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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Did you know this Whoopi Goldberg trivia?



Did you know that that Whoopi Goldberg Date of Birth? Is November 13 1955, New York, New York.


Did you know that that Whoopi Birth Name is Caryn Elaine Johnson?

Did you know that Height her height is 5' 5"?


Did you know that She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway?


Did you know that She came to prominence doing an HBO special and a one-woman show as Moms Mabley?


Did you know that her boyfriends were Ted Danson and Frank Langella?


Did you know that She was married three times and was once addicted to drugs?


Did you know that Whoopi Goldberg first came to prominence with her starring role in The Color Purple (1985)?


Did you know that she had a Oscar-winning role in the box office smash Ghost (1990)?


Did you know what her 3 husbands names were?


Lyle Trachtenberg (1 October 1994 - October 1995) (divorced)


David Claessen (1 September 1986 - October 1988) (divorced)


Alvin Martin (1973 - 1979) (divorced) 1 child

2000: Broke up with boyfriend of five years Frank Langella.


Did you know that she was Discovered by director Mike Nichols?


Did you know that in 1994 she Became the very first woman to host the Academy Awards solo?


Did you know that she has a Daughter: Alexandrea; Granddaughters: Amarah and Jerzey.?


Did you know that Travels to locations by bus since she hates flying?


Did you know that She won a Grammy for "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway?"


Did you know that Was nicknamed Whoopi (as in "whoopi-cushion") because of being overly flatulent. She added the name Goldberg, taken from the Jewish side of her family?


Did you know that she Holds an honorary degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa?


Did you know that She was inspired to become an actress by watching Nichelle Nichols's

portrayal of Uhura on "Star Trek" (1966)?


Did you know that she is dyslexic?


Did you know that she Asked Gene Roddenberry for a role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) because she was a big fan? She was given role of "Guinan", the head of the Ten-Forward lounge. Her character was named for legendary entertainer / nightclub owner Texas Guinan.


Did you know that she is the Spokesmodel of the "got milk?" campaign.


Did you know that in 2002: She Won a Tony as a producer for Best Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie?".


Did you know that 1985: Won a Grammy for Best Comedy Performance Single or Album, Spoken or Musical for "Original Broadway Show Recording?".


Did you know that she was the second African American woman to win an Oscar. The first was Hattie McDaniel?


Did you know that Has over 4 different action figures modeled after her character, Guinan, from the "Star Trek" series and the films?


Did you know that Is part-owner of Mary's Kitchen, a country store/kitchen in Malibu, California. It is staffed by "New Yorkers" and certain furnishings were imported from New York because Whoopi wanted a touch of home in Malibu?
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Did you know that she has a tattoo of Woodstock (the bird from the Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" cartoon strip) on her shoulder?


Did you know that Granddaughter Amarah Skye was born on her 34th birthday?


Did you know that When she was only 8, she performed with the Children's Program and the Hudson Guild and The Rubenstein Children's Theatre?


Did you know that Has her own production company, One Ho Productions, which backs most of her movies and television projects?


Did you know that Michael J. Fox accompanied her to the 1986 Academy Awards when she was nominated for The Color Purple (1985)?


Did you know that Was one of the eulogists at Gene Roddenberry's funeral in 1991, along with other Star Trek stars Nichelle Nichols and Patrick Stewart?


Did you know that Did a private stand-up comedy routine entitled "If E.T. landed in Oakland" in front of, among others, Steven Spielberg and Michael Jackson, which eventually won her the lead in The Color Purple (1985), which Spielberg directed?


Did you know that One of only four actresses who won the quadruple crown of acting: The Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy?


Did you know that Her performance as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (1990) is ranked #95 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time?


Did you know that she Is good friends with Patrick Stewart?


Did you know that She was awarded The Annual Kennedy Centre Mark Twain Prize for Comedy?


Did you know that she hosted the Academy Awards on her own. in 2002, 1999, 1996 and 1994?


Did you know that she Is one of only 7 African-American actresses to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. The others in chronological order are: Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Angela Bassett and Halle Berry?


Did you know that She is one of only 13 individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award (counting Daytime Emmy Awards)?


Did you know that she Performed all her own singing in the "Sister Act" movies. Her co-stars have claimed that they were surprised at her vocal ability?


Did you know that she Has a brother who is seven years older than her?

Did you know that Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Did you know that:

Chimps are the only animals that can recognize themselves in a mirror.

Starfish don't have brains.

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

Shrimp's hearts are in their heads.

Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

Monday, December 29, 2008

60-year-old N.J. woman delivers twins


TRENTON, N.J. - A 60-year-old woman became a mother, twice over, when she delivered a pair of boys Tuesday.

Frieda Birnbaum gave birth to “Baby A” at 12:44 p.m. and “Baby B” a minute later by Caesarean section at Hackensack University Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Nancy Radwin said. The twins each weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces, she said.

Birnbaum, a psychologist from Saddle River, underwent in-vitro fertilization last year in Cape Town, South Africa, at a center that specializes in older women. She and her husband, Ken, a New York attorney, have been married for 38 years and have three other children — sons ages 6 and 33 and a daughter, 29. more

Did you know that a 60 year old woman was denied a drink?


Utah's stiff liquor laws and crack-on-the-head polices for violators can create a Catch-22 for restaurant owners who invest millions into their business, no matter how hard they try to avoid mistakes.

Last Monday, a couple who went into the newly opened Iggy's Sports Grill in Centerville for dinner and drinks walked out in a huff without ordering after the woman was denied ordering a cocktail because she hadn't brought her purse and couldn't produce ID to prove she was of age.

She is 60 years old.

But here is the restaurant's dilemma.

The owner of the Iggy's chain lost about $200,000 in potential sales in November because the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission imposed a two-week delay for the opening of the Centerville Iggy's because an Iggy's waiter in St. George served a beer to an underage decoy seven months earlier.

In addition to the $8,000 fine and other punishments for that restaurant, the commission used the violation to impose a two-week delay in opening another restaurant in the chain.

The owner said at the time that he tries to make sure all 800 employees always comply with the laws, but once in a while, obviously, someone slips up.

So an ID-for-everyone policy might be one way to prevent such costly violations. But then you run the risk of offending 60-year-olds and losing customers. more

Did you know that House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.

Did you know that:

The lowest temperature on Earth was -128.6°F (-89.6°C) in Antarctica in 1983.

Sunlight can penetrate clean ocean water to a depth of 240 feet.

The average ocean floor is 12,000 feet.

The temperature can be determined by counting the number of cricket chirps in fourteen seconds and adding 40.

House flies have a lifespan of two weeks.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Did you know the The highest temperature on Earth was 136°F (58°C) in Libya in 1922.

Did you know that:

The moon is 27% the size of the Earth.

The Earth weighs 6.6 sextillion tons, or 5.97 x 1024 kg.

The center of the Sun is about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million °C).

Sunlight takes about 8 minutes & 20 seconds to reach the Earth at 186,282 miles/sec (299,792 Km/sec).

The highest temperature on Earth was 136°F (58°C) in Libya in 1922.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Did you know that a bolt of lightning is about 54,000°F (30,000°C); six times hotter than the Sun.

