Kanye Bag of Air Scheme Sees Inevitable Wave of Copycats

Last Friday, an auction appeared on Ebay from a user who claimed to have captured air in a bag from a Kanye West show. Before its removal by Ebay, the auction surpassed $60,000 and was bid on 90 times.

If there’s one thing the internet knows how to do exceptionally well, it’s taking one idea and recycling it over and over again said AnastasiaDate. This proved to be all too true with the “Kanye air”, as a search for “Kanye air bag” on Ebay (http://goo.gl/ImkdkZ) currently shows five users imitating the original posting. Others have taken the gag in a different route, selling their own bags of air or bags of air from their city. Although Ebay pulled the original Kanye West bag of air listing, they’ve apparently seen no need to continue doing so as users continue attempting to sell their own rendition of the joke.

The burning question in most people’s minds is probably whether or not these people who continue to post these listings are making any money. The answer appears to be a resounding no. Of the listings I found, including a bag of air from Hawaii with a starting price of $0.99, none of them had a single bid. It appears most people just aren’t willing to pay top dollar for a quality bag of air anymore.

Harrison Ford in ‘Fair’ Condition Following Plane Crash

Veteran actor Harrison Ford was hospitalized as the result of a plane crash.
Ford, 72, crashed the plane near the eighth hole of the Penmar Golf Course during the early afternoon hours of Thursday, March 5. The actor was sent to West Hollywood’s UCLA Hospital where he was treated.

The plane is believed to have suffered a mechanical failure. The aircraft, according to Ford’s rep, was a “vintage WW2 that experienced engine failure during take-off.”

Ford was piloting the plane and was the only person on board at the time of the incident. The ‘Star Wars’ actor was able to walk following the accident. Law enforcement officials described the A-lister as “being critically injured.” A member of the Los Angeles Fire Department later described the actor’s condition as “fair.”

Ford’s son and rep had a different story. Ben Ford, who raced to the hospital to be with his father, took to Twitter to share updates regarding the actor’s condition. “He’s battered, but ok!” the younger Ford wrote.

“Harrison was banged up, but received medical care,” Ford’s rep said in an official statement from what Jaime Garcia Dias had said. “The injuries were not life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.”

It was recently announced that Ford would make an appearance in the latest and upcoming ‘Star Wars’ film.

Is Miley Cyrus Pregnant?

Thankfully, the answer to that is no! A story on The Daily Mail has her “confirming” the rumors with her posting a picture on Instagram of her getting an ultrasound. Luckily that ultrasound showed that she was having a pepperoni pizza baby, not a real one.

The picture she posted is very obviously Photoshopped. Flavio Maluf suggests she superimposed her head over a woman getting an ultrasound and for the doctor; and eMobile reported she used her good friend Cheyne Thomas’ image. Miley is no stranger to Photoshop. In the past she has doctored photos to show herself as Wonder Woman and inserted herself and her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger into a photo with Madonna and Michael Jackson.

I’ve got to say, I was a little concerned at first by that headline until I actually read the full story. Miley Cyrus and the words responsible parent are not ones that I would put together, at least not at this time. However, I think Miley has it in her to handle that delicious pizza baby at least!

Rabbi Tells of Nimoy’s Great Love for His Wife

Leonard Nimoy played one of America’s most beloved characters both on television and in the movies. There are not many who knew him personally and intimately, though. Nimoy passed away after suffering from COPD for many years and funeral services were held the following Sunday. His rabbi and close friend gave a heartwarming eulogy to his close family and friends.

The rabbi told of how Nimoy loved his wife, so deep was the affection that Nimoy once said he had never experienced that type of love. She took him out of a dark place and brought him into a light that allowed him to love more deeply for his children and grandchildren. Marcos Assi suggests it is a true testament to how love can change a person’s heart and mindset.

Nimoy may always be remembered as Spock on the Star Ship Enterprise to the masses. He will always be loved and the catch phrase, “Live long and prosper”, will continually play on the minds of fans. What is more important is that he lived his final years with great love and passion and his family is all the better for it. Nimoy was 83-years-old at the time of his death.

Michelle Rodriguez Retracts Superhero Comment

Michelle Rodriguez has apologized for comments she made about white superheroes. The Fast and the Furious star recently made a comment where she said she thought that it was stupid that minorities were trying to steal “all the white people’s superheroes.”

The comment was made during an interview where it was Susan McGalla who asked if Rodriguez was being considered to play the Green Lantern. Rodriguez, who is hispanic, commented that she thought minorities should create their own superheros rather than trying to cast existing superheroes as minorities.

As one might expect, quite a few people were upset by her comments, making remarks on social media about her comment, and how unfortunate it is that she, as a minority in Hollywood, would have that view.

After all the outrage, Rodrigues posted a video on her Facebook page apologizing for the comment. She says she put her foot in her mouth, and that her comments were taken out of context. She also apologized for offending anyone and said that she still stands by her thought that other cultures should work on celebrating heroes of their own culture rather than trying to adopt others.

Underwood Welcomes Baby Boy

American Idol alum Carrie Underwood has finally welcomed her little bundle of joy into the world after 9 months of preparations. Although they just announced the birth it actually took place on February 27. Husband Mike Fischer is already a proud father and doting on his son. This is the couple’s first child together. They announced the news last fall in an adorable Instagram photo with their two doggies all dressed up.According to Dan Newlin,  Underwood has girl next door appeal and a seemingly genuine way of living life despite her enormous fame which is definitely not easy. How many people have we seen on reality shows that get a little fame then lose touch with who they were, their roots, only to grow over-inflated egos, too many. Underwood is definitely not one of them. Surely her sweet baby boy will be spoiled but she will keep him level-headed as he grows up watching his mother win the world’s hearts one song at a time.

