Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bill Murray


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ki Hong Lee

Ki Hong Lee (born September 30, 1986)
is a Korean-American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Minho in The Maze Runner and Paul in The Nine Lives of Chloe King.

 Lee also placed #4 in People Magazine's 2014 Sexiest Men Alive.
 Marie Claire magazine online named him one of the ten actors "Who Are Going to Make Your Ovaries Melt in 2015."

Ki Hong Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. He grew up there, until the age of 6, when he and his family moved to Auckland, New Zealand, where he learned to speak English.

Two years later, when Lee was about 8, he and his family moved to Los Angeles. He lived in Southern California for most of his life, before attending UC Berkeley for his undergraduate degree from 2008 to 2012. After college, he worked at his parents' restaurant.
Career

In 2010, Lee debuted his acting career with guest-appearance roles in the television series Victorious, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Modern Family.

In 2011, he played the role of Paul on the ABC Family show The Nine Lives of Chloe King. Lee also appeared in a few short films by Wong Fu Productions, such as Ben in Away We Happened (2012), She Has A Boyfriend (2013) which has garnered 4 million views and This Is How We Never Met (2013). He rose to fame after being cast in the role of Minho in The Maze Runner (2014).

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Erica Durance

Erica Durance
(born June 21, 1978) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane in the WB/CW series Smallville. In 2012, Durance began starring in the lead role in the medical drama television series Saving Hope. She is also a producer for the series.
Early life
Erica Durance was born in Calgary, and was raised in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. After graduating from high school, Durance moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, to pursue her interest in acting professionally. "I wanted to get my feet wet in a smaller area than Los Angeles when I gave it a try," Durance has said. She continued to study acting at The Yaletown Actors Lab for many years with her coach and husband, David Palffy. She started out with background work, graduating to commercials and then guest-starring roles, landing more substantial roles each time.
Career

In 2004, she guest-starred on The Chris Isaak Show playing Ashley, a woman on a date with Chris. In Tru Calling, her character was a contender in a beauty pageant opposite Eliza Dushku's character. On the Sci-Fi Channel, she played an intergalactic librarian in Andromeda and a love interest for Teal'c in Stargate SG-1. She also played a sister to one of the leads in the Canadian show The Collector.
2004 also saw Durance cast as Lois Lane on Smallville at the start of the 4th season. Executive Producer Kelly Souders recalled hiring Durance stating: "There were a lot of wonderful actresses who came in for the role but I remember sitting and watching her tape and everybody was like, 'That’s her. There's no question.'"[2] Fellow producer Brian Peterson added that from the moment Durance was hired they knew she would be Lois for the series.[3] Durance was a frequent guest star as Lois for the 4th season of Smallville and was then promoted as a series regular for the start of the 5th season. She remained part of the regular cast for the remainder of the series run which ended in 2011.
After 7 years, 2011 saw Durance complete her stint on Smallville as Lois Lane and at the same time guest star in one episode of the cancelled ABC show remake of Charlie's Angels.
In January 2012, she guest starred again, this time in the NBC TV series Harry's Law.[5] 2012 also saw Durance do a cameo in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.
In the summer of 2012, Durance began playing the lead role in the NBC/CTV medical drama Saving Hope,
where she is also a producer.
The series also stars Michael Shanks and Daniel Gillies. Saving Hope premiered on NBC and CTV on June 7. Season 2 began on June 25 2013. Season 3 is scheduled to begin September 2014.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Allison Mack

Allison Mack (born July 29, 1982) is an American actress, director and producer. She is best known for her role of Chloe Sullivan on the The WB/CW Superman-inspired television drama series Smallville and Amanda on FX's Wilfred.
Early life Mack was born in Preetz, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to American parents, Mindy and Jonathan Mack. Her father was an opera singer performing there. The Mack family moved back to the United States when she was two years old. She is the middle of three children with an older brother Shannon and a younger sister Robyn.

