Jan 222019
 

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January

22

Births

John Hurt1940Died : 25 Jan 2017Aged 77


John Hurt was an English actor whose screen and stage career spanned more than 50 years.

His later films include the Harry Potter film series (2001–11), the Hellboy films (2004 and 2008), supernatural thriller The Skeleton Key (2005), western The Proposition (2005), political thriller V for Vendetta (2005), sci-fi adventure Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and the Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011). Hurt reprised his role as Quentin Crisp in An Englishman in New York (2009), which brought his seventh BAFTA nomination. He portrayed the War Doctor in BBC TV series Doctor Who in 2013.
Jon Gittens1964Age 55


Jon Gittens is a former footballer who played for Swindon Town as well as for Southampton, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth, Torquay United and Exeter City.

He played 99 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1993 – 1996.
Beverley Mitchell1982Age 37


Beverley Mitchell is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Lucy Camden-Kinkirk on the television series 7th Heaven.

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Jan 212019
 

After Sex

2007





Plot

After Sex is a background to examine intimacy and vulnerability. Looks at the complexity of modern day relationships told through eight separate couples. Through dialogue and compromising situations, the film takes us from the beginning of a relationship to the aftermath of one, and examines every stage in between seeing humor within the drama, heartache and confusion of it all.

Summary

Eight couples talk after having sex. Not much else to say really apart from Emmanuelle Chriqui in her underwear is very nice and the Mila Kunis / Zoe Saldana scene is quite hot.


IMDb5.5

Film IMDb Emmanuelle Chriqui Mila Kunis

Jan 212019
 

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January

21

Births

Benny Hill1924Died : 20 Apr 1992Aged 68


Benny Hill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his television programme The Benny Hill Show, an amalgam of slapstick, burlesque, and double entendre in a format that included live comedy and filmed segments, with him at the focus of almost every segment. Hill was a prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades. His show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy and was among the most-watched programmes in the UK; the audience peaked at more than 21 million in 1971.
Martin Shaw1945Age 74


Martin Shaw is an English actor. He is known for his roles in the television series The Professionals, The Chief, Judge John Deed and Inspector George Gently. He has also acted on stage and in film, and has narrated numerous audiobooks and presented various television series, including the 2006 series Martin Shaw: Aviators.
Izabella Miko1981Age 38


Izabella Miko is a Polish actress. She is best known for starring in the musical comedy-drama film Coyote Ugly and the music videos "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" by The Killers. While a dance student in Poland, Miko was recruited to study at the New York City Ballet at age fifteen and later studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She made her American film debut in Coyote Ugly (2000), followed by a starring part in the vampire thriller The Forsaken (2001).

Miko has also had recurring roles on the television series Deadwood, The Cape, and Chicago Fire, in addition to roles in dance films such as Save the Last Dance 2 (2006), Make Your Move (2013), and Step Up: All In (2014).
Laura Robson1994Age 25


Laura Robson is a British tennis player. She debuted on the ITF Junior Tour in 2007, and a year later won the Wimbledon Junior Girls' Championship at the age of 14. As a junior, she also twice reached the final of the girls' singles tournament at the Australian Open, in 2009 and 2010. She won her first tournament on the ITF Women's Circuit in November 2008.

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Jan 202019
 

I Kill Giants

2017





Plot

Twelve-year-old Barbara Thorson flees from reality, living in the imaginary world of fantasy and magic, where she fights with giants. Her family does not understand her, peers do not like her, and she irritates teachers. And only recently moved here Sofia, her same age, trying to make friends with her.

Summary

Oddball but interesting film probably marketed wrong as a fantasy when in fact its quite a sad drama.


IMDb6.2

Film IMDb Imogen Poots

Jan 202019
 

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January

20

Births

DeForest Kelley1920Died : 11 Jun 1999Aged 79


DeForest Kelley known to colleagues as "De", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek (1966–1991).
Tom Baker1934Age 85


Tom Baker is an English actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who from 1974 to 1981, a longer tenure than any other actor, and for the narration of the comedy series Little Britain. Baker's voice, which has been described as "sonorous", was voted the fourth-most recognisable in the UK.
Ciara Hanna1991Age 28


Ciara Hanna is an American actress and model. She is known for playing the roles of Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce and Nicole Parker in Blood Lake.

