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The Complete Fourth Season Season Four sizzles with some very surprising hookups and meltdowns. With lies and betrayals at every turn, Serena, Blair, Nate, Chuck, and Dan struggle to “keep their friends close and their frenemies closer.”
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love to use Youtube.com as a workout coach. Instead of buying hundreds of workout videos I like to search for whatever I’m into that day, cardio, yoga, core, anything you can think of. I have been doing 20 min abs for a while now, and I have never had to pay a penny. Try it. You’ll love it!
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y favorite TV show is SportsCenter [on ESPN] because it tells me how my teams are doing. It also gives me tips on sports. The show tells people about baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, bowling, boxing, soccer and poker! I also love the top ten plays.
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y favorite TV show is The Amazing Race. It is so entertaining to see teams of people from all different walks of life being challenged to give their all places all over the world and actually learn about the culture in the places the teams visit. The show is never boring and is well worth the hour you invest.
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like Fantasy 411 on MLB. I am an avid Fantasy Baseball participant and when I first saw this show on MLB I thought these guys were pale-faced losers, but now I watch it religiously to get the best tips on hot/slumping players and the best bets on starting pitchers the next day. Their Web blog [Fantasy411.mlblogs.com] is also a good followup cheat sheet to the show too. Invaluable.
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ne of my favorite websites is FuzzyYellowBalls.com. The name sounds ridiculous, but it is an excellent website providing great tips and techniques for improving your game of tennis. The website gives you advice on equipment and strategies. It is a must-see for any tennis fan or player. There are even step-by-step videos for mastering some of the most difficult techniques. It is a great resource for a tennis player like myself.
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We’re TalkIN’ baseball Podcast: BaseballHistoryPodcast.com — Get your weekly baseball fix from the Baseball History Podcast (BHP), featuring in-depth player biographies and discussions of baseball parks from every era of the game. BHP content is based on writings from fans just like you, as well as many major and minor league baseball officials, broadcasters, writers, and numerous former players who’ve contributed to the Society for American Baseball Research, an organization dedicated to preserving every aspect of America’s pastime.
YOU’ll GeT a kICk OUTTa THIs Website: Kickball.com — If you think kickball is just for kids, Kickball.com—the site of the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA)—is sure to change your mind by promoting the joy of kickball to those young at heart. Founded in 1998, WAKA currently boasts leagues in 35 states, and enhances the adult player experience through their site. You’ll find Kickball.com regularly updated with everything from rule changes to the encouragement of good sportsmanship on and off the field.
Editor’s Tip: Find out more about lesser-known—or even noname—baseball “stars” by clicking the “Uncategorized” link at the top of the homepage for a list of archived arcane players.
Editor’s Tip: Find WAKA leagues near you fast by clicking the “Check the Video” link on the homepage. From there, you’ll find a “Zip Code Map Search” link that lets you plug in your digits.
GeT IN TUNe WITH fITNess Website: Jog.fm — Love to exercise to the beat, but tired of the gym’s looping tracks? Find a new musical workout partner at Jog.fm. Download songs (pay per playlist) that really goes the extra mile, searchable by title, artist, genre and even by the pace of your running, walking, or cycling (which is translated to beats per minute in order to narrow song choices).
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Editor’s Tip: Use the “Maps” feature to create, measure and save your exercise routes. Simply enter the address of your starting point and click your ending point to calculate the distance either one way or there-and-back.
THe WHeel deal Blog: Totcycle.com — If you like to bike with your tykes, Totcycle is the blog for you. Created and maintained by a Seattle physician who is a self-professed “biking fool father,” Totcycle is a collection of posts, photos, and links about biking as a family. The information is inspirational, and drawn from a variety of reputable sources, but the charm of the blog is its celebration of simple, everyday cycling—not racing, mountain biking, or extreme stunts—just pedaling for pedaling’s sake.
Editor’s Tip: The “Links” section is packed with everything from biking practicalities (like how to not get hit by cars) to little luxuries (like biking enthusiast t-shirts).
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After being catapulted into superstardom with hits like The Hangover and NBC’s Community, KeN JeoNg proves it’s worth it to take a leap of faith.
o hear the biting sarcasm of Señor Chang, the sassy Spanish teacher on NBC’s hit Community, you’d assume that Ken Jeong had always been the class clown. Not the case at all. Upon graduating medical school, Jeong was a practicing internist, embracing the responsibility of his profession, while setting his comedic aspirations aside. “I never believed ‘laughter is the best
medicine,’” he says. “You take away the science and the biggest tool is compassion. I never wanted to get self-absorbed in my own comedy. The doctor who’s a musician won’t take out someone’s appendix playing the trombone.” Another needed tool for a doctor is being a good listener. For years, Jeong seemed better at hearing his patient’s needs rather than his own. >>>
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“Chevy Chase has that sense of timing— he will throw away a line and deadpan and you say, ‘That’s Caddyshack!’ or ‘That’s Fletch!’ I’m sitting beside him at a reading and I can’t believe I’m with him. He doesn’t hog that ball either—this is a different phase in his career and he made that transition so well. Ensemble comedies are team sports—you need to know your role.”
The cast of Community includes (left to right) Jeong, Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, and Chevy Chase.
“Classic cinematic wide master shots. There are great two-shots on this show— he’s like a jazz player just shooting off incredible notes. He makes every episode like a movie because of absolute detail.”
“We do hang out. Half the cast went to Mardi Gras. We were in the Quarter on Bourbon Street and there were people recognizing all of us. Even some policemen came up. Danny Pudi was having a great time with all of it.”
“We’ve got minority character actors but it’s not being jammed down your throat ... A TV show this diverse, that’s really rare.”
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“I always wanted to perform but just denied that part of myself,” he admits. “I think I wanted to please my parents and also do what I thought I was supposed to. Standup comedy started off as just an outlet.” But that outlet blossomed, thanks in large part to his wife Tran Ho, also a doctor. “She encouraged me to pursue this full time and I couldn’t have done it without her” he says. “We have two kids and a full life— she could have easily said it’s just too much of a long shot. But she was always different. She was the only doctor I ever met that truly got me. She loved comedy clubs—she even introduced me to Freaks and Geeks!” Stage time paid dividends when he began appearing on BET and was also named The Funniest Doctor in America. And, Jeong actually took the same philosophy to improving at comedy as he did at being a doctor. “I always said with patient cases that I’ll learn something to help me do better the next time,” he shares. “I have the same attitude with comedy. I had one line in Step Brothers after being there for three hours. One line. But I took it as an opportunity to learn from John Reilly and you can’t replace that kind of experience.” Then, he reached new comedic heights with Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up. Playing a gynecologist who has the bedside manner of an angry alarm clock, it revealed Jeong’s rare gift of timing, one he’s had many chances to utilize on Community. “I have so many turns at bat with this character,” speaking of Señor Chang. “He’s possibly the most complex character I’ve ever played.” Showing up to work every day to mesh with the talents of The Soup’s Joel McHale and Chevy Chase has helped Jeong go further with the role, particularly admiring how they improvise so naturally. Observational learning and improvisation aren’t the only
things Jeong brings to the table—there’s something to be said about what he leaves behind. Getting almost naked to slip into a crawl space for Community and after baring it all in The Hangover, Jeong feels comfortable in his skin and assures he’s always willing to go the extra mile. He deadpans, “I’ll do it, if it’s artistic.” As his popularity ascends, it’s surprising that he’s still so willing to do whatever the role requires. But you look at this generation of male comedians and it’s clear that vanity doesn’t always rank high on the list. Consider Will Ferrell, another not so shy in his nudity, or Jeong’s idol, who had his chest hair yanked off for our delirious laughter in The 40-YearOld Virgin. “Steve Carell just seemed to do it the right way,” he says. “He took in the experience of The Office and continued to grow with it. He just seems so grounded and the kind of person who sees things as half full. That he balanced his family life, too— that’s something to learn from.”
Jeong (as Señor Chang) and co-star Joel McHale (as Jeff) shoot a scene for Community.
