World's fastest Internet connection speeds

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Americans rank only 28th in internet connection speeds and the no. 1 is four times faster than U.S.

The report by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) said the average download speed in South Korea is 20.4 megabits per second (mbps) four times faster than the US average of 5.1 mbps.

Japan trails South Korea with an average of 15.8 mbps followed by Sweden at 12.8 mbps and the Netherlands at 11.0 mbps, the report said.

It said tests conducted by found the average US download speed had improved by only nine-tenths of a megabit per second between 2008 and 2009 from 4.2 mbps to 5.1 mbps.

"The US has not made significant improvement in the speeds at which residents connect to the Internet," the report said. "Our nation continues to fall far behind other countries."

"People in Japan can upload a high-definition video in 12 minutes, compared to a grueling 2.5 hours at the US average upload speed," the report said.

It said 18 percent of those who took a US speed test recorded download speeds that were slower than 768 kilobits per second, which does not even qualify as basic broadband, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Sixty-four percent connected at up to 10 mbps, 19 percent connected at speeds greater than 10 mbps and two percent exceeded 25 mbps.

The United States was ranked 20th in broadband penetration in a survey of 58 countries released earlier this year by Boston-based Strategy Analytics.

South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Denmark and Taiwan were the top five countries listed in terms of access to high-speed Internet.

US President Barack Obama has pledged to put broadband in every home and the FCC has embarked on an ambitious project to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the United States.

According to the CWA report, the fastest download speeds in the United States are in the northeastern parts of the country while the slowest are in states such as Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.


Michael Jackson died from lethal dose of propofol

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A fatal combination of drugs was given to Michael Jackson before his death, an official says.

Pop star Michael Jackson died from a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol given in a cocktail of drugs, leading authorities to suspect his doctor of manslaughter, court documents showed on Monday.

Michael Jackson died from lethal dose of propofolThe "Thriller" singer suffered cardiac arrest and died on June 25 at age 50. Since then, an investigation by state and federal agencies have focused on Conrad Murray, Jackson's personal doctor who was at his bedside the day he died.

The findings, contained in a warrant to search Murray's home and offices, paint a picture of an insomniac pop star who could not sleep without heavy medication. Jackson sought out propofol routinely used to sedate patients and anesthetize them before surgeries such as a colonoscopy and called it his "milk."

"The Los Angeles Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner, Dr. (Lakshmanan) Sathyavagiswaran, indicated that he had reviewed the preliminary toxicology results and his preliminary assessment of Jackson's cause of death was due to lethal levels of propofol (diprivan)," according to a warrant to search Murray's offices issued by California.

The document was unsealed and released by the Harris County District Clerk in Houston, where Murray has an office. U.S. agents raided the office on July 22.

In an affidavit seeking the warrant, Houston police officer E.G. Chance said U.S. agents had gathered "items constituting evidence of the offense of manslaughter that tend to show that Dr. Conrad Murray committed the said criminal offense."

Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, was not available to comment.

In a statement, a representative said Jackson's family has "full confidence in the legal process, and commends the ongoing efforts of the L.A. County Coroner, the L.A. District Attorney and the L.A. Police Department."

Murray, who was with Jackson on June 25 administering drugs to ease the pop star to sleep, gave him a range of medication including a 25-milligram dose of propofol via an intravenous drip at 10:40 a.m. PDT, the state search warrant said.

Jackson was "very familiar" with propofol and referred to it as his "milk" because of its milky appearance, the warrant said. Murray, who had been treating Jackson for about six weeks leading up to his death, was worried that Jackson was addicted to propofol. Murray was trying to wean him off the drug by giving him smaller doses, it said.

Jason Hymes, an assistant clinical professor at the University of Southern California who is not associated with the case, said the drug was a true anesthetic. "You administer it to somebody and then operate on them ... This concept of giving somebody a general anesthetic for sleep disturbance strikes me as just bizarre and astoundingly inappropriate."

In the early hours of June 25, Murray also gave Jackson doses of anti-anxiety medications Valium and Ativan and sedative Versed, the filing said.