Did you know that:

Oxygen is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, waters, and atmosphere (about 49.5%).

A stroke of lightning discharges from 10 to 100 million volts & 30,000 amperes of electricity.

A bolt of lightning is about 54,000°F (30,000°C); six times hotter than the Sun.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe (75%).

The average distance between the Earth & the Moon is 238,857 miles (384,392 km).

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Did you know that the North Atlantic gets 1 inch wider every year.

Did you know that:

It takes 70% less energy to produce a ton of paper from recycled paper than from trees.

Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.

Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.

The rocket engine has to supply its own oxygen so it can burn its fuel in outer space.

The North Atlantic gets 1 inch wider every year.

Did you know that depression is?


Did you know that depression is an illness that causes a person to feel sad and hopeless much of the time?It is different from normal feelings of sadness, grief, or low energy.

Did you know that anyone can have depression? It often runs in families. But it can also happen to someone who doesn't have a family history of depression. You can have depression one time or many times.

Did you know what causes depression? The causes of depression are not entirely understood. Things that may trigger depression include:

Did you know that these major events help create stress?

Childbirth or a death in the family.
Illnesses, such as arthritis, heart disease, or cancer.
Certain medicines, such as steroids or narcotics for pain relief.
Drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs.

These and other factors can cause certain brain chemicals to get out of balance. As soon as the imbalance is corrected, symptoms of depression generally go away.

Did you know that these are the symptoms?

Have trouble concentrating, remembering, and making decisions.
Have changes in their eating and sleeping habits.
Lose interest in things they enjoyed before they were depressed.
Have feelings of guilt and hopelessness, wondering if life is worth living.
Think a lot about death or suicide.
Complain about problems that don't have a physical cause, such as headache and stomachache.

Did you know how depression is treated?

Depression is usually treated with counseling or antidepressant medicine, or both. It sometimes takes a few tries to find the right treatment, and it can take several weeks for the medicine to start working. Try to be patient and stay with your treatment.
If you have mild or moderate depression, you may be diagnosed and treated by your family doctor and a therapist or psychologist.

Did you know that women have depression twice as often as men. But men are more likely to commit suicide because of depressionSeparated or divorced people, especially men, are more likely than married people to become depressed.

Did you know that people who have a serious illness are more likely to have depression.

Did you know that you should Learn the warning signs of suicide?

So if you see them in a loved one, get help fast.
Planning to, or saying they want to, kill themselves or someone else.
Having a way to commit suicide, such as having a gun.
Being out of touch with reality, having severe anxiety, or thinking they hear voices giving them commands.
Using alcohol or drugs, especially in large amounts.
Talking, writing, or drawing about death. This includes writing suicide notes and talking about items that can cause physical harm, such as pills, guns, or knives.
Spending long periods of time alone.
Acting mean and aggressive, or suddenly acting calm.
If a suicide threat seems real, with a specific plan and a way to carry it out, the following guidelines may help:
Call 911 , a suicide hotline, or the police.
Stay with the person, or ask someone you trust to stay with the person, until the crisis has passed.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Did you know what a Ponzi scheme is ?


A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors out of the money paid by subsequent investors rather than from profit. The term "Ponzi scheme" is used primarily in the United States, while other English-speaking countries do not distinguish colloquially between this scheme and other pyramid schemes.

The Ponzi scheme usually offers abnormally high short-term returns in order to entice new investors. The perpetuation of the high returns that a Ponzi scheme advertises and pays requires an ever-increasing flow of money from investors in order to keep the scheme going.

The system is destined to collapse because the earnings, if any, are less than the payments. Usually, the scheme is interrupted by legal authorities before it collapses because a Ponzi scheme is suspected or because the promoter is selling unregistered securities. As more investors become involved, the likelihood of the scheme coming to the attention of authorities increases.

The scheme is named after Charles Ponzi, who became notorious for using the technique after emigrating from Italy to the United States in 1903. Ponzi did not invent the scheme, but his operation took in so much money that it was the first to become known throughout the United States. His original scheme was in theory based on arbitraging international reply coupons for postage stamps, but soon diverted investors' money to support payments to earlier investors and Ponzi's personal wealth.

Entering a Ponzi scheme can be rational even at the last round of the scheme if a government will likely bail out those participating in the Ponzi scheme.


Suppose an advertisement is placed that promises extraordinary returns on an investment – for example 20% for a 30-day contract. The golden key is to bamboozle ordinary people who have no in-depth knowledge of finance or financial terms. High flown terms that sound impressive but are essentially meaningless or have unrelated meanings will be used to dazzle investors; terms such as "global currency arbitrage", "hedge futures trading", "high-yield investment programs", "offshore investment" might be used. Taking advantage of the lack of investor financial sophistication, the promoter will then proceed to sell them a stake in his pot of gold.

With no proven track record for the investors, only a few investors are tempted, usually for smaller sums. 30 days later the investor receives the original capital plus the 20% return. At this point, the investor will have more incentive to put in additional money and, as word begins to spread, other investors grab the "opportunity" to participate. More and more people invest, and see their investments return the promised large returns.

The reality of the scheme is that the "return" to the initial investors is being paid out of the new, incoming investment money, not out of profits. No "global currency arbitrage", "hedge futures trading" or "high yield investment program" is actually taking place. Instead, when investor D puts in money, that money becomes available to pay out "profits" to investors A, B, and C. When investors X, Y, and Z put in money, that money is available to pay "profits" to investors A through W.

One reason that the scheme initially works so well is that early investors – those who actually got paid the large returns – quite commonly reinvest their money in the scheme (it does, after all, pay out much better than any alternative investment). Thus those running the scheme do not actually have to pay out very much (net) – they simply have to send statements to investors showing them how much they earned by keeping the money, in order to maintain the deception that the scheme is a fund with high returns.

Promoters also try to minimize withdrawals by offering new plans to investors, often where money is frozen for a longer period of time, for example 50% return per month for one year. They then get new cash flows as investors are told they could not transfer money from the first plan to the second. If a few investors do wish to withdraw their money in accordance with the terms allowed, promoters do promptly process the redemptions, so this gives the illusion to all other investors that fund is solvent.

The catch is that at some point one of three things will happen:

the promoters will vanish, taking all the remaining investment money (minus the payouts to investors) with them;
the scheme will collapse under its own weight, as investment slows and the promoters start having problems paying out the promised returns. When the promoters start having problems, the word spreads and more people start asking for their money, similar to a bank run;
the scheme is exposed, because when legal authorities begin examining accounting records of the so-called enterprise they find that many of the "assets" that should exist do not.

On December 11, 2008, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Madoff on a tip-off from his sons, Andrew and Mark, and charged him with one count of securities fraud. On the day prior to his arrest, Madoff told his senior executives at the firm that the management and advisory segment of the business was "basically, a giant Ponzi scheme." Five days after his arrest, Madoff's assets and those of the firm were frozen and a receiver was appointed to handle the case. Madoff's alleged fraud may be valued at a loss of up to a $50 billion in cash and securities.Banks from outside the U.S. have announced that they have potentially lost billions in U.S. dollars as a result. To date, it is the largest investor fraud ever attributed to a single individual.
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Did you know that The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert?

Did you know that?

The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.

Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.


