Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Germanwings crashed plane's flight data recorder found

A plane carrying 150 people crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday en route to Düsseldorf, Germany, from Barcelona, Spain. No one is believed to have survived the crash. The Airbus A320 plane, operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline, went into a rapid decline and lost radar contact with air traffic control about an hour after takeoff at 10 a.m. local time, the airline said. Germanwings said the plane started losing altitude one minute after it reached cruising height, and continued to descend for eight minutes before the crash. The plane crashed in a remote area of the French Alps, about 65 miles north of the riviera city of Nice. A helicopter that was able to reach the crash site confirmed that there were no survivors, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. “The violence of the shock leaves little hope,” said French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

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ESPN Cricinfo, WC 2015, WC 2015, WC 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 · Mohit Sharma walked into the press tent in Hamilton, New Zealand, sat down looked around and said, "Hindi main theek hai, na?" (It's fine in Hindi, no?) The press gathered were largely Indian and agreed instantly. Mohit, fresh-faced, personable, looked across at the team's media manager, Dr RN Baba, and with a wicked smile on his face said, "Sir, Hindi main." (Sir, it's in Hindi.) Dr Baba's total lack of Hindi, the link language in the Indian dressing room, is a well-known fact. But it didn't matter, Dr Baba was not there to offer interpretation services, merely to direct proceedings in his unique sign-language-countdown sequence. To hear both Mohit and, days later, Mohammed Shami reply to questions in their native language was to hear their personalities speak with openness and humour. About how the wicket-taking balls on highlights could, on other days, have been hit for six; the banding together of bowlers; the narrow percentages within the game; and the pressure from home expectation. Mohit and Shami's native language had freed them from the straitjacket of clichés about "good areas" the importance of "process" and "expressing" oneself. Having a cricketer speak in his own language allows him to share the game as he sees it with a wider audience. At a fund-raising dinner for the LBW Trust in Sydney on Saturday night, writer and historian Mike Coward, speaking as master of ceremonies, made an observation that could only come from a global citizen of Planet Cricket. He said, "We tend to forget that cricket is a sport of the developing world." The "we" Coward was referring to was the first world, where cricket - and the English language - has deep roots. For over a century, English carried the game's history, folklore and myths. Conversations around cricket's stories and mythology were, until a time, mostly conducted in English. Now, however, in parts of the world where the game is a surging life force, players come to cricket before they come to English. These are the places where cricket has its biggest numbers and most fervent fan following. It happens to be a non-Anglophone world and it is growing. Think of Afghanistan, whom we have seen at the World Cup. Or Nepal, who turned up at the ICC World T20 last year. Or Papua New Guinea, the East Asia Pacific region's strongest team, who have received ODI status, finishing fourth in a World Cup qualifier tournament last year. Each country's cricket brings with it languages that cricket had never inhabited before - Pashto/Dari, Nepali, and a creole called Tok Pisin. My colleague Jarrod Kimber helpfully passed on his notes from a Shapoor Zadran press conference at this World Cup: "Too much swing. Bouncer is good. Good for cuts and hooks. Dennis Lillee, Brett Lee, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Shoaib Akhtar. Waqar, Shoaib, Wasim, too much bounce, too much speed. I copied Shoaib Akhtar, even when I was a small boy I was running 38 steps. Too much hair. Height. Hair. Style. Speed, run-up, too much six." John Wright spent five years as India coach, during which he picked up only three words of Hindi © AFP Marvellous itself in its eccentricity, but so much more could have emerged if there was some

Monday, 23 March 2015

Darren Sharper Pleads No Contest in LA Rape Case

Former NFL safety Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in Arizona on Monday.
The 39-year-old has been sentenced to nine years in prison and lifetime probation. The penalty actually seems on the light side, but Sharper will face plenty more years behind bars, considering Arizona isn’t the only state Sharper has allegedly drugged and raped women. He’s also facing charges in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Las Vegas and has been jailed in L.A. since February 2014.
The five-time Pro Bowler is expected to plead guilty to all of his charges across the four states. Hearings in Las Vegas and New Orleans are tentatively scheduled for later this week and next month, respectively.
In the New Orleans case, Sharper faces life behind bars without the possibility of parole.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Full Race - CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix

NASCAR didn’t conspire to prevent Kurt Busch from winning Sunday; it was merely following its consistently inconsistent policies.
Quick, someone grab tinfoil. Someone else cue the black helicopters. And would someone please instruct Brian France to go sit behind the grassy knoll. Because if you're to use social media as your barometer -- always a dangerous preposition -- NASCAR most certainly conspired to fix the ending of Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway.
The controversy centers around a debris caution NASCAR issued on what would have been the final lap of the Auto Club 400. Thinking a piece of metal was in Turn 3 and erring on the side of, well, caution, officials waved the yellow flag to setup a green-white-checkered restart.
Conspiracy theorists contend NASCAR did this because Kurt Busch was leading and headed towards certain victory. It would have been Busch's first win in just his second start since returning from a highly publicized suspension, following allegations he assaulted an ex-girlfriend last September.
The contention is that Busch would have been unseemly to have in Victory Lane, after a Delaware Family Court commissioner determined he "more likely than not" grabbed his former girlfriend by the throat and smashed her head against the wall. After all, NASCAR is a family sport with an image to uphold and sponsors to protect.
Not to disappoint those who believe Big Brother colluded to take victory from Busch, but there were no vast conspiracies Sunday. What NASCAR has is a consistency problem, not an integrity problem.
Too often in similar circumstances one decision contradicts another made earlier. And that contradiction only fuels the perception NASCAR changes its rules and procedures to help whatever narrative best suits its interests.

Sunday for example, the controversial caution NASCAR issued with Busch out front was because officials spotted what was thought to be a piece of metal. OK, on the surface that's understandable. ACS is a high-speed track and a punctured tire could be catastrophic. When in doubt, safety trumps all.
Why then was there no caution when Greg Biffle crashed on the final lap of the second green-white-checkered restart, right before Keselowski completed the deciding pass of Busch in Turn 2? From NASCAR's perspective, if Biffle can get going the race will have a natural conclusion and not end under the yellow flag. Something all involved want to see. That is exactly what transpired Sunday.
"I want to be clear," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "If we can race back and we don't believe we're putting the competitor in harm's way, we're going to do that. But we'll always err on the side of safety."
Where NASCAR leaves itself open for criticism is if caution is warranted for a fleck of metal, a yellow flag would seem necessary for a wrecked car that surely left a debris trail in its wake. If safety is the overriding concern, then presumably the race should be stopped immediately for a crash even if all involved drive away. Any decision otherwise would seem to be a contradiction against this stance.
NASCAR does itself no favors by consistently being inconsistent. During the season-opening Daytona 500 a final lap multi-car crash occurred on the backstretch. The yellow lights came on and what was setting up to be a classic finish ended under caution. Contrast that with Sunday's accident where Biffle not only wrecked, but in an area where the leaders would go through at speed. What happened? No caution.
"We have to look at the incident and the safety of the drivers first and foremost," O'Donnell said on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "When we looked at (the Daytona 500) incident and Kyle Larson hitting the wall at a high rate of speed, we felt we needed to dispatch the safety equipment immediately. That was despite where we were in the race. We needed to do that.
"If that were the case in Daytona where Kyle may have just glanced the wall and drove off, we would have raced back. What you saw (Sunday) was one of those instances where a driver was able to get set and race off in time where we knew we had some time to make the decision. The decision was made to let them come back to the checkered flag."

