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Monday, January 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!

You may want to git down wit the git down, at this point.

For 104 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year's Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year.


4:00 p.m.

The Revelers

Revelers start arriving late in the afternoon on New Year's Eve. By approximately 4:00 p.m., the Bow Tie of Times Square (42nd to 47th Sts. between Broadway & 7th Ave.) is fully closed to traffic. Revelers are directed by the NYPD to gather in separate viewing sections. As one section fills up, the revelers are directed by police to the next viewing section. As the evening progresses, revelers continue to fill the Times Square neighborhood along Broadway and Seventh Avenue moving uptown from 43rd Street to as far as Central Park.

6:00 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies - Lighting and Raising the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

The celebration begins with Univision host Raúl de Molina assisted by the actress Angelica Vale lighting and raising the brand new New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square. Raúl and Angelica will be joined by representative of the Philips Lighting Company to flip the giant switch which lights the New Year’s Eve Ball and begins its ascent accompanied by special pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square.

6:05 p.m. to 6:17 p.m.

Musical Performance by Parachute

The Times Square New Year’s Celebration gets started with a musical performance by Parachute from the Nivea Countdown Stage at Duffy Island in Times Square between 46th and 47th Streets.

6:17 p.m. to 6:19 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Practice Kiss

Two revelers will be featured on the Nivea Kiss and Be Kissed Platform located on Fence Island between 45th and 46th Streets practicing their best midnight kiss…3..2..1.., Kiss like a billion people are watching!

6:58 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Hourly Countdown with Carson Daly

As we approach the New Year, Carson Daly will appear on the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”, read some of the confetti wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight, share his personal wish for the New Year and lead the revelers in counting down to the end of the hour.

7:10 p.m.

Times Square 2009 Hats, Balloons, Pom-Poms, Confetti Bags and Scarves

The Times Square Alliance sanitation crews clad in bright red uniforms begin to distribute tens of thousands of fun handouts to the Times Square revelers for cheering in the New Year. Nivea is providing festive blue New Year’s Eve hats and blue balloons tied with silver mylar ribbons along with useful Nivea Lip Care product to keep our lips looking and feeling beautiful for that unforgettable kiss at midnight. 3 Musketeers is providing pom-poms to cheer in the New Year, confetti bags, and their delicious chocolate mini- bars. Pepsi is providing New Year’s Eve scarves to keep the revelers warm and happy.

7:25 p.m. to 7:35 p.m.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly: Musical Performance by Ludacris

Ludacris performs “Stand Up” and “One More Drink” on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

7:45 p.m. to 7:47 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Special Anniversary Kiss

Two revelers will be featured on the Nivea Kiss and Be Kissed Platform for a special anniversary kiss…3..2..1.., Kiss like a billion people are watching!

7:58 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Hourly Countdown with Ryan Seacrest

As we approach the New Year, Ryan Seacrest will appear on the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”, read some of the confetti wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight, share his personal wish for the New Year and lead the revelers in counting down to the end of the hour.

8:45 p.m. to 8:47 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Welcome Home Kiss

Two revelers will be featured on the Nivea Kiss and Be Kissed Platform for a long overdue Welcome Home kiss…3..2..1.., Kiss like a billion people are watching!

8:58 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hourly Countdown with Surprise Guest

As we approach the New Year, a surprise guest will appear on the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers "Happy New Year", read some of the confetti wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight, share her personal wish for the New Year and lead the revelers in counting down to the end of the hour.

9:40 p.m. to 9:55 p.m.

Times Square Sing-Along Featuring the Liberty Bells

The USO’s Liberty Bells lead the annual Panasonic Sing-Along from the Nivea Countdown Stage. The Times Square revelers will join the Liberty Bells singing “America the Beautiful”, “Shout”, and “We Are Family”.

9:58 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hourly Countdown with Anderson Cooper

As we approach the New Year, Anderson Cooper will appear on the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”, read some of the confetti wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight, share his personal wish for the New Year and lead the revelers in counting down to the end of the hour.

10:12 p.m. to 10:18 p.m.

ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs a medley of her hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

10:47 p.m. to 10:54 p.m.

ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie performs a medley of his hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

10:58 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Hourly Countdown with Raúl de Molina

As we approach the New Year, Raul de Molina will appear on the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”, read some of the confetti wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight, share his personal wish for the New Year and lead the revelers in counting down to the end of the hour.

11:11 p.m. to 11:13 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Practice Kiss

Two revelers will be featured on the Nivea Kiss and Be Kissed Platform practicing their best midnight kiss…3..2..1.., Kiss like a billion people are watching!

11:42 p.m. to 11:48 p.m.

ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers perform a medley of their hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

11:55 p.m.

Pepsi Balloon Release

1,000 3-foot balloons featuring the words JOY, HOPE, and 2009 will gently drift down from setback roofs throughout Times Square onto the revelers below as they prepare to countdown the final seconds to the New Year. Pepsi is energizing the revelers by bringing back the big bouncing balloons that were last seen in 1999 as part of the 24-hour millennium celebration.

11:59 p.m.

The Sixty-Second Countdown

The Times Square 2009 Special Guest and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg push the Waterford crystal button that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball, and lead the final sixty-second countdown to the New Year at the Nivea Countdown Stage.

The New Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

The lighted Ball descends 70 feet in sixty seconds. The Ball is a geodesic sphere, twelve feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds. The Ball is covered with 2668 Waterford crystal triangles and lit by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs.

