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David Bowie Dies at 69

Ultra talented musician David Bowie has died. The musician’s death was confirmed by his representative who said Bowie was 69. The singer was battling cancer for over the past year according to a post on his Facebook page. The statement, dated January 10, said that Bowie died peacefully surrounded by family following his 18-month courageous battle with cancer. Bowie, a songwriter, singer, fashion icon and actor, has been influential in some way to close to every modern artist, from Madonna to Lorde to Lady Gaga to U2. His influence is felt in new... 
 

10 Ways To Make Students Focus On A Subject

Students find some subjects interesting and the teacher makes little or no effort to get and retain the students’ attention. Students may face difficulty in focusing on some subjects and may require assistance from the teacher. According to order custom essay online service, getting students to focus is not easy, below are ten ways to make students focus on a subject. Involve students in the lecture Encourage classroom participation by asking questions and allowing students to ask you questions, giving the students assignments they can present... 
 

Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

Oscar de la Renta the iconic fashion designer died Monday at the age of 82. The designer had been diagnosed in 2006 with cancer. De la Renta was born in 1932 in the Dominican Republic and left the island nation at age 18 to study art in Madrid. While there, he developed his love for fashion design and started as Cristobal Balenciaga’s apprentice, who soon was his mentor. De la Renta then landed worked in Paris with Lanvin and soon after, he moved to the U.S. to live in New York City. He first came to New York in 1963. In 1965, De la Renta launched... 
 

Chris Brown in Jail After Tossed from Rehab

The question is how badly must someone behave to be tossed from a rehab center that is geared towards those with anger management issues. Chris Brown the R&B singer could probably tell you, but on second thought, it might be better not to ask him. The singer bad boy land in jail on Friday, said reports, after he had been tossed out of a rehab facility in Malibu where he had been undergoing rehab treatments for the past four months. A source with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Chris Brown had been arrested on an outstanding... 
 

Oscars Picture of the Year Goes to 12 Years a Slave

The slave drama that some could not even watch in its entirety 12 Years a Slave and Gravity, the 3D drama were the big winners of the night at the Academy Awards. Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett were the winners of Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. Even though many voters at the Oscars found the searing chronicle about enslavement by Steven McQueen too harrowing to fully watch, the movie prevailed on Sunday as the Best Picture in one of the closest Oscar contests of the modern era. On the night, Gravity the space thriller earned seven... 
 

Shirley Temple Dies Aged 85

Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, bright-eyed youngster lifted the spirits of Americans during the Great Depression as well as later becoming a diplomat for the U.S., died on Monday. Temple Black was 85 said a spokesperson for the family when announcing her death. Temple Black lured millions in the 1930s to the movies. The spokesperson said she passed away peacefully at her home in California due to natural causes surrounded by family and caregivers. The statement from her family said they saluted her for her remarkable achievements while... 
 

America’s Rich Donate Billions

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and Priscilla Chan his wife, were the most generous philanthropists in the United States during 2013, show new figures released. The couple donated 19 million Facebook shares of stock that were valued at over $970 million to a non-profit organization in Silicon Valley. That donation was the largest on public record for a charitable gift in 2013. That put the young couple at the front of the list for the 50 most generous people in the United States for 2013. The 50 top contributors made total donations... 
 

Sushmita Banerjee Killed in Afghanistan

Sushmita Banerjee, an Indian woman who authored a popular memoir of her escape from Taliban militants, was shot and killed by the same suspected militants in Afghanistan, said police. Banerjee, who was the wife of a businessman from Afghanistan, was killed in the province of Paktika, outside her home. In 1995, her book detailing a dramatic escape became one of India’s bestsellers and was made into a 2003 Bollywood film. Banerjee apparently had just returned recently to Afghanistan to live there with her husband. A police official said that Banerjee,... 
 

How to Shop for Concert Tickets

One of the most frustrating things about modern commerce, is that some companies just make it so difficult for you to give them your money. It really doesn’t make sense when you think about it. Their whole business operation is based around the fact that they need to take your money, you want to give it to them, but they don’t always make it that easy. This is especially true for things like concert tickets which have become known as being notoriously hard to book in some areas. A few companies have emerged though in an effort to make putting... 
 

