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Motorola Droid 3 to hit the stores on July 14

Motorola Droid 3 finally will hit the stores on July 14. But for now, those of you who can’t wait that long, are able to order it from the Verizon’s official web page. The price ranges from 200 dollars to 460 dollars, Yahoo news reports.

Motorola Droid 3 is now available on the Verizon official web page. For the clients who are ready to sign a contract of 2 years, the phone will be available at a price of 199 dollars. For those who don’t want to be tied to the company through a contract, the phone can be bought for a bit more than double: 459.9 dollars.

Motorola Droid 3D is still a 3G phone and it comes with the following features:
• A display of 4.3 inch, qHD (960 x 540)
• Android 2.3 Gingerbread (operating system)
• Complete QEWRTY keyboard
• A row of numbers
• 1080p video recording
• internal memory of 16GB
• dual-core 1GHz processor
• thickness of only half a inch
• 4.9 inches long
• 2.5 inches wide
• 5.9 oz

The differences between the new Motorola Droid and the Motorola Droid 2 model are the wider screen and the fact that the new model has a fifth row of number incorporated in the keyboard. It also has 26% more pixels on its touchscreen. The Droid 3 smart phone is accessorized with front and rear cameras. The rear camera is of 8 megapixels.
Its thickness makes it the thinnest smartphone. It runs on CDMA and GSM networks, but some of the Droid fans might be disappointed in the fact that it does not run on the faster 4G LTE network.

In the official statement of the launching of Motorola Droid 3, Verizon described the device as “enterprise-ready”, outlining that the smartphone has both device and SD card encryption and supports the use of complex passwords.

Roy Williams sues ex girlfriend over engagement ring

Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams filed a lawsuit last for not receiving back his engagement ring after his girlfriend, Miss Texas Brooke Daniels, said no to his marriage proposal.

Let’s see if we got this right. Roy dates Brook. Roy proposes to Brook. Roy sends engagement ring to Brook. Brook turns down proposal. Brooke keeps ring. Now, that’s not nice!
The former Lion wanted to settle down. He was dating Miss Texas USA Brook Daniels for over a year. So he decided to send his beautiful girlfriend a Valentine’s Day package with an engagement ring by mail. He also included in the mail 5,000 dollars so she would pay some dental bills and the school. And as a present to his future brother-in law, he sent a baseball. And, of course, he also sent a recorded marriage proposal to the girl. Then the Valentine’s Day package was sent. When she received the package, she did not like everything in it. So she sorted them: ring – yes; proposal – no; and so on.

Now Williams wants his ring back. The rock is valued at 76,000 dollars. When he asked Brooke for the ring back, she told him that she lost it. So, six weeks after sending the package through mail, he sends another package, this time thinner, announcing his former girl and his father that he us suing them for not returning the ring.
The hearing is set to Friday in Odessa, Texas.

Brooke’s father, Michael Daniels, said in a phone interview on Tuesday that his daughter has the ring in her possession and is planning on returning the ring, without any legal procedures needed.  However, he states that of his knowledge, Williams had told his daughter to keep the ring anyway. He said that Williams told Brooke “I’m not like a lot of people, I don’t want the ring back. You’ll eventually come back to me,” but she did not. During the interview he did not mention how and when they will send the ring back to Williams.

Noel Gallagher will release his solo album

On Wednesday, Noel Gallagher announced in a press conference, the details of his first solo album since Oasis split in 2009. He also unveiled his side of the story regarding the decision of leaving Oasis, the Guardian reports.

During the press conference at the Electric Cinema in London’s Notting Hill, now solo artist Noel Gallagher annunced the release of his first album, “Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds”. He described his album as appealing to Oasis fans, but not in the “stadium rock” way. “It’s not very Guitar Hero” Noel joked. The album has been recorded in London in 2010 and completed in Los Angeles. It was produced by Noel Gallagher and David Sardy and will be released on October 17. Noel talks about the new songs very candidly,  like they were his babies:
“They are my songs and I wrote them all by myself.” He confessed. “I’m proud of them and of what they mean to people. I’ll never do a gig without playing them, they’re like drugs to me.”

The Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds LP includes: Everybody’s on the Run; Dream On
If I Had a Gun…; The Death of You and Me; (I Wanna Live in a Dream in My) Record Machine; AKA … What a Life; Soldier Boys and Jesus Freaks; AKA … Broken Arrow; (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach; Stop the Clocks.

