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April 27  
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Anne Suzuki

Young actress nicknamed Ankoromochibe, was bornh in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan.
Loves Pokemon, modern danse and rollerblading. Actors she admires are Shingo
Katori and Asaka Seto. A popular child actor in Japan, she made her Hollywood
debut in Snow Falling On Cedars. Is called "Japanese Patty Duke" by Yukio Nin-
agawa. Her favorite foods are capsicums & parsley. Has a sister, Coco Suzuki.
Nominated for "Young Star Award" as Best Young Actress/Performance in a
Motion Picture Dramafor: Snow Falling on Cedars (1999). Won at the Award Of
The Japaneses Academy- Newcomer of the Year for: Ritana (2002) She also won
the Popularity Award for Ritana that same year. She is currently filming 3 movies
this year.

Birthday's today:
Mica Paris, Pedro Feliz, Sheena Easton, Casey Kasem, Judy Carne,
Cuba Gooding Sr., Sandy Dennis, Marco Pirroni (Adam and the Ants), Larry Elder,
Ace Frehley (Kiss), Anouk Aimee, Arther van Dijk, Emma Taylor-Isherwood,
Sally Hawkins, Anna Alvim, Herb Perersen (Desert Rose Band), Chris Carpenter,
Yoshiaki Fuiiwara, Pete Ham (Badfinger), Andre Gower, Coretta Scott King (R.I.P.)

(scroll down the page for the past two weeks responses)

~Glitter~ Plano Texas

GLITTER SAYS: The nicest thing I have done is help my mom
through her last divorce and clean up about 13 acres and her

I still need about one more week and she will be set but let me
tell you I am sore as hell and for all the wonderful souls that

May god bless you.

Nikki Modesto-Stockton California

NIKKI SAYS: Oh Jonathan!!! That's funny...because even talking
about it now...would make it seem sort of trivial.

There's an old saying "don't talk about yourself...let others do the
talking"...and I believe in that.

All I'll say is that I believe in Random Acts Of Kindness...and there
are opportunities for us to help people every single day. Whether
or not we choose to do so...determines our true character and basic

You are sunshine and light, Mister Jonathan L.

Gaby Berlin Germany

GABY SAYS: Hi Jonathan, I will try it. ;) It's difficult for me in English!
But it is a good language exercise ;)))

I have spoken to my hairdresser, and I have spoken with some customers
about it.

For me, here is my result: today it is a good gift...
human's in their various
life situations, which would like themselves to communicate with others to
give an open ear.

That has been misplaced in the today's time!!!

For me in a difficult situation, to have a good listener, with seriousness.
I believe, that's more important then MONEY, GLORY and a THANK YOU.

That's my short story, Jonathan. That was a really good Q!

All good things to you J

Peace - Gaby

Tamara Naples Florida

TAMARA SAYS: I try to always practice random acts of kindness. I
will go out of my way to help anyone who needs help.

I gave $100 to someone for food and gas ...and knew that person would
never repay me...even though now he makes more money than me.
He has never attempted to pay me back.

I gave a Colombian man a room to live in when no one else would give
him a chance. He turned out to be the best roommate I ever had. We lived
together as roommates for 10 years.

Shawnrock Manhattan Kansas

SHAWN SAYS: Gee...why is this question so hard?

You feel like if you talk about it...then you're wanting the glory for
some great deed you've done.

So, I can reflect back on a few things...like maybe giving money to a
friend or stranger in need. Or, driving someone when their car is out
of service. Maybe...helping someone get a job...who knows...it could
be any of these things.

But, one of my favorite 'good deeds' would have to be when I've been
able to introduce a music fan to one of their heros. Through radio, I've
been able to do this now and then...and to see a fan...tear up or jump
up and down...is a great feeling. They are always eternally greatful!!!

Maybe someday someone can return the favor and introduce me to
The Stones...hehe...wink wink.

April 26  
   Joan Chen
Born Chong Chen in 1961 in Shanghai, China. Born into a family of doctors and educat-
ed in China at the Shanghai Film Academy and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Lang-
uages, Joan Chen was discovered by veteran Chinese director Jin Xie while observing a
filming with a school group. Her performance in Xiao hua (1980) ( "The Little Flower")
won China's Best Actress award, and resulted in the Chinese press dubbing her "The
Elizabeth Taylor of China" for having achieved top stardom while still a teenager. She
came to the US to attend college in 1981, first at the State University of New York at
New Paltz, later at California State University at Northridge. She a succession of small
parts in movies and TV, with her first break coming in 1986 when, in true Hollywood leg-
end, producer Dino De Laurentiis noticed her in the parking lot of Lorimar Studios and cast
her in Tai-Pan (1986). The film bombed, but it led to her being cast as the ill-fated Empress
in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987), which won critical acclaim. This, and her
role as enigmatic mill owner Josie Packard in the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" (1990), are
her best-known roles in the West. US citizen since 1988. Has one elder brother, Chuan Chen,
an artist who goes by the professional name of Chase Chenoff. Selected by Self magazine as
one of "The Nine Best Bodies for the 90s".
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most
Beautiful People in the world in 1992. Inspired indie rock band 'Xiu Xiu', named after Chen's
film Tian yu (1998) (aka Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl).

Birthday's today:
Jet Li, Kevin James, Sara Downing, Roger Taylor (Duran Duran),
Giorgio Moroder, Carol Burnett, Jessica Lynch, Nikki Martinez, Jordana Brewster,
Emily Booth (Eurotrash), Claudine Auger, Giancarlo Esposito, Teresa WaeiBbach,
Howard "Leon" Reeder (Champaign), Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth), Anna Mucha,
Michael Damian, Ryan O' Donohue, Bobby Rydell, Duane Eddy (R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK: "THE GOOD DEED" almost over
(tomorrow is last day-scroll down for all current responses)

Desert Saints Phoenix Arizona

DESERT SAINTS SAYS: A portion of our proceeds go to the "Colter
and Associates Foundation" in memory of Rick Hatch's son Colter.

Rick Hatch is owner of Hacienda Harley Davidson in Scottsdale, AZ.
Colter and Associates Foundation is launching a new project to build a
nightclub/gathering place for Arizona valley youth.

The proposed structure will be part of The Crossing Community Youth
Center planned at the campus of Community of Joy in Glendale, Az.

The Colter and Associates Foundation is dedicated to the memory of
Colter Rick Hatch, a community- spirited young adult who was trag-
ically killed in July 2001 in an accident.

Our new CD- Sins of The Desert track 5 "It Aint Easy/Colters Song" is
also written in his memory.

Much love to all from, Starvixsin & The Desert Saints

I find this quite admirable. The CD is very good.

Missy Erie Pennsylvania

MISSY SAYS: I do alot of things for others that I really don't
want to but feel I have to.

Like babysit for my sister, or call my mom back. Is that a deed
or responabilty?

To be kind is everyone's responability.

Whatever helps you sleep at night right?

C-Rod Charlottesville Virginia

Nothing, I'm a bitch ;) But even if I wasn't a bitch
and had done some warm and fuzzy things it seems wrong to bring
them out in the open bragging about them.

Kind of takes the specialness away from the deed don't ya think?

With all due respect, a good deed is not
about bragging, it is cleansing for the soul. To bring it
up is alright.

April 25  
Ren�e Zellweger

Ren�e Kathleen Zellweger was born on this day 1969, in Katy, Texas, to her parents
Emil Erich Zellweger, Swiss-born engineer who married Ren�e's mother Kjellfrid Irene
Andreassen, a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife in 1963.
She took an acting
class at the University of Texas (Austin), where she began looking towards acting as a
career. After graduation, she wanted to continue acting, Hollywood is a tough town to
break into, so Ren�e decided to stay in Texas, and auditioned for roles around Houston,
where she managed to grab roles in such films as Reality Bites (1994) and Empire Rec-
ords (1995). Her big break came when Cameron Crowe was busy casting his film, Jerry
Maguire (1996), starring Tom Cruise. Crowe was considering such actresses as Cameron
Diaz, Bridget Fonda, Winona Ryder, and Marisa Tomei, when he heard of Zellweger's pe-
rformance in The Whole Wide World (1996). He auditioned Zellweger and was sure he'd
found his Dorothy Boyd. In 2001, she received even more critical and commercial success
in the title role in Bridget Jones's Diary. She received her first Academy Award nomination
for her role, which was followed by her second Oscar-nominated role in the musical Chicago
(2002). Then again wowed audiences with her fierce yet warm portrayal of Ruby Thewes
in the film adaptation of Cold Mountain (2003), which won Zellweger an Oscar for Best Sup-
porting Actress, which was her first Academy Award. Chosen by 'People Magazine' as one
of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 2001. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame (May 24, 2005). Fan of Chelsea FC (England soccer club).

