Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mr. Paul Anka, Sofie Gråbøl, Vivica A. Fox, Jean Reno, Lisa Kudrow, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bush and Mr. Peter Bogdanovich

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

Claudia Ramirez, Hilary Swank, Jaime Pressly, Frank Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

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Marguerite Wheatley, Raven, Lane Davies, Divini Rae and Larry Romano

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

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Brittany Byrnes







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Mark Cuban, Brittany Byrnes, Ms. Susan Flannery, Ms. France Nuyen, Rebecca Atkinson, James Read, Loren Dean and Sofia Pernas

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Alexis Knapp








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Christina Cox







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Alexis Knapp, B.J. Novak, Dean Cain, Ben Chaplin, Christina Cox, Mr. Geoffrey Lewis, Geraldine Chaplin and Eve Best

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

J.K. Rowling, Wesley Snipes, Richard Griffiths, Michael Biehn, Annie Parisse and Emilia Fox

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Denise Richards by Marc Malkin

Denise Richards doesn't understand the fascination with her breast implants.

"Hasn't half of Los Angeles had their boobs done?" she says while feeding her seven-week-old adopted daughter Eloise and promoting her new memoir, The Real Girl Next Door. "Yes, I'm happy with my boobs now. I have the boobs I wanted when I was 19. I never thought it would be such a big deal."

Her chest certainly wasn't the only thing we chatted about. Read on to find out what the former E! reality star has to say about dating, trash-talking Charlie Sheen and more...


With baby Eloise and daughters Sam and Lola taking up most of her time and energy these days, Richards admits her romantic life isn't exactly in full swing. "I'm dating," she said. "But you know, it's not marriage material. It's dating-ish."

She does hope to remarry some day. "I loved being married and I loved being a wife—for the short time that I was," Richards said. "I love men and I love being in love, so I know I will definitely meet the right someone some day."

Richards says of her ideal man, "I'm attracted to men with children and obviously someone who is great with kids and could be a very good role model.

"Like I said in the book," she continued, "whoever it is, he will be in a house fill of girls who love and adore him."

So how did she keep the adoption so private? Surprisingly, not one celebrity tabloid got wind of it before she was ready to announce the news earlier this month. "I was so grateful to the few people that I did tell," Richards said. "They kept it a secret and were very loyal and protective. I started the process almost two years ago. There were times it was discouraging, when I thought I was going to adopt and then it didn't happen. But I've always wanted more kids."

As for the rumors that Comedy Central has asked her to participate in its upcoming roast of Charlie Sheen, Richards says she hasn't received any such offer.

"Sure it could be funny and clever to have one of the ex-wives come and be a part of the roast, but at the same time, I don't know if it's the best thing to do or the classiest thing to do," she said. "I would just be taking cheap shots, right?"

You certainly would.



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USA Weekend Box-Office

1.Captain America: The First Avenger------------------------$65.1M
2.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)-------$47.4M------$274M
3.Friends with Benefits-------------------------------------$18.6M
4.Transformers: Dark of the Moon----------------------------$12.1M------$326M
5.Horrible Bosses (2011)------------------------------------$11.9M------$82.6M
6.Zookeeper-------------------------------------------------$8.7M-------$59.2M
7.Cars 2 (2011)---------------------------------------------$5.66M------$176M
8.Winnie the Pooh (2011)------------------------------------$5.16M------$17.6M
9.Bad Teacher (2011)----------------------------------------$2.61M------$94.4M
10.Midnight in Paris (2011)---------------------------------$1.8M-------$44.8M




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C’est hier après-midi que se tenait le mariage de Zara Phillips, cousine du Prince William et du Prince Harry et petite-fille de la Reine d’Angleterre, avec le célèbre rugbyman Mike Tindall. Pour l’occasion, de très nombreux invités ont été conviés, dont une bonne partie de la famille royale d’Angleterre.



