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Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez Is Crowned Miss Universe 2009

[caption id="attachment_4299" align="alignright" width="451" caption="Photo:AP"]Bahamas Miss Universe[/caption] Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez won the Miss Universe 2009 crown on Sunday at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas, marking the sixth title win for the South American country. The 18 year-old is the 58th winner of the Miss Universe title and received the crown from last year's winner Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza. The first runner-up is Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee de la Cruz and the second runner-up is Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha. The other top 15 contestants includes Miss France Chloe Mortaud, who is of African American descent, along with Miss Australia Rachael Finch, Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez, Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar, Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovska, Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy, Miss USA Kristen Dalton, Miss Albania Hasna Xhukici, Miss Belgium Zeynep Sever, Miss Croatia Sarah Cosic, Miss Iceland Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, and Miss Sweden Renate Cerljen.
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Video Virus: The Apple Store’s Lip-Synching YouTube Sensation Nicholi White

Nicholi White has become a YouTube sensation with lip-synched videos filmed at Manhattan's midtown Apple store. The adorable and resourceful 13 year-old made use of the Apple store's display computers and web cameras to create over 70 videos. Wearing Kanye West inspired shades and ignoring onlookers, White lip-syncs and dances in the midst of shoppers to a variety of hit songs from Black Eye Peas, Kid Cudi, and Lil' Wayne, to name a few. And if you thought White just lip-syncs, watch the clips where he says "stop calling me an asshole," and another clip where he points out a guy in the store who harassed him.
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Media Overhype: Michelle Obama’s Shorts!

michelle-obama-shorts Just when the media world calmed down over First Lady Michelle Obama exposing her arms in sleeveless dresses, the frenzy begins again as Michelle reveals her legs in a pair of shorts! On a recent family trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the First Lady donned a pair of slate blue shorts and some critics are questioning whether that's an appropriate attire for a woman of her rank. Blindie thinks the real faux pas is that Michelle is wearing a pair of "mom shorts." Similar to mom jeans, mom shorts are just as unflattering and should be banned from the American wardrobe. But we're not mad at Michelle, because her legs look great!
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Tyra Banks Takes Off Her Weave and Declares a ‘Real Hair Day’

tyra-banks-real-hair-day Photo: Warner Bros./Michael Loccisano Tyra Banks stripped down in New York's Union Square today and declared September 8, National Real Hair Day as she promises to take off her weave and reveal her "real" hair on her talk show's season premiere. "This season on The Tyra Show we're taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they've got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that - no fake hair, I'm rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we're declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!" Season five of The Tyra Banks Show premieres on The CW Network on September 8.
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Rachel Christie Crowned First Black Miss England

rachel-christie-miss-england Rachel Christie was crowned Miss England at the annual pagent at London's Metropole Hilton Hotel on Sunday. The London born 20 year-old is the country's first black title holder and will go on to compete for the Miss World crown in Johannesburg South Africa in December. Christie is planning on competing in the heptathlon events at the 2012 London Olympic games. "My ambition in life is to compete and win gold in the 2012 Olympics," Christie said. "I would also love to do well in Miss England. I want to be successful in whatever I choose to do in life." It is to be noted that Christie is the niece of the most decorated British athlete, Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie. He is considered the second fastest European in history and has a stadium in West London named after him.
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The Obamas Visit Yellowstone National Park

obama-malia-sasha-yellowstone Photo: Reuters President Barack Obama took a break from health care talks to do some sightseeing with his wife Michelle and two daughters Sasha and Malia. The first family spent Friday night at a lodge in Montana where Obama went fly-fishing -no, he didn't catch any fish - and Michelle, Malia and Sasha went white-water rafting. The next day they took a helicopter ride to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and accompanied by his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng her husband Konrad and their daughter, the party drove through the park in a motorcade, took an official tour with Park Ranger Katy Duffy and even stopped at the Old Faithful General Store where the President and Malia deliberated over which flavor ice cream to purchase. Next stop on Obama's weekend tour -Grand Canyon National Park. Obama Photo: AP
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Monthly Archives August 2009

Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez Is Crowned Miss Universe 2009

[caption id="attachment_4299" align="alignright" width="451" caption="Photo:AP"]Bahamas Miss Universe[/caption] Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez won the Miss Universe 2009 crown on Sunday at the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas, marking the sixth title win for the South American country. The 18 year-old is the 58th winner of the Miss Universe title and received the crown from last year's winner Venezuelan Dayana Mendoza. The first runner-up is Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee de la Cruz and the second runner-up is Miss Kosovo Gona Dragusha. The other top 15 contestants includes Miss France Chloe Mortaud, who is of African American descent, along with Miss Australia Rachael Finch, Miss Puerto Rico Mayra Matos Perez, Miss South Africa Tatum Keshwar, Miss Czech Republic Iveta Lutovska, Miss Switzerland Whitney Toyloy, Miss USA Kristen Dalton, Miss Albania Hasna Xhukici, Miss Belgium Zeynep Sever, Miss Croatia Sarah Cosic, Miss Iceland Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, and Miss Sweden Renate Cerljen.
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Video Virus: The Apple Store’s Lip-Synching YouTube Sensation Nicholi White

Nicholi White has become a YouTube sensation with lip-synched videos filmed at Manhattan's midtown Apple store. The adorable and resourceful 13 year-old made use of the Apple store's display computers and web cameras to create over 70 videos. Wearing Kanye West inspired shades and ignoring onlookers, White lip-syncs and dances in the midst of shoppers to a variety of hit songs from Black Eye Peas, Kid Cudi, and Lil' Wayne, to name a few. And if you thought White just lip-syncs, watch the clips where he says "stop calling me an asshole," and another clip where he points out a guy in the store who harassed him.
Read More

Media Overhype: Michelle Obama’s Shorts!

michelle-obama-shorts Just when the media world calmed down over First Lady Michelle Obama exposing her arms in sleeveless dresses, the frenzy begins again as Michelle reveals her legs in a pair of shorts! On a recent family trip to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the First Lady donned a pair of slate blue shorts and some critics are questioning whether that's an appropriate attire for a woman of her rank. Blindie thinks the real faux pas is that Michelle is wearing a pair of "mom shorts." Similar to mom jeans, mom shorts are just as unflattering and should be banned from the American wardrobe. But we're not mad at Michelle, because her legs look great!
Read More

Tyra Banks Takes Off Her Weave and Declares a ‘Real Hair Day’

tyra-banks-real-hair-day Photo: Warner Bros./Michael Loccisano Tyra Banks stripped down in New York's Union Square today and declared September 8, National Real Hair Day as she promises to take off her weave and reveal her "real" hair on her talk show's season premiere. "This season on The Tyra Show we're taking it to the next level and getting more real than ever before by encouraging women everywhere to own and rock what they've got and be proud! For the Season 5 premiere, I will be doing just that - no fake hair, I'm rocking my REAL hair. This will all be going down on September 8, 2009, which we're declaring National Real Hair Day! We welcome everyone to go natural with me!" Season five of The Tyra Banks Show premieres on The CW Network on September 8.
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Rachel Christie Crowned First Black Miss England

rachel-christie-miss-england Rachel Christie was crowned Miss England at the annual pagent at London's Metropole Hilton Hotel on Sunday. The London born 20 year-old is the country's first black title holder and will go on to compete for the Miss World crown in Johannesburg South Africa in December. Christie is planning on competing in the heptathlon events at the 2012 London Olympic games. "My ambition in life is to compete and win gold in the 2012 Olympics," Christie said. "I would also love to do well in Miss England. I want to be successful in whatever I choose to do in life." It is to be noted that Christie is the niece of the most decorated British athlete, Olympic gold medalist Linford Christie. He is considered the second fastest European in history and has a stadium in West London named after him.
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The Obamas Visit Yellowstone National Park

obama-malia-sasha-yellowstone Photo: Reuters President Barack Obama took a break from health care talks to do some sightseeing with his wife Michelle and two daughters Sasha and Malia. The first family spent Friday night at a lodge in Montana where Obama went fly-fishing -no, he didn't catch any fish - and Michelle, Malia and Sasha went white-water rafting. The next day they took a helicopter ride to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and accompanied by his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng her husband Konrad and their daughter, the party drove through the park in a motorcade, took an official tour with Park Ranger Katy Duffy and even stopped at the Old Faithful General Store where the President and Malia deliberated over which flavor ice cream to purchase. Next stop on Obama's weekend tour -Grand Canyon National Park. Obama Photo: AP
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