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  • Lingerie Football League on Sundays???

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    The Lingerie Football League is ready to cash in on a possible NFL lockout. League officials announced that they are considering moving Lingerie games from Friday nights to Sunday afternoons if the NFL season is delayed. The Lingerie Football League has expanded with three more franchises for its third season -- the Las Vegas Sin, Cleveland Crush and Green Bay Chill. WOULD YOU LIKE TO WATCH THIS...Honest!?!?!?!

  • American Idol's Chris Medina has a single..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Just found this video of chris medina's first single, written specifically for him & his fiance, juliana...pretty sweet:)

    It's called "What are Words"




  • Best and Worst Dollar Store Buys

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    I LOVE the $ Store...go there a lot so I was so happy to find these tips..happy shopping

    When you're trying to save money, the dollar store can seem like a magical place. Abracadabra, everything's a buck or less! But just because something's inexpensive doesn't make it a good buy at such retail establishments.



    Party Supplies: DEAL

    Everything from party invitations to decorations to balloons are worth buying at the dollar store. For instance, foil balloons easily run from $3 to $8 a pop at party-supply stores, gift shops and supermarkets. But you can get them for $1 each -- helium included -- at the dollar store.

    Goodie bags, party favors and color-coordinated paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic cutlery are also a good buy.

    Cleaning supplies: DEAL

    According to the Good Housekeeping Institute, the cleaners you buy at the dollar store work just fine. You probably won't find many name brands, but the ingredients are similar -- though perhaps more diluted. For everyday cleaning, they should do the trick. (For tougher cleaning jobs, you may have to spring for something more heavy-duty.)

    You can also get a good deal on rubber gloves, sponges, and scrub brushes too.

    Vitamins: NO DEAL

    Don't scoop up your vitamins at the dollar store. Consumer Reports found that dollar-store multi-vitamins didn't always have the amount of nutrients claimed on the label. And others didn't dissolve fast enough to be absorbed by the body. You may be better off getting vitamins from a well-known store brand, such as Rite Aid, Walgreens or CVS.

    Greeting Cards: DEAL

    Greeting cards are nice, but are they really worth $4? We think it's the thought or sentiment that counts, not what you spend. Our local dollar store has a big selection of cards for every occasion, at 50-cents each. They're good-quality, too, so the recipient won't even guess that you scrimped.

    Basic School Supplies: NO DEAL

    While the dollar store has decent deals on many school supplies, we didn't find them to be much better than the prices at Walmart.

    For pencils, notebooks, highlighters, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, sticky notes and more, it's best to stock up when they go on sale during back-to-school season (August-September). The rest of the year, you can hit either the dollar store or Walmart with confidence.

    Seasonal or holiday items, such as Valentine's day, Easter eggs and Christmas tree decorations: DEAL

    Whether you need to stuff Easter baskets or Valentine's day boxes, or you simply want to deck the halls for your favorite holiday, you might save a few bucks at the dollar store.

    Seasonal paper plates and napkins (i.e. with pumpkins or Santa Claus on them) are also a good deal -- we found packs of 20 for $1. On decorations, bargains can be hit-or-miss and subject to opinion. For example, we found a set of icicle ornaments that looked beautiful on our tree this year, but the imitation pine wreaths looked too cheap and scraggly for our taste.

    Pregnancy Tests: DEAL

    Babies are expensive from the very beginning. The cheapest pregnancy test at our local Walgreens cost $8. But you can get one at the dollar store for a buck. Both are 99% effective, both test for hormone levels with similar sensitivity. And at $1 a pop, you can afford to test and re-test as much as you like if you simply don't believe your eyes.

    Aspirin, ibuprofen and other medications: NO DEAL

    Consumer Reports warns that aspirin and other medications may be left on the shelf past their expiration dates. It also points out that some labels may not say where the medicine was manufactured.

    While there haven't been any safety concerns about dollar-store meds, generic aspirin from your local pharmacy or supermarket is probably a better bet -- and may not cost too much more.

    Gift Wrapping Supplies: DEAL

    You can get a 20-foot roll of gift wrap at the dollar store for a buck, while you'll pay at least three times that at big-box and party-supply stores. Gift bags cost up to $5 at other stores, depending on size. But at the dollar store, all sizes are $1. We also found huge savings on tissue paper, up to 75% off prices elsewhere. And don't forget the Scotch tape!

    Toys: NO DEAL

    It's tempting to buy toys for only $1. But there's definitely a trade-off in quality. Many dollar-store toys are cheaply made and they can be dangerous when they break.

