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Matt Hoekstra Dear friends, I am dropping out of school to join circus. I just really want to become a trapeze artiste in honor of my best friend, Dorris Wagner. I just love flying through the air, feeling like I can do anything at all. It's like I'm flying withou Read more ... t wings. Boy oh boy. I love Ruben Studdard. He is the most talented singer of all time. He is so much better than that DWEEB that he beat at American Idol season 2. What was his name again? Oh yes, Clay Aiken. Or as I call him, LAME Aiken. Haha. Haha. Good one, Brad... I mean Matt. OOPS. My identity is ruined. Love, Not An Uneventful Sunday Afternoon with Jonathan, Joe and Brad
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Hemang Kapadia HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DWIGHT DAVID YOAKAM - MY FILMY DUNIYA Dwight David Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter and actor, most famous for his country music. Active since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than twenty albums and compilations, and ha Read more ... s charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Early life Yoakam was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann, a key-punch operator, and David Yoakam, a gas-station owner. He was raised in Columbus, Ohio, growing up with his mother and stepfather, who had a white-collar job in the automotive industry. He graduated from Columbus' Northland High School on June 9, 1974. During his high school years, he excelled in both music and drama, regularly securing the lead role in school plays, such as "Charlie" in a stage version of Flowers for Algernon, honing his skills under the guidance of teacher-mentors Jerry McAfee (music) and Charles Lewis (drama). Outside of school, Yoakam sang and played guitar with local garage bands, and frequently entertained his friends and classmates as an amateur comedian, impersonating politicians and other celebrities, such as Richard Nixon, who, at that time, was heavily embroiled in the Watergate controversy. Yoakam briefly attended Ohio State University, but dropped out and moved to Nashville in the late 1970s with the intent of becoming a recording artist. Career When he began his career, Nashville was oriented toward pop "Urban Cowboy" music, and Yoakam's brand of Bakersfield Honky tonk music was not considered marketable. Not making much headway in Nashville, Yoakam moved to Los Angeles. Teaming up with lead guitarist and Producer Pete Anderson, Yoakam came to LA with the vision of bringing traditional, Honky Tonk or "Hillbilly" music (as he himself called it) forward into the 1980s. Yoakam wrote most of his songs himself, while Anderson had a hand in arranging the songs and shaping their direction. Pete grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where his family had moved North to find work in the Michigan auto factories, a similar move to Yoakam's family's migration North from Kentucky. In Detroit, Pete picked up Blues guitar, being influenced by local Blues guitarists like John Lee Hooker. You can hear Pete playing some Hooker-inspired licks on Yoakam's cover of "Honky Tonk Man", on his debut album. When Pete moved to Los Angeles, he had to pick up other styles of guitar playing in order to work, and he forged his Country style playing in local Country bands. Some of these bands lacked a Steel guitarist, and so he worked out one of his most distinctive techniques: imitating a pedal steel guitar on standard electric guitar. Pete has tremendous skill and technique, rarely over-plays, and has added quite a bit to the unique, hard-hitting Country/Honky-Tonk sound Yoakam featured on most of his albums. Pete has always produced records for other artists, and recently left Yoakam's band to focus full-time on producing. Continuing to perform mostly outside traditional country music channels, Yoakam did many shows in Rock and Punk clubs around Los Angeles, playing with roots rock or punk rock acts like The Blasters (Yoakam scored a small hit with his version of their song "Long White Cadillac"), Los Lobos, and X. This helped him diversify his audience well beyond the typical Country music fans; at many of his shows you would see mohawked and leather-clad Punks alongside Rock & Rollers, as well as the typical cowboy-shirt wearing Country crowd. Yoakam's recording debut was on the independent album A Town South of Bakersfield, which was a collection of "New Country" artists who were based in Los Angeles, California, and was planned and produced by Pete Anderson in 1984. He released an E.P. on independent label Oak Records; this was later re-released, with several additional tracks, as his major-label debut LP, 1986's Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.. It instantly launched his career. "Honky Tonk Man," a remake of the Johnny Horton song, and "Guitars, Cadillacs" were hit singles. The follow-up LP, Hillbilly Deluxe, was just as successful. His third LP, Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room, included his first #1, a duet with his musical idol, Buck Owens, on "Streets of Bakersfield". 