A very rare signed copy of the Beatles hit single Please Please Me is expected to make thousands of pounds at Beatles Memorabilia auction.
The seven-inch copy of Please Please Me is described as “very, very rare” and has an estimate of £7,000 to £8,000.
Beatles Memorabilia, the annual auction which takes place in the band’s home city of Liverpool, also includes a number of times belonging John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr as well as their manager Brian Epstein.
A very rare signed copy of the Beatles hit single Please Please Me is expected to make thousands of pounds at Beatles Memorabilia auction
Other highlights of this year auction are 3 rarely seen photographs of Beatles taken at Newcastle City Hall and the Sunderland Empire as Beatlemania was sweeping the world in November 1963.
The pictures were taken by Keith Perry, a freelance photographer, and the negatives were forgotten for 48 years.
Each photo is being sold with full, worldwide copyright and they are expected to attract a frenzy of bid.
A cap belonging to John Lennon is also expected to attract huge interest and carries an estimate of up to £4,000.
Among the more unusual items up for sale is a compulsory purchase order issued for the famous Cavern Club before it was filled in with concrete in the early 1970s.
The order, dated November 17 1970, carries an estimate of up to £5,500.
Other Beatles Memorabilia collected from the Mathew Street venue include a piece of the stage, which could fetch £1,600 to £1,800.
A programme of the Cavern Club reopening, carried out by then prime minister Harold Wilson in July 1966, has a guide price of £80 to £120.
The auction is also inviting bids for a telegram addressed to “Mr. G Starkex” sent by comedy star Peter Sellers to Ringo Starr and first wife Maureen on August 21 1968.
The message is to let them know that the weather is holding up for Sellers’ visit to see them.
“The annual sale, part of the Beatles Convention in Liverpool, is attracting huge levels of interest,” the organizers said.
Stephen Bailey, manager of the Liverpool Beatles Shop which is staging the sale, said:
“The memorabilia has just kept coming in and there’s a lot of excitement building.
“We have several signed singles this year and they always attract a lot of interest from fans and collectors.
“But it’s always the more unusual items which capture the imagination of the buyers.”
There are a total of 322 lots being sold in the auction, which will take place today in the Paul McCartney Auditorium at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Australian department store Myer hosted Big is Beautiful fashion launch during Sydney’s Fashion Festival 2011 on Tuesday, hiring plus-size girls to model outfits by various labels.[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Sydney Fashion Festival, known as Mercedes-Benz Sydney Fashion Festival (MBFF Sydney), is Sydney’s premier fashion and lifestyle event and is a schedule of fashion events showcasing the contemporary Spring Summer Collections of Australia’s leading designer brands and retailers as these collections land in store.
Sydney’s Fashion Festival 2011 official schedule includes the collection shows and Festival Hub activities, which all take place at the Sydney Town Hall from August 23 to August 27.
Myer’s “Big is Beautiful” show during Sydney’s Fashion Festival 2011 was presented on Tuesday and used plus-size girls to model outfits by various labels, as the Australian department store claimed in a statement:
“Myer is proud to support Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, Sydney and invites you to join us for our Big Is Beautiful Fashion Launch. The show will feature the very latest trends in plus size fashion for sizes 16 to 24. It’s fashion designed for real women with a fuller figure. For Spring Summer 2011 Myer is excited to be re-launching Big Is Beautiful and introducing Leona + by Leona Edmiston and both brands will feature in the show. This is an event not to be missed!”
Australian department store Myer hosted Big is Beautiful fashion launch during Sydney's Fashion Festival 2011
Robyn Lawley – the first ever plus-size model to feature in Vogue Australia – opened the Meyr’s show at Sydney Fashion Festival 2011 in a stunning black assymetric dress.
But while some girls looked healthy modelling sizes 16 to 24, others appeared somewhat overweight.
Some of the media reports claimed that Myer made a big mistake by adopting the slogan “Big is Beautiful” which is encouraging women to remain unhealthy. This could be classed as almost as harmful as promoting the controversial ‘size zero.’
The Myer’s fashion launch at Sydney Fashion Festival has sparked an online debate as The Australian journalist Damian Woolbough branded the choice of models “irresponsible.”
Robyn Lawley (first in left) the first ever plus-size model to feature in Vogue Australia opened the Myer’s show at Sydney Fashion Festival in a stunning black assymetric dress
[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]The journalist wrote:
“There is a place for women of all sizes in the fashion media, as seen by the positive response to a plus-size shoot with Lawley in this month’s Vogue Australia, but obese models send just as irresponsible a message about the need for healthy eating and exercise as models with protruding clavicles and ribcages.”
However, the journalist’s post received a series of comments from readers defending Myer’s move.
Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, warned the dangers of seeing skinny models on the runway far outweigh the message that plus-sized girls send, saying:
“Is it ok to be overweight? No.
But if you are big and big boned, people come in all shapes and sizes, it would be monstrously wrong to say the models are just overweight.
If they are running a show which has big girls modelling for big girls, then that would be totally appropriate.
Sending skinny girls down the runway does more damage than you might expect this show to be doing.
If the show Big is Beautiful is for ladies that are size 18 because that is their natural size then I see no problem.”
