Monday, December 7, 2015

Cam Newton, Panthers show their resiliency in remaining undefeated

NEW ORLEANS — Music blared so loudly from the portable speakers inside the Carolina Panthers‘ locker room Sunday night that you could barely hear running back Jonathan Stewart talk.Quote_84910_1449021257880 header-psls
But through the noise, Stewart’s message, the message of the team, was clear.
All the mistakes, dropped touchdown passes and overall sloppy play in the 41-38 victory over the New Orleans Saints need to be corrected, but that wasn’t going to spoil the accomplishment of staying undefeated.
That wasn’t going to overshadow wrapping up a third straight NFC South title.
“We’ve already moved on,” Stewart said of all the mistakes. “We’re past that. Let’s talk about relevant questions.”
When posed with a follow-up “but,” Stewart interrupted.
“Ain’t no but,” he said. “We’re trying to go 13-0 now.”
The Panthers (12-0) set an NFC record with their 16th consecutive regular-season victory. They did it by showing the resiliency that allowed them to begin the streak last season, also at the Superdome, after going two months without a victory.
Quarterback Cam Newton was a big reason the Panthers remained undefeated, throwing for 331 yards and five touchdowns, including a game-winning 15-yarder to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 remaining.
Newton could have had two more touchdowns if wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. hadn’t dropped two balls while wide open behind the secondary.
“In this game, bad plays are going to happen but what we do as a team to bounce back from them defines us,” Cotchery said. “Things are going to happen out there on the field, just like life, and it’s how you respond.
“All the guys here are enjoying the journey.”
Tight end Greg Olsen said the win showed Carolina can “win ugly.”
“For every team that looks back on a special season or a championship season, you look back, ‘Hey, that game could have gone against us. That game could have not gone our way,'” he said.
“But good teams make their own luck. Good teams respond. We couldn’t have had more negative, critical errors go against us and to still score 41 points and win the game, to me it says a lot about the guys we have.”
The league’s second-ranked defense had uncharacteristic breakdowns, giving up its most points since a 31-13 loss to Minnesota on Nov. 30, 2014.
That, by the way, was the last time Carolina lost a regular-season game.
The Panthers appeared headed for a loss in this one against the Saints. They trailed at the half, 16-13, for the first time since Week 5 against Seattle because of three turnovers and a blocked extra point returned for two points.
It didn’t look good when running back Mark Ingram ran through missed tackles for a 9-yard touchdown, giving New Orleans a a 38-34 lead with 5:27 remaining.
The situation was dire with 2:09 remaining, and the Panthers were faced with fourth-and-4 from the Saints’ 46.
That’s when Newton broke containment to the left side and started to run, then pulled up and lofted a high, wobbly pass toward Olsen, who caught it with only his fingertips between the ball and the turf.
And probably a loss.
“Granted, we didn’t make it easy on ourselves,” Olsen said.
Not easy as in eight penalties for 87 yards. Not easy as in the dropped potential touchdowns by Ginn, who also caught two touchdown passes.
Not easy as in giving up a 31-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
But at no point did anyone in a Carolina uniform think about losing. The word “losing” seems to have been eliminated from their vocabulary.
“We’ve got to learn from this,” Carolina coach Ron Rivera said. “We have to grow. We’ve got to understand that we have to take care of business.”
Resiliency was the word spoken throughout the locker room after this one. It was used most often when talking about Newton, who took more hard hits than in any game all season.
He took a particularly hard hit to his neck on the winning drive but kept on running and throwing the remainder of the drive.
“It’s a physical sport,” Newton said. “I mean, it’s not ballet.”
Ballet is a highly technical form of dance. It’s a form of art.
This was anything but.
But the Panthers weren’t focused on that. They’ll look at correcting their mistakes Monday, foregoing the typical day off after a win to study film and begin preparation for Atlanta.
For now, how they won wasn’t as important as the fact they found a way to win — again.
“A huge lift off our shoulders of finally, man, finally being on the winning end of one of these things,” cornerback Josh Norman said of the high-scoring game. “We’ve been on the losing end of these so much [in past years].
“I can’t say enough about this team, the resiliency we have. Blessings have showered down on us even when we don’t deserve it.”

Owner Jerry Richardson does his first dab after Panthers capture NFC South

NEW ORLEANS — Team owner Jerry Richardson entered the world of dabbin’ on Sunday after the Carolina Panthers ran their record to 12-0 with a 41-38 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Here’s moment captured in the locker room by the team’s official website:
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Scientists prove that double-dipping a chip is disgusting

Our greatest fears have come true. Double-dipping a chip into dip is scientifically proven to be disgusting. According to an article in Scientific American, mouth bacteria really does swirl around in salsa when someone takes a dip, takes a bite, and dips again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day 2015

-dbdefe2641baf516Veterans Day 2015 quotes and sayings: Saying thank you to the military for their service

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) watches as a joint carry team drapes an American flag over a transfer case of a recovered American World War II era aircrew during a repatriation ceremony in Subang, Malaysia, Nov. 5. (Contributed photo/Department of Defense/ U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Kardashians leave Lamar Odom in hospital as Odom remains in coma

LAS VEGAS – Members of the Kardashian family, with the exception of Lamar Odom's estranged wife Khloe, left the bedside of the stricken former NBA player on Thursday as speculation swirled that his life-threatening condition was worsening.
Odom had been visited by several members of his own family and the Kardashians at the Sunrise Hotel, around three miles from the Las Vegas Strip, as he battled for his life following a three-day binge at a Nevada brothel that included alleged use of cocaine and sexual performance supplements.
It is believed that several Kardashians left the hospital around midday on Thursday, using a delivery entrance in order to avoid television cameras that were camped out at the front and side of the facility.
There was nothing in the way of positive information regarding the 35-year-old's condition, with no update from either the family or medical staff.
, 6:39 p.m. EDT October 15, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

2015 Emmy Awards - Last Night's Highlights

2015 Emmy Awards - Last Night's Highlights


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    There’s a lot to cover from last night’s Emmys. If you weren’t watching and frantically live-tweeting like we were, the above video will catch you up on the following crucial points:
    • Jon Hamm finally won after seven years of playing Don Draper.
    • Amy Poehler made a joke out of the fact that she never managed to win for Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation.”
    • Tracy Morgan made a special appearance after last year’s serious car accident and it was seriously heartwarming.
    • Terrence Howard kissed Taraji P. Henson while they presented an award together and it sort of creeped everyone out.
    • “Game Of Thrones” won for Outstanding Drama Series, and Amy Schumer crashed their cast photo.
    The biggest news of the night was Viola Davis becoming the first black woman to win lead actress in a drama series for "How To Get Away With Murder." Her speech is worth listening to in full.
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    Her inspiring words generated a lot of discussion online - including, unfortunately, some tweets from “General Hospital” star Nancy Lee Grahn, who scoffed at Davis referencing Harriet Tubman (“its a fucking emmy for gods sake, she wasn’t digging thru a tunnel”). One now-deleted tweet said, “Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled.” (Yes, she “All Lives Mattered” this situation.)
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed At LAX For Riding "Hoverboard" "Do what you want kids."

  • I think we can all agree that Wiz Khalifa's greatest offense in this incident is looking like Wiz Khalifa. Okay, maybe not all of us. Anti-Hoverboard groups probably think this is justified as well.
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As you can see in the above video, there are about five police officers kneeling on top of Wiz Khalifa, saying "stop resisting!" as Khalifa continues, against clear instructions, to NOT RESIST!
Now, the "hoverboard" in question is really an IO Hawk, basically a segway without handlebars. They call it an "Intelligent Personal Mobility Device," and you've probably seen a few rappers and celebrities on them lately. (Plenty of Internet stars have been using a similar product called a Glidr.)
And sure, it's annoying as hell and makes you look like kind of a douche, but it's no reason to arrest someone. Plus, Khalifa might be right. Maybe we will all be riding them in six months and I'll have to eat my words.
Khalifa tweeted extensively about the incident after being released.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ghostface Responds to Action Bronson... and It's Hurtful

Throughout his career, Action Bronson has been frequently compared to Ghostface Killah of the iconic Wu-Tang Clan. His rapping, that is. He's a white guy with a huge crazy beard - no one's mixing them up on the street.

Anyway, about a month ago, Bronson went on ESPN's "SportsNation" and talked a bit about the constant comparisons. Things started off well enough - he said comparisons between rappers are inevitable, like comparing Coke to Pepsi, and pointed out that he was flattered to be mentioned alongside "one of the greats." So far, so good, A.B.!
But then things took... a turn. Responding to another anchor's praise of his own work, Bronson added "he's not rapping like this no more." It was widely seen as a diss on Tony Starks, even by the other panelists, implying that his latest releases aren't as good as his Wu-Tang work, or classic solo albums like "Supreme Clientele" and "The Pretty Toney Album." 
What? You're not intimately familiar with 2004's "Fishscale"? Literally how dare you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner are getting divorced

0630-ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-TMZ-02Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced NOT because of his drinking and gambling, but because he's become such hot property in Hollywood, she felt neglected ... so say some well-placed sources.  
There are clearly 2 views on the demise of the marriage. As we first reported, some sources with a bird's-eye view have told us Jen was fed up with Ben's booze and blackjack habits. But other sources who are also very familiar with the couple are saying when push came to shove, Jennifer made no mention of alcohol and gambling ... her beef was that Ben wasn't a "present husband."
Fact is ... Ben has had back-to-back film projects for several years, and spent much of his time out of town. The sources say Jen felt ignored and neglected, and they argued frequently over it.
These sources say this has nothing to do with Ben being a neglectful dad. Quite the opposite, they say he's a great dad who does everything he can for the kids. And, we're told, she didn't really have any beef about his parenting skills ... her  problem was with Ben as a husband.
In the end, we're told the breakup was mutual. Ben felt he was a good husband, who was juggling his career and family, but it wasn't enough for her.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

See What the Critics Are Saying About Pixar’s Inside Out


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Inside Out has eleven-year-old Riley experiencing of an array of emotions — from Joy (Amy Poehler) to Sadness (Phyllis Smith) — after leaving her Midwestern town for life in the Bay Area.
Written and directed by Pete Docter (Up), Pixar’s first release in two years is set to earn $60 million in its domestic debut, in line with other high grossing Pixar films.
Read what top critics are saying about Inside Out:
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy says the film “serves up some abstractions and flights of deconstructive fancy that will most likely go over the heads of viewers with ages in the single digits. But this adventurous outing manages the great Pixar trick of operating on two levels — captivating fun for kids, disarming smarts for adults — that sets the studio apart. Reliably big summer grosses appear in store.”
He adds, “Poehler’s energetic voicing of Joy dominates the dialogue, and quite agreeably so. All the other voice actors blend in nicely without being too eccentric — Bill Hader portrays Fear, Mindy Kaling is Disgust, Lewis Black is Anger and Smith is the unassertive but undeniable Sadness. Among the ‘real’ characters, Kaitlyn Dias plays Riley, Diane Lane is Mom and Kyle MacLachlan is Dad.”
“In a cheeky move on the part of Bay Area-based Pixar, San Francisco is, for once, portrayed in a negative light (the family’s new home is located on a cramped, dingy downtown street). As usual with the company’s fare, there are plenty of blink-and-they’re-gone jokes, including the depiction of the part of the brain that creates dreams as a movie studio.”
The New York Times A.O. Scott writes, “The achievement of Inside Out is at once subtler and more impressive. This is a movie almost entirely populated by abstract concepts moving through theoretical space. This world is both radically new — you’ve never seen anything like it — and instantly recognizable, as familiar aspects of consciousness are given shape and voice. Remember your imaginary childhood friend? Your earliest phobias? Your strangest dreams? You will, and you will also have a newly inspired understanding of how and why you remember those things. You will look at the screen and know yourself.”
Los Angeles Times’ Kenneth Turan calls it “even better, as in the best of Pixar, are thoughts and insights about the human experience. Though it doesn’t seem that way at first, the five emotions are not rivals jousting for power and control; they are united by wanting the best for Riley. And when Joy begins to understand the value and purpose of Sadness, that leads to moments no one is going to forget.”
Time‘s Mary Pols declares it “perhaps the craziest movie Pixar has ever come up with. Imagine Fellini using animation to create a narrative starring the limbic system, with diversions to the subconscious (‘where they take all the troublemakers’), treacherous trips into abstract thinking and rides on the highly erratically scheduled train of thought.” Additionally, “Riley’s mother and father have their own five-character emotion parade. It is true that Riley’s Disgust eggs on Anger, and that Joy, a bossy hedonist, would rather Sadness stay within the chalk circle she draws for her. But the emotions are all in this together, in support of Riley. One of Inside Out’s great triumphs is Joy’s dawning realization about the need for balance and the gifts that unmasked Sadness can bring, including the support of one’s loved ones.”
Chicago Tribune‘s Michael Phillips argues, “Saying Inside Out is the best Disney-Pixar picture sinceUp in 2009 says less than it should, considering the distressing if profitable recent mediocritiesCars 2 and Monsters University.” He adds “there’s a truly lovely resolution, completely trackable even for preteens, resting on the notion of mixed emotions, and the value of acknowledging life’s hardships, rather than papering them over with false good cheer. This is why Inside Out works. We feel for the girl at its center, and when things go right after going wrong, the swell of emotion is neither cheap nor bombastic.”
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The NBA Finals -Cleveland ties NBA Finals at 1-1

It’s a make or miss league, they tell us. And if you like misses, Game 2 was your sort of scene.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers stunned just about anyone who had been paying a whiff of attention to these NBA Finals, downing the 67-win Golden State Warriors in overtime to take a 1-1 series tie back to Cleveland. These NBA Finals were expected to be a one-sided affair with Cleveland working without the injured Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, and yet the Cavs rallied behind LeBron James and the indefatigable Matthew Dellavedova in order to pull out the 95-93 win.
The Warriors had to overcome an 11-point deficit with 3:13 left in the contest in order to force that overtime, with a series of calls going their way on both ends. James wowed all onlookers with a 39-point, 16-rebound and 11-assist night, but he also missed 23 of 34 shots from the field and clanged a potential game-winner in regulation. Warriors guard and NBA MVP Stephen Curry missed 18 of 23 shots while turning the ball over six times, airballing a possible go-ahead jumper in the waning seconds of overtime.
Meanwhile, Irving’s replacement – the tireless Dellavedova – clinched the game with two clutch free throws in the final seconds after securing an offensive rebound off a James Jones miss. Jones was the seventh in a seven-man rotation as Cleveland threw all that it competently had against Golden State in the win. The team made fewer than a third of its shots overall and shot exactly 33 1/3 percent from three-point land, but it also crashed toward the free-throw line and took care of the ball – the Cavs turned the ball over just 13 times in 53 minutes.
James, Dellavedova, and forward Tristan Thompson were absolute workhorses. Thompson scored just two points (after the 64 percent free-throw shooter was hacked twice intentionally, making 2 of 4 from the line), but he also expertly switched on several Warriors after screen-and-roll plays while pulling 14 rebounds – with seven coming on offense. Dellavedova, only starting because of Kyrie Irving’s kneecap fracture, missed seven of ten shots and turned the ball over six times, but he also played fantastic defense on Curry while helping to clear James for endless isolation sets on the other end.
In return, the sweet-shooting Warriors just couldn’t buy one. Credit should go to Cleveland’s active defense, but the Warriors did clang on an unending series of jump shots and made a series of poor offensive decisions from stem to bloody stern. Klay Thompson impressed by hitting four of his first five shots while working toward 34 points in 45 minutes, but the W’s turned the ball over more times than they assisted (17 to 16) and missed 27 of 35 three-pointers. GSW coach Steve Kerr limited his bench options as well, working only seven players double-figure minutes in a 53-minute contest, waiting out Curry’s bad luck streak in dancing school from long range – the MVP missed 13 of 15 from behind the arc. “Nobody is immune from a tough night,” Kerr offered following the loss, and he wouldn’t be wrong in that regard. What he would be wrong with, and he’s certain to agree, would be putting Curry in a position to succeed. The league’s MVP was forced by the Cavalier into working as an afterthought offensively, showcasing little of the derring-do that marked his team’s 80-18 start to the season. As it ran, his helpers acted as standbys rather than colleagues. Draymond Green played a good floor game defensively with four blocks, but it took until overtime for him to hit a field goal. Harrison Barnes worked a hesitant run, needing 10 shots to score 11 points, missing a makeable 17-footer late in overtime that could have sealed the deal for his team. Andre Iguodala, charged with chasing LeBron James up and down the court, could not replicate his Game 1 heroics offensively. This was Cleveland’s win, though, and not Golden State’s loss. The Warriors had their chances, to be sure, but only because a determined Cavalier squad dared them into taking them. The Cavs always seemed in control; and not for the usual, get-the-ball-to-LeBron-and-get-out-da-way, reasons. There was more movement and more action in Game 2 than in Game 1’s overtime loss, with James diving into his sets earlier in the shot clock and with screen-and-roll action clouding Golden State’s defensive approach. Somehow, 11 of Cleveland’s total of 14 assists came from James, as he lowered his shoulder and drove the Cavaliers toward the win – sitting for just 160 seconds of time in his team’s 98th game of the season. “You'd be hard pressed," Cavs coach David Blatt said following the contest,“to find a guy anywhere, anytime ‑‑ I can think of a name or two, but that's the whole history of basketball ‑‑ that can give you the kind of all‑around performance and all‑around leadership that LeBron does for his group.” Kerr concluded that “both teams defended like crazy out there,” and, again, he isn’t wrong in that summation. What seems to trick his Warriors, though, is the idea of playing from ahead. James, for all his aspirations to surround himself with fellow stars and trusted role players, relishes the idea of playing from behind, and his Cavaliers clearly thrive on the challenge. Whether it’s taking on a full-strength Bulls squad while down a starter and a half, working against a top-seeded Atlanta Hawks club, or spitting into the wind while flying out to face the NBA’s best and healthiest team in its own arena, James and limited Co. continually rise to the challenge despite those abysmal shooting marks. The Warriors get to play the same routine on the road soon, though, acting as the accidental martyr. LeBron’s Cavs have the home-court advantage in a best-of five series, now, with the pressure off of Golden State and the uniforms turning from blues and whites to yellow and yellow. Somehow, out of nowhere, the most important game of the NBA’s 223-day (and counting) season was tipped off on Matthew Dellavedova gathering an offensive rebound and James Jones working as a stretch four off of the bench. Things have gotten out of hand, and Golden State’s task is to restore order. LeBron James, the guy who just played the game of his life while still missing 23 shots, doesn’t want order to return. Orthodoxy is his enemy, and that’s what makes him so compelling.
He plays best on the edge, with nary a call to go his way, with Timofey Mozgov as his second-leading scorer. It’s clear that he’s ready to do whatever it takes to extend his franchise’s season, and it’s hard to counter that sort of determination with a few fluttery three-pointers. Golden State might win out to end these Finals, but it won’t be easy. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Star Wars Day: May the 4th Be With You |

(CNN)It's not just a pun.
"May the 4th be with you" is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, "Star Wars Day."
Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it's quite official.
So why this day, and what is there to do other than watch it trend on Twitter? (After all, it's apparently important enough to send hardcore fans into a tizzywhen they feel it's been mistreated.)
As legend has it, and according to the origin story recognized by Lucasfilm, the phrase was first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as UK prime minister. The Conservative party allegedly placed an ad in the London Evening News which read, "May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations."
It took off in the social media age (where it has become a big deal every year) and finally expanded to real-life with events in Toronto. Now, there are events celebrating the day worldwide.
    There are online and in-store deals on "Star Warsmerchandise and gaming, "Star Wars" food galore and events where fans are encouraged to dress up or play "Star Wars" trivia or just enjoytheir favorite film franchise.
    Vanity Fair is also getting into the spirit of things with an issue filled with new photos and revelations about December's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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    Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

    Update: There is officially drama here. TMZ reports Mayweather’s team wants to refute reports that he will pay Knight’s bail, and that the two haven’t spoken in several years.
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    Nobody is rooting harder for Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao in their highly anticipated fight Saturday night than Suge Knight. If the boxer wins, he will post the $10 million bail for Knight as the former music executive faces murder charges. Per the Los Angeles Times:
    A lawyer from Mayweather’s camp reached out to [Knight attorney Matthew Fletcher] several weeks ago and asked about the specifics of bailing Knight out, the attorney said.
    On Wednesday, Fletcher said he talked to Knight about the possibility of Mayweather pulling through with bail.
    “Suge said, ‘Man, I was really going to pull for him to win, but now I’m going to have to pray for him to win,'” Fletcher said.
    Mayweather is projected to make $180 million from the fight. It’s a bit strange that he’s only expected to bail out Knight in the case that he wins — he’s guaranteed to make 60 percent of the purse from the fight, win or lose, so it’s not like beating Pacquiao means he’ll have an extra $10 million.

    Mayweather and Knight are apparently longtime friends. Knight, who rose to fame for collaborating with Tupac, Dr. Dre, and other West Coast rappers, faces both murder and attempted murder charges. Knight allegedly ran over Cle Sloan and Terry Carter with his truck in a restaurant parking lot, killing Carter. The incident was captured on camera, but Knight’s defense has argued it was in self-defense. His bail had initially been set at $25 million, but was lowered to $10 million in the last few weeks.

    Monday, April 13, 2015

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    Madonna Makes Out with Drake During Surprise Coachella Performance

    During Drake’s performance at Coachella on Sunday, the “Legend” singer welcomed a legend on stage when he brought out Madonna to sing with him — but he didn’t seem prepared for what happened next.
    On Drake’s most recent album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, the 28-year-old rapper included a track titled “Madonna,” which drew the 56-year-old pop diva’s attention.
    Madonna, who recently released her album Rebel Heart, was more than happy to appear on stage and give Drake a token of her affection. Namely, she began making out with him, much to the shock of the audience and to the rapper.

