Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Why Baldwin and CAA split
Rumors on the net are that this video is the reason that Alec Baldwin and his reps at CAA parted company. Reportedly Baldwin was upset by this mashup of his now famous voicemail, and requested that it be removed. The video is on the website, "Funny or Die" which is run Adam McKay and Will Farrell, who are also represented by CAA. According to the NY Post, Baldwin called and asked that CAA ask the site to take down the video, and when they refused to do so, it was over.
ABC News: Imus Producer Angry at Firing
The former producer for the Don Imus show was talking about the end of the show and his job on Hannity and Colmes. On the Fox News channel show, Bernard McGuirk called Al Sharpton, a terrorist for his role in leading the charge.
While admitting that the statements that were made by himself and Imus were wrong, he expressed that it would be dangerious to have a society where we cannot poke fun at each other. The nature of the language involved in the dialogue clearly goes beyond the level of poking fun though in my opinion.
"It seemed like he terrorized broadcast executives," he said. "It seemed like they were in a fetal position under their desks sucking their thumbs on their Blackberrys, trying to coordinate their response."
While I agree with his statements about Sharpton, it is not reasonable to say that calling someone a "ho", even if it is not a racial slur, should be a joke. He goes on to complain about crossing the line, when he did not know where the line was. This is something that comes with freedom of speech, in a controlled environment it is easy to know what it allowed and what isn't. In a society like ours with changing standards it is possible that what is said one day, and accepted won't be the next. I think this means as a society we should extend a little patience and understanding to those who are willing accept their mistakes.
Iraq Sunni tribes build police force, fight al Qaeda - Yahoo! News
In defiance of the conflict that is tearing apart much of the country of Iraq, there are groups that are working with the Americans to create a stable society. Just a year ago Anbar provence was a scary place, both for Americans and Iraqis as terrorist controlled the region. Starting last summer, Sunni tribal leader Sheikh Abdulsattar Abu Risha, got together other tribal leaders and created the Anbar Salvation Council. The group has been able to recruit 20,000 police for the streets of the Sunni dominated province.
"The situation (in Anbar) was unbearable before, people were tortured, shot dead, bodies littered the streets. We couldn't even leave our homes to bury the dead," Abu Risha told Reuters from Ramadi by a crackly satellite phone.
While the province is still plagued by car bombs, according to US military officials their numbers have fallen.
"The number of attacks and incidents across the entire province has dropped significantly," said Brigadier-General Mark Gurganus, the U.S. Marine commander in charge of ground operations in Anbar, without giving details.
There's Something About Renee on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Renee is a rare an beautiful womyn.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
ALLIE IS WIRED
Spiderman 3 Premire In Rome
Gas Guzzling Crow
Handsy, Drunken Captain America Found Guilty Of SuperJunk-Enhancement
Perez Gets His Ass Sued
Dita Von Teese On Love, Marilyn Manson, Nudity, Etc.
Basinger Denies Leaking Tape, Calls Baldwin Unstable
Johnny Borrell Opens Up About Kirsten Dunst
I DON'T LIKE YOU IN THAT WAY
Britney Spears is Getting Her Fat Melted
Russians Love Jennifer Lopez
Lindsay Lohan Gets Hacked - Chapter 2
I'M NOT OBSESSED
Love It Or Hate It: Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood
Pam Anderson To Adopt?
The Sanjaya Plague Strikes Again
Angelina Jolie: 'I'm No Mother Teresa'
Mischa Barton: 'Don't Compare Me To Nicole Richie'
Paris Hilton's Cell Phone & Email Leaked
Today In Capitalizing On Tragedy
Eliot Spitzer: Day One With Sanjaya, Everything Changed
The 'New York Times' Annual Meeting Brings Out The Crazies
Does Cindy Adams Hate Rupert Murdoch?
18 Year Old Single Mom Is The Latest Addition To the Pussycat Dolls
Jack White Putting Out Next White Stripes Album & Recording New Raconteurs
Perez Hilton Sued By The Paparazzi
Bono To Appear On American Idol
Hilarious picture of Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney Love out together!
