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Kris Jenner gets facelift before Kim’s wedding

The Kardashian mom, Kris Jenner, is planning on making herself pretty for Kim’s wedding. At age 55, she got her first facelift, which will be the subject of a whole episode in “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” reality show, Us Weekly announces.

Kris Jenner is looking good! She recently underwent a facelift surgery. At 55 years old, the mother of the Kardashian clan has considered improving her looks. In an upcoming episode of the reality series “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, you will get to see tho whole details of the day of the intervention. Kris wakes up very nervous and anxious. “I’ve never had such a stressful morning, honestly, in my life” she says before the surgery. Jenner’s emotional state escalates so the members of the family have to do something to calm her down. It is the future bride, Kim Kardashian, that manages to have a talk with her mother and comfort her. “Don’t cry. If you’re scared, you don’t have to do it”, she tells her mom and tries to calm her down by saying that being nervous is normal: “I’m sure people are scared all the time.”

The surgery went well, with no complications and now Kris Jenner looks younger and “gorgeous” according to her daughters. After the surgery, when Kris woke up, Kim was beside her, telling her “Mom, you look fab”. Even though the bandages were wrapped around the reality star’s face with no possibility of seeing the outcome of the intervention, her daughter went on saying “You look gorgeous”. After all, that’s what daughters are supposed to do.

The youngest sister of the Kardashians, Khloe, who is 27, told The New York Daily News that her mother’s surgery had taken place about a month ago, but they all wanted to keep the matter private at that time.  Now, Kris Jenner “looks amazing” Khloe says. They say you are supposed to have a lot of swelling for a week or so after, but I didn’t notice.”

Research In Motion delays BlackBerry launch

During the Research in Motion’s (RIM) annual meeting, the two co-CEOs have announced the delay in the launching of the new BlackBerry. Despite the struggle of getting back on track after poor reviews and the free fall of the share price, RIM is forced to announce setbacks into what the staff calls the biggest product launch yet, Associated Press reports.

On Tuesday, at the RIM’s annual meeting, co-CEO Jim Balsillie announced that the launching faces challenges and will probably be postponed. But at the same time, he announces that seven new BlackBerry phones will run the advanced system in the following weeks, this enabling the company to stick to the financial plan for this year. The other co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, explained why the delay appeared. He said that the main cause is the fact that the smartphones are created so they would meet the market expectations, outlining that the technology that is used for creating the new BlackBerry jumps a generation. “It may have delayed us, but we are going to come out ahead,” he said.

The context in which the delay of the new BlackBerry smartphone occurs is not favorable. Since the beginning of 2011, the share price of RIM has fallen more than 50 percent. The once top of the tops now struggles to compete with Apple Inc.’s iPhone. The company is trying to come up with a device that will make a strong competitor for iPhone and the smartphones that run the Android operating system from Google Inc.

In April, Research In Motion has launched a tablet called PlayBook. The device got bad reviews and in addition to that, 1,000 of the units had to be recalled as they had problems with the running software. The criticism – which also includes the presence of two people sharing the same spot: CEO of the company – and the inability to maintain the reputation in has built until now, have triggered rumors about a takeover.

 

Facebook and Time Warner join forces in anti-bullying campaign

The most popular social network of the moment, Facebook initiates a partnership with Time Warner in order to raise awareness in an anti-bullying campaign, Associated Press reports. The two companies are supporting a cause that influences the lives of many teenagers and young adults.

On Tuesday, Time Warner and Facebook made a public announcement about a common project. They join forces in an anti-bully in campaign, encouraging people to report any abuse that they see, when they see it. Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook says that they hope to involve the tutors of the children into the project. “We believe that by working together with parents and teachers, we can teach young people to speak up and stop bullying.”

Time Warner has started the project since last year, through an animated cartoon with the theme “Stop Bullying: Speak Up”. Now, the theme is adopted for the campaign initiated along with Facebook and it will be waged in all the media across the US (TV, radio, magazines) and around the world (via internet). The message will be present in several magazines owned by Time Warner, such as People Magazine, Time and Sports Illustrated. It will also air on CNN. In October, Anderson Cooper from CNN will be the host of a town hall that will be focused on bullying.

Facebook has its own role in the play. The plan is to release a new application to broadcast the user’s pledge to put an end to bullying. The new application is due to be launched by October. Facebook already launched an application which allows users to report the “cyber” bullies, which is available since April 2011, when it was introduced through the speech of President Obama at a conference held at the White House. In the same speech, the President says that according to the studies reported to the White House, one third of the American teenage population is a victim of bullying.
The cyberbullying isn’t far behind. On the contrary, a survey conducted by MTV and the Associated Press concluded that half of the people with ages ranging from 14 to 24 were a target to cyberbullies.

Zach Braff debuts as theater play writer

Former “Scurbs” star Zach Braff has decided to give theater a try. Not as an actor but as a play writer. A modest and humble Braff is talking about letting the ego aside and concentrate on the work. The actor has already tested other areas in showbiz and he was surprised by the outcomes.

