Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award nominee and three-time Tony Award nominee, she won her first Emmy Award in 2002 for Wild Iris, from 2010–13, she starred in the Showtime series The Big C, which won her a fourth Emmy in 2013. She is a two-time Golden Globe Award winner and she made her screen debut in the 1992 film Lorenzos Oil, and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for You Can Count on Me, Kinsey and The Savages. Her other films include Primal Fear, The Truman Show, Mystic River, Love Actually and The Squid and the Whale. Her mother, Miriam Anderson Ann Perse, was a nurse who worked at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, linneys paternal great-great-grandfather was Republican U. S. Linney grew up in modest circumstances, living with her mother in a small one-bedroom apartment and she has a half-sister, from her fathers second marriage. She is a 1982 graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, a preparatory school in New England. Linney graduated from Brown in 1986 and she went on to study acting at the Juilliard School as a member of Group 19, which included Jeanne Tripplehorn.
Linney received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the commencement address in 2009. Linney first appeared in roles in a few early 1990s films, including Lorenzos Oil and Dave. She was cast in a series of thrillers, including Congo, Primal Fear. She made her Hollywood breakthrough in 1998, playing Jim Carreys on-screen wife in The Truman Show, Linney was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2000 film You Can Count on Me. The same year, she appeared in the role of an artists model in the low-budget film Maze with Rob Morrow. In 2003, Linney appeared in notable films, including The Life of David Gale, Love Actually. The latter film earned her a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and her 2004 performance in Kinsey, again as the title characters wife, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2005, Linney starred in the horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the comedy-drama The Squid, for the latter role, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
In 2006, Linney appeared in the political satire Man of the Year, the comedy Driving Lessons, Jindabyne was based on Raymond Carvers short story So Much Water so Close to Home. She received a third Academy Award nomination for The Savages, this time for Best Actress, in 2008, Linney starred in The Other Man, opposite Liam Neeson, with whom she had starred in Kinsey and Love Actually, and Antonio Banderas
Thomas Tom Bergeron is an American television personality and game show host. He is best known as the host of the 21 Day Fix infomercial, Americas Funniest Home Videos and he has hosted Hollywood Squares, and a fill-in host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He is the winner of both a Daytime Emmy Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award, Bergeron was born in Haverhill, the son of Kay and Ray Bergeron. He is of French-Canadian and Irish descent and his first job in broadcasting was as a disc jockey at local radio station WHAV, in his home town of Haverhill, Massachusetts. He became a popular radio DJ in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire in the early 1980s on Portsmouths WHEB and his popularity led to additional TV and radio auditions. One of his first jobs on television was as host of a game show, Granite State Challenge. He moved to the Boston market in February 1982, joining WBZ-TV as a general on-air personality, in 1984, he landed the hosting spot on Lottery Live, the nightly drawings of the Massachusetts State Lottery games.
By January 1987, while working in these roles, Bergeron added People Are Talking to his duties. He replaced outgoing host Buzz Luttrell on the afternoon talk show. While Ron Cantera took over as host of 4 Today, Bergeron remained lottery host until drawings moved to WNEV-TV in September 1987, Bergeron additionally served as the original host of WBZs weekend morning teenage discussion series Rap-Around from 1987 to 1989. By the early 1990s, Bergeron was seen as a figure in Boston television. It was there he had a radio show called The Tom Bergeron Show. When People Are Talking ended a successful 13-year run in June 1993, Bergeron remained on WBZ-TV as commentator and lifestyle reporter for the stations expanded hour-long noon newscast. In early 1994, Bergeron briefly surfaced as a morning host on Bostons soft-rock station WMJX, in June 1994, Bergeron left WBZ when he was hired by the new FX cable network. He had been selected to co-host a morning show for them, called Breakfast Time. Hosting with Laurie Hibberd, the show became successful on the upstart cable network.