On the other hand, it seems not everyone bought the idea that big is beautiful.[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]
Only 64 tickets have been sold for Myer’s show, out of the 500 available.
Edwina McCann, Harper’s Bazaar editor told the Sydney Morning Herald:
“I don’t think the consumer is as obsessed with plus-size as the media is.
I think the consumer is quite happy to accept the fact that a model, like an Olympic swimmer, is usually an exceptional beauty and doesn’t look like the rest of us.”
Gavin DeGraw resumed the tour with rockers Maroon 5 and Train on [googlead tip=”vertical_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]Wednesday, August 24, fifteen days after he was attacked by three men an hit by a car.
On Sunday night (August 7) the singer went out for a drink, then left his friends around four o’clock in the morning. Police said several people assaulted him on the street. They cut his face and broke his nose, then run away. Gavin DeGraw rose up and as he was walking, a cab struck him.
He was admitted at Bellevue Hospital, New York, with concussion, broken nose, black eyes and cuts. Next day the rocker was released from the hospital and wrote on Twitter that he could not clearly remember the incident.
Gavin DeGraw resumed the tour 15 days after he was beaten and hit by car
Several days later the artist said to VH1: “Instead of checking in from the tour, I’m writing as I recover at home.[…] I can’t wait to get back out on tour and look forward to seeing you on the road sometime soon.”
[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]On August 23 Gavin DeGraw told People that he was healing fine. He had a swollen face and some fractures in cheekbone, eyes and nose, but two weeks later everything would return to normal, just a mark from stitches on the nose would remain. Almost everything because Gavin said he had a different sensation breathing through his nose and the concussion had caused him memory troubles and dizziness.
“I had a night off, and I met up with some friends at the bar I own with my brother. We had a few drinks. I put my friends in a cab and I walked home because I live pretty close. I remember maybe three guys said something to me and I didn’t appreciate it, and I guess I let them know I didn’t appreciate it. They weren’t exactly on the debate team, so I ended up with a tube down my throat,” Gavin DeGraw said.
He said he had not been drunk, he just had had a few drinks with his friends at the bar he owns[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”] with his brother Joey, “The National Underground”, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Police will analyze the footage of the crossroad (6th Street and First Avenue) where Gavin was beaten and hit by a taxi, but probably it will take a while until the attackers will be found.
Gavin next concerts will take place in Syracuse, Holmdel and Orlando.
In May Gavin DeGraw launched “Not Over You” single and another album, “Sweeter”, is scheduled to be released on September this year.
The US In Touch magazine yesterday release claimed Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage is in crisis because of the Jada’s relation with Marc Anthony.
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InTouch magazine made a series of claims in a six-page-long article,even alleging Will Smith caught Jada and Marc Anthony in one of their homes in Los Angeles.
The cover of InTouch magazine, which was released yesterday with a 6 pages article claiming that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have separated
Tuesday Will Smith and Jada’s spokespeople made two separate statements denying claims the couple have separated after InTouch released a statement, pre-empting yesterday’s explosive edition.
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Marc Anthony’s spokesperson also “unequivocally” denied reports the American singer-songwriter was involved in an off-screen affair with his Hawthorne co-star Jada, after the rumour mill went into overdrive. Marc Anthony divorced from Jennifer Lopez last month.
Yesterday all parties involved faced fresh anguish as In Touch was published, with a dramatic cover headline:
“Two marriages destroyed: Jada steals J.Lo’s husband!”
On Tuesday it was reported that Will and Jada have now got their legal team involved as the plot possible legal action to take against In Touch magazine.
Wednesday’s article claimed Will Smith was left in floods of tears after catching Marc and Jade together in their Hidden Hills mansion in Los Angeles. [googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]
It alleged Will made a surprise visit to the house in early August “under the cover of darkness” and found his wife with Marc.
The report didn’t tell about what he may have witnessed, saying a couple insider told In Touch:
“Will didn’t indicated exactly what he saw.”
InTouch also claimed Jada moved out of the house the next day – while Will fired several staff accusing them of covering things up.
In Touch alleged things have been a long time coming.
Another source revealed there was a visible sexual tension between Jada and Marc on the set of TNT medical drama, Hawthorne.
When Marc Anthony began playing the on-screen lover of his co-star, workers on set noticed the chemistry between them, In Touch reported.
According to a source:
“On set, everyone noticed the insane chemistry them.”
There were also playful exchanges on Twitter between Jada and Marc, saying how much fun they were having working together.
But it was when Marc Anthony split from J.Lo last month that alarms bells started ringing for Will Smith, according to In Touch.
Will Smith, who has been in New York over recent months filming Men In Black III “couldn’t ignore the timing” with the insider relating: “It was just too coincidental.”
Meanwhile a source close to Will and Jada told gossip website TMZ.com that they have decided to go away with their children on a family holiday before deciding what to do, but the prospect of a split in the near future is “definitely a possibility”.
Carrie Fisher unveiled her new 8 size figure after losing 50 lb at 54 this morning at the NBC’s Today Show.
Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars actress, 54, has shown off her slimline new look after losing of 50 lbs during an appearance on the Today Show.
Carrie Fisher, former Princess Lea of Star Wars, appeared in a black pantsuit and a cleavage-baring pink top. [googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
The Star Wars actress said she lost 50 pounds in 9 months since becoming the face of diet company, Jenny Craig.