Tom Cruise tops at the weekend Box Office

Tom Cruise returned to lead the box office with the debut of his newest film Oblivion, a sci-fi adventure. The film’s debut helped the veteran actor reaffirm his star power with a weekend take of $38.2 million, which was easily the highest earning film of the weekend. The film cost over $120 million and opened with a very solid weekend. The start was also positive for Cruise, who has not been successful recently at the cinema with underperforming movies such as Rock of Ages, Knight and Day, Valkyrie and Jack Reacher. In Cruise’s career, only... 
 

Comedy Loses a Legend

Comic actor Jonathan Winters who starred in movies and on television, died this past week at 87. Winters was one of the most talented improvisational actors and comics in the industry. He starred in his own show The Jonathan Winters Show, the well-known television show Mork and Mindy and the hilariously funny movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World. Winters was the godfather of improv comedians such as Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, but revered as a comic by the likes of Billy Crystal and Lily Tomlin. Bill Cosby, the well-known actor and comedian, said... 
 

Kate Atkinson with new novel Life After Life

The latest novel by Kate Atkinson titled Life After Life tells the stories of Ursula a study, strange and brave girl born to a English family in the early 1900s. She dies after only one chapter of the book at the moment she is born, and then is reborn, over and over and over. The core of the novel is how Ursula is doomed to relive her life over and over until she is able to get it right. This will certainly make the new novel one of the most talked about during 2013 as it used a dazzling act of juggling intertwined conventional narrative, chronology... 
 

Judges Refuses to Dismiss Lohan Charges

A judge in Los Angeles on Friday refused to dismiss charges of obstruction and reckless driving against actress Lindsay Lohan. The judge ruled that Lohan had to face trial later in March over the car accident she had during June of 2012. The 26-year old Lohan faces charges of lying to police, obstructing justice and reckless driving all of which are only misdemeanors. Those charges stem from an accident that took place on June 8, 2012 with Lohan’s Porsche. The sports car smashed into another vehicle in Santa Monica. Since 2007, Lohan has had a... 
 

Oscar Winners increase sales through Ancillary Revenues

Last Sunday over 40 million people in the U.S. watched the Academy Awards. Those movies who won big will enjoy an increase in interest. Traditionally, the studios that won big have increased theaters and boosted their marketing to drive the Academy Award viewers to the cinemas, but at the box office is not where studios will be looking to, to cash in on their Oscar night triumphs. Most of the nominees for Best Picture are close to the end of their runs in theaters and already were able to capitalize on being nominated for an Oscar. Therefore now... 
 

Willis and Die Hard Win Box Office Race

Bruce Willis’ latest version of Die Hard won over moviegoers during the Valentine’s Day weekend. The latest flick of the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, took the box office first prize as it debuted this weekend. Die Hard’s fifth instalment earned more than $25 million during the Friday through Sunday weekend to take the top spot. The opening was not as high as many movie analysts had expected, but was enough to beat second place Identify Thief, the comedy that stars Melissa McCarthy. Identity Thief was able to earn over $23.3... 
 

District Attorney Claims Chris Brown Did Not Complete Community Work

Chris Brown, the singer who ran into a problem with law enforcement four years ago after beating his then girlfriend Rihanna, is now once again in trouble with prosecutors. Brown received an unusual plea deal from prosecutors after he was offered a plea agreement if he pleaded guilty to assault. The deal gave him the opportunity to complete all of his community service hours in the state of Virginia under Bryan Norwood’s supervision. Norwood is the Richmond, Virginia police chief. The district attorney in Los Angeles on Tuesday alleged that the... 
 

Beyonce Performs Best Ever Super Bowl Halftime at Superdome

The halftime show at Sunday’s night Super Bowl was the most spectacular in years, with some people calling it the best yet. Beyonce put on an exhilarating performance that millions watched and commented on in media sites online. While Beyonce was performing, more than 5.5 million viewers posted tweets on Twitter. The tweets were in praise of her incredible performance. The 31-year old singer received high praise from superstars of the screen and stage. Many viewers of her halftime show said the show caused the 36-minute blackout that took place... 
 