    Baby toys should generally be avoided because they will go directly into the mouth, and dollar-store toys may have unsafe levels of lead and phthalates, which are a class of chemicals found in soft plastics.

    Canned food and other pantry items: NO DEAL

    You may be able to get these cheaper elsewhere. For example, our nearby dollar store sells Green Giant canned vegetables and Goya beans for $1 a can. But we found the exact same items at Walmart for less, and generic brands at even bigger savings. Dollar-store cake and brownie mixes come in smaller packages so watch the unit price. Also, you should keep an eye on the expiration dates on food at the dollar store. They may be near or past their freshness date.

    Batteries and Electronics: NO DEAL

    Consumer Reports warns that dollar store electronics and extension cords may have fake UL labels and could be unsafe. It's better to spend a little extra for quality and safety. Also, cheap batteries may be prone to leakage, or may not run your gadgets as long as pricier brands. Many dollar stores sell carbon-zinc batteries which are less efficient than the alkaline variety.

    Cooking and Dining Accessories: DEAL

    We found spoons, spatulas, cheese graters, ice cream scoops and more at the dollar store for 50% to 90% off the prices at Target and Walmart. We also spotted wine glasses, dining plates and flatware for less. Almost anything is a good buy in the kitchen department, with the exception of knives, which may be flimsy or dull.



  • The Sheen Dream...Charlie Sheen's quotes..FUNNY!!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie


    The Charlie Sheen Quote Repository

    There has been so much genius floating around from the mouth of Charlie Sheen, the modern man’s folk hero, that we decided “Hmm, why isn’t there somewhere we can see all the awesome Charlie Sheen quotes in one place?” Now, we have it. Updated regularly (feel free to add yours in the comments, with the source preferably) this is your Charlie Sheen Quote Repository.

    1. You can’t process me with a normal brain. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    2. I have defeated this earthworm with my words – imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists. - Sheen to TMZ in an open letter

    3. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    4. I’m extremely old-fashioned, I’m a nobleman, I’m chivalrous. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    5. These resentments, they are the rocket fuel that lives in the tip of my sabre. - Sheen to TMZ’s Mike Walters

    6. I’m tired of pretending I’m not special. I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars.
    - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    7. I’m here to collect. They’re going to lose. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    8. When I step between the lines it’s on, I’m there to show others how it’s done, it’s not really rocket science you know. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    9. She’s not there now and we are and I don’t know, winning, anyone? Rhymes with winning? Anyone? Yeah, that would be us. - Sheen to Alex Jones on The Alex Jones Show

    10. I’m here and I’m ready. They’re not. Bring it. - Sheen to Dan Patrick on The Dan Patrick Show

    11. Everybody else is going to be begging me for their job back. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    12. I earn two million an episode. I’m underpaid! - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    13. Well, I don’t have much of a reputation left to ruin. - Sheen to Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show

    14. I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available, because if you try it once, you will die and your children will weep over your exploded body. Too much? - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    15. AA was written for normal people. People that don’t have tiger blood and Adonis DNA. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    16. To quote the great Allen Iverson, practice. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    17. My number one rule is that you don’t put anything on film. - Sheen to Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show

    18. I’m 45 years old, and I’m not interested in people treating me like a 12-year-old. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    19. If you borrowed my brain for five seconds, you’d be like, ‘Dude! Can’t handle it, unplug this bastard!’ It fires in a way that’s maybe not from, uh… this terrestrial realm. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    20. Wow. What does that mean? I’m bi-WINNING! - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    21. I probably took more [drugs] than anyone could survive. I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that’s how I roll. I have one speed, I have one gear: GO. [...] I’m different. I have a different brain, I have a different heart… I got tiger blood, man. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    22. No. Not going to, period the end. I blinked and I cured my brain. Can’t is the cancer of happen. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    23. The run I was on made Sinatra, Jagger, Richards, look like droopy-eyed, armless children. [...] I expose people to magic. I expose them to something they’re never going to see in their otherwise boring lives. And I gave that to them. I may forget about them tomorrow, but they’ll live with that memory for the rest of their lives, and that’s a gift, man. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    24. Don’t remember. Don’t care. Drug test don’t lie. Scoreboard doesn’t lie. - Sheen to Jeff Rossen on NBC’s Today Show

