"...Pattinson and Stewarts's on-screen chemistry was bursting with bloody - thirsting big smirk that was too draining to thirst as if the 2 hours was dodging for about 30 minutes…. amorously fascinating!!!”
"...Pattinson and Stewarts's on-screen chemistry was bursting with bloody - thirsting big smirk that was too draining to thirst as if the 2 hours was dodging for about 30 minutes…. amorously fascinating!!!”
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NO DOUBT, this new installment of THE BATMAN is one of a kind,. The script, the characters, the sequence, the action-packed drama is a legend,.
Heath Ledger stole most of the scenes,. Downright evil, fraudulent, insane, psychotic, petrifying. More creepy than humorous, he shows audiences the Joker is unquestionably Batman's most wicked foe and his perfect archenemy,. He deserves an OSCAR.
This film is the darkest Batman, the cinematography, the action, the thrill, as well as one of the darkest, vicious and attention-grabbing films, ever ended.
Movie Rating: 5/5stars
Mon Jul 14, 1:32 AM ET
SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian woman described as the world's oldest Internet blogger has died at the age of 108 after posting a final message about singing "a happy song" in her nursing home.
Olive Riley "passed away peacefully on July 12 and will be mourned by thousands of Internet friends and hundreds of descendants and other relatives," a note on her website said.
Riley had posted more than 70 entries on her blog from Woy Woy on the east coast since February last year, sharing her thoughts on modern life and her experiences living through the entire 20th century.
Born in the outback town ofon October 20 1899, she lived through two world wars and raised three children while doing various jobs, including ranch cook and barmaid.
In her final post on June 26, she wrote: "I can't believe I've been here in this nursing home for more than a week.
"How the days have flown, even though I've been in bed most of the time. I still feel weak, and can't shake off that bad cough.
"Penny, who's in the next bed to mine, had a visit one day this week from her daughter, who's a professional singer. Guess what happened! She and I sang a happy song, as I do every day, and before long we were joined by several nurses, who sang along too. It was quite a concert!"
Riley's blog, initially on www.allaboutolive.com.au and more recently at http://worldsoldestblogger.blogspot.com, was "mind-blowing to her," her great grandson Darren Stone said.
"She had people communicating with her from as far away as Russia and America on a continual basis, not just once in a while," he told the national AAP news agency.
"She enjoyed the notoriety -- it kept her mind fresh."
- PARIS (AP) — They are the ultimate million-dollar babes. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's new twins, a girl and a boy born by Caesarean section on Saturday, are barely a few hours old but already their first photos are worth a fortune.
A million dollars, two, five, 10 even 20 million? Exactly how much the first "official" snaps will be sold for is not clear. But the figures being bandied about make the eyes pop.
Nice Matin, the hometown daily in the Riviera city in the south of France where Jolie gave birth, put the twins' worth at more than $11 million. It first broke news of the birth and reported Sunday that the couple have sold the rights for the first photo of their newly enlarged family to a U.S. publication, which it did not name, and that the proceeds would go to charity.
"I've never known a set of pictures to be worth this amount of money," said Darryn Lyons, owner of Big Pictures, a celebrity photo agency in London. He estimated that the twins' official photos will be worth between $15 million and $20 million.
The only other photos that "would possibly come that close is Britney Spears giving birth to an alien," he said.
Veteran London-based celebrity publicist Max Clifford estimated that the first photos could fetch 10 million pounds — roughly $20 million — "which would make it the biggest baby deal ever."
"These kind of pictures sell lots of magazines," he said. "It's a 10-million-pound gamble as to whether the ends justify the means. But obviously it's a very calculated risk because whoever lands the photos will have a lot of experience with the popularity of mum and dad."
Cue the paparazzi. They've been camped in Nice since shortly after Jolie's admission to the Lenval hospital there at the end of June, hoping for possibly lucrative pictures of the glamourous Hollywood couple. For them, the Brangelina twins are the biggest story of the year.
Never mind that Jolie was ensconced on the fifth floor in a section of the maternity ward that has been security-enhanced, that she was staying out of sight behind the mirrored blue windows, and that the hospital said that it had put up a special material on the windows of the couple's room that prevents telephoto lenses from peering through.
Paparazzi still had hopes that they would get a valuable shot of Jolie — either as an expectant or brand-new mother. And Pitt made an attainable target: he was photographed coming and going from the hospital with some of the couple's four other children.
Clifford said he didn't think that paparazzi will be able to get any candid shots of the babies and, if they do, he didn't think they will have much impact on the value of the official photos.
"If there are sneak shots, they're not going to be anything like the posed ones," he said. "All it does is whet the appetite of those who want to see real quality pictures."
Lyons of Big Pictures also did not think paparazzi will get candid shots.
