Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Nice Celebrities Babies photos

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Paloma Faith Concert celebrities babies
Image by Fraser Mummery Paloma Faith in concert at The Liverpool Empire Theatre on 4th Nov 2014. 'Trouble with My Baby' clip youtu.be/RmwhBeQlohQ 'River Deep - Mountain High' clip youtu.be/QdUSy4tpCHg

Paloma Faith Concert celebrities babies
Image by Fraser Mummery Paloma Faith in concert at The Liverpool Empire Theatre on 4th Nov 2014. 'Trouble with My Baby' clip youtu.be/RmwhBeQlohQ 'River Deep - Mountain High' clip youtu.be/QdUSy4tpCHg

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Paloma Faith Concert celebrity baby photos
Image by Fraser Mummery Paloma Faith in concert at The Liverpool Empire Theatre on 4th Nov 2014. 'Trouble with My Baby' clip youtu.be/RmwhBeQlohQ 'River Deep - Mountain High' clip youtu.be/QdUSy4tpCHg

Nice Celebs photos

Nice Celebs photos

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The Gifted Queen Sabine Mondestin Show Her Curves celebs
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Megan Gale

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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Christian Dior couture opens Sydney CBD store... Australia is now home to yet another exclusive luxury brand. Christian Dior couture chief executive Sidney Toledano is delighted to have cracked the competitive Sydney market. Today marks the opening its first flagship boutique in Australia in Sydney. The multi-level store is designed to replicate Dior’s renowned boutique on Paris’s Avenue Montaigne. The boutique is located in the former Louis Vuitton store on the corner of King and Castlereagh streets. In recent months, Chanel, Canali, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Bottega Veneta have either set up for the first time in Australia, opened in more locations, or revamped existing stores. The brand's CEO Mr Toledano appeared unfazed by recent reports of China’s economic slowdown. “The world has changed over the last three or four years and the centre of gravity of the global economy is moving towards Asia . . . We are developing our business in this part of the world,” he said. In December, Dior reported that sales for the half year to October 31 were up 18 per cent at £632 million (4 million) and said margins had improved. The luxury French label’s history in Australia goes back to 1947, when David Jones reproduced four garments designed by Christian Dior as part of its “Paris fashion for all” line. Since 1999, Dior has opened small boutiques in DFS Galleria in The Rocks as well as David Jones in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The bottom level of the store stocks Dior’s complete range of bags and accessories while the first floor houses ready-to-wear clothing by creative director Raf Simons, as well as an array of shoes, jewellery and watches. There is a salon on the third floor, accessible only by lift, for VIPS looking for a more exclusive shopping experience. Men have access to a dedicated Dior Homme boutique, which has a dedicated entry off King Street. Suits, sportswear, denim, leather goods, accessories and footwear are spread across two levels. “There is a big demand in the world for very high quality, innovative product and brands with real history. The new generation, and in this part of the world I notice even more, they want to know what the history of the company is,” Mr Toledano said. “They go to the store and want to see it, feel it, understand it ... We want every member of our staff to know all the information so the customer understands what we do. This is our global, long-term strategy.” Advertised celebrity list included: ISABEL LUCAS, TINA ARENA, MEGAN GALE, COLLETTE DINNIGAN, GEOFF AND SARA HEUGILL, ZACH & JORDAN STENMARK, MATTHEW MITCHAM AND DIOR’S NEW “FACE”, AUSTRALIAN MODEL NICOLE POLLARD, WHO IS BEING FLOWN IN FROM PARIS TO ATTEND THE EVENT. Websites Christian Dior www.dior.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Kane Concert @ the Key Club christian celebrities
Image by RavenU July 30, 2005 in LA. Part of the weekend at the Angel Booster Bash (www.boosterevents.com) was a sold out concert kick-ass preformance by Christian Kane's band Kane (www.kanemusic.com).

Nice Celebrity Fashion Games photos

Nice Celebrity Fashion Games photos

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Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Turns In On; Tonight in Sin City Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. If you want to find Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra or other slot and table games, you won't have any trouble with that either. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... On Friday, 11 May The Star is lighting up with a night of festivities and events across the complex from 6pm til late. Best of all the events are open to everyone, so come on down and kick your weekend off in style! ROCK LILY British India Live As part of "The Star Turns It ​On" event on Friday, Melbourne indie band British India will be playing a free headlining set at The Star's home of live music, Rock Lily, from 10pm. THE DARLING Party in The Darling ​A killer DJ line-up featuring Zoe Badwi and Alex Dimitriades from 7pm, complimentary drinks, delicious canapés and giveaways. First in, best dressed! RETAIL COLLECTION Fashion Event ​A special fashion night will commence in our retail collection from 6pm, with in-store offers, models parading the various designer wares available, complimentary hand massages by The Spa at The Darling therapists, plus glasses of bubbles and beer. 24/7 SPORTS BAR Sports Stars at 24/7 Sports Bar Sports celebrities will be on-hand for photos and autographs at 24/7 Sports Bar from 6pm, including NRL greats Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen and current South Sydney Rabbitohs. Plus all the Friday night football action on the mega screen. CHERRY After Party in Cherry A​fter exploring The Star, join us for an after party at our cocktail bar, Cherry. Celebrity Apprentice star and glamour sportswoman, Lauryn Eagle, will be hostess for the evening, plus tunes by DJ Jam Xpress. Champagne and cocktail specials will be available. Who's coming tonight... Lauryn Eagle, Alex Dimitriades, Zoe Badwi, British India, Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will live up to that tonight. Something tells us the stories won't be out until later over the weekend when everyone starts recovering from a Star hangover... a positive one of course. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Cherry www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/cherry.aspx 24/7 Sports Bar www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/24-7-sports-bar.aspx Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Alex Dimitriades celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Turns In On; Tonight in Sin City Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. If you want to find Wheel of Fortune, Cleopatra or other slot and table games, you won't have any trouble with that either. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... On Friday, 11 May The Star is lighting up with a night of festivities and events across the complex from 6pm til late. Best of all the events are open to everyone, so come on down and kick your weekend off in style! ROCK LILY British India Live As part of "The Star Turns It ​On" event on Friday, Melbourne indie band British India will be playing a free headlining set at The Star's home of live music, Rock Lily, from 10pm. THE DARLING Party in The Darling ​A killer DJ line-up featuring Zoe Badwi and Alex Dimitriades from 7pm, complimentary drinks, delicious canapés and giveaways. First in, best dressed! RETAIL COLLECTION Fashion Event ​A special fashion night will commence in our retail collection from 6pm, with in-store offers, models parading the various designer wares available, complimentary hand massages by The Spa at The Darling therapists, plus glasses of bubbles and beer. 24/7 SPORTS BAR Sports Stars at 24/7 Sports Bar Sports celebrities will be on-hand for photos and autographs at 24/7 Sports Bar from 6pm, including NRL greats Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen and current South Sydney Rabbitohs. Plus all the Friday night football action on the mega screen. CHERRY After Party in Cherry A​fter exploring The Star, join us for an after party at our cocktail bar, Cherry. Celebrity Apprentice star and glamour sportswoman, Lauryn Eagle, will be hostess for the evening, plus tunes by DJ Jam Xpress. Champagne and cocktail specials will be available. Who's coming tonight... Lauryn Eagle, Alex Dimitriades, Zoe Badwi, British India, Wendell Sailor, Benji Marshall and Paul Gallen. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will live up to that tonight. Something tells us the stories won't be out until later over the weekend when everyone starts recovering from a Star hangover... a positive one of course. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Cherry www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/cherry.aspx 24/7 Sports Bar www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/24-7-sports-bar.aspx Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com

