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Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron’s Fairy Tale Love Story

Early in 2008 Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron had a fairy tale love story that captured the hearts of teenagers and pre-teens worldwide.

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They met when they both starred in High School Musical (HSM), which was a blockbuster movie on the Disney Channel. Vanessa played the starring role of Gabriella Montez and Zac played opposite her starring as Troy Bolton.

Gabriella and Troy shared a love interest in HSM similar to what Vanessa and Zac had in real life. Troy was the high school’s sports hero and Gabriella was a bright student who transferred to East High.

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Although Vanessa and Zac were constantly seen together in Los Angeles, blogheads were continually speculating that their romance was over, but they were always been wrong until the couple finally did break up as Hollywood romances often do.

The blockbusters High School Musical 1 and 2 made stars of Vanessa and Zac, and they were among the most searched celebrities on the Internet. They were also followed everywhere by the paparazzi.

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And it only promised to get bigger and better for the couple, for Disney had started production on High School Musical 3, which premiered in theaters rather than just the Disney Channel. The couple and HSM were so big that the number of views of their videos on Youtube reached into the tens of millions, which was off the charts even by today’s standards.

Many of the photos on this page were taken from Zac and Vanessa’s vacation in Hawaii in 2007. Zac said that a paparazzo caught him off guard because Zac had not yet realized that the couple was so high on the paparazzi radar.

“At that point it (his stardom) was inconceivable,” Zac said. “I had no idea that anyone could ever care. That happens to, like, big stars. I woke up and my dad told me that I was in a newspaper on the beach, (and) he made fun of me. He said I was ‘frolicking.’”

It appears that the paparazzo made a small fortune on the photos. Zac said that while they were still on vacation in Hawaii, “the photographer left me a note with a disc of all the pictures, and on the note it said, ‘Thanks for the Range Rover!’”

The following video stars Zac and Vanessa, is from High School Musical 2 and is entitled “You are the Music in Me.”

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Hot Damn Van Damme – video

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Hot Damme! Look what 53-year-old Jean-Claude Van Damme can do! That is Jean-Claude in the pic above with his legs spread out between two semi-trailer trucks. Performing this “epic split” is a trick Jean-Claude often does in his movies, but generally he does it at ground level. The stunt takes on a much more impressive perspective when performed between the side mirrors of two semis.

Van Damme’s movies are generally not much more than martial arts flicks, which is fine if you like fight films. But Jean-Claude cleverly garners some impressive publicity with this stunt, making me wonder if I should reconsider checking out Mr “Muscles from Brussels” next flick.

Also impressive in the video is the ability of the semi drivers to maintain the necessary distance between the two trucks while driving backward in the stunt. Anyone who has ever driven a truck knows that driving any truck backward like this is no small feat, let alone doing it with an 18 wheeler.

If I were in the market to buy a semi, Volvo would certainly be tops on my list after seeing this stunt, which is undoubtedly just what Volvo wanted when they set up the video.

Racy Pamela Anderson Ad Banned In Britain – Video

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Remember Pamela Anderson, the gorgeous blonde bombshell who starred as a hot lifeguard in the TV series Baywatch. The former Playboy Playmate of the year is now 46 years old and still riles male hormones into a-churning overtime.

Lovely Pamela recently starred in a TV commercial for crazydomains.com.au in which she displays her still remarkable body clad in tattoos, a bikini and cream cascading down her incredibly supple body parts.

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dutifully banned the commercial from Britain’s airwaves claiming the ad contains what it calls offensive content.

“…we considered the ad was likely to cause serious offence to some viewers on the basis that it was sexist and degrading to women,” the ASA ruled.

Naturally, Pamela and her publicist must now be reveling in the subsequent publicity that the ban has created. The ASA has turned an innocuous commercial that would have quickly faded away into a gold mine for Pamela and crazydomains.com.au.

Because the vid is hosted by YouTube, we apologize for any advertising you may be forced to watch in order to view the video:

The old Hollywood axiom, “any publicity is good publicity” obviously still holds true.

