Entourage (U.S. TV series)
Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and written by Doug Ellin and chronicles the acting career of Vincent Chase, a young A-list movie star, his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they attempt to further their nascent careers in Los Angeles. Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson served as the show's executive producers, its premise is loosely based on Wahlberg's experiences as an up-and-coming film star; the series deals with real-life situations in modern-day Hollywood. The show is known for its array of famous guests, having featured several actors and other celebrities in guest star and cameo roles playing fictionalized versions of themselves. According to Mark Wahlberg, Entourage was conceived when his assistant asked if he could film Wahlberg and his friends, calling them "hilarious." Other reports credit Eric Weinstein, a long-time friend of Wahlberg, with the idea of filming the actor's group of friends.
However, according to Donnie Carroll, the inspiration for the Turtle character, the idea for a show involving an actor and his friends had come from him. It had originated as a book idea, centered on Carroll's own life and his experiences with Wahlberg, titled From the'Hood to Hollywood, A Soldier's Story. To be more satirical of the Hollywood lifestyle, a fictional approach was chosen rather than a straight documentary in order to keep the content light, avoid directly depicting Wahlberg's violent past. Vincent Chase was envisioned to be more similar to Wahlberg, but it was decided that some of his and his friends' activities would not work well on television. A lighter approach was subsequently decided upon. Entourage revolves around Vincent Chase, his best friend and manager is Eric Murphy. "E," as his friends call him, is based on Mark Wahlberg's friend and executive producer Eric Weinstein. He's been reported to be inspired by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg's manager. Vincent's older half-brother, Johnny "Drama" Chase, is Vince's personal chef and bodyguard.
Johnny is a C-list actor, in the fictional show Viking Quest during his younger days. His role in the new fictional hit show Five Towns had begun to resurrect his fame and career, although he still received less acknowledgment than he would have liked for it; as the show went on, Drama got offers for more roles. The show ended with Drama having his own animated TV show called "Johnny's Bananas" and him landing a new TV movie with the help of Vince. Drama's character is based on Johnny "Drama" Alves, whom Donnie Wahlberg had hired to keep his younger brother out of trouble. Rounding out the entourage of friends is Salvatore "Turtle" Assante, another of Vince's old friends from childhood. Turtle's official role is as Vince's driver and assistant, though his value as such is brought into question; this character is based on Wahlberg's former "gofer" Donnie Carroll aka "Donkey". Carroll auditioned for the role, but the Boston native was turned down when it was decided the actors would have to be New Yorkers.
Carroll died on December 2005, after an asthma attack. Ari Gold is Vince's lovable agent; the role has led to Emmy Awards for Piven. Ari is based on Wahlberg's real-life agent Ari Emanuel. Connolly, Dillon and Piven are credited in every episode in the opening credits of the entire series. Debi Mazar, who has a recurring guest star role as Shauna in season 1, is promoted to opening credits billing in season 2, her appearances in season 3 were limited due to her pregnancy and Mazar made her final regular appearance in episode 42. Mazar is credited as a special guest star. Melissa Gold and Lloyd have recurring roles in the first two seasons. Starting in season 3, Reeves and Lee are credited as "starring" in the end credits in the episodes they appear in. Reeves receives opening credits billing starting with season 4, Lee is added to the opening credits starting with season 5. In season 4, Rhys Coiro, who portrays recurring character Billy Walsh, is credited as "starring" in the end credits for the first six episodes of the season.
However, when his character returns in episode 52, he is again credited as a guest star. Emmanuelle Chriqui portrays E's on-and-off girlfriend Sloan McQuewick as a recurring guest star from season 2 to 5, beginning with season 6, she is credited as "starring" in the end credits. Gary Cole guest stars in three episodes of season 5 as agent Andrew Klein, beginning with season 6 he is credited as "starring" in the end credits and returns in season 7 as a special guest star. Scott Caan guest stars in two episodes of season 6 as Scott Lavin, in season 7 and 8, he is credited as "starring" in the end credits. Entourage features many recurring characters; some are fictional, such as Malcolm McDowell's "Terrance McQuewick" character, while other actors, such as Mark Wahlberg, Bob Saget, Pauly Shore, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Mandy Moore, Sasha Grey, Seth Green appear as fictional versions of themselves. Entourage has at least one celebrity guest per episode, such as actors, film directors, film producers and professional athletes playing themselves.
