Thursday, December 27, 2007

Brendan Fraser and wife Afton call it quits.

Brendan Fraser and Afton Smith are calling it quits. The rumors are true. They are no longer able to keep their marriage together and have announced that they are going to be getting a divorce.

39-year-old actor Brendan Fraser and his wife of nine years, Afton, leave their children, Griffin Arthur, Holden Fletcher and Leland Francis, wondering what is going to happen to them.

Afton Fraser is looking for a divorce.

Afton Fraser, the mommy of "The Mummy" star Brendan Fraser's children, Griffin Arthur, Holden Fletcher and Leland Francis, announce that they are unable to reconcile their differences. This will bring to an end their 9 year marriage.

They have made it clear that they will be "continuing to maintain a close and caring friendship" to help their children through this tragic time.

Courtney Prince vs. Madison Square Garden Settled!!

Courtney Prince has settle out for an undisclosed amount. She was fired and the lawsuit soon followed. This raised a few questions but not many.

Following on the heels of Anucha Browne Sanders harassment law suit against them and Isiah Thomas, head coach and team president. She was awarded $11 million.

A third lawsuit that was filed by a group of female security guards in October for unfair treatment claiming that other guards received better treatment after pursuing intimate relationships with members of management.

Now the big question is, will she be able to work or an even better question is, with the settlement does she need to work?

Benazir Bhutto Assassinated!!!

The former Prime Minister of Pakistani Beenazir Bhutto
was assassinated in an attack at an election-rally in Rawalpindi.

This now nuclear-armored nation is now the focal point of the
West's war on terror. Many people are saying that we need to
divert more attention to this new possible threat to homeland

In the attack 16 innocent people were killed and another 60
were injured in the gunfire-and-bomb attack. The opposition leader, 54, had survived a previous attempt on her life when she returned from exile two months ago.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Snubster, what is all the talk about?

The question of social networks and the good that they bring and the negative impact on the community as well as society as well as the loss of interaction in the real world has given birth to many anti-social networks and the question of are we seeing the next phase of a social progression of anti-social behavior in the virtual world of the internet and is this the creation of an acceptable behavior not unlike the clicks that many people were a part of in high school.

The idea was to bring people together and now they are working hard to protect themselves from strangers in a social network community? Wait they sign up for a social community to get to know people and/or keep up with friends and family, then they want to isolate themselves. There are plenty of im's out there that allow you to talk to friends and family without allowing anyone outside to look at your profile so isn't the idea of the social network to get to know people you don't know?

I am really missing something here? Please give me your opinion.

Billionaire Ken Hendricks dies after fall!

ABC Supplies CEO and 91st richest man, Ken Hendricks dies at age 66. Cause of death was head injuries.

Hendricks was the founder, chairman and CEO of ABC Supply, the self-described largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States.

The founder was up on his roof in Rock, Wi checking on construction to his house when he fell off the roof and died due to the injuries received. We send our regards to all of his family and friends with the hope that they will find peace in knowing that this great man touch and changed many peoples live for the better.

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Larry Stewart, the Kansas city Secret Santa died at 58, but his legend lives on?

Larry Stewart was known as the Secret Santa of Kansas city. Walking the streets and handing out $100 bills to those that look as if they were down on their luck. Stewart died of cancer earlier this year.

Stewart gave out more than $1.3 million to people in diners, shelters, bus stations and laundromats. He was trying to give back to the community that had given him so much.

For years Stewart denied any acknowledgement of his hospitality. In December of 2006 while battling cancer he allowed his friends to know that he was the Secret Santa of Kansas and that he wish for his friends to care on his tradition of kindness and many have.

Winter Solstice is tonight Dec 21!

Tonight in the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice is a night that the ancient and modern druids worship. It is a celebration of life and the natural order of nature. It marks the longest night of the year and the begin of winter.

In ancient times it was the worship of the great horned one. I would like to know more about this worship and the meaning behind it. So any of our scholars out there want to enlighten us please let us know what this is all about.

"Drop me a line." Ralph

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Clash of the Choirs winner is many charities.

