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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Pics

2011-09-28T17:27:15.015-07:00

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Steve Bartman Pics

2011-09-28T17:26:22.565-07:00


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Walter Payton Pics

2011-09-28T17:25:46.486-07:00

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Michael Vick Pictures

2011-09-25T16:50:00.179-07:00

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Herman Cain Pictures

2011-09-25T16:45:15.438-07:00

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Bears Packers Pictures

2011-09-25T16:44:23.854-07:00

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Mila Kunis Leaked

2011-09-21T23:35:56.695-07:00

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X Factor Judges Pics

2011-09-21T23:33:22.240-07:00

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Elizabeth Warren Images

2011-09-21T23:32:52.361-07:00

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Raiders Pics

2011-09-18T17:30:53.502-07:00

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Green Bay Packers Pics

2011-09-18T17:28:31.694-07:00

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Patriots Pics

2011-09-18T17:26:46.483-07:00

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Michaele Salahi Photos

2011-09-15T08:41:18.287-07:00

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Brian Urlacher Pictures

2011-09-15T08:40:30.539-07:00

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Hyundai Equus Pics

2011-09-11T23:18:09.783-07:00

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Faith Hill Pics

2011-09-11T23:16:37.710-07:00

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Andy Whitfield Pictures

2011-09-11T23:14:41.120-07:00

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Leighton Meester

2011-07-26T17:02:38.406-07:00

The American Actress Leighton Meester Personal Details Full name : Leighton Marissa Meester Born on : 19 April 1986 Place of birth : Forth Worth, Texas, U.S Nationality : American Profession : Actress, singer, model Height : 5' 5" (1.65 m) Year Active : 1999-presentBiographyThe one of the famous celebrities Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. Meester gained fame intended for playing the role of Blair Waldorf in the CW young-adult television series Gossip Girl. In 2005, Meester began a usual role in the series Surface as Savannah Bennet. Meester appear in two more 2006 movies, Flourish and Inside. She also guest appeared in Numb3rs and in three episodes of House M.D. as Ali, a young girl who have a crush on House. She had guest roles on CSI: Miami and Shark, and played the female guide in the horror film Drive-Thru.She most recently appear in the 2010 country drama film Country Strong, the 2011 thriller The Roommate, and the 2011 romantic-comedy Monte Carlo.Awards and Nominations MTV Movie Awards Year Category Award Result 2011 category Best Villain for The Roommate (2011) MTV Movie Awards Nomination People’s Choice Awards,USA 2010 category Favorite Music Collaboration for "Good Girl Go Bad" People’s Choice Award Nomination Teen Choice Awards 2010 category Choice TV Actress: Drama for Gossip Girl (2007) (TV) Teen Choice Award Won 2009 category Choice TV Actress: Drama for Gossip Girl (2007) (TV) Teen Choice Award Won 2008 category Choice TV Actress: Drama for Gossip Girl (2007) (TV) Teen Choice Award Nomination For More AwardsFor More News About: Leighton Meester[...]



The Smurfs Movie

2011-07-26T16:21:15.963-07:00


Katy Perry, 26, went blue in a fanciful mini dress with a Smurfette printed on it, for the New York City premiere of "The Smurfs" on Sunday. She finished off her 'Smurfy' look with mini-Smurf transfers on her nails and with eyeshadow in bright blue.
Perry is going to make her animated debut on July 29 voicing a Smurfette in "The Smurfs." Apart from the popular California pop star, others who have lent their voices to the animated characters of the film include Jonathan Winters (as Papa Smurf), Anton Yelchin (as Clumsy Smurf), Alan Cumming (as Gutsy Smurf), George Lopez (as Grouchy Smurf), Fred Armisen (as Brainy Smurf), Jeff Foxworthy (as Handy Smurf), Paul Reubens (as Jokey Smurf), Gary Basaraba (as Hefty Smurf), John Oliver (as Vanity Smurf), Kenan Thompson (as Greedy Smurf), B. J. Novak (as Baker Smurf), Wolfgang Puck (as Chef Smurf), Adam Wylie (as Panicky Smurf) and Frank Welker (as Azrael the cat).
In the recently announced 2011 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, Perry led with nine nominations, followed by Adele and Kanye West with seven nominations each. Next on the list is Bruno Mars with four nods followed by Beyonce, Eminem, Lady Gaga, 30 Seconds to Mars and Nicki Minaj, having three nods each.
Start slideshow to view Katy Perry in her whimsical 'Smurfette' dress, along with her most glamorous looks in recent times.



Yousendit Dropbox

2011-07-26T16:21:15.963-07:00


Despite a smattering of bad press thanks to some security loopholes, Dropbox remains one of the most widely used services on the web, now with over 25 million users. The way they got there is simple, really: Not only were they one of the first to offer free cloud-based storage, but they streamlined the process to make storing and sharing files unequivocally easy.
Now YouSendIt, the popular service that offered a way to circumvent large attachment limits in emails, is offering their own cloud-based storage program to compete with Dropbox.
YouSendIt is offering a three-tiered plan similar to Dropbox with varying degrees of functionality (read more here). Their free plan offers 2GB of storage that can be accessed through their desktop sync app à la Dropbox and through iOS devices like the iPhone or iPad, though the current desktop version is Windows-only. Users concerned with security can utilize a pay-per-use security protection program to further safeguard their files.
In addition, users will have access to a new service that allows you to sign and send documents directly via email (meaning no messy faxes) and supports PDFs and Word docs, sort of like DocuSign. Also, you'll be able to send files from your cloud folder directly via email -- something handy that Dropbox doesn't offer. However, file sizes are capped off at 2GB with a maximum of 100 downloads per file.
Additionally, their Pro Plan is priced $5 cheaper than Dropbox's top-tier plan at $15 and offers unlimited storage versus the latter's 100GB cap. You'll have unlimited downloads, no file size limits, and additional file security built in, plus a hosted file page where others can submit documents to you.
There's also a Corporate Suite offered for companies with five users or more. Mac OS X and Android apps aren't available, but are planned to be unveiled in the coming months.
If you already have a Dropbox account it might be worth signing up to YouSendIt's the free service for the document signing alone (though it doesn't support Word 2007 .docx files; earlier versions and PDFs worked fine). If you're a heavy cloud user on Windows, their unlimited storage plan is a better deal than Dropbox, plus it has some nice additives like extra security, an inbox folder, and a direct to email tab to make actual sharing easier.



Kelly Osbourne Attends Amy Winehouse Funeral

2011-07-26T16:11:25.828-07:00

Kelly Osbourne, "Back to Black" producer Mark Ronson and recent boyfriend, filmmaker Reg Traviss attended the funeral of Amy. Amy Winehouse has been laid to rest. Producer Mark Ronson and her good friend Kelly Osbourne, wearing her hair piled up in a beehive like Winehouse’s, attended the burial at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London.Among the mourners was Kelly Osbourne, one of her best friends who flew into the UK from Los Angeles as soon as she the news about her death. A convoy of black vehicles with tinted windows silently made its way inside the Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London this lunchtime for the private service. Her father, Mitch, read out a eulogy before the funeral finished with the congregation singing her favourite song.  Music producer Mark Ronson and TV star Kelly Osbourne were among the famous faces at the 45-minute service, held at Edgwarebury Cemetery in Edgware. A family spokesman said the ceremony for the troubled 27-year-old, who was found dead at her north London home on Saturday, will be confined to family and close friends. He did not disclose the location or the time.A post-mortem on her body has failed to reveal the cause of death. Police are not treating it as suspicious, however. Between 300 and 400 people attended, according to family friend Alfie Ezekiel, 55, from Essex.[...]



US Debt Crisis

2011-07-26T16:21:15.963-07:00

America's debt crisis has moved closer to disaster as the battle betweenBarack Obama and the Republicans intensified and talks appeared to have reached a stalemate.With no compromise in sight over a deal to increase the US's borrowing limit ahead of an 2 August deadline, the IMF chief, Christine Lagarde, warned the political impasse in Washington would have serious consequences for the world economy. "The clock is ticking and clearly the issue needs to be resolved immediately," Lagarde told the Council on Foreign Relations thinktank.Her warning came after the row over the national debt reached a new level on Monday night, when Obama and the Republican House speaker,John Boehner, addressed the nation about the looming debt crisis.With a week left until the deadline that could see the US default on its debt for the first time in its history, Obama expressed dismay over the standoff: "It is a dangerous game we've never played before, and we can't afford to play it now. Not when the jobs and livelihoods of so many families are at stake. We can't allow the American people to become collateral damage to Washington's political warfare."A week ago the two men were in private negotiations on what Obama called "a balanced approach" and he said the only reason it isn't "on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of Republicans in Congress are insisting on a different approach, a cuts-only approach, an approach that doesn't ask the wealthiest Americans or biggest corporations to contribute anything at all".He rejected a Republican proposal for a stop-gap deal, saying it would only mean them returning again next year to use the same tactics to seek more cutbacks.Boehner went live on television within minutes of the president to deliver his own statement: "The sad truth is that the president wanted a blank cheque six months ago, and he wants a blank cheque today. That is just not going to happen." He said he had attempted to work with the president but Obama "would not take 'yes' for an answer".Financial markets have reacted nervously to the debt crisis but economists said they still appeared to be betting that the fight was largely political posturing and likely to be resolved.If the two sides cannot reach a solution by next week, the government will run out of cash and have to stop paying many of its bills. Gus Faucher, director of macroeconomics at Moody's Analytics, said the consequences would be dire. "This could push us back into recession," he said. "It would be a stupid, self-inflicted wound."Ken Goldstein, economist at the Conference Board, said stock markets seemed to think a stop-gap solution was inevitable: "Asking them to do more than bungle through is asking them to do more than they are capable of." He said a more long-lasting solution would have to wait until after the election in 2012.Some political pundits believe Tuesday's deadline may pass without a resolution. Joshua Trevino, author of the conservative Redstate blog, said many Republicans were convinced it was better in the long-term to block any rise in the US debt and Democrats were convinced Republicans were damaging their political chances with their refusal to compromise. "At the moment each side does not see sufficient downside in default," he said.Both the Democrats and Republicans say it is unthinkable for the US to default but time is running out fast to reach a compromise and get the necessary legislation passed by the House and Se[...]



Morocco Plane Crash

2011-07-26T16:21:15.964-07:00


A C-130 military transport plane crashed into a Moroccan mountain yesterday in bad weather, killing 80 people, the state news agency said.
The army said 78 people were killed on the spot and two rushed to hospital after the Hercules C-130 crashed on the edge of the Sahara desert in Morocco's worst military aviation disaster.
A hospital source later told AFP that the injured died of their wounds. The bodies of several victims have been recovered from the mountainside and taken to the military hospital at Guelmin, the army said in a statement.
Information Minister Khalid Naciri said searches are on to find all the bodies.
Authorities earlier reported that 81 people were aboard the plane but it emerged later that one passenger did not board in Laayoune in the Western Sahara and was mistakenly included in the total.
New agency MAP said the plane crashed around 9am local time (0800 GMT) as it prepared to land at the Guelmim military air base.
The army said the crash was "due to bad weather conditions".
"Above all, it was the fog and bad weather conditions that are believed to be behind this accident. But for the moment, we don't have enough information," an interior ministry official said.
Naciri said the plane was en route from Dakhla, in the Western Sahara, to Kinitra in northern Morocco, and making a stop in Guelmim, which is more than 600 kilometres southwest of the capital Rabat, just north of the Western Sahara.



Jailbreak iPhone 4.3.5

2011-07-26T16:21:15.964-07:00


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Apple launched iOS 4.3.5 with great fanfare recently. But its jailbreak has already been confirmed for iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod touch by Redsn0w
Apple has released one more security update for its iOS. The new update iOS 4.3.5 comes days after the release of iOS 4.3.4. Apple rolled the latter update to protect the software from JailbreakMe 3.0. But soon after its launch, hackers jailbroke the update with PwnageTool, a tethered exploit.

The new update iOS 4.3.5 has come up with a patch to shield iOS from PwnageTool. But hackers have no rest. Immediately after its launch, “MuscleNerd” of the iPhone Dev Team announced that he could jailbreak it using Redsn0w tool.

Redsn0w is another tethered jailbreak exploit. You need to tether your iDevice with a computer (both Mac and Windows) for the process of jailbreaking. But once you reboot the device, the jailbreak will be removed. That means you will have to again tether the device with a PC for jailbreaking.

Redsn0w will work on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad original and iPod fourth generation. Interestingly, it won’t again run on iPad 2, the device JailbreakMe 3.0 could jailbreak.

The new iOS version also includes some other security patches. Apple used to bring out security updates for its iOS whenever there is a challenge from jailbreakers.

