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Halle Berry’s Baby Daddy Files For Child Support & Joint Custody

 Halle Berry’s baby daddy Gabriel Aubry went to court yesterday to file papers for joint custody of their daughter, Nahla. Even though the couple split up on decent terms last spring, it looks like Gabriel just wants to protect his legal rights. He filed a petition for joint physical and legal custody along with child support.
Seriously, what kind of man files for child support??? Oh I forgot, this dude was not the breadwinner in that household.
In papers filed Dec. 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Aubry says that he and Berry already had signed documents relating to the paternity of Nahla, whose last name is listed as Aubry.

 

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Comments made in the year 1955!


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 This Comments were made in 1955!
(That’s 56 years ago!)

‘I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way
they are, it’s going to be impossible

To buy a week’s groceries for $20.00.

‘Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?
It won’t be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a
used one.

‘If cigarettes keep going up in price,

I’m going to quit.
A quarter a pack is ridiculous.

‘Did you hear the post office is thinking about
charging a dime just to mail a letter
?

‘If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00,

Nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.


‘When I first started driving,

Who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon..
Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.

‘I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies any more..
Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying
DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND,

It seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.

‘I read the other day where some scientist thinks
it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the
end of the century.

They even have some fellows they call astronauts
preparing for it down in Texas.

‘Did you see where some baseball player just signed a
contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball?

It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be
making more than the President.

‘I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen
appliances would be electric.

They are even making electric typewriters now.

‘It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays..

I see where a few married women are having to work
to make ends meet.

‘It won’t be long before young couples are going to
have to hire someone

To watch their kids so they can both work.

‘I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the
door to a whole lot of foreign business.

‘Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the
Government takes half our income in taxes.

I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best
people to congress.

The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather,

But I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

‘There is no sense going to Lincoln
or
 Omaha anymore for a weekend,
It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

‘No one can afford to be sick anymore,
At $35.00 a day in the hospital it’s too rich for
my blood.’

‘If they think I’ll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.’




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Irvin Kershner, American film director (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Never Say Never Again), died from lung cancer he was , 87

Irvin Kershner  was an American film director and occasional actor, best known for directing quirky, independent films early in his career, and then Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back died from  lung cancer he was , 87.

(April 29, 1923 – November 27, 2010)

Background

Irvin Kershner’s background was a mixture of music and art. The study of music (violin, viola, and composition) was the most important activity of his early years. He attended the Temple UniversityTyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Later, he went to New York and Provincetown to study with the famous painting teacher Hans Hofmann. He then moved to Los Angeles where he studied photography at the Art Center College of Design.
He began his film career at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, teaching photography and taking cinema courses under Slavko Vorkapić, a montage artist and then dean of the School. Kershner then accepted a job as still photographer on a State Department film project in Iran under the Point Four Program, which ultimately led to an assignment as a director and cinematographer of documentaries in Iran, Greece and Turkey with the United States Information Service.
When he returned to the States, he and Paul Coates (1921–1968) developed Confidential File, a documentary television series. Kershner worked as writer, director, cinematographer and editor. He later developed and directed the television series The Rebel (1959–61), as well as the pilots for Peyton Place, Cain’s Hundred, Philip Marlowe, and others.


He then moved on to feature films, some of the best known of which are: Hoodlum Priest which starred Don Murray; The Luck of Ginger Coffey with Robert Shaw and Mare Ure; A Fine Madness (with Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward and Jean Seberg); The Flim-Flam Man starring George C. Scott; Up the Sandbox with Barbra Streisand; The Return of a Man Called Horse starring Richard Harris; the critically acclaimed TV movie Raid on Entebbe which was nominated for nine Emmys, including Best Direction; Eyes of Laura Mars starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones.
Kershner considered himself an internationalist. He has said “I’ve been a student of Christianity. I’ve been interested in the historical basis of the Muslim religion. I studied Buddhism. I don’t think of myself as a Jew except by birth, as I don’t follow the customs. I’m a Jew because other people consider me so. My pride is in being international.”[3] He has also said:

I’m afraid of patriotism. The world has gotten very small and cosmic awareness makes patriotism seem an adolescent notion, which is why immature minds are easily manipulated by it. I really believe that patriotism in its generally accepted sense means accepting social prejudices, and the fewer we have of them the freer we shall be.[3]

