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Archive for December, 2009

Celebrity birthdays Dec. 23: Susan Lucci, Eddie Vedder, Corey Haim, Frederic Forrest

Actor Frederic Forrest (”Lonesome Dove”) is 73. Actor James Stacy (”Lancer”) is 73. Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) is 69. Drummer Ron Bushy of Iron Butterfly is 68. Actor-comedian Harry Shearer (”The Simpsons”) is 66. Actress Susan Lucci (”All My Children”) is 63. Guitarist Dave Murray of Iron Maiden is 53. Singer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is 45. Actor Corey Haim is 38.

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Local bloggers on “Martha Stewart”

Blogging: it's a good thing

Blogging: it’s a good thing

When Martha Stewart talks blogging in an upcoming episode of  The Martha Stewart Show, a quartet of local bloggers will be there to hear it in person.

Laura Scholz , Ashley Leckey, Shameeka Shy Ayers and Tami Hardeman all plan to travel to the Jan. 14 taping of the in the show, which will be all about bloggers and their blogs. Stewart has a blog, of course, and tweets. Ever the cross-promotional wizard, she sometimes tweets about her blog. (Among Tuesday’s tweets: “The marthablog is really fun today. glimpses of a traditional christmas party for my editors.”)

The blogging episode tapes Jan. 14; stay tuned for a run date. The four local bloggers had to fill out applications to be considered for the show and were just informed that they have been selected to participate.

Chirped the effervescent Scholz: “We’re super excited!”

Blogger Laura Scholz

Blogger Laura Scholz

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Celebrity birthdays Dec. 22: Diane Sawyer, Ralph Fiennes, Robin Gibb, Jordin Sparks

Actress Barbara Billingsley (”Leave it to Beaver”) is 94. Actor Hector Elizondo is 73. TV anchor Diane Sawyer is 64. Guitarist Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick is 63. Singer Robin Gibb of The Bee Gees is 60. Actress BernNadette Stanis (”Good Times”) is 56. Rapper Luther Campbell is 49. Guitarist Chuck Mead (BR549) is 49. Actor Ralph Fiennes is 47. Actress Lauralee Bell (”The Young and the Restless”) is 41. Actress Heather Donahue (”The Blair Witch Project”) is 35. Actor Chris Carmack (”The O.C.”) is 29. Singer Jordin Sparks (”American Idol”) is 20.

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Celebrity birthdays Dec. 21: Ray Romano, Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Fonda, Phil Donahue, Kiefer Sutherland

Talk-show host Phil Donahue is 74. Actress Jane Fonda is 72. Singer Carla Thomas is 67. Guitarist Albert Lee is 66. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 61. Singer Betty Wright is 56. Actress Jane Kaczmarek (”Malcolm in the Middle”) is 54. Country singer Lee Roy Parnell is 53. Entertainer Jim Rose of The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow is 53. Actor-comedian Ray Romano (”Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 52. Country singer Christy Forester of the Forester Sisters is 47. Drummer Murph of Dinosaur Jr. is 45. Guitarist Gabrielle Glaser (Luscious Jackson) is 44. Actor-comedian Andy Dick (”Less Than Perfect,” “Newsradio”) is 44. Actor Kiefer Sutherland is 43. Actress Karri Turner (”JAG”) is 43. Actress Khrystyne Haje (”Head of the Class”) is 41. Country singer Brad Warren of The Warren Brothers is 41. Actress Julie Delpy is 40. Singer-guitarist Brett Scallions (Fuel) is 38. Singer Lukas Rossi of Rock Star Supernova (”Rock Star: Supernova”) is …

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Celebrity birthdays Dec. 20: Kiss drummer, Chris Robinson, Blanche Baker, JoJo, Kris Tyler

Actor John Hillerman (”Magnum P.I.”) is 77. Drummer Bobby Colomby of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 65. Drummer Peter Criss (Kiss) is 64. Musician Alan Parsons is 61. Actress Jenny Agutter is 57. Actor Michael Badalucco (”The Practice”) is 55. Actress Blanche Baker (”Shakedown,” “Holocaust”) is 53. Singer Billy Bragg is 52. Singer-bassist Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is 52. Actor Joel Gretsch (”V”) is 46. Country singer Kris Tyler is 45. Singer Chris Robinson of Black Crowes is 43. Singer David Cook (”American Idol”) is 27. Actor Jonah Hill (”Accepted”) is 26. Singer JoJo is 19.

