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31 Jul

Eva Mendes does Marie Claire UK [Sept 2009]

Eva Mendes graces the cover of the September 2009 issue of Marie Claire UK, and she says she loves her body (really?) she also admits she loves therapy, just talk to someone is amazing. According to Marie Claire UK cover, Eva Mendes The Sex Bomb shows her funny side… ok, whatever!

I love my curves and I embrace them,” says Mendes.

On Therapy: “I love therapy! I’m very into it. I’m very in touch with my feelings, so I’m a completely different person,” admits Mendes. “Not that different, but there’s nothing like going in and sitting down and talking to someone who has no emotional tie to your life. Just to talk to someone. It’s amazing.

SEE ALL THE EVA PHOTOS FROM THE MARIE CLAIRE SHOOT:

29 Jul

Michael Schumacher should replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari

The former world champion Niki Lauda called for Michael Schumacher to make an unexpected return to Formula One racing as a replacement for the injured Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

Schumacher, the seven-times world champion, retired in 2006, but Lauda said he is the best candidate to take Massa’s seat after the Brazilian suffered a freak accident in qualifying for the Hungarian grand prix.

Who is available? There is nobody available anywhere near Michael’s performance,” said Lauda before today’s race at the Hungaroring.

Ferrari are almost certain to need a replacement for Massa after the 28-year-old suffered a serious head injury when struck on the head by debris yesterday. Massa was in a stable condition after emergency surgery to multiple skull fractures, but will be kept under sedation for the next 48 hours.

Lauda, who in 1976 returned to racing after a near-fatal crash, believes it will be two to three months before Massa can consider racing again.

He needs to take a decision, and for the whole business of Formula One, he [Schumacher] would improve it by 20 to 30 per cent interest,” added the Austrian. “But this is a question nobody can answer because nobody knows what Schumacher is doing.

Lauda, who won two world titles with Ferrari, questioned whether the Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo had any more favourable options.

Who else is he going to ring? The test drivers are useless, and there is nobody else here if you think about it,” said the 60-year-old. “But this is a principal decision of him [Schumacher], for him to consider this. If he doesn’t want to, the idea is finished in the same second.

Schumacher’s manager Willi Weber told Germany’s SID news agency that he doubted the champion would consider coming back. “I don’t see it,” he said. “Ferrari have two good test drivers who are keen to sit in the car if it is available.

The 38-year-old Italian Luca Badoer, who failed to score a point in 49 races for Scuderia Italia, Minardi and Forti between 1993 and 1999, and 35-year-old Spaniard Marc Gené are Ferrari’s official reserve drivers.

DRIVER STANDINGS

  1. Jenson Button 70
  2. Mark Webber 51.5
  3. Sebastian Vettel 47
  4. Rubens Barrichello 44
  5. Nico Rosberg 25.5
  6. Jarno Trulli 22.5
  7. Felipe Massa 22
  8. Lewis Hamilton 19
  9. Kimi Räikkönen 18
  10. Timo Glock 16
28 Jul

Russian People Who Changed the USA

  • Sergey Brin – Google

Sergey Brin, who was born August 21, 1973, in Moscow, became a co-founder of Google, Inc., the world’s largest Internet company, providing users with a technology of search and a number of other important features in on-line world. In 2009 he was ranked as the 26th richest person in the world by Forbes. He immigrated to the United States in his childhood, when he was just 6, and when Sergey grew up, he began to study mathematics, following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. First, Brin got a diploma of the University of Maryland, and then he became Ph.D in computer science at Stanford.

Right there he made friends with Larry Page, who became his soul- brother and main companion in developments. Together they created the strongest search engine ever on the basis of Brin’s data mining system. Soon afterwards in a local garage they founded Google, which motto is universally accessible and useful. If you don’t believe this information, then google it:)

  • Igor Sikorsky – Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Igor Sikorsky (25 May, 1889 – 26 October, 1972) is a Russian-American pioneer of aviation, who actually designed and the world’s first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft. Without this man world probably would not get helicopter so soon, he is always called as first helicopter inventor.

