Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Weight of the Nation:About the Project

Obesity in America has reached a catastrophic level. Almost every aspect of our lives is threatened. The first step toward ending the damage is learning how to fight back.

To win, we have to lose.

About the Weight of the Nation project:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Zuckerberg's Busy Week

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to "married" on Saturday, capping off a very buzy week..

Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home, capping a busy week for the couple, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity.

Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history Friday. And Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28, the person said.

The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years, the person said.
Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring "a very simple ruby," according to the person.

Source and Photo: Yahoo! News

Thursday, May 17, 2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer

Disco Queen Donna Summer, a five-time Grammy award winner famous for 1970s hits like "Hot Stuff" and "She Works Hard for the Money," died on Thursday May 17, 2012 in Florida after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 63.

The Queen of Disco ruled the dance floors with anthems like “Last Dance,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Bad Girl,”. Always in demand, the Pop diva performed during the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo December 11, 2009 and was in Las Vegas with the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010. Her music lives on.

Rest in Peace Donna Summer.

Michael Vick to Wed

According to the New York Post, Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick will wed his longtime fiancee Kijafa Frink in an intimate ceremony for 300 guests at the Fountainbleu hotel and resort in Miami in June.

Vick popped the question in 2009. The couple have three kids together.

Frink has been at Vick’s side through some of the quarterback’s most troubled times. She stood by him during his 2008 dog fighting controversy, for which he received a three-year suspended sentence. Of his behavior on the matter, Vick said, “I want to apologize to the court, my family, and to all the kids who looked up to me as a role model”. Following that case, during Vick’s bankruptcy court proceedings, he provided for Frink’s living arrangements despite selling three of his six homes.

The Inquisitr reports that things are looking up for the couple, as Vick is currently signed the the Eagles under a six year deal with $40 million guaranteed, and $100 million offered over the life of the contract. Frink pays the bills through co-ownership of accessories line and boutique PNK Elephant.

Here's wishes for a happy life to Michael and Kijafa.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Scandal" is Sensational!

Olivia Pope

Have you watched Shonda Rimes new show "Scandal"? Olivia Pope is causing a stir.  She's the show's lead character played by Kerry Washington. If it's broken...she'll fix it.  Olivia is based on Judy Smith, a Black woman who was a "fixer" from the Bush Administration and co-producer of "Scandal".

From the creator and executive producers of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mommy Wars: Breast-feeding

The Time Magazine cover depicts a pretty young woman wearing skinny jeans and a tank top, nursing her nearly 4-year-old son. Women are buzzing about the cover and the subject. We'd love to hear your comments on the issue. Take a minute and share your point of view.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Sherlock" Shines on Masterpiece Mystery

It's time for the next season of "Sherlock and it'll be well worth the wait.
”Sherlock” is both an adaptation and a modern update. Gone are the Victorian clothes, the horses and carriages, and the genial but bumbling Dr. Watson. Instead we get text-messaging, Skyping, and a blogging Watson (Martin Freeman) with the spirit and wit to match his famous comrade in arms.