CBS Affiliate Bans Lindsay Lohan Stories
Is it time for news organizations stop chronicling the foibles of Lindsay Lohan ? The news director and viewers of a Washington D.C. CBS affiliate have answered that question with a resounding ”yes!” Hot on the heels of the latest round of Lohan legal troubles (she was arrested Thursday for assault in New York) Fred D’Ambroisi of WUSA floated the idea on Twitter of banning all stories about Lohan from the station’s newscasts. PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan Through the Years Soon the WUSA Twitter account retweeted the question, asking for viewer feedback, which resulted in some colorful—and rather vulgar—responses. “yes please f—k Lindsay” one woman tweeted . Another requested the station also stop covering “that K” family (did she mean the Kardashians?)…MORE
Bulgari recently unveiled its collection for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris at a private event in the San Francisco store.
Katy Perry Katy Perry has received her award as Billboard magazine’s Woman of the Year. “I’d thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year laughs. It’s truly a lovely compliment. Seeing who has been honoured in the past – Beyonce, Taylor Swift and others – I’m in good company,” Perry said in an interview with Jon Stewart. Perry accepted the award on 30 November at a ceremony at the Capitale, New York
It hasn’t been a banner year for The X Factor U.K . The series, whose performance show airs on Saturday nights, has been averaging eight million viewers, a significant drop from the 14 million of 2010 — Simon Cowell’ s last year as a judge. As for the contestants, they’re a largely generic lot, with the likely winner a former cruise-ship singer beloved by the natio’’s grandmothers. But while the 2012 season may not have discovered many future hit-makers, it has unearthed a bright shining star: Nicole Scherzinger . The 34-year-old former Pussycat Doll is no stranger to American singing competitions — two seasons on The Sing-Off, an unhappy one on the U.S. X Factor, not to mention her own start as a contestant on a star-searching reality show, 2001′s Popstars — but, in her first stint judging on a British panel and mentoring a trio of male singers, she’s been nothing short of a revelation. The version of Nicole Scherzinger on U.K.’s X Factor is, for one, funny — repeatedly begging “humans and babies” for their votes, becoming fluent in the slang of Essex (England’s New Jersey) and cryptically informing cruise singer Chris Maloney , “I’m more of a Cocoa Puffs girl and you’re giving me vanilla skim milk on top of a Corn Flake.” She’s also an appealingly game participant in the series’ real-lives-of-the-finalists video segments, happily wielding the price scanner in a British grocery store, the employer of one of her acts, and downing a full pint of beer in the pub frequented by another. PHOTOS: Inside Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ Trailer Something else Scherzinger brings to the, er, table: the mouth of a sailor.
Premier League leaders Manchester United visit the Madejski Stadium on Saturday evening, with a narrow lead over cross-town rivals and defending champions Manchester City to maintain. The Red Devils seem to have recovered from a little hiccup that saw them lose two consecutive games in mid-November and have registered 3-1 and 1-0 wins in their last two league fixtures, over QPR and West Ham United. The Royals, meanwhile, continue to struggle. The surprising 2-1 home win over high-flying Everton aside, Brian McDermott’s side have not won a game, in any competition, since September’s win at Loftus Road against fellow strugglers QPR. The home side for this fixture are 19th in the league, with only nine points to their name. They do, however, have a game in hand over both direct relegation rivals Southampton and Harry Redknapps’ Rangers
This week’s release is the suspense thriller, “Talaash: The Answer Lies Within,” starring heavyweight actors Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Directed by Reema Kagti, “Talaash” is a murder mystery which has impressed critics. Producers: Ritesh Sidhwani, Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar Director: Reema Kagti Cast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor Here what critics’ have to say about the murder mystery: Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said : “TALAASH stands on its feet for the reason that it merges conspiracy, tension and tragedy with dexterousness. Add to it the turn of events, the razor sharp dialogue and of course, the suspense… TALAASH takes the suspense angle to a new altitude altogether, emerging into an exceptionally constructed mystery. TALAASH is dramatic and absorbing, both. Director Reema Kagti takes up an attention-grabbing premise and along with co-writer Zoya Akhtar spins a tale that makes the viewer a participant of sorts. On the whole, TALAASH is an outstanding film. A taut psychological thriller that keeps you guessing till the end, it leaves you spellbound, leaves you mesmerized, leaves you with an exclamation, ‘Wow!’.
Veteran hip-hop artist Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name of Dr. Dre, topped Forbes’ list of the 25 highest-paid musicians in 2012. The 47 year old California native made $110m (approximately £68.5m), primarily from his headphones venture, Beats. Legendary British musicians Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Sir Elton John took second and third, with earnings of $88m (approximately £54.8m) and $80m (approximately £49.8m) respectively. Their earnings were boosted by revenue from the former’s live tours and the latter’s animated film Gnomeo and Juliet, which made $200m (approximately £124.6m) at the box office. Irish band U2 came fourth, earning $78m (approximately £48.6m) and another British entry in the list, rock band Take That, were fifth, with $69m (approximately £43m) in earnings; their reunion tour grossed $61m (approximately £38m) from London’s Wembley Stadium date alone. Canadian teenage pop star Justin Bieber is the youngest entry on the list, tied for 10th with Toby Keith
File picture of apartments in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim near Jerusalem – Reuters Israel has failed to get the support of its long-time ally, the United States, over its announcement to build 3,000 houses in East Jerusalem and West Bank. Tel Aviv’s announcement came just hours after the UN General Assembly upgraded the status of Palestine to non-member observer state. Both the US and Israel had voted against the resolution on Palestine. “This administration – like previous administrations – has been very clear with Israel that these activities set back the cause of a negotiated peace,” said Hillary Clinton , the US Secretary of State in Washington. “Some Israelis claim Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is not a partner for peace.
AFP Saturday, Dec 01, 2012 WELLINGTON – “Hobbit” star and gay-rights advocate Ian McKellen has expressed hopes of being able to get married in New Zealand. In a video message to a marriage equality conference in Wellington, where parliament is considering whether to legalise same-sex marriage, McKellen said he supported the “exciting prospect”. “I hope that by the time I get back to Middle Earth I might even be able to get married,” he said in the message reported Saturday on the GayNZ.com website. McKellen, who has spent considerable time in New Zealand playing the role of Gandalf in the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” films, referred to the country as his “spiritual home” in the video recorded in London. He said that as New Zealand was the first country to give women the vote, the world has looked to it for “social advancement”.
Nexus 4 has been hogging the limelight for quite some time with a recent flurry of custom ROM Jelly Bean updates thronging the smartphone notwithstanding. The Nexus smartphone earlier tasted the latest Android 4.2 update through a spate of custom ROMs including AOKP , Slim Bean , JellyTime , Stock Rooted and De-Odexed ROM as well as Xylon custom ROM . Now, ParanoidAndroid ROM joins the long list of custom ROM Jelly Bean firmware for the premium Nexus smartphone. The hybrid ROM goes one step ahead in introducing the new Android 4.2.1 incremental update, besides the hybrid phone and tablet UI (User Interface) for the Nexus 4 device. The ROM brings a rich set of customisation features and is built on the stock JOP40D firmware