Monthly Archives: September 2007

Bill Gates & Melinda Gates

RR Watch: Bill Gates & Melinda Gates

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Time magazine’s Amanda Bower wrote an article on Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, 50, and his wife Melinda, 41, and their foundation priorities on global health, public education, public libraries and at-risk families.

Oprah Winfrey’s $260 Million Earning

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The financial magazine Forbes published a list of the highest earning television personalities, and Ms. Oprah Winfrey leads the way by earning a well-deserved $260 million during the fiscal year of June 2006 to June 2007. Forbes’ financial rankings are usually based on estimates.

Today on Ms. Winfrey’s televsion program, she interviews guests who are ‘Born in the Wrong Body’ and living in the world as a transgender. And read Condoleezza Rice’s article on Ms. Winfrey in Time magazine.

Director Joe Wright’s Atonement

RR Watch: Filmmaker Joe Wright’s Atonement

Synopsis: The film spans several decades about a fledgling writer, Briony Tallis, who, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit.

Atonement is written by Christopher Hampton, based on Ian McEwan’s novel, directed by Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice), and stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Brenda Blethyn, Vanessa Redgrave and Romola Garai.

Paintings: Goldie’s Love Over Gold

Here are additional paintings by artist and musician Goldie in his Love over Gold exhibition in London.

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Hotel Chevalier

Hotel Chevalier is a short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and stars Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman. It’s free on iTunes.

Art Installation: Goldie’s Love Over Gold

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An art installation by artist and musician Goldie in his Love over Gold exhibition in London.

Jim Sturgess

Director Julie Taymor’s new film, Across the Universe, stars Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Synopsis: A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock ‘n roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with “Dr. Robert” and “Mr. Kite” as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy–against all odds–to find their own way back to each other.

Paintings: Goldie’s Love Over Gold

Musician Goldie exhibits his paintings titled Love Over Gold in London.

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Lust, Caution

RR Watch: Lust, Caution

Lust, Caution based on Eileen Chang’s short story was written for the screen by James Schamus & Wang Hui Ling, directed by Ang Lee, and stars Tang Wei, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Wang Lee Hom, Joan Chen, and Chih-ying Chu.

Anton Corbijn

RR Watch: Director Anton Corbijn

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RR Watch: Director Anton Corbijn & Actor Toby Kebbell

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Director Anton Corbijn’s Control premieres at the Chelsea West theater in New York City.

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