Friday, 31 August 2012

August 2012 Celebrity Quotes

August 2012 Celebrity Quotes - Those with a delicate disposition should skip forward now. jared loughner pleads guilty, olympic gold medals 2012, 2012 olympic controversies, helen gurley brown died, marvin hamlisch died, Olivia Munn — of Magic Mike and The Newsroom fame — has a strange way of dealing with stressful situations.


‘I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes,’ she told the New York Daily News. Her compulsive eyelash-plucking is a condition known as trichotillomania, which is the urge to rip out hair as a way of self-soothing. Not to be confused with that time you got carried away tweezing your eyebrows.

Forbes recently announced that Sofia Vergara is the highest paid actress on TV, earning $19 million this past year and edging out Kim Kardashian by $1 million. But do you know what’s more impressive/bigger than her bank balance? Her bra size, which is surely where she’s stashing all her millions. august 2012 celebrity quotes,

In the September issue of Allure magazine, Vergara reveals that her bra size is 32F (that’s big enough to house Surf Village), although she’ll opt for a 34DD in a pinch. ‘Nobody with real boobs usually has those measurements,’ the Modern Family actress explains before moving on to her derriere. ‘I don’t mind when the boobs get smaller. I don’t like when the ass gets smaller. In Latin America, if you don’t have a big ass, you’re nothing.’

Snoop Dogg has joined a long list of musicians to change their name in the hope of reviving their careers. He will now be universally known by the moniker Snoop Lion — as in King of the Jungle, hear him roar — and will also start making reggae music because, as he told a press conference, ‘I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated.’

Anyway, our choice quote doesn’t come from Snoop Wolf/Lion/Pegasus, it comes from Zach Braff who took to Twitter to mock the rapper: ‘People changing their name just to get press. So lame. Incidentally, my new name is Zach Lion Metta World Peace Dirty Money Cher.’

Karl Lagerfeld made headlines in February when he called Adele ‘a little too fat’ and now he’s gone and royally put his foot in it by dissing Kate Middleton’s scene-stealing sister Pippa. Unleashing yet another deathly nugget of bitchery, Karl told The Sun newspaper, ‘Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. I like that kind of woman. I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.’

Have you ever wondered why Victoria Beckham never smiles? In the September issue of Glamour, the 38-year-old fashion designer explains why she’s rarely photographed flashing her pearly whites. ‘I actually used to smile a lot in pictures. I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion,’ before adding, ‘Fashion stole my smile! I’ve created this person. And I’m not saying that’s not me, but I wouldn’t say that’s the whole me.’

That explains a lot and we can totally picture a hunched over Victoria, stroking her face, battling with this ‘other person’ she’s created, and uttering, ‘The thieves! The thieves! The filthy little thieves! Where is it? Where isssss it? They stole it from us. My ssssmile. Curse them! We hates them! Wicked, tricksy, false!’

Will Ferrell is pretty heartbroken over the recent breakup of human girl Kristen Stewart and her vampire boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Making an appearance on Conan, The Campaign actor couldn’t hold back his tears and wailed over the cheating scandal. ‘They were in love,’ a visibly distraught Ferrell sobbed. ‘And she just threw it all away!’

Conan O’Brien then attempted to calm down Ferrell, but he snapped inconsolably: ‘It’s not going to be fine, EVER! Never going to be fine! What they had was so special. You don’t even know! You would never know! She. . . is a trampire!’

The war between Elton John and Madonna has been taken to a new level after six whole months of uneasy ceasefire. Always the one to fire the first shot, Elton John lashed out at Madonna several times in an interview with Australia’s Sunday Night. ‘She’s such a nightmare,’ reeled the Rocket Man. ‘Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger c**t.’

He then went on (because there was really no stopping the train): ‘If Madonna had any common sense, she would have made a record like ‘Ray of Light,’ stayed away from the dance stuff, and just been a great pop singer and made great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to prove that she [could do it all] and she looks like a f***ing fairground stripper.’ Miaow.

Pamela Anderson was eliminated in the seventh week of Dancing with the Stars when she competed in 2010, but now that she’s been invited back for season 15′s all-star edition, she swears she’ll approach things a little differently. ‘I’ve sworn off men until November. . . [And I will] rehearse a lot more and try to stay out of trouble because I’m a self-sabotager,’ the bombshell man-eater told People.com. Competitors in the new DWTS include actress Kirstie Alley, ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone and 98 Degrees singer Drew Lachey. It will premiere on September 24th, which means two whole months of Pammy keeping her clothes on — think she can do it?

