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Friday, October 5, 2007

Oprah Winfrey chooses Garcia Marquez's 'Love in the Time of Cholera' as next book club pick - International Herald Tribune

CHICAGO: TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey has picked "Love in the Time of Cholera," the epic love story by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as her next book club selection.

"If you love love, this book is the best love story ever," Winfrey said on her show Friday.

The novel by the Colombian-born Garcia Marquez was published in 1985 and is set on the Caribbean coast of South America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

It tells the tale of a woman and two men, and an unrequited love that spans 50 years.

"It is so beautifully written that it really takes you to another place in time and will make you ask yourself how long could you or would you wait for love," Winfrey said.

Love in the Time of Cholera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Love in the Time of Cholera (El amor en los tiempos del cólera , 1985) is a novel by Gabriel García Márquez about a fifty-year love triangle between Fermina Daza, Florentino Ariza and Doctor Juvenal Urbino set in the late 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century (roughly 1880 to 1930). The novel, a picaresque tale of unrequited love, deeply explores the idea that suffering for love is a kind of nobility.

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The Associated Press: Scandal Brewing at Oral Roberts U.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Twenty years ago, televangelist Oral Roberts said he was reading a spy novel when God appeared to him and told him to raise $8 million for Roberts' university, or else he would be "called home."

Now, his son, Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal.

Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors' expense, including numerous home remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter's senior trip to the Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife, Lindsay.

She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as "underage males."

At a chapel service this week on the 5,300-student campus known for its 60-foot-tall bronze sculpture of praying hands, Roberts said God told him: "We live in a litigious society. Anyone can get mad and file a lawsuit against another person whether they have a legitimate case or not. This lawsuit ... is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion."

San Antonio televangelist John Hagee, a member of the ORU board of regents, said the university's executive board "is conducting a full and thorough investigation."

ORU News Archive - Oral Roberts University


A hoax most cruel

She was a high school senior who had just turned 18 -- a churchgoing former Girl Scout who hadn't received a single admonition in her four months working at the McDonald's in Mount Washington.

But when a man who called himself "Officer Scott" called the store on April 9, 2004, and said an employee had been accused of stealing a purse, Louise Ogborn became the suspect.

Meet Joe Black - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Meet Joe Black is a 1998 remake of the 1934 film, Death Takes a Holiday , originally having been remade in 1971 under the same name as the original. Meet Joe Black stars Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. It was directed by Martin Brest.

Meet Joe Black (1998)


Martin Brest
Writers (WGA):
Ron Osborn (screenplay) &
Jeff Reno (screenplay) ...
Release Date:
13 November 1998 (USA) more view trailer
No one can die - while he loves! more
Plot Outline:
A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter. more
Plot Keywords:
Affection / Vacation / Stylized / Humor / Love more
2 wins & 5 nominations more
User Comments:
A Truly Enchanting Movie! more
US TV Schedule:
Fri. Oct. 5 1:45 PM AMC   

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Talia Balsam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Talia Balsam (born March 05, 1960 (1960-03-05) (age 47) in New York City ), the daughter of actors Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten, is an American TV and movie actress .

She has appeared as Anthony LaPaglia's estranged and devious wife on Without a Trace on CBS. Most recently she has appeared in Mad Men (which stars her husband, John Slattery) in the Episode titled Babylon as Roger Sterling's wife Mona. She was married to actor George Clooney from 1989 to 1993. She has been married to actor John Slattery since December 30, 1998.

George Clooney has new $100,000 marriage bet, and new 'Michael Clayton' movie Finditt Press Release

George Clooney's declaration that he will never marry again has been challenged by actress Michelle Pfeiffer and Nicole Kidman. Clooney declared he would never marry again after his divorce from Talia Balsam, and so far he has been a man of his word.

The bet with Kidman and Pfeiffer went from a 10,000 dollar bet to a 100,000 dollar bet. The way things look now, Clooney could lose the bet. The actor is dating Sarah Larson, and the pair have been spotted everywhere together. Larson has reportedly quit her job to travel with Clooney.


"I bet him he would get married and he keeps inflating the bet from 100 dollars to 100,000 dollars," says Pfeiffer. "I still think he will, he's a handsome devil."


Clooney's current film, 'Michael Clayton' is being called a success. Clooney plays lawyer Michael Clayton who is a 'janitor' for his client's messy situations. He covers up hit and run accidents, corrupted business deals, and even murder. His character comes to a crossroads in his life after things get complicated with trying to fix a clients case.


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Recall puts end to Topps Meat Co. - Sacramento Business Journal:

The recall of more than 21 million pounds of meat has led Topps Meat Co. LLC to go out of business, effective immediately.

Topps, a 67-year old privately held company based in New Jersey, is controlled by Buffalo-based Strategic Investments & Holdings Inc.

The meat recall, the second-largest in history, involved frozen hamburger, which health officials said may be tainted with E. coli.

A product recall began Sept. 25.

California meat eaters were warned Thursday that they should be on the lookout for ground beef recalled by Topps and possibly sold in California retail stores.

Pocket Change

Pocket Change is a FREE Weekly Newsletter detailing the most expensive goods and services found in New York and Los Angeles. Featuring dry-cleaning that costs more than the actual clothes, to a drink that costs more than a flight to the country of its origin, Pocket Change is everything you love to hate and hate that you love.

Britney Spears Fans (And Haters) Weigh In On New Video - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News

'Britney, Britney, Britney,' fan Jacqueline Tulian sighs after previewing pole-dancing clip; plus, Spears' LP gets a name.

By Jennifer Vineyard, with additional reporting by Yasmine Richard

Britney Spears must have a list of male fantasies she's trying to run through in her music videos. Naughty schoolgirl, check ("... Baby One More Time"). Flight attendant, check ("Toxic"). And with her latest single, "Gimme More," she's a stripper. The question is, can the pop star still pull it off?

"It really makes you want to strip," Internet celebrity Chris Crocker, a.k.a. the "Leave Britney alone!" guy, said after viewing a sneak peek of a clip for the first single from Spears' November 13 album, which has been given the title Blackout. "I'm really tempted to give everyone in this room a lap dance."

Spears doesn't actually attempt lap dances in the "Gimme More" video — she's mostly dancing near a pole and stripping just a little, with a director's-cut version revealing nearly bare breasts with star-shaped pasties. Though Spears shows more focus than in her VMA performance, her efforts to reclaim sex-symbol status got mixed reviews from fans who got a sneak peek in Santa Monica, California.

"She's taking off her clothes, that's pretty much it," Jacqueline Tulian said. "It's not surprising."

YouTube - Britney Spears - Gimme More [teaser music video]

Britney Spears - Gimme More [teaser music video]

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Daily Travel Deal Blog | Los Angeles Times Travel » Blog Archive » Travel book Eat, Pray, Love on Oprah this Friday

I can't remember the last time a travel book has been so widely accepted by the mainstream. Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love (2006) just might be the most popular travel book since Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods (1999). Or, has she surpassed those sales too? Catch Liz Gilbert on Oprah this Friday as the two women discuss her journey through Italy, India and Indonesia to reclaim her life after leaving a broken marriage.

Elizabeth answers questions like, "Were you ever worried that taking a year off to travel around the world was a selfish act?" on her website.

If you haven't read this best-seller, catch up on World Hum or Bookslut. The Los Angeles Times said, "Gilbert's wry, unfettered account of her extraordinary journey makes even the most cynical reader dare to dream of someday finding God deep within a meditation cave in India, or perhaps over a transcendent slice of pizza ."

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