Sunday, January 14, 2007

Jack Baeur Bites Artery Of Bad Guy And Donald Trump's Apprentice

I saw the first episode of "24" and while I was waiting for The Apprentice to come on. OK. I admit it. I'm an Apprentice junkie. But I've got some disagreement with the idea of having it in LA. It's nothing against LA. But it's just that The Apprentice is a show with a distinctively New York cut. It doesn't mix with LA. Thus, it comes at no surprise that "24's" Jack Bauer bit the artery out of the bad guy and The Apprentice with one chomp.

Wait? Biting? Yep. Biting.

It was a move distinctively Jack Baeur. Creative. Unexpected. Necessary. Efficient. Brutal. And it's acts like that which keep even Apprentice junkies like me looking at the show, when I'm suppose to turn the channel. It's hard to do.

But eventually I did and watched Trump's show with my Mom. It was the usual Apprentice formula. But this time, this brotha named Carey decided he was going to let his being Gay impact a business decision. This dude insisted on wearing a pair of tight pink shorts no normal man would be caught in. The idea was that clothing buyers were going to buy those shorts! No way. But Carey insisted on the design and on his wearing it on a fashion runway.

As you might have guessed, Carey got fired.

I don't know what happened to the end of the "24" two hour episode, but it was so good it made me think twice about what I did. But in the end I know why. I'm an Apprentice junkie, but if Baeur keeps up his run of unexpected bites, I could become a "24" junkiee, too.

Eric Clapton's Layla - An Enduring Song - Video

This is perhaps one of the most popular songs in the history of modern music. Layla as performed by Eric Clapton has been in commercials, spoofed, and copied many times over.

According to Wikipedia, Layla...

is the title track on the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in December 1970. It is considered one of rock music's definitive love songs,[2] featuring an unmistakable guitar figure, played by Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, as lead-in. Its famously contrasting movements were composed separately by Clapton and Jim Gordon.
Inspired by Clapton's unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend George Harrison, "Layla" was unsuccessful on its initial release.[3] The song has since experienced great critical and popular acclaim. Two versions have achieved chart success, first in 1972 and again twenty years later.


In 1966, George Harrison married Pattie Boyd, a model he met during the filming of A Hard Day's Night. During the late 1960s, Clapton and Harrison, as two of the top English guitarists of the day, became firm friends. Clapton contributed guitar work on Harrison's song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on The Beatles' White Album, and Harrison played guitar pseudonymously on Cream's "Badge" from Goodbye. However, trouble was brewing for Clapton. His supergroups Cream and Blind Faith had broken apart, his growing drug use would lead to a life-threatening heroin addiction, and, when Boyd came to Clapton for aid during marital troubles, Clapton fell desperately in love with her.

The title, "Layla", was inspired by a love story, The Story of Layla / Layla and Majnun (ليلى ومجنون), by the Persian classical poet Nezami. When he wrote "Layla", Clapton had recently been given a copy of the story by a friend (reportedly Ian Dallas)[5] who was in the process of converting to Islam. Nezami's tale, about a moon-princess who was married off by her father to someone other than the man who was desperately in love with her, resulting in his madness (in Persian, Majnun, مجنون, means "madman"), struck a deep chord with Clapton.[4]
Boyd divorced Harrison in 1977 and married Clapton in 1979. Harrison was not bitter about the divorce and attended Clapton's wedding with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. During their marriage, Clapton wrote another love ballad for her, "Wonderful Tonight". Their marriage later developed difficulties over Clapton's alcoholism and his extramarital affair with Yvonne Khan Kelly, and in 1985 he left Boyd altogether for Italian model Lori del Santo, with whom he had a child. Clapton and Boyd divorced in 1989 after several years of separation. Boyd currently lives with the property developer Rod Weston.

In an interview with Songfacts, Bobby Whitlock, who was a member of Derek and the Dominos and good friends with both Harrison and Clapton, explains the situation between Clapton and Pattie around the time he wrote Layla:

“ I was there when they were supposedly sneaking around. You don't sneak very well when you're a world figure. He was all hot on Pattie and I was dating her sister. They had this thing going on that supposedly was behind George's back. Well, George didn't really care. He said, 'You can have her.' That kind of defuses it when Eric says, 'I'm taking your wife' and he says, 'Take her.' They got married and evidently, she wasn't what he wanted after all. The hunt was better than the kill. That happens, but apparently Pattie is real happy now with some guy who's not a guitar player. Good for her and good for Eric for moving on with his life. George got on with his life, that's for sure.

