By Holly Medallion
Who’s in talks to star in DreamWorks/Universal’s adaptation of the graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, “Cowboys & Aliens -Ironman’s Robert Downey, Jr. the story centers on an Old West shoot’em up between the Apache and Western settlers. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard of Imagine will produce alongside Platinum Studios’ Scott Mitchell Rosenberg…
Roman Polanski’s (Now lives in Paris, will never come back here) political thriller “The Ghost. ” an adaptation of Robert Harris’ novel of the same name, about a ghostwriter who is hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister Just added to the cast: Tilda Swinton who will join Nicolas Cage and Pierce Brosnan.
Tammy Blanchard (one talented and beautiful actress )just finished filming in Louisiana with Brittany Murphy; “Deadline”a thriller about a screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown. Continue reading July -HOLLYWORLD -Inside the biz of Showbiz
For Christ Hospital Orthopedist
Jeffery Augustin, MD,
Ask a group of orthopedic surgeons what is the most common sports-related injury, and their responses will most likely be – injury to the ACL. Fortunately, for both the professional athlete and the weekend warrior alike, tremendous strides have been made recently in treating such an injury, and Jeffery Augustin, MD, a board-certified and fellow-trained orthopedic surgeon at
Hospital, is on the cutting edge.
According to Dr. Augustin, “ACL or the anterior cruciate ligament connects the upper leg bone or femur with the lower leg bone or tibia. An ACL injury occurs when the knee is straightened beyond its normal limits (hyperextended), twisted, or bent side to side. This may happen when changing direction rapidly, which commonly occurs in sports that require stop-and-go movements. An ACL injury may also occur after contact in a sport or in an accident.”
Continue reading July Health- ACL Repairs Are Easy as ABC
Mini-Vacations on a Budget
By Deborah Lambeth
A vacation doesn’t need to be expensive or elaborate to give you a much-needed break from the stress of your everyday routine. Sometimes the most relaxing getaways are right in your own backyardIt’s almost that time of year when families drag out the maps, travel brochures, and other things to plan their annual “summer vacation.” While some people look upon this as a chore, others find it to be a calming experience—envisioning a week away from work on some tropical island doing something you have never done before. Oh, that life could be so blissful! Of course, coming back down to earth from that momentary escape from reality, one does have to plan; there are reservations to be made, expenses to be calculated, asking for the vacation time away from work, etc., etc., etc. .
Continue reading July -Weekend Getaways
“The Roadhouse” Comes Alive in a “Lightning Films” Production
By Evelyn Bonilla
In the world of independent film, director’s as well as actors challenge themselves to bring to the screen “true to life” emotions. There are no sound stages, no cue cards and no sketched out sets; it’s all about “on your mark, get set, go!” Actors and actresses are free to delve into their craft and to express themselves without barriers and their directors are of the mind set to see how far they can go. Is this type of acting challenging? Yes! Is it exhilarating to most actors? Absolutely!
Independent films are taking over the film industry; many actors and actresses are clamoring at the chance to bring these “unpredictable, untraditional characters” within these films to life. Continue reading July-“The Roadhouse” Indy Film
Mid -Day Host WQXR
by Tom Dwyer
When Annie Begrowicz’s career as a radio host and announcer took off more than 20 years ago, she decided to change her hard to pronounce last name to something more radio-friendly. After a few failed combinations, she found a name with a nice ring to it: Annie Bergen, after Bergen Avenue, the street where she lived as a child in Jersey City. Today, Annie Bergen still lives in Jersey City and she’s now the mid-day host on the most listened to classical radio station in New York City, WQXR, owned by the New York Times. Every weekday from 10 am to 3 pm, Bergen is the host of “The Mid-Day Show” where she treats her listeners to a cornucopia of classical music. She also hosts the Saturday morning show, “People in the Arts”, where she interviews artists from every corner of the art world.
Before joining WQXR in 2004, Ms. Bergen was the Chief Arts and Entertainment Reporter for Bloomberg Radio, WBBR. She has also worked at Bloomberg Television, as well as a number of other radio stations including WBGO–the great jazz station located in Newark — where she hosted her own show called “Annie in the Afternoon.” Bergen has won many prestigious awards for her reporting, including a “Gracie” from American Women in Radio and Television and two awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association.
Continue reading June- Jersey City’s Anne Bergen
…coming to a town near you
What do Frank Sinatra, Meryl Streep, Yogi Berra, Bill Bradley, Thomas Edison, Toni Morrison and Bruce Springsteen all have in common? They are part of the first group of New Jerseyans inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. On May 4th, fifteen men and women became the inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony at NJ Pac. In order to be considered as an inductee for the New Jersey Hall of Fame, one needs to have lived in
New Jersey for at least five years.
There are five categories—Historical,
Enterprise, Arts & Entertainment, Sports
and the General category. The Historical category is open for deceased New Jerseyans whose contributions transcend any one particular category. Clara Barton, Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein were picked in this category. The Enterprise Category is open to scientists, business leaders, inventors, leaders in medicine, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Buzz Aldrin, Malcolm Forbes and Robert Wood Johnson were picked in this category. The Arts & Entertainment Category includes musicians, singers, songwriters, actors & actresses, artists, dancers and those who work in the related fields. Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and Meryl Streep were inducted in this category.
Continue reading MAY-New Jersey’s Hall of Fame
By Tom Dwyer
In a recent article in USA TODAY, Jersey City was picked as a model of smart growth for the rest of America to follow. Bob Leach, who is the director of the Jersey City Historical Project, a program of the Jersey City Public Library and the Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs, remembers when Jersey City was written off as a wasteland back in the 60’s and 70’s. He believes that the revitalization of the city is a great thing, but he also wants the people of Jersey City, old and new, to remember the very important and sometimes colorful past of Jersey City.
Continue reading Bob Leach-Director Jersey City Historical Project…the story teller
Bayonne Waterfront: Heats Up With Sophisitcated, Modern Italian Pizzeria/ Restaurant
By Monica Prestia
The new 60 seat restaurant, designed by world-renowned architect/designer R. Alexander German will celebrate its theme with a Roman Stone Hearth Oven. The name, Piazzolla gives homage to the stylish and classic Argentine Tango musician. The Bayonne Waterfront restaurant, in Southcove Commons Shopping Center, serves up Modern Classic, Italian Cuisine with timeless Roman style and Argentine flair.
Continue reading PIAZZOLLA RISTORANTE