American Idol Shocker: Who Got a Shock and Save of a Lifetime?

American Idol Shocker: Who Got a Shock and Save of a Lifetime?



In what has been the most shocking elimination of the season, Jessica Sanchez was the one who was voted for elimination from the competition.  The drama already started, earlier in the night, as two of the favorites, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet were in the bottom three along with Elise Testone.  After the nationwide vote was announced, Jessica Sanchez was eliminated.  Jessica had an amazing night of singing last night.  She began singing her song to see if judges were to save her and what turned out to be a first, all three judges walked onto the stage.


Jennifer Lopez grabbed the mic from Jessica and said:

 “You’re not going home! This is ridiculous! We’re using the save!” Randy then says, “This girl is one of the best singers in America — are you kidding me?! Everyone, please vote for the best!”


The judges have a coveted save they can use to save a person from elimination and, as expected, the save was used on Jessica.  If Jessica had been eliminated from the show tonight, she would have been the 7th contestant to be eliminated just like Jennifer Hudson was from Season 3.  Also, coincidentally, Jennifer Hudson performed on the show.






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If you are a Victoria Secret fan, you will be pleased to know that a new angel has been granted her wings. Toni Garrn has been officially named a Victoria Secret Model.  She has walked in the runway show before in 2011.  




Toni Garrn (born July 7, 1992) is a German model. She was discovered by German model agency Modelwerk during the FIFA World Cup 2006 in her hometown Hamburg, and then signed with New York agency Women Management.

Garrn debuted at the Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2008 runway show in New York as an international exclusive. She then went on to be featured in the designer's ad campaign. The following season, she again walked exclusively for Calvin Klein.

She has appeared in Vogue (Paris, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, Spain), Muse, Elle (US, Italy, France), Numéro (France, Tokyo), Glamour (US), Marie-Claire (Italy), Another Magazine,Harper's Bazaar (US), i-D, and on the covers of Tush magazine and V magazine as the eighth ranked model of spring 2008. She also covered the February 2009 edition of Numéro for their #100 issue.[5] She has appeared in campaigns for Calvin KleinPradaVersaceCartier (Fragrance), Jill StuartFendiChloéEmporio ArmaniHugo BossEtroZaraH&MDiorDonna Karan,JOOP!ShiseidoFilippa KGivenchy (Makeup), Max MaraRalph Lauren and Burberry.[4][5]

She walked in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Garrn lives in an apartment in Financial District, Manhattan in New York City with her best friend Ali Stephens.

In April of 2012 she became a Victoria's Secret Angel.


Victoria Secret confirmed it on Twitter.




Barack Obama: Kanye West is a Talented (Donkey) ‘JACKASS’

Barack Obama: Kane West is a Talented (Donkey) 'JACKASS'







President Barack Obama once referred to Kane West as a 'jackass' when in 2009 he stormed the stage on Taylor Swift while she was getting an MTV Award.  At the time he took the mic out of Taylor's hand and announced Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time, referring to Beyonce's "Single Ladies". This sparked a wave of criticism, sending the rapper into seclusion for a year. He did apologize to Taylor.  At the time, in an interview, Barack was asked about the moment and he referred to Kanye as a 'jackass'.


It seems the sentiments haven't changed much as it has been revealed Barack called him a 'jackass' again but mentioned he was a talented and smart one.  David Daniels, of The Atlantic, did an article on Kane West's move back into the spotlight after he left the public following the onstage crash of Taylor Swift at the MTV music awards in 2009.


In the interview, The President said of Kanye:

 “Although I like Kane,” Obama continues, with an easy smile. “He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented.” He is displaying his larger awareness of the question, looking relaxed, cerebral but friendly, alive to the moment, waiting for me to get to the heart of the matter.

“Even though you called him a jackass?,” I ask.
“He is a jackass,” Obama says, in his likable and perfectly balanced modern-professorial voice. “But he’s talented.”
The president was also asked who he preferred Kanye or Jay-Z and he smiled and said Jay-Z.


