Month: June 2010

Zoe Saldana Is Engaged!

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Zoe Saldana Is Engaged!She’s ditched Jake Sully, after going through all that they did together. Sigh. Avatar’s Zoe Saldana is engaged to Keith Britton her non-Na’avi boyfriend of TEN years. Yes, ten. That’s a lifetime in Hollywood years. A source reveals, “They’ve been together forever. They’re a great couple.”

Don’t expect her to be shouting the news from rooftops, though. She’s always kept her relationship with the actor/CEO of My Fashion Database completely on the down-low. Which she plans to translate into a no-stress wedding, much like Carrie Underwood. Another source commented, “She doesn’t even introduce him as her fiancé. She will just say, ‘This is Keith.’ She likes to keep her personal life to herself and wants people to focus on her as an actress. She hasn’t stopped working to plan anything.”

Congratulations, you two! Apart from all the true love-soulmate stuff, here’s something that should keep the motor running. Saldana loves her some sexy time, telling Essence, “Love it, love it, love it — can’t live without it! I love sex.”

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“Toy Story 3” crushes Sandler, Cruise at box office

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Toy Story 3, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz

The animated heroes of “Toy Story 3” crushed new releases from Adam Sandler and Tom Cruise to lead the North American box office for a second weekend, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

“Toy Story 3,” from Walt Disney Co’s Pixar Animation unit, sold about $59 million worth of tickets across the United States and Canada during the three days beginning on Friday.

Its 10-day haul rose to $226.6 million, quickly making it the fourth biggest movie of the year behind “Alice in Wonderland,” “Iron Man 2” and “Shrek Forever After,” which leads it by just $3 million.

The Sandler-led ensemble comedy “Grown Ups” followed with $41 million — the fourth best of his consistently strong career. The critically maligned picture, which co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider, was released by Columbia Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp.

Cruise’s action comedy “Knight and Day” opened at a distant No. 3 with $20.5 million, far short of the tallies of his last big movies (2006’s “Mission Impossible IV” with $48 million, and 2005’s “War of the Worlds” with $65 million).

The $107 million film, which also stars Cameron Diaz, got a two-day head start by opening on Wednesday through News Corp’s 20th Century Fox, taking its five-day haul to $27.8 million.

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‘Twilight’ fans gear up for ‘Eclipse’ premiere

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'Twilight' fans gear up for 'Eclipse' premiere

Not since “Star Wars” has fandom been, well, so fanatical about a single movie, putting down stakes in the heart of L.A.’s asphalt jungle days ahead of a world premiere.

But an ever-swelling coterie of vampire lovers, most of them female, have been braving the California sun for days now to get the best chance of seeing the stars of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” grace the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre on Thursday night.

Some 550 devotees among the thousand or so assembled downtown for this celebratory sleepover will be rewarded for their perseverance with guaranteed spots on the carpet.

“It’s just worth seeing all the stars. They bring the characters that we love so much to life, so we want to see them in person and cheer them on,” Yolanda Rodriguez, a 36-year-old unemployed graphic designer who came from San Francisco for the event, told Reuters.

The fans have festooned themselves on the concrete plaza of the L.A. Live entertainment complex, surrounded by blankets, tents, umbrellas and cardboard cutouts of the film’s stars. Food vendors and trinket sellers are having a field day.

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The right way to compliment your date

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9 ways to compliment your date

Cheap flattery will get you nowhere, but original praise can do wonders.

You’re face to face with a woman who has you dazzled… and tongue-tied. Learn the right way to flatter her from our pair of etiquette experts.

The statement, “Gee, Suzie, you look nice today,” used to arouse giggly tingles on the playground, but as a post-pubescent suitor, your compliments better be more focused. Warm praise can defrost those first icy moments of early dating, as well as subtly advertise your attraction. Later, compliments are standard daily fare for keeping a relationship fresh. How do you spice it up? Allow us to share nine secrets:

1. Offer praise that’s original, not stale.
A dating-scene veteran with luxuriant locks has heard dozens of times how lovely her hair is. Either craft a new quip (“Your red and gold highlights make me long for autumn”) or else bypass obvious compliments in favor of lesser-named qualities (“Your posture is flawless… do you take ballet?”).

2. Look for cues.
Where has your date invested her energies in preparing for your time together? A freshly-painted French manicure begs for recognition. Also, when someone has clearly invested their time or money in an area of interest, you’ve got a ready-made subject to compliment. “Wow… that’s quite a collection of snow globes.” This particular phrasing has the secondary advantage of making an observation without actually saying whether you like it or not.