Sorry to leak this to you in the midst of Summer, but Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps have revealed that, on occasions, people do relieve themselves in the pool.

‘I think there’s just something about getting into chlorine water that you just automatically go,’ Lochte said on Seacrest’s radio show, while also joining in on the candid confessions, Phelps told the Wall Street Journal: ‘I think everybody pees in the pool. It’s kind of a normal thing to do for swimmers. When we’re in the water for two hours, we don’t really get out to pee.’ But it’s not a problem, because ‘chlorine kills it.’

If you haven’t caught TLC’s latest ratings grabber, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, then you’re missing out on the joys of gay pigs, farting, and ‘The Redneck Summer Games.’ You’re also missing out on Mamma Boo Boo comparing a certain body part of hers to a split open Hardee’s biscuit, but we’ll spare you that quote.

Anyway, this show is basically 30 minutes worth of sound bites, our favourites of which include Honey Boo Boo Child explaining that her pig is gay because ‘you can’t tell a pig what to do.’ There’s also some precious diet advice from 15-year-old ‘Chubs,’ who says ‘if you fart 12-15 times a day, you could lose a lot of weight, so I think I’m gonna lose a lot of weight.’

We don’t just love celebrities for their movies, music and revolving door relationships. No. We also love them for their insightful words of wisdom that always put a smile on our face.

Thanks to this month’s batch of celebrity quotes, our lives are now enriched with knowledge of Sofia Vergara’s bra size, Shia LaBeouf’s premature retirement, and an answer to the age-old question of ‘Is it normal to pee in a swimming pool?’

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Wife Swap $100 Million Sue

Wife Swap $100 Million Sue - Wife Swap Star Prostitution---Reality Show 'Wife Swap' For $100 Million: A former "Wife Swap" star has been arrested for prostitution at a New York Thruway service area in Pembroke, 30 miles outside of Buffalo.


YNN reports 20-year-old Alicia Guastaferro told investigators that she was paid to perform sex acts and spend the night with James D. Doyle, a 54-year-old attorney in Rochester.

State police told the news station that Doyle was "slumped over asleep" at the wheel of a parked car early Monday morning at the rest area.

Police say Doyle refused a field sobriety test and charged him with driving while intoxicated, patronizing a prostitute and providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21. According to the Democrat & Chronicle, Doyle has been convicted of DWI twice before.

Guastaferro, of Williamsville, is charged with criminal impersonation, prostitution, and possession of a controlled substance. She told troopers they were both drinking prior to their arrest, and that Doyle gave her a fake ID and bought her alcohol.

She allegedly told police that she's known Doyle for two years and that he calls her twice a month and pays her $500 to $700 for sex, the D&C reported. Gustaferro said she had not been paid Monday because he usually pays her in the morning.

Doyle, who previously served on the Greece Town Board, denies the charges. "I've been accused of allegations that are lurid, salacious and demonstrably false," he told YNN. "The young lady with me is a lady whose family I've known for two years.

I've known this young lady for two years. I've been to her home. She's visited my home with her mother and her father... There was absolutely nothing of a sexual nature with respect to our encounter, whatsoever, at all." Guastaferro was on "Wife Swap" in 2008 with her parents, according to Radar Online. In 2010, she sued ABC and its parent company Walt Disney for $100 million, claiming they poorly represented her on the show as a "spoiled brat."

The former teen beauty queen famously said on the episode that she feels "sorry for people that are not gorgeous people." Zap2It reports the lawsuit, which is still pending, claimed ridicule from her peers forced Guastaferro to changes schools and that she was suffering from panic attacks and suicidal tendencies.

Coffee Cut Bowel Cancer Risk 40 Percent

Coffee Cut Bowel Cancer Risk 40 Percent - Six cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of bowel cancer by 40 percent, Drinking several cups of coffee every day can significantly reduce the risk of bowel cancer, new research shows.Volunteers who downed four cups a day saw their risk of a tumour drop by about 15 per cent.


But those who got through six or more were up to 40 per cent less likely to fall victim to the disease.

Tea lovers, however, did not see any reduction in risk, scientists said. More than 40,000 people a year in the UK are diagnosed with bowel cancer. The disease has a high mortality rate - around 16,000 a year - because many victims ignore early warning signs and only seek medical help once the cancer has advanced.

