the best tv series of 2011


RIP Michael Nyqvist (1960-2017) - Swedish actor best known for his role as Michael Blomkvist in the Millenium trilogy films and miniseries The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornest’s Nest; and for roles in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) and John Wick (2014), has died today due to a cancer. His career consists of more than 90 projects in between TV series and films. His recent upcoming projects were Radegund and Hunter KIller (both in post production) and he was filming Thomas Vinterberg’s next project, the awaited Kursk (to be released in 2018).


Black History Month (Year 3) | Day 11 | Static, Static Shock

Static was created by Dwayne McDuffie and Robert. L. Washington III. He first appeared in Static #1 in June of 1993. He full name is Virgil Ovid Hawkins, which is the same name of the first African American male to go to law school. Static was a key character and staple in the Milestone Comics line-up. In 1997, Milestone stopped publishing comics which left Static up in the air until September of 2000 when the WB (now CW) released Static Shock. The animated series series lasted four whole seasons which lead to the rebirth of Static in the comic world. Static Shock: Rebirth of Cool, a comic book miniseries, was released in 2001 and in 2009 the trade paperback of the series was nominated for a Glyph Comics Award for Best Reprint Collection.

In 2008, Static joined the mainstream of the DC Universe where he would be added to the Teen Titans. He made his first canonical appearance in Terror Titans #4. In September 2011, as part of an effort to better integrate Static into the DC Universe, DC relaunched a new Static Shock series which takes place in New York City instead of Dakota (where Static is originally from).

Aside from his own, Static has had other appearances in a number of different television shows and films. He appears in Batman Beyond, Justice League Unlimited, Young Justice: Invasion, and Justice League: War (cameo, first appearance in a DC Film). During his series’ original run he has crossed paths with the Justice League, he teams up with them to take down Brainiac.

Static has the extraordinary ability of creating, conducting, and manipulating electricity. Otherwise known as electromagnetic phenomena generation. He is capable of interacting with wireless communications, and grows to eventually become an expert scientist, inventor, and strategist.

In the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, there is a framed copy of Static #1 on the wall in Will & Carlton’s pool house.

kaniadewi123  asked:

Hello, can you give me some suggestions on good russian opera soaps/drama/movie(if possible with english sub)?

Below are movies that I have watched and recommend or have been recommended to me that are in Russian. If subtitles are not available, they will be listed with a *



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The last time a black actor won the Lead Actor in a Drama Series trophy, it was Andre Braugher for Homicide, back in 1998. And the last time an actor in a broadcast series won this prize, it was James Spader for ABC’s Boston Legal in 2007.

Sterling K. Brown’s highly deserved win for This Is Us, then, stood out in multiple ways. (Broadcast dramas, in particular, have struggled mightily in the 2010s, with This Is Us the first nominated for Drama Series since The Good Wife in 2011.)

Brown plays Randall, the black adopted son of the otherwise white Pearson family, and his quest to find his biological father and explore his racial identity made for riveting television in the show’s first season, especially in “Memphis,” the episode Brown submitted for awards consideration, which involved a road trip Randall took with his biological father.

But Brown’s win was memorable for more than just its historic qualities or for his very deserving work. It’s also memorable because his speech was probably the best of the night, with a stirring tribute to performances that had won in his category before (including Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Mad Men’s Jon Hamm) and a terrific nod toward Braugher himself.

“I just want to say Mr. Braugher, whether at Stanford University or on this Emmy stage, it is my supreme honor to follow in your steps,” Brown said, before pivoting to thanking his TV family. “Milo, Mandy, Justin, Chrissy — you are the best white TV family that a brother has ever had. Better than Mr. Drummond, better then them white folks at Webster.”

Then when the orchestra kept trying to play him off the stage, Brown refused to leave, shouting to be heard as he thanked the show’s writers and directors.

It’s a fun speech and one of the best moments of this year’s Emmys. Watch it above.


aesthetic tv posters: teen wolf (2011-present)

Scott, just listen to me, okay? You’re not no one. Okay? You’re someone, you’re…Scott, you’re my best friend. Okay? And I need you. Scott, you’re my brother. Alright, so…so if you’re gonna do this, then…I think you’re just gonna have to take me with you, then.


Johnny Lewis is arguably best known for playing the loveable Kip “Half-Sack” Epps in the well-known TV series, Sons of Anarchy. In 2011, he suffered substantial head injuries from a motorcycle accident and as a result, began to harbour bizarre and illogical thoughts and behaviours that he refused to get help for, much to the dismay of his father.