Eradicating these types of inconsistencies would go a long way to dispel the notion NASCAR attempts to manipulate the outcome. What there needs to be more of is accountability and transparency.
And on this front NASCAR has made tremendous strides. A common practice now, which rarely occurred in years past, is for officials to speak with reporters when something questionable transpires. Already this season, NASCAR officials made themselves present following the Daytona 500 group qualifying fiasco, the following week at Atlanta Motor Speedway when several cars failed technical inspection and again Sunday to explain the caution, no-caution ruling.
Increased cameras and technology on pit road is another initiative NASCAR has enacted to better ensure both accuracy and accountability. No longer are penalties issued because an official thinks they saw a foul occur. Every penalty called is supported by video evidence.
"We don't have any favorites," Sprint Cup Series director Richard Buck said Sunday. "We try to keep every emotion out of it. ... We work very closely in a very dynamic way to identify the situation and look for the solution to it, then that solution is backed up by multiple layers. So we feel very, very confident about our actions."
Sports are contested under the premise everyone involved -- competitors, refs, coaches, etc. -- are on the up-and-up. Without that essential fundamental sports is no different than scripted fare, or as Busch so eloquently radioed his crew following Sunday's fateful caution "WWE," the acronym for World Wrestling Entertainment, which no league with any semblance of credibility wants to be compared to.
Although decisions made in the moment may at times look otherwise, NASCAR is neither scripted nor predetermined. The stakes are too high and the consequences too severe. As for the consistency element, let's call that a work in progress.

REY MYSTERIO Accidentally Kill Wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr (ACTUAL FOOTAGE)

Rey Mysterio Accidentally Kill Wrestler
Rey Mysterio Accidentally Kill Wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr (Actual Footage)

Rey Mysterio Jr Accidentally Kill a Mexican Pro Wrestler Perro Aguayo Jr?

Mexican Pro Wrestler "Perro Aguayo Jr." Died During a Match With Former WWE Star Rey Mysterio Jr.

Mexican professional wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, who wrestled under the ring name Perro Aguayo Jr., died on Saturday, March 21, 2015 after an in-ring maneuver went wrong in Tijuana, Mexico. He was 35 years old.

Aguayo, who wrestled for the Mexico based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración, was in a tag team match with Manik against former World Wrestling Entertainment star Rey Mysterio Jr and Xtreme Tiger.

An amateur video posted to social media accounts shows Aguayo working the match fine until a drop kick from Mysterio hits him on the side of the neck and sends him onto the second rope in position for Mysterio's 619 finishing move.

When Mysterio performed the move, Aguayo didn't move and slumped to the bottom rope shortly after. The match continued as a 2-on-1 for several minutes.

Former World Championship Wrestling star Konnan came over to check on him, as did Mysterio Jr., who broke character as his opponent to inform the referee of Aguayo’s injury.

Aguayo was then stretchered out of the venue, where he was pronounced dead at Hospital Del Prado in Tijuana. One outlet has reported Aguayo’s cause of death to be cervical spine trauma.

Aguayo made his debut at age 15, according to Wikipedia. He also wrestled as El Hijo del Perro Aguayo and was the son of Mexican wrestling legend Perro Aguayo.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Jhonni Blaze Sex Tape + Says She Busted Her A– Trying Out Mimi’s Shower Rod Move

Jhonni Blaze‘s sex tape was the topic of everyone’s conversation on tonight’s Love & Hip Hop and now VladTV has the exclusive details. In an interview from December, Jhonni explains that she filmed the video with the understanding that she would receive a profit every time the video was sold. Unfortunately for Jhonni an insider threatened to leak photos from the tryst and so she decided to own it and release them herself.
Check out the video to find out if Jhonni would ever consider making like Nikko and Mimi and strike up a legitimate deal with Vivid Entertainment to do an adult film and to hear her explain her attempts at Mimi’s shower rode move!

Stassi Schroeder's Alleged Sex Tape Comes To Light During

Reality show stars are not known for being shy, so it may not come as a shocker to learn "Vanderpump Rules" star Stassi Schroeder reportedly outed her own sex tape during the reunion show taping.
Sources tell TMZ that Schroeder, the show’s resident drama queen, got into a huge fight with her on-camera nemesis, Scheana Shay. The former model turned fashion stylist accused Shay, the former mistress of Brandi Glanville’s ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, of circulating a private sex tape showing Schroeder pleasuring herself, which was intended for a gentleman whose name was not disclosed.
Schroeder alleges that Shay tried to sell the tape to media outlets, but the tape was not published.
Andy Cohen, who hosted the reunion special that has not aired yet, was supposedly shocked and pressed Schroeder for more answers. The 26-year-old said the video was sent a couple years ago.
The Bravo reality star is currently in a serious relationship.