Zac Efron Talks Hollywood at ‘New Year’s Eve’ Premiere

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Zac Efron at ‘New Year’s Eve’ Premiere

Zac Efron, the former star of Disney’s series of High School Musical flicks and still a constant tween heartthrob, stood still long enough at the premiere of the movie, New Year’s Eve, to be interviewed by Glamour.com. The Los Angeles premiere of the film took place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

The following is a portion of the Zac Efron interview:

Zac is but one of a menagerie of Hollywood’s Who’s Who appearing in the flick including in no particular order, Halle Berry, Robert DeNiro, Jon Bon Jovi, Katherine Heigl, Hillary Swank, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutchar, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alyssa Milano, Seth Meyers, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Josh Duhamel, Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block, Penny Marshall, Ludacris, Hector Elizondo, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Bloomberg, Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, and many, many others.

New Year’s Eve Trailer, which is hosted by Daily Motion, so it unfortunately includes a 30 second commercial. Sorry, but what can you do?:

Irina Shayk – Sports Illustrated Cover Model – Video

Russian born Irina Shayk is taking over the cover model world with her appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

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Needless to say Irina is breathtaking in a bikini, plus she is a woman who lends a whole new meaning to the often tossed about term “beautiful people.”

We have also managed to provide you short video of this Russian beauty, so have a look:

We have to cut Irina some slack since English is a second language for her. Because of that she does not describe her emotions for being chosen the SI cover model as being thrilled, or overjoyed or even excited. Instead she is “super happy.”

She even describes her mother as being “super happy.” We will not begrudge this Russian lass for her lack of English vocabulary because, after all she is “super beautiful,” and how can anyone begrudge this girl anything?

 

    Shooter Jared Loughner Mug Shot and Video That Got Him Suspended

    Prior to obtaining his 15 minutes of fame, Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in the Tuscon, Arizona, shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords in a hospital fighting for her life, shot a video last Fall on the campus of Pima Community College.

    The video portions are innocuous enough, but the audio portion of the vid scared Pima College authorities enough to suspend Loughner indefinitely.

    The video portion merely depicts the college campus including a shot of the local police station. On the audio portion Loughner denigrates the police station saying “This is where the whole shaboozie goes down with illegal activity.”

    Loughner begins his audio diatribe by saying, “We’re examining the torture of students. We’re looking at students who have been tortured.”

    Loughner shouts out to someone in the dark, “How’s it going? Thanks for the B–I’m pissed off.”

    The man responds, “What’s that?”

    After the brief exchange of words, Loughner laughs out loud for some time, finally saying, “I lost my freedom of speech to that guy.”

    Soon Loughner starts the monologue that probably got him suspended from school, “This is what happens. I’m in a terrible place.”

    “This is my genocide school…where I’m going to be homeless because of this school.”

    The genocide remark would scare any school official, especially in these violent days.

    As he wanders into the cafeteria Loughner says, “This is Pima Community College, one of the biggest scams in America…The students are so illiterate it affects their daily lives.”

    As he wanders past the bookstore Loughner says, “They’re controlling the grammar. They control the grammar.”

    Later he says, “All the teachers that you have are being paid illegally. This is genocide in America.”

    Finally Loughner signs off saying, “Thank you. This is Jared from Community College.”

    Despite the rambling, incoherent nature of some of Loughner’s monologue, it is for the most part little worse than what you will find on millions of blogs or video sites on the Internet. If Loughner had not said the words “genocide” or “torture,” he probably would not have been suspended from school because of this video.

    If Loughner had not been so short sighted to go on his violent rampage, this video would be of no interest to anyone. So how do we know, in the future, which videos posted to YouTube are from madmen like Loughner rather than from just a somewhat confused youth?

     

    Rehab Bound Ted Williams Mug Shots

    Media sensation Ted Williams, the velvet voiced radio announcer who was recently rediscovered panhandling for spare change on the streets of Columbus, Ohio, appears to have acquired quite a lengthy rap sheet and a healthy number of mug shots to accompany it.

