Monday, 23 July 2012

Joran Van Der Sloot Marry

Joran Van Der Sloot Marry - Joran Van der Sloot, who killed one woman and is the chief suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, may have found a woman willing to marry him.

Van der Sloot, who is in a Peruvian prison, News: Joran Van der Sloot gets 28 years for Peru killing, is planning to marry a mystery woman inside the Lima lockup, according to tabloids in South America. His attorney Maximo Altez, denied the rumors, but added: ‘I’m just in charge of his legal issues, and I don’t participate in his private life.’ News: natalee holloway disappearance,

Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence after pleading guilty to the 2010 killing of Stephany Flores. Flores was found strangled in Van der Sloot’s hotel room five years after Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway vanished in Aruba while on break. murder of Stephany Flores,

In addition to possibly tying the knot, Van der Sloot is also trying to appeal his death sentence. In letters his lawyer released that were allegedly written by Van der Sloot, he wrote that he hopes Flores' family can forgive him. Joran Van Der Sloot Marry,

'I ask God every day that Stephany's parents can find it in their heart to forgive me,' Van der Sloot wrote.

But as he has in the past, Van der Sloot used the letters to make himself out to be a victim.

"My rights have been constantly abused," he wrote. "My lawyer promised me I would receive 15 years if I plead guilty, I did." News: Joran Van der Sloot gets 28 years for Peru killing,

He also reiterated his claim that he had nothing to do with Holloway's disappearance, even though he faces charges in the U.S. of trying to extort $25,000 from the girl's mother by offering to tell her where her daughter's body is.

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Friday, 20 July 2012

Jeff Goldblum St. Barts

Jeff Goldblum St. Barts, Jurassic Park-acteur Jeff Goldblum is gek op jongere dames, en dat steekt hij niet onder stoelen of banken.

De 59-jarige Hollywoodacteur werd woensdag op het zonnige St. Barts met zijn jonge bloem Emilie Livingston gespot, en ouwe snoeper Jeff kon maar moeilijk van zijn dertig jaar jongere vlam afblijven. jeff goldblum age,

Enkele jaren geleden werd hij al intiem gespot met Lost-actrice Tania Raymonde (24). Toch wijkt Goldblum ook weleens van zijn routine af. in 2001 had de acteur een relatie met niemand minder dan Liz Taylor. jeff goldblum st. barts,

Goldblum trouwde in 1980 met actrice Patricia Gaul, dat huwelijk liep echter in1986 op de klippen. Een jaar gaf hij opnieuw het jawooord, dit keer aan actrice Geena Davis. Dut huwelijk eindigde in 1990. Hollywood's May-December romances,

Georgia Woman Dials 911 Bad Mug Shot

Georgia Woman Dials 911 Bad Mug Shot - If you don't like your mug shot, here's a surefire way to get it redone.Georgia woman Tonya Fowler was so upset when she saw her terrible mug shot in a local broadsheet, she dialed 911 to report her displeasure, according to Barrow County News.

Cops said Fowler, of Commerce, called in the emergency on Sunday when her face appeared in the Bad & Busted mug shot paper for a previous arrest, according to police reports obtained by The Smoking Gun. georgia woman dials 911 bad mugshot, unlawful use of an emergency service,

"Ms. Fowler contacted 911 earlier today in reference to being upset about a picture," an officer stated in the report. "I informed Ms. Fowler to contact 911 for emergencies, injuries or violence." Bad & Busted,

While the quality of her picture may have been obscene, messing with 911 operators is a real crime. She was arrested again, charged with unlawful use of the emergency service, and given a new mugshot (seen above).

But it wasn't the only time she'd called 911 operators that day. Before the mug shot flop, she called to report that she needed a place to keep her sleeping bags, The Smoking Gun reported. Apparently, the residents of a random house in Commerce wouldn't let Fowler keep her sleeping bags in their home.

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Garisoppa Silver Sunken WWII

Garisoppa Silver Sunken WWII - A Florida company says it has found sunken treasure worth an astounding amount of money. Odyssey Marine says it has located a World War II era ship that may have almost a quarter of a billion dollars worth of silver on board. It sits nearly three miles under water, deeper than the wreck of the Titanic.

The S.S. Garisoppa has been at it’s resting place on the sea floor for 70 years. SS Gairsoppa silver,

Mark Gordon is the president of Tampa based Odyssey Marine and was on board an Odyssey vessel when they found the wreck of the Garisoppa. SS Gairsoppa 48 tons of silver,

“And when the shipwreck comes into view for the first time and you are some of the people to see this in over 70 years, it’s pretty amazing,” he says. $38 million Gairsoppa,

The Garisoppa does not hold the same place in history that the Titanic holds, but it is of interest to Odyssey Marine and the British government.

“It was a cargo ship, it was carrying lots of interesting things of, most interest to us and probably our shareholders, it was carrying a lot of silver, potentially seven million ounces of silver,” Gordon says.

Seven million ounces of silver worth an estimated $220-million. greatest missing treasures,

Odyssey found the Garisoppa with the help of records kept by the German U-boat crew that sank it.

“Germans being meticulous record keepers really worked to our advantage in this case because, the U-boat actually recorded the precise location that they had targeted and sunk this ship and we found it not too far away from where they had reported the data,” Gordon says.

The cargo doors of the ship were blown off when it sank.

Odyssey was able to fly a remotely operated vehicle into the cargo hold and see crates of tea that were on the ships manifest.

They believe under the tea lies the silver.

“So we’re hoping we’ll be able to get in and neatly move the tea chests and pick up the silver bars,” Gordon says.

Odyssey has an agreement with the British government to split the treasure when it’s recovered.

Amazingly, even though it’s three miles under water, odyssey believes they can recover the silver with less than 90 days of work.

Odyssey Marine says the shipwreck is located off the coast of Ireland and is in international waters.

Their agreement with Britain allows odyssey to keep 80% percent of the treasure.

The British government and the insurance company that handled the claim in 1941 will get the remaining 20% of the treasure.

Prince Harry And Model Cara Delevingne Dating

Prince Harry And Model Cara Delevingne Dating - Prince Harry And Model Cara Delevingne – Party prince Harry was in top form last night, taking in a hot premiere packed with Hollywood starlets, then onto a fashionable London nightspot before leaving within minutes of a blonde model.

