Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paris Hilton arrested on cocaine charge in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Paris Hilton was arrested on the Las Vegas Strip late Friday after police saw a cloud of what they suspected was marijuana smoke wafting from the windows of a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend, then found a small amount of cocaine in her possession.

A crowd quickly gathered near the stop on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Wynn Las Vegas resort at about 11:30 p.m. PDT Friday, and Hilton was taken into the hotel "to keep her safe" during the initial investigation, police said.

The 29-year-old socialite and her boyfriend Cy Waits were booked into the Clark County jail, police said. Watch commander Lt. Wayne Holman said Hilton was released early Saturday morning.

Officer Marcus Martin said police found that Hilton had a substance that tests later showed to be cocaine, but he did not say how much of the drug was found. She was arrested on felony cocaine possession charges.

"I am gathering facts, but I caution people not to rush to judgment," her attorney, David Chesnoff, told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview Saturday morning.

Hilton's manager did not immediately respond early Saturday to telephone calls for comment. Her publicist, Dawn Miller, did not immediately return an e-mail message.

Jail records showed that Waits, 34, remained held pending a court appearance on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Hilton's court date was not immediately available.

The arrest came during a week in which a burglary attempt was made on Hilton's Los Angeles home.

Officials said 31-year-old Nathan Lee Parada faces a felony burglary charge in the Tuesday incident.

Authorities have said that someone carrying two big knives banged on Hilton's window. She posted a photo of the arrest on Twitter and described it as "scary."

Hilton was arrested this summer after the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup match in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on suspicion of possession of marijuana. The case was then dropped at a midnight court hearing.

Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. After spending about 23 days in jail, Hilton told CNN host Larry King that the experience caused her to re-evaluate the role partying played in her life. She said she wanted "to help raise money for kids and for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis."

While most famous for her tabloid exploits and reality TV series "The Simple Life," Hilton has appeared in the films "Bottoms Up," "The Hottie & the Nottie" and "House of Wax."

Source: Yahoo News

Friday, August 27, 2010

Scary gaffe adds to week of airline mishaps

In the middle of an otherwise-peaceful British Airways flight from London to Hong Kong on Tuesday, a terrifying announcement blasted over the speakers.

The automated message warned the 275 passengers to brace themselves, because the plane was about to crash into the sea.

"We all thought we were going to die," one passenger said.

Flight attendants quickly reassured the traumatized passengers that the message was a mistake, and British Airways say they are investigating how the incident could have happened.

This is just the latest mishap to come to light in a wild week for airlines.

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a record $24.2 million penalty for American Airlines, saying the company put passengers in danger by flying 14,000 flights with planes that didn't meet safety standards. In 2008, the airline canceled more than 3,000 flights to try to fix the electrical wiring on its jets. American plans to appeal the fine.

Meanwhile, in one of the more ill-considered marketing moves in recent memory, Henan Airlines plastered a photo of a crashed, charred plane on its homepage this week, after 42 of its passengers died in the crash in China. The company has fired its president over the crash.

At least one of the week's airline gaffes added a measure of adorability to the cavalcade of fear, safety fines and crash photos. A Thai woman was arrested at Beijing's airport after she hid a drugged baby tiger in her suitcase, next to a stuffed toy tiger. Thai officials subsequently placed the 3-month-old cub at a wildlife refuge.

Source: Yahoo News

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jessica Simpson’s ‘Normal’ Models

Jessica Simpson is to use real women to model her fashion collection.

The curvy singer – who has faced criticism for her weight in the past – is reportedly set to turn her back on the trend of using skinny models in her New York Fashion Week show in September, and instead has decided to use real women to showcase her clothing collection.

An insider told Life and Style magazine: “Jessica Simpson plans to unveil her latest collection for the media at New York Fashion Week in September, but there’s a twist. Instead of using super-skinny models to showcase her designs, Jessica has decided to send her best friends – real women in real sizes – down the aisle.

“This is the amount of the brand’s retail grand revenue, not what Jessica takes home. She attends all business meetings and makes all major decisions. She’s a sharp businesswoman and knows what women want.”

The 30-year-old blonde admitted her television show ‘The Price of Beauty’ – which sees Jessica travel the globe to investigate some of the extreme lengths some women will go to in order to look good – has finally helped her accept to her body shape.

She explained: “We all obsess over looking like the perfect Barbie type, and that’s not always what’s beautiful. It’s about making peace with yourself.”

Source: ContactMusic.com
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Book Review

I just read the book Do Lunch by Roger Troy Wilson. This book was interesting to me because I wanted to start a diet and actually lose weight. I was on Weight Watchers but was having trouble sticking to the points and was gaining my weight back. This book talked about eating the right kind of carbs so you get full faster and eat less so how the book claims its easy to lose weight. But after reading the book, I realize this book is not for me. The main point of the diet in this book is to eat low carbs and cut out bread,crackers,rice,etc. That is unrealistic to me. I enjoy eating those things now and then and to completely rid them of my diet is not realistic. When I truly followed Weight Watchers about 2 years ago I managed to lose 25 ibs and it may not have happened all at once, but I slowly lost the weight. I only gained my weight back when I stopped following the plan. This time I am going to be serious and lose weight because I am going on a nice vacation soon and I want to look nice in the pictures and I also have support from my husband who will support me on this diet and help me lose weight and will help me anyway I can. While the book may help some people lose weight, it will not help me at all. But whats nice about the book is it had stories from other people telling their success on this diet and also the book had some delicious nice recipes in it as well that I plan on incorporating into Weight Watchers myself. Part of another reason why this book will not work for me is that I am a very picky eater, I do not eat very well and on Weight Watchers I can basically eat what I want, as long as I can keep up with my points and eat good serving sizes of the food. When I really try at Weight Watchers it truly works for me and I succeed at it. So I read the book with an open mind but this diet is for those who would like to eat low carbs and exercise. I truly need carbs in my diet for me to succeed.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Review coming soon

Hey y'all. Many of you may have noticed a new ad on this blog for booksneeze.com. Well they have this site where you can order a book for free, and just write a review on it and a blog and then the book is yours to keep. Well I got a book from them today and I am about halfway through it right now. Once I finish it I will write a review for all of you to read. I hope you all will enjoy my review and enjoy this site as well. Thanks.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Simon Has A Big Heart

After hearing about 12-year-old Megan Kershaw's brave battle against a rare liver cancer, Simon Cowell made her wish come true!

She has withstood 18 months of painful chemotherapy and had three-­quarters of her liver removed to beat this disease. But Megan made a “wish board” hoping to meet Simon, Girls Aloud and take a trip to Disney World in Florida.

And Simon is making it all happen including paying for her trip to the most Magical Place on Earth!

Her mother, Deborah, said:

“This is wonderful. Megan is really excited, she can’t wait, she is counting down the days. It’s lovely to seem. People have been so generous raising money and now Simon Cowell has been so generous too. I think he was touched by her story and Megan’s determination to beat cancer. It will be really emotional for me to see her finally getting to Disney World after all we have been through.”

Megan has already met Girls Aloud and the casts of Mamma Mia and Billy Elliot. Next month, she will head to Florida first class for the Disney trip in honor of her 13th birthday.

She was diagnosed with the disease in 2008 after collapsing at school with a backache.

“It came out of the blue. No one knows the outlook. But Megan is a real ­inspiration," added Deborah. “She has never ever complained. She has a fantastic sense of humour and is so determined to beat this.”

When asked about his gift, Simon replied, “Megan is a very brave girl. I’m glad I could help.”

Source: PerezHilton

Friday, August 06, 2010

It's A Boy For Amy Poehler

This morning, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett welcomed their second little cherub into the world, a beautiful baby boy!

The couple named the handsome little guy Abel James Arnett and the whole family is reportedly all "healthy and resting comfortably. "

Source: PerezHilton

Monday, August 02, 2010

Dennis Rodman Involved In A Car Wreck

Tmz is reporting that Dennis Rodman was involved in a car wreck. The former NBA star was a passenger in the car that flipped 3 times as a result of a tire blowout.

Rodman had to be pulled from the car from some people who stopped to help. They later asked for autographs, but Dennis declined.

The driver of the car was taken to the hospital and treated for head injuries.

Source: TMZ

Review of the book Same Kind Of Different As Me

This book caught my attention because I wanted to see the movie first. But I decided to read the book first. This was about a rich man and w...