LeBron James to be Current ‘Youngest’ to Score 20,000 Points
by Brandon Brown | Jan. 16, 2013 9:25 AM EST
Who’s the youngest to score 20,000 points before turning 30 and is set to make NBA history?
LeBron James, 28, will be the youngest to hit the 20,000 point milestone before turning 30. The Miami Heat forward will be 28 years, 17 days old on Wednesday.
James’ next chance to reach the milestone is Wednesday when the Miami Heat champions play against the Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.
The three-time MVP is only 18 points shy of becoming the 38th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
- LeBron James about to be youngest to score 20,000 points (suntimes.com)
- LeBron about to become youngest to score 20,000 (mysanantonio.com)
- LeBron about to become youngest to score 20,000 (nbcsports.msnbc.com)
- Miami Heat’s LeBron James reflects on his Sacramento history (miamiherald.com)
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Mariah Carey Speaks On ‘Idol’ Feud with Nicki Minaj
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Season 12 of “American Idol” is premiering January 16, 2013 and viewers are excited to see what’s in store.
Leaked footage of the October incident between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj has brought speculation. In a recent ABC News interview with Barbara Walters, Carey shared her feelings on the entire incident. The producer of the leaked video has not yet been identified.
“I told them, I’m not f—ing putting up with her f—ing highness over there,” Minaj said in the video. “I’m not going to take it back, and if you’ve got a f***ing problem, handle it.”
“It felt like an unsafe work environment,” Carey said during the interview. Earlier reports alleged Minaj threatened Carey with a gun. ” I did hire more security. I felt it was the appropriate thing to do.”
Carey has admitted to not expecting there to be the another female judge there on the panel.
Further along, Walters then asked her if lyrics in the Nicki Minaj song, “Hell Yea,” were aimed at her. “I’ll take it, sign on the dotted line/ But I’m quick to check a bitch if she’s outta line … Why these bums so mad that the queen on Idol?” the self-proclaimed Queen Minaj raps on the song.
“Are you the ‘bitch’ she’s singing about?” asked Walters.
“Don’t know,” Carey replied. She appeared uninterested and bored when asked about Minaj, who also has scored hits. “Don’t know what she sang. Didn’t know she sang, I thought she rapped, or whatever.”
Carey was recently quoted in the Hollywood Reporter saying, “Sometimes things get heated for their own reasons. I don’t think the panel has an issue.
- Mariah Carey Talks to Barbara Walters About American Idol Nicki Minaj Fued (binsidetv.net)
- Mariah Carey: I Didn’t Know Nicki Minaj Sang (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mariah Carey Confirms $18 Million Payday to Barbara Walters (getmybuzzup.com)
- Mariah Carey Has Increased Security In Idol Feud (fox2now.com)
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Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss get engaged
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Jan. 4, 2013 – Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson and longtime girlfriend Jeanie Buss, Lakers executive vice president, finally made it official by getting engaged.
Over the Christmas holiday, the 11-time NBA champion coach popped the question to his longtime girlfriend.
Jeanie Buss, whose family owns the Lakers announced the engagement Thursday night. Jackson, 69, and Buss, 51, live together and have been together since 1999.
“I’m beyond happy,” Buss told ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I really didn’t want it to be news, but I knew people who followed me on Twitter cared about it and I’ve been wearing the ring since Christmas.”
Buss posted a photo of a diamond ring on her Twitter account.
Jackson, who retired in 2011, said the possibilities of returning to coaching are “slim and none.”
- PBT: Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss finally engaged (probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Buss tweets engagement to Jackson, shows off ring (utsandiego.com)
- Phil Jackson finally gave a ring to Jeanie Buss – they’re engaged (probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com)
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The Guide to Using Siri
by: Brandon Brown | Dec. 31, 2012
Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, has become another one of Apple’s greatest inventions. Siri understands natural language so it makes using it even more easier. Siri has become an integral part of iOS. The software adapts to the user’s individual preferences and personalizes the results. That means, the more you use Siri, the better it will become with assisting you.
