Alizée Jacotey, known professionally as Alizée, is a French singer and voice actress. She was raised in Ajaccio, Corsica, she was discovered by Mylène Farmer, following her winning performance in the talent show Graines de Star in 1999. While collaborating with Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, she followed it with a series of albums that attained immense popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on NRJ, Europe 1, MTV, Virgin Radio, many others. Throughout her career, many of her songs have been in top 25 hit lists on the record charts, including "Moi... Lolita", "L'Alizé", "J'en ai marre!", "Gourmandises", "Mademoiselle Juliette", her cover version of "La Isla Bonita", "Parler Tout Bas", "Les collines" and "À cause de l'automne". According to the IFPI and SNEP, Alizée is one of the best-selling female French artists of the 21st century, is the singer with most exports out of France. Alizée entered the music business in 2000.
She has since released six studio albums, the first two of which were composed by Laurent Boutonnat and written by Mylène Farmer. Her first album was Gourmandises, which received Platinum certification within three months of release. After its international launch in 2001, Gourmandises was a success both in France and abroad, earning Alizée the distinction of being the highest selling female French singer in 2001; the album featured her most successful single "Moi... Lolita" which reached number one in several countries in Europe and East Asia, in the UK the song was acclaimed by the New Musical Express who recognised it with a "Single of the Week" award, it became a rare example of a foreign-language song to chart in the UK, peaking at number 9. Gourmandises was followed by a second studio album, Mes courants électriques, in 2003. Following its release, Alizée toured during the fall of 2003, performing in 43 concerts throughout France and Switzerland, her fourth album titled Une enfant du siècle was released on 29 March 2010.
In early 2011 she recorded a duet with Alain Chamfort for his new album lui. Released in March 2013, Alizée's fifth studio album, 5 had a continuous promotion including the two first songs "À cause de l'automne" and "Je veux bien", she collaborated on Olly Murs's single "Dear Darlin'". Starting on 28 September, she participated in the TV show Danse avec les stars, which she won on 23 November 2013. Following the success of Danse avec les Stars, Alizée had her sixth album released, just one year after the latest album, in collaboration with Pascal Obispo; the album was not successful in sales. Known to all her friends by her nickname "Lili", Alizée began dancing early in life, by age four was proficient. During 1988-2000 she studied in what was called Ecole de Danse Monique Mufraggi, a famous dance and theatre school in Ajaccio. In 1995, aged 11, she won a colouring competition with about 7,000 entrants organised by the French airline Air Outre Mer, her design was used to paint the exterior of one of their airliners, subsequently named after her, for which Alizée won a vacation trip with her family to the Maldives.
In 1999, she appeared on the TV talent show Graines de Star, broadcast on Métropole 6. She intended to sign up for the programme's dance contest, but that category was reserved for groups only. Alizée therefore joined the singing category instead, performing the song "Waiting for Tonight" by Jennifer Lopez and "Ma Prière", she went on to win the Meilleure Graine award for most promising young singing star of tomorrow. Her winning performance was seen by veteran songwriters Mylène Farmer and Laurent Boutonnat, who were looking for a young, fresh voice to partake in their new project, they approached Alizée, she was selected after studio auditions. The duo arranged her debut with a meticulously orchestrated launch, controlling her image and public appearances. In 2000, they produced her maiden album, Gourmandises, a great success in France, Germany and the United Kingdom; the first single, Moi... Lolita, resurrected the rich French musical tradition pioneered by Serge Gainsbourg in 1964 with the song Pauvre Lola, inspired by the celebrated novel Lolita, creating the image which defined Alizée in the early years of her career.
