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News Roundup – Phil Mickelson, Miami Heat, Angelina Jolie

I don’t blame you if you’re confused. Last night, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal reported that Phil Mickelson was mixed up in some sort of insider trading scandal. The FBI and the SEC were investigating. Less than an hour later, Phil Mickelson’s attorney basically states that there is no investigation. He has not been contacted by any official authorities and neither has Phil Mickelson.

The Miami Heat destroyed the Indiana Pacers to advance to the finals. Is anyone surprised?

Is Angelina Jolie a great actress? As I sit here I can think of lots of movies that she’s been in, but… lately, most of her movies range from mediocre to awful. It seems to me that it’s time for her to put together her own movie company and begin acting in truly great movies which can showcase her talents. This latest Disney movie doesn’t seem to be the right vehicle.

Because my roundup was kind of wimpy I have included a few items from Steve Benen:

* Syria: “A United States citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria on Sunday was of Middle Eastern descent and in his 20s, and grew up in Florida, two senior law enforcement officials said. The American authorities became aware of his presence in Syria in the past year.” (more…)

By |2014-06-02T22:02:04-04:00May 31st, 2014|Economy, Foreign Affairs, Mass Shooting, Movies, Sports|1 Comment

The Oscars

I was surprised that Mickey Rourke didn’t win for Best Actor, but there is always a surprise.

From CNN (list of winners):

Best picture
“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
“The Reader”
WINNER: “Slumdog Millionaire”

Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Stephen Daldry, “The Reader”
David Fincher, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon”
Gus Van Sant, “Milk”

Richard Jenkins, “The Visitor”
Frank Langella, “Frost/Nixon”
WINNER: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Brad Pitt, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Mickey Rourke, “The Wrestler”

Anne Hathaway, “Rachel Getting Married”
Angelina Jolie, “Changeling”
Melissa Leo, “Frozen River”
Meryl Streep, “Doubt”
WINNER: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”

Supporting actor
Josh Brolin, “Milk”
Robert Downey Jr., “Tropic Thunder”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “Doubt”
WINNER: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Michael Shannon, “Revolutionary Road”

Supporting actress
Amy Adams, “Doubt”
WINNER: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Viola Davis, “Doubt”
Taraji P. Henson, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Marisa Tomei, “The Wrestler”

Animated feature
“Kung Fu Panda”
WINNER: “WALL-E”(more…)

By |2009-02-23T07:22:35-04:00February 23rd, 2009|Movies|Comments Off on The Oscars
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