March 31 Maaya Sakamoto The 5'1" POP Superstar was born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. Maaya is fluent in Japanese and English. Gave her first U.S. concert on July 3rd at the 2005 Anime Expo in Anaheim, California. During the eight -song concert (with a one song encore), Ms. Sakamoto amazed her fans by speaking entirely in fluent English throughout the show. She was also repeatedly overwhelmed with happiness at the size and energy of the several thousand-strong crowd, much to the audience's delight. Does the Japanese dub voice over for actress Natalie Portman and Claire Danes.
Birthday's today: Rain Phoenix, Ewan McGregor, Carol Ann Plante, Rhea Perlman, Christine Barker, Herb Albert, Christopher Walken, Mick Ralphs, Alison Corino, Marc McClure, Angus Young (AC/DC), Liz Claiborne, Pat McGlynn (Bay City Rollers), Tony Brock (Babys), Anne Howard, J.R. Reid, Gabe Kaplin, Al Gore, Jeone-Eun Lim, Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis and the News), Pavel Bure, Cesar Chavez (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Ability To Survive; continues all next week (Next stop...April 1st)
Here's FAB's answer ^^yep !
So if have been sent to a remote island for a survival game, I would have "Best of Bon Jovi", and "Lord of the Rings" for my DVD !!!
And the luxery item, I would get my 44 Magnum. ^^
So, mine would be... Our W EP pack for a sweet memory with my Love, and I would have our last show DVD to keep me dreaming ^^y
For me the luxery item, I would like to have might be my Damn Familly PIX album !!!!! You know Fab and my family are all I have in LUX in this world.
Love & Peace Lamia Cross (and Fab) Paris France www.lamia-cross.com Ok. The CD is Rage Against The Machine (the first one, self titled).
The DVD is "Monty Python's Holy Grail" (it'll keep me smiling so I don't get too down in the dumps about being on a goddamn island).
Lastly, my luxery item is a box of lighters. I don't know how to do that flint shit, but I do know a couple of edible things, and I can purify water by myself, and I can build a shelter....so, I'll need some fricken fire. :)
March 30 Celine Dion Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Qu�bec, C�line Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. C�line was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Her husband is her manager. Because of her "sharp-looking" smile, Celine was known as "Vampire Queen" in high school. She has her own magazine, Celine Dion Magazine. She also endorses a line of eyewear sold in Canada and Europe. She has homes in Las Vegas and Montreal, Canada. She has over 500 pairs of shoes. Husband mortgaged his house to fund Celine's first album when she was an unknown 12-year-old. She received a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 25, 2003). Has her own brand of perfume called "Celine Dion: Parfum". Estimated in 2006 to have sold 220 million albums during her career.
Birthday's today: Lindsay Parker, MC Hammer, Piers Morgan, Julie Richardson, Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, Lene Lovitch, Grady Little, Eric Clapton, Paul Riser, Graeme Edge (Moody Blues), Warren Beatty, Astrid Gilberto, Sarah Bryce Foster, Jim Dandy (Black Oak Arkansas), Mark Consuelos, Jessica Cauffiel, Peter Marshall
Q of THE WEEK rocks on (see Monday)
Damn, that is a hard one. I would have to take Concrete Blonde-first album, and wet wipes. LOL!!!
Oh, forgot the DVD, hmm, "Under the Tuscan Sun".
I know dopey, but it mirrors my life sooo now I'm just hoping for the house in Italy and the lady bugs, LOL
Kat Somewhere in Idaho www.myspace.com/celtickat CD - "Power Ballads of the 80's". DVD - "No Mans Land part 5". Luxury Item - A Bed.
Mullet Mike Glendale Arizona www.myspace.com/themulletmike Hi Jonathan, one CD, thats a hard one. Suppose it should be a classic really, but at the moment I'm hooked on Avenged Sevenfold's "City Of Evil".
Unless of course I could take M.Shadows as my luxury item then he could sing it to me, and I could take Bruce Springsteen's "The River" instead!
The DVD would probably be "Shawshank Redemption" as it's the only film I never get tired of watching.
March 29 Elle MacPherson The 6' Elinor Nancy Gow was born in Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was "discovered" at the age of eighteen while vacationing in Aspen, Colorado, and was promptly signed to the Click modeling agency. One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 1995. One of the models who own the Fashion Cafe in New York City, along with Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell. One of the world's top fashion models. Was ranked #7 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel". Checked into the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, which offers treatment for psychological conditions and addictions. She was suffering from postnatal depression after the birth of her second child in February of October 2003. Was quoted in an Australian magazine (Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend magazine) as saying that she did not like reading things that she had not written. Has done a number of films and had guested on the TV show "Friends" numerous episodes as Janine Lecroix.
Birthday's today: Jill Goodacre, Lucy Lawless, Jennifer Capriati, Teo Filo Stevenson, Kurt Thomas, LaToya Jackson, Eric Idle, Nancy Kwan, Diane Kay, Michael Brecker, Julie Goodyear, John McLaughlin, Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), Christopher Lambert, John Major, Vangelis, Terrance Hill, Earl Campbell, Willem Ruis
Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday)
Hi . My CD would be "21st Century Ska" by Bombskare. I've known the band since they started up and I would take their CD so I could get toned up dancing to it!! ( a copy of this cd is on its way to you.)
The DVD would have to be "Breakfast At Tiffany's". It's my all time favourite. I could watch it over and over again.
My luxury item would be sun tan lotion, I burn in the sun!!!! Cheers xx Tracy (aka Suddenly I See) Edinburgh Scotland www.myspace.com/thebitch_ Okay, Well I know I'm going to die! No shampoo or hairdryer, just music huh? And, batteries.
My luxery item would be a damn boat to get me the heck out of there!
Love your questions! Angel On Fire Oregon (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) Hey good question again Jonathan. DVD, that's easy, any Ally McBeal one, will need to keep my humour level risen.
As for which CD I would take I think I'd have to pick 3 Doors Down "Seventeen", which leaves me to a luxury item...my guitar!
(That's actually from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. Hmm, no DVD or Luxery item? You are a brave one-JL)
*Snow Owl* Buffalo New York (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
March 28 Julia Stiles Already critically acclaimed for a number of youthful film roles, it's just a matter of time before fresh-faced blonde Julia Stiles reaches the height of heights as a new tier of adult talent starts hitting the screen. Born Julia O'Hara Stiles on March 28, 1981, in New York City, she is of Irish, Italian and English stock. chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" (1999). Has been in three remakes of Shakespeare plays; 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) (The Taming of The Shrew), O (2001) (Othello) and Hamlet (2000/I) (Hamlet). One of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25" . Won the 2001 Teens Choice Drama Award for her role in Save the Last Dance (2001). Is a die hard New York Mets fan.
Birthday's today: Heather Chase, Luke Walton, Diane Wiest, Ken Howard, K.C. Jones, Alf Clausen, Meagan Smith, Vince Vaughn, Reba McEntire, Rick Barry, Nikki Sanderson, Angelo Garcia (Menudo), Ged Grimes (Danny Wilson), Conchita Ferrell, Bernice King, Samuel Ramey, Shannon Mitchell, Brian Jones (Rolling Stones R.I.P.), Curt Hennig (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: The ability to survive. (see Monday)
My CD would have to be "Black Sabbath". by Black Sabbath. I have to go with my favorite band.
Kenwood, I definitely would have to take my 1500 watts of speakers though. Batteries who cares as long as they send me a life time supply.
Hmm, I'd have to say for the CD I would choose ..."And Justice For All" by Metallica. As for the DVD I would choose "The Lord of the Rings": The Fellowship of the Ring".
And, for the luxury item I would pick an acoustic guitar.
Chris Phoenix Arizona (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Well, if I think that it's a really remote Island and no one is going to find me ever I don't want to survive long, so I will take "Doctor Doolittle" DVD, and Carrie Underwood's CD to torment myself enough and find the courage to use the knife that I have as luxery item and kill myself in an old fashion Harakiri way.
(LOL-that is a great answer Alba!-JL) CD: Fleetwood Mac. DVD: 4 Season Disc of Dave Chapelle. Luxury Item: California King bed w/wetproof sheets and comforter.
Stefer Feffer Pittsburg California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
One 30 gallon trash bag filled with 4 boxes of matches, 2 gallons of fresh water, a coat that fits me, 2 changes of clothes, 4 pairs of socks, a first aid kit, a bottle of rum, a fish hook, fishing line, a pot, non perishible food, a beach towel, toiletries, insect repelent, rope, a knife, a gun and a box of ammo (the right size of course).
Hey! I have the highest award in Girl Scouting. Luxury is being prepared!
(Cover, it sounds like camping is fun with you-JL)
March 27 Mariah Carey The world renown singer/actress was born in Huntington, Long island, New York in 1970. Her parents are Patricia Hickey (Irish-American) and Alfred Roy Carey (African-American/Venezuelan). Mariah attended Greenlawn's Harborfields High School. In June of 1990 Mariah made her debut with "Mariah Carey" which entered at #73, but on August 4 1990 it reached #1. She is the only artist since the Beatles and Elvis Presley to have so many #1 singles and albums. Her highest octave is two octaves higher than normal soprano. The only female artist (and third artist or group ever) to have 17 #1 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. Named one of People Magazine's '25 Most Intriguing People of 2001'. Bought Marilyn Monroe's white lacquered baby grand piano at auction in October, 1999 for $600,000 plus commission. She has been a handful of films, and you can expect to see her on the big screen this year in "Tennessee", now in pre-production.
Birthday's today: Stacy Ferguson (Black Eyed Peas), Susan Oliver, Quentin Tarentino, Shaun Cassidy, Jennifer Grey, Dave Koz, Kerri Ann Darling, Tom van der Leegte, XuXu, Jennifer Lasky, Kristen Aldridge, Emily Ann Lloyd, J.P. Steur, Tom Sullivan, Jann Arden, Clark Datchler (Johnny Hates Jazz), Randell Cunningham, Lorelei Lanford, Corey Page
New Q of THE WEEK: YOU HAVE BEEN SENT TO A REMOTE ISLAND TO TEST YOUR ABILITY TO SURVIVE. You may have one CD, one DVD & Player and batteries, and one luxery item. That's it. What will they be?
Oh man... let's see...one CD? Like a regular store bought cd or like a burned mix disc of mp3s and shit? I won't bust yer balls. The CD is a hard one Probably "Ruby Vroom" by Soul Coughing.
If that were unavailable it would surely be Mr. Bungle's self titled CD. The clown disc or whatever.
Nyaagh, Soul Coughing"Saskatoon Is In The Room".
You turned me on to that by accident back in the Q days. Sorry I'm kinda high, drunk and tired. We just had a baby 4 days ago :)
OK, DVD is an easy one, "STAR WARS" the first, the original, and by far the best, "Episode 4 a New Hope". I saw it for my 5th birthday and it was all over.
Luxury item...honestly...a whole giant pile of pot or I'd never sleep. I'll figure out how to smoke it later.
March 26 Keira Knightley Can you say HUGE! The 5' 7" absolute beauty was born in 1985 in Teddington, Middlesex, England, and her given name Keira Christina Knightley. She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and playwright Sharman Macdonald. What I meant about huge (not her size), but playing great roles in films that people talk about. Knightley's first high profile role came in 1999, as Sabe, Decoy Queen to Natalie Portman's Queen Amidala in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" (1999). Since then she has completed an impressive array of films including "The Hole" (2001), but is probably best known for her role of tomboy footballer Jules Paxton in Gurinder Chadha's "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002). Let's not forget "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003), and in October 2004, Keira received her first major accolade, the Hollywood Film Award for Best Breakthrough Actor - Female. The remainder of 2004 saw Keira once again trying a completely new genre, this time the part-fact, part-fiction life story of model turned bounty hunter "Domino" (2005). Voted #18 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women 2005. Named #53 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.The Daily Mirror named her "Actress of the Year" in December 2005.
Birthday's today: Teddy Pendergrass, Martin Short, Amy Smart, Kenny Chesney, Leeza Gibbons, Vickie Lawrence, Ronnie McDowell, Marcus Allen, Heidi Zeigler, John Stockton, Curtis Sliwa, Erica Jong, Alan Arkin, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) Some last words on VERY FUNNY
"Sixteen Candles" is the funniest movie for me. I guess because I was in high-school during the eighties, and I could relate to all of it.
OKAY-it's been awhile and this one for sure interests me (hope it's not too late!)--what's funny!?
Well how 'bout R. Kelly's"Trapped In The Closet"?! OH, you meant INTENTIONALLY funny?! Oh well, that's a different story.
Movies--Gotta go with the following in no particular order:
"Monty Python And The Holy Grail" Mel Brooks flix, especially up until "Spaceballs" (he truly lost it with that one)
Christopher Guest flix like "Spinal Tap", "Waiting For Guffman", "Best In Show", etc.