She won an M6 award in 2000 and returned with a follow-up album, Mes Courants Électriques, in 2003. This second album was quite successful, though less so than her first album. A video album shot during her European concert tour soon followed. Alizée made her debut with the single Moi... Lolita, her most successful to date, it enjoyed success throughout most of Europe and parts of East Asia, reaching number one in several countries. The associated music video portrayed Alizée as an impoverished rustic teen visiting a dance club in the city with her little sister, pursued by a young man who had lent them the bus fare to get there, but whose romantic interest in her she never returned; the song was used in the UK trailer of the 2006 film, A Good Year, was a part of the film's soundtrack. The single was from her debut album, released in 2000; the album, written by Farmer and composed by Boutonnat, sold over 788,000 copies in France – it reached Platinum status in just three months. In 2001, the album was launched internationally and Alizée became the highest-selling female French singer ever.
The album went on to sell over two million copies worldwide. Farmer and Boutonnat kept a tight rein how the album was marketed and controlled the image in which Alizée was portrayed. In the meantime, Alizée gave few intervi
Alexander Greenwald is an American musician and record producer. He is the lead singer of the California rock band Phantom Planet. Greenwald was born in California, to a family of Jewish descent. In 1994, Greenwald formed Phantom Planet in his teens with four friends – guitarist Darren Robinson, bassist Sam Farrar, guitarist Jacques Brautbar, drummer Jason Schwartzman; the band is best known for producing the song "California", used as the theme song of the teen drama The O. C. which lasted four seasons. Phantom Planet announced their hiatus on November 25, 2008. In 2006, he collaborated with DJ Mark Ronson, to cover the Radiohead song, "Just"; the cover appears on the compilation album Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads, as well as the Mark Ronson album, Version. He appeared with Ronson at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival where he climbed up on to the lighting rig of the John Peel stage during the performance of "Just", sang "California". In 2010, he collaborated once again with Ronson on the album "Record Collection", on which Greenwald shares writing credits on six out of the eleven tracks.
He became part of The Business Intl. for this record. He was a member of Los Angeles band blackblack, until 2007. At live shows, he was known for 1980s styled dance moves, which were inspired from watching David Byrne of the Talking Heads. Greenwald is a vegan and has appeared in at least two ads for PETA, he told PETA his reasons for going vegan: "In college I stopped eating red meat on a bet with my girlfriend at the time. She bet she could stop smoking, I bet that I could stop eating red meat, she started smoking again, so I won, which I'm always proud of.…I had been a vegetarian as a child for whatever reason. I guess kids sometimes follow their instincts…My friend dared me to go vegan as I was reading this book Fast Food Nation, which opened my eyes to a lot of cruelties.…Ever since I've been vegan and enjoyed it daily."Greenwald co-produced and appeared on ex – Panic! at the Disco members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker's new band, The Young Veins debut record, Take a Vacation!. He produced several tracks on The Like's second studio album Release Me.
He is part of the group Phases, signed to Warner Bros. Records. JJAMZ was a band composed of Greenwald along with James Valentine, Jason Boesel, Michael Runion, Z Berg; the group was started at karaoke night at Guys in Hollywood. The band name is an acronym; the group was a means of escape from each member's respective band at the time. "JJAMZ started at an interesting time in all of our lives. We all needed some kind of escape from our other bands, it was a tumultuous time, the lyrics just came out. It was like word vomit. I can't remember," said Z Berg in one of their first interviews as a band; the band played their first concert at the Echo Plex on January 27, 2009. The band released their first and only album, Suicide Pact, on July 10, 2012, it was released through Dangerbird Records. Following Valentine's departure from JJAMZ, the band changed its name to Phases. Signed to Warner Bros. Records, Phases is composed of Greenwald, Z Berg, Jason Boesel, Michael Runion. Greenwald is the executive one of the musicians in The Business International.