Team Lachey, was voted by viewers at home as America's "greatest choir" and won the grand prize that will benefit their hometown.

GE announced today that it would donate a total of $200,000 to four charities during the two-hour season finale of NBCU's live competition show, "Clash of the Choirs."

In the spirit of the holiday season, GE will give $50,000 to each of the other four competing choirs so they may give back to their hometown charities as well.

Colloidal silver turns Paul Karason blue! The first human smurf?

Paul Karason of Madera, CA has turned blue or rather his skin has turned blue. Paul suffers from argyria, and when you use colloidal silver for a prolonged period of time, your skin can turn blue.

Karason says, "I do tend to avoid public places as much as I can."

Angelman Syndrome and Colin Farrel

Actor Colin Farrel's 4 year old son has Angelman syndrome. This is a rare genetic disorder and not a disease. Colin, starred in Miami Vice, says that James is getting better, and that they intend to spend the holidays together doing the usual stuff. Playing games, watching television and movies, and eating all the great holiday food.

Born in Ireland, Mr. Farrell is now 31 years old and it was last October that James was struggling with this rare neuro-genetic disorder. He says that James has shown "amazing courage". We wish him and his family all the best.

Does anyone know more about this rare disorder?
If you do, please leave post as they are always welcome if they can help out others.
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Corvette ZR1, is this 2009's supercar?

Considered one of the fastest and most powerful cars ever, the Chevrolet Corvette is scheduled to make it appearance in the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2008.

It has a V8 with 620-plus horsepowered engine and a price tag that is set to start at $100,000. Born from the challenge give to chairman Rick Wagoner to build the ultimate Corvette. Ed Peper states, "Our goal with the ZR1 is to show that an American supercar can deliver performance that beats the exotics that cost two, three or four times as much," he is the general manager for Chevrolet.

The idea came when Wagoner ask the Corvette team to show him what they could design in a Corvette with the goal of keeping the price tag right around $100,000. Their answer to him was the 2009 ZR1, which carries the nickname "The Blue Devil"
Okay, all you car lovers, here is your chance. What is the inside scoop on this car, tell me what you know?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Aderson Cooper talks with Eric Volz's

Eric Volz case has been overturned and yet he remains in jail.

Eric Volz was accused of raping and killing his ex-girlfriend. Thousand have been following his story. On Monday, what was thought to be a victory is now leading to speculation and anxiety for Maggie Anthony, Volz's mother, as Volz case has been overturned and yet he remains in police custody in Nicaragua.

It appears that the judge that overturned the ruling has not shown up for the last 2 days and Mr. Volz will not be released until the judge that overturned the ruling signs his release form. In the mean time rumors of local radio stations in Nicaragua are encouraging the locals to take justice into their own hands, add to that the fact that Eric Volz is being held in a hospital due to Kidney stones and yet no one, mother, friend or even his lawyer have been allowed to talk to him must make us wonder if someone hasn't already taken it into their own hands.

Do you think that we as a country should get involved?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

UFO's Over Haiti video, Looks like it might be a fake!!!

There is another stir about the newest UFO video that has hit the internet. UFO's are caught on a home video recorder as 2 ships make a pass over palm trees. The UFO's were supposedly fly over Haiti, though there have been no official reports as of yet from the Haiti government.

The UFO's make a summer pass over the area and disappear into the sky, there are no words spoken as the video is being taped. THe UFO video is being looked at now as a faked. What is your opinion? Is this yet another in the series of UFO media fraud?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Philly Anchorwoman slugs a under cover cop?

Philly Anchorwoman Alycia Lane was formally charge with assault on an officer of the law.

According to police Alycia Lane was arguing with a "plainclothes" female police officer, when she hit the officer in the face saturday morning in lower Manhattan.

She is now being charged with second-degree assault on the officer. Miss Lane's lawyer states that she never hit anyone. Miss Lane will be back in court on April 3. Philadelphia affiliate for CBS say that they are still trying to sort out what exactly transpired. Philadelphia.
What do you think?
"Drop me a line." Ralph
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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

John Berg, Exit stage left. Why?

