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Week of October 14th to October 20th 2013 - Volume One, Issue Thirty-Six.
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Captain Richard Phillips, whose ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates has become a critically-acclaimed Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks, is being sued by the ship's crew members who blame him for putting their lives at risk.


The film, called simply Captain Phillips tells how the skipper of the freighter Maersk Alabama  spent two days in 2009 as a hostage on a lifeboat after being taken from his ship.


However, while he is portrayed as his crew's savior, nine former shipmates have launched a multimillion dollar court battle claiming he was responsible for what happened. They say he  ignored warnings to sail clear of the pirate-infested waters of
East Africa and their lives were put on the line so the ship could take a faster route and save money.


Captain Phillips was at the helm of the vessel when it was seized by pirates and offered himself as hostage in return for the twenty members of his crew remaining unharmed.


The ship and its crew were rescued unharmed by Navy Seals who mounted a mission that ended with the Seals shooting dead three of the pirates during a successful nighttime mission.


The lawsuit which will be heard in an Alabama court this December has not been brought against Captain Phillips personally but targets Maersk Lines, the owner of the Alabama.


Just another instance of the old saying "No good deed goes unpunished". Stay tuned. 



The Sandra Bullock/George Clooney lost-in-space odyssey looks to be the over-the-Moon smash hit of the year, grossing $55million over the past weekend alone.


BUT the movie has its detractors. Notably an astrophysicist who felt compelled to point out:


  • nearly all satellites orbit West to East, yet all satellite     debris portrayed orbited East to West  
  • Ms. Bullock's hair remained close to her head, seemingly unaffected by weightlessness
When a film is successful, it inevitably will receive criticism. Note to aforementioned astrophysicist; in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,
Elliot and E.T. are on a bicycle that suddenly starts flying through the air. So chill, Professor.  Scientifically, that's not possible either!





No kidding. The insatiable hunger for all things bacon-related has unleashed the Bacon Film Festival to be held in New York City on October 17th.


Coincidentally, the date for the potential Government Shutdown, the paen to porky indulgences will be held on one night only. The event is comprised of  eleven shorts, all revolving around the world of smoky meat.


According to organizers, hundreds of films were submitted ranging from comedies to romances, all with bacon playing a starring role. No, Kevin Bacon films will not be screened.


Chopped judge and chef Chris Santos, who sports a bacon tattoo and MTV News film correspondent Joshua Horowitz are hosting the festival which takes place at the Gotham's Sunshine Cinema
and includes an $11 thousand prize. That's enough for alotta bacon!

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Coming Attractions:
October 13th thru October 19th
Starring On This Week's Must-Watch List 
All Day Saturday October 19th
High Plains Drifter
A gunfighter stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off a band of outlaws on their way to take over the town.
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianne Hill

Directed By: Clint Eastwood


One-Eyed Jacks
Running from the law after a bank robbery in Mexico, Dad Longworth finds a chance to grab the stolen gold and abandon is partner Rio to capture. Years later, Rio escapes from prison and comes after longworth and the gold.
Running Time: 145 Minutes

Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer 

Directed By: Marlon Brando










George Washington McLintock---"GW" to friends and foes alike---is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky, who has been away with his estranged and fiery-tempered wife.
Running Time: 127 Minutes

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne
Directed By: Andrew McLaglen









The Outlaw
Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy The Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.
Running Time: 116 Minutes

Starring: Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell
Directed By: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks


Star Turn:
Most singers turn out to be terrible actors. And the reverse is usually true as well.
But sometimes a singer becomes even better known for acting skills, as the doubly talented we've spotlighted here can attest, mega-stars such as Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand notwithstanding.


Right near the top of the Double Threat list, Cher is a veteran of over five decades in the music business and has earned an Academy Award for her work in Moonstruck plus a nomination as Best Supporting Actress in Silkwood. Cher is set to kick off her forty-nine city Dressed To Kill tour in Phoenix on March 22nd 2014. GO CHER!

Will Smith

He first made his showbiz name as a rapper. And while will Smith didn't win any awards for Fresh Prince of Bel Air on the small screen, he's become a big bankable star in film thanks to blockbusters like Independence Day, the Men in Black series, I Robot and Ali.

Mark Wahlberg

He's come a long way from his days as a Calvin Klein model and a member of the Funky Bunch. Mark Wahlberg is an actor with over 15 film credits. His latest venture, executive producer for the HBO series Entourage is rapidly gaining popularity.

Bette Midler

Multi-award winning singer/comedienne/author has also proven to be a highly capable actress with a string of both romantic and comedic film roles to her credit such as Beaches, Gypsy, The First Wives Club, Get Shorty and The Women.

Elvis Presley

When you sing all your lines in a movie, is that considered acting? Not for most people. But when it's Elvis, we'll let it slide.

Did You Know?
Top Hair Stylists To The Stars
(And Other Rich and Famous Folk)
When you see a new hairstyle on a famous star or celebrity, you may wonder where they get their hair cut, colored and styled. Well, there are certain salons that cater to the rich and famous, especially when the goal is to look absolutely stunning.
Perhaps you'd like to sample one of these salons yourself. More expensive than most, it's worth the treat for an exceptional hairstyle that your regular salon may be able to maintain. Plus, you never know what celebrity you may spot at the shampoo basin.
Here's a list of five top salons regularly frequented by stars and celebs. 
David Mallet Paris

Located in one of the chic-est arondussments in the City of Light, the Salon's celebrity clients include Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz and Sharon Stone.  Haircuts start at 200 EU and there's a three-week waiting list.

Garren New York

This Salon focuses on affording clients---celebs and private folk alike---a marvelous experience. The ultra contemporary space is a haven for talented stylists who cater to luminaries Madonna, Nicole Kidman,  Oprah Winfrey and the like. Garren is a favorite of top models and fashion editors frequently call on him to create hairstyles seen on the pages of leading magazines.  

Sally Hershberger New York

Sally Hershberger is well known for all three of her New York Salons---Uptown, Downtown and Midtown. She was first with the $800 haircut. And worth every cent according to her celeb clientele who include Meg Ryan, Jane Fonda and Anne Hathaway.

Oribe's South Beach Miami salon is a magnet for the famous. Celebrities in film, fashion and the corporate world regularly make their way to his ultra-modern enclave where they are assured of
the latest looks tailored exactly right for them. Among the  cognoscenti: Jennifer Lopez, January Jones, Scarlett Johanssen, Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde.

John Frieda Salon 

With Salons in Los Angeles and New York City's Meatpacking District, John Frieda is the ultimate destination for stars of many galaxies who want the ne plus ultra cuts and styling as well as hair color that's exquisitely conservative or excitingly experimental. Among the famed you may run in to: Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen and Gwynneth Paltrow.
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Mike and Monika


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