Sunday, November 30, 2008

Barack Obama Shares Pre-Presidency Concerns With Barbara Walters

President elect Barack Obama In a new interview with Barbara Walters, President-elect Barack Obama reveals some of his concerns about transitioning into his presidency.

For national security reasons, Obama may have to give up use of his BlackBerry, as well as other electronic methods of communication -- something he says seriously concerns him.

"One of the things that I'm going to have to work through is how to break through the isolation -- the bubble that exists around the president," Obama tells Walters. "I'm in the process of negotiating with the Secret Service, with lawyers, with White House staff … to figure out how can I get information from outside of the 10 or 12 people who surround my office in the White House."

Obama went on to say he enjoyed his widespread interaction with Americans while he campaigned for the presidency across the nation, but he fears losing that contact.

"One of the worst things I think that could happen to a president is losing touch with what people are going through day to day …" he tells Walters. "I want to make sure that I keep my finger on the pulse of the struggles that people are going through every day."

"Barack Obama: The Barbara Walters Interview" airs Wednesday night on ABC.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Katie Holmes to Star in Major Fashion Ad Campaign?

Mother of Suri, Katie Holmes may be the new face of a high-fashion ad-campaign!

According to People, the actress will star in the next Miu Miu ad campaigns, sources tell the mag.

Katie will reportedly appear in the Italian fashion-line's Spring/Summer ad campaign, says People.

Other celebs to star in previous Miu Miu ad campaigns include Lindsay Lohan and Kirsten Dunst.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Healing the Planet with Earth-Friendly Bamboo Products

Jackie Heinricher's love affair with bamboo started in her backyard. "As a child, I remember playing among the golden bamboo my dad had planted, and when there was a breeze, the bamboos sounded incredibly musical. It was my magic fort area."

A fisheries biologist by training, Heinricher, 47, planned to work in the salmon industry in Seattle, where she lived with her husband, Guy Thornburgh, but she found it too competitive. Her garden gave her the idea for a business: She'd planted 20 bamboo groves on their seven-acre farm and had had some success propagating noninvasive clumping bamboos-the ones for small gardens (not the notorious runners that grow two inches an hour and take over the landscape).
Heinricher started Boo-Shoot Gardens in 1998. She realized early on what is just now beginning to dawn on the rest of the world: Bamboo is incredibly versatile as well as very earth-friendly. It can be used to make fishing poles, skateboards, buildings, furniture, floors, and even clothing and bed linens (the fabric is as soft as silk). An added bonus: Bamboo absorbs four times as much carbon dioxide as a stand of hardwood trees and releases 35 percent more oxygen. If Heinricher could use her green thumb to advance a green cause, even better.

First she had to find a way to mass-produce the plants—a tough task, since bamboo flowers create seed only once every 50 to 100 years. And dividing a bamboo plant frequently kills it.

Heinricher appealed to Randy Burr, a tissue culture expert, to help her. "People kept telling us we'd never figure it out," says Heinricher. "Others had worked on it for 27 years! I believed in what we were doing, though, so I just kept going."

She was right to feel a sense of urgency. Bamboo forests are being rapidly depleted, and a United Nations report showed that even though bamboo is highly renewable, as many as half of the world's species are threatened with extinction. Heinricher knew that bamboo could make a significant impact on carbon emissions and world economies, but only if massive numbers could be produced. And that's just what she and Burr figured out after nine years of experiments—a way to grow millions of plants. By placing sterilized cuttings in test tubes with salts, vitamins, plant hormones, and seaweed gel, they got the plants to sprout and then raised them in soil in greenhouses.