A Boeing 707 uses four thousand gallons of fuel in its take-off climb.

The planet Saturn has a density lower than water. So, if placed in water it would float.

Since 1959, more than 6,000 pieces of 'space junk' (abandoned rocket and satellite parts) have fallen out of orbit - many of these have hit the earth's surface.

A 9-year-old Texas boy was decapitated, survived and is recovering?


Did you know a 9-year-old Texas boy has almost fully recovered after suffering an orthopedic decapitation in a car accident 3 months ago, CBSNews.com reported Monday.
Jordan Taylor had a 1-2 percent chance of surviving this type of injury, which occurred when his skull separated from his neck. His spinal cord remained intact, however.
“I just kept screaming,” Jordan’s mom, Stacey Perez told CBSNews.com. “I just wanted him to wake up.”
Perez was driving when a dump truck plowed into her car after running a stop sign, authorities said. Although Jordan was buckled up in the back seat, the impact was too much.
“The energy basically made his head lift up off his neck, and then move forward,” said Dr. Richard Roberts of Cook Childrens’ Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the pediatric neurosurgeon that saved Jordan’s life.
“All of the connective tissue that essentially keeps your head connected to your neck was destroyed,” Roberts said.
Doctors reattached Jordan’s skull with a metal plate and titanium rods. His head was stabilized by a “halo” or carbon fiber ring that is screwed to his skull and attached to a vest. more

Did you know 10 people a week are injuried playing Wii?

Did you know up to ten people a week are being hospitalized with injuries caused by playing Nintendo Wii games, prompting doctors in Britain to issue warnings of the dangers associated with the video game system.
"There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis," Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital, Essex, told The Sun newspaper.
Most patients are admitted after playing tennis or running games which involve sudden movements, resulting in tendon stretching or tearing.
"It's possible Wii-itis may lead to rheumatism or arthritis later in life. Patients often have inflamation of the shoulder or wrist," said Dr. Mukerjee. more

Monday, December 22, 2008

Did you know Paul potts

Did you know that James Brown & Pavarotti sang a mans world?

did you know that Pavarotti & Barry White sang - My first, my last, my everything

did you know that Pavarotti & Barry White sang - My first, my last, my everything

Did you know that Pavarotti & Bono (U2) sang-- Ave Maria (Live)



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Did you know that the Detroit Lions was the first team to ever have a imperfect season?

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions somberly dressed after another defeat that was different than all the others.
This one made NFL history and set the stage for a perfectly imperfect season.
Detroit became the first 0-15 team when it was routed 42-7 by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
"Awful, embarrassing," Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky said. "We stunk. Any bad adjective you can use, throw it in there."
The Lions try to avoid the dubious distinction of finishing 0-16 at Green Bay, where they haven't won since 1991.
"It's very real," center Dominic Raiola said. "It's right there in front of us.
"It's pretty sad that its come to this."
Drew Brees threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns after four Saints ran for scores in the first half in their first game since they were eliminated from playoff contention. more

Man beat up another man for urinatig on his leg





A man was arrested early Thursday for allegedly beating another man who had urinated on his leg while he was sleeping.
Arrested was Joshua L. Mattison, 31, of the 1000 block of South 11th Street.
The 35-year-old victim suffered a swollen right eyebrow and a bump on the back of his head, and he was treated at St. John’s Hospital. Police said he was intoxicated and uncooperative.
Mattison told police he was sleeping at his home and awoke to find the victim urinating on his leg. He yelled at the victim, and the victim ran to a house in the 1200 block of South 11th Street. Mattison and four other people followed the victim to the house, he told police.
A woman who lives at the house told police Mattison said he had a gun and blocked the door when she wouldn’t let him in the house and closed the door on him.
Mattison told police he never said he had a gun and denied threatening anyone or attacking the victim.

Did you know that the United States consumes 25% of all the world’s energy?

Did you know that?

The United States consumes 25% of all the world’s energy.

Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.

There is enough fuel in a full tank of a Jumbo Jet to drive an average car four times around the world.

The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set with the lunar rover.

If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Did you know it snowed in Vegas

What happensin Vegas does not always stay in Vegas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Did you know this horse has the longest tail



Summer Breeze just became a world champion. She may not gallop the fastest or jump the highest, but Guinness World Records says her impressive 12-foot-6-inch tail is the longest in the world. Owned by Crystal Socha of Augusta, Kan., Summer also has a long, flowing mane.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Did you know that a man racked up $81,039 in parking fines ?

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The New York City Department of Finance says a man racked up $81,039 in parking fines but the alleged offender denies the claims.

The department said Alexander Khamish, 30, has incurred 415 parking tickets since 2004 -- the largest amount of fines racked up by anyone during the period -- but the alleged serial offender contends the tickets resulted from identity theft, the New York Post reported Friday.

"Basically, someone registered (the offending) vehicles under my name," Khamish said. "I knew about this a couple years ago, but I didn't know it (involved an) $80,000 (debt).

"Someone did register vehicles under my name before I found out, but I was going back and forth with the DMV, and from the last I heard, I thought everything was OK."

Finance Department spokesman Owen Stone said Khamish's claims would be investigated.

"If it winds up his identity was stolen, he won't be responsible for the tickets," Stone said.

Did you know that Tuckruskye, 44 is charged with endangering the welfare of a 13-year-old boy


A Baldwin PTA official has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after she and a 13-year-old boy were caught in the backseat of a vehicle parked behind an elementary school, Nassau police said.

Joan Tuckruskye, 44, of 1111 Steele Blvd., was in the backseat of a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder in a parking lot behind Meadow Elementary on Northern Boulevard with the boy Friday night, said Det. Lt. Kevin Smith.

Tuckruskye and the boy, who police did not identify, were naked from the waist down, Smith said.

Tuckruskye, a vice-president in charge of fundraising of the Baldwin Middle School parent-teacher association, was released without bail at her arraignment Saturday. She could not be reached last night.

First Precinct officers found the two after they approached the parked, running Pathfinder at about 10:30 p.m. Friday.

When officers asked for identification, the boy told them he was 18. He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center for an exam and it was determined he is 13, Smith said.

Tuckruskye told police the two were kissing, Smith said.

"Based on the investigation and the uncooperative nature of both the victim and the defendant, we were unable to establish anything more than the fact she was endangering the welfare of child," Smith said. "The obvious question is whether or not a sexual act took place." more

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Did you know this Michigan teacher caught having sex with student while others watched

Did you know that 100,000 arrests for prostitution occur every year


There are an estimated 100,000 arrests for prostitution every year, but how do law enforcement officers infiltrate the underground world of the commercial sex industry? And who are the johns behind the tidal wave of demand fueling the commercial sex industry in America?