12:00 a.m. -- New Year's Day

2009 Sign

At the stroke of Midnight, the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball are turned off as the numerals of the New Year “2009” burst to life shining high above Times Square.

Times Square Confetti Release and Pyrotechnic Effects

The world-famous New Year's Eve confetti is released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of colorful confetti as revelers welcome the New Year accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects.

12:15 a.m. - End of Show

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dissing the Dog

My friend told me that I should post this because it reminds him of how he is forced to interact with me to get me to do anything.
(Naw muthafucker, Alpo ain't good enuf fo me. You right.)

Friday, December 12, 2008

How SNL Works

Backstage: Political Cold Open

Backstage: After the Show

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Amy & Fred Backstage SNL

Fred Armisen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

I can't wait to see this concept on late night. Fred should be on often. He is a comedic genious and he's cute.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Minnie Ripperton, we still miss you

Minnie Julia Riperton (November 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer and songwriter noted for her five-and-a-half octave vocal range, with her 1975 single "Lovin' You."

As a child, Riperton studied music, drama, and dance at Chicago's Lincoln Center. As a teen, Riperton sang lead vocals for the Chicago-based girl group the Gems. Her early affiliation with the legendary Chess record label afforded her the opportunity to sing backup for such acts as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Ramsey Lewis, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.

While with Chess, Riperton also sang for the experimental rock/soul group Rotary Connection from 1967 to 1971. In 1969 Riperton and the Rotary Connection played in the first Catholic Rock Mass at the Liturgical Conference National Convention, Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, WI. produced by James F. Colaianni. Riperton reached the apex of her short career with her number one single, "Lovin' You," in the spring of 1975. The single was the last release from her 1974 gold album "Perfect Angel."

In 1976, Riperton was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a radical mastectomy. In 1977 Riperton became the first black female to serve as spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and to receive the Society's Courage Award from President Jimmy Carter. On July 12, 1979, Riperton died from the cancer while in her husband's arms, listening to a recording of a song Stevie Wonder had written for her.
Courtesy of Wikipedia

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

First Photos of Nic Cage in Season of the Witch

As the Black Plague rages across 14th century Europe, one brave knight Lavey, is tasked with transporting a girl suspected of being the witch who caused the pandemic to trial.

read more | digg story
Thanks Colleen! For more fan info on Nic go to


What a unique voice. I can tell his voice anywhere singing anything!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Fraud alert for SSA

Social Security Inspector General Warns Public about Misleading Internet Websites that Appear to be Official Social Security Administration Site
Recently OIG has received complaints from Social Security applicants who believed that personal information they provided to the Social Security Administration had somehow been disclosed, without their permission, to claimant representative firms.
An Office of the Inspector General investigation revealed that instead, while the applicants believed they were visiting the Social Security Administration’s official website, they were instead visiting privately-owned websites designed so as to appear to be that of the Social Security Administration. As a result, some applicants provided personal information when the website operators later contacted them to offer representation.
Some of the misleading characteristics of these websites include: official-sounding website addresses; links which users could click on to (purportedly) apply for benefits; and the use of patriotic and/or governmental symbols, such as the American flag.
The Social Security Administration and the Office of the Inspector General are concerned that some applicants who mistakenly visited these websites believed they were applying for benefits online with SSA. The Office of the Inspector General has taken action under Section 1140 of the Social Security Act to stop the owners of these and similar websites from misleading the public in this fashion.
“Any organization that uses misleading tactics such as these to victimize applicants for Social Security benefits will be dealt with swiftly, and to the full extent of the law,” said Patrick P. O’Carroll, Jr., Inspector General for the Social Security Administration.
To date, the operators of two websites have been contacted and agreed to alter their sites to eliminate confusion. Nevertheless, Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue urges the public to exercise caution online, and to provide personal information only through the Social Security Administration’s official website,
Anyone with knowledge of misleading websites such as those described in this advisory or any suspicious activity involving Social Security programs should contact the Office of the Inspector
General’s Fraud Hotline at or by phone at 1-800-269-0271. (Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call the OIG TTY number at 1-866-501-2101.)
If a person has questions about Social Security benefits or programs, he or she should contact Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213 or visit Social Security’s official website at (Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call Social Security's TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.)

As public servants, SSA employees are expected to maintain a high level of integrity when it comes to facilitating the business of the Social Security Administration. As such, SSA/OIG takes seriously any crimes involving SSA employees. For example, is an SSA employee selling Social Security Cards? Is an employee stealing checks from beneficiaries? If you believe an SSA employee is committing these or any other crime against the Social Security Administration, please contact the OIG Fraud Hotline.


Scams Involving the Impersonation of an SSA Employee

We sometimes receive reports where individuals have been contacted by someone pretending to be an SSA employee. The intent of this type of call may be to steal your identity and/or money from your bank accounts. The caller generally asks you for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth, your mother's maiden name, or your bank or financial account information.

The impersonator may state that "the SSA computers are down" or may refer to enrollment in the Medicare prescription drug program. The intent of this type of call may be to steal your identity and/or money from your bank accounts. You should not provide any of this information to these individuals.

It is possible that an SSA employee may contact you to follow-up on a previous application for SSA/Medicare Part D benefits or to follow-up on other business you initiated with SSA. If you are unsure as to the authenticity of someone who claims to be an SSA employee, please call SSA's toll-free number:

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

We Were There!