High Technology and Design office called “Portofino”

Philipp Plein presented the important and elegant new collection of Technology & Home 2013: The new exclusive line “Portofino”, in fact, is made ??of polished steel of the highest quality combined with precious ostrich skin. It has all the update of the new technological updates from USB, SM Cards and all the kings of plugs. If this article is catching you in your office removals procedure because you are planning on expanding your technology company then you should get these office designs for your directors because it will reflect... 
 

Argo Director Affleck Wins Critics Choice

Argo, the political thriller, has received widespread critical acclaim. The movie documents what was behind the rescue by the CIA of six diplomats from the U.S. during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979. Nevertheless, the movie’s director Ben Affleck was overlooked to the surprise of many for a nomination in the Best Director category for the upcoming Academy Awards. The nominations were announced on Thursday by the Academy. Many movie critics said Affleck’s omission for Best Director was the biggest omission of all by the Academy. Bradley Cooper... 
 

Cinema Box Office: Texas Chainsaw Takes Home First Prize

This past weekend, the Texas Chainsaw franchise released its latest movie that was able to successfully cut up its rivals and win the weekend box office race. The latest release of the gruesome, saw them up into pieces franchise earned $23 million for the three days from Friday through Sunday. The new release, Texas Chainsaw 3D earned more that Quentin Tarantino’s latest Django UnChained, which finished in second place for the weekend earning $20 million. The Hobbit was third on the weekend earning a respectable $17.4 million. Forecasters, prior... 
 

French Actor Says No Thanks to Returning

World-renowned French film and stage star Gerard Depardieu has said he will remain living in Belgium even after the government in France stopped its plans to increase taxes by as much as 75% for its rich citizens. The government in France axed the measure as it said it failed to look at equality prior to the public burdens. The 64-year old versatile actor, in an interview with a magazine from France, said Constitutional Committee’s decision to end their goal of increasing taxes for the rich did not change his decision to leave France. The government’s... 
 

Divorce Papers Filed by Kutcher

Actor Ashton Kutcher who is well known for comedy sitcoms, successful movies and is starring in the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, filed papers on Friday to divorce Demi Moore. Kutcher filed the divorce papers at a court in Los Angeles after 13 months of legal separation from Moore. Kutcher, who is 34, cited in the divorce papers that irreconcilable differences caused his marriage to fail. The papers said he did not want any spousal support and he was not denying any support to his wife. Moore and Kutcher split in November of last year after... 
 

Andy Williams Dies Aged 84

Andy Williams, who might be best known for his Moon River rendition that propelled him to stardom during the 1960s died on Tuesday in Branson, Missouri at his home. Williams had been battling bladder cancer it was announced his family. The singer was 84. In 2012, he celebrated his 75th year in show business. Williams leaves his wife Debbie and three children Christian, Noelle and Robert. In his career, Williams had three platinum and 17 gold records. He enjoyed his later years in life playing golf, while spending time between his Branson home and... 
 

Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

Phyllis Diller, who was 95, died on Monday said her manager of many years. One of her closest friends, Joan Rivers the host of a cable television show, said she was with Diller about three weeks ago and she was all dressed up, running around and very happy. Rivers said she enjoyed the time she spent three weeks ago with Diller and she said that Diller had led a full and complete life. Diller died in Brentwood, California in her home where she had been receiving hospice care following a fall. The Queen of Comedy helped to open doors for other female... 
 

Stallone: Cast of Expendables Was Competitive

Sylvester Stallone, one of the stars of the new movie The Expendables 2, said that on the set, the cast was very competitive. Stallone returns with the latest sequel of his 2010 action packed hit, along with other action movie heavyweights Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren. Stallone said he was not surprised that because of all the testosterone and on-screen muscle that some friendly rivalries took place. The star of Rocky said it was quite competitive, as no one wanted to be second, so everyone pushed... 
 

