Monthly Archives: June 2012
Here’s The Thing by Alec Baldwin
This is by far one of the best podcasts on the net today.
In WNYC’s new podcast series, award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas.
Every two weeks, Alec pursues great conversations in unexpected places to find out what motivates his guests, how they feel about what they do and what keeps them up at night.
Here’s The Thing: Listen to what happens when a man you think you know surprises you.
Alec podcasts can be heard on WNYC.org
Nora Ephron, the essayist, author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism and was loved, respected and feared for her devastating and diverting wit, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 71.
Ephron died at 7:40 p.m. at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, her family said in a statement Tuesday night. She died of leukemia.
Born into a family of screenwriters, a top journalist in her 20s and 30s, then a best-selling author and successful director, Ephron was among the most quotable and influential writers of her generation. She wrote and directed such favorites as “Julie & Julia” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” and her books included the novel “Heartburn,” a knockout roman a clef about her marriage to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein; and the popular essay collections “I Feel Bad About My Neck” and “I Remember Nothing.”
As a screenwriter, Ephron was nominated three times for Academy Awards, for “Silkwood,” ”When Harry Met Sally …” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” and was the rare woman to write, direct and produce Hollywood movies. Fisher and Meg Ryan were among the many actresses who said they loved working with Ephron because she understood them so much better than did her male peers.
Condolences to all of Nora’s family and friends. Peace Nora. Your genius will be missed but we’ll always have When Harry Met Sally, one of my favorite films of all time
When Harry Met Sally Quote:
Jess: Emily is terrific.
Harry Burns: Yeah. But of course when I asked where she was when Kennedy was shot she said, “Ted Kennedy was shot?”
RIP Nora Ephron
The Dark Knight Rises – Exclusive Nokia Trailer
Here are all the 30 second samples to the soundtrack for “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Official Track List:
01. A Storm Is Coming (0:37)
02. On Thin Ice (2:55)
03. Gotham’s Reckoning (4:08)
04. Mind If I Cut In? (3:27)
05. Underground Army (3:12)
06. Born In Darkness (1:57)
07. The Fire Rises (5:33)
08. Nothing Out There (2:51)
09. Despair (3:14)
10. Fear Will Find You (3:08)
11. Why Do We Fall? (2:03)
12. Death By Exile (0:23)
13. Imagine The Fire (7:25)
14. Necessary Evil (3:16)
15. Rise (7:11)
Artist: Hans Zimmer
Album: The Dark Knight Rises: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
2012 WaterTower Music
Richard Dawson, an actor and TV host best known for his work on the game show “Family Feud” and sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” has died from complications of esophageal cancer. He was 79.
The British-born actor died on Saturday at Ronald Reagan Memorial hospital in Los Angeles, his son Gary Dawson said on Sunday.
Dawson appeared on numerous TV shows in the 1960s, but it was his job as the emcee of “Family Feud” where his wit and charm served him best as he helped make the program a big hit of the 1970s.
“Feud,” which debuted in 1976 with members of two different families competing against each other by trying to guess the results of survey questions, became a No. 1 U.S. daytime TV show for a time.
His role as a military prisoner in the 1965 film “King Rat” led to TV’s “Hogan’s Heroes,” about a band of allied POWs in a German camp who were constantly fooling their captors. Dawson portrayed Briton Peter Newkirk, who possessed a clever mind and a quick wit in the hit show that ran from 1965 to 1971.
When the program went off the air, Dawson began appearing as a celebrity panelist on a number of TV game shows, including the popular “Match Game,” and those appearances eventually led to his hosting duties on “Family Feud.”
Beyond TV, Dawson appeared in movies, including a co-starring role alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Stephen King sci-fi film “The Running Man.” In 2000, Dawson retired.
RIP Richard Dawson 1932-2012