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Chelsea Handler Thinks the Kardashians are idiots

Keeping up with the Kardashians is not one of Chelsea handler’s favorite shows.  She explains to The Hollywood Reporter that not all her E! fellows are on her A-list and some of them are “idiots”.

Chelsea Handler is best known to us for her E! Entertainment show, Chelsea Lately, which entertains us with jokes and not news about celebrities. Now, being around a great number of Hollywood stars doesn’t mean that you have to like them all, and especially not if they are not even considered stars. For example, Chelsea told one of her best friends, Jen Aniston not to be caught around the Kardashians by the paparazzi, as her public image will suffer “Jennifer said she saw the Kardashians at dinner last night” Chelsea said and continued :“She was like, ‘They’re nice.’ And I said: ‘Don’t get photographed with the Kardashians!’ People will blame me for it!”

Handler explained that even though she makes jokes about many famous people, she never makes fun of people that she became friends with. There’s no reason to talk about Reese Witherspoon” she says, “ I’ve never talked about those people and anyone I’ve become friends with”. So Jen Aniston and Reese Witherspoon must have done something right. What is the recipe to get Chelsea to like you and with this, to be spared by her jokes? Handler explains that “I’m not going to be friends with them if they’re idiots in the first place”. Ouch! So she kind of makes up her mind very quickly.

Well, for all the celebrities that are targeted by the Chelsea Lately show, there is good news, too. Apparently Chelsea thinks she should do something else than a comedy TV show, that she should step to the next level. “I want to do something that’s going to utilize my brain a little more than this show” she explains. Her plan is to start something new, that isn’t centered on celebrities anymore. But she hasn’t decided yet if she really wants to quit her show. However, if she is going to continue hosting Chelsea lately she said it will be a lot different than what we got used to. “I can’t keep doing the same thing; my brain is bleeding”.

She will have several months to think about it, as the Lately contract expires in 2012.


Sony’s Welcome Back Program

Sony’s Playstation network started working since 2 days ago in limited manner, in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s almost done and all the fans in different corners of the world can access it. They will all benefit from the Welcome Back program, which is the company’s way to apologize for the damage suffered by its clients. The program includes a selection of games and movies, all free!

After a very tense time, during which it has to struggle with recovering the data and minimizing the effects of the breach in its system (on the one hand) and with the accusations from officials and customers (on the other hand) Sony put the PlayStation Network back in its feet. The clients that had previous accounts have to change their password. Their games are saved, they will just resume it.

Every customer that has been affected by the downtime will be able to choose 2 free games from five. The selection includes Dead Nation, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Super Stardust HD and Wipeout HD. This is the offer for the ones that own a PlayStation. PSP owners have other options. They can choose 2 free games from a selection of 4: LittleBigPlanet PSP, ModNation Racers, Pursuit Force and Killzone Liberation.

Welcome Back Program also includes:
• Access to a wide selection of PlayStation Network movies for the PSN users. The titles of the movies have not been yet revealed, but they will be available over the weekend.
• Free access to PlayStation Plus for a month for the customers that haven’t yet subscribed to the premium PSN service. This service grants inclue a series of discounts and special offers.
• 60 days of free PlayStation Plus service for the customers who already subscribed.
• 100 free items in Sony’s PlayStation Home virtual world

In addition to the free of charge services included in Sony’s Welcome Back program, the streaming service Hulu offers customers that have the Hulu Plus premium accounts synchronized with PlayStation 3 a credit of 25 days. The users will receive an email from Hulu with the instructions.
Sony hopes to regain all the customers it has had back and now promises reinforced data protection.


Chocolate and Red Wine Make You Smarter

Scientists have come to the conclusion the a limited amount of dark chocolate and red wine consumed together may actually be good for the brain, enhancing its capacities of resolving complex matters.

Recent studies led by a research team of experts at Northumbria University Medical School in North East of England. The starting theory was that polyphenols affect the brain’s capacity to function. And they wanted to check if it was true and how it happens. So they gathered a group of volunteers of different ages and intelligence state. They asked every participant to take a supplement of polyphenols found in wine and then they gave them a series of tests. In addition they did brain scans to all volunteers in order to see if there was any change at a neural level.

