“Ruth Etting – Love Me Or Leave Me (1929)”



Published on Jul 10, 2013

Ruth Etting (Nov.23,1896 – Sept.24,1978) was an American singing star of the 1930s, who had over sixty hit recordings.

Her signature tunes were “Shine On Harvest Moon“, “Ten Cents a Dance” and “Love Me or Leave Me“, and her other popular recordings included “Button Up Your Overcoat“, “Mean to Me”, “Exactly like you”, and “Shaking the Blues Away”.

Rising to fame in the twenties and early thirties, Ruth Etting was renowned for her great beauty, her gorgeous voice and her tragic life. She starred on Broadway, made movies in Hollywood, married a mobster, had numerous hit-records, fell in love and was known as America’s Sweetheart of Song.

Born in David City, Nebraska, Ruth left home at seventeen for Chicago and art school. She got a job designing costumes at a night club called the Marigold Gardens and when the tenor got sick, she was pulled into the show since she was the only one who could sing low enough. That led to dancing in the chorus line and eventually featured solos. Her career in costume design and art was soon forgotten.

The blond hair and blue eyes and stunning voice all led to her being dubbed the Sweetheart of Columbia Records, America’s Radio Sweetheart, and finally America’s Sweetheart of Song. She began to experiment with tempo and phrasing during this period in her career. Her trademark was to change the tempo – alternating between normal tempo, half-time and double-time to create and maintain interest.

Ruth Etting made her first record in 1926 and her last in 1937. Completely lacking in the performer’s ego, she called her early recordings corny and kept none of her original 78’s. In 1955 her story was made into a movie, ultimately nominated for six Academy Awards and winning the Award for Best Story.

Ruth Etting died on September 24 1978, in Colorado Springs.

Ruth Etting – Love Me Or Leave Me (1929)

Oscar Pistorius, “Bladerunner” (shirtless)

Oscar without the blades and with his everyday legs
Oscar without the blades and with his everyday legs

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“Seth MacFarlane’s Best and Worst Oscar Moments”



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With “Family Guy” and “Ted” under his belt, we knew Seth MacFarlane was going to be over-the-top in his Oscar hosting gig.

No one was off limits when it came to MacFarlane’s jokes. He took jabs at Daniel Day-Lewis, Rihanna and Chris Brown, and George Clooney, among others.

But MacFarlane’s hosting job got mixed reviews from viewers at home.

“When Daniel Day-Lewis tells better jokes in 3 minutes than Seth MacFarlane does in 3 hours, you know it’s been a great #oscars,” one viewer tweeted after Day-Lewis took home the Oscar for Best Actor.

“Seth MacFarlane is effn’ awesome as the Oscars host, bring him back for 2014! #Oscars #host #hilarious,” another tweeted.   FULL  ARTICLE

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The 85th Oscars – The Academy Awards



February 24, 2013

7 pm EST  – 4 pm PST

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A Prayer for Seth MacFarlane, comic and host of tonight’s Oscars


Heavenly Father,
I praise you for being always present in my life. I never want you to leave me and I am confident that you are always with me. According to Exodus 33:14 NJKV Your Presence was with Moses. I thank you that Your Presence will go with me, and that you give me rest…even when turmoil surrounds me. I thank you for peace and tranquility in my workplace environment. I carry Your Presence into the marketplace and when I arrive Your peace rests there.
In Jesus’ Name I pray,

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Bradley Cooper: “Silver Linings Playbook”

Bradley Cooper at the "Whatever Works&quo...
Bradley Cooper at the “Whatever Works” Premiere, Tribeca Film Festival 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bradley Charles Cooper (born January 5, 1975)

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Did You Watch Basketball Last Night? O.K., Here Are the Oscar Winners!

84th Academy Awards: The winners list

Billy Crystal has wrapped up an uneventful but still enjoyable 84th Academy Awards, so let’s review the winners, shall we?

Best picture

“War Horse”

“The Artist” – WINNER


“The Descendants”

“The Tree of Life”

Midnight in Paris

“The Help”


“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”


Demián Bichir, “A Better Life”

George Clooney, “The Descendants”

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” – WINNER

Gary Oldman, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”


Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Rooney Mara, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady” – WINNER

Michelle Williams, “My Week with Marilyn”

Supporting actor

Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”

Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”

Nick Nolte, “Warrior”

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners” – WINNER

Max von Sydow, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”

Supporting actress

Bérénice Bejo, “The Artist”

Jessica Chastain, “The Help”

Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”

Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”

Octavia Spencer, “The Help” – WINNER


Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist” – WINNER

Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”

Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”

Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”

Animated feature

“A Cat in Paris”

“Chico & Rita”

“Kung Fu Panda 2”

“Puss in Boots”

“Rango” – WINNER

Original screenplay


“Midnight in Paris” – WINNER

“Margin Call”

“A Separation”

“The Artist”

Adapted screenplay

“The Descendants” – WINNER


“The Ides of March”


“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Best foreign language

“Bullhead” (Belgium)

“Footnote” (Israel)

“In Darkness” (Poland)

“Monsieur Lazhar” (Canada)

“A Separation” (Iran) – WINNER

Art direction

“The Artist”

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

“Hugo”– WINNER

“Midnight in Paris”

“War Horse”


“The Artist”

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

“Hugo” – WINNER

“The Tree of Life”

“War Horse”

Costume design


“The Artist” – WINNER


“Jane Eyre”


Live action short film



“The Shore” – WINNER

“Time Freak”

“Tuba Atlantic”

Sound editing


“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

“Hugo” – WINNER

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

“War Horse”

Sound mixing

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

“Hugo” – WINNER


“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

“War Horse”

Animated short film


“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”  – WINNER

“La Luna”

“A Morning Stroll”

“Wild Life”

Original song

“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” – WINNER

“Real in Rio” from “Rio”

Film editing

“The Artist”

“The Descendants”

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – WINNER




“Albert Nobbs”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”

“The Iron Lady” – WINNER

Original score

“The Adventures of Tintin”

“The Artist” – WINNER


“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

“War Horse”

Documentary feature

“Hell and Back Again”

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory


“Undefeated” – WINNER

Documentary short subject

“The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement”

“God Is the Bigger Elvis”

“Incident in New Baghdad”

“Saving Face” – WINNER

“The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom”

Visual effects

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”

“Hugo” – WINNER

“Real Steel”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

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