Appearances include Peter Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Tom Brady, Jessica Alba, Gary Busey, Lar
College of the Ozarks
College of the Ozarks is a Christian liberal-arts college in Point Lookout, Missouri. The college has an enrollment of 1,426, a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, over 30 academic majors in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs, it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The college charges no tuition for full-time students due to donations; the program requires students to work 15 hours a week at an on-campus work station and two 40-hour work weeks during breaks. A summer work program is available to cover board costs; the college places emphasis on "character" education. The school was first proposed in 1901 as a high school by James Forsyth, pastor of the Forsyth, Missouri Presbyterian Church. Forsythe was from Missouri area. Forsythe was said to have been inspired to make the proposal after encountering a boy on a squirrel hunt who told him that his parents couldn't afford to send him to the closest high school 40 miles away in Springfield, Missouri; the School of the Ozarks opened on September 11, 1907, in a 75-by-50-foot building atop Mount Huggins.
In its first term it had enrollment of 180 with 36 boarders. From the start, the school adopted its practice of having its students work instead of paying tuition. On January 12, 1915, the original building burned. School was temporarily held in Forsyth, with five students graduating in 1915; the school relocated farther up the White River at Point Lookout, Missouri on a 16-acre campus. The campus has changed quite a bit since this era, but has remained at the Point Lookout location since; the central building of the campus was the Maine Hunting and Fishing Club building, transported to the site by sportsmen from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair where it had been the State of Maine exhibit, it was renamed the Dobyns Building in honor of president of the trustees at the time. The building burned on February 1, 1930. In the 1920s what would become the Ralph Foster Museum depicting Ozark heritage had its start in the basement of the boys dormitory: Abernathy Hall. In 1934 the Fruitcake and Jelly Kitchen opened to offer work for students.
It is now one of 90 work stations. More than 100 fruitcakes are now baked daily. In the 1950s under Robert M. Good and M. Graham Clark the school changed; the campus expanded to 1,400 acres, the school's Gothic chapel was built on the location of the original Dobyns Building and a hospital was added. In 1956, with high schools becoming available in the area, the school became a junior college; the Museum of the Ozarks took over the entire Abernathy Building and was renamed the Good Museum for president Good. It was renamed for country music pioneer Ralph D. Foster, who donated money and exhibits for it; the museum expanded in 1969, 1977 and 1991. Among the exhibits is an original George Barris 1921 modified Oldsmobile Beverly Hillbillies truck donated by series creator Paul Henning, inspired to do the show after a Boy Scout camping trip in the Ozarks; the museum contains a large firearm display, including a rifle belonging to Pancho Villa. In 1965 it became an accredited four-year college. In 1973 The Wall Street Journal described School of the Ozarks as "Hard Work U."
The name has stuck as the school motto and the school has trademarked it. In 1990 it was renamed the College of the Ozarks. In the 2003–2004 semesters a professor revealed that one of the college's deans, Larry Cockrum, had received his Ph. D. from Crescent City Christian College, a fraudulent college run out of a coach's basement. The professor who brought this information to light was suspended for the 2004 semester, his contract was not to be renewed for the fall semester; the college's president, Jerry C. Davis, defended the dean while terminating the professor. Cockrum has been appointed to a new position as president of The University of the Cumberlands. In 2018, two students were kidnapped and forced to perform sexual acts on one another and their captor; the students were sleeping in a car just a quarter-mile away from the front gates to the college. The students were locked out of the college. Sue Head, the college's current Vice President for Cultural Affairs and Dean of Character Education, stated to the press that students are able to call campus security past curfew and will be let back into campus.
Alumni have stated that students sleeping in their car or away from campus was routine when they attended the college. Alumni stated that they feared being expelled for missing curfew; the current president, Jerry C. Davis, has instituted five goals for the college that now stand as their pillars for students to emulate: Academic Vocational Christian Patriotic Cultural Since 1906, there have been 14 presidents, 2 acting presidents and one chancellor; the College of the Ozarks teams are known as the Bobcats. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and competes as an independent. Before July 2015, the college competed in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference, but in July 2015, the MCAC was dissolved. The College is now part of the National Christian College Athletic Association. Men's Sports: Cross-Country Baseball Basketball Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Cross-Country Volleyball Basketball Track and FieldThe 2005-06 men's basketball team won the NAIA Division II national championship, while the Lady Cats were the runner up.
