Sep 30, 2011

50/50 movie review

50/50 movie review
50/50 movie review. Thus, the serio-comic “I’m With Cancer” was renamed “50/50.” Those are our hero’s odds of surviving the malignancy that he’s just found on his back. As Adam, Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes the news the way most human beings would — like a punch to the gut. No hysteria, no wild weeping. Just shock.

It’s his friends, his mom and the therapist that the hospital puts him in touch with who can’t figure out how to react.

Canadian Arctic nearly loses entire ice shelf

Canadian Arctic nearly loses entire ice shelf
Canadian Arctic nearly loses entire ice shelf. Two ice shelves that existed before Canada was settled by Europeans diminished significantly this summer, one nearly disappearing altogether, Canadian scientists say in new research.

The loss is important as a marker of global warming, returning the Canadian Arctic to conditions that date back thousands of years, scientists say. Floating icebergs that have broken free as a result pose a risk to offshore oil facilities and potentially to shipping lanes. The breaking apart of the ice shelves also reduces the environment that supports microbial life and changes the look of Canada's coastline.

PETA's shark attack ad sparks controversy

PETA's shark attack ad sparks controversy. PETA 'Payback Is Hell' ad aimed at Florida shark attack victim causing feeding frenzy of outrage. Enjoy looking at PETA ads that show lots of skin from sexy celebs?

Here's one that shows some flesh - just not in the way you would think.

A planned advertisement from the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that implies a shark-attack victim deserved his injuries has had the effect of chum in the water for the group's critics.

Brazil wants to ban Gisele's lingerie ad

Brazil wants to ban Gisele's lingerie ad
Brazil wants to ban Gisele's lingerie ad. Brazil urges ban on Gisele Bundchen TV lingerie ad. Brazil's ministry for women has called for a TV advertisement featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen in her underwear to be suspended.

The ministry has asked the advertising authorities to ban the lingerie ad, which it says "reinforces the erroneous stereotyping of women as sex objects".

In the ad, a scantily-clad Ms Bundchen distracts her husband while telling him bad news, such as damaging the car.

Rosie O'Donnell taps Russell Brand for new show

Rosie O'Donnell taps Russell Brand for new show
Rosie O'Donnell taps Russell Brand for new show. Rosie O'Donnell Taps Russell Brand as First Guest. British funnyman Russell Brand will be the first guest to stop by Rosie O'Donnell's new talk show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, the cable channel announced Thursday.

O'Donnell is "fascinated" by Brand, according to a statement, and the talk show host will interview the comedian on her cable debut on Monday, October 10 at 7pm ET.

Winfrey's cable venture has been lagging in the ratings since it launched in January and the media mogul is reportedly counting on O'Donnell to save the sinking ship.

Radio Win A Baby

Radio Win A Baby
Radio Win A Baby. Radio station offers 'Win a Baby' contest. A Canadian radio station is running a "Win a Baby" contest, with the winner getting three free in vitro fertilization treatments.

The prize offered by CIHT-FM, a hip hop radio station that goes by the moniker Hot 89.9, is worth at least $35,000, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday.

Saggy pants ban 4000

 Saggy pants ban 4000
Saggy pants ban 4000. Ga. Albany gets nearly $4,000 from sagging pants ban. ALBANY, Ga. — Officials in Albany, Ga., say the city's ban on saggy pants has generated nearly $4,000 in fines in less than a year. City Attorney Nathan Davis says 187 citations have been issued and $3,916 in fines collected since the ordinance went into effect Nov. 23, according to the Albany Herald (http://bit.ly/p5MA6J).

Officials say the ordinance bans anyone from wearing pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments. First-time offenders face a $25 fine. On further offenses, the fine can rise to $200.

The ordinance also allows 40 hours of community service to be completed in lieu of fines.

Albany is about 170 miles south of Atlanta.