Jeong says this almost as a reminder to himself, knowing his four-year-old twin daughters Alexa and Zooey have to share their funny daddy with the rest of the world. And as his career may require even more of his wife, a breast cancer survivor, someone who moved Jeong to tears at the MTV Movie Awards as he declared her cancer free. Jeong knows he has to strike while the iron’s hot, but his goal is to never forget those who helped light the fire. “I’m given this artistic license to explore myself and have this safe place,” he says. “I was a full-time doctor just a few years ago—I had a completely different life and I think it helped … It’s hard to take something for granted when you have to wait for it.”
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The Conspirator Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, director Robert Redford would seem to be saying with this well-acted but plodding reenactment of the trial of Mary Surratt, (spoiler alert) the first woman to be executed in the United States. Surratt met her fate on the gallows alongside three men who were convicted in the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. It was in Surratt’s boarding house that John Wilkes Booth and company, which included Surratt’s fugitive son, hatched the plot. They were tried, not in a civil court, but in a rush-to-judgment military tribunal at the behest of war secretary Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline). Any parallels between this story and the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay may not be a coincidence. Robin Wright is superb as the martyr Mary, but she is a supporting player in her own story. The focus is on her attorney (James McAvoy), a Civil War hero (for the Union side) who is increasingly conflicted in his duty. The fine ensemble includes Tom Wilkinson, Colm Meaney, Danny Huston, and Evan Rachel Wood as Mary’s daughter. Rated PG-13. Jane Eyre The Jane Austen parody Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was a surprise bestselling book, but did you know that the 1943 Val Lewton classic, I Walked with a Zombie, was actually inspired by Jane Eyre? There are no zombies stumbling across the moors here, but neither is this latest adaptation a stuffy or musty affair. In a tour-de-force performance, Mia Wasikowska follows up her Alice in the colorful Tim Burton fantasy with another classic literary heroine. But Thornfield Hall, where plain, self-reliant Jane has arrived to serve as a governess, is no Wonderland. Isolated, gloomy and haunted (not all family skeletons are in the closet), Jane’s new circumstance is still better than her upbringing under her cold aunt Mrs. Reed (Sally Hawkins, anything but “Happy-Go-Lucky”) and cruel headmaster Mr. Brocklehurst (Simon McBurney). More of a puzzle is Rochester (Michael Fassbender), Thornfield Hall’s brooding and enigmatic master, with whom Jane falls in love. This ravishing film’s flashback structure is a departure from the book but it makes Jane’s story all the more compelling, providing a compelling added measure of mystery to her “tale of woe.” Rated PG-13. The Perfect Game Director William Dear hits a solid double with this uplifting true story of the underdog Mexican Little League team who inspired two nations. Clifton Collins Jr. heads a solid lineup as Cesar, who returns to his native Monterrey, Mexico, after his major league career is cut short. A restrained Cheech Marin costars as the priest who encourages Cesar to coach a rag-tag team of impoverished baseball-loving children. Quality live-action family friends are at a premium, and while The Perfect Game isn’t quite, it ultimately wins viewers over much as the real-life team did fans when they progressed through the 1957 Little League World Series. Dear covers all the bases with predictable obstacles, setbacks and personal dramas. But the film, to quote the immortal tune in Damn Yankees, has miles and miles of heart, and as did Remember the Titans, it has worthwhile teachable moments regarding the bigotry the team faced and how the boys overcame it. The roster includes tween faves Moises Arias (Hannah Montana), Jake T. Austin (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Ryan Ochoa (iCarly) as the endearing children who steal Cesar’s heart. Emilie de Ravin (Lost), David Koechner (Anchorman), and Oscar-winner Lou Gossett, Jr. round out the lineup in this inspiring story. Rated PG. Soul Surfer This film is an uplifting true story of competitive surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm to a shark, but was determined to compete again. It sounds like a Lifetime movie, but Soul Surfer is carried on the waves of a thoughtful script and a superb cast, including Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt as Bethany’s parents, Craig T. Nelson as her doctor, Carrie Underwood as her church youth group leader, and an appealing Anna Sophia Robb as Bethany, a 13-year-old of uncommon faith and grit whose story garnered frenzied (and unwanted) media attention. Soul Surfer is no 127 Hours, but the shark attack is harrowing and may be strong stuff for young viewers. But the rest of the film conveys a powerful message of faith and determination that is inspirational, especially in later scenes when a down-hearted Bethany gets a reality check as she accompanies her youth group on a humanitarian visit to post-tsunami Thailand. “Normal is overrated,” her mother tells her at one low point. But movies like this are not. Rated PG.
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Dummies.com is a smart choice for making fantasy football a reality.
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WITH MORE THAN 200 MILLION BOOKS IN PRINT and more than 1,600 titles, For Dummies is the most widely recognized and highly regarded reference series in the world. Now, the trusted “how-to” brand is online at Dummies.com, where proven experts present even the most complex subjects in plain English—written and in videos—across 18 categories from business to leisure. Inspired by the ever-increasing popularity of fantasy sports leagues, we put Dummies.com authorities to the test by tackling the subject of how to start a fantasy football league. Does it mean we’re super-fans? No. Does it mean we like super fun? Yes! That’s the beauty of fantasy football. You can “get in the game,” so to speak, without being a hardcore fan, or having allegiance to a specific team. All it takes is a group of friends, paying attention to player statistics and perhaps anteing up a little entry fee cash for prize money payouts. Payout or not, having fun is the motivation for the estimated 50 million people who play fantasy football worldwide. Taking a cue from its popularity, television networks are catering to the fantasy leaguers. FOX and ESPN have online leagues and also scroll stats on-screen during the season’s games. In 2009, the NFL Network launched the “RedZone”—a detailed combination of game broadcasts and real-time fantasy league stats, drafts, and standings. Why all the hype? Fantasy football is addictive! You find yourself cheering for individual players, not just teams, making the season just that much more exciting. It’s also a great way to spend time with friends (and maybe even pocket a little cash), not to mention that it’s really easy to start your own league. Dummies.com walked us through it with expert input from NFL Hall-of-Famer Howie Long, and veteran FOX NFL Sunday editorial consultant John Czarnecki, among others.
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We were blown away by the site’s concise written instructions for league start-up! Complete a total of four steps, plus perform a little due diligence clearly outlined as tips and reminders, and you’re in a league all your own.
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Get as many people involved as you’d like, but, Long cautions, “target an even number for ease in scheduling. It’s too difficult with an odd number of teams.” He recommends a maximum of eight to ten teams per league.
Name your league and have each owner name their team.
4. Agree on an entry fee.
Fantasy league draft, just like the NFL’s, is a big day. Also like the NFL, fantasy owners gather in a central place and choose players for their teams. To maximize statistics and player availability, John Czarnecki suggests having your draft on the weekend before the NFL’s regular season opener.
You started the league, so you get to name it. Be as creative or as mainstream as you’d like. Same goes for the owners, who name their respective teams. Dummies.com authority Martin Signore suggests staying away from “taunting names.” Trash talk is frowned upon in any fantasy football league—so much so that the league’s commissioner can ban you from play. Speaking of the commish, your league needs to appoint one ASAP to help create your league’s specific rules and, later, arbitrate any disputes that might arise.
This detail is also decided by the league’s owner. The fee can be set at any amount, and is used throughout the season as prize money.
In addition to entry fee numbers, there are the all-important stats—the lifeblood of fantasy football. According to Dummies.com experts, there are three primary ways to acquire this data: • Hire a stats service to do the job (recommended for your initial season, unless you’re familiar with the process). • Buy software to download NFL stats from the Internet for computerized tracking. • Calculate the stats yourself using traditional means—pen, paper, and the sports page.
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A Jaw-some Summer Adventure
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“Shark Week has turned into a summer highlight for my family. It’s entertaining AND we all learn something.”
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It’s time to get out of the water to enjoy some educational TV and creative partying as Discovery’s Shark Week gets underway.
are for a cupcake topped with blue frosting and a jelly shark? That’s the sort of fun food that fans have dreamed up as they celebrate Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. This marks the 24th year that Discovery has cut through the summer heat with splashy programs showcasing one of the most powerful creatures on Earth. Last year’s event attracted more viewers than ever before, almost 31 million, according to the network. Sharkrelated comments hit the top 10 topics list on Twitter for several days during Shark Week. Many people find it to be a terrific excuse to throw a party. They’ve not only dreamed up those shark cupcakes, but also nautical costumes and “Jaw-pardy” games—Jeopardy with shark-themed facts. Why is it that we’re so fascinated by these creatures of the deep? “Sharks have been around for millions of years, so they are the ultimate adaptor and survivor of evolution,” says Dave Canterbury, an Army-trained scout and hunter. He and his co-host, the primitive skills expert Cody Lundin, swam with about 100 sharks for their new special How Sharks Hunt. (The pair also cohost Discovery’s regular series, Dual Survival.) Lundin was in for a surprise when he encountered about 30 reef sharks. The production team threw out a block of frozen fish heads to attract them, but the sharks could have cared less about Lundin. “I didn’t get any nips, although I got bumped around a few times,” he says. “I was impressed, because after the movie Jaws, we all freaked out. But they were just after the free food.” Other kinds of sharks can be chilling, but that’s what makes Shark Week so hot. “I think we’re in awe of anything with great power,” says Lundin. “When you’re in the water with sharks, you realize you’re not at the top of the food chain.”
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Mike Rowe of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs tries shark diving.
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When the shark population declines, shellfish that humans eat disappear. Sharks consume predators of scallops, crabs and lobsters.
Every once in a while, a female shark can reproduce without any contact from a male, an act known as parthenogenesis.
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7 NEW ShoWS IN Shark WEEk’S LINEUP
Discovery’s adding to its shark programming with seven brand new shows. It’s also named a “Chief Shark officer,” comedian andy Samberg, who hosts the entire week and one new show.
Sharks living in frigid waters can heat their eyes using a special organ next to a muscle in their eye socket. Shark CIty Comedian andy Samberg plunges into the water off the Bahamas to investigate some sharks with very distinct personalities, quirks and feeding patterns. JaWS ComES homE Last year, great white sharks emerged along Cape Cod shores for the first time in decades—right in the area where the film Jaws was set. Scientists tagged five sharks and were able to learn about their mysterious habits and migratory patterns. People are sharks’ biggest predator, killing more than 73 million sharks annually. hoW SharkS hUNt hosts Cody Lundin and Dave Canterbury train some cool high tech cameras on a host of sharks. their mission: to understand sharks’ unique ferocity and methods of capturing their prey.
kILLEr SharkS of BLaCk DECEmBEr In December 1957, at the height of tourist season in South africa, a series of ocean attacks began. Everyone thought it was a massive shark. Get the lowdown on what really happened.
If the whale shark is the largest species, then pygmy sharks are among the tiniest. they measure an average eight inches in length and can actually make their own light.
Shark blood contains special anti-clotting compounds that scientists are studying for possible human heart-disease applications.
roGUE SharkS there’s no doubt about it: certain sharks do “go rogue” and target humans. But what makes them do it? this program examines some notorious incidents and tries to uncover the motivation.
SUmmEr of thE Shark two years ago, shark attacks occurred all over australia. Experts struggled to understand what was causing the problem—and whether this was just the beginning of a longer trend.
GrEat WhItE INvaSIoN this special delves into a mystery that no one has fully solved: Why are the gigantic great white sharks coming closer to shore than is usual -- and swimming among unsuspecting humans?
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Soak Up the Last of Summer TV
By Greg Archer
Summer may be coming to an end, but thanks to these hot prospects—plus with some favorites like Weeds and The Big C back in full swing—the season is ending on one hot creative note.
› Whisker Wars
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You have to appreciate a series whose sole topic is something as quirky as facial hair. The docu-comedy is set against highly competitive facial hair growing contests—mustaches, beards and such—where a gaggle of hormone-blessed fellas travel the country hoping to grab top honors in a variety of competitions. The National Beard and Mustache Championship in Bend, Oregon, stands out, but watch for surprises at the World Competition in Norway, too. Take note: more than 80 local U.S. chapters come together for Beard Team USA. This could be IFC’s most clever summer outing yet. Watch: Premieres Friday, August 5, 11/10 pm C, IFC
to trade places with another person bearing their moniker. These episodes revolve around two people with the same name—one a celeb, of course—trading places for an entire week. Both camps interact with the other’s family, friends and co-workers to experience how the other actually lives. Kim Kardashian—you game? Watch: Sundays, 9/8 pm C, CBS
› Hollywood Hi-Tech
› Web Therapy
Lisa Kudrow can do no wrong even though some of the material she’s been dealt, post-Friends, hasn’t always lived up to her unique creative bounce. Here, the Emmy-winning star plays a self-professed psychotherapist, Dr. Fiona Wallice. The “doc”—yes, that term is used lightly here—chucks traditional 50-minute blather fests for treating patients in weekly, three-minute webcam turbo therapy sessions. The romps bore her to no end—so she ends up talking about herself. Let’s hope the writers execute this rich premise effectively. What really caught our eye: Fiona’s “patients,” which include Jane Lynch (Glee), Courteney Cox (Cougar Town) and the hilarious Bob Balaban (For Your Consideration) in guest spots. Added bonus: Lily Tomlin is cast as Kudrow’s mother. Watch: Tuesdays, 11/10 pm C, Showtime
These days, it’s challenging to live without some kind of hi-tech gadget, and that’s why DIY hopes viewers plug into this new venture, which smacks of Extreme Makeover: High-Tech Edition. Hollywood celebs turn over their home spaces for the ultimate tech reboot here. Expect to find state-of-the-art, high-end gear to pop up as many Tinseltown notables sit back and marvel at their home-tech transformations—Oscar winner Oliver Stone and Entourage’s Kevin Connolly are slated to appear, somewhat stunned by how their home spaces are revolutionized by tech-savvy geniuses. Watch: Wednesdays, 9:30/8:30 pm C, DIY
› Rescue Me
› Same Name
Will Smith, please meet … Will Smith? It’s a likely scenario in this new series, which has a funky resemblance to CW’s Ringer—without the sabotage, of course—but you still can’t help but dig a celebrity willing
The fire is about to be distinguished. It’s been a long, hard road for Rescue Me’s beleaguered fireman Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary). He’s battled death—and more death—redemption, hallucinations, alcoholism, and has had to put out plenty of emotional fires in his personal relationships. (He’s actually started quite a few, too.) But as the seventh and final season bows, watch for Leary—who so brilliantly captured Tommy’s post-9/11 angst—to deliver some of the best work of his career. Behind-the-scenes buzz suggests that Tommy will no longer be able to escape the fact that he, himself, is in need of rescuing. Is his time running out—literally? Watch: Wednesdays, 10/9 pm C, FX
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Torchwood: Miracle Day, Starz Watch: Fridays, 10 /9 pm C
Mekhi Phifer’s acting career began with a robust outing as the lead in Spike Lee’s edgy urban drama Clockers (1995). Raised in Harlem, he had no acting experience at the time—but his star began to really shine only after he joined the ranks of NBC’s ER in 2002. The combination of his good looks and the believability he infused in the characters he took on—from 8 Mile to TV’s Lie To Me—was no doubt a selling point for the producers of the BBC smash Torchwood, who craved a Starz collaboration. The result finds Phifer morphing into steely CIA operative Rex Matheson in this new series, which begins on a day when nobody in the world dies. That curious anomaly continues—people age, get hurt, but no death. Phifer’s Rex has an accident and should be dead, which, according to Phifer, “drives him to find out what the hell is going on in the world; makes him question life and what he’s been brought up to think.” Although he says he wouldn’t necessarily call Rex arrogant, “he’s certainly set in his ways.” Fortunately, Phifer is in good company. Lauren Ambrose co- stars and Bill Pullman plays a convicted child killer. Original Torchwood notables John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness) and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) are also on the roster. But Phifer has plenty going on behind the scenes, which we found intriguing. Several years ago, he joined forces with other creatives to launch two production companies: Facilitator Films and Facilitator Music. The group’s premier endeavor turned out to be Phifer’s directorial debut, Puff, Puff, Pass. He then went on to executive produce the film hit This Christmas, starring Regina King and Loretta Devine. What’s up ahead for this fierce talent? There’s plenty of Torchwood to keep him occupied for a while, but look for Phifer in the upcoming crime drama Flypaper. The cast of Torchwood
Photos: Web Therapy, Showtime; Hollywood Hi-Tech, DIY Network; Torchwood, Starz
APP FINDS: Mobile apps worth sharing
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Get an Edge on the Links
By Mike Dojc
Apps That Lower Your Handicap.
