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2010 Primetime Emmy Nominees: Guide for August 29th Awards (Including Our Picks)

What television stars and programs will win Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010?

Each year, the Primetime Emmy Awards honor the top television programs and performances. Gleaming golden statuettes are presented to the winners in many different categories (from acting to artwork and from directing to scriptwriting).

Who are the 2010 nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards?

Here are the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award nominees for the top categories (listed alphabetically within each category)and our picks:

Best Comedy Series:

Six television comedy series have been nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award. These include Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO), Glee (Fox), Modern Family (ABC), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), The Office (NBC) and 30 Rock (NBC).

Has 30 Rock passed its prime for the Primetime Emmys? Glee and Modern Family are popular favorites for this category.

Best Comedy Actor

Half a dozen actors await the August 29th announcement of the winner of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedy Actor. These include Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Tony Shalhoub (Monk).

Although Alec Baldwin has picked up two consecutive Emmy Awards for his role on 30 Rock, handicappers are looking to Matthew Morrison, Jim Parsons or Tony Shalhoub to break that mold.

Best Comedy Actress

Five actresses are contenders for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedy Actress. These include Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Lea Michele (Glee) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).

Toni Colette took home the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Comedy Actress in 2009, but newcomer Lea Michele of Glee is the odds-on favorite for 2010. Edie Falco and Amy Poehler may make the outcome a bit more entertaining and uncertain, however.

Best Supporting Comedy Actor

Six comic actors are vying for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Comedy Actor. These include Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Chris Colfer (Glee), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell sounds like a shoe-in for this Primetime Emmy, although cast mates Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet are respectable alternatives. Besides, Neil Patrick Harris was way funnier during his brief appearance on Glee than all season on How I Met Your Mother.

Best Supporting Comedy Actress

A roster of six funny ladies fit the bill for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Comedy Actress. These include Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Jane Lynch (Glee), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live).

Who will win? Hands-down, the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Comedy Actress ought to go to Jane Lynch for her sarcastic staying power as the cheer coach everyone loves to jeer on Glee.

Best Drama Series

Six intriguing television series are nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Drama Series. These include Breaking Bad (AMC), Dexter (Showtime), The Good Wife (CBS), Lost (ABC), Mad Men (AMC) and True Blood (HBO).

Which show takes the 2010 Primetime Emmy for Best Drama? Mad Men may have won the past two years, but the late great Lost is likely to take home the prize for 2010.

Best Drama Actor

A half-dozen leading men have been tapped as nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Drama Actor. These include Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Matthew Fox (Lost), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Hugh Laurie (House).

TV analysts may look to Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston to grab the 2010 Primetime Emmy, but House’s Hugh Laurie and Dexter’s Michael C. Hall stand as worthy contenders as well.

Best Drama Actress

Six solid female performers round out the nominee list for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Drama Actress. These include Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Glenn Close (Damages), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), January Jones (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).

The Closer‘s Kyra Sedgwick may be a popular favorite, but television critics resound almost unanimously for Julianna Margulies (formerly of ER) for her understated, yet powerful, work as The Good Wife.

Best Supporting Drama Actor

Nominees for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Drama Actor include six favorites. Here they are: Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Michael Emerson (Lost), Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Martin Short (Damages) and John Slattery (Mad Men).

Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul deserves the 2010 Primetime Emmy on acting merit, but Lost‘s Michael Emerson or Terry O’Quinn may swoop in for the win.

Best Supporting Drama Actress

Half a dozen amply qualified thespians are up for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Drama Actress. These include Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Rose Byrne (Damages), Sharon Gless (Burn Notice), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife).

Burn Notice‘s Sharon Gless (formerly of Cagney & Lacey) is a popular entry here, but Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks will likely walk off with the Primetime Emmy this time, if her cast mate Elisabeth Moss does not grab it instead.

Best TV Movie

Six made-for-TV movies received 2010 Primetime Emmy Award nominations. These include Endgame (PBS), Georgia O’Keefe (Lifetime), Moonshot (History), The Special Relationship (HBO), Temple Grandin (HBO) and You Don’t Know Jack (HBO).

The 2010 Primetime Emmy will likely end up on display at the home of Temple Grandin.

Best Miniseries

With just two nominations, the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Miniseries is apt to go to HBO’s military drama The Pacific, rather than PBS’ Return to Cranford.

Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Six top actors were nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. These included Jeff Bridges (A Dog Year), Ian McKellen (The Prisoner), Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack), Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship) and Michael Sheen (The Special Relationship).

