Hi. Today is my birthday. I was born in 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales. You can see me soon in "No Reservations", and I am working on "Death Defying Acts" currently.
But hey, enough about me. I am here to let you know that Jonathan is taking a week off as he prepares to go worldwide with his radio shows, "The Lopsided World Of L" on Saturday morning September 30, and his Sunday night edition on October 1st. The shows are live and that Sunday night he has Frank Black of The Pixies in the radio studio live to begin the show. Should be fun.
Go back to his home page to view the details at the top of the page.
Michael dear, hold on, I will bring you your glass of warm milk in a few...ok?
As I was saying. Jonathan will be fooling around with this website during the week so come back and check in. He also has a "Q of THE WEEK" for you, and he will be putting up your answers beginning October 2nd.
MICHAEL, GET YOUR OWN ROBE AND SLIPPERS DAMMIT!!!!
Okayyyy, here is Jonathan's Q:
NOW THAT YOU CAN FINALLY HEAR HIS RADIO SHOWS ALL OVER THE WORLD� WILL YOU TRY AND LISTEN OFTEN?
AND, IF SO; ANY REQUESTS? PLEASE LOOK AT HIS PLAYLISTS FIRST, SO YOU HAVE AN IDEA WHAT KIND OF MUSIC HE PLAYS.
*NOTE: ON THE HOME PAGE OF HIS WEBSITE AT TOP IS INSTRUCTIONS WHERE TO GO TO LISTEN AND A WORLD CLOCK TO DETERMINE WHAT TIME YOU CAN LISTEN IN YOUR COUNTRY OR STATE. (did I already say that...ha ha...oh well)
So there you go, oh...did I tell you about the latest T-Mobile...oh forget it. You can see the TV commercials all the time anyway. Ha ha.
September 24 Rosamund Kwan Wonderful Chinese actress was born in 1962 in Hong Kong. Birth name is Guan Ga Wei. Kwan is best known for co-starring with Jet Li in the "Once Upon A Time In China" series (starting with Wong Fei-hung (1991) and in Swordsman II (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi dong fang bu bai (1991) ). She also starred in popular films with Jackie Chan in "Operation Condor 2: The Armour of Gods" ( Longxiong hudi (1986) and in "Project A II" ( 'A' gai waak juk jaap (1987). She has been in almost 60 films.
Birthday's today: Gordon Clapp, Lou Dobbs, Gene Hunt, Kevin Sorbo, Catherine Burns, Megan Ward, Terry Metcalf, Bernadette Hingley, Rafael Palmeiro, "Mean" Joe Greene, Jacqueline Courtney, Paul Michael Valley, Anthony Newley, Bernard Gilkey, John Mackey, Linda Eastman McCartney (R.I.P.), Phil Hartman (R.I.P.), Jim Henson (R.I.P.) September 23 Ani DiFranco You could say this very independent person is like the more folksey version of Joan Jett. She owns own label also. The singer/songwriter was born in 1970 in Buffalo, New York. Angela Marie Difranco began Righteous Babe Re- cords in the beginning of the 1990s and has released almost a plethora of albums. While most are her own, she has also collaborated with Utah Phillips on two albums. Ani is committed to her independency and the her art. Is a committed feminist, and did not her take husband's name in marriage. Ranked #90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll. Bought a church in downtown Buffalo to make as a recording studio. Released her 14th album of all-original ma- terial on January 25, 2005. The CD contains 12 songs and is titled "Knuckle Down." Expecting a baby, due in February 2007, with record producer Mike Napolitano.
Birthday's today: Danielle Dax, Patti Weaver, Elizabeth Pena, Eric Montross, Mary Kay Place, Jenna Stern, Sukie Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Lisa Axelrod, Mickey Rooney, Jason Alexander, John Rocca, Jeff Cirillo, Brad Armstrong, Don Grolnick, Pete Harnisch, Matt Hardy, Romy Schneider, Paul Petersen, John Coltrane (R.I.P.), Roy Buchanan (R.I.P.), Ray Charles (R.I.P.)
September 22 Joan Jett I chose to run this photo of my dear friend, not because it was from the blonde hair era, I just love it when Joan smiles. It lights up any room. It's a great photograph. One of the legends of Rock & Roll was born today in 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joan rose to fame in the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of "I Love Rock and Roll" was a num- ber one hit in 1982; "Crimson and Clover" was another hit for her. Joan has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show". She started her own record label, "Blackheart Records", because no one else would sign them. Though there have been several attempts to reunite Joan's old band, the Runaways, Jett has stated that they always fall apart because former bandmate, Lita Ford, walks out on the rehearsals. Ford is usually the instigator of the reunions. Ranked #32 on VH1's 100 Great- est Women of Rock N Roll. Should be ranked higher. Her single, "I Love Rock And Roll" went to #1 on the Billboard charts in 1982. Birth name Joan Marie Larkin. After her parents divorced she changed her last name to Jett, her mo- ther's maiden name. Has apperaed on TV and in movies. Her songs have been in over films. Joan now lives on Long Island and is still out on the road constanly performing. The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland will commit a crime if Joan is not inducted sooner than later. Her latest album "Sinner" is a must buy!
Birthday's today: Catherine Oxenberg, Mandy Chiang, John Woo, Shari Belafonte, David Coverdale (Whitesnake), Debby Boone, Toni Basil, David Wohl, Bonnie Hunt, Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde), King Sunny Ade, Anna Karina, David Stern, Prinsesse Martha Louise of Norway, Nick Cave (Bad Seeds), Johnny Valentine, Paul Le Matt, Neil Cavuto, Scott Baio, Mike Methany, Tommy Lasorda, Lute Olson Q of THE WEEK: Ends today (scroll down to Monday)
LAMIA SAYS: This is my baby who's gone last June...due to a cancer (;T_T;) I got her only two weeks of her birth, in June 1996. Me and Fab gave her milk with nursing bottle. She grew up listening to our songs and always being with us when we were playing in house. Now she is not with us but I'm sure that she is always listening to us playing hard !!!
JERICHO SAYS: I had a cat til I had to move named Arsenal. She was awesome.
Song, I would have to say "She's A Rebel" by Green Day. September 21 Nicole Richie Talented or talentless? That is a question that you can decide the answer. Paris Hilton's once friend was born in Berkeley, California in 1981. Was adopted by Lionel Richie and his then-wife Brenda Harvey-Richie. Is 1/2 Caucasian, 1/4 Black, and 1/4 Mexican. Biological father is Peter Michael Escovedo. Attended the Univer- sity of Arizona at the same time as professional basketball player Luke Walton, act- ress Tanisha Harper, actress Heather Blair and reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian. Attended The Buckley School with her best friend Paris Hilton. Was offered and acc- epted the chance to star in "The Simple Life" (2003) with her pal Paris Hilton after Nicky Hilton turned it down. Her godfather is Michael Jackson. Niece of Sheila E., Juan Escovedo and Zina Escovedo. Biological father is Peter Michael Escovedo. Had a falling out with co-star and former best friend Paris Hilton last year. Named #37 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Birthday's today: Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Ricki Lake, De La Soul, Autumn Reeser, Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly/Skinny Puppy), Cheryl Hines, Faith Hill, Luke Wilson, Larry Hagman, Scott Spezio, Dave Coulier, Ethan Coen, Stepehen King, Bill Murray, Julia Beerhold, Dave Gregory (XTC), Nancy Travis, Don Felder (Eagles), Karen Webb, Ricky Morton, Lars Eriksson, Jack Brisco, Fannie Flag, Henry Gibson, Cecil Fielder Q of THE WEEK: About Pets (scroll down to Monday)
NICOLE SAYS: I have 2 cats. Skunk & Nansie! They are both complete opposites. Nansie is female, long light grey fur, big paws, lady like, curls up quaintly on your lap and is scared of the slightest movement.
Skunk is female Tabby cat that thinks it's a he...and a dog. Skunk wags her tail, sleeps on her back and waits for you to rub her belly, plays fetch (no joke) and constantly wants to play fight with Nansie who has none of it and holds her at bay with one of her huge paws!
Always wanted a Boxer dog though, but Skunk is enough to handle for now...
PS: Jonathan, there is a picture of Skunk on my myspace.
PHIL SAYS: I'm a cat person, totally. My cat is Lupita "El Gato Teimpo" and she wears a dangling wristwatch instead of a collar.
