Aug 31, 2011

Conrad Black Vanity Fair

Conrad Black Vanity Fair
Conrad Black Vanity Fair. 'Humbler' Conrad Black tells Vanity Fair about Mafia, moguls and time in jail. Conrad Black hosed down shower stalls and earned the respect of "Mafia people" during his time in prison and is currently worth about $80 million, the disgraced media baron reveals in a forthcoming interview in Vanity Fair magazine.

Psychic Challenge Praagh

Psychic Challenge Praagh. 'Top' psychics offered $1M to prove powers. While high-profile medium James Van Praagh has yet to take the bait, a self-proclaimed Toronto psychic says she's considering taking up a $1-million challenge to prove her abilities.

"I would say yes, I would take [the] challenge because I have enough faith in my own abilities if I was available," Toronto-based psychic Nikki told CBC News.

Bug Vomit Killing Trees

Bug Vomit Killing Trees
Bug Vomit Killing Trees. Insect's vomit is killing Florida's iconic palms. A deadly palm tree disease, once confined to Manatee County, has spread and threatens to decimate the state's iconic sabal palms.

An insect with a disgusting habit is transmitting the disease, called Texas Phoenix Palm Decline. Experts are worried it will kill trees statewide.

The first documented case was in 2006 in Manatee County. Since then, it has been detected in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties, although experts say Manatee County is still the hardest-hit area.

August 2011 Notable Deaths

August 2011 Notable Deaths
August 2011 Notable Deaths. In August we said farewell to many noteworthy individuals, including a controversial reality show husband and a concentration camp survivor. Read on to learn more about them and the others who passed away this month.
August in memoriam, Russell Armstrong, Rudolf Brazda

Aug 30, 2011

Jay Z MTV VMA Chris Brown

Jay Z MTV VMA Chris Brown
Jay Z MTV VMA Chris Brown. Jay-Z's Very Public VMA's Snub to Chris Brown. A beaming Beyoncé revealed her pregnancy to the world by rubbing her burgeoning baby bump to the audience at the VMA’s on Sunday night.

And while delighted dad-to-be Jay Z offered a huge smile for the cameras to that news - his reaction to bad boy Chris Brown couldn't have been more frosty.

Maria Sharapova News

Maria Sharapova News
Maria Sharapova News. Maria Sharapova rallies for victory at US Open. Maria Sharapova's slow start almost turned into an early exit at the U.S. Open.

The three-time major champion picked up her game in time to avoid an upset against 102nd-ranked Heather Watson, rallying for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory Monday in the opening round.

Austin Powers Rape Convicted

Austin Powers Rape Convicted
Austin Powers Rape Convicted. Former Austin Powers actor Joseph Son convicted of raping and torturing 20-year-old woman.

An actor who appeared in the first Austin Powers film is facing a life sentence after being convicted of taking part in a brutal rape.

Joseph Son, 40, was found guilty of raping and torturing a 20-year-old woman after she was abducted near her home in Huntington Beach, California.

Son, a mixed martial arts fighter, played the role of Dr Evil's handyman 'Random Task' in the 1997 film 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.'

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Girls Goat Zoo Walk

Girls Goat Zoo Walk
Girls Goat Zoo Walk. 2 pajama-clad girls take stolen goat for walk. Everything went according to plan for two pajama-clad stepsisters who took a goat they'd freed from a Minnesota zoo for a late-night walk.

Until they told the Mankato police officer who stopped them about 11:30 p.m. Saturday that the animal lived in their bedroom closet.

Timberlake Biel together again

Timberlake Biel together again
Timberlake Biel together again. Actress Jessica Biel is reportedly dating her ex-flame, singer-actor Justin Timberlake.

The pair, who split earlier this year, were seen enjoying a romantic rendezvous at Ella's Uncle coffee shop in Toronto, Canada, reports contactmusic.com.