    25. You’ve read about the goddesses, come on. They’re an international sensation. These are my girlfriends. These are the women that I love that have completed the three parts of my heart. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    26. Maybe the three of us will get married. I don’t know. I’m gonna say this. It’s a polygamy story. All my guy friends are gonna like throw tomatoes at me. It’s like an organic union of the hearts. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    27. We have a few rules here. Nobody panics. There’s no judgment. You park your judgment at the door. Nobody dies. And — enjoy every moment. What did I miss? Drink chocolate milk. We just have fun. There’s a ton of laughter in this house. A ton of love in this house. There’s a ton of nobility in this house. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    28. Stay off the crack. Drink a chocolate milk. - Sheen in a motivational speech to the UCLA baseball team

    29. They’ll wake up one day and realize how cool dad is. And, you know, signs all the checks on the front, not the back. And you know, we need him and we need his wisdom and his bitchin’-ness! - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    30. Women are not meant to be hit. They’re to be hugged and caressed. - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    31. It’s been a tsunami of media and I’ve been riding it on a mercury surfboard. - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    32. I used to [take cocaine]. I’ve gotta be careful because that’s like lawsuits and things that went on. Well, yeah. I’m not taking it. I had to pay for it. Well, um, I hadn’t done any for a while, like seven hours, but I had this hernia thing that was popping out. - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    33. I won’t take [pain pills], so I maybe hit the vodka a little too hard to reduce the pain. - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    34. And then it was like, you must let me impose my will on your face. And it was like, woah dude! - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    35. That was an old brain, I have a new brain. I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old. That’s how I describe myself. - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    36. I don’t know. I was on crack. Where’s Dr. Drew when you need him? - Sheen to Piers Morgan on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight

    37. Come Wednesday morning, they’re gonna name it “Charlie Brothers,” not Warner Brothers, DUH. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    38. I’m a high-priest Vatican assassin warlock. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20

    39. I was born dead. - Sheen to Andrea Canning on ABC’s 20/20


  • An official website for the Royal Wedding...seriously?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie


    The Royal Family has launched a website dedicated to celebrating Prince William and fiancée Kate Middleton's upcoming marriage.

    What kind of Royal deets can we expect to find out on this website?

    How about it is the first and only source to reveal Kate's wedding dress, as a statement reads:

    "On the day itself, the site will be the first place to view information, such as the details of Miss Middleton's wedding dress."

    They've also realized it's a total bummer we can't be there for the wedding, so they've decided to provide a VIDEO STREAM of the royal affair for us on April 29, as the statement continued:

    "Subject to further planning work, the Web site may feature a live Web stream broadcast of the wedding itself."

    Is this too much????


  • 25 ways to waste your money....uh-oh

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Nearly everyone has spending holes, but a small leak can quickly add up to big bucks. The trick is to find the holes and plug them so you can keep more money in your pocket. Here are 25 common ways people waste money:

    1. Carrying a balance. Debt is a shackle that holds you back. For instance, if you have a $1,000 balance on a credit card that charges an 18% rate, you blow $180 every year on interest. Get in the habit of paying off your balance in full each month.

    3. Keeping unhealthy habits. Smoking costs a lot more than just what you pay for a pack of cigarettes. Adding in the increases in the cost of life and health insurance, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, and various other expenses, the true cost of smoking adds up: $86,000 for a 24-year-old woman over a lifetime and $183,000 for a 24-year-old man over a lifetime.

    4. Using a cell phone that doesn't fit. How many people do you know who have spent hundreds of dollars on fancy phones, and then pay hundreds of dollars every month for the privilege of using them? Lots of people pay too much for cell phone contracts and don't use all their minutes. Go to or to evaluate your usage and see if you can find a plan that fits you better.

    5. Buying brand-name instead of generic. From groceries to clothing to prescription drugs, you could save money by choosing the off-brand over the fancy label.

    6. Keeping your mouth shut. Many stores will match or beat their competitors' prices if you speak up. It doesn't hurt to ask.

    7. Buying beverages one at a time. If you're in the habit of buying bottled water, coffee-by-the-cup or vending-machine soda, your budget has sprung a leak. Instead, drink tap water or use a water filter, brew a homemade coffee, or buy your soda in bulk and bring it to work.

    10. Being disorganized. It pays to get your financial house in order. Lost bills and receipts, forgotten tax deductions, and clueless spending can cost you hundreds of dollars each year. Start by setting up automatic bill payment online for your monthly bills to eliminate late fees and postage costs. Then get a handful of files to organize important receipts, insurance policies, tax documents and other statements.

