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News Archive: May 2008
People Magazine
Posted at 11:53 AM (PDT) on Friday, May 30, 2008

Gillian is in the June 9 issue of People magazine available in newsstands now. Click on the photo below to see the larger version.





Gillian at Esquire 'Salon' Party
Posted at 1:20 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 29, 2008



The First Post

In Town Last Night

Esquire magazine reinstated the eclectic 'salon' party last night at Malaysian restaurant Suka in London's Sanderson Hotel, all in honour of their July cover-star, the Oscar-nominated rising actor Casey Affleck. Man of the hour Casey was joined by big brother Ben, delectable actresses Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson and star of the imminent Brideshead Revisited remake, Hayley Atwell.


Photos: Thanks to Philiater, Gilly, Marie, and Ericka!


AJS Update
Posted at 4:26 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We have photos of the twelve students who received Full Year Scholarships from generous fans who sent donations to the Alinyiikira Junior School of Uganda.

Our ongoing fundraiser is for a whole variety of items still on the wish list.

THANK YOU!!!



Message from Gillian
Posted at 9:10 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hello everyone.

I was just thinking that even though it says on the website that you, the fans and the curious can ask questions, the fact is I never actually answer them. On the odd occasion that I write something for the site, no matter how much I might think about the questions that have been asked, I end up writing a kind of stream of consciousness gobbledygook that answers the odd query only by accident.

So, I am hereby requesting the removal of that fallacy from the site, and will erect in its place something to the effect of: 'Write to Gillian - She will read it'. Well, possibly not that lame but the fact is I do read quite a few of them, I think, although someone does comb through them first, so it is highly possible that I read the 'Best Of' or the ones that don't refer to me as a three eyed monster.

In any case, let me just take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you who do write in or simply browse or even think about browsing after landing on the wrong site, and an especially big and grateful thank you to all those who participated in the doodle auction cause we raised some damn fine funds for the charity.

And here's to an excellent XF2 - it better be good! cause I'm expecting you all to see it at least 10 times each.

G.




Gillian on filming XF2
Posted at 2:12 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

BBC Radio 1
May 20, 2008

Actress Gillian Anderson says filming her parts as Agent Dana Scully in the new X-Files film left her exhausted.

Filming for "X-Files: I Want to Believe" finished in Canada in March but the star, 39, says she struggled this time physically.

She said: "It was hard work. I'm too old for this. It was a slog. David [Duchovny], who's in the best shape of his life because he had to bonk people every two minutes for Californication, did most of the work."

She added: "He's climbing and jumping off cliffs. I didn't do any of that and I was more exhausted by the end of it than he was. I'm a wimp."

Gillian says even she hasn't seen any footage yet.

"I'm doing ADR (replacing voices on a film) on Monday and that'll be the first time I've seen any footage of it whatsoever," she said.

"I'm excited and I hope it's good. I really hope it's good. I have faith in it. I do."

The actress is at the Cannes film festival to promote How To Lose Friends And Alienate People with Simon Pegg.

But there are posters up promoting the new X-Files film everywhere, something which makes the 39-year-old a bit uncomfortable.

She said: "It's so weird. When I think of Cannes I think of smaller films. And to see these blockbuster movies up there just seems so incongruous.

"And that I'm in one of them seems even more incongruous. It's a nice poster, I like it, it's very provocative."



Gillian Joins Heathrow Protest
Posted at 1:29 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Leading ladies join Heathrow protest
Wimbledon Guardian, UK
8:09pm today
By Cara Lee

A group of celebrity mums are taking part in a candlelit vigil outside the House of Parliament this evening to protest against plans for the expansion of Heathrow.

The London-based stars, including X-Files actress Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Laura Bailey and Anna Chancellor, are among hundreds of people backing calls made to the Government by action group We Can (Climate Action Now).

We Can aims to get the Government to form a cross-party coalition to deal with climate change and scrap plans to build a third runway at Heathrow.

The vigil comes 11 days before thousands of Londoners are expected to march from Hatton Cross to Sipson Village as part of the Make a NOise Carnival against Heathrow expansion.