What they found out confirmed their suspicion: there is a connection between the level of polyphenols in the brain and the brain’s activity. Polyphenols increased the brain activity, pomping more blood into the vessels. This is how they work actually. They relax the blood vessels, making them wider and thus increasing their capacity. This way, blood runs faster through the veins and gets faster to the brain, as well. The relaxing of the vessels inside the brain not only increases the amount of blood in the head, by also the amount of oxygen and other nutrients, which are highly important to the brain.

Polyphenols can be taken as supplements, but they can also be found in some foods, among which there are the dark chocolate and the red wine. They work well separatey, but work even better when tasted together. Scientists warn,however, that a small quantity was all it took and that this shouldn’t be used as an excuse to overdrink or overeat.

The studies have shown that polyphenol consumption does not increase intelligence in young people as they seem to have the brain already working at full capacity. However, polyphenols helped widening their blood vessels in the brain, too. Instead, there have been differences registered in older people who seem to benefit more from eating chocolate and drinking wine.

In order to benefit from the health qualities of chocolare, choose ony the dark chocolate. Other typer do more damage to the body than good.And when it comes to wine, we know it’s fancy, we know it tastes good, but drink moderately and not every day.

Rick Springfield in Jail for DUI

Famous ‘80s rocker Rick Springfield was arrested on Sunday night for driving under the influence, according to Hollywood Access.  The artist known best for his hit single “Jessie’s Girl” was pulled over around 8 PM by a police officer, while in Malibu, California.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told Hollywood Access that Springfield “accelerated rapidly” in his car, a 1963 Corvette, while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway.
After he was pulled over, the officer could observe that he was under the influence of alcohol. “He exhibited signs of alcoholic beverage intoxication” the LASD spokesman said.

When a field sobriety test was administered, as required in these situations, it “indicated his driving was impaired”.
He was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held into police custody over night. While in custody the level of alcohol in his blood was measured and the results intensely confirmed the DUI suspicion. According to the LASD office, his blood alcohol level was 10.

The Grammy Award-winning pop icon spent almost 6 hours in jail. On Monday, around 2 AM, he was released, with the promise given that he will appear in court on July 5th.
Springfield, 61, was always an eccentric. In 1974, at the age of 15, he started a relationship with then 15-year-old Linda Blair. Trying to cope with a depression present from his years of adolescence, he lost the battle in 1981, when his father died and he seriously thought about suicide.

This extremely sad event, plus the trouble in his career caused him to “hit the wall.” We could say that he dealt with it in a healthy positive way after all, dedicating two songs to his father: “April 24, 1981” and “My Father’s Chair”. Just 3 years later, in 1984, he got married and has two children. But despite the quiet calm settled family life, he still couldn’t find his peace.

You can read more about his rough life fighting with depression and sex addiction in his biography entitled “Late, Late at Night” which was released in 2010. There, you will get to see a sensitive, vulnerable Rick Springfield, who is in constant search of the right track.

The book was voted a bestseller by the New York Times and the new version now available contains new personal photos and a new chapter written by the artist. “My publisher made me put in that last part about being a New York Times bestseller. . . I didn’t really want to. . . I thought it was too gauche, but she insisted” said a shy Springfield on his official Facebook page.

Gwyneth Paltrow Called Her Grandmother The C-word

Have you seen Gwyneth Paltrow lately? Well, “Chelsea Lately” has seen her. A few days ago, the blonde Oscar-winning actress was invited to Chelsea Handler’s TV show to promote her cooking book. Yes, Gwyneth can cook. She got that from her dad. The cooking or the self confidence – we’re not sure.

The fact is that, while taking about the book and how great it was for her to have that experience of writing about the intimate act of cooking with her children – by the way, in case you didn’t know, kids can crack eggs just fine; Gwyneth’s son, Moses, does it with no problem – both girls started talking about their grandmothers which, by coincidence were both called Mutti. “Mutti” was a nickname derived from the German word “mutter” which means “mother”. “Mutti” would be “mommy”.

