los angeles – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 12:13:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolchanning.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T131401.023-150x150.png los angeles – Carol Channing http://carolchanning.org/ 32 32 Today’s famous list of birthdays for March 18, 2022 includes celebrities Adam Levine, Queen Latifah https://carolchanning.org/todays-famous-list-of-birthdays-for-march-18-2022-includes-celebrities-adam-levine-queen-latifah/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/todays-famous-list-of-birthdays-for-march-18-2022-includes-celebrities-adam-levine-queen-latifah/ Birthday wishes go out to Adam Levine, Queen Latifah and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning one year old on March 18, and learn an interesting fact about each one. Top celebrity birthdays on March 18, 2022 NEW YORK, NEW YORK – […]]]>

Birthday wishes go out to Adam Levine, Queen Latifah and all the other celebrities with birthdays today. Check out our slideshow below to see photos of famous people turning one year old on March 18, and learn an interesting fact about each one.

Top celebrity birthdays on March 18, 2022

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 18: Vanessa Williams performs during The Sheen Center Presents Vanessa Williams & Friends: Thankful For Christmas with guests Norm Lewis, Michael Urie and Bernie Williams at Sheen Center for Thought & Culture on November 18, 2019 in New York York. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Sheen Center for Thought & Culture)Getty Images for Sheen Center fo

Singer and actress Vanessa L. Williams is 59 years old

Fun fact: Has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards

Will Smith and Queen Latifah

Will Smith and Queen Latifah speak at an event promoting Smith’s new memoir “Will,” in Philadelphia on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PA

Actress Queen Latifah turns 52

Fun fact: I used to work at Burger King

danish cook

Comedian Dane Cook performs at the reopening of the Laugh Factory comedy club, Thursday, May 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. The club has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Comedian Dane Cook turns 50

Fun Fact: Originally from Boston, MA

Behati Prinsloo, Adam Levine

Behati Prinsloo, left, and Adam Levine arrive at the Baby2Baby Gala at the Pacific Design Center on Saturday, November 13, 2021 in West Hollywood, CA (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Singer Adam Levine turns 43

Fun fact: Longtime coach on “The Voice”

Dominic West, Lily Collins, David Oyelowo

Dominic West, from left, Lily Collins and David Oyelowo attend the ‘Les Miserables’ photocall at the Linwood Dunn Theater on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP

Actress Lily Collins turns 33

Fun fact: the first feature film she appeared in was “The Blind Side”

Julia Goldani Telles

MONTAUK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 22: Actress Julia Goldani Telles attends The Hamptons International Film Festival and Showtime Presenting A Special Screening of The Affair at Gurney’s Inn on August 22, 2019 in Montauk, New York. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for the Hamptons International Film Festival)Getty Images for The Hamptons in

Actress Julia Goldani Telles turns 27

Fun Fact: Studied at Columbia University

More celebrities with birthdays today

Composer John Kander (“Chicago”) is 95 years old. Actor Brad Dourif (“Deadwood”, “The Lord of the Rings”) is 72 years old. Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell is 71 years old. Singer Irene Cara is 63 years old. Jayhawks keyboardist Karen Grotberg is 63. Actor Geoffrey Owens (“The Cosby Show”) is 61. Actor Thomas Ian Griffith (“Cobra Kai”, “The Karate Kid Part 3”) is 60 years old. TV personality Mike Rowe (“Dirty Jobs”) is 60 years old. Sons of the Desert keyboardist Scott Saunders is 58. Actor David Cubitt (“Medium”) is 57 years old. Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is 56. Actor Michael Bergin (“Baywatch”) is 53 years old. Singer Philip Sweet of Little Big Town is 48 years old. The singers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein of Evan and Jaron are 48 years old. Actor Sutton Foster (“Younger”, “Bunheads”) is 47 years old. Airborne Toxic Event drummer Daren Taylor is 42 years old. Actor Cornelius Smith Jr. (“Scandal”) is 40 years old. Actor Duane Henry (“NCIS”) is 37 years old. Actor Ciara Bravo (“Big Time Rush”) is 25 years old. Actor Blake Garrett Rosenthal (“Mom”) is 18 years old.

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Tanya Tucker/Brandi Carlile Documentary Acquired by Sony Classics https://carolchanning.org/tanya-tucker-brandi-carlile-documentary-acquired-by-sony-classics/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:55:47 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/tanya-tucker-brandi-carlile-documentary-acquired-by-sony-classics/ “The Return of Tanya Tucker, starring Brandi Carlile,” a documentary premiering Sunday at the South by Southwest film festival, has had its worldwide rights acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, the company announced Wednesday. “I am thrilled that this special documentary has found such a perfect home with Sony Pictures Classics,” Carlile, who serves as both […]]]>

“The Return of Tanya Tucker, starring Brandi Carlile,” a documentary premiering Sunday at the South by Southwest film festival, has had its worldwide rights acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, the company announced Wednesday.

