Suits Season 3 Episode 11 Premieres March 6

Have your marked your calendar? USA Network's Suits second half of Season 3 premieres March 6, 2014. And we can hardly wait.


Get ready for a major drama ahead for the duo Mike and Harvey. We left off with Louis not finding Mike's student file in Sheila's cabinet at Harvard. His investigation would like lead to expose and  stir chaos at the firm.

Harvey offered Scottie a job without Jessica's permission. And we know that Jessica doesn't like Scottie that much. Furthermore, how will Harvey balance business and pleasure. Unlikely. It will be interesting to see.

Suits Season 3 Episode 11 is entitled "Buried Secrets".


Looking forward to the new development in the relationship of lovers Mike and Rachel. Also Donna appears to be getting more screen time.

Stay tuned.

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Malaya Watson Barely Survive in American Idol 2014

This is terrible! Our favorite multi-talented Malaya Watson is  in the bottom 2. When asked by Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez said she was upset to see her among the contestants who got the lowest votes from a staggering 71 million votes from America.



Malaya is seriously the coolest and nicest AI contender so far. She's the high school best friend you never had. As she mentioned in 5 things people don't know about her, she just loves everybody. And she has this jolly personality that is just contagious. That's why she chose to sing Bruno Mars Runaway Baby. 


Clearly many people didn't like Malaya's rendition. She, herself, admitted she was disappointed after watching the replay.

We are glad she will have the chance to redeem herself next week with the theme "HOME". She could go back to using the piano which is definitely one of her strength.


We say goodbye to Kristen O' Connor. The judges didn't use their only "save"  after watching her perform Turning Tables by Adele. Her nice rendition of Kelly Clarkson's Beautiful Disaster got her booted. 

What do you think of Kristen's elimination? Does she deserve to stay in the competition?

Stay tuned for more American Idol updates.


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Alex Preston Emerge As Front-Runner in American Idol Top 13

As the second live show of American Idol 2014 kicks in, Alex Preston emerge as a front runner with his stand-out performance of "A Beautiful Mess" by Jason Mraz.  The song was a perfect fit for his cool voice. Jennifer Lopez commented "I was caught up in the mood."


Alex was supported by his famous friends, the lovely couple Alex & Sierra ( the Grand winner of X Factor ).

Certainly, Alex Preston has proved he could be a top contender in the grand finals. Will he continue to impress? We shall see.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's results. For now, enjoy Alex Preston's rendition.


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Watch Full-length Trailer of Godzilla 2014 ( Video )

Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures have released a full length trailer of it's latest reboot of the most famous monster, Godzilla. Directed by British Gareth Edwards ( Monsters ) and stars Bryan Cranston ( Breaking Bad ) as nuclear physicist Joe Brody, Aaron Taylor-Johnson ( Kick Ass ), Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins and David Strathairn.



From the looks of the trailer, the movie will not focus on the monstrosity of Godzilla but more on "human drama" with emphasis on military experience. In an interview Director Edwards stated that Godzilla will be portrayed as an anti-hero rather than a villain or a hero. He stated "Godzilla is definitely a representation of the wrath of nature. We've taken it very seriously and the theme is man versus nature and Godzilla is certainly the nature side of it. You can't win that fight. Nature's always going to win and that's what the subtext of our movie is about. He's the punishment we deserve"





This is the second American remake of the Japanese film monster. The 1998 movie grossed $379 million in the box office.

What do you think of the trailer? For me, it looks promising.





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Is Samsung Galaxy S5 Worth It?

After much anticipation and speculation, finally Samsung unveils its latest flagship Galaxy S5. Just like iPhone 5S, it has a fingerprint technology for security and Paypal payments. It also features water-resistant and dust proof casing, improved camera and a heart monitor.


One promising function in the new Samsung device is its claim to extend battery life for up to 24 hours. With its power saving mode, the display of S5 can be changed to black and white or limit the phone to phone calls and messages.

The smartphone has 5.1 full HD ( Super AMOLED ) screen display, 16 mega-pixel camera and runs on Androd 4.4.2 Kitkat.

