Wednesday, August 31, 2011

25 ways Top Gun changed the world

To win that trophy, "Hot Buns" is going to have to go five rounds with Top Gun's iconic volleyball scene. Although "Hot Buns" features the barfaced phrases, "you're hot" and "give me your body," we are disinclined to believe the sincerity of the

It wasn't exactly the film McGillis would have picked for herself, but "Top Gun" went on to become the biggest box office draw of 1986 - taking in more than $176 million. From its driving Kenny Loggins tune "Danger Zone" to the catch phrase "I feel the

A malfunctioning radar gun may be all that kept Canadian Bill Tomlinson from boat racing immortality. His official Top Gun title-winning speed stands at 208 mph. He made a total of eight runs over the Shootout weekend and tied Dave Scott's course

There's quite a bit of interesting stuff going on here, although Sirota leans too heavily on Top Gun, which is notable more for its box office success than for its production relationship with the Navy. The Pentagon has worked

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Victoria Justice Sparkles at 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (Photos & Video)

Victoria Justice attended 2011 MTV Video Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2011. “Zoey 101″ actress rocked a stunning silver dress and stole the limelight.
Nickelodeon star, Victoria Justice sparkled at show, wearing a strapless sparkling Theia leather and metal fringe short dress. Victoria teamed her dress with a pair of very girly and exquisite gold pumps by Rock & Republic.
18-year-old actress accessorized her look with luxury hoop earrings, bangles and a statement ring. She carried a glitzy clutch and looked breathtaking.
Hollywood celebrity, Victoria Justice went for raspberry lipstick, winged eyeliner and metallic eyeshadow. She also spruced up her nails with shiny metallic nail polish.
Victoria left her sleek, straight hair loose. In short, Victoria Justice 2011 MTV Video Music Awards look was amazing from head-to-toe.
So, what are your thoughts about Victoria Justice’s red carpet dress? Hot or Not?

Lady Gaga goes Indian for Shah Rukh Khan

Lady Gaga is planning to Indian for Shah Rukh Khan. Buzz is that the international super-star might do a song for SRK in his next production RA.One.

Khan was introduced to Gaga by his good friend and co-star Priyanka Chopra. There are discussions at this stage there are discussions about incorporating a song which will be used to promote the film at a later stage.

A source rebeals, "Gaga is hugely inspired by India. She loves the fashion sense and the ethnic and traditional look. Her manager is discussing a possibility of her appearing a desi avatar for the music video which might also feature Shah Rukh."

Even though talks are in the initial stage, sources confirm that Gaga has already given the go ahead and plans to come down to India to discuss the project soon.

Watch Waldo Scene Tattooed on Mans Back (Photo & Video)

Tattoo artist Rytch Soddy decided to create the intricate scene free of charge if he could raise a minimum of about $820 for the charity, according to Norwich Evening.
Wally fan will always be able to find his favourite stripy-shirted children’s character – after having him tattooed on his back.
John Mosley’s back, apparently. The tall, lanky children’s book character was tattooed on the back of the 22-year-old as part of a 24-hour tattoo challenge to raise money for London.
Soddy worked on the tattoo for a full day with a two-minute break every hour, The Daily Mail reports. Soddy said it was the longest he’s ever worked on a piece.

Serena Williams toes the line in win at U.S. Open

When Williams walked into the world's biggest tennis stadium at 10:31 p.m. in New York, the applause was subdued and Williams was expressionless.

The last time she had played singles on this court, in a 2009 women's semifinal, the night had ended badly. Williams lost to Kim Clijsters and the final point was after a foot fault call went against Williams. She launched into an obscenity-filled tirade against the lineswoman who'd seen Williams' toes cross the line.

Williams did not play here last year because of a foot injury that contributed to keeping her away from tennis for nearly a year. But if the 29-year-old didn't seem outwardly enthusiastic about her late-night arrival, her tennis spoke one word: dominant.

She beat 19-year-old Serbian Bojana Jovanovski, who is ranked 54th in the world, 6-1, 6-1, in 56 minutes.

"I'm glad that one's over," Williams said. "It took a long time."

That sentence seemed to cover both being the last women's first-round singles match played and the time it has taken for Williams to get back here.

"It feels like I'm in my third round already," Williams said. "But it's OK. At least I got one and made it through."

Williams lost the first point on a forehand error but within 10 minutes she was ahead 3-0. There were moments when Williams squealed with disappointment after rare mistakes and one yelped an audible "Come on," when she blasted a winner to take a 5-1 first-set lead, but there were few smiles.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release New Album I’m With You

I’m With You, the new album from multi-platinum rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers is released today, August 29th, on Warner Bros. Records.

The band, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, are bringing the album to the global stage with a song-by-song live concert performance, via satellite, to select movie theaters around the world. They will perform the entire album in sequence, followed by some of their greatest hits, in a special high-definition cinematic in-theater event on August 30th. Red Hot Chili Peppers LIVE: I’m With You is the first – and only – time the new album will be performed in its entirety by the band. Tickets are currently on sale at participating theater box offices and at where fans can also view the event cinema trailer.

Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I’m With You is Red Hot Chili Peppers’ first new album since the two-set Stadium Arcadium, which debuted at No. 1 in 28 countries around the world, including the U.S. – their first Number One album on the Los Angeles quartet’s home turf. The album spawned three No. 1 Modern Rock hits: “Dani California” (which spent 14 weeks at No. 1 and is one of three songs in the history of Billboard’s Alternative Chart to debut at No. 1), “Tell Me Baby,” and “Snow (Hey Oh).”

I’m With You has the distinction of being the first rock album specially mastered to optimize digital sound quality for iTunes Store customers. The album was produced by Rick Rubin – who produced the band’s previous five albums, Stadium Arcadium (2006), By The Way (2002), Californication (1999), One Hot Minute (1995), and Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) – and mastered for iTunes using high-resolution sourced audio to provide fans with an incredibly rich listening experience.

Earlier this month, I’m With You’s first single – “The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie” – claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Alternative chart, enabling the Los Angeles quartet to surpass their own record for the artist with the most Number One singles in Modern Rock radio chart history with 12. The track is also No. 1 on both the BDS and Mediabase charts for the third consecutive week.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.”

The band heads to South America in September for several shows, including a headlining stint at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil on the 24th. In October, the band set off on a European tour. Visit for all tour dates.

Daryl Hannah Arrested At Keystone XL Pipeline Protest (VIDEO)

Actress Daryl Hannah has joined the over 500 people who have been arrested since August 20 for a sit-in protest outside the White House.

The "Splash" and "Wall Street" star was one of nearly 100 people who were arrested on Tuesday for protesting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, according to a press release from Rainforest Action Network.

The Associated Press reports that Hannah sat by the White House sidewalk and refused to move under orders from U.S. Park Police.

According to Financial Post, Hannah shouted, “No to the Keystone pipeline” as she was being handcuffed.

