Monday, 28 May 2012

Justin Bieber Papparazzi Fight

Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center.

Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wiard says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest. Wiard said the scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of Bieber and his girlfriend, teen actress Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas.Sheriff's Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday and complained of pain to his chest. Wiard said the scuffle happened when the photographer tried to snap pictures of Bieber and his girlfriend, teen actress Selena Gomez, after they walked out of a theater at The Commons at Calabasas.

Wiard says the photographer was taken to a hospital where he was treated and released.He says Bieber and Gomez left before deputies arrived, so investigators want to talk to him to get his side of the story.

Jessica Sanchez singing the National Anthem at the PBS Memorial Day Concert 2012

Jessica Sanchez made her first public appearance on TV after her American Idol stint when she performed at the 2012 National Memorial Day concert held at the West Lawn in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 27, 2012.

The National Memorial Day concert which started at around 8 p.m. ET and was featured live at PBS on Sunday night honored the military service of all men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Jessica Sanchez, 16, who lost the American Idol Season 11 title from Phillip Phillips last Wednesday, May 23, was chosen to sing US national anthem, with Natalie Cole, Trace Adkins, and American Idol Season 5 alumni Chris Daughtry as among other performers that night.The performance was significant to Sanchez given that she has military connections in her own family. Her father, Gilbert Sanchez, currently stationed in Singapore, has served several tours of duty in Iraq and Kuwait with the U.S. Navy. Meanwhile, Sanchez’s grandfather Edward M. Bugay is a retired Navy veteran.

Jessica Sanchez won the praises from the judges and her fans worldwide and the American Idol three judges. Her duet with Jennifer Holiday singing “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” was touted as one of the best, if not the best, among her peformances in the whole Season 11 of the American Idol.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

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Children killed in 'massacre' in Syria's Houla

Government troops shelled a string of villages in central Syria before pro-regime thugs swept through the area, shooting people in the streets and in their homes in attacks that killed more than 90 people, activists said Saturday.

The assault on Houla, an area northwest of the central city of Homs, is one of the bloodiest single events in Syria’s 15-month-old uprising.

Activists from the region said regime forces peppered the area with mortars following a large anti-regime protest on Friday. After the bombardment, pro-government thugs known as shabiha raided the villages, killing men on the streets and stabbing women and children in their houses.

Amateur videos posted online showed scores of dead covered in sheets and blankets, some covered with chunks of ice to preserve then until burial. One video shows 14 dead children lined up on the ground, shoulder to shoulder. Another shows at least a dozen more lying on what appears to be the floor of a mosque, some with holes in their heads and faces.A member of the fragmented group that says it speaks for Syria's political opposition said Assad's forces had killed "entire families" in Houla in addition to the shelling.
"The Syrian National Council (SNC) urges the U.N. Security Council to call for an emergency meeting... and to determine the responsibility of the United Nations in the face of such mass killings," SNC spokeswoman Bassma Kodmani said.
Opposition activists said Syrian forces opened fire with artillery after skirmishing with insurgents in Houla, a cluster of villages north of the city of Homs, itself battered by shelling.
Syria calls the revolt a "terrorist" conspiracy run from abroad, in a veiled reference to Sunni Muslim Gulf powers which call for arming an insurgency led by Syria's majority Sunnis against Assad, a member of the minority Alawite sect.

Beyonce’ “Making Of Revel Part 2″ (Video)

King Bey is Back and I believe better than before, the new mother just released a behind the scene video as shares and preps for this years most anticipated show. Beyonce’ at Revel.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Justin Bieber - All Around The World ft. Ludacris

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Basketball brawl in China - New Orleans Hurricanes vs. Zhejiang Lions

A brawl broke out during an exhibition basketball game in China between the New Orleans Hurricanes and Zhejiang Lions, according to description accompanying the video of the fracas on YouTube .

In the video, it appears that almost every player from each team got involved as the fight made its way down the court. It looks as if several objects are being thrown from the stands and at the end of the video, one of the players involved is shown launching a chair into the crowd.

According to the YouTube description, spectators said that the fight was sparked by a Hurricanes player striking a Lions player. This appears to be at least the third melee to erupt during an exhibition basketball game in China in less than a year. Last summer, Georgetown's squad and the Bayi Rockets engaged in a bench-clearing fight with more than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. The exhibition was called off.

A few months later, the Foshan Dralions and Australia's Melbourne Tigers brawled in an exhibition and it appeared as if some Dralions players used chairs as weapons.