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

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    Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction but group continues as four-piece

    "I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight," says the singer

    Zayn Malik has quit One Direction following five years with the boy band.
    In a statement posted on the group's official Facebook page, Malik announced his departure from the group. "My life with One Direction has been more than I could ever have imagined," he wrote. "But, after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band. I'd like to apologize to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right in my heart.
    "I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight," he added. "I know I have four friends for life in Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall. I know they will continue to be the best band in the world."
    The Facebook post also contained statements from One Direction and Simon Cowell, who put the group together in 2010 during their season on the UK show X-Factor. Malik's former group plan to continue recording, with the remaining members promising fans a new album. "We're really sad to see Zayn go, but we totally respect his decision and send him all our love for the future," the group wrote. "The past five years have been beyond amazing, we've gone through so much together, so we will always be friends." Cowell thanked Malik for his contributions to the group.
    The news follows Malik's recent exit from the band's current world tour, where he cited "stress" as the reason for his leave. Last year, the singer had co-written songs with UK artist Naughty Boy, including "One Chance to Dance" which One Direction had planned to record.

    Monday, March 16, 2015


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    Robert Durst HBO ‘The Jinx’ Says ‘I Killed Them All’


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    Since his first wife vanished more than three decades ago, Robert A. Durst, the eccentric and estranged son of one of New York’s most prominent real estate dynasties, has lived under the suspicious gaze of law enforcement officials in three states.

    They have followed his path from New York City to Los Angeles, where one of his closest friends was found dead in her home in 2000. They have tracked him to Galveston, Tex., where he fled after investigators reopened the case of his wife’s disappearance, and where he posed as a mute woman and shot and dismembered a neighbor in 2001.

    Mr. Durst was acquitted in the Texas killing, and was never arrested in the disappearance of his wife or the death of his friend. But on Saturday, he found himself in custody once again, arrested on a charge of murder as he walked into a New Orleans hotel he had checked into under a false name.

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    On Sunday night, in the final moments of the final episode of a six-part HBO documentary about him, “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst,” Mr. Durst seemed to veer toward a confession that could lift the shroud of mystery that surrounds the deaths of three people over the course of three decades.


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    “What the hell did I do?” Mr. Durst whispers to himself in an unguarded moment caught on a microphone he wore during filming. “Killed them all, of course.”

    In the years since his wife, Kathleen Durst, disappeared in 1982 after spending the weekend at the couple’s country home in Westchester County, Mr. Durst has bounced in and out of jail for other crimes, cut ties with his family, remarried, and sued his brother for a $65 million share of the family fortune. Through it all, he has maintained his innocence in the disappearance of his wife, while also denying any role in the 2000 death of the Los Angeles friend, Susan Berman.

    Dairy Queen giving free cones; Rita’s Ice next

    Dessert giants are competing to welcome spring by giving away free frozen treats.

    Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th anniversary with free ice cream Monday. Customers will be given a free small vanilla cone at participating locations.

    Just a few days later on March 20, Rita’s Italian Ice is giving customers a free Italian Ice to mark the first day of spring.Unknown

    And next month, when spring is in full swing, Ben & Jerry’s will be offering its Free Cone Day on April 14.

    While it might seem like customers are getting the better end of the deal with FREEBIES, companies are actually cashing in on the idea that there really is “no free lunch,” according to Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at New York University Stern School of Business.

    “There is no more powerful marketing term than free,” Galloway says.

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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    Seahawks trade for Jimmy Graham

    Jimmy Graham is reportedly on his way out of New Orleans.
    According to Fox’s Jay Glazer and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the tight end is headed to the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for Pro Bowl center Max Unger and a first-round pick.
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    Graham has averaged nearly 90 receptions per season over the last four years and is a three-time All-Pro selection.
    Graham, who caught 85 passes for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Saints last July. He immediately becomes a premiere pass-catching option for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
    On the other side of the deal, the Saints bring in Unger, a two-time Pro Bowl selection who has started 67 games since being picked by the Seahawks out of Oregon in the second round of the 2009 draft.
    Additionally, according to Rapoport, the Saints will receive the Seahawks first-round pick (No. 31 overall) in the upcoming draft.