Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Touching rescue of horse stuck in quicksand

Touching rescue of horse stuck in quicksand

Touching rescue of horse stuck in quicksand, Dramatic horse rescue in Australia, Nicole Graham stayed by her beloved pet Astro's side for hours while officials worked to pull him out. Rescuers needed hours Sunday to pull Nicole Graham's beloved horse Astro out of the mud in Geelong, Australia. But the 17-year-old weathered his ordeal well, leaving all involved more than pleased with the outcome.

Sleeping Hummingbird Snores Away

Sleeping Hummingbird Snores Away
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Sleeping Hummingbird Snores Away, And You Thought Your Hubby Snored Loudly?, Video: This hummingbird does more than just hum while it's sleeping. Maybe a visit to the nose doctor is in order? Somebody get that hummingbird a nasal strip. It sounds a bit congested. 

"Bachelor" Star Slams "Manipulative" Finalist

"Bachelor" Star Slams "Manipulative" Finalist

"Bachelor" Star Slams "Manipulative" Finalist, Bachelor' Star Kacie Boguskie Thinks "Manipulative" Courtney Robertson Wins Ben Flajnik's Heart. Nikki Hangs Out with Wendy, Tea Party with Taylor. 

Carrie Underwood's Two Hot Black Dresses

Carrie Underwood's Two Hot Black Dresses

Carrie Underwood’s Two Hot Black Dresses, Carrie Underwood's two stunning looks, The singer dons a gorgeous gown with a plunging neckline, and another with a fun detail. Carrie Underwood steps out Tuesday night in Nashville rocking not one, but two super sultry black dresses. Which do you like best? Plus, what do Anne Hathaway and Lindsay Lohan have in common? And, Taylor Swift gets caught without makeup and still looks pretty great!

Restaurant apologizes to lesbian couple

Restaurant apologizes to lesbian couple

Restaurant apologizes to lesbian couple, Lesbian couple gets an apology and free drinks after being booted from Arizona restaurant, The duo's ejection from an Arizona establishment for kissing sparked Internet outrage. Kenyata White and Aeimee Diaz were celebrating their anniversary at the American Kitchen & Wine Bar in downtown Phoenix this week when they were suddenly asked to leave the restaurant for "inappropriate behavior." But after an uproar on Facebook and other social media sites, the lesbian couple has been welcomed back with open arms -- and free drinks. A Lesbian couple is kicked out of a Downtown hotel after sharing a kiss:


The Arizona Republic reports that the couple was asked to leave the restaurant, which is in the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, after the two women were seen hugging and kissing at their table. A manager approached them to tell them their behavior was "inappropriate," and making other customers "uncomfortable."

"My partner and I were reminiscing," White told the Arizona Republic. "I had my arm around her neck, and she had her hand around my waist. I gave her a hug for about a minute, pulled myself away to give her a quick kiss, and then we continued talking."

White posted about the incident on her Facebook page and received an overwhelming response of support from the online community. Representatives of the hotel then met with the couple to apologize for the incident.
"We had the opportunity to meet with the couple late (Tuesday) to listen to their story and better understand their view and how they felt," hotel General Manager Leo Percopo said in a statement. "We had a collaborative conversation, and both parties are taking this incident seriously. Together, we have identified opportunities in which both parties can unite and work together to foster diversity awareness."

White said the couple was not only invited back the next day, but offered free drinks as partial recourse.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton also posted on his Facebook page about the incident, writing: "In our city, diversity is our strength and we support our LGBT friends, family and neighbors. We fully expect the Sheraton, which also has committed their support to our LGBT community, to work with Equality Arizona and resolve this issue in a professional way with their staff. Let's be completely clear -- Phoenix is a gay-friendly city and we welcome the LGBT community, not only because it is good business but also because it's the right thing to do."

This was not the only incident of public discrimination to impact a lesbian couple this week. The Washington Post reports that a woman attending her mother's funeral at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was denied communion when the Rev. Marcel Guarzino told Barbara Johnson that she and her partner were living in sin. Guarzino then walked out on Johnson's eulogy and did not attend burial services. While Johnson has received a formal letter of apology from another member of the church, she said she is still insisting that Guarzino be removed from the parish.

Still, this has also been a week of positive news for gay and lesbian couples. Yahoo! News' Liz Goodwin wrote on Monday about a gay Marine's homecoming kiss that has since gone viral.

via: yahoo

Buzz over unknown 'DWTS' contestant

Buzz over unknown 'DWTS' contestant

Buzz over unknown 'DWTS' contestant, Meet Katherine Jenkins, New 'Dancing With the Stars' Contestant, Katherine Jenkins isn't a household name in the U.S., but she has a very colorful past. "Dancing With the Stars" is back for its 14th season, and one cast member will be hitting a high note, literally. Katherine Jenkins is a Welsh opera singer who may not be a household name in the U.S., but in the U.K., she’s a huge star. Searches on the Web for the singer have already been topping the charts. Here's what you’ll need to know about the contestant.

She’s an opera superstar. The mezzo-soprano has topped the charts as a classical music diva: She’s sold the most opera albums in the U.K., and six of her albums have topped Britain’s classical charts. She’s also a crossover artist who excels in pop songs, operatic arias, and musicals.

She’s rich. Thanks to all those record sales, the singer is one of the U.K.’s wealthiest young people. The Sunday Times Rich List in 2010 estimated her net worth at more than $14 million.

She’s also a model. The blond beauty has graced the fashion runway as well as the opera stage. According to RadarOnline, before her singing career took off, she tried a career in modeling, and was named the Face of Wales 2000 and walked the runway in 2007 for Naomi Campbell's Fashion Relief fundraiser.

