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  1. The news just keeps getting better and better. In my opinion this is probably the most exciting film project Orlando has been involved with. That he initiated it is makes it that much more impressive.

    Thanks Jan for the great news.

    Can I get away with simply saying "ditto"?

    And Lena, you're right - he does resemble Orlando quite a bit. Squee!

  2. Rowr! I'm sorry, I know we have a lot of fans of the longer hair, but this short crop just does it for me. :faint:

    I'll raise my hopes with all the others here that this film comes to fruition for Mr. Bloom.

  3. Brought to me via Google alerts, this story out of the Arctic from Green Cross International. Link to full story is here.

    Pax Arctica expedition first to witness major break-off of Arctic ice shelf

    Resolute Bay, Nunavut – August 3, 2008

    An international coalition of children exploring the high Arctic witnessed firsthand the latest dramatic development of climate change on Tuesday, July 22 as a huge chunk of ice was observed drifting off the Ward Hunt Island main ice shelf, forming two ice islands totaling 20 square kilometers. The children, assembled as The Young Ambassadors of the Arctic, are part of the Global Green USA and Green Cross Pax Arctica '08 expedition.

    "Our objective was to observe the state of the Ward Hunt ice shelf” said Sebastian Copeland, co-leader of the expedition and Global Green USA board member. “Nothing could have prepared us for the extent of our findings. After a 4-hour hike in slushy ice, we stumbled upon a major break in the shelf. It was so large that we could not have imagined the crack to be in fact developing before our very eyes. We were essentially the first to witness this dramatic development from up close.”

    Picture from the story (that's Bast in the middle :iheart: ) :


    A bit more information concerning the Expedition:

    Pax Arctica is a three year strategic initiative designed to alert public opinion of critical environmental issues that endanger the Artic region. Luc Hardy and Sebastien Copeland will lead a unique consortium of environmental advocates and ecological scientists - with the support of corporate sponsors and individuals - to explore and assess the conditions of the region an determine steps required to guarantee its preservation for generations to come.


    Sagax Expeditions, in association with Green Cross, is organizing a 3-year program of theme-centered expeditions involving young people in the arctic and in the sub-arctic regions. The first modular mission will begin July 6 - early August 2008. The main objective is to bring six children to the Arctic to participate in data gathering for scientific projects linked to five 5 broad themes: climate, mineral resources including oil, transportation, culture and biodiversity. We will be traveling through the Northwest passage, the magnetic North pole region and within various pockets of Inuit communities.

    Just as in 1990 when Captain Cousteau traveled to Antarctica with six children to claim the land of ice for future generations. Today we will prove once again that young people can join together and commit themselves to the peace and the protection of the Arctic for the future. The Pax Arctica Initiative will convey a political, philosophical and ethical message for the regulation of the potential exploitation of mineral resources in the Arctic. Our goal is to protect the safety of its exceptional and fragile environment and help guarantee its viability as a home to local populations.

    And finally a link to the Pax Arctic website: paxarctic.org where they offer nearly daily updates if anyone wants to keep their finger on the pulse of this. There are also a handful of stunning pictures and a lot more info on the Expeditions.

    :heart: Serenity

  4. Thanks, Sunstar!

    We all know how I feel about Sebastian's work, so I won't gush in here. But, I will say that I am excited that his work was chosen to be a part of this (as if they could possibly pass it up for someone else's!). He is a genius with a lens.

    Oh, and of course I voted. :shiny:

  5. Thanks for the info, Mollie! (I know I'm technically an Arizona ka-bloomie, but it's a ten minute drive from my house to the California border, so I sometimes lump myself in with my sisters over there.)

    Why does it have to be this Friday?! I have SO much going on at work and there's no way for me to justify a 6 hour drive to LA. But, a girl can dream. I sincerely hope that someone is able to go and that they'll bring us stories of their CESK. Sebastian really is one of the sweetest people on the planet, so good luck to anyone who attends.

  6. An update on the Ken Paves portion of fundraising for EBMRF from LookToTheStars.org.

    No mention of Orlando, but I thought since it was some follow-up to the work that he's already doing that it was worth mentioning. :shiny: I also took the liberty of bolding a few otems of potential interest to a few of our members. :wink2:

    Celebrities Hair the Call of Charity

    When most people think of Ken Paves, they think of big hair. The “hairstylist of the stars”, dubbed by the world’s media as the “hottest hairdresser in Hollywood”, is the man responsible for taming the locks of celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, and many more of the most beautiful people on the planet.

