The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer is a 1998 American romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a singer in the 1980s. It was produced by Robert Simonds for US$18 million and grossed $80.2 million in the United States and it was a box office hit and critically acclaimed with many calling it Sandlers best movie. Many have praised the chemistry of him and Barrymore, the film was adapted into a stage musical of the same name, debuting on Broadway in April 2006 and closing on New Years Eve of that same year. In 1985, Robbie Hart is an engaging and entertaining wedding singer from Ridgefield and he is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, who was attracted to him at a time when he dreamed of becoming a rock star. He meets and befriends a waitress, Julia Sullivan, at the hall where he regularly performs. She is engaged to businessman Glenn Gulia and he promises to sing at their wedding, on their wedding day, Robbies sister, tells him that Linda has changed her mind about the wedding, leaving him emotionally devastated and humiliated.
Later that day, Linda visits Robbie and she reveals that she stopped loving him when she found out that he lost his ambitions of being a rock star and instead became a wedding singer. She tells him that talking to her friends, she realizes she cant continue lying to herself. He tries to move on with his life, but despair hinders his performances, Julia tries to cheer him up and asks him to help her plan her own wedding. He eventually agrees and their friendship blossoms, meanwhile, as he spends more time with her, she begins to realize how shallow Linda is. During a double date between Julia and Glenn, and Julias cousin, Robbie learns that Glenn frequently cheats on Julia and Robbie are increasingly confused by their deepening feelings for each other. He tells her he has plans to retire from singing and pursue a more conventional career and she becomes angry with him for assuming that she is marrying Glenn for his money. When he arrives, he sees her through her bedroom window and she is wearing her wedding dress, to which he mistakenly concludes that she is looking forward to marrying Glenn.
In actuality, she is expressing doubts about him, particularly her new name of Julia Gulia, Robbie leaves to get drunk and finds Glenn in the midst of his pre-bachelor party. After a heated exchange, he punches Robbie and proceeds to mock him, an intoxicated Robbie goes home and finds Linda waiting for him and wanting to reconcile. He passes out, but the morning, she answers the door. She runs to Glenn, wanting to be married immediately and he happily offers to take her to Las Vegas
She has made appearances on such television shows as Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Middle, Hot in Cleveland, and @midnight and she is known for her many podcast appearances, including Comedy Bang. Bang. improv4humans, and her own podcast With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus and she was a main cast member on the TBS original sitcom Clipped. Lapkus was born in Evanston, Illinois, of half Lithuanian, at an early age she would film sketches with her older brother and at Evanston Township High School she participated in the annual student revue and variety show YAMO. During her senior year of school, she began taking improv classes at the iO Theater. She would attend DePaul University graduating in 2008 with a degree in English, Lapkus credits watching a lot of television sitcoms and Saturday Night Live while young with giving her the education to become a comedian. Upon graduation, she moved to New York City for a year where she got involved with Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, after living in New York for 15 months, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2010.
After almost a year in Los Angeles, Lapkus began landing roles in a number of commercials, including Snickers, from these successes, she got herself representation and during pilot season landed a supporting role in the short lived Are You There, Chelsea. After self-taping her audition, Lapkus was cast as security guard Susan Fischer on the first, in 2015, Lapkus and the cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In 2014, Lapkus launched her own podcast on the Earwolf network, the shows premise is that each week her guest is the host of their own podcast, and she is appearing as a character on their show. Her guests have included Paul F. Tompkins, Betsy Sodaro, Andy Daly, Nick Kroll and she has said that she never expected to get into podcasts at all and to her it is funny she has one. In mid-2014, Lapkus was cast in Jurassic World, which she filmed in both Hawaii and New Orleans, many of her scenes with Jake Johnson were improvised.
In 2015, she portrayed Joy the receptionist in TBSs Clipped, in 2016, Lapkus wrote and starred in her own 30-minute episode of the sketch show Netflix Presents, The Characters. She is a cast member of UCBs flagship show Asssscat, Lapkus married actor and improviser Chris Alvarado on May 3,2014. On February 14,2016, Lapkus announced on social media that she, Lauren Lapkus at the Internet Movie Database
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, director and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, Barrymore began acting on television, and soon transitioned to film with roles in E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Irreconcilable Differences. Following a turbulent childhood that was marked by drug and alcohol abuse with two stints in rehab, she wrote her autobiography, Little Girl Lost and she appeared in a string of hit films, including Poison Ivy, Boys on the Side and Ever After. She has co-starred with Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer,50 First Dates, Other acting credits include Music and Lyrics, Hes Just Not That Into You, Going the Distance and Miss You Already. Barrymore won the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens, Barrymore currently stars with Timothy Olyphant in the Netflix comedy series Santa Clarita Diet. She was named an Ambassador Against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme, since then, she has donated over $1 million to the program.
