Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brad Pitt narrates Super Bowl film

Hollywood star Brad Pitt will lend his voice to a documentary on the recent Super Bowl win by the New Orleans football team.

The New Orleans Saints emerged victorious in the play-off final against the Indianapolis Colts in February this year and football officials will document the team's road to success in a new film titled 'America's Game: 2009 New Orleans Saints', USA Today reported.

The 46-year-old actor is a fervent supporter of New Orleans since the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, founding a charity to help build houses for displaced families - and now he's stepped in to narrate the documentary.

The film will air in America on September 8, the day before the Saints begin their defence of the title.

Previous National Football League (NFL) documentaries about Super Bowl winners have been voiced by stars including Alec Baldwin, Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Aamir-Sallu’s dinner in Delhi

Aamir Khan's schedule of special screenings for " Peepli Live", it seems, isn't over yet. On Sunday, the actor flew to Delhi, and attended the screening of the movie for PM Manmohan Singh at his residence. Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur, his family members and some close friends also watched the film with them.

Director Anusha Rizvi, distributor Ronnie Screwvala and actors Raghubir Yadav and Omkar Das Manikpuri too were reportedly present there to be part of the experience.

An official from the PMO was reported as saying, "Dr Singh watched the film with interest." Aamir, who had met the Khan brothers – Salman and Arbaaz – at the Mumbai airport earlier in the day, joined the family and some other actors from the industry for an "intimate dinner" later in the night, said a source. The Khans – Aamir, Salman, Arbaaz and wife Malaika Arora Khan, Sohail were also joined by Sonakshi, the lead opposite Salman in his next "Dabangg". The entire family was in town for a philanthropic event, while also promoting their movie and meeting fans at a mall in Vasant Kunj.

From Delhi's fash frat, Manav Gangwani and Ayesha Thapar too joined the actors, the source said, adding, "They'd perhaps come together from the fashion week being held in the vicinity that night." Even Mugdha Godse and Harman Baweja, who were in town for an event for special kids held yesterday, had landed in the city and joined the mini-Mumbaikars' dinner party.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Barclays Golf 2010 Results: Tiger Woods Storms Out of the Gate in First Round

Tiger Woods is leading the 2010 Barclays with a sterling first round round today.

Maybe having his divorce finalized has cleared his mind because he put together one of his better rounds and is in the clubhouse with an early lead.

The word is that he missed only one fairway and two greens in a round of 6-under 65.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alaska election results: Upset in the making for Sen. Lisa Murkowski?

In Alaska election results, Sen. Lisa Murkowski's GOP primary race with 'tea party' insurgent Joe Miller is too close to call. Elsewhere, Arizona's Sen. John McCain (R) is in, and establishment candidate Bill McCollum (R) is out in Florida.

In Alaska, they’re going into overtime! The Republican US Senate primary race between incumbent Lisa Murkowski and "tea party" favorite Joe Miller remains too close to call following Tuesday’s primary election.

It may be days before state election officials decide the race. As of Wednesday morning, Mr. Miller – an attorney who matched his endorsement from Sarah Palin against Senator Murkowski’s name recognition and advantage in campaign cash – held a narrow 51 to 49 percent lead. But absentee ballots could close that gap, and those won’t be fully counted until early September.

Overall, insurgent candidates had an up-and-down day on Tuesday. In addition to the Alaska vote, Florida voters in their GOP gubernatorial primary picked a first-time candidate over the Republican establishment choice.

That neophyte, former health-care executive Rick Scott, had been dogged by questions about some of his business dealings. But he pumped more than $30 million of his own money into the race and prevailed over Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, a veteran of state politics who may have seemed a bit worn around the edges to Florida voters.