    But now the stylist with the golden scissors has moved from big hair to big give with a new online auction he has organized through the Kompolt Online Auction Agency.

    Inspired by the good deeds being achieved by the hit series “Oprah’s Big Give”, Paves has teamed up with a host of his celebrity friends to launch what could be the hottest auction this year, with all proceeds going to the EB Medical Research Foundation. So if it is once-in-a-lifetime celebrity items and experiences you want, hold on to your toupées and read on.

    The auction, which can be accessed through eBay, runs until April 7, and features items from stars such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Sharon Stone, Marcia Cross, Bette Midler, and the Eagles. There are signed posters from Jessica Simpson, Eva Longoria, Carmen Electra, and John Travolta, and enough autographed photographs to cover the inside of even the biggest make-up trailer ( :hmmm: ), including snaps from Courteney Cox, Jewel, and Christina Aguilera. And if it is clothes you are after, why not bid on a T-shirt signed by David Arquette, Ashlee Simpson, or Pete Wentz, a soccer jersey autographed by David Beckham, or slip into Victoria Beckham’s jeans.

    If that is not enough to send shivers of anticipation through any star-hungry bidder, there is also the opportunity to snap up concert tickets – including meet-and-greets – to shows by Duran Duran and Céline Dion, as well as the chance to hang out with Ashlee Simpson and to visit the set of Scrubs with Donald Faison. There is even the opportunity to take a trip to Ken Paves’ salon with Eva Longoria.

    Paves, who is also a spokesperson for Operation Smile, has chosen the EB Medical Research Foundation to recieve 100% of the proceeds from the auction.

    The EBMRF is dedicated to increasing awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa, a condition that affects the skin and can cause painful wounds, similar to burns, to form over up to 75% of a child’s body. Courteney Cox and David Arquette recently pledged to raise $1 million for the foundation. More information about the disease, as well as the opportunity to purchase a special necklace designed by Cox and Arquette, can be found at www.ebkids.org.

    Here's the link to the auction company's site if anyone's interested in any of the items: Kompolt Online Auction Agency.

  7. Didn't know if I should start a whole new thread for this or not. :beatsme:

    Courtney Cox and David Arquette have a personal link to EB as someone close to them suffers from it. To raise funds for EBMRF on an ongoing basis they have co-designed a necklace on sale at SATYA boutique in New York and online at www.satyajewelry.com.

    From Satya Jewelry's website:

    A beautiful mini etched sterling silver butterfly pendant hangs delicately from a black silk cord, co-designed by husband and wife partners Courteney Cox and David Arquette along with Satya Jewlery. The butterfly is the symbol of hope and freedom. This necklace was created to benefit the EB Medical Research Foundation, a charity that is close to both of their hearts. EB is a rare skin disease affecting someone near and dear to both David & Courteney. “We are committed to raising awareness and money to help find a cure for EB so these wonderful children can live a healthy and normal life.”

    It is available in 16" and 20" lengths. Pendant measures 7/16 of an inch in diameter. It is available in 18kt Gold or sterling silver.

    The Satya Foundation donates 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this necklace to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, aiming to find a cure for a rare childhood skin disease.

    It's $16.00. And last but not least, here's a picture of the necklace (20" version).


  8. I want this to happen so much.

    I didn't read any of these books until after watching FotR for the first time. Because of that, in my mind, Gandalf was, is, and always will be Ian McKellan. I wait with baited breath to hear the confirmation that he will in fact be our Gandalf once more.

    You think they'll put all the singing from the book into the movies?

    Thanks a bunch for this Patty. I have long been a fan of Ian's Website and need to make a point to get back there a bit more often for exploration.

  9. Jan, thanks for getting the information for us. And to LoriV for passing it on.

    It's bittersweet. But, confirmation of new work for him in any aspect makes me grin like an idiot. :shiny:

    But, I do have to agree with Kathryn: I was hoping for the possiblity of both as well.

  10. Oooh, what fun! That would be awesome if they used the footage for a DVD extra. But, in reality, if they were going to film something like that for the extras, wouldn't they most likely have a professional crew for it? Or better, maybe they'll have a professional crew filming Orlando filming the renovation. :shiny: That could be very cool.

    Thanks Tricia and Patty! :high5:

  11. Um, finally! :shiny:

    Why does it have to be so far north? :quiver:

    Maybe it's time to go crash Chitosmommy and Aliza's houses for the week. :teehee:

    That said, this is very exciting. I am amazed it has taken this long to make it's way across the pond. Fingers are officially crossed that this will make it into theatres here. HS, thanks a bunch for the info.

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