1990's If There Was a Way was another best-seller. Yoakam's song "Readin', Rightin', Route 23" pays tribute to his childhood move from Kentucky, and is titled after a local expression describing the route that rural Kentuckians took to take to find a job outside of the coal mines. (U.S. Route 23 runs north from Kentucky through Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and through the automotive centers of Michigan.) Rather than the standard line that their Elementary schools taught "the three Rs" of "Readin', 'Ritin', and 'Rithmetic", Kentuckians used to say that the three Rs they learned were "Readin', 'Ritin, and Route 23 North"! Yoakam has also taken some acting roles, most notably as the abusive alcoholic Doyle Hargraves in Sling Blade, (1996) and as a sociopathic killer in Panic Room (2002). He has also appeared in Southern California live theater, combining his acting talents with the talents of director Peter Fonda. More recently, he appeared in a cameo role as the doctor for Chev Chelios in Crank, and is set to reprise that role in Crank_2:_High_Voltage. Dwight also had a small cameo role in the 2005 comedy movie Wedding Crashers. In 2008, Dwight played Pastor Phil in Four Christmases starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon. Having diverged from pop-icon status in country-western fare, Yoakam is today more likely to be identified as having an older, more traditional style. At one point, Johnny Cash cited Yoakam as his favorite country singer. But along with his bluegrass and honky-tonk roots, Yoakam has written or covered many Elvis Presley-style rockabilly songs, including his popular covers of Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in 1999 and Presley's "Suspicious Minds" in 1992. He recorded a cover of the Clash's "Train in Vain" in 1997, as well as Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me". Yoakam has never been associated only with Country music; on many early tours, he played with Hardcore Punk bands like Hüsker Dü, and, as noted above, played many shows around Los Angeles with Roots/Punk/Rock & Roll acts. His middle-period-to-later records saw him branching out to different styles, covering Rock & Roll, Punk, 1960's, Blues-based "Boogie" like ZZ Top, and writing more adventurous songs like the almost cinematic "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere". In 2003, he provided background vocals on Warren Zevon's last album The Wind. In the last few years, along with acting, Yoakam has continued as a musician; released dwightyoakamacoustic.net, a record featuring solo acoustic versions of many of his hits; left his major label; and started his own label. His latest album of all-new tracks is 2005's Blame the Vain, on New West Records. Yoakam will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Yoakam also released an album dedicated to Buck Owens, Dwight Sings Buck, on October 23, 2007. On November 7, 2007, the CMA presented Yoakam the International Artist Achievement Award. Country Music, a 2008 poetry collection by Allen Hoey, mentions Yoakam directly in several poems, uses titles of a couple of Yoakam's songs as titles of poems, and dedicates one poem to Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam currently resides in Southern California, but still maintains close ties with his family in the Columbus area. Yoakam's a food brand, called Bakersfield Biscuits, sells frozen foods at retailers such as Wal-Mart Stuperstores, Walgreens, Sam's Club, Kroger, etc.
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Patrick Simeon american idol?
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Sheri Halal
'American Idol' Contestant Joanne Borgella Dies at 32
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Former "American Idol" contestant and model Joanne Borgella died over the weekend after battling cancer. She was 32.
