Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBOs Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia and she is known for her role on The Mentalist television series as Lorelei Martins, accomplice to Red John. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen. com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list, Chriqui was born in Montreal, the daughter of Sephardi Jewish parents from Morocco. Her mother, was born in Casablanca, and her father, Albert, in Rabat and her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition. Chriqui has a brother, and an older sister. When she was almost two, her moved to Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Markham, Ontario, a suburb northeast of the city and her mother, an aesthetician who once told Emmanuelle she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was sixteen years old. As a child, she took acting classes, for which her brother paid, Chriqui attended the drama program at Unionville High School. After high school, Chriqui decided to pursue a career in acting, Chriqui began acting as a 10-year-old in a McDonalds commercial.
She moved to Vancouver in the mid-1990s, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark, forever Knight, Once a Thief, and Psi Factor, Chronicles of the Paranormal. Her first Hollywood role was as a character in Detroit Rock City. Chriquis first feature role was in Chris Kochs Snow Day and she appeared in several movies, such as 100 Girls, Wrong Turn, On the Line and In the Mix. She played Eve in the 2005 comedy National Lampoons Adam & Eve, Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for her performance in 100 Girls and was nominated, with Lance Bass, for a Choice Liplock Teen Choice Award in On the Line. In April 2008, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards, Chriqui starred in several music videos including Hinders Lips of an Angel, Zac Brown Bands Whatever It Is, and Charles Perrys I Could Be the Best Time of Your Life. She threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on June 8,2008, Chriqui was on the cover of the Autumn 2008 issue of Naked Eye.
She appeared in the 2008 film Cadillac Records as Revetta Chess, Chriqui was seen in 2009 as one of several women whose lives interconnect in the comedy Women in Trouble and appeared in its 2010 sequel Elektra Luxx. In 2010, Chriqui joined Showtimes 2011 series, The Borgias and she is the voice of Cheetara in the ThunderCats 2011 animated series. Emmanuelle Chriqui on Twitter Emmanuelle Chriqui at the Internet Movie Database
Anya Marina is a singer-songwriter, based in New York City. Anya Marina was born Anya Marina Kroth in Ann Arbor and was raised in Cupertino and her parents are both University professors, who teach Psychology and Russian Literature. She moved to Los Angeles as an actress and attended classes at the British American Drama Academy. She has acted on television and in films, at university, she worked as a DJ on KSCU, the Universitys radio station, and was the lead singer in the popular Bay Area band. After graduating in 1997, Anya appeared on The Howard Stern Show as Anya the Au Pair, in San Diego Marina played her first open mic night and began to write her own songs. She developed a show that included anecdotes and frank stories told between songs, and continued working as a DJ on the radio in San Diego while playing around town and, later. Her recorded debut was a five-song EP called Exercises in Racketeering, which led to a full-length album, Miss Halfway. Anya subsequently opened for Jason Mraz, Juliana Hatfield and Rhett Miller among others and she was named one of the Best Unsigned acts by the San Diego CityBeat.
Miss Halfway was produced by Scott Russo, the frontman for rockers Unwritten Law, the record eventually earned a San Diego Music Award for Best Recording. On January 20,2009, Marina released her album, Slow & Steady Seduction. The album was produced by Brian Karscig from Louis XIV and Britt Daniel from Spoon, the music video for the albums first single, Move You, was directed by Scott Coffey. On June 8,2009, the video for All The Same To Me, directed by Josh Forbes, in the summer of 2009, Anya was nominated for 3 San Diego Music Awards, Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. On September 10,2009, Move You won the award for Song of the Year, beating out fellow nominees including Jack Tempchin and her song Satellite Heart was featured on the Twilight Saga, New Moon soundtrack. Satellite Heart was released October 8,2009, with the video, that same month, she performed the song at multiple venues on the nationwide New Moon Talent Tour. Marina co-hosted the live MySpace broadcast of the New Moon premiere, Anya was highlighted in an article by CNN. com as an artist poised on the edge of breakout success due to her involvement in the soundtrack.