He helped to write several of the songs on their album Record Collection. He is one of the lead singers in the song'The Night Last Night', appeared the music video for "The Bike Song". In addition to the commercials for The Gap and his appearance in Donnie Darko, Greenwald appeared in two music videos for the electronica band M83 – "Don't Save Us From the Flames" and "Teen Angst", the video for Uffie's "ADD SUV" and in videos for Mark Ronson, including the video for "Just". In 2013, Greenwald began a relationship with actress Brie Larson. In May 2016, Larson's representative confirmed. On January 11, 2019, it was reported that Larson had called off their engagement. SoloYo With JJAMZSuicide Pact With PhasesFor Life With Phantom Planet Phantom Planet Is Missing Polaroid The Guest Negatives Negatives 2 Phantom Planet Raise the Dead With BlackblackBlackblack EP 1 Blackblack EP 2 BlackBlack TheOCShow.com ASCAP.com PETAkids.com TheyWillRockYou.com Interview Magazine Alex Greenwald on IMDb
Ray of Light (song)
"Ray of Light" is a song by American singer Madonna. It is the title track from her seventh studio album Ray of Light, was released as the album's second single on May 6, 1998, by Maverick Records; the song was included on the compilation albums GHV2 and Celebration. Written by Madonna, William Orbit, Clive Maldoon, Dave Curtiss, Christine Leach, produced by Madonna and Orbit, "Ray of Light" is based on Curtiss Maldoon's "Sepheryn" and is an electronic dance song with techno, trance and disco influences. "Ray of Light" consists of a main synth sound oscillating on the primary musical note, an electric guitar riff. Lyrically, the song has a theme of freedom; the song has received critical acclaim by music critics, for its club-friendly, electronic sound, "emotional warmth". The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards. "Ray of Light" debuted and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Madonna's highest debut on the chart to date. It reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Internationally, the song reached the top five in Canada and the United Kingdom, peaked at number one in Greece and Spain. An accompanying music video for "Ray of Light" was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and shows scenes from different cities around the world, with Madonna singing the song in front of them; the video was critically acclaimed, receiving the Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video, as well as winning five awards at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. Stefano Salvati accused her of plagiarizing the concept of a music video he directed for Biagio Antonacci in 1994; the song has been performed in three of Madonna's concert tours, the last being the Sticky & Sweet Tour. It has been covered by a number of artists, has been featured in several elements of popular culture, such as on the FOX show Glee, as well as different advertising campaigns. Since 1996, Madonna went through a number of "life-changing experiences" which included giving birth to her daughter Lourdes, gaining interest in Eastern mysticism and Kabbalah, as well as earning the title role on the film adaptation of the musical Evita.
A year she started working on Ray of Light, her seventh studio album. Madonna wrote songs with Patrick Leonard, Rick Nowels and Babyface; the album would reflect the singer's changed perspectives about life. Author Carol Benson noted that it was a "deeply spiritual dance record", with the crux of it based on Madonna's career, her journey and the many identities she had assumed over the years. Motherhood had softened the singer, reflected in the songs, she started talking about ideas and used words which implied deep and personal thoughts, rather than the regular dance-floor anthemic tunes she had composed. Madonna worked with Orbit after Guy Oseary, Maverick Records's partner, phoned Orbit and suggested that he send some songs to the singer, he sent a 13-track digital audio tape to Madonna, "Ray of Light" was among these tracks. It is based by English folk music duo Curtiss Maldoon. In 1996, English singer and songwriter Christine Leach, Maldoon's niece, had recorded her version of the track. Leach said she had always loved the duo's work and "Sepheryn" was her favorite.
She worked for a time with Orbit and recorded a demo of "Sepheryn" over a melody on which he was working. Leach rewrote the chorus and removed a few bits from the original composition. Orbit included it in the DAT thinking. After Madonna heard the demo she liked it, reworked the lyrics to create "Ray of Light"; the track was released as the second single from the parent album on May 6, 1998 in the United States. Curtiss was not aware of the fact that Madonna had recorded "Sepheryn" as "Ray of Light" and heard it for the first time being played on the radio, he "couldn't believe it" and was a bit annoyed, but became pleased with what Madonna had done with his original composition. He was satisfied with the 15% royalties he received as songwriter credit. Madonna took 30% royalties, another 15% were given to Maldoon's estate and the rest were earned by Madonna's record company; the singer said about the song: "It's out of control. The original version is well over 10 minutes long, it was indulgent, but I loved it.