The planned pipeline will run from the Canadian tar sands in Alberta to refineries on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is currently waiting on approval from the White House.

US Open Tennis (2011) Tickets are Hottest Events in September

That’s right, the hottest ticket this fall isn’t to see the Red Sox or the Yankees or even the NFL season kickoff. It’s tennis in New York that remains the top draw in September. The US Open is the final of the four tennis “Grand Slam” events and draw fans from around the world to Flushing, NY.

Fans can usually find US Open tickets in the upper sections of Arthur Ashe Stadium (the main court) for early sessions in the $25 range. Court-side tickets to later sessions can often range from $2,000 – $7,000+ on the ticket market.

As with any hot event, ticket market prices can and do vary significantly — sometimes by hundreds and in some cases thousands of dollars for tickets in the same row.

We put together an Insider’s Guide to the US Tennis Open to help tennis fans get to the US Open and get the most bang for the buck.

Prattsville, New York Underwater From Irene Flooding (VIDEO)

Some areas may have been spared from severe damage by Tropical Storm Irene, but inland areas of New York and Vermont are seeing their worst flooding in decades.

The CNN video below shows the damage caused by Irene in the small town of Prattsville, New York. The Catskills town of just over 300 homes was almost entirely underwater when newscasters arrived.

A state police helicopter was needed to rescue over 20 people stranded in the town yesterday, according to CNN.

The town was flooded when a local creek rose over 15 feet in under 12 hours. Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden told CNN that the rainwater spilling off the Catskills sent a volume of water that was greater than Niagara Falls through Prattsville.

According to the Associated Press, continued flooding on bridges and roads has cutoff at least three towns in New York and “some Vermont rivers still haven't reached their peak.” Flooding in Vermont is the worst in a century.

In Bartonsville, Vermont, strong floodwaters carried away a 141-year-old covered bridge as onlookers watched in shock.

Watch more Irene video footage here.

WATCH the CNN report:

African Golden Cat: Rare Footage Of Animal Recorded (VIDEO)

One of Africa's "most elusive" animals has been recorded by scientists, and shared in what may be the only publicly released video, according to CNN.

The African golden cat is extremely reclusive in nature, and thus little is known about its behavior, other than that it feeds mainly on rodents, and is nocturnal.

The footage, which was recorded by a motion-activated camera, could be used along with photos to better understand the species.

Laila Bahaa-el-din, a graduate student leading the study, told CNN what it was like to see the footage for the first time:

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the African Golden Cat is "listed as Near Threatened as it seems reasonable to believe that the species could have declined on the order of 20% over the course of the last 15 years across its range, due mainly to the impact of habitat loss, hunting and loss of prey base."

In Feburary, scientists used a similar camera to captured footage of four of the world's rarest rhinoceroses in Indonesia.

One of the world's most endangered species, the Javan rhino population is estimated to consist of no more than 50 animals in the Ujung Kulon National Park.

A few weeks ago, endangered cats at the Florida Big Cats rescue had some much-deserved fun in the sun with some giant chew toys and tires.

For some more good news for cats, three adorable baby Asian fishing cats were born in a zoo in Ohio committed to protected endangered species.

To learn about supporting Panthera, the conservation group who funded most of the study, click here.


Jon Stewart's Camera Three 'Daily Show' Super Cut (VIDEO)

When Jon Stewart asks someone to meet him at camera three, you know he's about to do some straight talk with that individual/company/entity, and more often than not, give them a withering dressing down. Stewart's playfully confrontational asides are a staple of "The Daily Show," and since the production is in the middle of a two-week break, they've been gracing us with various, outtakes, mashups and Internet-only fun, including the "meet me at camera three" super cut below. Recognize any of your favorite moments?


Officer Caught In Surveillance Photo Having Sex On Car (Video)

A photo of what appears to be a police officer having sex with a woman on the hood of a car has caused an uproar in New Mexico.

The Huffington Post could not confirm independently that the man in question is a law enforcement officer, but Albuquerque, N.M. TV station KOB 4 and the Albuquerque Journal both identify the man as a uniformed officer.

The Santa Fe Sheriff's office released pictures to KOB in response to a public records request. The photos were taken from security footage at the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia told the Journal that the photos were taken by a camera set up to catch graffiti taggers or other crimes.

An email and phone call to the New Mexico State Police were not immediately returned to HuffPost.

Other uniformed policeman have been caught having sex on the job. Earlier this month, a Louisiana state public safety officer was suspended for reportedly having sex in his patrol car.

In January, a veteran officer resigned after he allegedly did the deed in his cruiser.

New Mexico State Police have not said whether the man pictured on the hood of the car will face any disciplinary measures, according to the Journal.

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert to Make Beautiful Music Together??

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert took to youtube to give a very special announcement…sorta…kinda…Oh heck, I don’t even know. Take a look and see.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made a surprise announcement just moments ago via Neal McCoy’s youtube account confirming that they are indeed making an album together! I’m so excited about this that typing is a challenge, so I’m just gonna share the video right here! Stay tuned for more details as they unfold!

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Justin Bieber's Snake Is Named 'Johnson' (Photo & Video)

Perhaps you heard that Justin Bieber brought a date to the MTV Video Music Awards last night?

No, it wasn't girlfriend Selena Gomez, although she was there too. The 17-year-old singer who picked up the award for Best Male Video brought along a snake -- named 'Johnson.'

The object of affection for teen girls worldwide, showed up to his pre-show interview with Selena Gomez with his special friend.

Gomez asked Bieber to talk about what he was wearing and to "please talk about this," pointing to the baby boa constrictor he held in his hand. When he thrust it towards her, Gomez -- who was visibly grossed out shouted, "Stop! I know."

Bieber then gave his girlfriend an inventory of what he was wearing and told her his snake's name was "Johnson."

It's pretty amusing watching the couple try to keep it professional, but at the end of the interview Bieber swoops in and leaves his girlfriend with a little kiss.

If nothing else this little stunt with the snake just proves that Bieber really is a 17-year-old boy.

Dangerous, Stupid Train Stunt The Reason Ridiculous Train Warnings Exist (VIDEO)

Ever wonder why transportation companies have those dopey warnings about not riding on top of the train or not urinating on the electrified rail? That's probably because people like this exist. Sure, they don't die or even seem to get injured, but one wrong move heads could have literally rolled.

Long story short, do not try this ever... and we mean ever.


Kim Kardashian's Music Video Leaked (VIDEO)

Once upon a time, before Kim Kardashian got hitched to Kris Humphries and the media wrote all about it, the reality star produced a single and a video to go along with it that was meant to further expand her looming pop culture empire. Unfortunately, March's "Jam (Turn It Up)" didn't quite earn an audience following, and her video was denied its moment in the spotlight. Now Perez Hilton has posted a leaked clip from the never-before-seen music video, and judging from 54-second footage -- which features bubble-gum pink hot pants, sticky lip gloss, and some serious, panic attack-inducing strobe lights -- we understand why.


