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Celebrity Romance: A Hollywood Love That Truly Lasted

A legend left the building this week.

At the age of 83, actor Paul Newman lost his battle with cancer.

Everyone will remember his amazing blue eyes, his acting ability, and the best salad dressing ever invented.

But it is his love for his wife, Joanne Woodward that will long remain in the memories of his fans. This couple truly stands out among Hollywood’s elite.

In 1953, Paul was an aspiring actor on the Broadway stage in the production of Picnic. Joanne was an understudy for the production. At the time Paul was married to his first wife, Jackie Witte. They later divorced, and Paul married Joanne the same year she won the Oscar for the Three Faces of Eve.

Paul was never shy in admitting he had the best of the best of women. He once likened Joanne to a fine steak to which other women could never compare. On their wedding day, his new wife drank from a silver cup with the inscription, “So you wound up with Apollo. If he’s sometimes hard to swallow, use this.”

They starred in several films together, but left Hollywood to raise their family in Connecticut. Although they were different, they somehow made it work. Joanne didn’t interfere with Paul’s love for racing cars. Although it was dangerous, she loved him enough to let him fulfill his passions.

The world has truly lost a gifted actor, and Joanne Woodward has lost her best friend. Hollywood will never be the same without him.

Why not rent one of Paul Newman’s classics this weekend?

Paul Newman Bio

Music To Your Baby’s Ears

Music is one of the most accessible art forms around. Children of all ages can listen to music and benefit from the experiences they have. It can be a group activity or it can be an individual activity. Toddlers in particular have been shown to benefit from being exposed to all kinds of music. It can trigger cognitive activity, making it easier for young children to learn and grow.

Classical music has been rumored to have the greatest effect on babies and infants. While it doesn’t guarantee that your child will be a genius, listening classical music acts like a wake-up call for the mind. Researchers have shown that listeners are temporarily alert after hearing classical music. While it has no long lasting effects, it can make your child more aware and allow them to learn more effectively. All in all, the benefits of listening to classical music are undeniable.

Music does not only help strengthen the powers of the mind. More than being an intellectual helper, music is an emotional tool that children and adults can use their whole lives. Exposing kids to music early on teaches them about the outlet for feelings that it can provide. If you open the doors to a musical lifestyle early on, then your child will always have that to depend on. Early childhood is also a good time to give children the option of learning a musical instrument, such as piano. Lessons teach discipline, and structure, and they will allow children to explore their abilities.

Something for Everyone

It’s that time of year again! Finally, all our favorite television shows are returning to the air, and this promises to be a season of exciting drama for everyone.

An uncommonly diverse selection of programs is fighting for public attention in the time slots. Whatever type of television you enjoy, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your cravings in the current line-up of shows.

Classic melodramas such as Desperate Housewives and Ugly Betty are back full throttle, with season openers that impressed viewers across the country.

And then there are the medical dramas. Grey’s Anatomy provided a juicy fifth season premiere. ER, which first aired in 1994, also began another season last week. What is it about doctors and medicine that makes for such dependably good television?

Several sitcoms are also experiencing success in prime-time brackets. These half-hour installments have been winning the hearts of viewers for quite a while. 30 Rock, the Office, and The New Adventures of Old Christine were all nominated for Emmys this year.

A more recent addition to the traditional genres of television is reality TV. This wide-ranging style of entertainment has been slowly addicting viewers for the past decade, and continues to premiere each season with more outrageous concepts. The Real Housewives of Orange County, one of Bravo’s most recent investments, has raked in viewers since its debut last year.

The point is that television bridges all gaps. Whatever satisfies your personal taste can surely be found among the hundreds of options presented to modern viewing audiences.

Celebrity Romance: A Hollywood Love that Truly Lasted

A legend left the building this week.

At the age of 83, actor Paul Newman lost his battle with cancer.

Everyone will remember his amazing blue eyes, his acting ability, and the best salad dressing ever invented.

But it is his love for his wife, Joanne Woodward that will long remain in the memories of his fans. This couple truly stands out among Hollywood’s elite.

In 1953, Paul was an aspiring actor on the Broadway stage in the production of Picnic. Joanne was an understudy for the production. At the time Paul was married to his first wife, Jackie Witte. They later divorced, and Paul married Joanne the same year she won the Oscar for the Three Faces of Eve.

Paul was never shy in admitting he had the best of the best of women. He once likened Joanne to a fine steak to which other women could never compare. On their wedding day, his new wife drank from a silver cup with the inscription, “So you wound up with Apollo. If he’s sometimes hard to swallow, use this.”

They starred in several films together, but left Hollywood to raise their family in Connecticut. Although they were different, they somehow made it work. Joanne didn’t interfere with Paul’s love for racing cars. Although it was dangerous, she loved him enough to let him fulfill his passions.

The world has truly lost a gifted actor, and Joanne Woodward has lost her best friend. Hollywood will never be the same without him.

Why not rent one of Paul Newman’s classics this weekend?

Paul Newman Bio

Overexposed Celebrities

Let’s face it, there are some celebs who would be totally forgotten with the constant media spotlight. On the other hand, there are celebrities who seem to attract attention even without wanting to.

If there was a contest to determine the most overexposed celeb, Britney Spears would win hands down. Her exploits have been well documented so there is no need to go into them here.

The Paris Hilton train seems like it will never run out of steam. The latest bit of coal of the fire; Paris Hilton’s My New BFF. Hilton insists this is a genuine search, and not just for ratings.

Tom Cruise: His antics have sparked controversy and inspired late night jokes in equal measure. His public war of words with Brooke Shields seemed to turn off many female fans. He has since apologized and has embarked on an image repair campaign.

Nicole Richie: Where to begin. An eating disorder, arrests for driving under the influence, a public falling out with Paris Hilton (hence the new search I guess). Her fans probably breathed a collective sigh of relief when she found a stable relationship and gave birth to daughter Harlow.

Donald Trump: Well what can anyone say about this shameless self promoter that hasn’t already been said? He seems to have had public spats with everyone from Martha Stewart to Rosie O’Donnell. Let’s face it, The Donald never does anything quietly.

Lindsay Lohan: Once a child star with tremendous potential, Lindsay has become a prime tabloid target. Stories of drug use, drunk driving and a public rebuke by a studio boss have left many scratching their heads.

Jessica Simpson: She is a reality TV star, she sings, and she also acts… badly some say. There is no denying her legions of fans, but with film roles, a new album and another highly publicized romance, she risks everyone saying ‘enough.’

While celebrities need attention for their careers to thrive, the old credo that any publicity is good publicity doesn’t ring true. Some celebrities could certainly benefit from a little time out of the public eye. Still, this may not be an easy task, as once the paparazzi have set their sights on a celeb, they don’t let go; unless of course, an even juicier story turns up.

Paparazzi, maybe

Paparazzi, maybe