Jennifer Marie Morrison is an American actress, model and director. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the drama series House. She has portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosbys love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother, Winona Kirk, Kirk in the 2009 science fiction film Star Trek, and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior. Morrison was born in Chicago and grew up in Arlington Heights and she is the oldest of three children, her sister, Julia, is a singer-songwriter and music therapist, and her brother, Daniel, is a high school band director. Her father, David L. Morrison, is a music teacher. Morrison attended South Middle School, and graduated from Prospect High School in 1997 and she was friends with writer Ian Brennan. She was an All-State clarinet player in the marching band, sang in the choir. She attended Loyola University Chicago where she majored in Theatre and minored in English and she studied at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company before moving to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.
Morrison started her career as a model, appearing in print advertisements for JCPenney and Montgomery Ward. She was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids with basketball star, Michael Jordan, Morrison made her feature film debut at the age of 14 in the 1994 film Intersection, and appeared as Samantha in Stir of Echoes. Morrisons first leading role came in the 2000 film Urban Legends, Final Cut, and she has gone on to appear in films including Grind, Surviving Christmas. In 2004, Morrison won the role of immunologist Dr. Allison Cameron on House and she played this role for the first six seasons of the show, from 2004 to 2009. Morrisons character left in 2009 in an episode called Teamwork, camerons story concluded at this point. Morrison returned in Season 8 for the series finale Everybody Dies in 2012, in 2006, Morrison starred in and produced the independent film Flourish. She is one of the producers that found Glee during its early draft and brought it to attention of writer Ryan Murphy, who adapted it into a television series.
Morrison did not stay involved creatively, but is credited as a producer on the first season for her involvement in finding it. In 2007, Morrison appeared as Kirce James in the computer game Command & Conquer 3, Tiberium Wars and her film projects that year included Big Stan and The Murder of Princess Diana, a television film based on the book of the same name by Noel Botham. Produced by Lifetime and Working Title Television, Morrison portrays an American journalist, Rachel, in 2009, Morrison returned to the big screen, appearing in the opening scene of J. J. Abrams Star Trek reboot as James T. Kirks mother, Winona
Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons from 2005 to 2009, and a fifth season in 2017. The series was produced by Adelstein-Parouse Productions, in association with Original Television, along with creator Paul Scheuring, the series is executive produced by Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Neal H. Moritz, and Brett Ratner who directed the pilot episode. The series theme music, composed by Ramin Djawadi, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2006, the series was originally turned down by Fox in 2003, which was concerned about the long-term prospects of such a series. Following the popularity of serialized prime time television series Lost and 24, the first season received generally positive reviews, and performed well in the ratings. The first season was planned for a 13-episode run, but was extended to include an extra nine episodes due to its popularity. In the United States, all four seasons have been released on DVD, the success of the series has inspired short videos for mobile phones, several official tie-ins in print and on the Internet, as well as a video game.
A spin-off series, Prison Break, Proof of Innocence, was produced exclusively for mobile phones, the series has spawned an official magazine and a tie-in novel. The fourth season of Prison Break returned from its mid-season break in a new timeslot on April 17,2009, two additional episodes, titled The Old Ball and Chain and Free were produced, and were transformed into a standalone feature, titled The Final Break. The events of this take place before the last scene of the series finale. The feature was released on DVD and Blu-ray July 21,2009, a nine-episode fifth season was announced by Fox in January 2016 and debuted on April 4,2017, and airs on Tuesdays at 9,00 pm. The first season follows the rescue of Lincoln Burrows, who is accused of murdering Terrence Steadman, Lincoln is sentenced to death and is incarcerated in Fox River State Penitentiary where he awaits his execution. Lincolns brother, brilliant structural engineer Michael Scofield, is convinced of Lincolns innocence, in order to gain access to Fox River, Michael commits an armed robbery which results in his being sentenced to Fox River.