Tom Cruise Test Drives Racing Formula One Car (Video)

Tom Cruise, star of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which opens on the 21st December, took a break from post-production work to accept an invitation to test drive the Red Bull Racing Formula One car.

MTV VMAs 2011: What Was Lady Gaga Wearing?

What was Lady Gaga wearing? And were Justin Beiber and Demi Lovato holding hands? Check out pictures from the VMAs below, and a full list of winners.

Video of the Year: Katy Perry - "Firework"
Best Male Video: Justin Bieber - "U Smile"
Best Female Video: Lady GaGa - "Born This Way"
Best New Artist: Tyler, the Creator - "Yonkers"
Best Pop Video: Britney Spears - "Till the World Ends"
Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters - "Walk"
Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass"
Best Collaboration: Katy Perry ft. Kanye West - "E.T."
Best Direction in a Video: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Choreography in a Video: Beyonce Knowles - "Run the World (Girls)"
Best Special Effects in a Video: Katy Perry ft. Kanye West - "E.T."
Best Art Direction in a Video: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Editing in a Video: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Cinematography in a Video: Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
Best Video with a Message: Lady GaGa - "Born This Way"
Vanguard Award: Britney Spears

Sam Bradford Makes Girl Cry After Rams Preseason Game (VIDEO)

Step aside Mark Sanchez, it looks there's another young heartthrob NFL quarterback and his name is Sam Bradford.

After Friday's preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, some of the Rams staff members were able to make a female fan very, very happy. The girl gave an employee her sign that read, "Marry Me Bradford" and gave it to the 23-year-old to sign. Bradford gladly autographed the sign and when the girl got it back, she became overwhelmed with tears. Well done, Sam.

Sometimes athletes just have that kind of influence over a fan. Just last month, Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett gave a kid a ball before the game and made him so happy that he started hysterically crying.

Dancing with the Stars 2011 Season 13 Cast Leaked – SPOILERS

The cast of Dancing with the Stars 2011 Season 13 has been leaked! I hope this is true so we don’t have to watch Bachelor Pad tonight. Thank you @DWTSGossip.

Here are your stars:

Nancy Grace
Kristin Cavallari
Rikki Lake
Chynna Phillips
Hope Solo
Elisabetta Canalis

David Arquette
Rob Kardashian
Ryan O’Neal
J.R. Martinez
Chaz Bono
Ron Artest

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lady Gaga Falls on Stage At MTV Music Awards VMA (Video)

Lady Gaga Never Fails To make us Laugh at her .. recently she wore some meat , went bald , different kind of outfits , and now at the vma’s while she’s singing she falls off the stage , i personally hate her so much , because of what she’s become lately .. take a look at the fall and enjoy :)

Beyonce Announces Pregnancy at VMA'S

Beyoncé trumped every performance at the MTV Video Music Awards when she announced that she and husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child.
“OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!” tweeted MTV.

Her rep confirmed the news to PEOPLE, adding, “I’m happy to say it’s true.
All eyes were on the singer on the MTV VMAs red carpet on Sunday night thanks to her brand-new accessory: A baby bump!
On the carpet, Beyoncé looked at the photographers while holding her belly and said she had a surprise. Judging from the photo you can tell what that surprise is.

MTV Music Awards 2011 Winners Videos

2011 MTV Video Music Awards, but there was a whole host of stars that also took home that famous silver moon man. In between performances from Jay-Z & Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Adele and more, and you can find the entire list below (via EW).

Video of the Year: Katy Perry, “Firework”

Best Female Video: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Best New Artist: Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”

Best Male Video: Justin Bieber, “U Smile”

Best Collaboration: Katy Perry featur”E.T.”

Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”ing Kanye West,

MTV VMAs 2011: Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'surprise' performance

It was maybe the worst-kept secret of the 2011 Video Music Awards: Kanye West and Jay-Z took the stage for a "surprise" performance of their song "Otis" early in Sunday's (Aug. 28) show.

Which doesn't mean it was any less fun to watch. Live hip-hop can sometimes be an iffy proposition, but these two guys know how to command a stage as well as anyone, and they did exactly that.

And there actually was one surprise: A fan jumped on stage behind them in the middle of their performance, prompting a quick response from the VMA security team. Neither rapper seemed thrown off by the distraction, though.

Video of the performance is below. We'll post the full, official version when it becomes available.

Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose at 2011 MTV VMAs

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose hit the black carpet of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre (August 28, 2011) in Los Angeles, California, and added yet another lip locking photo to their collection.
This may sound redundant but I swear every time I see a Wiz and Amber photo, I hear his voice in my head… “shout out to Am.. shout out to Am”.
But I digress…
Wiz’s lucky arm piece didn’t come through for his tonight though, after Tyler the creator beat him out of that “New Artist” VMA, but he at least he has Amber to make him feel a lil better tonight.

Amber Rose – 2011 MTV Video Music Awards

Stripper? Model? Reality Star? Professional Girlfriend?

We may not know what she does career wise, but when you’re as pretty as Amber Rose, who really cares?

Photos: Amber Keeps Locking Lips With BF, Wiz Khalifa

Amber arrived at tonight’s MTV Music Video Awards in a super cute white jumpsuit, simple jewelry and solid gold pumps. A perfect summer ensemble! But eww on her plus 1 accesory, rapper Wiz Khalifa.

Sloppy never compliments sassy.

Adele Goes Deep With "Someone Like You" On VMA Stage (Video)

Adele sang one of our fave songs of hers to date, "Someone Like You," tonight on the MTV VMA stage. We've got her performance in case you missed it. Simple is sometimes more...
UK soul sensation Adele hit the black carpet and white catwalk looking nice Sunday night. And we've got the pics and video from her performance in case you missed it:

Beyonce Pregnant, Flaunts Baby Bump On VMA Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj are looking crazy as expected, but the biggest news of the night: Beyonce's pregnant!

Yes, Lady B is with child and looking absolutely glowing. Bey just stepped out on the VMA red carpet in a chic orange sheath and posed cradling her new baby bump...

... and if we had any doubts, MTV confirmed the news: MTV tweeted, "OMG Beyonce just made a huge announcement on the #vma carpet! #baby!!!!!" and posted a Twitpic with the evidence.

Beyonce's pregnancy confirmed by her reps to This will be Beyonce's first child with hubby Jay-Z.

See pic. of the gorgeous mom-to-be below!