Streaker Interrupts Cardinals-Phillies Game At Busch Stadium

Before the seventh inning of the Cardinals-Phillies game could get underway on Thursday night, fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis were treated to the sight of a fully naked streaker galavanting around the outfield. The man was run down and tackled by stadium security, who took the time to cover him up before escorting him off the field.

The fans, at least those in the video above, didn't seem to mind the interruption. One fan could be even heard saying that witnessing the streaker was "better than a no-hitter." Scroll down for photos.

Perhaps the only surprising the things about this incident is that it didn't happen during an Orioles game.

Before the seventh inning of the Cardinals-Phillies game could get underway on Thursday night, fans at Busch Stadium in St. Louis were treated to the sight of a fully naked streaker galavanting around the outfield. The man was run down and tackled by stadium security, who took the time to cover him up before escorting him off the field.

The fans, at least those in the video above, didn't seem to mind the interruption. One fan could be even heard saying that witnessing the streaker was "better than a no-hitter." Scroll down for photos.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

'American Idol' Finale: Phillip Phillips Crowned Winner

The lights were dimmed, the votes were counted, and Phillip Phillips became the new "American Idol."

As expected, Phillips beat out Jessica Sanchez on Wednesday's (May 23) Season 11 "Idol" finale, live at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre. Phillips topped Sanchez after a reported 132 million votes were cast — "a new world record," according to host Ryan Seacrest.

Phillips teared up while performing his winning song "Home," while confetti rained down on the stage around him. The Leesburg, Georgia, native has been a cool cucumber all season long, but he broke down in the moment, just as he did during his hometown visit last week.

Phillips didn't finish the song, but strolled off stage and into the arms of his family, who were waiting in the first few rows. As streamers fell and the band played on the stage behind him, Phillips hugged his family members, and later judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.Then Hollie Cavanagh took to the stage for a rendition of "Never Walk Alone," whereupon she was joined by Jordin Sparks and a full choir. Joshua, Colton, DeAndre, Heejun and Jeremy (with an emphasis on Joshua) then performed a tribute to the Bee Gees in memory of Robin Gibb, which was a little overdramatic, in typical Joshua fashion, but also heartfelt.

Jessica wasn't cheated out of her celebrity duet after all, teaming with Jennifer Holliday for a rousing rendition of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," with Jennifer making more terrifying, distracting faces as she performed than Scotty McCreery and Phil-Phil combined. (If there aren't gifs all over the internet within 10 minutes of the show ending, we should just turn the whole thing off.) Snark aside, it really was spectacular, and Jessica's range and control are truly out of this world. It's hard to believe she's only 16 -- no matter how frequently the judges hammer it home -- on numbers like that, holding her own opposite a Broadway legend who would've blown most performers right off the stage.

Aerosmith closed out the show, with Steven Tyler generally behaving like he was on an acid trip while on stage (what else is new?) as the band cycled through a medley of hits. With only two minutes remaining in the show, Jessica and Phillip (sat on a stool -- perhaps because of his rumored health issues) sang "Up Where We Belong," because that entirely superfluous performance was far more meaningful than the rumored tribute to Donna Summer that the Top 6 girls were supposed to do.

And then, the results were announced, and Phillip took up his guitar for one last performance of "Home," struggling to fight back the tears.

Lolo Jones: Virginity Harder than Training for Olympics

One of America’s best female hurdlers is a virgin, a personal choice, she said, that has been more difficult than training for the Olympics.

In an interview with HBO’s “Real Sports,” U.S. hurdler Lolo Jones acknowledged that she has maintained her virginity, describing it as the most challenging thing she’s faced to date.

“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she told HBO’s Mary Carillo. “Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college has been trying to stay a virgin for marriage. I’ve been tempted, I’ve had plenty of opportunities.”

Jones, 29, is expected to be one of the favorites in the 60-meter and 100-meter hurdles at this summer’s Olympics in London. She’s trying to bounce back from tripping on the penultimate hurdle and finishing in a disappointing seventh place in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympics. Her virginity, however, is something she’s maintained throughout her training, even if it has hindered her attempts at landing a boyfriend.During her interview with HBO, she discussed how keeping her virginity can make dating more challenging and how she favors Twitter for finding a boyfriend over online dating sites. Jones is not the only high-profile athlete whose virginity is a topic for public discussion. Dating website recently offered $1 million to anyone who could prove that New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was no longer a virgin. Tebow had previously stated that he was also waiting until marriage to have sex.