Les invités les plus attendus n’étaient autres que le Prince William et sa femme Catherine Middleton dont l’arrivée au mariage à Edimbourg a provoqué une gigantesque euphorie dans la foule présente, qui a acclamé le couple comme s’ils étaient de vraies rock stars !



Encore plus applaudis que les mariés eux-mêmes, Kate et William sont apparus plus souriants et radieux que jamais, après avoir déjà fait une apparition la veille lors d’une fête de pré-mariage sur un luxueux yacht.



Vêtue d’un somptueux manteau brodé de couleur beige, d’escarpins nude, d’une belle minaudière et d’un chapeau magnifique : Kate Middleton était plus belle que jamais et a, une nouvelle fois, fait un carton plein avec sa tenue.





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Zara Phillips

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Comme son cousin le Prince William, Zara Phillips a décidé d'épouser un roturier ! Il s'agit du très musclé et célèbre rugbyman Mike Tindall, qui est rentré hier dans la famille royale. Radieuse, la blonde Zara s'est avancée hier samedi 30 juillet à Edimbourg dans une robe de mariée exceptionnelle dessinée par le couturier préféré de la reine, Stewart Parvin, accessoirisée d'une large tiare, d'un long voile et de Jimmy Choo aux pieds. Une mariée superbe, acclamée par la foule d'Edimbourg, et surtout la première union royale à se tenir en Ecosse depuis 20 ans !

Donc pas question pour le Prince William et Kate Middleton de manquer cet événement familial . La Duchesse de Cambridge avait même sorti un chapeau à grosses fleurs pour l'occasion ! De même la Reine Elizabeth, le Prince Charles et Camilla ainsi que toute la famille royale avait fait le déplacement.

Zara Phillips, petite-fille préférée de la reine, qui s'est pourtant souvent montrée rebelle à la royauté, est une cavalière hors-pair. Mais pour un jour, elle a été la princesse qu'ont regardée tous les Anglais !




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Rachel Weisz by Gina Serpe

Americans have long exercised the right to bare arms—and so, clearly, is this foreign A-lister who gave the world a free ticket to her own personal gun show while making the promotional rounds in New York this week.

Funny, we wouldn't normally think of this British beauty as a hard-bodied gym buff, but maybe her better half's rippling bod is rubbing off on her, too.

In any case, Madonna and Cameron Diaz just got some seriously stiff competition. So who's showing off her muscley limbs?


It shouldn't really come as a surprise: the name's Bond. Mrs. Bond.

The arm-baring babe is none other than Rachel Weisz, who's out promoting The Whistleblower.

In any case, we're pretty sure those guns are gonna come in handy with all the press she's booked to do in the coming weeks. One look at those muscles tells us she's going to have zero problems swatting away any pesky questions about her suddenly scintillating personal life.

Good for her, bad for us. Ah well. At least we can enjoy the view.



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Friday, July 29, 2011

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Kate Bosworth by Stephen M. Silverman

After months of speculation about their relationship status, including an analysis of their comings and goings at last January's Golden Globes, Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth have split. And, according to reports, it was not only mutual but a while ago.

The towheaded True Blood star, 34, and Bosworth, 28, who costar together in this year's upcoming remake of 1971's Straw Dogs, were first linked in October 2009, when they were seen making eyes at each other and then hopping into a car at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.

The following April, they were cozying up together at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – though keeping quiet about their relationship

"We are very good friends," L.A. native Bosworth told PEOPLE in February 2010. "He's a wonderful, wonderful man. I adore him."

Pressed for further details, she responded: "That's a minefield, man! I'm not stepping into that. I've learned too well from being on that road."

As for what the future may hold for the Stockholm-born Skarsgard, who as vampire Eric Northman has undergone a metamorphosis to mellow on this season of the HBO hit, he told PEOPLE in 2009 that when it comes to finding the right woman, "A sense of humor is No. 1, for sure. Being funny and smart is very important."