We were there to hear and see Presidential Candidate, Barack Obama speak to Hoosiers in Highland, Indiana at Wicker Park Halloween Night.

It was the greatest thing to be a part of because I was about 10 yards from the podium and got to shake the Candidate's hand.
He was so nice and personable to everyone.
Now I can post as many photos and video as I care to because they all belong to me and I hold the copyright.
Naah nah!
Go Obama! Vote Obama!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nicolas Cage Gets Medieval, National Treasure III (finally) gets the green light

Nicolas Cage on the set of Knowing
while filming in in Australia

Galloping Into Theaters: Nicolas Cage will once again work with Gone in Sixty Seconds director Dominic Sena in Relativity Media's Season of the Witch. Story follows a fourteenth-century knight who must escort on horseback a girl suspected of being "the witch behind the Black Plague" to a distant monastery. The action-loving Sena was presumably hesitant until Cage convinced him that he "could put in some bitchin' horse chases." [HR]

National Treasure 3 is Officially a Go

Written by Stephanie Sanchez

It was certainly an all Disney, all the time kind of day here at IESB. The studios' preview and showcase of upcoming films was full of a lot of good information and surprises.

One surprise had producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actor Nicolas Cage on stage to talk about their favorite Disney franchise, “National Treasure.”
Jerry Bruckheimer, Nicolas Cage and Disney's Dick Cook confirmed that National Treasure 3 was currently in development.

Another installment of the popular history based franchise was expected but had not been officially announced.

No release date was given but rumors have it out during the holiday season of 2010.

Information gathered from Cagefactor, a group of individuals dedicated to the fannery of Nicolas Cage.Thanks Colleen!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Celebrate at Grant Park in Chicago Election Night Nov. 4

WASHINGTON--Barack Obama will celebrate election night in Chicago's Grant Park---providing scenic backdrops of the city--and near where demonstrators gathered during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

The Grant Park location is down the street from Obama's national campaign headquarters on Michigan Avenue.

Obama Campaign Announces Location for Election Night Event

CHICAGO - The Obama-Biden campaign today announced that the location for the Election Night event on Tuesday, November 4 will be Chicago's Grant Park on Hutchinson Field.

Grant Park is regularly used as an open-air venue for concerts, charity events and sporting activities such as the Chicago Marathon and Taste of Chicago.
Additional details will be announced as they become available.
This message courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times and columnist Lynn Sweet

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jamie Foxx stars in "The Soloist"

Due to be released November 21, 2008

The Soloist is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musical prodigy who developed schizophrenia during his second year at Juilliard School. Ayers becomes homeless in the streets of downtown Los Angeles, playing the violin and the cello.[1]

* Jamie Foxx as Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless. Foxx, who has been classically trained on the piano, is being taught stringed instruments by a Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist for the role.[1]
* Robert Downey Jr as Steve Lopez, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times who wrote about Nathaniel Ayers and developed a friendship with him.[2]
* Catherine Keener as Steve Lopez's editor at the Los Angeles Times.[3]
* Tom Hollander as Peter Snyder, a Los Angeles Philharmonic cellist who attempts to rehabilitate Ayers.[4]
* Lisa Gay Hamilton as Jennifer, a sister of Nathaniel Ayers.[5]
* Rachael Harris as Steve Lopez's co-worker.[6

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

New Spike Lee film angers Italians

Film director Spike Lee has set off a storm in Italy with a movie about black American soldiers fighting alongside Italian partisans in World War Two.
Read more

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Janet Jackson has been hospitalized

Janet Jackson has been hospitalized, a rep said Monday.
The singer "got suddenly ill during the sound check" before her concert in Montreal.
Read more

Monday, September 29, 2008

Nicolas Cage to bewitch in supernatural thriller: report

As found on the NIC newsletter--thanks Colleen!

(AFP) — Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage is to reunite with director Dominic Sena in a supernatural thriller set in the Middle Ages, entertainment industry press reports said Monday.

Cage, whose recent films have included "Bangkok Dangerous" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," has signed to star in "Season of the Witch," according to Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. The film chronicles 14th century knights charged with transporting a girl suspected of being the witch responsible for spreading the plague. Filming is due to get underway in November at locations in Austria and Hungary. Cage, 44, previously worked with Sena on the 2000 car-racing caper "Gone in Sixty Seconds."

100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. Mourns Death of Chairman and President Terrell L. Slayton, Jr.

Sudden Passing of Community Leader, Youth Advocate and Entrepreneur Will be Felt by Many in Atlanta, the State of Georgia and Across the Nation

ATLANTA, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. regretfully announces the death of Chairman and President Terrell L. Slayton, Jr. He passed away unexpectedly on September 27, 2008, after becoming ill that morning. He was an extremely dedicated member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and worked faithfully to support the programs of Project Success, a tuition assistance and mentoring program started by the organization in 1987. Throughout last week, Mr. Slayton spoke on behalf of the organization at events associated with the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic, a major funding source for Project Success.

"We are deeply saddened by Terrell's death," said Milton Jones, President Elect, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. and Georgia Market President, Bank of America. "Anyone who ever worked with Terrell Slayton can attest to his inexhaustible passion for a mission and a cause. I benefited greatly from the impact of his energy and passion and he inspired all of us to work harder as he demonstrated every day how committed he was to the work of this organization and to the youth connected with Project Success and BEST Academy."