“I am thrilled that this special documentary has found such a perfect home with Sony Pictures Classics,” Carlile, who serves as both executive producer and subject of the film, said in a statement. “I don’t think there is a more fascinating human being on the planet than Tanya Tucker. I can’t wait for the world to fall in love with this legend all over again.

Sony Classics said the film represents “the birth of a major filmmaker in Kathlyn Horan”, the doc’s director and producer. Horan had previously worked with Carlile on shorter projects, including the 2018 short documentary “Brandi Carlile at the Washington Correctional Center for Women” and a music video from the same year, “Hold Out Your Hand.” Before that, she made a feature documentary about one of Carlile’s favorite artists, the Indigo Girls, in 2015.

Horan’s non-musical documentary credits include “The IF Project”, which focuses on how a Seattle police officer developed a writing project for inmates at a maximum-security women’s prison.

The Tucker / Carlile documentary largely focuses on the week-long production of Tucker’s comeback album, “While I’m Livin'”, in Los Angeles in early 2019. Carlile and Scooter Jennings served as producers of the album, with Carlile and band members Phil and Tim Hanseroth writing most of the material based on their understanding of Tucker’s life. The back half of the film depicts Tucker’s return to the road and his ultimate twin wins at the 2020 Grammys. Without intending to encompass Tucker’s entire life story, the film also includes a slew of archival footage. which Tucker and others provided for flashbacks.

The movie wasn’t one that benefited from anything resembling pre-production. horan said Variety in a recent interview that she was contacted by Catherine Carlile, Brandi’s wife, the day before the start of the sessions for the album. The filmmaker was able to hastily assemble a small crew in time to capture Brandi and her veteran heroine’s first in-person encounter the following day.

Horan’s TinFish Films is producing with Julie Goldman of Motto Pictures, Christopher Clements and Carolyn Hepburn, the team behind another recent music documentary, Todd Haynes’ “The Velvet Underground”, in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising.

Sony Classics said the deal was brokered with Submarine.

Horan said, “I am honored to be part of the Sony Pictures Classics family. I have always admired the caliber of their films. … One of the most exciting aspects of this project is the coming together of these two different worlds of country and American music. Tanya and Brandi are both agents of change in different ways, and the strength they represent and the joy they bring is something we are thrilled to be able to capture with this film.

Variety wrote in her review of the film, “It’s the season for people who enjoy flying recording studio movies, obviously, and ‘Tanya Tucker Returns’ is almost a bit like the anti-‘Get Back “in that he documents sessions where everything that could go well goes well. But the doc doesn’t get boring just because things get so nice. Carlile happens to be a really good Tucker interviewer, and it’s clear that the “radical empathy” she advocates in her own music and career is something she practices in real life…. The sidekick presses her hero for more details so Tucker can get in in touch with her emotions from life in the vocal booth. Or, maybe she’s just seriously fan-girling…but it works both ways.

The picture bowed at SXSW as part of the festival’s 24 Beats Per Second music series.

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Oscar-winning Hollywood actor makes a splash when he calls LeBron James the GOAT of the NBA rather than Michael Jordan https://carolchanning.org/oscar-winning-hollywood-actor-makes-a-splash-when-he-calls-lebron-james-the-goat-of-the-nba-rather-than-michael-jordan/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/oscar-winning-hollywood-actor-makes-a-splash-when-he-calls-lebron-james-the-goat-of-the-nba-rather-than-michael-jordan/ Sunday ended in a damaging loss for the Los Angeles Lakers to the top seeded Phoenix Suns. The Lakers are still struggling to gain momentum before the end of the season. They are still the 9th seed in the Western Conference while the Suns have already qualified for the playoffs. The gap between the two […]]]>

Sunday ended in a damaging loss for the Los Angeles Lakers to the top seeded Phoenix Suns. The Lakers are still struggling to gain momentum before the end of the season. They are still the 9th seed in the Western Conference while the Suns have already qualified for the playoffs. The gap between the two teams was imminent as Devin Booker’s side purely outclassed LeBron James and company.

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The Lakers’ performance was disastrous. They lacked energy, defensive coordination, creativity and winning mentality. It was the same story all season. LeBron James had the most points for the Lakers.

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He finished the game with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Despite a disastrous performance by the Lakers, LeBron James still had something to celebrate. He broke another record to add to his legacy.

LeBron James makes history

LeBron has many records to his credit. He created his own legacy in 18 years of his career. Even at 37, he is still going strong and proving that age is just a number for him. After two 50-point games in one week, King James broke another record to become the only player to achieve the feat.

LeBron created history by becoming the first and therefore the only player to have 10,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists in his career. The comments were filled with appreciation for this historic achievement. Among many famous celebrities, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx also expressed his admiration.