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Mr. Chris Marker, Roz Kelly, Mr. Mike Hodges, Maestro Harrell and Tina Krause

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Robert Fuller, Ulrich Tukur, Mike Starr, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Wendy Hughes, Martina McBride and Dean Haglund

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Genesis Rodriguez






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Stephen Dorff, Tony Sirico, Ken Burns, Allison Mack, Leslie Easterbrook, Alexandra Paul, Måns Mårlind and Genesis Rodriguez

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Les Contes de la nuit


















Synopsis : Tous les soirs, une fille, un garçon et un vieux technicien se retrouvent dans un petit cinéma qui semble abandonné, mais qui est plein de merveilles. Les trois amis inventent, se documentent, dessinent, se déguisent.


Réalisé par Michel Ocelot
Avec Julien Beramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias






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France Box Office July 20–24, 2011

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part Two)-----$12,144,002----$46,238,176
2. Mr. Popper's Penguins-------------------------------$2,788,260
3.Case départ------------------------------------------$2,266,962------$11,455,857
4.Les Tuche--------------------------------------------$1,642,305------$10,728,652
5.Transformers 3----------------------------------------$1,635,744-----$26,248,620
6.Kung Fu Panda 2--------------------------------------$1,498,756------$26,893,117
7.Honey 2----------------------------------------------$1,269,058
8.Les contes de la nuit--------------------------------$1,131,394
9.L'élève Ducobu---------------------------------------$1,092,711------$12,130,387




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Synopsis : Adaptation du célèbre roman gothique de Matthew G. Lewis, publié en 1796, « Le Moine » raconte le destin tragique de Frère Ambrosio dans l’Espagne catholique du XVIIe siècle.

Réalisé par Dominik Moll
Avec Vincent Cassel, Déborah François, Joséphine Japy

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Jeret "Speedy" Peterson

SALT LAKE CITY: Olympic silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah in what police are calling a suicide. Peterson, a freestyle skier who patented the so-called "Hurricane" and took second place at the Vancouver Games with it, called 911 before shooting himself, police said. The 29-year-old had been cited for drunken driving Friday in Hailey, Idaho and had pleaded not guilty.

Officers found Peterson late Monday night between Salt Lake City and Park City in Lambs Canyon. Police said a suicide note was found near Peterson's car; they declined to reveal what it said.


He was one of the most colorful of athletes, and he wore his heart on his sleeve — never more than on Feb. 26, 2010, when he walked off the mountain after taking second place — the silver medal — with tears streaming down his face.

"I know that a lot of people go through a lot of things in their life, and I just want them to realize they can overcome anything," Peterson said that night. "There's light at the end of the tunnel and mine was silver and I love it."

It was a poignant closing chapter to a career that, until then, had been filled with success on the smaller stages of his fringe sport but defined in the mainstream by his moment at the Turin Olympics where, after finishing seventh, he was sent home early after a minor scuffle with a buddy in the street.

Over the next months and years, he began telling his story.

In Italy, he was still reeling from the suicide of a friend, who had shot himself in front of Peterson only months before.

Peterson also had problems with alcohol and depression and admitted he had his own thoughts of suicide, all stemming from a childhood in which he was sexually abused and lost his 5-year-old sister to a drunken driver.

"Today is a sad day in our sport," Bill Marolt, the CEO of the U.S. ski team, said in a statement Tuesday. "Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson was a great champion who will be missed and remembered as a positive, innovative force on not only his sport of freestyle aerials, but on the entire U.S. Freestyle Ski Team family and everyone he touched."

Peterson got his nickname because of the big helmet he wore, one that made him look like Speed Racer of cartoon fame.

But quickly, he became better known for the "Hurricane"— a triple-twisting, double-flipping trick off the snowy ramp that was more difficult than anything anyone else would try.

It was high-risk, high-reward, and Peterson always insisted he'd have it no other way. It was a sight to behold when he landed it and the judges rewarded it. Helped by the huge difficulty marks for the jump, he still holds the two-jump scoring record of 268.70, set at Deer Valley in January 2007.

