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Dec 082017
 

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1983 – Valery Mezague

Valery Mezague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.

A French-born player, Mézague represented Cameroon at international level. His most notable moment with the Lions Indomptables was at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he became the starter central midfielder in the lost final against host France, after replacing the late Marc-Vivien Foé during the victorious semifinal versus Colombia.

In 2003, he was involved in a serious car crash which ruled him out of the game for four months. Despite this he fought back to reclaim his form and his performances attracted the attention of Harry Redknapp, with Mézague joining Portsmouth F.C. on loan for the 2004/05 season. However, he failed to make any sort of substantial impression and returned to France in June 2005, where he followed his former manager at Portsmouth Alain Perrin to FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.

He was found dead in his apartment on 15 November 2014 due to a cardiac arrest caused by a heart disease.

Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005

Died: 15 November 2014

Aged 30


1993 – AnnaSophia Robb

    

AnnaSophia Robb is an American actress and model. The films in which she starred include Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Way, Way Back (2013). She also played the lead role of Carrie Bradshaw on The CW’s series The Carrie Diaries from 2013 to 2014.

Age 24


On This Day   .   AnnaSophia Robb

Dec 072017
 

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1947 – Wendy Padbury

Wendy Padbury is a British actress who appeared in a number of popular television series, and is best remembered as Zoe Heriot, a companion to Patrick Troughton’s Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1968 to 1969.

Age 70


1978 – Shiri Appleby

Shiri Freda Appleby is an American actress. She is known for her leading role as Liz Parker in the television series Roswell. Her film credits include A Time for Dancing (2002), where she played a main role as Sam Russel; Swimfan (2002); Havoc (2005) with Anne Hathaway; and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007) with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

In 2008, Appleby joined the cast of the final season of ER, playing an intern named Daria Wade, before starring as Cate Cassidy in the CW drama Life Unexpected that ran for two seasons. In the summer of 2012, she starred as Lucy in the web comedy series Dating Rules from My Future Self. She had recurring roles on both the NBC drama series Chicago Fire and the HBO comedy-drama series Girls. Appleby currently stars in the Lifetime dramedy series Unreal.

Age 39


1988 – Emily Browning

Emily Jane Browning is an Australian actress and singer.

Browning made her film debut in the Australian television film The Echo of Thunder; subsequently, she played recurring roles in the Australian television shows Blue Heelers and Something in the Air. Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, which introduced her to a wider audience. In 2005, Browning won the Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Violet Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).

Browning is also known for her roles in the horror film The Uninvited (2009), the action film Sucker Punch (2011), and the independent drama Sleeping Beauty (2011). She was named the Breakthrough Performer of The Year by Hamptons International Film Festival in 2011 for her role in Sleeping Beauty. Her other films include The Host (2013), Pompeii (2014) and Legend (2015). She is currently starring as Laura Moon on American Gods.

Age 29


On This Day 

Dec 062017
 

We Bought A Zoo

2011

    



PLOT SUMMARY

Benjamin has lost his wife. In a bid to start his life over, he purchases a large house that has a zoo. This is welcome news for his daughter, but his son is not happy about it. The zoo is in need of renovation and Benjamin sets about the work with the head keeper, Kelly, and the rest of the zoo staff. But, the zoo soon runs into financial trouble. The staff must get the zoo back to its former glory, pass a zoo inspection, and get it back open to the public.


REVIEW

A brilliant feel good movie based on the true story of Benjamin Mee.




7.1

IMDb   .   Elle Fanning

Dec 062017
 

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1969 – Torri Higginson

Sarah Victoria “Torri” Higginson is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, The English Patient, Bliss, and Stargate Atlantis. She is also a theater actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

Age 48


1975 – Noel Clarke

Noel Anthony Clarke is an English actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who. Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequels, Adulthood and Brotherhood’, which earned £1,209,319 during the opening weekend of its release. Clarke studied Media at the University of North London before going on to take acting classes at London’s Actors Centre. Clarke won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 and was awarded a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2009.

Age 42


1977 – Shaun Derry

Shaun Peter Derry is an English former professional footballer who is the manager of League Two club Cambridge United. He previously managed Notts County, and played for Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers among other clubs. Derry was known for his hard-tackling and aggressive midfield style, and was primarily a defensive midfielder but could also play at right-back.

Derry played 55 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2000 – 2002

Age 40


1980 – Steve Lovell

Stephen William Henry Lovell is an English former footballer who played as a striker. Lovell played the majority of his career in the Scottish Premier League, representing Dundee, Aberdeen and Falkirk, but also played in England for AFC Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Exeter City, Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers.

Lovell played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1999 – 2002

Age 37


1996 – Stefanie Scott

    

Stefanie Noelle Scott is an American actress and singer. Scott is best known for her roles as Quinn Brenner in the film Insidious: Chapter 3, Dana Tressler in the film Flipped, for which she won a 2011 Young Artist Award, and Lexi Reed on Disney Channel’s A.N.T. Farm.

Age 21


1997 – Adam May

Adam May is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.

Age 20


On This Day   .   Stefanie Scott

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


On This Day   .   Amy Acker

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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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


On This Day   .   Ronnie Corbett Obituary

Dec 032017
 

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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


Deaths



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


On This Day   .   Amanda Seyfried

Dec 022017
 

Cristine Prosperi

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Cristine Prosperi (born. 07 April 1993) 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
 

Match Report

Checkatrade Trophy


 

Portsmouth    2

 


 

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)


Portsmouth FC

Dec 022017
 

Selena Gomez

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Gallery update


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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