Female police officers pose as decoys to lure Johns. Three decoys are seen here before a sting operation in Miami, Fla.(Kristin Pisarcik/ABC News)More Photos
The FBI and the Justice Department operate "Innocence Lost," a federal initiative to combat sex crimes against children through domestic sex trafficking or child prostitution.
Innocence Lost has task forces set up in 23 cities around the country.
Miami was one of the first 13 cities assigned a task force, "not because of the weather, but it has one of the highest levels of juvenile prostitution in the country," said Sgt. Kelly Sullivan of the Metro Dade Police Department Innocence Lost Vice Task Force.
The FBI works with local law enforcement to plan stings targeting pimps and to rescue minors, but they also conduct "prostitution reversal stings" targeting the johns.
ABC News was granted rare access to a john sting on the streets of Miami and to an escort sting in a high-class hotel. more

Friday, December 12, 2008

Did you know these are the Tallest buildings 2007

1. Taipei 101 Tower
Building Stories
101
Height (m)
509
Height (ft)
1,670
City, Country
Taipei, Taiwan
Year
2004
2. Petronas Towers 1 & 2
Stories
88
Height (m)
452
Height (ft)
1,483
City, Country
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Year
1998

4. Sears Tower
Stories
108
Height (m)
442
Height (ft)
1,451
City, Country
Chicago, Il, USA
Year
1974



5. Jin Mao Building

Stories
88
Height (m)
421
Height (ft)
1,381
City, Country
Shanghai, China
Year
1999


6. Two International Finance

Stories
88
Height (m)
415
Height (ft)
1,362
City, Country
Hong Kong, China
Year
2003


7. CITIC Plaza

Stories
80
Height (m)
391
Height (ft)
1,283
City, Country
Guangzhou, China
Year
1996
8. Shun Hing Square
Stories
69
Height (m)
384
Height (ft)
1,260
City, Country
Shenzhen, China
Year
1996



9. Empire State Building
Stories
102
Height (m)
381
Height (ft)
1,250
City, Country
New York, NY, USA
Year
1931


10. Central Plaza
Stories
78
Height (m)
374
Height (ft)
1,227
City, Country
Hong Kong, China
Year
1992









Thursday, December 11, 2008

T-Boz Georgia home has been foreclosed


T-Boz is getting her Georgia home foreclosed on. We posted a while back how she was trying to sell everything inside her Houston home/store and the home itself to make some money. But apparently the $530k mortgage was too much for her. So the state is putting that mug on the auction block.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Did you know this Weird Al trivia?



Did you know he was born 23 October 1959, Lynwood, California?

Did you know his birth Name is Alfred Matthew Yankovic?

Did you know his nickname The Weird One, The Boneless Boy?

Did you know his height is 6'?

Did you know his parents are Nick and Mary Yankovic?

Did you know that polka king Frankie Yankovic (no relation) inspired him to play the
accordion.?

Did you know that as a child and young teen, Al watched a lot of TV, which gave him much inspiration for his later work. He also became a fan of such musician/comedians as Allan Sherman and Spike Jones?

Did you know that Al became especially acquainted with these musicians through the radio show of Barry Hansen, aka "Dr. Demento", which would later become a great source of publicity for his talents?

Did you know that Al graduated as valedictorian at Lynwood High School, at the tender age of 16?

Did you know that he attended the California Polytechnic State University that Al had a radio show and earned the nickname "Weird Al"?

Did you know that after graduating college, he applied to work at McDonald's, but was rejected for being overqualified?

Did you know that it was at Cal Poly where he recorded his first real published piece, a parody of the popular "My Sharona" by The Knack, called "My Bologna"?
Did you know that “My Bolognia” to be known as the "bathroom recording" as it was recorded in the acoustically perfect mens' room?

Did you know that Al phenomenal career has spanned twelve albums, numerous compilations, a box set, movies, videos and edible underwear?
Did you know that his wife name is Suzanne, and they have one child?

Did you know that his Trade Mark was a Hawaiian Shirt and canvas shoes, his trademark look used to be glasses and a mustache, (until 1997)?

Did you know that in 1997 he shaved off his mustache and underwent LASIK surgery to correct his nearsightedness, but his publicists insisted that he wear costume glasses and a fake mustache?

Did you know that in 1999 he decided that the costume was too annoying, and revealed his "new" look (reasoning that "if Madonna can change her look every time she puts out a new album, I can certainly change my look every ten years or so"). He still wears the costume glasses and mustache during some of his performances when he wants to recreate the "classic" Weird Al look?

Did you know that he often features a celebrity guest appearance in his music videos (such as Florence Henderson in "Amish Paradise",Ruth Buzzi and Pat Boone in "Gump" and Dick Van Patten in "Smells Like Nirvana"?


Did you know that Displays his remarkable flexibility in many videos, performing feats like putting his leg behind his head or the "boneless dance" where his elbows appear to bend both ways?

Did you know that as of March, 2000, he has had four gold and four platinum records in the US, five gold, two platinum, and one double platinum record in Canada?

Did you know that he has also won two grammys and been nominated for eight more?

Did you know that there was once a bi-monthly Al fanzine called "The Midnight Star." This title is taken from the second song on Yankovic's album "...In 3-D." (The song itself, incidentally, is a satirical homage to supermarket tabloids.)?

Did you know that he directed some of his music videos, such as "Amish Paradise", "Gump," "Headline News," and "Bedrock Anthem?"

Did you know that he got his first accordion lesson on 22 October 1966, one day before his 7th birthday?

Did you know that Al gives a special thanks to Dr. Demento (Barry Hansen) on each of his albums, since the radio DJ was the first to play his songs on the air?

Did you know that he also claims to have started a club called "The Volcano Worshippers," so he could get his picture onto even more pages in the school yearbook?

Did you know that he has jokingly said that he was born in an elevator on the way to the delivery room?

Did you know that he produced the album "Babalu Music", a collection of musical numbers from the TV series "I Love Lucy" (1951), and includes a Yankovic-edited medley of Desi Arnaz melodies?

Did you know that Al fell under the disfavor of rap star Coolio, who claimed that Yankovic's "Amish Paradise" (a parody of "Gangsta's Paradise")  was disrespectful of his song which he felt was too serious to parody? Yankovic said that his record label had been given permission by Coolio to parody the song but the rapper denied giving that sanction (the confusion appears to have been caused by a breakdown in the chain of communication, where a "yes" was given by his record label without Coolio's knowledge).

Did you know that Yankovic wrote Coolio a letter of apology to which he has (to date) not responded? No legal action has been taken. Ironically,

Did you know that "Gangsta's Paradise" is itself a sampled reworking of Stevie Wonder's "Pasttime Paradise"?

Did you know that he appeared in all three "Naked Gun" films" The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991) and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)?

Did you know that since 2001, his song 'Christmas at Ground Zero' has been banned at some radio stations due to content. Although the song is about Nuclear war at Christmas and was recorded in 1986 (from his album "Polka Party"), those stations have feared that "Ground Zero" has recently become synonymous with the World Trade Center buildings collapsing?

Did you know that daughter Nina Yankovic born to Al and Suzanne on February 11, 2003?.

Did you know that Yankovic wrote the song "One More Minute" after being dumped by a then-girlfriend. He sought to remake this song as a duet with Frank Sinatra, but Sinatra declined Yankovic's invitation?

Did you know that His album "Poodle Hat" won a Grammy for Best Comedy album. Al has also won Grammies for "Eat It" and "Fat"?

Did you know that Al’s parents Nick Yankovic and Mary Yankovic were killed on April 9, 2004, when a closed fireplace-flue caused their home to fill with carbon monoxide?

