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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez (VIDEO)

Happy New Year 2010! VIDEO & PHOTOS

The party starts in Times Square for New Years Eve 2010 celebration.
A couple from Switzerland wait for the famous ball to drop in Times Square.

Happy New Year


2010 new year party

Ball Drop Live (VIDEO)

Dick Clark New Years Eve 2010 (VIDEO)

Dr Death Steve Williams (VIDEOS)


Mike Leach Fired (VIDEO)

Rush Limbaugh Heart Attack (VIDEO)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Chest Pains (VIDEO)

Rush Limbaugh VIDEO

Vishnuvardhan Died VIDEO

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder? Who is Eddie Vedder? What is current going on about Eddie Vedder?

Eddie Vedder is an american musician and singer's song writer for chalenging the lyrics to a song recorded for the "INTO THE WILD" sound track. The great rocker Eddie Vedder is fighting legal action from a canadian singer-songwriter gor chalenging the lyrics to a song he recorded for a beutiful song "Into the Wild" soundtrack.

Eddie Vedder has struck in the copyright lawsuit.

There a suit has been filed against Eddie Vedder. the papers of the suit regarding Eddie Vedder has been filed in new york's Manhantan Federal court according this suit Eddie Vedder has modified the original lyrics in respect to 'Hard Sun' eroding the integrity of the composition.

Peterson whose pen name is Indio was fumed after the realisation for the alteration of certain key lyrics. he is asking for all profits from the "acts of infringerment."

Eddie Vedder's lawyer, Gregory Clark is denying the charge completely. He told New York post that they don't see any basis for the copyright infringement.

we are waiting for the final decision fromt the court.

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Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck? What is the current news about Dave Brubeck? Why Dave Brubeck is now in the talks of people? who ia Dave Brubeck? Dave Brubeck rewarded with Kennedy Center Honors 2009. This speacial ceremony is aired on 29th December on CBS.

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Dave Brubeck is 89-years-old has been honoured by the award for his diffenent and unique style of music which ranges from natural to classic to variant to sophisticate. Dave Brubeck was one of the great honorable persons of this year at Lennedy Center Honours. In this event many people came. The great president of USA Barack Obama and his wife also attended this event. Many persons Mel Brooks (producer), Grace Bumbry (opera singer), Robert De Niro(actor), and Bruce Springsteen(singer) were also honoured.

Many performances by artists like Jack Black, Matthew Broderick, Harry Connick, Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Herbie Hancock, Ben Harper, Harvey Keitel, Frank Langella, John Mellencamp, Edward Norton, Carl Reiner, Martin Scorsese, Martin Short, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Sting, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, and Eddie Vedder are also given on this auspecious event.

Dave Brubeck is one of the people that defined the sound of the American jazz pianist. He has written a number of jazz standards including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranges from refined to wild, reflecting both his mother's attempts at classical training to his improvisational skills. His music is known for using unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities. The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4-waltz time. Columbia Records wasn't to happy releasing such an artsy fartsy project, and many critics initially roasted him for tampering with jazz's rhythmic foundation. But for once, the public’s taste was more advanced than that of the critics. Boosted by a hit single “Take Five” written by long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, and Time Out became an unexpectedly huge success, and has endured as a jazz classic and best seller since.

Congratulations to the 89 year old music maestro!

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Dave Brubeck VIDEO


The REV A7X? Do you know about The REV A7X? What is featuring thing about this The REV A7X for which the whole world is

thinking about it. And the persons who don't know about The REV A7X, they are also eager to have some knowledge about this

The REV A7X.

It is very shocking news that The REV A7X is dead, this news has shivered the whole music world that their most precious gem,

The REV A7X has left them. This is a great loss for all of us that we have lost The REV A7X. You can watch the video of The

REV A7X though the link given below.

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The REV A7X was the great drummer of Huntington Beach rock group Avenged Sevenfold and his stage name was The Rev. He was

just 28-years-old. He was found dead in his home on 28th december,2009 at 1:00pm local time. Reports says that The REV A7X

died due to natural causes.

THe Rev A7X began to model itself more on Guns N’ Roses at its most unhinged to gain some distance from this decade’s

screaming metal scene, for its last two albums, the 2005 breakthrough City of Evil (powered by the single “Bat Country” and

certified platinum in August) and 2007’s self-titled effort (featuring the hit “Dear God”). The usage of hard drugs can be

the reason of THe Rev A7X's demise.

Jimmy you are forever in our hearts. We love you The REV A7X.

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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan.

Jimmy was not only one of the world's best drummers, but more importantly he was our best friend and brother.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy's family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Jimmy you are forever in our hearts.
We love you.

The Rev Dead - VIDEO

James Owen Sullivan, 28, better known by his stage name, The Rev, or The Reverend Tholomew Plague was the drummer and back-up vocalist for the band Avenged Sevenfold, and lead vocalist in the avant-garde metal band Pinkly Smooth with fellow Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates.
On 28th December 2009 James Owen Sullivan was found dead at his home in Huntington Beach, California Monday at 1PM. Orange County Coroners office was investigating Jimmy Sullivan’s passing, with initial reports suggesting his death was from falling off of his roof while pretending to be Santa Claus, although Christmas had already ended.

The Rev - VIDEO

Here is another shocking news for everyone. The famous rock band member Jimmy Sullivan AKA The Rev Is Dead. As of December 28, 2009 he was found dead on his house in Huntington Beach home at approximately 1 p.m. The Avenged Sevenfold 28 year old band member who was also known as the world’s best drummer died too early in his age.

Until now the police authorities didn’t said the real cause of his death, it is still under investigation. Condolence to his family.

Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan Passes Away

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has issued the following statement regarding the passing of the band’s drummer, James Owen Sullivan:

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we tell you of the passing today of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan.

Jimmy was not only one of the world’s best drummers, but more importantly, he was our best friend and brother.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy’s family and we hope that you will respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

Monday, December 28, 2009

Erik Gates Dead! (Mythbusters)-VIDEO

Bad news. The owner of an electrical company Gateco Electric named Erik Gates/Eric Gates is dead. He fell through the skylight and dies from chest injuries. Erick Gates was walking on the roof of the Xirrus Inc Building at 2101 Corporate Center Drive in Newburry Park when the accident happened.

“He was a good guy,” Steve DeGennaro, Xirrus Inc.’s co-founder and chief financial officer, said Monday. “He survived cancer, he jumps with parachutes, he base jumps. He’s an active guy who was used to taking precautions. This was a freak accident that shouldn’t have happened.”

Gates fell about 30 feet, said a spokesman for California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly known as Cal/OSHA.

The coroner’s investigation and examination of the body showed it was an accident, Gainer said. However, officials are not sure how Gates fell because the co-worker who was there with him had his back turned to him at the time of the fall.

For Your Information Erik Gates is also a regular of Mythbusters..
Our condolences to Erik Gates.

Get ready for 'Cupcake Wars'

"Cupcake Wars"

Imagine a "Top Chef" challenge that involves - gasp! - desserts. Now imagine that the chefs can only make cupcakes. (Horrors!) That's the scenario of this Food Network show, which pits four cupcake members against each other as they try to make the best cupcakes. It makes sense. Cupcakes are a pretty trendy dessert. The winner will get his or her cupcakes served at a big awards ceremony. 10 p.m. Food Network


As I looked at the name of this History Channel program, I thought it clever. A little cheeky, if you will. It's a show about champion chess players, right? Wrong. It's a series about a family that owns a Las Vegas pawn shop, which means that it's yet another reality show that involves lots of drama. In this case, you get drama from Las Vegas characters and from the three generations of men who run the shop. 10 p.m. History

"Everest: beyond the limit"

It's Sunday, and that means lying around reading the Sunday paper. While you're doing that, ponder what it would be like to climb Mount Everest. Feel like a slacker yet? If not, you will after watching this show about the 2009 climbing season. 8 p.m. Discovery Channel

Von Trapp Family

The musical movie based on the Von Trapp family, The Sound of Music, is based around Baroness Maria Augusta von Trapp, she was a stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. The story tells of her story and that of her family’s escape from the Nazis after the Anschluss.

Her book, which was called The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, it was a best seller when it was published in 1949. It was also made into some very successful German/ Austrian movies, titled, The Trapp Family made in 1956, and The Trapp Family in America made in 1958.

The book was then later adapted to The Sound of Music, which was also very successful as a Broadway Musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. This then launched onto the immensely popular U.S. motion picture.

Maria Von Trapp also makes a cameo appearance in the film during the musical number “I have Confidence.”

The movie starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, and contains many popular songs such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favourite Things”, “Do-Re-Mi”, as well as the title song. IT was filmed on location in Salzburg, Austria, and also in Bavaria in Southern Germany, while also at the 20th Century Fox Studios in California.

It went onto win five Academy Awards  including Best Picture in 1965, and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced.

The United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry, deeming it culturally, historically or aesthetically significant. Adjusted for inflation at 2009 prices it made $1.022 billion domestically, making it third on the list of all time inflation adjusted box office hits.

Max Baucus Drunk Video

Max Baucus Drunk? We have the video regarding Max Baucus is drunk on the floor of The Senate as he spiritedly takes on Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker in a talk about Health Care Reform. He had grunk too much. For more news article in respect to Max Baucus Drunk you can visit

Here is a video which showing U.S. Senator Max Baucus drunk while he was delivering a speech on health care reform in the Senate. Video is showing the nice senator occasionally mumbling and slurring his words imotional & tired as he was trying to attack the republications over their stance on health care reform.

But here are some reports which are claiming that the video doesn’t show Max Baucus drunk, but if we accept that he hadn’t been drinking, he’d been hitting something that caused him to slur his words.

The Max Baucus drunk video as follows:

Senator Max Baucus not drunk on Senate Floor (VIDEO)

                                                    Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana)

There's a video going around that claims Montana Senator Max Baucus is drunk on the floor of The Senate as he spiritedly takes on Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker in a talk about Health Care Reform.

In fact, the video that started the Conservative's nasty attack on Baucus is from Think Progress, which pointed to Baucus' articulate claims of Republican partisanship"

ND Tiwari Scandle Video

ND Tiwari Scandle Video? Is ND Tiwari Scandle true? There are many people who has known about the whole news related to ND Tiwari Scandle. Do you want to watch the whole videos & clips about this very hottest news?

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ND Tiwari has caught red handed for sexual acts. In the ND Tiwari Scandle Video the 86-years-old politician having sex with the teenagers in Raj Bhawan has been shown.

Veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari (ND Tiwari) has been forced to step down as Andhra Pradesh Governor post following his alleged involvement in a sex scandal at Hyderabad Raj Bhavan. this act of ND Tiwari is a shame for the nation.

The video clip was aired on very beautiful Christmas morning.

Nd Tiwari Scandal Video

ND TIWARI must be kicked out of Andhra Pradesh but not before he’s being punished.

Earlier, there was another issue which was raised against him. Ujwala Sharma’s son Rohit Shekar had approached the court claiming that he’s the love child of APGovernor ND TIWARI and UJWALA SHARMA. It’s believed that AP Governor ND TIWARI shared an intimate relationship with Ujwala Sharma.

