Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee. He grew up in the turmoil of the ship-building industry and wanted to become a musician very early. He played cruise ships, backing strippers in cabarets, and developed a love for the bass guitar. Having played in jazz/rock bands like "Last Exit" and other various groups, including a dixieland jazz group, he settled down with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers for a decade-long tenure with the smashing rock trio, The Police.
In 1984, he went on to record solo albums, and holds a reputation as one of the most literate songwriters and talented musicians in the world. He has also delved into acting, having starred in such films as Quadrophenia, Radio On, Plenty, Julia and Julia (aka Julia and Julia), Dune, Bring on the Night (a documentary about the formation of his Blue Turtles jazz group), most recently, Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets, where he plays a bisexual, conniving butler.
He received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Northumbria University in October 1992, and from Berklee College of Music in May 1994. He plays guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, harmonica, saxophone and pan-flute, and he gave a name to his bass (Brian).
Sting is married to film producer Trudie Styler, and has six children with Trudie and ex-wife, actress Frances Tomelty. Sting owns a Jacobian castle in Wiltshire, which he calls "Lake House", where he records his albums, as well as a place in London, an apartment in New York, a place on the beach in Malibu, California, and a Renaissance Florentine Villa called "Palagio" in Figline Valdarno, Tuscany, Italy. Along with his wife Trudie and a Brazilian Indian, he started the Rainforest Foundation in 1989 to help save rainforests.
|Cynthia Kaye McWilliams
Cynthia Kaye McWilliams was born in Berlin, Germany and raised primarily in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended and graduated from the prestigious Theater School of DePaul University in Chicago but has made her home in Los Angeles, CA.
Just out of college, Cynthia's first acting job was in the WB feature, The Lake House where she would play a small role opposite some big stars; Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. She then went on to work with Black Hollywood legend, Robert Townsend in the independent film, Of Boys and Men. Chicago offered many more opportunities, including another independent feature, One Small Hitch, a recurring role on the FOX's hit show, Prison Break and a lead role in the short lived pilot Family Practice. In Chicago she also appeared on FOX 's Chicago Code as beguiling assistant to Alderman Gibbons played by the formidable Delroy Lindo. Cynthia flew to LA for an opportunity to work with another Hollywood heavy hitter as sitcom wife to Damon Wayans in the CBS pilot, Herd Mentality.
She can now be seen as a series regular on BET's The Real Husbands of Hollywood with the hilarious Kevin Hart. While Kevin may be running things with Hartbeat Productions and throughout all of Hollywood, it's Cynthia's character, entertainment attorney to the stars, Trina Shaw that is running things with her "clients" Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Nick Cannon and Nelly. Cynthia's impressive improvisational work on this hit show is a result of her studies in the theater and work throughout Kansas City and Chicago's stages. She also relies on that training in her vibrant voiceover career. Cynthia's voice is featured in national commercials, award winning video games, animated television series and features.
Cynthia is passionately committed to arts education and youth outreach.
Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debut came in White Valentine (1999). This was followed by a role in Il Mare (2000), which proved to be a success. An American remake of Il Mare, The Lake House, was released June 14, 2006. However, her biggest breakthrough was in My Sassy Girl (2001), a romantic comedy that won her the Best Actress award at the Daejong Film Festival in 2002. In 2004, Jun starred in Windstruck, a 2004 South Korean fantasy-romantic comedy directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The film was a major success, ranking as the 8th-highest grossing Korean film of 2004. In 2006, she starred in Daisy.
Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, Katie is an only child who was raised by her mother. Katie's strength, confidence, and drive came from her mom's hard work, love, and determination. Katie says if it wasn't for her mother's strength, she would never have the ambition to move to LA and pursue her career in acting and modeling.
Ever since Katie was a young girl, she dreamed of becoming an actress in Hollywood. After years of balancing high school and modeling in Chicago, she entered a Liberal Arts College in Wisconsin on a track scholarship. Katie graduated from Carthage University with a Business and Marketing Degree while working as a model part-time.
