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Tuesday News Round Up

November 10, 2009
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Our  favorites two famewhores who will use anything in their obsession for attention explained us that they were totally made for each other.Jon Gosselin and Levi Johnston appeared together in Times Square in NYC on Sunday. Levi was in town for his Playgirl shoot when he says he ran into Gosselin, who was in town filming commercials. The two posed for photos in near-identical pea coats. “You never know when celebrities turn up,” one onlooker marveled.We might accidentally see in horror and amazement Jon Gosselin showing it all before the camera for the next Playgirl issue ;a prerequisite for landing a scary movie gig in Hollywood.

Rupert Murdoch says he wants one of his children to succeed him at News Corp. “I am sure one of them will emerge,” he says. “It would be nice.” His family, with about 40% of the voting rights, will “have a lot of say.” Murdoch, 78, adds that he will step down “when I start to lose it.”Meanwhile he told Sky News interviewer David Speers that he will remove his news sites — The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Times of London and many more — from Google’s search index.Watch the interview

AOL is appointing Susan Lyne, the former CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, to its board of directors, as the online company continues to put its leadership together ahead of its spinoff from Time Warner. The spinoff is still expected before year-end.

Village Voice Media, the publisher of 14 local U.S. publications, including the 54-year-old Village Voice, is focusing on growth in Internet advertising, with its recently launched Voice Local Network. The Internet side of the business is up 75% from last year.

And Gabourey Sidibe a plus-size, African-American actress with less-than-perfect features – fits no casting agents definition of a leading lady. But she is not deterred. I never wanted to be an actress, said Sidibe, 24, the star of the just-released Precious, whose understated performance as an abused, 350-lb, illiterate teenager has garnered critical acclaim and unexpectedly catapulted her onto the shortlist of potential Oscar nominees

Andre Agassi is primarily concerned with Andre Agassi, according to a New York Times review of his ghostwritten autobiography Open. Reviewer Janet Maslinwrites that Agassi’s interests do not extend far “beyond tennis, more tennis, the misery of tennis, the way sportswriters misunderstand tennis and the irritating celebrity that tennis stardom confers.”

Other admissions from the book: Agassi took crystal meth in 1997, the worst year of his career; he’s lied about his love of tennis to interviewers over the years; and his frosted mullets may have included portions of toupee. Maslin calls the book “anticlimactic” but says it is saved by “somebody on the memoir team” with “great gifts for heart-tugging drama.

source: LevineBreakingNews
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1,000 dominoes in Berlin

November 8, 2009
Preparation For Germany's Fall of the Berlin Wall Celebrations

 

Thousands of curious Berliners lined the centre of the German capital Saturday to admire over 1,000 giant polystyrene dominos set to topple Monday, marking 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down.

“It’s really very beautiful, it’s a terrific idea”, enthused 74-year-old Berlin resident Barbara Graff, taking photos of the 2.5 metre-high coloured dominos.

“November 9, 1989? Of course I remember! That night I went to the Ku’damm (the main shopping artery in West Berlin), and I distributed money to the people arriving en masse from the East.”

Jorg Schmidt, 45 years-old, admired “the diversity and expressive power” of the dominos, which were decorated by artists and cultural institutes, but also Berlin schoolchildren and teenagers.

“This proves that people reflected on what reunification represents,” said the civil servant who grew up in the East,”and that’s very good because today young people don’t know anything about all of this.”

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Ledger-Directed Rap Video Debuts

October 31, 2009

Australian rapper N’fa Forster-Jones, a childhood friend of the late actor’s, posted the video along with a behind-the-scenes look at the project, the AP reports. “Every day I count my blessings that I got to have him direct this piece of art,” says Forster-Jones, who showed the video at the Rome Film Festival.

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I Miss the 90S

October 30, 2009

RNB music, that sweet RNB music“don’t you miss it? There is a lot to say about the intoxicating vibe that runs through your body when you hear “Touch Me, Tease Me (1996) Case / Foxy Brown ” or how about your journey down memory lane when you hear “So Good” by Davina. The essence of Rnb music has definitely evolved over the years, however its metamorphosis has been one that many do not appreciate. It would be safe to say that over the years the industry has been on life support, waiting for the new transplant that will change everything to come.R&B is still a driving force in the industry, but the formulaic and boring muck that is being served up to us on the radio daily lacks soul.I’m conducting a survey to define the R&B market nowadays…

Please take the Poll

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Op Ed : Magic has lost his luster with beef against Isiah

October 29, 2009

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As a rabid fan of 1980s NBA basketball, I was saddened to read last week that the friendship between Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas has evaporated and that Johnson has devoted a portion of his latest book “When the Game was Ours,” written with Larry Bird, to trash Thomas.

Once he learned about the book, Thomas simply said he had no idea that Johnson felt that way. However, even though Thomas has taken the high road, it’s still being reported as him “feuding” with Johnson. I can’t help but feel that Thomas’ fate was sealed in 1987, when he made the comment that Larry Bird “is a very, very good basketball player. He’s an exceptional talent…” before adding, “but I have to agree with [Dennis] Rodman. If he were black, he’d be just another good guy”.

That was 1987, the era of Reagonomics. For a black athlete to call America’s racial double standard into question back then took a degree of courage. Prior to that statement, Thomas was viewed as a golden boy in the same way that Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were. After that statement, however, he was never seen in the same light again.

Continue Reading TheGrio.com

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Chris Brown Announces Release Date For Graffiti Album

October 27, 2009

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“Official album date: December 15. Graffiti. Now blog about this. Lol,” Brown wrote in the tweet (@MechanicalDummy).

Chris made headlines over the weekend when he tweeted a link to a video montage of him and princess RiRi called “ The way We used To be’- public relations scheme

Looks like Brown or his publicist still understand how to have some good press before “Grafiti” dropped out.A released date exactly 10 days before Christmas so you Grand’Ma whom has been emotionnaly touched by the fact that he still loves her will give it to you as the perfect gift.

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Time to go back to the typewriter?

October 24, 2009

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