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‘Alien’ Co-Creator Ron Shusett Talks About ‘Prometheus’, ‘Total Recall’, and New Ideas

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 8, 2013

ron-shusettWritten by Brendon Connelly

“As you might expect, Alien‘s co-creator Ron Shusett wasn’t too impressed with Prometheus. Nor did he think much of the new Total Recall, a remake modelled on the adaptation he and Dan O’Bannon did of the original Philip K. Dick.

Here are a couple of quotes from Shusett’s new interview with The Daily Blam. Firstly, on the subject of Prometheus:

Prometheus was the opposite of Alien, which was a thriller and edge of your set nail-biter. [Prometheus] ended up being talky and pretentious. It tried to be ambitious but it couldn’t achieve that. It was bogged down with things they had to do that nobody cared about and it was a major disappointment to everybody…

…you can’t just say that we’ll tell you the reason why they wanted to kill us in the sequel to the prequel.”

Read about Shusett’s opinion of Total Recall and his new script ideas at BleedingCool.com or read about his entire interview at DailyBlam!

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Real Estate Executives, Including Erik Coffin, Comment on New Tax Rate’s Effect on Luxury Housing

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 8, 2013

Gotham ForbesWritten by Morgan Brennan
Photo by John Schoenfeld

Luxury real estate surged in 2012. Nationally, the number of home sales priced at $1 million or more hit a four-year high in the first nine months of 2012, according to DataQuick MDA, and jumbo mortgages are up about 23%,according to the Wall Street Journal. Billionaires in particular plunked down record amounts for real estate.

Now taxes are rising for the wealthy Americans who could afford to buy and sell those million-dollar-plus homes. Under the new fiscal cliff deal, households earning upwards of $450,000 (or individuals earning $400,000)will pay a higher 39.6% rate (up from 35%) on income tax and a 20% capital gains tax (up from 15%). That’s in addition to a higher payroll tax and new taxes affiliated with ObamaCare including a 3.8% net investment income tax. With more money owed to Uncle Sam, how will this affect luxury housing?

Read what Erik Coffin of (Gotham Capital Management) and other real estate executives have to say at Forbes.com

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Dr. Tony Nakhla Answers Skin Care FAQs on eHow

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 8, 2013

DTNWho doesn’t like free skin care tips, especially some from a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon?

Dr. Tony Nakhla is here to help you by answering some FAQs (frequently asked questions) about skin care and skin care treatments.

Some topics he covers in his eHow video series are:
– Foods to avoid for sensitive skin.
– The best skin peels for freckles on your face.
– Trimming skin tags.

Watch his videos and get an answer for your FAQs on eHow!

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Keeping the Real in Reality with Mary Schmidt Amons – D.C. Housewife

Posted by Levine Communications Office on January 8, 2013

Mary Amons KIRWritten by: Valery Satterwhite

“Mary Schmidt Amons is perhaps most known for her role as a cast member of Bravo’s Reality series Real Housewives of D.C. The spotlight gave her an opportunity to bring awareness to Labels for Love, a charity she founded in 2006 to raise critical funds to support women’s and children’s organizations where it is needed most. What you may not know about Mary is the TV show was only one small step in her life-long mission and heart’s intention to nurture, to be of service and to mindfully grow as an ever evolving spiritual human being.”

Read more about Mary Amons and her life-long mission at WorthyWealthyWise.com


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