Jackson went to sleep after Murray gave him the propofol, and Murray stayed by his side for about 10 minutes, then left "to go to the restroom and relieve himself," the search warrant said.

Murray was out of Jackson's room for about 2 minutes and when he returned, Jackson was no longer breathing, the warrant said.


Miss Venezuela Stefanía Fernández won Miss Universe 2009 | Miss Universe 2009 Winners

Monday, August 24, 2009

Miss Venezuela Stefanía Fernández won the crowned Miss Universe 2009 at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Miss Universe 2009 - Miss Venezuela Stefanía Fernández was crowned by her fellow beauty reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza.

Miss Venezuela Stefanía Fernández is Miss Universe 2009
Miss Universe 2009 Stefanía Fernández, from Mérida, Venezuela. She represented her country, Venezuela, in the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas. Fernández won the Miss Venezuela 2008 title in a pageant held in Caracas, Venezuela on September 10, 2008. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Dayana Mendoza, Miss Venezuela 2007 and Miss Universe 2008. Fernández also won the "Miss Elegance", "Best Body" and "Best Face", titles.

Miss Universe 2009 Results:

TOP 5 Finalist- Miss Universe 2009

1st Runner-up - Miss Dominican Republic Ada de la Cruz

2ndRunner-up - Miss Kosovo Marigona Dragusha

3rd Runner-up - Miss Australia Rachael Finch

4th Runner-up - Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos

TOP 5 Finalist

1. Miss Dominican Republic - Ada de la Cruz
2. Miss Australia - Rachael Finch
3. Miss Puerto Rico - Mayra Matos
4. Miss Venezuela - Stefanía Fernández
5. Miss Kosovo - Marigona Dragusha

Special Awards

Miss Congeniality - Miss China Wang Jingyao

Miss Photogenic - Miss Thailand Chutima Durongdej

Best National Costume - Miss Panama Diana Broce

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Watch Miss Universe 2009 Live Webcast Video | Watch Miss Universe 2009 Live Stream Online

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Watch Miss Universe 2009 pageant live online stream video from Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas on Sunday, August 23rd on NBC and Telemundo at 9 PM (ET). For this years 58th Annual Miss Universe 2009 competition, a prestigious pageant will be participated by 84 lovely ladies from different countries. Hosted by Claudia Jordan and Billy Bush.

List of 2009 Miss Universe candidates:

Hasna Xhukiçi ( Albania )
Nelsa Alves ( Angola )
Johanna Lasic ( Argentina )
Dianne Croes ( Aruba )
Rachael Finch ( Australia )
Kiara Sherman ( Bahamas )
Zeynep Sever ( Belgium )
Dominique Peltier ( Bolivia )
Larissa Costa ( Brazil )
Elitsa Lubenova ( Bulgaria )
Mariana Valente ( Canada )
Nicosia Lawson ( Cayman Islands )
Jing Yao Wang ( China )
Michelle Rouillard ( Colombia )
Jessica Umaña ( Costa Rica )
Sarah Ćosić ( Croatia )
Angenie Simon ( Curaçao )
Kielia Giasemidou ( Cyprus )
Iveta Lutovská ( Czech Republic )
Ada de la Cruz ( Dominican Republic )
Sandra Vinces ( Ecuador )
Elham Wagdi ( Egypt )
Mayella Mena ( El Salvador )
Diana Arno ( Estonia )
Melat Yante ( Ethiopia )
Essi Pöysti ( Finland )
Chloé Mortaud ( France )
Lika Ordzhonikidze ( Georgia )
Martina Lee ( Germany )
Jennifer Koranteng ( Ghana )
Clair Cooper ( Great Britain )
Viviana Kampanile-Zagorianakou ( Greece )
Racine Manley ( Guam )
Lourdes Figueroa ( Guatemala )
Jenel Cox ( Guyana )
Bélgica Suárez ( Honduras )
Zsuzsa Budai ( Hungary )
Ingibjörg Ragnheiður Egilsdóttir ( Iceland )
Ekta Choudhry ( India )
Zivanna Letisha Siregar ( Indonesia )
Diana Donnelly ( Ireland )
Yulia Liubianitzki ( Israel )
Laura Valenti ( Italy )
Carolyn Yapp ( Jamaica )
Emiri Miyasaka ( Japan )
Ree Na ( Korea )
Marigona Dragusha ( Kosovo )
Martine Andraos ( Lebanon )
JoannaBelle Ng ( Malaysia )
Anaïs Veerapatren ( Mauritius )
Karla Carrillo ( Mexico )
Anja Jovanović ( Montenegro )
Happie Ntelamo ( Namibia )
Avalon-Chanel Weyzig ( Netherlands )
Katie Taylor ( New Zealand )
Indiana Sánchez ( Nicaragua )
Sandra Otohwo ( Nigeria )
Eli Landa ( Norway )
Diana Broce ( Panama )
Mareike Baumgarten ( Paraguay )
Karen Schwarz ( Peru )
Pamela Bianca Manalo ( Philippines )
Angelika Jakubowska ( Poland )
Mayra Matos ( Puerto Rico )
Elena Bianca Constantin ( Romania )
Sofia Rudieva ( Russia )
Dragana Atlija ( Serbia )
Rachel Kum ( Singapore )
Denisa Mendrejová ( Slovak Republic )
Mirela Korač ( Slovenia )
Tatum Keshwar ( South Africa )
Estíbaliz Pereira ( Spain )
Renate Cerljen ( Sweden )
Whitney Toyloy ( Switzerland )
Illuminata James ( Tanzania )
Chutima Durongdej ( Thailand )
Senem Kuyucuoğlu ( Turkey )
Jewel Selver ( Turks & Caicos )
Kristina Kotz-Gotlib ( Ukraine )
Cintia Dottone ( Uruguay )
Kristen Dalton ( USA )
Stefanía Fernández ( Venezuela )
Võ Hoàng Yến ( Vietnam )
Andella Chileshe Matthews ( Zambia )

