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Doctor Who Companions

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Through the years the Doctor has had over 42 companions. Here’s a time chart. One omission is the tin dog.

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Died which time?

Thanks to Abi for finding the chart.

Doctor Who: River & Eleven Fan Videos: Sad & Funny Like Their Relationship

Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston (River Song) Says River’s Story Line is Tragic 
WATCH: 47 Years of ‘Doctor Who,’ Expertly Explained in Six Minutes With Torchwood 

BBC America Announces Comic-Con 2011 Schedule: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan Set to Appear

Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Karen Gillian head back to the US.

BBC America Announces Comic-Con USA 2011 Schedule: Doctor Who’s Matt Smith, Karen Gillan Set to Appear

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The Doctor and Amy Pond are heading back West, this time for San Diego Comic-Con. Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will make their first-ever appearance at the mega-popular annual event, BBC America has revealed today. On Sunday, July 24, the TARDIS twosome will take part in Doctor Who panel alongside show writer (and Being Human creator) Toby Whithouse and executive producers Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.

Daisy Lowe – Girlfriend of Doctor Who’s Matt Smith – Replaces Christina Aguilera

Sexy Adorable Matt Smith Playing ‘Doctor Who’ Video Game 
Doctor Who Love/Life Timeline Chart River Song And The Doctor
Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Admitted To A Cardiff Hospital
Doctor Who: River & Eleven Fan Videos: Sad & Funny Like Their Relationship
Doctor Who’s Alex Kingston (River Song) Says River’s Story Line is Tragic 
WATCH: 47 Years of ‘Doctor Who,’ Expertly Explained in Six Minutes With Torchwood 
Transfomers 3 dark of the moon interview

Transformers 3:Dark of the Moon The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and learn its secrets, which could turn the tide in the Transformers' final battle.

Ok, one tiny spoiler. In Transformers 3: Dark Side of  The Moon you will see the MOST gratuitous ass shot ever put into a non porn movie.  It goes on and on for no apparent reason. Michael Bay dick’s just can’t seem to understand that we are there for the robots. The ass shot is just as pointless and stupid as the shot of Megan Fox practically humping that motorcycle.

The storyline for Transformers 3: Dark Side of  The Moon is the best so far.  It is well written and Shia LaBeou is amazing. The movie has parts that made me laugh and parts that made me cry. When we were leaving I heard a woman ask, “Why do people clap and cheer in movies? The actor’s can’t hear them.”  Yes, I am one of the ones that clapped and cheered. I hope the day never comes  that I stop clapping and cheering. When I am 85  and our soldiers (101st Screaming Eagles in this case) and/or Optimus Prime shows up to save the day I will clack my false teeth if I am too weak to cheer.

Note and spoiler for Whovians. You will notice the main storyline manipulates time (The Time Wars) and is very, very similar to Doctor Who: The End of Time the last episode for Ten.

“Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon” Cast Interview: Running From Robots – Minor Spoilers

The downside of the movie.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is exquisitely beautiful but the collagen in her top lip is distracting it changes  to duck lips and back.  She runs, climbs and falls off buildings in stilettos  more of Michael Bay directing with his dick the shoes are ridiculous.

The main battle scene is again way too long and sometimes it is difficult to know who is winning and who is losing.

COMPLAINT: Two robots died that shouldn’t have. Michael Bay could have easily brought them back after the credits but he is dick wasn’t involved so he didn’t.

Transformers 3: Dark Side of  The Moon is great fun! Go see it!  If you can see it in 3D, even better.

Matt Smith Doctor Who girlfriend Daisy Lowe

Stephen Webster, with new face of his jewellery designs, Daisy Lowe, she is wearing one of his creations.

‘Her only stipulation was that we pick her up for shoots from Wales because she was there with her boyfriend Matt Smith. He was filming Doctor Who,’ said Webster, before his Murder She Wrote jewellery collection party.

Try not to hate her. She gets Eleven and fabulous jewelry! Not Fair!

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article by Suzanne Philips

After missing for four years, a Baton Rouge son, Nicholas Mark Randal (Marc-Andre Grondin) suddenly reappears and tries to reconnect with his fractured family.  Local FBI agent Jennifer Johnson (Famke Janssen) realizes the details of his sudden appearance don’t quite add up.  As pieces of the mysterious puzzle fall together, an unveiled past reveals deep and dark secrets. 

Based on the book “Le Cameleon: L’invraisemblable histoire de Frederic Bourdin” by journalist Christophe D’Antonio, the film details the true life story of Frederic Bourdin who travelled for years under false identities searching for the love and affection he had never been given as a child. 

The film, directed by Jean-Paul Salome is a very raw look at not only the extraordinary life of this experience liar, but also a gripping and often heartbreaking look at a family that is struggling to come to grips with the return of a family member they thought was gone forever.  Nick Stahl, Nick Chinlund and Brian Geraghty all round out this very believable and relatable cast.

THE CHAMELEON opens in theatres on July 8, 2011.

