As The World Churns6/13
As The World Churns6/13
By Bob Nicolaides, email: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
An alleged plan to assassinate Phanar Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Vartholomeos is being investigated by an Ankara public prosecutor, private broadcaster NTV reported on May 10.
The investigation was launched after a letter was sent from the Central Anatolia province of Kayseri, claiming that the Istanbul-based patriarch would be the target of an assassination attempt on May 29, the 560th anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest by Mehmet the Conqueror, a testy time for Greeks and Turks.
A man was detained and police forces were searching for two others. The suspects recently arrived in Istanbul from Kayseri, police sources said.
One of the detained suspects, identified only as S.A., denied the charges and said he was in Istanbul to visit his relatives and he had no intention or plan of murdering Vartholomeos……Ted Sarandos, at 48 is helping create the future of entertainment in his field by virtue of his position as the Netflix Chief Content Officer…
Rita Wilson can’t wait for her pal Jennifer Aniston’s wedding to Justin Theroux. Wilson, who is married to Tom Hanks and a close pal of Jennifer, is extremely excited to dance the night away when the ‘Friends’ star ties the knot.
The couple are said to have reportedly moved their wedding date to August in order to not clash with Aniston’s ex-husband Brad Pitt’s nuptials to Angelina Jolie who recently made worldwide boobs… I mean news with her mastectomy.
ANI also reports that Jennifer Aniston will be stripping off on the big screen. The stunning actress plays a lap-dancer in new comedy ‘We’re The Millers’, the Daily Star reported. And film fans will see Jennifer shed her clothes on the big screen.
The 44-year-old actress revealed that filming the scenes forced her out of her comfort zone. The ‘Friends’ star insisted that she danced in high school and in her 20s, but she has never done stripping.
“This fabulous dance instructor just pulled the inner stripper out of me,” Aniston added. In the film, which is due out in August, her character poses as the wife of a dope dealer, played by funny-man Jason Sudeikis, 37, on a road trip to Mexico.
Now don’t panic, the couple are still happy as Larry and are merely pushing the wedding back a few months because they can’t agree on the size of their nuptials, according to the Daily Mail. Apparently the former Friends star wants a big ceremony while Justin is holding out for a more intimate do.
On the other hand, in his new cover story with Esquire magazine, 49-year-old thespian Brad Pitt discussed being on drugs and a lesser version of himself while with Aniston.
“For a long time I thought I did too much damage – drug damage. I was a bit of a drifter,” he said. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity. It was a conscious change.”
Now the same guy admits having a sickness of a sort-maybe a remnant of that period in his life, which makes him forget any one he meets after he’s done with that conversation. He uses a Greek word to describe that, which is Prosopagnosia. Now, could it be that he learned that word from his first spouse? Very doubtful. I don’t think she knows what it means herself…..
Actor Billy Zane with his girlfriend, model Candice Neil. He says they’ll tie the knot in Greece this year, perhaps on an island, to honor the heritage of his Greek parents…
If anyone has recollections of movies of the 30s then they must remember the Orson Wells picture Citizen Kane in which George Coulouris plays a role. Or the 1939 movie Swing Times in which Greek actor George Metaxa participates…..
Zach Galifianakis is aided by real ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the spoof of the drama series, on SNL and is beaten by Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms in a Jennifer Aniston look-alike contest.
But the real surprise is that the Hollywood funnyman is taking a woman he rescued from homelessness to the premiere of “The Hangover Part III.” There’s no joke in his surprising act of generosity.
He often stops by her flat he pays rent for to take her to lunch and reportedly he has taken her to premieres before…Olympia Dukakis was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Pantages Theater for her amazing work on stage. The ceremony coincided with Greek America Foundation’s Gabby Awards of which Dukakis is a supporter and board member……
Another step in Charlie Crist’s political evolution is complete. The former Florida governor endorsed gay marriage. “I most certainly support marriage equality in Florida and look forward to the day it happens here,” the Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat wrote on his Facebook page.
Crist is considered a potential candidate against Gov. Rick Scott (R) in 2014.. But questions have lingered about his record on gay rights; in 2006 he signed a petition in favor of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and adoption in the state. He reaffirmed his support for the ban in 2008. In his Facebook post, Crist did not discuss when or why his personal views on the issue have changed.
British pop veterans Depeche Mode blew Greek fans away Friday, May 10th with a gutsy performance at Attica’s Terra Vibe Park venue in Malakasa, Attica, in what was one of the season’s first great open-air summer gigs near the Greek capital.
With support bands ‘Space Blanket’ and Essex-based F.O.X. warming up the packed audience, Depeche Mode hit the stage to riotous applause and kept the crowds electrified for more than two and a half hours with favorites from their 1993 album ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ and tracks from the more recent ‘Delta Machine’, ending with “Never Let Me Down Again.
“There’s a few more European cities on tap before the band crosses the Atlantic for its North American tour….The lead singer of the metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempting to hire a hit man, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said. Authorities said Tim Lambesis tried to contract an undercover detective to kill his estranged wife.
He is charged with solicitation of another to commit murder, reported CNN. As I Lay Dying was nominated in 2008 for a Grammy Award for best metal performance. They have released seven studio albums and a live CD, according to their website….
Among the highlights of the entertainment and shows taking place this summer in Athens are the 36th Book Festival at Pedion tou Areos from May 24 to June 9, an international jazz festival at Technolopolis on May 31- June 2, the Athens Garden Festival on June 15-18 at the National Gardens, the 2nd World Music festival on July 15-19, and a month-long street theatre festival taking place in Athens’ squares and pedestrian roads starting on September 7.
Michelin Two-star French Chef Jacques Divellec was welcoming guests and presenting his prize-winning gastronomic preparations through May 11 at the Première restaurant of the Athenaeum InterContinental in Athens suggesting the outstanding items on the menu degustation, in full view of the Acropolis and Lycabettus….
On video, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas owners of Alinea, Next and the Aviary talk about everything, from renewing a 10-year lease for Alinea’s space, to their thoughts on the Michelin Stars and 50 Best restaurant list.