Diets high in fat and red meat, as well as lack of exercise, are thought to be among the main risk factors. Some previous studies have hinted coffee could have a protective effect, although the findings have been inconclusive. daily cups of coffee can cut bowel cancer risk,

In the latest investigation, researchers at the US National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, looked at nearly 490,000 men and women who took part in a diet and health study from the mid-nineties onwards.

They analysed their eating and drinking habits and compared bowel cancer rates among coffee drinkers and non-drinkers. Coffee cuts bowel cancer risk,

The results, published in the latest American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed a small but significant fall in tumour risk among those on four to five cups a day. But the greatest benefits were seen when consumption topped half-a-dozen cups a day, with the risk plummeting by almost 40 per cent for certain types of tumour.

Previous studies have suggested five cups of coffee or tea every day could slash the risk of a brain tumour by around 40 per cent. And Japanese scientists found just one cup a day could nearly halve the risk of dangerous cancers affecting the mouth and gullet.

Dr Euan Paul, Executive Director of the British Coffee Association, said: ‘It is particularly encouraging to see that coffee consumption may lower the risk of bowel cancer given that over 40,000 men and women are diagnosed with it in the UK every year, making it the third most common cancer.’

But he stressed that pregnant women should follow NHS advice to moderate their intake of caffeine to 200mg per day from all sources, as it can increase the risk of miscarriage in high doses.

Caffeine can increase anxiety in some people and can alter your sleep patterns so you are not fully rested. Those suffering these symptoms are recommended to cut down their intake.

Coffee Cuts Bowel Cancer Risk

Coffee Cuts Bowel Cancer Risk - Coffee Cuts Bowel Cancer Risk, A new research has found that drinking several cups of coffee every day can significantly reduce the risk of bowel cancer.Several cups of coffee a day can significantly cut the risk of developing bowel tumours, a new study has claimed.

Those study participants who drank four cups a day saw their risk of a tumour drop by about 15 per cent. daily cups of coffee can cut bowel cancer risk, Coffee cut bowel cancer risk 40 percent,

But volunteers who downed six or more cups were up to 40 per cent less likely to fall victim to the disease, the Daily Mail reported. Coffee cut bowel cancer risk 40 percent,

Bowel cancer is responsible for high mortality rate - around 16,000 a year - because many victims ignore early warning signs and only seek medical help once the cancer has advanced. health benefits of coffee,

Diets high in fat and red meat, as well as lack of exercise, are thought to be among the main risk factors. celebrity cancer survivors,

Some previous studies have hinted coffee could have a protective effect, although the findings have been inconclusive. daily cups of coffee can cut bowel cancer risk,

In the latest investigation, researchers at the US National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland, looked at nearly 490,000 men and women who took part in a diet and health study from the mid-nineties onwards.

They analysed their eating and drinking habits and compared bowel cancer rates among coffee drinkers and non-drinkers.

They found a small but significant fall in tumour risk among those on four to five cups a day. But the greatest benefits were seen when consumption topped half-a-dozen cups a day, with the risk plummeting by almost 40 per cent for certain types of tumour.

"It is particularly encouraging to see that coffee consumption may lower the risk of bowel cancer given that over 40,000 men and women are diagnosed with it in the UK every year, making it the third most common cancer," said Dr Euan Paul, Executive Director of the British Coffee Association.

But he stressed that pregnant women should follow NHS advice to moderate their intake of caffeine to 200mg per day from all sources, as it can increase the risk of miscarriage in high doses.

Source: yahoo

Photos Of Young Mitt Romney

Photos Of Young Mitt Romney - Nine photos of a young Mitt Romney, photos of a young Mitt
Romney, As Mitt Romney prepares to accept the Republican nomination for president, here are nine photos of the candidate in his youth. Photos show GOP presidential candidate growing up as son of Michigan's governor.

Following Mitt Romney’s commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday night, it’s looking more and more like the son of former Michigan governor George Romney is a lock to be the Republican presidential nominee.


With that in mind, we unearthed some gems from the Grand Rapids Press print photo files that show little Mitt kickin’ it with his dad at the family home back in the 1950s. mitt romney age, 65 years · born March 12, 1947,

A little bio here: Willard Mitt Romney was born March 12, 1947, the youngest son of George and Lenore Romney, and was raised in Bloomfield Hills before serving as a Mormon missionary in France as a young man. mitt romney young,

His father was the 43rd governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, and the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1969 to 1973. mitt romney cash,

The photos in this gallery appear to have been given to the Press by the Romney family during the years when Lenore Romney was building up to an unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate in 1970.

