West Wing’s John Spencer Died
Intriguingly, Spencer’s character in West Wing also had heart problems. Spencer died of a heart attack this past Friday, 12/16/05. He played President Bartlett’s Chief of Staff in West Wing and was featured recently as a Vice-Presidential candidate on the series.
This man was a very good actor and entirely too young to die.
Well I suppose I can still type out a few thoughts. Because the idea of a brothel for women, goodness, my mind has trouble grasping this.
Okay, I will keep an open mind.
Finally, a “World Series” That Includes … The World!
This has great possibilities.
It’s the World Baseball Classic and:
will feature the best players in the world competing for their native countries -- the US, Japan, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico, and others. The venues will be in Japan, Puerto Rico, and the US, with the final games in San Diego's Petco Park.
Golden Globe Nominees
Just the list for now. Although note that there are FOUR, count ‘em four, Desperate Housewives actresses nominated for Best Actress. Strange.
Winners will be announced on 16 January at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton
The full nominations are:
Best Movie - Drama
The Constant Gardener
Good Night, And Good Luck
A History Of Violence
Best Actor - Movie (Drama)
Russell Crowe, Cinderella Man
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
David Strathairn, Good Night, And Good Luck
Best Actress - Movie (Drama)
Maria Bello, History Of Violence
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Gwyneth Paltrow, Proof
Charlize Theron, North Country
Ziyi Zhang, Memoirs Of A Geisha
Best Movie (Musical or Comedy)
Mrs Henderson Presents
Pride And Prejudice
The Squid And The Whale
Walk The Line
Best Actor - Movie (Musical or Comedy)
Pierce Brosnan, The Matador
Jeff Daniels, The Squid And The Whale
Johnny Depp, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Nathan Lane, The Producers
Cillian Murphy, Breakfast On Pluto
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk The Line
Best Actress - Movie (Musical or Comedy)
Judi Dench, Mrs Henderson Presents
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Laura Linney, The Squid And The Whale
Sarah Jessica Parker, The Family Stone
Reese Witherspoon, Walk The Line
Best Supporting Actor - Movie
George Clooney, Syriana
Matt Dillon, Crash
Will Ferrell, The Producers
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Bob Hoskins, Mrs Henderson Presents
Best Supporting Actress - Movie
Scarlett Johansson, Match Point
Shirley MacLaine, In Her Shoes
Francis McDormand, North Country
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain
Woody Allen, Match Point
George Clooney, Good Night, And Good Luck
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener
Steven Spielberg, Munich
Best TV Series (Drama)
Commander In Chief
Best Actor - TV (Drama)
Patrick Dempsey, Grey's Anatomy
Matthew Fox, Lost
Hugh Laurie, House MD
Wentworth Miller, Prison Break
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Best Actress - TV (Drama)
Patricia Arquette, Medium
Glenn Close, The Shield
Geena Davis, Commander In Chief
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Polly Walker, Rome
Best TV Series (Comedy Or Musical)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Everybody Hates Chris
My Name Is Earl
Best Actor - TV (Comedy Or Musical)
Zach Braff, Scrubs
Steve Carell, The Office (US)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl
Charlie Sheen, Two And A Half Men
Best Actress - TV (Comedy or Musical)
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie
Into The West
Best Actor - TV (Mini-Series or TV Movie)
Kenneth Branagh, Warm Springs
Ed Harris, Empire Falls
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Elvis
Bill Nighy, The Girl In The Café
Donald Sutherland, Human Trafficking
Best Actress - TV (Mini-Series or TV Movie)
Halle Berry, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Kelly Macdonald, The Girl In The Café
S. Epatha Merkerson, Lackawanna Blues
Cynthia Nixon, Warm Springs
Mira Sorvino, Human Trafficking
Best Supporting Actor - TV
Naveen Andrews, Lost
Paul Newman, Empire Falls
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Randy Quaid, Elvis
Donald Sutherland, Commander In Chief
Best Supporting Actress - TV
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Camryn Manheim, Elvis
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Joanne Woodward, Empire Falls
Nancy Grace Being Stalked
Found this somewhat amusing although I’ll allow that it’s probably not at all funny to Ms. Grace. But here’s a woman that seems so completely in control. Were I a stalker I’d think I’d steer clear of this lady.
We Really Could Care Less
But in deference to the most searched text string in 2005 being “Paris Hilton”, we thought we’d throw this in.
Although I did know that Hilton and her friend Nicole had been on the outs. Heard it with my right ear one night on some gossip show or another. We didn’t know that Paris broke up with her boyfriend.
