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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nnamdi Asomugha Will Be A Dad


Another baby bump people are going to watch. This time it’s of Kerry Washington. The Scandal actress is expecting her first child with hubby Nnamdi Asomugha, the Nigerian-American NFL player.

Although the two married secretly on June 24, 2013, they might not be able to keep this news private. According to sources, the couple is ecstatic about the news.

How long?
A friend of the actress said that she’s about four months pregnant. So, first it was their wedding last summer. Then, this time it’s the baby on the way.

Nnamdi Asomugha and Kerry Washington met and dated in 2012. Then, a year after, they got married in a small ceremony held in Hailey Idaho on June 24th.

Remains Quiet
Kerry likes to keep her personal life private as public display of her private life doesn’t suit her (anymore). She said that when she did talk about her life before, it turned out badly.

Although the baby news has been out, Kerry may remain to be quiet about this news and not talk about it. She and hubby just want to let it unfold itself. She wanted to nurture her relationship with her hubby out of the spotlight. (That’s a good thing, unlike other celebrities who display their affection to the public; even though we know they’re heading to Splistville.)

Nnamdi Asomugha is considered by many as a colossal disappointment when it comes to football. But many people will be delighted to find out that he can do something that he can be proud of, i.e. to be a dad.

According to a person close to Asomugha, the CB and the actress didn’t plan this to happen. But then again, it happened.

What’s Asomugha’s reaction?
No one ever knows as he’s very aloof.

Will this affect Washington’s character on Scandal?
It might. Olivia Pope getting pregnant might be a perfect plot twist. But who’s going to play the baby daddy? We can’t be sure.

So, what of Nnamdi Asomugha’s future?

He’ll be a dad, for one. Pretty sure he’ll have a great time taking care of Kerry as his team, 49ers bid farewell this week. Whew!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy National Cat Day – It’s Your Day, Garfield!

It's National Cat Day!

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I’m not really an avid fan of cats but hey it’s National Cat Day!

Okay, kittens and cats. It’s your day today. I’ll be more forgiving. But I still can’t forgive the cat that stole our food a few years ago.

In line with today’s event, Uber, an application that you can use to order a taxi or a SUV to pick you up at a certain location, is also celebrating National Cat Day. The company added Kittens! on its list of items that you can order.

If you’ve $20 to spare, you can ask the company to deliver a kitten that you can snuggle for about 15 minutes. But the service is very limited. It’s only available in Seattle, New York and San Francisco.

Is it a scam?
The company does it for the animal shelter in each city previously mentioned. It partnered with Cheezburger to collect fees for the development of animal shelters.

The celebration of Cat’s Day made it difficult to score a kitten using this app. Some people are concerned about this event saying that transporting kittens from one place to another can be stressful to them. They even considered it as cruel. But most of those who could get the idea, they just laughed at the promotion of Uber.

2005
The first National Cat Day was celebrated in 2005. Its aim was to express the love of cats and to find homes for cats living in shelter homes. With the birth of social media, our feline friends have finally trumped dogs in the battle against the most popular animal online.

But why do people love cats?
They’re cute. Well, most of them. Remember Snoopybabe from China? It’s adorable.

They know how to look superior. Grumpy Cat that won lifetime achievement award in Friskies awards in New York. It became a legend on the Internet because of how it looks – always annoyed. With its popularity, it scored a lucrative deal with Friskies. Lucky cat!

Does everybody love cats?

I don’t love them but I don’t hate them. They’re adorable. But not all people are cat lovers. Some of them said that they are a true nightmare in real life, though perfect for the Internet. Others, however, are really lovers of cats. In fact, they want each day to be National Cat Day. For them, they are more beautiful and they don’t smell bad as dogs do. 

For me, I think this one is the cutest: 
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Apple Inc (AAPL) Numbers Low – Company Is Still A Favorite


Apple Inc. (AAPL) numbers are out. And their investors are happy as the result is good.
People expected this company to go down the same way as Microsoft hit the bottom. Unfortunately, this company knows how to control the market and here they are, getting ahead of the game.

Products
Its products are ahead of people’s expectations, especially its iPhone sales. Although its iPad isn’t getting enough money, the numbers aren’t too bad.

What Does The Company Say About Its Products
1. New products in 2014
Next year, we’ll be expecting new products from this company. According to Tim Cook, the company has more than enough skilled individuals to make innovative hardware, software and services that can topple other companies, like Microsoft. With that in mind, Apple (AAPL) earnings will still be high, we’ll expect that.

