Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Oscar Nominations 2012

Oscar Nominations 2012 - Meryl Streep has landed an Oscar nomination for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Britons Gary Oldman - for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Kenneth Branagh and Janet McTeer are also in the running for Academy Awards. Oldman, 53, is up for best actor for his role as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Branagh, 51, is in the running for best supporting actor for his performance as Sir Laurence Olivier in Marilyn Monroe biopic My Week With Marilyn. He said: "It was a rare honour to play Sir Laurence Olivier. To be recognised by the Academy for doing so is overwhelming. I'm absolutely thrilled." Newcastle-born McTeer, 50, is up for best supporting actress for her role in gender-bending drama Albert Nobbs. Streep, 62, the winner of two previous Academy Awards, has received critical acclaim for her role as the former British prime minister. The Artist was, as expected, in the 2012 nominations for the Best Picture along with Hugo, The Descendants, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure Hugo leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director nod for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Black and white silent film The Artist has 10 nominations, including best film, best actor for French star Jean Dujardin and supporting actress for Berenice Bejo. Wings, released in 1927 about First World War fighter pilots, was the first film, and the only silent film, to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Oscar Nominations 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen - Despite reports, Lindsay Lohan won't be appearing on the U.K. version of "Celebrity Big Brother." But she will grace America's TV screens on Dec. 15 when she pays a visit to "The Ellen Degeneres Show." It's been a few years since Lohan has appeared on the daytime talk show. The troubled actress has been keeping a low profile when it comes to television due to her recent legal troubles that range from court dates and probation to a brief jail stint. Lohan will soon show off a little bit more of herself in a new Playboy spread, which hits newsstands next month. "The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay," Lohan's rep told E! News. Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Billy Bob Daughter

Billy Bob Daughter - The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of a child in her care.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year.

Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

Brumfield says 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch (9-centimeter) fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.

Brumfield's father, Billy Bob Thornton, is best known for the movie "Slingblade" and his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hosni Mubarak Needs to Resign in Light of Egypt Riots

Hosni Mubarak has been in power in egypt for 30 years now. Some in Egypt will argue he has been there the whole time without the people's consent. He was catapulted to power through emergency laws 30 years ago when the current president was assasinated. No elections, no freedom of choice for the people.

Now, after 30 years, the people are revolting. They have stated they will not stop until Hosni Mubarak steps down and leaves the country. Such is their frustration. The protestors did not accept a whole new cabinet. They did not accept the appointment of a vice president for the first time. They simply want him to go.

Why are they so frustrated? After 30 years of Hosni Mubarak in power, there is record poverty, record unemployment and a general very low standard of living. Add to this accusations of corruption at all levels of government and you have some very angry people.

The only thing left for Hosni Mubarak is to step down and leave the country. Every hour he stays in Egypt, the situation gets worse. Looting is rife and residents have resorted to forming gangs to protect their homes and families. With rolling strikes, billions of dollars have been lost in the economy and they are on the verge of reaching the point of no return.