Kevin Connolly (actor)
Kevin Connolly is an American actor and director. He is best known for his role as Eric Murphy in the HBO series Entourage, Connolly was born in Patchogue, New York, the son of Eileen J. and John Connolly. Kevin graduated Patchogue-Medford High School in 1992 and he began his career at age six, appearing in television commercials, including the popular Betcha bite a chip campaign for Chips Ahoy. In 1990, he landed his first film role, as Chickie in Rocky V, two years later, Connolly was cast as Shaun Kelly in the film adaptation of Myron Levoys novel Alan & Naomi, and co-starred with Tobey Maguire in the short-lived Fox sitcom Great Scott. His appearance in the series earned him a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series. He portrayed Dabney Colemans son in the comedy film The Beverly Hillbillies, Connolly continued guest starring in television series including Wings, Getting By and the medical drama ER. From 1995–96, Connolly starred in Dons Plum alongside future collaborators Tobey Maguire, that year, he landed the role of Ryan Malloy on the situation comedy Unhappily Ever After.
The series marked Connollys directorial debut when he directed six episodes in its fourth season, in 2007, Connolly made his full-length movie directorial debut with the film Gardener of Eden, which premiered in April 2007 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Connollys best-known role is the character Eric Murphy, better known as E, E is the manager and best friend of Vincent Chase, who is played by Adrian Grenier. In 2015, Connolly reprised his role as Eric in the Entourage film adaptation, in addition to television work, Connolly has appeared in several major motion pictures including Antwone Fisher, John Q and The Notebook. In August 2007, he signed on to play a character in Hes Just Not That Into You. In October 2008, Connolly was hired to direct his first music video for rap artist The Game, featuring R&B artist Ne-Yo. The video is for the song Camera Phone from The Games album LAX. Connolly attended the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles and announced the final pick of the first round for the New York Islanders.
In September 2015, it was announced that Connolly would direct The Life and Death of John Gotti, a film about infamous mobster John Gotti and his son, John A. Gotti, academy Award-nominee, John Travolta is set to play the former. Kevin Connolly at the Internet Movie Database Profile on HBO. com Kevin Connolly in the Hot Seat, interview by Alison Rosen of Time Out New York
A nightclub is an entertainment venue and bar which serves alcoholic beverages that usually operates late into the night. Another distinction is that whereas many pubs and sports bars aim at a market, nightclubs typically aim at a niche market of music and dancing enthusiasts. The upmarket nature of nightclubs can be seen in the inclusion of VIP areas in some nightclubs, for celebrities, nightclubs are much more likely than pubs or sports bars to use bouncers to screen prospective clubgoers for entry. Some nightclub bouncers do not admit people with ripped jeans or other clothing or gang apparel as part of a dress code. The busiest nights for a nightclub are Friday and Saturday night, most clubs or club nights cater to certain music genres, such as house music or gothic rock. A nightclub may be called a discothèque, disco, or dance club, from about 1900 to 1920, working class Americans would gather at honky tonks or juke joints to dance to music played on a piano or a jukebox. Webster Hall is credited as the first modern nightclub, being built in 1886 and starting off as a hall, originally functioning as a home for dance.
During Prohibition in the United States, nightclubs went underground as illegal speakeasy bars, with Webster Hall staying open, with rumors circulating of Al Capones involvement and police bribery. With the repeal of Prohibition in February 1933, nightclubs were revived, such as New Yorks 21 Club, Copacabana, El Morocco, in Germany, possibly the first discothèque was Scotch-Club. These discothèques were patronized by anti-Vichy youth called zazous, there were underground discothèques in Nazi Germany patronized by anti-Nazi youth called the swing kids. In Harlem, Connies Inn and the Cotton Club were popular venues for white audiences, before 1953 and even some years thereafter, most bars and nightclubs used a jukebox or mostly live bands. The Whisky à Gogo set into place the elements of the modern post World War II discothèque-style nightclub. At the end of the 1950s, several of the bars in Soho introduced afternoon dancing. In the early 1960s, Mark Birley opened a members-only discothèque nightclub, Annabels, in Berkeley Square, in 1962, the Peppermint Lounge in New York City became popular and is the place where go-go dancing originated.
