English Rick Perry

Saturday, 31 December 2011 | comments

English Rick Perry- Rick Perry is endorsing English as the national language. Rick Perry‘s name will not appear on Virginia’s GOP presidential primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia said Friday.

Perry’s campaign failed to gather the 10,000 signatures required to qualify for the ballot, state GOP officials said.

Elizabeth Taylor Eight Marriages

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Elizabeth Taylor Eight Marriages- One of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age,Elizabeth Taylor's was also famous for his personal life with eight marriages.

Dorothy Rodham Cause of Death Undisclosed

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Dorothy Rodham + Cause of Death Undisclosed - Dorothy Rodham died on November 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C., with Secretary Clinton cancelling a foreign trip in order to be by her side.

Andy Rooney Cause of Death Complications From Minor Surgery

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Andy Rooney + Cause of Death + Complications From Minor Surgery, Andy Rooney 1,097 Broadcasts- Rooney's final regular appearance on 60 Minutes was on October 2, 2011, after 33 years on the show. It was his 1,097th commentary.

Andy Rooney 1,097 Broadcasts

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Andy Rooney 1,097 Broadcasts- Rooney's final regular appearance on 60 Minutes was on October 2, 2011, after 33 years on the show. It was his 1,097th commentary.
Rooney was hospitalized on October 25, 2011, after developing postoperative complications from an undisclosed surgery, and died on November 4, 2011, at the age of 92, less than five weeks after his last appearance on 60 Minutes.

Notable Deaths 2011

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Notable Deaths 2011- Notable deaths and obituaries from 2011 are collected in a photo news24by7.com. The list of Hollywood and most high-profile celebrity Notable Deaths of 2011. In 2011 we lost many of the world’s most interesting people, including a Motown singer Gladys Horton, Bob Dylan’s muse Suze rotolo and a reclusive heiress Huguette clark.

Amy Winehouse Accidental Alcohol Poisoning

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Amy Winehouse Accidental Alcohol Poisoning, Amy Winehouse foundation- Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on 23 July 2011.

Flack: 'I want to settle down'

Friday, 30 December 2011 | comments

Flack: 'I want to settle down'- Xtra Factor Caroline Flack: 'I want to settle down'. Just last week his cougar girlfriend was spotted driving him to the first concert of his UK tour.

But now, One Direction's Harry Styles can return the favour for Caroline Flack after passing his driving test today.

Hal Steinbrenner Boss Jr.

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Hal Steinbrenner Boss Jr., Hal Steinbrenner $670,494- New York Yankees co-owner Hal Steinbrenner and his wife to seek more than $670,000 - an amount it said was erroneously refunded to the baseball team based on a late refund claim for the 2001 tax year.

The suit filed by the Internal Revenue Service in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday stems from a time when the Yankees and the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team formed a joint venture called YankeeNets.

Hal Steinbrenner $670,494

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Hal Steinbrenner $670,494- Hal Steinbrenner and his wife to seek more than $670,000 - an amount it said was erroneously refunded to the baseball team based on a late refund claim for the 2001 tax year.

The suit filed by the Internal Revenue Service in U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday stems from a time when the Yankees and the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team formed a joint venture called YankeeNets.

Tyler Perry Avec Chateau House

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Tyler Perry Avec Chateau House- Tyler Perry swaggers onto the front porch of his grand palace, dressed to the nines. The 34-year-old new-school playwright, who has, he says, made over $50 million writing and producing plays for the urban theater circuit, says that his 12-acre estate, nestled some 25 minutes outside of Atlanta, is a brick-and-mortar testament to the rewards of faith. Perry should know; in the not-too-distant past, he was jobless, penniless and homeless.

Jamie Foxx Net Worth $80 Million

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Jamie Foxx Net Worth $80 Million- Jamie Cuaca is an Indonesian Chinese socialite with a net worth of $80 million.

Eddie Murphy is an American actor, director, producer, comedian and singer who has starred in such movies as 48 Hrs and the Beverly Hills Cop series, his net worth is $80 Million.

Tyler Perry $350 Million

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Tyler Perry $350 Million- Tyler Perry is an American director with a net worth of $350 million.
Net Worth: $350 million

Born: September 13, 1969 (age 41)

Nationality: American (African)

Ethnicity: Black (African-American)

Skank Robbers Video

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Skank Robbers Video- Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers, +inmate sues tyler perry- Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry have been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a convicted bank robber who claims the pair stole his ideas for their new film.

