Archive for June, 2009

30
Jun
09

TALKARAZZI


LAW & ORDER: SVU BACK IN BIZ!
Taking all into account, Hargitay’s and Meloni’s paychecks are expected to grow to more than $400,000 an episode, solidifying Hargitay’s position as the highest-paid woman in television and Meloni as one of the top male earners.

CHRIS BROWN SNUBBED AT BET AWARDS
Chris Brown
is supposedly peeved not to have performed at the BET Awards Sunday, and all kinds of rumors are swirling about why that was. Some are claiming his participation in the Michael Jackson tribute-centric show wouldn’t have been in good taste following his drama with Rihanna. Others think the plug may have been pulled on Brown’s performance at Jay-Z‘s behest. Either way, both BET and the “No Air” singer’s publicists claim the star was never confirmed to be on the show.

VOGUE EDITOR SAYS HIGH HEELS ARE SO YESTERDAY
IF we’re to judge by the Vogue editor André Leon Talley’s recent rant, fashion’s love affair with teetering footwear, or “torture chambers,” as he described them, may be waning. “Too many career women look like a herd of fashion beasts, aping one another in impractical shoes,” he spewed on the Vogue Web site.

30
Jun
09

ASHTON KUTCHER TWEETS FOR OBAMA

If you’re a regular reader of Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter feed (and you very well may be, as the actor and prankster has over 2.5 million followers), you may have done a double take when he tweeted on Sunday that the White House had asked him to help get the word out about National HIV Testing Day.”I’ve been asked by the white house to twet this” wrote Kutcher, who provided a link to a White House blog post and accompanying video noting the 14th commemoration of National HIV Testing Day. But did the White House really reach out to Kutcher and ask him to promote their initiative? Or was Kutcher just trying to “punk” us and make us think he’s oh-so-cool because he’s in touch with the White House?

Turns out: Kutcher wasn’t lying. The White House confirmed that it did, in fact, seek Kutcher’s help in promoting the blog post.

“As technology impacts how and where people are communicating online, we are constantly looking for new ways to engage with the public,” said White House assistant press secretary Reid Cherlin. “Our efforts to promote National HIV Testing Day included participation from popular users of Twitter, as well as broad social media engagement by agencies across the government.”

Kutcher was one part of the strategy: The White House has also provided online and text message resources to help people find a local testing site, launched a Twitter hashtag on the subject (#NHTD09) and set up e-cards that individuals can use to encourage others to get tested for HIV/AIDS.

And this isn’t the first time the Obama administration has gotten involved with Twitter. Earlier this month, the State Department asked Twitter to postpone a scheduled shutdown in order to aid anti-government protesters in Iran

30
Jun
09

JENNY SANFORD: A POLITICAL WIFE WORTH MODELING

Personally, I couldn’t care less about the personal “antics” of so many politicians these days. It’s not really important to my life how people like South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford characterizes “adventure travel.”

What does bother me a lot, though, is the money shot we so often see of the wives of philandering politicians — standing by the side of their husbands, trying to show solidarity and the apparently elusive family values that so many of them talk about before they get caught doing something, well, not so family values-like.

Why do I care? Because sooner rather than later, my nine-year-old daughter is going to start watching more news and she’ll see these women who have decided that even though their husbands have done something terrible to them, and to their families, there is still an obligation to stick with them. Personal decisions aside, it just seems that visual is the rule rather than the exception, these days. And the message it sends to our kids is that it’s okay for husbands to wander and that wives will still stick around, regardless of how badly they’ve been betrayed.

That is, until Jenny Sanford.

You had to guess that there was something up with the story of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford and his quick “decision” to change his trip from the Appalachian Trail to Buenos Aires! When the truth came out, as it always does, it was refreshing not to see his wife at his side, silently condoning what he’d done and the lies he had told.

That’s the example I want my daughter to see. Not that there isn’t a time and place for forgiveness, but I hate it when these Masters of the Universe get caught and we have to see their wives standing next to them, telling the world implicitly that what happened was okay.

Jenny Sanford is the example I want our children to learn from. She’s a strong woman in her own right, apparently gave her husband a chance to make things right when she learned about his affair and when he didn’t, there was no big scene — she just did what she knew she had to do for herself, her children and her own life.

Jenny Sanford was apparently instrumental in making Mark Sanford the political success he is today. According to the Washington Post, when asked about what the South Carolina governor was going to do now without her advice, she responded:

“His career is not a concern of mine. … He’s going to have to worry about that. I’m worried about my family and the character of my children.”