Happy Birthday Nagarjuna

Akkineni Nagarjuna is celebrating his Birthday today [29th August] He turns 52, yet he is called the handsome Manmadhudu of Tollywood.
Being a star’s son, Nag made an entry in TFI with the film Vikram, but Nag has earned good recognition with the film Majnu. He later bagged star status and mass image with Shiva, which gave a needed break to Nag as well as director Ram Gopal Varma.
Nagarjuna always experiments with his roles, he is one of the versatile actors who does romantic entertainers like Manmadhudu, Geethanjali, Ninne Pelladatha etc Mass entertainers like Mass, Ragada along with the devotional films like Annamayya, Sri Rama Dasu. Nag also has unique record of introducing new talents to Tollywood.
29th August is a festival time for all Nagarjuna’s fans, who indulge in several social activities, making their star proud. Nagarjuna’s Rajanna is gearing up for the release for Dussera. Next to this, the actor also has Damarukam and Shiridi Sai Baba projects.

Nagarjuna a very Happy Birthday …

Birthday festivities thrill in honor of Michael Jackson

In honor of what would have been Michael Jackson's 53rd birthday, ongoing activities continue through today as part of The Legend's Weekend at 2300 Jackson Street, Michael's boyhood home.

Entertainment, food, arts and crafts, a circus and more have been part of the festivities from last Friday through today.

The highlight of today's events will be a cake-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m in front of the modest house at 2300 Jackson Street marking Jackson's actual birthday. A 4-foot cake, made by Sugarbuds Bakery in Canada, will be featured.

Fireworks, with Jackson music as a backdrop, will also be presented.

The Legend's Weekend has been presented by LGR Partners Inc., the city of Gary and the Jackson Family Foundation.

Keith Jackson, first cousin of Michael, said he's always happy to join in hometown celebrations honoring his famous family member. Jackson and his Triple Dose Band also performed over the weekend in addition to other artists such as the Chi-Lites and Click Clark.

"I'm basically feeling really good about being able to celebrate Michael's birthday," Jackson said. "I'm proud of all the accomplishments that Michael and his brothers made in their career."

Jackson said he and his brother, Ron, always work together to help rejuvenate the property at 2300 Jackson Street, and with this big legend's event weekend, he said they've been working on the landscaping and floral displays at the home.

Celina Jaitley marries with Peter Haag

Celina tweeted, “Beloved tweeple..with great pleasure I would like to announce my wedding with @peterhaag on the 23rd of last month at a thousand year old monastery in Austria. We seek your blessings and good wishes and apologize for the delayed announcement due to a family tragedy. Here is a picture of the most cherished moment of our lives. The above picture features myself and my beloved husband, flanked by my dearest father in law to my left, and my brother in law to Peter’s right.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chris Brown Kills The Stage At MTV VMAs

Chris Brown just had everybody in a trance with his MTV VMAs performance tonight. He hit the stage at the Nokia Theater to do a hot performance to his own songs, Wu-Tang, and Nirvana. Yeah...and it worked.

Peep the vid under the cut if you missed it....
Chris hit the stage to perform to "Yeah 3X/ Protect Ya Neck/ Teen Spirit/ Beautiful People." And he flew through it (literally) with crazy talent. Check it.

Tyler the Creator Wins Best New Artist at 2011 MTV VMAs

Odd Future's frontman Tyler, the Creator didn't pull out the hysterics and wild antics during his acceptance speech, but instead decided to keep it a little less dramatic as he accepted the Moonman for Best New Artist.

The 'Yonkers' creator walked onstage with his rap crew, after his mother showed added enthusiasm by jumping in the air and yelling out congratulations for her son. From Foster the People with 'Pumped Up Kicks,' Wiz Khalifa for 'Black and Yellow,' Big Sean featuring Chris Brown in 'My Last' and Kreayshawn for 'Gucci Gucci,' Tyler snagged one of the most coveted nods of the night.

Though he said he didn't write an acceptance speech, the California native shared his excitement for actually attending the show itself as he couldn't believe he was in attendance. He left the stage with some motivating words, letting kids tuned in know that they could someday stand in his position if they followed their dreams.

Tune in for all VMA 2011 news.

'Punk'd' Returns: Justin Bieber Reportedly Pranks Pal Taylor Swift

MTV's "Punk'd" is back -- but don't go looking for Ashton Kutcher and his trucker hat this time around.

The popular hidden camera show is reportedly returning with a revamped format -- with Kutcher as an executive producer -- and will feature different celebrity pranksters.

According to Access Hollywood, Justin Bieber gets to pull the first prank. But who's the unsuspecting target?

The site reports that Bieber's good friend Taylor Swift is on the receiving end of the yet-to-be revealed practical joke for the first new episode, which was filmed last week.

Showing up unexpectedly happens to be something Bieber is pretty good at -- he's kind of known for crashing his friend's concerts and events.

Just last week, Bieber surprised fans at Swift's LA concert by joining the country singer on stage for a duet of his hit single, "Baby."

Justin Bieber Thanks God For Best Male At VMAs

Eminem showed no fear last year at the MTV Video Music Awards, nabbing Best Male Video for "Not Afraid" over Drake, Usher and B.o.B. But in 2011, fearless, lie-loving Eminem was no match for the feverish smile of Justin Bieber.

The Biebs took home the win for "U Smile," winning out over Em's "Love the Way You Lie," Cee Lo Green's "F--- You," Bruno Mars' "Grenade" and Kanye West's "All of the Lights."

After presenter Kim Kardashian announced his name, Bieber popped up, snagged a smooch with girlfriend Selena Gomez, and headed up onstage, where he delivered a heartfelt message about the role of a higher power in his ascendance to the top of the young pop crop.

"I just want to say thank you so much, not only to God but to Jesus," Bieber said. "Because I wouldn't be here without Him. He's really blessed me. He's put me in this position. So I want to say thank you so much."

The win marked two Moonmen in two years for Bieber, who nabbed Best New Artist for "Baby" at the 2010 VMAs (besting Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj and Jason Derülo) and who is quickly making certain his name and music are deeply engrained in the MTV award show. Last year, of course, Bieber opened the VMAs with a medley outside in Nokia Plaza. This time around, he skipped a performance but still found himself at the center of the action inside the theater.

"Also, I want to say thank you to all the other nominees," Bieber said. "They were amazing. I'm a true fan of all of them, so I want to share this award with all them. You guys are amazing."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Australian 'Free Runner' In Closest Of Close Shaves With Train

An Australian man has narrowly avoided being hit by a train by the smallest of margins while attempting to run across the tracks.

The man was apparently running across the tracks on purpose as some kind of 'free running' stunt.

And in what might be the nearest-ever miss of this kind posted to YouTube, the man can be seen avoiding the oncoming train by inches, if that.

The CCTV footage has been released by Australian authorities to stop anyone else from trying the same thing. We suspect that if they view this video they may well agree to stay at home.

Sleepy Kitten Wakes Up: Cute Animal Thing Of The Day (VIDEO)

Some days we are all this cat.

And we don't mean that in the, "Milk belly, asleep on a teddy bear," sense.