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Happy 4th of July! Celebrate America’s Birthday

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Fourth Of July


Fourth Of July Art Print
Lu, Zhen-Huan
30 in. x 24 in.
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Independence Day also known as 4th of July is the birthday of the United States of America. It is celebrated on July 4th each year in the United States. It is the anniversary of the day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress – July 4, 1776. The day they announced to the world that the 13 colonies no longer belonged to Great Britain. Independence Day was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.

On July 4, 1777, the night sky of Philadelphia lit up with the blaze of bonfires. Candles illuminated the windows of houses and public buildings. Church bells rang out load, and cannons were shot from ships breaking the silence. The city was celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of the United States.

The Fourth of July soon became the main patriotic holiday of the entire country. Veterans of the Revolutionary War made a tradition of gathering on the Fourth to remember their victory. In towns and cities, the American flag flew; shops displayed red, white, and blue decorations; and people marched in parades that were followed by public readings of the Declaration of Independence. In 1941, Congress declared July 4 a federal legal holiday.

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My Shepherd Framed Art Print

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My Shepherd


My Shepherd Framed Art Print
Doty, Sheri
24 in. x 28 in.
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Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (Giclee Print)

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Mona Lisa, c.1507


Mona Lisa, c.1507 Giclee Print

, Leonardo da Vinci
18 in. x 24 in.

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Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa is a famous 16th-century portrait by Leonardo da Vinci. The Mona Lisa’s mysterious smile has beguiled generations of viewers, but the true identity of the woman pictured in the portrait remains unknown, despite intensive research by art historians. Many believe the Mona Lisa to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini Giocondo, the wife of a wealthy Florentine merchant, Francesco del Giocondo. (Thus the Mona Lisa is known in Italy as La Gioconda.) Others have suggested the subject was a mistress of da Vinci, or even a self-portrait, with da Vinci imagining himself as a woman.

It is known that Leonardo began the portrait in Florence in 1503, continued work on it through 1506, and then kept the painting until his death in 1519. Over the next three centuries the Mona Lisa passed through many hands, even hanging for a time in the bedroom of Napoleon, but since 1804 its home has been the Louvre Museum in Paris. Leonardo’s painting is famous among artists for its innovative techniques, including sfumato (shown in the painting’s distinctive hazy, soft-focus effect) and chiaroscuro (use of light and shadow).

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Happy 4th of July! Celebrate America’s Birthday

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Fourth Of July


Fourth Of July Art Print
Lu, Zhen-Huan
30 in. x 24 in.

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Independence Day also known as 4th of July is the birthday of the United States of America. It is celebrated on July 4th each year in the United States. It is the anniversary of the day on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress – July 4, 1776. The day they announced to the world that the 13 colonies no longer belonged to Great Britain. Independence Day was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.

On July 4, 1777, the night sky of Philadelphia lit up with the blaze of bonfires. Candles illuminated the windows of houses and public buildings. Church bells rang out load, and cannons were shot from ships breaking the silence. The city was celebrating the first anniversary of the founding of the United States.

The Fourth of July soon became the main patriotic holiday of the entire country. Veterans of the Revolutionary War made a tradition of gathering on the Fourth to remember their victory. In towns and cities, the American flag flew; shops displayed red, white, and blue decorations; and people marched in parades that were followed by public readings of the Declaration of Independence. In 1941, Congress declared July 4 a federal legal holiday.

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Relay Race II Art Print by Alfred Gockel

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Relay Race II


Relay Race II Art Print
Gockel, Alfred
39.375 in. x 27.5 in.
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Decoration Tips for Your Cafe

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Tenderness


Tenderness Art Print
Holzner, Renate
19.75 in. x 27.5 in.
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DECORATION TIPS FOR YOUR CAFE

How to decorate with a coffee house cafe theme in your kitchen is easy to learn and implement. If you love all the different types of coffees, or just simply love the feel of your favorite morning stop, you can have a room that is inspired from your passion.

Choosing the colors when you want to know how to decorate with a coffee house cafe theme in your kitchen can be based on what you already have. When decorating with this style, and if you can completely remodel your kitchen, you can choose your favorite. But if you are stuck with what you have, almost any color can be made to fit. The trick is in the accessories and the finishing touches.

The first step, if you are able to, is to get a small table and chair set that sits one to four people. A wrought iron one, with a glass top, that is usually used outside fits well in this style. Throw a couple of comfortable seat cushions on the chairs to make it practical. The only centerpiece that you need is a sugar and creamer tray set in the center. If you want an extra touch of elegance, place a single flower in a bud vase to complete the look.

Next, have a small shelf within easy reach of the sitting area. Place a few favorite poetry books or novels there for morning enjoyment. Don’t forget a place to set your favorite newspaper on.

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