Did you know that in 1999 VH-1's did a documentary called "Behind the Music" on Al?

Did you know that he has been a vegetarian ever since 1992?

Did you know that a girlfriend at the time gave him the book "Diet for a New America", and Yankovic said he felt it made some compelling arguments to be vegetarian. He currently eats no meat and tries also to avoid dairy and egg products?

Did you know that as a rule, all parody ideas are his, with one exception: "Like a Surgeon" came about from a comment Madonna made asking when he was going to turn "Like a Virgin" into that parody?

Did you know that he is an only child?

Did you know that he knew he'd made it as a famous musician when he went to a party, saw Paul McCartney and before he could introduce himself to the former Beatle, McCartney recognized him and said, "Hey! It's Weird Al!"?

Did you know that one of the few artists to consistently turn down Yankovic's requests to do parodies has been Prince?


Did you know that originally, Yankovic envisioned the centerpiece "Beverly Hillbillies" song in the movie UHF (1989) to be a parody of "Let's Go Crazy" and reportedly also wanted to do parodies of "When Doves Cry" and "Purple Rain." After years of asking, Yankovic tried a different tactic: he requested permission to parody one of Prince's videos (but not the song itself); to his surprise, approval was granted. Thus, the video for the Weird Al original song "UHF" includes a segment parodying Prince's bathtub sequence in the video for "When Doves Cry". Incidentally, Weird Al's song "Amish Paradise" contains the lyric "So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1699", a reference to Prince's hit "1999"?

Did you know that another artist to have denied parody permission is Paul McCartney. Yankovic wrote a parody of "Live and Let Die" called "Chicken Pot Pie", but McCartney (a staunch vegetarian) denied permission. As a result, Yankovic has never released the song, but has performed it in concert?

Did you know that he has directed music videos by other artists, notably "Only A Fool" by The Black Crowes, and "The River" by the boy-band Hanson (which was itself a parody of Titanic (1997)?

Did you know that his most frequent question by reporters is "Do you write any original songs?" The irony is that roughly half of his material (since his very first album) is original--sometimes parodying the *style* of an artist, but not based on any existing melody or lyrics?

Did you know that along with his trademark song parodies, most of his albums include a track in which Al and his band perform polka-style (but lyrically faithful) renditions of popular hits (he is an accordionist, after all). Most of these have been eclectic medleys of recent hits, although the "Hot Rocks Polka" (from the UHF (1989) soundtrack) was a collection of The Rolling Stones hits, and the "Alapalooza" album featured a complete polka version of Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody", called "Bohemian Polka"?

Did you know that his offical website, WeirdAl.com, is maintained by his long-time drummer, Jon Schwartz (a.k.a. "Bermuda" Schwartz)?

Did you know that when he asked Nirvana for permission to parody "Smells Like Teen Spirit", their first question was, "Will it be about food?". When Yankovic explained that "Smells Like Nirvana" would be about how nobody could understand their singing, they agreed that it sounded funny and granted permission?

Did you know that hs album covers are frequently parodies as well: Michael Jackson's "Bad" album was spoofed as "Even Worse" (Yankovic even hired the same photo, artwork, and wardrobe team to replicate the cover precisely); Nirvana's "Nevermind" became "Off The Deep End" (with Al replicating the naked baby in the pool photo himself); and the Jurassic Park (1993) soundtrack was turned into "Alapalooza"?

Did you know that his video for "Fat" was filmed in the same parking garage as Michael Jackson's "Bad", and included several of the same actors and dancers. The "fat suit" he wore (which weighed 40 pounds) caused him to lose weight, not only because it made him sweat profusely, but the sight of himself as being grotesquely obese made him want to eat less?

Did you know that he used the money he earned from "My Bologna" to found his own short-lived record label, Placebo Records, which released his second record (an "EP" record with only 4 songs). Copies of the record are hot collector's items?

Did you know that the contract that allows his records to be released by record companies outside the US also grants permission for those companies to use other cover artwork. As a result, some truly bizarre covers have been produced, particularly in Japan and other non-English-speaking areas?

Did you know that during the height of his "Eat It" fame, he spoofed Michael Jackson's Pepsi sponsorship by appearing briefly in a Diet Coke commercial. The spot showed a figure from the back, in a "Thriller"-style jacket, who then turned to reveal it was Al?

Did you know that was offered the opening spot for the European leg of Michael Jackson's "Bad" tour. However, he was involved in the production of his movie UHF (1989) at the time, and respectfully declined?

Did you know that has released his own version of "Peter and the Wolf"; this is a collaboration with electronic-music-pioneer Wendy Carlos?

Did you know that the Star Wars (1977) movies have inspired two of Yankovic's best-known and best-loved parodies: "Yoda," taken from "Lola" and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980); and "The Saga Begins," taken from Don McLean's "American Pie" and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)?

Did you know that his music video collection, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) (V) went Platinum. [October 2005]?

Did you know that he wrote "Yoda" (a parody of The Kinks' "Lola") as far back as 1980, but couldn't release it until 1985 with his 3rd album, "Dare to Be Stupid", because Ray Davies considered the song too personal for parody. However, after the massive success of "Eat It", Davies was convinced that Yankovic could successfully perform the parody while respecting the original?

Did you know that contrary to popular belief, Yankovic is not under any explicit obligation to obtain permission from the composers of the songs he parodies -- courts in the U.S. and other countries have consistently given great latitude to parody, almost always ruling that it is protected under the tenets of free expression and social critique (the exceptions are generally cases where the resulting work violates principles of good taste). Out of respect for his peers in the entertainment industry, however, he has always asked permission, and (the Coolio controversy notwithstanding) has consistently abided by the artists' wishes. While permission isn't mandatory, he *is* obligated to pay royalties for any direct parodies?

Did you know that when he requested permission to parody Dire Straits' song "Money For Nothing", authorization was granted -- with the stipulation that Mark Knopfler (a fan of Weird Al) be allowed to play lead guitar on the song. Thus, "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" (featured on the UHF (1989) soundtrack) is one of the few Yankovic songs in which Jim West *doesn't* play lead guitar?

Did you know that he wrote a parody of James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" called "You're Pitiful". After Blunt's record company, Atlantic Records, granted permission, Al recorded the song, but then permission was revoked. Although he abided by the decision (the song isn't on his new album), Al responded by putting the song on his MySpace page for free download, and there's a not-so-subtle snipe at Atlantic Records in the new "White And Nerdy" video?

Did you know that he is of Serbian descent?

Did you know that Bill Mumy was a mutual friend of Al and his wife, and introduced them?

Did you know that another person who turned down Weird Al's request for a parody was Yoko Ono. Al approached Paul McCartney about parodying the Beatles song "Free as a Bird" with "Gee I'm A Nerd". McCartney turned the decision over to Ono, who told Al she didn't feel comfortable with his parodying the song. "Gee I'm a Nerd" has since become a concert-only song (as have many Weird Al songs that never received a full blessing), and Al has said that if he knows before hand that Ono will be in the audience, then out of respect for her they won't play it?

Did you know that shortly after the release of the "Straight Outta Lynwood" album, it was noted that Al's trademark number 27 could be seen in the license plate on the car on the cover. Al revealed that the number 27 is actually a homage to his mother, who was born on Feburary 7, 1923 (or 2/7/23)?

