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Vol. 1 Issue 76 AUGUST 2009  

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SHAQ VS.

By: Karen Pinkston
Editor N Cheif               

"Shaq Vs.," which is set to premiere Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET, begins filming Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq will take on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football.
Future episodes of the hour-long show will feature Shaq against Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, tennis star Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.


Shaq told  HOLLYWOOD HAPPENINGS, at a recent news conference in Santa Monica,  that he came up with the idea as a way to train for the NBA season. He thought that  Americans "would really want to see an athlete play another sport," according to the newspaper. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq's new team, have cleared the 37-year-old O'Neal to take part in the show.

He is scheduled to report for the Cavs' opening of training camp on Sept. 15. Shaq will train with a coach for one week leading up to each challenge.

"These athletes may be on top of their game, but I am up for the challenge," O'Neal said. "I plan to train hard and win, so look out."
 


Media Rights Capital is behind the series, along with Dick Clark Prods.O'Neal will exec produce, along with Scott Messick, Perry Rogers and Dick Clark Prods.' Orly Adelson, Will Staeger and Barry Adelman.
 

 This time around, "Shaq Vs." will follow O'Neal and his weekly competitor as they go through the training process -- and even hold a press conference before the big day. O'Neal will train for a week leading up to each challenge; to keep the playing field level, he'll also negotiate a handicap with each opponent. Last year Shaq 's Big challenge helped overweight kids learn how to built a healthy lifestyle.

On August 9, Shaq vs. took on Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor gold medalist in women's volleyball.

Olympic Gold Medalists in beach volleyball Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser will discuss their head-to-head matchup and handicap which will be featured in an episode of the new reality series “Shaq VS” on ABC.

On Monday, August 10, Shaq was off to St. Louis to battle Albert Pujols in a home run derby, at the T.R. Hughes stadium in O'Fallon, MO. Shaq attended the St. Louis Cardinal game, and threw out the first pitch. Shaq upon hearing of the quest of 8 year old Mikey Humbolt losing his father eariler this year was touched, and wanted to meet Mikey in person.  He took him asisde and told him that he was the man and that he nedded to be the man, and he made a promise that he would take care of his mother Sheila Miller-Humbolt whose was diagnoised with MS la year ago. It meant so much to Mikey to have the opportunity to meet and have him to personally speak to him. It is an experince that he will never forget. 

  Shaq is one of the truest and most geninue athletes of today, and perhaps of all time. He really cares about other people, and  puts other peoples needs ahead of his own needs.  He never foregot where he came from. Shaq wins the award for great All American person. 

 


 

After leaving St. Louis, he headed to Las Vegas to take on boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, and then to Balitmore to battle against Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps. He will also take on tennis star Serna Williams.  The one person that Shaq would love to take on in a game of one on one is the President Obama.


Eye On Taylor Swift

 

By Hannah Humbolt
Staff Writer


 

Taylor Swift became one of country-pops brightest faces in 2006, when the 16 year old vocalist released her first album. taylor had been performing since yearly childhood, taking inspiration from her Oprah singing grandmother.

Taylors parents realized they had benn making many visits to Nashville, TN, where taylos had been making causal appearances. Where she had met many song-writers. Her family had then decided to move from their Pennsylvania home out to a Nashville suburb, which accelerated taylor's career.

While performing at the Nashville intimate bluebird cafe, she had caught the eye of music industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed album.

Swift had then joined the roster at big machine record and released her debut single -"TIM MC GRAW" in August 2006.

Swift had been nominated for best vocalist in the grammys of 2008. these days taylos latest album is called "Fearless" , which is a huge hit!!!

 


 

GUIDING LIGHT WILL BECOME A SOAP OF THE PAST:

 

 

By: Karen Pinskton
Edior -N-Chief

 

           Guiding Light Bites the Dust, after 72 years. CBS has announced that it’s daytime drama ‘Guiding Light,’ Television’s longest-running drama will broadcast its final episode on Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. At the time of its final broadcast, the series will have spanned 72 years and more than 15,700 episodes on both television and radio.

Created by Irna Phillips, the show debuted on NBC radio on January 25, 1937 as the 15-minute radio serial ‘The ‘Guiding Light.’ It made the switch to 15-minute episodes on CBS Television on June 30, 1952, although it continued to air concurrently on radio with the actors playing parts on both shows until 1956, when the radio show ended.

