Düsseldorfs Oberbürgermeister Dirk Elbers stürmt die kleine Botschaft Flingern!

Pünktlich zur Fertigstellung gab es gestern den “spontanen” Besuch von Oberbürgermeister Elbers. Dieser wollte sich ganz uneigennützig ein Bild von der neuen Birkenstraße machen und schon stand er mit einer Gruppe Fotografen in unserer schönen kleinen Botschaft. Gekauft hat er leider nichts, aber immerhin gibt es dieses schicke Foto.  :-)

Über die geänderte Parkplatzsituation lässt sich streiten. Aber es gibt nun ein paar Bänke, Fahrradständer und Bäume werden im Herbst gepflanzt. Wir finden die neuen, breiten Bürgersteige super. Nun haben Gianni “Eisdiele Cristallo” und Toni “Pizzeria Bella Ciao” endlich die Mögichkeit eine Außenterrasse zu betreiben.

Es tut sich Einiges. Heute morgen habe ich gesehen, dass Anfang September eine neuer Laden öffnet, der Geschenkartikel und Wohnaccessoires anbietet.

Wir freuen uns über jedes neue Geschäft!

ABC cancels country music drama 'Nashville' after 4 seasons

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The song is over for the country music drama “Nashville” after four seasons.

ABC said Thursday it’s cancelling the show, along with crime romp “Castle” and puppet comedy “The Muppets.”

More goners: “Galavant,” “Blood & Oil,” “The Family” and “Agent Carter.”

The cancellations follow a recent shakeup in the network’s executive ranks, with ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee replaced by Channing Dungey.

The decision to end “Nashville” drew an immediate lament from the city’s mayor, Megan Barry, who called the loss of the series filmed in her town a disappointment.

“The show has been an enormously successful promotional tool for our city, which is why the state of Tennessee and metro Nashville were prepared to support production for a fifth season,” Barry said.

“Nashville” has three episodes left to air, with the finale, titled “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me,” set for May 25. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere star as country music divas.

Although the ratings for “Nashville” were soft, ABC used it as the launching pad for soundtracks and TV specials.

Two other cancelled shows, “Castle” and “The Muppets,” had very different track records at ABC.

“Castle,” which debuted in 2009, was still a reliable ratings performer. It was announced last month that co-star Stana Katic was exiting, but Nathan Fillion, who plays Castle, had tweeted that he hoped the show would continue for years despite her departure.

When it came to freshman series “The Muppets,” a wealth of long-time affection for Miss Piggy and its other characters failed to translate into viewership.

Cruzeiro rally to earn draw in ex-Portugal manager's debut

Belo Horizonte (Brazil), May 22 (IANS) Cruzeiro rallied from two goals down to earn a 2-2 home draw with Figueirense in their Brazilian Serie A clash.

Veteran striker Rafael Moura scored either side of halftime as the visitors took control at the Mineirao stadium in on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

But midfielder Elber pegged a goal back for Cruzeiro before Douglas Coutinho struck, just four minutes after he was introduced as a replacement for Matias Pisano.

The match was Cruzeiro’s first under their new manager Paulo Bento. The former Portugal coach was appointed to replace Deivid last week after the club’s poor run of form.

Meanwhile two goals from former Brazil international striker Grafite earned Santa Cruz a 2-2 draw with Fluminense in Volta Redonda, near Rio de Janeiro. Gum and Gustavo Scarpa were on the scoresheet for Fluminense.

In Saturday’s only other match, a first-half double from Felipe Azevedo was enough to give Ponte Preta a 2-1 victory over Palmeiras.



A bloodbath of shows axed for new shows to debut next season

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - It wasn’t quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.

ABC took the sword to seven series (including country music drama “Nashville” and veteran whodunit “Castle”) while Fox is sacrificing five freshman shows, including comedies starring aging pretty boys Rob Lowe and John Stamos.

Meanwhile, CBS is deleting “CSI: Cyber” after this, its sophomore season, thus laying to rest the “CSI” dynasty that encompassed four series during a 16-year span.

The official body count — as well as new programming blood for the 2016-2017 season — will be rolled out next week at the networks’ “upfront” sessions for advertisers.

But through a combination of network leaks and networks jumping the gun, a flood of announcements got early exposure Thursday.

Perhaps the sourest note came from ABC with word that it’s cancelling “Nashville” after four seasons. Never a ratings hit, that series enjoyed a loyal following, especially in Music City, where the show was filmed.

The network’s decision drew an immediate lament from Nashville’s mayor, Megan Barry, who in a statement called the news “incredibly disappointing.” She said the state of Tennessee and Nashville were prepared to support production in the city for a fifth season.

“Castle,” which debuted in 2009, was still a reliable ratings performer. It was announced last month that co-star Stana Katic was exiting, but Nathan Fillion, who plays Castle, had tweeted in vain that he hoped the show would continue for years despite her departure.