Did you know that the late George Harrison, whom he respected as a singer and songwriter. Yankovic wrote a parody of "Got My Mind Set On You," called "This Song's Just Six Words Long." Harrison even accepted his permission, therefore, it was released as a song off his "Even Worse," album?

Did you know that "Weird Al" Yankovic has been making us laugh for more than 25 years?

Did you know that there's still one accomplishment that Al hasn't achieved yet? -- a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

Did you know that Jessic Cox is the world's first pilot to fly with just feet


Did you know that Jessica Cox has become the first person to pilot a plane with her feet. Jessica Cox has overcome her fear of flying and a profound disability to become the first person ever to pilot a plane using only her feet.
The 25-year-old graduate was forced to improvise after a genetic defect resulted in her being born without any arms.

But Ms Cox, who holds a double black belt in tae kwon-do, has never let that hold her back. more

Did you know that a New York has been fighting the same parking ticket for more than two years?


Did you know that a New York man said he has been fighting the same parking ticket for more than two years, causing the fine to nearly double.

Simon Belsky, 61, said he was issued a $115 fine Nov. 3, 2006, for allegedly blocking a fire hydrant with his parked 1990 Chrysler van. But he claims the only hydrant in sight when he parked was a good distance down the block, the New York Post reported Monday.

The fine has since increased to $200 with penalties, but Belsky said he does not plan to give up the fight.

"I got nothing else to do. I'm retired," Belsky said.

He said he filed a petition in state Supreme Court in August suing the New York City Department of Finance. However, during his court appearance last week, the city's attorney was granted an adjournment -- the second in the case -- until Feb. 2. more

Did you know that a frugal farmer leaves fortune to church

Did you know A pastor in Hopewell, Pa, says he was stunned to learn a frugal parishioner left his tiny church an estate worth $2.2 million.

Burrell farmer John F. Ferguson was known as an unpretentious man who wore faded overalls and lived in a mobile home surrounded by old farm equipment, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Monday.

No one in the congregation had any idea Ferguson had money, apparently made from smart investments in stock and energy, said the Rev. Jason L. McQueen, pastor of the 80-member Hopewell United Methodist Church, which lacks even a telephone answering machine. more

Did you know that Student Was Beat Up By Security For Having Cell

Did you know that a high school in Queens is under fire after students said they were abused by school safety agents.

Now a teenager is suing.

Rojan Morgan is suing Hillcrest High School after he says several school safety agents assaulted him after he brought a cell phone to school.

"They took me to a back room, inside of the school and started to beat me," Morgan said.

"When I came to the school I was ignored and shut out and that's how this all started," mother Trudyann Morgan said.

Morgan's mother spoke at a rally outside the school, where the New York Civil Liberties Union and other community groups called for an investigation into what they say is a problem that's been going on for years.

"We're hearing stories about a separate room where children are taken into and then abused or roughed up by school safety agents," said Monami Maulik of the groups Desis Rising Up And Moving.

Kumar Heeralall said he was assaulted by safety agents last year.

"The whole issue started with a cell phone," Heeralall said. "They took me in a room they handcuffed me and started beating me up." more

Monday, December 8, 2008

Did you know the world's heaviest man has married his girlfriend in front of TV cameras


Did you know the world's heaviest man has married his girlfriend in front of TV cameras and 400 guests in Mexico.

Manuel Uribe was taken to his wedding on the bed he has been unable to leave for the last six years, towed by a truck, in his home town of Monterrey.

The 43-year-old tipped the scales at 560kg (88 stones) in 2006, but has since shed around 250kg (39 stones).

A tearful Mr Uribe married Claudia Solis, 38, in a ceremony filmed by a US TV channel.

Mr Uribe earlier told reporters: "I'm very happy this is a really special day for me. God has permitted this day to arrive and for a beautiful woman like Claudia to marry me. We will start a new adventure together." more

Farmer in Lebanon dug up what might has dug up the heaviest potato in the world


Farmer in southern Lebanon has dug up what might be the heaviest potato in the world.

"This giant weighs 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds)," Khalil Semhat told the AFP news agency at his farm near Tyre, 85 kilometres (50 miles) south of Beirut.

"I've been working the land since I was a boy, and it's the first time I've seen anything like it."

Mr Semhat, 56, said he had to ask for help from a friend to get the huge vegetable out of the ground. more

Friday, December 5, 2008

Did you know Harry Bentley from"The Jeffersons," died?


BOSTON - Paul Benedict, the actor who played the English neighbor Harry Bentley on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," has died. He was 70.More

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Did you know this Kiefer Sutherland trivia?



Did you know he was born 21 December 1966, in London, England?


Did you know that his birth Name is Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland?


Did you know that his Height is 5' 9" ?


Did you know that his parents are Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas?


Did you know that he got his first film role in the movie Max Dugan Returns (1983)?


Did you know that Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama, The Bay Boy (1984), which earned Sutherland and director Daniel Petrie, Genie award nominations for best actor and best director, respectively?


Did you know that in 1992, Sutherland starred opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker in Article 99?


Did you know that also he stared in A Few Good Men (1992) also starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise?


Did you know that he was married twice?

Kelly Winn
(29 June 1996 - 19 May 2008) (divorced)
Camelia Kath
(12 September 1987 - 1 February 1990) (divorced) 1 child

Did you know that he is the grandson of former Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas, leader of the first elected socialist government in North America. Douglas was premier from 1944-1961, and was known as the father of Canada's government-funded medical system?


Did you know that he owns Ironworks Studio together with his musical partner singer/songwriter/composer Jude Cole. Kiefer also owns a valuable collection of about 50 vintage guitars which he and his partners has been playing in studio sessions and live performances?


Did you know that he was engaged to Julia Roberts?


Did you know that he traveled with the rodeo circuit in the late 1990s and won rodeos in Phoenix and Albuquerque?


Did you know that he plays ice hockey on a celebrity team?


Did you know that he earned first place in the US Team Roping Championships?


Did you know that he has a Twin sister Rachel Sutherland who is a TV post-production supervisor in Toronto?


Did you know that he was named after Warren Kiefer, pen name of Lorenzo Sabatini. Sabatini directed Castello dei morti vivi, Il (1964) [aka Castle of the Living Dead (1964)], in which Donald Sutherland made his theatrical film debut?


Did you know that his daughter, Sarah Sutherland, with Camelia Kath. Was named after actress Sarah Jessica Parker and singer/songwriter/composer Jude Cole?


Did you know that he was Gary Oldman's passenger when Oldman was arrested for drunk driving in 1991?


Did you know that he's computer illiterate?


Did you know that he shares birthday with The Three Musketeers (1993) co-star Julie Delpy?


Did you know that his father, Donald Sutherland, was born in St. John, New Brunswick?


Did you know that he Is on screen for less than three minutes in Taking Lives (2004), even though he shares top billing with Ethan Hawke and Angelina Jolie?


Did you know that when starting up on the rodeo circuit he decided to buy all the things needed. The horses, the bulls/cows, the tractors, the 900 acre ranch in Montana, then sold it once he was finished?


Did you know that his role as Jack Bauer in "24" (2001) is his first regular role on a television series?