Carrie Fisher lost 50 lb in nine months.
Carrie Fisher said she topped the scale at 180 lbs
When Carrie Fisher announced last January the deal with Jenny Craig and weight loss goals, she explained:
“I’m pretty fearless, but my scale is frightening. So I would go to the doctor and I would stand not facing it. That’s an adult! I have a child. So that’s something I’d like to not do anymore, be frightened of the scale.”
During her Today Show appearance, she told Ann Curry:
“I couldn’t leave the house to go bra shopping. I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes.” [googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]
[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Carrie Fisher had joked about trying on her iconic gold metal bikini she wore as Princess Lea in Return of the Jedi in 1977.
“I want to get back in it and walk around the house like an idiot.”
“You know, answer the doorbell, [and say], <<What, this old thing? I’m just wearing my home style metal bikini>>.”
“I’ll come out with a line of metal bikinis for women over 40.”
But she said women above the age of 50 should not ever go sleeveless.
“I’m still probably not gonna wear a lot of sleeveless things. I lost 50 pounds. The Jenny Craig food is good….It tastes like you’re cheating!”
While Carrie didn’t say anything about her rejuvenated features, she was certainly forthcoming about her decision to lose weight.
Carrie Fisher, who is now a size 8, told the Today Show:
“I couldn’t look in the mirror. I saw pictures of myself where I didn’t look like myself.
I thought I was getting old. It turns out [I] was mostly getting fat.”
Now, Carrie Fisher, 54, is feeling more confident than ever, and is even ready to find love again.
“I’m putting myself on the market,” she told America’s People during an interview in the latest magazine’s issue.
“I’m ready to date again; this is my announcement.”
Carrie Fisher relations include Blues Brothers co-star Dan Aykroyd, singer-songwriter Paul Simon and casting agent Bryan Lourd, with whom she has a 19-year-old daughter, Billie.
At one moment in time, Carrie topped the scales at 180 lbs, she has said in the past.
To achieve her actual body, she reduced her intake to 1,500 calories per day.
Her favourite snacks include Skinny Cow Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream and Kozy Shack rice pudding.
Carrie Fisher also embarked on a fitness regime, doing 40-45 minutes of cardio 5 times a week.
“I’m not in love with the treadmill,” Carrie Fisher said.
“We’re in a truce situation. But I really like elliptical because I can read.”
Amy Winehouse toxicology tests results showed absence of ”illegal substances” in her body at the time of her death, according to a today family statement.
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Amy Winehouse was found dead at her residence in north London on 23rd of July 2011.
Amy Winehouse family’s today statement said:
”Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death
Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death.
The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.”
An initial post-mortem examination of Amy Winehouse’s body proved inconclusive and subsequently an inquest was opened and adjourned with no cause of death given for the 27-year-old singer.
Amy Winehouse toxicology results showed "no illegal substances" in her body.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”] Amy Winehouse’s drink and drugs addiction was very well known and made the news of her death to be immediately followed by speculations it could be related to one or the other.
Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father told mourners at her funeral on July 26 his daughter had been the happiest she had been in a long time in the weeks before her death.
Her father added she had “conquered” her drug addiction and was “trying hard to deal with her drinking” and his daughter had recently “completed three weeks of abstinence.”
Amy Winehouse had told her father: “Dad I’ve had enough of drinking, I can’t stand the look on your and the family’s faces anymore.”
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During Amy’s funeral service at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London, Mitch Winehouse said:
“She was the happiest she has been for years. We all remember that great night at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, her voice was good, her wit and timing were perfect. She told me that she had <<thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed herself>>.
But knowing she wasn’t depressed, knowing she passed away, knowing she passed away happy, it makes us all feel better.”
Mitch Winehouse has also revealed family’s plans to set up an “Amy Winehouse” foundation to help people struggling with addiction.
Country singer Chely Wright has married her girlfriend Lauren Blitzer on Saturday at Lauren’s aunt home in Connecticut.
She has announced her engagement with Lauren, 30, LGBT rights advocate, in April 2011. Back then they also have schedueled the wedding day on August 20.
Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer in their wedding gowns.
Chely has posted wedding photos of herself and Blitzer in white gowns on Twitter.
“What a beautiful day for a wedding!
On our way to the wedding of @chelywright & @lulublitzer. Triumph of spirit over fear, love over hate. @wishmeawaydoc celebrates open hearts, ” said Chely on Twitter.
In May 2010 the forty years old singer, Chely Wright, has declared that she was a lesbian.
Chely Wright at the CESCal Conference
“I feel like I’m floating. It’s like my friends who are in the know, which are not many, and my family members who know, which isn’t all of them, are lifting me up to get through this,” she said.
Some time later, Chely said coming out “didn’t help my career.” Her albums’ sales were down and beside that an article in Tennessean remarked Chely Wright‘s genre has begun to change to Americana.
” Country music would rather an artist be a drunk, they even encourage and endorse that one. You get good money from Jim Beam to put that emblem on the side of your bus. I was on the Crown Royal tour, and I have to say it was one of my favorite tours. They would rather you were a drug addict than be gay. They will forgive you if you beat your wife, lose your kids to state, get six divorces, make a sex tape, get labeled as a tramp — any and all of it is better than being gay.” Said Chely Wright in an Los Angeles Times’ interview (with Geoff Boucher).
