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Current TV host and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gave a spirited speech on President Obama’s support for the auto industry at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
"In Romney's world, the cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft," Granholm exclaimed.
Get more Granholm weeknights on"The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," only on Current TV Current TV host and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm gave a spirited speech on... more
India's most expensive movie yields most astonishingly violent and demented action-scene in cinematic history.
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David Drebin Shows in Stolkholm Museum
Sep 13th, 2010
Guy Hepner proudly announces the showing of a selection of fashion photography by David Drebin in a Stolkholm museums' fall exhibition.
When an exclusive European museum decides to open an exhibit spanning the history and development of fashion photography through the years, the presence of certain photographer's work becomes indispensible in order to fully represent the genre. David Drebin is one of those photographers.Below is Drebin's work entitled, "Over the Top," which is part of the fall show.
Fotografiska Museet, an important museum in Stolkhom, Sweden devoted to the representation and exhibition of contemporary photography, anticipates the opening of its exhibition enititled 'Fashion!' on September 24th. The show will run through January 2nd of next year, and has selected only 50 of the world's most renowned fashion photographers to form a compilation of 200 hundred photographs.
The exhibition is said to the be one of the most comprehensive exhibitions in Europe to date, stacked with the biggest names in fashion photography over the past century. Including artists from Man Ray, to Tina Berning and Esther Haase, each photographer and piece represented is vital to the accurate depiction of such a broadly spanned genre.
In such a concentrated and exclusive exhibiton, it is no surprise that both David Drebin and Russell James, two artists proudly represented by Guy Hepner, will be on view in the 'Fashion!' exhibition. Drebin's piece "Over the Top" is part of his newly released collection, 'Self Indulgence.' Below is the work, "Waiting for the Call," part of the collection now on view at Guy Hepner.
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Whether it's his pathetic singing in "Rhinestone" or arm-wrestinling his way to victory in "Over the Top," Sylvester Stallone has been in as many terrible films as pop culture classics. Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox have picked out the five worst movies in Stallone's career.
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For more from the Rotten Tomatoes Show: http://rottentomatoesshow.comWhether it's his pathetic singing in "Rhinestone" or arm-wrestinling... more
Bringing Harsh Law and Discipline,....to the Garage Apparently
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I was flying up the side of the world's tallest building in a small steel cage and made the mistake of peering down.
There, below me, was Dubai. Only it was disappearing fast. Very, very fast. So fast, in fact, that I began to feel distinctly nauseous.
I've worked in Canary Wharf, so I know about heights. But nothing quite prepares you for the Burj Dubai, an astonishing needle-like edifice that reaches, almost literally, to the stars.
Piers Morgan in Dubai
It is already 2,559ft high, thus dwarfing the previous highest buildings - the KVLY-TV mast in North Dakota (2,060ft) and the Taipei 101 in Taiwan (1,667ft). And to give you some idea of scale, Canary Wharf is 'just' 800ft tall.
But here's the scary thing: the Burj Dubai is still growing and nobody is saying just how big it will be when construction, being carried out by a vast army of 8,500 workers, finally stops in September.
The Burj Dubai - which, incidentally, will have the world's fastest elevator, going up and down at 59ft per second - is the perfect illustration of what Dubai is all about. It's bigger, sleeker, glitzier and more imposing than anything else like it on Earth.
To put that timescale in perspective, it took 2,000 years to build London, 200 years to build New York and just 20 years to build Dubai.
Everything about it is jaw-dropping.
Next to the Burj Dubai lies the new £15billion Dubai Mall. It is the biggest shopping mall in the world, four times the size of the new Westfield Centre in London. Sprawling out over 12million sq ft - equivalent in size to 50 football pitches - it sells just about everything you could possibly want to buy.
As I wandered around its 1,200 shops, including Hamleys, Harvey Nichols, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, I chuckled at the sheer mind-boggling excessiveness of it all.
The Dubai Mall also includes the world's biggest gold souk, with 220 retailers; an 850,000 sq ft Fashion Catwalk Atrium; a 22-screen Cineplex; an 80,000 sq ft children's entertainment centre called KidZania; and 160 food outlets. There are 14,000 parking spaces, a 250-room luxury Armani hotel, a SEGA theme park, an aquarium and an ice rink.
To try to come to terms with what I had seen, I lunched at the famous sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, reputed to be (naturally) the best in the world. Suites cost up to £14,000 a night, but even the smallest are so opulent that they have their own spa and butler, and occupants get use of one of the hotel's 16 courtesy white Rolls-Royces.
I toured one of the larger suites - a gold-encrusted, marble-floored mini-mansion. It had a fully stocked bar, sunken Jacuzzis, an office with all the latest high-tech gadgetry, giant plasma TVs, mirror-roofed four-poster beds (I particularly liked those as they would enable me to go to bed staring at myself) and stunning views of the city.