Al Pacino’s turn as Jack Kevorkian (aka “Dr. Death”) was spot on, sealing his fate as the likeliest winner of the 2010 Primetime Emmy.

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Nominees for 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie included these six leading ladies: Joan Allen (Georgia O’Keeffe), Claire Danes (Temple Grandin), Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Judi Dench (Return to Cranford) and Maggie Smith (Capturing Mary).

Clare Danes’ time has come, as her apt portrayal of autism in Temple Grandin puts her in the forefront for the 2010 Primetime Emmy.

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Who will take home the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie? Pick from these five nominees: Michael Gambon (Emma), John Goodman (You Don’t Know Jack), Jonathan Pryce (Return to Cranford), Patrick Stewart (Hamlet) and David Strathairn (Temple Grandin).

Many television critics have lauded David Strathairn’s powerful performance Temple Grandin, but Patrick Stewart’s turn in Hamlet may just eclipse the others to win the 2010 Primetime Emmy.

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Five skillful performances earned nominations for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. These included Kathy Bates (Alice), Catherine O’Hara (Temple Grandin), Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin), Susan Sarandon (You Don’t Know Jack) and Brenda Vaccaro (You Don’t Know Jack).

Certainly, it is hard to vote against the consistently talented Kathy Bates. But Brenda Vaccaro’s work in You Don’t Know Jack positively fit the bill, making her a prime pick for the 2010 Emmy.

What are the Emmy Awards?

The annual Emmy Awards recognize excellence in television entertainment. As such, the Emmy Awards represent the TV counterpart to the Oscars/Academy Awards (motion pictures), the Grammy Awards (music) and the Tony Awards (live theater).

Three entities combine to present the annual Emmy Awards. These include the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (IATAS).

In 2010, the Emmy Awards will be presented at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sunday, August 29th, with the 62nd Primetime Emmy Award ceremony televised live on NBC TV. Hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon (Late Night and Saturday Night Live), the Emmy Award show will begin at 8:00 p.m. (ET).


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2010 Rock Festivals that Really Rock

There are rock music festivals all over the United States each year. I’ve been going to as many of them as I possibly can since 1975. I’ve traveled all over the states attending various concerts and festivals and have found that some rock more than others in many ways.

It’s obviously important that any given festival have a fantastic line up each year to be considered a top music festival. I’ve also found that there are other things to consider when planning which festivals to attend.

Accommodations are incredibly important. Most music festivals have camping sites, but if you are not into camping, some festivals require quite a hike to get to the nearest hotel. It’s important to consider what level of accommodations you are comfortable with when planning festival activities.

Food is another consideration that should not be taken lightly. You may plan on doing much of your own cooking or bringing snacks but, that’s not always possible. All music festivals have some type of food vending. If you’re planning on spending several days at a festival, price and variety of foods offered should be taken into consideration.

The very best music festivals are the ones where the management has gone to great lengths considering everything necessary to accommodate large crowds. After going to literally hundreds of music festivals, I’ve found that there are some that completely out shine all the rest by taking many measures to assure the comfort and safety of those attending the shows. These are my top five choices for the very best music festivals to plan to attend in 2010.

5. Lallapalooza :
It happens every summer in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago’s Lallapalooza takes places this year June 6-8. The entrance to the festival is at the intersection of Columbus and Congress. Lallapalooza rates as a top notch music festival for it’s incredible inner city location. While attending this festival, you can take in many of Chicago’s best attractions. By planning ahead, you can secure lodging in just about any price range. From luxury hotel rooms to tent camping, Lallapalooza offers it all. You can find out more by going to .

4. Rockfest :
This four day rock festival in Cadott, Wisconsin is one of the best locations of all the festivals listed. Rockfest will be taking place July 15-18, 2010. This music festival offers a beautiful setting with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the music. There’s no crowding in the camping areas and the restrooms are kept perfectly spotless. The festival has ample security and they are more than friendly and helpful. You can find out more about this fantastic music festival by going to .

3. Bonnaroo :
Bonnaroo is an outdoor music festival that will take place June 10 – 13, in Manchester, Tennessee. This rock festival shines above others for having that special something that brings together music lovers of all ages. While discovering Bonnaroo, you can’t help but notice the variety of ages in the smiling faces all around you. Bonnaroo has managed to set an example for all other festivals by making great choices in the variety of rock bands that they schedule and by making the whole event friendly to all ages. Find out more about Bonnaroo by visiting .