Birthday's today:
Cat Wilson, Marguerite Moreau, Talia Shire, Fish (Marillion),
Al Pacino, Billy Rankin, Jacque Jones, Andy Bell (Erasure), Paul Mazursky,
Michael Brown (Left Bank), Steve Ferrone (Average White Band), Tim Duncan,
Sofia Helin, Jonathan Angel, Jerry Leiber, Travis Fryman, Laura Birn, Hank Azaria

Q of THE WEEK: "THE GOOD DEED" rocks on
(see below for all responses)

Sharon Manchester England

SHARON SAYS: I was 7 months pregnant, and also had 3 more
children. My friends daughter had to have open heart surgery in
Liverpool and obviously had to stay with her daughter. So I told
her I would stay at her home and look after her 4 other children.

I decorated her kitchen while she was away and when she finally
came home, I took her 4 children home with me for a few days so
she could have a little time on her own with the little girl.

I took no money from her.

Everything came out of my pocket because she had worries enough
without having to worry about the financial side.

It didn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy.

It did make me feel good but I was more concerned about the little
girls health that anything else.

Sadly, we are no longer friends because my good deed got thrown back
in my face .

 Sharon x

Micky Rage Modesto California

MICKY SAYS: I was on my way to a very important meeting and
running late. I passed a car on the side of a busy road with a flat
tire and four ladies standing just to the side of the vehicle.

As I passed along with countless other cars I wondered if anyone
was going to pull over.

So I turned around, greeted the ladies, unload 4 huge bags of golf
clubs from the trunk to fetch the spare and change the tire.

They made their "Tee Time", and I was late for my meeting.

And did I mention I was wearing all white?

It was fun and I'd do it again.

Much Love. Micky__Aldo Rox.

Medge Massachusetts

MEDGE SAYS: Well here goes. I have 5 sisters and 4 brothers and
my father left my mother when I was 14 in 1979.

I was the only one working to suport my sisters and brothers.

One day we had so much rain that a lot people lost their houses and
down the street from my house was this family. They were very poor.
The wife lost her mind when she gave birth to the last baby and nobody
ever saw her again.

The husband was alone with 5 kids under the age 10 and he was very
poor. He lost the house everything and they had. That day was my pay
day, and I used to make good money.

So, I saw the man standing in the rain with all the kids. I felt so bad I
gave him all my money to help him out.

I was so happy that I could help them. But, my mother was very mad at
me because we needed the money to pay the rent, but I lied to her and
told her that I lost the money.

This did not happen here in the USA. It was was in Brazil.

April 24 
   Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Brianne Clarkson, the 5'31/2" first ever woman to win "American Idol", who's
trademark to perform barefoot was born in Fort Worth, Texas on this day in 1982.
Originally wanted to be a marine biologist but changed her mind when she saw the
movie Jaws (1975). Was a cocktail waitress at a comedy club in Arlington, Texas and
at Hyena's Comedy Club in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Her first single sold nearly
250,000 copies in its first week. "A Moment Like This", set records by jumping from
number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Beat out more than 10,000
people to land a $1 million recording contract on American Idol. Was an extra on the
show "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996). Christina Aguilera co-wrote her hit, "Miss
Independent". Avril Lavigne co-wrote her new single 'Breakaway' from the soundtrack
for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). Is of Greek, German and Irish
Descent. Is the first artist in the Billboard Radio Monitor era to hold the No. 1 spot at
Mainstream Top 40 and AC during the same week with two different songs (Breakaway
and Since U Been Gone). Ranked #92 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005).
Ranked as #92 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement
(2005). Won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ('Since U Been Gone') and Best Pop
Vocal Album ('Breakaway') at the Grammy Awards on February 8th 2006. Kelly also per-
formed "Because of You" at the ceremony and received a standing ovation. Named #50
in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.

Birthday's today:
Barbra Streisand, Jill Ireland, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Andersson,
Michael O' Keefe, Chipper Jones, Eric Bogosian, Vince Ferragamo, Richard M. Daley,
Billy Gould (Faith No More), Jack Blades (Damn Yankees), Joey Vera (Armored Saint),
Richard Sterban (Oak Ridge Boys), Glenn Cornick (Jethro Tull), Paula Yates, April Mills,
David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Shane McDermott, Jim Capaldi (Traffic R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK: "THE GOOD DEED" continues
(scroll down and see yesterday)

MisHELLe New Hampshire

MISHELLE SAYS: My family and I just recently donated 8
garbage bags FULL of clothes, shoes, bedding, and some toys.

NOT to a Goodwill where they can turn around and resell it, but
to a homeless shelter where it will all go to people who need
the items immediatly.

We refused the tax deductible slip. Simply stateing all the thanks
we need is knowing people who need the items will recieve them

My 6-year old was extremely generous and proud of herself for
giving up toys to other kids with little to none!

We try to do this at least once a year!


Jules The Philly United Kingdom

JULES SAYS: The kindest thing for the want of a better analogy
was when I was driving from my mother's house with my dau-
ghters in tow. On the way we caught sight of some kids, probably
no older than 13 hanging around suspiciously by someones front

My daughter noticed one of them was playing with a lighter so I did
a u-turn only to find that they had set alight to some fir trees. They
had gone up like a tinder box, with it being so dry at the time, and
the boys had cut and run (no surprise there). I promptly drove to the
back of the house and knocked frantically on the back door (by which
time my youngest was in tears as she thought I was going to be caught
in a fire).

An old lady in her eighties answered looking panicked. I calmed her
down and explained that she had to get out until the fire was put out
(she hadn't noticed the garden was on fire). I got her to a neigbour
and found someone with a mobile (mine was at home doh)!

Then when I thought all was under control and knew the fire brigade were
on their way, I drove off. I felt good about myself but didn't want the glory.
So I treated the girls (who alterted me) and myself to a pizza.

Cowabunga dude!

Marnie East United Kingdom

I can not answer this one Jonathan. Part of
doing something manificently selfless is not telling anyone
about it.

I do feel warm and fuzzy most days though, and it's not strictly
due to my duvet and hangover. Wey hey!

JONATHAN: That's cool Marnie. :-)

April 23  
   Joanna Krupa
Model and television actress was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1981. Was raised in
Chicago, now lives in California. Named #78 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of
2005" list. Was the April 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
Has a younger sister, Marta Krupa. Has two dogs, Mickey and Jezzabelle. The 5' 7"
leggy blonde has had roles on "Las Vegas", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "ER",
"The Man Show", , and "Son Of A Beach". She appeared as herself on the talk show,
Jenny Jones. It was for Jenny's 10th Anniversary edition.

Birthday's today:
George Lopez, John Cena, James Russo, Valerie Bertinelli, Su Ingle,
Andruw Jones, Jan Hooks, Captain Sensible (The Damned), Steve Clark (Def Leppard),
Michael Moore, Shirley Temple, Tony Atlas, Narada Michael Walden, Joyce DeWitt,
Rachel Skarsten, Elaine Smith, John Miles, Maggie Blake, Tessa Wyatt, Blair Brown,
Judy Smith, Roy Orbison (R.I.P.), Sandra Dee (R.I.P.), Herve Villechaize (R.I.P.)




(continues from last week)

L�Х R�h Buntingford United Kingdom

Well...for me there have been a few.

But this one I like.

It was Christmas, just gone. I was out with my sister, and
I gave my last �10.00
to someone who needed it.

They were a total stranger
to me. But they needed it more
than I did.

Amanda Bournemouth South United Kingdom

Fuck, I can't think of anything right now.

