Monday, July 4, 2011

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince: Married!


Kate Moss married Jamie Hince this afternoon in Gloucestershire, England, walking down the aisle as part of what a friend described as a "wham bam rock n' roll wedding."

The bride wore a rhinestones-covered, sleeveless dress designed by John Galliano (BOOO!).

"She came out of the church with the bridesmaids and just snogged his face off," a guest told Us Weekly. "Then the doors to the Rolls Royce opened and rock music blared out for everyone. It was a 'Wow, Kate Moss is married' moment."

Jamie Hince and Kate Moss Wedding Photo

The couple has been dating for four years and will reportedly celebrate their union with MossStock, a three-day celebration featuring performances by Snoop Dogg and Kanye West.

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Source: http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2011/07/kate-moss-and-jamie-hince-married/

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cops Handcuff Actor Andrew Keegan After Ragin? Party!

You partied too much, that's what you did!

Actor Andrew Keegan was put in handcuffs Saturday night after he refused to turn down his music at a raging house party in Marina Del Rey, California.

Andrew was said to be "very aggressive" when cops confronted him about the loud music, which resulted in a bit of a scuffle. Original reports said that he was tasered by the cops, but cops deny that he was tasered. They did however say that he was very "uncooperative."

They didn't place him under arrest, but Andrew was said to be "very shaken up."

Something must have gone down though, if the cops had to get so physical with Andrew. Loud partying isn't worth it, kids.

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Candace Johnson, Angel Investor, Launches Satellites and Startups

Candace Johnson (Flickr/Frank Boyd)This is an article written by Jennifer L. Schenker, a veteran journalist who has been covering technology in Europe for 25 years, writing for publications such as the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, the International Herald Tribune and BusinessWeek. She currently runs Informilo an on-line magazine about the global tech sector.

Candace Johnson, an American who helped pioneer the satellite industry on the Continent, was dubbed ?The Satellady? in a 1996 Economist article. A career as a trailblazer also earned her a few other labels: she was called ?the most dangerous woman in Europe? by an angry media mogul after she foiled his plans to build a cartel and ?Enemy No. 1? by Germany?s Deutsche Telekom when she won a landmark case against the company for illegal subsidies of data networks.

Johnson says she has earned all of these titles over the course of a 35- year career in the tech industry by ?always trying to create something new? and usually breaking monopolies in the process.

?What I am really most proud of is that I made SES (Societe Europeene des Satellites) become the world's largest satellite system at the time and the premier satellite system today and that I was able to create other companies, all of which contributed to the advancement and democratization of access totelecoms, media and Internet for the world,? says Johnson.

Johnson is now playing a big role in investing in Europe?s start-ups, arguing that if Europe wants to ensure its economic prosperity everyone is going to have to do its part to keep young entrepreneurs from moving elsewhere. To that end, she is president of Johnson Paradigm Ventures (JPV) which is a principal founding shareholder with AXA, Caisse des Depots, Bayerische Landesbank, and the SPEF of Sophia Euro Lab, Europe?s first trans-border early-stage investment company based in Sophia Antipolis.� JPV is also a principal founding shareholder in London-based Ariadne Capital, headed by Julie Meyer.

Building innovative infrastructure that democratizes new types of services remains her core mission. Through her global investing activity started ten years ago, Johnson, now 58, has widened her scope of expertise to include clean tech and med tech and has been actively involved in financing such companies as the Blue H Group, which operates deep-water off-shore wind farms, Nheolis, a home-turbine energy company, and CertiNergy, France?s first B2B2C energy-credit trading company as well as Quotient Diagnostic and AboDiag, life-sciences technology and services companies.

Johnson is one of some 80-plus scheduled speakers at DLDWomen, a conference in Munich June 29-30 organized by Burda Media. The conference, which focuses on women?s influence on developments in technology, media and markets, is expected to attract 500 women in business and the arts.

The speakers, who include top female executives at companies such as Google, HP and IBM, haven?t just climbed corporate ladders, they have honed their skills by doing everything from bicycling across Siberia to driving solar-powered race cars through the Australian Outback.

Career of Candace Johnson

Johnson?s path has taken more than a few interesting turns of its own. After growing up in Hawaii and graduating from Punahou, the same Honolulu high school later attended by U.S. Present Barak Obama, Johnson went on to earn five degrees in music, includinga bachelors degree from Vassar College and masters degrees with honors from France?s Sorbonne and Stanford Universities.Through an early job as a producer at a U.S. classical music station, she met her husband, Adrien Meisch, a classical pianist and diplomat 23 years her senior, who was then serving as Luxembourg?s ambassador to the U.S. (The two celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year.)

From the start Johnson had no intention of becoming a demure tea-serving ambassador?s wife.� While still in her 20s she joined a small broadcasting business, created a satellite distribution network for them and sold it within a year for several million dollars, earning a commission equal to three years salary. So when Meisch was posted back to Europe in 1982 and the prime minister?s chauffeur took her on the tour of the Grand Duchy, Johnson started thinking about how she could help the country she would soon call home, which was in the middle of a steel crisis.

Never one to think small, she proposed that Luxembourg launch its own satellite and made good on her promise to make it happen. Johnson used the broadcasting company commission to work without pay, concentrating all of her time on putting together a group of private investors to fund Astra, the first privately owned European television satellite and SES as well as obtaining the frequencies, putting a management team in place, and negotiating with the satellite and launch companies. Later, while on the board, she architected and implemented SES Global. Today, SES is Luxembourg?s largest taxpayer.