John Berg, Actor, Actor Berg, Actor John Berg, John Berg the Actor, Peter Berg, happy killing, intermission
Text: The Actor John Berg was found dead Sunday, Dec 16 in his Van Nuys home. His death was a result of a successful suicide attempt. Using a Hibachi Grill he suffocated himself to death with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Mr. Berg was known for his appearances in television series such as "Monk" and "Brothers & Sisters". He played a Romulan senator in the 2002 film "Star Trek: Nemesis". He will be missed by family, friends and his fans.

Dan Hesse is the new Sprint Nextel CEO and who cares?

Dan Hesse is to lead Sprint Nextel into a new era of cell phone warfare. (Not really I just thought it sounded cool for an opening line:) You may not know this.... cause I sure as hell didn't.... Yes, it is early morning here and I am in a great mood so I might jump off track a bit. Please hold on and keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times.

Okay, serious (Mostly) Dan Hesse has been running the spin-off Embarq for Sprint and was CEO of AT&T Wireless from 1997 to 2000 ( I really wonder if people ever ask the question... Why isn't he still there....Did he run to more money or did they fire him:) during what was considered the glory years of AT&T service.

Gary Forsee is stepping down and handing off the rains to Dan Hesse after four years of dedication to his job.

Does this mean that Sprint service is going to go down the tubes? Will how big of a pin will they need to hear it across the room? (Ouch showing my age on that one)
Will Nextel have to change its greatest feature to "almost direct connect"?

Okay, I best stop now.
What do you think?
"Drop me a line." Ralph

Tyna Marie Robertson goes down in flames

Tyna Marie Robertson, a real estate agent and ex-girlfriend of Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, has lost in superior court to Michael Flatley, founder of "Lord of the Dance", to the sum of $11 million.

Tyna Marie Robertson alleged that Flatley raped her in 2002 in a Las Vegas hotel room and threatened to sue him unless he paid her a "seven figure" settlement, police declined to press criminal charges and Flatley stated that Ms. Robertson and he were both consensual in the act.

Ms. Robertson then filed in Illinois for sexual assault for $33 million but the case was dismissed. Flatley countered the Lawsuit, claiming extortion, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation of character against her and her lawyer D. Dean Mauro.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Battle of the choirs; The next prime time reality.

Battle of the Choirs, based on an overseas format and ABC takes a chance that this will bring back their numbers and their faithful viewers sing their praises, or is there a bad note in ABC's future.

With the success of shows like American Idol, Survivor and a slew of other reality television there is a curtain amount of calculated numbers that will push a projected amount of ratings from people just tuning in for the first five minutes.

I want to know. What do you think? I can not fathom that there are than many people out there that are into choir music, but I must admit that I am a geek and that my wife tends to be more worldly then me and has more often then not been correct about what reality shows would do well and what ones would bomb. So how about giving me some help so that I can sound like I am having an intelligent conversation with her. :) She might like that.. :)

George W. Bush, What are the color of his eyes?

You have got to be kidding me? I am surfing the internet and this comes up as the hottest topic on the net right now. Holly crap. What we americans don't think of to avoid boredom.

Frankly, I am not all that concerned about what color his eyes are, not nearly as much as whether or not he drops a nuclear weapon on someone or declares war on another country. (Not likely, okay not going to happen.)

Okay, here is the question I want to know of all my fellow humans, not just americans, as I am unaware of how many people this blog is read by, (I am guessing at least 3 people, My wife and 2 children, I have no doubt that my 3rd child is not reading this blog...... She is 5, my princess and can not read that well yet....!!!!!) The question I ask of you is this...Do you know the eye color of your wife/husband, children, mother/father, Cat/Dog, Grand Parents/relatives, and what about your hero, my hero's eyes were a calm steel blue and I will never forget him. So you might want to know the eyes of the man that controls the fate of the country, but what about the neighbor that might just stop you son/daughter from running out in front of a car? What is that persons eye color?

Just wanted to get you all thinking.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Is this just another stupid sequel movie?