The brothers fight to ward off the execution is aided by their lifelong friend Veronica Donovan, they are hindered by covert agents, members of an organization known as The Company. The Company was responsible for framing Lincoln, and they did so because of Lincolns father Aldo Burrows, the second season begins eight hours after the escape, focusing mainly on the eight escapees. Series creator Paul Scheuring describes the season as The Fugitive times eight. The fugitives split up and journey to locations across the country with the authorities close behind them as they pursue their individual goals. Brad Bellick gets fired from the prison where he worked as the main guard, several of the escapees reunite in search of a large cache of money buried long ago by another Fox River inmate, Charles Westmoreland. Federal agent Alexander Mahone is assigned to track down and capture the eight fugitives, but is revealed to be working for The Company, which wants all eight men dead
Max Payne (film)
Max Payne is a 2008 Canadian-American neo-noir action thriller film based on the video game series of the same name developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. It was written by Beau Thorne and directed by John Moore, the film stars Mark Wahlberg in the title role as Max Payne, Mila Kunis as Mona Sax, Ludacris as Jim Bravura, and Beau Bridges as BB Hensley. The film revolves around revenge, centering on a journey through New York Citys criminal underworld, as he investigates the deaths of his wife. Filming took place between March and May 2008, extensive visual effects were used in many scenes throughout the film. Max Payne was released on October 16,2008 in Australia, reviews in the U. S. were mostly negative for the lack of character development and originality among numerous differences from the video game on which it is based. Despite the negative reviews, the film was able to take the top spot in the box office in its opening weekend, Max Payne was released for home video on January 20,2009.
Detective Max Payne is a veteran in the Cold Case Unit of the New York City Police Department. He is consumed with investigating and finding the murderer of his wife Michelle, Maxs snitch, supplies information that leads Max to three drug addicts in an empty train station. They attempt to rob Max in a bathroom, Max interrogates one of them about his family’s murder, while one of the drug addicts runs away he is attacked by shadowy, winged man-creatures and is hit by a train. At Trevors apartment, Max meets Natasha Sax, who gets into an argument with her sister, when Natasha storms off, Max searches for her in the back where partiers are using the drug Valkyr. Max is silently confronted by Jack Lupino, but Natasha takes Max back to the party, Max notices Natasha’s tattoos and wants information about them, so he invites her back to his apartment. However, when Natasha tries to seduce Max, she makes comments about his wife. Natasha leaves through an alley, and is attacked by the shadow creatures.
The next morning Natasha is found dead, and Maxs wallet is discovered at the crime scene, Max becomes the prime suspect in the case, with his old partner, Alex Balder, taking part in the investigation. Alex notices the tattoo on Natashas arm is similar to one found in the file of Maxs wife. Alex tries to contact Max, but getting no response, he leaves for Maxs apartment. When Max arrives home, he finds the door ajar and his place a mess, Alex lies dead inside, and as Max investigates, he is knocked unconscious from behind. Max wakes up in a hospital with his trusted friend BB Hensley, his fathers partner in the NYPD
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line created by Hasbro. The film, which combines animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay. It is the first installment of the live-action Transformers film series, the film was produced by Don Murphy and Tom DeSanto. They developed the project in 2003, and DeSanto wrote a treatment, Steven Spielberg came on board the following year, hiring Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman to write the screenplay. Armed Forces and General Motors loaned vehicles and aircraft during filming, hasbros promotional campaign for the film included deals with hundreds of companies. Advertising included a viral marketing campaign, coordinated releases of prequel comic books and books, as well as product placement deals with GM, Burger King, and eBay. The film won four awards from the Visual Effects Society and was nominated for three Academy Awards, for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Visual Effects. LaBeoufs performance was praised by Empire, and Cullens reprisal of Optimus Prime from the 1980s television series was received by fans.
A sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, was released on June 24,2009, a third film, Dark of the Moon, was released on June 29,2011, in 3-D and went on to gross over $1 billion. A fourth entry, Age of Extinction, was released on June 27,2014, a fifth installment, titled Transformers, The Last Knight, is scheduled for a June 23,2017 release. Several thousand years ago, the planet Cybertron was consumed by a war by the two Transformer factions, the Autobots led by Optimus Prime and the Decepticons led by Megatron. Optimus jettisoned the AllSpark, an artifact that brings life to the planet, into space. Megatron crashed in the Arctic Circle and froze, and was discovered in 1895 by explorer Archibald Witwicky, Witwicky activated Megatron’s navigational system, which scanned the AllSpark’s coordinates into his glasses. The glasses end up in the possession of his great-great-grandson Sam Witwicky, in the present, Sam buys his first car, a rusting Chevrolet Camaro, but discovers it has a life of its own. In modern Qatar, Blackout attacks and destroys a United States military base in a attempt to hack the military network to find information on Megatron.