The Republican primary in Michigan takes place next month, Feb. 28.



Tuesday, 28 August 2012

College Health Hazards

College Health Hazards - Did you know that kissing, showering, sleeping or snacking while studying could pose a health risk? Check out the illnesses and health hazards college students should be mindful of while mapping out their social lives and cramming for exams.


Mononucleosis
What is it? A disease caused by an infectious virus epstein barr virus that typically affects adolescents and young adults.

How is it contracted? Through a cough, sneeze, sharing food utensils or during a form of affection that earned the disease this nickname kissing disease.

Symptoms: If these flu-like symptoms mononucleosis symptoms fever aches sore throat last for more than a week, see your doctor.

The solution: Plenty of rest and fluid intake. A traditional Chinese herb Astragalus is also known to assist the body in fighting the infection.


Bedbug bites
What are they? Small non-flying insects that feed off humans and animals.

How are they contracted? They lurk (where are bed bugs found) and bite and suck the blood of sleeping humans.

Symptoms: Can be easily mistaken for other types of insect bites, but there are some distinguishing symptoms bed bug bite symptoms to help during diagnosis.

The solution: Typical anti-itch ointment can be used for the bite, but treating the infestation bed bugs treatment will take a bit more work.


Athlete's foot
What is it? A highly contagious fungal infection of the skin, also known by this name ringworm of the foot.

How is it contracted? Person-to-person contact, typically in locker rooms, swimming pools or through contaminated socks athlete's foot symptoms itching stinging burning.

Symptoms: Many experience no symptoms, while others exhibit these signs of discomfort.

The solution: Wear flip-flops in the shower and around swimming pools for prevention. A common household product athlete's foot apple cider vinegar also can provide relief.


Sexually transmitted diseases
What are they? Common infections caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses (which are the most common? common stds).

How are they contracted? Typically contracted through sexual intercourse and passed from person to person in blood, semen or vaginal fluid.

Symptoms: Vary depending on the disease, but there are some common signs Common STDs and Their Symptoms.

The solution: Different diseases require different treatments (such as? sexually transmitted diseases treatments), but the best solution is prevention by using condoms (which protect from what? condoms preventing stds) or abstinence.


The Freshman 15
What is it? The number of pounds reportedly gained during a student's first year at college.

How is it contracted? There is more to it than an increase in appetite. See the common causes freshman 15 eating alcohol stress.

Symptoms: Watch your midsection for this familiar sign muffin top that your weight is on the rise.

The solution: This battle of the bulge can be conquered through calorie control and exercise (see more helpful tips freshman 15 solution).


Influenza
What is it? A contagious airborne virus that affects the respiratory tract. In 2009, this new strain swine flu caused the first flu pandemic in 41 years.

How is it contracted? Spread by transferring fluids from the cough or sneeze of a sick person to your system with your hands.

Symptoms: Fever, cough, chills, sore throat and fatigue are common symptoms that could develop into life-threatening medical complications life-threatening influenza symptoms.

The solution: Wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Over-the-counter medication is a great start, but some prefer to fight it off using vaccinations or natural home remedies at-home flu remedies.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Jordan Addison Bullied $10,000 In Free Car Work

Jordan Addison Bullied $10,000 In Free Car Work - Jordan Addison, a student at Radford University in Radford, Va., is no stranger to dealing with homophobic vandalism.Jordan Addison Bullied $10,000 In Free Car Work, Over the course of just three months this year, reports WDBJ, Addison's car has been damaged four times. Vandals have keyed homophobic slurs into the side, painted impossible-to-remove hate speech on the panels, and caused other damage totaling around $2,500 -- an amount Addison couldn't afford to pay to have the car fixed.


Luckily for Addison, he didn't have to. Jordan Addison gay car, quality auto paint and body roanoke,

A group of business owners in nearby Roanoke united to fix his car, spearheaded by Richard Henegar, Jr., the manager at Quality Auto Paint and Body. quality auto paint and body roanoke,

“Once I saw the vandalism that was done to it, I said, that’s uncalled for. We’re gonna fix your car." Henegar told WTVR of Addison's car. "That’s the least we can do." Jordan Addison bullied $10,000 in free car work,

And 10 local businesses did much more, pitching in to donate more than 100 hours worth of work, in addition to donating parts and some serious upgrades to the car. jordan addison gay car,

WTVR reports the more than $10,000 of work left Addison "speechless" and grateful.

