I just learned a short while ago that Congress- woman Gabrielle Giffords was brought in to Houston to undergo rehabilitation. She will be at Memorial Hermann, one of the nation's best hospitals. I think it's amazing that she is doing so well after the horrible tragedy in Tuscon, Arizona three weeks ago. I read on CNN that she was having excellent movement on the left side of her body, but that her right
side was weak and parylitic in nature.
We send prayers to her and family as she recovers in our hometown and our state.
Read the article here: CNN
Friday, January 21, 2011
I'm so freaking excited for tonight's premiere of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Ryan and I watched Spartacus: Blood and Sand over the summer and simply loved it. Season One's finale was phenomenal and with the departure of Andy Whitfield as Spartacus I didn't think Season Two would ever come into existence. But news today in my Entertainment Weekly magazine (pg 30), the character has been cast. Liam McIntyre (The Pacific), which ironically enough, looks like Whitfield, will be reprising the role of Spartacus in season 2.
Supposedly Whitfield will appear in two episodes briefly in the prequel series which will depict the rise of the gladiator school or "ludus" known as the House of Batiatus (John Hannah). Lucy Lawless, along with other main characters from the show, also returns as Lucretia, Batiatus' wife.
Check out the awesome trailer below:
So I went to check our mailbox this afternoon, and Lord and behold I received the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. And who's on the cover? Blaine and Kurt.
The article was actually quite entertaining, they talk about how the producers and networks ended their years of silence and how just a glimpse of inspiration can go a long way.
I remember growing up watching shows like My So Called Life, One Life To Live, Dawson's Creek, Ellen, Will and Grace and Degrassi Jr. High, where the characters roles were hardly noticeable.
Don't get me wrong, the episodes were great, but you usually saw just that one episode with that one gay character for just a second. The thought of a boy kissing another boy on national television, was minimal at best. The article states it correctly when talking about My So Called Life, "he (Rickie) didn't even utter the word 'gay' on screen until the season finale.
I remember watching Ryan Phillippe on One Life to Live before he became the star he is now. He was just a scrawny little kid then, nothing like the muscular god before us today. :-) But I do remember his character coming out on the soap; he was trying to convince his friends and family that a pastor wasn't molesting him. Of course, shortly after that he leaves town and you never hear from him again.
I look at today's shows and feel inspired by the storyline and plots to each season. Who would have imagined that Kurt would be opening an episode of Glee with a cover of Beyonce's 'Single Ladies,' or he singing a duet with Blaine in the final episode before the winter break; which by the way, the article also states, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," became the most downloaded track off the Glee Christmas Album.
Now you have shows like Shameless, MTV's Skins, and Pretty Little Liars telling people that you're no longer alone, that you have no reason to be afraid, to hurt yourself or be a bully to others.
I leave you with this quote from Chris Colfer:
"They're kind of like Joanie and Chachi of our generation," says Colfer. "When we made the announcement that Kurt was getting a boyfriend, people went bats---."
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Hope you enjoy my daily posts, and hope to hear from you soon.
- Blade 7184 aka Peter