The men's team was second in the
Greenwillow is a musical with a book by Lesser Samuels and Frank Loesser and music and lyrics by Loesser. The musical is set in the magical town of Greenwillow, it ran on Broadway in 1960. Based on the novel by B. J. Chute, the musical is a fantasy, set in the magical town of Greenwillow. In Greenwillow, the eldest in each generation of Briggs men must obey the "call to wander", while the women they leave behind care for the home and rear their children in the hope that some day their husbands will return. Gideon loves his girlfriend and would like nothing better than to settle down with her, finds in the town's newest inhabitant, the Reverend Birdsong, an ally who will try to help him make his dream come true; the musical had a pre-Broadway try-out at the Shubert Theatre in Philadelphia. The musical opened on Broadway on March 8, 1960, at the Alvin Theatre, closed on May 28, 1960, after 97 performances; the show was hampered by mixed reviews. According to Thomas Riis, The New York Times "was pleased" but it was the only paper to give a positive review.
The director was George Roy Hill and choreographer was Joe Layton, scenery by Peter Larkin and costumes by Alvin Colt. The cast included Anthony Perkins as Gideon Briggs, Cecil Kellaway, Pert Kelton, Ellen McCown as Dorrie Whitbred, William Chapman, Marian Mercer and Tommy Norden; this musical was being rehearsed in New York while Anthony Perkins was filming the Alfred Hitchcock classic shocker Psycho in Los Angeles. He had a stand-in for the shower scene in that film. Stephen Rebello noted that the shower scene did not "require the services of Anthony Perkins", so Hitchcock allowed him to attend reheasals in New York; the musical was presented by the York Theatre Company in its "Musicals-in-Mufti" series in 2004. Peter Filichia said that the score was "grand" and noted that, in reviewing the original production, Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times wrote that'Loesser has provided a warm and varied score that captures the simple mood'". Source: Internet Broadway database. Bing Crosby recorded "The Music of Home" on January 28, 1960 and it was issued on a 45rpm disc by RCA Victor.
Barbra Streisand recorded "Never Will I Marry" for The Third Album in 1964, sang it live in her early club act. Nancy Wilson recorded "Never Will I Marry" on Cannonball Adderley. Judy Garland performed "Never Will I Marry" in the 1960s, including for her aborted 1962 album "Judy Takes Broadway" and on "The Judy Garland Show". Caterina Valente performed the song in 1963 for her album "Valente In Swingtime". Internet Broadway database Greenwillow at the Music Theatre International website Time magazine review
Girl Crazy is a 1930 musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin and book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Ethel Merman made her stage debut in this musical production and it turned Ginger Rogers into an overnight star, it has been adapted three times for film, most notably in 1943 with Judy Garland. In that version, the roles played by Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman were combined into one, played by Garland; the 1930 stage version follows the story of Danny Churchill, sent to Custerville, Arizona, to manage his family's ranch. His father has sent him there to focus on more serious matters than alcohol and women, but Danny turns his family's place into a dude ranch, importing showgirls from Broadway and hiring Kate Forthergill as an entertainer. Visitors come from both coasts to the ranch and Danny falls in love with the local postmistress, Molly Gray; the subsequent films followed different plots. The musical opened at the Alvin Theatre on October 14, 1930 and closed on June 6, 1931 after 272 performances.
It was directed by Alexander Leftwich, with choreography by George Hale and sets by Donald Oenslager. This musical made a star of Ginger Rogers, with Allen Kearns, sang "Could You Use Me?" and "Embraceable You" and, with Willie Howard, "But Not for Me". Ethel Merman, in her Broadway debut sang "I Got Rhythm", "Sam and Delilah", "Boy! What Love Has Done To Me!" and "became an overnight sensation...that launched her fifty year career." Of note is the opening night pit orchestra, composed of many well-known jazz musicians, including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller and Jimmy Dorsey."The score was one of the Gershwins' best" according to theatre writer Ken Bloom. In 1992 the show appeared on Broadway in revised version, it was given a new title Crazy for You, a new plot, interpolated with material from other Gershwin stage shows and films songs written for the Fred Astaire movies of the 1930s such as "Nice Work If You Can Get It" from A Damsel in Distress and "They Can't Take That Away From Me" from Shall We Dance.