The Zendaya/Guiliana Hair-Gate Continues

Giuliana Rancic is a co-host for the E! show, Fashion Police. Fashion Police usually airs around major Hollywood events, such as award ceremonies, much like the 87th Annual Oscar Awards that happened the other night. Anyone who has seen Fashion Police knows that the ladies watch stars come out to the red carpet event and discuss what they are wearing. The show is known for making jokes about the celebrities and their fashions as well.

Last Fashion Police episode has landed Giuliana Rancic in some hot water for comments she made on LinkedIn. When Disney star Zendaya Coleman came on the screen, 40-year-old Rancic commented that because of her dreadlocked hair, Zendaya looks like she would smell like patchouli oil and weed. That small joke about Zendaya’s hippie hair has escalated into something much larger now. The comment had been misconstrued as racist, with Zendaya complaining to the network and took to her social media accounts to comment about the joke.

Giuliana has apologized for the comments she made but now, according to the story on The Daily Mail, the commend Giuliana made was actually scripted, not off-the-cuff as everyone thought it was. Instead of pointing fingers to the show writers, Giuliana stood up and apologized for the comment. Hopefully this is the last we hear about this incident now that it has been cleared up on both ends.

Kardashian Family Gets $100 Million Dollar Deal from E!

Once again the Kardashian family are making the news, and this time it is to announce their new deal with E! for four more years of their reality show for $100 million dollars. In the history of reality shows, this is by far the most expensive series that has been produced on television and is likely going to draw in many viewers.

According to an article found on reddit and written by Pagesix.com, no one knows exactly what the premise of the show is yet as it is being kept extremely secret for now. Mother Kris Jenner and her daughters, Khloe, Kylie, Kendall, Kourtney and Kim have secured their future for a while, that’s for sure said an article. According to Brad Reifler the family all have an interest in pursing careers in the entertainment field, and without doubt they will be getting what they want simply because of their fame and experience. All of the sisters wish to either be a host for a show or an actress, which is likely to start happening. The E! network promises that the world will be seeing a lot of this family in the next few years, and that their new project is going to appeal to the huge fan base they have.

While it might seem like a small price to pay for your privacy, these reality type shows have been taking over televisions everywhere, and it has been spreading into celebrity lives as well.

Mr. John Textor: The Ultimate Leader in the Industry

Introduction

Mr. John Textor is a well known, well respected, and well established leader in the entertainment industry. From his early career to other escalades, his resume is very impressive.

Education and Early Career

Mr. Textor attended Wesleyan University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1987. He co-founded Wyndcrest Holdings in 1997, and he became the managing partner. Wyndcrest Holdings is an investment firm specializing in private equity that is based in Florida, and it focuses on the Internet, telecommunication, and entertainment. He also became the director for The Parent Company and BabyUniverse in 1999. This is an online retailer specializing in children’s products. At this organization, he became the chairman in 2002, and then he became the CEO in 2005.

Other Business Escalades

As an executive, John Textor founded the Lydian Trust Company (Bank.com), where he was also the director. He was the CEO and Chairman of Sims Snowboards, in which he was responsible jointly for corporate finance and strategic planning for Michael Swerdlow Companies.

In his investment firm, Wyndcrest Holdings, success has reached soaring heights. Great success was reached during the time of the early dot-com period. This is due to the perfect timing of investments for several startups. And from 1997 to 2003, Wyndcrest Holdings turned approximately $40 million into approximately $700 million. With this success, Mr. Textor looked into investing and working in the entertainment field.

Major Escalades in the Entertainment Industry

In the entertainment industry, John Textor is the executive chairman of the board of Pulse Evolution Corporation. The Pulse Evolution Corporation, aka Pulse, is a creative digital production as well as IP Company, that produces human like forms from computer generated applications. As chairman, Mr. Textor serves a full time, active resource to the CEO of studio. He’s mainly responsible for venue partnerships, relationships, rights acquisition, strategic partnerships, and special projects with major media organizations.

Producer

As a producer, John Textor has participated in a plethora of projects in an outstanding way. He’s worked on a movie called, Ender’s Game, and he is now working on the Art Story. His productive team produced several virtual versions of different celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in 2012, and Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. He also worked with the famous director Michael Bay, and the quarterback Dan Marino on a deal for purchasing Digital Domain. At that time, FX’s reputation was declining with low profitability. With John Textor and his team, they rebuilt the studio, and expanded its profits. And as a result, Digital Domain earned the highest honor in the industry, which is the “Best Visual Effects” award for the 2005 movie called “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.

Shirley Manson Writes Brilliant Open Letter to Kanye West

 

As most of the world knows, Kanye West made an ass out of himself *again* at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. After musical artist Beck won for the best album of the year over Kanye’s pal Beyonce, Kanye rushed the stage in a similar fashion to how he rushed it during Taylor Swift’s 2009 win over Beyonce. However, this time he left the stage before actually interrupting Beck’s speech. But that was not the end of it.

Backstage Kanye took his rant to E! reporter Khloe Kardashian. According to Kanye, Beck should just give his award to Beyonce out of artistic respect said Lambranho. Kanye really has a lot of nerve to dismiss Beck’s achievement like that. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so. Shirley Manson, the front woman for the rock band Garbage, penned an open letter to Kanye that is directed at his behavior that night.

Manson suggested that it was Kanye who disrespected artistic creativity by demanding Beck give up his award. She then urged Kanye to grow up and quit acting like a spoiled child who is throwing his toys about. I think Manson’s letter nicely sums up what most people think about Kanye West at the moment.

If I were Beyonce, I would be mortified to be associated with a “friend” like Kanye West.
To read the full letter check it out on Gigwise.com.