The legendary career of Barbra Streisand is well known around the globe. Paved with impressive achievements and memorable moments, Streisand became the first female actress to ever direct and star in a motion picture that was recognized with a Best Director nomination from the DGA (Director’s Guild of America). The film, The Prince of Tides, was also honored with seven Academy Award nominations.
In 1963, Barbara Streisand released her first album, which was fittingly titled ‘The Barbra Streisand Album,’ for which she received two Grammy Awards. At that time, she was the youngest artist to have ever received the Album of the Year award. As Barbra made her motion picture debut in 1968, her attempt paid off with an Academy Award for Best Actress, which would be the first of two Oscars for this outstanding performer.
The self-proclaimed “actress who sings,” Barbra Streisand has repeatedly found herself at the top of the record charts and the box office. Her music success is marked with albums that have been certified as both gold and platinum. Her film roles have earned her undeniable success at the Academy Awards but, through it all, Barbra Streisand has remained dedicated to the causes that mean so much to her.
The Streisand Foundation, which is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, contributes to an array of causes every year. Among them, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, the Institute for America’s Future, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Since it’s inception in 1986, The Streisand Foundation has provided grants totaling nearly 15 million dollars to national organizations dedicated to bettering a number of important issues. In 1993, The Streisand Foundation noted that it would prioritize projects that were geared toward the economically disadvantaged youth in Los Angeles, California.
Because of her national fame and world-renowned recognition, Barbra Streisand is an icon. Both movie and music fans are always in search of memorabilia that depicts the likeness of their favorite celebrity. Everything from autographs to movie collectibles and concert memorabilia, Barbra Streisand is always a fan favorite. For additional information on her legendary career or any of the latest events, fans may visit her official website at www.BarbraStreisand.com Autograph seekers may send their request, along with a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to:
The internet was just born and already it has 6 billion websites, one for every person on Earth today. Human beings are obsessed with writing and even more obsessed with Paris Hilton, the number one search on the internet. Lets get to know a little about our modern day Aphrodite aka Venus, the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Sex worshipped by the Greek and Roman people 4 thousand years ago. Paris Hilton proves once again that sex sells both hamburgers and religion.
The Greek Goddess Aphrodite Festival is called the Aphrodisiac, which was celebrated all over Greece especially in Athens and Corinth. Christina Onassis was the heiress of Aristotle Onassis the Greek shipping billionaire. We are talking real money here. Christina was Aristotle’s only living child, a real heiress, like Jennifer Gates, 9, and Phoebe Gates, 3, the two daughters of the world’s richest man, send me the Bill Gates, at $51 billion dollars and counting. Bill and Melinda French of Dallas Texas have given so much money to charity that they have completely eradicated poverty in Africa. Paris Hilton, if she is lucky enough to make it into her grandfather’s will will be lucky to inherit one million dollars. The One with the money, Paris’ great grandfather Conrad Hilton, (whose son Nicky was the first husband of Elizabeth Taylor), left the grand total of nothing to his 4 children. He married his third wife at 87 and then left his entire fortune to the Catholic Church. Paris’ grandfather Barron Hilton went to court to contest the will and he won, becoming the first person ever to defeat the Vatican in court, walking away with a few hundred million. He has 8 kids. They have kids. Paris’ slice of the pie could be $200,000, walking around money for the Sultan of Brunei, whose oil fields America is now spending its blood to protect. That is hot – not.
Being an heiress is normally a mirage, as Christina Onassis can testify to. Have you ever noticed how many pop icons cash in on Jesus’ story right in their names? It’s like people’s minds are like search engines responding either positively or negatively to certain keywords like Paris Hilton. Madonna, the Virgin Mary, Christ Ina Aguilera, Britney Spears, I have a pain in my side, said Jesus. Is that a spear in my ribcage or are you just happy to see me? Jesus Christ was a Jewish Rabbi painted by the Greek New Testament writers with the Godlike qualities of the Greek Goddess Eurynome and Bellerophon and his flying horse Pegasus and several other Greek deities. You can read all about it at The Temple of Love. 20 million Christian and Jewish children lost their lives in WW2 aka The War Against the Jews because according to stories which God of Mount Sinai aka Jesus aka Allah aka Elohim Himself endlessly calls man made legends and fairy tales right in the Holy Bibles, the Jewish people killed this half real half fictitious character 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem. Humans have a problem separating fact from fiction. At least Paris Hilton is a real person. I’ve seen her. I’ve touched her. I’ve kissed her. Her lips are as candy. Her legs are as ladders.
