Catherine Louise Katey Sagal is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Als sarcastic, bon bon-eating wife, with Children and for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the FX series Sons of Anarchy. In the latter role, she worked with John Ritter until his death, from 2008–14, Sagal portrayed Gemma Teller Morrow across the entire run of Sons of Anarchy, for which she won a Golden Globe in 2011. Sagal has been married to Sons creator Kurt Sutter since 2004, Sagal and her siblings grew up in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Her godfather is prominent sitcom producer Norman Lear, Sagals father was Jewish, and Sagal has described herself as culturally Jewish but with no formal religious experience. Sagal attended California Institute of the Arts to study singing and acting, she began her career in Hollywood. One role was as a receptionist in the Columbo installment Candidate for Crime, Sagals first major role was as a newspaper columnist in the series Mary starring Mary Tyler Moore.
This led to her being cast as Peggy Bundy on the sitcom Married, with Children, she portrayed the lower-class, sex-starved, free-spending wife of shoe salesman Al Bundy. The series ran for ten years, Sagal brought her own red bouffant wig to audition for the role, and with the producers approval, the look transitioned into the show. With Children, several television films followed, she guest starred on the childrens cartoon Recess as the voice of Spinellis mother. In 1998, Matt Groening chose her to provide the voice of the purple-haired mutant spaceship captain, Leela. The show developed a following, but was cancelled after four seasons. She reprised her role as Leela in these films, and in the season that began airing June 24,2010. On April 2017, she and the rest of cast will be reunite for the 17th anniversary of Futurama, Sagal guest-starred as Edna Hyde, Steven Hydes mother, in three episodes of That 70s Show. She starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Tucker in 2000, Sagal was cast as the wife of John Ritter in the sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter in 2002.
Ritter had completed three episodes of the second season before his death, and the show was cancelled in 2005 after its third season. In 2005 and 2006, she made two appearances on Lost as Helen Norwood, in 2007, she had a role in the season finale of The Winner as Glen Abbots former, and Joshs current, with whom Glen has his first sexual experience. In 2008, she appeared in four episodes of the short-lived comedy-drama series Eli Stone, in January 2009, Sagal reunited with her TV son David Faustino for an episode of Faustinos show Star-ving
Temporary work or temporary employment refers to an employment situation where the working arrangement is limited to a certain period of time based on the needs of the employing organization. Temporary employees are sometimes called contractual, interim, casual staff, freelance, in some instances, highly skilled professionals refer to themselves as consultants. Temporary workers may work full-time or part-time depending on the individual situation, in some instances, temporary workers receive benefits, but usually benefits are only given to permanent employees as a cost-cutting measure by the employer to save money. Not all temporary employees find jobs through an employment agency. A temporary work agency, temp agency or temporary staffing firm finds, other companies, in need of short-term workers, contract with the temporary work agency to send temporary workers, or temps, on assignments to work at the other companies. Temporary employees are used in work that has a cyclical nature. There has indeed been a paradigm shift since the 1940s in the way firms utilize the temporary worker.
Throughout the Fordist era, temporary workers made up a rather marginal proportion of the labor force in North America. In contrast, in the Post-Fordist period, characterized by neoliberalism, deindustrialization and the dismantling of the welfare state, in this paradigm, the idea of the temporary worker as a stopgap solution to permanent labor became an entirely normative employment alternative to permanent work. As the market began to transform from Fordism to a regime of capital accumulation, the social regulation of labor markets. This transformation has been characterized by a restructuring that emphasized flexibility within spaces of work, labor markets, employment relationships, wages. Most governments in Western Europe started to deregulate temporary work, and indeed, global processes of neoliberalism and market rule contributed greatly to this increasing pressure put on local labor markets towards flexibility. This greater flexibility within labor markets is important at the level, particularly within OECD countries.
The temporary labor industry is worth over €157 billion per year, the biggest temporary work agencies are most profitable in emerging economies of the Global North, and those that have undergone market liberalization and regulation. The desire to market flexible, adaptable temporary workers has become a driving, through this process, the ideal temporary worker has today become largely imagined and marketed by temporary agencies. The role of an agency is as a third party between client employer and client employee. This third party, handles remuneration, work scheduling, taxes, client firms request the type of job that is to be done, and the skills required to do it. Client firms can terminate an assignment and are able to file a complaint about the temp, Work schedules are determined by assignment, which is determined by the agency and can last for an indeterminate period of time, extended to any point and cut short
Cedric the Entertainer
Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known by his stage name, Cedric the Entertainer, is an American actor, comedian and game show host. He was originally the host on Its Showtime at the Apollo and he hosted BETs ComicView during the 1993-1994 season and Def Comedy Jam in 1995. He is best known for co-starring with Steve Harvey on The WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show and he hosted the twelfth season of daytime version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in the 2013-2014 television season. He starred in the TV Land original series The Soul Man, Cedric was born on April 24,1964 in Jefferson City, and is the son of Rosetta, a school teacher, and Kittrell Kyles, an employee of a railroad company. His only sibling is his younger sister Sharita Kyles Wilson, an adjunct instructor at the University of Memphis in Memphis. He was raised in Caruthersville, but after junior school he moved to Berkeley. Cedric is a graduate of Berkeley High School in St. Louis northern suburbs, while Cedric attended Berkeley High, he developed a very severe rash on the top of his head, forcing him to wear a hat for the rest of his career.