Marinas cover of Whatever You Like, originally by rapper T. I. was featured on the November 9,2009 episode of Gossip Girl, They Shoot Humphreys, Dont They. In 2009, Marina moved to Portland, Oregon to write and record the album Felony Flats and it was released three years later. In 2012, Marina moved to New York City to write and she co-hosts a humorous podcast about relationships with roommate and comedian Nikki Glaser and comedian Phil Hanley called We Know Nothing
In social psychology, a stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things. These thoughts or beliefs may or may not accurately reflect reality, this is only a fundamental psychological definition of a stereotype. Within psychology and spanning across other disciplines, there are different conceptualizations, some of these definitions share commonalities, though each one may harbor unique aspects that may contradict the others. The term stereotype derives from the Greek words στερεός, solid and τύπος, the term comes from the printing trade and was first adopted in 1798 by Firmin Didot to describe a printing plate that duplicated any typography. The duplicate printing plate, or the stereotype, is used for printing instead of the original, outside of printing, the first reference to stereotype was in 1850, as a noun that meant image perpetuated without change. However, it was not until 1922 that stereotype was first used in the psychological sense by American journalist Walter Lippmann in his work Public Opinion.
Stereotypes and discrimination are understood as related but different concepts, although related, the three concepts can exist independently of each other. Studies of stereotype content examine what people think of others, rather than the reasons, early theories of stereotype content proposed by social psychologists such as Gordon Allport assumed that stereotypes of outgroups reflected uniform antipathy. For instance and Braly argued in their classic 1933 study that ethnic stereotypes were uniformly negative, by contrast, a newer model of stereotype content theorizes that stereotypes are frequently ambivalent and vary along two dimensions and competence. Warmth and competence are respectively predicted by lack of competition and status, groups that do not compete with the in-group for the same resources are perceived as warm, whereas high-status groups are considered competent. The groups within each of the four combinations of high and low levels of warmth, the model explains the phenomenon that some out-groups are admired but disliked, whereas others are liked but disrespected.
This model was tested on a variety of national and international samples and was found to reliably predict stereotype content. Early studies suggested that stereotypes were only used by rigid, stereotyping can serve cognitive functions on an interpersonal level, and social functions on an intergroup level. For stereotyping to function on a level, an individual must see themselves as part of a group. Craig McGarty, Russell Spears, and Vincent Y, Yzerbyt argued that the cognitive functions of stereotyping are best understood in relation to its social functions, and vice versa. Stereotypes can help make sense of the world and they are a form of categorization that helps to simplify and systematize information. Thus, information is easily identified, predicted. Stereotypes are categories of objects or people, between stereotypes, objects or people are as different from each other as possible
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austens plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of social standing. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma and she wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began another, eventually titled Sanditon, but died before its completion. Her novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously, a significant transition in her posthumous reputation occurred in 1869, fifty-two years after her death, when her nephews publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider audience. Austen has inspired a number of critical essays and literary anthologies.
Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940s Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions and Sensibility, Jane Austens use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary have earned her great and historical importance to critics and scholars. The Bank of England has confirmed that the face of the new plastic £10 note will be Austen, the notes are expected to be released in summer 2017. There is little information about Jane Austens life except the few letters that survive. During her lifetime Austen wrote approximately 3,000 letters but only about 160 survive, many of the letters were written to Austens older sister Cassandra, who in 1843 burned the greater part of them and cut pieces out of those she kept. Cassandra believed that in the interest of tact and Janes penchant for forthrightness, the paucity of record of Austens life leaves modern biographers little to work with. The situation was compounded as successive generations of the family expunged and sanitized the already opaque details of Austens biography, Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, on 16 December 1775.
