Monday, January 18, 2010
Fashion Week in Hong Kong and Kids Science Project Gets Mistaken for Bomb
10) In San Diego, Millennial Tech Magnet Middle School Friday afternoon, boy's science project prompts school evacuation after being mistaken for a bomb. Fire-Rescue spokesman Maurice Luque said a vice principal's concerns prompted the evacuation. Luque said an arson team took photos and x-rays of the empty plastic bottle with wires and determined it was harmless. Luque says the 11-year-old boy was trying to build a motion detector from instructions he found on the Internet and parts he bought online with help from his father. His parents did not realize that the object looked threatening. This is what happens when a country creates fear about possible terrorist attacks.
9) This week the list of highest earning Hollywood stars was also released. In first place Jay-Z & Beyonce earning $122 million, second place Harrison Ford & Callista Flockhart earning $69 million and in third place Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie earning $55 million.
8) Saturday Night Live had a skit this weekend making fun of the Conan O’Brian and Jay Leno controversy with NBC. Check it out, it’s pretty funny. A settlement in the protracted negotiations between NBC and Conan O’Brien to end the talk show host’s seven-month stint at “The Tonight Show” was said to be imminent on Sunday night, with all of the basic elements of the deal hammered out and both sides eager to be finished with it, KNX 1070 reported.
7) This week it's also Hong Kong’s fashion week. They have some of the craziest and coolest fashion I have ever seen. Of course if I wore something like that I would look like a clown, even though I do get mistaken for being Asian a lot! Lol Check out some of the pics from the link below.
KNX - Fashion from Hong Kong
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6) Heidi Montag plastic surgery addiction was a super shocker this week. After doing ten surgeries in one day and spending $30,000 to look “better.” The procedures Dr. Ryan performed that day includes: pinning back Heidi's ears, buttocks augmentation, chin reduction, mini brow lift, liposuction in her neck, waist, and thighs, and fat injections in her cheeks and lips. "My ultimate dream is to be a pop star. I'm competing against the Britney Spearses of the world -- and when she was in her prime, it was her sex appeal that sold," she said. "Obviously, looks matter; it's a superficial industry." Wow, what is happening to the world? She didn’t have to go through so many procedures. In my opinion she was already a pretty girl with a distinct look now she looks like most girls walking down Hollywood Blvd. She should have focused on her dance moves and singing lessons because she does not know how to dance. At least Britney does.
5) My favorite Republican, Rush Limbaugh, claimed that President Barack Obama is trying to score political points off the earthquake in Haiti. Challenged by a caller during his show Thursday, Limbaugh said: “If I said it, I meant to say it, and I do believe that everything is political to this president,” and added, “everything this president sees is a political opportunity, including Haiti, and he will use it to burnish his credentials with minorities in this country and around the world, and to accuse Republicans of having no compassion.” Limbaugh you are such a prick. Either you haven’t got laid in a very long time or you are just jealous you will never be in a position of power like PRESIDENT Barack Obama.
4) My favorite dress at this years Golden Globe was Anna Paquin’s from True Blood who’s dress was designed by Stella McCartney who is all about cruelty-free fashion. I also loved Halle Berry, all I have to say is HOT MAMA!
The worst dress was definitely Tina Fey and Mariah Carey. Tina’s dress was just ugly, as for Mariah she just needs to wear dresses that fit her.
3) Of course I can’t forget to mention the Golden Globes. I’m aware many people are not as excited about it as me, but I am a movie lover. I am so happy Mo’nique won for best supporting actress in "Precious." She did an amazing job and definitely deserved it. It was no surprise that "Avatar" was going to win for Best motion picture. I think if it didn’t win riots would have started. Another favorite was the "Hangover" that movie is one of the funniest I've ever seen. Congrats to everyone!
Best motion picture – drama Avatar
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best motion picture – comedy or musical The Hangover
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical Robert Downey Jr, Sherlock Holmes
Best animated feature Up
Best foreign language film The White Ribbon (Germany)
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best director – motion picture James Cameron, Avatar
Best screenplay – motion picture Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, Up in the Air
Best original score – motion picture Michael Giacchino, Up
Best original song – motion picture The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart), Crazy Heart
Best television series Mad Men (AMC)
Best performance by an actress in a television series – drama Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best performance by an actor in a television series - drama Michael C Hall, Dexter
Best television series – comedy or musical Glee (Fox)
Best performance by an actress in a television series – comedy or musical Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Best performance by an actor in a television series – comedy or musical Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best mini-series or motion picture made for television Grey Gardens (HBO)
Best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Best performance by an actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for television Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television John Lithgow, Dexter
Cecil B DeMille award: Martin Scorsese
2) Today we must remember civil-rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. not only because we have to thank him for the day off, but also for reminding us of the importance of equality in the world and looking pass skin color and cultural differences. Here’s the famous “I have a dream” speech.
1) Haiti earthquake disaster is definitely my top news of the week. With hundred of thousands dead and injured after being hit with a 7.0, this is definitely one of the worst catastrophes of the decade. Millions of dollars have been donated by Hollywood stars such as; Wyclef, Haiti native, Madonna, Sandra Bullock, Giselle Bündchen, Brad, Angelina, Jay Z, Beyonce and may more, as well as citizens from around the world. However, more help is still needed, Haitians are in desperate need of food, water, medicine that even riots have started. One of my main concerns is making sure that the money donated is properly being used.
I think one of the reasons why Haiti was affected so bad by this earthquake was because it is one of the poorest countries in the world lacking resources and they have very old buildings. What the U.S. and other powerful countries need to focus on is how they can help fight poverty around the world. A 7.0 earthquake hit the U.S. fifteen years ago in Oakland and less than 70 people died. Why? Because the U.S. has the money to create buildings designed specifically to prevent such disasters and there’s a lot of resources.
Posted by Anabell Romero at 8:50 AM