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Comments Off | Posted by Chuck Doud on November 4, 2011

I am the PAPA-razzi!  For those of you who frequent my FACEBOOK page, you know I always travel with my camera.
A long time ago when Charlie (he’s 7 now) and Theresa (5 going on 20) were born, when people gave advice, I listened.

The phrase I seemed to hear most often was “Take Lots of Pictures…I wish I did”…and I listened.   I don’t have a 800.00 camera, with
fangled buttons, multiple lenses, and dozens of knobs and switches.  I tried that route and it seemed every time there was a
photo opportunity, I was rifling through a bag to get the correct lens and by the time I pieced it all together…everyone was gone.

So, I did my research and found you can get a fantastic camera for about $200.00…and most of the high end pictures were
processed with programs like Picasa on the free line,  PhotoshopLE, and my favorite, Adobe Lightroom.  You see, in these programs
I learned to edit the photos…bring up the black, add filtering, etc…and an addiction was born.

People often tell me “You should take pictures as a second income” but, I will never do that…for I have a history of turning things
I love into jobs…and once you’ve done that more than a few times, you learn nothing sucks the fun out of a project like taking
someone’s money and in doing so, surrendering your own vision for someone who essentially wants to be ‘the hands’ of an operation
rather than buying what you make as it is….of course, I am not slighting photographers that make a living taking photographs…
but unless people wanted to buy pictures of my kids, I would stink at doing it as a job!  :)

So a coupla weeks back I took the kids to the Rec Center….kids like to explore and normally this is a pain…
However, when I chased them down with their pals, there they were amongst the trees like something out
of the old story of Peter Pan in Neverland.  Luckily, I had my camera with me and this is what transpired.

When I got home and went to bed after dinner, movies, and a quick game of flashlight theater (look…a bunny!)….
I loaded my card in to the Imac and WOW…

So thanks for all that advice on “remembering to take pictures”….and I advise any new parent to do the same.
Sure, sometimes it drives my kids nuts but, hey, it’s my house…and in it…there is always a fully charged set of
batteries with a camera ready to go!

–Chuck

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Comments Off | Posted by HollyWooWoo Report on November 2, 2011

David Arquette leaves `Dancing With the Stars’

It was the last tango for David Arquette. He was dismissed last night from DWTS. He finished three points ahead of last-place dancer Nancy Grace, a fan favorite. Justin Bieber performed “Never Say Never” and the Christmas song “Fa La La” with Boyz II Men.

Lindsay Lohan Probation Violation Judge Planning Jail Sentence 30 Days

Legal sources in the L.A. court say Lindsay Lohan can expect a 30-day jail sentence today for probation violation. The good news: the jails are over-crowded, so she’ll probably be out in a week. She is a non-violent offender. She is not expected to get house arrest again.

Divorce #1: Kardashian apologizes to fans for failed marriage

Kim Kardashian posted comments on her website about her failed marriage. She apologized to fans, admitting she got caught up in the filming of her wedding show. She wanted to end the relationship before the wedding. None of the posts mentions Kris Humphries.

Divorce #2: Zooey Deschanel separates from musician husband

Actress Zooey Deschanel and her husband, musician Ben Gibbard, are breaking up after 2 years. The split is described by their publicist as “amicable.” She stars in the Fox sitcom “New Girl.” Gibbard is the lead singer of the rock band Death Cab for Cutie.

Divorce #3: Nicolas Cage’s Son Files For Divorce

Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston has filed for divorce from his wife, Nikki Williams. He cites irreconcilable difference. They were both arrested for domestic violence against each other after they tied the knot. He is asking the court to not award any spousal support to Nikki.

Justin Bieber rep: Baby claims are malicious and false

Justin Bieber has strongly denied claims he has fathered a fan’s child. A 20-year-old California woman has filed a paternity lawsuit. She says they were together backstage after a concert in L.A. Mariah Yeater wants financial support for a 3-month-old boy.

Kim K Donating $200k Instead of Returning Wedding Gifts

The guests who attended Kim Kardashian’s wedding won’t be getting their gifts back. Instead, she’s making a $200,000 donation to the Dream Foundation. Meanwhile, Kris Humphries is back home in Minnesota, “devastated,” and “trying to process it all.”

Marc Anthony, Chris Brown to perform at AMAs

Marc Anthony, Chris Brown and LMFAO have been booked to perform at the American Music Awards. Previously announced acts include Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pitbull and Maroon 5. The show is Nov 20 on ABC.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt asked to present an Oscar together

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have been asked to present an Oscar together at next year’s Academy Awards. Their friend, Brett Ratner, is producing the show. Brad and Jen divorced in 2005. Word is, they’re considering it. Brad has to get permission from Angelina Jolie.

Seinfeld to co-host ‘Live’ with Ripa

Jerry Seinfeld will guest host on “Live!” after Regis Philbin leaves Nov 18. He’ll guest host 3 episodes, starting Nov 21. A permanent replacement for Philbin has not yet been announced. The show is being re-titled “Live! With Kelly.”

Adele is new ‘Cosmo’ cover girl

Adele goes glam on the cover of the December issue of Cosmo, hitting stands Nov. 8. She talks record deals, boyfriends and favorite singers. Her favorites are Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Meanwhile, her doctors say she will be able to sing again after vocal cord surgery.

Selena Gomez Wants Glee Role

Selena Gomez wants to guest star in ‘Glee’ or ‘Gossip Girl.” She worked with Cory Monteith and Leighton Meester in the new movie ‘Monte Carlo.’ She told both stars to nudge their casting directors into sending her an invite. She just ended her series on Disney.

Ex-’X Factor’ singer says deal cut for his exit

Former “The X Factor” contestant Dexter Haygood said he wasn’t allowed to perform the rock music he knows. Instead, producers told him to sing pop. He asked out, & was let go last week. He was paid $750. He said, “I was treated more like a character than an artist.”

McCoy Illness Prompts Gym Class Heroes To Scrap Tour Dates

Gym Class Heroes have been forced to scrap the remaining dates on their North American tour. Frontman Travie McCoy is recovering from illness. The band hit the road with co-headliners The Dirty Heads at the beginning of October. The November shows are axed.

Rihanna: ‘docs worried she’s overdoing it’

Rihanna has been warned to stop burning the candle at both ends. She was forced to cancel a gig in Sweden after being hospitalized with flu. She’s partying, performing and recording her new album. Her doctors told her to get some rest, or risk a more serious illness.

Hugh Grant becomes a dad, but mother undisclosed

Hugh Grant has become a father for the first time after a brief fling. The identity of the baby’s mother is not being disclosed, but they are on friendly terms. The baby is a girl. Lately, Grant has been on a crusade against British tabloids for cell phone hacking.

Singer Charice calls for justice for slain father

Charice of the hit TV show “Glee” has appealed for justice for her father. He was stabbed to death with an ice pick in her Philippine hometown Monday. Police offered a reward and are hunting for the suspect, whom they know.  She has cancelled the rest of her concert tour.

Martinez to be Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

Iraq War veteran, actor and “DWTS” contestant J.R. Martinez is the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade Grand Marshal. He will also toss the coin before the 98th Rose Bowl Game   Jan 2. Martinez is best known for his inspiring messages of “hope and possibility.”

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