I just dumped my boyfriend about 10 seconds ago, which to
be honest is probably the kindest, nicest thing I have ever
done for myself. :) xx

Tori South London England

Hiya. I've done quite a few nice things for
people, but the one thing that stands out for me was I
gave a homeless girl some cigarettes and some money
when other people just walked past and ignored her.

I always give homeless people something as I've been in
that situation myself.

Another time when I was on holiday in the Carribean I bought
a couple of paintings from a disabled guy who was selling them
on the street.

He painted with his feet. I was impressed by his determination
and courage.

I've still got the pictures to this day!

April 20  
   Carmen Electra
The popular star was born in Sharonville, Ohio in 1972. Carmen (Tara Leigh Patrick) grew up
near Cincinnati, Ohio, in the town of White Oak and got her first boost when a scout for Prince
spotted her fronting for a rap group in Los Angeles. She released a self-titled album for Prince's
Paisley Park label in 1992. She then toured Europe as Prince's opening act on his 1992 Diamonds
and Pearls Tour. She later returned to work for Prince at his Los Angeles nightclub, Glam Slam.
She performed there every weekend with the Erotic City dancers, led by choreographer and dir-
ector, Jamie King. In March 1997, she appeared in cartoon form as the model for a character
who's a singer and a vampire ("but a good vampire", says her publicist) in a comic book series
called Embrace. Carmen later went to co-star on Baywatch as lifeguard, Lani McKenzie and as
host of MTV's Singled Out. Her heritage is Irish, German, and Cherokee.
Appeared on the cover
of the April 2003 issue of Playboy magazine, with a nude pictorial inside. Howard Stern gave the
layout a thumbs up, and commented that she looked better today than she did 10 years erlier.
Was ranked 10th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001). Named #18 in FHM's "100
Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. Named #9 in FHM magazine's "100 Sex-
iest Women in the World 2006" supplement. Has appeared in four movie with the word "movie
in the title. Scary Movie (2000), Date Movie (2006), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Epic Movie (2007).
Married basketball star Deinis Rodman in 1998, and divorced one year later. Married musician
Dave Navarro in 2003 (they were engeged two years prior), and they divorced this year.

Birthdays today:
Mila Shegol, Ryan O'Neal, Tito Puente, Jimmy Winston (Small Faces),
David Leland, J.D. Roth, Craig Frost (Grand Funk Railroad), Julieta Prandi, Jessica Lange,
Kal Swan, Edie Sedgwick, Amanda Fahy, Clint Howard, Don Mattingly, Todd Hollingsworth,
Lamond Murray, Rachel Maryam Sayidina, Becky Jago, Luther Vandross (R.I.P.)





(scroll down for all this weeks answers. Check on Monday for more)

Jennine Phoenix Arizona

JENNINE SAYS: As it turns out, my most warm and fuzzy feeling
helping another would be the one thing I thought I'd never be able
to face.

While still living in New York and before moving here to Phoenix,
my husband and I lost our first and, to this day, only child "Samantha
Jo" when she died unexpectedly. She was born still just 4 days shy of
my due date and I learned rather quickly this tragedy would insist I
face her death by using my grieving energy in a positive manner. I
started the 1st New York chapter of a Phoenix-based organization called
M.I.S.S. (Mothers in Sympathy & Support).

I began as a volunteer on-call 24/7 crisis intervention team of one. My
first emergency call came one night at 2 a.m. I was being called upon to
go to the same hospital where we lost Samantha. Upon my quick arrival
that dreadful night, I almost turned around and bolted out the doors as
I approached the huge hospital elevators to the maternity ward and began
to question whether I might have committed to just a little more than I was
able to handle at that time.

After a brief few minutes of deep breathing to control my shaky hands, I
made it up to Maternity and was met by a team of nurses and staff social
workers. They explained a young mom had just labored and gave birth to
her own stillborn daughter. They described her as shocked and despondent,
despite their best efforts to talk to her. I walked into the room where she
lay alone. Although it was so dark, I could see her eyes were wide open
staring at the ceiling, fixated and quiet.

I pulled up a chair and simply sat by her side holding her hand. I didn't utter
a word except my initial, "I've been there, I'm here for you". After an hour
(which seemed like an eternity), she burst into tears. I remained quiet but
embraced her as she wept on my shoulder and let the silence do the support.

I left that hospital feeling warm and fuzzy. I did not care to benefit from this
experience by any glory or monetary reward, as this cathartic experience left
me inner peace and a great deal of closure. I went on to become extremely
active with M.I.S.S.

Using my own experience, combined with my Masters degree Social Work -
trained skills, I began facilitating support groups for grieving moms and dads.

Jennine Jo~

Shirls Redcar United Kingdom

SHIRLS SAYS: Hi Jonathan. In answer to your question of the
week, I have done many things for many people, friends and
family, without wanting or needing reward.

I love to help people and I love to help guide and push in the
right direction people I care for.

Angiy Glasgow Scotland

Hi Jonathan. Ok, heres a reply to your new Q:

My Mother's three sisters suffer from a rare disease called
Frediric-ataxia and the research for a cure over here in UK
is practically at a halt due to lack of Government funding.

So, I once won $2000, and although I could have spent it on
myself, I decided to give it to the research department.

It wasnt alot of money but it was to me at the time. :)

April 19  
    Kate Hudson
Kate was born in Los Angeles in 1979. Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate
-including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment
on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid
work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie be-
ginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What's more, she's done it all with-
out capitalizing on the success of legendary mom, Goldie Hawn.
She made her big-scr-
een debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town in Desert Blue
(1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cig-
arettes (1999) (in which Kate played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip
(2000) (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest
break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Fam-
ous (2000). Named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by People Magazine
in 2000. Turned down the part of Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man
(2002) for the role of Ethne Eustace in The Four Feathers. Started her production company
Cosmic Entertainment in 2003 with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and her brother. Ranked #99
in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Rank #38 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties. Named
#47 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. Her ex-husband,
Chris Robinson, is the lead singer of The Black Crowes. Named #66 in FHM magazine's "100
Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. Is currently working on four films this year.

Birthday's today:
Dame Kelly Holmes, Al Unser Jr., Bernard Worrell (Funkadelic),
Thomas Nock, Hayden Christensen, Tim Curry, Jesse James, Ashley Judd, Ruby Wax,
Bob Rock (Payolas/Rock and Hyde), Alan Price (Animals), Luis Miguel, Shannon Lee,
Mark "Flo" Volman (Flo & Eddie/Turtles), Lorin Shapiro, Danelle Folta, Sue Barker,
Annika Murjahn, Ellen Weston, Dudley Moore (R.I.P.), Jayne Mansfield (R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK continues
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Condemned Punkrocker Essex East United Kingdom

CONDEMNED SAYS: I gave a woman on crutches the extra
twenty pence she needed to get on the bus when I was so poor
myself livin on �40 a week.

Cause the misery guts driver wasn't gonna let her on for not havin'
all the money. She was so greatful you would of thought I just saved
her life.

Think she was shocked too cause I'm a bit out there to look at in my
judgemental town, so me being nice kinda threw her I think, but she
made me feel great, at a time when I felt useless.

Barbara United Kingdom

BARBARA SAYS: Hi Jonathan! I actually have something to say
here, even if it's not quite what you wanted.

I'd rather not mention the nicest thing I've ever done; that's for
others to say. Instead, I'd like to tell you about the kindness shown
to me by a stranger.

A few years ago I was in a French shopping centre when my Mum
called to tell me that her sister had died. We were both in tears and
after I hung up I just sat on the floor and cried. A French lady very
kindly took me in hand and bought me a coffee and listened patiently
to my fractured French until I was calm again.

I never got her name or address and just thinking about her kindness
still brings a lump to my throat!

Barbara x

Ramona Hope British Columbia Canada

That is a hard question Jon - because I'm not a
bragging type of person. Usually we say what the kindest thing
someone has done for us. So this is a difficult turn around.

I do my best to be helpful and caring everyday of my life. My
parents taught me to always lend a hand when someone needs it.

Always remember your manners no matter what also.

When my Mother lay dying in her hospital bed a couple of years ago she
told me I was a good kid and that she loved me very much. Those where
the kindest words I had ever heard from anyone that close to me and I
will carry that with me forever.

So I think just being there for someone and making them feel wanted and
loved is the kindest thing you or I can ever do.

