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Sep 092018
 

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Emily Kaiser Wickersham (born April 26, 1984) is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.

In 2013, following the departure of actress Cote de Pablo, Wickersham was cast as NSA Analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop in a three-episode arc on NCIS, starting November 19, 2013, on CBS. She was subsequently promoted to series regular. Wickersham has also appeared in the feature film Gone and made a number of guest appearances on television.


Celebrity Emily Wickersham

Sep 092018
 

On This Day

09 September 2018


Births



1953

Janet Fielding

Age 65
Janet Fielding (born Janet Claire Mahoney)is an Australian actress, known for her role in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who as companion Tegan Jovanka.
1967

Chris Burns

Age 51
Chris Burns is a former footballer. He helped Portsmouth to the 1992 FA Cup semi final, but they lost on a penalty shootout to Liverpool.

Burns played 116 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1991 – 1994
1968

Julia Sawahla

Age 50
Julia Sawalha is a British actress known mainly for her role as Saffron Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She is also known for portraying Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Additionally, she played Dorcas Lane in the BBC's costume drama Lark Rise to Candleford, Carla Borrego in Jonathan Creek, and Jan Ward in the 2014 BBC One mystery Remember Me.
1980

Michelle Williams

Age 38
Michelle Ingrid Williams is an American actress. She is particularly known for her work in small-scale independent productions with dark or tragic themes. At 15 she achieved public recognition for her leading role in the television teen drama series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003).
1983

Zoe Kazan

Age 35

   
Zoe Swicord Kazan is an American actress and playwright. Kazan made her acting debut in Swordswallowers and Thin Men (2003) and later appeared in films such as The Savages (2007), Revolutionary Road (2008) and It's Complicated (2009). She starred in happythankyoumoreplease (2010), Meek's Cutoff (2010) and Ruby Sparks (2012), writing the screenplay for the latter. In 2014, she starred in the film What If and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, for which she received an Emmy nomination. In 2017, she portrayed Emily Gardner, based on Emily V. Gordon, in the film The Big Sick.
1989

Nigel Atangana

Age 29
Nigel Alfred Steven Atangana is a French professional footballer who plays for League Two club Cheltenham Town as a defensive midfielder.

Atangana played 48 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2014 – 2015
1990

Kyle Bennett

Age 28
Kyle Bennett is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bristol Rovers.

Bennett played 117 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 2015 – 2018


On This Day   .   Zoe Kazan

Sep 082018
 

Match Report

League One

Portsmouth 1    1 Shrewsbury Town

Brett Pitman came off the bench to net a penalty and ensure Pompey’s unbeaten start to the League One campaign continued.

The first half was a largely drab affair, although the hosts did improve markedly following the interval.

It looked like a first defeat was on the cards when Greg Docherty took advantage of some sloppy defending to give Shrewsbury the lead.

But – much to the relief of the Fratton faithful – Pitman kept his cool from the spot to secure a share of the spoils.

Kenny Jackett made three changes from the side that comfortably saw off Plymouth the previous week.

With Ronan Curtis away on international duty, Andre Green was handed his league debut wide on the left.

There were also a couple of enforced switches at the back, with Christian Burgess and Nathan Thompson replacing the injured Jack Whatmough and Anton Walkes.

The Blues had got off to a flying start against Argyle, but it was flat opening 45 minutes against the struggling Shrews.

That did not look like being the case when Jamal Lowe’s shot was tipped around the post by Joel Coleman in the early stages.

But that was not a portent of what was to come, with the remainder of the half being a fairly lifeless affair.

Indeed, it was Shrewsbury who looked more likely to break the deadlock, without really being able to test Craig MacGillivray between the sticks.

Lenell John-Lewis could not connect with Shaun Whalley’s teasing delivery at the back post, while a drive from Omar Beckles was not too far off target.

And John-Lewis had another decent opportunity after Ollie Norburn had dispossessed Tom Naylor, only to fire high over the bar.

Christian Burgess had to make a timely challenge inside the box on 42 minutes to stop Josh Laurent getting a shot away.

But the visitors’ best chance came just before the break, as Anthony Grant turned neatly and fired inches past the post.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Shrewsbury Town 0


Jackett made a double switch at the start of the second half, as Green and Ben Thompson made way for David Wheeler and Ben Close.

The former won a free-kick after being fouled by Mat Sadler just after the restart, with Gareth Evans’ effort pushed clear by the diving Coleman.

It was much better from the Blues and a corner from Evans caused problems, while Wheeler was unable to beat Coleman at the keeper’s near post.

The visitors thought they should have been awarded a penalty just past the hour mark after Alex Gilliead had cut through the home defence.

He went down under Lee Brown’s challenge and cried foul, but referee Charles Breakspear was not interested.

And Brown then had an ambitious shot from 30 yards that fizzed narrowly wide, amidst anguished cries from the crowd.

They went even closer when Evans met Nathan Thompson’s cross with a firm header that Coleman just about managed to push clear.

Pompey’s final change came on 67 minutes, as the hard-working Hawkins was withdrawn for Pitman.

The hosts had looked much more of a threat since the restart, but it was the Shrews celebrating a goal on 74 minutes.

Burgess was unable to clear a cross from Whalley and Docherty – who had only come on a few seconds earlier – took advantage to lash the ball into the net.

The Blues tried to hit back and thought they should have been awarded a penalty when Pitman went down on 81 minutes.

Josh Emmanuel certainly had his hands on the striker, but Breakspear waved away the noisy appeals from players and fans alike.

The referee did point to the spot soon after, though, when Gilliead brought down Nathan Thompson in the box.

It was the linesman who flagged, although Breakspear took a while to make his mind up before awarding the penalty.

PITMAN stepped up to take it and although Coleman went the right way, the ball nestled in the bottom corner.

Five minutes of stoppage-time meant there were even hopes raised for a dramatic winner, but the Blues were unable to strike again.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson (Close 46), Naylor; Lowe, Evans (c), Green (Wheeler 46); Hawkins (Pitman 67)
Goals: Pitman 87 (pen)
Subs not used: McGee, Haunstrup, Rose, Mason

Shrewsbury (4-1-4-1): Coleman; Emmanuel, Waterfall, Sadler (c), Beckles; Grant; Whalley, Norburn, Laurent (Docherty 73), Gilliead; John-Lewis (Amadi-Holloway 67)
Goals: Docherty 74
Subs not used: Gregory, Sears, Haynes, Colkett, Okenabirhie

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Attendance: 17,634 (281 away fans)

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC

Sep 082018
 

Doctor Strange

2016

  



Plot

Marvel's "Doctor Strange" follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City's Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Summary

The trailers did nothing for me and would not have watched this if it hadn't been part of the Marvel build up to Infinity War. Actually it was better than I expected.


IMDb 7.5x.x

FilmIMDb

Sep 082018
 

On This Day

08 September 2018


Births



1970

Robbie Pethick

Age 48
Robert John Pethick is an English retired football defender.

Pethick played 218 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1993 – 1998
1971

Martin Freeman

Age 47
Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo.
1979

Miles Jupp

Age 39
Miles Hugh Barrett Jupp is an English comedian and actor. Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, he first became known on British television as the inventor Archie in the children's television series Balamory. His profile rose in Britain, after a spate of appearances on comedy panel shows, and his roles as John Duggan in The Thick of It and Nigel in the sitcom Rev.


On This Day

Sep 072018
 

On This Day

07 September 2018


Births



1973

Shannon Elizabeth

Age 45
Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth has appeared in comedy films such as American PieScary Movie and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She has also appeared in horror films such as Jack FrostThirteen GhostsCursed, and Night of the Demons. She was described as a sex symbol for her role in the 1999 comedy film American Pie. She also had a cameo in the film Love Actually and in Catch a Christmas Star in which she sings for the first time on camera.
1976

Garry Brady

Age 42
Garry Brady is a Scottish former footballer.

Brady played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2002
1997

Calvin Davies

Age 21
Calvin Jack Davies is an English professional footballer who plays for Bognor Regis Town after starting his career at Portsmouth, he plays as a right back.

Davies played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015
2002

Sophia Lucia

Age 16

   
Sophia Lucia is a dancer and actress known to reality TV fans for her role on the Lifetime series Dance Moms.


On This Day   .   Sophia Lucia

Sep 062018
 

Black Panther

2018

  



Plot

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war

Summary

I put off watching this mainly because of all the politics involved about the ethnicity of it's cast. It's a very good film just not up to the hype


IMDb 7.4x.x

FilmIMDb

Sep 062018
 

On This Day

06 September 2018


Births



1956

Malcolm Waldron

Age 62
Malcolm Waldron is a former footballer who played for various clubs, including Southampton and Portsmouth. He played as a Centre back during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Waldron played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1984 – 1985
1971

Dolores O'Riordan

(Died: 15 Jan 2018)

Aged 46
Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She led the rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003; they reunited in 2009.
1974

Sarah Strange

Age 44
Sarah Strange is a Canadian actress, known for her work in a variety of American and Canadian television and film projects, most notably as Helen in the Canadian drama Da Vinci's Inquest and as the voice actor for Ranma Saotome.


On This Day   .   Dolores O’Riordan Obituary

Sep 052018
 

On This Day

05 September 2018


Births


1929

Bob Newhart

Age 89
George Robert Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor, noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart; it remains the 20th-best selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back!, was also a success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.
1962

Chris Morris

Age 57
Christopher J Morris is an English comedian, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his black humour, surrealism, and controversial subject matter, and has been hailed for his "uncompromising, moralistic drive" by the British Film Institute.


On This Day

Sep 042018
 

Match Report

Checkatrade Trophy


Portsmouth 4    0 Gillingham

Pompey eased to victory over Gillingham in their opening Checkatrade Trophy group match at Fratton Park.

A largely uneventful first half came to life right at the end, with Matt Clarke and Ben Close finding the net in quick succession.

Brett Pitman then hammered home a penalty after the interval to erase any hopes of a Gills comeback.

And a comfortable evening was wrapped up right at the end when David Wheeler opened his Blues account.

Kenny Jackett made 10 changes from the side that comfortably saw off Plymouth in the league at the weekend.