Perhaps if Jones can win gold in London then she'll celebrate by Tebowing. She barely missed out on winning the gold medal in 2008, leading the race with two hurdles to go. But she clipped the final hurdle, stumbled to thee ground and finished in seventh place.

"I messed up and it cost me the gold medal," the former LSU track star said earlier in May. "The good thing about failure is that if you learn from them they can make you such a stronger person and there is not a day that has gone by that I have not thought about that race."

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb dies aged 62

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has passed away today aged 62.

The musician died after undergoing intestinal surgery and due to his long battle with cancer.

'The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time,' family spokesman Doug Wright said.
The father-of-three had been battling colon and liver cancer.

Fears for the star's health were first raised last year when he appeared looking gaunt on a TV show to promote his single for Poppy Day.The siblings, whose catalogue includes Massachusetts, I've Gotta Get a Message to You, How Deep Is Your Love and Stayin' Alive, established their pop legacy by placing their falsetto harmonies at the centre of the 70s disco boom.

It was an era whose look they also captured, posing for the cover of the Saturday Night Fever album with toothy smiles, bouffant hair and tight white outfits.

Born on the Isle of Man to English parents on 22 December, 1949, Gibb started out performing alongside his brothers as a child act encouraged by their father Hugh, a band leader, and their mother Barbara, a former singer."Robin's wife, Dwina and son, Robin-John, his son Spencer and daughter Melissa have been at his bedside every day, talking to him and playing his favorite music to him," Gibb's doctor, Dr. Andrew Thillainayagam said in April. "They have been tireless in their determination never to give up on him."

Robin and his brothers, Barry and Maurice (who died in 2003 due to complications from a twisted intestine), formed The Bee Gees in the late 1960s. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with hits like "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "I Started A Joke."

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Brett Lawrie Ejected: Blue Jays' 3B Throws Helmet That Hits Umpire Bill Miller After Called Strike

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie went nuts after a called third strike tonight. The pitch was pretty far off the plate, and Lawrie was completely in the right for being pissed off about the call. But then, he spiked his helmet...and the helmet hit home plate umpire Bill Miller. Not good. Lawrie will likely face a suspension for that one.

The situation that the call was made in was absolutely terrible for Lawrie and the Blue Jays, in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out in a one run game. If Lawrie got on base, the Blue Jays would have had at least a hope at a rally.

Things eventually got worse (somehow) in Toronto, as a fan threw a beer at Miller as the umpires were exciting the field after the game.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Singapore Ferrari Taxi Crash Enhanced

Wealthy Chinese expatriate crashes his million-dollar Ferrari into a ComfortDelGro taxi killing himself, the local cab driver and a Japanese woman who was in the taxi. Watch the enhanced video footage of the horror crash above. PRCs! They insult us, take our jobs, steal our husbands and now they take our lives with their Ferrari. Enhanced HD in-car camera footage! Wealthy Chinese expatriate crashes his million-dollar Ferrari into a taxi near Bugis Junction, killing himself, the local cab driver and a Japanese woman who was in the taxi. This horror accident has sparked outrage in Singapore where anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise.

Rogier Meijer wordt getroost door zijn dochter Saar

While most have witnessed the familiar scenes of unconstrained elation after a hard-fought team victory, witnessing the agony of defeat to its fullest extent can be just as powerful after a heartbreaking loss.

On Sunday, spectators observed that firsthand when Dutch soccer team De Graafschap were relegated from the Eredivisie after a 1-1 draw in their playoff against FC Den Bosch.

As midfielder Rogier Meijer sat hopelessly on the pitch after the game, his young daughter, dressed in her father's jersey, walked over to console him as he sat on the field reflecting on the loss.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Britney Spears, Demi Lovato are new 'X Factor' judges

Britney Spears stands close to Simon Cowell at the 2012 Fox Upfront presentation held at Central Park’s Wollman Rink on Monday (May 14) in New York City.

The 30-year-old pop star was joined by Demi Lovato, who wrapped her arm around L.A. Reid.Fox gave no details of their contracts but Spears has been widely reported to be getting $15 million a year for "X Factor" gig, which would make her one of the highest-paid TV reality show judges.

Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne were among other names rumored to have been approached or in talks with Cowell about taking part in "X Factor".