However, the first rock and roll generation preferred rough and tumble bars and taverns to nightclubs, disco has its roots in the underground club scene. It brought together people from all walks of life and backgrounds and these clubs acted as safe havens for homosexual partygoers to dance in peace and away from public scrutiny. Disco allowed patrons to explore sexuality and push the envelope on the dance floor, disco clubs acted as an escape from such depressing environments and acted as the fantasy marginalized peoples could escape to forget oppression and racism. Disco clubs originally functioned as liberated party spaces and were seen as places of political statement, a smooth mix of long single records to keep people dancing all night long
Benjamin Geza Ben Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. He began his career as a actor, starring in the PBS educational series The Voyage of the Mimi. He appeared in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused and various Kevin Smith films including Chasing Amy, Affleck gained recognition when he and childhood friend Matt Damon won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting. He starred in films including Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, Pearl Harbor, Changing Lanes. After a career downturn, during which he appeared in Daredevil and Gigli, Afflecks directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, which he co-wrote, was well received. He directed, co-wrote, and starred in the crime drama The Town. For the political thriller Argo, which he directed and starred in, Affleck won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Golden Globe, BAFTA, in 2014, he starred in the psychological thriller Gone Girl. In 2016, Affleck began playing Batman in the DC Extended Universe, Affleck is the co-founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a grantmaking and advocacy-based nonprofit organization.
He is a member of the Democratic Party. His younger brother is actor Casey Affleck, with whom he has worked on films including Good Will Hunting. Following high-profile relationships with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez, Affleck married Jennifer Garner in 2005, Affleck and Garner have three children together, and announced their separation in 2015. Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt was born on August 15,1972 in Berkeley and his family moved to Massachusetts when he was two, living in Falmouth, where his brother Casey was born, before settling in Cambridge. His mother, Christopher Anne Chris, was a Radcliffe College- and his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, worked sporadically as an auto mechanic, a carpenter, a bookie, an electrician, a bartender, and a janitor at Harvard University. In the mid-1960s, he had been an actor and stage manager with the Theater Company of Boston, during Afflecks childhood, his father had a self-described severe, chronic problem with alcoholism and Affleck has recalled him drinking all day, every day.
His parents divorced when he was 12, and he and his brother lived with their mother. In the following years, his fathers alcoholism worsened and he spent two years homeless, when Affleck was 16, his father moved to Indio, California to enter a rehabilitation facility and, after gaining sobriety, worked as an addiction counselor at the facility for many years. Affleck was raised in an active, liberal household. He and his brother were surrounded by people who worked in the arts, were taken to the theater by their mother
Kristoffer Kris Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He wrote and recorded the songs Me and Bobby McGee, For the Good Times, Sunday Mornin Comin Down, Kristofferson composed his own songs and collaborated with Nashville songwriters such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, in 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He is known for his roles in Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore and A Star Is Born. Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann and Lars Henry Kristofferson and his paternal grandparents emigrated from Sweden, while his mother had English, Scottish-Irish, Swiss-German and Dutch ancestry. Kristoffersons paternal grandfather was an officer in the Swedish Army, when Kristofferson was a child, his father pushed him towards a military career. At the age of 17, Kristofferson took a job with a dredging contractor on Wake Island. He called it the hardest job I ever had, like most military brats, Kristofferson moved around frequently as a youth, finally settling down in San Mateo, where he graduated from San Mateo High School.
An aspiring writer, Kristofferson enrolled in Pomona College in 1954 and he experienced his first dose of fame when he appeared in Sports Illustrateds Faces in the Crowd for his achievements in collegiate rugby union and track and field. He and his classmates revived the Claremont Colleges Rugby Club in 1958, Kristofferson became a member of Delta Kappa fraternity at Pomona College, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in literature. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa his junior year, in a 2004 interview with Pomona College Magazine, Kristofferson mentioned philosophy professor Frederick Sontag as an important influence in his life. Kristofferson earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied at Merton College, while at Oxford, he was awarded his Blue for boxing, played rugby for his college, and began writing songs. At Oxford, he was acquainted with fellow Rhodes scholar, art critic. With the help of his manager, Larry Parnes, Kristofferson recorded for Top Rank Records under the name Kris Carson and this early phase of his music career was unsuccessful.