Bill Murray flix (the only one today still living that still "has it"!): "Caddyshack", "Stripes"...then later like "Rushmore"
"Tootsie" "Airplane!" Some Woody Allen flix (disagree) "Arthur" "A Christmas Story" "Coming To America" (Eddie's last funny moments) "Defending Your Life" "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" "Fletch" "Heathers" "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" "Animal House" "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" "A Fish Called Wanda" "The Goodbye Girl" "Harold And Maude" "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" "My Cousin Vinny" "Vacation" "Blues Brothers" "Roxanne" (disagree) "Stir Crazy" (disagree) "When Harry Met Sally"
Old school flix: Marx Bros, Three Stooges shorts, Abbott & Costello (especially "Meet Frankenstein"!), WB cartoons (Buggs, Daffy), Tom & Jerry cartoons, Little Rascals/Our Gang shorts, "The Nutty Professor" (Jerry Lewis), "Dr. Strangelove", "It Happened One Night"
Stand Up--these are some of the top (again in no particular order)--
George Carlin (although now a days he's mostly just an "old bitcher") Bill Hicks (the last truly funny modern comedian) Eddie Izzard, Richard Pryor, Steve Martin
Chris Stowers Hardboiled Promotions Chicago Illinois
(*I asked a simple question, and Chris my friend, you covered quite a spectrum of film, comedians, etc. So, that's why I saved you for last.-lol -JL)
March 25 Sarah Jessica Parker Tell me if I'm wrong, but if there was a ranking for the woman who changes looks often, would SJP be #1? LOL- I think so. Anyway, she was born in 1965 in Nelsonville, Ohio. She is also one of the hardest acctresses in recent history. She is everywhere. Married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997, and they have one child. Dated John Kennedy Jr. years earlier.Lived with Robert Downey Jr. from 1984 to 1991. After ending her television run of "Sex and the City" (1998), she negotiated a multi-million dollar contract to do advertisements for The Gap clothing; a brand she never wore once in her entire "Sex and the City" (1998) show! Made her first TV special at the age of 8. Ranked #39 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Birthday's today: Marcia Cross, Nick Lowe, Sheryl Swoops, Paul Michael Glaser, Aretha Franklyn, Richard O' Brien, Gloria Steinem, Elton John, Jean Potvin, Bonnie Bedelia, Haywood Nelson, Sean "Hollywood" hamilton, Kelly Garrette, Lee Mazilli, Mary Gross, John Stockwell, Dan Wilson, Hoyt Axton (R.I.P.)
Maz dared to put this up on site! So I did. (English humour, doncha know) Tommy Cooper was definately a King of Comedy!! Tommy Cooper funnies. Bless Tommy Cooper.
1. Two blondes walk into a building... you'd think at least one of them would have seen it. 2. Phone answering machine message - "...If you want to buy marijuana, press the hash key..."
3. A guy walks into the psychiatrist wearing only Clingfilm for shorts. The shrink says, "Well, I can clearly see you're nuts." 4. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.
5. I went to the butchers the other day and I bet him 50 quid that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, "No, the steaks are too high." 6. My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.
7. A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you can't, I've cut your arms off".
8. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a muscle.
9. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it.
10. Our ice cream man was found lying on the floor of his van covered with hundreds and thousands. Police say that he topped himself. *I dare ya to post that!! (I did Maz, but 25 was a lot, so I stuck with ten-JL)
For funniest movie I'll go with "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and the film-short "George Lucas In Love".
Favorite comedians include Lou Reed (listen to the live album, "Take No Prisoners"), Shelley Berman, Lenny Bruce, Bob Newhart, and George Carlin. Was Tom Snyder a comedian? I've been watching the DVD that just came out with the Punk/New Wave acts that appeared on his show and he's pretty funny.
David Sadof Radio Personality Houston Texas
Comedians? Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Stooges, Peter Sellers,Peter Cook, Billy Connelly, Lee Evans, Jim Carey, Catherine Tate, and Monty Python.
Funniest Movie? Can't have just one! "Life of Brian"...Monty, when it was first released.
March 24. Alyson Hannigan You know this face. Cute as a button, and all over television and movies. The 5' 6" actress was born in Washington, DC, 1974. Began her acting career in Atlanta at the young age of 4 in commercials sponsoring such companies as McDonald's, Six Flags, and Oreos. She is a seasoned television actress veteran, \ guest starring in "Picket Fences" (1992), "Roseanne" (1988), "Touched by an Angel" (1994) and the "The Torkelsons" (1991) before starring in her most notorious role yet in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) as Willow Rosenberg. Came to film fame in "American Pie" and all the sequels. The producers of American Pie (1999) originally wanted her to play the role of Heather, but she wanted to play the role of Michelle because she thought it was funnier. Now she stars in the brand new comedy "How I met your mother", a hit-show, from CBS. Graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1992. Has a tattoo of tribal dolphins on her ankle, and a japanese kanji, for luck and happiness, on her back. Her wedding was featured in the February 2004 issue of InStyle Magazine. Owns a mansion in Sacramento, California. Is Irish-American.
Birthday's today: Kelly LeBrock, Lara Flynn Boyle, Patti LaBelle, Payton Manning, Nena, Tommy Hilfiger, Star Jones, Raimond van der Gouw, Hanna Alstrom, Olivia Burnette, Donna Pescow, Bob Mackie, Luke Edwards, Charlotte Hobrough, Lee Oskar (War). Denny McClain, Larry Wilson, Ryan Styles, Jesus Alou, Barry "Brooklyn Brawler" Horowitz, Steve Lang (April Wine), Tania Saulnier, Steve McQueen (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Very FUNNY: Almost over.
"Dumb and Dumber" is the funniest movie and Peter Kay cracks me up. Hi btw.
Gayle (aka Scorpiolass) Wales United Kingdom www.myspace.com/scorpiolass68 Funniest movie? Wow This is a hard one for I watch a lot of movies but funniest lately is "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" with Pitt and Jolie. That movie was just a classic case of how you think you know someone. Laughed so hard I fell out of my chair.
March 23 Natascha McElhone This face is getting more familiar in film. The tall 5' 8" mostly redhead was born in Hampstead, London, England in 1971. She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for three years, graduating in 1993, before beginning her career in the theatre. She debuted on British television in "Bergerac" (1991) and three years later played an army officer in "Breed of Heroes"(1994) , a BBC drama production. Other television credits include her appearance in an episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" (1992), also in 1994. In 1996, Natascha made her film debut in "Surviving Picasso" (1996) and starred in the acclaimed Dennis Potter TV mini-series "Karaoke" (1996) (mini). Since then she has appeared in a handful of other films, the most successful of these being "The Truman Show" (1998), though in 2002 alone she made five films, including "City of Ghosts" (2002) and "Killing Me Softly" (2002). Let's not forget she was in "FeardotCom". Look for her in a few films in 2006.
Birthday's today: Amanda Plummer, Poe, Louie Anderson, Ric Okasek (Cars), Katie Piel, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, Moses Malone, Rebecca Corry, Nicholle Tom, Jason Kidd, Anna Bocci, Yasmeen Ghauri, Gail Porter, Chaka Khan, Mike Remlinger, Anna Moret, Keri Russell, Patricia Richardson, Jennifer and Michelle Steffin, Marti Pelow (Wet Wet Wet),
Q of THE WEEK winding down: (see Monday)
Okay...I'm gonna cheat a little on this one. I have a personal Top 10 funniest movies. 1. "Zoolander" Ben Stiller is awesome. If you've ever known a vain man and forced to deal with the morbid vanity of pop culture...this is one of the best ever. The "walk off" scene...the "I think I have the black lung, pop" scene and the "Orange Mocha Cappucino/Freak Gasoline Fight" scenes HURT ME every freakin' time I see them.
2. "The Jerk" Steve Martin is ridiculously funny in this movie. What a bizarre concept. I laugh every time.
3. "Old School" Okay...this one just rocks from beginning to end. Too many hilarious scenes to mention. Blue...will always be my boy.
4. "Pootie Tang" Sah-dah-tay...when the chick throws young Pootie Tang's Big Wheel out of her apartment window...super funny...to me anyway.
5. "There's Something About Mary" The bathroom zipper scene and Matt Dillon being psychotic...made this one for me.
6. "The Big Lebowski" I just love this movie for some reason. Love it Love it Love it.
7. "Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2" Probably one of the most intense and cleverly written movies EVER. Tarantino is GOD. Yeah there's gore...yeah there's blood...yeah a bunch of people die...but this whole cast is amazing...and the humor is brutal. I should have put this one at the top.
8. "Raising Arizona" Good GOD. Okay...if you can watch this movie without laughing until you hurt...something is severely wrong with you.
9. "Monty Python & The Holy Grail" The insanity of it all...it's awesome!
10. "The Blues Brothers" This movie...the actors...the soundtrack...one of my all time FAVORITES! There's a place in the Mojave Desert, just outside of Barstow, CA called Peggy Sue's Diner....they have life-sized resin cast figures of Belushi and Aykroyd dancing...if I could have bought them...I would have on the spot!
As far as my all time favorite comedians...they're all dead. The late Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor, and Mitch Hedberg.
Sorry my response was so long...but I own every single one of those movies, and I am a comedy FREAK...so I had to be honest and not leave anything out, and to me those movies were all different and special to me. (Nik, this is a great list of films, so the length didn't concern me at all. excellent job of taking the time and thought-JL)
Nikki Thomas (aka Myspace Addict) KWYEFresno California www.myspace.com/nikkithomas The funniest movie of all-time is difficult to choose!
My first thought was "Dude, Where's My Car?". I know it was lacking in super intelligent dialogue, but that's what made it funny.
My second thought was, of course, Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail. It's a classic! I think I'll have to say it's a tie between those two movies.
As far as the funniest comedian...hands down, it's Dennis Leary. I think that his personality is very similar to mine and that's why I can relate to him so well. :)
As far as the movie goes, I cannot sit through Monty Python's Holy Grail without SQUEALING out loud. No lie. I am so noisy during that flick. I LOVE it. But, that's the evil inherent in the system! LMAO. Sorry.
Ummmm...Steven Wright, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy and that dude that did Politically Incorrect. I can't pick one.
So there's all of them. Especially Steven Wright and Chris Rock though. Love 'em. (Cory, the dude from Politically Incorrect, is Bill Maher, and he does one of my favorite shows, "Real Time" on HBO.-JL)
Cory James Rock Chick 98KUPD Phoenix Arizona www.myspace.com/theradioqueen "Shaun of the Dead" Why? Because it was ridiculously funny which suits my sense of humour.
March 22 Reese Witherspoon The 5'2" star of "Walk The Line" absolutely nailed her role as June Carter -Cash. Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reese was introduced to the entertainment industry at a very early age. At age 7, she began modeling. This led to appearances on several local television commercials. In 1990, she landed her first major acting role in Robert Mulligan's The Man in the Moon (1991). After many films like; "Fear" (1996), "Freeway" (1996), "Pleasantville" (1998), "Cruel Intenions" (1999), her breakthrough role came as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde (2001). The movie was huge box-office smash and established Reese as one of the top female draws in Hollywood. The next year, she scored a follow-up hit with Sweet Home Alabama (2002) which went on to gross over $100 million dollars at the box office. In 2006, she took home the best actress Oscar for her role as June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line (2005). She is now the 'IT GIRL'. She is simply awesome!!!
Birthday's today: William Shatner, Stephanie Mills, Jessica Darling, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jeremy Clyde (Chad and Jeremy), Bob Costas, Serge (Saska and Serge), Glen Campbell. Lena Olin, Randy Hobbs (McCoys), George Benson, Matthew Modine, Keith Relf (Yardbirds), Dax Griffin, Pete Wyle, M. Emmet Walsh, Suzzane Sulley (Human League), Kim Yun-Jung, Laurie Sargent (Face To Face), Pieter Christiaan, Fran Sheehan (Boston), Pat Robertson, Jon Hassell, Wolf Blitzer, Brian Shaw, May Britt, Marcus Camby, Shawn Bradley
Q of THE WEEK continues: (see Monday)
The funniest film. "It Happened One Night".
Funniest Comedian. Charles Chaplin.
Gabrielle London England www.myspace.com/gabrielleandersen Hi Jonathan. I don't really have a single favorite funny movie, but I do remember having tears while watching "Eulogy".
We also got a kick out of "Deuce Bigelow, European Gigilo" , and I will always love watching "This is Spinal Tap", "Mystery Men", "Meet the Fockers", "The 40Yr Old Virgin", "Life of Brian", "Pulp Fiction", and "Valley Girl".
As for comedians, I haven't watched any standup comics in years and am not very familiar with current comedians. My boyfriend loved Richard Pryor and Chris Farley, but I can only think of Jeanine Garaffalo and Dave Chapelle.
I remember watching Seinfield on Comedy Central years before his show, and always remember his script about when there is a hair in the shower and you try to splash water on it to get it down the wall without ever touching it. Who knew what a big star that goofy, neurotic comedian would turn out to be! He was always a funny comic!
Best Regards Janet (aka Interplanet Janet) New Jersey www.myspace.com/interplanet The funniest movie I have ever seen has to be "Wedding Crashers".
The reason behind it was the ultimate scene when the guy is tied to the bed...but all of it was great!
The funniest comedian...is George Carlin.
ME Nampa Idaho www.myspace.com/sn0white68 Hi Jonathan! "Waterboy". I ABSOLUTLEY LOVEAdam Sandler and he is so friggin hilarious and real. That's why I like the movie so much and him, he's REAL!!!!!! The real deal. He hasn't let fame go to his head, he appears on shows in "regular" clothes! Hell, even sweats! I love that about him.
Comedian? Hmm...I would have to say Hugley? I cannot think of his first name...you know who I'm talking abou tho.
He cracks me up!!!!!! Seriously!!!!!!!!!!! I love his work!!!!!!!!!!!
The absolute funniest movie of all time in my oppinion would have to be "Jack Frost Revenge of the Mutant". I was totally drunk when I first saw it and could not stop laughing.
There are 2 comedians who always makes me laugh...Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. Chris Rock has been around for a long time and still makes me laugh.. Dave Chappelle hasn't been around that long but always makes me laugh when he makes fun of the media.
Ummm no idea. lol I tend to watch more sci fi and martial arts.
Kristiana Staffs United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) Funniest movie, thats a hard one! Could be "Blazing Saddles"?
