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R.I.P. Peter Mayhew

R.I.P. Peter Mayhew

For those of you who don't know, Peter Mayhew was the performer who played Chewbacca, the furry creature from "Star Wars." The British-born actor died at his estate in Texas on April 30. Peter's family shared the information on Mayhew's Twitter page on Thursday. The cause of death has not been given. A funeral service for friends and loved ones is planned at the end of June, with a meeting scheduled to take place in Los Angeles in December, the…

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Comic Cons from New York, San Diego and Dubai

Comic Cons from New York, San Diego and Dubai

The three-day pop culture event, Middle East Film and Comic Con is the city's biggest festival. While "Avengers: Endgame" has a good chance of becoming the most commercially successful film of all time (to date). The finale of the saga unites the superheroes of the Marvel universe. The Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai is another example of how huge the fascination with hero stories is – the event brings film and television stars together with fans and…

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Wait, Don’t Forget to Save That Date

Wait, Don’t Forget to Save That Date

I love the idea of save the date cards. The reason is simple. You and the recipient can both breathe a little bit easier. For hose sending out the card it provides them with a little bit of piece of mind knowing that they have done what they can to remind people that something is important on the horizon. That would be me in a nutshell. For the recipient they can have a physical reminder and in some instances a…

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April 26 is “Alien Day”

April 26 is “Alien Day”

The cult horror film "Alien" turns forty this year! The 20th Century Fox film studio celebrates the "Alien Day" with fans on April 26 – the date is a reference to the planet LV-426 from the "Alien" movies. Director Ridley Scott wanted to celebrate the 40th birthday along with the "alien" enthusiasts around the world: Happy "Alien" Day! Thank you for being such loyal followers of our film for the past 40 years. Hard to believe we shot "Alien" in…

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Company Birthdays

Company Birthdays

Donuts for the debut, bagels for your birthday: If colleagues decide to throw a birthday party for a co-worker, I like to be there. Unfortunately, I have had to skip some as of late, because decided to go vegan. Still it was a real surprise when one of my colleague Laura baked vegan muffins especially for me … ! My colleague Laura recently came back to work after maturity leave and baked muffins for all of us. Including vegan muffins…

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GoT Music?

GoT Music?

The German-Iranian film composer Ramin Djawadi has composed the score for Hollywood blockbusters such as "Iron Man" and "Battle of the Titans." Yet, he is famous for the score of "Game of Thrones." At his Santa Monica studio, he's working on the final season of the fantasy series: "I looked at it first, as any viewer would for the first time, and I had my emotional 'up and down.' While watching the series, I immediately reflected on how I would…

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Be Natural

Be Natural

The documentary "Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché" premieres in Holywood. Jodie Foster leads as a narrator through the life story of pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché, who, around the turn of the 20th century, became the first director in the world to capture stories on film. Producer Pamela Green who directed the documentary said: "As for Hollywood and the women's rate of four percent and the lack of female directors, well, they're there. They just need more opportunities. With…

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Banana Buttermilk Mango Smoothy

Banana Buttermilk Mango Smoothy

Wow, I know that it sounds like it is going to be super heavy. And it is heavier than a lot of milkshakes that I have drank, but it is worth every calorie. The texture that the buttermilk adds is simply incredible. I really don't know how else to describe it, but it tastes like it sounds. The banana and the mango go really well together and they just keep adding to the flavors, while the buttermilk blends it all…

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Saying Goodbye to My Trusty Steed

Saying Goodbye to My Trusty Steed

Changing cars for some is a difficult task. I am one of those people. If you use something on a daily basis it becomes a part of your life. No matter how unsentimental you want to be, it is there and you have to acknowledge it in some fashion. My car holds that status in my life. And I am in the process of looking for a new one. The thought of exchanging something that has been there reliably for…

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