The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Complete List of Nominations for 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Today 6:15 AM PST

The awards air Jan. 25 on TNT and TBS. Here’s the complete list of nominations:


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

* Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
* Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
* Sean Penn, Milk
* Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
* Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

* Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
* Angelina Jolie, Changeling
* Melissa Leo, Frozen River
* Meryl Streep, Doubt
* Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
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Someday Syndrome

11 Ways to Cure Someday Syndrome
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Alex Fayle of the Someday Syndrome blog.

* Someday Syndrome: not doing what you want to because you don’t know what it is, because you’re procrastinating about it, or because you have too much stuff getting in your way.

Everyone suffers from Someday Syndrome at some point in their lives, often catching it repeatedly. For me, most recently, I’d been saying that I really should give running a try without doing anything about it. Read More

Grammy 2009 Nominations

For recordings released during the Eligibility Year
October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008
Note: More or less than 5 nominations in a category is the result of ties.

General Field

Category 1

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

* Chasing Pavements
Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
Track from: 19
[XL Recordings/Columbia]

* Viva La Vida
Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik Simpson, engineers/mixers
Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
[Capitol Records] Read More

Because It’s What I Am

Psychology Today
The Creative Personality
Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals.
By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Of all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living.

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity. What makes us different from apes—our language, values, artistic expression, scientific understanding, and technology—is the result of individual ingenuity that was recognized, rewarded, and transmitted through learning. Read More

Want to Save the World? I’ll Tell You How

Want to Save the World? I’ll Tell You How
Article by Zen Habits contributor Jonathan Mead.

Our planet isn’t in very good shape right now. The air is polluted. The ocean is becoming plastic soup. We’re in a financial crisis.

Things don’t seem to be looking too good, huh?

There are a lot of people, that have a lot of answers. Everyone things their answer is right. We need cleaner, natural sources for energy. We need biodegradable products that if dumped, will simply disintegrate within a few weeks. As far as the financial crisis goes, that’s a little trickier. Some people say we need more regulation. Others say we need more jobs. Others still say the cost of living is increasing too fast for our incomes to keep up. Read More



Favorite Male Artist: Chris Brown
Favorite Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Daughtry
Favorite Album: Alicia Keys, As I Am

Favorite Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Album: Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride


Favorite Male Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Band, Duo, or Group: Three 6 Mafia
Favorite Album: Kanye West, Graduation Read More

Equal Love March In Washington And Your City (Nov 1, 2009)



The Rally of Rallies:

We need your help today! Please join this event. Hosts of this event need tentative support now for making this happen.

Sometime next year, we would like to host the largest rally in American History. With the main rally in Washington DC, at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and satellite rallies in your town let America stand together in unison showing our Government that all people should enjoy the full benefits of civil unions regardless of religion, race or sexual orientation. Let us stand together side by side as straight, gay, religious or non-religious people. We need to demand that our Government recognize love from all families and offer Federal and State benefits without the current discrimination that we see nationally and in 30 states nationwide. Read More

Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives

Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives
A personal essay in hypertext by Scott Bidstrup

“We cannot accept the view that Amendment 2’s prohibition on specific legal protections does no more than deprive homosexuals of special rights. To the contrary, the amendment imposes a special disability on those persons alone. Homosexuals are forbidden the safeguards that others enjoy or may seek without constraint” -Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority of the U.S. Supreme Court in the decision overturning Colorado’s Amendment 2 referendum Read More

Author Unknown: Dear Red States

Dear Red States:

If you manage to steal this election too we’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re taking the other Blue States with us. In case you aren’t aware, that includes
California , Hawaii , Oregon , Washington , Minnesota , Wisconsin , Michigan , Illinois and all the Northeast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, and especially to the people of the
new country of New California.

To sum up briefly:

You get Texas , Oklahoma and all the slave states.
We get stem cell research and the best beaches. Read More

Gonadra de Saquette’s CMA Picks 2008

Uhn Uhn Uhn….Pity country music today and the poor ole people who have to listen to it. The days of the real troubadour, cowboy, old Kitty saloon singer are over…not that that’s bad, but too bad I have to hear it.

Today it’s all about how you look…fuck your singing…they can fix that in the studio, thus the rise of new pixie Taylor Swift…a sweet piece of fluff with questionable talent and rich parents. I’ve heard better in my bathroom or out of my babysitters. But you have to admit she’s adorable and she probably doesn’t know what hit her. She’ll do fine when she ages as a writer. Read More

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