Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Ok, I am a happy fan girl. Tennant + legal show= I'm in.
'Doctor Who' star lands 'Rex' pilot
David Tennant will play a top Chicago litigator
By Nellie Andreeva
Nov 2, 2009, 11:00 PM ETNo longer will American TV audiences be asking doctor who?
Popular British actor David Tennant, best known for playing the title role in the BBC's long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who," is set to make his American television debut as the title character in NBC's hourlong pilot "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer."
Written by Andrew Leeds and David Lampson, "Rex" centers on Rex Alexander (Tennant), a top Chicago litigator who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court.
David Semel, who directed the pilots for "Heroes" and "Life," has come on board to helm the comedic legal drama from Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun.
He will also executive produce with veteran Barry Schindel (who is attached as showrunner), Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. Leeds and Lampson serve as supervising producers.
NBC greenlighted the project in August, about two years after it was first developed, and had been trying to find a lead actor for several months until Tennant came along and nailed the part.
Tennant, a theater and TV actor, rose to fame playing the mysterious alien time-traveler at the center of "Doctor Who" for the past five years. His performance as the Doctor has been often rated as the top in the franchise's 46-year history.
Tennant's casting is reminiscent of the tapping of another established British TV actor with virtually no American TV experience, Hugh Laurie, as the lead on Fox's medical drama "House."
Tennant, who co-starred in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," recently signed with UTA. He's also repped by U.K.'s Independent Talent Group.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.” - Neil Gaiman
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here the write up for the movies:
Everything She Ever Wanted
- Made: 2009
- Genre: True Crime Drama
- Stars: Gina Gershon, Victor Garber, Rachel Blanchard
Part One premieres Nov. 14 and Part Two premieres Nov. 15 at 8 pm et/9 pm pt.
Too Late To Say Goodbye
- Made: 2009
- Genre: True Crime Drama
- Stars: Rob Lowe, Lauren Holly
Premieres November 7 at 9 pm et/pt on LMN.
Out of the two books, I liked Everything more than Too Late to say Goodbye. I am curious how loyal the movies will be to the case. I own both the book and the movie to And Never Let Her Go. The movie is loyal to the case to a point. The biggest problem with the movie is that the lead actress was so miscast. The actress in the movie had a short blonde pixie cut while her real life counter part was a long brunette with curly hair. That was big problem with the movie.
That is sad that I am excited about two Lifetime movies.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here the Birthday Cake (My Dad's birthday is on Friday):
On the School front: I passed my test from Saturday with a perfect score 160/150 (10 bonus points)
TV: Ok, Southpark was so funny tonight. Butter becomes a pimp. I really want some sound bytes of Pimp Butters for my phone. That was so funny.
I have an idea for a poll. I have a sock monkey with no name. Havn't named it at all. Here the deal. I will let everyone vote on a name for him. Please put any ideas in the comment area, then after a few days, I set a poll up with the sugguestions.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Here is the my favorite video:
It is a lesser known Queen song. It was a minor hit for them in the UK. I just love that song. This video shows Freddie's showman ship. I love Brian May's guitar solo too.
On an odd musical note, I feel so bad but I like Britney Spears' new song 3. Extremely catchy. If you hear the lyrics, It what you think its about. It pretty straight forward.
Back to home work. Been running MSN when I been working on my homework. My MSN email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Off to working on homework and listening to Tool Academy 2.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I am half way done with all my homework for the upcoming week. Took my test this morning. I think I did good. Right now, I am trying to find two tort court cases to do a court brief on. The first one I picked was the infamous McDonald's coffee case. I havn't picked a second one yet. I found one, Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California, but the case brief is about 38 pages long. Depends on if I want to sort though all that. My paper is not due until the end of November but I might want to get a head start.
Any ideas for a good tort law case?
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
For the rest of the week, I have no plans. Just work on homework.
Other than South Park, I am going to try to watch SGU. I heard it is OK but since I am a huge Stargate Whore, I am in.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
I know it is really day three but this is going to count for day two. I havnt really been by my laptop much on Thursday to type. Most of the day was spend exploring around the neiborhood of Chicago. We didnt really want to drive, so we walked around everywhere. We found quite a few record stores. Found a used cd/dvd store that had some neat stuff. Found some really cool books. I found a book about Freddie Mercurys life and a book about famous crimes.
Now to the concert:
People where lining up outside since four. It was raining and cold. I thought I could walk there and turns out, I didnt know where it was. By the time I got there, I was wet and cold. We started to talk to people in the line. I met a girl from Asia and a guy from London. We where able to get in the Metro around six thirty. It was first come, first serve with standing. Luckly for use, we got a spot right in front of the stage. We only had some people in front of us but we where extermly close to the stage.The opening act, Bear Hands was really good. Got the crowd moving. After their set was done, It was time for the main show.
Manic Street Preachers was awsome live. It was cool to see how the crowd got into them. I really enjoyed the show alot. Took tons of pictures and video. After the show, Two of the band member stood outside and signed autographs. My brother got all three member to sign his cd. I was able to meet two of them. I got them to sign my concert ticket and have my picture with them. It was pretty fun.
Tommorrow, we are heading about to home. Our plan is to leave after ten AM. Hopefully we will return home before six PM. I plan on uploading all the photos later on that night.
Wish me luck driving home tommorrow.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Going to the top of the Arch, My brother and I had this converstian:
He looks out the window and see the tram moving up
Him: Wow thats is quite a drop and I am scared of heights
Me: Why the hell are you looking down then?
On top, it was so pretty. Got tons of pictures of that. After that, we walked around St. Louis for a few hours. We got lost in East St. Louis. Finally around one, we found our way out of St. Louis. We finally made it to Chicago after six. Here where It got bad. I am not used to that type of city traffic. I was freaking out and we keep geting lost in the city. It took us over two hour to find the damn hotel. Tommorrow, should be a hell alot better. Will try to post one pictures on myspace.
One last thing, in St.Louis, we where trying to find a way get out of there. We ask the woman at the parking area. We told her that we are using mapquest. She looks at us and goes "Mapquest is pretty worthless".
Our dumbass finally left St
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
- You have a great need for other people to like and admire you.
- You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage.
- Disciplined and self-controlled outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure inside.
- You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations.
- You pride yourself as an independent thinker and do not accept others statements without satisfactory proof.
- You have a tendency to be critical of yourself.
- At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing.
- At times you are extroverted, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, reserved.
- While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally able to compensate for them.
Monday, September 7, 2009
02.Chicago Drivers Scare Me. Driving there is like playing a real life frogger with your car.
03.7/11 Spokesperson is Domo. Domo rocks. I want a Domo doll for my Birthday or Christmas. He is so cute.
04. Illinois interstate road work is just as bad, maybe worse than Missouri. I swear I would hit road work ever thirty miles. Here I thought Missouri is bad.
05. Mapquest is bullshit!!
06. Did I say how cute Domo is?
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Video of Nancy Grace pawning Jon
Friday, August 7, 2009
Here is Amazon's description:
What if everything we have been told about the origins of Christianity is a lie?
What if a small group had always known the truth and had kept it hidden . . . until now?
What if there is evidence that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion?
In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh stunned the world with a controversial theory that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene married and founded a holy bloodline. The book became an international publishing phenomenon and was one of the sources for Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code. Now, with two additional decades of research behind him, Baigent's The Jesus Papers presents explosive new evidence that challenges everything we know about the life and death of Jesus.
It sounds like an intreating book. The author has another book about a theory of Jesus being married. I think different theories about Jesus's life is quite neat.
On a boring note, I got a haircut today. It is just like the slient flim star, Louise Brooks. I like it. I was getting to lazy to mess with my hair. Who know how long I will keep it like this.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Director Hughes, Master Of Teen Angst, Dies At 59
by The Associated Press
August 6, 2009
John Hughes, the director of a memorable string of 1980s teen films — from The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles to Ferris Bueller's Day Off — has died of a heart attack, according to his Los Angeles-based publicists.
Hughes died suddenly during a walk while visiting family in Manhattan, a spokesman said. He was 59.
He was born in Michigan but began his writing career as an advertising copywriter in Chicago — and set most of his films in the Chicago area.
Much of his work focused on high school antics coupled with teen angst. It was a comic formula that made stars of such actors as Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall.
Other future stars who made notable appearances in early Hughes films included John Cusack and Jon Cryer.
Hughes began his Hollywood career in the late 1970s as a writer for the short-lived television series Delta House, based on the successful film Animal House.
He went on to pen the feature films Class Reunion, Mr. Mom and the classic National Lampoon comedy Vacation.
But Hughes rocketed to fame in 1984 with the release of directorial debut, Sixteen Candles, which he also wrote. The film launched the careers of Ringwald and Hall.
Both stars teamed with Hughes again the following year for the quintessential high-school angst film The Breakfast Club. The film's group of young stars included Ringwald, Hall, Estevez, Nelson and Sheedy. They became known as the "Brat Pack."
Hughes followed that success with Weird Science and the cult hit Ferris Bueller's Day Off, featuring a young Broderick.
In later years, he went on to direct Planes, Trains & Automobiles — featuring an adult cast pairing Steve Martin and John Candy — She's Having a Baby, Uncle Buck (again with Candy) and Curly Sue.
Those were the only eight films Hughes directed, but he continued to be a prolific writer, many times using the pseudonym Edmond Dantes. His writing credits include Home Alone, Beethoven and Maid in Manhattan. His final film story credit was the Owen Wilson comedy Drillbit Taylor.
According to his publicists, Hughes spent much of the past decade maintaining a farm in northern Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; sons John and James; and four grandchildren.
WOW, I am in shock. I have seen (& own) a bunch of his movies. Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off are all teen movie classics. My favorite John Hughes movie is Some Kind of Wonderful. I found it in the five dollar bin at Wallyworld a few weeks ago. It is basically Pretty in Pink but it a teen boy that falls in love with the popular girl, while his tomboy best friend is in love with him. I personally, liked it better than Pretty in Pink. Pretty in Pink is good but sorta more like a fairytale while Some Kind of Wonderful is more real. You can understand where all the main characters are coming from in this one. I just like it better than Pretty in Pink. Mr. Hughes is going to be a hard writer to replace. No one could write teen movies like him.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Preschoolers Can Suffer Chronic Depression: Study
A new study reaches the at once fascinating and troubling
result that preschoolers as young as three can suffer one of the most
debilitating mental illnesses we know of: chronic depression.
Associated Press story reports some of the study's main details:
study is billed as the first to show major depression can be chronic even in
very young children, contrary to the stereotype of the happy-go-lucky
Until fairly recently, "people really haven't paid much
attention to depressive disorders in children under the age of 6," said lead
author Dr. Joan Luby, a psychiatrist at Washington University in St. Louis.
"They didn't think it could happen ... because children under 6 were too
emotionally immature to experience it."
Previous research suggested that
depression affects about 2 percent of U.S. preschoolers, or roughly 160,000
youngsters, at one time or another. But it was unclear whether depression in
preschoolers could be chronic, as it can be in older children and adults.
Luby's research team followed more than 200 preschoolers, ages 3 to 6, for
up to two years, including 75 diagnosed with major depression. The children had
up to four mental health exams during the study.
Among initially depressed
children, 64 percent were still depressed or had a recurrent episode of
depression six months later, and 40 percent still had problems after two years.
Overall, nearly 20 percent had persistent or recurrent depression at all four
Depression was most common in children whose mothers were also
depressed or had other mood disorders, and among those who had experienced a
traumatic event, such as the death of a parent or physical or sexual abuse.
Here's the abstract of the study. The study's conclusions, according to the
Preschool depression, similar to childhood depression, is not
a developmentally transient syndrome but rather shows chronicity and/or
recurrence... These results underscore the clinical and public health importance
of identification of depression as early as preschool. Further follow-up of
preschoolers with depression is warranted to inform the longitudinal course
What makes this study so interesting is, if it's borne
out by further research that some preschoolers do indeed have chronic
depression, then it raises a huge challenge. How will mental health
professionals effectively treat these children?
Not nearly enough is
known about how antidepressant drugs, a major treatment for people with
depression affect such young minds, including their long-term brain development.
Presumably, cognitive behavior play therapy which is often used in children this
age, would be part of the therapy. But, again, the potential use of powerful
antidepressants in such young patients is enough to give many people pause.WTF, Next thing you know, newborn will be found to have depression. I swear to baby Jesus, it a way to dope up our future generations.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Classes will not start back for me until the end of the month. I signed up for: Intro to Socilocloy, Desktop Applications, Tort Law, and Interview/Investagions. Hopefully, the legal classes will have enough students to keep the class going. I do have one back up class picked just in case one gets cancelled: Spanish I. Cross my fingers I get to take all the classes I picked.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
My brother had some good news about the concert. Manic Street Preacher has put Tsunami back on their set list. It is one of my favoirte songs.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I been getting that remark everyday now. I have lost quite a bit of weight since last summer. It wasnt on purpose though. This past year, I been though some much hell that it had affected my weight. When I am stressed, I dont eat as much. I am not sure how much weight I have lost. My guess is about 30 to 50 pounds. It comes down to stress. I had my good days and bad days.
What got me thinking about my weight was shopping today. I had to buy some jeans that fit. I found that I fit into a size 7. The last time I was a size 7 was high school. Last year, I was around a size 15 to 14. Size 7 made me stop and think about the weight loss. I desided if I get down to a size 5 then I will try to get some help about all the weight I have lost. Size 5 will be the cut off line.
I am ready for this week to be over. The next two days will be trying to get my research paper down. Nevous as hell though. I am so worry about messing up. This paper is a big part of my grade. Tomorrow, all I will do is set in my chair and finish it up.
I am going on a trip in the first part of October. My brother got ticket to his favorite band, Manic Street Preachers. It will be in Chicago. Sorta nervous but excited though. A road trip should be fun.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Is it wrong that I am sorta excited for this? I been a fan of the Stargate series since the first episode of Stargate SG 1. Looks like the writers trying are trying to write more 'darker' stories. It will be hard one to call until the show starts to air. One big problem with Atlantis was that the writers got stuck on their favorite character (coughcoughRodneyMcKaycough) or their shiny new toy (coughJenniferKellercough). Then the writers would forget that there was other characters on the show (coughRonanandTeylacough). As long as the writing is more equal for characters, then there is a chance.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Don't Stop Believing
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My second fear is writing. I get overwelm by writing. I get so scared because I feel I can not write. I know my grammer isn't the best. I need to step back and get over this fear. I need to try to harder to make sure my writing is better.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
At first I thought it was some new horror movie that Robert Carlyle and Lou Diamond Phillips was in. Then I realized it for the new Stargate series. I said out loud "What the fuck". I am really, really, really surprised the show could get Robert Carlyle. Is he one of the bigger names the show has ever had? Then I recognized another cast member, David Blue. David played Clift St. Paul (Marc's boyfriend) on Ugly Betty. I liked him on Ugly Betty and is kinda cute.
I had my head in the sand about the new Stargate series so it was a surprise to see the TV promo. I knew it was being made and that it. I had only seen two episodes of the last season of Stargate Atlantis. I am extremely out of the loop.
What does everyone think of the promo? I understand it is geared to the BSG fans. Think it would be good? I have heard no rumors about it so I would love to hear what everyone thinks.
On a side note, I will do a running play by play for Heroes tomorrow night. This play by play is a learning process. I understand that I might not be the fasted at describing stuff, just bare with me folks.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
It started to sleet Monday night. I left for work at four thirty. It just stared to sleet. By six p.m., The ground was covered with ice/sleet. I measured an inch of ice at seven p.m. I went back out at eight and it was at an inch and a half. I was able to close early and had to clean my car. It continues to sleet most of the day Tuesday. By sundown, it changed over to snow. It snowed hard over night.
I did take some pictures of the snow but I haven’t loaded them in the computer yet. I should have them up in a day or two.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
It's A Hard Life
Saturday, January 24, 2009
A Special weather announcement. Chance of a winter storm next week.
Chances are, It will miss up like it always does.
..WINTER STORM POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK...
A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW WILL LIKELY IMPACT
THE MISSOURI OZARKS...SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND THE SURROUNDING REGION
NEXT WEEK. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE AND SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...AND POSSIBLY INTO
THIS WINTER STORM WILL DEVELOP AS A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM
THE WEST AND DRAWS MOISTURE NORTHWARD OVER THE ARCTIC AIRMASS IN
PLACE ACROSS THE REGION. PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS MONDAY
THEN BECOME WIDESPREAD MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. PERIODS OF
WINTRY PRECIPITATION MAY CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS STORM SYSTEM AND RESULTING PRECIPITATION
TYPE AND AMOUNTS REMAIN UNCERTAIN. AREA INTERESTS INCLUDING THOSE
WITH TRAVEL PLANS...THE MEDIA...TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENTS AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ARE URGED TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I did recieve a blessing today. I sign up for school and student aid pretty late. I havn't received any word on my aid or loans. Today, I had to pick up my books. I barely had the money for the books. I thought to ask up front desk about the status of everything. Turns out I did get some aid and got a voucher for my books. I was so shock and happy. Right now, I just have to find out my other class and I will be set.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Let me give you a short bio on myself. My username are either Hera or Miss Kaylee (depends on where I am at). I am a video store flunky. Been in the business for about ten years. I love movies, sci fi, true crime stuff. I finally desided to go back to school this year to improve my life.
Welcome to my world...