In September 1996, the moved to Fox and became Fox After Breakfast. Bergeron and Hibberd continued with the show for one year on Fox, the show was renewed in 1997, with new host Vicki Lawrence, a new set and modified format, it became The Vicki Lawrence Show
Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin III is an American actor, writer and comedian. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, Baldwin first gained recognition appearing on seasons 6 and 7 of the CBS television drama Knots Landing, in the role of Joshua Rush. His performance in the 2003 romantic drama The Cooler garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Baldwin co-starred in Mission, Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth installment of the Mission, Impossible series, released on July 31,2015. He is a columnist for The Huffington Post, since 2016, he has been the host of Match Game. He has three brothers, Daniel and Stephen, who became actors. He has two sisters and Jane, Alec and his siblings were raised as Roman Catholics. They are of English, Scottish, French-Canadian, Baldwin attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa and played football there under Coach Bob Reifsnyder. In New York City, Baldwin worked as a busboy at the disco Studio 54, from 1976 to 1979, he attended George Washington University, afterward transferring to New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts.
There he studied with, among others, Geoffrey Horne and Mira Rostova at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in a revival of Joe Ortons Loot alongside Zoë Wanamaker, Željko Ivanek, Joseph Maher, and Charles Keating. This production closed after three months, Baldwin received an Emmy nomination for the 1995 television version of the production, in which both he and Jessica Lange reprised their roles, alongside John Goodman and Diane Lane. In 1998, Baldwin played the role in Macbeth at The Public Theater alongside Angela Bassett. In 2004, Baldwin starred in a revival of Twentieth Century with Anne Heche, on June 9,2005, he appeared in a concert version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific at Carnegie Hall. He starred as Luther Billis, alongside Reba McEntire as Nellie, the production was taped and telecast by PBS on April 26,2006. In 2006, Baldwin made theater news in Roundabout Theatre Companys Off-Broadway revival of Joe Ortons Entertaining Mr.
Sloane. In 2010, Baldwin starred opposite Sam Underwood in an acclaimed revival of Peter Shaffers Equus, directed by Tony Walton at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Baldwin has returned to Broadway as Harold in Orphans, the show, which opened April 18,2013, was to have starred Shia LaBeouf as Treat, but LaBoeuf left the production in rehearsals and was replaced by Ben Foster. Baldwins first acting role was as Billy Aldrich in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors from 1980 to 1982, in fall 1983, he starred in the short-lived television series Cutter to Houston. He went on to appear as the brother of Valene Ewing, in 1986, Baldwin starred in Dress Gray, a four-hour made-for-television miniseries, as an honest cadet sergeant who tries to solve the mystery of a murdered gay classmate
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 20,2009. CBS broadcast the Primetime event and E. broadcast the Creative Arts event, the nominations were announced on July 16,2009. On July 13,2009, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that Neil Patrick Harris would host the Primetime ceremony, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for prime time were hosted by Kathy Griffin on September 12. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards earned a 4.2 rating in the 18–49 demo,30 Rock became the sixth show to win Outstanding Comedy Series three consecutive years, winning three major awards on that night. 30 Rock made history when it smashed the record for most major nominations by a series with 18. The Cosby Show had held the record of 13 since 1986, the 18 major nominations became the third biggest record of all time, behind Roots record number of 21 in 1977 and NYPD Blues mark of 19 in 1994. The drama field crowned the champion, AMCs Mad Men. It won two awards on that night. After airing for fifteen seasons, ER went out a winner as its series finale won for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and this was the first major win for ER since 2001.
History was made by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Amazing Race would lose the following year
Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American character actor and producer. He has won two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, Giamatti was born June 6,1967, in New Haven, the youngest of three children. His father, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was a Yale University professor who became president of the university. His mother, Toni Marilyn Giamatti, was a homemaker and English teacher who taught at Hopkins School and had previously acted. His paternal grandfathers family were Italian immigrants from Telese Terme, the surname was originally spelled Giammattei. The rest of Giamattis ancestry is German, English, French and his paternal grandmother had deep roots in New England, dating back to the colonial era. His brother, Marcus, is an actor, and his sister, Giamatti was first educated at The Foote School and graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall in 1985. He attended Yale University, where he was elected to the Skull and he was active in the undergraduate theater scene, working alongside fellow actors and Yale students Ron Livingston and Edward Norton.