Tim Tebow works out for the Philadelphia Eagles

Chip Kelly's wild offseason continues as the Philadelphia Eagles coach brought in quarterback Tim Tebow for a workout, a person familiar with the tryout told USA TODAY Sports.
That person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not confirmed the workout.
Tebow, a former player for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 but has fixed his inaccuracy, according to Tebow's quarterback coach, Tom House.
From last week's stunning trade of former Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and two draft picks in exchange for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to Monday's workout of Tebow, Kelly has been the NFL's most interesting personnel man.
Tebow, 27, an analyst for ESPN's SEC Network was last on a regular-season roster with the 2012 Jets when the starting quarterback was current Eagles backup Mark Sanchez.
Tebow, who led the 2011 Broncos to the playoffs, had been working in Southern California with Tom Brady's personal quarterback guru, House since he was released by the New England Patriots during August 2013.
"If anybody's going to have an open mind, it'll be someone like Chip Kelly," House told USA TODAY Sports. "Stranger things have happened.
"Tim has been busting his butt on a regular basis for the last couple of years to stay ready for just this type of opportunity. He came directly from being released by the Patriots and has been working on a regular basis since then.
"Initially, Tim had trouble spinning the ball and he wasn't very accurate. That's fixed.
"He's very accurate now."
Maybe Kelly just wanted to see how accurate for himself.
House said Tebow was working in earnest for Monday's workout with House's quarterback training partner Adam DeDeaux in Florida.
"I do know this Adam DeDeaux was down at Tim's charity golf tournament last week in Florida,'' House said. "I don't know what happened in today's workout.
"But I know they worked together in preparation for today's workout."

Noah Galloway on 'Dancing with the Stars': Judges call his first performance 'profound,' 'a triumph'

There wasn't a dry eye in the house tonight when Noah Galloway made his debut on "Dancing with the Stars." 
This, at least, is what host Erin Andrews said after Galloway, an Army veteran from Alabama, performed the cha-cha with his partner, Sharna Burgess, on the ABC reality series.
Their brief routine, set to One Republic's "I Lived," apparently touched the hearts of audience members on scene at the live broadcast in Los Angeles. Andrews saw tears welling up, and she made sure that #TeamShway felt the love.
The judges also seemed moved as they watched Galloway -- a amputee who lost part of his two left limbs in Iraq -- move smoothly in sync with Burgess.

"Noah, you are a titan amongst men," said Bruno Tonioli. "You have a presence that is unique."
"Witnessing this, my heart is still beating," said Carrie Ann Inaba. "It was profound. ... You broadened my sense of what dance looks like."
"A major triumph," said Len Goodman. "Noah, I salute you. Well done."
The fourth judge, Julianne Hough, praised Galloway and Burgess for their strong connection on stage, and noted their obvious sense of trust.

Overall, it was a banner night for Galloway, 33, as he competed against 11 other teams on the show's Season 20 debut. They included Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev, Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough, Willow Shields and Mark Ballas, Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd, and Redfoo and Emma Slater.
True, he and Burgess didn't earn the highest scores of the evening from the judging panel -- that honor went to Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy -- but Galloway's team scored 26 points of out 40 for a solid debut.
Now viewers will have their say, casting votes for their favorite teams to determine half of the final scores. On the next episode, set for March 23, one duo will be eliminated and the remaining competitors will perform again.

Some folks might wonder how Galloway -- who's also a personal trainer, a motivational speaker and a Men's Health cover guy -- fits into the celebrity theme of the show. Host Tom Bergeron settled that at the beginning of the episode, when he introduced Galloway as "an American hero."

Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants from Rumer Willis to Michael Sam to Patti LaBelle

