Saturday, June 20, 2009

Klitschko - Chagaev news, pictures and video

Tonight in the German football Club Schalke 04 'home stadium of the Games "Veltins Arena" 60,000 supporters from the presence of Ukrainian Vladimir Klitschko saw how he  defeat in ninth round Uzbekistan's puncher Ruslan Chagaev, defending IBO, IBF and WBO titles in heavy weight, and continuing dominance of brothers Klichko in heavyweights.

The rate of fighting was Klitschko owned IBO (International Boxing Organization), IBF (World Boxing Association) and the WBO (World Boxing Organization) championship belts, while the WBA (World Boxing Association), which is the champion of Retired Chagaev, this fight was not sanctioned by the fight for the WBA title. Similarly punchers competed in boxing for the edition of "The Ring Magazine" heavyweight title.

The fight was started cautiously, with minimal Chagaev's dominance, but the first round, none of the boxer, it also did not really dangerous attacks. Klitschko fought as usual from the defense, Chagaev was slightly active attack, but a part a minute before the second round to the end falls on the counter and saw the K'O.

Fighting continue increasingly appeared a height taller Ukrainian prevails. Klitschko well-retained distance, not allowing the presence of Uzbek. All attempts Chagaev's strikes against Klitschko protection. Fighting among the existing Champion feeder any more powerful attacks, while the Uzbek boxer already seemed stale.

After the trainer Michael Tim tips, Chagaev became active, but it was not a real continuation. Everything comes up against Kltsichko defense, which this evening, as usual in advance, it was level. The ninth round was clearly Kltsichko mark. It has already come up in Ukrainian Uzbek fist spelled as sacks, and it seemed - unless don't bell Gong, Chagaev would be along the ground. After a concluding round of the intervention of a judge, in deciding to stay and fight for the winner to notify Klitschko.

Ukrainian boxer has won 53 of 56 fights (53-3, 47KO), while Chagaev was their first loss in their careers (25-1-1, 17KO) - so far his bill had 25 victories and one undecided.

Consequently, the Vladimir defend IBO, IBF and WBO champion belts, and got into his possession "The Ring Magazine title. If the WBA would have sanctioned this fight, then Klitschko are also at WBA belt, which is now owned by a Russian Nicholai Valuev. However, the prestigious of the four belts (IBF, WBO, WBC, WBA), the three brothers owned Klitschko.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

David Carradine Funeral + Photo

David Carradine was laid to rest Saturday in Los Angeles following a funeral service attended by his 'Kill Bill' acting colleagues Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen, along with Tom Selleck, Edward James Olmos, Jane Seymour and hundreds of mourners who turned out to Forest Lawn cemetery, according to a source who attended.

More than 400 people, arrived at a cemetery on Saturday afternoon to honor the life of the "Kung Fu" and "Kill Bill" star.

Services and the burial were private. Among those seen entering the memorial service were the actor's brother, Keith Carradine, longtime friend Michael Madsen and "Kill Bill" co-star Lucy Liu.

The hearse carrying Carradine's casket was said to have been escorted to the ceremony by a group of motorcycle riders. According to the source, "The service had both sad and humorous moments. The tone was in keeping with how David lived his life. It was very down-to-earth."

David Carradine's brother told, "There weren't a lot of tears, but there was a lot of laughter." Among the speakers at the service were Carradine's co-star from 'The Long Riders,' Stacy Keach, as well as Michael Madsen, according to the magazine. Two children of the late "Kung Fu" star performed a musical number on the harp and piano.

David Carradine rose to fame in the 1970's TV series "Kung Fu" and has appeared in more than 100 films.

The investigation into Carradine's mysterious death in a Bangkok hotel room continues. He died earlier this month at the age of 72.

source: and

Sunday, June 7, 2009

David Carradine hanging photo

A Hollywood Actor David Carradine recently death in June 3, 2009. He was body found on June 4, 2009 in his room at the Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel on Wireless Road, in central Bangkok, Thailand.