She’s single. She recently broke from Welsh TV host Gethin Jones after their two-year relationship. Late in December, she said on Twitter, “Sorry for being quiet of late, its just that I have some very sad news. Geth & I have decided to go our separate ways. We are both beyond brokenhearted. All your hugs & support will be much appreciated. xxx”

Watch Katherine's latest music video for her single "Break It to My Heart":



via: yahoo

Controversy over Whitney Houston card

Controversy over Whitney Houston card

Controversy over Whitney Houston card, Tasteless Whitney Houston Greeting Card Pulled From Target, A greeting card that makes a rude reference to the late singer’s personal life is pulled from stores. Target retailers have removed from its shelves a greeting card that makes fun of Whitney Houston's choices in men. The card's inside text advises women to be more selective when picking mates. "Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston," the card reads.


Jordin Sparks: I Taught Whitney Houston How To Dougie

Bobby Brown, Houston's estranged ex-husband, is believed to be the inspiration behind the card's "bad boy" reference. Houston and Brown were married for 14 years and divorced in 2007. Houston had accused Brown of domestic violence, and some blame Brown for Houston's downward spiral.

A backlash began when a picture of the card appeared on Reddit.com after Houston's death. The card, however, was released before Houston died.

A spokesperson for Target said the company immediately responded to complaints. "The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston's death," the spokesperson told TMZ. "As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

Kelly Clarkson and Tamyra Gray Sing Whitney Houston's "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)"

Houston was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11.

via: yahoo

Grace Trautner mimics NFL prospects

Grace Trautner mimics NFL prospects


Grace Trautner mimics NFL prospects, Three-year-old girl mimics NFL prospects, Three-year old Wisconsin girl excels in combine drills, Grace Trautner watches the scouting combine on TV and copies every move. If the disappointing drills run by Vontaze Burfict, Cliff Harris, and Courtney Upshaw at this year's scouting combine left you will a hollow feeling, we hope that this video will allow you to re-affirm your love of the pre-draft process. Our scouting eyes are all agog, because this kid is a real tiger.

National Football League, we would like to introduce you to 3 1/2-year old Grace Trautner from Wisconsin. She's a Packers fan, of course, and her father, Duane, filled us in on the rest of the scouting portfolio. First, we're encouraged that she's got some old-school Ditka-style in her NFL preferences.

"This started with Grace calling [the players at the combine] with long hair or earrings girls," Duane said. "Then, she just joined in on the fun."

So, was this just a kid mirroring what she saw on television? No way. Grace is a hardcore fan, and according to Duane, "She is NOT happy that it's over and can't wait for training camp to start. And yes, she will be in Green Bay to take it in."

Good call. We see some Clay Matthews here, both in hair length and nascent pass-rush ability. And that burst at the end of the drill? If she starts on the 40-yard dashes, she might be able to just run out of the building, Deion Sanders-style. You can see in the video that Grace has already foregone her kindergarten eligibility and committed to the 2013 scouting combine -- the rest of you prospects out there had best be eating your Wheaties if you want to match up.

Duane also told us that Grace's 7-year old sister is getting in on the action, though there's no footage just yet. Get on that, Duane! "Thank God I didn't have boys," Duane told us. "These little girls do enough damage."

Indeed. Based on our analysis, Grace outdid Burfict in every drill, and if she can draw up a zone blitz, the Shutdown Corner Selection Committee is giving her a first-round grade.

via: yahoo

Tiger's testy exchange with reporter

Tiger's testy exchange with reporter


Tiger's testy exchange with reporter, Tiger Woods, golf writer get into heated exchange over Hank Haney book, When a writer asks Tiger Woods a personal question, the golfer becomes upset on live TV. Tiger Woods has no interest in talking about Hank Haney's tell-all book about his time spent with the former No. 1-ranked player. He made that abundantly clear on Wednesday afternoon during his press conference at the Honda Classic, where he got into a heated exchange with golf writer Alex Miceli over a question about whether Haney's remarks that Woods wanted to be a Navy SEAL were true.

After Woods told Miceli he'd "already commented on the book" and tried to move on to the next question, Miceli pressed for an answer before Tiger said, "You're a beauty, you know that?" and ended things with a cold stare and "have a good day" that put a nice little bow on what could be the most awkward Tiger Woods press conference exchange we've ever seen.

via: yahoo

Giuliano and Claudi Stroe ages 5 and 7

Giuliano and Claudi Stroe ages 5 and 7


Giuliano and Claudi Stroe ages 5 and 7, Romanian Brothers ages 5 and 7, Romanian Brothers, Ages Seven and Five, Are Unbelievably Strong, Incredibly strong kids wow the Web, Brothers Giuliano and Claudi Stroe, ages 5 and 7, may put your workout to shame. Meet Giuliano and Claudi Stroe, two little dudes that certainly have an argument as the world's strongest seven- and five-year old, respectively.

They live in Galati, Romania, about three hours from Bucharest, and what one can only assume are the country's finest gyms. No matter, as the Stroe brothers know how to get work done. They'll put your morning routine to shame. They don't come more adorable than this duo, and this duo thinks your total number of chin-up repetitions is cute, at best. Prepare to be shamed by little boys.

While you started your workout program two months ago, these guys started at two years old, and follow their father, Lulian's, weight routine for two hours each morning. The two are incredibly strong, with Giuliano holding the world record for 90-degree vertical push-ups and the human flag.

Whether it's normal or healthy for their father to be putting them through the routines is another debate entirely, especially when he apparently admits he hopes his sons become stars.

But it's still amazing to marvel at what they're capable of accomplishing.

via: tpg

Apple now worth more than Poland

Apple now worth more than Poland

Apple now worth more than Poland, Apple Is Now Worth A Staggering $500 Billion — Can It Hit $1 Trillion?, The iPhone maker's market cap is now more than the GDP of several countries. Apple (AAPL) crossed an amazing milestone in after-market trading yesterday, when its market capitalization exceeded $500 billion for the first time. To put this in perspective, the tech juggernaut is now more valuable than the gross domestic product of Poland, Belgium, Sweden and even Saudi Arabia.