The satellite business was a natural one for Johnson. Her father, General Johnny Johnson, was the head of telecommunicaitons for the U.S. armed forces and ran telecoms policy in the White House under Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson and later, at age 57, was recruited by venerable Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to help select and then manage interesting communication start-ups.

There was not only talk about satellites at the Johnson family dinner table. Architects of the Internet such as Vint Cerf were regular guests, says Johnson. Her father also taught her how to have a head for busienss. When, as a little girl, she told her farther she wanted to run for class president, he told her she would need a marketing plan and taught her how to design one. Anytime she wanted to do a project he would tell her to create a business plan and again, showed her how it was done. So, for Johnson, entering the tech business didn't require any special training in engineering or bsuiness. But it did require moxie.

Johnson is credited with helping Astra flourish by fighting a lonely battle on SES' board to block Europe's biggest broadcasters from taking over the company and suppressing smaller, new channels - a role that earned her the "most dangerous woman in Europe" title.

Seventeen years after she started SES in 1983 an 15 years after it was actually incorporated as a company she stayed with SES on the board to help build it to be not only number one in Europe but also to architect and implement a plan for SES Global, thus creating the world's largest satellite system at the time.

�?It took an amazing effort to make SES Global happen since there was much internal opposition and once I pushed it through everyone was so mad at me,? says Johnson. ?�I had to fight for five years to get all my efforts recognized and it was for this that the Grand Duke and the Prime Minister gave me the Commander of the Luxembourg Order of Merit after they had already given me the Officer of the Couronne de Chene for having started SES.?

Creating ASTRA also frightened politicians and companies alike. �Recently, when Johnson saw Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Germany?s legendary former foreign minister, she says his first �remark in seeing her after 10 years was that the late Francois Mitterand, France?s President from 1981 to 1995, complained to him that she �was �?selling Europe?s skies to America.? ��Johnson retorted, ?No, as you can see with SES Global I made Europe?s skies global, something Mitterand and the industrial policies of all European governments could never do.?

Johnson also started a venture to use satellites to buest telecom monopolies in Europe, launchign Teleport Europe in 1990. Within 18 months it became Europe's biggest independent private trans-border satellite communications network. Johnson convinced some of Europe's biggest companies to invest, including Germany's RWE and Vebacom.

The investors asked her to come and run the company. "I told them I am not going to work for you - I am going to sit at the shareholder's table with you," JOhsnon recalls. This took some doing as making a physical person rather than a company a shareholder in such a venture, was highly unusual, but Johnson stuck by her guns and was given a 1% share. When Loral, a subidiary of Orion Network systems, an international satellite communications provider, announced it wanted to buy Teleport Europe, RWE and Vebacom agreed by Johnson refused to sell. She continues to own 1% of the company, which is now known as Loral Skynet.

Johnson?s next high profile venture was Europe Online. The vision, in 1993, was to do just that ? to get Europe online by pioneering the delivery mechanisms that would enable Europeans to receive Internet-based interactive entertainment via their PCs and televisions.� Johnson patented the digital delivery of content via satellite but gave her idea to a consortium that included Burda Media, AT&T, Pearson, Matra and a group of Luxembourg banks.� The company morphed into a content play and ultimately failed.� Johnson says she learned a lot from her experience with Europe Online (she bought back the name at an auction and still owns the URL) ?When you are an entrepreneur you have to implement your idea at the beginning ? you can not expect others to do it for you,? she says.

Johnson remains an integral part of the Internet and communications sectors and is a fervent promoter of women in these businesses. She is a founder of the Global Telecom Women?s Network (GTWN), which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in March 2012. Still going strong, she and her colleagues at GTWN hosted a breakfast at the Mobile World Congress last February that attracted some of the industry?s highest flying female executives, including Qualcomm Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson and Xin Fanfei, vice president and executive director of China Mobile.

As thanks for decades of effort, Johnson has been decorated not only in Luxembourg but also as an Officer of the German Bundesverdienst Kreuz 1. Klasse for her work in de-regulation, innovation, privatization, and globalization at Astra, Teleport Europe and Iridium, (she helped that global satellite company obtain its global frequencies and country codes while serving as it vice president worldwide) and for the creation of the VATM, Germany?s private telecom operator?s assocation.

Johnson is the second recipient ever of the UN-sponsored World Teleport Associations? ?Founders Award? and received the ?Lifetime Achievement Award? along with Vinton Cerf and Tim Berners Lee from the World Communication Awards in 2002.

That?s not all. In 2006, she created the Festival of the Fourth Dimension, the world?s first festival of the Arts, Technology, and Sciences, which has since become a major French government global initiative for Industrial Innovation and Creativity (Pole ICI) of which she is the first vice-president, the President being a French government official

In her personal capacity, Johnson is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Paris-based Iris Capital and Turkey?s Inovent; a founding member and former president of the Board of the Sophia Business Angels in Sophia Antipolis, France; and founding president of three multi-million Euro investment vehicles, Succ�s Europe, Croissance Europe and Innovation Europe, together with Meeschaert Gestion Prive. Johnson has also been instrumental in the creation of the Galata Business Angels in Turkey, the Luxembourg Business Angels and most recently, the Cologne Business Angels. She is a foundering member of all three groups.

Johnson is also a member of the board of governors of EDHEC, France?s largest business school, the University of Haifa in Israel, Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a Senior Enterprise Fellow for the University of Essex in England, working together with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to bring entrepreneurship around the world.

Her advice to other women? ?Choosing something that makes you go beyond yourself is exciting and allows you to reach new horizons,? she says. ? Spoken like a true Satallady.

