He was nominated five times for an Oscar as best director, nominated six times as best director by the DGA, and received three nominations at Cannes, but never won in competition. What is name of this luckless director?
Friday the 13th, also known as Black Friday, is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday.
In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck. The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day. Tuesday is considered dominated by the influence of Ares, the god of war.
Lois Of The Lower Latitudes replied:
So interested to learn that the Latins fear Tuesday the 13th! Must make for a rotten depression in the almost middle of your week. In our country we just invent incentives like "Lucky Number Tuesday" at Bi Mart, and "Ladies Day" at the Quickie Lube and save our UNLUCKY days for Friday when we can get shit faced drunk and sleep it off on Saturday. But then, we invented unions, which gave us the weekend. VOTE FOR BERNIE!
Tuesday the 13th ("Martes 13")
Joe S answered:
Did you notice that Friday the 13th fell on Tuesday this month? Next month it goes back to Friday. Yes friends, neighbors and fellow Triviaphiles, in Spanish speaking countries Martes el 13 es muy mala suerte. (Carla lived in Spain and Panama.)
Dale of Diamond Springs, Norfallcali took the day off.
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CBS opens the night with a FRESH'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH'Supergirl', then a FRESH'Scorpion', followed by a FRESH'Scorpion'.
Scheduled on a FRESHStephen Colbert are Sienna Miller, Melissa Benoist, and Chance the Rapper.
Scheduled on a FRESHJames Corden, OBE, are Luke Wilson and Travis Mills.
NBC begins the night with a FRESH'The Voice', followed by a FRESH'Blindspot'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Fallon are David Spade, Mike Tyson, and Blake Shelton.
Scheduled on a FRESHSeth Meyers are Clive Owen, Rachel Dratch, Tim Gunn, and Jeremy Gara.
Scheduled on a FRESHCarson 'The Scab' Daly are Mike Rowe, Wolf Alice, and Welcome To Leith.
ABC starts the night with a FRESH'Dancing With The Stars', followed by a RERUN'Castle'.
Scheduled on a FRESHJimmy Kimmel are Kristen Wiig, Ed Westwick, and Elle King.
The CW offers a FRESH'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend', followed by a FRESH'Jane The Virgin'.
Faux has a FRESH'Gotham', followed by a FRESH'Minority Report'.
MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.
A&E has My Haunted House', followed by the movie 'Fear: Buried Alive', then the FRESH'Cursed: The Bell Witch'.
AMC offers the movie 'Predator', followed by the movie 'Predator 2'.
[6:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 4
[7:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 5
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares UK - Season 1 - Ep 1 - Bonapartes
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Giuseppi's
[10:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 10 - Love & Monsters
[11:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Fear Her
[12:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 13 - Datalore
[1:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 - Ep 14 - Angel One
[2:00PM] Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 5
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 6
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 1
[5:00PM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 2
[6:00PM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 3
[7:00PM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 4
[8:00PM] Top Gear: Africa Special-Season 19 - Part 1
[9:00PM] Top Gear: Africa Special-Season 19 - Part 2
[10:00PM] Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip: Italy-Episode 1
[11:00PM] Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip: Italy-Episode 2
[12:00AM] Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 5
[1:00AM] Top Gear - Season 16 - Episode 6
[2:00AM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 1
[3:00AM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 2
[4:00AM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 3
[5:00AM] Top Gear - Season 21 - Episode 4 (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'OC Social', then a FRESH'Real Housewives Of OC', followed by a FRESH'Ladies Of London', then a FRESH'Watch What Happens Live'.
Comedy Central has 2 hours of old 'Key & Peele', followed by an hour of old 'South Park', then 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.
On a RERUNThe Daily Show (from 10/8/15) is Rachel Maddow.
On a RERUN@Midnight (from 10/15/15) are Morgan Murphy, Dan Soder, and Big Jay Oakerson.
FX has the movie 'Paranormal Activity 4', followed by the movie 'Elysium', then a FRESH'Fargo'.
History has the movie 'Alcatraz: Search For The Truth', followed by the FRESH'Roanoke: Search For The Lost Colony'.
[6:00AM] THE MONKEES -MONKEES ON THE LINE
[6:35AM] THE MONKEES -MONKEES GET OUT MORE DIRT
[7:10AM] THE MONKEES -MONKEES IN MANHATTAN
[7:45AM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[11:45AM] THE LAST WINTER
[2:00PM] ARMY OF DARKNESS
[6:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW -ICE SHACK
[6:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW -WHO WANTS IT MORE?
[7:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW -FEZ GETS THE GIRL
[7:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW -DINE AND DASH
[8:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW -RADIO DAZE
[8:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW -DONNA'S PANTIES
[9:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW -ROMANTIC WEEKEND
[9:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW -KITTY'S BIRTHDAY (THAT'S TODAY?!)