In the hotel bar I was offered 'the world's most expensive cocktail', based around a rare 55-year-old Macallan single malt whisky. It costs more than £5,000 but eight have been bought in the past year.
And in an effort to 'fit in', I departed from the Burj Al Arab in a helicopter, which took off from the hotel's own helipad.
If you think that's over the top, then think again. I spent one bizarre morning examining plans for Dubailand, the self-styled 'world's greatest theme park'. Not for the first time in Dubai, the claim seems justified.
It is being built on a 107-square mile plot of land that is bigger than Birmingham.
When finished it will include lifesize replicas of the Taj Mahal, Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, and a version of the Las Vegas strip that will be four times as big as the real thing.I was flying up the side of the world's tallest building in a small steel cage... more
Once he assumes office, President-elect Barack Obama will face a severe “trial by fire” over whether to fire U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald and other U.S. attorneys, following Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest Tuesday for allegedly offering to sell Obama’s vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder.
Ordinarily, legal and political experts say, an incoming president has broad authority to change both the Cabinet and the U.S. attorneys who serve at his request. But with unanswered questions swirling over the degree of interaction Obama's team has had with Blagojevich, and the alarming level of Illinois corruption exposed by the probe, any move to fire Fitzgerald would be highly controversial as a possible conflict of interest.
“There are enough connections between the worlds of Blagojevich and Obama that the whole thing has the potential to grow beyond a colorful Chicago tale of corruption to entangle members of the presidential transition team, to test Obama’s carefully cultivated reformist image, and to distract the president-elect just as he is preparing to take office,” Time.com reported Wednesday.
Many of the concerns revolve around a statement Obama made Tuesday afternoon, which ultimately raised more questions than it answered.
"I had no contact with the governor or his office, and so we were not -- I was not aware of what was happening," Obama said, leaving open the possibility that his staff did have contact with Blagojevich. "And as I said, it's a sad day for Illinois. Beyond that, I don't think it's appropriate to comment."
I don't think he will fire him, I also think Obama knew nothing of this. He wan't a good team, this guy sounds like a good team player.Once he assumes office, President-elect Barack Obama will face a severe “trial... more
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he openly sought appointment to Barack Obama's Senate seat but denied offering favors in return to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and said he was not involved "whatsoever in any wrongdoing."
A lawyer for Jackson acknowledged that the Illinois Democrat is "Senate Candidate 5" in the 76-page federal complaint filed against Blagojevich, who was arrested Tuesday. Wiretapped conversations suggest Blagojevich felt the candidate would raise campaign money for him in exchange for being appointed to the Senate seat vacated by the president-elect.
Jackson, a seven-term House member and son of civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, told reporters in Washington that he spoke with the U.S. attorney's office Tuesday.
"They shared with me that I am not a target of the investigation and that I am not accused of any misconduct," said Jackson, who left the crowded session without taking questions.
U.S. attorney's spokesman Randall Samborn would not confirm or deny Jackson's assertions.
"If the glove, it fit , then get with it"WASHINGTON – Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he openly sought appointment... more
Abdul chides Fox, `Idol' producers over stalker
Wed Dec 10, 8:14 AM PST
Paula Abdul says the Fox network and "American Idol" producers knew Paula Goodspeed had stalked her, and allowed the woman to audition for the show anyway.
"I said this girl is a stalker of mine and please do not let her in," Abdul said Monday during an interview with Barbara Walters on her Sirius XM radio show.
Goodspeed was found dead of an apparent suicide in a car near Abdul's home last month.
Abdul said "Idol" producers ignored her protests and brought Goodspeed on the show "for entertainment value."
"It's fun for them to cause me stress," Abdul said. "This was something that would make good television."
At the behest of producers, Goodspeed appeared on the show more than once, Abdul said.
Both Fox and Fremantle Media North America, which produces "American Idol," declined to comment Tuesday.
Abdul, 46, said Goodspeed had written her "disturbing letters" for nearly 18 years and that she maintained a restraining order against the woman at times.
The "American Idol" judge also accused Fox of making her home address public, although she added that Goodspeed found the place on her own after an audition: "She followed me home with her mom."
The people in charge should be CHARGED.Abdul chides Fox, `Idol' producers over stalker Wed Dec 10, 8:14 AM PST Paula... more
Britney Spears' "Circus" takes the singer back to the top of the national sales chart after selling 505,000 copies during its first week of release. Billboard notes that it makes her the first act with four albums to sell 500,000 or more copies out of the gate.