A documentary film about Wright’s admitting she is a lesbian, Wish Me Away, was released in June 2011. The film’s title is one of the tracks on her 2010 album, Lifted Off the Ground. The movie, filmed over three years, premiered at the 35th annual Frameline Film Festival in San Francisco. Wish Me Away (WMA) won two awards: Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Frameline 35 Festival in San Francisco.
In 2010 Chely was named one of Out magazine’s annual “100 People of the Year” and Metro Source New York Magazine named Chely Wright as one of the “20 people We Love”.
Lenny Kravitz lived in a trailer for the last two years on the Eleuthera Island, [googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”] in Bahamas, where he was inspired to create his new album “Black and White America.”
Since he was a child, Lenny Kravitz used to change the house place. Therefore, the musician sold his New York house and lives in recreational vehicles, being ready to move wherever and whenever he wants.
Lenny Kravitz, 47, told Female First about his experience living in trailer on the Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, in the last two years. Eleuthera is Lenny’s mother birthplace and he found there the inspiration to create his new tropical album, “Black and White America.”
“I live in a trailer on the beach, low key with a dog, a hammock and a jeep I bought when my first album came out. I wake up at night hearing music, I hear it walking down the road in the trees, so it’s conducive to creativity.”
[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]Lenny Kravitz, who recently sold his New York house, finds Eleuthera as being the place where he feels “the most at home” and admits living in a trailer is more comfortable than in a house.
Lenny Kravitz was inspired for his new tropical album Black and White America while he stayed in a trailer on Bahamas beach
“It is the place I feel the most at home. I’ve been there on and off since I was five and lived there the last two years.”
Currently, Lenny’s trailer is parked on the beach in Bahamas.
Lenny Kravitz has a permanent home in Paris, but he chooses to live in the trailer.
Lenny Kravitz- whose father is Jewish – said he grew up feeling good with being mixed race, but was shocked by people’s attitudes when he first launched his music career.
“I had a very healthy childhood experience of being bi-racial. But when I first came out in the music industry I was always told I wasn’t black enough or white enough and I didn’t fit a box or category. I found that interesting. “
“But I’m not just one thing, and not many of us are.”
Liam Gallagher, former Oasis front-man is suing brother Noel for what he claims are “lies” over the band split in 2009.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”] Liam Gallagher, who has re-launched his music career as front-man of Beady Eye, has filed a High Court action against Noel Gallagher’s claim that he pulled out of a 2009 headline performance at V festival due to a “hangover”.
He also has been enraged by Noel’s comments made last month at a press conference – when he was promoting his new solo album – about the band’s split in 2009, which was partly due to an argument over whether Liam could advertise his Pretty Green clothing range in the concert programme.
Liam Gallagher sues brother Noel for "telling lies" over Oasis breakup.
[googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]Liam Gallagher demands public apology from his guitarist brother after claimed that he cancelled V festival Oasis performance due to hangover.
He took the extraordinary action because he said he wanted Oasis fans and festival-goers “to know the truth”.
In a today statement, Liam Gallagher confirmed his legal action against his brother Noel Gallagher and said he was looking for an apology to put the record straight about the festival cancellation.
“I have taken legal action against Noel Gallagher for statements he made claiming Oasis pulled out of the 2009 V festival Chelmsford gig because I had a hangover. That is a lie and I want Oasis fans and others who were at V to know the truth.”
“I was gutted when I couldn’t play the gig because I didn’t want to let the fans down.”
Liam Gallagher insisted Noel was aware he had laryngitis, which was diagnosed by a doctor.
“But the truth is I had laryngitis, which Noel was made fully aware of that morning, diagnosed by a doctor.
Noel also falsely stated the demise of Oasis followed a massive row in which he claimed I demanded to advertise my clothing range Pretty Green in the Oasis tour programme.
The truth is there was no such discussion or row between us.
I am used to being called all sorts of things by Noel and I have in the past said things about him. But what Noel has alleged this time went way beyond rock-and-roll banter and questioned my professionalism.
I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology.”
Noel Gallagher has yet to respond to the suit, although he has expressed regret over Oasis’ split in a recent interview with Absolute Radio.
“We could maybe have [just] all gone off and done other things for a few years,” he said.
“It was a hasty decision … If I had my time again I’d have thought about it a bit more and gone back, done the gig, done the next, there was only two gigs left on the tour.”
“If we had simply agreed to a hiatus, Oasis could have returned to the project in a renewed, relaxed – and even nostalgic – way.”
“In my own head the 2015, 20-year anniversary of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory is looming,” he said.
“We could have maybe come back, made a new album and played that album in its entirety and gone and been the greatest thing ever, but there you go.”
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”stangaa”] Noel Gallagher broke up with Oasis following a row moments before a festival in Paris in August 2009.
Noel – who also wrote most of the group’s hits – said the Gallaghers’ rocky relationship worsened after Liam demanded free plugs for his clothes brand in the tour programme, which Noel opposed.
He also said Liam pulled out of an appearance at the V Festival in Chelmsford in 2009. At the time it had been explained as a bout of laryngitis, but Noel said the reason for the no-show was his brother’s “hangover”.