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Kershner is best known as the director of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the immediate sequel of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Kershner was a surprising choice for such a movie; according to him, when he asked producer George Lucas:
“Of all the younger guys around, all the hot-shots, why me?”
Lucas replied, “Well, because you know everything a Hollywood director is supposed to know, but you’re not Hollywood.”
Kershner, who was an appealing directorial candidate to Lucas because of his focus on character development, was reluctant to direct the film. When asked by Lucas to work on the project over lunch, Kershner refused. Kershner’s agent was told about the meeting and encouraged him to take the job. Of his cinematic style, Kershner has said, “I like to fill up the frame with the characters’ faces. There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face.”[4]

Later work

After Empire, Kershner directed Never Say Never Again (Sean Connery‘s return to the role of James Bond); the HBO film Traveling Man starring John Lithgow and Jonathan Silverman; for which Kershner was nominated for an ACE Award; and RoboCop 2. He also directed several episodes of the television series seaQuest DSV, and he made his debut as an actor in the Martin Scorsese film, The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), playing Zebedee, the father of the apostles James and John. He played a film director in Steven Seagal‘s On Deadly Ground. He was a faculty member at the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.[5]

Death

Kershner died on November 27, 2010 at his home in Los Angeles after a three and a half year battle with lung cancer.[6] [7][8] Despite being a director, Kershner had been working on photography before his death. [9]

 

 

 

Filmography

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Bill Werle, American baseball player (Pirates, Cardinals, Red Sox). died from complications of Alzheimer’s, he was , 89

William George Werle  was a left-handed major league baseball pitcher from Oakland, California. He pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox from 1949–1954. His nickname was Bugs. He threw and batted left-handed. His playing weight was 182 pounds.[1]

(December 21, 1920 – November 27, 2010)

College pitcher

Werle pitched for Modesto Junior College in the spring of 1941. In an 8-7 loss to Compton Junior College he ceded 14 hits, but it was an unearned run which caused his defeat. He pitched a complete game.[2] In March 1942 Werle held the University of Southern California baseball team to eight hits in a key California Intercollegiate Baseball Association contest. The University of California won 10-5. One of the hits he gave up was a solo homer to Cal Barnes in the ninth inning.[3] Playing for the Stockton, California, All-Stars, Werle shut out the McClellan Field Commandos, 7-0, in May 1943.[4]

Pacific Coast League 1943–1948, 1955–1957

In a benefit game for Hammond General Hospital in Modesto, California, Werle was one of three San Francisco Seals pitchers to face Sergeant Joe Dimaggio. Stationed at the Santa Ana, California, Army Air Base, Dimaggio did not reach safely in four at bats.[5]
In February 1945 Werle was inducted into the U.S. Army. He had been employed in a Stockton war plant. He was married and had one child.[6] Following World War II Werle again pitched for San Francisco. In a game versus the Sacramento Solons, in June 1946, he gave up 13 hits, including two home runs.[7]
Werle pitched 16 innings against Sacramento in August 1948, winning the first game 11-0 and preserving a tie in the nightcap, 3-3. He struck out nine batters in the opener and five in the finale. The tie was not broken because of a league rule prohibiting an inning from beginning after 11:50 p.m.[8] He won 17 and lost seven with the Seals who were managed by Lefty O’Doul.[9]
The Portland Beavers obtained Werle from the Cincinnati Reds in early April 1955.[10] By this time he had become a sidearm pitcher. He yielded only four hits to the Seals in an April 12 contest in San Francisco.[11] Werle tossed a three-hitter against Sacramento on June 10, in a 6-0 Portland win.[12] He was selected by Charlie Metro for the northern squad in the 1957 Pacific Coast League All-Star Game.[13]

Pittsburgh Pirates (1949–1952)