$1 Bill Symbols

The two circular drawings on the reverse of the bill are actually parts of the two-sided Great Seal of the United States. Although we don’t see the entire seal outside of our wallets too often, the notion of having a great seal is actually as old as the country itself. The Continental Congress passed a resolution on July 4, 1776, to create a committee to design a great seal for the fledgling nation, and heavy hitters John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson got the first crack at creating the seal.

Congress wasn’t so keen on the design these big names brought back, though, and it took nearly six years and several drafts to finally find a suitable seal. Congress finally approved of a design on June 20, 1782.

According to the State Department, which has been the official trustee of the seal since 1789, both the obverse (front) and reverse (back) of the seal are rich with symbolism. The obverse picturing the eagle is a bit easier to explain. The bird holds 13 arrows to show the nation’s strength in war, but it also grasps an olive branch with 13 leaves and 13 olives that symbolize the importance of peace. (The recurring number 13, which also appears in the stripes on the eagle’s shield and the constellation of stars over its head, is a nod to the original 13 states.) The shield floats unsupported over the eagle as a reminder that Americans should rely on their own virtue and strength.

The symbolism of the pyramid on the seal’s reverse is trickier. The pyramid has 13 steps – the designers apparently never got tired of the 13 motif – and the Roman numeral for 1776 is emblazoned across the bottom. The all-seeing Eye of Providence at the top of the pyramid symbolizes the divine help the early Americans needed in establishing the new country. The pyramid itself symbolizes strength and durability.

The divine overtones don’t stop with the unblinking eye, though. The Latin motto Annuit Ceptis appears over the pyramid; it translates into “He [God] has favored our undertaking.” The scroll underneath the pyramid reads Novus Ordo Seclorum, or “A new order of the ages,” which was meant to signify the dawn of the new American era.

How did the seal end up on our dollar bill?

We can thank former Secretary of State Cordell Hull’s busy schedule for that one. Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace had to wait for a meeting with Hull in 1934 and decided to kill time by thumbing through a State Department pamphlet on the Great Seal. The pamphlet contained an illustration of the reverse side of the seal with the pyramid, and Wallace was quite taken with the drawing. He took the seal to President Franklin Roosevelt and suggested the country mint a coin using the two sides of the seal.