The two brothers have had a long-running public spat ever since they found fame in the mid-1990s.
Cancellation of a major festival appearance due to a hangover rather than a medical condition could potentially lead to contractual issues with the organizers.
The possibility of Oasis reunion now looks exceedingly remote.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”stanga”] The Notting Hill Carnival 2011 will go ahead, but will be closed early each night because of the heightened fears of trouble after last week’s London riots.
The carnival’s organizers said Thursday the event would end in daylight in an effort to minimize the risk of disturbances.
Notting Hill Carnival 2011 organizing committee said in a statement it would continue “to assess the severity of the impact the riots may potentially have on Notting Hill carnival 2011 and to discuss measures that will be put in place to avoid any untoward incidents”.
Police will be out in force at the two-day event over the August bank holiday weekend. It is a showcase for African-Caribbean culture and can attract crowds of one million people.
Notting Hill Carnival 2011 organizers have decided the parade of floats will finish by 6:30pm, and the static sound systems by 7:00 pm, earlier than usual.
The aim is to finish so that crowds of people have dispersed by the time it gets dark, which is believed by police to be the time when trouble is most likely to occur.
The other reason for the earlier finish is that parents may keep youngsters taking part in the carnival away, fearing an increased chance of trouble.
Notting Hill Carnival 2011 will go ahead despite London riots
Previously, Scotland Yard had planned to have 5,000 officers on duty during Notting Hill Carnival 2011 but, in the wake of last week’s riots, the number will be more than double.
Because of the widespread nature of the rioting, which saw disorder in 22 out of London’s 32 boroughs, there will also be an increased police presence across the capital.
“Notting Hill Carnival is one of London’s most important cultural events and to cancel it would have a negative impact on London’s economy and reputation as a centre for successful major events,” said a spokesman for the organizing committee.
“After the recent disturbances in London, concerns about the safety of the event were expressed by residents of Notting Hill, the business community and those involved in producing Carnival bands.”
“The Carnival will therefore start at 9am and conclude by 7pm on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August. Additional police officers and stewards will also be on duty to provide extra cover.”
The Met supports the decision to go ahead with the carnival believing that it will be a symbol of the return to normality.
London Metropolitan Police’s acting commissioner, Tim Godwin, testifying before the home affairs committee, said:
“I want it to go ahead.”
The number of letters to Kensington and Chelsea council calling for the carnival in west London to be scrapped seems to be roughly the same number as every year.[googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
The Notting Hill Carnival 2011 bands will take to the roads from around 9am on Sunday 28th August 2011 and the same time on Monday 29th of August 2011. Sunday is Children’s day and Monday is Adults day.
The event, which began in 1964 and is now one of the world’s biggest street festivals, has been marred by violence in the past.
In 1976, rioting broke out in Notting Hill at the end of carnival in which 100 police officers and 60 members of the public were injured. In 2000, there were two murders during the carnival.
Notting Hill Carnival is London’s most vibrant celebration of diversity, colour and sound.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]Held each August Bank Holiday since 1964, Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Every year the streets of West London come alive, with the sounds and smells of Europe’s biggest street festival.
At the roots of the Notting Hill Carnival are the Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century – a particularly strong tradition in Trinidad – which were all about celebrating the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. The very first carnival was an attempt to showcase the steel band musicians who played in the Earls Court of London every Weekend. When the bands paraded through the streets of Notting Hill, they drew black residents out on to the streets, reminding them of the Caribbean homes they had left behind.
Notting Hill Carnival has become an internationally acclaimed event which remains true to its Caribbean roots. Over the last four decades, it’s matured into a melting pot of diverse cultural and musical genres that come together in modern West London streets.
Today it’s Europe’s largest street festival with hundreds of thousands of regular visitors enjoying live Masquerade bands, Soundsystems, street food, dancing and much more too.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”stanga”]Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel are expecting their first child just over a year from the June 2010 fairytale wedding at Stockholm Central Cathedral.
“Their Royal Highnesses,The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown Princess is expecting their first child.”
“The birth is expected to take place in March of 2012. No changes in the schedule of the Crown Princess’ public engagements are planned during the fall of 2011.”
Anyone witnessing their joy on their engagement and the day of their nuptials could have guessed that it wouldn’t be long before the couple started trying for a child.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Princess Victoria of Sweden is expecting the first child
Princess Victoria, who is the heiress to the Swedish throne, told her people:
“With Daniel by my side I feel secure.”
“You have probably noticed that in recent years I have seemed stronger and happier.”
“And now the time has come for us to begin building something together and starting a family.”
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling got to know each other in 2001.
They announced their engagement at the Royal Palace in Stockholm on Tuesday 24 February, 2009.
Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling became husband and wife in a lavish wedding ceremony at the Stockholm Central Cathedral in 2010, June 19, eight years after the start of their romance.
It was a union that, although once seen as unlikely because of Daniel’s lack of aristocratic heritage, further cemented gym owner’s position by Victoria’s side and also within the royal family, who have come to embrace and support the future queen’s consort.
The Swedish Royal Family consists of King Carl XVI Gustaf, born 1946, Queen Silvia, born 1943, Crown Princess Victoria, born 1977, and her husband Prince Daniel – Duke of Västergötland – born 1973, Prince Carl Philip, born 1979, and Princess Madeleine, born 1982.
