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Rest in Peace Natasha Richardson

Actress Natasha Richardson has died, a family spokesperson announced Wednesday evening. The 45-year-old mother of two and wife of actor Liam Neeson, succumbed to a head injury sustained during a skiing accident at Mont Tremblant. "Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," a statement issued by the family Wednesday evening said. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time." The New York City medical examiner's office reported on Thursday that Richardson died of blunt impact to the head and that her death was ruled an accident. Hailing from one of Britain's most illustrious theatrical dynasties, Richardson was the elder daughter of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and the late director Tony Richardson. Her other famed relations included sister and "Nip/Tuck" star Joely Richardson,

Computer programmer from Finland has lost finger replaced with USB drive

A computer programmer from Finland who lost his ring finger in a motorcycle accident has had it replaced with a USB drive. Jerry Jalava from Helsinki, Finland, has built the special prosthetic finger to use as computer storage for his photos, movies and other useful files Photo: NEWSTREAM Jerry Jalava has built a special prosthetic finger which contains computer storage for photos, movies and other useful files. While the prosthetic looks like a normal finger Jerry can peel it back from the 'nail' and plug it into the USB slot on his computer using it as an additional har The software developer from Helsinki lost his finger last summer after crashing his one week old Ducati Monster 696 motorbike. He was rushed to Helsinki Hospital where he was examined by a hand surgeon who said they were unable to save it and amputated half of the finger. When Jerry told doctors what he did for a living

Golf and Basketball playing Parrot

The bird, called AJ, can be seen putting a golf ball, slam dunking a basketball and performing gymnastic routines. Thousands of fans have watched the sporting all-rounder demonstrate his prowess in a one minute 14 second clip on video sharing website YouTube. The green and yellow parrot's personal trainer offers encouragement from the sidelines with comments such as "good bird" and "good job." And the bird psyches himself up for the challenge by repeating: "Put the ball in the basket. Put the ball in the basket." The Indian Ringneck Parakeet starts his gymnastic routine by playing dead and jumping to his feet as a man out of view of the camera says: "get up". The 18-year-old parrot rolls over sideways and climbs onto his trainer's finger, which he uses as a high bar to perform more remarkable stunts. As the trainer says "do a flip" and "turn around" the obedient parrot rolls over th

UFOs photographed over London

Strange shapes have been photographed hovering over London leading to speculation they could be UFOs. Photograph taken by Derek Burden of the London skyline which shows four UFO's in the sky Photo: ARCHANT Derek Burdon was left stunned when he took a scenic pictures of the UK capital then noticed four flying saucers on the far right of the picture. Mr Burdon took the photographs 16 floors up on the roof top of Orion House in Covent Garden in the morning. Although invisible to the naked eye, the shapes can be clearly seen on the picture. Derek, 40, of Leverington, Cambs, said: "We couldn't believe it when we came to look at the photo. I just thought I would take some scenic shots of the London Eye and also Big Ben. "There was nothing unusual in the photo and it was only when we flicked through them later that we saw them and then it started a big UFO debate. "I have not tampered with it and you would not be able to fake it.

ACM voting for Entertainer of the year has started

Voting for Entertainer of the year at the ACM's has begun today. Vote for Carrie Underwood at this link: Registration is very easy and doesn't require confirmation. You can vote once per email address. Whether it is once per email address/day is to be seen. For the zip code (non-US people) just write a random 5 figure number.

