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  • Ireland Baldwin Can’t Stop Showing Off Model Figure

    Ireland Baldwin recently announced she’s signed a modeling contract, but in case anyone missed the news, she’s now proving it through photos.

    Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger’s 17-year-old daughter has taken to multiple branches of social media this month to show off her 6’2” fab figure. On Instagram there’s a selfie of the teen standing in her bathroom, donning just a cleavage-baring Nike sports bra and super-short spandex shorts. On Twitter, she’s got a shot of herself standing in her kitchen downing Cheerios while wearing nothing but (a different) sports bra on top. And just this week on her Tumblr account, Baldwin flaunted her toned bod in a super-sexy shot, standing at the ocean’s edge with wet hair in a skimpy bikini.

    It’s no surprise the celebrity offspring turned out to be a classic (and tall!) beauty. Mom Basinger rose to fame in the ‘80s playing plenty of the “leggy blonde” roles in films like “9 1Ž2 Weeks,” “Blind Date,” and “The Marrying Man,” which, ironically, introduced her to the man she’d eventually wind up marrying, Alec Baldwin.

    While she takes after her mother in the looks department, she takes after her father when it comes to oversharing on social media. Baldwin keeps his more than 1 million Twitter followers up to date on just about everything, from his confrontations with the paparazzi, to his battle with an American Airlines flight attendant, to the details of his wedding day when he married new wife Hilaria Thomas.

    Instagram But we’ve got to wonder what Basinger and Baldwin think of their teen daughter sharing the skimpy shots (not to mention posting pics of herself smooching a gentleman caller)? With a future modeling career ahead, they’re probably going to have to prepare themselves for even more risqué shots … and Ireland, it’s pretty clear, doesn’t seem the least bit concerned.

    'Iron Man 3' In China Alternate Version Of Marvel Blockbuster Headed To Chinese Theaters

    hinese film audiences will get to see "Iron Man 3," but not the version that screens in U.S. cinemas.

    On Friday, Marvel announced plans for the "Iron Man 3" China release, noting that the Shane Black film will "feature a special appearance of China’s top actress, Fan Bingbing, and will offer specially prepared bonus footage made exclusively for the Chinese audience."

    In addition to Bingbing's role, "Iron Man 3" also includes an appearance from Wang Xueqi, an acclaimed Chinese actor. Xuegi's role will also feature in the U.S. version of "Iron Man 3."

    This isn't the first time an American film has prepared an alternate version for Chinese audiences. Earlier this year, the teen comedy "21 and Over" went through similar modifications. From earlier coverage:

        According to The Los Angeles Times, the version of "21 and Over" that will premiere in China opens with [one character] attending a Chinese University, and then returning there after his birthday.

        "'21 & Over,' in China, is sort of a story about a boy who leaves China, gets corrupted by our wayward, Western partying ways and goes back to China a better person,” Lucas said to The Times.

    Films are sometimes edited down for Chinese release as well: 2012 releases "Skyfall" and "Cloud Atlas" were reportedly censored by the Chinese government because of content concerns. "Cloud Atlas," for instance, was apparently cut by 40 minutes to remove a section of the film that focuses on a same-sex couple.

    For more on the "Iron Man 3" China release, head over to Coming Soon.

    Madonna Without Makeup Doesn't Look Like Madonna

    Madonna, 54, stepped out in New York City this weekend looking like anyone but her usual glammed up self. The famed Material Girl was on her way to the Kabalah center in Midtown Manhattan with her kids David and Mercy in tow, reports New York Daily News.

    The Vogue singer went incognito in a heavy black coat, a black fedora with her hair tucked under it, black shades, black booties and black leather gloves.

    The former queen of style wore the same gloves to the GLAAD awards recently, complete with a Cub Scout uniform, where she presented Anderson Cooper with GLAAD's Vito Russo Award and lashed out against the Boy Scout's ban on gay members. "I think they should change their stupid rules," said the woman best known for her provocations.

    Italy court Amanda Knox to be retried for Meredith Kercher murder

    Amanda Knox was ordered to stand trial again for the murder of her roommate by Italy's top criminal court on Tuesday, but there appeared to be little the country could do to force her to return for the new hearings.

    The Court of Cassation, Italy's final court of appeal, overturned the acquittals of both Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 killing of British student Meredith Kercher.

    In a statement responding to the decision, Knox slammed prosecutors and vowed to fight on.

    "It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution's theory of my involvement in Meredith's murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair,”said Knox, who is now aged 25 and living in the Seattle area.

    “I believe that any questions as to my innocence must be examined by an objective investigation and a capable prosecution,” she added. “The prosecution responsible for the many discrepancies in their work must be made to answer for them, for Raffaele's sake, my sake, and most especially for the sake of Meredith's family. Our hearts go out to them.”

    Theodore Simon, one of Amanda Knox's attorneys, discusses the Italian supreme court's stunning decision to overturn her acquittal saying "we fully expect she will be exonerated."

    Knox said that she and her family would “face this continuing legal battle as we always have, confident in the truth and with our heads held high in the face of wrongful accusations and unreasonable adversity."

    Kercher, 21, died from knife wounds in an apartment that she shared with Knox in Perugia, Italy.

    Prosecutors argued that Knox and Sollecito killed her after a drug-fueled sexual assault in a case that drew worldwide attention.

    Mathew Knowles Talks Beyonce Split 'It Would Be A Lie If I Did Not Say It Has Been Difficult'

    Mathew Knowles says that it was "difficult" splitting from Beyonce's management team.

    In an exclusive interview with the Sun, Mathew revealed his 2011 split from Beyonce was mutual but still painful. “Normally I hate to talk about anything personal, but it would be a lie if I did not say it has been difficult," he said. “It was hard for me to let her go — it was hard for both of us to let each other go. And let’s be clear on that. She didn’t let me go, we both let each other go. That’s a big difference.”

    “This was not a normal ending of a business agreement," he told the Sun. "This was a dad and a daughter and it was incredibly painful and it had some difficulties. But I try to always have a positive mind about things and you got to do it the right way.”

    Two years ago, Beyonce announced she and her father had decided to part ways. "He is my father for life and I love my dad dearly," the singer said in a statement. "I am grateful for everything he has taught me."

    Mathew had managed his daughter since she launched her career as one-fourth of Destiny's Child in the late 1990s, the Los Angeles Times noted. Despite the success of the group, all members eventually severed professional ties with Mathew. He was also previously accused of stealing money from Beyonce, a claim he vehemently denied.

    The "Bow Down" singer described the tense fallout in her HBO documentary, "Life Is But A Dream."

    "I’m feeling very empty because of my relationship with my dad," she said in a candid, privately recorded video. "And I’m so fragile at this point and I feel like my soul has been tarnished. Life is unpredictable but I feel like I had to move on, and not work with my dad. And I don’t care if I don’t sell one record. It’s bigger than the record, it’s bigger than my career."

    'The Wolverine' Teaser Spoils 'X-Men' Cameo -- Or Does It

    Twentieth Century Fox is putting the tease in teaser this week, with a three-day long rollout planned for the new "The Wolverine" trailer. On Monday, the studio released a Vine clip of the trailer (Vine is a social networking site that allows users to share six-second videos to followers); Tuesday will bring a 20-second glimpse of the new clip, followed by the whole megillah hitting the Internet on Wednesday. That's a lot of "Wolverine," but did Fox reveal too much?

    Potential "Wolverine" spoilers ahead. As many fans noted, the six-second Vine clip features a shot of Famke Janssen, best known as the dearly departed Jean Grey from the "X-Men" franchise. Jean and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine had quite an entangled relationship in the original "X-Men" films, but she "died" in "X2" and then, after being reborn as Dark Phoenix in "X-Men: The Last Stand," was killed by Wolverine's claws. Janssen's appearance in "The Wolverine" was rumored as far back as October of 2012, when she was reportedly seen shooting an appearance alongside Jackman.

    What remains unclear at the moment is where Janssen's appearance happens on the "X-Men" timeline. "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," the previous Wolverine film, happened before "X-Men"; "The Wolverine," however, takes place after the "X-Men" series of films, meaning Grey could be alive and well or appear in the film via flashback or dream sequence.

    Watch the "Wolverine" Vine teaser below. "The Wolverine" is out in theaters on July 26.

    Thrill seeker dies at towering Corona Arch, made famous by YouTube videos

    Southeastern Utah’s Corona Arch, a towering geological feature glorified last year on YouTube as the “World’s largest Rope Swing,” has claimed the life of a 22-year-old thrill seeker. Kyle Lee Stocking died Sunday while trying to swing from the 140-foot-high arch, which has experienced a surge in popularity during the past year because of YouTube videos and sharing of videos on social media.

    Standing out is the “World’s Largest Rope Swing,” a video (posted above) that has garnered more than 17 million views since it was uploaded on Feb. 15, 2012. (A behind-the-scenes video from the same group garnered nearly 1 million views.)

    Because of this popularity surge, the Salt Lake Tribune reports, the destination has come to be known as the “Granddaddy of All Cheap Thrills,” and that climbers recently adapted their gear specifically for swinging like a pendulum from the sandstone arch.

    Lt. Kim Neil of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office told the Tribune that the length of rope used by Stocking was “miscalculated and when he swung under the arch, he struck the ground … receiving fatal injuries.”

    Because of its popularity and the obvious danger factor, Corona Arch, which is located on state and federal land near Moab, has been made off-limits to commercial outfitters specializing in extreme rope-swinging.

    However, it remains open to private individuals for hiking and climbing.

    Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Goes On Sale In India For Rs.22,900

    Samsung Smartphones Price Shopping.Indiatimes.Com - Upto 21% Off on Mobiles Today. Spl Clearance Sale. Don't Miss It!

    Back in January, Samsung announced the Galaxy S II Plus smartphone. This handset packs almost same specs from the original Galaxy S II, except the fact that this device will be shipped with the newer Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System and Samsung’s latest Touchwiz Nature UX out-of-the-box. It also comes with a popup video feature which allows you to play a video anywhere on the screen in a resizable pop-up window while simultaneously running other tasks.

    There are no changes in the design of this device, however the mesh like back cover is replaced with the glossy back cover. Samsung has also reduced the internal storage from 16 GB to 8 GB. Infibeam, a popular online retailer has already started selling this device in India. Even the price of this device is similar to the original Galaxy S II. Check out the specs below.

    Samsung Galaxy S II Plus features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, TouchWiz 4.0 UI, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash, full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and more.

    Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 64 GB expandable memory, Samsung Media Hub, Samsung Kies Air, Google Play Store, full HTML web browser, DLNA, HDMI out, Bluetooth 3.0 with EDR, 1 GB RAM, NFC (Near Field Communication), Wi-Fi Direct, up to 610 hrs of stand-by time, up to 8 hrs 40 mins of talk-time and a 1650 mAh battery.

    Carol Vorderman suffers broken nose after tumbling down stairs in high heels


    Loose Women presenter Carol Vorderman has been left battered and bruised after tumbling down the stairs in four-inch heels, breaking her nose against a wall.
    Loose Women presenter Carol Vorderman has been left battered and bruised after tumbling down the stairs in four-inch heels, breaking her nose against a wall.
    Presenter Carol Vorderman has been left battered and bruised after tumbling down the stairs in four-inch heels, breaking her nose against a wall Photo:

    Vorderman was leaving a business meeting at an office block in central London and decided to take the stairs instead of waiting for a lift, but lost her footing and ended up crashing face first into a brick wall.

    The former Countdown maths whiz has been forced to cancel TV appearances for the next few weeks after the fall that also left her with cuts to her forehead and left eyelid that needed stitches.

    Although she fell down only four steps, the impact made worse because her hands were in her pockets.

    The host of ITV’s Food Glorious Food was taken to hospital by her boyfriend, ex-Red Arrows stunt pilot Graham Duff, and she had an operation to reset her nose.

    Vorderman, 52, who has been ordered to rest after the accident on Thursday, said: “I feel like a complete idiot – I really do look like I’ve done eight rounds with Muhammad Ali.

    “Because I had my hands in my coat pockets while I was running, I had nothing to break my fall except my head.

    “The bruising round my eye has reached its peak. I will have a plaster on my nose for a week and hope that the swelling starts to go down.”

    The presenter, who is resting at her home in Bristol, said she had stitches in her forehead and left eyelid, but added that she was “just counting my blessings I didn’t damage my skull or the left eye itself”.

    “I’m feeling OK but I have had to cancel work for a few weeks – so no more Loose Women for a while,” she said.

    Christina Aguilera Shows Off Slimmer Figure

    On Wednesday, Christina Aguilera showed up to "The Voice" season four premiere flaunting a new, toned-down look -- and a slimmer figure.

    The 32-year-old mother of one, looked confident in a black and white dress, and sky high Louboutin heels that accentuated her toned legs.

    The singer, who was stick thin when she first burst on to the scene in 1999, has struggled with her weight for years, but she's never let it -- or comments about her weight -- get her down.

    "I've been on all spectrums [weight-wise], I've been in this [business] for a long time ... You can never be too much of anything," she told reporters at the Television Critics Association conference in January 2012. "You can never bee too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous this that. I've been all sides of the spectrum as far as any female in this business."

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    Amanda Bynes' Family Concerned About Her Well-Being

    Amanda Bynes' family is reportedly thinking about bringing her back to Los Angeles.

    The troubled 26-year-old's bizarre behavior has her loved ones concerned and they're ready to intervene, according to E! News.

    Since moving to New York from L.A., Bynes has been acting strangely, posting weird pictures on Twitter -- umm, that cheek piercing? -- as well as raunchy and inappropriate tweets. A source close to the star tells E! that her family is "concerned for her welfare" and want her to move closer to them so that they can keep an eye on her.

    The source adds that Bynes family is hopeful that everything is going to be OK, but that they're ready to step in if needed. Well, considering her recent run-ins with police and out-of-control solo outings, it appears it's time to intervene.

    Bloomberg, mayor group tout big gun control push

    A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts, including comprehensive background checks.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the ad buy Saturday — just days after Senate Democrats touted stronger background checks while acknowledging insufficient support to restore a ban on assault-style weapons to federal gun control legislation.

    "These ads bring the voices of Americans — who overwhelmingly support comprehensive and enforceable background checks — into the discussion to move senators to immediately take action to prevent gun violence," Bloomberg said in a statement issued by the group he co-founded in 2006.

    The two ads posted on the group's website, called "Responsible" and "Family," show a gun owner holding a rifle while sitting on the back of a pickup truck.

    In one ad, the man says he'll defend the Second Amendment but adds "with rights come responsibilities." The ad then urges viewers to tell Congress to support background checks.

    In the other ad, the man, a hunter, says "background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone." The man then says closing loopholes will stop criminals and the mentally ill from obtaining weapons.

    The Senate is scheduled to debate federal gun control legislation next month. On March 28, the group plans for more than 100 events nationwide in support of passing gun control legislation that includes background checks.

    Mayors Against Illegal Guns and other gun-control advocates frequently cite a mid-1990s study that suggests about 40 percent of U.S. gun transfers were conducted by private sellers not subject to federal background checks. Based on 2011 FBI data, the group estimates 6.6 million firearms transfers are made without a background check for the receiver.

    A spokesman for Bloomberg could not immediately say if the $12 million was coming from Bloomberg or the mayor's political action committee, Independence USA. The New York Times, which first reported the ad campaign Saturday night, said Bloomberg was bankrolling the ad buy.

    A spokesman for the National Rifle Association blasted Bloomberg and the new ads, saying NRA members and supporters would be calling senators directly and urging them to vote against proposed gun control legislation.

    "What Michael Bloomberg is trying to do is ... intimidate senators into not listening to constituents and instead pledge their allegiance to him and his money," said spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

    Jailed 23 years, NY man is freed, has heart attack

     A New York City man whose murder conviction was overturned after 23 years in prison has suffered a heart attack on his second day of freedom.

    David Ranta's lawyer tells The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/102uUVo ) the former inmate had a serious heart attack Friday night and is being treated at a New York hospital.

    Ranta walked out of jail Thursday after a judge threw out his conviction in the 1990 killing of a Brooklyn rabbi.

    Brooklyn prosecutors had recently concluded Ranta's prosecution in the death of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger was fatally flawed.

    Werzberger was killed by a bandit fleeing a botched robbery. One witness said a police lineup that helped convict Ranta had been rigged.

    Ranta is 58. He told reporters Thursday that his new freedom was emotionally overwhelming.

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    Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

    Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2012 - Vanessa Hudgens

    Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2012 - Vanessa Hudgens

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    At Least 200,000 People Want CNN to Apologize for Its Sympathetic Steubenville Coverage

     Remember the CNN broadcast a few days ago, when Candy Crowley and friends bemoaned the fates of the Steubenville rapists? That didn't go over well, and nearly a quarter million people want the network to do something about it. In the two days since the verdict was read, a Change.org petition asking for CNN to make an on-air apology — okay, several on-air apologies —  has gained over 215,000 signatures and looked to be on track to reach the self-assigned goal of 300,000 in a matter of hours. In other words, a lot of people are not happy with how CNN covered the Steubenville trial, and they're not going to forget about it any time soon.

    If you're just catching up on CNN's Steubenville coverage, you've come to the right place. We've been following the Steubenville rape case closely for a months now and know all too well how divisive its been. The trial and immediate (and ongoing) aftermath turned nothing short of nasty at times, which is precisely why many news organization handled the verdict with kid gloves. The formula for fair coverage was pretty simple. Step one: stick to the facts. Step two: don't sympathize with convicted rapists. Step three: definitely, absolutely, don't even think about revealing the identity of the victim on national television.

    As we pointed out the night of the verdict on Sunday, CNN didn't do so well with those simple steps. Fact-wise, few had complaints about CNN telling the truth. It was how they told it that's stirred nationwide anger. In correspondent Poppy Harlow's report from Steubenville (above), she waxed compassionate in speaking about how the convicted rapists "that had promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believed their lives fell apart." The whole segment more or less follows that vein of reasoning with the other two on-air personalities saying similar things, and the Internet was not happy about that. Then CNN revealed the name of the victim on air, with MSNBC and Fox News to follow.

    So now people want CNN to formally apologize. A lot of people want this. The petition's stated request — "apologize on-air, several times over the course of the next week, at the start of every hour" — is a little extreme. At a basic level, however, it's hard to understand why CNN wouldn't feel compelled to address the backlash. Then again, CNN doesn't do everything right, well, ever.

    Jay Leno calls NBC 'extinct' in latest monologue joke

    With a report in the New York Times today confirming the network has promised Jimmy Fallon that he will succeed Jay Leno as the next host of the iconic late-night program, fans of talk-show intrigue will doubtless tune in to see if Leno has a reaction tonight.

    Though we’re told the host did not directly address the Fallon news in Wednesday’s taping, he did once again take a shot at NBC’s low ratings. “According to several reports, scientists say they are getting closer and closer to being able to do Jurassic Park-style cloning of extinct species,” Leno told his audience. “Imagine that. Things that were once thought to be extinct could be brought back from the dead. So there’s hope for NBC. It could turn around.”

    On Monday, he compared his NBC bosses to “snakes.” While on Tuesday night, he took a swipe at the ratings.  Guests tonight include Vanessa Hudgens and Chris O’Dowd with musical guest Gary Clark Jr.

    NBC plans to move The Tonight Show from Burbank, Calif. to New York, where Fallon currently tapes his Late Night show. There is also talk of Tonight returning to a 90-minute format. It’s unclear when an official announcement will take place (NBC “categorically” denied an initial report about the decision). For now, NBC is only confirming that it is building a brand new set for Fallon.

    Disney World photo captures couple together 15 years before they met

     No one knows better than Alex and Donna Voutsinas that it’s a small world after all.

    Thirty years ago, when they lived in separate countries long before they met and married, a family shot of little Donna at Walt Disney World captured Alex in a stroller in the background.

    “It just blew our minds when we realized,” Alex Voutsinas, a 32-year-old transplanted Montrealer told the Star Thursday from south Florida.

    That fateful realization came just one week before their wedding eight years ago. Alex and Donna had been going through old family snapshots. There, in the blurry background of a picture of 5-year-old Donna was 3-year-old Alex being pushed down Main Street at the same moment in 1980 by his father. The senior Voutsinas’s distinctive jet-black hair with its white tuft caught his eye.

    “My mother pulled out albums from the same trip. My dad is wearing exactly the same outfit.”

    Other pictures from that trip showed Alex on his dad’s shoulders. The boy in the background of Donna’s picture and the boy in those pictures were the same.

    A blow-up of the famous frame hangs on their living room wall in Boynton Beach, Fla., but Alex’s mother keeps the original in a safe.

    “It’s like gold to her.”

    It wasn’t until the couple joined Facebook recently and posted the picture that the world got wind of the staggering twist of fate with which they’d entertained family and friends for years.

    Alex, who is a dual Canadian-U.S. citizen, and his family of hoteliers had moved to Florida when he was 10.

    He and Donna met 15 years ago when they worked at the same hotel in Boca Raton shortly after she’d moved south from Long Island, N.Y. They dated for six years, married and had three sons, who they take to Disney World regularly.

    “We’ve taken pictures of the kids,” he said, “and they say they’re looking for their future wives in the background.”

    Sofia Vergara's Bra Size Actress Tells Vogue Her Breasts Are Real

    Sofia Vergara is known for her curves, and though it's her comedic timing that has made her a star on ABC's "Modern Family," she's probably quite happy she didn't listen to a former publicist who suggested she get a breast reduction.

    The Colombian-born actress opens up to Vogue for the magazine's annual Shape issue, and reveals that while curves might be coveted, her assets make it slightly harder to get red-carpet ready.

    "I mean, a normal girl will just put the dress on and leave. I need them to be like an armory. My dresses are like a work of art inside because, you know, I am 40 years old, I had a baby, and I am a 32F boob." she explained to Vogue, adding that she hasn't had any help from surgeons wielding silicone or saline.

    "And they are real still. When they are fake, you take the bra off and they are still there, perfect! Me—no, so I have to bring them up! I have to build the dresses up to here so that the bras—ach, it’s a whole, der—ugh—tchah!” she told the magazine, expressing her exasperation.

    It's not the first time Vergara has discussed her simultaneous appreciation and frustration with her breasts. In 2010, she told Self magazine:

        When I was 13, I got these ridiculous boobs. I wanted surgery. I told my mom, 'As soon as I'm older, please take these boobs away.' She said, 'Sofía, shut up. When you're 18, it will be different.' I was like, 'Why would I want these huge tits? I'm a 34DD.' It's hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper. That said, I'm grateful I have them, and honestly, they've helped me a lot in my career. And I've always felt sexy.

    In the years since that interview, the star has apparently gone up a cup size, no doubt making it slightly more difficult to find the right clothes, but somehow we don't think it's going to hinder her career in the least.

    'Croods' Review New Animated Film Is 'Brisk And Beautiful'

     they're just like us! – or so "The Croods" seems to be saying with its familiar mix of generational clashes, coming-of-age milestones and generally relatable laughs.

    The animated adventure features a strong, star-studded cast and dazzles visually in wondrously colorful, vibrant 3-D, but the script doesn't pop off the screen quite so effectively. The overly facile message here is: Trying new things is good. It's a useful notion for kids in the crowd to chew on, but their older companions may be longing for something more substantive. Still, "The Croods" is both brisk and beautiful, and should be sufficiently entertaining for family audiences for whom few such options exist these days.

    "The Croods" might be especially resonant with young female viewers, with a strong, resourceful teenage girl at its center named Eep (voiced by Emma Stone in her usual charming rasp). It's the prehistoric era, and while the rest of Eep's family prefers the comforting safety of hiding fearfully inside a cave, with only sporadic outings for group hunts, she longs to see what's outside those stone walls.

    Her dad, Grug (Nicolas Cage), is especially protective, neurotically worrying about every possible unknown and urging the same sort of apprehension in everyone else, including his supportive wife, Ugga (an underused Catherine Keener), and doltish 9-year-old son, Thunk (Clark Duke). ("Never not be afraid," is one of dad's favorite sayings.) There's also a sharp-toothed Tasmanian devil of a baby named Sandy and Grug's mother-in-law, voiced in reliably sassy fashion by Cloris Leachman. The gags that depict her as a disapproving nag are more than a bit stale; if there's any heart-tugging or even vaguely engaging bond here, it's the father-daughter one between Grug and Eep.

    One day, Eep dares to escape while everyone else is sleeping and meets up with the hottest (and only) guy she's ever seen. Conveniently, he's named Guy, and he's voiced by Ryan Reynolds. He has a furry, impossibly cute companion named Belt who holds up his pants (kids will dig this tiny scene-stealer). But he also astonishes her with something she's never seen before called fire. Guy warns that the world is ending, and that she should come with him if she wants to live. When her family's cave is destroyed, they reluctantly realize they must all go with Guy. This sets up: a) some basic, tried-and-true road trip jokes and b) a blossoming romance between Guy and Eep, which dad naturally tries to stifle.

    The themes aren't exactly groundbreaking from co-writers and directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco (with John Cleese sharing a story-by credit, having been a part of early drafts of the script), and the plot feels too repetitive with the Croods encountering one unexplored terrain after another and responding in predictable ways.

    But the oohs, ahhs and scattered laughs come from the various creatures the Croods discover along their journey, including the hungry, hot-pink piranha birds, the upside-down pear bears and the fearsome bear owls. Much of the lush landscape and vivid details feel as if they were taken directly from "Avatar," and a similar sense of wonder propels these stronger segments. The lighting can indeed be magical, so it's no surprise that we are urged over and over again to step into it.

    "The Croods," from DreamWorks Animation, is rated PG for some scary action. Running time: 92 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

    7 Marines killed in explosion during training exercise at Army depot in Nevada

    Seven U.S. Marines were killed and at least seven wounded when a mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise overnight at an Army munitions depot in the Nevada desert, military officials told NBC News.

    There were conflicting reports about what happened. According to one account, a 60-millimeter mortar shell exploded in a tube as Marines were preparing to fire it. Another account said that the shell exploded as Marines were picking it up to load it.

    The accident happened just before 10 p.m. Monday at Hawthorne Army Depot, a 230-square-mile ammunition storage and training facility just east of the California line.

    The injured were taken to two hospitals. Stacy Kendall, a spokeswoman for Renown Regional Medical Center, a trauma center about 100 miles away in Reno, said the injuries included traumas and fractures.

    The Marines were part of the 2nd Marine Division, a ground combat force based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

    The depot’s website says it is a training facility for the Army, Navy and Marines, including Special Operations forces preparing to deploy to the Middle East. The site says that the facility offers a “realistic simulation of the situation in Afghanistan” because of the mountainous desert terrain.

    A Marines spokesman said that the dead would be identified publicly 24 hours after their next of kin were notified.

    “We send our prayers and condolences to the families of Marines involved in this tragic incident. We remain focused on ensuring that they are supported through this difficult time,” said Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, which includes the 2nd Division. “We mourn their loss, and it is with heavy hearts we remember their courage and sacrifice.”

    Spring Breakers James Franco as the Wizard of Odd

    His real name is Al, but the Tampa gangsta drugsta played by James Franco calls himself Alien. Sporting elaborate cornrows and front teeth studded with more grillwork than a ’58 Plymouth, Alien is a man in love with his stuff: his gun-bedecked walls, his bed “that’s an art piece,” his constantly running loop of the 1983 Florida crime classic Scarface. (Maybe he never got to the end of the movie.) Put another way, he’s the Wizard of Oz in his own crazy, Day-Glo kingdom, and instead of Munchkins he’s got a posse of hot chicks. “Bikinis and big booties, y’all,” Alien proclaims. “That’s what life is about.”

    It is, at least, during the months-long rite of passion known as spring break. Needing little urging from the gentlemen on Florida’s Gulf Coast, young women booze on the beach, merrily expose their siliconed breasts and fellate red-white-and-blue lollipops, all to fulfill the hedonistic edicts of Girls Gone Wild videos and MTV. They act silly; you can watch.


    Spring Breakers, written and directed by Harmony Korine, operates under two pretenses: that it’s a more extreme version of spring-break movies that stretch back at least half a century, to the sedate dating of 1960′s Where the Boys Are, and that it’s a satire of the genre — indeed, of the American dream of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll and eternal nubility.

    But the movie, the most accessible in the oeuvre of the 40-year-old who really was an enfant terrible when, back in the early ’90s, he wrote the script for Kids — Larry Clark’s teen-AIDS outrage — has a little too much fun exploiting the milieu it may be trying to mock. Spring Breakers is a canny mixture of satire and sellout — if there’s even a difference between the two in a movie age where excess and irony have become incestuous twins.

    Say this for the writer-director: he scored several artistic coups, none of them having much to do with what’s onscreen. He signed Franco for the Alien role and corralled three young graduates of well-scrubbed TV shows — Selena Gomez, from the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place; Vanessa Hudgens of Disney’s High School Musical films; and Ashley Benson of the ABC Family Channel’s Pretty Little Liars — to dance around in skimpies. Two of them mime smoking dope and lesbonic kissing.

    Gomez plays the pointedly named Faith, who is part of a Christian sect and the college friend of Candy (Hudgens), Brit (Benson) and Cotty (Rachel Korine, the director’s wife). She’s known them for years, she tells her skeptical evangelical cohorts; these girls are good people. Faith should have trusted in the skepticism of her grumpy co-religionists. Yea, I say unto thee, her friends are the demon spawn.

    Stuck at school and short on cash, Candy, Cotty and Brit raise money for the trip to Florida by donning ski masks, talking like rap masters and robbing the patrons of a Chicken Shack. Once in Tampa, with Faith in tow, they party their way into jail. There they are bailed out by Alien, who takes them on as his posse in a turf battle with archrival Archie (rapper Gucci Mane). Faith sees the light and heads for home, another girl takes a bullet, and the remaining pair turn out to be gunslingers of the most violent order.

    A pop-art junk movie, Spring Breakers does reveal an artist at work: French cinematographer Benoît Debie, who filmed Gaspar Noé’s truly transgressive Irréversible and Enter the Void. Saturating the images with a neon tinge and supervising a sensational reverse-crane shot of revelers by the hundreds at a pool party, Debie gives Spring Breakers a great look, even if the movie’s mind is nearly as wasted as Alien’s.

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino And Keith Richards May Just Be The World's Coolest BFFs

    Apparently the three are very fond of one another, as revealed at the HBO premiere of David Mamet's movie "Phil Spector" this week. According to the New York Post, Pacino (who plays the titular role in "Spector") met up with Richards for the first time and the two icons had a friendly exchange.

    "We have a mutual friend," Richards was overheard telling Pacino. "Johnny Depp!" Pacino replied, "I love Johnny!"

    And somewhere in the world, an angel got a high five.

    Pacino and Depp were co-stars in the 1997 movie "Donnie Brasco" and Richards wrote and performed the song "Only Found Out Yesterday" on Depp's blockbuster hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" in 2007.

    Also, Depp's next talked-about project, the thriller "Black Mass," will be directed by Barry Levinson -- who was the producer on Pacino's "Phil Spector." In the film, Depp is set to play the part of infamous gangster Whitey Bulger.

    Swiss Tourist Gang-Raped in Central India

    Indian media are reporting that a Swiss tourist was gang-raped in the central state of Madhya Pradesh and that 13 men are being questioned.

    Local police superintendent C. S. Solanki told the Press Trust of India that the woman and her husband had camped out for the night in a forest after bicycling from the temple town of Orchha on Friday when they were attacked by a group of eight men.

    He said the couple were beaten and had their belongings stolen, and that the woman was gang-raped.

    Solanki said police were questioning 13 men in connection with the attack.

    India has seen outrage and protests against rape and attacks on women since the fatal gang-rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi in December.

    A photo showed the woman — her identity concealed with a hood — walking while being escorted by police to the hospital.

    Police detained 13 men and questioned them, Gurjar said. Six of the men were released after questioning. No other details were immediately available.

    Indian television stations showed scores of police searching the forest where the attack occurred.

    Swiss Foreign Ministry spokesman Tilman Renz described the case as “deeply disturbing” and said Swiss diplomats were assisting the couple.

    The diplomats called on Indian authorities “to do everything to quickly find the perpetrators so that they can be held accountable,” Renz said in a statement.

    Last month, the Swiss government issued a travel notice for India that included a warning about “increasing numbers of rapes and other sexual offenses” in the South Asian nation.

    India has seen outrage and widespread protests against attacks on women since December’s fatal gang-rape of a young woman on a moving bus in New Delhi, the capital. The crime horrified Indians and set off nationwide protests about India’s treatment of women and spurred the government to hurry through a new package of laws to protect them.

    One of six suspects in the December attack was found dead in a New Delhi jail this past week. Authorities said he hanged himself, but his family and lawyer insisted foul play was involved. A magistrate is investigating. Four other men and a juvenile remain on trial for the attack.

    Britney Spears, New Boyfriend David Lucado Get Lunch

    Britney Spears grabbed lunch with new boyfriend David Lucado at Cisco's in Camarillo, Calif., Thursday. The 31-year-old pop singer was first spotted out with 27-year-old Lucado in February, and they've since been spotted doing totally normal-person things, like hitting the driving range and dining out for Valentine's Day and going to the tanning salon together.

    Spears ended her engagement to longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick just one month prior, in January. "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I'll always adore him and we remain great friends," she said in a statement at the time.

    Mark Burnett says 'weird things happened' on 'The Bible' set

    Last Sunday, the first installment of History’s five-part miniseries The Bible beat everything on television with a massive 13.1 million viewers, making it cable’s most-watched entertainment telecast this year.

    For producer Mark Burnett, who worked on the ten-hour special with wife Roma Downey, the success of The Bible isn’t all that surprising. “It will be, over the next 40 or 50 years, the most watched thing that Roma and I have ever made,” he told EW, quite confidently, back in January.

    At the time, Burnett gushed about shooting the series. “I really believe what I’m going to tell you right now,” he said. “The hand of God was on this…. the edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to life.” But Burnett wasn’t just speaking about how well the practicalities of production had gone. “Weird things happened during filming,” he said. “Everybody would look at each other like, “Whoa.”

    Here are a few of the “weird things” he was talking about:

    A mighty desert wind
    “There’s a scene with Jesus and Nicodemus, when Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night. It’s a very still night, not a breath of wind, and we’re on the edge of the Sahara desert in a palm grove in an oasis… Jesus says, ‘The Holy Spirit is like the wind.’ At that moment, a wind, like as if a 747 was taking off, blew his hair, almost blew the set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the desert, and the actors didn’t break — they kept going. And everything stopped. Everyone just looked at everyone like, ‘What just happened?’”

    The missing frock
    “We had hundreds of craftsmen working [on making costumes], and the most important costume was Jesus’ costume. Every time, at the end of the day, the costume’s got to be taken away to be maintained. So when we were doing the baptism scenes, it’s completely immersed in water. During it, a portion of the costume came away. We shot this in a giant reservoir on the edge of the Sahara desert, so we’re never going to find this again. It’s really bad. Every time you lose something, you’ve got five months ahead, and you can’t replicate these costumes. Four days later, a kid showed up from many, many, many miles away, who had been seeking us through the desert to return this to us. He didn’t know what it was why he should seek us, but he felt he had to return it.”

    Festival Stages Checked After Falling Screen Injures 3

    The electronic dance music festival that began Friday will draw internationally renowned disc jockeys, producers and tens of thousands of revelers as one of the largest dance music gatherings in the world super-sizes to two weekends. It also will draw the expanding genre's great unknowns, the next big acts who catch the attention of the 330,000 revelers expected to attend.

    "Ultra Fest is important because a lot of kids who go there don't even know who's playing," said the producer Diplo, who will be performing with his group Major Lazer. "Two years ago Skrillex went and played for free. He just wanted to be part of that lineup, part of the Ultra thing. Then next year he headlined. That's how big you can get in the DJ world within a year."

    This year's festival attracts most of the genres top names, including Swedish House Mafia, which will be playing its final show as a trio three years after making their North American debut at the festival. David Guetta, DeadMau5, Afrojack, Avicii and scores more were scheduled to perform – though preparation of the festival's main stage was temporarily halted following an accident Thursday that injured three workers, two seriously.

    The festival is now in its 15th year, but has gained rapidly in prominence as EDM has flourished. Long popular in Europe, house music has taken root in popular music in the U.S., climbing into top 40 radio and propelling DJs, once faceless figures behind the turntables, center stage. Pop artists like Rihanna, Pitbull and Lady Gaga have found enormous success incorporating the electronic sound into their music.

    The proliferation of hits has changed the way some artists present their music at Ultra, said Chad Cisneros of Tritonal. DJs still come to the event to showcase new tracks, but more frequently they play sets their fans already know well.

    "It's changed from a technology and a fan perspective," Cisneros said. "They know what to expect. And they know what tracks they want to hear."

    Ultra has served as a taste-making force during EDM's ascent into the popular consciousness.

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    UFC 158 Preview: 5 Questions Surrounding the GSP/Diaz Fight Card

    If it feels like you've waited forever to see Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz face off, well, you're not alone.

    We've waited a long time for this fight. And there was a time, back when Diaz was suspended and retired and not coming back to the UFC, that I figured it was going to fall in that category of "dream fights that never came to fruition," right alongside Fedor Emelianenko vs. Randy Couture or Brock Lesnar.

    Diaz came to his senses and decided to continue fighting, and St-Pierre elected to go with the biggest-money fight available to him in the welterweight division instead of facing Johny Hendricks or moving up in weight to face Anderson Silva. So even though the road was a long one, we're finally here: St-Pierre and Diaz will step in the Octagon on Saturday night in Montreal.

    I'll be in Montreal all week providing you with the usual fight week news and nuggets. But for now, let's take a look at five questions surrounding various fighters on the card.

     There's very little question that Georges St-Pierre truly dislikes Nick Diaz. We've known that for quite some time now.

    The question surrounding the fight is this: Will St-Pierre's hatred for everything Diaz represents result in GSP actually trying to finish a fight rather than score a wrestling-based decision?

    I don't know that it will. I hope so, but we've seen instances of St-Pierre having plenty of dislike for his opponents in the past. Josh Koscheck, for example, got under the welterweight champion's skin for a long time leading up to their fight, and yet St-Pierre was content to keep Koscheck grounded for the majority of their UFC 124 fight.

    I can't blame St-Pierre for going after a win in the best way he knows how. He's a rich man with a brand to protect, and much of the popularity of that brand comes from his long reign as champion. In his head, it probably makes more sense to score the win however he can, and if that means wrestling his opponent for five rounds, so be it.

    But we've also spent a lot of time hearing St-Pierre discuss how he's not going to do that anymore, how he's going to go for the finish. And then, after each unanimous decision win, St-Pierre apologizes for not finishing his opponent.

    It's time to stop apologizing and start taking a few risks. If St-Pierre wants to maintain his standing as one of the most popular fighters in the world, he'll need to show the fans that he's willing to do a little bit extra to thank them for paying their hard-earned dollars to watch him fight. And there's no better opponent with which to do that than Diaz.

    This is a situation tailor-made for St-Pierre to put on an exciting fight, because he has a willing opponent that would love nothing more than to stand and trade punches. And on top of that, this is a real grudge match that has the potential to send his hometown Montreal crowd into raptures.

    I would understand if he just wants the win, but I want to see GSP do more than just win. I want to see him excel.


    Can Johny Hendricks make a statement and overcome his biggest test to date?

    By all rights, Johny Hendricks should be competing against Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 158. He's the rightful top contender and is riding a five-fight winning streak, with his last three wins coming over top-10 competition.

    'Bachelor' Sean Lowe proposes, and the lucky bride

    Catherine Giudici, a goofy, nerdy, 26-year-old graphic designer, has won the heart of “Bachelor” Sean Lowe.

    The handsome fan favorite proposed in Thailand on the “The Bachelor” finale, after reading a note from the Seattle native, part of which read: “I know neither one of us is perfect, but I truly believe we are perfect for each other.”

    “This has been a crazy journey,” Sean told an obviously nervous, shaking Catherine, who was wearing a shimmery, gold gown. “I knew from the very beginning that you were someone I wanted to be around. I miss you every time I have to say goodbye. I don’t want to say goodbye anymore.”

    “I want to spend the rest of my life telling you I love you and making you feel like the most special, beautiful woman in the world,” Sean said beaming, as he got down on one knee. “Catherine, will you marry me?”

    - Catherine Guidice accepts her proposal

    “Yes! Ohmygod!” Catherine squealed as the Neil Lane diamond slid onto her finger.  “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, is this for real?”

    “I love you so much. I’m gonna tell you every day,” Sean said.

    And it gets better. An elephant whisked them away into the sunset. No, really.

    The day wasn’t all sunshine and roses, though. Before proposing to Catherine, Sean first had to break up with Lindsay Yenter, a 24-year-old substitute teacher from North Carolina, who infamously showed up the first night dressed in a wedding dress and got veeeeery tipsy. 

    Sean told a stunned Lindsay that letting her go was the “toughest thing” he ever had to do. 

    “I want to give you my heart so bad, but my heart is somewhere else,” he said. “I’ve been so confused, and have been searching and praying for clarity. I think I’ve finally gotten it.”

    Kelly Osbourne leaves the hospital after treatment for seizure

    Five days after she was hospitalized for a seizure, Kelly Osbourne has left the hospital and is expected to be just fine. The TV host's doctors have determined that she is unlikely to have future episodes and can therefore get back to her life.

    The strange situation began on Thursday (March 7) when Osbourne suffered a seizure during a taping of her E! show, "Fashion Police." She was quickly rushed to the hospital, where doctors examined her to determine whether or not the seizure had been caused by epilepsy or some other disease.

    Now, according to a report from E! News, the doctors think Osbourne will be just fine. A statement from her rep to the news outlet stated that "Kelly Osbourne has returned home and has been given a clean bill of health by her doctor... Doctors ran numerous tests and determined that this was most likely a onetime episode of which there are no conclusive results."

    This is certainly good news for Osbourne. Despite the scary situation, she managed some humorous tweets during her time in the hospital. On Tuesday (March 11), for example, Osbourne tweeted:

    "My life is now like an episode of House = the impending fight against death and the look of fear in everyones faces!"

    Conde Nast launches slate of original programming

    Conde Nast is launching a slate of original Web series, continuing the publisher's push to expand its stable of magazines into multimedia programming.

    Conde Nast will debut on Tuesday online channels on YouTube and other video destinations for Glamour and GQ. The digital programming is just the start of plans for Conde Nast to spin off video series from many, if not all, of its magazines — even, potentially, The New Yorker.

    In 2011, Conde Nast launched Conde Nast Entertainment to develop and produce movies, TV shows and Internet offerings based on its magazine brands. Dawn Ostroff, formerly president of entertainment for the CW network and an executive for Lifetime Television, came aboard to spur the multimedia expansion.

    "This is by far one of the most exciting parts of what we're working on at CNE because it really is the future," says Ostroff. "It extends the reach of our brands, it really allows us to tap into a new audience, and we have the opportunity to be one of the first innovators in this space."

    The four Glamour series include four- or five-minute-long shows like "Elevator Makeover," in which hosts Jessica Harlow and Theodore Leaf quickly remake a girl's appearance in a long elevator ride. Among the four GQ shows are a workout guide called "Fighting Weight" and "The Ten," in which celebrities share the 10 items they can't live without.

    "This is just our first step, but clearly as we go forward, video is going to be a huge part of what we do here," says Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive. She also stars in one of the videos, one that tracks her during a day of covering Fashion Week. "In the future, this will be a huge part of what my staff — the brand staff — does."

    Earlier this year, one of Ostroff's initiatives met some backlash after contracts with Conde Nast writers were reworked to grant the company "first-look" rights to any adaptations of published articles. Compensation rates for writers were also locked in. Some agents and writers protested that the terms were unfair.

    But with steady decline throughout the industry in print magazine circulation, Ostroff and Conde Nast are intent on capitalizing from the sometimes lucrative entertainment possibilities in its magazines. The best-picture winner "Argo," for example, was partly based on an article published by Conde Nast's tech magazine Wired.

    The company says that 850 of its writers have since signed the new deals. Conde Nast Entertainment has several film projects in development.

    Anne Hathaway’s PDA-Packed Coffee Date

    Two weeks after the “Les Miserables” star took home her first Oscar, she and actor/jewelry designer hubby Adam Shulman were spotted locking lips at a coffee shop in Brooklyn on Sunday.

    The happy couple certainly wasn’t shy about smooching in public – or for the cameras, for that matter – since they were sitting smack in front of the café’s window. They might have just had a lot of extra energy thanks to all the caffeine, but Hathaway, 30, has made it clear in past interviews that she’s simply smitten with her man, whom she married last September.

    “He’s a good man. He’s beyond intelligent. He loves fearlessly. His beliefs are beautiful. He’s my best friend. I love him,” the actress told Glamour of Shulman, 31, in January. “I just feel that I have the greatest husband in the world for me.”

    She may have the greatest husband now, but she almost didn’t. The New Jersey native spent four years in a serious relationship with Italian businessman Raffaello Folleri, who, in 2008, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison for defrauding investors. The two broke up right around the time he was arrested and Hathaway began dating Shulman later that year.

    After their weekend kissing session, the spouses took a bundled-up stroll around the 'hood, with Shulman donning a shearling jacket and his wife wearing a navy trench coat, skinny jeans, and a retro headband. But it looks like Anne interrupted their romantic outing by taking a cell phone during their walk.

    Holly Madison to Her Baby Name Haters: I Don’t Care What You Think!

    Holly Madison is so ecstatic over motherhood that she's thumbing her nose at the haters who have criticized her baby name selection.

    The new mom, who welcomed daughter Rainbow Aurora on March 5, dismissed her critics in a brief but succinct blog post she published over the weekend.

    "There are a lot of smug haters out there who bag on my choice of a name, but I don’t care about what they think," wrote the 33-year-old, who welcomed the baby with her party promoter beau, Pasquale Rotella. "I want my daughter to be proud of who she is and learn to speak up and stand up for herself at a young age. I spent most of my life being a people-pleaser who worried about what other people thought or thought was cool and I don’t want that for her."

    Madison went on to talk about how she picked the name Rainbow, noting that she didn't invent it. It was actually the name of a girl she knew when she was growing up.

    "I have always loved the name Rainbow," shared Madison, who was born Hollin Sue Cullen. "There was a girl in my school a few years younger than me named Rainbow and I was so envious of her name because it was so pretty and unusual. She was a perfectly normal, well-adjusted, sporty girl, by the way, so I’m not worried about my daughter being 'traumatized' by having an unusual name."

    The reality TV star concluded by writing, "I couldn’t be more blessed to have such a perfect daughter and have never been happier than I am now!"

    Kim Kardashian’s Vampire Facelift Does It Work?


    The 32-year-old reality star, always up for looking "young," underwent a so-called vampire facelift on Sunday's episode of her show "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami." The procedure is the same one that Oscar attendees received via a gift certificate in their swag bags last month. So, what is it and, more importantly, does it really work?

    Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Boston, has performed the procedure "periodically" in the last five years, and tells omg! that people who like the latest and greatest treatments tend to ask for it.

    Here's how he describes it: "What you do is you take out from a person's arm about two teaspoons full of blood - a standard blood draw, like you would get when you go to the doctor — and add some chemicals, spin it down, and separate it a certain way, and you end up with some fluid that can be injected into the face," Spielgel explains. "It's similar to — if you ever scraped your knee, that kind of yellowy stuff that you see oozing out of you - it's like that. So then you inject this back in into the area where there are wrinkles. The thought is that the natural body products that you inject in are going to stimulate your body to produce more collagen, provide some volume in itself, perhaps it contains stem cells that are gonna help - the goal is to get a much better appearance using your own body's blood."

    He estimates the cost is about $1,000, which is comparable to that of proven fillers like Juvaderm or Restylane. However, he says it might not be that much of a bargain if the results don't last.

    "For a little while, you will sees an improvement because you just put an injection in," Spiegel says. Still, he's not so sure the effect will last.

    Neither is celebrity esthetician Reneé Rouleau.

    "It just sounds more about sensationalism than it is about really driving a proven result," she says. "I've been in the skincare industry 25 years, and there's always things that come and go. It's kind of like this: Anything that is really a miracle, everybody will know about it. And this blood facial's been around already for a couple years and it's not a household name, so that right there tells you it's not being embraced. And if it's not being embraced, it's not that effective. There are always trends with ingredients, but the ones that are really proven are the ones that stay around."

    Dr. Spiegel admits that he understands why the vampire treatment appeals to some. Technically, you're just moving blood from one place to another.

    Erik Spoelstra Steps Out With His Girlfriend

    The coach of the defending NBA champion Miami Heat has presided over his squad's 18-game winning streak, the longest in franchise history and in the league this season.

    And, as if things couldn't get any more exciting for Spoelstra, the famously private coach recently stepped out with his girlfriend for the first time.

    The Miami Herald reports that the 42-year-old coach is dating 24-year-old Nikki Sapp, a Miami native and a former Heat dancer.

    Apparently Spoelstra has been dating Sapp for nearly two years, but the couple only recently made their relationship public. Sapp is now a director at the Guy Hepner art gallery in West Hollywood, Calif., and so she splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles.

    Spoelstra and Sapp have attended a few charity events together -- the Miami Heat Family Foundation night of "Motown Revue" and a fundraiser for Lauren's Kids, a group that works on preventing the sexual abuse of children.

    Tapsee’s satire on movie Buffs Photo

    Delhi babe Tapsee was known for her glam doll roles and modern attires onscreen. Even the critics and general audience have branded her as an actress who fits best in roles which require actors to look glamorous.

    However, Gundello Gadari is gonna change the mindset of audience and the way they look at our sexy lady.

    Tapsee was seen sporting tradition outfits in the film and her makeover was very much appreciated by the film lovers right from the morning shows on March 8th (Yesterday).

        Thrilled with the response she has been getting, Tapsee comment, ‘For everyone who thought I’m all about playing a modern glamorised character please do watch Gundello Godari. Will help u to rethink’ .

    What made Tapsee say all these words? Is it her growing confidence or a sign of success gone to head? Let’s wait for few more days to get judgemental!

    Katrina Kaif shows the Essentials Photo

    The bare essentials that make many hot women look more gorgeous at right places is what our hot Kat wants to teach this time. Throwing her pulsating looks at the camera, this hot Bollywood starlet shows what all she can to melt mountains.

    Katrina Kaif posed to perfection after hanging that checker coat on her shoulder and giving a nice glimpse of that white soft bra, an essential for hot women. One gets exhausted to scan through the outlines of those cute shapely assets.

    We can actually figure out that new hour glass shape of Kat’s waist too. With plenty of hotness on display, she best explains why she is the most deserved beauty for Indian youths

    Chris Brown Rant: Singer Goes Off About How To Talk To A Woman

    The singer, 23, went off at Emerson Theatre in Hollywood early Thursday a.m., wildly ranting to the crowd about how to treat a woman -- and it was all caught on tape. In a video exclusively obtained by TMZ, Brown interrupts the DJ, grabs the mic and starts explaining how he keeps Rihanna where he wants her.

    Be prepared, this is NSFW and pretty foul.

        "Every guy in this building has said one thing to their female ... If you're not an insecure n----, and you let her have fun with her friends, I applaud you. But you gotta say that one thing to her, and I made this s--t up. [sings] Don't make me have to tell you again, that that's my p---y baby! It is mine, baby, babe, mine. So you better not give it away!"

    Brown continued by telling the men in the crowd to heed his advice and make sure their "b---hes" know who's boss.

    "So every person in this motherf----- building, if you got a bad b---h you better say that to her. Cause she might f--k another n----."

    Rihanna's on-again love has been trying to make a conscious effort to assure people that he's deeply sorry for the now infamous 2009 Grammys incident, where he beat Rihanna and tarnished his image. Brown recently told the Mirror that night is "the deepest regret of my life, the biggest mistake."

    Mark Hunt Steps In to Face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160

    Mark Hunt will face former UFC heavyweight champion Junior do Santos at UFC 160 on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    MMAFighting.com  first reported the news, and UFC officials later confirmed the match.

    The announcement comes days after UFC president Dana White said Hunt had turned down the fight with dos Santos.  A phone conversation between Hunt and White seems to have been what made the fight happen.

    dos Santos was originally scheduled to face Alistair Overeem on the UFC 160 card, but a quadriceps injury in training forced Overeem out of the bout.

    Hunt (9-7) is on a four-fight winning streak and is coming off of a knockout win over Stefan Struve at UFC on Fuel TV 8 on March 3.  dos Santos (15-2) is coming off of a loss to Cain Velasquez at 155 in December, where he lost the heavyweight title.

    UFC 160 is headlined by a rematch between Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.  Hunt vs. dos Santos will be the co-main event.

    Nation’s most expensive rental may be most famous for ‘Godfather’ horse head

    The billiard room contains a massive stone fireplace mantel that Hearst brought from San Simeon.Last month, we brought you the nation's most expensive home for sale, Dallas' $135 million (or so the owner hopes!) Crespi-Hicks estate.

    Not to be outdone, the Beverly House in Beverly Hills, Calif., is muscling its way into the stratosphere with what is believed to be the most expensive rental home in the nation: a staggering $600,000 a month.

    You probably know the house without even realizing it: Remember the scene from "The Godfather" where a Hollywood mogul finds a horse head in his bed? That was filmed at the Beverly House. But the home has an illustrious history beyond that, too: William Randolph Hearst left San Simeon -- the California setting of his never-finished Hearst Castle -- to move into the Beverly House, which paramour Marion Davies bought for him in 1946. And John F. Kennedy honeymooned at the Beverly House with Jackie.

