From Nicole: The 2014 NRL season started tonight with the Rabbitohs playing vs Roosters at ANZ Stadium. The first half was so so from our team who didn't handle the ball very well but it was 6 all at half time. The second half was all Souths or nearly so( as the Roosters opened it with a 2 points penalty), Souths scoring 22 points with a solid game and a great defence, in spite of new rules. Greg Inglis scored 3 tries and Adam Reynolds converted all the tries of this awesome match. Souths won 28-8. Good start! - also thanks to CGee
The Iceland Weather Report:It was announced today that the world premiere of the film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, will be here in our very own Niceland on March 18. Also that the proceeds from the premiere will go towards the protection of Icelandic nature. The film's director, Darren Aronofsky, addressed a press conference in Harpa today in which he said that with this he wanted to humbly give something back to Iceland.. - Thanks, Steph [ed note: This info appears to be incorrect - see the global release dates above]
ed note: Couldn't help comparing the two speeches: ...Luckily, all were by now fairly expert speech-makers, with the Kenyan Ms. Nyong’o delivering perhaps the most memorable lines of the night: “When I look down at this golden statue,” she said from the stage, “may it remind me and every little child, that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” - Russell's below:
From Ivani: The site has told that Paramount Brazil (responsible for the movie distribution) confirmed Russell will be in Rio de Janeiro in March 18th for a conference press and will attend Noah's premiere the next day.
From Sue: "At the end of last night’s BBC1 show, Graham Norton said Russell would be one of his guests on the next episode which will air on 4th April. I don’t know if any eager fans want to try to get seats to the recording but they are not easy to find at this point."
The LA Times: Ads for controversial 'Noah' will now carry disclaimer - "The film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith for millions of people worldwide. The biblical story of Noah can be found in the book of Genesis." - Thanks, Allison
From a new book on the Bible called Twible (passages in a few words: ex - Genesis 7: "Weather alert! G gives Noah 1 week eviction notice: "Take 7 pairs of each clean animal in Ark to avoid flood. Oh, and BYO Renuzit."