Did you know that his vampire likeness from The Lost Boys (1987) is featured on the cover of J. Gordon Melton's "The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead." In a captioned picture inside the book, his name is misspelled as "Keifer”?


Did you know that his if L.A. Confidential (1997) been made into a TV series, he would have played the Kevin Spacey character, Jack Vincennes?


Did you know that he went to Martingrove Collegiate Institute in Etobicoke, Ontario?


Did you know that within the same year, had played the character of The Caller in the movie Phone Booth (2002) and of Jack Bauer in the television series "24" (2001). Both projects were created by Fox. The events of both projects take place in "real time". And both projects were delayed by Fox due to national threats: "24" (2001) due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Phone Booth (2002) due to sniper shootings?


Did you know that even though he physically appears onscreen for less than three minutes in Phone Booth (2002), he received second billing behind Colin Farrell?


Did you know that he wasn't aware of father Donald Sutherland as an actor until he was 18?


Did you know that he was originally slated to play grandfather Tommy Douglas in "Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story" (2006), but had to relinquish the role in late 2004 due to scheduling conflicts with the fourth season of "24" (2001)?


Did you know that he is seven minutes older than sister Rachel Sutherland?


Did you know that when he was eight, he moved to Canada where he spent the next eight years of his life?


Did you know that his he left Canada to do commercials in New York. In 1983 he landed a jeans advertisement and got enough money to buy a car and go to California?


Did you know that his daughter Sarah will graduate in the class of 2006 from Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, California (Vanity Fair Magazine, February 2005)?


Did you know that he shares a birthday with Jane Fonda, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ray Romano?
Did you know that he Is close friends with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky?


Did you know that during the fourth season of "24" (2001), he filmed a Public Service Announcement to tell viewers that the show's creators were not trying to exploit 9/11 in their storylines, and that the whole terrorist storyline was fictional?


Did you know that he attended the funeral of actor Brandon Lee (who was accidentally shot by Michael Massee while filming The Crow (1994))?


Did you know that he has three half-brothers: Roeg Sutherland (b. 1974), Rossif Sutherland (b. 1978) and Angus Redford Sutherland (b. 1982)?


Did you know that his at 5' 10", Kiefer is extremely short by the standards of his father's side of the family. For example, his father stands 6' 4" and his half-brothers are well over 6 feet?
Did you know that he signed a contract to be in 3 more seasons of "24" (2001) after season 5. The contract says he will be paid $40 million, which makes him the highest paid actor on a TV drama?


Did you know that he is a huge fan of the rock band Queen?


Did you know that he broke three fingers in his first rodeo?


Did you know that he attended seven different schools in ten years?


Did you know that he spent 15 hours a day, six days a week, for the last five years on the set of "24" (2001)?


Did you know that upon the conclusion of season 5 of "24" (2001), Kiefer has spent more on-screen time as the character "Jack Bauer" than as all of his previous roles combined. He has also received more nominations for the show than his entire film career?


Did you know that his ex-wife, Camelia Kath, is the widow of Chicago guitarist Terry Kath?
Did you know that he was Ranked #68 on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities. His earnings were a reported $23 million?


Did you know that his great-great-grandmother through male line was a third cousin of President Rutherford Birchard Hayes. Ironically, on "24"'s 5th season, his character Jack Bauer had to work with a Homeland Security agent named Karen Hayes?


Did you know that he is distantly related to former Governor of Vermont Howard Dean?
Did you know that he has a very large collection of vintage guitars (a 1959 Les Paul, a '67 Telecaster, a '68 ES335 and about fifty-five more)?


Did you know that he has a border collie named Molly?


Did you know that he lives in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles?


Did you know that his "24" (2001) character Jack Bauer was spoofed by John Culshaw on "Dead Ringers" (2002)?


Did you know that when his character, Jack Bauer, got a new tattoo (part of the plot line) for Season 3 of "24" (2001) instead of having to go though tedious make up for each scene which the tattoo would show, Kiefer had a real tattoo inked onto his arm?


Did you know that in 2005, he was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto?
Did you know that he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles on September 25, 2007?
Did you know that he was sentenced to 48 days in jail for DUI. Started serving his sentence immediately [December 5, 2007]?

Did you know the new season of 24 is here?


Thats right Jack Bauer is back for another action pack hour of adventure. If you have not watched it yet... Make this your first year. Just be ready to get hooked! Its that good.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Did you know this Kelly Clarkson trivia




Did you know that Kelly was born 24 April 1982, in Fort Worth, Texas?

Did you know that Kelly Brother: Jason was born in 1973, and sister: Alyssa 1976?


Did you know that Kelly Clarkson Birth Name is Kelly Brianne Clarkson?

Did you know that Kelly Nickname is Kellbelle ?

Did you know that Kelly Height is 5' 3½" ?

Did you know that Kelly likes to performs barefoot?


Did you know that Kelly Originally wanted to be a marine biologist but changed her mind when she saw the movie Jaws (1975)?


Did you know that Kelly was an extra on the show "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996)?


Did you know that Kelly graduated from Burleson High School, Burleson, Texas in 2000?.


Did you know that Kelly won the first "American Idol" contest, September 4, 2002?


Did you know that her first single came out in late September of that year?


Did you know that Kelly was a cocktail waitress at a comedy club in Arlington, Texas and at Hyena's Comedy Club in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas?


Did you know that Kelly Mom is Jeanne.and her Stepdad Jimmy Taylor?


Did you know that her first single sold nearly 250,000 copies in its first week?


Did you know that her first single, "A Moment Like This", set records by jumping from number 52 to the number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100?


Did you know that Kelly beat out more than 10,000 people to land a $1 million recording contract on American Idol?


Did you know that Kelly stayed up all night before her "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002) audition so she wouldn't sleep through the alarm, which she frequently did in high school?


Did you know that Kelly used to work at a bookstore and at a zoo?


Did you know that Kelly used to work at Hollywood Theatres in Burleson, Texas?


Did you know that Kelly Sang the National Anthem at The Day of Service in Washington D.C., on September 11, 2002?


Did you know that Kelly & Christina Aguilera co-wrote her hit, "Miss Independent"?


Did you know that Kelly came in second place in World Idol (2003) (TV)?


Did you know that Kelly & Avril Lavigne co-wrote her new single 'Breakaway' which is on the soundtrack for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)?


Did you know that Kelly Debut album, "Thankful" went double platinum?


Did you know that Kelly is of Greek, Welsh, and Irish descent?


Did you know that Kelly as a child, her favorite thing to wear was a Mickey Mouse t-shirt?


Did you know that Kelly Sophmore album, "Breakaway", debuted at number three?


Did you know that Kelly Is the first artist in the Billboard Radio Monitor era to hold the No. 1 spot at Mainstream Top 40 and AC during the same week with two different songs (Breakaway and Since U Been Gone)?


Did you know that Kelly Ranked #92 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2005)?


Did you know that Kelly Became the first artist to have two songs in the top three of Billboard's Pop 100 Airplay chart (Since U Been Gone, Behind These Hazel Eyes)?


Did you know that Kelly Underwent LASIK eye surgery to correct her vision?