Apple is one of the only one of four companies in history to break this mark, and unlike others that have briefly traded in this neighborhood--Microsoft (MSFT) and Cisco (CSCO) --Apple has the potential to not only sustain this value but blow past it.

Why?

First because Apple's stock still is not expensive on traditional valuation measures.

The stock trades at a 15X trailing price-earnings ratio, which is about the average PE ratio for the market as a whole for the past century. Needless to say, Apple is growing its earnings vastly faster than the market as a whole.

Second, Apple's penetration of its key product categories is still relatively low. Macs, for example, still make up only about 10% of PC sales worldwide. iPhones, meanwhile, are only about 20% of the exploding global smartphone market, which itself is growing extremely rapidly. And Apple dominates the tablet market, which is still in its infancy.

Thus, all three of Apple's core businesses appear to have plenty of room to grow. And the company is widely expected to launch a major new business later this year, TVs, which could open up another huge growth opportunity.

Lastly, for those focused on near-term catalysts, Apple should have plenty of good news to announce over the next six months. The iPad 3 is expected next week (click here for all the expected features), the iPhone 5 should appear this summer, and Apple's TV is expected in the fall.

Obviously, as with any fast-growing technology company, there is plenty of downside risk for Apple, especially given the loss of Steve Jobs. All the products Apple will release this year were likely incubated under Jobs, and it won't be until next year and the following year that we'll know how well Apple can innovate under its new CEO, Tim Cook.

But Cook is off to a great start so far. And Apple's three businesses are humming, with another potentially big one thought to be on the way. And Apple's stock just isn't expensive relative to historical earnings, let alone expected future earnings.

So it is not, actually, far-fetched to think that Apple's value could eventually hit $1 trillion or more.

via: yahoo

Khloe Kardashian slams Kris Humphries

Khloe Kardashian slams Kris Humphries

Khloe Kardashian slams Kris Humphries, Khloe Kardashian Explains Why She Disliked Kris Humphries From The Start: 'I'm A Very Good Judge Of Character', The reality TV star says sister Kim's ex was rude to her the very first time they met. It's no secret that Khloe Kardashian and Kris Humphries aren't the best of friends (the tense animosity between the reality beauty and her soon-to-be-former brother-in-law was palpable on all of the Kardashians' reality shows), and Khloe says her relationship with Kris got off on a bad foot right from the start.


"When I met Kris the very first time, I had just landed in New York and it was late at night ... and he was in Kourtney and Kim's suite," the 27-year-old told Jay Leno on Tuesday's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." "I went in there to say, 'Hi' because Kim was like, 'Oh, I want to introduce you to my friend,'" she recalled.

"They'd just started dating," Khloe explained.

Khloe, who is still happily married to Dallas Mavericks player Lamar Odom after tying the knot in 2009, said Kris instantly began to question the sincerity of her love for Lamar upon meeting.

"One of the first things that came out of [Kris'] mouth -- like within the first five minutes -- was, 'So, how much are you getting paid to fake your marriage? Like how long are you gonna keep this up for?'" she continued of Kris' first words to her.

Khloe found Kris' personal line of questioning to be highly inappropriate and the reality star said her guard instantly went up when it came to Kim's soon-to-be ex-husband.

"I was like, 'Dude, I don't know if you're trying to make me laugh?' It just rubbed me the wrong way," she explained. "So, ever since then, I had a very defensive wall brought up. I'm a very good judge of character, if I do say so myself, and he just rubbed me the wrong way initially."

via: yahoo

J.Lo's Oscars Mishap

J.Lo's Oscars Mishap
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Video captures twister touching down

Video captures twister touching down

Video captures twister touching down, Deadly twisters strike Midwest, South (Video), Eyewitness footage shows the scene in Kansas as a string of violent storms rips across the Midwest. At least 9 people are reported dead and more than 100 injured after a series of tornadoes blazed through towns in Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri Tuesday night.

The town of Harrisburg, Illinois is nearly leveled, with at least 6 killed, according to the AP. The Ozark Mountains tourist hub of Branson, Missouri, which draws millions of visitors each year to its theater district, is also badly damaged, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Three deaths have been reported in Missouri. Fourteen people were injured after a tornado struck northeast Kansas, according to local news. Kentucky is still under a tornado watch after twisters hit early this morning, damaging Elizabethtown and other areas in Hardin County.

via: yahoo

Ex-Scientologist claims startling abuse

Ex-Scientologist claims startling abuse


Ex-Scientologist claims startling abuse, A former high-ranking official in Scientology says she saw abuse, Another PR Crisis for Scientology, A former church executive testifies about violent confrontations and her time spent in "the hole." The Church of Scientology, known for celebrity and controversy, is now in the middle of another public relations crisis as a former high-ranking official has created a firestorm, first with an email to church members and then testimony in a Texas state court alleging she saw the church's leader punch another executive in the face, and that at his direction she herself was slapped.

The Church of Scientology, known for celebrity and controversy, is now in the middle of another public relations crisis as a former high-ranking official has created a firestorm, first with an email to church members and then testimony in a Texas state court alleging she saw the church's leader punch another executive in the face, and that at his direction she herself was slapped.

For 17 years Debbie Cook ran the church's spiritual mecca, the so-called Flag Base in Clearwater, Florida, where she ultimately rose to the title of captain. But Cook testified this month that beginning in 2005 she saw behavior exhibited by church leader David Miscavige that disturbed her deeply.

"I witnessed Mr. Miscavige physically punching in the face and wrestling to the ground another very senior executive at Scientology International level," Cook testified in court.