    12. Paying late fees and missing deadlines. Return those library books and movie rentals on time. Mail in those rebates. Submit expense reports on time for reimbursement.

    14. Shopping at the grocery store without a calculator. Check how much an item costs per ounce, pound or other unit of measurement. When you comparison-shop by unit price, you save. For example, if a pack of 40 diapers costs $13, that's 33 cents per diaper. But if you buy a box of 144 diapers for $35, that's 24 cents per diaper. You save 27%! (Of course, buying more of something only saves money if you use it all. If you end up throwing much out, you wasted money.)

    15. Paying for things you don't use. Do you watch all those cable channels? Do you need those extra features on your phone? Are you getting your money's worth out of your gym membership? Are you taking full advantage of your Netflix, TiVo and magazine subscriptions? Take a look at what your family actually uses, then trim accordingly.

    20. Making impulse purchases. When you buy before you think, you don't give yourself time to shop around for the best price. Take the time to compare prices online, read product reviews and look for coupons when appropriate.
    Make it a policy to give yourself a cooling-off period in case you're ever tempted to make an impulse purchase. Go home and sleep on the decision. More often than not, you'll decide you don't need the item after all.

    21. Dining out frequently. Spending $10, $20, $30 per person for dinner can be a huge drain on your wallet. Throw in a $6 sandwich for lunch every day and you've got quite a leak. Learning to cook and bringing your lunch from home can save a couple hundred bucks each month.

    24. Buying new instead of used. Talk about a spending leak -- or, rather, a gush. Cars lose 20% of their value the moment they're driven off the lot and 65% in the first five years. Used models can be a real value because you can get a car that's still in fine working order for a fraction of the new-car price. And you'll pay less in collision insurance and taxes, too.

    25. Procrastinating. Time is an asset money can't buy. Start investing for retirement as soon as possible. For instance, if a 40-year-old saves $300 a month with an 8% return per year, he'll have $287,000 by age 65. If he had started saving 15 years earlier at age 25, he'd have more than $1 million.

    The Rest HERE


  • Puppy was euthanized BUT he rose from the dead!!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie


    Because of diseases and overcrowding at animal shelter, a 3 month old puppy and 3 of his siblings in Oklahoma were put down...

    But, the puppy came back from the dead.

    After the euthanasia, the vet checked the puppies and made sure they were dead. They were, so they were disposed of in a bin. The next day a vet tech found the puppy in the bin, alive and well.

    The clinic is trying to get rid of the special puppy, who they named Wall-e.

    HUNDREDS of people across the country are interested in adopting him.

    Adoption link



  • Charlie Sheen's World...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Yes...he looks rough, but he's trying to clear the air

    Last night, Charlie Sheen spoke to CNN's Piers Morgan and addressed everything from his supposed drug-fueled hernia hospitalization to the possibility of John Stamos taking over his "Two and a Half Men" role.

    Charlie said that he had been bored of doing his CBS hit show, but that he now wants to go back to wor. He said: "That was an old brain [that thought that], I have a new brain...  I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old."

    CBS and Warner Bros. have canceled production on the show through the end of the season, and Charlie told Piers that he's heard that he could be replaced, explaining, "I start hearing stories, 'They're going to hire John Stamos.' It's like, you guys do that, you deserve everything that happens later. Sorry John, you're a lovely man, but you got on me on Howard Stern, bro, and I don't forget anything, you know."

    When Piers asked if Charlie has done cocaine, Charlie answered, "I used to," and when Piers later asked whether he would deny doing "loads of cocaine," Charlie replied, "No, of course not."

    He said that recently, his lifestyle began to take its toll: "I stumbled into an area, suddenly, that didn't need sleep. I could function without sleep," and, for the first time, Charlie spoke publicly about a recent night when he was rushed to the hospital.

    He told Piers, "I hadn't done any [drugs] for awhile, like seven hours, but I had this hernia thing that was popping out. … I won't take [pain pills], so I maybe hit the vodka a little too hard to reduce the pain."

    Charlie called the incident, "that final push, that final drop down the falls."

    Charlie added that he is currently clean, even pulling a negative drug test out of his pocket. He said he doesn't know how long he's been clean for, explaining, "I don't know because I'm not being held hostage by AA anymore, [so] I don't count my days."

    Charlie said that he has two girlfriends (who he calls "the goddesses") and said that he thinks his life "is straight-up bitchin'."

    When it comes to his kids, Charlie says,
    "What I can control is them never being exposed to anything dangerous at any time."