Other businesses that contributed to the effort were Parts Unlimited in Vinton, Advance Auto Parts, Moon's Auto Body, Rice Toyota, Val's Automotive, The Rod Shop, B&C Exterminating, Twists & Turns, AJ's Landscaping and Sunnybrook Auto Spa.

Source: huffingtonpost

Angry Birds Space 20 New Levels

Angry Birds Space 20 New Levels - A new, Angry Birds Space 20 New Levels, angry birds space mars curiosity rover, Martian-themed batch of bird-hurling action is ready for launch, with the Red Planet update deployed to iOS and Android editions of Angry Birds Space.


The game's continued association with space exploration agency NASA means that three hidden Curiosity rovers and landers are tucked away throughout the 20 levels. angry birds space mars curiosity rover,

NASA's statement credits Angry Birds Space with introducing players to the concept of microgravity. "It's a great way to introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way," said David Weaver of the NASA communications department. Angry Birds Space Mars rover,

Certainly, Angry Birds' ubiquity and portability give it a leg up over other equally fascinating projects such as the PC's spaceship construction game Kerbal Space Program and the star system creation kit
Universe Sandbox.

Source: yahoo

Beanie Baby Billionaire Gives $20,000

Beanie Baby Billionaire Gives $20,000 - Who says men don't listen to directions? Beanie Baby Billionaire Gives $20,000, Ty Warner, the Beanie Babies billionaire of Ty Inc., found himself lost in Santa Barbara, Calif. this summer and pulled into a parking lot to ask someone for directions.


At the time, resident Jennifer Vasilakos was in the lot raising money for a stem cell treatment she needed, and the two got to chatting about her health condition. Vasilakos' kidneys failed in 2011, and she had been rejected for a kidney transplant because of a previous bout with skin cancer.

According to her blog, she spent 14 hours a week in dialysis and hoped to raise enough money to undergo the procedure at a hospital in another country, since no U.S. hospitals performed autologous stem cell treatment.

After getting his driving directions, Ty cut her a $50 check and promised to be back with more. When Vasilakos received a $20,000 check in the mail, she broke into tears. On her blog, she describes how it felt to receive Warner's letter:

It was the type of letter you keep forever, and accompanying it was the check. A check that could change my life in an instant. Streaming tears of relief and amazement fell uncontrollably from my eyes, as I walked out of the room back towards the exit. I was flooded with indescribable emotion.

After an initial hiccup (authorities were worried the check had fallen into the wrong hands), the funds were released and she was able to book her airline tickets.

In a statement released Tuesday, Warner explained that his donation wasn't just about Vasilakos' immediate need. Instead, he also wanted to raise awareness about alternative treatments like stem cells. From the release:

After I serendipitously met Jennifer, I further educated myself on her stem cell needs. I was shocked that this particular type of treatment wasn't available to her in the U.S. ... My hope is that we can bring this lifesaving treatment to the forefront so that it can become more readily available and provide alternatives for people like Jennifer.

Warner's generous gift was a huge boon to both Vasilakos' bottom line and belief system. In a blog post published just days before her encounter with Warner, she had agonized over why people who personally knew her wouldn't donate to her website:

I wonder what people think, when they visit my fundraising page. What makes them decide to donate or not to donate? Especially the people, who personally know me. If someone I knew (even if for only 5 minutes), asked me to donate to save his or her life, then I would likely open my wallet on the spot and give at that very moment. So, I can’t help but wonder why everyone doesn’t do this. What stops them? What compels others to instantly give?

Vasilakos left California Aug. 19 to receive her treatment, and will release the country and hospital where she was treated when she returns. The hospital was selected by the International Cellular Medicine Society.

Source:  huffingtonpost

Celine Dion's Ile Gagnon House For Sale $29 Million

 
Celine Dion's Ile Gagnon House For Sale $29 Million - Celine Dion's Ile Gagnon House, The singer’s 24,000 square-foot custom-built chateau on the private island of Ile Gagnon is reportedly the most expensive residence up for sale in Quebec. celine dion’s ile gagnon house for sale +$29 million, ile gagnon canada,

Mitt Romney Journey Concert

Mitt Romney Journey Concert - Mitt Romney Journey Concert, If you want to connect with the poor and middle class of America you should definitely follow Mitt Romney’s lead and pay the band Journey $500,000 to play a private gig at a campaign event. After all nothing says “fight wasteful spending” like a half-million dollar concert.