Attorney Mark Geragos represents David’s brother Keith Carradine and he told exclusively: “The family is outraged about the release of these photos.”

The shocking published photo shows David with his hands tied in front of him, hanging from the support bar in a closet. Tattoos on the lower half of his nude body can be seen.

David Carradine was found hanging in his luxury hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand in what was at first called a suicide. However, Thai police have since said that accidental suffocation may be the cause of death after they discovered a rope around Carradine's genitals:
The circumstances under which he died have led to speculation that the 72-year-old actor may have been engaged in a dangerous form of sex play known as auto-erotic asphyxiation.

The practice involves temporarily cutting off the supply of oxygen to the brain to heighten the effects of a sexual climax.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Invasion of Normandy +Video

The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France, during Operation Overlord in World War II. This invasion covers from the initial landings on June 6, 1944, until the time of the Allied breakout in late-July.

The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, an early morning amphibious landing and during the evening the remaining elements of the parachute divisions landed. The "D-Day" forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth.

Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on June 6 came from Canada, the Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated, as well as contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Most of the above countries also provided air and naval support, as did the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and the Royal Norwegian Navy.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Gwyneth Paltrow hit back Goop! VIDEO

Gwyneth Paltrow hit back at critics of her lifestyle newsletter and website

Paltrow told People:
"I think the people who are criticizing it or criticizing the idea of it, don't really get it, because if they did, they would like it..."

Paltrow said she believes some of the barbs simply from the fact that she's doing something new and different. "I think that people like people to stay in their 'box' - they like people to stay how they are comfortable seeing them."

Paltrow says she decided to launch the Web site, which carries the tagline, "Nourish The Inner Aspect," "because I felt like I had a lot of really useful information that I was privileged enough to get, because I have this amazing, super, fortunate life."

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Barack Obama's speech in Cairo + VIDEO

Calling across a chasm that has opened wide in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks, President Obama will speak Thursday in Cairo about his approach to U.S. relations with the Muslim world.

It's a major address that Obama has been promising since the 2008 election campaign, when he vowed to help ease America's often-strained dealings with the globe's 1.5 billion followers of Islam.

Obama sees the speech as "a chance to hit the reset button" on U.S.-Arab relations, opening "an honest, real dialogue," according to NPR's Don Gonyea, who is in Cairo for the speech.

"You know, there are misapprehensions about the West, on the part of the Muslim world. And obviously, there are some big misapprehensions about the Muslim world when it comes to those of us in the West," Obama told the BBC before his two-day trip to the Middle East began.

Inflaming tensions are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the detention of terror suspects at Guantanamo and unflinching U.S. support of Israel.

Obama brings perceived advantages to the conversation. He's the son of a Kenyan Muslim and lived part of his childhood in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.

But the day before the speech, pan-Arab Al-Jazeera Television broadcast a new audio tape from Osama bin Laden, who warned that Obama had stoked hatred toward the U.S. by ordering Pakistan to crack down on militants in Swat Valley and block Islamic law there.

And Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approached the speech with skepticism.

"The nations of this part of the world ... deeply hate America," the Reuters news service quoted him as saying in a televised speech. "Even if they give sweet and beautiful (speeches) to the Muslim nation ... that will not create change. Action is needed."

Ahead of Obama's speech — set to be delivered shortly after 1 p.m. local time at Cairo University — the American leader met privately with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The talks were said to focus on Iran's nuclear goals and the potential for a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

"America is committed to working in partnership with countries of the region so that all people can meet their aspirations," Obama said.

Obama has been criticized for setting the address in Egypt, where Mubarak has jailed dissidents and clung to power for nearly three decades.

White House aides say Obama chose Egypt because it is an important strategic partner — and promise that Obama will not shrink from addressing U.S. concerns about human rights in the region.

For his part, Mubarak said: "We opened all topics with no reservations."

Obama visited Saudi Arabia Wednesday, seeking the advice of King Abdullah, monarch of the nation that contains Islam's two holiest sites, Mecca and Medina.