We keep her indoors to avoid losing her and of course my watch. I'm glad you asked about a song that describes my pet! I've been waiting for someone to actually understand this concept!
Her song is "Cruel and Pretty" by Over The Rhine. It's a sorta lazy, relaxed, sentimental romancy sorta song. Just like my cat. Man, I enjoyed this question. Are you going to give us YOUR answer? JONATHAN: Yes I will, now that you asked. I was a dog person for many years. My favorite was "Uncle Miltie", a hunting dog that lived 12 and half years. When he passed, I took it hard. I decided not to get another dog at least until I'm ready. We also have a cat Ollie. She was with us when Miltie was still alive. Someone threw her out of a two story building, and I picked her up and took her home. She was declawed, so I had to keep her in the house at all times. That was 17 years ago. She is a Maine Coon. She is still alive and perky. Actually she is the 'queen' of the house. -lol
TRACEY SAYS: Hi Jonathan! Well, I'm definately a meow type girl!!
I have a 14-month old silver Tabby, her name is Spud and as well as the general silver Tabby markings, she has a ginger splodge on the top of her head - it never fades and we can always distinguish her from the local cats because of it.
We have also got a 7-week kitten, she is jet black with gorgeous green eyes, we only got her on monday and have called her smokie.
Unfortunately Spud is very jealous. :o(
September 20 Maggie Cheung Possably the best Chinese actress of all-time. Maggie Cheung was born in 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and app- earing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, win- ning first runner-up, which proved not to be a detriment since she went on to become a star of both Hong Kong television and film. Her parents are Shanghainese. While she cannot speak the dialect, she understands it. Wanted to be a hairdresser as a child. In Hong Kong, she has been handed every role she has played since she was 18 with- out an audition. The first Chinese actress ever to win the Best Actress award at the Berlin International Film Festival (1992 - for Yuen Ling-yuk) and Cannes Film Festival (2004 - for Clean). Grew up in Bromley, Kent, when she lived in the UK. Acted in 6 movies with Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia, whom she considered her idol and an actress she respected. Declined lead role in "Memoirs of a Geisha" because of racial sensitivity be- tween the Japanese and the Chinese, due to WWII. Although an icon of Asian cinema, she is actually a European with extended residence in Hong Kong. Played 'Flying Snow' in "Hero", but my personal reccomendation is to view "Irma Vep", a French film spoken in French with English subtitles. But Maggie speaks in English, and seems to not really know what's going on. It's amazing art film, and a must see. Has been in over 60 movies.
Birthday's today: John Easdale (Dramarama), Alannah Currie (Thompson Twins), Gary Cole, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Jason Bay, Sophia Loren, Guy Lafleur Jani Wickholm, Kristin Johnson, Crispin Glover, Arn Anderson, Chris Doridas, Anne Meara, Gunnar & Matthew Nelson, Dr.Joyce Brothers, Greg Valentine, Jeff Jones (Red Rider), Pia Lindstrom, Aimee Graham, Camilla Rutherford Q of THE WEEK continues: (Scroll down to Monday)
SUZI SAYS: Definitely a Woof kind of girl. Favorite dog(s) Cameron and Chaps. Both were German Shepards. They were guard dogs for our 3-1/2 acre little ranch, so that when the kids were out riding on the motocross track down in the front yard, the dogs would help protect them from the javelina, coyotes, bobcats, pack- rats, rattlesnakes etc.,.
Chaps had bad hips, so we got Cameron to take his place. He was supposed to be my dog, listen to my commands; but the minute he saw my son Sean he fell in love. He'd sit by the door when he left for school, sit under his feet at the dinner table. Run along beside him on the mx track in the yard.
One day I was walking through the house and didn't see Cameron laying by the door pouting, and I panicked. I knew something was wrong. I ran out the door and saw cars pulling off along the bike trail by the house. I jumped in the box van and drove out the gate, and he lay in the middle of the road with Chaps on the side of the road. He looked at me, with the exception of a small trickle of blood coming out of his nose he looked fine.
I wrapped him in a batman sleeping bag from the back of the box van and flew to the vets, calling from my cell to let them know I was on my way. When I got there they took him in, and within moments they came out to say he'd died of massive internal injuries. We waited till he got home from school to burry Cameron on the property. Sean got home, saw him and laid down on the sleeping bag beside him. That day both our hearts broke.
Song that reminds me of Cameron & Sean, "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.
CHRISTA SAYS: We have a lot of feline friends. I call it my Pussy Farm. Something my nephew had come up with when he was visting us for the summer. I thought it was a hilarous comment. But anyways WE have FIVE cats or we could of had SIX. OMG!..yea!
The first one his name is Cody. He is a beautiful Long haired male. Looks like Slyvester. But, he stares at us like we are his "HERO". So everytime FOO FIGHTER's comes on the radio. Theres Cody's song.
The second is Casper. He passed away this spring. We was a Orange tipped Siamese. But everytime Nirvana comes on the radio. We think this band pertains to him in his mouring.
Third is Bubbas. He looks like Morristhe cat. Fat and sqeaky. When U pick him up he make a sqeak noise. But anything that Fear Factory sings some how the boys in my hows use his name in the song while they are singing it.
The next two came together, My aunt found them. They were strays. So we took them in. Zera name was actually Zero. We thought she was a boy. But, the name came from Black Sabbath's "ZERO THE HERO", because she has this white ring on her back.
Dino came from Dino Carazes. We like him because he a great guitarist from a couple of bands we like. Brujuria, Fear Factory and Asessino. These two are both black/gray Tabby's.
The last girl is Meesha she is a Calico. We haven't thought of a song. But my son said give her the song from Elton John. "The Bitch Is Back". LOL
Well, this was my list of my feline companions. Whew! Sorry I dont have any pictures. There is one on my pic profile. But that is Meesha and Casper (RIP).
Ummm so I don't have any pet's but, a Lion would be my favorite animal, because it's so fierce.
September 19 Lita Ford The former Runaway was born in London, England in 1958. Taking up the guitar at age 11, she joined the all-girl band "The Runaways". "Lita" (1988), her fourth solo album, went platinum, and Guitar magazine voted her Best Female Guitarist (1989). Real name is Carmelita Ford. She is Italian. Once dated Nikki Sixx of M�tley Cr�e in the mid-1980s. Was a Grammy nominee in 1984 for Best Female Rock Performance, alongside Wendy O. Williams and Pia Zadora. Her hit singles as a solo artist include: "Kiss Me Deadly" and "Close My Eyes Forever". Lita married former Nitro singer, Jim Gillette on May 13th, 1994. Now lives in Florida. Though past attempts at reuniting the Runaways have failed, a future reunion is still a strong possibility, maybe. Recent music she composed were for "El Camino del diablo" in 2005, and the other movie was "Edgeplay" in 2004.
Birthday's today: Jimmy Fallon, Jeremy Irons, Twiggy (Lawson), David Bromberg, Joan Lunden, Freda Payne, Kim Richards, Lol Creme (10CC), Hans van de Berg, Rex Smith, David McCallum, Adam West, Ray Danton, Trisha Yearwood, Al Oerter, Brian Epstein (Beatles R.I.P.), "Mama" Cass Elliot (Mama and the Papa's R.I.P.). Bill Medley (Righteous Bros. R.I.P.), Brook Benton (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: (Scroll down to yesterday)
BETZ SAYS: Woof - woof definitely. What a great question - I love talking about my puppy!!!
Her name is Pucci (pronounced Poochie). She's an 8-month old Yorkie-Poo and coincidentally there's a "designer" pet clothing line called...Pucci Designer Petwear - but that's not how we named her.
She loves getting her picture taken, she has a little underbite that's so adorable, loves people and not so much other dogs.
The song that best describes her is "Lady (you bring me up)" (Commodores) - lyrics are somewhat fitting. She always make me laugh when I'm having a bad day. Another one to describe her is "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" (honky tonkin' song by Travis Tritt) because she's always getting into everything!!!!!!
My puppy's the shit!