"I am in complete support of We Can's brave attempt to bring attention to this issue," said Gillian Anderson. "I would have thought that not only would the Government want to lessen the negative impact it has on this country but that it would want to use this as an opportunity to make a positive global mark."

"This is a perfect opportunity for Britain to consciously take a lead in climate and emissions change rather than putting short-term business interests ahead of our planet's future and allowing this gross example of negligence to take place."

Anna Chancellor added: "How can we be expanding our airports at a time when the planet's future is at stake? It's criminally irresponsible and the Government has got to wake up and start listening."

The Heathrow Airport expansion plans are expected to be given the go ahead in June or July.




Last call for the auction!
Posted at 11:35 AM (PDT) on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Only 3.5 hours to go (for almost all the doodles) and there are still some great deals available:

Angela Cartwright: Known for her acting roles in MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY (TV), THE SOUND OF MUSIC and LOST IN SPACE (TV), she has been a photographer and artist for more than four decades. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally.

Kathy Garver #1: Best known for her co-starring role as Cissy in the CBS television hit, FAMILY AFFAIR (1966-71), Kathy has also garnered critical acclaim in movies, stage and voice-over animation. She provided the voice of Firestar in the animated version of SPIDERMAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS. Her Beatrix Potter tapes (audio books) have sold over a million copies!

Kathy Garver #2

Laurie Holden: Marita Covarrubias in 10 episodes of THE X-FILES and she also played Mary Travis in 14 episodes of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN tv series.

James Hampton: He has been appearing in television shows and films since 1964! He is best known for his roles in THE DORIS DAY SHOW (TV), F TROOP (TV), THE LONGEST YARD, TEEN WOLF (played the father of Scott, the Teen Wolf), POLICE ACADEMY 5: Assignment Miami Beach and SLING BLADE. Flashback to 1985, here he is in a YouTube clip of TEEN WOLF.

Steven-Charles Jaffe: Producer of MOTEL HELL, NEAR DARK (Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton), THE FLY II (Eric Stoltz), GHOST (Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze), STAR TREK VI: The Undiscovered Country (William Shatner, Leonard Nemoy), STRANGE DAYS (Ralph Fiennes), THE WEIGHT OF WATER (Sean Penn), and K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER (Harrison Ford).

Alex Kapp Horner: Plays the role of Lindsay in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (renewed for the Fall 2008 season).

Tina Majorino: Deb in the surprise smash hit, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie in VERONICA MARS, and Heather Tuttle in HBO's BIG LOVE. Her filmography includes WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN, CORRINA, CORRINA, ANDRE, and WATERWORLD.

Dan Mathews: Senior Vice President of PETA and known for heading PETA's most controversial and attention-getting campaigns, including the "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ads, as well as campaigns involving celebrities.

Danica McKellar:Best known for her role as WINNIE COOPER in the television show THE WONDER YEARS and as the author of the national best-seller "Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle-School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail". Her acting credits include HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, INSPECTOR MOM, STRONG MEDICINE, NYPD BLUE, NAVY NCIS, KING OF THE HILL, and THE WEST WING.

Tricia O'Kelley: Plays the role of Marly in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE (renewed for the Fall 2008 season).

Paul Petersen: Achieved stardom as a teenage heartthrob on THE DONNA REED SHOW, an ABC family sitcom that ran from 1958 to 1966. He played son Jeff Stone from the time he was twelve until he was twenty. If you've never seen the classic episode in which he sang "My Dad", there's a clip on You Tube. And, while you're there, watch Shelley Fabares sing "Johnny Angel". She played Paul's sister, Mary Stone.

Paul Petersen: Doodle #2

Jon Provost: Timmy from the LASSIE tv series. Read his mini-bio underneath his doodle. Of his many accomplishments, he is most proud of his children, Ryan and Katie, now in their 20s.

Elizabeth Rosner: Her first novel, THE SPEED OF LIGHT, was published in September 2001. Its central theme addresses the effects of the holocaust on the descendants of survivors; it is a story of loss and the redemptive power of storytelling and love. The novel has been translated into nine languages, and has been optioned by Gillian Anderson, who plans to make the film her directorial debut.

Seth Swirsky: Wrote the Grammy-nominated worldwide hit "Tell It To My Heart" with Ernie Gold for Taylor Dayne. His song "Love Is a Beautiful Thing" was featured in movies such as "The Pallbearer," "Legally Blonde," and "Two Weeks Notice." He's also the author of 3 baseball books (and a noted baseball memorabilia collector): "Baseball Letters," "Every Pitcher Tells a Story," and "Something to Write Home About." His upcoming documentary, "A Year In The Life," consists of his many interviews with people who have a story about themselves and The Beatles.

Jerry Trimble Jr.: Under the name "Golden Boy", he became the PKA and PKC Kickboxing Champion of the World in 1986. Watch him in action in this YouTube clip. He has been in over twenty feature films including HEAT (Al Pacino), CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000; nominated for the Taurus Award in the category of Best Fight), WAR OF THE WORLDS, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, and THE LAST SENTINEL. He's also the husband of Ami Dolenz and son-in-law of Micky Dolenz.

Robert B. Weide: Principal director of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (26 episodes, 2000-2007). He's been the recipient of repeated Emmy nominations for his work on the show, and won an Emmy in 2003 for one of the episodes from its third season. His first feature as director, HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE, will hit theaters in October 2008 and stars Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Danny Huston, Megan Fox, and Gillian Anderson.



Gillian is in Cannes
Posted at 1:11 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cannes Film Festival kicks off

Stars get cheery welcome from fans, media
By John Hopewell
Variety

Sean Penn received the first big artistic cheer of the 61st Cannes Film Festival after he was introduced on the steps of the Palais Wednesday night.

A cheery international atmosphere filled the warm evening air as "Blindness" director Fernando Meirelles and cast members Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael Garcia Bernal and Danny Glover greeted the fans and photographers

Among the celebs on hand were Cate Blanchett, Mischa Barton, Dennis Hopper, Claude Lelouche, Eva Longoria Parker, Faye Dunaway, Gillian Anderson, and Petra Nemcova along with jury members Nathalie Portman, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jeanne Balibar, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Alfonso Cuaron.

After Penn delivered his opening remarks, singer-guitarist Richie Havens made a surprise appearance to perform "Freedom," a tune he famously performed at Woodstock 39 years ago.

"I was surprised and honored to be invited," Havens told Variety Wednesday afternoon. "Sean has been talking a lot about how he is a fan of the song and connects emotionally with it. It's about getting everyone on the same side of the aisle."


The film How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, directed by Robert B. Weide and starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Megan Fox, Jeff Bridges, and Gillian Anderson, is being promoted during the festival, kicking off with a celebrity-packed party.

PHOTOS!
Thanks to Marie, Gilly, Philiater and Ericka!


Xfiles.com
Posted at 6:13 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The fabulous trailer of "The X-Files: I Want To Believe" is now available for your viewing pleasure at the official website.

Watch it over and over and OVER again!




Posted at 5:35 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

We're halfway through the auction and there are still many doodles with very affordable prices such as:

John Hawkes: Phillip Padgett in "Milagro" (1999), a favorite Scullycentric episode - This is one of Chris Carter's chosen 8 episodes in the new DVD TXF: Revelations.

Laurie Holden: Marita Covarrubias in 10 episodes of The X-Files and she also played Mary Travis in 14 episodes of The Magnificent Seven tv series.

Clyde Klotz: Piper Anderson's Dad and Emmy Award-winning production designer who has worked on numerous television productions including: The Hitch Hiker, 21 Jump Street and The X-Files as well as feature films. His work on the series Beast Wars garnered him a special jury Emmy Award in 1998 for best production design; the first of it's kind awarded for work in CGI animation.

SUGGESTIONS FOR FATHER'S DAY (JUNE 15):

John Auchter: A perfect From Daughter to Dad doodle!

Mike Farrell: B.J. Hunnicutt from the ever popular TV series M*A*S*H. He's the husband of Shelley Fabares (see below).

James Hampton: He has been appearing in television shows and films since 1964! He is best known for his roles in The Doris Day Show, F Troop, The Longest Yard, Teen Wolf (played the father of Scott, the Teen Wolf), Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and Sling Blade. Flashback to 1985, here he is in a YouTube clip of Teen Wolf.

Steven-Charles Jaffe: Producer of Motel Hell, Near Dark (Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton), The Fly II (Eric Stoltz), Ghost (Whoopi Goldberg, Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze), Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (William Shatner, Leonard Nemoy), Strange Days (Ralph Fiennes), The Weight of Water (Sean Penn), and K-19: The Widowmaker (Harrison Ford).

Max Makowski: Director of the upcoming bigscreen adaptation of the 1970s TV series Kung Fu which will be shot entirely in mainland China. He has also rewritten the screenplay for the bigscreen version of Hawaii Five-O. The characters on the lower right side of his doodle mean "KUNG FU".

Keith Morrison: For Dads who love the blues. Keith is an award-winning Jamaican-born artist who has exhibited internationally in many galleries and museums, including the art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian, The Cincinnati Museum, the DeYoung Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He represented Jamaica at the 2001 Venice Biennale.

Paul Petersen: Achieved stardom as a teenage heartthrob on The Donna Reed Show, an ABC family sitcom that ran from 1958 to 1966. He played son Jeff Stone from the time he was twelve until he was twenty. If you've never seen the classic episode in which he sang "My Dad", there's a clip on You Tube. And, while you're there, watch Shelley Fabares sing "Johnny Angel". She played Paul's sister, Mary Stone.

Paul Petersen: Doodle #2

Jon Provost: Timmy from the Lassie tv series. Read his mini-bio underneath his doodle. Of his many accomplishments, he is most proud of his children, Ryan and Katie, now in their 20s.

Seth Swirsky: Wrote the Grammy-nominated worldwide hit Tell It To My Heart with Ernie Gold for Taylor Dayne. His song Love Is a Beautiful Thing was featured in movies such as The Pallbearer, Legally Blonde, and Two Weeks Notice. He's also the author of 3 baseball books (he's a noted baseball memorabilia collector): Baseball Letters, Every Pitcher Tells a Story, and Something to Write Home About. His upcoming documentary, A Year In The Life, consists of his many interviews with people who have a story about themselves and The Beatles.

Jerry Trimble Jr.: Under the name "Golden Boy", he became the PKA and PKC Kickboxing Champion of the World in 1986. He has been in over twenty feature films including Heat (Al Pacino), Charlie's Angels (2000; nominated for the Taurus Award in the category of Best Fight), War of the Worlds, Mission: Impossible III, and The Last Sentinel. He's also the husband of Ami Dolenz and son-in-law of Micky Dolenz. Watch him in action in this YouTube clip.

Robert B. Weide: Principal director of Curb Your Enthusiasm (26 episodes, 2000-2007). He's been the recipient of repeated Emmy nominations for his work on the show, and won an Emmy in 2003 for one of the episodes from its third season. "Curb" also received the Golden Globe Award in 2003 as Best Television Comedy Series. His first feature as director, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, will hit theaters in October 2008 and stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Danny Huston, Megan Fox, Gillian Anderson, and Max Minghella.

Bob White: A professional guide and artist. His work hangs in the private and corporate collections of sportsmen on six continents. Bob was awarded Guide of the Year in 1988 by Fly Rod & Reel Magazine. As the 1994 Artist of the Year for the Alaska State Parks Foundation, he produced and donated the artwork for the first Alaska State Parks Foundation print. His work has been presented twice in Fly Rod & Reel Magazine's Gallery. He has been featured as a guide and artist on ESPN's Fly Fishing the World and Fly Fishing America, as well as on Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound.



XF2 Debut Trailer
Posted at 11:18 AM (PDT) on Monday, May 12, 2008

The X-Files: I Want to Believe Movie - Debut Trailer

And, from SciFi.com:

Viral videos featuring Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) have gone live on YouTube.com; they speak about each other in character as a promotion for the upcoming The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which opens July 25.



Doodle Online Auction Live NOW!
Posted at 3:04 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 8, 2008

The 2nd Annual U.S.A. National Doodle Day auction to benefit Neurofibromatosis, Inc. has started!

Click HERE to join the fun!

And remember, Automatic Bidding is your friend. Go about your business and sleep soundly while 'AB' does the bidding for you.

Auction ends on May 18, 3pm PT. (The World Clock)

LATE ARRIVALS!:

Jay Leno #1: The Tonight Show!
Jay Leno #2

Cat Mihos: Neil Gaiman's "Mystery Aide"

Simon Pegg: Best known for his starring roles in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and for the British sitcom Spaced.

Charles Santore: Award-winning illustrator best known for his children's books.

Jordan Rich: popular radio host, voice-over artist, and inspirational speaker. Currently on WBZ-AM 1030 in Boston, Massachusetts, Jordan Rich hosts his overnight talk show on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a broadcast on Sunday evenings. His show is an eclectic mix of history, arts, pop culture, and everything in between. His program is heard throughout much of the U.S. and Canada as well as world-wide on the Internet.





Featured Doodles: RECAP
Posted at 12:38 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Doodles make great unique presents for all sorts of special occasions including Christmas (only 7.5 shopping months left!).

And for those of you thinking about what to do with your upcoming Stimulus Checks, how about donating some of it to charity in exchange for a doodle or two?

Recap of Featured Doodles:

#1: The X-Files

#2: The 60s and 70s

#3: Cartoonists and Illustrators

#4: Army Wives, Old Christine, NCIS

#5: Television and Movies

#6: Authors

#7: Artists

#8: For the Politically Inclined

#9: In a League of Their Own

#10: NF Families and Friends

Gillian's PSA for National Doodle Day.



Featured Doodles #10: NF Families and Friends
Posted at 10:24 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This is what it's all about!

Click on their names to view their doodles and read the text on their doodle pages for more information.

Gillian Anderson: Click here to read about Gillian's involvement with NF.

ZoŽ Anderson: Gillian's sister.

Piper Anderson Klotz: Gillian's daughter.

Clyde Klotz: Piper's Dad.

Reggie Bibbs #1: Reggie is on a one-man crusade to raise awareness of NF. Visit his "Just Ask!" website and "Neurofibromatosis Cafe" blog for the latest news, photos and fun concerning Reggie and all his online friends!
Reggie Bibbs #2

Elena Congelio #1: Reggie's friend and daughter of Lou Congelio.
Elena Congelio #2
Elena Congelio #3

Lou Congelio #1: Reggie's very good friend who constantly helps in raising awareness of NF.
Lou Congelio #2
Lou Congelio #3
Lou Congelio #4
Lou Congelio #5

Reggie and his friend Lou Congelio were on FOX 26 Houston News last night.

Andy Dearwater: Reggie's friend.

Rhea Diaz: Reggie's friend.

Aaron Long: the Business Development Director and an equity partner at Schipul. An accomplished artist, animator and businessman, Aaron is a close friend of Reggie Bibbs.

Vincent M. Riccardi, MD #1: Clinician, scientist and teacher. His academic clinical practice, clinical research and bench research have contributed to improved patient care and enhanced clinical and basic research with particular regard to neurofibromatosis. He has more than a dozen publications, including a book about NF.
Vincent M. Riccardi, MD #2

Kate Wiggins: Reggie's friend.



Featured Doodles #9: In a League of their Own
Posted at 7:05 AM (PDT) on Monday, May 5, 2008

Click on their names to view their doodles.

Michael Ausiello: The Senior Writer at TV Guide and its companion website, TVGuide.com: The Ausiello Report and Ask Ausiello.

Chef Angus Campbell: Born and raised in Scotland. At the Grand Rapids Community College in Michigan, he is educating students in the Culinary Arts program as Chef-Instructor in the Heritage Restaurant for lunch service. Cooking With Angus Campbell is televised weekly on the Grand Rapids Community College Cable Channel 28. Whether you're a culinary student, culinary professional or a home cooking enthusiast, you'll find his videos highly beneficial.

Sugar Ray Leonard: Named Fighter of the Decade for the 1980s, he is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time, winning world titles at multiple weights and engaging in contests with such celebrated opponents as Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler.

Jessica Morgan & Heather Cocks: THE FUG GIRLS! Authors of the highly popular Go Fug Yourself blog where they "tear apart the worst of red-carpet fashion disasters... always reliably hilarious."

Jordan Rich: popular radio host, voice-over artist, and inspirational speaker. Currently on WBZ-AM 1030 in Boston, Massachusetts, Jordan Rich hosts his overnight talk show on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a broadcast on Sunday evenings. His show is an eclectic mix of history, arts, pop culture, and everything in between. His program is heard throughout much of the U.S. and Canada as well as world-wide on the Internet.



Featured Doodles #8: For the Politically Inclined
Posted at 7:58 PM (PDT) on Saturday, May 3, 2008

Click on their names to view their doodles and for more information.

Mike Farrell: Most know him as B.J. Hunnicutt from the ever popular TV series M*A*S*H. His memoir (Feb 2007), "Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist" narrates his public struggle to be a responsible citizen of the world. In his years as defender of human rights, animal rights and many other causes, organizations have recognized Mike's efforts and work by awarding him with some of their most prestigious awards.

John Fox #1: A freelance cartoonist from Wisconsin, who amuses himself and friends with his cartooning. Publication is an after-thought.
John Fox #2

Matt Loftiss: Check out his doodle of Barack Obama.

Rosie Malek-Yonan #1: In 2007 she played opposite Reese Witherspoon in the film Rendition. Her television acting credits include Star Trek-Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, E.R., JAG, CSI:Miami, The Practice, Melrose Place, Chicago Hope, Beverly Hills 90210, Profiler, Seinfeld, Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue and, most recently, NBC's Life. And she's just been cast in a recurring role on General Hospital! Rosie is the author of The Crimson Field, an historical and literary epic novel, based on real events and true family chronicles set to the backdrop of the Assyrian Genocide of 1914-1918 in the shadows of WWI where 750,000 Assyrians were massacred by the Ottoman Turks, Kurds and Persians. My Assyrian Nation on the Edge is a documentary film of her 2006 Congressional Testimony regarding the plight of the Assyrians in Iraq since the 2003 war. On March 12, 2008, she addressed the British House of Lords on Genocide and on 24 April 2008, a similar statement was read at the House of Commons at the Armenian Genocide Day Conference.
Rosie Malek-Yonan #2

Dan Mathews: Senior Vice President of PETA and known for heading PETA's most controversial and attention-getting campaigns, including the "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ads, as well as campaigns involving celebrities.

Mike Moncrief: The 43rd mayor of the City of Fort Worth, Texas. He was first elected as mayor on May 3, 2003. He was re-elected to his third term on May 12, 2007. He has served as an elected official at various levels of government for more than 30 years.

Seth Swirsky: Songwriter, author, recording artist and noted baseball memorabilia collector. He writes political articles for The Huffington Post and PoliticalMavens.com. One of the articles he wrote for the Huffington Post, "Why I Left the Left," was reprinted on RealClearPolitics and other sites and proved so popular that it led to an invitation for lunch at the White House with Karl Rove.

Helen Thomas: Dean of the White House Press Corps and can be seen almost daily on televised press conferences. She has spent more than sixty years covering Washington politics. She is the author of four adult books -- Dateline: White House, Front Row at the White House (her memoir), Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President, and Watchdogs of Democracy? about how journalism has changed. She delivers a powerful discourse on the state of political reportage ů as well as a welcome and inspiring demand for meaningful and lasting reform.

Tom Tomorrow: His weekly comic strip This Modern World, comments on current events from a liberal perspective and appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon.com and Working for Change. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

Kim White #1: Take a look at his political stamp art.
Kim White #2



Featured Doodles #7: Artists
Posted at 2:49 PM (PDT) on Friday, May 2, 2008

Click on their names to view their little 'works of art' and read the text on their doodle pages for lots of info plus links to their websites.

The Art Guys: Jack Massing & Michael Galbreth

Jen Garrido

Georgia June Goldberg

Andrew Kleindolph

Sarah Klein

Keith A. Morrison

Elise Morris

Mel Prest

Dianne Romaine

Jennifer Shepherd: A TEXTILE DOODLE!

Jenn Shifflet

Kristy Simmons

Matt Walsh #1
Matt Walsh #2

Darren Waterston

Bob White

AND

Sarah Robinson: Commissioned Art Work: Sarah is offering a hand drawn pencil portrait of the subject of your choosing, whether it's your children, your pet or even that celebrity who you just can't get enough of, this is your chance to have them immortalised in graphite. She will produce the art piece from a photograph provided by the winning bidder.




Featured Doodles #6: Authors
Posted at 5:26 PM (PDT) on Thursday, May 1, 2008

Click on their names to view their doodles and read the text on their doodle pages for lots of info plus links to their websites.

James Frey: His first memoir of his treatment at an alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility, A MILLION LITTLE PIECES (2003), and its follow-up, MY FRIEND LEONARD (2005-also a memoir), became New York Times #1 bestsellers. A MILLION LITTLE PIECES remained on the New York Times best seller list for 44 weeks, selling in excess of 4.5 million copies. His latest work, BRIGHT SHINY MORNING, published by HarperCollins, will be released in June 2008. This new novel is set in contemporary Los Angeles and tracks the lives of various characters from different backgrounds.

Neil Gaiman #1: Best-selling author who has long been one of the top writers in modern comics and books for readers of all ages. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama. Neil has won 3 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, 1 World Fantasy Award, 4 Bram Stoker Awards, 6 Locus Awards, 2 British SF Awards, 1 British Fantasy Award, 3 Geffens, 1 International Horror Guild Award and 1 Mythopoeic. His novels include: AMERICAN GODS, ANANSI BOYS, CORALINE, NEVERWHERE, THE SANDMAN: BOOK OF DREAMS and STARDUST.
Neil Gaiman #2

Cat Mihos: Neil Gaiman's "Mystery Aide". She is one of the authors in Comic Book Tattoo Tales Inspired by Tori Amos (July 16, 2008 release date; paperback). Over 80 of the best creators from every style and genre have contributed over 50 stories to this anthology featuring tales inspired by the songs of multi-platinum recording artist, Tori Amos! Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman and an extensive roster of talent, Comic Book Tattoo encapsulates the breadth, depth, and beauty of modern comics in this coffee table format book.

Julie Klassen: "If you love Regency romance, English accents, Jane Eyre, or anything by Jane Austen, then you and I are soul sisters and I wrote this book for you. LADY OF MILKWEED MANOR is my first novel, and I dearly hope you enjoy it." -- Julie Klassen

Jodi Picoult: Award-winning bestselling author of fourteen novels including THE TENTH CIRCLE (will air on Lifetime this June) and NINETEEN MINUTES. A million copies of her new book, CHANGE OF HEART, are now available in bookstores everywhere. The film adaptation of her novel, MY SISTER'S KEEPER is in production and stars Sofia Vassilieva (Ariel Dubois in the tv series "Medium"), Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Cameron Diaz, and Alec Baldwin. It is scheduled to be released in 2009.

Elizabeth Rosner: Her first novel, THE SPEED OF LIGHT, was published in September 2001. Its central theme addresses the effects of the holocaust on the descendants of survivors; it is a story of loss and the redemptive power of storytelling and love. The novel has been translated into nine languages, and has been optioned by Gillian Anderson, who plans to make the film her directorial debut. In 2003, the French edition of The Speed of Light was a finalist for the prestigious Prix Femina. In April 2004, the French awarded the novel a newly inaugurated literary prize, called the Prix France Bleu Gironde, at an award ceremony in Bordeaux. Her novel BLUE NUDE was selected as a Book Sense Notable Pick upon its release in early May 2006, and was named as one of the San Francisco Chronicle's best books of 2006.

Will Weaver: Writes fiction for adults and young adults. His novels and short stories have earned the praises of reviewers from coast-to-coast for their unflinching realism. RED EARTH, WHITE EARTH, his debut novel (1986), was produced as a CBS television movie in 1989. A GRAVESTONE MADE OF WHEAT & OTHER STORIES (1989) won many awards, including the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction. Several of the stories were performed on National Public Radio. The title story was produced as the independent feature film SWEET LAND starring Ned Beatty and Alan Cumming. In February, 2007, this film won the independent film industry's Spirit Award for Best First Feature, and is now out on DVD. He has also written several successful novels for young adults. Each novel in his BILLY BAGGS series was honored as a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. His novel MEMORY BOY (2001) is used widely in schools across the United States.






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