In 2005, Cedric told CNN he no longer cares about his rash and is proud of it and he continues his involvement with his high school by awarding a scholarship each year to a graduating senior through his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc. The foundations motto is, Reaching Out. Giving Back and he is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi. Mr. Kyles recently was awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts, in 1996, Cedric moved into acting, playing Steve Harveys friend, Cedric Jackie Robinson, on the sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show. These comments were spoken in character, were part of the script, in the 2005 animated film Madagascar, Cedric voiced Maurice the aye aye. In October 2005, Cedric joined the Champ Car auto racing series as a part owner, Cedric appeared in the movie Charlottes Web as the voice of Golly the gander. While his acting career grew, Cedric continued stand-up and traveled the country as one of the Kings of Comedy headliners, with Steve Harvey, the act was made into a film by Spike Lee called The Original Kings of Comedy.
Cedric briefly had his own comedy show called Cedric the Entertainer Presents. The show had been renewed for a season, but Fox canceled it before the season began. He appeared in the 2003 PlayStation 2 video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 and his most recent HBO Comedy Special was titled Cedric The Entertainer, Taking You Higher. Two of the dancers from the special were Kamilah Barrett and Sandra Colton. He recorded comedic interludes on two multi-platinum selling albums, Nellys Country Grammar and Jay-z Black Album and he starred in the 2008 films Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Street Kings
Debra Renee Wilson, known as Debra Wilson Skelton or Debra Skelton, is an American actress and comedian. Wilson is known for being one of the original cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv. She has done work for various productions including Avatar. Hood vs. Evil, The Proud Family, Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Wilson was born and raised in New York City, in the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens. Wilson attended the New York City High School of the Performing Arts, after graduation, she continued her studies at Syracuse University, working in television and radio broadcasting. Wilson was a teacher during the 1980s for the All Saints Church, in Sunnyside. Her acting debut was on the television pilot The Apollo Comedy Hour, following this success she became a series regular on The Uptown Comedy Club and co-hosted Can We Shop. with Joan Rivers. She continued her work in television working as a spokesperson for Burger King and her major feature film debut was Let It Be Me which she worked on shortly before starting on MADtv.
Wilson was one of the eight cast members of MADtv when the series aired in 1995. Wilson came to the show with a background in comedy, improv. MADtv was her third TV series, although she had done stand up in New York for one year, Wilson was credited for creating some of the most popular recurring characters on the show. Perhaps her best known character was the fast talking Black American Princess Bunifa Latifah Halifah Sharifa Jackson and her most recognized impressions on the show were of Oprah Winfrey and Whitney Houston. Her Oprah impersonation is so well regarded that in fact she has played Oprah or Oprah-like characters in media, most notably Scary Movie 4. Since her debut on MADtv, Wilson has done voice acting on episodes on television shows, landing some recurring roles on such shows as Clone High, Family Guy. She voiced Captain Lisa Cusak in the Star Trek, Deep Space Nine episode The Sound of Her Voice, Wilson has made numerous independent films, including Naked Angel, Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, Skin Deep, and Soulmates.
She was in an episode of Without a Trace as a doctor and she and Sullivan have done commercials for Pepsis Sierra Mist. She appeared as herself on the February 15,1999, episode of WCW Monday Nitro accompanying MADtv castmate Will Sasso in his wrestling match against Bret Hart. She appeared on the UK Whose Line Is It Anyway - Season 10 and she was the co-host of TV Guide Channels TV Watercooler with John Fugelsang, until she was replaced by Teresa Strasser in October 2006
He wrote the screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays and Killer Joe, both directed by William Friedkin, and August, Osage County, directed by John Wells. He is known for his portrayal of Andrew Lockhart in seasons 3 and 4 of Showtimes Homeland, Letts was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to best-selling author Billie Letts and the late college professor and actor Dennis Letts. He has two brothers, Shawn, a musician and composer, and Dana. Letts was raised in Durant and graduated from Durant High School in the early 1980s and he moved to Dallas, where he waited tables and worked in telemarketing while starting as an actor. He acted in Jerry Flemmons O Dammit, which was part of a new playwrights series sponsored by Southern Methodist University. Letts moved to Chicago at the age of 20, and worked for the next 11 years at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and he is still an active member of Steppenwolf. He was a member of Bang Bang Spontaneous Theatre, whose members included Greg Kotis, Michael Shannon, Paul Dillon.