Golf is always more fun when you’re striking the ball well, draining putts and making birdies. Duffers are constantly striving for ways to lower their handicap, and take their game up a notch. This foursome of game enhancing apps will make your mobile device as indispensible on the course as your gap wedge.
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See an example of GolfLogix’s Golf GPS.
USGa: The RUleS of Golf
Primary function: The game’s governing body puts every rule at your fingertips. Settle debates on the fly about everything: from basics like the difference between match and stroke play to more nuanced issues that may arise like when a ball is considered deemed unfit for play and can be replaced during a hole without a penalty, whether loose impediments can be moved, or if you can stand out of bounds when hitting a ball that is inbounds. Even find out what is protocol if a ball lands right next to an alligator. delightful feature: If you have a question contact the USGA from the app for an authoritative answer. This app is best for: Sticklers for the rules, trivia buffs, and golfers intent on entering an amateur tournament. Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, BlackBerry Get it: For $3.99 in the iTunes App Store, Android Market, or BlackBerry App World.
GolfPlan wiTh PaUl azinGeR
Primary function: With data culled from thousands of users over a wide swath of handicap ranges, former PGA Tour pro Paul Azinger puts you through the paces with drills on everything from driving and putting to hitting out of bunkers and landing your approach shots. delightful feature: When you don’t have time to hit a bucket at the range, Azinger has got you covered with an in-app purchase for $1.99 that adds over 30 indoor drills tailored for training at home or in the office. This app is best for: Golfers keen on taking lessons on their own terms with the schedule flexibility provided by app-based instruction. Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Get it: For $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.
GolfloGix: Golf GPS
Primary function: The hallmark of the modern golf lesson is recording video so you can later review it to see exactly what you’re doing wrong. SwingPlane allows you to capture or import existing video of yourself swinging and then using the app’s playback and drawing tools to analyze your swing motion frame-by-frame. Discover if you’re picking your head up too early, going too far back, or if you are swinging on plane.
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Primary function: There’s enough to think about when you’re in the middle of a hole without having to second-guess your club selection. Over- or underestimating yardage can take your score from a par to a bogey in a heartbeat. Utilizing aerial satellite imagery, this app will show you exactly how far the front, center, and back of the green are from your lie. delightful feature: If you’re considering laying up to avoid a hazard, you can get layup distances to any point on the fairway with just a touch of the screen. This app is best for: Intermediate golfers looking to take their game to the next level. Compatible with: iPhone, Blackberry, Android Get it: Champion membership is $19.95/year.
delightful feature: Watch side-by-side videos pitting yourself against PGA Tour stalwarts to see how your homespun swing matches up to the smooth stroke of an Ernie Els or Tiger Woods. After making adjustments so that the playbacks with pros are almost mirror images, upload the results to Facebook to share with friends. This app is best for: Avid golfers aiming to upgrade their swing mechanics. Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android Get it: $3.99 in the iTunes App Store or Android Market.
Editor’s Note: The free version, with fewer features (i.e. only gauges the distance to the center of each green), must be downloaded first before purchasing the Champion Membership.
Ratings based on customer reviews using a five-star rating scale at the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. Ratings and prices are in reference to the current version of the app and are subject to change.
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