Foxx, Perry and Martin Lawrence star in new comedy Skank Robbers which tells the story of two female crooks and unites characters from the stars' other projects.

Third Infant Cronobacter

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Third Infant Cronobacter- A third baby has tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii, the infection that led to the death of a 10-day-old infant in Lebanon, Mo. A third infant in the United States has tested positive for the infection that led to the death of one infant, sickened another and spurred a probe of baby formula, including Enfamil by Mead Johnson Nutrition Co.

A baby in Oklahoma tested positive for Cronobacter, a bacteria that has sometimes been linked to rare illnesses in newborns and has been found in milk-based powdered baby formula, Barbara Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers

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Prisoner Tyler Perry Jamie Foxx Skank Robbers, +inmate sues tyler perry- Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry have been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a convicted bank robber who claims the pair stole his ideas for their new film.

Foxx, Perry and Martin Lawrence star in new comedy Skank Robbers which tells the story of two female crooks and unites characters from the stars' other projects.

Man Thousands HIV Infected

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Man thousands HIV infected, Hiv vaccine Canada- Michigan police say they've arrested a man who told them he had secks with as many people as he could over the past three years to infect them with HIV.

Authorities in Grand Rapids say David Smith, 51, was arrested after he turned himself in to police and talked about infecting secksual partners with the human immunodeficiency virus, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, reported Wednesday.

Kelly Clarkson Ron Paul Endorsement

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Kelly Clarkson Ron Paul Endorsement, kelly clarkson birthday April 24, 1982 , kelly clarkson "i love ron paul", Ron paul birthday August 20, 1935. American Idol Pop star Kelly Clarkson wandered into presidential politics with an endorsement of Rep. Ron Paul, then defended her candidate against accusations of racism and homophobia.

"I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't," Clarkson tweeted of her fellow Texan late Wednesday.

She said of her political views: "I am a Republican but I actually voted Democrat last election."

99 Year Old Divorce Affair

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99 Year Old Divorce Affair- A 99-year-old Italian man filed for divorce from his 96-year-old wife of 77 years after he found letters from an affair she had 60 years ago. The world's oldest divorcees, after the 99-year-old husband found that his 96-year-old wife had an affair in the 1940s.

The Italian man, identified by lawyers in the case only as Antonio C, was rifling through an old chest of drawers when he made the discovery a few days before Christmas.

Samoa Cancels Friday

Thursday, 29 December 2011 | comments

Samoa Cancels Friday- The independent state of Samoa Island cancels its Friday of December 30th and there will be no Friday in Samoa this week and it will go directly from Thursday to Saturday .

The decision that Samoa cancels Friday was prompted by new economic realities rather than a need to be the first place in the world to celebrate New Year's Day in 2012 according to Samoan prime minister, Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

Tyrone Perez Dead

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Tyrone Perez Dead- Young actor Tyrone Perez, who rose to fame in the GMA-7 reality-based talent show "Star Struck" and has dead Thursday night, December 29. Tyron Perez (born Jojo Perez) was found dead inside a black Toyota Altis in Barangay Ugong, Valenzuela City Thursday night, according to reports.

Elephant Up To 15,000 Pounds

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Elephant Up To 15,000 Pounds- African Elephants are the largest land-dwelling mammals. Adult males can weigh up to 15,000 pounds and females up to 8000 pounds. Their thick skin and large ears help to keep them cool. The elephant’s trunk has more than 40,000 muscles and actually serves as another limb. Thick tree-trunk-like legs support their great weight.

Assistant Principal Videotaping Boys in Shower New Jersey

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Assistant Principal Videotaping Boys in Shower New Jersey- Assistant Principal Videotaping Boys in Shower New Jersey- Patrick J. Lott,52, the Assistant Principal at a catholic high school in New Jersey vediotaped boys in school shower.

Detectives discovered several vedios by installing a camera to his home.

Breastfeeding flash mobs

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Breastfeeding flash mobs, 100 breastfeeding flash mobs, +Michelle Hickman Texas, whole foods breastfeeding- A hardy group of mothers staged a breastfeeding flash-mob demonstration in a city centre to declare their right to feed their babies in public.

Up to 100 mothers, some accompanied by their partners, descended on Brighton, East Sussex, and breastfed their children in front of Christmas shoppers.