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Marty Campbell Will Rogers once said the United States was the only nation in history to go to the poorhouse in an automobile. The wisdom in that statement was very appropriate for the time in which he issued the observation. The United States was gripped in the Read more ... Great Depression, yet it had been living out the roaring twenties just months before. Will Rogers, however, had a more pragmatic view on the nation’s state of affairs. I believe his view was bred into him on the plains of Oklahoma where he was raised. Will Rogers was a cowboy. Raised on a ranch in Oklahoma, Will Rogers roped anything and everything. In a day and age before rodeo was really in full steam, he took his roping abilities to the Wild West Shows. His role as the Cherokee Kid took him around the world and opened the door for even more show business opportunities. However, through it all, Rogers remained true to his cowboy roots, not only as a roper but as a humorist, as well. As his days in the Wild West Shows transitioned to a vaudeville career, Rogers began to share his ponderings on the world’s state of affairs. As he would spin his ropes on stage, he would muse over items like the nation’s “joke factory,” better known as Congress. When he joined the Ziegfeld Follies in 1917, he began taking his newspaper into his dressing room and writing down some humorous retorts to all of the nonsense in the world. His musings always came from a ranch kid who hailed from the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, a kind of humor that truly won his audiences over. Although Will Rogers’ life was cut short in a plane crash, he had made his mark by sharing his wisdom with people all over the world—literally. He had written more than 4,000 newspaper columns, starred in many movies, and performed on stages in front of Presidents, Kings and Queens. As a matter of fact, he was personal friends with both Franklin Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge. When he was reburied at a memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma, Roosevelt was the one who dedicated the site. But it was his cowboy thoughts on life that endeared him to the American people. In a time when politics were as Byzantine as the IRS tax code, Will Rogers seemed to always have the simplest solutions. His simplicity, however country it was, always made sense. He was actually run for the Presidency of the U.S. by Life Magazine. He placed but not in the front of the pack. I think we could use that type of wisdom more often. Baxter Black sang George W. Bush’s praises because he was a President who would go clear brush on his Texas ranch. I think Will Rogers had him by a mile. The point is that the willingness to get out and work on the land gives a guy a little bit of a reality check. It kind of changes one’s priorities from frivolous items to things that will matter decades from now. That’s just the cowboy way. We know that if we leave the cattle in one place too long, we’ll pay for it, next year and the year after that with weed problems. We know that if we spend all the money we make on these unbelievably great markets, we’ll get blindsided when things go back to normal. Cowboy wisdom thinks way past creature comforts for humans and places more emphasis on creature comforts for critters. It’s selfless, it’s humble, and it’s the attitude we need. When Will Rogers said we’d be the first nation in the history of the world to go the poorhouse, he was completely unaware that we’d eventually make it a more comfortable poorhouse by bringing our cell phones and flat screen t.v.’s with us. We’ll trade our well-being for a piece of plastic. We’ll trade our freedom for a ball game. The Roman emperors called it bread and circuses. We call it cool. The fact of the matter is we do that in our lives in ways that truly cause us to die. We hang onto meaningless things and totally ignore God. We argue over petty nonsense, but we don’t help our starving neighbors. We chase mammon like it’s oxygen, and we ignore the early church’s example of selling all of their possessions and giving to those in need. We drive our automobiles right to the poorhouse. In Exodus 20:3, God says with no uncertainty, "You shall have no other gods before me.” Yet we hang onto idols that give nothing back but complication, distraction, and waste. We can’t leave the house without our cell phone while our Bible sits collecting dust on a shelf. We check our Facebook status before we pray. We drive our automobiles straight to the poorhouse. I wonder what Will Rogers would say, today.
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Jones Piersaint I remember every second of those warm and wonderful moments. Thanks Joanne.
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Liza Cheng
Carrie Underwood’s ‘So Small’ Music Video
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Watch the incredibly talented Carrie Underwood in this poignant music video that reminds us of just how fragile we are.
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Barry Gibb - American Idol Coach - Season Six
This is for the ones who don't know the music that made Barry Gibb one of the greatest singers and songwriters of all-time. What you'll hear is the voice of ...
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Julie Harrison
'American Idol's' Scott MacIntyre hoping for new kidney in 6 months
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The singer, 29, was diagnosed with kidney failure as a teen and had a transplant at 22.
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Anna Villarreal
Tim Mcgraw & Scotty McCreery - Live Like You Were Dying [American Idol] (WATCH)
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He said I was in my early 40's, with a lot of life before me, and a moment came that stopped me on a dime...
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Shelley Resnick Go to bed already Kiddos......... See ya all 2morrow.... PEACE OUT.........
In The Midnight Hour - Phillip Phillips (American Idol Performance)
Phillip Phillips performs "In The Midnight Hour" during top 7.
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Patrick Solomonian "Adorkable" is a new dictionary word. You know, like a cute dork. Why is this a new word in the dictionary? Because over the last two decades, America has become so fu**ing dumbed down by "pop-culture" bs that this nitwit milestone is the inevital Read more ... be result. Where once we had news, we now have "15 Geeky Dog Costumes ". Where once we had Three's Company and Cheers, we now have the kartrashians and reality shows. Where we once had Jimi Hendrix, we now have Kanye West. Where we once had musical artists, we now have American Idol alum and so forth. This vomit in the mouth bs needs to stop!! So much has been taken from us and we remain asleep at the wheel while our cultural heritage is decimated by the artistic equivalent of "cheese" sprayed out of a can. But don't worry, not all hope is lost, MR. WHITE IS ON THE CASE!!