    Williams’ mug shots were recently released by Ohio authorities, and it is a bit of a shock to see how many times the silver tongued spokesman has been photographed by police.

    Police released no less than 12 mug shots of the silky throated wonder.

    Thesmokinggun.com has also found a simple police complaint from July, 2010, that resulted in a trespassing charge against Williams. Here is the police report of that incident:

    It is rather surprising that this is all TheSmokingGun could come up with considering Williams arrest record. A hardened criminal he is not.

    In the meantime Dr Phil has convinced Ted to enter a rehab facility for his alcohol and drug addiction. It appears that Ted has not really been clean for two years like he told America in his first viral video interview with the Columbus Dispatch.

    “If Ted is ever going to get better, he’s got to be honest with himself and admit he’s addicted to drugs and alcohol,” Dr. Phil said. “I’ve told him it’s not going to be easy and it’s going to take a lot of hard work. It might be a long journey for him, but this is a big step in the right direction.”

    Ted appeared several times on Dr. Phil’s TV show this week. Neither Dr. Phil nor a spokesman would tell where Ted will undergo rehab therapy.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team has agreed to stand by Ted, so his job offer with them remains open after Ted has finished Rehab. EOnLine.com reported that Tad Carper, spokesman for the Cavaliers, was quoted, “The Cavaliers, Quicken Loans and our entire family of companies wish Ted Williams and his family the best as they continue their unique journey.”

    Homeless Golden Voiced Radio Announcer Ted Williams Strikes Gold

    Homeless radio announcer with a voice of gold, Ted Williams, was recently rediscovered begging for money on the streets of Columbus, Ohio, but the Internet sensation has literally struck gold since his video on YouTube and the Columbus Dispatch.com went viral.

    53-year-old Ted Williams was a panhandler one day who was under the influence of alcohol and drugs until two years ago, when he got sober. He was also “a sporadic resident of a camp behind an abandoned Hudson Street gas station” in Columbus.

    But since Doral Chenoweth III, the videographer for the Columbus Dispatch made the video below of the golden throat announcer offering a sample of his voice on the street in exchange for small change, Williams’ fortune has risen immeasurably and has almost no limits.

    Chenoweth discovered Williams begging on the streets of Columbus and recorded the following video which is embedded from dispatch.com.

    Williams has been offered more jobs than he can field, and he has already accepted an offer from Kraft Macaroni and Cheese as their spokesman. He is being paid $10,000 for performing voice-overs on four commercials.

    His first commercial is already on the Internet, and like his original video, this one has gone viral. Check it out below:

    Ted also has offers from the NFL and the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team. The Cav’s want Ted to be their official voice, and in addition to a salary, they are offering him the house that Lebron James used to live in.

    Our third vid is NBC’s report on Ted’s good fortune:

     

    Paris Hilton’s Mug Shot No. 3

    The peripatetic Paris Hilton was arrested once again Saturday night when she dropped her stash of cocaine during a traffic stop on the Las Vegas strip.

    We have her Mug shot from the arrest right here for your perusal.

    Notice how professionally Paris posed for this shot. Obviously practice makes perfect, and Paris has been practicing. Her frequent arrests have finally paid off for the 29-year-old celebrity because she has really improved her poses for mug shots.

    If we didn’t know better we would think this was a professional head shot of Ms. Hilton.

    If Paris continues to get arrested as frequently as she has, her mug shots will begin to look as professional as the head shots that modeling agencies use.

    It seems that Paris was a passenger in her boy friend’s SUV, and the police officer noticed the telling trace of marijauna smoke emanating from the vehicle. Little did the officer suspect that this would be his lucky (unlucky?) day and he would arrest such a well known celebrity as Paris.

    George David Weiss 1921-2010 “What a Wonderful World”

    Prolific songwriter George David Weiss passed away Sunday at his home in Oldwick, New Jersey. Weiss co-wrote, among many other songs, What a Wonderful World with music producer Bob Thiele.