She was born a month than her parents expected, her father wrote of her arrival in a letter that her mother certainly expected to have brought to bed a month ago. He added that her arrival was particularly welcome as a companion to her sister. The winter of 1776 was particularly harsh and it was not until 5 April that she was baptised at the church with the single name Jane. For much of Janes life, George Austen served as the rector of the Anglican parishes at Steventon, and he came from an old and wealthy family of wool merchants. Over the centuries as each generation of eldest sons received inheritances their wealth was consolidated and he and his two sisters were orphaned as children and had to be taken in by relatives. His sister Philadelphia went to India to find a husband and George entered St Johns College, Oxford on a fellowship and she came from the prominent Leigh family, her father was rector at All Souls College, where she grew up among the gentry
100 Girls (comics)
100 Girls is a comic book series created by Adam Gallardo and Todd Demong, and published by Arcana Studio. Sylvia Mark is a girl who feels like an outcast from the other kids her age. She skipped two grades, is strong, and has Olympic-level gymnastic agility. Sylvia feels incomplete, and occasionally has strange dreams, night after night these dreams seem to be harbingers of something dark. What she does not know is that she is just one of one hundred girls created as part of a genetics experiment, eight girls were taken out of the facility, and grew up secretly across the country, Sylvia was one of them
Shoot 'Em Up (film)
Shoot Em Up is a 2007 action film, starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, and Monica Bellucci. The film is about a drifter who rescues a newborn from being killed by an assassin, the drifter flees from the gang, enlisting the help of a prostitute to keep the baby safe as he unravels the conspiracy. The film was written and directed by Michael Davis and produced by Susan Montford, Don Murphy, the film was released on September 7,2007. Despite receiving generally positive reviews, the film underperformed at the box office and it went on to become a cult film. At a bus stop in a part of town, a drifter named Smith sees a pregnant woman fleeing a hitman. Following them into a warehouse, Smith murders the hitman by stabbing him in the face with a carrot, as more thugs arrive, the woman starts to give birth, and Smith is forced to deliver the womans baby during a shootout. Pursued by head assassin Karl Hertz, the woman is shot and killed, leaving the baby in a park, Smith hopes someone will adopt the child, only for a passing woman to be killed by a shot from Hertzs sniper rifle.
Realizing Hertz is trying to kill the baby, Smith saves him, Hertz arrives at the brothel shortly after and tortures Donna for information, only for Smith to return and kill Hertzs henchmen. Taking Donna to his hideout, Smith realizes that the baby stops crying when he hears heavy metal music, followed by Hertz, Smith is forced to shoot his way out of his hideout, before he and Donna head to a nearby club. Hiding in a room and Donna are attacked by masked men during sex. Before he pursues this clue, Smith takes Donna and Oliver to a war museum, Smith booby-traps the entire facility, allowing him to kill the thugs and escape. Smith soon notices an article on Senator Harry Rutledge, a presidential candidate campaigning for stricter gun laws, Smith deduces Rutledge has cancer and requires a bone marrow transplant, which is why he had surrogates impregnated with his sperm, and why Hertz and Hammerson want Oliver dead. If the infants die, the Senator will not receive a donation, Smith tells Donna to leave town, before Smith contacts one of Rutledges henchmen to request an appointment.
Meeting aboard a plane, the Senator confirms Smiths suspicions, only for Smith to notice dog hair on his trousers, discerning the hair belongs to Duchess, and that the Senator struck a deal with Hammerson, Smith takes Rutledge hostage, only for Hertz and Hammerson to appear. Escaping from Hertz, Smith kills the Senator and leaps from the aircraft with a parachute, killing several pursuing henchmen, Smith is shot and, after safely landing, soon collapses due to his injuries. Smith subsequently awakes in Hammersons mansion, Hertz tortures Smith, breaking his fingers to learn where he sent Donna and Oliver. As Hertz prepares to cut Smiths eyes, Smith manages to break free and struggling to use his gun, Smith places live rounds between his broken fingers and, by detonating them using a fireplace and critically wounds Hertz. As Smith and Hertz both grab pistols and struggle to kill each other, Smith manages to fire first and kill Hertz, boarding a bus with Duchess, Smith soon stops at an ice-cream parlor, where he finds Donna working as a waitress while watching Oliver
Strawberry 100% is a Japanese harem manga series written and illustrated by Mizuki Kawashita. The series licensing rights were acquired by Viz Media, first publishing the series in Germany after partnering with publishing house Tokyopop. The series was released in North America, with the latest English release being the fourteenth volume on October 5,2010. The manga was adapted into an anime and several OVAs by Japanese animation studio Madhouse. The anime aired on Animax and TV Asahi from April 2005 to July 2005, a sequel manga has been planned and is set to run in the Shōnen Jump Giga manga anthology. Strawberry 100% chronicles the years of Junpei Manaka, a student and aspiring movie director. She leaves before he can talk to her, but he finds a nearby, belonging to Aya Toujou. The two become friends with the ambition of turning great stories into movies. Thinking that Tsukasa Nishino, the most popular girl in his school, might be the girl, he asks her out in a bold confession at the chin-up bar.