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Hemang Kapadia HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SAM RAIMI - MY FILMY DUNIYA Samuel Marshall "Sam" Raimi is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror films like the Evil Dead series and Drag Me To Hell as well as the blockbu Read more ... ster Spider-Man films. Early life Raimi, the fourth of five children, was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and grew up in Birmingham, Michigan. He is the son of Celia Barbara (née Abrams), who owned lingerie shops, and Leonard Ronald Raimi, who owned home furnishing stores. Raimi was raised in Conservative Judaism; his ancestors immigrated from Russia and Hungary. Raimi's eldest sibling, Sander, died in a swimming accident in 1968 at age fifteen. His elder brother, Ivan Raimi, is an emergency room doctor and screenwriter who sometimes collaborates with Sam. His brother, Ted Raimi, is an actor and played J. Jonah Jameson's assistant Hoffman in all three Spider-Man movies. His older sister, Andrea Raimi Rubin, is a stenographer and is not involved in the film industry. Raimi attended Wylie E. Groves High School, and Michigan State University and majored in English, leaving after three semesters to film The Evil Dead. Film Raimi became fascinated with making films when his father brought a movie camera home one day and he began to make Super 8 movies with childhood friend Bruce Campbell. In college, he teamed up with his brother's roommate Robert Tapert and Campbell to shoot Within the Woods (1978), a 32-minute horror film which raised $350,000, as well as the short comedic film It's Murder!. Through family, friends, and a network of investors Raimi was able to finance production of the highly successful horror film The Evil Dead (1981) which became a cult hit and effectively launched Raimi's career. He began work on his second film Crimewave (1985), intended as a live-action comic book—the film was not successful, due in part to unwanted studio intervention. Raimi returned to the horror genre with the seminal Evil Dead II (which toned down the savageness of the original in favour of slapstick, showcasing his love of the Three Stooges). A long-time comic book buff, he attempted to adapt "The Shadow" into a movie, but was unable to secure the rights, so he created his own super-hero, Darkman (1990). The film was his first major studio picture, and was only moderately successful, but he was still able to secure funding for Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness, which turned away almost totally from horror in favor of fantasy and comedy elements. In the 1990s Raimi moved into other genres, directing such films as the western The Quick and the Dead, the critically-acclaimed crime thriller A Simple Plan (1998) (starring Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton), and the romantic drama For Love of the Game (1999) (starring Kevin Costner). Raimi achieved great critical and commercial success with the blockbuster Spider-Man (2002), which was adapted from the comic book series of the same name. The movie has grossed over $800 million worldwide, spawning two sequels: Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, both directed by Raimi and both grossing roughly $800 million each. After the completion of the third Spider-Man film, Raimi is slated to direct a film adaptation of The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. Prior to directing the Spider-Man films, Raimi lobbied to direct Batman Forever when Tim Burton was ousted from the director's chair, but was rejected in favor of Joel Schumacher, whose reputation at the time outshone Raimi's. Raimi frequently collaborates with Joel and Ethan Coen, beginning when Joel was one of the editors of Evil Dead. The Coens co-wrote Crimewave and The Hudsucker Proxy with Raimi in the mid-1980s (though Hudsucker was not filmed for almost a decade). Raimi made cameo appearances in Miller's Crossing, The Hudsucker Proxy, as well as with Joel Coen in Spies Like Us. The Coen brothers gave Raimi advice on shooting in snow for A Simple Plan, based on their experiences with Fargo. He has also worked in front of the camera with Miller's Crossing as a coldblooded gunman, The Stand as a dimwitted hitman, John Carpenter's Body Bags in an unusual role as a gas station attendant (all three roles saw Raimi dying in distinct ways), and Indian Summer in what is perhaps his biggest role as a bumbling assistant to Alan Arkin. The film was written by his childhood friend writer-director Mike Binder and shot at the camp that they both attended when they were younger. He also produced The Grudge, The Grudge 2 and The Grudge 3. According to Entertainment Weekly, Raimi had expressed an interest in directing a film version of The Hobbit, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 2008, Guillermo del Toro was selected as the director, with Peter Jackson as the executive producer. Raimi may direct By Any Means Necessary, the next film based on the "Jack Ryan" CIA character created by Tom Clancy. Disney also approched him to direct W.I.T.C.H.: The Movie, based on the popular same-name comic. Blizzard Entertainment announced on July 22, 2009 that Sam Raimi will be directing a film