He had seven wins on the World Cup circuit, was the 2005 World Cup champion and a three-time American champion.

But the stats and the medals were only a fraction of the story.

Born with the heart of a gambler, he took that passion to Las Vegas and won $550,000 playing blackjack one night. But within years, he had given some of it away and lost even more in the tanking real estate market.

Trying to decide whether he wanted to stay in the sport after Turin, he took time off and started working in the construction business — a place, he said, where he could see the effort of a hard day's work without having to walk into the video room the next day and break it down on the TV screen.

But skiing was his passion, and he recommitted leading up to Vancouver. And what a payoff. He came in second that night, but hardly felt like a runner-up.

"I do it because I want to be the person I know I can be," he said. "I've really changed things around in the last 3 1/2 years. This is my medal for everything I've overcome, and I'm ecstatic."




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Susie Sanchez











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Susie Sanchez by Shane Bacon

That's right, move over Betty White, Susie Sanchez is here!

The Oakland Raiders have hired Sanchez, who is a grandmother, to be one of their sideline cheerleaders for the 2011-12 season.

While Susie is technically a grandmother, she might not be cut from the mold that pops in your mind when you hear that word. Susie is 37, a mother of three and grandmother of one, and after multiple auditions to pom-pom it up on the sideline, she finally got the call.

From the Hollister Pinnacle ...

Sanchez again impressed the judges with her dancing ability, skill and presence later that week — she had been dancing since she was 8, after all — and she can now safely say she is the oldest member of the Raiderettes as well.

"I just started crying," she said after she heard her number called — lucky No. 45. "It was like, 'wow.' I was overwhelmed with emotion … just never give up."


While I'm sure a lot of people are currently thinking up their best Al Davis/old jokes, we must point out that Susie isn't the first grandmother to make the cheerleading squad for the Raiders. That honor goes to Kathy Ferrin, who was pinned a Raiderette back in '03-04, but still, a pretty impressive feat considering most cheerleaders barely look old enough to vote.

So congrats to Susie. Many people give up on their dreams long before they hit 30, no matter if that is a basketball player or doctor or even cheerleader, but it seems she's kept trying and finally landed it. While it may seem strange, we can all probably learn a lot from the grandmother in Oakland.

But does this make Susie the oldest cheerleader in the NFL? Sadly, no. That honor rests with the Bengals' Laura Vikmanis, who is 42 and still going strong.


**Congrats!!! God bless!!!




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Thursday, July 28, 2011

By Marian Smith, msnbc.com

LONDON - Multiculturalism has become a contentious issue in the U.K., especially since Prime Minister David Cameron declared in February that it had failed and was partly to blame for fostering Islamist extremism. But the tragic bombing and shooting in Norway on Friday has thrown a new spotlight on the issue here: Anders Behring Breivik claimed to have connections to British far-right groups like the English Defence League and said in his manifesto that he wants to “save” Europe from Islam.

Msnbc.com spoke to a variety of Britons to hear their reactions to the tragedy in Norway and their views on multiculturalism, extremism and the potential threat of a violent attack by far-right extremists on British soil.

Bernard, 67, retired oil industry executive
“I agree with him, I’m sorry. I’m fed up with political tolerance. This is a Christian country, you abide by those rules. When I lived in Dubai you couldn’t have a church, you couldn’t wear a cross. It’s a double standard. Muslims are trying to take over the world, I’m sorry.

“I think he is a narcissist… I don’t agree with what he’s done but his feelings, a lot of people feel like that here. This country has changed over the past 20, 30 years. A lot of people here think the way that guy does.”




Jazmin Hafeez, 22, student
“I don’t think there is [a chance it could happen here]. The U.K. is so multicultural. There’s a large number of Muslims in Europe, but they’re not going to take over. But you probably get different views from the generation above us.”

Metropolitan police spokesman
Although the British police would not get into specifics, a spokesman said: “We have seen, through arrests, prosecutions and convictions, an intention by violent extremists, which includes right-wing extremists, to cause harm. We treat right-wing extremism as seriously as any other form of violent extremism.”