In the summer of 2004 after graduating from college, Katie took a real estate position in Chicago. In the interim, she enrolled in acting classes and worked on four different movie sets while continuing to model. Katie wanted to learn as much as she could about the film industry before she moved to LA to pursue her dreams.
Katie's first break into Entertainment came from the hit TV show "America's Next Top Model" Season #1 while still in college. After the show, Katie returned to Wisconsin to finish her degree and earn enough money selling real estate to move to Los Angeles. Within weeks of arriving in LA, Katie landed the role of briefcase beauty #11 on NBC's hit show "Deal or no Deal," which she would maintain for over four years. She is an accomplished on camera host with credits for the TV Guide Channel, E! News Now, and the travel show "Get Out" on HDTV.
Katie has worked on such movies as "The Break Up", "Lake House," and her last film project "Iron Man 2." She has also appeared in various TV shows including "CSI NY," "Las Vegas," "Entourage," "Rules of Engagement," "Chuck," and "Working Class." Katie also was the lead in "Heckel U" a web series in partnership with CBS starring opposite Tom Arnold. Katie has three movies currently in pre-production.
You may have seen Katie in over a dozen national advertising campaigns for brands such as InterContinental Hotels, Sketchers, Elastiderm Skin Care, AT&T, Nike, Chandon Champagne, Supreme Protein, Cadillac, ProActive, Payless, and as part of the "Refreshment Duo" for Labatt's Blue Light. She was also named one of "People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People" from "Deal or no Deal."
Katie's passion is rescuing animals. She has helped find homes for hundreds of abused and unwanted animals. Whenever Katie gets the chance, she volunteers at various animal rescue groups; one of which is Tippi Hedren's Sanctuary for exotic big cats, "Shambala," and the "Wild Life Waystation." Katie has been working with big cats for over eight years and one day hopes to open her own animal rescue and sanctuary. One of Katie's many accomplishments was gathering ten humane organizations in Chicago and producing a fundraiser which raised money to help support animal rescue and abuse centers in Chicago. Katie just produced the "Diamond's Not Fur" Humanitarian Awards. A Star Studded Red Carpet Event where Betty White honored Madeline Bernstein, President of the SpcaLA with a Humanitarian Award in support of the West Hollywood "Fur Free" Movement. The Gala helped raised money for the SpcaLA and their animal welfare program to prevent cruelty, rescue, and care for animals in Los Angeles! Because if it's success the West Hollywood "Fur Free" bill passed Nov. 2011 and will be going into effect in the beginning of 2012.
NATHAN CROWLEY (Production Designer) Born in London, grew up in Islington . Started as a set designer on Hook and Bram Stoker's Dracula after attending Brighton School of Art in England. As an Art director, he worked on Braveheart, Mission Impossible 2 and The Devil's Own before becoming a Production Designer on , Behind Enemy Lines, Insomnia, Veronica Guerin, Batman Begins, The Lake House , The Prestige, The Dark Knight and Public Enemies. He has received Academy Award nominations for" The Prestige" "The Dark Knight"and "Interstellar",also Bafta Nominations for "Batman Begins" , "The Dark Knight" and " Interstellar".
John Houlihan was raised in Westfield, New Jersey he later attended the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut where he booked bands for school festivals and was a college radio DJ. After graduating college, he started an artist management company and independent record label in New Jersey. In 1992 he relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in film music. John is now a veteran Music Supervisor and Music Producer who has helped shape more than 50 feature films, and dozens of popular soundtrack albums. His work has generated worldwide hit songs and music videos by Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Pink, and Destiny's Child. Highlights include his Music Supervision of all three Austin Powers films, both of the Charlie's Angels films, and Training Day which earned a Best Actor Academy Award for Denzel Washington. John has built a diverse set of credits including 13 Going on 30, Assault On Precinct 13, Get Rich Or Die Tryin', Mortal Kombat 1 and 2, The Lake House, Charlotte's Web, Nacho Libre, Sandra Bullock's "All About Steve" and the 2009 re-make of the movie musical Fame. John re-teamed with Training Day Director Antoine Fuqua for the street life thriller, Brooklyn's Finest, which was released March 2010. The romantic comedy Letters To Juliet will be released in May 2010 and features a song written for the film and performed by platinum artist Colbie Caillat. He has also worked in network television, advertising, documentary films and supervised the music of high profile media projects for the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns of Barack Obama. John co-founded and is serving as Vice President of the Guild Of Music Supervisors.