Calling All Hawaii Artist: The Hawaii Wildlife & Gamebird Contest

Calling All Hawaii Artist: The Hawaii Wildlife & Gamebird Contest



If you are an Hawaiian artist, this could be your chance to get major recognition.  The Department of land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife is seeking entries to an art contest for its 2012-2013 Hawaii Wildlife Conservation Stamp and 2012-2013 Hawaii Game Bird Stamp.



CALL TO ARTISTS - The Hawaii‘i DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife is
seeking submissions of paintings to be selected to create the 2012-2013 Hawai‘i
Wildlife Conservation Stamp and the Hawai‘i Game Bird Stamp, used for state
hunting licenses and available to collectors. Next year’s stamps will feature the
best depiction of one species of game mammal and the best depiction of one
species of game bird, in Hawai‘i habitat. Submissions must be received by May 7,
2012. The winner for each category will receive a maximum stipend of $1,000.
For additional information and contest rules, see the Division’s website at or call 587-4185.


HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry
and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking entries to an art contest for its 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Wildlife
Conservation Stamp and 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Game Bird Stamp.
The Wildlife Conservation Stamp will be required to validate the Hawai‘i State hunting licenses.
A separate Game Bird Stamp will be required for those with licenses intending to hunt game
birds. Productions of the stamps will also be available to wildlife stamp collectors.
The contest announcement and application with all entry information details on required artwork,
rules, terms, and conditions are available on the Division of Forestry & Wildlife website,, or can be obtained at any DOFAW office.
Entries of artwork for the 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation Stamp may depict any game
mammal, and the 2012-2013 Hawai‘i Game Bird Stamp may depict a list of specific game birds
found in the contest announcement. DOFAW encourages submission of photo/print/photocopy
of a completed oil or acrylic painting that depicts the species of each category in the setting of its
typical Hawai‘i habitat or within its range of habitat. Artist who choose to send an original
painting must include $25 for the cost of returning the artwork.
All entries must be received by May 7, 2012. Notification of the winner will be made on
May 11, 2012. Each of the two winners will receive a maximum stipend of $1,000.
Funds from sales of the Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation Stamps go into the state Wildlife
Revolving Fund to support game animal populations and habitat, and to manage hunting in the
state. Activities and projects supported by this fund have included surveys of game bird and
Hawai‛i Wildlife Conservation & Game Bird Stamp Contest
mammal populations; land leasing for hunting; predator control; and maintenance of wildlife
watering units. In addition, planting of native shrubs and trees, controlled burns, removal of
invasive plants, and other wildlife habitat improvement and restoration projects are supported by
these funds.
Questions regarding the contest can be emailed directly to or
directed to 808-587-4185. For official contest rules, visit


American Idol: Joshua Ledet & Jessica Sanchez Wow Again

American Idol: Joshua Ledet & Jessica Sanchez Wow Again



Joshua Ledet and Jessica Sanchez wowed again last night on American Idol. The two, who have been the favorite from the beginning, didn't fail to hold back when it came time to sing.  Joshua Ledet sang "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars.  He received a standing ovation with the judges telling him he has the full package including, the voice and performance.



Not to be outdone, Jessica sang "Stuttering" by Jasmine Sullivan.  Jessica has a natural, powerhouse voice and sang with emotion and a piano accompaniment.  This competition is very fierce and only time will tell who will take home the American Idol crown!




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Kardashian Bedding Kollection: You Can Pay to Sleep Like Kim Khloe Kourtney Kardashian?

Kardashian Bedding Kollection: You Can Pay to Sleep Like Kim Khloe Kourtney Kardashian?