Jamie Foxx commented, “Congratulations king 👑 the best for doing it!”

This put NBA fans at odds as he put LeBron above everyone else. Fans made sure to over-comment, stating their opinion of Michael Jordan being the “GOAT.”

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James’ three-point assist from Carmelo Anthony with 11 minutes left in the 2nd quarter became his 10,000th assist. He now has 36,824 points, 10,150 rebounds and 10,004 assists in 1,359 games. James is the 3rd in terms of most points in history, only behind Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

March 11, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) shoots in the third quarter against the Washington Wizards at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a moment to celebrate for James, but it’s not so much from a Lakers perspective. They are still in turmoil and hope to make the most of what is left of this season. Their only chance to qualify for the playoffs will be the play-in tournament.

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For that to happen, they desperately need LeBron James in his best shape consistently. Moreover, they must function as a team. Sorting defense, creativity in attack, playing as a team, being united as a team, are the things that could change their season.

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How to watch the Critics Choice Awards 2022: date, time and broadcast https://carolchanning.org/how-to-watch-the-critics-choice-awards-2022-date-time-and-broadcast/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 16:09:14 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/how-to-watch-the-critics-choice-awards-2022-date-time-and-broadcast/ Who will present? Of course, there will be the usual list of film and TV notables – Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mayim Bialik, to name a few – but look out for big world stars too. sports this year. . Serena Williams, whose story is featured in the biopic “King Richard,” and […]]]>

Of course, there will be the usual list of film and TV notables – Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Mayim Bialik, to name a few – but look out for big world stars too. sports this year. . Serena Williams, whose story is featured in the biopic “King Richard,” and Sean McVay, the Los Angeles Rams coach whose team won the Super Bowl last month, will also present awards.

The Critics Choice Association presents the #SeeHer Award each year, which honors a woman who pushes “the boundaries of evolving stereotypes” and promotes “authentic portrayals of women in the entertainment landscape.” This year’s winner is Halle Berry, who 20 years ago became the first – and only – black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar. Comedian Billy Crystal will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

With the Oscars just around the corner on March 27, films will be looking to bolster their best picture cases — or make them. ‘Belfast’, whose cast hasn’t won many awards this awards season so far, could mount a better image return if it wins big at the Critics Choice Awards. The Best Actress category is once again a draw – as it has been at every awards show this year – with the potential for Jessica Chastain to gain momentum following her big Screen Actors Guild win. Awards for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”.

On the television side, Netflix’s hit series “Squid Game” is up for Best Foreign Language Series and Best Drama Series, though it will have fierce competition in the latter category of “Succession,” which leads all. the shows with eight nominations.

Ariana DeBose, who played Anita in Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story,” is essentially a safe bet for Best Supporting Actress. In the supporting actor category, it’s a two-man race between Kotsur and Kodi Smit-McPhee of “The Power of the Dog.” And the best photo? It’s probably between “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog”.

Well, the BAFTAs came first. But after the pandemic forced the Critics Choice Association to scrap the January date, Joey Berlin, the organization’s chief executive, noted back when there was only one Sunday between the Super Bowl and the Oscars that the show could move to and still honor contractual obligations with networks, sponsors and venues.

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Ludwig Göransson, Disney Execs Talk ‘Turning Red’ Music https://carolchanning.org/ludwig-goransson-disney-execs-talk-turning-red-music/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/ludwig-goransson-disney-execs-talk-turning-red-music/ “Turning Red,” Pixar’s latest animated adventure, posed some pretty big musical challenges: It’s about a 13-year-old girl, obsessed with a boy band, whose Chinese ancestry literally looms large as she transforms into a giant panda when her emotions spin out of control. It took a trio of world-class talent: Grammy-winning Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell […]]]>

“Turning Red,” Pixar’s latest animated adventure, posed some pretty big musical challenges: It’s about a 13-year-old girl, obsessed with a boy band, whose Chinese ancestry literally looms large as she transforms into a giant panda when her emotions spin out of control.

It took a trio of world-class talent: Grammy-winning Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell for the songs and Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner Ludwig Göransson for composing the partition.

That such high-profile talent is available and willing to contribute to ‘Turning Red’ speaks volumes about Pixar’s musical reputation, which has won five Music Oscars (including ‘Soul’ last year) and 11 other nominations. for either song. or score since the original “Toy Story” in 1995.

Tom MacDougall, chairman of Walt Disney Music, spoke to director Domee Shi — whose personal story of mother-daughter coming-of-age conflict inspired ‘Turning Red’ — and reached out to them all in 2019, before production on the film began. .

MacDougall had been a fan since Eilish’s first hit “Ocean Eyes” and has been impressed, he says, “by how much territory their songwriting and performances have covered” ever since. He remembers Eilish saying she grew up listening to boy bands.