The Pittsburgh Pirates released catcher LeRoy Jarvis to the Seals as partial payment for the rights to Werle in January 1949.[14] As a National League rookie Werle survived a ninth inning rally at Ebbets Field in May 1949 to beat the Dodgers, 5-3. He surrendered seven runs, three in the last inning, when Bob Ramazzoti homered.[15] Pirates chief scout, Pie Traynor, favored Cliff Chambers over Werle, and predicted Chambers would win more games in 1949.[16] Werle shut out the Cincinnati Reds on seven hits on July 4, 1949. It was the second game of a doubleheader and lifted the Pirates into sixth place in the National League.[17] Werle pitched in relief for Pittsburgh in 1950. In June he came on for his second relief stint in two days. Tommy Holmes homered off of him in the eight inning, breaking a 6-6 tie and giving the Boston Braves the win.[18] Werle outpitched All-Star Larry Jansen with a two-hitter on July 15 at Forbes Field. The Pirates beat the New York Giants 2-1.[19] On April 17, 1951, Werle provided effective relief in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He retired the side without a hit in the top of the seventh after Murry Dickson walked the bases loaded. Only a single run scored when Red Schoendienst hit a sacrifice fly which plated Solly Hemus.[20] He went 8-6 for the Pirates in 1951.[21]
Werle was fined $500 and suspended indefinitely on April 3, 1952.[22] Manager Billy Meyer ordered him to go back to Pittsburgh and wait for further instructions.[21] Pittsburgh general manager, Branch Rickey, reinstated Werle on April 11, but the fine was not dropped. The incident which prompted the fine and suspension was not explained clearly. Werle understood that it had to do with his having been 30 minutes late, a violation of training rules. It was mentioned that he arrived at his hotel with roommate, George Metkovich, after seven innings of a night game in Beaumont, Texas. They had a couple of bottles of beer each, showered, and went downstairs. He denied a rumor of having a woman in his hotel room, which Rickey seemed to believe at first. Werle swore on his father’s grave that this was untrue and that someone was a damned liar.[22]

St. Louis Cardinals (1952), Boston Red Sox (1952–1954)

Werle was traded to the Cardinals on May 1, 1952, for righthanded pitcher George Red Munger.[23] In a game against the New York Giants on June 16 he relieved Eddie Yuhas in the ninth inning with two men on base. He walked Whitey Lockman before he was removed for Willard Schmidt. Schmidt gave up a grand slam to Bobby Thomson, who hit his first pitch over the left field roof just inside the foul line at the Polo Grounds, to win the game for the Giants.[24]
Werle was claimed by the Boston Red Sox off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on October 2, 1952.[1] In a May 1953 game versus the New York Yankees, he relieved Mickey McDermott with only one out in the first inning. He yielded a third inning home run to Mickey Mantle and three runs over 5-2/3 innings of work.[25] Werle gave an up a long homer to Dave Philley in a relief outing against the Cleveland Indians in April 1954. He gave up five hits in 4-2/3 innings and three earned runs.[26] Gus Zernial tagged Werle for a home run in the ninth inning of a game with the Philadelphia Athletics in June.[27]
The Cincinnati Reds obtained Werle from the Louisville Colonels of the American Association on October 14, 1954.[28] Manager Birdie Tebbetts named Werle as one of three pitchers to be used in the first game of spring training 1955. The Reds played an exhibition against the Chicago White Sox.[29] After the Reds cut him, Tebbetts refuted a statement by Werle, saying that the pitcher was given every chance to make the club.[30]

Manager and scout

Werle was named interim manager of the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League in August 1961.[31] He managed the Phoenix Giants (Phoenix Firebirds) in 1966 until he served as a temporary replacement for Larry Jansen as pitching coach for the San Francisco Giants.[32] Werle was placed on the San Francisco Giants roster at the age of 46 in September 1967. He managed Phoenix that season and was just 19 days short of becoming eligible for the major league pension plan, so the Giants put him on the active list.[33] Werle served as a scout for the Baltimore Orioles in 1980.[34]

Death

On November 27, 2010, Werle died due to complications of Alzheimer’s in San Mateo, California.[35]

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Stephen J. Solarz, American politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1975–1993), died from esophageal cancer he was , 70

 Stephen Joshua Solarz  was a United States Congressional Representative from New York died from esophageal cancer he was , 70. Solarz was both an outspoken critic of President Ronald Reagan‘s deployment of Marines to Lebanon in 1982 and a cosponsor of the 1991 Gulf War Authorization Act during the Presidency of George H. W. Bush.