A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to actor John and Jaid, an aspiring actress. Barrymores mother was born in a displaced persons camp in Brannenburg, West Germany and her parents divorced in 1984, when she was nine years old. She is one of four children with a half-brother and her godfather is Steven Spielberg while her godmother is Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasbergs widow. Meanwhile, Barrymore is the god-daughter of director Steven Spielberg, Barrymore recounted in her 1989 autobiography, Little Girl Lost, early memories of her abusive father, who left the family when Barrymore was six months old. They never had anything resembling a significant relationship and seldom spoke to each other, Barrymore grew up on Poinsetta Place in West Hollywood until the age of 7, when she moved to Sherman Oaks. In her 2015 memoir Wildflower, she says she talks like a girl because she grew up in Sherman Oaks. She moved back to West Hollywood upon becoming emancipated at 14, Barrymore attended elementary school at Fountain Day School in West Hollywood and Country School.
In the wake of her stardom, Barrymore endured a notoriously troubled childhood. Her nightlife and constant partying became a subject with the media. She was in rehab at the age of fourteen, where she spent eighteen months in an institution for the mentally ill, a suicide attempt, at age fourteen, put her back in rehab, followed by a three-month stay with singer David Crosby and his wife. The stay was precipitated, Crosby said, because she needed to be some people that were committed to sobriety. Barrymore described this period of her life in her autobiography, after a successful juvenile court petition for emancipation, she moved into her own apartment at the age of fifteen
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper and continuously published in New York City since September 18,1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 119 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper, the papers print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the US. The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation, following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed The Gray Lady, The New York Times has long been regarded within the industry as a newspaper of record. The New York Times international version, formerly the International Herald Tribune, is now called the New York Times International Edition, the papers motto, All the News Thats Fit to Print, appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. On Sunday, The New York Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T, some other early investors of the company were Edwin B.
Morgan and Edward B. We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or exactly wrong, —what is good we desire to preserve and improve, —what is evil, to exterminate. In 1852, the started a western division, The Times of California that arrived whenever a mail boat got to California. However, when local California newspapers came into prominence, the effort failed, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times in 1857. It dropped the hyphen in the city name in the 1890s, One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials it published alone. At Newspaper Row, across from City Hall, Henry Raymond and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, in 1869, Raymond died, and George Jones took over as publisher. Tweed offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story, in the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned gradually from editorially supporting Republican Party candidates to becoming more politically independent and analytical.
In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign, while this move cost The New York Times readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper eventually regained most of its lost ground within a few years. However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, the paper slowly acquired a reputation for even-handedness and accurate modern reporting, especially by the 1890s under the guidance of Ochs. Under Ochs guidance and expanding upon the Henry Raymond tradition, The New York Times achieved international scope, circulation, in 1910, the first air delivery of The New York Times to Philadelphia began. The New York Times first trans-Atlantic delivery by air to London occurred in 1919 by dirigible, airplane Edition was sent by plane to Chicago so it could be in the hands of Republican convention delegates by evening. In the 1940s, the extended its breadth and reach. The crossword began appearing regularly in 1942, and the section in 1946
Daniel Patrick Pugh, known professionally as Dan Patrick, is an American sportscaster, radio personality, and actor from Mason, Ohio. He hosts The Dan Patrick Show broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and he co-hosts NBCs Football Night in America and serves as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He worked at ESPN for 18 years, where he anchored the weeknight. Patrick was born in Zanesville and was raised in Mason, about 30 minutes north of Cincinnati, one of six children of Patricia Joann and John Ambrose Pugh. He was a player in high school at William Mason High School. He attended Eastern Kentucky University on a scholarship for two years before transferring to the University of Dayton, where he majored in broadcast journalism. Patrick is an alumnus of the Eta Hexaton Chapter of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity at Dayton and his father Jack worked in the computer science department at UD until he died of cancer in 1981 when Dan was 25. Before working with ESPN, Dan Patrick was known by his name, Dan Pugh, as an on-air personality with the album rock-formatted WVUD and then, WTUE in Dayton.