On 26 September, 2012, these thoughts came to an abrupt and tragic end when the body of Johnny’s 81-year-old landlady, Catherine Davis, was discovered brutally murdered at her Los Angeles residence. Outside, police found the body of Johnny Lewis.

An investigation uncovered that Johnny had broken into Catherine’s home where he beat and strangled Catherine to death before killing her cat and fleeing to the roof, where he then accidentally fell to his demise.

Ji Chang Wook ❤

Ji Chang-wook (born July 5, 1987) is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame playing the leading role of Dong-hae in daily drama series Smile Again (2010-2011), and has since had roles in Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011) and Empress Ki (2013-2014). Ji has headlined the television series Healer (2014-2015), The K2 (2016) and Suspicious Partner (2017), as well as crime-action film Fabricated City (2017). 

Ji began his career in musical theatre. He made his onscreen debut in the 2006 film Days… and had a minor role in the 2008 television drama You Stole My Heart. He only officially debuted in the 2008 film Sleeping Beauty.

In 2009, he appeared in My Too Perfect Sons, playing the timid, sissy youngest brother who ends up raising his best friend’s daughter while just turning 20 years old. The weekend family drama received 40% ratings. He then had a supporting role in the action-comedy Hero.

In 2010, Ji was cast in his first starring role in the 159-episode daily drama Smile Again. Playing the role of a Korean-American short track speed skater, Ji trained four to five hours daily at the ice rink. Smile Again topped the ratings chart for 15 consecutive weeks, and he was awarded “Best Actor in a Daily Drama” at the KBS Drama Awards.

He then played the titular character in 2011 action historical drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011). Adapted from Lee Jae-heon’s manhwa Honorable Baek Dong-soo, it is an origin story about Joseon-era swordsman Baek Dong-soo, showing his growing years until political intrigue creates a rivalry with his childhood best friend-turned-enemy. The series was number one in its timeslot for 13 weeks, and Ji received a “New Star Award” at the SBS Drama Awards. Later that year, he played the lead role in cable drama Bachelor’s Vegetable Store, based on the true success story of Lee Young-seok, a young man who turned a tiny 350-square-feet vegetable store in 1998 into a nationwide franchise with 33 stores.

In his first villain role, Ji played a pianist who envies his older brother’s natural gift for music in 2012 melodrama Five Fingers.

Ji returned to the musical theater in 2013 with The Days, playing a presidential bodyguard who went missing 20 years ago along with a mysterious female companion. The Days was a jukebox musical using the folk rock songs of Kim Kwang-seok.

Ji’s breakthrough came when he played Toghon Temür (also known as Ta Hwan), the 16th emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, in the historical drama Empress Ki. The drama drew solid viewership ratings nationwide throughout its run with an average rating of 35.12%. Ji’s portrayal of the young king left a strong impression on both critics and the audience, earning him critical acclaim.

Ji then starred as the title character in Song Ji-na-penned action thriller Healer from December 2014 to February 2015. He took martial arts lessons for his role as a mysterious errand guy in the series.After the drama aired, Ji became popular in China and other parts of Asia. He then took on roles in Mandarin-language dramas like The Whirlwind Girl 2 and Mr. Right.

In 2016, Ji starred in tvN’s action thriller The K2, as the title role, a bodyguard who gets betrayed by his fellow countrymen and falls in love with a girl with fear of people. The drama received favorable reviews, topping cable channel viewership ratings throughout its 8-week broadcast. In November 2016, he co-starred in the promotional web drama titled First Seven Kisses for Lotte Duty Free.

In 2017, Ji starred in the action film Fabricated City, playing the role of a jobless game addict who becomes a framed murderer. He was next cast in SBS’ romantic comedy thriller Suspicious Partner, which premiered in May. Ji is also set to star as a reckless rookie constable alongside Sol Kyung-gu’s apathetic veteran officer in the period-comedy film Two Constables, the fourth installment in the Two Cops franchise directed by Kang Woo-suk.

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Adrianne Lee Palicki (born May 6, 1983) is an American actress best known for her roles as Tyra Collette in the television series Friday Night Lights (2006–2011) and supporting roles in the films Legion (2010), Red Dawn (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and John Wick (2014). She played Barbara “Bobbi” Morse on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2016).

