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04/29/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  0 Comment(s)

The notion of “deleting” bad memories has been somewhat of a pop-culture wishlist staple for a long time, and was a huge plot point in the Jim Carrey/Kate Winslet film Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

In partially encouraging, partially terrifying news, scientists have identified a protein kinase in marine snails that could one day be instrumental in erasing bad memories from our recall, sparing the trauma of reliving the upsetting moments:

Scientists found they could erase long-term memories in the snails by inhibiting the activity of a specific protein kinase called PKM — molecules that chemically modify proteins.

“I think we will be able to alter memories someday to reduce the trauma from our brains,” said the study’s senior author, David Glanzman, a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology and of neurobiology.

It may seem that snail memories are far less complex than those of humans, but Glanzman says the similarities indicate promise in similar human circumstances:

“Almost all the processes that are involved in memory in the snail also have been shown to be involved in memory in the brains of mammals,” Glanzman said.

The study was published in the April 27th issue of Journal of Neuroscience.

Source: The Inquisitr

04/29/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

Thanks to my dear friend Mariana, we now have scans of Inland Empire magazine May 2011 issue:

• Magazines: Inland Empire – May 2011

04/28/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  0 Comment(s)

Leonardo DiCaprio described Kate Winslet as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, and he is not in the least exaggerating. The 35-year-old British actress has an outstanding list of film credits to her name, starring in more than 25 movies. Here are some of the highlights of her career:

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

Heavenly Creatures was Kate Winslet’s first feature film. Not only was she 17 at the time, she was also competing against 175 girls who auditioned for the role of Juliet Hulme. With her winning the part, her career as a notable movie actress took off.

Winslet plays one of two sisters who get separated by their parents who fear that their fantasy lives are becoming too intense. She and Melanie Lynskey, who plays the other sister, were so absorbed by their role that they stayed in character after the filming was done, according to director Peter Jackson.

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

First published in 1811 by the English novelist, Jane Austen, Sense And Sensibility tells the story of two daughters and their mother who are left in reduced circumstances after their father dies. Winslet plays Marianne Dashwood, one of the two daughters. Her performance earned her various awards.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Although the movie tells the story about a couple who undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories, we would not want to see Kate Winslet’s neurotic performance in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind being erased from this list. Alongside comedic actor Jim Carrey, she gives a wonderful and witty performance which proves that Winslet is capable of taking on any genre.

As a result she got nominated for an Oscar in the category, “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.” She mentioned in Empire Magazine that the movie features her own favorite performance.

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04/28/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  6 Comments

As you can see, we have a brand new layout made by my dear friend Kimberly!

I simply adore it and the colors are so refreshing!

What do you guys think of it? :)

04/28/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  0 Comment(s)

When St. John replaced Angelina Jolie with Karen Elson they made it clear they were going in search of their roots.

They’d gotten lost along the way, chasing the youth factor, hiring an actress instead of Kelly Gray to be their face and re-working their stable of classics. But now it appears as if they’ve steadied, and they’re jumping back on the A-list bandwagon. It makes sense that the first face of the new St. John would be Kate Winslet.

Winslet’s one of the few A-list actors who feels accessible — everyone loves her even though she’s gorgeous, wealthy and ridiculously talented. She’ll appeal to the classic St. John customer as well as a younger crowd, and the other brand she reps, Lancôme, is perfectly aligned with St. John.

WWD reports they’re shooting the fall ads in New Jersey, with Craig McDean, today.

Source: Elle

04/24/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  6 Comments

Kate posted a video, just yesterday, on YouTube in which she explains what pleases her so much in her actress’ job. It concludes by saying that she doesn’t know what she would have done had she not become actress, because the three things which she knows how to do in life are to act, to take care of her children and to cook.

04/23/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

Kate Winslet doesn’t travel on private jets because she wants to keep her children’s lives as normal as possible.

The 35-year-old British actress has daughter Mia, ten, from her first marriage to director Jim Threapleton and seven-year-old son Joe with estranged husband Sam Mendes.

Kate, who is renowned for her roles in blockbusters such as Titanic and The Reader, doesn’t want her Hollywood lifestyle to interfere with her kids’ upbringing.

“It’s very important to me to keep things as simple and normal as possible. They go to a regular school and I don’t ever want them to feel that there is a lifestyle difference between them and their friends because of what I do,” she told Hello! magazine. “And there really isn’t that much of a difference — it would be something if every time we got on to a plane it was a private jet, but we don’t live like that.”

The Hollywood beauty appreciates her success but is happy to forget about it when it comes to being a mother. Kate loves that her children respect her being an actress and understand everything that comes with the job.

“It’s really just about me being the mother I want to be, and not making any huge changes to our lifestyle based on my success. I give them what I feel they need from me as a mum, and the success and fame part just stays at the door,” she explained. “The kids respect the fact that I do the job. I do it because I love it, and that means a lot to me.”

Source: Musicrooms.net

04/22/2011  •  Posted By Roberta  •  2 Comments

I’ve added 992 screen captures from The Holiday Blu-ray to the gallery:

• Movies > The Holiday: Screen Captures – Blu-ray