Patrick was a reporter for CNN, where his assignments included the World Series, NBA Finals. Patrick was an anchor on ESPNs SportsCenter and he hosted The Dan Patrick Show on ESPN Radio from September 13,1999, to August 17,2007. In the mid-1990s, Dan and Keith Olbermann were among ESPNs most recognizable faces, Olbermann used the catch phrase Welcome to the Big Show when Patrick worked with him on SportsCenter. When Olbermann left, Patrick said, This isnt the Big Show anymore, Patrick stated on his radio program that the ABC sitcom Sports Night was a semi-fictional account of the Olbermann/Patrick anchored SportsCenter, with Casey McCall representing Patrick. Starting on March 19,2006, until the game of the NBA Finals, he became the host of ABCs then-titled NBA Nation. In 1994, when calling the highlights for a game in which Marv Albert described Sam Cassell as being on fire, Dan Patrick said he was el fuego, which he thought was Spanish for on fire. A few months later, he received a letter from a Spanish teacher in Pennsylvania suggesting that he say that athletes are en fuego rather than el fuego, since then, Patrick has used en fuego on certain occasions when a player is said to be on fire.
Patrick started using the en fuego phrase because he believed the standard on fire phrase had become cliché and he said ESPN tried to talk him out of it. If there were any animosity, he says, I wouldnt be sticking around until August, Patrick remained off air from ESPN Radio until August 15 for his three farewell shows. He was originally reported to be returning for a final week, ESPNs statement released to the media said Patrick would be released from his contract August 31,2007, exactly one year early from his deal that was to run until August 31,2008
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men, Days of Future Past is a 2014 American superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. Directed by Bryan Singer, it is the installment of the X-Men film series. Simon Kinberg wrote the screenplay from a story conceived by Jane Goldman, Vaughn had directed First Class and was set to return in Days of Future Past before leaving for Kingsman, The Secret Service. Thus Singer, who had directed the first two X-Men films, made his return as a director, and brought along most of the crew from those productions, twelve companies handled the visual effects. X-Men, Days of Future Past premiered in New York City on May 10,2014 and it became the best-reviewed film in the X-Men film series released thus far, being praised for its story, visual effects, action scenes and thematic elements. During its theatrical run, the film earned over $747 million worldwide, making it the 6th highest grossing film of 2014, the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects, making it the first X-Men film to be nominated for an Oscar.
A sequel, X-Men, was released in May 2016, in the future, robots known as Sentinels are exterminating mutants and their human allies. The Sentinels are near invincible as they possess Mystiques powers of transformation and this technology was made possible following research performed on Mystique when she was captured during the assassination of Dr. Bolivar Trask, creator of the Sentinels. A band of mutants, including Kitty Pryde, Iceman, Warpath and Sunspot, convene with Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier, and Magneto in a hideout in remote China. Pryde sends Wolverines consciousness back fifty years to 1973 to prevent Mystique from assassinating Trask, at the X-Mansion in 1973, the future/present Wolverine encounters Xavier and Hank McCoy. Xavier, a man, has been overusing a serum that allows him to walk. Wolverine explains his mission and persuades Xavier to help free Magneto from a cell beneath The Pentagon. They rescue Magneto with the help of Peter Maximoff, a mutant with super speed, Trask unsuccessfully tries to sway Congress to gain support for his Sentinel program.
