Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, October 31, 2009

Destiny Church,MoMENtum and The Cult

TVNZ must have a sense of humour.The other day I spotted the irony that that TV2 programme The Cult, was advertised alongside a well written piece on the Destiny Church [see below], written in the wake of the MoMENtum meeting, the meeting where 700 followers pledged their allegiance to God Brian Tamaki.

As it happens, Momentum is the name of a cult - in fact it is the name of the cult in the TV show The Cult. "Momentum, in an effort to avoid problems, forms a 'council' of longest serving members." Not sure if they have 700 or not.

Ha, there's even a person in New Zealand chapter of The Cult called Hannah, the same name as Brian Tamaki's wife. She's in love with the cult leader, who is charming, articulate but ultimately delusional.According the website:
Hannah is in love with Edward, who genuinely believes in what he preaches...He has already started to reinterpret the Momentum belief systems to suit his own ends...He truly believes he is special.

Is this where Destiny Church got the the idea of MoMENtum from?

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How To Find FDIC Insured Banks and Institutions

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How To Find FDIC Insured Banks and Institutions You've surely heard by now of all the FDIC Insured Banks that have been failing throughout the U.S. (115 since January 2009). So how do you cover your assets and make sure that the bank you choose to deposit your funds in is FDIC insured? The FDIC has a search feature built into their website, where you can search for FDIC insured banks across the
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Concept ship art by Alexey Lipatov

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More on the busy busy cult of Brian

Garth George did really have one big scoop. But TV3 were also on the case on the cult of Brian. Cultwatch has upgraded Destiny's rating from caution to danger. Destiny was featured on Campbell Live last night [you can see that online here].Campbell Live had a plant in last weekend's Destiny conference, but, despite Destiny's claims that they have an open door policy, they wouldn't let TV3 reporter David Farrier in.

[ Update:This has now been confirmed by TV3 news boss Mark Jennings]

Now Destiny is claiming the story was grossly inaccurate without specifying what parts are inaccurate, even when asked. I spoke to Destiny's Janine Cardno today and asked her for just one inaccuracy. She said she was too busy to do that - but said she had a "whole list" So, at her request I have asked for that list. Also Destiny hasn't even given one thought as to whether to take the programme to the Broadcasting Standards Authority - Cardno said they were too busy to do that, too.

I suggest you also check out MacDoctor's excellent post on the cult of Brian. He says it well and fairly.
It is obvious from what we see of the contents of this covenant, that members are not encouraged to do anything except accept the words of Tamaki. I suspect that, if God calls a Destiny church member to do something great for Him outside of Tamaki’s ambit, He is going to have to speak very loudly indeed. This covenant is probably the most restrictive, crushing thing I have ever seen.

What Brian Tamaki has created here is not a church, but a personality cult centered around him. Check out the Close Up interview of him here and count how many times he mentions himself and his achievements. How many times does he mention Jesus Christ? Once.
Well done. Here's Living Colour.
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Paulo Konno V-RAPTOR model concept ship

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This is the V-RAPTOR, a retro futuristic air fighter designed by Paulo Konno. It was all designed and sculpted in AliasStudio. The images were rendered in Bunkspeed HyperShot, except for the raptor specs.jpg which presents a brief conceptual specifications description of the fighter under its Alias model.

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The Twilight Saga:The New Moon movie is super-emotional romantic movie

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New Moon is Stephenie Meyer's second book in the Twilight series. According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love.An upcoming film adaptation is tentatively set for release on November 20, 2009.
New Moon director Chris Weitz has revealed that the movie is a super-emotional romantic roller-coaster, and Weitz wants his audience to be ready for the ride. "I would like to be able to produce more tears than any movie before, if possible," Weitz was quoted saying on Tuesday.

What's the tear-jerker? You got it: romance! "We've tried our best to deliver on the romantic scenes in the film," Weitz said. "If we could only weigh them with some kind of cubic tear measure!"

Or they could weigh them in box office sales. Many theaters already have begun selling advance tickets to New Moon so viewers can see exactly what will happen between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in this hotly-anticipated second film installment of the Twilight series. Weitz revealed that during filming, the public was obsessed with getting a sneak-peek at the New Moon stars. "I can remember trying to barricade some windows by turning tables over so that they couldn't look in at a cast dinner that they we were having," Weitz said. "When the cast went back to Vancouver there were cameras everywhere. Everyone knows where every set is going to be. It goes with the Internet and all the information is out there all the time, and whenever one of them is spotted it's immediately Twittered."