[10:00PM] THAT '70S SHOW -THE TRIALS OF MICHAEL KELSO
[10:30PM] THAT '70S SHOW -ERIC'S NAUGHTY NO-NO
[11:00PM] MY BLOODY VALENTINE
[1:15AM] THE HILLS HAVE EYES
[3:45AM] MY BLOODY VALENTINE (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] Love Lust-Love Lust & Street Eats
[6:15AM] Good Will Hunting
[9:15AM] A League of Their Own
[12:15PM] Good Will Hunting
[5:15PM] The Mist
[10:00PM] Silver Bullet
[2:00AM] The Killer Inside Me
[4:30AM] The Returned-La Horde
[5:45AM] Joshua (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Blade: Trinity', followed by the movie 'I Am Legend'.
Scheduled on a FRESHConan are Brent Morin and Warren Haynes.
Singer Katy Perry performs during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton before the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Photo by Charlie Neibergall
After signing off as host of "The Daily Show," comedian Jon Stewart has revealed a new vocation -- starting a sanctuary for abused farm animals.
Stewart, who ended his influential show on the Comedy Central network in August, was honored with his wife Tracey at a gala Saturday night of Farm Sanctuary, which provides shelter to animals rescued from factory farms.
"I'm a little uncomfortable. I've spent the last 20 years immersed in the world of Washington politics and the media landscape, so I don't know how to deal necessarily with people who have empathy," Stewart told the all-vegan banquet at The Plaza Hotel in New York.
Tracey Stewart, surrounded by Jon and the couple's two children, announced that the family had bought a farm in New Jersey to serve as an animal sanctuary accompanied by an educational center.
Farm Sanctuary, founded in 1986, already runs three rescue centers, two in California and one in upstate New York. The Stewarts did not give a date to open their sanctuary.
As he considered his growing commitment to activism, Usher only needed to look at the man seated next to him, Harry Belafonte, to know how much more he could give.
"Unfortunately, no matter what I say I'm never going to be able to upstage (Belafonte)," the million-selling musician joked during a weekend appearance at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan.
In an hourlong conversation moderated by Soledad O'Brien, the 37-year-old Usher and 88-year-old Belafonte related with obvious warmth to each other as fellow artists, activists and celebrities and as elder statesman and protege.
Usher called Belafonte a hero, mentor and father figure. And Belafonte spoke far more positively about young black celebrities than he did two years ago when he chastised Jay Z, Beyonce and others for turning "their back on social responsibility."
At the 92nd Street Y, Jay Z was in the audience nodding his head as Belafonte praised him, Usher and Common for renewing a commitment to change after a "very me" generation immediately following the civil rights era.
When it comes to gathering support for major issues, Amy Schumer is at the cutting edge of influence. The actress and comic has more than 2 million Twitter followers, and nearly as many on Facebook and Instagram. Her cousin, Sen. Charles Schumer, knows that.
On Sunday, they stood in front of New York's City Hall for what they call their "crusade on guns."
It started in August, when the two teamed up days after a gunman fatally shot two women in a Louisiana theatre showing "Trainwreck," starring Amy Schumer.
"Schumer & Schumer" - as the cousins whimsically dub themselves - urged lawmakers to back a proposed gun control bill sponsored by the New York Democrat.
It would close the loophole allowing weapons to be sold without background checks at gun shows and online; fill gaps in the background check system itself; and stop arms trafficking of weapons across state lines.
A reveller takes part in the popular annual Aguizotes festival in the indigenous community of Monimbo in Masaya, Nicaragua, October 23, 2015. During the festival, residents dress up in costumes of ghosts and other spirits of the dead from Nicaraguan myths and legends. Pictures taken October 23, 2015.
Photo by Oswaldo Rivas
Four months after the "Tonight Show" host needed emergency surgery to save one of his fingers after a fall, Fallon hurt his other hand in a spill at a party in his honour on Saturday.
Fallon tweeted a picture Sunday of his hand with a couple small bandages on his fingers, writing that it was "nothing a few band aids couldn't fix."
The "Saturday Night Live" alum needed to have a vein taken from his foot over the summer to repair the injured finger on his left hand. He said his wedding ring got caught when he tried to break his fall after tripping on a rug.
A New York man is building his own sovereign nation called Zaqistan on a remote piece of land in Utah.
Zaq Landsberg has created a yellow-and-red flag, official-looking passports and a border patrol gate guarded by a giant robot sentry for the realm, KSL-TV reported.
He's even created a motto for the land of Zaqistan: "Something from nothing."
When he bought the sage-brush covered stretch of Utah backcountry a decade ago, the city-dwelling Landsberg was amazed at how removed it was. It's about 60 miles from the nearest town and 15 miles away from a paved road.
While he knows the 4-acre piece of land equipped with a supply bunker won't actually become its own recognized country, Lansdsberg said building it is an artistic exploration in how far he can push the concepts of land ownership and sovereignty.
Policemen detain a person dressed as Star Wars character Chewbacca during a regional election near a polling station in Odessa, Ukraine, October 25, 2015. Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday to appoint mayors and council heads to regional seats. The person was detained for illegal election-day campaigning, according to local media.