April 18 
   Maria Bello
Maria was born today in 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. She went to Villanova
University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a
lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun. She dis-
covered she was very good at it, and Maria was soon cast in small off-Broadway
plays, such as "The Killer Inside Me", "Small Town Gals With Big Problems" and
"Urban Planning". She later guest-starred on episodes of "The Commish" (1991),
"Nowhere Man" (1995), "Misery Loves Company" (1995) and "Due South" (1994).
She got her big break when producers Kenny Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her
in the spy show "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (1996) as "Mrs. Smith" (they remembered her
from her performance in a failed pilot that was a remake of the classic TV series
"77 Sunset Strip" (1958). The show was canceled after eight weeks on the air. Then
came a spot on "ER" (1994) as "Dr. Anna Del Amico", in which she guest-starred on
the final three episodes of the third season. The show's producers were so impressed
with her that they asked her back as a regular on the series.
Her mother, who is a can-
cer survivor, was in New York City with Maria on Sept. 11, 2001 during the attacks on
the World Trade Center. Since her mother was a nurse, she volunteered to help the
victims. Practices Muay Thai (lethal) kickboxing. Was hot as the wife in the dramatic
film "A History Of Violence" in 2005. Was also in "World Trade Center" (2006) and this
year in "Butterfly On A Wheel"

Birthday's today:
Ana Voog, Conan O' Brien, Christian Slater, Jane Leeves, Lori Martin,
Hayley Mills, Miguel Cabrera, Eric Roberts, Melody Thomas Scott, Nate "Tiny" Archibald,
Rick Moranis, Lee Pattinson (Echo and the Bunnymen), James Woods, Jayce Fincher Jr.,
Kim Stone (Spyro Gyra, America Ferrera, Cheryl Haworth, Mike Vickers (Manfred Mann),
Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Hooks, Kristina Sisco, Ocl Sweda (Bulletboys), Jilian Bowen

Q of THE WEEK: "THE GOOD DEED" continues
(scroll down for responses so far)

Laura Alabama

LAURA SAYS: Well, it kind of makes you take a look inside
doesn't it. lol

I live in a apartment building of mostly senior citizens and we
had a wicked ice storm this winter. I went and found out what
they needed from the store and got it for them.

I was their hero, lol.

I'm not really very nice. Tough question, I like it.

Jezebel Nottingham England

JEZEBEL SAYS: A random act of kindness: Once, when I was at
University in Aberystwyth, I was walking my sister to the train station
after a riotous weekend visit. As we approached the station, we heard
a small voice saying "Help?" I looked round to see a young guy, probably
in his late teens, leaning against a letter box - a post box, that is (I'm not
sure what you call them in the states).

Walking over, we discovered that he had his hand trapped in the box.
"I was posting a big letter and I reached in to push it down." he explained.

Looking around, I saw loads of people rushing past, muttering "Sorry, can't
stop, too busy" under their breath. The guy was panicking - he had to be on
the train, as did my sister, and noone appeared willing to help.

Oh well. I sent my sister to the station cafe for a cup of washing up liquid,
and then began smearing this on the guy's wrist. Inspired thinking on my
part, for his wrist was soon slippery enough to come free from the box.

He was delighted, embarrassed and desperate to catch his train. "Where's
Candid Camera?" giggled my sister.

"I dunno," I replied. "But if they are here, I'm glad they saw us helping and
not just walking past."

This last was said loudly enough for the people around us to hear - because
all the people who had scurried past saying "Sorry, too busy" hadn't been too
busy to turn back and form an audience when we did try to help.

OK, we didn't save the guy's life or anything. We did save him from an em-
barrassing situation, and we did learn a valuable lesson: not that people won't
help you out of embarrassment (we were already pretty sure that most people
can be unhelpful).

But, that it's a bloody stupid idea to put your hand in a post box.

Lula Hollywood California

LULA SAYS: I have recalled one: I was driving home from seeing
my dad in Beverly Hills. There was a lady a house keeper (I am
asuming) walking down the huge hills and she was trying to make
the last bus to her home downtown LA.

It was getting late so I stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride.
She said she needed to catch the last bus home. In my broken spang-
lish we talked and I listened and gave her a ride home.

This was a lovely night of selflessness. I thanked God for having a car...
and giving of what we Angelinians take for granted.

Another time I was broke as hell and there was a lady tranferring to
another bus she was short a dollar. I had none to give I asked another
man on the bus for a dollar and we helped her get home.

Together we can make a big difference in someone's life.

Don't you think?

April 17  
   Jennifer Garner
Jennifer, who has catapulted into stardom with her lead role on the series "Alias" (2001),
has come a long way from her birthplace of Houston, Texas in 1972. Raised in Charleston,
West Virginia by her mother Pat, a retired English teacher, and her father, Bill, a former
chemical engineer, Jennifer was the middle sibling of three girls. She spent nine years of
her adolescence studying ballet and describes her years in dance as ones characterized by
determination rather than talent, being driven mostly by a love of the stage. Used to be a
hostess at Isabella's restaurant in New York when she was trying to launch her acting ca-
reer. Named one of People Magazine's 'Breakthrough Stars of 2001'. Named one of the 50
Most Beautiful People (People Magazine May 2002). Named the #1 sexiest woman of 2001
by MAXIM men's magazine. Shares a birthday with singer/songwriter Liz Phair, whose song,
"Why Can't I?", was used in Jennifer's movie 13 Going on 30 (2004). Ranked #14 in Stuff
magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). Named #2 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Wo-
men in the World 2005" special supplement (2005). Her second husband Ben Affleck was her
co-star in Daredevil (2003). The two met on the set of the movie Pearl Harbor (2001) but wo-
uldn't become a couple until Affleck's very public relationship with singer/actress Jennifer
Lopez ended.She and her husband welcomed a daughter, named Violet Anne, on December 1,
2005 in Los Angeles, California. The baby's middle name is the same as her mother's. Named
#3 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Jennifer won the 2006 People's Choice Awards
for Best Female TV Star for "Alias" (2001), and Best Female Action Star for Elektra (2005).
Named #12 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
She and
husband Ben both had movies released on January 26 2007: Hers was Catch and Release
(2007) and his was Smokin' Aces (2007).

Birthday's today:
Claire Sweeney, Victoria Beckham, Jordan Hill, Elizabeth Lindsey,
Olivia Hussey, Jan Hammer, Don Kirshner, Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Tanee McCall,
Boomer Esiason, Lela Rochon, Byron Cherry, Cassidy Ladden, Leslie Bega, Bilal,
Teri Austin, Fuschia Sumner, Theo Ratliff, Marquis Grissom, Laura Petela, Liz Phair





(see yesterday for more)

Gina Bethesda Maryland

GINA SAYS: Despite my crotchety sarcastic demeanor on
MySpace, I actually try and always practice random acts of
kindness. I firmly believe in doing a good deed per day, even
if it's just a small thing such as taking a second to move a pesky
shopping cart out of a perfectly good parking place so someone
can park there!

I guess if I had to pick one thing that I've done - and I've never
told anyone this - there was a girl who went to our high school. She
was really an outsider. Her family had just moved into our town from
the country and they were pretty poor. She seemed nice, yet very shy
and not many people took the time to try and get to know her because
she simply didn't talk to a lot of people - even when they tried to talk
to her. You could just tell she felt really out of her element. Rarely one
to speak and definitely not one to speak first, I was surprised when she
said to me one day in the library, "you always look so nice" and then
walked away.

It was a little bit after that, when I would go shopping, that I began buying
her something too...maybe a sweater that was 'in' or a belt, lipgloss.

I would go to her house randomly in the middle of the night and leave it for
her on the doorstep. I did this for two years until we graduated.

I don't know if she ever knew it was me or not and it didn't really matter to
me, but it always made me smile when I'd see her in the hall and she'd have
on something that I'd given her or I'd hear someone say "I like your sweater"
to her...cause you could just tell that she felt good and felt like she was just
one of the kids...which she was....and it just made me happy to make another
person's life just a bit happier too.

SO there...kinda silly, but that's my story.

Barbarella West Palm Beach Florida

BARBARELLA SAYS: If I told you about it, and you posted it,
then it wouldn't be just for the warm fuzzy feeling anymore.