An excellent supporting cast including Ellen Barkin and Emily De Ravin as the mother and sister coming to grips with trying to fit Nick

FX has announced its 2011 Comic-Con schedule. The network will feature four panels: Archer, Wilfred, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sons of Anarchy, with Archer and Sunny screening brand new episodes before their respective panels.

Below is the complete schedule:

Thursday, July 21

Archer
Talent Attending Stars H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash; Creator/Executive Producer Adam Reed

1:15pm – 2:30pm FOX Booth Signing
4:00pm – 5:00pm Screening & Panel, Room: Indigo (1700 seats)

Wilfred
Talent Attending Stars Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelman, Dorian Brown; Executive Producer David Zuckerman, Co-Executive Producer/Director Randall Einhorn

3:30pm – 4:45pm FOX Booth Signing
6:15pm – 7:30pm Panel, Room: 6A (1000 seats)

Sunday, July 24

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Talent Attending Stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito

10:30am – 11:15am FOX Booth Signing
2:45pm – 3:30pm Panel & Screening, Room: Hall H (5000 seats)

Sons of Anarchy
Talent Attending Stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal; Creator/Executive Producer Kurt Sutter

11:15am – noon FOX Booth Signing
3:30pm – 4:00pm Panel, Room: Hall H (5000 seats)

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STARZ will bring the casts of two of its most riveting original series, “Torchwood: Miracle Day” and “Spartacus: Vengeance” to 2011 San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd, it was announced today.  For “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” set to debut on STARZ,  Friday, July 8th at 10pm ET/PT, the panel will feature: Torchwood alum John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), and new headliners Bill Pullman (Oswald Danes), Mekhi Phifer (Rex Matheson), Alexa Havins (Ester Drummand), Lauren Ambrose (Jilly Kitzinger) and writer Jane Espenson.  Highlights of the  “Spartacus: Vengeance” panel (slated to premiere on STARZ in 2012) will include fans’ first-ever opportunity to meet the new Spartacus, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), along with stars Lucy Lawless (Lucretia), Dustin Clare (Gannicus), Manu Bennett (Crixus), Katrina Law (Mira) and Executive Producer and Head Writer Steven S. DeKnight.

On Thursday, July 21 at 9:30pm PT, the eve of the panels, STARZ will screen a never-before-seen “Torchwood: Miracle Day” episode entitled “Night of Dead” in room 6DE. This episode premieres on STARZ the following day, Friday, July 22 at 10pm ET/PT.

Alexander Doetsch appears as Caspar (Isherwood's athletic boyfriend who later joins the Nazis). Douglas Booth is fascinating to watch as Heinz Neddermayer (a street cleaner whose puppy dog appeal is irresistible to the …

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George Heymont: Nazis And Little Boys: Seeing World War II …

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The AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER screening tour will wrap up this week with stops in New Orleans, St. Augustine, Panama City and San Antonio.  The tour stops, which encompass a 5-hour paranormal event that includes evidence reviews, Q&A sessions, a film screening and a chance to meet paranormal investigators Ryan Buell and Chad Calek, best known from A&E’s “Paranormal State”.  VIP attendees also get a private dinner with the cast before the event.  Passes are available in limited quantities for the remaining dates.  Head to www.aghthemovie.com to get your today!

Article by Suzanne Philips

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Former Playboy playmate and current star of “Peepshow”, Holly Madison made a stop at Las Vegas’ Sugar Factory on Saturday to sign copies of her new book, “The Showgirl Next Door: Holly Madison’s Las Vegas”.  The book, published by Stephens Press, takes readers into some of the most exclusive hot spots in Vegas.  Using hundreds of photos, Madison leads readers on a tour of the Hefner Suite at the Palms, the former suite of Elvis Presley at the Hilton and the Napoleon Suite at Paris.  Readers also get a glimpse of some of the wacky attractions on the road between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  Madison also offers a unique look behind the scenes of “Peepshow” and her reality TV show, “Holly’s World”. 

Hundreds of fans braved the hot Las Vegas sun to wait for their chance to meet this new Las Vegas legend.  The Sugar Factory store and restaurant in the Paris Hotel and Casino hosted the event where fans were able to purchase the book and get a few minutes with their idol. 

To  pick up a copy of your own, visit your local bookstore or check out www.amazon.com.

by Suzanne Philips

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Robert DeNiro and Jason Statham

Open Road Films will release Omnilab Media’s Killer Elite, the action thriller starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro and directed by Gary McKendry, in U.S. theatres nationwide on September 23, 2011.

 Based on a true story, Killer Elite races across the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East in the action-packed account of an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor (Robert De Niro).  To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader (Clive Owen).

For more info, check out www.facebook.com/KillerEliteMovie

article and photo copyright Suzanne Philips

"Paranormal State" stay Ryan Buell

 

The tour for AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER, the movie is rolling into Louisville, Ky – Nashville, TN – and Atlanta, GA this week.  The tour and 5-hour paranormal event has been playing to sold out crowds in the West and is moving into the South this week.  A few tickets are still available at www.aghthemovie.com.

If you are a fan of the paranormal or curious about AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER, make plans to attend one of the tour stops.  You will be glad you did!

AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER – Review

Article and photos copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER is a compelling new documentary that has been in the making for over 20 years.  Filmmaker Chad Calek who has worked with Steven Spielberg and has directed episodes of A&E’s “Paranormal State” wanted to make a documentary about the hauntings and possessions that have been plaguing his family since he was 12 years old.  He enlisted the help of friend and “Paranormal State” star Ryan Buell and the two got together a crew to begin this massive undertaking.

Calek’s family moved to Persia, Iowa when he was 12 years old and as his father was recovering from being badly burned in an auto-shop fire.  Almost immediately, paranormal activity began in the house.  Banging and unexplained noises would happen all over the home and Chad and his brother would run up the stairs while hugging the wall to avoid the bad feelings they encountered in that area of the house.  Calek’s mother would have unexplained “spells” where she would start speaking in strange voices and thrashing around.  She was being pinched and having her hair pulled by unseen forces, which the family captured in photos from the time.  When Chad moved to California, he thought that he had escaped the haunting, but it continued to be unfinished business in his life.  He wanted to go back to his childhood home and document what had happened to get some closure to something that he thought was in the past.  What he found was shocking and led him to places he never thought he would go.

The documentary is important not only as a paranormal exploration, but as an exploration of spirituality and family and the importance of confronting and making peace with one’s past.  Even those who are not fans of the paranormal or who consider themselves “skeptics”, will find that the true story of Calek’s quest is so much more than a ghost story.  The film documents in a very raw and emotionally graphic way the journey that Calek and the film crew go on in their search for the truth.  Watching it at times feels a bit invasive, as this man’s whole life is laid out on screen with full disclosure.  You can feel the Calek family’s pain as these events have destroyed each of them to some extent over the course of these past 20 or more years. 

AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER is a very brave film and one that delivers messages of both hope and healing in the guise of telling a good paranormal story.   The film will be touring in cities around the U.S. for the next month and tickets can be found at www.aghthemovie.com.

Article and Photos copyright Suzanne Philips/CFM

 

Stars Chad Calek and Ryan Buell from the hit show “Paranormal State” convened in an unassuming ballroom at the Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel and Casino for a night-long stop of the first leg of their tour to promote and screen their latest documentary, AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER. 

 The Las Vegas Hilton has long had reporting’s of hauntings, and the ghost of Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel is often reported around the hotel and its grounds.  What better place to host this unique “ghost” experience?

 The evening began with a meet and greet experience where attendees could get photos and autographs with the stars and meet some of the other members of their respective paranormal teams.  Members of Chad’s American Ghost Hunter team Joe, Justin and Mary Beth and Ryan’s PRS team member Sergey were all on hand to greet fans.  All of them were of paramount importance to the making of this project and attendees got to know them all better throughout the course of the evening. 

 

On this cross-country tour, one of Calek and Buell’s main goals is to keep these events intimate enough for fans to feel the appreciation that they both share for everyone that has supported them.  “This film demands real conversation and intimacy to share ideas and thoughts.  I want to connect with my fans and supporters in an intimate fashion that expresses how much I care about them and how valuable their time is to me”, says Calek.

 

The program began with Calek running an hour long presentation of some of the most compelling evidence that his team has come across over the years.  It was an in-depth perspective that most people never get to experience.  Guests were able to ask questions on the evidence presented and gained insight into different aspects of paranormal investigating.  With the recent interest in people trying their hand at ghost hunting, this was invaluable and priceless information.

 The second program featured “Paranormal State” star Ryan Buell presenting and explaining some evidence from cases that his PRS group has investigated, including some that were prior to the show being on the air.  Buell also added his own tips for those seeking to do their own paranormal investigations. 

 

Prior to the screening of AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER, Calek and Buell gave a short talk about why they chose to make this documentary film.  While the A&E Network, which produced “Paranormal State”, offered to buy the documentary and back it, both men felt that taking the documentary and turning it into 2 “Paranormal State” episodes was selling the story short.  Calek has been dealing with this activity since he was 12 years old and his family moved to Iowa. His family was plagued with escalating paranormal activity including his mother’s bouts of possession.  Turning that experience into a 40 plus minute television show really didn’t interest him.  He would have to give up control and would ultimately have no say in how his story was told.  Buell agreed and the two decided to produce and distribute the film on their own terms.  And it is working. 

 After the screening, a stunned and visibly moved audience was able to ask questions of the producers and share their feelings about the documentary.  Buell says he wanted to “make the entire movie-going experience an ‘event’, rather than just purchasing tickets, seeing your film and being rushed out of the theatre for the next group standing in line.

 AMERICAN GHOST HUNTER – The Tour is definitely a one of a kind experience and one that should not be missed by anyone who is interested in paranormal investigating or just those who want to see a really well made documentary film with a compelling story.  The tour will hit 41 cities in the U.S. with stops in New Orleans, Phoenix, San Antonio and Los Angeles as well as a planned European and Australian tour in the future.  Tickets and more information can be found on www.aghthemovie.com.