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Dec 052017
 

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1971 – Kali Rocha

Kali Michele Rocha is an American actress. She is known for portraying Karen Rooney, the mother of four Rooney children and school’s vice principal, in the Disney Channel sitcom, Liv and Maddie. She has also co-written four episodes of the show.

Age 46


1976 – Amy Acker

    

Amy Louise Acker is an American actress. She played Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the TV series Angel and Kelly Peyton on Alias. Between 2012 and 2016, she played Root on Person of Interest, having become a series regular during the third season. As of 2017, she stars as Caitlin Strucker on The Gifted, a FOX television series based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men.

Age 41


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Dec 042017
 

Jordan Hinson

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Jordan Danielle Hinson (born June 4, 1991) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the science fiction series Eureka.

Hinson was born in El Paso, Texas. She began acting in plays at the age of six. After moving to Los Angeles, California, Hinson appeared in numerous television commercials.

Hinson made her television movie debut in 2005, starring as aspiring professional figure skater Katelin Kingsford in the Disney Channel Original Movie Go Figure. She had to learn to ice skate for the film and was trained by Olympic choreographer and two-time Emmy winner Sarah Kawahara. She also starred in a direct-to-video film Glass House: The Good Mother opposite Angie Harmon.


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Dec 042017
 

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1930 – Ronnie Corbett

Ronald Balfour Corbett, CBE, was a Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and broadcaster, best known for his long association with Ronnie Barker in the BBC television comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies. He achieved prominence in David Frost’s 1960s satirical comedy programme The Frost Report (with Barker) and subsequently starred in sitcoms such as No – That’s Me Over Here!, Now Look Here, and Sorry!

Died: 31 March 2016

Aged 85


1962 – Thomas Craig

Thomas Craig is an English actor. He is known for his roles in Murdoch Mysteries, Where the Heart Is, Hidden, Coronation Street, and The Navigators.

Age 55


1984 – Lindsay Felton

Lindsay Marie Felton, is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Caitlin Seeger in Caitlin’s Way and Anna Morgan in Anna’s Dream.

Age 33


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1952 – Mel Smith

Melvin Kenneth “Mel” Smith was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.

Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK’s largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.

Died: 19 July 2013

Aged 60


1985 – Amanda Seyfried

 

Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She began her career as a model when she was 11, then her acting career at 15 with recurring parts on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children.

In 2004, Seyfried made her movie debut in the teen comedy Mean Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films, such as the drama Nine Lives (2005) and the crime drama Alpha Dog (2006). She also had a recurring role on the UPN television series Veronica Mars (2004–06). Between 2006 and 2011, Seyfried starred on the HBO drama series Big Love and appeared in the musical feature film Mamma Mia! (2008).

Age 32


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2002 – Glenn Quinn

Born: 28 May 1970

Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor in television and film, known for playing Mark Healy in the American sitcom Roseanne, and Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Died Aged 82


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Dec 022017
 

Cristine Prosperi

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Cristine Prosperi is a Canadian actress. She is known for portraying Imogen Moreno on Degrassi, Tiara Turner on the Family Channel series Really Me, and Mikayla in the TeenNick series Open Heart.

Prosperi was born in Toronto. She began her career with small roles in the 2007 movies Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming and Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home. In 2009 she guest starred on the comedy series The Latest Buzz. She has several commercials under her belt; she shot an Xbox commercial with the Jonas Brothers and Vanessa Morgan from The Latest Buzz.

In 2011, Prosperi was cast in one of her better-known roles, that of Imogen Moreno on the television teen drama Degrassi, a role she began playing during the show’s eleventh season. She remained on Degrassi through the series finale at the end of the show’s fourteenth season in 2015.

Prosperi also starred in the 2012 web series Totally Amp’d as Aria. She co-starred in the 2013 Nickelodeon television movie Nicky Deuce.

In 2015, Prosperi appeared in the TeenNick series Open Heart, where she played the role of the bright and gossipy Mikayla Walker. The same year, Prosperi was also cast in an potential NBC pilot playing the daughter of lead Monica Potter. In 2016 Prosperi starred in the Lifetime movie His Double Life.


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Dec 022017
 

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Northampton Town    0

 


Gareth Evans and Stuart O’Keefe were on target as Pompey cruised into the last 16 of the Checkatrade Trophy.

A small crowd were not treated to a chance-laden encounter against Northampton, but it was always the hosts who looked more likely to progress.

Evans completed an attractive passing counter-attack to open the scoring a few minutes before the interval.

O’Keefe doubled their lead in the second half and only some impressive saves from David Cornell prevented the margin of victory being even greater.

Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that beat Plymouth in the league the previous week.

Christian Burgess returned from suspension to replace the injured Oliver Hawkins in defence, while the sidelined Kal Naismith made way for Curtis Main up front.

The other switch saw loanee O’Keefe recalled in the centre of the pitch, with Ben Close, who was nursing a knock, missing out.

A sparse attendance ensured there was an eerie atmosphere inside Fratton Park when the game got underway.

And the action on the pitch did little to warm the spirits of those fans who decided to spurn Christmas shopping to watch the contest.

There were a couple of half chances for the hosts, with O’Keefe’s volleyed effort flying over, while an audacious long-range free-kick from Christian Burgess landed on the roof of the net.

Neither side looked particularly threatening in the opening stages, however, as the game drifted along.

Main headed a difficult chance wide after rising above two defenders to meet Nathan Thompson’s cross.

Evans then drilled a low shot narrowly past the post, while Cornell – who previously had a loan spell at Fratton Park – just about beat Conor Chaplin to a loose ball.

The tie finally got going on 35 minutes, when Danny Rose slipped a fine pass through to Evans, who was denied by Cornell’s save.

Northampton had offered little at the other end, although Burgess made a timely challenge to dispossess Chris Long in the box.

And it was the Blues who broke the deadlock just before the break, courtesy of a fine passing move up the pitch.

Brandon Haunstrup released Evans, who in turn found Chaplin before bursting into the box to receive the ball back.

Chaplin dinked a cross into the centre, and EVANS was there to head home his first goal of the season.


Half Time

(1 – 0)


The advantage was almost doubled early in the second half, as Haunstrup delivered a dangerous low cross that Ash Taylor had to turn over his own crossbar.

But it then took a superb save from Luke McGee to stop the Cobblers from levelling, with the keeper diving to his right to stop Taylor from converting Lewis McGugan’s corner.

Cornell made his own decent stop when Main inventively flicked Rose’s centre towards the net, although the linesman had raised his flag for offside.

The lead did increase just before the hour mark, however, as Thompson cut the ball back for O’KEEFE to neatly steer into the bottom corner.

A third might have followed when Thompson stole back possession, but Evans’ effort from out wide flashed past the post.

Jackett made his first switch on 69 minutes, with Drew Talbot given a chance to impress in place of Haunstrup at left-back.

Evans and Chaplin were off target with shots, as the Blues tried to wrap the tie up with plenty of time to spare.

Main then saw an attempt roll agonisingly wide following good work from Rose and Chaplin to tee him up.

And Cornell made a string of fine saves to limit the damage late on, denying Main, Evans and Chaplin in quick succession.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup (Talbot 69); O’Keefe, Rose; Evans (c), Chaplin, Lowe (Kennedy 88); Main
Goals: Evans 41, O’Keefe 58
Subs not used: Bass, Casey, May, Bennett, Lethbridge

Northampton (4-4-2): Cornell; Moloney, Barnett, Taylor, Buchanan; Hoskins (Bowditch 63), Poole (Waters 78), McGugan, Crooks; Richards (c), Long (Foley 46)
Subs not used: Coddington, Smith, McGivern, Kasim

Referee: Tom Nield

Attendance: 1,780 (128 away fans)


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Dec 022017
 

Selena Gomez

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Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer and actress. She began her career starring in the children’s television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004). Gomez rose to fame playing the lead role of Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012). She has starred in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2013), and The Fundamentals of Caring (2016). She also voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.

In 2008, she founded her own production company, July Moon Productions, and formed her band Selena Gomez & the Scene. The group released the albums Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), and When the Sun Goes Down (2011), before disbanding in 2012. Gomez then released her debut solo album Stars Dance (2013). The album debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200, and included the top ten single “Come & Get It”. After putting out a compilation album as her fifth and final release through Hollywood Records, which was preceded by her second top ten single, “The Heart Wants What It Wants”, Gomez signed a new recording contract with Interscope Records. She released her second solo album, Revival (2015). The album debuted on top of the Billboard 200, while the first three singles “Good for You”, “Same Old Love”, and “Hands to Myself” all topped the Mainstream Top 40 chart in the United States. In 2017, she released three singles, “Bad Liar”, “Fetish”, and “Wolves”. According to Billboard, Gomez has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.

Outside entertainment, Gomez released her own clothing line through Kmart in 2010 and a self-titled fragrance in 2013. In 2017, she released a limited-edition collection of handbags called the “Selena Grace” that she designed in collaboration with luxury brand Coach, Inc. She has worked with various charitable organizations for years and became a UNICEF ambassador at the age of seventeen. As of September 2017, Gomez is the most followed Instagram user in the world. Gomez has earned numerous awards throughout her career, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, and sixteen Teen Choice Awards.


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Dec 022017
 

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1968 – Lucy Liu

Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer and artist. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. Liu’s film work includes starring as one of the heroines (Alex Munday) in Charlie’s Angels (2000), portraying O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill (2003), and starring roles in the main casts of Payback (as Pearl; 1999), Chicago (as Kitty Baxter; 2002), and the animated film series Kung Fu Panda (2008–present) portraying the character Master Viper.

She is currently co-starring in the Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama series Elementary as Joan Watson for which she won the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Actress, and voicing Silvermist in Disney’s Tinker Bell film series.

Age 49


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1914 – Charles Hawtrey

George Frederick Joffre Hartree, known as Charles Hawtrey, was an English comedy actor and musician.

Beginning at an early age as a boy soprano, he made several records before moving on to the radio. His later career encompassed the theatre (as both actor and director), the cinema (where he regularly appeared supporting Will Hay in the 1930s and 1940s in films such as The Ghost of St. Michael’s), through the Carry On films, and television.

Died: 27 October 1988

Aged 73


1957 – Colin Mochrie

Colin Andrew Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and US versions of television improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

Age 60


1979 – Diego Klattenhoff

Diego Klattenhoff is a Canadian actor best known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland. He has also appeared as Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees, and currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist.

Age 38


1979 – Jamie Ashdown

Jamie Ashdown is an English retired footballer who spent a large part of his career as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth, for whom he made the majority of his professional appearances.

Ashdown played 123 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2012

Age 37


1982 – Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Darcie Goldberg in the college comedy Old School, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax. In 2013, Maxim magazine named her “TV’s most beautiful woman”.

At the age of 14, Cuthbert made her feature film debut in the 1997 family-drama Dancing on the Moon. Her first major lead role came in the 1998 drama film Airspeed (No Control) alongside Joe Mantegna. In 2001, she starred in the movie Lucky Girl, in which she received her first award, the Gemini Awards, but her career began in earnest in the 2000s when she played Kim Bauer, daughter of Jack Bauer in the action series 24. Subsequently, Cuthbert appeared in the lead role in the films The Quiet (2005) and Captivity (2007).

Age 35


1985 – Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed (2005–2006). Since 2007, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics’ Choice, and People’s Choice Awards. Cuoco’s film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Age 32


1991 – Liam O’Brien

Liam Daniel O’Brien is an English professional football goalkeeper who plays for Coventry City. He began his professional career at Portsmouth and received one England U19 cap while at the club.

O’Brien played 3 times for Portsmouth between 2010 – 2017

Age 26


1994 – Ben Tollitt

Benjamin “Ben” Lee Tollitt  is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Tranmere Rovers.

Tollitt played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2016

Age 23


1994 – Niall Cunningham

Niall Cunningham is an actor, known for Okja (2017), Life in Pieces (2015) and Awkward. (2011).

Age 23


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1963 – Kenny Black

Kenneth George “Kenny” Black is a Scottish football player and manager.

Black played 70 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1989 – 1991

Age 54


1971 – Naoko Mori

Naoko Mori is a Japanese actress who lives and works mainly in the UK. Mori is best known for her roles as Toshiko Sato in Torchwood, Sarah on Absolutely Fabulous, and Nicola in Spice World.