Source:ajc

Sep 29, 2011

Cops say murder suspect sent emails pretending to be victim

Cops say murder suspect sent emails pretending to be victim
Cops say murder suspect sent emails pretending to be victim, Something seemed strange about the emails Christopher Ryan Smith was sending while on vacation in Africa last year. The 32-year-old adventurer's chatty tone was muted and responses were uncharacteristically terse."The emails were short and sweet," said Jim Amormino, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman. "They were just too generic."
The reason Smith didn't seem like himself is because it wasn't him. Authorities say Smith never went to Africa at all, but had been murdered in his Southern California office by his business partner Edward Younghoon Shin, who hijacked Smith's email account and pretended he'd gone overseas.

In Holland Marathon on TV viewing


In Holland Marathon on TV viewing. Today at 7-00 in Amsterdam, one of the local TV stations ran an unusual contest that will take three days. This is an attempt to set a new world record for the longest duration of viewing TV without interruption. The contest will be broadcast live on until Sunday, but who would be interested for hours to watch for other people, pyalyaschimisya in television, it is not clear. According to organizers, the current record is 86 hours, 6 minutes and 41 seconds.

Rosh Hashanah Meaning

Rosh Hashanah Meaning. Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה‎), (literally "head of the year"), is the Jewish New Year. The first of the High Holy days or Yamim Noraim ("Days of Awe"), Rosh Hashanah is observed and celebrated on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar [1] (nine and eight days before Yom Kippur). It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru'ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]).[2]

Pilot Heather Penney

Pilot Heather Penney
Pilot Heather Penney, "I genuinely believed that was going to be the last time I took off." The then-rookie F-16 pilot flew one of the two planes on Sept. 11, 2001, that was ready to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93. united airlines flight 93, heather penney jets scrambled, heather penney father could have been pilot, flight 93 memorial,

Murder suspect claims supernatural powers

Murder suspect claims supernatural powers
Murder suspect claims supernatural powers, A Florida teenager is behind bars as an accessory to the brutal murder of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot. But that may not be the most shocking part of the crime - Stephanie Pistey says she believes she's part vampire and part werewolf.
Florida police say that, in July, Pistey's friends lured Hendershot to a house, killed him, and then left his body in a storm drain. Police had originally said Hendershot's was murdered because Pistey had accused the 16-year-old of raping her, according to CBS affiliate WTSP. suspect vampire werewolf, 

Sep 28, 2011

Worst Resume Mistakes

Worst Resume Mistakes
Worst Resume Mistakes. A mistake in your resume can knock you out of consideration for an interview. Sometimes, though, the worst resume mistakes weren't supposed to be mistakes, they were written on purpose.

Sep 27, 2011

Flying pig used to recreate Pink Floyd Animals cover
Flying pig used to recreate Pink Floyd Animals cover. An inflatable pig was used to create a real-life replica of the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals yesterday.

To mark the re-issue of the band's 14 studio albums, the pig was flown over Battersea Power Station in a recreation of the iconic sleeve designed by songwriter Roger Waters with Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell.

Staines residents to be consulted over 'Staines-on-Thames' name change

Staines residents to be consulted over 'Staines-on-Thames' name change
Staines residents to be consulted over 'Staines-on-Thames' name change. Residents in the Surrey town of Staines are to be consulted on whether it should be given a new name.

Spelthorne Borough Council intends to ask locals whether the town should be renamed 'Staines-upon-Thames' to promote a more positive image.

The consultation will launch this Saturday (October 1) and runs until October 31.

Dead woman breathes again

Dead woman breathes again
Dead woman breathes again . Dead Woman Wrapped In Morgue’s Plastic Bag Breathes Again. RIP Rosa Celestrino de Assis. That; her in teh mkogue. That’s her in the palstic body bag. That’s her being cuddled by her daughter, Rosangela Celestrino, who tells us:

Prisoners in Wales petition for extra Sky Sports

Prisoners in Wales petition for extra Sky Sports
Prisoners in Wales petition for extra Sky Sports. Prisoners in South Wales have filed a complaint over the fact that they do not have access to Sky Sports 2 and 3.

Convicts at HMP Parc in Bridgend are currently allowed Sky Sports 1 as a reward for good behaviour, reports The Daily Telegraph.

