Posts Tagged ‘Tom Cruise’

Ask The Eye What Would Stacee Jaxx Do?

September 13, 2013

Dear Eye View

I’m a 50-year-old photographer. I married my college sweetheart and we’ve been happily married for almost 30 years. We have two grown children who are doing well. About four years ago, my wife had breast cancer, a mastectomy, and chemotherapy. It was traumatic and after her treatment she told me that she was no longer interested in sex. I figured the experience, understandably, might make her shy away from intimacy for a while. I’ve said that I still love her more than anyone in the world, and that she’s beautiful to me, which is true. From time to time, I’ve told her that I miss intimacy with her. She’s thanked me for the compliment, but it hasn’t gone any further than that.  As a  photographer, I’m asked to take pictures of rock bands. Three weeks ago I was at a club and a twentysomething man walked up to me. He said, “This band has a large gay following. Are you gay?” I said, “No. I’m married. I’m just here to take photos.” He said, “Well, I think you’re hot. If you’re bi-curious, my apartments is nearby.” Nothing like that had ever happened to me before. He was young, and handsome. I thought, “Why not? I found it to be interesting and enjoyable, but not something I’d been longing for all of my life. What I did I find that I longed for was the passion. Three times that night, he said, “You are such a sexy man.” No one had ever said to me before and I keep hearing those words in my head. Since then, I’ve had a bunch of conflicted feelings. I feel sad about betraying my wife. I also keep scanning crowds to see if I can find that guy again. I don’t think that it’s the sex that I want, so much as the passion and appreciation. I would like to find some way to explain my feelings to my wife, but I can’t tell her about the one-night stand. She’s not homophobic, but the fact that I’ve strayed outside of marriage would be painful for her. Your thoughts? Confused

Dear Confused

I understand your concern. The rock and roll life can get a little strange. Often when I am at the cross roads of a decision I ask myself,what would Stacee Jaxx do? Best to stay with your wife. Otherwise it could get a little hairy.

Hope this helps





EyeView Hollywood, Wooing Process Used To Sign Tom Cruise In Top Gun

January 24, 2013

“Top Gun” was the biggest box-office hit of 1986 and remains one of the most-loved movies of that decade. Its success catapulted Tom Cruise to superstardom, and he is still one of the most famous faces on the planet. But would either have happened if Cruise hadn’t changed his mind after initially turning down the lead role? “Tom was our first choice,” Bruckheimer told me. “I don’t think we ever went out to anybody else, and it took a wooing process to get him.”

It took wooing process to get Tom Cruise interested in Top Gun.

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Book Of Mormon Wins 9 Tonys, South Park Dudes Thinking About Their Next Project

June 13, 2011

NEW YORK – A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn’t even eligible still managed to cast a shadow — well, shall we make that a web? — over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane “The Book of Mormon” reigned supreme.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the Emmy Award-winning “South Park,” collaborated with Robert Lopez, who co-wrote the Tony-winning “Avenue Q.” Collecting the best musical prize, Parker said he’d be remiss if he didn’t thank his late book co-writer — Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon church.

“You did it, Joseph! You got the Tony!” Parker said, looking skyward.

Parker did mention they had an idea for the lead entertainer in their next planned musical.



A New Police Software Allows For Criminal Profiling, PreCrime Division A Matter Of Time

August 25, 2010

New crime prediction software being rolled out in the nation’s capital should reduce not only the murder rate, but the rate of many other crimes as well.

Developed by Richard Berk, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, the software is already used in Baltimore and Philadelphia to predict which individuals on probation or parole are most likely to murder and to be murdered.In his latest version, the one being implemented in D.C., Berk goes even further, identifying the individuals most likely to commit crimes other than murder.

If the software proves successful, it could influence sentencing recommendations and bail amounts.

“When a person goes on probation or parole they are supervised by an officer. The question that officer has to answer is ‘what level of supervision do you provide?'” said Berk.

It used to be that parole officers used the person’s criminal record, and their good judgment, to determine that level.

“This research replaces those seat-of-the-pants calculations,” he said.

Murders, despite their frequent appearance on cop dramas and the evening news, are rare crimes. On average there is one murder for every 100,000 people. Even among high-risk groups the murder rate is one in 100. Trying to predict such a rare event is very difficult, so difficult that many researchers deemed it impossible.

Beginning several years ago, the researchers assembled a dataset of more than 60,000 various crimes, including homicides. Using an algorithm they developed, they found a subset of people much more likely to commit homicide when paroled or probated. Instead of finding one murderer in 100, the UPenn researchers could identify eight future murderers out of 100.

Software will allow for startup of Federal Precrime Division. More Washington intrusion generating Minority Reports.