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Fox picks up ‘Bones’ spin-off ‘The Finder,’ J.J. Abrams ‘Alcatraz’ to series


Fox just picked up two dramas to series: The Finder, a spin-off of its hit series Bones starring Geoff Stults, and Alcatraz, the J.J. Abrams mystery starring Lostco-star Jorge Garcia.

The dramas joins Zooey Deschanel’s comedy The New Girl among Fox’s first wave of pick-ups for next season.

Finder has Stults as a former military policeman whose brain damage from two tours in Iraq appear to have given him the ability to locate anything or anyone. The 13 episode order comes despite the fact that ratings for the backdoor pilot episode of Bones featuring Stults (and costars Saffron Burrows and Michael Clarke Duncan)

Lady Gaga – The Edge Of Glory (Audio)


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Lady Gaga “The Edge Of Glory” (Audio). Get it on iTunes now: http://bit.ly/lA5ID4 © 2011 Interscope Records

Nicolas Cage Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge


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Nicolas Cage was arrested in Louisiana early Saturday morning, following an altercation with his wife of six years, Alice.

The incident that led to the arrest was a rather public one: According to TMZ sources, the Oscar winner was “very drunk” on a New Orleans street when a taxi driver allegedly witnessed the couple quarreling loudly. The cabbie reportedly called the police when Cage pushed his wife.

Cage is said to have taunted cops into taking him into custody, repeatedly refusing their request to quietly go home and asking, “Why don’t you just arrest me?” The officers ultimately obliged, charging Cage with disturbing the peace and domestic violence.

He remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing; his wife is reportedly denying any physical violence occurred, and expressing no wish to press charges.
With Alice, the actor is raising a son named Kal-El, born in 2005. Cage, who lost his father in 2009, was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Lisa Marie Presley.

Cage has a history of public outbursts, including a blow-up last year (caught on tape) on the Romanian set of a movie, and a bar fight in New Orleans last month.

Nobody would dispute that Cage has been battling his fair share of demons recently, including major financial woes. The IRS has alleged for years that he owed millions in income and property tax, while the mother of Cage’s firstborn son sued him in 2009 for more than $13 million. That same year, Cage filed a $20 million negligence and fraud suit against his business manager, Samuel Levin — who then accused Cage of ignoring his pleas to stop living beyond his means. Levin said in a countersuit that Cage was repeatedly advised to curtail his spending, but instead ended up purchasing yachts, Rolls Royces, a Gulfstream jet and 15 homes.

Jonas who?


We haven’t seen the Jonas Brothers hanging out together lately since they’ve been busy with their solo projects, but on Sunday night, Joe and Nick were spotted fitting in some quality time … at the bowling alley!The duo met up with friends at Pinz in Studio City, California, and while we don’t know who won, Nick sure seemed like the more serious player since he brought along his very own bowling ball.

The Truth About Botox and Fillers


I fear that the inevitable is upon me. My fine lines have graduated into full-blown wrinkles and no topical anti-aging skin care cream is going to erase them — it’s time to call in the big guns. But which facial filler is right for me?

 

(I may be ready for Botox, are you? Take this quiz to find out.)

 

That’s the thing about Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and the rest of the non-surgical anti-aging options available to us today. With so many to choose from and so much info about them floating around out there, the myths and the facts get muddled.

 

 

 

For instance…

 

#1 Did you know that Botox and fillers don’t work the same way? It’s true. Many people think they perform the same basic function of filling in wrinkles, but they don’t. It’s true that they lessen the appearance of wrinkles, but many people don’t realize that they work quite differently.

 

Dr. Derek Jones, Associate Professor of Dermatology at UCLA and Founder and Medical Director of the Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills explains it simply: “Fillers fill and Botox relaxes. Botox relaxes the muscle that’s creating the wrinkle,” as opposed to filler which simply fills in the wrinkle with product.

 

 

 

#2 Did you also know that Botox doesn’t have to make you look like you can’t show an emotion other than perma-surprise? If done correctly and with restraint, Botox will look natural and emotions will still be expressed on your face. Dr. Jones says that at most, the angry/perturbed look that occurs when you furrow your brow will be diminished. In the right amount, Botox will get rid of those negative emotions, but not affect any other movement in the face like lifting your brows or smiling.

 

He also warns that when Botox gets into the hands of people that don’t have the right training, you’ll see overly-dramatic results and people that appear emotionless. Therefore, he stresses, like with any medical procedure, to make sure your doctor is well qualified.

 

 

 

#3 Another myth that Dr. Jones debunks is the one about filler injections being unbearably painful. He says that for fillers that are combined with lidocane like Juvederm XC, people usually say on a scale of 1-10 that the pain ranks from two to three on average. Topical numbing agents applied pre-injection can also help minimize the pain even further.

 

 

 

#4 And, I for one, was happy to learn that you can’t, in fact, get physically addicted to Botox or any filler. Although, you can become physiologically addicted to anything that makes you feel good — and banishing wrinkles to Kingdom Come surely feels heavenly.

 

 

 

Learned a thing or two that you didn’t know about the wonderful world of keeping us looking fab well into our 80s? Take this 12 Myths About Fillers and Botox quiz and you’ll learn a whole lot more. Because, after all, an informed decision is a wise one.

