Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

May 092018
 

News

Taylor Swift

Swift kicked off the first night of her hotly awaited Reputation tour last night at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in front of 60,000 fans, and for the most part she went epic, with giant inflatable cobras, pyro, multiple stages and hordes of dancers. As always, she leaned hard into the new material, doing almost everything on the new Reputation (the one she left out was “So It Goes”), yet with her own uniquely intimate touch.

This might be her most astounding tour yet – even when she’s aiming for maximum stadium-rock razzle-dazzle bombast, she gives it all the vibe of a mass communion. She didn’t reach deep into her back catalog, beyond a few earth-shaking surprises like “Long Live” or her solo-acoustic revival of “All Too Well.” Even when she goes back to the oldies, she sticks to her fanatical commitment to making them new.

No pop star goes to such absurd extremes to avoid repeating herself, even when repeating herself would be more than good enough. The girl just likes a challenge, even if that means she wants to stand under a surreal inflatable snake to sing her heartfelt confessions about autumn leaves and maple lattes.


Music 

May 092018
 

On This Day


Births



1946

Candice Bergen

Age 72
Candice Patricia Bergen is an American actress and former fashion model. She won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her ten seasons as the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown (1988–98). She is also known for her role as Shirley Schmidt on the ABC drama Boston Legal (2005–08). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Starting Over (1979), and for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Gandhi (1982).
1962

Dave Gahan

Age 56
David Gahan (born David Callcott) is an English singer-songwriter, best known as the baritone lead singer of the electronic band Depeche Mode since their debut in 1980. He is also a successful solo artist, releasing albums in 2003 (Paper Monsters) and 2007 (Hourglass).
1969

Hudson Leick

Age 49
Heidi Hudson Leick is an American actress, known for her role as villainess Callisto in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is a certified Yoga instructor and intuitive counsellor at the Healing Heart Yoga Center.
1996

Mary Mouser

Age 22
Mary Matilyn Mouser is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lacey Fleming on the ABC series Body of Proof. She took over the role of Karen Grant, Fitz & Mellie's daughter on Scandal in Season 4.
2002

Cree Cicchino

Age 16

Cree Cicchino is a very young but famous actress who has made her name due to the role of Babe Carano in “Game Shakers,” the comedy series which airs on the Nickelodeon channel.


On This Day

May 082018
 

The Equalizer

2014

  



PLOT SUMMARY

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.


REVIEW

Well it's certainly not Edward Woodward, this Equalizer is far more action hero. Not a bad updating of the story and certainly worth watching if only for Chloe Moretz being dressed to please.




7.2

IMDb   .   Chloe Moretz

May 082018
 

On This Day


Births



1913

Sid James

(Died: 26 Apr 1976)

Aged 62
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen) was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor. Appearing in British films from 1947, his profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, first in the radio series and later when it was adapted for television. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series, with the top billing role in 17 (in the other two he was cast below Frankie Howerd). Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House until his death in 1976.
1944

Gary Glitter

Age 74
Paul Francis Gaddknown by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s. He was known for his extreme glam image of glitter suits, make-up and platform boots, and his energetic live performances. He sold over 20 million records, spent 168 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and had 21 hit singles placing him in the Top 100 UK most successful chart acts.
1978

Josie Maran

Age 40
Josie Maran (born Johanna Selhorst Maran) is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur.
1981

Stephen Amell

Age 37
Stephen Adam Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow on The CW superhero series Arrow and its spin-offs.
1982

Christina Cole

Age 36
Christina Cole is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.
1983

Elyes Gabel

Age 35
Elyes Cherif Gabel is an English actor. Among his most notable roles, he has portrayed Dr. Gupreet "Guppy" Sandhu in the BBC medical drama Casualty, Dothraki Rakharo in Seasons 1 and 2 of the HBO series Game of Thrones, and P.E. teacher Rob Cleaver in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. He appeared in the ITV drama Identity and portrayed Detective Adam Lucas in Season 3 of Body of Proof. He is currently starring in the CBS series Scorpion as computer genius Walter O'Brien.
1992

Ana Mulvoy-Ten

Age 26

  
Ana Maria Mulvoy-Ten is an English-born Spanish actress. She is known for playing the character of Amber Millington on the British boarding school drama House of Anubis.


On This Day   .   Ana Mulvoy-Ten

May 072018
 

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

2015

    



PLOT SUMMARY

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia.


REVIEW

Heartbreaking film that lies to you very early on to make the ending even more traumatic. Not quite the sentimental romance you may expect at the beginning but more about friendship. Olivia Cooke is wonderful.




7.8

IMDb

May 072018
 

On This Day


Births



1908

Valentine Dyall

(Died: 24 Jun 1985)

Aged 77
Valentine Dyall was an English character actor. His distinctive voice made him especially popular as a voice actor and he was known for many years as "The Man in Black", the narrator of the BBC Radio horror series Appointment with Fear.
1974

Brekin Meyer

Age 44
Breckin Erin Meyer is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and drummer known for roles in films such as CluelessRoad TripRat Race and the Garfield film series.
1983

Brian Murphy

Age 35
Brian Murphy is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cardiff City.

Murphy played 25 times for Portsmouth between 2015 – 2016


Deaths



2013

Ray Harryhausen

(Born: 29 Jun 1920)

Died Aged 92
Raymond Frederick Harryhausen was an American-British artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation".

His most memorable works include: working with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien on the animation for Mighty Joe Young (1949), his first color film, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(1958); and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which featured a famous sword fight with seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans (1981), after which he retired.


On This Day

May 062018
 

Audrey Whitby


    


Audrey Whitby (born April 10, 1996) is an American actress. She is known for her many appearances on AwesomenessTV, and for her recurring roles as Audrey Vale on the Disney Channel Sonny with a Chance sketch comedy spinoff series So Random!  and as Cherry on the Nickelodeon television comedy series The Thundermans.