September 18 Alison Lohman The young actress is a native of and born in Palm Springs, California in 1979. She grew up in a family with no showbiz connections but she always wanted to perform. By age 9 she had landed her first professional, theatrical role playing Gretyl in "The Sound of Music" at Palm Desert's McCallum Theater. At 11, Alison won the Desert Theater League's award for "Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical" for the title role in "Annie" and by age 17 she had appeared in 12 different productions. An accomplish- ed singer, she performed as a featured solo vocalist for Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony. As a senior in high school, Alison was an awardee of the National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts. The offer of a scholarship to NYU's Tisch School soon followed, but instead she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. She attended a session of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She's a natural blonde. Is a vegetarian. Is an environmentalist, supports many charities which improve and protect the environment. Is of German, French and Italian descent. Played Lily McAllister on the TV series "Pasadena".
Birthday's today: Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Armstrong, James Gandolfini, Toni Kukoc, Fred Willard, Joanne Catherall (Human League), Lindsey Campbell, Emily Rutherfurd, Holly Peete Robinson, Rick Pitino, Reba & Lori Shappell, Tanisha Harper, Nicole da Silva, Ricky Bell (Bell Biv De Voe/ New Edition), Justine Baker, Aisha Tyler, Ryne Sandberg, Billy Drago, Frankie Avalon, Jeana Tomisina, Andrea Leon, Dee Dee Ramone (R.I.P.)
New Q of THE WEEK: A WOOF & MEOW�OR? Are you a pet lover? Describe your pet; name, male, female, and anything you would like to describe about your favorite animal(s).
JANE SAYS: Hi Jonathan. Yes, I love pets, but I don't have any at the moment.
However, if it wasn't cruel, I would love to keep a squirrel. Sounds an odd choice, but when I was 4 years old, I have memories of re- covering from a heart operation. Looking out of the window in the recuperation ward, I remember seeing lots of squirrels in the grounds outside.
CATH SAYS: Well, my dog is a cross yorkie/westie. She's 6-years old.
I've had her just over a year. Her last owner mistreated her. When we had her she was dirty, her fur was matted and cowering as if she's been hit a lot.
But, now with us she is spoilt rotten and doesn't cower away any more, and is a very playful but loving dog. Her name is Jessie!
Song to describe her. "We Will Rock You" by Queen, coz that dog totally ROCKS! September 17 Cassandra Peterson Cassandra Peterson, Elvira's alter ego, was born in Manhattan, Kansas in 1949, and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She remembers always being a fan of Ann-Margret. Since Cassandra saw her in Viva Las Vegas (1964), she wanted to be a dancer. Just days after graduating from high school, Cassandra traveled to Las Vegas where, at the age of 17, she became the youngest showgirl in Las Vegas history. When Elvis Presley saw her per- form he encouraged her to pursue a singing career. She toured Europe extensively as lead singer for an Italian rock band. She settled in Rome, where she became fluent in Italian. Here Cassandra met Federico Fellini, who cast her in his classic film, Roma (1972). Return- ing to the US, Cassandra formed her own nightclub review, "Mama's Boys", which toured the national club circuit. In the late 1970s she joined the satiric improvisational troupe, The Groundlings, which also produced such stars as Paul Reubens (aka "Pee Wee Herman"). There she honed her now renowned comedic skills as both a writer and performer. Film and television appearances such as Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) and others followed, but Cassandra was just the typical struggling actress and spent years wondering where her next meal was coming from. It was the fall of 1981, with the birth of her character, Elvira, that it all changed. While she has since played herself in many film and television shows, Cassandra ultimately combines her numerous talents into an intriguing persona which has not only be- come a Halloween icon, but a "vamp" for all seasons. Is a natural redhead. Although she has appeared in nude layouts, she has never appeared nude as the Elvira character.
Birthday's today: Paula Jones, Fee Waybill (Tubes), Baz Luhrmann, Kristian Kiehling, Lori Jo Hendrix, Tracy Dali, Rasheed Wallace, Nikki Crawford, Anne Louise Hassing, Doug E. Fresh, Rita Rudner, Phil Jackson, Orlando Cepeda, Erika Page, Ken Kesey, BeBe Winans, Mark Brunell, Chrissy Schultz, Ilana Kiri, Jordan Wood, Sylvia Stewart, Masa Chono, Anne Bancroft (R.I.P.), John Ritter (R.I.P.), Roddy McDowell (R.I.P.) Perfect Ending to Last Weeks Q of THE WEEK
Here are my answers : 1. WEEKEND IN IBIZA PARTYING No, because I don't want to wake up with a headache .
2. HANGING BACKSTAGE WITH THE ROLLING STONES Not so much because there are too much noise, too many people and I would get bored. LOL
3. A VISIT TO THE VATICAN and MEET THE POPE This seems a pretty good one, it is not everyday that we can meet a holy person, and the Vatican inspire quietness and peace for me. ;)
Have fun! Cheers, Melanie
September 16 Jennifer Tilly The well known actress and budding poker playing superstar was born in 1958 in Harbor City, California. She began her acting career as a teenager, putting herself through the theater program at Stephens College in Missouri by winning writing competitions. She then headed to Los Angeles. While she continued to act on the stage (earning a Dramalogue Award for her performance in "Vanities"), movies and television immediately came calling for the actress with the unique voice and visage. An actress who always attracts audiences' attention, Jennifer Tilly is by turns funny, sexy, compassionate, compelling and often all at once. Her many films over a two-decade span include Neil Jordan's High Spirits (1988), Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991), Richard Benjamin's Made in America (1993), Roger Don- aldson's The Getaway (1994), Joe Pytka's Let It Ride (1989), P.J. Castellaneta's Relax... It's Just Sex (1998), Michael Radford's Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), Peter Bogdanovich's The Cat's Meow (2001) (in which she played Louella Parsons). Sister of actress Meg Tilly. She ranked #23 in Celebrity Sleuth 25 Sexiest Women of 1995. Avid lover of fashion and has 400 pairs of shoes. Is 1/2 Caucasian and 1/2 Chinese. In 2005, won the Ladies-Only No Limit Texas Hold 'Em event at the World Series of Poker, becoming the first celebrity to win an open (as opposed to celebrity -only) WSOP tournament and earn a World Series bracelet. She beat out exactly 600 other women to take the championship.
Birthday's today: DJ Nosferatu, Mickey Rourke, Linda Henning, Ed Begley Jr., Bill Hicks, Richard Marx, Molly Shannon, Peter Falk, Elgin Baylor, Andres Javier Blazquez (Menudo), Terry McBride, Kenny Jones (Small Faces), Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Orel Hershiser, Earl Klugh, Robin Yount, Bernie Calvert (Hollies), Katy Kurtzman, Russ Abbott
September 15 Sophie Dahl The 5' 11" model was born in London, England in 1977. Granddaughter of children's author Roald Dahl. Was first discovered by Isabella Blow, a Vogue stylist/fashion expert who also lived in Sophie's building. Sophie had just had an intense argument with her mother, and was sitting on the front steps of their apartment weeping. The two women (who up until that point were str- angers) struck up a long conversation, and Isabella was awestuck by Sophie's beauty. Soon after, she referred Sophie to Sarah Doukas of the Storm modeling agency in London. In addition to modeling and acting, she also writes short sto- ries, several of which have been published in various magazines. Granddaughter of Acadamy Award winning actress, Patricia Neal. Her naked advertisement for Yves Saint Laurent Opium perfume was banned by the British Advertising Stand- ards Agency. Was ranked #10 in Channel 5's "World's greatest supermodel". She has residence's in New York and London.
Birthday's today: Prince Harry Windsor, Oliver Stone, Tommy Lee Jones, Norm Crosby, Merlin Olsen, Jerry Dixon (Warrant), Jaki Graham, Kg (Naughty By Nature), Josh Charles, Danny Nucci, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Lesley Player, Wendie Jo Sperber, Miki Fujitani, Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Gaylord Perry, Amy Davidson, 7th marquess of Bristol, Tawny Little, Dexter Carter, Rachel Youngberg, Ryoko Kikuchi, Scott Thompson Baker Q of THE WEEK: And so ends another Q. Look for a new one next Monday (September 18)
KATHALEEN SAYS: Well finally an easy one. Although raised a devout Catholic (not practicing for a very long while) I really have no interest in meeting the Pope. I think he is a Conehead in disguise. I mean why else wear a hat like that.
Met the Rolling Stones and had a sit and chatted it up with them for a bit so been there done that. They are some of the most facinating people on the face of this planet. I don't care what you say about them.