Always cracks me up, so does Steve Martin's "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid". I'm also a big fan of Monty Pythons "Life of Brian". (not sure if you got that over the pond). (Absolutely Michele. Anything by Monty Python has been huge in the States for years-JL)
Comedians are difficult too. I like Steve Martin, but also some English comedians like Jasper Carrot.
Joey Gusto Program Director WBER Rochester New York
March 21 Ananda Lewis The tall 5" 8" beauty wasnamed by PEOPLE magazine one of their "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2000. Born Sarasvati Ananda Lewis in 1973 in San Diego, California. Is of Black and Native American heritage. Education: B.A. History, Howard University. (January 2004) Starred in the Celebrity version of the Mole-Yucatan. (May 2005) Co-host for The L.A. Radio Station 100.3 The Beat's Morning Show. Ananda also had her own TV show for a short time, called "The Ananda Lewis Show".
Birthday's today: Rosie O' Donnell, Matthew Broderick, Timothy Dalton, Anna Bolling, Guy Chadwick (House Of Love), Vanessa Branch, Vivian Stanshall, Rachel MacFarlane, Brad Hall, Lara Naszinsky, Kassie Wesley, Rosemary Stone (Sly And The Family Stone), Gemma Catlin, Wei Wang, Anne-Sophie Briest, Shawon Dunston, Jennifer Lyn Jackson, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Peter Banks (Genesis), Marie -Christine Barrault, Cynthia Geary, Laura Allen, Jean Marie Hon, Tom Flores, Chris Candido (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: VERY FUNNY (see Monday)
My all-time funniest movie is "American Pie". I think we've all been one of those characters at one point in our high school lives!
My all-time favorite comedian has got to be Robin Williams. That man has come up with some crazy stuff!!
Max Tolkoff's"Sin City". It's a gas. Comics...Bill Hicks.
Lenny Diana Program Director WRZX Indianapolis Indiana (*Lenny, you crack me up. Somehow you work Max Tolkoff into all your answers. The 'fat man', who is supposed to a friend of mine, hasn't been in contact for ages, and still stinks about returning phone calls. Do me a favor. Next time you have contact with Max, tell him I said hi, and a friendly fuck off!-JL) Hi, The funniest movie I have seen, is "Caddyshack".
Everything about the movie is funny and there are no slow parts.
My favorite funny scene from a movie would be "Wayne's World" when they are in the car and "Bohemian Rhapsody" is playing. I cannot watch that without cracking up. I don't really like the movie, but that scene is great!
It gets better everytime I watch it and had totally stood the test of time! As for comedians...Lee Evans makes me chuckle like a chimp!
The fact he's really nervy and gets stagefright only adds to the nervous energy of his comedy. His observations and facial contortions make for great laffs!!!
(Hiya Jon...hope this answers your ques sufficiently!! The site has been a great read of late...really interesting to see how a wide spectrum of people think and observe life.) Keep up the great work!! sarX (Thanks Sarah, that means so much to me-JL)
It is one of the best movies ever. Reese won the Oscar not only because she was good in "Walk The Line". She was GREAT in "Freeway"!
Margaret Cho, Kathy Griffin and Judy Tenuta are three kickass comedians!
Ginger Coyote Hollywood California www.myspace.com/gingercoyote "Without a Paddle" It's a fairly odd scenario. 3 city slickers get lost in the wilderness as they take on their childhood treasure hunt. Along the way they make some serious fun of all the classic movies as well as some serious spoofs that would obviously never happen in real life. Such as a bear taking away Seth Green's character "Dr. Mott" to feed him as her cub.
Conan O'Brien. I don't think I've seen any of his shows, monologues especially, that haven't amused me.
March 20 Jane March The 5' 2" average actress was born in Edgware, London, England in 1973. Her birthname is Jane Horwood. She has a brother Jason. Jane hasn't had a lot of success unfotunately. Began acting in 1992 in small parts, and really hasn't really been hired for anything of substance. It shows that not all actors and actresses do 'make it' in show business.
Birthday's today: Theresa Russell, Holly Hunter, Ashley Moore, John de Lancie, Tanya Boyd, Jimme Vaughn (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Richard Drummie (Go West), Mookie Blaylock, John Wetton (Asia), Yuka Nomura, Guy Perry (Motels), Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake and Palmer), Carl Risinger, Bryan Genesse, Norman Tome, Jerry Reed, Hal Linden, William Hurt, Bobby Orr, Pat Riley, Fiona Wade, Fred "Mr. Rogers' Rogers.
New Q of THE WEEK rolls on: VERY FUNNY What is the absolute funniest movie of all-time to you? Why?
Also, who is the outright funniest Comedian that just cracks you up every time?
"Welcome to the Dollhouse" Because it is just absolutely ridiculous.
Uh uh uh...whats his name...Hedberg? The comedian that died from like heroin or something. I watched a stand up of his and laughed my ass off. (Tish, his name is Mitch Hedberg-JL :-))
(here is a series of e-mails between me and Shower-JL) Shower-"Afro Whores". Me-? Shower- haha, kidding...uhmmm... "Jarold and KummiGo ToWhitecastle". Me-? Shower-Lol, I'm kinda tired it's 3:45 am.. haha. So don't mind me. Me- No problem, I understand. Shower- Tom Green and Jim Carrey.
(I rather enjoyed this exchange. Thanks Shower-JL)
Steph (aka-The Shower Curtain) The Great Wall of Corn (Cornwall) Canada www.myspace.com/stephinch Off the top of my head, funniest comedian - Dylan Moran.
Funniest film. Thats harder. Probably classic like - "Life Of Brian". And, it's soooooo good to quote!!!!!
March 19 Rachel Blanchard The popular 5' 8" Canadian actress was born in 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Rachel attended Havergal college, an all girls school in Toronto. After high school she went on to attend Queens university in Kingston, Ontario Canada. She later dropped out, however, when she got offered the role of Cher in the "Clueless" (1996) TV series. To prepare for her role as Cher, Rachel actually did go to some high schools in L.A. where she was surprised to find out that the scene was somewhat like the movie portrayed. Enjoys playing hockey in her spare time. Hair was dyed red for Road Trip (2000) because the producers wanted her to have a different look from Amy Smart. Voted in at #37 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, UK edition. [June 2002] She has worked with both the London-twins. With Jason London in "The Rage: Carrie 2" (1999) and with Jeremy London in "7th Heaven" (1996).
Birthday's today: Bruce Willis, Glenn Close, Ashley Head, Simmone Mackinnon, Rick Mirer, Billy Sheenen (Mr. Big), Ricky Wilson (B-52's), Myung-Wha Chung, Derek Longmuir (Bay City Rollers), Renee Taylor, Paul Atkinson (The Zombies), Liam Jewell, Phyllis Newman, Ruth Pointer (Pointer Sisters), Nadine Kirschon, Shelly Burch, Denny Albee, Alaina Castro, Philip Roth, Terry Hall (Colourfield) Q continues
"Spinal Tap"! Coz it just is! It rocks!
Lee Evans. (Comedian)
Donna (aka Rockbabe) Middlesex England www.myspace.com/rockbabe Hello Jonathan ^^y The absolute funniest movie of all-time to me is "There's Something About Mary"
'Cause there's some Crazy scenes on this movie, and everytime I watch it I'm rolling on the floor. And, the outright funniest comedian that just cracks me up every time...he is rather a actor than comedian but I love Robin Williams ^^ (especially in "Mrs. Doubtfire")
I thought about this for awhiile, and realize that I haven't seen lots of movies that are classic funny movies, but the one that pops into my head is "Johnny Dangerously" with Michael Keaton and Marilu Henner.
I remember cracking up over it several times in the 80s. Lines like "Do you know your last name's an adverb?" Don't know why, but I think that's funny. Also the funny mispronounciations of words due to an over-the-top Italian accent were funny.
Funniest comedian for me overall would have to be Steve Martin followed closely by Ellen Degeneres.
Maggie Keane Phoenix Arizona
March 18 Sophia Myles The 5'6" daughter of a Vicar was born in 1980 in London, England. She was accepted at Cambridge University to study Philosophy after getting straight As at A-level. However she chose to pursue her acting career. Has an exceptionally good ear for accents. Her skills include Horse Riding, Skiing, Skating, Swimming. Films you might know her from are; "From Hell" (2001), "Underworld" , as 'Erika' (2003), and again as 'Erika' in "Underworld: Evolution" (2006). Look for Sophia in "Art School Confidential" this year.
Birthday's today: Brad Dourif, Scott Podsednik, Vanessa Williams, Queen Latifah, Michael Rapaport, Christina Ferguson, Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), John Updike, Jamie West-Oram (The Fixx), Bonnie Blair, Vanessa Lee Evigan, Wilson Pickett, Irene Cara, Charlotte Roche, Charlie Pride, Kevin Dobson, Rick "The Model" Martel
Q of THE WEEK: VERY FUNNY continues.
Delirious with Eddie Murphy, so I guess I answered both!!!!
I really did pee a little. It was 20 years ago I believe, and I will never forget!!!!
March 17 Marisa Coughlan The 5' 6" actress known mostly for her large amount of televison guest roles, was born in 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mostly you know of her from "Boston Legal". She went to the University of Southern Californa where she majored in Theatre and French. Spending her junior year in Paris. Including French Marisa is fluent in four languages. She currently resides in Studio City, California with her two dogs: Hall and Oates. Winner of the Movieline Young Hollywood "One to Watch" award in 2001. Ranked #34 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). Loves baking and makes delicious seven layer treats called the "Bars" from an old Minnesotan family recipe.
Birthday's today: Gene Ween, Patrick Duffy, Janet Gardner (Vixen), Gary Sinise, Wally Stocker (Babys), Kurt Russell, Clare Grogan (Altered Images), Patty Boyd, Roxanne Hall, Rob Lowe, Van Conner (Screaming Trees), Terry Hall (Fun Boy 3), Jill Meyers, Patricia Ford, Ian Gomm, Danny DeVito, John Sebastian, Vicki Lewis, Mia Hamm, John Hall, Danny Ainge, Sandi Higgins, Billy Corgan (Nirvana R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Very Funny (see Monday) *Again, due to a great response, this Q will continue through the weekend, all next week.
"Christmas Vacation" with Chevy Chase. I never get tired of seeing him kick that reindeer, or when Randy Quaid says "Now Clark...you go on now and git yerself somethin' reeeealll nice from me and family...and don't be gittin' too comfortable with my RV because we are taking it with us when we leave in three or four months."
Ohhhh, and "European Vacation"..."Hey kids...look, Big Ben, Parliament, oh, there it is kids, Big Ben, Parliament. Uh, Parliament...BIG BEN".
Summer James Actress Los Angeles California www.Rocktheworldgirl.com Hell, Hello I like what you're doing with your page and I must say that I am glad you aren't another creep just tryin' to get an add to bug the crap out of me (HAHA) (Thank you Amanda-JL)
Well, let's see I don't see a lot of movies, but I will say recently a really funny movie I saw was called "Dirty Love". I don't know why but it got to me. (HAHA)
And, Ron White would be the comedian of the moment. I love stand-up so there is a lot, but I'll stick with him for this Q.
Have a good one, cheers back, Amanda (aka Bubble Queen!) Bremerton Washington www.myspace.com/missbubblequeen Wow hard question. There are a lot of great movies and great comedians and I dont know if I can pick just one let me think....ok, I dont know, in the old genre I love Danny Kaye and the "Inspector General" and now it's "Liar Liar" with Jim Carrey.
Don't know if that counts? I just cannot choose just one. haha
Baby Tattoo Katwijk, Zuidholland Netherlands (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) My favorite comedy movie of all time: "JACK-ASS". Sure it's a bit crude, juvenile with a touch of bizarre sick & twisted humor, but I love that stuff. Knoxville, Party Boy, Margera, Wee-Man and Steve-O are not only funny but great skaters too. This is a plus!! Throw in some killer music and a few celebrity guests like Tony Hawk, who needs a plot!! "Jack-Ass" gets 5 stars.
The best comedian: Sam Kinison. No topic too taboo for this son of a preacher man. Following in the footsteps of the great Lenny Bruce, he left a huge mark on standup comedy before his untimely death. Sam was the "rockstar" of stand-up who lived life fast and hard.
With friends like Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses, and Ozzy Osbourne, most of whom appeared in Sam's videos, it was all about Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll. He died in 1992 but his DVDs and CDs live on and are a must for any collector.
Aldo Rox (aka Micky Rage) San Francisco California www.myspace.com/mickyrage Hey Jonathan, I have so many favorite funny movies. One of the most memorable was the movie "Greed".
I liked it because it had some valuable teaching in it as well as being funny.
March 16 Brooke Burns Remember the short lived reality show "Dog Eat Dog"? The 5' 9" leggy Brooke was the host. She was born in Dallas, Texas in 1978 and started modeling at age 15. She has done a few films in guest roles, but has been all over television since 1989. Dated Bruce Willis for ten months from 2003 to 2004. Named #31 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. The former "Baywatch" girl was in in a Los Angeles hospital since November 11, 2005, from breaking a bone in her neck after diving into a pool at her home. Recovered, she will be in a TV series "Pepper Dennis" as 'Kathy' this year.
Birthday's today: Nancy Wilson (Heart), Rodney Peete, Todd McFarlane, Tara Buck, Laura Foy, Jimmy Nail, Bernardo Bertolucci, Wendy Wason, Annette Renneberg, Patty Griffin, Erik Estrada, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Chuck Woolery, Isabelle Huppert, Amy Dunne, Ozzie Newsome, Tammi Terrell, Mandy Ashford, Kate Nelligan, Monica Cruz, Scott Lenz, Contessa Brewer, Peaches Geldof, Laura Graham
Q of THE WEEK: Very Funny (see Monday)
People might think I'm crazy for saying this but the only movie that has made me wanna die laughing lately is "Napoleon Dynomite".