The AP Governor ND Tiwari had accepted the affair between him and Ujwala Sharma but denied Rohit Shekar as his son. Instead N D Tiwari defended himself with a law which strongly supported him. According to the law despite the woman having an extra marital affair, if she’s still leading a family life with her husband has children then they are treated to be the children from her own husband.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

ND Tiwari Sex Scandal Video

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Governor of Andhra Pradesh Narayan Dutt Tiwari (ND Tiwari) Scandal was rumored today in India.ABN Andhra Jyothi "Telugu News Channel" expose, Andhra Pradesh Governor and Congress veteran N D Tiwari, 85-year-old was found, on Dec 25, 2009, in the middle of an alleged sleazy sex racket whose headquarters are the Raj Bhavan itself.

There are a lot of unfilled gaps in the entire story (e. g. how can Tiwari blackmail them when he himself is in the films), which anyway goes like this. Tiwari, from the channel's story, is allegedly a sex addict who needs nubile young women for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A close friend of Tiwari's from his UP CM days, a certain Radhika, allegedly approached him when he turned AP Governor, for mining licenses at Kadapa.

Today's holiday TV picks: 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'Three Sheets,' 'The Sound of Music' (VIDEO)

It’s Sunday of the long holiday weekend — you’re either sick of watching TV and need to get out of the house, or sick of your family and need to distract yourself with anything on the tube.

Tune into USA starting at 9 a.m. for a marathon of Law & Order: SVU. You can never have too much Benson & Stabler.

Fine Living has Three Sheets: New Year’s Eve in London on at 10 p.m. — I love watching Zane Lamprey’s bar crawls and London’s pubs should provide plenty of entertainment for him. Now pass me a pint of cider…

And — the absolute perfect ending to the long holiday weekend — gather everyone around for The Sound of Music at 7 p.m. on ABC. “So long, farewell, I hate to go and leave this pretty sight…”

It’s Sunday of the long holiday weekend — you’re either sick of watching TV and need to get out of the house, or sick of your family and need to distract yourself with anything on the tube.
Tune into USA starting at 9 a.m. for a marathon of Law & Order: SVU. You can never have too much Benson & Stabler.

Fine Living has Three Sheets: New Year’s Eve in London on at 10 p.m. — I love watching Zane Lamprey’s bar crawls and London’s pubs should provide plenty of entertainment for him. Now pass me a pint of cider…

And — the absolute perfect ending to the long holiday weekend — gather everyone around for The Sound of Music at 7 p.m. on ABC. “So long, farewell, I hate to go and leave this pretty sight…”

What are you watching today? And what’s your favorite Sound of Music song — “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Maria,” etc.? I’m a sucker for “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” myself.

One dead after train hits vehicle stranded on tracks in Clifton

NJ Transit investigators are going through motor vehicle records to identify the body of a person killed this morning in a train crash, according to the agency.

The crash occurred at about 5:21 a.m. near Park Avenue and Rutherford Boulevard in Clifton, NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel said. The train was empty and traveling on the Main Line towards Suffern, New York, when it struck a stranded 2006 Jeep LCF Wagon, he said.

It appears the car had been out of control before it got stuck, according to Stessel. "The vehicle left the roadway and went through some trees and landed on the tracks," he said.

He said police expect to have an identity of the victim later today and will notify the next of kin. No one else was in the vehicle and none of the crew on the train was injured, he said. The train had been in route to Suffern to begin collection passengers for a trip back to Hoboken.

Stessel said there is no indication the crew did anything wrong. The accident remains under investigation.

The Main Line is continuing to operate on a parallel track, said Stessel. However, customers can expect delays of up to 10 minutes as a result of the accident, he said.

Family Sins (VIDEO)

Have you watched the movie, Family Sins? This movie was produced last 2004 and still very interesting to watch. Do you want to watch?

Brenda and Kenneth Geck (Kirstie Alley & Kevin McNulty) appear to have a perfect family and are respected in the community for their charity efforts. However, in reality, the Gecks force their foster children to steal and set fire to apartment buildings when the tenants cannot pay rent.

All in the (Italian Wine) Family - PHOTOS

The temperature was barely above freezing when I took a longer than intended run today. When I got back home, there was a message on my voice mail, from my friend Cassandra in Italy. “Alfonso, where are you? I need to talk to someone who I am so close to but not related by blood.” I could tell by the tone of her voice that this would be a long talk. So I poured myself some tea and called her.

Cassandra (not real name) and I met in Italy when we were in our 20’s. Her family is in the wine business (among others) and whenever there is some little piece of information I must know (or verify) Cassandra is usually the one I call. She is a no B.S. person, very passionate and loved by her friends, whom she is fiercely loyal to. In my view, I would punctuate that with a “to a fault.” She and I never were romantic; we both saw that we were much too alike and that it would be best if we didn’t go down that road. Thankfully that short and wise moment of otherwise testosterone-laden youth has served us well. We have remained close friends for many years.

Her family has holdings in the Central part of Italy (where she lives) as well as in the South and the North along with vineyards in Europe and the New World. They have made some great wines and they have made some terrible wines. Cassandra has been involved in wine over the years. Today she is less engaged in the day-to-day business. She has resources and dreams and she intends to realize some of them. But lately she has seemed to be a little pre-occupied with her family, so it didn’t come as a big surprise that she wanted to talk to me about them, especially during a holiday when so much of what we perceive family to be is put under a big microscope to be fully revealed. I had no idea if she was going to drop a bombshell on me.