"I thought it was very important to come to the place where Islam began and to seek his majesty's counsel and to discuss with him many of the issues that we confront here in the Middle East," Obama said.

During a visit to the monarch's desert horse farm, where he spent the night, Obama called Abdullah wise and gracious, adding: "I am confident that working together that the United States and Saudi Arabia can make progress on a whole host of issues of mutual interest."

Abdullah expressed "best wishes to the friendly American people who are represented by a distinguished man who deserves to be in this position."

The president also spoke with Abdullah about Arab-Israeli peace efforts and the nuclear Iran's nuclear ambitions. Surging oil prices were also on the agenda.

And Obama was looking for help from Saudi Arabia on what to do with some 100 Yemeni detainees locked up in the Guantanamo Bay prison. The Obama administration has been negotiating with Saudi Arabia and Yemen for months to send them to Saudi facilities.

The Cairo speech follows other outreach efforts to the Muslim world, including visits to Turkey and Iraq in April, a student town hall in Istanbul and a video greeting from Obama marking the Persian New Year.

Just days before making this Middle East trip, Obama told NPR that he will continue to push for a Palestinian state and for a freeze on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

The president also suggested that the United States' special relationship with Israel requires some tough love. "Part of being a good friend is being honest," Obama said. "And I think there have been times where we are not as honest as we should be about the fact that the current direction, the current trajectory, in the region is profoundly negative, not only for Israeli interests but also U.S. interests. And that's part of a new dialogue that I'd like to see encouraged in the region."

But aides say the president does not expect quick results, even though the speech will be distributed as widely as possible and will be posted on the White House Web site with links to fully translated transcripts in 13 languages.

From Associated Press and NPR reports.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Air france crash update VIDEO

Everyone is looking for answers as to how, exactly, AirFrance Flight 447 with 238 people aboard could have gone down this week after it took off from Brazil, but unfortunately, it may be quite awhile before we get any.

After plane debris was found yesterday about 400 miles northeast of some Brazilian islands, Brazilian and French military planes are continuing the search.But officials said there appeared to be no problems with the plane before takeoff Sunday. But Paul-Louis Arslanian, a French crash investigator leading that country’s investigation, said today that the flight data and voice recorders of the Airbus 330, which could contain vital clues as to what exactly happened in the sky, may be lost forever, since the plane presumably crashed in the middle of the ocean.

"If you think how long it took to find the Titanic and that the debris would be smaller, you are looking for a needle in a haystack," said Derek Clarke, who designs and builds military and commercial diving equipment.

“Today, we don’t know what happened. It’s all pure speculation," said Arslanian. "Let’s let the real experts get to work. We will give the information as soon as we have it and we have confidence in it."


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Conan O'Brien's 'Tonight Show' Plans

When "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" premieres on June 1, the show will have a whole new look as well as a new host, but it will still have a sense of humor.

At least it will if O'Brien has anything to do with it -- which he does. "Television is changing rapidly, and I want to make sure [the new 'Tonight Show'] isn't too buttoned up," O'Brien told reporters at the NBC Television Critics Association junket at the Universal Hilton. "I want to make sure it is funny and a worthy 'Tonight Show.'"

That said, O'Brien is very much aware of the all the buzz about the changing of the guard, especially since NBC announced its plans for Jay Leno to have a one-hour nightly series at 10 p.m.

"I think there has been speculation and uneasiness every time there has been a change in 'The Tonight Show' host," he explains. "If you look back at the history of the show -- changing from Jack Paar to Johnny Carson to Jay Leno -- people inherently don't love change. Jay has been hosting the show for 16 or 17 years now. This is a big change.

O'Brien will sign off as host of "Late Night" on Feb. 20, and beginning March 2, "Saturday Night Live" alum Jimmy Fallon will replace him.

So what does O'Brien foresee for that Feb. 20 show?

"For my last show, I don't want to do a big salute to me. I am departing for a brief period of time and then reappearing in this fantastic dream job, so I want to walk the line carefully," he says. "I want to make sure I don't let down [hardcore fans], but I want it to look like me."

