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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

empire state of mind

from idolator:
Alicia Keys performed “Empire State of Mind, Pt. II (Broken Down)” on The Colbert Report last night to promote just-released album The Element of Freedom. And Alicia had a very special guest rapper accompany her on the song—no, not Jay-Z. Someone even better.

Friday, December 11, 2009

henry candy cavill
 I kinda messed up the last post. So let's try this again...Henry in all his glory thanks to

Monday, December 7, 2009

allen iverson

some diversity...and hes on my bball fantasy team!

from wikipeida:

Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers, whom he rejoined in December 2009 after the team traded him to the Denver Nuggets in December 2006. The 76ers selected Iverson with the number one pick in the 1996 NBA Draft. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1996–97 season. Iverson is a ten-time NBA All-Star which includes winning the All-Star MVP award in 2001 and 2005.


Winning the NBA scoring title during the 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2004–05 seasons, Iverson has become one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, despite his small (listed at 6 feet, 0 inches) stature, with a career scoring average of 27.1 points per game, being fifth all-time. Iverson was also the NBA Most Valuable Player of the 2000–01 season and led his team to the 2001 NBA Finals the same season.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

jason segel

from optimum5x5:

Actor Jason Segel (of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" fame) performing an original song of his, with The Swell Season, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. Nov 18, 2009

Here's how this happened... The band was at a restaurant in Los Angeles; drinking tea, when they were offered a bottle of wine by two celebrities. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. Now The Swell Season has been enjoying watching their "Freaks & Geeks" DVDs while on tour, so this was a nice coincidence. They became good acquaintances, so The Swell Season asked Jason Segel to be a surprise guest and sing a song for us. Wasn't this too cool?

Jason Segel, you DA MAN! The Swell Season, we LOVE YOU!

Check out The Swell Season's beautiful music video for their song "Low Rising"

My blog post recap of the night can be found at...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

remember me

slat bet countdown

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

mark salling

la bamba

La Bamba from Scott McGehee and David Siegel on Vimeo.


I’ve never seen so many people on a set ALL join in with spontaneous revelry in the middle of a work day. And I’ve been on a lot of sets. This is the spirit that made UNCERTAINTY the movie it is. I do recommend it.

BTW, It did really great it’s opening weekend in NY, it’s gonna expand to more cities now, and I’m pretty sure you can still watch it On Demand, however that works.


La Bamba

Some down time on set. Joe picked up a guitar that was being used as a prop and an impromptu sing-along ensued. One of the actors in the cast of Uncertainty shot this clip with a phone.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

matt bomer

i never thought bryce larkin was hot, (who?) the secret agent from the tv show chuck, that is...until i saw the commercial for white collar.

i might actually have to watch this show now thanks to matt bomer!


bday: october 11, 1977
height: 5'11 1/2
parents: father is former dallas cowboy john bomer
education: BFA from carnegie mellon

previous works you may recognize him from: chuck, tru calling, guiding light...

he was also originally the favorite for superman in superman returns, before the film changed directors and went with brandon routh instead.

In his spare time, Bomer enjoys participating in sports such as football, baseball and tennis, as well as playing the guitar.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

mark salling

who watched glee today?

if you did then it was a turnaround episode for the character puck (noah puckerman) played by mark salling. here's the spoiler, so don't watch unless you've already seen it:

mmm...delicious...but if thats not your about these eyes:

or don't tell me you wouldnt want him to be your poolboy:

one more without the mohawk:


bday: august 17, 1982

Salling sings, writes, and plays guitar in the solo project Jericho. Jericho's debut album, "Smoke Signals", was released in 2007 and is currently available on iTunes.

not much out on here's a video for those of you that want to see him talking:


EDIT: new website,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

High Definition: Dexter, 24 & The Fallenness of Man

By Josh Jackson

For the longest time, I resisted watching Dexter. I didn’t want to find myself rooting for a serial killer, justifying his murderous appetite with the fact that he only kills bad guys, that he’s really a nice guy who brings doughnuts to the office each morning, that there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing justice served to the most wretched of criminals who had thought they’d beat the system. I’d already got caught up in a season of 24, and it left me feeling a little icky.

The central message of 24 seems to be that we’ve seen enough pansy-ass pussyfooting in dealing with inhumane terrorists who deserve our wrath—even our torture—and I quit the show after only one season because I realized how easy it was for me to start pulling for justice without the niceties. Jack Bauer was like a walking argument for the Patriot Act—the logical conclusions of all the hypothetical moral questions of putting the security of the innocent many before the rights of the evil one. He’s Clint Eastwood, cleaning up streets; of course we’re on his side. There’s real evil out there, and every time I read of massacres in The Sudan or child prostitution in Cambodia, I want to pick up an Uzi and fight. 24 appealed to my better nature—a desire for justice—but constantly tried to corrupt it. I stopped watching because, without fail, I found myself right along side Bauer, pulling for him to do whatever it took to save the day.

