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Cleveland Celebrities • Pierce Brosnan is 60 • ParmaTown Mall Senior Fair Articles: • Walgreens Offering Free Plan Reviews, Other Services to Help Medicare Beneficiaries as Annual Election Period Begins Oct. 15 • Aetna’s Group Medicare Advantage Plans Will Now Offer Retirees Access to More Health Care Providers in More Regions Across the United States Info for: • 50 Plus /Senior Table Top Health & Wellness Expo • Minority Community Service Outreach Awards
Catholic in the ‘50s, and have a marriage which was not there, a father who was not there, consequently, the mother, the wife suffered greatly. My mother was very courageous. She took the bold steps to go away and be a nurse in England. Basically wanting a better life for her and myself. My mother came home once a year, twice a year.” Brosnan was brought up in a Roman Catholic family and educated in a local school run by the de la Salle Brothers while serving as an altar boy.
Pierce Brosnan is 60
Pierce Brendan Brosnan (born 16 May 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving comprehensive school at 16 Brosnan began training in commercial illustration. He then went on to train at the Drama Centre in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele (1982–87).
After Remington Steele, Brosnan appeared in films such as The Fourth Protocol and Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1995, he became the fifth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the Eon Productions film series, starring in four films between 1995 and 2002. He also provided his voice and likeness to Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing. During this period, he also took the lead in other films such as Dante’s Peak and the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. After leaving the role of Bond, he has starred in such successes as The Matador (nominated for a Golden Globe, 2005), Mamma Mia! (National Movie Award, 2008), and The Ghost Writer (2010). In 1996, along with Beau St. Clair, Brosnan formed Irish DreamTime, a Los Angeles-based production company. In later years, he has become known for his charitable work and environmental activism.
He was married to Australian actress Cassandra Harris from 1980 until her death in 1991. He married American journalist and author Keely Shaye Smith in 2001, and he became an American citizen in 2004.
Brosnan was born at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter, and May (nŽe Smith, born circa 1934), and was their only child. He lived in Navan, County Meath for 12 years and considers it his hometown. Brosnan’s father abandoned the family when Pierce was an infant. When he was four years old, his mother moved to London to work as a nurse. From that point on, he was largely brought up by his grandparents, Philip and Kathleen Smith. After their deaths, he lived with an aunt and then an uncle, but was subsequently sent to live in a boarding house run by a woman named Eileen. According to Brosnan, “Childhood was fairly solitary. I grew up in a very small town called Navan in County Meath. I never knew my father. He left when I was an infant and I was left in the care of my mother and my grandparents. To be Catholic in the ‘50s, and to be Irish
Brosnan left Ireland on 12 August 1964 and was reunited with his mother and her new husband, William Carmichael, now living in the Scottish village of Longniddry, East Lothian. Carmichael took Brosnan to see a James Bond film for the first time (Goldfinger), at the age of 11. Later moving back to London, Brosnan was educated at Elliott School, a state comprehensive school in Putney, West London. Brosnan has spoken about the transition from Ireland to England and his education in London; “When you go to a very large city, a metropolis like London, as an Irish boy of 10, life suddenly moves pretty fast. From a little school of, say, seven classrooms in Ireland, to this very large comprehensive school, with over 2,000 children. And you’re Irish. And they make you feel it; the British have a wonderful way of doing that, and I had a certain deep sense of being an outsider.” When he attended school, his nickname was “Irish”. After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Saint Martin’s School of Art. While attending a rehearsal for a workshop at the Oval House, a fire eater was teaching people how to eat fire and he decided to join in. A circus agent saw him busking and hired him for three years. He later trained for three years as an actor at the Drama Centre London. Brosnan has described the feeling of becoming an actor and the impact it had on his life: “When I found acting, or when acting found me, it was a