The long awaited and somewhat expected sequel to National Treasure, as always the trailers look good. However, the premise is already looking a bit sketchy. There is another even bigger secret then the first one.

Wait a second, the first big secret was passed down from generation to generation in Ben Gate's(Nicholas Cage) family. Something that had torn their family apart, an now there is another secret? Okay, I loved the first movie so I will bite............ With that said do not treat me like I am stupid. I want a good reason that this secret has fallen into your lap and not some lame brain, we can make a sequel about the families other secret. Here is your chance writers, make it believable according to the parameters that you have already set in the first movie.

That is not a bad idea, what did the first national treasure hold or was this what they hinted about at the end of the first movie? If that is the case then we should expect a smooth flow of ideas from the first movie to this one.

Teaser Trailer
Theatrical Trailer
Theatrical Trailer No. 2
Nicolas Cage Ben Gates
Diane Kruger Abigail Chase
Ed Harris Mitch Wilkinson
Helen Mirren Emily Appleton
Justin Bartha Riley Poole
Jon Voight Patrick Gates
Harvey Keitel Sadusky
Alicia Coppola FBI Agent Spellman
Joel Gretsch Thomas Gates
Bruce Greenwood The President

Jon Turteltaub Director

Cormac Wibberley (II) Screenplay
Jim Kouf Characters as Source Material
Oren Aviv Characters as Source Material
Charles Segars Characters as Source Material
Marianne Sellek Wibberley Screenplay
Ted Elliott Story By
Terry Rossio Story By
Cormac Wibberley (II) Story By
Marianne Sellek Wibberley Story By

Chad Oman Executive Producer
Mike Stenson Executive Producer
Oren Aviv Executive Producer
Charles Segars Executive Producer
Barry Waldman Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Jon Turteltaub Producer
Pat Sandston Associate Producer

Camera, Film & Tape
Amir Mokri Director of Photography
John Schwartzman Director of Photography

Full Crew

Alycia Lane

Alycia Lane was born may 10, 1972 in Long Island, New York. She attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and earned her Master's Degree. She is currently the news anchor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia.

You would think that Alycia would have learned her lesson after her unfortunate news release in May of 2007, when she sent hot and saucy photos of herself in a bikini to Rich Eisen, a NFL Network anchor. Much to Alycia's dismay it was Suzy Shuster of ABC College football sidelines reporter that responded to the email and became public attention.

Apparently it was not enough attention for Alycia. Sunday morning Dec 16, 2007 she was stopped by a traffic officer. At some point she hit the officer and was arrested and taken to jail. Lane is now charged with assault and battery on a peace officer. She has been released on her own recognizance. Update

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dan Fogelberg has died...

Dan Fogelberg died in his home in Maine on Sunday Dec 16 at the age of 56 of prostate cancer. He was considered one of the singers that defined the 70's soft-rock era, he was known for songs that included "Leader of the band" as well as many others.

He and his contributions to the music industry will be sorely missed. We give our best wishes to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Ralph Long

SnowGlobe Movie

SnowGlobe stars Christina Milian as a woman that suddenly finds her world has boundaries unlike any she has ever known. She is transporter into the world of a Snowglode and within that small and magical world she finds the man of her dreams... Talk about your small weddings..

Shawn Eckardt

One of the infamous ex-bodygaurd of Tonya Harding die yesterday at the age of 40. Brian Sean Griffith AKA Shawn Eckardt admitted to a participating role in the Nancy Kerrigan attack.

It will take a couple of weeks to get the final death certificate and the cause of death....

Mary Bono Wedding

Mary Bono has got her babe, Congressman Connie Mack.

They decided on a private wedding that consisted of approximately 35 family members. It was described as a quiet and absolutely fantastic wedding.

Mary took her husbands place in congress after her husband died in a snow skiing accident. She was moved in after a special election was held in congress.

I wish the new couple all the luck in their greatest adventure.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Yayme London Tipton

Is it free commerce or copy write theft? With the age of the internet and everyone now using the information highway to obtain information in the comfort of their own home a new question must be asked, does a company own the right to a name they have made it famous.