Michael Strahan To Pay Ex-Wife $15 Million - That's Not His Wife

One tall drink of water...
Originally uploaded by Amy Loo Who.
That's a woman named Amy and they're not dating but I'm sure she wishes otherwise given her description of the photo. It's a picture taken at the Coors Convention in Hawaii. Now as for Michael Strahan, he's to pay his wife $15 million because of a prenuptual agreement he signed.

Here's the story...

NEWARK, N.J. AP — A judge has ordered NFL star Michael Strahan to pay his ex-wife $15.3 million — more than half-his net worth — holding the defensive end to the prenuptial agreement he signed.

Under the agreement, Jean Strahan was entitled to 50 percent of their joint marital assets and 20 percent of his yearly income from each year they were married.

Strahan had claimed that he wasn't responsible for the 20 percent because his wife failed to ask for it every year.

But state Superior Court Judge James Convery disagreed, saying in his ruling that "the plaintiff is not credible in his claim that the defendant never asked for her separate funds."

In addition to the $15.3 million, Convery awarded Jean Strahan hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support

Jean, who married the football player in 1999, said she was elated with the ruling.

"It pays to tell the truth, and I told the truth," she told the New York Post for Saturday editions. "I never asked for a penny more than the prenup that Michael and his lawyers wrote and made me sign. And all I ever asked for was that to be upheld."

Carolyn Kepcher From The Apprentice At Another After Party

Carolyn Apprentice, originally uploaded by charlespham.

Here's Carolyn Kepcher at another Apprentice After Party, this one after season 5 of the show. She's with photog Charles Pham.

The Apprentice Carolyn Kepcher with Arleen and PopVulture

Carolyn Kepcher, the star of all of the Apprentice shows until Donald Trump fired her last fall, is seen here with the ever-smling PopVulture at the 2005 Apprentice After Party.

George Ross From The Trump Organization With Arleen and PopVulture

george with arleen and me, originally uploaded by popvulture.

The ever-daring and present PopVulture is in this photo of George taken at the 2005 Apprentice After Party, and who appeared on The Apprentice from the first year to 2006.

Sugar Ray Leonard and PopVulture At The Apprentice 2005 After Party

sugar ray leonard and me, originally uploaded by popvulture.

What's Sugar Ray Leonard doing at the 2005 Apprentce After Party? Well, he's working with Mark Burnett on the then-new "Contender" show, so I guess he got invited! Anyway, PopVulture gets around!

Omarosa From The Apprentice 1 Gets Down At The 2005 After Party

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Actiing every bit as one would expect, according to PopVulture, Omaroda, the famously outspoken and energetic face of the first Apprentice, holds court at the 2005 After Party.

Craig From Apprentice 3 with Jen, Arleen, and PopVulture

craig with jen, arleen, and me, originally uploaded by popvulture.

If you remember, Craig famously tangled with Kendra Todd on Apprentice 3, and came in second to her. He's here with PopVulture and her friends.

Tana At The Apprentice After Party With "PopVulture"

tana and me, originally uploaded by popvulture.

PopVulture gets around. Here's another photo of her with The Apprentice second-place finisher Tana at the same 2005 after-party.

Kendra Todd And "PopVulture" At The 2005 Apprentice After Party

kendra and me, originally uploaded by popvulture.

Kendra Todd won Season 3 of "The Apprentice." PopVulture's friend Chris Tragos snapped this photo of her with Kendra at "The Apprentice" Season 3 after-party at Planet Hollywood in New York City. It seems that PopVulture is in the media business, and so was invited to the event.

The Apprentice, Randall In NYC 2005

The Apprentice, originally uploaded by spychic.

Back in April, I this person happened upon a group filming a reality TV show and snapped a few shots. Little did I know he was later to become the winner of THE APPRENTICE.

Congratulations Randall!

[Filming of the "The Apprentice", NYC , April 14, 2005]