Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Darryl Wright Memorial October 9th

A memorial tribute for the late Long Beach State football player Darryl Wright, will be held on October 9th between 2 and 5 p.m. at Tantalum Restaurant in Long Beach.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Darryl Wright One of the Finest 49er's Remembered

Darryl Wright left us this week. One of many memories I have of spending time with Darryl. We shared a common appreciation for photography. When Chris Pook and Don Dyer started the LB Grand Prix, Darryl rallied by getting all of his 49er buddies to bail the Grand Prix out from a tremendous rainstorm, mudslides and flooding. Without the all-night help the race would not have gone on. For the next 7-8 years Darryl, Ron Malouf and I became the unofficial official photographers for the Grand Prix. We spent 4 days shooting everything and our photos were used for the programs, posters and promotional slide shows and more. We created a great slideshow called “The Boys are Back in Town”. He even went up in a helicopter to photograph the race one year. The world is a lesser place without him.

Here are some photos of Darryl working for the Long Beach Grand Prix.


A one-time Long Beach State assistant football coach (1960-67) named Stu Farber has fond memories of the late Darryl Wright, whom he recruited from Glendale Community College. "Darryl was a `yes sir, no sir' kind of guy who was smart and intense," says Farber, a 49er backfield coach between 1960-67. "I remember once during a scrimmage he had a big gash on his nose that needed stitches, but he didn't want to come out. That's the kind of player Darryl was."

from Stu Farber in Doug Krikorian Column at Press Telegram

Monday, September 07, 2009

Reality TV: MTV To Premiere New Reality Show ‘Teen Mom’

Teen Mom will follow four mothers featured on 16 & Pregnant as they continue life during their first year after giving birth.

According to the press release, each Teen Mom episode will combine stories of the four teenage girls featured in 16 & Pregnant’s first season as they navigate through various issues ranging from marriage and financial support to education and employment — all while facing the new responsibility of being a mother and trying to create their own family.
In addition to ordering Teen Mom, MTV announced that it will air a 16 & Pregnant marathon on Monday, September 7.

reprinted from: www.reality tv.com

Sunday, September 06, 2009

MTV's "16 & Pregnant” new spinoff "Teen Mom" gets Greenlight

By Nellie Andreeva Sept 2, 2009

MTV's breakout hit "16 & Pregnant" has spawned a spinoff.

The cable network has greenlighted "Teen Mom," a doc series featuring four girls from the first season of "16 & Pregnant" as they deal with the challenges of their first year of motherhood.

The order is for eight hour-long episodes; Morgan J. Freeman is executive producing.

The four intertwined stories in the spinoff will touch upon such topics from the girls' everyday lives as marriage, relationships, family support (or lack thereof), adoption, finances, graduating high school, getting a job and moving out of their parents' houses to start their own families.

Some of the teens from "Teen Moms" will be on hand to host a "16 & Pregnant" marathon on Labor Day.

The marathon will kick off with an encore presentation of the "Life After Labor" special hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky at 11 a.m., followed by all six episodes of the show's first season.

Following strong ratings, including 1.6 million viewers tuning in for the series premiere, "16 & Pregnant" was renewed for a second season.
reprinted from www.thehollywoodreporter.com