Although my partying days are over I would have to go with the Ibiza answer. Especially just to meet new facesand see new places. I have done and seen alot, but haven't been here.
Anyway there you have my answer short and to the point
DAVID SAYS: Jonathan, That's an easy one. I would choose hanging backstage with The Rolling Stones for the opportunity to meet them and hopefully hear some first-hand stories, especially from Keith if he can still remember any.
I imagine Charlie probably has the best stories since he's the quiet one.
As for the other choices, it was really no contest. The rave scene (they probably don't even call it that any more) isn't my thing, and I don't think the Pope and I would have that much to talk about.
JOE SAYS: Personally, I would rather go backstage at a Soundgarden show, but the Rolling Stones will have to suffice.
September 14 Carmen Kass The 5' 10 1/2" model was born in Paide, Estonia in 1978. One of the world's top fashion models. Won the VH1 Model of the Year for 2000. VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards Model of the Year 2000. Attended the Estonian Business School. Had to hide under a bridge when Soviet tanks invaded Estonia in 1991 and was one of 300,000 Estonians to join the human chain, celebrating Estonia's liberation. Part owner of Baltic Models. Ran for European Parliament June 2004 as a member and representative of the Estonian political party, Res Publica. Enjoys playing chess. Has a toy fox terrior named Spanky. Now splits her time living in Los Angeles and her homeland Estonia. Has done a few small appearences in films.
Birthday's today: Ashley Roberts (Pusseycat Dolls), Faith Ford, David Bell, Evelyn Ng, Melissa Leo, Kate Millett, Tanisha Lynn, Walter Koenig, Mary Crosby, Satoshi Kojima, Michelle Stafford, Melissa McGhee, Dan Cortese, Larry Brown, Joey Heatherton, Nas, Kimberly Williams, Harve Presnell, Amy Winehouse, Sam Neill, Paul Kossoff (Free)
KEREN SAYS: lol...not really much to choose from there.
I would have to go for number 1, as that sounds the most fun.
2. Sorry boys but just not my cup of tea, however if it were Aerosmith then I'd be there like a shot.
3. I'm reading Angels n Demons at the moment by Dan Brown, all about the catholic church v the illuminati...and I know this will upset a few people, but the Catholic Church has far too much power, and are so out of touch with the real world.
TERRY SAYS:HANGING BACKSTAGE WITH THE ROLLING STONES!
No explaination needed :) That would be the best!
September 13 Kelly Chen One of my personal favorite Chinese actress' was born in Hong Kong in 1973. Went to primary school in Hong Kong, High school in Japan. Graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York, specialized in Graphic Design. Speaks Cantonese Mandarin Japanese and English. Has and elder sister and a younger brother, singer Victor Chen Si Hon. Considered a combination of Faye Wong and Brigitte Lin when she first debuted in 1995. Released her first Japanese album "Kelly Grace" in 2002. One of the biggest pop stars in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan. Is tall at 5' 8". Birth name is Mai Man Chen. If you are familiar with Chinese movies, you might have caught her in the trilogy "Infernal Affairs".
Birthday's today: Fiona Apple, Don Was (Was Not Was), Jean Smart, Ben Savage, Randy Jones (Village People), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Peter Ho, Ann Talman, Judd Sergeant, Ann Dusenberry, Barbara Bain, Bernie Williams, John Mattingly, Stella McCartney, Yi Huang, Don Bluth, Sabine Koning, Kathleen Lloyd, Annie Duke, Nell Carter, Megan Henning, Fred "Sonic" Smith (MC5 R.I.P.), Mel Torme (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: Scroll down to Monday
MARIE SAYS: Hello Jonathan. I would choose HANGING BACKSTAGE WITH THE ROLLING STONES!
I am sure one night backstage with these rock legions would be the ultimate dream of a life time for a groupie. Since I never had the pleasure or the time to be a groupie, I probably wouldn't get on there nerves as bad. And, we would hang out tell stories, oh and yeah of course party.
I have been to so many parties all my life and after awhile they aren't as fun but I would say this could be the ultimate party ex- perience of all-time!!!
RAMONA SAYS:HANGING BACKSTAGE WITH THE ROLLING STONES!
C'mon your talkin' 'bout The Stones here. One of the best of all time. The Stones presented a rebellious, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll life style image that many other bands continue to emulate to this day, and you know what more can you ask for! I say: "Satisfaction Baby"
Tracy Tempe Arizona www.myspace.com/aztracyl TRACIE SAYS: Weekend in Ibiza partying. Always enjoyable taking festivities to a new locale. Not to mention, I've already met the Stones.
If I went to the Vatican to meet the Pope I would have many questions that I'm not sure I'd like answered. Cocktails in Ibiza it is!!
RACHELLE SAYS: No contest. The Rolling Stones, because they're legends.
Some of the best music in the world ever to be played. Would not pass that up. September 12 Carina Zampini Okay, it's Nina Blackwood's birthday today also, but who really gives two shite's about her nowadays anyway? Okay, she is on Sirius Satellite, but again who cares? So, how about giving space to someone who is a TV star that was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. Has 3 siblings: brothers Dami�n (born 1975), Pablo (born 1979) and Daniel (born c. 1991). Has a son Manuel from her marriage with Pablo Arce. Among her TV and film credits in Argentina; "Collar de esmeraldas" (2006) TV Series, "Botines" (2005) (mini) TV Series, "Hombres de honor" (2005) TV Series, "Padre Coraje" (2004) TV Series, ... aka Brave Father John (International: English title), "Infieles" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... (episode "El cambio" - 1 April 2003),"Franco Buenaventura, el profe" (2002) TV Series ....aka Tango Lover (International: English title), "Luna salvaje" (2000) TV Series ... aka Wild Moon (International: English title), and "Calientes" (2000) TV Series.
Birthday's today: Nina Blackwood, Peter Scolari, Larry Laronde (Primus), Ian Holm, Rachel Ward, Amy Yasbeck, Louis C.K., Mickey Lolich, Jason Statham, Juliet Reeves, Ben Folds, Mary Kay Adams, Linda Gray, Joe Pantoliano, Neil Pert (Rush), Viper, Jessica Steinfeld, George Jones, Mylene Farmer, Daria Knez, Rosemary Morgan, Leslie Cheung (R.I.P.), Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand (R.I.P.), Barry White (R.I.P.)
TRACEY SAYS: Ok, well for me it would have to be the Ibiza Party Weekend, simply because I am not a Stones fan, and I am totally not religious. He may be iconic to some, but to me, the Pope is just an ordinary bloke with a big hat!
So although as a rule I am not a party animal, I think that would be the choice I'd enjoy most out of the three options. :o)
SHAWN SAYS: Wow Jonathan...this is the easiest yet. Backstage baby ...with my boys, The Fucking Stones!!
September 11 Tiffany Shepis Voluptuous New York-born beauty Tiffany Shepis (1979) has become a princess of scream. In her films she often upstages more seasoned actresses and has some great dance grooves. Can be seen at shows like Chiller and will obviously make the move from indie schlock to mainstream films as time goes on and a good agent looks after her career. She been involved in filmmaking since the ripe old age of 12 and has appeared in numerous videos with people like Lil Zane, Wu Tang Clan, Dexter Holland, Run DMC and Destiny's Child video "Nasty Girl", but this particular video was never re- leased. Tiffany also shot a spot for Nintendo but it was pulled for being too (Janet Jackson-like) raunchy. She loves blood and gore but detests violence and is a very good reason why men prefer brunettes. She has appeared in over 40 films.
Birthday's today: Maria Bartiromo, Amy Madigan, Virginia Madsen, Elizabeth Daily, Leo Kottke, Ben Lee, Ludacris, Lesley Visser, Kristy McNichol, Aneesa Ferreira, Tommy Shaw (Styx/Damn Yankees), Lola Falana, Monique LaBarr, Brian De Palma, Richard "Moby" Hall, Tom Dreesen, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), Jimmy Hitchcock, Lea Walker, Tetsuo Kurata, Karoliina Vanne, Maria Yamamoto, Anne Ramsey, Mick Talbot (Dexy's Midnight Runners/The Style Council), Renee Geyer, Bonnie Law Q of THE WEEK: Continues from last week �WHAT TO DO? Hmmmmm? Multiple Choice Question:
1. WEEKEND IN IBIZA PARTYING 2. HANGING BACKSTAGE WITH THE ROLLING STONES 3. A VISIT TO THE VATICAN & MEET THE POPE
DANA SAYS: Hi Jonathan, thanks for this "simple" Thursday morning question.