Meanwhile, in Saigon, Mystique prevents William Stryker from appropriating a group of mutant G. I. s for Trasks research. Xavier, Magneto and Wolverine fly to Paris to intercept Mystique, however her presence is discovered as Trask endeavors to demonstrate the Prototype Sentinel technology to military leaders. The group arrives as Mystique is about to kill Trask, Magneto tries to kill Mystique to ensure her DNA cannot be used for the Sentinels, but she escapes. The fight spills onto the street in view of the public, allowing Magneto, Trask is saved, but the world is horrified by the existence of mutants. President Richard Nixon approves Trasks Sentinel program and arranges an unveiling ceremony, Trasks scientists recover Mystiques blood from the street
Dale Willem Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays in Tests, T20 Internationals and One Day International cricket for South Africa. Steyn plays domestic cricket in South Africa for Cape Cobras and he is a right-arm fast bowler, and can bowl at speeds of around 145–156 km/h. His fastest ball in cricket was clocked at 155.7 km/h against New Zealand. Steyn held the record for the fastest South African to reach 100 wickets in Test Match cricket, before Ravichandran Ashwin broke the record, Dale Steyn held the record of taking the most number of wickets -78 - in a home season, 2007-08. Steyn is widely regarded as the best fast bowler of his generation and he currently has the best bowling strike rate of all time in Test match cricket. Dale Steyn achieved a tally of 78 wickets at an average of 16.24 in Season 2007/08 and was rewarded with the prestigious ICC2008 Test Cricketer of the Year Award. He was named one of the Wisden cricketers of the year in 2013 and he was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2013 in 2014 Wisden Cricketers Almanack.
Steyn dominated the number one spot in the ICC test rankings during the peak of his career, Steyn has now been number-one for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014, with Muralitharan coming second in the list at 214 weeks. In terms of days, Steyn has spent 2,356 days at the top as of 6 October 2016, Steyn played a cameo as himself in the 2014 Hollywood film Blended. Dale Steyn grew up in the town of Phalaborwa on the border of the world-famous wildlife haven. Active and energetic, Steyn was naturally drawn to sports and his love of being outdoors led him to more solitary activities such as bass fishing and skateboarding. Steyn began playing cricket when he was around 11 years old, family games on the lawn soon led to a place in the school cricket team. During his high school years at Merensky High School in the town of Tzaneen, Steyn had exceptional pace and a raw talent, but a career in cricket didn’t seem possible. When you live in a town and there is just a handful of players, it doesn’t really count that you may be the cream of the crop.
But when you’re in a town, what are the chances. Steyn made his first-class debut for Northerns on 17 October 2003 and he went back to playing for the Titans after failing to impress in his first three Tests. Steyn went to England in 2005 to play for Essex, appearing in seven matches between May and June and he failed to make a big impact in his initial outing in County Championship cricket, taking 14 wickets at 59.85. He had a stint in England, playing for Warwickshire in the first half of the 2007 English season
Georgia (U.S. state)
Georgia is a state in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1733, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, named after King George II of Great Britain, Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2,1788. It declared its secession from the Union on January 19,1861 and it was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15,1870. Georgia is the 24th largest and the 8th most populous of the 50 United States, from 2007 to 2008,14 of Georgias counties ranked among the nations 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas. Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Empire State of the South, Atlanta is the states capital, its most populous city and has been named a global city. Georgia is bordered to the south by Florida, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina, to the west by Alabama, the states northern part is in the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains system. Georgias highest point is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 feet above sea level, Georgia is the largest state entirely east of the Mississippi River in land area.
Before settlement by Europeans, Georgia was inhabited by the mound building cultures, the British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe on February 12,1733. The colony was administered by the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America under a charter issued by King George II. The Trustees implemented a plan for the colonys settlement, known as the Oglethorpe Plan. In 1742 the colony was invaded by the Spanish during the War of Jenkins Ear, in 1752, after the government failed to renew subsidies that had helped support the colony, the Trustees turned over control to the crown. Georgia became a colony, with a governor appointed by the king. The Province of Georgia was one of the Thirteen Colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence, the State of Georgias first constitution was ratified in February 1777. Georgia was the 10th state to ratify the Articles of Confederation on July 24,1778, in 1829, gold was discovered in the North Georgia mountains, which led to the Georgia Gold Rush and an established federal mint in Dahlonega, which continued its operation until 1861.
