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Madonna & Guns: Singer Brandishes Fake Pistols & Machine Guns Despite Warnings, Recent Events (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 24, 2012


Madonna Guns
In this photo from her Hyde Park concert, Madonna is seen with the guns she would use in Scotland — just days after the Aurora shootings.

Maybe she really just doesn’t read the news, but Madonna’s managed to do it again: Despite being warned by police, the singer — who named her album after a thinly veiled drug reference — defied a ban and waved fake machine guns and pistols on stage at her show in Scotland on Saturday.

Her performance drew the ire of Mothers Against Guns, who said the 53-year-old singer “should know better.”

“Madonna and her dancers using replica guns was always in bad taste but given what happened in Colorado it is even worse,” a representative for the organization told theSaturday Morning Herald. Read the rest of this entry »


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Madonna’s Directing Challenge

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 31, 2012

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The Power Of Yoga

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 29, 2011


Stars do it. Sports do it. Judges in the highest courts do it. Let’s do it: that yoga thing. A path to enlightenment that winds


back 5,000 years in its native India, yoga has suddenly become so hot, so cool, so very this minute. It’s the exercise cum meditation for the new millennium, one that doesn’t so much pump you up as bliss you out. Yoga now straddles the continent — from Hollywood, where $20 million-a-picture actors queue for a session with their guru du jour, to Washington, where, in the gym of the Supreme Court, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and 15 others faithfully take their class each Tuesday morning.

Everywhere else, Americans rush from their high-pressure jobs and tune in to the authoritatively mellow voice of an instructor, gently urging them to solder a union (the literal translation of the Sanskrit word yoga) between mind and body. These Type A strivers want to become Type B seekers, to lose their blues in an asana (pose), to graduate from distress to de-stress. Fifteen million Americans include some form of yoga in their fitness regimen — twice as many as did five years ago; 75% of all U.S. health clubs offer yoga classes. Many in those classes are looking not inward but behind. As supermodel Christy Turlington, a serious practitioner, says, “Some of my friends simply want to have a yoga butt.” But others come to the discipline in hopes of restoring their troubled bodies. Yoga makes me feel better, they say. Maybe it can cure what ails me.

Oprah Winfrey, arbiter of moral and literary betterment for millions of American women, devoted a whole show to the benefits of yoga earlier this month, with guest appearances by Turlington and stud-muffin guru Rodney Yee. Testimonials from everyday yogis and yoginis clogged the hour: I lost weight; I quit smoking; I conquered my fear of flying; I can sleep again; it saved my marriage; it improved my daughter’s grades and attitude. “We are more centered as a team,” declared the El Monte Firefighters of Los Altos Hills, Calif.

Sounds great. Namaste, as your instructor says at the end of a session: the divine in me bows to the divine in you. But let’s up the ante a bit. Is yoga more than the power of positive breathing? Can it, say, cure cancer? Fend off heart attacks? Rejuvenate post-menopausal women? Just as important for yoga’s application by mainstream doctors, can its presumed benefits be measured by conventional medical standards? Is yoga, in other words, a science? Read the rest of this entry »

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HuffPost Exclusive: Madonna Makes An Announcement About Her Charity

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 11, 2011

Madonna isn’t just a pop star — she runs a massive charity, too. Her Raising Malawi has worked to help children orphaned from AIDS in the poverty-stricken country, and also runs a school for girls. Not only that, but she has two adopted children, David and Mercy James, from the country.

As she continues to work in the country, Madonna issued the following statement:

“I remain deeply committed and am more passionate than ever about helping the children of Malawi – especially the girls. In a country where only 33% of Malawian girls attend secondary school, I realize that the plans we had in place for the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls simply would not serve enough children. My original vision is now on a much bigger scale. I want to reach thousands not hundreds of girls. I want to do more and I want to do it better. While I am grateful to all the people who have given me guidance and support up until now, we are in the process of implementing Read the rest of this entry »

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Youngest Queen Rania – World’s Leading Female Activist

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 25, 2010

Rania Al Abdullah is Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan The world’s youngest queen, Her Majesty has become a leading international voice for cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and a global advocate for universal access to education and children’s health care. She is also actively engaged in the empowerment of women, youth and underprivileged communities across Jordan and around the world. With her husband, King Abdullah, she is helping to lead Jordan’s long-standing efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. Queen Rania has played a significant role in reaching out to the global community to foster values of tolerance and acceptance, and increase cross-cultural dialogue.

Regionally and internationally, Queen Rania has campaigned for a greater understanding between cultures in high profile forums such as the Jeddah Economic Forum, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Skoll Foundation in the UK.

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A rare masterpiece by Titian is expected to sell for more than £13 million

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 4, 2010

A rare masterpiece by Titian is expected to sell for more than £13 million at auction after going on public display for the first time in 30 years.

By Laura Roberts

A Sacra Conversazione

A Sacra Conversazione was painted around 1560 by the Old Master when he was in his seventies and will go on sale at Sotheby’s in New York in January.

Currently on display in London it is one of only a handful of multi-figured compositions by the 16th century artist remaining in private hands and the most important to appear at auction for 20 years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebrity 100: The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 7, 2010

Forbes: Edited by Dorothy Pomerantz and Lacey Rose

Oprah Winfrey takes back her crown while pop chart phenomenon Lady Gaga catapults to No. 4 on this year’s Celebrity 100. 

Forbes Celebrity 100: The Complete List

LOS ANGELES — Pants-less pop stars, late-night warriors and sexy vampires spiced up the fame game last year, with Lady Gaga, Conan O’Brien and Twilight superstars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson joining the Forbes Celebrity 100 list for the first time.

But despite their impressive debuts (Gaga hit the list in fourth place), Oprah Winfrey is the year’s big winner. After being ousted by Angelina Jolie on last year’s list (Jolie dropped to No. 18 this year), the Queen of all Media takes back her crown on Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s ultra-famous. Winfrey earned $315 million over the past 12 months.

Forbes Celebrity 100: The Complete List

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Sofia Vergara On Freakish Plastic Surgery & Madonna’s Face

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2010

Better to be proud of yourself and for that try to do something dear.
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Omar Bin Laden Wants To Date Drew Barrymore

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 16, 2010

Here, love or politics?
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