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Monday, July 04, 2011

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Mike Patton

Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968, in Eureka, California) is a Grammy nominated musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998. He has also handled lead vocals for Mr. Bungle (which preceded his involvement with FNM), Tomahawk, Fantômas and Peeping Tom.
Patton is also known for utilizing a wide variety of vocal styles and techniques; as such, his performances include airy falsetto passages, Sinatra-esque lounge crooning, death metal grunts, Medieval-style chanting, an abrasive take on scat singing featuring various shrieks, screeches, and the occasional jostling of his Adam's apple while singing; as well as beatboxing and a variety of authentic-sounding vocal emulations of flowing water, a train, a computer voice, or other items. Critic Greg Prato writes, "Patton could very well be one of the most versatile and talented singers in rock music." His vocal techniques can also be witnessed in the 2007 first-person shooter, The Darkness, where not a single voice synthesiser was used for Patton's role as the Darkness.

He often produces side projects in collaboration with other musicians, such as John Zorn, White Trash Firecracker, Dan the Automator, The Melvins, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Melt-Banana, Sepultura, Merzbow, Kool Keith, The X-Ecutioners, Team Sleep, Björk, Subtle, Rahzel, Amon Tobin, Eyvind Kang, Lovage, and Kaada. He co-founded Ipecac Recordings with Greg Werckman in 1999, and has run the label since.