Aniston Engaged To Theroux

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced over the weekend that they were engaged. The couple has been together for over a year. Theroux enjoyed his birthday party on Friday even more than usual, as Aniston accepted his proposal of marriage, said his publicist. The engagement was also confirmed by one of Aniston’s reps. This weekend’s news came the same weekend that Brad Pitt, the ex-husband of Aniston, was rumored to be getting married at his estate with his partner Angelina Jolie. The couple held a huge party at their castle and rumors... 
 

Gore Vidal, author and playwright dies

Playwright, author, commentator and politician Gore Vidal whose published works were vast and whose public remarks were characterized by his unconventional wisdom and immodest wit, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 86. He died while at his home in Hollywood Hills around 6:45 pm. Burr Stevens, his nephew, said Vidal died from complications of pneumonia. He had been living by himself in his home and was sick for quite some time, said his nephew. Vidal, in his perfect world, would have been president or even a king, but in the real world,... 
 

Lopez Turns 43

Jennifer Lopez the superstar entertainer and former judge on American Idol celebrated her 43rd birthday today. Lopez has two beautiful twins Emme and Max who are four years old. She is currently touring with Enrique Iglesias and has a new dancer boyfriend by the name of Casper Smart. Some place Lopez’s net worth at over $150 million due to her singing career and successful movie roles. She currently is appearing in a recently released movie titled What to Expect When You’re Expecting. She was listed in Forbes magazine this year as no. 1 in the... 
 

Former My Three Sons Actor Dies

Don Grady played Robbie Douglas the dimpled-chinned son on My Three Sons, a hit sitcom on television from 1962 to 1970. He also was a Walt Disney Mouseketeer at 12, on the original Mickey Mouse Club. According to a reporter in Hollywood, Grady died in Thousand Oaks, California following a long battle with cancer. Grady was 68. My Three Sons started on ABC before it moved over to CBS. The show was squeaky clean, looking for the gentle laugh. Fred MacMurray played the father in the show, who was widowed and easygoing. Another well-known actor on the... 
 

Jenner Defends Decision to Put Daughter on birth control

Kris Jenner, the mother of reality star and model Kim Kardashian, took heat this week for putting Kim on birth control when her daughter was just 14. The matriarch of the Kardashian family defended her decision saying her liberal way of parenting was a strategy to help to protect her children. The mother of six, five daughters and a son admits she did not hesitate putting all of her daughters on birth control as soon as they starting showing an interest about sex. She said you want to protect your children. She said that Kim approached her and said... 
 

Bieber Battery Case Sent to District Attorney

The Sheriff’s Department in Los Angeles has completed its investigation and handed it over to local prosecutors Tuesday to determine if prosecutors will bring charges against Justin Bieber for the alleged brawl that took place between he and a paparazzi photographer. The District Attorney now has the case, said a sheriff spokesperson and it is up to them if they will press charges against Mr. Bieber or not. The D.A. will decide whether to proceed with criminal prosecution for what took place in a shopping center in the city of Calabasas, California.... 
 

Winslet and Branagh Head Honors List on Queen’s Birthday

Today, the Queen’s birthday is celebrated throughout the British Isles and the British Empire Medal is making a comeback after more than 20 years. The medal honors those who perform hands-on service in their local communities. Topping the list of honorees are Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh, two actors who will receive knighthood. Following them will be 293 British Empire Medal recipients. Prime Minister David Cameron revived the award to reward those who volunteer. The award extends the reach of the system in honoring individuals who help their... 
 

Lady Gaga Bangs Her Head

During a concert in New Zealand, Lady Gaga suffered a concussion when she banged her head on a pole. The pop machine showed her mettle Sunday night down under during her third and final show in New Zealand. She struck her head on a pole and continued to keep rocking as if nothing happened. A video of the accident that was posted online showed a male dancer accidently hitting the singer in the head while trying to remove the pole from the stage. Gaga, who was bending over to pick up a prop staggered just a bit when she was hit, rubbed her head and... 
 

Happy Days Headed to Court

A judge last week refused to throw out the case filed by cast members of the 1970s hit television series Happy Days. Four of the cast members sued to try to recover money from sales of merchandise they were never received. The Superior Court judge in Los Angeles denied CBS’s motion for summary judgment that would have brought to an end the lawsuit. The network is the owner of the show. The issue that is remaining is whether the show’s actors are entitled to payments from DVDs of the Happy Days series. The judge ruled the initial burden of proving... 
 