A-list Stars Featured in New Badgley Mischka Ads

From left, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Hutton, Brooke Shields, Eva Longoria, Anjelica Huston, James Mischka and Mark Badgley pose for a print ad campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of Badgley Mischka. (Photo by PRNewsFoto/Iconix Brand Group, Inc.) Oklahoma country music superstar Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton and Anjelica Huston will appear alongside fashion designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka in an advertising campaign celebrating Badgley Mischka’s 20th anniversary. The 20th anniversary campaign will debut in April issues of magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle. The print campaign was shot by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

ACM Reveals Album of the Year Nominees

The Academy of Country Music revealed its nominees for album of the year on Thursday morning (March 5) in Nashville. The nominees include Jamey Johnson's That Lonesome Song, Montgomery Gentry's Back When I Knew It All, George Strait's Troubadour, Taylor Swift's Fearless and Carrie Underwood's Carnival Ride . Although the rest of the nominees were announced on Feb. 11, the album nominations were delayed due to a revision in the qualifications. Previously, albums had to sell 300,000 copies to be considered, but that is no longer the case. The ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas on April 5. Meanwhile, voting for Entertainer of the Year will begin starting March 16th. A follow-up post about the vote will be made.

Friday Night and Love...

Okay so its a friday nite yes yes am still at home..its 9 30 pm...was thinkin that i may stay home tonite do some blogging and writing..and maybe work on my photography and studyin tonite...will start tomorrow... but u knw while am writing listenin to music and am thinkin tht yes i will end up goin out..and yes it will be a wild nite as usual... i should behave..btu really...partying..the weekend...friends..... Love life and passion..hell being 20 is wonderfull.... now i jst got out my christian louboutin boots and LV bag...shifting my stuff from my huge bag to the LV figure out wht to wear...beautiful beautiful girls beautiful nights...and city lights.... wht is it with me...wht is it with mood flips... i guess am jst buildina whole new me...with new changes..and strengthing my resolve.... i discovered tonite eveyr other nite..that i am deeply in love wit my boy....and i miss him constantly..and i act wacky around i f


I walk and touch the dust of the ground I love. Long ago my life was here, Long ago I was someone. My family left, my friends left, my enemy got closer. Sometimes I feel I am quite alone facing the misery and hurt. Blood seeps around me, from bodies of people I previously knew. Oh how I wish I can once more breathe the fresh air of the free country. But alas, Jerusalem, they have taken you. And I am here crying, moaning, hurt and fighting for you. Holy land, fight with me, hold still.. And we will be your salvation You call out for me , and I try my best. I did promise to retain my dignity, But am struggling. I fear I may not be able to stand strong, I may not be able to fight longer. I am an individual in the despair of the wrought irons on my hands, War. So would you hold on just a bit logner, until I am strong enough to break down walls. To stop tears, and erase fear. Until I am worthy of your protection I will protect you. And one day you will stand proud once again, Hollering to a

All you need is love - and tuition

John Lennon memorabilia can be seen at the Strawberry Fields memorial mosaic in Central Park on the 28th anniversary of the former Beatles death in New York December 8, 2008. LONDON (Reuters) - A university in Liverpool has launched a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles, the city's most famous sons, and called the qualification the first of its kind. Liverpool Hope University says on its website that the course entitled "The Beatles, Popular Music and Society" consists of four 12-week taught modules and a dissertation. "There have been over 8,000 books about The Beatles but there has never been serious academic study and that is what we are going to address," said Mike Brocken, senior lecturer in popular music at Hope. "Forty years on from their break-up, now is the right time and Liverpool is the right place to study The Beatles. "This MA is expected to attract a great deal of attention, not just locally bu

March 1st,1989 Memorial

Today, wow, yes today. today is my birthday, today will be ending in less than 2 hours and the memory will slowly fade away of the day i turned 20. how do i feel? well honestly. its a mixture of emotions...sometimes happy other times confused...and other other times trying to understand me. i celebrated my bday hardcore yesterday, at a mexican resto then went on to end the nite with a night of hardpartyin at was fun..lots of there was heartache involved...and no i will not speak of it. for i wish to surpass it, ignore it, defeat it. but i am doubtful...why? because i am sometimes afraid of the unknown and the fact that at this moment i cannot grasp facts nor assurances wht so ever. but oh well, it is my 20th year of existence on this earth. :) and 20 long fruitful, amazing, disappointing, tutoring years have they been... i still look the same, 2 legs , 2 arms, a neck eyes nose lips...etc..the whole package..nothing has why am i so fearful wen it comes to