Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tiger Blood Drink

Tiger Blood Drink - It all started with Charlie Sheen's humble description of his impeccable circulatory system.

In a now legendary interview with NBC's Today Show, Sheen boasted that he was not like ordinary people in that "tiger blood" flows through his veins.

With his words quickly becoming an internet meme, Sheen decided that putting some tiger blood in his stomach would also prove entertaining for his many fans. So, after being officially fired by Warner Brothers on Monday, Sheen took to a California rooftop with a machete, a bottle allegedly filled with tiger blood, and one of his two goddesses for a little showing off.

1. Tiger Blood a la Diddy
Over the weekend, Diddy tweeted his recipe for a simple yet elegant Tiger Blood cocktail.

2. Tiger Blood energy potion
For a limited time, Harcos Laboratories is offering Bi-Winning Tiger Blood, "specifically to make your brain fire in a way that's not from this particular terrestrial realm." The Tiger Blood -- it's actually an energy drink -- costs $4 a pouch and, according to the company, will make you "realize dying's for fools and that can't is the cancer of happen. Period. The end."

3. Longman & Eagle's Tiger Blood
The renowned Chicago restaurant recognized for its creative mixed drinks announced on Monday that Tiger Blood is their cocktail of the week. The ingredients include Fighting Cock Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Bitters.

4. TY-ger Blood
Asian wine and spirits company TY KU also came up with a spicy improvisation on the tiger blood craze. Their recipe requires three ounces tomato juice, 1.5 ounces TY KU Sake, pinch of wasabi, dash of soy sauce, and a squeeze of lime.

5. Virgin Tiger Blood
For those who abstain from alcohol --we're looking at you, Charlie-- there's always this alcohol free Tiger Blood from The Daily Meal. Just mix two ounces coconut water, two ounces blood orange soda, ice (optional), four to six dashes bitters and one slice blood orange, as a garnish.

Tiger Blood Drink

Mariah Carey Gushes Baby Shower Gift

Mariah Carey Gushes Baby Shower Gift - Mariah Carey got a ton of presents for her baby shower Sunday night – but one heartfelt gift stood out from all the rest.

"The Always Be My Babies 'Lamb Book' is definitely my new prized possession and I can't thank the Lambs around the world enough for your letters & well wishes," Carey, who often calls her most dedicated fans "lambs," wrote on her Web site Monday.

The book cover is illustrated with a blue and a pink baby carriage, along with family photos of Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, 31. It was created using short letters and poems her fans wrote to the babies.

"We so had a 'moment' in the middle of the shower when they presented the book to me and everyone thought it was the cutest, most thoughtful thing ever!" Carey recalled. "Clearly, only the Lambs would swing something like that home!!! It was the best moment of the night. I can't wait for the twins to read the messages and feel the love!!! : )"

Mariah Carey Gushes Baby Shower Gift

Skeptical Meteorite Alien Life

Skeptical Meteorite Alien Life - The gaps and stringy fibers in these space rocks sure look like bacteria, and a NASA researcher has caused a stir with claims that they're fossils of alien life. But as NASA found 15 years ago, looks can be deceiving.

Top scientists in different disciplines immediately found pitfalls in a newly published examination of three meteorites that went viral on the Internet over the weekend. NASA and its top scientists disavowed the work by noon Monday.

Biologists said just because it looks as though the holes were made by bacteria doesn't make them fossils of extraterrestrial microbes. The meteorites could be riddled with Earthly contamination. And both astronomers and biologists complained that the study was not truly reviewed by peers.

There are questions about the credentials of the study's author, Richard Hoover. And the work appeared in an online journal that raises eyebrows because even its editor acknowledges it may have to shut down in June and that one reason for publishing the controversial claim was to help find a buyer.

"There's a lot of stuff there, but not a lot of science," said Rosie Redfield, a microbiologist at the University of British Columbia, who publicly dissected the paper over the weekend. "I looked at it and shuddered."

The Associated Press talked to a dozen scientists, and none of them agreed with the findings. There was none of the excitement that surrounded a similar claim that NASA announced with fanfare in 1996 — but was forced to back away from later — that a meteorite from Mars found in Antarctica showed evidence of alien life.

"There has been no one in the scientific community, certainly no one in the meteorite analysis community, that has supported these conclusions," NASA Astrobiology Institute Director Carl Pilcher said Monday of the latest work.

Skeptical Meteorite Alien Life

Johnny Depp Rango

Johnny Depp Rango - Johnny Depp is now truly the Lizard King. At least at the box office.

"Rango" was the #1 movie in America over the weekend with an estimated $38 million opening, according to studio estimates. The animated film reteams Depp with his "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, and also includes the voice talents of Isla Fisher ("Wedding Crashers"), Timothy Olyphant ("Live Free or Die Hard") and Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"). It's an impressive debut for the reptilian adventure tale, which features Depp as the title character — a chameleon who becomes sheriff of a dusty desert town.

Matt Damon enjoyed his biggest opening as a leading man since 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum" with the fantastical action/romance "The Adjustment Bureau," which was #2 at the box office with a $20.9 million debut.

"Beastly," the teen-friendly retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," came in third with a $10.1 million opening. Like "I Am Number Four" — which fell to #9 after bringing in $5.7 million, for a three-week $46.4 million total — the movie stars Alex Pettyfer in the lead role. The performance of both movies may not make for the most impressive leading-man track record for the English actor, but with his 21st birthday still ahead of him — next month, in fact — his career certainly has time to recover. "Beastly" co-stars Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical"), who will next turn up in Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch."

Johnny Depp Rango

Kate Hudson Baby Bump

Kate Hudson Baby Bump - Kate Hudson is preggers, but that's not stopping her from wearing a revealing bikini while on a Mexican vacation.

The romantic comedy star is vacationing in Cabo San Lucas with her boyfriend Matthew Bellamy and seven-year-old son, Ryder.

For you fashionistas looking at these pictures, the smokin' hot momma is wearing a white string bikini, a pair of aviator glasses and a sorong.

The star, who appears in Something Borrowed this summer, reportedly isn't ready to to get married to the British rocker just yet - she's all focused on baby number two.

Kate Hudson Baby Bump

Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Tribeca Film Festival 2011 - The Tribeca film festival on Monday unveiled 44 films in its narrative feature and documentary competitions that will vie for awards, audiences and distribution deals at this year's festival.

Tribeca, one of the largest film festivals in the United States, held in New York from April 20 to May 1, will show 88 feature films this year, about the same number as in 2010.

Among the lineup announced for its narrative feature competition was offbeat comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ," a film about a boy genius whose world gets turned upside down, starring Toni Collette and Michael Sheen and executive produced by Julia Roberts.

Director of programming David Kwok said several of the fiction films examine "aging and our place in life", including drama "The Last Rites of Joe May," starring actor Dennis Farina as a Chicago Hustler and western "Blackthorn" with Sam Shepard playing outlaw Butch Cassidy living under a hidden identity and setting out on one last adventure.

Two coming-of-age tales about female sexuality will be shown, including Sweden's "She Monkeys" about teenage girls competing in equestrian acrobatics and Norway's "Turn Me On, Goddammit" about a small town girl with an active imagination and libido.

Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Willow Smith 21st Century Girl

Willow Smith 21st Century Girl - An old woman (played by Cicely Tyson) walks in the desert, mumbling to herself when she comes across bone fragments. As she digs her way through the sand, she finds various objects. The sand begins to rumble and out comes a hooded Willow Smith. The woman whispers something in her ear and disappears. Taking a look around, Willow grabs some dirt and a butterfly emerges out of nothing.

Thus begins the video for "21st Century Girl." Looking fierce in a red and yellow outfit, Smith shows some swagga as she runs through the desert, singing the girl-power song, pulling guitars from the sand with wolves and other precocious kids at her side.

Her crew pulls remnants from the 21st century out of the sand. Among the bikes and skateboards is a metropolis, complete with skyscrapers that grow from the dry land.

In this cityscape, Willow dons new threads: leopard tights, yellow shorts and a sassy T-shirt that reads, "Boys need training." She and her pals dance around the city. Then Willow is seen whispering to a baby girl, who too can form a butterfly from sand, passing some sort of baton to the next generation of soothsayer types and leaving viewers wondering what power it is that these 21st-century girls possess.

The clip hit the Internet over the weekend; it was directed by Rich Lee (Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Pussycat Dolls). The video was shot over two days in January. "21st Century Girl" hit radio last week and will be featured on Smith's forthcoming debut album. She's currently on the road with Justin Bieber, opening for the star on his European tour.

Willow Smith 21st Century Girl

Mark Zuckerberg Adopts Dog

Mark Zuckerberg Adopts Dog - "A million puppies isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion puppies." So goes an oft-misattributed quote from Aaron Sorkin's "The Social Network Part II: ZuckerBoogaloo," in which founder Mark Zuckerberg quickly befriends and then screws over a young, naive Puli puppy named Beast.

The story broke in early March of 2011, when Mark and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan adopted this Hungarian Sheepdog and relocated him to Palo Alto due to the dog's great herding skills and ability to make Mark look more like a human being and less like an automaton. Also, that dog could code like the dickens. Of course, we all know the story from here: Mark created a Facebook profile for Beast, attributing quotes to the dog that he would later have to explain in a closed-room deposition after the puppy sued Mark for misrepresentation.

"I do not have an interest in 'Cuddling, Loving and Eating,' and am offended at the implication," reads Beast's official statement to the press.

"If you had invented Beast's Facebook page, you would have invented Beast's Facebook page!" Mark would infamously retort in an open letter to former best friend, printed in the New York Times. The case resolved itself after Beast received a settlement of a quarter of a million dollars. He was last seen going into business with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

Mark Zuckerberg Adopts Dog