Noel also said that he is already preparing a new album which will be released in 2012.

When asked about the time he left Oasis and the conflicts with his brother, Liam, the artist says that things got to a point where he could not stand the tension between them anymore and it was not about the band, but more of a personal matter.
“I hadn’t had enough of Oasis, I had had enough of Liam.” Gallagher said. ‘He was quite violent. At that point there was no physical violence but there was a lot of World Wrestling Federation stuff, he was like Randy Savage or something. It was an unnecessarily violent act and he nearly took my face off […]” Noel said, adding that his brother had, at one point, held the guitar like an axe. “I was like, you know what, I’m fucking out of here” Noel explained. He also said that if it weren’t for Liam’s aggressive behavior, he might have stayed in the band and Oasis may have still been around.

7th Annual Second Life Community Convention to be held in Oakland, California

The MediaSyndicate announced on July 2, that the 7th Annual Second Life Community Convention will be held in on August 12 – 14, 2011, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in California.

What to expect
This year, the Second Life users will have the opportunity of sharing their experience, build friendships and discuss the 3D virtual community in a common forum in about six weeks from now. Organized Donna Meyer believes that the virtual experience should be sustained by a real experience between the Second Life “residents”: “While we all value our experiences in the virtual world, SLCC allows us to meet each other in person, share meals together, learn from one another, and celebrate the abundant creativity that Second Life makes possible.” Organizer Chris Collins mentions the changing in the number of the conference tracks and its purpose: “This year we’ve reduced the conference tracks in the hopes that broader overall categories will help us better learn from each other.” This year’s tracks are related to how people use Second life: from creative expression to marketing, to public service and so on.

If you want to be a part of the convention, you can access the Convention’s website and find out more on the content of the convention, the registration, the sponsorship and the volunteering opportunities. The registration is at a regular price of 300 dollars and it includes access to the convention content, the lunches, the exhibits and free internet access in the convention’s space during the days of the convention. You can benefit from a lower price if you register early. The Early-Bird Registration is available through June 30th for $250. After that, the price goes up to 275 and finally, after July 22, you will pay the full price.

Second Life is a 3D community that was created in 2003. It now has over 1.4 million users. The network offers the possibility of interacting with other people in a virtual 3D world, where you develop as a virtual person. The users come from different professional fields, such as economy, medicine, education and more.

Isaac “Biz” Stone says goodbye to Twitter

Isaac Stone, one of the co-founders of Twitter, says he is leaving the social network for pursuing other dreams regarding his career, Associated Press announces.

At 37 years old, and only five years after the founding of Twitter, Stone announced on Tuesday on his blog that he retired from the Twitter crew and leadership. He said he is going to “get out of the way” until he is called to be of help. However, he said that he will work with Twitter “for years to come”.

Taking some time off the micro-blogging company will help Stone focus on other areas he may be of help, as he said it himself. He is planning on helping schools, nonprofit organizations and company advisory boards. He and Evan Williams, who is both his friend and co-founder of Twitter are also planning on relaunching Obvious Corp in order to develop some new projects. Williams left Twitter at the end of last year. In his place came current CEO Dick Costolo “There are other problems/opportunities in the world that need attention, and there are other individuals I’d love to get the opportunity to work with and learn from.” Williams said at the time of his departure.

Obvios Corp. was first launched by Williams in the mid 2000s in the shape of a holding. The efforts of the two Twitter geniuses will be backed-up by Jason Goldman, who was also an executive at Twitter. He stepped down from his post in December 2010.

Stone’s decision comes as Twitter has made efforts to build upon its popularity. Its aim was to sell more ads and, as a result, to make more money. Even though the company never unveiled its finances, the research firm eMarketer Inc. estimates that this year, Twitter will earn from advertising over 150 million dollars.

The departure of Biz Stone is marking one more point in the changing patterns of the company’s structure at the managing level. The migration of the Twitter original owners is at its peak. In the fall of 2010 Evan Williams left the company. In December Goldman Followed. Six months later we see Stone saying goodbye. However, the trend is disrupted by  . This March, another Twitter co-founder changed his mind. This time, original CEO of the company, Jack Dorsey, came back, in order to see how his product has developed. He retuned as executive chairman.