I'd have the "glory" thing attached to it regardless of my
original intent.

I do hope you get a lot of responses to this though. I love to hear
that people are actually nice to each other sometimes!!!

JONATHAN: Fair enough. :-)

Coree Las Vegas Nevada

COREE SAYS: Well, My girl friend lost half of her family. (unable
to give details) but, her and her son were left with nothing.

I tried to give her a place to stay until she could do it on her own.
She wouldn't take that, she didn't want anything. That she'll make it
some how.

So knowing that she had nothing.

I gave her everything in the kitchen you can think of. (for two, her
and her son), then I went and threw in all the food and drinks we had.
Gave her bags full.

Then upstairs to the bathroom area and took everthing they would need.
She didn't know what I was up too. Had her come over for dinner and
gave it to her. We cried...lol

I can't tell you how good it felt to help. I didn't realize how much I cared
about her until this family thing happend.

Well, that's one I can think of. Hope its good enough for your site J.
Stay cool love your show and the new pic is sweeeet.


April 16 
    Qi Shu
Fabulous Chinese Actress, born in Taipei, Taiwan on this day in 1976, is also
known as  Chi Hsu,  Qi Hsu, Shu Qi, Kei Shu, Qui Shu and Kei Su.
Has a "manic"
acting style, which (unfortunately) has won her detractors. However, she has
proved her acting credibility by winning the prestigious Golden Horse Awards
in Taiwan (regarded as the "Asian Oscars") for Best Supporting Actress. She
has also received a nomination for Best Actress from the Golden Horse Awards.
with Jackie Chan in the wonderful romantic-comedy Bor lei jun ('Gorgeous') in
1999.She was once considered to play the role of Jiao Long in Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon (2000), but lost out to Zang Zi.

Birthday's today:
Jon Cryer, Martin Lawrence, Nikki Griffith, Gerry Rafferty, Ellen Barkin,
Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), Bobby Vinton, Herbie Mann, Frederik Nilsson, Bill Belichick,
Joseph Bottoms, Fernando Vina, Christine Dea Mols, Natalie Blair, Karim Abdul-Jabbar,
Walt Williams, Elisabeth Donaldson, Bill Spooner (The Tubes), Dusty Springfield (R.I.P.)





Andrea North West United Kingdom

ANDREA SAYS: Probably too many to mention as I've been a
nurse a few years ago, so still have a genuine soft spot for
people in need.

Recentley I found out an old lady who lived near where I work had
lived all xmas with a flooded flat and no electric. Cut a long story
short, she was rehoused rapidly, after being barracaded by letters,
phone calls, and emails...sooner than she expected.

It made me realise how lucky I was just to have a

normal house.

Also how awful that people who have worked all their lives, were living
in these kind of conditions in this century. Shes buzzin', this little old lady
now and has even started with a posh accent since everything fell into
place for her.

The feeling of good deedyness is all that!

Lamia Cross Paris France

LAMIA SAYS: For me the kindest and nicest thing that I
have done is...my older girl who I had kept during 9 months
in me, then brought out for my husband's birthday ^.^#

I'm sure that he had appreciated my Birthday Present !!

Janet (Zap-Photo) New Jersey

JANET SAYS: Assisting in animal rescue, there are soooo many
animals whom I've helped to find homes for, and it's all volunteer
work, out of my passion for animals.

However, the most memorable event happened last month, in
which I was able to actively prevent a dog from being dropped
off at a shelter in NYC. This dog was a gorgeous Pit Bull- a breed
who's shelter stay is limited, if any is even offered (also, owner
surrenders can be subject to immediate euthanasia).

Here is Janet's original blog posting from Myspace*

March 7, 2007 "The Fashion Pit" Event at Max Fish. It sounded like a good way to spend a Monday night. So I contacted the person via email and asked for more information.

Upon her response, I then contacted her via Myspace and had asked if she would like to have me donate one of my photographs for the auction. She sounded very interested, but then I also mentioned that I might be able to take a portrait of some homeless animals for the event, or even for her to post online.

So this very nice lady, Sandi, said she is at the shelter on Tuesday evenings and I thought, heck, why not trek uptown (2 subway stops south of Harlem) and lend them a hand with some photographs.

Tuesday came, and I confirmed that I would be coming but that I had no idea where I was going and for all the details of where to meet her.

I arrived at 6:45 and asked one of the shelter employees to let me know where Sandi the volunteer was located. They said they would page her and I stood around and waited.

As I stood there, in walks in this middle-aged, olive-skinned man with this gorgeous male pit bull. I tried to pet him but he pulled him away saying that "he would bite". He didn't look like he would, he didn't look aggressive at all. He had a look of kindness in his eyes (with that little spark of him being a cute little devil at times as well).

The man and I started speaking and he told me that he was about to surrender this poor little guy. I was ready to take him from the man and snatch him for myself- after that pang of temptation subsided, I came back to my senses and started asking the man the reasons why he would surrender such a beautiful boy. He immediately asked me "do you think they will kill him?" I replied, "probably, do you know how many pits they have in here, especially an owner surrender with a history of "aggression"?!"

He said, "well I will just have to leave him here for him to be put to sleep and leave crying." He didn't mean it. I could see into this man's eyes that this is NOT what he wanted to do. So we began discussing the fact that his wife was ill and weak and that his nephew came up from North Carolina to try and better his life.

There were lots of things going on. This man and I spoke for over an hour about what he needed to do, why his dog was acting that way ONLY towards his wife (she was spoiling him AND submissive- give a strong-willed breed an inch and he'll take that proverbial yard!).

Monday, Remy had a scheduled appointment to be neutered. Sam, the owner, told me that Remy's groomer suggested this to help reduce his aggression and humping behavior. (NOTE: The man brings his PIT BULL to a groomer?! You don't think he loves and spoils the boy?).

So, I told Sam that if he crates his boy when the wife his home alone with him, trains him better on leash behavior and TRAINS HIS WIFE to be more assertive, things will MOST LIKELY work out the best for everyone.

I was still standing in the lobby and offered to take some photos in case he decided to rehome him, and to NOT bring him back to a kill shelter. So we continued talking and eventually we were outside and I saw the person whom I recognized to be Sandi exiting. I stopped her on her way out and told her that I had been there for over an hour talking to this guy and waiting for her to come down. She was expecting me to come upstairs but I know that most shelters don't let people go in without signing in first or without supervision, so I just waited patiently, and was so intent on getting this man to keep his dog.

Another volunteer walked in the door and I jokingly said "want him?" She was so upset, but I told her that I was trying to get him to keep his dog. She was happier hearing that!

Eventually, the man's love for his dog won out and he decided he's going to give Remy another chance. I told him he needed to "train his wife" to be more assertive, to not let his dog have access to the bed without permission to do so.

If Remy wouldn't eat dry food, she'd send out her hubby to buy Big Macs or steak to mix with his kibble! I told Sam "you know what happens when my dog won't eat his food? I take it away and he waits until his next meal to eat!"

This dog was so spoiled that he had ZERO RESPECT for his mom, and his dad's more assertive behavior was what let him lead Remy around without incident.

Sooo, it seems to be a happy ending, Sam left with Remy, and was determined to take a more assertive approach in how he handled him. He was heading down to SC this April, so even if he could no longer take care of him, Remy would be neutered, and he could rehome him to his friend's farm in SC.

He has my card in case he can't take care of him for the next month- I told him I would help him via the internet just in case�but that I wanted him to contact me regardless, so that I know how things worked out. He told his wife on the phone (he called her to tell her that he wasn't leaving Remy and that they were going to work on things- he said he may even quit his second job to spend more time with this dog!!) that I was an "angel sent from above" and that I knew a lot about dogs and was giving him great advice which he felt he could use.

I had never been to that shelter before, I just randomly agreed to go there to shoot some animals who were in need of homes, I was lingering in the foyer and didn't go upstairs to the adoption room like Sandi had expected�the series of events PUT in there to help save Remy. I was whistling and so happy I could cry!
After Sam left, the lady who had come in earlier was on her way out and asked what the outcome was.

I told her, "well, he didn't drop the dog off here!" She was so excited. Sandi was thrilled. I was almost ready to cry tears of joy.

