You know how everybody has that one cause that hits really close to home for them? This is it for me. I lost my cousin Kim in the Spring of 2008, when she was just 30 years old. The culprit? Breast Cancer. If you want to help fight this terrible disease, or learn more about how to spread awareness - check out Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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You've probably never heard of him before, but American soldier Paul Iloilo Leti can sing. Like, really sing.
Leti performed Rihanna's Stay for what appears to be an audience of one. But rest assured, if he were on stage at Madison Square Garden, he would have brought the house down.
Before singing, Leti, dressed in camouflage, munches on some breakfast cereal. "Shout out to Rihanna. I love you," Leti says in the clip.
Jack Johnson will release his sixth studio album, titled From Here to Now to You, on Sept. 17 via Bushfire Records, it was announced on Monday. To prep fans for the LP, the folk rocker has also dropped new single I Got You.
The new track is just as acoustic and laid back as the rest of Johnson's catalog, and was recorded at Johnson's own Mango Tree studio in Hawaii. The new album was produced by Mario Caldato Jr., who Johnson worked with while recording his most successful album In Between Dreams. Caldato has also worked with Seu Jorge and Super Furry Animals, and the Beastie Boys.
Later this month Johnson will be playing entirely acoustic sets of his new material at highly exclusive invite-only gigs in New York and London. Fans can enter to win tickets to the performances at http://jackjohnsonmusic.com/tour. Winners will be announced tomorrow.
Right before his album hits shelves Johnson will be playing two shows in London, previewing some of the new songs. The first is scheduled for Sept. 8 at BBC Radio 2 Live, and the second is a Sept. 16 gig at the iTunes Festival.
From Here to Now to You is Johnson's first studio album since 2010's To the Sea, which became his third No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Dates for a U.S. tour are in the works, and will be announced soon.
Who doesn't love to see their favorite actors being goofy off-camera? Here's Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom:
And from the set of my favorite movie - Marlon Brandon and Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather:
Researcher and artist Nickolay Lamm, working with Dr. Alan Kwan, who holds a PhD in computational genomics from Washington University, has imagined what our faces might look like in the distant future.
According to Dr. Kwan, the changes might include:
• A larger head to accommodate a larger brain
• larger nostrils for easier breathing in off-planet environments
• denser hair to contain heat loss from a larger head
• Eyes will get larger, as attempts to colonize Earth’s solar system and beyond see people living in dimmer environments further away from a sun
• skin will become more pigmented to lessen the damage from harmful UV radiation.
Go to Forbes to see what our faces will look in 20,000 and 60,000 years.
The test faces:
Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent wrapped up its seventh season Saturday night with Hungarian shadow theater troupe Attraction emerging as the winner of the talent competition on commercial network ITV. The live final went down with a surprise twist, though, as a woman showed up on stage during an opera singing performance and started throwing eggs at BGT judges Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden and David Walliams.
The woman was eventually dragged off the stage, and comedians and hosts Ant and Dec told the audience that the incident was not part of the act. ITV later said the woman apparently belonged to a musical quartet that was not part of the finals.
"Natalie Holt (age 30) was part of the backing group for their performance, and as a result of her misguided actions the police were called," a BGT rep said in a statement about the woman who threw eggs. "However, we have decided to take no further action at this stage.”
Holt said in a statement: "I want to apologize to [opera-singing brothers] Richard and Adam for overshadowing their performance. I’ve never done anything like this before and in hindsight I have realized it was a silly thing to do.”
The brothers said: “It’s disappointing that someone tried to sabotage our performance, but we’re proud that we made it to the end of our song. Thanks to everyone for their support. We’ve had a great time."
The show's ratings have been beating BBC singing competition The Voice, which will crown its season two winner on Saturday, June 22. Last year's BGT winners were Ashleigh and her dancing dog Pudsey.
Cowell earlier in the season lauded Attraction as "one of the most amazing" acts ever on the show.
Though Topanga, Eric and Mr. Feeney weren't there.
CORY, JACK AND RACHEL:
RACHEL AND JACK:
ANGELA AND SHAWN:
CORY'S MOM AND THE ORIGINAL MORGAN MATTHEWS:
Ben Savage, Matthew Lawrence, Besty Randle, Rider Strong, Trina McGee-Davis, Maitland Ward Baxter and Lily Nicksay
Could you imagine if TLC had recorded Hit Me Baby (One More Time)? Yeah, me neither. Here are some other songs that were almost recorded by other artists.
One very furry high school graduate was honored this week with a yearbook photo of his own.
Prince “the therapy dog,” bred by Lutheran Church Charities is a 9-year-old golden retriever who works in the guidance office at Portage High School in Illinois. He's retiring and as a parting gift, he had a professional photo taken and published alongside the class of 2013.
"We've never done anything like this but it was a nice way to say goodbye to Prince," Melissa Deavers-Lowie, Portage High School's yearbook adviser, told Yahoo! Shine. "Parents and students thought it was so cute and funny. And on Sunday, he'll lead the graduating class of 2013 onto the football field for the ceremony." Naturally, he'll be dressed for the part, wearing a custom-made red cap and gown.
“Prince comes to school and works with me in therapy groups,” Tim Kunstek, Portage High School’s guidance counselor and Prince’s handler, told Yahoo! Shine. "It’s pretty phenomenal how much the kids love him.”
Prince, who lives with Kunstek and his family in Portage, Illinois, has worked a 9-5 gig for the past 4.5 years. Every day, he rides to school with Kunstek and spends his morning greeting students as they arrive at school. He also sits in on counseling sessions with Kunstek and his students, and patrols the hallways, making sure kids are going to class. During lunch, he hangs out in the cafeteria. “Kids would sit on the floor and feed him Tater Tots and other treats, but he started gaining weight, so we’ve scaled back on that,” said Kunstek. And Prince travels for work: In the wake of the tragic shootings in December at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he was on hand to make the sure the children had a smoother transition back to school. “The kids at Sandy Hook loved him and all the other therapy dogs so much that Lutheran Church Charities is now trying to raise money for therapy dogs at Sandy Hook,” said Kunstek.
At the end of a long day, Prince heads home with Kunstek for dinner. Upon his retirement, he’ll remain with Kunstek and work part-time, possibly with kids. And he won't be forgotten: His Facebook page boasts more than 1,500 likes and he keeps his friends updated with photos of his life at school and at home.
But Portage High School won’t be without a therapy dog for long. Isaiah, a 1-year-old golden retriever, is in training to be Prince’s replacement. “There’s something really calming about golden retrievers; they have a big effect on people,” said Kunstek.
It’s the latest piece by Australian creative collective The Glue Society, most famous for their global warming sculpture, “Hot with a Chance of a Late Storm:”
Here, James Dive has compacted an entire fair – including rides, games and prizes — into a four metet cube.
The sculpture, “Once”, is on display in Aarhus, Denmark, until July 1.
Said Dive: “The project is about the finality of a missed moment. Creating [it] was undoubtedly the most violent process I’ve ever embarked upon.”
Man, I hope there is video of said process.