liberation. It was a stepping stone into another life, away from a life that I had, and acting was something I was good at, something which was appreciated. That was a great satisfaction in my life.” After graduating from the Drama Centre in 1975, Brosnan began working as an acting assistant stage manager at the York Theatre Royal, making his acting debut in Wait Until Dark. Within six months, he was selected by playwright Tennessee Williams to play the role of McCabe in the British premi re of The Red Devil Battery Sign. His performance caused a stir in London and Brosnan still has the telegram sent by Williams, stating only “Thank God for you, my dear boy”. In 1977 he was picked by Franco Zeffirelli to appear in the play Filumena by Eduardo De Filippo opposite Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay. He continued his career making brief appearances in films such as The Long Good Friday (1980) and The Mirror Crack’d (1980), as well as early television performances in The Professionals, Murphy’s Stroke, and Play for Today. He became a television star in the United States with his leading role in the popular miniseries Manions of America. He followed this with his 1982 Masterpiece Theatre documentary that chronicled the life of Lady Nancy Astor, the first woman to sit in British Parliament. His portrayal of Robert Gould Shaw II garnered him a 1985 Golden Globe
Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 1982, Brosnan moved to Southern California and rose to popularity in the United States playing the title role in the NBC romantic detective series Remington Steele. The Washington Post noted that same year that Brosnan “could make it as a young James Bond.” After Remington Steele ended in 1987, Brosnan went on to appear in several films, including The Fourth Protocol (1987), a Cold War thriller in which he starred alongside Michael Caine, The Deceivers and James Clavell’s Noble House both in (1988), and The Lawnmower Man (1992). In 1992, he shot a pilot for NBC called Running Wilde, playing a reporter for Auto World magazine. Jennifer Love Hewitt played his daughter. The pilot never aired, however. In 1993 he played a supporting role in the comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire. He also appeared in several television films, including Victim of Love (1991), Death Train (1993) and Night Watch (1995), a spy thriller set in Hong Kong.
James Bond (1995–2004)
Brosnan first met James Bond films producer Albert R. Broccoli on the sets of For Your Eyes Only because his first wife, Cassandra Harris, was in the film. Broccoli said, “if he can act ... he’s my guy” to inherit the role of Bond from Roger Moore. It was reported by both Entertainment Tonight and the National Enquirer, that Brosnan was going to inherit another role of Moore’s, that of Simon Templar in The Saint. Brosnan denied the rumours in July 1993 but added, “it’s still languishing there on someone’s desk in Hollywood.” In 1986, NBC cancelled Remington Steele, so Brosnan was offered the role, but the publicity revived Remington Steele and Brosnan had to decline the role, owing to his contract. The producers instead hired Timothy Dalton for The Living Daylights (1987), and Licence to Kill (1989). Legal squabbles between the Bond producers and the studio over distribution rights resulted in the cancellation of a proposed third Dalton film in 1991 and put the series on a hiatus for several years. After the legalities had been worked out, Dalton decided not to return for a third film. On 7 June 1994, Brosnan was announced as the fifth actor to play Bond. Brosnan was signed for a three-film Bond deal with the option of a fourth. The first, 1995’s GoldenEye, grossed US $350 million worldwide, the fourth highest worldwide gross of any film in 1995, making it the most successful Bond film since Moonraker, adjusted for inflation. It holds an 80% Rotten tomato rating, while Metacritic holds it at 65%. In the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of 4, and said Brosnan’s Bond was “somehow more sensitive, more vulnerable, more psychologically complete” than the previous ones, also commenting on Bond’s “loss of innocence” since previous films. James Berardinelli described Brosnan as “a decided improvement over his immediate predecessor” with a “flair for wit to go along with his natural charm”, but added that “fully one-quarter of Goldeneye is momentum-killing padding.” In 1996, Brosnan formed a film production company entitled “Irish DreamTime” along with producing partner and long time friend Beau St. Clair. Three years later the company’s first studio project, The Thomas Crown Affair, was released and met both critical and box office success.
Brosnan returned in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies and 1999’s The World Is Not Enough, which were also successful. In 2002, Brosnan appeared for his fourth time as Bond in Die Another Day, receiving mixed reviews but was a success at the box office. Brosnan himself subsequently criticised many aspects of his fourth Bond movie. During the promotion, he mentioned that he would like to continue his role as James Bond: “I’d like to do another, sure. Connery did six. Six would be a number, then never come back.” Brosnan asked Eon Productions, when accepting the role, to be allowed to work on other projects between Bond films. The request was granted, and for every Bond film, Brosnan appeared in at least two other mainstream films, including several he produced, playing a wide range of roles, ranging from a scientist in Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks!, to the title role in Grey Owl which documents the life of Englishman Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, one of Canada’s first conservationists. Shortly after the release of Die Another Day, the media began questioning whether or not Brosnan would reprise the role for a fifth time. Brosnan kept in mind that both fans and critics were unhappy with Roger Moore playing the role until he was 58, but he was receiving popular support from both critics and the franchise fanbase for a fifth instalment. For this reason, he remained enthusiastic about reprising his role. In October 2004, Brosnan said he considered himself dismissed from the role. Although Brosnan had been rumoured frequently as still in the running to play 007, he had denied it several times, and in February 2005 he posted on his website that he was finished with the role. Daniel Craig took over the role on 14 October 2005. In an interview with The Globe and Mail, Brosnan was asked what he thought of Daniel Craig as the new James Bond. He replied, “I’m looking forward to it like we’re all looking forward to it. Daniel Craig is a great actor and he’s going to do a fantastic job”. He reaffirmed this support in an interview to the International Herald Tribune, stating that “[Craig’s] on his way to becoming a memorable Bond.” During his tenure on the James Bond films, Brosnan also took part in James Bond video games. In 2002, Brosnan’s likeness was used as the face of Bond in the James Bond video game Nightfire (voiced by Maxwell Caulfield). In 2004, Brosnan starred in the Bond game Everything or Nothing, contracting for his likeness to be used as well as doing the voice-work for the character. He also starred along with Jamie Lee Curtis and Geoffrey Rush in The Tailor of Panama in 2001, and lent his voice to The Simpsons episode “Treehouse of Horror XII”, as a machine with Pierce Brosnan’s voice.
Brosnan (2nd from the left) with the cast of Mamma Mia! and ABBA (1st, 5th, and 6th from left and 2nd from right) Since 2004, Brosnan has talked of backing a film about Caitlin Macnamara, wife of poet Dylan Thomas, the title role to be played by Miranda October 2013
Richardson. Brosnan’s first post-Bond role was that of Daniel Rafferty in 2004’s Laws of Attraction. Garreth Murphy, of entertainment.ie, described Brosnan’s performance as “surprisingly effective, gently riffing off his James Bond persona and supplementing it with a raffish energy”. In the same year, Brosnan starred in After the Sunset alongside Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson. The film elicited generally negative reviews and a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Brosnan’s next film was 2005’s The Matador. He starred as Julian Noble, a jaded, neurotic assassin who meets a travelling salesman (Greg Kinnear) in a Mexican bar. The film garnered generally positive reviews. Roger Ebert for the Chicago Sun-Times called Brosnan’s performance the best of his career. Brosnan was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, but lost to Joaquin Phoenix for Walk the Line. In December 2005, Brosnan was reported to be starring in The November Man, an adaptation of Bill Granger’s novel, There Are No Spies. but the project was cancelled in 2007. In 2006, Brosnan narrated The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, directed by Michael Apted. In 2007, Brosnan appeared in the film Seraphim Falls alongside fellow Irishman Liam Neeson. The film was released for limited screenings on 26 January 2007 to average reviews. Kevin Crust of the Los Angeles Times noted that Brosnan and Neeson made “fine adversaries;” Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter thought that they were “hard-pressed to inject some muchneeded vitality into their sparse lines.” During the same year, Brosnan spoke of making a western with fellow Irishmen Gabriel Byrne and Colm Meaney. In that same year Brosnan starred as Tom Ryan in Butterfly on a Wheel. The film was released in the United States under the name of Shattered, and in Europe as Desperate Hours.
chemistry with Meryl in a romantic comedy.” Brosnan’s preparation in singing for the role included walking up and down the coast and singing karaoke to his own voice for about six weeks, followed by rehearsals in New York in which he noted he “sounded dreadful.” Brosnan’s singing in the film was generally disparaged by critics, with his singing compared in separate reviews to the sound of a water buffalo, a donkey, and a wounded raccoon. In September 2008, Brosnan provided the narration for the Thomas & Friends special The Great Discovery.
Brosnan at the Berlin Film Festival in 2010
In 2009, Brosnan starred in The Big Biazarro, (alternative title The Ace), an adaptation of the Leonard Wise novel, directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall.
In 2008, Brosnan joined Meryl Streep in the film adaption of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!. He played Sam Carmichael, one of three men rumoured to be the father of lead Amanda Seyfried, while Streep played her mother. Judy Craymer, producer to the film, said “Pierce brings a certain smooch factor, and we think he’ll have great
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Brosnan portrayed a card player who mentors a headstrong protŽgŽ. Also in 2009, Brosnan finished the well-received The Ghost Writer, playing a disgraced British Prime Minister, directed and produced by Roman Polanski. The film won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. He starred as Charles Hawkins in the film Remember Me and as Chiron in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, both released in 2010.
to Ireland to film an episode there, generating significant publicity in doing so, Brosnan was briefly reunited with his father who visited his hotel. Brosnan had expected to see a very tall man, but describes his father as “a man of medium stature, pushed-back silver hair, flinty eyes and a twizzled jaw. He had a very strong Kerry accent.” However, Brosnan expresses regret that they met in such circumstances in a public environment rather than on his own terms, which would have given him the opportunity to speak privately with him.
