Ryan Dunn, the actor from Jackass series who died earlier this week after he capsized with his Porsche while driving at over 200 kilometres per hour on a road near Philadelphia, was considered a very bad driver by his friends and family.
In the movie Viva La Bam, produced in 2003, Bam Margera, his co-star in the Jackass series, and Dunn’s parents Phil and April, talked about Dunn’s awful way of driving, assuming that he was going to die in a car accident.
When filming Viva La Bam, Ryan Dunn had just flipped with a car, a subject dissected by Bam Margera and his parents in an interesting discussion.
According to official police report, Ryan Dunn drove at a speed of at least 210 km / h in his Porsche 911 GT3 which flipped and caught fire immediately after the accident.
According to the law enforcement, Dunn had a blood alcohol concentration of twice the legal limit.
In the past, Pippa was surrounded only by gentlemen coming from aristocratic families, such as Jonathan Jardine Patterson, heir to an impressive fortune, Simon Youngman, heir to a diamond business and others.
Between 2004 and 2007, Pippa dated Jonathan Jardine Patterson, heir to a major Hong Kong diamond business.
In 2007 she started a relationship with Simon Youngman, a London socialite whose family is linked to the diamond business.
In 2008, she formed a couple with London socialite and club owner Charlie Gilkes.
That year, George Percy, the son of the Duke of Northumberland, one of the richest men in Britain, dated Pippa for a while when they studied at Edinburgh University, but the relationship didn’t last long.
Pippa and Guy Pelly allegedly had a romantic relationship in 2009, but she never confirmed the suspicions.
Between April and July 2010, Pippa and Alexander Spencer-Churchill were a couple.
Since November 2010 she has been in a relationship with English cricketer Alex Loudon.
Then the British press speculated that she had separated from boyfriend Alex Loudon.
“It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up,” a source said.
On the other hand, it was alleged that she had returned to ex-boyfriend George Percy, as the two were spotted together in May in Madrid.
They were later seen at the French Open in Paris and recently were out having dinner in London.
Reports say Pippa has recently accepted a job working for Percy, who runs a geothermal energy firm. This is said to have made Loudon envious.
However, the press announced this week that Pippa and Alex are still a couple despite rumors of their breakup.
Now we get to Harry and Pippa, a couple many have been dreaming of since the marriage of William and Kate.
The two are reportedly calling each other names. Pippa calls Harry “Captain”, for his rank in the army, while he nicknamed her “Commando” in reference to the rumor that she wasn’t wearing underwear at her sister’s wedding.
“They speak on the phone all the time and have met up at least five times since the wedding, once for tea at his Clarence House apartments… She thinks he’s got a really cheeky sense of humor,” a source said.
And if that wasn’t enough, Harry is said to have ended his best man’s speech with the line: “Pippa, call me.”
As you can see, there’s a lot of speculation surrounding Pippa, but ultimately who do you think will win her heart?
Controversy followed them because it was difficult to succeed in a world of contrasts and bring a new spirit in music. They rose to the top through their own power, managed to change mentalities and revolutionize music. Unfortunately they left us too soon.
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From the first sounds of the song “That’s All Right”, most listeners thought Elvis was black. Many people were convinced that his music was either stolen or derived from African American singers of rhythm-and-blues from the late ’40s.
Some singers rejected these claims. Jackie Wilson defended Elvis: “A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man’s music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis.”
Through performances and videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot or moonwalk. His vocal style, musical timbre and his choreography has inspired numerous pop, rock, R & B and hip hop artists, breaking cultural and racial barriers and between generations.
Mercury had a special and distinctive voice, including a 4-octave range. While speaking on a baritone, he sang most songs as a tenor. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, who recorded an album with Mercury, said that “the difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice”.
She adds, “His technique was astonishing. No problem of tempo, he sung with an incisive sense of rhythm, his vocal placement was very good and he was able to glide effortlessly from a register to another. He also had a great musicality. His phrasing was subtle, delicate and sweet or energetic and slamming. He was able to find the right colouring or expressive nuance for each word.”
Mercury wrote ten of the seventeen songs on Queen’s album “Greatest Hits”: „Seven Seas of Rhye”, „Killer Queen”, „Bohemian Rhapsody”, „Somebody to Love”, „Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy”, „We Are the Champions”, “Bicycle Race”, „Don’t Stop Me Now”, „Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and „Play the Game”.
Besides music, Jim Morrison published two volumes of poetry (An American Prayer in 1970 and The Lords and The New Creatures in 1971).
The lyrics written for The Doors reflected the period in which the band developed. The antiwar movement, avant-garde art and drug culture were the main sources of inspiration for songs by Morrison.
Morrison saw music as a way to deliver his poetry to the masses and added a lot of theatrical art during live performances.
Despite the public’s attraction to Morrison, band members were always considered equal. At a concert, a presenter went on stage and announced them as “Jim Morrison and The Doors.” Morrison took him aside and asked him to present them properly.
The presenter was surprised, wondering where he went wrong. Morrison replied: “We are The Doors”.
Artist, pacifist, activist for equality between the sexes and races and, more than that, a true symbol of an entire generation of young people: that was what John Lennon represented.
Lennon was a convinced pacifist who vigorously campaigned against the use of military force, especially during the Vietnam War when his songs that became anthems for the pacifist movement. He played an important role in the manifestations of the young generation from that period against the conflict in Vietnam and the Nixon administration.
Queen – “The Show Must Go On”
“The Show Must Go On” is considered Freddie Mercury’s most genuine musical accomplishment. The song was released as a single on October 14, only in Britain, six weeks before his death.
The video was compiled and edited by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher and evokes the best moments spent by Freddie Mercury with Queen during 1981-1991.
Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
The most notable aspect of his music is that he introduced various styles of music in the songs, which included rock, heavy metal, pop and disco. Compared with many rock music writers, Mercury tended to write complex songs. “Bohemian Rhapsody”, composed of many notes, is such an example.
Michael Jackon – “Beat It”
The song was written by Michael Jackon and included on the album Thriller. The guitarist from the band Van Halen was chosen to bring a rock sound to this pop song.
The lyrics for “Beat It” talk about fear and courage, about the human nature. The song also addresses the use of violence and the star’s childhood when he was abused by his father.
Michael Jackon – “Billie Jean”
The song “Billie Jean” was released in 1983 and was included on “Thriller.” The song received two Grammys in 1984.
The story behind the song is derived from MJ’s life experience. In 1981, Michael Jackson received a letter from a woman who claimed that he was the father of her child.
She asked Jackson to commit suicide. She would have done the same thing, after killing the child. She said that they would be together in the afterlife, as they failed to do so in this life. Finally, the woman was identified and sent to a psychiatric hospital.
“Billie Jean is kind of anonymous…[and] represents a lot of girls…they would hang around backstage doors, and any band that would come to town they would have a relationship with.”, Michael said at the time.
John Lennon – “Mother”
“Mother” is John Lennon’s desperate cry. His obsession with mutilation was caused by the violent death of his mother Julia Lennon in a car accident that took place in 1958.
John Lennon – “Imagine”
“Imagine” is a song associated with Lennon. It was voted among the songs of the millennium, being seen by many as a message that will remain forever imprinted in our minds, regardless of generation.
The Doors – “The End”
“The End” was originally written by Morrison about his breakup from girlfriend Mary Werbelow. It became a nearly 12-minute track on their self-titled album.
The Doors – “Riders on the storm”
“Riders on the Storm” is a song included on their 1971 album L.A. Woman. Band member Robby Krieger said that its source of inspiration was the song “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend”.
Elvis Presley – “Don’t Cry, Daddy”
This emotional song is about the pain of divorce or separation. It describes a little girl talking to her crying daddy, asking him to stop crying he still has her and little Tommy and they can find a new mommy. The lyrics mention that the children are usually the ones who suffer most.
With the help of modern technology, Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie recorded a video of Don’t Cry, Daddy as a duet with her father.
Elvis Presley “Hound Dog”
On July 2, Elvis recorded a cover of “Hound Dog”, making it the best-known version of the song. Presley sometimes changed the lyrics. His movements during the performance were energetic. The song always got a big reaction from his young female audience.
Investigators have confirmed some information from a toxicology report conducted by the coroner. The blood alcohol level was 0.196. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is 0.08.
Police in West Goshen has completed the reconstruction of the accident that killed Dunn, 34, and his passenger Zachary Hartwell, 30. The vehicle was travelling at a speed ranging from 130 to 140 mph at the time of impact. The Porsche 911 GT3 he was driving went off the road before hitting a tree and burst into flames.
“I’ve never seen a car destroyed in an automobile accident the way this car was even before it caught on fire,” West Goshen Police Chief Michael Carroll said. “The automobile actually came apart. It was unbelievable and I’ve been on a lot of fatal accident scenes. This is by far the worse I’ve ever seen,” reports RadarOnline.
The autopsy revealed that the crash was so violent that it’s impossible to determine if the two died from the impact itself or from the fire that resulted.
Over the past 13 years, Dunn had collected breaches of traffic regulations. There were at least 23 in his case, crimes committed in six different countries.
He was also arrested twice: in 2001 for a violation of traffic laws, and in 2005 for DUI. The latter charges were erased from his record after probation. His driver’s license was also suspended for one year following the case.
A private funeral will be held Wednesday for Dunn.
Bam Margera, a close friend and colleague of Dunn, gave his one and only interview since the tragedy to the FOX 29 station. He is devastated at the loss of his friend.
Although they were seen enjoying dinner at the Restaurant Il Gatto Nero near his Lake Como home in Italy a few days ago, Clooney and Canalis announced their separation in a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight.
“We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy,” the statement says.
“It is a very personal and sad matter, and Elisabetta wants it to remain that way. She will be taking some time … and then will face the press. She has not authorized me to say when the split happened,” the model’s publicist added.
George Clooney married Talia Balsam in 1989, who he divorced in 1993. Since then, Clooney has said on several occasions that he will never marry. After they met while filming a commercial for the Martini brand in 2000, George Clooney and British model Lisa Snowdon had a relationship for several years, marked by numerous separations and reconciliations. In 2007, the actor began a relationship with Sarah Larson, but they split in 2008. Since 2009, the American star had an exclusive relationship with Italian model Elisabetta Canalis.
The majority of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted (13-1) in favor of the proposal during a meeting in Singapore, despite fears that this change may cause some confusion by encouraging big brands.
The changes will mean that companies will no longer be limited to the list of generic top level domains (gTLDs) that include .com, .net and .org. Instead they can use their own name.
ICANN chairman Peter Thrush said at a press conference that the new system will be a “tremendous opportunity for people to take control of this aspect of their branding and develop it in their own way.”
George Sadowsky, the only board member who voted against the change stated that “I believe that it is not ICANN’s job to influence the choice of winners and losers in such competitions, and that is implicitly what we will be doing.”
ICANN chief executive, Rod Beckstrom, said that requests for the new web suffixes will begin on January 12, 2012 and will end after 90 days.
ICANN will develop a communication campaign to inform the public about the changes, although about 120 companies have already expressed public interest in the program.
Corporate domain names won’t be cheap. A company will pay about $ 185,000 just to apply and will meet several criteria to receive approval from ICANN.
The fee is necessary to recover the costs associated with the new gTLDs and to ensure that it is fully funded, ICANN said. It also deters opportunists who would acquire the name only to resell it for a higher amount.
Only “established corporations, organisations, or institutions in good standing” will buy these areas. Individuals cannot apply.
Called “Collector’s Edition Monopoly”, the new version will be based on the same concept behind the launch of other versions of the game Monopoly that was inspired by the history of American bands Metallica and Kiss.
The pawns and the challenges that the players will face will be based on various aspects of the history of the Australian band.
The new international game contains many places and gives users the option to buy, sell and change the band’s albums. Players can improve their properties through the Australian band’s albums.
Pawns in the game take the form of guns – inspired by the song ” For Those About To Rock”, packages of dynamite – inspired by the song “TNT”, of bells – inspired by the song “Hells Bells”, of lightning-shaped arrow – inspired by the song “Thunderstruck”, famous hats worn by guitarist Angus Young – from the video for “School Days” and packages of money – inspired by the song “Money Talks”.
Earlier this month, the members of Metallica announced that they will launch their own version of the game called “Monopoly Collector’s Edition Metallica.” The game can be purchased only online on the band’s official site.
The actress promoted her new film in Europe and Russia, and at the premiere in New York she appeared with her former boyfriend and present co-worker Justin Timberlake.
The two actors hugged and even kissed on the red carpet in front of photographers and the public. See the pic here.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake had a 3-year relationship, but broke up five years ago. Cameron Diaz, 38, now has a relationship with Alex Rodriguez. Justin Timberlake, 30, is single after splitting from actress Jessica Biel.
In the new movie, Cameron plays a teacher who smokes marijuana and plans to leave the educational system by flirting with a rich substitute teacher played by Justin Timberlake.