Der New Yorker Ex-Musiker Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller) ist wohl das, was man einen ausgemachten Loser nennen kann: alleinstehend, ohne Job und gerade 40 geworden. Na, herzlichen Glückwunsch! Da kommt ihm das Angebot seines jüngeren und wesentlich erfolgreicheren Bruders Phillip (Chris Messina) gerade recht: Greenberg soll ein paar Wochen auf dessen Haus in Los Angeles aufpassen. Auf diese Weise kann er bei freier Kost und Logis seiner absoluten Lieblingsbeschäftigung nachgehen, die in nicht viel mehr als ausgiebigem Nichtstun besteht. Nebenbei ergibt sich auch noch die Möglichkeit, alte Freunde wiederzusehen. Die sind allerdings mittlerweile ziemlich alt und spießig geworden, findet Greenberg: Jugendliebe Beth (Jennifer Jason Leigh), inzwischen geschieden und alleinerziehende Mutter zweier Kinder, kann oder will sich an die wilde Jugendzeit irgendwie kaum noch erinnern. Und Ivan (Rhys Ifans), der ehemalige Band-Kollege, macht jetzt irgendwas mit Computern. Laaaangweilig! Allein Florence (Greta Gerwig), die während der Abwesenheit von Phillips Familie als Mädchen für alles auch im Haus ein- und ausgeht, versprüht ein wenig jugendliche Frische. Grund genug für Greenberg, die meiste Zeit mit ihr zu verbringen. Da jedoch auch die 25-Jährige nicht so recht weiß, was sie mit ihrem Leben anfangen soll, ergänzen sich die beiden bald zu einem ziemlich schrägen Chaos-Duo. Und bei so mancher Katastrophe wie z.B. einem überlaufenden Swimming-Pool, einem kollabierenden Hund sowie diversen krampfhaften Beischlafversuchen entwickelt sich langsam eine recht eigenartige Romanze, die womöglich aber ganz neue Perspektiven mit sich bringen könnte…
Ben Stiller spelar Roger Greenberg, en dysfunktionell 40-åring som har kommit till ett vägskäl i livet. Roger vill gärna ”göra ingenting” under en period i livet, och går med på att ta hand om sin yngre brors hus i LA. Medan han är i stan försöker han få kontakt med några gamla vänner. Men saker och ting har förändrats, och de som tidigare var Rogers vänner anser inte längre att det är självklart att de fortfarande är det.
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I'm gonna miss this old girl so much. Goodbye Greta Lou, RIP! xo♥
No Strings Attached is about a guy and girl try to keep their relationship strictly physical, but it's not long before they learn that they want something more.
Starring:Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman,Ben Lawson, Cary Elwes, Greta Gerwig, Guy Brannum, Ivan Reitman, Jake M. Johnson, Kevin Kline, Lake Bell, Olivia Thirlby, Ric Govea, Ophelia Lovibond ,Kendall Rietfors,Ami Haruna,Savannah Elder,Ben Lautman,Kristen Clement...
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A federal judge says the government can’t force you to buy health insurance. Judge Henry Hudson heard arguments on both sides of the issue from U.S. attorneys and the Virginia Attorney General.
MSNBC’s Pete Williams sums up Virginia’s argument.
PETE WILLIAMS: “The argument of the state of Virginia was that that’s unconstitutional. That it would be one thing to require people who are already in the health care system, that they had to buy a certain kind of insurance. What the state said is if you aren’t part of that stream of commerce, then Congress can’t reach out and grab you into it and say you have to buy insurance.”
It’s important to point out Judge Henry Hudson’s ruling is not against the entire health reform bill - just Section 1501 - the part that penalizes people for not having insurance. The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein says, the specific nature of Hudson’s ruling really limits the scope of the court’s action.
“Go to the text of the health-care law and run a search for ‘1501.’ It appears exactly twice in the bill…There do not appear to be other sections that make ‘specific reference’ to the provision, even if you could argue that they are ‘directly dependent’ on the provision.”
The Virginia lawsuit is separate from a Florida lawsuit, which 19 other states have joined in to argue the law is unconstitutional. CNN reports, Virginia’s case hinged on the argument of whether the insurance clause is a tax or a penalty.