Lohan Gets A New Job

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Lindsay Lohan gets $1 million Playboy, Lindsay Lohan court doing well, Lindsay Lohan Jag Jeans, Lindsay Lohan and New Years Eve, Hefner pushed Lohan naked- Lindsay Lohan has become the new face of Jag Jeans.

Titanic Anniversary Cruise 2012

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Titanic anniversary cruise 2012- A cruise company is marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic by recreating the doomed voyage. British company Titanic Memorial Cruises is taking passengers on 12-night cruise aboard the Fred Olsen liner Balmoral in April 2012 and the trip will take the same route as the
Titanic.

Hugh Hefner Fighting Puppy

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Hugh Hefner Fighting Puppy- Crystal Harris didn't just break Hugh Hefner heart when she broke off their engagement days before their June wedding.

"I told Crystal she could keep the engagement ring and Bentley (a wedding gift) if I could have our puppy," Hefner, 85, tweeted Tuesday. "But now she wants all three."

Blood Test Heart Attack

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Blood Test Heart Attack- A new blood test measuring levels of troponin I in the blood may help determine whether someone is really having a heart attack earlier than is currently possible.
Troponin I is a protein that is released into the bloodstream when the heart muscle has been damaged such as during a heart attack. The more damage there is to the heart, the more troponin there will be in the blood. Existing tests measure troponin T or troponin I. The new study looked at a highly sensitive type of troponin I test that may be more accurate in less time. The findings appear in the Dec. 28 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Khloe Kardashian Blonde

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Khloe Kardashian Blonde- The 27-year-old E! reality star uploaded 90 pictures to her official blog Saturday featuring highlights from her family's past Christmas Eve parties. Though the Kardashians are known for their over-the-top holiday cards, one shot in particular stood out.

Bill Maher Tim Tebow

Wednesday, 28 December 2011 | comments

Bill Maher Tim Tebow- Bill Maher again has run a foul of religious conservatives,tweet the comedian crack about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Bill Maher calls Tim Tebow a "douchbag" because he believes in chiristianity. Tebow had thrown four interceptions in his team's Christmas Eve loss to the Bills, which prompted Maher's remark.

Mall Brawl Rap Rumor

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Mall Brawl Rap Rumor, Rapper Rumors Spark Mall Melee, Mall of America 9 arrested, Mall of America lockdown in some stores, mall of america brawl- Rumors that rap superstars Drake and Lil Wayne were visiting Minnesota's Mall of America may have sparked Monday’s massive brawl at the giant retail center, a local TV station said.Ten people have been arrested after 200 young people rampaged through Minnesota's packed Mall of America on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. "Back To The Future" Car 541K-  A rare original DeLorean used on the set of the Back to the Future movies is to be auctioned later this year to raise cash for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s charity.

"Back To The Future" Car 541K

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"Back To The Future" Car 541K, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. A rare original DeLorean used on the set of the Back to the Future movies is to be auctioned later this year to raise cash for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s charity.

Query: Taylor Lautner 'Gay' Hoax

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Query: Taylor Lautner 'gay' hoax, Taylor Lautner Lily Collins, Goliath Taylor Lautner- A People cover that purportedly reveals "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner's decision to come out is a hoax, the magazine says. The cover, which is making the rounds on the web , shows Lautner saying he's "Out & Proud."

Kendall And Kylie Jenner Dogs Louis And Vuitton

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Kendall And Kylie Jenner Dogs Louis And Vuitton- The Kardashian-Jenner family is expanding yet again. The reality TV brood's youngest members, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, got an extra special Christmas gift from mom Kris and dad Bruce this year - chocolate Labrador Retriever puppies!

Kim K. Gets 600K To Party

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Kim K. Gets 600K To Party, Kim Kardashian $600,000- TV star Kim Kardashian will earn $600,000 for hosting her New Year’s Eve party at Tao in the Venetian. Kardashian will reportedly earn $600,000 for the party, which will be held at the Las Vegas club Tao. It's just one of several events that Kardashian will appear at for the club, as part of a deal between the two parties.