One officer said: "They can spend all day watching Sky Sports 1.

£155m treasure trove discovered on shipwreck

£155m treasure trove discovered on shipwreck

£155m treasure trove discovered on shipwreck. Found, 1941 treasure ship sunk by U-boat ...with its £155m of silver three miles below the waves

The wreckage of a British cargo ship believed to be carrying up to 240 tons of silver has been discovered in the North Atlantic – 70 years after it was sunk during the Second World War.
SS Gairsoppa was steaming home from India in 1941 while in the service of the Ministry of War Transport when she was torpedoed by a Nazi U-boat.

Hell's Angels Boss Killed

Hell's Angels Boss Killed
Hell's Angels Boss Killed. Hells Angel Boss Dead in Nevada Casino Shootout. The city canceled its part in an annual multi-city motorcycle festival on Saturday and neighboring Reno increased police patrol amid fears of retaliation over the shooting death of a prominent Hells Angels boss by a rival gang.

Facebook fees

Facebook fees
Facebook fees. Facebook membership fee rumors just a hoax. If you were on Facebook at all this weekend, someone you know probably posted as his or her status update a dire warning that the social networking giant was soon going to start charging its users for the privilege.

Antoine Dodson arrested

Antoine Dodson arrested
Antoine Dodson arrested. Antoine Dodson of 'Bed Intruder' Fame Arrested Again After Traffic Stop. You don't have to come and confess, Antoine Dodson -- but you should take care of an old warrant.

The internet sensation was arrested on Saturday after police pulled him over and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court over an April 23 arrest for second-degree marijuana possession.

Doritos creator dies

Doritos creator dies
Doritos creator dies. Goodbye Mr Chips: Doritos creator dies at 97... and his family wants to sprinkle them over his body before he is buried. The family of the man who created Doritos are to bury dozens of the chips next to his ashes, they have revealed.

Relatives of Arch West said that they would scatter Doritos in the grave before placing the urn containing his remains inside and covering it over with dirt.

Sep 26, 2011

Embarrassing moments caught on tape

Embarrassing moments caught on tape
Embarrassing moments caught on tape, When Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were brutally mocked last week by two Philadelphia news anchors, they took it with good grace. The Philly newscasters aren't the only ones who've had unfiltered moments recorded. Let's look at some actors, musicians and politicians who've been caught on tape.

Sep 25, 2011

Star wars change enrages fans

Star wars change enrages fans
Star wars change enrages fans. George Lucas is messing around with “Return of the Jedi,” and fans are not happy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director has added audio to one Darth Vader scene for the movie’s September Blu-ray release.

In the climatic scene where Darth Vader tosses the evil Emperor Palpatine to his death, Lucas now has him shout “No!” where before, Vader was silent.

Facebook's awkward 'unfriended' feature

Facebook's awkward 'unfriended' feature
Facebook's awkward 'unfriended' feature, Facebook has become the best platform where friends meet to share photos, news and gossip, but when relationships sour, another phenomenon often occurs - unfriending.

And now, in a first-of-its -kind comprehensive, a University of Colorado Denver Business School student has revealed the top reasons for Facebook unfriending, who is unfriended and how they react to being unfriended.

Famous women firsts

Famous women firsts
Famous women firsts, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in 30 years ago on Sept. 25 as the first female justice on the Supreme Court. History is full of pioneering women who fought for the right to use their talent and intellect in male-dominated fields. Today we look back at other famous women's firsts.

Sep 24, 2011

Spontaneous combustion kills man?

Spontaneous combustion kills man?

Spontaneous combustion kills man? OAP dies of 'spontaneous human combustion' in his sitting room

* Coroner records first ever case in Ireland
* Only scorch marks on ceiling and floor where he was standing
* Mysterious death mirrored Krook's in Bleak House


A baffled coroner has ruled that a man who burned to death in his home died as a result of spontaneous human combustion.

