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  • Nokia Asha 202 And Asha 203 Announced; Comes With 40 Free EA Games

    Last year, Nokia launched the Asha series of entry-level phones at the Nokia World 2011. The Nokia Asha phones are currently available in more than 100 markets globally. Today, the company unveiled the new Nokia Asha 202 and Nokia Asha 203 Touch and Type phones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. The specs of both the handsets are almost similar. However, the only difference is the dual-SIM feature packed in the Nokia Asha 202. These handsets allows you to access your Facebook and Twitter networks from the preloaded social application.

    “Since outlining a new strategy a year ago, we’ve taken significant actions to deliver against it,” said Mary T. McDowell, Nokia’s executive vice president for Mobile Phones. “We’ve been connecting the next billion people to the mobile world and its benefits through contemporary feature phones and internet services. Today, we are taking another step in that direction, with a compelling combination of smarter mobile devices packed with innovative services.”
    Nokia Asha 203
    Nokia Asha 203 features a 2.4 inch QVGA, resistive touchscreen display, Symbian S40 OS, 2 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, music player, Nokia Life, Nokia Maps, inbuilt speaker, social networking apps, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, 10 MB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroUSB, dedicated SIM manager, up to 27 days of stand-by time, up to 5 hours of talk-time, and a 1020 mAh battery. This handset measures 114.8 mm x 49.8 mm x 13.85 mm and weighs just 90g. The Nokia Asha 203 will be available in 3 colors – Silver White, Dark Red, and Dark Grey.

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Now Available For Download

    Microsoft has just released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview — which packs over 100,000 changes since the Developer Preview in September — for download here.

    Below are the links and SHA 1 hashes of the x64 and x86 version, in all of the languages that the build was released in:


    64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB) Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

    32-bit (x86) Download (2.5 GB) Sha 1 hash —E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39

    Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

    Chinese (Simplified)

    64-bit (x64) Download (3.4 GB) Sha 1 hash — DF69B851F9A81DECBB16648CC452461894416EB0

    32-bit (x86) Download (2.6 GB) Sha 1 hash — E29A2072745A48C14A1C2E5A61F5230841BEDB45

    Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J


    64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB) Sha 1 hash — A9358E6799ABEEF29EDBA054AD34849C02C7F51F

    32-bit (x86)

    Chris Brown Has an Open Relationship

    Rihanna’s Birthday Cake (Remix) but you’d be wrong. She doesn’t get caught up in what other girls her boyfriend is banging like some of those other women. She’s just happy they’re together. Wait, stop groaning. Let the fame whore explain.

    “Karrueche isn’t stupid, and she has told friends that they have an open relationship. She never asks him about Rihanna, ever. Chris will take several days to call her back at times, and that is OK with Karreuche. She doesn’t pressure or hound Chris, it’s just not what she is about. She recognizes that they are both young, and she isn’t going to let the fact Chris is spending time with his ex-girlfriend come between what they have,” a source close to the situation tells us. Radar Online

    Of course Karrueche isn’t going to pressure or hound Chris about the other girls he sees. Just look at how many times the last girl got punched in the face when she asked about that.

    Not like Karrueche has to worry about being dumped any time soon either. An insider says while Chris and Rihanna have hooked up no more than half a dozen times in the past year, it’s unlikely they’ll ever get back together. “Rihanna doesn’t care if she were to get public backlash if they were to reconcile, she is the one calling the shots now, which she likes. Rihanna knows that if they were to get back together, she wouldn’t be able to maintain that strong role, and Chris would lose interest. They are both very young, and Rihanna would never be able to trust Chris because he has problems staying faithful.” No, this relationship doesn’t sound dysfunctional at all.

    3.6 lakh disabled in Kashmir, many protest raw deal

    Jammu and Kashmir has more than 3.6 lakh physically challenged people and the numbers have increased due to over two decades of violence, say statistics released here Wednesday by an association representing them.

    Dozens of members of the all J&K Handicapped Association also began an indefinite hunger strike here to protest what they say is a raw deal to physically challenged people by the state government.

    According to statistics released to mediapersons by the association here, the largest number of handicapped people belongs to the twin border districts of Kupwara and Baramulla in the valley which remained the worst affected because of the separatist violence during the last two decades here.