PETA voted Russell Brand and Kristen Wiig the sexiest vegetarians

The 2011 PETA top of the sexiest vegetarians included many vegetarian Hollyood stars. But the top spots were held by comedian Russell Brand and actress Kristen Wiig.

Actor and comedian Russell Brand is the sexy beau of singer Katy Perry, who was also voted one of the most beautiful women in the world. The “Get Him To The Greeks” star is a vegetarian since he was only 14 years old. Now, at 36 years old he told Kelly from Live! With Regis and Kelly that he does not eat fish, nor products that are fish-based. During the show, Kelly Ripa (who is 40 and gorgeous looking) asked Brand is he took fish oil in order to stay sharp. But he made it clear that fish is not and will not be a part of his diet. “I’m vegetarian. I think it’s cruel to squeeze oil out of a fish… Cause they’re lovely little guys, aren’t they?” he said and added afterwards: “You shouldn’t eat animals; it’s mean to them!” So the secret of his good looks does not stand in animal-related diet.

On the other hand, actress Kristen Wiig, whom you can see in the movie “The Bridesmaids” says that she is a vegetarian because it helps her figure as well. In an interview to Women’s Health magazine, the actress, who is 37 years old, explains how she stays fit: she runs, does yoga and eats vegetarian food: “I’m a vegetarian. I eat a lot of tofu and soy.”

The two actors had serious competition in the PETA most sexy vegetarian celebrity contest. Among them, there were mommy Natalie Portman, Joaquin Phoenix, Anne Hathaway and natural beauty Olivia Wilde. Natalie Portman, who says that Jonathan Safran Foer’s eating animals turned her vegetarian, lost some points because she gave up the vegan diet during pregnancy. Joaquin Phoenix was raised vegetarian by his parents. Anne Hathaway went back and forth about her decision to be a vegetarian. Olivia Wilde admits she eats fish once in a while. 

Anna Nicole Smith’s heirs get nothing

On Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled against Anna Nicole Smith’s claims of her ex husband’s fortune, summing up 1.6 billion dollars. The heirs of the former Playboy Playmate will get nothing, according to the judge’s ruling, AFP reports. Smith’s heirs were aiming for 88 million dollars.

Anna Nicole Smith, one of the most famous Playmates, was married toTexas oil baron J. Howard Marshall in the early ’90. But in 1995 he died, without having included her into his will. She started the legal procedures for an inheritance 15 years ago.  Since then, she and other original protagonists of the legal actions have died. This made the case even more difficult for the US court. The process began in 1995, a short while after Marshall’s death. Anna Nicole, who was 27 years old at the time, discovered that despite de fact that her late husband had promised her that he would include her in his will, leaving her 300 million dollar from the then estimated entire fortune of 1.6 billion dollars, Marshall left all his earnings and goods to his son, Pierce Marshall.
Since then, the case has been opened in several jurisdictions: Louisiana, Texas, California. In 2006 it finally reached the US Supreme Court, which granted Smith the opportunity to try once again to get a part of the money by sending the case back to the courts. Meanwhile, Pierce Marshall had died and had left his heirs to continue the legal battle.

Anna Nicole Smith died in February 2007 of a drug overdose, in a Florida hotel room. Five months before that, her son, Daniel, who was 20 tears old, died, too. Since that time, the only heir to battle for the fortune was Anna’s daughter, Dannielynn who was only seven months old when her mother was found dead. She was represented by attorney Howard Stern, Smith’s former boyfriend. The little girl is in the custody of her father, photographer Larry Birkhead.

On Thursday, the court ruled in favor of Marshall’s legal heirs, leaving Smith’s descendant with nothing from the southern mogul’s fortune.

Rocker Leslie West’s loses leg over diabetes

Reuters reports that the Rock guitarist Leslie West, has had his lower right leg amputated as an emergency measure to prevent the drastic condition of his diabetes. The life threatening condition and the life-saving operation were announced by his wife on Monday.

Leslie West is now 65 years old. He underwent the amputation intervention at a hospital in Biloxi, Mississippi. The surgery prospect appeared on Saturday, after his leg started to swell and the lower region of the leg became septic. His wife, Jenni West, said in an e-mail that for the following two days the doctors have tried to do anything possible to save the leg. “The decision to amputate was one that was necessary to save his life as the infection was spreading throughout his body”, she added. “The nursing staff and doctors have taken excellent care of him and should be called angels for their efforts and tenderness they showed us in this time of crisis.”