Where is the option "watching wales in Hawaii"?
Ok, if I would really get the chance to meet the Pope, I would do it, no question. Not because I am religious, but I am not interested in hanging out in a sweaty backstage room with the Stones.
And I can go to Ibiza anytime I want to with a cheap German airline.
But when ever do I get a chance to see the Pope? Last year he was only a few meters far away from where I work when he visited Germany. I only could enter the street with a special licence, passport etc. So answer Nr. 1 it is.
CARA SAYS: Hey doll. I hope u are going well!! I can't answer that? I just would rather stay at home w/ my cats or garden I'm such a dork!!! ox Cara
September 10 Siobhan Fahey Ahh, the voice of Bananarama and Shakespear Sister. She was born in 1958 in Dublin, Ireland. Was a co-founder of 80s girl group, Bananarama. Was in the band with fellow co-founders Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin, from 1981-1987. They had many hits in the UK, and a number one hit in the US with Venus in 1986. Jaquie O'Sullivan' was her replacement when she quit the band in 1987. After le- aving Bananarama, she founded Shakespear's Sister with Marcella Detroit, along with some help from her husband at the time, David A. Stewart (Eurythmics). Married David A. Stewart in Normandy, France, in August of 1987.Had two sons with now ex-husband David A. Stewart, Sam (in 1987) and Django (in 1991/1992). Full name is Siobhan Marie Deirdre Fahey. She has been relatively quiet these days.
Birthday's today: Big Daddy Kane, Carol Decker (T'Pau), Colin Firth, Allison Daughtry, Johnny Fingers (Boomtown Rats), Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Arnold Palmer, Guy Ritchie, Miranda Wilson, Ben Wallace, Amy Irving, Rein van den Broek, Margaret Trudeau, Gerry Conway, Don Powell (Slade), Artie Tripp (The Mothers Of Invention), Roy Ayers, Bob Lanier, Jason Williams, Julie Hess, Kate Burton, Chris Columbus, Roger Maris (R.I.P.) September 9 Rachel Hunter Rod Stewart's ex-wife was born in 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand. Was a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model in the late 80s. Started modeling at age 16 and quit in 1994 to start studying acting. One of the top fashion models of the 1980s. When she was 17 she was asked by Playboy to pose for them. She felt she was too young at the time so she turned the offer down. In the pictorial she did in 2004, she was paid $1.8 million US. The pictures were featured in a special music edition for later that year. She will only pose topless. Has two children with Rod Stewart - Renee (b. 1993) and Liam (b. 1995). Has a tattoo on her lower back of the bee logo for her production company, Bee Knees. Ambassador to The Born Free Foundation. Established The Rachel Hunter Lowland Gorilla Fund.
Birthday's today: Angela Cartwright, Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams, Joe Theisman, Sylvia Miles, John McFee (Doobie Brothers), Dan Majerle, Jerry Cole, Scott DeFrietas, Hugh Grant, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), The Amazing Johnathan, Tom Wopat, Topol, Cliff Robertson, Otis Redding (R.I.P.), Billy Preston (R.I.P.), Jimmy The Greek (R.I.P.) September 8 Alecia "PINK" Moore The incredible singer was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1979. She was raise in Philadelphia. Her parents, James and Judy Moore, divorced when she was very young. As a child, all Pink wanted out of life was to become a singer, and she was driven by the music of Madonna, Mary J. Blige, 4 Non Blondes, Janis Joplin, Billy Joel and Whitney Hou- ston. Pink was a very unique teenager, and went through phases as a skateboarder, hip- hopper and gymnast. She spent several years as part of the club scene in Philadelphia, singing guest spots and performing for talent shows. At the age of 13 she was asked by a local DJ to sing back-up for his rap group, Schools Of Thought. In spring 2000 she re- leased her debut, "Can't Take Me Home". She co-wrote many songs and watched it go multi-platinum by the year's end. Her debut included the Top 10 hit "There You Go", which was certified a gold single. Met her boyfriend, motocross superstar Carey Hart, who she is now engaged to, at the 2001 X Games in Las Vegas. She was voted one of Choice USA's "Top 30 Under 30" activists for reproductive freedom in 2004. Her natural hair color is blonde. Ranked #36 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). Follows a strict vegan lifestyle. Dislikes horror movies. Is good friends with Avril Lavigne and Lisa Marie Presley. She got her stage name from her rosy complexion and the Steve Buscemi character "Mr. Pink" from Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Birthday's today: David Arquette, Brooke Burke, Cristy Tom, Jason Downs, Will Lee, Aimee Mann, Neko Case, Jose Feliciano, Anne Beatte, David Lewis (Atlantic Star), Great Kabuki, Naurice Cheeks, Zoe Alexander, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Virna Lisi, Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels), Sid Caesar, Tom Gullikson, Benjamin Orr (Cars R.I.P.), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (Grateful Dead R.I.P.), Patsy Cline (R.I.P.), Peter Sellers (R.I.P.)
Q of THE WEEK continues: Scroll down to September 4
TANYA SAYS: Well, it was a tough decision to make...but I'd have to say meet the Pope.
Why the Pope and not The Stones? Well, the Pope is in Italy! You know what else is in Italy? Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael (not the Ninja Turtles), Bottecelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. Do I need to go on?
CATHY SAYS: Since I have no idea where Ibiza is I'm gonna say there.
Sounds exotic and would love to go somewhere new to go partying and meet new people.
Wouldn't mind hanging out backstage especially if it was Nickelback or Bon Jovi instead of Rolling Stones. haha.
Have a great week! Cat
September 7 Angie Everhart The long-time actress/model with red hair was born in Akron, Ohio in 1969. The 5' 10" Angela Kay Everhart was once told by Eileen Ford that redheads don't sell. Dated Sylvester Stallone in 1995 and was engaged to him for two months. Lived in Paris for several years and speaks fluent French. Was the first redhead on the cover of Glamour magazine. Broke her back at the age of 19 when she fell off a horse and had to learn how to walk again. Has a tatoo of a dragon on the base of her spine and another tatoo on her ankle. Has a tatoo with her name on her thigh. Started modeling at the age of 16. Was the Mole (the player who sabotaged the game preventing money being put into the pot for the winner) on "Celebrity Mole: Yucatan" (2004). She prevented $195,000 from being added to the pot. Since Love in Paris (1997), a/k/a Another 9 1/2 Weeks, she has appeared partially or fully nude in several photo shoots and movies, including a topless appearance in The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001). Avid skydiver. Favorite music: Rock n Roll.
Birthday's today: Tara Slone (Joydrop), Mark Isham, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), Nadieh, Shannon Elizabeth, Marja de Graaf, Eric "Eazy E" Wright, Ben Bossi (Romeo Void), Dan Ingram, William Katt, Garrison Keillor, Corbin Bernsen, Jason Isringhausen, Luis Aravena Munoz, Susan Blakely, Sonny Rollins, Antonio McDyess, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty), Gloria Gaynor, John Phillip Law, Alfa K. Anderson (Chicago), Julie Kavner, Kyle Stevens (Bang Tango), Margot Chapman (Starland Vocal Band), D Elmina Davies, Peggy Noonen, Buddy Holly (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: (see Monday September 4 below)
GABI SAYS: Hanging backstage with the Rolling Stones.
As an up and coming photographer there'd be plenty of photo opportunities. A 'big name band' photos behind me and lots of contacts around in the business to chat to and get myself a possible foot-hold or further contacts.
ALEX SAYS: Another really easy one for me to answer hunny. OK in reverse order, I'm not a great fan of religion, as I see far too many people using it as an excuse to harm their neighbours with differing beliefs, so meeting the Pope actually does nothing for me (although I expect he would be a very nice guy).
The Rolling Stones were hip well before my time, and again their music is not my taste, so meeting them is not on my top ten list.
My choice would indeed be a weekend partying in Ibiza, because I'm a clubbing chic by heart, and Ibiza is the clubbing capital of the whole wide world. That is why I'm actually going there on Saturday for a full fab week on holiday with my best buddy Steffi. I can't wait!!!! Lol. Luv, Alex. xxx
MICHELLE SAYS: A weekend in Ibiza partying. Fun, sun, drinks and great people. What more could I ask for?
