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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sonia Sotomayor Will Have Her Own Superhero Comicbook & Hugo Chavez Blames the U.S. for Hitting Haiti With an "Earthquake Weapon"

10) SAG Awards were this weekend. Mo’Nique won again for her breathtaking performance in “Precious.” Below is the list of all the winners.

As for the fashion Mariah Carey looked a lot classier at this award show in comparison to the Golden Globes last week.

My favorite dress was Kate Hudson’s. I love backless dresses they are very sexy and can be classy depending on the style.

The worst dressed was Justin Timberlake. His suit looks like he got it at the Goodwill.

Full List of 2010 SAG Awards Winners

Mo'Nique, for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, for "Precious"

Christoph Waltz, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, for "Inglourious Basterds".

Julianna Margulies, for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, for "The Good Wife".

Michael C. Hall, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, for "Dexter".

Drew Barrymore, for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries, for "Grey Gardens".

Kevin Bacon, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries, for "Taking Chance".

Alec Baldwin, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, for "30 Rock".

Tina Fey, for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, for "30 Rock".

"Glee" for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a comedy.

9) This week Hugo Chavez is on a role he blamed the U.S. for hitting Haiti with an “Earthquake Weapon” and removed RCTV, an anti-Chavez channel, from the air early Sunday for opposing new government regulations forcing it to televise some of the socialist leader's speeches after it did not show the president's speech Saturday to a rally of supporters. Venezuelan pollster and analyst Luis Vicente Leon said the message is clear: "The government is willing to do everything to destroy its adversaries."

It is very sad that there is no freedom of speech in Venezuela, a basic right that no one should be denied. Chavez is the main reason why a lot of Venezuelan’s are leaving their country and migrating to neighboring countries. He is on a true power trip he needs to take a chill-pill.

8) California border inspectors found 708 pounds of marijuana hidden under fish container, the Associated Press reported. An officer at the Otay Mesa border crossing ordered the truck driver aside Thursday night to put the cargo under X-rays. Authorities said they found 29 wrapped packages of marijuana hidden beneath the fish and a layer of ice. The driver was a 34-year-old man from Ensenada, Mexico, whose name was not released. He was booked into a downtown San Diego jail for investigation of drug smuggling.

7) Cuba performs state-sponsored sex changes. The Cuban government has begun to cover the procedure by their universal health care system, Mariela Castro (President Raul Castro’s daughter), told The Washington Post on Tuesday’s fifth Cuban Conference on Sexual Education, Orientation and Therapy. She did not say how many procedures have been performed since the ban’s lift in 2008 or the costs of the operations, she said “less than half” of the 30 patients approved have had the sex change. To read more on this interesting story visit http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/health/cuba-performs-state-sponsored-sex-changes

6) Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, and their daughter Meghan posed for photos endorsing pro-gay marriage in California. Cindy McCain contacted NOH8 and offered to pose for the photo endorsement, the Web site said. John McCain’s office said that Arizona senator respects the views of his family members even though John McCain backed an Arizona ballot measure passed by voters in 2008 that defined marriage as between one man and one woman only.
Good for Cindy. I’m glad she’s not afraid of expressing her own opinions, considering that her husband is a big politician. Politician wives need to inform the public that they have their own political views and that being married to a politician doesn’t necessarily mean agreeing with everything their husbands stand for.

5) This week the big talk was definitely the weather. It was unusual in California to have so much rain especially this time of the year. It was nice for a change but it did cause a lot of damage. Hundreds of evacuees were allowed Friday to return to their foothill homes as SoCal’s week of lightning, vicious downpours and tornadoes dissipated into occasional thunderstorms. About 200 of some 2,000 homes throughout Los Angeles County remained under evacuation orders. Seal Beach was even hit by a tornado! Thankfully this weekend we had a break but this week more storms are anticipated to hit SoCal again. Everybody be safe and try to stay dry.

Watch this video of car that was flipped by tornado.

4) Bluewater Productions will release a comic book in April 2010 based on Sotomayor's inspirational success to the Supreme Court, Latina.com reported. It will be part of the company's Female Force series, which will also feature Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton among other high-profile women. I'll definitely be checking it out.

Below is the Bluewater Productions synopsis of the upcoming comic book:

The Supremes have a new member! Meet the latest justice to don the black robes of America's highest court. Sonia Sotomayor rose from humble beginnings in a Bronx housing project to become only the third woman and the first Latina to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Relive her historic journey in a comic book biography that's ripped from today's headlines.

3) The players starting in next month's All-Star game in Dallas was released. The starters in the East are Orlando's Dwight Howard(notes) at center, Cleveland's LeBron James(notes) (this year's leading vote-getter with 2,549,693 votes) and Boston's Kevin Garnett(notes) at forward and Miami's Dwyane Wade(notes) and Iverson in the backcourt.
The starters in the West are Phoenix's Amar'e Stoudemire(notes) at center, Denver's Carmelo Anthony(notes) and San Antonio's Tim Duncan(notes) at forward and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant(notes) and Nash at guard. Many were shocked that Iverson was chosen. I can’t wait to see this game, all I have to say is that the west is the best.

2) "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon event raised $57 million and still counting.
The two-hour telethon aired Friday night on the major networks and dozens of other channels, including MTV, Bravo, and PBS, and was also streamed live online. Stars like George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Beyonce, Shakira, Rihanna, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and more used their presence to encourage donations for Haiti, following the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people. This is great, I really hope the money is put to good use, Haiti needs a lot of help.

Check out a video of some of the performances.

1) My top choice this week was Coachella 2010. This year it will be on April 16-18. The lineup was released Tuesday morning on KROQ. Headlining this year is Jay Z on Friday, Muse on Saturday, and Gorillaz on Friday. Many very cool artists will also be performing such as MGMT, Calle 13, David Guetta, Major Lazor, Tiesto just to name a few. To see the entire lineup visit http://www.coachella.com/. You can also get information on tickets, hotel/camping, carpooling and anything else that has to do with Coachella on their website. I’ll be attending all three days, I hope to see you all there!

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