Sep 23, 2011

Wanda Sykes Cancer

Wanda Sykes Cancer

Wanda Sykes Cancer. Comedienne Wanda Sykes has opened up for the first time about her secret breast cancer battle.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star revealed all about her health crisis in a taped interview with pal Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on her daytime talk show on Monday.

Sykes told the host she underwent a double mastectomy after the cancer was detected during breast reduction surgery in February.

Toni Braxton $50 million

Toni Braxton $50 million
Toni Braxton $50 million. R&B star Toni Braxton is in financial ruin again, and may owe up to $50 million in backbreaking debt from creditors across the country. The 43-year-old six-time Grammy winner filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in California and could owe $10 to $50 million, TMZ reports.

While Braxton claims in the report she's worth $1 to $10 million, she's in debt to large creditors like Wells Fargo Bank and The Four Seasons Hotels, while also owing large amounts of money to DMVs in California and Nevada.

Scottie Pippen $120 million

Scottie Pippen $120 million
Scottie Pippen $120 million. Some people really need financial advisors more than anything else. Scottie Pippen is one of many athletes that have sqaundered huge fortunes because of bad decision making. Peep game…

Almost 80 percent of National Football League players are flirting with bankruptcy two years after they retire, according to Sports Illustrated. NBA players aren’t faring much better. 60 percent of former National Basketball Association players end up broke within five years of retirement. Athletes squander millions of dollars due to bad decisions, lavish spending and poor financial planning. Here is a list of athletes that have lost their fortunes through some of the biggest financial blunders of all time.

Mike Tyson bathtub

Mike Tyson bathtub
Mike Tyson bathtub, Mike tyson $2 million bathtub, The king of them all is boxer Mike Tyson. He famously squandered a $350 to $400 million fortune. So what did "Iron" Mike spend his fortune on? Everything. He dropped half a million dollars on a 420-horsepower Bentley Continental SC with lambswool rugs, a phone and a removable glass roof. It is one of only 73 Bentley Continental SC's ever built. And that's not even the only Bentley that Tyson owned!

Scottie Pippen Gulfstream II

scottie pippen Gulfstream II
Scottie Pippen Gulfstream II, Scottie Pippen left the courthouse in tears with wife Larsa Pippen after a Cook County jury awarded him a $2 million verdict in a legal malpractice case. "I don't want to really say anything, I'm just exhausted and tired," the former Chicago Bulls star told the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday.Pippen, who has reportedly lost $120 million in career earnings since his retirement in 2004, sued two attorneys at the Chicago law firm Pedersen & Houpt for a total of $8.2 million. Pippen alleged the attorneys failed to closely monitor his 2002 purchase of a jet, which was grounded only months after he bought it, for upgrades and refurbishing the interior.

Teresa Giudice $3,333 episode

Teresa Giudice $3,333 episode, An insider suggested to popeater.com that Teresa Giudice is feeling the effects and stress of her newfound “Housewives” fame. According to the insider, Teresa Giudice is tired of all of the media attention surrounding her finances, bankruptcy and the humiliation it is causing her and her family. This is what the insider told.

Celebs who went broke


Celebs who went broke
Chris McAlister
Celebs who went broke, Former Baltimore Ravens player Chris McAlister claims he has to live with his parents despite signing a multimillion-dollar contract in 2004. Of course, he’s not the first famous person to end up broke. Read through our slide show to see who else lost it all. chris mcalister $55 million, 

Heidi Fleiss $10,000 night

Heidi Fleiss $10,000 night
Heidi Fleiss $10,000 night, Well there's already eco-porn, and green keeps getting hotter and hotter, so it's not too surprising that someone would try to open an eco-brothel. That someone is none other than infamous celebrity madam Heidi Fleiss.
The raven-haired, 80-pound ex-con plans to open the stud-farm and -- get this -- spa on land she owns near dusty Pahrump, Nevada. The facility will reportedly boast wind turbines, and the feisty proprietor is looking into non-toxic, green building materials and techniques, to make sure no one gets a chemical headache while getting boffed.

