Julie Brown
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Julie Brown
Julie Ann Brown is an American actress, comedienne, screen/television writer, singer-songwriter, television director. Brown is perhaps best known for her work in the 1980s, where she often played a quintessential valley girl character. Much of her comedy has revolved around the mocking of famous people (with a strong and frequently revisited focus on Madonna).
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Smaller babies may need special car seat harnesses
Yahoo News - 7 months
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Restraints in infant car seats fit most newborns poorly, and low-birthweight infants in particular may not be well protected, Australian researchers say. Historically, the smallest children’s car seats were designed for babies weighing between 6.5 and 9 pounds (about 3 to 4 kg) and do not account for lower-weight infants, said lead author Julie Brown, a senior research scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia in Randwick. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies children born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) as “low birthweight” and says 8 percent of U.S. babies fall into this category.
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EpiPen injuries are rare but may be serious for children
Yahoo News - over 1 year
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) – Squirming kids may be badly hurt by the needles of epinephrine injectors like EpiPens, according to a set of case studies collected by U.S. doctors. “Young children typically don’t have the cognitive ability to hold still ‘for their own good’,” said lead author Dr. Julie Brown, an emergency physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, who noted that injuries typically happen when children move during the injection. Brown and her coauthors emphasize that the risk of injury should not prevent parents and other caregivers from using EpiPens in cases of severe allergic reaction, as they may be life saving.
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Photos: Former MTV VJ Sells Calif. Home
ABC News - over 3 years
Downtown Julie Brown, Nick Jonas, Matt Damon, Miami, cuts price, lowers price, Yoko Ono's NYC 3-bed penthouse is re-listed for $6.5 million, though she says the building's co-op is interfering. John Lennon's widow bought it for her son, Sean, in 1995, who lived there only a few years. Ono is suing the co-op board for delaying a possible sale. A family placed an offer, but she alleges the co-op prefers an empty unit with "an owner who pays the bills but isn't around." This isn't the first time Ono tried to sell. As recently as July 2013, it was listed for $8.995 million. It has a private entrance with private garage and elevator, greenhouse, rooftop deck, and terrace. Ono currently lives in The Dakota, which was the site of Lennon's 1980 murder.     
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The Rhino Records Story Takes Shape Part 6: Business Advice From Rock Stars
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In the mid-1970s, my business partner Richard Foos and I were two college graduates with little more than a passion for music and a record store on Westwood Boulevard in L.A. How did we get the knowhow to launch a record label, Rhino, and make it into a major entertainment company? There was no wise mentor peeking over our shoulders, and neither of us had been to business school. While we got advice from many people, some of the most important tips didn't come from business executives. They came from a less common source: rock stars and their producers. For a time in the seventies, Mike Chapman was the hottest record producer, with hits by Blondie, the Knack, Exile and others. One evening when I visited him in the recording studio, he floated a concept that I had never considered before. During a lull, he postulated, "I could have been anything I wanted to be. I could have been a doctor or a lawyer, but I chose to be a record producer." I had never thought of myself in that way. If h ...
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Oregon professor fired for allegedly threatening student protesters
Fox News - almost 4 years
A law teacher with the University of Oregon got a life lesson from the school of hard knocks when he was fired from his position after he got irate with student protesters, seen in an eyewitness video eventually shoving one protester and snatching the phone of another. James L. Olmstead, an adjunct law professor, was arrested on theft and physical harassment charges after he confronted students from a pro-immigration organization during a campus rally last Thursday and at first seemed to agree with the activists before the public discussion took a sudden bizarre turn. Olmstead, who also is a land-use and conservancy attorney, started to reject the protestors' peaceful protesting techniques in an exchange that was captured on video and went viral over the weekend on YouTube. "Start a f---ing war. ... Stop being p---ies," he starts shouting at the crowd of students. "Start a war, get a gun, shoot me first. I'm right here." Click to see video of the incident [WARNING-graphic ...
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West Nile Virus First Likely Human Case Reported in St. Louis County
Eureka-Wildwood Patch - over 4 years
St. Louis County Department of Health officials announced Tuesday they believe they have their first human case of West Nile Virus in 2012. The victim is reportedly a 55-year-old woman from Kirkwood who suffered West Nile symptoms, but has since resumed normal activities. The news comes one week after the health department announced it was increasing mosquito spraying throughout St. Louis County in an effort to prevent human cases of West Nile in 2012. In recent months, Wildwood city representatives and residents debated the merits of spraying as a form of mosquito control. See related articles: Stink Bait Waits in Wildwood Should Mosquitoes Be Controlled Through Spraying? In a Patch poll offered Aug. 15, 62 percent of respondents indicated they were in favor of spraying, compared to 37 percent who opposed spraying. As previously reported by Patch, mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile in St. Louis County earlier this summer, but there had not been reports of ...
