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  • President Jimmy Carter on tour with ‘White House Diary’

    09/23/2010 2:19:51 PM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 7 replies ^ | 9/23/10 | Deanna Cullen
    It was a lock-down situation at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble in New York City as former President Jimmy Carter made a special appearance Monday for the book signing of his latest book, "White House Diary." Secret Service agents flanked him, attendees were held at bay through an elaborate line system, and ready-to-be-signed books were passed through to the other side as though an invisible force field had been erected. Only one ordinary man infiltrated the system —'s celebrity correspondent Tom Murro, also known as the Celebrity Magnet. It started with a very exclusive invite to the event...
  • President Obama gets a gift from Yogi Berra

    09/04/2010 8:34:18 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/26/10 | Kiki Ryan
    On Wednesday afternoon, a pool report from the President’s vacation in Martha’s Vineyard contained a line about POTUS taking an envelope from an unidentified man. “One man, standing at the edge of the yellow police tape, handed POTUS something (it looked like a maroon 8.5x11 folder but pool was too far away to tell.) POTUS looked at it, then handed it to Nicholson [Obama’s trip director],” read the report. So who was the man, and what was in the envelope?
  • Martha's Vineyard man hopes to thank Obama with Jackie Robinson photo

    08/22/2010 6:43:43 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/20/2010 | Mark Arsenault
    OAK BLUFFS — During last year’s Obama family vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, part-time island resident Tom Murro and his daughter, Lauren, got to meet the president at Farm Neck Golf Club. This year, Murro and his daughter are coming back to the Vineyard, to try to complete a long effort to present the president with a gift, to thank him for making the time to pose with them for photographs last year. “Gifting Obama isn’t easy” said Murro, who doesn’t want to chance damaging the gift—a photograph—by mailing it, and can’t figure out how to get it to the president....
  • Fanelli responds to Grayson Accusations

    08/18/2010 7:03:45 PM PDT · by oneprojectusa · 12 replies
    WOFL FOX 35 Orlando, Florida ^ | Saturday, 14 Aug 2010, 10:50 PM EDT | FOX 35 Orlando
    Republican candidate, Dan Fanelli is vying for congressman Alan Grayson's seat. Dan responds to Grayson who has called him a Racist.
  • The Rules of 4chan, the Machine That Feeds the Web

    08/09/2010 11:40:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2010 | Niraj Chokshi
    Love it or hate it, you can thank 4chan for countless online phenomena like lolcats, the ubiquitous photos of cats combined with humorous text, often in "kitty speak." The image-based Internet forum has been the breeding ground for some of the Web's most well-known inside jokes, but it's still unknown or mysterious to many. But thanks to the Smoking Gun, a site dedicated to unearthing court and government documents, we now know a little more about how the site works directly from the mouth of its founder, Christoper Poole. Poole delivered testimony, just posted by The Smoking Gun, in the...
  • A gift for the president from baseball legend Yogi Berra

    08/04/2010 9:41:10 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 11 replies
    Wshington Times ^ | 7/31/10 | Tom Murro
    Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has met every sitting U.S. president since 1945 - except for Barack Obama. Yogi Berra's gift for President Obama Yogi Berra autographing the picture He has, however, met first lady Michelle Obama, and the Yankees did send him a ceremonial throw out ball signed by the president. But to date, he has not had the opportunity to shake hands with the Commander in Chief. Mr. Berra is just one of the many interesting celebs I have encountered. When Berra learned of my chance meeting in 2009 with President Barack Obama, he agreed to sign...
  • Yogi Berra has a special gift for President Obama

    08/04/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh Telegram ^ | 8/2/10 | Raleigh Telegram
    Celebrity and entertainment correspondent Tom Murro says that baseball legend Yogi Berra has a unique gift for President Barack Obama. As Yogi would say, "It ain't over till it's over," and the Hall of Famer is still going strong. Yogi Berra, who now lives in Montclair, New Jersey is an 15-time All-Star and three-time winner of the American League’s Most Valuable Player award as a catcher for the New York Yankees. Berra, who obviously has a sense of humor, was right on the money when he famously stated that “baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.” Celebrity...
  • Caption this photo: Obama/Mededev raising hands, Merkel, Harper, Barroso not (G-8 group photo)

    06/26/2010 8:31:27 PM PDT · by ph12321 · 27 replies
  • Cellphone inventor Marty Cooper uses a Droid.... and a Jitterbug

    05/23/2010 5:50:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 985+ views
    Engadget ^ | March 11, 2010 | Donald Melanson
    Sure, you read reviews and take recommendations from friends before you buy a new cellphone, but have you ever stopped to consider what the inventor of the cellphone uses on a daily basis? C-SPAN has, and recently took the opportunity to ask the man himself, Marty Cooper, that very question during a wide-ranging interview. While Cooper said that he has used an iPhone previously, he recently passed it on to his grandson in favor of a Motorola Droid, which he says he chose because he wanted to get more experience with Android. But that's not all, Cooper also revealed that...
  • 2010 Cannes Film Festival: Fan Bingbing in Elie Saab Spring (beautiful Chinese actress & singer)

    05/14/2010 8:07:36 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 22 replies · 1,362+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 14 May 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Fan Bingbing walked the red carpet for the premiere of “Chongqing Blues” at the Cannes Film Festival last night.
  • Aishwarya Rai wows at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival (The World's Most Beautiful Woman?)