Prince Harry, who had been to see the latest Batman film, The Dark Night Roses, with his cousin Eugenie before heading to the Salon nightclub in Mayfair.

After Harry, who is known for his love of blondes, had partied until 4am he left the club within minutes of Cara Delevingne, a 19-year-old British model.

Prince Harry was reportedly careful not be seen with the Burberry model, who left first in a chauffeured car, followed by the 27-year-old royal who was surrounded by bodyguard.

Earlier, Harry gave the action film the royal seal of approval when he made a surprise appearance at the European premiere.

The 27-year-old royal made a surprise appearance at one of two premieres of the film tonight.

And then he went on to party until 4.15am in Mayfair at trendy nightspot Salon.

While Prince Harry joined his cousin Princess Eugenie at the Waterloo IMAX, a majority of the film’s stars were across the Thames at the main Leicester Square screening.

The young royal had dressed up for his cinema outing in a dark blue suit, white shirt and black shoes.

Once inside, he would have bumped into his cousin Eugenie, 22, who was attending with her waiter boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, 26.

The couple have been dating for over two years, but have a lot more low-key romance than Eugenie’s older sister Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark.

Prince Harry and Eugenie’s attendance at the IMAX premiere meant they were missing most of the action at the Odeon Leicester Square.

The whole cast of the movie, including Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were all in attendance at the West End screening.

Hathaway and Hardy are new additions to the franchise, playing catwoman and villain Bane respectively.

Speaking on the red carpet, Hardy said: ‘It was great. I got to fight Christian.’

And Hathaway admitted it was quite a challenge for her to play such an action role.

She said: ‘It took so much training. If you’re familiar with my other works, you’ll see that I’m not a natural bad-ass so it took a lot of work to get there

‘It was wonderful, it was such an honour. I love the first two Batman films.’

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Celebrity Love Advice

Celebrity Love Advice---Love advice of the famous: In the words of Pat Benatar and Jordin Sparks, love is a battlefield. No one knows this better than celebrities who have their relationships displayed for all to see in magazines and on the Internet.

Who better to guide us in our never-ending quest for love? Check out these tips from celebrities on relationships and love. Who said celebrities were that different from us anyway?

If you’re in a romantic mood…

“Real true love is like that, where it just creeps up on you when you’re not expecting it … Love is a wonderful, complex, exciting and yet, a sometimes terrible thing.

It will take you places that you didn’t know you could go inside yourself, and sometimes you get the gold, and sometimes you don’t. In love, ANYTHING is possible. Absolutely anything.” — Kate Winslet

“Sometimes, when we’re laying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us.

Even if one builds a life together based on trust, attentiveness and mutual support, I think that it’s important that a partner continues to surprise.” — Barack Obama (on Michelle)

If you want to find humor in your relationship…
“Being married means I can [break wind] and eat ice cream in bed.” — Brad Pitt (on Angelina Jolie)

“He’s the funniest, smartest person I know. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t bug me and I’m sure I bug him sometimes.” — Sarah Jessica Parker (on Matthew Broderick)

“The best smell in the world is that man that you love.” — Jennifer Aniston (on Brad Pitt)

If you want to stick to what’s important in the relationship…

“Sometimes I think [my husband] is so amazing that I don’t know why he’s with me. I don’t know whether I’m good enough. But if I make him happy, then I’m everything I want to be.” — Angelina Jolie (on Brad Pitt)

“Trust is really important, just in relationships in general. I really don’t like people that aren’t real people around me at all. I don’t like people that are ‘yes’ people. I don’t like people that tell me what they think I want to hear.” — Beyonce Knowles

“I believe that when you’re in love you have to pour your heart and soul out to your partner… or why bother? So in that sense I’m an incurable romantic when it comes to men.” — Cameron Diaz
“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” — Julia Roberts

“Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. ?If it’s not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long.” ?— Amy Grant

“Being married you have to have a good sense of humor! It’s a very important part of my life, and my marriage.” — Kate Winslet (on former husband Sam Mendes)

“I know I would sacrifice anything for my boys [husband David and sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz], including my career, even though I also know that they would never ask me to.” — Victoria Beckham

“If you love someone, you want to treat them, surprise them, remind them how you feel, whether that means a weekend away somewhere, or a bowl of fruit in the morning laid out in the shape of a heart. I know Victoria thinks I’m romantic like that.” — David Beckham

“It [deciding whether or not to be in a relationship] takes a lot of time, commitment and a choice. I’ve chosen this path [being single], but it’s not to say I’m not open to love or whatever comes my way. You never close doors.” — Rachel McAdams

Celebrity Love Advice

Celebrity Love Advice – Love advice of the famous, When it comes to love, everyone has an opinion. Can you guess which famous personalities, both modern and historical, offered the advice and insights featured on the following pages? We’ve provided a few hints here and there, but it still may be a challenge to match these celebrities with their thoughts on love. Good luck.

Woody Allen A famous movie director

The advice: Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good.
The clues: He started as a standup comic, but this writer/director/actor/musician is best known for quirky comedies that were often based where he lived, in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Maya Angelou A famous poet

The advice: Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
The clues: This “global renaissance woman” spread her wings to rise above poverty and prostitution to become a celebrated writer, educator, actress, filmmaker and civil rights activist. Her close friends included celebrities such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and the writer James Baldwin.

Delta Burke Gerald Mcraney A former TV star

The advice: If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: “I’m cheap!”
The clues: This actress and comedian is also a professional designer, which for her is a case of life imitating art, considering the TV series that made her famous. She has also been married to another famous actor since 1989.
Candace Bushnell A columnist-turned-author
The advice: Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
The clues: In a classic case of art imitating life, this writer channeled her own experiences as a hip, young, single New Yorker into a popular column, successful book, cult-classic TV series and hit movie franchise. Candace Bushnell cheating husband.
Agatha Christie A British novelist

The advice: An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
The clues: It’s no mystery why this British best-selling writer is so popular: Her work has intrigued and charmed readers since her first book was published in 1920. The Mousetrap
EE Cummings A 20th century poet

The advice: Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.
The clues: This American writer and painter is best known for his poems, which ignore conventional grammar, syntax and punctuation. the Enormous Room
Roald Dahl A children’s book author

The advice: It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
The clues: A fighter pilot during World War II, this British author wrote some of the best and most famous children’s literature of the 20th century, stories that often favored dark humor over happy endings. Several of his stories have also been adapted into films.
Sarah Dessen A modern-day writer

