Sunday Services

Today’s subject is French actress, and Guardians of the Galaxy star Pom Klementieff.

Pom Klementieff (3 May 1986) is a French actress. She was trained at the Cours Florent drama school in Paris and has appeared in such films as Loup (2009), Sleepless Night (2011) and Hacker’s Game (2015). She plays the role of Mantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

Pom Klementieff was born in Quebec City, Canada, to a Korean mother and French-Russian father, who was working there as a consul with the French government. Her parents chose the name “Pom” because it is similar in pronunciation to the Korean words for both “spring” and “tiger.”

Sadly, Pom’s early life was very difficult, emotionally.

Klementieff’s father died of cancer when she was 5, and her mother had schizophrenia and was unable to care for children, so Klementieff was raised by her paternal uncle and aunt. Her uncle, whom she described as “like [her] second father”, died on her 18th birthday, and her older brother committed suicide just seven years later, this time on her 25th birthday.

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Today’s service focus upon British actor Dominic Cooper, who also celebrates his 41st birthday today.

Dominic Edward Cooper (June 2,1978) is an English actor. He has worked in television, film, theatre, and radio, including Mamma Mia! and its sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. He stars as Jesse Custer on the AMC show Preacher. Cooper has also appeared as the young Howard Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter.

Cooper was great in Captain America, and was equally good in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Yes, I realize I am the only one to see that film, but I thought it was quite entertaining.

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Since we’re remembering those who gave their lives for this country, I decided against posting some leftist actress of vapid model. Instead, I figured I’d post some of the babes at Pin-Ups For Vets.

Pin-Ups For Vets raises funds to improve Veterans’ health care, donates funds to VA hospitals for medical equipment and program expansion, improves quality of life for ill Veterans across the United States through personal bedside visits to deliver gifts, promotes volunteerism at Veterans Hospitals, supports homeless Veterans with clothing and calendar gifts delivered to shelters, boosts morale for military wives and female Veterans with makeovers and clothing, and boosts morale for deployed troops through delivery of care packages.

Pinups For Vets is a terrific organization, and one to which I have donated. Plus, the pin=ups are all fabulous babes; and really, isn’t that why America was founded?

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Today’s services revolve around one of my favorite players on one of my favorite hockey teams, Boston Bruins forward David Pastrňák.

David Pastrňák (25 May 1996) nicknamed “Pasta”, is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Bruins in the first round, 25th overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Pastrňák’s father wanted him to play ice hockey. Following a lengthy battle with cancer, his father died. Pastrňák accounts this as the reason why he began practicing and training so hard, to make it as a hockey player for his father.

Pastrnak is a beast, and at age 22, he is one of the Bruins premier players. He is now preparing for the Stanley Cup Finals, and hopefully, the B’s will win it all.

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Today’s Sunday Services are brought to you by my friend Kevin. Like me, Kevin is a rabid hockey fan, and while watching the Dallas Stars game last week, he noticed someone sitting behind the Stars’ bench. Apparently millions of other guys noticed her, too. Gentlemen, I present to you Natalie Gauvreau.

In case you missed it, there was a… how should we put this? There was a scantily-clad woman who took in the Dallas Stars and St. Louis Blues game yesterday afternoon in Dallas. And wouldn’t you know it, hockey fans got more shots of the Stars’ bench than they could have ever hoped for.

Now website Busted Coverage has managed to identify the woman who attracted so much interest. It turns out the woman is actress Natalie Gauvreau, who happens to have 3.7 million followers on Instagram.

So she’s crazy stupid hot AND a Dallas Stars fan? Sign me up!

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Today is Cinco de Mayo, a “holiday” only Mexicans and alcoholics observe. That said, I figured I owed it to the ladies to put out Services today despite how sick I feel. So here you go with actor Javier Bardem.

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men.

Bardem has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work. He is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar, as well as the first Spaniard to win one, for Best Supporting Actor in No Country for Old Men, 2008. He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful.

Yes, Bardem was born in Spain but I’m too sick to deal with semantics.

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Since everybody who’s anybody is seeing Avengers: Endgame this weekend – for the record, I will not – I decided to make today’s services Avengers-related by posting delicious actress Linda Cardellini.

Linda Edna Cardellini (June 25, 1975) is an American actress. She is known for playing Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), Samantha Taggart on ER (2003–09), and Meg Rayburn on Bloodline (2015–17). She received an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Sylvia Rosen on Mad Men (2013–15).

Cardellini is also known for her portrayals of Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo! film series (2002–04), Cassie in Brokeback Mountain (2005), Laura Barton in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Dolores in Green Book (2018).

Cardellini’s voice work includes the animated television series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010-2013), Regular Show (2012–15), and Gravity Falls.

For those of you without younger kids, Regular Show is arguably one of the funniest cartoons ever made. I had no idea Cardellini was a voice actress in the show. This makes me like her even more.

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Today’s services revolve around my mother’s all-time favorite actor: Mark Harmon.

Thomas Mark Harmon (September 2, 1951) is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s. Initially achieving fame as a college football player, his role on St. Elsewhere led to his being named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People in 1986. After spending the majority of the 1990s as a character actor, he discovered newfound fame for his portrayal of Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in a four-episode story arc.

Harmon was cast in a similar role a year later. The creator of both JAG and NCIS had seen Harmon in The West Wing and decided to cast him in NCIS. Harmon’s character of NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was first introduced in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG. Since 2003, Harmon has starred in NCIS as the same character.

Harmon was good in The Presidio and as Sheriff Behan the Kevin Costner Wyatt Earp film. There are more photos below the fold…

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Today’s services revolve around the world’s hottest chef – well, next to Guy Fieri – the one and only Giada De Laurentiis.

Giada Pamela De Laurentiis (born August 22, 1970) is an Italian-born American chef, writer, and television personality. She is the host of Food Network’s Giada at Home. She also appears regularly as a contributor and guest co-host on NBC’s Today. De Laurentiis is the founder of the catering business GDL Foods. She is a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle Host, the Gracie Award for Best Television Host, and in 2012, she was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame.

Goodness, she is crazy, stupid hot.

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Today’s services revolve around the man who jump-started the Marvel movie empire: Wesley Snipes.

Wesley Trent Snipes (July 31, 1962) is an American actor, director, film producer, martial artist, and author. His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), Passenger 57 (1992), Demolition Man (1993), and the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004).

He formed a production company, Amen-Ra Films, in 1991, and a subsidiary, Black Dot Media, to develop projects for film and television. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, earning a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate and 2nd dan black belt in Hapkido.

The Blade films were fantastic – well, I and II were – and they transformed Snipes from a rising star to a mega-celebrity. The original Blade film was the first Marvel movie which truly killed at the box office, and had a hand in the juggernaut which is the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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