Gwyneth Paltrow : Shinning Legs

Posted by Cik Apple | Thursday, June 04, 2009

Did you watch Gwyneth Paltrow on the Tonight Show??
Now we know that there's all sorts of doctoring and prepping that goes on backstage with celebrities before they walk out on stage, so it's likely that Gwyneth Paltrow or her assistant lathered up her legs good with lotion before Gwyneth Paltrow went out, but this was a little over the top.

Someone must have taken a towel to Gwyneth Paltrow in the second segment, as evidenced by the photo on the right in which Gwyneth Paltrow's lacking the blinding sheen she had in the first.

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Randy Smith: Former Buffalo Brave died

Posted by Cik Apple | Thursday, June 04, 2009

Randy Smith, 60, apparently suffered a heart attack, while riding a treadmill at his home in Norwich. Randy Smith, Buffalo State's all-time athletic hero and one of the most popular players in Buffalo Braves history, died unexpectedly in Connecticut on Thursday, according to close friends and former college teammates.

The former NBA "Iron Man" first came to Buffalo in 1967 to compete in a state high school track meet at Buffalo State. Randy Smith won the high jump at a state-record 6 feet, 6 inches and was recruited by Buffalo State, where Randy Smith became an All-American in Division I soccer and on the small college level in basketball and track and field. Randy Smith led the Bengals to the NCAA College Division Final Four in Evansville, Ind., in 1970.

Durie Burns, a teammate of Randy Smith's at Buffalo State, told The News that he had learned of Randy Smith's death from Randy Smith's wife, Angela.

"I was shocked," said Burns, who now lives in Orange Park, Fla. "My wife and I had been with Randy Smith and his wife at Randy Smith mother's 78th birthday celebration in North Carolina not long ago."

Randy Smith was drafted by the Buffalo Braves in the seventh round in 1971. Coach Johnny McCarthy gave the rookie his first career start as a 6-foot-3 small forward against Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor and the Los Angeles Lakers in Memorial Auditorium. Randy Smith didn't shrink from that challenge and continued to excite Buffalo fans for the next seven seasons before the team moved to San Diego. By the time the Braves left, Randy Smith had scored 10,465 points, surpassing Bob McAdoo's team record of 9,434. Randy Smith averaged 24.6 points in the Braves' final season.

Over a stretch of 12 seasons - a record 906 games - Randy Smith never missed a game in the NBA. The streak began in 1973 with Buffalo and continued until the 1982-83 season during his second stint with San Diego. Randy Smith also played with Cleveland, the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks in his NBA career. Randy Smith scored 26,262 points in 976 NBA games in his career and was the Most Valuable Player of the 1978 NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta after he scored 27 points off the bench.

1973-74, Randy Smith was one of several stars on an exciting Braves team under Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay.

After Randy Smith's playing career ended, Randy Smith joined the NBA front office as director of player programs. After a few years, Randy Smith left the league office to coach the Hartford Hellcats team in the Continental Basketball Association in 1995. It was a failed effort. The easy going Randy Smith just wasn't hard-bitten enough to be a coach. A year later he went to work as an executive host for the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn., where Randy Smith remained until his death.

The Randy Smith League, the inner-city youth basketball program Randy Smith sponsored, carried on in Buffalo after he left the city. Randy Smith was enshrined in the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, the Hall's second class.

A native of Bellport, on Long Island, Randy Smith is survived by his second wife, Angela, two sons, Brandon and Dominique, and a daughter, Terran.

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David Carradine Dead at Thailand

Posted by Cik Apple | Thursday, June 04, 2009

David Carradine, 72, the star of the 1970s television series “Kung Fu” and the title villain of the “Kill Bill” movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said David Carradine was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.

David Carradine was part of an acting family that included his father, John Carradine his brother, Bruce Carradine, and half-brothers Keith Carradine and Robert Carradine and his nieces Ever Carradine and Martha Plimpton.

After a short run as the title character in the 1966 television adaptation of the Western “Shane,” David Carradine found fame in the 1972 series “Kung Fu” as Kwai Chang Caine, a wanderer raised by Shaolin monks to be a martial arts master.

The United States Embassy in Bangkok told The A.P. that David Carradine had been found dead in his hotel suite in Bangkok, where David Carradine was working on a movie.

Thai newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying David Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room.It said David Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday.

The newspaper said David Carradine could not be contacted after David Carradine failed to appear for a meal with the rest of the film crew on Wednesday, and that David Carradine's body was found by a hotel maid at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. The name of the movie was not immediately available.

Thai police have told BBC News that David Carradine was found on Thursday morning by a hotel maid in a wardrobe with a rope around his neck.

David Carradine was a leading member of a venerable Hollywood acting family that included his father, character actor John Carradine, and brother Keith Carradine.

David Carradine appeared in more than 100 feature films with such directors as Martin Scorsese, Ingmar Bergman and Hal Ashby. David Carradine was best known for his role as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest traveling the 1800s American frontier West in the TV series "Kung Fu," which aired in 1972-75.

David Carradine reprised the role in a mid-1980s TV movie and played Caine's grandson in the 1990s syndicated series "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues." David Carradine returned to the top in recent years as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's two-part saga "Kill Bill."

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May God Bless David Carradine.


Braves Acquire Nate McLouth

Posted by Cik Apple | Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Nate McLouth to Atlanta in exchange for three prospects, according to a statement released by the Braves.

It's not surprising to see the Braves acquire some outfield help; none of their outfielders has an OPS above .700 and they're still well within striking distance in the NL East. Nate McLouth was an All-Star in 2008 and despite an oblique injury, he was off to a good start in 2009, hitting .256/.349/.470 with nine home runs for the Pirates. In addition to his offense, he won a Gold Glove last year playing center field in spacious PNC Park.

For the Pirates, this is a bit more complicated. Everyone knows their new front office is rebuilding the club, but Nate McLouth was signed affordably through 2011 and the Pirates aren't picking up either of the Braves' best prospects, Tommy Hanson, who was called up to Atlanta Tuesday, and Jason Heyward in the deal.

Pirates' GM Neal Huntington comments:
"This may be the toughest decision we have made in my time with the organization. Nate is a quality player and person but, as we have said several times, tough decisions will need to be made as we build and sustain a championship-caliber organization. Nate has worked as hard as any player to become a starting major league Player, proving wrong anyone who may have doubted him. When we signed Nate to a long-term contract, we did so with the intent on having him remain part of our core of homegrown talent. But the quality and quantity of talent we are receiving in this trade moves us closer to our goal of building that sustainable championship-caliber club and compelled us to move a very good player and an outstanding young man."

I'm naturally predisposed to be excited by these sorts of trades--I like prospects, and I don't get as attached to established players as most fans do. I'm fine with the idea of trading Nate McLouth, it makes perfect sense in terms of the Bucs' overall plan, and they should be listening to offers on other veterans too. I'm just not sure about the return. I'm intrigued, but I'm not blown away. I think the best way to explain this deal is to say that Nate McLouth probably isn't as good as most of us think he is. The Pirates, like a lot of people around baseball, have probably come to view Nate McLouth as defensively challenged and better suited to a corner, where his bat isn't anything special.

What is a 20-homer center fielder with a decent glove and good speed worth? Is it more than Hernandez, Locke, and Morton? Did Huntington sell high here, or is he shipping away a perennial All-Star? These are the real questions Pirate fans need to be asking tonight.