Friday, 29 April 2016

Tiago Leifert lida bem com dismorfia da mulher: 'Ele me ama do jeito que sou'

Daiana Garbin sofre de transtorno corporal e criou canal no YouTube para falar sobre o assunto


Mulher do apresentador Tiago Leifert, Daiana Garbin criou um canal no Youtube, o "EuVejo", para falar sobre transtornos alimentares e corporais,doenças que já atingiram famosas como Demi Lovato. Em entrevista à colunista Patricia Kogut, do jornal "O Globo", a jornalista falou sobre a repercussão vídeo que já acumulou mais de 140 mil visualizações.

"Fiquei um pouco assustada porque pensei que somente as pessoas com o transtorno fossem se interessar pelo meu depoimento. Senti vergonha. Mas recebi muitas mensagens e isso me deu força para superar. Era um assunto que precisava ser falado", contou à publicação.
Daiana Garbin sofre de transtorno corporal e criou canal no YouTube para falar sobre o assunto


Mulher do apresentador Tiago Leifert, Daiana Garbin criou um canal no Youtube, o "EuVejo", para falar sobre transtornos alimentares e corporais,doenças que já atingiram famosas como Demi Lovato. Em entrevista à colunista Patricia Kogut, do jornal "O Globo", a jornalista falou sobre a repercussão vídeo que já acumulou mais de 140 mil visualizações.

"Fiquei um pouco assustada porque pensei que somente as pessoas com o transtorno fossem se interessar pelo meu depoimento. Senti vergonha. Mas recebi muitas mensagens e isso me deu força para superar. Era um assunto que precisava ser falado", contou à publicação.

Mari Palma se emociona e chora ao falar do pai, no 'Encontro'



Nesta sexta-feira (29/4), a jornalista Mari Palma participou do Encontro, mas de uma maneira diferente: no palco, ao lado dos convidados do programa. "É totalmente estranho ver o estúdio desta visão. Estou superemocionada. Obrigada pelo convite", garantiu Mari. Por falar em emoção, dos telões do G1 em 1 Minuto para o sofá de Fátima Bernardes, a jornalista não segurou as lágrimas ao mostrar uma tatuagem, um dos temas do dia, que fez em homenagem ao pai:

"Meu pai é a estrela das minhas tatuagens. Tenho uma frase de uma música dos Beatles, que a gente é muito fã. Em português quer dizer 'viver é fácil com os olhos fechados'. Meu pai é deficiente visual e foi a primeira tatuagem que eu fiz. Queria que tivesse um significado importante. Me emociono ao falar dele". No programa, ela contou que ele perdeu a visão aos 15 anos.

Mari também mostrou bom humor ao responder para a dupla Marcos & Belutti, que brincou que tinha curiosidade para saber o tênis que ela usava, já que só aparece metade do corpo dela na TV. "Já fiz boletins descalça. Relaxa, sabe?". Aos risos, Fátima garantiu que no Jornal Nacional os apresentadores sempre usaram a vestimenta completa.

Em outro momento, Fátima conversou sobre uma ferramenta de busca que o Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) lançou, que mostra os nomes mais populares no Brasil. E, adivinha: no Rio de Janeiro se concentra o maior número de 'Marianas' do País. "Minha mãe fica brava, porque eu sou conhecida por Mari e não Mariana (risos)", disse a jornalista. Em clima descontraído, Fátima quis saber com quem as pessoas acham que Mari se parece. E, tcharam, nada mais que Demi Moore e Thaila Ayala: "Nossa, obrigada para Em outro momento, Fátima conversou sobre uma ferramenta de busca que o Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) lançou, que mostra os nomes mais populares no Brasil. E, adivinha: no Rio de Janeiro se concentra o maior número de 'Marianas' do País. "Minha mãe fica brava, porque eu sou conhecida por Mari e não Mariana (risos)", disse a jornalista. Em clima descontraído, Fátima quis saber com quem as pessoas acham que Mari se parece. E, tcharam, nada mais que Demi Moore e

Claude Shannon: The juggling father of the information age who coined the term 'bit'


Who was Claude Shannon?

From building two-seater unicycles, juggling robots to creating chess-playing machines, Claude Elwood Shannon was not just an information theorist. The gifted mathematician also used his skills to analyse the stock market with a system he designed though his methods remained unpublished.

The American electrical engineer and cryptographer was the grandson of an inventor and a distant cousin of Thomas Edison and would earn money by repairing radios when he was a schoolboy. He went on to study electrical engineering and mathematics at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1936, and obtained his PhD in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1940.

During the Second World War, he designed equipment to intercept V1 and V2 missiles and in Axis code-breaking and while working at Bell Labs, he is believed to have met codebreaker Alan Turing, though there is no record of their meeting.

He became a visiting professor at MIT in 1956, and a permanent member of the faculty in 1958.

During his working life, Shannon worked on early mechanical computers under Vannevar Bush, who subsequently forecast the World Wide Web some 40 years before its invention.

He married Betty Moore in 1939 and had a son and a daughter.

Shannon was completely focused on his work, though that was not to say he was anti-social. His days at work began with a game of chess with the Mathematics Centre director and he would work until late evening on his own. Revered in the Soviet Union, Shannon did not seek praise from his contemporaries. In fact, he spent long periods away from the field he had contributed so much to.

Such was his fame that when he attempted to attend the Information Theory Symposium at Brighton in 1985 under disguise, rumours went around of his attendance and soon he was found out. Once discovered, he was given large applause before a speech, where it was remarked that it was clear he was suffering from the early effects of Alzheimer's. He died in February 2001.
What was the impact of his theory?

One of the things Shannon is most remembered for is how we quantify information today in “bits” and “bytes.” To express information in a “bit,” one uses a binary digit, either a “1” or a “0.” These binary digits can describe everything from words to pictures to the most sophisticated gaming software.

At MIT he worked on the "differential analyser", the world's leading computer at the time but Shannon's experience with this slow machine led to his vision that computers should be built not using motors but electrical circuits.

It was Shannon's master's thesis, A Symbolic Analysis Of Relay And Switching Circuits, that showed the possibility of solving problems simply by manipulating two symbols - 1 and 0 - in an automatic electric circuit. It referred to Boolean algebra where 1 equals true and O equals false, so for circuits, 1 meant they were turned on and 0 would mean circuits were turned off.

Happy birthday to Austin music legend Willie Nelson



AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s legendary country music pioneer is turning 83-years-old Friday.

Willie Nelson is known as a musician, singer, songwriter, author, activist, poet and actor. Nelson received theGershwin Prize for his lifetime achievements in November, 2015.

On 4/20 last year, Nelson rolled out his own brand of marijuana, Willie’s Reserve. He is a long time supporter of marijuana legalization and advocate for the benefits of usage.

Which Willie song will you listen to today? Leave your answer in the comments below.

NFL Draft picks 2016: Noah Spence taken by Buccaneers in 2nd round



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected former Eastern Kentucky defensive end/outside linebacker Noah Spence with the No. 39 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Spence, a five-star recruit out of high school, joined Ohio State in 2012 but a series of off-field issues led to his eventual ban from the Big Ten, leading him to transfer to Eastern Kentucky at the FCS level.

Spence played in 12 games as a freshman at Ohio State and as a sophomore he put up 50 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 13 games. He was a first-team All-Big Ten player and also made Academic All-Big Ten.


But he was suspended for testing positive for the drug ecstasy. That suspension included the 2014 Orange Bowl and the first two games of 2014.

He claimed that the positive test was the result of somebody slipping it in his drink, which was believable enough given its reputation as a party drug. Spence, who was the very first Urban Meyer five-star recruit at Ohio State, was still on the team's good side and when he returned from suspension, he played hard.

But the second positive test, also for ecstasy, came in September 2014. He appealed the test, but his appeal was denied and he was permanently banned from the Big Ten. That was just a few days before the Buckeyes were set to face Wisconsin for the Big Ten title. His team went on to beat the Badgers, take down No. 1 Alabama and win the National Championship Game against the Oregon Ducks.

All without him. Spence claimed that he forced himself to watch the game in full, at home, and that he cried to see how low he had sunk.

"I had tears in my eyes," Spence said, via FOX Sports in October 2015. "I forced myself to watch it. The whole thing. It was a once-in-a-lifetime chance and I messed it all up."


Spence said in interviews that he started taking ecstasy because it was freely available at parties and that he felt it wasn't harming him because of his skill on the field and the fact that his academics did not suffer. But he knew he had a problem after the second suspension and attended a drug treatment program connected to the Ohio State hospital. He went there four nights a week for four hours each night in September and left the program near the end of October 2014.


"My biggest help was losing everything," Spence said. "After that was seeing that everyone stayed in my corner -- my parents, my coaches at Ohio State -- that was a big push to let me know that people were still in my corner even though I messed up."

Rather than enter the NFL Draft and become even more of a red flag than he was this offseason, Spence transferred to Eastern Kentucky and got right back to being a dominant player on the field. He had 63 tackles, 11.5 sacks and was the Ohio Valley Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Spence was adamant that he wanted to undergo frequent drug testing with his new school because he knew was clean, and he was. Spence had an arrest for charges of alcohol intoxication and second-degree disorderly conduct for breaking a bottle trying to throw it in a trash can, but the incident has been expunged from his record.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his lone season with Eastern Kentucky and all of his highs and lows of college are out there for anyone to examine. Whether he will wind up being a character concern in the NFL is completely up to him at this stage, but his on-field talent cannot be denied.

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Calvin Harris and Rihanna's 'This is What You Came For' is the hit we need



Attention Rihanna Navy! Calvin Harris and Rihanna's latest collaboration, This is What You Came For has arrived. And we might as well be calling it the anti-ANTI.

But, hey, ANTI was for the melancholy doldrums of January. Now it's almost summer. And it's time to dance. Here's the thing -- when Rihanna's long-anticipated and well-reviewedalbum, ANTI, finally dropped in January, fans and critics alike noticed that there didn't seem to be a lot of obvious singles on the brooding and ballad-heavy album. Sure, there was Work, her collaboration with Drake which has inspired many a meme and SNL parody. And sure, Ri has released music videos for that single and also Needed Me and Kiss it Better. But are any of them really, truly traditional radio hits? At this point in the album's life, it doesn't seem that way.

Behold This is What You Came For, which we feel pretty comfortable calling the sequel to Harris and Rihanna's 2011 collab, We Found Love. The new single is dance-y alright, in fact, it's probably the most club-friendly, dance-heavy single we've heard so far this year. If We Found Love was a Rihanna song with some Harris underneath, this one is far more about Harris's beats than her vocals, which end up being more electric than we've heard from her before. But goodness is that synthetic hook catchy. The song builds, but just enough to keep you high on it for the entire three minutes and 42 seconds. Yes, this is the kind of radio-friendly hit that we'll talk about for Song of the Summer.

You can listen to This is What You Came For on Spotify below or here via Apple Music

Although we should note that This is What You Came For just happened to debut on the same day as another Song of the Summer competitor: Too Good, off of Drake's new album Views, in which he collabs with a little singer named Rihanna.

RiRi, it's going to be a heck of a summer. We can't wait.

Texans draft Braxton Miller in 3rd round with No. 85 pick



e Houston Texans have selected one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's NFL Draft class, taking Ohio State wide receiver Braxton Miller with the No. 85 overall pick in the third round. Miller made his name as a quarterback for the first three years of his college career before a shoulder injury forced him to switch positions.

Miller was a celebrated five-star recruit out of Dayton and earned the starting quarterback role a few games into his freshman year at Ohio State in 2011. In three years, he achieved a lot of success, winning the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year award in 2012 and 2013. Unfortunately, his college career got derailed by injuries. Miller suffered a shoulder injury in the 2014 Orange Bowl that required surgery, and he re-injured it during preseason practices, wiping out his entire senior year.


Due to the injury, Miller was granted a medical redshirt in 2014 and returned for a fifth season in Columbus. Concerned that his shoulder wouldn't be fully rehabbed by the season, Miller started secretly doing receiver drills to try his hands at a new position -- to which he would officially move in the spring, and play the rest of his college career outside of a handful of snaps in the Wildcat.

Miller morphed into a dynamic playmaking weapon at wideout. He finished the 2015 season with 25 catches for 340 yards and three touchdowns, averaging a healthy 13.6 yards per catch. Miller was also an asset in the running game, recording 43 rushes for 261 yards and an additional touchdown.

As a receiver, Miller has shown good quickness and acceleration, relying on his speed to blow past defenders in the slot. His route-running is decent but the lack of experience shows, so Miller could have a hard time against technical defensive backs at the pro level. The Texans will like his physicality -- he's not afraid of contact, willing to fight for extra yards and puts in the effort on blocking.

When Miller has the ball in his hands, he's nearly unstoppable in the open field. Case in point:.

There's a lot of promise with Miller but also a lot of uncertainty. With just one year of wideout experience under his belt, he'll have a much steeper learning curve than his fellow peers. He'll undoubtedly be treated as a long-term project and fans should exercise some patience with the 23-year-old.

Ohio State blog Land Grant Holy Land thinks Miller has the upside of Hines Ward, although Antwaan Randle El isn't a bad career arc, either:

There are reasons to be skeptical of Miller's NFL future, but if he puts in the hard work learning the position and the Texans don't rush his development too fast, he should grow into a nifty playmaker at the next level.

Houston has invested heavily in its offense during the offseason, signing Brock Osweiler, Lamar Miller and Jeff Allen, then drafting Notre Dame receiver Will Fuller and Notre Dame center Nick Martin. Fuller is a speedy and explosive receiver with some developmental talent to work with and the Texans doubled down with more of the same by grabbing Miller.

With DeAndre Hopkins already at the top of the league among receivers, and a young player like Jaelen Strong to develop, the Texans are quickly accruing some of the most intriguing talent at receiver.

Second band of severe weather expected to stay south of Dallas-Fort Worth



The Dallas area appeared to largely dodge severe weather for a second time this week on Thursday.

Severe-thunderstorm warnings for Collin and Denton counties were canceled about 5:30 p.m. because the storm had weakened, the National Weather Service said.

A second band of storms was moving east south of Tarrant and Dallas counties, and the region remained under a tornado watch until 10 p.m.

Meteorologist Brian James with KXAS-TV (NBC5) said that second line of storms was expected to stay south of Dallas but that severe weather was possible from Meridian to Hillsboro.

Power outages were reported for about 6,000 customers, mostly in Tarrant County, according to Oncor.

Trinity Park in Fort Worth was evacuated and Mayfest closed for the day around 4:30 p.m. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport said that the storm system affected some flights to and from the airport.

In Lindale, about 90 miles east of Dallas, several injuries were reported after a suspected tornado touched down.

Some areas of Dallas-Fort Worth were hit overnight with scattered storms — but that had been expected to be just a warm-up to Friday evening’s weather.

“As far as weather patterns go, this is a much stronger system than it was on Tuesday,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cain said early Friday afternoon.

Tuesday’s storms produced three tornadoes in Grayson County, about 70 miles north of Dallas, injuring five people.
Overnight storms

Most of the early-morning storms Friday hit between 1 and 2 a.m. with some brief heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning, which got stronger as they moved northeast, NWS meteorologist Steve Fano said.

The overnight storms contributed a bit more to April’s rain tally, which was already at 4.53 inches, almost two inches above the month’s average, according to the National Weather Service.
Weekend forecast

A slight cold front is expected to roll through Saturday, which will bring the humidity down and drop highs into the mid- to upper 70s. Lows will be in the 50s.

“It will remain cloudy but start to clear up Saturday,” Fano said. “The rest of the weekend looks very nice.”


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Will Ferrell Walks Away From Controversial Reagan Project



Before it even went into production, a planned satire of Ronald Reagan to be produced by and starring Will Ferrell inspired an outpouring of criticism from conservatives and members of the former president's family.

And by Friday, according to The New York Post, the actor backed out of the project.

According to Variety, the still-untitled project is based on a script from Hollywood's legendary "Black List," an annual collection of the most popular, yet-to-be produced screenplays in the industry.

The film, if it goes forward without Ferrell, will almost surely stoke controversy because its plot purportedly portrays Reagan as suffering from dementia while he was still in office.

"The REAGAN script is one of a number of scripts that had been submitted to Will Ferrell which he had considered. While it is by no means a 'Alzheimer's comedy' as has been suggested, Mr. Ferrell is not pursuing this project," a spokesperson for the actor told the Post on Friday.

MSNBC has reached out to Will Ferrell's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, which was reportedly developing the film, for comment but has not heard back at this time.

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Reagan went public with his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 1994, and while there has long been speculation about his state of mind during his second term in office, there has never been any hard evidence that he suffered from Alzheimer's while president.

Condemnation of the film project came swiftly, and not surprisingly the loudest objections came from right-wing circles — not only because of Ferrell's participation (the "Anchorman" star is a supporter of Democratic candidates and causes, and has a history of sneaking subversive progressive messages into his mainstream comedies), but also because of the potential insensitivity to the health of the former president.

"Alzheimers is not joke…It kills..You should be ashamed," Reagan's son Michael tweeted.

And Reagan's daughter Patti Davis has penned an open letter to Ferrell, in which she wrote: "Perhaps for your comedy you would like to visit some dementia facilities. I have — I didn't find anything comedic there, and my hope would be that if you're a decent human being, you wouldn't either."

Those on the right side of the political spectrum have taken exception to Hollywood's attempts to portray "The Gipper" in the past.

In 2003, CBS was forced to yank a highly touted miniseries about the Reagans after conservative critics railed against the casting — James Brolin, who was cast as the former president, was attacked for being the spouse of outspoken liberal Barbara Streisand — and for dialogue that alluded to Reagan's widely reportedapathy during the initial outbreak of the AIDS crisis. Showtime eventually airedthe series and Brolin was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for his performance.

Lee Daniels' film "The Butler" faced similar criticism 10 years later for depicting Reagan, played by the late British actor Alan Rickman, as being indifferent on civil rights issues. The film covers the 40th president's refusal to support sanctions against apartheid-era South Africa and portrayed him as being generally chilly towards African-American members of the staff at the White House.

"Across the political spectrum, historians, biographers, and former Reagan aides have condemned the movie's outrageous caricature of Ronald Reagan as historically inaccurate and personally unfair, many noting that the president didn't have a racist bone in his body and was actually remarkable in his sensitivities and warmness to blacks and other minorities," wrote Mark Joseph and Paul Kengor in a column for Forbes at the time.

"Reagan," a sure-to-be more flattering biopic based on two books by Kengor, has been in the works for several years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film "tells Reagan's story through the eyes of Viktor, a KGB agent who kept tabs on Reagan's activities from the time when he was an anti-Communist leader of the Screen Actors Guild."

In 2013, the news that Hollywood icon Michael Douglas would eventually beplaying Reagan in a big screen interpretation of the former president's historic 1986 nuclear summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik was also greeted with a collective groan from many on the right, due to the "Wall Street" star's perceived lefty leanings.

Ironically, Reagan had a long history with Hollywood as an actor and president of the Screen Actors Guild. And although he represented a conservative moment that was at odds with many of his peers, he did enjoy an unprecedented level ofsupport from celebrities when he mounted his ultimately successful 1980 campaign for the White House.

"The irony is that Reagan brought Hollywood stagecraft values to the presidency," author and journalist Will Bunch told MSNBC on Thursday. "You could make the argument that Reagan was kind of stepping stone towards Trump, in terms of the way he communicated with the public."

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Bunch has been making a concerted effort to bring the Reagan image back down to earth ever since he published his book "Tear Down This Myth: The Right-Wing Distortion of the Reagan Legacy" in 2010. In the years since that book's release, the public's perception and conservative worship of the former president has only inflated more.

"He's become more of an icon for people than a real person," Bunch said.

This new movie, which dares to explore one of the more sensitive aspects of his persona, could chip away at many preconceived notions of the former president.

"You could make the argument that doing this movie is courageous in a way. I think there's always been this fear of kind of challenging the narrative of Reagan that's taken hold," argues Bunch, although because the president's Alzheimer's is such a difficult and potentially offensive subject matter, he believes the filmmakers are taking a huge risk.

"I wonder if the studios are really underestimating the level of outrage I would expect this to generate," he said.

Exaggerated comic portrayals of deceased former presidents in Hollywood movies are nothing new. For instance, 1983's "The Right Stuff" depicted Lyndon Johnson as a bit of a lumbering, needy buffoon. Richard Nixon — usually with arms raised in his signature peace sign pose — has become a familiar whipping boy for laughs in films like "Dick" (1999) and "Black Dynamite" (2009). Even dramas like "Selma" and "Frost/Nixon" have not shown these leaders in the best light.

However, history has not been as kind to those presidents, which may speak volumes about how this new Reagan project has already been received. Presidents' reputations are constantly evolving depending on the current mood of the electorate.

For instance, former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight has scored huge applause lines on the stump by comparing the current GOP front-runner Donald Trump to Harry Truman, who left office with some of the worst approval ratings in recorded history. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz has had a penchant for name-checking former President John F. Kennedy, who had for decades been a liberal icon.

Then there's Bill Clinton. Prior to Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency, many liberals and even some conservatives were downright sanguine about the 42nd president, but in this election cycle buyer's remorse for his 1994 crime bill and welfare reform initiatives has proven to be a perpetual thorn in the side of his wife's campaign for the presidency.

Reagan, despite provoking a partisan response when he was actually in the White House, is now credited by both Republicans and Democrats with elevating the nation's mood, sense of patriotism and for contributing to the end of the Cold War, although how much of a direct role he played in that historic feat is still in dispute.

"Clearly people who agree with ideology and people who completely disagree with his ideology both agree that he had an ability to move people," said Bunch. But Republicans risk overplaying their hand by harping on the former presidency's legacy so much that they produce a kind of Reagan fatigue within the electorate. (Debate drinking games already feature references to the ex-president as a familiar call to chug.) And the backlash that Hillary Clinton receivedfor implying that the Reagans were strong in their response to the HIV/AIDS crisis suggests the voters are more informed on the former presidency than one might suspect.

And as income inequality has increasingly become a top concern for votersacross the political spectrum it will be hard to ignore the Reagan administration's complicit role in helping shape our modern economy. As an increasing number of voters will be coming of age without any nostalgia for the Reagan years, the movies may be the new battleground for defining his legacy.

Giants draft Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard in 2nd round



EAST RUTHERFORD — Wide receiver is a need position for the Giants, and they have made the first step toward addressing it with their second-round round pick.

With the 40th overall selection in the NFL Draft, the Giants have taken Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard, a 5-foot-10 pass catcher who has good hands and the toughness required to go across the middle with regularity.

"He's a great person, and leader too," an AFC scout told NFL.com. "He's going to be a star in the pros."

Shepard caught 233 passes for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns at Oklahoma. He had 1,288 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns last season as the Sooners won the Big 12 title and appeared in the College Football Playoff. A strong showing at the Senior Bowl in February raised his draft stock considerably.

The Giants are in search of a consistent No. 2 receiver alongside Odell Beckham Jr. now that Rueben Randle has left for the Eagles and Victor Cruz's long-term status remains an unknown. Shepard will likely have a chance to step into that role in 2016.

Here is the NFL.com scouting report on Shepard: "The similarities in backgrounds, playing style, production and football character and between Shepard and Seattle's Tyler Lockett are obvious. Shepard doesn't possess Lockett's explosiveness as a return man, but is a better overall receiver.

"With more and more teams using "11" personnel (3 WRs) as their base offense, Shepard's stock should be on the rise. Teams looking for a slot receiver who can make plays and rack up a high volume catch count on any given Sunday will find their man in Shepard."

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Laremy Tunsil Falls in N.F.L. Draft After Apparent Drug Video Surfaces



It was the bong hit that sent N.F.L. teams running.

Minutes before the N.F.L. draft was scheduled to begin Thursday night, a video was posted on the Twitter account of a highly touted offensive lineman from the University of Mississippi who was projected to be one of the top picks. The video appeared to show the player, Laremy Tunsil, inhaling what might have been marijuana through a bong that was attached to a gas mask.

It was unclear when the video was recorded. No matter, the damage was swift and highly visible for Tunsil: He was in a draft free fall, passed over by each of the first 12 teams. Finally, with the 13th pick in the first round, Tunsil was selected by the Miami Dolphins. Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said the team had been aware of the video’s existence well before the draft and said it was two years old.

The video probably cost Tunsil millions of dollars. The No. 1 pick in this draft is projected to receive a contract worth more than $25 million. The deal for a No. 13 pick will be about $12 million.

The video, and Tunsil’s Twitter account, @kingtunsil78, were quickly deleted. Later, the account was restored and Tunsil posted an apology. Several other Twitter users managed to grab the video before it was deleted.

Mississippi Coach Hugh Freeze, at the draft with Tunsil, said Tunsil was at the center of some “unfortunate events” but “I assure you that’s not who he is.”

Yet around the time Tunsil was selected by the Dolphins, two sets of text messages were posted to his Instagram account. They showed what appeared to be exchanges between Tunsil and an athletics official at Mississippi, in which Tunsil asked for help paying bills.

Asked about it by reporters after being selected, Tunsil seemed to confirm taking money from a coach. “I’d have to say yeah,” he said.

Tunsil, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman who left college after his junior season, was widely considered the best offensive tackle in the draft. But two players at his position went ahead of him — Ronnie Stanley at No. 6 and Jack Conklin at No. 8.

After being selected, Tunsil told ESPN: “It’s a blessing just to be a part of the N.F.L. You go through adversity in life. It’s what you overcome.”

Asked about the video, he said: “I just know I got hacked. We’re going to try to find out who did it.”

Almost every year a high-profile player or two is drafted lower than expected, often because of perceived character issues. Wide receiver Randy Moss fell to No. 21 in the 1998 draft, then went on to become a star in the league. Quarterback Johnny Manziel dropped to No. 22 in 2014; he flopped with the Browns.