    And he said that he has always been sure to keep his adult lifestyle and his children separate: "Those things just don't go together. But that's just common sense and courtesy, isn't it?"

    When it comes to his recent comments about "Two and A Half Men" producer Chuck Lorre, in which he called him "Chaim Levine" in what some have called an anti-semitic remark, Charlie said, "I should have thought about it. It was stupid."

    But in his own defense, "He calls me Carlos Estevez all the time and then I saw the other name in his vanity card and I said it."

    Charlie said that he wants to get back to work on "Men," but would first demand that he and all of the cast and crew of "Men" get paid for the eight episodes remaining on this season. He also said that while he "would have to play ball on some front," when it comes to a contract regarding his conduct, he insisted, "They don't have a right to interfere in my personal life. I don't interfere in their's."

    Charlie also said that none of his castmates have reached out in a positive way: "It would have been nice if there was some measure of support from anybody."

    Charlie has no plans to retire from showbiz, claiming that he has been in discussion for movie roles with Hollywood heavyweights including Francis Ford Coppola and Sylvester Stallone, and that Mel Gibson and Sean Penn have both reached out to offer support.

    At one point in the interview, Piers told Charlie, "You sound alarmingly normal."


  • Kitchen Cleanign To-Do List

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    God bless my mother..she knows I have trouble some times "cleaning" like I should so she sent me this awesome article..Love you mom:)

    When cleaning the kitchen always start with the sink. "Keep it empty and shining," says Marla Cilley, author of Sink Reflections (Bantam, $15, and creator of, a housekeeping website.

    A sparkling sink becomes your kitchen's benchmark for hygiene and tidiness, inspiring you to load the dishwasher immediately and keep counters, refrigerator doors, and the stove top spick-and-span, too.

    Every Day Kitchen Duties:

    • Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes or loading the dishwasher (30 seconds).

    • Wipe down the stove top (one minute).

    • Wipe down the counters (one minute).

    • Sweep, Swiffer, or vacuum the floor (two minutes).

    Every Week :

    • Mop the floor (five minutes).

    • Wipe the cabinets, backsplashes, and appliances (10 minutes).

    • Wash the dish rack (four minutes).

    • Wipe the switch plates and phone (one minute).

    • Wipe the inside of the garbage can (one minute).

    Every Season:

    • Empty and scrub down the inside of the refrigerator (30 minutes).

    • Empty and clean the insides of the utensil drawers (15 minutes).

    • Scrub down the cupboard exteriors (30 minutes).

    • Clean the stove-hood filter (10 minutes).

    • Perform "Shiny Sink 101". (See Below)

    Beat the Clock

    In the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee, you can get through your "every day" list.

    Be Prepared

    Keep extra garbage bags (or a whole roll) at the bottom of your trash can and never again have to retrieve an apple core from a bagless bin.

    Let It Shine

    Streak-free stainless-steel surfaces are the Holy Grail of kitchen cleaning. Caldrea's olive oil–based Stainless Steel Spray promises to reduce fingerprints. (Starting at $12, Yahoo! Shopping)

    Shiny Sink 101

    1. Fill sink to the rim with very hot water; add one cup regular bleach. Soak for one hour.

    2. Drain and rinse thoroughly.

    3. Scrub with Ajax, Bon Ami, or baking soda.

    4. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.

    5. Shine with Windex or another glass-cleaning spray. Dry thoroughly.

    Cleaning Kitchen Odds and Ends

    The quickest way to clean and disinfect these supplies is to put them in the dishwasher.

    • Burner grids and knobs
    • Brushes and combs
    • Toothbrushes
    • Plastic utensil organizer
    • Refrigerator drawers
    • Drain catch
    • Sponges
    • Dish rack
    • Plastic toys (use discretion)

    Real Simple


  • Most injured soldier going back to war!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Captain D.J. Skelton will take charge of 192 men from his unit and fight in the dangerous plains of Southern Afghanistan.

    Skelton was seriously wounded in Iraq and chose to stay on active duty.

    The now, 33 year-old, was blown up by rocket-propelled grenades in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2004.

    All he remembers is ‘screaming the whole time' and ‘wanting to die' then waking up at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C.

    Shrapnel had gone through his right cheek and torn apart his jaw and the roof of his mouth.

    He had also been shot in the chest and had a ‘shrapnel tunnel' through his body.

    It has taken six years and more than 60 surgeries for him to recover but he still has a missing left eye, only has partial use of his left arm and limited use of his left ankle.

    The roof of his mouth has gone and he cannot eat or drink without a custom prosthetic.

