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Justin Bieber’s new movie passed Michael Jackson’s at box office

    “Never say never”Justin  Bieber’s new movie passed Michael Jackson’s at box office. The legendary artist can’t rest in peace with such news. It’s true the difference between the movies grosses is not that big, but it exist! “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” produced by Paramount topped “This Is It” last week, becoming the number one concert-themed movie at the domestic box office. The famous kid    earned $72.2 million at the domestic box office while “This Is It” produced by Sony grossed $72.1 million domestically. Just a slightly difference? What this is actually means?   
    The entire world knows how successful Michael was and how much people loved him, but at this rate how successful will Justin Bieber become? He’s still a kid! However, until “Never say never” surpass the the worldwide record hold by “This is it”, which have grossed $189.1 million, there is a long way.

But this is not impossible, considering circumstances. Paramount producers estimate that Justin Bieber could earn about $20 million at international level. The country in which Justin Bieber’s movie done best was Latin America, the place where Bieber’s fans are more numerous than everywhere  else.
    Currently Justin is involved in a project by Universal Music, meant to raise funds for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims. It’s about a digital-album which is going to be released this week. Bieber is among the featured artists along with important names in musical industry: U2, Rihanna and Bon Jovi. All the earnings will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.

First full face transplant in US

Doctors from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, succeeded first full transplant in US. A team of 30 doctors, anesthesiologists and nurses, led by plastic surgeon Dr. Bohdan Pomahac performed the complete face transplant which was a premiere in the United States.

The surgery lasted more than 15 hours, and it was a success. The patient was a Texas construction worker, named Dallas Wiens, who was totally disfigured in a power line accident in November 2008. The burns were so serious that literally erased his facial features.

Beside his lips, nose, eyebrows and eyelids he also lost his sight. The doctors managed to make a reconstruction and replace his facial skin, muscles of facial animation and also the nerves that power them and provide sensation. But they couldn’t restore his sight and it is not known yet if Wiens will be able to see again in the future.

For now, he is on his way to recovery and he even talked on the phone to his family. “He is doing great. He has been on the cellphone with his family and talking,” said Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, the one who led the transplant team.      

His donor was a recently dead person, which name and details remained unknown, respecting his family decision and also the patient confidentiality. “Today’s tremendous news marks a new milestone in Brigham and Women’s legacy in transplant surgery.

The pioneering achievement by the entire transplant team is a gift made possible by the most selfless act one human being can do for another, organ donation.” said hospital president Betsy Nable in a news conference that followed after the transplant. According to the doctors, Wiens new look will not resemble with the donor’s face or with his, it will actually be something between these two.

The donor was chosen by certain criteria like sex, age and blood type.
    The patient has a 3 years old daughter and his biggest motivation for the surgery was to feel her kisses and smile to her again. According to his family, Dallas Wiens wants to become an advocate for facial donations after he will be recovered.

Also they were grateful to the donor family: “You will forever remain in our hearts and our prayers and we are grateful for your selflessness.”    
    This was the third face transplant in the U.S., but the first two were only partial. First face transplant in the world was performed in 2005, in France and it was also a partial.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 first look

A great story has come to its end: starting today you can have a Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 first look in a short teaser video.

This is a first sneak peak you can see from the last movie of Harry Potter series. When she first talked about her book, years ago, the author J.K. Rowling said nothing more than “It’s a story about a kid, magic and stuff!”. She, or anybody else didn’t expect such a great success for her books  and its characters. Rowling wrote a number of seven books and for each one of them a movie has been filmed.

Their popularity has grown day by day, year after year, and thousands of people watched the adventures of Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint).The last book from “Harry Potter” series was separated in two movie parts.

First one, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” already have grossed about $952 million and the producers are expecting more money to come, once the movie is going to be released on home media.
    Fans from all over the world can’t wait for the second part to be released. The official release date for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” is scheduled this summer in July 15.

What’s so special about it? Well this is not an usual movie, it’s the final chapter of a magic story. “Something’s got to give. Harry is aware that the floodgates are open and that he is going to have to be the one that deals with Voldermort,” says Daniel Radcliffe.

Emma Watson also have a word to say about the great end: “It ties up every single loose end of the whole saga. The scale of this one feels enormous.

Your heart is going to race.” So the expectations are high, now after we heard their words, but it would definitely be a good movie (as they all were in fact). In theory, in the final chapter  the battle between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort should end in a way or another. Who will win? Harry and his friends or the evil wizard? You will have to wait a little bit more to find out…Until then check out the teaser:

A First Look Behind The Scenes – What do you Think ?