Sex sells. Paris Hilton was a nobody, an extra in a series of B movies until the videotape of her coiting Rick Salomon in “1 Night in Paris” showed up on the internet last year at the same time that The Simple Life debuted. People are fascinated by infamy. Did you know that the male cat’s penis has spines which point backwards? Upon withdrawal of the penis the spikes rake the walls of the female’s vagina. The female needs this stimulation for ovulation to begin. Paris Hilton, outraged over the release of the video, raked in $400,000 plus a percentage of the profits of the film which shot her to super stardom. Without that video Paris Hilton is serving cocktails at Studio 54 today instead of dancing on the bar topless with the world’s media murdering each other for a snapshot of Paris Hilton half nude.
Paris Whitney Hilton was named after Whitney Houston because her name wasn’t famous enough. During the Aphrodite Festival, the Aphrodisiac, in Corinth Greece, the men had intercourse with the Priestesses of Aphrodite. This was considered a method of worshipping Aphrodite. What did you get for Christmas? In the Holy Temple in Jerusalem the Priests lured the people in with The Temple Prostitutes who lived in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. King Solomon who built the Holy Temple had 900 wives, concubines and mistresses. Compared to him Jesus was a mere piker with his Mary Magdalene and a few of her girlfriends. Do you hear what I’m saying girlfriend? At least Paris Hilton is a real person.
Aphrodite was born as an 18 year old Paris Hilton in the Sea off of Cyprus after Cronus cut off Uranus’ genitals and the elder God’s blood and semen dropped on the Sea where they began to foam. Aphrodite rose out of the foam in her 18 year old birthday suit. When did people become so prudish? Going wild over 1 Night in Paris? 4,000 years ago mating with hookers in the Temple was normal. In 1879 William-Adolphe Bouguereau painted the Birth of Venus, (Venus was Aphrodite’s Roman name), which showed the full face on nude 18 year old Aphrodite being born rising from the sea foam. How did Hugh Hefner get to be called risqu
Bollywood??, you would ask, did you misspelled Hollywood? Bollywood is new emerging film industry in India. In fact it is largest film industry in world and releases over 600 plus films in more than 10 languages. Although it got it name from Bombay (now Mumbai) and Hollywood – Bollywood, films made in Bollywood are nothing like your typical Hollywood films. Bollywood films are called masala films, literally meaning “spicy films”, has numerous lengthy and eloquent song sequence, comedy, thrills and love triangle. Movies often has magic ingredients such as star crossed lovers, love triangles, angry parents, family ties and fortunes, sacrifice for lover both emotional and physical, corrupt politicians who seems to own everything, novice kidnappers, gangster smuggling gold and ammunition, conniving villains, courtesans with hearts of gold, relatives and twins separated by fate or by villains, dramatic reversals of fortune and event, and convenient coincidences makes masala film very appealing to masses. Movies are made to appeal masses but there are few movies which tried to set new trends.
Bollywood is not popular only in India but also among a large Indian Diaspora in English speaking countries and middle-east. Russia and Japan also have very large fan base for Hindi Movies, particularly of Raj Kapoor and Rajni Kanth.
Bollywood music is called ‘filmi music” where stars on the scene lip synching the pre recorded song. Playback singers are more popular than average star and have enormous fan base who often go to movie to just listen the song from their favorite singer. Kishor Kumar has huge fan base and official fan club not across only in India but all over the world where Bollywood movies are popular. Lyrics are written by professional poets and not by singer themselves.