The advice: You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.
The clues: After college, this North Carolina author decided to stick with her waitressing job so she could focus on her writing. Now that she has penned a batch of best-selling novels for the teen set, most people probably would agree that she made the right choice.
Albert Einstein A well-known physicist

The advice: Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.
The clues: He was a well-known theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner. He was also probably the only scientist who was such a popular and instantly recognizable cultural figure, that people often stopped him on the street to ask him to explain his theories.
Fannie Flagg A hit screenplay writer

The advice: I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.
The clues: This Alabama native is a celebrated comedian and actress who has performed in films, on television and on Broadway. She’s also a best-selling author. Although dyslexic, she has published several novels.
Lady Gaga An eccentric pop singer

The advice: Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.
The clues: Although still in her mid-20s, this flamboyant singer/songwriter is already one of the best-selling music artists of all time, and Time magazine named her one of the world’s most influential people.
Judy Garland A Hollywood icon

The advice: For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
The clues: This star was born in 1922 and started in show business as a teen, making popular movies with Mickey Rooney. Before her tragic death at age 47 this actress and singer had won multiple awards, including an Oscar, a Tony and a Grammy.
Elizabeth Gilbert A popular memoir writer

The advice: To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow ― this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
The clues: Already a successful freelance writer, this author didn’t really hit the big time until she got divorced and went on a journey of self-discovery. The memoir she published about that year became an international best-seller and a movie.
Katharine Hepburn A legendary actress

The advice: It is the plain women who know about love; the beautiful women are too busy being fascinating.
The clues: Best known for playing strong and independent women, this actress’s career spanned more than 65 years and ranged from historical dramas to screwball comedies. As an actress, she romanced Cary Grant, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart and Robert Mitchum.
Victor Hugo A French romantic writer

The advice: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved — loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
The clues: In his native France, this writer is considered one of his country’s greatest poets. Around the world, he is best known for his classic novels, which have been adapted as films and, in one case, an award-winning Broadway musical.
Ursula K. Le Guin A famous fantasy author

The advice: Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
The clues: Best known for her science fiction and fantasy writing, this author has influenced many mainstream writers and has won honors ranging from several Hugo and Nebula awards to a National Book Award.
C.S. Lewis A best-selling fictional author

The advice: Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
The clues: This Irish writer attended Oxford University and later became a member of the faculty. He was a close friend of novelist J.R.R. Tolkien and, like his friend, is best remembered for a series of fantasy novels about life in a mythical world.
Shirley MacLaine An outspoken actress

The advice: It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk or running for office.
The clues: This award-winning actress is nearly as famous for her books on spirituality and outspoken political beliefs, as for her stage and screen roles. She won a Golden Globe for her first film role (which movie?) at age 21. Two years later, she received the first of many Oscar nominations. Downton abbey Shirley Maclaine
Bob Marley An iconic reggae singer

The advice: One love, one heart, one destiny.
The clues: Born in Jamaica and the “Third World’s first pop superstar,” according to Rolling Stone magazine, this artist turned reggae music into a global phenomenon.
Stephenie Meyer A vampire author

The advice: You are my life now.
The clues: She never planned to be a writer, but her tales of love between a vampire and a mortal captured the world’s attention. In 2009, she beat out another popular children’s author (J.K. Rowling), when four of her fantasy romances stayed on the best-seller list for 52 weeks.
Marilyn Monroe A blond bombshell

The advice: I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
The clues: Although this popular film star died tragically, she was an exceptional comedic actress. Married and divorced three times, it was insecurity that motivated her to keep searching for love. Marilyn Monroe cause of death Barbiturate · Drug overdose · Suicide.
Friedrich Nietzsche A German philosopher

The advice: It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
The clues: Named for a Prussian king with whom he shared a birthday, this noted philosopher studied theology in his youth but turned to philosophy after he lost his faith. Friedrich Nietzsche god is dead
Miss Piggy A popular Muppet

The advice: Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
The clues: This actress may be something of a ham, and her longtime boyfriend may seem like a frog prince at times, yet even in her relentless drive for superstardom she refuses to meekly submit to show-business puppet masters.
Tom Robbins A seriocomic author

The advice: We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
The clues: Born in North Carolina, this author found his way to the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s. His distinctive vision and original voice have endeared him to readers, yet his first novel, which was widely praised, sold less than half of its initial run of 5,000 hardcover copies.
Bertrand Russell A prize-winning writer

The advice: Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
The clues: Known primarily as a philosopher and social critic, this Englishman was also a noted mathematician and historian, and a prolific writer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Bertrand Russell anti war.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry A famous French writer

The advice: Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
The clues: This French aristocrat was both a famous writer and a pioneer in the early days of aviation. A national hero in France, he died during World War II when a plane he was flying disappeared over the Mediterranean. Antoine De Saint-Exupery quotes.
Dr. SeussA best-selling kids author

The advice: You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
The clues: Best known by the pen name he used when he wrote the imaginative children’s books that have helped generations of kids learn to read, this author was also a noted cartoonist and ad man. Dr. Seuss Rosetta Stone,
Mother Teresa A famous Catholic nun

The advice: If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
The clues: Universally admired, this woman spent more than half her life teaching and caring for the poorest residents of India’s slums. When she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She replied, “Go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa quotes.
Lily Tomlin A comedian-turned-actress

The advice: If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
The clues: This multi-talented actress and writer first gained fame doing stand-up and sketch comedy in clubs and on TV shows such as “Laugh In”and”Saturday Night Live.” She received an Oscar nomination for her first dramatic film role and has won Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards throughout her career. Lily Tomlin Eastbound and down.
Oscar WildeAn Irish poet

The advice: Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
The clues: This multi-talented Irish writer was a poet, essayist, novelist journalist and one of the most successful playwrights in late Victorian London. Despite his success as a writer, however, he led a wild life and died penniless in Paris in 1900. Oscar Wilde Famous Quotes

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Needles Found In Sandwiches On 4 Delta Flights

Needles Found in Sandwiches on 4 Delta Flights - Needles Found in Sandwiches, Delta Air Lines Inc. and the FBI are trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches served aboard four flights from Amsterdam. One passenger was injured.

