Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Amy Winehouse still on the sauce



Though still without any new music since 2006's Grammy-sweeping Back To Black, Amy Winehouse emerged from a week-long refresher at a London rehab clinic in June 2011 for the first of several scheduled summer festival dates in Europe. But the very first outing in Belgrade, Serbia turned out to be disastrous: Winehouse hit the stage an hour late, stumbled around, fought with her microphone stand, threw her shoes, ranted about her band members and only intermittently sang her songs. The audience rewarded her with boos and heckles, and upcoming dates in Istanbul and Athens were cancelled.

Britney Tours get discounted



Britney Spears is apparently not the sure-fire concert draw she once was. Since lot of current or former fans have apparently decided not to hit that "BUY" button one more time after all, the web discounter Groupon has been selling 50%-off tickets for more than half the shows on Spears' 33-city tour. And not even all those half-price tickets have gotten snatched up.

The tour opened Thursday night in Sacramento to what the local paper described as a sell-out crowd. But a week prior to the show, Groupon offered $59 face-value tickets for a bargain basement price of $30. Groupon's web site shows that 1,400 people took the Sacramento offer before it sold out. But since there was a maximum of 8 tickets allowed per sale, that means there could have been anywhere from 1,400 to 11,200 people getting into the arena via the last-minute half-price offer. Similar deals have been offered in 18 cities on the tour.

Bachelor Gift?



$100,000 can buy many things: a brand new sports car, a boat, or a ridiculously luxurious vacation, just to name a few. But if you already have a new Audi in your driveway, a yacht at the marina, and just got back from a trip around the world, perhaps you'd rather drop your cold hard cash on a limited edition iridium razor. The pricey item is crafted by Zafirro, a company which seems to have just one product in its lineup, and just 99 of the "Zafirro Iridium" razors will be made.

The handle of the razor is made entirely of iridium, an extremely scarce and expensive metal that is so dense it could survive a drop into molten lava. Most iridium that appears on Earth is the result of crashed meteorites. The blades of the beast are made from artificially grown sapphire, making them hypoallergenic, not to mention many orders of magnitude sharper than your average Bic. The company boasts a 10-year blade life, and backs it up with free sharpening for a decade if the razor ever dulls.

The Zafirro Iridium, while promising "generations" of enjoyable use, is clearly made for the millionaire who already has everything. The company says the upgrade from a traditional razor to the $100,000 model is like changing from a CB radio to an iPhone, but unless your morning shave takes place at the mouth of a volcano, we're not sure it's worth it.

Fried Kool-Aid



The Kool-Aid balls were created by chef Charlie Boghosian who quickly found his diabetes and obesity bombs are a massive hit.

He simply drops spoonfuls of the batter, made up of the famous drink mix, flour and water, into the burning fat, lets it sizzle for a minute and bang, the latest contribution to the culinary arts is born.

The 'treat' has been selling like crazy at county fairs throughout the South and after making its first appearance at the San Diego County Fair the snack went viral.

Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 feat. Bruno Mars (Lighters) - Jason Chen, MattyB & Mars (Cover)

Nicki Minaj - Did It On Em

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lady Gaga - The Edge Of Glory

Girl Knows How to Solve Global Warming Problem

Rye Rye, Robyn - Never Will Be Mine ft. Robyn

Conan to appear on HIMYM as extra? Watch and Find Out!

Weird Al - Perform This Way (Parody of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga)

Roger Ebert’s Tweet Sparks Outrage




After Ryan Dunn, a star on MTV's "Jackass" stunt show, died in a car crash Monday, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive." Ebert was referring to the fact that Dunn had tweeted a photo of himself drinking with friends before getting into his car (the picture is no longer on Twitter, but can be seen on TMZ). Dunn reportedly had three beers and three shots before getting behind the wheel. Many are outraged about Ebert's Twitter comment, including some of his nearly 500,000 Twitter followers, fans of Dunn, and a handful of celebrities like blogger Perez Hilton. On his blog, Hilton wrote, "We certainly agree that driving after drinking is wrong, we think there's no reason-- especially RIGHT NOW-- that anyone should be pointing fingers or poking fun at a truly tragic situation. Everyone makes mistake, and this is somebody's son. Too soon, Roger." Despite calls for an apology, Ebert has yet to do so. Ebert pointed out that most of the comments on Hilton's blog sided with Ebert's view. But the controversy isn't just on Twitter and in blogs. Tuesday morning, the film critic said that his Facebook page was removed by Facebook because of complaints. He tweeted, "Facebook! My page is harmless and an asset to you. Why did you remove it in response to anonymous jerks? Makes you look bad." His page is back up.

I think I actually hate the Canucks more than I hate the Bruins



The Stanley Cup champion Bruins had one hell of a weekend.

