Friday, October 3, 2008

Beside the River

everybody was acting like it was a sunday
all dressed-up and heading on their way to mass
i pretended it was a Tuesday though it was totally not
instinctively walking down the street with my body intact

the light was pulling me near but i didn't know i was there
i knew when it was shining on me but the other times when
it wasn't i could barely see and felt panicky; auld lang syne
and nobody to kiss and what's been done and yet still to do

maybe during world war 2 some girl pinned a rose upon his
coat of blue as he asked her not to cry or linger after he put
a ring on her delicate shaking finger and said duty called his
name and either way he'd be when the roses bloomed (again)

"When the roses bloom again
Beside the river
And the mockingbird has sung his sweet refrain
In the days of auld lang syne
I'll be with you sweetheart mine
I'll be with you when the roses bloom again"

Best of Blooming Roses, John ...

(written over the past three days)

...yeah, this is HOT _ "Repo! The Genetic Opera - Zydrate Anatomy"

...yeah, this is HOT...

Paris Hilton, Alexa Vega, Terrance Zdunich
Repo! The Genetic Opera is a rock opera film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Originally planned for an April 25 release date, it has since been reported that it will open with a limited release in 4 cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and Las Vegas) on November 7, 2008 with a DVD release to follow in January 2009. A 22-track soundtrack was released online on September 30, 2008, and another will be released in CD-format to coincide with the release of the DVD. The film is based on a play written and composed by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich. It received an R rating by the MPAA for strong bloody violence and gore, language, some drug and sexual content.
An epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Panic erupts and scientists feverishly make plans for a massive organ harvest. Out of the tragedy, GeneCo, a multi-billion dollar biotech company, emerges. GeneCo provides organ transplantation for a profit. In addition to financing options, GeneCo reserves the right to implement default remedies, including repossession. For those who can't keep up with their organ payments, collection is the responsibility of "organ repo men", skilled assassins contracted by GeneCo, ordered to recover GeneCo's property by any means necessary.
At the heart of the story is Shilo Wallace (Alexa Vega), a 17 year-old girl with a rare blood disease. She has been kept locked up and protected in her house, where she is guarded from the outside world by her father, Nathan Wallace (Anthony Head). While Shilo struggles with her wish to leave the house and experience the outside world, Nathan struggles with his secret job as the Repo Man, and more specifically, his next target, a woman named Blind Mag (Sarah Brightman). Blind Mag, an opera singer, was a friend of Nathan's now-deceased wife, and is Shilo's godmother.
The Largo family, consisting of GeneCo president Rotti (Paul Sorvino), his daughter Amber (Paris Hilton), and his two sons Luigi and Pavi (Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre, respectively), have their own plans. Rotti is dying, and the three siblings bicker and fight about who is to take the role as head of GeneCo. But, disappointed with his own children, Rotti takes an interest in Shilo.
The stories intertwine and merge at the GeneCo opera.
Production and history
The first version of Repo! was The Necromerchant's Debt, which told the story of a graverobber in debt to a Repo Organ Man. It was first performed at the John Raitt theater. After being such a success, creators Smith and Zdunich expanded on the universe to create all of the storylines that became Repo! The Genetic Opera. Many changes were made, gradually, to the characters and music. For example, Rotti, in the earliest performances, was not the father to Luci, Pavi, and Heather. Instead, he was a younger brother to Luci and Pavi, while Heather was Luci's daughter. Music lyrics were adjusted to new arcs, and some songs were dropped altogether, like "But This Is Opera!", which was cut out in an effort to change the direction of Blind Mag's character. After years of being performed as a stage play, Repo! was adapted into a 10-minute short movie by Darren Lynn Bousman to pitch the idea to movie companies. The movie starred Shawnee Smith as Heather Sweet, Michael Rooker as the Repo Man, Kristen Fairlie as Shilo Wallace, Terrance Zdunich as the GraveRobber, and J. Larose as Pavi. Once Repo! The Genetic Opera was picked up by Lionsgate, shooting began on September 2007 in Canada. The movie was scheduled to be released on April 25, 2008, but was pushed back to November 7, 2008. X Japan member Yoshiki Hayashi will produce the soundtrack, along with composing one extra track for the film. He is also one of the film's producers

Best of WEst Hollywood Roses,

Giovanni French


p.s. myspace is like a lifestyle portal and not just a social network anymore like facebook

p.s.s. (fox paid me to say that)...(but it's true = it really is)...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Catt Sadler: E!'s Hottest "Pussy Cat" ...

The Los Angeles Times recently named Catt Sadler one of the top 10 up-and-coming broadcasters in entertainment, noting "her Midwestern charm and down-to-earth attitude make people feel like it's one of their own rubbing shoulders with the stars."
The Emmy-winning journalist was raised in the heartland of Indiana, where she was bitten by the acting bug after appearing in Hoosiers at age 11. She later attended Indiana University and received a B.A. in journalism. After college, Catt combined her musical background with her passion for the arts to launch a career geared toward entertainment and television. She made her reporting debut at WXIN-TV in Indianapolis, where she appeared live for the Fox 59 News.
In 1998, Catt became the entertainment reporter for KBWB/KNTV in San Francisco. For the next four years, she hosted a nightly lifestyle segment called "The Bay Beat" on the 10 o'clock news and traveled frequently to Los Angeles and New York to interview celebrities.
In 2003, Catt began cohosting the Indiana Lottery's Hoosier Millionaire, which became the longest-running syndicated lottery game show in the country, and served as the Indiana Pacers' official emcee for the 2003-04 NBA season.
In 2005, Catt and her brood officially moved to Los Angeles.
15 Minutes with Catt Sadler: San Francisco's ...
C: I was born and raised in Indiana, so that has a special place in my heart, without question. That’s where all my family lives to this day. But San Francisco has a whole lot of meaning to me as well.
C: About ten years ago. I had my first son in San Francisco. I got engaged in San Francisco. If I could pick any city truly to live in, to this day, I really think it would be San Francisco again, if it weren’t for my career. I have a lot of love for that city. I absolutely love it, and I miss it terribly. I moved away in 2001, and don’t even get there as much as I’d like to. But I really do miss it. I love it.

C: I’ve been on E! for just over two years, and host “The Daily 10, which actually launched in February 2006. So I actually came to E! specifically to host the show that I still host today.
C: It’s the main thing I do for E!. I also do a lot of other projects for E! We have specials that come up occasionally that I’ll host. I also do a lot of our Red Carpet coverage for the Academy Awards, the Emmy’s and the Golden Globes. That’s a really fun time of year, award seasons. I look forward to it. It’s amazing and it’s different because it’s live.

...I know Catt's prancing her way onto my Top Hottest list...

(if hot entertainment news were petroleum, I'd be pumping her in my car)

Best of the Roses,

John French

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Need a Laugh? Market Crisis Got You Down?: Before They Were Famous - Greg Gutfeld (Host of Red Eye)

We all have gone through changes in our lives - physically, mentally, emotionally, internal, external, goals, dreams, desires, priorities ...

Existential writer Franz Kafaka's The Metamorphosis is one of the most profound and creative accounts of the transformation which occurs in a young man's life and how it has a ripple effect.

Currently, Greg Gutfeld is host of Red Eye on FNC @ 3 a.m. EST Mon - Fri and at Midnite EST on weekends. Red Eye enjoys a bi-partisan, libertarian, independent cult following.

I myself find it genius. And I am a news junkie and definitely a picky, educated consumer. It's like your morning news show goes on a date w/ your evening news show and they take some acid (LSD) and have a rippin' time after midnite and until the wee hours of the morn.

But before Greg Gutfeld was an internationally known stud w/ his own TV show and book deal (his book does a great job in making one laugh while educated one on British culture - while going through Greg's resume to further learn how he'd done everybody and did everything -- - or, I mean, did everything and knows everybody).

Yeah, before he was famous....

...And Greg Gutfeld now w/ one of his two side-kicks, Andy "Blue Eyes" Levy and one of their many "pussy" fans.

Best of the Roses, John French


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Is Current Music that Relevant and Important? = Grateful Dead To Play PSU For OBAMA Fund Raiser...

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for the Grateful Dead’s benefit show in State College for presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Surviving members of the legendary band announced earlier this month that it would reform for a fundraiser October 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University.

The event will mark the first time Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kretuzman and Mickey Hart have played together since 2004. Band leader and guitarist Jerry Garcia died in 1995.

They’ll be joined by friends Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimo, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

Doors for the Monday night concert will open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and will run $50 for the general public, $30 for University Park students. VIP packages are available and start at $2,500.

More information is available online at

Best of Happy Valley Roses, John French $$$ the neweverydaymedia $$$

Under the Milky Way

Best of the Roses, John French

TIL TUESDAY - Voices Carry

'Til Tuesday (often written as 'til tuesday) was an American new wave band formed in Boston in 1982. Its original lineup was bassist/vocalist Aimee Mann, guitarist/vocalist Robert Holmes, keyboardist Joey Pesce, and drummer Michael Hausman.

The group first gained fame six months after its formation when it won Boston's WBCN Rock & Roll Rumble in 1983. Their original composition "Love in a Vacuum" (credited to all members of the group) received a fair amount of airplay on the station, and the group was eventually signed to Epic Records.

"Love in a Vacuum" was re-recorded for the Epic debut album, 1985's Voices Carry; however the breakthrough song turned out to be the title track. The "Voices Carry" single peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and is said to have been inspired by an argument between Mann and Hausman, who had broken off a relationship before the album's release. According to producer Mike Thorne in his Stereo Society web site, "the title track was originally written and sung by Aimee as if to a woman.... The record company was predictably unhappy with such (quasi-lesbian) lyrics."

The band became an early MTV staple with the "Voices Carry" video, which depicts an oppressive boyfriend trying to convert Mann to his upper-class lifestyle; she finally lashes out at him during a concert at Carnegie Hall, standing up from her seat in the audience and belting the lyrics, "He said, shut up! He said, shut up! Oh God, why can't you keep it down?..." as she removes her cap to reveal her signature spiky, rat-tailed hair. As a result, the group won that year's MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist.
... all this stuff written above is from the person who posted this - I didn't write it - But I do wanna say that when my sister lived in Boston after attending B.U. she lived under Aimee Mann and said she was cool which had an influence on me.
Best of Tuesday Roses, John French

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Delivering the NEWS = the Hottest Women of the New Everday Media: (a little foreshadowing) ...

... if be-ing one of the top two hottest women of the new everyday media were high grade sod developed at Penn State University, I'd lay her around as many gorgeous golf courses and exclusive estates as I could.

Karin Chetry = A+++ +++ +++ +++

... if beauty were a ski slope, I'd go down on her and then grab a cognac at the lodge lounge.

"Dear Riveting Robin Meade: If a riveting morning news delivery were the 18th Hole at Augusta, I'd use my putter to sink my balls" ..

Alisyn Camerota (Or, as Bill Schulz of Red Eye calls her - Alisyn CameHOTA = At any rate, she's the "most improved" and as far as forshadowing goes, yes, this listing is like "prep" work for the annual list I've been posting the last few years on in the first of every New Year = So, this January on I will be posting the 75 Top Hottest Women of the New Everyday Media 2009 which will be in my new e-book: The New Everyday Media)

Suzanne Malveaux = (I'm allowed to have favorites?... Aren't I?)

Jill Dobson ...(sigh)...

Amy Robach - NBC's Today

Yes, I am quite aware that I have already posted a very similar Jenna Lee photo - But, you know, it's just so TOTALLY SMOKING RED HOT = A +++ +++ +++(+)

Kate Bolduan

Jamie Colby

Harris Faulkner

Christina Park - Fox 5 NY

Sandra Smith

Maggie and Erica Hill

Jodi Applegate - Fox 5 NY

Carrie Lee

Meredith Vieria

Ann Curry and Meredith Vieria

Ann Curry - NBC

... apologies to Erin Andrews and Erica Hill as you were accidentally deleted and putting you back in now as I am about to finally post this would make a mess of the delicate formatting. Please note my intent.

Best of the World's Roses,
John French