Jet Li

One of the most popular stars of Hong Kong films of the early 1990s, the compact, charismatic Jet Li was at one time considered the heir to the late Bruce Lee. A child prodigy in martial arts, he excelled in the high-kicking "wu shu" style, winning several national championships and traveling around the world (including a 1974 US visit to the Nixon White House). Before turning 20, Jet Li made his film debut as a fighting priest in "Shaolin Temple" (1982), which was banned in Taiwan but proved popular throughout Asia. After two sequels, "Shaolin Temple II: Kids From Shaolin" (1984) and "Shaolin Temple III: Martial Arts of Shaolin" (1986), both of which showcased his talents, Jet made his directorial debut with the unsuccessful "Born to Defend" (also 1986).
Since he had only been earning a limited salary, Jet Li obtained a two-year exit permit and settled in San Francisco with a Chinese actress who would briefly become his wife. "The Master" (filmed in San Francisco in 1989 but not released until 1992) was a minor modern-day kung fu thriller, more notable as the first time Jet Li worked with director Tsui Hark. Instead of returning to China in 1990, the actor settled in Hong Kong, where he attempted to rejuvenate his sagging career by signing with Golden Harvest. His breakthrough screen role came in 1990 when Tsui Hark cast him as real-life folk hero Wong Fei Hung in "Once Upon a Time in China". Despite critical carping over Jet Li's relative youth and his training in another martial arts discipline, the period piece offered the performer a strong role and he more than met the challenges exhibiting the requisite stoic aura. He went on to reprise the role in two sequels (in 1992), but an ankle injury forced the use of a double in several fight sequences. Nevertheless, Jet Li dominated the films in a role many felt he was born to play. The actor, however, felt financially under-appreciated and after a series of disputes parted company with Golden Harvest. (He was replaced by another actor for two sequels before resuming the franchise in 1997's "Once Upon a Time in China and America", which can be qualified as a kung fu Western.) Over a five year period (1992-97), Jet Li appeared in over two dozen films of varying quality. He scored as another martial artist folk hero "Fong Sai Yuk" (1993) and played his signature role of Wong Fei Hung in the uneven "The Last Hero in China" (also 1993), which he also produced. Additionally, he starred in the biopics "Tai Chi Master" (also 1993) and "New Legend of Shaolin" (1994), By the time of "Black Mask" (1996), an attempt to create a new franchise based on a popular Hong Kong comic book, his career was on the wane once again.
Despite numerous offers from bigwigs like Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino, Jet Li took his time following fellow HK actors Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Chow Yun-Fat to L.A. At one time he was attached to a Jean-Claude Van Damme vehicle and withdrew just before filming. At last, in 1998, after the Asian economy dropped and film production suffered, Jet Li appeared in his first American studio film, playing the seemingly unbeatable martial artist villain opposite Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the successful sequel "Lethal Weapon 4"—Li provided much of the heavy action lifting in the aging franchise, staying stone-faced while Gibson fired corny jokes at him (That same year the martial artist had another major Hong Kong hit, Wei Tung's "Sat sau ji wong" playing a reluctant rookie hit man opposite a seasoned veteran played by Eric Tsang).
Producer Joel Silver was sufficiently impressed with Jet Li's performance in his "Lethal Weapon" sequel that he signed the actor to headline his second major American film, envisioning the actor to have Jackie Chan-style crossover success—but replacing Chan's comedic bent with a romantic leading man edge. "Romeo Must Die" (2000)—directed by veteran cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak (who filmed Li in "Lethal Weapon 4") and choreographed by Li's longtime stunt coordinator Corey Yuen--attempted to meld a Shakespearean tragic romance to the high-kicking kung fu genre, pairing Jet Li with hip-artist Aaliyah as a star-crossed couple caught in the middle of a war between racially divided mobs in San Francisco. The film performed solidly at the box office, though critics, while praising the actor's physical prowess, decried the seemingly unnecessary use of computer-aided effects in the action sequences.
After arriving in Hollywood, Li spent much time expanding his English vocabulary and took a hiatus to marry and see his wife through her pregnancy, turning down Ang Lee's offer to star in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000). Inspired by his vow to protect his wife and child, Li received story credit on his next film, "Kiss of the Dragon" (2001), in which he plays a Chinese intelligence officer in Paris who comes to the aid of a single mom (Bridget Fonda) turned into a junkie hooker by a corrupt cop who kidnapped her daughter—the film mixed elements of writer-director Luc Besson's cult hit "The Professional" (1994) with Li's Bruce Lee homage "Jing wu ying xiong" (1994) a.k.a. "Fist of Legend" (Besson wrote the screenplay for "Kiss," a rare U.S.-Asian-French collaboration).
Next was "The One" (2001) for writer-director James Wong, which added a sci-fi element to Li's established genre, a garbled but often visually arresting tale in which Li plays both the hero Gabe Law, a popular and peaceable veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and the villainous Gabriel Yulaw, his doppelganger from a parallel universe who by murdering his other-dimensional alter ego increases his strength, stamina and power to take over the multiverse.
The actor then segued into one of his greatest cinematic triumphs, "Ying xiong" (2002), which was released in the United States in 2004 under the title "Hero." Li teamed with celebrated writer-director Zhang Yimou—known more for character dramas than kicks and fisticuffs—Australian cinematographer Chris Doyle and Li's fellow Asian martial arts stars Zhang Ziyi, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Daoming Chen and Donnie Yen for the big-budgeted tale set at the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty, circa 220 B.C., where the soon-to-be first Emperor is on the brink of conquering the war-torn land and three of his most passionate opponents (Cheung, Leung and Ziyi) are trying to assassinate him, opposed by the indomitable Li as Nameless, a lowly policeman who faces off against powerful forces. The film become a phenomenal hit in Asia and Europe, and was nominated for an Oscar in 2003 in the foreign language category before its North American release in 2004.
Along with the major international success, Li scored his largest Hollywood hit yet with "Cradle 2 the Grave" (2003), an action thriller that paired him with rapper actor DMX in a plot involving black diamonds and global annihilation--indeed, in the sleeper hit's opening weekend it solidly out-grossed the highly hyped Ben Affleck superhero film "Daredevil" (2003). Li next starred in the action thriller “Unleashed” (2005), playing Danny, a man trained since childhood to be a vicious fighter. Kept in a dank basement in rags and metal collar by his cruel Uncle Bart (Bob Hoskins), Danny finally breaks his bonds and finds redemption through love. The combination of martial arts and blunt sentimentality earned plenty of critical kudos, particularly for Li.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Holt McCallany