The airline said that what appear to be sewing needles were found in five sandwiches on Sunday. One passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured, but the passenger declined to get medical attention, according to Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur. The other needles were on two flights to Atlanta and one to Seattle. Man who bit into needle put on anti-HIV meds, Delta needles sandwiches,

The FBI's Atlanta office has opened a criminal investigation into the matter, the agency said in a written statement. An FBI spokesman in Atlanta did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Baur said flight attendants stopped serving the sandwiches as soon as the needle was discovered. Messages went out to other flights en route from Amsterdam, where the sandwiches had been prepared by a catering company. Another sandwich served on the Minneapolis-bound flight also had a needle, Baur said.

After the needles were found, passengers got pizza instead.

Baur said security for its meal production has been increased and it is using more prepackaged food while the investigation continues.

"Delta is taking this matter extremely seriously and is cooperating with local and federal authorities who are investigating the incident. Delta has taken immediate action with our in-flight caterer at Amsterdam to ensure the safety and quality of the food we provide onboard our aircraft," the airline said in a written statement.

The sandwiches were made in the Amsterdam kitchen of catering company Gate Gourmet, and were to be served to business class passengers on Delta flights.

Gate Gourmet spokeswoman Christina Ulosevich said the company has gotten no reports of similar incidents on any of the other airlines it serves out of Amsterdam. She said the company did not yet know how the needles got into the sandwiches.

Gate Gourmet issued a statement saying, "We take this matter very seriously, and we have launched our own full-scale investigation." It also said it was "heightening our already stringent safety and security procedures, to prevent any recurrence."

source: yahoo

Dark Knight Rises Cheat Sheet

Dark Knight Rises Cheat Sheet - “The Dark Knight Rises” is a monumental, satisfying summation to Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster trilogy of Batman films. That, at least, is the consensus from the first round of reviews of the July 20 release. Warner Bros. has been screening the film quietly for a week or so, and the studio’s embargo on advance reactions was lifted, appropriately enough for a movie about a crime-fighter who prefers to lurk in the darkness, in the dead of night.

And when those who’d seen the film were free to write about it, the results for the most part were unqualified raves. dark knight rises trivia,

The Hollywood Reporter called it “big-time Hollywood filmmaking at its most accomplished.” The Playlist says it’s “critically important for America itself.” Predicted Variety, “Global [box-office] domination awaits.”

As Batman’s TV sidekick might have said back in the ’60s, “Holy hyperbole, Batman!” christian bale age,

And to borrow another catchphrase from that version of the Caped Crusader, Nolan sets his third film in a new Bat-time (eight years after the events of “The Dark Knight”) but he’s back on the same Bat-channel – which is to say, a characteristically doom-laden, haunted look at a man tortured by the double life he’s driven to lead. Dark Knight Rises rave reviews,

TheWrap will have reactions, a review by Alonso Duralde and more over the next few days – for now, I’ll just say that “The Dark Knight Rises” is dark and majestic, deliberate but thrilling. The two-hour-and-44-minute film has flaws, and it misses the sense of crazy fun that Heath Ledger’s Joker brought to Nolan’s second film, “The Dark Knight.” But it feels like a grand finale, and grand is an appropriate word. mitt romney bain bayne dark knight,

In the first North American review, which jumped the gun by three hours by going up at midnight Eastern time rather than midnight Pacific, Canadian critic Bruce Kirkland summed it up in his headline: “‘Dark Knight’ rises to perfect ending.” news: dark knight rises critic death threat,

The film, he wrote, “is a spectacular and thrilling conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy,” wrote Kirkland, who later added, “For audiences who want smart storytelling with their adrenaline rush, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ … is as profoundly moving as it is dynamic.”

Johnny Depp Engaged To Jennifer Grey

Johnny Depp Engaged To Jennifer Grey - It has been rumored for months but now it is declared to be official: Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have broken up. The couple, who never married, confirmed their split in a brief statement given by Depp’s publicist. The American actor and the French model have been together for 14 years and they have two lovely children, Lily Rose and Jack.

“Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children,” Johnny Depp’s publicist stated. The announcement marks the end of a romance that began in 1998 when Depp and Paradis met on the set of the supernatural thriller “The Ninth Gate.”

Even though the couple never really got married, Paradis was recently spotted wearing a diamond ring which was described as the size of the Ritz according to the “Guardian.”

For years, Depp and Paradis lived with what looked like an idyllic life by traveling between their island in the Bahamas, their villa near Saint-Tropez to France and their several other homes. In 2004, Depp told OK! magazine during an interview that a deep kind of love resulting in children cannot be planned.

“Fatherhood was not a conscious decision but now I have become the perfect example of all the paternity clichés I laughed at for years. I look forward to having more children. I’d have a hundred if Vanessa were willing,” the actor shared.

However, rumors started to spread and circulate that the couple’s relationship had suffered after they moved in to California from France. Just last month, Depp even denied the talk of a split. “The rumors are not true,” he said. “I can’t say enough about it not being over,” Depp added.

Before that, Depp also had a long string of romances in the past. The actor married and then divorced makeup artist Lori Anne Allison. Depp was engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey and Sherilyn Fenn.

Then, Depp also proposed to a 17-year-old Winona Ryder back then while having a tattoo that says “Winona Forever” on his arm to which he famously had altered to “Wino Forever” after their breakup. Afterwards, Depp dated model Kate Moss for four years before meeting Vanessa Paradis.

Cameron Diaz Engaged To Jared Leto

Cameron Diaz Engaged To Jared Leto – Cameron Diaz Engaged To Jared Leto, Cameron Diaz and Jared Leto got engaged in 2000, but decided to call it off in 2002. Cameron thought that Jared didn’t love her and so they called the engagement off. Cameron Diaz was born Cameron Michelle Diaz on 30 August 1972 in San Diego, California and is a successful actress who starred in such films as: “Shrek” (2001), “Shrek 2″ (2004), “Shrek the Third” (2007), “Gangs of New York” (2002), “In Her Shoes” (2005), and “What Happens in Vegas” (2008).

Cameron Diaz is one promiscuous lucky girl. She’s always got a hunk on her side, and they don’t usually stick around for long.

Her current fling is gorgeous Paul Sculfor, who reportedly shacks up at her Hollywood Hills mansion despite them dating for only a couple of minutes.

Let’s take a look back at one of her longer relationships—rock star Jared Leto. Both notorious daters, the couple actually spent FOUR years together. They were even supposedly engaged for a short time.