Britney Has showed she is an icon, she has the tenacity and luck of Mick Jagger, and she has the looks and talent to go along with it. After a barrage of bad luck including, family members selling tell all books, ex husbands selling porn vids, and pretty much everybody in her world trying to make a quick buck off of her stardom. But, at the end of the scene she is the only one standing. Britney Spears is a Ass kicker, so...your either for her or against her. My money is on HER!!! Congrat's on the no.1 Britney.Britney Spears' "Circus" takes the singer back to the top of the... more
World Wide Military Expenditures
Country Military expenditures - dollar figure Budget Period
World $1100 billion 2004 est. [see Note 4]
Rest-of-World [all but USA] $500 billion 2004 est. [see Note 4]
United States $623 billion FY08 budget [see Note 6]
China $65.0 billion 2004 [see Note 1]
Russia $50.0 billion [see Note 5]
France $45.0 billion 2005
United Kingdom $42.8 billion 2005 est.
Japan $41.75 billion 2007
Germany $35.1 billion 2003
Italy $28.2 billion 2003
South Korea $21.1 billion 2003 est.
India $19.0 billion 2005 est.
Saudi Arabia $18.0 billion 2005 est.
Australia $16.9 billion 2006
Turkey $12.2 billion 2003
Brazil $9.9 billion 2005 est.
Spain $9.9 billion 2003
Canada $9.8 billion 2003
Israel $9.4 billion FY06 [see Note 7]
Netherlands $9.4 billion 2004
Taiwan $7.9 billion 2005 est.
Mexico $6.1 billion 2005 est.
Greece $5.9 billion 2004
Singapore $5.6 billion 2005
Sweden $5.5 billion 2005 est.
North Korea $5.0 billion FY02
Iran $4.3 billion 2003 est.
Pakistan $4.3 billion 2005 est.
Belgium $4.0 billion 2003
Norway $4.0 billion 2003
Chile $3.9 billion 2005 est.
Colombia $3.5 billion 2005
Poland $3.5 billion 2002
Portugal $3.5 billion 2003
South Africa $3.5 billion 2005 est.
Denmark $3.3 billion 2003
Vietnam $3.2 billion 2005
Algeria $3.0 billion 2005 est.
Kuwait $3.0 billion 2005 est. [see Note 2]
United Arab Emirates $2.7 billion 2005
Egypt $2.5 billion 2005
Malaysia $2.5 billion 2005
Switzerland $2.5 billion 2005 est.
Morocco $2.3 billion 2005 est.
Czech Republic $2.2 billion 2004
Qatar $2.2 billion 2005
Thailand $2.0 billion 2005
Angola $2.0 billion 2005 est.
Finland $1.8 billion FY98/99
Argentina $1.8 billion 2005
Venezuela $1.6 billion 2005 est.
Austria $1.5 billion FY01/02
Romania $1.5 billion 2005
Jordan $1.4 billion 2005 est.
Indonesia $1.3 billion 2004
Iraq $1.3 billion 2005 est.
Hungary $1.1 billion 2002 est.
New Zealand $1.1 billion 2005 est.
Bangladesh $1.0 billion 2005 est.
Yemen $992 million 2005 est.
Syria $858 million N/A [see Note 3]
Philippines $837 million 2005 est.
Peru $829 million 2005 est.
Nigeria $738 million 2005 est.
Ireland $700 million FY00/01
Cuba $694 million 2005 est.
Serbia and Montenegro $654 million 2002
Ecuador $650 million 2005 est.
Bahrain $628 million 2005 est.
Croatia $620 million 2004
Ukraine $618 million FY02
Sri Lanka $606 million 2003 est
Libya $590 million 2005
Sudan $587 million 2004
Lebanon $541 million 2004
Tunisia $440 million 2005
Belarus $421 million 2006
Slovakia $406 million 2002
Uruguay $371 million 2005 est.
Slovenia $370 million 2005 est.
Bulgaria $356 million FY02
Madagascar $329 million 2005 est.
Botswana $326 million 2005 est.
Azerbaijan $310 million 2005
Ethiopia $296 million 2005 est.
Brunei $291 million 2003 est.
Kenya $281 million 2005 est.
Cyprus $280 million 2005
Gabon $254 million 2005 est.
Oman $253 million 2005 est.
Cote d'Ivoire $247 million 2005 est.
Bosnia and Herzegovina $234 million FY02
Luxembourg $232 million 2003
Lithuania $231 million FY01
Cameroon $230 million 2005 est.
Kazakhstan $222 million FY02
Eritrea $220 million 2005 est.
Uganda $193 million 2005 est.
New Caledonia $192 million FY96
Dominican Republic $191 million 2005
Turkmenistan $173 million 2005
Guatemala $170 million 2005 est.
El Salvador $162 million 2005 est.
Estonia $155 million 2002 est.
Equatorial Guinea $152 million 2005 est.
Panama $150 million 2005 est.
Namibia $150 million 2005 est.
Armenia $136 million 2005
Bolivia $130 million 2005 est.
Macedonia, FYR $130 million 2005
Zimbabwe $125 million 2005 est.
Afghanistan $122 million 2005 est.
Zambia $122World Wide Military Expenditures Country Military expenditures - dollar figure... more