Cowell launched the U.S. version of "X Factor" last September with great fanfare and boasts that it would topple ageing "American Idol" as America's most-watched TV show.

But the show mustered only about 13 million viewers - about half the audience for "American Idol" - and many critics disliked its brash, noisy production and felt it added little new to the crowded TV singing contest field.

Fox and Cowell are still yet to announce a new host after firing little-known Briton Steve Jones in January.

"The X Factor" faces further challenges in its second season following news on Sunday that NBC will be airing its hit contest "The Voice" in the fall of 2012, as well as the spring.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Jermaine Paul Wins 'The Voice' Season 2

After Christina Aguilera cat fights, some stellar and not-so-stellar performances, and many more Purrfect moments, "The Voice" has crowned its Season 2 winner: Jermaine Paul, representing Team Blake.

Team Cee Lo's Juliet Simms came in second; Team Adam's Tony Lucca came in third; and Team Christina's Chris Mann came in fourth.

Season 2 winner Jermaine -- a former back-up singer for Alicia Keys -- was the last man standing in Tuesday's Season 2 finale on NBC, which boasted celebrity performances, plus more songs from the four finalists and other favorite former contestants.The show started off exciting enough, with a fabulously fantastic performance of the Jackson Five's "I Want You Back." I'm slightly biased since it's my second favorite song of all time, but beyond that, the performance was a blast of energy that kicked off the show. It was hands down one of the most fun performances on the show this season, courtesy of Jermaine Paul and an assembled crew of eliminated boys: Jamar Rogers, whom we miss dearly; Pip, whom we also miss dearly; and James Massone, who wore a headband again.

Our first montage of the night was a blooper reel, and it was funny enough, sure. We got to see the coaches giggle and make funny faces and say silly things about each other. But little did we know that the montages would not be so welcome throughout the rest of the evening, multiplying with greater frequency than the Saw movies and offering less and less creative insight into the inner workings of Adam, Blake, Cee Lo and Christina. Did we really need three minutes of Adam and Blake talking about their platonic bromance?

Monday, 7 May 2012

Cole Hamels Admits To Hitting Bryce Harper With A Pitch ~ Major League Baseball

WASHINGTON -- Cole Hamels admits it: He plunked rookie phenom Bryce Harper on purpose.

"I was trying to hit him," the Philadelphia lefty said. "I'm not going to deny it."

That startling bit of honesty came after Hamels nailed the Washington teen with a fastball in the small of the back his first time up during the Phillies' 9-3 win Sunday night. The candid remark is also certain to cost Hamels a suspension from Major League Baseball.

Harper came up with two outs in the first inning and Hamels promptly drilled the 19-year-old.

Why, exactly?

"That's something I grew up watching, that's kind of what happened. So I'm just trying to continue the old baseball because I think some people are kind of getting away from it. I remember when I was a rookie the strike zone was really, really small and you didn't say anything because that's the way baseball is," Hamels said.

"But I think unfortunately the league's protecting certain players and making it not that old-school, prestigious way of baseball," he said.

In other words, Hamels said, "It's just, `Welcome to the big leagues.'"

Harper quickly evened the score with Hamels. After taking third on a single, Harper broke for the plate when Hamels made a pickoff throw to first. Harper stole home, sliding in safely for the first swipe of his eight-game big league career.Hamels means (I think) that Harper has had it too easy so far. He's just 19 years old (if you hadn't heard) and has been playing like a veteran. Coming into Sunday, he had four doubles and five walks in 29 plate appearances. He's been hitting the ball hard and avoiding swinging at pitches out of the zone. Hamels hitting Harper is the pitcher taking back the inside part of the plate, while also reminding the rookie to mind his elders.

But what Hamels also did was baseball speak for "We respect you." Harper, and the Nationals. Washington took two of three games in the series and showed no fear of the Phillies. That was evident even in the loss Sunday when Harper, two batters after getting plunked, stole home on Hamels' pickoff attempt to first base. Nats pitcher Jordan Zimmermann also retaliated conventionally by hitting Hamels with a pitch later in the game. Ah, the hazards of sending messages in the National League.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Will Rhymes hit on forearm by pitch, collapses on field

The Rays-Red Sox game on Wednesday night took a scary turn in the eighth inning when Tampa Bay's Will Rhymes collapsed on the field shortly after getting hit in the arm by a pitch from Boston's Franklin Morales.