FDR liked the seal, too. (Roosevelt and Wallace were both Masons and loved the all-seeing eye part of the reverse design, which echoed the concept of the Great Architect of the Universe.) He thought the seal should be on the reverse of the dollar bill rather than a coin, but he was worried the mystical imagery would offend Catholics. After Postmaster General James Farley assured FDR he didn’t think his fellow Catholics would have any problem with the design, Roosevelt approved a new dollar bill design that first appeared in 1935.


Watch Hard Justice Live in PPV | Watch Hard Justice Live Online Stream Video

Monday, August 17, 2009

Watch Hard Justice 2009 Live on pay-per-view (PPV). The event produced by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion, which will take place on August 16, 2009 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. It will be the fifth event under the Hard Justice chronology and all matches will take place under hardcore rules.

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For main event Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. Matt Morgan in the Three Way match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

The event will feature an unknown number of professional wrestling matches that will involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers will be portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that will build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

Watch Jones vs. Lacy Live in Pay-Per-View | Watch Hook City Roy Jones Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy Live Online

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Watch Hook City Roy Jones Jr vs Jeff Lacy Live this weekend on pay-per-view. Roy Jones Jr. will likely have to rely on that heart and toughness when he faces former super middleweight champ Jeff Lacy. Lacy, 32, remains a tough, durable fighter but can be outboxed, as he was nearly shut out by Joe Calzaghe and Jermain Taylor in the two biggest fights of his career.

The Hook City fight will emanates from Biloxi, Mississippi. The event begins at 9pm ET for a scheduled 12 rounds at Light Heavyweight title.

Roy Jones Jr. never really seemed to love the sport of boxing when he was the undisputed pound-for-pound king. In fact, his indifference suggested he might actually walk away while still on top rather than put his health at risk as his freakish speed and reflexes faded.

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Watch Pinoy Power 2 Donaire vs Concepcion Live in PPV | Watch Pinoy Power 2 Donaire vs Concepcion Line Online Video

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Watch Pinoy Power 2 Donaire vs Concepcion Live in Pay-Per-View on August 15th at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 26-year-old Donaire is the main event for “Pinoy Power 2,” which features 3 Filipino fighters for the August 15th event at the Hard Rock Casino. Donaire said he and his fellow Filipino fighters are ready to show the world that Manny Pacquiao is only the first of many dominant Philippine boxers to emerge.

Concepcion (13-3-1, 8 KOs), from Panama City, Panama, will be making his Las Vegas debut when he tries to reclaim the title he previously held. He enters this fight having won 10 or his past 11 fights, including the WBA interim super flyweight title, knocking out previously undefeated Alex Banal in the 10th round last July. He lost the title in his first defense, to the incomparable Jorge Arce. He enters this fight world-rated No. 3 by the WBA, No. 4, by the WBO and No. 8 by the World Boxing Council, with four of his last five victories coming by knockout.

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Watch Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg Fight Card Live | Watch Carano vs. Cyborg Strikeforce Live Online Video

Watch Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg Fight Card Live from HP Pavilion at San Jose, California, Saturday, August 15, 2009 and will be air live on the Showtime.

The main event features Gina Carano taking on Cristiane Santos for the inaugural Strikeforce Women's Championship which is contested at 145 pounds (66 kg). Five minute rounds will be featured for all fights including the women's bouts. This ladies showdown will also mark the first time women have headlined a major MMA promotion.


Gina “Conviction” Carano (7-0) vs. Cris “Cyborg” (7-1) – 145lb Female Championship Bout

Renato "Babalu" Sobral (35-8) vs. Gegard Mousasi (25-2-1) - Light Heavyweight Championship Bout

Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez (15-2) vs. Mitsuhiro Ishida (18-5-1) – Lightweight Interim Championship Bout

Jay "The Thoroughbred" Hieron (17-4) vs. Jesse "JT Money" Taylor (13-3)


Mike "Mak" Kyle (12-6-1) vs. Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum (11-4-1)

Scott Lighty (4-0) vs. Mike Cook (7-4)

David "Tarzan" Douglas (4-1) vs. Justin "The Silverback" Wilcox (5-3)

James Terry (6-1) vs. Zac Bucia (2-3)

Isaiah Hill (4-6) vs. Alex Trevino (3-0)

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Watch 2009 Perseid Meteor Shower | Watch Perseid Meteor Shower 2009 Live

The annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show this week for those willing to get up in the wee hours of the morning and wait patiently for the shooting stars.

