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Introducing Penelope Fortier…

Penelope FortierI’ve noticed a striking brunette in a number of different commercials lately, but didn’t actually make the connection until tonight that they were all the same brunette…

Her name is Penelope Fortier and in just about each new commercial I’ve seen her in, I’ve thought that she reminds me a little bit of Kate Beckinsale (although not so much in this photo).

She has recently appeared in commercials for Radio Shack, Verizon, and in Mastercard’s “My Favorite Things” spot.

However, in addition to her acting/commercial appearances, Penelope is also a talented singer. Check out her MySpace page to hear a selection of her tunes or watch her music video.

Or you could clicky-click the ‘Continue Reading’ link to see these videos here and now. :-)
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Saved by the Bionic Woman…

I watched the second episode of NBC’s new Bionic Woman earlier tonight (on TiVo of course). I enjoyed this episode more than the premiere (previously blogged here), although that’s not really the point of this entry.


This episode centered around Jaime’s first official “away mission”. She manages to save a teenager from a bunch of generic paramilitary terrorists, and then steps aside while her new mentor (formerly known as Grey’s Anatomy‘s Dr. Burke) uncovers the location of the rest of the terrorists and their conveniently left-over cache of deadly nerve gas. There, Jaime discovers a map with a number of locations prominently targeted including Jackson, Mississippi and Portland, Oregon. Oh yeah, and another one slightly closer to home…

Target: Springfield

That’s right, the Bionic woman saved me (and the rest of Springfield) from certain gaseous doom.

(I think I experienced a little of that the last time I had a La Bamba burrito. :-P)

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Meet Wall-E, the Star of Pixar’s Next Movie…

Yahoo Movies has the trailer for the next movie from Pixar, makers of such classics as Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story, and my personal favorite Monsters, Inc.

WALL-E is the story about the last robot left behind after mankind has abandoned Earth. After 700 years of doing what he was built for – he’ll discover what he’s meant for.


Supposedly, the movie is going to have little to no spoken dialogue. Says director Andrew Stanton: “I’m basically making R2-D2: The Movie.” That sounds a little dicey, but Pixar has definitely earned the benefit of the doubt from me.

Check out the new Wall-E trailer, as well as the official site. Also, check out the faux corporate site for Buy n Large, makers of the Wall-E robot line.

Wall-E is scheduled to hit theaters June 27th, 2008.