Ghaffar Hussain, head of outreach at the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank in the U.K.
“There’s a new form of extremism, focusing exclusively on Muslims and Islam and a perceived threat. It’s about people creating an atmosphere of hate and paranoia. [The far-right groups] create the mood music, they allow individuals to get engrossed in that view, but they don’t promote violence.


“An attack here is possible; I think it’s likely within the next five years. Not at that scale, but something will happen. Already few mosques have been attacked, there have been isolated incidents.”




Patrick Lamb, 74, manager of a hatmakers shop

“I did feel [an attack like this] was going to happen sometime. People can be frightened of multiculturalism, afraid of outsiders and don’t assimilate well. If it’s handled well it works beautifully. But I didn’t think it would be such a bloody reaction. I can accept that what happens on one side of terror can happen on the other side of terror.

“The fact that it happened in Norway, the most liberal of countries, means it could happen anywhere. [In the UK] there is an unspoken fear that we’re being overrun by immigrants. They live cheek by jowl but they don’t mix.”


“There’s a new form of extremism, focusing exclusively on Muslims and Islam and a perceived threat. It’s about people creating an atmosphere of hate and paranoia. [The far-right groups] create the mood music, they allow individuals to get engrossed in that view, but they don’t promote violence.



“The fact that it happened in Norway, the most liberal of countries, means it could happen anywhere. [In the UK] there is an unspoken fear that we’re being overrun by immigrants. They live cheek by jowl but they don’t mix.”



Elizabeth Delves, 31, teacher
“On the whole I think (multiculturalism) works. I work with young people from all sorts of different nationalities and they all get on really well. It definitely can work. You’re always going to get animosity – you can get animosity amongst any group, whether it be about ethnicity, whether it be religion… it could be anything. But this generation is much more open-minded.

“It definitely could happen here. People like that just need an excuse to do these sorts of things.”

Dr. Taj Hargey, chairman and chief executive of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford and imam
"We should be vigilant about Muslim extremists but we should be vigilant about all extremists. We’re so concerned about Muslim extremists, but seem to be unperturbed by right-wing fascists. This guy in Norway labels himself as a Christian conservative. We have Islamist terrorists – why don’t we call these people Christianist terrorists?

“In Britain you don’t have this culture of random violence… but we’re in for a rough time. The government and the press need to go after the English Defence League and the British National Party with same vigor as they’re going after al-Qaida and the Taliban and militants.”



English Defence League statement
The rightwing English Defence League issued a statement the day after the attacks in Norway, saying: "Yesterday's tragic events are an alarming eye-opener as to what could happen within our own shores if we are not careful and don't clamp down on groups and individuals that express extremist beliefs, be it Islamic or far-right extremist views."





One day after that, the EDL issued a second statement defending itself after it emerged that Breivik claimed to have had contact with the EDL: "No form of terrorism can ever be justified and the taking of innocent lives can never be justified. We are proud to stand strongly against all forms of extremism and we will continue to speak out against the biggest terrorist threat to our nation, Islamic extremism."

Story: Demystifying Islam in a strained Britain

Mohammed Al Hussein, 60, retired executive
“There is surprisingly unfertile ground for that in the U.K., though there is a strong, widespread conservative attitude that Old England is under threat. But people here have come to terms with it (multiculturalism).”





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Monique van de Ven, Mr. Charles Cyphers, Dick Ebersol, Linda Kelsey and Mr. Gösta Ekman

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Lori Loughlin









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Rachel Blakely

Rachel Blakely

Rachel Blakely

Randall Wallace, Emily Hahn, Hannah Lochner and Rachel Blakely

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Peter Cullen, Elizabeth Berkley, Lori Loughlin, Alexandra Chando, Sally Struthers and Leonor Watling

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan is reportedly engaged to Mumford & Sons singer Marcus Mumford.

