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Bo Sullivan first began his long career at WHYN radio in 1990 as a sports talk show producer. Bo then moved on to become the host of that sports talk show. In 1993, Bo became the sports anchor and co-host for the WHYN morning show. After a few hiatuses, both planned and unplanned, Bo came back to stay in 1996 as the morning show sports anchor, producer, and co-host.
Born and raised in Westfield, he's now raising his own family there. He lives with his wife Kris and daughters Leighanne and Shannon. When Bo was growing up, his father Richard Sullivan was superintendent of schools in two local communities. Politics runs in the family. Brother Brian is a Westfield city councilor and brother Rick is the city's seven term mayor. Besides transporting his children to various activities including CCD and swimming lessons, he coaches both daughters in three different sports. He also works as a part-time political consultant. In his scarce spare time, Bo likes to golf and is a frequent visitor to the Connecticut casinos.
What does Bo like most about his position at WHYN? For one, he's a big fan of waking at 3:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. He also enjoys meeting the many loyal listeners to the show. His lifelong ambition is to open a sports bar and play Texas Hold 'em every day of his life.
Animation effects wizard Ray Harryhausen, who pioneered many of the stop-motion techniques that have become today's industry standards, has died. He was 92.
Harryhausen died Tuesday in London, it was announced on theFacebook page of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.
Revered for his cutting-edge effects work in the 1950s and '60s on such fantasy classics as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) andJason and the Argonauts (1963), Harryhausen developed the technique of projecting footage from the front and rear, one frame at a time. He dubbed the technique “Dynamation” and used it to bring to life mythological figures and prehistorical creatures.
For Jason and the Argonauts, he created a famous skeleton swordfight and came up with the extra-terrestrials for such films as Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) and 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957).
In 1992, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences presented Harryhausen with an honorary Oscar, a tribute to his visual magic. He was presented with the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar statuette, given to an individual “whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.”
“Ray has been a great inspiration to us all in special visual industry,” George Lucas once said in a statement posted on the Harryhausen Facebook page. “The art of his earlier films, which most of us grew up on, inspired us so much. Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no StarWars.”
In those early years, Harryhausen performed his stop-motion techniques on very low-budget projects. His effects created spectacular havoc in such disaster films as The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms(1953) and It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955). He re-created dinosaurs in One Million Years B.C.(1966).
During the '70s and beyond, he created cutting-edge special effects for the films The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977) and Clash of the Titans (1981), which starred Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, Claire Bloom and Ursula Andress.
“They were considered B pictures because they were made on a budget. But we outlived many of the A pictures made at the same time,” he once noted.
Harryhausen considered his specialty to be creating “fantasy creatures,” where he would insert the monsters believably in the same frame as actual actors. “I don't do monsters, you know. Monsters are associated with horror. I'm not interested in horror … I don't' want to deceive or frighten. I want to create illusions, fantasies, legends,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1981.
Harryhausen inspired a cult following and was the subject of the 1986 documentary, Aliens, Dragons, Monsters and Me, directed by Richard Jones.
Other films included the documentary The Animal World (1956), Mysterious Island (1961), First Men in the Moon (1964) and T he Valley of the Gwangi (1969).
Of today's films and special-effects-propelled plot lines, he was less than enthusiastic: “Now you have to sit through two hours of people dying … Today, everything's so graphic, it's rather unnerving,” he once said.
Harryhausen was born June 19, 1920, in Los Angeles. As a teenager, he saw 1933's King Kong and was dazzled by its special effects, becoming, he said, a "King Kong addict.” He was inspired by King Kongeffects guru Willis O'Brien and paid a visit to O'Brien's home, showing him some amateur creatures he had created. In high school, Harryhausen joined a sci-fi club and met up with two enthusiasts who would become lifelong friends: Ray Bradbury and Forrest J. Ackerman.
He was an avid photographer and attended Los Angeles City College, where he studied photography and sculpture. He went on to USC, he where studied drama and art direction. After graduation, he worked on George Pal's series of animated Puppetooons films and entered the service during World War II.
After being discharged, Harryhausen began his movie career in 1949 with Mighty Joe Young, where his boyhood hero, O'Brien, was chief technician. In 1953, he was hired by Warner Bros. to be in charge of special effects for Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, where he implemented his split-screen technique to insert dinosaurs and other awesome creatures into the story backgrounds.
He next worked on three science-fiction films at Columbia, including The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and a documentary that was highlighted by his monsters interacting with the stars and buttressed byBernard Herrmann's tempestuous score.
In 1981, Harryhausen was honored with an exhibition and retrospective covering an entire month by New York's Museum of Modern Art. He was later paid tribute by the American Cinematheque. In 2006, Harryhausen was the subject of a retrospective at the historic Byrd Theater in Richmond, Va.
The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, a charitable trust set up by the visual effects maven in April 1986, is devoted to the protection of Harryhausen’s name and body of work as well as archiving, preserving and restoring his extensive collection. The Harryhausens married in 1963; Diana survives him.
Justin Bieber seems to get into trouble when he goes overseas. At his concert Sunday in Dubai, a fan was able to bum rush the stage and briefly attack the spritely Canadian singer.