    What a Wonderful World was originally made famous when it was recorded by Jazzman Louis Armstrong in 1968. The song was re-released in 1988 and included in Robins Williams’ movie Good Morning Vietnam.

    What a Wonderful World from Good Morning Vietnam:

    What a Wonderful World is featured here because it is probably my most favorite song in the whole wide world, and Satchmo did such a remarkable job performing it.

    Weiss also co-wrote Can’t Help Falling in Love, which was recorded and made famous by Elvis Presley in 1961 and included in in the 1961 film, Blue Hawaii, which also starred Elvis.

    In addition to that, Weiss co-wrote The Lion Sleeps Tonight recorded by the Tokens in 1961.

    Mel Gibson Smashes Car, in Trouble Again

    Actor, director and movie producer Mel Gibson smashed his 2008 Maserati into a Malibu hillside on Sunday evening, landing the celebrity in hot water with the police and the media again.

    Mel has had nothing but negative publicity the last few weeks over his child custody battle with ex-girl friend Oksana Grigorieva, and this fender bender will not help his image any.

    Strangely enough the California Highway Patrol (CHiPs) states that Gibson was not under the influence at the time of the accident, a fact that astounds virtually anyone who has recently followed Gibson’s exploits in the news.

    “He doesn’t know how his car drifted,” said CHiPs Officer Miguel Luevano. Despite the fact that his car had to be towed from the scene, Gibson was uninjured.

    In a 2006 arrest for a DUI Gibson launched an oral diatribe against the arresting officer that included anti-semitic remarks. Gibson is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for domesitc violence.

    Video of Lars Vilks Assault by Radical Muslim Jihadists

    Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist-cartoonist who depicted Islam’s Prophet Mohammad as a dog in a caricature in 2007, was attacked in a classroom in Uppsala, Sweden, Tuesday, while giving a lecture regarding his experiences with censorship.

    Vilks has been under a fatwa issued by Al Qaeda Muslim extremists offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who murders him. It appears that yesterday’s assailant initially head butted Vilks, but was then quickly subdued by Swedish policemen before he could inflict more damage.

    The lecture was being filmed by a Swedish TV station, but the cameraman missed filming the actual assault because he had directed his camera toward a screening of a film that Vilks was discussing. Once the assault had begun and by the time the camera was again pointed in Vilks’ direction, he was already on the floor.

    Toward the end of the video, a second assailant moving into camera range from the left is seen taking a swing apparently at a policeman. That man is immediately tackled by three policemen and arrested. The second assailant’s efforts at assault were utterly anemic as his listless attempt to strike the cop looked as if he had flunked fighting on the school playground when he was a lad.

    The lecture hall was filled with shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great), and many of them came from apparently Muslim women in the back of the hall. It was also the cry of the first assailant as he attacked Vilks.

    Vilks’ glasses were broken in the altercation, but it has been reported he was not seriously injured. “This was the first time I’ve experienced a physical assault,” Vilks said. “It was a bit of a shock.”

    Vilks has taken the fatwa on his life seriously, having installed a panic room and booby traps in his home, along with acquiring a specially trained guard dog he has named “Mohammed.”

    After Tuesday’s assault Vilks remains adamant that he will not give in to the threats from the Muslim extremists. “What you get is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university. I’m ready to go up again,” he said, meaning he would be agreeable to rescheduling the speech. “This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped.”

    Vilks notorious cartoon of Mohammad was dubbed “Modoggie,” and numerous variations of it can be viewed at The Christian News Wire. The cartoon would be considered insulting by nearly any religion, so you cannot blame Muslims for their anger. However, most of us limit our rage and do not push it to the point of issuing a fatwa.