Clarke was the only player to keep his spot, with loan sign Andre Green handed his debut in an attacking role.

Pitman reclaimed the captain’s armband up front, while fellow striker Joe Mason had to be content with a place among the substitutes.

The crowd were packed into the South Stand, but there was not too much to keep them entertained for the majority of the first half.

Pitman thundered a 30-yard free-kick against the crossbar after Wheeler had been fouled by Aaron Simpson.

But that was not typical of a listless opening period that only exploded into life just before the interval.

Neither keeper had much to deal with, although Luke McGee made a regulation save to deny Navid Nasseri.

Pompey finally moved through the gears on 41 minutes when Adam May slipped a fine pass down the line for Wheeler.

His low centre was intended for Pitman, who would have been left with a simple finish had Alex Lacey not cut the ball out.

But the deadlock was broken from the resulting corner, as CLARKE was left untroubled to convert May’s delivery.

And the celebrations from the home supporters had barely died down before the Blues doubled their advantage.

Nathan Thompson crossed from the right and although CLOSE’s first time effort lacked power, it was neatly placed into the bottom corner.

It might have been even better in stoppage-time, but a long-range effort from May flashed past the post.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Gillinghamn 0


There were only a few minutes on the clock when the hosts had a great chance to extend their lead further.

Wheeler whipped in a teasing cross from the right that would normally have been gobbled up by Pitman, but he fired uncharacteristically wide from a few yards out.

Pompey’s skipper made up for that, however, by opening his account for the season from the penalty spot on 55 minutes.

Alan Young pointed to the spot when Green went down under Aaron Simpson’s challenge, with PITMAN on hand to slam home from 12 yards.

Gills keeper Tom Hadler then came tearing from his line to stop Wheeler reaching Green’s threaded pass.

Mason was introduced for his Blues bow just past the hour mark, with May the man to make way for the on-loan Wolves striker.

The tempo of the contest unsurprisingly dropped with the lead so commanding and the chances started to dry up again.

Wheeler came close to adding a fourth goal after bundling his way into the box, but Hadler came to the rescue with a decent stop.

And that is exactly what he did at the death, with WHEELER on hand to net from close range after Mason’s blocked shot had fallen into his path.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; N.Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; Close, Rose; Wheeler, May (Mason 62), Green; Pitman (c)
Goals: Clarke 41, Close 43, Pitman 55 (pen), Wheeler 90
Booked: Burgess
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Brown, Naylor, B.Thompson, Evans, Lowe

Gillingham (4-1-2-1-2): Hadler; O’Neill (c), Lacey (Scarlett 80), Ogilvie, Simpson (Nash 65); Oldaker; Rees (Chapman 62), Stevenson; Nasseri; Wilkinson, List
Booked: Nasseri
Subs not used: Holy, O’Mara, Woods, Mbo

Referee: Alan Young

Attendance: 2,011 (69 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Sep 042018
 

On This Day

04 September 2018


Births



1966

John Beresford

Age 52
John Beresford is an English former football player who played as a defender, who is currently a pundit for ESPN.

Beresford played 132 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1989 – 1992
1982

Sarah Solemani

Age 36
Sarah Solemani is an English actress, writer and activist, best known for starring in the BAFTA winning sitcom Him & Her , playing Renee Zellweger's best friend 'Miranda' in Working Title's Bridget Jones's Baby, for which she was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Actress Award, and for her role as Rosie Gulliver in Bad Education.
1996

Victoria Moroles

Age 22
Victoria Moroles is an American actress. She plays Andie on the Disney Channel show Liv and Maddie. She has also played Hayden Romero on MTV's Teen Wolf in seasons 5 and 6 (2015–2017).
1998

Elizabeth Elias

Age 20
Elizabeth Elias is an actress and recording artist who became known for her role as Mia on the Nickelodeon series Every Witch Way. In 2016, she was featured on Flo Rida's song called "At Night" with Akon.
2001

Talitha Bateman

Age 17
Talitha Eliana Bateman is an American actress. Bateman first appeared as a child actress on a 2013 episode of the television series The Middle, and has since played the lead role in the 2015 independent film So B. It and the 2017 horror film Annabelle: Creation.


On This Day

Sep 032018
 

On This Day

03 September 2018


Births



1974

Clare Kramer

Age 44
Clare Elizabeth Kramer is an American actress best known for her starring role of Glory on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for her role as Courtney in Bring It On. She is a co-founder of GeekNation and hosts the podcast Take Five with Clare Kramer.
1978

John Curtis

Age 40
John Charles Keyworth Curtis is an English former professional footballer. He was a versatile defender who could play anywhere along the back four or as a defensive midfielder.

Curtis played 7 times for Portsmouth in 2004
1981

Fearne Cotton

Age 37
Fearne Wood, known professionally by her maiden name Cotton, is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting a number of popular television programmes such as Top of the Pops and the Red Nose Day telethons.
2000

Ashley Boettcher

Age 18

 
Ashley Boettcher is an American teen actress. Boettcher has acted since the age of five and is best known for her role as Mel Fuller in the Amazon Studios Original Series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street.


On This Day   .   Ashley Boettcher