Deaths

Edgar Froese2015Born : 6 Jun 1944Died Aged 70


Edgar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name "Edgar W. Froese".

On This Day

Jan 192019
 

Match Report

League One

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Oxford United 2    1 Portsmouth

Pompey lost 2-1 at Oxford to ensure they suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season.

Goals from Cameron Brannagan and James Henry meant the hosts enjoyed a comfortable lead at the interval.

The Blues were well below par, but Brett Pitman came on to spark hopes of a comeback with a fine finish.

Those 1,803 travelling fans were not given a result their backing deserved, however, as United held on for the points.

Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that were beaten by Blackpool on home soil the previous week.

One was enforced, with Andre Green being recalled from his loan spell by Aston Villa, while Dion Donohue and Pitman dropped to the bench.

A fit-again Lee Brown returned at left-back, Andy Cannon was handed his full debut and David Wheeler also got a rare league start.

It meant that Jamal Lowe led the line for Pompey and skipper Gareth Evans moved into a more advanced role.

Matt Clarke’s appearance in the side brought up 150 appearances for the defender, but new signing Bryn Morris had to be content with a spot among the substitutes.

The visitors started brightly and won an early corner that was dealt with, while a similar set-piece at the other end was nodded wide by Rob Dickie.

A deep free-kick from Brown then caused problems in the United defence, who were eventually able to scramble the ball to safety.

There were not an abundance of opportunities, with both sides showcasing attacking intent, but unable to produce any meaningful shots.

A couple of set-pieces were comfortably dealt with by Craig MacGillivray, while Evans’ curler from the edge of the box was not too far off target.

But it was the hosts who broke the deadlock midway through the first half, although it might have been the Blues celebrating a goal.

Lowe could not quite charge the ball down following a slip from former Fratton keeper Simon Eastwood.

Instead his long clearance eventually made its way to Brannagan, who drilled a fine low shot right into the bottom corner.

Oxford might have doubled their lead soon after, as a corner led to a spot of pinball inside the Pompey box.

The visitors won a couple of their own soon after and Eastwood dropped the second, but grabbed the ball at the second attempt.

It became a niggly affair as the interval approached, but United were able to double their advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Jamie Mackie was unable to get a shot away and instead played the ball across for an unmarked Henry to lash home.


Half Time

Oxford United 0

Portsmouth 0


There were no substitutions for the Blues at the break, although Wheeler and Lowe swapped positions.

And the former had a chance to reduce the deficit moments after the restart, meeting Evans’ free-kick and sending a header just off target.

But it was still Oxford looking more likely to add to the scoring and an effort from Mackie flew narrowly over.

Then, after a Lowe strike had been comfortably dealt with by Eastwood, the hosts had two more chances to put the result beyond doubt.

First, a cross from Jordan Graham was punched away by MacGillivray and Jamie Hanson’s follow-up was deflected off target by Clarke.

Gavin Whyte’s corner was then palmed clear by the Blues stopper and this time Brannagan’s attempt flew into the side netting.

With the visitors struggling to find any kind of fluency, Jackett made a double change just before the hour mark.

Wheeler and Evans were the men to make way, with Pitman and Louis Dennis coming on to replace them.

And it proved to be an inspired decision, as the duo combined to reduce Pompey’s deficit on 64 minutes.

Dennis provided the assist, crossing the ball for PITMAN to convert with an acrobatic overhead effort that left Eastwood helpless.

The Blues were struggling to build on that goal, however, and Cannon made way for Donohue in a final throw of the dice.

One patient move did lead to a chance on 81 minutes, although Lowe could not adjust his body enough to guide Brown’s delivery on target.

And despite producing plenty of effort in the closing stages, Oxford remained firm at the back to secure victory.