It's time to upgrade your phone. Its worth it. It is faster, bigger and lighter. The camera can take 4k videos.

Samsung Galaxy S5 starts to be available in April 2014 with price starting at $650.



Samsung Galaxy S5 Product Specifications:



Network 
LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps)

Display 
5.1” FHD Super AMOLED (1920 x 1080)
AP
2.5GHz Quad core application processor
OS 
Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat)
Camera
16MP (rear), 2.0MP (front)
Video
UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization
Video Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Audio
Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Camera
Features
HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, Shot&More
Additional
Features
IP67 Dust and water Resistant
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
S Health 3.0
Quick Connect
Private Mode
Kids Mode
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2)
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE / ANT+
USB: USB 3.0
NFC
IR Remote
Sensor
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Hall, RGB ambient light, Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor
Memory
RAM: 2GB
Internal Memory: 16/32GB 
microSD slot upto 64GB
Dimension
142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, 145g
Battery
2800mAh 
Standby time: 390 hrs / Talk time: 21 hrs

Here's a look :

 
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Russia Makes Fun of Itself at Sochi Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

After more than two weeks of competition in the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, Russia, the games have finally concluded with a lavish closing ceremony that features ballet from the Bolshoi, music by Rachmaninov and tribute to Tolstoy and Kandinsky. But the most unexpected scene is the parody of the infamous Olympic ring malfunction as dancers formed themselves into four rings and a small clump. Indeed, Russia had the last laugh.


This is the most expensive Olympics ever with $51 billion spent. The cost could payoff as Russia had the most medals with 33 medals including 13 gold.

The next Winter Olympics will be on 2018 to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.



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Dark Horse, Queen Cleopatra Inspired Video By Katy Perry

Katy Perry's latest video Dark Horse takes us to Memphis, Egypt with her alter-ego "Katy Patra". Inspired by Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, the video starts with Patra wearing a white dress and white & blue wig while floating on a barge with pyramid and palm trees in the background.



See extravagant Sphinx-like throne as pharaohs bring lavish gifts to win her heart and in the end vanish away.

This is an elaborately colorful video that landed Perry her 9th number 1 in Billboard Hot 100. The single Dark Horse is her 3rd single released under Prism album.



What do you think of the video?


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Malaya Watson in Top 13 American Idol 2014

Good news. Bad news. Yes, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf made it to top 13 American Idol 2014. Too bad Marrialle Sellars and Kenzie Hall are totally out of the competition.



After the nationwide vote, American Idol made its first live elimination. The top 10 were revealed based on America's votes. And 5 were chosen by the judges to perform on the spot for the wild card pick. They sang "for their life" and before the show ends 3 were chosen to complete the Top 13 for the semi finals.

Here's the Top 10 :

  1. Malaya Watson
  2. Ben Briley
  3. Emily Piriz
  4. Alex Preston
  5. Jessica Meuse
  6. Dexter Roberts
  7. Caleb Johnson
  8. Majesty Rose
  9. MK Nobilette
  10. Sam Woolf
And the 3 Wild Card Picks :

  1. Jena Irene
  2. Kristen O'Connor
  3. C.J. Harris

From this list, do you see your next American Idol? A star who would be among the best Idols in the past like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia and Philip Philipps?




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Harry Misses One Direction's Brit Awards Win Because "He Was Having A Wee"

This was an akward moment but really a hilarious one. Harry Styles missed the group's Brit Awards 2014 Win, Global Success Award, because "he was having a wee". Rushing and running out of breath, he apologized and mentioned that the toilet is ages away.


As the 4 members of One Direction went up the stage to receive the award, Liam Payne started to look for the missing  "curly lad" member. The hilarious part was when Harry showed up, apparently surprised and asked "What did we win?" That was just epic!

Watch for yourself laugh out loud.




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Stellar Rendition of "Babylon" By Sam Woolf in American Idol 2014 Rush Week

Sam Woolf made it to the Top 10 boys in American Idol and he did a wonderful performance of David Gray's Babylon. With his guitar, he continues to impress the judges. Keith Urban said he has a voice that just "money". Jennifer Lopez admits "he has a pure quality of voice". Harry Connick Jr hopes that he would gain more confidence.