In 2012, Brosnan played the role of Philip in the Danish romantic comedy Love Is All You Need.
While filming The Deceivers in Rajasthan, India, in 1987, Harris became seriously ill. She was later diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died as a result of the illness in December 1991 at age 43. Brosnan struggled to cope with her cancer and death: “When your partner gets cancer, then life changes. Your timetable and reference for your normal routines and the way you view life, all this changes. Because you’re dealing with death. You’re dealing with the possibility of death and dying. And it was that way through the chemotherapy, through the first-look operation, the second look, the third look, the fourth look, the fifth look. Cassie was very positive about life. I mean, she had the most amazing energy and outlook on life. It was and is a terrible loss, and I see it reflected, from time to time, in my children.” Harris had always wanted Brosnan to play the role of James Bond, and in 1995, some four years after her death, Brosnan achieved this when he appeared in GoldenEye.
His latest announced project is a role in the Danny DeVito-helmed feature Charlotte Doyle, an adaptation of the novel The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, in which he will appear alongside Morgan Freeman. His production company Irish DreamTime is developing The Topkapi Affair, a follow-up to The Thomas Crown Affair for MGM. In February 2013 Brosnan was awarded honorary patronage of the Dublin University Players society at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2013, Brosnan appeared in television commercials as a tongue in cheek version of himself to promote the launch of Sky Broadband in Ireland.
Brosnan met Australian actress Cassandra Harris through David Harris, one of Richard Harris’ nephews, in 1977, shortly after he left drama school. On meeting her, he has described his feelings, saying, “What a beautiful looking woman. I never for an instant thought she was someone I’d spend 17 years of my life with. I didn’t think of wooing her, or attempting to woo her; I just wanted to enjoy her beauty and who she was.” They began dating, and eventually bought a house in Wimbledon. They married on 27 December 1980 and had one son together, Sean, who was born on 13 September 1983. They lived with her children, Charlotte (1971-2013) and Christopher, and after their father Dermot Harris died in 1986, he adopted them and they took the surname Brosnan.
In 1994, Brosnan met American journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Mexico. In 2001, at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland, they married. They have two sons together, Dylan Thomas Brosnan (birth 13 January 1997) and Paris Beckett Brosnan (birth 27 February 2001). In July 2003, Elizabeth II awarded Brosnan an honorary OBE for his “outstanding contribution to the British film industry”. As an Irish citizen, he is ineligible to receive the full OBE honour, which is awarded only to a citizen of the Commonwealth realms. In 2002, Brosnan was also awarded an Honorary degree from the Dublin Institute of Technology and, one year later, the University College Cork.
Financially, Brosnan was concerned about earning enough money to get by at this time, and supplemented their income by working in West End productions, and a television film about Irish horse racing. Soon after Harris appeared in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only in 1981, with a bank loan, they moved to southern California where Brosnan had his first interview in Hollywood for Remington Steele, and subsequently no longer had financial worries.
On 23 September 2004, Brosnan became a citizen of the United States, but retained his Irish citizenship. Brosnan said that “my Irishness is in everything I do. It’s the spirit of who I am, as a man, an actor, a father. It’s where I come from.” Brosnan was asked by a fan if it annoyed him when people get his nationality confused. He said: “It amuses me in
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some respects that they should confuse me with an Englishman when I’m dyed-in-the-wool, born and bred Irishman ... I don’t necessarily fly under any flag. But no, it doesn’t bother me.” Brosnan has expressed contempt for his education by the Christian Brothers. However in 2013 he commented, “It always helps to have a bit of prayer in your back pocket. At the end of the day, you have to have something and for me that is God, Jesus, my Catholic upbringing, my faith... God has been good to me. My faith has been good to me in the moments of deepest suffering, doubt and fear. It is a constant, the language of prayer... I might not have got my sums right from the Christian Brothers or might not have got the greatest learning of literature from them but I certainly got a strapping amount of faith.” Brosnan attends mass, but adheres to other spiritual beliefs. In 2008 he said “I also love the teachings of Buddhist philosophy. It’s my own private faith. I don’t preach it, but it’s a faith that is a comfort to me when the night is long.” Brosnan and wife Keely Shaye Smith were involved in a riparian water rights legal case (1999–2010). The dispute centred on a parcel of land in Wainiha.