There is something about the realism of the situations and characters that just make a person split a gut.
Next to that, I when I want to laugh I'll watch the "Trailer Park Boys" TV show. And I also understand that a movie is in the works. I can't wait for that to come out.
Ramona Western Canada (rainy) www.myspace.com/the0shimagirl I have a few. "Deuce Bigalow", "American Gigolo", "Dumb and Dumber", and "Tommy Boy" are at the top of my list.
Elf Instanbul ("hope to be in L.A.. by '06") www.myspace.com/elfoceanid Allo Jonathan, My most favourite cheery-uppy film of all time is "Withnail And I". I've seen it more times than any other film and it's endlessly quotable. Trouble is though, it makes me want to indulge in ridiculous drinking games every time I see it.
Favourite comedian? Hmmm...I think either Peter Kay, Dylan Moran or Tony Hancock. Can't narrow it down any further than that I'm afraid!
David Chappelle is one comedian I just look at and laugh even when some of the skits aren't funny (majority are)...his imitations are hilarious.
Stefanie Pittsburg California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) Ooow that's a hard one...lemme think!! Me and my sis...yeah we're the funniest together FO SHO!! lol .. Well I guess we're not famous enough. (hahaha) I do got some tape...LOL Naaee, I'll be serious now...well I like the actor of the movie "Corkey Romano" a lot but I dont know his name!! (Chris Kattan from "Saturday Night Live" fame-JL)
And, the movie a "Diary of a Mad Black Woman", that Madea character is soooooooo funny!!
But where I do laugh the most with is the cut scenes who where the actors start laughing or saying it wrong. I crack my head with those clips..
Billy Connolly and Eddie Izzard! Funniest movie? one time, at band camp.....
Michael Halloran APD/MD KZBT 94.9 San Diego California
March 15 Bonnie-Jill Laflin The 5'7" aspiring sportscaster was born in Texas in 1976. Bonnie-Jill is one of the most successful and sexiest professional cheerleaders the entire world of sports has ever produced. Won Miss Dallas/Fort Worth USA title in 1998. Won NBA Cheerleader of the Year title in 1994 while a member of the Golden State Warriors Cheerleading Squad. Received a Super Bowl ring for the 1995-96 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers cheerleading squad and joined the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders in 1997. Has been to every Super Bowl since 1995. Hosts her own sports site at WildOnSports.com. Recently became a Frederick's of Hollywood Model. One of the only people to have both a NFL Super Bowl ring (49ers) and NBA Championship ring (Lakers). Named #89 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Birthday's today: Penny Lancaster, Steve Coy (Dead Or Alive), Bret Michaels (Poison), Sabrina Salerno, Terrence Trent D'Arby, Harold Baines, Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), David Cronenberg, Bobby Bonds, Craig Wasson, Judd Hirsch, Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Laura Carrington, Stomu Yamash'ta, Mike Love (Beach Boys), Anne Nahabedian, Fabio, John Tardy (Obituary), Chris Bruno, Ellen Thompson, Dorindo Katz, Ry Cooder Q of THE WEEK: Very Funny(see Monday)
Funniest movie ever is "Shaolin Soccer". I can watch this movie over and over again and crack up each time.
There's so many funny scenes: The part where they break into a Michael Jackson dance routine and the part where Stephen Chow beats up the street punks with the soccer ball or where the monks find their Kung Fu again after almost getting beat by the ruffians just to name a few.
Funniest comedian is of course, Stephen Chow.
Shang Sacramento California (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
My all time funniest, most favorite movie is "THE JERK", starring Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters.
Why is it the funniest to me? "HE HATES THESE CANS!"....nuff said. Peter Sellers.
Shawn RockMorning Co-host and Promotions Director Manhattan, Kansas 101.5 KMKF K-Rock www.myspace.com/cherrybombd71 Hey Jonathan, It's great to hear from you! I think the funniest movie I've ever seen is "Planes, Trains & Automobiles".
I'd have to say one of the funniest comedians is Jim Carrey.
"Hollywood Shuffle" is one of my favs. The jokes, the stereotypes, the double meanings. And to think Robert Townsend did it with his buddies and credit cards. Pretty amazing job I think.
Victor Lentini Promotion Universal Records Chicago Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org Hmmmm....funniest movie in the history of history. That's tough. Really tough as the minutes go by and I don't type anything. "Dumb and Dumber", "Major League", "Old School", "National Lampoon's Vacation".
There are so many good ones. However, I'm gonna have to stay "Ace Ventura Pet Detective". ALWAYS makes me pee myself.
I also have to mention early Adam Sandler movies. "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" get me everytime, no matter what. I'll always watch those if they're on TV or just put them in if it's been too long since I've seen them.
As for bestest comedian on the face of planet Earth. Of course that monkey Dane Cook is funny as shit. Eddie Murphy's stand up was second to none, but I'm gonna go with a lesser known. A guy by the name of Mark Gross. He's a writer/producer for the show "Rodney" on ABC, I think "Tuesday's".
Anyway, he is BY FAR the funniest stand up that nobody knows. For whatever reason he just never got the publicity of some of the others. People that like Dane Cook though, will like Mark Gross. Not the same, but similiar enough. I'll even give Mark a plug. He has a new comedy CD out called "Meet Mark Gross". DEFINITELY worth the benjamins.
David Cross wins - hands down! "Squagles! Don't be oppressed by the tyranny of round." That is funny shit!
Corey O'Brien On-Air.APD.Imaging.Sales Assistant KXRK-X96 515 S 700 E 1C Salt Lake City, UT 84102 direct line: email@example.com
March 14 Melissa Reeves If you are a 'Soap' fan, then you know this face. If you have watched "Days Of Our Lives", you definately know the face. The 5' 6" blonde has played Jennifer Horton Deveraux from 1985-1995-2000 to present. Born in Eatontown, New Jersey in 1967. Met husband, Scott Reeves, when he was part of the cast of "Days of Our Lives" (1985). They married in 1990 and have two children. Nickname is "Missy".
Birthday's today: Megan Follows, Billy Crystal, Rick Dees, Jordan Taylor Hanson (Hansons), Scarlett McAlister, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Wes Unseld, Rita Tushingham, Julie Lamb, Quincy Jones, Micael Caine, Michelle Duncan, Jasper Carrott, Boon Gould (Level 42), Jerry Jeff Walker, Kate Maberly, Meredith Salenger, Jean Butler, Laura Leighton, Angela Lin, Theresa Hayes, Russell Todd, Kira Turnage, Adraian Zmed, Kirby Puckett (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Very Funny continues (see yesterday)
My vote goes to "Shaun Of The Dead". Dave Chappelle kills me.
Howie Klein Former President Reprise Records Los Feliz California Funniest film ever for me is "Something About Mary". Just love the sense of humour in it and has you laughing from the beginning to the end.
Chris Rock. He's really the only one. I'm very picky when it comes to comedians.
Funniest movie of all time - well, to be honest, every year that passes all the old funny movies get less and less funny to me. They're still good, just not as funny. So my favorite comedy is always going to be the most recent. Currently it's "The 40 Year Old Virgin".
I'm going to cheat. "Kingpin", because it was 'different' at the time. "Life Of Brian", because it's a CLASSIC after all these years. "Holy Grail", purely for the line: "Go away you naughty K-ni-ght or I will taunt you some more" (said in a ott French accent obviously).
Eddie Izzard, WITHOUT a doubt. Any man that can wear lipstick and high heels AND be extremely sexy with it, well what more can I say.
1) "OH BROTHER WHERE ART THOU" - I hate Clooney but this was the best character he's ever played. All the characters were so over the top and the story was juts hysterical. 2) "THE PRODUCERS" (the original) - Mel Brooks at his finest. 3) "MY FAVORITE YEAR" - The all time best bathroom scene ever, "Hey, this is for ladies." "Madam, so is this, but every so often I have to pass a little water through it."
As far as comedians, Chappelle, hands down.
WillobeeProgram Director102.7 EQX - THE REAL ALTERNATIVE Manchester Vermont www.WEQX.COM Listen on-Line
March 13 Rachael Bella The young 5'6"was born in a small town in South Dakota (1984) where she Lived until she was three years old. (Her parents divorced shortly afer her birth.) At three, she moved to New York where her mother finished college, began graduate school, but then became ill. After that, Rachael's only respite from school and the tiny apartment in which they lived, was her once-weekly musical theater class, the high point of her life. At the age of eight, she sang a solo at her theater school's recital. Her singing won her praise and brought her to the attention of several New York agents. She signed with one, hoping to work on the stage, but while she waited for child roles to become available, she began going to film auditions and was cast in a series of movie roles. Over time, she discovered that, even more than music, acting, was her passion. As an up and comer, so far she has done a lot TV and small film roles. Look for her 2006 in "Drive-Thru".
Birthday's today: Charo, Adam Clayton (U2), Dana Delany, Tracy Wells, Li Chen, Katie Cleese, Candi Staton, Julie Chu, Molly Stanton, Kiara Hunter, Glenne Headly, Robin Duke, Johan Santana, Joe Bugner, Neil Sedaka, Mike Stoller, Kathy Richards, Danny Kirwin (Fleetwood Mac), Deborah Raffin, Fred Berry, Scatman John (R.I.P.)
New Q of THE WEEK begins: VERY FUNNY What is the absolute funniest movie of all-time to you? Why?
Also, who is the outright funniest Comedian that just cracks you up every time?
Hiya. Funniest movie would have to be "Something About Mary" Laughed so much especially certain parts. lol ;-) The hair gel part still cracks me up now. lol
My fav comedian is Lee Evans. I love him to bits.
~*~Gothic Angel~*~ United Kingdom www.myspace.com/blackjeep1 "Something About Mary" is the funniest movie that comes to my mind. I just kept laughing so out of control at some of the things that happened.
Oh my..."is that mousse?" OhhhMaaaaGaaaa...laughing now!
Oh, and for comedian...Dane Cook...Christ-Chex, "Your move Holy-Man". Yeah! And who invented 'giving the finger'.
A.J. Morning Show Host/Acting Program Director/Music Director 97 BHT 600 Baltimore Drive 2nd Floor Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Funniest Movie has to be "Monty Python & The Holy Grail", grown men "galloping around" on pretend horses to the sound of coconut shells, "bring out your dead" but the dead aren't dead.
The knight who keeps going even when he's had all his limbs cut off "it's merely a flesh wound", the knights who say Ni...oh and Sir Robin's minstel, who sings "Bravely bold Sir Robin rode forth from Camelot. He was not afraid to die, oh brave Sir Robin. He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways, brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin. He was not in the least bit scared to be mashed into a pulp, or to have his eyes gouged out, and his elbows broken. To have his kneecap split, and his body burned away, and his limbs all hacked and mangled, brave Sir Robin. His head smashed in and heart cut out, and his liver removed, and his bowels unplugged, and his nostrils raped and his bottom burned off and his penis split..." Great lyrics, should get to No 1!!! LOL
Nothing can beat the Holy Grail...although "The Life of Brian" is pretty damn brilliant too!!!
Oh...and "Commando" cracks me up totally...it's so crap, it's brilliant!!!
Funniest comedian...has to be Michael Palin...and has nothing to do with wanting to bear his children!!!
When it comes to my all time favorite comedy, it would have to be the classic "ANIMAL HOUSE". The brilliance of John Belushi and Tim Matheson and the others characters makes the movie timeless in that I can watch it to this day and still laugh out loud.
A close second with all the same qualities of the first,"CADDYSHACK" is right up there with it. Two movies that will live forever.
Johnny Maze Program Director WRXW Jackson Mississippi
March 12 Barbara Feldon Although Barbara is 74 today, I'd like to remember her from one of the greatest sitcom's from the sixties "Get Smart" with Don Adams. Barbara was born in 1932 in pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Either Adams wore lifts, or maybe he was taller than the 5"9" Feldon. He probably wore lifts. lol When she started "Get Smart" (1965), she was already famous, albeit anonymously, for lolling on a tigerskin rug as she purred the praises of Top Brass hair lotion. Won $64,000 dollars on "The $64,000 Question" (1955). Category: Shakespeare. Wrote a self-help book in 2003 called "Living Alone and Loving It". Does voiceovers for commercials today, and performed a one-woman show in the '90s. Says that she enjoys writing poetry, studying, and "living." Birth name; Barabara Hall.
Birthday's today: Liza Minnelli, Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), James Taylor, Xuan Liu, John Andretti, Bill Payne (Little Feat), Darryl Strawberry, Raul Mondesi, Anna Bjork, Graham Coxson (Blur), Elizabeth Regen, Lori Evans taylor, Steve Finley, Kim Swennen, Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane), Sara Lane, Tony Terry, Asumi Miwa, Caroline Keenen * Thank you for making last weeks Q of THE WEEK last two weeks, and it was some great passion from you, and also made for fantastic reading.
I think it was quite clear that trust, communication, and a healthy sex life were the key ingriedients for a prosperous relationship. Again thank you. -JL
March 11 Lisa Loeb Tell me Lisa isn't the hottest woman that wears glasses on earth! Lisa was born in 1968 in Bethesda, Maryland. The singer, who also has turned into a fine actress dis the voice of Mary Jane Watson on the "Spiderman" in the animated TV series. The tiny 5' 2" speaks fluent Spanish. Briefly dated David Duchovny (mid 1990s). Moved to Los Angeles in 2000 after living several years in New York where she started her professional career. She is the first and only unsigned artist to have a no. 1 single in the U.S. charts. Dated Dweezil Zappa for six years with their relationship ending in May 2004.