The series first started broadcasting in color in 1967, and a year later, the show expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. In November 1977, the show expanded to a full hour. The series is credited by The Guinness Book of World Records as “The Longest-Running Television Drama.”

“‘Guiding Light‘ has achieved a piece of television history that will never be matched; it has crossed mediums, adapted its stories to decades of social change and woven its way through generations of audiences like no other,” said Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group. “This daytime icon will always be an indelible part of CBS’s history, with a legacy of innovation and reputation for quality and excellence at every step of the way. While its presence will be missed, its contributions will always be celebrated and never be forgotten.”

 The later half of the 1970’s and into the 1980’s brought about a lot of changes to soaps.  These were the years that the soaps went primetime, and brought the daytime soaps into more of a social status.

            Over the years a lot of soaps have come and gone, while others have remained.  Guiding Light remains the longest running soap in the history of television, and well as the longest running show on the television today. 

            A few of the soaps from the past were nominated for Daytime Emmy’s, one such soap, is Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Prior to its cancellation, this show was nominated for four Emmy Awards:

(1971) OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DAYTIME PROGRAMMING James Angerame, Technical Director  Victor L. Paganuzzi, Art Director; John A. Wendell, Set Decorator

(1973) OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY INDIVIDUALS IN DAYTIME DRAMA  Peter Levin, Director  Victor Paganuzzi, Scenic Designer; John A. Wendell, Set Decorator

Some of the other soaps that have won several awards, include Santa Barbara, Ryan’s Hope, The Doctors, The Edge Of Night, Another World, Loving, and Search For Tomorrow. Santa Barbara, won three years straight for Outstanding Drama Series for the years, 1987, 1988, and 1989-90 seasons.  Ryan’s Hope won it in 1976-77, and again in 1979-1980 seasons.  Another World, won in 1975-1976, The Doctors in 1973-1974, and the Edge of Night in 1972-1973.  Loving won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1990-1991, and Search for Tomorrow won the award in 1980-81 the same year Search for Tomorrow won for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Search for Tomorrow won Outstanding Lead Actor two years in a row in 1975-76 and 1976-77.

In March 1982, P&G moved the show to NBC at 12:30 (bumping the low rated soap The Doctors to Noon) with disastrous ratings results. When Search left CBS, the show was pulling in a 6.8 rating, which was good enough for eighth in daytime. By the end of the year, Search was fourteenth in the ratings, just .1 ahead of where The Doctors would finish the year.

Love of Life was an American soap opera which was aired on CBS from September 24, 1951 to February 1, 1980. It was created by Roy Winsor; Winsor also created Search for Tomorrow, which premiered three weeks before Love of Life, and The Secret Storm, which would debut two and a half years later.

The Edge of Night was a long-running American television soap opera produced by Procter & Gamble. It debuted on CBS on April 2, 1956, and ran on that network until November 28, 1975; the series then aired on ABC from December 1, 1975, until December 28, 1984. There were 7,420 episodes, with some 1,800 available for syndication.

Ryan's Hope (RH) was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. The show aired a total of 3515 30-minute episodes.  In late 1974, ABC Daytime approached Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer, who were the Head Writers of CBS' Love of Life at the time, about creating a new soap opera. The network wanted a series similar to General Hospital. The proposed title of the new serial was City Hospital. Labine and Mayer added a large Irish family to ABC's vision of the show -- the Ryan family. RH was created, owned, and originally written by Labine and Avila Mayer, who had previously written Where The Heart Is and Love of Life.

Another World was a television soap opera that ran on the NBC network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. It was created by legendary serial creator Irna Phillips along with William J. Bell, and was produced by Procter & Gamble Productions in studios located in Brooklyn.

Set in the fictional town of Bay City, the show in its early years opened with announcer Bill Wolff (1964-1987) intoning its epigram, “We do not live in this world alone, but in a thousand other worlds,” which Irna said represented the difference between “the world of events we live in, and the world of feelings and dreams that we strive for.”