Brosnan’s adopted daughter Charlotte died on 28 June 2013 of ovarian cancer, the same illness that claimed her mother’s life.
Brosnan also raises money for charitable causes through sales of his paintings. He trained early on as an artist, but later shifted to theatre; during his first wife’s terminal illness, he withdrew from acting to be with her and took up painting again for therapeutic reasons, producing colorful landscapes and family portraits. He has continued painting since then, using spare time on set and at home. Profits from sales of prints of his works are given to a trust to benefit “environmental, children’s and women’s health charities.” Since Harris’ death, Brosnan has been an advocate for cancer awareness and, in 2006, he served as spokesperson for Lee National Denim Day, a breast cancer fundraiser which raises millions of dollars and raises more money in a single day than any other breast cancer fundraiser. In May 2007, Brosnan and Smith donated $100,000 to help replace a playground on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where they own a home. On 7 July 2007, Brosnan presented a film at Live Earth in London. He also recorded a television advertisement for the cause. Brosnan lives with his family in Malibu, California and on the island of Kauai.
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Aetna’s Group Medicare Advantage Plans Will Now Offer Retirees Access to More Health Care Providers in More Regions Across the United States -- Service area to increase by nearly 60 percent --
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) is expanding its nationwide Medicare Advantage provider network for employer-sponsored group plans October 2013
through the addition of 261 counties in 22 states for 2014. Medicare beneficiaries who select Aetna Medicare Advantage through their employer will have access to a broader provider network and other plan features that offer savings and convenience.
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Business for Aetna. “Strengthening our network in group Medicare is important as it enables nationwide coverage for large, national employers, and it lets retirees continue receiving care from doctors they used and trusted while they were employed.” As a result of Aetna’s group Medicare Advantage network expansion, the service area will grow by 59 percent from 442 counties to 703 on January 1, 2014. The growth includes 87 counties in Texas, 49 counties in Indiana, 43 in Georgia and 22 in Illinois. Other expansion states include counties in Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Premiums vary by geography. Aetna also offers Medicare Supplement insurance products in most states.
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DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With this year’s Medicare Annual Election Period overlapping with the unrelated open enrollment for the new federal and state insurance marketplaces, there’s a growing need to help Medicare beneficiaries understand their health care coverage options when Medicare open enrollment begins tomorrow. Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) pharmacists will serve as one of the most convenient and accessible resources for Medicare Part D information, offering free, personalized plan comparison reports at every location, every day, to help beneficiaries evaluate the plans that may best meet their TOGETHER. prescription drug needs. “Many Medicare beneficiaries don’t fully understand certain aspects of their health plan, including cost savings options, and some also become non-adherent to medication therapies as a way to try to reduce costs”
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Since becoming the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members, company has grown revenues from $64M to $335M
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumer Cellular (www.consumercellular.com), the number-one rated cellphone service for the third consecutive year, just celebrated its 5th anniversary of providing exclusive cellular service discounts to AARP members. The successful affiliation with AARP has been a key contributor to Consumer Cellular’s rapid growth over the past five years. The company is now approaching 1.25 million lines of service – of which, more than 800,000 are AARP members – and has seen revenues grow from $64M in 2008 to a projected $335M in 2013. “Consumers over 50 are a very important part of our business and make up the majority of our subscriber base” “Consumers over 50 are a very important part of our business and make up the majority of our subscriber base,” said Consumer Cellular CEO John Marick. “We are passionate about providing flexible wireless options tailored to fit the changing needs and lifestyles of the 50+ market, and our relationship with AARP allows us to communicate with these customers directly to offer significant value in meaningful ways. We’ve become one of AARP’s fastest growing member benefit providers over the last five years, and we look forward to even more Continued on pg. 9
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Cynthia Cristina Ferrare (born February 18, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American former fashion model, actress, author and television talk-show host.
Ferrare was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Renata and Tavio Ferrare, a butcher. Her family was of Northern Italian descent. She was 14 years old when her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where her beauty landed her a contract with a major modeling agency and then with 20th Century Fox film studios.