Dancing With the Stars,” once the most popular show in the country, has slipped over recent years — and it’s trying to regain some street cred in Season 20 (seriously, SEASON 20) with a special 10-year anniversary season. It’s got fancy opening credits and a golden Mirror Ball Trophy and, if you can believe it, even more sparkles.
Granted, this season doesn’t quite have the, um, name recognition of former years. Still, here’s our ranking of the contestants in the season premiere (which ended with a shot of smiling exes Bruce Willis and Demi Moore — sitting in separate rows!) and in order of how we think they’ll fare this season:
['Dancing With the Stars' picks new crop for Season 20]
Rumer Willis/Val Chmerkovskiy (fox trot, judge score: 8, 8, 8, 8 for a total of 32 points)
Occupation: Actress
Age: 26
Best known for: Being the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore and one-time stepdaughter of Ashton Kutcher.
Storyline: Can everyone stop thinking of her as just a kid with famous parents? Seeing as Val asks for her dad’s autograph within minutes, probably not.
Performance: Not only did Rumer get the coveted closing performance spot, but the judges are blown away by the intensity of the pair. (Who, to be fair, already know each other through mutual friends.) “That was incredible!” Carrie Ann Inaba yelled. “You are in it to win it!” Len Goodman agrees and calls it the dance of the night: “Sometimes it was intense, other times it was quiet — Val, this could be your season.” Julianne Hough says she got chills and calls them a “vision” and says they’re the ones to watch.


Nastia Liukin/Derek Hough (fox trot, judge score: 7, 7, 8, 8 for a total of 31 points)
Occupation: Gymnast
Age: 25
Best known for: Winning five medals at the 2008 Olympic Games
Storyline: She’s already feeling competitive with rival Shawn Johnson, who danced with Derek in the all-star season and almost won. Nastia isn’t here to make friends — she’s here for that tacky gold Mirror Ball Trophy.
Performance: Carrie Ann chides him for a lift, saying Derek should know better, while Len is lukewarm as well. Julianne sticks up for her brother by saying it was an explosive first dance, but also critiques Nastia’s form. Not great feedback for Derek, a five-time winner of the show. Guess they have to keep him humble.

Nastia and Derek (Adam Taylor/ABC)


Noah Galloway/Sharna Burgess (cha cha, judge score: 7, 6, 6, 7 for a total of 26 points)
Occupation: Combat veteran with U.S. Army
Age: 33
Best known for: A double amputee (he lost his left leg and left arm after being hit with a roadside bomb in Iraq), he’s a motivational speaker and personal trainer who was just on the cover of Men’s Health.
Storyline: Noah is worried about the challenge of dancing without one of knees. He tells Sharna, “What I’m lacking in limbs, I’ll make up for in determination and hard work.” Later, he gets emotional in his intro video. “I don’t want to just do well as the guy missing an arm and a leg. I expect more. And that’s where I’m struggling with it,” he says to the camera.
Performance: It took a solid minute for the screams and applause from the audience to die down. “You are a titan among men,” Bruno Tonioli says. “You have a presence that is unique … your feel for the music is like any of the dancers. Work with that and you’re going to astonish even more.” Julianne compliments Sharna on the creative choreography, because when the man leads, it’s usually with the left arm. Carrie Ann can’t get through her remarks without crying: “That was truly inspiring.”


Riker Lynch/Allison Holker (jive, judge score: 8, 8, 7, 8 for a total of 31 points)
Occupation: Actor and singer
Age: 23
Best known for: He’d probably want you to say his band R5, but more likely it’s from his few seasons on “Glee.”
Storyline: Can Riker overcome being virtually unknown by adults and capture the tween vote? And does he have an unfair advantage because he’s second cousins with Derek and Julianne Hough?!
Performance: “THE ROCKET ROCKER!” Bruno roars at him, unable to contain his excitement and jumping up on the desk. “You’ve got the coolest vibe I’ve seen since I saw my friend Billy Idol. You are cool, hip, your timing is immaculate.” Carrie Ann tries to calm everyone down by saying she wouldn’t call the dance “graceful,” but it sure was fun to watch. Len goes with “lots of energy,” though warns him that he better refine his moves for next week’s fox trot.

Allison Holker and Riker Lynch (Adam Taylor/ABC)


Michael Sam/Peta Murgatroyd (cha cha, judge score: 6, 6, 7, 7, for a total of 26 points)
Occupation: Football player
Age: 25
Best known for: Being the first openly gay athlete to be drafted by the NFL.
Storyline: Michael was cut by the St. Louis Rams and is currently a free agent; he says “Dancing With the Stars” is a way for him to get in the best shape of his life before the NFL combine in a few weeks. He also wants to silence his haters.
Performance: Bruno calls it very well-done, while Julianne zeroes in on his feet: They were a little sloppy. Boos from the crowd. But wait! Julianne thinks he has a great vibe. Len thinks the dancing was excellent but “your footwork is atrocious.” Carrie Ann tries to make him feel better: “You are a beautiful, gorgeous man and you have an incredible body.” She agrees about the feet, and tells him to drop the fake smile.