Pay attention Hoosiers (and all interested parties!)
Members of the Obama family will be at the Gary,Indiana Barack Obama for President Campaign Office, 201 E. 5th Ave., October 4, at 10 a.m. to kick-off a canvass effort.
Members of the Obama family will canvass with volunteers as well.
Feel free to bring your camera and please, BE FIRED UP!

Head east on 12/20 which is 5th Avenue, cross Broadway and look right for the Obama sign. The campaign office is across the street from the Fire Station.
Head west on 12/20 you will be on 4th Ave. Turn left at Broadway (where City Hall sits) and turn left at 12/20 (first signal) or 5th Avenue and look to the right for the campaign office sign.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Volunteer at your local Obama for President campaign office

I registered people to vote today as I volunteered at my local Barack Obama for President campaign office.
I ran into some youth-two of them- who said to me, "I'm voting for McCain. He gone win anyway!"
I thought the first youth was joking with me but somehow I don't think she was. I urged her to change her mind and bid everyone inside the Laundromat farewell. Everyone else was voting for Obama anyway and said they'd give some thought to volunteering at their local office on Saturday.
I ran into another who said he was "voting for McCain" for the same reasons. Then he said he was joking.
Not that I think anything in this election cycle is a joking matter, I signed the young man up to vote in Indiana anyway, hoping that he really was joking.
I urged them as well to volunteer at the local Obama for President office.
None of the people in my age range 40s were laughing and joking about registering people to vote or volunteering and seemed to give my urgings to volunteer some serious thought.
There are barriers to volunteering.
First, you have to leave your home, your comfort zone and go talk to people you don't know.
People who overcome this, obviously know helping put Barack in the White House is way more important than our personal comfort--especially when volunteering begins and ends when you say it does--it's volunteer work!
Second, expenditures of personal time is an important decision.
Either there are children to attend to or work considerations that make one say either: yes, I will give up X number of hours on this day of this week or I will not. The easiest way is to donate an hour of your downtime after work.
If you workout for two hours, give one of those hours to Obama. If you go to the local tap for three hours, give one of those happy hours to Barack--then return to your normal schedule.
The benefits of volunteering is that you meet new people who can later become business contacts or friends. Another benefit is that you learn stuff when you talk to people who don't live or work with you.
Once you volunteer, you can talk to your friends about the experience--they may want to volunteer too.

Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour Sells Out in Los Angeles and Las Vegas

LL Cool J receives roaring welcome on his first date of the tour

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Music icon Janet Jackson kicked off her highly anticipated Rock Witchu tour to rave reviews, major media coverage and fan adulation during opening week of the smash tour, selling out Staples Center in Los Angeles and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last week. Adding to the excitement in Los Angeles was the addition of hip-hop superstar LL Cool J, who joined the tour at the Staples Center on September 17th and will continue on the Live Nation produced tour from Chicago on September 25th through the final date at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on October 22nd.

"Janet Jackson still a trend-setter, diva, and marvelous performer -- When she decides it's time for a tour, Ms. Jackson makes sure it's done right. And when she promises fans the show is going to be packed with hits, costumes and dancers, she doesn't disappoint."

What the Reviewers said:

Vancouver Sun

"Some two hours and 35 songs later, Jackson had played all 10 of her No. 1 hits, as well as her other blockbusters ... That's how a true pro gets back to business after a seven-year absence from the road."

Contra Costa Times

"Any show following Janet Jackson into GM Place will find it difficult to match her."

Vancouver Province

"Offering up a lengthy and engrossing song-and-dance spectacle that delivers on every level..."


"Nine seamlessly executed costume changes are only the beginning. This show is all about dominance, and Jackson held the whip."

Los Angeles Times

Rock Witchu kicked off on September 10th in Vancouver, BC with unparalleled dance routines and stage production featuring more than two hours of music including fan favorites and smash hits "Control," "Rhythm Nation," "Pleasure Principal," "All For You," "Young Love," "Let's Wait A While," "What Have You Done For Me Lately," "Escapade," and more along with new singles "Feedback" and "LUV," spanning three decades of music that have made Janet Jackson one of the most celebrated performers in history.

LL Cool J joins the tour on the heels of 13th album release, Exit 13. More than a hip-hop artist, more than an actor, the author, television producer, two-time Grammy Award winner LL Cool J is an American icon who kicked opened his own doors to music, Hollywood, television, publishing, and along the way created opportunities for countless others. His 20 million album sales worldwide are just the tip of the iceberg for this international megastar, recipient of countless industry awards.

For more information on Janet Jackson and the tour go to, or For additional information on LL Cool J go to


Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." Additional information about the company can be found at under the "About Us" section.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ryan O' Neal, son, arrested in drug sweep at home (AP)

Authorities say they have arrested actor Ryan O'Neal and his son on suspicion of having drugs in their Malibu home.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Cage in Bangkok Dangerous tops weekend at box office

The Nicolas Cage action-thriller "Bangkok Dangerous" grabbed $7.8 million to take the top spot at the box office.

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Mad TV on Teen mothers

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Nicky on Letterman

He was so handsome and told the most fabulous stories. He is so intelligent and his hair was great! I can't wait until the film Bad Lieutenant is released.

On Conan's show Nic went for a casual look. The whole show may be seen on the NBC website.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Jolie accused of being "recluse"

Angelina Jolie has turned into a recluse, refusing to leave the French estate that she and her partner Brad Pitt and their six kids make their home. A source according to NW mag,claims that Angie is "refusing to leave" the French chateau.