It was heartbreaking to cut it down to a manageable length." The original version was to be included on a compilation album, titled Veronica Electronica, although it was not released. Curtiss confirmed in an interview with The Australian in January 2017, that he recorded a contemporary jazz version of "Sepheryn". "Ray of Light" was recorded along with the rest of the album at Larrabee North Studio in North Hollywood, California during summer 1997. It was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Studios in New York; the DAT contained the main portion of the song recordings, as well as preliminary demo sessions in Madonna's house in New York, as well as Hit Factory Studios where Madonna first sang the song. Like most of the album, the synth sounds recorded for "Ray of Light" were played on a Roland Juno-106. Madonna and Orbit had conducted a drummer session in Los Angeles. So he contacted Fergus Gerrand. Orbit fed them in his workstation and cut them manually, instead of using auto-editing software like ReCycle.
An electronic dance music song, "Ray of Light" has stylistic influences from acid electronica. According to biographer Lucy O'Brien who wrote in Madonna: Like an Icon, Orbit created a sensurround like atmosphere in th
Rescue Me (Madonna song)
"Rescue Me" is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her first greatest hits album, The Immaculate Collection and produced with Shep Pettibone. It was not planned to be released as a single but the song's continuous radio airplay prompted Sire Records to release "Rescue Me" as the second single from The Immaculate Collection on February 23, 1991, in the United States, as the third single on April 7 in the United Kingdom. A dance-pop and gospel-house track, the song is accompanied by the sound of thunder and rain, with the lyrics talking of romantic love rescuing the singer; the song's commercial release was accompanied by different remixes. It received positive critical response for both the original version and the remixes, as well as Pettibone's production work. Reviewers noted it as an example of Madonna's future musical endeavors to come. "Rescue Me" reached the top-ten of the record charts in Canada, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the latter country it became Madonna's 22nd top-ten song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
By the end of 1990, Madonna was ready to release her first greatest hits collection, The Immaculate Collection. According to J. Randy Taraborrelli, author of Madonna: An Intimate Biography, the release was "much more than a mere collection of Madonna's biggest-selling and most popular songs"; the singer relegated it as a "proud landmark" of her career which had progressed upwards since she broke out in the music scene in 1983. The collection had 15 of Madonna's released singles, along with two new songs, "Justify My Love" and "Rescue Me"; the former was released as the first single from the record, was controversial due to its explicit music video, banned from airing in television. There were no plans to release any follow-up single to "Justify My Love" and so no music video was filmed for "Rescue Me". However, the latter started receiving airplay in the radios as an album cut, prompting Sire Records to release it as an official single; the cover artwork featured a still image of Madonna from the music video of "Justify My Love".
In the United States, the track was released as the second single on February 23, 1991, as the third single on April 7 in the United Kingdom, due to "Crazy for You" released as the second single from the collection. A video clip consisting of compiled footage from Madonna's 1987 Who's That Girl World Tour was released to accompany the single. Madonna wrote and produced "Rescue Me" with Shep Pettibone, with whom she had worked on "Vogue", it was recorded at Axis Studios in New York City by engineer P. Dennis Mitchell, assisted by Curt Frasca and John Partham. Peter Schwartz played keyboards and did the programming on the track with assistance from Joe Moskowitz and Junior Vasquez. Tony Shimkin edited the song at Axis. "Rescue Me" was mixed by Goh Hotoda at Sound Works Studio in New York. The mixing was done in QSound which at that time was a new audio filter to create a three-dimensional sound effect; this was employed on all of Madonna's past hits present on The Immaculate Collection. "Rescue Me" is gospel-house track.