Home

Galleries

001   .   002


Celebrity Pictures   .   Audrey Whitby

May 062018
 

On This Day


Births



1947

Alan Dale

Age 71
Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of professions, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played from 1985 until 1993. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received.
1970

Kavan Smith

Age 48
Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor known for playing Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400, and as Leland Coulter in When Calls the Heart.


On This Day

May 052018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Portsmouth    2

 


 

Peterborough United    0

 


Brett Pitman bagged a brace as Pompey secured a comfortable victory over Peterborough to finish eighth in League One.

They both arrived in an electric spell of first half football that belied the game’s status as an end of season dead rubber.

The prolific striker also missed a great chance to claim his first Blues hat-trick, while the fare on offer after the interval was significantly more forgettable.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side beaten at Bury the previous week.

The most notable incoming was Alex Bass, with the academy graduate handed his league debut between the sticks.

There were also starts for Brandon Haunstrup, Gareth Evans and Kal Naismith, with Luke McGee, Dion Donohue, Connor Ronan and Oli Hawkins all dropping to the bench.

Matt Clarke had plenty of reason to celebrate before kick-off, as he picked up The News/Sports Mail Player of the Season award – one of a host of trophies dished out.

And he was up for a Gareth Evans corner on 13 minutes, only for PITMAN to get there first and head Pompey into the lead.

It was a quiet evening for Bass in the south coast sunshine, although he did well to come from his line and dive at the feet of Idris Kanu.

Most of the action was taking place at the other end of the pitch, however, and it came as no surprise when the advantage was doubled on 25 minutes.

An angled drive from Jamal Lowe may well have been heading for net anyway, but PITMAN made sure by tapping the ball into the net from a yard out.

He really should have completed his treble before the break following some fine attacking play from Clarke.

The defender charged forward from the back and accepted a return pass from Haunstrup before back-heeling the ball into the path of Pitman, who blazed over from close range.

And the skipper went close again late in the half, with Jonathan Bond at full stretch to push clear his swerving strike.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Peterborough United 0


If the first half made you long for the season to continue, then the second would have had you booking your summer holiday.

There were certainly no notable opportunities to speak of in a period of football that was played at a pedestrian pace.

Evans dragged a long-range shot at one end, while Bass made a comfortable save at the other when Clarke’s block took the sting from Danny Lloyd’s effort.

Fratton Park was briefly livened when Lowe went down in the box, but referee John Busby waved away his appeals.

There were also a couple more half-chances for Pitman, but nothing that ever looked like increasing his impressive tally.

Matty Kennedy replaced Naismith for the closing stages, with the outgoing players receiving warm applause as he vacated the pitch.

The game then continued to meander towards its conclusion, as players and fans alike seemed happy to bask in the sunshine.

The whistle then blew to signal the end of Pompey’s first season back in the third tier and a final position they can certainly be satisfied with.

Pompey (4-1-4-1): Bass; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; O’Keefe; Lowe, Evans, Close, Naismith (Kennedy 77); Pitman (c)
Goals: Pitman 13, 25
Booked: Thompson
Subs not used: McGee, Donohue, May, Ronan, Chaplin, Hawkins

Peterborough (4-4-1-1): Bond; Shephard, Baldwin (c), Taylor, Hughes; Maddison, Da Silva Lopes, Grant, Edwards; Cooper (Lloyd 46); Kanu (Ward 46)
Subs not used: Tyler, Anderson, Doughty, Forrester, Marriott

Referee: John Busby

Attendance: 18,118 (598 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

May 052018
 

Shailene Woodley


___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

If this isn't the country we want to live in, we must organize against barbaric, government-sanctioned trauma wherever we see it. https://t.co/q9XH9hxr8A

We all need to be in the fight to:
✓ Reunite thousands of children with their parents NOW
✓ Stop future separation and jailing of families
✓ Hold the Trump administration accountable for the crisis it created
#FamiliesBelongTogether

Here's how:
https://t.co/MZVcIUjArB

Congratulations to @fijirugby who have won the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2018, after beating Georgia 37-15 to finish top of the standings

This July 21st, March and Lobby in Washington DC with @ThisIsZeroHour youth activists, because #ThisIsZeroHour to act on climate change ⏰🌎— there is no more time left to wait, and countless of lives are already being lost to the effects.

she got WAY too invested. @IsidoraGore https://t.co/uU1BpIAyqx

Load More...


Shailene Woodley

May 052018
 

Dakota Blue Richards


    


Dakota Blue Richards (born 11 April 1994) is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. She was cast as the lead of two other films: Dustbin Baby, as wayward teenager April, and The Secret of Moonacre, as Maria, the latter of which was released February 2009. She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins.


Home

Galleries

001   .   002


Celebrity Pictures   .   Dakota Blue Richards

May 052018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

Lance Henriksen

Age 78
Lance James Henriksen is an American actor and artist, best known for his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop in the Alien film franchise, and Frank Black in Fox television series MillenniumHenriksen is also notable for his voice acting, having voiced Kerchak the gorilla in the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan and Fleet Admiral Steven Hackett in BioWare's Mass Effect video game trilogy.
1942

Marc Alaimo

Age 76
Marc Alaimo (born Michael Joseph Alaimo) is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
1943

Michael Palin

Age 75
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS  is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel documentaries.

Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd ShowThe Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".
1944

Johnn Rhys Davies

Age 74
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.
1957

Richard E. Gant

Age 61
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved recognition as John Seward in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. He played Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan and Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
1979

Vincent Karthheiser

Age 39
Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Connor on the The WB television series Angel and as Pete Campbell on the AMC television series Mad Men, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the cast (winning two).


On This Day