September 6 Nina Persson Nina Elisbet Persson was born in J�nk�ping, J�nk�pings l�n, Sweden in 1974. Wonderfully talented vocalist and lyricist, primarily with Swedish band 'The Cardigans'. Always interested in music (she plays harmonica, some guitar, piano and drums), she joined The Cardigans in 1992. The band had formed in Jonkoping, Sweden after guitarist Peter Svensson met the extremely tall Mag- nus Sveningsson playing in a hardcore group. The two were heavy metal fans but had tired of this and decided to form a pop band. They knew Persson from Art College and the line-up was completed by keyboard player Lars-Olaf Johan- sson and drummer Bengt Lagerberg. Signed to the Stockholm label, `The Card- igans' debut album `Emmerdale' (1994) (named in tribute to the British television show "Emmerdale Farm" (1972). After being featured in Baz Luhrmann Romeo + Juliet (1996), the song `Lovefool' rocketed the band to international stardom. The Cardigans loved the game Gran Turismo so much that they named their fourth album after it.
Birthday's today: Dolores O' Riordan (The Cranberries), Macy Gray, Wendy Richter, Patrick O' Hearn (Missing Persons), Sylvester, Rose Perez, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Swoozie Kurtz, Derrek Lee, Charles "Claydes" Smith (Kool and the Gang), Jimmy Reed, David Alan Coe, Linda Kaye Henning, Jo Anne Worley, Pal Waaktaar (Aha), Jane Curtain, Jeff Foxworthy, Mark Chesnutt, Ce Ce Peniston, Justin Whalen, Katherine Cannon Q of THE WEEK: "What To Do?" Hmmm (scroll below)
TERRI SAYS: I'd choose no1. (Ibiza) Reason being: I'm into dance/trance music and have never been there and would like to try it and have a laugh. The other 2 don't really interest me. I'm not religious. And, it's the Beatles for me not the Stones.
JANE SAYS: Well, for me it would definately be hanging backstage with the Rolling Stones. Reason being, I absolutely adore going to rock gigs and drinking and partying with 'raawk stars' when I'm there.
I get a real buzz out of it. It's so good to find that most people I've met are very down to earth and up for a giggle! :)
LIANE SAYS: I pick going to the Vatican and meeting the Pope.
Why? Because I've never been to Italy, but have many friends who live there...and I think it would be incredible to meet the Pope...though I'm not Catholic (Lutheran...which is close to being Catholic) :) It would be an experience of a lifetime, and a dream of mine to go to Italy (eventually I'll make it there) ;)
Have a great weekend J Liane
September 5 Rose McGowen Rose was born in 1973 in Florence, Italy. Her mother was American, her father was Irish. She was the second oldest of six children and moved to the USA at age 9. She later ran away to Los Angeles, where she met Gregg Araki, The Doom Gen- eration (1995) director, and he cast her in the film. Once she finally made it, she met shock-rocker Marilyn Manson aka Brian Warner...to whom she was formerly engaged. In February, 1999 she announced their engagement on Howard Stern. In January 2001, Rose said "There is great love, but our lifestyle difference is, un- fortunately, even greater," in a statement announcing the couple are breaking off their nearly two-year engagement. She landed her first starring role in Gregg Araki's film The Doom Generation, which got her nominated for Best Newcomer at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Also in 1996 she got a supporting role in Wes Craven's Scream, as Sidney Prescott's friend Tatum Riley. Rose's other projects include the 1997 films Going All the Way, Lewis & Clark & George, Nowhere, and the short film Seed. In 1998, Rose starred with Ben Affleck and Peter O'Toole in the feature thriller Phantoms and in the independent film Southie, which won Best Picture at the 2000 Seattle Film Festival. In 2001 She took over from Shannen Doherty, on the WBs hit show Charmed in the role of Paige Matthews, the long lost sister of the Halliwells. Ranked #39 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). Is addicted to shoes. Is the favorite actress of both Brian DePalma and Quentin Tarantino.
Birthday's today: Dweezil Zappa, Raquel Welch, Peter Wingfield, Cathy Guisewite, George Lazenby, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, William Devane, Dennis Scott, Werner Herzog, Terry Ellis, Kimika Yoshino, Rod Barajas, Loudon Wainwright III, Buddy Miles, Yuki Ishikawa, Kristian Alfonso, Freddy Mercury (Queen R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: See yesterday (scroll down)
MARINA SAYS: Hi Jonathan. Thats easy , OF COURSE "Hanging backstage with the Rolling Stones would rock and I would be networking backstage for the Alternative Rock band Im managing in the UK (SUBDIVINE), but hanging back stage with the Rolling Stones would not change anything in the grand scheme of things.
The music business is what it is and will always be, because very few bands manage to revolutionise the industry, but if I had the option to visit the Pope I would take it and I would tell him that God/The CENTRAL POWER of all Universes is and will always be wayyyyy ABOVE all religions, because the power God has very much transcends all religions.
For too many years the world has been dominated by religions , the true Spiritual Truth is that we do not need religions to have faith, we need positive thinking to attract positive things and successful, joyful results into our lives, so many people have miserable lives because their constant negativity attracts negative outcomes and negative results.
I would get the Pope to make the world realise with his level of influence, that we all need to be more positive to create those positive outcomes, because all positive energy contributes to the world's energy to balance all energies, to make this world what it is suppose to be for all of us. No religion can do that for us, that should be our heart and mind's own free choice. Every single thought we have is a decree of creation and we create our own realities with our way of thinking, WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN , IS WHAT YOU WILL VERY CERTAINLY MANIFEST IN YOUR LIFE. Hopefully after hearing all that, the Pope will smile.
All the best to you for all your future projects Jonathan. Have a great weekend and BE positive.:) xMarina
JONATHAN: Well Marina, you sure make a case for a beautiful woman, that a brain can be just as dynamic as looks. Thanks. :-)
MARISKA SAYS: Hi Jonathan, I would like to visit the Pope because for me it would be a spiritual happening.
An experience of great inner developement and clarity in oneself. And the fact I could take advantage and visit Florence would be a extra added bonus.
I would revel in the history and richness of it all. Sorry to be so droll. I cannot help myself...peace to all. JONATHAN: I don't see it as droll at all. I gave 3 choices, and yours was the Pope, over the Stones and partying in Ibiza. Each to her or his own. Right? ;-)
NICOLE SAYS: Well, I pick partying because I love people and who doesn't like a party?
As the others go well, not a huge fan of the Rolling Stones. I like 'em but not enough to want backstage passes. Now if it was Tool, definately.
Now the Pope and the Vataican,well I'm not a real relgious person even tho I was raised a Catholic so besides the scenery that wouldn't interest me much.
September 4 Labor Day Beyonce Knowles The enormously popular singer was born in Houston, Texas in 1981. Beyonc�'s father, Matthew Knowles, manages Destiny's Child. Her mother, Tina Knowles, designs their glittering costumes. Solange Knowles, her sister (they're about 5 years apart) released her debut album. She dances with her big sister during DC-3 concerts.She and her group were discovered by Whitney Houston. One of her favorite songs is "Lovefool" by the Card- igans. Her favorite item of clothing is a pair of path work metallic boots. She writes & pro- duces many of the group's songs, including smash hits "Jumpin Jumpin", "Bootylicious", "Nasty Girl", "Independent Women", "Happy Face" and "Apple Pie a la mode". Once app- eared on "Star Search" (1983). Her favorite rapper is Wyclef Jean. Was voted number 1 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties. Won 5 Grammys, including Best Contemporary R & B Album for "Dangerously In Love", she took home the most awards for this year's (2004) show. Was #7 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). Ranked #1 on E!'s 50 Steamiest Southern Stars. Named #17 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Has known R&B singer Alicia Keys since she was 14.