In 1991, Letts wrote the play Killer Joe, two years later, the play premiered at the Next Lab Theater in Chicago, followed by the 29th Street Rep in NYC. Since then, Killer Joe has been performed in at least 15 countries in 12 languages and his mother Billie Letts, a writer, has said of his work, I try to be upbeat and funny. Everybody in Tracys stories gets naked or dead, Letts plays have been about people struggling with moral and spiritual questions. He says he was inspired by the plays of Tennessee Williams, Letts considers sound to be a very strong storytelling tool for theater. Letts married actress Carrie Coon, a co-star in Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. in September 2013, in 2008, Letts won a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for August, Osage County. It had premiered in Chicago in 2007, before moving to New York and it opened on Broadway in 2007 and ran into 2009. In 2004, Letts was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, for his screenplay of Killer Joe, Letts was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Writing.
In 2012–2013, Letts appeared in the 50th Anniversary Broadway revival of Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. as originally presented by the Steppenwolf Theater Company. On June 9,2013, he received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as George in Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. In 2013, Letts was nominated, along with the rest of the cast of Showtimes Homeland, Letts has written the screenplays for three feature films based on plays of the same names written by Letts, Killer Joe, and August, Osage County. For Killer Joe, Letts was nominated for a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, for Best Writing
Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani, known as Persian Pink Panther, is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the Axis of Evil comedy group. The group appeared on a special on Comedy Central. Jobrani has appeared in films, television shows, including Better Off Ted, on radio. His filmography includes roles in The Interpreter, Friday After Next and he appears as a regular character on the 2017 CBS sitcom Superior Donuts. Jobrani was born in Tehran, Iran and he and his parents moved to California when he was six years old. He was raised in Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay area and he attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, and was inducted into the Redwood distinguished alumni class of 2017. Jobrani studied political science and Italian at UC Berkeley, where he received a B. A. degree and he was enrolled in a Ph. D. program at UCLA when he decided to pursue his childhood dream of acting and performing comedy. He made an appearance in 13 Going on 30 and he has toured with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour.
He provided the voice of Ahmed Farahnakian in the version of World War Z. Jobrani has written a movie with a friend called Jimmy Vestvood. Jobrani makes occasional appearances on NPRs news quiz show Wait Wait, dont Tell Me. and American Public Medias Wits. He appeared on episode 118, October 28,2010 of WTF with Marc Maron, Jobrani co-hosts his own podcast on the All Things Comedy podcasting network with fellow comedians Al Madrigal and Chris Spencer. Titled Minivan Men, the podcast chronicles the lives and experiences of the three hosts with particular focus on fatherhood and he played Jafar in the 2015 musical fantasy television film Descendants. Jobranis jokes focus on race and the misunderstanding of Middle Easterners in America and he talks about his family. Jobrani sits on the board of the Persian American Cancer Institute, in 2006, Jobrani married an Indian-American attorney named Preetha. They have a son and daughter and reside in California, iranian stand-up comedy Axis of Evil Comedy Tour Official website Maz Jobrani at the Internet Movie Database Maz Jobrani at TED Bakshi, Amar.
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Brenda Buell Vaccaro is an American stage and film actress. Vaccaro was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Italian American parents Christine M. and Mario A. Vaccaro, a restaurateur. She was raised in Dallas, where her parents co-founded Marios Restaurant, in 1943, converting it from Dutchs Café, and where Vaccaro graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. Vaccaros Broadway credits include The Affair, Cactus Flower, How Now, Dow Jones, The Goodbye People, the version of The Odd Couple. The husky-voiced actress is a three-time Tony Award nominee, for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Actress in a Play. Vaccaro appeared with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, for her performance in the 1975 film adaptation of Jacqueline Susanns Once Is Not Enough she gained an Academy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. D. McCloud, The Streets of San Francisco, The Love Boat, St. Elsewhere, She Wrote, The Golden Girls, Touched by an Angel, The King of Queens, and Nip/Tuck.
She was nominated for an Emmy Award three times and won for Best Supporting Actress in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music for The Shape of Things in 1974 and she supplied the voice for Johnny Bravos mother Bunny Bravo in the animated cartoon series. She was the first voice of Jays s ex-wife Ardeth on The Critic and she made an appearance on The Smurfs as Scruple, an apprentice of Gargamel, opposite Paul Winchell. Brenda Vaccaro at the Internet Broadway Database Brenda Vaccaro at the Internet Movie Database
CBS is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major facilities and operations in New York City. CBS is sometimes referred to as the Eye Network, in reference to the iconic logo. It has called the Tiffany Network, alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley. It can refer to some of CBSs first demonstrations of color television, the network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc. a collection of 16 radio stations that was purchased by Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paleys guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, in 1974, CBS dropped its former full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which was formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971, CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which controls the current Viacom.