2. Summerfest :
Milwaukee Wisconsin is the annual home to Summerfest. This eleven day music festival takes place June 24 – July 4, 2010. This festival has eight hundred bands on seventy five acres along the shores of Lake Michigan. Few music festivals can boast eight hundred bands. This setting and the sheer size of the festival make it a top choice for concert minded festival seekers. They do everything right at this location. There is ample parking, bathrooms, food varieties, and lodging choices. You can find out more by going to .

1. Moondance Jam :
This rock festival takes the number one spot for festivals that should be visited for a variety of reasons. First, the location can not be beat. Moondance takes place July 15 – 17 in Walker, Minnesota just a few miles from Leech Lake. Towering pine tress and white birch tress surround the festival and give it a feel like no other. Moondance Jam is also known for it’s variety in rock bands and it’s also a location where all ages can be comfortable. There are a variety of options for lodging. Camping is available on location and there are hotels less than five miles from the venue. There is also a wide variety of food options to fit every budget. Moondance Jam rocks for all the right reasons. Be sure to plan ahead and visit www.moondancejam for more information on this fantastic music festival.

2010 Promises to be a great year for concerts and music happenings. Most locations are still working out their bands and other agendas. Be sure to check individual web sites for up to date information on each festival.

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2010 Samuel Adams Longshot Collection: 3 Contest-Winning Homebrews Reviewed

Every year since 2006, the Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Samuel Adams beers, sponsors the Longshot American Homebrew Contest. Contest participants submit a beer in the year’s featured work their way up through regional competitions to establish finalist status; two of the finalist beers are selected at the Great American Beer Festival by a panel of judges including Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch. Koch’s Samuel Adams Boston Lager, based on a pre-Prohibition family recipe and the Boston Beer Company were themselves catapulted to success by winning the Best Beer In America award at the 1985 festival.

Each of the winners receive a one-time $5000 royalty for their recipe and get their beer produced by Boston Beer Company for limited nationwide distribution the following April. A third beer, the winner of the Boston Beer Company employee homebrew contest, is included to fill out the “Longshot collection” six-pack. 2009’s winners, reviewed below, were an old ale submitted by New Hampshire resident Michael Robinson, a barleywine submitted by New Mexican Ben Miller, and a “Lemon Pepper Saison” from Boston Beer employee Jeremy White.

Michael Robinson’s Old Ben Ale

(Epinions Review)

This is a “winter warmer” on par with the regularly available commercial examples of the old ale style. Try a bottle now to satisfy your curiosity, then put aside the other for cooler weather, to accompany nuts and aged cheese.

A chestnut brown ale with a very small head, Old Ben Ale’s aromas are vinous and also slightly citrusy, like neroli or Campari. However, there is very little hop flavor. Instead, it tastes primarily of dried figs and dates, with the sherry-like nuttiness and molasses-like “bite” that typify the old ale style. Sweet and slightly sticky with a surprisingly bitter finish rounding things out, the competing flavors are very well-balanced so that the palate is not overwhelmed after a few sips.

Ben Miller’s Mile High Barley Wine

(Epinions review)

A true knockout, a barleywine that isn’t just great-by-homebrew-standards, this is close to a perfect American-style barleywine The Longshot six-pack is worth the price for the two bottles of barleywine alone.

On a rich caramel malt base with a two-finger head, a silky, full-bodied mouthfeel and surprising lack of stickiness despite its relatively low 10% ABV, Mile High Barley Wine features a bright, citrusy, and very slightly soapy dose of American aroma hops strong enough to match the big malt body but without the tongue-numbing bitterness nor the nose-overwhelming resinous notes from which that many so strongly-hopped beers suffer. It is bitter, for sure, but pleasantly so, just enough to offset the residual sweetness of the base. In some senses it’s the opposite of the Old Ben Ale, which was sweet with a bitter finish, as it has a more sweet finish, in which a generous whiff of those aroma hops is followed by lingering caramel-like and jaggery-like malt flavors.

Jeremy White’s Lemon Pepper Saison

(Epinions review)

The only disappointment in the bunch, Jeremy White’s Lemon Pepper Saison is drinkable, but features none of the spicelike or fruitlike yeasty flavors that make traditional Belgian saisons like Saison Dupont so appealing. Nor is this beer bottle-conditioned like true saison.

“Saison” is a French and perhaps Walloon cognate of season, but that’s “season” as in “duck season”, not “season both sides of the chicken breast”, which seems to be the sense of the word used here. Filling in for the yeast esters, phenols, and terpenes is a spice infusion: pepper, lemon, coriander, and grains of paradise, overlaid on a medium-bodied, slightly tangy pale malt base. We could, given that mix, be generous and call this beer “saison-inspired”, but the coriander is so out of balance with everything else that the pepper, grains of paradise, malt, and hops are relegated to background status.