"There's always a chance in this business. It's down to who is good at what they do," he said. "If you were to get a paparazzi set of photos you could easily buy a little island to live on for the rest of your life."
"Certainly, the feeding frenzy just goes to show that people talk about the celebrity-obsessed world we live in. If publishers are willing to pay up to 15 million, there are obviously plenty of people wanting to see them."
"In the celebrity world, it seems to be the double second coming," he added.
Associated Press writers Colleen Barry in Nice, France, and Emily Ristow in London contributed to this report.
"Enormous casts ...
breath-taking actions ...
astonishing performance by the actors.
Every episode thrills and kills me...
One of the best TV Series in the world;
Need not to mention its uniqueness and distinctiveness that fetched the series more interesting and puts its audience in a very outrageous situation to think what's gonna happen if you're being L-O-ST..."
I would like to sing and dance. These are my greatest frustrations
If you have the power to solve all the problems in the country, what will you solve first?
Flit through the space continuum. Haha. Ooppss like a jumper yah know. Murder and robbery, maybe. I just hate it when one person puts justice on their own hands. So if that happens, I would love to put that justice on my own hands too. :p
Brain or beauty?
Brain. In the fast-chase time we had today, it is very important to be competent than be physically salient.
How do you spoil yourself?
Watch a movie then stay in the cinema for more than 4 hours. Funny ayt?!
What was your pet name when you were young?
Chippy. That's my pet name. I and my family cried for her lose.
Will you spy on your partner?
Maybe. When necessary. :-D
How do you deal with your enemies?
If you can’t beat them, have friends with them. Plastikan na ‘to!! .
The most challenging episode in your life so far?
Everyday has been so challenging. If you miss it, you’ll mess up.
What is your favorite expression?
If you were to be born again with a Siamese twin, who would be your twin? Why?
Oh that’s sad. :-(
What is your idea of a romantic date?
Walking by the seashore or sitting by the beach watching the sunset.
The softest part of your body?
My heart! My heart melts easily.
If you were a Superman, who is your Superwoman?
Kate Bosworth?! too oldy. Ok let’s try Vanessa Hudgens.
Your most embarrassing moment?
I got my hosting stints of a singing competition then say it like a beauty title. That’s disgusting!
- Boy Abunda/Philstar
“There are 3 million ways to say
what “happened in VEGAS”
That reminding us to get married on the wrong person we could envision but ended up with that person we hardly could imagined…”
Should be break the rule: What Happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?
Movie Rating: 4.6/5 stars
Wanna do anything to have everything?!
Money, job, sex, friends? Name it.
The movie strike a chord that one can't have everything at one shot
strike chances one at a time, exceptionally gifted or not.
But taking risks is not that too uncertain.
Taking lesson: How to follow all the "rules" and end up with zero
Movie Rating: 4.5/5 stars
They used to think that I’m kinda "suplado" but afterwards they second-hand to say that I’m not the one they used to think.
The Pope is having dinner at your place, what would you cook for him?
All of my favorite Pinoy foods like steamed crab with hot and spicy sauce.
When was the last time you flirted with someone?
I don’t flirt with someone.
How much time do you spend in the bathroom?
More than 20 minutes daytime, at least 15 minutes night time.
The person you would like to see as President of the
Myself, he, he, he.
What would you do if an indecent proposal comes your way?
Next question please? :-D
You have two choices for a lifetime partner: Ellen de Generes or Michael Jackson. Who would you pick and why?
None. Why?! I really don’t discern them personally in the first place.
What is your greatest achievement?
I got my hosting stints at the age of 19. Though I received negative comments thru it but in my life I really didn’t expect these to happen, dream to become a host.
The worst thing you did for love? The best?
The worst —aggressiveness, lost myself and my worth. The best — forgiveness
How do you release your anger?
Killing time through FORUMING.
If you could be someone for a day, who would you be? Why?
Bob Marley – I really appreciate his desire to express freedom through MUSIC. His own compositions that touched every one’s heart and soul.
If you were to have the body of someone whose body would it be?
Brad Pitt — internationally acclaimed one of greatest actor, sexy to say and fit and he has Angelina Jolie.
What is the biggest misconception about you?
Of being a suplado.
What makes you happy?
The most beautiful person you have met?
ChinChin Gutierrez - Spiritually and Physically
What is your early morning ritual?
Coffee – hilamos - foruming
The biggest challenge you had to face?
Creating my identity — not necessarily to be recognized for my achievements
This is your last night in the world, who do you want to spend it with?
If you can plan your death, how would it be?
Oh, DEATH is one of my greatest FEARS. I can’t plan for my death.
The best book you’ve read?
QUESTIONS: Young People Ask. Great BOOKlet to read for TEENS.
If you were to confess only one sin to God, what would it be?
The Third Commandment — at one point I failed to attend masses every Sunday.
If you have to eliminate one emotion in your life, what would it be?
What is the food that is always found in your fridge?
What is your idea of perfect relaxation?
On the beach, scorching under the sun. I spent half of my childhood at the beach. BEACH is like my buddy.
What would you want to hear from your guardian angel now?
Just be yourself. I love to take care for you. I just hate to love your weaknesses.
"Oh yes, I do. For breakfast, I take oatmeal with a moderate amount of sugar with milk. For lunch, it's mixed. I take a lot of carbs because of my hectic scheds. Believe it or not but I eat a lot during dinner maybe be'coz i have my 5-minute-eat-breakfast-rule to follow every morning. I don't know why but I have a good appetite at night and it must be because that's when you feel tired and hungry after a hard day's work."
Photo: Zac Efron
Do you take snacks in-between?
"Yah. Junk-foods and mango shakes. Smells bad?"
Food that you crave for all the time.
"Chicken and Crabs, fatty foods but sometimes I can't avoid it."
"Mango and smelly-durian, "
"I love vegetables! All kinds."Hard drinks?
"Hmm, not really into these.."
Do you smoke?
"As i hate to see people smoking, NO!"
Have you done drugs?
What kind of workout do you do?
"Just push-ups for 30 more or less, that makes thrice a week."
What's your favorite sport?
"Probably Badminton, and i used to play volleyball since i was in secondary level.....till today"The most vulnerable part?
"My lower back. That's where all the stress is stored, isn't it?"How do you deal with temptations?
"Hypothetically speaking? It depends on who's the seducer. Hahahaha!"
At what age did you lose your innocence?
"I guess when I was 19. But not being the kiss-and-tell type, I won't elaborate."
What are your interests in life?
"Music and one of my love, foruming..."
What's your outlook in life?
"I'm an optimist, although I must admit that I also sometimes worry - you know, I worry that I may not be making good use of my time; I feel that I should do more."
Are you a workaholic?
"Let's just say YES!. But when I do something, I put my heart into it."
You are not a pillow person, are you?
"Haha! I can't sleep without pillows on my feet and in-between thighs."
Do you snore?
Do you talk in your sleep?
"I don't think so. Nobody has told me that I do."
Maybe on my occiput!
Favorite part of your body?
My eyebrows. Its one of a kind. W-h-a-t? haha!
What name would you have given yourself?
Hmm, i really wanted to be called as Carlo.
How will you describe your first kiss?
That was just a quick smack.
What is your greatest fear?
Fear of the height. I'm an adventurous person but when it comes to this, i dunno but it was like my first and last footsteps eh.
Electric chair or life imprisonment?
Which part of your body would you rather not have?
My forehead. It is somewhat disgusting.
If you were a kind of food, what would you be?
3-flavored ice cream.
The most expensive item you bought for yourself?
The best place on earth?
There's no place like HOME!
If you win the lotto, the first thing you would buy?
First thing? A Chevrolet Impala
The best decision you have made? The worst?
Hmmm... I don't think I've had any best or worst.Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
None in particular.
If you have wings, where would you go?
All around the world. Europe, Africa, South America, around Asia. Everywhere.
Where are you now? Heaven, hell, limbo?
Just on earth, on the ground.
How do you deal with intrigues?
Humm, being a forumer it is somewhat too stressful but enjoyable at the same time.
A lot of people make me laugh. Lalo na on the Forum Community.
What is your favorite expression?
If you were a fictional character, who would you be? Why?
Superman? Spiderman? Either will do!
Hold your breath! Coz, again, the BAT will take YOU on his new adventure!
Adventures that no one could explain how will it ends.
Adventures that will lead you to your ultimate vista as Heath Ledger will reprise the role of the infamous, the JOKER!
Need some “jokes”?
As Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague
"As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman's presence in
Gothamactually attracts criminals to Gotham, [it] attracts lunacy. When you're dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead? That's what makes the character so dark, because he expresses a vengeful desire."
—Nolan on the theme of escalation
“You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true.”
“: At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away. “
“A couple of hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin shared with the world the secret of his success. Never leave that till tomorrow, he said, which you can do today. This is the man who discovered electricity. You think more people would listen to what he had to say. I don’t know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I’d have to say it has a lot to do with fear. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you’re wrong? What if you’re making a mistake you can’t undo? The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we hadn’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug until we can’t anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin really meant. That knowing is better than wondering, that waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure, even the worst, beat the hell out of never trying. “
“Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we’re wired that way. Because without it, I don’t know; maybe we just wouldn’t feel real. What’s that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop. “
“Intimacy is a four syllable word for, “Here’s my heart and soul, please grind them into hamburger, and enjoy.” It’s both desired, and feared. Difficult to live with, and impossible to live without. Intimacy also comes attached to the three R’s… relatives, romance, and roommates. There are some things you can’t escape. And other things you just don’t want to know.