In 1960, Kristofferson graduated with a B. Phil in English literature, the following year he married his long-time girlfriend, Frances Mavia Beer. Kristofferson, under pressure from his family, ultimately joined the U. S. Army and he became a helicopter pilot after receiving flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. During the early 1960s, he was stationed in West Germany as a member of the 8th Infantry Division, during this time, he resumed his music career and formed a band. In 1965, when his tour of duty ended, Kristofferson was given an assignment to teach English literature at West Point, instead, he decided to leave the Army and pursue songwriting
Yoga is a group of physical and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. There is a variety of Yoga schools and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism. Among the most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Rāja yoga, the chronology of earliest texts describing yoga-practices is unclear, varyingly credited to Hindu Upanishads. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE, Hatha yoga texts emerged around the 11th century with origins in tantra. Yoga gurus from India introduced yoga to the west, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th, in the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more physical exercise, it has a meditative. One of the six orthodox schools of Hinduism is called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics. Many studies have tried to determine the effectiveness of yoga as an intervention for cancer, asthma. On December 1,2016, Yoga was listed as UNESCO’s Intangible cultural heritage, in Sanskrit, the word yoga comes from the root yuj which means to add, to join, to unite, or to attach in its most common senses.
By figurative extension from the yoking or harnessing of oxen or horses, all further developments of the sense of this word are post-Vedic. More prosaic moods such as exertion, zeal, there are very many compound words containing yoga in Sanskrit. Yoga can take on such as connection, union, application, addition. In simpler words, Yoga means combined, bhaktiyoga means devoted attachment in the monotheistic Bhakti movement. The term kriyāyoga has a sense, meaning connection with a verb. But the same compound is given a technical meaning in the Yoga Sutras, designating the practical aspects of the philosophy. In the context of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the root yuj samādhau is considered by commentators as the correct etymology. In accordance with Pāṇini, Vyasa who wrote the first commentary on the Yoga Sutras, according to Dasgupta, the term yoga can be derived from either of two roots, yujir yoga or yuj samādhau. Someone who practices yoga or follows the philosophy with a high level of commitment is called a yogi or yogini
This may be accomplished by communicating a sense of playfulness or irony. Double entendres, with one meaning more formally appropriate and another more suggestive, body language can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, etc. Verbal communication of interest can include alterations in vocal tone, such as pace, challenges serve to increase tension and test intention and congruity. Nonetheless, some behaviors may be more universal, the origin of the word flirt is obscure. While old-fashioned, this expression is used in French, often mockingly. She observed in the flirtations between the American soldiers and British women a pattern of misunderstandings regarding who is supposed to take which initiative, which the boys learn to respect, and for the rest to rely upon the men to approach or advance, as warranted by the situation. This resulted, for example, in British women interpreting an American soldiers gregariousness as something more intimate or serious than he had intended.
He wrote that courtship in both cultures used approximately 30 steps from first eye contact to the consummation, but that the sequence of the steps was different. For example, kissing might be a step in the American pattern. The fan was used as a means of communication and therefore a way of flirting from the 16th century onwards in some European societies, especially England. A whole sign language was developed with the use of the fan, charles Francis Badini created the Original Fanology or Ladies Conversation Fan which was published by William Cock in London in 1797. The use of the fan was not limited to women, as men carried fans, for instance, placing the fan near the heart meant I love you, while opening a fan wide meant Wait for me. In Spain, where the use of fans is still popular in modern times, ladies used them to communicate with suitors or prospective suitors without their family or chaperon finding out. This use was popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries. People flirt for a variety of reasons, flirting can indicate an interest in a deeper personal relationship with another person.
Some people flirt simply for amusement, with no intention of developing any further relationship and this type of flirting sometimes faces disapproval from others because it can be deemed as leading someone on if the person being flirted with misinterprets it as something more serious. In most cultures, both types of flirting may be viewed as cheating if either person is in a relationship with someone else. Some couples set up rules and boundaries for their partner so one will know whats accepted, in order to bond or to express sexual interest, people flirt
A pager is a wireless telecommunications device that receives and displays alphanumeric messages and/or receives and announces voice messages. One-way pagers can only receive messages, while response pagers and two-way pagers can acknowledge, reply to, Pagers operate as part of a paging system which includes one or more fixed transmitters, as well as a number of pagers carried by mobile users. These systems can range from a restaurant system with a single low-power transmitter, in the 2000s, the widespread availability of cellphones and smartphones has greatly diminished the pager industry. This resilience has led public safety agencies to adopt pagers over cellular, the first telephone pager system was patented in 1949 by Alfred J. Gross. One of the first practical paging services was launched in 1950 for physicians in the New York City area, physicians paid $12 per month for the service and carried a 200-gram pager that would receive phone messages within 40 kilometres of a single transmitter tower.