In addition, sophomore series “Agent Carter” and “Galavant” won’t be back. Freshman series “Blood & Oil” and “The Family” have also been yanked, as is “The Muppets,” for which a wealth of long-time affection for Miss Piggy and its other characters failed to translate into viewership.

The cancellations follow a recent shake-up in the network’s executive ranks, with ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee replaced by Channing Dungey.

Fox is dumping comedies “Grandfathered” (starring Stamos) and “The Grinder” (starring Lowe) as well as midseason entries “Bordertown,” “Minority Report” and “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.”

But the news wasn’t all grim.

At ABC, “Scandal” producer Shonda Rhimes is collaborating with William Shakespeare on a period drama about the aftermath of the deaths of young lovers Romeo and Juliet.

“Still Star-Crossed” will become Rhimes’ fifth series at ABC. Along with “Scandal,” her ShondaLand company produces “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “The Catch.”

“The Catch,” which hasn’t made the ratings splash of Rhimes’ other shows since its recent premiere, will return for a second season, ABC said.

“Supergirl” is landing at CW for its second season after debuting last year on CBS. It’s a good fit for CW, currently home to three other superhero shows: “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

All are from prolific producer Greg Berlanti, who has placed yet another show at CW for next season, “Riverdale.”

Based on the Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” was described by the network as a present-day “surprising and subversive take” on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends. Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Luke Perry are among the stars.

Other upcoming new series announced Thursday:

— “Conviction,” ABC. A lawyer and former first daughter (Hayley Atwell) takes a job with the New York district attorney’s office to avoid jail time for drugs and political damage for her mother’s Senate campaign.

__ “Notorious,” ABC. A provocative look at the sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.

__ “Imaginary Mary,” ABC. Jenna Elfman plays a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids.

— “Downward Dog,” ABC. Based on the web series, the comedy looks at the life of a struggling millennial (Allison Tolman) from the perspective of her philosophical dog, Martin.

— An as-yet untitled comedy from ABC about an unapologetically plump wife and mother (Katy Mixon) whose flawed family lives in a wealthy town populated by so-called “perfect” children.

— “Time After Time,” ABC. Based on the novel and movie, with writer H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) travelling through time to modern Manhattan in search of Jack the Ripper.

— “Frequency,” CW, inspired by the 2000 Dennis Quaid-Jim Caviezel film. A police detective gets in touch with her late father via a ham radio and work together on an unsolved murder case. Riley Smith is among the stars.

— “No Tomorrow,” CW, follows a cautious woman and a freewheeling man who fall in love and decide to pursue their dreams because of a belief that the apocalypse is near. The cast includes Tori Anderson and Josh Sasse.

— “Chicago Justice,” NBC. Producer Dick Wolf expands his Windy City-based franchise with a drama about state prosecutors and investigators. It joins “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.”

                    — Did ( LEONARDO DA VINCI ) create that? Oh wait — that’s just ( ISAAC EDWARD HENRY ) who suspiciously looks like ( TIJN ELBERS ). I’ve heard that he’s ( 23 ) years old and is studying ( ENGLISH & ASTRONOMY ). They could be ( ANTISOCIAL & MANIPULATIVE ) but are also ( CLEVER & EASYGOING ). Who knows what they’ll discover at Ars Gratia

anonymous asked:

[ Did ( LEONARDO DA VINCI ) create that? Oh wait — that’s just ( ISAAC EDWARD HENRY ) who Did ( Did ( LEONARDO DA VINCI ) create that? Oh wait — that’s just ( ISAAC EDWARD HENRY ) who suspiciously looks like ( TIJN ELBERS ). I’ve heard that he’s ( 23 ) years old and is studying ( ENGLISH & ASTRONOMY ). They could be ( ANTISOCIAL & MANIPULATIVE ) but are also ( CLEVER & EASYGOING. ) Who knows what they'll discover at Ars Gratia? ( nova / any / 15 & cst )

Who would have thought that wasn’t created by Leonardo Da Vinci ? Welcome to Ars Gratia Isaac Edward Henry ! Please send in your account within 12 hours and don’t forget to check the after section in the Navigation.

anonymous asked:

Could you please help me find a curly red-headed, male, fc that preferably can play 18? Thank you so much in advance.

i had a little difficulty finding faceclaims with curly hair, but here you go, peaches !!

  • ALEX SAXON (28) — red-head, non-curly hair, looks young and can pass as 18.
  • CALEB LANDRY-JONES (26) — red-head, non-curly hair, older gifs could pass as 18.
  • CAMERON MONAGHAN (22) — red-head, non-curly hair, can easily pass as 18.
  • FINN JONES (28) — red-ish and curly hair, could pass as 18 if you squint really hard.
  • RUPERT GRINT (27) — red-head, wavy hair, has a lot of gifs as ron weasley that could pass as 18.
  • TIJN ELBERS (??) — red-head, wavy hair, could pass as 18. 
  • WILL MERRICK (23) — red-head, non-curly hair, could pass as 18.
Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom “Mister Ed,” has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96.