"Musicals Tonight!", New York City, presented a staged concert in September 2001. An abridged version of Girl Crazy was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC October 2–5, 2008 as part of their Broadway: Three Generations production. Max von Essen played Danny, Jenn Colella played Molly, Randy Graff played Kate, directed by Lonny Price; the New York City Center Encores! Staged concert was held in November 2009. Directed by Jerry Zaks, it starred Ana Gasteyer, Marc Kudisch, Becki Newton, Wayne Knight. Two Time Olympic Champion and Emmy Award-winning Television commentator, Dick Button starred as Danny in a 1958 production, which co-starred Jane Connell, as Kate and Gordon Connell, as Pete. Willie Howard as Gieber Goldfarb Allen Kearns as Danny Churchill Ginger Rogers as Molly Gray William Kent as Slick Fothergill Ethel Merman as Frisco Kate Fothergill Eunice Healy as Flora James Olive Brady as Tess Parker Peggy O'Connor as Patsy West Clyde Veaux as Pete Carlton Macy as Lank Sanders Ray Johnson, Del Porter, Marshall Smith and Dwight Snyder as The FoursomeThe pit orchestra included "Red" Nichols, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden.
Roger Edens was the onstage pianist for Ethel Merman. It was conducted on opening night by George Gershwin himself; the 1953 biopic “The Glenn Miller Story” recreated the “I’m Biding My Time” scene, with Miller playing trombone in the orchestra. It was said by one critic to be "fresh, ingenious...a rich delight". The 1932 RKO Radio Pictures production was unlike the stage play except for its score; the film was tailored for the comic talents of a then-popular comedy team. In 1943, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced a lavish version starring Judy Garland. In 1965, MGM once again made the musical for Connie Francis. Unlike the previous two versions, the title was changed to, it co-starred Herman's Hermits, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Louis Armstrong, Liberace. A number of Gershwin songs were retained, including "Embraceable You", "Bidin' My Time", "But Not for Me", "Treat Me Rough", "I Got Rhythm". No original cast recording was made, as original cast recordings did not exist in the U. S. prior to 1943.
Several studio recordings of the score have been released, including an early'50's version with Mary Martin, but the only one using the full score and original 1930 orchestrations was released by Nonesuch in 1990 with Lorna Luft, Frank Gorshin, David Carroll, Judy Blazer. Girl Crazy at the Internet Broadway Database The New York Times book of Broadway, Macmillan, 2001, pp. 78–79, ISBN 0-312-28411-X Girl Crazy on Ovrtur.com "Girl Crazy" synopsis on Masterworks Broadway
Daisy Duke is a fictional character, played by Catherine Bach, from the American television series The Dukes of Hazzard. She is the cousin of Bo and Luke, the main protagonists of the show, the three live on a farm on the outskirts of Hazzard County with their Uncle Jesse. Although never mentioned in the series itself, some press material for the show suggests that Daisy's parents, along with Bo and Luke's, were killed in a car accident. However, in the 1997 reunion movie, Daisy says. Daisy becomes involved in the Dukes' car chases in her Plymouth Road Runner or, from the mid-second season onwards and more famously, in her Jeep. Daisy works as a waitress at the Boar's Nest, the local tavern owned by Boss Hogg, the main meeting place in Hazzard, she aspires to be both a singer-songwriter and a journalist. "She drives like Richard Petty, shoots like Annie Oakley, knows the words to all of Dolly Parton's songs." Daisy Duke is a well-meaning though sometimes naive scantily dressed rogue Southern belle.
As with her cousins Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy has a habit of landing herself/her family in trouble, though always believes in doing the right thing when helping others in need. Despite her appearance as being somewhat naive, Daisy is a outgoing person and can be quite feisty on occasion, who can more than hold her own when the chips are down, displays on a number of occasions that she can turn her skills to any problem at hand. For instance, during one adventure with a stolen armored personnel carrier, Daisy is able to fire its main gun while the vehicle is in motion with any instruction from her Vietnam War veteran cousin, Uncle Jesse cheerfully decorates her as "Sharpshooter of the Week" for the feat, she displays horse riding and numerous other skills in various episodes. In addition to fending off intoxicated would-be suitors at The Boar's Nest, she finds herself caught up in the ongoing war between Boss Hogg and her family, the Duke clan, her job at Boss's tavern gives her the opportunity to eavesdrop on private conversations between Boss, Sheriff Rosco and various cohorts discovering important information that she can pass on to Uncle Jesse and the Duke boys.
