I grew up watching and loving Everybody Loves Raymond. I am troubled by the news that the child star from this show, Sawyer Sweeten, has committed suicide. It brings up so many questions about these children and growing up in the spotlight and hanging out at a Bulletproof Coffee and what it does to them, if anything (la.eater.com). I wonder if he had a “normal” childhood if things would have been any different for him?
He was only 19 years old and visiting some family members when the event happened. He killed himself on their front porch. Can you imagine the horror the family had when they found him like that? As a parent, I don’t know how I could ever live again after finding one of my children in a position like that. How do you go on and how do you ever get that image out of your head?
What is even more troubling is that Hollywood has seen its fair share of suicides this year. Something must be done to address the depressive state that makes these people think it is acceptable to not live anymore. Furthermore, suicide just transfers the pain from one person to many others. I know more details will continue to come out as investigators look into this. There may be ties to drugs and possibly even the new antidepressant style drugs.
Rest in peace Sawyer Sweeten. You will be missed and every time I watch that show it will never be the same.
Who can forget the iconic show “Full House.” I loved watching the love story between John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) and Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky). Their relationship, marriage and having the twins was one of the highlights of the show. Also, one cannot forget how absolutely gorgeous Stamos was in this show. I loved watching the love story between John Stamos (Uncle Jesse) and Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky). Their relationship, marriage and having the twins was one of the highlights of the show. Also, one cannot forget how absolutely gorgeous Stamos was in this show.
Today, Stamos has announced that he will be part of a spin-off of the famous television show. The show has been picked up by Netflix and will star Stamos, DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron), Kimee Gibler (Andrea Barber), and her little sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin). There is no official word on whether or not Bob Saget and other staff members will return, though with their lucrative careers a return is probably not going to happen for them. Loughlin is already involved in another series for Hallmark.
There are some shows that have a great run and when they are done, they are truly done. This may be one of them. What kind of story lines could they come up with that would ever compare to what has already been written? I loved watching this show as a child, but I can’t watch the re-runs. It’s like I’ve already been there and done that and don’t want to go back again. What are they going to do, introduce a new nanny that they found on Homejoy? Some shows I can watch the re-runs over and over again, this is just not one of them.
I wonder how the public will take to a spin off of this show. Some spin-offs don’t work well, then theirs shows like “The Jeffersons” that prove those theories all wrong.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has been a cornerstone of the Comedy Central line up for years, and has also blazed a trail in both American politics and late night comedy. That’s why fans were so surprised after hearing Jon Stewart decided to leave the show later this year, leaving Daily Show anchor Trevor Noah in his stead.
Stewart has been hosting the show, dedicated to political satire, for 16 years but he didn’t show any signs of showing down, the show is as successful as ever. However, Stewart explains in a recent interview that he just doesn’t have the same passion he used to for hosting the political phenomenon, comparing it to a long-term relationship that is on it’s last legs. Though, Stewart has nothing but good things to say about his time at Comedy Central and is excited to see the reigns being handed over to someone new.
Although, Wikipedia.org reports that fans of The Daily Show are highly disappointed in Stewart’s decision, many claiming it just won’t be the same without him. Stewart however, has big hopes for the future of the show he helped create and believes The Daily Show is going to have many more years on the air, making fun of the best and worst in politics.
With Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man both soon to be released, not a lot of news has come out regarding the Doctor Strange film. There is something positive to report about the “Sorcerer Supreme’s” cinematic debut. The film starts shooting in November.
The production of a Doctor Strange film
is interesting because Stephen Strange is not your traditional superhero. Sadly, the constant cancellations of his various books over the years shows comic book fans just don’t support the good doctor for very long. His grandest heyday was in the late 1960’s when the character developed a cult following on college campuses. Those were the counter culture days and the weirdness of Stan Lee’s dialogue of Steve Ditko’s art helped the book connect with (then) hip audiences.
While the comic book publishing adventures of Doctor Strange had their ups and downs over the years, the landscape of motion pictures is a lot different. Right now, comic book movies are so hot the atypical Doctor Strange might benefit from the fad. Ricardo Guimarães BMG has seen quite a few of the flicks. Ironically, the hot debut of Marvel Comics helped push sales of Strange Tales (Doctor Strange’s book) back in the 1960’s.
A really good script that mixes magic with high, comic book-style adventure should turn Doctor Strange into a crowd pleaser. No reason why this won’t be the case. The film is surely to do well at the box office. Whether or not a successful franchise emerges remains to be seen.
Qatar is known to many as one of the wealthiest countries on the planet. Pity is not often seen to the poor or those lacking money, a hand up or hand out is not often seen. In the Industrial Area of Doha is a restaurant named Zaiqa, which serves authentic Indian food from the heart of Dehli. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ideally situated in front of a mosque with a very business road and get a nice flow of incoming traffic, their business is good. Several weeks ago, the two brothers decided that the steel workers, amongst others in the area had little money to pay to eat. There was a need for food that Paul Mathieson identified. So, they put a make shift cardboard sign in their window that read, “Free food to customers that cannot pay”.