I can believe that the two other beers in this six pack were among America’s best homebrews. This employee contest winner is not their equal. It’s nothing more than a drinkable spiced pale ale with too much coriander.

Obtaining a six-pack

The best way to obtain the 2010 Samuel Adams Longshot collection six-pack is to phone specialty beer retailers in your area. At the time of writing, BevMo, Berkeley Wine Company, UpCounty, and Liberty Village Wine and Spirits all have limited quantities available for order over the Internet.

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2010 River Cruising with Uniworld, Avalon Waterways and Viking River Cruises

The year 2010’s river cruising itineraries are promising to be a great mix of value and fun. At this moment the world’s best river cruise experts are tweaking their itineraries to ensure that cruisers will continue to be enthralled.

Uniworld understands that river cruising is a great voyage of discovery that involves comfort and convenience. With this in mind Uniworld will be adding another itinerary to its 26 strong European roster. Springtime Along the Rhine will be launched in 2010 and will provide the perfect balance between history, art and nature.

Springtime Along the Rhine is going to be a 9-day program taking travelers from Amsterdam to Frankfurt. Traveling along the intricate system of canals that criss cross the Netherlands on the way to the romantic UNESCO World Heritage Rhine.

Four guided tours will be included in the program. You will get to visit Germany’s and the Netherlands top museums and also visit the Keukenhof Gardens which are home to over seven million flowers and is only open for a few weeks out of the year.

When choosing a river cruise it must be remembered that all cruise companies are not equal and Uniworld offers world class food and beverage selections with a wine program that has been designed by an award-winning sommelier.

Uniworld isn’t the only river cruising company that offers good deals and wonderful service amongst these can be counted Avalon Waterways. 2010 will see two new ships in Europe that Avalon Waterways will have launched and 30 more European itineraries.

Avalon Waterways offer 3 and 4 night cruises along the Danube for under $1000.

This river cruising company has also added music, new wine and holiday themed cruises to its programs. For the wine lover an ideal Avalon Waterway cruise would be the Windmills, Vineyards and Paris cruise that starts from $3,889.

2010 will see Viking River Cruises offering cruises in Europe, Russia, China and Egypt. Viking River Cruises offer all-inclusive cruising which during these volatile economic times is proving to be a popular option for would be travelers. Once the cruise has been paid for in full there are no more worries about currency fluctuations, fuel costs, taxes or price increases plus all accommodations, meals, most shore excursions and cultural activities are covered.

During 2010 Viking River Cruises will be introducing a new itinerary called the Danube Waltz. This cruise takes travelers to Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany An 8-day cruise that starts at $1356pp.

Source: Recommend

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2010 Pro Bowl: Pro Bowl Rosters and Players Announced

The 2010 Pro Bowl rosters were revealed on Tuesday for the newly formatted 2010 Pro Bowl. The 2010 Pro Bowl rosters have some very familiar faces, including Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The 2010 AFC Pro Bowl starters have Tennessee running back Chris Johnson, Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson, and Indianapolis wide receiver Reggie Wayne leading the attack. Over on the NFC side of thing the offense is anchored by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson, and wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona) and DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia).

The Minnesota Vikings lead the way with the most players on the 2010 Pro Bowl rosters, with eight total players that includes five starters on offense and defense. Philadelphia, Dallas, and Indianapolis followed them up with six players on the 2010 Pro Bowl rosters. New Orleans, San Diego, and Baltimore each had five players of their own on the team. One shocking revelation was that the Cincinnati Bengals ended up with zero players, making them one of the six teams that have no players on the 2010 Pro Bowl rosters. For the first time in quite a few years the Seattle Seahawks had no players either, but they have been pretty terrible in 2009.

Brett Favre made yet another Pro Bowl roster, with this one being a back-up role to Drew Brees on the NFC roster. Tom Brady is also serving as a back-up on the AFC side of things, but one has to wonder where Ben Roethlisberger is in the selections. Where is Matt Schaub who leads the NFL in passing yards with 4,467 right now? Where is Thomas Jones, the star running back of the New York Jets who has 1,324 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns through the first 15 games of the 2009 season. It seems that quite a few good players were left off the rosters this year, but that isn’t much different than years in the past. Maybe some of them will end up being replacements for injured players that choose not to play in the 2010 Pro Bowl.

The 2010 Pro Bowl will be played on January 31st, 2010, the week before the Super Bowl, in order to possibly draw more interest to the game this year. Maybe they will be successful in making the game worth something, because in the past it has just served as a nice vacation to the players that were selected.