Serial Engagement Breakers

Serial Engagement Breakers – Romance can be a fickle thing, especially in Hollywood. And while celebrities get divorced left and right, some stars have the foresight to end their engagements before getting hitched. In fact, some people have ended more than one engagement. Click through to see who’s a member of the very exclusive club of serial engagement breakers.
Sure, Drew Barrymore may already be on her third marriage, but she almost made it down the aisle with two other guys. Lucky for her, she came to her senses and ended those relationships before things went too far. drew barrymore engaged leland hayward, drew barrymore engaged to jamie walters, drew barrymore married will kopelman,

Johnny Depp may have been partnered up with one lady for almost 15 years, but before that he had three failed engagements — which could explain why he never married the mother of his two children. johnny depp engaged to jennifer grey, johnny depp engaged to sherilyn fenn, johnny depp engaged to winona ryder,
Despite her many high-profile relationships, Cameron Diaz has never been married. She has gotten pretty darn close twice though; both happened years ago. cameron diaz engaged to matt dillon, cameron diaz engaged to jared leto, cameron diaz dating diddy,
Rose McGowan frequently finds herself partnered up with intense guys who seem to have a darker side. But even with two broken engagements, Rose is still on the hunt for real love. rose mcgowan engaged marilyn manson, rose mcgowan engaged robert rodriguez,
For whatever reason, Paris Hilton perpetually wants to marry every single one of her boyfriends. And after two close calls, all Paris has are two almost-weddings under her belt. paris hilton engaged to jason shaw, paris hilton engaged to paris latsis,
Michael Buble may sing songs that make you believe his life is all romance and fairytales, but before he finally got hitched, he almost had two other “I do’s.” michael buble engaged Debbie Timuss, michael buble engaged emily blunt, michael buble married luisana lopilato,
“Dancing With the Stars” pro, Karina Smirnoff has fallen into the trap of getting into quick engagements that never see an actual wedding ceremony twice. karina smirnoff engaged maksim chmerkovskiy, karina smirnoff engaged brad penny,
Ever since striking fame with “American Pie,” Tara has been in a lot of relationships, including two failed engagements and a fake marriage — which is more romantic drama than most people see in a lifetime. tara reid engaged to carson daly, tara reid engaged to michael axtmann,
After a failed marriage to Harry Hamlin, Nicollette has been broken off two very public engagements in the past five years. nicollette sheridan engaged Nicklas Söderblom, nicollette sheridan engaged michael bolton, Nicollette Sheridan Trial,
She may have been unlucky in love in the past, but Sophie Monk isn’t letting that get her down when it comes to finding the man of her dreams. sophie monk engaged benji madden, sophie monk engaged jimmy esebag,

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Shanghai Los Angeles Kitten

Shanghai Los Angeles Kitten - A 3-month-old kitten is being well-cared for Thursday after surviving a nearly 2,700-mile journey by sea from Shanghai, Kitten Travels 6,500 miles from Shanghai to L.A., China to Los Angeles without food or water.

The orange and white male kitten was discovered inside a freight container that arrived at a business in Compton from Wednesday. The manager of the business called the county department of Animal Care and Control, which brought the kitten to Carson Animal Care Center’s medical unit. Shanghai Los Angeles kitten,

The kitten “ate a good meal last night and slept soundly,” DACC Director Marcia Mayeda said.

The kitten woke up Thursday morning alert and responsive, which officials said was very promising for a kitten who was clinging to life just 24 hours ago. Kitten Travels 6,500 miles from Shanghai to L.A.,

Staff and volunteers have named the kitten “Ni Hao,” which is Chinese for “hello.”

Ni Hao is under quarantine and is being monitored as an animal entering the United States from another country. Officials say its unlikely he has received any vaccinations due to his young age.


Angers Crown Jewels

Angers Crown Jewels - French city demands English crown jewels over 1499 execution. A petition by the French city of Angers, located in the Loire Valley west of Paris, is demanding that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth turn over the British Crown Jewels as compensation for what it is calling a “state crime” that took place 513 years ago and ended the reign of the Plantagenet bloodline.

Angers was once the capital of the Anjou province and home to the House of the Plantagenets, a royal bloodline that produced such famous monarchs as Richard the Lionheart and Henry V. British Royal family worth £44 billion,

What is the “state crime” city officials are stating happened that would warrant the Queen of England’s Crown Jewels? The beheading of Edward Plantaganet, Earl of Warwick, on November 28, 1499, reports The Globe and Mail.

Edward Plantagenet was the nephew of King Richard III and his cousin, Edward of Middleham, was the royal heir. After his father was executed for treason and his cousin died of natural causes, the Earl of Warwick became the last legitimate male of the line, naming him heir to the throne at 10 years old. That designation was revoked upon the death of his aunt, Queen Anne. UK royals cost taxpayers $80M, 

Tudor Henry VII took the throne after slaying King Richard at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 and imprisoned the Earl of Warwick in the Tower of London. In 1499, in an attempt to rid himself of any rivals for the throne, Henry VII had the last Plantagenet beheaded, thus ending the royal bloodline. British royal family,

The petition by city officials, signed by hundreds of Angevins and sympathizers from around the world, believes it is entitled to compensation and asks for the Crown Jewels: 

”Today, the legacy of Plantagenet must return to his heirs and the Crown Jewels of England should be transferred to the Angevins….

As compensation for the dispossession of the rights of the Angevin dynasty and the political assassination of its last direct descendant, the signatories of this petition demand that the United Kingdom defer to the Angevins, moral heirs of the Plantagenets, the entirety of the Crown Jewels of England… The Jewels, after their release, shall be deposited in the Saint-Aubin in Angers to be seen and kept by the population.”

Theme Park Discounts Women Miniskirts

Theme Park Discounts Women Miniskirts - A combination theme park, resort and golf club in southern China has sparked controversy with its offer of discounted admission to women wearing miniskirts, reports Shanghai Daily. The Guilin Merryland Resort in Guangxi has promised half-price entry to women whose skirts measure 38 cm or less, according to Shanghaiist. Women with rulers ensured proper skirt length, and, no, shorts and dresses don’t count.

“The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,” Li Wenxing, deputy manager of the park, told Shanghai Daily. park china miniskirt half price entry,

Coincidentally (or not) a water-splashing festival is taking place at the park during the mini-skirt campaign.

Not surprisingly, as the paper reports, locals are a bit hot and bothered by the promotion, with residents believing it encourages bad behavior and vulgarity all in the name of making money.