2. More and more iPad
Nope. They’re not giving free iPad. But the company will continue to improve this product. But people who are aiming for iPad Air may have a hard time getting it.

3. More Mac
We’ll expect to see more Mac products to be released a month from now.

iPad Sales Lowered
Apple Inc. (AAPL) admitted that the sales of their iPad aren’t encouraging to some people. But for them, the numbers are already good enough to make new models in the months or years to come. According to the company, it has sold more than 170 million of iPad earlier of this month. In 2014, the company is expected to ship 78.8 million iPads. The number will increase every year.  

Still A Favorite
Despite its decline, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is still a favorite. But it’ll continue to face decline. Thanks to its rivals Google Inc (GOOG), Samsung Electronics, Microsoft (MSFT) and Amazon.com. With these companies, Apple’s products may face serious competition that may result in decreased earnings and lower stock price. The company’s share has been hanging. Some of its investors are asking Tim Cook to spend more money on the company to buy back its stock. Although the board has already done that, these investors want more.


Even though Apple Inc. (AAPL) stock price is falling, it’s not going down as other companies. In fact, it’s still the world’s favorite public company. It has a market capitalization of not less than $480 billion. As of its products, they continue to reshape and innovate for the world to enjoy. 

Olivia Wilde Is Expecting … Her First Child With Jason Sudeikis


“Thirteen” will have her number 1.

Confused?

Okay, we’re talking of Olivia Wilde, who portrayed the role of Thirteen on the hit TV show “House.” We’ve learned that she and fiancĂ©, Jason Sudeikis, are expecting their first child together. The news was announced by Olivia herself.

When they were seen out making their way to the Kanye West concert, the baby bump wasn’t obvious yet. Well, she’s pregnant for a few weeks so it’s obvious that you won’t see any signs of a bun in the oven.

Earlier this year, Olivia Wilde admitted that she couldn’t wait to start a family with Jason. Pretty sure the couple is delighted to know that their wish has come true.

According to the couple’s friends, she and Jason are incredibly happy and very excited to welcome a new member to their family.

How many children would they like to have?
For Olivia, it doesn’t matter. She’s a very open-minded person. This means that this unborn child of theirs won’t be the only child they will have. Olivia revealed that Jason is very good with kids. And when she first met him, she thought that he’s the one she wants to raise a child with.

The Meeting
It was in 2011 when they first met. Olivia Wilde met Jason on Saturday Night Live of which he’s one of the hosts. Six months after the first meeting, they were seen together. And they did confirm that they’re dating.

A few years after, they got engaged. As for the wedding? They’re planning to have it in New York this spring.

Former Marriages
This isn’t the first marriage of Olivia, however. For eight years, she was (happily) married to Tao Ruspoli, an Italian prince.

As for Jason, it isn’t his first marriage either. In 2010, he announced his separation to this wife, Kay Cannon, after six years of being together. So, sad eh?

But Olivia Wilde was grateful enough for that separation as she found her way to Jason. In fact, she called him the great love of her life.

Jason And His Weight Loss
You’ve seen Jason before. He was a bit chubbier. But thanks to Olivia, he got slimmer physique now. According to him, he doesn’t workout at all. But he does have a workout partner, Olivia, in bed.  

With her, he’s happier than he’s ever been.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Romance
Since they fell for each other, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are always seen together doing PDA. They also took to various magazines to reveal how much they love each other. And yes, they did tell those magazines’ readers how much sexy sex they have each day, week or year? For us, we know that it’s enough to get her pregnant. That’s for sure.

Funny Child

We don’t consider Olivia Wilde as funny but we do think Jason is funny. So, we’re hoping that the mini Jason or tiny Olivia will be more like Jason, who’s a very funny person. Since the two of them are aesthetically pleasing, their child, too, will grow up to be as gorgeous as their parents. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Lou Reed Has Died – Months After A Liver Transplant


First, it was Marcia Wallace (70). Then, there’s Lou Reed, who died at the age of 71. The cause of his death has yet to be known to the world. However, a few months before, he underwent a liver transplant.

Already Dying
According to his wife, Laurie Anderson, Lou was already dying before his liver transplant operation in May of this year. She added that she thought he’d never totally recover from this state.

Who is Lou Reed?
He was the lead vocalist of Velvet Underground. For Rolling Stone, said band is considered as the most influential American rock band of all time.

A Brooklyn native, Lou was known for his raw guitar style, his poetic solo and his innovative noise compositions.

The band was formed in the 1960s. Two of its most popular songs were Heroin and I’m Waiting for the Many. They were all addiction-themed because of Lou’s past alcohol and drug use.