But all of Apple’s efforts to drift away from jailbreaking will again be broken by cunning hackers. The war between jailbreakers and Apple thus goes on endless.



Dragon Nest

2011-07-26T16:21:15.964-07:00


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Take up your arms, adventurers, because Nexon's Dragon Nest begins open beta today! The cartoonishly adorable, combo-based action MMO has finally opened its doors, and Nexon is staging a series of open beta events to commemorate the occasion.

The first event is the Open Beta Legion, which runs from today, July 26th, to August 9th, and requires players to band together in parties for bonus XP, and which also gives 10 guilds the opportunity to win special prizes. The second event, The Dragon's Hoard, encourages players to log in to the game daily in order to reap a reward of Scales (the in-game item shop currency). The first weekend of the open beta will see the Charge! event, which grants players an additional 300 daily Empowerment Points for the duration of the weekend. These events, and a few more that just can't be crammed into a meager news post, awaitDragon Nest players. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and remember this simple mantra: If it moves, kill it.



Mark Mobius

2011-07-26T16:21:15.964-07:00


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Dr. Mark Mobius talked to Coco Alcuaz of Business Nightly this week, discussing the local stock market, the economy, and REITS.  Mobius believes that local investors should diversify abroad given the high valuations at the PSE.  But he says the local economy remains attractive, considering its large consumer base, and its active trade in commodities, specifically in metals and other mining products.  Mobius also believes the BIR's vision of REITS without tax incentives would kill the investment instrument before it is even launched.
Business Nightly airs on ANC at 9 p.m. weeknights.



Myung Wol The Spy Ep 6

2011-07-26T16:21:15.965-07:00


Soon Oak: (aka Myung Wol’s “mom”): You don’t think she really fell for him...do you?
Myung Wol: No way...just because my heart beats...doesn’t mean I like him...
Kang Woo: Hey!
Kang Woo: What?....What’s wrong with her...
Myung Wol: Relax...relax....
Producer: If he doesn’t show, we’ll have to cancel the recording...
Jae In (Head of Star Entertainment): What happened?!
Dae Kang (Kang Woo’s manager): He’s not here...
Myung Wol: His phone is off....
Jae In: What were you doing? Why didn’t you keep your eyes on him?
Jae In: He must have gone to the mountains...
Myung Wol: The mountains?
Jae In: There’s a place he goes to whenever he has something on his mind...
Kang Woo: Why is it pouring so much?
Soon Oak: : Comrade Myung Wol personally went to find him?
Soon Oak: Do you think she’s had a change of heart?
Kang Woo: Ahh....
Kang Woo: You...how did you?...
Myung Wol: I found the target.
Kang Woo: You came all the way here because you were worried of me?
Myung Wol: If there’s a problem...my neck is on the line...you don’t think I would have come?
In Ah: They’re still not here?
Kyung Joo (In Ah’s stylist): Myung Wol...his body guard went to find him...
In Ah: What?!
In Ah: I can’t just sit and watch you two anymore...
Soon Oak and Hee Bok (Myung Wol’s “parents”): Dating rumors~~~~
Hee Bok: Dating rumors...then marriage announcement~
General Kim Young Tak (of North Korea): This is it! Even a month is too long...I think we’ll be able to complete the mission within a week~
In Ah: Are you brave or stupid?
In Ah: You don’t think I know what you’re up too?
In Ah: You’re just trying to change your fortune by luring guys
Kang Woo: Move over this instant!



Barcelona vs Internacional

2011-07-26T16:21:15.965-07:00

Barcelona head into a big friendly match against Inter looking to prepare for the new season in perfect fashion.Pep Guardiola’s side are due to tour the USA and will be facing Manchester United on Saturday, but before that they head to Bayern to participate in the Audi Cup, which features Sport Club Internacional, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and the Champions of Europe.Barcelona are widely accepted as the best football team in the world right now. They have skill and talent all over the pitch and although they will not field a full strength team for this game, it will still be evident everywhere where they have the ball.Accordingly, this is a friendly and it remains to be seen whether new £33m signing Alexis Sanchez from Udinese will play and part, but the bookmakers still make the European champions 2/5 across the board.In contrast, Sport Club Internacional are currently in the middle of their domestic league and are in good form, having beaten Avaí last Thursday. The Brazilian club are as long as 8/1 with Boylesports to win this game, which could see quite a few backers.Barcelona can race to a cricket score win against any team across Europe, but of course this game will no doubt have the air of a training session, and it remains to be seen which sort of side Guardiola will put out.Barcelona to win the match 3-0 is priced at 9/1 with Unibet and a 3-1 win is 11s with Bet365.Inter will expect the waves of Barcelona attacks and how they fare in this match will be determined by how well they defend over the course of the 90 minutes. If they manage to keep everything tight and secure then they have a good chance of stealing a win. Inter to win 1-0 or 2-1 are both 22s in a few places.David Villa should start the game and he’s the best bet to score first at 9/2 with Bet365, while fans of English football should recognise former Man City and Everton striker Jo up front for Internacional. He is 10/1 to find the net first which does look a shade of value.Lionel Messi is unlikely to start the match because of his duties over the summer in the Copa America with Argentina, while it is unlikely that Pep Guardiola will field his strongest side.Internacional are currently half way through their domestic season, and with Barca missing some key players the 8/1 on offer from Paddy Power for the team from Brazil may not be too much of a bad shout.[...]



Bleach Episode 332

2011-07-26T16:21:15.965-07:00

Having regained her Shikai, Nozomi tries to join Ichigo and the others to fight the Reigai captains, but the other Soul Reapers tell her not to interfere. In the midst of the battle, Hisagi and Izuru are brought down by the Reigai of Hitsugaya, who prepares to finish off the two lieutenants.The Review:Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)The arrival of Nozomi on the scene certainly is a moment that sets the stage well for what’s to come as she brings out her powers, though Kenpachi’s Reigai at first is simply amused by her presence as he sees her just offering herself to be captured. When she cuts loose though, it’s a whole different thing as there’s a lot of power behind her with the weapon she has and what she’s now capable of. But no matter her ability, there’s a lot of people on both sides that won’t back down in the slightest since it’s not in their personalities or positions. Thankfully, most everyone has gotten past that whole fighting against friends problem that creeped into it in a natural way at the start, so what we get across the board is juts serious fighting amongst the main crew and their duplicates, or rather, duplicates of their friends since few face off against themselves now.This episode spends a lot of time on the fights as it’s at that point in the overall arc, and it works out pretty well since there have been some strong moments so far, particularly with Ikkaku getting taken down by the Kenpachi Reigai and others wanting to put him in his place for it. Hitsugaya’s Reigai is getting up there in personality similar to Kenpachi as well with a really outgoing and strong bloodlust approach that’s causing quite a few of the Captain’s and others to get taken down and hard. And in the middle of it all, you have Ichigo and Nozomi trying to figure out what can actually be done and trying to push back at the same time. Nozomi came out hard at first with what she did, but it still remains to be seen if it’s something she can maintain, especially as she has no real combat skills prior to this.What does help the episode a bit is that since it is largely based on the World of the Living, we get some of the human supporting cast showing up and trying to help as well. Though there are plenty of Captain’s and other Soul Society members here, fleshing it out with those that have different skills to bring to the table gives it a bit more variety. Unfortunately, though they’re able to make some headway with things in the nick of time to save a few people from a particular attack or two, they’re not able to really change the course of events. It’s again all coming down to the need of having both Nozomi and Ichigo get center stage for events. So many people and they’re all being organized to just circle the wagons so to speak, so that those two can do what needs to be done.In Summary:When it comes to the action side, what we get here is definitely decent and serviceable as it pushes the story forward. Well, not the story so much but a portion of it so that we’re closer to having cleaned out certain parts of it so it can get “serious” now. Having Nozomi join things at long last definitely helps, though she’s still the weak link while at the same time potentially being the most power[...]



Denver Broncos

2011-07-26T16:21:15.965-07:00


Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton will be on the trading block on day one of the new NFL season Tuesday.
Now that the labor dispute is over, the NFL trading period begins at 8 a.m. today.
The Denver Post cites two NFL sources who say the Broncos will be taking offers for Kyle Orton.
Denver's starting quarterback has had his two best seasons of his pro career with the Broncos, throwing 41 touchdown passes and 21 interceptions.
Orton has made it clear he doesn't want to play backup to a still unproven Tim Tebow.
Minnesota, Tennessee and Arizona are looking for starting quarterbacks. The Post reports Seattle, Washington, Cincinnati and Miami could also be interested.
SCHEDULE
Tuesday: Broncos players can report to team headquarters at Dove Valley for conditioning.
Wednesday: Players signed by Denver must report for training camp.
Thursday: Training camp opens with two sessions that are open to the public, 8:50 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Friday: Broncos can start signing free agents.



Mick Jagger

2011-07-26T16:21:15.965-07:00

Tuesday marks Mick Jagger’s 68th birthday. In honor of the rubber-mouthed, hallow-eyed, gorgeous-at-68 sprightly singer, I’m turning back to the archives of the Post. Ever since I found our original review of the Beatles in 1964 — and it wasn’t a pretty one — I’ve been hoping to poke fun at our shortsighted music reviewers again.Thanks to Mick Jagger, I’ve got the chance. And what a delicious chance it is. In 1964, the Post wrote of the Beatles: “The British have to sit through dozens of dreadful American television programs. In return, we get the Beatles. As usual, we got gypped.” Just a year and a half later an article appeared in the Post by Paul Richard entitled “Rolling Stones lacking in Beatle-like Finesse.” There is so much good in this article:The Rolling Stones were in town yesterday but you didn’t miss anything unless you happen to be 12 years old and a girl.The Stones are from England and they play amplified guitars and harmonicas and drums. They are not the Beatles.The Beatles are smiley and nice and funny. The Stones are morbid and pathetic and very close to being ugly.There are five of them. Four of them play instruments and weigh 140 pounds each. Mick Jagger, the fifth, sings and stares and dances. He was educated at the London School of Economics and weighs 146 pounds.They’re touring the United States so that all the 12-year-old girls who have had to make do with canned voices on records and radios can dress up and comb their hair and scream at them in person.Dressing up is very important. If you wear the right kind of boppy little hat and eye-makeup and tight pants one of the Stones may wave at you.Mick Jagger doesn’t wave, he points. He has a lot of thick brown uncombed hair and he dances while he sings. Yesterday he wore checked bell-bottomed hip-hugger pants and danced with his microphone.The microphone was on a long chrome-plated stand and had a round weighted base to keep it from falling over. Jagger picked it up and jumped around and turned it upside down and hugged it.“Ah caint get no sat-is-fac-tion,” he said.He aslo played the tambourine with his wrist and his knees and his rump.“Ah caint get no sat-is-fac-tion,” he said.Then he started to take off his jacket. He did it very slowly and gracefully, and then almost — but not quite — threw it into the audience.“Eeeeeee,” said the audience.There were a lot of policemen there too. They formed a human wall around the stage and shoved back all the girls who tried to take the place of the microphone. They held their nightsticks in their hands and shoved gently.Suddenly, from the midst of all those girls, a young man in a red sweater jumped on stage and made a desperate grab at Jagger’s tambourine.The police got there first. They twisted his arm and grabbed him around the neck and pushed him to the floor and then dragged him struggling and kiccking up the aisle.Then suddenly it was over. Jagger dropped the microphone and leaped off the stage into a sea of blue and vanished. The group was here for only a one-night stand.The Rolling Stones have made a lot of records and a lot of money. This reporter was told they were great musicians and gave great concerts. This reporter was told wrong.[...]



Antiques Roadshow

2011-07-26T16:21:15.966-07:00


“Antique Roadshow” may be the best reality show ever. It’s an unassuming show that builds in suspense, wraps in hope and plucks at the heart cords of nostalgia.
Folks from across the country haul in treasures their families have collected over the years and have a few minutes with antique experts, sharing the stories of their heirlooms. Everyone with any dusty relic passed down from a grandparent knows the feeling that maybe, just maybe, that porcelain doll, that odd paper-cut painting, that crystal vase may be worth something more than just family love.
For one Oklahoma man, his collection was worth a lot more: $1 million to $1.5 million more, actually.
The show, which will air its 16th season on PBS next year, said a man brought in Chinese rhinoceros-horn cups to be appraised by Asian art expert and veteran “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser Lark Mason. Mason declared it the most valuable item in the history of “Antiques Roadshow,” beating out an 18th century Qianlong Jade Collection.
We’ll have to wait to see the show, but here’s the 2010 highest-appraised piece. The woman’s understated reaction to finding out her dad’s collection of Chinese sculptures captures why this show is so fabulous. She finds out she owns nearly a million dollars in jade pieces. Her succinct reply: “Damn.”
The show ends before we get to the nitty-gritty: Do the people sell their family memories?