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Celebrity birthdays Dec. 19: Alyssa Milano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kristy Swanson, Maurice White

Country singer Little Jimmy Dickens is 89. Actress Cicely Tyson is 76. Singer Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 68. Actor Tim Reid is 65. Singer Alvin Lee of Ten Years After is 65. Musician John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 64. Actress Elaine Joyce is 64. Country singer Janie Fricke is 62. Actor Mike Lookinland (”The Brady Bunch”) is 49. Actress Jennifer Beals is 46. Actor Scott Cohen (”Gilmore Girls”) is 45. Actor Robert MacNaughton (”E.T.”) is 43. Magician Criss Angel is 42. Actress Kristy Swanson is 40. Model Tyson Beckford is 39. Actress Alyssa Milano is 37. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is 29. Actress Marla Sokoloff (”The Practice”) is 29. Rapper Lady Sovereign is 24.

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Celebrity birthdays Dec. 18: Brad Pitt, Katie Holmes, DMX, Christina Aguilera

Actor Roger Smith is 77. Blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks is 76. Actor Roger Mosley (”Magnum, P.I.”) is 61. Guitarist Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones is 66. Director Steven Spielberg is 63. Movie critic Leonard Maltin is 59. Guitarist Elliot Easton of The Cars is 56. Actor Ray Liotta is 54. Actor Brad Pitt is 46. Actress Rachel Griffiths (”Brothers and Sisters,” ”Six Feet Under”) is 41. Country singer Cowboy Troy is 39. Rapper DMX is 39. DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit is 37. Actress Katie Holmes (”Dawson’s Creek”) is 31. Singer Christina Aguilera is 29.

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Morris Day and the Time headlining the Peach Drop

morris dayMorris Day and the Time will be doing “The Bird” and “Jungle Love” for the masses at Underground Atlanta New Year’s Eve.

The group, best known as Prince’s proteges, always give an energetic show and will headline the 21st annual event, which is free. The event often draws more than 100,000 people a year and is considered the largest New Year’s gathering in the Southeast. For many folks, it’s the only time of year they actually go to Underground.

Past headliners have included Atlanta’s own Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Edwin McCain, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, Julianne Hough and Little Richard.

Morris Day will hit the stage at 11:15 p.m.

From the press release:

For the safety and enjoyment of Peach Drop, Underground Atlanta asks that the following items NOT be brought onto the property: Pets, bags, backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, recording devices, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, lawn chairs, weapons and alcoholic beverages (alcoholic beverages can be purchased on the …

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Celebrity birthdays Dec. 17: Milla Jovovich, Bill Pullman, Tracy Byrd, Eugene Levy

“Penthouse” publisher Bob Guccione is 79. Actor George Lindsey (”The Andy Griffith Show,” ”Mayberry R.F.D.”) is 74. Singer-actor Tommy Steele is 73. Keyboardist-singer Art Neville of the Neville Brothers is 72. Actor Bernard Hill is 65. Actor Ernie Hudson (”Ghostbusters”) is 64. Actor-comedian Eugene Levy is 63. Drummer Jim Bonfanti of The Raspberries is 61. Singer Paul Rodgers is 60. Singer Wanda Hutchinson of The Emotions is 58. Country singer Sharon White of The Whites is 56. Actor Barry Livingston (”My Three Sons”) is 56. Actor Bill Pullman is 56. Director-producer Peter Farrelly (”There’s Something About Mary,” ”Dumb and Dumber”) is 53. Bassist Mike Mills of R.E.M. is 51. Singer Sarah Dallin of Bananarama is 48. Country singer Tracy Byrd is 43. Bassist Duane Propes of Little Texas is 43. DJ Homicide of Sugar Ray is 39. Actor Sean Patrick Thomas (”The District”) is 39. Drummer Eddie Fisher of OneRepublic is 36. Actor Giovanni Ribisi is 35. Actress Milla Jovovich

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Oprah gives $1.5 million to Ron Clark Academy

Ho Ho HO-prah!

Ho Ho HO-prah!

Oprah Winfrey has sent The Ron Clark Academy some kind of stocking stuffer this Christmas: $1.5 million.

The southeast Atlanta school alerted Buzz moments ago that Winfrey sent the donation after learning the school was having trouble raising money, and told Clark she hoped the contribution would inspire others to follow her lead.

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Receptionist Renita Mosley shouted when she opened the mail and discovered this check. NOTE: This photo has been altered slightly, to render bank account numbers illegible.

In true RCA style, the school celebrated with an impromptu rally in the lobby, where shouts and laughter filled the room and happy tears flowed.

“We work so hard to provide scholarships for students of all academic backgrounds and to share our successful teaching methods with the world,” co-founder Kim Beardon said. “We are incredibly thankful for Ms. Winfrey’s support.”

Along with the check, Winfrey included a note praising the school for its work with students …

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