(September 12, 1940 – November 29, 2010)

Early life and education

Born in Manhattan, New York City, Solarz attended public schools in New York City and later received a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1962 and an M.A. in public law and government from Columbia University in 1967.[1] Solarz taught political science at Brooklyn College from 1967–1968.[2] He served in the New York State Assembly from 1969 to 1975. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Mid-term Convention in 1974.

Career in Congress

After defeating incumbent Representative Bertram L. Podell in the Democratic primary for the New York 13th, Solarz was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat to the 94th and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975–January 3, 1993). On July 18, 1980, he became the first American public official to visit North Korea since the end of the Korean War, and the first to meet with Kim Il-sung.[3] In the 1980s, he chaired the Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, an area of growing interest to the American people in that decade. He is remembered for his leadership on the Philippines. He left Manila just as Benigno S. Aquino was coming home to challenge President Ferdinand Marcos. Following Aquino’s assassination, Solarz returned to Manila for the funeral and proceeded to push the Reagan administration to distance itself from the Marcos government. Shortly after Marcos left for exile in Hawaii, Solarz was at one of the opulent palaces and publicized Imelda‘s massive shoe collection. He worked closely with Aquino’s widow, Corazon, who became president, and who dubbed him the “Lafayette of the Philippines.”[4]
The round of redistricting following the 1990 Census divided his district into six pieces, reflecting his cold relations with many state lawmakers in Albany. After conducting extensive polling, Solarz decided that rather than challenge Democratic incumbent Ted Weiss or Republican incumbent S. William Green, he would seek election to the open seat in the heavily Hispanic 12th Congressional District. Solarz entered the race damaged by the House banking scandal, having written 743 overdrafts. Solarz was defeated in the primary by Nydia Velazquez.[5] Ironically, neither Weiss or Green were re-elected, as Weiss died before the election and was replaced on the ballot by Jerrold Nadler, while Green was defeated by Democrat Carolyn Maloney. Thereafter Solarz was appointed by President Bill Clinton as chairman of the U.S. government-funded Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund to bring private sector development to central Asia and served from 1993 to 1998.[6]
In 1982 and 1986, Solarz met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.[7]
In 1994, Solarz was a leading candidate to be nominated as the United States Ambassador to India, however Solarz was forced to withdraw from consideration after scrutiny of his efforts to obtain a visa for a Hong Kong businessman with a criminal record. Solarz’s poor relations with members of the foreign service and the New York state political establishment were also identified as reasons for the failure of his nomination.[8] The post instead went to Frank G. Wisner.
Since then he had remained active with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He was also a member of the Intellibridge Expert Network and of the executive committee of the International Crisis Group. Solarz was also co-chairman of the American Committee for Peace in the Caucasus, along with Zbigniew Brzezinski.
Solarz died of esophageal cancer on November 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C. at the age of 70.[1]

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Did you know who is Hoopz?


Who is Hoopz? You probably know her by Nikki Alexander. She was given the name Hoopz due to her love of basketball as a fan and a player, she is an American actress,and model, best known as the winning contestant in the first season of the VH1 reality show, Flavor of Love, after a 10-episode nationally televised competition. Alexander is set to star in her own DVD series and two movies in 2008. She is of African American and Italian descent.She was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Romulus, Michigan, and graduated from Woodhaven High School in Brownstown, MI, where she was a star basketball player and athlete. Prior to acting, she worked with her uncle demolishing and rebuilding houses.

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At the age of 22 she auditioned for Flavor of Love. Alexander eventually won after almost two months of living with the other contestants.

She has also appeared on MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out.” She was a guest judge in season 3 during E-40’s guest appearance.

As of 2007, Alexander continues to model in calendars, magazines, and for modeling agencies EyeCandy Modeling & Titanium Girlz. She has also appeared in videos such as Will Smith’s “Party Starter” & Lil’ Keke’s “Chunk Up The Deuce”, and Maddi Madd Holla Back, and is the celebrity supporter of the “East Kentucky Miners” a basketball team located in Pikeville, Kentucky

Alexander is on a new VH1 reality show, I Love Money, which began airing on July 6, 2008. She revealed on I Love Money – Meet the All-Stars that

she is currently dating CBA ALL-Star from the East Kentucky Miners basketball player James “Boo” Jackson.


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