Independence Day $817 million


Independence Day $817 million
Independence Day $817 million, Disaster film director, Roland Emmerich, may have been busy recently making his latest tale of destruction, 2012, but that doesn’t stop him from thinking ahead (or backwards, depending on how you look at it). A sequel to his mammoth, $800 million worldwide success that was 1996′s Independence Day (or “ID4″) has apparently been in the cards for ages now. Back in 2004, an outline script was even written by screenwriter Dean Devlin and Emmerich – but, for whatever reason, “in the end it didn’t work out.”Last year, our friend Robert Sanchez over at IESB.net spoke to 20th Century Fox CEO, Tom Rothman, about Independence Day 2‘s status and effectively he said it was all down to Emmerich, and that the story, “can and should continue.” And today, thanks to the guys over at Latino Review, we have a new update on a possible ID4 sequel straight from Emmerich himself.

Runaway scandals Famous Hoaxes


Bonnie Sweeten
Runaway scandals Famous Hoaxes, The fake kidnapping case of "Hoax mom" Bonnie Sweeten will continue in November, when she is scheduled to be sentenced. Turns out cases like hers aren't uncommon. We look back at some of the infamous cases. bonnie sweeten,
The 'kidnapping' details: She took her daughter, drained bank accounts and placed a 911 call claiming she had been kidnapped by two black men. bonnie sweeten kidnapped blames black men, 
The consequences: She was found with her daughter at a famous vacation destination and later claimed she was completely caught off guard with her husband's actions. What did he do? bonnie sweeten divorce husband, bonnie sweeten disney world,

Mike Tyson $300 million


Mike Tyson $300 million
 
Mike Tyson $300 million, Who is this famous boxer who one the title in the WBC, WBA and IBF? Mike Tyson was once the most famous and successful boxer in the world. Mike was the youngest man ever to win a world heavyweight title at just 20 years old. but his life was not allways easy.This Mike Tyson biography shows the becoming of the fighting machine Mike Tyson until the downfall of his carreer and personal life. In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, for which he served three years in prison. Tyson declared bankruptcy in 2003, despite receiving over US$30 million for several of his fights and $300 million during his career. Mike Tyson retired from competitive boxing in 2005 after two consecutive knockout losses to Danny Williams and Kevin McBride.

Mike Tyson bathtub

Mike Tyson bathtub
Mike Tyson bathtub, Mike tyson $2 million bathtub, The king of them all is boxer Mike Tyson. He famously squandered a $350 to $400 million fortune. So what did "Iron" Mike spend his fortune on? Everything. He dropped half a million dollars on a 420-horsepower Bentley Continental SC with lambswool rugs, a phone and a removable glass roof. It is one of only 73 Bentley Continental SC's ever built. And that's not even the only Bentley that Tyson owned!

Sep 22, 2011

Match abandoned in Uruguay after linesman is hit with a roll of paper


Match abandoned in Uruguay after linesman is hit with a roll of paper, Linesman Hit On The Head By Roll Of Paper During Nacional vs Universidad de Chile Copa Sudamericana Match.

Italian parents fight to evict 41-year-old son

Italian parents fight to evict 41-year-old son, My mother is pang from highlight as well as had to be hospitalized," pronounced a father. If he does not leave, a relatives can request for a “protective order” opposite a son, who is reported to have an assertive streak. He unequivocally has no goal of leaving. The son "has a great pursuit though still lives during home.

Man dies after dumpling-eating win.

Man dies after dumpling-eating win. Man wins dumpling eating contest, then dies. A 77-year-old Ukrainian man won a jar full of sour cream for coming first in a dumpling eating contest and then promptly died, local media reported on Wednesday.

Ivan Mendel ate 10 dumplings in half a minute to win first place and a one-liter jar of sour cream in the contest held in the town of Tokmak in the southeastern Zaporizhya region on September 18, Fakty I Kommentarii newspaper said.