Did you know that Kelly as of July 2005, she is the top-selling American Idol contestant, having sold approximately five million albums in the U.S. and having had five Top 10 singles?


Did you know that Kelly her first album, Thankful, has sold more than 2.5 million copies in America. Her Sophomore album, Breakaway, has sold more than 5.6 million copies in the US, with almost 11 million in sales worldwide?


Did you know that Kelly held a record on TRL for a song to be number one on the countdown?


Did you know that Kelly her music video for "Because of You" debuted at #1 on TRL. The only other artists to achieve this goal are Britney Spears, Eminem and "N'SYNC"?


Did you know that Kelly won the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ('Since U Been Gone') and Best Pop Vocal Album ('Breakaway') at the Grammy Awards on February 8th 2006. Kelly also performed "Because of You" at the ceremony and received a standing ovation?


Did you know that Kelly Favorite Artists: Reba McEntire, Mariah Carey, CĂ©line Dion, No Doubt?
Did you know that Kelly Favorite Song: Des'ree "Kissing You?


Did you know that Kelly accepted 2 Grammy Awards the award for Pop Female Vocal for "Since U Been Gone" and now, her album has been awarded Best Pop Album?


Did you know that Kelly parents divorced when she was six?


Did you know that Kelly Named #50 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006)?


Did you know that Kelly fired her manager, Jeff Kwatinetz, in early 2007?


Did you know that Kelly considers her Texas home her "sanctuary" and turns off her cell phone when going home?


Did you know that Kelly Had jobs as a teenager and determined that once she started making money as a musician, she never wanted to have to take a job for the money. Working with her business manager, she said she has financially set herself up for life?


Did you know that Kelly Performed Ave Maria for Pope Benedict XVI on April 19, 2008. This took place at St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, New York?


Did you know that Kelly Clarkson has had many certified singles and albums in the US, including 2 multi-platinum albums (Breakaway & Thankful) and a Platinum album (My December), 2 Gold singles (Miss Independent, Walk Away), 5 Platinum singles (A Moment Like This, Breakaway, Behind These Hazel Eyes, Because of You, Never Again) and a multi-platinum single (Since U Been Gone)?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Did you know this Nicolas Cage trivia?




Did you know Nicolas Cage Birth Name is Nicholas Kim Coppola?

Did you know that he was born on 7 January 1964,in Long Beach, California?


Did you know that his nickname is Nick ?


Did you know that his height is 6'?

Did you know that director Francis Ford Coppola is his Uncle?



Did you know that Cage changed his name early in his career to make his own reputation?



Did you know that he secured a bit part in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)?



Did you know that he has a son with Christina Fulton, and his name is Weston Coppola Cage (born 26 December, 1990.)?



Did you know that he is on his third marriage?



Lisa Marie Presley
(10 August 2002 - 26 May 2004) (divorced)
Patricia Arquette
(8 April 1995 - 18 May 2001) (divorced)
Alice Kim (I) (30 July 2004 - present); 1 child

Did you know that he is half German, half Italian?



Did you know that in October 1997: Ranked #40 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list?



Did you know that that he was engaged to Kristen Zang?



Did you know that he is the nephew of Talia Shire?



Did you know that he got Johnny Depp his first acting job?



Did you know that he is close friends with Tom Waits?



Did you know that his stage name taken from comic book character Luke Cage?



Did you know that he owns a Lamborghini that used to belong to Prince Ali-Reza Pahlavi, the former Shah of Iran?



Did you know that his Brother are Marc Coppola and Christopher Coppola?



Did you know that he proposed to Patricia Arquette on the day he met her in the early 1980s. Arquette thought he was a bit strange but played along with his antics by creating a list of things Cage would have to fulfill to win her. When he started to work his way through the list, Arquette got scared and avoided him. They met again many years later and later went on to marry?
Did you know that in 1997 He lived in a fake castle on the outskirts Los Angeles. He wants to import an authentic one from overseas?



Did you know that he loves to improvise, occasionally to the annoyance of other cast members?



Did you know that the Wild at Heart (1990) movie poster lists his name as both "Nicolas Cage" and "Nicholas Cage"?



Did you know that he was ranked #37 in Premiere's 100 most powerful people in Hollywood in 1998?



Did you know that he is the cousin of Jason Schwartzman?



Did you know that he suffers from vertigo?



Did you know that Tim Burton cast Cage in his doomed Superman project. Cage even did fittings of the costume?



Did you know that on his upper back he has a tattoo of monitor lizard with a top hat?



Did you know that in 2001 he Announced that he was dating Lisa Marie Presley, who he later married, then divorced?



Did you know that his father August Coppola, was formerly a professor at Cal State Long Beach and Dean of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University?



Did you know that during an A&E Biography on him, the host explained that Cage was director Sam Raimi's first choice to play Norman Osborn/Green Goblin in the movie Spider-Man (2002). Apparently this was before he met Willem Dafoe?



Did you know that he Graduated UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television?



Did you know that his former cousin, by marriage, is director Spike Jonze.?



Did you know that he Met wife Alice Kim (I) at a sushi bar where she was a waitress. She was only 20-years-old at the time they married?





Did you know that he is close friends with Crispin Glover?



Did you know that he Ate a real cockroach in the film Vampire's Kiss (1989), it reportedly took three takes. He once said about the experience, "Every muscle in my body didn't want to do it, but I did it anyway?"



Did you know that he attended Justin-Siena High School in Napa, CA, during the early '80s?



Did you know that he is (along with his cousin Sofia Coppola) the third generation of Oscar winners in the Coppola family. His uncle, Francis Ford Coppola and his grandfather, Carmine Coppola, are the other two generations. They are the second family to do so, the first family is the Hustons - Anjelica Huston, John Huston and Walter Huston.?



Did you know that Nick and his wife, Alice, had a son, Kal-el Coppola Cage, on October 3, 2005 in New York City. Just as Nick was named after a comic book character, Luke Cage, so has he named his son after the comic book character Kal-el (aka Superman)?



Did you know that he trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Royce Gracie?



Did you know that in July 2006: Bought Schloss Neidstein, a mini castle in the Bavarian village of Etzelwang?



Did you know that he is close friends with Rush drummer Neil Peart?



Did you know that he is a big fan of Elvis Presley?



Did you know that in 2006: He purchased a home on the former property of John Wayne in Newport Beach, CA, for a record-setting $24 million?



Did you know that he auditioned for the role of Joel in Risky Business (1983), but the role eventually went to Tom Cruise?



Did you know that he owns a home in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York City?



Did you know that 2007: Bought Midford Castle (a big house, not a real castle) near Bath, England. Purchase price was in the region of £5 million (about $10 million)?



Did you know that in 2006, he donated $2 million to Amnesty International for a fund to help child soldiers?



Did you know his salary for his moves?
National Treasure (2004)
$20 million
Adaptation. (2002)
$2,000,000
Windtalkers (2002)
$20,000,000
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
$7,000,000
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
$20,000,000
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
$1,000,000
Snake Eyes (1998)
$16,000,000
Face/Off (1997)
$6,000,000
The Rock (1996)
$4,000,000
Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
$240,000
Vampire's Kiss (1989)
$40,000
Valley Girl (1983)
$5,000.00

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