And so now I also find myself pulling for Dexter Morgan, the blood spatter expert who has been secretly spattering the blood of dozens of victims—all of whom deserved their fates. Every time it looks like he’ll be caught, I’m on edge. I’m emotionally invested in this vigilante with a bloodlust as he stalks his prey, and while I don’t like what that says about me, the show never pretends that Dexter is a hero.

24 might tap into some of the same dark places as Dexter, but it celebrates them, while Dexter reveals them for what they are. Dexter doesn’t kill to protect society. He doesn’t kill to avenge the innocent, though his adopted code ensures that those are the byproducts of his butchering. He kills because he’s broken. He’s been damaged by childhood evil that’s left him emotionless and merciless, and killing makes him feel alive and powerful. He’s learning to be human. After the death of his father, he’s trying to make his own way in the world—what it means to be a brother, a friend, part of a team, even a husband and father. But his “dark passenger” is still along for the ride. And the two characters that come to accept Dexter’s violent hobby are undone by their own demons.

In Season Two, Dexter’s psychotic girlfriend Lyla says that she’s not afraid of what’s under his mask, that it’s like looking into a mirror. And for hours after watching any episode, I’m looking into the same mirror, and it does scare me. My desire for justice in the world is a good thing, especially those times it gets me off my ass to help support the fight against modern-day slavery. But that lust for justice can be easily manipulated into a self-righteousness and vengeance. And while neither are particularly an area of struggle for the passionless Dexter, it’s good to be reminded of my own brokenness. I subscribe to a theology that says we’re all broken. Dexter’s monsters are bigger, scarier versions of our own. Sufjan Stevens gets at this in “John Wayne Gacy”: “In my best behavior/ I am really just like him/ Look beneath the floorboards/ For the secrets I have hid.” Flannery O’Connor nails this in so many of her short stories, dredging up the evil that lurks in the shadows to show us the evil that lurks in our hearts. And Dexter does this nearly every episode, and I can’t stop watching. Dexter is a nice guy, and he’s the devil. And that’s something I should never forget.

source: paste magazine

Saturday, October 17, 2009

empire's 100 sexiest movie stars

empire released their 100 sexiest movie stars list...see the notables below:

50. channing tatum
49. shia labeouf
47. jensen ackles
46. james franco
41. chris pine
39. zachary quinto
36. kellan lutz
35. taylor lautner
32. bradley cooper
31. gael garcia bernal
19. eric bana
18. orlando bloom
17. paul newman
16. jake gyllenhaal
15. zac efron
14. heath ledger
11. ryan reynolds

10. gerard bulter

The man who inspired a million workouts, Gerard Butler's turn in 300 not only catapulted him up the Hollywood ranks but caused half the known world to develop a slight fascination with him. As if the Scottish brogue, broad shoulders and fondness for dirty jokes weren't enough, we now know that he has abs like a cliff face.

Most alluring as... Either Leonidas in 300, in the days before clothes were discovered, or in a more thoughtful but still manly turn in Dear Frankie.

Interests include... Looking after his pet pug, Lolita, playing football, horseback riding, skiing and water-skiing.

9. james mcavoy

He's a bit short and not as chiselled as others here, but there's a reason that James McAvoy is in high demand as a romantic lead, and that's because he's smart, funny, geeky (see his Empire award win for Best Sci-Fi/Superhero last year), has that awesome Glaswegian accent and is very dashing when he puts his mind to it. And he's got a fine line in movie-star kisses too.

Most alluring as... We're going for Becoming Jane's Tom Lefroy; like Mr Darcy with a bad-boy edge and a fondness for boxing.

Interests include... Reading sci-fi, watching Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek.

8. alan rickman

It's good to see that here, amid the chiselled cheekbones and perfectly coiffed heads, is a man who's sexy because he's smart, sarky and has a fine line in put-downs. Sure, everyone loves a bad(ish) boy, but Rickman's rogues' gallery is united by the fact that they're all strangely, unjustifiably sexy. Yes, even greasy-haired Snape. And as for his good guys, they're pretty irresistible.

Most alluring as... For Rickman as a good guy, as deceased cellist Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply (if you haven't seen it, it's like Ghost but better). For Rickman as a baddie, it's gotta be Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

Interests include... He's heavily involved in supporting theatre and lots of theatre causes, and holds a vice-chairmanship of RADA.

7. george clooney

Impossibly handsome, charming and debonair, Clooney is this generation's Cary Grant, Gregory Peck and Clark Gable all rolled into one. He's intensely smart, very funny and political. It's the half-grin and the glint in the eye that kills, and the sense that somewhere, deep down, he's laughing at his own sex symbol status.

Most alluring as... Everett in O Broth- JUST KIDDING! It's got to be Jack Foley in Out Of Sight, chatting up Jennifer Lopez in a hotel bar.