Career

She began her acting career at the age of four in commercials for "German Chocolate".[1] Mack then went into modeling for a short period because her mother thought she "looked cute in clothes". She began studying at The Young Actors Space in Los Angeles when she was seven.
Her first major television role came in an episode of the WB series 7th Heaven, in which she gained a lot of attention playing a teenager who cut herself. In 2000, she starred in the short-lived series Opposite Sex. She also starred opposite her former Smallville castmate Sam Jones III in an R. L. Stine miniseries The Nightmare Room. Her filmography includes Eric Stoltz's directorial debut My Horrible Year!, in which she plays a girl having great difficulties in her life as she turns sixteen, and Camp Nowhere.
In October 2001, Mack began starring as Chloe Sullivan, one of Clark Kent's best friends, in the CW hit series Smallville. The character of Chloe Sullivan was an original character created solely for the TV show, never before in the Superman franchise and quickly became a fan favourite. The character's popularity (largely due to Mack's portrayal of her) eventually led to Chloe being introduced into DC Comics in 2010. Mack was constantly praised for her portrayal of Chloe Sullivan and has earned several awards and nominations for it.
In the summer of 2006, Mack voiced the sister of the main character in the Warner Bros. CGI movie The Ant Bully. That year she also provided the voice of a museum curator named Clea in an episode of The Batman.
In November 2008, Mack made her directorial debut with the Smallville in season 8: episode 13 titled "Power", which aired January 29, 2009.[2]
Since May 2009, Mack has been part of a project with the Iris Theatre Company[3] which performed a piece of experimental theater at the Prague Fringe Festival.[citation needed]
She voiced Power Girl in the Warner Premiere animated feature, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, released on September 29, 2009.
In May 2010 it was announced that Mack will not be appearing as a series regular on the final season of Smallville, but will return for several episodes.[4] At the 2010 San Diego Comic Con it was mentioned that Mack may still be considered a series regular, as she would appear in several episodes.[5] Mack returned for five episodes in the tenth season, being billed as a series regular for the episodes she appeared in. She also eventually appeared in the two-part series finale.
It was announced in March 2012 that Mack was cast in the television series Wilfred in a recurring role in the second season. She played the love interest for the lead character Ryan, played by Elijah Wood. Mack further returned to Wilfred in its final season for one episode.
On November 22nd 2014, it was reported that Mack had been cast in an episode of FOX TV show The Following. She will play the role of a police officer named Hilary and will appear alongside former Smallville alumni Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Bacon.[6] Furthermore, according to her official Twitter account, Mack has also lent her voice to a new cartoon for Amazon.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Ellis Gibson (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Daniel Nyland in the CBS series Chicago Hope, Greg Montgomery on the ABC series Dharma & Greg, and Aaron Hotchner on the CBS series Criminal Minds.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Kirk Douglas




Kirk Douglas...
will be 98 years old on the 9th of December!
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch, Russian: Иссур Даниелович;[2] December 9, 1916) is an American film and stage actor, film producer and author. His popular films include Out of the Past (1947), Champion (1949), Ace in the Hole (1951), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Lust for Life (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Vikings (1958), Spartacus (1960), Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Heroes of Telemark (1965), Saturn 3 (1980) and Tough Guys (1986). He is one of the last remaining stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
He is No. 17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male screen legends in American film history, making him the highest-ranked living person on the list. In 1996, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community". A social activist, Douglas played an instrumental role in ending the Hollywood blacklist in 1960 by openly crediting Dalton Trumbo as the writer of Spartacus' screenplay.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Kitchen tool

This ornate kitchen tool sold at auction for nearly $30k. Can you guess what it is?

Telegraph machine by Samuel FB Morse


Thursday, October 23, 2014

No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK JR. CAMERA

The No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK JR. was a folding camera for type 116 Autographic film. It was made in Rochester, NY, USA by Eastman Kodak Company and by Eastman Kodak Company, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This "Autographic" camera was an updated version of the No. 1A Kodak Junior which was launched in 1914 but did not say "Autographic" on it. Various versions were produced with different wording on the parts and the viewfinder was sometimes directly above the lens and sometimes offset to the side.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley (July 20, 1985) is an American television and film actor and screenwriter sometimes credited as John Daley or John Francis Daly. He is known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and as FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.[1] In 2011, Daley co-wrote the box office hit Horrible Bosses.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

James Franco

James Edward Franco...

(born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, director, producer, teacher, and author.

His first prominent acting role was the lead character, "Daniel Desario", on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), and This Is the End (2013). He also had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2013 he also starred as a villain in Homefront with Jason Statham in a lead role.

Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and has taught a class at New York University in feature filmmaking and production.[3] In 2013, he began teaching a course in short film production at the University of Southern California and a course in screenwriting at his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles.[4]

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Steve Higgins



Steve Higgins (born August 13, 1963) is an American writer, producer, announcer, actor, and comedian.
Higgins' start in entertainment was as one of the creators, stars, and writers of the Comedy Central sketch comedy series The Higgins Boys and Gruber;[1] he also was the head writer for the short-lived The Jon Stewart Show
Higgins was the co-head writer of Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 1997. Since 1997, he has served on the writing staff of the show, and since 1996, he has served as a producer of the show.[2][3] Higgins served as announcer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for its entire run, from 2009 to 2014. Since 2014, he has served as the announcer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Higgins also voices Mr. Awesome in the Hulu animated series The Awesomes.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Professor, Skipper, Gilligan

Gilligan's Island crew

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lou Holtz

Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a retired American football player and coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the NFL during the 1976 season.
Over the years, the slender, bespectacled Holtz has become known for his quick wit and ability to inspire players. He is often found as a guest on the popular Richmond, Virginia based Kain Road Radio. In 2005, Holtz joined ESPN as a college football analyst. On May 1, 2008, Holtz was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.[1]

Sunday, August 24, 2014

RIP Richard Attenborough

RIP Richard Attenborough

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Shailene Diann Woodley



Shailene Diann Woodley

(born November 15, 1991)
 is an American actress. She is well known for her portrayal as Amy Juergens in the popular ABC Family original series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013) and played Felicity Merriman in the 2005 film Felicity: An American Girl Adventure.

Woodley found breakthrough success in the critically acclaimed film The Descendants (2011), and co-starred alongside George Clooney. Her performance as Alexandra King received praise from critics and award recognition, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture.

In 2013, she played Aimee Finecky in the independent film The Spectacular Now, her performance gained recognition from critics and won the Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

Beginning in 2014, Woodley came to international prominence for playing the leading heroine, Beatrice "Tris" Prior, in The Divergent Series, based on the best-selling series of novels by author Veronica Roth, and as Hazel Grace Lancaster in The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Claire Forlani


Claire Forlani was born in 1972 in Twickenham, London, the daughter of Barbara (née Dickinson), who was English, and Pier Luigi Forlani, a music manager from Ferrara, Italy.[1][2][3] At the age of 11, Forlani entered the Arts Educational School in London, where she began to study acting. During her six years at the school, she also studied dance, which led to performances on stage in The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.

Career
Forlani's parents moved to San Francisco in 1993, in order to allow for wider casting opportunities in Hollywood films. Subsequently, Forlani was cast in the television mini-series J.F.K.: Reckless Youth and the film Police Academy: Mission to Moscow. In 1995, she played the supporting role of Brandi Svenning in Mallrats. In 1996, Forlani appeared in a supporting role asSean Connery's daughter in the film The Rock. She continued to appear in both widely released and smaller-budget films. In 1998, she starred with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black. She then appeared in Antitrust, a thriller released in January 2001. Forlani was the new face of L'Oréal in 2001. She has been ranked no. 51 (2000) and no. 89 (2001) in Stuffmagazine's "100 Sexiest Women", no. 85 (2001) in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women" and was slotted in Loaded's "Hot 100 Babes". In 2003, she co-starred with Jackie Chan in The Medallion.

In autumn 2006, Forlani joined the cast of CSI: NY in a recurring role as a medical examiner, Dr. Peyton Driscoll. In February 2007, Forlani portrayed Tori Bodeen in the film version of Nora Roberts's best-selling book Carolina Moon. In 2008, she starred opposite Daniel Craig in Flashbacks of a Fool. In 2011, Forlani played Queen Igraine in Camelot and Kate Templeton in Love's Kitchen alongside her husband Dougray Scott.

In 2011, she also made an appearance in NCIS: Los Angeles as Agent Lauren Hunter, replacing Henrietta Lange (Linda Hunt) temporarily as the operations director at NCIS for the end of season 2. She also appeared in season 3's finale, where her character is killed in a car bombing.

She has also appeared in a series of television commercials for Dewar's Scotch whisky, in which she affects a Scottish accent.[6]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Jay North as Dennis the Menace


Jay Waverly North (born August 3, 1951) is an American actor. Beginning a prolific career as a child actor at the age of six, North became a household name during the early 1960s for his role as the well-meaning, but mischievous, Dennis Mitchell on the CBS situation comedy Dennis the Menace, based on the comic strip created by Hank Ketcham.