In North America, the best time to watch will be between midnight to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, but late Tuesday night and also Wednesday night

The Perseids are always reliable, and sometimes rather spectacular. The only things that puts a damper on the August show are bad weather or bright moonlight. Unfortunately this week, as the Perseids reach their peak Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the moon will be high in the sky, outshining the fainter meteors.

The Perseids are bits of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which has laid down several streams of debris, each in a slightly different location, over the centuries as it orbits the sun. Every August, Earth passes through these debris streams, which spread out over time.

The Perseids appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus, which rises high in the sky around midnight and is nearly overhead by dawn. Like most meteor showers, the hours between midnight and daybreak are typically the best time to watch, because that's when the side of Earth you are on is rotating into the direction of Earth's travels through space, so meteors are "scooped up" by the atmosphere at higher rates, much like a car's windshield ends the lives of more bugs than does the rear bumper.

Astronomers expect up to 200 meteors per hour in short bursts of up to 15 minutes or so. But many of the fainter meteors will simply not be visible due to moonlight, and rates will go down even more for those in urban areas. More likely a typical observer under reasonably dark skies might hope to see a meteor every couple minutes when the bursts come, and fewer during lulls.

Viewing tips

The best location is far from city and suburban lights. Ideally, find a structure, mountain or tree to block the moon. Then scan as much of the sky as possible. The meteors can appear anywhere, heading in any direction. If you trace their paths backward, they'll all point to the constellation Perseus.

People in locations where any chill might occur should dress warmer than they think necessary to allow for prolonged viewing.

Seasoned skywatchers advise using a blanket or lounge chair for comfort, so you can lie back and look up for long periods. Allow at least 15 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness. Then expect meteors to be sporadic: You might see two in a row, or several minutes could go by between shooting stars.

Avid meteor watchers might want to try scanning the northeastern horizon from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time (your local time, wherever you are) for Perseids that graze the horizon.

"Earthgrazers are meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping across the surface of a pond," Cooke explained. "They are long, slow and colorful – among the most beautiful of meteors." He notes that an hour of watching may net only a few of these at most, but seeing even one can make the whole night worthwhile.

Watch Perseid Meteor Shower  2009 LiveMap illustrating the annual Perseid meteor shower. The night sky will sparkle with "falling stars" on Tuesday and Wednesday as Earth passes through a trail of dusty debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet, say scientists.


New P500 bill design with Cory and Ninoy

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Monday said they are now studying the possible design of a new P500 bill that would feature the late former president Corazon Aquino alongside her husband, the late former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr.

The BSP Numismatic and Concept Committee said Mrs. Aquino is already qualified to have her image put in a bill or coin. (Read: BSP mulling to put Cory on P500 bill)

For a person to have his or her image printed on a bill, the person should already be dead, has made a significant contribution to the country, and should embody something unique about the Filipino people.

"To recognize the contributions of President Aquino to the cause of democracy, to the cause of national unity, how do we do that? We intend to put her portrait in the P500 notes," BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Gunigundo said.

The BSP expects to have the lay-out ready by October, and once approved, the first batch of bills with Cory and Ninoy's images will be out early 2010.

Along with this possible new design, the BSP is preparing to include new technologies on the current bills to heighten security and to prevent fraud.

This idea first came out after a possible design of a new P500 bill, made by 22-year-old Reno Naval, came out on the internet.

"I posted [the design] as my first post on my website ( And then surprisingly, there were a lot of people who saw it, and when the website was [published] on [the newspapers], it spread out like wildfire," Naval said about the spread of his design on the internet.


Teen Choice Awards 2009 Nominees | 11th Teen Choice Awards 2009 Nominees

Monday, August 10, 2009

Teen Choice Award nominees will be at the show on Monday August 10, from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT! You already knew the Jonas Brothers were hosting.

