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Showing posts with label Buzz. Show all posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy Passes at 83

Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy has passed away, The New York Times has reported.

Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series, was hospitalized last week following complaints of severe chest pains. Nimoy revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. According to the Times, Nimoy's wife Susan Nimoy confirmed the death while confirming COPD as the official cause of his death.

Nimoy's Star Trek series ran from 1967 to 1969 on CBS, where he co-starred with William Shatner's Captain Kirk. He would later portray the character in five Star Trek films that ran throughout the seventies and eighties. He most recently played an older version the character in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot and its sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Live long and prosper

What Color Is This Dress?

What color is #TheDress? It’s a question hundreds of thousands of social media users have been asking after a picture of it was posted online.

Some say it is #WhiteandGold, while others are adamant it is #BlackandBlue.

The picture was initially posted on Tumblr by Scottish singer Caitlin McNeill.

Here is a video explaining why everyone is seeing different colors.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Jingle Boobs with Sara X Mills!

JINGLE BOOBS! I mean, we all saw this one coming, right?!

Our favorite boob dancer, Sara X Mills, is here with bells on. Literally.

First she did some Mozart, then she showed us the strength in her glutes, and now we welcome her back just in time for the holidays.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Zoella Takes A Break From YouTube?!

Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, has announced that she is taking a few days away from the internet following confirmation that her bestselling novel was ghostwritten.

In a recent statement, her publisher Penguin told The Sunday Times,
“To be factually accurate, you would need to say Zoe Sugg did not write the book Girl Online on her own… As publishers our role is, and always has been, to find the very best talent and help them tell their story and connect them with readers… For her first novel, Girl Online, Zoe has worked with an expert editorial team to help her bring to life her characters and experiences in a heartwarming and compelling story.”
While it’s not uncommon for people who aren’t authors to use ghost writers, it can be disappointing to hear your favorite YouTube star didn’t actually write her book. The revelation provoked a debate over the use of ghostwriters and to what degree celebrities should acknowledge any help they may have received.

Because of all the heat that’s been coming her way, Zoella this morning posted some shocking tweets.

This was tweeted within the same minute of a tweet from her boyfriend, Alfie Deyes.

Sugg, who suffers from anxiety, has taken breaks from her YouTube channel in past. Here she is talking about a previous incident:

Now while it’s not explicitly stated, it’s fair to assume this might be due to the ghost writing controversy. On Sunday, the 24-year-old uploaded this message to Twitter as a response to reports of her use of a ghostwriter.

Author Siobhan Curham is believed to be one of those who helped Sugg write the bestselling novel after being named in the acknowledgements. On Sunday she was thanking people on Twitter who were offering their support.


Sugg returned to Twitter on Monday evening to criticise coverage of her announcement about spending a few days offline.

Deyes also hit out at those suggesting he had quit YouTube.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

If George Lucas directed Star Wars: Episode VII

What would that glorious The Force Awakens trailer look like if George Lucas went back and fiddled with it? Probably something like this... The "George Lucas' Special Edition" parody version of the new Star Wars trailer pokes fun at the director's missteps in the series prequels.

(Joking aside, George Lucas does have a pretty big role in the development of Star Wars VII. While he’s neither directing nor writing the movie, the story concept is his and he was on set as a creative consultant.)

What do you think of the parody edition?

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Official Teaser

It’s not much—in fact, it might feel like the shortest 88 seconds of your life—but the first trailer for director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally here! J.J. gave us a lot of black screens in this trailer but he also gave us some awesomeness! They weren’t kidding when they called it a “teaser.”

Just watch it and let me know what you think.

Star Wars Episode VII Trailer

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jurassic World Trailer Is Here

Stop what you're doing. The Jurassic World trailer is here. The full trailer for Jurassic World which was originally thought to be released on Thanksgiving as been officially released a few days early. Who's excited?!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Alex From Target?

A lot of you may have heard of Alex From Target. Whether you saw him on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, or all four, he definitely blew up. And fast. He went from a normal Target worker to being on Ellen overnight!

Alex Lee was a normal Target employee who worked at a Target store in Dallas, Texas, until Brooklyn Reiff posted a photo of him on Twitter that blew up because he is good looking. It goes to show how far looks can go, doesn’t it?

The most ironic part of the whole thing? Brooklyn has said in interviews that she doesn’t even find Alex to be particularly good looking. The original tweet got over 4,000 retweets, and it just went downhill from there!

People started putting Alex all over the Internet by reposting the photo on social media. Some even created hilarious parodies of the original picture and posting them all over the web as well.

Target’s Twitter has announced their support for Alex and dispelled rumors that his popularity online might have cost him his job.

What do you think of all of this? Look good and work at Target to get famous? Use social media to your advantage? Post a picture of a good looking guy to get them on Ellen?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence: Hacking nude photos is a 'sex crime'

Jennifer Lawrence is on the cover of the most recent Vanity Fair and finally speaks out about the recent nude photos that were stolen from her and released for the world to see.

After remaining mostly silent since nude photos of her were taken from her phone and leaked online, actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out at length to Vanity Fair about the hack.

“I didn’t know how this would affect my career.”

When she attempted to write a statement regarding the photos she said:

“[E]very single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don’t have anything to say I’m sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he’s going to look at you.”

And even took a moment to address the wrenching moment when she had to call her father about the hack.

“When I have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what’s happened … I don’t care how much money I get for The Hunger Games. I promise you, anybody given the choice of that kind of money or having to make a phone call to tell your dad that something like that has happened, it’s not worth it. Fortunately, he was playing golf, so he was in a good mood.”

Lawrence has stated that she considers the hack to be a sex crime, stating:

“It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these websites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me. I just can’t imagine being that detached from humanity. I can’t imagine being that thoughtless and careless and so empty inside.”

“Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense. You should cower with shame. Even people who I know and love say, ‘Oh, yeah, I looked at the pictures.’ I don’t want to get mad, but at the same time I’m thinking, I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.”

While the hack has made Lawrence feel vulnerable, she says she is recovering from the incident.

“Time does heal, you know. I’m not crying about it anymore. I can’t be angry anymore. I can’t have my happiness rest on these people being caught, because they might not be. I need to just find my own peace.”

Lawrence was one of many women who were affected by the hack, and just this past weekend, the first male victim surfaced.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

R.I.P. Robin Williams | Photos Through The Years

Oscar winning actor Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed. Dubbed "the funniest man alive", Williams brought audiences hours of laughter, putting his spin in film and television. He won a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance as Sean Maguire, the therapist in "Good Will Hunting" (1997) and receiving nominations for "The Fisher King" (1991), "Dead Poets Society" (1989) and "Good Morning Vietnam" (1987). Robin Williams was born in Chicago in 1951.

Check out the gallery below to see Robin Williams' life and career throughout the years.

If you are or know somebody who is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Williams making a trademark goofy face in 2007.
Williams during a taping of "Ellen" in 2004.
Williams entertaining the troops in Iraq in 2003.
Williams at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks in 2001
Williams putting a smile on "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve's face in 1998.
Williams after winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" in 1998.
Williams performing at the 68th Academy Awards in 1995
Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal on stage at the Comic Relief 8 event 1998
Williams getting his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 1998
Williams speaking with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show 1995
Williams joking around with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show."
Robin Williams alongside Paul Simon during a 1986 taping of "Saturday Night Live."
Actor Robin Williams in charter as T.S. Garp, New England wrestler turned writer whose off-beat adventures unfold 1982
Williams shortly before starring in "The World According to Garp" in 1982
Actor Robin Williams on the set of ABCs Mork and Mindy, April, 1978
Williams after winning the People's Choice Award for his role in "Mork and Mindy" in March 1979 
A photo of Williams doing his comedy routine from 1977

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Internet! World Wide Web Turns 25

Some of us remember what the world was like before the web and have seen how much it's changed things. Many younger people today have never know a world without the web. On March 12th, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee put forth a proposal to make information sharing possible over computers, using nodes and links to create a "web" that would eventually stretch worldwide and become the modern internet.

As the Web turns 25 today, people who remember those early days have been reminiscing about life online in the early to mid-1990s. One word that comes up over and over again? “Slow.”

A 1995 survey by the Pew Research Center found that just 14% of U.S. adults had Internet access, and among them, only 2% had access via a top-of-the-line 28.8k modem.

“That was screaming (fast),” said Lee Rainey, the director of Pew’s Internet Project. “Now, that would make people riot in the streets, it’s so slow.”

I remember the first time I used it in the mid 1990's. Huddled around a monochrome computer (1-color monitor, it was yellow) I had to dial up with a 14.4k modem. The page might take a minute or two or three or five to come up. It's amazing how far it has come today.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

John Travolta calls Idina Menzel "Adela Dazeem" at 2014 Oscars

John Travolta butchers and calls Idina Menzel "Adela Dazeem" at 2014 Oscars.

Bill Murray Snuck a Tribute to Harold Ramis Into the Oscar Telecast

Bill Murray gives respect to Harold Ramis as he presented the award for Best Cinematographer with Amy Adams at The Oscars 2014. A touching tribute to his longtime collaborator Harold Ramis.

Meet the first tweet to ever receive 1,000,000 retweets


The Oscars have barely even started, but Jennifer Lawrence already fell.

Jennifer Lawrence wasn't on the red carpet for ten seconds before she face-planted, completely ungracefully, into the person in front of her, nearly taking a few others out too.

Here she is talking about her previous Oscar fall, in an interview that took place slightly after this year's Oscar fall.

Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Monday, February 24, 2014

Harold Ramis Of The Ghostbusters Passes Away.

It saddens me to bring news that one of the greatest comedy writers and director of our time, Harold Ramis died this morning of complications from an autoimmune inflammatory disease, he was 69 years old.

Harold Ramis was best known for his undeniably game changing comedies such as Caddyshack, Stripes, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon’s Animal House and the always classic Ghostbusters franchise.

Ramis was born Nov. 21, 1944, in Chicago. He is survived by his wife, Erica Ramos; sons Julian and Daniel; daughter, Violet, and two grandchildren.

He also left behind a reputation as a true inspiration to many.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Fake lesbian duo tATu perform at Sochi opener

t.A.T.u. just performed at the Olympic Opening Ceremony, so I guess Putin's never seen their videos? Real Russian lesbians: fined or imprisoned. Fake Russian lesbians: booked for the #Sochi opening ceremony. Got it!

The event's producer said tATu's "Not Gonna Get Us" was chosen because it's one of the only Russian pop songs that international viewers might recognize.

Konstantin Ernst also argued that the choice was about motivating athletes with an upbeat dance song that challenges competitors by saying "you're not going to get us."

I see the Russians don't have any problem with certain sorts of 'homosexuality'. While the singers put on a lesbian act, they have not defend gay rights and it is largely seen as an attention-getting gimmick.

Olympic Ring Fails to Light During Opening Ceremony

Olympic ring fails to light during opening ceremony.

So the opening sequence of the Sochi Opening Ceremony included floating islands and loads of Russian things.
BBC Two / Sochi
Leading to the snowflakes forming the Olympic rings. / Sochi
Then this happened. The fifth ring didn’t open.

I don’t know about you but I don’t think this was planned.

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images
The Huffington Post went with this.

Here is what the rings should have looked like.