Ferrare had a brief speaking part in a Batman TV episode featuring Chad and Jeremy and was credited as Cindy Ferrare. Later, she starred with David Niven in the 1968 movie The Impossible Years and appeared opposite Cliff Robertson in J. W. Coop (1971). She was a top model and was featured as cover girl many times over on a variety of fashion magazines. Ferrare was the spokesperson for October 2013
a daughter, Kathryn. She and De Lorean divorced in 1985. Soon after, she married entertainment industry executive Anthony Thomopoulos and had two daughters, Alexandra (born 1986) and Arianna (born 1989). Her niece (her sister’s daughter) is actress Danielle Bisutti.
Oprah and OWN TV
Max Factor between the ages of 16 and 26 and a host/presenter on various television programs during the 1970s and 1980s including AM Los Angeles, Incredible Sunday and Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. She has also written a number of books including Cristina Ferrare’s Family Entertaining, “Cristina Ferrare Style: How To Have It In Every Part of Your Life”, Okay, So I Don’t Have a Headache and Realistically Ever After. Cristina was co-host of the popular local show AM Los Angeles for 4 years alongside television host Steve Edwards. Ferrare co-hosted the ABC television series The Home Show with Robb Weller for a short time in 1989, and co-hosted The Home and Family Show with Chuck Woolery and later with Michael Burger, a unique two-hour show that was broadcast on the Family Channel from June 3, 1996 to August 14, 1998. As of November 19, 2012, Ferrare joined the revamped Home and Family Show on its new network The Hallmark Channel as Mark Steines’ co-host, replacing Paige Davis.
Ferrare has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show in her own cooking segments with Oprah. Winfrey is a fan of Ferrare’s cooking and cookbook and frequently features her in her magazine “O” as well as on her website with great cooking recipes. Ferrare premiered in her new show Big Bowl Of Love on Oprah Winfrey’s network (OWN) on January 3, 2011 with Iron Chef Cat Cora as the show’s first guest. Big Bowl of Love follows Ferrare cooking recipes alongside her friends, family, and other guests.
According to Cristina, in her book Realistically Ever After, she married a man and annulled it six weeks later. In 1973, she married automobile executive John DeLorean. He had earlier adopted a son Zachary while single, and she also adopted him. Later they had
James Pickens, Jr. (born October 26, 1954) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama television series Grey’s Anatomy, and for his supporting role as Deputy Director Alvin Kersh on later seasons of the Fox Network science fiction series The X-Files.
Early life Pickens was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is African-American. He began acting while a student at Bowling Green State University. His first acting role was in a campus production of Matters of Choice by Chuck Gordone. Pickens earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from BGSU in 1976.
Career Pickens started his professional acting career at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City playing Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. In 1981, Pickens performed in the Negro Ensemble Company’s production of A Soldier’s Play, starring alongside Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
Cristina has worked as a designer of jewelry, home accessories and furniture on behalf of the Creative Brands Group. Cristina owns a very exclusive brand called Ferrare With Company, much of which can be found in department stores such as Barneys of New York all over the United States.
In 1990, Pickens moved to the West Coast and began his Holly8
wood career playing Zack Edwards on the soap opera Another World from 1986 to 1990. He went on to have recurring roles on “X-Files” as Deputy Director Kersh, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The West Wing, Roseanne, Beverly Hills, 90210, JAG, and Six Feet Under. In 2002, Pickens had a cameo appearance as the male zoo doctor in the film Red Dragon.
In the February 28, 2007, all-star benefit reading of “The Gift of Peace” at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse, he portrays a man whose life experiences lead him to volunteer in the peace movement, and plays alongside actors Ed Asner, Barbara Bain, Amy Brenneman, George Coe, and Wendie Malick. The play is an open appeal and fundraiser for passage of U.S. House Resolution, which seeks to establish a Cabinet-level “Department of Peace” in the U.S. government, to be funded by a two percent diversion of the Pentagon’s annual budget. In 2005, Pickens was chosen to play Dr. Richard Webber on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Personal l ife Pickens is married to Gina Taylor, a former member of Musique, and has two children. In his spare time Pickens can be found riding horseback and roping cattle. He is a member of the United States Team Roping Championship and competes in roping events across the country. He owns an American Quarter Horse named Smokey. James’s two children, Carl Tharps and Gavyn Picken, are both pursuing careers in show business. His son Carl is working on a Hip-Hop career and can be seen in various television appearances, including Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper where he appeared alongside his long-time friend Omar Gooding. His father James Pickens Sr. worked for the City of Cleveland. Continued from pg. 7 success in the years to come.”