He realizes Tsukasa is not the girl but chooses to continue their relationship anyway. He places into Izumizaka High, but learns that Aya has given up an offer to the prestigious Oumi Academy to attend Izumizaka with him, at Izumizaka, Junpei encounters a feisty girl named Satsuki Kitaoji. The two become friends because of common interests, but Satsuki falls in love with him, Junpei tries to join the film club but learns it has been disbanded. He revives the club thanks to Aya and his school friends as members. Junpei discovers that his childhood friend Yu Minamoto is moving into his familys home, the film club make one film each year, each written by Aya and directed by Junpei, which is screened at the school festival. Satsuki stars in their first film, Tsukasa is the heroine of their second film, over the course of his high school life Junpei experiences many awkward moments involving the four girls in his life. Even though he is seeing Tsukasa, he has feelings for Aya, Tsukasa grows impatient and breaks up with him.
During this time Junpei and Ayas mutual feelings start to grow, things get more complicated as the students enter their third year and face education and career choices. Tsukasa plans to become a patissier in Paris and Aya decides to go to the same college Junpei has chosen and she even goes to the same cram school as him even though their friends disagree with her decision to give up better schools just to help Junpei make films
Monster Man (film)
Monster Man is a 2003 American comedy horror film written and directed by Michael Davis and stars Eric Jungmann, Justin Urich, Aimee Brooks, and Michael Bailey Smith. In Latin America was released with the title Wrong Turn 2 Adam, after an encounter with a hearse, the two stop at a pub. They see a monster truck rally on TV and Harley mocks the people watching it, as they are driving away, a giant monster truck drives them off the road. Later on, they have to siphon gasoline from an abandoned RV, however, it is revealed that the RV has a mutilated body inside and the RV is surrounded by truck tracks that form a pentagram. Adam sees the driver and Harley urinates in the cab of the monster truck before they speed away. At a hotel and Harley wake up with roadkill in their beds, Sarah eventually has sex with Adam. Later, they witness the monster truck run over a man, and they meet a man missing an arm who tells them the creature in the monster truck takes peoples limbs, the three drive through a ghost town with many scarecrows.
They find a diner at the end of the town and begin to eat, after being chased by the man in the monster truck, their car is destroyed. Adam and Sarah run into the woods and the man follows them and he finally catches up with them and shoves Harley into a tree, supposedly killing him, and kidnaps Sarah. Adam follows him to a covered with pentagrams, severed limbs. Adam finally finds Sarah and tries to escape, but Sarah knocks him unconscious and the man, are brother and sister. They tie Adam to a table while the corpse with the midsection, explains that Bob accidentally ran him over, crushing his midsection. Sarah says she stitched Fred up and used magic to bring him back to life. Fred explains that they can use other peoples limbs to add to his own body as long as the donor stays alive, Sarah says that they needed someone easy to prepare and Adam was the right person. Previous events begin to make sense to Adam, Adam manages to escape and kills Sarah by slashing her throat. He cuts Fred in half when he gets up and starts to attack him, Bob chases Adam, but is run over by his own monster truck driven by Harley.
Harley remarks he was playing dead and apologizes to Adam for everything he did to him since the beginning of the film and he offers Adam the chance to drive Bobs monster truck, to which Adam happily agrees. Adam runs over Bob with the truck repeatedly for hours
Panties in American English are a form of underwear worn by women. Panties are most often form-fitting, but may be loose, typical components include an elastic waistband, a crotch panel to cover the genital area, and a pair of leg openings that, like the waistband, are often made of elastic. Various materials are used, but are chosen to be breathable. In Australia, mens underpants are often referred to as undies, the term is little used in the United States and Canada, where the term panties is usually favoured. In the UK, the pants is used for both men and womens underwear. Panties are classified into various styles based on such as the amount of rear coverage, width at the sides. These categories are not necessarily distinct and usage may vary somewhat among brands, Briefs rise to the waist, or just below the navel, classic briefs feature sides that extend below the hip. Sometimes these are called granny panties by young women, high-cut briefs are designed with sides that are somewhat narrower.