“When Mei is with her friends, what song would they sing? Which one do they all know? MacDougall remembers thinking, “And when they see a boy and they have that heartbeat, what do they hear? they? So when there’s the get-up-and-go song, what would it be? It all went back to the narration.

The hit pop duo ultimately created three songs for the film: “Nobody Like U,” a hit for the film’s fictional 4*Town band; “1 True Love,” a quiet ballad about heartache; and “U Know What’s Up,” a massive stadium hit. All were written in early 2020, shortly after Eilish and O’Connell finished work on their now Oscar-nominated James Bond theme “No Time to Die.”

Finneas is not only co-writer and producer of the songs, he is actually one of the five voices of 4*Town (the others are Jordan Fisher, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo and Grayson Villanueva). “Domee had this idea that it was a diverse group of singers,” says MacDougall.

The songs were the first recordings made by Disney after the COVID industry shutdown in 2020, with the five performers in specially constructed vocal booths on the Fox rating stage. “They looked like gigantic telephone booths,” MacDougall says. “We had baffles and foam tops and specially constructed doors to get them in and out.”

Göransson was hired around the same time, MacDougall says, because “we were going to need a score that embraced a wide range of sounds”. He had just won the Oscar for “Black Panther” when “Turning Red” came out, but in fact MacDougall had hired him years earlier for animated shorts (including 2016’s “Inner Workings”).

Coincidentally, “Turning Red” director Shi won an Oscar for her Pixar short film “Bao” at the same February 2019 ceremony where Göransson won his Oscar. The composer’s wife, Serena, a violinist, had played on the score of “Bao” and had reveled in its touching story. Also, Serena’s mother is Korean and she knew something about the complexity of mother-daughter relationships in Asian families.

“I wanted to score to represent those uncomfortable and confusing feelings that we all encounter on our journey into adulthood,” Göransson said. Variety. “It’s a crazy mix of musical genres, from New Jack Swing to 90s boy bands, traditional Chinese sounds and Western orchestra. I wanted the music to act like a mixtape for Mei.

He wrote a theme for Mei, played variously by the conventional Western flute and the dizi, a Chinese bamboo flute, depending on how she feels; a theme for Mei’s mother, Ming, played by the guzheng, a Chinese plucked string instrument; and music for the panda, “a bizarre and awkward theme” played by the erhu, a two-stringed Chinese fiddle, plus a synthesizer and a bianzhong, a set of Chinese bronze bells. The pipa, a Chinese lute, and the percussions of Chinese opera, brought additional colors to the family and its mystical past.

Göransson learned to play the guzheng during his research, although he hired professional soloists at the time of recording. He had seen storyboards and spoken with Shi in 2020, but the actual writing took about eight months in 2021 when he got to see a more finished film.

He combined Chinese sounds with a 75-piece orchestra from Los Angeles. “The addition of an orchestra was the final element. I used them to reinforce the main ideas and make them more cinematic,” he says. The result is wild, raucous fun, with traditional Chinese instruments flavoring an often fast, big-beat orchestral groove that propels “Turning Red” to its satisfying conclusion.

“We had two weeks” in the recording studio, reports Göransson. “Pixar gave us time to experiment with the orchestra, to see what worked and what didn’t.” The result, he adds, was “Everything came naturally and nothing felt forced.”

With “Turning Red” behind him, Göransson now turns his attention to “Black Panther 2,” which is nearing the end of filming in Atlanta. As for Eilish and O’Connell, they have an Oscar date on March 27…but the songs from “Turning Red” will be eligible for next year’s Oscars.

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Ex-corporate spy Robert Kerbeck explains how he got corporate information https://carolchanning.org/ex-corporate-spy-robert-kerbeck-explains-how-he-got-corporate-information/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 16:16:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/ex-corporate-spy-robert-kerbeck-explains-how-he-got-corporate-information/ Robert Kerbeck failed as an actor. But, as a corporate spy, he gave Oscar-worthy performances. Working with nothing more than a phone and a laptop, he convinced executives, assistants and receptionists at America’s biggest corporations to part ways with secrets worth millions of dollars. As chronicled in his new book, “Ruse: Lying the American Dream […]]]>

Robert Kerbeck failed as an actor. But, as a corporate spy, he gave Oscar-worthy performances.

Working with nothing more than a phone and a laptop, he convinced executives, assistants and receptionists at America’s biggest corporations to part ways with secrets worth millions of dollars.

As chronicled in his new book, “Ruse: Lying the American Dream from Hollywood to Wall Street” (Steerforth Press), Kerbeck specializes in obtaining employment information for headhunters looking to poach workers in finance, health and technology. He deployed a process known as rusing – essentially, lying over the phone in order to obtain information under false pretences – and pretended to be everyone from a company auditor to a compliance officer .

Kerbeck back when he was an aspiring actor, with George Lucas (right).

