According to reports, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will play the child version of Princess Aurora (AKA Briar Rose, AKA Sleeping Beauty) in Maleficent.
Watching a Jolie-Pitt try to play someone (A) beautiful and (B) capable of lying still for long periods of time is going to be hilarious. I know this movie is supposed to be Sleeping Beauty retold from the villain’s perspective, but it’s an interesting risk to make Aurora a straight-up gnome.
Errol Flynn reads.
The Steeler’s Call Me Maybe video just may be the Best One Yet!
(Ike and LaMarr pic courtesy of cambio.com)
Of course…maybe you prefer the Olympics Swim Team?
The Royal Picture You’ve Been Looking For…
Oh wait, this ISN’T the Prince Harry Pose you’ve been dying to check out?
…and wear your sunglasses at night**. For a once (or twice) in a lifetime planetary extravaganza tonight!
Venus will be in transit today- meaning it will move across the face of the sun as a small dot (see picture).
Some call it an event that’s rarer than Haley’s Comet!
Venus and Mercury are located between us and the sun—
So their *year*—or distance traveled around the giant star filled with hot plasma—is shorter.
That means we sometimes get to *actually* check out the luminated planets.
However, it’s very rare for Venus to cross in a position we can see here on Earth.
It’s an event that happens in pairs…last occuring in 2004.
But it won’t pass by *again* until 2117 (So leave a note for your great-great-great grandkids).
If you want to check it out…Education Manager Megan Dominguez of Schenectady’s Suits-Bueche Planetarium gave me a few easy viewing tips to share with you.
“If they want to be able to see it…don’t look directly at the sun. If you have a way of seeing it through a solar scope or way of projecting—I even have sunspotters here we can pull out as a way of seeing the surface without looking directly at it.”
Of course it is a bit cloudy out there. So if you’re at home, keep your fingers crossed for a break in the clouds between six pm and sunset. The first link references other times/places to check it out.
**Don’t EVER stare directly at the SUN, even with sunglasses on. That was a joke. You must have a pair of properly designed, certified solar filters. That does not mean sunglasses that are UVA and UVB safe. Check out the link for various “projection” options. Remember: your eyes are your friend. They’ll be there for you after Venus leaves.
(photo courtesy Today.com)
And the only Prescription?
This episode will always remind me of her…
(imagine courtesy google)
UPDATE 8/22/12…by the by, Disney is in talks to remake this FABULOUS classic. It’s Ironman BEFORE Robert Downey Jr schlepped on the suit!
(but okay…AFTER the Ironman comic came out. Still. Beat it to the Silver Screen, that counts for something).
Please Disney, don’t do it!
Don’t you remember what happened with Total ReCall/Dirty Dancing Havannah Nights? OF course not…because you ALSO want to remake Dirty Dancing!