Oprah Winfrey ranks first in Parade’s top 2010 best paid celebrities

The mogul Oprah Winfrey is in the top of the entertaiment rich list with the highest income in 2010.In the top 2010 money makers were also included Australian band AC / DC, singer Lady Gaga U.S. and British actor Daniel Radcliffe.

This annual top, the 28th edition was revealed by american magazine Parade in their issue “What People Earn” .In the top of the charts with $315 million earnings in 2010 is Oprah Winfrey(57).
Oprah Winfrey is the richest black woman in the U.S., her fortune is estimated at $ 2.4 billion. Among others, she has its own television channel and magazine.

The second place in the top is occupied by the estate of the late Michael Jackson with $275 million.

 Surprisingly last step of the podium was occupied by the rock group AC / DC, with net revenue of $ 114 million.

U.S. actor Johnny Depp had revenues of 100 million dollars, while singer Beyonce earned 87 million dollars  surpassing her husband ,rapper Jay-Z, who earned 63 million dollars.

The following places were ranked in this order by singer Lady Gaga ($62 million), actress Sandra Bullock ($56 million, comedienne and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres ($55 million ), Ryan Seacrest ($51 million) and the real estate mogul Donald Trump who becamed a TV star ($50 million).

Oprah Winfrey – Best Paid Celebrity in 2010

“Twilight”  franchise star , Kristen Stewart, earned $28.5 millions last year, surpassing the “veteran” Leonardo DiCaprio ($28 million ), but also her co-star from the same franchise, british actor Robert Pattinson earned ($27.5 million ) and next comes actor Daniel Radcliffe  which has earned 25 million dollars in 2010.


Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel split

After four years spent together, couple Justin Timberlake, 30, and Jessica Biel, 29, decided it’s time to break up. Considering the latest rumors this is not such a big surprise.

In late 2010, it was rumored that Timberlake had cheated his girlfriend with Olivia Munn, but he denied that. Shortly after, in January 2011 Justin Timberlake send a text message to Olivia Munn and told her that his relationship “is over”.

Reps for both parts of the couple said in a conference that there were no hard feelings about this break up and it was a joint decision: “Addressing the media speculation regarding Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake’s relationship, we are confirming that they mutually have decided to part ways.

The two remain friends and continue to hold the highest level of love and respect for each other.” Since they’ve started dating, in January 2007, they were several times the subject of splits and infidelities rumors. In media were published different versions of the same story.
According to one of them, Justin was the one who ended the relationship, and now Jessica feels devastated. But an inside source, who seems to be a friend of the actress, said this is a lie: “Jessica is not devastated.

That’s just crap. She’s a very independent, proud woman with her own career, she’s fine.” In an interview for Vogue, last year, Biel said a few things about her private relationship: “I don’t want to talk about it,” she said. “I don’t feel the need to clear anything up.

It’s the most precious thing that I have in my life, and I care about it so much that I don’t care about what anyone says or thinks. I have just not addressed it in any real way, and I’m not going to. It’s mine. And I really like that about it.”

NPR chief executive Vivian Schiller resigns

    NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned Wednesday at one day after James O’Keefe a conservative activist made public a video in which an NPR executive slammed Republicans and the Tea Party movement during a hidden camera session.

In the video, the NPR executive bashed the tea party movement as “racist” and “xenophobic” and said NPR would be better off without federal funding. “The Board accepted Vivian’s resignation with understanding, genuine regret and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years,” said Dave Edwards, chairman of NPR’s Board of Directors.

The incident “became such a distraction to the organization it hindered Vivian Schiller’s ability to lead the organization going forward,” Dave Edwards added. The short period in which Schiller was chief executive has included a few notable controversies–including one from October that she was still fielding questions on before the latest flare-up.
    Ms. Schiller said she had a conversation with NPR’s board members on Tuesday late evening, about twelve hours after the release of the embarrassing video, and then spoke with Mr. Edwards later in the same evening. She declined to give details about the conversations.
    In the video, the NPR fund-raising executive, Ronald Schiller, who is not related to Ms. Schiller, is actually telling people posing as Muslim philanthropists that the Republican Party had been “hijacked” by the Tea Party and that Tea Party supporters were “seriously racist, racist people.” Mr. Schiller, who was already scheduled to leave NPR and accept anotherjob at the Aspen Institute, said on Tuesday  that he would leave as soon as possible.
    Schiller, on the video, noted that “very little” of NPR’s funding comes from government sources. He also said that “in the long run we would be better off without federal funding.” That’s one statement that a large number of conservatives would agree with.