The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated stations throughout the United States. The origins of CBS date back to January 27,1927, Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18,1927, with a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, and fifteen affiliates. Operational costs were steep, particularly the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, in early 1928 Judson sold the network to brothers Isaac and Leon Levy, owners of the networks Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, and their partner Jerome Louchenheim. With the record out of the picture, Paley quickly streamlined the corporate name to Columbia Broadcasting System. He believed in the power of advertising since his familys La Palina cigars had doubled their sales after young William convinced his elders to advertise on radio. By September 1928, Paley bought out the Louchenheim share of CBS, during Louchenheims brief regime, Columbia paid $410,000 to A. H.
Grebes Atlantic Broadcasting Company for a small Brooklyn station, WABC, which would become the networks flagship station. WABC was quickly upgraded, and the relocated to 860 kHz. The physical plant was relocated – to Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan, by the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates. Paley moved right away to put his network on a financial footing. In the fall of 1928, he entered talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures. The deal came to fruition in September 1929, Paramount acquired 49% of CBS in return for a block of its stock worth $3.8 million at the time
Justin Warfield is a musician and hip hop emcee of African-American and Jewish Russian-Romanian maternal parentage, who was half of the darkwave duo She Wants Revenge. In 1993, he released an album titled My Field Trip to Planet 9. His latest album, the self-released Black Hesh Cult Mixtape, was released in July 2013, instead of a hip hop follow-up to his debut, for example, he formed a psychedelic rock band that released one album, The Justin Warfield Supernaut. In 1991, he had a hit single with the song Season of the Vic and he was a member of the group One Inch Punch, which released its only LP, Tao of the One Inch Punch, on Hut Records in 1996. Now he is one half of the darkwave duo She Wants Revenge and his most commercially recognizable track is probably “Bug Powder Dust, ” in which he was the vocalist on a Bomb the Bass release, and he was featured on another track on its album Clear. Additionally, he has done remix work including a remix of Joel by the Boo Radleys from its 1995 single “Its Lulu”, Warfield is married to Stefanie King.
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1080i is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television and high-definition video. The number 1080 refers to the number of lines on the screen. The term assumes a widescreen ratio of 16,9, so the 1080 lines of vertical resolution implies 1920 columns of horizontal resolution. A1920 pixels ×1080 lines screen has a total of 2.1 megapixels and this format is used in the SMPTE 292M standard. The choice of 1080 lines originates with Charles Poynton, who in the early 1990s pushed for square pixels to be used in HD video formats, within the designation 1080i, the i stands for interlaced scan. A frame of 1080i video consists of two fields of 1920 horizontal and 540 vertical pixels. The first field consists of all odd-numbered TV lines and the second all even numbered lines, 1080i differs from 1080p, where the p stands for progressive scan, where all lines in a frame are captured at the same time. In native or pure 1080i, the two fields of a frame correspond to different instants, so motion portrayal is good and this is true for interlaced video in general and can be easily observed in still images taken of fast motion scenes.
However, when 1080p material is captured at 25 or 30 frames/second, it is converted to 1080i at 50 or 60 fields/second, respectively, in this situation both fields in a frame do correspond to the same instant. The field-to-instant relation is more complex for the case of 1080p at 24 frames/second converted to 1080i at 60 fields/second. Both field rates can be carried by digital television broadcast formats such as ATSC, DVB. The frame rate can be implied by the context, while the rate is generally specified after the letter i. In this case 1080i60 refers to 60 fields per second, the European Broadcasting Union prefers to use the resolution and frame rate separated by a slash, as in 1080i/30 and 1080i/25, likewise 480i/30 and 576i/25. Resolutions of 1080i60 or 1080i50 often refers to 1080i/30 or 1080i/25 in EBU notation, 1080i is directly compatible with some CRT HDTVs on which it can be displayed natively in interlaced form, but for display on progressive-scan—e. g. Most new LCD and plasma TVs, it must be deinterlaced, depending on the televisions video processing capabilities, the resulting video quality may vary, but may not necessarily suffer.
For example, film material at 25fps may be deinterlaced from 1080i50 to restore a full 1080p resolution at the frame rate without any loss. Preferably video material with 50 or 60 motion phases/second is to be converted to 50p or 60p before display, most HD channels on satellite and cable broadcast in 1080i. This allows local newscasts on these ABC affiliates to be produced in the resolution to match the picture quality of their 1080i competitors