A team of Army Rangers led by Captain William Lennox escape across the desert and they fight Scorponok off, aided by aerial reinforcements, and travel home with Scorponok’s stinger, discovering sabot rounds damaged the armor. At the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense John Keller leads the investigation into the attack, Sound analyst Maggie Madsen catches another Decepticon, hacking into the network while onboard Air Force One. While the hack is thwarted, Frenzy downloads files on Archibald’s glasses, tracking down Sam with Barricade, disguised as a police car
Wisin & Yandel
Wisin & Yandel are a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, composed of Juan Luis Morera Luna and Llandel Veguilla Malavé. They started their career in 1998 and have been together since, winning several awards during that time, including a Grammy in 2009, being the first, in late 2013, they announced to take a pause in their careers as a duo, after their Líderes tour. According to Yandel, they have not disbanded, in 1998, Wisin & Yandel participated in the album No Fear 3, produced by DJ Dicky as well as on the compilation album La Misión Vol.1, edited by Fresh Productions label. The success of this led the label to produce Los Reyes del Nuevo Milenio. From that moment the duo started a successful career and they continued posting new topics in the successive editions of La Misión and recorded three new albums, De Nuevos a Viejos, Mi Vida. My Life and De Otra Manera, all of which were certified gold, the duo received the Tu Música Award for Best Rap/Reggaeton Duo in 2002. In 2004, the duo released two solo efforts, El Sobreviviente by Wisin and Quien Contra Mí by Yandel, which sparked speculation about a possible separation.
Sales of the albums were unimpressive, and the duo remained together, the duo started their own label under the name of WY Records. In 2005, they released their first album under it, Pal Mundo, the album reached international status when it reached countries like China and some European countries. The album peaked at #1 on Billboards Top Latin Albums and was certified gold by RIAA, on November 7,2007, Wisin & Yandel released the album Los Extraterrestres, which featured collaborations with international artists like Eve and Fat Joe. The album was received positively by the Puerto Rican media, with mainstream newspaper Primera Hora awarding it a score of 4 out of 5, the review praised the fusion of styles found in the album, claiming that the production continued the musical evolution found in its predecessors. Following the release of Los Extraterrestres the duo commenced an international promotional tour, after organizing concerts throughout Latin America and Europe, Wisin & Yandel noted that they would like to expand their markets to Africa and Australia.
Wisin & Yandel participated in the ceremonies of the 2008 Viña del Mar Festival. The tickets for the event sold out, which the duo described as a real honor, on June 2,2008, the duo began a tour to promote Wisin vs. Yandel, Los Extraterrestres, Otra Dimensión, visiting several radio stations in Puerto Rico. In June 2008, Wisin & Yandel participated in the 2008 edition of New York Citys Puerto Rican Day Parade, on June 12,2008, they traveled to Los Angeles to attend the BMI Latin Awards, in which they received a nomination for Writer of the Year. Later they received four Juventud Awards and they made a guest appearance in an album titled Caribbean Connection released on June 24,2008. The production featured several Latin American artists including Daddy Yankee, Don Omar and Hector El Father along Jamaican musicians like Inner Circle, Bounty Killer, Elephant Man, on July 19,2008, the duo made a presentation before a sold-out crowd in Venezuela. The duet were selected to perform in KQ Live Concert on September 27,2008, organized by KQ105 FM, which included several Puerto Rican and Latin American artists
The Benchwarmers is a 2006 American sports-comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. It stars Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder and it is produced by Revolution Studios and Happy Madison Productions and is distributed by Columbia Pictures. When a nerdy boy named Nelson and his friends are kicked off a baseball diamond by a team of bullies, Gus. When Gus and Clark return with Richie to play again and get back their feel for the game, Gus challenges the bullies to play them for the field, and the three friends, despite Clark and Richies poor abilities, win the game. Days later, one of Clark and Richies bullies, challenges them to another game with his team. The winners will be given access to a new baseball park that he is building. Wanting to capture the spirit and fun they never had when they were kids and they prepare to compete with all the other teams, despite the fact that they are three adults squaring off against nine kids per team. At the semi-final game, the teams coach Wayne bribes the umpire by entering a 50-year-old Dominican man Carlos into the league claiming him to be 12 years old.