At 17, he's really a talented kid. And I can't wait to see how he will grow better as moves on in the competition.

Sam is from Bradenton, Florida. He had a sad family background. His mother left and his dad suffered from depression and so he had to move with his grandparents. He auditioned in Boston and sang Lego House by Ed Sheeran. The judges were amazed by the beautiful quality of his voice. And I was blown away by it. He's going to be a front runner in the competition.

Stay tuned as American Idol reveals the Top 13 tomorrow night.





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Facebook Buys WhatsApp For $19 Billion

If all matters are resolved, this is the biggest acquisition of Facebook. It announced yesterday that it reached an agreement to buy WhatsApp, the most popular mobile messaging app, for $16 billion in cash and stock plus additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to the founders ( former Yahoo engineers Jan Koum & Brian Acton ) and employees.



In a statement, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, " WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are incredibly valuable. I've known Jan for a long time and I'm excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected."

How would this deal affect us? Not much. WhatsApp will continue to operate independently, just like what happened to Instagram when it was bought by Facebook. Furthermore, the founders have been firm on declining advertisements in its platform. Instead, it will continue with its $0.99 yearly subscription after the first year free use.

This is indeed a big risk for Facebook. $19 billion is a huge money. Is WhatsApp really worth that? In comparison, Instagram was bought for $1 billion in 2012 and Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for Skype in 2011.

I certainly hope that Facebook will not exploit the current set-up of WhatsApp. Currently, it is doing well unless of course they will introduce more useful features like voice call.

What do you think of this acquisition? Is WhatsApp worth $19 billion?
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Filipino-American Marrialle Sellars Performs Roar In American Idol 2014 Rush Week

Marrialle Sellars is the second Fil-Am to advance in the top 10 girls today. She performs Roar by Katy Perry. The judges were disappointed with the arrangement and hoped that she could have used the guitar and just show her raw talent.

I agree. During the practice with Adam Lambert, when she played with her guitar, she sounded great. Oh well, she will other opportunities in the coming weeks to show what she can do.



Marrialle is from Indianapolis and auditioned in Boston. She shared a heartfelt story about her father and wowed the judges with her rendition of Bruno Mars' Grenade.

Watch her performances here:






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Fil-Am Malaya Watson Makes It To American Idol 2014 Top 20

Malaya Watson made it to the top 10 girls of American Idol Season 13. It was an intense evening and she had to wait for what could be the longest in her life. Her name was called last and she closed the evening's show with a gospel bluesy rendition of  Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I) by Ray Charles.

Proud Pinoy, Malaya posted this pic in her twitter account @MalayaTina


Jennifer Lopez said "There is no doubt you are one of the powerhouse singers of this competition" Harry Connick Jr looks forward to see what genre she will eventually be perfect for. Keith Urban was impressed  and commented "You make glasses and braces look so cool. You know what it is? It's confidence."

Indeed, it was an over the top performance. I just hope America will vote for her.

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Evolution of Hiphop Dance by Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith ( Video )

From MC Hammer moves to twerking, watch the funny video by Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith showing us how the hip hop dance evolved over the years.



BBC reported that Jimmy Fallon's debut  with the Tonight's show was a ratings hit with 11.3 million people. Fallon has replaced Jay Leno who hosted the late night program for two decades.

Will Smith still has the groove, "Getting Jiggy with it.






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Who Would Think Feisty Simon Cowell Is an Affectionate Dad

We know Simon Cowell to be blunt and sometimes harsh with his criticisms and insults. But after becoming a father, it is interesting to see the other side of him as being an affectionate and tender. See the touching photos.

Posted in his twitter account with caption "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel. "


With his partner, Lauren Silverman


Baby Eric ( named after Simon's father ), was born last Feb 14 weighing 6 pounds and 7 ounces




I wonder how Simon  would be like in disciplining the kid when he grows up.



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Rurouni Kenshin Sequels : The Great Kyoto Fire Arc & The End of a Legend

Rurouni Kenshin fans will be pleased to know that there will be a two-part sequel to the live adaptation.The first part, "The Great Kyoto Fire" will hit cinemas on August 1, 2014 and the second one, "The End of a Legend" will be shown on September 13, 2014.



The revival movie "Rurouni Kenshin", released last summer of 2012, has received unexpectedly great reception from the critics and the movie goers.  Even creator Nobuhiro Watsuki was pleased with the portrayal.  The film raked over 3 billion yen ($36 million ) at the Japanese box office and over $60 million worldwide.



Directed again by Keishi Otomo, the follow up will see Takeru Sato ( Kenshin ), Munetaka Aoki ( Sanosuke ),  Yu Aoi ( Megumi ), Yosuke Eguchi ( Hajime ) and others reprising their roles. To add great action, the antagonist Shishio Makoto and  members of the Juppongatana ( Ten Swords ) will be introduced.


The series has been highly popular in Japan, the United States and the Philippines being recognized as one of the best of all time. The fictional setting takes place during the early Meiji period in Japan. The story is about a fictional assassin named Himura Kenshin, from the Bakumatsu who becomes a wanderer to protect the people of Japan.




The trailer looks so cool. Can't wait to see it.

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6 Reasons why michael christian martinez is still a winner

Michael Christian Martinez may have only finished 19th place with overall score of 184.25 points in the recently concluded Figure Skating competition at Winter Olympics.


His score is actually way behind from that of gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu with 280.09, but I  believe he still deserves more than a gold medal. With his gutsy performance after what he has gone through, he is in every word a winner. Here's why:


  1. At 17, he is the youngest competitor
  2. He is the first Filipino and South East Asian figure skater to compete in Olympics
  3. He only trained for about 8 years when his counterparts have received formal training for, on average, 12 years. This is evident in the lack of significant components in his routine like quadruple jump
  4. He made use of what he has with an inadequate funding from the government and other private institutions
  5. He struggled with asthma when he started to learn skating, but his health improved over the years
  6. He was injured four times between 2009 to 2012 but he recovered and emerged




He will be the one to watch in 2018 Winter Games at South Korea.

Truly he is an inspiration to all.  He reminds us that nothing can stop us from fulfilling our dream.


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Couple Breaks up Using Movie Titles

Calling all movie fans, you will love this YouTube clip.



This is not a typical scene of couple's relationship turning sour as they fight and uncover each other's unfaithfulness then eventually broke up. They use a total of 154 movie titles in the entire conversation. This is hilarious.

Enjoy the  video made by Poykpac Comedy.


 
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Filipino Figure Skater Michael Christian Martinez Made It To The Finals at Sochi Olympics

Michael Christian Martinez is making history for Philippines at the 2014 Sochi Olypmics. He made it to the final Top 24 after scoring 64.81, his best ever. 




We, filipinos, should be proud of him. He is the sole representative for the country in Olympics and we haven't sent anyone in 22 years. 


His story will melt your heart. He has gone through a lot of challenges. Fox Sports reported that the family had to mortgaged their house to finance his training. His costume for the competition was just a donation. At some point his mother was his coach because they could no longer afford to pay a professional one.

 In an interview his mother, Maria Teresa Martinez said "We're hoping he makes it and some companies support him. Otherwise he will just have to stop. We cannot afford it anymore. It's just so expensive and we can't do another four years."

Stay tuned for more updates.


Via [ Fox Sports ]



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This is the Best "Let It Go" Cover by Alex Boye and One Voice Children's Choir

I have heard some great versions of Frozen's soundtrack but this is by far the best. Watch it and you'd be mesmerized especially the compelling voice of  11 year old Lexi Walker. She will be the next Christina Aguilera.




Alex Boye, known for putting a unique spin on some of the popular songs like One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful and Cold Play's Paradise has collaborated with the emerging One Voice Children's Choir.

Enjoy!







Watch the amazing voice of Lexi as she sings the National Anthem.

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Some of the Best Quotes on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's day everyone! In celebration of the day of hearts let me share with you some of the best and most romantic quotes that will make your day sweeter.