Like lyrics, there are “dialogs” which are written to appease mass. If you are watching movie in theater, don’t’ surprise by people throwing “coin” at screen when their beloved star delivers dialog like “Kute, Tera Khun Pi Jayuga”, meaning, “Bloody Dog!, I’ll suck blood out of you”.
Aspiring stars comes from all over India to try their luck and become Bollywood’s biggest Celebrities. Some of them are former miss world, Aishwarya Rai, former bus conductor Rajni and former cook Akshay Kumar and Shah Runk Khan. Bollywood loves their star and gossip.
Like Bollywood, there are Kollywood, Tollywood and Lollywood, taking their names from Hollywood and major city in India where they primary shoot films in regional language.
Like Oscar, Bollywood has it’s own set of awards and celebration. Zee award, IIFA awards to name few are very popular and celebration is often done outside India.
In latest trend, there are increasing number of Bollywood films are being carried by video rental stores in US, like blockbuster. So what are you waiting for? Rent some good movies like “Hum Aapke Hain Koun” (1994) and “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (1995) and indulge yourself in magical world of Bollywood.
June 5th, 2006 Hollywood, CA – ManiaTV!, the World’s First Live 24/7 Internet Television Network, has signed the unpredictable and ever-maniacal Tom Green to a weekly deal for his new show, Tom Green Live, to be aired on www.ManiaTV.com. The ManiaTV! Network has given the controversial Green 100% creative control over the show, which represent the first-ever live celebrity talk show online. The program will be broadcast live from Green’s Hollywood home Thursday nights at 11pm EST beginning June 15th on www.ManiaTV.com and will be available free worldwide to any viewer with an internet connection.
“Tom Green is the perfect personality for our network,” said ManiaTV! CEO and founder, Drew Massey. “There isn’t a more ideal entertainer with whom we wanted to launch the first live TV talk show format on the internet. Tom’s edgy, non-conformist, unique approach to comedy epitomizes the ManiaTV! brand and we’re very excited to be working with him on such an intimate and long-term basis.” The Tom Green Live show will include celebrity interviews, live viewer call-ins, and Tom’s trademark man-on-the-street video segments. The show will set the stage for future programming on ManiaTV! intended to shatter traditional TV programming limitations.
“I’ve always considered myself a media pioneer, and live television over the internet is the next frontier for me,” explained Tom. “Of course, ManiaTV! didn’t know what the hell they were doing when they agreed to give me complete creative control over my show and they’ll no doubt regret it 5 minutes into the first airing. I’m certainly looking forward to that”.
The deal was brokered by Massey, Lewis Henderson of William Morris and Howard Lapides and Jackie Stern of The Core. “Tom has always been the leader in breakthrough interactive comedy, it’s always fun being first, ” Lapides said. Richard Ayoub, ManiaTV!’s vice president of programming said, “There will be no micromanaging from me or any other executive, this is the first time in Hollywood history that a celebrity is being given complete and total creative control.”
The Tom Green Live show is the first of a number of new offerings on www.ManiaTV.com , according to the network. In addition to the live talk show the company will be launching a platform for users to create their very own TV channels on the internet and broadcast to the world for free. Channel “producers” will then compete for a chance for fame and fortune, ultimately seeing their channel aired live on the ManiaTV! network. Future offerings also include a user-generated program comprised of videos submitted by viewers, and additional celebrity-hosted programming.
ManiaTV!, launched in September 2004, is the world’s first internet television network, delivering pop-culture entertainment programming to the youth and young adult broadband markets. Shows are hosted live by ManiaTV!’s own CJs (Cyber Jockeys). The network currently serves more than 3 million viewers each month and has secured significant investment from some of the leading venture capital firms in the country, including Benchmark Capital, Intel Capital, and Centennial Ventures.
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In the upcoming James Bond film, “Casino Royale,” British actor Daniel Craig will play the lead role of James Bond. This, however, does not sit well with a group of James Bond fans, who have launched a Web site, http://www.craignotbond.com.