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Former teen star arrested at airport

LOS ANGELES - Former teen star Mackenzie Phillips has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance after she allegedly was found carrying drugs at Los Angeles International Airport.
Read more

Sunday, August 31, 2008

C'elle and stem cells

Oldsmar, Fla.– Cryo-Cell International, Inc. one of the largest and most established family cord blood banks in the nation, announced in July the discovery of its breakthrough stem cell technology with the launch of the C’elle Virtual Broadcast Center. C’elle is the world’s first service for women to store their own menstrual stem cells for future use.

The virtual broadcast, produced by OR Live, will showcase Cryo-Cell’s latest scientific findings on how a woman’s menstrual flow— which results from the shedding of the uterine lining (endometrium) during menstruation, contains millions of stem cells that have many properties and characteristics similar to those of both bone marrow and embryonic stem cells. The broadcast will include details about the study, the cell characteristics, information about several preclinical studies currently under way, and an overview of the C’elle service.

Through several independent laboratory research studies, these menstrual stem cells have demonstrated the capability in vitro to differentiate into neural, cardiac, bone, cartilage, and adipose cells and possibly other cell types. Although research is preliminary, given their properties, Cryo-Cell believes that these menstrual cells demonstrate compelling promise to transform regenerative medicine in coming years.

“Stem cells isolated from menstrual blood are multi-potent, highly prolific and readily accessible,” said Julie Allickson, PhD, MS, MT (ASCP) Vice President of Laboratory Operations and Research & Development. “These novel stem cells demonstrate characteristics of both bone marrow mysenchemal stem cells and embryonic stem cell markers that may potentially demonstrate significant promise for future use in clinical regenerative medical therapies.”

On November 1, 2007, Cryo-Cell announced the introduction of C’elle, a service which enables women to collect stem cells found in menstrual fluid, which can be cryogenically preserved in a manner similar to stem cells from umbilical cord blood.
(I found an ad for it on facebook subsequently some press on it.) And like stem cells found in cord blood, these vital cells may one day serve as a potential source for promising regenerative therapies to treat heart disease, diabetes, and neurological disorders like spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, in addition to cosmeceutical applications such as anti-aging therapies.

Preliminary research related to the immunological profile of these unique menstrual stem cells suggests the that in addition to the donor, these stem cells may also potentially be used to benefit other family members who are genetically related to the donor, such as perhaps a parent, sibling or child.

About Cryo-Cell International, Inc.

Based in Oldsmar, Florida, with over 150,000 clients worldwide, Cryo-Cell is one of the largest and most established family cord blood banks. ISO 9001:2000 certified and accredited by the AABB, Cryo-Cell operates in a state-of-the-art Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Tissue Practice (cGMP/cGTP)-compliant facility. Cryo-Cell is a publicly traded company. OTC Bulletin Board Symbol: CCEL. For more information, please call 1-800-STOR-CELL (1-800-786-7235) or visit

23/6: Palin as Spawn

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

West and Foxx perform at DNC convention after-party

DENVER - What Kanye West regretted when Barack Obama became the Democratic party's presidential candidate: That his mother, Donda, hadn't lived to experience it.

"It's an incredible time to be around. I wish my momma could have seen this day," the 31-year-old rapper told a crowd gathered for his performance early Thursday morning.

Jamie Foxx then joined West onstage and delivered what was easily the strangest Obama song dedication at this week's Democratic National Convention.
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Jamie Foxx taking SIRIUS Foxxhole Radio to the DNC

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that Academy Award(R)-winning actor, American Music Award-winning and Grammy(R)-nominated artist and comedian Jamie Foxx is taking his SIRIUS Foxxhole Radio channel to the Democratic National Convention to broadcast live from Invesco Field, the site where Barack Obama will accept the Democratic party's nomination for president.

This special live DNC edition of Foxx's weekly Foxxhole radio show will air live August 28 leading into Obama's acceptance speech and immediately following it, exclusively on The Foxxhole, SIRIUS channel 106.

Foxx will also deliver reports from every angle of this historic convention, talking to key players from the world of politics, entertainment and beyond. Foxx will share with his SIRIUS audience the energy, color and excitement of this historic event.

The Foxxhole is Jamie Foxx's exclusive 24/7 comedy and entertainment SIRIUS radio channel. Foxx serves as executive producer of the channel and hosts a live, weekly show.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Legendary rap lyricist, Dr Dre, finds son dead

The son of legendary rap producer Dr Dre has been found dead at his home in Woodland Hills on Saturday morning.Andre Young Jr., 20, was unresponsive when his mother went to check on him around 10 A.M., calling 911 to alert paramedics.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Malcolm in the Middle star, Muniz, drives race car, endorsements

CHICAGO--Frankie Muniz, famed actor of Malcolm in the Middle, Agent Cody Banks, Big Fat Liar and My Dog Skip, has been named a Brand Ambassador by global gourmet purveyor Sun-Rich International, to promote their premium line of gourmet products from all over the world.

Currently, Muniz is concluding his sophomore year in the Atlantic Champ Car Series as a full time professional race car driver.
Muniz began professional acting at the tender age of eight, and stepped in the Hollywood spotlight with the debut of Malcolm in the Middle. With Muniz dazzling in the starring role, the sitcom went on to become a seven-time Emmy Award-winning, one-time Grammy-winning and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated hit. Acting as Buddy Holly, Muniz recently made an appearance in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Other Hollywood credits include Punk'd, Racing Stripes, the comedy hit Stuck on You and horror flick Stay Alive.

