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Jane Russell, 1921-2011

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Jane Russell has died at her home in Santa Maria, California. She was 89.

She starred at age 19 in Howard Hughes movie, The Outlaw, made in the 1943 but not released nationwide until 1950 because of censorship problems.

I posted something not long ago----I had a teacher in high school who told about going with his friends and crossing state lines to see The Outlaw. It was banned in his state. He said that he and his friends were disappointed. He was discussing censorship and how conservative the country had become in that era.


The first thing I remember seeing her in were Playtex bra commercials. That had to have been the 1960s. I didn't know who she was. It came as a surprise when I saw her later in Tom Laughlin's Born Losers, the first Billy Jack movie. They showed it over and over on Home Box Office in its early days.

Russell played Calamity Jane in The Paleface and Son of Paleface with Bob Hope. She starred with Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which was her favorite movie. Streaming video is available on Netflix if you want to see it.

According to her obituary in the L.A. Times:
“These days I’m a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot, but not a racist,” she told an Australian newspaper, The Daily Mail, in 2003. Bigotry, she added, “just means you don’t have an open mind.”
Well, it was good that she wasn't racist. Perhaps she should have been open-minded. She didn't drink because she had gone through treatment for alcoholism. She had three children, two sons and a daughter, all adopted. She was unable to have children after an illegal abortion she had before she was married. She became an abortion opponent and founded the World Adoption International Fund in the 1950s.

I remember back when she revealed that she had had the abortion in Mexico in the 1940s. At the time I heard this, I assumed she was revealing this because she was pro-choice.

She was in an episode of Hunter in 1986, her last role.

Well, she led an interesting life. Somehow, I'm not surprised to learn that she was a right-winger. I'm a little surprised she was so religious.

From the obituary in the L.A. Times:

Ms. Russell was very public about her religious convictions. She organized Bible study groups in Hollywood and wrote about having experienced speaking in tongues. In her memoir, “My Path and My Detours” (1985), she described the strength she drew from Christianity.

A higher power was always there, she wrote, “telling me that if I could just hold tough a little longer, I’d find myself around one more dark corner, see one more spot of light and have one more drop of pure joy in this journey called life.”

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You kind of have to admire Charlie Sheen. In a way.

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I don't know. Charlie Sheen seems to be terribly screwed up. But maybe he really is some kind of ubermensch. It's possible, I suppose. There's something strangely admirable in any case.

From the "Today Show" website:

...[Sheen] claimed he has conquered his own drug and alcohol problems by the sheer force of his will: “I closed my eyes and made it so.”

...“I will not believe that if I do something then I have to follow a certain path, because it was written nice,” he said. “It [AA] was written for normal people, people that aren’t special. People that don’t have tiger blood, you know, Adonis DNA.”

He dismissed the idea that he has anything in common with addicts and alcoholics, who he says lack his strength of character, describing them as “fools, trolls. Weak. Defeated. They allowed defeat to be an option. I will not.

“I’m tired of pretending like I’m not special,” Sheen continued. “I’m tired of pretending like I’m not bitching, a total fricking rock star from Mars, and people can’t figure me out; they can’t process me. I don’t expect them to. You can’t process me with a normal brain.”

Sheen insisted that the drug- and alcohol-fueled behavior he described as “epic” never interfered with his work on “Men,” and that despite all the headlines, all his bosses saw when he showed up on the set was “a guy hitting every mark, nailing every line, every joke, with a full house screaming.” He claimed he never missed a day’s shooting: “Not a day that cost anybody any money,” he said. “I missed practice. We’re talking about practice ... practice is for amateurs, you know?”

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He was now “at war” he said. “They picked a fight with a warlock,” he said — a war he plans to win “with zeal and focus, violent hatred ... You either love or you hate. You live in the middle, you get nothing.”

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...“I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love,” Sheen said.


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Scarlett Johansson Pictures 2011

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I leave here for new photos of Scarlett Johansson was presented at the 2011 Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (27 February) night.

Held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, the actress did some press with a stunning Dolce & Gabbana dress, as they prepared to go on stage and be a presenter at the ceremony in Hollywood.

Do not miss the 2011 Oscars, which are hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, tonight at 19h in Mexico, Peru and Colombia 20h and 22h in Chile and Argentina




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Photo of Russell Brand and his Mama

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Photo of Russell Brand is all smiles as he arrives at the 2011 Oscars held at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday (27 February) in Los Angeles.