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Update: New NAHS Principal Saga Continues
Buckhead Patch - over 4 years
Update: Atlanta Public Schools Director of Media Relations Keith Bromery took a moment to bring some clarity to the recent revelation about former Fulton prinicipal Eddie Echols, who was arrested for stealing $25,000 from his school, and was being considered for the North Atlanta High School Principal job.  Bromery said that while he could not speak directly to how Echols name ended up on the list of candidates for the NAHS job, the former Fulton principal had simply submitted his resume and still had a long way to go in the process if he were to get the job at all. "They would be much more thoroughly vetted before they are hired if they are chosen for a particular position," he said of all the candidates. "I don't know what was realized and what was not, I just know how they select people for these positions." _______________________________________________________________ While construction at the new North Atlanta High School is underway and plain for all to see, there i ...
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Chi Omega member Lill Pagenstecher dies Friday night
Oregon Daily Emerald - almost 5 years
University student and Chi Omega member Lill Pagenstecher died Friday night, according to Chi Omega sorority’s Twitter account. Sisters are forever. Thank you everyone for your support. Rest in peace beautiful Lill- your smile and laughter is already missed. — Chi Omega (@UOChiO) May 12, 2012 Friends and the campus community have been tweeting about Pagenstecher and posting messages on her Facebook page throughout the day Saturday. The 21-year-old graduated from Lincoln High School in Portland in 2009. Related Stories: Condolences, remembrances pour in for University’s Chi Omega sorority → Death of University student sparks concern about meningitis exposure → University spokeswoman Julie Brown said the cause of death is likely bacterial meningitis. The University has yet to release her name. Help us tell Lill's story It is clear that many in the community care deeply about Lill Pagenstecher. We want to write a story celebrating her life. ...
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Caterpillars Have Taken to Walking Now
Affton-Shrewsbury Patch - almost 5 years
Have you seen those spider web-like "baskets"  in tree limbs throughout the St. Louis area? Take a close look at the mostly impenetrable web structure and you'll see Eastern Tent Caterpillars, whose diet consists of leaves on the tree they have built their tents on. In recent days, many of the tent caterpillars have left their cozy abodes and are walking around on driveways and backyard decks and patios, looking for a place to build a cocoon. According to the University of Missouri Extension Service website, the Eastern Tent Caterpillar is a native defoliator that occurs as far west as the Rocky Mountains. The Extension Service website also indicates the preferred tree hosts for the caterpillar are wild cherry, apple and crabapple, but it will occasionally feed on forest and ornamental trees such as ash, birch, maple, oak, poplar, cherry and plum. A cause for concern? The good news, according to Chris Hartley, coordinator of education at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly Hous ...
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Burglarized House in Eureka Left with No Door
Eureka-Wildwood Patch - almost 5 years
A homeowner located off Twin River Road in Eureka reported to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department a Wednesday burglary that included forced entry to the front door and basement. The homeowner lost $4,500 worth of guns. The front door of the residence was torn off of the hinges and thrown onto the ground, according to the sheriff's report. Among the stolen property reported was: Stand-up Drill Press valued at $1,200. Two revolver handguns of unknown make or model. Four shotguns. One Browning 12g with gold trigger. One Browning 12g automatic. One Remington 16g automatic. One Remington 12g automatic. One Toro riding mower valued at $1,000. One 24-foot aluminum walk board valued at $400. One 24-foot extension ladder valued at $200. One 12-foot ladder valued at $150. Album Records. In addition, a collection of miscelleanous scrap metal of unknown value was taken. Total estimated value of all the stolen property was $7,450, according ...
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Cork Dork: New Eastside Tasting Rooms Open in Time for "Passport"
Bellevue Patch - almost 5 years
Ron Bunnell has made wine at some of the largest wineries in the country, including California giant producers Beringer, Chateau Souverain and Kendall-Jackson. Now making wine at his Prosser-based family winery, Bunnell Family Cellar, Bunnell is turning to the more intimate confines of Woodinville's Warehouse District. Bunnell will be opening a tasting room during the Passport to Woodinville weekend, April 21-22. The new tasting room, sandwiched between Hestia Cellars and the tasting room for Kestrel Vintners, will also house the tasting rooms for Newhouse Family Vineyards and Upland Estates. “I think it’s a very exciting time for Woodinville,” Bunnell said. “Needless to say there’s lots of interest in the Warehouse District. This kind of critical mass for wine tourism, it would be very difficult to mount east of the mountains. I think Woodinville serves a terrific purpose that way.” Bunnell said the Woodinville tasting room will be open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to ...