Tom Welling Joins ‘Lucifer’ for Season 3

“Smallville” star Tom Welling is set to join season 3 of Fox’s “Lucifer,” playing Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant.

Pierce will be the foil to Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and embody everything the title character isn’t — well respected, strategic and reserved. At the same time, they’re both charismatic and handsome, and as Pierce develops a connection with Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer’s patience will be tested.

As viewers might remember from the end of season 2, Lucifer took care of a little problem called Mom — aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). But now he’s facing an even greater one – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.

The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar, the Devil’s alias. Bored with being the leader of hell, Morningstar sets his sights on another sin-friendly location — Los Angeles — and opens his own nightclub. Its ratings have been lukewarm, but the show has received impressive critical feedback, with a 75 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.3 score on IMBD.

Welling is best known for playing “Clark Kent/Superman” on the long-running television series “Smallville” from 2001 to 2011. He recently starred in “The Choice,” and has also been in “Draft Day,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” and “Cheaper by the Dozen 2.”

“Lucifer” is back on Fox on Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:00 pm ET. It’s produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and stems from the DC Comics universe .


Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC series Chuck (2007–2012), Hannah McKay in the Showtime series Dexter (2012–2013) and CIA Agent Kate Morgan in the Fox limited event television series 24: Live Another Day (2014).

Strahovski’s other notable works include Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers (2010), Killer Elite (2011), I, Frankenstein (2014), The Astronaut Wives Club (2015), and Manhattan Night (2016). She has also voiced Miranda Lawson in the Mass Effect video game series and Batwoman in the animated film Batman: Bad Blood (2016).

anonymous asked:

youre going to see the lego ninajgo? they say its terrible. don't really know why they made a movie.

Originally posted by ninjagozanefan14

*long sigh*

Listen, anon, while it’s true that the critics are saying that is terrible and poor and not a nice succesor from The Lego Movie and Lego Batman Movie, that’s not really going to stop me from seeing a movie about a tv show that I’ve been enjoying since 2012, especilly if it’s ofering a fresh new story and character arc.

They made the movie because the series/toy franchise has been succesful since 2011 (I think). Heck, the writers from the series even decided to write the script for the movie, and if you are going to compare it to The Lego Movie, I got news for you buddy: They co-wrote that movie.

Originally posted by kpfun

And I know that series doesn’t have the best story or continuity that most tv shows do, but I actually enjoy it that way.

So yeah, I’m gonna see it. 

Try to stop me.
CW Developing DC Comics Adaptation ‘Project 13’ With Elizabeth Banks Producing (EXCLUSIVE)
The CW is developing a drama series based on DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen with Elizabeth Banks attached as an executive producer, Variety has learned exc…
By Joe Otterson

Titled “Project 13,” the one-hour drama would center on Traci, a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena. Traci and Dr. Thirteen have appeared in multiple comics within the DC Universe, including “Flashpoint” and “Batman.”

Before we start celebrating, I need to point out three things:

1) This is CW.

2) Traci is biracial, her mother being Asian (her name,  Meihui Lan, suggesting she is Chinese but I couldn’t find a confirmation)   and her best-known love interest are Latino American Jaime Reyes (in pre-2011 continuity) and African-American woman Natasha Irons (in post-2011 continuity, where Traci is a lesbian) 

3) This. Is. C.W. Chances they will either whitewash and/or straightwash her or force in a white love interest are high.

So I’m tagging certain blogs: @fandomshatepeopleofcolor , @diversehighfantasy and @fandomshatelgbtpeople@superheroesincolor  and @dcwomenofcolor - If any of you wants to start a push to ensure the series does the character justice, tell me how can I help.

- Admin


by Wendy Morriss 2014

Gippsland Country Life magazine

Television scriptwriter, Ysabelle Dean started her career as a story liner for Grundy Productions popular soap ‘Prisoner’ in 1984. She is now writing scripts for the second series of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Melbourne’s own, extremely popular 13-part television series that was first aired in February 2012 on ABC1.

The series is based on Australian author Kerry Greenwood’s novels, the first written in 1989 about the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, a daring, glamorous, lady detective that fights injustice with her pearl handled pistol in late 1920s Melbourne. Phryne (pronounced Fry-nee) is a thoroughly modern woman with an acquired taste for the best, but from impeccable working class origins.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries starring Essie Davis as Miss Phryne Fisher and Nathan Page who plays detective inspector Jack Robinson, was created and produced by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger and their production company Every Cloud Productions. The first series was filmed over a six-month period in and around Melbourne from July 2011 with a budget of one million dollars per episode. Since then the ABC drama series has been purchased by 120 territories worldwide including Europe, Canada, USA, Asia and Latin America.