Oxford (4-2-3-1): Eastwood; Hanson, Nelson, Dickie, Ruffels; Mousinho (c), Brannagan; Whyte (Kashi 86), Henry, Graham (Browne 76); Mackie
Goals: Brannagan 25, Henry 45
Booked: Henry
Subs not used: Stevens, Long, Garbutt, Sykes, Carruthers

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Cannon (Donohue 76), Naylor; Wheeler (Pitman 59), Evans (c) (Dennis 59), Curtis; Lowe
Goals: Pitman 64
Booked: Lowe, Whatmough, Naylor
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Haunstrup, Morris

Referee: Christopher Sarginson

Attendance: 8,202 (1,803 Pompey fans)

Portsmouth FC

Jan 192019
 

Bailee Madison

Born : 15 October 1999 ( 19 )


Bailee Madison






Bailee Madison is an American actress.

In film, she played May Belle Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Isabelle in Brothers (2009), Sally Hurst in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Maggie in Just Go with It (2011), Harper Simmons in Parental Guidance (2012), and Kinsey in The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018).

On television, she made guest appearances as Maxine Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place and young Snow White in Once Upon a Time. She also has a recurring role as Sophia Quinn in The Fosters. In 2015, she began starring as Grace Russell in the Hallmark Channel series Good Witch.

Celebrity Bailee Madison

Jan 192019
 

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January

19

Births

Robert Palmer1949Died : 26 Sep 2003Aged 54


Robert Palmer was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, mix of musical styles on his albums. He found success both in his solo career and with the Power Station.

His famous music videos, directed by British fashion photographer Terence Donovan, for the hits "Addicted to Love", "Simply Irresistible" and "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On" featured women simulating playing instruments, almost identically dressed with pale faces, dark-eye makeup and bright-red lipstick. Palmer's involvement in the music industry began in the 1960s, covered four decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

Deaths

Miguel Ferrer2017Born : 7 Feb 1955Died Aged 61


Miguel Ferrer was an American actor and voice actor. His breakthrough role was the OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop. Other film roles include Quigley in Blank Check (1994), Harbinger in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Shan Yu in Mulan (1998), Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic (2000) and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 (2013).

Ferrer's notable television roles include FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017), Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan (2001–2007), Tarakudo on Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-2005) and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles (2012–2017).

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Jan 182019
 

On This Day

January

18

Births

Nicky Jennings1946Died : 4 Jun 2016Aged 70


Nicky Jennings was an English professional association football player whose 15-year career ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. He played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. He moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was to prove such a popular player that in 1971 he was awarded the title of Pompey's Player of the Year. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey (and 4 during a loan spell at Aldershot) before moving to Exeter on a free transfer in the 1974 close season, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado. He was named an All-Star Honorable Mention and help Dallas to the league final, which they lost 0–2.

He played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974.

On This Day Nicky Jennings

Jan 172019
 

Danny Rose

Transfer : Portsmouth – Swindon Town


Danny Rose


Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Danny Rose has left the club by mutual consent and signed for Swindon.

The 30-year-old midfielder arrived on the south coast in the summer of 2016 and netted five goals in 64 appearances for the club.

He was a key member of the side that secured the League Two title in his first season at Fratton Park.

Rose said: “There is a tinge of sadness because I had plenty of great times at Pompey and we achieved a lot over past few years.

“But it’s come to the point where I need to be playing games again and enjoying being out on the pitch.

“There’s a lot of quality at the club and I’m sure they’ll be doing everything they can to get over the line this season.

“The lads have put in a lot of hard work over the first half of the campaign and promotion would be nothing less than they deserve.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the fans for the incredible support they have given me.

“I have always been given fantastic backing – both when I was playing on the pitch and also through the more difficult times, like when I was out injured.

Portsmouth FC Danny Rose

Jan 172019
 

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January

17

Births

Susanna Hoffs1959Age 60


Susanna Hoffs is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a co-founder of The Bangles.
Zooey Deschanel1980Age 39


Zooey Deschanel is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and 500 Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). From 2011 to 2018, she played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations.
David Blue1982Age 37


David Blue is an American actor, writer, producer and director. He is known for his portrayal of Cliff St. Paul on Ugly Betty and Eli Wallace on the Syfy series Stargate Universe.

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