25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

first_imgSince her rise to fame in the early aughts, Malin Akerman has been in numerous films. And while you might recognize her best for all of her famous roles like those in 27 Dresses and The Proposal, there’s still so much you don’t know about her. The actress, 42, opened up exclusively to Us Weekly with 25 things about herself — including what her first Hollywood audition was, who the famous hunk she modeled with was before they both made it big and her biggest dreams. Read on to learn more about Friendsgiving star.1. I used to compete nationally in figure skating for 10 years.- Advertisement – 2. My parents always said you have to empty your pockets in order to fill them again. (It has to do with generosity.)3. I have toe thumbs.4. Right before I got The Comeback, I was considering going back to Canada to finish my degree in psychology.- Advertisement – 5. I am a bit color blind when it comes to black, gray and dark blue.6. My first audition in Hollywood was for The Hot Chick, but Rachel McAdams got [the role].7. Rachel and I had worked together prior to that in Canada on Shotgun Love Dolls.Malin Akerman: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me!Malin Akerman and husband Jack Donnelly. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – 8. I have four tattoos. The one on my left arm is for my son [Sebastian, 7, with ex Roberto Zincone] and my husband [Jack Donnelly].9. My mom was on the Swedish version of Survivor at 70 years old! She’s a true Viking!10. I once pretended to be Catholic so that I could get into my then-boyfriend’s high school. I didn’t want him hanging around all those girls in uniform without me!11. I have a dog but secretly want an owl. My husband won’t let me get one.12. When I moved to L.A., I did a photoshoot for Abercrombie & Fitch with a then-18-year-old Jamie Dornan.13. I love listening to podcasts about cold crime cases.14. The only time I ever tried taking a sleeping pill was on a plane. I woke up on the floor with a flight attendant holding my legs up and calling for an oxygen mask!15. I’m a certified youth and child development coach.16. I am so obsessed with Nutella that I cannot have it in the house.17. One of my favorite movies is Like Water for Chocolate.18. When I was 6, I broke my arm jumping off an old cannon because someone called me a chicken.19. I want to retire in Africa.20. My dream is to go to space. I’m a giant space nerd.21. When we wrapped [2009’s] Watchmen, we played paintball with the whole cast and crew.22. I have been stung by bees and wasps 12 times.23. I have a motorcycle license.24. I love planning birthday parties for others — especially surprises!25. When I first started dating Jack, I dared him to strip for me and my girlfriends poolside because he claimed he had worked as a Chippendales dancer for a summer in England — and he did! That’s when I knew I was going to marry him.Friendsgiving is out in select theaters and available on demand and digital.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Smoke Alarm Solutions, Meth Screen warn of hidden dangers

first_imgRob Hocking from Meth Screen uses a swab to test for Methamphetamine and the pre-cursers Amphetamine, Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine in a house, Thursday, December 28, 2017. Around 25% of homes have traces of illicit drugs in them. (AAP Image/ Brenton Edwards)PESTS, mould and weeds are usually top of the list for property managers when inspecting rental homes but another more sinister substance could be lurking.In the past seven months, drug screening business Meth Screen has conducted tests on more than 400 properties with 35 per cent testing positive for the illicit drug.The growing problem of ice and methamphetamine residue in Queensland rental properties as well as new smoke alarm legislation was a topic of discussion at a legislation bootcamp this week hosted by Smoke Alarm Solutions.The overhaul of Queensland’s smoke alarm legislation comes into effect January 1, 2022, and will impact every one of the state’s 550,000 rental properties, 390,000 landlords and 15,000 property managers and real estate agents.Real Estate Industry of Queensland Far North Queensland zone chairman Tom Quaid said the new laws would affect property management operators “both from a compliance perspective as well as for the safety of their tenants”.“Designed to come into effect in stages, the new legislation brings in requirements for smoke alarms to now be present in every bedroom,” Mr Quaid said. He said alarms would also be needed for other areas and for units to be interconnected to go off simultaneously in the event of one being triggered. “Initially applying just to new homes, it will be rolled out to those homes being sold or rented and then eventually every residence. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“This is a similar strategy to that applied with the introduction of stricter pool fencing laws over the last decade.“For those that might not be fully across these new requirements or that have questions, an event such as that being held here in Cairns can be a great opportunity to learn more to ensure their clients’ properties tick the right boxes and tenants are well looked after.”Property managers and landlords who do not comply by the deadline could face serious consequences, including hefty fines and possible jail time.Smoke Alarm Solutions chief executive Cameron Davis said the bootcamp demystified upcoming smoke alarm legislation and helped educate property managers about methamphetamine residue and its impact on rental properties.Meth Screen operators found six of the 16 properties (37 per cent) tested north of Mackay discovered disturbing levels of ice and methamphetamine residue.“The deadline may seem years away, but there’s a range of benefits by adopting the new smoke alarm legislation,” Mr Davis said.“If you choose to wait, you risk compliance providers being overwhelmed and unable to fit you in, a shortage of electricians and possible price increases.”“Property managers, landlords and real estate agents are only just realising the hidden dangers of methamphetamine residue.“There are thousands of contaminated properties throughout the state, causing serious health issues for countless Queenslanders.”last_img read more