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Occupy Des Moines packs up its tents, for now
Des Moines Register - about 5 years
Members of the Occupy Des Moines encampment in Stewart Square pack up tents and belongings at Stewart Park on Sunday. (Justin Hayworth/The Register) A volunteer for Occupy Des Moines told The Des Moines Register today that the group’s public camping days are over, for now. Officials arrested 11 protestors late Sunday night for refusing to leave a state-owned area in front of the Capitol at closing time. The move to the Capitol space, where the group first rallied last fall, came after the Des Moines City Council mandated that protestors vacate nearby Stuart Square park by Tuesday. The park was entirely unoccupied by Monday afternoon, Des Moines Police said. On Monday, Gov. Terry Branstad said he didn’t understand the Occupy protestors’ complaints or demands. “The Capitol is a place where people can speak their mind and express their concerns, but it’s not a campground,” he said, adding that Capitol police will “continue to enforce the law.” State Patrol originally counted t ...
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Dr. Albert Neir Brown - Du Quoin Evening Call
Google News - over 5 years
... Mexico, Fernando (Layla) Brown of Morning Sun, Iowa, Chris (Karl) Borg of Hillsboro, Ore., Robert F. (Dorene) Brown of The Dalles, Ore., Mike (Julie) Brown of Burns, Ore., Kathryn (David) McBride of The Dalles, Ore., Kim (Joe) Snyder of The Dalles,
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Previous Rockwood Director to be Honored - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Art McCoy II, former executive director of student services in the Rockwood School District, will be honored Sept. 16 at the St. Louis American Foundation's 2011 Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship & Awards Gala
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Adam Levine Claims MTV Doesn't Care About Music, Do You Agree? - Cinema Blend
Google News - over 5 years
Sure, there were still personalities a plenty (Downtown Julie Brown, anyone?), but these wild hosts existed as guides to link viewers between various music videos. When Time Magazine unveiled its list of the 100 greatest television programs of all-time
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Downtown Julie Brown comes back around - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Downtown Julie Brown's exuberance and sassy attitude caught the eyes of many, while her not-sp-subtle wardrobe and saucy British accent kept them coming back for more, and captured the hearts of countless fans among MTVs viewers
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julie Brown
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 53
    Also, in 2012 she appeared with Downtown Julie Brown as a guest judge on Rupaul's Drag Race.
    More Details Hide Details Brown was born in Van Nuys, California, the daughter of Celia Jane (née McCann) and Leonard Francis Brown. She attended a Catholic elementary school as a child, and later Van Nuys High School and Los Angeles Valley College and then attended American Conservatory Theater.
  • 2011
    Age 52
    In 2011 she released an album "Smell The Glamour", which features satires of Lady Gaga, Kesha and updated versions of her Medusa songs.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    And in 2010 to the present she has been a writer and played the gym teacher on "Melissa and Joey."
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    In the 2010-2011 television season, Brown began a recurring role as Paula Norwood, a neighbor and friend of the Heck family, on the ABC comedy The Middle.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2008
    Age 49
    In late 2008 Brown began releasing one-track digital singles, starting with "The Ex-Beauty Queen's Got a Gun"; it was a rewrite of "Homecoming Queen" with lyrics about Sarah Palin.
    More Details Hide Details This was first aired in September, 2008 on The Stephanie Miller Show.
    In 2008, she co-wrote and appeared as Dee La Duke in the Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock, which starred Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers.
    More Details Hide Details Brown also joined the cast of the Canadian television series, Paradise Falls, that same year.
  • 2007
    Age 48
    In an article which appeared in the San Francisco Bay Times on October 18, 2007, she was quoted as saying that she recently divorced for the second time.
    More Details Hide Details Brown is mentioned in the 2004 song "Again and Again," which was written by Bruce McDaniel and recorded by the rock trio Nine Men's Morris.
    Brown began touring in late 2007 with her one-woman show Smell the Glamour.
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    In late 2007, she also purchased the rights to her 1984 E.P. "Goddess in Progress" and re-released it as a full-length record with compiled unreleased tracks recorded during that era.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    In 2005, Brown purchased the rights to her Trapped album back from the record label and reissued it herself.
    More Details Hide Details She also self-released a single, "I Want to Be Gay".
  • 2000
    Age 41
    In 2000, Brown created the series Strip Mall for the Comedy Central network; it ran two seasons.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2004, Brown has been a commentator on E! network specials, including 101 Reasons the '90s Ruled, 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers, 101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment, and 50 Most Outrageous TV Moments.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 37
    Brown appeared as Coach Millie Stoeger in the film Clueless, reprising that role on ABC's 1996-1999 spin-off TV series, for which she was also a writer, producer and director.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, Julie appeared in the parody movie Plump Fiction.