But the status quo ruled in Arizona, where Sen. John McCain won easily over his fellow GOP rival J.D. Hayworth. Early in the election cycle, Senator McCain appeared vulnerable to Mr. Hayworth’s primary challenge from the right. But McCain hasn’t survived in national politics so long by dithering. He brought in Ms. Palin to campaign for him, in essence saying, “Who’s the real maverick in this race, cowboy?," and in the end cruised to victory.

Of course, the $21 million McCain spent, largely on television ads, did not hurt.

The establishment choice also prevailed in Florida’s closely watched Democratic Senate primary. Rep. Kendrick Meek easily handled insurgent Jeff Greene, a wealthy investor whose yacht and alleged party lifestyle apparently did not sit well with Florida voters.

The Meek victory sets up what promises to be a must-watch general election, as he will face off against the winner of the GOP primary, tea party-backed Marco Rubio, and Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent. Governor Crist bolted the Republican Party earlier this year after it became clear he could well lose the primary to Mr. Rubio.

If Murkowski ends up losing in Alaska, she would be the third incumbent senator to fall in this year’s primary season. The other two were Sen. Robert Bennett (R) of Utah and Sen. Arlen Specter (D) of Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lirr:Long Island Railroad fire knocks out all

Fire in the switch tower knocked out service on all but one line Long Island Rail Road, officials said.

Railway officials are now scrambling to come up with a plan for the evening peak, when about 100,000 daily LIRR riders will try to get home after work.

Only the Port Washington Branch currently operates.

The train stopped at the nearest station shortly before 11 am, according to a LIRR, who said no one was injured in a fire reported.

The damaged tower is located to the east of the center of Jamaica train in which 10 sectors converge before heading to Penn Station.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Steve Martin in Father of the Bride Part II

Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. The movie is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a re-make of the sequel to the original version, Father’s Little Dividend. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

In this sequel to the hit comedy “Father of the Bride” George Banks (Steve Martin) continues to fret even after his daughter’s wedding—this time because she’s pregnant and he’s about to become a grandfather. He experiences even more angst when his wife discovers she’s pregnant too. Comic confusion transpires as the beleaguered patriarch prepares for the two new additions to his family.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Two Films That Blew Bilderberg Wide Open

Fidel Castro’s spotlight on the Bilderberg clique is part of a global awakening to the new world order
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Friday, August 20, 2010
The Bilderberg Group is receiving fresh and timely attention after Cuban president Fidel Castro published an article warning of the fact that the globalist clique, “has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture,” prompting the term “Bilderberg” to shoot to the top of the Google Trends rankings.
This is part of a global awakening to the new world order in which millions of people around the globe are finally discovering where the true power lies and why the world is being driven headlong towards serfdom and dictatorship,
Castro quoted almost verbatim from Daniel Estulin’s 2006 book The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club in his regular newspaper column, sparking a fresh round of international media coverage some four months after the Bilderbergers last met in Spain, something the publicity-shunning gaggle of globalists were completely unprepared for.
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

OK! Magazine Offers Lindsay Lohan $1 Million For First Post-Jail Interview

Getting arrested and going to rehab maybe the best thing that ever happened to Lindsay Lohan..for more reasons that one. Hopefully, of course, the rehab will actually help her. But the big thing is her public humiliation may just save her financially. It’s no secret that Lilo was broke as hell before she went to jail, and even though she will be shooting two low budget films (Inferno and Machete) after she completes rehab, her real source of income over the next year will be from non film work.

According to reports, she has been offered $1 million for her first post-jail interview by OK! magazine. She is also set to collect a slew of appearance fees and paychecks for stories of her time inside.
The first interview could come sooner than expected as Lindsay is set for an early release from rehab, possibly later this week.

Just before her incarceration, Lindsay shot a series of Facebook greeting card messages and did several nearly-nude photo shoots. She also tweeted ads for money and did a paid milkshake shop appearance. Wow..she was busy as hell before she went to the pokey. It’s the Adderall that keeps her going, you know.