Suzanne Somers/Tony Dovolani (cha cha, judge score: 6, 6, 6, 7 for a total of 25 points)
Occupation: Actress
Age: 68
Best known for: “Three’s Company,” those Thighmaster infomercials in the 1970s.
Storyline: Suzanne wants to show America that “Age is just a number and that blondes do have fun!” She also would like to prove People magazine wrong, which once dubbed her “The dumbest woman in America.”
Performance: The judges are obsessed with Suzanne’s legs, which works out well because she threw in a Thighmasters joke at the beginning of the routine. “They don’t make them like that anymore — stuff of legends, my darling,” Bruno roars.


Willow Shields/Mark Ballas (cha cha, judge score: 6, 6, 6, 7 for a total of 25 points)
Occupation: Actress
Age: 14
Best known for: “The Hunger Games” franchise, in which she plays Primrose Everdeen, the younger sister of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) .
Storyline: Hey, did you catch she’s the the youngest performer ever on the show? They only mentioned it about 20 times. Willow has another goal — even though she played along with a goofy “Hunger Games” skit in her intro, she wants to be known for more than just the gazillion-dollar franchise.
Performance: Willow is adorable and the judges obviously love her. Even grumpy Len compares her to Alka-Seltzer, as in “sparkling, bubbly, refreshing and makes you feel good.” Julianne chimes too: “You might be the youngest competitor we’ve ever had, but girl, you’ve got some sass!”


Redfoo/Emma Slater (cha cha, judge score: 6, 5, 5, 6 for a total of 22 points)
Occupation: Musician
Age: 39
Best known for: “SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS-SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS-SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS-SHOTS, SHOTS….” — also known as one of the most popular songs from his duo LMFAO. (Other hits: “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” “Party Rock Anthem”)
Storyline: Former “DWTS” guest judge turned contestant.
Performance: He also goes with his own song, “Juicy Wiggle,” with a performance so psychedelic and brightly-colored that it’s hard to watch. “You dance like your hair — a little wild and unkempt,” Len tells him, while Julianne says she can’t wait to see what he does week to week.

Redfoo and Emma Slater (Adam Taylor/ABC)


Patti LaBelle/Artem Chigvintsev (fox trot, judge score: 7, 6, 6, 6 for a total of 25 points)
Occupation: Grammy-winning singer
Age: 70
Best known for: Winning every music award that exists.
Storyline: She’s a legendary singer but has no dancing experience — can she fight through the struggle? “I’m here to show America that Miss Patti can dance,” she declared, adding that she wants to prove what you can do at age 70.
Performance: Well, you get an automatic advantage when you dance to one of your own songs (“Lady Marmalade”). Julianne gushes about Patti’s presence, calling her a “gorgeous, graceful goddess” and that “everything was beautiful.” Bruno calls it enriching, Carrie Ann also loves it. “You can ring my bell, Patti” Len grins, while Tom Bergeron proves why he’s America’s hero and chimes in, “That’s one rusty bell!”

RANK: 10

Charlotte McKinney/Keo Motsepe (jive, judge score: 6, 5, 5, 6 for a total of 22 points)
Occupation: Model
Age: 23
Best known for: This basically naked Carl’s Jr. Super Bowl commercial, which has been watched about 10 million times on YouTube.
Storyline: Charlotte says she wants to show America that there’s more than her than “just boobs” — no word on if that will actually happen since her whole segment was devoted to naked jokes and how her chest could impede her dancing. Keo suggested using lots of tape.
Performance: Charlotte botches the beginning of the dance and the judges lightly critique her skills. They all want her back next week. Julianne says she needs to walk her footwork, but notes “The top half is actually really great — the bottom half you need a little bit of work on.” Lots of cheers and much agreement from Bruno, who says something that sounds like “It must take a momentous effort to carry America’s most imposing frontage.” Tom Bergeron’s reaction is priceless.

