Thursday, January 17, 2013

Blake Lively Quotes

1. I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be!

2. If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with.

3. Everybody on our cast is very musically talented, except for me.

4. I love being at home and cooking and baking.

5. Actually, I'm happiest in Williams-Sonoma in New York. That's a wonderful cooking store.

6. I don't drink. I don't do drugs. I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work, you go to dinner and watch a movie. I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties.

7. I can't believe we're being paid to live in New York.

8. I came from a big family - two brothers and two sisters. So, there were always a ton of boys around and a ton of girls around. So, I grew up comfortable with both sexes.

9. I didn't have a boyfriend until I was 17. There were boys at school that I would find out later had a crush on me but I was too shy to talk to them.

10. I was raised in California, so this whole New York winter thing is completely new for me. I've already justified buying seven coats!

11. My whole family's been in the business. My whole family is crazy.

12. So, it's cool that, yes, Hal Jordan is a superhero, but my character is a real-world hero in her own life.

13. The Green Lantern is a unique superhero because it's not that he's super that is his focus; it's that he's a man. He's very human. That's his greatest strength and his greatest weakness.

14. (About filming racy scenes on "Gossip Girl") It's the most awkward thing! There's a room of 40 people watching you, they're telling you exactly how to move your head, and it's completely silent. It's awful!

15. In high school, there are so many cliques. You're never safe. In between my junior and senior years, I went away to film "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", and I came back ready to do the things with my friends that we always did, but things change. People get older, and there are some inside jokes that you don't know about that have happened. You feel lost for a while, and it's hard to come back from that. Then the friends who have "replaced" you are territorial. I've experienced that a little bit. There are catty, insecure, and gossipy girls everywhere, but for me, I don't think it's a matter of any of them being genuinely bad at heart. I just think that maybe the different ways in which people are raised make them different and insecure. They point out the bad things in others just to make themselves feel better. It's everywhere.

16. I've kissed just three people in my life, other than stuff I have done for TV or movies. I know, I'm weird! I hope Brad Pitt doesn't hear this, he is never going to want to marry me!

17. I'm on a very commercial show ("Gossip Girl"), so the last thing I want to do is a commercial movie. I wanna take risks, I don't wanna play it safe. I mean, I could probably make more money if I did more commercial projects. It would be nice to buy an apartment, but I'm 22, and I don't need to yet.

18. I want to have a brunch place, a bakery, and a Southern restaurant - because my family's from Georgia - and then I want a place that is all-over-the-world cuisine. I take a cooking class everywhere I travel. I find it's the best way to get to know a culture. It's what people bring to the family every day, what they break bread over - it's a very intimate thing.

19. I want babies. Lots of babies. Of course!

20. (on how she deals with any tension between work and anything else) I love what I do. I love my work. So, you know, of course I wanted to be at the premiere (of "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee"), but I had a job to do, and so I had to be on the set in Boston and be a part of it. At the end of the day, a premiere is a premiere. It's not somebody living or dying. So for me, this other stuff - well, the perks is not the reason I do the job. Couture fashion week, getting to meet Karl Lagerfeld and John Galliano and Christian Louboutin is so exciting. It's like being a little girl and looking at these designers saying: "Can you imagine one day seeing all of those ball gowns?" But, at the end of the day, I wouldn't be there without my job. There are a few things in life that matter above all else: your family, your friends, your loved ones. But everything else comes and goes - especially in this business where everything is so of the moment.

21. (on where her instinct in acting comes from) I don't know. I think it comes from the fact that I never really thought about acting as a child. It wasn't like: "This is the career that I want to pursue." So when I first started acting, I was more concerned with just being on a set and all of the woes of that, and I didn't really know it or understand it as a craft yet. When I saw my first movie, I was fine, but I thought: "Oh, my heavens. It's not about just standing there on my mark and saying these lines. I need to actually act." It was great to have my first opportunity be such a big role, but also not great because all of the mistakes I made-the entire learning process was on the big screen for everyone to see. That's been something, movie by movie, that I've been able to grow and learn from-that I always need to work harder to be better because it's still a new craft for me…I just did it on my own. I've never worked with an acting coach, but my parents had acting classes and I grew up around them my whole life just because I didn't have a babysitter. I'm actually a very shy person-that's a big secret, so don't tell-but being in those classes pushed me to break out of that a little bit. It's like nature versus nurture: I'm naturally very shy, but I was brought up in a way where I had to get up and get out of that.

