Daily Archives: December 6, 2008

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince Sneak Peak


Poken – The Social Networking Gadget



A Poken ($180 for a 12 pack) is a small gadget for your keychain that allows you to share all of your social networking information with other people just by touching your Poken to theirs. Think of it as an electronic business card that stores your Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles. Your new friends and business contacts will then be able to access your personal networking sites simply.


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Secret Diary Entries

HERE is a site where people post their secret diary entries from their angst filled youth.




Do You Want To Own A Piece Of Hollywood History?

Film and TV fans will have a once in lifetime opportunity to purchase an unprecedented 3,000,000 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia as Profiles in History, the recognized world leader in the sale of Hollywood memorabilia presents the entire inventory of the world famous Collectors Book Store in Hollywood in their 34th Hollywood auction. This auction of the largest archive of Hollywood history outside of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will take place over three days-December 12, 13 and 14. Included in the auction will be costumes, movie posters, scripts, portraits, movie stills, lobby cards, fan magazines, press books and other miscellaneous items-some rare and one of a kind. The schedule for Worldwide bidding, which can be placed in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet via eBay Live Auctions or Live Auctioneers.

The schedule is as follows:

· Friday, December 12, 2008: 11:00 AM PST;
· Saturday and Sunday, December 13 & 14: 10:00 AM PST.

Virtually every film and television show that was made will be represented. The opening bid for each lot will be just $200-$300, making it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to take home a piece of Hollywood history. Many times there will be a collection of five, ten, twenty or even hundreds or thousands of pieces in one lot.

“The quality and sheer magnitude of this archive is hard to describe Because of the volume of merchandise, many of the items will be sold by the file cabinet. There will be some exceptions-the rarest and most valuable items – some of the oversized studio portraits of stars of the 1930s by photographers like George Hurrell will be sold separately,” said Joe Maddalena, President and CEO of Profiles in History.

Photographs include an astounding 1,300,000 8×10 photographs, many of them autographed. The huge collection of oversized photo prints-10″x13″ and 11″x14″ include Hollywood legends Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy and Marlene Dietrich among hundred of others, shot by equally legendary photographers including Clarence Sinclair Bull, George Hurrell, Ruth Harriet Louise, Otto Dyar and Eugene Robert Richee. You will also find employment contracts for Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Abbott and Costello, James Cagney, Cary Grant, W.C. Fields, Alfred Hitchcock, Boris Karloff, John Huston and many more.

The script collection-in the thousands-includes films and stars from every era. The final lot of the auction, Lot # 3009, includes a massive archive of over 4,000 scripts from all eras and genres-with an opening bid of just $200 for the whole lot!

Then, there are the movie posters and lobby cards. Tens of thousands of them, covering the gamut of movie stars and filmmaking. Some lots include three to four thousand posters, all for one price. Profiles in History has assembled special, separate collections for James Bond, Lucy and Star Wars fans. Each of the three large collections of posters, photos, lobby cards and more has an opening bid of just $200 each.


Costumes included in the auction range from those worn by John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Sylvester Stallone and Jack Nicholson, to Herve Villechez and Billy Barty! There is also a huge collection of art from costume designers including Edith Head, Bill Thomas, Cecil Beaton and Helen Rose as well as production artwork and 3,000+ 35mm movie trailers.

For more information and to download a complete catalog of items available for auction, please visit Profiles In History.



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Stephen King Picks The 10 Best Books of 2008

Okay, gang, pay attention: In 2007, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners, the average price of a movie ticket was $6.88. Let’s say it goes up to $7.00 in 2008. And say that you and your sweetie buy $10 of snacks (featuring your Uncle Stevie’s famous ”heavy” bag of popcorn). Even leaving out the babysitter and the cost of gas, that’s $24 for two hours’ entertainment. For that same $24 – less, with a discount – you can buy a new book and be entertained for days. Plus, your sweetie can read it when you’re done (or first, if he or she’s the grabby type). My point? Books are still the best bang for your entertainment buck, and 2008 was a great year for reading. Below are my personal best for the last 12 months. (And I’ve indicated the ones in paperback – even cheaper!) My advice is get them all. Immediately.


Read the list HERE. (From Entertainment Weekly)



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Vlingo Is iPhone’s First Versatile Voice Application

A slew of voice recognition applications recently arrived on the iPhone, but each one could only handle a few tasks. If you’re like me and hate cluttering your iPhone with several applications, you can download a new voice recognition app called Vlingo , which adds voice-enabled dialing, map look-ups and web searches into one neat package. Something new the app introduces is the ability to update your Facebook status with speech. Using Vlingo is pretty straightforward. You tap the tab for the type of command you wish to dictate (maps, web search, phone list, Facebook). Then you hold down a button and dictate the command. The application is free and available HERE.



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