 

 

Watch a Botox injection video

 

 

 

See Total Skin makeovers using non-surgical, cosmetic procedures and at-home skin treatments for facial skin care

 

What beauty products do you splurge on? Here’s a list of the high-end products we can’t live without

 

 

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Sheen to take Chicago stage after Detroit failure


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DETROITCharlie Sheen was heckled, booed and eventually abandoned by the crowd at his inaugural stage show, with many of the audience members chanting “refund” and heading for the exits even before the show abruptly ended.

Winning? Not on opening night.

The first stop on Sheen’s “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option” 20-city variety show tour started Saturday night in Detroit with thunderous applause but ended 70 minutes later. In between, Sheen tried to appease his audience with rants, a rapper and a question and answer session, ultimately concluding the first show was “an experiment.”

Now Chicago’s audience is wondering what will come of his second show, set for Sunday evening at the historic 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre. The Chicago Theater box office says the show is sold out, though tickets are listed for sale elsewhere online.

The former “Two and a Half Men” star learned firsthand at Detroit’s 5,100-seat Fox Theatre that show business still requires a show. The debacle called into question the fate of the nascent tour. Some fans already predicted a premature end for the month-long trek.

“No way” the show makes it through all the dates, said Bob Orlowski, a lawyer from Plymouth, Mich., who watched with six clients in a suite.

“He’s not suited for this,” said Orlowski, 46. “It wasn’t funny.”

Sheen’s publicist, Larry Solters, declined to comment after the show. Sheen, 45, reappeared after the house lights went up to thank the hundreds who remained.

It wasn’t clear when Sheen lost the audience, but there were many awkward moments.

Sheen, known for his wild partying and rampant drug use, said he thought Detroit would be a good place to tell some stories about crack cocaine. The remark prompted loud, immediate boos.

At another point, Sheen showed a short film he wrote, directed and produced years ago called “RPG.” He sat in the front row to watch the flick, which starred a much younger Johnny Depp. Again, more boos.

But the show actually started off with a bang.

After a video montage of movie clips — Sheen in “Wall Street” and “Platoon” set to a guitar solo from Sheen friend Rob Patterson — the star emerged to raucous applause and a standing ovation. The cheering increased as the women he calls his “goddesses” took the stage.

The two women, a former porn star and an actress who live with him, carried placards with the words “War” and “Lock,” a reference to Sheen’s recent description of himself.

When the goddesses locked lips in front of him, Sheen smirked. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand.

“I don’t see a single empty seat,” he said.

That quickly changed.

As the showed bogged down, an audience member booed, prompting Sheen to reply, “I’ve already got your money, dude.”

Things only got worse.

“Tonight’s an experiment,” he said.

For some, it was an expensive experiment.

Linda Fugate, who paid $150 for two seats, left the theater and walked up the street, yelling, “I want my money back!”

“I was hoping for something. I didn’t think it would be this bad,” said Fugate, a 47-year-old from Lincoln Park, Mich.

Fans who arrived at the theater — some flying in for the show — said they were hoping to see the increasingly eccentric actor deliver some of the colorful rants that have made him an Internet star since his ugly falling out with CBS and the producers of “Two and a Half Men.”

They got the ranting. It just wasn’t funny.

“Brutal. I expected him to at least entertain a little bit,” said Rodney Gagnon, 34, of Windsor, Ontario.

Some saw something between victory and defeat.

Geoff Rezek, 69, a computer consultant from Darien, Conn., who met Sheen after the concert and received a poster, said the show needed work, but was salvageable. He believes Sheen is a consummate showman who took a risk.

“I wouldn’t miss the first show. Who knows if there’s going to be a second show?” Rezek said, perhaps prophetically. He also bought a ticket for Sheen’s performance next week in Connecticut.

Sheen has made headlines in recent years as much for his drug use, failed marriages, custody disputes and run-ins with the police, as for his acting. Martin Sheen has compared his son’s struggle with addiction to a cancer patient’s struggle for survival.

In August, the wayward star pleaded guilty in Aspen, Colo., to misdemeanor third-degree assault after a Christmas Day altercation with his third wife, Brooke Mueller. The couple have since finalized their divorce.

Charlie Sheen’s behavior, which included lashing out at “Two and a Half Men” producer Chuck Lorre, finally became too much for Warner Bros. Television, which fired him March 7.

Sheen fired back with a $100 million lawsuit and all-out media assault in which he informed the world about his standing as a “rock star from Mars” with “Adonis DNA.”

After one of the sustained booing moments, Sheen tried to calm the crowd.

“Come on, guys. You paid to see me,” he said. “… You gave me your hard-earned money without knowing what this (expletive) show was about. I’m here now … and I’m willing to open up.”

Obama wears flip flps?


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Our president once supported off shore drilling and was coming very close to allowing it to happen in March 2010 this article was published http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/science/earth/31energy.html

Then in April we had the BP oil spill and everything changed after that. Now he has done what President Obama does best and back slid and flip flopped on his position. Now he wants American consumers and American business to be more dependent on foreign oil instead. Like for instance Brazil, so while we go green other countries get richer.

Let’s look at DADT “Don’t ask Don’t Tell” He was in support of keeping that policy in place but then turned around as he watched the polls slipping and flip flopped on that issues as well. Obama reminds me of another politician. One that ran for Senate but failed to win because his flip flops broke. His name is Charlie Crist.  President Obama said by the end of his 1st term the deficit would be slashed by spending our way out of it. Surprisingly it has doubled instead!

2012` is RIGHT around the corner and just remember November!

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