Beyoncé pregnancy sparks Twitter record

Beyoncé pregnancy sparks Twitter record
Beyoncé pregnancy sparks Twitter record. Beyonce's pregnant performance at the MTV Video Music Awards sparked a Twitter record.

When Beyonce performed at 10:35 p.m. EDT Sunday night, there were 8,868 tweets per second. Twitter said that rate was a record for the service.

Britney Spears new single Criminal

Britney Spears new single Criminal
Britney Spears new single Criminal. Britney Spears has revealed that the fourth single from her Femme Fatale album will be 'Criminal'.

The singer confirmed the release to MTV during the VMAs last night, and said that she has a "really cool concept" for the track's video.

When asked what her next single release will be, she replied: "I don't know if I'm at liberty to tell. But I will anyways - it's 'Criminal'.

Cheryl Cole ITV new chat show

Cheryl Cole ITV new chat show
Cheryl Cole ITV new chat show. Cheryl Cole is on the verge of signing a deal to front a number of ITV shows, reports claim.

The 'Fight For This Love' singer - formerly a judge on ITV1's The X Factor before her failed move to the US show - will turn to being a presenter in a primetime chatshow, according to The People.

The Girls Aloud star was allegedly offered deals with other major broadcasters including the BBC and Sky, but chose to stick with ITV despite her X Factor departure.

Sugar-free popsicle recall

Sugar-free popsicle recall
Sugar-free popsicle recall. Unilever United States, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of mislabeled 24-count boxes of Popsicle® brand Sugar Free Orange, Cherry and Grape flavored ice pops that mistakenly contain Popsicle® brand Sugar Free Healthy Bunch® Fudgsicle® and Creamsicle® ice pops. Milk, a known allergen, is undeclared on these boxes. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Sugar Free Healthy Bunch® Fudgsicle® or Creamsicle® ice pops.

Aug 29, 2011

Taiwan HIV-Infected Organs

Taiwan HIV-Infected Organs
Taiwan HIV-Infected Organs. Taiwan hospital transplants 5 HIV-infected organs. One of Taiwan's best regarded hospitals mistakenly transplanted HIV-infected organs into five patients after a hospital staffer misheard the donor's test results by telephone, the hospital said.

The five are now being treated with anti-AIDS drugs, an official at National Taiwan University Hospital in Taipei said Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she is not authorized to deal with the media.

Man Names Kids Lady Gaga Will.I.Am

Man Names Kids Lady Gaga Will.I.Am
Man Names Kids Lady Gaga Will.I.Am. Lady GaGa and will.i.am are to be the names of a British father's two children.

Ian Clark, 36, is following the advice of his eldest child Maddie, who persuaded him to name his second daughter Meggie Maisie Lady GaGa.

Now Clark plans to call his first son Tommy will.i.am, according to The Mirror.

Clark's partner Melanie Robinson, from Cramlington in Northumberland, said: "I'm trying to convince him not to."

Brad Pitt saves woman

Brad Pitt saves woman
Brad Pitt saves woman's life. Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt was hailed a hero last night for rescuing a stricken extra who was knocked to the ground on the set of World War Z.

More than 700 actors were packed into Glasgow's George Square to film chaotic scenes amid heavy gunfire when the drama occurred.

As crowds of extras fled the film's terrifying zombie invasion, the woman stumbled and fell.

Store owner accused of keeping worker in box nude

Store owner accused of keeping worker in box nude
 Store owner accused of keeping worker in box nude. A California, United States judge set a pricey bail , yogurt shop owner bail set at $10 million , for a yogurt shop owner who allegedly kidnapped a female employee, knocked her unconscious and kept her naked inside a box. The woman later woke up at the store it called, o' my yogurt , in Monterey Park and was able to escape.

