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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ashley Judd, Jody Demling & Eric Crawford on Calipari hire at UK, its effect on recruiting, and on UK-Louisville rivalry

After the shellacking we took last year on national TV, I only
hope that by the time IU plays UK in December on CBS-TV,
that we will have a team that will be both competitive and

If the beautiful and beguiling Phi Beta Kappa Ashley says
"thumbs up" for Coach Calipari at UK, then that's good
enough for me!

Louisville Courier-Journal recruiting writer and blogger Jody
Demling tells us what John Calipari's move to Lexington
means for recruits committed to both UK and Memphis.

Louisville Courier-Journal sports columnist Eric Crawford on
the effect of the Calipari hire on the UK-Louisville rivalry.

Ashley Judd in South Africa
Conde Nast Traveler,
September 2005
Ashley Judd's Big Mission (And New Best Friend)


Ashley Judd
GLAMOUR, August 2006;
EXCLUSIVE! Ashley Judd -Her perfect life was a lie: "I needed help."


Ashley Judd
REDBOOK, November 2007
Ashley Judd -How her painful breakdown deepened her faith


The Enigma of Ashley Judd
Beautiful and beguiling, thoughtful and talented, Ashley is THE thinking-man's Phi Beta Kappa 'parallel universe' wife, the Wildcat yang to my Hoosier-by-choice ying.
South Beach Hoosier wants SO badly for Ashley's enormous potential in Victor Nuñez's wonderful 1993 film, "Ruby in Paradise," to be fully realized and appreciated.

Though I like Kate Bosworth as an actress, is there anyone who saw "Superman Returns" who doesn't agree that casting Ashley as Lois Lane would've made that a MUCH more nuanced film, and given the audience a reason to think it was at all logical for Clark/Superman to STILL be in love with her, even after his return and finding her married and with a kid?

Backstory on this great photo from 1998-99, LONG one of my favorites, at the UK Ice Hockey team's website

To be honest, my favorite magazine cover of Ashley's when she was on the cover of Kentucky Monthly magazine from November of 1998, wearing that classic UK blue Wildcats jersey.

It was phenomenal, as you can get a hint of below, and was sent to me at home in Arlington from a good friend who not only knew how much I liked Ashley, but who was, herself,
also a Kappa Kappa Gamma like Ashley, albeit from IU and not UK!


The 1979 NCAA title game between Michigan State and Indiana State will be shown on CBS College Sports, DirecTV Chanel 613 on Sunday from 6-8 p.m, 10 p.m.-Midnight and on Monday from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m..

That same network will be liberally airing some of their thirty-minute Hardwood Heavens programs over the weekend with some episodes of particular note to me and some of the folks who come over to this site and to South Beach Hoosier frequently.

Louisville's Freedom Hall on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Monday night at midnight

UK's Rupp Arena on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and Monday night at 11 p.m.

IU's Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m., which directly follows the UK segment.

Finally, before the NCAA national semifinals start later in the day, don't pass up the chance to see the Big City Classic from The Meadowlands, featuring some of the traditional lacrosse powers.

UVA's #1 ranked lacrosse team play UNC on Saturday in the first game from Noon-2 p.m. on ESPNU.

I caught last weekend's seven-overtime victory over Maryland in Charlottesville and it was epic.

I got exhausted just watching it, and even noticed that ESPNU botched the replay of the game later -when I was taping it for my nieces- by putting some of the overtimes out of sequence.

The second game featuring Syracuse and Princeton gets under way around 2 p.m., though there'll probably be a break between the games.

It'll be interesting to see if the #1 Cavaliers can keep their energy levels up throughout this game, which won't be repeated on ESPNU, since I double-checked.

U of I's Assembly Hall on Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday at midnight

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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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