"Sun-Rich International not only has delicious premium products, they also have a positive mission to help the underdeveloped communities that support them. That is something I'm proud to stand behind," he said.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

DST President elected at Florida Convention

WASHINGTON-- Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre was elected by a unanimous vote of over 800 voting delegates as the National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the organization's 49th National Convention in Orlando, Fla. Butler-McIntyre has been a member of the Sorority for 35 years, and has held several local, regional and national offices.

A native of New Orleans, Butler-McIntyre was greatly impacted by Hurricane Katrina, but never stopped serving the Sorority. Butler-McIntyre is a self-proclaimed servant leader and says she serves her sisterhood, "because it is in my heart." Butler-McIntyre was installed into office by civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height. During her acceptance speech she gave credit to Jesus Christ, the leader of her life, and was unapologetic about the role God has played and will continue to play in her life.

Butler-McIntyre received her Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education and is a 1976 graduate from Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned a Master of Education degree from the University of New Orleans at the age of 20. Butler-McIntyre also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from the Christian Bible College of Louisiana. Presently she is employed as a personnel administrator for all classified employment for the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

Other officers elected during the weeklong convention were Dr. Paulette Walker of Tampa, Fla., as national first vice president; Mia Smith of Miami, Fla., as national second vice president; Beverly Smith of Marietta, Ga., as national secretary; and Carolyn Lewis of New Orleans, La., was re-elected as national treasurer.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University as an organization dedicated to scholarship, sisterhood and public service. Today it has over 200,000 members and over 900 chapters worldwide.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Troubled times for actress, Lisa Raye

As found on, there is trouble in paradise with actress, Lisa Raye and her husband, Premier Michael Misick.

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The vast majority of inhabitants of the Turks and Caicos Islands are black and Protestant Christian, according to

The official language of the islands is English and the population also speaks Turks and Caicos Islands Creole[9] which is similar to Bahamian Creole.[10]

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) (pronounced /ˈtɜːks ænd ˈkeɪkəs/) are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies, the larger Caicos Islands and the smaller Turks Islands known for tourism and as an offshore financial centre.

They are located southeast of the Bahamas, north of Hispaniola, and 914 kilometres (494 nautical miles) from Miami in the United States. The islands are geographically contiguous to the Bahamas, but are politically a separate entity, an autonomous part of the British Empire.

The islands have a total population of about 30,000, of whom approximately 22,500 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. Cockburn Town, the capital, is situated on Grand Turk Island.
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Too bad things aren't working out--he's cute.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Paris' energy plan rivals McCain's


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Dave Koz greatest hits to be released

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Records will release Dave Koz - Greatest Hits on September 16th. It's a fitting time for a career retrospective of the renowned instrumentalist/composer, with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce recently announcing that Koz will be honored with a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in 2009. Dave has had numerous No. 1 singles and No. 1 albums and been honored with six GRAMMY nominations and an NAACP Image award nod.

Chris Brown's hats

NEW YORK (Billboard) - R&B hitmaker Chris Brown has designed a line of branded caps for headwear and apparel maker New Era Cap, which will pay the singer a royalty for every hat sold, Billboard has learned.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shame, Hillary, and Luda

CNN) – Barack Obama's campaign sharply condemned rapper Ludacris Wednesday over his new song celebrating the Illinois senator's presidential bid while referring to Hillary Clinton by an offensive remark.
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Nelly grabbs spokesmodel for Diddy's Sean John undies

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean John Underwear taps internationally renowned recording artist, Nelly, as their new spokesmodel.Nelly follows a long list of past and present celebrity models for the Sean John brand including Dwayne Wade, Nas, Snoop Dog, Lil' Wayne, Penelope Cruz, Cassie, and Lauren London.
The Sean John Underwear, Sleepwear and Loungewear collection includes the core silhouettes as well as signature styles in luxury fabrics and is available at Macy's and better department and specialty stores nationwide.

Sean "Diddy" Combs said, "I have known Nelly for many years and I really admire his work. To me, Nelly is the quintessential definition of the Sean John man. He has the attitude, the swagger, and most of all the physique that our customers can both aspire and relate to. And let's be honest, all of the ladies out there are going to be thanking us for this campaign. The images are so strong; they speak for themselves. We are truly excited to welcome Nelly into the Sean John family."

Nelly said, "I have been a big fan of Diddy and the Sean John clothing line for years. So, when they asked me to work with them, it was a real honor. I hope my fans will enjoy this campaign as much as I did shooting it."

Styles will include briefs, boxer-briefs, boxers, undershirts, pajamas and robes, among others. Sean John, a privately held company, was created by music icon and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs and made its fashion debut with a men's sportswear collection for the spring 1999 season.

In 2004, Sean "Diddy" Combs for Sean John was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as Men's Wear Designer of the Year.

With annual retail sales in the United States of over $525 million, Sean John is sold in better department and specialty stores across the country, as well as select retailers around the world. In 2006 Sean John, in partnership with Estee Lauder Companies, launched its signature men's fragrance, Unforgivable, which remains one of the highest selling men's fragrance in department stores in America. Its feminine counterpart launched in the fall of 2007 and continues to be in the top 20 best selling scents in the category. Sean John returned to the runway during New York City's Fashion Week for the Fall 2008 season.

Sean John Underwear and loungewear is manufactured and distributed under license by Basic Resources.

Monday, July 21, 2008

CBS FCC fine rescinded

PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction."

The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity.