As a teen, North moved on to roles in the MGM feature films, Zebra in the Kitchen and Maya, as well as starring in the NBC television series adaptation of the film, also titled Maya. As an adult, North turned to voice acting work for animated television series, voicing the roles of Prince Turhan in the Arabian Knights segment of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour and a teenage Bamm-Bamm Rubble on The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.

After leaving show business and disclosing the truth of a troubled childhood as a child actor, North began working with fellow former child star Paul Petersen and the organization, A Minor Consideration, using his own experiences as a child performer to counsel other children working within the entertainment industry.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

John Gavin Malkovich

John Gavin Malkovich (born December 9, 1953) is an American actor, producer, director, and fashion designer. Over the last 30 years of his career, Malkovich has appeared in more than 70 motion pictures. For his roles in Places in the Heart and In the Line of Fire, he received Academy Award nominations. He has also appeared in well-received films such as Empire of the SunThe Killing FieldsDangerous LiaisonsOf Mice and MenBeing John MalkovichBurn After ReadingRED, and Warm Bodies, as well as producing films, including Juno and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Jimmy Stewart

James "Jimmy" Maitland Stewart.
(May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the average American Middle Class man, with everyday life struggles.
Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend in cinema history by the American Film Institute.[2] He was a major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.
The actor Cary Grant said of Stewart's acting technique, "He had the ability to talk naturally. He knew that in conversations people do often interrupt one another and it's not always so easy to get a thought out. It took a little time for the sound men to get used to him, but he had an enormous impact. And then, some years later, Marlon came out and did the same thing all over again—but what people forget is that Jimmy did it first."[3]

Friday, May 23, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tom Bosley



Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) was an American actor. Bosley is best known for portraying Howard Cunningham on the long-running ABC sitcom Happy Days, and the titular character on the NBC/ABC series Father Dowling Mysteries. 

He also was featured in a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He originated the title role of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Broadway musical Fiorello!, earning the 1960 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

Bosley was born in Chicago, the son of Dora (née Heyman) and Benjamin Bosley.

Although well known for playing a Catholic priest—and numerous Protestants—Bosley was actually Jewish.

During World War II, Bosley served in the United States Navy. While attending DePaul University, in Chicago, in 1947, he made his stage debut in Our Town with the Canterbury Players at the Fine Arts Theatre. Bosley performed at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock, Illinois, in 1949 and 1950 alongside Paul Newman.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Jimmie Walker

James "J.J." Evans, Jr., (born August 24, 1956) is a fictional character on the 1970s sitcomGood Times. He was created by Norman Lear and portrayed by Jimmie Walker. The character was known as simply "J.J.", and is commonly seen as the show's breakout character. His favorite expression was "Dyno-MITE!"

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Ron Perlman

Ronald N. "Ron" Perlman[1] (born April 13, 1950) is an American television, film and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as Vincent in the television series Beauty and the Beast (for which he won a Golden Globe), as the comic book character Hellboy in both 2004'sHellboy and its 2008 sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army and as Clarence "Clay" Morrow in television series Sons of Anarchy. Perlman is a frequent collaborator of Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, having roles in his films CronosBlade II and Pacific Rim. He is also known for his voice-over work as the narrator of the post-apocalyptic game series FalloutSlade in the animated series Teen Titans, The Stabbington Brothers in Disney's animated film Tangled and as the narrator of the television series 1000 Ways to Die.[2]

Danny DeVito


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pete Seeger



Peter "PeteSeeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and left-wing activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording ofLead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmamentcivil rightscounterculture and environmental causes.
A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrics adapted from Ecclesiastes), which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are sung throughout the world. "Flowers" was a hit recording for the Kingston Trio (1962); Marlene Dietrich, who recorded it in English, German and French (1962); and Johnny Rivers (1965). "If I Had a Hammer" was a hit for Peter, Paul & Mary (1962) and Trini Lopez (1963), while the Byrds had a number one hit with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" in 1965.
Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual "We Shall Overcome" (also recorded by Joan Baez and many other singer-activists) that became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement, soon after folk singer and activist Guy Carawan introduced it at the founding meeting of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. In the PBS American Masters episode "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song", Seeger stated it was he who changed the lyric from the traditional "We will overcome" to the more singable "We shall overcome".

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ben Stiller

Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller 

(born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered his own show entitled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its entire run: 13 episodes. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with Reality Bites.

Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Zoolander, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, DodgeBall, Tropic Thunder, the Madagascar series, Night at the Museum, and the sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.


Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film.[2] Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.