"Maraming Salamat Po" a Grateful Song from the Yolanda Victims

Before the year ends, a Filipino composer has written a song to express the heartfelt gratitude of all the Filipinos to all those people who lend their helping hands to the victims of the recent super typhoon Yolanda.

Ms. Trina Belamide wrote the song "Maraming Salamat Po" (Many Thanks) and performed by Radha Cuadrado a finalist of "TheVoice of the Philippines."

Belamide has said about the tribute song, “However horrible and tragic Typhoon Haiyan was, it brought out the best in people all around the world who showed us their overwhelming support and love.”

Let's us share this song to reach the hearts of every person who have touched the heart of every Filipino.

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McDonald's Advised Employees Not To Eat Fast Food

From the McDonald's employee resource website, the workers received unexpected advice for a healthier diet.

The website warns them to avoid fast food meals like burgers, fries, and soda as it causes weight gain.

It said, “Fast foods are quick, reasonably priced, and readily available alternatives to home cooking,” one post on the McResource Line site says. “While convenient and economical for a busy lifestyle, fast foods are typically high in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar, and salt and may put people at risk for becoming overweight.”

However, McDonald's defended the McReport posts, saying it has been “taken entirely out of context.” “This website provides useful information from respected third-parties about many topics, among them health and wellness,” they told CNBC. “It also includes information from experts about healthy eating and making balanced choices. McDonald’s agrees with this advice.”

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Apple's 12 Days of Gifts

Apple has officially launched their Christmas gift offering to all iOS device users. The Apple's 12 Days of Gifts.

To avail this gift, a user must download the 12 Days of Gifts app from Apple's store. This promo will run from December 26 to January 6, U.S. time.  Today is the official first day of gift giving and Apple has released their inaugural gift the Justin Timberlake's live performance from the 2013 iTunes festival.

Here's what Apple says about this promo, "From December 26 to January 6, you can download a gift each day—songs, apps, books, movies, and more—with the 12 Days of Gifts app. Each day’s gift will only be available for 24 hours, so download the free app to make sure you don’t miss out. Note: Not all content is available in all countries."

The Apple's 12 Days of Gifts is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later.

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Floyd Mocks Pacquiao Anew

Floyd Mayweather Jr. continued to taunt Manny Pacquiao with another edited photo published on social media.

The photo image shows Floyd landing a big jab directly to the face of Manny inside the boxing ring.

The photo has a caption that says "...Now you’re telling me I got to eat Juan Marquez’s leftovers? Let me talk to the IRS about this.”  Obviously, Mayweather was talking about the knock-out defeat of Pacquiao to Juan Manuel Marquez as well as the tax woes that he's going through in the U.S. and in the Philippines.

Manny Pacquiao still mum with the tauntings of Mayweather but the fans of Manny criticized Floyd for coming out of the photo. Some fans commented from the previous taunting:

 “You're a great fighter, but desperate for posting this. That what makes Pac a better man,” said Cindy Agcolicol Lacewell.

“But here's the problem doh Floyd is scared to fight him doh. So fighting washed up and old fighters and fight a real fight,” said Fard Abdullah.

“You're one cocky [expletive] i hope he knocks you off your high horse,” said Devin Black.

“Man ur all talk...if u wanted to fight the Man U would have fought him already. It's just excuse after excuse out of you. Step up to the plate...” said Pawel Sie.

So what do you think of this new taunting of Floyd?

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Husband Gets a Christmas Surprise from his Dead Wife

A Christmas letter from a two year dead wife surprised a husband, his children and his new fiancee.

Brenda Schmitz died in September 2011 after battling an ovarian cancer. Before she passed away, she entrusted a letter to her friend who is still in anonymous. Brenda instructed her friend to deliver the letter when her husband falls in love again with a new woman.

There were three letters, one for her husband David, for the kids and the other one for the new love of her husband. The letters addressed to a local radio station in Iowa, USA. The radio runs an annual Christmas wishes program where the letters will be read live on air.

Brenda's wishes came true when the radio station received the letter after 2 years and brought David in the station and read the letter to him on air. Brenda said in her letter, “When you are in receipt of this letter, I will have already lost my battle to ovarian cancer,”....“I told [my friend] once my loving husband David had moved on in his life and has met someone to share his life with again, to mail this letter to all of you at the station.”