That’s a pretty refreshing response from a political spouse these days. It’s given me hope that in the future there will be space for the aggrieved spouse (’cause you know it’s going to happen again) to choose something other than the “standing by your man” photo op and sending a message that sometimes it’s better to do what’s right for your own life, regardless of the political consequences.

30
Jun
09

PEOPLE WITH EXOTIC ANIMALS SCARE ME


The Daily Mail reports on the bizarre story of Riana Van Nieuwenhuizen, the South African woman who lives with 11 orphaned cats. However, these are not your typical house cats; they consist of four cheetahs, five lions and two tigers. The Daily Mail has some incredible photos as well as more details. Apparently the cats are just allowed to roam freely and have been integrated into the normal family life. However, this seems like a situation that could quickly spiral out of control if these cats suddenly remember that they’re wild animals.

Click on link to  see photos :

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1195888/I-share-home-11-cats–cheetahs-lions-tigers.html

30
Jun
09

90 Seconds of News

BERNIE MADOFF TO DIE IN JAIL

Bernie Madoff was sentenced yesterday to 150 years in prison.

SIMON COWELL TO MAKE WHAT?!

The mad man of AI, who reportedly made $36 million last year for judging the hit competition show, has been offered three or four times that amount — between $100 million and $144 million per year — by co-producers Fox and 19 Entertainment to stick with “Idol” when his contract expires next May, according to The Guardian, a London newpaper.

COMBAT TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ

Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a defining step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country. A countdown clock broadcast on Iraqi TV ticked to zero as the midnight deadline passed for U.S. combat troops to finish their pullback to bases outside cities. “The withdrawal of American troops is completed now from all cities after everything they sacrificed for the sake of security,” said Sadiq al-Rikabi, a senior adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. “We are now celebrating the restoration of sovereignty.”

25
Jun
09

celeb news: TALKARAZZI

1. Transformers Breaks Bank And Box-Office Records

Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox must be having a great week because Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, has taken over the box office, grossing over $55 million in its first full day of release in the U.S., given them the movie the honor of the best opening day for a Wednesday release at the domestic box office.

Again, it makes the flick the best run ever for a film released on a Wednesday and it’ also the third-best of all time after The Dark Knight ($18.5 million) and Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith ($16.9 million).

2. Virgin Festival Free!!!
The annual Virgin Music Festival in Maryland is now the Virgin Mobile FreeFest because now the huge event will be completely FREE!

In a statement made by the founder and president of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson said:

“In a time of economic challenges and daily sacrifices, we wanted to throw a fantastic party so people could let loose and have a great time – on us”

So if you can be in Columbia, MD on August 30th, then you’ve got one hell of a show to go to!

The lineup includes Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, and Blink-182. Not as stellar as the line-ups of years past, which included Kanye West and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers,.

And IT’S FREE!

All 35,000 tickets will be distributed through the website on June 27th starting at 10 am

3. Billy Bob’s Daughter Indicted for Murder

The long estranged daughter of Billy Bob Thornton has been charged with first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a one-year-old girl who died under her care.

Back in October, Amanda Brumfield told cops the child died after falling from her playpen — but detectives had a hard time believing her story because it wasn’t consistent with the little girl’s injuries.

An autopsy determined the child suffered a fractured skull and a subdural hematoma due to blunt trauma.

When the story initially broke, Thornton’s publicist told TMZ that the two haven’t spoken for “quite some time.”

25
Jun
09

PUTTING A BAND-AID ON THE PROBLEM BEFORE TREATING THE ACTUAL CAUSE

·        Most people don’t know how poorly they feel until they feel better. In fact, most of us don’t recognize that fatigue, digestive problems, aches and pains, allergies, headaches, and more aren’t just annoying symptoms. They are early clues to impending diseases that can disable and kill us.

·        How can we address problems that we don’t even know we have?

·        There is an answer. It lies in the revolution that is happening in medicine today. That revolution is called functional medicine.

·        Conventional medicine helps at the very end stages of disease. If you are very sick, have an emergency, break a bone or have a raging infection, then, yes, conventional acute care medicine is the right solution. As former emergency room doctor and the husband of an orthopedic surgeon, I am glad we have this care when we need it.

·        Today, medicine is in a serious predicament. The way we understand health and disease no longer reflects biological reality or the biological laws of nature. We need to understand that diseases are not fixed things that you catch or that just show up out of context, but are related to the environment, your diet, genes, and lifestyle.




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