The English-born, Canadian-educated Young died Thursday, according to Jaime Larkin, spokeswoman for the retirement community where Young had lived for four years. His children were with him when he died peacefully of natural causes, she said.

Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when “Mister Ed” was being readied at comedian George Burns’ production company. Burns is said to have told his staff: “Get Alan Young. He looks like the kind of guy a horse would talk to.”

Mr. Ed was a golden Palomino who spoke only to his owner, Wilbur Post, played by Young. Fans enjoyed the horse’s deep, droll voice (“WIL-bur-r-r-r-r”) and the goofy theme song lyrics (“A horse is a horse, of course, of course … ”). Cowboy star Allan “Rocky” Lane supplied Mr. Ed’s voice.

An eclectic group of celebrities including Clint Eastwood, Mae West and baseball great Sandy Koufax made guest appearances on the show.

“Mister Ed” was one of a number of situation comedies during the early to mid-‘60s that added elements of fantasy. Others were “My Mother the Car,” in which a man’s dead mother spoke to him through an old car; “My Favorite Martian” in which a Martian took up residence on Earth disguised as the uncle of an earthling; and “Bewitched” in which a witch married a mortal.

A loose variation on the “Francis the Talking Mule” movies of the 1950s, “Mister Ed” was one of the few network series to begin in syndication. After six months, it moved to ABC in October 1961 and lasted four seasons.

When the cameras weren’t rolling, the human and four-legged co-stars were friends, according to Young. If Ed was reprimanded by his trainer, Young said, “He would come over to me, like, 'Look what he said to me.’”

Like many series of its vintage, “Mister Ed” won new fans in later decades through near-constant cable TV syndication and video releases.

Young also appeared in a number of films, including “Gentlemen Marry Brunettes,” “Tom Thumb,” “The Cat from Outer Space” and “The Time Machine,” the latter the 1960 classic in which, speaking in a Scottish brogue, he played time traveller Rod Taylor’s friend. Young had a small role in the 2002 “Time Machine” remake.

In later years, Young found a new career writing for and voicing cartoons. He portrayed Scrooge McDuck in 65 episodes for Disney’s TV series “Duck Tales” and did voice-overs for “The Great Mouse Detective.”

Young’s sly, low-key style first attracted a wide U.S. audience in 1944 with “The Alan Young Show” on ABC radio. He also drew attention from Hollywood, but early films such as “Margie” and “Mr. Belvedere Goes to College” did poorly and in 1950 he turned to the growing new medium of TV and moved “The Alan Young Show” to the small screen, where it offered a contrast to the slapstick and old vaudeville of other variety shows.

His gentle comedy caused TV Guide to hail him as “the Charlie Chaplin of television,” and the fledgling Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Emmys to Young as best actor and to the show as best variety series.

Howard Hughes, who had seen Young on TV, hired him for the lead in a film version of “Androcles and the Lion,” a comedy based on the George Bernard Shaw play. When it opened in theatres, however, nobody laughed, so Hughes withdrew the movie and shot two weeks of new sequences.

“He put in girls with gauze and a real lion, and it became a blood-and-guts film,” Young recalled in 1987.

Angus Young was born Nov. 19, 1919, of Scottish parents in the north England town of North Shields. (In his later years he claimed he was born in 1924.)

The family moved to Canada when he was a child, and he began entertaining in Vancouver when he was 13. He had his own radio program, “Stag Party,” on the CBC network by the time he graduated from high school. After two years in the Canadian navy, he moved to New York City.

Young was a Christian Scientist from his teen years. In the early 1970s, he left his career to work for the Mother Church in Boston. He spent three years establishing a film and broadcasting centre, then toured the country for two years as a Christian Science lecturer. Disillusioned by the church bureaucracy, he returned to Hollywood in 1976.

In 1940, Young married Mary Anne Grimes and they had a daughter, Alana, and a son, Alan Jr. The marriage ended in 1947.

In 1948 he married singer Virginia McCurdy, and they had a son, Cameron Angus, and a daughter, Wendy.

There was no information on survivors.


Biographical material in this story was written by The Associated Press’ late Hollywood correspondent Bob Thomas.

Sara Ramirez's Callie hanging up 'Grey's Anatomy' scalpel

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Surgeon Callie Torres is turning in her scalpel at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Sara Ramirez, who plays Dr. Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy,” tweeted Thursday that she’s taking “welcome time off” after 10 years with the ABC medical drama.

The actress said she was grateful to the network and producer Shonda Rhimes. She said she expected to remain part of the ShondaLand company “family.”

ABC confirmed the tweet’s authenticity but declined further comment.

The bisexual Callie and her female romances were a TV rarity when first introduced. The gay characters were both played by cast members rather than, as was more typical, by a star and guest actor.

As the season ended, Callie was preparing to move from Seattle to New York. A twist in her custody dispute over daughter Sofia was part of Thursday’s season 12 finale.