RANK: 11

Chris Soules/Witney Carson (jive, judge score: 7, 6, 6, 7 for a total of 26 points)
Occupation: Reality star
Age: 33
Best known for: “The Bachelor” and living in a really, really small town on a farm.
Storyline: Engaged to Whitney, dancing with a Witney — awkward! And as Chris points out, there’s lots of physical contact on the dance floor. Props to co-host Erin Andrews for calling him out on that one: “You were like ‘The Bachelor’ that made out with everyone,” she points out.
Performance: Bad news: Prince Farming can’t really dance. The judges avoid calling him terrible and instead compliment his sincerity on the dance floor. “Tons and tons of potential here,” Carrie Ann raves, and gives him tips on how to channel his natural charisma into dancing skill. “You need some polish,”Len says sternly.
['The Bachelor' finale overshadowed by awkward 'Bachelorette' twist]

Chris Soules and Witney Carson (Adam Taylor/ABC)

RANK: 12

Robert Herjavec/Kym Johnson (cha cha, judge score: 7, 7, 7, 7 for a total of 28 points)
Occupation: CEO of one of the largest cyber-security firms in the world
Age: 51
Best known for: One of the sharks/judges on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
Storyline: Robert is very, very rich and wants people to know it, because why else would he show up in his intro with a private plane and Ferrari?
Performance: Robert’s a pretty goofy dancer, and the judges are shocked that he actually likes to let loose and have fun. “What a pleasant surprise!” Bruno says, who was expecting a shark and instead got Flipper the crazy dolphin. Len criticizes his dance moves but is also pleased that he’s embracing the silliness of the show.

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson (Adam Taylor/ABC)

Dancing With the Stars: Breaking down 20 seasons by the numbers

onight, the 20th season of Dancing With the Stars premieres on ABC. And so for the 20th time, viewers will watch as actors, singers, athletes, reality stars, and more parade around the ballroom wearing more fringe than they’ve probably ever seen in their lives. Because that’s the Dancing way.
So to honor the 20th season, we did a bit of digging into the show’s past. Just how many athletes have won the show—do they really have an advantage? What’s the male-to-female ratio for contestants on the show? What’s the age range for contestants?
We found answers to all that and more for our Dancing With the Stars by the numbers:

Dairy Queen Celebrating 75th Anniversary With Free Ice Cream

Millions of people across the nation enjoyed a free ice cream cone on Monday.
That’s because Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th anniversary by handing out free vanilla cones all day. The first DQ opened in Joliet, Ill., in 1940 and seven years later, the first one in Minnesota opened in Roseville.
Now, there are more than 6,000 restaurants in 27 countrie and the worldwide corporate headquarters is in Edina.
Minnesota’s first DQ in Roseville has the windows you walk up to, order treats and receive them. It’s on Lexington Avenue, near the intersection of Larpenteur. It opened in the 1940s and is still standing, still attracting a line of customers and today like Dairy Queens all over the U.S., giving away vanilla cones.
After 75 years of satisfying a craving for something cold and sweet, DQ just wanted to say thank you.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to do it than to offer free cones to our fans who have really made it all possible over the years,” Troy Bader, the chief operating officer for Dairy Queen, said.
That signature curl on top is more than just cute, it’s trademarked. And the soft serve that fills the cones and cups has less butter fat than traditional ice cream.
“When this was created the founders knew that ice cream tasted best before it was frozen into its hard state, and we have gone with that ever since,” Bader said.
Going to Dairy Queen appears to be a tradition that spans generations.
“It is even for our dogs. After the vet, they always got to go to Dairy Queen,” Chris Rainieri said.
“(When would you come?) After ballgames, soccer, baseball. Yep, the typical family outings,” Nathan Luger said.
Dairy Queen added hot food to the menu in 1958. We saw the first DQ Blizzard in 1985.

Stassi Schroeder Sex Tape

Some would say that Stassi Schroeder is the sensible one of the group — or she would appear to be. The reality star mentioned on part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion on Monday night that she has a sex tape. Stassi accidentally revealed her shocking sex tape revelation when she accused Scheana Marie of shopping the tape around to several media outlets, according to a TMZ report.