Both the grandmothers were of German origin. But despite the familial warm name given, it appears they were pretty nasty. During the show, Chelsea wanted to share her opinion about her grandma: “My Mutti was a real bitch!” Gwyneth immediately replied: “My Mutti was a real c***!” Ouch! That would have hurt our ears if it weren’t censored. Did you ever imagine sweet Gwyneth having a filthy mouth? She then explained: “She hated my guts. She tried to poison my mother against me, but it didn’t work, because I have a great mother. She was just tough! She must have not been very happy, she must have had a lot of pain, because she was mean as hell!” Chelsea appeared to have had a similar experience with her Mutti, which led to the natural conclusion: “I don’t now what it is about that name but they should stop giving it to people!”

Thankfully, Paltrow’s mother is far more different that Mutti. First, because she is not called that. Apple and Moses’s grandmother didn’t want to be called “grandma” either. So, Paltrow explained, she came up with this new nickname, “Woof” that she tried to get to stick. “It’s even her e-mail address” she said. But creative 6 year old Apple wouldn’t take it. She named her Lalo, and Lalo it remained.

Gwyneth’s cooking book is named “My Father’s Daughter” and can now be found in stores. It has earned a well deserved spot 7 in the New York Times bestsellers list, right above Eva Longoria’s cookbook. They both have the same price, 30 $, so what made the difference? Oh, but this will be the subject of another article.

Vitamin D may prevent blindness

Vitamin D may help prevent blindness, according to a recent study realized in the United States. The researchers found that those who take supplements with vitamin D reduced the chances  to lose their sight with the age, by 60% .

The study shows that vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent the problems that occur with age. But researchers warn the patients should seek medical advice before taking supplements with vitamin D.
The study was conducted on a sample of 1,300 U.S. women, aged between 50 and 79 years. It was found that women who had high levels of consumption of vitamin D were less likely to lose vision.
Vitamin D can be obtained through a balanced diet, but also by exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin D is one of the most important for the body. Numerous studies have shown that it has many benefits:it keeps bones in a healthy form, is very important for the heart and reduces the risk of some cancers, including the breast cancer.
Half of the women doesn`t absorb naturally the quantity required of vitamin D. Experts say women need to absorb between 800 and 1,000 units per day.
You can “get” this vitamin through supplements or by eating foods rich in vitamin D.


100 grams of salmon consumed daily can offer 360 international units of vitamin D. This amount represents about half the quantity needed daily.

Cow’s milk and soy milk

Cow’s milk is an important source of vitamin D. A glass of 250 ml of milk can provide 98 international units of vitamin D. If you are a fan of soy products you can use the soy milk, very tasty and healthy.

Tuna in oil

85 grams of tuna in oil provides 25% of the daily need for vitamin D. If you’re at work you can quickly prepare a sandwich for lunch. In this way you will fill your mouth and you will absorb more vitamins.


Yogurt is recommended for healthy diets and not just maintenance. At 170 grams of yogurt you will absorb 80 international units. Besides vitamin D, yogurt contains potassium, magnesium, vitamin B2 and B12.


Not all grains contain vitamin D, so check the packaging before you buy it. Experts recommend you eat whole grains. They are a rich source of fiber.

Packs of cigarettes in one color in Australia

The Australian Government released a long-debated bill that totally changes the rules on the marketing for cigarettes.

If this project will enter into force, Australia will become the country with the toughest anti-tobacco rules. Project forbids companies to sell cigarettes in packets used so far, with brand logos and various colors. Various brand names will be engraved in small letters and uniforms on the package and all packages would have the same design and same color, probably olive green, tinged considered  as “abhorrent to consumers”.

Australian Health Minister Nicola Roxon said that cigarette packs must send only messages related to disease and death. On the other hand, it is expected that larger producers to sue the government for violations of laws relating to trademarks. “What company would stand idly by when the brands that are worth billions are simply prohibited the market?” said a representative of Brittish American Tobacco. The same representative said he was convinced that no beer companies or networks of fast food will not remain indifferent.

The Australian Government believes that the measure will reduce the attraction that cigarettes exerted especially on youth. Australian cigarette market generated total revenues of 8.3 billion Australian dollars in 2008, an increase of 2.9% from 2004 to 2008.

Diseases in close connection with smoking kills 15,000 Australians each year, smoking was identified by authorities as the most common cause of disease and mortality among those located but can be prevented.

Studies have shown that the logos and package design will reduce the effectiveness of the messages that warn of the dangers they posed to smokers.