Famous final concerts

Famous final concerts
Famous final concerts. Before their legendary rooftop performance, the Beatles took the stage one last time 45 years ago on Aug. 29, 1966, and sang their way into history. Check out some other legendary final performances

Beyonce Pregnant

Beyonce Pregnant
Beyonce Pregnant. The bootylicious singer revealed her baby bump at the MTV VMA’s last night. We can’t get enough of cute celebrity couples at MSN and in our eyes Beyoncé and Jay-Z are one of the hottest power-matches in Hollywood. We were thrilled to find out then, that Beyoncé is pregnant. Hurray!
The singer revealed her growing baby bump on the red carpet of last night’s MTV VMAs. Wearing a bold orange dress, Beyoncé told the awaiting press: “I have surprise.” Beyoncé you tease!

Big Brother Death Threats

Big Brother Death Threats. "Big Brother" executive producer is not into the way fans show their support to their favorite Jeff Schroeder by making threats against the family of another contestant Shelly Moore. Taking to Twitter, Allison Grodner tells fans to stop the disgraceful actions, writing "No matter how much you dislike an HG, this is wrong! True BB fans do not try to ruin lives. Please stop!"

Beyonce pregnant video music awards

Beyonce pregnant video music awards
Beyonce pregnant video music awards. Beyonce revealed her baby bump after performing - courtesy MTV Video Music Awards. Singer Beyonce Knowles has outlined a baby bump to photographers after months of speculation she might be pregnant.

The R&B star, 29, used her hands to frame her baby bump under a loose-fitting dress as she arrived at the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles.

Shia labeouf public meltdown

 Shia labeouf public meltdown. Shia Labeouf Public Meltdown, Actor Shia LaBeouf publicist is downplaying reports suggesting that the actor became unruly at a party in Los Angeles on Friday night (26Aug11), insisting on the departure of the star of Transformers since the coup has been “misinterpreted “.

Shia labeouf public meltdown

 Shia labeouf public meltdown. Shia Labeouf Public Meltdown, Actor Shia LaBeouf publicist is downplaying reports suggesting that the actor became unruly at a party in Los Angeles on Friday night (26Aug11), insisting on the departure of the star of Transformers since the coup has been “misinterpreted “.

Mtv VMA Winners

Mtv VMA Winners
Mtv VMA Winners. Music fans across the globe were treated to another another exciting ceremony celebrating the top music videos of the past year when the annual MTV Video Music Awards aired on August 28, 2011.

Hurricane Irene Flooding

Hurricane Irene Flooding
Hurricane Irene Flooding. Obama warns Hurricane Irene flooding could worsen. President Barack Obama on Sunday warned that flooding from Hurricane Irene could worsen as rivers flood their banks and said federal recovery efforts would last a few weeks.

Tropical Storm Jose

Tropical Storm Jose
Tropical Storm Jose. Tropical Storm Jose, which formed near Bermuda early Sunday, was seen to be weakening, but still expected to bring squalls to the island late night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a report.At 11 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT), Jose was located about 190 miles northwest of Bermuda, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), and was moving north at 21 miles per hour (33 km/h).

Powell Cheap Shots

Powell Cheap Shots
Powell Cheap Shots. Colin Powell says Cheney book takes "cheap shots". Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's new book levels "cheap shots" at colleagues and mischaracterizes events, ex-Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday.Powell, whose disagreements with Cheney on issues such as Iraq have been well known for years, said President George W. Bush's national security team did not function smoothly and that he had advised Bush to try to resolve the problem.

South African facebook photo

South African facebook photo
South African facebook photo. The photo on Facebook in which a white man poses with a rifle over the apparently lifeless body of a black child is “sick and horrifying” and should be denounced by every forward-thinking South African, the Independent Democrats said yesterday.

“Whenever we see or experience racism of any form, as a society we should all condemn it in the strongest possible terms. If we fail to do so, we will simply allow this kind of sick behaviour to permeate and grow in our society,” said ID secretary-general Haniff Hoosen.