Danny Forster loves architecture, from the gorgeous curve of a building's roofline to the mathematics at its foundation. But he's passionate about buildings that do more than simply look amazing and stay upright. For Forster, the moment when great architecture happens is when the shape, the structure, the material, the texture, the orientation, even the color of a building all collaborate to become a singular solution to a multitude of problems.
How do you build a modern steel-and-glass hotel that embodies ancient Arab culture and history? How do you build a stable, 3,300-foot cable-stayed bridge in Typhoon Alley? How do you cool a house using only lake breezes?
Forster has built a career out of the ingenious solution: celebrating it as a television host, lecturing about it as a speaker and professor, and finding it himself as a practicing designer. As the host of the Science Channel series Build It Bigger, Forster travels the world with a camera crew in search of incredible feats of architecture and engineering-a record-setting skyscraper, a city-saving levee, a mammoth cruise ship, a state-of-the-art football stadium. At every site he not only pinpoints the ingenious solution at the heart of each structure, but he also makes challenging architectural and engineering concepts clear and compelling. And he often does so by literally going behind the scenes, two miles under a seismic zone in a Peruvian tunnel, landing in a chopper on the back of a top-secret Naval vessel, 1,600 feet in the air installing glass on the outside of a twisting skyscraper. Now in its third season, and one of the highest rated shows on the Science Channel, Build it Bigger captures viewers with Forster's daring, wit, and enthusiasm, and keeps them with his architectural expertise.
Forster first studied architecture as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, where he received a BA in Architectural History in 1999. After several years in New York City, as a real estate broker and founder of the Internet start-up UrbanFilter, he entered Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He received his Master's degree in architecture in 2006, and went on to open his own design firm, DANNY FORSTER Design Studio, based in Brooklyn. DFDS specializes in inventive, affordable, sustainable design-the ingenious solution that works with the environment and within a budget.
The studio's first completed project is a LEED Gold certified lake house in Northern Michigan that has been featured in the Architectural Review and Architectural Record. DFDS currently has projects underway in Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey, and Chicago.
Forster's passion for great architecture and his exceptional ability to share that passion have made him a sought-after speaker and a popular teacher. He has delivered keynote addresses at engineering and architecture conferences all over the world. In 2008 he joined the faculty at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, teaching an upper level graduate architecture studio on sustainable design. Syracuse University has asked him to bring the course to its School of Architecture in 2010. Designing pioneering projects for DANNY FORSTER Design Studio, lecturing internationally, and filming for Build It Bigger, Forster is continually at work and on the move creating, explaining, and popularizing ingenious design solutions. He is also at work, closer to home, as creator and executive producer of a documentary series about the rebuilding of Ground Zero. The Rising explores the coming to life of a work of architecture that solves a host of problems-cultural, physical, historical, environmental-within one coherent project. With Forster's singular guidance and exclusive footage, viewers will be able to watch as architects and builders race to finish their enormous undertaking by 9/11/11, the ten-year anniversary of the attacks.
As a music producer, Brent Daniels is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, sound designer and singer. Co-founder of Hednoize, the last band to the bear the legendary Wax-Trax! imprint, Brent recorded and released the self-produced electronic LP Searching For The End to critical acclaim.
As a remixer and hired gun programmer, Brent has worked with Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare's Sister, Eric Clapton), Rick Knowles & Billy Steinberg (Madonna, Stevie Nicks), Thomas Dolby (Headspace/Beatnik), and Mick Jones (Foreigner), with The Cult. As a recording artist, Brent's music has been used extensively in feature films (including Edge Of Tomorrow, Dial A Prayer, The Lake House), television ("Shameless," "Mad Men") and trailers.
