June 27th, 2012
Shawn Ryan, known for his roles in “The Shield”, “Terriers” and “The Chicago Code”, is back for another role in “Last Resort”, a new drama on ABC.
The show is centered around a US nuclear submarine, the USS Colorado, whose crew is left without a home, when the captain, played by Andre Braugher, refuses a direct order to fire nuclear missiles. After his failure to obey the order, the crew and the sub are hunted for its contents, and for the court marshal of its captain. That is, unless the government can sink the submarine first. The betrayal the crew faced by its own government was enough to send it to find safe harbor among locals of the region.
The submarine is piloted to a NATO outpost. Then the crew is able to declare itself the smallest nuclear nation in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
June 21st, 2012
Author: Gary Brock
Lady Gaga struck a nerve in the Thailand Government as they express displeasure with her tweet about purchasing a fake designer watch in a Bangkok street market. The government has complained to the US concerning the incident.
Bangkok’s outdoor markets and malls are inherently known for their “knock off” sales of near perfect replicas of luxury brand names imported from and also sold in China. While it is no secret that these products are available there, when Gaga tweeted this information just before her concert in Bangkok, it stirred up a hen’s nest amongst the Thais who claim the artist has tarnished the country’s reputation by suggesting that she could easily get her hands on a fake Rolex watch.
Rubbing a lot of people the wrong way over seas, the Grammy Award winner recently cancelled a concert in Indonesia after threats by conservative groups in the Philippines and South Korea, but has yet to apologize for the tweet which the Thailand Commerce Ministry claims undermines their efforts to end piracy there. Read the rest of this entry »
June 20th, 2012
The jury in the North Carolina trial of Senator and former Presidential candidate, John Edwards, rendered a not guilty verdict to the count of campaign finance misconduct and were hung in a deadlock on the other four counts last week. The judge was forced to declare a mistrial on the deadlocked charges.
In post interviews in which some of the jurors participated, it was not clear that they fully understood their charge, only to say that there was not enough evidence. The mostly black woman jury seems to lend a sympathetic ear to the charges and the senator. It was obvious the defense hit pay dirt on their selection of the jurors.
A two-time presidential candidate, Edwards was accused of using close to one million dollars in funds from wealthy contributors to finance his cover up of an affair he had that resulted in an illegitimate child during his run for the White House in 2008. He was found not guilty on 3 of the 6 charges in the indictment. That hearing only pertained to whether or not Edwards acted illegally when he received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from a wealthy heiress, “Bunny” Melton in order to cover up his sorted affair. There was enough evidence to sent the case to trial. Read the rest of this entry »
June 19th, 2012
On this week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Chris gets the first one on one date. The two are very comfortable as they hold hands and stroll through the streets of Downtown Charlotte. The date includes a climb of a tall building in order to reach their dinner destination. Lightening and thunder frighten the bachelorette as it is striking in the sky, and Chris comforts Emily as they make it to the top.
Emily tells the bachelor that she would be hesitant to approach him in a bar due to his inherent good looks. Emily questions him about his last relationship and is stunned when he tells her he is only 25 years old, a possible red flag. Chris offers his assurance that while he is young, he is mature and ready to be a family. Emily likes him and gives him the date rose. They continue their date as they dance to the performance of Luke Bryan, ending their night with a mutual kiss.
The group date was interesting to say the least as the guys meet Emily in the park. They also met Emily’s closest friends who she solicits to help her pick the best dads from the group. The question and answer sessions are brutal for the guys, especially when one of her friends makes Sean remove his shirt and give them some pushups with her on his back. Read the rest of this entry »
June 18th, 2012
Adding to the contestant scores this week, the Dance Marathon at the end of the performance show allowed the teams to dance for extra points, with the judges eliminating the dancers one by one. The longer the team remained in the dance, the more points they earned. The results were as follows:
- Gladys & Tristan earned 3 additional points for a grand total of 24
- Maria & Derek out second received 4 additional points for a total of 31
- Roshon & Chelsie got 5 extra points for a grand total of 28
- Melissa & Maks stay in to get 6 more points for a total of 30
- Donald & Peta pulled out 7 additional points for a grand total of 34
- Jaleel & Kym survived for 8 extra points for a total of 37
- William & Cheryl almost win it with 9 additional points for a grand total of 36
- Katherine & Mark win the marathon with 10 more points for a total of 39 Read the rest of this entry »
June 15th, 2012
ABC’s The View began the week with the Monday episode about how obesity is getting worse in the US as guest, Paula Deen, visits with the ladies when they all danced around the other “F” word, on the “Fat Show” this week. Also on the show, Dr. Sam Klein, a leading expert in the fight for obesity revealed how fat is causing a devastating plague of heart disease, strokes, and cancer across out great country.