In 1925 he founded Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, which is one the main helicopter manufacturers.

  • Vladimir Nabokov – Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov (22 April, 1899 – 2 July, 1977) was the great Russian novelist. He emigrated from Russia to England (1919), then to Germany (1922), and then to the USA (1940), where he settled down in Manhattan. He never wrote in Russian after he came to the USA, though translated his works in English into Russian.

Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) is considered to be one of the most prominent novels in literature. How much influence this word caused on the human minds we all can only guess now. He also was interested in entomology and chess problems.

  • Vladimir Zworykin – Television

Vladimir Zworykin(July 30, 1889 – July 29, 1982) is a Russian-American pioneer of television technology. That is he who created the father of modern TV-sets and TV network. Zworykin decided to emigrate from Russia during the Civil War, and so left for the USA in 1918. Soon, though, he came back and supported the White movement in Siberia, but with the death of Aleksandr Kolchak, who headed it in the region, Zworykin decided to move to the US for good. He played a very important role in the development of television from the early thirties.

  • Milla Jovovich – The Fifth Element

Milla Jovovich (December 17, 1975) an Ukrainian-born American model, actress, musician, and fashion designer. In 1981 she was at the age of five, her family left the Soviet Union for London as political refugees, and over some time they ended up in Los Angeles, California. She became a model at eleven and since that time has worked for Revlon, L’Oréal, Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Donna Karan and Versace. She also became a television and movie star and appeared in Return to the Blue Lagoon, The Fifth Element, and Resident Evil with its sequels.

  • Voronov brothers – Warner Brothers Entertainment

Wonsal (Voronov) brothers, who emigrated from the Russian Empire (from the part that is now Poland), founded American film company Warner Brothers Entertainment, which is now one of the largest producers of films all over the world, based in California.

Three elder brothers started working in the industry yet in 1903, and showed films to miners in Pennsylvania and Ohio. That year they also founded their first cinema Cascade. In 1904 the brothers set up Duquesne Amusement & Supply Company, which was a forerunner of Warner Bros.

24 Jul

New Michael Jackson Exhibition opens at Madame Tussauds

A brand new waxwork of the late King of Pop was unveiled last week at Madame Tussauds. The figure depicts the late legend in a distinctive pose featured on the posters for his comeback “This Is It” tour scheduled for the O2 Arena this summer. Following Jackson’s untimely demise on June 24th after suffering a cardiac arrest, it was decided the new sculpture should be revealed as planned to honour the iconic entertainer.

Jacko has more waxwork figures made in his image than any other personality, bar the Queen who has 22 models. The latest addition is ominously the 13th model of Jackson and is the centrepiece of a brand new exhibition at the London attraction. The new unveiling was designed to coincide with the opening of Michael Jackson’s tour at the O2 Arena, instead it serves as a poignant tribute to the much loved pop star.

It took a team of 20 individuals, lead by renowned sculptor Stephen Mansfield, to create the new depiction of Jackson. As the most famous pop star on the planet selling £750 million records worldwide, tourists from across the world will be drawn to exhibition at Madame Tussauds to see the lifelike sculptors and celebrate the staggering achievements of this legendary performer.

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23 Jul

The House Turned Upside Down

The upside down house, complete with upside down interior furnishings, is the brainchild of Klaudiusz Golos and Sebastian Mikiciuk, and will become a local tourist attraction that will open its doors to the public tomorrow.

“The World Stands on its Head” (”Die Welt Steht Kopf”) House on the Baltic Sea Island of Usedom in Trassenheide, Germany.

A worker cleans a window of “The World Stands on its Head” (”Die Welt Steht Kopf”) House.

A worker cleans a window in a bathroom.

Workers put the finishing touches.

A worker attaches a drawer in the kitchen.

Workers construct an upside down kitchen.

Workers prepare to attach a coffee table to the “floor”.

A worker prepares to attach a toilet brush in a bathroom.

Workers attach a dish with squash to the dining room table.