J.R. Returns with Dallas

Dallas had returned to television after nearly 20 years away. This month the Ewing family makes its return and will include some of its original cast from the hit show that aired between 1978 and 1991. Leading the return to the small screen is Larry Hagman as the always scheming and ruthless J.R. Ewing. The series followed the trial and tribulations of the Ewing family an ultra-rich family in Dallas thanks to oil. The new series will premiers in a two-hour special June 13, 2012. During the peak years, the show was number one in the ratings and was... 
 

Joosten Loses Battle Against Lung Cancer

Emmy Award winner Kathryn Joosten who is known for roles on Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, lost her battle against lung cancer on Saturday said her family. Joosten was 72. The actress battled the disease for over 11 years. In a prepared statement, her family said she was surrounded by her loved ones laughing and crying, with lots of humor right up until the end. Her acting credits started in 1984. She had roles on sitcoms on television like Dharma and Greg, Ally McBeal and Scrubs. She was also in movies like Bedtime Stories and Wedding... 
 

The Avengers Drops to Second

Memorial Day weekend will be remembered by Sony as the weekend Men in Black 3 took the box office title away from Disney’s The Avengers. The sequel starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Josh Brolin took over first place in the box office with a three-day $55 million haul. Early predictions say the movie will earn another $15 million on Memorial Day bringing its four-day haul to $70 million, but that is lower than many had estimated. The $230 million sequel was a huge budget to overcome but many thought it has its own built in audience from... 
 

Former Housekeeper Sues Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone was sued on Wednesday by her housekeeper. The former live in housekeeper and nanny, has claimed a number of things in her documents that were filed in court yesterday. The harassment lawsuit was filed by Erlinda Elemen and claims that she was insulted by Stone due to her Filipino accent. She said that Stone had told her not to talk in front of her kids, so they would not end up speaking like her. The suit also says that Elemen was not allowed to read the Bible while in the home of the actress. Elemen also said she was fired by Stone... 
 

Desperate Housewives’ Finale Ends Eight-Year Run

The hit series Desperate Housewives ended its eight-season run on ABC with an affectionate, tidy ending. The ending was not characteristic of the racy, rocky, macabre series. Everyone on the show is destined to live a happy life after the finale, except for Karen McCluskey, played by Kathryn Joosten. The loveable senior who tends to be cranky was trying to tackle cancer, but she dies at her home, the way she asked to, with a song sung by Johnny Mathias serenading her. Bree Van de Kamp had been saved by that time. She had been on trial accused of... 
 

Goober Pyle from The Andy Griffith Show Dies

The grinning gas station attendant from The Andy Griffith Show know to all those who watched as Goober Pyle, has died. George Lindsey, 83, was also for his role on the long running Hee Haw. Lindsey died, said a Nashville funeral home, from a brief illness. Lindsey became famous for his role of Goober the gas station attendant who always wore a beanie on The Andy Griffith Show between 1964 and 1968 and the successor to the show Mayberry RFD between 1968 and 1971. On Hee Haw from the 1971 season through its last year of production in 1992, Lindsey... 
 

Zoe Saldana on Children and Plastic Surgery

Since her late teens, Zoe Saldana felt a maternal urge, however her career has led her down another path. The star of Avatar, revealed she wanted to have kids with Keith Britton, her ex-finance, early into the 11-year relationship the two enjoyed. However, at that time, Britton was not ready. She said, “I am Latin, Latinas start early, at 22 I had an urge to hold onto something, I wanted a little one.” She said she respected Britton’s decision to not have kids for years in their relationship. Then when Keith was ready, she said she did not... 
 

Egypt’s Adel Imam Found Guilty

The most popular comedian in Egypt, Adel Imam has been found guilty of Insulting Islam. The verdict of the comedian for offending Islam was upheld in a Cairo court on Wednesday. It raised fears with liberals and secularists in Egypt that Islamic tide is increasing in the country since former President Mubarak was removed from power in 2011. Imam is one of the Arab world’s most well known actors. He was convicted originally in February for contempt of religion, which is illegal in the penal code of Egypt. He appealed his conviction at that time.... 
 

Kardashian Girls Sign Mega Deal

Fans of the Kardashians will be happy to know they will continue to see the family on reality TV on the E! Network. The network announced it had signed a contract for $40 million for three seasons for the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The mega million-dollar deal makes the show the richest in the history of reality TV. The family members, sisters – Kourtney, Kim and Khloe – and parents Bruce and Kris Jenner will earn the same pay and most of the money will go to the family. Other stars on the show such as Kylie, Kendall and Rob will... 
 

Hollywood Likes China’s Recent Openness

Hollywood is taking advantage of a new breach in the great cultural wall of China, albeit cautiously. On Monday, Disney announced that it would produce Iron Man 3 together with a company in China. This is just the latest sign that Hollywood is warming up to China’s recent openness. China, for decades, has put limits on the number of films from other countries that are allowed in the country. The limit until recently was 20 however, Chinese officials in February, announced that quota would increase to 34. Government officials also announced they... 
 

Baldwin Dined With Stalker in 2010

On Monday, the Canadian woman accused by authorities of harassing and aggravated stalking of Alec Baldwin, Genevieve Sabourin, was arraigned in a New York City court. Baldwin, spoke about the incident on Tuesday. He said, “Isn’t it odd that while in handcuffs and being led away by the police, the accused stalker smiles for cameras.” From March 31 until Sunday, the day of her arrest, Sabourin, aged 40, tried on at least three occasions to contact the actor in person. She attempted to do so at his homes in Greenwich Village and the Hamptons... 
 

Funeral Costs for Houston Passed on to Newark Residents

The cost of Whitney Houston’s funeral for residents of Newark, New Jersey was $187,000 in overtime for police officers. Many residents in the city are not pleased about having to foot the bill. Close to 200 police officers were on duty at the New Baptist Church the day of the funeral as well as at the local funeral home and another reunion of family and friends. The bill represents close to 5% of the annual $4 million budget for the police department. Members of the City council of Newark said it was necessary to have both barricades and police... 
 

Captain America to return in 2014

Captain America will be redeployed. Marvel Studios and its parent Disney announced the sequel would be scheduled for release in April of 2014. Captain America originated in the 1940s as a scrawny weakling who is chemically enhanced to become a super-soldier. He helped to save the world by helping the Allies during WWII. Marvel said in their announcement that the new sequel will start from where the upcoming May 4 The Avengers ends. What the means is that Captain America will in fact survive his ordeals in The Avengers. Samuel L. Jackson is scheduled... 
 

New Film About Jobs To Feature Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher will now become a wealthy techie on the big screen. Currently Kutcher plays the role of a very rich techie on the television series Two and a Half Men. In the not so distant future that experience will come in handy as he will play one of the world’s most famous techies in a soon to be produced movie. Kutcher will play the part of the late co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs in Jobs, an indie film. The movie will portray the life of the Apple co-founder through his hippie days to his running of one of the world’s most successful tech... 
 

Jimmy Kimmel Will Host Emmys

The 64th annual Primetime Emmys will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The show will air on ABC on September 23. It will be his first time hosting the Emmys. It is surprising since he has hosted for a number of awards shows such as the ESPN Espy Awards and the American Music Awards. Don Mischer will be the show’s executive producer for the 12th time, a record. He said via a statement that he loves television and looks forward to the ABC show and working with the Academy. He promised a fast-paced show full of humor, which will be unpredictable and celebratory... 
 

Hunger Games Wins BIG

Hunger Games took a huge bite of the box office worldwide in its debut weekend. The film took in an incredible $214 million worldwide. In the U.S. alone, the movie earned over $155 million. That take by the movie was even higher than the lofty estimates set by Hollywood analysts. The movie became the third-highest domestic opening movie of all time. Internationally the movie took in nearly $60 million from another 67 markets. Only last year’s Harry Potter finale and The Dark Knight, the Batman movie of 2008 took in more. This is the first franchise... 
 
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