The 90 million people watching the Super Bowl, many of them children, heard Justin Timberlake sing, "Gonna have you naked by the end of this song," as he reached for Jackson's bustier.
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K-fed gets custody

Los Angeles (E! Online) - Britney Spears has agreed to hand the parenting reins over to Kevin Federline.

K-Fed's longtime attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, exclusively tells E! News the divorced duo have reached a settlement in their long-gestating custody case.

According to the agreement signed by all parties, Federline gets sole legal and physical custody of sons Sean Preston and Jayden James and Spears will have visitation rights.

"The case has been settled," Kaplan said. "The court still has to approve it. " Both parties are due in court Friday morning.
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Sunday, July 20, 2008


I hadn't heard anything on the Fourth of July holiday and that was strange. I had the urge to call the day before but since I have a history of being pushy, I let it go.

On the fifth, my birthday, it was my obligation to find out what was going on. It wasn't like Bill to not want to light firecrackers with little Billy on the holiday--it was a yearly debate.
I hoped he wasn't in jail. Illness had not crossed my mind. I thought he was the picture of good health but the things we think can be wrong.

Lauren's Birthday party June 14--the last time we were all together.

He was in the hospital.
William James McCloud III died July 15, 11 days after entering the hospital--after telling his wife Jennifer he wasn't feeling well.
Bill left work early that Wednesday, after consuming an energy drink. Apparently he was having a heart attack. His arteries were blocked.
Bill was only 38 years old. His birthday is next month and his mother tells me a big celebration had been planned.
Bill was my husband. He is the father of my two children. Even though we decided to live separate lives, we still cared for each other. We cared enough to let each other live in peace and stop the fighting. We got along because we wanted to.

Now, he is gone and I feel my former better half has left me alone. When in personal crisis, he was my go-to-guy.
Goodbye, Bill you are loved and I will make you proud and bring honor to your good name.
In Love,
Lauren, Billy and Leslie

Monday, July 14, 2008

Death Row Records auctioned for $24 million

Death Row Records auctioned for $24 million

07/14/2008 3:00 PM, AP--found on Yahoo News

Death Row Records, the hip-hop label that released seminal gangster rap albums by Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, has been auctioned for $24 million.

The New York-based Global Music Group Inc. said in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday that on June 24 it purchased Death Row, including its enviable back catalog and current artist contracts.

The purchase concluded the roller-coaster saga of one of hip-hop's most famous labels. Under owner Marion "Suge" Knight, Death Row sold tens of millions of albums in the heyday of early `90s rap — its artists often flashing the spoils of the high life in music videos — before collapsing in debt and mismanagement.

A former couple, Lydia and Michael Harris, claimed they helped found the label, and won a judgment of $107 million, which they tried to collect in 2006. Unable to pay, Death Row and Knight filed for bankruptcy in April 2006, claiming debts of more than $100 million.
In 2006, a federal judge ordered a bankruptcy trustee takeover of Death Row Records, saying the label had undergone gross mismanagement. Knight's decision to file for bankruptcy protection staved off a move by the court to appoint someone to take control of the record label and his assets.

Global Music Group, an independent label, takes ownership of albums including Dr. Dre's "The Chronic," Shakur's "All Eyez on Me" and Snoop Dogg's "Doggystyle."

Other assets are believed to include unreleased material from Shakur that could result in another posthumous release from the rapper.

Knight has a history of legal problems. He was convicted of assault in 1992 and placed on probation, then jailed for five years in 1996 for violating that probation.

He was returned to jail in 2003 for again violating parole, this time by punching a parking attendant at a Hollywood nightclub. He was released the next year.

In 2006 under questioning from his creditors, Knight denied having money tucked away in foreign countries. His bank account then contained just $11.

Global Music CEO Anthony Davi, Jr., said the label planned to get "the best economic results of the catalog and provide long term stewardship of the artists' work." The company plans to later announce details of its plans for Death Row.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Jay-Z saves Brit music festival with boost in tix sales

Jay-Z, flaunted his flag-flying American supremacy in front of an audience of thousands at last weekend's Glastonbury Festival in England.
So this year, when it was announced that American rapper Jay-Z would top the Glasto bill, Oasis's own mouthy mouthpiece Noel Gallagher was none too thrilled. Noel even went so far as to publicly blame Jigga for Glastonbury 2008's unusually low ticket sales.

Glastonbury is Britain's biggest summer rockfest, and it's usually headlined by popular limey rock bands like Coldplay, Muse, Radiohead, and Oasis.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you break it, people ain't gonna go," the famously cantankerous Britpopper complained to the BBC in one of his typically brazen interviews. "I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance. I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. No way. No. It's wrong."

Well, apparently 140,000 or so festivalgoers disagreed with Noel and showed up for the headlining Hova...who kicked off his Glastonbury set in a most cheeky fashion by performing Oasis's "Wonderwall" acoustic, dressed in a Gallagher-esque anorak, while a parody film featuring Noel's nasty comments screened behind him. The crowd exploded, according to The London Times, which reported: "Both audience and artist rose to the occasion and turned in a moment of real, euphoric, pop-culture history."

"[Jay-Z's] performance will go down in Glastonbury history," British paper The Independent also declared, while The Guardian concurred: "It's brilliantly staged, utterly thrilling, and it makes Gallagher look a bit of a berk."
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Monday, June 30, 2008

Nic scores again! New movie with Remington Steele star directed by Roman Polanski


HOLLYWOOD - Pierce Brosnan and Nicolas Cage will star in Roman Polanski’s next project, The Ghost, MTV reports.