"They do not love that do not show their love." - William Shakespeare






"Today is February 14th -- St. Valentine’s day. Women call it Love day, while men name it as extortion day."





Love is the flower you've got to let grow. -John Lennon, The Beatles








There is no remedy for love but to love more. - Thoreau



"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery







"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." -- Helen Keller




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Kit Harington, The New "Gladiator" in Pompeii Movie

Kit Harington, famous as Jon Snow in the series Game of Thrones, will be a slave turned gladiator in the disaster-adventure film Pompeii which opens on Feb 21, 2014. This will be his big break in Hollywood that could make him among the biggest stars.




The film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ( Resident Evil, The 3 Musketeers ) is set in the Roman city of Pompeii in the year AD 79. A love story in the midst of volcanic eruption, this movie is best summarized as Gladiator meets Volcano.


I will surely watch this. It promises a lot of impressive action sequences as what we have seen in Anderson's past movies.



Here's a peek of the upcoming movie, Pompeii in 3D. Watch also behind the scenes below.



Behind the Scenes:





What do you think of the trailer? Are you going to watch it?



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Police Spends 5k Daily For Security of Janet Napoles

The Philippine National Police said it is spending Php 5,000 everyday or a whopping P150,000.00 of taxpayer's money to provide security for Janet Napoles, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind. An additional 120,000.00 could be spent when she will be called again to appear in the Senate.




It seems that the case is being handled slowly. It looks like it's not going anywhere. If it continues like this, in the end its the Filipino people who will still suffer. The real culprit would again go unpunished. I feel bad for us  who work hard and pay our taxes to support the government. And this what we get.

What do you think of this? To save costs, should Napoles still de detained by Fort Sto. Domingo Police Special Action Force camp or be transferred to a regular city jail?
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LeBron James' Amazing Slam Dunk ( Video )

LeBron James may never be able to participate in an official NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, but that doesn't mean we would not be able to see him show off his incredible talent.



Yesterday, after the team's practice, the 4 time NBA Most Valuable Player, put on a little show in front of some media members, team players and staffers.

Watch "King James" video here. He still amazes us right?







Via [ BleacherReport ]
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Disposable Organic Sensor Unveiled by Japanese Researchers

A disposable organic sensor capable of monitoring wetness, pressure and temperature was unveiled by Japanese researchers. The chip can be embedded in a diaper and notifies the caregiver that it needs changing.


This is another practical innovation developed by a team led by professors Takayasu Sakurai and Takao Someya at the University of Tokyo.

This seems convenient but rather impractical. If the price is affordable this could be a hit.

What do you think of this idea? Share with us your thoughts.
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Has Shia LaBeouf Gone Crazy or This is Just a Publicity Stunt?

Transformers movie star Shia LaBeouf has gone crazy. After being asked in a press conference, he made an unrelated answer then walked out. Her co - stars Uma Thurman and Christian Slater from the movie Nymphomaniac, were seen laughing about his comments. Later at the Berlin Film Festival red carpet, he was seen wearing a paper bag with words "I am not famous anymore".



Do these actions reflect LaBeouf's current state of mind or just part of a publicity stunt for his latest movie?


I would think both. His weird actions actually were publicly known  he was accused of plagiarism in December. Then in January he made an announcement that he would retire from public life.




Via [ LA Times ]
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Frozen Cast Reunites And Sing Frozen OST Hits

The Frozen movie cast reunite to sing the sound track hits. The movie has so far over 900 million in the box office.

Idina and Kristen, reunite to sing Frozen OST hits
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The Walking Dead Mid Season 4 Premier

We left off with the best episode yet. The group splintered. The prison - their haven for awhile- was destroyed. There are plenty of questions on our mind. Is baby Judith really dead? Is the Governor still alive? Where are they heading now? We shall discover each one of them starting today with the mid season premier.


Expect new characters being introduced. Excited for Abraham, Eugene and Rosita.

Will you be watching? I think your answer is a resounding YES. After you watch, share with us what you think.


For now, enjoy the prank made by the show producers to advertise The Walking Dead Mid Season Premier. It's hilarious!



 
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