We mean that sometimes we're all a little reluctant to wake up. We just aren't as cute about it, so our moms aren't people standing by with cameras while hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet sit with fingers poised, ready to comment, "D'aww," whenever it happens.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cat Vs. Dog Duel (VIDEO)

In this video, two old foes meet up for one final duel on the lawn.

This dog and cat know each other well -- and they've obviously memorized each other's every move -- but only one will reign victorious and be crowned champion of the yard.

Take Buzzfeed's advice and watch this video while listening to the song from "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly." It really kicks it up a notch.

Why can't these longtime enemies just get along, like these guys?


WATCH 'Party Down' Cast Reunites On Adult Swim Video

"Childrens Hospital" and "Party Down" have always shared similar DNA: both shows star (or starred) Ken Marino and Megan Mulally, and shared several guest stars, such as Lizzy Caplan. But in last night's episode, "Childrens Hospital" finally went all the way and featured a 35-second cameo appearance from Marino, Mulally and Caplan, as well as Martin Starr and Ryan Hansen, all playing their "Party Down" characters catering a bar mitzvah.

Since Starz canceled "Party Down" after two seasons in April 2010, the show has amassed a cult following, and a "Party Down" movie appears to be in the works as well. In a recent interview with The A.V. Club, Martin Starr (who also stars on "Childrens Hospital" spinoff "NTSF:SD:SUV::") said of the creators and stars, "We’re putting more pressure on ourselves than anybody else would. I think they want it. I mean, it’d be amazing if we could, by January or February."

Are you as refreshed as we are to see Ron Donald and crew again as we are?


Kittens Make Lightsabers Cute (VIDEO)

This is the kind of Internet video that can only be classified as viral gold. Kittens? Check. "Star Wars" references? Check. 16 seconds long? Perfect.

There aren't many people who wouldn't get a kick out of these cuddly little guys playing around the living room with Luke Skywalker's weapon of choice. YouTuber The Final Cut King just used the magic of editing to put little lightsabers in their paws, and voila! You've got our attention.

Are these kittens as cute as Thursday's sleepy one? You'll just have to watch both to find out.


Hurricane Irene 2011: More Than 2 Million People Told To Move To Safer Places

As the storm's outermost bands of wind and rain began to lash the Outer Banks of North Carolina, authorities in points farther north begged people to get out of harm's way. The hurricane was still packing 100 mph winds late Friday, and officials in the Northeast, not used to tropical weather, feared it could wreak devastation.

"Don't wait. Don't delay," said President Barack Obama, who decided to cut short his summer vacation by a day and return to Washington. "I cannot stress this highly enough: If you are in the projected path of this hurricane, you have to take precautions now."

Senior hurricane specialist Richard Pasch of the National Hurricane Center said there were signs that the hurricane may have weakened slightly, but strong winds continued to extend 90 miles from its center.

The moment Saturday when the eye of the hurricane crosses land "is not as important as just being in that big swath," Pasch said. "And unfortunately, it's a big target."

Hurricane warnings were issued from North Carolina to New York, and watches were posted farther north, on the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard off Massachusetts. Evacuation orders covered at least 2.3 million people, including 1 million in New Jersey, 315,000 in Maryland, 300,000 in North Carolina, 200,000 in Virginia and 100,000 in Delaware.

"This is probably the largest number of people that have been threatened by a single hurricane in the United States," said Jay Baker, a geography professor at Florida State University.

WATCH Rugby Match Explodes Into Huge Brawl Video

Anyone who plays rugby will tell you that it's a gentleman's game. Players will beat the hell out of each other for roughly 80 minutes and then grab a beer and laugh about it afterward. But there's nothing gentlemanly about this fight between Melbourne and Manly (really, that's their name) in the National Rugby League.

Any sports fight is generally entertaining, but the ferocity of this fight in conjunction with the announcers play-by-play simply makes this brawl top notch.

The video begins with a few punches thrown between the teams during a break in the action. But things quickly escalate after the fight is broken up and Glenn Stewart begins jawing with Adam Blair near midfield. The players quickly begin exchanging punches (to the tremendous delight of one fan, who can be heard cackling at the :35 mark of the video), and then, as the announcer says, "Here come the reinforcements!"

From there, for lack of the better term, a scrum breaks out.

Interestingly, Blair is sent off even though he didn't throw the first punch in his confrontation with Stewart. Or as it's expertly described, "What's [Adam Blair] done? Head butted the fist of an opponent?"

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the fight: Just minutes before it began, members of the Melbourne squad showed great sportsmanship in supporting a Manly player who suffered a neck injury until medical help could arrive.

Manly ended up winning the match 18-4, and we're going to guess that the teams decided to skip out on that friendly beer after the game.

Justin Bieber suprise Taylor Swift on a Concert in Los Angeles

Taylor Swift’s concert at LA’s Staples Center — the one and only Justin Bieber.

The audience reacted with squeals of delight when Swift brought her mega-star friend on stage to perform a duet of his hit song, “Baby,” with her.

And the crowd went wild.

Their song choice doesn’t come as a surprise, however. According to Billboard, Swift covered Bieber’s “Baby” during her shows in Montreal and Toronto in July.

Robert Andino Barehanded Catch: Orioles Player Makes Amazing Grab (VIDEO)

They may not score a whole bunch of runs, but you have to admire the Orioles for scoring some style points during this play.

In the bottom of the 6th inning of Wednesday's game against the Twins, Orioles shortstop Robert Andino gave chase to a foul ball. After getting underneath the pop up, Andino appeared to readjust his body and make an unbelievable barehanded catch.

After a couple of glances, it appears that Andino may have been unnecessarily showboating on the play -- if he had dropped the ball we're sure the announcers would have commented on the fact that he probably could have used his club--but the Orioles are currently sitting 27.5 games back of the New York Yankees in the AL East, maybe they should start trying to put on a show for the fans.

Baltimore held on to win the game, and the play made SportsCenter's top 10 plays.

Full Contact Travel: Muay Thai Training In Thailand (VIDEO)

Muay Thai is always tough, but the martial art is at it's toughest in Thailand, where the sport was invented. Doug "Sticky Rice" Czajka, a Raleigh, North Carolina native had been training in his home town for years when he decided to make some full contact travel plans.

He signed up with MMT Tours in association with My Muay Thai, a new travel company with a focus on exploring Thailand's fight culture.

Despite his nickname, Doug had never traveled outside of the United States, but any apprehension was put aside at the thought of getting into the ring with the world's best Muay Thai fighters like Champion Kem Sitsongpeenong.

The idea of travel fighting isn't new, but providing aspiring Muay Thai fighters with the chance to tour and visit multiple camps in one organized trip is. Sort of a "try before you buy" format that MMT Tours had to convince the camps was a good idea.

Learning about the origins of a mixed martial art goes beyond hitting up multiple camps and has to entail learning about the culture and people. Think of Discovery Channel's show Fight Quest.