Remy will be a survivor- My gut feeling is that he'll live a happier life and will never step foot into a shelter again.
I can sleep well tonight, (well, after I finish downloading the photos of the other pit and pit mixes who were not so lucky and were in the shelter).

Best Regards,
Janet Zap

April 13 
  Courtney Peldon
The older sister of Ashley Peldon was born in New York in 1981. Appeared
with Jonathan Taylor Thomas in Tom and Huck (1995). She later guest-
starred on "Home Improvement" (1991) as one of the girlfriends of Thomas'
character. Was voted (2002) by the film actors guild of NEPA as the young
artist that most viewers wish they dated. Has a recurring role on "Boston
Public" as 'Becky Emerson'. Also plays 'Cuxi, Cuca, and Curi' on "The Emperor's
New School". Has also had guest shots on "Entourage", "That '70s Show", and
numerous other TV shows, as well as roles in films like "Skin Walker".

Birthday's today:
Aaron Lewis (Staind), Lou Bega, Paul Sorvino, Randy Piper (WASP),
Jack Casidy (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna), Edward Fox, Julia Rose, Kristen Sargent,
Nellie McKay, Rick Schroder, Cory Yothers, Al Green, Roy Loney (Flaming Groovies),
Peabo Bryson, Ron Perlman, Terry Lester, harold Pruett, Sally McLean, Daria Lorenci,
Max Weinberg (E-Street Band), Lowell George (Liitle Feat R.I.P.), Don Adams (R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK: "NAME THAT TUNE" is over.
(scroll down for the past two weeks respones)

Sharon United Kingdom

SHARON SAYS: HA HA ...hey, the coolest band on the planet
is Pink Floyd.

No, I wouldn't call a child or a pet after them...as because my
last name is Lloyd...and you've guessed it, I was called "Floyd"
...oooops ha ha


Catherine Phoenix Arizona

Favorite band name for me would
be Pantera.

The name just sounds kinda mysterious. As for naming a
pet that, I would and yes I did actually consider naming one
of my kids (if it was a girl) Pantera and she could go by
Tera, but I had yet another boy!

Fun question Jonathan, thanks!

Marnie East United Kingdom

MARNIE SAYS: Jarvis Cocker from Pulp.

The name works on several levels: it's cryptophallic,
evocative, unique and highly memorable.


Absolutely not, because I think that children and pets should
have names that suit them and reflect their individuality.

April 12 
   Claire Danes
One of America's most popular actress's. Claire was born in New York City in 1979.
Attended the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City. Other al-
umni include singer/dancer/actress Britney Spears, actor Lee Thompson Young and
actor/singer/dancer Chris Trousdale. Grew up in SoHo. Her mother is an artist while
her father is a photographer. Completed 2 years at Yale University pursuing a degree
in psychology but never finished (2002). Her letter of recommendation to Yale Univer-
sity was written by Oliver Stone, her director on U Turn (1997). Chosen by "People"
magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1997. Has at least 4
songs written about her. The Ataris' "My So Called Life" (album: "Look Forward to Fail-
ure" EP), Size 14's "Claire Danes Poster" (self-titled album), The Five Mile Line's "Claire
Danes" ("Busride Home" demo) and "Claire Danes", a low fi indi ballad by John Parker
Music which was released on Subversive Records Limited in 2004. Was banned from the
Philippines in Sept 1998, for making derogatory remarks about the country. The Presi-
dent of the Philippines condemned her publicly. Most memorable role was in the cult-
fave version of "Romeo + Juliet" from 1996.

Birthday's today:
Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance), Phoebe Thomas, Mellow Man Ace,
Will Sergeant (Echo And The Bunnymen), Andy Garcia, Herbie Hancock, Elissa Leeds,
Paul Lo Duca, Vince Gill, David Cassidy, D.D. Verni (Overkill), Shannen Doherty,
Alexis Arguello, Alicia Coppola, Eddie Robinson, David Letterman, Natalie Durante,
Tony James (Sigue Sigue Sputnik), Charles Napier, Jodi Fleisher, Tiny Tim (R.I.P.)

Q of THE WEEK: Nearing end.
Scroll down

Chrisy London, Ontario Canada

CHRISY SAYS: I knew the answer to this question as soon as
I read it. lol

Awhile back ago I heard of this band, and I remember the first
time I heard of them thinking WOW now that is the coolest name
ever for a band. That band was Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Isn't that just a cool name...it so says rock 'n' roll.

But that said I really wouldn't fancy spending the rest of my life
calling my son or my dog "Toad". lol

Feathers Leeds England

I sat and thought about this for a while and
I know I'm at risk of being seen as quite bias (seeing as they
are my all time favourite band) but I honestly can't think of a
more original or cooler name than U2.

I remember when I first got into them as a teenager thinking it
was a cool name then and wondering how on earth they came
up with it.

Tami Phoenix Arizona

TAMI SAYS: Hey Mr. L.  I think the coolest band name I've
heard so far in life is Scary Kids Scaring Kids.

Don't know why, I don't even like their music. But the name
gets me every time.

I also like the simplicity of the band name X.

April 11 
     Cerys Matthews
I met this beautiful singer back in the days when she was the lead singer for Welsh
pop band Catatonia. Cerys was born in 1969 in Cardiff, Wales. Speaks fluent Welsh
and English, also has a firm grasp of French, Spanish and Catalan. Won 'SKY's Lungs
of the Year' 1998. Was FHM 36th `Sexiest Woman in the World' 1999. BBC Radio 1's
21st Best Female Vocalist of the Millenium. Now is a solo performer and recording
artist. Married to Seth Riddle and they have two daughters. Gave birth to her second
child, christened Johnny Natchez Jones Riddle August 2005. It was a home birth at
their Nashville, Tennessee estate. Personal quote; "I've got nothing against porno-
graphy - except all the bad knickers."

Birthday's today:
Kelli Garner, Richie Sambora, Lisa Stansfield, Emma Bing,
Monica May, Robert Fripp (King Crimson), Jason Varitek, Chris Difford (Squeeze),
Michele Scarabelli, Delroy Pearson, Sascha van Wissen, Bill Irwin, Kazuo Fukushima,
Sara Lofgren, Mason Reese, Terry Cousin, Niki Notarile, Robbie House, Peter Riegert,
Gabrielle Boni, April Ennis, Ruth Moshner, Louise Lasser, Mark Teixeira

Q of THE WEEK: "NAME THAT TUNE" continues
(see below for all response so far)

Trisha Phoenix Arizona

TRISHA SAYS: Maybe this will sound cliche to some, but
I'm going to have to say Led Zeppelin.

I love the way it sounds as it rolls off my tongue. Even when
abbreviated it sounds cool (i.e. "Let's listen to some Zeppelin")
and then of course we have the radio deejays with their "Get
the Led out".

You get the picture.

Their font looks cool too. And there's also the fact that they're
one of the greatest, most passionate rock and roll bands to ever
grace this planet!

I wouldn't name a child or pet after them though. I have other
sources of inspiration for those.

Rockin' Ranch Palmdale California

ROCKIN' RANCH SAYS: The Dead Kennedy's for an old
band, and for a new band Cradle of Filth. It says it all.

At the time when the Dead Kennedy's started it was a pretty
shocking name even for me ( I am pretty weird ) I thought it
was in poor taste but I liked it and now everybody is used to it.

I already named my kids weird names so those are out but there
are always grand kids to name!

Gilz United Kingdom

GILZ SAYS: Hi Jonathan. This will need some thinking
about. lol

I know someone who has called their cat Marilyn after
Marilyn Manson.


April 10 
   Mandy Moore
Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on this day, 1984 to Don (an
airline pilot) and Stacy (a former news reporter). After seeing the musical "Oklahoma!",
she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in singing. As a child, she performed the
National Anthem at several athletic events around her hometown of Orlando, Florida, and
became known as the "National Anthem girl". At the age of 14, while she was recording in
a studio in Orlando, a Fed-Ex worker who happened to be passing through heard her and
was interested in her talent. He happened to know someone at Sony as well. Moore work-
ed on cutting a demo and shortly thereafter signed a record deal with Sony 550 Music. At
15, her first record "So Real" was released. Her first tour was with the Backstreet Boys.
Hosted her own daytime MTV series during Summer 2000. Was named one of the 50 Most
Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002. Won at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards for Best
Breakthrough Female. Cut her hair short for movie Try Seventeen (2002). Cut her hair sh-
orter for the movie How to Deal (2003). Good friends of the Osbourne family. Mandy has
appeared in some of the episodes of their reality TV show. Ranked #67 in Stuff magazine's
"102 Sexiest Women In The World." (2002). Named #35 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the
World 2005" special supplement (2005). Named #31 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women
in the World 2006" supplement (2006). Of Irish, English, and Cherokee Indian descent.