Colleen Kelly, the station host, read the letter with a shaky voice to David. He is seen wiping away his tears throughout.

“It’s not surprising,” David said after Kelly finished reading the letter. “The last year and a half she’s shown so many signs that she’s [here].”

Here's Brenda's Christmas wishes:
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Chuck Norris Has Beaten Van Damme

Last November, Van Damme made an epic split into a two trucks in a Volvo advertisement. Now, Chuck Norris has spoof the act of Van Damme by doing the same stunt however this time between the wings of two flying cargo planes while balancing 11 men on his head.

The same music background of Enya's Only Time, Norris is standing upright in between of the two wingtips and as the camera zooms out slowly, it reveals his incredible stunt by balancing eleven more people over his head while doing the epic split.

It turned out that the eleven men on top of his head formed and created a Christmas Tree formation with their lights and flares.

The words “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” appears above the human tree as the narrator wishes everyone  a season’s greetings.

Here's the epic spoof:

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Katy Perry's Lip Sync Mishap

The famous pop singer had a lip sync mishap during her live performance in Canne's music award.

Katy was singing her hit song "Roar" when the backing track went wrong. Close-up shots showed her mouth was unable to match the tune that caused an awkwardly performance.

About a minute into her mishap, the host of the show intervened on the stage asking Perry to start all over again, he said: “If you don’t mind, we can restart. What do you think? We had a little problem. I’m really sorry to stop all your energy.”

The still shocked Katy, somehow agreed to sing the second time. However, during the repeat performance, it was apparent that there was a big difference on the pitch.

The organizers of NRJ music award issued an apology and have taken responsible for the lip sync mishap.

Katy Perry went on to bagged two awards, including International Female Artist of the Year and International Song of the Year for “Roar.”  
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1900 Kid's Wish For Santa Claus

A letter dated December 15, 1915 from a seven year old boy named Homer Mellen went viral this week of its simplicity and modesty.

The preserved letter's simple wish were a box of paint, school bag and some candies. That is all.

This letter reminds us of how simple life could it be during those days, but as decades gone by, life has evolved into a sophisticated but more complex lifestyle.
 Now we wonder, what a 20th century kid will wish from Santa. Well, my niece just had a quick talked with me about having an Ipad Mini as a Christmas presents' wish from her parents.

So, what do you think now of the difference?

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The apes are back!

It took about 10 years for them to return in the big screen. This reboot ape movie however will no longer include James Franco but a whole new casts.

The first official trailer was released last Wednesday. In the trailer Gary Oldman is speaking to his apparently fellow survivors, "We've been through hell together," he said. "We spent four years, four years, fighting that virus, and then another four fighting each other. It was chaos. But you all know what we're up against."

From the trailer scene, an angry army of apes is ready to conquer the humanity with Ceasar, the super intelligent ape leading the surge.

The apes will hit the theaters on July 11, 2014.
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70-Year-Old Woman Looks Like a 30-Year-Old!

You might be thinking that this story is only a hoax or it is too amazing to believed!

But the truth is, this unbelievable article is a fact. Annette Larkins, is a 70 year old resident of Miami, Florida. She has been married for 54 years with her husband who is of the same age. But when people see the couple, they are stunned with disbelief on finding out that Annette who looks like her husband's daughter is actually the wife.

Mrs. Larkins appearance is of a 30 year old woman. The secret of her youthful and charming looks? She has a fountain of youth! Her backyard garden! She grows a variety of vegetable and fruits. Annette's diet is only raw veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds.

It's ironic that during the 1960's when her husband is engaged in meat business that she turned vegan. Since then, only raw vegetables and fruits goes to her stomach.

She furthered revealed that she gathers rain water for drinking and watering of her backyard plants.

Annette Larkins shared, “I am very vibrant, I have lots of energy, as I told you before, I am up no later than 5:30 in the morning as a rule, and I am ready to go,” she said. Annette’s husband owned a meat store in the 1960s. That’s when she became a vegetarian. But as the years went by, she became a raw vegan. A Annette says she does not eat animal products– her food is unprocessed and uncooked. “My diet consists of fruits, nuts, vegetables and seeds. I do a lot of sprouting of seeds and as you can see from my garden and of course these are the raw foods that I eat.” 

So, what do you think of this ageless woman? Are you going to try her fountain of youth secrets?

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Why Are People Addicted With Candy Crush Saga?

My father and two kids are among the millions who are addicted to Candy Crush Saga. The smash hit mobile game is the highest grossing app on both iPhone and iPad in 2013. Worldwide, it is estimated to make 1 million dollars per day from its users. Die hard fans buy add-ons, extra live lives and access to higher levels.

Launched in November 2012, Candy Crush  has more than 500 million downloads and has been played more than 150 billion times. King co-founder Sebastian Knutsson explained why they remain on top "We add new content every two to three weeks. It allows you to play the whole saga in a new way."

What keeps you hooked up with Candy Crush? Share with us your experience.

Top free iPhone apps
1. Candy Crush Saga
2. YouTube
3. Temple Run 2
4. Vine
5. Google Maps
6. Snapchat
7. Instagram
8. Facebook
9. Pandora Radio
10. Despicable Me: Minion Rush

Top paid iPhone apps
1. Minecraft
2. Heads Up!
3. Temple Run: Oz
4. Angry Birds Star Wars
5. Plague Inc.
6. Afterlight
7. Free Music Download Pro – Mp3 Downloader
8. Bloons TD 5
9. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
10. Plants vs Zombies

Top free iPad apps
1. Candy Crush Saga
2. YouTube
3. Temple Run 2
4. Calculator for iPad Free
5. Skype for iPad
6. Netflix
7. Despicable Me: Minion Rush
8. iBooks
9. Facebook
10. The Weather Channel for iPad

Top paid iPad apps
1. Minecraft – Pocket Edition
2. Pages
3. Temple Run: Oz
4. Plants vs Zombies HD
5. Angry Birds Star Wars HD
6. Notability
7. Angry Birds Star Wars II
8. iMovie
9. The Room
10. Bad Piggies HD

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The Hobbit Sequel Desolation of Smaug Did Not Attract More Viewers

An action packed The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug racked up  $73.6 million in its opening weekend, lower than the first installment which earned $84.6 million in December 2012.  It did not attract more viewers even with  comical scenes from the dwarves and additional characters Tauriel and Legolas ( who were not in the original book by Tolkien ).

Purists have heavily criticized Peter Jackson's decision to add the two characters just to expand the story into a trilogy. Many has questioned New Line Cinema's  change of its original two-film plan.

For a devoted like me, I am still attracted to see these films even if it may appear the story is stretched. For many others, however, they became more selective and decided to pass.

What do you think of The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug ? Was it a let down?

U.S. Box Office Update This Week:

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug -- $73.6 million
2. Frozen -- $22.2 million
3. A Madea Christmas -- $16.2 million
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire -- $13.2 million
5. Thor: The Dark World -- $2.7 million

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David Archuleta Now a Mormon Missionary Performs in Santiago, Chile

David Archuleta, the singing sensation from the Americal Idol who is now serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) has performed at a Christmas Devotional Concert held in Santiago, Chile.

Wearing his name tag, Elder Archuleta (his name as a missionary) serenaded his audience  with his angelic voice singing Christmas songs in Spanish: "Oh Holy Night", "Mary Did You Know", "Little Drummer Boy", "Los Pastores a Belen." His performances were accompanied by live orchestra and a magnificent choir.

As a missionary, David is going out everyday meeting people in Chile to share the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. He share his faith, beliefs and feelings about serving and helping out people. This service is a voluntary act for two years. Elder Archuleta is expected to complete his mission life by March 2014.

He's anticipated to return to music industry after his mission, his fan base are now eagerly awaiting his return in the stage.

Well, for now let's enjoy his Christmas offering to all of us.

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Paul Walker's Brother Cody to Replace Him in Fast & Furious 7 ?

Paul Walker's nearly identical younger brother, Cody who has worked as a stuntman before was reportedly being asked to stand-in and complete the seventh installment of Fast & Furious. Paul has already finished filming halfway and writer Chris Morgan is working on revisions to the script.