A few weeks later in an interview with ABC News, Cook repeated that assertion. She also said -- as she had testified -- that Miscavige never hit her, but that he ordered his assistant to slap her, and that slap was so hard that Cook was knocked down.

In numerous letters to ABC News, Scientology officials have denied that David Miscavige ordered Debbie Cook to be slapped, or that he punched a fellow executive. In addition, the church sent ABC News a letter signed by that executive in which he wrote, "This alleged incident did not occur and I would remember it if it had."

Cook also testified that in 2007, while doing work at the Scientology International Base in Southern California, she was taken to a pair of double-wide trailers she called "the hole." She testified that she was held in the "hole" for seven weeks, that there were bars on the windows and security guards posted at the door, and that the food was "was like leftovers, slop, bits of meat, soupy kind of leftovers thrown into a pot and cooked and barely edible."

She also testified that the trailer was infested with ants, that they slept in sleeping bags on the floor, and that on several occasions, the electricity was cut and the temperature reached 106 in the trailers.

During this time, Cook testified, she and other executives were repeatedly pressured to confess their alleged misdeeds. As she had said in court, Cook told ABC News that she was made to stand in a trash can and water was poured over her as people screamed at her to admit "bad things."

In a letter to ABC News, a lawyer for the Church of Scientology flat out denies that the "hole" exists, or that there was ever a place known as "the hole."

The letter states that Ms. Cook and certain other Scientology executives and staff members "did participate in religious discipline, a program of ethics and correction entered into voluntarily as part of their religious observances," but insists, "the idea that the church held her or anyone else against their will [is] denied."

The letter goes on to call Cook's account of her disciplinary experience "inaccurate, misleading, and intended to create sensationalized media attention."

When Cook and her husband decided to leave the Church of Scientology in October 2007, they signed lengthy contracts agreeing not to publicly criticize Scientology or its leaders, and in return received checks for $50,000 apiece.

via: abcnews

Woman who faked cancer fined $100

Woman who faked cancer fined $100

Woman who faked cancer fined $100, Web Upset Over Fine Woman Ordered to Pay for Faking Cancer, Martha Nicholas's punishment for scamming donations from friends and family irks the Web. People do not like to be misled, especially by people who make fraudulent claims to get money. A woman in Virginia is accused of pretending to have ovarian cancer so she could deceive people into giving her money. Martha Ann Nicholas, a 42-year-old mother of two, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of obtaining money by false pretenses.


Authorities, who began investigating Nicholas in 2011, said she may have collected as much as $10,000 in monetary donations and for selling "Cancer Sucks" T-shirts to family, friends, and strangers. Nicholas has paid $1,700 so far in restitution.

So what was her punishment? A Hanover County judge sentenced Nicholas to five years' probation and a $100 fine. Nicholas is also required to not take part in any charitable causes during her probation. Her attorney, Sam Simpson, says Nicholas had been suffering from a psychosomatic condition that made her believe she really had stage-four cancer. Nicholas's family says she is receiving counseling, and they are happy she's not going to jail.

People on social media believe Nicholas got off easy and are calling the punishment "despicable."

via: yahoo

Chelsea gets called out on 'Teen Mom'

Chelsea gets called out on 'Teen Mom'
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Get Eva Longoria’s Sunglasses For Under $30

Get Eva Longoria’s Sunglasses For Under $30

Get Eva Longoria’s Sunglasses For Under $30, The star looked ultra chic in her shades — and you can scoop up the exact same pair for under $30! Find out where she scored her latest accessory & SHOP. When I first saw this shot of Eva Longoria, I was dying to know where she scooped up her shades — and while they look so luxe, the savvy star didn’t have to splurge to achieve her style. In fact, the rose gold sunglasses cost $29.90 and are from Robert Verdi‘s collection, available exclusively at HSN.


Eva broke out the Robert Verdi Joanna rose gold frame sunglasses while in NYC on Feb. 22 — and she was one of the first stars to get her hands on the collection! Skinny jeans, pumps and a red coat completed her casual chic look.

Now that spring is around the corner, many opt to update their look with a new pair of sunglasses — but take a note from Eva. Looking stylish doesn’t mean you have to break the bank!

via: HL

Katy Perry transforms into Megan Fox

Katy Perry transforms into Megan Fox

Katy Perry transforms into Megan Fox, PHOTO: Katy Perry transforms into Megan Fox for Interview magazine, The singer gets styled with thick eyebrows and cat-eye makeup on the cover of 'Interview' magazine. Katy Perry has transformed into Megan Fox. The 27-year-old pop star's cover for the March issue of Interview magazine (for which she was interviewed by Kristen Wiig) has been leaked and Perry looked more like Mikaela Barnes than Kathy Beth.


The "Teenage Dream" singer has been styled with thickened eyebrows and cat-eye make-up and gives a smouldering look as opposed to her usual wide-eyed Kewpie doll stare. She also sports a messy up-do, large earrings and a bejeweled top.

Funnily enough, when Megan Fox was a cover girl for Interview back in 2010, the 25-year-old "Transformers" star appeared to steal Perry's look -- Bettie Page hair and heavy make up.

This isn't the first time the two stars have been compared. Several websites have pitted the A-listers against each other (with an accent on their comparable, ahem, assets) with Facebook accounts like "Katy Perry vs. Megan Fox" and "Katy Perry is Hotter than Megan Fox" attracting hundreds of likes.

Back in 2009, ELLE even posted a video on how to apply your own pin-up girl black eye makeup, naming Perry and Fox as major proponents of the style choice.