Jacques Chirac goes on trial

French ex-president Jacques Chirac goes on trial Monday being charged of embezzlement, breach of trust and conflict of interest. Back in the 90’s when Chirac was mayor of Paris he used public money for paying the people who were working for his party at that time.

While he was mayor of Paris, from 1977 to 1995 (that year he became president of France) he used a number of seven people who were hired by the city of Paris to work for his RPR party.

This matter was known to the public long time ago, but Chirac could not be accused because he was protected by presidential immunity. Besides the ex-president there are 9 more people who are going on trial, including two former chiefs of staff accused of having ghost jobs.
    If Chirac is found guilty he might stay behind the bars for the next 10 years and also forced to pay a fine of $210,000. He admits the financial fraud, but he says that he didn’t know anything at that time and his lawyers accused magistrates of harbouring a political agenda.

The trial was opened Monday by judge Dominique Pauthe and the former president would be represented in court by lawyer Jean Veil. The trial is expected to continue over a month from now on.
    Jacques Chirac is one of the most popular french political figures, and he is best known at international level for his opposition to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. 

He will be the first president who appear in the front of justice under criminal charges. He was involved in several corruption before, but he managed to escape any kind of accusation until now. Last year he escaped Paris city hall civil charges in return for a payment of more than 2.2 million euros.
    According to the court, Chirac’s first appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, when he is due to answer the judge’s questions.

Kristen Stewart plays Snow White in latest Universal project

Kristen Stewart is officialy named “The most beautiful in the Country”

Kristen Stewart (20 years), the famous star of “Twilight” will play Snow White in the film “Snow White and the Huntsman” based on the legendary fairy tale, one of the most wanted screenplays of Hollywood at the moment,which will be produced by Universal Pictures.The news was confirmed by producer Palek Patel on Twitter.Next week is expected the official confirmation but they are in final negotiations.

For the same role initially were considered actresses like Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander and Emily Browning.
Kristen`s stepmother, the evil queen,wil probably be played by Charlize Theron because the producers are in negotiations with the actress and the role of Huntsman expects the confirmation of Viggo Mortensen.

Even in her last production she was in love with a vampire and courted by a werewolf in this movie she will be falling in love with Prince Charming.

The film will be directed by Rupert Sanders after a screenplay written by Evan Daugherty.
They will start shooting in London, Germany and Scotland this year on August 1st for “Snow White and the Huntsman”.The premiere will be next year on December 21.


Lady Gaga takes another big step in her career !

Lady Gaga is an artist plural and does not hesitate to put his natural talents for “songwriter” to other causes. Very close to the world of fashion, including the house Thierry Mugler, Miss Gaga has created a soundtrack for the exclusive rights of designer fashion show next Wednesday at the Paris Fashion Week.

Lady Gaga UFO pop, queen of fashion crazy, is that all designers snapped. Working with singer staggered – which lives only by his avatar perched on heels Alexander McQueen – is sure to get talked about. As for the movie Zoolander 2, in which the diva will deign to make an appearance. Lady Gaga is becoming more than a concept, a brand, that of the ultra-cool.

The appearances of the star are millimeter, and it takes hours of makeup before each of his interviews. Lady Gaga talks about it in the third person, and it seems that the shy rock singer’s debut, whose real name is Stefani Germanotta, has finally given way to the pop singer looks to extroverts. For the young woman is a follower of fashion, and fashion him back. As proof, the latest collaboration of the singer with the designer Thierry Mugler.
Lady Gaga music director was proclaimed Man of the parade of Mugler, to be held Wednesday, January 19, during Fashion Week in Paris. For the occasion, the young woman has exclusive remixed music from her latest album which is due out next May. A gift of the young woman for Nicola Formichetti, the new artistic director Thierry Mugler, who promises a catwalk very pop!

Angelina Jolie: Mission Pakistan

After having donated 100,000 dollars and recorded a message to awaken consciences about the terrible floods that hit Pakistan, Angelina Jolie has decided to return to the charge, by going up this time.

The Goodwill Ambassador of the High Commissioner for Refugees is right now in Pakistan, where she shared her first impressions to reporters after his visit: “From what I understand, the situation is at a scale never really achieved until now, it’s colossal, “she said. The actress visited the north-west of the country to meet with Afghans living in refugee camps and has also met with aid workers.