ELIZABETH COHEN: “Now it’s interesting that the penalty - or tax - depending on which one you want to use, that you would pay if you don’t get insurance is actually cheaper than getting insurance.
ALI VELSHI: “You make a good point. This is actually about what would happen if you didn’t buy insurance. It’s not that you can’t impose the insurance it’s that you can’t impose the penalty for not doing it.”
Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren explains the tax versus penalty language is critical because Virginia argued - Congress has the right to tax, but not to force people into the market.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN: “The legislators didn’t want to call it a tax because they didn’t want to tell the American people they were raising their taxes. But then the lawyers went into court and they suddenly wanted to call it a tax because if it were a tax then it couldn’t be argued now on the tax clause.”
A blogger for TPM says- Judge Hudson is a George W. Bush appointee- calling the ruling...
“…an example that decades of Republicans packing the federal judiciary with activist judges has finally paid off.”
But a blogger for Insurance & Financial Advisor says- no one in the media seemed to care the two judges who upheld the health care law in previous lawsuits were appointed by Democratic presidents.
“It appears that the ‘mainstream’ media is already setting the stage for arguing that rulings against the law are for political purposes, and not based on law. Regardless, the law IS unconstitutional… in a word, they are ‘wrong.’”
Judge Hudson refused to issue an injunction to stop the legislation from taking effect. It’s pretty much a sure thing that the Supreme Court will make the final call on this one.
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Un jeune jockey ambitieux, Christophe, alors qu'il est sur le point d'entrer dans le club très fermé des grands jockeys choisi de continuer sa carrière en Asie, à Hong Kong.Là bas il va être adulé, accumulant victoires, argent facile et conquêtes féminines. Jusqu'à ce qu'il rencontre Pansy, une sorte de Greta Garbo moderne... et chinoise qui va l'écarter des pistes et l'entraîner dans une histoire d'amour fatale pour sa carrière. Il va néanmoins se ressaisir et rentrer à Paris pour retrouver son identité.
LA Premiere of “NO STRINGS ATTACHED” , Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, 1-11-11.
Cast members and filmmakers attending include: Ivan Reitman (Director), Natalie Portman (Emma), Ashton Kutcher (Adam), Kevin Kline (Alvin), Lake Bell (Lucy), Greta Gerwig (Patrice), Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (Wallace), Jake Johnson (Eli), Ben Lawson (Sam), Adhir Kalyan (Kevin), Brian Dierker (Bones), Stephanie Scott (Young Emma), Elizabeth Meriwether (Writer), Tom Pollock (Executive Producer) Joe Medjuck (Producer), Jeff Clifford (Producer), Roger Birnbaum (Executive Producer), Gary Barber (Executive Producer), Jonathan Glickman (Executive Producer)
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“On a personal note, today is my last day on the show. I just wanted to say thank you to the viewers for tuning in. I look forward to seeing you down the road.”
Just five months after its premier, CNN’s Parker Spitzer is losing half its name--Kathleen Parker has left the building.
“CNN’s Parker Spitzer is no more. Conservative columnist Kathleen Parker is cutting ties with co-host and former governor Eliot Spitzer.”
Cutting ties is one way to put it… After months of tension and rumors of Parker’s imminent departure, news-makers are putting their own spin on how things went down.
The Washington Post says Parker left the show, The New York Post says Spitzer successfully flattened her appeal... and the ways of wording it go on.
Aside from media spinning, here’s part of what Parker herself has to say on the issue:
“I have decided to return to a schedule that will allow me to focus more on my syndicated newspaper column and other writings… it was a difficult decision to scale back my column a few months ago and, with the show going in a new direction, it is a good time to move on.”
But no matter how you phrase it, the show is now Parker-less. Word is—a new show is on the way… and a writer for Macleans is relieved.
“The show needs a revamp, as it was incredibly boring and Spitzer was the less boring of the two hosts.”
A Hot Air writer agrees the show wasn’t watchable, but is still --sarcastically-- saddened by the news.
“I’ve watched the show for 10 minutes total since it debuted. And yet, I feel a loss. If America’s most famous liberal-governor-turned-john can’t find television happiness with a Pulitzer-winning ‘conservative’ squish, what hope is there for the rest of us?”
One breakup hypothesis -- Parker/Spitzer experienced a boost in its somewhat stale ratings during a time when Parker was not hosting the show alongside Spitzer. But, Fox’s Greta Van Susteren doesn’t buy it.
“… It is because we were in a giant breaking news environment with Egypt's revolution… Let me repeat: ratings go up during breaking news. Period. The ratings were not elevated because she was out for 2 or 3 nights during breaking news.”
But some analysts have begun to wonder -- how will Spitzer do by himself? Fox Business talked to former New York governor David Paterson about his solo skills.
“…He's very bright, he’s glib, he has an opinion about everything and he expresses it well. I think he does a good show. If it doesn't work out, I’m always there to take his place.”
CNN says Parker Spitzer’s replacement show is called “In the Arena.” Spitzer will host the show alone and interview a wide range of guests about the most important stories of the day.
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Jennifer Garner and Greta Gerwig share their favorite times on set with Russel Brand! We caught up with the stars at the NYC premiere for the film at the Ziegfield Theater.
Stars Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Geraldine James and Director Jason Winer walk the red carpet in London at the film's European Premiere.
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She calls it a “bridge too far.” Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial so-called “birther bill.”
“That bill would have required a presidential candidate to provide a birth certificate or a handful of other documents before their names could be placed on a state's ballot.” (VIDEO FROM KFMB)
If candidates couldn’t provide a long form birth certificate -- the bill would have allowed for baptismal or circumcision certificates. 14 other states have introduced similar legislation -- and it’s been rejected in Connecticut, Maine and Montana.
In an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren - Governor Brewer says the legislation just wasn’t necessary.
GOVERNOR JAN BREWER (R-AZ): “It is something that I felt uncomfortable with and I feel it serves no purpose. ... You know, bottom line is, I just have to call 'em as I see 'em. It doesn't help Arizona. This bill is a distraction.”
Governor Brewer grabbed national headlines last year when she signed a controversial bill giving police wide-ranging authority to detain suspected illegal immigrations. (VIDEO FROM KMSB)
So her rejection of the “birther bill” surprised many political analysts who are calling it a move against her own party.
REPORTER: “She didn’t win a popularity contest today with her own party.” (VIDEO FROM KPNX)
But if it’s a popularity contest with her longstanding critics -- count The Phoenix New Times’ James King among the fans of the veto.
“...big props must go out to Governor Jan Brewer... The bill was Arizona's far-right-wing response to the continuously debunked conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama is not an American citizen … despite it already being a federal requirement to land the job.”
But count Hot Air’s Allahpundit among the confused.
“She just started her new term so electoral politics is immaterial. Is there some core agenda item that she needs Democratic help to pass? Or is she trying to build goodwill with Obama for better cooperation on immigration? Or, just maybe, did she genuinely believe that the bill was stupid and embarrassing to Arizona?”
Supporters of the measure say it had nothing to do with President Obama -- but rather -- the quote
“integrity of the Constitution.”
CNN’s John King isn’t buying that. He asks Orly Taitz -- an outspoken skeptic of President Obama’s citizenship - to explain.
JOHN KING: “Mark me down as skeptical. ... Can you honestly say with a straight face it has nothing to do with President Obama? ... There is a federal constitutional requirement to run for president. Why does any state have to worry about that?”
ORLY TAITZ: “Because the ballots are state ballots. Each state has its own ballots and therefore there has to be a provision in the state ballot whereby, one, running for office, needs to prove he is a natural born citizen...”
If Brewer had signed the legislation - Arizona would have been the first state to pass a “birther bill.” Republican supporters of the legislation in Arizona say they might override the veto -- but it remains unclear whether they have the votes needed to do so.
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Arthur is een onverantwoordelijke charmeur die altijd op twee dingen heeft kunnen rekenen: zijn oneindige fortuin en het gezonde verstand van zijn eeuwig trouwe ‘nanny’ Hobson (Academy Award®-winnaar Helen Mirren), die hem altijd uit de problemen houdt. Nu staat hij voor zijn grootste uitdaging; hij moet kiezen tussen een gearrangeerd huwelijk met de ambitieuze zakenvrouw Susan (Jennifer Garner) of een onzekere toekomst met Naomi (Greta Gerwig) de vrouw waar hij echt van houdt. Gaat hij voor zijn buitensporige luxe levensstijl of voor het enige dat geld niet kan kopen: echte liefde. De bizarre relatie tussen Arthur en Hobson en de spontane liefde van Arthur voor Naomi maken deze film tot de ultieme ‘feel good’ komedie voor jong en oud.
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It’s one of those events that’s neither red nor blue- but somehow the question of who should get the credit for Osama bin Laden’s death has crept into the conversation. Outspoken conservative blogger Michelle Malkin declares-
“Leftists are swarming Twitter to chastise any conservatives who dare give any credit to President Bush for his resolve and role...Meanwhile, Democrat hacks are burning the midnight oil making this All About Obama.”
But are politicos really making this a political issue? MSNBC’s Luke Russert reports- maybe- but any politicizing is subtle.
Luke Russert: “Rarely an event for universal praise for President Obama on Capitol Hill, and that is what you have seen here. Although, there is one distinction between the Democratic and Republican press releases. The Republican releases also commends President Bush for starting the war on terror.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Jim Galloway combed through the GOP’s celebratory statements- concluding, most Republicans avoided mentioning President Obama. But-
“There were a few exceptions. President George W. Bush was generous...But most prominent Republicans said nothing that might be used by a White House resident who just announced his re-election bid.”
But it’s not all politicking. A quick flip through the TV news channels reveals praise for the president from some unlikely sources.
Rep. Peter King (R- NY): “As a Republican, let me give President Obama tremendous credit for this. He was the commander-in-chief who authorized this operation.” (NBC)
Greta Van Susteren: “Well first of all I think we have to give a lot of credit to President Obama. Imagine if he’d gotten this one wrong? FLASH Our hats go off to him and the military for the level of intelligence. They got this one right.” (Fox News)
But RadioViceOnline points out- not all lawmakers kept the celebration politics-free. Here’s what Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman had to say on CNN.
Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY): “This is like the Mission Accomplished moment that George Bush only fantasized about.”
Finally, while some may be playing tug-a-war over the credit for bin Laden’s death, The Moderate Voice argues - this isn’t- and shouldn’t be- about politics.
“We don’t need anyone on the left talking about how Obama did what Bush did not. We don’t need anyone on the right talking about how Obama is faking it or is in on some conspiracy. We found and defeated a great enemy, can’t we for once please just come together and be happy about that fact?”
Check out all our analysis of the aftermath of the announcement of Bin Laden’s death. You’ll find links in the transcript section of this story.
Osama Bin Laden Killed by U.S. Forces
Bin Laden's Death Defines America's Youth
World on Alert for Retribution After Bin Laden's Death
Pakistan's Role in the Killing of Osama Bin Laden
Bin Laden Dead: What Changes in War on Terror?
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According to an email sent to supporters, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has been encouraged to run for President so much by his fans that he will take the next step towards candidacy, likely announcing his exploratory status on Fox News during an interview with Greta Van Susteren’s “On The Record” Wednesday evening.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum became the third major candidate to announce his intentions to run for President during a Wednesday evening interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. After appearances by former 2008 GOP Presidential nominee Arizona Senator John McCain, former potential 2012 hopeful South Dakota Senator John Thune, and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint to discuss President Obama’s budget speech, Santorum announced in a sit down interview with Van Susteren that he has created an exploratory committee in order to see whether or not he can raise enough money to launch a real Presidential bid. He asked supporters to visit his website in order to donate to his 2012 campaign.
Miljardärarvingen Arthur (Russel Brand) lever ett liv i överdåd. Minst sagt. Hans hobbies är att anordna lyxfester i sin takvåning och testa hur snabbt Batmobilen kan köra på New Yorks gator. Arthurs mamma är inte lika road av hans livsstil och ger honom ett ultimatum: han måste gifta sig med affärskvinnan Susan (Jennifer Garner), annars blir han arvlös. Problemet är att Arthur redan är kär i levnadsglada Naomi (Greta Gerwig) och ställs nu inför ett val: kärleken eller pengarna.
I övriga roller ser vi bl.a. Helen Mirren och Nick Nolte. Filmen regisseras av Jason Winer.