With Perry turning into Fox, the competition takes a whole new dimension.

via: yahoo

Three-year-old girl mimics NFL prospects

Three-year-old girl mimics NFL prospects


Three-year-old girl mimics NFL prospects, Three-year old Wisconsin girl excels in combine drills, Grace Trautner watches the scouting combine on TV and copies every move. If the disappointing drills run by Vontaze Burfict, Cliff Harris, and Courtney Upshaw at this year's scouting combine left you will a hollow feeling, we hope that this video will allow you to re-affirm your love of the pre-draft process. Our scouting eyes are all agog, because this kid is a real tiger.

National Football League, we would like to introduce you to 3 1/2-year old Grace Trautner from Wisconsin. She's a Packers fan, of course, and her father, Duane, filled us in on the rest of the scouting portfolio. First, we're encouraged that she's got some old-school Ditka-style in her NFL preferences.

"This started with Grace calling [the players at the combine] with long hair or earrings girls," Duane said. "Then, she just joined in on the fun."

So, was this just a kid mirroring what she saw on television? No way. Grace is a hardcore fan, and according to Duane, "She is NOT happy that it's over and can't wait for training camp to start. And yes, she will be in Green Bay to take it in."

Good call. We see some Clay Matthews here, both in hair length and nascent pass-rush ability. And that burst at the end of the drill? If she starts on the 40-yard dashes, she might be able to just run out of the building, Deion Sanders-style. You can see in the video that Grace has already foregone her kindergarten eligibility and committed to the 2013 scouting combine -- the rest of you prospects out there had best be eating your Wheaties if you want to match up.

Duane also told us that Grace's 7-year old sister is getting in on the action, though there's no footage just yet. Get on that, Duane! "Thank God I didn't have boys," Duane told us. "These little girls do enough damage."

Indeed. Based on our analysis, Grace outdid Burfict in every drill, and if she can draw up a zone blitz, the Shutdown Corner Selection Committee is giving her a first-round grade.

via: yahoo

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 arrives March 1 on Verizon


Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 arrives March 1 on Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 arrives March 1 on Verizon, The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available to customers this Thursday on the Verizon Network for about $500. Back in January during CES (yeah, with all this Mobile World Congress stuff, it can be hard to remember), Samsung announced its tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. We liked the initial look and feel of the device, and if you're interested in purchasing one, it will be available this Thursday, March 1, on Verizon's 4G LTE network.


As CNET's Stephen Shankland reported, the Galaxy Tab's 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display uses "active matrix organic light-emitting diode technology." Combine that with a 1,280x800-pixel resolution, and it's easy to expect that graphics and videos will be bright, clear, and vibrant.

The Tab 7.7 will run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, and will support your standard Google apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Search, Books, and Maps--along with access to the Android Market.

It will have a 1.4GHz dual-core processor inside, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera (with flash) that can record in 720p, and a 2-megapixel camera in the front for video chatting.

The device is going for $499.99 with a two-year contract and will be available for online purchase. Owners will be required to subscribe to a LTE mobile broadband data plan that starts out at $30 a month for 2GB of data.

via: cnet

Lindsay Lohan's 'Saturday Night Live' promo

Lindsay Lohan's 'Saturday Night Live' promo


Lindsay Lohan's 'Saturday Night Live' promo, Oh, the Lindsanity, For her upcoming fourth time as host of Saturday Night Live, Lindsay Lohan will be accompanied by musical guest Jack White and the pink elephant in the room. That being, as she points out in the new SNL promo, the fact that she’s been living in the air ducts of Studio 8H over the past few years. No, she kids, she kids. In fact, LiLo seems ready to point out that she’s been very much in the public eye.

“If only magazines and websites had documented my activities more closely,” Lohan sarcastically complains to SNL cast member Kenan Thompson, adding, “America could have used more information about me, or maybe even a picture or two.” (Jeez, where’s Debbie when you need her?)

Watch the full promo below, in which Lohan also tries to fight off the inevitable Lindsanity jokes and gives a new spin to the old pie-in-the-face gag.

via: EW

Khloe Kardashian on Kris Humphries


Khloe Kardashian on Kris Humphries

Khloe Kardashian on Kris Humphries, 'Rubbed Me the Wrong Way', Khloe Kardashian: Why I Always Hated Kris Humphries, What a charmer. Kris Humphries never stood a chance with his in-laws -- particularly Khloe Kardashian, Kim's 27-year-old sister. Rehashing Kim and Humphries' ill-fated, 72-day marriage to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Tuesday, Khloe recalled how the NBA star, 26, made a very bad first impression.


"When I met Kris the very first time, I had just landed in New York and it was late at night ... and he was in Kourtney and Kim's suite," recalled Khoe, who is still very happily married to Dallas Mavericks player Lamar Odom after two years.

"And I went in there to say, 'Hi' because Kim was like, ‘Oh, I wanna introduce you to my friend,'" she recalled. "They'd just started dating." (After splitting from Reggie Bush in spring 2010, Kardashian dated NFL star Miles Austin and model Gabriel Aubry before stepping out with Humphries in December 2010.)

Meeting outspoken Khloe, Humphries immediately pulled a faux pas, she recalled. "And you know, one of the first things that came out of his mouth -- like within the first five minutes -- was, 'So, how much you getting paid to fake your marriage? Like how long are you gonna keep this up for?'"

Khloe wasn't amused. "I was like, 'Dude, I don't know if you're trying to make me laugh . . .[He] just rubbed me the wrong way."

"So, ever since then, I had a very defensive wall brought up."

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Photograph by Michio Hoshino purportedly showing an impending fatal attack from a brown bear shortly before Hoshino's death went viral

Photograph by Michio Hoshino purportedly showing an impending fatal attack from a brown bear shortly before Hoshino's death went viral

Photograph by Michio Hoshino purportedly showing an impending fatal attack from a brown bear shortly before Hoshino's death went viral, Grizzly bear charges shocked tourists, Grizzly bear charges at Alaskan tourists (Video), The visitors were watching the animal in a stream when it suddenly ran right at them. In the above video, a wild Grizzly bear suddenly charges at a group of Alaskan tourists. Caught on Tape: Grizzly Bear Charges Photographers, Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.