Zach Braff is best known to us for his role in “Scrubs”. But playing one exponent of a new generation of doctors that sometimes proves to be better than the old generation is not all he can do. 

According to Associated Press, Braff is now trying his luck in the world of theater. His play is called “All New People” and it marks his debut as a play writer. He says that this work is “by far the most intimidating, humbling experience” that he had until now. He adds: “I think the biggest thing is not letting your ego get in the way of making the play better.” This has gained him the respect and admiration of Peter DuBois who is directing his play. “He’s an incredibly open, collaborative person” said DuBois, who also directed him in “Trust”.

“All New Men” is a dark comedy of 90 minutes. The play starts with introducing a man of 35 years of age, who is an air traffic controller and is determined to commit suicide. He is interrupted by a prostitute who was hired to cheer him up. After a while, the two are disturbed by a real estate agent who has problems with his visa and a firefighter who checks on homes. The cast of the play includes David Wilson Barnes, Justin Bartha and Krysten Ritter. Braff, 36, initially wrote the suicidal character’s role for himself, but he was convinced to let someone else play it and now he thinks it is a good idea. “To be in it, without the possibility of being able to step outside of it, wouldn’t have been good for the play.” Although he still says he would have been “amazing” in the role, he admits that “this is plenty challenging enough.”

As we said, this is not the first time Braff turns to something else than the movie industry. For example, he has won a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of “Garden State”. “I know nothing about writing or creating music, and yet I have a lot of musician friends. So they walk by my Grammy on my shelf and give it the evil eye” Braff laughs.

Shareholders file lawsuit against News Corp for governance failure

Shareholders have filed a lawsuit against the News Corp invoking large-scale governance failure. The move has been made as an effect to the News of The World scandal regarding phone hacking, which caused it to shut down. Associated Press announces that the lawsuit was filed on Friday in Delaware Chancery Court.

A group of shareholders have decided to take the matter into their own hands and set an example on what the limits  in media are, when you are hunting down everything for the sake of the ratings. After the scandal surrounding the tabloid New of The World regarding large-scale phone hacking erupted, numerous celebrities and non-celebrities have asked for the resigning of the editor-in-chief, Rebekah Brooks, and the shutting down of the publication.  Some of the common people asking for measures to be taken are parents and relatives of victims whose phones were subject to hacking. The CEO, Rupert Murdoch has tried to keep Brooks in place, stating that she was not in charge of the publication anymore. Now, the same Rupert Murdoch is charged with serious accusations.

The group of shareholders that sued the News Corp owns less that 1% of the company together. Led by Amalgamated Bank, their voice has gained strength with the help of other municipal and union pension funds, that also joined the lawsuit. One of the hot spots in the accusation file is the acquisition of Shine Group Ltd, that News Corp bought directly from Rupert Murdoch and his daughter, who is the News Corp. chairman. The accusations state that “Rupert Murdoch habitually uses News Corp to enrich himself and his family members at the Company’s and its public shareholders’ expense.”

It’s easy to imagine what happened with the value of News Corp shares on the stock market during this time. On Monday afternoon, the shares dropped 7.5 percent, to 15.49 dollars. Since last month, the shares are down 12 percent.

On Monday, News Corp. refused to comment on the current matters.

Mila Kunis asked out by a Marine Sgt. She says Yes

On Thursday, Friends With Benefits actress Mila Kunis has been asked out to a Marine Corps Ball by a Sergeant. The invite was made public through a clip uploaded on YouTube, in which he was asking her to be his date to the ball which will be held on November 18. What’s even more important is that the actress said “yes”, as FOX News announces.

Scott Moore, Sergeant of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan posted the most unusual video clip on YouTube on Thursday. In it, he would ask actress Mila Kunis out for a date; and not just any date, a Marine Corps Ball which takes place in November. His post started with a brief presentation of himself: “Hey Mila, this is Sgt. Moore, but you can call me Scott.” The clip started with him wearing sunglasses, which he took off after the first words so his eyes could be caught on camera as well. As he was standing in the desert, he said: “I just want to take a moment out of my day to invite you to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18 in Greenville, N.C., with yours truly.”

Moore asked the sexy star to “take a second” and “think about it”, then “get back to me”. Simple and honest. He even asked the public to help him “make it happen”, by posting a message below the clip.

Apparently not only the YouTube users helped, but the mass media as well. Fox News asked Kunis what her answer was. She said that she would do it, but her answer wasn’t very complimentary. She was interviewed along with Friends With Benefits co-star Justin Timberlake and he was very excited by her unusual invitation. He said he would make sure that it will happen. Kunis said she would do it for him and asked Timberlake if he would come as well. He said he wasn’t invited and that she has to do this “for the country”. With such a strong argument, not even Mila could say no. So she said “I’ll do it!” Hooray for Sgt. Moore!

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.

Registration
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.


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