“Let’s say the two top traders at a Wall Street firm are CEOs,” Kerbeck, 58, told The Post. “They make a ton of money and would be expensive to hire. But if broker number three is an associate, he’s a rock star who’s unknown and won’t cost you the farm. I specialized in finding this guy for the headhunter.

A self-described “world’s greatest corporate spy,” Kerbeck had no qualms about being extravagant.

Delivered "Cunning: Lying Hollywood's American Dream to Wall Street"

“The funniest tricks were the ones in which I put bogus accents,” he said. “I was particularly good at speaking German.” Speaking in the voice of a harassed man from the Fatherland, he said: “I am calling from Frankfurt. Regulators are blowing our necks. I need everyone in the department and their internal rankings,” i.e. their performance.

If a suspicious assistant asked why he needed it, Kerbeck stayed in character and said, “As you say in America, kill all the za birds with one stone.”

At the turn of 21st century, when corporations panicked about the world shutting down in the year 2000, Kerbeck pretended to be a computer scientist who needed to know how much money certain workers were generating. Not wanting to be responsible for crippling their business, the employees leaked the confidential information he requested.

Corporate spy Kerbeck went to high school in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania with CIA agent Valerie Plame.
Corporate spy Kerbeck went to high school in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania with CIA agent Valerie Plame.
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He also made outrageous promises to vulnerable executives. As explained in the book, Kerbeck would sometimes pretend to call from the tax department, looking for people that an outside supplier — say, Price Waterhouse — could take to Knicks and Rangers games. Kerbeck received the names, numbers and floors of the employees they worked on.

The son of a car salesman, Kerbeck moved from his hometown of Huntingdon Valley, Penn. (where he went to high school with CIA agent Valerie Plame), to pursue an acting career. This brought him to New York City in the late 1980s, where he had success in the well-received off-Broadway drama “Bovver Boys.” He was invited to take part in a reading at Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, appeared in an MTV video directed by David Fincher for a group called the Hooters and, writes Kerbeck, was hit on by Kevin Spacey (Kerbeck pushed him away) .

Like most struggling actors, Kerbeck needed a source of income. A friend introduced him to a woman who hired underemployed actors to do spy work for corporate clients. “Every company uses spies,” he said.

Kerbeck (far right) appeared in Simpson's 1994 workout video.
Kerbeck (far right) appeared in Simpson’s 1994 workout video.
He appeared on the TV show "Sisters," with George Clooney.
He appeared on the television show “Sisters”, with George Clooney.

In the early 1990s, he moved to Los Angeles and divided his time between independent trickery and various acting gigs. There was an appearance on “Sisters” with George Clooney in the early 90s. “I felt despair and disappointment in him,” Kerbeck said. “He had booked six pilots who did not leave and everything was going well [Clooney’s new NBC show] ‘ER.’”

Then there was an OJ Simpson exercise video, which Kerbeck participated in as a background workout enthusiast because he got to keep the gym shorts and sneakers on.

“I used shoe glue to cover the holes in mine,” he wrote.

Kerbeck in the syndicated TV show "Monsters."
Kerbeck on the syndicated TV show “Monsters.”
Kerbeck also appeared on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine."
Kerbeck also appeared on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”.

In the late 1990s, after the failure of his own pilot called “NightMan”, Kerbeck’s acting career sank but espionage activity soared. Between 2002 and 2008, he claims, it went from $204,000 a year to more than $2 million. Then the stock market crashed and the bottom fell from his spy game.

When money was tight, one of Kerbeck’s executive recruiting clients offered him an offer that sounded too good to be true: he would buy out the wily company and hire Kerbeck as a headhunter, which he considered a more legitimate profession.

However, Kerbeck said, “I went from being a trickster to a trickster. They promised to reimburse me for the office rent, which they never did. They abused my bonus, didn’t buy the company and stole my best employee.

Kerbeck left and eventually turned to writing and day-trading but, he added, “Corporate espionage still works…it’s dirty, alive and well.”

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Hollywood star Sean Penn joins Ukrainian exodus to Poland on foot https://carolchanning.org/hollywood-star-sean-penn-joins-ukrainian-exodus-to-poland-on-foot/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 23:42:00 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/hollywood-star-sean-penn-joins-ukrainian-exodus-to-poland-on-foot/ Actor and director Sean Penn attends a press briefing at the presidential office in Kyiv, Ukraine February 24, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 1 (Reuters) – Days after visiting the Ukrainian capital Kiev to film scenes for his documentary about the Russian […]]]>

Actor and director Sean Penn attends a press briefing at the presidential office in Kyiv, Ukraine February 24, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

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March 1 (Reuters) – Days after visiting the Ukrainian capital Kiev to film scenes for his documentary about the Russian invasion, Hollywood actor-director Sean Penn found himself among thousands of refugees fleeing to Poland, joining the exodus on foot.