Suri Cruise celebrates her first birthday in style
Happy Anniversary Madonna!
Lovely Liv Still Talking About Losing Baby Weight
Rosie O'Donnell still obsessed with Donald
Jewel Is The Queen Of Cleavage (Hollywoodtuna)
Pax's New Name - It's the Pitts! (TMZ.com)
WHAT I MISSED
The Pussycat Doll Have a New Member
The Heroes Ladies Are BACK!
al-Qaida Group Claims 9 U.S. Deaths
Ranger Alleges Cover-Up in Tillman Case
McCain to Make Case for Presidency
Riot Breaks Out at Indiana Prison
Ore. Gov. Starts Week on Food Stamps
China tops US over Japan trade
UN team starts Kosovo mission
Canadian charged at Guantanamo
Ethiopia launches rescue mission
New 'super-Earth' found in space
Africa aid target 'may be missed'
Israel ponders fresh Gaza tactics
Baldwin and agent part company
Earth-like planet found
Rove's political presentations probed
Jail riot leaves two employees injured
$65B tunnel vision would link Alaska, Russia
Soldier: I was warned off Tillman truth
Toyota overtakes GM as top car maker
Chinese automakers plans U.S. sales this year
Why a heavily hyped investment bank is MIA
Amazon.com's guessing game
No more Clear Channel bids?
Wal-Mart to open 400 clinics within 3 years
World Bank execs refuse to hear Wolfowitz
How subprime bailouts work
Dow surges past 13,000
Coke said to be in talks to buy vitamin water maker
New airline to offer $10 tickets
Heather Mills Booted From 'Dancing With the Stars'
McCain to Lay Out His Case for 2008 Presidency
Is the Tube Making Your Toddler a Boob?
Cheney: Democrats Are Defeatists About Iraq
Attorney Says Skakel Murder Case Corrupted By Book Deal
Toyota Passes GM to Become World's Top Auto Seller
4-Year-Old Boy Tackled by College Football Player Recovering
FOX411: Katie Couric's Enemies Are CBS Insiders
Opening Statements to Begin in Phil Spector's Murder Trial
Dow Jones Industrial Average Cracks 13,000 for First Time
Miss America Goes Undercover to Bust Child Sex Predators
Riot halts transfer of Ariz. inmates
Tillman's brother blasts Pentagon
Russians pay respects to Yeltsin
Toyota tops GM in world auto sales
Gonzales aide gets immunity
Survey finds New Orleans race bias
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Poll: Muslims show only partial support for Al Qaeda's agenda
New US missile proposals cause old adversaries to stir
Mexican lawmakers vote to legalize abortion
Ex-Hill aide pleads guilty in Abramoff scandal
FedEx: FAA rule would delay deliveries
Alaska mom goes on trial in killings of 3 sons
10 Die As Storms Hit Texas-Mexico Border - San Francisco Chronicle
McCain attempts to breathe new life into campaign - Reuters
Toyota Topples The King - Washington Post
Planet Hunters Edge Closer to Their Holy Grail - Space.com
Cheney returns to work after leg check-up - ABC News
Yahoo's Better (But Imperfect) Lyrics Database - PC World
Canadian expects to consult at Guantánamo - Miami Herald
Ethiopia hunts for seized Chinese oil workers - Boston Globe
AT&T doubles profit in first quarter - Computerworld
Stories By Date - Washington Post
Russian official dismisses U.S. shield cooperation (Reuters)
Riot breaks out at Indiana prison (AP)
Military lied about US football star's death: brother (AFP)
Mexico City lawmakers legalize abortion (AP)
Potentially habitable planet found (AP)
Riot breaks out at Indiana prison (AP)
McCain jumps into presidential race (AP)
Ethiopia says Eritrea behind Chinese oil facility bloodbath (AFP)
Phil Spector opening statements due today (AP)
Yahoo! Hits the Great Wall of Litigation
70 Times Better Than the Next Microsoft
Wal-Mart Gets Its M.D.