Paul Walker and his youngest brother Cody, 25,  at their brother Caleb's wedding 

The Daily Mail said "They can shoot Cody from behind and at a distance and if it's a shot they need Paul's face in close-up, they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees, it's because he wants to honor his brother's memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are are all still grieving."

The filming of the movie started in September 2013 but is currently suspended due to the horrific death of Paul in a car crash . The star was buried in a private ceremony last Saturday.

What do you think of this plan? Share with us.

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Google Has Bought More Robots

Robots in the mainstream is finally coming. The New York Times reports that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, a robot maker for the US military. This is the eight robotics company that Google has added to its collection. Although the purpose of the acquisition is not specified, it appears that that Google has some bigger plans.

Andy Rubin, Google's executive who led the development of Android gave us an idea of its future venture when he said " Competitions like the Darpa Robotics Challenge stretch participants to try to solve problems that matter and we hope to learn from the teams' insights around disaster relief."

We are witnessing the trend among big companies using robots, with Amazon recently announcing plans to use drones in delivering packages in 30 minutes. 

Soon, we will be running out of jobs. What do you think of these technological advancements?

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Gary V and Son's Selfie Video Gets Viral

Gary Valenciano and his son Gabriel (Gab) have become a youtube sensation when their selfie video posted by Gab went viral. As of this writing, the video has already over 282,000 views and was featured in the widely watch "Good Morning America."

The 38 seconds selfie video was shot in the U.S., the father and son performed a swagger dance to a remix beat of Journey's "Straight Ways".

Dailydot.com commented,“Both father and son are putting on their best “dance as if nobody’s watching” moves and wearing ridiculously dated outfits as they jam out to a song that was made for dancing by yourself."

“This is just too ridiculous to not love,” Huffington Post said.

Gab who is studying at Full Sail University in Florida produced the video and uploads the them in YouTube.

Let's enjoy the video:

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Philippines' Swimming Gold Medal Turned to Bronze!

The Philippines' Team has celebrated the first Gold medal in the Swimming event of the 27th Southeast Asian Games last Thursday, however the jubilation didn't last long after a protest was raised by the Thai officials claiming that there was a false start happened during the race.

The Filipina swimmer, Jasmine Alkhaldi overcame and snatched the Gold medal from the two Singaporean competitors who have been dominating the race for the last decade.After the awarding ceremony, Thailand officials protested that there was a supposed false start and the Game officials upheld the protest and nullified and stripped the medals previously awarded. Instead a re-race has been set. The Philippines officials objected the decision and filed an appeal to the organizer's officials but it has fallen to deaf ears.

Unfortunately, in the re-swim that was held yesterday, Jasmine Alkhaldi just managed to settle for the Bronze in the 100m freestyle finals, ironically, the Thai swimmer bagged the Gold medal and Singaporean foe cheered the silver.

It was a sorry fate for the Team Philippines who has been struggling so far in the competition, the Nationals has now dropped in the 8th spot with only 3 golds, 5 silvers and 8 bronzes. It will get even worse if Laos will overtake the Philippines from the current standing as they already have collected 2 golds, 5 silvers and 14 bronzes.

For decades, the Philippines has dominated the SEA Games and the Nationals are always one of the top performers but from the recent competitions, its becoming sad that they are now being humiliated that even Laos is outperforming them.

Are we seeing a regression of the Philippine Nationals? or bad lucks are just going their way?

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Jordan's Shoes Sold for Over $100,000!

You heard it right! Michael Jordan's Shoes sell for over $100,000.

Michael Jordan wore the shoes during game 5 of the 1997 NBA finals against Utah Jazz. The game was historic because Jordan was having flu and yet he played incredibly pounding 38 points to win the game. The Chicago Bulls went on to win the 1997 NBA Championship.

According to sources, the shoes that Jordan wore has ended up with the Utah Jazz ballboy. Apparently, Michael Jordan has given his Air Jordan XII's shoes to the ballboy after the game and the shoes was stashed and kept for many years.

Now, after 16 years, the ballboy has decided to auction the shoes. The actual bidding went out this week and after many bids the Jordan's flu game shoes has sold to whopping $104,765. Wow! a lot of money! for a pair of shoes. The previous record of game worn shoes was sold for over $31,000 and guess who wore the shoes? Its Jordan, who used the shoes in his rookie year.

Is it really worth buying a sentimental Jordan shoes for $100,000?

Well, I got my vintage Jordan's shoes for only over $100 and I'm very happy with it!

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X Factor USA 2013 Semi Finals Showdown, "Best Show"

I'd have to agree with Simon Cowell, this is by far the best episode of X Factor USA Season 3. The songs and performances were incredible. We are down to four acts : Alex & Sierra, Restless Road, Jeff Gutt and Carlito Olivero. And even before the grand finale next week, it appears that we have a winner. Its Alex & Sierra. They just stood out.

The final four survivors performed three times. The first song was chosen by viewers. Second round was a competitive duet. Third song was chosen by each mentors. Some incredible performances earned standing ovation from the judges.

Carlito has obviously improved and gained more confidence in his performances. Jeff Gutt made a stirring rendition of "Hallelujah". It was heartfelt and sincere.

But the night just went to Alex & Sierra. They ended the night singing "Gravity by Sara Bareilles. The standing ovation from the judges was not enough, Kelly and Demi were in tears.

Kelly said "Sierra, you are such a flower, and I love watching women grow, and I love watching women blossom." Demi confessed "You guys sang it flawless. I'm not even kidding. That was so beautiful and captivating. I'm looking at stars. You never cease to amaze me. Simon praise " “I would like to just bottle the last 10 seconds of that song, Sierra, and have it for the rest of my life because it was perfection. Absolute perfection,” 

Indeed. I am moved by it. 

Who will make it to the X Factor grand finale ? Stay tuned for the results tomorrow.

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Spectacular Opening Ceremony of 27th SEA Games in Naypyidaw Myanmar

Myanmar waited for 44 years and finally it witnessed a spectacular opening ceremony of 27th SEA Games in the country's new capital Naypyidaw. I enjoyed the extravagant fireworks display and impressive performances showcasing Myanmar's rich culture.

As is customary, the games were formally opened when an archer-warrior, riding a chariot, fired a blazing arrow to light a flame in a big cauldron. I noticed a flaw in the execution when the cauldron lit up even before the flaming arrow had left the warrior's bow. Well, that's expected. It's a live show.

I also noticed familiar concepts in staging and choreography to that of 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. That is because China has provided technical assistance and financial aid of about $33 million.

Overall it was a great opening night. I love the giant 100m-wide LED screen showing wonderful visual effects.

Stay tuned as we cover the events and bring to you the excitement of 11 countries vying for over 1500 medals with  more than 400 gold medals up for grabs. Mingalabar! Welcome to Myanmar and let the games begin.
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Uruguay Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay became the first country to legalize the use and trading of Marijuana drug, after the government-sponsored bill was passed and approved by the Senate with a vote of 16-13.

The approved bill will provide regulation on the cultivation, distribution and consumption of Marijuana. Uruguayan residents will now be able to buy the drug at a maximum of 40 grams each month from  licensed pharmacies but they have to be over 18 years of age and are registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly consumptions.

Further, the residents will now be able to grow six marijuana plants or 480 grams a year in their homes.The form smoking club can grow up to 99 plants per year.

Senator Lucia Topolansky has told Reuters,"We begin a new experience in April. It involves a big cultural change that focuses on public health and the fight against drug trafficking."

Marijuanas are expected to be available for the drug users in April.

President Jose Mujica has said, "We've given this market as a gift to the drug traffickers and that is more destructive socially than the drug itself, because it rots the whole of society."

This move by the Uruguay Government is to curtail the drug trafficking that is plaguing the country. However, critics are saying otherwise, they said "Competing with drug traffickers by offering marijuana at a lower price will just increase the market for a drug that has negative effects on public health."

Will the bill really solve  drug concerns in Uruguay or it will only create a more destructive immoral society? 

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Facebook Develops Sympathize Button As Alternative to Like Button

In an interview, Facebook's software engineer Dan Muriello reported that his colleague has created a Sympathize button that could be an alternative to the Like button for use in negative emotions like "sad" or "depressed". For instance, when someone has posted that a family member has passed away, sympathize would be a more appropriate reaction.

But we might have to wait a while before this feature will be available. Muriello said " A lot of people were very excited. But we made a decision that it was not exactly the right time to launch that product yet."