Domain names can be whatever we want, however does a company have the right to own the name, yes. Okay, if they have gone through and registered it and it is. If an ingenues person buys the rights to a Domain name that is not owned buy the company or person, does a company or a person have the right to the name because they are famous or they made the name famous? Go Yayme LondonTipton

Friday, December 14, 2007

Dark Knight Trailer slips out early

Dark Knight Trailer slips out early, The rumors are true that the Dark Knight Trailer did find its way to the platform before it was quickly removed. Now is sporting the official movie trailer for the Dark Knight sequel. It is just the teaser it looks to be awesome.

I am Legend Review: Will Smith

This fresh look to a classic book that has been made into a movie is just that, our kids generation of computer generated graphics so all that is not real can be seen on the big screen. Will Smith does a stunning job of bringing his character to life on the big screen and gives us a desired hope for the last man of the human race. He does an outstanding job of holding the attention of the audience, in a single actor movie that we have not scene since Tom Hanks in Castaway.

The big build up in the darkness that surrounds him is not unlike the darkness that surrounds each of us as we struggle through the morale issues of today's society, and then, suddenly, the horrific creatures of the night become visible to us, and here is were it all comes to an end. The computer generated creatures of the dark are less than horrifying and to much on unreal side of reality. Now, I do like cheesy Sci-fi as it is one of my favorite subjects, however most will find that the creatures of this dark tell fall far short after such an intense build up. I enjoyed the pondering of our own nature and the questions that we are left with. Many critics do not agree. They feel that it is an unresolved and unfulfilled conflict that should have had more depth and detail. You will have to be the judge. It is all a matter of opinion and perspective. I enjoyed the chance to catch this one on the big screen for Will Smith's performance, however there are many that will simple want to see this one on the DVD, it helps when you can see all the bloopers, deleted scenes and sometimes an alternate ending.

I can't wait to see what the reaction will be when this movie goes to DVD and we get the chance to look behind the scenes and give credit for all the hard work that was involved.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Donald Fehr - He "reacts" to the Mitchell Report

Donald Fehr speaks out on the Mitchell Report.
"We were not afforded that opportunity," said Fehr. "I think in this context that is extraordinarily unusual in a collective bargaining context. Doing that in and of itself says something about the bargaining relationship. They did what they did."

"The program today is a strong and effective one and has even been improved in the two years since it has been announced," he said. "So far as I can tell, the report does not suggest that the program is failing to pick up any steroid use which is possible to detect."

"Many players are named," said Fehr. "Their reputations have been adversely effected, probably forever even if it turns out down the road that they should not have been. In my view anyone interested in fairly assessing the allegations against the players should consider the nature of the evidence presented and the reliability of the source."

"I hope that I will conclude, down the road after we've had a chance to look at what happens, that it was not detrimental," said Fehr of the report. "I will let you know when I'm in a position to make that judgment. I'm not today."

Dunstan Baby Language... The Sign Language of babies.

"My Baby Can Talk™ - Exploring Signs" introduces babies to twenty-four words and signs to encourage them to explore and begin to communicate about the wonders of the world around them. This playful exploration presents baby's expanding world in a fun and fascinating way -- offering words and signs for colors, foods, nature and play. Included is a Parent Tutorial focusing on key guidelines to begin signing with babies as well as additional signs for parents to teach their little ones -- including signs for emotions. This program also includes a printed Quick Reference Signing Card offering illustrations of the signs presented.

The format of the "My Baby Can Talk™" series is specifically designed to respect the developmental stage, attention span and intellect of babies from 10 to 36 months. This series features beautiful real world images, delightful puppet shows, colorful toys in motion and babies communicating with simple gestures. Each sign is demonstrated by babies and an adult, making the "My Baby Can Talk™" series the first baby sign language program to feature preverbal babies signing all the words presented.