Goodness, that was so neat, him having her first name as his name and everything.
Came across the following while traveling the Internet. Found some good guesses and included them.
**UK The Mirror Blind Item 12/15**
WHICH singer was forced to ditch her boyfriend by flunkies who thought he stood in the way of lucrative deals? The babe told pals it was the sole decision behind their split.
**NY Post Page 6 Blind Item 12/12**
WHICH New York rock darlings are becoming notorious for their drug consumption? The band regularly utilizes the house drug dealer at a downtown hipster den, where one of the members often indulges his habit of seducing underage babes.
I'm guessing the Strokes.
NY DAILY NEWS/RUSH AND MOLLOY....
What erudite talk-show host is said to have moved in on the girlfriend
of his billionaire pal?
Has to be Charlie Rose, but I have no clue who the girlfriend or the
Reminder-Trump is not a talk show host.
Trump? That comment The Donald made about how his wife looking hidious
might be a sign of troble?
Ain’t Love Grand?
This is probably more of a true crime item than a gossip item. Still that bit about becoming so smitten with a gal thirty years his junior is the stuff of gossip. He betrayed this country for her. The picture in the text indicates “Ms. Cheng’s” birth name.
More Gossip/Speculation HERE
Merryland Dems Try to Unseat a Sitting Republican Governor
I moved from Merryland right before that very liberal state elected Bob Ehrlich. I was delighted, of course, as that state drove me out with those high property taxes that were killing us.
So Ehrlich is now mining the thousands of public employees on the Merryland state rolls and getting rid of a lot of them. Of course the Democrats are howling over the loss of these fat cat political appointees but tell me why does the head of the Department of Public Works deserve a personal chef?
The flap at FreeRepublic.com has been ongoing almost a year now and it is a blatant attempt to frame and possibly impeach a sitting and lawfully elected Republican Governor. Remember, if the Dems can’t win fair and square they then try to impeach or even jail their political opponents.
I’ve covered this matter on this Blog post as well as many others.
For I was signed into FreeRepublic when some fellow known only with a Freep name of MD4BUSH. This fellow entered the forum and began posting rumors about Baltimore’s Mayor O’Malley. Rumors of infidelity, separate apartments, affairs with a local media personality, Sade Baderinwa. Of course I was all eyeballs as I like a good rumor as much as anyone.
Except MD4BUSH was really a Democratic operative who, via his posts to FreeRepublic and the use of that site’s “Freepmail” lured an Ehrlich staffer into further discussions that cast a pall over the staffer, a Mr. Steffan. Who was later fired by Ehrlich.
It was all a set-up in other words. Eventually the Washington Post was lured into the story, evidently to publish the story of Ehrlich’s staffer who was trying to destroy Mayor O’Malley.
Not that O’Malley and his extra-marital exploits don’t make Clinton look like a piker but it’s not good form for a staffer of the opposing party to be a part of spreading the word. That job should be left to Bloggers like me.
At any rate, the owner of the FreeRepublic web site, one Jim Robinson, has revealed the true identity of MD4BUSH, identified through the sign on records as required to post on the site.
The WAPO and the Merryland Democratic party are denying everything.
From WBAL news:
Last October, MD4Bush used private e-mails on Free Republic's Web site to coax a former aide to Gov. Bob Ehrlich, Joe Steffen, into discussing the personal life of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley.
On Wednesday, relying on a source familiar with the postings, the 11 News I-Team revealed the e-mail addresses associated with the MD4Bush account. They include "email@example.com," which was used to open the account. That address was then changed to "firstname.lastname@example.org," and then changed again to "email@example.com."
The O'Doherty e-mail address is the same one listed to Ryan O'Doherty at the time he worked for the Maryland Democratic Party. O'Doherty has denied any connection to MD4Bush.
Below, more from the same source:
In his posting Thursday, Robinson claimed MD4Bush breached the agreement with Free Republic, arguing that MD4Bush targeted Steffen from the start by directing the very first MD4Bush posting to Steffen.
He accused MD4Bush of planting false rumors on the Web site, an apparent reference to the new dirt MD4Bush added to the O'Malley rumor story.
Robinson said MD4Bush also violated Free Republic's policy by providing account information to a third party. Miller said that is a reference to the disclosure by The Washington Post that its reporter signed on as MD4Bush, using the password supplied by an intermediary, to verify the authenticity of the private e-mail messages The Post had received.
Finally, Robinson suggested the whole MD4Bush affair is an attempt, in his words, to bring down a sitting Republican governor.
More Delaware posts HERE
Time for Some Christmas Laughs
More pics of week HERE