Full 2010 Pro Bowl Rosters

AFC Offense

Quarterback * Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
Philip Rivers, San Diego
Tom Brady, New England

Running back * Chris Johnson, Tennessee
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville
Ray Rice, Baltimore

Fullback * Le’Ron McClain, Baltimore

Wide receiver * Andre Johnson, Houston
* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Brandon Marshall, Denver
Wes Welker, New England

Tight end * Dallas Clark, Indianapolis
Antonio Gates, San Diego

Tackle * Jake Long, Miami
* Ryan Clady, Denver
Joe Thomas, Cleveland

Guard * Logan Mankins, New England
* Alan Faneca, N.Y. Jets
Kris Dielman, San Diego

Center * Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis

AFC Defense

Defensive end * Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Mario Williams, Houston

Interior linemen * Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
* Vince Wilfork, New England
Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh

Outside linebacker * Elvis Dumervil, Denver
* James Harrison, Pittsburgh
Brian Cushing, Houston

Inside/midde linebacker * Ray Lewis, Baltimore
DeMeco Ryans, Houston

Cornerback * Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
* Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland
Champ Bailey, Denver

Free safety * Ed Reed, Baltimore
Jairus Byrd, Buffalo

Strong safety * Brian Dawkins, Denver

AFC Special teams

Punter Shane Lechler, Oakland
Placekicker Nate Kaeding, San Diego
Kick returner Josh Cribbs, Cleveland
Special teamer Kassim Osgood, San Diego

NFC Offense

Quarterback * Drew Brees, New Orleans
Brett Favre, Minnesota
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

Running back * Adrian Peterson, Minnesota
Steven Jackson, St. Louis
DeAngelo Williams, Carolina

Fullback * Leonard Weaver, Philadelphia

Wide receiver * Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
* DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Miles Austin, Dallas
Sidney Rice, Minnesota

Tight end * Vernon Davis, San Francisco
Jason Witten, Dallas

Tackle * Jason Peters, Philadelphia
* Bryant McKinnie, Minnesota
Jonathan Stinchcomb, New Orleans

Guard * Steve Hutchinson, Minnesota
* Jahri Evans, New Orleans
Leonard Davis, Dallas

Center * Andre Gurode, Dallas
Shaun O’Hara, N.Y. Giants

NFC Defense

Defensive end * Jared Allen, Minnesota
* Julius Peppers, Carolina
Trent Cole, Philadelphia

Interior linemen * Kevin Williams, Minnesota
* Darnell Dockett, Arizona
Jay Ratliff, Dallas

Outside linebacker * DeMarcus Ware, Dallas
* Lance Briggs, Chicago
Brian Orakpo, Washington

Inside/midde linebacker * Patrick Willis, San Francisco
Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans

Cornerback * Charles Woodson, Green Bay
* Asante Samuel, Philadelphia
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Arizona

Free safety * Darren Sharper, New Orleans
Nick Collins, Green Bay

Strong safety * Adrian Wilson, Arizona

NFC Special teams

Punter Andy Lee, San Francisco
Placekicker David Akers, Philadelphia
Kick returner DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia
Special teamer Heath Farwell, Minnesota

* = Starter


Full 2010 Pro Bowl Rosters

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2010 Perdue Recall: Perdue Farms and USDA Announce Chicken Nugget Recall

A press release on the Perdue Farms web site Tuesday announced a new recall of the company’s pre-cooked Great Value brand chicken nuggets. The 2010 Perdue recall apparently only affects Great Value brand chicken nuggets with a “Best By” date of June 9, 2011.

Perdue Farms says the voluntary chicken nugget recall is in cooperation with the USDA, and comes after reports of small pieces of plastic embedded in the chicken. Perdue Farms says no illness or injury is known to have resulted from the ingestion of products affected in the new 2010 Perdue chicken nugget recall.

2010 Perdue Chicken Nugget Recall Announced Tuesday Over Plastic Bits  

In the official press release put out by Perdue Farms Tuesday, the reason for the Great Value chicken nugget recall was further explained. “We determined the likely source was a small plastic ring that got into the raw material before the nuggets were formed,” said Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue’s Senior Vice President for Food Safety and Quality.

Consumers are advised by Perdue and the USDA to check any product labels of Great value chicken nuggets they may have purchased to determine if they may have recalled product. The 2010 Perdue recall includes Perdue Farms Great Value fully-cooked, frozen chicken nuggets with a code of “89008-A-0160”. The official Perdue chicken nugget recall announcement says there is also a “establishment number” code that reads “P-33944” somewhere on the package.