based on the Warcraft universe. On 23 September 2009 he became the producer for the British supernatural thriller "Refuge" which is directed by Corin Hardy and published by Mandate Pictures. He will produce the Remake of the Danish thriller The Substitute which will be directed by Scott Dickerson under his new Label Spooky Pictures. Television In addition to film, Raimi has worked in television, producing such series as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin off Xena: Warrior Princess, both featuring his younger brother Ted Raimi and long-time friend Bruce Campbell, American Gothic, Cleopatra 2525, M.A.N.T.I.S., and Jack of All Trades. In 2008, it was announced at Comic-Con in San Diego that Raimi would be executive producing a new syndicated TV series called Legend of the Seeker, based on Terry Goodkind's best-selling The Sword of Truth fantasy series. Recurring trademarks, motifs, and partners In his film and television projects, Raimi's brother Ted Raimi and his friend Bruce Campbell often appear in on-screen roles, though these appearances are often just short cameos. The trio have been working together since their college days. Both Ted and Bruce have appeared in all three Evil Dead and Spider-Man movies, as well as Hercules: the Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, which Sam produced. In the Dead films, Campbell plays the recurring star role of Ash, while Ted played various small parts every time. In the Spider Man films, however, Ted plays Daily Bugle advertising manager Ted Hoffman, while Campbell has played different roles every time. In Hercules and Xena, Ted and Bruce played the recurring roles of Joxer and Autolycus. Raimi occasionally appears on-screen in his own movies, usually in similar fashion to the cameos made by his idol Alfred Hitchcock: A silhouette behind a projection screen (Spider-Man, in the wrestling scene), a passer-by with some kind of physical interaction with the film's protagonist (Spider-Man 2, as the student whose bookbag hits Peter Parker in the back of the head), a hitchhiker in The Evil Dead. Raimi also wears a suit with white shirt and tie on-set in another homage to Hitchcock. An adept fan will also notice Raimi's recurring usage of soda crackers as a back prop. Raimi often works with film editor Bob Murawski, a fellow Michigan State University alumnus; among Raimi's films edited by Murawski include the Spider-Man movies, The Gift, and Army of Darkness. He also frequently collaborates with composer Joseph LoDuca, another acquaintance from Michigan who has provided to scores to most of his films. Raimi has included a 1973 yellow Oldsmobile Delta 88 automobile (nicknamed "The Classic") in every film including The Quick and the Dead ("Somewhere...somewhere hidden. Only I know. I'll never tell"). Bruce Campbell, at Comic-con 2005, advised that a special covered wagon frame had covered the vehicle to maintain the motif of the film. The yellow Oldsmobile also appeared in Drag Me to Hell, driven by the elderly gypsy woman. A bottle of Maker's Mark also appears regularly in his movies. Other Raimi screen-framing trademarks include: A distinctive camera shot where the camera follows a moving object (such as an arrow or a projectile weapon) at high speeds creating a first-person point of view from the object itself; A rapid dolly zoom to bring a far-off object suddenly into the center of the shot or to pull back from the main focal object to show what is happening around the perimeter (sometimes called "push-pull"); Montage sequences with overlapping close-up shots to establish a set of similar actions over elapsing time. In the Making The Amazing documentary on the Spider-Man 2 DVD, both Tobey Maguire and Bruce Campbell jokingly describe Raimi's penchant for "abusing" actors: In order to get realistic closeups of a character getting hit by debris, Raimi usually stands just off-camera throwing items, swinging tree branches, etc., at the actor who is at the center of the shot. Scenes from the documentary show that Raimi is the one throwing popcorn at Peter Parker during the walk to the wrestling ring in Spider-Man and tossing gold coins around during the bank robbery scene in Spider-Man 2. This technique was parodied by Spider-Man actor James Franco in his Funny or Die series, Acting with James Franco, Episode 2: "Green Screen". Raimi also often has a voiceover from a principal character at the end of his films such as Darkman, Army of Darkness, and all the Spiderman films. Personal life Raimi has been married since 1993 to Gillian Dania Greene, daughter of actor Lorne Greene. They have five children. Three of the Raimis' children (daughter Emma Rose and sons Lorne and Henry) appeared as extras in Drag Me to Hell and Spider-Man 3 during the movie's climactic final battle. On occasion, Raimi collaborates with his elder brother Ivan, a doctor and occasional scriptwriter. Together, they co-wrote the screenplays for Drag Me to Hell, Darkman and Army of Darkness and fleshed out most of the plot for Spider-Man 3. Ivan also contributed to story and script development for the three Spider-Man films. He has claimed his three favourite films to be The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Big Lebowski and Psycho.