Morales' fastball nailed Rhymes in the right arm, causing the second baseman to immediately lose his footing and fall down in pain. Manager Joe Maddon and a trainer ran onto the field to attend to him and Rhymes eventually walked to first.

Once Rhymes got to first, he gestured to the coaching staff that he wanted to come out. Then he took a few steps and collapsed, falling into the arms of first base coach George Hendrick.

The 29-year-old remained down for several minutes before finally moving on his own. He sat up slowly as the medical staff attended to him and was eventually carted off the field. After the game, Rhymes spoke of becoming dizzy and nauseous after he walked to first."You saw the rest. I didn't get real far," Rhymes said.
On Morales' fastball, Rhymes said: "Firm. That one was firm. It literally hit me squre on the bone. But they say it's one of the strongest bones in the body. Thank God."Rhymes, 29, signed a minor league contract with the Rays in January and entered Wednesday's game hitting .273 in 13 games. He was released by the Detroit Tigers after the 2011 season.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I'll Have Another Wins 2012 Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister down the stretch and pulled away in the final furlong on Saturday to win the Kentucky Derby.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez, riding in his first Derby, guided the 3-year-old colt ahead of Bob Baffert's Bodemeister and a late closing Dullahan to win on a fast track.
It was trainer Doug O'Neill's first Derby victory. He had never finished better than 13th in the Derby with two other horses.
I'll Have Another, the Santa Anita Derby winner, went off at 15-1 in one the deepest and evenly balanced fields in recent years to win by 1 1/2 lengths.
The chestnut colt, owned by J. Paul Reddam, finished the 11/4-mile race in 2:01.83 in front of a Derby-record crowd of 165,307.
The 20-horse field was expected to see a fast pace set by Trinniberg. Instead, Bodemeister rocketed right to the front through impossibly fast fractions. That pace proved his undoing.I'll Have Another paid $32.60, $13.80 and $9. Bodemeister returned $6.20 and $5.60 and Dullahan paid $7.20.

Diaz vs Miller Full Fight (HD)

Two rock-solid Lightweight fighters collide in the UFC on FOX 3 main event later this evening (May 5, 2012) at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J., proving a vexing test of will for both Nate Diaz and Jim Miller.

In Diaz's case, he'll have a chance to showcase his ever-improving striking, which lit up and beat down the game but outmatched Donald Cerrone in December. It was a showcase performance for Nate, who really seems to be coming into his own with on-point boxing and a nimble sense of when to engage and when to evade.

Miller's impressive seven-fight win streak marked him as an elite contender, until he ran into Ben Henderson, whose bigger frame and punishing physicality delivered a vicious beating that left the scrappy Miller in rebuilding mode. After submitting the talented but inconsistent Melvin Guillard, Miller needs a victory to insert himself back into the conversation of who the top contenders really are.

Body types play a huge role in this match up, as Diaz' six-inch height and considerable reach advantage will force Miller's hand. Jim is a competent boxer but not in Diaz' class, especially with Nate's increased volume of late. Diaz, however, relies on the threat of his jiu-jitsu and stifling guard to discourage foes from taking him down and, hopefully, riding their way to a cautious but top-game-dominated decision. That's exactly how Miller overwhelms people, however, and the fact that he'll be giving away too many advantages on the feet forces his hand somewhat.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Vale Roth mostrando la hilacha pa variar...

Valentina Roth apareció como una bailarina y participante más del programa Yingo, debido a su lindo rostro y figura fue escalando posiciones entre los demás concursantes, sin mencionar su apellido famoso, y terminó pololeando con K-nesa, supongo que será Canessa, el apellido italiano. Pues ese día, creo que el pasado lunes, estaba K-nesa esperando a que apareciera Valentina Roth, mientras mostraban filmaciones del día de su operación.

Valentina estaba muy feliz, y nerviosa por su nueva adquisición, si padre aunque no se mostraba del todo de acuerdo dijo que la apoyaba en lo que quería. Recordemos que Valentian tien 18 años de edad, toda una mujer, ¿o no?

Escribo sobre esto porque recién leí una noticia sobre Cate Blanchet en que alegaba en contra de las mamás que le regalaban pechugas nuevas a sus hijas cuando cumplían 18 años. Según aparecía en el breve "documental" sobre la cirugía de Roth, el doctor le habría dicho que sus senos no crecerían más, que el desarrollo de ellos ya estaba terminado y que operar ahora o después sería lo mismo. Me parece un poco extraño.