Sep 21, 2011

Escaped pet birds teach wild birds English

Escaped pet birds teach wild birds English
Escaped pet birds teach wild birds English. Escaped Pet Birds Are Teaching Wild Birds to Speak English across Australia writes treehugger. Across parts of Australia, reports have been pouring in of strange voices chattering high in the treetops -- mysterious, non-sensical conversations in English. But while this phenomenon is certainly quite odd, its explanation isn't paranormal. It turns out that escaped pet birds, namely parrots and cockatoos, have begun teaching their wild bird counterparts a bit of the language they picked up from their time in captivity -- and, according to witnesses, that includes more than a few expletives.

Jade Ewen denies Sugababes rumours

Jade Ewen denies Sugababes rumours
Jade Ewen denies Sugababes rumours. Jade Ewen denies Sugababes exit rumours. Jade Ewen has denied rumours that she has quit the Sugababes.

Speculation about the singer's future in the lineup began on Twitter last night, with Ewen being tipped to leave two years to the day it was announced that she had joined the group.

However, Ewen took to Twitter to quash the claims this morning, reassuring fans that she is working on the Sugababes' eighth album with bandmates Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah.

Sep 20, 2011

Baby deaths spark antidepressant fears msn

Baby deaths spark antidepressant fears msn
Baby deaths spark antidepressant fears msn. Baby deaths spark fears over antidepressants
Deaths unexplained; Effexor cited as possible contributor, risk factor.
Two B.C. families whose infants died inexplicably are sounding the alarm about mothers taking antidepressants while pregnant.

Both mothers took Effexor, which Health Canada has warned can have adverse effects on babies.

“I took the pills. I didn’t question. I trusted my doctor,” said Christiane Shultz, whose son Matthew died shortly after his birth in Kamloops in 2009.

Ashton Kutcher debuts on Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher debuts on Two and a Half Men
Ashton Kutcher debuts on Two and a Half Men. CBS' goodbye to Charlie Sheen is a fictional death sentence by being hit by a subway train.

Said Rose, his obsessed neighbor on "Two and a Half Men," Sheen's character Charlie Harper's "body just exploded like a balloon full of meat."

Anderson Cooper Carter Vanderbilt Cooper

Anderson Cooper Carter Vanderbilt Cooper
Anderson Cooper Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Anderson Cooper is an open book when it comes to voicing his opinions about others, but the TV talk show host and CNN correspondent has always remained quiet about his personal life – until now.

Lester Holt to replace Ann Curry

Lester Holt to replace Ann Curry, Lester Holt has been named the new anchor of Dateline NBC, the network announced Monday.

Men caught with hundreds of baby alligators

Men caught with hundreds of baby alligators, Robert “Bo” Martin Duval and Christopher Cork Scroggins stole 260 baby alligators in Orlando, Florida.

New Heinz ketchup packets

New Heinz ketchup packets, A much larger Heinz ketchup packet is starting to show up in restaurants across the country. The container, shaped like a traditional Heinz bottle with a peel-back lid, holds three times more ketchup than the previous H. J. Heinz Co. squeeze packets.

Newborn dinosaur found

Newborn dinosaur found, An illustration of the baby dinosaur recently found in Maryland. Click to enlarge this image. LadyofHats.

Bill Clinton turned down ‘DWTS’?

Bill Clinton turned down ‘DWTS’? Bill Clinton Turned Down ‘Dancing with the Stars’ but Thinks It’s a ‘Hoot’. “It never hurts to ask” is apparently a motto of the people behind “Dancing with the Stars.”

Halle Berry puts vacation home up for sale

Halle Berry puts vacation home up for sale, Actress Halle Berry is asking $1.9 million for her three-bedroom vacation home outside Montreal.

'Gears of War 3' released

'Gears of War 3' released, Guy Welch, Microsoft senior product manager, predicts that more than 4 million people will be playing "Gears of War 3" by the end of this week, where 75 percent will partake in cooperative and multiplayer modes on Xbox LIVE.

Milian to sue over gum in salad?

Milian to sue over gum in salad? Christina Milian got a little something extra at an L.A. restaurant last week ... after she took a bite of her Kobe beef salad ... and allegedly got a mouthful of ABC gum.