    "There are 38,530 physically challenged people in Kupwara district while their number is 39,421 in Baramulla district," said a member of the handicapped association.

    The number of disabled people released Monday does not include thousands of mentally challenged people who fell victim to depression, insomnia, behavioural disorders and mental trauma because of the disturbed situation in the state.

    Sarah Hyland Bikini of the Day

    Sarah Hyland is the 21 year old who looks 13 that you probably have already masturbated to cuz she’s on TV with Sofia Vergara’s tits….and because you didn’t realize she was 21 and now that you know she’s not 13….you’re deleting all the screen caps you’ve taken of her the last year or two that show’s been on TV….

    Well it turns out that like every 21 year old, she’s into showing off bikini pics on social network sites for male attention and male appreciation…cuz why else would chicks put up bikini pics…they obviously know we jerk off to those “spring break” albums….that’s really the whole fucking point of facebook and reconnecting with old friends – isn’t it?

    Either way, this is a good start to her post puberty career…..keep up the good attention seeking bitch.

    Jerusalem Archeology Reveals Birth Of Christianity

    On the morning of Tuesday, June 29, 2010, outside the Old City of Jerusalem, we made an unprecedented archaeological discovery related to Jesus and early Christianity. This discovery adds significantly to our understanding of Jesus, his earliest followers, and the birth of Christianity. In this book we reveal reliable archaeological evidence that is directly connected to Jesus' first followers, those who knew him personally and to Jesus himself. The discovery provides the earliest archaeological evidence of faith in Jesus' resurrection from the dead, the first witness to a saying of Jesus that predates even the writing of our New Testament gospels, and the earliest example of Christian art, all found in a sealed tomb dated to the 1st century CE.

    We refer to this tomb as the Patio tomb, since it is now located beneath an apartment patio, eight feet under the basement of a condominium complex. Such juxtapositions of modernity and antiquity are not unusual in Jerusalem, where construction must often be halted to rescue and excavate tombs from ancient times. The Patio tomb was first uncovered by construction work in 1981 in East Talpiot, a suburb of Jerusalem less than two miles south of the Old City.

    Our discoveries also provide precious new evidence for evaluating the Jesus son of Joseph's tomb, discovered a year earlier, which made international headlines in 2007. We refer to this 1980 tomb as the Garden tomb, since it is now situated beneath a garden area in the same condominium complex. These two tombs, both dating to around the time of Jesus, are less than two hundred feet apart. Together with a third tomb nearby that was unfortunately destroyed by the construction blasts, these tombs formed a cluster and most likely belonged to the same clan or extended family. Any interpretation of one tomb has to be made in the light of the other. As a result we believe a compelling argument can be made that the Garden tomb is that of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. We argue in this book that both tombs are most likely located on the rural estate of Joseph of Arimathea, the wealthy member of the Sanhedrin who according to all four New Testament gospels took official charge of Jesus' burial.

    Who was Joseph of Arimathea and how did he enter the historical picture? The Jesus Discovery explores the answers to this and a series of related questions. The recent discoveries in the Patio tomb put the controversy about the Jesus family tomb in new light. We now have new archaeological evidence, literally written in stone, that can guide us in properly understanding what Jesus' earliest followers meant by their faith in Jesus' resurrection from the dead, with his earthly remains, and those of his family, peacefully interred just yards away. This might sound like a contradiction, but only because certain theological traditions regarding the meaning of resurrection of the dead have clouded our understanding of what Jesus and his first followers truly believed. When we put together the texts of the gospels with this archaeological evidence, the results are strikingly consistent and stand up to rigorous standards of historical evidence.

    Grizzly bear charges at Alaskan tourists

    The group of 10 tourists was visiting Katmai National Park and was taking part in what was billed as a safe viewing of the Grizzly bears in their natural habitat, according to the Daily Mail. But one of the bears suddenly charged from its stream directly at the tourists, who were forced to sit in silence, lest they upset the bear further and provoke a potentially deadly attack. At one point, the bear reportedly got close enough to a tourist to sniff his hooded sweatshirt, before returning to the stream.

