Friday, November 9, 2007

NOVEMBER 9, 2007

Congratulations to Kimberly Johns! She won tickets to the James Taylor concert on Monday night, plus limousine transportation from Distinctive Limousine, child care from A Good Time Out, and dinner before the show!

Matt Damon's thriller The Bourne Ultimatum led the nominations for the 34th People's Choice Awards, organizers announced Thursday.

The spy flick was nominated for favorite movie, favorite action movie and favorite "threequel" and earned Damon a favorite male action star nod.

Multiple nominees included Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Transformers, which are both up against Bourne for favorite movie.

Bruce Willis and Johnny Depp will compete with Damon for favorite male action star. Willis and Depp will also vie for favorite movie star with Denzel Washington.

American Idol faces Dancing with the Stars and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in the favorite competition/reality show category.

"This is fun because we get the chance to see who the audience actually likes once the vote comes in, we get chosen, and we know that it's kind of working. Because we don't do it for anyone other than the audience, and that's what the People's Choice is all about," Ryan Seacrest told PEOPLE at the Crest+Scope People's Choice Awards Nominations Announcement party in L.A. Thursday night.

Jessica Alba received two nominations – favorite leading lady and favorite female action star.

In music, Justin Timberlake was nominated for favorite male singer and favorite pop song. "Give It to Me," a Timbaland song featuring Timberlake garnered a nod for favorite hip-hop song.

"I love the People's Choice Awards because it's the people," two-time recording artist winner Paula Abdul told PEOPLE. "Without our fans we aren't anything, it's the truth, it's as simple as that." Winners will be announced Jan. 8 on CBS.

For the complete list of nominees and to submit your vote, go to the People's Choice Web site.

People who make specific plans for their next day, or weekend, or trips -- have more opportunities to get annoyed or upset than people who don't make plans and go with the flow. Let's say you plan to go skiing the next day, but there's not enough snow come sunrise. Oh no -- now what will we do? The day is ruined! So perhaps if you're going to be a planner, always have an alternate or backup plan, so you're not thrown for a loop.