The Journey concert is set to take place on Thursday night at a private fundraising party in Tampa, Florida. The event is being held in the midst of the Republican National Convention and will include a 90-minute set from the famed musicians.

Here’s the best part, Journey is not offering any type of political support for Romney and have said it is just another paid gig.

What might make the concert most amusing is the fact that Michaele Salahi will be in on hand. Salahi and Journey rocker Neal Schon have been an item for the better part of a year.

Journey won’t be the only act in attendance, also making an appearance at the RNC are Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock among other famous faces.

Even the Huffington Post is getting in on the act by offering free yoga to delegate through the “Oasis” which will be held outdoors from Monday through Thursday, hurricane weather permitting.

As for the RNC convention itself? The events main kickoff events have been moved to Tuesday as tropical storm Isaac prepares to touch down in the state on Sunday afternoon.

Here’s to hoping that Mitt Romney soon changes his campaign slogan to “don’t stop believing.”

Do you think Mitt Romney’s Journey concert is proof that he has no concept of the average family’s plight in America?


Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/312926/mitt-romney-drops-500000-on-private-journey-concert-for-rnc/#YXd854q208m7vjMz.99

Just Because Day August 27

Just Because Day August 27 - Just Because Day August 27, Today is Just Because Day. Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason.Today is Just Because Day. Finally, you have a chance to do something without a rhyme or reason. Most often in life, we do things because we have to, or we want to, or it's expected of us. None of those reasons apply today.


Is there something you'd like to do, but there isn't a reason or logic for doing it? Well, today is the day to go out and do something "just because". It is most enjoyable if it is an uncommon, or unexpected activity or action. Perhaps, you have something in mind. If not, just go with the first thing that comes to your mind. "Just because" activities often come from a "whim" or a "what if I" type of thought. We know you will quickly get the hang of this day, and have a lot of fun with it.

To get you started, here are some of our suggestions for Just Because Day :

  • Take an unplanned day of vacation
  • Visit someone you haven't seen in a while
  • Knock on someone's door and compliment them for their great lawn
  • Skip, don't walk
  • Spin a wheel, and bicycle in the opposite direction of where the arrow points.
  • Buy something you don't need.
  • Jump in a puddle
  • Walk backwards 
Source: http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/justbecauseday.htm

Sandra Lee Bought House In 2008 For $1.22 Million

 
Sandra Lee Bought House In 2008 For $1.22 Million - Sandra Lee & Andrew Cuomo, The celebrity chef and her politician boyfriend have been spotted gardening and shoveling snow in the yard of their two-story, four-bedroom clapboard colonial. sandra lee + bought house in 2008 for $1.22 million, sandra lee and andrew cuomo house in mount kisco,

Preston Hollow High-Profile Residents

 
Preston Hollow High-Profile Residents - The NBA team owner and his family reside on a gated 6.83 acres in a 24,000-square-foot home that includes ten bedrooms and thirteen bathrooms. preston hollow high-profile residents, mark cuban house in dallas,

Bloombergs House In Bermuda $10 Million

Bloombergs House In Bermuda $10 Million - Bloombergs House In Bermuda, Michael Bloomberg started his New York City story sweating in his underwear in Salomon Brothers’ vaults.And in a little over 20 years he turned a $10 million severance package from that now defunct bank into a multi-billion dollar company Wall Street can’t live without.


The inspiring journey, with plenty of highs and lows, is one of a man who enjoys both success and philanthropy.

His current gig is only paying him $1 per year, but it’s not like he needs the money. According to Forbes, he’s now the 11th richest man in the world.

Michael Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day, February 14, 1942 near Boston, Massachusetts.

He grew up in a middle class home in Medford, MA.

His father worked seven days a week as an accountant at a local dairy to to provide for his family of four.

Bloomberg graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1964 with a degree in electrical engineering.

After graduating from Johns Hopkins, he received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Two years later in 1966, during the height of the Vietnam war, he applied to the Officer Candidate School of the US Armed Forces, but was rejected for having flat feet.