Source: http://www.thenextwomen.com/2011/06/28/candace-johnson-angel-investor-launches-satellites-and-startups

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Faith under pressure in 'Of Gods and Men'

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"Of Gods and Men" is based on the true story of a group of French Cistercian Trappist monks caught up in the violent protracted civil war in Algeria in the 1990s.

French director Xavier Beauvois' film is a story of faith under extreme pressure.

The eight monks of the story live in a village in the Atlas Mountains where their abbey has stood since the mid-19th century. Mostly their lives are of contemplation, raising bees and praying. They sell their honey at the local market and coexist peacefully with their Muslim neighbors. One of the brothers (Michael Lonsdale) runs a medical clinic, dispensing prescriptions, advice and secondhand clothing to the locals.

A former French colony, Algeria fought a complicated war for independence in the 1950s and political unrest was common afterward. By the 1990s religious parties were banned, resulting in insurrection by some Islamic extremist groups.

While the monks cannot do anything about what happened during the period of colonialism, they dedicate their lives to creating a new bridge. The prior, Christian (Lambert Wilson), spends much of his time learning he Quran as he tries to show that he's a friend to Algerians. But as Europeans, the monks are still the target of anger by many in the country.

When a group of Croatian highway workers are killed as militants drive to rid Algeria of foreigners and others they consider infidels, local civil and military authorities try to persuade the monks to abandon

the abbey. Several are tempted to leave, and some of the most dramatic moments in the film are of them debating what they should do.

While Beauvois finds beauty in the Trappists' lives - the soundtrack is often their chanted prayers or passages of classical music the monks listen to - the director does not try to make them out to be saints. Instead he tries to find a balance between their beliefs and who they are as men.

"Of Gods and Men" is a beautiful film and provides food for thought, especially in light of these turbulent times in the Muslim world. The DVD includes a documentary on the real events.

Keep in mind

The Syfy network's "Eureka" threw in some time travel to spice up last season. Light fun, the show starts its fifth season on July 11.

There are remastered editions of two excellent films to excite collectors - Wolfgang Petersen's World War II submarine yarn "Das Boot" and "The Sacrifice," the final work of the great Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky.

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Actor Jack Scalia Running Charity Scam?

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Soap star actor Jack Scalia, who once was Susan Lucci?s love interest on ?All My Children,? began two charities and now doesn?t know where the funds obtained have gone.

The actor began a 9/11 nonprofit organization for military vets and 9/11 victims, raising over $100,000 but has no idea what happened to the money.

The IRS has taken away Scalia?s tax-exempt status from his 9-11-01 Lest We Forget charity because it failed to file a single tax return for a decade.� And Scalia?s Operation American Spirit charity, that was supposed to help wounded veterans, was suspended by California authorities because of unpaid taxes.

Scalia said the charity collected money through events but doesn?t know how much money they received or where it all went.

?A little bit came in and went back out,? the actor said.

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Do Not Want: Linda Farrow + Jeremy Scott's Hands "Sunglasses"

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Linda Farrow is known for taking eyewear to ... different places. Now she has teamed up with American designer Jeremy Scott to create the most ridiculous and pointless pair of (non) sunglasses we?ve ever seen.� Why opt for shades with UV protectant lenses when you can just cover half your face with a giant pair of stranger hands? And good luck seeing anything at all through the Hooker Red manicure. They may look like a street vendor special, but oh no?these frames range from $260-$355.� We Do Not Want, but if you do, go to Farrow?s online boutique and get them before Amber Rose buys them all. [LindaFarrow.co.uk]


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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Malibu Beach Babe

Getting some much-needed relaxation following her worldwide "Transformers" press efforts, Rosie Huntington Whiteley joined boyfriend Jason Statham at a Fourth of July weekend beach party in Malibu yesterday (July 2).

The 24-year-old English beauty looked completely content as she lounged around on the sandy shoreline and cuddled with her "Transporters" beau during the holiday fete.

During her heavy duty "Transformers" media blitz, Miss Huntington-Whiteley attended numerous premieres while also partaking in multiple magazine cover shoots - including the July 2011 issue of British GQ.

With the behind-the-scenes video available for viewing pleasure above, Rosie made it clear that she's on a mission to give it her all when it comes to making it as a Hollywood actress.

She told the mag, "Would I like even a sniff of Angelina Jolie?s career? Yes. Do I think I have a future in this business? I certainly hope so. And I?m going to work damn hard to make sure I do."

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Candace Johnson, Angel Investor, Launches Satellites and Startups

Candace Johnson (Flickr/Frank Boyd)This is an article written by Jennifer L. Schenker, a veteran journalist who has been covering technology in Europe for 25 years, writing for publications such as the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, the International Herald Tribune and BusinessWeek. She currently runs Informilo an on-line magazine about the global tech sector.

Candace Johnson, an American who helped pioneer the satellite industry on the Continent, was dubbed ?The Satellady? in a 1996 Economist article. A career as a trailblazer also earned her a few other labels: she was called ?the most dangerous woman in Europe? by an angry media mogul after she foiled his plans to build a cartel and ?Enemy No. 1? by Germany?s Deutsche Telekom when she won a landmark case against the company for illegal subsidies of data networks.

Johnson says she has earned all of these titles over the course of a 35- year career in the tech industry by ?always trying to create something new? and usually breaking monopolies in the process.

?What I am really most proud of is that I made SES (Societe Europeene des Satellites) become the world's largest satellite system at the time and the premier satellite system today and that I was able to create other companies, all of which contributed to the advancement and democratization of access totelecoms, media and Internet for the world,? says Johnson.