Larry Flick from Billboard described the song as a house colored pop-dance rave. According to sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Alfred Publishing, the song is composed in the key of D♭ major with a moderate tempo of 116 beats per minute. It is set in the time signature of common time with Madonna's vocals ranging from B♭3 to E♭5; the song follows a sequence of E♭m–D♭/E♭–A♭sus4/E♭–A♭/E♭ as its chord progression. The song opens with a heartbeat and thunder, followed by a prominent bass line, piano and percussion. Reminiscent of the songs by British synth-pop duo Yazoo and other 1980s disco acts, "Rescue Me" has Madonna growling the lines towards the end; the thick arrangement has backing vocals by Catherine Russell and Lillies White. The ending of the track has the instrumentation fading away to leave just the backing vocals and the song ends with the sound of thunder and rain. Lyrically, "Rescue Me" makes allusions to love rescuing the singer. Author Santiago Fouz-Hernández noted in the book Madonna's Drowned Worlds that the lines portray the second theme prevalent in Madonna's work alongside sex, that of romantic love.
The singer relegates love as savior in the lyrics when she belts "I believe in the power of love / I believe that you can rescue me". It references the 1967 songs, "Stop Her on Sight" by "Respect" by Aretha Franklin. According to Katharine Birbalsingh from The Daily Telegraph, the confessional lyrics found Madonna reaching out directly to the listener, "pleading for the love and attention" needed through the lines like "You see that I'm ferocious, you see that I am weak / You see that I am silly, pretentious and a freak" before it turned to an affirmation of her grit. Outside of the US, the song was released with Madonna's 1987 single "Spotlight" as its B-side, it was accompanied by eight different remixes by Pettibone. An extended mix was created called the "Titanic Vocal mix", alongside a stripped down "Houseboat Vocal mix" which used a new beat and instrumentation, the sound of piano and a sample from Madonna's 1986 single, "True Blue"; the Lifeboat and the S. O. S. Mixes incorporate louder and busy beats with the former being similar in composition to "Vogue".
All of them keep the original vocals intact in the remix, with a dubbed version being released. Larry Flick from Billboard described Madonna's vocals as her "most potent to date" and Pettibone's production "stellar". Flick commended the song's remixes, saying Pettibone "has outdone himself this time, creating several new versio
American Pie (song)
"American Pie" is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was the number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972 and topped the charts in Australia and New Zealand. In the UK, the single reached number 2, where it stayed for 3 weeks, on its original 1971 release while a reissue in 1991 reached No. 12. The song was listed as the No. 5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century. A truncated version of the song was covered by Madonna in 2000 and reached No. 1 in several countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. McLean's combined version is the fourth longest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, in addition to being the longest song to reach number one; the mentioned phrase "the day the music died" refers to the plane crash in 1959 that killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens. The meaning of the other lyrics has long been debated, for decades, McLean declined to explain the symbolism behind the many characters and events mentioned.
However, the overall theme of the song is the loss of innocence of the early rock and roll generation as symbolized by the plane crash that claimed the lives of three of its heroes. In 2017, McLean's original recording was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or artistically significant". While it has been claimed that Don McLean began writing the song in upstate Saratoga Springs, New York, at Caffe Lena, a 2011 New York Times article quotes Don McLean as disputing this claim; some employees at Caffe Lena claim that he started writing the song there, continued to write the song in both Cold Spring, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. McLean claims that the song was only written in Cold Philadelphia. Tin & Lint, a bar on Caroline Street in Saratoga Springs, claims the song was written there, a plaque marks the table. While some have claimed other places, such as Saint Joseph's University, as where the song was first performed, McLean insists that the song made its debut in Philadelphia at Temple University when he opened for Laura Nyro on March 14, 1971.
The song has nostalgic themes, stretching from the late 1950s until the late 1960s. Except to acknowledge that he first learned about Buddy Holly's death on February 3, 1959—McLean was age 13—when he was folding newspapers for his paper route on the morning of February 4, 1959, McLean has avoided responding to direct questions about the song's lyrics. They're poetry." He stated in an editorial published in 2009, on the 50th anniversary of the crash that killed Holly, Ritchie Valens, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, that writing the first verse of the song exorcised his long-running grief over Holly's death and that he considers the song to be "a big song... that summed up the world known as America". McLean dedicated the American Pie album to Holly, it was speculated that the song contains numerous references to post-World War II American events, elements of culture, including 1960s culture. When asked what "American Pie" meant, McLean jokingly replied, "It means I don't have to work again if I don't want to."