On Saturday morning, they were feted by an estimated 1 million fans on the streets of Boston. And on Sunday, they were at Fenway Park to be honored by the Red Sox. Now, we find out that in between those events, they headed down I-95 to Foxwoods Resort and Casino to celebrate at the Shrine lounge and nightclub and the High Rollers lounge.

Apparently, most of the team went from the victory parade on to Foxwoods, where they racked up a bill of more than $150,000 at Shrine, whose owners presented the team with a 30-liter bottle of Ace of Spades “Midas” champagne, which retails for more than $100,000 per bottle. (According to one account, Brad Marchand stood atop the bar at Shrine at one point and showered the crowd with the expensive bubbly.)

The bottle is (was?) one of six in existence and is double the size of the 15-liter Ace of Spades brut that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban bought his team after their NBA title last week.

The Bruins’ bottle was signed by every Bruins player in attendance Saturday night and will be on display at High Rollers. It will be raffled off at a later date to benefit the Bruins Foundation.

After staying at Foxwoods overnight, the Bruins got a police escort to Fenway Park to throw out Sunday’s first pitch.

A hell of a weekend, indeed.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Macy's adds to the Heat's douchery

Macy's took out an ad today in the Miami Herald congratulating the 2010-11 NBA champion Miami Heat. A team that didn't exactly win the NBA championship. Even though, had the Heat even won Sunday's Game 6, they still would have left the NBA Finals tied at 3-3, with a seventh game to be played on Tuesday. Wowsers, can things get worse for the Heat!

Here's the ad:

Dallas Wins NBA Title



And I couldn't be happier...

Big 3 loses. Bron Bron Cries. No soundbites from Bosh because nobody cares about him.

Now that this season is over and he still can’t put a ring on it, LeBron James says he doesn’t care nor is he affected by any of that.

But after the Miami Heat were eliminated from the NBA Finals on their home floor in Game 6 by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night, it was evident that James did care judging by his harsh words for his detractors.

“All the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today,” James said. “They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things that I want to do with me and my family and be happy with that.

“They can get a few days or a few months or whatever the case may be on being happy about not only myself, but the Miami Heat not accomplishing their goal. But they have to get back to the real world at some point.”

That real world includes the Clevelanders he spurned, NBA fans who hated his nationally televised proclamation that he was headed to Miami and skeptics who felt he jumped into a get-championship-quick scheme. And Sunday night’s tart response to the criticism was another log on an already hot fire.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trailer 2 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The Black Eyed Peas - Don't Stop The Party

Swedish House Mafia - Save The World

WD11 New Ride - Wind Seeker... who's in???



Canada’s Wonderland takes excitement to new heights in 2011, with the addition of WindSeeker – a 30-storey swing ride.

Towering high above the Park, WindSeeker will ascend 301 feet (91.7M) and spread its metal arms, swinging riders at a 45-degree angle at speeds up to 50 kilometers per hour. WindSeeker will feature 32 two-person swings that will provide riders with a gravity-defying thrill as their feet dangle at heights never experienced before at Wonderland.

“We are continuing to change the landscape at Canada’s Wonderland and with the addition of our new thrill machine WindSeeker, we will be 70 feet (21.3M) higher than our previous tallest rides Drop Tower and Behemoth”, said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager of Canada’s Wonderland. “For riders that are looking for extreme height and intense thrills, this ride will be a must-do for 2011”.

WindSeeker will be the 68th ride at Canada’s Wonderland, giving the park one of the greatest selections of rides in North America. Construction will begin in the fall of 2010.

Les Paul-themed doodle lets you play, record songs




In honour of what would have been jazz and country guitarist Les Paul’s 96th birthday, Google has turned their homepage into a miniature recording studio.

The Google “Doodle” homepage, which replaces the logo, is an interactive guitar that allows users to strum using their mouse, play using their keyboard and share songs through a link generator.

The link can be sent to others and when they paste it into the address bar, two can play a duet.

The doodle went live at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning.

Les Paul, who died in 2009, is considered a rock and roll icon, partly because of his role in creating the first solid-body electric guitar.

Dev - Dancing in the Dark

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

NEW Eminem - A Kiss



Mr. Mathers has taken aim at Lady Gaga on one of the tracks for his forthcoming album Hell: The Sequel (a tag-team effort with Royce 5’9″ under the name Bad Meets Evil).

On the song “A Kiss,” Em spits the line “Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/ She’s already a male lady/ Wouldn’t f— her with her d—/ The verdict’s in.”

Kanye West - Monster

The First Ronald McDonald Commercial

Transformers Wingsuits: No CGI Required



A buzzy promo for the movie features a behind-the-scenes look at a group of precision skydivers who wear "wingsuits" while soaring through the air at around 150 miles per hour. The wingsuits, which look a lot like something Batman might use, allow brave souls to maneuver around tall objects, like, oh, say, the Sears Tower. Indeed, one of the most impressive stunts in the movie is exactly that. Move over, special effects artists.

