Archive for November, 2005

Cindy Crawford didn’t likes orgies

Permalink | November 30th, 2005

Cindy Crawford didn't likes orgies

Cindy Crawford has revealed that she almost quit modelling early in her career after witnessing a drug induced orgy in Milan.

Cindy told Maxim magazine: “I was at dinner in Milan with several big photographers and several of the big models at the time, and there were people snorting coke right there.

“This one girl got up on the table, wearing a short skirt and nothing underneath.

“I called my mom, and said, ‘I can’t do this.’

So that means we can conclude somewhere along the way she must have gotten accustomed to the coke snorting, orgies, and racy parties, otherwise she wouldn’t have stayed in modelling for so long — eventually getting naked in front of the camera herself.

[via The Sun]

Paris by Ferrari

Permalink | November 30th, 2005

Paris Track Map

On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

Video: Paris by Ferrari

[via Attu Sees All]

Face off

Permalink | November 30th, 2005

Face off

A woman in France receives the first ever face transplant.

The woman had lost her nose, lips and chin after being savaged by a dog.

In the controversial operation, tissues, muscles, arteries and veins were taken from a brain-dead donor and attached to the patient’s lower face.

Doctors stress the woman will not look like her donor, but nor will she look like she did before the attack - instead she will have a “hybrid” face.

[via The BBC]

Revising the GNU GPL

Permalink | November 30th, 2005

Revising the GNU GPL

The GNU GPL, which is the driving force behind the concept of free software, is getting its first major overhaul in 15 years. The revision process, which begins today, is expected to generate a first draft by January 16th 2006, a second draft by the summer of 2006, and a third draft, if needed, by fall of 2006.

…the overhaul of the General Public License, which covers Linux and many other free software programs, is an issue of far greater significance today than before.

“The big boys, corporations and governments, have far more reason to be interested and concerned this time,” said Eben Moglen, general counsel to the Free Software Foundation, which holds the license, commonly known as the G.P.L.

The process will also be closely watched for how the new G.P.L. will take account of software patents, which have exploded among proprietary software developers since 1991, the last time the license was revised.

[via NY Times]

Fighting trackback spam

Permalink | November 30th, 2005

Fighting trackback spam

It appears as though someone is trying to create a Google bomb for the spam.com website with the anchor text “LOOK AT THIS LINK”. This is being done by exploiting the trackback feature in Wordpress powered blogs. Since trackbacks are not moderated by default, there is no way to easily prevent spam via a trackback generated by a spambot. That’s where Marco van Hylckama Vlieg’s WP Hardened Trackback plugin comes into play. Hopefully this will be the end of the annoying trackback spam.

For the curious, I’ve included sample “LOOK AT THIS LINK” spam trackbacks after the jump.
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Alias cancelled

Permalink | November 29th, 2005

Alias cancelled

ABC has decisively ended Sidney Bristow’s CIA career and cancelled Alias. The show, currently enjoying its 5th season, will air its final episode in May.

“Alias” is going undercover for good. The spy drama starring Jennifer Garner will end its five-season run in May, ABC announced Wednesday, promising a big finish.

“‘Alias’ is not going to wind down as it comes to an end, it’s going to rev up, and we’re going to make it the event it deserves to be,” ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson said in a statement.

The series co-stars Victor Garber, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly and Kevin Weisman. It was created by executive producer J.J. Abrams, who is also part of ABC’s popular “Lost.”

No! What is the world coming to — how does The Simple Life get saved and Alias get cancelled?! Although, in all honesty, I really haven’t been too impressed with this season — despite the addition of Rachel Nichols. The Gordon Dean character was a bland villain, the story line reads like a recycled plot from season 2, and Sydney fighting evil while pregnant, c’mon guys. They should have ended it with Season 4 — after the encounter in Sovogda (and before it cuts to Sydney and Vaugh driving in Santa Barbara). That would have been a great ending.

[via AP]

The simple life is saved

Permalink | November 29th, 2005

The simple life is saved

Fans of The Simple Life, all two of you, can rest easy — the show has been saved. E! Entertainment has picked up the show for yet another season.

After the girls’ mysterious bust-up in January (05) and falling ratings, the Fox network announced there was no room for The Simple Life last month (OCT05).

However, E! announced Monday (28NOV05) they would take over the show, altering the format so Hilton and Richie do not have to share screen time.

Ted Harbert, president and CEO of E! Networks, enthuses, “We are thrilled to welcome Paris, Nicole and The Simple Life to E!. The addition of this huge comedy hit to our schedule will continue to distinguish E! as the leader in entertainment, celebrity and pop culture television.”

The fourth season - dubbed TILL DEATH DO US PART - will star Hilton and Richie taking turns to play “wife” to a family, with the kids and husband deciding each week, who did a better job at running the house.

E! have also obtained the rights to the first three seasons of The Simple Life and debut the fourth in Spring 2006.

[via FemaleFirst]

I pity the fool

Permalink | November 29th, 2005

I pity the fool

He may not be dripping in chains and jewellery any more but 1980s icon Mr T hopes his return to our screens will be golden.

A battle against cancer forced The A Team star to take a break from acting 10 years ago, but now he’s healthy and back with a new American reality show, a part in upcoming movie Rocky VI and even his own comic book.

Mr T told us: “I call all this stuff my resurrection, my second coming.

And, of course, his new TV show will fittingly be called, I Pity the Fool, where he will offer advice and help people through tough situations.

[via The Sun]

A girl and her Xbox 360

Permalink | November 29th, 2005

A girl and her Xbox 360

With systems going for $750 and higher (some as high as $1,500), it’s not as though people need to add any incentives in order to sell an Xbox 360 on eBay; but this one individual thought their auction could use the benefit of a scantily clad babe to boost bids. Now you can get a brand new Xbox 360 complete with a personalized 8×10 picture of game girl Marci.

Visit: Xbox 360 eBay auction

[gallery: Game girl Marci and an Xbox 360]

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an ass of himself

Permalink | November 28th, 2005

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an ass of himself

Quotes by Arnold:

“You know something, after watching the malados shake it, I can absolutely understand why Brazil is totally devoted to my favorite body part, the ass.”

“Cheers, Sierra? Sierra? How do you say it?”
“Saude, which means health.”
“Yep, power?”
“Health.”

“During carnival gorgeous malado bodies begin to move in ways even a fitness expert like myself can’t believe. One thing I do believe is they must be very healthy.”

“The Brazilians think that the sexual part of the women is the ass.”
“No, no, I agree with the Brazilian point of view, but I mean go ahead, the Americans think it’s the breast. I knew I had something in common with the Brazilian men. I like that.”

“Now, I teach you some English. ‘Biting.’”

*Sigh* that’s our governor…

Video: Arnold in Rio