This is a great idea that Facebook should consider. I would even suggest that they add more buttons.

What do you think of this soon to be feature? If you were to suggest another button what would it be? Share with us.
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Tribute to Nelson Mandela : Some of His Inspiring Quotes

The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, a champion of freedom and human dignity. His inspiring life sets a great example to all. As a tribute to him, here are some of the quotes that epitomize his great spirit :

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."

"I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days."

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."

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Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball Number 1 in Billboard Top 100

Finally Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball climbed to number 1, after 15 weeks in US Billboard Hot 100. Her video is also awarded Vevo's Most Watched Video of the Year with 19.3 million views in its first day of release and now it has reached over 385 million views in YouTube.

Wrecking Ball is Miley's second single for her fourth studio album Bangerz which was released on August 25, 2013.

Due to the song's popularity, several parodies have been created in YouTube. The most viewed is the Chatroulette's version by Steve Kardynal. He performed on the webcam chat randomiser, holding sledgehammer and riding a homemade wrecking ball a la Miley Cyrus. It has already garnered over 72 million views.

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Spider-Man's Greatest Battle Yet!

Have you missed Spidey?

Brace yourself, his greatest battle begins in the second installment of the Amazing Spider-Man.

From the official trailer video, Spidey (Andrew Garfield) is telling us,"Everyday I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make and it's just a matter of time before I face those with more power than I can overcome." From this statement, he's right that he'll be facing more powerful and dominant villains.

The Villains

Electro - this character is played by Jamie Foxx. We can see him flying and glowing as he unleash his electrical powers to Spider-Man.

Rhino - from the trailer, it didn't show much frames about his ferociousness, however from his looks and made of gears, it will certainly make havoc to our super hero.

Green Goblin - As we all know, this character belongs to Harry Osborne (Chris Cooper). We will see once again the goblin flying with his glider and showcasing his self made powers.

Too much villains? Indeed. This will make the movie a more intense and action pack thriller!

The battle begins in summer, May 2014!   
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Meet the New Wonder Woman!

Have you heard of it? Gal Gadot!

Gal Gadot was just chosen as the new Wonder Woman in the forthcoming DC movie. The 28 year old Israeli was known in the "Fast & Furious" movies. She started her career as a model after winning Miss Israel when she was 19 and made her acting on Israeli TV. She was given a break in Hollywood in 2009 when she bagged a role in Fast & Furious, then subsequently she sealed important roles in the 5th and 6th installments of the Fast & Furious franchise.

Zack Snyder, the director of the "Batman vs. Superman", a sequel movie to "Man of Steel",  said "Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character."

Gadot tweeted after she had known her new character, "Wonder Women! So exciting!!! Can't express how happy I am :))))".

Linda Carter, who played the role in TV series from 1975 to 1979 also tweeted within a few hours of the news: "Congratulations to Gal Gadot!."

Elsewhere, blogger Drew McWeeny wrote: "I've met Gal Gadot. She's very pretty. She also looks like she'd snap in half if I leaned on her wrong."

While this Wonder Woman character will just be a part of the planned Man of Steel sequel movie, Warner and DC might be considering to launch a new Wonder Woman franchise with Gadot wearing the beloved star-spangled costume.

It has been long years now since Linda Carter flaunted the character. This new development will certainly revive the long forgotten woman superhero!
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela Has Died

Our great hero, one of the greatest and revered statesman, Nelson mandela dies at his Johannesburg home, aged 95. Although the news does not come as unxpected,- he has been suffering from recurring lung infection-, his loss is mourned by people around the world.

Mr Mandela is South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon. He led the nation's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison.

In a statement on  South African national TV, President Jacob Zuma said  he departed at peace " Our nation has lost its greatest son.". Mandela will receive full state funeral and flags will be flown at half-mast.

His body will be moved to a mortuary in Pretoria and the funeral is likely to take place next Sunday.

He lived a great life. He has made big difference to all of us. Our deep sympathy to the family.

Stay tuned for more details.

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Ellona Santiago and Alex & Sierra Could Be in The Finals of X Factor USA 2013

The incredible performances of Ellona Santiago and Alex & Sierra could put them in the Grand Finale of X Factor USA Season 3 in two weeks. The theme for tonight is Diva and Unplugged versions.

Ellona's take on Lady Gaga's Applause and Beyonce's If I Were A Boy earned her standing ovation.   Kelly said it was one of her best performances.  Simon noted she transformed from a mouse to a little tiger. Demi praised her ability to take this competition.

Alex & Sierra also cemented their the place in the finals with their interpretation of Destiny's Child "Say My Name" and "Say Something" by Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World.  They were sensational. Their rendition of the current hit Say Something is especially astounding. Simon said  "This, for me, wasn't just the best performance of the night, cause it was. In so many ways, this is my favorite performance of the entire season from anyone.

What do you think of their performances. Share your comments.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the double elimination. Emblem 3 and Little Mix will take the stage. Watch out.

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Amazing Basketball Trick Shot by a Two Year Old Titus

Titus, the two year old toddler has become popular when his basketball trick shot video posted by his father in YouTube went viral. The video has now more than 12 million hits.

With his sudden fame, Titus made it on the program Jimmy Kimmel Live and defeated Shaquille O'Neal. The third time he appeared on the show last June, he took on Kobe Bryant.

Now, the little toddler has returned with more incredible trick shots. The new video below shows Titus shooting the basketball from the 4th and 7th floor of a building. We don't know how many times he has done it but the fact that he was able to make the shot way above the rim is really amazing.

Also, on the video, two  Hollywood stars Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper were  defeated by the trick-shot prodigy in a basketball shooting contest.

The final act of Titus in the video is his first game winning shot during the Wichita State University basketball game.

Titus, indeed, has an amazing gift and he is just two years old. Enjoy the incredible trick shots!

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Paul Walker's Porsche Was Most Dangerous Car in the World

While the cause of the accident is still under investigation, rumors have been going around that Paul Walker's Porsche CGT is cursed.  This might be a baseless claim but a recent report by Jalopnik quoted a former manager at Porsche called the CGT "most dangerous car on the road." It further quoted former world rally champion and Porsche test driver Walter Rohrl described it "the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared.

Initial findings stated that the fiery crash may have been due to car malfunction ( mechanical failure and a possible steering fluid leak ).

Speed was a  likely factor in the accident. Although the place where the vehicle was found was a popular spot for street racing, eyewitnesses confirmed  they were traveling alone.

The complete investigation are due to be released soon. The coroner has announced that the autopsies of both bodies are now complete. And the findings could be disclosed today. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Hollywood Stars Who Died During Filming

With the recent tragic death of Paul Walker without finishing filming  "The Fast and the Furious 7" movie, I've become interested with who among the Hollywood starsdidn't escape the wrath of death while doing a movie.

Below are the top list of Hollywood stars who died during filming:

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee died in 1973 while filming the Game of Death in Hong Kong. Bruce was found dead in his room while preparing for the film. The official cause of his death is swelling of the brain. The incomplete Game of Death was released that year and a featured full length version in 1978.

Marilyn Monroe

While filming the "Something's Got to Give" movie, Marilyn Monroe was in the production scene when she died of an apparent drug overdose. The movie was abandoned and never completed. But in 2001, the film was reconstructed and was included in the documentary, Marilyn: The Last Days.

Brando Lee

The son of Bruce Lee, Brandon was actually killed while filming a scene of the "The Crow" movie. He was accidentally shot with a real bullet. The movie was completed with the Director using double and special effects.

Natalie Wood

In 1981, while filming "Brainstorm", Natalie Wood died when she was drowned on a boat trip with her husband and co-star Christopher Walken. The director managed to finish the movie and was released in 1983.

River Phoenix

In 1993, River Phoenix was in the final weeks of finishing the "Dark Blood" movie when he was found dead from a drug overdose. The director able to complete the film and was shown to few film festivals.

Oliver Reed

From the "Gladiator" movie, Oliver Reed did not complete his role in the movie when he  died of heart attack while on movie location. A digital effects were used to complete his scenes in the movie.

Heath Ledger

In January 2008, after filming the "Dark Night", Heath Ledger shocked the movie industry when he died with drug overdose. Rumors went buzzing that he was deeply affected by his role as "Joker" in the Batman movie. He died in the middle of filming "The Imaginarium of Doctor of Parnassus". His role in the said movie was completed by Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell.
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