Tweet-tweet, Christopher Weitz. You better believe we were following. Check out our posh gallery of the very hotel suite Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were said to have shared during New Moon filming. Bring on the action!

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Actress Miley Cyrus worst celebrity influence of 2009 ; JSYK.com

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American pop singer and television and film actress Miley Ray Cyrus is best known for starring as the title character in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana.She one of Disney's hottest stars of the past three years with hit records and hit films, has been voted the worst celebrity influence of 2009 by the very people who made her a star, tweens and teens, according to an online poll on Wednesday.

Cyrus, 16, took 42 percent of votes in the poll for AOL's JSYK.com (Just So You Know) website aimed at 9-15 year-olds, pushing Britney Spears and rapper Kanye West into second and third places, respectively, in a section on worst celebrity influences of the year.

No reasons were given for the poor showing of the singer-actress and the popular star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana" television series.

But the ranking follows a year which has seen Cyrus controversially dating a 20 year-old model, making "slant eyes" in an informal snapshot criticized as mocking Asians, and being accused of pole-dancing on a teen awards show.

Cyrus also came in No. 4 in the category of favorite female artist, behind 19-year-old country sensation Taylor Swift, "I Kissed a Girl" singer Katy Perry and R&B star Beyonce. The poll attracted almost 50,000 votes.

"I think Miley is in an interesting space where she is trying to graduate from being 'Hannah Montana' and a Disney channel celebrity and coming into her own and having a career beyond Disney," said Stephanie Cohen, editor of JSYK.com.

"I think her fans still want her to be the sweet Hannah Montana and she is trying to age up...Parents are definitely resisting it," Cohen told Reuters.

Cyrus has been one of the biggest teen idols in the world since 2006, selling more than 7 million albums, starting her own fashion line, and taking $154 million at the worldwide box-office for "Hannah Montana: The Movie" in 2009.

West, whose interruption of Swift's acceptance speech at a music award show in September was deemed the most shocking moment of 2009, took 19 percent of votes in the worst celebrity influence section.

Swift, the best-selling U.S. artist of 2008, has risen again in popularity this year.

"I think Taylor Swift has done a great job of showing her true self and coming across as very sweet and down to earth. A lot of her songs are about the underdog and teens can really relate to her," said Cohen.

Elsewhere, the stars of vampire movies "Twilight" and its forthcoming sequel "New Moon" dominated the JSYK.com poll. Kristen Stewart was voted favorite female movie actress and Taylor Lautner surged past Robert Pattinson in both the favorite male movie star and "cool guy you'd like to hang out with" categories.

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mikebot blog and website.

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God is not happy with Brian Tamaki

I had a chat to God today and he told me that he is not happy with Brian Tamaki. Not happy at all. God told me that Tamaki is an arrogant prick, who leads a cult, not a church.

And God is, as usual, right.

Tamaki, you see, is the "spiritual father " of the Destiny Church, and about 700 male members of the church are his "spiritual sons".All swore a "covenant oath" of loyalty and obedience, pledging their allegiance to Tamaki and were given a "covenant ring" to wear on their right hands and have to follow instructions in a document called Protocols and Requirements Between Spiritual Father & His Spiritual Sons. These men in all conversation always have to speak of Mr Tamaki in a favourable and positive light; and in formal and/or public occasions, they will always address him and his wife, Hannah, first in acknowledgments and addresses at meetings "as a sign of respect to the father of the movement". At meetings, they are told to bring Bible, pen, paper or laptop to note down Mr Tamaki's sermons which "shows how highly you value the Word of God from Bishop's mouth".

I think the fact that it comes out of Bishop's mouth is more important to his followers than whether it is the "word of God" or not. And yes, they call him Bishop, not "the Bishop". Furthermore
any "son" is honoured either by the church or secularly, he is to mention his "mentors and role models" - Mr and Mrs Tamaki - "because Bishop is one of God's best-known representatives in our country"
No he's not. He is not God's representative. He is merely the best known cult leader in our country.
Under "Conduct Towards Bishop", the "sons" are told that "Bishop is the tangible expression of God", so they need to understand how to properly approach their man of God "to protect the anointing and not transgress this special relationship". They are always to be respectful and honourable in Mr Tamaki's presence. "Even though he is very sociable and open - remember who he is!" They must never be "in his face" and must protect him from outsiders who attempt to do that.
Tamaki is putting himself above God. Now even if you don't believe in God I'm sure - if you are not one of the brainwashed Tamaki followers - you can see that this is arrogant prickery.

Destiny Church is no longer a church - it is officially a cult, and it is about time other church leaders spoke out against this cult. The NZ Cult List may do well to upgrade Destiny's rating from "caution" to "danger".

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Fashion model Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were married on Sunday

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fashion model Ivanka Trump and New York Observer Publisher Jared Kushner were married Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., during a lavish ceremony and reception, according to People. "Ivanka wore the most beautiful dress by Vera Wang that was reminiscent of Grace Kelly," Barbara Walters, a guest at the ceremony, reported on The View this morning.
Ivanka, an executive VP in her father's organization, and Jared, whose father, Charles, is also a real estate developer, like Donald Trump, began dating in 2007 and got engaged last July. Ivanka spent 18 months converting to Judaism for Jared, and the wedding was an Orthodox ceremony, complete with invitations printed in both English and Aramaic. "I only had a three-month engagement so it was all done pretty quickly," Ivanka recently said at a launch party for her book, Trump Card. "To all those women planning a wedding, just be organized and decisive. It also helps if you have a wedding planner helping you out!" Wedding Planning 101

We assume it also helps when your dad owns the venue, but, you know, details. The Donald is on the record as approving of Jared, which had to be a relief to Ivanka. Seriously, imagine bringing your boyfriend home to that guy, with his hand gestures and magnificent branded vodka.

Other guests at the wedding included New York gubernatorial aspirant and famous rodent-face Rudy Giuliani; Baba Wawa and her date, The View executive producer Bill Geddie; and of course Ivanka's mother and stepmother, Donald's first and third wives. Sources said Ivana and Melania were cordial. Advice: Your Ex Husband, His New Wife, Your Kids

Aside from their respective fortunes, Ivanka and Jared already have a leg up on many newlywed couples. Ivanka told New York Magazine earlier this year that they make a great match because they understand each other's demanding work schedules, and neither expects the other to put career aside for family. A relationship based on mutual understanding and compromise? That'll never work!
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Twilight star Julia Jones's interview with LimeLife

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The Twilight Saga star,who role as Leah Clearwater, Julia Jones spoke exclusively with LimeLife upon returning to Los Angeles from the Eclipse sets in Vancouver.
Leah Clearwater's Julia Jones opens up on her "really good job," new opportunities and - yes! - working with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Here we kick off a highly-coveted two-week series where she shares the shocking story behind landing the part of Leah, the ways your life transforms when you've starred in the biggest film franchise in the world, and the inside truth about Twilight cast relationships.

Interview Highlights:

LimeLife: Julia, you've just played this amazing role in Eclipse and we can't wait to hear about it. First though, can you tell us from where else we might know you?

Julia Jones: Probably the most notable thing was that I did a recurring role on ER. I appeared in their final season [as Dr. Kaya Montoya], so it was pretty cool to be a part of something that great and large as it was closing. Everybody was appreciating it, so it was a good time to be involved.

LimeLife: We heard that there were open casting calls for Eclipse. How exactly did you score the part of Leah Clearwater?

Julia Jones: The casting director I've had a relationship with for a number of years. She actually just called us up and I went in and auditioned for the director David Slade and for her, and came back about a week later and read for some people from Summit and David again and some of the producers. And then I waited for about a month before I heard anything, and you're right, in that time they were doing huge casting calls and going up to Canada. I think they accepted tapes from anybody so really anyone in the world could put themselves on tape and potentially be seen by the casting people.

LimeLife: Okay, so basically you were tapped on the shoulder to audition for the biggest cinema craze of our time. What kind of relationship did you have with the Twilight series at that time?

Julia Jones: It's interesting because I hadn't read any of the books before I got the audition. I of course was aware of it, I have good friends who have been - I think "obsessed" is the right word - for quite some time. (Laughs.) Then when I got the call for the audition, I actually had a very serious visceral reaction. My heart started beating fast, it's a very unusual thing but I think on some level I think I sort of felt like I knew that this was going to be something important and probably life-changing.