He graduated in 1989 with a degree in English, and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. In 1997, Giamatti landed in his first high-profile role as Kenny Pig Vomit Rushton in the adaptation of Howard Sterns Private Parts. Stern praised Giamattis performance often on his program, calling for him to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1998, Giamatti appeared in a number of supporting roles in the films, The Truman Show, Saving Private Ryan. In 1999, he played Bob Zmuda and Tony Clifton in Miloš Formans Andy Kaufman biopic, Giamatti continued steadily during the early 2000s by appearing in major studio releases including Big Mommas House, Planet of the Apes and Big Fat Liar. In 2003, Giamatti began to earn critical acclaim after his role in the film American Splendor. In 2004, Giamatti gained mainstream recognition and fame with the 2004 independent romantic comedy Sideways and his portrayal of a depressed writer vacationing in the Santa Barbara wine country garnered him a Golden Globe nomination and an Independent Spirit Award.
Following the commercial success of Sideways, Giamatti appeared in Cinderella Man and he was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture. Giamatti had his first major role in a movie in the 2007 film Shoot Em Up, while starring in The Nanny Diaries. That same year, he starred in the independent film Pretty Bird, Giamatti received his second Golden Globe win for his role in the 2010 film, Barneys Version
Tin Man (miniseries)
Tin Man is a 2007 four-and-a-half-hour miniseries co-produced by RHI Entertainment and Sci Fi Channel original pictures that was broadcast in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel in three parts. The first part aired on December 2, and the two parts airing on the following nights. It was released to DVD on March 11,2008, the year it was rebroadcast in the United Kingdom, Australia. It focuses on the adventures of a waitress named DG who is pulled into a magical realm called the O. Z. ruled by the tyrannical sorceress Azkadellia. Together with her companions Glitch and Cain, DG journeys to uncover her lost memories, and foil Azkadellias plot to trap the O. Z. in eternal darkness. It was nominated for nine Emmy awards, winning one, and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award. Critics gave it mixed reviews, with praising the acting, soundtrack. DG is a waitress who feels that she does not fit into her Kansas farm life and has visions of a lavender-eyed woman warning her that a storm is coming.
Her visions are realized when the sorceress Azkadellia, tyrannical ruler of the O. Z. sends her Longcoat soldiers through a storm to kill DG. DG escapes through the storm into the O. Z, DG receives a magical symbol on her palm and learns that her Kansan parents are androids and that her real mother is the lavender-eyed woman of her visions. Azkadellia confronts the group with her Longcoats and mobats, capturing DG, Cain fights the Longcoat captain Zero and learns that his wife and son, whom he thought Zero had killed, are still alive. Zero shoots Cain, sending him falling into a lake of ice, Glitch rescues and revives Cain, and they journey to Azkadellias castle to rescue DG. Azkadellia interrogates DG, learning that the Emerald of the Eclipse is protected by the Gray Gale, the Mystic Man is killed by Azkadellia after advising DG to head south. DG is freed by a dog who is revealed to be a shapeshifter named Tutor. DG, Glitch and Cain head south with Tutor, along the way DG rediscovers some of her magical abilities—restoring a withered fruit tree in the fields of the Papay—and Cain discovers his wifes grave.
The sisters magic would have protected them if they stayed together linking hands, but DG fled, DG realizes that all of the tragedies which have befallen the O. Z. are the result of that mistake she made as a child. The party heads farther south in search of DGs father Ahamo, tutors treachery is discovered but he is allowed to stay with the group in his canine form. In the Realm of the Unwanted they are led into a trap, Glitch and Cain are captured by Zero, but are freed by resistance fighters led by Cains son Jeb
59th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 16,2007, honoring the best in U. S. prime time television programming at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was televised live on Fox at 8,00 p. m. EDT for the first time in high definition (on tape delay three hours on the West Coast of the United States at 8,00 p. m. It was the final Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony to be held at the Shrine Auditorium, the ceremony was hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The nominations were announced on July 19 at 5,40 a. m. PDT by Jon Cryer, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, hosted by comedian-actor Carlos Mencia, were presented eight days earlier on September 9. Freshman series 30 Rock defeated defending champion The Office to claim Outstanding Comedy Series, going into its final ceremony, The Sopranos needed just three major awards to tie the drama series record of 18 major wins set by Hill Street Blues. It was nominated in ten major categories coming in and ended the night with three wins, including its second win for Outstanding Drama Series and this tied the record and gave both shows identical résumés—18 major wins and 74 major nominations.