The subsequent influx of white settlers put pressure on the government to land from the Cherokee Nation. In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law, sending many eastern Native American nations to reservations in present-day Oklahoma, including all of Georgias tribes. Despite the Supreme Courts ruling in Worcester v. Georgia that ruled U. S. states were not permitted to redraw the Indian boundaries, President Jackson and the state of Georgia ignored the ruling. In 1838, his successor, Martin Van Buren, dispatched troops to gather the Cherokee
Annabella Avery Bella Thorne is an American actress and singer. She played Ruthy Spivey in the television series My Own Worst Enemy, Tancy Henrickson in the season of Big Love. She appeared as Hilary/Larry in Blended and as Celia in Alexander, in 2015, she played Madison in The Duff, Amanda in Perfect High and Hazel in Big Sky. Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara and she has three elder siblings, Kaili and Remy, who are actors. Her father was of Cuban descent, Thorne has stated that she is of Italian and Irish ancestry. Thornes first film appearance was a role as a sidelines fan in the 2003 film Stuck on You. She has since appeared in film and television projects including Entourage, in 2007 she joined the recurring cast of Dirty Sexy Moneys second season, her first major television role. In 2008 she starred in the third-last episode of October Road as Angela Ferilli and her older brother Remy guest-starred in the same episode as a younger Eddie Latekka. In 2009, she starred the web series Little Monk, which depicted characters from the series Monk as Wendy, the webisodes are available only on the Best of Monk DVD.
Also in 2009, she played the role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not. Thorne took on a role in the family drama Raspberry Magic, the movie premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival. In 2010, Thorne replaced Jolean Wejbe as Tancy Teenie Henrickson, Thorne starred as co-star on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, originally titled Dance, Dance Chicago. Thorne played CeCe Jones, a dancer with heavy ambitions for a career in the spotlight despite having dyslexia, the show is a buddy comedy centered on a teen dance show co-starring Thorne and Zendaya. The multi-camera series began production in Hollywood, California, in July 2010 and premiered on November 7,2010, while she had a substantial portfolio of work in television and film, Thorne had no experience in professional dancing before being cast. After signing onto the show in October 2009, she began taking three dance classes every night, thornes first single, Watch Me was released on June 21, reaching 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.
9 on the US Top Heatseekers charts and earning RIAA, Gold, on September 29,2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Ups second season order to 26 episodes. A 90-minute special episode Made In Japan aired August 17,2012, on June 4,2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up had been renewed for a third season In 2012, Thorne was cast as Avalon Greene in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies. TTYLXOX was released on March 6, reaching 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, on March 30,2013, it was confirmed by Hollywood Records via Twitter that Thorne had officially signed to the record label
Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U. S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,225, most of the city is in Gwinnett County, which is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. The portions of the city in Hall County are not part of Atlantas metropolitan statistical area, but are part of Atlantas larger Combined Statistical Area, the city was founded in 1872 after a railroad was built in the area connecting Charlotte, North Carolina, with Atlanta. Buford was named after Algernon Sidney Buford, who at the time was president of the Atlanta, the city operates its own school district, the Buford City School District, and has been the birthplace and home of several musicians and athletes. Various tourist locations, including museums and community centers, the largest mall in the state of Georgia, the Mall of Georgia, Buford appears in historical records beginning in the early 19th century. The area that is now Buford was originally part of Cherokee territory, despite the treaty in 1817 that ceded the territory to the United States and Gwinnett Countys legislative establishment in 1818, the area was still largely inhabited by the Cherokee until the 1830s.
The first non-Native Americans moved to the Buford area in the late 1820s or early 1830s, the city was named after Algernon Sidney Buford, who was president of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway during the railroads construction. The town began rapidly expanding around the railway after its completion in 1871, and it was incorporated as the Town of Buford on August 24,1872, and renamed the City of Buford in 1896. In the late 1800s and early 1900s Buford became widely known for its production, becoming prominently associated with the leather industry. Buford became a producer of leather products, including saddles, horse collars, bridles. Bufords leather industry began with a leatherworker named R. H. Allen opening a shop and tannery in 1868. R. H. Allens brother Bona Allen moved to Buford from Rome, Georgia, in 1872, a statue of Roy Rogers and a Bona Allen saddle-maker saddling Trigger is located in downtown Buford. The Bona Allen Company constructed Tannery Row in downtown Buford as a factory in 1919.
After a brief employee strike the shoe factory was closed in 1942, the factory closed in 1945. In 2003 Tannery Row became home to the Tannery Row Artist Colony, Bufords leather industry ended after the tannery experienced a fire in 1981, when the Tandy Corporation decided not to rebuild the tannery and closed the facility. Buford is located in both northern Gwinnett County in northern Georgia, with a portion extending north into Hall County. The city is a suburb within the Atlanta metropolitan area. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2010 the city has a land area of 17.09 square miles, of which 17.01 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles