Monday, February 4, 2013
"So Ahmadinejad wants to be first Iranian in space – wasn't he just there last week?" McCain said in a tweet that also linked to a story about Iran launchinga monkey into space. Some didn't take so kindly to the not-so-diplomatic quip, prompting McCain, 76, to respond: "Re: Iran space tweet – lighten up folks, can't everyone take a joke?"
Seeing that, Michigan congressman Rep. Justin Amash, 32, shot back. "Maybe you should wisen up& not make racist jokes," Amash tweeted. It's not the first time McCain's made a joke about Iran that landed him in some hot water. During his run for president in 2007, McCain sang about bombing the country.
As if we didn't already know John McCain wasn't isht, he goes and says stuff like this. SMH.
The 29-year-old told cops: "I was at my house waiting for my girlfriend to call. I told myself that if she didn't call me I was going to to next door and mess with the neighbour's horse."
After describing in detail his sexual escapade, Mendoza stunned officers in Wharton County, Texas,by claiming he was trying to impregnate the animal.
He said: "I was trying to make the horse have a baby. I was thinking it would have a horse-man baby."
Mendoza later pleaded guilty to public lewdness and criminal trespass and was sentenced to four months in jail.
LMFAO @ "horse-man baby"!
What's worse is that if horse cooch is a viable substitute for his girlfriend, then that says a lot about her vajayjay…
Pussy Riot band members are serving a two-year sentence after protesting against Russian President Putin in a Russian Orthodox cathedral.
Afghanistan's girl band, 'Burka Band' have never performed in their own country for fear of reprisals from religious fanatics.
Even in the land of the free, the Dixie Chicks received death threats in 2003 for exercising their rights under the First Amendment to protest against the Iraq war.
And then there's Japan, where female pop singers end up looking like Fantine from Les Mis for the crime of having sex.
Singer and actress Minami Minegishi, a founding member of the Japanese pop sensation AKB48, shaved her head as self-punishment and a symbol of her shame and guilt after she had sex with her boyfriend.
She then tearfully begged for forgiveness for being 'thoughtless and immature' in a video released on the band's YouTube channel. The gut-wrenching video was viewed over 7.3 million times before it was removed.
'I don't believe just doing this means I can be forgiven for what I did, but the first thing I thought was that I don't want to quit AKB48,' she said in her recorded message.
The band's management have demoted the star to a trainee team of AKB48 as punishment 'for causing a nuisance to the fans' by having sex. And it wasn't even newsworthy sex.
She didn't bang half the Yomiuri Giants baseball team. Nor did she do the deed in some exotic locale in public view. She spent the night with her boyfriend in his apartment and was photographed leaving his place.
What's so terrible about a 20 year old woman having consensual sex? In Japan, pop singers are required to project an image of both overt sexuality and virginal innocence and cuteness, known as 'kawaii'.
The cardinal rule for the 90 young women in AKB48 is that boys are off limits. They can perform soft-porn scenes - such as a commercial where they pass candy from mouth to mouth while decked out as schoolgirls - but they must also remain virginal.
It's worth remembering that the obsession with the purity and virginity of young women isn't confined to Japan. It wasn't so long ago that the western world was pre-occupied with Britney Spear's virginity and quite a fuss was made of her Rolling Stone cover, where she posed in a bra and undies while talking on the phone clutching a Tellytubby.
And the film clip for her debut hit Baby One More Time where she dressed as a virginal vamp, oozing sexuality from her skimpy school uniform, can only be described as a Western version of kawaii.
At a 2002 press conference for her movie Crossroads, the then 21 year old was still being asked about her virginity. 'How do you feel about the constant speculation about your virginity?' one reporter asked.
When Spears dodged the question the reporter followed up with, 'Have there been any changes on that front?'.
And how did things turn out for Britney? Oh that's right, she shaved her head.
It may not have been an act of contrition the same as Minami Minegishi or have the same cultural meaning, but the world has done its best to heap shame and guilt onto Britney when we could no longer pretend she was simply a sexual fantasy, but a real, live flesh and blood woman.
When her sexuality couldn't be contained within the standard packaging - Lolita or, later, sex goddess - she was portrayed as a disgraced, Fallen Woman like Minami Minegishi has now become in Japan.
Of course, continuing with the standard script, there aren't any Fallen Men in these stories. Just as Justin Timberlake and Britney's other male sexual partners escaped public scrutiny over their sexual practices, there has been no word of Minegishi's boyfriend Alan Shirahama - also a member of a pop band -shaving his head, tearfully apologising or being demoted.
The Muppets are planning to dominate the big screen again with a 1960s-style comedy caper starring Ricky Gervais and Tina Fey, director James Bobin said.
The Muppets ... Again! will follow the Muppets cast - including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy - as they take their show on a world tour only to be unwittingly ensnared in an international theft scheme perpetrated by villain Constantine, who looks identical to Kermit.
Gervais plays the sidekick to villain Constantine, while Fey takes on the role of prison guard Nadya.
Modern Family actor Ty Burrell will play an Interpol agent. The film will pay homage to the 1960s comedy sleuthing Pink Panther movies, starring British comedian Peter Sellers.
''It's a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the '60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog - no panthers, even pink ones - along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs,'' Bobin said in a statement.
Bobin made his directorial feature film debut with 2011's The Muppets, starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams, which revived pop culture interest in the puppet characters first created by Jim Henson in the 1950s.
Gervais, creator of the international TV series The Office, Fey, creator of the NBC comedy 30 Rock and Burrell, star of ABC's Modern Family, have all won Emmy awards.
Bret Mckenzie who won an Oscar for his song Man or Muppet is working on the music for the new film.
Hollywood studio Walt Disney said The Muppets ... Again!, a follow-up to The Muppets, is set to be released in theatres on March 21, 2014.
The film will be shot on location in Los Angeles and London at the renowned Pinewood Studios, home to the James Bond films.
Sylvester Stallone says that despite his Rambo image and new shoot-em-up film Bullet to the Head, he's in favour of new gun control legislation in the United States.
Stallone supported the 1994 Brady bill that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated.
"I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.' Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you're carrying out an assault. ... You can't hunt with it. ... Who's going to attack your house, a (expletive) army?"
The 66-year-old actor, writer and director said he also hopes for an additional focus on mental health to prevent future mass shootings.
"It's unbelievably horrible, what's happened. I think the biggest problem, seriously, is not so much guns. It's that every one of these people that have done these things in the past 30 years are friggin' crazy. Really crazy! And that's where we've dropped the ball: mental health," he said. "That to me is our biggest problem in the future, is insanity coupled with isolation."
Stallone is now in production on his next project, pairing up with the former Raging Bull Robert De Niro for Grudge Match, about two ageing boxers.
"People think it's going to be some geezer brawl. Really? OK, they're in for a surprise. I'm telling you. I've been working on the fight, the choreography. He's taking it deadly serious. Because no one wants to be shown up," Stallone said of De Niro. "It's going to be like a Rocky fight. This will be Rocky 7, with me fighting - with Rocky fighting the Raging Bull."
In a telephone chat with DailyPost, ANP General Secretary, Jessica Elvis while congratulating the Super Eagles for flying over the Ivorians said they have not forgotten their promise.
Her words: "We are really happy for the sweet victory over Drogba and co. Our free sex promise contributed massively to this victory and I must thank my members for this decision.
Speaking further, a visibly elated Elvis said:
"Our target is not to get to the semi final or the final, all we want is the cup and with the usual supportof ANP, Super Eagles must fly," she said.
"We are making plans to send more ANP members to South Africa to support the Eagles for the next match," she added.
Asked if there would be free sex for the victory over Ivory Coast, Jessica after a long laughter said: "Ashawo, come f'**k, na gold we talk no be semi final.
"Seriously we are ready to declare one week of free sex if they get the gold," she assured.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated the Elephants of Ivory Coast in a quarter-final encounter that was played this afternoon in South Africa, with Mba scoring a brilliant winning goal.
Showing off the car on her blogsite, she words were:
"Wharrahell…decided to spoil myself..Haha! Bought myself the 2011 Infiniti FX 35 – the premium package. Got it on Friday for 8 million naira. Call me Linda 'Chopping Life' Ikeji. Lol
"My sisters wanted me to get a Range but I've always loved this SUV and now I own one! Amazing stuff!!!
"Posing with my two rides, the 2011 Infiniti FX 35 and my 2008 Toyota Camry.
"I put this up for two reasons :
1. To show off of course…why else? Lol
And 2, to encourage other ladies out there to keep working hard and keep believing in themselves. You don't need any aristo to give you anything…any woman with will and drive cancan give herself anything she wants!
"By this time two years ago, I didn't have much…but I never stopped believing in myself and I never stopped working hard. I can't even begin to count how many businesses I put my hands into before one paid off – Blogging! I told myself that I will make it in this life one day as my own woman and on my own terms, that no man will ever take away my dignity…and I did it.
So can you! Yes, you! You have the power!
"This is probably a good time to say this … I'm starting a youth empowerment programme called I'd rather be SELF MADE , but I will tell y'all more about it later.
"Lastly, if you've ever opened this blog to read its content, thank you! You can't begin to imagine how much you've changed my life! Kisses!!!"
I personally feel inspired too. But not everyone will buy their S.U.V from blogging o! Na hardwork!
Beyonce's baby girl is finding her voice! Speaking with the NFL Network's Super Bowl Live show, the half-time show singer, 31, revealed a major milestonefor daughter Blue Ivy , nearly 13 months old. "She's starting to talk," Beyonce gushed after noting that seeing Blue's face in the morning is "the best thing inthe world . . . It's just such a beautiful time in my life to have a child and every day see something new and see her learn something new."
And Beyonce has the perfect partner at her side as Blue Ivy grows up, she said. "My husband is incredible," she said of husband Jay-Z, 43. "He's so supportive." Following in the footsteps of Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and other greats to put on Sunday's half time show in New Orleans, Beyonce's much-anticipated, post-Inauguration show is "the highlight of a career," she admitted during the interview. "I just can't imagine how I'm really gonna feel [in the stadium]." Lessons from her predecessors? "Just have fun!"
Singer is no stranger to the world of fashion, but designing the costumes for a style icon like Beyonce to perform at one of the year's most widely viewed sporting events is a completely different situation for him.
Singer has worked with the singer, songwriter, and actress over the years, and presented story boards from his fall 2013 collection to Beyonce's stylists Raquel Smith and Ty Hunter right after Thanksgiving. The concept perfectly captured the diva's vision for her Super Bowl XLVII performance.
After receiving the assignment, Knowles and Singer set forth on an accelerated collaborative process in early December. Over the next two months there were no less than five fittings and well over 200 manhours with a team of 14 dedicated to creating the final look at the designer's New York City atelier. One full week leading up to the event in daily dress rehearsals at the New Orleans Superdome was also required to make sure everything was perfect for thebig night.
The stage costumes are based on Singer's upcomingfall 2013 collection entitled "Valkyrie's Dominion". In Norse mythology a Valkyrie is a female figure whodecides which soldiers die in battle and which live.
Other points of inspiration come from the striking images of late 70s/early 80s Helmut Newton and the play on masculine/feminine associated with 1930s film actress Marlene Dietrich .
The performance's opening look, set to the hit song "Crazy in Love," consisted of two pieces: a black leather cropped motorcycle jacket with exaggerated shoulders and an asymmetrical collar with dramatic "winged" cuffs were paired with a micro-mini asymmetrical wrap skirt in "liquid nylon" (made of nylon, metal, silk and plastic) which Singer exclusively created.
Later in the performance, after removing the motorcycle jacket, Knowles wore a black leather body suit reminiscent of warrior armor. Strips of engineered python, paneled iguana and trapunto/pick stitched leather were sewn together incontrast to the flounce skirt and insets of delicate black Chantilly lace in areas where skin can be seen. This item proved to be incredibly challenging as it not only needed to be dramatic but had to withstandthe rigorous dance moves required for the performance.
"This piece is truly couture in every way," said Singer when describing the process. "My seamstresses were assembling all of the leather andexotic skins individually by hand. All of the pieces were separate details that were all constructed on her body. We had to make the body suit have a tremendous range of motion and flexibility. Beyonce is such a fierce and intense performer we could not have the outfit constrict her in any way."
In addition to Beyonce's costumes, Singer created the costume for former Destiny's Child band mate Michelle Williams as well as the jackets for the show's 120 backup dancers.
Singer will present his fall/winter 2013 collection at his atelier during New York City's Fashion Week fromFebruary 12 - 13 by appointment only.
Last year, the popular Fuji musician was involved in a dirty lover snatching scandal when he impregnated and secretly married the niece of his former wife, a socialite identified as Titi Masha.
It was a tough call for the musician but he later came open to admit that she is now his third wife.
To cut the long story short, Titi Masha put to bed in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday the 2nd of February 2013. She gave birth to a bouncing baby girl .
The excited mother of one is said to be doing well withher baby girl.
Titi Masha is the third wife of Wasiu Ayinde.
The self-proclaimed Fuji leader has a wife named Wendy in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
As at the time of this report, the musician is in Toronto, ON, Canada.
He is set to travel to Chicago this week to see his new baby girl.
Congrats to her.
Ironically, he was one of the early callers to the church the next morning, and joined in raining curses on the perpetrators of the crime. Parading the suspects yesterday, at the police headquarters in Lokoja, the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Musa Katsina, described the arrested suspects as a sledgehammer robbery gang.
He said that the youth leader, " who led the robberyoperation was seen the following morning, raining curses on the robbers and even invokingHoly Ghost fire on them, and now, the Holy Ghost fire has caught up with him. "
He said that the gang made up of bricklayers and block moulders specialize in breaking into shops and private residences, carting away goods and money. The Commissioner stated that the suspects were armed with guns and other dangerous weapons duringtheir operations He said that they normally disguise ascasual labourers going around residences and shops insearch of potential victims.
The police boss said the mother of the gang leader is a chorister in the same church. Answering reporters' questions, the arrested youth leader confessed that he played the born-again youth leader in the day, and armed robber at night .
He confessed that he has led 27 robberies within Okene and Lokoja as well as Adavi local government areas. The Assistant Pastor of the church, Pastor Aloysius Momoh, who expressed surprise at the youth leader's involvement in the crime, said that the churchwent into seven-day prayer and fasting shortly after the church was robbed, and God warned those behind the dastardly act to repent between May and December, last year, or be disgraced One of the victims, Paul Ikunagus, said over N2 million cash was stolen from his shop while one of them said he lost N5.8 million to the robbers who invaded his shop last December.
All the victims commended the police in the state under the leadership of Musa Katsina for bringing the elusive gang members to book. Items recovered from the suspects included onelocally made gun, a jerk knife, two big hammers, handsets and clothes.