In addition to the members of the Royal Family, the Swedish Royal Court also includes Princess Lilian, born 1915, and Princess Birgitta, born 1937, married to Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern.
AC/DC rock band signed with liquor company Warburn Estate to lend their names and the titles of some of their biggest hits to a line of fine wines
AC/DC, the World’s Top Live Rock Band, has teamed up with one of Australia’s major wineries, Warburn Estate, and Australia’s leading retailer, Woolworths, to release their own range of wines in Australia – AC/DC: The Wine.
The rock band signed with liquor company Warburn Estate to lend their names and the titles of some of their biggest hits to a line of fine wines.[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]
“We wanted to make sure that AC/DC’s hometown fan base could have easy access to their rock icons’ wines. For us it was a no-brainer to make it available nationally, no one misses out,” said Steve Donohue, General Manager of Bbuying for the Woolworths Liquor Group, which will sell the drinks.
Warburn Estate, one of Australia’s top wineries, said the new AC/DC wine collection will be available in 4 different selections:
AC/DC Back In Black Shiraz (2010 750mL Dry Red)
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long Moscato” (2011 750mL Sweet White)
AC/DC Highway To Hell Cabernet Sauvignon” (2008 750mML Dry Red)
The wines will hit stores later this month and will be available at Liquor Woolworths, Dan Murphy and BWS liquor stores throughout Australia.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mediu” aliniat=”dreapta”] AC/DC singer Bon Scott died on February 19, 1980 in London, England after he choked on his own vomit while sleeping in a friend’s car following a night of drinking.
A number of rock bands have launched their own wine labels or wine collections over the last few years, including members of KISS, MOTÖRHEAD, WHITESNAKE, QUEENSRŸCHE, WARRANT and SATYRICON.
As previously reported, USAopoly has just released the AC/DC Collector’s Edition Monopoly board game.
The AC/DC Collector’s Edition Monopoly is the first and only game that combines the risk taking, deal making Monopoly game play with one of the most legendary and enduring rock and roll bands of all time, allowing fans to vie for control of AC/DC’s most iconic albums and international locations.
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AC/DC follows METALLICA, KISS, THE BEATLES, ELVIS PRESLEY and THE GRATEFUL DEAD, among other artists, who have their own Monopoly games.
Adriana Ferreyr, the woman who is suing billionaire George Soros for 50 million dollars spoke for the first time of the moment he “snapped” and allegedly throttled her while they were in bed.[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]
[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]Brazilian soap opera star Adriana Ferreyr talked also about her terror during a row over property with the 81 year-old financier, according to The Daily Mail.
Adriana Ferreyr talked about her terror during a row over property with the 81 year old financier
She claimed he became violent when she asked why he had given the 1.9 million dollars New York, Manhattan apartment he is said to have promised her to another woman, telling her: “I don’t care.”
Adriana Ferreyr, 28, talked up about their 5 years relationship and claimed that George Soros was tight-fisted and bought her nothing for the first 3 years. It was only in the fourth year that she even got a birthday present, she claims.
“During the first three years, he gave me nothing, not even a birthday present. He changed and became cruel. I don’t know why he would do this to me.”
“George is so powerful, he thinks he can get rid of anyone he wants. But I am not going away. I am going to fight.”
Adriana Ferreyr has filed a lawsuit against George Soros for “severe emotional distress and damages” including the incident in which he allegedly slapped her in the face and attempted to throttle her.
Adriana Ferreyr has filed a lawsuit against George Soros for "severe emotional distress and damages."
Adriana Ferreyr is a Brazilian actress, entrepreneur, real estate developer and philanthropist. She became a Brazilian soap opera hit after appearing as a lead character on the soap opera Marisol in 2002.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]
George Soros, the Open Society Institute founder is a Hungarian-American financier, businessman and notable philanthropist focused on supporting liberal ideals and causes. He became known as “the Man Who Broke the Bank of England” after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crises. Soros correctly speculated that the British government would have to devalue the pound sterling.
George Soros is worth $14.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
[googlead tip=”vertical_mic”]Jessica Alba, television and film actress, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, August 13 and this message appeared on her Facebook page on Sunday.
Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Cash and I are so excited to announce the birth of our daughter, Haven Garner Warren. She was born on Saturday, weighed 7 lbs [3.175 kg], and was 19 inches [48 cm] long. Healthy and happy! Big Sister Honor couldn’t be more excited about the new addition to our family.
Thank you for all of your support during my pregnancy. It means the world to me.”
Jessica Alba gave birth to her second daughter
Jessica spent the week prior the birth promoting “Spy Kids”. She said she has craved watermelon and her daughter has wanted the baby to be a boy, called Sophie. “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” will be in the theaters on Friday.[googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]
Jessica Alba is known for “Dark Angel” television series. She also played in “Honey”, “Sin City”, “Fantastic Four”, “Into the Blue”, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” , “Good Luck Chuck”.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]
Jessica’s first daughter, Honor Marie, was born in 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In the same year Jessica Alba married Cash Warren, Michael Warren’s son. She had met Cash while she has been making “Fantastic Four” in 2004.