Australian Government precautions taken so far have made ??the number of smokers, which reached 30.5% of the total population over 14 years in 1988 to decline in 2007 to 16.6%. It is intended that by 2018, only 10% of the population to be a smoker.

Seul 2011 – Chevrolet Mi-ray Concept

At Seoul Motor Show Chevrolet unveils its Mi-ray Concept , a concept that brings a tribute to the history of sport models.

Most of  GM`s describe the new concept as a small car like the Chevrolet Monza SS opened in 1963 and light and powerful like the Chevrolet Corvair Super Spyder in 1962. No matter who resemble  (Mi-ray means future in Korean),this is just a “nervous”  roadster  dominated by “sharp” lines .

Even if the car is a tribute to sports models Chevrolet, Mi-ray  conceptI could well prefigure as future Chevrolet roadster  considering that more producers are turning their attention to this type of car.

The car is powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline engine, mounted at the rear and is helped by two electric motors  with 20 horsepower, which are arranged in the front. The power for the two motors is provided by lithium-ion batteries that are charged by recovery the energy at braking. Electric motors are used strictly to starting away, but  also when it  running at lower speeds around town.

Jennifer Garner is Miss Marple in a movie by Disney Studios

American actress Jennifer Garner, the heroine of the television series Alias??, will play a younger version of the famous female detective  Miss Marple. After negotiations which lasted several months, Disney has managed to obtain the rights of using the stories of famous character that first appeared in a magazine in 1927.
It’s not very easy for us to imagine how Jennifer Garner will enter into the character of  this old girl. This will require a ton of makeup although it seems that The Mouse House deals in an innovative character, trying to assign it with a younger generation.

Jane Marple is one of the most famous characters created by Agatha Christie, is a very good gaffer and knowledgeable of the dark side of human nature.
The character first appeared on big screen in 1961, in “Murder, She Said”performed by Margaret Rutherford, who was 70 at the time and it repeated that role in three films. Angela Lansbury played the role in “The Mirror Crack’d” in 1980, a film based on an Agatha Christie novel and she  dedicated this role to actress Margaret Rutherford.
Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, well known as Agatha Christie was a British novels writer who created short stories and  plays. She also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, less known, having the same success. Her works, mainly those that are the main characters Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple made Agatha Christie to be called “Queen of Crime”, it is considered as one of the most important and innovative writers of the genre.

Agatha Christie wrote 12 novels in which the main character is Miss Marple. Most of Agatha Christie’s books  focuses on discovering the author of a crime who belong to middle and upper classes.

American  producers hope the modern approach and choice for the role of actress Jennifer Garner will be the next Miss Marple films with a franchise to rival series “Sherlock Holmes”produced by Warner Bros. studios.

Jennifer Garner, became famous thanks to the role of the television series “Alias??” and we will be seen  her this year on the big screen in  comedy “Arthur”, produced by Warner Bros. studios.

Bomb threat at Eiffel Tower

Almost 4000 tourists were evacuated on Wednesday in Paris, after a bomb threat at Eiffel Tower. French police officers decided to evacuate the tower, after they found a suspicious package inside construction. Officials for French police said they received an anonymous call and they were informed by the existence of the mysterious package.

The one who called also said that the monument will be blown up shortly after their phone talk is going to end. A police patrol went immediately there to check the place. After the package was analyzed by specialists they found no explosive substances, but they continued to investigate the area. The Eiffel tower was reopened for visitors a few hours later.
    It’s not the first time when the monument is under a bomb threat. Similar events already happened several times before. Last year in September, French officials announced the possibility of terror attacks by al-Qaida’s North African affiliate on crowded targets.

That time, the tourists and population near by were evacuated twice due to bomb threats. Each time it was a false alarm, no explosives were found. French police said they haven’t discovered a link between the anonymous call and the package, but they think there is a connection. Currently, France is involved in an international military operation against Moammar Gadhafi’s forces in Libya.

President Nicolas Sarkozy reacted rapidly to support rebels fighting, and French air forces began the attacks in Libya, increasing fears and reasons for France to be the target of attacks from extreme Islamic groups. France’s terror alert has been on high level,the red one, which is the second-highest level on its alert system, since 2005.