Consumer Cellular’s focus on adults 50+ looking for greater flexibility and control beyond typical prepaid and post-paid wireless plans has made its offers for AARP members an ideal fit. Consumer Cellular gains exposure to nearly 37 million AARP members through many association channels, including new member packets, direct marketing opportunities and placement in the provider pavilion at the AARP bi-annual Life@50+ National Event and Expo. October 2013
To learn more about benefits that AARP members receive as Consumer Cellular customers, please visit https://www.consumercellular. com/Info/AARPDiscounts.
About Consumer Cellular Consumer Cellular is the exclusive wireless provider for AARP members and a top-rated carrier that provides no-contract cellphones and service plans to those 50+. Founded in 1995 on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular is privately held with more than 850 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation’s largest voice and data network, covering more than 296 million people – or 97 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular’s wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Sears and RadioShack dealer franchise locations, as well as direct to consumers at www.consumercellular. com or 800-686-4460. The company has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for four years in a row. For cellphone tutorials, features, applications and company news, connect with Consumer Cellular on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+. About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp. org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older
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persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org. About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.
New Guidelines to Help Postmenopausal Women Deal with Dryness and Painful Sex Stress Non-Hormonal Lubricant and Moisturizer as First-Line Therapy Postmenopausal women can improve sexual health and quality of life with hormone-free Replens Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizer
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Thin dry vaginal and vulvar tissues, medically termed vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), can be a major cause of the painful intercourse challenges that affect
at least 40 percent of postmenopausal women. Until now, women suffering this condition have received little medical guidance on how best to address it. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has released new guidelines for treating VVA titled “Management of Vulvovaginal Atrophy” published in the September issue of Menopause which states, “Non-hormonal vaginal lubricants with intercourse and regular use of long-acting vaginal moisturizers, if indicated, are first-line therapies” to combat this health problem.
to be an effective alternative to hormone therapy, about which so many health questions have been raised. A 2013 study in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s clinical journal SRM: Sexuality, Reproduction & Menopause called Replens a “nonhormonal alternative … [that] has been shown to decrease dyspareunia [painful intercourse, and] improve vaginal dryness … when used regularly.” The composition of Replens, the study continued, “binds directly to the vaginal epithelium. The hydrating property … reduces the incidence of vaginal dryness...” And an earlier study in The New England Journal of Medicine stated that Replens® “provided relief of vaginal dryness symptoms that was equivalent to that of vaginal estrogen…”
“nonhormonal alternative … [that] has been shown to decrease dyspareunia [painful intercourse, and] improve vaginal dryness … when used regularly.” “The right vaginal lubricant is an essential ingredient for turning ‘sandpaper sex’ into slippery sex,” says Dr. Lauren Streicher, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school and Certified Menopause Practitioner of The North American Menopause Society. “Women can find relief in a dizzying array of overthe-counter solutions, but almost all are water-based and contain potentially irritating preservatives. A long acting moisturizer, on the other hand, is intended to change the water content of and moisturize vaginal tissue, making them more elastic, thicker, and with enhanced ability to maintain fluid, that will in turn reduce friction. Replens is the only long acting moisturizer that has been shown in clinical studies to actually replenish moisture in vaginal tissue and decrease painful intercourse.”
For every woman, the choice of treatment for VVA depends on her preferences, needs, understanding of potential risks, and consultation with her physician. A long-lasting, hormone-free vaginal lubricant like Replens can do much as a first-line therapy to enhance postmenopausal women’s quality of life in a safe and effective way.
Replens is available at most drug and discount stores. For more information on Replens® LongLasting Vaginal Moisturizer, including product information, clinical study results and frequently asked questions, please visit www.Replens.com, www. Facebook.com/Replens, or call 877.507.6516. Lil’ Drug Store Products, Inc. is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of innovative consumer healthcare products worldwide inReplens Long-Lasting Vaginal cluding: Replens® Long-Lasting Moisturizer is medically recognized as one of the most effective Vaginal Moisturizer, RepHresh® Vaginal Gel, RepHresh® Pro-B ways to address vaginal dryness issues that are major sexual health and RepHresh® Clean Balance™ among others and comfort concerns for many postmenopausal women. Clinical research has found Replens
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