posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 08:35pm on 31/03/2009 under ,
From E Online

Andy Hallett, who starred as Lorne ("the Host") on the TV series Angel, died of heart failure last night at age 33, according to his longtime agent and friend Pat Brady. The actor passed away at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with heart disease, with his father Dave Hallett by his side.

Hallett, from the Cape Cod village of Osterville, Mass., appeared on more than 70 episodes of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff, Angel, between 2000 and 2004. The accomplished actor was also a musician and sang two songs ("Lady Marmalade" and "It's Not Easy Being Green") on the Angel: Live Fast, Die Never soundtrack, released in 2005.

The actor's character on Angel was Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan, or Lorne for short. Hallett's Lorne was a friendly demon, who, when not assisting Angel and his team in the investigation of various and sundry underworld mysteries, served as the host and headliner at a demon bar.

Back in 2001, Hallett told our own Jen Godwin that despite constant flirtation with David Boreanaz' character Angel, and the occasional sly Elton John reference, "We don't really know if he's gay. I don't really know. It's funny, because sometimes he's right in Angel's face, and that's when I feel it the most. And viewers would probably think, hmm, what's going on here? This guy's pretty curvy."

Hallett has spent his post-Angel years working on his music career, playing shows around the country. He had been admitted to the hospital three or four times in the past few years for his heart condition, according to Pat.

Another Angel castmember, Glenn Quinn, who played Doyle in season one, passed away in 2002.

A private funeral service will be held for family and close friends in Cape Cod, most likely over this weekend.


Above and beyond I am sad that he passed his presence on Angel was always appreciated by me. Seeing that he too had heart failure makes me greateful that I have good luck with mine the last ten years. May you find something to sing about in whatever exists beyond.
Music:: One More Angel In Heaven - Andrew Lloyd Webber
location: music
Mood:: melancholy
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 09:22pm on 16/03/2009 under
I keep joking with Ann I want to renew our vows in Las Vegas with a midget Elvis officiating, but this would be better.

'Star Trek' couple beaming after winning wedding prize

It might even make Captain Kirk a little jealous.

Justin Gruba and Alissa Mellis of Troy captured 35.48% of the 1,181 votes cast in the Detroit Science Center’s “Star Trek: The Exhibition” Ultimate Wedding Package Contest to win a June wedding on the exhibit's recreated bridge of the USS Enterprise and a reception for 200 at the museum. They will also nab a Star Trek honeymoon suite at the MGM Grand Detroit.

Online voting ended today for nine couples, including Gruba and Mellis, who got engaged in the exhibit on Valentine’s Day.

“Marriage is a journey and an adventure,” the couple wrote on their application for the contest. “Like the voyage of Star Trek, we will go boldly go into an unknown future together.

"We are sure to face many challenges, especially in these difficult times but we will have courage! It would be a great honor to begin our journey through life on the bridge, a place that represents courage, hope and always a better tomorrow."
location: Neutral Zone
Mood:: jealous
Music:: Mr. Spock - Nerf Herder
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 07:29pm on 07/07/2008 under
You know every time someone talk about 4e Points of LIght, I keep thinking was George HW Bush on the design team?
Music:: Lawyers, Guns and Money - Hank Williams Jr.
location: home again jiggity jig
Mood:: silly
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 10:18am on 12/08/2006 under ,
Escapists #2 (Of 6)
Ok thats twice the shop missed this on my pull and sold out....grrrrr.

Scarlet Traces The Great Game #2 (Of 4)
The plot thickens and off to see the war on Mars. Anyone that liked League of Extraordinary Gentleman should like this.

52 Week #14
I just wish the stories werent so fragmented in this book. Rather see the whole thing concentrate on one storyline for a few issues then move on.

JSA Classified #15
The art in this is very clunky. And didnt the Gamblers daughter already enslave parts of the JSA and had them battle? And do a lot of writers use Wildcat as a focal point to JSA stories? Or is it just me?

Secret Six #3 (Of 6)
Like this book a lot. It is one of the few things that came out from Infinite Crisis that I do like.
Mood:: working
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 06:35am on 09/08/2006 under ,
52 Week #13
So how crazy has Ralph gone? Was it really Sue? And yay no Booster!

Agents Of Atlas #1 (Of 6)
Best dang book of the week. Jimmy Woo, a talking gorilla, Marvel Boy, the goddess of love, and a robot. Who could ask for more? I am really pumped about this one kids.