Johnson is now playing a big role in investing in Europe?s start-ups, arguing that if Europe wants to ensure its economic prosperity everyone is going to have to do its part to keep young entrepreneurs from moving elsewhere. To that end, she is president of Johnson Paradigm Ventures (JPV) which is a principal founding shareholder with AXA, Caisse des Depots, Bayerische Landesbank, and the SPEF of Sophia Euro Lab, Europe?s first trans-border early-stage investment company based in Sophia Antipolis.� JPV is also a principal founding shareholder in London-based Ariadne Capital, headed by Julie Meyer.

Building innovative infrastructure that democratizes new types of services remains her core mission. Through her global investing activity started ten years ago, Johnson, now 58, has widened her scope of expertise to include clean tech and med tech and has been actively involved in financing such companies as the Blue H Group, which operates deep-water off-shore wind farms, Nheolis, a home-turbine energy company, and CertiNergy, France?s first B2B2C energy-credit trading company as well as Quotient Diagnostic and AboDiag, life-sciences technology and services companies.

Johnson is one of some 80-plus scheduled speakers at DLDWomen, a conference in Munich June 29-30 organized by Burda Media. The conference, which focuses on women?s influence on developments in technology, media and markets, is expected to attract 500 women in business and the arts.

The speakers, who include top female executives at companies such as Google, HP and IBM, haven?t just climbed corporate ladders, they have honed their skills by doing everything from bicycling across Siberia to driving solar-powered race cars through the Australian Outback.

Career of Candace Johnson

Johnson?s path has taken more than a few interesting turns of its own. After growing up in Hawaii and graduating from Punahou, the same Honolulu high school later attended by U.S. Present Barak Obama, Johnson went on to earn five degrees in music, includinga bachelors degree from Vassar College and masters degrees with honors from France?s Sorbonne and Stanford Universities.Through an early job as a producer at a U.S. classical music station, she met her husband, Adrien Meisch, a classical pianist and diplomat 23 years her senior, who was then serving as Luxembourg?s ambassador to the U.S. (The two celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary this year.)

From the start Johnson had no intention of becoming a demure tea-serving ambassador?s wife.� While still in her 20s she joined a small broadcasting business, created a satellite distribution network for them and sold it within a year for several million dollars, earning a commission equal to three years salary. So when Meisch was posted back to Europe in 1982 and the prime minister?s chauffeur took her on the tour of the Grand Duchy, Johnson started thinking about how she could help the country she would soon call home, which was in the middle of a steel crisis.

Never one to think small, she proposed that Luxembourg launch its own satellite and made good on her promise to make it happen. Johnson used the broadcasting company commission to work without pay, concentrating all of her time on putting together a group of private investors to fund Astra, the first privately owned European television satellite and SES as well as obtaining the frequencies, putting a management team in place, and negotiating with the satellite and launch companies. Later, while on the board, she architected and implemented SES Global. Today, SES is Luxembourg?s largest taxpayer.

The satellite business was a natural one for Johnson. Her father, General Johnny Johnson, was the head of telecommunicaitons for the U.S. armed forces and ran telecoms policy in the White House under Presidents Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson and later, at age 57, was recruited by venerable Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to help select and then manage interesting communication start-ups.

There was not only talk about satellites at the Johnson family dinner table. Architects of the Internet such as Vint Cerf were regular guests, says Johnson. Her father also taught her how to have a head for busienss. When, as a little girl, she told her farther she wanted to run for class president, he told her she would need a marketing plan and taught her how to design one. Anytime she wanted to do a project he would tell her to create a business plan and again, showed her how it was done. So, for Johnson, entering the tech business didn't require any special training in engineering or bsuiness. But it did require moxie.

Johnson is credited with helping Astra flourish by fighting a lonely battle on SES' board to block Europe's biggest broadcasters from taking over the company and suppressing smaller, new channels - a role that earned her the "most dangerous woman in Europe" title.

Seventeen years after she started SES in 1983 an 15 years after it was actually incorporated as a company she stayed with SES on the board to help build it to be not only number one in Europe but also to architect and implement a plan for SES Global, thus creating the world's largest satellite system at the time.

�?It took an amazing effort to make SES Global happen since there was much internal opposition and once I pushed it through everyone was so mad at me,? says Johnson. ?�I had to fight for five years to get all my efforts recognized and it was for this that the Grand Duke and the Prime Minister gave me the Commander of the Luxembourg Order of Merit after they had already given me the Officer of the Couronne de Chene for having started SES.?

Creating ASTRA also frightened politicians and companies alike. �Recently, when Johnson saw Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Germany?s legendary former foreign minister, she says his first �remark in seeing her after 10 years was that the late Francois Mitterand, France?s President from 1981 to 1995, complained to him that she �was �?selling Europe?s skies to America.? ��Johnson retorted, ?No, as you can see with SES Global I made Europe?s skies global, something Mitterand and the industrial policies of all European governments could never do.?

Johnson also started a venture to use satellites to buest telecom monopolies in Europe, launchign Teleport Europe in 1990. Within 18 months it became Europe's biggest independent private trans-border satellite communications network. Johnson convinced some of Europe's biggest companies to invest, including Germany's RWE and Vebacom.

The investors asked her to come and run the company. "I told them I am not going to work for you - I am going to sit at the shareholder's table with you," JOhsnon recalls. This took some doing as making a physical person rather than a company a shareholder in such a venture, was highly unusual, but Johnson stuck by her guns and was given a 1% share. When Loral, a subidiary of Orion Network systems, an international satellite communications provider, announced it wanted to buy Teleport Europe, RWE and Vebacom agreed by Johnson refused to sell. She continues to own 1% of the company, which is now known as Loral Skynet.

Johnson?s next high profile venture was Europe Online. The vision, in 1993, was to do just that ? to get Europe online by pioneering the delivery mechanisms that would enable Europeans to receive Internet-based interactive entertainment via their PCs and televisions.� Johnson patented the digital delivery of content via satellite but gave her idea to a consortium that included Burda Media, AT&T, Pearson, Matra and a group of Luxembourg banks.� The company morphed into a content play and ultimately failed.� Johnson says she learned a lot from her experience with Europe Online (she bought back the name at an auction and still owns the URL) ?When you are an entrepreneur you have to implement your idea at the beginning ? you can not expect others to do it for you,? she says.

Johnson remains an integral part of the Internet and communications sectors and is a fervent promoter of women in these businesses. She is a founder of the Global Telecom Women?s Network (GTWN), which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in March 2012. Still going strong, she and her colleagues at GTWN hosted a breakfast at the Mobile World Congress last February that attracted some of the industry?s highest flying female executives, including Qualcomm Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson and Xin Fanfei, vice president and executive director of China Mobile.

As thanks for decades of effort, Johnson has been decorated not only in Luxembourg but also as an Officer of the German Bundesverdienst Kreuz 1. Klasse for her work in de-regulation, innovation, privatization, and globalization at Astra, Teleport Europe and Iridium, (she helped that global satellite company obtain its global frequencies and country codes while serving as it vice president worldwide) and for the creation of the VATM, Germany?s private telecom operator?s assocation.

Johnson is the second recipient ever of the UN-sponsored World Teleport Associations? ?Founders Award? and received the ?Lifetime Achievement Award? along with Vinton Cerf and Tim Berners Lee from the World Communication Awards in 2002.

That?s not all. In 2006, she created the Festival of the Fourth Dimension, the world?s first festival of the Arts, Technology, and Sciences, which has since become a major French government global initiative for Industrial Innovation and Creativity (Pole ICI) of which she is the first vice-president, the President being a French government official

In her personal capacity, Johnson is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Paris-based Iris Capital and Turkey?s Inovent; a founding member and former president of the Board of the Sophia Business Angels in Sophia Antipolis, France; and founding president of three multi-million Euro investment vehicles, Succ�s Europe, Croissance Europe and Innovation Europe, together with Meeschaert Gestion Prive. Johnson has also been instrumental in the creation of the Galata Business Angels in Turkey, the Luxembourg Business Angels and most recently, the Cologne Business Angels. She is a foundering member of all three groups.

Johnson is also a member of the board of governors of EDHEC, France?s largest business school, the University of Haifa in Israel, Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a Senior Enterprise Fellow for the University of Essex in England, working together with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to bring entrepreneurship around the world.

Her advice to other women? ?Choosing something that makes you go beyond yourself is exciting and allows you to reach new horizons,? she says. ? Spoken like a true Satallady.

Source: http://www.thenextwomen.com/2011/06/28/candace-johnson-angel-investor-launches-satellites-and-startups

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Mark Ballas ? Dance Your Ass to Small Claims Court!

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Defendant: "Dancing" pro Mark Ballas -- accused of firing his ex-publicist and NOT paying.
Plaintiff: Ace PR -- accused of doing a CRAPPY job.�

Strap on your rhinestone pants ... 'cause this one's about to get NASTY!!!

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Bozo the Clown: ?Memba Him?!

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Frank Avruch is best known for playing the first nationally-syndicated Bozo The Clown in the mid '60s. Guess what he looks like now!

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Rih Rih Wears ?Rihanna Navy? Hoodie On Tour In Toronto [PHOTOS]

Rihanna was spotted in Toronto wearing a ?Rihanna Navy? sweatshirt and red, curly locks. Rihanna wore the sweatshirt to promote her ?Loud? tour and represent for her fans. She continuously gives to charities even while on tour. Recently, Rihanna and 50 Cent teamed up to find a bone marrow donor for Ayelet Galena.

Rihanna will be performing a series of shows in Toronto.

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Alice Cooper recalls stage stabbing

02 July 2011

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Alice Cooper once accidentally stabbed himself with a sword on stage, but carried on with the performance.

Alice Cooper once stabbed himself on stage.

The 'School's Out' hitmaker is known for his spectacular stage performances and admits things often go wrong - though he refuses to let any mishaps disrupt the concert for fans.

He said: "One night I used a sword on stage and I stick it in the stage. I used a sword and went like that and went right through my leg and came right out the other end.

"At the time you have so much adrenaline on stage I didn't really feel it- it hurt a little bit but it wasn't like, 'Oh that's the worst thing ever' and I kind of went, 'Well I'm in the moment right now, it's in my leg, leave it there'."

At the time you have so much adrenaline on stage I didn't really feel it- it hurt a little bit but it wasn't like, 'Oh that's the worst thing ever' and I kind of went, 'Well I'm in the moment right now, it's in my leg, leave it there'.

Alice admitted fans just assumed the accident was a apart of the show, while his band were worried, but he managed to stem the blood flow eventually himself.

He told BANG Showbiz: "The audience thought it was a trick, the band knew it wasn't a trick- the band went, 'Whhhat?' Because every time I'd move, it would spurt a little.

"Then of course after the shows over and the adrenalines gone...owww! I took a bottle of whisky and I poured it on to cauterise it."

Alice, 63, is used to injuring himself on stage, and admits sometimes it takes days before he realises how seriously he has damaged himself.

He said: "Every night something happens. I fell off the stage in Vancouver one night and broke all my ribs on the right side and got back up and finished the show because you didn't really feel it right then.

"I had about twenty-eight stitches in my head and didn't really realise I had a concussion until about the fourth song and all of a sudden I started seeing double. When the shows going you don't stop the show, no matter what happens, you keep the show going."