The system was manufactured by the Reevesound Company and operated by Telanswerphone, in 1962 the Bell System—the U. S. telephone monopoly colloquially known as Ma Bell—presented its Bellboy radio paging system at the Seattle Worlds Fair. Bellboy was the first commercial system for personal paging and it marked one of the first consumer applications of the transistor, for which three Bell Labs inventors received a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956. Solid-state circuitry enabled the Bellboy pager, about the size of a small TV remote device, to fit into a pocket or purse. The Bellboy was a terminal that notified the user when someone was trying to call them, when the person received an audible signal on the pager, he found a telephone and called the service centre, which informed him of the callers message. The ReFLEX protocol was developed in the mid 1990s, another is a facility handling classified information, where various radio transmitter or data storage devices are excluded to ensure security.
First responders in rural areas with inadequate cellular coverage are often issued pagers, volunteer firefighters, EMS paramedics, and rescue squad members usually carry pagers to alert them of emergency call outs for their department. These pagers receive a tone from a fire department radio frequency. Restaurant pagers are in use in the 2000s. Customers are given a portable receiver that usually vibrates, Pagers have been popular with birdwatchers in Britain and Ireland since 1991, with companies Rare Bird Alert and Birdnet Information offering news of rare birds sent to pagers that they sell. The U. S. paging industry generated $2.1 billion in revenue in 2008, in Canada,161,500 Canadians paid $18.5 million for pager service in 2013. Telus, one of the three major carriers, announced the end to its Canadian pager service as of March 31,2015. Many paging network operators now allow numeric and textual pages to be submitted to the paging networks via email and this can result in pager messages being delayed or lost.
Older forms of message submission using the Telelocator Alphanumeric Protocol involve modem connections directly to a paging network, for this reason, older forms of message submission retain their usefulness for disseminating highly-important alerts to users such as emergency services personnel
Electronic mail, or email, is a method of exchanging digital messages between people using digital devices such as computers and mobile phones. Email first entered use in the 1960s and by the mid-1970s had taken the form now recognized as email. Email operates across computer networks, which today is primarily the Internet, some early email systems required the author and the recipient to both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging. Todays email systems are based on a store-and-forward model, Email servers accept, forward and store messages. Originally an ASCII text-only communications medium, Internet email was extended by Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions to carry text in character sets. International email, with internationalized email addresses using UTF-8, has been standardized, the history of modern Internet email services reaches back to the early ARPANET, with standards for encoding email messages published as early as 1973. An email message sent in the early 1970s looks very similar to an email sent today.
Email played an important part in creating the Internet, and the conversion from ARPANET to the Internet in the early 1980s produced the core of the current services, the term electronic mail was used generically for any electronic document transmission. For example, several writers in the early 1970s used the term to describe fax document transmission, as a result, it is difficult to find the first citation for the use of the term with the more specific meaning it has today. This spelling appears in most dictionaries, Mail was the form used in the original protocol standard, RFC524. The service is referred to as mail, and a piece of electronic mail is called a message. EMail is a form that has been used in RFCs for the Authors Address and is expressly required for historical reasons. E-mail is sometimes used, capitalizing the initial E as in similar abbreviations like E-piano, E-guitar, A-bomb, by 1968, AUTODIN linked more than 300 sites in several countries. With the introduction of MITs Compatible Time-Sharing System in 1961, multiple users could log in to a system from remote dial-up terminals.