Not long after it cracked the code, Burr's lab hit financial difficulties. Heinricher had no experience running a tissue culture operation, but she wasn't prepared to quit. So she bought the lab. "It was a scary leap," she says. "I went from 5 employees to 55 [including Burr]. I didn't sleep much. Changing hats overnight was a lesson in boot camp management. Sometimes I wonder how I got here."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Trail Bars

When you bake your own “energy” bars, you can be assured that they include whole grains like rolled oats and whole wheat flour and healthy fats like canola oil, peanut butter, and walnuts. Peanut butter stands in for butter in these treats, reducing the saturated fat and boosting protein. These bars make ideal snacks—tuck one into your pocket when you head out the door.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Baking time: 20 to 25 minutes
Makes 24 bars

You Will Need
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup natural-style smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries (or raisins)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or almonds (2 ounces/60 grams)
1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips

What to Do
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Coat a 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33-centimeter) baking pan with nonstick spray.

2. Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat the peanut butter, sugar, and honey in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until blended. Blend egg and egg whites with a fork in a small bowl. Add to the peanut butter mixture, along with oil and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add reserved flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula. Mix in oats, dried cranberries (or raisins), walnuts (or almonds), and chocolate chips. Scrape batter into the prepared baking dish. Use a piece of plastic wrap to spread batter into an even layer.

3. Bake the bars until lightly browned and firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a rack before cutting into 24 bars. One serving is one 2 x 2-inch (5 x 5-centimeter) bar.

Ingredient Note
If you must avoid peanut butter because of an allergy, you can substitute soy nut butter or sunflower seed butter (for tips on adapting recipes to sunflower seed butter . You can replace the nuts with unsalted roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and/or sunflower seeds (look for unsalted seeds in the bulk bins of natural foods stores).

To avoid wasting the egg yolks, use reconstituted dried egg whites, such as Just Whites, which are available in the baking or natural foods sections of large supermarkets.

Per serving (1 bar)
175 calories
4 g protein
24 g carbohydrates
2 g fiber
8 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat
9 mg cholesterol
68 mg sodium

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Marinated Asparagus Salad

You Will Need
2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 green onions, chopped

What to Do
1. Place asparagus in a large skillet; add 1/2 in. of water.

2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse in cold water; drain.

3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

4. Arrange asparagus in a shallow dish.

5. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over asparagus.

6. Let stand at room temperature for 1-2 hours before serving.

Serves 8-10

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kim Kardashian's Shoe Society

The superstar Kim is the new face of, an online shoe society that gives its customers their own set of stylists!

Shoppers take a survey to determine their style and Kim and her fashion experts give them a choice of five shoes each month -- each pair only costing $39!

It's a woman's footwear fantasy!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Basketball Buddies: Zac Efron & Leonardo DiCaprio

The uprising star Zac Efron and Leonardo DiCaprio are just two buddies hangin' on a Friday night!

The two caught the Los Angeles Lakers in action against the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center.

Zac and Leo sat next to Kevin Connolly and Adam Levine as they cheered on the home team Lakers to a 104-90 victory.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

1 Way to Cook and Serve the Perfect Turkey

Whether this is your first time roasting a turkey or your fortieth, these hints and tips will help to make it the centerpiece of your best Thanksgiving meal ever.
When you're ready to cook the turkey, locate and remove the giblet bag (save giblets to make Giblet Gravy). Rinse the bird, inside and out, with cold water and pat it dry with paper towels.

Chop your favorite fresh herb -- such as rosemary, sage or tarragon -- and add it to softened sweet butter. To flavor the breast meat, and prevent it from drying out, gently loosen the skin from the flesh (using your fingers to avoid tearing) and pack the herbed butter underneath.

Smooth out the skin with the palm of your hand. Tie the legs together with cotton twine for a prettier presentation at the dinner table. (See: Trussing and Carving a Turkey.)

Cook With Care
Place the turkey, breast-side up, on a roasting rack set in a disposable roasting pan. The rack will keep the turkey from frying in its own juices, and the disposable pan will save on cleanup.

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Brush the outside of the turkey with some vegetable oil and place it in the oven. The oil, along with the high heat, seals in the bird's natural juices. Roast the turkey for 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 350°F. Tent a piece of aluminum foil over the breast to prevent excessive browning.