LimeLife: Julia, you were cast with a pretty dynamic and somewhat complex character. Can you tell us about Leah Clearwater?

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Julia Jones: Yeah, totally. First of all she's the only werewolf who's a female, which is in itself a very cool thing, but she has this complicated backstory where she is heartbroken because the head of the pack Sam Uley left her for her best friend and her cousin. So in addition to that she's dealing with all the changes that you have in your body when you become a wolf, and as a girl there's really nobody who knows what's happening to her - she's really alone and out there and heartbroken at the same time. And it makes her very angry and mean, and really she's just in a lot of pain and she doesn't know how to ask for help so she lashes out.

LimeLife: What did you bring to Leah's character? Did you relate to her?

Julia Jones: The heartbreak is a very universal emotion and most of us have felt that - I have. So that was clearly part of it. But also just being so caught up in what's going on in your world emotionally that you can't connect to the outside world, that's something that's a hard thing. Anytime you go through something dark and painful, it makes you want to just withdraw from the world, except you can't. I explored what that's like a lot when I was preparing.

One of the fun things that I got to bring to her was just being a tomboy and hanging out with the boys. I was always a huge tomboy growing up and I was always competing. I was the only girl in my football league, and they were so mean to me! (Laughs). And so a lot of that was easy to draw on.

Check back with LimeLife on Thursday for Part Two of our interview with Eclipse's Julia Jones where she will be talking about how Twilight has changed her life.

Meanwhile, read about New Moon's 15-city mall tour - you could meet the cast members in your hometown!

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"Michael Jackson's This Is It "open worldwide Tuesday

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We know when Michael Jackson died in June, he was just days away from launching a 50-show run of comeback concerts in London.
Now, video footage of preparations for those performances have become "Michael Jackson's This Is It," a documentary opening worldwide Tuesday.

The simultaneous showings around the globe will be anchored by a star-studded premiere at the Nokia Theatre, a 7,100-seat concert venue across the street from Staples Center, where many of Jackson's rehearsals — and his high-profile public memorial — were held.

Longtime Jackson collaborator Kenny Ortega, who directed and produced "This Is It," is expected to attend, as are members of Jackson's band and the executors of his will. Entertainers including Snoop Dogg, Smokey Robinson and Zac Efron are also on the guest list.

Fans are likely to swarm the area, too: Many waited in line for days to buy tickets for advance screenings of "This Is It" at the new Regal Cinemas on site, which will show the film to sold-out audiences Tuesday on all 14 of its screens.

The film, culled from more than 100 hours of rehearsal footage, shows an enthusiastic King of Pop meticulously crafting his moves and performing some of his most beloved hits. No critics have seen it, but Sony — which paid $60 million for the film rights — showed a 12-minute clip to entertainment journalists last week.

Some of Jackson's family members and friends have seen "This Is It" in its entirety. Elizabeth Taylor, a longtime friend of the pop star, posted her thoughts Monday on Twitter.

"It is the single most brilliant piece of filmmaking I have ever seen," she wrote on the micro-blogging site. "It cements forever Michael's genius in every aspect of creativity."

The 77-year-old actress added that she "wept from pure joy at his God-given gift" and urged her fans to see the film "again and again."

"This Is It" opens in theaters Wednesday for a limited run, lending it some of the exclusivity of Jackson's aborted concert stand in London.

"We think the 16 days is right. It's sort of a special event that you want to frame in a special way," said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony.

Jackson died June 25 at age 50. The Los Angeles County coroner has ruled the death a homicide, caused primarily by the powerful anesthetic propofol and another sedative. Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, has not been charged with a crime but is the focus of the police investigation.
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Alexey concept ship designs

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Tons of art... karanak.deviantart.com

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Mangostan Saft für Sportler gegen Freie Radikale !

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Viele sagen Sport ist Mord ! Das muß aber nicht sein , denn die sportliche Aktivität in Maßen ist durchaus sehr gesundheitsfördernd. Dennoch scheint die Natur gewusst zu haben, dass bei körperlicher Betriebsamkeit natürliche Schadstoffe anfallen. Deswegen erhielten wir Menschen ein raffiniertes und lernfähiges Abwehrsystem. Im Prinzip funktioniert es perfekt, aber es ist nicht grenzenlos belastbar ! Eine sportliche Betätigung oder auch Belastung des Körpers bringt zwangsläufig eine Erhöhung des Sauerstoffverbrauches sowohl in den Zellen, als auch im Gewebe mit sich. Die Folge dieser vermehrten Produktion von Sauerstoff in den Zellen bedeutet daß mehr freie Radikale im Körper produziert werden ! Was kann man nun gegen diese schädlichen Einflüsse tun ? Es gibt dafür hochwertige Nahrungsergänzungsmittel die Zellschutz betreiben können ! Weiter Infos dazu auf Mangosteen Gesundheit und Zellschutz für Sportler mit dem Mangostan Saft von Xango !
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Concept ships on geenstijl.nl

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What kind of an internet monster is geenstijl.nl? Almost twenty thousand pages on Saturday. Woah.

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The Social Report is out

I'm a bit pissed off that the Social Report, which is finally out, is only available on the web, now. It means I`ll have to be near a computer to read it and I wont get my hard copy like in previous years. The media people from the MSD are a bit miffed about it too. It means that you can't get it out of any libraries, and if you don't have access to a computer you simply cant read it.

That is a real shame - the excuse is the standard one: cost-cutting.

But look at this. The economic standard of living is declining.
In the year to June 2008, 14 per cent of the population was living below the 60 per cent threshold. This was similar to the 13 per cent in the previous survey year to June 2007. The proportion of the population with low incomes rose sharply from 1990, reached a peak in the mid-1990s and has generally declined since then. However, in 2008, the proportion was still above what it had been in the 1980s as housing costs for low-income households have risen significantly as a proportion of their household incomes. Currently, 39% of families in the lowest quintile are spending more than 30% of their income on housing. That's twice what it was in the 1980's.

Time for an increase to the accommodation supplement.
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More "chilling" than the Electoral Finance Act

Sweeping powers to spy, bug conversations and hack into private computers could be given to a web of state agencies as diverse as Inland Revenue and the Meat Board

The Human Rights Commission yesterday warned Parliament of the "chilling" implications of a proposed law that would see the intrusive powers usually only available to the police extended to all agencies with enforcement responsibilities.It said that under the law, council dog control officers would be able to enter homes to install a surveillance device and the Commerce Commission would be able to detain people.
Righto. What's going on, here? Someone give me one good reason why the Inland Revenue, Meat Board, local councils, Overseas Investment Office, Accident Compensation Corporation, Environment Risk Management Authority, the COmmerce Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and the Pork Industry Board should either get enforcement powers, be able to install surveillance devices in your home, and detain people without a warrant.

If the Pork Industry Board comes anywhere near my house I`ll be ringing the pigs.
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Model Ivanka Trump weeding with Jared Kushner

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The daughter of Ivana and Donald Trump,fashion model Ivanka Trump and New York Observer Publisher Jared Kushner were married Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., during a lavish ceremony and reception, according to People.
The 27-year-old model Ivanka Trump swapped vows with New York Observer owner Jared Kushner Sunday in New Jersey, Usmagazine.com has confirmed.

The daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump wore a Vera Wang gown inspired by Grace Kelly and celebrated the day with more than 500 guests.

Guest Regis Philbin serenaded the newlyweds during the reception planned by celebrity event designer Preston Bailey.

"I always envisioned myself having a traditional and elegant wedding," Trump, 27, told Brides.com after her engagement in July.

Trump tweeted just hours before exchanging vows with Kushner, 28: "Just finished a gorgeous hike. The leaves are spectacular and the sun is shining. Everything is simply perfect! I'm getting married today!"

According to The Associate Press, wedding guests included Rudy Giuliani, Barbara Walters and Emmy Rossum.
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Jennifer Aniston coming back to TV show with Oprah Winfrey

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Jennifer Aniston has agreed to do a weekly show for Oprah's new cable channel, OWN, when it finally launches sometime next year, according to a report over the weekend.Jennifer Aniston is all excited to host a weekly show.

Jennifer Aniston as a talk show host? We can totally see it, especially if it means working with Oprah. Allegedly, Jennifer became super interested in starting her own show after hanging out with Chelsea Handler of the late night show Chelsea Lately.

According to a source, "Jen became fascinated with the format after spending time with Chelsea. When she saw Oprah she mentioned that it would be fun to do a chat show and Oprah seized the moment and suggested they front one together for her new network."

The deal hasn't been confirmed yet, but sources are saying salary doesn't matter much to Jen since she makes $5-7 million a movie and really wants to do this show. The source says, "She is doing this for one reason only; she absolutely wants to do it."

We think a talk show with Jennifer Aniston and Oprah would be wildly popular. We wonder if Jen is trying to show how approachable and friendly she really is. If so, we think this is a great way for her to show it!

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Miley Cyrus Never attacked by Swine Flu

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American pop singer and television and film actress Miley Ray Cyrus is best known for starring as the title character in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana.We love a good celebrity rumor. And when we heard that Miley Cyrus had swine flu, we realized the possibility it could be a rumor. It turns out it was. Or at least that's what she's saying anyway.

And who, of all people, started the rumor that Miley Cyrus had swine flu? Well, Miley's co-star, Cody Linley, of course. And Miley's not too happy about it. Can you blame her?

Cody, who plays Miley's sometimes boyfriend on Hannah Montana, reportedly said, "I spoke with her the day that she canceled the tour. She said she felt really bad, she didn't understand what was happening, but she just got really sick and had to run off stage because things were just like on her heart, too heavy... Then the next day she told me she had the swine flu."

Things were on her heart too heavy? Clearly, Cody doesn't really know what he's talking about, but we're just not sure why he would say Miley told him she had swine flu if she never did.

Miley says she never told him that. And in true 16-year-old Miley Cyrus fashion, she says, "Freaking Cody Linley was on the carpet last night and I think that he just like said stuff, so no... I had like really really bad strep, and I was really really sick, but no....I'm gonna give him a talking to!"

We hope Miley Cyrus isn't embarrassed if she really does have swine flu. After all, nothing to be ashamed of; it almost seems like everyone is getting it these days. It might make everyone feel better about it if Miley Cyrus gets swine flu and then fights it off!

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Dancing's Mya: interview with TVGuide.com

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American R&B singer,tap-dancer and model Mya Marie Harrison will compete on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars.
Mya is "excited" Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman has finally lavished praise on her ballroom skills, but she's still feeling black and blue. "I have bruises all over my legs," she tells TVGuide.com.Find out what happened and more.

TVGuide.com: You finally got praise from Len. How did that feel?
Mya: [Laughs] Yes, it was such an accomplishment! I cannot complain about that. We've been working really, really hard to please him. It's been a little confusing because the first time, he said he wanted simplicity; the second time, he said he wanted simplicity; and the third time, he said he expected more. We were a little thrown off each time. The Argentine tango was more of a traditional dance, whereas the lambada was a little looser, so we thought we'd do really well with the intricacy of the choreography and the difficulty and the footwork. He liked it, but Carrie Ann and Bruno didn't think the performance aspect was there, so you can't please them all! ... I'm kind of thankful for [Len's criticism] because it didn't make me too comfortable!

Dancing's Melissa Joan Hart unsure if being paired with Mark is a "good thing or a bad thing"

TVGuide.com: How did his criticism affect rehearsals? Did you feel more pressure?
Mya: Yeah, well, we always feel the pressure to do better each week. But when the timeframe's shortened, I sort of wanted Dmitry to tone down the choreography, especially when Len said it was too much. It's hard to learn so much in so little time and be able to perform it and make it look easy. I ask him if we can change things that I just don't know how to do or that I cannot get after 25 times! ... Dmitry is a very accomplished guy and the stuff he throws at me is really, really difficult sometimes.

TVGuide.com: What happened in rehearsals last week? You kicked him where it hurts.
Mya: [Laughs] Not intentionally! I wouldn't do that! The choreography was so weird and you had to use a lot of footwork and your knees obviously elevate, and when you elevate while you're turning, you can definitely hurt someone! They only showed [one kick], but I kneed him in the [groin] a couple of times. I suggested he wear a cup!

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TVGuide.com: How do you feel about the jitterbug this week?
Mya: That'll be fun. It's kind of, like, rock 'n' roll. I love the contrast from week to week. There's nothing similar. Dmitry is now sick, so we'll see what happens. It's the beginning stages of something, so I think we're all going to get flu shots. So Dmitry needs a cup and a flu shot! All the pro dancers haven't gotten any rest because they have numbers to do every night, the Michael Jackson tribute and our knockout dance and our main dance and our group dance. They're working their behinds off.

TVGuide.com: Do you re-watch your routines?
Mya: I actually didn't for the first four weeks and I just started last week after we performed the lambada. I started watching to see where I could do better. I watched Monday's performance. I'm just happy it's over. That's the hardest dance so far. It had weird timing, rhythm, and is very painful. It's so contained, confined and all internal muscles working. You use almost every muscle in your body and I've never experienced so much shoulder pain or ankle pain in my life.

TVGuide.com: Carrie Ann said you were disconnected from your character in the Argentine tango. Are you going to focus on getting into character more this week?
Mya: Carrie Ann said I didn't have an internal dialogue and looked very distant and I probably did! I was probably focusing too much on the steps because they're still not in my body. I don't want to mess up because if I do, it's noticeable and that's the last thing I want. I'd rather compromise a lack of character versus missing a step and messing up my whole routine.

TVGuide.com: You had the group hustle last week and this week there's the mambo marathon and the knockout dance for the bottom two. How crazy is it preparing multiple dances?
Mya: Our knockout dance is still not together! We haven't had the time to focus on it, but hopefully we won't have to perform it. We still have to be prepared because you never know. We chose the cha-cha. It's tough doing so many. The most challenging thing is having to shut things down with your managers and agents. They're doing their jobs and providing you with lots of opportunities, but you have to pick and choose. You have to say no. And they are lots of fun things, lots of parties, events, fashion shows. And then sometimes they get pissed off at you! [Laughs]

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TVGuide.com: You should know you've topped our power rankings with a third of the vote twice already.
Mya: Wow! Really? Thank you! That makes me nervous! I just want to get better. I have to just zone out and compete with myself. I have to do better. I'm not there yet 100 percent, obviously look at the scores. It's just about doing my best and pleasing the audience at this point. Whatever the scores are, they're going to be what they're going to be. But I always want to put on a great show and put my all into it.

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Fashion icon Grace Kelly's style

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Stars celebrate Grace Kelly was a woman with style, grace, and class. Grace Kelly always appeared dignified and elegant in whatever she wore. 
The public embraced not only her refined beauty but her dignified poise when she was in the public eye.
Fashion icon Grace Kelly and renowned French jeweler Cartier were honored on Thursday with the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award in Los Angeles. Stars such as Demi Moore, Jenna Elfman and Debra Messing all attended the glamorous event.
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The Twilight Saga:The New Moon's new video Tailor

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New Moon is Stephenie Meyer's second book in the Twilight series. According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love.An upcoming film adaptation is tentatively set for release on November 20, 2009.
New Tailor Of  This Movie Watch Here:

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The Twilight Saga:The New Moon Mall Tour

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New Moon is Stephenie Meyer's second book in the Twilight series. According to Meyer, the book is about losing true love.An upcoming film adaptation is tentatively set for release on November 20, 2009.

This is your chance to meet the stars from "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"! "Extra" has learned some cast members will hit the road on a nationwide tour before the vampire flick hits theaters November 20.
At all of the 15 stops on the tour, fans will get the chance to attend a Q&A forum and select cities will feature performances from artists on the film's soundtrack.

For the chance to register and meet the cast, visit Hot Topic or select Nordstrom stores on October 31 at one of the participating mall locations. Visit Hot Topic and Nordstrom websites for more details.


"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" cast tour will visit the following places:

    * November 6 - Hollywood & Highland Center (Los Angeles, CA)
    * November 8 - Park Meadows (Denver, CO)
    * November 9 - Natick Collection (Boston, MA)
    * November 9 -Mall Location TBD - Check HotTopic.com for update (Chicago, IL)
    * November 9 - Fair Oaks Mall (Washington, DC)
    * November 10 - Houston Galleria (Houston, TX)
    * November 11 - Mall of America (Minneapolis, MN)
    * November 11 - Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA)
    * November 11 - Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)
    * November 12 - Mall of Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
    * November 12 - Westfield Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
    * November 13 - Dadeland Mall (Miami, FL)
    * November 13 - Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)
    * November 14 - Fashion Place (Salt Lake City, UT)
    * November 19 - Times Square (New York, NY)

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Lady Gaga will dress "monster" at upcoming concerts

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American recording artist Lady Gaga will dress as a ''monster'' for her upcoming 'Monster Ball' tour which starts next month.
The 'Paparazzi' singer is about to embark on her 'Monster Ball' tour next month and the flamboyant pop star - famed for her outrageous outfits - is going to take her fashion inspiration from the title.

Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone magazine: "The fashion is going to be another exploration and another level from where we were with the previous tour, the 'Fame Ball'. The theme of monsters is certainly going to be an influence, as well as the theme of evolution and change. It's going to be a truly artistic experience that is going to take the form of the greatest post-apocalyptic house party that you've ever been to."

Lady Gaga - real name Stefani Germanotta - was due to hit the road with Kanye West.

However, the tour - entitled 'Fame Kills', and which had been planned for months - was cancelled earlier this month, just weeks after Kanye was heavily criticised for invading the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.

But the 23-year-old singer hasn't ruled out the possibility of touring with him in the future.

Lady Gaga said: "It just wasn't the right timing. I don't want to embellish on it too much, because I want to respect Kanye's privacy. But we just had our own reasons. We're real friends, real friends can make decisions like that, and we wanted to keep the momentum going in terms of pop music staying innovative with hip-hop and R'n'B. But who's to say what will happen in the future?"

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Concept ship art by Mark Goerner

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Amazing... Mark Goerner.

Keywords: digital and traditional concept spaceship design art by mark goerner born in the chicago area in 1970 interest in industrial design taught classes in visual communication at art center and gnomon minority report design concepts
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ABC developing Skating With the Stars

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ABC is currently developing a new Skating with the Celebrities-like reality series with Dancing with the Stars' BBC Worldwide production

Though there were definitely some skeptics in the start, Dancing With the Stars has been a huge success for ABC. So huge, that they're looking at doing variations on the show and, of course, Skating With the Stars is a natural twist.

We think Skating With the Stars would be even more entertaining than Dancing With the Stars. Let's face it, anyone can dance if given a few lessons. But put someone in a pair of ice skates and put them on a rink and disaster could ensue. Imagine the injuries that could be sustained on the show!

But then we remembered that a few years ago, Fox tried to do a show called Skating With Celebrities and failed pretty miserably. So, why would ABC basically try to replicate that show?
We think the show's success all depends on the celebrities they bill for the show. Fox had Kristy Swanson, Bruce Jenner, and Dave Coulier. Not really celebrities many people go too crazy for these days. Of course, we'd love to see stars like Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Aniston. But clearly, these current celebrities are too busy to participate and wouldn't risk breaking bones on the ice.

We have to admit we'd probably watching Skating With the Stars for a change from Dancing With the Stars. Now that ABC has made their mark with the show, we think it is possible they could pull of a skating show as well.
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Actress Jennifer Aniston Drunk-Dialing Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

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Actress Jennifer Aniston maybe not a smooth operator. Oops! Jennifer Aniston, step away from the iPhone. Word's out that Jennifer Aniston recently rang ex-hubs Brad Pitt and got a surprise on the other end: Angelina Jolie.

Knuckle-biter, right? According to the story, here's what happened: "When Jen heard Angie's voice, she freaked out. Jen basically told Angie that she hated her, but Angelina fired back and warned Jen to stop calling Brad and harassing her. Angie screamed, 'Leave my family alone!'"

Ouch. This could be one of Hollywood's tall-tales, but despite their reports that all's well and good between them, we think there must be some animosity between Jennifer Aniston -- dontcha think? Although "Leave my family alone"? Her family, after all, was once Jen's family. Never steal a man from a Mediterranean woman.
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Australian star Nicole Kidman's movies could contribute to violence against women

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Australian movie star Nicole Kidman concedes that some movies probably have contributed to violence against women by showing them as weak sex objects.But, Kidman says those are demeaning roles she's not interested in taking.

And, she says the movie industry has made an effort to contribute to solutions for ending the violence.
Kidman testified before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that's considering legislation to deal with violence against women overseas. When asked by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of Orange County, California, if the movie industry has "played a bad role," Kidman said "probably." But, she quickly added that she herself doesn't. She said she "can't be responsible for all of Hollywood" but she "can certainly be responsible" for her own career.
Nicole Kidman is a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Development Fund for Women, known as UNIFEM, to promote the International Violence Against Women Act.
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