    'We had a safety class beforehand about what to do if we encountered a bear," tourist Larry Griffith, 59, told the Daily Mail. "All the bears were catching fish when this particular bear circled our group several times, wanting us to leave his fishing spot. This was not supposed to happen. Our guide said he saw this as a bluff charge, trying to scare us, which he did! We were all in shock but were happy that no-one in our group jumped up, ran away or screamed for their lives."......READ MORE

    Another PR Crisis for Scientology

    The Church of Scientology, known for celebrity and controversy, is now in the middle of another public relations crisis as a former high-ranking official has created a firestorm, first with an email to church members and then testimony in a Texas state court alleging she saw the church's leader punch another executive in the face, and that at his direction she herself was slapped.

    For 17 years Debbie Cook ran the church's spiritual mecca, the so-called Flag Base in Clearwater, Florida, where she ultimately rose to the title of captain. But Cook testified this month that beginning in 2005 she saw behavior exhibited by church leader David Miscavige that disturbed her deeply.

    "I witnessed Mr. Miscavige physically punching in the face and wrestling to the ground another very senior executive at Scientology International level," Cook testified in court.

    A few weeks later in an interview with ABC News, Cook repeated that assertion. She also said -- as she had testified -- that Miscavige never hit her, but that he ordered his assistant to slap her, and that slap was so hard that Cook was knocked down.

    In numerous letters to ABC News, Scientology officials have denied that David Miscavige ordered Debbie Cook to be slapped, or that he punched a fellow executive. In addition, the church sent ABC News a letter signed by that executive in which he wrote, "This alleged incident did not occur and I would remember it if it had."
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    First Person: I Made $10,000 on eBay Last Year

    In these tough economic times, it's crucial to find new and creative ways to earn money. One of the top ways to make some spare cash is by selling items on eBay, the world's largest online marketplace.

    Before starting my venture, I searched online for the closest thrift shops to my house and then visited each of the nearest five. When I first started this venture, I would just buy a whole bunch of random items that looked appealing, and then attempt to sell them on eBay for profit - this method obviously didn't work. One of the keys to becoming profitable was investing in a smartphone with Internet access. Once I had that, I could instantly search the completed similar items on eBay while I was still inside a thrift store deciding what items to buy.

    What I discovered is that some of the best items to sell are vintage sports jerseys. Most thrift stores have a section set aside for sports jerseys, and you'll likely have to dig through a pile of gently used high school and college jerseys just to find a few rare gems buried underneath.

    From my experience, I found that thrift stores price "old jerseys" very low because of their slightly worn, vintage appearance. For example, I found a Champion-brand vintage Chicago Bulls jersey from a local thrift store for $2 and I was able to sell it on eBay for $35. I also found an old New York Rangers Brian Leetch jersey for $5, and I was able to flip it for a $50 profit on eBay. I made sure to search the items online on my smartphone while I was still inside the thrift store, to make sure these were items that sell for decent money on eBay.

    It's not quite as simple as finding a two dollar item at a thrift store and flipping it for $20 on eBay, as you have to keep in mind a variety of fees that will cut into your bottom line. When all is said and done, approximately 10-15% of your overall profit will go to eBay and Paypal fees.

    You also have to remember to charge enough to cover shipping costs, and keep in mind small expenses that add up like gas money to drive to the thrift stores and the post office when you ship your items out. Packaging costs such as tape, boxes and envelopes, is another key consideration for mapping out your expenses.
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    'Smash' Stars Megan Hilty And Katharine McPhee Talk Uma Thurman, Future Musical Numbers And More

    The "Some Like It Hot" number, which has been seen in some commercials, is a focal point of the episode. "The number just builds and builds and builds and builds until the end and everybody -- even the audience -- is exhausted," Hilty said with a laugh.

    Just because Ivy has the part doesn't mean her romance with director Derek (Jack Davenport) will come crashing to a halt.

    "It's not just a one-time thing to get a job; it's a real relationship, albeit a strange one, a very unconventional one," Hilty said. "But that's what makes it so interesting: They're two characters that find this thing that kind of works for them, but it's dangerous at the same time."

    Davenport said while Derek and Ivy are legitimately into each other, they do have their own underlying motivations.