If you think you have products linked to the 2010 Perdue recall, return the recalled chicken nuggets to the store to receive a refund. If consumers have further questions or concerns regarding the 2010 Perdue chicken nugget recall, they should contact Perdue Farms directly at 1-877-727-3447. For more information on all recent USDA recalls, visit

Source: – 7/20/2010 – Great Value chicken nugget recall announcement

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2010 Sexy Superhero Costumes for Women; DIY Sexy Harley Quinn

There is just something so sexy about wearing a superhero Halloween costume. This year 2010, some of the hottest superhero costume ideas for women are Wonder Woman, Silk Spectre, Batgirl and as always the infamous Catwoman, which is always a huge hit when it comes to choosing a sexy costume idea.

The joker might be out this year to some, but why not Harley Quinn? The Joker’s sidekick always seems to be a hit no matter what year it is. Could it be the fact you get to wear a tight sexy one piece outfit? Or is it the fact of wearing one black shoe and one red along with different color gloves? Regardless, Harley Quinn is still considered a sexy Halloween costume for women 2010, and probably each year after that.

The hardest part with this costume is finding it. Some of the retailers online sell the Harley Quinn costume. However, they are quite expensive. I have done the research for you, and narrowed it down to the top 3 places for Harley Quinn costumes. All of the places I found are all selling the costume under $50 dollars. offers a few different varieties. You can choose the original print for $41.00, or you can pick the Barbie DC Comics one for only $39.69. The print is almost the same. Also on this website you can purchase Poison Ivy The Original, Sexy Poison Ivy, Long dress Poison Ivy, Batgirl, and even Catwoman.

The next website up is This website has 2 choices. They have the Gotham Harley Quinn Original costume for $49.99 or a sexy version which comes in a bustier dress for $49.99. If you decide you want to try and make your own Harley Quinn costume, I would definitely opt for the sexy version. This one is easier to make and less items needed. has this costume on sale right now for only $48.41.

Ok, let’s discuss how you can make a sexy version of Harley Quinn like I mentioned above.

Items Needed:

1 shiny red knee high sock

1 shiny black knee high sock

1 shiny red long fingerless arm glove

1 shiny black long fingerless arm glove

Pair of black ankle boots

White ruffle material (To place around wrists, and chest area)

Short red bustier/corset dress

Red shiny fabric (To make 6 Diamonds to place on dress and socks)

Black shiny fabric (To make 6 diamonds to place on dress and socks)

Black eye mask

Red and Black headpiece

Bright red lipstick

Black fabric (To place over right breast and on left side of dress)

Putting Costume Together:

Cut of enough white ruffle material to make two wrist bands, and a top of a heart shape to go over one breast down and over the other breast.

Then using the black and red fabric cut out your diamonds. Place 4 red diamonds on the black section, and 4 black diamonds on the red section.

Now cut out 2 black diamonds and 2 red diamonds. Place the 2 black on the red sock and place the 2 red on the black sock.

If you want to look more dramatic paint your face pale white, and add a wide black neck choker.

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2010 Tour De France Stage 15 Results Finally Put Contador Ahead

The 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results could decide everything. With the 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results, the 2010 Tour finally has the defending champion in the lead. Last year, at this exact time, Alberto Contador blew by Lance Armstrong and the field to take control. This year, Contador was trailing Andy Schleck on the second day at the Pyrenees, and looked to make another decisive move. Although he didn’t blow Schleck out, the 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results finally gave Contador the yellow jersey back.

When the riders reached the Pyrenees yesterday, Schleck was able to maintain his 31-second lead. But today’s stage was extremely crucial, for, if Schleck could have held Contador off again, it would send a big message. However, Contador got some help in moving to the top.

The 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results were altered by a mechanical problem. Schleck’s chain slipped during a climb, which allowed Contador to finally distance himself from him. By the time the climb was over, the defending champion was 27 seconds ahead, and just four seconds back of Schleck overall.

With the final descent, Contador made up the remaining distance at last. The 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results had Contador finish 39 seconds ahead of Schleck – putting him in the yellow jersey by eight seconds. For the first time in this event, the champion is holding the yellow jersey, after trailing Schleck for about a week.

Still, the 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results didn’t have Contador pull away completely. Last year, he won Stage 15 and blew out the field from then on in. This year, it was Thomas Voeckler who took the stage win, while Contador was almost three minutes back.