According to the video, Michael Bay first saw the jumping team on "60 Minutes." The action director decided then and there to put them in "Transformers 3." In the video, which you can watch below, the team jumps off skyscrapers and out of helicopters, twisting and turning through downtown Chicago with amazing precision. These jumps have been done before, but never in a city, where tall buildings present logistical -- not to mention life-and-death -- challenges.

To effectively capture the scene, Bay attached a 3D camera to the helmet of one of the jumpers. In an interview with Collider.com, Bay remarked, "I got five guys and we wrote this scene around them. We had them going through the alleys and buildings of Chicago, going around buildings. How did the city allow any of that, I have no idea? I've never heard of a city approving anything like that." And make no mistake, this was a dangerous stunt. Bay said, "They jumped over three and a half weekends, and did six jumps a day. But I was more worried about the base-jumping. Each guy has to pull off a different elevation so they don't crash into each other."

According to an article from The Hollywood Reporter, star Shia LaBeouf was caught be surprise when the stunts were filmed. He "was eating breakfast... at the Trump building when he saw four men fall by his window."

While some of the background explosions may have gotten help from the special effects department, the producers of the film want you to know that the guys in wing suits are 100% real. Of course, it goes without saying: Don't try this at home (or at the office).

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Sony introduces PS Vita



Sony offered up new tech, new games, and a price point for its upcoming high-tech portable system that was as low as anyone had dared hope.

The handheld formerly known as the Sony NGP? It's now called the "Playstation Vita" (pronounced 'vee-tah') and is due out this holiday. In a decision that was widely applauded around the industry, it'll go on sale for $249.99 with WiFi only, or $299.99 for a 3G-capable model. That's a price that matches Nintendo's new 3DS, but with vastly superior hardware capabilities. It's an aggressive move, and given Sony's past history of high launch prices (the Playstation 3 debuted at $499 and $599) one that comes as a pleasant surprise to many observers.

Its tech specs are certainly impressive: the Vita sports a high-res OLED screen, Sixaxis motion sensing controls, two analog sticks, touch-sensitive areas on the front and back of the device, and, in what Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kazuo Hirai called "my favorite feature," dual cameras. Social networking (via a new "Near" app) will be a big focus, and the Vita will beat the PlayStation 3 to become the first Sony platform to implement cross-game voice chat.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What is a Canuck?




The Boston Bruins got their name in 1924 courtesy of general manager Art Ross, who was tasked by the team's owner to create an "untamed animal" nickname. For the NHL franchise. "Bruin" was an Old English word for a brown bear, which was adopted as the team's mascot.

On Wednesday night, the bears from Boston will roar into Vancouver for Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals against the Canucks, who will … well, we're not entirely sure what it is a "Canuck" does.

Or, for that matter, how the Western Conference champions ended up being called the "Vancouver Canucks" to begin with.

Turns out, it's a tale that spans from slang to literature to political cartoons to comic books to Moose Jaw to goalie Roberto Luongo's(notes) mask.

"Canuck" is defined as slang term meaning "a Canadian, especially a French Canadian."

Where did it originate? One theory from the Online Etymology Dictionary is that it dates back to 1835 and is a mash-up of "Canada" and "Chinook," the native tribe found in the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Another, from the Random House Dictionary, is that "Canuck" originated from "kanaka," the word used to describe a South Sea Islander, many of whom worked the fur trade on the Pacific Coast with French Canadians. "Kanaka" plus Canada eventually morphed into "Canak."

Researcher David Marchak writes that one of the first uses of the word "Canuck" in literature came in the mid-19th Century:

The earliest use of the word with the spelling we recognize today is found in "L'Acadie: or Seven Years' Exploration in British America" by James Edward Alexander, published in 1849:

We also met a lusty fellow in a forest road with a keg of whisky slung round him who called to us 'Come boys and have some grog, I'm what you call a canuck: ' a (Canadian).


Okay, I'm not sure about some "lusty fellow" offering free booze to strangers, but maybe things were different then. Wherever the word came from, by the mid 1800's "Canuck" was regularly used to describe a Canadian.

About a decade later, the word "Canuck" would enter the mainstream … and we have Uncle Sam to thank for it.

To counter that iconic U.S. political cartoon, Canadian editorial cartoonists began using the image of "Johnny Canuck," an amiable blue-collar lunk-head who stood up to Uncle Sam's bullying (even if he wasn't depicted as the sharpest saw in the forest).

In 1935, the term crossed over into hockey for the first time. The Moose Jaw Canucks played in the Southern Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The name would be used by the franchise in different leagues through 1982.

In the 1940s, another U.S. icon helped pushed the "Canuck" name back into the pop culture mainstream — Captain America.

Cap debuted in 1940 and sold a million issues of a comic depicting him punching Adolf Hitler in the face. Two years later, cartoonist Leo Bachle turned the old Johnny Canuck character from the political cartoons into Canada's own comic book avenger: Powerful, rugged and able to wage a one-man war against Hitler as capably as Captain America did.

The more valorous image of Johnny Canuck helped change the way people thought of the term "Canuck."

In 1945, after the end of World War II, the Pacific Coast Hockey League expanded to Vancouver and the new franchise took the name "Canucks" as a way to honor the bravery of Canadian soldiers who fought overseas.

According to Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal, the team also "adopted Johnny Canuck as their mascot, depicting him as a lumberjack, appropriately attired in a checked shirt and toque, and carrying a hockey stick. "

In 1970, the minor league Vancouver Canucks (now playing in the Western Hockey League) were purchased and transferred to the NHL as an expansion team.

The name remained, having gained popularity locally with four championships and five Hall of Fame players. Johnny Canuck, alas, was left behind … until he was rescued 36 years later by Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo.

So that's how the Vancouver Canucks got their name … which brings us to one last question: Is "Canucks" a derogatory term?

Kings Of Leon - Back Down South

Taylor Swift - The Story Of Us

Trailer - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

HP7 Part 2 Commercials





Justin Timberlake: Mila Kunis Nude Scenes & Ryan Gosling



Justin Timberlake and co-star Mila Kunis bare it all in their upcoming sex-charged romantic comedy, "Friends with Benefits," and in a new interview with Vanity Fair to promote the film, Timberlake drops his guard and gets personal.

Addressing those hot (and well, awkward) sex scenes, Timberlake said it was a one-time deal.

"It was fun, but I can't say I'm going to be butt-naked in a movie again," he said. "I only did it because I'm young now, and everything's where it's supposed to be. I figured this is the time, before gravity gets the best of me."

Perhaps it's not just vanity that'll keep Timberlake's clothes on going forward -- as Kunis describes it, the scenes were quite physically demanding (and not in the way you'd think).

"We figured that by then [they filmed the sex at the end of the shoot] we'd really, hopefully, be friends, which is what happened," said Kunis. "It's always uncomfortable to do those scenes... You have to be in these crazy positions for 12 to 16 hours. I'll never forget when Justin had to be on top of me with his right hand on my left pasty and his left hand on my right pasty--my feet were getting numb, and I think his hands were giving out on him. It was a workout."

In January, Kunis talked about how the pair grew comfortable after an awkward start.

"We had two weeks' worth of sex scenes to shoot. Justin would just wear a sock that covered his frontal parts, so yeah, I could pretty much see everything," she said. "And I had tiny nipple pasties and a little pasty on my hoo-ha. We couldn't have been more uncomfortable in the beginning, but by the fourteenth day, we'd just drop our robes, like, 'Hey, how's it goin'?'"

Justin Timberlake and co-star Mila Kunis bare it all in their upcoming sex-charged romantic comedy, "Friends with Benefits," and in a new interview with Vanity Fair to promote the film, Timberlake drops his guard and gets personal.

Addressing those hot (and well, awkward) sex scenes, Timberlake said it was a one-time deal.

"It was fun, but I can't say I'm going to be butt-naked in a movie again," he said. "I only did it because I'm young now, and everything's where it's supposed to be. I figured this is the time, before gravity gets the best of me."

Perhaps it's not just vanity that'll keep Timberlake's clothes on going forward -- as Kunis describes it, the scenes were quite physically demanding (and not in the way you'd think).

"We figured that by then [they filmed the sex at the end of the shoot] we'd really, hopefully, be friends, which is what happened," said Kunis. "It's always uncomfortable to do those scenes... You have to be in these crazy positions for 12 to 16 hours. I'll never forget when Justin had to be on top of me with his right hand on my left pasty and his left hand on my right pasty--my feet were getting numb, and I think his hands were giving out on him. It was a workout."

In January, Kunis talked about how the pair grew comfortable after an awkward start.

"We had two weeks' worth of sex scenes to shoot. Justin would just wear a sock that covered his frontal parts, so yeah, I could pretty much see everything," she said. "And I had tiny nipple pasties and a little pasty on my hoo-ha. We couldn't have been more uncomfortable in the beginning, but by the fourteenth day, we'd just drop our robes, like, 'Hey, how's it goin'?'"
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If Timberlake is modest and a bit demure now, he wasn't always that way. Being a teen star, he said, injected a lot of opportunity -- and cockiness -- into his heady, early days of fame.

"It was exciting that we were having so much success and we could do whatever we wanted. And I mean that about everybody: Backstreet Boys, 'NSync, Britney, Christina," Timberlake recalled. "At that time, we could literally go, 'Oh, man, let's go to Bali,' and we'd be on a plane to Bali. We were little kids with big toys. You do the math--that's not going to last... Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes, and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big shit."

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