As for going head-to-head with David Letterman, O'Brien says, "I don't think I can touch David Letterman's legacy in this business. I will always be in awe of that man. If I cure cancer on my first show, I still won't [touch his legacy]. I feel the people who watch Dave and love Dave, I am not going to change their minds. I just want to do the show that I do. "

Who bought hummer

No body knows who bought Hummer. General Motors sold Hummer to mystery buyer just one day after GM filed for bankruptcy.

GM says it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to sell Hummer. The deal will preserve HUMMER as global off-road brand and will secure 3000 jobs in the United States. However, General Motors' release has no word as to who bought Hummer.

General Motors had said in April (according to CNN) that it was considering three serious offers for Hummer. Reuters report doesn't know who bought Hummer either, but has some more information about bidders who were interested in Hummer in April. According to it, non of the bidders are automakers. One bidder is from USA and the other two are wealthy individuals from overseas.

The car maker says Hummer sale is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. Last year Hummer sales were down 51 percent in USA. It's an expensive car. The price of an average Hummer can range from $31K to $72,000 dollars if you chose to add options.

GM plans to sell other non-performing brands as well. Pontiac, Saturn and Saab brands are next. This will help the General Motors to cut loose more than 2,000 of its 6,000 U.S. dealerships by next year.

The question as to who bought Hummer still remains and it is known known why the mystery buyer or GM would keep it secret? However, whoever the new buyer of Hummer turns out to be, it should be considering sponsorship to re-introduce the brand. Get those proposals ready.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Left 4 Dead 2 game review

10 things we'd like to see in Left 4 Dead 2

Left 4 Dead has proven to be a very popular game and one that has generally been well received across the board by reviewers and gamers alike. The game offers a very strong online component, where it's arguable that this is its biggest strength. For those looking for a more solitary experience away from Xbox Live, will find that playing offline with bots, or via split-screen with a friend offers a compelling yet limited experience. Valve have done a great job with the game, but for many it seems, the lack of features suggests a title that has plenty of room for improvement.

For a lot of gamers, the simplicity of Left 4 Dead is all part of the game's charm, but in this day and age of games getting shorter, and a focus on multiplayer gaming to increase the longevity, in terms of being a totally inclusive title (in a similar manner to Valve's Orange Box) Left 4 Dead has room for much more and it's surprising that Valve didn't flesh out the game further.

We've made a list of ideas that we'd like to see added to the series. Some of you may not agree with the additions we'd like, but we feel the additions would make for a far more rounded package.

1. More characters. Given the game's tilt towards multiplayer gaming, having a mere fours characters seems like offering small change, especially when compared to other multiplayer titles. If you've played the underrated Resident Evil: Outbreak on PS2, then you would be familiar with the many characters on offer. Whilst Zoey, Louis, Bill and Francis and very distinguishable characters in their own right; covering social reject, the aged, females and token black guy; a few more would have certainly offered a little variety to proceedings. Character costumes in line with more characters, would have also been a neat inclusion as well. Being able to choose a starting costume, sure it's cosmetic, but would have helped to spice up variety. We hope Left 4 Dead 2 offers a lot more in this department.

2. More levels. The quirkiness of being able to drop in and drop out of a quick game works well, yet for the more hardcore amongst us, the four levels on offer, whilst very good is quite paltry for a full game. Sure you can replay them and have a slightly different experience each time, but at the end of the day, the levels remain the same. There's plenty of other places the Infected could inhabit for our survivors to escape from. The game nods at dead rising, so why not have a level set in a shopping mall? We'd like to see far more levels in a sequel that ships with the game, rather than added as premium downloadable content - which we suspect we'll see for Left 4 Dead.

3. Survival Mode. Whilst the whole premise of the game revolves round survival, what would be an excellent addition is a additional mode where the survivors have to fight off wave after wave of zombies in a confined area (similar to Gears of War 2 Horde mode). The aim being to kill as many zombies etc as possible with the limited supplies available. This would work very well online, and if leader boards were included, could mean teams vying for supremacy of the top slots. You would still keep the whole team element together in this mode.