Carlos proves to be a professional, purposely stepping on Gus hand at one point to injure it too much for him to pitch, taking advantage, the bullies expose Gus secret to the public, resulting in Gus getting kicked out of the team. However, on his wife Lizs advice, Gus sincerely apologizes to Marcus, Gus re-joins the team, announcing that Marcus is the Benchwarmers new third-base coach. In the final game, Gus and Richie do not play, they let a team of Nelson and other children play, to give them a chance to compete. In the final inning, the Benchwarmers are losing, but Jerrys team sees that the Benchwarmers are having fun playing the game anyway despite losing. Seeing how heartless and uncaring Jerry is and realizing the true spirit of the game, they decide to let Nelson hit the ball, and let him score a run, saying that Jerry is the loser. The Benchwarmers storm the field, celebrating the fact that they were not shut out, the Benchwarmers celebrate at Pizza Hut where Richie and Clark manage to get girlfriends, and Gus celebrates as he will become a father.
Jon Moscot Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Chapman Avenue, Simi Valley, Los Angeles and 33583 Mulholland Hwy and it received an 11% on Rotten Tomatoes. Over the years however, the film has managed to grow a cult following. Despite negative reviews, the film was a box office success, in its opening weekend, the film grossed $19.6 million, ranking second at the North American box office. The film grossed $59,843,754 domestically and $5,113,537 in foreign markets, the Benchwarmers at the Internet Movie Database The Benchwarmers at Box Office Mojo The Benchwarmers at Rotten Tomatoes The Benchwarmers at Metacritic David Spade interview for The Benchwarmers
Early Edition is an American television drama series that aired on CBS broadcast network from September 28,1996 to May 27,2000. Created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q, and Vik Rubenfeld, the series starred actor Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson, and featured many real Chicago locations over the course of the series run. Despite fan efforts to save the show, it was cancelled in May 2000, fan conventions about the show were held for multiple years, and CBS Home Entertainment released the first and second seasons on the DVD format in the United States in 2008 and 2009. Often, Gary doesnt wish to be saddled with the responsibility of performing these deeds, the paper effectively presents him with many Sophies choices, where he must choose between helping different people in need of assistance. The first season begins by showing Hobson coming home from his job as a stockbroker, upon taking up residence in the Blackstone Hotel, Hobson begins receiving a copy of the Chicago Sun-Times, accompanied by The Cat every morning.
Slowly, Hobson realizes the papers contents reflect events that are to happen during that day, after deciding to use his knowledge of the future only for good, Hobson is soon consumed by trying to prevent tragedies and help people, leading him to quit his job. During the season, Chuck consistently tries to use The Paper to make money, by the seasons end, Gary has begun to uncover some of the mystery surrounding the paper, including confirmation that a man named Lucius Snow received the paper from the cat before him. Season two continues Hobsons adventures with the paper and his friends, Detective Crumb sometimes joins Gary and Marissa after retiring from the police force. Gary is working part-time at McGintys as a bartender, despite being closer to the paper, Crumb does not want to know how Gary gets his so-called hunches, and never learns of the paper. At the end of two, Chuck leaves the show as a regular character, leading to some major changes in season three. Within the course of the series, Gary discovers that a few other people share his gift of receiving a newspaper early, on some occasions, he is given the ability to wake up in another time to change the past.
People who encounter Gary often strongly suspect that he has a secret, during the course of the series, it is never clearly stated where the paper comes from. In one episode, Gary meets the group of people responsible for giving him the Paper. Nothing much is revealed about them except that they have some sort of supernatural abilities, in season four, episode 20, Time, it is briefly explained why Gary started receiving the paper. Apparently, he was given the responsibility by Lucius Snow, after Snow saved Garys life when Gary was a child, the responsibility is represented by a pocket knife imprinted with the initials of the person next to receive the paper. The initials mysteriously change every time the current person decides on a new person to receive the responsibility, the origin of Early Edition stems from a collaborative idea between writers Vik Rubenfeld and Pat Page. After meeting each other while playing volleyball in Manhattan Beach, while talking on the phone one day, they each contributed key parts for the idea of Early Edition.
Rubenfeld believed the idea was more suited to television than a film, noting that
Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea. It is an archipelago that includes the island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller ones such as Mona, Culebra. The capital and most populous city is San Juan and its official languages are Spanish and English, though Spanish predominates. The islands population is approximately 3.4 million, Puerto Ricos rich history, tropical climate, diverse natural scenery, renowned traditional cuisine, and attractive tax incentives make it a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Four centuries of Spanish colonial government transformed the ethnic and physical landscapes primarily with waves of African captives, and Canarian. In the Spanish imperial imagination, Puerto Rico played a secondary, in 1898, following the Spanish–American War, the United States appropriated Puerto Rico together with most former Spanish colonies under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.