Baste the bird with pan juices or chicken broth every 15 minutes and continue to cook until done (about 10 to 15 minutes per pound). Add an additional 5 minutes per pound if the turkey is stuffed. Sometimes as little as 10 minutes per pound will result in the juiciest turkey.

Do not season the turkey until the last 30 minutes of cooking. Salt draws out moisture, so seasoning toward the end of roasting time will reduce drying.

When the turkey is cooked, its temperature should read 180°F. Do not rely on plastic doneness indicators or leave-in thermometers -- neither are substitutes for instant-read thermometers, which, when inserted into the thigh meat, will take a quick and exact reading. If you don't have a thermometer, make an incision in the skin between the thigh and breast. The juices should run clear with no trace of pink.

When the turkey is done, remove it from the oven and let it sit for at least 15 minutes; this will make it easier to carve. To perfect your carving technique, see Trussing and Carving a Turkey.
Hillary Davis is a cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and the author of several cookbooks.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Peppermint Health Perks

Not just a breath freshener, this healthy herb can calm stomach pain, gas, and diarrhea, according to an international review study. "Peppermint tea in particular helps soothe indigestion symptoms caused by a bug or irritable bowel syndrome," says Eric Yarnell, assistant professor of botanical medicine at Bastyr University near Seattle. Strong tea is best.
Yarnell recommends steeping two peppermint tea bags in a cup of boiled water for 15 minutes, being sure to keep the brew covered so the essential oils don't evaporate. (You'll see a slight slick of oil on the surface.) Strong mints and even candy canes may help tame an upset stomach, too, as long as you don't have heartburn (peppermint doesn't stop acid backwash).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Which Twosome Topped The List?

Forbes' release the Top-Earning Hollywood Couples list is out!

"The 20 couples on our list are bound by love and success," said staff writer Lacey Rose.

So how did the mag decide which talented twosome made the most green?

The magazine picked the 20 celebrity duos that raked in the most income between June 1, 2007, and June 1, 2008. "To determine who made the cut, we looked at combined earnings not just from film, TV, and music projects, but also from business ventures, endorsement deals, and fashion lines," Rose added.

So which star-studded couple made the top of the list?!

Check out our ET gallery to see just some of the stars who made the most moolah, and you can go to to see the list in its entirety. Click on our glamorous gallery to see just how "rich" in love these couples really are!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rihanna: Lady in Red!

The rising star. Looking radiant in an off-the-shoulder red cocktail dress, is Rihanna exposing a new tattoo over her heart?

Not exactly. The 20-year-old singer was snapped looking stunning in New York Wednesday at the launch of Gucci's Tattoo Heart Collection.

The singer is the new face of the collection's latest ad campaign to benefit The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Former 'Bachelor' Couple On Again?

One of the finest man. "The Bachelor"'s Charlie O'Connell says he's willing to give it another try with Sarah Brice, his choice from the show in 2005.

"Everything's going great right now," O'Connell tells People magazine about the couple's decision to give their relationship another chance. O'Connell, 33, gave Brice the final rose in the show's finale in spring 2005 and the two quickly moved in together in Los Angeles. But they decided to split in April 2007.

"We're not taking each other for granted," says O'Connell, the brother of actor Jerry O'Connell. "I enjoy hanging out with her." "My brother's got kids coming." (Jerry is expecting twin girls with wife Rebecca Romijn soon) "We did look at houses together last weekend. I'm not saying moving in isn't a possibility."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Victoria's Secrets fashion show 2008

The world's most gorgeous and anticipated show that supermodels revved up the runway during the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The ultra decadent event showcased 68 outfits including a $5 million bra designed by Martin Katz. The show took place at the newly renovated Fontainebleau Resort -- which was once a playground for the Rat Pack -- in Miami Beach, Florida. The Victoria's Secret Angels glammed up the runway with their luscious lingerie that had everything from lollipops to feet upon feet of feathers adorning it. "The theme of the show is a return to glamour," said Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Turney. "Victoria's Secret is about sexy and the new sexy is glamorous for this season." Catch the opulence of the Victoria's Secret 2008 Fashion Show airing on Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. on CBS.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Angelina Jolie Moved to Tears

The finest actress Angelina Jolie an emotional was moved to tears at a London press conference for her new film 'Changeling' on Monday. But what made her break down?