Mayweather Vs. Cotto: Predictions From Zab Judah, Seth Mitchell And Lamont Peterson

Big fights mean big fighters offering up picks and opinions on the evening's action, and right now there's no bigger fight going down than Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto. The two men meet on an HBO pay-per-view clash on Saturday night in what should be a very highly watched event.

Zab Judah spoke to about the fight, having good perspective as he has faced both men in his career. Here's what his final thoughts were on how the fight goes:

I expect Cotto to come to fight. But it's not going to be enough. I've got Mayweather by ninth or 10th-round stoppage. I've had an opportunity to watch him train lately, and he's been looking good. So I'm looking for Floyd to go in there and put on a clinic.

Zab did give credit to Cotto as the second heaviest hitter he has faced in his career.

Rising heavyweight star Seth Mitchell spoke to the same site after his tremendous win over Chazz Witherspoon last weekend and added his thoughts:

"Cotto can crack. And Floyd has shown that he can get hit, but he's shown that he can come through adversity," he noted. "In his last couple of fights, he ain't been moving, he's been standing right there in the pocket, putting that shoulder up and sharp shooting. He's a surgeon in there, and we already know he's got the dog in him. If you want to stand there and bang with him, he can do that too, and he got the best defense out there. So it's going to be an uphill battle for Miguel Cotto."

Finally, MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas caught up with Lamont Peterson to ask his thoughts on the clash. Peterson, who is preparing to defend his title in a rematch against Amir Khan, joined in the chorus of fighters picking Floyd:

Thursday, 3 May 2012

American Idol': Skylar Laine Eliminated

After weeks of wowing “American Idol” judges, the Mississippi native was eliminated during Thursday night’s results show.

Throughout the season judges proclaimed Laine of Brandon the “rockin’ country girl” and praised her strong performances. Laine excelled performing such hits as, “Shameless,” “Fancy,” and “Heard It Through the Grapevine,” giving each song her own rocking, country twist that carried her through to the Top 5. On Wednesday night’s show, judges told her that her performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” was one of her strongest performances.
“You are born to be on stage,” judge Randy Jackson said Wednesday. “Another outstanding performance,” and on Thursday night’s show, during a recap of Laine’s Wednesday performances, mentor Jimmy Iovine said Laine is an energetic performer.After a season-high of nearly 60 million votes and a torturous back-and-forth from host Ryan Seacrest, it was revealed that Skylar had received the fewest number of votes and was eliminated from the competition. Although the young country singer didn't have her best night on Wednesday -- and Hollie made a major comeback -- many think she shouldn't have been eliminated.

"She doesn't deserve to go home because of that," record executive Jimmy Iovine said during the show. "But it was less than I know she's capable of."

Upon finding out her fate, Skylar said, “I love you. It’s alright," and then took the stage to perform Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder & Lead."

Skylar's dignified sign off had judge Jennifer Lopez in tears. Randy Jackson said every week is going to be tough now, because this is the best top five "Idol" has ever had and Steven Tyler agreed.

Violet D'Mello, Tourist, Mauled By Cheetahs In South Africa As Husband Photographs Attack

Violet and Archibald D'Mello were posing with two cheetahs at the Kragga Kamma reserve in South Africa when one of the animals began attacking the woman, leaving her husband to photograph the event.
The British couple was on vacation in Port Elizabeth when they decided to stop at the reserve on April 28.Violet, Archibald and a family with children entered a petting area with two "completely tame" male cheetahs.
The attention seemed to excite the cats, and one began attacking a young girl.
When Violet tried to intervene, one of the cheetahs jumped on her from behind, the Sun reports. And when a worker fended off the animal, the other cheetah pinned down the tourist, who eventually played dead to avoid further injury.
Armed only with his camera, Archibald managed to capture a series of terrifying photos of his wife's attack. Although Violet calls the experience a "nightmare," she acknowledges the animals may have not had malicious intentions.
"They weren’t being vicious. You could tell they [the cheetahs] were just excited, but it became serious very quickly," she told the Herald.

Lion Tries To Eat Zebra-Striped Toddler At Oregon Zoo

A lioness at the Oregon Zoo thought she found herself the perfect meal when a Bend family recently brought a baby zebra to her enclosure.