Interests include... Urging the UN to act over the Darfur Crisis, raising money for victims of Hurricane Katrina, riding his motorbike, hanging at his Lake Como pad: just normal stuff.

6. hugh jackman

OK, tall: check. Dark, handsome: likewise. Smart, funny, self-deprecating, able to sing, able to dance, having muscly arms: check, check, check, you betcha, sure thing and no kidding. Devoted husband and father, reputedly nicest man in Hollywood: present and correct. We're sure he has an unattractive quality in there somewhere; we're just not sure what it is.

Most alluring as... Hands down, no question, Wolverine. Probably in the first X-Men. Claws, a tempestuous nature masking a soft heart and superhuman stamina: ladies?

Interests include... Acting, singing and dancing on stage. Jackman likes to tread the boards once every five years (at least) to keep his hand in.

5. christian bale

As impossibly chiselled as Depp, as intense as Sean Penn, Christian Bale brings equal commitment to playing a superhero, a dragon-fighter or a psycho. It seems like every role involves him getting shirtless at some point, but that's OK because 99.9% of the man-fancying population supports such a contractual demand entirely. The other 0.1% would have, but they accidentally watched The Machinist.

Most alluring as... It's a toss up: doing topless press-ups as Bruce Wayne or wielding a pickaxe and getting grubby as Quinn in Reign of Fire.

Interests include... Bale rescued two stray dogs and three stray cats and spends quite a bit of time supporting charities, especially animal charities. He's also an accomplished equestrian.

4. brad pitt
brad-pitt.jpg brad pitt image by iamtheant
The only thing holding Brad Pitt back from the top spot is that he's so good-looking it's almost off-putting. Even with that horrendous Inglourious Basterds moustache, he was still approximately 1000% times better looking than any of the rest of us will ever be on our best hair day ever. And as one-eighth of the most photogenic family ever to grace the Earth, he's showing no signs of fading.

Most alluring as... So many to choose from, but there's a great moment in Legends of the Fall where he looks up from under a tipped cowboy hat and you can actually hear female jaws hit the floor.

Interests include... Aside from flying planes, supporting charities and playing guitar, he's also an architecture and design nut. Yes, even his hobbies are devastatingly sexy.

3. robert downey jr

The perennial comeback kid, Downey Jr. has finally delivered on the promise he's always shown and turned into a major movie star - one of the biggest, following the one-two shot of Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. And he's aging well too: overly-pretty as a younger man, he's now such an undeniable fox that there are few straight men who'd even try to deny it. Admit it: you even loved him in the least PC-role ever as Kirk Lazarus in Tropic Thunder.

Most alluring as... Tony Stark / Iron Man, all cocky self-confidence masking deep vulnerability wrapped up in (importantly) a penchant for wearing tight vests.

Interests include... He worked with sometime-director and artist Sam Taylor Wood on an art video piece called Pieta.

2. robert pattinson

A recent addition to "Sexiest" lists everywhere, Robert Pattinson and his messy mane have won hearts all over the world with his turn as veggie vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga. Those over 25 may roll their eyes, but the combination of plum roles in hit novels (see also: Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), a posh accent, musical ability and that enormous haystack on his head means half the teenage world adores him.

Most alluring as... Gotta be Edward Cullen, with all that restrained passion and the penchant for melting glances.

Interests include... He's also a talented pianist and guitarist, and contributed tracks to the Twilight soundtrack.

1. johnny depp

Johnny Depp first topped an Empire sexiest poll waaaaay back in 1995, but it appears that age cannot wither his appeal. He has the cheekbones and looks of a matinee idol, but the killer stroke that won everyone's hearts is the fact that he prefers to play weirdoes and oddballs - and, as Cap'n Jack Sparrow, he's hilarious too. Long may he reign.

Most alluring as... Cast your mind back to his role as Don Juan De Marco (1994), complete with open white shirt, billowing hair and suggestive hand caresses.

Interests include... Co-owning a restaurant called Man Ray (after the artist) in Paris with Sean Penn and John Malkovich. Although he reputedly once blamed a trashed hotel room on an armadillo that emerged from the wardrobe, went berserk and then jumped out the window, and we like to think that stories like that remain an interest of his.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

pomplamoose music

Pomplamoose is Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte

A VideoSong is a new Medium with two rules:

1. What you see is what you hear (no lip-syncing for instruments or voice).
2. If you hear it, at some point you see it (no hidden sounds).

pomplamoosemusic (myspace)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

ryan reynolds

ryan reynolds will be on SNL tomorrow w/musical guest lady gaga!


bday - oct 23, 1976; height - 6'3
middle name - rodney
canadian, but NOT a hockey fan!
started acting at 13 yrs old
youngest of 4 brothers
dated rachael leigh cook, alanis morissette; married scarlett johansson

upcoming movies: paper man (2009), green lantern (2011), deadpool (2011), buried (tbd)

while hes pretty easy on the eyes, his real appeal is his humor: