Monday, February 27, 2012

Kim Dotcom Appeal

Kim Dotcom Appeal - Alleged internet pirate Kim Dotcom will appeal today's decision denying him bail, his lawyer says. Dotcom, a German millionaire and founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, was arrested on Friday on behalf of United States authorities, including the FBI, in a police raid at his $30m Coatesville mansion. US authorities were now seeking his extradition. They alleged Dotcom's company breached copyright laws costing copyright owners more than US$500m in what they call the "Mega Conspiracy". The 38-year-old, who was previously convicted of hacking and insider trading, has denied any wrongdoing. Dotcom was today remanded in custody, with judge David McNaughton saying he posed a "significant" flight risk. He will be held until February 22, when extradition papers are expected to be filed. However Dotcom's lawyer, Paul Davison, QC, said that decision would be appealed to the High Court. Davison spoke of the disappointment at the decision. "We were hopeful that the judge would accept our intentions and our arguments and see that there was no risk whatsoever of Kim Dotcom seeking to leave New Zealand. "All of his assets have been frozen, all of his resources have been taken," he said outside court. Kim Dotcom Appeal

Ohio School Shooting

Ohio School Shooting - Authorities said a teen gunman opened fire inside the school cafeteria around 7:30 a.m., fatally wounding one student and seriously injuring four others. The suspect was taken into custody near his car a half-mile from the Cleveland-area school of 1,100 students. Heather Ziska, 17, said she was in the cafeteria when she heard popping noises in the hall. She said she saw a boy she recognized as a fellow student enter the cafeteria and start shooting. "Everybody just started running," said 17-year-old Megan Hennessy, who was in class when she heard loud noises. Hiding in classrooms, frightened students spent more than an hour trying to communicate with the outside world and get reliable information, said senior Matt Goergen, 17, who was in first-period English class when the school went into lockdown. Many in the room didn't believe there was a shooting until "a girl sitting next to me got a call from her dad saying it was real," he said in a text message interview. Sophomore Trevor Miducki, 16, was in the hallway next to the cafeteria when he saw two girls "running down the hallway, just, like, sprinting" from the cafeteria. Locked into his first-period English classroom, Miducki heard sirens outside but wasn't sure what was going on. "We were all wondering what happened," he said. "We were all frantically texting our parents … We were keeping calm, but were all so scared." Ohio School Shooting

Uma Thurman Expecting

Uma Thurman Expecting - Uma Thurman is pregnant with her third child. The 41-year-old actress is expecting with her businessman boyfriend Arpad Busson. The actress's manager Jason Weinberg confirmed the news exclusively to MailOnline. The Kill Bill star already has two children - Maya, 13, and 10-year-old Levon - with her ex-husband Ethan Hawke. Busson also has two children, Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson, with former girlfriend Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson. Earlier this month, the blonde beauty was spotted wearing baggy clothes and crossing her arms over her stomach in the front row of the Tommy Hilfiger show during New York Fashion Week. The actress, who is known for her fondness of elegant fitted gowns, was wearing a loose navy outfit and matching coat. Before her front row appearance she was also seen on set of the new drama series Smash. Uma looked striking in a pink Hindu-inspired outfit as she filmed scenes for the NBC musical show in Manhattan. Thurman, who was married to actor Ethan Hawke for five years, admitted to Harper's Bazaar earlier this year that she's never been happier than she is now. Uma Thurman Expecting

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Victoria Beckham and Miserable Image

Victoria Beckham and Miserable Image - There has been speculation around recently that Victoria Beckham is looking so bad she looks absolutely miserable. I think the speculation is right. Recent photos of Victoria show dark circles around her eyes which doesn't really compliment her gaunt figure. She looks starved and exhausted leading to the recent speculation. She has come out swinging at her critics insisting she really isn't miserable and it is something that was fabricated by journalists. Victoria Beckham and Miserable Image

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years

Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years - In a town where marriages rarely make it past the one-year mark, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of those couples that make celebrity marriages seem pretty awesome. They’ve been married for over 23 years now--which is like 5 lifetimes in Hollywood--and admit they fall more in love with each other every day. So what’s their secret to maintaining such a long, healthy relationship in this town? "We want to be married to each other,” Rita confessed to Hollyscoop at the Larry Crowne movie premiere in Hollywood. She added, “I think that's very, very important [to want to be married]. You got to want to be married to the person you're married to. We still like each other a lot." Tom was previously married to Samantha Lewes in 1978 but began an affair with future wife Rita Wilson while they were filming Volunteers. He recently admitted he wasn’t proud of the affair, but couldn’t deny the chemistry he had with Rita. He told GQ magazine, "Rita and I just looked at each other and - kaboing - that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn't be denied." Tom Hanks Rita Wilson Married 23 Years

Dolly Parton Whitney Houston

Dolly Parton Whitney Houston - Dolly Parton paid tribute to Whitney Houston, the deceased pop diva who catapulted her song “I Will Always Love You” to a global phenomenon, by citing the ballad they both made famous. “Mine is only one of the millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston,” Parton said in a statement Saturday. “I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song, and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart, ‘Whitney, I will always love you. You will be missed.’” Houston died Saturday at the age of 48. The singer had a well-chronicled struggle with substance abuse and drugs. Also read: Whitney Houston Dead at 48 Parton wrote “I Will Always Love You” in 1973. The song chronicled her split with her collaborator Porter Wagoner. The country star’s version rose to first place on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and was later re-recorded for the soundtrack of her film “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” However, it took Houston to make the ballad a true crossover hit. The song was featured prominently in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” which marked Houston’s film debut. It would break records to spend 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, and would become perhaps Houston’s best known torch song. Dolly Parton Whitney Houston

Bon Iver Best New Artist

Bon Iver Best New Artist - Like Arcade Fire's surprise Album of the Year win at last year's Grammys, Bon Iver taking home Best New Artist on Sunday night (February 12) over more established artists like Nicki Minaj was bound to raise a few eyebrows. When you asked "Who are Arcade Fire?" in 2012, we had you covered, and we've been following Wisconsin singer Justin Vernon (the man behind Bon Iver) for quite some time — long before he snagged BNA and Best Alternative Album at this year's ceremony. Quite the pleasant surprise for the under-the-radar folk singer, who recently became the face of a Bushmills whiskey ad to boot. Bon Iver's second, self-titled disc was released in early 2011 but is still clearly getting the attention it deserves. He may have made a few public derogatory comments about the Grammy Awards ceremony itself, but that didn't sway the voters or the singer from showing up. To put his "underground" status into perspective: Bon Iver debuted at #2 in June 2011 on sales of just under 104,000, but its total album sales to date (just over 357,000) are nothing compared to a powerhouse-seller like Adele's 21. A helpful primer on Justin Vernon/ Bon Iver: The former All-State high school football star and World Religion college major began his career playing in the jazzy party band Mount Vernon, which transitioned into DeYarmond Edison, formed with some old high school pals who all moved to North Carolina in 2005 to spread their musical wings. A year later, things fell apart with his band and his girlfriend, just as he was laid low by a vicious bout of mono, driving Vernon back to Eau Claire for some physical and psychic healing. Bon Iver Best New Artist

Whitneys Mother Cissy

Whitneys Mother Cissy - Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston has expressed her devastation at the loss of her daughter, who died Saturday afternoon as she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party in California. She described the death of her daughter as an "unimaginable tragedy." "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney," the gospel singer said in a statement according to OnTheRedCarpet.com. "This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends." The 78-year-old mother has reported that she talked to her daughter just half an hour before she was found unconscious in a hotel room bath tub. It has also been reported that Houston talked to her cousin Dionne Warwick just several hours earlier to confirm seating arrangements at that evening's party, according to TMZ. However, it was to be a party that Houston would never attend, and the pop icon was later pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, Feb. 11. Houston had a well-documented fight with drug and alcohol abuse over the years, and she was in rehab just in May of last year following a relapse to her old addictions. But she was reported to have been healthy in the days prior to her death, and just two days before tragedy struck she gave what became her final performance, singing "Yes Jesus Loves Me" at an LA nightclub. Bobby Brown, Houston's ex-husband, who was on a reunion tour with New Edition, is reportedly devastated at the news. He took to the stage Saturday night, breaking into tears at one point, in an emotional performance. Whitneys Mother Cissy