Some of the locations seen in the video are the ancient capitol of Siam Ayutthya, Wat Pho the "Temple of the reclining Buddha", Wat Arun the "Temple of the Dawn" and a pad thai food joint called Thip Samai, aka the "Ghost Door" Pad Thai.

NYC Hurricane: Obama Declares Emergency For New York As Hurricane Irene Approaches

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has declared an emergency for New York state in anticipation of Hurricane Irene, which has New York City in its sights as it storms up the Eastern Seaboard.

The declaration means that the Homeland Security Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency can coordinate disaster relief efforts. It also means the state can receive federal aid to supplement state and local emergency and cleanup assistance.

The declaration is specifically intended to alleviate the threat of a catastrophe in the counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau and Suffolk.

The brunt of the storm is expected to hit the New York City area and Long Island on Sunday.

The hurricane threatens up to 65 million people along a path from North Carolina to New England.

Mitt Romney Dismisses Secret Corporate Contributions: 'No Harm, No Foul' (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON -- In a town hall event on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissed a question about the controversy over a mystery $1 million contribution made through a dummy corporation by telling the questioner, "No harm, no foul."

The controversy over the contribution erupted after the pro-Romney Super PAC Restore Our Future, which is run by top former Romney campaign workers, revealed that one of its donors was an unknown company called W Spann LLC. An investigation by NBC discovered that W Spann was formed one month before it made the $1 million contribution and then dissolved a few months later. Calls for an investigation by campaign finance watchdogs pushed former Bain Capital executive Ed Conard to reveal that he was the source of the contribution. Restore Our Future has since amended its filing to show that Conard made the $1 million contribution and not W Spann.

Romney's response to the question appears to show that the candidate knows a little bit about Conard's intentions:

Romney's statements ignore most of the record of the controversy over Conard's contribution through the W Spann corporation and could raise new questions about his knowledge of the contribution from Conard. It is illegal for political action committees, like Restore Our Future, to coordinate with candidate campaign committees. It would also be illegal for Romney to have solicited a contribution of more than $5,000 for Restore Our Future.

Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer previously said in a statement, "These Super PACs are nothing more than shadow arms of a presidential campaign that provide a vehicle for massive circumvention and evasion of the contribution limits applicable to donations made directly to a presidential candidate’s campaign committee."

Hurricane Irene 2011: Storm Barrels Toward East Coast, Governors Declare Emergencies

BUXTON, N.C. -- A monstrous Hurricane Irene tightened its aim on the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday, threatening 65 million people along a shore-hugging path from North Carolina to New England. One of the nation's top experts called it his "nightmare" scenario.

The Category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph – the threshold for a major hurricane – would be the strongest to strike the East Coast in seven years, and people were already getting out of the way.

Tens of thousands fled North Carolina beach towns, farmers pulled up their crops, and the Navy ordered ships to sea so they could endure the punishing wind and waves in open water.

All eyes were on Irene's projected path, which showed it bringing misery to every city along the I-95 corridor, including Washington, New York and Boston. The former chief of the National Hurricane Center called it one of his three worst possible situations.

"One of my greatest nightmares was having a major hurricane go up the whole Northeast Coast," Max Mayfield, the center's retired director, told The Associated Press.

Selena Gomez Raps Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass' Live In Toronto (VIDEO)

Singer and actress Selena Gomez has been touring across the country this summer promoting her new album "When The Sun Goes Down," but she's been getting attention for just about everything but performing her own songs.

The "Wizards of Waverly Place" star has worked a couple of covers into her act and fans seems to be more impressed with those tunes.

Earlier in the summer Gomez showed off some awkward dance moves in a mashup of Britney Spears' songs, and now she's taken her rap skills to the stage.

Gomez must be a huge fan of Nicki Minaj's hit song "Super Bass" because she posted a backstage video of herself rapping along to the CD on YouTube earlier this year.

And now Gomez was convinced into showing off her skills during an interview with Much Music in Toronto on Wednesday. Keeping up with her squeaky clean image, Gomez even changed Minaj's lyrics a little, to get rid of the drug references.

Hilary Duff's Sexy New Role Video

High School will always have a certain cache; it is the place of dashed hopes, awkward stages and first kisses. It is also a comic gold mine.

With a premise that harkens back to "Never Been Kissed," comes a new adults-in-high-school movie, "Stay Cool."

The comedy is about a writer (Mark Polish) who returns to his alma mater as commencement speaker and is urged to "connect" with the class.

He ends up catching the eye of a sexy student (Hilary Duff), a situation which is made worse once his high school crush (Winona Ryder) comes back on the scene.

'Spider-Man' Impostor Terrorizes Poland (VIDEO)

Spider-Man spends his costumed hours patrolling and defending his beloved home city of New York, warding off enemies varying from cackling goblins to scientists-turned-mecha octopi. His benevolence, however, does not seem to extend all the way to Poland.

In this amusing new video, a less-than-super webhead galavants around Warsaw, kind of climbing poles, annoying his fellow citizens with rope and silly string. Which, because we aren't there, is absolutely hilarious, and would be a more than acceptable substitute for the star-crossed Spider-Man broadway musical.


Denmark Claims The Arctic Seabed, Goes After North Pole Video

The North Pole is home to 13% of the world's undiscovered oil reserves, and roughly a third of natural gas deposits lie under the Arctic. These U.S. Geological Survey figures might explain why a group of countries known as the Arctic Five -- Russia, Norway, Canada, the U.S. and Denmark are strategically battling out the future of the natural resource-rich waters.

The most recent to eye the delicate region? Denmark, Greenland, and the Farou Islands. AFP reports the Danish government Monday presented its "Arctic Strategy" from 2011-2020, laying out its intentions to claim the North Pole seabed by 2014 at the latest. Business Insider explains the plan would extend their current ownership to northern Greenland, a self-governing Danish territory.

Under international law, no country actually owns the Arctic Ocean or the North Pole. But, according to the U.N. Convention Of The Sea, countries bordering the Arctic are currently entitled to a 200 nautical mile economic zone from their coastlines, and if a country can prove an extended continental shelf, they'll gain sovereignty of up to 350 miles.

Ontario Storm: Lightning vs. The CN Tower (VIDEO)

If you were hiding under your sheets or taking cover in your basement you might've missed the show above the skies of the Greater Toronto Area. A massive storm brought plenty of rain and lightning.

Environment Canada also issued tornado warnings for large parts of southern Ontario, but thankfully no known twisters touched down and caused damage in populated areas.

If you lived in Toronto you might've been lucky to catch the light show, particularly the gasp-inducing sight of the CN Tower being struck by lightning repeatedly.

At more than 1,800 feet high, the tower is easily the tallest building in Toronto and is struck by lightning around 40 to 50 times a year. Last night's storm probably contributed a great deal to this year's quota.