The 'Never Let Me Go' actress – who was first spotted with the folk musician at an intimate concert in Nashville in February – was showing off her engagement ring to guests at Babington House in Somerset, South West England, over the weekend.

A witness told The Sun newspaper: “Carey looked like the cat who had got the cream. She was wearing a beautiful ring and didn't seem to mind who saw it.

"They were stuck to each other like glue. She was doing most of the talking and he was hanging on her every word."

Carey, 26, and Marcus, 24, have been inseparable since they began their relationship, often spending time together at the 'Roll Away Your Stone' singer's London home, as well as enjoying a break together to the Orkney Islands in Scotland in March and most recently Carey joined Marcus on the Mumford & Sons' 'Railroad Revival' tour in Arizona.

Carey, 26, has previously dated ‘Transformers’ star Shia LeBoeuf, while Marcus, 24, split with fellow folk singer Laura Marling not long before meeting Carey.




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Margarita Levieva

Margarita Levieva is in line to be a Bond girl.

The 31-year-old actress – who starred as Ashton Kutcher's love interest in 2009 film 'Spread' and alongside Matthew McConaughey in 'Lincoln Lawyer' – has caught the eye of producers who want her to play the lead female character opposite Daniel Craig, who is set to reprise his role as 007 in the 23rd James Bond film.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The perfect Bond girl is beautiful, confident but mysterious, and Margarita has all of those qualities.

"The deal will need to be finalised sooner rather than later, because the schedule for production is supposed to get under way in around October this year."

The Russian beauty has been approached about her availability for the beginning of filming for the next instalment of the British spy franchise, which is set to begin in three months.

British actress Naomie Harris is set to star as Miss Moneypenny in the as-yet untitled movie - which is scheduled for release on October 26, 2012 - alongside Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem, as well as Dame Judi Dench, who will reprise her role as secret service boss M.

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans – who appeared alongside Daniel in film 'Enduring Love', which featured the pair enjoying an onscreen kiss - is currently in discussions for a role in the forthcoming motion picture.



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Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

Gene Simmons has proposed to long-term girlfriend Shannon Tweed.

The Kiss bassist – who claims to have slept with over 2,000 women and has for a long time vowed never to marry – popped the question to the actress-and-former-Playboy model, in Belize recently.

In video footage for their reality show 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels', he asks Shannon: "I come with so much baggage, but you're the only friend I've got, you're the only one I've ever loved, you're the only one I love, and the only one I ever will love. I've never said those words to anybody, and I don't ever wanna...

"It's funny, they used to watch movies where they say I can't live without you but for me it's true."

He then gets down on one knee and says "will you marry me," at which point Shannon is crying.

Gene, 61, and Shannon, 54, have been together for 27 years and have two children, Nicholas, 22, and Sophie, 19.

The 'Rock and Roll All Nite' hitmaker has previously made his views on marriage very clear, saying in 2007: "I don't believe man is designed to be married. Marriage means nothing to me. Happiness means everything. All I see in marriage is a lot of desperately unhappy people.

"The problem with marriage is somebody else has a right to say how you lead your life. Not even your mother has that right, and she gave you life itself. Why would you ever give anybody else that right?"



**Congrats!!! God bless!!!





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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Halle Berry

Inséparable de son adorable poupée âgée de 3 ans, l'actrice afro-américaine nous prouve chaque jour qu'il n'y a rien de plus facile que d'être une maman attentionnée et une star respectée !Décidément, cette Halle Berry on l'adore ! Toujours sexy même en mode cool, l'actrice américaine de 44 ans nous prouve chaque qu'elle sait parfaitement être une star stylée tout en restant simple, mais aussi une maman des plus attentionnées.

Et pour cause, une fois encore nous avons pu croiser la star hollywoodienne, oscarisée en 2002 pour son rôle dans le film A l'ombre de la haine, en compagnie de son adorable fillette Nahla , âgée de trois ans, qu'elle a eue avec son ex-compagnon Gabriel Aubry .