New England Patriots

2011-07-26T16:21:15.966-07:00


The frenzied undrafted free agency market that commenced Monday evening brought New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick the chance to go back to his lacrosse roots.
The Patriots signed Will Yeatman on Tuesday morning. Yeatman was a two sport athlete in college, playing tight end for both Notre Dame and Maryland on the football field, and then playing attack and midfield on the lacrosse field in the spring. He was named the LaxPower Rookie of the Year in 2007 for his work on the lacrosse field, leading Notre Dame with 46 points and 25 assists. He sat out the 2008 season in order to transfer to Maryland, a stronger lacrosse program than Notre Dame.
Yeatman played 11 games last season for Maryland's football team, seeing time both on offense and special teams. Though he only started three games, he had several career best reception performances, with his best being against Florida State on November 20th. He had five receptions for 47 yards that game, in addition to his first college touchdown reception.
Yeatman's upside on the football field is his speed, endurance and incredible hand-eye coordination - all traits nurtured though conditioning for both lacrosse and football. Scouts have been keeping a close eye on him since 2009, and some believe he could be even better used as a tackle.
Though Yeatman's football stats may not be the most impressive, Belichick clearly wanted to give a lacrosse/football hybrid like he once was a chance. Belichick was the captain of the lacrosse team and a tight end on the football team during his time at Wesleyan University.



Multiple Sclerosis

2011-07-26T16:21:15.967-07:00


Avalon lifeguards Craig Whitehead and Shane McGrath will try to win their third straight Upper Township Beach Patrol M.S. Six-Mile Bay Row today.
The 18th annual bay row for lifeguards and alumni begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Deauville Inn in the Strathmere section of Upper Township. A paddleboard race in the bay, which precedes the row, starts at 5:45 p.m.
From the Deauville Inn starting line, the crews will row to Sea Isle City, turn in the other direction to southern Ocean City and then make a final turn and head back to the Deauville. It's the only South Jersey Lifeguard Chiefs Association race that's held exclusively on the bay.
Whitehead has won the Six-Mile Bay Row a record five times, with three different partners. He won with McGrath in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds in 2009 and in 1:12:32 last year. The Avalon pair have also won their first three beach races this season, including the mile doubles row at the Atlantic City Lifeguard Classic on Friday.
Margate's Ashton Funk and Chuck Gowdy, Bay Row winners in 2007 and 2008, are also entered. Margate alumnus Carl Smallwood Jr., a three-time winner of the race with Rich Kugel, will team with B.J. Fox today. Smallwood and Fox were second last year in 1:13:03. Avalon's Matt O'Donoghue, third last year with Kevin Moore, will row with Matt Wolf. Erich Wolf, Matt's brother, will pair with Evan McGillin.



Leighton Meester

2011-07-26T16:21:15.967-07:00


Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is in a nasty legal battle with her mom. And the ugly details are all coming out in court documents.
In a lawsuit filed last week, Leighton, 25, says her mother, Constance Meester, is using the $7,500 the actress sends home monthly for cosmetic procedures instead of health care for her youngest brother Alexander, who has medical issues.
According to the documents, Leighton says her mom refuses to work and is using the money for Botox, plastic surgery and hair extensions.
In response on Monday, Constance Meester filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming that Leighton promised her a one-time payment of $30,000, and then $10,000 a month, and hasn't paid. As a result, there's not sufficient funds for Alexander, who recently required brain surgery. Constance says she is owed the money for all she has "sacrificed" in building Leighton's career over the last decade.
She also says that "at 2:00 a.m. on December 11, 2010, Leighton intentionally assaulted Constance by throwing her to the ground and repeatedly hitting her with a bottle. Leighton had to be pulled off of Constance by her brother Alexander."



Green Bay Packers

2011-07-26T16:21:15.967-07:00

Everything appears right in the world of football now that a collective bargaining agreement has been reached between the NFL owners and players. Nothing like waiting until the last moment.The final weeks and days were unbearable for most fans. They would hear: The two sides are close to an agreement — and then they weren’t. A deal will be worked out in a couple of days — and then nothing would happen. It was like Lucy coaxing Charlie Brown repeatedly into believing she would hold the football for him, only to yank it away when he was about to kick it.“The Packers are excited for the opening of training camp and to be preparing for the season,” Green Bay Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey said after the team held a news conference Monday.With training camp set to begin Friday, all seems to be forgiven as life in Titletown returns to normal. Fans aren’t alone in getting pumped up about the new season. The arrival of Packers football also will give a big boost to the local economy.Each home game generates about $8 million in direct impact to the Green Bay area, according to an economic impact study released last year by the Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium. When indirect spending is added, that per-game estimate at home is more than $12 million.Some area merchants who depend on the NFL season for their business would struggle to stay afloat without it. Had a deal not been reached, those businesses would have been forced to try to make up the potential losses elsewhere.The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce a year ago had been making plans for the possibility of a fall without Packers football. Last September, the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau said it planned to promote heavily other events in the area. That was a wise move, given how close the NFL owners and players came to stalemating on an agreement and wiping out the 2011 game calendar. But still, those local events would not draw nearly the visitors and tourism dollars generated by a Packers home game.The term "lockout" used in this labor dispute was fitting. When the old agreement expired in March and federally mediated talks broke down, it created a work stoppage unseen in the league since 1987. Teams were not allowed to communicate with current players, practices weren’t held and players literally were locked out.At issue was how to split the estimated $9 billion in profits the game of football generates each year. The final agreement included a revenue split, a revised rookie wage system, strict limits on training camps and upgraded benefits for retired players.It would have been better if a deal had been brokered sooner. As it is, the annual Hall of Fame exhibition opener was canceled in Ohio, and there were questions about whether there would be time to get in all the four preseason and 16 regular-season games. Closer to home, die-hard Packers fans just wanted the football cycle to return to normal.Another downside of the lockout was that it dimmed a bit of the afterglow of the Packers Super Bowl XLV win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It would have been great if the home team[...]



RedSkins

2011-07-26T16:21:15.967-07:00


With players scheduled to report to training camp Thursday, Mike Jones points out five areas that need addressing by Coach Mike Shanahan and company.
1. Capitalize on the free agent market
The Redskins are expected to be active; among their more pressing needs: starting cornerback, nose tackle, defensive end, right tackle, guard and possibly a wide receiver.
2. Re-sign
Santana Moss
Moss, who has led the team in receiving the past six seasons, just turned 32 but is coming off one of his best seasons. Both sides say they want to continue the relationship.
3. Deal with the Haynesworth saga
Last year’s biggest headache remains unresolved. He doesn’t want to be here, but after investing so much money, the Redskins have little desire to release him and even less trade leverage.
4. Address the McNabb situation
McNabb, 34, must be traded or cut by Week 1 if the Redskins are to avoid paying a $10 million roster bonus. But after benching him for last season’s final three games, they have little leverage.
5. Figure out the other quarterbacks
John Beck appears to be the starter, despite the fact that he hasn’t taken a snap since 2007. The Redskins also plan to re-sign Rex Grossman. Will they add a third veteran?



Pittsburgh Steelers

2011-07-26T16:21:15.968-07:00

The long lockout might have benefited the Pittsburgh Steelers more than it did most teams. They have a veteran coaching staff, a veteran lineup including quarterback and few open spots, particularly in the starting lineup -- and they were one of two teams that played football into February."I think having a veteran team can be an advantage in a lot of different circumstances," said Art Rooney II, the Steelers' president. "But it's hard to predict."They are not without a few problems and other potential issues, but as such things go the Steelers' troubles are minor compared to even others in their division. TheCleveland Browns have a new coaching staff and the Cincinnati Bengalsmay have a new starting quarterback."We're a veteran team so a lot of guys didn't participate that much in offseason workouts," linebacker Larry Foote said regarding the practices many players organized during the lockout on other teams. "This is the weekend we were supposed to start training camp anyway. Thank God it all worked out with the lockout. There was a lot of anxiety. We had an extra month and a half more than other teams besides Green Bay, so I think we're ahead of a lot of teams right now."The Steelers have two big moves to make: sign their best cornerback, Ike Taylor, to a new contract so he does not flee as a free agent; and decide what to do at right tackle.Flozell Adams started every game at right tackle last season and at 36 he believes he's capable of doing it again. He might because it did not seem as though they Steelers were going to make a big pitch to bring back previous starter, Willie Colon, a free agent who missed last season with a torn Achilles. Adams has a $5 million salary due this season."Obviously, my heart is in Pittsburgh," said Colon. "I want to be here, but things happen, the business side takes over and we'll have to wait."Colon was the team's starting right tackle in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He was set to start his fourth consecutive season when his Achilles tendon tore in June 2010.It's not likely the Steelers will go outside to sign many free agents for several reasons: They rarely sign many, especially the bigger names; they have few holes to fill, and they prefer to sign their own, especially with the limited amount of time available to assimilate new players into their offense or defense.There's also the matter of the $120 million salary cap. The Steelers, as currently constituted, would be far over."Being prepared to get under the cap is something we've been through before," Rooney said. "Again, the challenge this time around is to handle that business in such a short period of time. Our guys are back there riht now trying to work on how we will get there and trying to piece together the roster. It's not that different other than doing it in such a compressed time frame."PLAYER/PERSONNEL NOTES-- Steelers president Art Rooney II said he plans to discuss with Roger Goodell and the NFL office two situations that developed over the past several weeks involving two marquee Steel[...]



Dallas Cowboys

2011-07-26T16:21:15.968-07:00


Jerry Jones says the Dallas Cowboys can clear enough space under the salary cap to sign anyone they want.
The Cowboys owner arrived at team headquarters Tuesday morning about 40 minutes before the official start of what’s expected to be a post-lockout flurry of activity. He said he’d invited several players in to tell them not to bother going to training camp on Wednesday in San Antonio because they’re going to be cut.
Dallas needs to start shedding salaries for cap purposes. Right tackle Marc Colombo is among the likely candidates, and he was seen going into the building Tuesday morning.
Left tackle Doug Free — the team’s top priority to get re-signed — was among the first to arrive, and the first to leave.
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Nnamdi Asomugha

2011-07-26T16:21:15.968-07:00


There are few sure things in the period of unpredictable insanity that is now underway in the NFL. Players will be re-signed. Players will be traded. And whichever team lands former Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha will feel like it won the lottery.
Clearly the most proven commodity in the 2011 free agent class, Asomugha is a shutdown corner with proven ball skills who will instantly upgrade any pass defense he joins. Before Revis Island, Asomugha was head and shoulders above the rest of the corners in the league.
It’s no surprise, then, that more than 10 teams have been rumored to be interested in the four-time Pro Bowler including the Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins — and more may be on the way.
The Texans have long been one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, so it makes sense that they are serious about going after Asomougha, especially if the team is ready to prove its ability to take the next step and compete in the postseason.
Asomugha would fill a hole at right cornerback for the Eagles while the prospect of pairing him with Darrelle Revis has New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan positively giddy.
After releasing a stable of veterans early Tuesday, the Ravens now have the salary cap room to nab a player who could give their aging defense a serious upgrade in the secondary.
Meantime, the Redskins need help at corner to play opposite DeAngelo Hall, and they’ve never shied away from shelling out the big bucks for veteran free agents before.



Miami Dolphins

2011-07-26T16:21:15.968-07:00

​With the four-months-plus NFL lockout finally, blessedly over, the Denver Broncos can finally stop pretending that Kyle Orton isn't on the trade block. In May, we noted that Orton was coveted by the Miami Dolphins. Two months later, reports from Florida confirm nothing has changed. The main question now: Will the Dolphins offer enough?"Dolphins' First Hope is Kyle Orton," by Sun-Sentinel columnist Dan Hyde, lays out Miami's wishes, and challenges, in simple terms. An excerpt:The first Dolphins call will be to Denver to survey the cost for Orton, according to a source. But the first question isn't about that cost.The first question is whether the phone line will be busy. Assuming Matt Hasselbeck is headed to Tennessee, as football people think, Orton is the only starting-caliber quarterback in a pig-ugly lot of available quarterbacks today.Arizona, Seattle, Washington and the Dolphins might be dialing Orton's number at the same time.Not that Hyde is over-the-moon about Orton's skills. He concludes that KO is an average talent, as well as an unproven one, thanks to a lack of playoff wins among other things. Moreover, the second-round pick the Broncos would likely demand in exchange for peddling Orton is "not cheap," in Hyde's view.But he isn't knocked out by the Dolphins' QB alternatives, either. Hyde calls Vince Young a talented wild card who "needs to be checked out to see who he really is" -- an ominous statement if ever there was one. He's even less enthusiastic about Donovan McNabb ("Please don't make us witness the end of a classy career," he pleads) and Marc Bulger, who's no longer a starting caliber player in his estimation.Of course, the jury's also out on Tim Tebow, who would jump to first-team status if Orton hits the road. (Does anyone really give Brady Quinn a chance in this particular derby? Anyone?) But new coach John Fox would face a fan mutiny if Tebow spent the lion's share of another season watching Orton from the bench. No wonder the team's off-season insistence that Orton remained number one on its depth chart generated so much disbelief. Now, the truth is out -- and in the current scenario, it's all but impossible to imagine that Orton will be on the roster when the regular season gets underway.And the Dolphins are his most likely destination.[...]