Moon Knight #4
I liked Taskmasters costume in the mini a couple years back. Kind of disappointed that they put him back in his original one. Looking forward to the Moon Knight vs Taskmaster fight next issue.

Mouse Guard #4 (Of 6)
Man I love this book. Very curious how he is going to wrap this all up.

Sorry this was late again, but I was at the mom-in-laws this past weekend.
Mood:: cranky
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 06:29am on 27/07/2006 under ,
52 #12
Capt Marvel is crazy? Isis is the newest member of the "Marvel Family"?

Astro City Special
Samaritan has dinner with his "Lex Luthor". Interesting and fun as usual.

Birds of Prey #96
The return of Black Alice, Black Canary goes off her diet, and Jerry Ordway cover. And maybe Batgirl?

Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre #3 (of 3)
Crispus Allen accepts he is the Spectre. Hope to see more of him. Which we will in Tales of the Unexpected coming soon.

JSA Classified #14
Stargirl, Vixen, and Gypsy team up to rescue the rest of the JSA who have been captured and mind controlled. Havent we seen this before.

Nightwing #122
Wrap-up of the whole Jason Todd storyline. Bleah.

All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #7
Man-killer, Mr Sinister, Modok, and both Mandarins.

Strangers in Paradise #83
Seven more to go. We will see if he actually has an ending in mind.
Mood:: sleepy
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 09:11pm on 13/07/2006 under ,
Escapists #1 (Of 6)
Store was sold out before I got there. Dang it!

Scarlet Traces The Great Game #1 (Of 4)
Wow this was strong first issue. Glad to see this story continued after all this time.

52 Week #10
Clark Kent pulls a Lois Lane. And who is Supernova? Capt Marvel maybe?

Dmz #9
Another strong issue for Brian Wood.

Knights Of The Dinner Table #116
Here honey here is your comic.

Thunderbolts #104
Color me curious what Zemo is really up to....

Alter Ego #60
Try it youll like it.
Mood:: weird
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 06:01pm on 12/07/2006 under , ,
Marvel does something I like for a frigging change, something that isnt a civil war, or a house of crap, or letting Bendis do what ever the hell he wants. They relaunch a good solid book. And this time it gets some promotion. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact the Spider-girl digests sell so well?

SPIDER-GIRL RETURNS IN AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL )
Mood:: excited
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 12:26am on 11/07/2006 under ,
Sorry this is so late again thought I had posted already.


52 #9
First appearance of the new Batwoman. The art in this issue looks rushed and amateurish.

Fables Vol 7 Arabian Nights (and Days)
It was fun to see what Willingham did with Middle Eastern Fables. Frau Totenkinder is becoming my favorite character in this book.

Secret Six #2 (of 6)
Damn this book is fun. But then I have liked just about anything with Deadshot in it since John Ostrander used him in the Suicide Squad. And have you heard the rumors that the Suicide Squad may be getting the Showcase reprints treatment? Woo! HOO!

Beyond #1 (of 6)
Mainly got this because I like Wayne Mc Duffie's writing. Odd mixture of characters. See if the second issue does more to hook me. I really didnt like the original Secret Wars.

Last Planet Standing #5 (of 5)
Defalco wrote himself out of a corner though the final fate of Galactus felt kind of wonky to me.

Moon Knight #3
Missed this when it came out. Is it me or is David Finch channeling Bill Sienkiewicz? Sure looks like in some of the little touches he has been adding.

Uncanny X-men #475
Bought this to see if Brubaker could hook me on a mainstream X-book. So far... the magic eightball says "Try again later". I think part of it that Billy Tan's art reminds me of Micheal Turner's too much.
Mood:: working
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 09:00pm on 26/06/2006 under ,
52 Week #7
So is Montoya going to be the new Batwoman?

All Star Superman #4
Grant Morrison made Jimmy Olsen cool.

Birds Of Prey #95
Ok good the Shiva subplot is over. Can we say Thank you?

Flash The Fastest Man Alive #1
A very muddled mess especially if you havent read DC comics for years.

JSA Classified #13
Nice conclusion to the story arc. I thought that Alan Scott was sporting an eyepatch these days....

Dork Tower #34
Great stuff as usual from John Kovalic. A nice everyman's history of gaming.

Knights Of The Dinner Table #115
Here Ann this I only get for you anymore.

Eternals #1 (Of 6)
Storyline paced for publication in TPB, but annoyingly so. I like Gaiman's reinterpretation of the classic characters.

Last Planet Standing #4 (Of 5)
OK this book is going way over the top but its fun too watch.
Mood:: geeky

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