Birthday's today:
Tim "Herb" Alexander (Primus), John Madden, Orlando Jones, Q-Tip,
Terre Roche (Roches), Steven Seagal, Don Meridith, Bunny Wailer, Laura Bell Bundy,
David Lowery (Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven), Chuck Norris, Claudia Delpin,
William Jane, Billy Jacoby, Ayesha Takia, Natasha Melnick, Alan Wren (Stone Roses),
Ken Griffey Sr., Angela Dodson, Julie Fulton, Olivia Brown, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats)

Q of THE WEEK: "NAME THAT TUNE" continues
(scroll down for all responses the past week and this week)

Suzie Laguna Naguel California

SUZIE SAYS: Jakob Dylan, son of Bob Dylan, would be
my 1st choice.

And actually that's how my son Dylan got his name.

The boy's tone deaf as all get out, but he loves music and
sings his heart out! lol

2nd place is Weezer.

Ironically, the boy has asthma, and grew up listening to
Weezer, and his occasional nickname is... ;)

Dave Phoenix Arizona

DAVE SAYS: Four come to mind:

The Screaming Blue Messiahs
Camper Van Beethoven
Joy Division (irony at its finest)
A German punk band from the late 80's named,
Die Toten Hosen. Translated: "The Dead Pants"

Peace and Rock,
Dave, Phoenix

JONATHAN: Good choices Dave, ahh, but would you name
your kids or pets any of 'em? :-)

C-Rod Charlottesville Virginia

Dio! It means god, how cool is that?

Yeah I'd name any kid that or my pet, but my pets already
have names and I don't have, nor do I want any rugrats.

April 9 
   Jenna Jameson
I know your 'Club Jenna' is still here, but why did you have to move from
Scottsdale back to Los Angeles? -LOL - Anyway, the beautiful 'Queen' of
porn is 33-years old today.
Jenna was born and raised in Las Vegas by her
father, and by the time she was 18, the bright lights were already drawing
her in. She studied ballet as a student, but it was stripping that started her
on her road to superstardom. Dancing led to nude modeling, and by her 20th
birthday she had appeared in dozens of top men's mags, including Penthouse,
Hustler, High Society and Cheri. A visit to a porn set piqued Jenna's interest in
a hardcore career, and Wicked Pictures signed Jenna to an exclusive contract
after a bidding war. It took only a few releases for Jenna to become the most
popular young starlet around. She catapulted to the top of the porn heap, and
in 1996 she scored an unprecedented triple crown by taking home the XRCO
Best New Starlet, the F.O.X.E. Video Vixen & the AVN Best New Starlet awards.
Jenna has been branching out into more mainstream projects lately, including a
featured role in Howard Stern's Private Parts (1997) film. She remains one of the
most popular pornstresses in the industry today. She is also one hell of a business
woman. There is no other like her. Is of Italian descent. Named #24 in FHM's "100
Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. Named #33 in FHM mag-
azine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.

Birthday's today:
Hugh Hefner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Parsons (Byrds), Nathan Cook,
Valerie Singleton, Rachel Stevens, Mark Kelly (Marillion), Cynthia Nixon, Leila Leigh,
Megan Connolly, Terasa Livingstone, Hal Ketchum, Emily Freeman, Avery Schrieber,
Keshia Knight Pulliam, Graeme Lloyd, Jeffery van As, Wang Yang, Austin Peck

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Tori South London England

TORI SAYS: Coolest band name or musician
for band I like is Dragonforce, for musician.

I also like 50- Cent.

But, I wouldn't call my kids by either. lol

Nicole (L) The Love Me Nots Phoenix Arizona

NICOLE SAYS: Call me a traditionalist, but I think the
Rolling Stones win this one.

I think it showed a lot of depth for them, at that time, in England,
when they were so young, to name themselves after a Muddy
Waters song. They knew where rock came from.

No. What kind of nicknames would they have? Roll? Stone?
Forget it.

It's a band name for crissake.


~Glitter~ Plano Texas

GLITTER SAYS: I always loved Ronnie James Dio.

When I got a pomeranian, I wanted to name her Dio.

But she is a female and I felt Dio would sound kewl and
then to find out it means "day" in Spanish so it kinda fits
the song "Rainbow in the Dark" since she is jet black.

Love ya Jonathan, Glitter Girl

Rozagy Birmingham England

ROZAGY SAYS: Madonna. Because it translates as My Woman -
and she appeals to both men and women (to men because they
like anything, and to women - because she empowers us).


Are you kidding? No way! That's sacrilige! (it's also a name of Virgin
Mary), and I can't imagine calling to my cat: hey, Virgin Mary, get
your ass back in! It's raining outside!

Or, you're gonna stay out all night 'cause I'm off to bed!

That wouldn't sound right, would it? LOL :-))))

See ya, Roza xxxxx

April 6 
   Myleene Klass
The musician from pop band Hersay was born Norfolk, England on this day in 1978.
On Popstars she became a member of the band Hear Say. She is now presenting CD:
UK. A year after the band broke up in 2002, Myleene released a solo classical album,
the pointedly-titled Moving On. Attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and
then The Royal Academy of Music, where she obtained a postgraduate scholarship. A
trained violinist and pianist, Myleene made her West End debut in Miss Saigon before
joining the manufactured pop outfit Hear'say. Plays the piano, harp and violin. She has
sang backing vocals for k.d. lang and Cliff Richard. After a four year, on off relationship,
she is now engaged to Graham Quinn, who used to provide security for Hear'say. Ann-
ounced that she was 3 months pregnant with her first child (April 2007). If you watch
British TV, Myleene is all over it, generally as herself.

Birthday's today:
Charles Thompson (Frank Black, Pixies), Merle Haggard, Bret Boone,
Jason Hervey, Diora Baird, Marilu Henner, Michelle Phillips (The Mama's and The Papa's),
Roy Thinnes, Nevia Stelmann, John Ratzenberger, Judith McConnell, Billy Dee Williams,
Andre Previn, Udo Dirkshneider (Accept), Johnny Dee, Oliver Miller, Alana Austin,
Dianne Brill, Lori Heuring, Ari Meyers, Roger Cook, Matthew Thomas Carey

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C-Nile� Florida

C-NILE� SAYS: That would be H20. I'm in love with
Toby Morse (the singer for H20).

And yes, my cat's name is "Toby Morse".

I'm a dork!

MisHELLe New Hampshire

MISHELLE SAYS: HI Jonathan. I would have responded
sooner, but you had me stumped.

I am going to have to go with Evanescence.

It's just very peaceful and cool sounding. And yea, I would
name a pet that, probably not a child though, names too long.


Cori James Phoenix Arizona

CORI SAYS: I know with the whole Swedish parents wanting
to name their child Metallica, that this subject is top of mind.

But I'd have to say Bullet For My Valentine is an awesome

Can't get more powerful than that. Love and hate mixed in
to one.

I don't think it would make a very good name for a kid though.

April 5 
   Krista Allen
Krista was born in 1971 in Ventura, California. Is of Portuguese heritage on her
mother's (Katherine Mary Raposa) side and Irish heritage on her father's (Daldon
Earl Allen) side. Krista grew up in Houston, Texas. Majored in education at Austin
Community College, Texas and then interned as a kindergarten teacher before she
decided to pursue her dream of an acting career.
In both "Smallville" (2001) and in
"Mutant X" (2001), played a woman who could control men with her pheromones.
started her own T-shirt line, formerly called Sex Brand is now SuperEXcellent.
Named #70 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list. Recently she played the
role of 'Bridget Keller' on the TV series "What About Brian". Also was on "Baywatch"
as 'Jenna Avid' back in 2001. Began her career as soft porn star 'Emmanulle' in 1994.