I called Cassandra; she had just woken from an afternoon nap, where she had fallen asleep by a warm fire. It was cold in her part of the world and she was curled up with a book and a fire and had promptly fallen asleep. But she awoke and wanted very much to talk to me.

“I am reviewing my family life- my parents, my sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, grandparents, children, all of them- and my relation to them now.” Her father was still very much alive. He was always traveling somewhere for the family. Her sister had married a man who was an outsider but who had done very well for himself and had taken a large part of the family business to international scale. “But Cassandra, tell me, you sounded stressed on your voice message, what is going on?”

She took what sounded like a deep breath and proceeded to tell me all.

“I don’t think my family likes me. I don’t know what I have done to them. I have been a loyal daughter, usually doing what I have been told to do. But I have this independent streak; you know it so well, Alfonso. And because of it, it seems I have never done what my family thought I should do, even when I have been successful. My brothers and sisters and I seldom talk, and when we do it seems like we are playing pretend, like we are being polite because we know we must be. But there is no depth to our talks. I feel as though they have all built a moat around their life and they control who gets in. My nephews are growing up and they seem to be so, what is the word I have heard you say in English, they think they have it coming?”

“Entitled?” I ask.

“Yes.” She continued. “They have these fancy BMVoos and Prada and Dolce & Gabbana and they have so much arrogance for anyone who is older or even thinks different. What has happened to Italy and the family?”

I didn’t know if it was a rhetorical question but I knew Cassandra would continue. I just wanted to focus her a little. “Cassandra, what is going on with your son, is he ok?”

“Alfonso, he is the dear light of my life. When my husband died (tragically, some say perhaps not so accidental) he took it so hard. He became very dark and not willing to share his feelings. But he is a grown up person. What can I do? When my father calls him and he doesn't call him back, I must listen to my father tell me that the young people of today have lost all their respect. But my father was never available, emotionally, for him or for me. And then there is the subtle way my father turns the conversation into a criticism of my parenting. And then I am caught between the two of them, grandson and grandfather, who are both so much alike, but will never look into each other’s eyes. And then it is all my fault.”

“And the wine business, Cassandra, what about it?”

“Alfonso, you know what is going on it Italy right now – you read the reports – do you remember what I told you back when the Brunello scandal was just surfacing, that this was just the edge of a very big knife that would be found sticking through the body of the Italian wine industry? And here we are now, with another large corruption looming. Not good.”

“What about your sister and her husband and the business? Are they affected?” I don’t know why I asked her, I guess I was trying to get her to talk through the whole family thing.

“They are like that little quote from Gattopardo that you love to recite, when the Jesuit tells the Prince, ‘Excellency, the efficacy of confession consists not only in telling our sins but in being sorry for them.’ They are so removed from their sins, by their wealth and their moats, that they feel no compunction to even confess. So it is a big mess. My dear sister is from the old school, she doesn’t like to make any waves and why should she? She can ski in the Alps during the winter holidays and tan all summer on the Costa Smeralda with her grandchildren, playing in the water and eating insalata di polipo with Vermentino from her little vineyard. Why should anything change in her way of doing things?”

“No, really what I see now, is that everyone in my family had gone on to live their lives as if the other members of their family should fit an image they have. And if they don’t fit in that frame, they don’t go on the wall in the gallery. They don’t stay part of their family. Young and old, the Italian family in Italy has disintegrated to a wall of Venetian plaster with pretty little pictures of people as we see them, not always as they are. And in my case, I know I do not exist in their reality. And why should I? I am single without a mate; my children are grown up and flung across the world. Our lives rarely intersect, except at a funeral or when the Cardinal summons us to a Mass or a meal. We say to each other ‘I love you,’ before we close the phone, but we don’t act like we really love each other any more.”

This was getting dark. I know the holidays are a rough time for people, I have had my share of challenges lately, but Cassandra was starting to worry me. Here was an accomplished, loving person who thought that her family neither liked her nor loved her anymore. And I really didn’t know what to tell her. I mean, what can one say, make something up from the Rod McKuen play book? None the less, I took a stab at it.

“Look Cassandra, you can only be defined by the love you give, not by the love you receive. And you are a lover of life. I know this is hard for you, you have lost a lot in your short life, but you have your health and you aren’t worried about having enough wood to make a fire to keep you warm at night. You are in a low period right now, and it seems the world might be in a low period with you. But you will not climb out of this pit with a rope thrown to bring you up. You were never this way, and you will not be this way now. You know what you must do, don’t you.” I was trying a little tough love with a huge dose of giddy-up, gal you can do it.

“Amica, I will be in Italy soon. And I must come to your region; it has been a few years since I laid some tulips on the grave of my dear wife, Liz. When I do, please lets spend a day or two together, talking this over. I want to help you as much as I can.”

Maybe that was all she really needed. Not judgment, not to ignore her completely like it seemed her whole blood-family had during this holiday. But a sincere acceptance of who she was and the promise of another day, soon, when we could talk, maybe over a same fire, for as long as she needed.

“I so would love that, Alfonso. You are a friend who knows what I have gone through. And life doesn’t just let up; it keeps throwing things at you. I know I must be strong and love even when I don’t feel it coming back to me. And I will be patient. And when you come, we will have your favorite polenta in that rustic style like we do in the hills, with the wild salad and that wonderful rough red wine with the color of the martyred saints that we first drank, so many years ago when we first met. I will wait for you until then. Ciao, mitico.”

Cassandra struck a cord - the universal desire to be loved. How extraordinary it is the person who gives and gives and asks for nothing in return. In Italy they are called Saints.

