Leah Marie Remini (born June 15, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Carrie Heffernan on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
Leah Remini was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York City, the daughter of Vicki Marshall, a private school teacher, and George Remini, who owned an asbestos removal company. Her mother was of Austrian-Jewish background and her father was Sicilian. Remini has an older sister, Nicole Remini (born 1969), who was her assistant on The… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 30, 2009 at 9:41am —
Well I'm not actually on the road again, yet. I was going to be tomorrow but, when I had the jeep modified to tow behind the RV, the shop got in a hurry putting it back together and didn't. I did not know this until Fri. They finished it about an hour after the shop's normal closing time Wed. I picked it up and noticed on the way back to the RV park that the left turn signal wasn't acting right. Sure enough, when I got back to the site and checked it the left front turn signal wasn't working.… Continue
I am a simple person who left school before I graduated because a group of my piers would not stop bullying me..attacking me. I went back and got my GED several years ago when I was told I was a shoe in..I never knew it. I always thought I was less than. It has taken me much of my adult life to understand there is no real absolute good or bad, right or wrong..That it is all only perception.
The banding together of men to prove they are right or to combat what they believe to be evil… Continue
Geraldo "Gerry" Rivera (born Gerald Riviera on July 4, 1943) is an American attorney, journalist, writer, reporter and former talk show host. He is known to have an affinity for melodramatic, high-profile stories. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large, and appears regularly on Fox News Channel.
Rivera was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of Lillian (née Friedman), a waitress, and Cruz "Allen" Rivera, a restaurant worker and cab driver. Rivera's father was Puerto… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 29, 2009 at 11:16am —
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle (born June 4, 1971) is an American film, television and theater actor. He is best known for his role as Dr. John Carter on the TV drama ER. He has also played Steve Jobs in the 1999 docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise. Wyle was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People magazine in 2001.
Wyle, the middle one of three children, was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Marjorie (née Speer), a registered… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 28, 2009 at 9:40am —
Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with Reality Bites, and has since written, starred in, directed,… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 27, 2009 at 9:54am —
This was my post today to the TBD on Ning Wall of Gratitude. Younger daughter suggested that I should post it here, too so here you go! Happy Thanksgiving!
"Good morning all my friends in gratitude!
Today is the official government-recognized annual celebration of gratitude.
Of course, we all know that gratitude is something that we all can indulge in on a daily basis without having to cut back due to ill-effects. Unlike stuffing and pie and gravy. The more we are… Continue
Added by Baia on November 26, 2009 at 4:11pm —
Well, the turkey has been in the oven since 0415. Needless to say, I went back to bed and it is now a little after nine a.m. There was a frenzy late at night as my daughter-in-law Bernadette fiddled about the kitchen working on this, adjusting that and putting the final touches on other things. She has set a wonderful table, albeit for four. There will be about nine of us at last count, but we will make do. The turkey is the crown jewel of the meal at 23 pounds, but we also have a quarter ham,… Continue
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 — September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 Martin Scorsese film The Color of Money and eight other nominations three Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy award, and many honorary awards. He also won several national championships as a… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 25, 2009 at 9:13am —
Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can… Continue
Pierre Emil George Salinger (June 14, 1925 – October 16, 2004) was a White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He later became known for his work as an ABC News correspondent, and in particular for his stories on the American hostage crisis in Iran, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie Scotland, and his claims as to the cause of the explosion of TWA flight 800.
Salinger served briefly as a Democratic United States Senator in 1964… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 24, 2009 at 10:18am —
Sharyl Attkisson is a CBS News correspondent and investigative reporter. She’s covered Capitol Hill since February 2006 and has been a Washington-based correspondent there since January 1995. She was also part of the CBS news team that received the Edward Murrow Award in 2005 for overall excellence. Additionally, she received an Outstanding Investigative Journalism Emmy in 2002 for a series on the Red Cross.
In case you didn't realize it, Sharyl Attkisson is the investigative… Continue
Added by OCNaturalDoc on November 24, 2009 at 12:00am —
Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American film, television and theatre actress and producer. She is best known for her leading role as Carrie Bradshaw on the HBO television series Sex and the City, for which she won four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Emmy Awards. She played the same role in the 2008 feature film version of the show, Sex and the City: The Movie and its sequel, which opens in 2010.
Parker is also known as a film actress, in… Continue
Added by Gary Freedman on November 23, 2009 at 9:31am —
Here is an update to my October 26, 2009 posting about Desiree Jennings, the Redskins cheerleader who had a crippling reaction to a seasonal flu shot.
by Pat Shallan
Issue 47, Nov. 23, 2009
In late August, Desiree Jennings was a beautiful and athletic 26-year-old Washington Redskins cheerleader anxious for the upcoming Sunday excitement, but by the time the new season began in September, she was a crippled and hopeless spastic who could speak only with great… Continue