Monthly Archives: December 2007
Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams
TV writer Bob Carroll Jr
Author Sidney Sheldon
Spinners singer Billy Henderson
Funk Brother Joe Hunter
Archie comics artist Joe Edwards
Former NBA star and coach Dennis Johnson
Comedian Richard Jeni
Former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson
Actor Roscoe Lee Browne
Film industry lobbyist Jack Valenti
Comic-actor Tom Poston
Boxer Diego Corrales
Actor Carl Wright
Actor Charles Nelson Reilly
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit
Film critic Joel Siegel
R&B singer Bill Pinkney
Former talk show host Tom Snyder
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh
Entertainer-business mogul Merv Griffin
Baseball Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto
Jazz percussionist Max Roach
Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti
Actress Jane Wyman
Comedian Joey Bishop
Singer Robert Goulet
Donda West, mother of Kanye West
Writer Norman Mailer
Washington Redskin Sean Taylor
Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel
Rapper Pimp C
Poker star David ‘Chip’ Reese
TV executive Roger M. King
Musician Ike Turner
Singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg
Former TV host Jack Linkletter
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson
Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto
TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2007
The highest grossing films at the box office this year.
2.Shrek the Third
Total Gross: $321,012,359
The green one returned to reclaim his crown, drawing the largest opening weekend crowd ever for an animated movie.
Total Gross: $319,071,806
Autobots and Decepticons waged battle to break out as the biggest non-sequel moneymaker of the year. Naturally, a sequel is in the works.
4.Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Total Gross: $309,420,425
The third Pirate installment looted less box office booty than last year’s "Dead Man’s Chest," but still plundered the highest worldwide gross of 2007.
5.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Total Gross: $292,004,738
Harry Potter’s fifth year at Hogwarts made the series one of the most-sucessful movie franchises of all time — second only to Star Wars.
6.The Bourne Ultimatum
Total Gross: $227,471,070
Matt Damon’s third turn as Jason Bourne beat out James Bond, Mission: Impossible and Austin Powers as the top spy movie of all time.
Total Gross: $210,614,939
In a bulging battlefield of sequels, the mighty Spartans held their own, conquering the box office with the biggest spring opening ever.
Total Gross: $206,445,654
While not standing quite as tall Pixar’s previous features, this rat tale still cooked up big numbers as the biggest G-rated movie of the year.
9.The Simpsons Movie
Total Gross: $183,132,370
Propelled by a devoted fan base, TV’s favorite family landed in the top 10 — a 2-D powerhouse in a sea of computer-generated spectacles.
Total Gross: $168,273,550
Defying all expectations, this biker comedy managed to beat out big franchises like "Die Hard," "Rush Hour" and "Fantastic Four."
Hellboy II: The Golden Army teaser trailer!
Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, the anticipated comic book adaptation opens in theaters on July 11.
Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann, Doug Jones, Anna Walton, Brian Steele, Roy Dotrice and John Hurt star in the action-adventure.
With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in "Hellboy II: The Golden Army." Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar®-nominated director Guillermo del Toro ("Pan’s Labyrinth," "Hellboy").
After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman).
Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development–pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann–the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him.
TEAM LACHEY WINS!
NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs” has come to a conclusion.
Congratulations to Team Lachey!!!
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has something to sing about, thanks to Nick Lachey and the hometown choir he put together. They were declared the winners on Thursday night’s finale of NBC’s "Clash of the Choirs," taking home $250,000 for the hospital.
Lachey’s choir beat four other choirs led by music celebrities who went to their home areas to find talent. The choirs performed live in four airings from New York City this week. The winner was determined by viewer voting.
Patti LaBelle’s Philadelphia choir placed second, while Blake Shelton’s Oklahoma City choir was third. Also competing: Michael Bolton’s New Haven, Conn., choir and Kelly Rowland’s Houston choir. The show surprised these choirs with a $50,000 donation from GE to each of their charities.
This is Will Smiths new teaser for the movie "Hancock," where he plays a tortured superhero (Smith) who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife (Charlize Theron) of the public relations professional (Jason Bateman) who’s trying to repair his image.
He tries to transform himself by romancing this alluring housewife, causing chaos in the city.
Hancock is set for a July 2, 2008 release.