A statement on the site said that “EON Productions angered fans around the world when they fired Pierce Brosnan at the height of his popularity as Bond. To add insult to injury, EON cast a short, blond, odd-looking Daniel Craig in the role of Bond.”
The site goes on to ask, “How can a short, blond actor with the rough face of a professional boxer and a penchant for playing killers, cranks, cads, and gigolos pull off the role of a tall, dark, handsome and suave secret agent?”
The angry group of Bond fans have threatened to boycott “Casino Royale” and any other Bond films that Craig will star in.
Though Craig may have a wounded pride from all of these happenings, he does have a big supporter in his predecessor, Pierce Brosnan.
“I think Daniel is a very fine actor. These are rocky waters, and they’re going to get him one way or another, but I think he will have the last laugh at the end of it,” Brosnan said.
Craig has had roles in “Munich” and “The Jacket.” He accepted the role of Bond last October, and filming for the movie began last month in Prague. Last week the producers of the film cast French actress Eva Green as Bond girl Vesper Lynd and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen as the villain le Chiffre.
“Big Brother,” originally a character in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty Four, was a supreme ruler that had control over a totalitarian state. This fictional society that Orwell creates, is described as under complete surveillance by authorities, where “Big Brother is Watching you.”
In this years CBS Big Brother 7, not only will Big Brother be watching over the houseguests, but viewers are also granted ruling power over the house as they choose their 6 favorite previous houseguests to compete in the “All-Stars” series. I wonder if this is what Orwell had in mind? Just like propaganda was used to control the population in Orwell’s book, propaganda for houseguests will be coming forth at all angles- people reflecting upon houseguests previous moves in Big Brother forums all over the net, and fans judging them on their past performances by watching past clips, commercials and their promotional videos…. Propaganda for Big Brother Houseguests will be everywhere on t-shirts, flyers, forums, TV…. there is no telling how extreme fans will go… Who will you vote for?
The new Big Brother House will leave nothing to the imagination of the viewer. Surveillance will exist in every corner of the house, along with memorabilia from past shows. The cost of the house… $350,000… with several intense features. The living room is decked out in bright bold colors such as red and orange and a 16 foot tall wall of neon flames will be hard to miss. The wall is said to either “make you want to drink a cocktail or kill somebody, or both”… a perfect melody of what should reflect the mood of this game- Good versus Evil… These veterans better be careful, as this game in this environment is obviously going to be cut throat and HOT HOT HOT! The kitchen continues the theme of flames but also adds a jail feeling with a solid brick kitchen floor. No wonder houseguests in other countries have gone to psychiatric wards after the show… the intensity of this environment should really turn up the heat of emotions, conflicts, and twists. The last feature of the house is several cases full of memorabilia from past seasons- most likely these items will also stir up some good and bad memories.
The house is monitored by cameras in every room- there is nothing you can’t do without being watched- Orwell’s symbolism becomes reality- everyone being watched 24/7. Make sure you become part of Big Brother and get access to live video feeds straight from the house.
Jules Asner, the current cohost of E! News Daily, along with Steve Kmetko, had a golden opportunity to be the first one to host E!’s “Wild On” adventure series. The series was originally titled “Sex on the Riviera.” When Eleanor Mondale left the show, Jules filled in and ended up hosting “Wild On” for a year and a half. The “Wild On” series takes viewers around the world and shows them that there are OTHER extremely wild people besides Americans doing extremely wild stuff. Yes, Brooke Burke DID have a predecessor. Although in an interview, Jules mentioned that she was reluctant to host the “Wild On” adventure series. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to put herself through the dangerous demands of para-sailing, for instance. By the way, her para-sailing adventure was one of her scariest moments. Apparently, Jules was terrified, and rightly so, when the wind kicked up more than usual and Jules was drifting in the air more than what was planned. It also didn’t help matters that the producers took their time bringing her down. Physically, she ended up fine, but her anxiety was obvious because of the expletives were bleeped out and by watching what she was experiencing.
Jules hosting the “Wild On” series was an invaluable link to her current endeavors. She currently cohosts E! News Daily with Steve Kmetko, which she initially and ultimately wanted to do. Along with E! News Daily, she hosts her own show, “Revealed.” Will ANY of our link positions (or stepping stone) positions likely to be as exciting, glamorous or as famous as the E! “Wild On” show? Certainly not! But the point is that Jules was initially reluctant to host “Wild On.” How many positions have we turned down because we’ve been initially reluctant to take a job that we KNOW will lead to a career? As a former fast food manager, I KNEW that I was grossly underpaid, and the stress level for what little I was paid was robbery. I KNEW that I could always say that I had management experience whenever I did a resume or filled out an employment application.
How many of you have that feeling of “what’s the use?” when you were wishing that you could be doing something better? You CAN do something better! Yes. It DOES take an investment in time. There are so MANY companies that need talents YOU have to offer. Everyone has some talent that is valuable to an organization. There are many great websites that offer skills assessment testing. The tests are invaluable for that kind of determination that asks what kind of a career you are suited for. Too many of us settle because I have been one who has settled in the past. I am taking steps to attain my dream career. What you do with YOUR talent is up to you.
Grace Adams-Short became the fourth housemate evicted from Big Brother 7 in yet another no-shock result on Friday night. Grace polled 87.9% of votes in a head-to-head with Nikki Grahame, who survived eviction for two consecutive weeks.
It was such a no-contest that host Davina McCall didn’t even bother with her usual customary pause and instead immediately announced that Grace was evicted.
Both Grace and Nikki were put up for eviction by newcomer Suzie Verrico as the model was the only contestant able to nominate during week four. Grace had take offence to being nominated by Suzie and threw a glass of water over her before she left the house.
With one final hug for Mikey, Grace left the house to a chorus of boos from the eviction night crowd but took it on the chin, laughing and even encouraging the pantomime-esque booing.
When later asked why she performed such a childish act she replied: “Sorry guys, I just couldn’t help myself. She was just sat there like Lady Muck”.
Grace had been favourite to leave all week and had been odds-on well before her nomination was confirmed. One of the reasons she was trading so low was due to the Big Brother twist that only Suzie would be eligible to nominate and she had made her dislike of Grace known publicly before she entered the house.
Grace was as short as 1/2 on Friday 9 June following the chants of “Get Grace Out!” heard clearly during Sam’s eviction, although she had risen to as large as 5/6 by the morning of Monday 11.
Big Brother even gave Grace a chance to earn immunity from nominations when a task was set early in the week. The housemates had to stand still on a podium for as long as possible, with a “mystery prize” awaiting the last person standing. During the task, Grace’s price had reached 2/1 to be evicted fourth as she appeared determined to see the task through.
After nine hours, Glyn and Mikey gave up, leaving Lisa and Grace to draw straws to determine the winner as boredom set in. Lisa drew the longest straw and was rewarded with a prize of being immune from nominations. Grace’s failure to win the immunity saw her price plummet to 1/2 even though nominations were yet to be announced.
When the nominations were announced on Tuesday 13 June, Grace was a short as 1.05 on the betting exchanges, then 1.03 and even as low as 1.02 by Wednesday in what appeared to be a certain eviction. Nikki was available at 33/1 and even 50/1 by comparison.
The bookmakers were also not keen on opening a “How much percentage of the vote will Grace receive” market as at least 85% also looked likely and could even beat the record 86% two-way vote record held by Stuart from Big Brother II and Vanessa from Big Brother V.
Sixty years after it last aired, 'I Love Lucy' is still going strong with viewers of
all ages. As we commemorate her birthday on August 6, here are a few things we’ll
always love about Lucille Ball.
Records show that Lucille Ball was born on Aug. 6, 1911, and died on April 26, 1989, at age 77. But her fans know otherwise. The “Lucy” of I Love Lucy, the classic sitcom that ran from 1951 to 1957 and all but invented one of TV’s most durable forms, has never left us. There she is, daily on the Hallmark Channel; there she is again, streaming on Amazon, Hulu, and CBS.com, the Internet offshoot of her original network; and there she is some more, available in “ultimate” packages of crystalline high-definition Blu-rays. She’s so everywhere that Gillian Anderson, as the goddess “Media,” appeared as Lucy in the first of her many guises on Starz’s fantasy series American Gods. Who Was Lucille Ball?asks one of the newest entries in the popular series of kid’s books. If your kids ask, give them several reasons why she’ll never be forgotten.
She Was Funny…
Mention “Vitameatavegamin” to someone you know and chances are they’ll get the reference to one of the show’s more famous episodes, “Lucy Does a TV Commercial” (1952). “Candy Factory,” from the same year’s “Job Switching” episode, is another of Lucy’s greatest hits, all carefully scripted, never ad-libbed. She was meticulous about her comedy.
…But She Was More Than Funny
Lucy headlined I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957-1960), The Lucy Show (1962-1968), Here’s Lucy (1968-1974), and Life with Lucy (1986). Lucille Ball, however, had a more dramatic pedigree at the movies, appearing with Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers in the Broadway adaptation Stage Door (1937), the jungle adventure Five Came Back(1939), and as a selfish, mean-spirited nightclub singer tormenting lovelorn busboy Henry Fonda (a former boyfriend of hers) in her favorite big screen credit, The Big Street (1942). Stuck as the “Queen of the Bs” (B-movies), she and husband Desi Arnaz turned to TV, and, at age 40, she found the enduring fame that had eluded her. Returning to her roots, she played it straight as a homeless person in her last TV movie, 1985’s Stone Pillow.
Ball was the first woman to head a production company, Desilu, and after her 20-year marriage to Arnaz ended in 1960 she bought him out and continued to run it until 1967, when she sold her shares to Gulf+Western and Paramount Studios. The sale netted her $17 million. Desilu’s hits included Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, and The Untouchables. (One notable talent she spotted on the job was the late Robert Osborne, an aspiring actor in the early 1960s. He said she told him that he’d never be happy as a performer and encouraged him to write, and eventually he merged the two talents as Turner Classic Movies’ avuncular host.)
She Pushed the Envelope
Pregnant with their second child, Desi Arnaz, Jr., in 1952, she and Arnaz used their clout to make their “expecting,” as it was called, a plotline. CBS was skittish about her delicate condition, but her real-life pregnancy, depicted over seven episodes, was a smash with viewers. “Lucy is Enceinte” (the word “pregnant” was a no-no, so the French word was used) launched the groundbreaking arc, and an audience of 44 million tuned it to watch the finale, “Lucy Goes to the Hospital.”
She Doesn’t Scare Easily
A 400 lb.-bronze statue of Ball unveiled in her hometown of Celoron, NY, in 2009 startled the public. It also upset its artist, Dave Poulin, who as controversy mounted over the years admitted to The Hollywood Reporterthat his well-intentioned likeness was “by far my most unsettling sculpture, not befitting of Lucy’s beauty or my ability as a sculptor.” By 2015 it was clear that the gargoyle dubbed “Scary Lucy” by the press had to go, and on Ball’s 105th birthday last year another sculptor, Carolyn Palmer, replaced it with her more cheerful handiwork, which she called “New Lucy.” (But “Scary Lucy,” who has her own fan club, remains in the same park, more discreetly displayed.)
She Was Quotable
“I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”
“One of the things I learned the hard way is that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
She Keeps on Giving
The National Comedy Center’s long-running Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is being held July 31-August 6, Ball’s birthday, in her native Jamestown, NY. Guests will include Jim Gaffigan, Robert Klein, and Lisa Lampanelli. Last year, the center’s Lucy-Desi Museum Board director, Cindy Aronson, explained her appeal. “I like what Lucie Arnaz said and I’m paraphrasing this but she said ‘my mom made a tonic that never expires. You can drink of it and always feel better.’”