Holt McCallany (birth name Holt McAloney)is the son of actor and producer Michael McAloney and singer/actress Julie Wilson. He was born in New York on September 3, 1964, but was raised in Nebraska and attended school in Ireland. He also studied theater in Paris (France). He has been a supporter for the Teddy Atlas Foundation (charity) for years. Holt McCallany is widely remembered while playing John Hagen (2003-2005), a homicide detective with emotional and psychological problems who has a brief relationship with Emily Procter’s character on CBS crime drama series "CSI: Miami." Born into a show business family, Holt McCallany made his debut in the Broadway production of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play, "Biloxi Blues." The 6' 1" tall actor then entered the big screen with roles in the horror anthology film based upon stories by Stephen King, Creepshow 2 (1987; with George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour), the crime/action drama Shakedown (1988; starring Peter Weller and Sam Elliott) and the drama film After School (1988; alongside Phil Moore). He also appeared in Brian De Palma's war drama about the Vietnam War, Casualties of War (1989), starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn. After appearing in David Fincher's directional debut, the science fiction/horror Alien³ (1992; starring Sigourney Weaver), McCallany landed more roles in such films as writer-director Hal Hartley's romantic comedy thriller Amateur (1994; starring Isabelle Huppert), Sam Henry Kass' cult classic comedy The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994; with Nick Turturro, Steve Buscemi and Michael Badalucco), and reteamed with Amateur director Hartley in the comedic drama Flirt (1995; alongside Bill Sage, Martin Donovan and Parker Posey). He could also be seen in William Friedkin's erotic crime film/thriller film Jade (1995; starring David Caruso), Mimi Leder's thriller and action movie The Peacemaker (1997; starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman) and Paul Johansson's short drama Conversations in Limbo (1998; alongside Nick Cassavetes). Meanwhile, on the small screen, McCallany was spotted as a guest on NBC's police procedural and legal drama "Law & Order" twice. He also appeared in Uli Edel-directed biographical TV movie about the former World Heavyweight Champion, Tyson (1995; starring Michael Jai White), the Western TV movie based on James Alexander Thom's book, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (1995; with David Morse) and the war drama Rough Riders (1997; starring Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott and Gary Busey). Additionally, he played the lead role of a charismatic basketball star who is accused of rape in the crime-drama TV movie inspired by Alan M. Dershowitz's novel, The Advocate's Devil (1997), alongside Ken Olin, Mariska Hargitay and Gina Philips. Back to the big screen, McCallany teamed with Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter in David Fincher's film adaptation of the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1999), with Loren Dean and Hope Davis in writer-director Lawrence Kasdan's comedic movie Mumford (1999) and reunited with Clooney in David O. Russell's action/drama movie set in post-Gulfwar Iraq, Three Kings (1999; also starring Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube). He also appeared in the pilot of ABC's short-lived television series "Wasteland." In the new millennium, McCallany appeared in the TV movies L.A. Sheriff's Homicide and co-starred as a beach bum/derelict in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, a drama thriller starring and directed by Jason Priestley. He also starred in the brief-lived sci-fi/action drama series "Freedom" and played roles in the films Out of Line (2001), as an ex-con sprung from jail to kill a socialite but falls in love with pretty parole officer (played by Jennifer Beals), and in the supernatural thriller Below (2002). From 2003 to 2005, McCallany joined the cast of CBS crime drama series "CSI: Miami," playing John Hagen, a homicide detective with emotional and psychological problems who has a brief relationship with ballistics specialist Detective Calleigh Duquesne (played by Emily Procter). McCallany’s character later shot himself in the Ballistics Lab in front of Calleigh during the Season 3 finale. During his "CSI: Miami" stint, McCallany appeared in an episode of USA Network's Emmy-winning dramedy/mystery series "Monk" and was cast in Charles S. Dutton's drama movie Against the Ropes (2004; starring Meg Ryan and Omar Epps) and in writers-directors Jeremy Buhler and Gustavo Rodríguez's 30-minute comedy film The Kingdom of Ultimate Power (2005). After killing himself in "CSI: Miami," McCallany went to co-star in the drama comedy TV movie Underfunded (2006) and guest star in an episode of NBC's police procedural drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." He also played a role in Nick Cassavetes' mob drama film Alpha Dog (2006; alongside Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Emile Hirsch and Dominique Swain). The film was based on the true story of Jesse James Hollywood, an LA drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. Most recently, McCallany guest starred in a January 2007 episode of NBC drama series “Medium” and just completed a drama/thriller film by Alan Pao, Toxic, starring Susan Ward.