Philadelphia Eagles

2011-07-26T16:21:15.968-07:00


The new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) agreed upon Monday, July 25, 2011 by the NFLPA and days ago by the owners has brought about some new rules and regulations. That includes teams no longer being allowed to use the transition and franchise tags in the same season. With that, the Philadelphia Eagles rescinded the transition tag placed on kicker David Akers back in February.
Akers is 36 years-old and signed with the Eagles back in 199 after being cut by three different teams. He has set the franchise record for points, field goals, extra points, and games player in the regular season and playoffs.
Kicker wise, only Jan Stenerud (six) and Morten Andersen(seven) have made more Pro Bowls.
Since being in Philadelphia, Akers' three former teams (Giants, Cowboys, Redskins) have gone through a combined 31 kickers.
Transition tags used to pay players the average of the top 10 other players at that position. It also gave teams the ability to match any offer given to that player in free agency. That was under the old CBA though.



Chicago Bears

2011-07-26T16:21:15.969-07:00

The NFL Lockout is OVER, which means the 2011 fantasy football season is now officially ON!NFL rookies can sign Tuesday of this week, while the NFL free agency market will open up this Friday.There is sure to be a torrent of available news in the coming weeks, so be sure to stick with us for all of your up-to-the-minute updates and advice.For two years now, fantasy owners have been wondering about when—if at all—Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett was going to blossom into a viable fantasy football option.In 2009, he was relatively unknown, and basically served as a spotty plug-in waiver wire guy, but in 2010, many felt he was going to have a breakout year under Mike Martz’s pass happy system, especially with Jay Cutler (ranked 16th in my QB rankings) at the helm.All they received was a disappointing season.Well let me be the first to tell you, the 2011 fantasy football season should be the year you all have been waiting for and here’s why.Mike Martz is already on record as saying Earl Bennett’s role is going to expand this season. He went on to also say:“We didn’t throw it to him enough, that will be remedied. He will figure in a much larger role than he did last year. He came to us late. He was injured. I wasn’t really sure where he was with all the stuff. But he established himself as a guy who needs to get a lot more balls than he did.” –ChicagoBears.comMike Martz WILL deploy a pass first offense this season, with Bennett likely to play in the slot along with some time on the outside, enhancing his PPR value.Look the bottom line is, the Devin Hester experiement failed in 2010 so don’t expect another attempt at it.That leaves Johnny Knox on the outside exclusively because outside WRDevin Aromashodu isn’t likely to return to Chicago which leaves a gaping hole to fill at WR.You can probably expect Bennett to field some snaps on the outside as well, allowing Martz to utilize the quicker Hester in a slot role from time to time.But I digress.In total, Bennet has caught 100 balls for 1,278 yards and 5 touchdowns with a single 100+ yard game to his credit in just 30 games started.He is worth a mid-round selection at this point and should prove to be one of the more valuable 2011 fantasy football sleepers by year’s end.If these Bears receivers can shed their woeful play against press coverage, and if the coaching staff hold true on their promise regarding Bennett, you’ have little reason NOT to draft him.[...]



Real Housewives Of New York

2011-07-26T16:21:15.969-07:00

From the schoolyard to the penthouse, "The Real Housewives of New York" haven't quite grown out of their bullying days. Negative tweets, drag queen insults and Moroccan brawls ruled this season but what you've seen on-camera is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how deep-rooted the "Housewife" hate actually is.“Things have gotten so bad that producers are worried that this cast can no longer film together,” several insiders tell me. “All the ladies have long memories and will not let the smallest thing go. The level of hatred at the moment is so high that it's toxic and all consuming. It doesn’t make for good TV drama. Now it’s just petty and sad.”Jill Zarin, in particular, was singled out as the target of a hateful blogger for some time before discovering that her 'friends' supported the in your face interface. Several cast members have even met with blogger in person, making it impossible for her to forgive and forget.“This is nothing short of cyber-bullying, when your address is put out online and readers are encouraged to send condolence cards,” a friend of Zarin’s tells me. “This sort of behavior should be rejected by all the cast members, no matter how hot disagreements get on the show. It has stopped being a TV fight and is now a real life battle that is unacceptable.”Bravo had no comment regarding the offensive site (which I refuse to name); however, Ramona Singer, who follows the blog, was happy to provide a comment.“Its a goof, spoof, you can't take it seriously," Singer explains. "If I took all the negative things that were written about me -- you need to have a sense a humor!”And although Singer does admit that the blog does have an "unfortunate" and "not the nicest name," she has no intention of distancing herself from it. “I think [the hate site] is right-on and perceptive,” Ramona adds.Surprisingly, it's not just Singer who supports the blog. Simon and Alex McCord have met the site’s creator and even ex-Housewife and author of "A Place Of Yes," Bethenny Frankel, doesn’t try to hide her support.“Of the eleven people Bethenny follows on twitter, yes just eleven, the founder of the site is one,” a Bravo source tells me. “Bethenny doesn’t support or follow anyone from Bravo, not even Andy Cohen, who cast her and made her rich and famous, yet she does follow a person who spills hate.”If the situation doesn’t improve soon, these ladies won’t be waiting for Bravo to invite them back for another season. From "Real Housewives" to real hate, these ladies are ready to walk if their castmates can't play nice.[...]



Baltimore Ravens

2011-07-26T16:21:15.969-07:00


The excitement created by the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement has quickly given way to the dark reality of the sport's business side - at least in Baltimore.

According to multiple media reports, the Ravens are poised to cut several high-profile veterans, namely Willis McGahee, Kelly Gregg, Derrick Mason and Todd Heap.

It started Monday afternoon when Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the team had already informed McGahee that they plan on releasing him.

They have to wait until Thursday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET to do so, according to the league calendar.

As CBSSports.com's Will Brinson reports, the move was expected -- McGahee he was due $6 million in 2011, and no one expected them to pay that much for a backup running back.

The release of McGahee was just the beginning. According to the Carroll County Times, Ravens NT Kelly Gregg will be cut as well, although there's a chance Gregg could return to the team at a reduced salary. The 34-year-old Gregg had two years left on his contract at $3.5 million per year, Brinson reports.

Later Monday evening, the payroll-slashing continued. According to reports from Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post and Jamison Henley of the Baltimore Sun, the team has also informed Derrick Mason and Todd Heap that they'll be cut.



CFA

2011-07-26T16:21:15.969-07:00


Thirty-nine percent of Level 1 takers and forty-three percent of Level II’ers are likely feeling prettay prettay prettay good at the moment, possibly on account of celebratory morning drinks or the realization that the promise land is within reach. The rest of you are probably in not as great a place, on account of having just thrown away the last 4-6 months of your lives.
In the event you want to express whatever emotions are running high right now, be it anger or sadness, but work in narrow-minded institutions that will presumably not appreciate psychotic meltdowns– the likes of which would have Biff Basness slowly backing out of the room– or JO&C’ing on company property, don’t be shy about letting it out right here. Tell us all about how you skipped a midget-themed Memorial Day pool party for this crap and this is the thanks you get?? We’re listening. In related news, we’re considering having Matt take Level 1 in December, so if you have any tips for avoiding spectacular failure or making the exam your bitch.



Kat Von D

2011-07-26T16:21:15.969-07:00


Jesse James and Kat Von D have broken off their engagement.

"I am no longer w Jesse," Von D confirmed on her Twitter account, "and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that."
The motorcycle mogul and the "LA Ink" star, who announced their engagement in January, had reportedly been planning a summer wedding.

Distance was a factor in the breakup, James told People magazine on Tuesday.

"I'm so sad because I really love her," he said. "The distance between us was just too much."

Von D (whose real name is Katherine Von Drachenberg) shoots her reality show in Los Angeles, while James lives in Austin, Texas, with his three children, Chandler, 16, Jesse Jr., 14, and Sunny, 7.

Last month, James and Von D shot down speculation that they had split, calling the rumors "absolutely not true."

The pair began dating last summer, after the collapse of James' marriage to actress Sandra Bullock following revelations that he cheated on her. Their divorce was finalized in June 2010.



Kat Von D and Jesse James Split

2011-07-26T16:11:25.828-07:00

Jesse James and Kat Von D have called off their engagement and broken up. The couple, who were set to marry this year, got together following James's messy divorce from Sandra Bullock. "I am no longer w Jesse," Von D confirmed on her Twitter account, "and out of respect for him, his family and myself, thats all the info I'd like to share. Thanks for respecting that."

James however, was willing to share a bit more. America's bad boy spoke to PEOPLE and said, 

"I'm so sad because I really love her," and revealed that distance was the reason it was not working out. Their engagement, announced in January, will not end as planned - in a late summer wedding on the one-year anniversary of when they started dating.

"I just saw them a couple nights ago together in Hollywood at The Counter and they seemed really happy," an eyewitness told RadarOnline. James was dumped by Hollywood star Sandra Bullock amid claims he had cheated on her multiple times with other women.

Von D shoots her reality show in Los Angeles, while James lives in Austin, Texas, with his three children, Chandler, 16, Jesse Jr., 14, and Sunny, 7.





'Real Housewives of New York' Reunion Special

2011-07-26T16:11:25.829-07:00

Last night was another heated Bravo “Housewives” reunion show. This time it brought the New York City gals to the table. All the ladies, Jill, Kelly, Alex, Sonja, Ramona, LuAnn and Cindy attended and were asked to review their past season. Fingers were pointed, tempers got frayed and Ramona and Sonja were at their most blunt.

Bravo Executive Vice-President of Original Programming and Development and "Housewives" creator Andy Cohen could barely control the opinionated ladies, and had to repeatedly tell them in so many words, "Shut up!" “She’s condescending, she doesn’t see it, that’s the problem, she’s delusional,” said Ramona. Ramona defended herself further, ”LuAnn is condescending and she always tries to make like her life is perfect.”

“I don’t hang around here to have you teach me,” Cindy tells Sonja. “The last person I’d ever have etiquette lessons from is you with your butt hanging and your boob hanging out.” Cindy says, "Once again, Sonja, I don't hang around here to have you teach me. The last person I would ever have etiquette [lessons] from is you with your butt hanging out [and] your boob hanging out."



Amy Winehouse Funeral Held in London

2011-07-26T16:11:25.829-07:00

Amy Winehouse has been laid to rest. Producer Mark Ronson and her good friend Kelly Osbourne, wearing her hair piled up in a beehive like Winehouse’s, attended the burial at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London. A convoy of black vehicles with tinted windows silently made its way inside the Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London this lunchtime for the private service.Her father, Mitch, read out a eulogy before the funeral finished with the congregation singing her favourite song. Music producer Mark Ronson and TV star Kelly Osbourne were among the famous faces at the 45-minute service, held at Edgwarebury Cemetery in Edgware.A family spokesman said the ceremony for the troubled 27-year-old, who was found dead at her north London home on Saturday, will be confined to family and close friends. He did not disclose the location or the time. Among the mourners was Kelly Osbourne, one of her best friends who flew into the UK from Los Angeles as soon as she the news about her death.A post-mortem on her body has failed to reveal the cause of death. Police are not treating it as suspicious, however. Between 300 and 400 people attended, according to family friend Alfie Ezekiel, 55, from Essex. [...]



Lauryn Hill Welcomes Sixth Child

2011-07-26T16:11:25.829-07:00

Lauryn Hill has given birth to a baby boy, a message posted on the singer’s official Web site said. The singer welcomed her sixth child into the world on Saturday, a healthy baby boy that was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, but both mother and baby have since recovered from the scare, E! News reported. But both mother and baby have since recovered from the scare, E! News reported.

The father of her other five children, Rohan Marley, 39, a son of reggae legend Bob Marley, gave the new mother support on Twitter on Monday, writing, "I'm forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I'm sure she'll appreciate the love being sent to her."

A source said, "It's a boy for Lauryn Hill! The singer welcomed her sixth child on Saturday night, July 23rd, a source confirms to Blackcelebkids.com exclusively. "Mother and baby are fine". Marley has said he is not the father of her latest baby. “I'm not married and I don't have anyone expecting anything,” he tweeted after Hill’s pregnancy became public.