The British comedian, 35 years old, brought his mother, Babs, as his special guest for tonight's festivities.

According to Russell, his wife, Katy Perry, could not do it because she is currently on tour.

Russell will present the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the presentation of the Oscars tonight.

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2011 Photos of Natalie Portman

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Here 's new photos of Natalie Portman who proudly wears his increasing barrigita when it hits the red carpet at the Oscar Awards 2011, held at the Kodak Theatre on Sunday (27 February) in Los Angeles.

The actress, 29-year-old, who walked the red carpet with her co-star and boyfriend Benjamin Millepied, is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of a ballerina looking for perfection in "The Black Swan. "




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Is it Oscar night already?

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Israeli racist Natalie Portman, The Kings Speech

I haven't seen a damn thing. I just hope the Zionist Natalie Portman doesn't win anything for that swan movie.

And Christopher Hitchens attacked another Oscar nominated movie, The King's Speech, as historically inaccurate. He wrote that, in the movie, Winston Churchill
is shown as a consistent friend of the stuttering prince and his loyal princess and as a man generally in favor of a statesmanlike solution to the crisis of the abdication.

In point of fact, Churchill was—for as long as he dared—a consistent friend of conceited, spoiled, Hitler-sympathizing Edward VIII. And he allowed his romantic attachment to this gargoyle to do great damage to the very dearly bought coalition of forces that was evolving to oppose Nazism and appeasement...

By dint of swallowing his differences with some senior left and liberal politicians, Churchill had helped build a lobby, with strong grass-roots support, against Neville Chamberlain's collusion with European fascism. The group had the resonant name of Arms and the Covenant. Yet, as the crisis deepened in 1936, Churchill diverted himself from this essential work—to the horror of his colleagues—in order to involve himself in keeping a pro-Nazi playboy on the throne. He threw away his political capital in handfuls by turning up at the House of Commons—almost certainly heavily intoxicated, according to Manchester—and making an incoherent speech in defense of "loyalty" to a man who did not understand the concept. In one speech—not cited by Manchester—he spluttered that Edward VIII would "shine in history as the bravest and best-loved of all sovereigns who have worn the island crown." (You can see there how empty and bombastic Churchill's style can sound when he's barking up the wrong tree; never forget that he once described himself as the lone voice warning the British people against the twin menaces of Hitler and Gandhi!)

Hitchens discusses Edward VIII's support for Chamberlain and his Nazi sympathies. He concludes:

In a few months, the British royal family will be yet again rebranded and relaunched in the panoply of a wedding. Terms like "national unity" and "people's monarchy" will be freely flung around. Almost the entire moral capital of this rather odd little German dynasty is invested in the post-fabricated myth of its participation in "Britain's finest hour." In fact, had it been up to them, the finest hour would never have taken place. So this is not a detail but a major desecration of the historical record—now apparently gliding unopposed toward a baptism by Oscar.
Read the whole thing here:

http://www.slate.com/id/2282194/

Fear of public speaking is common enough. People can understand the king's feelings. I'm not sure what it tells you. That hereditary monarchy is stupid.

Maybe democracy isn't so bad after all. One of its weaknesses seemed to be that a smooth-talking dullard is more likely to be elected that an intelligent, well-informed, competent stutterer whose views were in line with the will of the people. But this movie may show that this isn't an entirely terrible thing.

Many years ago, in the early days of Home Box Office, they showed a pretty good World War Two British propaganda film called The Lion Has Wings. They included a long clip of the king looking ill at ease. He was playing some sort of patty-cake-like game with a large group. And they had a point. You'd never see Hitler or Mussolini do that.

Something else about movie stuttering

I know almost nothing about stuttering. But there were two scenes I can think of from film and television that I always assumed would be rather offensive to those who stutter. The same thing happened in both things.

In The Cowboys with John Wayne and an episode of Room 222 with Karen Valentine, they cure a young person of stuttering by making him mad until he starts yelling at them.

Maybe this was real. I haven't seen the movie, but I heard a clip on the radio. When the speech therapist meets the king for the first time, he takes a seat on the throne to make him mad so he'll start yelling.

(By "mad" I mean "angry". The British think it means crazy.)

Aristocratic internationalism

One thing some people mentioned---they thought it was implausible that the therapist would address the king by his first name. I didn't know kings had last names. I know they made up the name Windsor during World War One to conceal the fact that the British Royal Family was German. They were all related, the British Royal Family, the Kaiser, the Czar.