In 2011 Brent's score for the indie thriller A Lonely Place For Dying was honored with an award for excellence in original music at Utah's Park City Film Music festival.
A passionate advocate for education, liberal arts and technology studies, since 1993 Brent has performed in thousands primary & secondary schools and universities across the United States, entertaining and teaching over a million students & faculty about electronic music production and the importance of education.
A native of Syracuse, New York, Paul M. Kelly graduated from LeMoyne College where he received a bachelor's degree in business. After working for five years in the law office of a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, he moved to New York City in 1985 and taught accounting and business courses at a parochial high school. During this time, Kelly began studying at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education where he earned a master's and doctorate in higher education administration.
In 1987, Kelly joined the administrative staff at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan as a registrar and academic advisor to graduate and undergraduate students. He also taught as an adjunct associate professor of English. For 27 years he maintained continuous employment at the college while pursuing an active career as a playwright and filmmaker. His published plays have consistently received positive reviews and have been particularly popular with audiences in stage performances at Off-Broadway and Regional Theatres. He has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America since 1995.
Kelly is a founding member of two New York City playwriting groups. His work has made the leap from stage to screen where he co-wrote, directed and produced the SAG-AFTRA short films, "Fermented" (2010), "My Day" (2013), and "Last Words" (2014). His films have won several festival and competition awards.
When feeling the creative need to recharge, Kelly retreats to his lake house in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York where he develops scripts for future stage and film projects.
Nick Ferrin was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His parents were divorced at age 10 and he was raised from that point by his mother, sister, and eventually his step-dad. Although his poor family relationships (he has had little contact with them for years) makes life painful at times, he commits himself to his work and passion. He had the privilege to be directed in the role of 'Master Harold' by Tony-nominated K. Todd Freeman for the Steppenwolf Theater's production of "Master Harold...and the Boys" in 2005. He has worked on several major productions in Chicago including, "Fred Claus," "Eden Court," "The Break Up," "The Lake House," "Let's Go To Prison," the highly controversial "Death of a President," "Quebec," "The Strip," "Butterfly on a Wheel," "Stranger Than Fiction," as well as "E.R.," "Prison Break," and more.
He is currently selective about his acting work (too selective, according to some) and ambitiously plans to produce and direct a stage play he is adapting for the screen, originally written by Tony Fiorentino, called "Lease on Love." It is a romantic comedy he plans to act in as well. However, he tries not to turn down a good thing when it comes his way, and is accepting reasonable offers.
He works as a dog-walker and also at a deli/pizza place to make ends meet until he can do so acting and producing. He is currently single with two cats and resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Robert served with distinction with the United States Army-Military Police, stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany from 1983 to 1986. After getting his Honorable Discharge, he was employed in the western suburbs of Chicago as a police officer and detective. He received extensive training from the FBI and Northwestern University as a Crime Scene Forensic Specialist ("CSI") and a Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, and was able not only to obtain physical evidence which led to the arrest and convictions of innumerable serious offenders, but he also was able to successfully negotiate several armed, barricaded, and suicidal subjects into peacefully surrendering.
Since 1997, Robert has been involved in the entertainment industry in and around the Chicago area, working on such diverse projects as "The Negotiator", "Early Edition", "The Lake House", "The Dark Knight", and several other films and shows, receiving a speaking part as a Chicago Police Officer in "The Chicago Code" and a speaking part in the "Bollywood" major motion picture "Dhoom 3" and the short, character-driven independent film "Knockdown".
Denis Mulvihill has been an background actor in Chicago since 2004. His first extra job was on the movie "Roll Bounce"(2005)as roller rink spectator. He has worked on 27 movies and on 18 TV series. Some of the movies he worked on are: The Lake House, Death of a President, Flags Of Our Fathers, The Express, The Dark Knight, The Unborn, Source Code, Fred Claus, The Break-Up, Couples Retreat, Contagion, One Small Hitch, Dhoom 3, Merry Gentleman, Transformers 4 & Wanted. TV shows included: Prison Break, The Beast, The Chicago Code, Chicago Fire, Mob Doctor, Boss, Betrayal, Shameless, Mind Games & Sirens.