Several months ago Jessica declared she had used self-hypnosis when she had her first daughter.
“I was freaked my first time going into labour, like, What if I panic? What if I just freak out and am not prepared for it? This just prepares you” she said.
Also she has admitted that her second pregnancy has seemed harder than her first.
“It’s a little harder on the body. My daughter still wants to be picked up and ever since my belly popped she’s really on me.”
About a month ago Jessica Alba confessed she had troubles regaining her figure and she was wondering how Gisele Bundchen has losed the baby weight. Gisele was able to wear a bikini in just several weeks after giving birth.
“I can’t ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor… My body’s just different. The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently. It’s a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterward. Unless you’re Gisele,” said Jessica.
On the other hand, Jessica has found that through pregnancy she had learned another way to view her own sexuality.
“It wasn’t something I embraced until I had my daughter. I saw how incredible and amazing it is to be a woman and to be able to create a life. There’s a reason why certain areas of the body are desirable because it all leads to reproduction,” Jessica Alba said.
“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” will be in the theaters on Friday.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]George Soros’ Brazilian ex-girlfriend has sued him for fifty million dollars. Adriana Ferreyr is accusing him of reneging on promises to buy her a Manhattan apartment.
George Soros’ex-girlfriend, Adriana Ferreyr has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the billionaire investor, accusing him of failing to follow through on promises to buy her a New York City apartment.
George Soros is sued by Brazilian ex-girlfriend.
Adriana Ferreyr, who is a 28-year-old Brazilian former soap opera star, filed the suit against the 81-year-old Soros, who is the founder and chairman of the Open Society Institute, in a Manhattan court, according to Associated Press reports.
Adriana Ferreyr accuses George Soros of reneging on promises to buy her a New York, Manhattan home, and instead giving a $1.9 million apartment on the Upper East Side to a new girlfriend.
William Zabel, George Soros’ lawyer told the New York Post that the lawsuit is “frivolous and entirely without merit,” and an attempt to extract money from his client.
“This is obviously nothing more than an attempted shakedown targeting a wealthy man,” Michael Vachon, a spokesman for Soros, told the BBC.
“Ferreyr has targeted Mr. Soros with a baseless lawsuit.”
The lawsuit accuses Soros of inflicting emotional distress, battery and fraud, the BBC reports.[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Adriana Ferreyr claims in the lawsuit that Soros slapped her and tried to choke her while the couple were in bed discussing about the apartment.
Adriana Ferreyr accuses George Soros of reneging on promises to buy her a New York, Manhattan home, and instead giving a $1.9 million apartment on the Upper East Side to a new girlfriend.
Adriana Ferreyr is studying economics and philosophy at Columbia University. She and George Soros met in 2006 in the Hamptons, and she claims that twice during their five-year relationship he said he would buy her a New York apartment.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”stanga”]
George Soros is worth $14.5 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
ABC confirmed rumors that Desperate Housewives will be ending after season 8.
Paul Lee, ABC president and Marc Cherry, Desperate Housewives series creator made the announcement Sunday at Television Critic Association press tour session.
The 8th season is set to begin September 25, 2011 and most probably will end May 2012.
Desperate Housewives ends after season 8
Desperate Housewives show brought in huge ratings from the beginning, with an average of more than 20 million viewers at first two seasons. Ratings have slowly declined since its 7th season, which only brought in 1/2 the viewers at about 11 million. Critics have claimed the show “jumped the shark” in its 5th season.
According to Access Hollywood, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry referring to the show’s end at the TCA’s Summer Session, said:
“I’ve spoken to over half of [the cast about the end of the show]. It was actually kind of bittersweet and lovely, because the women knew that it was a possibility, but they didn’t know, so there was a touch of shock, but not completely.”
Then, Cherry added,
“I love my cast.”
Paul Lee referred to the ABC fun drama as “an iconic show” and said
“I just wanted to make sure it had its victory lap.”
In addition, Marc Cherry said:
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“I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it.”
Talking about the 8th season story line, Cherry highlighted that it will bring things full circle and will be focused on the “roots” of Mary Alice Young.
Mary Alice Young is the woman whose mysterious death was the basis for the first season.
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At the end of the session, Cherry said he has “an idea for the last episode” in order to “pay homage” to the multiple cast members who have appeared on the show during the time. Regarding the inclusion of Edie Britt, a character played by Nicollette Sheridan – who sued him in 2010 for allegedly physically assaulting her while she was on the show – Cherry said,
“I don’t know how I would do that.”
ABC president Paul Lee and Marc Cherry at TCA 2011 Summer Press Tour
Desperate Housewives started in 2003 and shot Teri Hatcher back to prime-time telly fame (as Lois Lane) .
For the last season, producers have announced that the series will be accessible to both “loyal fans” and viewers who “may not beentirely familiar with its history”.
We gonna see the girls trying to cover up the death of Gaby’s (Eva Longoria) evil stepdad, Lynette (Felicity Huffman) and Tom’s marriage fall apart and Renee (Vanessa Williams) digging her claws into a “sexy new neighbour”.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mare” aliniat=”centrat”]Mark Zuckerberg’s (Facebook CEO and co-founder) sister, Randi Zuckerberg, Marketing Director at Social Networking site Facebook has resigned from the Company on 3rd of August 2011.