Years ago, I read an intellectual (Eric Hoffer?) attack the Communist notion of an international proletariat. He argues that it was the bourgeoisie that was international. They all dress alike and act the same no matter where they come from. But it turns out that royalty was international, too. And they had a sense of solidarity. The British Royal family is still mad at the Bolsheviks for killing their cousins, the Czar and his family.

Maybe they HAD to kill the Czar

It's too bad they killed the Czar. They should have reformed him, like the title character in The Last Emperor. Czar Nicholas was a pathetic person in a number of respects, although he still thought he was the shadow of God, or whatever the Czar called himself.

He was sort of like George VI. During World War One, he decided he would inspire the troops by visiting the front lines. But when he got there, he couldn't think of anything to say. So he just stood there, tongue-tied with the troops wondering what was wrong with him.

The Romanovs could have become citizens of their country and achieved personal liberation through Communism.

I don't think the Bolsheviks had much choice but to kill them. They were in a Civil War. Millions were dying. The White Army was about to free the Royal Family, and if they had, the war would have gone on forever.

The same thing happened in Romania. The government was overthrown, Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife were captured. Their captors set up some card tables and after a quick "trial", took them out the side door and shot them both. Hard to tell why they went through the pretense of a trial.

But people defended the executions because their followers would have fought on and on as long as they were alive.

And, right now in Libya, some people are calling for Gaddafi to be killed for the same reason.

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The Best Photos of Lindsay Lohan 2011

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Here 's the best photos of Lindsay, I hope you enjoy all of you.








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Oscars 2011: The Academy Awards List of Nominees

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The Academy Awards will be aired live in the U.S. 8 p.m. EST. (10:00a.m. in the Philippines)

Oscar 2011 Nominations

BEST PICTURE 
Black Swan 
The Fighter
Inception 
The Kids Are All Right 
The King's Speech 
127 Hours 
The Social Network 
Toy Story 3 
True Grit 
Winter's Bone 

BEST ACTOR 

Javier Bardem, Biutiful 
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

BEST ACTRESS 
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone 
Natalie Portman, Black Swan  
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST DIRECTOR 
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan 
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech 
David Fincher, The Social Network 
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Christian Bale, The Fighter 
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone 
Jeremy Renner, The Town 
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter 
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech 
Melissa Leo, The Fighter 
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit 
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom 

ANIMATED FILM
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mike Leigh, Another Year 
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (screenplay);
Keith Dorrington, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (story) The Fighter
Christopher Nolan, Inception
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right 
David Seidler, The King's Speech 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours 
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network 
Michael Arndt (screenplay); John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich (story), Toy Story 3
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit 
Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone 

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 
Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz, Exit through the Gift Shop 
Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic, Gasland 
Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs, Inside Job 
Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger, Restrepo 
Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley, Waste Land 

CINEMATOGRAPHY 
Matthew Libatique, Black Swan 
Wally Pfister, Inception
Danny Cohen, The King's Speech 
Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network 
Roger Deakins, True Grit 

COSTUME DESIGN 
Colleen Atwood, Alice in Wonderland 
Antonella Cannarozzi, I Am Love 
Jenny Beavan, The King's Speech 
Sandy Powell, The Tempest 
Mary Zophres, True Grit 

VISUAL EFFECTS 

Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips, Alice in Wonderland 
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 
Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell, Hereafter 
Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb, Inception 
Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick, Iron Man 2 

ART DIRECTION 
Robert Stromberg (production design) and Karen O'Hara (set decoration), Alice in Wonderland 
Stuart Craig (production design) and Stephenie McMillan (set decoration), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Guy Hendrix Dyas (production design) and Larry Dias and Doug Mowat (set decoration), Inception 
Eve Stewart (production design) and Judy Farr (set decoration), The King's Speech  
Jess Gonchor (production design) and Nancy Haigh (set decoration), True Grit

FOREIGN FILM 
Biutiful (Mexico)
Dogtooth (Greece) 
In a Better World (Denmark)
Incendies (Canada) 
Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (Algeria) 

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The duo Calle 13 will perform a concert in Venezuela?

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to the delight of all his fans and this will occur on October 29 at a presentation of his new album, which is having a great acceptance among fans of all countries. The album is the coming behind me, who's been a great success and his single Fiesta de Locos, which is a crazy song, as good as ever. Calle 13 has many fans in Venezuela, who will be happy with their presence in Venezuela.