TV best bets: Sun., Dec. 27 (Video)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Julie Andrews' sweet voice fills the hills in this Academy Award-winning musical based on the true story of Austria's singing Von Trapp family. Her character, Maria, governess to a wealthy naval officer's (Christopher Plummer) children, captures all their hearts, brings music into their lives and helps them flee the Nazis. (7 p.m., ABC)

Julie Andrews stars in 'The Sound of Music' at 7 p.m. on ABC.

                              Julie Andrews stars in 'The Sound of Music' at 7 p.m. on ABC.

JESSE STONE: THIN ICE — And he thought he left all that big-city stuff behind. In this 2009 mystery, Jesse Stone (Tom Selleck), police chief in the little town of Paradise, Mass., accidentally becomes involved in a shootout on a Boston street that leaves a friend and fellow cop (Stephen McHattie) seriously hurt. As he deals with the repercussions of that from the Boston police, his controversial decisions back in Paradise put his job in jeopardy. (8 p.m., CBS)

SEX AND THE CITY — Four years after the end of the television series, columnist Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and close friends Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte (Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis) share new passages in their lives in this lengthy sequel. The main development is Carrie's engagement to Mr. Big (Chris Noth), but that path doesn't go smoothly, nor do those of the other women with the men in their lives. (8:30 p.m., HBO)
CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE DRAMA QUEEN — If making mountains out of molehills were a sport, Lola (Lindsay Lohan) would have her varsity letter. The temperamental title character of this 2004 comedy faces traumas galore when she and her mom move to a new town, where she clashes with the reigning popularity queen (Megan Fox) at her new school and tries to cope with the news that her favorite band is breaking up. (9 p.m., Disney)
MASTERPIECE CLASSIC — Building up to a highly anticipated sequel in January, the original Emmy-winning miniseries "Cranford" continues with the second of three episodes, which finds the quiet little village rocked by a "crime wave" that includes the theft of a leg of mutton and a mugging. (9 p.m., WNET/Channel 13)
HERE COMES MR. JORDAN — Remade as "Heaven Can Wait," this 1941 comedy-fantasy stars Robert Montgomery as prizefighter Joe Pendleton, who is sent back to Earth in another man's body after a celestial screw-up ends his life 50 years too soon. (9:30 p.m., TCM)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Andre Agassi on love, hate, life and tennis

Tennis superstar Andre Agassi shares his battle with tennis, depression and how his wife helped him.

In his powerful autobiography, "Open," tennis legend Andre Agassi shows us that the language of tennis is much akin to the language of life -- advantage, service, fault, love. With unflinching honesty, Agassi reveals that his seemingly charmed life as a tennis giant was one he deeply hated. He talks to's Jenn Horton about looking back at his journey, facing his demons and finding empowerment and love through family, philanthropy and even tennis.

Jenn Horton: Tell me a little bit about why you wanted to do the autobiography now and how that choice came to be. Why now? Why at all?

Andre Agassi: I've lived a public life, and I feel like things were said about me, things I said about myself, both good and bad, that were just not accurate.

You can't communicate yourself when you don't know yourself. I spent a lot of my life not knowing myself as a result of the whirlwind that I lived. So when I retired and I started this sort of new life, I really wanted to understand my story. I think if we all looked at ourselves, we would find a lot of contradictions that ultimately haven't been reconciled.

I wanted to understand that narrative. In looking at it, I believed there was real power in it. I really believe that my story will impact so many people I'll never meet and give them the tools to take ownership of their life -- the tools to figure out how to avoid or get through some of the pitfalls I've been through.

I think there are millions of people in marriages they don't want to be in and millions of people that hate what they do [Andre was married to actress Brooke Shields from 1997 to 1999]. I think that if they found inspiration from me going from the number 141 [tennis ranking] in the world to number one and really knew my story, it would be that much more inspirational. 3 groundbreaking women you should know

JH: How did you prepare yourself to be okay with putting it all out there? Were you worried about anyone's reaction?

AA: I worry about reaction, but I'm more interested in people's response. It took me a long time to process my life; I don't expect anyone else to do it through headlines.

Ultimately, I think calmer heads rule the day, and people will read my book in the context of the body of work that it is -- which is my life. Assuming I've done this book the way I hoped to do it, I think this will live a lot longer than me. I think if the downside is a few [negative] reactions, that is a price I'm willing to pay.

JH: The first breaking story out of the book was your use of crystal meth in 1997. But to many fans, the biggest shock was hearing that you hated tennis so deeply, that this life wasn't your choice.

AA: That's why I hated it. Tennis interfered with my relationship with my father, and it interfered with the relationship with myself. I think when somebody doesn't have a choice, they never feel connected to their life. It doesn't matter if they're good at it or not.

As a little boy, I internalized and did what I needed to do because that's what Pops wanted. I got sent away to a tennis academy when I was 13 years old. I called it a glorified prison camp and refer to it as Lord of the Flies with forehands.

It was a bunch of these teenagers raising themselves, deciding the pecking order. It was primal and primitive. I found myself having to play and succeed to get out of there. I was conducting a normal teenage rebellion, and suddenly I'm doing it on the world stage, being labeled and told who I was. I finally was doing what I was supposed to be doing my whole life [playing professional tennis], even though what I was doing, I didn't want to do. 11 ways to find your calling

JH: You worked with Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer, author of "The Tender Bar," on Open. The tennis match writing in the book is so engaging, and it also sets the stage for one of the biggest themes of your journey -- contradiction. Explain the pull of how you can hate something so much but yet still crave winning so desperately?

AA: A lot of times I felt like I was craving not losing. The pain of losing was always worse than the joy of winning for me. Winning felt meaningless; it felt like I had dodged a bullet for the day.

Losing made me feel less about myself. That's why many times you could always see so much fear in my eyes. My eyes so often betrayed me on the court. Internally, I'm playing scared and in fear of losing. You're so exposed out there, so you discover parts of yourself that are pretty shocking. You realize where you're fallible, where you're capable, and also can understand the strength you have just to put yourself through it.

JH: You call a time in 1995 as your "Summer of Revenge" against Boris Becker. [At Wimbledon that year, Becker accused Agassi of getting special treatment and being reclusive]. You succeeded by beating him in the semis at the U.S. Open. You're on this emotional high, but then you lose in the final to Pete Sampras and feel devastated. Was that the event that triggered the start of the serious depression?

AA: That summer, I tried to use all this energy and emotion, channel it into anger and tried to use that. I actually resented that feeling even though it was successful. It just wasn't me; it wasn't my spirit.

Then I get to the final of the U.S. Open, I'm 26-0, I lose to Pete. I kind of conclude you can win 26 matches, lose one and still feel like a loser. It just heightens the point of pointlessness. It made me think: "I've never liked this, now I like it less. Why am I doing this? I'm miserable for it."

That started my disengagement. I kind of sleepwalked through the next year. I won some titles. I got up for the Olympics in 1996 because I needed some inspiration, and inspiration was easy there. I felt like I was doing it for my father, a bigger team being from the United States. But I really sleepwalked through the rest of that year. Then when I hit 1997, everything just started to spiral quickly.

JH: How did you reconcile with crossing that line into the drug use? Did you believe you had an addiction?

AA: You cross the line because you wake up and you're disengaged with your friends and even your wife. You're depressed and you don't know it. Nobody talks about depression.

Somebody came along and offered me an escape. I didn't like tennis, and I liked myself even less. I just basically said, "Why not?" It was convenient, and I don't think you understand what you're doing. It takes along time to realize that you do have an addiction, so I can't speak to whether or not I had an addiction or not.

I did turn my back on it and walk toward a life I wanted a number of months later. I just think it's easy to underestimate the reality of how drugs tempt you. I think I wanted to deal with the truth that they do appear to offer you something. Depression is a serious thing. Two out of three people in this world have at least one bout of depression in their life.

JH: By the end of that year, your friend and coach at the time, Brad Gilbert, offered you a "quit or start over deal." Why did you make the choice to continue with tennis despite it being something that has pained you your entire life?

AA: I was at my lowest point, had never hated tennis more, and I thought I was about to walk away. It was something really strange that hit me like an epiphany. I'm looking out the window of my hotel, and I see all these people in traffic in Stuttgart, Germany, and I was wondering how many of them are going to a job they hate and have found reasons or need to find reasons.

I don't need to play tennis -- I have everything I need -- but what if for the first time in my life I actually chose it? What if I tried to find new meanings to old tasks and changed my attitude? If you change attitude and change meaning, you set powerful forces in motion.

Sure enough, I started to get traction in my life as a result of that. All of a sudden, tennis gave me my school, it gave me my wife [Steffi Graf]. I started to feel like the scales got balanced. But it was a fight every day from that epiphany.

JH: When you told people you hated tennis, they'd always respond, "You don't really hate it, hate it." The only person that seemed to understand how you felt right off the bat was your now-wife. What was it about her that pulled you in from the beginning?

AA: It was something from the outside -- I think it's one of the things people do. They gravitate toward people that have something they don't have. I've always gravitated toward people like that in my life. I looked at Stefanie and saw someone who dealt with the same pressures that I did in many respects from the outside, and she did it with an unspeakable grace.

She was so understated and seemed to be a lot better at life than I was. She seemed to be everything I wished that I was. When I told her I hated tennis she basically said, "Don't we all?" Of course there are things to hate. Somehow that wasn't the point. She found a way to push through, find the joy in it -- things that it can give and to find ways to connect to it. It inspired me. And there was no push back on I shouldn't, it was just: "Of course. Now let's talk about what really matters."

JH: What's your relationship with tennis now?

AA: I call it a hate-love relationship. I started with hate, but now, it's giving me my life. I made peace with it when I was 27 years old and every day thereafter. I think because of that, I have a real love for it.

JH: You've said the Andre Agassi College Prep Academy is your life's work. For someone that hated school about as much as he did tennis, how did you come to decide education was going to be your philanthropic focus?

AA: I felt the result of lack of education in my life. With no education, I had no choices. Without that, you find yourself in a life that's not yours. It felt like a crime to me -- to see these kids out there in a broken educational system.

These children without education have no hope or options. Without options, they have no hope -- that's a pretty horrifying thought as to where they would end up. My lack of education led to a lack of choices. I wanted to provide them with a life of their choosing.

JH: This past June, you had the first class graduate. What did that feel like? What is your hope for these kids?

AA: It feels better than anything I've ever accomplished on a tennis court. My hope is they go away to college and they find themselves in a life they want to be in and have committed to. I hope they come back to their community and give back to the next generation, connect, be grateful, have empathy and make a difference.

JH: You dedicate part of the book to your own children, Jaden and Jaz. When they're old enough, what do you hope they gain from reading Open?

AA: People make mistakes. The power of tomorrow is what I want them to feel. I want them to feel like they can take ownership of their life at any juncture in their life. I want them to feel that empowerment. I want them to know that any point in our life can be a turning point -- it can be our darkest or our finest. It's up to us to what we do with it.

JH: Now that you've gone through the process of looking back at your life, telling your story through Open, what do you know for sure?

AA: I know for sure that there's pain in life. We have to fight through our pain and find a way to get through it. Life is about fighting through that pain and, when you can, easing the pain of others.

Police: Rescue of kidnapped girl a 'Christmas miracle'

A kidnapped girl was rescued on Christmas Day after a dramatic police chase on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona.

Police said a stranger pulled 5-year Natalie Rose Flores into his pickup truck at an apartment complex and took off with her at about 2:15 p.m., after which police issued an Amber Alert.

At about 9:30 p.m., officers spotted the suspect's vehicle in another part of town, CNN- affiliate KTVK reported. A police chase ended in the suspect's capture.

"We have had our Christmas miracle," Phoenix Police Sgt. Andy Hill, said after the rescue.

Video: Disney Christmas parade 2009, movie marathons

Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa and Nick Cannon host "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" (ABC at 10 a.m.), with performances from the Mouse House's stars such as the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. Other singers include Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Anika Noni Rose and Kris Allen.

On Christmas, some networks run marathons; others favor Burn-Off Theater. Such as Fox, which runs four new episodes of the Brad Garrett/Joely Fisher sitcom " 'Til Death" starting at 8 p.m. In the first segment, Eddie and Joy decide to try to live a complaint-free life, while Kenny freaks out parents (but wows their kids) when he works as a mall Santa.

FX shows three movies in a row that prove how family can drive anyone mad, whether it's leaving you by yourself to fend off burglars ("Home Alone" at 7:30), decorating the house too brightly ("Deck the Halls" at 9:30) or hating the person you bring home for the holidays ("The Family Stone" at 11:30).

New series "Daycare Divas" (at 10) premieres on TLC, as best friends Leslie and Christine start a business in New York for a dozen rambunctious toddlers.

"Independent Lens" (WETA at 9) features "Between the Folds," which profiles various origami artists, including a former sculptor who makes caricatures, and one person who chose folding paper full time instead of pursuing a career in physics.

As for networks that go the marathon route this Christmas, here are some worth watching:

Repeated showings of Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (at 6:30 a.m.) kick off the day on AMC.

Spike TV stays in the holiday spirit, sort of, by showing "Bad Santa" -- starring Billy Bob Thornton and Lauren Graham -- over and over, starting at 9 a.m.

Hear "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" repeatedly on "Dirty Dancing" (TV Guide), as the film airs from noon until midnight.

Booth and Brennan banter through eight hours of "Bones" (at noon), starting with six episodes from Season 2 and ending with the team investigating the murder of a mall Santa.

TLC spends the day with a few bridezillas on "Say Yes to the Dress" (at 5 p.m.), all of whom slowly but surely drive the shop owners crazy. 

Walmart Christmas Hours 2009 : Is Walmart Stores Open on Christmas Day December -25- 2009

Walmart Christmas Hours 2009 : Is Walmart Stores Open on Christmas Day December 25, 2009? According to reports several major retailers like Walmart, Target and Best Buy have all closed their doors forChristmas Day 2009, but they will reopen in the morning on Saturday, December 26, 2009.

Walmart stores close at 8:00 PM on Christmas Eve. They will remain closed all day on Christmas, and re-open on December 26th. You can head over to see your store’s flyer and see exactly when your location re-opens the day after Christmas.

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Brooke Mueller was reportedly legally drunk when she called 911 Christmas morning

Law enforcement sources have told website that Charlie Sheen’s wife Brooke Mueller was legally drunk when she called 911 at 8:34 this morning, a call which led to the arrest of Sheen. According to the source, Sheen registered a buzzin’ .04 but Brooke was Hasselhoff the charts with a .13!
Also, Brooke reportedly recanted her testimony just before Charlie’s bail hearing, admitting she was drunk at the time of the call. Officials tell the site that they plan on still pursuing the case for now.
Oh, and another tidbit of info – the lean mean fightin’ Charlie Sheen has hired big-gun Colorado lawyer Richard Cummins for his defense.
This story just gets wackier and wackier! I’m reminded of the time Tiger Woods drove his Cadillac escalade into a neighbor’s tree. Anyone remember that? Now we just need some mistresses to start falling out of this new tree. It’s Charlie Sheen! they’ve got to be out there!

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Charlie Sheen Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

American actor Charlie Sheen also known as Carlos Irwin Estevez has been arrested on Friday December 25th, 2009 on Christmas day for domestic violence charges against his wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen, Colorado. His wife Brooke Mueller called a 911 claim to she has assaulted by him.
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Mueller wasn’t injured but she was legally drunk at the time when she call to 911, but after she was not taken to the hospital. Charlie Sheen was arrested at 8:30AM on charges of second degree felony menacing and criminal mischief.
The 44-years-old sheen was in the Pitkin County Jail, but after day Brooke Mueller was released the posting $8,500 bail. According to the report, Charlie told law enforcement that Brooke was the assailant and he was just fending her off. Police said the charges are coupled with a domestic violence component.
Charlie Sheen and Mueller was married last year 2008. Mueller is the third wife of Sheen and mother of two children, both daughters, with actress Denise Richards who filed for divorce in 2005. Charlie Sheen has appeared in dozens of motion pictures and TV series

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The star — whose real name is Carlos Estevez — was arrested on Christmas day at approximately 11:20 AM on domestic violence charges, authorities told NBC News.
Actor Charlie Sheen stars in the TV show "Two and a Half Men."
“Carlos Irwin Estevez, also known as the actor Charles I. Sheen, was brought to the Pitkin County Colorado Jail for booking and incarceration following his arrest by the Aspen Police Department,” Pitkin County Sheriffs Office patrol director Jeff Lumsden said in a statement. “Estevez had been arrested for Second Degree Assault, a class four felony, Menacing, a class five felony and Criminal Mischief, a class one misdemeanor. All charges are coupled with a domestic violence component.”

Sheen appears to still be in jail at this time.

“Mr. Estevez has a total bond amount of $8,500. As with all domestic violence cases, Mr. Estevez will remain incarcerated at the jail until his case undergoes its initial judicial review,” Lumsden continued.

A rep for Sheen told Access Hollywood on Friday that people should wait for the facts to come out.

“Do not be mislead by appearance,” the rep said. “Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”

According to Radar Online, the “Two and a Half Men” star’s arrest and charges followed a “scuffle” with his wife, Brooke Mueller.

Doctor Who End of Time Torrent (Video)

For all you Doctor Who fans out there, the BBC America will be showing the Doctor Who End of Time Torrent, this years Christmas episode, tomorrow at 9pm.
It is a two part Doctor Who special, which was scheduled to be shown on BBC One on 25th December 2009, and the 1st of January 2010, in the UK.
It is the the first time since the revival of the series way back in 2o05 that both episodes will be under the same title, followed by “Part One”, and “Part Two.”
This will show as the last story for David Tennant as the tenth Doctor, before the change of his character onto the eleventh incarnation played by actor Matt Smith.
This will also be the last story written by Russell T Davies, who has also served as the series executive producer and chief writer since the return of the series in 2005.

Steven Moffat, will serve as the executive producer and showrunner, for the new series.

Throughout series 4 Bernard Cribbins, played Wilfred Mott, the grandfather of Donna Noble, will return as a companion to the Doctor, in the two part story, he is best remembered for featuring in the story “Voyage of the Damned.”
This special will also feature some special returns by some favourite actors, such as Catherine Tate, John Simm, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Jessica Hynes, Russell Tovey, Jacqueline King, John Barrowman, and Elizabeth Sladen.
So don’t forget to turn to the BBC America to see the next installment for the Doctor!

A glow, and then smoke: Passengers help foil attempted terror attack on Detroit-bound flight

An attempted terrorist attack on a Christmas Day flight began with a pop and a puff of smoke — sending passengers scrambling to subdue a man who claimed to be acting on orders from al-Qaida, officials and travelers said.

The commotion began as Northwest Airlines Flight 253, carrying 278 passengers and 11 crew members from Amsterdam, prepared to land in Detroit. Travelers said they smelled smoke, saw a glow, and heard what sounded like firecrackers. At least one person climbed over others and jumped on the man.

"It sounded like a firecracker in a pillowcase," said Peter Smith, a passenger from the Netherlands. "First there was a pop, and then (there) was smoke."

Smith said one passenger, sitting opposite the man, climbed over passengers, went across the aisle and tried to restrain the man. The heroic passenger appeared to have been burned.

Afterward, the suspect was taken to a front-row seat with his pants cut off and his legs burned. Multiple law enforcement officials also said the man appeared badly burned on his legs, indicating the explosive was strapped there. The components were apparently mixed in-flight and included a powdery substance, multiple law enforcement and counterterrorism officials said.

The White House said it believed it was an attempted act of terrorism and stricter security measures were quickly imposed on airline travel. The incident was reminiscent of Richard Reid, who tried to destroy a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001 with explosives hidden in his shoes, but was subdued by other passengers.

Multiple law enforcement officials identified the suspect in Friday's attempted attack as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab. He was described as a Nigerian who had originally flown from his home country.

One law enforcement official said the man claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil, but other law enforcement officials cautioned that such claims could not be verified immediately, and said the man may have been acting independently — inspired but not specifically trained or ordered by terror groups.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was continuing.

The man was being questioned Friday evening. An intelligence official said he was being held and treated in an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital. The hospital said one passenger from the flight was taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, but referred all inquiries to the FBI.

Melinda Dennis, who was seated in the front row of the plane, said the man involved was brought to the front row and seated near her. She said his legs appeared to be badly burned and his pants were cut off. She said he was taken off the plane handcuffed to a stretcher.

One law enforcement official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said Mutallab's name had surfaced earlier on at least one U.S. intelligence database, but not to the extent that he was placed on a watch list or a no-fly list.

The flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit, said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., the ranking GOP member of the House Homeland Security Committee. A spokeswoman for police at the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam declined comment about the case or about security procedures at the airport for Flight 253.

A spokesman for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Akin Olunkunle, said all passengers and their luggage are screened before boarding international flights. He also said the airport in Lagos cleared a U.S. Transportation Security Administration audit in November.

Delta Air Lines Inc., which acquired Northwest last year, said a passenger caused a disturbance, was subdued, and the crew requested that law enforcement officials meet the flight.

Passenger Syed Jafri, a U.S. citizen who had flown from the United Arab Emirates, said the incident occurred during the plane's descent. Jafri said he was seated three rows behind the passenger and said he saw a glow, and noticed a smoke smell. Then, he said, "a young man behind me jumped on him."

"Next thing you know, there was a lot of panic," he said.

Federal officials said there would be heightened security for both domestic and international flights at airports across the country, but the intensified levels would likely be "layered," differing from location to location depending on alerts, security concerns and other factors.

Passengers can expect to see heightened screening, more bomb-sniffing dog and officer units and behavioral-detection specialists at some airports, but there will also be unspecified less visible precautions as well, officials said.

The FBI and the Homeland Security Department issued an intelligence note on Nov. 20 about the threat picture for the holiday season, which was obtained by The Associated Press. At the time, officials said they had no specific information about attack plans by al-Qaida or other terrorist groups.

President Barack Obama was notified of the incident and discussed it with security officials, the White House said. Officials said he is monitoring the situation and receiving regular updates from his vacation spot in Hawaii.