This isn’t the first time a Chinese event attracted women with unique discounts. Last year, virgins were offered free entry into the Zhouluo Wild Osmanthus Fragrans Festival. 15 inch mini skirt,

Park China Miniskirt Half Price Entry

Park China Miniskirt Half Price Entry - A PARK in southern China is offering half-price entry to women wearing skirts shorter than 38 centimeters – an offer that has infuriated local residents. The Guilin Merryland Resort in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is holding a “Love Miniskirts” campaign over the next two months.

Footage aired on the local TV station showed female visitors in miniskirts lining up at the entrance to the park while female staff measured their skirts with rulers. 15 inch mini skirt,

Only miniskirts are eligible to qualify for the lower ticket price of 55 yuan (US$8.62). There’s no discount for women in shorts or dresses, the park said on its microblog yesterday. Theme park discounts women miniskirts,

“The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,” said Li Wenxing, deputy manager of the park, one of the country’s major tourist attractions.

Li said the activity had been held annually since 2007 and had been a great success. Visitor numbers, both men and women, soared during the campaign, he said.

The park also holds a water-splashing festival during the campaign where visitors can throw water over each other, including the miniskirted women. That attracted even more visitors, Li said.

But many Guilin residents have criticized the campaign as vulgar and catering to people’s lowest tastes in a bid to make money.

A resident surnamed Yao said the park was encouraging women to behave erotically to attract visitors.

Others wondered if the park would be offering free entrance if the women wore much less, or nothing at all.

“We have been hearing negative comments about the campaign since we launched it, but their numbers are decreasing every year,” Li said.

Zhuang Zhiming, a lawyer with Jiangsu Fazhize Law Firm, said: “I don’t encourage this kind of activity, nor do I oppose it because it violates no laws or rules.”

San Francisco To Pay Panhandlers $75/Week

San Francisco To Pay Panhandlers $75/Week - A creative proposal to find homes for needy dogs is facing some strong opposition from an unlikely source, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Beginning in August, the city is set to offer panhandlers up to $75 a week to stop begging and foster problem puppies from city animal shelters until the pups are ready for adoption.

The pilot program is called Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos, or WOOF. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the country. The program will pair ten dogs with people living in city housing, allowing the dogs to be socialized. San Francisco panhandling puppies, PETA Bribes San Francisco to End Puppy Panhandling Program,

But PETA claims that the program would put the animals at risk. They issued a statement which read, in part:

“The city is in essence experimenting with the lives of homeless animals and people. Many chronic panhandlers battle with addiction and mental health issues; dogs won’t be able to tell us if they were harshly scolded, randomly screamed at, smacked, scruffed, locked in a bathroom or closet, or otherwise mistreated.”

Center For HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI)

Center For HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) - A large federal grant awarded to Duke University will fund a highly focused program to discover how to induce the precise immune factors needed for effective vaccines against HIV. Barton Haynes, M.D., will be the Duke director of the seven-year grant for the Duke Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology-Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID).

Haynes previously led the original Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) consortium, the grant for which just ended in June 2012. Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI),

For its role in the new CHAVI-ID program, Duke will receive $19.9 million for the first year beginning this month, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). AIDS vaccine,

Scripps Research Institute was also selected as a second center to receive CHAVI-ID grant funding.

The CHAVI-ID initiative overall may receive as much as $186 million or more over seven years. Duke may receive more than $139 million in total over the same time period. HIV 34 million,

“Duke is deeply honored to be selected again, as we now build on all the progress made in the initial CHAVI grant and now focus the effort on design of immunogens capable of preventing HIV transmission and protecting people worldwide,” said Victor J. Dzau, M.D., Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of Duke University Health System. Merck's experimental AIDS vaccine fails,

NIAID originally established CHAVI in response to recommendations of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, a virtual consortium endorsed by world leaders at a G-8 summit in June 2004.

“We were privileged to have the CHAVI grant over the past seven years, and the work in this consortium helped us understand what needed to be done to make a successful AIDS vaccine,” said Haynes, who is also director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Frederic M. Hanes Professor of Medicine and Immunology. “The CHAVI-Immunogen Discovery grant will be used to learn how to do what we need to do.”

The CHAVI-ID grant now will focus on projects that are critical to creating the most effective vaccines for prevention, Haynes said.

Members of the Duke CHAVI-ID Scientific Leadership Group and their participating institutions who submitted the grant with Haynes are Andrew McMichael of Oxford University, UK; George Shaw, University of Pennsylvania; Bette Korber of Los Alamos National Laboratory; Garnett Kelsoe at Duke; and Joseph Sodroski and the late Norman Letvin of Harvard University.

Charlie Sheen and USO Donation

Charlie Sheen and USO Donation - The "Anger Management" star announced Monday that he will donate $1 million to the United Service Organizations (USO), which will go toward an entertainment facility for injured troops in Bethesda, Md.

The donation will mark the largest single contribution from an individual in the organization's history. Charlie Sheen and USO Donation,

"It's an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us," Sheen said of the donation. "They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I'm just happy that my work on 'Anger Management' can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."

The actor has pledged to donate 1 percent of the profits from his FX comedy "Anger Management" to the USO, with a guaranteed $1 million minimum.

The first installment of $250,000 will be donated in a private ceremony next week.

"The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily," Gen. John I. Pray Jr., executive vice president and joint chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, said of the donation. "His support is greatly appreciated, especially from our wounded warriors and their families."

The actor has been making efforts to harness his star power for philanthropic ends recently. Last week, Sheen entertained "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe's suggestion that he should become a judge on the singing competition, noting that he'd be up for it on the conditions that a) FX gave him the green light and b) "Idol" makes a significant donation to charity.

"If the numbers move the needle and 'Idol' matches 20 percent of my weekly salary for Autism Speaks, [the diabetes charity] JDRF, and the Boys and Girls Club ... then the hell with it. As we say, pour the smoke," told TMZ.

Last October, Forbes named Sheen the highest-paid actor on TV, noting that he'd raked in $40 million between May 2010 and May 2011.

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Best And Worst Paying Jobs

Best And Worst Paying Jobs - People’s career choices should be based on passion over paychecks-and that’s especially true for those who are educating America’s youth. But even if you’re pursuing a profession in education for the all right reasons-a desire to enrich the lives of students, you value the intangible rewards, you strive to give back to society and make a difference, etc.-you still have to wonder which are the highest- and lowest-paying positions in the field. And that’s not a bad thing, says Beverly Hardcastle Stanford, professor emeritus at Azusa Pacific University and co-author of Becoming a Teacher.

