the best tv series of 2011

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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 *

Comedies

Drama

TV Shows

Drama:

Comedy/Other:

Cartoons:

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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.

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Happy Birthday

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).

SCRIPTING MISS FISHER MURDERS  

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

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE !!

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.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub%C3%A9n_Rada

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.

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anonymous asked:

I've just decided to get into Lupin III, where do I start? There's so much to watch!

Hey!

I always find this the single most difficult Lupin-related question to answer. The Lupin franchise has varied greatly over the years and everybody has completely different tastes, it’s difficult to pin-point a single place to begin watching.

With that said, I’m going to mention a few different places you could start and why. Don’t take my word as gospel, though. Feel free to explore the now forty years worth of Lupin history and be sure to keep us updated with how you’re finding things!

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1979 The Castle of Cagliostro Feature Film:

Hayao Miyazaki and TMS returned in 1979 for this feature length film. It’s considered a classic and was recently released on Blu-Ray in Europe. The animation is beautiful and the story is both exciting and sweet.

The characters of Lupin and company are much softer in this film. They are still brilliant thieves, but unlike some of the early green jacket episodes and action comic’s they have a strong desire to do good. Hayao Miyazaki, director of the film, tends to always write nice characters.

I would recommend giving Cagliostro a watch to see what you think. If you enjoy the film, then perhaps move onto the green jacket series next.

1971 Green Jacket TV series:

This series is perhaps my favourite from the original three TV shows. The green jacket series was consistently excellent over its 23 episode run and it features a lot of variation to keep things interesting.

The first chunk of episodes were directed by Masaaki Ōsumi. It featured some darker, more serious tones. While this wasn’t popular at the time, each episode was interesting and it was a huge departure from traditional animation of the time.

It wasn’t long before two new directors took over the series, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. After they began working with the franchise, Lupin became a much more family friendly show and while the storylines were still clever, there was a much greater amount of humour and slapstick. This was how Lupin remained for many years to come, with these two new directors setting the mould for the rest of the franchise.

The green jacket series is a wonderful place to start. I would advise sticking with it at least through the first ten episodes. Things certainly tend to pick up from there, with my favourite episode being number fourteen, Let’s Catch Lupin and Go to Europe.

1977 Red Jacket TV series:

The Shin Lupin (or red jacket) series is the most common way of getting into Lupin the Third outside of The Castle of Cagliostro. Like the later episodes of the green jacket series, Shin Lupin is of comedic nature and is hugely entertaining to watch.

Each episode is standalone, meaning you can watch any episode without worrying about an over-arching storyline. They can be a bit hit and miss, but thankfully it’s mostly hits. There are some fantastic storylines and you’re bound to fall in love with the characters, especially Inspector Zenigata.

Out of the impressive 155 episodes of this show, I would recommend giving number 145 Wings of Death - Albatross and number 99 The Combat Magnum Scattered in the Wasteland. These are my favourite episodes and if you enjoy both of them, then start from the top and see how you go from there!

1986 The Fuma Conspiracy OVA:

This is a fantastic film. The animation and characters are very similar as in The Castle of Cagliostro, only I believe the plot is more appealing to Lupin fans. There are more action sequences, a stunning car chase and plenty of screen time for the main five characters.

The only downside is that the film assumes you already know the characters and their personalities. This makes it a tough recommendation for a place to start and is no doubt better watched after completing the green jacket series.

Regardless, if you wish to jump into the really good stuff then I can’t recommend Fuma enough. 

1998 Tokyo Crisis TV special:

I love Tokyo Crisis. It was perhaps one of the best TV specials released during the nineties and it’s as good a place as any to begin watching.

Tokyo Crisis shows that Lupin works very well in movie format. There are some great scenes and the storyline goes deeper into some of the central characters personalities, with Inspector Zenigata taking up a lot of the spotlight (which is never a bad thing.)

2011 Blood Seal ~ Eternal Mermaid TV special:

This film was created in celebration of forty years of Lupin III and it’s very good. If you’re after something a little more up-to-date, Eternal Mermaid is the perfect place to start.

Animation is gorgeous and all five of the main characters are well integrated into the storyline. While some of the side characters are quite unmemorable, the music is great and there are lots of good action sequences. It’s goofy but also has some more serious tones, with even a little gore (which is very rare for Lupin.)

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So there you have it! We hope that this guide is at least some small amount of help to you and we hope you have fun watching Lupin!

What do you guys think? Feel free to pitch in with your own suggestions!

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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)

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Hatley House and Buchard Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - August 2011

Facebook kindly reminded me today that on this day in 2011 I was in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Pictures above were taken at Hatley House (part of Royal Roads University) and Buchard Gardens.

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on

p.s geek points to anyone who knows which films / TV series have used Hatley House as a filming location without using google search. ;-)

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'Outlander' Star Caitriona Balfe to Be Honored at Oscar Wilde Awards (Exclusive)
The actress from Dublin is up for a Golden Globe for a second straight year on Sunday.

The actress from Dublin is up for a Golden Globe for a second straight year on Sunday.