Fan Falls Rangers Park

Fan Falls Rangers Park
Fan Falls Rangers Park. Just what the heck is happening at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington? Two months after firefighter Shannon Stone fell over a railing and landed on concrete, suffering injuries that eventually became fatal, another fan took a dangerous fall while leaving the ballpark on Saturday night.An unidentified 24-year-old man was knocked unconscious after falling 21 feet down a stairwell leading from the stadium's upper deck to ground level. The game between the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers was not over yet, so the stairwell wasn't crowded with fans. According to police, the man was with the people who accompanied him at the game.

Saskatchewan Couple Win $40 Million Lottery

Saskatchewan Couple Win $40 Million Lottery

Saskatchewan couple win $40 million lottery. A Saskatchewan couple from the village of Paradise Hill won $40 million in a recent lottery draw. John and Darlene Kinzel took the top prize from a Lotto Max draw one week ago.

Aug 28, 2011

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt. Athletics-'Crazy' Blake ahead of schedule in upstaging Bolt. Jamaican sprinter, "wonderful cricketer" and chicken nugget lover. There is no doubt that Yohan Blake is cut from the same cloth as the man he replaced as 100 metres world champion on Sunday.
The 21-year-old also shares a great self-confidence with Usain Bolt and, although he obviously benefited from the disqualification of his training partner for a false start on Sunday, he was not prepared to put his victory purely down to luck.

Sick Steve Jobs Photo

Sick Steve Jobs Photo
Sick Steve Jobs Photo. Just two days after ending his storied reign as Apple's CEO, a shockingly frail Steve Jobs stood with the support of a friend in an exclusive photo taken at his California home.

No longer in his iconic turtleneck-and-bluejeans uniform and thinner even than he was during his last public appearance only two months ago, the 56-year-old tech guru seemed almost too weak to hold himself up as he prepared to climb into a waiting car in his driveway in Palo Alto.

Melissa Gilbert Divorce

Melissa Gilbert Divorce
Melissa Gilbert Divorce. Court records show Melissa Gilbert has filed for divorce after 16 years of marriage to fellow actor Bruce Boxleitner. The former "Little House on the Prairie" star cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition, which was filed Monday in Los Angeles.

B.C. votes to scrap HST

B.C. votes to scrap HST
B.C. votes to scrap HST. B.C. votes 55% to scrap HST. British Columbians have voted to axe the province's controversial harmonized sales tax, according to the results of a binding, province-wide referendum.

Elections B.C. announced on Friday morning that 54.73 per cent of the 1.6 million British Columbians who cast a ballot in the mail-in referendum voted to get rid of the tax and 45.27 per cent voted to keep it.

Aug 27, 2011

August 2011 Celebrity Quotes

August 2011 celebrity quotes. A country-music concert turned tragic. A "miracle" congresswoman went back to work. One oppressive regime came close to toppling as another was remembered 50 years later. These were just a few of the events that made headlines in August. Let's look at the month's most quotable lines.

2700 Staff Haircut

2700 Staff Haircut
2700 Staff Haircut. Japanese company orders 2,700 staff to get the same haircut
A Japanese company is taking the national campaign to reduce power consumption to extremes by prescribing an energy-saving haircut for all its staff.

Construction firm Maeda Corp. has requested that its 2,700 staff adopt identical hairstyles - the men a short back-and-sides but slightly longer on top and the women a "cute" bob with a longer fringe that can be swept to one side.

Jim Carey Emma Stone

Jim Carey Emma Stone
Jim Carey Emma Stone. Jim Carrey Records Creepy Video Love Letter to Emma Stone. We'll give Jim Carrey the benefit of the doubt and assume this video love letter to Emma Stone he posted on his official website is the result of an idea for a joke taken too far, but, no matter what his intentions were in filming it, it's pretty creepy.

Carrey, his face extremely close to the camera, tells 22-year-old Stone: "If I were a lot younger, I would marry you, and we would have chubby little freckle-faced kids. We'd laugh all day long and go camping and play Yahtzee and tell ghost stories by the fire."