Birthday's today: Nina Hartley, Bobby McFerrin, Johnny Knoxville, Jade Harlow, Thora Birch, Elton Brand, Mike Percy (Dead Or Alive), Bruce Watson (Big Country), Nina Hagen, Harvey Mandell, Sam Donaldson, Brigitte Fossey, Susan O' Conner, Douglas Adams, Peter Eyre, Emily Andrews, Kelly Blue, Cheryl Lynn, Emma Chambers Q of THE WEEK: REALTIONSHIPS ends. New Q begins on Monday.
Hey Jon, My own personal opinion and belief is that for a relationship to work, grow and thrive...BOTH people in the relationship need to put each other on a pedestal. BOTH people need to put each other in the highest regard and work towards promoting the others happiness.
When BOTH people feel that from each other, trust follows. When BOTH people are working towards the same goal, BOTH will be happy!!
All relationships have difficulties, even those with friends, but you have to take the rough with the smooth if you really want it to work out. New relationships are difficult, when you don't really know the person, their likes and dislikes & how they are going to react to anything you do or say.
You should always try and see things from the other person's viewpoint, which stops you getting down when things don't go the way you had hoped.
If someone is ignoring your messages, not really listening to what you have to say or going against anything and everything you do, then I think you have a problem. Although you may look to your friends/family for advice, you should still make your own mind up, since if you look at their own relationships, theirs may not be the idealistic one they have in mind for you.
People need to get hurt before they learn anyway. Sometimes you know you've tried your hardest, but the other person doesn't appear to notice, perhaps you are trying too hard - know that one - or they are just not the right person for you.
I believe in fate, though you do have a choice in life of which paths to take. To make a relationship last, you need to have complete trust in the other person and be prepared to love them unconditionally, even if at times you don't see eye to eye on things. You must take them for who they are and always remember what attracted you to them in the first place. Changing them won't make you appeal to them much - I've seen that happen to people lots of times.
It helps if you have some things in common, even though opposites do attract.
Introduce new things into your life if you find yourselves getting bored, but only if the other person agrees, or you know them well enough to take that chance. Other than that, just try to be happy together and there for each other.
March 10 Olivia Wilde Real name Olivia Cockburn, the rising star is 5' 71/2" and born in New York City in 1984. Raised in Washington, D.C. Graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Attended Gaeity School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Spent one month on the set of 'The Girl Next Door' before being asked to join the cast. Named #61 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Has a dog named Paco. Played Jewel Goldman on the TV series "Skin" (2003). Has been in many episodes of "The O.C.", and is working on 6 films for 2006 release.
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Q of THE WEEK: last two days about RELATIONSHIPS
Not currently in one; however, trust, respect, chemistry, compromise, time for each other and time for yourself.
As for friends and family if you love the person you are with they should honor your wishes and if they are meddling perhaps keep your mouth shut and not air your business for them to find something to meddle in.
HAHAHAH OH MAN!!! I have NO IDEA what that takes. From what I've seen, a LOT OF MONEY! lol
Elias My Darling Murder Phoenix Arizona www.myspace.com/mydarlingmurder My self and my partner have a really strong bond. With having 4 children we always make time for each other. We also talk about every thing. No secrets, not even if it's something that the other one don't want to hear.
Joanne United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
Oh, shyte this is a good one Jonathan.
I think with trust earned through honesty, understanding and sometime kid gloves any relationship can work. Be it friends lovers family whatever.
I find that as children we grow up respecting our family wishes concerns and such and I even believe that we are easily influenced and sometimes manipulated by this. No one is perfect and especially when it comes to our children. No one's perfect for daddy's little girl or mommy's little boy.
I find mothers the hardest for it's that nuturing aspect in a mother that wants only the absolute best for their children. I am blessed I have a very open friendship and mutual respect with my mother but have come across a few who because I already have children or my hairstyle is not to date etc... have tried and sometimes suceeded in my relationships with others.
Family is as fickle as they come and even though my mum is open it still doesn't stop her from voicing her opinion usually followed by the "Its your life Kathaleen you do as you will".
When it comes to friends I am very guarded. Not only do I divulge information about them unless they say OK but I also keep my bedroom to myself with them. So many times I have heard what boyfriends do in bed as a bragging post and at one point was caught up in this. For perfect example. One night out on the town with 4 of my girlfriends we got to talking about what our husbands/boyfriends do to us in bed. Well, with the comment I made about my then husband "I swear that man is a fish he breathes through his ears". Two weeks later I found him and at that time with my best friend in his office, him face down between her legs. Found out shortly after I caught those two that a day before one of the other girls in the group had him do the same to her. All parties involved were at fault including me.
From then on I have never said anything what my significant other does to me and refuse to get in such discussions. I walk away. I think when it comes to friends that we are also easily influenced by their opinions. We hear about how much an @$$ our boyfriends are and how much a "witch" our girlfriends are and those who protest this are usually our closest friends who we value their opinion.
Most of all I think ourselves are what is the biggest downfall in a relationship. If there's a downfall. We didn't see it coming or he can change attitude are the worst. You can't change a dog. Most of all when you look back you should have seen it coming but the addage of love is blind comes to play here. Then there's, you aren't the same person I fell in love with or the ongoing, it's not you its me thing.
For whatever reason you found you don't want this person anymore is your own doing. Instead of moping and wishing it could have should have and would have beens. Find within yourself what you have done to change the situation you are in.
Lack of communication is a given. Everybody knows that with any relationship, be it romantic, friendly, professional, or otherwise, good communication is the key.
Not everyone considers expectations, however. I refer to this as the "mind reading clause" in a relationship. It has taken me 8 years to convince my husband that I flunked mind reading.
If he expects me to do something, he has to communicate that to me using words. Quite a concept, huh?
Actually, it's not all that uncommon for expectations to go unspoken. What might seem like a logical sequence of events to you: (The bathroom needs to be cleaned. My wife will clean it.) might not be so obvious in someone else's mind: (First, I'm going to make breakfast. Then, I'll feed the kids. After that, I'll clean up the kitchen. Last, I'll clean the bathrooms and the rest of the house.)
You would think that it wouldn't be a big deal, but expectations almost caused our divorce! I finally had to sit down with my husband and literally tell him, "I flunked mind reading. If you do not tell me something, I am not going to know about it. I am NOT Sylvia Browne!"
Since then, we have worked out an agreement: (The house will be cleaned every Saturday by 2pm) That way, everyone in the house knows what is EXPECTED of them. If I fall short of that expectation, then no one is to blame but me. Oh, one last thing:
Never ever ever ever ever ever stay together for the kids. That is the WORST thing you can do. Staying together for the kids is like lighting someone on fire to make them stop itching. All you had to do was scratch.
Trust me when I say this: It is better to have one happy parent than two unhappy ones.
*Gretchen, I was one who stayed together for the children in my first marriage. What a miserable mistake. You couldn't be any more right on target. Thanks for bringing that up.-JL Love is the key ingredient, I think and I have been with my boy for 12 years. If you truly love someone you can get past anything and no meddling from friends and family will do anything. The signs to look out for that all is not well is if you are no longer communicating and no longer having sex!!!!
March 9 Linda Fiorentino The 5' 7" actress Clorinda Fiorentino (birth name), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1960. Graduated from Washington Township High School, in Sewell, New Jersey. Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#66). Has a reputation for being hard to work with, as director Kevin Smith confirmed in his DVD commentary for Dogma (1999). Smith said that Linda wouldn't even speak to him some days and, in retrospect, he wishes he had given the part of Bethany to Janeane Garofalo instead. That might explain why she hasn't done much since 2004. Here are some of her feelings; "Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already." "I go to bed with men, not boys." She was hot in "Jade" (1995) though.
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Q of THE WEEK rocks on: RELATIONSHIPS
Ok, what makes one work? For me its about being complete yourself. You can't look to another to take responsibility for your issues.
Then if you both have that sorted, then you look to be your own person, but still have time for shared experiences. :) For shared laughter, passion, for talking for all things...but still be happy with who you are :)
As for problems. As above. People look to another person to complete them...it doesn't work. You want someone to compliment you as a person. Problems arise from insecurities within each person. Be it jealousy. Be it emotional insecurities. And, of course the old expectations game. We should only have expectations of ourselves...of how we behave and conduct ourselves, then if someone doesn't match, it doesn't make them either right or wrong. Just not the right person for the other. :)
People spend way to long trying to change and make someone into something they percieve them to be, not what they actually are. Again, down to our own expectations of another person. :)
As for family and friends. Again, they can only interfere if they are allowed to. It is sometimes good when struggling with a decision to ask for someone else's advice....it can give calrification. But again, it can also cloud. Depends on whether the person doing the asking is looking to abdicate respnsibility for their choices, and in asking someone else they can remove the "blame" from themselves if it is mabye something which will hurt the other party in question. :)
For myself, I find honesty with myself and with my partner to work the best. But, it is not always easy to do. Our ingrained fear of either feeling hurt or stupid with a situation makes us hide. It takes time to get to know another person.
The first 6 months or so are fabulous. we all have a slightly diff facade that we give when something is new, but if you listen to you instinct, it usually kicks in fairly quickly. It's that feeling of knowing that something doesn't quite feel right. But again, most of us don't listen to that little voice. We begin the excuses for how we or our partner behave. Making allowances that we know deep down are not really feasible. And so begins, the beginning of that constant strive for what we believed the other person to be. Simply because we want them to be, and this can take a good many years to come to terms with. And, some never. Some are lucky to work round it and compromise.
But the fundamental needs of ourselves are something that very few of us can compromise on. We can do that with maybe certain situations, but not with what makes us really happy. I mean...can you live with someone who maybe has a complete personality change when drinking? Can you live with dreading any social occassions? With a partner who maybe has no ambition?
Can you deal with that years down the line without resentment?
Maybe the money issues. Or, anything that goes hand in had with that kind of thing...or if your a single parent, and maybe your partner is not really equiped to deal with children? Do you make excuses and think that you can change them?
These are the kind of things. that you can't really compromise on. These are the kind of things that cause problems. Resentments, anger, bickering, and usually not over what the main reason is. Most people don't have that kind of communication with themselves, never mind a partner.
Hey, I could go on and on, but I don't need to. (hahah) I think most folk get what I'm talking about.. and good luck to everyone on this topic. Hope we all find that other half of ourselves.
And, the ones who have, then I am very happy for all of you.
x Marie United Kingdom www.myspace.com/maz66 I'm divorced! So maybe I'm not the best person to ask, but I guess, always keep the lines of communication open, discuss everything, even if the other person is really pissing you off.
It's good to take advice from friends and family, but remember it is just advice, YOU should do whatever feels right at the end of the day, not what everyone expects you to do.
Eva United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL) I do actually read your questions of the week. This one however...I have the most unusual relationship setup ever, and to answer your question would be impossible. LoL
Jay-Jay Woodland Hills California www.myspace.com/jayjay11 First on the list are trust and communication. those are the big two. Also, every relationship will have problems, so you gotta swallow some pride - know when to admit your wrong and know when to forgive. Also, it's important to maintain a certain creativity to keep things fun and sexy, that is definitely a key ingredient.
What are the signs to look for problems in the relationship? If someone is growing distant and the communication drops off, then there might be a problem. But usually, anything can be worked out if two people really care and are willing to work things out on both sides, as soon as possible.
Meddling from friends, family, etc? Meddling from family and friends is definitely an element in many relationships. People have preconcieved ideas of who their daughter, son, friend, etc. SHOULD be with. These people have the right to express their concern if they think someone isn't right for their friend/sibling, etc., but if the couple is happy, they need to eventually back off and accept that the two people are together.
Even if you are not in one currently, you must have your thoughts and feelings.
Like I said, if two people love each other (and by this, I mean that two people are there for one another during hard times, as well as good), then they will make an effort to connect - and by that, I mean expressing feelings and thoughts.
People are complex - you can always get to know someone better and that's really what a relationship is - two people sharing who they are with each other.
In order for a relationship to be successful, this must happen.
* I wonder if the above two people know one another? Same city. -JL Although your question is very interesting. I'm definately no expert in this area. I find myself fumbling through my marriage feeling clueless.
Lauri Massachusetts www.myspace.com/itsmelauri One of the keys to making a relationship last is: open communication, where you can talk about anything and not feel scared to voice your opinion.
Signs to look for in a relationship are: Meddling family or friends. Inconsistency, sneaking around. Lying.
March 8 Kathy Ireland The leggy 5' 10" model / actress was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1963. Began modeling at age 17. Sports Illustrated's 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue cover model . 1995 marked the twelfth year Kathy had been a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model (including magazine covers in 1989, 1992, and 1994). Started her own annual calendar in Fall 1993 (1994 calendar). Has her own line of clothing at K-Mart. Has a fitness video: "Kathy Ireland's Total Fitness Workout" (1994). She's a contributing editor for FITNESS magazine. Has a son Erik (b. May 1994) and daughters Lily (b. 27 October 1998) and Chloe (b. March 2003). Mentioned, along with Vendela Kirsebom Thomessen and Paulina Porizkova, in the Sonic Youth song "Swimsuit Issue" performed by Kim Gordon. Wears a size 8 shoe. Former lifelong surfer.
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Q of THE WEEK continues: RELATIONSHIPS
HA HA HA!! You asked the wrong girl!! lol!! I am so bad at relationships cuz I don't even know myself and sometimes don't like myself.