Jimmy Hoffa Mythbusters

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Jimmy Hoffa Mythbusters, Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance Timeline, jimmy hoffa gm, A new book claims that Jimmy Hoffa was buried in the concrete foundation under Detroit's Renaissance Center in 1975.
General Motors began using the "RenCen" as its world headquarters in 1996.
The time line and Michigan location make the RenCen a more likely resting place for the Teamsters leader than other rumored locations like the Florida Everglades or Giants Stadium in New Jersey's Meadowlands.

Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance Timeline

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Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance Timeline, jimmy hoffa gm, A new book claims that Jimmy Hoffa was buried in the concrete foundation under Detroit's Renaissance Center in 1975.
General Motors began using the "RenCen" as its world headquarters in 1996.
The time line and Michigan location make the RenCen a more likely resting place for the Teamsters leader than other rumored locations like the Florida Everglades or Giants Stadium in New Jersey's Meadowlands.

Rapper Rumors Spark Mall Melee

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Rapper Rumors Spark Mall Melee, Mall of America 9 arrested, Mall of America lockdown in some stores, mall of america brawl- Rumors that rap superstars Drake and Lil Wayne were visiting Minnesota's Mall of America may have sparked Monday’s massive brawl at the giant retail center, a local TV station said.Ten people have been arrested after 200 young people rampaged through Minnesota's packed Mall of America on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Hef, EX in Puppy Custody Battle

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Hef, EX in Puppy Custody Battle, Harris Hefner dumped by fiancee in June, +Crystal Harris pet dog Charlie, Crystal Harris 90K, Hugh Hefner dodged a bullet- Divorce and break-ups aren't the prettiest things, but what happens when you add pets to the mix? Well, things can, apparently, get downright ugly.

See the latest example, which comes in the form of celebrities Hugh Hefner, the founder of the lucrative Playboy Enterprises, and his ex-fiance, former Playboy model Crystal Harris. According to a report by People, the two are engaged in a custody battle, but not the traditional one you might think of; these two are fighting over who should retain permanent ownership of their shared puppy Charlie, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

Best After Holiday Sales

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Best After Holiday Sales- The best after holiday christmas sales can be the best time to get deeply discounted merchandise, since retailers mark down items that haven't sold during the Christmas rush in order to get them off the shelves by the new year. Many customers use after Christmas sales as a way to use gift cards or cash they received for Christmas. Others will exchanges clothes that were the wrong size or color.
Retail stores such as Kohl’s, Best Buy, Target and JC Penney will offer discounts on specially marked products as well as items that may be on clearance shelves.

6.6 Russia Earthquake

Tuesday, 27 December 2011 | comments

6.6 Russia Earthquake- The 6.6-magnitude earthquake at 10.21 p.m. local time (1521 GMT) was centered about 94 kilometers (58 miles) east of Kyzyl, the capital of the Tuva Republic in Russia. It struck about 6.9 kilometers (4.3 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Packers EX-Boyfriend Sign

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Packers EX-Boyfriend Sign- Best fan sign of the year: Packers fan uses game tickets to get back at cheating ex: The Packers are the heart and soul of Green Bay. Fans own "stock" in the team, and season tickets are a valuable commodity. That made tickets to the Christmas night game with archrival Chicago either the best gift a fan could find under the tree, or (if her sign is to be believed) a perfect way to get back at a cheating boyfriend.

Well played, Packer fan. For your use of tickets to get back at the ex and a clearly-written sign that let fans across the country know you were smart enough to move on, you win the Shutdown Corner sign of the year.

Heavy D and Pulmonary Embolism Cause Of Death

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Heavy D and Pulmonary Embolism Cause Of Death- Heavy D passed away on Nov. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medial Center in Los Angeles, questions surrounding the 'Nuttin' But Love' creator's death immediately arose. Legendary rapper Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism resulting from deep leg vein thrombosis, according to the Los Angeles County coroner.

UNC vs. Missouri

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Missouri won Independence Bowl by beating UNC- Missouri gets an easy win in its final football game as a member of the Big 12 due to the hard running and timely passing of James Franklin. This win gives the Tigers plenty of hope heading into their new home in the Southeastern Conference.Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Franklin has just started to realize his potential.

Matthew Mcconaughey And Camila Alves

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Matthew Mcconaughey And Camila Alves- The 42-year-old matthew mcconaughey has just asked his girlfriend camila alves to marry me during these vacations. Camila gave mcconaughey a very special gift this Christmas by saying just 'YES'. The couple’s relationship has been public since 2007. McConaughey has had two children with his longtime partner Camila,a three year-old boy named Levi, and a nearly 2 year-old daughter named Vida.

Kyle Dammeyer + Ohio State

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Kyle Dammeyer + Ohio State- Ohio State water skier Kyle Dammeyer biffs it on a waterski jump attempt. This is Kyle Dammeyer at the 2011 NCWSA Nationals in Baton Rough, LA at Bennettes Ski School. He is from Ohio state and took this horrible crash. It is the worst crash any of us have ever seen...people die from this types of crashes. Collegiate waterskiing is all about skiing and drinking with parties every night. Maybe the alcohol played a role.

Yoav Ziv + Maccabi

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Yoav Ziv + Maccabi- Yoav Ziv, Maccabi Tel-Aviv Soccer - UEFA Europa League - Group E. They were then reduced to ten men, though, when Jerome collected a second yellow card in the 43rd minute, having been adjudged to elbowed Yoav Ziv, but the Maccabi player was later shown red in a bizarre incident early in the second half and the hosts had little trouble seeing out the victory from there.

Evan Van Der Spuy + Mountain Biker

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Evan van der Spuy + mountain biker- Mountain Biker Evan van der Spuy Hit 2011 Video. On Sunday October 9, Team Jeep South Africa mountain biker Evan van der Spuy was bowled over by a red hartebeest during the Time Freight Express MTB Race across South Africa’s Albert Falls Dam. The next day, footage of the accident uploaded to YouTube by Travis Walker, van der Spuy’s teammate went undeniably viral, scoring more than eight million hits in its first week online.

Bengals Flip Touchdown

Monday, 26 December 2011 | comments

Bengals Flip Touchdown- Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson managed to get the job done in the end zone on Sunday with some fancy footwork and a forward flip after QB Andy Dalton connected with his man down field.

The only thing standing in the way of #89 was 6’2″ Cardinals defender Daryl Washington.

After Christmas Sales Bargains

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After Christmas Sales Bargains- For the after Christmas sales season kicks off December 26. SaleLocator, a shopping and sales search engine and mobile app, is offering shoppers the following tips for making the most of the post-holiday sales.

1. Shop Early for Best Selection: Many retailers, malls and outlet stores will open at 7 a.m. to help shoppers with returns, gift cards and an appetite for deals, so get there first for the best selections.

Jessica Biel Workout

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Jessica Biel Workout- Looking at Jessica Biel and how she managed to maintain one of the best female celebrity bodies. We will uncover the routine and diet that she followed to drop her body fat down fast for her role in Blade Trinity.

An outline of Jessica’s routine looked a little like this:

Thandie Newton Bulimia Therapy

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+Thandie Newton Bulimia Therapy- I’ve never been able to stand Thandie Newton. I have some various “reasons” for not liking her (she’s one of the most overrated and “affected” actresses working today, in interviews she comes across rather Goop-y and sanctimonious), but basically it’s just a gut-level reaction for me. It’s like a twitch at this point. Whenever I see Thandie, I’m just disgusted. It’s very much like my gut-level reaction to Kristen Stewart at this point – there is never a moment when I don’t want to smack her. Don’t you have people who just piss you off for little to no reason? Thandie is just one of those people I irrationally hate.

Anne Hathaway Oscars Host

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Anne Hathaway Oscars Host- Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway says that she doesn't think she has the “skill set” to host the Oscars again.

The 28-year-old Devil Wears Prada star revealed that she doesn't see herself hosting the Academy Awards again, following her widely-criticised appearance with actor James Franco, 33, at this year's ceremony.

Emma Watson Brown University

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Emma Watson Brown University- Emma Watson has begun her classes at the Oxford University and the Harry Potter star says she will be staying away from showbiz temporarily to pursue studies. The 21-year-old actress posted a note on her blog to let fans know she'd be missing in action from the public spotlight and
focused on school for the next few months, reported Contactmusic.

"To Everyone who is starting a New School Year... Just to say have a great term and good luck with all your work. You might not hear from me for a while because I will be really busy studying but I wanted to just say hi and bye," she wrote.