    05/13/2010 2:08:42 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 69 replies · 3,073+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 13 May 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    She did it again! Aishwarya Rai impresses us a second time in a row. The Bollywood actress walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival for the “On Tour” Premiere.
  • H&M Swimwear 2010 Ad: Daria Werbowy, Erin Wasson, Sasha Pivovarova, Julia Stegner, Lara Stone...

    05/10/2010 7:41:49 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 16 replies · 1,800+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 6 May 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    H&M, the Swedish multinational giants of trendy “fast fashion” clothing give us a look at their sleekest designer swimwear for women and men: bikinis, one-pieces and swim trunks, courtesy of models Daria Werbowy, Erin Wasson, Sasha Pivovarova, Julia Stegner, Lara Stone, et al. It’s quite nice and some of the most fashionable beachwear we’ve seen, not overly daring, but solid choices.
  • Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Cocoon (Johnny Depp's beautiful main squeeze & Joe Le Taxi singer)

    05/10/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 5 replies · 994+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 7 May 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Joe le taxi? Mais non, but French actress, singer and Johnny Depp’s main squeeze Vanessa Paradis for Chanel Cocoon luxury bags? Mais oui indeed, as they both look great in this Karl Lagerfeld-helmed ad (witness the classic use of black & white) for Chanel’s much coveted designer handbags.
  • Maliyah? More Americans are Naming their Daughters After Malia and Sasha Obama

    05/08/2010 12:13:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1,081+ views
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    More Americans are following the lead of President and Michelle Obama when it comes to naming their daughters, the Social Security Administration said Friday. "Maliyah," a version of the name "Malia" that the president and first lady gave their oldest daughter, made the biggest jump in popularity among girls names in 2009, moving 342 spots up to No. 296. The name "Malia" moved up 153 spots to No. 192. Meanwhile, "Sasha," the name of the Obamas' younger daughter, came in at No. 261 - having moved up 101 spots. There was no bounce for the first lady: The name "Michelle"...
  • Elton John snubs Sarah Palin at TIME 100 gala

    05/06/2010 4:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 1,920+ views
    On the Red Carpet ^ | May 6, 2010 | Janet Kinnaman
    Sir Elton John lost sight of his British etiquette when he snubbed former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin at the TIME 100 gala Wednesday night. "It's nice to be at an event where you meet some unusual people, like Sarah Palin," said the Brit, immediately following his remark with an eyebrow raise. When asked who he wanted to meet most at the gala, Elton followed with another jab saying, "Not Sarah Palin but anybody else would be fine." Fellow TIME 100 honorees included actor Neil Patrick Harris, Taylor Swift, Ben Stiller and Ashton Kutcher. "I can't even get my dogs...
  • Now there's a website for Renaissance Faires.

    05/06/2010 4:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 682+ views
    For those of you who enjoy them. Interesting articles, history, details of fairs & festivals, etc...
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Michelle Obama (White House Correspondents Dinner)

    05/04/2010 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 183 replies · 4,049+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 3 May 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    There was a star-studded flock of Politicos and Beautiful People who attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in DC, May 1, but Michelle Obama was the one who outshone every Hollywood star.
  • 2010 Costume Institute Gala (Camilla Belle, Anne Hathaway, Bar Refaeli, Emma Watson, Jessica Alba)

    05/04/2010 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 5 replies · 564+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | 4 May 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour were the hosts Monday night in New York for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2010 Costume Institute gala, “American Woman”, which was simply the largest and most glittering gathering of star power, beautiful people and Hollywood starlets this and every fashion season. Anyone who was anyone was there from Camilla Belle to Jessica Alba to Liv Tyler and Taylor Swift. It was a name droppers delight fest and one’s chance to observe a great gathering of stylish celebs in their chic-est creations, all for a good cause. Here are some of The Fashion Time Magazine’s...
  • Lady Gaga May Hate It, But Hermes Birkins Now Available (Get Your 6K Ready)

    04/28/2010 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 10 replies · 801+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 28th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Recession strikes again and for once it’s good news for Fashionistas… The legendary Hermes Birkin bags, which are produced in such limited quantity each year, that those wealthy or celebrity enough to afford them, have to wait several years in line… Well, thanks to the bad economy, that waiting list, which was rumoured to have been closed down in 2008, has been wiped away and now fashionistas or anyone lucky enough to have several thousands of dollars to spend on the bag of their dreams and a classic icon in style history, can finally own this previously unobtainable gem.
  • Best Dressed Of The Day: Jessica Alba (She looked Beautiful)

    04/28/2010 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 50 replies · 1,987+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Apr 28th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Best Dressed Of The Day, who will it be? Who was the most glamorous, stylish, fab-dressing celebrity to unveil themselves upon our fashion-sphere? Jessica Alba looked marvelous at the premiere of “The Killer Inside Me” during the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival at the School of Visual Arts Theater on April 27th in New York City.