Her continued employment at the Boar's Nest in spite of her obvious loyalty to her family is a sign of her status and popularity in Hazzard County, a corresponding lack of intelligence on Boss Hogg's part. Boss does in fact fire her on a few occasions, but by various story twists, always ends up re-hiring her by the end of the episode; as with her cousins, Daisy never finds a long-lasting beau of her own over the course of the series, though Deputy Enos Strate has a long-running crush on her that spans the life of the series. This crush is unrequited, although Daisy is aware of it and displays genuine care and concern for the likeable Enos. In the penultimate episode of the show's run, "Enos and Daisy's Wedding," the pair plan to hastily get married as a way to avoid Daisy having to testify against Enos, though the situation is resolved before the wedding takes place. In his recurring appearances during the show, Boss Hogg's nephew Hughie displays a romantic interest in Daisy, although Daisy loathes the idea, there is a vague hint of a possible previous romantic falling-out between the pair.
The fourth season opening episode, "Mrs. Daisy Hogg," sees Daisy falling in love and planning to marry another one of Boss's nephews, Jaimie Lee Hogg, although before the wedding she realises he is a villain and the marriage is called off. In the second-season episode "Duke of Duke," Daisy becomes attracted to a visiting English Duke claiming to be a distant relation of the Duke clan. In the 1997 reunion movie, she is said to have left Hazzard to get married at some point after the original series, but is subsequently divorced. After her marriage ended, she was pursuing a graduate degree at Duke University, upon her return to Hazzard agrees to marry Enos Strate, who reveals he had been writing weekly love letters to Daisy for many years, but backs out at the last minute due to both the sudden reappearance of her ex-husband, for fear of another debacle like her first marriage. Daisy's first car in the series is a yellow 1974 Plymouth Road Runner with a black stripe along the sides and over the roof.
Although the car was intended to be a Plymouth Road Runner appearances in the second season uses a 1971 Plymouth Satellite with a matching "Road Runner" stripe running along the sides and over the roof. The car meets its demise when the accelerator sticks while Bo and Luke are driving it during a chase in the second-season episode "The Runaway," sending it over a cliff; because the episodes were broadcast in a different order to that in which they were filmed, the Plymouth makes several reappearances after its supposed destruction. (Additionally, after the Plymouth has been destroyed on-screen, several models of the car appear in various episodes with different paint jobs, serving as other vehicles within the con
Campbell is a city in Dunklin County, United States. The population was 1,992 at the 2010 census. Campbell was called Four Mile, under the latter name settlement was made in 1844; the town site was platted in 1886, the present name adopted from Alexander Campbell, a local judge. A post office called Four Mile was established in 1855, the name was changed to Campbell in 1882. Campbell is located at 36°29′34″N 90°4′24″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.40 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,992 people, 799 households, 495 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,422.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 903 housing units at an average density of 645.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.84% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.45% from other races, 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.11% of the population.
There were 799 households of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 38.0% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03. The median age in the city was 39.8 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,883 people, 853 households, 499 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,477.9 people per square mile. There were 966 housing units at an average density of 758.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 98.14% White, 0.58% Native American, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.38% of the population.
There were 853 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.4% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90. In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,838, the median income for a family was $27,802. Males had a median income of $24,286 versus $17,000 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,026. About 11.6% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.
Campbell R-2 School District operates Campbell High School. Campbell has a branch of the Dunklin County Library; the city of Campbell holds many events for the town and surrounding areas, including Easter egg hunts in the softball fields, fireworks for the 4th of July, citywide yard sales, auto shows, craft fairs, senior citizen dances, Campbell High School annual reunions, the annual Missouri Peach Fair. In 1944, the Campbell American Legion, local peach farmers, local business owners hosted the first Peach Festival; this was a one-day event including a picnic where people could barbecue, prizes given to the farmers with the best peaches. In 2011, the event expanded to become the official Missouri Peach Fair, it is now a seven-day celebration of a good year's harvest. It includes carnival rides, arcade games, food stands, pageant contests, raffle drawings. Carl Edward Bailey, Arkansas Attorney General and Governor Jake Crawford, professional baseball player Campbell's official city website Historic maps of Campbell in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri