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    Nobody is naysaying the wonders of modern medicine-what would we do without a medication like penicillin to treat infections? But, as it turns out, everyday items have secret curing powers, too. Next time you don't want to fork over money to get a common wart removed, consider using duct tape. Already popped two aspirin but can't get rid of the headache? A pencil could do the trick. Below, get medical explanations behind a few bizarre-albeit brilliant-MacGyver-esque home remedies.

    Duct Tape to Remove Warts

    In 2002, a group of doctors compared duct tape's effectiveness with liquid nitrogen in removing warts. After two months of wearing duct tape on a daily basis and using a pumice stone about once a week to exfoliate the dead skin, 85 percent of patients' warts were gone, whereas freezing only removed 60 percent. "The question is whether there is something in the chemical adhesive itself, or if the occlusion (suffocation) causes the destruction of the wart," says New York City-based dermatologist, Robin Blum, MD. "The other thinking is that the duct tape causes irritation, which stimulates our body's immune cells to attack the wart." Photo: Thinkstock Learn 4 ways to fight cold sores.

    Vapor Rub to Cure Nail Fungus

    While there are no studies to prove coating infected toenails with vapor rub once or twice a day is an effective treatment for nail fungus, a basic Internet search results in a number of personal testaments to the medicinal ointment's fungus-killing powers. "I've heard many patients say that vapor rub does help, but I'm not exactly sure why," Dr. Blum admits. While some argue it's the menthol in the balm that kills the fungus and others say it's the smothering effect of the thick gel, if used consistently, vapor rub has been shown to get rid of not just the fungus, but the infected toenail, too, which will turn black and eventually fall off. When the new nail grows in, it should be fungus-free. Photo: Thinkstock

    Oatmeal to Soothe Eczema

    "This is absolutely true, as oats have anti-inflammatory properties," Dr. Blum says. Whether it's used as a paste or poured into a bath, most experts recommend choosing colloidal (finely ground) oatmeal and soaking the affected area for at least 15 minutes. In addition to reducing inflammation, oats are thought to have an antihistamine effect, Dr. Blum says. By lowering levels of histamine, which triggers inflammation as part of the immune system's recovery response, she explains, oats prevent or reduce the redness. Photo: Thinkstock
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    Yogurt to Cure Bad Breath

    Bad breath comes from a number of places, the two most common being the mouth and the stomach. The neutralizing powers of yogurt and other probiotics treat the latter cause. "Yogurt shouldn't have any effect at all on the bacteria that live on the tongue because it's not there long enough," says Robert Meltzer, MD, a New York City-based gastroenterologist and attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital. However, it likely has a neutralizing effect on the acid that resides anywhere between the mouth and the stomach, including the back of the throat and the esophagus, he explains. "I think almost any milk product or food that contains live cultures would have the same effect." While yogurt can get rid of bad breath that results from gastrological conditions, like acid reflux, it won't have any real effect on bad breath that is the product of gum, liver or lung disease, says Ohio-based dentist Matthew Messina, DDS. Photo: Thinkstock

    A Spoonful of Sugar to Cure Hiccups

    In 1971, Edgar Engelman, MD, conducted a study to find out if a spoonful of sugar really is an effective cure for hiccups. He assembled a group of 20 patients who had been experiencing intractable hiccups for more than six hours, eight of whom had had them anywhere from a full day to six weeks. Each of the test subjects was given one teaspoon of white granulated sugar to swallow dry, and for 19 of the 20 hiccup patients, the cure was immediate. André Dubois, MD, a gastroenterologist in Bethesda, Maryland, noted in The Doctors Book of Home Remedies that "the sugar is probably acting in the mouth to modify the nervous impulses that would otherwise tell the muscles in the diaphragm to contract spasmodically." Photo: iStockphoto

    ‘The Artist’ Wins Top Oscar Honors in Bow to Silent-Film Era

    “The Artist,” a black-and-white film with just a few words of dialog, won Oscars for best picture, director and actor as Hollywood continued to honor smaller-budget films.

    Michel Hazanavicius captured best director for the mostly silent film and Jean Dujardin was honored as best actor for playing George Valentin, an aging film star unable to make it in talking pictures. Meryl Streep won best actress for playing Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.” The Oscars were handed out last night at the 84th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.

    As in past years, academy voters shunned top-grossing films

    focusing on lower-budget, less-seen movies such as “The Artist,” which cost about $15 million, according to Box Office Mojo, a researcher. Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo,” which tied “The Artist” with five awards, was the costliest at $170 million.

    “When people love the movie, it’s not very difficult, because you’re not selling, you’re not promoting,” said Hazanavicius backstage. “You just smile and say, ‘thank you.’”

    Streep, 62, captured her third Oscar for her portrayal of Thatcher, the former British prime minister. Her 17 lifetime nominations are tops for the industry, according to the academy’s database. Streep’s win was among the few upsets, based on betting lines from Paddy Power PLC, a British oddsmaker.

    “It was like I was a kid again,” Streep said backstage. “I understand Streep fatigue, and it shocked me it didn’t override this thing tonight.”
    Box Office

    Of nine films nominated for best picture, “The Help” from DreamWorks Studios and Walt Disney Co. leads among fans with $206.7 million in worldwide ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. “Hugo” has collected $115.8 million in worldwide ticket sales and “The Artist” has taken in $76.5 million.

    With the Oscar, “The Artist” became the second silent film to win best picture. “Wings” was crowned outstanding picture at the first Academy Awards on May 16, 1929, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, steps from this year’s ceremony. “The Artist” was shot in Los Angeles.

    “They must be going nuts in France right now,” Crystal said after the award for the 39-year-old Frenchman Dujardin.

    The picture produced five awards for Weinstein Co., the closely held New York-based studio that distributed “The Artist” in the U.S. “Hugo” generated five Oscars for Viacom Inc.’s Paramount, which also grabbed best animated feature for “Rango.”

    First Oscar

    Christopher Plummer, 82, became the oldest Oscar winner for his role in the film “Beginners,” about a man who comes out as gay late in life. Octavia Spencer won best-supporting actress for her role as the sharp-tongued housemaid Minny Jackson in “The Help,” about the sometimes-tense relationship between black maids and the white women who employ them.

    The nomination was Plummer’s second in more than 40 years of acting and his only win. The film, from Universal Pictures’ Focus Features, stars Ewan McGregor and took in $14.3 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.

    Santorum: no apology needed for Quran burning

    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum criticized President Barack Obama's apology for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan, adding that Afghanistan should apologize to the U.S. for the deaths of four U.S. soldiers during six days of violence sparked by the incident.

    "There was nothing deliberately done wrong here," Santorum said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". "This was something that happened as a mistake. Killing Americans in uniform is not a mistake. It was something that deliberate."

    More than 30 people have been killed in clashes since it emerged Tuesday that copies of the Muslim holy book and other religious materials had been thrown into a fire pit used to burn garbage at Bagram Air Field, a large U.S. base north of Kabul. Protesters angry over Quran burnings by American troops lobbed grenades Sunday at a U.S. base in northern Afghanistan and clashed with police and troops in a day of violence that left seven international troops wounded and two Afghans dead.
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    Danica Patrick not happy after getting wrecked again at Daytona

    Trouble found Danica Patrick again.
    Danica Patrick (7) gets spun by teammate Cole Whitt (88).
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    Just 48 hours after smashing hard into a retaining wall in a qualifying race for Sunday’s Daytona 500, Patrick got clipped again, this time by her own teammate, Cole Whitt, sending her into a spin and eventually the wall just 50 laps into the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

    “What the [expletive],” she yelled over her team radio. “He [expletive] hit me.”

    After driving her damaged race car to the garage, Patrick jumped out, helmet still on, and stormed into her team hauler, leaving a trail of media behind her.

    It was the second time in three days her race was ruined by a crash that was no fault of her own. Thursday she got bumped by Aric Almirola; Saturday it was Whitt.

    “I don’t think it’s ever great when teammates come together,” she said afterward. “We’ll have to figure out what happened and move forward.”

    As Whitt explained it, the two were trying to use the two-car draft to move to the front, with him playing the role of the pusher.

    “We’re teammates,” he said. “We want our team to win. I mean, that’s why we were pushing each other anyways – we want to get our team up front together.”

    When told Patrick expressed her dissatisfaction over the radio, Whitt responded, “I wouldn’t expect her to be happy about it. I wouldn’t be happy about it either. I don’t know why anyone would expect her to be like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s great.’ ”

    The wreck ruined what could have been a storybook day for Patrick, who on Friday became just the second woman ever to win a pole position for a Nationwide Series race. Starting up front, Patrick teamed up with her boss, Dale Earnhardt Jr., to lead the first two laps of Saturday’s race.

    She was running comfortably in the top 20 at the time of the accident. She wound up 38th.
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    Camilla Belle Is Simply Just Sexy

    After yesterday’s shots of Camilla Belle wearing nothing but a bra and a blazer to some movie premiere, so frickin’ hot, this chick has got my attention. She’s just a sexy piece of ass. Here she is walking down the streets in her conservative little dress. I don’t care that she decided go out looking like a lesbian school teacher from the fifties, I still love her and I know that her tight body under there is incredible. More please.

    Cancer-Fighting Teen Invites Taylor Swift To Prom; Gets Surprise Response

    Lots of guys want to go on a date with Taylor Swift. So, what makes 18-year-old Kevin McGuire from Somerdale, New Jersey any different from the pack of Swift's would-be suitors?

    Well, there are a few things, which I'll go over in a minute. But, suffice to say, McGuire, who recently asked Swift via Facebook to be his prom date in June, stands out for the response he got. Swift declined the offer...but asked him to accompany her to a prestigious awards show in April, instead!Taylor Swift

    How did this all happen? The backstory: McGuire has had a painful struggle with leukemia since he was 13 years old. He went into remission in 2010, but sadly relapsed and is currently battling cancer for a second time.

    His older sister, Victoria, impressed with her brother's bravery and character, started a Facebook campaign with the hope of granting his greatest wish--convincing Swift to attend prom with him.

    "All throughout Kevin's treatment he kept his character intact, remained playing basketball, and even started varsity football as a freshman," Victoria McGuire explained on Facebook. "Kevin is the kindest, most noble 18-year-old a person could even fathom meeting, and through out his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned 'why me?'

    "Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin's day more than Taylor Swift," she continued. "Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life."Kevin McGuire's photo on the Facebook campaign

    Victoria's idea caught the attention of local news, who interviewed her about it. "[Kevin] said 'who would want to go to the prom with me? I am going to be bald, my appearance is going to change,'" she told an NBC affiliate. "We both looked at each other and I said, 'What if I got Taylor Swift to go to the prom with you?'"

    Audrina Patridge Bikini Pictures

    So it looks like Audrina Patridge took my advice about spending all your time in a bikini when you have fake tits, because here she is in one at the DKNY Jeans Beach House. And all I have to say is WOW! She’s got one sweet ass tight body! Enjoy.

    Teen Mom Amber Portwood Released from Jail

    Teen Mom 2 bad girl, Amber Portwood, was released from jail earlier today after spending over two months in the slammer! That’s the most time any celebrity’s spent behind bars since… well, since ever!

    According to reports, the 22-year-old was told to report to Sister 2 Sister Ministries to begin a drug rehabilitation program, but the halfway house refused to treat the reality star because “she’s too wild and has too much negative energy to benefit from the program.”

    Right, because most drug addicts are demure and completely open and willing to accept treatment from total strangers. Good call Sister 2 Sister - way to extend a hand to those in need!

    A judge order will also require Amber to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet until such time as the court rules that she is stable enough to have it removed.

    Lily Collins Startling Lifestyle Confession

    In an unprecedented Hollywood event, 22-year-old actress Lily Collins recently announced that she “… never did do the whole drinking, drugs [thing]…That wasn’t ever me and is never gonna be me.”

    What? A second generation A-list celeb (her father is pop musician Phil Colins) who isn’t interested in the L.A. party scene? That’s unheard of – even for a Brit!

    Of course we kid. We’re sure there are plenty of celebrities out there who are just like Lily, but she’s so freaking cool that we couldn’t pass this story up!

    Allen, who will star in this year’s other Snow White-themed movie, Mirror Mirror, opposite Julia Roberts, is also the cover girl for this month’s issue of Nylon Magazine and in an exclusive interview with the mag, she opens up about life growing up in the English countryside and steering clear of drugs and alcohol.

    Growing up in the English countryside, I would go out into the fields and create my own stories, and I would run around as if I was in a movie… That’s why for me, playing Snow White was a crazy dream come true, because I’ve always been someone who would read books and then go and make a movie in my head.

    I have no idea what will happen after Mirror Mirror but I love that I can still do what I want to do on a weekend, like go to the flea market. I don’t ever want that to stop… I won’t want to suddenly have to sacrifice parts of myself, and I don’t feel like I am, knowing that people are going to be more interested in my personal life. I never did go out and party! I never did do the whole drinking, drugs…That wasn’t ever me and is never gonna be me.

    Mother gives eight-year-old daughter £8,000 worth of cosmetic surgery vouchers as a birthday present

    While most eight-year-olds dream of getting a new bike or maybe a doll for their birthday, little Poppy Burge will be getting something more extravagant - £8,000 of vouchers to spend on plastic surgery.

    Her surgery-obsessed mother Sarah, known as The Human Barbie, has spent £500,000 on enhancing her own looks and wants Poppy to be just like her.

    For Christmas she gave her daughter, whose two front teeth are yet to come through, £7,000 of vouchers for lipsocution.

    Miss Burge first made the headlines in 2010 when she confessed to teaching her then six-year-old daughter to pole dance.

    And last year the mother-of-three, who lives in a £500,000 four-bedroom home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, boasted that she gave a £6,000 breast enlargement voucher to her daughter.

    There will be an X-Factor style competition in which her friends will have to strut down a catwalk and the world's largest rabbit, which is 4ft long, has also been hired to make an appearance.

    Each reveller will take home spray tan vouchers, a signed photo of Poppy and Sarah and luxury chocolates in party bags worth £200 each.

    Miss Burge, a former nurse, is more than capable of paying for the lavish parties and gifts thanks to the lucrative business she runs organising plastic surgery and swinging parties and writing erotic novels.

    Uttar Pradesh hangs in balance for BJP

    There is an uncanny meeting of minds between Sriprakash Jaiswal and the BJP. The BJP agrees with Jaiswal not on his first presumption that the Congress will form the government in Uttar Pradesh, but on the assertion that the Centre may impose President's Rule in the state.

    The principal opposition party believes that the most likely scenario in UP is that of a 'very hung house', with the incumbent BSP and not the main challenger SP emerging as the single largest party.

    The BJP will occupy the third place, followed by the Congress on the unenviable position of number four. Poll managers in the BJP are rapidly coming to the conclusion that the BSP is not losing as much ground as the Congress's spin-doctors would have us believe.

    The BSP has fielded 85 Muslims, followed by the SP with 84 and the Congress, which has given tickets to 60 Muslims. Still, the BSP is expected to suffer a fall of between 70 and 80 seats from the 206 it had got in 2007 - to between 130 and 140 seats in the ongoing poll.
    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati,
    But the sharp drop in the BSP's number is not getting consolidated in one player. Almost all parties gain - the BJP expects to take its tally from 50 to between 75 and 90 seats. The Congress too stands to gain - from the current 22 seats to over 50 seats.

    But contrary to popular perception, the main challenger to Mayawati, the SP, is not going to improve as much as the various surveys claim. The SP had sent 97 MLAs to the UP assembly in 2007. The number is now expected to rise, but not enough to ensure that it becomes the single largest party. In short, the BSP's losses are not the SP's gains.

    Charlie Sheen And Denise Richards Not Back Together

    It’s true that Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen were spotted leaving a restaurant together last Thursday night in New York City -- however, the two exes are just friends and nothing more.

    “The dinner was nothing romantic at all,” a friend of Charlie tells me. “He was in town one night doing a pitch meeting for his new show so a few of us went to dinner. It’s crazy how people jump to conclusions.”

    The pair will always be connected by their daughters, Sam, 7, and Lola, 6. But what you didn’t see in the cozy images of Charlie and Denise leaving NYC's Da Tommaso restaurant were the other people who dined with them; It was a gathering among friends, not a romantic dinner for two.

    “When he’s in a good place, they hang out,” an insider tells me. “When he’s not, they don’t. It’s as simple as that.”

    Denise leaves New York on Tuesday after a busy few days of taping a top secret part in NBC’s "30 Rock." No details as to whether she will be portraying a character or playing herself have emerged, but insiders say she's excited to be acting again -- and happy to have a stable Charlie back in her life.

    Courtney Stodden Is A Great Wife, Not At All An Attention Whore

    Not even Roman Polanski believes this bitch is 17, but here's Courtney Stodden and her creepy 51-year old husband, Doug Hutchison on the beach in a shoot to dispel all the rumors that everything on her is fake. Seriously. And I believe her. Because when I think "all natural", I automatically think perfectly round oversized implants, fake eyelashes, and a spray tan that makes you look like a bengal tiger with rosacea.

    Note: In case you fully aren't convinced this chick is crazy, read her Twitter. Or just stop by a psychiatric ward and ask somebody to write something. Trust me, it will be the same thing.

    Christina Hendricks Gives Us Her ‘I Was an Ugly Kid’ Story

    Christina Hendricks told the Mirror that she had the worst high school experience ever and was constantly bullied for being a goth. She says she grew up feeling “ugly, awkward and horrible.” Yea, it’s going to be another one of those stories.

    “My school days were pretty unhappy. I had the worst high school experience ever. I went to a very mean school and was bullied like crazy.

    “I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, so my friends and I were all weird theatre people and everyone just hated us.

    “There was a long corridor with lockers on either side and kids would sit on top of them and spit on you. It was like something out of Lord of the Flies.” The Mirror

    Well, I’d hate to see how that hallway looked at the end of school every day. From that description, I imagine there were dried up loogies lining the floor. You have to wonder, who had it harder, her or the guy who had to clean that up every single evening.
    A natural blonde, she began dying her hair red aged 10 – to be like the heroine of children’s book Anne of Green Gables. Then in her early teens, the family moved to Fairfax, Virginia.

    Christina says: “The girls there had purses and I still had my backpack from Idaho.

    “Moving as a teenager is never easy. So I tried to set myself apart and it ended up with multi-coloured hair. It was how I was expressing myself.

    “I was a goth kid. I dyed my hair about 42 different colours, shaved it at the back and wore black make-up. Kids can be pretty judgmental about people who are different.

    So instead of buying a purse, she bought 42 different colors of hair dye, shaved the back of her head and put on black make-up. Makes sense.
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    Nursing a broken heart? How taking a paracetamol could dull the pain of rejection

    It's what songwriters have been saying for years, and now scientists agree – love really does hurt.

    But what the ballads don’t tell us is that a simple dose of paracetamol could help ease the pain of a broken heart.

    The rather prosaic cure emerged in a study by neuroscientists which found that emotional pain is processed in the same area of the brain as physical pain.

    They also discovered that hurt feelings – such as being dumped by a partner – can respond to painkillers.

    In a three-week trial at the University of California, 62 people were told to take either Tylenol – the American name for paracetamol – or a placebo and then record how they felt every night.

    The study found those who took 1,000mg of the painkiller, or around two tablets, showed a ‘significant reduction in hurt feelings’ compared to those taking the placebo.

    Another test involved participants taking part in a computer game which was devised to make some of them feel rejected.

    At the same time they had brain scans, which showed the pain of being socially rejected was processed in the same area of the brain as physical pain – in the anterior cingulate cortex.
    noticed a correlation between brain activity in people who had experienced social rejection and others who had experienced physical pain.

    The scientists saw a correlation in the brain activity of people who had experienced social rejection and physical pain

    The test was then repeated, with some of the group on painkillers. This group had less pain-related activity in their brains than those on a placebo.

    Dr Naomi Eisenberger, an assistant professor of social psychology, said: ‘Rejection is such a powerful experience for people. If you ask people to think back about some of their earliest negative experiences, they will often be about rejection, about being picked last for a team or left out of some social group.

    ‘It follows in a logical way from the argument that the physical and social pain systems overlap, but it’s still kind of hard to imagine. We take the drug for physical pain; it’s not supposed to work on social pain.
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    Pamela Anderson looks a fright with overplucked eyebrows and heavy lip liner

    She is often seen sporting a make-up free face displaying natural beauty.

    But Pamela Anderson looked somewhat a fright last night as she applied a heavy application of products for the launch of Terry Richardson's gallery.

    The former Baywatch star's face looked unusual due to her overplucked eyebrows and lashings of dark lip liner at the Terrywood exhibition in LA.
    Make-up faux pas: Pamela Anderson appears to have overdone her lipstick at a gallery opening for Terry Richardson in West Hollywood

    Make-up faux pas: Pamela Anderson appears to have overdone her lipstick at a gallery opening for Terry Richardson in West Hollywood
    Play nicely: Cheeky Pamela flipped the bird on the red carpet
    Play nicely: Cheeky Pamela flipped the bird on the red carpet

    Play nicely: Cheeky Pamela flipped the bird on the red carpet
    While the 44-year-old showed off her iconic figure in a white minidress belted at the waist, for a rare change all eyes were deflected away from her svelte silhouette and drawn to the beauty blunder.

    Meanwhile, Pamela wore her blonde locks loose in a tumbling wavy style and accessorised her outfit with some beige platformed heels.

    The pair reportedly reached an undisclosed out-of-court settlement, after the property mogul filed a claim for $22.5 million, alleging Anderson failed to promote a property contract and cancelled personal appearances.

    But whether or not she failed to complete her end of the bargain, Pamela has redeemed herself by auctioning off her car to raise money for Haiti.

    The blonde bombshell listed her Range Rover on eBay, with a starting price of $30,000 in a bid to mark the two-year anniversary of the disaster.

    Pamela has been dating Jon Rose, a professional surfer and an environmentalist, for the past few months.

    She wasn't the only one to have suffered from a beauty blunder at the star-studded event last night.

    Sophia Cahill Walked the Runway Nude and Pregnant

    Miss Wales 1999 Sophia Cahill, who you may remember from years ago as the girl with big tits who got her top pulled down by her friend, walked the runway for Robyn Coles’ debut show at London Fashion week naked and six months pregnant. I blame Alessandra Ambrosio for popularizing this pregnant on runway thing. Sophia, 28, said she did it to empower single mothers. And let’s not forget the attention. Oh the attention.
    The glamour model, who has a son Bailey, aged nine, separated from her unborn baby’s father nine weeks into her pregnancy and said she was determined to find the confidence to show a heavily pregnant women can be “strong and beautiful”.
    “If I hadn’t have been pregnant, I wouldn’t have given doing this a second thought,” she said.
    “I would have said yes, no problem at all.
    “But your body changes so much when you’re having a baby and I was worried how other people would react seeing that – it scared me.
    “I’m a single mum, and I’m really passionate about promoting the strength of single mums and that’s why I did it.
    “Women can do anything they want,” she said, admitting she had been nervous backstage. “They should be proud of their bodies and a woman in a heavily-pregnant state is the most feminine state, it’s so beautiful, why should it be hidden away and covered up?”

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    The Five Rankings Upsets of UFC 144

    The thing I liked more than the great knockouts, the back and forth fights, and the incredible comebacks was that there were so many upsets on this card. I don't pay attention to upsets betting-wise, but in terms of rankings...there were a certainly more than usual. I personally love it when guys win and shake up the rankings, we can all have a look after the jump.

    Bantamweight - Unranked Chris Cariaso defeats #12 Takeya Mizugaki via Unanimous Decision.

    From what I understood, this was a decision most saw the other way, and Dana F. White gave Mizugaki his win bonus. That being said, the Bloddy Elbow play-by-play noted that it was a 'close fight' after the first two rounds and they scored round 3 for Cariaso...so I feel Cariaso's upset is worth mentioning, even if it wasn't the best call by the judges.

    Middleweight - #23 Tim Boetsch defeats #3 Yushin Okami via Knockout.

    God bless Tim Boetsch for going for it like he did. Too often you see fighters down two rounds in a 3 round fight essentially stop trying to really change the fight in the 3rd. Boetsch was down two rounds, and had nothing to lose. He was either going to drop a decision or get finished. His only option for victory was to get a finish himself, and he came out in the 3rd, went for broke, and made it happen. Hats off to him.

    Heavyweight - #22 Mark Hunt defeats #12 Cheick Kongo via Knockout.

    Mark Hunt's MMA career is illustrated by a few high peaks and low valleys: He lost his first fight, followed it with a five fight winning streak, then suffered 6 straight losses and has now resurged with 3 straight victories. The fights that the UFC were contractually obligated to give him were his last chance to make something more of his MMA career, Hunt knew that and has risen to the occasion beautifully.

    Light Heavyweight - #16 Ryan Bader defeats #5 Quinton Jackson via Unanimous Decision.

    In all likelyhood, Jackson's alleged knee injury which resulted in him eventually missing weight probably had an effect on his performance tonight. Would Rampage necessarily have won without the knee injury is anyone's guess, but Bader went out there and did what he needed to do for 3 rounds.

    Bader losing to Jon Jones is what almost everyone expected, him losing to Ortiz is what nobody expected. Everyone seemed to want to permanently write him off after the loss to Tito. 'He lost to Tito Ortiz, in 2011, he's THAT bad!' or 'He's the only guy to lose to Tito Ortiz since 2006!' were repeated often. I don't like using the 'oh he just got caught' excuse for upsets in MMA, or for any outcome...it seems to just write off what the winner did. But sometimes, one guy just happens to land the right punch on someone who would likely beat him 9/10 times. I didn't think it was fair to write him off completely just because of that loss.

    I love that he's shocked everyone by doing what nobody expected him to do and defeated Rampage.

    Lightweight - #4 Benson Henderson defeats #1 Frankie Edgar via Unanimous Decision.

    It wasn't a huge rankings upset, but it was an upset nonetheless. The fight was certainly competitive, but it felt to me like Henderson did enough to take the rounds he needed to win.

    Dana White Says Anthony Pettis Will 'Likely' Get Next UFC Lightweight Title Shot UFC RESULT 144

    EX-WEC lightweights had a good night at UFC 144 in Japan, and it appears that the last WEC fight ever might be re-created in the UFC octagon. As we all know by now, Ben Henderson claimed the UFC lightweight title with a unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar in the main event tonight. Anthony Pettis led off the card with a highlight-reel head kick knockout of Joe Lauzon, and made it clear that he thinks he deserves a title shot. And UFC president Dana White agreed with that when he spoke at the post-fight press conference:

    The two met the first time at WEC 53, where Pettis claimed the win and the WEC lightweight title and made the term "Showtime Kick" popular. White did temper his enthusiasm somewhat by saying that he doesn't like making those kinds of decisions on fight night and "we'll see what happens", but it'd be hard to deny Pettis his shot at this point. Many would like to see the winner of UFC on Fox 3's main event, Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller, get a shot, but that fight is three months from now and this seems to make more sense. Dana has been known to change his mind on these things all the time, but as of tonight, it looks like Ben Henderson will be making his first UFC lightweight title defense against a familiar foe.

    Nirvana Jennette, Mom Forced Out Of Church For Breastfeeding, Aims To Change Georgia Law

    According to Fox 30 WAWS, although Georgia state law allows a mother to nurse her child anywhere, Jennette could face public indecency charges. She wants her message to be heard loud and clear -- breastfeeding is natural and moms who want to feed their children in public should be protected. To that end, she's decided to stage a nurse-in and is seeking to establish legislative change for the State of Georgia.

    On March 5th, Jennette will stage the "Georgia Statewide Nurse-In" at the Woodbine Courthouse and is calling for moms and supporters to join her via Facebook. Nurse-in protests are becoming much more common -- recently, moms breastfed in front of Facebook's headquarters after nursing photos were wrongfully removed from the social network. And after mom, Michelle Hickman, was shamed for breastfeeding at a Target store, she organized a nationwide nurse-in that took place in several retail locations.

    The Georgia Statewide Nurse-In, aims not only to spread awareness and support for breastfeeding moms, but to change the law. As Jennette writes in her petition letter:

    Currently Georgia state law allows a mother to nurse her child anywhere that mother and child have permission to be, but there is no enforcement provision. A law without enforcement protects no one. New legislation would provide for civil action against anyone subjecting a nursing mother to harassment or discrimination in violation of the current state breastfeeding law, as well as protection from all indecent exposure laws.

    She insists that the law be changed and says, "We will not stop until they are."

    According to Jennette's Facebook page, her cause has even been recognized by Oprah. When the queen of daytime television was in Georgia for Lovetown, USA, (a TV show on the OWN network) she was photographed holding the Georgia Statewide Nurse-In flyer.

    A Little Advice The Only Parenting Advice You Need

    I don't believe in advice. My theory is that everybody has the answers right inside of her, since we're all made up of the same amount of God. So when a friend says, "I need some advice," I switch it to "I need some love," and I try to offer that. Offering love usually looks like being quiet, listening hard, and letting my friend talk until she discovers that she already has all the answers. Since I don't offer advice, Craig and I find it funny that people ask me for it every single day. Constantly. Craig once asked what I make of that and I told him that I think friends ask me for advice because they know I won't offer any. People really just need a safe place and some time to discover what they already know.

    Recently a dear friend called during a very hard day. She had made a parenting mistake. A parenting mistake is doing something opposed to what you believe is best for your children. I have a friend who is very health conscious and would call four frozen pizzas for dinner a horrible mistake, while I just call it dinner. Parenting mistakes are different for each mama. So when a friend tells me she made a mistake, I don't measure it against my beliefs and say: OH PUH-LEASE. THAT'S NOT A MISTAKE. I'll TELL YOU WHAT A MISTAKE IS, MISSY. Competing about who's the worst is as much of a drag as competing about who's the best.

    In this particular case, my friend had become tired and hopeless and spanked her child. She considered this a mistake, because she doesn't believe in spanking. Please, baby Jesus, let us not debate the spanking issue. It's a mistake for some and not for others. This particular friend, who is as precious as water in a desert, was devastated. She asked me for advice. I immediately switched that to a request for love.

    Then I told her what I do when I make a big or little parenting mistake, which is several hundred times a day.

    I try to remember two things:

    1. Who I am, and...

    2. My most important parenting job.

    First, I remember that I am a human being. And human beings make mistakes, almost constantly. We fall short of what we aim for, always. We get impatient. We get angry. We get selfish. We get freaking sick and tired of playing pet store. That's okay. It's just the way it is. Can't change it. Will always forevermore be. I'm human. Can't fight it. An elephant's gotta be an elephant and people gotta be people.

    Then I remember what my most important parenting job is. And that is to teach my children how to deal with being human. Because most likely, that's where they're headed. No matter what I do, they're headed toward being jacked-up humans faster than three brakeless railroad cars.

    There is really only one way to deal gracefully with being a jacked-up human, and that is this:

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    The Reality I Can't Hide From My Daughter Forever

    My daughter has all of the makings of a great activist: Her heart is giant, her mind is quick, and she's as naïve as an elf. She believes that every human being is good and kind and will do the right thing. Occasionally she will see otherwise: a guy throwing litter out his window, a mom sneaking soda into a water cup, a dog on a short leash chained to a tree. Dismayed, betrayed, and outraged, she processes these injustices as rare aberrations to her ideal world.

    She's wide open with no armor, I often say about her. Not even a thin coat of cynicism to blunt the realities to come.

    She was only in kindergarten when she wrote a letter to the People's Republic of China urging them -- adamantly, like pretty please Sirs -- to renounce its one-child per family law. Her sister was adopted from China, and the thought that her sibling might not have been due to unfair legislation struck her as wrongheaded. Families should have the freedom to make this decision, she argued. Her passionate plea, written in 5-year-old script, was signed with a string of x's and o's.

    Hungry children, neglected animals, polluted environments, look out. If you think one person isn't big enough to make a difference, just try throwing away a piece of plastic in our house. You'd better hope the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle czar isn't around to bust you.

    So when my daughter reads in her "101 Ways to Save the World" book that proceeds from a certain charity will benefit battered women and abused children, she wants to know what it means. What's battered? And why are children abused?

    I would give anything if she never had to know about men who hit, or creeps who lurked behind bushes, or adults who hurt the children who trusted them.

    I stumble my way through an explanation, realizing quickly that there is no way to sugarcoat abuse. At this exact moment, I know that my daughter is growing her first layer of skin.
    When I was a little older than she -- junior high -- I had a friend named Amanda. She was beautiful: thick amber hair, olive skin, and the greenest of eyes. When she chose me to be her friend, I felt as if I had won a prize. I was scrawny and awkward and far from a beauty, but next to Amanda, I couldn't help feeling as if her glow transferred onto me. I liked her parents, too. Her dad was funny, her mom was bubbly. When I played at their house, there was always plenty of snacks, laughs, and smiles.

    One day I went to school and Amanda wasn't there. A week, maybe two, passed, and still no Amanda. When finally she returned, I remember the relief that flooded through me. I ran to her in the courtyard, reached for her hands. "You're here. Finally." We hugged and then pulled back and looked at each other.

    "I'm back, but not for long," Amanda said. "My mom and sister and I have to move -- to California. My grandparents are there."

    "But why?" I whined selfishly because her moving was going to hurt me.

    Amanda looked around, then down at her white Keds. Amanda always wore the whitest of Keds. "Because of my dad," she said, looking up briefly.

    Eurozone Bailout Fund: Leaders Unlikely To Meet Demands For Fund At G20

    Germany unlikely to be ready to decide at March 1-2 summit

    * Euro zone may decide on combined bailout fund later in March

    * No increase of IMF funds without Europe moving first

    By Jan Strupczewski and Daniel Flynn

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders may not be able to meet international demands to ramp up their own funds for bailing out the bloc's debtors when they meet next week because Germany is showing no sign of dropping its opposition to the plan, euro zone officials said.

    A bigger European fund is a condition for major non-European economies before they lend more money to the International Monetary Fund to provide an even bigger wall of cash to fight the crisis that has already claimed three euro debtor countries and now threatens the much bigger economies of Italy and Spain.

    "I would not bet on a positive outcome by the end of the March 1-2 summit," one euro zone official said. "German opposition to a deal is still very strong."

    Euro zone leaders are set to review the 500 billion euro ($675 billion) limit on the joint lending capacity of their temporary and permanent bailout funds, known by their acronyms EFSF and ESM, at the March 1-2 summit.
    If they decide to merge the funds, they would create a firewall of 750 billion euros which would help convince markets that they were committed to bringing the crisis under control.

    The European Central Bank supports such an increase as do policymakers around the world who are considering more than doubling the IMF's resources by $600 billion.

    "Everybody says there is a pre-condition that Europe makes more efforts first," South Korea's central bank governor Kim Choong-soo said before a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers of Group of 20 leading economies in Mexico City.

    But Germany, the euro zone's biggest economy, insists Europe's current bailout arrangements are more than sufficient and that increasing them would send a signal to markets that the euro zone it expects more trouble ahead.

    German officials say countries would lose the impetus to carry out badly needed belt-tightening reforms.

    "It makes no sense, and is rather harmful," said one German official.

    Others in Berlin argue the extra obligations under the combined bailout funds could increase the risk of further credit rating downgrades for some euro zone countries. And the sense of urgency is dissipating because Italy and Spain are paying less to borrow on markets.

    Officials from other countries warn that argument is premature.

    "The current improvement in markets is very fragile, so we need to be careful not become complacent," a second euro zone official said.

    Did Jennifer Hudson Make A Major Mistake?

    Jennifer Hudson had just put an Oscar on her mantle when the opportunity for more gold came knocking. Unfortunately, its companion, massive weight gain, made sure the chance didn't get in the door.

    Following her win for Best Supporting Actress for the 2006 film "Dreamgirls," the American Idol winner says that she asked by director Lee Daniels to read for the title part in the film "Precious." The role, an abused and overweight daughter, was appealing, but the physical strain it present was not.

    "I had done that with Effie... and as much as I was moved by this film," Hudson writes in her new book, "I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down" (via Uptown Magazine). "I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight."
    As Daniels told it in 2009, that helped put him in a bind.

    "We were weeks away from the shoot but I still hadn't found Precious," he told The Guardian. "Do you know how difficult it is to find a 300lb black girl to be great in a movie? They don't exist in Hollywood."

    As it turned out, Gabby Sidibe, New Yorker and college student, cut class to audition at an open casting call. The rest -- including an Oscar nomination for Sibide -- is history. That includes one side effect for Sibide that would not have plagued Hudson.

    Academy Awards Will Let Star Walk Red Carpet :Sacha Baron Cohen Oscar Ban

    Our long national nightmare is finally over. Late Friday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences lifted its "ban" on Sacha Baron Cohen, meaning the comic will be allowed to walk the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday dressed as General Admiral Aladeen, his character from the upcoming comedy "The Dictator."

    "VICTORY!" Cohen Aladeen tweeted with a photo of himself holding a gold-plated gun and two Oscar tickets (click below).

    Though while Cohen-as-Aladeen triumphed over "the Zionist snakes of Hollywood," the victory didn't come without a price. According to TheWrap, many in the AMPAS are still upset about Cohen's planned red carpet stunt and don't feel its appropriate. Still, officials want Cohen's representatives and Paramount (the studio releasing "The Dictator") to provide details of Cohen's plans, so that proper security measures can be implemented.

    "Do we have concerns?" said an Academy Awards source to TheWrap. "Yes. Did we say, 'Please stunt the red carpet?' No."

    Tami Roman Weighs in on Jennifer and Evelyn Beef

    According to Roman, Williams and Lozada’s friendship was rather one-sided, with Lozada consistently supporting Williams, but Williams failing to do the same in return.
    “I always saw Evelyn trying to be there for Jennifer, but I never saw that really reciprocated,” said Tami, who tried to help the two women work out their differences in the Season 4 premiere. “I didn’t really feel a lot of friendship love. Like, I know my diehard friends, we don’t function in the way they function, so I can’t say that I’m very surprised.”
    “I didn’t really know what it was, couldn’t put my finger on it,” said Roman. “I always felt that there was a little tension toward Evelyn from Jennifer.”
    To fans of the show, Williams may come off as the more peaceful member of the former pair, but Roman warns that this season fans will see another, more sinister, side of Williams.
    “Just because Jennifer is quiet doesn’t mean that she’s not doing things behind the scenes. I think as people watch the show, they will see certain things unfold that they might not have been aware of, and it may change people’s perspective of how their relationship really was,” said Roman.“Now that this thing is starting to unfold before my eyes, just as it will for everyone else, I’m seeing what those underlying tensions were, and they’re all going to be brought to the forefront this season.”
    Well, we’re all definitely going to tune into to see the ongoing battle between Williams and Lozada. But in the meantime, you can check out a list of some of Roman’s greatest feuds below. –nicholas robinson

    Was Ray J Using Whitney Houston for a Reality Show?

    Was Ray J using his status with Whitney Houston to land another hit reality show?
    Reports are that the former on-again off-again couple taped a few television episodes and that Ray J — the little brother of singer Brandy — was attempting to sell the concept before Houston succumbed to tragedy on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.
    After multiple failed attempts to procure fame via traditional ways — like musical talent for instance — Ray J used the infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian to enjoy temporary fame and score a couple of popular reality shows, one on his own and another with his sister Brandy and their mother. Kardashian didn’t fair to badly either from the proliferation of the sex tapes.

    Ray J’s publicist confirmed that he and Whitney had shot some footage for a reality show they were pitching. It’s not hard to imagine who would have gained the most of it had come to fruition.
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    CHANKAY: Paula Abdul Will Judge ABC’s Got To Dance

    CHANKAY: Paula Abdul Will Judge ABC’s Got To Dance: CBS has signed the former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul to headline its coming dance competition, “Got to Dance.” Ms. Abdul will be th...

    1 Million Dollar Offer Lindsay Lohan Accepted Playboy’s

    Seems like Lindsay Lohan is accepting any offer that she will get without thinking it twice. The model and singer – actress just recently accepted an offer to pose nude for Playboy Magazine for a hefty amount of 1 million dollar.

    Steve Honig, Lohan’s representative did not confirm anything nor deny. It was Dina Lohan, Lindsay’s mom, who verified today that the Mean Girls actress will be in Playboy and that ” the photo shoot went well.”

    Although posing in Playboy won’t be her first time, but a lot of people are questioning if this “project” will help out her career. Some even think that this is a sign of desperation.

    Last week, her lawyer mentioned that she is working to support not just herself but also her family. Since there were few invites from TV and movie producers in the industry, not to mention her probation, baring her body in Playboy could provide the money that they need.

    Lohan’s career went down when she was caught with two DUI or Driving Under the Influence incidents which led her to visit three rehabilitation centers in 2007. She had also undergone alcohol education classes in May last year. On September 2011 her probation was denied after failing a drug test and spent an entire day in a jail before being released on a bail. She was also charged of theft last February where a necklace was stolen in a jewelry store in January. She was sentenced of 120 days imprisonment and 360 hours of community service. Just last week, Lohan was refused to attend her community service work in a Los Angeles morgue because of tardiness but then showed up the next day too early with cupcakes on her hand.

    Paula Abdul Will Judge ABC’s Got To Dance

    CBS has signed the former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul to headline its coming dance competition, “Got to Dance.”

    Ms. Abdul will be the lead judge and a mentor and coach for the amateur contestants on the reality show. Behind the scenes, she will also be an executive producer and a “creative partner,” CBS said.

    Impressively, the network found a way to squeeze all the titles into a headline, like so: “Paula Abdul Named Executive Producer, Creative Partner, Mentor, Coach, And Lead Judge of Upcoming CBS Reality-Competition Series ‘Got To Dance.’”

    With “Got to Dance” — a title that is subject to change — CBS will be competing with ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” A CBS spokesman said the network has not decided on a premiere date for the series.

    The “Got to Dance” format comes from the United Kingdom, where it started last year.

    In a statement, Ms. Abdul said, “I am thrilled to be creative partners with Reveille, Shine and CBS and to present the best new dance talent to American audiences. Each and every week we’ll showcase the challenges and successes of a fantastic group of dancers, as they perform and compete — compelling stories, exciting competition and amazing dance performances are guaranteed.”
    Paula Abdul, American pop singer-record producer-dancer-choreographer-actress and television personality, is going to be a judge in ABC’s Got To Dance.

    This dance competition is expected to be seen next season. Abdul will also be an executive producer for the series, which is based on a successful competition that airs in Britain.

    CHANKAY: Purple Squirrel Photo Ignites Curiosity of Netizen...

    CHANKAY: Purple Squirrel Photo Ignites Curiosity of Netizen...: A purple squirrel ignites the curiosity of netizens due to its unusual color. Most squirrel’s can be seen in grey color or occasionally red,...

    Purple Squirrel Photo Ignites Curiosity of Netizens

    A purple squirrel ignites the curiosity of netizens due to its unusual color. Most squirrel’s can be seen in grey color or occasionally red, but having a purple color is definitely unusual. The said purple squirrel was found by Percy and Connie Emert, of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania on Sunday, February 5, 2012.

    The purple squirrel was caught in a trap set by the Emert’s to keep birds safe from the rodents, reports said on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

    “We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are constantly into them. My husband traps them and then sets them free elsewhere so they don’t get into your bird feeders.” Connie was quoted saying in an interview by Accuweather.com.

    “I kept telling my husband I saw a purple one out in the yard. ‘Oh sure you did’ he kept telling me. Well, he checked the trap around noon on Sunday and sure enough, there it was.” Connie added.

    The squirrel’s unusual color have no definite cause, according to reports. However, scientist and some locals have their own theories that it may have fallen into a Porta-Potty or the purple tint could be from the bromide-laced frack water it’s been drinking in the area.

    “We have no idea whatsoever. It’s really purple. People think we dyed it, but honestly, we just found it and it was purple.” The Emerts was quoted saying in a news article.

    The purple squirrel has been released back into the wilderness, but it was kept by the Emert’s for a few days so other people could see it. The couple also set up a Twitter and Facebook page for the purple squirrel where they posted some pictures of the unusual critter.

    Matt Spaccarelli, iPhone User, Awarded $850 In AT&T Data-Throttling Case

    When AT&T started slowing down the data service for his iPhone, Matt Spaccarelli, an unemployed truck driver and student, took the country's largest telecommunications company to small claims court. And won.

    His award: $850.

    Pro-tem Judge Russell Nadel found in favor of Spaccarelli in Ventura Superior Court in Simi Valley on Friday, saying it wasn't fair for the company to purposely slow down his iPhone, when it had sold him an "unlimited data" plan.

    Spaccarelli could have many imitators. AT&T has some 17 million customers with "unlimited data" plans who can be subject to throttling. That's nearly half of its smartphone users. AT&T forbids them from consolidating their claims into a class action or taking them to a jury trial. That leaves small claims actions and arbitration.

    Late last year, AT&T started slowing down data service for the top 5 percent of its smartphone subscribers with "unlimited" plans. It had warned that it would start doing so, but many subscribers have been surprised by how little data use it takes for throttling to kick in – often less than AT&T provides to those on limited or "tiered" plans.

    Spaccarelli said his phone is being throttled after he's used 1.5 gigabytes to 2 gigabytes of data within a new billing cycle. Meanwhile, AT&T provides 3 gigabytes of data to subscribers on a tiered plan that costs the same – $30 per month.

    When slowed down, the phone can still be used for calls and text messaging, but Web browsing is painfully slow, and video streaming doesn't work at all.

    AT&T spokesman Marty Richter said the company will appeal the judge's ruling.

    "At the end of the day, our contract governs our relationship with our customers," he said.

    AT&T area sales manager Peter Hartlove, who represented the company before Nadel, declined to comment on the ruling. He argued in court that his employer has the right to modify or cancel customers' contracts if their data usage adversely affects the network.

    Companies with as many potentially aggrieved customers as AT&T usually brace themselves for a class-action lawsuit. But last year, the Supreme Court upheld a clause in the Dallas-based company's subscriber contract that prohibits customers from taking their complaints to class actions or jury trials.

    Up To 1 Million Adult Chat Users' Email Addresses And Passwords Exposed

    Unsecured login information for a chat feature on YouPorn, one of the most popular pornography sites on the Internet, has revealed the email addresses and passwords for some of its users, the Associated Press reports.

    While the AP could not confirm the number of accounts that had been compromised, Anders Nilsson of the security solutions company EuroSecure, wrote on his blog that login information for more than one million accounts was made public on Tuesday.

    Kate Miller, a spokesperson for Manwin Holding SARL, YouPorn's parent company, emphasized in an email to The Huffington Post that YouPorn was not hacked, but that its third-party chat service "failed to take the appropriate precautions in securing its user data" and has since been taken offline pending an investigation.

    "Until then, YouPorn continues to ensure that all appropriate measures and tools are in place to maintain the security of its infrastructure, and to safeguard the privacy of its users," Miller said in a statement to HuffPost.

    She added in a phone call that "YouPorn is operating the way it should."

    Still, many email addresses and associated passwords have now been made available online.

    Sophos's Graham Cluley notes on the serendipitously named blog "Naked Security" that beyond the potential humiliation of having one's email address associated with YouPorn, the users' other accounts that share this login information could be compromised.

    Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria Get Handsy At 'Vanity Fair' Party

    The British designer and her Hollywood pal had a Girl's Night Out in honor of The Eva Longoria Foundation, partying it up at Beso in Los Angeles. Sponsored by Chrysler and Vanity Fair, the fete was also attended by Kate Beckinsale (stunning in pink Alexander McQueen), Serena and Venus Williams and Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi.
    While the guests were technically there to honor Eva's foundation, which raises awareness of children's health issues and problems affecting the Latino community, they definitely took the time to let loose and relax (after all, New York and London fashion weeks are finally over!).
    Beckham happily tweeted the night away, describing her slim blue and black Victoria Beckham dress as her "favourite dress from AW12!" and posting pics of Eva and Kate with the caption, "Night out with the girls!"
    But Eva, who was wearing a neckline so wide and plunging that we're shocked the entire night wasn't a wardrobe malfunction, had the cutest photo of all. She tweeted, "My beautiful girl @victoriabeckham supporting me @vanityfair" with a pic of Beckham's hands wrapped loving around her chest.
    Because what are friends for if not for holding your boobies in your dress?
    Check out the stylish stars (and BFFs) below. What do you think of Eva and Victoria's outfits?

    Do These Necklaces Look Plagiarized To You?

    British jewelry designers Tatty Devine are launching a lawsuit against tween mall mainstay Claire's Accessories, charging that Claire's has plagiarized some of their necklace designs.

    Telegraph reports that Tatty Devine designers Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine have already consulted lawyers after noticing that several of the chain store's jewelry designs seemed to be near imitations of their own designs, like one necklace that features a plastic T-Rex skeleton stretched out on a chain.

    The designers posted on their site's blog that they're now "taking things forward" in terms of legal action. And it seems they'll have strong support from their community; fans of the brand have already been buzzing about the issue via social media.

    Claire's appears to be aware of the issue, as a spokesperson told the BBC: "Claire's is aware of the blog post yesterday on the tattydevine.com blog and is currently investigating these comments."

    Tatty Devine, launched in 1999, distributes handmade acrylic-based jewelry throughout the UK. Claire's Accessories, with over 3,000 locations worldwide, takes in $1.41 billion annually in revenue from its accessories, jewelry and cosmetics.

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    Africanized Bees Kill Mother Of 8 In Guyana

    A mother of eight has died in the South American country of Guyana after she was attacked by a swarm of Africanized bees.

    Police said Friday that 47-year-old Munia Sanchara was attacked while picking mangoes from a tree at her house in the coastal community of Cane Grove. Police said she was declared dead after arriving at a hospital in the capital of Georgetown.

    Guyana has reported several fatal bee attacks in recent years.

    Africanized bees from South Africa were introduced to Brazil in the late 1950s for a crossbreeding program and some accidentally were let loose.

    Smoked By Windows Phone Ignites Into A Digital Ad Campaign

    Microsoft’s recent, increasingly aggressive advertising approach against competitors has been quite entertaining. What I like — and what I think people will like — about this particular campaign, however, is that, unlike the Gmail man and Googlighting videos, Microsoft is attacking the products of its competitors by showing how their own products are better. The videos attacking Google, however, are exaggerated (but I found them funny, with a true underlying message.)

    If YouTube comments are any metric of public reception, the feedback of Smoked by Windows Phone has been far more positive than that of the recent Googlighting video. Also, speaking of YouTube, the videos of the challenges have been viewed over 500,000 times. This is one of the few genuinely cool ad campaigns produced by Microsoft, and it would be cool if they also produced a “Smoked” television commercial. And if Ben goes on a coast-to-coast Smoked By Windows Phone tour.
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    Acer Liquid Glow Announced; Comes With 1 GHz Processor, Android 4.0

    Acer recently launched a new smartphone in its popular Liquid family, the Acer Liquid Glow. This handset runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The Acer Liquid Glow is specially targeted at today’s fun-seeking, social-networking youth. According to the company, this smartphone brings the ultimate balance between style, performance and affordability. The Acer Liquid Glow will be showcased next week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona.

    Acer Liquid Glow features a 3.7 inch touchscreen display, 1 GHz single-core processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Android Market, 3.5 mm headset jack, FM Radio with RDS, 512MB RAM, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, A-GPS, and more.

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    Jeremy Lin Struggles As Knicks Lose To Heat, 102-88

    Jeremy Lin collided with LeBron James shortly after tip-off, stumbling backward.

    With that, the tone was set.

    And Lin's rise from unknown to stardom hit its first major snag.

    Chris Bosh scored 25 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and James put up 20 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, five steals and two blocks – the first such stat line in the NBA since James himself had a night like that four years ago – as the league-leading Miami Heat stopped Lin and the New York Knicks 102-88 on Thursday night.

    It was Miami's eighth straight win, all coming by at least 12 points.

    "A learning experience," Lin said afterward, before heading to Orlando for his role in All-Star weekend. "A tough one."

    Lin's final line: 1 for 11 from the field, eight points, three assists and eight turnovers – a long way from the 23.9 points and 9.2 assists he had been averaging over his first 11 games in the Knicks' rotation, when he breathed immeasurable life into a team that was floundering.

    Not this time. Lin paid the Heat a great compliment, saying their defense made it tough to even dribble.

    "First of all, he deserves all of the credit he's been given," Wade said. "We knew it was going to be a tough task guarding him. ... He's a good player, but we put a lot of pressure on him and it was a success."

    The scene was electric, and for much of the night, the game matched the hype.

    Spike Lee, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Chad Ochocinco all sat within seven seats of each other on one sideline, Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison of the Miami Marlins were on another sideline, and members of the New York Mets' front office reportedly jumped aboard a helicopter for the quick trip from the team's spring-training home in Port St. Lucie down to Miami.

    Even the First Fan took note of the hubbub surrounding the game.

    "In another life, I would be staying for the Knicks-Heat game tonight, then going up to Orlando for NBA All-Star weekend," President Barack Obama told cheering students at the University of Miami earlier in the day. "But these days, I've got a few other things on my plate. Just a few."

    When Air Force One was headed to Orlando for a Thursday night fundraiser, yes, there were televisions tuned to Heat-Knicks on board.

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    'John Carter' Producers On Budget Rumors & Creating Mars

    His is a story that ushered in the modern age of science fiction, inspiring a century of authors and sparking the imaginations that launched "Star Wars" and "Avatar" into the cultural canon. But it's only now, a century after Edgar Rice Burroughs penned his first excursion to the red planet, that John Carter's adventures on Mars are being presented on the big screen.

    And to read the rumors surrounding the film's four years in production, the story of how the epic Disney movie got made seems nearly as legendary a tale.

    "It's frustrating, because it's wrong," Lindsey Collins, one of the film's co-producers, says of years of trade reports that the film, the first live-action effort from Oscar-winning "WALL-E" director Andrew Stanton, was a bloated, over-budget mess.

    "There's no way to talk about it without sounding defensive, but I'm going to sound defensive for a second and say this movie was made on budget," Collins asserted. "I think Disney took a huge leap of faith with us early on and said, Okay, we believe your number and it's higher than we wanted but we believe it so make it for that ... And in fact, in most areas, it came in under, and the one area we came in slightly over was offset by all the underages of the others, so it came within I think two percent of the budget."

    The budget they say they hit was $250 million, which went into live shoots in desert locations and massive computer graphic work to create an elaborate world in which a leather-clad Taylor Kitsch, as Carter, leaps into a war between two rival nations and a race of green, horned, four-armed natives. Barsoom, as Mars is called by its inhabitants, is a rocky desert-scape littered with ornate cities, mystical ruins and anachronistic flying machines. And it's one that took over seventy five years of technological development to make believable on the screen.

    Various attempts at adapting Burroughs' seminal, serial adventure series have been made since MGM and "Looney Toons" director Bob Clampett approached Burroughs in 1935 with the idea of making a cartoon feature from the Civil War veteran-turned-space hero's exploits. The test footage, however, did not impress, and the movie was scrapped. The property was acquired by Disney in the '80s -- Tom Cruise was wooed to star -- but that fell through, as did Paramount's attempts to make it, with both Robert Rodriguez and Jon Favreau attached to direct at different points.

    Stanton, the current director, grew up a massive fan of the stories, and had always wanted to make the movie himself. Once that was mentioned to Pixar's chief John Lasseter, a quick meeting with then-Disney exec Dick Cook led to the studio scooping up the rights to the seemingly impossible-to-make movie.

    "The Curse of John Carter? Yeah, I think everybody felt that the fact that this was a huge property," co-producer Collins laughed, adding that a meeting with Danton Burroughs, the author's grandson, gave her a sense of the books' long legacy. "If it's not done right, it's just going to seem silly and campy, you're never going to buy a live action person sitting next to a CG person. And at least that part, I completely appreciated. I was like, oh my god, how the hell are we going to do this?"

    Luckily, Collins' co-producer on "John Carter" was Jim Morris, a Pixar exec who spent nearly two decades working for and then running leading special-effects house Industrial Light & Magic (ironically, "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' company -- how things come full circle).

    "Our basic theory was that we wanted to have real stuff under peoples' feet and around them at all times," Morris said. "So what we did was shot them in these big landscapes and just did a little bit of enhancement. We would add ruins here and there and take natural formations and turn them into ruins, and the interior stuff, whether it's in the palace or light or whether it's in chambers, that work we shot on stage [in front of a green screen]."

    Joan Rivers Attacks Newt Gingrich's Weight

    Joan Rivers has never been shy about telling celebrities exactly what she thinks of them. But now, Joan has her eye on a gentleman attempting to lock down the Republican presidential -- Newt Gingrich.

    "Newt can never become president," Joan tells me. "Just the thought of him naked, gross!"

    This isn't the first time Joan Rivers has spoken out about politicians. Just over a year ago, she went after Sarah Palin, saying critics were "right' to blame her for the tragedy in Tucson, following the shooting of Gabby Giffords. Joan even believes that the comment resulted in her getting banned from Fox News, an accusation that the network has since denied.

    "I don't care about what Newt thinks -- what is he going to do to me," Joan asks. "He can go f--- himself. I have the perfect life; I have four days a week with Melissa [Rivers] in L.A. where we do our show, 'Melissa and Joan: Joan Knows Best' on WETV, plus 'The Fashion Police' on E!, then three days back in New York. My two hip replacements are working, you know old people. The diapers are fabulous and I am over the bulimia!"

    Karsima Kapoor’s Dangerous Ishq reaches Cannes

    This is something really exciting for Karsima Kapoor and Vikram Bhatt. The movie is turning out to be bigger than they must have expected. It has recently been revealed that Karisma Kapoor will be walking the Red Carpet of Cannes Film Festival. Not only this the more exciting news is that Dangerous Ishq will be showcased in the festival along with giving a strict competition to other movies across the world. This coveted film festival is to be held during 16th to 27th May this year.

    A source from the industry says, “The film has shaped up brilliantly and now the makers are confident enough to take the film to an international platform. Everyone around Karisma feels that ‘Dangerous Ishq’ deserves to be not just screened at Cannes but also compete with other international films. Plans are already been put into place for the film’s showcase there.”

    Well, this is not the first film to reach Cannes. Even earlier there had been entries from our Bollywood. But this one is special for Vikram and Lolo. On one hand where Aishwarya and Sonam Kapoor are regular ones to the Cannes, Kareena missed it last year due to her busy shoot schedules. Nevertheless, Karisma will make up this year by attending the festival with her movie.

    The same source adds, “Though it was earlier being contemplated that ‘Dangerous Ishq’ would be premiered at Cannes, just like Kareena’s ‘Omkara’ had in 2006, the plans were dropped since the film’s release in India would then have been extremely close to the IPL finals. The makers didn’t want to take any risk and hence decided to bring it on 11th May itself. However it has made it to the competition and would now be showcased in Cannes after its worldwide release.”
    We tried to confirm the news with Vikram Bhatt also and much to our happiness, he confirms the same.

    1 लड़की..15 शादियां, लेकिन 16वीं पड़ गई महंगी

    शादी करने और फिर ससुराल का सामान लूटकर चंपत हो जाने वाली एक दुल्हनिया बुधवार को अहमदाबाद पुलिस की गिरफ्त में आई है। गिरफ्तारी के बाद पुलिस ने इसकी गैंग की अन्य तीन महिलाओं को भी गिरफ्तार कर लिया है।

    गैंग की मुखिया फिलहाल फरार है। पुलिस थाने में दर्ज शिकायतों के आंकड़ों के अनुसार यह महिला अब तक 15 विवाह कर लूट की घटना को अंजाम दे चुकी है।

    दरअसल शहर सैजपुर इलाके में रहने वाले मुकेशभाई गढवी के बड़े बेटे प्रफुल्ल के मानसिक रूप से अस्वस्थ होने के चलते उसका विवाह नहीं हो सका था। इसीलिए परिवार किसी दूसरी जाति की लड़की से भी उसका विवाह करने के लिए राजी था। इसी बीच परिवार का संपर्क मैरिज ब्यूरो चलाने वाली 60 वर्षीय हंसाबेन से हुआ।

    हंसाबेन ने अनसुइया अमरचंदाणी (60) से परिवार की मुलाकात कराई। अनसुइया ने मुकेशभाई को एक श्वेता नामक लड़की बताई। परिवार ने श्वेता को पसंद कर लिया और सौदा 60 हजार में तय हुआ। शादी (कोर्ट मैरिज) 7 फरवरी को हो गई।

    दूसरे ही दिन कहानी में आ गया मोड़...

    शादी के दूसरे दिन सुबह से दूल्हे के भाई वरुण का मोबाइल कहीं गुम था, जो दोपहर को उसे घर में ही मिल गया। यहां दूल्हे के परिवार की खुशकिस्मती यह रही कि उस मोबाइल में फोन रिकॉर्डिंग सिस्टम था।

    जैसे ही वरुण ने उसे ऑन किया उसमें से भाभी श्वेता की आवाज सुनाई दी। श्वेता की बातचीत के शब्द कुछ इस तरह थे.. ‘मैं अहमदाबाद में गेम बजाने आई हूं, और गेम बजाकर शनिवार को यहां से निकल जाऊंगी। दूसरी लड़की भावनगर में गेम बजाने गई है, तू उससे अहमदाबाद रेलवे स्टेशन के वेटिंग रूम में पहुंचने का बोल दे।’

    वरुण को स्थिति समझने में देर नहीं लगी, उसने तुरंत यह बात पुलिस को बता दी। कुछ ही देर में महिला पुलिस की टीम यहां पहुंच गई और इस तरह नई-नवेली दुल्हन को यह 16वां विवाह महंगा पड़ गया।

    Sunny Leone to set the screen on fire in Jism 2

    The sensational adult star Sunny Leone will scorch the theater screen with her hot performance. Sunny Leone grabbed eye balls of Indian audience with her stint in Bigg Boss 5. What else could Sunny have asked for when Mahesh Bhatt approached her in the show and offered her the film.

    However, after her eviction from the show, she was in talks with Pooja Bhatt. There were some legal formalities like Visa and all that needed to be sorted out. Then sprouted a money issue between the two, which was resolved later.

    Now when everything is settled, Sunny Leone is all set to romance two men on screen for Jism 2. With Jism 2 she will be making her Bollywood debut.

    Saif Kareena Kapoor excited about Mujre

    Spying on the background of the movie "Agent Vinod" engaged in preparations for the performance of actor Saif Ali Khan has said that the film's lead actress Kareena Kapoor's 'allowance' to give a fresh and exciting.
    With her boyfriend Saif Kareena in the film appear. Kareena has set off on the silver screen. "Best of My Heart" is a song choreographed by Saroj Khan.
    Kareena will be exciting enough to give a presentation on this song. So we see that the people involved in all things interesting. If the viewer to appreciate the people that we feel we got what we wanted.
    It seems that Saif in this film directed by Sriram Raghavan is a blend of old and new style and is designed in different ways. The film will be released in theaters on March 23.

    This is the first time in her career, which spans over a decade, that Kareena is endeavouring to do a Mujra in a film. Although the actress does not have formal training in the classical dance form, Kareena Kapoor has attempted a “Mujra” for “Agent Vinod”, a home production of beau Saif Ali Khan.
    The Mujra that is choreographed by Saroj Khan took Kareena almost 22 hours to shoot. She toiled laboriously to rehearse every bit of the performance until she had perfected her moves before she moved on to shoot the dance sequence. Even the bruises on her hands and knees that she received during the practice sessions, did not stop her from learning the steps as they should be.
    Looking absolutely stunning in a Manish Malhotra creation with loosely tied hair, Kareena dazzled everyone with her radiant beauty and brilliant red attire that she had donned for the dance number.
    We can certainly see that Bebo is not going to leave a single stone unturned, to make this film a success for Saif’s production house. The other actresses had better watch out! The Kapoor girl is set out to give them yet another tough competition!

    Palin's Aides Lash Out Over 'Sick' Portrayal Of Former Candidate

    Current and former aides to Sarah Palin lashed out Wednesday at HBO's "Game Change," describing the upcoming film's depictions of her on the 2008 campaign trail as "sick" and inaccurate.
    None of the aides said they have yet seen the movie, which debuts March 10, and some said they had asked for an opportunity to screen the film but had been denied.
    Trailers for the film, which is based on the bestselling book chronicling the 2008 presidential race, have been released, however, and some snippets appear to cast Palin in an unfavorable light. As portrayed by Julianne Moore, Palin is seen complaining about how she's being handled by political advisers and mumbling about missing her baby, who was born in April 2008. In one snippet, campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, describes her as being on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
    Aides said none of that jibes with their own experiences with the former Alaska governor, and they defended her vigorously Wednesday.
    Jason Recher, who handled vice presidential road operations for the McCain-Palin campaign, called Palin "one of the most engaged public servants I'd ever observed." Tom Van Flein, her former personal attorney, called her diligent, sharp and enthusiastic about the campaign.
    Meg Stapleton, a former spokeswoman, said that she, unlike some of the others who worked with Palin during the campaign, had not been contacted by anyone associated with either the book or movie.
    "They don't want to hear anything good," she said, her voice full of passion. "We all know Palin sells and the dramatization of Palin sells even more. This is sick."
    "They mock Gov. Palin, you mock Gov. Palin, as weak and unable to cope and press forward," she told reporters on the conference call. "And the movie and the trailer ... say that. And yet look with your own eyes at what she and her family have endured and inspired over the last few years. Any lesser man would have hanged himself by now. So who's weak?"
    Recher noted that Palin wasn't the primary focus of the book, and he said he told screenwriter and co-executive producer Danny Strong that the book "absolutely, unequivocally" did not accurately reflect his time with the McCain campaign.
    Filmmakers have said that they sought historical accuracy.
    Director Jay Roach last month said he wrote a long letter to Palin seeking an interview with her to help the film, "but I got a very quick email back from her attorney saying, `I checked, she declined.'"
    Strong, in an email, acknowledged that members of Palin's camp asked to screen the film but said filmmakers responded that they would privately screen the movie for Palin and her husband. He said Sarah Palin declined the offer.

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