So how could I possibly try to relate (properly) with a reationship?!
I do however get along swimmingly with men and women alike as friends etc.
I am working on myself because I do wanna be in a long lasting relationship one day.
I know one must have trust for sure, communication, and have lot's and lot's of sex. And be very considerate ALL THE TIME, TO THE END OF TIME!
When you know something is wrong, well, the sex stops or gets less and the person changes they're appearance (for the better) cuz they are trolling for new ass!
Karey Long Beach California www.myspace.com/somara Havingtotal chemistry in the first place. If you'd die for your loved one without question and love them whatever their traits etc.- you cant go far wrong!
Sarah (aka Sars disease) United Kingdom www.myspace.com/stinglestick Hi Jonathan, The key ingredients are trust, communication, spontaneity, flexibility and fluidity.
I live by the One Meal A Day rule--it is important to be able to share at least one meal a day with your live-in. Most of the mundane but necessary details get worked out over a hot meal and coffee; this clears the mind of any loitering thoughts that might ruin an otherwise perfect day. Also, spur -of-the-moment lovemaking adds a sense of adventure and anticipation to any relationship, and ensures that your partner is always acutely aware of the importance of frequent personal grooming.
And of course, it is vital that both make a conscious effort to remain intellectually curious and have one foot in the present and the other in the future.
The warning signs are when your partner starts quoting friends that she knows you don't particularly care for, spends too much time on the computer, or becomes more pensive and smiles less often.
Crista New York City www.myspace.com/cristaanne Hi Jonathan ^^ I think communication is the key word, and it's especially true when a problem shows up.
A relationship is based between two (or more for someones) persons who has different life experiences and points of view or phylosophy of life.
It's little bit like a case of two contries decide to be united.
So for a during union, the communication is very important and is the only way to not driving the union toword a war.
For this, we should make sure of our words chosen before explaining what we have in our heart when a problem shows up, and we should analyse, each other, about the reason of the problem, showing also how this "Why" effect us.
When the analysis is done by both of us, we see there aren't 36 solutions but just some couple of...options.
Now we can decide together which plan we need to try first in order to change the uncomforatable situation which we are in.
Threat is bad solution, violence is hated solution, fear to not to be understood is the first thing we should deny.
March 7 Laura Prepon The 5' 10" star of "That '70s Show" was born in 1980 in Watchung, New Jersey. She started studying acting at the young age of 15 as well as dancing - ballet, jazz and modern. She also played soccer and other sports. Before acting became her profession, she was a model, working in Paris, Milan and elsewhere in Europe. Resides in Watchung, New Jersey, when not filming in Los Angeles. She Is a natural red head. She is of half-Russian-Jewish and half-Irish-Catholic descent. Due to the seven inch height difference between her and co-star Mila Kunis on "That '70s Show" (1998), Laura and Mila are often filmed sitting down so that they can appear in the frame together. At other times Mila wears platform shoes to give herself four extra inches. Named #77 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list. Said her favorite actor is probably Harrison Ford.
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Q of THE WEEK: RELATIONSHIPS continues from last week. *Please scroll down to last Monday (February 27) to see entire Q
Mmm, right key ingredients. Having split up recently I can use that experience to draw on here.
TRUST LOYALTY GIVING PARTNER THEIR FREEDOM AND TRUSTING THEM COMMUNICATING WELL KEEP THINGS EXCITING GO PLACES DO THINGS PLANNING AHEAD TO LOOK FORWARD TO SOMETHING HAVING LAUGHS /GOOD TIMES
I think a thing to avoid is becoming isolated within your relationship by that I mean just the two of you together all the time not mixing with friends much etc. This is unhealthy as is not having some separate pursuits etc., makes the relationship too co-dependant.
xxxx Gwen United Kingdom www.myspace.com/maiden71 Biologically we (specially women) are designed to be with a man for a period of 4 years, during that period we, according to science, have the time enough to feel sexually attracted to the other, procreate and raise.
Physically after 2-3 years of nourishing period, according to this science thing, we are ready to restart the cycle with another person, everything else is a moral, economical, administrative thing that makes us "search and research" for the best way to "continue" the "attachment".
This is a question I like, Jonathan! Friendship, the kind that endures, is based on mutual inspiration. Howie Salmon Author Tucson Arizona Mutual respect. Sharing interests and spending time together, but also trusting and giving yourself permission to be alone or with friends. Making someone the center of your world with no outside interests or relationships will stifle you and the other person.
What are the signs to look for problems In the relationship?
Dishonesty. Inconsistancies. Disrespect and feeling shame. Your partner should not make you feel bad. If you feel bad about yourself, and your partner reinforces those feelings of negativety, you are in an unhealthy relationship.
It is very important to back up your spouse. Family and friends have no input on my relationship.
Kim (aka X-Blonde) San Jose California www.myspace.com/xblonde To me, the key ingredients for a prosper relationship are being honest with each other, spending quality time together and being similar 'cause I don't believe that opposites attract each other.
The first problems are the lack of communication, frequent lies and boredom.
I'm not in a relationship at the moment and I'm not looking for one. I consider myself as a smart and special person, I'm really exigent right now. I just think that what makes a relationship strong is being connected, understand even with a gaze what the other is thinking and sharing the same interests. These are the elements that make a relationship last the most.
March 6 Ellen Muth The 5' 3" star of "Dead Like Me" was born in Milford, Connecticut in 1981. Muth became interested in acting as a child and started studying to be an actor at age 10. At 14, she recieved acclaim starring as the young Selena in the Stephen King-based film, Dolores Claiborne (1995) starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. After "Dolores Claiborne", Muth appeared on stage in the off-Broadway production "Nine Armenians", before taking time off from acting to finish school. Since then she has been seen in such features as Rain (2001/IV) written and directed by Katherine Lindberg, and A Gentleman's Game (2001), directed by J. Mills Goodloe. She got her first starring role as Constance in The Young Girl and the Monsoon (1999), which earned her the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival Best Actress Award in 1999. On TV she has credits which include two episodes of "Law & Order" (1990), the television movies Two Against Time (2002) (TV) and The Truth About Jane (2000) (TV). She also appeared in the miniseries Superfire (2002) (TV) and Only Love (1998) (TV).
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Hi Jonathan, The key ingredients to make a relationship prosper and last IMO are, spending quality time together because it's easy to let that drift away with the busy lifestyles we all have today. Also always keep the romance alive, I know alot of men aren't the biggest fans of romance, but a touch of romance now and then will keep the passion going!
Well, the problem signs are, when one or both people are being or acting distant and uninterested in the other, wanting to spend less time together. Obviously rowing alot too, that always signals unhappiness.
One of you has got to say "I apologize". If both are incapable of doing that, forget it! Sleep with whores your whole life. :)
Jackie Selby Air Personailty KOOL-FM Denver Colorado If the relationship was formed in the first place on the right foundations I think that external influences would have a hard job shaking them.
I think the problem comes much earlier, probably even before the couple decide to make a realtionship.
It depends on their reasons for joining together. If these reasons are out of trying to make up for some deep rooted unmet need (of which they may not even be aware of themselves) for which their future partner seems or appears to meet, then sooner or later cracks will appear and this is when external influences will undoubtably shake the relationship.
Whether it falls apart or not dpends perhaps on how much the couple are prepared to sacrifice the current state of affairs in order to continue to meet the deep rooted needs from a much earlier period in time.
Ask 'yourself' why anybody wants to be in a relationship and keep peeling back the layers of the initial answers, rather like peeling off the layers of an onion. Therein lies the reasons why deep down we want to be in a relationship and sadly too, there are the reasons why relationships on the whole fail. The ones that dont appear to the outside onlooker to have failed are often held together by compromises and certain tolerations.
Main reasons for relationships sticking together? children financial fear of being alone
Ok, so take all these issues out of the equation and you have two financially independent people with no responsiblities to anything other than themselves. How will thier relationship survive? They will need to have similar intelectual stimulation, similar goals and hopes, similar drive, and similar sex drives.
If they don't, one will go off in search of fullfilling sexual desire, or they will seek out intelectual stimulation elsewhere, possibly leading to a growing apart from each other by becoming interested in different things, mixing in different circles, devoting less interest in things that were once important at the beginning.
Just my idea's really..... I used to believe that simply love was the overiding force. I know different know.
Communication is #1. Sharing common interests and sharing new experiences is also very important.
Not holding back how you feel.
Victor Caballero Pasadena California www.thetopdeal.com Oh hell...relationships. I'm kinda jaded right now! Long story...but hey, my feelings are you must completely respect the person you are in a realtionship with.
Support them in their dreams etc. And, always make them feel like what they think is important to them is important to you!
March 5 Niki Taylor The 5'11" tattooed model with Hazel eyes was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1975. The once promising model has had a rough time of it. Younger sister, Krissy Taylor, also a model, died on July 2, 1995. Her sudden death was caused by right ventricular dysplasia. Niki found her in their parent's home. Critically injured in an automobile crash in 2001, when her then-boyfriend reached down to answer his cellular phone and swerved off the road. She has had 41 surgeries since, and has been recovering remarkably. Sued the publisher of British Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines for photographing her scars after she was in a car accident with her boyfriend. Last year appeared as herself in the TV mini-series "I Love The '90's: Part Deux".
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Q of THE WEEK: Relationships (see last Monday)
Garlic. That'd have to be my main ingredient in a relationship- Soup. =D
You shouldn't think you are gonna change a person. You have to take the whole package for what it is, and for what it will become (unknown). Because people are constantly changing, just like the weather!!
You ride out the storms, and wait for the rainbow to appear. You both have to really trust each other. You have to have some of the same interests and spiritual beliefs. You have to be really forgiving.
Oh, you won't need to look for any signs when there are problems, it is pretty much very evident, that something is not right, well usually!!! :)
But, yep- friends and family don't have their place in your relationships!!! :) They spell for some rough road ahead sometimes!
Rockin' Kimmie Roo Phoenix Arizona www.myspace.com/rkr44 Respect, trust, showing your love and not only saying that you love your special someone, little surprises coming from the heart, setting your loved one on top before anyone else.
Make sure your other one always feels free and never captured in a cage, you cannot own a person.
Arguments can happen, but should be fair and with respect.
I think you should only start a relationship when you are sure about the other one and not only for not being alone. In my opinion love can be wonderful if both parts feel the same.
If the things I have mentioned there disappeared it will cause problems. If you give the other one the feeling he or she cannot trust you anymore for 100% it will cause "bad" jealousy...also poison for a relationship.
March 4 Patsy Kensit I will say it. I am and have always been a fan of Patsy. The 5'51/2 Patricia Jude Francis Kensit was born in Hounslow, London, England in 1968. In her first film in 1974, Patsy Kensit plays Mia Farrow's daughter. Years later, all grown up, she plays Mia Farrow in the biopic about her. Was singer in pop band Eighth Wonder (only top 40 hit: I'm not scared), produced by the 'Pet Shop Boys'. Sang in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) and Absolute Beginners (1986). First husband, Donovan, was with the band "Big Audio Dynamite". Second husband, Jim Kerr, was with the band Simple Minds. Third husband, Liam Gallagher, is lead singer of UK band "Oasis". Hmm, do we see a trend here. Won a Glammy Award at the British Glamour magazine's Women of the Year Awards held in Berkeley Square Gardens, London, England on June 7, 2005. She won for UK Actress of the Year for her performance as "Sadie King" on the television series, "Emmerdale Farm" (1972).
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Q of THE WEEK: Relationships continues
Hey there, I think the major ingredients for a good relationship is to listen to each other, and have enough time each day to put aside for each other, even if it's only 1/2 hour.
I have been with my hubby for 10 years now, (married for 3), and even now, we always tell each other we love each other every day. Luckily, and touch wood, I've not had any major problems in this relationship, but in past experience, I'd say, partners family can be a major issue in destroying relationships.
Jane Cambridge United Kingdom www.myspace.com/janeadkins Hi Jonathan. You are alright asking me about relationships! Was divorced years ago and cannot keep a relationship going for more then 5 minutes! Anyway you can have my thoughts on it. ...
It has to be LOVE! And, that isn't always the complete solution for perfection. Relationships are hard work which can be kept afloat by communication. Already been said, but it is no. 1.
Compromise between both parties when differences arise.
Giving each other space to be themselves...individuality is a must and must not be drowned out by the other.
Good SEX! Good stress relief, good for losing weight and keeping fit. Just should be bloody good!
Treat each day as if it is the last day you are alive.
KUPD's Jonathan L And Bret V To Launch Fantasy Baseball Show. SANDUSKY Active Rock KUPD/PHOENIX parttimers JONATHAN L and BRET VESELY team up to launch a weekly Fantasy Baseball show with a little rock attitude called, "JONATHAN L AND BRET V'S BALLS TO THE WALL FANTASY BASEBALL SHOW" on sister Sports KDUS (AM 1060 YOUR SPORTS AUTHORITY).
The one-hour show will air WEDNESDAY nights at 7p, beginning MARCH 15th.
JONATHAN L will continue to host "THE LOPSIDED WORLD OF L" on SATURDAY morning and SUNDAY nights on KUPD. BRET V remains parttime/swing on KUPD.
Incidentally, AM 1060 is the former home of the legendary Alternative KUKQ-A, which JONATHAN L launched in 1989. More than a decade later JONATHAN returns to his former home to launch a ground-breaking Fantasy Baseball show.