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    Citations

    1) “Fatwa Headbutt: Swedish “Roundabout Dog” Mohammed cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked.” http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/05/11/fatwa-headbutt-swedish-roundabout-dog-mohammed-cartoonist-lars-vilks-attacked/. Zombie. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

    2) “Lars Vilks attacked at Swedish University May 11 2010.” Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fg8KRTXDRU&feature=player_embedded. YouTube. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

    3) “Lars Vilks attack Aftonbladet with English titles.” Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfW95sSaVVo&feature=related. YouTube. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

    4) “‘Muhammad cartoonist’ Lars Vilks undaunted after new attack [UPDATED].” http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2010/05/muhammad_cartoonist_lars_vilks.html.The Washington Post. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

    5) “Lars Vilks: Swedish Cartoonist Attacked by Muslims Won’t Back Down.” http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=6222.RightPundits.com. Retrieved 5/12/2010

    6) “‘Modoggie’ Cartoon Published by Swedish Artist Lars Vilks.” http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/912904201.html. Christian News Wire. Retrieved 5/12/2010

    Lawrence Taylor Mug Shot

    Former NFL great for the New York Giants, Lawrence Taylor, considered by some to be the best linebacker ever, was arrested in Miami for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, which is a second-degree misdemeanor.

    Naturally we have provided you Taylor’s mug shot from his hit-and-run accident. Taylor was released on $500 bond, an amount that tells you this was not a high profile incident; however celebrity mug shots are high profile incidents regardless of the bond amount. Now LT’s mug has been forever added to the mix.

    A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson said that Taylor was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday in Hialeah, Florida. CBS News Crimesider has reported that Taylor told the cops that he thought he hit a guard rail. State troopers reportedly did not conduct a sobriety test.

    LT will be one of the first to tell you that he was one of the greatest linebackers of all time, and he was inducted into the NFL football Hall of Fame in 1999. He had also recently been featured on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

    Schwarzenegger Tells Assemblyman "F**k You" in Cryptic Letter

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the hubristic Governator of California, appears to have a puerile streak in him because it has been discovered that he sent San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano a letter in which a profanity was expressed in a cryptic and surreptitious fashion along the left margin of the letter.
    If one extracts just the first letter of each line, you would spell out a rather juvenile insult that read “F*ck You.” A copy of the letter is reproduced below with the offending letters highlighted in yellow.

    Schwarzenegger typically attaches a message to bills he signs or vetoes telling assemblymen why he took the action. It is assumed that Arnold’s profane missive is in response to Ammiano’s request that the Governator “kiss my gay ass” during a local Democratic Party fundraiser earlier this month in San Francisco.

    Schwarzenegger, who is a Republican, was invited to the normally Democrat only event by former San Francisco mayor and Assembly speaker Willie Brown, also a Democrat.

    Arnold gave a brief speech at the event, during which Ammiano and other Dems booed and heckled him, shouting “You lie.” After Schwarzenegger left, Ammiano gave a speech criticizing Schwarzenegger for a wide variety of real or imagined offenses.

    Aaron McLear, a spokesperson for Schwarzenegger explained to reporters’ queries about the letter: “My goodness. What a coincidence. I suppose when you do so many vetoes, something like this is bound to happen.”

    Ammiano’s spokesperson, Quintin Mecke’s response was that the assemblyman wants to move on. “We will call it even and start with a clean slate with the governor from here on out.”

    One might quip that golden state pols have sunken to a social level on parr with junior high school boys, but junior high school boys would probably be insulted by the comparison.

    Maria Shriver Caught Talking on Cell while Driving


    Maria Shriver, the celebrity wife of California celebrity Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, was captured on film by paparazzi while she was allegedly violating the law by allegedly talking on her cell phone while driving.

    In fact, it happened not once, but twice.

    In the photo above published by TMZ.com we see Maria happily chatting away while tooling down some LA roadway last Sunday, October 11, 2009.


    If that were not bad enough, they caught her again in July, which is plain enough in the second photo. It would seem that Maria has chosen to carelessly violate the no cell phone use while driving law habitually, even though her husband Arnold supported the law and signed it into law just last year.

    Arnold appears to be none too pleased about the matter because he tweeted the following message to TMZ’s Harvey Levin, “Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention, @harveylevintmz. There’s going to be swift action.”

    What do you want to bet Maria gets grounded?

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