There’s a wide things that Siri can do, such as: scheduling appointments, checking stocks, creating and updating notes, playing and/or controlling music, searching the web, finding movie information, finding restaurants nearby, launching apps and checking the weather.
If you like using Siri and want to utilize it to the fullest extent, then check out iMore’s ultimate guide to Siri. This handy little guide will assist you with getting even more out of Siri. The guide also covers every possible feature of using Siri, from asking for information to completing tasks and launching apps.
The guide begins with several sections on setting up and configuring Siri. This is truly a valuable guide in getting the most out of Siri and enabling you to use Siri like a pro!
- How To Search Through Notes With Siri (appadvice.com)
- How to search Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and Wolfram|Alpha using Siri (imore.com)
- How To Make Restaurant Reservations With Siri (appadvice.com)
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Simon Cowell Confirms Dating Carmen Electra
by Brandon Brown | Dec. 20, 2012 4:20 PM ET
When it comes to mogul Simon Cowell, Carmen Electra’s definitely got talent.
The pair had been spotted together numerous times and rumors began to spark until Cowell, 53, made it publicly official.
The “X-Factor” judge called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest, for an interview. Ryan Seacrest asked if Carmen, 40, was his girlfriend. “She’s not my girlfriend,” said Cowell. “We’re just two people who date.”
Electra, who was previously married to Dennis Rodman and Dave Navarro, was “distracted” by former “American Idol” judge’s shirt. Apparently Electra, a former Pussycat Doll, wasn’t the only one “distracted.”
Simon Cowell is known for his roles as a talent judge on TV.
“He’s actually a sweetheart,” she told Access Hollywood in November. “I really like him.”
Cowell, who has never married, was previously engaged to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy and Electra ended her four-year engagement to rocker Robert Patterson.
- Ladies Man Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’-Style Auditions to Find the Perfect Woman (PHOTOS) (celebuzz.com)
- Carmen Electra on Rumored Fling With Simon Cowell (5min.com)
- Carmen Electra’s ex says Cowell is ‘great’ for her (contactmusic.com)
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‘Return of the Hurricane’
by Brandon Brown | Dec. 13, 2012
Mr. “Halle Berry (She’s Fine)” himself doesn’t have time for the “shenanigans” or the “fake beefs” in the rap game.
Starting in the game as a minor, Chris Dooley, Jr, better known as “Hurricane Chris” drops his newest single, “Stick Up.”
Chris, 23, is back with a few things on his mind. He’s now running his own show!
Hurricane Chris was signed to J Records in 2004, with the help of producer, Mr. Collipark. Chris’ debut studio album, 51/50 Ratchet released in 2007. With hit singles like “A Bay Bay and Hand Clap.” The album sold 26,000 copies in its first week and peaked at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums.
Although dropped from J Records in 2010, it didn’t stop his rap hustle. Chris went on to develop his own team, followed by his own label.
In the official “Stick Up” video, he speaks about his absence from hip hop, who he really is, what he has up next, and his feelings about other rappers in the game.
“I had to back up for a second and plan and strategize,” said Chris. “This time you gone get to see what I’m really about and who I am as a person.”
With him working on a new album and releasing a new mixtape, Caniac, on Jan. 2, this Shreveport, Louisiana native will show everyone what he’s been up to and why he’s now ready to heat the streets up.
Check out the video!
Follow at @HurricaneChris6.
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‘TRANSFORMERS’ EX-STAR, SHIA LABEOUF, HEADS TO BROADWAY
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Dec. 12, 2012 – Shia LaBeouf is ready to transform – into a Broadway star.
Opening night is set for April 7 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
- Shia LaBeouf to make Broadway debut this spring (cnsnews.com)
- Shia LaBeouf to make Broadway debut opposite Alec Baldwin (popwatch.ew.com)
- Shia LaBeouf to Star Opposite Alec Baldwin in ‘Orphans’ on Broadway (artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com)
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