He stated, "You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me... Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence." He commented on the popularity of his music, "I didn't write songs that were just catchy, but with a point of view, or songs about the environment."In February 2015, McLean announced he would reveal the meaning of the lyrics to the song when the original manuscript went for auction in New York City, in April 2015. The lyrics and notes were auctioned on April 7, sold for $1.2 million. In the sale catalogue notes, McLean revealed the meaning in the song's lyrics: "Basically in American Pie things are heading in the wrong direction.... It is becoming less idyllic. I don't know whether you consider that wrong or right but it is a morality song in a sense." The catalogue confirmed some of the better known references in the song's lyrics, including mentions of Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, confirmed that the song culminates with a near-verbatim description of the death of Meredith Hunter at the Altamont Free Concert, ten years after the plane crash that killed Holly and Richardson.
Mike Mills of R. E. M. reflected: "'American Pie' just made perfect sense to me as a song and that's what impressed me the most. I could say to people; when you've written at least three songs that can be considered classic, a high batting average and if one of those songs happens to be something that a great many people think is one of the greatest songs written you've not only hit the top of the mountain but you've stayed high on the mountain for a long time."In 2017, Bob Dylan was asked about how he was referenced in the song. "A jester? Sure, the jester writes songs like'Masters of War','A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall','It's Alright, Ma' – some jester. I have to think. Ask him." Don McLean – vocals, acoustic guitar Paul Griffin – piano David Spinozza – electric guitar Bob Rothstein – bass Roy Markowitz – drums, tambourine West Forty Fourth Street Rhythm and
Adam Saul Pally is an American actor and writer, most known for starring as Max Blum in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings and as Dr. Peter Prentice in The Mindy Project, he starred in the FOX comedy Making History. Pally is the executive producer of The President Show. Pally was born in New York City, to Dr. Steven Pally, an osteopathic internist who owns his own medical office, Caryn Pally, who managed the practice in Florham Park, New Jersey, he was raised Jewish. He grew up in New York City and New Jersey, has two sisters and Risa. In 2004, Pally graduated from The New School University in New York City, he has performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York since 2002 and continues to perform in shows such as "Death by Roo Roo" and "ASSSSCAT 3000" at the theater's Los Angeles division. He is a member of the sketch comedy group "Chubby Skinny Kids" with comedians Dan Gregor and Doug Mand. Pally is part of the improv group "Hot Sauce" with Gil Ozeri and Ben Schwartz.
Pally has appeared in such films as Iron Man 3, Taking Woodstock, Solitary Man, Assassination of a High School President, The To Do List and A. C. O. D. and Slow Learners. He has made guest appearances on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and The Colbert Report, he has written and appeared on the Adult Swim series NTSF:SD:SUV::. Pally and frequent collaborator Gil Ozeri are writing a script being produced by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay's company Gary Sanchez Productions. From April 2011 to May 2013, Pally starred as Max Blum, one of the lead characters on the ABC ensemble comedy series Happy Endings, alongside Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Damon Wayans, Jr. and Casey Wilson. In 2013, Pally was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" at the Critics' Choice Television Awards for his work on season three of Happy Endings. Following the cancellation of Happy Endings, Pally joined the cast of The Mindy Project as a series regular for the second and third season, playing the role of Dr. Peter Prentice.