The important thing was that Contador took the lead, although it was only by eight seconds. If not for Schleck’s chain letting him down, he could have maintained the lead, for all anyone knows. However, it is a case of ‘what could have been’ for Schleck, as this one mistake could cost him the Tour when it’s all over.

Although the Tour de France Stage 15 results leave Schleck in striking distance, he may not have much time to get back up. There are just two more days in the Pyrenees, and, now that Contador is leading again, it may be hard to catch him. What’s more, the final time trial on Stage 19 could be a death knell to Schleck, as it plays to Contador’s advantage.

Schleck needed to lead before then, yet the 2010 Tour de France Stage 15 results may ruin that for him. Now he has to hope that Contador has a mishap of his own in the next few days. Many expected this all along, yet Schleck still has to prove the Tour isn’t over yet.


Yahoo Sport- “Overall Time Standings: Stage 15”

The Press Association- “Contador takes the lead”

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2010 Rockingham County Fair (Aug 16th - Aug 21st)

The 2010 Rockingham County Fair will soon start for six festive days, from August 16th to August 21st. The event will be held at the Fairgrounds, ½ mile south of Harrisonburg on US Rt. 11, or between Exits 240 and 243 on I-81. Free parking is provided for all events.


Information on the fair events and festivities is comprehensive. In addition to written articles and advertisements which may appear in the local newspaper, The Daily News Record, one can also use the following resources for quick answers to their questions:

#1 The general association in charge of this event is the Rockingham County Fair Association located at 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Telephone numbers are 540-343-0005 and 866-496-7050. Their fax number is 540-432-6544.

#2 Become a fan of the fair on Facebook, on the page “Rockingham County Fair.”

#3 Their website at

#4 Follow the fair events moment-to-moment on Twitter.


If I remember correctly, this was the Very Important Information as a kid. Because the schedule varies, is slightly confusing, and the kids are probably clamoring for this information, I’ll provide this schedule first. The fair information reports only when rides are scheduled to begin and fails to provide ending times.

Monday – Rides begin @ 4 PM
Tuesday – Rides begin @ 4 PM
Wednesday – Rides begin @ 2 PM
Thursday – Selected rides begin between 10 – 11 AM for senior citizens. General rides begin @ 4 PM
Friday – Rides begin @ 4 PM
Saturday – Rides run from 1 – 5 PM. Close from 5 – 6 PM. Re-open @ 6 PM until closing.

Ride Armbands are $18 per person. Advance sale armbands may be purchased for $15 through August 15th and can be used for Monday night, Wednesday night, and Saturday afternoon. Contact the Rockingham County Fair Association for more information.


There are various fair events that change daily and range from performances by local musicians to demonstrations of farming skills, motocrosses, parades, racing pigs and even free tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations to rising 6th and 7th graders. It’s assumed that will be easier to catch one of those racing pigs than a 6th grader seeking to avoid vaccination. The variety of events will require that you consult one of the many daily schedules for the fair.

Free Acts performed daily include a petting zoo, an antique farming equipment display, the agricultural museum, Circus Hollywood, a Giraffe Menagerie & Zoo, gospel sings, antique tractor pulls and all-breed horse shows. A variety of livestock shows will also take place during the week.


There are numerous fair department competitions, shows, and awards that range from horticulture, agriculture, livestock and pageantry. Again, the number of events will require that you consult one of the daily schedules.


There are separate and special Grandstand Events for each afternoon or evening of the Fair. All require additional attendance fees and information on ticket purchases can be obtained from the Fair Office or the website. The special acts are as follows:

Monday @ 6:30 PM
Adults $10, Children $2

Tuesday @ 7 PM
Farm & Tweaked Farm Tractor Pull Featuring Hot-Rod Semis
Adults $10, Children $2

Wednesday @ 8 PM (Opening Act Hunter Hays @ 6:30 PM)
Trace Adkins
Track Seats $40 – $50, Grandstand Seats $30 – $35

Thursday @ 8 PM
Randy Travis
Track Seats $25 – $40, Grandstand Seats $20 – $25

Friday @ 8 PM
Demolition Derby
Adults $10, Children $3

Saturday @ 7 PM
East Coast Tractor Pullers
Adults $10, Children $3

For additional information and details, please refer to the official Fair website at:

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2010 Superbowl Prediction: Baltimore Ravens Vs. Philadelphia Eagles

2010 Superbowl Prediction

Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

By: Warren Jones

The Philadelphia Eagles had a great off season in free agency and had one of the best drafts out of any NFL team. Philadelphia Eagles fans what are you expecting this season? It is simple Superbowl or bust is the only thing that matters. If they don’t make it will not be considered a successful season.