First of all, Bieber was two hours late for the Dubai show, which is becoming a thing with Bieber lately. He's late a lot. But the concert took a dark turn when a crazed fan, perhaps angry for being kept waiting so long, ran onto the stage. The National reports a 19-year-old was able to attack Bieber, though only briefly, while the singer was sitting at the piano singing a ballad before a horde of security guards jumped on the unwanted fan. Beiber was able to escape the scrum with his perfectly sculpted face unscathed. He scampered over to the side of the stage and continued bopping while his security team walloped this poor schmo into submission. Unfortunately, the piano was knocked over during the melee and couldn't be used for the rest of the show.
News of the attack first spread, where else, on social media. Beliebers in the crowd were tweeting about it, and so was investor Chris Sacca. He was able to get some of the scrum captured in this Vine:
That's Bieber on the right side of the stage bouncing hesitantly back and forth while the security team wrestles with the fan by that poor piano.
This kid seems to have the worst luck whenever he leaves North America. First it was German officials taking away his monkey friend (who he eventually didn't reclaim), and now this. The Atlantic Wire has written before about how Bieber needs some kind of parental influence, but that's never going to happen. And it maybe, possibly gets even worse. There's a Reddit thread alleging that Beiber is backstage hiding from authorities because they want to arrest him. Take that with a huge grain of salt, obviously. There were similar reports on Reddit yesterday but the Biebs was never placed in handcuffs. We'll update this space if there's anything to that report. Apparently they're mad about one of Bieber's friends dressing in traditional garb and then behaving like an idiot on stage.
As American Idol's twelfth season winds down towards the May 16 finale, speculation is growing about another judging shakeup, and a serious contender has now entered the race. Crooner Harry Connick, Jr. confirmed to reporters after Thursday's results show that he has been talking with producers about joining next year's panel. "They wanted to know if I would be interested and it's a blast, but I don't know, it's hard to make a commitment like that," Connick said backstage.
The actor and performer, who will release a new album called Every Man Should Know on June 11, served as an opinionated mentor to the Top 4 contestants this week and even had a heated argument at the judge's table with Randy Jackson during Wednesday's live show. "You need to be completely honest and diplomatic," Connick said of his judging method. "There's no reason to be mean, but it's called being a judge. You have to judge, that's what you do."
Connick previously mentored contestants during Season 9 and confirms he was also offered the role back then but declined because "it didn't work out, there were a lot of things going on on their side and my side." But his connection to Idol goes all the way back to Season 1, where he was an audience member for Kelly Clarkson's victory. "I'm a big fan of the show, and Justin Guarini looked and waved at me!" he said with a laugh. As for what monetary amount it would take him to sign on, Connick jokingly revealed "600 million dollars!"
Her son Peter H. David was quoted as telling The Deanna Durbin Society newsletter that the actress died "a few days ago", thanking her admirers for respecting her privacy. No other details were given. The actress was born Edna Mae Durbin in Winnipeg, Canada, but moved to California with her British-born parents when she was young. She broke into the movies in 1936, aged 14, when she appeared in "Every Sunday" with Judy Garland, according to her biography on the IMDb film website. She made her name playing the ideal teenage daughter in "Three Smart Girls" in 1936 and in its profitable follow-up the next year, "One Hundred Men and a Girl", which was credited with saving Universal studios from bankruptcy. Capitalizing on her fame, Universal cast Durbin in a series of musical movies including "That Certain Age" and "Mad About Music" which made the actress with the sweet soprano voice into one of Hollywood's most popular stars. Durbin shared a special Juvenile Award with Mickey Rooney at the 1938 Oscars for their "significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth". At 25, Durbin was the second highest-paid woman in America behind her fellow actress Bette Davis, according to the New York Times, and her fan club ranked as the world's largest during her active years. But Durbin found fame hard to handle and, despite trying to move on from her image as the perfect daughter with films such as "Christmas Holiday" (1944) and "Lady on a Train" (1945), she walked away from stardom aged about 28. "I couldn't go on forever being Little Miss Fixit who burst into song," she once said. From 1949 she stayed out of the limelight, moving to France with her third husband, the French director Charles David. She gave only one interview in the following decades and rejected all offers of a comeback. Her husband died in 1999.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — FBI agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings have visited the Rhode Island home of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's (TAM'-ehr-luhn tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) in-laws and carried away several bags.
FBI spokesman Jason Pack confirms agents went to the North Kingstown home of Katherine Russell's parents Monday. Russell, Tsarnaev's widow, has been staying there.
Russell did not speak to reporters as she left her attorneys' office in Providence later in the day. Attorney Amato DeLuca says she's doing everything she can to assist with the investigation.
Attorneys have previously said Russell and her family were in shock when they learned of the allegations against her husband and brother-in-law, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).
Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a gun battle with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction.
NDIO, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher was involved in a violent shoving match with a security guard at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Calif., observers told TMZ.
Witnesses told the celebrity gossip website a fan approached Kutcher while he was in a VIP area watching Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam performances. When he went to shake the fan's hand, a security guard allegedly pushed the two apart.
The guard demanded Kutcher be ejected after violent shoving between the two, but the actor left on his own, witnesses said.
Meanwhile, the music festival -- in its sixth year -- is earning a reputation as being more rowdy than its rock counterpart, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held earlier this month in the same desert area of California, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
At the halfway mark of the Stagecoach festival, police had arrested 53 people for various drug- and alcohol-related offenses, said Benjamin Guitron of the Indio Police Department.
A total of 80 people were arrested during the entire Coachella festival this year, the Times said. At last year's Stagecoach festival, 171 people were arrested.
Police ramped up security this year, banning camping in tents and sleeping in cars at the Empire Polo Club grounds where the festival is held.