The Stassi Schroeder tape has not been leaked yet, but it has people wondering why the Vanderpump Rules star would reveal such a personal tidbit during the reunion, especially if she doesn’t want it to become public. Schroeder admitted to host Andy Cohen that the sex tape is a “self-pleasuring video” that she sent to a boyfriend a couple of years ago.

It was reported that Scheana Marie and her “group of frenemies” tried to make the sex tape public.
That hasn’t stopped fans on Twitter on speculating whether or not Jax Taylor was the boyfriend that Stassi sent the sex tape to. Some think that he’s actually the one that tried to release the tape, and it would help explain why Stassi doesn’t even want to be in the same room with him. She did admit that something happened during their breakup that was the “darkest moment of her life.” Stassi, yet again, said on part 2 of the reunion that the sex tape was also the “darkest moment of her life.”
Reality Tea also thinks that Taylor tried to leak Schroeder’s sex tape. The news site said that she probably sent him the tape when she was dating him at the time, and that is the horrible “beyond cheating” thing that Jax did to Schroeder. She also vaguely mentioned this incident quite a few times in part 1 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion.
This shocking revelation caused viewers to talk about Stassi’s sex tape. Some mentioned that the reality star was being hypocritical for mentioning the sex tape in the first place, especially if she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Meanwhile, other viewers thought Stassi was hypocritical to have a sex tape in the first place, since she constantly judges the rest of the Vanderpump Rules cast. The social networking site was filled with mix reactions.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Dancing with the Stars: Demi, Bruce and the Whole Family Come Together to Support Rumer's Debut

Hell hasn't frozen over – that's really Bruce Willis in the front row of Dancing with the Stars!

The 59-year-old action star joined his ex-wife Demi Moore, 52, to support their daughter Rumer on the opening night of Dancing with the Stars.

And they didn't come alone! Willis brought his wife Emma while Moore brought along her daughters Scout, 23, and Tallulah, 21. The family assembled to watch Rumer, 26, and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy do the foxtrot on the first night of the show's 10th anniversary.

DWTS has aptly demonstrated that if you cast famous kids to hit the dance floor, they'll almost always invite their even more famous parents. Last season, Sadie Robertson was routinely joined by her Duck Dynasty family – who were even included in the show. Before that, Cher came to watch Chaz Bono cut the rug, and Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne enjoyed seasons with Kelly and Jack.

And who can forget the time that Sarah Palin came to see her ape-suit wearing
Dancing with the Stars Premiere: Bruce Willis, Demi Moore Support Rumer Willis
daughter Bristol?

Robert Durst: Real Estate Heir Charged With Murder in LA

Real estate heir Robert Durst was charged with one count of first-degree murder with the special circumstances of murder of a witness, as well as lying in wait and gun use allegations, the Los Angeles County DA said today.
The charges, which carry the death penalty, are in connection with the 2000 murder of his friend, Susan Berman, in Los Angeles.
"Prosecutors have been working closely with the Los Angeles Police Department for the past two years investigating the cold case murder. Durst is charged with murdering Berman on or about Dec. 23, 2000. Her body was discovered in her Benedict Canyon home on Christmas Eve," the DA said in a statement.
Durst was arrested at a Marriott hotel in New Orleans over the weekend. Louisiana State Trooper Melissa Matey confirmed to ABC News tonight that an arrest warrant was issued for Durst and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail under two new charges: convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance, which was a small amount of marijuana.
The 71-year-old appeared before a judge earlier today in New Orleans for the extradition hearing, where his lawyers agreed to have him sent back to California.
PHOTO: Robert Durst, far right, is escorted into Orleans Parish Criminal District Court through a tunnel entrance, in New Orleans, March 16, 2015.

X Factor judges Natalia Kills, Willy Moon sacked

Controversial judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon have been fired from The X Factor NZ following their on-air tirade on last night's show.
Kills came under fire after harshly criticising X Factor contestant Joe Irvine, accusing him of copying the style of her husband and fellow judge Willy Moon.
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Natalia Kills and Willy Moon.