    "We jokingly refer to each other as Mr. and Mrs. MacBeth," Davenport said. "It's been really good and really interesting because I think one of the things that is handled very well -- and very unflinchingly and unapologetically, I suppose -- is they're both very ambitious people and they're quite tactical. Whilst they're undeniably attracted to each other, they also have other agendas which they don't necessarily have to spend all night discussing, but they're not idiots."
    Over on Team Karen, the small town girl seems to be getting awfully cozy with Ivy's friends, especially after that killer Adele cover, and McPhee says that will continue.

    "I still remain friends with them. It's an interesting thing," McPhee said. "It's kind of like just how things happen when you're in a show with people: You become really close to them. You kind of never know if you'll even talk to each other when the show is over, but for the moment, you're really kind of close to each other."

    McPhee said Bobby (Wesley Taylor), Jessica (Savannah Wise) and Sue (Jenny Laroche) are caught between Ivy and Karen, balancing friendships amidst tension.

    "They're always trying to defend one or the other or play both sides because Ivy for a period of time is the star so you have to be good with the star and they all feel bad for me," she said. "They kind of become cheerleaders for me along the way. Nothing dramatic happens between all of them as of yet."

    Aside from the ongoing Ivy/Karen drama, a new force to be reckoned with is coming to town: Uma Thurman. The "Kill Bill" star will appear in five episodes -- starting in episode 10 -- as Rebecca Duvall.

    "[Thurman] plays a difficult Hollywood star who may or may not get involved in the 'Marilyn' musical," the executive producer of "Smash," Neil Meron, said on set. When pressed for details, Meron was tight-lipped, but said Thurman is "going to give a hell of a performance."

    "Smash" is already well into wrapping its 15-episode first season, but that didn't keep McPhee and Hilty from naming dream guest stars.

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    'The Carrie Diaries' Casts Its Carrie Bradshaw: AnnaSophia Robb Joins CW Pilot

    The CW has finally found its Carrie Bradshaw, the role originally made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker in the HBO hit "Sex and the City."

    After months of speculation, the lucky actress playing Bradshaw in the CW prequel, "The Carrie Diaries," is AnnaSophia Robb, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robb, 18, is perhaps best known for her role in 2007's "Bridge to Terabithia."

    Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, "The Carrie Diaries" focuses on a young Carrie Bradshaw -- before the Manolo Blahniks.......READ MORE

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    Selena Gomez Flaunts New Tattoo!

    “Love You Like a Long Song” singer Selena Gomez stopped by the Under the Gun tattoo parlor in Hollywood yesterday to get some fresh ink on her right wrist.

    According to Jordan Sandoval, who works at the shop, the 19-year old singer got “a little heart tattoo at Under The Gun, in Hollywood by Louie Gomez.” The tattoo artist added that Selena wasn’t nervous at all – and that she was “way cute”.

    But we all knew that already, didn’t we?

    Is this new heart tat a sign of her devotion to longtime boyfriend Justin Bieber? He did just give her a J-shaped diamond ring as a sign of his undying love and affection…

    Victories give Romney pre-Super Tuesday momentum

    Texas Rep. Ron Paul remains a factor as he attempts to mine delegates in caucus states like North Dakota, where his campaign team says the process plays to his strengths.

    Super Tuesday is March 6, just three days after Saturday's Washington state caucuses.

    Romney's slim victory in his native Michigan raised questions about whether he would change his strategy. He acknowledged Tuesday that he had made personal mistakes in recent weeks and said he was trying to "do better and work harder."

    All four candidates face financial strains as they try to advertise in a series of expensive states to campaign. It would cost about $5 million to run a week's worth of heavy ads across all the states that vote on Super Tuesday.

    Romney signaled Tuesday night that he intends to stick to his core campaign message of fixing the economy and reducing unemployment in a nation still recovering from the worst recession in decades.

    "More jobs, less debt and smaller government — you're going to hear that" over and over in the states ahead, he said.

    Romney scored a hard-won, home-state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona, gaining precious momentum over Santorum in the most turbulent Republican presidential race in a generation.

    "We didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough," Romney told cheering supporters in Michigan. He also tweeted his delight — and his determination: "I take great pride in my Michigan roots, and am humbled to have received so much support here these past few weeks."

    The Super Tuesday races could go a long way toward determining which Republican will take on Democratic President Barack Obama this fall.

    Romney will campaign Wednesday in Ohio before he flies to North Dakota. Santorum was already campaigning in Ohio when the verdict came in from Michigan.

    "A month ago they didn't know who we are, but they do now," Santorum told his supporters, vowing to stay the conservative course he has set.

    Gingrich and Paul made little effort in Michigan or Arizona, pointing instead to next week's collection of contests in all corners of the country.

    Mayan Light Beam Photo: Message from Gods, or iPhone Glitch?

    In the first two images, dark clouds loom above the pyramid, but nothing is amiss. However, in the third photo, a powerful beam of light appears to shoot up from the pyramid toward the heavens, and a thunderbolt flashes in the background.

    Siliezar, who recently shared his photographs with occult investigators, told Earthfiles.com that he and his family didn't see the light beam in person; it appeared only on camera. "It was amazing!" he said. He showed the iPhone photo to his fellow tourists. "No one, not even the tour guide, had ever seen anything like it before." [See photo]

    The photo has surfaced on several Mayan doomsday discussion forums. But was the light beam a sign from the gods — a warning about Dec. 21, 2012, the date that marks the end of the Mayan calendar cycle, and when some people fear the world will end? Or is it simply the result of an iPhone glitch?

    According to Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, which operates many of the cameras used during NASA's Mars missions, it is almost definitely the latter. Hill works with images of the Martian surface taken by rovers and satellites, as well as data from Earth-orbiting NASA instruments, and is fully versed in the wide range of potential image artifacts and equipment errors.

    He says the "light beam" in the Mayan temple photo is a classic case of such an artifact — a distortion in an image that arises from the way cameras bounce around incoming light.

    It is no mere coincidence, Hill said, that "of the three images, the 'light beam' only occurs in the image with a lightning bolt in the background. The intensity of the lightning flash likely caused the camera's CCD sensor to behave in an unusual way, either causing an entire column of pixels to offset their values or causing an internal reflection [off the] camera lens that was recorded by the sensor." In either case, extra brightness would have been added to the pixels in that column in addition to the light hitting them directly from the scene. [7 Things that Cause UFO Sightings]

    Evidence in favor of this explanation is the fact that the beam, when isolated in Photoshop or other image analysis software, runs perfectly vertical in the image. "That's a little suspicious since it's very unlikely that the gentleman who took this picture would have his handheld iPhone camera positioned exactly parallel to the 'light beam' down to the pixel level," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries.

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    Arianny Celested Naked on a Balcony in Miami Photos

    I’m not sure how I missed this, but shots of Arianny Celeste walking around completely naked on her balcony came out the other day. Check them out here (NSFW obvioulsy). It was… alright I guess. She’s properly stacked but her ass leaves something to be desired. Not that I’m complaining about a quasi-model who thinks it’s a good idea to walk around outside wearing nothing.

    Before you whine about invasion of whatever, I doubt she was expecting any privacy. You don’t walk around your balcony in the buff and expect no one to see. She probably spotted the paps and went, “Yoo hoo!,” and repeatedly thrust her hips back and forth to get their attention. Sort of like what I do when I’m outside Megan Fox’s house and want to get her all hot.

    Taylor Swift’s Unwavering Devotion To Britney Spears

    Country star Taylor Swift has a crush on Britney Spears. Taylor went nuts when she found her Britney’s poster missing from her bathroom! Yeah, you heard me!

    Thank God it was just her thoughtful mom cleaning up the place and giving the poster a more honorable location in Taylor’s house. Britney – from bathroom to bedroom in Taylor’s latest MySpace blog entry:

    “While I was in L.A. my mom reorganized my bathroom… But then I turned around and was startled by something… Where was my Britney Spears poster…. No, this can’t be right… WHERE is it?!? I searched the room frantically for a few seconds before finding it’s new spot. My Britney Spears poster (from 6th grade) had been relocated to my bedroom, which is another AMAZING upgrade. This way, I see it more often and it more proudly displays my unwavering devotion to Britney Spears.”

    Marathon winner disqualified because he didn’t sign up for race

    Scott Downard was stripped of his title in this weekend's Cowtown Marathon because of paperwork, or, more specifically, a lack of paperwork.