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Police Pursuit Ends with Car on Sleeping Man

Police Pursuit Ends with Car on Sleeping Man - A Connecticut man woke up to a real-life nightmare early Tuesday morning when a car police were pursuing slammed into his apartment while he was sleeping and landed on top of him. Just after 12:30 a.m., Hamden Police spotted a BMW wanted for motor vehicle violations and attempted to stop the driver. Police pursued the car from Hamden to New Haven, through the Southern Connecticut State University campus and into the Newhallville section of New Haven. Hamden Police made several attempts to stop the fleeing BMW, police said, but the driver lost control, crashed through a first-floor apartment at 91 Winchester Ave. and fled. Michael Sweat, 34, a tenant, was trapped beneath the car for more than an hour as rescuers attempted to free him. Sweat was taken to the Hospital of St. Raphael with second- and third-degree burns to his lower body and is expected to recover. New Haven police were not involved in the pursuit, but are searching for the driver of the BMW who fled the scene. State police are also assisting in the investigation. Police Pursuit Ends with Car on Sleeping Man

Birth Control Recall

Birth Control Recall - Dr. Ranit Mishori, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at Georgetown University, said today that patients should ask for an alternate product and use an additional means of contraception. "They may want to get a pregnancy test [as well]," said Mishori, adding that she did not prescribe Qualitest products. The voluntary recall affects eight kinds of birth-control pills -- including a variety of generic brands such as Cyclafem, Emoquette, Gildess, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem -- and an estimated 1.4 million packs of pills that started getting shipped out last year. Qualitest said the error caused the weekly tablet orientation to be reversed and obscured the pills' lot numbers and expiration dates on certain packages. None of the recalled pills has expired. Qualitest: 2% of Oral Contraceptive Market Qualitest accounted for about 2 percent of the oral contraceptive market, a spokesman for the Huntsville, Ala., company said. Birth-control pills, which contain estrogen and progesterone, prevent the release of an egg by fooling the body to believe it has already done so. The first three weeks of pills provide the hormones in varied or similar doses and the last four or seven pills of a pack -- usually of a different color -- contain nothing so that a women can get her menstrual period. Birth Control Recall

Egypt Soccer Riot

Egypt Soccer Riot - A Wednesday game of soccer in Port Said, Egypt resulted in a riot between two rival team fan groups. At the time, another game beginning in Cairo was halted after fans started an in-stadium fire. Surprised? Of course not! Violence and soccer games go together like grass and cleats. This riot proved to be different than what we expect, however, with a body count that continues to grow throughout the day. The Feb. 1 game was between the Al-Ahly team and Al-Masry team. Al-Masry, the home team, won 3-1. The gates separating the team and fans were either open or broken, allowing a flood of people onto the field just after the final whistle. The riot began and quickly escalated. The majority of the fighting occurred in the Port Said stadium. Injuries range from concussions to lacerations. Several armed robberies and fires were also reported. As of 3 p.m. on Feb. 1, the body count was up to 73 dead and 180 injured in the massive brawl. Security officers are said to be among the death count. Some players were injured and a manager was badly beaten. Victims were spread out between four hospitals. The cause of some deaths has been confirmed as stab wounds. Head wounds, suffocation, and concussions have also been reported causes of death by health officials. Rocks, sticks, bottles, and fireworks also caused some of the injuries as fans hurled them at one another and the field. Security was available during the game. As this CNN news clip shows, they are outfitted in full riot gear and seem to be in decent numbers. Although violence was anticipated during this game it was not expected to reach this scale. What exactly caused it to reach this depth has not yet been established. There have been reports of tension mounting before the game even began. Fans held signs insulting opposing team fans early in the game. These reports of tension come from fans in attendance, so it is not certain security was aware of what to anticipate. Egypt Soccer Riot