While doing solo, he wrote and sang about Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day.

Before He Became Famous
His birth name was Lewis Allan Lou Reed. He was born in 1942 in Brooklyn.
After studying college, he immediately worked as a staff songwriter for Pickwick Records. Then, he went on to form the Velvet Underground.

Having Solo Career
Although he’s still part of his band, Lou Reed did launch a solo career in 1970. He recorded a song that was a hit known as Walk on the Wild Side.

He became a part of Factory in New York. He started creating solo albums such as Berlin, Metal Machine Music and Transformer.

Relationships
He was once married to Sylvia Morales in 1980s. But they got divorced in 1990s. A few years after that, he started a relationship with his fellow musician/artist, Laurie Anderson. They began to collaborate and perform live. And in 2008, they got married in a private ceremony.

Popularity Of His Band
His band, Velvet Underground, didn’t achieve great success. But Lou Reed and his band mates were recognized as a major influence on art rock and punk. According to a musician, the album of the band only sold about 10,000 copies. But those who bought it immediately formed a band.

What Led To His Liver Transplant?
He was a hard drinker and drug user. For many years, he had battled said addiction. That was one of the reasons he needed a liver transplant. Although his illness had taken a toll on his health, he appeared in various events. He said that with modern science, physics and chemistry, he made a rapid recovery.

When he appeared at the Cannes Lions International Festival, his increasing frailty was visible. He also criticized the quality of digital music. According to him, that type of music sounds like shit.

He was also known to have a lack of patience with the press. According to him, these media men are very problematic. When he was asked how he remained to be creative. He said that he “masterbate” every day.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Marcia Wallace Died – Are We Ready To Say Goodbye To Edna Krabappel?


Last night, fans of The Simpsons were saddened to learn the news about the death of Marcia Wallace.

For Simpsons’ fans, she was Edna Krabappel, who was a 4th grade teacher having the same student for 24 years. But before lending her voice to such beloved character, she portrayed as the wisecracking secretary while on The Bob Newhart Show.

Breast Cancer
Marcia suffered from one of the most popular cancers in the world – breast cancer. But, for 28 years, she has been cleared from that disease. She became an activist for breast cancer and had been seen talking in front of young and old women to discussing about how it can be prevented and how sufferers can handle it.

It was in 1985 when she was diagnosed to have breast cancer but she was able to fight it back. Because of early detection procedures she had undergone, she was freed from the clutches of this medical condition.

And in 2007, she had won the Gilda Radner Courage Award of Roswell Park Cancer Insititute because of the time she had spent building a community for breast cancer sufferers and survivors.

At the time of her death, 9 pm last night, Marcia Wallace was breast cancer free. According to her representatives, her death was the result of several complications from other illnesses.

Who Was She
To those who didn’t know her:

1. Bob Newhart Show
In the 1970s, she played the role of Carol Kester on the Bob Newhart Show. Then, in the 1990s, she reprised her role on the Murphy Brown.

2. Battle of the Network Stars
In 1978, she appeared on ABC’s competition known as the Battle of the Network Stars. She joined other then-famous celebrities in this friendly competition.

3. Love Boat
She was also seen on The Love Beat as a guest. It was in 1978.

4. Taxi
In 1982, she appeared as Marcia Wallace on a TV show. She appeared along with Christopher Lloyd, who played the role of Reverend Jim Ignatowski.

5. Full House
She was Mrs. Carruthers on Full House, a recurring character of that popular TV show.

6. That’s My Bush
In 2001, she was a guest on That’s My Bush showed in the Comedy Central.

Future of Simpsons
Now that Marcia Wallace passed away, what’s the future of Mrs. Krabappel?

Representatives of The Simpsons announced before that the life of this veteran character would have to end. But, we’ll just have to wait and see if this is going to happen.

She was married to Dennis Hawley for six years, until he passed away from pancreatic cancer in 1992. They’ve a son together, Michael Hawley.

She wrote about her illness and how she has lost her husband in her book Don’t Look Back, We’re Not Going That Way. Although it tackles dark issues, the book is not free from her sense of humor and optimism of her life.

This is truly a terrible loss for her family and for the fans of The Simpsons. We’ll surely miss her trademark laugh – Ha!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

7.1 Magnitude Japan Earthquake Occurred But No Damage Reported


After Bohol, another earthquake occurred. And this time, it’s in Japan. Fortunately, there’s no damage being reported. Unlike in 2011’s earthquake that hit in the same country killing thousands of people and damaging billions of properties, this 2013 earthquake didn’t cause damage.

Although there was a tsunami alert after the 7.1 magnitude tremor struck about 320 km off the coast, it was then lifted a few hours after. However, people who are working at the Fukushima power station were advised to leave the areas and seek higher ground. 
Thankfully, there was no damage in the plant. There weren’t changes in readings at radiation either.

According to Japan Meteorological Agency, a small tsunami could reach the eastern coast of Fukushima after the tremor happened in the Pacific Ocean. Said agency also issued a yellow advisory to those areas that have been hit by Japan earthquake in 2011.

The quake hit in the morning of October 26, 2013 at 2:10 am, Tokyo time (around 4:00 am in the Philippines).

Since the 2011 earthquake in Japan, two of the country’s 40 reactors were not operating.

What caused a killer quake?
Quakes happen because those rocks underneath the Earth slip past each other. The cause of movement is the stress. When it’s too strong for the fault, it’ll release energy causing an earthquake.

What does the 7.1 magnitude quake mean?
The 7.1 Japan earthquake happened didn’t cause damage to the location. But this magnitude is considered as an intensity VII tremor. This means that it can slightly damage specially designed properties. But it’ll severely damage those structures that have been poorly built. When this magnitude quake happens to your vicinity, you’ll expect to experience falling of chimneys, columns, walls and factory stacks. There will also be overturning of heavy furniture.

Is Japan prone to earthquakes?
Yes, it is. It’s one of the seismically active areas in the world. This country is like the Philippines that experiences several earthquakes each year. Some of them are can cause damage while others don’t.

Can we predict earthquakes?
As opposed to volcanic eruptions, we can’t know when an earthquake will happen. The crust of the Earth has pieces that constantly moving. Unfortunately, scientists haven’t invented yet a technology or a machine that can predict the next earthquake may occur. However, geoscientists and seismologists can identify what areas in the world belong to the seismically active areas. Sadly, Philippines and Japan belong to those group that experience more earthquakes every year.

How should we minimize the damage?
Since we can’t predict when an earthquake is going to occur, it’s important to build a stronger structure. When you’re planning to build a house, you should inform your government’s volcanology and seismology agency to help you assess whether or not the area is in an active fault. As per the guideline of a national building code, you can’t build a building, a house or anything that’s found within 5 meters of a fault.

When an earthquake happens again, you should pay more attention of the things that you don’t see as they can surely cause damage. As for the Japan earthquake that just occurred a few hours ago, we just hope and pray it won’t happen again. The 2011 quake in this country and the October 2013 quake in Bohol are just too much to bear.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

4 Known Haunted Theaters in the World


It’s almost Halloween and what’s a great way to celebrate it? Going to haunted places, of course.

Have you thought of going to theaters? You may think that such place is for experiencing romance and suspense. But those old theaters have histories of staff and audience members that have come and gone. And these people do come back as GHOSTS.

So what are the theaters in the US and other countries known to be haunted by ghosts?

1. Belasco Theater
It’s located in New York City. The ghost of the late David Belasco, a 20th-century Broadway producer, is said to be living in this theater. Women and audience who visit this place did report of seeing and feeling mysterious ghostly pinch.

2. Palace Theater
It’s home to Judy Garland, who was one of the most popular Broadway artists in 1960s. During her comeback performances, she sang her hits, like The Man That Got Away and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. According to past workers of this theater, a special door was actually built for the artist’s entrances and exists. Now, some people who work here reported to see ghostly figure of the star in that doorway.

3. Paris Opera
Although it has been renovated for several times, it didn’t clean up ghost sightings. It may not be the Phantom sightings but it’s a theater’s ghost of an older woman who committed suicide in the 19th century. Reports said that she used to roam in this theater to find the person who rejected her.

4. Palace Theater In Los Angeles
It’s one of the oldest movie theaters in this state. Its third balcony was once closed because of racial segregation. But onstage performers did report of seeing ghostly figures in that balcony. The said balcony’s doors are locked up to prevent anyone from going there. Even audience members did report of seeing a figure of a woman, who dressed up in white lace and crossed the stage during an ongoing performance. Then, she disappears into the wings. She’s not part of the play because she’s never to be seen again.


These aren’t the only theaters in the world that are considered to be haunted. You can read reports about ghostly sightings of famous rock stars, movie stars, etc. in various places. So, if you want to prove that a ghost is real and not just a product of people’s imagination, then why not try going to these places and find out yourself. Let us know if they’re real by leaving us a comment. 

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