Renae Ayris - Miss Universe Sydney Australia celebrity fashion games
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer The Star Casino hosts Renae Ayris - Miss Universe Sydney, Australia Echo Entertainment is apparently more about entertainment than gambling these days, casino tie in or not, and tonight its party time at The Star. This is most assuredly worth taking a gamble on. There's a strong chance that by the time you stop parting you would have had an absolute blast. They have hosted countless international acts and acted as home to the Hollywood and Las Vegas stars where they come down under to Sin City Sydney. Seems a nature that the new Miss Universe Australia, Renae Ayris, and friends should be in the celebrity mix to show their faces on a Friday night at The Star. They continue to push the celebrity card, and then there's the nightclubs, bars, slots, games and The Darling - the 5 star hotel. It's all there for the taking. Work hard and play and party harder. Promo... News on Miss Universe Australia... Danver and photography lover from Perth has been crowned Miss Universe Australia. Renae Ayris has been voted the nation's most beautiful woman and presented with a ,000 Temelli Jewellery crown at a black tie event in Melbourne (9th June 2012). She narrowly edged out Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros, who was named runner-up. The night saw some of Australia's most beautiful women take to the stage in swimwear and evening gowns before judges declared a winner. Melbourne's hopes of a local winner were buoyed when two of the final five included Melbourne woman Mary Vitinaros and Victorian Julia Perrott-Clarke. Ms Perrott-Clarke won the crowd over after facing a controversial question from former news presenter Naomi Robson about her views on gay marriage. "I believe that everyone should have equal rights whether it be marriage or any other factor," she responded. "Everyone has their own opinion and if it doesn't infringe on anyone else's rights then I think it's a great thing." Shouting her final reply she ended by saying. "If they are in love, then they should celebrate that love and if that means marriage, then they should get married because it's amazing." The response saw her named 4th runner-up. Strutting their stuff in evening gowns in front of a crowd in the hundreds in the Melbourne Sofitel's Grand Ballroom the finalists wowed the room. The panel responsible for naming the winner included actress and model Annalise Braakensiek, actor Vince Collosimo and fashion designer Wayne Cooper. The West Australian girl will now represent Australia at the international Miss Universe competition. Thirty-three national finalists battled it out for the title, with the winner to go on to compete in the international Miss Universe pageant in December. More news... Everything is a blur - Miss Universe... When Miss Universe Australia 2012 Renae Ayris received her tiara at Melbourne's Sofitel on Friday night she had the added thrill of accepting the title from her friend - 2011 Miss Universe Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs. Ms Ayris said it was watching Scherri's experience as Australia's Miss Universe that inspired her to enter the pageant this year. "I've always watched but last year I followed it really closely because Scherri was in it, she's actually a friend of mine," Ms Ayris said. "I was so excited for her to hand me over the crown." Dressed in a navy and silver cocktail dress by Perth designer Ruth Tarvydas, the 21-year-old blonde looked bright and fresh on Saturday despite having not slept a wink the night before. The life-altering announcement still hadn't sunk in when she fronted the media for her first official press call as Miss Universe Australia. "I'm so overwhelmed still, everything is just a blur from last night," Ms Ayris gushed. "I'm going to wake up one morning and say,"Wow I'm Miss Universe Australia'." The Miss Universe competition was the model's first time in a beauty pageant, but she has taken a shot at fame before. She is an avid dancer who auditioned for a role in Baz Luhrmann's Academy Award-winning film Moulin Rouge!. "I got down to the very last cut but I was too young," she said. Being crowned Miss Universe Australia will open up other avenues to Ms Ayris. As part of her duties she will be acting as the charity ambassador for Operation Smile, a children's medical charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in developing countries born with facial deformities. Another official responsibility will be to represent Australia in the international Miss Universe pageant in December. "I'll try my best to do Australia proud," Ms Ayris said. There have been two Miss Universe title-holders from Australia, with Kerry-Ann Wells claiming the title in 1972 and Jennifer Hawkins in 2004. Wrap Up... The Star's tag line is 'There will be stories', and its a sure bet Star will keep living up to that if tonight was any indication. A casino matched with Miss Universe Australia, a media pack with snappers all trying to get the models attention, so you can just imagine. Websites The Star www.star.com.au Echo Entertainment www.echoentertainment.com.au Miss Universe Australia www.missuniverseaustralia.com.au Music News Australia www.musicnewsaustralia.com Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

Nice Celebrity Picture photos

Nice Celebrity Picture photos

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Sparks @ [BAD TASTE] Masque celebrity picture
Image by *Zephyrance - don't wake me up. Rolleiflex 2.8F + Kodak portra 800, @shanghai. Yulizi @ the [BAD TASTE CELEBRITY] masquerade party.

Celebrity Infinity. Food. Souffle celebrity picture
Image by Tom Mascardo A generously-sized chocolate souffle with some sort of coffee-based sauce. Yum...

Cool Celebrity Deaths Today images

Cool Celebrity Deaths Today images

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TV Shows We Used To Watch - Whicker's World 1958-94 celebrity deaths today
Image by brizzle born and bred Journalist Alan Whicker reported on interesting social stories from across the globe. Whicker was born to British parents in Cairo, Egypt, in 1921. Alan Whicker remains the gold standard by which all other television journalists are judged - and found wanting. There is nobody today who comes close to the confident professionalism exuded by Alan Whicker in 'Whicker's World'. Although the subject matters may be outdated, seeing these shows is a lesson in how TV presentation should be done, and reminds us how the TV of today has been dumbed down and spoiled by young manic presenters who don't have an ounce of talent compared to the great Mr Whicker. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uEB-Vs8m-8 Alan Donald Whicker CBE (2 August 1921 â€" 12 July 2013) was a British journalist and television presenter and broadcaster. His career spanned almost 60 years, during which time he presented the documentary television programme Whicker's World for over 30 years. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for services to broadcasting. Whicker's World is a British television documentary series that ran from 1958 to 1994, presented by journalist and broadcaster Alan Whicker. www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwX4y14y1eA Originally a segment on the BBC's Tonight programme in 1958, Whicker's World became a fully-fledged television series in its own right in the 1960s. The series was first shown by the BBC until 1968, and then by ITV from 1969 to 1983, when it was produced by Yorkshire Television, in which Whicker himself was a shareholder. The series returned to the BBC in 1984, and to ITV again in 1992. www.youtube.com/watch?v=__y3i2v2G4g Blessed with one of the greatest TV themes of all time: West End by Laurie Johnston. Whicker said that one of his scariest visits was to the psychopathic dictator of Haiti Papa Doc Duvalier, the possible inspiration for Baron Samedi out of Live and Let Die. Whicker reported stories of social interest from around the world. His interviewees included locals, politicians, celebrities, and even convicted criminals as he reported on stories as far ranging as military dictatorships, British expatriates, the feminist movement of the 1970s, the Tanka people (Boat People) of Hong Kong, the American Gay Rights movement in the 1970s, the opening of Disneyworld in Florida, and the growing plastic surgery industry of California. Among his most famous interviewees were actors Peter Sellers, Joan Collins, Britt Ekland, and Christopher Lee, Haitian dictator François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, Paraguay dictator Don Alfredo Stroessner, novelist Harold Robbins, Lula Parker Betenson (the 94-year-old sister of the outlaw Butch Cassidy), the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (reputedly the richest man in the world at the time of filming), opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, several Maharajas of India, and various members of the British aristocracy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnm0GWv1mVk&list=PLnhcQpwpqYu... Although episodes were self-contained, Whicker would often film a series of episodes devoted to one particular location, including four whole series devoted to the United States and three about Australia. Multi-episode series about the South Pacific, India, Hong Kong, Spain, and a voyage on the QE2 were also made. These were usually given series titles such as Whicker's New World (1969), Whicker's Walkabout: Seven Scenes Down Under (1970), Whicker Way Out West (1973), Whicker's South Seas (1973), Whicker's World Down Under (1976), Whicker's World: A Fast Boat to China (1984), Whicker's World: Living With Uncle Sam (1985), Whicker's World: Living with Waltzing Maltilda (1988), and Whicker's World: A Taste of Spain (1992). In 1998, Whicker made a six-part radio series, Around Whicker's World, for BBC Radio 2. In 2009, he returned to television with Alan Whicker's Journey Of A Lifetime, a four-part series for the BBC in which he revisited some of the locations and people shown in Whicker's World decades earlier to see how their lives had progressed since his original interviews with them. www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0UgMPzf6xs&index=30&list... In the late 1960s, the series was spoofed by the British comedian Benny Hill who did a sketch on his show called "Knickers World". It was parodied again in 1972 by Monty Python's Flying Circus, who did a sketch set on a tropical island called "Whicker Island" where all of the inhabitants were Alan Whicker clones. In the 1980s, Whicker appeared in several television commercials for Barclaycard that were based on Whicker's World and featured Whicker in various foreign locations. In 1981, Whicker's World was spoofed by The Evasions, a British funk group whose song, "Wikka Wrap" featured songwriter Graham de Wilde impersonating Whicker. Graham de Wilde also composed the theme tune for the 1980s BBC episodes of Whicker's World. Whicker died on 12 July 2013 from bronchial pneumonia at his home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, aged 91. 2014 Whicker's World: 'Island paradise' of renowned former broadcaster and journalist Alan Whicker goes on the market for £5million in Jersey. Veteran broadcaster and TV presenter's Channel Islands home has been put on sale for £4.95million. Mont d'Olivet has four bedrooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool and sweeping views across the channel. The 1950s property was described by Whicker as his 'island paradise' before his death last year aged 91. Whicker lived in the property for more than 40 years while filming travel documentary series Whicker's World.

Madame Tussauds 03-03-2004 celebrity deaths today
Image by Karen Roe Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events and moments that made the world talk about them... The attraction’s history is a rich and fascinating one, with roots dating back to the Paris of 1770. It was here that Madame Tussaud learnt to model wax likenesses under the tutelage of her mentor, Dr Philippe Curtius. At the age of 17, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI’s sister at the Palace Of Versailles and then, during the French Revolution, was hastily forced to prove her allegiance to the feudalistic nobles by making the death masks of executed aristocrats. Madame Tussaud came to Britain in the early 19th century alongside a travelling exhibition of revolutionary relics and effigies of public heroes and rogues.

Luv-A-Fair: Bowie-Glamball at Celebrities Nightclub

Luv-A-Fair: Bowie-Glamball at Celebrities Nightclub

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Luv-A-Fair: Bowie-Glamball at Celebrities Nightclub celebrity photo
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Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off 1 celebrity photo
Image by Ziki Questi At Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off, a build by Maya Paris, taken 22 July 2012. Recommended: See on black or see original size. Read more about Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off on my blog. Visit Celebrity Blow Your Tits Off.

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century

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DSC00678, Interior of Celebrity Cruise Ship Century celebrity photo
Image by jimg944 The Celebrity Cruises Motor Vessel Century viewed from the dock. 70,606 tonnage, 815 feet long, 105 foot beam width, 22 knot top speed, 14 decks, 1750 guests and 868 crew. See set comments for Welcome to the Dawn of a New Century .

Celebrity Solstice. Lifeboat. celebrity photo
Image by Tom Mascardo 1 On the promenade deck, a shot of this bright orange lifeboat/patrol boat. Celebrity Solstice is the first of five in the Solstice Class of vessels deployed by Celebrity Cruises on behalf of Royal Caribbean International. Other vessels in the Solstice class include the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse.

Celebrity Century celebrity photo
Image by Tom Mascardo 3 Anchored off the shore of Icy Strait Point / Hoonah, Alaska

Nice Top Celebrity News photos

Nice Top Celebrity News photos

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The Punisher Human Statue Bodyart Bodypainting top celebrity news
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer Human Statue Bodyart does bodypainting, bodyart and costume designs for fanboys at Supanova pop culture expo, Sydney, Australia 2013; The Punisher (Marvel Comics) superhero spotted at Sydney Supanova... Superhero fans out there... today Sydney, Australia got its first dose of Supanova - Superhero and pop culture mania again for 2013. Superheroes remained a popular theme at the famous expo that tours most capital cities of Australia, including Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and the Gold Coast. Fanboys and fangirls have been dressing up as their favourite characters for as long as we can remember, and this year the competition continued to heat up, as creative arts and bodypainting / bodyart agency, Human Statue Bodyart created some superhero creative works for Supanova, with photographic evidence surfacing that demonstrates the agency created at least one 'The Punisher' (of the the darker superhero characters from Marvel Comics aka Marvel Entertainment). Marvel Comics / Marvel Entertainment superheroes appear to be a bit more popular than the DC Comics / Warner Bros. characters this year. Neither Marvel or DC / Warner Bros. are official sponsors or advertisers at the popular pop culture expo, but that doesn't seem to have effected the exposure they receive. Speaking of exposure, it was great to see the guys and girls from AWF (Australasian Wrestling Federation at Supanova again this year. These guys sure know their pro wrestling and they appeared to attract a crowd of between 400-500. AWF promoter, Greg "TNT" Bownds is doing a top job, and has been in the business for over 14 years now, which is like a lifetime in pro wrestling circles. Take time to dress your best, as we understand lots of news media will be attending with photographers and video cameras, so if you look great there's a decent chance you will make the news in some fashion! If you didn't make it today - a wet Saturday by anyones standards, don't worry - you can still attend tomorrow. Supanova Press Release... Announcing our June Supa-Stars! Not content with delivering our biggest-ever guest line-up to Melbourne and the Gold Coast, we've announced our initial Sydney and Perth cast, too! This is our first round of guests announced for the Sydney and Perth expos with many more to come! Margot Kidder: Lois Lane in Superman I-IV Alan Tudyk: Wash in Firefly and Serenity Oliver and James Phelps: Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter series Clare Kramer: Glory in Buffy The Vampire Slayer Eve Myles: Gwen in Torchwood Kai Owen: Rhys In Torchwood Eoin Macken: Sir Gwaine in Merlin Greg Cipes: Ben 10: Ultimate Alien's Kevin Levin Cristina Vee: Homura in Madoka Magika Christine Cabanos: Madoka in Madoka Magika Rayond E. Feist: author of The Magician Jana Oliver: Author of the Demon Trappers series Juliet Marillier: The Seven Waters Trilogy George Perez: Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Avengers, The New Teen Titans and many more Mark Brooks: Amazing Spider-Man, Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men Alex Saviuk: Amazing Spider-Man comic strip, The Phantom, Green Lantern Tristan Jones: Writer/artist of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters Billy Tan: Uncanny X-Men, New Avengers, Shadowland (Sydney exclusive) Nicola Scott: Earth 2, Birds of Prey, Secret Six, Wonder Woman (Sydney exclusive) David Yardin: X-Factor, Uncanny X-Men, Storm (Sydney exclusive) Official Supanova information... Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013 Venue: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road , Sydney Olympic Park Date: Friday, June 21, 2013 to Sunday, June 23, 2013 Website: www.supanova.com.au The Supanova Pop Culture Expo will offer guests the chance to participate in celebrity Q&A's, autograph and photograph sessions, exclusive film screenings, interactive competitions, cosplay tournaments and showcases of all things collectable. Guests participating in this year's Supanova include: * Carrie Fisher (Star Wars); * David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider, Baywatch); * Margot Kidder (Superman I-IV, Amityville Horror); * Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Riddick); * James and Oliver Phelps (Harry Potter); * Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Serenity, Dollhouse); * Aidan Turner (The Hobbit, Being Human); * Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bring it On); * Kai Owen (Torchwood); * Adam Brown (The Hobbit, Plested and Brown); and more. Also featuring at this year's festival will be The Australian Timezone Supanova Pinball Championship. The light-hearted nature of the competition facilitates a new dimension of social interaction and the physicality of the game is what sets pinball apart. The championship has three stages including local tournaments, state finals and the national grand final, set to be held at the Brisbane Supanova from November 8 to 10. The winner will receive The Avengers Pro pinball machine. The Supanova Pop Culture Expo will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14; the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21; the Sydney Showground from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23; Claremont Showgrounds in Perth from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30; RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10; and Adelaide Showground from Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17. Sponsor: Madman Entertainment 03 9261 9200 (Building 1, Level 1, 21-31 Goodwood Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121) ID:3125 Who's coming: Carrie Fisher, David Hasselhoff, Margot Kidder, Karl Urban and more Websites Supanova Pop Culture Expo www.supanova.com.au Human Statue Bodyart www.humanstatuebodyart.com.au Human Entertainment www.humanentertainment.com.au Madman Entertainment www.madman.com.au Sydney Showground www.sydneyshowground.com.au Media Man Int www.mediamanint.com

Nice Celebrity Eclipse Pictures photos

Nice Celebrity Eclipse Pictures photos

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Celebrity Eclipse Main Dining (2) celebrity eclipse pictures
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George Burns & Gracie Allen, Radio Mirror Magazine, May 1948 young celebrities
Image by The Bees Knees Daily It's wild to see George Burns so young...I only remember him being old! "George Burns (January 20, 1896 â€" March 9, 1996), born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. At the age of 79, Burns' career was resurrected as an amiable, beloved and unusually active old comedian in the 1975 film The Sunshine Boys, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to work until shortly before his death, in 1996, at the age of 100." Credit Wikipedia Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie "Gracie" Allen (July 26, 1895[1][2] â€" August 27, 1964), was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. She made her first appearance on stage at age three and was given her first chance On Air by Eddie Cantor. She was educated at the Star of the Sea Convent School and during that time became a talented dancer. She soon began performing Irish folk dances with her three sisters, who were billed as "The Four Colleens." In 1909 Allen joined her sister, Bessie, as a vaudeville performer. At a performance in 1922 Allen met George Burns and the two formed a comedy act. The two were married on January 7, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio. In the early 1930s, like many stars of their era, Burns and Allen graduated to radio. The show was originally a continuation of their original "flirtation act" (as their vaudeville and short film routines had been). Burns realized that they were simply too old for that material ("Our jokes were too young for us", he later remarked) and changed the show's format in the fall of 1941 into the situation comedy vehicle for which they are best remembered: a working show business married couple negotiating ordinary problems caused by Gracie's "illogical logic," usually with the help of neighbors Harry and Blanche Morton, and their announcer, Bill Goodwin (later replaced by Harry von Zell during the run of their television series). Around 1948 Burns and Allen became part of the CBS talent raid. Their good friend (and frequent guest star) Jack Benny had decided to jump from NBC over to CBS. William S. Paley, the mastermind of CBS, had recently made it openly clear that he believed talent and not the network made the difference, which was not the case at NBC. Benny convinced Burns and Allen (among others) to join him in the move to CBS. The Burns and Allen radio show became part of the CBS lineup and a year later they also brought their show to television. They continued to use the formula which had kept them longtime radio stars, playing themselves only now as television stars, still living next door to Harry and Blanche Morton. They concluded each show with a brief dialogue performance in the style of their classic vaudeville and earlier radio routines. Allen retired in 1958, and Burns tried to soldier on without her. The show was renamed The George Burns Show with the cast intact except for Allen. The locale of the show was changed from the Burns home to George Burns' office, with Blanche Morton working as Burns' secretary so she could help Allen keep an eye on him. Allen's absence was only too obvious and impossible to overcome. The renamed show barely lasted a year." Credit: Wikipedia

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Cool Celebrity Death Pictures images

Cool Celebrity Death Pictures images

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1946 Cosmetics Ad, Liquid Lipstick with Actress & Singer Dale Evans, "Liquid Liptone" celebrity death pictures
Image by classic_film Vintage 1940s lipstick make-up advertisement with lovely singer and actress Dale Evans (October 31, 1912 - February 7, 2001). Evans and her husband, Western singer and actor Roy Rogers, starred in a number of popular movies (mostly Western musicals) and TV shows. She married Rogers in 1947, a year after this ad was published. They were happily married for 51 years until popular singing cowboy Rogers' death in 1988. This ad notes her most recent film, "Along the Navajo Trail," released in September 1945, in which she co-starred with Rogers and Gabby Hayes. Published in Redbook magazine, February 1946, Vol. 86, No. 4 Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).

1972 Ad, Prince Gardner Men's Wallets, Pocket Secretary, & Billfolds, Endorsement from Baseball's Don Drysdale celebrity death pictures
Image by classic_film Tagline: "Don Drysdale. His real pitching career began when he quit pitching." Bit of bio on MLB baseball-player-turned-sports-broadcaster Drysdale, via Wikipedia: Donald Scott "Don" Drysdale (July 23, 1936 - July 3, 1993) was a Major League Baseball player and Hall of Fame right-handed pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was one of the dominant starting pitchers of the 1960s, and became a radio and television broadcaster following his playing career. [...] Pitching for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, he teamed with Sandy Koufax during the late 1950s and early-middle 1960s to form one of the most dominating pitching duos in history. The hurler (nicknamed "Big D" by fans) used brushback pitches and a sidearm fastball to intimidate batters, similar to his fierce fellow Hall of Famer Bob Gibson. His 154 hit batsmen remains a modern National League record. Drysdale was also considered a good hitter for a pitcher. In a total of 14 seasons, he had 218 hits, including 29 home runs, and was occasionally used as a pinch-hitter. The ball thrown for the final out of Drysdale's consecutive scoreless innings streak in 1968. In 1962, Drysdale won 25 games and the Cy Young Award. In 1968, he set Major League records with six consecutive shutouts and 58 consecutive scoreless innings; the latter record was broken by fellow Dodger Orel Hershiser 20 years later. In 1963, he struck out 251 batters and won World Series Game 3 at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium over the Yankees, 1â€"0. In 1965, he was the Dodgers' only .300 hitter and tied his own National League record for pitchers with seven home runs. That year he won 23 games and helped the Dodgers to their third World Championship in Los Angeles. He ended his career with 209 wins, 2,486 strikeouts, 167 complete games and 49 shutouts. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, and had his number 53 officially retired at Dodger Stadium on July 1, 1984. (He was the last player on the Dodgers who had played for Brooklyn.) [...] A chronically sore shoulder forced Drysdale to retire during the 1969 season. The next year he started a broadcasting career that would continue through the rest of his life: first for the Montreal Expos (1970â€"1971), then the Texas Rangers (1972), California Angels (1973â€"1979, 1981), Chicago White Sox (1982â€"1987), NBC (1977), ABC (1978[2]â€"1986), and finally back in Los Angeles with the Dodgers (from 1988 until his death in 1993). He also worked with his Angels' partner Dick Enberg on Los Angeles Rams football broadcasts from 1973â€"1976. While at ABC Sports, Drysdale not only did baseball telecasts, but also Superstars and Wide World of Sports. In 1979, Drysdale covered the World Series Trophy presentation ceremonies for ABC. On October 11, 1980, Keith Jackson called an Oklahoma-Texas college football game for ABC in the afternoon, then flew to Houston to call Game 4 of the NLCS between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies. In the meantime, Drysdale filled-in for Jackson on play-by-play for the early innings. [...] Drysdale was 56 when he died of a heart attack in his hotel room in Montreal, Quebec, on July 3, 1993. Radio station employees were sent to look for him when he failed to make the bus for Olympic Stadium where the Dodgers were to play the Montreal Expos. Hotel staff entered his room and found him face down, near his bed. The coroner estimated that he had been dead for 18 hours. Drysdale's broadcasting colleague Vin Scully, who was instructed not to say anything on the air until Drysdale's family was notified, announced the news of his death by saying "Never have I been asked to make an announcement that hurts me as much as this one. And I say it to you as best I can with a broken heart." Fellow broadcaster Ross Porter told his radio audience, "I just don't believe it, folks." Drysdale was replaced by Rick Monday in the broadcast booth. Among the personal belongings found in Drysdale's hotel room was a cassette tape of Robert F. Kennedy's victory speech after the 1968 California Democratic presidential primary, a speech given only moments before Senator Kennedy's assassination. In the speech, Kennedy had noted, to the cheers of the crowd, that Drysdale had pitched his sixth straight shutout that evening. Drysdale had apparently carried the tape with him wherever he went since Kennedy's murder. ********************* Published in Seventeen magazine, June 1972, Vol. 31 No. 6 Fair use/no known copyright. If you use this photo, please provide attribution credit; not for commercial use (see Creative Commons license).

Sometimes celebrities just need to take a break from groupies

Sometimes celebrities just need to take a break from groupies

A few nice celebrity couples images I found:

Sometimes celebrities just need to take a break from groupies celebrity couples
Image by Daniele Nicolucci photography Whisky had just too many fans, and Marilyn was just another groupie to him. (Alternate title: "Oblivious") View large on black Facebook (become a fan!) Blog | Twitter | Website

Disynchronicity celebrity couples
Image by larryosan This image is also an experiment on "tags" as I have added many more than I usually do and have kept them relatively related to the image though some have gone far afield. I have avoided using sex or sexual terms to boost my keywords. But I have researched popular searches on google images right now to add a couple of tags. As I said this is an experiment and not a trend of action for me.

20090202 - Tim And Eric show - Diarrhea song - Tim, Eric - (by John K) - 3255981905_0acb322035_b celebrity couples
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) The diarrhea song was an absolutely insane way to open up the set, and a good intro for their poop-related "D-Pants" and "Napple" skits, which were previews from S4E1. I love how the snobs over at BrightestYoungThings complained that they had to "resort" to poop humor because the live show wasn't as funny as the TV show. Nevermind that the 2 skits shown *WERE* the show, yet were decried as being worse than the show at the same time. Tim And Eric have used lots of poop humor in the television show itself, like the Cinco "Poop Tube" skit where you can poop in a urinal using a tube that shoots out over your head. That was a couple seasons back. BrightestYoungThing's idiotic review of the showcould basically be summed up as: "Wah wah, it's different live than on TV". Despite the fact that the skits shown on the projector *WERE* from TV. Durrrr. Anyway, Eric came outand sung while standing on the synagogue pews, behind me & Carolyn and next to John The Canadien at points. I don't know how he didn't fall down. Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker. dancing, singing. diarrhea. AdultSwim. Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 6th & I, synagogue, Washington D.C. February 2, 2009. Pic by John Kuliecza. ... Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com ... Read John The Canadien's blog at igottarambleon.wordpress.com/ ... View John The Canadien's photos at www.flickr.com/photos/jlk78/ BACKSTORY: Tim And Eric rocked the house in the awesomest comedy show we've ever seen! More laughs than Kevin Nealon; more awkwardness than Brian Posehn; more ridiculousness than Judy Tenuta; grosser than Andrew Dice Clay (at times); better props than Gallagher. Not to mention DJ Dougg Pound's incredibly unique opening "set", or the fact that David Liebe Hart, James Quall, and Sire (all featured in their show) all tour with Tim And Eric as well. Read John The Canadien's recap of the show here.

Cruise Boat / Virginia Beach

Cruise Boat / Virginia Beach

A few nice latest on celebrity news images I found:

Cruise Boat / Virginia Beach latest on celebrity news
Image by bill barber billbarber.blogspot.com/ From my set entitled “Boats and Ships” www.flickr.com/photos/21861018@N00/3206986832/in/set-7215... In my collection entitled “Transportation” www.flickr.com/photos/21861018@N00/collections/7215761271... In my photostream www.flickr.com/photos/21861018@N00/ Imagekind link: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Beach,_Virginia Click link to check footnotes Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most populous city in Virginia and the 41st largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 435,619 in 2006.[3] Virginia Beach is the easternmost of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads that make up the core of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. This area, known as "America's First Region", also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties and towns of Hampton Roads. Virginia Beach is best known as a resort, with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. Every year it is host to the East Coast Surfing Championship as well as the North American Sand Soccer Championship that attracts teams from around the world. It is also home to several state parks, several long protected beach areas, three military bases, a number of large corporations, two universities, and historic sites. Near the point where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Cape Henry was the site of the first landing of the English colonists bound for Jamestown on April 26, 1607. The city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world. It is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.[4] Chesepians were the first inhabitants of the area now known as South Hampton Roads in Virginia of which anything is known.[5] The Algonquian word "Chesepioc" means "Great Shellfish Bay", a reference to the Chesapeake Bay. They occupied an area which is now the independent cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.[6] In 1607, after a voyage of 144 days, three ships headed by Captain Christopher Newport carrying 105 men and boys made their first landfall in the New World where the Atlantic Ocean meets the southern mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in the northeastern part of the city. They named it Cape Henry, after Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of King James I of England. However, these English colonists of the Virginia Company of London left the area, as they were under orders to seek a site further inland which would be more sheltered from ships of competing European countries. They created their first permanent settlement at Jamestown.[7] Adam Thoroughgood (1604-1640) of King's Lynn, Norfolk, England is one of the earliest Englishmen to settle in the area which became Virginia Beach. At the age of 18, he became an indentured servant to pay for passage to the Virginia Colony. He earned his freedom and became a leading citizen of the area. In 1629, he was elected to the House of Burgesses for Elizabeth Cittie [sic], one of four "citties" (or incorporations) which were subdivided areas established in 1619. [8] In 1634, the Colony was divided into the original eight shires of Virginia, soon renamed as counties. Thoroughgood is credited with using the name of his home in England when helping name New Norfolk County in 1637. The following year, New Norfolk County was split into Upper Norfolk County (soon renamed Nansemond County) and Lower Norfolk County. Thoroughgood's choice of residence after 1634 was along the Lynnhaven River, also named for his home in England. Lower Norfolk County was quite large, and stretched all the way from the Atlantic Ocean west past the Elizabeth River, encompassing the entire area now within the modern cities of Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach.[8] In 1691, Lower Norfolk County was divided to form Norfolk County and Princess Anne County. Princess Anne, the easternmost county in South Hampton Roads, extended northward from the North Carolina border to Cape Henry at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and included all of the area fronting the Atlantic Ocean. Princess Anne County was to last from 1691 to 1963, over 250 years.[9] The small resort area of Virginia Beach grew in Princess Anne County beginning in the late 19th century, particularly after the 1888 arrival of rail service and electricity and the opening of the original Princess Anne Hotel at the oceanfront near the tiny community of Seatack. In 1891, guests at the new hotel watched the wreck and rescue efforts of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Norwegian bark Dictator. The ship's figurehead, which washed up on the beach several days later, was erected as a modest monument to the victims and rescuers along the oceanfront for more than 50 years, and later became the inspiration for the current matching Norwegian Lady Monuments in Virginia Beach, and Moss, Norway.[10] Although the resort was initially dependent upon railroad and electric trolley service, the completion of Virginia Beach Boulevard in 1922, which extended from Norfolk to the oceanfront, opened the way for automobiles, buses, trucks, and passenger rail service, the latter of which was eventually discontinued. The growing resort of Virginia Beach became an incorporated town in 1906. In 1927 The Cavalier Hotel opened and became an extremely popular vacation spot for both the wealthy and celebrities of the time. Over the next 45 years, Virginia Beach continued to grow in popularity as a seasonal vacation spot, and casinos gave way to amusement parks and family-oriented attractions. Virginia Beach became politically independent of Princess Anne County as an independent city in 1952, although the numerous ties between Virginia Beach and Princess Anne remained. In 1963, after approval by referendum of the voters of the City of Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County, and with the approval of the Virginia General Assembly, the two political subdivisions were consolidated as a new, much larger independent city, retaining the better-known name of the Virginia Beach resort.[11] Real estate, defense, and tourism are major sectors of the Virginia Beach economy, but the city has begun to run out of clear land available for new construction above the Green Line, an urban growth boundary dividing the urban northern and rural southern sections of the city.[12] As such, while Virginia Beach does not have a redevelopment authority, local public and private groups have maintained a vested interest in real-estate redevelopment, resulting in a number of joint public-private projects such as commercial parks. Examples of this are the Virginia Beach Convention Center, the Oceanfront Hilton Hotel, and the Virginia Beach Town Center. Using tax increment financing through creation of special tax districts and street and infrastructure construction, the City was able to assist in financing the projects making them a reality. The Town Center opened in 2003 and still has construction taking place, while the Convention Center opened in 2005.[13] [14] In addition, some unique structures like the Alan B. Sheppard Dome ("The Dome"), a geodesic dome and convention center designed by Buckminster Fuller and dedicated to the career of astronaut Alan Shepard that was built in the 1960s were destroyed by the city.[15] Infill and development of residential neighborhoods has placed a number of operating constraints on Naval Air Station Oceana, a major fighter jet base for the U.S. Navy. While the airbase currently enjoys wide support from Virginia Beach at large, the Pentagon Base Realignment and Closure commission has proposed closure of Oceana within the next decade.[16] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasailing Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute. There are six parts of a parasail. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, or other speeding vehicle, by the tow rope. The activity is primarily an amusement ride, not to be confused with the sport of paragliding. There are parasailing locations all over the world. Land based parasailing has also been formed into competition sport in Northern Europe and especially in Finland. In land based parasailing, the parasail is towed behind a car or a snowmobile. In accuracy competitions the tow-vehicle controls the speed and height, and the parascender controls the lateral movement of the parasail. The competitions consist of two parts: dropping or throwing a streamer to a target, and accuracy landing. The sport was developed at the end of the 1990s in growing rapidly. The first international competitions were held in 2004.

Marvin Priest latest on celebrity news
Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer New Motion Party At Luna Park Sydney, by Eva Rinaldi In the latest of big music gigs to hit Sydney the New Motion Party has gone off with a bang. We're pleased to report that it was not a train wreck, nor a car accident (sponsored by Hyundai), as if you could have missed the advertising. Tonight's celebrity list included included Marvin Priest (son of Maxi) and Aloe Blacc. Make no mistake, Marvin was there to perform to the best of his ability. He's currently got two of the biggest club anthems on the ARIA charts and you might have guessed that he's the son of reggae legend Maxi Priest. It's the first time the London-born legend in the making has been to Luna Park. He joined hip hop-jazz artist Aloe Blacc ('I Need A Dollar'). "I’m excited - I’ve got a new summer anthem to play," Priest said. We were pleased to find out that Priest has called Australia home for the past two years, soaking it up when he on tour with his famous father. "I love how relaxed and chilled out Aussies are - they’re just mad cool," he said. Priest performs what can be described as soul-infused urban club anthems. He's set to release his debut album Beats & Blips via Island Records on 25th November. His first single was 'Own This Club' and it climaxed #6 on the ARIA singles chart and went double platinum. Probed about his success Priest said "I’m blown away by it, I’m happy and excited but it’s what I’ve always wanted, I’ve put in my years and I need to do music." Priest is happy to see that Australia is really starting to embrace high quality urban dance producers. Well done to everyone involved with the New Motion Party, and we look forward to continuing to track the success of the artists who performed tonight. Websites Luna Park Sydney www.lunaparksydney.com The Crystal Palace www.crystalpalacesydney.com Aloe Blacc www.aloeblacc.com Hyundi (Australia) www.hyundai.com.au Eva Rinaldi Photography www.evarinaldi.com Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography Splash News www.splashnews.com

MEDIA DOGS DOIN WHAT DOGS DO............OR........MAINSTREAM MEDIA, BUSY SNIFFIN' THAT OBAMA BUTT AND SELLING OUT THE COUNTRY latest on celebrity news
Image by SS&SS March 28, 2011 Biden's Journalist-in-the-Closet Caper Is a Big Bleeping Deal By Kyle-Anne Shiver Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech last Wednesday in Florida. The occasion was a 0-per-head fundraiser for Democrat Senator Bill Nelson. The Orlando Sentinel was the press-pool-on-point to cover the event for the people of the United States of America. The Sentinel sent one reporter. Said reporter was immediately confined by a Biden advance-team member to a storage closet, given a bottle of water and kept inside by a Biden thug at the closet door. Biden's prepared speech -- but nothing whatsoever else -- got "covered" for the people of the U.S.A. And the intrepid press-pool-on-point "reporter" limped back to the Sentinel with his little tail between his legs, happy to have had a little water to drink and a cell phone to keep him company during his confinement. Wimp is too mild a word. Anyone care to opine on what James O'Keefe might have done in such a circumstance? I would love to have seen that. But I digress into wishful thinking. Matt Drudge had a source and propelled the story. (I say extra prayers every night for Matt Drudge.) The too-cowardly-for-words-now MSM promptly yawned, cowered and went back to licking the backside of the Obama administration. The "most transparent" administration in the history of the world locks a reporter in a closet to keep him from mingling with Party fat-cats at the mega-mansion of a mega-rich Democrat donor and this is not front-page, headline news? Yes, Biden's journalist-in-the-closet caper is a big bleeping deal. However, it does interfere with the most-transparent-administration-in-history narrative. So sorry, America. Go back to work, pay your taxes like good little sheep and don't try to pry underneath the covers of transparent thuggery. Your media -- whose job is supposed to be keeping you truly informed on all elected officials and government workers -- is still held in thrall of the Obama cult. Your media elites have written you off. They are intrepid reporters no more. Your once-valiant, go-to-any-lengths-to-get-the-whole-story journalists are now the Puppy-Pack. They follow their masters -- Barack and Joe -- wherever they allow them to go. The Puppy-Pack huddle for treats -- tidbits of carefully-chosen "news" and micro-managed diets of behind-kissing "access." The Puppy-Pack eagerly awaits their masters' call to bark-attack any intruder who threatens their masters' delight. They'll surround a Sarah Palin or a Michelle Bachmann and yelp ‘til the cows come home just so they won't get shut out of the masters' hug-fest at sundown. They'll scamper ‘round any unfounded rumor of Tea-Party incivility, while letting union death threats and bomb scares go completely unnoticed-- as long as the masters' hushpuppies keep flying their way. The Puppy-Pack will snarl, yelp, whine and wallow in dirt as long as Barack and Joe keep whistling and calling their names. When did this piteous reduction in the stature of our fourth estate begin? Well, it began to great 60s-radical fanfare several decades ago. Journalists-in-waiting eagerly imbibed the "America-is-really-horrible" kool-aid and were gulled into believing they would spearhead our revolution into socialist utopia. They waited for the One they were waiting for, all the while dumbing-down their profession and convincing themselves they were really the "smart" Pavlovian pets. But the disgusting decline of our fourth estate really hit gutter-level rock bottom during the 2008 presidential campaign. Way back on the campaign trail, long before Barack became the One and Joe became the Two, our media elites were becoming the Puppy-Pack. When Barack Obama attracted throngs of young people, the Puppy-Pack yelped his praises. But they ignored the really big back story on how these massive "political" rallies were preceded by free rock concerts and free food and beverages. Only happy barks allowed for the new master. When Barack Obama brought his postage-stamp sized resume to the national stage, MSNBC Puppy-in-chief, Chris Matthews got all "wee-weed up" and felt a "thrill" go up his leg. Puppy Matthews barked this "news" to Gnarling-Puppy pal, Keith Olbermann, with customary spittle flying and our press's lurch at gutter-land was nearly complete. But then, something scary drew the Pavlovian pets' attention and one of them nearly broke through the conditioning spell. Andrea Mitchell was sent by MSNBC to cover candidate Obama's overseas celebrity tour for the American people and she tried to make a break for reality-regained territory. While her ever-enthralled puppy pals were chomping for treats, Andrea took notice of the One's "message management." With a momentary romp into reality, Ms. Mitchell showed the tenacity of a bulldog, pointing out - while on air - that candidate Obama was staging "fake" news with "carefully managed" video-ops, no press conferences and no real journalists allowed to ask a single question. Ms. Mitchell even went so far as to say she had never seen a presidential candidate do this kind of thing before. Andrea was barking her little head off to save her profession - and us, but the Puppy-Pack reined her in and now tenacious Andrea is just one of the pack. Alas, the pack instinct is nearly impossible to break. So, by the time Obama and Biden were sworn in, the once-valiant, once-intelligent, once-fully-human American media had been completely reduced to the Puppy-Pack that now begs for access and cowers in closets. The Puppy-Pack lines up for "press" reports every day, where they are treated to the master's latest lap-dog's hush-puppy avoidance tactics. Still, the Puppy-Pack stays in line and doesn't even complain when they never get to actually ask the master any questions. Press conferences are far too unwieldy for the new master to handle, so the Puppy-Pack just goes with the flow. And as every sentient American knows by now, the only people who watch or listen to Barack and Joe's Puppy-Pack are the sheeple. Like a herd, the sheeple follow the Puppy-Pack down the yellow brick road where civilizations go to die. The rest of us must shut the whole MSM Puppy-Pack and their sheeple in a closet. And go about the business of saving the country, oblivious to their senseless, piteous barking. Otherwise, this useless pack of puppies and their incompetent masters are going to drive us all over the cliff with nary even a prayer to spare us THE ONLY THING IN AMERICA THATS MORE DISGUSTING THAN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS THE SIGHT OF THE AMERICAN PRESS DROOLING OVER HIS EVERY WORD REPORTING ONLY THE NEWS THE CHICAGO THUG PACK WANTS REPORTED AND REPORTING IT THE WAY THEY WANT IT REPORTED BEGGING FOR CRUMBS KISSING THEIR ASS AT EVERY TURN THE ONCE FEARED AND MIGHTY FOURTH ESTATE IS NOW JUST A BUNCH OF LAPDOGS WAITING FOR THEIR NEXT LITTLE WALK ........FIRMLY ON THE OBAMA/LIBERAL/MARXIST LEASH FOURTH ESTATE : .........present meaning, has been attributed to Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), a British politician. It comes from a quote in Thomas Carlyle's book, "Heros and Hero Worship in History" (1841). "Burke said that there were three Estates in Parliament, but in the Reporters Gallery yonder, there sat a fourth Estate more important far than they all." BUT NOT IN THE UNITED STATES THOSE DAYS ARE GONE THE FOURTH ESTATE ARE NOW JUST AS THIS ARTICLE STATES OBAMA PUPPIES.......GIVEN TO BUTT SNIFFING AND BEGGING

Cool Dead Celebrity Photos images

Cool Dead Celebrity Photos images

A few nice dead celebrity photos images I found:

Outside Amy Winehouse's home (Camden sq, London) dead celebrity photos
Image by Kalexander2010 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: JULY 2011: Tributes were left outside the home of Amy Winehouse in Camden Square, London, England. Singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her Camden home on July 23, 2011. Two girls writing a note to put with their flowers © 2011 K Alexander

Outside Amy Winehouse's home (Camden sq, London) dead celebrity photos
Image by Kalexander2010 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: JULY 2011: Tributes were left outside the home of Amy Winehouse in Camden Square, London, England. Singer Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her Camden home on July 23, 2011. © 2011 K Alexander

Cool Celebrity Houses images

Cool Celebrity Houses images

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Hollywood Stars Visit IAF Base celebrity houses
Image by Israel Defense Forces Several actors and celebrities visited the Palmachim Air Force base today, during a visit to Israel. Pictured: Cpt. Amit, a Cobra pilot, with AnnaLynne McCord, also known as Naomi from the hit series 90210. The Israel Defense Forces Facebook The Israel Defense Forces blog The Israel Defense Forces website Follow us on Twitter

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Image by Disney | ABC Television Group DOC MCSTUFFINS - First Lady Michelle Obama hosts military families for a private screening of a special Veterans Day episode of Disney's "Doc McStuffins" at The White House on Monday, November 10. The episode, which continues Disney's legacy of support for military families through a storyline that explores the emotions children face when a parent is deployed, will be presented on Disney Channel on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. (Disney Junior/Fred Watkins) FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA, DOC MCSTUFFINS

2010 Oxfam Party at Esquire House celebrity houses
Image by Infiniti Global Actress Nicki Micheaux arrives at "The Oxfam Party" hosted by Oxfam America and Esquire House LA held at Esquire House LA on November 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Celebrity Millennium @ Canada Place Pier

Celebrity Millennium @ Canada Place Pier

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Celebrity Millennium @ Canada Place Pier celebrity picture
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Celebrity Solstice. Restaurant. Grand Epernay. Adam Tihany. celebrity picture
Image by Tom Mascardo 1 Celebrity Solstice is the first of five in the Solstice Class of vessels deployed by Celebrity Cruises on behalf of Royal Caribbean International. Other vessels in the Solstice class include the Celebrity Equinox and the Celebrity Eclipse.

The List Christmas Party at OPUS Hotel

The List Christmas Party at OPUS Hotel

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The List Christmas Party at OPUS Hotel celebrity list
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) It was definitely a strange act. After the abstract video and Thu Tran's Food Party shorts, Bad Brilliance performed. They were... interesting. And different. And entertaining. The balloon head was quite amusing, as was the girl in panties, who didn't come on at first. Then the Balloon Head singer deliberately sat on the balloon, ceremoniously popping his own head at the climax of the performance. More stuff crossed off from my "list of stuff I never thought I'd see". This picture was BARELY salvageable. It was so grainy and dark it was throwaway quality. Brightening it up just made it grainier. But selective desaturation helped make the subjects stand out just enough to keep me from deleting it. After all, the pose and expressions in this picture are awesome, despite the technical aspects of the picture sucking. What is that in girl-in-panties right hand, anyway? String cheese? Thu Tran. dancing, singing. National Bohemian beer, balloon head, cymbal, panties, red suit, sunglasses, yellow gloves. music: Bad Brilliance. Floristree, Baltimore, Maryland. June 12, 2010. ... Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com BACKSTORY: TV Carnage video party featuring Thu Tran, creator and star of IFC's AdultSwim-like show Food Party, as well as Matt Fitzpatrick, who does the music for Food Party, and Derrick Beckles, who directed the insane AdultSwim pilot Totally For Teens. They played Food Party shorts with Matt Fitzpatrick playing the music live, as well as Derrick Beckles Totally For Teens and Workout Video projects. And we got Thu Tran to autograph our clipboard!

Pascale Hutton wearing Paul Hardy - Heart and Stroke Foundation - The Heart Truth celebrity fashion show - Red Dress - Red Gown - Thursday February 8, 2012 - Creative Commons

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Image by Jason Hargrove Pascale Hutton grew up in Creston, BC and studied acting at the prestigious University of Alberta’s BFA program. Upon graduating, she worked in theatre, but quickly started booking roles in film and TV which prompted her to move to Vancouver. She has worked on numerous Canadian and American TV shows and films including A Simple Curve, Flashpoint, Smallville, Rookie Blue, Fringe, Sanctuary, Flashpoint and Intelligence. And she has been recognized for her work. She was nominated for a Leo Award (Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama) for her role in A Simple Curve and won the Gemini for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series for her performance as “Julianna” on Intelligence. Currently, Pascale is co-starring opposite Adam Beach on CBC’s hit new dramatic series, Arctic Air. Pascale resides in Vancouver with her husband and beautiful baby boy. www.imdb.com/name/nm1370984 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascale_Hutton + Canadian born and based, Paul Hardy took his career from design school graduate to personal shopper to acclaimed designer. Paul Hardy began his design career in 2002 with an opening show at Toronto Fashion Week where his first collection saw a host of rave reviews. After seeing his first collection, fashion icon Jeanne Becker, host of Fashion Television, compared Hardy’s talent as being that of the likes of Marc Jacobs or Stella McCartney. The sensation caused by his first collection led Paul to pursue opportunities south of the border at Los Angeles Fashion Week. There he garnered the attention of notable industry media outlets such as WWD who described Paul’s style as “a thoughtful, well-made collection of soft sophisticated clothes.” Such reviews about the line sent a buzz across the United States to New York. His designs have been described as “Oscar worthy” by celebrity stylist Philip Bloch and the New York Post. Acclaim for Paul’s collections has continued over the seasons, Lisa Tant, editor of Flare Magazine, was quoted saying “He has vision and he’s achieved it at every step”. In 2011, Paul began experimenting with lifestyle branding by taking on commissions pertaining to interior design. He also accepted an offer to collaborate with the Alberta Ballet, by designing all of the costumes for Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Fumbling towards Ecstasy Ballet’. The ballet received rave reviews from both the media and public and now has plans to tour this coming year. Paul was honoured to be selected as one of six international emerging designers to go and showcase his upcoming Spring 2012 collection on a seven city tour in China. paulhardydesign.com + In 2012, The Heart Truth® marks a decade of commitment to women's heart health. Starting with February's American Heart Month and throughout the year, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reaffirms its commitment to increasing awareness about heart disease among women and helping women take steps to reduce their own personal risk of developing heart disease. thehearttruth.ca twitter.com/thehearttruth.com #thehearttruth + Photography by Jason Hargrove jasonhargrove.com twitter.com/jasonhargrove This set is available with a Creative Commons Attribution license for non-commercial use for media and bloggers alike. High resolution commercial use licenses can be purchased on request :)

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Image by dbking French President Nicolas Sarkosy and wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkosy dine at Ben's while in DC to visit President Obama voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2010/03/hey_isn... Death of Ben Ali, Founder of Ben's Chili Bowl voices.washingtonpost.com/postmortem/2009/10/ben_ali_of_b... President Elect Obama Dining at Ben's Chili Bowl dcist.com/2009/01/obama_and_fenty_have_lunch_at_bens.php --------------------------- Ben's Celebrates Chili Power Big Stars and Just Plain Folks Mark Eatery's 50-Year Run on U Street By Keith L. Alexander Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 21, 2008 It was 1996, and Nizam Ali had just gotten his law degree. Instead of heading to the courtroom, he had another idea: He wanted to help run the family business. Ali told his father, Ben, that if he couldn't double the revenue at Ben's Chili Bowl within a year, he'd fall back on that legal career. To meet his goal, he went well beyond the walls of the landmark restaurant on U Street NW. He became a promoter, visiting radio stations with free hot dogs, hamburgers and half-smokes -- all covered in Ben's trademark spicy chili. Radio personalities talked up the food, and the legend of the Chili Bowl grew. Sales surged during that year as Nizam and his older brother, Kamal, oversaw the restaurant's operations -- so much so that Ben and his wife, Virginia, decided to step back and leave the restaurant they had founded in the hands of their sons. This week, the District's most famous neighborhood diner turns 50. The family is hosting a free gala tonight at the Lincoln Theatre, with celebrities including Bill Cosby and Roberta Flack. That will be followed by a street festival tomorrow in front of the restaurant, at 1213 U St. NW, and a musical tribute Sunday down the street at the 9:30 club. When they aren't behind the counter flipping burgers or scooping chili, the Ali brothers are figuring out ways to capitalize on the Ben's brand. They launched a line of souvenir baseball caps, key chains and tote bags. The Alis also helped with a book on the place's history and set up a Web site, benschilibowl.com. And they struck a deal to sell Ben's fare at the Washington Nationals' new ballpark. In October, the brothers will take over the building next door and turn it into a full bar, so patrons can enjoy Ben's chili and dogs with a beer or mixed drink, big screen TVs and possibly live bands. "We're stepping up the game," said Kamal Ali, 46. Last year, Ben's took in about .6 million in revenue, up from less than million about 10 years ago. The brothers credit generations of loyal patrons and their employees for their success. "It took a village to raise this place. Everyone in this community had a hand in this place," said Nizam Ali, 38. A third brother, Haidar, 48, is a musician and lives in California. The walls at Ben's are covered with photos of famous customers, including actors Denzel Washington and Danny Glover, tennis star Serena Williams and musicians Bono and Chuck Brown. The restaurant has been featured on Oprah Winfrey's show (twice), CNN, the Travel Channel and the Food Network, as well as in travel publications across the country. Virginia Ali can recall the day she got a phone call from a woman in Texas who wanted to make a reservation for her vacation in Washington -- three months away. "I laughed and told her: 'Honey, come on in. It's just a greasy spoon,' " she recounted through a hint of Virginia accent. By far, Ben's biggest celebrity fan is Cosby, who will serve as master of ceremonies for tonight's Lincoln Theatre event. The comic helped propel Ben's to the national spotlight in 1985 when he held a news conference there to talk about his No. 1 television program, "The Cosby Show." Cosby became a fan when he was in the Navy and stationed in Bethesda in 1958. During that time, he was a regular at jazz clubs on U Street. And he also took his soon-to-be wife, Camille, who was a student at the University of Maryland, to Ben's on late-night dates, where he would eat as many as six half-smokes at a time. Cosby likens a Ben's half-smoke, a plump beef and pork sausage, to a fine wine. "You can describe it the same way a wine connoisseur would be able to tell difference between a pinot noir and a merlot," Cosby said in a telephone interview. "When you bite into a half-smoke, the skin and the way the texture and firmness and the toppings you can get on it . . . " His voice trailed off, as if he was caught in the memory of the taste. Aside from the food, what makes Ben's stand out, Cosby and others say, is that it's as if time stood still. Ben's has the same layout as when it opened Aug. 22, 1958, aside from an expanded seating section in the back and a kitchen put in five years ago. It has its original counters, booths and stools. Ben Ali, an immigrant from Trinidad, met his wife when she was a teller at nearby Industrial Bank. When Ali opened the restaurant, Virginia joined him in the venture. They were married that October. Now 75, Virginia Ali finishes her husband's sentences and fills in the holes in stories she has heard him tell so many times. Until recently, she served as a waitress and a greeter. Lately, she spends most of her time at home caring for Ben, who is 81. The two act like love-struck teens as Ben Ali pinches, teases and whispers in his wife's ear and she giggles and lightly swats his arm. Ben Ali came up with the idea for the restaurant when he saw how Americans loved to smother their french fries with ketchup. With his Caribbean taste buds, he thought that American foods were bland and that there was a market for spicy American dishes. He tears up when he talks about his restaurant and his three sons, who all share the middle name Ben. "My whole life has been one happy life," Ali said, removing his glasses and wiping tears from his eyes. For a restaurant to become such a landmark in the District is rare, and at times, it seemed that Ben's wouldn't survive. In 1968, many businesses were torched during the riots after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But Ben's remained opened and untouched, thanks largely to Stokely Carmichael, head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which used the restaurant as a meeting place. As the years passed, the area became riddled with crime and drugs. Faithful customers told Ali that they couldn't go to the restaurant anymore because their cars kept getting broken into. The construction of Metro's Green Line from 1986 to 1991 made it difficult for customers to venture into the area, which caused a lot of businesses to close. Then things began to turn around. "We had the community support, and we survived. We didn't want to go to any other part of the city," Virginia Ali said. Ben's is like a popular barbershop or beauty salon where regulars gather to gossip, laugh and joke. "It's very much like that, where a janitor sits next to a judge, who is sitting next to a junkie. Just random people having random conversations," Nizam Ali said. James Jackson of Seat Pleasant has been going to the restaurant for 15 years. "You never know who you're going to run into," he said. The morning crowd is dressed in business suits and uniforms, men and women sipping coffee and eating cheese grits or toast before heading to work. At lunch, it's mostly workers or tourists jamming the booths and tables. The dinner crowd is made up of folks who want a quick burger. Weekends at 2 or 3 a.m., partygoers from nearby bars and nightclubs congregate for a quick meal or a handmade milkshake as Prince, Aretha Franklin or the Isley Brothers blare from the jukebox. Through it all, the restaurant's employees -- now totaling 25 -- joke, dance and pose for pictures with customers while taking orders and dishing out the food. They're led by Bernadette "Peaches" Halton, 48, a 30-year employee, who is said to be the only one outside the family to know the recipe for Ben's chili. For about 40 years, most of Ben's clients were African Americans, who patronized the U Street corridor for decades. In the late 1950s, U Street was known as the "Black Broadway," thanks to frequent performances by such stars as Pearl Bailey, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. As the demographics shifted, so did Ben's clientele. Within the past 10 years or so, it has become increasingly diverse and now includes more whites, Hispanics, Ethiopians and Asians. The customers include people from other countries who are visiting the District and want to get a taste of Ben's. Virginia Ali said Ben's is more of a "melting pot" now. The changing demographics, along with higher property taxes, caused several black businesses on U Street to relocate or go out of business. Ben's has not only remained; it has thrived. As Kamal Ali put it: "We had to adjust and stay true to form, and everyone has really embraced us." ..................................................................................................................... August 2006 Scavenger Hunt "local hangout" .................................................................................................................... It was the summer of 1958. Eisenhower was president. Federal troops were ordered into Little Rock to integrate public schools. Explorer I was launched, as was NASA. The first-ever Grammy Awards were given, and Ella Fitzgerald won two of them. 1958 was also the year Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. published his first book, Stride Towards Freedom. Griffith Stadium was home to the Washington Senators, and 30% of DC’s black population owned homes. Nelson Mandela wed Winnie. And, in 1958, newlyweds Ben and Virginia Ali gave birth to a new enterprise. Despite a national business failure rate of 55.9%, the Ali’s used ,000 to begin renovating a building at 1213 U Street. It had high-arched ceilings, character and plenty of history. Built in 1909, the building first housed a silent movie house, the Minnehaha Theater. Later, Harry Beckley, one of D.C.’s first Black police detectives, converted it into a pool hall. On Aug. 22, 1958, Ben’s Chili Bowl was born. It was an exciting time on the U Street corridor, which was then known as “Black Broadway.” Top performers could be found playing sets in clubs along the corridor, as well as eating and just “hanging out” at Ben’s. It was not uncommon to see such luminaries as Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Redd Foxx, Dick Gregory, Martin Luther King Jr., or Bill Cosby at “The Bowl.” In 1968, the assassination of Dr. King lit a fuse of rage. Riots ensued. Most of the city closed down; Ben’s remained open. Stokely Carmichael of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was located across the street, obtained special police permission to let Ben’s stay open after curfew to provide food and shelter for activists, firefighters and public servants desperately trying to restore order. After the riots, the area declined. Businesses closed. But there was some glimmer of hope in the neighborhood as the concept of “Black is Beautiful” emerged. Ben’s continued to serve an eclectic crowd of regulars. In the 1970’s, black films gained in popularity, and the Lincoln Theatre next door was often packed. Still, the riots continued to take their toll. In the late 1970’s and 80’s, drug dealers began peddling heroin in open-air drug markets. The once vibrant street looked and felt whipped. Even so, the flame of hope could not be extinguished. Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. had the vision to build the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U Streets. For the first time in years, hundreds of new jobs were created on U Street. In September 1985, Bill Cosby held a national press conference at Ben’s Chili Bowl to celebrate his number one rated show, thrusting Ben’s into the national limelight. Business improved and things were looking up. But there were more problems ahead. In 1987, construction began for Metro’s Green Line. This section of U Street became nothing more than a 60-foot hole. Business came to a halt overnight. Very few new businesses opened. Ben’s made the decision to stay open with only two employees serving Metro workers and faithful regulars each day. Through more than five years of construction and upheaval, Ben’s managed to survive. Despite all of the troubling times, Ben’s has had its share of blessings as well. Bill Cosby and hundreds of others attended its 45th anniversary in August 2003. Throughout the years, Ben’s has also been blessed with many awards and accolades: Councilmember Jim Graham named the alley adjacent to Ben’s ‘Ben Ali Way,’ Ben and Virginia were inducted into the D.C. Hall of Fame (May 2001), and in 2004, Ben’s won the prestigious Gallo of Sonoma ‘America’s Classics’ Restaurant Award from the James Beard Foundation. Add to these immense press coverage, including segments on CNN, Oprah, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, PBS, BET, Food Network, and stories in Washingtonian, Gourmet, Southern Living, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and Ben’s is now recognized world-wide as a the place to eat in Washington to experience the real D.C. At present, it seems as though the tough times are behind us, and that the sky is the limit for this Shaw neighborhood. As U Street once again redefines itself, Ben’s looks forward to maintaining its strong community presence. Since 1958, Ben’s has been blessed with the most loyal of customers, and we listened when you said, “whatever you do, never change this place.” After 47 years, Ben’s is the same place it always has been. The counter, booths and stools are all original; the fresh homemade chili is still made with love, using the same secret recipe. Ben’s has made small changes, like adding veggie burgers and veggie chili to the menu, and building a new dining room to better serve large groups, but the feel of Ben’s will never change. So where are Ben & Virginia Ali these days? They are both retired (although Virginia has redefined “retirement” â€" she can be found behind the counter at Ben’s on most days), but their sons, Kamal and Nizam, are carrying on the family business. Please stop in and say hello â€" you will be greeted with a smile! Additionally a scene from the film "Pelican Brief" was shot on location inside of Ben's