The group of 10 tourists was visiting Katmai National Park and was taking part in what was billed as a safe viewing of the Grizzly bears in their natural habitat, according to the Daily Mail. But one of the bears suddenly charged from its stream directly at the tourists, who were forced to sit in silence, lest they upset the bear further and provoke a potentially deadly attack. At one point, the bear reportedly got close enough to a tourist to sniff his hooded sweatshirt, before returning to the stream.

'We had a safety class beforehand about what to do if we encountered a bear," tourist Larry Griffith, 59, told the Daily Mail. "All the bears were catching fish when this particular bear circled our group several times, wanting us to leave his fishing spot. This was not supposed to happen. Our guide said he saw this as a bluff charge, trying to scare us, which he did! We were all in shock but were happy that no-one in our group jumped up, ran away or screamed for their lives."

Last December, a photograph by Michio Hoshino purportedly showing an impending fatal attack from a brown bear shortly before Hoshino's death went viral. However, although Hoshino was in fact killed by a brown bear in the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia in 1996, the picture was quickly revealed to be a hoax by the website Snopes.

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Lopez speaks out on wardrobe malfunction

Lopez speaks out on wardrobe malfunction

Lopez speaks out on wardrobe malfunction, Tyler teases J-Lo over 'Oscar' oops, The star addresses her plunging Oscar gown after a fellow "American Idol" judge mocks her. Steven Tyler offers his own nip slip on 'American Idol', Steven Tyler teases Jennifer Lopez over Oscar oops, American Idol: Jennifer Lopez Denies Oscars Nipple Slip. Wednesday's Primetime in No Time.

Player's lucky love life stuns announcer

Player's lucky love life stuns announcer

Player's lucky love life stuns announcer, Lawler shocked by Barea-Miss Universe union, A broadcaster is beside himself after hearing J.J. Barea is dating a former Miss Universe. Ralph Lawler was beside himself after hearing J.J. Barea is dating a former Miss Universe.

Steven Mocks J.Lo's Oscars Mishap on 'Idol'

Steven Mocks J.Lo's Oscars Mishap on 'Idol'


Steven Mocks J.Lo's Oscars Mishap on 'Idol', Judges' Pick Wows on 'Idol', Video: It's ballad night on 'American Idol.' 'Housewife' tries stand-up comedy. Chelsea gets called out on 'Teen Mom,' & more of what you missed 'Last Night on TV.' We recap "American Idol," "The Biggest Loser," "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "Last Man Standing."

Kim K. toned workout look

Kim K. toned workout look

Kim K. toned workout look, Kim K. flaunts toned workout look, Kim Kardashian’s Workout Look, The normally glam Kim Kardashian posts a photo of herself in just a sports bra and workout pants. Kim Kardashian ditched the makeup and tweeted this pic of herself dressed down, wearing only sweats and a sports bra. Find out how the reality star has been staying in such great shape! Plus, Katy Perry is barely recognizable as she covers the March issue of Interview magazine, and Johnny Depp steps out in NYC sporting an unusual -- and colorful -- ensemble.

Kelly Ripa Leggy Oscar Pose

Kelly Ripa Leggy Oscar Pose


Kelly Ripa Leggy Oscar Pose, Jolie-ing: Kelly Ripa, Lucy Liu And Guests Imitate Angelina's Leggy Oscar Pose On 'Live!' (VIDEO), Angelina Jolie's leg appears to have been the breakout star of the Oscars. In the wake of her half-sultry, half-silly pose that "Community" star and "The Descendants" co-writer Jim Rash immediately mocked on the stage, the move has turned into a new Tebow-esque trend that's been dubbed Jolie-ing.

The pose made its way to "Live! With Kelly" (weekdays on ABC) as Ripa, Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth and Poppy Montgomery all got in on the action.

Ripa and Liu explained the proper way to do the Jolie. "If you pose and throw your leg out of your skirt, that is called Jolie-ing," Ripa said.

"So you gotta kick your leg out kinda far, you gotta twist your hip out," Liu demonstrated, while placing Ripa's hand on her hip. "I'm gonna throw my back out," she quipped.

When "GCB" star Kristin Chenoweth came out for her interview, she flailed her legs a few times and jokingly lost her balance while trying to find the proper form. "Without A Trace" star Poppy Montgomery also reported that she had tried and failed backstage. "I can't do the Jolie. I tried and I tripped over ... it was bad."

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Girl sings with her mouth fully closed

Girl sings with her mouth fully closed


Girl sings with her mouth fully closed, Girl sings with her mouth closed, A child is fully able to enunciate 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' without the use of her lips. Try it yourself. I dare you. Even though it was posted in 2009, a video of a young girl singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," has recently gone viral. Gaining almost 200,000 views on YouTube since January, the video features the child singing, which usually wouldn't attract that much attention, except this time, she is singing with her mouth completely closed.


Only opening her mouth to take in air, this little girl is able fully enunciate without the use of her lips.

Children everywhere have been trying to master this talent since seeing it on an episode of Nickelodeon's hit show, "iCarly," back in 2009. Starring tween idol, Miranda Cosgrove, the quirky talent was featured during season three in an episode called, "iCarly Awards."

During the episode, protagonist, "Carly Shay" and her co-host "Sam Puckett," give out awards to kids with interesting talents. Awards like "Best Peanut Shooter," "Best Male Acrobat With Lots Of Hair" and "Best Bottle Blowing," were all featured and hilarious to watch. A young girl named Paris, took home the iCarly Award for "Best Mouth-Closed Singer" and even delivered her acceptance speech with her lips sealed.

Let's see singers like Lady Gaga or Madonna do that!