Penn, 61, posted a photo on his Twitter feed on Monday showing the movie star sporting a backpack and carrying wheeled luggage as he trudged along the shoulder of a road next to a line of cars stretching into the distance.

“Myself and two colleagues drove miles to the Polish border after dumping our car on the side of the road,” Penn said in a tweeted caption with the photo. “Almost all the cars in this photo are carrying only women and children, most with no sign of luggage, and a car is their only valuable asset.”

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The tweet did not explain why the Oscar-winning actor and his companions were forced to abandon their vehicle.

A spokeswoman in Los Angeles, Mara Buxbaum, told Reuters via email on Tuesday that Penn was “safely out of Ukraine.” She declined to answer any further questions about his whereabouts or the circumstances of his departure from Ukraine.

Penn was in Kyiv last Thursday to attend a press briefing at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office on the first day of the Russian invasion, recording footage for a documentary chronicling the crisis, Zelenskiy’s office said in a statement to the era. Read more

“Sean Penn is among those supporting Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country is grateful to him for such a display of courage and honesty,” the statement read.

He said Penn interviewed Ukrainian political and military figures as well as journalists as part of the production, for which he originally traveled to Ukraine in November.

In a statement last week, the acclaimed actor for his Oscar-winning roles in ‘Mystic River’ and ‘Milk’ hailed the people of Ukraine as ‘historic symbols of courage’ and called Ukraine ‘the cutting edge of the lance for the democratic embrace of dreams”. “

“If we allow him to fight alone, our soul as America is lost,” Penn wrote.

Penn, whose directorial credits include “Into the Wild” and “The Crossing Guard,” is also known for his political activism and involvement in various humanitarian causes, including relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and floods in Pakistan in 2012.

It made headlines in 2016 when Rolling Stone magazine published an interview Penn had secretly conducted with Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in his jungle hideout prior to the cartel leader’s arrest. .

Penn is producing the Ukraine documentary for Vice Studios, a US-Canadian digital media and broadcast company, according to Hollywood trade publication Variety.

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These legendary women paved the way for girls in science https://carolchanning.org/these-legendary-women-paved-the-way-for-girls-in-science/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 14:40:56 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/these-legendary-women-paved-the-way-for-girls-in-science/ Tuesday marks the start of Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American history. This is the perfect time to learn more about the powerful women who came before us: especially in science. Now more than ever, we see STEM programs and opportunities for girls in science […]]]>

Tuesday marks the start of Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and celebrate the vital role of women in American history.

This is the perfect time to learn more about the powerful women who came before us: especially in science.

Now more than ever, we see STEM programs and opportunities for girls in science and math. But it wasn’t always like that. Here is an interesting piece all about the birth of Women’s History Month and why the United States has been celebrating (and making sure women get their due!) since the 1980s.

Below are 21 photos from Getty Images, showing pioneering female scientists over the years. Some of these faces can be recognized and some cannot. What a perfect time to find out more, this month of March.