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Stella Moore Next American Idols!
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Locksley Newton do you remember this American idol winner
Ruben Studdard- I Need an Angel
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Roy Cabuenas Batutay
Fuckin Sweet Nicknames
The 8th Wonder of the World (Andre the Giant) The 9th Wonder of the World (Chyna) El 1000% Guapo (Handsome), El Rudo del Milenio (The Rudo of the Millenium), El Hombre Eléctrico (The Electric Man) (
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Roy Cabuenas Batutay
Fuckin Sweet Nicknames
The 8th Wonder of the World (Andre the Giant) The 9th Wonder of the World (Chyna) El 1000% Guapo (Handsome), El Rudo del Milenio (The Rudo of the Millenium), El Hombre Eléctrico (The Electric Man) (
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Mark Lewis
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Toronto - October 22, 2014: Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) condemns the horrific terror attacks against Canada and the murder of Canadian soldiers today and earlier this week. "These attacks were calculated assaults Read more ... on the proud symbols of Canadian freedom and democracy. Striking terror at the seat of our federal legislature and at the national war memorial, which honours those who died to preserve our values and way of life, is nothing less than a statement of war," said FSWC President and CEO Avi Benlolo. "Guns have been fired on Parliament Hill and our way of life has been irrevocably changed. I hope this incident helps Canadians realize the depth of the very real threat posed to all citizens, and that both government officials and private individuals are shaken out of their complacency, and proper measures are taken to ensure no more Canadians lose their lives to terror." FSWC remains concerned about the issue of homegrown terror. In particular, the growth of radicalism on university campuses should be examined more attentively by authorities; events like Al Quds Day on the grounds of Queens Park, and extremist groups and unions that continue to rally their constituents against western democratic values, should be closely examined. Finally, there is a critical need for greater education in good citizenship, tolerance and human rights, an area FSWC is deeply committed to promoting. FSWC sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the soldiers lost to terrorist killings, and offers praise to House of Commons security personnel, who reacted with courage and valour in the face of the Parliament Hill attack. Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) is a leading Canadian non-profit human rights foundation directly representing over 30,000 members. FSWC is committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and educational programs including workshops, Freedom Day, Spirit of Hope Benefit, Speakers Idol, Tools for Tolerance and its widely acclaimed new Tour for Humanity. FSWC is affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization headquartered in Los Angeles, which has won two Academy Awards, has built two Museums of Tolerance (with a third being built in Jerusalem) and is an NGO at the United Nations, UNESCO, OAS, OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament. Visit us at www.fswc.ca
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John Flack
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Plus size model and ‘American Idol’ alum Joanne Borgella has passed away at the age of 32 after an intense battle with a rare form of cancer. More here: http://newsone.com/3063893/joanne-borgella-plus-size-model-american-idol-passes-away-at-32/ Read more ... — with Olori Smith Akins and 3 others.
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Matt Doran Lucky 22 never fails had a great night at work got a cupcake everyone had fun met the guy who films American idol and great news about my future- stay positive and work hard and anything can happen. Goodnight world.
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We got American Idol Singer Nickie Young performing a 90's song at the 90s baby party NOV.15TH!! This will be a party you don't wanna miss!! We bout to turn Mad frog up!! VIP TICKETS ARE ONLY $15 RIGHT NOW! NO WAIT LINE AND YOU CAN GO DOWN STAIRS WH Read more ... ERE THE DANCERS WILL BE! #IMA90SBABY
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Christie Carter American Idol and The Voice winners visiting Carter Vintage Guitars. This was fun!
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What fun! American Idol and The Voice winners at CVG. We had the 2014 American Idol winner, Caleb Jonson and the 2013 3rd place winner from The Voice and Arista Nashville artist, Zach Swon of the Swon Brothers in the shop. They swapped a few stories Read more ... and had a great time. Caleb Johnson is related to Nashville's bluegrass monster Bryan Sutton.