  • 1994
    Age 35
    In 1994, Brown married Ken Rathgen, and together they have one son.
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  • 1992
    Age 33
    In 1992, Brown starred in her own Fox sketch comedy show, The Edge; two of its regulars, Jennifer Aniston and Wayne Knight, later became sitcom stars, while Tom Kenny went on to voice SpongeBob SquarePants.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she released the Showtime television movie Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful, a satire about Madonna and her backstage documentary, Truth or Dare. (Brown's co-star was Kathy Griffin.) Brown followed with another satire, Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women, which lampooned the violence of ice skater Tonya Harding toward rival Nancy Kerrigan, as well as that of widely publicized castrator Lorena Bobbitt. She has continued to make television guest appearances and contributed voices to various cartoons, including Animaniacs (as the voice of Minerva Mink), Aladdin as bratty mermaid Saleen, and as the original voice of Zatanna in the Batman: The Animated Series cartoon. Prior to this she also guest starred on a Tiny Toon Adventures episode as Julie Bruin, a cartoon bear version of herself, in which she guest starred in her own segment Just Say Julie Bruin, a reference to her music video show. The Just Say Julie Bruin cartoon also was a music video show and in her segment Elmer Fudd guest starred as Fuddonna, parody of Madonna and a reference to Julie Brown herself regularly mocking her.
  • 1990
    Age 31
    In 1990 Brown had a brief part in the movie The Spirit of '76, as an intellectual stripper.
    More Details Hide Details NBC commissioned a half-hour pilot, ultimately unsold and airing Sunday, July 28, 1991, at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, titled The Julie Show. Created by Brown, Charlie Coffey, and director and executive producer David Mirkin, it was a comedy about actress Julie Robbins (Brown), who in this initial story, goes to great lengths to land an interview with teen singer Kiki (played by Kim Walker) in the hopes of getting hired as a tabloid-TV celebrity journalist. Developed under the working title The Julie Brown Show, it also starred Marian Mercer as Julie's mother, June; DeLane Matthews as Debra Deacon, a reporter on the fictional series Inside Scoop; Susan Messing as Julie's roommate Cheryl; and Kevin O'Rourke as Inside Scoop producer Tony Barnow. Brown was also a producer, with John Ziffren, and performed and co-wrote the theme song. Walker, Don Sparks, Robin Angers, and Deborah Driggs were guest performers in this production from Mirkinvision and New World Television.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 29
    Brown's film career began in 1988 with the release of the film Earth Girls Are Easy, written, produced by, and starring Brown, it was based loosely on a song by the same name from her debut EP.
    More Details Hide Details The film also starred Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Brown cast then-unknown comedians Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans.
  • 1987
    Age 28
    In 1987, Brown released her first full-length album, Trapped in the Body of a White Girl.
    More Details Hide Details The album highlighted her comedic talent and valley girl personality. The album's highlights were "I Like 'em Big and Stupid" and the reprised "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun". (The album was reissued on CD in 2010 by Collector's Choice Music on its Noble Rot label.) Music videos were recorded and received heavy airplay on MTV. In 1989, Brown starred in that cable network's comedy and music-video show Just Say Julie. She played the role of a demanding, controlling, and pessimistic glamour-puss from the valley, making fun of popular music acts while at the same time introducing their music videos. (She was also known as "Miss Julie Brown" at the time to differentiate her from Downtown Julie Brown, who was on the network at the same time.)
  • 1984
    Age 25
    In 1984, she released her first EP, a five-song album called Goddess in Progress.
    More Details Hide Details The album, parodies of popular '80s music combined with her valley girl personality, was quickly discovered by the Dr. Demento Show. The songs "'Cause I'm a Blonde" and "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun" were given radio airplay across the world. The latter was a spoof on stereotypical 1950s' teen tragedy songs, with cheerleaders' heads and pompoms being blown to pieces.
  • 1983
    Age 24
    In 1983, Brown married writer and actor Terrence E. McNally, a frequent collaborator.
    More Details Hide Details They co-produced her first single, "I Like 'em Big and Stupid". They divorced after six years.
  • 1981
    Age 22
    After a small role in the Clint Eastwood comedy film Any Which Way You Can, comedian Lily Tomlin saw Brown at a comedy club and gave her her first big break, a part in her 1981 film The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
    More Details Hide Details Tomlin and Brown eventually became close friends. A string of guest starring appearances in a variety of television shows followed, including: Laverne & Shirley, Buffalo Bill, The Jeffersons and Newhart.
    She began working on television with a guest spot on the sitcom Happy Days. She also appeared in the 1981 cult film Bloody Birthday.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on August 31, 1958.
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