Thursday, October 29, 2009
Chloe Sullivan – one of the main characters in the Superman franchise Smallville. Introduced to the Superman world specifically for the Smallville TV show, the character of Chloe, played by Allison Mack, started life in an awkward love triangle including the other two main characters at the time, Lana and Clark. Chloe's love for Clark was unrequited, and she had to settle for the “Duckie” position of best friend. As the show has carried on through the years, Chloe's character has evolved almost unrecognisably, to the point that she herself also has superhero powers. More importantly, she is currently the only first-season character except for Superman himself still on the show after all of these years.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Chloë Sevigny – an American actress with a storied fourteen-year career. Sevigny courted controversy with her very first film, the Larry Clark movie Kids, which depicted underage (even pre-teen) sexuality in a remarkably frank and non-judgemental fashion. Sevigny's performance was lauded and started her on a remarkably successful career that also encompassed the fashion world. Her appearance in the 1999 film Boys Don't Cry saw her winning numerous awards and nominated for even more, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Her appearance in the Vincent Gallo film The Brown Bunny threatened to sabotage her entire career due to a scene of graphic, unsimulated sex, yet she has recovered and has a successful career on the HBO TV series Big Love.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Chloe in the Afternoon – a 1972 film by Eric Rohmer. Originally titled L'amour après-midi and originally entitled Love in the Afternoon in English, the refined title shown above was given to the North American release of the movie in honour of one of the main characters, Chloé, played by the Algerian-French actress Zouzou.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Chloe Rogers – an English athlete with international successes both in field hockey and in golf. A midfield for Leicester and Chelmsford before that, Rogers won the award for Essex Chronicle Sports Personality of the Year for 2009. A bronze medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Rogers has received 50 caps for the English women's field hockey team and a further 29 for the Great Britain team. In 2007, she won the BUSA Women's Individual Strokeplay Championship in golf, an entirely different sport. Her nickname is “Ginger”, rather confusingly so for a blonde woman.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Chloe Smith – a Conservative MP for Norwich North, a constituency within Norfolk. Born in 1982, Smith became a candidate for the Conservative Party in 2007. The expenses scandal of 2009, in which a number of high-profile English MPs were exposed as abusing monetary provisions provided by parliament for their own personal uses. The Labour MP Ian Gibson resigned as a result of this scandal, forcing a by-election, which Smith handily won, making her currently the youngest MP in Parliament.