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Joseph Hodges
American Idol finalists sing 'Shout To The Lord,' making the audience rise up in glory.
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Backed by a full gospel choir, the American Idol finalists perform a powerful rendition of "Shout To The Lord" on national television in front of millions. The crowd was brought to their feet and God’s name was praised. What a blessing to see!
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Cyntzcia Camilien
American Idol Contestant & Plus Size Model Joanne Borgella Dies At 32
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American Idol contestant, plus size model and designer Joanne Borgella died Friday evening from a rare form of cancer, according to several of her colleagues and close friends. In addition to appearing on the NUVOtv hit Curvy Girls, Borgella enjoyed Read more ... a career as a successful plus size model and ...
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Chris Wiggins
West Africa's Finest Soldiers!
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Broken Horn Ranch Ministries Will Rogers once said the United States was the only nation in history to go to the poorhouse in an automobile. The wisdom in that statement was very appropriate for the time in which he issued the observation. The United States was gripped in the Read more ... Great Depression, yet it had been living out the roaring twenties just months before. Will Rogers, however, had a more pragmatic view on the nation’s state of affairs. I believe his view was bred into him on the plains of Oklahoma where he was raised. Will Rogers was a cowboy. Raised on a ranch in Oklahoma, Will Rogers roped anything and everything. In a day and age before rodeo was really in full steam, he took his roping abilities to the Wild West Shows. His role as the Cherokee Kid took him around the world and opened the door for even more show business opportunities. However, through it all, Rogers remained true to his cowboy roots, not only as a roper but as a humorist, as well. As his days in the Wild West Shows transitioned to a vaudeville career, Rogers began to share his ponderings on the world’s state of affairs. As he would spin his ropes on stage, he would muse over items like the nation’s “joke factory,” better known as Congress. When he joined the Ziegfeld Follies in 1917, he began taking his newspaper into his dressing room and writing down some humorous retorts to all of the nonsense in the world. His musings always came from a ranch kid who hailed from the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, a kind of humor that truly won his audiences over. Although Will Rogers’ life was cut short in a plane crash, he had made his mark by sharing his wisdom with people all over the world—literally. He had written more than 4,000 newspaper columns, starred in many movies, and performed on stages in front of Presidents, Kings and Queens. As a matter of fact, he was personal friends with both Franklin Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge. When he was reburied at a memorial in Claremore, Oklahoma, Roosevelt was the one who dedicated the site. But it was his cowboy thoughts on life that endeared him to the American people. In a time when politics were as Byzantine as the IRS tax code, Will Rogers seemed to always have the simplest solutions. His simplicity, however country it was, always made sense. He was actually run for the Presidency of the U.S. by Life Magazine. He placed but not in the front of the pack. I think we could use that type of wisdom more often. Baxter Black sang George W. Bush’s praises because he was a President who would go clear brush on his Texas ranch. I think Will Rogers had him by a mile. The point is that the willingness to get out and work on the land gives a guy a little bit of a reality check. It kind of changes one’s priorities from frivolous items to things that will matter decades from now. That’s just the cowboy way. We know that if we leave the cattle in one place too long, we’ll pay for it, next year and the year after that with weed problems. We know that if we spend all the money we make on these unbelievably great markets, we’ll get blindsided when things go back to normal. Cowboy wisdom thinks way past creature comforts for humans and places more emphasis on creature comforts for critters. It’s selfless, it’s humble, and it’s the attitude we need. When Will Rogers said we’d be the first nation in the history of the world to go the poorhouse, he was completely unaware that we’d eventually make it a more comfortable poorhouse by bringing our cell phones and flat screen t.v.’s with us. We’ll trade our well-being for a piece of plastic. We’ll trade our freedom for a ball game. The Roman emperors called it bread and circuses. We call it cool. The fact of the matter is we do that in our lives in ways that truly cause us to die. We hang onto meaningless things and totally ignore God. We argue over petty nonsense, but we don’t help our starving neighbors. We chase mammon like it’s oxygen, and we ignore the early church’s example of selling all of their possessions and giving to those in need. We drive our automobiles right to the poorhouse. In Exodus 20:3, God says with no uncertainty, "You shall have no other gods before me.” Yet we hang onto idols that give nothing back but complication, distraction, and waste. We can’t leave the house without our cell phone while our Bible sits collecting dust on a shelf. We check our Facebook status before we pray. We drive our automobiles straight to the poorhouse. I wonder what Will Rogers would say, today.