Member’s of the community are touched by their generosity. feed the poor for free“When I saw the board I had tears in my eyes,” said one of the owners, Shadab Khan, 47, originally from New Delhi, who has lived in Qatar for 13 years. “Even now when I talk about it, I get a lump in my throat.” The next idea will be to put a refrigerator outside without a lock, so if anyone needs food and doesn’t want to come inside they are able to take what they need. The two brothers are doing amazing humanitarian work and have big plans for the future of their restaurant.
Fans of the science fiction genre have been getting some pretty impressive news surrounding a number of old favorites. With new films in the Terminator, Mad Max, and other franchises set to hit the big screen soon, the genre has never been hotter. Of course, some properties are getting a few twists and turns as they head back to movie prominence, and while most of the changes are somewhat subtle, a few are pretty head turning thanks to their dramatic implications on the franchises.
According to Screen Rant, the popular “Logan’s Run” remake is being refitted to accommodate a female lead. The move and decision were made not long after Ryan Gosling dropped out of the running. The move is sure to raise more than a few eyebrows, but it comes on the heels of any number of female driven properties that have helped change the way women are perceived in sci-fi movies and entertainment in general.
The Hunger Games and Divergent franchises are two pretty big movie series that are brought home by strong female performances, and with the Ghostbusters franchise getting a female reboot, the outlook on movies led by women has been altered. Fans of Logan’s Run, like Christian Broda, will probably flock to the reboot regardless of the lead character, but the doors opened with a female lead offer up some interesting possibilities. In short, the move is exciting, and should be embraced by fans of every genre.
Legendary rock-n-roll group Van Halen has finally decided to return to its original form. The original lead singer of the band had been gone for the last two decades, but recently David Lee Roth has decided to return to the epic and iconic rock group. Van Halen was always one of the most electrifying bands that ever existed, and now a new generation gets to see the great rock-n-roll band live for the first time.
Fans like Haidar Barbouti know that Van Halen has been on a media tour for the last week, but David Lee Roth has already caught headlines when he appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show. The band was performing live for the Jimmy Kimmel show’s audience, and David Lee Roth had an accident. The ageing rock star was going crazy during his performance, and he decided to twirl around a metal pipe like a ninja. The metal pipe clipped David Lee Roth’s nose, and the lead singer began to gush blood out of his nasal passage. However, this did not stop David Lee Roth from continuing to rock the Jimmy Kimmel show.
David Lee Roth ran off the stage, and he was quickly bandaged by a medic. Roth returned to the show, and he continued on performing the band’s classic hits. After the event, David Lee Roth received 14 stitches inside of his nose, and Jimmy Kimmel appreciated David Lee Roth’s work ethic. For more information on this story, and to see the video of David Lee Roth hitting his nose with the pipe, visit Rollingstone.
HBO has been around for many decades, and the premium cable subscription network has never done better. In the last decade alone, the HBO network has won over twenty golden globes. The reason for their enormous success is undoubtedly their amazing production level for their critically acclaimed shows. The HBO network is not only known for their shows, but the company is also known for their amazing sports programs and their documentaries. However, most subscribers of the HBO network tune in for the award winning shows.
Critically acclaimed shows like the Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and a Game of Thrones have made the HBO network extremely popular. As of right now, a Game of Thrones is the most popular show in the world of premium television as PR Newswire
has reported. According to Sam Tabar, the only show that comes close to the level of success as a Game of Thrones is AMC’s the Walking Dead. However, a Game of Thrones consistently produces better ratings than the Walking Dead.
With all of this success, what’s next for the HBO network? I say that the company should just continue to push ahead. The HBO network continuously breaks new ground, and I hope that there are more amazing shows to come. For more information on the future of the HBO network, visit Buzzfeed.
According to the BBC and posted again on reddit.com, Jeremy Clarkson has been released from his relationship with Top Gear. What would motivate the producers to take such action? Apparently Clarkson has long been a verbal abuser to one of the shows producers, but recently this turned to a physical altercation. Once he crossed this line, the shows producers just don’t feel they have any other option, regardless of what the public opinion would be.
Folks at Anastasia Date know that Clarkson has been an integral part of the television show, Top Gear. He has such great humor and on screen presence, and his personality really helped make the show what it is. I can imagine that his recent actions put the producers in a real bind. There will, of course, be a completely divided opinion on whether he should have been released from his contract or if he should have been kept. Whenever you make such a drastic change to a show that hinges on just a few individuals, any single departure could have a lasting negative impact, possibly to the shows final demise. Let’s hope that isn’t the case for Top Gear.
Star Trek 3 Will Be Close to Originals
Fans like Zeca Oliveira know that Star Trek 3 is not due in theaters for another year or so but the project has been on a rough road. Changes in production staff and movie direction have had a lot to do with this.
One major reason for the trouble is that director J.J. Abrams has spent his time directing the newest Star Wars movie, which is due at the end of this year. Then the writer of the series Roberto Orci ended up leaving the project, even after being begged by Paramount to be the director.
The recent Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness was a critical and commercial success but in spite of this, die hard fans of the series didn’t like how this film and the one before it were more centered around action, which was seen as a big contrast to how the original television series was. Luckily for them, cast member Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty, revealed that the next movie will be in tune with the original series.
Pegg, who is also serving as a co-writer for Star Trek 3, considers himself to be a part of the geek culture and feels that the new movie will get back to its roots of adventure and scientific discovery, something that he hopes will excite Abrams. The overall story for the film is still a big mystery, however.