Friday, July 13, 2007

...But what are the "Dueling Tampons"? And why the controversy?

...So what's the story behind our namesake, anyway?

Since that's what this site is called, I figured I'd contact University Archives to get more of the details.

Jacqueline Jacovini, the Curator at Penn's archives gave me the skinny...

Beyond the fact that they're "four elements" made of rolled sheets of milled steel whose overall dimensions are 45' x 69' x 26'... the "Covenant" (real name) was something of controversy when it was built on Penn's campus in 1975.

Click to check out more details about why this "obnoxiously spastic" (quote from a 1974 undergrad) structure was built in the first place.

Now you (and I) know.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Mark Cronin's (Eng'86) Rock of Love debuts this Sunday night!

Tune in this Sunday, July 15 when Mark Cronin's (Eng'86, Mask and Wig) Rock of Love with Bret Michaels follows the lead singer of rock band Poison as he chooses a wife from a group of 25 young ("15 minutes of fame" craving) women. Check your local listings.

Click here to see a commercial for Rock of Love!

Click here to catch up on all of Mark's great "celebreality" shows

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

UPenn research predicts murderers (yikes!)

Check out this report I just saw about Penn getting into the crime prediction game.

Click here to check it out!
(advance to minute 3:10 in countdown clock)

Todd Lieberman (C'95) goes undercover with Traitor

Todd Lieberman (C'95) (right) with Disney Channel Worldwide President Rich Ross (C'83) (left)
from 14th Annual (Los Angeles) Penn in Pictures

Todd Lieberman (C'95, Mask and Wig, AEPi) will be producing Traitor, an espionage thriller originally thought up by Steve Martin on the set of Todd's previously produced movie, Bringing Down the House.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, "The story centers on a CIA operative working undercover with a terrorist group who becomes a terrorist suspect. [Don] Cheadle is the undercover agent, while [Guy] Pearce is an FBI agent investigating terrorist activities."

Currently, Todd is
in post-production on The Heaven Project, starring Paul Walker, and will begin shooting South of the Border on Monday for Disney.

Finally set your tivos for Todd's TV show, The Kill Point coming to Spike TV on July 22.

Click here to check out the trailer!

Click here to see my previous posts about Todd

Click here to check out all of Todd's (and other alumni) films

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Elizabeth Banks (C'96) decks the halls this Christmas in Fred Claus

Elizabeth Banks (C'96) brings some holiday cheer to the silver screen this Christmas in the new Vince Vaughn film Fred Claus.

Click here to check out Liz in this new trailer

Check out my previous Liz Banks posts

Click here to check out Liz's (and other alumni) movies, books and music

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Seeking: Assistant to 2 executives of major Film Company (Los Angeles)

Another day, another Entertainment job posting on! This one's another goodie.

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Monday, July 9, 2007

NBC's TV writing program - Apply today!

For all your Penn writers out there, this is a great opportunity to get your specs into the NBC writing program!

Check out the details here!

Ivy Entertainment Summer Party (Monday, 7/30: Boulevard3 in Hollywood, 8-11 pm)

For those of you who want to network with other ivy league alumni in entertainment, you should check this event out!

Click here for details!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Los Angeles female Penn Alum (C'01) seeks female roommate

For any of you in or moving to Los Angeles, a highly trustworthy female Penn alum friend (C'01) of mine is looking for a female roommate in her 2 bed/2 bath apartment in a Luxury Bldg. in Brentwood starting August 1st.

Click here for more info