Birthday's today: Haley Miller, Ione Sky, Mike Piazza, Jennifer Salt, Ken Harrelson, Anita Yuen, Martin Chambers (Pretenders), Shiro Koshinaka, Merald "Bubba" Knight, Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.), Leonard Fry, Drew Pinsky, Tom Watson, Aaron Fultz, Danny Ponce, Igor Cavalera (Sepultura), Ray Floyd, Candy Devine, Kevin Kennedy, Judith Ivy, Adam Mesh, Richard Castellano, Kengo Kimura, Mitzi Gaynor, Dick York NEW Q Begins
�WHAT TO DO? Hmmmmm? Multiple Choice Question: 1. WEEKEND IN IBIZA PARTYING 2. HANGING BACKSTAGE WITH THE ROLLING STONES 3. A VISIT TO THE VATICAN & MEET THE POPE PICK ONE AND EXPLAIN WHY
HONEY SAYS:Number 2. I really like their early music, and I know they would have some interesting stories to tell, having been survivors of the music biz for this long!
*NOTE: I betcha think this is all about the Stones. You'd be wrong. With many more to come and others still yet to come...Ibiza seems to be very popular. Don't count out the Pope either.
Keep reading and you will see some interesting answers as this and next week unfolds. ;-)-Jonathan
September 3 Clare Kramer The tiny 5' 4" actress was born in 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia and raised just outside of Columbus, Ohio. She began appearing it small and bit parts in films like In & Out (1997) and Vig (1998). She first rose to attention in 2000 in the cheer-leading com- edy Bring It On (2000) appearing alongside Kristen Dunst and Eliza Dushku in play- ing the hard-nosed cheerleader Courtney. At the same time, she was cast in a rec- urring role as Glory, the vain hell-goddess on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" which also gained her some acclaim on television as one of Buffy's most popular adversaries. Clare from then has gone to work in both major studio and independent films, most notable being the independent feature Ropewalk (2000), a supporting part in The Mallory Effect (2002). She had a minor part in Roger Avery's feature adoption of Brett Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction (2002), as well as the villainous lesbian seductress Lucy In the Sky in the short film D.E.B.S. (2003). She was also cast in lead roles in The Skulls III (2003), the independent film Mummy an' the Armadillo (2004), and Guy in Row Five (2005) and had an amusing small part in L.A. D.J. (2004). She enjoys boxing.
Birthday's today: Charlie Sheen, Adam Curry, Tami Tyler, Luis Gonzalez, Pauline Collins, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Todd Lewis (Toadies), Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Valerie Perrine, Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth), Aaron Smith (Romeo Void), Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), Tara Oedayra Singh Varma, George Biondo (Steppenwolf), Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers)
September 2 Salma Hayek The amazing Salma Hayek was born in 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother Sami were spoiled rot- ten by her well-to-do Lebanese-Mexican businessman father and her Mexican-born opera-singing mother. After having seen Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971 in a local movie theatre, Salma decided she wanted to become an actress. Her edu- cation included a stint at a New Orleans convent school. Only after attending Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana did she feel ready to pursue acting seriously. She soon landed the title role in "Teresa" (1989), a hugely successful soap opera which earned her the star status in her native Mexico. However, anxious to make films and to explore her talent and passion, Hayek left both "Teresa" (1989) and Mexico in 1991. Heartbroken fans spread rumors that she was having a secret affair with Mexico's pre- sident and left to escape his wife's wrath. Feeling under-appreciated by Anglo film- makers, Hayek vented her frustrations on comedian Paul Rodriguez's late-night Spanish- language talk show in 1992. Robert Rodriguez and his producer wife Elizabeth Avellan happened to be watching and were immediately smitten with the intelligent, opinionated young woman. He soon gave her her big break--to star opposite Antonio Banderas in the now cult classic "Desperado," which put her on Hollywood's map. Was ranked 8th of the 100 Sexiest Women by FHM Taiwan (2001). Named #34 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Named #12 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supple- ment (2005).
Birthday's today: Keanu Reeves, Lennox Lewis, Linda Purl, John Zorn, Aimee Osbourne, Tracy Smothers, Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Connors, Mark Harmon, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Rex Hudler, Jimmy Clanton, Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas), Sam Gooden, Shauna Sand, Esther Oosterbeek (Dolly Dots), Tommy Maddox, Mark Brettschneider, Beverly Sanders, Christa McAuliffe, Rich Aurilia, Michael Gray, Eric Dickerson, Glen Sather
A special thank you: hello Jonathan, for your support. I would like to think you have helped us get our album Mescaline released worldwide from today, through Amazon, play.com, Virgin, Hmv, etc. Plus "Silver Buddha" is on the new game Test Drive Unlimited, out September 9th, as played on your show. Just shows you have a great ear for tune. Many thanks, Sean
Love in AM: I use to sleep in on Saturdays, until my husband got me hooked on your show. He gets up in the am to listen to you and play his Gran Turizmo.
I must say you have very awesome taste in music.
I think YOU PLAY BETTER MUSIC than Holmberg. (Sorry, Holmberg....you can be funny but the choice in his music lately has been disappointing).
I've hearing more of Dear Abby from him about women then playing some REAL music. LOL
Thanks Jonthan L, you make my Saturday mornings full of shineshine! (Now I really don't sound like Kreespta, lol)
JONATHAN: I want to say that after last weeks Q of THE WEEK bomb, I won't deny it, I needed a feel good thing. You both have brightened my spirits, so a humongus cheers and thanks to you Christa and Sean.
September 1 Melissa George The beautiful struggling actress has been around for almost a decade. She was born in 1974 in Western Australia. She has appeared in episodes of "Charmed", "Monk", "Coupling" (Australia), and played Rita on "Thieves" in 2001, among many others. She also played 'Lauren Reed' on the popular hit show "Alias". Dropped out of high school at age 16. Was an Australian national champion in rollerskating. Best friends with Rachel Blanchard. Married to Chilean Claudio Dabed since 2000.
Birthday's today: Gloria Estefan, Grant Lee Phillips, Lily Tomlin, Billy Blanks, Jesse Head, Barry Gibb (Bee Gees), Archie Bell, Bruce Foxton (The Jam), George Maharis, Ron O' Neal, Bam Bam Bigelow, Don Stroud, Boxcar Willie, Polly Shannon, Timothy Zahn, Kari G. Peyton, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Cuttino Mobley, Leonard Slatin, Barbara Paulus, Tim Hardaway Q of THE WEEK: "Good To Meet You": First Impressions
*This Q is over. I thought the answers were great, but this one didn't really work with many of you evidentally. Scroll down for all of this week. A fun new Q is on it's way.
KATHALEEN SAYS: As usual you always ask a question I have to think about for awhile.
There are so many factors on first impressions that turn me off. You try your best to impress the person your meeting yet in most cases it turns to be overdoing it. Some aspects are cause from nerves or situations.
Take me for example. It's not that I am a nervous person by nature but meeting new people sometimes has the effect of a train hitting a petrol truck. Two things that happen with me are...my accent (which by norm is there) suddenly morphs into a very thick and heavy lilt and I will as I always do call Bollox when I see it. It leaves the impression that I am Full Irish straight off the boat.
Ok, I am (born in Ireland raised in Scotland but not straight off the boat been here off and on since childhood summers) but still.
To me the biggest turn off is that people dont portray who they really are when they first meet someone. They tend to hold on aspects of themselves until they get to know you. Probably due to fact that most people strive to have friends or to impress. To me it seems like a braggard and I don't like braggard's. This is why I personally reserve to pass judgement on anyone I first meet until I get to know their personality. Thats usually 5-6 times past the first meet. I, also knowing my own downfalls, warn people, first off my accent is usually not this thick and I am not afraid to speak my mind be it good or bad.
My advice to people is this.... BE YOURSELF. It's not what you have or who you "hang" with but the people and family that surround you that make your life worthwhile. Who cares if this ONE person might not like you. There are BILLIONS of people in this world and the technology to reach out. Stop trying to be something you aren't or can't be but it sounds good at the time.
Ok, enough of my rambling.
JONATHAN: That was awesome Kathaleen. You took the question, and really got into it. Cheers. ;-)
MIKE SAYS: The biggest first impression turn OFF: If they are condescending and display with their body language that they are too good for you.
The biggest first impression turn ON: When someone smiles, makes eye contact, refers to me by name, asks questions of something about me and then says a compliment to me in reference to my character as it pertains to what he or she just asked me.
BECK SAYS: Lacking intelligence and having intelligence!
August 31 Deborah Gibson Little Debbie grew up. Playboy! Deborah was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1970. She has single handedly transcended music and entertainment trends and fads. Deborah stands poised at the top, embarking on the second phase of her hugely successful pop career. Deborah Gibson exploded on the pop music scene at the tender age of 16. She quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a #1 single ("Foolish Beat"), a record which she still proudly holds to this day. Deborah has sold over 16 million albums worldwide to date. Her extraor- dinary career has garnered her #1 Billboard hits, Platinum albums, ASCAP Song- writer of the Year honors, sold-out audiences around the world and rave reviews for her starring roles on Broadway. Graduated with honors from Long Island's Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York. Was a cheerleader. Is the subject of the Pixies song "Make Believe", which resulted from an obsession of Pixies drummer David Lovering. It was written by Frank Black and sung by Lovering. Does Yoga religously. Drives a Mini Cooper.
Birthday's today: Chris Tucker, Gina Schock (Go-Go's), Van Morrison, James Coburn, Bob Welch (Fleetwood Mac), Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Itzhak Perlman, Dan Rather, Zack Ward, Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), Jean Beliveau, Tula (Barry Kenneth Cossey), Richard Gere, Tom Candiotti, Carole Wells, Tom Coughlin, Hideo Nomo, Marcia Clark, Guido de Moor, Jim Bob Howard, Buddy Hackett, Mark Walberg, Jeff Hardy Q of THE WEEK continues: (see Monday-scroll down)
CHRISY SAYS: The worse thing they could do is not look me straight in the eyes when talking to me.
August 30 Cameron Diaz A tall (5' 9"), strikingly attractive blue-eyed natural blonde, Diaz was born in 1972 in San Diego, the daughter of a Cuban-American father and an Anglo- German mother. Self described as "adventurous, independent and a tough kid," Cameron left home at 16 and for the next 5 years lived in such varied locales as Japan, Australia, Mexico, Morocco, and Paris. Returning to California at the age of 21, she was working as a model when she auditioned for a big part in The Mask (1994).To her amazement and despite having no previous acting experience, she was cast as the female lead in the film opposite Jim Carrey. Over the next 3 years, she honed her acting skills in such low budget independent films as The Last Supper (1995); Feeling Minnesota (1996); and Head Above Water (1996). She returned to main stream films in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), in which she held her own against veteran actress Julia Roberts. She earned full fledged star status in 1998 for her performance in the box office smash There's Something About Mary (1998). Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#13) in 1995. Chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful" people in the world(1998). #13 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supple- ment, 2005. #11 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Has a reputation for being late.
Birthday's today: Paul Okenfold, Michael Chiklis, Lewis Black, Peggy Lipton, Niki Chow, Robert Crumb, Lars Fredricksen (Rancid), Robert Parrish, Jayne Irving, Timothy Bottoms, Ricky Sanders, Martin Jackson, Tug McGraw, Sue Macgregor, John McNally (Searchers), Eric Schneider, Matt Bongiovi, Jennifer York, John Peel (R.I.P.), John Phillips (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: "Nice To Meet You": First Impressions (scroll down)
SPACE SAYS: For ME...the BIGGEST turn OFF...TOTALLY is some prick talking about MONEY/STATUS/FLASH CAR OWNED. I hate any form of materialism!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWN!
It doesnt impress me ...it NEVER has!!! I'd rather die a pauper than shag some RICH or even worse WANNABE RICH, BORING, HUMOURLOUS FERRARI/PORSCHE-thingy DRIVING TOSSER!
What turns me ON? HUMOUR. DEFINITELY humour!!!
A mutual PISS-TAKE, coupled obviously with that certain freaky PHERO- MONE THAAAAAAANG...a cheeky wink and smile,...can't resist...GETS ME INTO ALL SORTS OF TROUBLE!!! Especially if the ACCENT is right!!!
lmao (reminisces to a night in Newcastle (UK)...a bar...an Irish amateur footballer...a laff, wink, cheeky grin piss take...an ACCENT. phwoooooarrrrrr!!!)
JOANNA SAYS: Hi Jonathan. Biggest turn-off is avoiding eye contact followed by a weak handshake (fish-paw.) Addressing my chest instead of looking me in the face is also pretty annoying. August 29 Rebecca De Mornay The longtime actress was born in Santa Rosa, Northen California in 1959. She began her acting training in Los Angeles at Lee Strasberg's Institute, became an apprentice at Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Film Studio, and soon thereafter made her film debut opposite Tom Cruise in the box office hit Risky Business (1983), in which she gave a seductive and critically acclaimed performance as a streetwise call girl. She went on to international stardom with her portrayal of a chillingly twisted nanny in the hugely popular The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). Other acclaimed film work includes Runaway Train (1985) (with Jon Voight), The Trip to Bountiful (1985) (with Geraldine Page), Backdraft (1991) (with Kurt Russell). Daughter Of TV talk show host Wally George. They have a very strained relationship. Was engaged to Leonard Cohen. She attended the radically alternative English boarding school "Summerhill". Speaks German fluently. Most recently she played Mrs. Kroeger in "Wedding Crashers" and Philaine in "Lords Of Dogtown".
Birthday's today: Diamanda Galas, Me' Shell NdegeOcello, Elizabeth Fraser, Pim Kops, Michael Jackson, Will Perdue, Lauren Collins, Roy Oswalt, Aaaron Rowand, Eddie Murray, Larissa Meek, Laura Crossley, Tony MacAlpine, Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult), Beth Dover, Robin Leach, Elliott Gould, Sterling Morrison (Velevet Underground), William Friedkin, Chris Copping (Procol Harum), John McCain, Dianah Washington (R.I.P.), GG Allen (R.I.P.) Q of THE WEEK: "Nice To Meet You" (see yesterday)
PAM SAYS: Definate biggest turn off:- date wise is a cheeky bastard who wise cracks constanly giving back handed insults thinking they are being wild and witty.
I do understand that people do this if they are nervous and over compensate by being over confident but it trully makes me want to smack their faces really hard! A definate date killer!
Biggest turn on a person who has made an effort with their appearance and can make me laugh. A shower, clean clothes and a razor sharp intelligent wit get me every time !!!
August 28 LeAnn Rimes LeAnn started singing at age 3, and has sold over 20 million records since. She was born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi. By age 7, LeAnn made her stage debut in a Dallas musical production of "A Christmas Carol". Later, she would sing "The Star Spangled Banner" to open Dallas Cowboys football games. By age 11, LeAnn recorded her first album on an independent label only available in local stores in Dallas: "All That" which featured her signature song "Blue". This got the attention of Curb Records. In 1996, 14-year-old Le- Ann recorded a major-label album. In 1997, LeAnn released "You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs" which debuted on 3 Billboard Magazine charts at the same time: Pop, Country, and Contemporary Christian (that had never been achieved before by a country singer). Was a one time winner on "Star Search" in 1990, in the junior vocalist competition. Ranked #47 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars". Ranked as #50 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. Currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
Birthday's today: Shania Twain, Jack Black, Emma Samms, Jason Priestly, Ann Pira, Lindsay Bloom, Kim Appleby (Mel & Kim), Mary McCartney, Ming-Chen Wang, Rita Dove, Wayne Osmond, Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction), Jodi Carlisle, Rebecca Ramos, Jennifer Coolidge, Daniel Stern, James Aubrey, Ron Guidry, Jamie Black, Carly Pope
�NICE TO MEET YOU�: When you meet someone- for personal OR business reasons-for the very FIRST time what is the biggest turn-off that person can do to you?
Also, what would be the biggest turn-on? In other words-first impression.
TIDDY SAYS: Greetings from the Isle of Man! There are so many things that annoy me about people that I could write a book lol! I will try to think hard about what annoys me the most though - and I will get back to you!
I can tell you what I do like though - that is easy - a firm hand shake and a kiss on each cheek usually goes down well - a glass of champagne - and continuous eye contact!
Nothing worse when you meet someone for the first time and their eyes are wondering about the room looking for their next victim lol.
ELIZABETH SAYS: Hmmm...Well now I'd have to say that the biggest turn off is when I introduce myself to someone and that person is very ill mannered and shakes your hand without a firm- ness to it, and doesn't say "nice to meet you"...and looks away when I'm talking. It makes me feel kinda icky.
Turn on-ish on the other hand, someone who's polite and looks you in the eyes when your talking, not the boobs, carries themselves well, makes you feel comfortable. Somethin' like that.