(Facebook ad picture below)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Salmonella Symptoms and Timeline – Facts You Need To Know After Egg Recall

A massive egg recall has been issued in the states of Colorado, California and Minnesota, due to the eggs being contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella symptoms are fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramping, according to WebMD. The symptoms will develop approximately 12 – 72 hours after you eat the contaminated eggs. Most people recover on their own without any help from a doctor, however you are still advised to seek medical help anyway, if nothing else so the outbreak can be documented properly. You can get severely dehydrated when you run a fever and have diarrhea, so watch out for that and get to a hospital if your fever gets too high or you start to feel like you’re going to pass out. Most people recover within four to seven days, although your bowel movements may not return fully to normal for another month or so.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Michael Douglas Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

This sounds scary. Michael Douglas’ spokesperson has confirmed that the actor has been diagnosed with throat cancer and will undergo eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy to treat the tumor.

Ugh. I hate the C word. It scares the hell out of me. It’s such a mean and random disease.

The good news is that his doctors expect him to make a full recovery. “I am very optimistic,” Douglas said in a statement.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sara Rue Weight Loss Picture: Sara Rue Loses 50 Pounds!

Looking great! Sara Rue’s weight loss picture shows an impressive 50 pounds lost!

Since signing on as a Jenny Craig spokesperson in December, Rue shed 50 pounds through the program, combined with exercise.

Sara Rue tells People.com: “I have such a better relationship with food than I’ve ever had in my life. I’ve learned how to control portions, I’ve learned how to eat healthfully.”

Rue’s workout routine includes 45-60 minutes of cardio 5 to 6 days a week on the treadmill; she’s also training for her first half marathon, People.com reports.

Sara Rue started small – “I spent the first few months of this program wearing my pedometer and getting in my 10,000 steps every day. When I started running I would run for one minute and walk for ten. Now I can run for two-and-a-half hours straight. That’s insane! I never would have thought six months ago that I would be able to run that much.”

Rue’s weight loss shrunk the actress from a size 14 down to a size 6. She plans to get married in the spring.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Swine flu (H1N1) pandemic is over, says WHO

Dr Margaret Chan, director general of WHO, said on Tuesday that the 2009 H1N1 virus had "largely run its course", 14 months after pandemic status was declared.

She said: "Globally, the levels and patterns of H1N1 transmission now being seen differ significantly from what was observed during the pandemic.

"Out-of-season outbreaks are no longer being reported in either the northern or southern hemisphere."

The virus, which turned out to be far less deadly than originally feared, was now "moving into the post-pandemic period", according to Dr Chan, but this did not mean it had gone away.

"Based on experience with past pandemics, we expect the H1N1 virus to take on the behaviour of a seasonal influenza virus and continue to circulate for some years to come," she said.

The immediate post-pandemic period was "unpredictable", she said, warning: "Continued vigilance is extremely important."

The first flu pandemic to be declared in four decades claimed 457 lives in Britain. At the height of the concern it was feared up to 65,000 could die in the UK.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lady Gaga kicks off Lollapalooza: on the scene

The Simpsons once made fun of Lollapalooza as “Woodstock, only with advertisements everywhere and tons of security guards.” That’s truer now than ever. The annual Chicago music festival, which started yesterday and runs through tomorrow evening, has ballooned in size to incorporate eight different (heavily-sponsored) stages, almost all of which are hosting simultaneous performances. Daunting though that may be for the casual music fan, the scope of the fest allows for an amazing variety of music, with dozens of bands playing each day.

On Friday, this rock festival was taken over by a pop singer. That’s right: Lady Gaga. Gaga’s exuberant concert in front of 80,000 fans was a condensed presentation of her Monster Ball, which continues its seemingly endless world tour. If her recent stint at New York City’s Madison Square Garden was marked by her affection for her hometown fans and a desire to put on a polished, professional show, Gaga’s Lollapalooza set hinted more at self-satisfaction at how far she’s come since she last played this crowd.
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