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American engineer and astronaut Mae Jemison works in weightlessness in the center aisle of the Spacelab Japan science module aboard OV-105, the space shuttle Endeavour, during NASA’s STS-47 mission September 20, 1992. Jemison was a mission specialist (MS) on the flight, and became the first black woman to travel in space. (Getty Images)
Scientist Jane Goodall studies the behavior of a chimpanzee during her research on February 15, 1987 in Tanzania. (Liaison/Getty Images)
NASA scientist Valerie Thomas stands in front of a blackboard with the first bands compatible with Landsat computers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, in this 1979 photo. (NASA/Getty Images)
A close-up of smiling Dr. Virginia Apgar, taken on January 1, 1973. Apgar was an American physician, obstetrical anesthesiologist, and medical researcher, best known as the inventor of the Apgar score, a way to quickly assess the health of a newborn immediately after birth in order to combat infant mortality. (Getty Images)
Lisa Meitner, an Austrian-Jewish scientist credited with being one of the first to research the development of the atomic bomb, is pictured shortly after arriving by plane in New York. (Getty Pictures)
British paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey with the skull of a small primate, circa 1940. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Celebrating their return to the surface after a two-week stay at the bottom of the Caribbean as part of the Tektite 2 underwater research project, female scientists sip rum drinks from a pineapple after emerging from decompression. Dr. Sylvia Earle of the Los Angeles County Museum, Ann Hartline and Alina Szmant of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography near San Diego, California; Secretary Hickel; Dr. Renate True, of Tulane University; and Margaret Ann Lucas of the University of Delaware are featured. (Getty Pictures)
Mathmatician Mary Jackson, NASA’s first black female engineer, poses for a photo at work at NASA’s Langley Research Center in 1977 in Hampton, Virginia. (Bob Nye/NASA/Getty Images)
This is an undated handout photo of Dr. Margaret Mead, 1901-1978, as she holds a Pacific Rim artifact. (Getty Pictures)
Meet Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr. She is also known for inventing frequency hopping – a method of transmitting radio signals by rapidly changing the carrier frequency among many distinct frequencies occupying a wide spectral band. (Corbis via Getty Images)
A portrait of Israeli Nobel Prize-winning scientist Ada Yonath as she poses in her laboratory at the Weizmann Institute, in Rehovot, Israel, March 7, 2002. (Getty Pictures)
Former Russian cosmonaut and lecturer Valentina Nikolayeva Tereshkova attends a news conference at the Soviet Embassy in London during a tour of England October 31, 1977. She was the first woman to orbit the Earth in Vostok 6 from June 16 to 19, 1963. . (Central Press/Getty Images)
Dr. Rosalyn Yalow, a nuclear physicist who spent 30 years researching hormones at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, works in her lab on October 13, 1977, after learning she was one of three American doctors to receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1977. Sharing the honors with her for their work in the field of hormones, Dr. Roger Guillman of the Salk Institute in San Diego and Dr. Roger V. Schally of the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans. (Getty Pictures)
Dr. Antonia Novello, who at the time was a candidate for the new surgeon general position, is seen in this photo testifying before the Senate Committee on Labor and Resources February 9 in Washington. When later confirmed (in 1990), Novello, then 45, a Puerto Rican-born pediatrician, became the first woman and first Hispanic to hold the position. (Getty Pictures)
Barbara McClintock, a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, holds an ear of corn. (Getty Images)
Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, a professor of physics at Columbia University in New York, is shown at work with the apparatus used in the experimental work that is said to have conclusively proven a fundamental new theory in nuclear physics: the theory of vector current conservation. Cited as one of the world’s foremost experimental physicists, Professor Wu and two associates tested the theory in a long series of experiments. The theory deals with a type of subatomic behavior called “weak interaction”, one of nature’s four basic types of physical interaction. (Getty Pictures)
This is a portrait of Elizabeth Blackwell, who lived from 1821 to 1910, the first woman (in 1849), to receive a medical degree in the United States (Getty Pictures)
Medical students dissect cadavers during an anatomy class at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (Getty Images)
In this Oct. 22, 1947 photo, taken in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Gerty Cori, associate professor of pharmacology and biochemistry at Washington University School of Medicine is shown. (Getty Images)
Researcher Gertrude Elion is getting back to work in the lab after being named a Nobel laureate in medicine. Elion and his colleague George Hitchings were chosen for the honor for their work in developing drugs to treat leukemia and AIDS. (Getty Images)
Here is Madame Curie experimenting at the University of Paris. Curie was a physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. (Getty Images)

All the pictures: Getty Images

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ESPN rebrands undefeated black-focused site to Andscape https://carolchanning.org/espn-rebrands-undefeated-black-focused-site-to-andscape/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 20:50:07 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/espn-rebrands-undefeated-black-focused-site-to-andscape/ “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” This quote, by Maya Angelou, inspired The Undefeated, an ESPN media platform which, since its debut in 2016, has helped shape the national conversation by exploring the intersection of race, sport and culture from a of black sight. On Monday, ESPN announced that it […]]]>

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” This quote, by Maya Angelou, inspired The Undefeated, an ESPN media platform which, since its debut in 2016, has helped shape the national conversation by exploring the intersection of race, sport and culture from a of black sight.

On Monday, ESPN announced that it will be renaming and expanding the operation, which will now be called… Andscape.

Listen to them.

“It’s time to talk about Black and allsaid Raina Kelley, editor-in-chief of Andscape, in a phone interview. “Far beyond sports and athletes.”

She continued, “How are you an individual as a black person in America with your own set of interests, some of which are related by melanin, but not all of them? And how whole do you feel? We wanted to create a space where black people could be black people: Black led, Black POV, absolutely. But also where there were no definitions and no rules of what it meant to be Black, what you had to talk about.

In its early days, The Undefeated was a site within the larger ESPN.com. Andscape will have a much broader footprint, spanning book publishing, live experiences, music, TV and film as part of a content engine for ESPN and its parent company, the Walt Disney Company. Next Monday, for example, Andscape’s first short, “Starkeisha,” directed by Mo McRae, will premiere on Disney-owned Hulu. Andscape describes the film as “a young black woman’s journey into a fantasy world of darkness”.

Such expansion, however, necessitated a name change as ESPN and Disney do not fully own The Undefeated brand outside of news and commentary. There’s a clothing and sneaker company Undefeated that has no affiliation, for example.

“We couldn’t be everything we wanted to be,” Ms. Kelley said. “Now that we are growing within the Walt Disney Company, we needed a completely clear name.”

ESPN’s level of commitment to The Undefeated has been a matter of intrigue in media circles since the departure of Kevin Merida, who led the division from 2015 until last year, when he left to become editor-in-chief. head of the Los Angeles Times. Some have wondered if The Undefeated would go the way of Grantland, an ESPN boutique news site that was shut down in 2015. Like Grantland, The Undefeated was launched under the auspices of John Skipper, who resigned as president of ESPN in 2017.