Age 46


1976 – Anna Faris

Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, producer, model, comedian, and occasional singer. She rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the first four Scary Movie films. Raised north of Seattle in Washington, Faris was active in theater as a child, performing with the Seattle Repertory Theater at age nine. After graduating from college, Faris relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in the Wayans Brothers’ Scary Movie (2000). She appeared in the subsequent three sequels of the movie, with her last appearance being in the fourth installment, released in 2006. She became a recurring character on the TV sitcom Friends during its last season in 2004. During the early to mid-2000s, she played supporting roles in dramatic pictures such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), and appeared in various comedies, including The Hot Chick (2002), Waiting… (2005), Just Friends (2005), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). She received critical praise for her role in the indie black comedy Smiley Face (2007) and then starred in the Playboy-themed movie The House Bunny (2008), which was billed as her star vehicle and earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance.

Age 41


1982 – Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan is an English film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC’s Doctor Who “The Waters of Mars” and Soo Lin in Sherlock. She also appeared in Exam and Paramount Pictures’ action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. She stars in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama, which premiered in June 2015.

Age 35


1995 – Laura Marano

Laura Marie Marano is an American actress and singer. She starred in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson. Marano was one of the five original classmates in Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?. She starred in Without a Trace for three seasons and also Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters. Marano starred in the indie film A Sort of Homecoming. Marano also starred in the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day along with Good Luck Charlie actress Leigh-Allyn Baker. In 2015, she signed with Big Machine Records and released her debut single “Boombox” on March 11, 2016. At the end of 2016, Big Machine Records made the decision to drop all of their pop artists. Marano then signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2017 and plans to release her debut album with the label. She is also the younger sister of actress Vanessa Marano who starred in Freeform’s Switched at Birth.

Age 22


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1948 – Mick Channon

Michael Roger Channon is an English former footballer who played as a striker, most notably for Southampton and went on to represent the English national team in the 1970s. He later became a successful racehorse trainer.

Channon played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1985 – 1986

Age 69


1963 – Armando Iannucci

Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director, and radio producer.

Born in Glasgow, Iannucci studied at the University of Oxford, leaving graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour was transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci’s television and radio programmes, including Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I’m Alan Partridge. Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4.

Age 54


1975 – Maurissa Tancharoen

Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon in Los Angeles, California is an American television producer/writer, actress, singer, dancer, and lyricist.

Age 42


1982 – Malcom Goodwin

Malcolm Goodwin is an American actor from Brooklyn, New York. He is perhaps best known for his appearance in the music video for the hit song “Party Rock Anthem.” He also appeared as Seamus “Shea” Daniels on Breakout Kings, and as Clive Babineaux in iZombie.

Age 35


1984 – Mary Elizabeth Winstead

  

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and singer. She has starred in scream queen roles[1] in the horror films including Final Destination 3 (2006), Black Christmas (2006), Death Proof (2007), The Thing (2011), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). She appeared as John McClane’s daughter Lucy in the fourth and fifth films in the Die Hard franchise (2007, 2013), Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Leah in The Beauty Inside (2012), and Kate Hannah in the Sundance drama Smashed (2012).

Her singing career started in 2013, with her formation of the music duo Got a Girl with Dan the Automator.

Age 33


1987 – Karen Gillan

    

Karen Sheila Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter. She is known for the role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–13). In film, she has starred as Jane Lockhart in Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Kaylie Russell in the horror film Oculus (2013), and Nebula in the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). She took part in the upcoming films Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and its untitled sequel (2019). In 2017, she wrote and directed her first feature film, The Party’s Just Beginning.

Age 30


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2010 – Leslie Nielsen

Born: 11 February 1926

Leslie William Nielsen was a Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters.

Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his acting debut in 1950, appearing in 46 live television programs a year. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s.

Although his performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s, after being cast against type for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. In his comedy roles, Nielsen specialized in portraying characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings. His appearance in Airplane! marked Nielsen’s turning point, making him “the [Laurence] Olivier of spoofs” according to film critic Roger Ebert, and leading to further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, based on the earlier short-lived television series Police Squad! in which Nielsen also starred. Nielsen received a variety of awards and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame.

Died Aged 84


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