Informal methods of using this to pass messages were developed and expanded,1965 – MITs CTSS MAIL and it used the Unix mail client to send messages between system users. The concept was extended to communicate remotely over the Berkeley Network,1979 – EMAIL, an application written by Shiva Ayyadurai for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 1979 – MH Message Handling System developed at RAND provided several tools for managing electronic mail on Unix, most of them only allowed communication between users logged into the same host or mainframe, although there might be hundreds or thousands of users within an organization. In the early 1980s, networked personal computers on LANs became increasingly important, server-based systems similar to the earlier mainframe systems were developed
Romance films make the romantic love story or the search for strong and pure love and romance the main plot focus. Occasionally, romance lovers face obstacles such as finances, physical illness, various forms of discrimination, as in all quite strong and close romantic relationships, tensions of day-to-day life and differences in compatibility enter into the plots of romantic films. In romantic television series, the development of romantic relationships may play out over many episodes. Historical romance - A romantic story with a period setting and this includes films such as Gone with the Wind, Doctor Zhivago and Titanic. Romantic drama usually revolves around an obstacle which prevents deep and true love between two people. Music is often employed to indicate the mood, creating an atmosphere of greater insulation for the couple. The conclusion of a romantic drama typically does not indicate whether a final union between the two main characters will occur. Chick flick is a term associated with romance films as many are targeted to a female audience.
As such, the terms cannot be used interchangeably, films of this genre include Dirty Dancing, The Notebook, Dear John, A Walk to Remember, and Romeo + Juliet. Romantic comedies are films with light-hearted, humorous plotlines, centered on romantic ideals such as true love is able to surmount most obstacles. Humour in such films tends to be of a verbal, low-key variety or situational, films within this genre include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Moonstruck, As Good as It Gets, Somethings Gotta Give, It Happened One Night, When Harry Met Sally. Romantic fantasies describe fantasy stories using many of the elements and conventions of the romance genre, romantic action comedies are films that blend romantic comedy and action. Examples include Killers and Day, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, This Means War, romantic thriller is a genre of film which has a storyline combining elements of the romance film and the thriller genre. Some examples of romantic thriller films are The Adjustment Bureau, The Phantom of the Opera, The Tourist, The Bodyguard and Wicker Park
It can be a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by the couple. The protocols and practices of dating, and the used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country. While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other, with the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person. This term may refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other. These people will have dates on a basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations. This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage, some cultures require people to wait until a certain age to begin dating, which has been a source of controversy. Dating as an institution is a recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries. Humans have been compared to species in terms of sexual behavior.
According to Sapolsky, humans are somewhat in the middle of this spectrum, in the sense that humans form pair bonds and these species-particular behavior patterns provide a context for aspects of human reproduction, including dating. However, one particularity of the species is that pair bonds are often formed without necessarily having the intention of reproduction. Thus, the concept of marriage is changing widely in many countries, there was little need for a temporary trial period such as dating before a permanent community-recognized union was formed between a man and a woman. The 12th-century book The Art of Courtly Love advised that True love can have no place between husband and wife, according to one view, clandestine meetings between men and women, generally outside of marriage or before marriage, were the precursors to todays dating. From about 1700 a worldwide movement perhaps described as the empowerment of the individual took hold, leading towards greater emancipation of women and women became more equal politically and socially in many nations.
Women eventually won the right to vote in many countries and own property and receive treatment by the law. In many societies, individuals could decide—on their own—whether they should marry, whom they should marry, and when they should marry. In the twentieth century, dating was sometimes seen as a precursor to marriage but it could be considered as an end-in-itself, that is, an informal social activity akin to friendship. Rapidly developing technology played a role, new communication technology such as the telephone, Internet. Cars extended the range of dating as well as enabled back-seat sexual exploration, new types of relationships formed, it was possible for people to live together without marrying and without children
He's Just Not That into You
Hes Just Not That Into You is a self-improvement book written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo that was published in 2004 and adapted into a film by the same name in 2009. It was a New York Times bestseller and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the book is a new-aged, unique self-help guide aimed for single women. The premise of the book, as stated in the title, tells readers that if a man in whom you are interested is not making the effort to pursue you. A film based on the book was released by New Line Cinema on February 6,2009, produced by Flower Films, filming was completed at the end of 2007. The film was released in theaters February 6,2009, despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it was a box office success, grossing over $180 million worldwide. The book was referenced in the movie Zombieland, in season two of Californication and in TV series Vexed