AT&T Rings True
Labor Ready Is Ready for Action
BlackBerry Invades Microsoft's Turf
Wipro Hungry for Deals
CDs Aren't Just for Grandma Anymore
Google Eyes Web Conferencing
Target lags after weaker sales outlook; retail shares fall
Amazon jumps 12% after results; Sun loses 6%
Existing-home sales plunge 8.4% in March
N.Y. Times shareholders withhold vote; chairman defends structure
Lessons to be drawn from Anna Nicole Smith's lousy estate plan
Lower energy prices clip Occidental Petroleum profit
An argument for buying South Korean stocks
Ecolab's profit jumps 15% on domestic demand
Target sees April sales 'much weaker'
AT&T profit doubles on merger, mobile
United Airlines parent posts $152 million loss
What does 13,000 really mean for investors?
Rival bids unlikely to capsize Bank of America-LaSalle deal
Colgate-Palmolive profit jumps 50%; CEO retirement date set
PepsiCo profit jumps 16%; backs full-year profit forecast
Amazon Stands Tall
More Discontent at New York Times
Vonage Execution Stayed
Downgrading the Housing Woes
Wal-Mart Sees No Big Share Sale
Four Keys to Radio Advertising
AT&T Quarter in Line
Make a Fortune With the Fortune 500
BofA Defends Deal Stance
New-Home Sales Miss Views
Here's How Buffett Beats the Market
Abortion and Anti-Poverty in Mexico
Bush rules out bilateral talks with Iran, then rules them in again minutes later
CNN headline: Cheney attacks defeatist Dem plan
HuffPo to co-sponsor GOP debate which all GOP candidates will surely boycott
VTech update: Cops find no link between Cho and victims
Audio: Ayaan Hirsi Ali defends the imam who says she must be killed
The chosen president
Who gets to use the N word?
A Note from me....
I hope you are enjoying this blog, and that you will continue to find its content to be informative and entertaining.
Wal-Mart opens clinics...
Wal-Mart is making plans to open 400 clinics in its stores in the next three years. The clinics which will be operated through contracts with local hospitals and other local health care providers.
This is a continuation of a pilot program that resulted in the opening of 76 clinics in 12 states. The program is expected to boost the health of the stores shoppers as well as a draw to bring customers into the store.
"We think the clinics will be a great opportunity for our business. But most importantly, they are going to provide something our customers and communities desperately need - affordable access at the local level to quality health care," said Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott in a statement
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
ALLIE IS WIRED
Keira Is Pissed Off At LaLohan---Well Who Isn't?
April 24th, 2007 - Happy Birthday Kelly Clarkson!
BEST WEEK EVER
Scott Baio Hunts Tail for TV
ICYMI: Crazed Sanjaya Fanatic’s Interruption Of Boring MSNBC Broadcast
TRAILER MIX: Harry Potter and the Holy Sh*t I Can’t Wait To See This
Sienna at Age Seventeen
Tim Gunn Reports From Sanjaya's White House Correspondents' Dinner Table
Remembering Hollywood's Hottest Assistants
Madonna's Brief Malawi Visit Didn't Allow For Some Kidnapped Baby/Biological Father Time
Basinger Denies Shouty Ex-Husband's Leakage Claims
Sanjaya Out-Ranks NY Governor
It’s a Lovers’ Spat for Lindsay and Keira
Okay Okay I’ll Stop with Perez Soon …
Heather Mills Defends Alec Baldwin
Keith Gessen And David Blum Hate America
Yale's Response To The Virginia Tech Shootings
Who Beat Up Arianna Huffington?
Katie Couric Quite Possibly Leaving CBS News, Unless She's Not
GOSSIP OR TRUTH
Nicole and Joel hit the road!
As Shanna Moakler’s MySpace Page Turns …
Sean Stewart is an Evil Son of Hollywood
Alec Baldwin Takes Legal Action Regarding Message
Heather Mills Opens Up About Dancing with the Stars, Alec Baldwin
I'M NOT OBSESSED
Ashlee Simpson Is Bringing Frumpy Back
I Thought I’d Never See The Day
Anna Nicole Smith’s Last Film To Premiere At Cannes
The Cruise Family Attended Grier’s Birthday Party
Rosie O’Donnell Shouts Out “Eat Me” At Women’s Luncheon
Sienna Miller Desperate To Have Her Own Kids
Breaking: Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin Has Died, Cause Of Death Unknown
CNN Discovers The Hidden Health Benefits Behind 'Embarrassing, Girlie Drinks'
The Observer's Website Has Promised Us Fresh Daily Content Before
Paparazz v. Perez: More Suitors Join the Suits
When Environmentalist Sheryl Crow's 'Three Tractor Trailers, Four Buses And Six Cars' Are A-Rockin', Don't Come A-Knockin'
Alec Baldwin Unavailable For One On One Interviews Due To Embarrassing Phone Incident
CBS Radio Offends Chinese People as Easily as it Does Black People
Black Man Exonerated of Rape Less Important to Some Anchors Than White Men Exonerated of Rape
Shanna Moakler sets record straight!
Kim Basinger Hires A Bodyguard
Cop killer harasses Joe Francis in prison
Shilpa Shetty set for Australian Big Bro?
Is Renee Dating The Office Star?
Kim Basinger Denies Leaking Alec Baldwin's Irate Voicemail
Hilary Duff Attends Young Hollywood Awards
Britney Spears A Stay At Home Mom
From Russia with Cash
Britney Went Country Crazy This Weekend
Keanu Finds Himself a Hot Young Thing
Scarlett Has Nothing To Talk About, Sings Instead
They are Young! They are Free!
Do You Think Kate & Owen Will Last?
Lindsay Making Enemies Left and Right
"Son of Hollywood" Star Allegedly a Son of a Bitch
Ivanka Trump looks sharp
Jewel Is The Queen Of Cleavage (Hollywoodtuna)
Fonda reportedly scolds Lohan in note (Jeannette Walls/MSNBC)
ROSIE GROSSES OUT MEDIA ELITE (New York Post)
WHAT I MISSED
Scarlett Sings with Sanjaya
What Isn't Sanjaya Doing?
Democrats Challenge Bush on Iraq Bill
Obama: Bush Falls Short As World Leader
VA Allows Wiccan Symbols on Headstones
Alec Baldwin: Monster or Alienated Parent?
Blue Angels Mourn Pilot Who Crashed
Virginia Tech Students Return to Campus
School District May Handcuff Unruly Students
Tillman-Lynch Hearing Opens on Hill
Sheryl Crow Clears the Air About Toilet Paper Comments
Report: Cho Hired an Escort Before Rampage
Sheryl Crow Clears the Air About Toilet Paper Comments
Toyota 'world's largest carmaker'
Nissan to cut 1,500 jobs in Japan
'Kryptonite' discovered in mine
Tamil Tigers in deadly air attack
Russia warns US on missile plans
Malaysia deputy PM denies murder link
Three killed in West Bank clashes
Baldwin apology over phone rant
Greens condemn EU's carbon cost
Basinger denies phone rant leak
Sharp decline in US house sales
China emissions 'may pass US'
Ethiopian tanks pound Mogadishu
Nato criticised for Afghan advert
Target sees 'much weaker' April sales
Google tops list of most valuable brands
Minimum wage increase inches closer
Microsoft responds to EU antitrust charges
Social Security, Medicare: 'problematic'
On payday, it's still a man's world
Former Russian leader Yeltsin dead
Legal loophole lets mentally ill buy guns
Fighting rages in Somalia as bodies rot in streets
11-year-old stops sick mom's van
Missing child's remains found in shot crocodile
Blacksburg pastor: Don't surrender to the darkness
Questions over lethal injections
Famed journalist Halberstam dies
Banks to merge in $91 billion deal
How Wal-Mart crushed rivals
Protester at Bill Gates Beijing ceremony sparks debate on Internet - Xinhua
Olmert: Iran can be stopped peacefully (AP)
Consumer confidence falls in April (AP)
Toyota overtakes GM as 'world's largest carmaker' (AFP)
Simmons says 3 epithets should be banned (AP)
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
On tighter US border with Mexico, violence rises
Boris Yeltsin's legacy: mixed reviews
Toyota topples GM as global sales leader
Obama says Bush has fallen short
Mexico City expected to legalize abortion
Bush dusts off veto pen for Iraq bill
Hamas claims end to truce, fires rockets at Israel
On payday, it's still a man's world
The Coast Is Clear at Allstate
Fool On Call: Netflix Punished for Planning Ahead
Spinoffs That Can Beat the Market
Before the Call: Amazon.com Flows
The Next Great Mutual Fund
Target calls April sales 'much weaker' than expected
Five steps to prevent big mortgage trouble
U.S. gas prices fall for first time in 11 weeks
Vietnam allows more foreign ownership in banks
Research In Motion to offer software for Windows Mobile
Dollar's rebound resumes; yen gains vs. euro on S&P upgrade
Bank of America to buy LaSalle for $21 bln; counterbid foreseen
BP profit down 17% on declining output, rising costs
Target Warns of Poor Sales
BofA May Prune Branches
CVS-Caremark Board Under Fire
Fans Shrug at Bank of America Deal
Monday's Daily Blog Watch
Altera Boosts Both Lines
Rove Badgered By HuffPo Heavies
Video: O’Donnell on VTech shootings — wrong on the facts, wrong on the law
Video: O’Reilly names those who recycle Media Matters’ garbage
Better educated suicide bombers carry out deadlier bombings
Iraqi college students express solidarity with VTech
Afghan forces have “Taliban Zarqawi” surrounded in village? Update: Al Jazeera confirms?
Hot Air turns one
Rasmussen: Hillary 32, Obama 32; Update: Hillary looking to Harriet Tubman for inspiration
Time to lower the drinking age? "The age at highest...
David Halberstam, 1934-2007
The oldest story ever written
Mayor Daley's Son Appointed Head Of Illinois Nepotist Party
Even CEO Can't Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business
Hillary's Hip-Hop Hypocrisy
"I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it."
Alec Baldwin Explains Himself on the Web
"Although I have been told by numerous people not to worry too much, as all
parents lose their patience with their kids, I am most saddened that this was
released to the media because of what it does to a child," he wrote. "I'm sorry,
as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child. I have
been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to
go through this to understand. (Although I hope you never do.) I am sorry for
what happened. But I am equally sorry that a court order was violated, which had
deliberately been put under seal in this case."
Quoted from: Alec Baldwin Explains Himself on the Web
One Square Please...
Crow made her comments on her blog last week, and Rosie took a moment on this
morning's "The View" to express her incredulity at the supposedly
enviro-friendly suggestion. "Have you seen my ass?!" bellowed Rosie, and Barbara
Walters was good enough to warn viewers not to use their sleeves, another of
Crow's helpful suggestions.
I understand Crow's point, and I don't want to get into details - I do think that there are many choices we make in our daily lives that could be made differently. On the other hand Rosie does have a good point, and I hope no one has to look at her ass.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Who else would have defended him?
Rosie O’Donnell Defends Alec Baldwin’s Outburst
As a person who has become known for her own outbursts, I guess it isn't too shocking that she would be defending Baldwin for his little outburst. While I understand that sometimes a parent will get upset at a child, the language he used is simply not right.
“I have to admit I have cursed at my kids sometimes. Honestly, you know, I’m
like get the (expletive). He’s very much of a tortured father who feels
alienated from his own child. When he was doing Broadway he flew out one day a
week. He’s trying to connect to this kid.”
“(Basinger) defies a lot of court orders for him to
visit the child, which I think is making him crazy. Not that that’s an excuse.
He actually did go to therapy. All the things that Kim asked him to do, he did.
He went to anger management. He went to — but if she —
(Basinger) defied all
the court orders."
