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Posts Tagged ‘Phil Collins’

Phil Collins Donates Alamo Collection… to The Alamo

Manny Fernandez, Houston bureau chief for the New York Times, has some requisite fun with the topic. And really, what journalist wouldn’t?

PhilCollinsAlamoBookHere’s Fernandez’s first two paragraphs:

Phil Collins, a member of Genesis and a staple of 1980s-era MTV, arrived at the Alamo here on Thursday carrying a sword and a dagger. Jerry Patterson, the Texas land commissioner, brought two guns, one tucked in his cowboy boot and the other in his waistband.

The meeting went well nevertheless.

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Snow White, Still a Journalist at Heart

Reuters reporter-editor Zorianna Kit has a nice junket interview profile of Lily Collins, the first of this year’s pair of Hollywood studio Snow Whites.

The British born 23-year-old star of Mirror, Mirror (and daughter of pop superstar Phil Collins) told Kit that back in 2008, she was well on her way to becoming a journalist. In addition to getting published in Elle Girl and Seventeen magazines, she covered the U.S. presidential election for Nickelodeon. Collins enrolled in broadcast journalism and communications at USC, only to have a role in The Blind Side thwart those plans:

Collins had to decide between school and acting when she found herself shooting The Blind Side in Atlanta and flying back to LA for exams. She has since deferred her schooling but plans on returning… No matter what happens with school, Collins said she’ll always be a journalist even as her acting career grows.

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