These two videos captured the sight:

The first captures a panorama of Toronto's skyline from slightly further away. In the time-lapse you can see the tower get hit at least half-a-dozen times.

August 24 - Toronto from Dirk Teunissen on Vimeo.

August 24 - Toronto from Dirk Teunissen on Vimeo.

The second shows a street level view of the storm with some dramatic close-ups of the CN Tower and skyscrapers lit up by lightning.

Lightning TO from Jon Simonassi on Vimeo.

Polar Sea Ice May Expand Before It Disappears Video

Arctic sea ice is melting, but don't say goodbye just yet. A new study reveals that it may temporarily stop melting--or even expand--during the next several decades.

Scientists with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) found that the melting Arctic sea ice may see periods of stability and growth as it disappears.

According to Jennifer Kay, the study's lead author, atmospheric conditions, like wind patterns, will vary enough in the coming decades to slow the rate of melting for up to 10 year periods. The good news comes in the wake of last month's observation that Arctic sea ice levels were the lowest for any July since 1979.

But Kay told the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) that these trends would not be permanent. “when you start looking at longer-term trends, 50 or 60 years, there’s no escaping the loss of ice in the summer," she said.

Kay's team found that “sea ice loss observed in recent decades cannot be explained by natural causes alone, and that the ice will eventually disappear during summer if climate change continues."

Kay's team found that “sea ice loss observed in recent decades cannot be explained by natural causes alone, and that the ice will eventually disappear during summer if climate change continues."

According to CBS News "summertime ice in the Arctic has shrunk by about a third since 1979."

About half of the sea ice loss in recent years can be blamed on human activity, the study found.

This Guy In Brooklyn Got An NYC Earthquake Tattoo Pics

Brooklyn tattoo shop are signing up to have “Survived the Quake” inked on their skin – even though the design was offered as a joke.Getting the black logo will hurt more than Tuesday’s tremor, which did little more in New York than rattle some nerves.
Tattoo shop owner Joe Khay was mocking all the amped-up angst about the quake when he made the design.”My whole shop was swaying back and forth,” said Khay, who owns Citizen Ink Studios in Sheepshead Bay.

Khay wasn’t the only person in the country to turn the quake into commerce. Commemorative T-shirts popped up on the Internet within hours.Of course, the buyers can take those off.Although Berg was the first taker at Citizen Ink, three other people have asked for the quake tat, which was first reported by the blog Sheepshead Bites.”It’s not the weirdest thing I have tattooed on people,” Khay said with a grin. “I just thought it would be a good laugh.”

Justin Bieber Release New Charity Christmas Album

Justin Bieber confirms that he’s currently preparing an album for holiday session while taking a break from his lengthy My World tour. The Canadian pop singing sensation reveals that he works on the record to raise fund for charity.
“So it’s true…been in the studio doing something special for christmas. we are going to try and raise alot of money this year for charity!” Justin Bieber tweeted. A few hours later, he followed it up with a short message, “About to hit the studio!”
The boyfriend of Selena Gomez will continue recording new songs once he finishes making the Christmas album. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter is going to craft his next studio installment back to back with the charity effort.
“We’re doing a Christmas [album] and it’s probably gonna be done by the end of this month and then we’re gonna start the next album,” he said in a recent interview with TMZ. “Then I gotta go on a South American tour.”

‘Sex-Crazed Loser’ Crashes Into Adult Store, Steals $800 Vagina

Ohio police are looking for a man who stole a red Volvo semi truck cab from a local business early Monday morning. The man then crashed the truck into the back door of the Brownhelm Township Adultmart and made off with a sex toy worth $800. In a bizarre robbery, a man stole a semi-truck cab, crashed it into an adult shop and made off with an expensive sex toy. This is not the first time such a crime has been committed at the same store.

Diamond Planet Discovered – Video

Scientists say the planet exists about 4,000 light years away from Earth, and is probably the remnants of a once-large dead star.

As to what the diamond planet looks like, Ben Stappers of the University of Manchester told The Macadonean International News Agency (MINA) it’s probably not what everyone pictures: “I don’t know I could even speculate. I don’t imagine that a picture of a very shiny object is what we’re looking at here.”

Astronomers detected a similar planet in December 2010, only 1,200 light years away.

Girl Giving The Beatdown On A Man Video

Dog of Fallen Navy SEAL – Video

The dog of fallen Navy SEAL Officer Jon Tumilson refused to leave his owner’s casket at the officer’s funeral earlier this week, Animal Planet reported.

Tumilson’s cousin Lisa Pembleton captured the loyal pup, Hawkeye, resting alongside Tumilson’s casket at the Rockford, Iowa ceremony.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Panasonic Lumix GF Pro – A First Look

In other interesting camera news (aside from the ‘first’ Fujifilm X10 look), we come across first images of the supposedly upcoming Panasonic Lumix GF Pro. Expanding their Micro 4/3 range, in which Panasonic is already very strong, they will be announcing late 2011 the new GF Pro, which speaks to an advanced and professional user. If the camera looks anything like the above image, which shows the LC1, we are all in for a treat.

‘Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark’ Red Band Trailer

A new red band trailer for producer Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming bedtime lullaby Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark has hit the net – and in the interest of full disclosure we must say that anyone suffering from Odontophobia may need to avert their eyes in the opening moments.

Based on a 1973 telefilm by the same title, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark follows a similar trajectory to del Toro’s masterwork of a dark fairytale, Pan’s Labyrinth, in that it tells the story of a young girl who must confront monstrous forces that defeat even the most hardened of adults.

World Trade Center Memorial Guide Of Names Debuts As iPhone App

NEW YORK (AP) -- The arrangement of nearly 3,000 names at the World Trade Center memorial is now available as a free iPhone app, memorial officials said Wednesday.

The guide to the names, which includes biographical information about the victims and pinpoints the location of each name at the memorial, was placed online in May. It will be available on electronic kiosks when the memorial opens next month, on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, briefed reporters about progress at the site during a New York Press Club tour that also featured a talk by trade center developer Larry Silverstein.

WATCH: Gaddafi's Secret Bunkers Revealed Video

Libyan rebels who have seized Muammar Gaddafi's sprawling Bab al-Aziziya compound have already made several questionable discoveries -- among them a photo album dedicated to former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Now the group has begun descending into a labyrinth of secret tunnels that lie beneath the compound, revealing even more about the Libyan leader's eccentricities.

The bunkers, said to stretch for miles beyond the compound's confines under the Libyan capital, were discovered after fierce fighting with pro-Gaddafi forces. As Bloomberg is reporting, the air-conditioned passages were fortified in an effort to protect Gaddafi in the aftermath of the 1986 U.S. bombing raid on Tripoli.

NPR quotes an Al Jazeera correspondent as saying that rebels found gas masks and food inside the tunnels, while other reports showed rooms filled with telephones, notebooks and computer servers. A Olympic size swimming pool is also reputedly part of the network.