Puerto Ricans are natural-born citizens of the United States, Puerto Rico does not have a vote in the United States Congress, which governs the territory with full jurisdiction under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. As a U. S. territory, American citizens residing on the island are disenfranchised at the level and may not vote for president. However, Congress approved a constitution, allowing U. S. citizens on the territory to elect a governor. A fifth referendum will be held in June 2017, with only Statehood, in early 2017, the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis posed serious problems for the government. The outstanding bond debt that had climbed to $70 billion or $12,000 per capita at a time with 12. 4% unemployment, the debt had been increasing during a decade long recession. Puerto Ricans often call the island Borinquen – a derivation of Borikén, its indigenous Taíno name, the terms boricua and borincano derive from Borikén and Borinquen respectively, and are commonly used to identify someone of Puerto Rican heritage.
The island is known in Spanish as la isla del encanto. Columbus named the island San Juan Bautista, in honor of Saint John the Baptist, eventually traders and other maritime visitors came to refer to the entire island as Puerto Rico, while San Juan became the name used for the main trading/shipping port and the capital city. The islands name was changed to Porto Rico by the United States after the Treaty of Paris of 1898, the anglicized name was used by the US government and private enterprises. The name was changed back to Puerto Rico by a joint resolution in Congress introduced by Félix Córdova Dávila in 1931, the ancient history of the archipelago known today as Puerto Rico is not well known. The scarce archaeological findings and early Spanish scholarly accounts from the colonial era constitute the basis of knowledge about them. The first comprehensive book on the history of Puerto Rico was written by Fray Íñigo Abbad y Lasierra in 1786, the first settlers were the Ortoiroid people, an Archaic Period culture of Amerindian hunters and fishermen who migrated from the South American mainland
American Broadcasting Company
The network is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City. There are additional offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Burbank. Since 2007, when ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC originally launched on October 12,1943, as a radio network, separated from and serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS, in the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop, in 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABCs assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company. The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States, most Canadians have access to at least one U. S.
ABC News provides news and features content for radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting. In the 1930s, radio in the United States was dominated by three companies, the Columbia Broadcasting System, the Mutual Broadcasting System and the National Broadcasting Company. The last was owned by electronics manufacturer Radio Corporation of America, in 1938, the FCC began a series of investigations into the practices of radio networks and published its report on the broadcasting of network radio programs in 1940. The report recommended that RCA give up control of either NBC Red or NBC Blue, at that time, the NBC Red Network was the principal radio network in the United States and, according to the FCC, RCA was using NBC Blue to eliminate any hint of competition. Once Mutuals appeals against the FCC were rejected, RCA decided to sell NBC Blue in 1941, the newly separated NBC Red and NBC Blue divided their respective corporate assets. Investment firm Dillon, Read & Co. offered $7.5 million to purchase the network, Edward John Noble, the owner of Life Savers candy, drugstore chain Rexall and New York City radio station WMCA, purchased the network for $8 million.
Due to FCC ownership rules, the transaction, which was to include the purchase of three RCA stations by Noble, would require him to resell his station with the FCCs approval, the Commission authorized the transaction on October 12,1943. Soon afterward, the Blue Network was purchased by the new company Noble founded, Noble subsequently acquired the rights to the American Broadcasting Company name from George B. Meanwhile, in August 1944, the West Coast division of the Blue Network, both stations were managed by Don Searle, the vice-president of the Blue Networks West Coast division. The ABC Radio Network created its audience slowly, the network became known for such suspenseful dramas as Sherlock Holmes, Gang Busters and Counterspy, as well as several mid-afternoon youth-oriented programs. S. From Nazi Germany after its conquest, to pre-record its programming, while its radio network was undergoing reconstruction, ABC found it difficult to avoid falling behind on the new medium of television.
To ensure a space, in 1947, ABC submitted five applications for television station licenses, the ABC television network made its debut on April 19,1948, with WFIL-TV in Philadelphia becoming its first primary affiliate
The films he has produced and directed, which include Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and the Transformers film series, have grossed over US$7.8 billion worldwide. He is co-founder of commercial production house The Institute, a. k. a, the Institute for the Development of Enhanced Perceptual Awareness. He co-owns Platinum Dunes, a house which has remade horror movies including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror, The Hitcher, Friday the 13th. Despite his considerable success at the box office, Bays work is generally held in low esteem by film critics. While The Rock and Transformers received moderately positive reviews, his other films, Michael Bay was born in Los Angeles. He was raised by his adoptive parents Harriet, a bookstore owner/child psychiatrist, and Jim and his cousin, Susan Bay, is the widow of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy. He attended the exclusive Crossroads School, in Santa Monica, Bay often traces his interest in action films back to an incident during his childhood. As a boy, he attached some firecrackers to a toy train, the fire department was called and he was grounded.