He left the show midway through the third season, making his final appearances as a series regular in 2015. Pally filmed a lead role opposite T. J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch in the comedy Search Party; this film serves as the directorial debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong. He starred in the indie films Slow Learners and Night Owls, both released in 2015. Pally is a regular contributor to the humor website Funny or Die, where he is best known for his series Riding Shotgun with Adam Pally, where he interviews celebrities in his car. In 2009, he created for UCB Comedy a parody of the "David After Dentist" internet phenomenon, it has received about 5 million hits on YouTube. In 2011, Pally co-starred in the comedic stage-show The Realest Real Housewives, created by his Happy Endings co-star Casey Wilson. Pally has appeared on many podcasts on the Earwolf network such as Comedy Bang! Bang!, improv4humans, Who Charted, How Did This Get Made?. On June 5, 2015, Pally and fellow comedian friends Gil Ozeri and John Gemberling gained attention when they teamed with Funny or Die to live-stream their 50-hour marathon of Entourage, watching every episode in a row with no breaks for 50 hours straight.
Pally lives in Los Angeles. He married Daniella Anne Pally on July 3, 2008 and together the couple has three children: a son Cole, daughter Georgia Grace, another son, Drake. On March 28, 2017, Pally was charged with marijuana possession in New York City. Adam Pally on IMDb Adam Pally on Twitter
Germany the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north and the Czech Republic to the east and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, Luxembourg and the Netherlands to the west. Germany includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres, has a temperate seasonal climate. With 83 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous state of Europe after Russia, the most populous state lying in Europe, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany is a decentralized country, its capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while Frankfurt serves as its financial capital and has the country's busiest airport. Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Essen; the country's other major cities are Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Bremen and Nuremberg. Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity.
A region named Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period, the Germanic tribes expanded southward. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation. After the collapse of the Holy Roman Empire, the German Confederation was formed in 1815; the German revolutions of 1848–49 resulted in the Frankfurt Parliament establishing major democratic rights. In 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the revolution of 1918–19, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic; the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, the annexation of Austria, World War II, the Holocaust. After the end of World War II in Europe and a period of Allied occupation, Austria was re-established as an independent country and two new German states were founded: West Germany, formed from the American and French occupation zones, East Germany, formed from the Soviet occupation zone.
Following the Revolutions of 1989 that ended communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, the country was reunified on 3 October 1990. Today, the sovereign state of Germany is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor, it is a great power with a strong economy. As a global leader in several industrial and technological sectors, it is both the world's third-largest exporter and importer of goods; as a developed country with a high standard of living, it upholds a social security and universal health care system, environmental protection, a tuition-free university education. The Federal Republic of Germany was a founding member of the European Economic Community in 1957 and the European Union in 1993, it is part of the Schengen Area and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G7, the G20, the OECD. Known for its rich cultural history, Germany has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, musicians, film people, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors.
Germany has a large number of World Heritage sites and is among the top tourism destinations in the world. The English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the peoples east of the Rhine; the German term Deutschland diutisciu land is derived from deutsch, descended from Old High German diutisc "popular" used to distinguish the language of the common people from Latin and its Romance descendants. This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz "popular", derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- "people", from which the word Teutons originates; the discovery of the Mauer 1 mandible shows that ancient humans were present in Germany at least 600,000 years ago. The oldest complete hunting weapons found anywhere in the world were discovered in a coal mine in Schöningen between 1994 and 1998 where eight 380,000-year-old wooden javelins of 1.82 to 2.25 m length were unearthed. The Neander Valley was the location where the first non-modern human fossil was discovered.
The Neanderthal 1 fossils are known to be 40,000 years old. Evidence of modern humans dated, has been found in caves in the Swabian Jura near Ulm; the finds included 42,000-year-old bird bone and mammoth ivory flutes which are the oldest musical instruments found, the 40,000-year-old Ice Age Lion Man, the oldest uncontested figurative art discovered, the 35,000-year-old Venus of Hohle Fels, the oldest uncontested human figurative art discovered. The Nebra sky disk is a bronze artefact created during the European Bronze Age attributed to a site near Nebra, Saxony-Anhalt, it is part of UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. The Germanic tribes are thought to date from the Pre-Roman Iron Age. From southern Scandinavia and north Germany, they expanded south and west from the 1st century BC, coming into contact with the Celtic tribes of Gaul as well