Alice returns to the UK for his 'Halloween Night of Fear' tour in October.

Tickets for the six shows are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Georgia Immigration Law: Thousands Protest For Reform At State Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) -- Thousands of marchers stormed the Georgia Capitol on Saturday to protest the state's new immigration law, which they say creates an unwelcome environment for people of color and those in search of a better life.

Men, women and children of all ages converged on downtown Atlanta for the march and rally, cheering speakers while shading themselves with umbrellas and posters. Capitol police and organizers estimated the crowd at between 8,000 and 14,000. They filled the blocks around the Capitol, holding signs decrying House Bill 87 and reading "Immigration Reform Now!"

Friends Jessica Bamaca and Melany Cordero held a poster that read: "How would you feel if your family got broken apart?"

Bamaca was born in the U.S., but her mother and sister are from Guatemala. She said she fears they will be deported.

"I would be here by myself," said Bamaca, 13. "I have a feeling (the governor) doesn't know the pain affecting families. If he were to be in our position, how would he react?"

Adelina Nicholls, executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, said the crowd was sending a message.

"They are ready to fight," Nicholls said. "We need immigration reform, and no HB87 is going to stop us. We have earned the right to be here."

Azadeh Shahshahani of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia called the rally inspiring and said she hoped lawmakers would recognize the law's potential to damage the state.

"I think it's going to have an impact," she said. "Unfortunately, the damage has already been done as far as people of color having second thoughts about moving to Georgia."

Several different groups stood with the largely Latino crowd, including representatives from the civil rights movement. The Rev. Timothy McDonald, an activist who has been supportive of immigration protesters, was among the speakers showing his solidarity.

"You are my brothers and my sisters," McDonald told the crowd. "Some years ago, they told people like me we couldn't vote. We did what you are doing today. We are going to send a message to the powers that be ... that when the people get united, there is no government that can stop them. Don't let them turn you around."

MiLi Lai, a student at Emory who is Chinese, also attended the rally because the immigration law doesn't just apply to Latinos, but "all non-American people."

"We are the same community," Lai said. "We have to fight for our rights."

Bellanira Avoytes came to the rally with her husband and three children. Although she is a legal resident and her children were born in Georgia, she does not see herself as separate from undocumented Latinos.

"I have family who are not residents," she said. "I am together with the Latin people. I love Georgia. I have stayed here for 18 years. I want to buy a house here."

Saturday's rally follows a "day without immigrants" organized Friday, when some parts of the law took effect. It was organized by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. The organization asked businesses to close and community members not to work or shop to protest the law.

On Monday, a judge temporarily blocked key parts of the law until a legal challenge is resolved. One provision that was blocked authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification. It also authorizes them to detain undocumented immigrants. Another penalizes people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor undocumented immigrants while committing another crime.

Parts of similar measures in Arizona, Utah and Indiana also have been blocked by the courts.

Provisions that took effect Friday include one that makes it a felony to use false information or documentation when applying for a job. Another provision creates an immigration review board to investigate complaints about government officials not complying with state laws related to undocumented immigration.

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Weston Cage 911 Call -- He's 'Mentally Ill'


The man who beat down Weston Cage on an L.A. street earlier this month screamed out for witnesses to call 911 ... explaining that Weston is "mentally ill" ... and he needed help.

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TMZ obtained a copy of the 911 call, placed on June 8, in which the caller explains, "There's a fight going on ... one guy is bleeding, it looks like his nose is bleeding."

The caller continues, "This guy holding [Weston] down ... he says [Weston] is mentally ill. He's asking for the police ... send somebody!"

0612_weston_fight_video_smallTMZ broke the story ... Kevin Villegas claims Nic Cage employed him to locate Weston that day ... but when Kev found him, Weston allegedly greeted him with a roundhouse kick ... and all hell broke loose.

After Kevin punched Weston into submission ... and then restrained him for several minutes ... cops eventually arrived to the scene and Weston was taken to a nearby hospital for a mental evaluation.

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Maria Shriver Files for Divorce from Arnold


TMZ has learned Maria Shriver has pulled the trigger on her marriage ... she just filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger ... and we've learned, there is NO PRENUP.

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In the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, Shriver cites "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage.

Shriver is asking for spousal support and wants the judge to deny Arnold the right to ask for support for himself-- though it's highly unlikely he would.

Shriver is asking for joint custody of their minor children, who she names in the document as 17-year-old "Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger" and 13-year-old "Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger."

And, in the petition, filed by disso-queen Laura Wasser, Shriver is asking Arnold to pay the attorneys' fees of both parties.

As for the date Arnold and Maria separated ... it isn't specified in the divorce papers.

According to the docs, the property accumulated during the marriage will be divided at a later date.� And, sources tell TMZ, there is no prenup, so all of Arnold and Maria's earnings over the past quarter century will be divided 50/50.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ...� Arnold and Maria are on speaking terms and Arnold knew beforehand that she was filing divorce papers. Maria is telling friends she hopes this will be an easy and amicable divorce.


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Maria Shriver Filing For Divorce From Arnold Schwarzenegger

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

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It?s official?and kind of obvious.

Maria Shriver is filing for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger after 25 years of marriage.

It was expected to happen, but it?s still kind of a shock. They?ve been married for so long, then all of a sudden a love child comes through (and possible more love children).

Arnold was putting his acting on hiatus to concentrate on his marriage, but we guess that he can just try to get in another movie because his marriage is going further down the drain.

Although we don?t know if anyone would even care to see him in a new movie. His reputation is just a little screwed over at this point.

The best thing to focus on is what to do about the children. According to the petition, Maria is asking for joint custody of the kids.

As for Arnold?s love child (or children), that?ll be up to him and his mistress (or mistresses).

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Maria Shriver files for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger

02 July 2011

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Maria Shriver has cited irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed against Arnold Schwarzenegger in court.

Maria Shriver has filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The 55-year-old writer cited irreconcilable differences in papers filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (01.07.11), two months after he admitted to fathering a boy named Joseph with housekeeper Mildred Baena 13 years ago while he was still married to Maria.

She is seeking shared custody of their children Patrick, 17 and Christopher, 13, as well as seeking spousal support from the former Governor of California and asking him to pay her lawyer fees.

The couple also have grown up children 21-year-old Katherine and Christina, 19 from their 25 year marriage.

Whatever she did in the aftermath was taking care of her kids, trying to shield them.

Maria is said to not be angry at Mildred because of the affair, and confronted her after she saw the similarity between Joseph and Arnold.

A source said: "While Maria may not have been as angry as Mildred as she was at Arnold, her instinct would be to protect her family.

"Whatever she did in the aftermath was taking care of her kids, trying to shield them."

Arnold, 63, is reportedly already handing out a "significant" amount of child support to Maria.

A source said: "Arnold is paying a significant amount of child support. Arnold is also paying for his sons, Patrick and Christopher's private school bills."

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Anil Mundra: 'God of Liberty': The Role of Religion in American Independence

For some relevant reading on this Independence Three-Day Weekend, one can hardly do better than "God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution". At a time when both American history and religion are hotly contested territory -- caught between purported dichotomies of holiness and nihilism, theocracy and secularism, provincialism and pluralism -- a bit of perspective, fact-checking and a brief immersion into the genesis of an independent America is in order.

"God of Liberty" dispels the false dilemmas by showing that America has always been religious -- and also religiously diverse. The historical narrative suggests that it's this special combination to which the United States owes its existence, and this that made the American Revolution so revolutionary.

Professor Thomas Kidd's thesis is that the founding of the United States "saw an unlikely alliance of evangelicals, Enlightenment liberals, and deists working together to win religious freedom" and the disestablishment of state religion.

"The evangelicals wanted disestablishment so they could freely preach the gospel; the rationalists and deists wanted disestablishment because they felt an enlightened government should not punish people for their religious views. The combination of the two agendas would transform America, helping make it both intensely religious and religiously free."
While all history books see the seeds of American independence in the many dissenting denominations that fled England seeking spiritual independence, Kidd locates the motor of rebellion in the advent of evangelical Christianity three decades before the shooting started. Protestant preachers bristled against any worldly authority, and all the more so against the spiritually dictatorial English empire with its collusion of crown and church. The prospect of revolution, says Kidd, "presented an opportunity to end all forms of religious discrimination and let the gospel run free." The significance of such redemption for these evangelicals was more than mere civil rights -- they were animated by an apocalyptic and providential vision that read the coming of the Rapture in the events leading up to the Revolution.

Meanwhile, the Patriot politicians came to liberty from quite a different direction. They were all Christians of one sort or another; but none of them were evangelical. Among them were famous deists like the pragmatic Ben Franklin, the great pamphleteer Thomas Paine and, of course, Thomas Jefferson -- both of which Thomases appropriated plenty of Protestant imagery in their writings but were frequently accused of heresy for their iconoclasm. Dubbing them the "Enlightenment rationalists", Kidd glosses a few of their much-mentioned intellectual influences like Locke's philosophy of religious tolerance and Montesquieu's humanism, but leaves out equally important sources like the highly heterodox Cicero and Voltaire.

The spiritual ideas of the Enlightenment rationalists were eclectic and complex, often ambivalent and beguiling; but crucially, they didn't need definite religious doctrines to find common cause with the liberty-seeking evangelists. Armed with liberal theory, writes Kidd, James Madison could posit that "civil authorities should never try to coerce people into holding uniform religious opinions and should only regulate religious practices in the interest of the state's well-being," and "Jefferson could appeal to universal moral principles established by God as 'self-evident' truths while avoiding the thicket of theological specifics."

The founders' genius lay in just these non-denominational and universalizing tendencies, which proved a crucial catalyst to the formation of American religious liberty. Like the founders, the sectarian evangelists "had to justify their resistance by appeals to God-given rights of conscience"; but unlike them, sectarians did not generally envision extending those rights to all of their religious rivals. While admitting this point, Kidd doesn't go far enough in acknowledging the ingeniously innovative coup of the founding philosophers who generalized from the resistance of particular sects to the religious rights of all.

Ironically, the Constitutional clause that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" was ultimately a concession to Baptists and other evangelicals -- many of whom otherwise opposed the Constitution -- by controversy-averse framers who had been avoiding any mention of religion. It was not that the founders wanted to write religion out of the new nation; Kidd insists that they tended to view robust religion as indispensable to a good society, but that there was a widespread current of thought -- among both the preachers and the Patriots -- that involvement with worldly power tended to enervate and corrupt true religion, so they were careful to reserve ministry for the ministers.

Against Christians concerned that the disestablishment clause "threatened the nation's commitment to Christianity," says Kidd, "dissenting evangelicals and Enlightenment skeptics like Jefferson and Madison ultimately won the argument by convincing people that religion was more likely to thrive with no state oversight or funding. As a matter of fact, they were correct." The separation of church and state was not an attempt to secularize America, Kidd argues -- on the contrary, it was a move that achieved the goal of making American soil uniquely fertile for the efflorescence of religion.

The founders' assumption of the desirability of a religious society is seen over and over again in the meanderings of Kidd's narrative. "God of Liberty" doesn't follow the straightforward chronological pattern of classical history texts, nor does it adhere to clear thematic groupings or progression; Kidd's history of ideas is a hermeneutical,sometimes repetitious loop-de-loop, along the way connecting religious themes to the major figures and events of the Revolution and beyond, from Bunker Hill to Jefferson's presidency.

As an argument about our past, it's powerful: taking into account the spiritual dimension of the revolution renders it far more intelligible than a mere uprising against import taxes, a cause for which it seems hard to imagine an entire culture of men fighting and dying. Once seen as a struggle for their souls, though, the picture looks very different: just as relatively minor grievances about fiscal governance grew into a war against authoritarianism writ large, isolated demands for sectarian self-preservation are seen to blossom into protection of spiritual life in general.

Following the argument to its logical conclusion, one wonders if it might have been the principles of religious freedom and equality that opened the very possibility of the existence of the United States. After all, we're talking about a union of states with widely diverse and often antagonistic spiritual constituencies -- from Congregationalist Massachusetts to Catholic Maryland, Anglican Virginia to Quaker Pennsylvania. Each of them wanted their own state religion, and federal disestablishment might have been the only compromise that could bring them all into the American fold.

And so one of the morals that Kidd draws from this story is about coalition-building, reaching across party lines in defense of greater goals. In contrast to the current perceived polarization of American society, "evangelicals in the founding era often cooperated with people who held personal beliefs that were very different from their own." Deists are not quite secularists, but compared to evangelical doctrine, they're not too far off. Perhaps Kidd's portrayal provides a model for how some contemporary antagonisms might be approached.

Of course, modern America faces a diversity very advanced from that of 17th century society. What does the historical founding mean for a truly pluralistic culture, with non-Christian communities? Kidd documents Jefferson's indifference to atheists and polytheists, and George Washington's openness to the rights of conscience of Jews and Muslims; on the other hand, he devoted a previous book to the long history of Protestant hostility toward Islam, which was apparently of a different echelon of odium from that directed at Catholics or Jews. In any case, there's reason to believe that the founders, with their probing prescience, were prepared for the U.S. to become a truly pluralistic place.

But it would, of course, not be until the 20th century that non-European religions and the non-religious would truly gain traction in American society, enduring all manner of legal and social discrimination along the way. And it remains to be seen what the 21st century will bring for religion and regimes. That will have to be the subject of yet another book; but Kidd's "God of Liberty", for one, has foreordained an America at once spiritually vibrant and free.

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Maria Shriver files to divorce Arnold Schwarzenegger

LOS ANGELES (AP) � Six weeks after Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed he had fathered a child out of wedlock, wife Maria Shriver filed divorce papers Friday to end their marriage of 25 years.

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This 2007 file photo shows Maria Shriver with Arnold Schwarzenegger before he is sworn in for his second term as governor. Shriver filed for divorce July 1, 2011.

The former television journalist and Kennedy family heiress cited irreconcilable differences but offered no additional details about the breakup.

She also did not list a date when the couple separated, although they announced they had done so on May 9.

A week later, the former California governor and one-time action star admitted he fathered a child with a member of his household staff years ago.

The filing, which Shriver signed nearly two weeks ago, signals an end to a union that began with a storybook wedding on a spring day in 1986 in Cape Cod and brought together a bodybuilder and rising action star and a princess of the Kennedy clan, herself an up-and-coming network newscaster.

They apparently entered marriage with no plans that it would end. Shriver's filing does not indicate the couple had a premarital agreement.

That means Schwarzenegger's earnings from a career as a Hollywood megastar, which allowed him to forgo a salary as governor and commute by private jet to Sacramento, likely will be evenly divided with his estranged wife.

Shriver is seeking spousal support but any amount would be determined later, either through a settlement agreement or by a judge. The divorce is expected to be handled mostly behind closed doors.

Several of Schwarzenegger's biggest hits, including "Predator," "True Lies" and the blockbuster sequel "Terminator 2" were made during his marriage to Shriver.

Shriver became an award-winning television journalist but put her career on hold when Schwarzenegger ran for governor.

Economic disclosure forms filed when Schwarzenegger left as California governor in January show he has interests in at least eight entities each worth $1 million or more. An exact tally of his wealth is impossible to calculate.

The forms also show he still retains rights to intellectual property from his days as a fitness guru and movie star.

Shriver's holdings are more modest but are listed in the disclosure as being worth more than $1 million. She is a member of the Kennedy family and a beneficiary of some of its assets in addition to owning rights and royalties from her work as an author, the filings show.

In recent months, she has appeared in videos posted on YouTube in which she talks about stress in her life, the weight of expectations and the search for faith in a troubled world.

Shriver and Schwarzenegger have four children together, including two sons who are still minors. Shriver's petition seeks joint custody of the teens, who are 17 and 13.

Schwarzenegger's spokesman Adam Mendelsohn declined comment in an email. Shriver's attorney Laura Wasser did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment. Her spokesman Matthew DiGirolamo declined comment.

Shriver stood by her husband's side as he ran for California's governorship in 2003, even after the Los Angeles Times reported accusations by several women that they had been groped by the movie star.

Schwarzenegger later said he "behaved badly sometimes" and was twice elected to the governorship.

He failed to fix the state's chronic budget problems and left office in January with an eye toward environmental projects and a return to the big screen.

One of his projects was an animated collaboration with comic book legend Stan Lee titled "The Governator," but the project was shelved after Schwarzenegger admitted fathering the child out of wedlock. He has disappeared from the public eye in recent weeks and has not announced any plans to resume acting.

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