“People planning to go into education shouldn’t feel guilty about wanting to know which jobs or which states pay the best, because it is important to know that” she says. “But they should never base their decision to pursue, or not to pursue a job in education on the money. You need a better reason, like because you love kids and you want to make a difference in their lives. Those who work doing something they find meaningful get much more satisfaction than those who work for money. Teachers can change lives and it can be extremely rewarding.”

Forbes sifted through the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates to find the very best- and worst-paying education jobs in America. The BLS survey, which reflects May 2011 salary and employment data, calculates annual pay by multiplying an hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” 2,080 hours. For those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data. These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors for over 800 occupations.

We looked at the wage estimates for all 61 jobs in the Education, Training, and Library Occupations group to determine the highest- and lowest-paying positions.

It turns out most of the well-paying positions are postsecondary teaching jobs, for which a master’s degree or PhD is usually required. The lower-paying jobs tend to include those involving younger children or positions outside of the classroom. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t rewarding.

Colorado Dentist And HIV Risk

Colorado Dentist And HIV Risk - A Colorado dentist and oral surgeon put his patients at risk for contracting HIV and hepatitis due to unsafe injection practices, and state officials are set to notify patients who saw Dr. Stephen Stein over a 12-year period to inform them of their risk.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stressed that “there have been no infections linked” to the offices of Dr. Stein, who practiced oral surgery in Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Denver.

The state said patients who received IV medications, including sedation, at Dr. Stein’s offices “may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and/or hepatitits C.”

State officials learned of the HIV risk the dentist may have exposed his patients to following a report of unsafe injection practices at his offices.

“Upon investigation, it was determined syringes and needles used to inject medications through patients’ IV lines were saved and used again to inject medications through other patients’ IV lines,” the agency said in a statement. “This practice has been known to transmit infections.”

Anthony Kiedis Talks About Cher

Anthony Kiedis Talks About Cher - Rocker ANTHONY KIEDIS has constantly been the envy of his pals – because he once shared a bed with CHER when he was just a teenager. The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS star got to know the BELIEVE singer during his school years, because his father’s ex-girlfriend went out with Cher’s former partner SONNY BONO.

He explains, “I was 13 or 14 and Sonny and my father’s girlfriend CONNIE went out for the night.

“Cher was staying home and they asked her if she would watch me for the night. She said, ‘Yeah, he can stay in bed and you guys get home at three in the morning, come pick him up and take him away.’

“So I was laying there in the bed, I was like, ‘This is very wonderful ’cause I like this woman and she’s beautiful and she’s older and I’m young,’ and I’m just starting to have these feelings.

“She goes into the bathroom to change and the door kind of goes open. I’m going, ‘Okay, I can see her now. She’s undressing.’ She undressed and I was just there being very elated by the experience. She put on her nightie and she came to bed and we had a little chat.”

Kobe Talks Retirement

Kobe Talks Retirement - The thought first hit Kobe Bryant when the Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals — maybe Shaquille O’Neal was right. “I thought maybe I can’t win a title without Shaq. I thought that is my one opportunity and I blew it,” Bryant said. The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant talks in an interview with Yahoo!Sports’ Graham Bensinger.

History and Bryant, of course, proved Shaq wrong as the Lakers won two titles without the Big Diesel. But that is just one topic Bryant touches on in a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo!Sports’ Graham Bensinger.

Bryant said that the Celtics not only provided him with one of his lowest moments,but also one of the greatest in his 17-year career. Of all the games he has played since joining the NBA at age 17, rallying from a 15-point deficit in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals to win his fifth championship remains his greatest highlight.

“That was the hardest one,” Bryant said, pointing out that the victory came against four future Hall-of-Famers.

Bryant also reflected on the effects the dismissed sexual assault charges had on him in 2002. He said facing criminal charges changed his outlook on himself and what’s really important in life.

“That’s real pressure,” he said. “That’s life pressure. That’s not a game-winning shot where if you make it, you win and if you don’t you don’t. That (facing possible jail time) is real pressure. ”

Bryant, 34, also held fast to a comment he made during his first NBA season when he said that at age 35 he would be retired and “relaxing with his family overseas.”

“That’s still probably accurate. I don’t know if I will play longer than that,” he told Bensinger, adding that there are several things he can no longer do at his age.

“I don’t have the same motor,” he said.

Whitemargin Unicornfish (Naso annulatus)

The whitemargin unicornfish (Naso annulatus) is a tropical fish found throughout the Indo-Pacific. It can reach a length of 100 cm making it one of the largest members of the family Acanthuridae.

It is brown in color and has a distinguishing "nasal" protrusion. The tail is black surrounded by a white margin. It is often found in large schools off tropical reefs and feeds on zooplankton. The fish has two scutes on the left side. These are found on the caudal peduncle near the tail.


Surprising Celebrity Connections

Surprising Celebrity Connections - With publicity surrounding famous families, BFF cliques and industry party schmoozing, it's easy to assume that all famous people know one another. The connection is not always so obvious. See which of these prominent figures crossed paths with the elite or future elite on their way to fame.
Jennifer Aniston
The connection: The actress' late godfather was best known for playing a tough bald New York City lieutenant and for his role in a 1970 comedic war film. telly savalas
Danny DeVito
The connection: According to his now famous former roommate, DeVito was seldom at home. He spent most of his time away wooing his famous future wife. michael douglas,
Bethenny Frankel
The connection: The former "Real Housewives of New York City" star used to baby-sit the famous nieces of two other "Real Housewives" stars. paris and nicky hilton,
Al Gore
The connection: The former U.S. vice president and his Academy Award-winning ollege roommate spent time shooting pool, watching a popular sci-fi series and participating in tin can shooting contests, in which Gore fared better. Tommy Lee Jones,
Hill Harper
The connection: The author and "CSI: NY" actor called his former Ivy League law school classmate-turned-politician a great guy with a witty sense of humor and decent basketball skills. president barack obama,
Dustin Hoffman
The connection: The actor admits that he and his equally famous actor friend and former roommate initially signed up for acting classes in 1955 to meet girls. robert duvall,
Anthony Kiedis
The connection: The Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman revealed in his tell-all book that as a teenager a certain one-named pop singer and actress was his baby-sitter for one memorable night. cher, anthony kiedis talks about cher,
Brooke Shields
The connection: While a student at Princeton, the "Blue Lagoon" actress embarked on a new adventure by dating a future "Superman" star. dean cain,
Steven Spielberg
The connections: The award-winning director gave both of his goddaughters their big breaks with acting roles in a "Peter Pan" sequel and a film about a homesick extraterrestrial. gwyneth paltrow drew barrymore,
The connection: The former "Cosby Show" kid shared an apartment with a fellow Disney actress, though she claims to have spent more time with the actress' personal belongings than with the star herself. lindsay lohan,

George Zimmerman And Sexual Abuse

George Zimmerman And Sexual Abuse - According to USA Today, George Zimmerman And Sexual Abuse, new evidence released today includes an interview with a woman identified only as Witness 9 tearfully telling Florida authorities investigating George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen that he molested her for 10 years, starting when she was 6.