This was the first year the Emmy was presented during the Primetime awards ceremony, the stage design for the ceremony was created with seating surrounding platform creating a theater in the round with a catwalk style walkway for winners and presenters to exit the stage to. A trap door was placed in the center of the main stage, some TV critics viewed this as a reference to Foxs American Idol. Another segment occurred during the presentation of the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award, there was a competition between singer Kanye West and The Office actor Rainn Wilson similar to Dont Forget the Lyrics. with host Wayne Brady presiding. West sang the last line of the chorus in the song Stronger as That how long Ive been on you which was supposed to be That how long Ive been on ya, losing to Wilson. West jokingly retorted I never win, poking fun at his losses at award ceremonies, tony Bennett and Christina Aguilera sang Steppin Out With My Baby from Bennetts award-winning special. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, the award went to Ricky Gervais for Extras, but after reading his name, Jon Stewart was informed that Gervais was not at the ceremony.
Stewart immediately announced, Ricky Gervais couldnt be here tonight, so instead were going to give this to our friend Steve Carell, Carell ran onto the stage and hugged Stewart and Colbert as they all screamed in mock celebration, ran off together with the award. As a joke, in 2008, at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, Ricky Gervais showed a video of the moment, Look at stupid face, accusing Carell of stealing his award, and demanding it back. During the Fox telecast, some presenters and award winners were censored while making statements. When Ray Romano delivered a monologue about the change of television in the years since he left his own show, he mentioned that for one, from what I hear. On Fox, all that was heard was for one, from what I hear, Frasier is before Fox cut the audio, when viewers saw the ball through a high camera angle, it is revealed that the ball covered the entire stage. This lasted approximately 10 seconds before Fox returned to Romano, the reason for the censorship of this comment has been debated between vulgar language or revealing an important plot line to the show
Pop (U.S. TV network)
Pop is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is operated as a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lions Gate Entertainment. It is an entertainment channel, focusing primarily on programs pertaining to popular culture. The network was conceived in 1981 as a barker channel service providing a display of localized channel. Later on, the service, now branded as Prevue, began to broadcast interstitial segments alongside the on-screen guide, following the acquisition of TV Guide Network by Lionsgate in 2009, its programming began to shift towards a general entertainment format with reruns of dramas and sitcoms. The network was renamed TVGN following the acquisition of a 50% stake in the network by CBS Corporation, in 2015, the network was rebranded as Pop. As of February 2015, Pop is available to approximately 75,255,000 pay television households in the United States, because of this, listings for programs currently airing would often be several minutes from being shown.
On some installations of the EPG, a dot next to the on-screen clock would indicate proper reception of this data. Both the EPG Jr. and EPG Sr. allowed cable operators to customize their operation locally. Among other functions, the listings grids scrolling speed could be changed, each text-based advertisement could be configured to display as either a scroll ad or as a crawl ad. If no advertisements were configured as crawl ads, the bottom ticker would not be shown on-screen, the Atari-based EPG Jr. units were encased in blue rack enclosures containing custom-made outboard electronics, such as the Zephyrus Electronics Ltd. UV-D-2 demodulator board, which delivered data decoded from the WGN data stream to the Ataris 13 pin Serial Input/Output handler port, by the late 1980s, a software upgrade option was offered by United Video for the Amiga 1000-based EPG Sr. This updated version featured a program listings grid identical in appearance to that of the original EPG Sr. version, up to 64 such ads were supported by the software, which ranged from ads for local and national businesses to promotions for cable channels carried by the local system.
In 1988, United Video Holdings Trakker, Inc. unit was renamed Prevue Networks, the split-screen version of the EPG Sr. software was further updated and renamed Prevue Guide. Now running on the Amiga 2000, it displayed a split-screen listings grid visually identical to the upgraded EPG Sr and these videos appeared in either the left or right halves of the top portion of the screen, coupled with supplementary information concerning the advertised program in the opposing halves. Making the video integration possible were the Amiga 2000s native video compositing capabilities, all video content was provided live by Prevue Networks via a special analog C-band satellite backhaul feed from Tulsa. The satellite feeds national scheduling grid was never meant to be seen by cable subscribers, commercials – often for psychic hotlines – and featurettes produced by Prevue Networks, such as Prevue Tonight, that were voiced by Larry Hoefling, were delivered via this satellite feed. The satellite feed carried an audio channel containing Prevue Guide theme music in an infinite loop.