He studied at St.John's College, Nugegoda Veteran journalist and lyricist Dr Ajantha Ranasinghe passed away yesterday. He was 75-years-old. Born in Thalammahara, in the Kurunegala district, Dr. Ranasinghe first attended a government school in Pannala, after which he entered St. John's College, Nugegoda. His life was enriched by regular visits by a string of artistes to the home of his uncle, Asoka Peiris.
Even at a young age, Dr Ranasinghe wrote Buddhists songs to the Lama Mandapaya of Radio Ceylon. He gave up studies and produced poetry and short stories for the children's page in the Silumina and Peramuna newspapers. And, as a teenager, he was already composing verses for the Silumina, Vanitha Viththi and Lankadeepa publications.
He later applied for and was hired as a staff reporter in the Dinamina publication of Lake House. He rose through the ranks as Sub Editor, Local News Editor, Additional Chief Sub Editor, Chief Sub Editor and Features Editor. He was eventually made Chief Editor of Navayugaya, which he transformed into a platform to showcase the talents of young writers. He served more than three decades as a journalist.
Dr. Ranasinghe married Sarojini, daughter of singer Kokiladevi Weeratunga. Throughout the 70s, he produced a treasure-trove of lyrics for famous singers. He became well known for his verses.
His skills as a lyricist earned him a string of Sarasaviya, OCIC Honorary, State Literary, Raigam, Sumathi and Cumaratunga Munidasa awards. He was conferred a Doctorate in appreciation of his Literary work. He won the President's Award for Best Song Writer of the Year on three occasions. In 2014, the Editor's Guild of Sri Lanka honoured him with a Lifetime Achievement Award under the annual Journalism Awards for Excellence Programme.
Some of his most famous lyrics are 'Pokuru Pokuru Mal Senakili Omari Lathawe'; 'Indunil Gangulal'; 'Mangala Mal dama'; 'Punchi Dawaswala'; 'Kalpana Lowa Mal- wane'; 'Siri Bo Meda'; 'Ninda Nene Rathriye'; 'Mata Wasanam'; 'Raththaran Pem Purane'; 'Hanga Gallene'; 'Pemathura Hengum'; and 'Nirvana Swarna Dwarayen'.
He wrote songs for both, veteran artistes such as W.D. Amaradewa, H.R. Jothipala, Victor, Sanath Nandasiri, Milton Perera, Milton Mallawarachchi, Nanda Malini and Indrani Perera, as well as for young entrants such as Umariya, Meena Prasadini, Theekshana Anuradha, Ajith Bandara and Surendra Perera.
Dr. Ranasinghe leaves behind his wife, son, daughter and grandchildren.
|Joseph J. Tomaska
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Joe has made his home there since he was a child. His father, Joe Sr. was a narcotics detective with the CPD, and his mother, Louise, was the granddaughter of the famous restaurant tour Papa Milano. Joe developed his love for acting early in life while spending time on the set of the movie The Sting. At that time, Joe's dad was serving as Robert Redford's bodyguard, and, subsequently, Joe had a window to the amazing world of film making. This experience would have a profound impact on him and would be the impetus for his love of film and theater. Joe would eventually perform in theater through Grammar School and High School. He went on to study theater and film at Southern Methodist University in Dallas,Texas. There he performed in numerous productions including the student film Charlie, which was nominated for a collegiate Academy Award. After College, Joe was excepted into the prestigious Goodman School of Drama's Theater Program at Depaul University. While at Depaul, Joe studied with famed acting coach Bella Itkin.