Caitriona Balfe, who stars as nurse Claire Randall on the acclaimed hit Starz series Outlander, will be feted at the 12th annual Oscar Wilde Awards next month.

Balfe, a BAFTA Award winner, is up for a Golden Globe on Sunday night; she has been nominated for best performance by an actress in a television series (drama) for a second straight year.

The Oscar Wilde Awards will take place on Feb. 23 at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, and the filmmaker hosts the casual, awards-season event. He directed Balfe in Super 8 in 2011.

Glen Hansard, the Oscar-winning singer-songwriter from Once who also starred and performed in The Commitments, will be honored as well, and the Irish duo Glenn & Ronan will open for him.

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The US-Ireland Alliance created the bash to recognize the contributions of the Irish (and even some who aren’t Irish) in film, television and music.

A Dublin native who also has worked as a model, Balfe has distinguished herself on Ronald D. Moore’s Outlander as the heroine Randall, who is transported from the World War II era to Scotland in 1743.

“It’s been a great year for Irish actresses, and we’re delighted to honor one who is receiving well-deserved recognition for her success in Outlander,” Trina Vargo, founder of the US-Ireland Alliance, said in a statement. “Given Caitriona’s intense schedule of time travel and the cold and rainy Scottish weather, our event should be relaxing for her. The one thing that Outlander and the Oscar Wilde Awards have in common is whiskey.”

Balfe, 37, recently appeared in Jodie Foster’s Money Monster, and she’s been in other films like Escape Plan (2013) and Now You See Me (2013).

Congratulations to Caitriona Balfe!

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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”
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Cicely Tyson, born in New York City, is a successful actress in television, film and theater. When she was eighteen years old, she started modeling. After that, she became interested in acting and obtained her first acting job. However, because her religious mother believed that her choice was a sinful path, her mother kicked her out of the house. This started a two year silent treatment between the two of them before they reconciled.

Cicely is very selective about the roles she takes. Before considering or accepting a role, she takes long consideration into the depth and quality of the character that would be portrayed. When she reads a script, she is looking for her skin to tingle, as she has stated. She took a stand against the quality of roles she would accept. She has high standards for roles and will only accept roles that meet those standards and positively portray African American women. Because she took a stand, Cicely and other African American actresses are gaining greater access to better parts. She is widely known for her breakthrough performance in the movie “Sounder”. She once said, “One lady told me that before she saw “Sounder”, she didn’t believe black people could love each other and have deep relationships in the same way as white people.” Acting credits include, but are not limited to: The Help, The Rosa Parks Story, The Trip To Bountiful, How To Get Away With Murder, etc…

“Unless a piece really said something, I had no interest in it. I have got to know that I have served some purpose here.”

Cicely Tyson

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Golden Globes: 19 Great Acceptance Speech Sound Bites
Chris Colfer (2011)
“To all the amazing kids that watch our show. And the kids that our show celebrates, who are constantly told no by the people in their environments, by bullies at school. That they can’t be who they, or have what they want because of who they are. Well, screw that, kids.”
—Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV Series, Comedy for Glee

anonymous asked:

i really don't think you, a white woman, should be arguing that the media should stop admiring lupita's beauty. it IS important for a dark-skinned black woman with african features to be hailed for her beauty. it isn't your place to say that shouldn't happen.

I didn’t say that the media should “stop admiring” her beauty. I agree with you, her visibility is important and I’d never try to argue that it’s a bad thing for her to be on the red carpet. I think she’s amazing and I love all her red carpet appearances. 

But I just keep thinking about how every year it seems that when a black actress gets an Oscar nomination or a win, she’s the toast of awards season, and she’s the toast of the red carpet, and everyone loves her dresses and talks about how beautiful she is, and then a couple of years later she’s taking minor parts in films because none of that has actually helped her career.

Perhaps the most successful Black Actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, Halle Berry, has been adamant that her beauty has actually HURT her in her career. Here’s what she said about getting overlooked initially for the role for which she won her Oscar: “I called my manager and said, say yes, say yes, say yes. He said, ‘I’m glad you love it, but they don’t want you.’ Frankly, fighting against my looks has become a large part of my career as an actress.”

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How a lonely childhood, cheeky YouTube videos, and a supernatural TV series prepared Dylan O’Brien to star in September’s big budget movie adventure.

As 4,000 screaming fans fixed their gaze on a microphone in the middle of San Diego Comic-Con’s cavernous Ballroom 20, a young girl approached and cleared her throat.

“Hi! I love you, Dylan O’Brien,” she excitedly exclaimed, already fighting back tears. “Aw, you’re so cute,” replied O’Brien and, with a single compliment, unwittingly triggered a full-blown emotional meltdown: The girl’s knees buckled, her entire body trembled, and her hysterical crying could not be stopped.

“Are you OK?” O’Brien asked, genuinely concerned, as she repeated, “Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God,” through a mask of endless tears.

These kinds of uncontrollable breakdowns, reserved only for the biggest stars in the world, have become increasingly common in O’Brien’s life because, for the two million fans who religiously tune into Teen Wolf every week, that’s exactly what he is: a superstar.

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