Cristo Vivancos Martinez Prunez

Cristo is a 25-year-old Spanish dancer, who joined the talent show "Amici 6" on Italian television and made it to the final.

He was born in Barcelona and has 39 brothers!

Apart from being a very talented and gifted dancer, Cristo is absolutely gorgeous. Need I say more?
(Birthday is June 11, 1981)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Federico Angelucci

Oh my: isn't this boy sexy?
Currently, Federico is one of the young talents in the Italian TV program called "Amici" (Friends).
He's 22 years old and was born in the town of Foligno, in Umbria, one of the most beautiful Italian regions.
Federico lives in Rome and dreams of Broadway (don't we all?).
Despite his popularity, there's very little news about him, his life and background. Pity... though it may just happen that after seeing him every day for the next three months or so on TV, the curiosity surrounding this young man will be big enough to prompt some more information.
In the meantime, enjoy his talent, unique beauty and sex appeal. More later...

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Byron Mann

Byron Mann was born in Hong Kong, China, and is the youngest of three brothers in his family. Byron became very interested in sports, especially tennis and golf. He became a junior champion tennis player and at one point was top-ranked in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, Byron Mann attended the renowned Diocesan Boys' School, where he was active in high school and community theatre as both an actor and a writer. After high school, Byron moved to California to study philosophy at UCLA even though acting remained important to him. After college, Byron moved back to Hong Kong for law school, but also received an acting role in the movie Last Flight Out. Finally, he returned to Los Angeles, California, passed the California bar, became a lawyer, and studied acting on the side in his free time.
His birth name is Byron Chan.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Jonathan Del Arco

Jonathan Del Arco (born 7 March 1966 in Uruguay) is the actor who played Hugh, the Borg drone with a sense of individuality, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "I, Borg", "Descent, Part I" and "Descent, Part II". He later appeared as Fantome in the Voyager episode "The Void". He also supplied his voice for the video games Star Trek: Armada II and Star Trek: Bridge Commander.
His other television credits include stints on Sisters (starring fellow TNG guest star Ashley Judd), The Wonder Years (with Andy Milder and Olivia d'Abo), Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan (with Miguel Ferrer), American Dreams (with Ellen Geer and Glenn Morshower), 24 (with Jude Ciccolella, Gregory Itzin), and The Sopranos. Del Arco also appeared with Star Trek: Generations actor Malcolm McDowell in two episodes of the series Pearl and with Star Trek: The Original Series star George Takei on an episode of the short Grosse Point. In 2002, he and Scott Lawrence were guest stars for the pilot episode of First Monday, a short-lived series starring Camille Saviola and Gail Strickland. And in 2004, Del Arco appeared in two episodes of another short-lived series, The D.A., starring Steven Weber. One of the episodes also featured Tim Kelleher and Robert Pine.
Del Arco's only film credits thus far have been Lost Angels (1989), The Mambo Kings (1992), and True Rights (2000).

To those beautiful men

I am a dreamer.
I thank the Goddess for giving me the ability to dream and also for her beautiful gift: these men I like, love, adore, hate, dream of.
They will never be part of my life, but thank you for existing anyway.