There was just one problem -- the black and white striped "zebra" was actually a one-year old boy named Jack, who was visiting the zoo with his family. Despite the mix-up, the African lioness, who is affectionately named Kya, tried her best to push her way through the thick glass wall that separated the two so she could wrap her large jaws around little Jack's head.
The entire incident, which occured on April 26, was captured on video and uploaded to the Internet. The video has since gone viral. Jack was seemingly unfazed by the ordeal and his family can be heard laughing in the background. At one point his mother, Heather Baltzor, encouraged him to say, "hi kitty, kitty" to Kya the lion.
Baltzor discussed the unique interaction with The Huffington Post today.
"It was Jack's first trip to the zoo. We didn't even realize he looked like a zebra until we got home but a lot of the animals in the zoo -- the crocodiles and the jaguars -- apparently did. They would come up to the glass and look at him."
While many of the other animals were attracted to Jack, it was Kya who gave him the most attention.

Oregon Zoo Director Kim Smith told it is not uncommon for the lions to interact with small children.

"She's using a typical prey behavior," Smith said.

The Huffington Post covered a similar interaction last year between a toddler named Trent Higley and a 400 pound lioness named Angie at the Colorado Springs zoo.

Delio Rossi Fired: Fiorentina Axes Coach After Attacking Adem Ljajic

Fiorentina has made the decision to sack head coach Delio Rossi after he attacked midfielder Adem Ljajic during Wednesday's Serie A clash against Novara at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

The 51-year-old trainer replaced the Serbian youngster after only 32 minutes of play when Fiorentina was 2-0 down, and Ljajic was not impressed with Rossi's decision.

The Serbia international sarcastically applauded his coach while making his way to the bench, thus infuriating the Fiorentina boss. Rossi pushed the 20-year-old against the back of the dug-out before aiming a punch at Ljajic.

The pair was then split up by other staff members and substitutes before things got out of hand any more than they already had, but Fiorentina has nonetheless decided to let go of Rossi.

"I have decided to fire the coach for what we see as a serious incident. I am sorry for Delio Rossi, because he's a good person. This is a serious matter, though. We will further talk about this tomorrow," club president Andrea Della Valle said of the decision to let the manager go.

Fiorentina eventually managed to salvage a 2-2 draw in the remaining 60 minutes of the game courtesy of two goals from Riccardo Montolivo.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

‘American Idol’: Hollie Cavanagh peaking at right time

American Idol” trotted out 1960s songs first Wednesday night, then turned to British hits. The big surprise: Hollie Cavanagh, probably the most vulnerable contestant left, made the best impression.

Hollie ripped into “River Deep, Mountain High” with style and gusto. She was fearless, she looked lovely, and she wowed the judges. Steven Tyler praised her bluesy style. Jennifer Lopez appreciated the way she attacked the words. Randy Jackson confirmed that all three loved the performance.

Phillip Phillips changed up “The Letter” substantially and gave it a sound that was alternately bluesy and jazzy. Jackson said he made the song his own. Lopez didn’t know the song, but said he was compelling. Tyler said he missed the melody, but said Phillip got away with it.

Skylar Laine gave a peppy rendition of “Fortunate Son” that obscured the song’s anger. But the judges were generous. Lopez praised her energy. “Fabulous,” Tyler said.

Jessica Sanchez looked pretty but tried so hard on “Proud Mary” that the strain was evident. Lopez loved seeing her move. Jackson said the performance OK.Skylar put her country style on “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” It was very nice, but it didn’t have the force of Hollie’s performances. Jackson said she, too, was peaking at the right time.

Jessica delivered a beautiful “You Are So Beautiful” effortlessly. It was probably her best moment on the show. Lopez said she captivated the audience. Jackson said she had rebounded in the second round.

Joshua went with the Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody,” and he pushed too hard. He suffered in comparison to the restrained Jessica. The judges, however, gave him a standing ovation. “You’re one of the best singers ever on this show,” Jackson said. Lopez said he was one of the best singers in 50 years.

To fill out the two-hour running time, “Idol” split the contestants into groups. Joshua and Phillip were joined on a subdued “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” which went off-key a few times. Tyler, however, said it was perfect. The three girls joined forces for “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” which was ragged but still better than the guys’ duet.

Carrie Underwood and Coldplay perform on the results show at 8 p.m. Thursday on Fox (WOFL-Channel 35 locally).

Who goes? It will be a shame if Hollie is out, but she would leave at her best. Joshua may have overdone it on the second song, and the judges’ lavish praise may have backfired with viewers. Phillip was the weakest singer, but it’s highly unlikely he’s leaving.