This presentation of Calle 13 is a very attractive and important event for the country, especially since presenting their new album, which is something we are looking forward to see live. Calle 13 is a group with great success in Latin America and other parts of the world, because they offer very good songs, such as those that are also included in this new album, which will be a new hit from Calle 13, one more in his long career


Remember the October 29 visit Venezuela live Calle 13, which is one of the most attractive duets this time and is definitely a concert that is eagerly awaited by all fans of Calle Venezuela 13, which are many. Sure to be one of those memorable concerts to enjoy these songs by Calle 13 and whose environment will be like the other major concerts held in Venezuela and sure all your fans will enjoy.
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Photos of Nick Jonas When Stroll

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Nick Jonas, the youngest of the JoBros, shared, "We [Jonas Brothers] could do a couple of seasons of the Disney Channel, and then two films for them, and, well, I do some acting. But I never considered myself an actor. However, I really enjoy the characters and when I feel I can contribute in some way, I put more effort. "

Nick also held a surprise show in the U.S. capital. The tweeted, "What a great night! Thanks to all who came. Actually I have the best fans in the world. Wish me luck tomorrow at the White House! love you all!".

- Here we share some of the pictures, I hope everyone likes you.



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New photos of Selena Gomez and his fans in Japan

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Here I share some pictures we hope you all like it.

Selena 2011 with their fans happy while you have made your trip to Japan, and here are some photos posted on his official Facebook.

We like the fact that Selena gets much love in every part of the world is going.



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New photos of Demi Lovato 2011 (February)

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Here I can see some photos of Demi routine as you make your way to a local gym in Studio City, California, I hope everyone likes you.

Changing her appearance, the charming star of "Camp Rock" was a new haircut, when she proudly shook her hair with her beautiful and large extensions.

Having gone through rehab, is said to Demster spend more and more time with Wilmer Valderrama - with whom he allegedly began dating in May 2010, until he decided to seek professional help at a treatment center in Illinois.

As expected, the representative of Miss Lovato refused to discuss his personal life, but a friend said: "For now, is returning to its usual routine and spending time with his family and close friends.




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New Vanessa Hudgens Pictures February 2011

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Here I leave New Vanessa Hudgens Pictures in February 2011, I hope everyone likes you. (was seen at the premiere of his new movie "Beastly" on Thursday (24 February) night.

The actress of "Sucker Punch" looked great with a purple dress by Julien Macdonald and blue suede heels, when he reached the red carpet at the film at the Pacific Grove Theater.

And Miss Hudgens was not the only guest in your home, the family was in the big premiere, including his grandmother.

It is envisaged that "Beastly, " which also stars Alex Pettyfer and Mary Kate Olsen, will hit theaters on March 4




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Photos of Alex Pettyfer 2011

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All smiles as he arrives at the red carpet at the premiere of "Beastly" held at the Grove's Pacific Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday (24 February) night.

The actor, 20 years old, was at the premiere though his house was on fire hours earlier.

The director, Daniel Barnz, surprised the crowd with the story in the premiere, as CBS reported, "Alex walked the red carpet giving interviews and presented the premiere of the film, but had to leave shortly after, presumably to cope with fire. "

Alex almost running out to talk with firefighters and face the consequences. Hopefully all is well.




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New photos of Jackie Evancho

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New photos of Jackie Evancho Yankee Doodle Dandy in the new Still with Selena Gomez of Wizards ofWaverly Place.

In the next episode of "Back To Max" Jackie sings at the Tribeca Evancho Prep deAmérica Spirit Play ", giving Harper (Jennifer Stone) a run for their money while he takes the stage for the first time.

Meanwhile, Alex (Gomez) and Justin (David Henrie) must find a way to replacement Max (Bailee Madison / Jake T. Austin) back to himself before the teacher accidentally discovered Crumbs made him a girl.




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Pictures of New House Britney Spears

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Britney Spears was acting crazy and began to report things like media was running out because it was out of work. This is what artists always say they have a problem, but hey, do not know if it's true or not.

For Britney it seems that was a lie because it just bought a house in Los Angeles for $ 18 million, a sum pretty huge. The site is in the exclusive area of Hidden Hills and is a good way to start on the right foot the arrival of their new album.


It has ten rooms and thirteen bathrooms, which is pretty and has two apartments on the sides to which workers are property and separate spaces for guests. In addition, other things you are a tennis court, a place to make and un-aged wine and a huge dance hall with its own bar.

For the children of Britney is the room-arcade with video games old and newer ones. There are a couple of photos of the property seen from above

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