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Cat Massages Pug

Cat Massages Pug
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Cat Massages Pug, Kitty masseuse puts pug to sleep, This cat gives his friend such a good massage that he ends up passing out before getting the favor returned.

Baby goats walk on man's back

Baby goats walk on man's back
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Baby goats walk on man's back, Goat Massage, First, this man had back problems. Next, he got himself some baby goats to help massage his back. Now, he's got a baby goat problem.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Duggar cousin on weird extortion plot

Duggar cousin on weird extortion plot

Duggar cousin on weird extortion plot, Duggar Cousin Reveals "Racy" Extortion Photos, Amy Duggar opens up about a woman's bizarre plan to blackmail her with ''racy" photos. Angelina's Leg, Christopher Plummer's Oscar.

Costly myths about taking vitamins

Costly myths about taking vitamins

Costly myths about taking vitamins, Secrets About Vitamins, Most people buy too many and spend much more than they need to, a doctor advises. Host Judy Greer visits her doctor to learn the secrets about vitamins.

Clumsy waiter spills beer on German leader

Clumsy waiter spills beer on German leader

Clumsy waiter spills beer on German leader, Waiter Dumps Beer on Merkel, Angela Merkel gets big points for her reaction after a server sends a whole tray of drinks crashing down. Video shows the German leader handling awkward situation well. Video: Clumsy waiter soaks German Chancellor Angela Merkel in beer. 

Surprise biblical discovery in Jerusalem

Surprise biblical discovery in Jerusalem

Surprise biblical discovery in Jerusalem, Investigators may have discovered earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem, Investigators say they've found the earliest evidence of Christian iconography. Investigators using a robotic arm equipped with a remote-controlled camera have discovered what is being called the earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem.


The newly discovered ossuary carries a Greek inscription calling on God to "raise up" someone, which is being interpreted as an early reference to the biblical resurrection of Jesus.

A second limestone box appears to show the carved image of a fish, which may be a reference to the biblical prophet Jonah. This would be a historical first, as references to the resurrection had not previously been discovered before the 2nd century.

"If anyone had claimed to find either a statement about resurrection or a Jonah image in a Jewish tomb of this period I would have said impossible -- until now," University of North Carolina scholar James Tabor said in a statement. "Our team was in a kind of ecstatic disbelief, but the evidence was clearly before our eyes, causing us to revise our prior assumptions."

As significant as this discovery is, it may itself be buried under renewed discussion over the potential discovery of a tomb inscribed with the names of the biblical Jesus and his family. The investigators, lead by University of North Carolina scholar Tabor, are the same team who five years ago claimed to have made "The Jesus Discovery."

"This does reopen the whole question about the 'Jesus Tomb," Tabor told MSNBC. Yahoo News contacted Tabor, but is still waiting for a response.

In addition to his efforts on the "The Jesus Discovery," Tabor is also working on a new translation of the Bible, known as the Original Bible Project. He contributed to a controversial TV documentary called, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," which received significant attention at the time of its release, since it was produced in partnership with Academy Award winning director James Cameron.

The new discovery is actually part of an earlier finding made by Tabor and his team. However, the Israeli government shut down the initial investigation due to protests from local religious groups. A house was built on top of the excavation site, which is now referred to as the "Patio Tomb," because a patio literally rests on top of the site. Tabor and his team were finally able to receive cooperation from the Israeli government by using the robotic technology to explore underneath the site.

"This inscription has something to do with resurrection of the dead, either of the deceased in the ossuary, or perhaps, given the Jonah image nearby, an expression of faith in Jesus' resurrection," Tabor said in the statement, referring to the "raise up" inscription on the ossuary.

"We now have the new archaeological evidence, literally written in stone, that can guide us in properly understanding what Jesus' earliest followers meant by their faith in Jesus' resurrection from the dead — with his earthly remains, and those of his family, peacefully interred just yards away," Tabor and Jacobovici wrote.
However, skeptics say that Tabor is attempting to connect circumstantial evidence to his larger theory of the so-called Jesus Tomb.

"The attempt to connect [the Patio Tomb] to the other tombs is sheer conjecture, unless the tombs were connected," Ben Witherington, a New Testament scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary, told MSNBC.

via: yahoo

Swimmers brave lake full of jellyfish

Swimmers brave lake full of jellyfish

Swimmers brave lake full of jellyfish, Swimming in a lake full of jellyfish, It's safe to swim with the deadly creatures on this remote island because they've lost their sting. At Jellyfish Lake in the Pacific island of Palau, it's safe to swim among millions of jellyfish, because the sometimes-deadly creatures have lost their sting. A brave swimmer submerged in the lake on the Pacific island of Palau is surrounded by hundreds of jellyfish.








Temple photo shows mysterious light beam

Temple photo shows mysterious light beam


Temple photo shows mysterious light beam, Mayan Light Beam Photo: Message from Gods, or iPhone Glitch?, An image from 2009 has investigators wondering if it's a sign of the end of days or an iPhone glitch. When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning crackling dramatically over the ruins.

In the first two images, dark clouds loom above the pyramid, but nothing is amiss. However, in the third photo, a powerful beam of light appears to shoot up from the pyramid toward the heavens, and a thunderbolt flashes in the background.

Siliezar, who recently shared his photographs with occult investigators, told Earthfiles.com that he and his family didn't see the light beam in person; it appeared only on camera. "It was amazing!" he said. He showed the iPhone photo to his fellow tourists. "No one, not even the tour guide, had ever seen anything like it before." 

The photo has surfaced on several Mayan doomsday discussion forums. But was the light beam a sign from the gods — a warning about Dec. 21, 2012, the date that marks the end of the Mayan calendar cycle, and when some people fear the world will end? Or is it simply the result of an iPhone glitch?

