Dave Bing becomes 62nd Mayor of Motor City

May 11, 2009 by  
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DETROIT: Dave Bing shoots and scores, as the Piston Hall of Famer and businessman was elected as Mayor of Motor City Tuesday night with 52% of the votes against Kenneth Cockrel, Jr. 47%. “I’m ready to go to work” he told the Free Press Thursday.

Bing will complete the term of Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned in disgraced last year due to charges of perjury and obstruction of justice involving the text messages that reveals his affair with former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, leading to corruption within the police department and city government. Kwame served 100 days out of his 120-day sentence in jail, and is now in Texas with his family working as account executive for Covisint.

Bing’s first tasks as Mayor of Detroit? Rebuild the sagging economy, create new jobs, and work on making a deal to renovate COBO.

“Voters are tired of all the bickering and finger-pointing” said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano. “His election helps send the message to those who derail the deal that the environment is in place to do this now.”

As for Cockrel, he plans on supporting Bing and return as President of the Detroit City Council. However, he has yet to decide to run again for Mayor for the August primary and the election later this year for the complete four-year term.

Red Wings evens it with Ducks

May 11, 2009 by  
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ANAHEIM (Associated Press): The Red Wings are still alive and flying in the playoffs, as the Stanley Cup champs continue to defend their title against the Ducks Thursday night at the Honda Center by the score of 6-3, with the series now tied at two apiece.

The main highlights of the game include the Wings scoring two goals in the first two periods of the game. “For whatever reason”, said Wings coach Mike Babcock, “we seemed to get a spark from that line. I figured it was time to change things up.”

Ducks’ goalie Jonas Hiller stated that Game 4 was their worst performance ever in the playoffs, and that their opponent “outplayed” them.

“We weren’t just good enough as a team”, said Ducks coach Randy Carlye, “and goaltending is part of the team and that’s the bottom line. We weren’t good enough.”

Detroit returns home to Joe Louis for Game 5, which is this Sunday, and then it is back to Anaheim for Game 6 on Tuesday.

ABC’s new “Practice” for the 2009 fall season

April 24, 2009 by  
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TVGuide.com has reported that ABC has renewed both Grey’s Anatomy and spin-off Private Practice next fall, which some thought it was on the 50/50 chance for renewal despite having strong ratings in the middle of the season due to the three-week crossover with McDreamy and the staff of Seattle Grace. 

The new episode, which airs tonight, finds Addison (Kate Walsh) still torn on whether or not to pursue a relationship with the handsome, married Dr. Noah, whose wife is enduring a difficult pregnancy.   What do you think?

More about it can be found through the interview with Dr. Noah himself Josh Hopkins at www.tvguide.com/news.

Other ABC returning shows  includes Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Lost, Ugly Betty, and Dancing with the Stars.  No word  if Samantha Who will return until ABC announces its presentation to advertisers in New York on May 19.

NBC gives “Heroes” a chance for redemption next season

April 24, 2009 by  
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This season, they’ve battled Villains and became Fugitives.  Now, the Heroes will be seeking Redemption, which will be the title of Volume 5, as NBC renews the live-action comic-book series next fall.  

However, according to Ad Age, the episode order will be cut from 25 this season to between 18 and 20 for the new season due to declining ratings and over-arching, complex storylines last season and at the start of season three.  Yet Heroes is still a dominant force in the 18-49 viewership as well as internationally.

Fugitives concludes — with the Heroes together again to fight the Hunter Danko, as Nathan and Sylar face-off on who gets to the President first, and one Hero may not survive the aftermath — setting the stage for Redemption

Which Hero do you think is a possible candidate for Redemption?

The final chapter of Fugitives airs this Monday at 9pm on NBC.

Terminator and Dollhouse may not be “Active” for next fall

April 16, 2009 by  
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FOX’s new Friday line-up could show signs of termination as well as being erased — or, in this case, cancellation.  Rumors have been circulating that Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Dollhouse might not come back next season.

Dollhouse creator Joss Whedon told SciFiWire.com that the odds of returning are “not very good” but still has “hope”, and is proud of the upcoming episodes airing over the next few weeks.   A source for Terminator told TVGuide.com that there’s no word yet on whether the show is returning for a third season.  

Terminator and Dollhouse needs to come back next season, because Friday night isn’t dead but alive thanks to these butt-kicking women of action.

Though in his 20s, Zac Efron becomes “17 Again”

April 16, 2009 by  
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Zac Efron returns to high school — as an adult turned teenager — in the new comedy-fantasy 17 Again

The movie centers on a man (Matthew Perry) who can’t relate to his wife and children, and wishes he can go back to change it.  He wakes up the next day and discovers that he’s seventeen again, and gets a second chance to right his wrongs.

Will this film help Zac Efron break out of his High School Musical heartthrob mold and into a leading man?  Well, so far, reviews for 17 Again have been well-received.  The movie comes out in theatres this weekend.

George Harrison Becomes a Star Again

April 16, 2009 by  
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Late, great Beatle George Harrison has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Tuesday.  Sir Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Harrison widow Olivia Trinidad Arias, and Tom Hanks were among those attending.  

The ceremony took place in front of the Capitol Records Building, where on that same day, EMI/Capitol Records announced of a new album spanning the career of Harrison, who was one-quarter of the Fab Four known as the Beatles, who took the world by storm in 1964.

That year, over a dozen of their songs reached the Billboard Top 100, and six of them went straight to number one.   After the band broke up in 1970, Harrison went to have a successful solo career, joined the Traveling Wilburys, and became a producer in both film and music.

Known as “the quiet Beatle”, Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001.