    The 25-year-old won the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, Tex. on Sunday but was disqualified when he crossed the finish line because he never registered for the race.

    Compete. The Oklahoman freely admitted the issue to race officials when confronted with it after crossing the finish line.

    Kolin Styles, 25, was named the winner. He finished the race in 2 hours, 40 minutes, 54 seconds, more than three minutes behind Downard.

    "I'll take it," he told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    A race official told the newspaper that Downard was understanding about the disqualification and said he'd come back to compete next year.

    Second Student Dies as Alleged Gunman Is Identified

    The alleged shooter who killed two and wounding three others has been identified as T.J. Lane, according to a fellow student who witnessed the incident and ABC News' Cleveland affiliate WEWS.

    The attack left "friends laying all over the place" in puddles of blood, one student told ABC News.

    Nate Mueller, a junior at the school, was having breakfast with three friends when he heard a loud pop like a firecracker about 7:45 a.m., he told ABC News.

    A friend yelled, "Duck" and Mueller told ABC News he turned to see fellow student Lane standing by his table. Mueller said Lane took a second shot and saw a friend get hit.

    "He was over the table in a pool of blood," Mueller said, and another pal "was on the floor in a puddle of blood next to him."

    A third friend "had not been hit yet as I jumped over him," Mueller said.

    Mueller got on the floor and was trying to crawl away when a shot rang out and he felt a bullet graze his ear. He was not badly injured, he said, with just a small red mark left on his ear.

    "It was terror. Everything had just gone tunnel vision, like, I need to get out of here," Mueller said. "You see glances of your friends laying all over the place. There's blood, there's people screaming, everybody's just running in different directions and you're just trying to get out. That's all you can do, get out of the school and not look back even though your friends are back there."

    Two students were taken by ambulance to Hillcrest Hospital and three were taken by helicopter to MetroHealth Hospital, according to WEWS.

    A student identified by MetroHealth Hospital as Daniel Parmertor died from the wounds Monday. His family released the following statement through the hospital:

    "We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."

    Another students at MetroHealth Hospital is in critical condition, according to police.

    Police have not officially identified Lane as the gunman, saying only that the shooter has not yet been charged and that he is a juvenile.

    Britney Spears to Join ‘The X Factor’???

    After the house cleaning atThe X Factor (ahem, the firing of Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones), the rumor mill is churning that the two remaining judges, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, will hire pop princess Britney Spears!


    It sounds like more names have entered the swirl as the game plan, according to Simon, is to see who contacts them before he actually reaches out to contact people. "We're in that place right now, which is a good place to be in," he said in a teleconference with reporters. "I can't confirm or deny any of these rumors at the moment."
    As for Britney in particular, he said, "Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes." But, his lips are sealed for now. "While you've got The Voice and Idol competing with each other, I've learned one lesson: Keep your mouth shut. Don't give it all away."


    Considering The X Factor auditions begin in two weeks, it sounds like we won't hear anything further about new judges for now. L.A. hinted that two women will be on board. "The only thing you can count on is that we will have two girls. That we can confirm."

    We think Britney would be a pretty good addition to the show! Do you agree?

    Jonas Brothers & Demi Lovato on the Red Carpet

    Walking the red carpet for their movie premiere, The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato looked great as they posed for the press and fans alike. Jonas Brothers: 3D Concert Experience opens on Friday February 27th. Taylor Swift is also in the film and she chose to not walk the red carpet – instead stayed in Nashville and took in a hockey game.

    Dell Says 'Not Really A PC Company' Anymore

    Dell Inc launched a new line of servers for enterprise customers, boosting its corporate business unit and shifting its focus further away from consumers, who are increasingly choosing such devices as Apple Inc's iPad.

    Chief Executive Michael Dell said his namesake company is no longer a personal computer company and has transformed itself into a business that sells services and products to corporations, a lucrative market that he said is worth $3 trillion.

    Corporations have grappled with ever-smaller IT budgets as slow economic growth curtails spending. But many experts say tech spending will swell over the long term as companies upgrade systems, connect to the Internet cloud, or begin to make better use of user data.

    Dell's so-called enterprise business has doubled in the past five to six years and now represents half of the company's profit, he added.

    "It's not really a PC company; it's an end-to-end IT company," Michael Dell said at an event in San Francisco where the company launched a new line of PowerEdge servers aimed at businesses with remote computing needs.

    The company's founder said the growth of Dell's enterprise business validates its strategy of diversifying away from personal computers as a new crop of devices such as the iPad captivates buyers.

    Michael Dell said he wants to focus on the enterprise and public markets, rather than a drastically smaller $250 billion consumer market.

    "The consumer market is not particularly healthy and the enterprise business is much more so," Dave Johnson, Dell's strategy chief, told Reuters.

    Dell's storage and networking revenue grew 10 percent last year, while sales of its desktop PCs fell 4 percent.

    The world's No. 3 personal computer maker fell short of Wall Street's estimate for fourth-quarter earnings, hurt by weakness in U.S. public spending and the lingering impact of the Thailand flood on its product mix. It has also forecast weak sales for the current quarter.

    Sales at Hewlett Packard's, the No. 1 PC seller, declined 15 percent in its fiscal first quarter.

    Round Rock, Texas-based Dell has been waging an uphill battle to diversify its revenue base from PCs to become a larger player in the data center equipment market and IT services. It faces stiff competition in those markets from the likes of International Business Machines Corp and HP.

    Free apps Smartphone users Warned of Privacy Dangerscan spy on texts and calls

    Companies are using free smartphone apps as ‘fronts’ to allow them to spy on users’ text messages, intercept calls and even track their location, it was claimed yesterday.

    By accepting little-read terms and conditions when downloading apps, consumers give developers the right to harvest vast swathes of private information.

    Facebook insists that people using its Android smartphone app agree to give them permission to read their text messages, although the internet giant said it had not yet taken advantage of this right.

    Privacy campaigners criticised the abuse of personal information. Nick Pickles, director of Big Brother Watch, described the apps market as ‘an unregulated Wild West’.

    Emma Draper, of the Privacy International campaign group, said: ‘Your personal information is a precious commodity, and companies will go to great lengths to get their hands on as much of it as possible.’

    The Facebook app has been downloaded to Google’s Android smartphones more than 100million times, yet few of its users are thought to know that they have agreed to give Facebook the right ‘to read SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card’. Apps are also used to identify the location of users through global positioning software and access the phone numbers and email addresses of their contacts.

    A spokesman for Facebook said the request for permission to read text messages was to allow the app to read and write data between itself and the phone’s SMS feature, rather than for the company to trawl individuals’ messages.

    He added: ‘If Facebook ultimately launches any feature that makes use of these permissions, we will ensure that this is accompanied by appropriate guidance.’

    Teens Create Hope Out of Scraps and Stuffing

    The Oak Lawn teens talk in excited bursts of language that well up like sudden summer storms, typical of 15-year-olds. When you see one, there is a 99-percent chance that you will find the other. Pals since preschool, Sarah and Bridget frequented the same birthday parties and school activities at St. Linus School.

    “We just said hi,” Sarah recalled of their first meeting as 3-year-olds.

    “I remember playing with the little train set,” Bridget said, both girls laughing so hard they can barely get the words out. “We played blocks and trucks. We played with food.”

    It wasn’t until the middle grades when they became best friends and formed their philanthropic enterprise—Stuffed Love—an organization that distributes handsewn stuffed animals, pillows and other cuddly shapes to those living on society’s fringes.

    “I noticed by doing other volunteer work for school that people just needed stuff, both monetary and foodwise,” Sarah said. “I kept wondering ‘what can two eighth-grade girls do?’”
    A Loving, Caring Message

    The idea for Stuffed Love was born at a random sleepover. Both girls liked to sew.

    “I was looking for something involving stuffed animals,” Sarah said. “I also wanted to get the message out of love and caring.”

    Sarah said she knew the name of their enterprise would be “stuffed something.”

    “We thought about it during class and Bridget said ‘Stuffed Love’ and I was like, ‘yeah.’”

    For their first project—Dec. 23, 2010—the girls stitched a boxful of cats, bears and starfish that they distributed to seniors at a nearby nursing home. The experience opened their eighth-grade eyes.