Bay got his start in the film industry interning with George Lucas when he was fifteen, filing the storyboards for Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he thought was going to be terrible. His opinion changed after seeing it in the theater and he was so impressed by the experience that he decided to become a film director and he graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986, majoring in both English and Film. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and a student of film historian Jeanine Basinger. For his graduate work, he attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena where he studied film. Michael Bay began working at Propaganda Films, directing commercials and music videos and his 90-second World War II-inspired Coca-Cola advertisement was picked up by Capitol Records. His first national commercial for the Red Cross, which won a Clio Award in 1992 and he directed Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Got Milk. Advertisement campaign for the California Milk Processors Board in 1993, Bays success in music videos gained the attention of producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson, who selected him to direct his first feature-length film, Bad Boys.
The film was shot in Miami in 1994 and starred Will Smith, the action film proved to be a break-out role for Smith, who was segueing from television to films at that time. Shooting in Miami was an experience for Bay who would own a home in the city. The film was completed for $19 million and grossed a remarkable $141 million at the box office in the summer of 1995, Bays success led to a strong partnership and friendship with Jerry Bruckheimer
CSI, NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22,2004 to February 22,2013, for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. It is the series in the CSI franchise. Originally in 2004, CSI, NY was produced in partnership with the Canadian media company Alliance Atlantis, the company dissolved after season three in 2007, and all production after that was done under the purview of CBS Paramount Television. The show was filmed at the CBS Studio Center, with many of the scenes shot in. Occasionally, scenes were filmed on location in New York City, the series ended its ninth and final season on February 22,2013. It was canceled by CBS on May 10,2013, CSI, NY follows a group of investigators who work for the New York City crime lab. The series mixes gritty subject matter and deduction in the manner as its predecessors. The team is led by Detective Mac Taylor, a former Marine from Chicago, Mac is a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, and as such must work to rebuild his personal life while supervising his team.
He is organized, efficient and very proper in his management style, Macs partner is originally Stella Bonasera. Stella is half-Greek, half-Italian, and entirely New York City and she helped Mac through the impact of his wifes death and has been by his side ever since. She is an investigator, yet she often speaks before she thinks. Stella leaves New York to head a crime lab in New Orleans and is replaced by Detective Jo Danville, Jo is a former FBI criminalist and an experienced psychological profiler. Mac and she quickly form a friendship and an even stronger working rapport. Jo is still haunted by her ousting from the FBI after pulling the plug on improper lab procedure, Mac, and Jo head an elite team of detectives including Danny Messer, Aiden Burn, and Lindsay Monroe. The team works alongside CSI Sheldon Hawkes, Detective Don Flack, Medical Examiner Sid Hammerback, Mac Taylor is a Detective First Grade and the director of the NYPD crime lab. Mac lost his wife, Claire, in the World Trade Center attacks, dates occasionally, Stella Bonasera is a half-Greek, half-Italian orphan.
She is a Detective First Grade with the NYPD and the Assistant CSI Supervisor of Macs team and she often speaks before she thinks, leading to numerous complaints being made against her by those suspected of crimes. Always going where she can do the most good, Stella resigns from the NYPD crime lab following the finale to run the NOPD crime lab
Forty-eight of the fifty states and the federal district are contiguous and located in North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east, the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean, the geography and wildlife of the country are extremely diverse. At 3.8 million square miles and with over 324 million people, the United States is the worlds third- or fourth-largest country by area, third-largest by land area. It is one of the worlds most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century, the United States emerged from 13 British colonies along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the following the Seven Years War led to the American Revolution. On July 4,1776, during the course of the American Revolutionary War, the war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by Great Britain, representing the first successful war of independence against a European power.
The current constitution was adopted in 1788, after the Articles of Confederation, the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the end of slavery in the country. By the end of century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the status as a global military power. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the sole superpower. The U. S. is a member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States. The United States is a developed country, with the worlds largest economy by nominal GDP. It ranks highly in several measures of performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP. While the U. S. economy is considered post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge economy, the United States is a prominent political and cultural force internationally, and a leader in scientific research and technological innovations.
In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America after the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci