Monthly Archives: April 2009

the new Yankees center fielder

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NASA treadmill to be named after Colbert

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Remember a few weeks back when NASA asked the public for suggestions to name the new room at their international space station and Stephen Colbert urged the members of his Colbert Report audience to nominate his name? It ended up that “Colbert” beat NASA’s pick of “Serenity” by 230,539 votes.

Because the right to name the room is reserved by NASA, they have now decided to name the room “Tranquility”, after Apollo 11’s moon landing site, Sea of Tranquility.

However, they had promised to give voters the utmost consideration and so they have decided name a treadmill that astronauts train on after him. And as NASA is obviously fond of acronyms, COLBERT will stand for Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill.

I love Colbert so it’s not surprising to see he has such a cult-like fan following. This reminds me of the time when he asked his viewers to purchase the soundtrack to his holiday video on iTunes at the same time on the same day in order for it to jump ahead of Kanye’s 808s and Heartbreak soundtrack as part of the “Operation Humble Kanye” and it actually worked. LOL

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going goo-goo over Lady GaGa

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Everyone seems to be in love with Lady GaGa recently, and it’s not just for her music. Though she already has two consecutive number 1 hits, Just Dance and Poker Face, and is fast becoming the next pop princess, it is her eye-catching style that has made her a fashion muse.

Lady GaGa believes that the two come hand in hand. She confessed in a recent interview with MTV that as she is writing her music, she is also picturing what she’s going to wear onstage in her performances. “Fashion is everything … I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us.”

Hollywood is quickly taking notice and imitating Lady GaGa’s unique and quirky looks, inspiring celebs such as Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton.

Personally, I do like her music but her fashion sense doesn’t really appeal to my taste. She looks like a character who belongs on Star Trek or any other sci-fi show. She also insists on being pants-less most of the time so she is often making public appearances in what resembles underwear. I guess if you really set yourself apart from the others, you can almost guarantee that you can make it big in Hollywood.

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finally, a celebrity baby with a not-so-crazy name

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Keith Urban and wife, Nicole Kidman are extremely happy with their one-month-old daughter which they named Sunday Rose.

Keith recently explained in an interview with US Magazine why they chose that name for her.

Urban says he and Kidman chose their daughter’s name because “we just love the name of the day. Particularly when you don’t have someone in your life. Sunday in my experience, Sunday was the loneliest day….the day I dreaded the most, ya’ know.

“Everyone goes with their families and if you don’t have a family, you don’t have anybody,” he goes on. “It went from being sort of the most dreaded day of the week for us to being the most joyous day because we just had a family.”

I just had to blog about this because I couldn’t agree more with what he had to say. It’s nice to see celebrities giving their kids unique names that have a meaning to them rather than just trying to create attention by giving their kids crazy names (such as Apple and Pilot Inspektor).

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Justin Timberlake committing career suicide?

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Justin Timberlake recently announced that he was not planning to release a new album anytime soon and is instead, going to be taking a break.

“Right now, I like the idea that things can just kind of pop up and if they feel right I can do them,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Committing to my own sort of project, that’s like, ‘Okay, let me black out two years of my life and do it.'”

In the meantime, he is busy taking on small music projects with various artists such as Ciara and T.I. He is also producing a show for MTV called The Phone which is supposed to be a reality thriller. Justin hopes to explore other interests in order to make him a well-rounded artist.

His announcement has come to the dissappointment of many of his fans and some wonder if backing out of the limelight for a while will put an end to his career. Although if he does not feel passionately about creating a new album, it probably won’t live up to his last one from 2006, FutureLove/SexSounds. However, I think the mini-projects that he is taking on right now will keep him afloat should he ever decide to make a comeback.

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