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2010 Emmy Winners

Posted in Array with tags , , , , on August 30, 2010 by Geek Tv

By The Associated Press The Associated Press – Sun Aug 29, 11:04 pm ET

Partial list of winners at Sunday’s 62nd Annual Prime-time Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

• Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.

• Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.

• Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

• Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer,” TNT.

• Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.

• Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime.

• Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC.

• Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife,” CBS.

• Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC.

• Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, “Glee,” Fox.

• Miniseries: “The Pacific,” HBO.

• Made-for-TV Movie: “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

• Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.

• Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

• Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

• Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

• Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, “Glee,” Fox.

• Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, “Dexter,” Showtime.

• Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, “Temple Grandin,” HBO.

• Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, “Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony,” NBC.

• Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central.

• Reality Competition Program: “Top Chef,” Bravo.

• Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family,” ABC.

• Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, “Mad Men,” AMC.

• Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, “You Don’t Know Jack,” HBO.

• Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: 63rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS.

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For a complete list of winners: http://www.emmys.tv/

Comic-Con Day One: From Cera to Stallone

Posted in Anime, Array, Comics, Geek Films, Geek literature, Geekery on July 9, 2010 by Geek Tv

Comic-Con 2010 begins on Thursday, July 22, and the first day’s presentations were announced this morning. It’s an epic day of celebrity epicness, and it’s just under two weeks away.

Taking a look at the movie announcements, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World seems to have one-upped the first-day competition. Mere weeks after the movie’s ace international trailer blew away the summer movie competition like so many evil ex-boyfriends, Universal and the Pilgrim team have a personalized gift in store for fans: customized t-shirts by Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Anna Kendrick, and director Edgar Wright will be created “somewhere in the Gaslamp district” for those of us who love to swarm around celebrities. Of course, the movie will have a standard presentation in Hall H the same day. It’s a cute move, even if it sounds like a craft moment brought to us by Paper Heart. »

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Say NO to plastic bags! Please read and forward!

Posted in Array with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2010 by Geek Tv

This is a different kind of post. I am in no way an eco-geek. I am not an activist and I wouldn’t release lab monkeys (with fear of starting up a zombocalypse :P) but PLEASE read this.

Approximately 500 billion up to a trillion plastic bags are consumed every year all around the world. Less than 1% is recycled because it costs more to recycle a bag than to produce a new one. It costs $4,000 to recycle a ton of plastic bags which then can be sold for $32.
According to a 1975 research, ships dispose 8 million livres of plastic every year IN THE OCEAN. Imagine where the number must be now. Plastic bags have been spotted floating even north of the Arctic cycle and south of Falkland Islands and they are 10% of the trash that is washed up on American coastlines. They dissolve with light and break up to smaller and more toxic polymers which then of course pollute the ground and the water. Birds get tangled in them. Over 200 different species of sea creatures confuse them with jelly fish and eat them, resulting in their death.

There is a way to help the situation and it is very simple. If you use a tote bag for your shopping, you save 6 plastic bags per week. This is 24 bags in a month, 288 bags in a year. Approximately 22,176 bags in all of our life!

I am working as a cashier and I can see that people are addicted to plastic bags. They always take more than they need and then of course probably use them for their trash. They even pick a bag for something tiny that fits in their pocket, because that’s what we learned to do. And because plastic bags are free! Check it out the next time you go to the supermarket. If they charge for bags then the plastic ones cost around 0,02 euros while the paper ones cost around 0,40. If 1 in 5 people would refuse to use plastic bags then we could avoid using 1,330,560,000,000 during our lifetime.

Plastic bags are banned (or about to be banned) in Rwanda, Israel, Canada, Bangladesh, West India, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, West Africa, Taiwan and Singapore. China has banned them from being given for free. Ireland was the first European country that started taxing plastic bags since 2002. In 8 years they managed to use 90% less plastic bags. San francisco was the first US city to ban plastic bags in 2007 and Boston is also considering banning.

Plastic Bags are made from polyethylene, a kind of plastic made of oil. Less plastic = depending less on oil. China saves 37 million barrels of oil every year just because of the bag banning.

String bags (available from http://www.naturalcollection.com  ) are very useful as they take up no space when empty but expand to tardis-like proportions when full.