The clearest comment that I have seen regarding this ordeal is this. Who really is the worse parent in this mess. The one who cursed her out over the phone, or the one who is dragging her divorce through the tabloids to the shame of all those involved. Parents get upset, and parents yell, to excuse it is to act like it doesn't harm the children, it does. However, is this the sort of harm that he should pay for by not being able to see his child anymore. I personally don't think that long term denial of visitation rights would be positive for Baldwin or his daughter.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Lohan's Hacked E-mails
Hackers claim to have worked their way into the Google/Blackberry/MySpace accounts for Lindsay Lohan. A couple of the pictures that have been circulating on the net, show that the mood between the Hollywood starlett crowd may be far less than friendly. In one of the e-mails from Lohan to Hilton, Lohan attacks Hilton for hanging out with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, and claims that they are out to get her.
In this e-mail Lohan claims that Perez has been giving Hilton special attention, while going out of his way to make Lohan sound like she is crazy. It is true that Perez and Hilton have a relationship that is about as appropriate as Maria Bartiromo and Todd Thomson. It has been pointed out by other sources that his coverage of Hilton is slanted, it should be remember that Perez is a blogger with no journalistic training.
This e-mail is in regards to the relationship that Paris Hitlon had with Travis Barker, while he was having troubles with his wife Shana Moakler. The tension between them was high, and resulted in Moakler attacking Hilton in a night club.
My Way News - Obama Addresses Question of Experience
There has been talk in the media about democratic candidates moving towards Al Sharpton as a way to win over the black vote. I think that this is a risky move, because Sharpton is such a strong character, and I think a lot of people harbor some distrust for him and his politics.
My number one fear in moving towards Sharpton is that he is a black leader, even more so than Jesse Jackson. He is a leader that is only concerned with issues that relate to the black community, and he has that right and he does it well. However I think America is ready to move beyond a politics of race, and that means that the next president can't be a black president - maybe a president that is black.
America has been torn apart by this racial separation and it is time to set it behind us. However electing a person because they are black is just as bad as electing a person because they are white. I think that Obama has some strong ideas and in a couple years could develop some strong leadership skills. I think that this is not the election that he should be running in, that he would fare better waiting and showing himself in his senate seat.
Al Sharpton may have won the battle in the Imus controversy, but even as people bend to his will I think it is with a bitter taste in their mouth. His politics his a relic of the past, and it needs to be put away. I may be overly optimistic about this, but in the young generation, I don't believe race is as much of an issue.
Splash News Online
Splash News Online:
The whole dating scene in Hollywood seems to be going a little crazy lately. While Paris Hilton was seen at a party in Las Vegas with Kevin Federline, rumors are circulating that she is dating James Blunt.
James Blunt, singer and song writer, famous for the song, "you're beautiful" is said to be having a relationship with Hilton that is serious. The couple have been seen by witnesses kissing at a Hollywood night club.
One on looker said; "“They were all over each other, they were dancing and holding hands, they both ended up back at Paris’ house.” "
When asked for comment, a spokesperson for Blunt said that this sounded like gossip. While she has a point that it is gossip, that hardly makes it false (only makes it more likely false).
Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gore Planning to Run?
There are rumors going around the internet that Al Gore is allowing a secret group to gather that could lead towards a run for the White House. We can assume that he would depend on his new found credentials as an environmentalist. Would he gather more votes than Hilary, who is viewed as being un-popular in the media.
Sanjaya Goes To Washington | TV Crunch
Sanjaya, the former American Idol contestant, was invited to the White House Press dinner on Saturday Night, by People Magazine.
» Paris & Nicky Hilton Parties With Kevin Federline: Celebrity Pictures - Nude Sack
Could Paris Hilton and Britney Spears' ex-husband be friends?
Paris and Nicky Hilton were seen with the divorced father at a party in the TOA night club. The party was for Jason Strauss' birthday and was held at the club inside The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
Personally I am less shocked that they were seen together than the fact that Federline was even at a celebrity party. I thought his time was past already.
"Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve."
Teen beheads spy...
THIS IS NOT EASY TO WATCH
Who is Winona Ryder...