4. Character upgrades. It might seem the norm these days, but given the brevity of the game, a system where you could upgrade your character's stats would have worked as a separate mode. naturally you'd keep the standard mode where everyone is equal, but an additional mode that features bonuses for those who continually keep playing could have added more depth to the game. Imagine being able to carry more health packs, pipe bombs etc, better running accuracy, slightly more health, you get the drift.

5. A time limit. Yes, it has been done in RE: Outbreak, but really could have added more pressure to the game, if you would slowly become infected over time. Take too long and you become the enemy, and of course a threat to the other survivors. The team spirit would have been increased if there were also limited pills you could take to slow down the infection. Imagine being so close to rescue just as you're nearing "turning". It would have added a very dramatic ending to the levels as you balance getting rescued with suddenly turning and preventing your team mates from getting away.

6. More guns. - The game is rather lacking in this area, and although they have pretty much all bases covered, a few more weapons would have been handy, Imagine a flame-thrower for example or an RPG for the more intense moments. You could have had negative effects to balance out their power, for example the flame-thrower might startle a witch regardless of any flashlights being switched on, or an RPG might slow your running speed down and only have 1 or 2 rockets, leaving you to use a side arm for the most part. We hope Valve get a little more imaginative with the weapons selection in Left 4 Dead 2. It's nice to be able to have some choice.

7. Score mode. It would have been nice to be able to compete yet still work together as a team. Gaining points for killing enemies, reviving others and healing teammates. As a separate mode, this would work well, because the nature of the game forces team-work, but with an added element of competitiveness would really test the resolve of many players. Call of Duty 4 has an excellent score mode attached, and with added co-op element would certainly spice things up. This is also something extra that single players could mess around with vs the AI.

8. A story. You might think the game does fine without, but a lack of background info on the characters, the outbreak itself and some closure, really hurts the game for those who want to know a little more. It wouldn't have been hard for Valve to include some character bios in game, and a small back story for the zombie infestation. Sure, no nonsense works, but seems a bit empty for some players. We're sure many of you would have liked to see what happened to the survivors after they escaped. Let's hope Valve address this in any future game, and offer a bit more cohesion in this department.

9. Solo mode. Although you can recreate this to a degree by killing your team mates, it doesn't lend itself to solo play, due to moments where you have rely on a team mate to rescue you. An additional solo mode, that features beefed up zombies, boomers and tanks to balance out the hunters and smokers would have added a more creepy and solitary experience, especially for those players not connected to Xbox Live. That said the smoker and hunter attacks could be changed where lone players have to hammer the buttons to escape. We think this is big area for improvement, especially for those weaned on survival horror games, which rely on the suspense of being alone.

10. Time Attack mode This seems like an obvious mode considering the time is logged at the end of the game during the credits. This could have been more fleshed out and made in accordance with leader-boards. The Director throws random stuff at players, but this could be tweaked to ensure that each time it's played a certain level of enemies are going to be placed in the map to ensure fairness. Which team can survive and get rescued in the quickest time would be a neat distraction to the main game.

So there you have it. We're sure there are lots of other ideas which could be added to the basic game, and Valve are no doubt conceptualizing new ideas as we speak. As it stands, Left 4 Dead is an excellent game that just leaves the door open for much more zombie killing madness that accommodates single and multiplayer gaming.


Susan Boyle hospitalized after losing 'Britain's Got Talent'

Susan Boyle hospitalized after losing 'Britain's Got Talent'

On Saturday, Susan Boyle lost "Britain's Got Talent" and on Sunday she lost her way. She was admitted into a clinic suffering from exhaustion. All of the attention finally proved to be too much for this 48-year-old spinster from a small Scottish village. She came to fame a mere seven weeks ago when her first audition for "Britain's Got Talent" became a You Tube sensation.

"Britain's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan told the BBC that Susan Boyle was feeling "physically and mentally drained" prior to her admission to the Priory clinic. That private facility is well known for helping celebrities deal with mental health issues. In the week leading up to Saturday's final, Susan Boyle's behavior came under fire by the notorious British press.