She has been working for Facebook for last six years.
Randi Zuckerberg or RaZu as her closest friends call her – will reportedly be starting her own company called RtoZ Media, where she’ll channel her experience as Facebook’s marketing director, according to her resignation letter.
Randi Zuckerberg is leaving Facebook because of her desire to become an entrepreneur:
“Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to build a company focused on the exciting trends underway in the media industry,“ she wrote.
RtoZ will be a social media firm which intends to help companies become more social, and Randi plans to thoroughly utilize Facebook to make her startup a success.
The news has been confirmed by Facebook saying,
“We can confirm Randi has decided to leave Facebook to start her own company. We are all grateful for her important service.”
However, there has been no comment from the side of Mark Zuckerberg yet.
Her resignation has created a buzz all around as she was working with the firm right from the day it started and was a high profile personality of Silicon Valley.
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Randi Zuckerberg has been out on maternity leave the past few months; she likely used the time away to reflect on her own goals.
She gave birth to a child recently, for which she was on a three months leave,
“This allowed her to think better about the next phase of her career,” told sources close to her.
“Her resignation from Facebook will put on new chances to work in a better relations with other social media’s and there is no doubt that she’ll take on Google+ as a client,” source added.
Randi Zuckerberg submitted her resignation letter to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and communications head Elliot Schrage:
“I am thankful for the strong mentorship, guidance, and support, which is empowering me to follow my dreams and show that you don’t have to be an engineer to be a hacker.”
She also ended her resignation letter with a smiley-face emoticon, which we can all agree will ensure her a great referral from Sheryl Sandberg and Elliot Schrage.
Now that’s not happening, according to R. Rodney Howell, the chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s board. Mr. Howell also said in a statement that Jerry Lewis had been “released” from his position as national chairman of the association, but did not explain why. Representatives for Jerry Lewis did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Muscular Dystrophy Association said,
“Jerry Lewis is a world-class humanitarian and we’re forever grateful to him for his more than half century of generous service to MDA. We will not be replacing him as MDA national chairman, and he will not be appearing on the Telethon.”
MDA did not say who would replace Jerry Lewis as the host of the 24 hour event.
This announcement came a few weeks before the telethon, which Jerry Lewis has hosted since 1966. This May Jerry Lewis said he was retiring from the show, a television staple, but he had planned to appear on it this year. But while Jerry Lewis fans won’t be able to see him on this year’s telethon, the Encore cable channel announced today that on October 22 it would offer the premiere of “an original documentary” about him.
2010 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon Final Total and Ending
Jerry Lewis Wants To Smack Lindsay Lohan and Paris hilton
The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s decision might be partly because of comments Jerry Lewis made last weekend at the TCAs. When asked what his role would be with the telethon, he answered:
“I didn’t mean to sound rude. But you have to assume the question you asked was motivated by something, and it had to be a little emotion. And I have to tell you the truth. September the 5th, the day after that program, I will have an international press conference with press from Reuters and London and China and Taiwan and all over the world, and I will have plenty to say about what I think isimportant. And that’s the future, not the past. Okay.”
It seems he will show us what really happened the day after the Telethon that no one will be watching.
Selena Gomez owns the sold-out audience shouting, singing along out loud, as well as waving paper prints with her name every time she goes on the stage. She’s young and she’s beautiful.
A picture with Justin Bieber performing Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” makes the tween young ladies go nuts.
[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Whilst gossip flow that Justin Bieber and Selena have broken up over a text message Bieber sent to his sweetheart. In a current interview with Contact Music, Gomez stated her romantic relationship with Bieber is actually “all good” although the girl has got zero motives to get married to him.
“No, I’m only 19!” the girl explained when questioned if she will marry the guy someday. Bieber pleasantly surprised admirers, accompanying Selena on stage throughout the girls premier performance on July 25, when he performed Justin Timberlake’s Cry me a River along with his own track, “Favorite Girl”. Soon after, he wrote on tweeter,
“‘Had a great night and surprised the people. felt good to be on stage. nothing is changing that. REAL. @selenagomez u did great tonight. proud of u.”
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Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber
On Thursday, Selena’s boyfriend showed up to support her at the kickoff concert in Boca Raton. But the guy was not on hand on Friday when the girl checked out the actual Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal. However, she managed to enjoy herself lacking him.
She was in fact joined by Ashley Cook, Lindsey Harper as well as Katelyn Clampett as the group sipped on Butterbeer and met the Conductor at Hogwarts Express. They also rode the Hungarian Horntail coaster on Dragon Challenge, which must have been a lot of fun. Afterwards, Selena tweeted,
“First day off in Harry Potter Land we my girls in Orlando Florida. Having some butter beer. [sic]”
Apparently, she is taking her time to rest and enjoy herself in between her tour concerts. [googlead tip=”lista_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
Let’s not forget about Justin Bieber. We must ask: What was the reason for choosing “Cry Me a River” out of the many unforgettable and jam-worthy tunes Justin Timberlake has as part of his repertoire? Since you may recall, “Cry Me a River” seemed to be J.T.’s response to his separation with Brit. Perhaps there is something he’s trying to tell Ms. Selena Gomez. We hope Selena does not go the same way as Brit and Justin.