Local Prevue Guide installations would switch to this audio source during the display of local advertising
Heidi Klum is a German-American model, television personality, fashion designer, television producer, and occasional actress. She appeared on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and she has worked as a spokesmodel for Dannon and H&M, and has appeared in numerous commercials for McDonalds and others. In 2009, Klum became Barbies official ambassador on Barbies 50th anniversary, as an occasional actress, she had supporting roles in movies including Blow Dry, Ella Enchanted, and made cameo appearances in The Devil Wears Prada and Perfect Stranger. She has appeared on TV shows including Sex and the City, How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives and Parks, Klum is a judge on the NBC reality show Americas Got Talent. In May 2011, Forbes magazine estimated Klums total earnings for that year as US$20 million and she is ranked second on Forbes list of the Worlds Top-Earning Models, behind Gisele Bündchen. Forbes noted that since ending her 13-year run as a Victorias Secret Angel, in 2008, she became an American citizen while maintaining her native German citizenship.
Klum was born and raised in Bergisch Gladbach, a town outside Cologne and she is the daughter of Erna, a hairdresser, and Günther Klum, a cosmetics company executive. A friend convinced her to enroll in a modeling contest called Model 92. Out of 25,000 contestants, Klum was voted the winner on April 29,1992, after winning, she appeared on the Gottschalk Late Night Show, a German television show with host Thomas Gottschalk. She accepted the contract a few months after graduating from school, Klum has been featured on the cover of French, German and Spanish Vogue magazines, as well as Elle, InStyle, Marie Claire and Russian Harpers Bazaar magazines. She became widely known after appearing on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Klum has hosted the 2002,2006,2007, and 2009 Victorias Secret Fashion Shows. On October 1,2010, the New York Post reported in its Page Six gossip column that Klum would be leaving Victorias Secret and she wrote the foreword to Gairs book of body paint work, Body Painting, Masterpieces.
She was a spokesmodel for McDonalds, Dannon, H & M, since 2007, she has been a celebrity spokesmodel for Jordache and Volkswagen. In addition to modeling, she has appeared in several TV shows, including Spin City and the City, Yes and How I Met Your Mother. She had a role as a hair model in the movie Blow Dry, played a giantess in the movie Ella Enchanted and was cast as Ursula Andress in The Life. She had cameo appearances in the films The Devil Wears Prada and her other projects include dance and video games. She is featured in the 2003 video game James Bond 007, Everything or Nothing, the latter video depicts the married couple sharing intimate moments while naked in bed, the concept was Klums idea. In July 2007, having earned US$8 million in the previous 16 months, in 2008, Forbes estimated her income at US$16 million, putting Klum in first place
Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate Television. The series premiered on July 19,2007, on the cable network AMC, after seven seasons and 92 episodes, Mad Mens final episode aired on May 17,2015. According to the pilot, the phrase Mad men was a slang term coined in the 1950s by advertisers working on Madison Avenue to refer to themselves. The plot focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods. Season one begins in March 1960 and moves through November 1970 by the conclusion of season seven, throughout its run, Mad Men received widespread critical acclaim for its writing and historical authenticity, it has won many awards, including 16 Emmys and five Golden Globes. The show was the first basic cable series to receive the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and it is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time. In 2000, while working as a writer for Becker.
Television producer David Chase recruited Weiner to work as a writer on his HBO series The Sopranos after reading the script in 2002. It was lively, and it had something new to say, here was someone who had written a story about advertising in the 1960s, and was looking at recent American history through that prism. Weiner and his representatives at Industry Entertainment and ICM tried to sell the script to HBO and Showtime. The Sopranos was completing its final season then, and the network happened to be getting into the market for new series programming. Weiner listed Alfred Hitchcock as an influence on the visual style of the series. He was influenced by director Wong Kar-wai in the music, mise en scène and he says that Mad Men would have been some sort of crisp, soapy version of The West Wing if not for The Sopranos. Tim Hunter, the director of a half-dozen episodes from the shows first two seasons, called Mad Men a very well-run show and he said, They have a lot of production meetings during pre-production.