The expansion to 90 minutes and its impact on ratings

Although it is widely thought that Another World's expansion to 90 minutes was a cause of ratings erosion, the decision to expand the show was made at a time when its ratings (and that of NBC's other serials) were already in steady decline. It should be noted that even during the period when Another World ran daily for 90 minutes; it remained NBC's highest-rated soap opera, as it had been for a decade. In the second half of 1980, after the show returned to 60 minutes, Another World and fellow NBC serials Days of Our Lives and, most dramatically, The Doctors, experienced a collapse in ratings from which NBC's daytime soap lineup never fully recovered. It would not be until 1984 that both Days and Another World would recover some of their lost ground.

Dark Shadows is a Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis, who tells of a dream he had in which a girl takes a long train ride to visit a large mansion. Peyton Place is an American primetime serial which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15, 1964 to June 2, 1969. The program was broadcast in black-and-white from 1964 to 1966 and in color from 1966 to 1969. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, to date it is the only primetime series ever to run episodes continuously without reruns. The series served as the springboard for such now famous performers as Ryan O'Neal, Mia Farrow, and David Canary.

 Many soaps have come and gone through the years, but there today remains, from soap that keeps on going and that is the Guiding Light. Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, or simply GL) is an Emmy award winning American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. The 15,000th televised episode of Guiding Light aired on September 7, 2006. Due to this series run, it is not only considered to be the longest soap opera, but the longest-running scripted show in history. It has been announced that Guiding Light has been renewed into its 72nd season through 2009.

CBS SOAPS:  LOVE OF LIFE SECRET STORM EDGE OF NIGHT LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDOR THING SEARCH FOR TOMORROW CAPITOL

ABC SOAPS: DARK SHADOWS RYAN’S HOPE PEYTON PLACEWHERE THE HEART IS.

NBC SOAPS: THE DOCTORS ANOTHER WORLD SUNSET BEACH SOMERSET TEXAS  GENERATIONS SANTA BARBARA LOVING

PRIME TIME SOAPS: DALLAS DANTE’S COVE BEVERLY HILLS 90210 THE COLBYS DYNASTY FALCON CREST FLAMINGO ROAD FOR RICHER FOR POORER HOTEL KNOT’S LANDING MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN MELROSE PLACE MODELS INC. PAPER DOLLS

FORGOTTEN SOAPS OF THE PAST SAVANNAH THE CITY MALIBU ROAD THE BRIGHTER DAY THE CATLINS CPW HAWKINS FAITH MORNING STAR PARADISE BAYPACIFICIC PALISADES PASADENA POINT PLEASANT PARTY BABIES UNDRESSED VILLIANT LADY

One of the most famous stars to come from one of these old soaps was actor Christopher Reeve. Reeve took a job in the soap opera Love of Life in July 1974. He played Ben Harper, an antagonistic character with a polygamist lifestyle and history of criminal behavior. By August, his character had become popular, and ratings for the show improved. Reeve was no longer an anonymous actor; people on buses would give him advice as to which female character to marry. The soap opera schedule eventually forced him to drop out of Juilliard.

 

NICKELBACK ROCKS HOUSE

 

By Hannah Humbolt
Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCK AND ROLL FANTANSY CAMP

PLAYED WHISKEY A GO GO

Two-month festival to be held May-June, 2008
Organizers are Marcia Seligson and Bob Klein

 


By Karen Pinkston
Editor-n-Chief

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Photo By: Karen Kaye © 2009

 The Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp, took the Whisky A Go Go , by storm. The Holywood Camp started on April 29, and ended with the big performance on Sunday, May 3rd.

Rock and Rol fans were ale to live the dream, and live like a rock star at least for a week.  This year's camp is a week long camp, which consists of working with some iconic talent like Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, and Todd Rundrant. 

The camp consits this year of actually going into the Captiol Studios, to record a record which they wrote themselves, and then ending the week long work by performing on the Sunset Strip, at the Whisky a Go-Go. 

 Camp package include daily meals with platinum musicians, a CD of your audio recordings, a professionally edited DVD of your live performance at The WHISKY A Go Go, welcome bag, transportation to and from all camp events, and so much more!

The next camps will be held in Hollywood in November of 2009, and again in February of 2010, before the camp counselors head to London,

The Rockstars counselors for November will include some more Iconic talent, with Mark Hudson, and Elliot Easton to return once again as Camp Counselors.

Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers)
Bruce Kulick (KISS)
Mark Hudson (producer/engineer, Aerosmith)
Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
Share Ross (Vixen)
Teddy Andreadis (Guns 'n' Roses)
Elliot Easton (The Cars)
Charles Conner (Little Richard) will conduct a master class on November 19th
Sandy Gennaro (Bo Diddley / Cyndi Lauper)
Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy / Quiet Riot)
Hal Blaine (The Wrecking Crew)

On November 22nd a surprise guest star, who is a legendary guitarist from an iconic rock band, will jam with campers and then play with each band at the Whisky A Go Go. Call Bradley in the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp office (888.762.2263 ext. 2) for more details.
 

There will be a total of four packages to choose from. The Headliner Package - 5 day Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Experience. November 17th-22nd. $7999 plus the cost of hotel. Pay only $7,499 when you sign up by August 1. more details...

The Rockstar Package - 3 day Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Experience. November 12th-15th. $3,999 plus the cost of hotel. Pay only $3,499 when you sign up by August 1. more details...

The Rock Legend - 8 days of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, 11 days total. The 5 day and the 3 day camper packages plus the Rock 'n' Roll Golf Experience. $12,498 plus the cost of hotel. Pay only $11,498 when you sign up by August 1. more details...

The Roadie Package - 1 day Rock 'n' Roll Golf Best Ball Tournament. November 17th. Add on a day of golfing to the 3 or 5 day Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Experiences, or just join us for the day of golf! $1250 more details...

The Groupie Package - Give your spouse a taste of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp. Our 3 day campers can purchase the "Groupie Package" for $599. Our 5 day campers can purchase this package for $799. more details...

Write and record your own original song at renowned recording studio with world famous engineer Eddie Kramer
Meet and jam with a Rock Superstar in addition to our Rockstar counselors and guests
Perform live at the Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip
Attend masterclasses with world renowned musicians
Daily meals with celebrity musicians and campers
Celebrity swag bag upon arrival
All instruments and backline provided. Use ours or bring your own!
10+ hours of jamming per day
A professional DVD of your concert at the Whisky A Go Go

The next camp will be held here in Hollywood in February 2010, in case you are unable to be part of the great talent in November. Then the camp moves to London in May 2010.


Photos by: Karen Kaye © 2009


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Irina Allegrova is one of the most famous international singing sensations to emerge from Russia. Her upcoming performance at the Kodak Theatre is part of a worldwide tour that includes England, France, Italy and Israel. Her powerful and unique voice has captured the hearts of millions of fans and has produced dozens of #1 hits in Russia garnering her a Russian Grammy (Ovatsiya) for Best Pop Female Star. She has been noted for her ethereal visual style and symbolic lyrics. Allegrova, of Armenian descent, has created an incredible program for this 2009 tour including a live orchestra and ballet dancers not to be missed.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

   


 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


 

DON'T MISS THE CELEBRATION!

In a month-long celebration, Reprise will explore the work of a musical theatre giant: RICHARD RODGERS. Join us for a series of eight special events in venues all over Los Angeles as we honor this treasured musical legend and commemorate his legacy. 

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Click here to check out all of the RODGERS CELEBRATION events or see the complete listing below:
 

Soul of Rodgers
SOUL OF RODGERS

A jazz, gospel and R&B interpretation of the Rodgers songbook presented in association with Ebony Repertory Theatre. Conceived and directed by Billy Porter and starring Shoshanna Bean, Ledisi, Rahsaan Patterson and more!

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Rodgers & Asia
GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & ASIA

A symposium exploring the successes and controversies surrounding The King and I, South Pacific and Flower Drum Song. The evening, presented in association with East West Players, will be moderated by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and will include musical performances.

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South Pacific
SOUTH PACIFIC
A screening of the classic film, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, including a pre-movie discussion with the legendary Mitzi Gaynor.


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Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein
RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN
Experience the memorable songs of Rodgers' two most fruitful collaborations as performed by some of the top musical theatre talent in Los Angeles.


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Grand Night For Dancing
A GRAND NIGHT FOR DANCING
An evening of dance inspired by the music of Richard Rodgers. Reprise resident choreographer Lee Martino has assembled some of the best dancers in Los Angeles to create an exhilarating evening, including the classic ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" from On Your Toes.

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Nothin' Like A Dame
NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME
The leading ladies of Rodgers' musicals sing the songs that made them famous and share their favorite memories of working with this musical genius. Starring Karen Morrow, Florence Henderson, Patricia Morrison, Lesley Anne Warren and more.