Tunsil was sued this week by his stepfather, who alleged domestic violence and defamation. The two have had other legal battles. Tunsil also missed seven games last year after being suspended by the N.C.A.A. over receiving impermissible benefits.






Off-field issues do not always hurt players’ stock. Last year, Jameis Winston, who had faced accusations of rape and theft while in college at Florida State, was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Winston emphatically denied the rape accusations.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Ludmilla explica motivo de ter expulsado Amin Khader de festa de aniversário



A cantora Ludmilla resolveu explicar o motivo de ter expulsado o humorista Amin Khader da sua festa de aniversário, na noite de segunda-feira (25), em Bangu, Zona Oeste do Rio de Janeiro.


Ludmilla afirmou que tomou a atitude porque o repórter costuma criar intrigas entre ela e Anitta. "Com essas intrigas que ele fica tentando criar contra mim e a Anitta, os fãs começam a brigar como se fossem torcidas organizada marcando encontro pra brigar, jogando ácido um no outro, porque amam seus ídolos e os defendem com unhas e dentes e eu fiquei muito chateada com isso", disse ela.


"Por isso não dou mais entrevista para o Amin. Ele está inventando coisas que estão fazendo mal para as pessoas que eu amo, que são os meus fãs", acrescentou ela. "Tá ai o Ibope que você precisava", continou.


O desabafo foi publicado por Ludmilla em sua conta do Instagram nesta quarta-feira (27). Em menos de 4h, a postagem já recebeu mais de 28 mil curtidas.


Ludmilla ainda recordou que sempre tratou o humorista muito bem. "Eu sempre tratei o Amin com o maior amor e carinho do mundo. Sempre abri a porta do meu camarim para ele, sempre tratei ele muito bem, inclusive, no meu aniversário do ano passado, nenhuma imprensa podia entrar, mas eu, por gostar dele, permiti que ele gravasse lá dentro da minha festa", lembrou.


Humorista nega
Depois do desabafo de Ludmilla, o site 'Extra' entrou em contato com Amin Khader e ele afirmou que ficou bastante chateado com a atitude da funkeira. O humorista disse ainda que nunca falou mal da cantora nem incentivou qualquer briga entre ela e Anitta.


"Trabalhei 29 anos com a Gal Costa e nunca fui destratado. Achei deselegante o que ela fez, de não falar comigo no aniversário dela. E fico ainda mais chateado com o que ela está falando agora. Nunca incentivei qualquer briga entre ela e a Anitta, nem falei mal dela. Eu só reproduzi o que os sites andam noticiando aí. Todo mundo diz que existe uma desavença entre elas e isso não fui eu quem inventou, eu só fiz o meu trabalho de noticiar", disse.


Leia na íntegra o desabafo de Ludmilla:


"É muito fácil você só escutar um lado da história. Eu sempre tratei o Amin com o maior amor e carinho do mundo, sempre abri a porta do meu camarim pra ele sempre tratei ele muito bem, inclusive no meu aniversário do ano passado, nenhuma imprensa podia entrar, mas eu por gostar dele permiti que ele gravasse lá dentro da minha festa, e olha que ele ainda nem tinha esse quadro, ele só entrava às vezes no programa, enfim eu não devia nem estar escrevendo nada porque você é isso que eles querem maaaaaas... continuando, ele com esse programa novo aí de venenosa, começou a inventar coisas absurdas de mim".


"Até então eu não liguei porque ele é só mais um inventando coisa com meu nome pra render matéria, só que ele começou a afetar os meus fãs, mexe cmg, mas não mexe eles, com essas intrigas que ele fica tentando criar contra mim e a Anitta, os fãs começam a brigar como se fossem torcidas organizada marcando encontro pra brigar, jogando ácido um no outro, pq amam seus ídolos e os defendem com unhas e dentes e eu fiquei muito chateada com isso, por isso não dou mais entrevista para o Amin, ele está inventando coisas que estão fazendo mal pras pessoas que eu amo que são os meus fãs, é só por isso".


"Agradeço muito a Deus por ter um coração puro e limpo e de nunca ter precisado passar por cima de ninguém pra conquistar as minhas coisas e ajudar a minha família! Atendi todos os veículos de comunicação que estavam na porta menos o Amin Tá ai o ibope que você precisava", escreveu.

Chris Evans wants to bury his head in Elizabeth Olsen’s chest



It seems there are only two things on Chris Evans’ mind.

While walking the red carpet of the UK premiere of “Captain America: Civil War” on Tuesday, Evans caught a glimpse of Elizabeth Olsen’s lady bits.

Photographers captured Evans, 34, gazing at 28-year-old Olsen’s chest without shame as she stunned in a cream gown with a peek-a-boo neckline.

Evans was dashing in a dark suit and blue tie. His hair was slicked back and his beard was perfectly coiffed for the event.

The rest of Olsen’s male cast mates were able to keep their eyes forward and remain respectful during the photo portion of the evening.

Could Evans have bigger plans for Olsen in the future? Only time will tell.

No Curry? No Problem, as Warriors Eliminate Rockets



OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Golden State Warriors gathered for practice on Tuesday morning, Coach Steve Kerr addressed the one topic that was impossible for everyone to ignore: Stephen Curry’s injured right knee. More specifically, the steps his team would need to take during Curry’s indefinite absence.

Kerr began by offering some perspective. Few teams in the playoffs are immune from injuries. Not the Los Angeles Clippers, who lost Chris Paul and Blake Griffin this week. Not the Boston Celtics, who are without the services of Avery Bradley. And not the Warriors, who are suddenly dealing with a significant void in their backcourt.

“We have to just keep moving,” Kerr said. “For now, we just have to play without him. We’ve proven we can do pretty well. We’re not the same team, but we can still win games.”

On Wednesday, the Warriors won another, demolishing the Houston Rockets, 114-81, to close out their first-round series in five games. It was a Curry-free clinic put on by the Warriors, who took the best-of-seven series, four games to one, and showed once again that they are greater than one man, even if that one man is a star of Curry’s caliber.

Klay Thompson, so often overshadowed by Curry during the regular season, scored 27 points and went 7 of 11 from 3-point range to lead the Warriors, who will face the Los Angeles Clippers or the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference semifinals. Draymond Green collected 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, and the Warriors had 30 assists on 45 field goals.

“Everybody, they think Steph goes down and the entire series changes,” Green told The Associated Press after the game. “But we thought otherwise.”

James Harden scored 35 points for the Rockets. His teammates combined to shoot 26 percent.

Fans at Oracle Arena wore matching gold T-shirts that read “Strength in Numbers” across the front. That has been one of Kerr’s mantras since he took the job before the start of last season, and it probably resonates with his players now more than ever.

The Warriors lost Curry for at least two weeks when he slipped on a wet spot and injured his knee in Sunday’s Game 4 victory. On Wednesday, Curry was a presence on the bench, albeit while wearing a beige blazer instead of a uniform. He walked with a slight limp. Kerr said he was optimistic that Curry would eventually rejoin the team in its hunt for a second straight title.

“We’ve won a lot of games the last couple years with various people out,” Kerr said before the game, “and we’ve just got to keep doing it. There’s no secret formula. It’s just everybody being ready to play and ready to compete.”

Before Wednesday’s game, the Rockets’ Jason Terry made a guarantee of sorts, pledging that the Warriors would have a “long flight” back to Houston for a potential Game 6. Many of the Warriors seemed mildly amused by Terry’s words. Others disregarded them all together.

“I don’t care,” Andrew Bogut said.

“Good for him,” Thompson said.

Sure enough, things got away from the Rockets in a hurry. Thompson and Green opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers, and Rockets Coach J. B. Bickerstaff took all of 74 seconds to call his first timeout. It did little good. Shaun Livingston, who replaced Curry in the starting lineup, sank his first six shots. The Warriors led by as many as 19 in the first quarter.

Rockets not named James Harden shot 5 of 34 in the first half. By the third quarter, with the Warriors’ lead continuing to grow, the Rockets yielded to the sad reality of a long off-season ahead of them — and most likely an overhaul of their roster.

“The season, from the beginning, wasn’t going our way,” Harden told The A.P. “Just had too many distractions. It’s just been like a bumpy road this entire season.”

Ted Cruz picking Carly Fiorina as his running mate? It's a gambit bound to fail



Pardon me, but this has been tried before: desperately naming a running mate prior to a national convention. It’s a losing gambit.

OK, maybe the third time will be the charm.

Ronald Reagan failed miserably in 1976 when he chose liberal Republican Sen. Richard B. Schweiker of Pennsylvania as his running mate nearly two months before the convention. Schweiker became a burden. Delegates nominated President Ford.

Jerry Brown looked even more lame in 1992 when he tapped the Rev. Jesse Jackson to be his vice president prior to the New York primary. Brown lost the primary he could have won to Bill Clinton. Then he tumbled downhill quickly.


It’s always possible that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s selection Wednesday of Carly Fiorina as his running mate will help him gain traction as he chases Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. This is a cockeyed presidential contest, after all.

But such a scenario is hard to envision realistically.

Cruz’s strategists obviously are targeting California, where Fiorina won the Republican nomination for U.S. senator in 2010 and presumably retains some party appeal. California is seen as the last roadblock to prevent Trump from clinching the nomination before the Cleveland convention.

But Cruz still needs to win Tuesday in Indiana.

And to use a basketball analogy for the Hoosier State, which thrives on the sport, Cruz’s veep selection looks like a half-court shot at the buzzer. That almost never works.

Anyway, while Cruz has Fiorina, Trump has Bobby Knight, the legendary Indiana Hoosiers basketball coach. Knight is a strong fan who has been campaigning alongside the front-runner.

“Is it a game changer? No, I don’t see it that way,” says veteran political strategist Marty Wilson, referring to Cruz’s selection of Fiorina. Wilson managed Fiorina’s 2010 Senate campaign.

Fiorina won the Republican primary in a near-landslide over two competitors. Then she lost to Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer by 10 points.

“Cruz has to stand on his own in Indiana,” Wilson says. “If I were running Cruz’s campaign, I’d have him camped out in Indiana and have Carly come out here until [the California primary] June 7.

“But if he can win in Indiana, then that makes California very darn interesting. She’s an effective campaigner.”

Of course, Fiorina would have been perfectly happy to campaign for Cruz anyway, whether as a running mate or a surrogate. She endorsed him long ago after quitting the race herself — and after Trump had mocked her face, sarcastically remarking it was a turnoff and nonpresidential.

Still, I can’t imagine any Trump supporters abandoning the insult artist to vote for the Cruz-Fiorina ticket. If she’d had that kind of drawing power, it would have been seen in Iowa or New Hampshire, where she lagged far behind and dropped out.

Fiorina did perform well in the debates, but couldn’t transform that into votes.

And although Fiorina can be very pleasant in person, on the presidential trail she often came across as bitter and a bit mean — not exactly the counterweight Cruz should be looking for.

Nevermind that Fiorina has never held public office — not one. Yet, Cruz is choosing her as a stand-in for president of the United States.

Yes, Trump has never held office either. But Cruz isn’t exactly letting that slide.

If Wednesday’s announcement was about placing a woman on the ticket to counter Hillary Clinton’s historic candidacy, Cruz is getting way ahead of himself. First the nomination.

Moreover, choosing a running mate at this early stage deprives a campaign of some fun and mystique. Veep speculation helps to keep the public awake and semi-interested.

Cruz has also now snubbed his nose at every other vice presidential wannabe. So forget him.

But he has erected an inviting target for Democrats.

“Are they going to run on [Cruz’s] record of shutting down the government and denying climate science, or on her record of exporting American jobs, tanking Hewlett Packard’s stock price when she was CEO and losing the 2010 California Senate race?” California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton asked in a prepared statement.

“It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

I traipsed around with Reagan, covering him for The Times as he tried to control the damage caused by his selection of Schweiker 40 years ago. The conservative former California governor was attempting to attract moderate delegates from the Rust Belt, but really riled up southerners.

A hand-holding trip to Jackson, Miss., particularly stands out. One delegate, asked about Schweiker, told me: “I am still chewing on him. I can’t get him down.”

By the Kansas City convention, Schweiker was offering to just go away. Reagan figured that would look even worse. So he rejected the offer.

Brown’s selection of Jackson was truly boneheaded.

The then-former California governor was trying to attract black voters. But roughly a third of Democratic voters in New York were Jewish. Many regarded Jackson as anti-Semitic because he had embraced Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat and had referred to New York City as “Hymietown.”

Brown wound up getting only 10% of the Jewish vote. And Clinton still won among blacks.

“Jerry Brown would have won New York if he had not selected Jackson,” Tom Quinn, his longtime political advisor who had shied away from the 1992 campaign, told me back then. “A lot of people were offended.”

It’s usually best not to get burdened with these veeps until the convention.

Hertha Marks Ayrton: The pioneering British scientist who discovered the secret of ripples




Hertha Marks Ayrton was an award-winning English engineer, mathematician, inventor and physicist, best known for her ground-breaking work on electric arcs and sand ripples.

Born in Portsea, Portsmouth, on April 28, 1854, she was of Jewish parentage and the third of eight children. She was the daughter of a seamstress, while her father was a clockmaker and jeweller who left his family in debt when he passed away in 1861.

She went to live in London at the age of nine and was taught at a school owned by her aunt Marion Harzog. She adopted the name Hertha in her teenage years, after the ancient Germanic earth Goddess.

The young scientist attended Girton College in 1876, part of the University of Cambridge, famous for pioneering women’s education and the first residential college for women established in England.

Ayrton famously wrote: “An error that ascribes to a man what was actually the work of a woman has more lives than a cat.”

She passed the Cambridge University Examination for Women in 1874 with honors in English and mathematics, the University of Californianotes, and was known by her peers for her fiery personality.
The inventor

Ayrton was also a life-long inventor and in 1884 she patented a line divider, an instrument for dividing a line into any number of equal parts which could be used by artists and architects.

The device was unveiled at the Exhibition of Women’s Industries and was her first major invention.

In 1915, Ayrton invented a fan to clear poisonous gases away from the trenches, with over 100,000 fans dispatched to the Western Front.

From 1884 until her death in 1923, Hertha had registered 26 different patents.

Ayrton is also celebrated for her work on electric arcs, a highly luminous and intensely hot discharge of electricity between two electrodes, which she began researching in 1893.

Arc lamps were widely used for public lighting at the time but their tendency to flicker and hiss was a problem.

“In experimenting on the arc, my aim was not so much to add to the large number of isolated facts that had already been discovered, as to form some idea of the bearing of these upon one another, and thus to arrive at a clear conception of what takes place in each part of the arc and carbons at every moment,” she famously wrote.

“The attempt to correlate all the known phenomena, and to bind them together into one consistent whole, led to the deduction of new facts, which, when duly tested by experiment, became parts of the growing body, and, themselves, opened up fresh questions, to be answered in their turn by experiment.”

When a wave washes over sand, ripples will appear, with Ayrton analysing these patterns when she started caring for her sick husband in 1901.

This simple observation was a scientific mystery until Ayrton read "The Origin and Growth of Ripple Marks" to the Royal Society in 1904 [the first woman to do so] when she received the Hughes Medal for her work on ripples and the electric arc.

“To anyone who, for the first time, sees a great stretch of sandy shore covered with innumerable ridges and furrows, as if combed with a giant comb, a dozen questions must immediately present themselves,” she wrote.

“How do these ripples form? Are they made and wiped out with every tide, or do they take a long time to grow, and last for many tides? What is the relation between the ripple and the waves to which they owe their existence? And a host of others too numerous to mention.”

Her words were then published, marking a permanent contribution to the canon of physical science and a victory over discrimination and exclusion.

Today's Google Doodle was designed by artist Lydia Nichols and shows Ayrton framed by her breakthrough findings.

It marks her 162nd birthday and celebrates her legacy as an engineer, mathematician, physicist, and inventor.

“Her impact is still rippling through the scientific community,” Google notes.

The Doodle can be seen in browsers in countries including Egypt, Iceland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Tunisia and the UK.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Rihanna: Why She Doesn’t Believe Jay Z Cheated On Beyonce


Rihanna has spoken! It was only a matter time before Rihanna’s true feelings about ‘Lemonade’ were revealed, and she loves it! But she thinks Jay Z has always been completely loyal to Beyonce. Could she be right?

Rihanna, 28, may be the last person on Earth who doesn’t think Jay Z, 46, cheated on Beyonce, 34. In fact, this whole incident is bringing back memories of her own tumultuous relationship withChris Brown. An insider tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively about it all!

Rihanna, Jay Z, and Beyonce go back, like, waaaayy back. The three haven’t always been close friends since they rose to prominence, but it should come as no surprise that Rihanna feels loyalty for both Jay Z and Beyonce when it comes to the whole cheating scandal that has thrown the world into a frenzy over the last few days.

“Rihanna loves Beyonce and respects her as a woman, friend and an artist. The same goes for Jay. He’s been nothing but loyal to Rihanna over the years and a true gentleman and she thinks the fans are giving him a raw deal over Lemonade,” a source tells HollywoodLife.comEXCLUSIVELY. Well, she is right about fans going crazy over the cheating rumors.

Because ever since Beyonce dropped Lemonade, the only thing people are asking is who did Jay Z allegedly cheat with? So Rihanna has good reason to be worried about Jay Z, but as the saying goes, he made his bed — now he must lie in it.

The internet has been buzzing ever since Beyonce’s HBO special on April 23. Rihanna does have a pretty tight relationship with both Beyonce and Jay Z, and if she doesn’t think he’s a cheater, then there may be some weight behind her opinions. Maybe the “Becky with the good hair” lyric was simply some form of creative expression?

Either way, Rihanna is not buying into the whole cheating scandal. “Ri loves that man to pieces and doesn’t believe he has it in him to cheat. He’s a family man, who loves his wife and that beautiful girl of his,” says the source. “Like everybody else, Rihanna’s an outsider looking in. And from her vantage point, she’d love a man like Jay Z in her life. He’s the boss of all bosses; mature, educated and very suave. She places him on a pedestal and believes he’s committed to Bey.”

Sadly, Rihanna is probably the only one still holding onto hope. At least if the rumors are true, Bey and Jay have moved on and are staying strong together.

Do you think Jay Z cheated on Beyonce, HollywoodLifers? Or is Rihanna right to stay loyal? Tell us below!

Rita Ora Takes Princess Diana’s Lesson in Revenge Dressing



There is one very effective way to not get involved in unseemly public to-and-fros with one’s enemies and detractors: let your clothes do the talking, and fighting.


And so it was for Rita Ora, subject of the BeyHive’s anger that she might be Jay Z’s secret lover—the poor, hunted “Becky with the good hair”—in the continued fallout of the obsessing over themes of Beyoncé’s latest album, Lemonade.


Ora, not to be cast down with the torrent of online hate engulfing her, ventured out in public, wearing exactly the same red Gucci shirt and skirt as Beyoncé wore in the video for “Formation.”


Then came a picture of her wearing a bra with a lemon design over the nipples.


Now perhaps this was a coincidence, or perhaps it was a taunt, or defiance. But it worked.


Revenge (or quite literal statement) dressing is an art. Ora’s is an intriguing variation on a theme: hers is not a “my heart will go on” dramatic dress, but—if intentional—more a playful and cheeky play-with-fashion emphasizing she will not be menaced or shamed in a publicity circus not originally of her making.


The undisputed leader of the pack when it came to saying FU with a frock was Diana, Princess of Wales, who—on the night that Prince Charles confessed his adultery on television in 1994—attended a function in a dramatic black Christina Stambolian cocktail dress, knocking him visually from the front pages the next morning.


Revenge isn’t just a dish best served cold, it can also be strapless and sparkly.


The key to the revenge dress, as Diana showed, is to say to gawpers, “I am fine. Whatever you’ve read about me, whatever the situation is, I am not hiding.”


And so it was for Jennifer Garner at this year’s Oscars, in a dramatic one-shoulder Atelier Versace dress. The breakdown of her marriage to Ben Affleck so long the subject of tabloid coverage, with her pictured as a busy mom with their kids, the Oscars frock offered an effective, “Yeah, and I’m a movie star too.” (She later joked with Jimmy Fallon that the dress’s tightness had almost killed her.)


Reese Witherspoon wore a strapless Nina Ricci cocktail gown at the 2007 Golden Globes with similar “I’m still standing” intent, as her marriage to Ryan Phillipe crumbled.


Both Gwen Stefani and Mary Louise Parker used very different black dresses to return to the public realm after breakups (with Gavin Rossdale and Billy Crudup respectively).


Sometimes the “revenge dress” can be perceived to be a more emphatic, “See what you’re missing.” After breaking up with Drake, Rihanna wore a see-through, glittering, sheer Adam Selman dress, which was, he said, “just fishnet and crystals and a couple of fingers crossed.”


n 2013, Taylor Swift attended ceremonies in white dresses, variously form-fitting (Calvin Klein at the People’s Choice Awards, and “Grecian goddess” at the Grammys) to deliver Harry Styles an eye-roll at his misfortune not to be in a relationship with her.


In 2010, at the Golden Globes, Jennifer Aniston was even hailed for attaining a “revenge body” against a “tired and bony” Angelina Jolie.


Sometimes the “revenge dressing” is an assertion, like Ora’s, that while public feeling may be against you, this will not leave you whimpering in a corner. Rachel Uchitel, revealed as one of Tiger Woods’s mistresses, took unwelcome infamy as a spur to face the world as an ambassador of casual chic, topped with big Jackie O frames.


Similarly, Christine Ouzounian, rumored to be the nanny that Ben Affleck had an affair with, did not skulk with head down, but instead faced the gossip-mongers looking a dozen definitions of fabulous.


As Maureen O’Connor put it in New York, “She flaunts her scarlet letter like it’s the season’s hottest accessory—and in doing so is building her own modest fan base as a quasi-ironic icon for sexual audacity.”


However it is worn, the “revenge dress” must be worn with steely determination. When she broke up with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez’s lower-cut dresses were perceived to be “revenge,” whereas in fact they may have just expressed a less directed fashion statement.


At November’s CMA Awards, Miranda Lambert wore a black dress deemed a “revenge dress” following the breakdown of her marriage to Blake Shelton.


But sometimes you have to go to an awards ceremony. Sometimes you just have to show the world you turned up. Lambert’s dress seemed less “revenge” and more, “Still standing, and I cannot wait to get home.”


Not all revenge dresses are about a person who’s wronged you, sometimes they are for your own self-assertion, and your own presence and value. Sometimes they need to do a brilliant sartorial camouflage job on a bad emotional day.


Sometimes, as with Rita Ora’s double-up Gucci skirt and blouse, and bra with lemons, they remind us the wearer is their own person, and not easily intimidated by a fellow star or their fans.


As Diana showed in that attention-grabbing Christina Stambolian dress, living well and passionately proved the best revenge when she split from Prince Charles. Her beauty and charisma formed a devastating photogenic torpedo. Ora should also note the best accessory Diana sported when wearing that Stambolian dress: a defiant, megawatt smile.

Gareth Bale fails to shine in draw that leaves Real Madrid the happier

In the end Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t make it out on to the pitch at the Etihad. He wasn’t the only one. Midway through the second half on a still, clear, occasionally fretful night Zinedine Zidane split his trousers on the sidelines early in the second half. This is unlikely to have been a symptom of excessive excitement.

Three things of interest happened here. First Ronaldo declared himself hors de combat, although with the regal caveat that if this had been a truly big game he would have played.

After which these semi-finalists played out a messy 85 minutes of slow‑simmer first-leg football. Finally Joe Hart produced a brilliant all‑or‑nothing block with his chest at the feet of Pepe, an entirely misleading moment of excitement for any latecomer TV viewers.

At the end of which Real Madrid will have left the Etihad happier at a 0-0 draw that slants this tie their way, if not decisively. City will perhaps rue a missed opportunity. A 0-0 draw at home is, so Champions League lore goes, generally a pretty decent result. And yet this always seemed City’s best chance of nosing ahead against a team without a clean sheet away from home in the league since November.

City did see off for 90 minutes Madrid’s key galáctico who was on the pitch, a semi-absent Gareth Bale. Relief at which seems to have stilled their own attacking instincts. They never did drive properly at this slightly depleted Real team, or attack with the same confidence they showed at times against Paris Saint‑Germain in the previous round.

But then there is a disorientating glare about playing Madrid. Not least at this stage in the competition, a tie styled as a meeting of old and new, royals versus parvenus. Madrid remain inseparable from this competition, from the early golden era, the first incarnation of the big money fantasy formula in the Di Stéfano years.

Even news of Ronaldo’s absence produced a tangible sense of absence beyond the reach of most athletes. Even, perhaps for some among the home crowd, Madrid and Ronaldo is after all one of the great spectacles of the sporting age. When Madrid are in town they’re the only show in town, a club that travels like a Tudor royal household, on the march with the full hand of hounds, pigs, footmen in tow. Here the press rooms thronged with hangers-on, wonks, gladhanders and media foot soldiers of every nationality, desperate for a sliver of white-shirted glam.

With Ronaldo reduced to strutting about in the warm-ups and then retreating grandly out of sight, the spotlight fell naturally on the next in line. Before kick-off Bale was heartily booed by a section of the City fans, replying with a brief wave. This was the first time the world’s most expensive footballer had played in England since his departure in 2013 as reigning player of the year (as an aside anyone wondering about the trajectory of the Premier League star system might want to trace a finger along a graph that reads Bale, Suárez, Hazard, Mahrez: from the stellar to the worthy).

Bale came here in a happy place. He is currently the only real superstar British footballer out there, the undoubted top gun when England play Wales in France in seven weeks’ time. And yet here he was a flickering presence, as he can be sometimes, menacing in possession but glimpsed only rarely, shut down by some excellent pressing from City’s midfield double bolt, the Fernandinho‑Fernando axis.

Even in snatches Bale is a thrilling footballer, with a wonderful surging simplicity in his movements. His only notable touch of the opening 10 minutes was a neat little backheel on the right touchline to set Karim Benzema away. After which he drifted out completely, before materialising again by the touchline to produce a marvellous curling cross at full sprint by the corner flag. Later he appeared suddenly striding though midfield, top knot jouncing rakishly, drawing a body check from Vincent Kompany.

After which Bale entered standby mode as the game became a little snarky and messy. There were the usual shenanigans from the hilariously villainous Pepe, tugging back Kevin De Bruyne then lunging straight through him and drawing an overdue booking. It would be tempting, with any other player, to suggest Pepe was acting under orders, that fouling De Bruyne was a plan. But Pepe only has one plan anyway: this plan.

Moments later Sergio Ramos escaped without a card for an ankle-raking slide on Fernandinho, somehow managing to confuse the referee Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey with his wild protestation, his charisma, aftershave, club badge. Pepe and Ramos: it is hard to imagine a more infuriating pair of velvet glove hatchet men.

Bale crept vaguely back into the game towards the end. Madrid hit the bar from a corner. Bale paused theatrically before punting a promising a free-kick into the wall. From the corner Bale headed down and Hart produced that wonderful save.

And that was that, a white-out. City’s own galácticos, David Silva, Sergio Agüero, De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, £160m of attacking talent, were all on the pitch at some stage but mustered just two shots on target. Ronaldo, Madrid’s own pump-action shotgun, will be back at the Bernabéu. Bale is unlikely to be so invisible. Dazzled a little by the white light, City may have missed a chance to assert their own strengths on a night of absences.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

William Shakespeare Authorship Conspiracy Theories: Did Famous Playwright Have Ghostwriter Like In ‘Anonymous’?



William Shakespeare, the legendary English writer of plays like “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet” and “Macbeth,” may not be their true author, some people believe. One theory, as demonstrated in director Roland Emmerich’s 2011 movie, “Anonymous,” is that Shakespeare did not write any of the plays for which he is credited. On April 23, the same date on which Shakespeare was born and ironically died, let’s look at some of the conspiracy theories swirling about the Bard of Avon’s alleged ghostwriter.

Edward de Vere:

The film “Anonymous” claims it was Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford, who was the true author. There is little evidence to support this, but some conspiracy theorists maintain there are codes on some of Shakespeare’s plays that mark de Vere as the real writer, as the Telegraph pointed out. The movie does a good job of constructing a world where Earl of Oxford could feasibly be the “real” Shakespeare.

Sir Francis Bacon:

It was first surmised Sir Francis Bacon, writer of New Atlantis, scientists and essayist, was responsible for Shakespeare’s works in 1856. There is little evidence to support this, other than some of Shakespeare’s plays are similar to Bacon’s.

William Stanley:

Given they have the same initials, William Stanley is a popular possibility. As the Earl of Derby, he had he own theater. He would also sign his name as “Will.” He was also married to Elizabeth de Vere, who was married to William Cecil. This made Cecil a relative of his through marriage. Many believe Polonius from “Hamlet” was based on Cecil.

Christopher Marlowe:

Christopher Marlowe was a playwright and a contemporary of Shakespeare. Marlowe died in a bar fight in 1593, but conspiracy theorists maintain his death was faked so he wouldn’t go to prison for being an atheist.

While there are plenty of theories about the true authorship of Shakespeare's works, Columbia University professor James Shapiro wrote in his 2005 book, "A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599,” that Shakespeare is the real writer. But it wasn’t enough to convince the doubters.

"I thought I did a damned good job showing that it could only have been Shakespeare who wrote the plays we attributed to him," Shapiro told CNN in 2010. "And I naively thought, that will slow people down who think that Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare. And they kind of stepped around it.” Shapiro added: "And I thought, I have to stop and really address this."

Scouting Stars-Wild Game 6: Dallas takes another shot at advancing to second round Sunday afternoon



Game 6: Stars at Wild

2 p.m. Sunday TV: NBC Radio: 1310 AM The Ticket
Storyline

The Stars still lead their best-of-seven first round playoff series, 3-2, but they are one loss away from facing a Game 7 Tuesday in Dallas. That could be frustrating for a team that led 3-1 after four games. If the Stars win Game 6, they will win their first playoff series since 2008.

Game 6: Stars at Wild

2 p.m. Sunday TV: NBC Radio: 1310 AM The Ticket
Storyline

The Stars still lead their best-of-seven first round playoff series, 3-2, but they are one loss away from facing a Game 7 Tuesday in Dallas. That could be frustrating for a team that led 3-1 after four games. If the Stars win Game 6, they will win their first playoff series since 2008.

Pearl Mackie announced as new Doctor Who companion



The 41st guest in the Tardis, who has previously appeared in daytime soap Doctors, says she is ‘incredibly excited’ to be joining the show

The actor Pearl Mackie has been revealed as the new companion for Doctor Who. The announcement was made in a specially shot clip broadcast during half-time at the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United, shown on BBC1 on Saturday. In the sequence, Capaldi and Mackie are shown exchanging barbs while hiding from a Dalek.


Mackie will be the Doctor’s 41st companion, and the ninth since the show was rebooted in 2005 – give or take (fans are divided on the official status of several characters who travelled only briefly with the Doctor). Mackie, who will play a character called Bill, takes over from Jenna Coleman to star alongside the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi. She will make her debut at the beginning of the show’s next season in 2017.

On joining the cast in her first major television role, Mackie said: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the Doctor Who family. It’s such an extraordinary British institution – I couldn’t be prouder to call the Tardis my home. I can’t wait to see what adventures are in store for him and Bill throughout time and space.


“Reading the script at the audition, I thought Bill was wicked. Fantastically written, cool, strong, sharp, a little bit vulnerable, with a bit of geekiness thrown in.” The actor described shooting the trailer as “absolutely mental”.


“There were pyrotechnics and smoke and I met my first Dalek. I’m not sure it will ever become ‘the norm’ seeing crazy monsters on set, but I cannot wait to meet some more. The weirder the better – bring it on!”

Capaldi said it was “a genuine delight” to welcome Mackie to Doctor Who. “A fine, fine actress with a wonderful zest and charm, she’s a refreshing addition to the Tardis and will bring a universe of exciting new possibilities to the Doctor’s adventures.”

Steven Moffat, outgoing lead writer and executive producer, said: “A new face in the Tardis, a new voyage about to begin: welcome aboard, the amazing Pearl Mackie! This is where the story really starts.”

Mackie trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2010. Since drama school, she has worked across theatre, film, radio and television. Her acting credits include Svengali, a British film released in 2013, and she is currently appearing in the stage production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Among other actors who had been thought to be in the running for the role were Coronation Street’s Michelle Keegan, Rakhee Thakrar, who impressed many with her performance as Shabnam Masood in EastEnders, and Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and guest-starred in the last season of the sci-fi show.

In January, Steven Moffat revealed that he was stepping down as the lead writerand executive producer of Doctor Who. He will be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, who will start work as executive producer in 2018. Series 10 is to be Moffat’s last.

‘Stay Classy, Philly!': Flyers T-shirt pokes fun at infamous bracelet incident



As is customary, the Flyers will give away free T-shirts to the fans attending Sunday’s Game 6 clash with the Capitals, though this time, rather than a standard-issue free shirt with the team logo and name plastered on the front, Philadelphia decided to have some fun at the expense of both itself and its fans.

Sunday’s giveaway will commemorate the already-infamous bracelet incident that occurred during Game 3. Philadelphia’s PA announcer Lou Nolan, whose pleas to fans to stop tossing the bracelets were shared across blogs and social media, graces the front of the shirt along with the words, “Stay Classy, Philly!” The team shared the front of the shirt via Twitter Saturday afternoon.

[An NHL team embarrassed itself in Philadelphia. (It wasn’t the Capitals.)]

The incident started after a multi-player fight between the two teams broke out, which was the result of a nasty hit on Washington’s Dmitry Orlov by Philadelphia’s Pierre-Edouard Bellemare that sent Orlov into the boards head-first. Bellemare was eventually suspended one game by the NHL. Orlov was struck by one of the wristbands while being attended to on the bench.

The bracelets, the same ones that would find their way to the ice and result in a delay and a two-minute penalty against Philadelphia, were used in Game 3’s pregame ceremony, which was held in remembrance of late owner Ed Snider. The wristbands glowed in the dark and made for a wonderful scene ahead of the Capitals’s 6-1 victory. The Flyers also gifted fans free shirts with Snider’s silhouette in the team logo ahead of the game.

Game 6’s shirts will sport a different Flyers icon, with a semi-smiling Nolan on the front next to the words, “Stay Classy, Philly!”, a nod to the signature sign-off of Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s quotable lead character in the 2004 hit, “Anchorman.”

Although the words, “Stay classy, Philly,” were never actually spoken over the speakers in Philadelphia the night of the wristband incident, Nolan certainly captured the statement’s sentiment. As fans continued to litter the ice with the free bracelets despite his pleas, Nolan went from trying to appeal to the morality of the disruptive fans to hopelessly chastising them when a penalty was finally assessed to the crowd.

“This is Philly, this is not somewhere else in the NHL,” he said. “Have some class.”

According to the Post, Nolan went on to call the fans’s actions “classless,” as he attempted to inform them that their actions would cost the Flyers if it continued.

“Okay, those fans that were classless enough to throw these … next one that’s out there is going to cause us a minor penalty,” he said in mounting panic.

As the raining of wristbands continued, the Flyers were hit with a penalty, leading Nolan to finally metaphorically (and probably literally) throw up his hands upon announcing the two-minute penalty.

“Okay, those of you that have been throwing them, you’ve done it now!” poor Nolan finally said in agony. “Two-minute bench minor. Way to go.”

Flyers fans can at least take solace in knowing they are not the only fans to interfere with their teams’s chances — Florida Panthers fans pulled the same move March 31, only they used rubber rats.

This item has been updated.

Cleveland Cavaliers looking to eliminate Pistons with Game 4 win



AUBURN HILLS — The Cleveland Cavaliers can eliminate the Detroit Pistons from the Eastern Conference Playoffs on Sunday night with a victory at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Cavs used an in-bounds play, drawn up by head coach Tyronn Lue and discussed with assistant coach Larry Drew, 10-minutes before Friday night’s Game 3 tipped off.

The play was executed to perfection and ended with Kyrie Irving hitting a three-point shot with no time left on the shot-clock. It lead to aCavaliers 101-91 victory and a 3-0 series lead.

“Me and Larry Drew was playing with it before the game and I said we have to be able to burn them on the counter with this because they are jamming the guy from out of bounds. We just played with it for 10 minutes and came up with something and it’s crazy because that play right there sealed the deal for us that we worked on right before the game,” Lue said at the team hotel on Saturday.

Lue would not disclose the name of the in-bounds play, but acknowledged that he has a book on in-bounds plays that he has accumulated over his coaching career. It’s one of the reasons why the Cavs have a 3-0 series lead over, their rookie head coach has been pulling all the right strings.

The Cavs have gotten a huge contribution from LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. The ‘Big 3′ as they are known has scored 212 of the team’s 314 points in this playoff series.

“All three of them know what each other expects from one another, I think that is the biggest thing. And like I said, our bench has been great and phenomenal too. Like last night wasn’t just about the big three, I thought it was about our whole team collectively,” said Lue.

Kyrie Irving has been a completely different player this series, he has scored at least 20 points in all three games and is averaging 26 points, shooting 52 % on three-pointers.

“I’m not going to ever stop shooting or being who I am. These guys want me to shoot, especially if they’re going under my pick-and-rolls. It’s just continuing to prepare, prepare, prepare and trust my shot, and the regular season didn’t really matter. It’s this season that matters,” Irving said on Friday night after Game 3.

The Cavs have a chance to sweep the Pistons on Sunday with a win and they expect another hostile environment. While sweeping Detroit could give them a little more rest, the most important thing is winning the series. LeBron James’ teams have won 16 straight first round games. He’s seeking his fourth consecutive first round sweep on Sunday.

Beyonce’s Lemonade Live Stream: Watch The HBO Event For Free Here


It’s time to find out what Beyonce’s been up to! The good news is you can watch Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ premiere right here for FREE. Click inside!

Beyonce, 34, is about to unleash a top secret project for her fans on HBO on Saturday night, April 23. While Lemonade remains a mystery to the world, you can watch it all unfold LIVE right on your computer screen. So exciting!

It’s time for a fresh cup of Lemonade! Or, actually, it will be an hour-long project from Beyonce that no one seems to know anything about. Still sounds really, really yummy though, right?

Beyonce’s Lemonade will premiere at 9pm ET on HBO, and you can watch on HBO Now and/orHBO Go. Make sure to select the “FREE TRIAL” on the top right of your screen to start watching!

Plus, because the premium movie network is having a FREE preview weekend, the channel will be available to all cable subscribers — even if you don’t have HBO as part of your package!

So, what is Lemonade, you ask? Well, the truth is… we’re really not sure. There has been speculation that it is an hour-long visual concept music video, it could be the debut of a brand new album, or it could be a follow up to Beyonce’s first HBO documentary. Will we see Jay Z? Will there be a Blue Ivy cameo? One can only hope!

While you’re waiting to find out what Beyonce’s Lemonade is, CLICK HERE to stream her previous self-titled album.

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — What are YOU most excited about for Beyonce’s Lemonade? After watching, be sure to comment and let us know what your favorite part was!

Friday, 22 April 2016

KANE NETS WINNER, BLACKHAWKS BEAT BLUES IN 2OT



The Chicago Blackhawks finally got a goal from one of their top stars. Patrick Kane's first of the playoffs saved the defending Stanley Cup champions' season.

Kane scored on a backhander early in the second overtime and the Blackhawks avoided first-round elimination with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues early Friday.

"We've played in a lot of overtimes with this team and had some long stretches here in playoff runs, so when you get those opportunities sometimes you come up big," Kane said. "Sometimes you get lucky, too."

The Blackhawks thanked fans for staying up late in a tweet overnight and supplied a note for sleepy supporters to use at work or school Friday:


Kane's fifth career overtime playoff goal, tied for third on the career list, was his first of the series and fellow standout Jonathan Toews still has none. Both assisted on Artemi Panarin's goal in the final second of the second period for a 3-1 lead.

"I don't think I was very good in that first overtime or very good at all tonight," Kane said. "It's one of those things I tried to tell myself just to get confidence going into that fifth period and try to make some plays."

Kane, who led the NHL in scoring with 106 points, circled the net to corral his own shot that slowly slid wide, and poked it past Brian Elliott at 3:07 to send a standing-room crowd of 19,956 home unhappy.

"I tried to make a move around a guy who was maybe trying to block my shot," Kane said. "Made a move, saw the puck and tried to get one on net there. Fortunately enough, it kind of squeaked out to the other side.

Elliott's stick got tangled up with defenseman Jay Bouwmeester's skate on the play, so he was late crossing the crease.

"The plane's at 3. Let's get playing," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We've got to find another way to make them crack."

David Backes, who got the winning goal in the Blues' 1-0 overtime victory in Game 1, tied it on a deflection that slipped past Corey Crawford with 5:10 to play. Rookie Robby Fabbri and Jaden Schwartz also scored for St. Louis.

"I thought we played one of our better games," said defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who assisted on all three goals. "It's going to be a tough place to win. We won the last two there, though."

Marian Hossa and Artem Anisimov also scored for Chicago, which takes the series back home for Game 6 Saturday night.

"Tough to give up another lead like that, but we didn't crack," Crawford said. "We stuck with our game and we're excited to go back home now."

Chicago won despite being outshot 46-35, and helped road teams improve to 19-15 in these playoffs.

"I don't know if that's the way we drew it up," said defenseman Duncan Keith, who led all skaters with 42 minutes of ice time. "It would have been nice to just hang on to that lead but Kaner came through."

The Blackhawks have won three of the last six Cups, but also are trying to avoid first-round elimination for the third time in six seasons.

Kane and Toews were paired on the top line for Game 5 and both assisted on Panarin's seemingly back-breaking goal with 0.4 seconds left in the second period for a two-goal cushion.

The Blues are trying to end a string of three consecutive first-round playoff exits. In 2014 they had a 2-0 lead on Chicago and then lost four straight.

"I don't think our mind-set changes at all," Fabbri said. "A tough one to end here, but we're going to let this one go."

Chicago stayed alive without Andrew Shaw, suspended for one game for making a homophobic slur at the end of Game 4.

The teams combined for 11 game misconduct penalties at the finish of the Blues' 4-3 win in Game 4 on Tuesday. There were no penalties in the first period of Game 5.

NOTES: Joe Sakic had eight career overtime goal and Maurice Richard had six and Glenn Anderson also had five. ... Fabbri was among the rookie leaders with 18 goals during the regular season. ... Blues D Carl Gunarrsson returned after missing game with an upper body injury. Rookie Joel Edmundson sat after playing the first four games. ... The Blackhawks inserted David Rundblad in place of Michal Rozsival, who was minus-3. Fs Brandon Mashinter and Dale Weise also played with Tomas Fleishmann out.