As any amputation, the operation was invasive and it will take the former rock player some time to rehabilitate and get used to his new condition.

Leslie West was most famous in the ‘70s, when he was part of the band called Mountain. The best and most popular single of the Mountain trio was “Mississippi Queen” which was released in 1970. it was a staple of classic rock radio. After the band experience the tried a solo career. One of his solo albums is called “The Great Fatsby”, referring to his weight. West has been struggling with his obesity state – which eventually led to the development of type 2 diabetes – for years.

His next album is called “The Unusual Suspects” and it features guitar players such as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Joe Bonamassa and Slash of Guns’N’Roses. The album doesn’t have a release date set at the moment.  His colleagues sent their best wishes via e-mail. Gibbons said that “Leslie will, no doubt, bounce back with his unusually bionic blitz of guitarosciousness.”

Oprah’s Dreams For OWN

She has been waiting for this moment for two years: Oprah Winfrey has launched OWN in January this year and is preparing for her own TV show, where she dreams of two of the “most wanted” guests: O.J. Simpson and Susan Smith.

After 25 years of hosting the Oprah Winfrey Show, one of the richest most influential women on earth is heading to a new direction.

In her speech held at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s annual Cable Show in Chicago, Oprah admitted that it didn’t all went smooth with the launching of OWN, her joint venture with Discovery Communications. “The truth of the matter is I was all in with one foot out the door while finishing the final season (referring to the Oprah Winfrey Show). But now she is finally where she dreamt she would be. “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for the past two years. I need to be there. I need to be engaged and involved, she said.

In January 2012, Oprah, who is one of the most powerful celebrities of the last decade, will launch her OWN show which will consist in interviews with celebrities and common people, all subjects being on amazing stories. Her show will be called “Oprah’s Next Chapter”. When asked about who she would like most to interview she answered plain and simple: O.J. Simpson and Susan Smith. She said she would like to ask the woman who is serving a life sentence in South Carolina for murdering her sons why she made up the story that a black man had stolen her car with her children inside. And when it came to O.J. Simpson she confessed she had a fantasy about the interview with him: “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me. And I am going to make that happen, people”.

Oprah’s fans have been disappointed with the fact that she wasn’t going to be on Tv for such a long time. In fact, most of the criticism brought to the new channel was that there was not enough of Winfrey on it. She is in the process of relocation from Chicago to Los Angeles, to OWN headquarters.

Spelling sells 150 million dollars mansion to Ecclestone

Candy Spelling has put on sale her home since 1991. According to the Wall Street Journal the property’s original price was 150 million dollars, but it is not known whether the final sale price was kept the same. The buyer is Petra Ecclestone, the daughter of famous Formula One racing boss, Bernard Ecclestone.

Candy Spelling, 65, bought the property together with her late husband, famous TV produce Aaron Spelling, in the early ‘80s. The property had 57,000 square foot and a house where actor/singer Bing Cosby lived in. The original house was torn down. They started building a home in the French Castle style in 1991. The house has a splendid double staircase which was inspired by the residence in the movie “Gone with the Wind”. The house also has a flower cutting room, a screening room, a gym, bowling alley, three rooms for wrapping presents, a china room and a Prince Charles room (which received the name after Prince Charles once spent a night there as a guest.

The Spelling mansion is also known as The Manor. It is situated in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles and was designed by the firm of James Lagenheim & Associates. The 2 story building has 123 rooms. It has a basement, an intermediate level, a second story and an attic. It also comes with four two-car garages, a tennis court and a pool. The house has been for sale since 2009, almost three years after Aaron Spelling’s death.

The house was bought by the daughter of Formula One celebrity Bernard Ecclestone, Petra. The blonde beauty is half Croatian and half English and, at only 22 years old, she already has two princess residences: the latest one is the Spelling mansion. But she already has a house in Chelsea neighborhood. It is a six-story and was purchased with over 90 million dollars. Petra is about to get married with entrepreneur James Stunt and will spend a lot of time traveling between London and Los Angeles. It seems like a good deal to have a castle waiting for you in the USA.