The woman, who was not a witness to the killing of Trayvon Martin, made her explosive statement to investigators for the state attorney in March, a month after the shooting.

He is out on $1 million bond. A judge had revoked his previous $150,000 bond in June when prosecutors showed that Zimmerman and his wife, Shellie, tried to hide their assets from the court.

The woman's 27-minute recorded interview is part of evidence released by prosecutor Angela Corey's office.

The woman, who said she is a relative of Zimmerman, recounts incidents that she said began when she was 6 and he was 8. She said the relationship began when she and her sister went to stay with Zimmerman and his family.

Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, had argued that the interview should not be released. O'Mara wrote in a motion that the statement "is not relevant" to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and would "serve to reignite and potentially enhance the widespread public hostility toward Mr. Zimmerman."

The woman, whose identity has not been disclosed, said her family and Zimmerman's family were always together.

She said the last incident occurred when she was 16 and they were both in a house his family owned in Lake Mary, Fla. She said he told her to lay on a bed, then laid down next to her and tried to massage her.

The woman said that in 2005, when she was 20, she told her sister that "something happened," but didn't provide details. Her sister told her parents, who confronted Zimmerman. At the time, he allegedly said, "I'm sorry," but they never discussed it further, she said.

Zimmerman's family wanted to sweep everything under the rug, the woman said. The families still got together, but she said Zimmerman stopped attending many of those functions.

She said she came forward now because, "For the first time in my life, I'm not afraid of him."

The woman told Sanford police in a telephone interview released in May that Zimmerman and his family are racist against blacks. In that interview, she refused to identify herself.

"Growing up he and his family always made statements that they did not like black people unless they act white," she told police.

But she said she never saw Zimmerman do anything specific that showed he was racist.

Source: stlamerican

Michael Clarke Duncan Heart Attack

Michael Clarke Duncan Heart Attack - Michael Clarke Duncan is in stable condition and on the mend after suffering a heart attack, the "Green Mile" actor's publicist told TheWrap.

"According to doctors, Michael Clarke Duncan suffered a myocardial infarction early this morning," a spokeswoman for the actor said. "He is now stable and we look forward to his full recovery."

Duncan, 54, was found in a state of cardiac arrest by his girlfriend, "The Apprentice" veteran Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. According to the site, Manigault-Stallworth discovered Duncan's condition slightly before 2 a.m. revived him by administering CPR. Duncan, who was nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his portrayal of death-row inmate John Coffey in 1999's "The Green Mile," most recently starred as Leo Knox in the Fox series "The Finder," which was canceled in May.

"The Finder" creator Hart Hanson tweeted Friday afternoon that he visited Duncan, who was in the company of Manigault-Stallworth and his former "Finder" co-star Geoff Stults.

"I just left MCD and @OMAROSA and @geoffstults at the hospital. MCD is a mighty spirit. Beam him your good thoughts for a quick recovery!" Hanson wrote. Duncan starred in a public service announcement for the American Stroke Association to raise awareness of strokes.

Source: yahoo

Monday, 16 July 2012

Paterno Family And Freeh Report

Paterno Family And Freeh Report - The following statement was issued by the family of Joe Paterno, following the release of the Freeh Report on Penn State's handling of the child sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

We are in the process of reviewing the Freeh report and will need some time before we can comment in depth on its findings and conclusions. From the moment this crisis broke, Joe Paterno supported a comprehensive, fair investigation. He always believed, as we do, that the full truth should be uncovered.

From what we have been able to assess at this time, it appears that after reviewing 3 million documents and conducting more than 400 interviews, the underlying facts as summarized in the report are almost entirely consistent with what we understood them to be. The 1998 incident was reported to law enforcement and investigated. Joe Paterno reported what he was told about the 2001 incident to Penn State authorities and he believed it would be fully investigated. The investigation also confirmed that Sandusky's retirement in 1999 was unrelated to these events.

One great risk in this situation is a replaying of events from the last 15 years or so in a way that makes it look obvious what everyone must have known and should have done. The idea that any sane, responsible adult would knowingly cover up for a child predator is impossible to accept. The far more realistic conclusion is that many people didn't fully understand what was happening and underestimated or misinterpreted events. Sandusky was a great deceiver. He fooled everyone – law enforcement, his family, coaches, players, neighbors, University officials, and everyone at Second Mile.

Joe Paterno wasn't perfect. He made mistakes and he regretted them. He is still the only leader to step forward and say that with the benefit of hindsight he wished he had done more. To think, however, that he would have protected Jerry Sandusky to avoid bad publicity is simply not realistic. If Joe Paterno had understood what Sandusky was, a fear of bad publicity would not have factored into his actions.

We appreciate the effort that was put into this investigation. The issue we have with some of the conclusions is that they represent a judgment on motives and intentions and we think this is impossible. We have said from the beginning that Joe Paterno did not know Jerry Sandusky was a child predator. Moreover, Joe Paterno never interfered with any investigation. He immediately and accurately reported the incident he was told about in 2001.

It can be argued that Joe Paterno should have gone further. He should have pushed his superiors to see that they were doing their jobs. We accept this criticism. At the same time, Joe Paterno and everyone else knew that Sandusky had been repeatedly investigated by authorities who approved his multiple adoptions and foster children. Joe Paterno mistakenly believed that investigators, law enforcement officials, University leaders and others would properly and fully investigate any issue and proceed as the facts dictated.

This didn't happen and everyone shares the responsibility.

Source: fox43