    “It was just so surprising to see how few had presents or family. They were so happy to get our stuff they were crying,” Sarah said. “I wanted to do it again.”

    “It was very touching,” Bridget added. “My heart grew just like the Grinch’s heart did.”

    From there, Stuffed Love snowballed. They made patriotic pillows for veterans at an outpatient treatment center, and geographic shapes for developmentally disabled adults.

    “Everyone still holds on to their cherished Stuffed Love creations,” Kristen Bonk said, spokeswoman for Park Lawn, an organization that provides social, vocational and residential services for developmentally disabled adults. “Our staff has seen the kindness and creativity of Sarah and Bridget, and all agree that they are a true inspiration.”

    Rihanna In Talks To Play Whitney Houston In Rumored Biopic

    Just days after Whitney Houston's funeral, the rumor mill is buzzing about a biopic chronicling the late singer's life.

    The Daily Mail reports that Clive Davis will helm the project, while Jennifer Hudson, Vivica Fox and Jordin Sparks are on the short list to play Houston, with Rihanna thought to be the favorite.

    But another star may have her eye on the role: Brandy Norwood, Houston's co-star in the 1997 adaptation of "Cinderella."

    "My dream role would be to play Whitney Houston," Brandy told TrueExclusives only weeks before Houston's passing. "Of course she would have to sing all the songs. But I would love to play Ms. Whitney. I have her personality down pat, her 'isms' down pat. Like no offense ladies -- it's a lot of talented ladies there -- but nobody can play Whitney like me. Yes!"

    Do you think Rihanna is right for the role of Houston?

    Second Teen Confirmed Brain Dead in Ohio School Shooting

    A second teen was confirmed brain dead after Monday's shooting at a high school in Chardon, Ohio, the medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

    Russell King Jr., 17, was flown to Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center where he was treated but pronounced brain dead on Monday, NBC News reported.

    The medical examiner's office received the word about Russell King Jr. early Tuesday morning, office administrator Hugh Shannon said in a statement. It was unclear whether King remained on life support; the statement referred to him as both deceased and brain dead, The Associated Press reported.

    "The cause and manner of death of this case are under on-going investigation and will be released upon completion," Shannon said in a statement. A spokeswoman at MetroHealth System said Tuesday morning that no information on his condition was available.

    The entire school district was closed on Monday and will be closed again on Tuesday as the community grapples with the violence and waits for word on the wounded students.

    "We want them to stay home and spend some time reflecting on family," an emotional Joseph Bergant, superintendent of Chardon schools, told a news conference.

    He urged parents to hug and kiss their children, and praised the actions of teachers, who had been through disaster training and acted quickly to protect the students.

    The Lane family's lawyer described the suspected shooter as a fairly quiet "good kid" who had never been in trouble.

    "His grades are pretty impressive... He's a sophomore. He's been doubling up on his classes with the intent of graduating this May. He pretty much sticks to himself but does havesome friends and has never been in trouble over anything that we know about," Farinacci said.

    A Chardon High School student, Danielle Samples, 16, who was in the cafeteria at the time, told Reuters she heard a series of "pops" and someone yelled to run down the hallway into a classroom. While Samples was in the hall, she heard another round of pops.

    She said the suspected shooter was a student at Lake Academy in Willoughby, which serves at-risk students, and that he had been at Chardon's cafeteria waiting for a bus. She said the student lived with his grandparents and sister.

    Flexible Coco hangs upside down during Aerial Yoga

    The blonde bombshell tweeted two pictures of herself engaging in various positions of Aerial Yoga.

    As she dangled from the ceiling, clinging onto blue silk ribbons more commonly used by acrobats in circus troops, the reality star showed off her infamous derriere in her tight grey workout leggings.

    Last week, the 32-year-old appeared on The Doctors TV show to undergo an ultrasound examination to prove her round and curvaceous bottom is all her own.

    Needless to say, she passed the test with flying colours as the medic only identified subcutaneous tissue and fat along with glute muscles to prove that she is implant free.

    Coco had another trip to the hospital following a pregnancy scare - despite being on the pill.

    She had initially thought she was expecting because she began feeling sick and nauseous, but doctors explained it was in fact high blood pressure due to stress and a poor diet.

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