Leighton Meester Serves Mom With Lawsuit, Mom Sues Back

2011-07-26T16:11:25.829-07:00

TMZ reported that the "Gossip Girl" actress is suing her mom for spending the money she was sending for her brother's medical expenses on plastic surgery, botox and hair extensions instead. Leighton sued her mom last week, claiming Connie uses the $7,500 a month Leighton sends to pay for her brother's medical bills on plastic surgery and Botox for herself.

The “Gossip Girl” actress’ younger brother allegedly had to pull her off Constance. Leighton alleges that Constance Meester has been using considerable sums money meant for her son's medical care on plastic surgery for herself. The 54-year-old claims that she and her daughter had an oral agreement, but Meester wants the judge to rule that there never was one between she and her mother.

Leighton insists she sends that amount every month to pay for her brother's serious medical issues, and that her mom pilfers the cash for herself. Leighton Meester's mother claims the actress beat her with a bottle during an alleged December 2010 attack.

According to Wigg's request, Meester allegedly promised to "hunt down and kill" Wigg and her son. Leighton then fired her as her manager.



Hey Old Timer Gossip: Where are former soap stars now?

2011-07-26T16:31:15.772-07:00

(image) Publication: Globe
Date: 1 August 2011

Once again, the Globe makes clear who their target audience is: people who stay home and watch daytime TV and have done so for quite some time. They don't just do a story about soap opera stars, they have a story about former soap opera stars. On the cover are Gloria Loring, Jack Scalia, Amy Gibson and some little girl in a "Guess Who" picture who has gone on to have a career. I can't tell for sure who it is, and if you want to find out, you can get the magazine yourself.




She Fought The Law Alert™: This week's Casey Anthony stories

2011-07-26T16:31:15.772-07:00

(image) Publications: National Enquirer, Globe
Date: 1 August 2011

Two of the Three Wicked Step Sister tabloids are trying to keep the outrage over the Casey Anthony verdict fueled. Here are the headlines.
  • National Enquirer: Casey loses $5 mil blood money deal after bitter public backlash
    Caylee's revenge!
    Plus: her new look revealed
  • Globe: Casey Anthony: Proof she got away with murder!
    Former prosecutor's bombshell charge!
    Five key piece of evidence HIDDEN from jury
    PLUS: Judge banned shocking Casey video



Skyway Accident

2011-07-26T16:21:15.970-07:00

The Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO) said they have started an investigation into the fatal fall of a passenger bus from the Skyway, on Tuesday morning.Eduardo Nepomuceno, head of special operations for SOMCO, said in a telephone interview that officials were still investigating if over-speeding, driver’s error or some other factors caused the bus to fall off the Skyway.Nepomuceno said investigators were no longer able to interview the bus driver who died of his injuries at around 12:40 p.m.  Initial reports said the driver and injured passengers were brought to the Parañaque Medical Center.“It could be speeding, driver’s error, or perhaps the driver fell asleep and unknowingly stepped on the accelerator. A passenger said the bus was running very fast,” Nepomuceno said in a phone interview.Nepomuceno said the sides of the Skyway were structurally safe and were built according to international standards and running at a speed of 60 kilometers per hour (kph) would not have made the bus go over the curb and fall off the side.“The sides of the Skyway should be able to withstand an impact of a vehicle running at 110kph or 120kph. If the bus were running at say, 60 kph, the driver should have been able to recover control in case he swerved toward the side of the road,” he said.Nepomuceno said that that the SOMCO management would leave the definitive probe to the proper authorities. In the meantime, he said, the affected areas have been cleared of debris.Initial reports said a Dimple Star Transit bus fell off the Skyway and onto the ground-level service road near Sucat (Km. 19) on Tuesday morning. The debris from the accident was cleared shortly after noon, or around 12:15 p.m., Nepomuceno said.Nepomuceno called on drivers of public utility vehicles as well as private motorists to be extra cautious when driving on rainy days since visibility could be low and road surfaces could be more slippery. ”The SOMCO-Skyway management has been getting in touch with the bus company, which would have to shoulder damage to property and compensate the victims of the accident, Nepomuceno said.[...]



Bus Falls Off Skyway

2011-07-26T16:21:15.970-07:00


A passenger bus plunged some 40 feet from the Skyway in Parañaque City Tuesday, killing two people, police said.
Joven Hustol, 31, driver of the Dimple Star Transport bus with plate number TYU-606 and body number 7511, and passenger Anthony Abarra, 21, died as they were being treated for injuries, said Paranaque Medical Center Emergency security guard Clerito Legaspi.
Superintendent Edwin Butacan, Highway Patrol Group spokesman, said eight persons were rushed to the hospital – the driver, the conductor and six passengers.
The bus had been travelling northwards at around 11:10 a.m. when it fell from the Skyway and landed in front of the UPS 4 Marcelo Green West Service Road, said Butacan.
Citing reports from officers of Skyway, Butacan added that the Dimple Star bus had been seen racing with another bus before it lost control and fell off the ramp. He said authorities were not able to identify the other bus but were going to check whether CCTV cameras in the area recorded the accident.



CPF Board

2011-07-26T16:21:15.970-07:00

he Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) proudly announces the winners of its three annual awards for distinguished service.  Each honoree has contributed in a significant way to the effort to fight Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) – in research, humanitarian and advocacy efforts.  This year's recipients are renowned PF researcher Kevin Flaherty, MD, CPF Board of Directors Member, advocate and fundraiser Deirdre Roney, Esq., and James "J.P." Paluskiewicz, a Capitol Hill advocacy expert.Dr. Flaherty is being awarded the Marvin I. Schwarz Research Award which recognizes a researcher's commitment to improve the quality of life of those living with PF through compassionate patient care, education and support, while leading research efforts to find a cure.  "Dr. Flaherty is working diligently to find treatments and a cure for PF," said Miska Michon, CEO of the CPF.  "His efforts have made a significant difference in the battle to fight the disease."  Dr. Flaherty is Associate Professor, Pulmonary Diseases at University of Michigan Health System.  As part of the award, the CPF will make a $15,000 grant to Dr. Flaherty's PF research lab. "Our efforts in research are driven by the day to day struggles of our patients as they fight to survive Idiopathic PF.  I appreciate the efforts of the CPF and all involved to raise awareness and advocate for the resources needed to treat and eventually cure IPF.  The generous funds associated with this award are appreciated and will certainly help us move forward to identify and test novel treatments and find an eventual cure," said Dr. Flaherty.Deirdre Roney, Esquire, will receive the Francis Cabral Humanitarian Award for her efforts to raise awareness and funding for PF.  The award recognizes a patient or caregiver who significantly improves awareness of PF in their community and nationwide, who selflessly furthers the mission of the CPF, and who shines as a beacon of hope and inspiration to all those suffering from the disease.  Roney, who serves on the CPF Board of Directors, has generously taken on myriad tasks on behalf of the CPF, has held annual fundraising efforts, and has raised more than a half million dollars to date for PF.  "Deirdre is a tireless champion in the struggle to fight PF," said Mishka Michon, CEO of the CPF.  "Her personal perspective on the disease added to her passion and determination are unstoppable."  For the past nine years, Roney, who has lost eight family member[...]



Bus Skyway

2011-07-26T16:21:15.970-07:00


A bus driver died while five people were injured after a passenger bus fell off the Skyway in Sucat, Parañaque on Tuesday morning, said the Philippine National Construction Corporation (PNCC).
Four victims were sent to Parañaque Medical Center, while two others were rushed to Parañaque Doctors Hospital.
The bus driver, Joven Justel, was declared dead on arrival at 12:20 p.m. due to massive bleeding and trauma to the abdomen, while three of the injured victims were identified as bus conductor Jonathan Alibar, Lorenzo Gabo and Anthony Abarra.
The identities of the two other victims who were injured has yet to be named as of presstime. Initial investigation disclosed that the Dimples Star Transport bus bearing body number 7511 and plate number KYW-606 driven by Justel was on its way to Alabang, Muntinlupa when it crashed on the west service road near Sucat exit before 11:00 a.m.
The bus fell more than 40 feet high from the Skyway to the ground of the west service road.
Authorities noted that the airconditioned bus was in total wreck after the incident where Skyway vice president Ed Nepomuceno said in a radio interview that the incident was recorded on CCTV camera.
It was learned that the bus driven by Justel was reportedly racing with another bus traversing at the speed of 60km/ph along the Skyway when Justel lost control of the wheel because of the strong wind and slippery road.
The incident caused heavy traffic along the area, but the bus was later towed by the authorities at past 1:00 p.m. 



Ravichandran Tamil Actor

2011-07-26T16:21:15.971-07:00

Ravichandran Tamil ActorVeteran Tamil actor Ravichandran died on Monday at a private hospital here where he was being treated for nearly ten days for a lung infection. Doctors said he did not respond to treatment and his condition had deteriorated over the last two days. He was on a life support system."His pulse and BP dropped drastically. We could do nothing," a doctor said. He was 71 and is survived by his wife, daughter and two sons.A popular hero of the 1960s and 70s, most of whose films were huge hits Ravichandran acted aside erstwhile heroes like MGR and Sivaji Ganesan. Among his latest films were "Arunachalam" with Rajinikanth and "Pammal K Sambandam" withKamal Haasan. He made his debut as a hero in Sridhar's "Kadhalikka Neramillai" which eventually became a huge hit.Ravichandran, who was last seen in "Kanden Kadhalai" as the grandfather of actress Thamannaah, had a style of his own. "His gestures were very popular among us. He had a style of his own when it came to walking. I think this made many of the youngsters imitate him those days. He also had a lot of fans in Tamil Nadu because of his stunning performancees," said K Sundar, a fan of Ravichandran.Talking to The Times of India, veteran writer Ashokamitran said that even though Ravichandran did not make himself so distinguished as an actor, he was very popular among the youngsters. "A lot of movies he acted in became huge hits in those days. He will always be remembered for his different roles," he said. An alumnus of St Joseph's College in Tiruchi, Ravichandran used to spend most of his time in Malaysia.[...]



NTU

2011-07-26T16:21:15.971-07:00


With the recent spotlight on the PAP-endorsed presidential candidate Dr Tony Tan’s pro-foreigner education policies and the relentless influx of foreigners, the state media has been churning out propaganda lately to convince Singaporeans that they still come ‘first’ in terms of job opportunities.
According to Channel News Asia, a record 9,066 students are graduating from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) this year with two-thirds already ’securing’ employment.
It interviewed brothers Harry and Henry Zhuang have just been conferred their Digital Animation degrees and will be working in the same company.
“I think there are jobs available. It’s whether you’re willing to work or not,” Harry said.
However it was revealed whether these jobs are full-time permanent positions or short-term contract ones only. Neither was the starting pay mentioned.
The Straits Times followed up with another misleading report about one NTU accounting graduate who is earning ‘close’ to $10,000 monthly after landing a job as a sales analyst with an investment bank fresh out of school last year.



Engagement's off for Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari - The Denver Post

2011-07-26T16:18:21.834-07:00

The engagement of Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari is off. The break came just three months after the Chicago Bears quarterback proposed to the former "Hills" star. A source told People, "She got dumped. She's absolutely devastated. She can't believe this is happening." Cavallari, 24, and Cutler, 28, had just celebrated their planned wdding next spring with an engagement party last week and the two had recently completed their wedding registry. "She was planning her dream wedding, the date was set, the location - everything was set," the source said. On Saturday night, Cavallari was spotted without her engagement ring at The Beverly in L.A. -- and telling friends including Nicky Hilton that the wedding had been called off, People said.Cutler also changed his Facebook status to single and warned friends on his account not to talk trash about Cavallari, according to Radaronline. "Thank you all for the support, but if you talk bad about Kristin I will delete and block you," Jay wrote on his Facebook page early yesterday morning."It's unnecessary and heartless. Also, don't say now I can play football, I could play football when I had her compared to when I don't. Football is the least of my worries, so have some respect."Read more at http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment[...]



Chevrolet Beat

2011-07-26T16:21:15.971-07:00

The Indian unit of US based leading auto maker General Motors on Monday launched its much awaited Chevrolet Beatdiesel in the Indian market. The car comes with a starting price tag of Rs 4.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), making it highly price competitive in its segment. The major competitors of the Beat Diesel in India include, Ford Figo, Maruti Ritz and Swift, Volkswagen Polo etc. The new Diesel variant of the car has till now already been receiving a strong response in the Indian market as more than 1500 units of the car have already been booked.The car is powered by a 1.0L diesel engine which is the smallest diesel engine in GM portfolio, globally. The engine has been specially developed for markets like India by GM's Technical Centre in Bangalore in collaboration with GM Powertrain Europe. The company has indicated that it may launch a diesel version of its smallest portfolio car Spark, in near future as well.The Beat diesel model has been priced in the range of Rs 4.29 lakh to Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will be delivering a segment leading mileage of 24 kmpl, as per ARAI standards.Speaking at the occasion, General Motors India President and Managing Director Karl Slym said, "This is the smallest diesel engine-powered passenger car for GM globally. We do not have any plan to manufacture this engine anywhere in the world."The company currently produces about 6,000 units of its diesel engines monthly from its Talegaon facility in Maharashtra. At present the company sells 2,700-3,000 units of its Beat model on a monthly basis, which is expected to be increased to 4,000-5,000 units a month, once it starts delivering Beat Diesel. Moreover, the company plans to take the total number of its outlets to 300 from existing 250 dealers, by this year end.The summary details of the New Chevrolet Beat Diesel are as follows:PRICE EX DELHI (in lacs)PS - 4.29LS - 4.59LT - 4.99LT Option - 5.45 (ABS, alloys & air bags)Key technical features in the new Beat Diesel include:1.0 litre 3 cylinder XSDE SMARTECH engine62.5 PS power and 160.3 NM torque24 kmpl mileageFeatherlight Power SteeringIntelligent launch support systemAdvanced insta torque boostSmart engine & clutch protectiongas charged rebound tuned suspension[...]



Chevrolet India

2011-07-26T16:21:15.971-07:00

Automobile giant General Motors has launched the diesel variant of the Chevrolet Beat in India.According to information available on the company's official website, the car will come at a price tag of Rs 4.29 lakh-Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)."Offering a diesel engine developed for Indian consumers in our most popular model is a momentous achievement for the company," General Motors India President & MD Karl Slym told reporters here.The website says the car comes with a new 1.0-litre engine, made exclusively for India by GM's Technical Centre in Bangalore, in collaboration with GM Powertrain, Europe, that produces a power output of 58.5 PS and a torque of 150 Nm.The company claims that as per ARAI standards, the engine promises a mileage of 24 kmpl.The car is available in an impressive range of nine colours. It comes with 14" stylized steel wheel, body coloured bumpers, body color tailgate handle and sporty black spoiler, claims the company.The car comes with automatic air conditioning, tilt steering, integrated central console and dashboard and a 'best-in-segment' ground clearance of 175 mm.Till now, the company was selling the Beat in petrol and LPG variants.The rapidly rising demand for small cars in India coupled with substantially lower running costs of diesel vehicles has spurred car manufacturers to come out with all-new diesel models or fresh diesel variants of existing petrol-run models.[...]



Reserve Bank Of India

2011-07-26T16:21:15.971-07:00

Analysts seemed to be mostly caught off guard by the Reserve Bank of India’s 0.50-percentage-point increase in its short-term lending rate. The lending, or repo rate, is now 8%, while its borrowing, or reverse repo rate, is now 7%. Here are edited excerpts of what some analysts said:The RBI should have acted more aggressively six months ago. “Clearly the recent near 10% yoy WPI?  [Wholesale Price Index] readings have put the RBI on alert mode. But signs of underlying demand pressures were quite clear about six months ago when in fact global uncertainties were slightly less than now and that’s when ideally the RBI should’ve hiked more aggressively. That could in turn have prevented the need for much higher interest rates. Given the lags with which interest rates work, these ‘extra’ rate hikes are likely to have their impact felt more on 2012 activity where we expect GDP growth anyway at a bottom-end of consensus 7.5%.” – Devika Mehndiratta, vice-president, emerging markets economic research, Credit SuisseGrowth is likely to suffer. “The 50 bps rate hike was above expectations. The more important point is the fact that there is no clear indication that the RBI is at the stage of pressing the pause button. I still feel that we are at the end of rate hike cycle and any further rate hike beyond 25-50 bps is going to impact growth significantly below the trend level.While RBI rates are around the 8% levels the bank ‘base rates’ are in the range of 9.5-10.5%. The average lending rates (for working capital and term loans) to lower than AAA corporates are between 10.5-14%. At these high interest rate levels investment demand is surely expected to get impacted as incremental capex plans of corporates would be put on hold.” – Ramanathan K., chief investment officer, ING Investment Management Pvt. Ltd.Indian corporations are looking overseas for credit. “Recently we have seen that corporates are moving to nonbanking resources for their credit needs, especially long-term with external commercial borrowings, as dollar-denominated borrowing now costs much less compared to high interest rates in India. The ratio of bank credit and non-bank credit now stands at 51:49 for the 1st quarter compared to 64:36 in the corresponding period [a year ago]. – D.K. Aggarwal, chai[...]



RBI

2011-07-26T16:21:15.972-07:00

In an interview with ET Now,Srinivasan Varadarajan, Executive Director,Axis Bank, shares his views on thecredit policy. Excerpts:In just less than three months you have seen the repo rate go up by 125 bps that is possibly the highest increase in the repo rate that we have seen. Now what do you believe that is going to do for you in terms of credit demand because it is fairly clear that you will at once again have to increase lending rates. TheRBI talking yesterday about the fact that credit growth needs to moderate further from the initial growth projection of 19% that it had stated on the 3rd of May, how are you seeing credit demand playing out over the course of the next year?As you said the first quarter itself was much slower than the previous quarter in terms of overall credit demand that was reflected in the numbers too. So clearly with this aggressive rate hike in terms of 50 bps, I think with the banks likely to increase lending rates as cost of funds goes up, it is possible that credit demand will slow down further. And that is something which is likely to happen as we go into the next couple of quarters. One thing in terms of the 50 bps rate hike itself is concerned, I think the end state in terms of where RBI would stop is something basically going to be data driven, but the faster the rate hikes happened the quicker we will get there.With the RBI they have cut the FY12 bank credit growth projection to 18% from the previous 19% this is any which way slowdown from the earlier 22%, how does that impact you right now?As I said in terms of pipeline demand it has been slower in the first quarter and that is reflected in the non-food credit numbers. Going forward with this aggressive rate hike and possibly tight liquidity conditions prevailing that would anyway would have come down in terms of overall demand and what RBI is trying to calibrate is what they expect to see on the back of these rate hikes. So I would think credit demand as RBI has projected it would be slower than what we saw in the first quarter and overall bank credit demand accordingly would be 18%, our base projecting. And we need to see in terms of the lending rate rises over the course of the year and how it sort of flows through the system.If at all this continues and there is an expectation that the RBI has pointed that out as well[...]



Repo Rate

2011-07-26T16:21:15.972-07:00

The Reserve Bank of India's move to raise repo rate by 50 basis points comes as a shock for the real industry as the burden on account of increased rates of interest will hit the developers as well as home buyers, says Lalit Kumar Jain, National President CREDAI."The  cost of funding is going be higher as banks are bound to increase their lending rates," Jain, who is also the chairman and managing director of Mumbai-Pune realty firm Kumar Urban development (KUL), said.The industry, he said, is facing a crunch and the fund gap over the next five years alone would be as high as USD 70 billion. "The RBI announcement, therefore, could be detrimental to the growth of the industry and economy," he added.Estimates are that the housing that is required in the current five-year Plan is 24.6 million and it is 37 million in the next five-year Plan and the country would need USD 3.2 trillion for this. Funding gap in housing will be around USD 70 billion in the next five years among the existing developers alone.The material costs have already gone up by over 35% and the wages have doubled over the past three years. "Any increase in the rate of interest will, thus, be counterproductive and my fear is that it will give rise to inflation instead of curbing it," Jain pointed out.The multiple effect of this is that buyers would continue to be wary of fulfilling their dream houses and developers would find it difficult to tap funds at reasonable rates of interest.Jain appealed to the RBI Governor to see the reality of the day that both buyers and developers are under a tremendous stress and they need immediate relief.With the ever increasing cost of inputs, couple with the rise in cost funding, would make affordable housing and the much touted "housing for all" a far cry, he added.He called for a close coordination among various government departments such as finance, housing, urban development, commerce and environment to ensure that the real industry that supports over 200 other industries comes back into full swing to restore the speedy growth of the economy.He drew the government's attention to the reforms suggested by CREDAI that are aimed at bringing down prices and increasing GDP growth.He warned of an economic disaster and chaotic urban explosion, if corrective measures are not ta[...]



CBSE

2011-07-26T16:21:15.972-07:00

CBSEThe Nagpur bench of Bombay high courton Monday expressed deep concern over 'minor'CBSE students being unnecessarily made to suffer on account of ongoing dispute with the Maharashtra state board. A division bench comprising justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Pramod Kode sternly directed both boards to make appropriate statements in the interest of the students within a week.The court's directives came while hearing a plea by Aggrieved Parents' Forum (APF) who challenged Maharashtra government's decision to prohibit CBSE school-assessment students from getting admission in state's junior colleges.Earlier, Anand Parchure appearing for the state board pointed out that in the original scheme, CBSE itself mentioned that it had introduced the school-based examination in Class X for the students who don't want to change the board. He added that if they want to shift, they should be asked to clear any examination, including the supplementary one, that should be conducted and evaluated by the CBSE itself and not by the school teachers. After the judges asked him for possible ways out, he suggested about provisionally admitting such students till they clear the board exam.When government pleader Nitin Sambre was quizzed on this possibility and whether such students would be accepted by the state board, he stated that the admissions were made by the Central Admission Committee (CAC) under centralized admission process (CAP) and he had to seek instructions regarding this.During last hearing, the CBSE had clarified that both school and board-based examinations were equivalent and should be treated at par by other boards, and in long term it plans to do away with board-based exam.An affidavit by CBSE assistant secretary (legal) S Dharini Arun categorically stated that internal evaluation did not undermine the legitimate, standardization and authenticity of school-based examination. Moreover, the results of both examinations were declared simultaneously and even the marklists bear resemblance.Taking a dig at the state, CBSE strongly argued that no other board in the country has denied admission to its students who opted for school-based exam. It further contended that CBSE Std X examination is valid, legal and duly recognized by the Maharas[...]



Tips for beautiful skin & face

2011-07-26T16:18:21.835-07:00

1) Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.2) Cut some beet root into small pieces and grind them. Squeeze juice from beet root and massage to your face for 5 minutes. Shower after 10 minutes with mild soap or gram flour.3) Mix sandalwood powder with rose water and add 4 to 5 drops of milk in it and apply on to your face and body. Shower after 15 minutes with warm water.4) Mix honey in water and drink daily in the morning to keep your skin shiny and smooth.5) Warm honey and mix with lemon juice and apply on to face. Wash after it dry.6) Mix Turmeric, sandal powder and olive oil and apply to body. Shower after 10 minutes.7) Massage your skin with milk. Milk has moisturizer, it will keep your skin smooth.8) Cool Use humidifiers and keep room temperature moderate to keep your skin away from dryness.9) Hot water blushes your skin and you don't feel fresh unless you have bath with little cold water. If you have shower for a longtime, dead skin will be automatically be removed. Do not rub with towel, be gentle on your skin.10) Take food which contains more A and C vitamin.11) Grate carrot and boil. Massage that mixture to body to get fair and smooth skin.12) For natural bleaching: - mix milk and lemon juice. The milk will break as soon as you mix the lemon juice in it. Use that mixture to massage on your body. It works as natural bleaching.13) Mix turmeric and cream on the top of milk, massage that mixture to body.14) If you go into sun your skin will lost the fair ness. To get your skin color to normal take equal quantities of cucumber juice and tomato juice and apply on to skin. Shower after 10 minutes.15) Massage mustard oil to your skin for 5 minutes and have shower with gram flour or mild soap.16) Mix cream on the top of milk and all-purpose flour and apply that paste on to your skin avoid eyes, eyebrows and lips. Shower after 5 minutes. This will make skin smooth.17) Mix curds (yogurt) with wheat flour and apply to your skin and take shower after 5 minutes.18) Cool Grind rose petals and mix with cream on the top of milk and apply to your body. Shower after 10 minutes.19) Scaly skin is a result of fluorine deficiency. Fluorine is the anti-resistant element of the human body, the absence of which creates problems in the blo[...]



First trailer of Haywire featuring Gina Carano is out

2011-07-26T16:18:21.835-07:00

Image via WikipediaFor fighter Gina Carano, Haywire is her big screen debut. The movie has a heavy Hollywood cast, which includes Michael Douglas Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton and Channing Tatum. The story is about a freelance agent named Mallory Kane (played by Carano) who is double-crossed by her handlers. When she finds out that she has been set up, the whole mission blows up. This starts up a race to an international hunt down. Mallory tries to return to the United States in order to protect her family and get her revenge. The movie career interrupted Gina Carano’s fighting career. Before 2009, the mixed martial arts fighter was one of the most famous faces in MMA, known for being undefeated. But in 2009, the 29-year-old fighter-turned-actress lost to Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, thus ending her line of undefeated run in her career. Since then, there was only one fight set up this year in April.Carano had to challenge Sarah D’Alielo. However, despite the high expectations of the fans and the clearance given by Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the Strikeforce show which had to take place in Houston was cancelled. Gina Carano’s doctor did not give her the green light and did not share the reasons. Gina Carano, 29, had other movie appearances before. She starred in the film Ring Girls, based on the true story of five American women going to Vegas and fighting the most famous female fighters in the world. Carano also appeared in the reality show Fight Girls, on NBC’s American Gladiators and in Michael Jai White’s film, Blood and Bone.Read more at First trailer of Haywire featuring Gina Carano is out[...]



House Speaker John Boehner Speech

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Image via WikipediaGood evening. I'm John Boehner. I serve as Speaker of the whole House -- of the members of both parties that you elect. These are difficult times in the life of our nation. Millions are looking for work, have been for some time, and the spending binge going on in Washington is a big part of the reason why. Before I served in Congress, I ran a small business in Ohio. I was amazed at how different Washington DC operated than every business in America. Where most American business make the hard choices to pay their bills and live within their means, in Washington more spending and more debt is business as usual. I've got news for Washington - those days are over. President Obama came to Congress in January and requested business as usual -- yet another routine increase in the national debt limit -- we in the House said 'not so fast.' Here was the president, asking for the largest debt increase in American history, on the heels of the largest spending binge in American history. Here's what we got for that spending binge: a massive health care bill that most Americans never asked for. A 'stimulus' bill that was more effective in producing material for late-night comedians than it was in producing jobs. And a national debt that has gotten so out of hand it has sparked a crisis without precedent in my lifetime or yours. The United States cannot default on its debt obligations. The jobs and savings of too many Americans are at stake.What we told the president in January was this: the American people will not accept an increase in the debt limit without significant spending cuts and reforms.And over the last six months, we've done our best to convince the president to partner with us to do something dramatic to change the fiscal trajectory of our country. . .something that will boost confidence in our economy, renew a measure of faith in our government, and help small businesses get back on track.Last week, the House passed such a plan, and with bipartisan support. It's called the 'Cut, Cap, and Balance' Act. It CUTS and CAPS government spending and paves the way for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, which we believe is the best way to stop Washing[...]



John Boehner Debt Ceiling Speech: House Speaker Addresses Deficit Talks (VIDEO)

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Image via WikipediaWASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama wants a blank check from Congress to raise the debt ceiling, but that he's not going to get one.Boehner says the solution to the debt crisis isn't complicated. He says if you spend more than you take in, you have to spend less.In his response to Obama's televised address to the nation, Boehner gave no indication of compromise."Unfortunately, the president would not take yes for an answer," he said. "Even when we thought we might be close on an agreement, the president's demands changed."The House speaker did say the U.S. cannot default. He said the crisis would be over if the Senate approves a new House Republican plan to be voted on in the House this week, and if the president signs it.CBS News' Jill Jackson wrote in a tweet that as Boehner left the Capitol he was overheard saying, "I didn't sign up for going mano-a-mano with the President of the United States."Obama and Boehner gave dueling remarks just about a week before an Aug. 2 deadline to raise the government's borrowing limit.Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com[...]



Newly Single Jennifer Lopez In Bikni Celebrated Her 42nd Birthday

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Jennifer Lopez shows off her fabulous body in a bikini as she relaxes on a private yacht on Sunday (July 24) in Miami, Fla. She enjoyed the company of friends and family for her 42nd birthday over the weekend, according to People.The newly single "American Idol" judge joined family and friends including manager Benny Medina aboard the private yacht "Never Say Never". "Thank you all of my lovers for the birthday wishes! I'm having an amazing day surrounded by family and friends," she tweeted.Earlier that day Lopez indulged in a little retail therapy, hitting up several high-end boutiques at Bal Harbour Shops (including Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Pucci). "[Jen] is jumping back into work and being a mom with all her energy and she is really excited," a Lopez friend says. "She feels like she has grown leaps and bounds and is a new person now, better than ever!""She was very happy. The whole group had a blast, staying for hours. They closed down the restaurant." The American Idol judge wore a high-end Emilio Pucci bikini and head scarf, paired with a white maxi skirt, as she shimmied around the boat.[...]



Earthquake Philippines July 26 2011

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An earthquake has struck Luzon, Philippines, early morning on Tuesday. According to the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the magnitude 5.9 (first reported to be 6.2) temblor was recorded off 35km Southwest of Iba, Zambales at 1:15 a.m. and was felt in other areas in Luzon including in the Philippine capital Manila.The tectonic quake has a depth of 30km and was felt in the following areas at the following intensities:Intensity IV - Clark, Pampanga; Obando, Bulacan; Quezon City; Manila; Alabang, Muntinlupa; Bacoor, CaviteIntensity III - Makati; Pasig; Taguig; Mandaluyong; Tagaytay; Cabanatuan City, Nueva EcijaIntensity II - Baguio CityThere were no initial reports of injuries or damage to property.Meanwhile, 3 aftershocks were recorded within 3 hours after the first quake hit. The largest was a 4.0-magnitude recorded at 3:10 a.m. The other two measured Richter Scale readings of 3.9 and 2.8 which hit Iba, Zambales at 2:12 a.m. and 3:34 a.m respectively.Here are Philvolcs descriptions of the Earthquake Intesities above:Intensity II (Slightly Felt) - Felt by few individuals at rest indoors. Hanging objects swing slightly. Still Water in containers oscillates noticeably.Intensity III (Weak) - Felt by many people indoors especially in upper floors of buildings. Vibration is felt like one passing of a light truck. Dizziness and nausea are experienced by some people. Hanging objects swing moderately. Still water in containers oscillates moderately.Intensity IV (Moderately Strong) - Felt generally by people indoors and by some people outdoors. Light sleepers are awakened. Vibration is felt like a passing of heavy truck. Hanging objects swing considerably. Dinner, plates, glasses, windows and doors rattle. Floors and walls of wood framed buildings creak. Standing motor cars may rock slightly. Liquids in containers are slightly disturbed. Water in containers oscillate strongly. Rumbling sound may sometimes be heard.[...]



NDP

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Opposition Leader Jack Layton's announcement that he has nominated a rookie MP to take over as interim leader while he steps away from politics to battle an undisclosed form of cancer has led to some head-scratching on Parliament Hill.Layton announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with a second form of cancer, after first receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer last February. He requires immediate treatment but hopes to resume his duties when Parliament returns on Sept. 19.Layton told reporters that he has recommended rookie Hull-Aylmer MP Nycole Turmel for the post, calling her "an experienced national leader in both official languages."While Turmel was unanimously elected as national chair of the NDP caucus, she is one of the many new NDP faces on Parliament Hill. While she may be unfamiliar to many Canadians, she is well-known around Ottawa for her nearly three-decades of service as a union leader, as well as her role as national president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.With Layton eschewing deputy leaders Thomas Mulcair and Libby Davies, as well as party stalwart Paul Dewar, for the interim leader's role, he is likely trying to get what NDP president Brian Topp calls "the best of all worlds.""Our caucus chair, who was unanimously elected, will step in as interim leader, and will have the benefit of working with both Tom Mulcair and Libby Davies continuing in their roles," Topp told CTV News Channel.According to Turmel's official biography, she was an employee at a Canada Employment Centre before joining the union cause in 1979. She worked her way up through the local, regional and national levels until 2006. When she retired, she was serving as head of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, and was the first woman to hold that post.A $5,000 research chair on public spaces and political innovations was recently named in her honour at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, who knows Turmel from her union days, called her "a capable person" who "worked very hard as a public sector union leader."Don Martin, host of CTV's P[...]



Bachelor Party

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If your fiancée does this, then you need to have a talk with your fiancée.Kim Kardashian, the reality television star, and her hubby, the NBA player Kris Humphries, both went out over the weekend to celebrate their impending nuptials.Before they did, they promised not to see each other during their respective parties, both held at Las Vegas nightclubs.But Ms. Kardashian decided to break that vow.After her bachelorette party was well under way, Ms. Kardashian, 30, decided to go to the nearby club to see what Mr. Humphries, 26, and the gang were up to around 2 a.m.“After getting over the shock of seeing his fiancée on guy’s night, Humphries kissed his future bride delicately before picking her up to smooch her in full view of the club,” reports People magazine.Ms. Kardashian reportedly stuck around for about 10 minutes with Mr. Humphries and a group that included her brother and NBA player Lamar Odom, who is married to one of her sisters.A handful of commenters have taken their kiss to be proof that Mr. Humphries was fine with his fiancée’s party-crashing. Maybe he was, but that doesn’t make it right, does it?Perhaps it’s merely a sign that she loves him so much she can’t bear to be away from him. Perhaps it’s a sign she doesn’t want him having too much fun, or doesn’t trust him. But it’s definitely a broken promise, and it seems like both a bride-to-be or husband-to-be would be justified in being just a tad ticked off if their significant other crashed their bachelorette orbachelor party after swearing not to.[...]



Efiling Of income Tax Return

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Efiling Of income Tax ReturnThe Income tax India 2011 situation has displayed an interesting stat: despite a slowing economy in the country, tax collection has gone up. The news arrives upon the year-long celebration of "150 years of taxation" by the I-T department of India.While income tax e-filing has become one of the necessary evils that many Americans dread each year. It seems the same way in other countries, including India, where about 10 percent of the population meets the minimum threshold for taxation. This has the I-T department of the country happy over how much taxes are being collected.A recent event at Law Bhawan, Sector 37 of Chandigarh addressed the latest taxation news, with current and retired members of Income Tax Department, Advocates' Bar Association and Employee Provident Fund Association in attendance.The Chief Commissioner of the North West Region of I-T, Jaspal Singh, noted that "thirty percent of the collected taxes are devolved back to the states." Singh didn't elaborated on the other 70 percent, but noted that tax collection has gone up to its highest growth percentage in all of India. The bad news is that the first quarter of tax collections saw a decline in tax refunds being given out. Still, this news has I-T happy to the point they will even be giving out "tax lessons " to school children. It's better to get started early, right?It seems no matter which area of the world you live in, two things are inescapable: death and taxes. However, with many people struggling to find a job these days, those that are making a taxable income are probably thankful that they have an income.[...]



Dementia

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DementiaThe latest medical report of Suresh Kalmadi is not conclusive about dementia. According to Tihar Jail authorities, an MRI conducted on him at LNJP Hospital shows, in medical jargon, 'diffused cerebral atrophy with old ischemic changes in brain parenchyma with calcified granuloma in caudothalamic groove on left side (of his brain)'.This condition, say neurologists, can be induced by diabetes. The 66-year-old politician has been referred to All IndiaInstitute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for further clinical examination. "The MRI report is not specific about dementia. It shows there are micro-angiopathic changes in the brain which can be induced by other factors like diabetes and high blood pressure," said an eminent neurologist who did not wish to be quoted. He said the condition described in the report occurs when there is lack of supply of blood to small areas of the brain."The damage and complications in this case, including memory loss, can be age-related factors combined with the effect of heart disease and diabetes. To check if the person has dementia or not, clinical examination - including memory function impairment test, language function, personality and behaviour test - need to be conducted," he added. Kalmadi, who has been lodged in the jail since April 25 for alleged irregularities in CWG, is being treated for heart surgery and diabetes at the jail hospital and was referred for expert advice to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital. "On July 19, an MRI scan was conducted on him at LNJP Hospital, and based on that report, he has now been referred to AIIMS for further examination," said a jail official. He claimed that in the MRI report, some cerebral problems were noted that had little to do with dementia per se. "Dementia is a clinical diagnosis which will be known only after proper diagnosis. He has been referred to the neurology department at AIIMS for the same and a diagnosis will take place there. None of the symptoms reported [...]



DTE

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After several conference calls with DTE Energy during last week's power outage that affected as many as 6,000 Ferndale homes and businesses, Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter requested a representative from the utility come to a City Council meeting and explain to the city's customers what exactly happened.The outage began about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and lasted through 6 a.m. Saturday during a weeklong heat wave that put a strain on the region's power system."After a series of (calls) with DTE over our blackout, I talked about communication and asked them to send someone to Monday's council meeting to explain to the residents what happened," Coulter said.DTE Energy has said the outage was heat related. After several days of 90-plus degree weather, DTE said one of the two transformers at the West Nine Mile and Dover substation faltered. During this malfunction, DTE attempted to shift the power from the first transformer to the second. The stress from the new workload proved to be too much, according to DTE, and the cable that brought the electricity into the substation blew.DTE then had to shut down the substation, cutting power to about 6,000 homes and businesses in Ferndale at 2:30 a.m. Saturday to repair the cable.By 6 a.m. Sunday, DTE said the cable had been repaired and power was fully restored to Ferndale. In an unrelated incident, DTE said, a wire fell from a transformer in southwest Ferndale later Sunday evening and about 200 homes were subject to power outages and brownouts.Coulter said he wants to get two things from DTE: "I want a full explanation of when went wrong," he said. "Then I want to hear how to prevent it in the future."Tonight's meeting with DTE is the first step, Coulter said. "I expect to get the first part," he said. "But I expect DTE to work with us to prevent this in the future."DTE will provide a written report of what happened during the outage, he said.The DTE representative will present a presentation of the incident at the beg[...]



CAT 2011

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CAT 2011The Common Admission Test (CAT) is getting a format makeover.The test, which holds the key to admissions to the 13 IIMs and other major B-schools in the country, will be conducted between October 22 and November 18, 2011.Though the number of questions remain the same,CAT 2011 will have two sections instead of three, and students will get an additional five minutes to tackle them.According to a statement released by testing agency Prometric and IIMs, the first section will focus on quantitative ability and data interpretation while the second will be on verbal ability and logical reasoning. These two sections will be implemented sequentially with separate time limits.It will be a 140-minute exam. Candidates will have 70 minutes to answer 30 questions in each section, which will have an on-screen countdown timer. Once the time ends for the first section, they will move on to the second without having the option of being able to go back. Although new in the computer-based version of CAT, this format was previously used in some of the earlier paper-and-pencil years," the statement, released on Monday, said.The change is vital for the entrance test as admission to IIMs is based on sectional cut-offs. "This move is aimed at being student-friendly. There are many students who lose out on a seat as they would have failed to perform in one of the sections," Prof Janakiraman Moorthy, convener, CAT 2011, said.An additional five minutes have been added to the existing two-and-half hours available to students. This includes a 15-minute tutorial that will guide students through the process. "Considerable effort has been made in maintaining a similar level of difficulty across papers. A small number of statistically and psychometrically validated questions are randomly inserted in each question paper as equating blocks. These will be used to assess post-test equality across the days," Moorthy said.Meanwhi[...]



Kim Kardashian Crashes Kris Humphries' Bachelor Party

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Kim Kardashian really let her hair down as she celebrated her impending nuptials in style at her hen party in Las Vegas last night. She managed to hit the headlines again with a story titled “Kim Kardashian Crashes Fiances Bachelor Party” after leaving her own bachelorette party in Las Vegas to surprise her future husband Kris Humphries and his friends.

KK was joined by 20 guests, including sisters Khloe and Kourtney, mom Kris Jenner, and pals LaLa Vasquez, Simone Harouche and Brittny Gastineau. She partied up a storm at Tao nightclub, where she was joined by scantily female dancers - and treated to a striptease from a dwarf.

“After getting over the shock of seeing his fiancée on guy’s night, Humphries kissed his future bride delicately before picking her up to smooch her in full view of the club,” reports People magazine. Apparently that is what Kris did because the friends and family of the bachelor and bachelorette spent the rest of the night mingling together.



Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler End Their Engagement

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Kristin Cavallari and her fiance, NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, have reportedly called off their engagement. Kristin Cavallari and 28-years old Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler got engaged in Mexico last April, had planned to tie the knot this spring after the football star proposed during the couple’s vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

A large number of the fans of the couple are searching and clicking in the social media sources to confirm the news of the split of Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler. “She got dumped,’ a source told PEOPLE. ‘She’s absolutely devastated. She can’t believe this is happening.”

Former “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” star Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler have been dating since last fall. “I’m in love and it’s been great,” she said earlier this year in april when they got enganged. Jay Cutler proposed her with a 5.2 carat diamond ring while the couple were on holiday in Mexico.

And now former “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” star Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler have took a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico together. Source also told to the PEOPLE, “She was planning her dream wedding, the date was set, the location – everything was set. She’s in shock that the dream wedding she was planning is going to end this way.”



Candice Swanepoel Launches New Victoria's Secret Scent

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South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel is currently busy in promotion of Victoria Secret's newest Fantasies beauty collection, "Sheer Love." Candice Swanepoel is the face of Sheer Love, the brand's new Fantasies body lotion and scent collection.“I had many fantasies growing up,” Swanepoel said, “Not all of them that you would like to know.”  She did reveal that she has always “secretly” wanted to be a fashion stylist. “I style myself,” Candice Swanepoel said. While promoting Fantasies beauty collection, "Sheer Love", Candice Swanepoel donned a cute summer ready floral dress, accentuating her looks with cute nude ankle strap heels.The blond beauty has come under fire by fashion insiders recently for being too skinny, but she looks perfectly fine here. She has blamed her unusual schedule and traveling for the lack of a proper diet. Candice Swanepoel wearing a floral Balanciaga sundress, introduced the new fragrance line in the company's flagship store in The Grove in Los Angeles on July 19. Candice Swanepoel said, “I love fashion, I love to play with different stuff and I really think it shows your personality so I think if someone else chooses it for you it's different … and there’s something exciting about choosing something and not knowing what people's reactions will be.”[...]



Amy Winehouse

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Barcelona vs Internacional

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After the match with Hajduk on Saturday, Barcelonatravel to Germany to participate in the Audi Cup, of which Bayern Munich are the hosts. All games are to be played at the breath-taking Allianz Arena, and the tournament will take place over two days, Tuesday and Wednesday.The participants? Barca and Bayern of course, and joining them, AC Milan and Tuesday’s opponents, Internacional.Not to be confused with Internazionale, they hail from Brazil, and have been one of the more successful Brazilian clubs of late, winning the Copa Libertadores title in 2010, but as of now, have no manager, and one would expect that no change will be made in that respect by tomorrow’s match.However, they will still provide a stern test for Guardiola’s men, holding an advantage in match-practice (the Campeonato is already 12 games in), and sheer squad numbers. Notable names from the Internacional squad include recent Barcelona targets, Oscar (who will be absent on International duty) and Leandro Damiao, Andres D’Alessandro, Renan (formerly of Valenica) and Manchester City flop, Jo.Despite the short space of three days since the Hajduk draw, Guardiola is expected to have Pedro and Pique back in contention, and given the performance of Fontas, or the fringe attackers, is excellent news. However, Xavi continues to train alone – as does Puyol – and the South American contingent are still on their holidays, therefore Barcelona will not have their full-strength line-up available.It may only be a pre-season tournament, but here’s where Bojan would have come in handy, as from what I saw of Soriano on Saturday, he may be a titan in the Segunda, but the step-up could prove one step too far for the 25 year old, leaving Barcelona horribly short of true attackers, but with a plentiful supply of wingers.My p[...]



Actor Ravichandran

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Popular actor Ravichandran passed away at a private hospital in Chennai today. The actor was suffering from kidney ailments and was on dialysis for some months. Last week, his health deteriorated and Ravichandran was admitted to a private hospital. His condition worsened and he was in coma for the past six days.
The Kadhalikka Neramillai star’s end came today. His family members were by his side when he passed away. Ravichandran was survived by his wife and two sons. One of his sons, Hamsavardhan is an actor.






Hayley Atwell to Play the Love Interest in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

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British actress Hayley Atwell (The Duchess) has been cast to play Captain America’s (Chris Evans) love interest Peggy Carter in Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger.  Heat Vision reports that Atwell won out after screen testing last week.  Atwell was in the running along with fellow British actresses Keira Knightley, Alice Eve, and Emily Blunt (although Blunt chose to take herself out of the running).  She’ll star alongside Sebastian Stan (Gossip Girl) who will play Captain’s sidekick Bucky Barnes.  Hugo Weaving is still in talks to play the film’s villain, Red Skull.Hit the jump for more on Carter and Atwell as well as the official press release.  Captain America: The First Avenger is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2011.In the comics, Peggy Carter dated Captain America (real name Steve Rogers) during World War II and also worked as an agent helping the French Resistance.  After the war, Captain America was frozen in a state of suspended animation.  He awoke in the modern day and eventually dated Peggy’s niece, Sharon (ewwww).  Sharon Carter is an agent of SHIELD in the comics so it’s possible Captain America is helping to set up that character relationship for The Avengers.[...]



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Amy Winehouse death

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Labor Day 2011

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Labor Day 2011Looking for a relaxing way to spend your Labor Day weekend? Grab the family and head over to Waterway Square on Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 4, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a free evening of live music, face painting, balloon artists and more!Saturday evening will feature music from the six-member party-and-dance band Little Queen Band from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Another local favorite pop group, Cold Shot, takes the stage from 7:35 p.m. to 9 p.m.On Sunday, the fun starts all over again as the smooth, acoustic sounds of the Nigel Edison band soothes the crowd from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Rounding out the holiday weekend celebration is Fidelity Maxx, a funk and dance band rocking it out from 7:35 p.m. to 9 p.m.“Waterway Square provides a wonderful family-friendly setting for events like this and we invite families from around the region to come experience what The Woodlands has to offer this Labor Day weekend,” says Nick Wolda, president of The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau.The Labor Day Weekend celebration is open to the public thanks to the generous sponsors: The Woodlands Development Company, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, University of Phoenix, Kroger, The Woodlands Resort and Bud Light.Waterway Square, located along Lake Robbins Drive between Waterway Avenue and Woodloch Forest Drive, features a 120-foot long, 10-foot high stone water wall where ribbons of water flow down seven terraced levels to a lower pond wit[...]



Stock Market

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Gold and the Swiss franc appeared the only winners Monday, as Washington's ongoing impasse over the U.S. debt ceiling continued to depress markets.At midday, stock markets in the U.S., Asia and Europe were all down -- the S&P 500 by 0.47 percent, the Nikkei by 0.81 percent. Gold, however, rose 0.81 percent, and futures for the precious metal hit a new record of $1,624.30 an ounce. And the Swiss franc gained 2.1 percent against the dollar.U.S. Treasuries showed surprising resiliency, with the yield on 10-year Treasuries rising to 2.98 percent. Some observers took that as a sign that fears of financial catastrophe had been exaggerated. Guy Lebas, a fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia, told Bloomberg he'd expect to see a bigger move if something "truly catastrophic" was on the horizon.Meantime, a gridlocked U.S. capitol entered its last full week of negotiations before the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the nation's debt ceiling. Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in Hong Kong, sought to reassure Asian nations of the U.S. economy's health, reminding them that the country has recovered from such instability in the past. Clinton predicted that a debt ceiling deal would be reached before the Aug. 2 deadline to avoid an unprecedented default.It is feared that if an agreement is not reached, the United States could lose its triple-A credit rating."The political wrangling in Washington is intense right now," Clinton said. "But these kinds of debates have been a[...]



Paleo Diet

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The Paleo diet, a diet based on the food and habits of Paleolithic man, promises to give you great health and a perfect physique. Can you improve yourself by copying a caveman? Or will you just end up in a Geico commercial?The Paleo diet claims that the cavemen — hunter/gatherers that they were — had it all going on when it comes to diet and exercise. They ate lots of wild game, lots of vegetables, and no dairy or grains. They also exercised in short, intense bursts, which Paleo diet creator Dr. Loren Cordain claims is the best way to give us humans a terrific body. Forget long, sustained exercise like running several miles. Just pretend you’re chasing a mammoth, you shoot him with your arrow, and then you and your friends have to drag him back to the cave. Actually, that sounds kind of sustained to me.It’s true that you never see a cave painting of a fat person. All the prehistoric humans were pretty lean. That could also be because there was no reading and writing, so no one had an excuse to sit still.In any case, if a New Jersey gal like myself were to try to emulate a cavewoman, what would that mean? I’ll admit, Bergen County does have wild game. The geese are everywhere. There are coyote and the occasional bear. Chipmunks could be a quick snack. Would it be cheating to microwave them or do I have to build a fire?The Paleo diet asserts that the best diet for humans is the one to which we are genetically adapted. So, does that mean I have not changed genetically f[...]



Alyssa Milano Images

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Alyssa Milano InformationAlyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress and former singer. Her childhood role as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom Who's the Boss? made her famous, and an eight-year stint as Phoebe Halliwell on the supernatural series Charmed brought her a new round of fame. She was also a series regular on the original Melrose Place portraying the role of Jennifer Mancini. Milano has a female sports apparel line, Touch.[...]



Ali Larter Images

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Ali Larter InformationAlison Elizabeth "Ali" Larter (born February 28, 1976) is an American actress best known for playing the dual roles of Niki Sanders and Tracy Strauss on the NBC science fiction drama Heroes. She also appeared in guest roles on several television shows in the 1990s.[...]



Ali Landry images

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Ali Landry InformationAli Landry (born July 21, 1973) is a former Miss USA (1996), model and actress. She is perhaps best known as the Doritos Girl from her 1998 Super Bowl commercial, and for her portrayal of Rita Lefleur on the UPN sitcom Eve. In 1998, she was named by People magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world.[...]



Alexis Bledel Images

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Alexis Bledel InformationAlexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and fashion model. She is known for her roles as Rory Gilmore in the television series Gilmore Girls and Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.[...]