En effet, Halle s'est affichée très casual ce lundi 25 juillet, alors qu'elle allait chercher sa poupée à la maternelle à Beverly Hills... Débardeur noir, aviateur sur le nez, casquette et tongs aux pieds, sans oublier son micro short en jean sexy qui dévoilait des jambes impeccables ! Il n'y a pas à dire, miss Berry ne fait vraiment pas son âge.
Tout sourire, la beauté afro-américaine a récupéré sa petite fille toujours aussi craquante avec ses petites bouclettes et ses yeux captivants ! Un super duo qui a fait le bonheur des photographes...

Regardez !





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Susan George

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sir Mick Jagger

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Dame Helen Mirren

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Sandra Bullock

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Alonzo Mourning by Colleen Jenkins | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida authorities cited former NBA player Alonzo Mourning on Monday with leaving the scene of a car crash that occurred as he was driving home from Miami Heat star Chris Bosh's wedding.

Mourning had played for the Heat. His 2010 Porsche Panamera S struck a car blocking a Miami Beach roadway as the result of a prior collision early on July 17, said Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Sergeant Thomas Pikul.

No one was in the car Mourning hit, and the crash was deemed "an unavoidable accident," Pikul said. Mourning checked on the people from the first crash, left the scene and then called authorities to say he had been involved in a collision.

He returned after being advised to do so and provided a statement, Pikul said.

The highway patrol charged Mourning, 41, with a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, which carries a mandatory court appearance. He also received a related civil citation.

"If he had stayed, this wouldn't have been an issue," Pikul told Reuters. "He would have a crash report, and he would have been on his way."

Alcohol was not a factor in either crash, Pikul said.




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By Athima Chansanchai

Despite the outcry after Netflix announced a 60 percent price hike and separate DVD and streaming plans, most will stay with the service and change their plans, according to a recent survey.

After interviewing 500 customers who currently subscribe to both DVDs and streaming, TDG (The Diffusion Group) "predicts that between 12 percent and 15 percent of dual-service Netflix subscribers will in fact cancel their service in the next six months specifically because of the new pricing scheme," which amounts to between 2 million and 2.5 million subscribers.

In its announcement today of its second-quarter earnings, Netflix revealed it now had 25 million members all over the world, from 15 million a year ago. "During the quarter, the streaming only plan continued to gain in popularity, with nearly 75 percent of our new subscribers signing up for it," Netflix stated. "With the rapid adoption of streaming, DVD shipments for Netflix have likely peaked."

Netflix seems to verify TDG's prediction: "Our estimate is that by end of Q3 in the U.S., we’ll have about 22 million people subscribing to our streaming service, about 15 million people subscribing to our DVD service, and about 25 million total U.S.subscribers (with about 12 million people subscribing to both streaming and DVD)."

While that seems like a lot — and it is — it's a loss that Netflix can deal with, with that kind of buffer. In the TDG analysis, it's "a cost Netflix considers justified and reasonable in order to (a) realign its cost and revenue structure, and (b) wean its subscribers away from DVDs and toward streaming video (a strategic imperative)."

Netflix expects to see the brunt of the impact from cancellations in its third quarter, when the pricing changes take full effect (beginning in September).

In the 22-page report, TDG elaborates a bit more about that business rationale: "Simply stated, Netflix has been on a rip, fueled by a growing base of very satisfied consumers—especially when it came to streaming video users. At the same time, Netflix was spending a fortune to buy distribution rights to better content on better terms and planning for rapid international expansion."




When Netflix first broke the news to its subscribers, 80,000 vented on the company's Facebook page about it, with most saying that they were ready to cut ties completely. (When last we wrote about it, there were 30,000 comments.)

But now, this targeted report from TDG appears to show some compromise on the part of Netflix members, while still registering their disappointment over the new pricing plans: 70 percent of the respondents said as much when asked.