"Sign language is helping parents to fully appreciate how truly brilliant their preverbal babies are simply because babies are now able to communicate before they can speak." said Kathleen Waidhofer, Creative Director of Baby Hands Productions. "The concept is very simple. At ten months of age the average hearing baby is unable to speak but is able to use simple hand movements to communicate basic wants and needs instead of crying."

Research has shown that babies are able to communicate using baby sign language well before their vocal capacity to formulate spoken words is developed. Babies who use sign language tend to speak sooner with larger vocabularies, show an increase in IQ scores and engage in more sophisticated play. Preverbal signing has also been shown to reduce the frustration broadly associated with "the terrible twos."
My Baby Can Talk

Hannah Montana Fan Club - Goes crazy for concert tickets...

The Hannah Montana concert movie captures Cyrus's current sold-out 54-city concert tour and will be exhibited in state-of-the-art Disney Digital 3D for one week only. In the movie, 15-year-old singing sensation Cyrus, star of Disney Channel's hit series, performs as both a solo artist and as her hugely popular television character, Hannah Montana.

"The anticipation is through the roof for the Hannah Montana 3D concert movie, and we expect robust ticket sales this weekend," says Ted Hong, VP Marketing for Fandango. "It's possible that the movie's showtimes will sell out in a few days."

Seven state-of-the-art 3D digital cameras were used to film three recent concerts in two cities on the Hannah Montana tour. The ongoing concert tour was created and produced by Kenny Ortega (director of High School Musical). The 3D concert film is directed by Disney veteran Bruce Hendricks, and produced by Art Repola.


Mitchell Report: Doping the MLB

Senator George Mitchell is releasing his report on the highly anticipated drug use (Steroids) in the MLB (Major League Baseball). According to ESPN Pitchers Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte along with approximately 50 current and former players will be named as having been doping during their professional careers.

The Mitchell Report as it is being called by the news media will supposedly shed light on the commissioner's office and players union tolerated "the presences of and use of steroids, stimulants and human growth hormone" lead to the MVP and Cy Young Award winning Players.

The Mitchell List as the "Players" are calling it, is over 300 pages long plus attachments. Has officially been released. More than half the players on the list are no longer active in the MLB. Players have obtained these drugs through "rejuvenation centers" to try and cover their activities. Is this to be the most prevalent change to baseball since the 1919 World Series were the Chicago White Sox, (Known as the Black Sox) took a bribe to lose the World Series.

Mitchell's Report - Is it the 8 men out slap of our time? Is this the beginning of the end for the MLB? Only you can decide. After all you are the one who has to pay for the tickets.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Golden Compass: Movie Info .....

Talk about your controversial movies. The books author is a known atheist and people are stating that he wrote his series of books in opposition to C.S. Lewis's series.

Director: Chris Weitz Writers: Philip Pullman(Novel)
Chris Weitz
Release Date: Dec, 7 2007

Eva Green Serafina Pekkala
Pantalaimon Freddie Highmore
Marisa Coulter Nicole Kidman
Lord Asriel Daniel Craig

Check out the trailer: The Golden Compass

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Speed Racer Movie 2008 Get All the info....

Have you seen the new Speed Racer trailer? I grew up watching this cartoon. I am glad that they are not making it to serious as I would love to be able to take my 5 year old to see this. It looks like a bunch of cheesy stuff and I can't wait to take her. Speed Racer is going to be one of her favorite movies I am thinking.

I have had several people that have written and asked me if I felt that this movie project was worth the money that has been spent on it. I must say that there has been a big move by the movie industry to make movies that do well at the box office but are more targeted for the home DVD collection. I can tell you that the box office is all going to be determined by what this movie is up against when it comes out, the home collection is going to be a must for most of us that grew up to the original and have children under 8.

Directors: Andy Wachowski Writers: Tatsuo Yoshida (Charaters and story)
Larry Wachowski Larry Wachowski (Screenplay)

Based on the Japanese Anima 1960's series. It follows a young boy and his family that are devoted to the race car life style.

Speed Racer Emile Hirsch
Trixie Christina Ricci
Mom Racer Susan Sarandon
Pops Racer John Goodman

See the trailer here: Speed Racer


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