The day the script comes in we all meet for a first page turn, theres a tone meeting a few days where Matt tells us how he envisions it. And theres a full crew production meeting where Matt again tells us how he envisions it. The pilot episode was shot at Silvercup Studios and various locations around New York City and it is available in high definition for showing on AMC HD and on video-on-demand services available from various cable affiliates. Each episode had a budget between US$2–2.5 million, though the episodes budget was over $3 million
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L. A. is the cultural and commercial center of Southern California. With a census-estimated 2015 population of 3,971,883, it is the second-most populous city in the United States, Los Angeles is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated county in the United States. The citys inhabitants are referred to as Angelenos, historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was founded on September 4,1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence, in 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4,1850, the discovery of oil in the 1890s brought rapid growth to the city.
The completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913, delivering water from Eastern California, nicknamed the City of Angels, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles has an economy in culture, fashion, sports, education, medicine. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index, the city is home to renowned institutions covering a broad range of professional and cultural fields, and is one of the most substantial economic engines within the United States. The Los Angeles combined statistical area has a gross metropolitan product of $831 billion, making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas. The city has hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984 and is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and thus become the second city after London to have hosted the Games three times. The Los Angeles area hosted the 1994 FIFA mens World Cup final match as well as the 1999 FIFA womens World Cup final match, the mens event was watched on television by over 700 million people worldwide.
The Los Angeles coastal area was first settled by the Tongva, a Gabrielino settlement in the area was called iyáangẚ, meaning poison oak place. Gaspar de Portolà and Franciscan missionary Juan Crespí, reached the present site of Los Angeles on August 2,1769, in 1771, Franciscan friar Junípero Serra directed the building of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, the first mission in the area. The Queen of the Angels is an honorific of the Virgin Mary, two-thirds of the settlers were mestizo or mulatto with a mixture of African and European ancestry. The settlement remained a small town for decades, but by 1820. Today, the pueblo is commemorated in the district of Los Angeles Pueblo Plaza and Olvera Street. New Spain achieved its independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821, during Mexican rule, Governor Pío Pico made Los Angeles Alta Californias regional capital
Elizabeth Stamatina Tina Fey is an American actress, comedian and producer. She is known for writing and co-starring in the film Mean Girls, as well as appearing in such films as Baby Mama, Date Night, Muppets Most Wanted. Fey broke into comedy as a player in the Chicago-based improvisational comedy group The Second City. She joined SNL as a writer, becoming head writer, in 2004, she co-starred in and wrote the screenplay for Mean Girls, which was adapted from the 2002 self-help book Queen Bees and Wannabes. After leaving SNL in 2006, she created the television series 30 Rock for Broadway Video, in the series, Fey portrays the head writer of a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, Fey next appeared in the 2010 comedy film Date Night and the animated film Megamind. In 2015, she created and produced the television series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, originally for NBC and her other films include Sisters and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Fey has received nine Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, five Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Writers Guild of America Awards and her autobiography Bossypants topped The New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks.
In 2008, the Associated Press gave Fey the AP Entertainer of the Year award for her portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in a guest appearance on SNL. In 2010, Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, on January 13,2013, Fey hosted the 70th Golden Globe Awards with her long-time friend and fellow comedian, Amy Poehler, to critical acclaim. The duo hosted again the two years, generating the highest ratings for the annual ceremony in a decade and receiving similar acclaim. Fey was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, an inner ring suburb of Philadelphia and her mother, Zenobia Jeanne, is a brokerage employee. Her father, Donald Henry Fey, was a university grant proposal-writer and she has a brother, who is eight years older. Feys mother, who was born in Piraeus, is the daughter of Greek immigrants, Vasiliki Kourelakou, Feys maternal grandmother, left Petrina on her own, arriving in the United States in February 1921. According to a genealogical DNA test arranged by the television series Finding Your Roots, Feys ancestry is 94% European, 3% Middle Eastern, Fey was exposed to comedy early, I remember my parents sneaking me in to see Young Frankenstein.
We would watch Saturday Night Live, or Monty Python and my dad would let us stay up late to watch The Honeymooners. We were not allowed to watch The Flintstones though, my dad hated it because it ripped off The Honeymooners, I actually have a very low level of Flintstones knowledge for someone my age. At age 11, Fey read Joe Franklins Seventy Years of Great Film Comedians for a project about comedy