In 1988, (through a mutual friend) Joe met a relatively unknown actor named Ben Stiller. Ben was in Chicago shooting the movie Next of Kin and pitched Joe and his brother Tony on producing a short film called Elvis Stories. The short would contain a series of vignettes about people who thought they had scene Elvis Presley alive. Packed with future stars Mike Myers, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Andy Dick, Ron Dean, and Stiller, Elvis stories was a commercial success. In the fall of 1989, Joe and his brother formed Magnificent Mile Productions and produced the feature film Desire. This film was a drama centering around the day to day lives of professional dancers from The American Ballet Theater. It starred famed dancer Johan Renvall and gained critical acclaim. Joe's third venture in producing would be the film Shaking the Tree. The film dealt with the complex relationships of three couples and starred Courtney Cox, Arye Gross, Gale Hansen, Doug Savant, and Christina Haag- Joe also played a role in the film. The film was released theatrically and was praised by film critic Roger Ebert.
After several years of producing films Joe was excited to get back to his love of acting. In the summer of 1993 in Chicago, Joe began writing, producing, directing, and starring in the Broadway hit show Tony N' Tina's Wedding. He and his brother Tony would go on to produce the show there for seventeen years. Tony N' Tina's Wedding would eventually become the longest running show in the history of Chicago theater. In 1996, Joe produced and starred in a spin off of Tony N' Tina's Wedding called Joey N' Gina's Wedding. The show premiered in London's West End and ran for one year. After London Joe appeared in several films including: The Watcher with Keanu Reeves and James Spader, Back by Midnight with Rodney Dangerfield and Kirstie Alley, The Order with Charlton Heston, Top of the World with Dennis Hopper, Submarines with Jim Davidson, and Hard Cash with Val Kilmer.
In the year 2000, Joe and his brother realized a dream by opening The Chicago Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA). Built as multi-venue entertainment complex the CCPA houses a 500 seat main stage, a 250 seat studio, a 200 seat comedy cabaret, and a 100 seat black box theater. The CCPA features a school of music, a casting center, acting programs for all ages, and extensive community outreach programs. Over the years, the CCPA has sponsored/produced over 200 original productions, classic plays, and musicals. Through its production offices and rehearsal spaces the CCPA has housed such films as: The Lake House with Sandra Bullock, Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell, The Weather Man with Nicolas Cage, and Stolen Summer with Bonnie Hunt. Original productions at the CCPA include: The Exonerated directed by Bob Balaban with Richard Dreyfus, Danny Glover, and MIke Farrell, Miracle on 34th Street directed by David Cromer with Tracy Letts, The Blues Brothers Musical Review produced by Judy Belushi Pisano, Congo Square's Stick Fly produced by Alicia Keys, The Jeff Award winning Orson's Shadow directed by Austin Pendleton, and Tony award winner Passing Strange. The CCPA also has theaters in residence which includes the much hailed Congo Square Theater and the award winning Bailiwick Theater. In 2001, at the CCPA, Joe had the great honor of directing Charlton Heston and his wife Lydia in the Broadway hit Love Letters. Some Acting credits for Joe at the CCPA include: Bolingbroke in Richard II, The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Thomas Mara in Miracle on 34th Street, and Weston in Curse of The Starving Class. To this day, through Joe and his brother's guidance, the CCPA remains committed to nurturing artists of all races, cultures, languages, and backgrounds.
In the year 2006, Joe and his brother teamed up with John Malkovich and his company Mr. Mudd to produce the feature film Drunkboat. In the film Malkovich plays a homeless veteran with PTSD who tries to reconnect with his family after a lengthy estrangement. Strong supporting roles by John Goodman (Fletcher), Dana Delany (Eileen), and newcomer Jakob Zachar (Abe) aided in Drunkboat's theatrical release in the summer of 2012. Along with his producing duties, Joe also served as the films music and story editors. In 2010, Joe returned to his passion for acting by starring along side Josh Lukas in the thriller Little Murder. Set in post Katrina New Orleans, Tomaska (Sandoval) and Lukas (Ben Chaney) track a serial killer played by Terrence Howard - Lake bell and Cary Elwes round out this talented ensemble. The film is set for release in the spring of 2013. Recently, Joe has been writing the screenplay for The Governor, which explores in detail the down fall of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.