Tote bags are also widely available now and you can even get them with a stamp you like on sites like Zazzle.co.uk (like http://www.zazzle.co.uk/tardis_bag-149998996179771592?gl=cassandrart)

There’s not even need to buy another bag if you’re a woman. I don’t know about you but my handbags usually are big enough to fit 2-3 books or around 10 cds. I NEVER take a bag when shopping if it fits in my bag. Do the same!

Links of interest:

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Spartacus: Andy Whitfield has been given a clean bill of health

Posted in Array with tags , , on June 10, 2010 by Geek Tv

Spartacus star Andy Whitfield has been given a clean bill of health and is already training for his return to the set of the Starz drama series. “I’m raring to go,” Whitfiled said in a phone interview from New Zealand. Fans will be able to meet the actor at next month’s Comic Con where Whitfield will make an appearance along with other actors and producers from Starz’s breakout series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

Welsh-born Whitfield was diagnosed with treatable Stage 1 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early March during a routine checkup just as the show was about to start shooting Season 2. He began treatment immediately while production was put on hold. About five weeks ago, tests revealed that Whitfield was clear of cancer and three weeks ago, he completed his treatment. Whitfield, who thanked Starz executives for sticking with him and supporting him through his ordeal, has already started his own training for what is a very physically demanding role and will start vigorous boot camp training at the end of July.

While Whitfield was undergoing treatment, Starz announced a six-episode Spartacus prequel focused on two other characters from the series, played by Lucy Lawless and John Hannah. Whitfield will appear in two of the episodes and is expected to get in front of the camera sometime in October, giving him plenty of time to get in shape. (He notes that for the first season, he only had a month to prepare.) Upon wrapping the prequel, the cast and crew are expected to segue directly into filming Season 2 of the original series.

Whitfield shaved his head after starting to lose his hair during chemo but it is already growing back and he will have his trademark Spartacus hairdo shortly.

For 35-year-old Whitfield, the news of his cancer diagnosis came out of the blue just as the first season of Spartacus was breaking ratings records for Starz week after week and production on Season 2 was about to begin.

“After the initial shock – I was a healthy young man and had no idea that this could happen — it was frustrating that the first season was ending on such a high note and we could’ve been rolling into season 2.” But after that initial shock came “time to heal, figure things out and spend time with my family,” he said. And the experience has thought him some important lessons, like: “Stay in the now and enjoy every moment.”

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Posted in Array, Geekery, Merchandise/Gadgets with tags , , on May 22, 2010 by Geek Tv

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Tenth Season the Final one for Smallville

Posted in Array with tags , , , , on May 20, 2010 by Geek Tv

It has been confirmed that the next season of Smallville will be its last. The final episode of the superhero drama, which stars Tom Welling in the lead role, will air in May 2011 at the conclusion of its tenth season. The CW had been planning to announce the news at its upfront presentation tomorrow (Thursday), but Welling broke the news prematurely, telling the Hollywood Life blog: “Season 10 of Smallville will be the last season.”

Comic creator sues over ‘Heroes’ plot

Posted in Array with tags , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Geek Tv

Comic creator Jason Barnes has filed a $60m (£41m) lawsuit against NBC and Tim Kring’s Tailwind Productions over a Heroes storyline. Barnes – also known as Jazan Wild – claims that the travelling carnival that appeared in the final season of the show is virtually identical to the one depicted in his book Jazan Wild’s Carnival Of Souls.

“The settings and the storylines are virtually the same,” the complaint reads. “The main character in both stories leads a carnival of lost souls and outcasts. This dark character seeks to make his carnival more powerful by recruiting new members with special abilities.

“The appearance of some of the characters is also virtually identical to those in the plaintiff’s books… Even the dialogue is similar. Indeed, some of the scenes in Heroes appear as if the plaintiff’s books were used as storyboards by the defendants.”

Barnes wishes to prevent NBC from rebroadcasting the drama and is seeking punitive damages for copyright infringement, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, unfair competition and unjust enrichment, as well as compensation.

Heroes has previously been criticised for borrowing elements from comics such as The Uncanny X-Men and Watchmen.

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