“We slaved in our underwear, in an un-air-conditioned bank vault, with an occasional six pack of beer to make it more bearable. Every afternoon, we counted out billions of dollars of actual bond and stock certificates to be messengered to banks as collateral for overnight loans. By the 1980s such practices would be as quaint as the horse-drawn carriage.”
In a 10 foot by 10 foot rented room, Bloomberg put his Johns Hopkins University electrical engineering degree to work.

He invested $4 million of his $10 million Salomon Brothers severance package into his start-up.

His company was originally called Innovative Market Solutions, and consisted of four others, who collaborated to create and program a computer terminal that let traders stay informed about the Treasury bond market.

Source: http://todaynewsgazette.com/bloombergs-house-in-bermuda-10-million/

Most Expensive Home In The World Antilla $1billion

Most Expensive Home In The World +Antilla +$1Billion - Most Expensive Home In The World Antilla $1billion, Owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, “Antilla” is the world’s most expensive home valued at $1 Billion. The 27 story, 400,000 sq/ft home is located at the Altamont road, in South Mumbai, an area where land prices are estimated at US$10,000 per square meter. The majestic mansion stands 570 feet tall above ground and is considered one of the tallest structures in Mumbai. The 60-storey building includes 27 habitable floors, including six parking floors for capacity upto168 cars.


Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilla

The luxury amenities include a well-equipped movie theater with seating capacity for 50 people, a health club and a stunning pool. Several gardens and terraces glorify the buildings architecture while three helipads on the roof, an in-house garage, and nine elevators enhance the comfort of living to huge extents. Designed by Chicago based architects “Perkins and Will”, the luxurious home is also built to the highest safety standards, and can easily endure an 8-richter scale earthquake. The splendid interior details include a traditional lounge with stunning decoration, a ballroom equipped with designer lighting, and an ice room infused with artificial snow flurries, three floors of hanging gardens and a completely furnished lobby. Described as the “Taj Mahal of the 21st century”, Antilla is well maintained by a dedicated staff of 600 people.

Mukesh Ambani’s house

The home that we look at has been built in one of the prime areas for real estate in the port of city of Mumbai, India. This tower has 6 floors for vehicle parking, a majority of which houses Mukesh Ambani’s fleet of luxury vehicles apart from the 600 member staff quarters and multiple floors for the members of Ambani’s family. Each floor has been designed on a different theme based d├ęcor with all modern luxuries included, along with capabilities to meet its own energy requirements which by no means are meager.

Facilities include a ball room, green room, rest rooms for staff, and indoor and outdoor bars to having a relaxing time in. All of these features along with land valuation have ensured that this tower happens to be the most expensive in the world, costing close to $2 billion in total worth, which perhaps is befitting the profile of the world’s 5th richest man. But following recent news, this mansion has come under the scanner of legal authorities in India, for several legal roadblocks that this property has run into, primarily financial. However, after investigations, it has emerged that there are several legal loopholes which have been bypassed for acquiring the land on which it stands.

Most expensive house

Sources mention that the land was allotted for educational and charitable purposes, for educating Muslim children under the umbrella of the Wakf board in India. For all those who wouldn’t know, Wakf under Islamic law is an asset which is specifically set aside for charitable purposes as had been the case here. But legal scrutiny has exposed that the land was acquired illegally by the owners of the Antilla tower, by paying a cost which is multiple times lower than the standard rate set for real estate in that area, and also bypassing several other legal hurdles.

According to the state chairman of the Wakf board N.D.Pathan,

“Some trustees got permission from the charity commissioner and sold the house to Mr. Ambani. The Wakf Board tried to recover the land but Mr. Ambani went to court and obtained a stay from the Bombay High Court.”

Also the state minister for minority affairs, Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan has requested that the case for the same be handed to the Central Board of Investigation (CBI) for scrutiny as the case has snowballed into a major issue. In terms of aesthetics of the overall building, there have been contradictory assessments from noteworthy sources such as writer Shobha De who says, the Antilla is the Taj Mahal of the 21st century. On the other hand, the ‘book-stack’ exterior structure hasn’t gone too well with designers either, and the spending which has been opulent at the least, has been criticized because of a vast majority of the population of Mumbai, live under sub-standard conditions, not too far away from the other.

Most expensive house”Antilla,” is the world’s most expensive home valued at $1 Billion

As we admire and stand in awe of the luxuries that the mighty surround themselves in, we tend to overlook some of the other aspects of their lives which are surely not befitting of such iconic figures. Apart from this criticism, our admiration of the Antilla still remains untouched, largely.

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