Andscape reflects a “doubling” of ESPN’s investment and commitment to black stories and voices, the company said. “With The Undefeated, we have begun a dialogue that will be continued and expanded through Andscape to include more topics, more perspectives, and more ways to engage,” ESPN President James Pitaro said in an email. mail.

Ms Kelley, who helped introduce The Undefeated as editor, declined to say how much money ESPN is investing in the expansion. “I’m happy and spending,” she said. “That’s all I’ll say.”

Andscape will continue to be rooted in sports, although Ms Kelley said her team of 50 will provide wider coverage of news, music, food, fashion, technology, finance personal, parenthood and travel. The content will primarily be aimed at millennial and Gen Z consumers, she said.

Andscape’s YouTube channel, for example, will launch a weekly show on Friday called “Logged In,” which will examine the creative contributions of black people to the social media landscape. It will be hosted by Domonique Foxworth, the National Football League player turned pundit and ESPN writer. Another weekly YouTube series, “Another Act,” will be hosted by Andscape reporter Kelley L. Carter and will focus on Black Hollywood.

Ms. Kelley noted that black women make up the majority of her staff. A prominent Andscape journalist is Soraya Nadia McDonald, who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in criticism in 2020 for her unbeaten essays on film and theater, including “The Unbearable Whiteness of ‘Oklahoma!”

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Oscar-nominated ‘MASH’ actress Sally Kellerman dies at 84 https://carolchanning.org/oscar-nominated-mash-actress-sally-kellerman-dies-at-84/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 04:08:48 +0000 https://carolchanning.org/oscar-nominated-mash-actress-sally-kellerman-dies-at-84/ Sally Kellerman, the svelte-voiced, sultry-voiced actress and singer whose portrayal of Major Margaret (Hot Lips) Houlihan in the 1970 black comedy “MASH” earned her an Oscar nomination, died Thursday at a residence- services in Los Angeles. She was 84 years old. His son, Jack Krane, said the cause was heart failure. During her decades-long career […]]]>

Sally Kellerman, the svelte-voiced, sultry-voiced actress and singer whose portrayal of Major Margaret (Hot Lips) Houlihan in the 1970 black comedy “MASH” earned her an Oscar nomination, died Thursday at a residence- services in Los Angeles. She was 84 years old.

His son, Jack Krane, said the cause was heart failure.

During her decades-long career in film and television, she was best known for her role as the narrow but attractive army nurse in “MASH,” which also earned Ms. Kellerman rave reviews and a Golden Globe Award.

The film, directed by Robert Altman, broke new ground with its irreverence and graphic depiction of a group of passionate surgeons struggling to save horribly injured soldiers in an army surgical unit during the Korean War. (When “MASH” was adapted into a television series, the character of Mrs. Kellerman was played by Loretta Swit.)

Ms. Kellerman then appeared in several other films directed by Mr. Altman, including “Brewster McCloud” (1970) and “Welcome to LA” (1976). Like other actors, she was drawn to working with Mr. Altman because of the leeway he allowed in interpreting scripts and improvisational scenes.

After her starring role in ‘MASH’, Ms Kellerman sought to revive her singing career, performing her cabaret number at nightclubs like the Grand Finale in New York.

On the nightclub circuit, her performances garnered mixed reviews. Although she had “an intriguing raspy voice” and “the makings of an effective pop singer”, as the New York Times put it in 1977, she was criticized for some of the same qualities for which she was known. as an actress, like her “airy superficiality.

In an interview with The Times in 1981, Ms Kellerman spoke of the break she had taken to focus on singing, calling it a “great experience” that left her feeling “fresh”.

Sally Kellerman was born on June 2, 1937 in Long Beach, California to John Helm Kellerman and Edith Kellerman.

In Ms. Kellerman’s 2013 memoir, “Read My Lips: Stories of a Hollywood Life”, she described wanting to be a performer from an early age, when she was a “skinny little girl growing up in Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley.”

“I had to come out of the womb singing and playing,” she wrote.

As a tall, chubby teenager, she harbored dreams of performing on stage that she kept secret until she was a senior in high school, acting in Hollywood High’s production of “Meet Me in St. Louis “.

At 18, then a self-proclaimed “jazz groupie”, she was offered a singing contract with famed jazz label Verve Records, Ms Kellerman told The Times in 1981. He was broken by his debilitating stage fright.

Her acting career began in musical comedy in productions like the Broadway musical “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1966).

Besides her son, she is survived by a daughter, Claire Kellerman Krane. Another daughter, Hannah Krane, died in 2016. Ms Kellerman’s husband Jonathan Krane also died in 2016. A previous marriage to Rick Edelstein ended in divorce.

Jesus Jiménez contributed report.

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