my oscar 2007 ballot

the academy awards ...
yes i've waited till the last very moment because i'm still thinking...

best picture: "the queen"
helen's time has come! "the departed" would be my only second.

best director: martin scorsese
"hey marty! we love ya!" the academy has always admired him although stephen frears could surprise us all!

best actor: ryan gosling
never a dull performance or moment from this lad! my vote is based on his performance and the obvious! his first nod as well could mean something magical! forest whitaker, the second choice of course.

best actress: helen mirren
oh, come on.

best supporting actor: eddie murphy
the hunch's feel strong although mark wahlberg might spoil the obvious?

best supporting actress: jennifer hudson
this will be the wise choice although i think the academy will opt it as the "we felt good about a afro-american female choice, keeps things in balance...). the flip side could be cate blanchett? does this woman ever let anyone down?

this years choices are much better than in years passed. it's a broad collection of many themes and important issue's. we'll know soon...

Battlestar Renewed For Season 4

SCI FI Channel announced that it has renewed its Peabody-winning original series Battlestar Galactica, ordering 13 new episodes. Production will resume this summer in Vancouver, Canada, with an eye toward a January 2008 premiere.

The decision comes after the series' successful move to a new 10 p.m. timeslot on Sundays. Since moving, Battlestar Galactica's audience has grown over its third-season average by 8 percent in total viewers, by double digits in female viewers, by 19 percent in the show's target demographic of adults aged 18-49 and by 14 percent in adults 25-54. The Jan. 28 episode, "Taking a Break From All Your Worries," delivered 2.5 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49, the largest audience for any episode since the season-two premiere.

"We're thrilled to bring Battlestar back for another season," Mark Stern, SCI FI's executive vice president of programming, said in a statement. "This series has delivered on every level, from the writing to the acting to the production values. SCI FI is proud to be the home of the best show on television."

The series is from NBC Universal Television Studio and is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Its cast is led by Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. Battlestar recently returned with the second half of its third original season, immediately following SCI FI's newest original series, The Dresden Files.

"While we never had any doubt that SCI FI would get behind a fourth season of Battlestar, it's thrilling to finally make it official, and for Ron and I to continue using this great genre to investigate the darker corners of society, politics and humanity," executive producer David Eick said in a statement.

thanks kaj for the heads up!

a show, not to miss cris le bitch

the Tally Ho
Feb 11 10PM
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Radcliffe Pictures Upset Parents

no surprise to me that many have already expressed their "concern" about the recent photo's that are popping up everywhere of daniel radcliffe, shirtless. as harry potter, daniel portrayed a character in a children's series called harry potter.

first and foremost he is an actor and playing different roles is something not uncommon. equus is his next project and the role is a different character with different requirements. i think it's important for him to grow and branch out into other endeavours. allowing himself to be type cast would only stunt his growth artistically and keep him from expanding on his selection of roles. i applaud daniel for this choice and for doing what he wants as an artist, a young adult and as an actor.

if parents are upset about how it might effect their children seeing him shirtless and or in a love scene, they need to either explain things and help them understand; isn't that what parents do for their children? another obvious choice would also be not to purchase equus tickets and observe their internet adventures if they so deem necessary. the world harry potter lives in is magical and fictional, unlike our world.

this particular photo at first seemed more like a young hugh jackman to me and not daniel?

here was a blurb i read recently...

REUTERS/Uli Weber/Handout (BRITAIN)

Pictures of a shirtless Daniel Radcliffe that are being used to promote his new play are causing controversy among fans of the "Harry Potter" movies.

The young star peels off clothes in the promotional photos for his London West End run in "Equus." He reportedly will also appear naked and have a sex scene in the play.

The pictures have already become popular among young female fans of the 17-year-old -- most famous for his role in the boy wizard franchise.

But parents are up in arms and are bombarding "Harry Potter" fansites with emails.

One reads, "We as parents feel Daniel should not appear nude. Our 9-year-old son looks up to him as a role model. We are very disappointed and will avoid the future movies he makes."

Radcliffe's spokesperson Vanessa Davies tells Britain's the Daily Mail, "Daniel does not want to step away from 'Harry Potter' but he does want to show he is a rounded actor capable of very different roles. He has tremendous support from 'Harry Potter' fans."

The play opens in London on February 27

new tracey thorn release

due out march 6, 2007 from virgin/import (and just two days before my birthday!) is tracey thorn's second release, almost 25 years since distant shore. new cd release entitled out of the woods. visit her myspace page and catch a listen to it's all true. FAB!

i'm soooooooooooooooooo anxious for this release and can only hope for a future new project from she and ben aka ebtg as well!