On Saturday night, Susan Boyle was gracious in defeat. Dance group Diversity bested her in the public vote, receiving 24.9% to her 20.2% of the nearly 4 million votes cast. The third-place finisher, saxophonist Julian Smith, earned 16.4% with the other seven finalists, splitting the remaining 40%. Unlike "American Idol," it costs money to vote in "Britain's Got Talent" — 50 pence (about 80 cents) for each call.

When the shock result was announced, Susan Boyle beamed with delight and told show hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, "The best people won. They are very entertaining lads," before turning to Diversity to say, "Lads, I wish you all the best."

And on the follow-up "Britain's Got More Talent," she reiterated, "I think the best people won — I really do." When that show's host, Stephen Mulhern, asked Boyle about her own plans, she said, "I hope to get an album out. I'll just play it by ear." And when asked to sum up the experience, she said, "What a journey. Unbelievable, and very humbling. Thank you for everything."

Air France Flight 447

Air France officials say there is no hope for the passengers and crew of missing plane Air France Flight 447, which disappeared off radar three hours into a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. There were 216 passengers and 12 crew on board. Air France fears the missing plane has crashed.

The Brazilian air force is in the midst of a large search and rescue operation for Air France Flight 447, an Airbus 330-200, but Air France officials say there is little hope of finding anyone alive. The company said that the plane had sent a message reporting an electrical 'short circuit' after experiencing turbulence.

Information about missing plane Air France flight 447, as provided by Air France officials.
Officials said they had "no hope" for Air France Flight 447 which dropped off the radar three hours and less than 200 miles into a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

As the Brazilian air force mounted a search and rescue operation for the Airbus 330-200 in the waters around the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, families of passengers gathered at a crisis centre in Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport awaiting news.


Eminem and Bruno stunt video

Breaking News Video Eminem Leaves MTV Movie Awards When Sacha Baron Cohen in a barely-visibly thong as his flamboyant character Bruno

Eminem Storms Out of MTV Movie Awards

Eminem returned to the spotlight Sunday, spitting the lyrics of his name-dropping single “We Made You” and “Crack A Bottle” from his hit album Relapse at the MTV Movie Awards. But not long after his performance, Eminem stormed away from his seat at the auditorium when Sacha Baron Cohen, in a barely-visibly thong as his flamboyant character Brüno, descended like an angle and landed face down in the rapper’s lap.

The body guards pounced and Eminem’s entourage made its exit in what was the most outrageous moment on a night of irreverence that included host Andy Samberg spoofing box office hits like Slumdog Millionaire (which was nominated six times but came up empty handed) and Star Trek, an absent Amy Poehler accepting the Golden Popcorn trophy for the best “WTF moment” and Forest Whitaker singing an operatic rendition of Samberg’s Emmy Award winning song “D– in a Box.”

But the night belonged to the film sensation Twilight, which picked up five awards, including the top prize for best movie.

After Shia LaBeouf handed out the best fight award to its stars Robert Pattinson and Cam Gigandet for their tussle in the vampire movie, Pattinson also picked up the award for the best breakthrough performance by a male. Later, he and costar Kristen Stewart teased the crowd by nearly reenacting the kiss between their characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan while accepting the award for best buss.

Stewart also won the prize for best female performance. “I was just about as awkward as you thought I was going to be,” the flustered star said at the podium.

Other winners included High School Musical 3: Senior Year’s Ashley Tisdale, who won in the female breakthrough performance category while her costar Zac Efron won for best male performance. Jim Carey won for best comedic performance for his role in Yes Man and Heath Ledger was posthumously honored for his legendary performance in The Dark Knight.

The best song from a movie went to Miley Cyrus for “The Climb,” which was featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie.

Efron, Kiefer Sutherland and Triumph the Insult Dog presented former MTV Movie Awards host Ben Stiller with the MTV Generation Award, honoring the actor for a career of “selling out box offices without selling out.”