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Casey Van Ommering
Christianese
It's easy to be a Christian in America.  Say a prayer, sign a card, go to the front at the altar, and you're good to go.  Now just go to church every Sunday and live your life.  Half hearted devotion is better than no devotion we think but somet Read more ... imes our lives aren't too different from the people around us.  It's pretty easy for me to be comfortable as an American Christian but I want more than that.  I hope you do too.  I'm fluent in two languages: English and Christianese You say that's not a language but let me elaborate please I learned from the example of others how to speak like a Christian Always speak like you're joyful, successful at your mission Concerned with other people's thoughts of our reputation Trying to control people's thoughts of us, false leading information Acting like we got it altogether and God and us are good We always start our prayers off being thankful for the food But for how many of us is that all we say? We only go to God before our food when we pray We seem so on fire for God in our worship service But how many of us dig deep in the trenches of service? It's easy to be caught in the moment like everyone else But what happens when you have to choose between you and somebody else? We all lead people on to think we love God and nothing's wrong But we got all kinds of sin and hurts in our lives we've buried for so long Plenty of people show up Sunday to hear the pastor preach But get wasted, commit adultery, or self medicate during the week  Now I'm not saying we need to clean up their lives to go to church Jesus loved the least of them and was the answer to their search I'm calling the people out including myself who have a spiritual pedigree We've been in the church long enough to be called doctor, church degree Knowing all the answers and being better than everyone else  All the while we leave our Bibles on the shelf  And if we do read the bibles, it's to hold it over other people To show off we got the answers to friends of the steeple Everybody wants to complement and praise people for a good job Nobody wants to yell repent and talk about how the devils robs Our hearts with these false idols and distractions we put our faith in We called Jesus our Lord and Saviour but He's not really reigning The deepest parts of our life because we don't trust him that much The Word applies to people back in the day but now it's out of touch So we're content to smile on for the brothers and sisters on Sunday But go back to lives we truly want to live on Monday   Is anybody else tired of this half hearted devotion called Christianity? We got a lot of Christians in America but not a lot of action, insanity We sell it cheap here because we got so much to compete with Nobody wants to hear about the commitment, trial, and the width Of His wrath.  He's infinitely loving but he is also infinitely just Sin requires a big payment so evangelism is a must But that's just so awkward so we don't talk about it  Don't talk about controversial issues because we are doubting People will stick around if they get offended so we replace conviction With pleasing people, giving them what they want, sad condition Is anybody going to stand up to say what needs to be said? I'm tired of these shallow messages, how little of the Bible is read All the while I'm calling us out, I got to call myself out Because I need to represent the change I'm talking bout I can't be content to lie like I like someone and call it love When I really don't care about them, can't do it without God above I can't be content to be arrogant about my spiritual pedigree Got to ask for humility, think more of others and less of me I can't be content to be afraid to say what needs to be said Got to speak up in the crowd what You teach and I've read I can't be content to ignore to cries of the desperate for comfort Got to force myself to be uncomfortable to give them support I can't be content to live a double life where I really want the world Got to ask God give me desire for Him and His Word I can't be content base my choices based off what people say I got to go to your Word, godly people, and pray I can't be content to give up when times get hard I got go to trust you and hold when you seem far God I know I got a lot that needs to change in me I know my problems but I'm helpless, will you change it please? Help me to be fluent in two languages: English and love Pour your Holy Spirit on me like you did to Jesus as a dove I want more than a halfhearted life of devotion I want more than just going through the motions
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Syd Sylvan Today a theater group named "Swapnodol" in Dhaka is going to perform "Spartacus", was a leader of the major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. This performance has been already dedicated to garment workers who had been murdered by the governm Read more ... ent. I was thinking, Spartans are idol of national-socialist american people and we have already seen american democracy then what will this ideology bring to national-socialist bangladeshi people who are being slaves for thousand years even before 3000-4000 BC? (!!!) I used to think at least secular artists got some brains but in fact ideologists, whoever they are, do not use their brains, they just follow.
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