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Rise, Sir Patrick Stewart, who dedicated his gong to his high school teacher Cecil Dormand who first encouraged him to act. Farewell, Rue McLanahan, who was initially approached to play the naive Rose but swapped with Betty White to take on the gloriously outrageous Blanche in the classic sitcom Golden Girls.

Two panels: (L) Actor Patrick Stewart is knighted by HM Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, (R) headshot of actress Rue McLanahan

C’mon, Sam Stosur, c’mon. I meant to put something up for Stosur yesterday for her upset win over Serena Williams. I love Serena, but I love the idea of maybe the first Aussie since Margaret Court to win the French Open just that little bit more.

Samantha Stosur has her eye on the ball during her semi final match against Jelena Jankovic in the French Open 2010

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2 replies

  1. I am so sad about Rue. Blanche was my favourite character as well as Dorothy, I’ve always felt a blend of the two. Man, the world has lost someone special.

  2. Watched the French Open final last night – Stosur gave the first set away and although she rallied in the second set, Schiavone was the deserving winner and very charming and gracious on the podium with her lack of prepared speechifying. I love that her reaction to winning was just to flop on the ground, and then to climb through the stands to her family & friends with her white dress all covered in the red clay dust.
    (Trying out embedding pics from a sports website – it could all go horribly wrong)

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