After making it last year and losing in the NFC championship game to the Arizona Cardinals it was a successful season. Despite not almost making the playoffs the Eagles showed grit and courage by never giving up in a mediocre season in which Donovan McNabb was benched during a game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Philadelphia Eagles on offense have improved in many ways. The offensive line got better by getting Jason Peters from Buffalo. He is a young, athletic, and strong lineman that will help to anchor this unit for many years. Brian Westbrook got help with the addition of LeSean McCoy, Jeremy McLain, and Leonard Weaver. All of these players will be able to help this offensive unit immediately and help on crucial third down conversions. The biggest acquisition for the Eagles was that of Michael Vick. Having a veteran backup with experience can drastically help McNabb possibly change up the offensive scheme and become creative on play calling. It will truly benefit the Eagles in the NFC East one of the toughest divisions in football.

On defense the death of defensive coordinator Jimmie Johnson will be extremely difficult for the Philadelphia Eagles to overcome. His play calling for many was one of the most aggressive in the league and could keep offensive coordinators off balance throughout a game. Sean McDermott must come up with a philosophy that will utilize the Philadelphia Eagles defensive style of football immediately. He must be creative in his play calling and get the best play out of all of his defensive players.

The special teams are good for the Philadelphia Eagles, but David Akers is getting old. He only has a few good years left and must have a better season that he did a year ago. His leg strength is getting weak but he is still one of the better kickers in the league. DeSean Jackson and Quentin Demps on returns can bring it back at any time so teams must be ready for the explosiveness that they have.

My prediction is Eagles will make the superbowl against the Baltimore Ravens and it will be one of the most exciting games ever. Michael Vick will be a big time play maker like he was previously with Atlanta. It was the boldest move in the off season of any team getting him but the fans that are against him will love him when they get back to the super bowl once again.

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2010 SEC Basketball Championship Preview

The Kentucky Wildcats (31-2, 14-2) have advanced to their first SEC Conference Tournament final since 2004 and will face the Mississippi State Bulldogs (23-10, 9-7) at 1:00 PM EST in the 2010 SEC Tournament championship game. Mississippi State’s coach Rick Stansbury has the Bulldogs in their second consecutive championship game. The Kentucky Wildcats won the previous matchup between the two teams, 81-75 in overtime at Starkville.

Kentucky Wildcats 2010 SEC Championship Preview

Kentucky had an off game in their first matchup in the 2010 SEC Tourney against the Alabama Crimson Tide, but were led by guard John Wall in a come-from-behind 73-67 victory over the Tide. Patrick Patterson also chipped in with 20 points while DeMarcus Cousins was held to under 10 points for the third game in a row.

Against the Tennessee Volunteers, DeMarcus Cousins was a beast scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in a 74-45 thumping of the Volunteers. John Wall had 14 points and 9 assists, and Eric Bledsoe had 17 points on 5 of 8 3 point shooting. The loss was the worst-ever in Tennessee Coach Bruce Pearl’s time in Knoxville. Kentucky held Tennessee to a season low 19 points in the opening half.

Mississippi State Bulldogs 2010 SEC Championship Preview

Mississippi State entered the 2010 SEC Tournament needing to make it at least to the championship game to get off of the NCAA Tournament bubble despite finishing the season in first place in the SEC West subdivision.

Mississippi State beat the Florida Gators in the quarter final round of the SEC Tourney, 75-69. The Bulldogs were led by Barry Stewart who scored 17 points and helped State hold off the Gators hitting 5 free throws at the end of the game.

Against Vanderbilt, the Bulldogs were led by Barry Stewart who scored 14 points, and had Phil Turner, Dee Bost, and Jarvis Varnado all score 11 points in a 62-52 upset of the 23rd ranked Vandy Commodores.

SEC Championship Preview

Previously against Mississippi State, Kentucky was led by John Wall who scored 18 points and almost had a triple double in leading the Wildcats back from 7 points down. Mississippi State was playing without leading scorer, Ravern Johnson and Jarvis Varnado was plagued with foul trouble the majority of the 2nd half. On the bad-side for the Bulldogs, is the Cats shot an abysmal 4 of 24 from 3. If they stay as hot as they did against Tennessee, it will be a challenge for the Bulldogs to keep the game close. With Patterson and Cousins to worry about inside, the difference in the game could be a battle of the 3 point game and the Bulldogs keeping the Wildcats transition game in check. The Bulldogs do need a win to eliminate any doubt on making the NCAA tournament.

Prediction: Mississippi State keeps the game close in the first half but loses by more than 10 points.

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