The Kardashian sisters have now released their Kardashian Bedding Kollection.  This comes not recently after releasing their swimsuit kollection. The sisters all talked about their excitement about the bedding kollection:


Kim said via her blog:


Hi dolls we are soooo excited to announce the launch of our Kardashian Kollection home line! It features everything from pillows, throws, blankets and towels to toothbrush holders and shower hooks! My personal favorite is this silver and gray New York bedding! So glam and luxurious, I just want to jump right into this bed, lol!
Head over to to see all of the fabulous new pieces in our home collection! Xo
Khloe said via her blog:
Happy Monday dolls! Kardashian Kollection HOME launched today and my sisters and I could not be more thrilled! It’s been so incredible seeing our Kollection grow and we’re all so proud of this new extension of our brand. We poured our hearts and souls into this project and I personally am just so proud of what we’ve accomplished together. I love every single piece of the HOME Kollection and I know you will too :). It ranges from comforters, to decorative pillows, to bath towels, to soap dishes, to throw blankets — the list goes on!
I just wanted to share a pic of my personal favorite bedding — the Spanish Harlem 4-piece comforter set. Purple of course! LOL. Isn’t it fab?! Can’t wait to hear what you dolls think!
Head over to to see more from Kardashian Kollection HOME! xoxoxo
Kourtney said via her blog:
After months of design meetings with my sisters and the Kardashian Kollection team I can finally reveal our brand new Home line!! Comforters, blankets, towels, pillows, you’ll find it all here!! It has always been a dream of mine to design a home collection, since interior design is one of my passions.
This Desert Dreams bedding set is my absolute favorite. It has our signature leopard print pattern in the sheets and a luxurious silky brown comforter and pillows.
This home collection has been a long time in the making and my sisters and I are so thrilled to finally reveal what we’ve been working on.
You can shop the new collection at Sears and now!







Megan Fox is known for her foxy looks just as much as her fancy tattoos.  The actress covers France's Grazia Magazine May 2012 edition.  The magazine airbrushed her the tattoo located on her right side that is a Nietzsche quote, which reads, "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."  The tattoo was, however, included inside a pictorial in the magazine.  Despite the left off tattoo, Fox steal manages to heat up the mag.  




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The Power of Good Music On the Elderly

The Power of Good Music On the Elderly





The power of music has been documented in many studies as benefiting the mind, body and spirit.  There is no denying this when you see a clicp of an elderly man who is normally quiet and no to responsive.  Music is given to him and he becomes alive!  I encourage you to watch as you may know someone who could benefit from this or in the future someone may  benefit.  It is moving and touching and will one day be used across the world for many patients who may need this.


Huffingtonpost report:


Music's therapeutic benefits have been well documented, but a new film called "Alive Inside" set out to examine just how therapeutic it can be in one community in particular — the elderly.
The film, by Michael Rossato-Bennett, and featuring commentary by social worker Dan Cohen and neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of “Musicophilia,” captures the transformation that takes place when nursing home patients are handed iPods loaded with music from their youth.
"He used to always sit on the unit with his head [down]…he didn't really talk," says caretaker Yvonne Russell of an elderly man introduced in the film as "Henry." Henry's daughter describes the once fun-loving man she knew, who used to sing every chance he got, encouraging his children to sing along, even stopping sometimes to sing and swing around poles.
Her memory is a stark contrast to the Henry we first see in the film, an old man who's been in the home for ten years and who now sits hunched over in his chair, incapable of answering questions beyond a yes or no.
But when Cohen and Sacks put their Music & Memory theory to the test, handing Henry and other patients suffering from degenerative diseases an iPod full of music, a different person emerges.
"Immediately he lights up. His face assumes expression, his eyes open wide…he's being animated by the music," Sacks says, describing Henry's reaction. He can even engage in dialogue with an interviewer who asks about the effect the music has on him.
"It gives me the feeling of love, of romance. I figure right now the world needs to come into music, singing. You’ve got beautiful music here," Henry says, before breaking into a version of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" by an artist he says is one of his favorite — Cab Calloway.
The documentary's findings are not unlike previous ones. In 2010, researchers at Boston University found that music can not only arouse dormant memories, but may also help people with dementia retain new information.
Another study published last year revealed that lifelong musical training can actually offset some of the deleterious effects of aging, including memory loss and difficulty hearing speech.
Cohen’s Music & Memory organization is soliciting donations of used and new iPods to put music in the hands of nursing home patients across the country. His documentary “Alive Inside” is slated to premiere on April 18 at the Rubin Museum in New York.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article attributed the film to Cohen and Sacks, and while they are participants in the film and Cohen initiated the iPod project, the director of the film is Michael Rossato-Bennett.