Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dark Shadows- Barnabas Revealed

Behold the real visage of Johnny Depp’s vampire from Dark Shadows!

Last week, long-range paparazzi shots of the actor wearing ghostly white makeup, large sunglasses and a pulled down fedora made fans of the original 1966-71 supernatural soap opera bristle nervously, with complaints he looked simply too strange.
Nevermind that he’s playing a 200-year-old vampire, which is strange enough.
As you can see from this cast shot, Depp’s bloodsucking pater familias Barnabas Collins actually borrows heavily from the aged-little boy look of original Dark Shadows star Jonathan Frid — not that anyone would be happy to see this guy show up as your prom date either.
Still, this official First Look may reassure those die-hard fans of the original series, memorably offbeat ABC daytime drama about a vampire whose extended family are bedeviled by ghosts, witches, and other gothic woes
Depp, who fought for years to make this movie, is one of those fans. “I do remember, very vividly, practically sprinting home from school in the afternoon to see Jonathan Frid play Barnabas Collins,” the actor says. “Even then, at that age, I knew — this has got to be weird.”
Weird certainly sums up this particular family portrait — a shot director Tim Burton, who also obsessed over Dark Shadows as a boy, staged in the early days of production.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Coming October 7!!!!

The Ides of March-
George Clooney (my favorite Kentucky boy)

As well as my friend Matthew Allen who has a small background spot-it may have been small but he was in closer proximity to Clooney than I was when I work worked on a Clooney flim.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spooks 10

I managed to get Spooks/MI-5 to play live on my computer, an accomplishment in itself. But as it took a few tries to make it work right I missed maybe the first 3-4 min. I started watching with a bit of skepticism about the lack of Lucas but was quickly turned around. Seeing Harry's face made it seem more like home again. That is until I got a good look at Dimitri, who seems to have acquired a tad bit of Lucas-ness this season. Without sacrificing any of the former Dimitri persona, his longer hair and slight change in clothing style, he appears as if just a tiny bit of Lucas had rubbed off on him. He's still Dimitri but a little more. He looked absolutely dashing in the tux he wore in this week's episode.
Ruth seems to be the link to the past personality wise. Her usual calm, steady, straight forward, at least on the outside, self continues to complete Harry and hold things in line with the protocol of the past yet handle the surprises that pop up.
Erin Watts, the new-by, has a twist of her own, she seems to be have the same get it done and just live with it personality as Ros did (don't let them know it bugs you,). However the fact that she has a child will,(remind you of another pair of agents?) I think, will make her show a little more vulnerably later on.(she's already shown a little)

Tariq is looking good as well. He seems to have a bit more of a commanding presence in his mannerisms this season. The new guy, Calum, seems a little cynical with a bit of an attitude problem but who knows it may change soon. (next epi he gets mugged)
Harry- now Harry is in it deep this season. Appearantly his past has not only come back to haunt him it's pulled him into the closet with the skeletons and, like Lucas, has a very personal tie with Russia.  Russia and U.K. in bed together is the overall theme of the season(US does not seem pleased) and is appearantly more than just a metafore in Harry's case.
Holy Smokes Harry!!!!
Waiting with great anticipation for next weeks episode!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Quote of the week has come to a close and there is a winner!!!  
iz4blue/Fanny !!

Congrats to you,Fanny and thank you to all who entered. 
 Remember to check Kindle tomorrow for 'Forsaken Legacy"  and if you haven't read the prequel 'Beyond the Legend' you might want to check out that book too. If you want a print book I'll be letting ya'll know when and where to find them shortly.  Please excuse the bad video- I'm a mediocre improv actress at 9 am and an even worse cameraperson all the time.
the answer to week 8 quote is:  Leon J. Suenes

Saturday, September 10, 2011


A very Happy Birthday wish to the ever HUMBLE and  HANDSOME 
                                                                  COLIN FIRTH

   SO Gorgeous


                                                         SO TIMELESS

Quote of the Week Contest- FINAL WEEK!!!!

This is it ya'll- Last one and it is a toughy! 
On Wednesday Sept. 14 2011 I will be pulling the name from the hat, so to speak, for the lucky winner of a Hardcover copy of my newest novel 'Forsaken Legacy'. Get your name on the list by Tuesday to enter and good luck. 

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.   WHO SAID IT?

Previous answers
week 1- Winston Churchill
week 2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
week 3- Seneca
week 4- Lord Byron
week 5- 1. Shakespeare 2. Moliere
week 6- Hugh of St. Victor
week 7- P.T. Barnum
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quote of the week-- wk 7

 Time is flying by and Sept. 14th is nearly upon usenter to win a copy of Forsaken Legacy!!!
If I shoot at  the sun I may hit a star.     Who said it?

Previous answers
week 1- Winston Churchill
week 2- Ralph Waldo Emerson
week 3- Seneca
week 4- Lord Byron
week 5- 1. Shakespeare 2. Moliere
week 6- Hugh of St. Victor

Thursday, September 1, 2011

update on Gibson!!

*Alert: Gibson Guitar CEO Says Feds Told Him Problems Would "Go Away" if Labor Outsourced to Madagascar
full story here --  

 Obviously someone wants the US to fall apart  -- Get Real!!!!