Everyone from your fave shows, movies, and music will be there presenting - and maybe picking up an award or two themselves! - including Twilight stars: Ashley Greene and Taylor Lautner! Vanessa Hudgens, Shawn Johnson, Secret Life's Daren Kagasoff, Sean Kingston, and Jennette McCurdy will also be at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. Scroll down or click here to read the entire list of new categories and nominees and visit to vote!

Choice Summer TV
"Make It or Break It"
"Paris Hilton's My New BFF"
"Princess Protection Program"
"The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
"So You Think You Can Dance"

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Selena Gomez, "Princess Protection Program"
Paris Hilton, "Paris Hilton's My New BFF"
Demi Lovato, "Princess Protection Program"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Shailene Woodley, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Ken Baumann, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Adrian Grenier, "Entourage"
Daren Kagasoff, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
George Lopez, "Mr. Troop Mom"
Stephen Moyer, "True Blood"

Choice Summer Movie: Action Adventure
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
"Star Trek"
"Terminator Salvation"
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male
Sacha Baron Cohen, "Brüno"
Bradley Cooper, "The Hangover"
Johnny Depp, "Public Enemies"
Shia LaBeouf, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Ryan Reynolds, "The Proposal"
Adam Sandler, "Funny People"

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
Sandra Bullock, "The Proposal"
Cameron Diaz, "My Sister's Keeper"
Megan Fox, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Katherine Heigl, "The Ugly Truth"
Hayden Panettiere, "I Love You, Beth Cooper"
Ashley Tisdale, "Aliens in the Attic"

Choice Summer Movie: Drama
"Angels & Demons"
"My Sister's Keeper"
"Public Enemies"
"Taking of Pelham 1 2 3"

Choice Summer Movie: Comedy
"Funny People"
"The Hangover"
"Year One"

Choice Summer Movie: Romance
"Away We Go"
"I Love You, Beth Cooper"
"My Life in Ruins"
"The Proposal"
"The Ugly Truth"

Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Jim Carrey, "Yes Man"
Miley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
Robert Downey Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Kate Hudson, "Bride Wars"
Hugh Jackman, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

Choice Summer Song
"I Gotta Feeling," The Black Eyed Peas
"Knock You Down," Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West and Ne-Yo
"Before The Storm," Jonas Brothers feat. Miley Cyrus
"Fire Burning," Sean Kingston
"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," Pitbull

Choice Celebrity Dancer
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
Shawn Johnson
Lady Gaga

Choice Twitter
Ellen DeGeneres
Kim Kardashian
Ashton Kutcher
MC Hammer
Shaquille O'Neal

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Miley Cyrus is doing her newest single, "Party in the U.S.A.," at TC 09. That's right, the pop Mega Star is all set to sing for you!

And, of course, you won't want to miss Dare the Jonas Brothers! That's going to be hilarious!

And, it's official. The casts of "Twilight" (Robert Pattison, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz) and FOX's new comedy series GLEE (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colver, Amber Riley and Kevin McHale) will appear on the show too!

Both Family Guy and American Dad! will feature in this year’s Teen Choice Awards in the “Choice TV: Animated Show award” category. The Simpsons and South Park are also up for the award.

Teen Choice 2009 will celebrate the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event airing Monday, August 10th at 8:00pm on Fox.

Watch WEC 42 Torres vs. Bowles Live Online Video

Watch WEC 42 Torres vs. Bowles Fight Card Live Video

Date: Sunday- August 9, 2009

Time: 9pm ET (Versus Channel)

Location: The Joint at the Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada- U.S.A.

Main Fight Card: (televised on the Versus Channel)

Champion Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles (for WEC bantamweight title)
Joseph Benavidez vs. Dominick Cruz
Danny Castillo vs. Ricardo Lamas
Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki

Preliminary Fight Card: (non-televised)

Leonard Garcia vs. Jameel Massouh
Fredson Paixao vs. Cole Province
Marcus Hicks and Shane Roller
Phil Cardella vs. Ed Ratcliff
Kenji Osawa vs. Rani Yayha
Rafael Dias vs. Diego Nunes

Watch Penn vs Florian and Silva vs Griffin UFC 101 Declaration Live Online | Watch UFC 101 Declaration Online video preview

Friday, August 7, 2009

Watch Penn vs Florian and Silva vs Griffin in UFC 101 Declaration live online at and UFC 101 Declaration live broadcast will begin 7pm PT / 10pm ET, August 8, 2009.