The film is an adaptation of Richard Harris’ novel about a ghostwriter hired to write the memoirs of an ex-Prime Minister.
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Also, Nic is in Bangkok Dangerous scheduled to come out in September and Bad Lieutenant--see super sexy poster!

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Easy-E remembered in fight against AIDS

According to the latest numbers, almost half of the people in the United States living with HIV or AIDS are black. June 27 was National HIV testing day.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

DUI arrest for celeb surgeon

The Los Angeles plastic surgeon who operated on rap star Kanye West's mother before she died last year was arrested in Solano County early Thursday on suspicion of drunk driving and driving on a suspended license.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Facebook founder settles

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash and stock to settle a long- running legal battle over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg stole ideas for the site from fellow Harvard students, according to court documents released late on Wednesday.
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Listen to Barack's I Pod--Sort of

In a refreshing sign that math and hope can just get along, Barack Obama predictably sewed up the delegate count on Tuesday night and defeated Hillary Clinton in what turned out to be a long, contested Democratic primary. And now, for the first time ever, a black man is on track to inhabit the White House, fulfilling Parliament-Funkadelic's dream of turning Washington, D.C., into Chocolate City.
(Say What?!)
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

They got Kanye West's blood a-boilin'!

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kanye West defended himself from criticism over his delayed performance at Bonnaroo, saying on his blog that the flak he's taken has left him "the most offended I've ever been."

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Infected Sites in China affect Web

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. June 24-- The majority of the Internet's malware-infected websites are located on Chinese networks, finds a new report released today by, the university-based research initiative aimed at protecting users from dangerous software. The report also identifies the 10 network blocks that contain the largest number of badware sites. Six of the 10 are located in China.

"Sites that infect visiting PCs represent some of the worst of digital pollution," said Jonathan Zittrain, co-director and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. "Malware is a global problem that requires cooperation across industries and across national borders."

As China strives to hone its image in preparation for the Beijing Olympics, 52 percent of the more than 200,000 infected sites analyzed in late May were hosted by Chinese networks. U.S.-based networks accounted for 21 percent of bad sites. The data were provided by Google's Safe Browsing team and are searchable by URL in the Badware Website Clearinghouse.

The analysis also revealed the Internet's 10 most infected network blocks:

Network block name & Country Number of infected sites

No.31, Jin-rong Street China 48,834
China169 Backbone China 17,713
Telecom (Group) China 9,445
CNCNET-CN China Netcom
Corp. China 6,058
GOOGLE - Google Inc. U.S. 4,261
DXTNET Beijing
Dian-Xin-Tong Network
Technologies Co., Ltd. China 3,604
Technologies Inc. U.S. 3,507
Services, Inc. U.S. 3,166
China Telecommunications
Corporation China 2,357

The owners of these network blocks play a variety of roles in the Internet ecosystem. Some directly control the infected servers on their networks, while others lease equipment and/or bandwidth to customers who control their own servers. Google, which is a sponsor of, hosts free blogs on its network through its popular Blogger service. Malicious users sometimes exploit these free blogs as a means to link to or distribute malware. Google disables the blogs as soon as they detect the bad content, but the dead blogs remain in the list of infected sites until Google's automated malware detection system has an opportunity to rescan them.

Maxim Weinstein, manager of, says the country and network data are a helpful step in understanding the distribution of malware, but we should be careful about assigning blame.

"Our goal in releasing this report is not to point fingers or to imply that network owners or governments are at fault for the malware on their networks, but rather to start a conversation. When different links in the Internet chain talk to each other and share information, it leads to solutions that in turn lead to a safer Internet for all of us."

He points, for example, to his team's success last year, when a similar report revealed U.S.-based web hosting company iPowerWeb as home to over ten thousand infected sites, making it the most infected network at the time.

"When we published that report," says Weinstein, "it prompted iPowerWeb to ask for help. With support from and data from Google, the company was able to clean up all those sites and secure its servers against future attacks." Weinstein notes that, based on the latest data, iPowerWeb is hosting so few infected sites that it is not even in the top 250 most infected networks.

On Friday, researchers will present related research at the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, hosted by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

To read a full copy of the report, go to: is a partnership among academic institutions, technology industry leaders, and volunteers committed to protecting Internet users from threats to their privacy and security caused by bad software. is led by Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Oxford University's Oxford Internet Institute. Consumer Reports WebWatch serves as an unpaid special advisor. The initiative is supported by Google, PayPal, Lenovo, AOL, Trend Micro, and VeriSign. For more information, please visit

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Barack's model behaivor heats up the Versace catwalk

Calling the U.S. presidential hopeful "the man of the moment," Donatella Versace dedicated her Spring-Summer 2009 collection presented Saturday evening to Obama, creating a style she said was designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power."

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I Love Love, I Love You

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”
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“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

The Battle For Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg launched an online empire from his dorm room at Harvard. Now four fellow students say he stole their idea
CLAIRE HOFFMAN Posted Jun 26, 2008 2:25 PM

Tomorrow night, there will be a party to celebrate Facebook's four-year anniversary. But in a nearby building — one of four sleek offices that the social-networking Website runs not far from the campus of Stanford University — the company's founder is oblivious to the preparations. Mark Zuckerberg, the head of the Facebook empire, sits inside the safety of a small, glass-walled office, hunched over a Styrofoam box of take-out.

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