Aug 26, 2011

Hurricane Hunter

Hurricane Hunter
Hurricane Hunter. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes--since 1944.

What is a Storm Surge

What is a Storm Surge
What is a Storm Surge. A storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically tropical cyclones and strong extratropical cyclones. Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean's surface. The wind causes the water to pile up higher than the ordinary sea level. Low pressure at the center of a weather system also has a small secondary effect, as can the bathymetry of the body of water. It is this combined effect of low pressure and persistent wind over a shallow water body which is the most common cause of storm surge flooding problems. The term "storm surge" in casual (non-scientific) use is storm tide; that is, it refers to the rise of water associated with the storm, plus tide, wave run-up, and freshwater flooding. When referencing storm surge height, it is important to clarify the usage, as well as the reference point. National Hurricane Center tropical cyclone reports reference storm surge as water height above predicted astronomical tide level, and storm tide as water height above NGVD-29. Most casualties during a tropical cyclone occur during the storm surge.

Aug 25, 2011

Lightning CN Tower

Lightning CN Tower

Lightning CN Tower. A great camera shot where hundred of shots where taken by the photographer during the storm in Toronto.

Swimming Raccoon Invasion

Swimming Raccoon Invasion


Swimming Raccoon Invasion. Sweden fears swimming raccoon invasion. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Swedish game wardens say they are worried an explosion of the raccoon population in neighboring Denmark may lead to a swimming invasion by the animals.

Steve Wozniak On Steve Jobs Resignation

Steve Wozniak On Steve Jobs Resignation
Steve Wozniak On Steve Jobs Resignation. Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, Cook becomes CEO. Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a stunning move that ended his 14-year reign at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.

Apple shares dived as much as 7 percent in after-hours trade after the pancreatic cancer survivor and industry icon, who has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since January 17, announced he will be replaced by COO and longtime heir apparent Tim Cook.

Condoleezza Rice Photos Gadhafi

Condoleezza Rice Photos Gadhafi
Condoleezza Rice Photos Gadhafi. Found at Gadhafi compound: Condoleezza Rice photos. Libyan rebels who took control of Moammar Gadhafi's sprawling compound made a surprising discovery in one of the buildings: a photo album with pictures of Condoleezza Rice.

Though maybe the discovery isn't that surprising. Over the years, the Libyan leader's comments and actions related to the former secretary of state have raised a few eyebrows.

Tiny Sculptures in Tiny Bottles


Tiny Sculptures in Tiny Bottles. Japanese artist Akinobu Izumi creates miniature paper sculptures and places them into miniature bottles. Each bottle is only 22 mm ( 0.9 inch ) long and 13 mm (0.5 inch) high.

Celebs who died young

Celebs who died young
 
Celebs who died young. Stars who died young. On the 10-year anniversary of R&B star Aaliyah's untimely and tragic death, we take a look back at other stars whose lives were taken too soon.Aaliyah death.

Aug 24, 2011

Intruders Found In Funeral Home Caskets

Intruders Found In Funeral Home Caskets
Intruders Found In Funeral Home Caskets. 2 intruders found sleeping in funeral home caskets. Police in Tennessee were called to a funeral home where workers found two intruders sleeping inside caskets.

The employees at Weaver's Funeral Home in Bristol called police around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday after finding two men asleep in caskets. The men fled through a window after police were alerted, the Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/pllnJx).

Nancy Reagan Falls

Nancy Reagan Falls
Nancy Reagan Falls. Nancy Reagan falls and is caught by Marco Rubio. Nancy Reagan, 90, and Marco Rubio were walking down the aisle Tuesday during an event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California when Reagan fell, only to be caught by the Republican senator from Florida.