Unable to truly tap into the essence of the real-life character of Christine Collins, whose son disappeared in 1920s Los Angeles, Angelina says she thought of her late mother in order to connect with the role. But when she began to reflect on Marcheline, she became emotional.

"Everybody called her marshmallow as a joke, because she was just the softest, most gentle woman in the world," said Angelina, moved to tears.

"She is very much Christine Collins," she continued. "She was really sweet and would never get angry; she couldn't swear to save her life. But when it came to her kids, she was really, really fierce, and so this is very much her, and her story, in that she was the woman I relate to, who had that elegance and strength through just knowing what was right."

Angelina's mother died of ovarian cancer in January of last year. In previous interviews, Angelina has said that she kept a picture of her mother in her purse with her on the 'Changeling' set in order to channel her courage.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Samantha Ronson Blasts Flour Ambush on Lindsay Lohan

Hot couple Samantha lashes out at animal rights activists who doused Lindsay with flour outside a Paris nightclub and reveals why she was not left laughing after the prank!

"It's a pity that some groups feel the need to assault people as opposed to fighting with words," Samantha wrote on her MySpace blog. Animal rights activists dumped a bag of flour on Lindsay, 22, as she arrived at the club Friday night sporting a fur stole, the Associated Press reported.

"It seems lately I am learning that there are too many people who put another species before their fellow man and that's sad. I don't wear fur, but I don't think I have the right to ATTACK those who do. No one has that right," wrote Samantha, who accompanied Linday to the nightclub.

The nightclub's owner proceeded to dust Lindsay off before she and Samantha made their way down the red carpet and into the building, the AP said. Be sure to tune in to "Entertainment Tonight" on Monday for our exclusive video of the incident!So sad to hear this..

Sunday, November 16, 2008

How Jessica Alba Got Her Sexy Post-Baby Bod!

New hot momma Jessica Alba is spilling secrets about the bounce-back diet and fitness routine behind her sizzlin' post-baby bod.

"I worked out -- not for hours, but I definitely had to work out," Jessica tells People magazine. "And I ate, not a lot of sweets and not a lot of cream. I kept a pretty simple organic diet, which I do now anyway."

The new momma adds that everything about Honor Marie, her baby daughter with Cash Warren, is cute, even "the explosive diarrhea -- the best ever," Jessica says. "She's the love of my life." Great body you got here, Jess!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'm exhausted

After three hours of sweeping our backyard, I'm exhausted. I took my cellphone to take pictures on what I have accomplish. Enjoy!








Barack Obama Photoshopped?

Newly Elected President Barack Obama. Is there photo trickery involved in this new Time Magazine cover featuring President-Elect Barack Obama?

Looks that way! Barack is featured on the new cover of Time, on stands now, in a photo replicating a famous photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt taken in 1939, which was also featured on Time back in 2003.

Read all about Barack's family, his political influences, and his plans for the presidency in Time magazine on stands now! Good Luck to you Sir!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Who Wants to Meet Barack Obama?

Newly elected President Barach Obama has an online auction website, just put a new item up for bid: President-elect Barack Obama!

The presidential package, offered by -- includes two VIP tickets to the Presidential Inauguration, invites to the Inagural Ball, as well as personal photos with both President-elect Obama, and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

The proceeds benefit The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF). Bidding for the ultimate presidential package closes on Nov. 20 at the SWCRF live event. Good Luck to you Sir!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A kiss from a loyal friend

I'm fascinated with my dogs. I always hug and kiss this. Just like this one. Kissing alex and makes her important is my top priority.

Paula Abdul's Reported Fan Visited Home Multiple Times

New details on Paula Goodspeed are emerging in the wake of her apparent suicide near Paula Abdul's Los Angeles home. Police are now revealing that Goodspeed had visited the "American Idol" judge's home "on multiple occasions," according to

"Our station has been called to respond to Paula Abdul's house on multiple occasions over the last several years concerning Ms. Goodspeed," LAPD Capt. James Miller tells the Web site. "The last time our officers had contact with Goodspeed was in July."

"I can't say whether Ms. Abdul was directly harassed," the captain continues. "Ms. Goodspeed had been causing enough of a disturbance [to have police called]." There are reportedly no court records of a restraining order by Abdul against Goodspeed.

Goodspeed was a former "Idol" hopeful who did not pass her audition to go to Hollywood. On her MySpace page she wrote about the apparent backlash of her harsh comments about the judges, saying, "It's very hard reading such awful things being written about yourself.....or hearing things being said..... not like alot of people would understand what it's like having so many haters," she wrote, "just because I made the mistake of trying out for a singing competition before I was even ready vocally, emotionally and physically."

Watch ET for the latest developments on this story.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ennifer Aniston: The Vogue Controversy Continues!

What did Jennifer Aniston tell Oprah Winfrey about Angelina Jolie's comments in Vogue and why she responded the way she did?

Aniston sat down with Oprah today for an interview that will air on Thursday, Nov. 13. The two showbiz notables discussed Aniston's upcoming holiday film, 'Marley and Me,' but also addressed the issue of the two Vogue magazine stories -- first Jolie's; then Aniston's, which is on newsstands Nov. 18. It quotes Aniston as saying: "That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work [on 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'] every day? That was really uncool."

One of my favorite actress Jennifer Aniston. When questioned by Lady O as to why she said that, Aniston replied, "He asked me a question and I, basically, just answered it as honestly as I could."

As for her ex-hubby, Brad Pitt, the former "Friends" star took the high road, saying, "He's done some amazing things in the last couple of years. So I just think he's doing great."

As to the fact that 'Marley and Me' opens on Christmas Day, the same day as Pitt's 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,' she responds, "We all want our movie to do well. Can we have a tie?"

Aniston's love life has been the subject of much speculation with recent reports claiming she is involved again with John Mayer. Tune in to tomorrow's Oprah to get the scoop on that. What we can tell you that what Aniston says about her love life is: "I've been unbelievably lucky in love. It just might not look the way it's supposed to look at this point."

For more on the Aniston interview, as well as an Oprah sit down with Beyoncé, tune in to Thursday's Oprah. Good Luck Girl!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jayden James Health Update

The Doctors issue the condition of Britney Spears' son Jayden James.

According to a statement posted on, docs say the toddler had a negative reaction to "something he ingested." He is expected to be released tomorrow.

The full statement reads: "Jayden James Federline was admitted to the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 9th. Doctors concluded he had a reaction to something he ingested. He is expected to be discharged tomorrow."I hope he will recover soon.

Jayden James Health Update

The Doctors issue the condition of Britney Spears' son Jayden James.

According to a statement posted on, docs say the toddler had a negative reaction to "something he ingested." He is expected to be released tomorrow.

The full statement reads: "Jayden James Federline was admitted to the Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center on Sunday, November 9th. Doctors concluded he had a reaction to something he ingested. He is expected to be discharged tomorrow."I hope he will recover soon.

Joshua Miguel Christening

I was chosen as one of the godmother of this cute little fellow. He is the son of my long time friend and good neighbor. I was not able to witness this special occassion because of my schedule. Anyhow, I wish him good luck in his journey called life and I'm sure he will be a good citizen of this country and maybe someday, he will be a famous engineer.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pierce Brosnan: Obama Could Play James Bond

The Hunk and Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan shares why he thinks President-elect Barack Obama has what it takes to be a good 007.

"He's cool enough. He's definitely got the walk and the talk, yes," the actor told People magazine at the second annual Jane Goodall Institute Global Leadership Awards Celebration in Washington, D.C. "But I think he's going to make a greater president," Brosnan said, adding, "And Mr. Daniel Craig is a great Bond of his time."

Brosnan, 55, who has been filming the sequel to 'The Thomas Crown Affair,' also spoke about a possible female lead. "Charlize Theron is someone who I've always admired. I think she's someone who has acquitted herself grandly," Brosnan told People.

Brosnan and his wife Keely received the award for Responsible Activism in Media and Entertainment for their active support of Roots & Shoots, a global environmental youth program started by Goodall. He is very good in playing James Bond movies.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Madonna and Britney Together in Concert!

The first ever Britney and Madonna's L.A. concert Thursday night as the Material Mom gave Dodger Stadium an extra "sticky and sweet" treat: Britney Spears took the stage! But Madonna had a second huge musical surprise in store for the crowd, too!

Half way through Madonna's hit song "Human Nature," Britney made her way onto the stage for a jaw-dropping, joint performance -- where the two simultaneously sang, "We're not sorry -- It's human nature." After the duet, the pop princess made an outfit change and came back to watch the show!

If that surprise weren't enough, Madonna also shared the stage with pop sensation Justin Timberlake!

Madonna's children -- Lourdes, 12, and Rocco, 7 -- were brought out from the backstage area just ten minutes before the big performance kicked off to watch their mom rock the house. Also on hand for Madonna's big LA show were A-list star Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Kate Moss, Lucy Liu, and Hayden Panettiere!

Madonna and Britney famously took the stage together at the 2003 MTV VMAs. They are great!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Relationship With Angelina Jolie

The hot couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, taped an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Wednesday, where he gushed about lady love Angelina Jolie.

According to sources, Oprah told the A-lister that she thought his movie star mate is the love of his life and then asked whether this is the happiest he's been -- to which he responded "dare I say."

Brad's appearance airs November 18. Love both of them.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Will Smith and Steven Spielberg Together at Last?!

The best director ever Steven Spielberg. Are superstar filmmaker Steven Spielberg and box-office sensation Will Smith collaborating on a new project?

Variety reports that Spielberg and Smith are currently in early discussions to join forces for the very first time, on a remake of Chan Wook Park's 2003 drama 'Oldboy.'

The trade paper says if Spielberg is given the green light for the movie, the jack-of-all-trades Smith would be cast in the lead role as a man who avenges his mysterious kidnapping. Plans for the film have not been finalized as DreamWorks is trying to acquire the rights to the original film, and the new version would be distributed by Universal. I like their tag team.Good luck!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres 'Saddened' By Proposition Passing

My Idol and Talk-show host and comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is getting serious and expressing her disappointment for the passing of a California proposition!

DeGeneres says she is "saddened beyond belief" that California's Proposition 8 passed, a proposition that would ban same-sex marriages, says the Associated Press.

She told the AP Wednesday that although the nation took a huge step forward with the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president, "we took a giant step away" with the passing of Prop 8.

The comedienne, who reportedly contributed $100,000 to combat the proposition, married actress Portia de Rossi last August after a Supreme Court decision last May legalized same-sex marriages in California. I'm supporting same sex marriage. I believe there is nothing wrong when two people who are in love to get married.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama's Historic Victory Speech

My Bet for President and now the first ever African American President in United States of America Barack Obama spoke to an estimated 125,000 supporters at Chicago's Grant Park, giving an historic victory speech after being named the first African-American president-elect of the United States.

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America -- I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you -- we as a people will get there," a celebratory but sober Obama told the crowd.

Obama highlighted the historic nature of his win by telling the story of a 106-year-old African-American voter from Atlanta, Ann Nixon Cooper, who voted in the election after having lived through a time when she did not have the right to vote.

The president-elect appeared onstage with his wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7. He was also joined onstage by vice president –elect Joe Biden and his family.

In his speech, Obama thanked his wife, saying, "I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last sixteen years, the rock of our family and the love of my life, our nation's next First Lady, Michelle Obama."

He also thanked his daughters and his late grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, saying he could not have achieved such success without her. The president-elect also thanked former opponent John McCain for his unwavering service to the nation.

"He fought long and hard in this campaign, and he's fought even longer and harder for the country he loves," Obama said of McCain. "He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine, and we are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader." I hope he will fulfill his promises.

Me and TJ

I love hugging TJ. My day is not complete without him and Alex by my side. I'm very thankful that my uncle gave him to me. To you Tj. Be good always.

Vanity Fair Fires Back at Winslet Airbrush Claims

The ever dazzling hot and sexy Kate Winslet featured in the upcoming Vanity Fair have been airbrushed and now the magazine responds to those claims.

"Kate looks fabulous," Vanity Fair tells ET. "There was minimal retouching -- just the smoothing out of skin tone and blemishes. She didn't need anything more."

Click here to find out what Kate herself has to say about the accusations.She is very pretty.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I love pets. Every morning my pet Tj would wake me up. I always hug and greet him.

Barack Obama's Tears for His Grandmother

Maybe the next president, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who announced earlier today that his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had passed away, shed tears as he spoke of her tonight at a rally in Florida.

Obama spoke about his personal loss at a Charlotte, North Carolina rally Monday night, telling the crowd his grandmother "has gone home and she died peacefully in her sleep with my sister at her side."

"I'm not going to talk about it long because it's hard to talk about," an emotional Obama said. But he did tell the crowd his grandmother was "one of those quiet heroes we have across America, who aren't famous ... but each and every day they work hard. They look after their families. They look after their children and their grandchildren."

Obama's 86-year-old grandma died only two days before Tuesday's election, which will determine whether her grandson will be the next president of the United States. With my deepest sympathy!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Do you love flowers?

My mom has green thumb. No wonder she has beautiful garden. I have time yesterday to get pictures of it. As for me, I don't have green thumb. That's why you don't see me outside planting flowers. I'm just here facing the computer all day long. hehehehe!

Sarah Palin's New Message to Tina Fey

The ever beautiful Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin campaigned in Ohio today and she had a message for her "Saturday Night Live" impersonator, Tina Fey!

"And a little advice for Tina, we want her to make sure that she's holding on to that Sarah outfit because she's gonna need it in the next four years," Palin told the crowd.

She also praised John McCain's performance on "SNL," Fox News reports.

"Now speaking of great performances, did anyone catch John McCain last night on 'SNL' – 'Saturday Night Live'?" She continues, "He was such a pro in those skits there with Tina Fey." Good luck for the upcoming election.

Ryan Seacrest's Prayers For Jennifer Hudson

The very good host Ryan Seacrest.Days after Jennifer Hudson's family tragedy -- in which the actress lost her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew -- "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is reaching out to support his old friend.

"We're praying for her," Seacrest told People magazine. "I sent her an email to share my sorrow for what she went through and asked her if there was anything we could do."

Seacrest also addresses the tragedy itself, saying simply, "It's horrible."

Seacrest has watched Hudson grow from her early career as a barely known "American Idol" finalist to a history-making Oscar-winner. He tells the mag that he knows Hudson will pull through this trying time. "I know Jennifer and I always liked her spirit, her strength, her charm, her charisma. She's a strong and a special girl."

Seacrest also says that he isn't the only member of the "Idol" family whose thoughts are with Hudson. " I talked to Randy [Jackson] the other day about it," Seacrest says. "We're just thinking about her."I love his hosting talent.Keep it up Ryan!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I made this flower!

Yesterday, mom told me to arrange this flowers to be placed in my departed love ones in cemetery. I told her, mom I don't have talent in flower arrangements. She said, try your best. Well, that's the result! It's up to you readers to judge my accomplishment. hehehehe!