Photo by Ihor Babak
Years of neglect at the ancient Roman city of Pompeii are being dug and scrubbed away in a last-minute bid to keep money flowing from a huge European Union-backed renovation program.
Workers in hard hats beaver away as tourists visiting the Italian World Heritage site peer through screens and wire fences at ruins of ancient houses where restorations are going into overdrive.
Submerged under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world, giving a unique glimpse into daily life under the Roman empire.
But years of mismanagement and corruption have exacerbated decay at the sprawling, 66 hectare (163 acres) site, prompting the European Union to intervene. In 2012, it pledged 78 million euros ($87 million) to finance urgently needed repairs.
Italy threw some 27 million euros behind the Great Pompeii Project, which aims to rebuild collapsed arches, right sagging walls, clean frescoes and protect the area from water-logging.
A woman poses for a picture under the art installation "Alice" by Spanish artist Cristina Lucas in the Andalusian Centre of Contemporary Art at the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain October 25, 2015.
Photo by Marcelo del Pozo
Puget Sound's endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.
The Center for Whale Research in Friday Harbor confirmed on its Facebook page this weekend that a newborn orca designated as J53 was seen travelling Saturday in Haro Strait with a 38-year-old orca known as Princess Angeline.
Conservationists are thrilled. It's the sixth baby born to Puget Sound's three orca pods since last December, boosting their numbers to 82.
There could be more babies on the way. Federal biologists recently used drones to take thousands of images of the orcas, and they said several appeared to be pregnant.
An art object depicting a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin from the installation "History of Russia in Axes" by Russian artist Vasily Slonov is seen on display during an exhibition titled "Quilted Cavaliers of the Apocalypse" at the Winzavod center of contemporary art in Moscow, Russia, October 24, 2015.
Photo by Sergei Karpukhin
Bigfoot believers gathered Saturday in western New York, convinced the legendary Sasquatch has left its footprints all over the region.
About 100 people sported buttons saying "I believe" and swapped stories at the fourth annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo.
Organizer Peter Wiemer knows it may not be the first topic that comes to mind in the rural county, best known for the Chautauqua Institution, a summer retreat devoted to scholarly and artistic pursuits.
And while he may have started the event as a way to draw people to the tourist-dependent region and his family's rental cottages, he said he has since met dozens of people who are certain they've seen one of the ape-like creatures in the area, far from the oft-cited Pacific Northwest.
Yeti, Sasquatch, Ape-Man, Bigfoot. No matter the name, sightings have been reported in virtually every state, with more than 100 listed in New York and more than 250 in neighboring Ohio. Washington state leads, with more than 600 reports, according to the Bigfoot Field Researchers Association.
A model displays a creation by Belarussian designer Olga Kucherenko during the Belarus Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 in Minsk, Belarus, 25 October 2015. The event runs from 22 to 25 October.
Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich
It was a truly outrageous weekend at the box office, and not in a good way.
The pack of new releases proved to be all out duds, some worse than others, leaving room for holdovers "The Martian" and "Goosebumps" to stay in the top spots with $15.9 and $15.5 million, respectively according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. The Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks Cold War thriller "Bridge of Spies" also held nicely in third place with $11 million.
Vin Diesel's "The Last Witch Hunter" tanked with $10.8 million, killing any hopes of a new franchise. The Lionsgate film opened in fourth place and cost a reported $70 million to produce. This is the latest disappointment for Diesel who can't seem to find consistent success outside of the "Fast & Furious" franchise.
None of the weekend's flops will garner as much attention as "Jem and the Holograms," though, which opened to $1.3 million to become one of the worst debuts of all time for a major studio movie opening in over 2,000 locations. Based on the 1980s animated series, the film opened on 2,413 screens, averaging $545 per screen, to take 15th place.
Bill Murray's "Rock the Kasbah" barely did better in ticket sales, pulling in only $1.5 million from 2,012 theaters, but it also cost three times as much as "Jem" to produce. It's one of Murray's worst debuts ever and a low point for Open Road Films. Critics were not fans of the Barry Levinson-directed comedy about a rock manager who finds a new client in Afghanistan.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1."The Martian," $15.9 million ($30 million international).
2."Goosebumps," $15.5 million ($5.8 million international).
3."Bridge of Spies," $11.4 million ($5.1 million international).
4."The Last Witch Hunter," $10.8 million ($13.4 million international).
5."Hotel Transylvania 2," $9 million ($28.7 million international).
6."Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension," 8.2 million ($18 million international).
7."Steve Jobs," $7.3 million.
8."Crimson Peak," $5.6 million ($7.8 million international).
9."The Intern," $3.9 million ($7.8 million international).
10."Woodlawn," $3.1 million.
Shepherds lead their sheep through the centre of Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 Shepherds have guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid streets in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capitalās traffic cut to permit the ovine parade to bleat bells clanking its way past the cityās most emblematic locations.
Photo by Daniel Ochoa de Olza
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