Rick Hansen Relay

Rick Hansen Relay
Rick Hansen Relay. Rick Hansen set to start cross-Canada relay near St. John's. A wheelchair athlete – well known for his "Man in Motion" campaign to help people with spinal cord injuries – is heading to Cape Spear, N.L., to begin a cross-Canada relay to mark the 25th anniversary of his journey around the world in a wheelchair.

Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy Settings

Facebook Privacy Settings. Facebook changes privacy options. Facebook has announced a major revamp of how users control their privacy on the site.

Among the changes, items posted online will each have their own sharing settings determining who can see them.

It is the latest in a long line of attempts by Facebook to streamline how members manage their personal information.

85-Year-Old Duchess Of Alba Marries Again


85-Year-Old Duchess Of Alba Marries Again. One of the richest women in Spain, 85-year-old Duchess of Alba has officially announced that in early October, will marry Alfonso sharp, a civil servant for 24 years her junior. The ceremony will take place in the narrow family circle.

Hurricane irene track live

Hurricane irene track live
Hurricane irene track live. A strengthening Hurricane Irene churned on a northwest track toward the Southeast United States Tuesday, threatening the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas with battering winds and rain and dangerous surf. While the U.S. National Hurricane Center’s five-day forecast now sees a possible landfall in North Carolina this weekend, forecasters have been cautioning that such projections can have a margin of error of as much as 250 miles.

Aug 22, 2011

Nancy Stallman Bank Manager

Nancy Stallman Bank Manager
A suburban bank manager is accused of stealing money from banks where she worked.

The alleged thefts took place at Harris Bank branches in Oswego and Plano.

Fifty-two-year-old Nancy Stallman, of Yorkville, faces federal charges of bank theft.

Stallman is accused of stealing more than $113,000 in deposits over a three-year period.

Source:abclocal

Ryan Gosling Street Fight

Ryan Gosling Street Fight

Ryan Gosling Street Fight. guys fight over painting and rayn saves the day..... and yes i stood there why would i jump in when two men are fighting??? im a women .. why would i risk getting hit in the face?? really wtf!!!

Vacation To Afghanistan

Vacation To Afghanistan
Vacation To Afghanistan. How about a vacation to Afghanistan? Just as President Obama laid out plans for troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Canadian tour operator Bestway Tours & Safaris introduced a program to bring travelers to the war-torn country, starting this fall.

Jack Layton final letter

Jack Layton final letter
Jack Layton final letter. Dear Friends,

Tens of thousands of Canadians have written to me in recent weeks to wish me well. I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughtful, inspiring and often beautiful notes, cards and gifts. Your spirit and love have lit up my home, my spirit, and my determination.

Funny photos crashed your eyes


Funny photos crashed your eyes. Interesting and funny photos who crashed your eyes.

Celebrity breakups

 Celebrity breakups
Celebrity breakups. As the rumor mill churns with reports that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending their marriage, we take a look at famous couples who have called it quits recently and ask:

Man Bathes With Rattlesnakes

Man Bathes With RattlesnakesMan Bathes With Rattlesnakes. Another day, another bizarre world record for Jackie Bibby, the “Texas Snake Man.” Bibby spent about 45 minutes in a see-through bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes Monday, fully clothed, shattering his own record by 12 snakes just in time for Guinness World Records Day, which is Thursday. A Guinness official certified the record.The snakes crawled under his arms, between his legs and anywhere else they could slither, Bibby said. None bit him.

Viral videos august 2011

Viral videos august 2011
Viral videos august 2011. Looking for some new water-cooler topics? Look no further than this month's viral videos. From crazy animal antics to daredevil feats, they've got it all. Scroll through to see what the online world is buzzing about.

Aug 21, 2011

Anne Hathaway Glee

Anne Hathaway Glee
Anne Hathaway Glee. Anne Hathaway still wants to be on 'Glee' Anne Hathaway has never been quiet about her desire to be on the hit Fox show Glee, and she's still voicing that hope. Could it happen in the upcoming third season, or is she going to have to keep holding out for the guest spot?