There is a movie called Analyze this starring Robert DeNiro and Billy Crystal. what turns out to be quite a funny scene, actually starts with a panic attack. In this case, Robert DeNiro is a gangster talking to another cohort. he is having trouble dealing with the stresses of seeing one of his best friend’s killed, and it brings back memories of his own father’s death. he is secretly afraid that his son may have to witness his death, like he did his father. As he is sitting there speaking, DeNiro starts to clear his throat a few times, then tugs upon his collar. When asked what is wrong, he says he ‘feels funny’. he begins to sweat, and rock back and forth in his chair. he finally ends up with chest pain and complains he can’t feel his extremities. he is rushed to the emergency room by his bodyguards – thinking he is having a heart attack.
What he thought was a heart attack was nothing more than a panic attack. Now, what is funny about the scene is DeNiro’s thugs making sure the doctor writes down that he had a heart attack instead of a panic attack – mostly because DeNiro’s character wants to be sure other gangsters don’t find out about it. there are many symptoms of a panic attack that may make people believe they are either having a heart attack, or even dying things such as rapid heart beat, sweating and numbness or tingling sensations in the face, limbs or body can both be characteristic of panic and heart attacks.
Other such symptoms are shaking on the inside or visibly, chest pain, shortness of breath, choking sensations, dizziness or light-headedness, and chills or hot flashes. you can also feel unreal or dreamy, or even feeling outside yourself or as if you do not exist. there is most often a feeling of losing control or going crazy. Panic attacks have a tendency to go unchecked most times. some people may begin to exhibit even worse problems, such as agoraphobia. this is a phobia of being in public places, or worse, being stuck somewhere in a crowd of people, and unable to escape. the best form of treatment for such phobias, is cognitive therapy. this means that some therapists believe that – in order to overcome your fears – you must face them little by little.
Panic attacks are not as funny as people may think they are – certainly not as funny to those who are stuck dealing with them. some people may even have them as much as on a daily basis. When something takes over your life so much, then that quality of life deteriorates. find the help to control it, before it controls you. after all, this problem is not just your problem. It is also the problem of your family, friends, and other people who love you. If you do not feel you are worth it, then perhaps they are
After the coffee. before yelling at Time Warner Cable about my WiFi connection.
The Skinny: Sorry, we're posting a little later than usual this morning. Technical difficulties and a long night watching James Murdoch's appearance before Parliament are to blame. I'm actually writing this from a Kinkos on Wilshire. Thursday's headlines include recaps of young Murdoch's second visit to Parliament, more Oscar drama as Eddie Murphy bails as host and Nickelodeon's curious case of the missing children.
Encore performance. News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch made his second appearance before Parliament on Thursday morning to answer questions regarding the phone hacking scandal at the now-closed News of the World tabloid. Early coverage from the Los Angeles Times and New York Times.
Job opening. Think you can host the Oscars? well, now is your chance. Eddie Murphy followed his pal Brett Ratner out the door and won't host next year's Academy Awards. Murphy quit in reaction to Ratner's being forced out as producer of the show after making a joke that included an anti-gay slur and a raunch-filled appearance on Howard Stern's radio program. Renowned movie producer Brian Grazer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13") has stepped in to produce the next Oscar show. How long until Billy Crystal or Steve Martin gets a phone call? the latest analysis from the Los Angeles Times and Variety.
Where did the kids go? Viacom inc. released its fourth quarter results Thursday morning and had good numbers, thanks to Paramount's "Transformers" and a strong performance from many of its cable networks. however, on a call with analysts the company griped about a double-digit ratings decline at its kids channel Nickelodeon that it doesn't think is accurate. Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said the company is working with Nielsen to find out if there was a glitch in the measuring of the Nickelodeon audience that could explain the unusual drop. more on the earnings from Bloomberg and more on the Nickelodeon situation from the Hollywood Reporter.
They like him, they really like him. Despite all his wisecracks about movie stars, NBC is interested in having Ricky Gervais back as host of the Golden Globes, according to Deadline Hollywood. whether the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the subject of many jabs from Gervais, agrees remains to be seen. my advice: do it. the publicity can only help the show and if Johnny Depp can take being made sport of, so should you!
Anderson not flying the coop. although his ratings have not set the world on fire, Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show will live to see year two, reports Broadcasting & Cable. in New York, the show is moving from Tribune's WPIX to Fox's WNYW. "the show is off to a good start and has the opportunity to grow organically into something unique," said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of Time Warner's Telepictures Productions, which makes the show.
inside the Los Angeles Times: the back story on Peter Liguori's exit from Discovery Communications. John Horn on how "the first Grader" plans to get some Oscar love.
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After tweeting that his reason for wanting to host the Oscars was “so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions,” it’s been confirmed by two unknown sources that Billy Crystal will indeed replace Eddie Murphy as the host of this year’s telecast.
Crystal was a popular choice to replace Murphy but he says he hasn’t hosted the awards ceremony in a long time because “it got too be too much after a while”:
“It got to be too much after a while and the sameness in my life,” he said. “That’s why I pulled back. And then when I thought I might want to do it again, they were on to other people. It’s always fun. It’s really hard, but maybe one or two more times? I don’t know. They know where I am.”
Crystal, at the Santa Monica event, elaborated on the stress and pleasures of the one-of-a-kind Oscars gig.
“I so appreciate that you like when we do it,” he said. “And I had a good time doing them. I did eight of them. And it takes a long time. I sort of stopped doing it — I would do it in patches — and then fortunately, I was doing other things that I wanted to do. [It takes a long time] in order to do the things we did — and [those things] change the way a host was working on the show. We started doing the medley with mark [Shaiman], and then those got really funny. Then we entered the films, you know, cutting into the nominated movies, and that started taking a really long time. I was working four or five months just on the Oscars.”
Everyone keeps falling in love with the producers of The Bachelor! So don’t be surprised when The Bachelor: Producers becomes a thing:
“There is a girl this season that falls for one of the producers on the show, and asks to leave. at the time of the incident, when she informed the crew that she had fallen for the producer, somehow she ended up staying another week. Don’t know what was said, I wasn’t there. I just know that in the city that she came forward with her admission, she wasn’t eliminated in that city. So somehow they convinced her to stick around. Eventually she was eliminated.”
- Whoa. So, uh, Mel Gibson may have impregnated a reality TV star:
Star Magazine is reporting that Laura Bellizzi, who starred on Secrets Of Aspen last year is telling friends that Mel Gibson got her pregnant. Apparently the two did date during the summer. Mel’s people say it is a physical impossibility which I guess means he had a little snip snip? The timing would be right, but you would think Mel would try and stop having kids and unprotected sex considering all the porn stars. Mel already has 8 kids and Laura Bellizzi has two. I never watched the show Secrets Of Aspen, so have no idea what this woman is like.
- Remember Jonathan Lipnicki (aka that annoying little kid from Jerry Maguire)? well, he’s 21 now and he’s been working out. a lot. I don’t know that I can handle this photo. [US]
- Can we all yell loud enough so that the reboot trend stops? please? anyway, they’re doing a reboot of Clue, a movie I absolutely love, and this time it’s with a group of teens because who cares anymore? [AOL]
- Taylor Swift won Entertainer Of The Year at the Country Music Awards and wrote her acceptance speech notes all over her arm. [CrazyDaysAndNights]
- Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen both grace the cover of Vogue‘s Best Dressed Special Edition. Apparently they both won…and so did a bunch of other stylish siblings. Shared gifts for all! [JustJared]