Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gerard Way

Gerard Way has been the lead singer of rock group My Chemical Romance for 12 years...until this past weekend. Much to the sadness of their many fans (including me), My Chemical Romance announced they were breaking up. My Chemical Romance has produced many hit songs from four studio albums including "I'm Not Okay," "The Ghost of You," "Welcome to the Black Parade," "NaNaNaNaNaNa," and "Sing." My Chemical Romance also recently released two songs each month for five months from what they called the Conventional Weapons sessions. 

Gerard Way is also an author. He has written a comic novel series titled The Umbrella Academy. He is also featured with Joss Whedon in MySpace Dark Horse Presents collections.

What is Gerard Way reading to his daughter?

Gerard tweeted a few days ago, "We've had Chu's Day for 2 weeks and Bandit asks for it every night! Thank you, sir. ."

Chu's Day is the newest picture book written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Adam Rex.

Here's one of my favorite MCR songs, "Famous Last Words."
You can follow Gerard on Twitter.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Salma Hayek

Photo by BollywoodHungama (BollywoodHungama) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Salma Hayek's acting career started in Mexico where she starred in the telenova, "Teresa." In the 1990's, movies like Desperado, Wild, Wild West and Fools Rush In helped her breakthrough to stardom in the U.S. The beautiful actress received an Academy Award in 2002 for her starring role in Frida. In 2007 Salma was nominated for an Emmy for guest-starring in "Ugly Betty." Her most recent films include Grown Ups and Puss in Boots.

What is Salma Hayek reading?

According to the March 11, 2013 issue of Us Weekly, Salma states in the "What's In My Bag" feature, "I'm reading the memoir An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff. I enjoy stories that celebrate human connection."

The full title of the book is An Invisible Thread:The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Anthony Field

If you have children, you surely recognize Anthony Field as the blue Wiggle of the popular Australian children's music group the Wiggles that aired on Disney channel for many years and currently airs on other television channels. My children loved the show, and I was even front row at a Wiggles concert with my daughter in 2006. The Wiggles have sold more than 30 million DVDs and CDs worldwide. After 21 years, the Wiggles continue to tour, but now with a new group of four, including Anthony,  Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie, and Simon Pryce.

The four original members of the Wiggles had the honor of being appointed Members in the Order of Australia for their service to the arts in Australia and for their contributions to charities in 2010.  Anthony hosts the Australian reality television series RSPCA Animal Rescue as well.

Field also penned an autobiography detailing how he overcame depression, illness and chronic pain to get his life back. "How I Got My Wiggle Back" was released in 2012.

What is Anthony Field's book recommendation?

I recently asked Anthony about his favorite book.

Anthony tweeted, "My fave book is a spiritual book,"The Broken Body" by Jean Vanier. It helps this broken man cope!. A reflective read!"

He added, "I take that book everywhere with me, read a few paragraphs here and there, beautiful."

Thank you, Anthony!
You can find more about Anthony at his website http://anthonyfield.com/, and  follow Anthony on Twitter !

Enjoy a Wiggles song!