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Official fight card:

Main card

Lightweight Championship bout: B.J. Penn vs. Kenny Florian
Light Heavyweight bout: Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin
Welterweight bout: Amir Sadollah vs. Johny Hendricks
Middleweight bout: Kendall Grove vs. Ricardo Almeida
Lightweight bout: Josh Neer vs. Kurt Pellegrino

Preliminary card

Lightweight bout: Shane Nelson vs. Aaron Riley
Welterweight bout: Tamdan McCrory vs. John Howard
Middleweight bout: Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara
Welterweight bout: Matt Riddle vs. Dan Cramer
Lightweight bout: George Sotiropoulos vs. George Roop
Welterweight bout: Jesse Lennox vs. Danillo Villefort

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 American live action film adaptation of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and written by Stuart Beattie based on a 1998 screenplay by John Paul Kay. G.I. Joe features an ensemble cast based on the various characters of the franchise. Filming took place in Downey, California and Prague's Barrandov Studios. The film was released on August 7, 2009.

Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Channing Tatum
Marlon Wayans
Rachel Nichols
Ray Park
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Christopher Eccleston
Sienna Miller
Lee Byung-hun
Saïd Taghmaoui
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Dennis Quaid
Jonathan Pryce

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Watch UFC 101 Declaration B.J. Penn vs Kenny Florian | Watch Watch UFC 101 Declaration Live Online Video

Watch UFC 101 Declaration Live at Philadelphia for the first time on Saturday, August 8th, as BJ Penn defends his UFC lightweight crown for the second time against number one contender Kenny Florian, and UFC middleweight boss Anderson Silva jumps back to the 205-pound weight class to take on former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin.

A previously announced bout between Rousimar Palhares and Alessio Sakara has been cancelled due to a broken leg suffered by Palhares during training. Thales Leites has stepped in to face Sakara.

In the co-feature, the pound-for-pound king of mixed martial arts, middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, tests the waters at 205 pounds once again when he battles former light heavyweight champ and Ultimate Fighter season one winner Forrest Griffin.

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Former President of the Philippines Maria Corazon Aquino Died

Saturday, August 1, 2009

(January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009) was a President of the Philippines and a world-renowned advocate of democracy, peace, women's empowerment, and religious piety. She served as the 11th president of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. She was the first female president of the Philippines and was Asia's first female president.

Former President of the Philippines, Maria Corazon Aquino, has died at age 76 after being diagnosed with colon cancer last year. She was the Philippines' and Asia's first woman president.

After the brazen killing of her husband, politician Begnino Aquino Jr., in 1983 upon his arrival at the Manila airport following exile in the U.S, his widow became the leader of a massive, non-violent "People Power" protest movement that eventually led to the ouster of long-time strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

She assumed the presidency in 1986, the same year she became Time's "Woman of the Year" and eventually would fend off seven coup attempts, finally leaving office in 1992.

An unassuming, soft-spoken, self-described housewife, she became a symbol of democratic change and hope for millions around the world.

Her son, Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, said his mother died at 3:18 a.m. Saturday (1918 GMT Friday).

Aquino was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer last year and confined to a Manila hospital for more than a month. Her son said the cancer had spread to other organs and she was too weak to continue her chemotherapy.

Supporters have been holding daily prayers for Aquino in churches in Manila and throughout the country for a month. Masses were scheduled for later Saturday, and yellow ribbons were tied on trees around her neighborhood in Quezon city.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is on an official visit to the United States, declared a period of national mourning and announced a state funeral would be held for the late president.

Aquino served six turbulent years as president of the Philippines after helping lead hundreds of thousands in a "people power" revolution that brought down the corrupt regime of strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos in February 1986.

The civilian-backed military uprising, with its stirring scenes of nuns kneeling to stop Marcos' tanks, made the Philippines a leader in the global wave of democratic movements that climaxed in the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.


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