Ysabelle, who has written and edited scripts for many Australian television series, wrote or co-wrote scripts for three episodes of the first Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which were‘Murder in the Dark’, ‘Away with the Fairies’, and ‘Murder in Montparnasse’. She also did some over writing and script editing. She is now writing three scripts for the second series, which she said is shooting now and is due to come out later this year.

“I am one of a few scriptwriters for the project,” she said. “I’ve just finished episode 12 and started working on episode 11. When I write an episode, I take one of the stories the producers have developed and work with them through various stages of it to shooting stage. That goes on for three or four months for each script.

“Each scriptwriter does complete episodes but if there are time issues the creative producer Deb Cox, may take over and do a polish on the last draft or running changes. If someone is ill, or a location can’t be used or something goes wrong, then the script is adjusted quickly before going on set.

“We also work with a fantastic bunch of script editors who edit and make adjustments after the scripts are written. We hope after the script writing stages of scene breakdown, first draft, second draft and polish that they don’t have to do a lot of re writing. There are serial strands though that change and evolve as you go and sometimes they have to be adjusted right up to the last minute, and it’s pretty much a team effort.”

She said there’s a lot of respect from the crew for the producers Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger. “Fi and Deb are so great to work with.”

When asked if she knew before they started how successful the series was going to be Ysabelle said she had a pretty good idea. “Kerry Greenwood’s books were already successful and Fi and Deb and their production company Every Cloud Productions have a very strong track record. The work they do is painstakingly crafted and when the ABC take on a project like that they become very involved and operate in the same way, so I knew with that sort of formula it would be a goer, and it has been. With everyone on board, the last detail, the last second of shooting and film editing is so well crafted.

“Initially I didn’t know the series was going to be set in Melbourne, which was exciting. I read the books a few days before going to Byron Bay where we plotted at Every Cloud Production Company. I knew it was set in Melbourne in the books but I still didn’t know for sure if it would be filmed in Melbourne or Sydney.

“What was more exciting was that it was a period piece which gave it a new and interesting flavour. I have worked on several shows set in Melbourne that weren’t able to really make use of the location like this show has. They were shows that were shot in Melbourne because that’s where the studios were. In Prisoner, Cell Block H was in Channel 10.

“Because it’s a period piece, I’ve had to do a lot of research. When I write verbal expressions, I have to stop and think about what was used in 1929 or when someone goes to the fridge, I have to remember they go to the ice chest. There are little things like that all the way through but it makes it really interesting. For Murder in Montparnasse there had to be a French restaurant in Melbourne and French characters so I had to learn a lot of French in a hurry, but Google makes it easier.”

Ysabelle’s first contact with Australia’s film industry was while studying a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature at Victoria College. “In my third year, someone from Grundy’s approached my script writing tutor looking for a trainee to work on Prisoner and I was recommended. I still had the last semester to complete but my tutors allowed me to finish the work at home, which was great and I finished with high distinctions.

“I was a story liner on prisoner because I was a trainee. There were four story liners and we all worked in house to come up with two episodes a week of was called a scene breakdown and the screenwriters wrote from that. They only did one draft for Prisoner and then a script editor would make all the changes.

She said she felt a bit bemused by it all. “At the time there was a bit of a set amongst my fellow university students against television soaps. I was never really interested in them, but when you are asked to write, and given an idea that you don’t know anything about or you have a strong opinion on, you have to try to find a way to become part of it and it has to become part of you so that it’s authentic. That’s what I had to do with prisoner, but once I did that, I was able to get right into it.”

After working on Prisoner, Ysabelle went to Sydney to write storylines and scripts for ‘Son’s and Daughters’. She left Sydney in 87 to come back to Melbourne and started working as a freelance scriptwriter and editor.

Since then she has written or edited scripts for Neighbours, SeaChange, Blue Heelers, Wormwood, Bed of Roses, Home and Away, McLeod’s Daughters, Always Greener, Guinevere Jones, Ship to Shore, Chuck Finn, Return to Eden and The Rogue Stallion, a television movie.

“I have enjoyed script producing, writing and editing children’s shows for Paul Barron of Barron Entertainment in Perth and the series ‘Ship to Shore’ was my favourite. I also wrote scripts for ‘The New Adventures of Skippy’, not the original version – I was too young. You need to make a point of that.