Take a look inside the secret bunkers via this CBS video below:

A Ride In This Epic 'Space Balloon' Costs Over $150,000

Zero2Infinity, a Spanish startup, has entered the space race...with a balloon.

Or a "bloon," to be more specific. And, unlike Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip2, the race is to "near space," not outer space, something Jose Mariano Lopez-Urdiales, the company's CEO, argues is even better.

"It's not about the prestige, it's the view from up high that people want to see," Lopez-Urdiales told The Daily Mail. "There will be many people who will want to go on the trip."

Near space is generally defined as the area between 65,000 and 325,000 feet (20 and 100 kilometers) above sea level, and lies between airspace and outer space.

Hurricane Irene Batters Smaller Islands Of Bahamas Video

A large and powerful Hurricane Irene roared across the Bahamas archipelago on Wednesday, pummeling the country's smaller, less-populated islands while posing less of a threat to the capital, a major tourist destination with 200,000 residents. (Scroll down for photos)

There were no immediate reports of major injuries or deaths but property damage appeared likely to be extensive on Acklins and Crooked islands, in the southern part of the chain, said Capt. Stephen Russell, director of the country's National Emergency Management Agency.

A settlement known as Lovely Bay was destroyed while at least 40 homes were badly damaged on the island of Mayaguana, the agency said. Authorities were still gathering damage reports and there were few details on the destruction.

Mexican Casino Attack: At Least 40 Dead In Monterrey

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Two dozen gunmen burst into a casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with gasoline and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing 40 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said.

The fire at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, a city that has seen a surge in drug cartel-related violence, represented one of the deadliest attacks on an entertainment center in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug cartels in late 2006.

"This is a night of sadness for Mexico," federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said in a televised address. "These unspeakable acts of terror will not go unpunished."

Calderon tweeted that the attack was "an abhorrent act of terror and barbarism" that requires "all of us to persevere in the fight against these unscrupulous criminal bands."

Nuevo Leon state Attorney General Leon Adrian de la Garza said authorities had located about 40 bodies "but we could find more." He said a drug cartel was apparently responsible for the attack. Cartels often extort casinos and other businesses, threatening to attack them or burn them to the ground if they refuse to pay.

State police officials quoted survivors as saying armed men burst into the casino, apparently to rob it, and began dousing the premises with fuel from tanks they brought with them. The officials were not authorized to be quoted by name for security reasons. De la Garza said the liquid appeared to be gasoline.

With shouts and profanities, the attackers told the customers and employees to get out. But many terrified customers and employees fled further inside the building, where they died trapped amid the flames and thick smoke that soon billowed out of the building.

Video footage showed workers continuing to remove bodies well into the night.

Monterrey Mayor Fernando Larrazabal said many of the bodies were found inside the casino's bathrooms, where employees and customers had locked themselves to escape the gunmen.

Baby Throws Foul Ball On Field During Giants Game (Video)

It's a bad sign when baseball fans don't even want foul balls. And after losing 14 of their 21 games played in August, the San Francisco Giants should probably be keeping on eye on any such signs of fan unrest.

In this case, though, a fan threw back a foul ball back onto the field not out of fiery indignity but out of a lack of fine motor skills.

During a game between San Diego and San Francisco yesterday, a pint-sized Giants surprised his family and those sitting around him when he tossed a foul ball back onto the field. In the top of the 8th inning, the toddler was handed a ball by his mother, at which point he promptly threw it back on the field.

No doubt, fans of all ages who have never been able to get their hands on a foul ball will cringe at the sight of this video. Let this serve as a teachable moment to parents. If a kid doesn't have the ability to speak yet, odds are he or she doesn't understand the rarity of receiving a foul ball at a baseball game -- so hold onto that thing until he's out of diapers.

Rihanna ‘made sex tape with rapper J-Cole

According to Radar Online, a rep for the adult company said the magazine has seen the tape but is not confirming if it will release it or not.“Hustler are in possession of the Rihanna and J-Cole tape,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Radar Online as reporting the rep as saying.“We have seen it and we do not know what we are going to do with it yet,” the rep added.
Hustler’s claim about the pair, a source close to Rihanna has denied that the tape exists.“Rihanna is surprised because there is no sex tape,”said the source.

Justin Bieber Is The Ultimate Party Crasher Video

Justin Bieber sure knows how to make an entrance, even when the venue isn’t exactly his to make said entrance in.The Biebs must have learned a thing or two from Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn’s 2005 flick, “Wedding Crashers” because in the past few months he has certainly been doing his fair share of crashing.
From concerts to weddings to press conferences, Bieber is the master of taking the stage like he owns it — as he should, he’s had a lot of practice.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Watch Man Dies after Falling from Plane at Selfridge Air Show (Video)

A wing walker, whose stunt went wrong during an air show at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base, has died. His death was confirmed by a spokesperson for Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center.

Todd Green fell 200 feet from a moving plane as he tried to climb onto a passing helicopter. Officials said he was flying on a Steerman aircraft operated by John Mohr. When he fell, many people thought it was part of the act.

“All of a sudden something just trickled out of the helicopter,” said Amanda Cull. “We thought he had a parachute because early guys were falling out in parachutes.”

Channel 7 viewer, Matt Torres shot video of green making two runs at the helicopter before the third try.

“They all gasped, and they said, I hope he’s all right because when he fell, his body bounced a few times on the ground,” said Matt Torres. “He had his hand almost there to grab the strap and then it looked like he didn’t get it.”

Minutes before the accident, correspondence on the announcer’s radio can be heard that there was some worry about wind issues.
It was about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, on the final attempt, that the wing walker fell. No parachute and no safety net.

“I jumped the fence. We ran out and ran to his aide,” said Darren VanBuren.

The Memphis firefighter and EMT raced to start emergency care on Green. He had been in the stands watching the show with his family. He was followed out by a surgeon from Ohio and two other doctors from the crowd.

“Everybody worked in perfect conjunction together,” said VanBuren.

Despite their efforts, Green died from his injuries at the hospital. The wing walker had just performed the same stunt Saturday at the air show.

A video from his website shows how the stunt should look, and shows Green successfully grab the skid of the helicopter while standing on the wing of the bi-plane. It’s a move the experienced stuntman performed numerous times before.

Arnold Sese was near the front of the crowd watching the stunt. He tells Action News that Green was making his third attempt at transferring from the wing of the bi-plane to the helicopter.

“He was reaching for the spar underneath the helicopter and just fell.” Sese tells us. “It looked like a dummy falling to the ground. But when the emergency crews started rushing to the runway everyone knew it wasn’t part of the stunt.”

Woman Shoplifter Bites And Punches Shop Assistants (VIDEO)

A female shoplifter has been captured on CCTV biting, punching and pulling the hair of three male shop assistants as she attempted to make her getaway.