Control briefs are designed to offer support while giving a slimmer appearance and this type usually contains a stretch material such as spandex and may extend above the waist. Hipsters are worn lower down on the body, with the waistband around the hips, boyleg are styled after mens boxer briefs and have short legs extending below the crotch. Bikinis, like hipsters, sit at hip level, but the fabric of the sections is narrower. The crotch is extended to the back of the wearer and a strip of fabric fits between the buttocks, becoming wider towards the top. The G-string has a string at the back, which connects the crotch to the waistband. Panties are made of a variety of materials and fabrics, including satin, silk, PVC, nylon, lace, leather, latex and polyester. Construction typically consists of two pieces that are joined by seams at the crotch and sides, a gusset is often in the crotch, with the waistband. If wearing low shapewear, or a girdle, with attached garters, the earliest known use of underwear that resembles modern panties dates back to 4,400 B. C.
during the Badari period in Egypt. Statuettes found in Badari tombs show the modern panty as it is known today, most modern cultures have created their own style of underwear, but modern panties closely resemble those that adorn Badarian statuettes. Bloomers Camiknickers French knickers Going commando Pantalettes Underwear fetishism Media related to Womens knickers at Wikimedia Commons
Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Joy Turner on the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl and she has appeared in films such as Poison Ivy, The New Seduction, Joe Dirt, DOA, Dead or Alive, and I Love You, Man. She is currently in the cast of the CBS sitcom, Pressly was born in Kinston, North Carolina, the daughter of Brenda Sue, a dance instructor, and James Liston Pressly, a car salesman. In 1992, she moved with her family to Costa Mesa and she spent her childhood and early teenage years training as a gymnast, which led her to modeling jobs. At age fourteen, Pressly appeared on her first cover, Teen Magazine, at fifteen, she left school and went to Japan on a modeling contract. She succeeded in having herself legally emancipated from her parents at the age of fifteen so she could travel to Japan, Pressly starred as Violet in the 1997 film Poison Ivy, The New Seduction. In 1998 she starred as Nikki on the short-lived TV series Push, from 1999-2001, she played Audrey on the drama series Jack and Jill.
Pressly starred in the independent film Poor White Trash, playing scheming gold-digger Sandy Lake, in 2001, she was made the new spokesmodel for Liz Claiborne Cosmetics and its fragrance Lucky You. In 2002, she was ranked #8 in Stuff magazines 102 Sexiest Women in the World, in 2003, she launched a lingerie line, JAime, which became a full sleepwear and ready-to-wear line. In 2006, Maxim magazine named her #34 on its annual list, Pressly posed nude for the March 1998 and February 2004 issues of Playboy. She appeared nude in the May 2006 issue of Allure, Pressly guest-starred in episodes of several TV shows. She appeared in an episode of the prank series Punkd, in 2005, Pressly was cast in the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl, as Joy Turner. In 2007, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show, Pressly sang Fever in an appearance with the band The Pussycat Dolls. She has appeared in a number of videos, including The Space Between by Dave Matthews Band, Girls of Summer by Aerosmith.
On May 31,2006, she hosted the first annual VH1 Rock Honors, Pressly was a producer, as well as a star, in the 2005 movie Death to the Supermodels. She hosted the October 7,2006, episode of Saturday Night Live, on December 3,2009, it was announced that she would guest-star on an upcoming episode of the CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement. She would play a possible surrogate mother for Jeff and Audrey and she reprised her role in the fifth-season premiere. She appeared in the Fox sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter, in July 2012, Pressly starred in Jimbo Lees Abby in the Summer
Eight Days a Week (film)
Eight Days a Week is a 1997 comedy film written and directed by Michael Davis. The title is taken from the Beatles song of the same name, the film features Dishwallas 1996 hit Counting Blue Cars. Peter is infatuated with his friend and next-door neighbor Erica. Based on advice from his grandfather, Peter decides to camp on Ericas lawn until she realizes that she loves him, during his summer-long wait, he frequently comments on their neighborhood