22. Yeah, I don't comment on my relationships…My anonymity is something I treasure. Wanting to be an actor and wanting to be famous are different.

23. With acting, I think half of it is just acting confident. We stand on these red carpets and pose in these dresses, but we're all only so confident. It doesn't mean we think we're great looking or anything. It's all a façade.

24. (on being cast as Carol Ferris in "Green Lantern") It was nice for me that this was a studio that wasn't looking for some girl to have her legs greased up and her boobs out - and that was all that mattered. I imagined that no one else knew anything about "Green Lantern". As soon as I got the role I was humbled about how naive I was. They were grilling me about StarSapphire and Hector Hammond and how many Green Lanterns are going to show up. All I could say was "What are you guys talking about?"

25. I probably feel the most alive when I'm with my family and also when I'm cooking, and those normally coincide with each other. I love to cook for my family, that's the best. I have all my nieces and nephews there, and you really use your hands and it's such an experience for all the senses; for the touch, for the smell, for the sight, so you feel really alive.

26. I like to play someone who is unlike me and the character I play most often (Serena van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl"). Time and again, I keep playing drug addicts with sexual issues! I never knew I had a dark side, but this is where I get it out of my system.

27. I'm not in the business of trying to win the approval of my cast members, my director, or my audience. If I were, I'd be so beaten down by insecurity that I'd never be able to perform. The only person I'm trying to prove something to is myself.

28. (on "Savages") It's especially exciting because our movie's released amongst a ton of superhero movies, and a movie like this doesn't normally exist amongst that. But, I look back to the movies that I love from the 70s, those movies were the most successful movies; the best movies were the most successful. And, now the most successful are the ones that everybody goes to see but they're not the critically-acclaimed ones. So, when we made this movie, it is such a graphic, intense, violent, honest film that we knew that we were very much the black sheep. It's not a movie that is appealing to all the masses. It will challenge people, and normally you don't want that because you want people just to pay for your movie so you don't want to challenge everyone; you want to please them all. So, the fact that this movie can stand up amongst those superpowers, all the other films, that's something that I feel really proud of... And still please them but to show that that you can be good and successful.

29. (on the characters in "Savages") I think it's really hard for people to digest that these privileged kids are in a three-way relationship. Your heroes are all sleeping with each other, but they're also in love. It's very easy to dislike them, so when my character gets kidnapped, it's like: "Well, good riddance!" My greatest challenge was to make her life worthy of saving, to find the heart in this story. I started thinking about the state of young people these days. In my character's situation, her mom is off with nine different husbands and her dad left her when she was a kid. She has nobody to learn from, so she's making her own mistakes. Dad takes a hike and now she's hiking up her dress for two guys. You don't think there's a parallel there? These kids are very much the product of this cynical generation.

30. (on her character "O/Ophelia" in "Savages") To play a blond California girl who gets with two men was scary. If it looks like me and talks like me, how do I turn it into something different? It would have been easier if I'd been thrown into the movie with a Scottish accent and purple hair.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Is This The Best Cover Letter Ever?

Matthew Ross, a 22 year old Undergraduate at San Diego State University wrote this amazing Cover Letter that is being called "The Best Cover Letter Ever"!  He candidly admits he has "no special skills" and was hoping they would "make an exception" by considering him.  From The Daily Mail:

The finance student who penned what is being called the 'best cover letter ever' that took the internet by storm is set to be rewarded for his honesty as Wall Street bosses said today 'he is just the person they are looking for'.
Matthew Ross, a 22-year-old undergrad at San Diego State University, sent a refreshingly sincere cover letter by email yesterday that went viral.
Rather than inflating his qualifications and bragging about his grades or past job experiences, the humble applicant simply stated his case and matter-of-factly asked for an internship - even if it meant shining shoes.
He added: 'I have no unbelievably special skills or genius eccentricities.'
And today it appears that the 22-year-old's bold approach has paid off, reaffirming the old adage that honesty is indeed the best policy.
Ryan Bouley, an investment banker at Duff and Phelps, to whom he sent the email, said if someone with Matthew's qualities were to come on board, he certainly would not be shining shoes and said he is just the type of person the company are looking for.
'His candor, humility and willingness to roll his sleeves up and work hard to get the job done are all qualities we think represent our firm.'
Mr Bouley said the company have been in talks with Matthew about a possible summer internship and are 'excited about the possibility of bringing him on board'.

Ingenious: The undergraduate finance student penned a refreshingly sincere cover letter this week asking for an internship at a boutique investment bank on Wall Street

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Jennifer Lopez Bra Size

Just in case you are curious about Jennifer Lopez's bra size, Lopez is 34C.


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Jennifer Lopez Weight

Just in case you are curious about Jennifer Lopez's weight, Jennifer weighs 120 pounds. As for her height, Lopez is 5'6'' .

To be more exact, Jennifer Lopez told the Sunday Mirror: "I'm 5' 6" and I weigh 120 pounds so I'm not thin, but I think that's why women identify with me and I'm liked by men. I'm just a normal person."

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Conrad Bain Dead At 89

TV star Conrad Bain, who portrayed the Park Avenue father on the 1978-85 sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes", passed away in his hometown of Livermore, California, on Monday. He was 89.

His daughter, Jennifer Bain, confirmed his death to PEOPLE, and claimed her dad died of natural causes.

"He'd been unconscious for a couple of days, but he was comfortable and it was very peaceful," she told of her dad, who also played the argumentative neighbor on the 1972-78 hit show "Maude". 

"I was able to be with him very close to the end (and) able to put my ear to his heart and sing him songs," his daughter continued.

"My father really was a lot like his character in Diff'rent Strokes," his daughter explained. "He had that warmth and stability. He also was a very intellectual person."

She added: "Dad was proud of his work on that show. And the problems the kids had in their lives later affected him. He felt terrible about it." (Bridges struggled with substance-abuse problems, while Coleman, who had personal and financial problems, died in 2010, at the age of 42.)

"Dad had a kind heart," was quoted as saying Jennifer Bain. "He was an open-hearted man."

Besides his daughter, Bain is survived by a twin brother, Bonar Bain, and three sons. Their mother, Bain's wife Monica, died in 2009.

R.I.P Conrad Bain

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Toni Braxton Heart Disease

Toni Braxton, 45, just before beginning the "Dancing with the Stars" in 2008, she came down with a heart disease called "microvascular angina", also known as cardiac syndrome X.

While appearing on Season 7 of "Dancing with the Stars", Braxton revealed she has been diagnosed with microvascular angina (small vessel disease).

People with microvascular angina suffer pain when doing strenuous workout. Other common symptoms of this heart disease are chest pain, anxiety, fatigue, fever, difficulty in breathing and swelling of legs, ankles and feet. Common medications include analgesics, antibiotics and antifungals. 

Braxton revealed to "E! News Now" that after hearing of her new diagnosis, she planned to take a year off to let her body and mind heal but she changed her mind.

It has to be noted that Braxton has previously suffered from pericarditis. Just in case you are not aware of this heart disease, "pericarditis" is an inflammation of the thin sac (membrane) that surrounds the heart called the pericardium. There is a small amount of fluid between the inner and outer layers of the pericardium. When the pericardium becomes inflamed, the amount of fluid between its two layers increases, compressing the heart and interfering with its ability to function properly. (Source:

There are many people who wonder if Toni Braxton's previous pericarditis caused her microvascular angina. The answer is that pericarditis could not have led to microvascular angina. 

Braxton realized that something was going wrong four years ago when she felt exhausted and short of breath, with "tightness" in her chest. She chalked it up to starring in "Aida" and to being a new mother to sons Denim and Diesel. At fist she speculated it was her childhood asthma recurring. Finally, during an "Aida" intermission,  (in Toni Braxton's own words) she felt the room "spinning a little bit." She wound up in the emergency room - and learned that she suffered from pericarditis, an inflammation of the lining of the heart. Because of the pericarditis, her heart flutters now. Also, Braxton discovered that she had high blood pressure: 160/105 without medication. 

Now Braxton takes a beta-blocker to lower it and walks on a treadmill at least 20 minutes a day. She also tries to cut off her salty favorite foods, like burgers with bacon. Instead she consumes "vinegary salads," asparagus and low-sodium chicken and jambalaya soups.

"You think it's some older guy, retired," Braxton was quoted as saying, who is now serving as a spokeswoman for Campbell Soup Co.'s (The company is donating $1 to the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign for every person who votes for his or her favorite red dress before January 30.) "You can be in your 30s, less than 115 pounds, exercise - and have heart disease," Braxton added.

Braxton wants to make a difference by educating people about the importance of identifying and reducing heart disease risk factors and also motivate others to take action to protect their health. 

When you take a look at Toni Braxton, you can't beleive that this woman suffers from a heart disease

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