According to Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used during NASA's Mars missions, it is almost definitely the latter. Hill works with images of the Martian surface taken by rovers and satellites, as well as data from Earth-orbiting NASA instruments, and is fully versed in the wide range of potential image artifacts and equipment errors.

He says the "light beam" in the Mayan temple photo is a classic case of such an artifact — a distortion in an image that arises from the way cameras bounce around incoming light.

It is no mere coincidence, Hill said, that "of the three images, the 'light beam' only occurs in the image with a lightning bolt in the background. The intensity of the lightning flash likely caused the camera's CCD sensor to behave in an unusual way, either causing an entire column of pixels to offset their values or causing an internal reflection [off the] camera lens that was recorded by the sensor." In either case, extra brightness would have been added to the pixels in that column in addition to the light hitting them directly from the scene. [7 Things that Cause UFO Sightings]

Evidence in favor of this explanation is the fact that the beam, when isolated in Photoshop or other image analysis software, runs perfectly vertical in the image. "That's a little suspicious since it's very unlikely that the gentleman who took this picture would have his handheld iPhone camera positioned exactly parallel to the 'light beam' down to the pixel level," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries.

It's more likely that the "light beam" corresponds to a set of columns of pixels in the camera sensor that are electronically connected to each other, but not to other columns in the sensor, and that this set of connected pixels became oversaturated in the manner described above.

"That being said," Hill said, "it really is an awesome image!"

via: yahoo

Our Exclusive Look at Rachel Bilson's Lucky Shoot

Our Exclusive Look at Rachel Bilson's Lucky Shoot


Our Exclusive Look at Rachel Bilson's Lucky Shoot, Go Inside Rachel Bilson’s Exclusive Cover Shoot, Get a behind the scenes peek at Rachel Bilson's Lucky cover shoot, only on Who What Wear, Rachel Bilson displays her perfect pins in thigh-skimming outfits for flirty photo shoot. So it was no surprise that Rachel Bilson would be clad in a string of adorable outfits in her latest photo shoot. As well as looking fashionable, the actress paraded her pins as she posed for a series of shots for the April issue of Lucky magazine.

Kim K. flaunts toned workout look

Kim K. flaunts toned workout look

Kim K. flaunts toned workout look, Kim Kardashian’s Workout Look, The normally glam Kim Kardashian posts a photo of herself in just a sports bra and workout pants. Kim Kardashian ditched the makeup and tweeted this pic of herself dressed down, wearing only sweats and a sports bra. Find out how the reality star has been staying in such great shape! Plus, Katy Perry is barely recognizable as she covers the March issue of Interview magazine, and Johnny Depp steps out in NYC sporting an unusual -- and colorful -- ensemble.

Video games launched into space

Video games launched into space


Video games launched into space, Mass Effect 3 descends from space, gets stuck in a tree, A marketing stunt for Mass Effect 3 hits a snag when one game gets stuck in a tree. Electronic Arts has taken video game marketing to scary new heights. To commemorate the March 6th release of their highly-anticipated role-playing game Mass Effect 3, the company decided to launch a handful of advance copies into space. Literally. Like, they crammed them into weather balloons and shot 'em into the stratosphere.

The point? Each game contains a GPS tracking device; fans were told to follow those coordinates to find the games as they landed back on Earth. Locate a copy, and you've got a solid week with the game before it's in stores.

At least, that was the plan.

Mother Nature had her own plan, it seems. The first two copies sent into orbit, both launched from the San Francisco bay area, survived the insane round trip flight only to land in hard-to-reach spots a few hours away in Seaside, California. One copy wound up tucked away in a dense forest protected by overhead brambles and bushes while the other decided to hang out in the upper branches of a 150-foot tall tree.

A dozen or so diehard gamers spent two days trying to figure out how to get it down. Baseballs didn't work, nor did a slingshot. If ever we could use personal jetpacks, now is the time, science.

But alas, science has officially failed us. According to a post on the Mass Effect Facebook page, the tree recovery attempt ended in vain due to safety concerns (and a distinct lack of jetpacks). From the post:

"It is unfortunate, but we have to require all participants halt further investigations due to legal and safety reasons. We are floored at the support, involvement, and contribution of the ME3 community in the last 48 hours, it has been nothing short of an amazing adventure."

Despite the rough start, the Mass Effect 3: Space Edition promotion seems to be faring much better in other cities. Packages launched in Las Vegas, New York and London have been recovered. Berlin is up next.

Update: EA has sent word that the first Seaside package -- the one trapped under fierce brambles -- has been found by this dedicated group of gamers, who hacked and slashed their way through the dense underbrush. The tree package, however, is still stuck in a tree.

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Wealthy banker's 1% tip said to be hoax

Wealthy banker's 1% tip said to be hoax

Wealthy banker's 1% tip said to be hoax, Update: Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Is a Hoax, A California restaurant says an insulting receipt that outraged the Web has been doctored. Yesterday we reported a story about a banker who allegedly left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch bill at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach, California. The story was shared all over the Web, and we received thousands of comments about the insulting remark written on the receipt.


New developments suggest that the receipt from the restaurant may have been digitally altered. According to the website the Smoking Gun, True Food Kitchen's spokesperson said it found the original merchant copy of the receipt, and the one circulating the Internet was "altered and exaggerated." The original receipt does not contain the tip "Get a real job." Also, the real bill was for $33, not $133, and the tip given was $7.33, not $1.33.

The blog that originally posted the receipt, Future Ex-Banker, was taken down Friday as well. However, even though the restaurant has come forward with this information, people are still skeptical. People on social media are demanding to see the undoctored version of the receipt from the restaurant.

The Trending Now team contacted the restaurant and its spokesperson Jamie Reagan told us the receipt was doctored. Reagan said the reason that the issue was not corrected more quickly is because the corporate offices were closed over the weekend.

via: yahoo