“Of all the adult shows I have scripted, my favourite would have to be Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries although the scripts have been the hardest I’ve written because it is so complex and there’s so much to pack into it, but it’s been very satisfying. Essie Davis is beautiful. She’s just gorgeous on screen and Nathan Page is incredible and they work so well together. I look at it and think this is great, and then I forget how many nights I’ve been up trying to finish the scripts.”

By Wendy Morriss


David Tennant down through the years at the TV Choice Awards
(alternate title: lots of photos of David holding that 3-starred trophy)

  • 2006 - David and Billie won the Best Actor and Best Actress Categories and  Doctor Who won “Best Loved Drama”
  • 2007 - David won “Best Actor” and  Doctor Who won “Best Loved Drama” 
  • 2008 - David (who couldn’t attend due to Hamlet) won “Best Actor”, Catherine Tate won “Best Actress”, and Doctor Who won “Best Loved Drama”
  • 2011 - David won “Best Actor” for Single Father
  • 2013 - David won “Best Actor” and Broadchurch won “Best New Drama”. David was also called to the stage (and photo session) for the acceptance of the “Outstanding Contribution to TV” award for Doctor Who
  • 2015 - David won “Best Actor” and Broadchurch won “Best Drama Series”
  • 2017 - David won “Best Actor”, Olivia won “Best Actress”, and Broadchurch won “Best Drama Series”

George Hosato Takei (born April 20, 1937) is an American actor, director, author, and activist of Japanese descent. Takei is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
Takei’s involvement in social media has brought him fresh attention. As of February 2017, his Facebook page has over 10 million likes since he joined in 2011, and he frequently shares photos with original humorous commentary.
Takei is a proponent of LGBT rights and is active in state and local politics. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.


Tom Welling Joins Season 3 of 'Lucifer'

Tom Welling is returning to TV!

On Saturday during San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the former Smallville star has officially joined the season three cast of Fox’s drama, Lucifer.

RELATED: 2017 Comic-Con: All the Star Sightings in San Diego!

Welling, 40, will take on the role of Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant who is everything Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is not – strategic, reserved and well-respected. But the two also have many things in common, including being handsome, charismatic and charming. According to the character description, “When Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), Lucifer’s devilish traits are inflamed.”

The season two finale saw Lucifer taking care of Mom, aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer). In the beginning of the third season he’ll face an “even greater challenge – finding out who kidnapped him, and why his angel wings are back.”

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Lucifer marks Welling’s return to television since playing Clark Kent/Superman in The CW/WB series Smallville, which ran from 2001 to 2011. The actor also had roles in Cheaper by the Dozen and its sequel, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, as well as The Fog and Parkland.

Lucifer returns for its third season on Oct. 2 on Fox.

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10 Canadian women who (probably) won’t make it onto the new bills -- but should!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that an “iconic Canadian woman” will appear on the next issue of bank notes. 

“A Canadian woman will be featured on the very first of the next series of bills expected in 2018,” Trudeau said.

“Today, on International Women’s Day, the Bank of Canada is taking the first step by launching public consultations to select an iconic Canadian woman to be featured on this new bill.”

So far, votes have been pouring in for various historical figures, saints, activists and artists but we thought it would be fun to look at some of the other iconic Canadian women who (likely) won’t make the cut. 

Click through the gallery above and let us know who you think should be on the next bank note by tweeting to @YahooPOP

Pamela Anderson

Known for more than just looking amazing in a bathing suit, this Ladysmith-born babe is a serious animal rights activist, promoting veganism and working with organizations such as PETA. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Alanis Morissette

The singer and Ottawa-native topped the charts with her breakout album, Jagged Little Pill. Rolling Stone magazine dubbed her the “Queen of alt-rock angst” in 2001. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Coco Rocha

The 27-year-old model and designer was born in Toronto but spent most of her childhood in Richmond, B.C. Muse to designer, Zac Posen, she’s walked the runways of pretty much every big fashion house across North America and Europe. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Nina Dobrev

Born in Bulgaria, the young actress moved to Toronto at age two. Her breakout role in “Degrassi: The Next Generation” launched her international acting career with a starring role in “The Vampire Diaries” and films like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Final Girls.” (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Avril Lavigne

The “pop punk princess” burst onto the scene at age 17. The Napanee, Ont.-native’s second album Under My Skin landed her in the number one spot on the Billboard charts in 2004. Apart from music, Lavigne established the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which aids youth suffering from illnesses and disabilities. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Ellen Page