March 3 Jessica Biel The 5'71/2" beauty was born in 1982 in Ely, Minnesota. With her striking good looks and wide range of talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. Her television series acting debut on the WB's #1-rated show, "7th Heaven" (1996), has helped her emerge as a breakout star. Discovered at the 1994 IMTA Los Angeles convention. Collects vintage glasses with no lenses. Ranked #98 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties. Ranked #99 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).Named #18 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Was voted "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in 2005. If you know film, Jessica has been in so many well known films, and it's just going to get better.
Birthday's today: David Faustino, Robyn Hitchcock, Re Styles (Tubes), Kelly Key, Tone Loc (Anthony Terrell Smith), Ronin Keating, Mary Page Keller, Sarah Smart, Lauren Martin, Johanna Wokalek, Tim Kazurinsky, Herschel Walker, Desin Petrov, Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Isabel Abreu, Kristine Radford, Jean Harlow (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: Relationships (see Monday) *Once again, due to the volume of response this Q will continue through the weekend and all next week.
Sometimes maintaining a strong personal relationship/marriage is hard. There's always going to be up's and down's...but as long as there's open communication and both people are mature enough to stay away of the "silent treatment" then relationships are exciting and adventurous.
What are the key ingriedients that you think make a relationship prosper and last?Love, respect, friendship, and uninhibited sex!
What are the signs to look for problems In the relationship?Silence!
Meddling from friends, family, etc? If my friends don't give my partner respect, than they don't remain my friends for very long. Granted they may see something that I don't, but as long as I have love in my heart for another, then my friends should love the reasons I do love.
Even if you are not in one currently, you must have your thoughts and feelings.
Okay, Jonathan. I know there are no right or wrong answers here, but I thank you for making me open my heart and take a closer look for a moment.
Here's my 2 cents. Someone once said, "Like ass-holes, everybody has an opinion."
What are the key ingriedients that you think make a relationship prosper and last? Honesty, loyalty, and love.
What are the signs to look for problems in the relationship?
1. When they turn over, too frequently, when you're horny. 2. When your spouse starts hanging out past 3am... In most states, the only thing that's open at that time, are legs? 3. When they start complaining about how bad your family values are. 4. If you have children...they leave when the diaper needs changing.
Meddling from friends, family, etc.?
You're in a three-way relationship. Your spouse/significant other is not being honesty and loyal to you. They feel the need to unleash YOUR or YOU GUYS problems to them, in hopes for reassurance that their complaint is 100% proper, and there's nothing wrong with them or their thinking.
If someone butts in you guys business without approval from either you or your spouse, you have to squash it immediately, and let them know, they're treading on thin ice. If that doesn't help...a crack in the mouth might.
Mark Hill Los Angeles California It's always hard work. =) People give up to easy now a days. =(
I can say one word Respect. =) 'Cause with respect comes, love, trust, loyalty, and honesty the key to even a friendship which is actualy the basis for a good marriage or relationship; the intimacy is just the icing on the cake. =)
What are the signs to look for problems in the relationship? Three words, this time lack of respect. =( 'Cause then the others are lacking also!!
Meddling from friends, family, etc? I don't believe that friends or family should be involved at all. It's a partnership between two people!! Family and friends can not be unbias no matter how hard they try!!
If there are problems best to go for counceling in a truely unbias atmosphere. =)
My thoughts, not feelings come from experience!! With two marriages and a few long relationships!!
~Mary~ La Habra California www.myspace.com/simpliesweet Just like the "professionals" say. Communication is the key. If you don't have communication then any relationship doesn't work.
However, I also feel that relationships have to have some kind of fire or spice otherwise people get bored and lose interest so you must keep that alive.
That's pretty much about it. Yea, Im boring I know. heh :)
Maintaining a strong personal relationship is definitely no piece of cake.
It takes a lot of effort from both people. The root of a strong relationship is having genuine love and a hope of well being for your significant other.
Ingredients - trust, respect, communication, camaraderie, understanding the art of give and take. It starts with having an unbreakable friendship. There are times when you need to swallow your own needs to be the pillar your person needs to lean on. Other times, you have to be able to communicate what you need from your partner so they can help you - they may have no clue what's going on inside of you. Of course this person loves you and wants to be able to help and probably will if there is a relationship of trust in which you feel safe to express your needs freely. Signs to look for problems - communication breakdown - I think sometimes people get so close in a relationship or marriage that they forget where one person ends and the other begins. You're on the same team but there's still two people involved. My favorite thing is when my person asks how my day is going... something so simple...but an act of unselfishness to ask how I'm doing which opens the line of communication between US and for him to be helpful if I need him to be. Try to keep your personal business between you and your partner. If you must confide in someone to air some things out, make sure it's a family member or friend who has your best interest at heart but who can also keep an open perspective to the situation. Holly Hutchison Artist Management/A&R Executive Nashville Tennessee
March 2 Elizabeth Jagger Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger, 5'10" the daughter of Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger and his ex-wife Jerry Hall was born in London, England in 1984.Siblings: James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger, half-sisters: Jade Jagger and Karis Jagger, half-brother: Lucas Morad-Jagger . She signed a deal as the face of Lancome's LCM range. (Sept. 2002) The two-year contract was worth �500,000 ($1.38 million).
Birthday's today: Lou Reed, Debra McMichael, Lorraine Newman, Rory Gallagher, Mike Von Erich, Donna Perry, Heather McComb, Jon Bon Jovi, Shereen Tang, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Eddie Money, Dale Bosworth, Mark Evans (AC/DC), Rebecca Harrell, John Osmond (The Osmonds), Winnie Leung, Matthew Laurance, Jocelyn Jee, Karen Carpenter (Carpenters R.I.P.), "Hopalong" Cassady (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Relationships (see Monday)
Key ingredients in a successful relationship would definitely be mutual trust and respect, and they kind of go hand-in-hand.
It's definitely something that needs to build over time, but once both parties totally respect and trust one another... they've got a really solid foundation on which to base a relationship. I also think its important for both people to have independent identities and not neglect themselves for the other person or vice versa.
I think you definitely have deeper problems in your relationship if you aren't able to be as open with your partner as perhaps you once were, at least thats usually when I start to notice I'm having problems with a partner. General arguing and lack of sexual energy I think can also be really big signs.
Thankfully, I've never been in a situation where family have tried to meddle in a relationship. I have however been in a few situations with friends. In the beginning of my most current relationship a friend of the guy I was seeing didn't like me at first. We eventually talked about things with each other and worked everything out- if anything for the benefit of the person we shared in common that we both cared about. I think as long as the relationship is strong and both people are happy and committed, disapproving friends and family will either decide to get over it and accept the relationship, or not and aleinate a loved one.
The key ingredients are love, respect, friendship, communication and honor.
I am going on my 17th year as of March 14th 2006, and still very happy. I was married at that age of 16 and became pregnant 3 months after my wedding. As of today I have 3 kids, the oldest going to be 15.
Having kids in a relationship should be a joy for both. It�s a lot of hard work and both should be involved in raising the kids. I had no babysitter and still don�t to this day; I could not leave my kids with someone else. My husband felt the same.
This is where it really comes into the relationship, you have no time because of kids and you can�t go out like before and enjoy each other. But the love you show each other can say a lot. Letting each other know how much you mean to each other, show some affection to each other even if it�s in front of the kids. Do small things for each other. They say it�s not the big things; it�s the small things that count. Flowers???? Even hand picked. :)
This will let you�re kids know how much Mom and Dad still love each other and I think it�s good for the kids to see this. But you still need some time alone, so in your room when the kids think Mom and Dad are sleeping�NOT ha ha ha. You can have some fun with each other.. Put some music on real low, put the lights down low etc� their are many things you can do with each other even though you have kids. Oh ya don�t forget to lock your door...LOL.
Communication is very important in a relationship. You must be able to tell each other what your likes and dislikes are in sex. Your fantasies what you would like for him to do, what you would like for her to do etc�. You must be able to open up to each other and trust each other. Make each other happy in everything! For if they are happy they don�t need to be going and looking else where..
Some signs to look for problems in the relationship are�no Communication, no Respect. You got to have respect for each other and you got to have communication. If you�re not happy about something in the relationship then you need to be able to open up and tell them how you feel. If they don�t know how you feel, how are they to fix the problem?
If they will not listen to you or care in what you�re feeling or what you�re trying to say then they are not showing you respect as a person or they really just don�t care. But when you walk out that door, you can say �I told you how I was feeling time after time, you did not listen to me". If they want the relationship they will be thinking twice before you walk out that door. If they don�t then you�re better off by yourself or with someone who cares to listen to you.
Getting into a routine away from each other is a bad sign. He may work all day, come home and eat and go to sleep, you may go to the computer while he is sleeping and then your computer becomes your relationship day after day. This includes males as well; they will turn to a computer to get some fun or other hobbies. It�s ok to have hobbies, but when those hobbies comes in between your relationship and keeps you both apart, that�s a bad sign.
Their are many bad signs to look for. Just open your eyes.
Was my relationship 100% perfect after the first 5 years? NO, not at all, but I wanted it and I made it work. I told my husband I don�t know how many times how I was feeling, until I turned BLUE in the face!
It was a lot of work, but who said relationships are easy? A lot of work and it has paid off for I was lucky that he wanted the relationship just as much as I wanted it at the end. He is my best friend. :)
Hmmm...well..I know nothing about maintaining a happy, healthy relationshipbecause I work in rock radio so (1) I've pretty much given every ounce of myself to my career and therfore haven't been able to maintain a successful relationship and (2) when I have been in a relationship, it was with a musician. Do I need to say more?
Marilynn Mee PD 96.5WKLH Milwaukee's Home of Classic Rock Before anyone even ventures into a relationship, people must have a healthy self-esteem.
Too often, people look to someone else to make them feel better about themselves - this is a giant Red Flag, people!! To help the relationship prosper and last, the ablity to communicate openly and honestly is paramount. I feel it is important to have some things in common, but to maintain separate identities. It also helps to have a supportive partner who doesn�t bail in the bad times.
Signs to look out for that signal problems in the relationship: The obvious ones would be lying, jealousy, disrespect and any form of abuse. Other signs that might be more sublte are when your emotional needs are not met; finding yourself unhappy, stuck, losing sense of self; changing values, beliefs and goals to accomodate your partner; finding reasons to spend time apart and not talking about the future together.
Great questions! Of course, these are the musings of a currently single gal, but I've had relationships from which I've developed and tested my theories.
Cheryl Seattle Washington www.myspace.com/cawfitawk Hi Jonathan. The main things for a long and loving relationship to prosper and last are trust (big thing here), honesty, communication, compatibility, being comfortable with each other, appreciating each other. Give and take on both sides, laughter. Knowing that actions speak louder than words. Saying I love you is easy, showing and meaning it is a different thing altogether but possible.
What are the signs to look for problems? Lies, these are the seed of doubt, once planted you can never get rid, and they are always covering up not good things. Always forgetting important things, makes you look like you dont care, gut instincts, its generally right. selfishness.
Resentment. Constant arguing with no end in sight. If the other half is doing the dirty, It means they are not for you.
Meddling from friends, family, etc? This is an absolute no no, so for any family, friends etc that think putting your side across is the thing to do it isn't. All you will do is drive the person closer to the one you don't want them to. Alienate them against you and make it harder for them to see that person in there true colours. Be there for your friend, family member no matter what and the relationship will take its course quicker, and you will still be that special person in their life rather than resented.
Theresa (aka Nightowl) United Kingdom www.myspace.com/7theresa Hi Jonathan. In my experience the best ingredient for a strong relationship is respect.
It's all about treating that person as you would expect to be treated yourself. This means putting them first sometimes and helping them to understand why you haven't on the occasions you don't. Generally I find that they understand anyway when you have a mutual respect.
20 years ago this summer, just after my wife Beth and I got married, we came upon an elderly Mexican couple at a local cantina in the village of Cancun. They noticed us and smiled for us to come over to their table knowing right away that we were newlyweds.
They only spoke spanish, and since I was fluent in it, I translated for my wife what they said to us. They were at the same cantina, in their nicest, though throughly worn-out dress and suit, to celebrate 60 years of marriage together.
"60 years????", Beth said, "you have to tell us how you did it!"
The old woman leaned forward and, gently holding Beth's face in her hand, said, "a happy marriage is not about happy times. its about always getting through the tough times together."
We've never forgotten those words of wisdom, and we swear by them. We tell the story on our anniversary every year.
Troy Smith Cape Cod MA
March 1 Diane Henry Let's be honest. How many people can you remember from the CBS series "Big Brother"? Here is one from Season 5 in 2004. Her resume prior to the show was that she appeared in "Girls Gone Wild:Bad Girls"(1998). Born in 1982 in Euless, Texas, Diane is the one that developed a platonic relationship with fellow Big Brother 5 housemate Drew Daniel. Twin sister of Lindsey Henry. Played herself in an episode of "Kill Reality" last year, as well as the bikini girl in the movie "The Scorned". Obviously trying to turn her Big Brother experience into an acting career.
Birthday's today: Mary Lou Lord, Roger Daltry (The Who), Mike D' Abo (Manfred Mann), Harry Belafonte, Anna Bruggemann, Alicia Leigh Willis, Aron Winter, Barbara DeAngelis, Winston Rodney (Burning Spear), Nik Kershaw, Ron Howard, Bill Leen (Gin Blossoms), Chris Webber, Alan Thicke, Dirk Benedict, Omar Daal, Tony Ashton, Luis Soho, Lana Wood, Janis Gill (Sweethearts Of The Rodeo), Catherine Bach, Timothy Daly, Naima Mora Q of THE WEEK: Relationships continue
There are 3 key elements to having a long loving relationship...trust, communication and sensual sex. These are what will build the foundation in which your relationship will stand. Relationships without the foundation will fall the first time a crises arises because there will be nothing there to catch them.