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The Sweetest Sounds
THE SWEETEST SOUNDS: The Harmony Project
More than 100 young musicians from urban Los Angeles perform some of Rodgers' most recognizable music and accompany young local singers. An exciting partnership with the Harmony Project, an organization dedicated to building healthier communities through music.

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Two By Two
TWO BY TWO
Jason Alexander stars as Noah in a staged reading of this rarely seen Rodgers musical. Featuring a 15-piece orchestra, this fresh retelling of the Noah's Ark story is presented in association with American Jewish University Whizin Center for Continuing Education.

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 LEGALLY BLOND AT PANTAGES THEATRE

 

 

 

BROADWAY’S SMASH-HIT
ARRIVES AT PANTAGES THEATRE AUGUST 12
FOR LOS ANGELES PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT
4 WEEKS ONLY, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 6



LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, the smash hit Broadway production based on the hit MGM film, will celebrate its official Opening Night in Los Angeles on Friday, August 14 at the Pantages Theatre, running four weeks only through September 6. There will be two lower priced preview performances on August 12 and 13 at 8pm.

Tickets for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-ARTS (2787). Tickets may also be purchased in person at The Pantages Box Office (opens daily at 10am) and all Ticketmaster ticket outlets.

Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL earned seven 2007 Tony Award nominations and ten 2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations.

The Broadway production engaged in an unprecedented partnership in October 2007, when MTV aired a television broadcast of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL in its entirety and reached over 12.5 million viewers, ranking number one in its time slot among theater lovers aged 12 through 34 across the country. The special included a behind-the-scenes look at the musical and a “pink carpet extravaganza” hosted by the cast of The Hills live from the Palace Theatre in New York City.

Following the success of the televised broadcast, MTV and LEGALLY BLONDE once again joined forces, this time to search for a talented young woman to take over for Tony-nominated star Laura Bell Bundy. The result was the reality TV competition series, Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods.

Starring as Elle Woods in this production is original Broadway company member, Becky Gulsvig. Joining Ms. Gulsvig in this production are two runners-up from the MTV reality show. Second runner-up Rhiannon Hansen plays Elle’s best friend Margot and third runner-up Lauren Zakrin is an ensemble member and an understudy for the role of Elle.

Also featured in this production of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL are DB Bonds as Emmett, Natalie Joy Johnson as Paulette, Jeff McLean as Warner, Megan Lewis as Vivienne, Coleen Sexton as Brooke, Ken Land as Professor Callahan, Cortney Wolfson as Serena, Crystal Joy as Pilar and Gretchen Burghart as Enid.

Rounding out the company of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL are Sara Andreas, Ward Billeisen, Joshua James Campbell, Nick Dalton, Ven Daniel, Alex Ellis, Jay Garcia, Paul Jackel, Sarah Marie Jenkins, Leslie McDonel, Brian Patrick Murphy, Mamie Parris, Stacey Sargeant, Tally Sessions, Josh Walden and Adam Zelasko.

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell. Music and lyrics are by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, with a book by Heather Hach. The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller, orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and sound design by ACME Sound Partners.

Presented locally by Broadway/L.A. as the sixth show of its 2009 Pantages Season, the national tour of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is produced by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.

The performance schedule for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is Tuesday through Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 1pm & 6:30pm.

Tickets range in price from $25 - $95, although prices are subject to change without notice. VIP packages are also available. The Pantages Theatre is located in Hollywood at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard at Vine Street.

For more information, please visit the Pantages Theatre’s official website: www.BroadwayLA.org.

 

 


 

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KEVIN BACON?

By: Mary Philips
Features Edior

Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor whose notable roles include Footloose, Flatliners, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13, Mystic River, The Woodsman, Friday the 13th, Hollow Man, and Tremors.

Bacon has been nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award[2] and has been called one of the best actors to never receive an Oscar nomination. He mad his movie debut in the fraternity comedy Animal House in 1978 did not lead to the instant fame for which he had hoped, and Bacon returned to waiting tables and auditioning for small roles in theater. He did a couple of stints on television soap operas Search For Tomorrow (1979) and The Guiding Light (1980–81) in New York while waiting for larger roles to come along. He refused an offer of a television series based on Animal House to be filmed in California in order to remain close to the New York stage. Some of his early stage work included Getting Out performed at New York's Phoenix Theater, and Flux which he did at Second Stage Theatre during their 1981–1982 season.