The Halifax-native stole our hearts in her breakout role as Juno, in the titular film about teen pregnancy. Along with acting, Page has used her fame to bring light to humanitarian issues like the military dictatorship in Burma and being an openly gay woman in Hollywood. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Fefe Dobson

Growing up in Toronto’s gritty suburb of Scarborough, Dobson caught her break in 2003 with her self-titled album, Fefe Dobson. She later appeared in the TV series “American Dreams” playing the role of Tina Turner. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Rachel McAdams

Recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in “Spotlight,” the London, Ont. actress has appeared in iconic films like, “Mean Girls,” “The Notebook” and “Midnight in Paris.” McAdams has been outspoken about her eco-friendly lifestyle, the criminalization of immigrants and even attended an Occupy Toronto demonstration in 2011. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Nelly Furtado

The Victoria, B.C.-native became a star with her breakout hit, “I’m Like a Bird,” which earned her both a Grammy and a Juno Award. Over the years she has worked with programs such as AIDS on MTV and Free the Children, donating $1 million in 2011 to help support the construction of a girl’s school in the Maasai region of Kenya. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Sandra Oh

Most of the world knows her as Dr. Christina Yang from “Grey’s Anatomy” but in her native home of Nepean, Ont., she’s a local hero. Over the years, her role on the show has earned her a Golden Globe, two SAGs and five Emmy nominations. In addition, she’s appeared in a number of other films, TV series and documentaries. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)

Black History Month- Day 13 (Latino History)

Rubén Rada
(born 17 July 1943); moniker “El Negro Rada”) is an Afro-Uruguayan percussionist, composer and singer. He is closely associated with Candombe, an Afro–Uruguayan rhythmic style music, which is based on the sound of three types of drums: ´chico´, ‘repique’ and ‘piano’. Rada recorded more than 30 albums, which today are considered Uruguayan classics.

Rada had a prominent role in the evolution of modern Candombe music by blending it to a great variety of musical styles and instruments not traditionally linked to this genre of music. He is founder of the candombe-beat and the author of some of the most beautiful songs that Uruguay has given. His music combines pop stylings with typically Uruguayan sounds like those of the candombe drums and of the murga choruses typical of the Uruguayan Carnival.

In 1965 together with Eduardo Mateo, he formed the band El Kinto Conjunto. This was the first group in Uruguay to create the beat genre in Spanish (Castilian) and to fuse rock with Latin American elements unprecedented in first world formats. In 1969 the success of his Candombe song ‘Las Manzanas’ (‘The Apples’), introduced him as a solo artist to a first album and led him to participate in Rio de Janeiro’s Festival of Popular Music. A year later he formed the band TÓTEM, one of the pillars of national rock music. Tótem was one of the most important massive phenomena of Uruguayan music and represented the height of the Candombe beat. In total he has recorded more than thirty albums, his latest being “Fan” (2009). Many of his albums are considered Uruguayan classics.

He voiced the part of Lucius Best/Frozone in the 2004 Argentinian dubbing of The Incredibles. He has also directed radio and TV shows such as Radar (radio) and El Teléfono (TV).

Since October 2007 he also stars in a sitcom called “La oveja negra” (The black sheep).

In April 2010, the third round of the series LifeLines at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin pays tribute to Rubén Rada. Three days of concerts and discussions about his life and career as part of the project Bicentenario - focusing on 200 years of independence movements in Latin America,

On July 26, 2011, it was announced by The Latin Recording Academy that Rubén Rada will be honored with The Latin Recording Academy®’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor will be acknowledged at a special invitation-only ceremony on November 9, 2011, at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas as part of the weeklong Latin Grammy Award celebration.


The Flash: Harry Potter’s Tom Felton Joins Season 3 as Series Regular

Felton will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.

The English actor is best known for portraying cunning sorcerer Draco Malfoy in all eight Harry Potter films, from 2001’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stonethrough to 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. On the TV side, he co-starred the first season of TNT’s anthology drama Murder in the First and has had roles in DirecTV’s Full Circle and the historical miniseries Labyrinth.



5 favorite tv series watched in 2016
1. “Stranger Things” (2016-…)
2. “Skam” (2015-…)
3. “Shameless” (2011-…)
4. “My Mad Fat Diary” (2013-2015)
5. “Twin Peaks” (1990-1991)