Dr. Klein additionally introduced two friends that fought their way back in a battle to lose 100 pounds each. Secondly, if you think fat looks bad from the outside, Dr Oz offered up the interesting revelation of how it looks on the inside as it attacks vital organs and splits apart your insides. Read the rest of this entry »
June 14th, 2012
Let the rumors be substantiated as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have confirmed they will make their relationship a part of their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kanye has appeared before as a family friend, but this time his appearance will be as the new beau of Kim Kardashian. Kanye has obviously agreed to become part of the upcoming season of the show.
West claims to be elated with his relationship with Kim and according to the rapper star himself, has wanted to be her beau for a long time, stepping down his pursuit of the brunette beauty to allow her a relationship with ex Kris Humphries. West told Kim he would love to appear on the reality show if she wants him to. Kim has had reservations of having “her man” appear on camera because of the ongoing fiasco of her soon to be ex-husband, Kris. However the reality star has decided to showcase her beau as he is scheduled to make several appearances on the program towards the latter part of the season. He won’t be onboard during the first part of the season. When he is on, it will be in a low key segment and not all about Kanye. Read the rest of this entry »
June 13th, 2012
As Emily vows to hunt down the white-haired man that killed her father, he suddenly appears in Conrad’s office. He tells Conrad he is now not a desirable asset for his employers. Emily intends to create a reason for Whitney to resurface and then she’ll inflict justice for his crimes.
Leading Conrad to believe it came from the white-haired man, Emily sends him a video of her and Daniel asleep in her bedroom. It worked as Conrad sets up a meeting the meeting in Brooklyn. Daniel interrupts Emily’s attendance so she solicits help from Nolan as she must stay back to meet the wedding planner at Daniel’s insistence. Read the rest of this entry »
June 12th, 2012
It’s time for Mother’s Day and that is a big deal in Chatswin. Since Tessa has some emotional feelings for her missing mom, Eden believes that the holiday might allow some repressed feelings to surface. Eden also has some family thoughts about her own life as she feels the need to consummate her relationship with George, but he is not able to oblige her because Noah has put some crazy idea in his head about hurting the baby. Eden wants George to think about his own kid first, but George lets her know that his daughter is just fine.
Dallas bought herself some flashy gold sneakers to wear for the Mother’s Day 5k. She is disappointed to learn that Dalia won’t be waiting on her when she gets to the finish line. She is saddened by the fact that her daughter has decided to spend Mother’s Day in Israel with her father instead. On a happy note, Dalia promises her mother that she will eat a kabob in her honor. Dallas is progressing great in the race, but then hurts her ankle and has to be taken to the hospital. Read the rest of this entry »
June 11th, 2012
Criteria has changed to make the Forbes list of top 100 celebs over the years. It is no longer just about singing or acting, but to be a success, they must have a line of clothing, fragrances or maybe have a grand investment in technology start-ups.
While Jennifer Lopez may not own technology, she is the hottest celebrity success story going in the entertainment world just now with fifty two million in earnings over the last twelve months and monster fame to boot. Lopez owns the number one spot of the top 100 list. A few years back, it seemed as though the star was finished as her productions failed to reach the broad audience they needed to and her movies were flops as well.
However, the judge’s chair position on the hot singing contest “American Idol” offered her the opportunity to promote herself and her music as she turned things around. It may have also helped her that she and husband, Mark Anthony, split and went their separate ways. Read the rest of this entry »