Bacon, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bacon has been married to actress Kyra Sedgwick since September 4, 1988; they met on the set of the PBS version of Lanford Wilson's play Lemon Sky. "The time I was hitting what I considered to be bottom was also the time I met my wife, our kids were born, good things were happening", he explained to Cosmopolitan's Chase. "And I was able to keep supporting myself; that always gave me strength."[cite this quote]

Bacon and Sedgwick have starred together in Pyrates, Murder in the First, and The Woodsman. They have two children, Travis Sedgwick Bacon (born June 23, 1989 in Los Angeles, California) and Sosie Ruth Bacon (born March 15, 1992). The family resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Bacon and Sedgwick appeared in will.i.am's video It's a New Day which was released following Barack Obama's 2008 presidential win.

Bacon and Sedgwick lost an undisclosed amount of money in the Ponzi scheme of infamous fraudulent investor Bernard Madoff.[13][14]
 


SOAPS SUPERCOUPLES OF ALL TIME:

 

By: Karen Pinkston and Mary Philips

Through the Years, Always and Forever super couples will live on n our memories forever. They have given us reason to hope when our own life takes an unexpected turn, they have brought us through our own lives by making us a part of their lives and family.

Over the years soaps have had a lot of couples which had the right chemistry. One of the first super couples that comes to mind is Roger Thorpe, and Holly Norris, from the Guiding Light Josh Lewis, and Reva Shayne, Guiding Light, Steve Andropoulos and Betsy Stewart As The World Turns, Bo Brady and Hope Williams, Days Of Our Lives, Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, General Hospital, and, Victor Newman and Nikki Reed from Young and the Restless.

Throughout the years other couples have come and gone but these couples will be the couples that will last in our memories for an eternity. One of the first super couples for young and the restless would have been Chris and Snapper Foster, to the newest couples Nicholas Newman and Sharon Collins. Some of the super couples for As The World Turns include Holden Snyder and Lily Walsh, Jack Snyder and Curly Tenney, Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer, Craig Montgomery and Sierra Estaban, Tom Hughes and Margo Montgomery, and Bob and Lisa Hughes.

John Black and Marlena Evans, Steve Johnson and Kayla Brady, Shane Donovan and Kimberly Brady, Shawn Brady and Belle Black, Lucas Roberts and Sami Brady., from Days of our Lives, Ridge Forrester and Brooke Logan from the Bold and the Beautiful..

Other super couples that we have come to love through the years are Zach Slater and Kendall Hart, All My Children. Bianca Montgomery and Maggie Stone, All My Children, Cliff Warner and Nina Cortlandt, All My Children, Doug Williams and Julie Olson, Days of Our Lives, Duke and Anna Lavery General Hospital, Eden Capwell and Cruz Castillo are fictional characters and a super couple from Santa Barbara.

Eric Forrester and Stephanie Douglas, the Bold and the Beautiful, Erica Kane and Dimitri Marick, All My Children, Greg Nelson and Jenny Gardner, All My Children,
J.R. Chandler and Babe Carey, All My Children, Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton, Days Of Our Lives, Jesse Hubbard and Angie Baxter, All My Children, Frisco Jones and Felicia Cummings, General Hospital, , Todd Manning and Blair Cramer, One Life To Live, Tad Martin and Dixie Cooney, All My Children and finally Nash Brennan and Jessica Buchanan, One Life To Live.

The top five soap couples of all time starting with number five, is Bo and Hope, number four, Josh and Reva, number three Victor and Nikki, number two Roger and Holly, and the number one super couple pick is Luke and Laura. These couples we have laughed, cried, and wanted to scream at for breaking up but we learned that in the end their love would always bring them back together.
 


 


Young And The Restless  Hold
OPEN CASTING CALL

 

“The Young and the Restless Screen Test” sponsored by CBS2 will take place in Los Angeles, CA, on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th, 2009.

One talented actress will be selected to appear in an episode of The Young and the Restless, participate in a photo shoot and be the cover model for The Young and the Restless “Restless Style” magazine.

WHO: Must be at least 18 years old on August 27, 2009 and able to perform the role of a woman who is 18-35, and eligible to work in the United States.

WHEN: Thursday, August 27 – Open Call starting at 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

First round interviews for eligible actresses on an open call basis.

Friday, August 28 – Second Round and Screen Test, time TBA.

Participants advancing to second round and on-camera test with scene partner for finalists.

WHERE: CBS Radford Lot

Stage TBD
4200 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

To participate in the event, please download the following forms here and bring with you to the event:


Actor Information Sheet

Release Form

Rules and Regulations

 

 


 

JONAS BROTHERS ONE HOT TICKET!

JOE JONAS LOVES MAKING GIRLS SWOON


By Hannah Hunbolt

Staff Writer

 


Photo By: Hannah Humbolt: © 2009 -- Joe swoons fans in St. Louis, Missouri

Joseph Adam Jonas was born on August 15, 1989. Joe is one of the lead singers in his band, The Jonas Brothers. Joe is the middle brother, 2 years younger than Kevin and 3 years older than nick. he also has a little brother named Frankie which is the "Bouns Jonas". Joe is filled will comedy, and has a huge heart.

Joe would be the first to admit, he shops alot!!! his style is inspired be the 1980's rock "n" roll. he loves wearing vintage band t-shirts, sneakers,and straight legged jeans.

When joe was younger, he would have roles on broadway. one of his roles was in " La Boeme". Joe has always been inspired by paul Mc Cartney. the most wonderful thing about joe is that he is so hot,hot,hot,hot,hot!!!

 

it was a huge thrill to all 3 boys when they were asked to perform at the 2007 American Music Awards! It was our first time being on a big awards show. on stage they dont know what to expect on stage with all the crazy fans.

We choreographed a really cool opening for our song "S.O.S" where we were supposed to appear onstage by crashing through special glass, the song would start. thats when joe fell on the glass and received a huge cut with gushing blood!!!

the jonas brothers new cd came out June 16, 2009. lines, vines, and trying times. earlier Joe had stared in the hit disney movie "Camp Rock". During the making of the movie a funny moment was remembered. Joe once had swallowed $1.25 in quarters.

 


 
PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 36TH ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS AIRING LIVE ON SUNDAY AUGUST 30 ON THE CW

Bradford Anderson, Tyra Banks, Patrick Duffy, Jennie Garth, Anthony Geary, Van Hansis, Bindi Irwin, Katherine Kelly Lang, Susan Lucci, Sandra Oh, Dr. Phil, Rachael Ray, Alex Trebek, Betty White, Montel Williams and Others Confirmed for the Telecast; Vanessa Williams to Host
 

 

Kristen Alderson (One Life to Live), Daytime Emmy Nominee Bradford Anderson (General Hospital), Daytime Emmy Nominee Tyra Banks (The Tyra Banks Show), Brandon Buddy (One Life to Live), Patrick Duffy (The Bold and the Beautiful), Melissa Claire Egan (All My Children), Colin Eggelsfield (Melrose Place), Jennie Garth (90210), Daytime Emmy Nominee Anthony Geary (General Hospital), Daytime Emmy Nominee Van Hansis (As the World Turns), Elizabeth Hendrickson (The Young and the Restless), Daytime Emmy Nominee Bindi Irwin (Bindi, the Jungle Girl ), Jay Kenneth Johnson (Days of Our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (The Bold and the Beautiful), Lori Loughlin (90210), Susan Lucci (All My Children), Gilles Marini (Dancing with the Stars, Brothers & Sisters), Kyle Massey (That's So Raven), Christopher Massey (Zoey 101), Cameron Mathison (All My Children), Daytime Emmy Nominee Dr. Phil McGraw (Dr. Phil), Robin McGraw, Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless), Ronn Moss (The Bold & the Beautiful), Robert Newman (The Guiding Light), Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy), Daytime Emmy Nominee Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show), James Scott (Days of Our Lives), Jake Silbermann (As The World Turns), Daytime Emmy Nominee Kirsten Storms (General Hospital), Dr. Travis Stork (The Doctors), Daytime Emmy Nominee Alex Trebek (Jeopardy), Betty White, Montel Williams and Kim Zimmer (The Guiding Light) have been confirmed as presenters for the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, it was announced today by David McKenzie, executive producer of the telecast.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 30 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and will broadcast live on the CW at (8:00-10:00 PM ET Live/PT tape delayed). Vanessa Williams will host.

The Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards recognize the outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. during the 2008 calendar year. The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 

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