All That Glitters - Celebrity news

Want to get pregnant? Go swimming with Nicole Kidman!

Posted by mipplet on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 12:38
Nicole Kidman credits Australia's "fertility waters" for helping her get pregnant with daughter Sunday Rose. According to Nicole, she and six other women went swimming in the waters of a small Outback town while on location filming the movie "Australia," and all of them got knocked up! I have a feeling a lot of women will start flocking to those Australian pools now.

Getting Prepped

Surprising Saxons and other MSL bits

Posted by coachbu on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 00:43
Fifth. Fifth. Sixth. That was the general consensus for Schaumburg this year in the Mid-Suburban West. But as division play in the MSL begins this weekend, the Saxons are 3-1 going into Saturday's 1:30 p.m. game at Conant against three-time defending outright West champion Fremd. Schaumburg coach Mark Stilling isn't doing any gloating yet but is clearly enjoying a start that includes wins few probably expected over Wheeling and Prospect. Especially since the latter was by a whopping 54-33 score. Some would question Stilling's sanity over scheduling a season opener with perennial state power Maine South. Why not get an easy win or at least a more middle of the road opponent?

Widescreen

Postcards from Staycation

Posted by Sean Stangland on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 00:31

• Tonight's "Fringe" scorecard: Hand-holding expository voiceovers? Check. Overacting by Joshua Jackson? Check. "There's something you need to see"? Check. Blatant "X-Files" reference? Check. But I still find the darn thing irresistible, mostly because of John Noble's fabulous performance as Walter the psycho scientist. I bet we'll see him at the Emmys next year.

• But we won't be hearing any jokes written by whomever is responsible for Sunday's disastrous Emmys telecast. You know it's bad when the first winner of the night, Jeremy Piven, uses part of his acceptance speech to bag on the show's writing. Of course, Piven's swipe was nothing compared to Don Rickles' appearance late in the show ...

• As for the winners, I must confess my disappointment over Michael Emerson fropm "Lost" losing the supporting-actor award to Zeljko Ivanek from "Damages" -- but Ivanek has been so good for so long in so many TV shows and movies, so it's OK. Check out Ivanek's impressive resume; I liked him best as Mason Verger's right-hand man in "Hannibal."

Getting Prepped

This week's AP votes

Posted by coachbu on Wed, 09/24/2008 - 00:12
CLASS 8A 1. Maine South 2. St. Rita 3. Lincoln-Way East 4. Bartlett 5. Naperville North 6. Mt. Carmel 7. Brother Rice 8. Fremd 9. Barrington 10. Loyola 7A 1. Wheaton South 2. East St. Louis 3. Geneva 4. Glenbard West 5. Carmel 6. Boylan 7. St. Charles East 8. DeLaSalle 9. Machesney Park Harlem 10. Fenwick 6A 1. Rock Island 2. Cary-Grove 3. Springfield Griffin 4. Providence 5. Bloomington 6. Morgan Park 7. Normal Community 8. Danville 9. Lemont 10. Joliet Catholic 5A 1. Metamora 2. Montini 3. Nazareth 4. Geneseo 5. St. Francis 6. Marian Central 7. Champaign Central 8. Decatur MacArthur 9. Washington 10. Cahokia 4A 1. Bloomington Central Catholic 2. Driscoll 3. Aurora Christian 4. Breese Mater Dei 5. Quincy ND 6. Chillicothe IVC

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Pressure squarely on Twins

Posted by scotgreg on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 18:54
Ozzie's been heaping a lot of love on the Twins since he took over as White Sox manager in 2004. At times, maybe he's gone too far, but Ozzie hit the brakes before Tuesday night's big game against Minnesota at the Metrodome. "It seems like when we come here, we're going to play against the 1957 Yankees," Ozzie said, although he probably meant the 1927 Yanks. "We haven't played well here in the past but this week, I have a great feeling. I have a lot of confidence in the ballclub." This is a much bigger series for the Twins, and the Sox know it.

Joe Sports

Illinois and Penn State and a potential mismatch

Posted by Lindsey on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 17:26
The oddsmakers have installed 12th-ranked Penn State as a 14.5-point favorite over 22nd-ranked Illinois, which is 1 point higher than USC's status going into the Rose Bowl. While nobody in the Illinois camp believes this will be a re-enactment of the Trojans' 49-17 whipping on Jan. 1, none of the little factoids associated with this game seem to go in Illinois' favor. For example, all-Big Ten defensive end Maurice Evans (and starting DT Abe Koroma) have returned to Penn State's practice field after three weeks off for the alleged marijuana incident in their apartment. If Evans, a pass-rushing beast, is allowed to play this week, guess who he'll be lined up against? True freshman right tackle Jeff Allen making his first start.

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Let's Play "WALLSTREET BAILOUT" / Eddie Vedder lets his passion for the Cubs shine through in this tribute song

Posted by Cj on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 17:15

Let's Play "WALLSTREET BAILOUT" The Rules Are... Rep Kapture
From YouTube Member: CSPANJUNKIEdotORG

Very informative video! Marcy for President! Should we bail out Wallstreet?

From YouTube Member: mouthpiecesports1
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder lets his passion for the Cubs shine through in this tribute song to the Chicago Cubs.

This is a surprisingly great tune. What do you guys think?

Chicago's Inside Pitch

Roster games: Pie? Ward? Hoffpauir?

Posted by Bruce on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 14:11
I'm sitting here at Shea Stadium trying to hear myself blog as the planes fly about nine feet overhead. Won't miss this place. But I'll say one thing. It looks better here only because of the new Citi Field going up beyond the outfield. It's going to be quite a change, and the greatest part appears to be the Ebbets Field-like entrance way. Here are some thoughts before I come back with the lineups later: If the Cubs take 11 pitchers to the playoffs, you've got to figure these guys are in: Dempster Lilly Zambrano Harden Marquis (yes, he'll be on the roster) Marshall Samardzija Cotts Marmol Wood

Suburban Political Recount

Do you trust polls?

Posted by Joseph Ryan on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 11:01
Over the next several weeks, we will be flooded with campaign-funded polls. Mostly, we will ignore them. And today we see the reason why. Congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson released a poll today showing her up by 8 percentage points in her bid to turn the red 11th District in the south suburbs blue. But wait ... her opponent, construction giant Martin Ozinga, put out a poll saying he is down by only 2 percentage points. Of course, if these campaigns got poll results that weren't too flattering, we wouldn't be hearing about them. That is one clear reason we always must view them skeptically. Not only are they used to influence the media, they are also used to convince donors to cough up cash and national organizations to pitch in foot soliders and ads.

Bear Essentials

Week 4 power rankings: Who's worse, the Chiefs or Rams?

Posted by Bob LeGere on Tue, 09/23/2008 - 10:20
1. Dallas Cowboys (3-0): The RB tandem of Marion Barber and rookie Felix Jones may be the best in the game. They combined for 218 rushing yards last week and they've help make the Cowboys the NFC's highest scoring team. Last week: 1. 2. Philadelphia Eagles (2-1): Bad news for Bears. Not only can they light up the scoreboard, they proved last week that they could play dominating defense, getting 9 sacks with a relentless rush and allowing just 180 yards vs. the Steelers. Last week: 2. 3. Tennessee Titans (3-0): Jeff Fisher's team is allowing less than 10 points per game, and they look to be better off with veteran Kerry Collins replacing erratic and immature Vince Young at quarterback. Last week: 7.