Signs to watch for if the relationship is starting to have problems would be...loosing interest in sex, not being able to communicate without arguing, lack of affection or withdrawling from each other.
Most couples that are very connected to each other will notice any changes in each others behavior as soon as if arises.
When we take the time to bring out a persons best qualities... then you will know what love is.
What are the signs to look for problems in the relationship? When one party starts building a wall.
Meddling from friends, family, etc.? Not welcomed unless requested.
Even if you not in one currently, you must have your thoughts and feelings.
Everyone is in a relationship. Everything in this world is centered on relationships. A relationship isn't necessarily a man-woman unity of marriage. It's co-workers, friends, family, the guy that cuts your hair. They are everywhere.
Dominic Nardella APD WXRK Cleveland Ohio What are the key ingriedients? ** Cinnamon, curry, baking powder, eggs, paprika, soy sauce... a whole lotta whipped cream is always nice and I've never had anything dipped in chocolate that wasn't good! Obviously, a sense of humor is one of things that I look for...that, and a whole lot of tolerance!!!
If you are not with someone that you would otherwise have chosen to be your best friend or love you unconditionally and want nothing more for you than your success and happiness regardless of where they fit into the final plan, then you've cheated yourself immensely! And, if you aren't with someone that you feel that way for, then you owe it to them to either become that person for them, or lead them to the person does.
What are the signs to look for problems?
When you express a feeling and you're told that it's wrong (i.e.: your comment hurt my feelings)...response: "that shouldn't have hurt your feelings", or "how could that hurt your feelings, you're too sensitive...", or "don't get all hurt", etc.
All feelings are valid; if you feel something, it's real, whether it was based on actuality or not. I hate trying to explain how I feel just to be told that I'm wrong for feeling that way or that my feelings are ridiculous. I didn't accuse YOU of intentionally hurting me, I simply said that what you SAID hurt my feelings.
So, why do I have to feel ashamed for even HAVING the feeling? Why do I have to struggle with whether or not I know how to "feel" things the right way or question whether I'm even ENTITLED to have this feeling unless you made that comment on purpose? Why can't we just take responsibility instead of getting angry and defensive? "I'm sorry that what I said hurt you, obviously there was a problem in either the way I said it or the way that you heard it"; "how should I have said it differently so that it doesn't happen next time? "
Meddling from friends, family, etc?
Friends and family mean well but outsiders often miss very important pieces of our puzzles. No one gets the whole story when problems are discussed; therefore, how can their suggestions or thoughts be what's in the best interest of the relationship? We're adults; we need to take responsibility for our own decisions.
Advice is welcome; whether or not I choose to USE that advice is NOT up to anyone but me, and if meddling continues, then you are obviously looked at as incapable of thinking for yourself. Why let people with such low opinions of you make major choices for you in your own life????
Katherine Santa Maria California www.myspace.com/myechoes Key ingredients--- trust! Fun, wanting the best for the other person involved.
Signs of problems --- disinterest, not wanting to be with the other person a day to day basis!
Meddling --- can be a big problem -- if its your own family or friends, you feel influenced -- if it's the in-laws, you feel secluded - picked on!
I'm lucky really -- I have been with my husband for 21 years -- we have had some major problems, but at the end of the day -- we can't imagine being with anyone else when we are old and grey! I can rely on him, and he can rely on me-- no matter what happens.
It is my belief, that a good relationship is based on trust.
If you have trust, then it eliminates outsides interferences.
Many problems within a relationship are caused by jealously, this would not happen if there was a 100% trust between the couple.
Support is another very important factor, partners need to unite and stick together whatever happens, if you have a stick and try to snap it, it breaks easily, but try snapping a bundle of sticks. This is much harder, and so would it be knocking down that wall that keeps the two of you together, as long as you support each other come what may.
It's always amused me, if not annoyed me by the fact that you are attracted to someone because of there ways, looks etc, but as soon as you get your �feet under the table� so to speak, the first thing you try to do is change them!!
What is that all about?
Jenny United Kingdom (from myspace.com-no forwarding URL)
February 28 Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980) Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dorothy Stratten's story was brief, glorious and tragic. She was murdered in West Los Angeles on August 14, 1980. While not a beauty as a child, nor early teen, Stratten came into her own out of high school and attracted the attention of Paul Snider, a promoter and wannabe star. He started dating her and after seeing an advertisement for Playboy's 25th Anniversary Playmate search in 1978, convinced her to pose for photos. Stratten was made a Playmate in the August, 1979 issue of Playboy. Soon after, she was pressured into marrying Snider, who had a Svengali-like influence on her. After her centerfold came out, Stratten found work in a few movies, notably Americathon and Skatetown, USA. Clearly, her star was on the rise. In 1980, it was revealed that Stratten would be tabbed as the Playmate of the Year by Playboy publisher and founder Hugh Hefner. While this was one of the crowning achievements of her career, things were not going well in her marriage to Snider. Snider grew increasingly frustrated. After a separation, Snider bought a gun and talked Stratten into coming to the apartment they used to share in West Los Angeles. He tied her up, sexually assaulted her, then shot her in the face with a shotgun. He then killed himself. The last movie she was in, "They All Laughed, " was released after her death.
Birthday's today: Rae Dawn Chong, Cindy Wilson (B-52's), Mario Andretti, Eric Lindros, John Turturro, Bernadette Peters, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Mercedes Ruehl, Maxine Bahns, Eden Rountree, Rebecca Gibson, Gilbert Gottfried, Margaret Volker, Bubba Smith, Robert Sean Leonard, Marleen Lohse, Elisa Fiorillo, Adrian Dantley, Erik van Kessel, Michelle Horn, Phil Gould (Level 42), Brian Jones (Rolling Stones R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK: RELATIONSHIPS (see yesterday)
Thank You Jonathan, I would LOVE to answer the Q no matter what!
Trust and confidence in each other, but most of all communication. To our relationship of 11 years and, 9 before that of being my neighbor (love thy neighbor) communication is the biggest key of all. We also frequent a couples club and that definately spices up our lives and the trust along with communication is definately what keeps us together. All of us need spice (men and women) and if you can be together and have the spice. That's perrrrrfect! Because of our jobs, my hubby and I are together 24 hours a day, every day and it works for us.
Meddling from friends, family, should always be avoided, though very hard to do. But if you are a team, two together can come to happy mediums and be able to not let others meddle in your lives...then we are back to trust...if you don't have trust in each other, outside meddlers can be lethal!
Soooo, comunicate and LISTEN to your mate, if they suggest something, your not up for, try to come as close to it as you can and talk to them about your comfort zone, if they can compromise maybe you can too. If you don't keep the communication, trust and spice in your life, your in trouble!
If you don't always want to do things together and would rather be out with meddling friends (that's a bad sign)! If you feel the spice is gone and you can't think of how to get it back...bad.
So quick, go talk to your mate, but before you do, think of something simple for around $2-$5 that will touch their heart and start communicating. ;)
Cyndi~ Bristol Connecticut www.myspace.com/cexyfariegirlcyndi It's ALWAYS hard. And you may ask, "why is that?" Because you have an infusion of TWO worlds colliding (Thanks, Howie Day!) and a TON of energy. In the world of physics, alone, that can mean MASS CHAOS. Then, take "feelings" and add to the mix and you have something that never promises to be "easy". Easy or YUCKY can be done all on your own--you don't need HELP for that.
But, TWO people who are COMMITTED and have a common life PATH: Realizing you have these two commonalities will be the moment that you realize you bet on a winning horse. Pay Day is EVERYDAY you wake up beside the person who makes your world just that much brighter.
What are the key ingriedients that you think make a relationship prosper and last? <---Hard work, Commitment, and TENACITY.
What are the signs to look for problems In the relationship? <---Hormones...lack of $$$...poor family support (on either end)...but MOST OF ALL: A hardened heart. The previous things are obstacles, but the final subject is one that will take down the most powerful couple, every time.
Meddling from friends, family, etc? <---Meddling does notcreate animosity or bad karma. ALLOWING them to "get past the GATE" so to speak DOES. Know where the boundaries are and protect them because you two are the guards protecting the tower. The road to the tower are your acquaintances. The fence beyond the road embodies your friends...the MOAT is your immediate family and in the CASTLE is the love of your life and offspring (if any). Ensure to protect from the inside OUT, not the reverse. The most cherished posessions you have are those inside your castle. Remember that.
By the way, I stand a few hours from receiving my psyche degree, so these are the educated opinions I have worked so hard to attain in my educative endeavors. This is the gold backing Fort Knox. Good luck, everybody. Terry Van Diver~ Little Rock Arkansas www.myspace.com/terryvandiver NO clue, sorry I'm not an expert on relationships.
Personal relationships are work, but it should be "manageable work." If you're putting in "overtime" it's probably not going to work out. I think one key is to have similiar interests, so you can do things together, but you also need to have different ones, so that you don't lose who you are.
So many people wind up giving up their friends, their interests, what makes THEM happy when they get into a new relationship, and years later, they regret it. It shouldn't be like that.
As far as business relationships, my motto is treat others the way YOU want to be treated. All of my contacts in the record community have also become friends over the years, and one of the reasons is because I treat them with respect when they call to talk music, if I'm not available, I call back, and I'm honest with them with regards to the music they have for our station. Plus, I'm a music fanatic, so half the time, we wind up BS'ing over music, some of which may not even be for our station, but we enjoy talking about it.
You can't be a scumbag in this business, because if you are, it's gonna come around to haunt you later. Karma is a beautiful thing...it may take years, but to quote Hendrix "It's comin to get ya!" :)
That's all...back to playing Nickelback now...ha!
Debbie MazellaAPD/MD/Middays94-3 The Point, WJLK Ocean New Jersey Never listen to anybody's advice. It's always in the heart and instincts wot to do next. And you know there's probs when you wait till he's asleep before you go to bed. Never sleep on an argument. Your only more stubborn in the morning not to speak first. That causes many a huff to turn into a full blown fight.
February 27 Yukari Tamura Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1976. Her birth name is Sakiko Cheng Ikeda. Mother is Chinese and father is Japanese. Graduated from University of Fukuoka and University of Taipei. Is also fluent in Korean and Mandarin Chinese. She is a former child star. She is also a singer and voiceover queen in Japan. She has many television and film credits, with her most recent as the voice of Talim in Soul Caliber III (2005) Birthday's today: Adam Baldwin, Paul Humphreys (OMD), Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Siu, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Richard de Vries, Josh Groban, Ralph Nader, Deidre Holland, Anna Lundgren, Chelsea Clinton, Vanessa Dorman, Rhea Harder, Neal Schon (Journey), Marjorie Maye, Chip Caray, Wendy Liebman, Mary Frann, Stoney Jackson, Steve Harley, Christine Niagra, Susan Yeagley, Maja Mandzuka, Bolick Dahan, Marian G. Klaren
New Q of THE WEEK: Begins Sometimes maintaining a strong personal relationship is hard. What are the key ingriedients that you think make a relationship /marriage prosper and last?
What are the signs to look for problems in the relationship? Meddling from friends, family, etc?
Even if you are not in one currently, you must have your thoughts and feelings. Please explain.
The key ingredients, mmm that's actually a hard one to define, as I've seen relationships suceed with many different formulas. Personally from my own observations I'd put friendship and openess in the number one spot. The long lived couples I know all have this in common.
Openess = ease of communication, which is always a good thing.
Secrecy to me is a real warning sign in any relationship, secrecy breeds mistrust, and no relationship can remain healthy without trust.
I've been infuriated in the past by people expecting me to trust them while they make every mobile message or phone call out to be some kind of military secret! How to make anyone suspicious!
Relationships of all sorts lie mainly on one simple thing- trust.
When a relationship begins, trust is usually handed right over. This is normal.
But if there is any sort of occurance that causes one to lose trust- that is when things start to go wrong. It's a cycle of crap, basically. One loses trust, so the other begins to lose trust as well. So, things just deteriorate.
When something happens where one feels uncomfortable, they need to talk it out, or trust is difficult to regain.
Another enormous factor is communication. This applies to everything- the way they talk to each other, the things they say to others, sex, etc. You need to let them know what's going on in your mind, and make sure you give them a chance to do the same.
Some people deny this, but sex is really important. It keeps the flame and connection alive...and be adventurous!! It isn't hard to get bored with sex.
A bad sign is lying. Even extremely frivulous things. If it is so easy to lie about something so trivial, then imagine what they'd keep from you or lie to you about in a bigger situation.
The key ingredient is compromise. No two people, animals, political parties or whatever think alike and want the same exact thing so if you aren't ready to give something up then you probably aren't ready to have a meaningful, lasting, working relationship.
There will always be problems. I wouldn't worry about looking for any.
Meddling is either looking out for, or looking to demolish-watch it.
I think the key ingriedients are honesty number one, communication, and compassion for one another. Lol- Lack of sex is a sign. Feeling a great distance between the two of you.
In my case my family has a problem with our age differance. He met me when I was 19. We have a 16 year age differance. In my opinion our relationship is better because he is mature and knows how to take care of the household. My mother thinks my husband treats me like a barbie doll to show off. (which isn't true)
We have been married now for 4 years been together for 5 and I would never trade him in for anyone. He is the first guy I have been loyal and honest with. On top of that he is really great with my daughter.
I have noticed that people around me when they have relationship problems causes me to appreciate mine that much more. I consider myself pretty lucky.
It frustrates me when people I know don't respect any arrangment my husband and I make between each other. That sorta thing brings me down. I am learning how to deal with it though which is a good thing.