    Yet, Capt Skelton says, ‘I wanted to return to my men.

    ‘The fact is they never quit on me, and I wasn't going to give up my fight and quit.'

    So, he used his time in recovery to study and better himself.

    He has taught himself Chinese Mandarin at a language school, graduated from West Point military academy in New York where he allegedly illegally jumped off a 900-ft high bridge in a daredevil stunt.

    When asked about his mental health, he responds:  ‘I can either dwell on what happened and be miserable and pissy and complain or I can look at what I do have left and figure out how to make the most of my new life... how to make what I have work while always looking for creative ways to make up the difference.'

    Capt Skelton is due to rejoin the 2nd Stryker Cavalry in the coming months.

    General Peter Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, said:

    ‘Capt Skelton is providing a great example of courage, strength and commitment.

    ‘Although his body was wounded, his warrior spirit was not'.



  • Look what stars are coming to TV this fall...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Fall 2011-12 casting roundup: Gellar, Sutherland, Allen, Bello and the Beek

    Many of the actors who’ve already booked pilots over the last two months may not even make the cut for fall, but the current crop of prospective fall stars has already upstaged most of the starpower in primetime this year. (Oh Undercover hotties Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, we hardly Googled ye.) Granted, high-profile reboots of classic TV shows like Charlie’s Angels and Prime Suspect have generated huge interest in this year’s pilot process. But several film stars also agreed to small-screen roles for fall 2011, which also ups the ante for the 2011-12 season. Now if only Ashley Judd (who’s in talks for an ABC pilot called Missing) would commit, as well as Christina Applegate, Greg Kinnear, Heather Locklear and Will Arnett — stars the networks are still circling.

    * Patrick Wilson (CBS; unnamed medical pilot about an ultra-competitive surgeon)
    * Christina Ricci — in talks (ABC, Pan Am, a drama pilot about stewardesses and pilots during the jet-set age)
    * Kiefer Sutherland (Fox’s Touch, a drama from Heroes’ Tim Kring about a dad whose autistic son can predict events before they happen)
    * Minnie Driver (CBS’ Hail Mary, about a suburban single mom who teams up with a street-smart hustler to solve crimes)
    * Kat Dennings (CBS’ Two Broke Girls, a multi-camera comedy about two girls without many resources who live in NYC)
    * Jason Isaacs (NBC’s REM, a procedural hybrid which follows the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can not let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a horrible car accident)
    * Tim Allen (ABC’s untitled Jack Burditt family comedy pilot)
    * Maria Bello (NBC’s reboot of Prime Suspect)
    * Leelee Sobieski (CBS’ Rookies, about six NYPD rookies balance their personal lives with learning the beat on the streets of Manhattan)
    * Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh (ABC’s reboot of Charlie’s Angels)
    * Adrianne Palicki (NBC’s reboot of Wonder Woman)
    * James Van Der Beek (ABC’s Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23, about a naive young woman who comes to New York City and ends up with a trouble-making party-girl roommate)
    * Laura Prepon (NBC’s Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea, inspired by Chelsea Handler’s best-selling memoir that will focus on the lives of a group of 20-somethings who live and work together with a very outspoken young woman)
    * Ioan Gruffudd (CBS’ Ringer, a drama about a troubled young woman who hides out by inhabiting the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns that her twin’s life has a bounty on it as well)
    * Rachel Bilson (CW’s Hart of Dixie, about a young New York City doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of character)
    * Rob Riggle (CBS’ comedy Home Game, about a retired NFL player who returns home to his wife and daughters)
    * Zooey Deschanel (Fox’s Chicks, an ensemble comedy about the sexual politics of young men and women)
    * Amanda Peet (NBC’s Bent, a comedy about a recently divorced Type-A single mom who tries hard not to fall for the sexy surfer dude contractor she hires to re-do her kitchen)
    * Ethan Hawke (Fox’s Exit Strategy, about a leader of a team of experts who help the CIA with extractions)
    * Debra Messing (NBC musical drama Smash, which follows a cross-section of characters who come together for the exhilarating ride of putting on a Broadway musical)
    * Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the Bitch)
    * Amber Heard (NBC’s Playboy, a drama set in the 1960s that takes a look at the lives of Playboy bunnies)
    * Rob Corddry (Fox’s Little in Common, a comedy about three families united through their kids’ little league sports)
    * Sarah Michelle Gellar (CBS’ Ringer)
    * Rob Schneider (CBS’ untitled comedy about a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family)