    Plus, the Kevin Costner/Whitney Houston vehicle "The Bodyguard" was filmed there.

    Some vital statistics: The 50,000-square-foot estate, at 1011 North Beverly Drive a few blocks above Sunset Boulevard, has 17 bedrooms and 29 bathrooms on 3.7 acres. The compound includes a guesthouse over an eight-car garage, a security cottage, a separate two-bedroom apartment, a four-bedroom gate lodge, two projection rooms, spa facilities and even an Art Deco nightclub. An outdoor terrace seats up to 400. The billiard room contains a massive stone fireplace mantle brought from San Simeon.

    Curbed recently mapped the 10 most expensive rentals on the market, and the next closest competitor appears to be Pierce Brosnan's Malibu spread at less than half the price -- a mere quarter-million a month.

    Afghan leader alleges US, Taliban are colluding

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday accused the Taliban and the U.S. of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.

    Karzai said two suicide bombings that killed 19 people on Saturday — one outside the Afghan Defense Ministry and the other near a police checkpoint in eastern Khost province — show the insurgent group is conducting attacks to help show that international forces will still be needed to keep the peace after their current combat mission ends in 2014.

    "The explosions in Kabul and Khost yesterday showed that they are at the service of America and at the service of this phrase: 2014. They are trying to frighten us into thinking that if the foreigners are not in Afghanistan, we would be facing these sorts of incidents," he said during a nationally televised speech about the state of Afghan women.

    There was no immediate response from the U.S.-led military coalition, which is gradually handing over responsibility for securing the country to Afghan forces.

    Karzai is known for making incendiary comments in his public speeches, a move that is often attributed to him trying to appeal to those who sympathize with the Taliban or as a way to gain leverage when he feels his international allies are ignoring his country's sovereignty. In previous speeches he has threatened to join the Taliban and called his NATO allies occupiers who want to plunder Afghanistan's resources.

    His latest remarks come as his government is negotiating a pact with the U.S. for the long-term presence of American forces in Afghanistan and just days after an agreement to transfer the U.S. prison outside of Kabul to Afghan authority fell through. His comments also came while U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making his first visit to Afghanistan since becoming the Pentagon chief.

    Karzai said in his speech that any foreign powers that want to keep troops in Afghanistan need to do so under conditions set forward by Afghanistan.

    "We will tell them where we need them, and under which conditions. They must respect our laws. They must respect the national sovereignty of our country and must respect all our customs," Karzai said.

    Karzai offered no proof of coordination, but said the Taliban and the United States were in "daily negotiations" in various foreign countries and noted that the United States has said that it no longer considers the insurgent group its enemy. The U.S. continues to fight against the Taliban and other militant groups, but has expressed its backing for formal peace talks with the Taliban to find a political resolution to the war.

    Watch Tiger Woods’ golf ball get stuck in a palm tree at the WGC-Cadillac Championship

    It didn't seem there was a single golfer in the field at the WGC-Cadillac Championship that was going to stop Tiger Woods, but a tree? Sure, that could do it.

    On the 17th hole in the third round at Doral, Woods pushed his tee shot right of the fairway, and it looked like it would be fine until the ball never landed on grass. Sure enough the ball got stuck in the top of a palm tree, and lucky for Woods he was able to identify it was his ball, taking a drop by the tree instead of having to go back to the tee to hit his third shot.

    Woods would make bogey, follow it up with a clutch birdie on the 18th hole to keep his four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell. Tiger's record isn't too shabby when leading by three shots or more on the PGA Tour; he's never lost. Take that, palm tree.

    Update: Kurt Stelzer was the man to climb the infamous "Tiger Tree" and snag the golf ball after everyone finished on Saturday.

    Sexist Men Like Big Boobs? Male Attitudes May Predict Breast Size Preference, Says Study

    It seems cliche, but it just might be true. The more sexist a man is, the more likely he is to be into big boobs.

    A recent study from the University of Westminster, published in February in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, showed that men's attitudes toward women influence their attitudes about ideal breast size. The researchers interviewed 361 white, heterosexual men, ranging in age from 18 to 68. (Since ethnicity has been previously shown to impact how individuals perceive breast size, the researchers decided to pull participants from just one self-identified racial category.) Each man was shown five different 3-D models of women, each with a different breast size, and then asked to record which "woman" he found most physically attractive.

    Afterward, the participants were given surveys which measured each man's level of hostility toward women, his attitudes about relationships between men and women, benevolent sexism and how much he objectified women.

    The researchers found that the largest percentage of participants (32.7 percent) rated medium-sized breasts as "most attractive," followed by large (24.4 percent), very large (19.1 percent), small (15.5 percent) and very small (8.3 percent). However, a preference for large and very large breasts was significantly correlated with overt sexism, benevolent sexism, female objectification and hostile attitudes toward women. This connection was strongest when it came to benevolent sexism. In other words, men who tend to idealize "traditional" femininity and perceive women as meek and weak, are also the most likely to prefer big boobs. "It is arguable that benevolently sexist men perceived larger female breasts as attractive because larger breast size on a woman is associated with perceived femininity," wrote the researchers.

    Danielle Fishel 'Maxim' Cover Story: 'Boy Meets World' Actress Shares Bob Saget Coke Story

    Danielle Fishel is the "Maxim" cover girl for April 2013 (check out the full cover and more images below) and the "Boy Meets World" alumna is sharing some strange '90s TV secrets.

    The actress, who likely last appeared on the glossy page of "Teen Beat", talked about her early years as Topanga, a role she'll reprise in Disney's "Girl Meets World" spinoff, and a time the entire T.G.I.F. gang ("Full House" and "Family Matters" folks included) flew together.

    "One time we were all on a private jet going to Disney World, and my mom, dad, and brother were also with me. We had these four seats facing each other with curtains," Fishel explained to Maxim. "We were trying to take a nap, and all of a sudden ['Full House's' Danny Tanner] Bob Saget walks down the aisle, rips open our curtain, and shouts, 'Do you guys have any coke?!' Then he looks my dad in the eye, laughs, and closes the curtain."

    Though Fishel may not be hanging out with Saget on private jets these days, she has been getting together with her "Boy Meets World" co-star Ben Savage, who will also reprise Cory Matthews for "Girl Meets World." "Ben and I call each other hubby and wife," Fishel told EW in February. "Eighteen years of my life I’ve known Ben, and for all of those years he’s been lumped together with me as being my partner in crime, my husband. The same for Ben, he doesn’t go anywhere without people asking about Topanga and I don’t go anywhere without people asking about Cory ... You know we’re very close. We talk very openly. I think we share a lot of similar characteristics to a couple that’s been together for a long time. We know each other so incredibly well and we love each other and it’s just the best."

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    FBI to investigate hate crime reports at Oberlin College

    The FBI has opened an investigation into possible civil rights violations after reports of hate speech at Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first U.S. schools to integrate black and white students, a school spokesman said on Friday.

    The investigation by the FBI's Cleveland office follows Oberlin's decision to suspend classes and activities for the day on Monday and hold campus-wide discussions after a report that a person wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume was seen near its Afrikan Heritage House residence hall.

    "Based on the college's ongoing conversations with them and the evolution of our investigation, the FBI is initiating an investigation of the bias incidents that have occurred on the campus," Oberlin spokesman Scott Wargo said in an email.

    A school-wide Peace Week had just begun when Oberlin canceled classes for the day.

    School officials said in a letter to parents on Monday that they were investigating incidents of hate speech on campus over the last several weeks, "including racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic defacing of posters that were advertising events and programming."

    The letter to parents also said offensive postings had appeared via untraceable accounts on popular social media sites.

    Wargo said Oberlin was "cooperating closely with the FBI in its investigation."

    FBI Special Agent Vicki Anderson said she could not confirm or deny any ongoing investigations because of the agency's policy.

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