“Pain, you just have to ride it out, hope it goes away on its own, hope the wound that caused it heals. There are no solutions, no easy answers, you just breath deep and wait for it to subside. Most of the time pain can be managed but sometimes the pain gets you where you least expect it. Hits way below the belt and doesn’t let up. Pain, you just have to fight through, because the truth is you can’t outrun it and life always makes more.”
“There’s something to be said about a glass half full. About knowing when to say when. I think it’s a floating line. A barometer of need and desire. It’s entirely up to the individual. And depends on what’s being poured. Sometimes all we want is a taste. Other times there’s no such thing as enough, the glass is bottomless. And all we want, is more. “
“Maybe we’re not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate. “
“…flit through wormholes in the time-space continuum? Dang! The movie was able to satisfy adventure-seekers for their wanderlust and appetite for adventure. Never mind Christensen. So were you at? A jumper or a clandestine? 1 2 3 let the war begin!…”
What can I say, Felice is addicted, I heard the rumble from afar and when I went to retrieve her from the bedroom, I got hooked by the show too. I guess it's just instinct, we're all judges, we want to evaluate talent...and just maybe we want to be a member of the club. American Idol has the highest ratings of any weekly series, it's the most talked about show, its stars go on to have hit records...
Well, not so much anymore. Sure, Kelly Clarkson had some hits, but she was the first. And "Since U Been Gone" was a product of the Max Martin machine. Carrie Underwood is a star in the country world, she's the beneficiary of the best material in Nash Vegas...
Wait a minute here... Is this two-dimensional stardom, are these performers no more than cardboard?
The classic rockers were built on their own material. There were no song doctors. It was directly from their heart to yours. And this has delivered audiences in some cases 40 years after their debut. If you're just singing someone else's song, you're driving the BMW. Someone else can get inside and take the wheel instantly. Which is what happens in the evanescent pop world. Everybody today may not be a one hit wonder, but few have more than two or three hit tracks, and almost none of these acts can do respectable live business.
And we learned that TV exposure shortens careers. That was the lesson of MTV. If you're on, you're in everybody's household for a brief window, then you're discarded like a candy wrapper, the chocolate having been savored for an instant and then forgotten.
And what about the runners-up?
Sure, Daughtry has had hits. Interesting that he's a rocker, when so many of the winners are diva-wannabes... But can you name the other contestants who almost won? How about some of those who DID win, like Fantasia and Ruben Studdard?
It's a house of cards. A TV show. And TV is the number one mass medium in the history of the world. It can sell anything. Just ask Procter & Gamble. But even TV is faltering, in this permission marketing, multi-channel, Internet world. In other words, are we just mesmerized that ANYTHING can get this many eyeballs, this much traction in today's diverse cultural landscape?
It's not like these are artists. Hell, Carly Hennessy/Smithson already failed once. These are voices, doing the best karaoke job of all time. And in many cases, not that good.
Carly Smithson murdered "Superstar" on Tuesday night. I remember when I heard the original on the radio in the spring of 1970, before Webber and Rice went all Broadway on us, when they still employed rock singers and had credibility. The track was joyous, infectious. Carly evidenced none of these attractions. There was no CONTEXT!
Simon is a star. You just wait to hear what he says. Paula rivets you because you're waiting to see if she implodes on camera. Randy is sacrificing what credibility he had for a paycheck.
But it's not like Paula and Randy can have any success off this show. No one cares. It's just about the show.
Simon's smart enough to know it's not about his fame, it's about the dough. That TV delivers momentary record sales, that he can profit from.
Is this the game you're in? Earning a golden ticket to instant fame that will be taken away from you on your way to the 7-11, transforming you from a customer to an employee?
If you want to have a long career, write your own material. Be different, not the same. And don't go on television, it will shorten your tenure.
If you can't write, if you've got nothing to say, try out for American Idol. You might get a shot at momentary fame, but that's all it is, momentary.
As for Mr. Stanley... The people watching are not KISS fans, this is not bringing in dollars to your enterprise. People lose sight of the truth. The truth is that American Idol has got nothing to do with rock and roll, nothing to do with careers. Anybody can get on television, haven't you watched Survivor, or MTV or VH1? The PROGRAM is the star, not the talent. Never forget this.
"...this is a great movie if you are in the dance scene, love to dance or can't dance but disappointingly, Channing Tatum had just appeared in a cameo role which made me felt bad. He deserves better than Robert Hoffman, I must say. Otherwise, there isn't much of a story line and the synopsis is actually very similar to the first.
Great dancing, not much else...."
GRANDMASTERSON / FORUMER
Movie Rating: 4/5 stars