Born Winona Laura Horowitz on Oct. 29 1971 in Olmstead County, Minnesota. Her first name comes from the name of a town near where she was born. Her middle name Laura comes from the name of her parents friend, Laura Huxley.Her paternal grandparents came from Russia as immigrants, and he maternal grandparents came to the US from Romania. The family became friends with a number of famous names, including Timothy Leary (who was Winona's Godfather), beat poet Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
At the age of seven, the Horowitz family moved to a commune near Elk, California. The location of the commune was remote, so Winona took up reading. It was at the commune, her mother showed her movies on a screen in the barn. It was watching these movies that started Winona's interest in an acting career.
When she was ten, the family moved to Petaluma, Calif., where when she joined the public school she was treated badly by a group of bullies that mistook her for a effeminate male. She was taken out of school and home-schooled after that incident. This is when she started going to the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where she got her first acting lessons.
Her first movie role was in the 1986 movie "Lucas" as a friend to the main character. This is when she got the name Ryder, when asked how she wanted her name to appear in the credits she suggested the name Ryder because her father was listening to a Mitch Ryder album at the time.
Ryder's breakthrough hit came with the release of "Beetle Juice". A movie in which she played a main role along side big Hollywood talent like Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Micheal Keaton - who all played Ghosts. In the movie she is the only humyn that builds a relationship with the ghosts.
Ryder is best known for three movies, and one of the biggest is Heathers. Heathers released in 1989. In the movie she plays a disenchanted teenager that plays the forces that surround her against each other for her own gain.
The movie I most often think about in regards to Ryder is "Girl Interrupted", based on the book by Susanna Kaysen. She plays a young teenager that is experiencing depression and is sent to a mental hospital for a short time to sort things out. In this movie she plays along side such stars as Angelina Jolie and Brttany Murphy.
Other hit movies that she has been in include Edward Scissor Hands" with her then boy friend Johnny Depp. "Little Women", along stars like Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes and Christian Bale. Her latest movie, "A Scanner Darkly" is based on a book by Phillip K. Dick.
In 1993 Ryder took an interest in the case of missing girl, Poly Klass. Klass had been taken from her home in Petaluma, where Ryder had lived for a short period while she was growing up. She offered a $200,000 reward for the childs safe retutn. After the death of Poly Klass, Ryder dedicated the movie she was working on at the time, "Little Women", to Klass's memory.
She was engaged to Johnny Depp for three years, during which time he got a tattoo that said "Winona forever", after their break-up he changed the tattoo to "wino forever". She has also had relationships with Matt Damon and Dave Pirner from Soul Asylum.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Wisconsin teen 'freaked out,' didn't intend to kill - CNN.com
The teenager told police in a video taped interview that he never meant to kill anyone.
In the tape, the teen, Eric Hainstock tells police that he brought the gun to school because other kids there were picking on him and the school had done nothing to stop them. He tells detectives that when the principal grabbed him from behind he just freaked and put the gun under his arm and fired.
"It was just 'pop!' and then a couple seconds later 'pop!' and then a couple seconds later, 'pop!'" Hainstock said.
But Hainstock has a history of violence. One teacher took the stand to talk about a previous out burst where he had challenged a teacher to a fight and thrown a chair across the room. Hainstock had been in anger management classes, which he said were useless.
The debate is to decide if he will be charged as an adult under the law or as a minor. If he is charged as a minor he will be free when he turns 25. A sentence as an adult would land him in jail much longer.
Snarky Gossip - Marilyn Manson milks some publicity out of the Virginia Tech massacre
In an interview with BBC, Manson told the interviewer that he will probably be blamed for the Virgina Tech shooting like he was blamed for Columbine. I doubt that will be the case, at the time of Columbine he had a couple fans, now he has none. I don't think that his influence on anyone is a great as it was in the late 90s, otherwise everyone would be breaking up with their hot lovers and dating teenagers.
McCain to joke critics: Get a life - John McCain News - MSNBC.com
You can call me crazy if you want, but in the middle of a war that is not going well, is not the best time to be making jokes about invading another country. I am losing more respect for John McCain every day it seems. There was a point in time that I could have voted for him, that is in the past now.