Due to the price increases (i.e. a plan that included both DVDs and streaming went from $10 to $16), TDG found that 44 percent of the report's participants were likely to cancel their DVD subscription, while keeping streaming; 34 percent would do the opposite. At least in this questionnaire, streaming seems to have the edge.

Those who said they'd ditch Netflix entirely named "a rental kiosk like Redbox" as the number one replacement option (42 percent), while 17 percent were prepared to check out streaming alternatives, such as Hulu Plus and Amazon.

Maybe one of the reasons folks are going to end up cooling down and sticking with Netflix has to do with its long history of customer satisfaction, including a No.1 ranking as of February in delivering "the best overall attributes of any brand."

Another reason: most of the respondents on this survey (75 percent), at least, already pay more than the minimum. A little over 46 percent paid between $10 and $14 monthly and nearly 23 percent pay between $15 and $20 a month. Participants in the report rented an average of six discs a month, with most falling in the 3 to 5 disc range (41.4 percent).

To soften the blow, Netflix is adding more to its streaming content: In news that should make quite a few "Mad Men" fans happy, Netflix shared that "in a few days, every episode of 'Mad Men' will become available in syndication exclusively on Netflix."

Also some newish-oldies but goodies will make it too:

We reached agreements with Miramax and Revolution Studios to add several hundred movies on a rotating basis, giving our subscribers access to critically acclaimed films such as "Pulp Fiction," "Good Will Hunting," "Black Hawk Down," "Across the Universe," and "Shakespeare in Love” as well as box office favorites like "Daddy Day Care," "Hellboy," and "Anger Management."

If Netflix is indeed trying to wean its customers off DVDs and onto streaming, it seems to be working. On average, respondents spent 7.1 hours a week watching streamed content, with younger subscribers likely to log more hours than older members.

While there were varying degrees of dissatisfaction with Netflix following the announcement of the separation plans, the biggest group still says they're definitely not going to cancel: almost 24 percent of respondents. The next biggest block, at 16.7 percent, remained neutral in their plans.

Ultimately, the report shows that Netflix may be able to weather this storm and come out ahead:

"TDG believes that, when all this plays out, Netflix will ultimately be a winner because of this new pricing scheme — but this is only a cautious endorsement of the move. The company is growing so fast that it is very likely any cancellations will be made up over one or two quarters, which leaves them with increased prices, decreased cost of service (primary postal savings), and the majority of their legacy subscribers still on board. Translation: greater revenue and improved margins, a great combination to help Netflix fuels its growth."

They definitely don't see Hulu Plus or Amazon as real competitors: "We are also mindful of Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime. Hulu Plus added about 325,000 subs in Q2; we added close to 2 million. We invest much more than Hulu Plus in content, in marketing, and in R&D ... So far, we haven’t detected an impact on our business from Amazon Prime."





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Anne Hathaway




Anne Hathaway attend the White Fairy Tale Love Ball in support of The Naked Heart Foundation in Crespieres, France(July 6, 2011).





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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway knows how to cool off. The Love and Other Drugs actress flaunted her figure in a ’50s-inspired, periwinkle bathing suit while on holiday with her boyfriend Adam Shulman in Capri, Italy.

Leaping from their boat and into the water, Anne showed off some serious diving skills. After the swim, Anne and her beau wrapped themselves in beach towels to dry off — and weren’t afraid to show a little PDA. The couple shared several intimate smooches, so it appears like their relationship is really heating up! Although Anne has remained pretty mum about her current relationship, she recently told Harper’s Bazaar that “so far, it’s worked out great.”



The actress has become quite a fashion muse. Earlier this month, she was busy, sitting in the coveted front row for several runway shows during Paris Fashion Week, including the Valentino Haute Couture show.


While abroad, she also looked like a fairy tale damsel at the White Fairy Tale Love Ball. Anne wore a floor-length white Valentino gown with waterfall silver ruffles and a summery floral tiara to the event, which was hosted by Anne’s favorite designer, Valentino Garavani, and model Natalia Vodianova.





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Monday, July 25, 2011