Kate Winslet Most Desirable Body

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Kate Winslet Most Desirable Body- Kate Winslet Voted Most Desirable Celebrity Body, Defeating the Stick Figures : Kate Winslet has been voted to have the most desirable body in Hollywood. The poll is a bit surprising for two reasons: firstly, she does not sport the kind of stick thin figure that seems to be world parameters nowadays, and two, nor has she been voted by men. It has always been known that men would definitely choose a healthier looking woman with more curves to show off. Yet, it is known for a fact too that women around the world attempt to achieve that particular body type that can only be seen in supermodels, and far from reality.

Gwyneth Paltrow Goop

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Gwyneth Paltrow Goop- Gwyneth Paltrow just became the latest celebrity to toss her cap into the mobile app market. GOOP, the lifestyle-focused email newsletter run by the Oscar-winning actress, announced on Tuesday the debut of a new iOS app called “GOOP City.”

The app, which costs $3.99 and can be downloaded here, is available for the iPhone and the iPad and provides references to restaurants, bars, shopping, walking tours, and the like. GOOP City for now is a guide only to New York City, with a focus on Manhattan; coverage of more metro areas will be added in the months ahead. In an email sent to GOOP subscribers Tuesday morning, Gwyneth Paltrow explained the inspiration behind the app thusly:

India 10,000 Doctors Strike

Sunday, 25 December 2011 | comments

India 10,000 Doctors Strike- 10,000 stranded as more pilots join Air India strike
Medical services were paralyzed across an eastern Indian state Tuesday by a one-day strike by thousands of doctors demanding better security after one of their colleagues was killed by a group of prisoners.

Portugal Gift Giving Customs Midnight

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Portugal Gift Giving Customs Midnight- In Portugal, Christmas is one of the most awaited festivals of the year. Festive spirit and religious fervor envelop the entire country around this time. The atmosphere is filled with the beauty and richness of the oncoming celebration. Since Catholicism is the predominant religion of the place, Christmas celebrations take place with much pomp and show. Sanctimonious practices, coupled with enthusiasm and celebration, defines Christmas in Portugal. Days before the festival, the country is adored in the Christmas fever, with lights and colorful embellishments everywhere. Want to know more on Portuguese Christmas traditions? Read on and gather all the info!

Old English Midwinter Festival

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Old English Midwinter Festival- The first thing to consider when approaching such a subject, is what exactly do we mean by Christmas? The name is a reference to the assumed anniversary of Christ’s birth, but many scholars today concur that his actual birthday is not likely to have been mid December. The date was chosen because of a much older festival, and it is the traditions associated with this that flavour our celebrations to this day.

Ghost of Christmas Present

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Ghost of Christmas Present- The Ghost of Christmas Present is a character in one of the best-known works of the English novelist Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The Spirit closely resembles Father Christmas from local folklore.

Haddon Sundblom Santa

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Haddon Sundblom Santa- Haddon Hubbard "Sunny" Sundblom (June 22, 1899 – March 10, 1976) was an artist best known for the images of Santa Claus he created for The Coca-Cola Company.

Sundblom was born in Muskegon, Michigan to a Swedish-speaking family. His father, Karl Wilhelm Sundblom, came from the farm Norrgårds in the village of Sonboda in Föglö of the Swedish-speaking Åland Islands, then part of the Russian Grand Duchy of Finland now Finland, and his mother Karin Andersson was from Sweden. Sundblom studied at the American Academy of Art.

$525 Fruitcake 70

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$525 Fruitcake 70- (AP) - A 1941 fruitcake has sold for $525 to an Arizona man in an online auction and the money will be used to benefit the homeless in southwest Ohio. Elite Estate Group sold the cake in an auction on its website that ended Thursday night. Company owner Larry Chaney said the man who bought the cake asked that his name not be released.

Reindeer UV Light

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Reindeer UV Light- Results of a study that show Arctic reindeer can see into the ultraviolet spectrum have been getting some attention. The frozen wastes of the Arctic reflect around 90 per cent of the UV light that hits them; snow-free land typically reflects only a few per cent. So [Glen] Jeffery and colleagues wondered whether reindeers had adapted to their UV-rich world.

Christmas Day Weather

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Christmas Day Weather- Christmas could be slightly hotter than expected this year but cricket lovers' chances of a sunny Boxing Day are up in the air. Yesterday, the Bureau of Meteorology forecast a sweltering Christmas Day for Victoria, with Melbourne at 30 degrees and some north-western parts of the state closer to 40 degrees. But this morning it updated its Melbourne forecast to a maximum 32 degrees, with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, forecaster Stephen King said.
 

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