Birthday's today:
Paula Cole, Dallas Page, Dave Holland (Judas Priest),
Agnetha Faltskog (Abba), Max Gail, Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention),
Vince Gill, David LaFlamme (It's A Beautiful Day), Allan Clarke (The Hollies),
Bernie Carbo, Tasia Valenza, Ann Maxwell, Ryan Drese, Anna Uluaeus (AHA),
Ju-hyeon Lee, Cammie Lusko, Jane Asher, Michael W. Butler, Finidi George

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Gabrielle Derry Northern Ireland

GABRIELLE SAYS: Gabrielle. Cause it the same as mine.
I think it's pretty cool. lol

Would I name my child or pet that name?
Yeah no problem. Although maybe not the pet.

Would sound daft shouting "here Gabrielle". lol

Angie Bristol United Kingdom

ANGIE SAYS: Well, I named my new kitten after
Charlie Harper.

Does that count?


Niki Phoenix Arizona

I vote for The Jonbenet (Houston), just because
it's so off-the-wall and potentially offensive.

I guess I would name one of my cats Jonbenet, but never a
child, considering the fate of the namesake and all.

April 4 
   Natasha Lyonne
Played 'Opal' on "Pee Wee's Playhouse" back in the 80's. The character actress was
born in 1979 in New York City. Attended Yeshiva High School in Manhattan, where she
acted in a school production of "The Magic Garden." She and her family briefly lived in
Israel (where she filmed A Man Called Sarge (1990)). After her parents divorced, she
moved back to New York with her mother and brother while her father remained in
Israel. Father, Aaron Braunstein, is a former boxing promoter and racing car driver.
Dated & lived with actor Edward Furlong ("Terminator") (1998-2000). Was arrested by
Miami Beach police on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving
and leaving the scene of an accident. Her rented Dodge ran off the road into a traffic sign.
She was arrested about 1:45am and released after posting a bond during the day. Her
statement to the arresting officer was, "I'm a movie star. Can I talk to my entertainment
lawyer?" ( August 28, 2001). Rufus Wainwright's song "Natasha" is written about her.
Was originally set to play Candy in The Devil's Rejects (2005), but was replaced by Eliza-
beth Daily. Can be seen this year in "Goyband" as 'Fani', now in post-production.

Birthday's today:
Robert Downey Jr., Craig T. Nelson, David Blaine, Daisy Lang,
Serena Autiere, Nancy McKeon, Graeme Kelling (Deacon Blue), Claudette Mink,
Peter Haycock, Tom Byron, Jim Fregosi, Berry Oakly (Allman Brothers Band),
Steve Gatlin, Allan Houston, Heath Ledger, Kaylan Nicole, Anja Stadlober,
Joyce Giraud, Robbie Rist, Gary Moore, Scott Rolen, Rebecca Wild





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Ramona Hope British Columbia Canada

RAMONA SAYS: Duran Duran. It has 2 names, 2 syllables in
each word. The name came from a sci fi movie from the 60's.

I have never named anyone or anything Duran Duran.

To me the band's name means glamour, British new wave romantic
rock with a dash of high fashion and hot sexuality.

Bren-duh (L) Crandall Georgia

The Unsatisfied. Punk Band -
Chattanooga TN

Because it fits them - they ARE forever Unsatisfied
with everything.

Nope - wouldn't name my child or pet that - heheh.

Brenda xx

Laura Alabama

It would have to be Creed, because I've always
had my own that I live by, and will die by.

It is just a part of who you are, or are not.

April 3 
   Jennie Garth
Well known for playing 'Kelly Taylor' on Beverly Hills 90210 and 'Valerie Tyler' on
What I Like About You. Jennifer Eve Garth was born on April 3rd, 1972 in Urbana,
Illionis. When Jennie was 13, she and her family moved to Phoenix, Arizona. She
took dancing lessons and did a little modeling while living in Arizona, and she dre-
amed of going to college and later start her own dance studio. At age 15, Jennie
was discovered and encouraged to pursue an acting career by a talent scout, who
had seen her win a talent competition. Therefore, she dropped out of high school
during her junior year, and she and her mom moved to Los Angeles. After living in
LA about four months, she landed the role of 'Erica McCray' on the NBC series "A
Brand New Life" (1989). Long time sufferer of migraine headaches, for which she
has done Public Service Announcements (PSA's) on TV. Speaks Italian fluently.
Ranked #41 in VH1 Top 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Is a vegetarian.

Birthday's today:
Amanda Bynes, Eddie Murphy, Mike Ness (Social Distortion),
Melissa Etheridge, Sebatian Bach (Skid Row), Mick Mars (Motley Crue),
David Hyde Pierce, Alec Baldwin, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Jane Goodall,
Marsha Mason, Huub va der Lubbe, Dee Murray (Elton John), Allana Slater,
Curtis Stone, Lance Storm, Catherine Spaak, Gwen Welles, Jonathan Lynn,
Lyle Alzado (R.I.P.), Jan Berry (Jan and Dean R.I.P.), Marlon Brando (R.I.P.)

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Melanie DOM France

MELANIE SAYS: Nemesia. Because it refers to Nemesis
and it sounds nice.

Would I name my child or pet that?
Not my child,
but to a horse doing competitions.

Have a nice day Jonathan

Cheers, Melanie

Candy Stanton Phoenix Arizona

CANDY SAYS: I would have to go with The Smiths and
Dead Can Dance.

The Smiths because it's just so generic it's genius.

Dead Can Dance
because to me it's a celebration of a time in
our lives that calls for sadness but the name turns it around.

Celebrate the person for the life they lived.

I'll be nice to my kids and pets.

Nikki  (aka Myspace Addict) Modesto California

NIKKI SAYS: Okay...as usual...I can't choose just one:

1. Okay...Led Zeppelin.

And, I could rock the "Zep" but not the "Led" part for an animal
or child.

Also, my best friend in North Carolina has a dog named Beyonce.

And there you have it!

April 2 
   Lindy Booth
5' 7" Lindy Booth was born on this day in 1979, in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She
played Riley Grant on the Disney Channel series The Famous Jett Jackson (and
Agent Hawk in the show-within-a-show Silverstone). Other credits include guest
-starring as some different characters in two different episodes of the A&E Net-
work series A Nero Wolfe Mystery, and a recurring role in season two of the USA
Network series The 4400. Attended T.A. Blakelock High School, Oakville, Ontario,
Canada, graduating in 1998. You might remember her in the role of 'Claudia' in the
TV series "Relic Hunter" in 2001. Played 'Holly' in "Odyssey 5" in 2002-2003. Will
be in the film "Dark Honeymoon" which is now in post-production later this year.

Birthday's today: Prince Paul, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bill Romanowski, Jon Lieber,
Nicole Cherie Saletta, Rodney King, Paul Gambaccini, Linda Hunt, Don Sutton, Kristi Wirz,
Willie Green, Larry Coryell, Penelope Keith, Kerry Minnear (Gentle Giant), Victoria Jackson,
Dana Garvey, Yj Nagata, Ashley Peldon, Bethany Joy Lenz, David Robinson (The Cars),
Kurt Winter, Pamela Reed, Ron Palillo, Meryl Cassie, Shandi Sullivan, Marvin Gaye (R.I.P.)





Felicity Manchester/Brighton United Kingdom

FELICITY SAYS: Gene Louis from Bullets and Octane, and of
course, Tommy Lee. Best Rock 'n' Roll names ever!!

I really, really hope I have 2 boys, cos that's what I'm gonna
call em!!!

Oh, and nearly named my cat after Busta Rhymes. But decided
on something more cat-like instead.

Shawnrock Manhattan Kansas

SHAWN SAYS: I think the COOLEST band name is
The Hellacopters! I don't know why...it just smells of
Rock 'n' Roll!!!!

The coolest artist name...female: Joan Jett
male: Hank Williams III

To explain Hank: He is pure royalty...he carries the name
better than his daddy...and would I name one of my kids
Hank? Hell fucking yeah!!

Tracette Omaha Nebraska

TRACETTE SAYS: Wow, that is something new to think
Here's a few that I think rock!

Question Mark & The Mysterians
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Manic Street Preachers
Howlin' Wolf

I'm sure I will think of more.

Thanks for asking!