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on June 30, 2011

BET Awards Malfunction, Makes Everyone Look Idiotic

Once again Chris Brown and Rihanna find themselves in the middle of a controversy stemming from a technical malfunction with the Coke Viewer’s Choice Award at the BET awards last week; only this time neither party was at fault.

The history between Chris Brown and Rihanna is well-known: Brown plead guilty and was convicted in an assault case involving his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. But this weekend’s controversy was of a different kind than their past troubles.

Tiffany Green, winner of the “Your World, Our World Contest” won the honor to present the Coke Viewers’ Choice Award at this year’s BET Awards, which celebrates African Americans and other minorities in music.  This year’s Viewer’s Choice award was supposed to be announced on the new HTC EVO 4G Tablet, which was supposed to be a pretty creative product placement. And it would have been if it had worked. Green came out on stage with Terrence and Rosci (cohosts of the BET show ’106 & Park’) to present the award. Green had the tablet in hand and was doing great reading her lines, up until it came time to read the winner. Green looked at the tablet and then up at the teleprompter with what has been described as a ‘deer in headlights’ look.

The tablet said Chris Brown, but the teleprompter said the winner was Rihanna.

Green announced the winner as Chris Brown, but immediately corrected herself and apologized and then said the winner was in fact Rihanna for the song “What’s My Name?” Terrence then corrected poor confused Tiffany Green and told the audience that the winner was actually Drake, the featured artist in the supposed winning video. Drake, who incidentally wasn’t named on either tablet or teleprompter, accepted the award admitting it was an “awkward” moment.

Later on awards show attendees got an extra treat; it turns out the tablet had been right after all.

At the end of the show, announcers brought Chris Brown back up on stage, and announced that he was the correct winner of the Coke Viewers’ Choice Award. The BET host Kevin Hart blamed the whole thing on human error on the part of the BET producers.

VIDEO: Fan Tiffany Green Screws Up BET Award Names, Chris Brown VS. Rihanna! [TekniqueTheKingpin.com]

Tiffany Green the winner of the “Your World, Our World Contest,” presenting the Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award at the BET Awards Show.

After going back stage, Tiffany Green tweeted: “Bawling backstage,They totally f****d me up. … The tablet f****n said CHRIS BROWN….the TELEPROMPTER said Rihanna. What the F**K?????? Goin home.”

Programming Executive, Stephen Hill admitted to the error.  He tweeted that the human error was his fault, and apologized to those that were affected by his mistake.He certainly did keep viewers and announcers on their toes Saturday night, not to mention causing emotional trauma to Tiffany Green and adding more potential fuel to the fire between Chris Brown and Rihanna.

This guest post is by Edwin Daniels who blogs at USdish. You can also follow him on Twitter: @Edandish.

by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 25, 2011
by THECOUNT.COM "News You Can Count On!"
on June 25, 2011

Woman Springs to Life at Own Funeral

Screen shot 2011 06 25 at 11.18.22 AM Woman Springs to Life at Own FuneralA 49 year old Russian woman by the name of Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, was mistakenly declared ‘deceased’ by doctors, after suffering from a heart attack last week.

At her funeral service that was held this week in Kazan, she suddenly woke up in a coffin, surrounded by her crying relatives and friends. She started screaming after realizing she was about to be buried alive. Her husband Fagili said, “Her eyes fluttered and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital but she only lived for another 12 minutes.”

Whilst Fagili wants to sue the doctors for this horrible mistake, officials are investigating what went wrong.

See photos and full story HERE

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on June 25, 2011
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on June 21, 2011

Ryan Dunn Died How He Lived

When your claim to fame hinges on the fact that you once shoved a Matchbox car up your rectum to have a little fun with an x-ray technician, then you leave none of us surprised when we read of your head-on crash into an immovable tree.

Many of you are no doubt familiar with Ryan Dunn. He was a regular fixture on Johnny Knoxville’s creation, Jackass. Known for performing some of the most dangerous antics ever performed on a show filled with jackasses, no one familiar with Dunn, his friends, and his lifestyle could possibly have been surprised to learn yesterday that his Porsche sailed over a guardrail, pin-balled through a few trees, slamming head-on into one of those trees, and ultimately exploded into flames sometime around 2:30 yesterday morning.

Images of his mangled, damaged and charred Porsche were released by the associated press, and it is no small wonder that Dunn’s body was only identifiable by his tattoos. His companion in the car has yet to be identified.

At this point cops haven’t said much beyond excessive speed, but Dunn had been Barnaby’s of America in West Chester, Pennsylvania just prior to the crash. Witnesses would like us to know he only had “3 Miller Lites and 3 “girly shots” between 10:30 P.M. and 2:10 A.M. but was not too drunk to drive”.  Who among us will be surprised when we learn differently?

As shocking and sad as this news is for fans of the series or the genre, it is hardly surprising.

After all, Dunn got his start online with a group called, Camp Kill Yourself. The CKY crew would post videos of themselves doing Jackass-like stunts in West Chester, Pa. These included kicking footballs at cars, jumping off bridges, etc. In fact, the video that landed him a spot on Jackass was of him riding his bike straight into a car hood.

It really was just a matter of time till the line between internet stunt and reality blurred.

And while decorum and good taste prevent me from bagging on the newly deceased, I don’t feel enough people are commenting on the fact that he took someone out with him, and that they were on a public road.

Dunn brought a lot of laughter to a lot of people, and that is all well and good when you are off apart from the rest of us. Goodness knows I could care less what you stick up your butt, how many times you get shot in the face with a beanbag gun, or how many ways you can get tossed by a giant slingshot. But if you take this callous attitude towards life with you behind the wheel, you lose any chance at sympathy.

This guest post is by Edwin Daniels who blogs at USdish. You can also follow him on Twitter: @Edandish.

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on June 16, 2011

Playboy Hugh Hefner Calls Off Wedding

Hugh Hefner has called off his wedding to Crystal Harris stating, “the wedding is off, Crystal has had a change of heart.”

The couple, engaged on Christmas Eve last year, reportedly had an argument over the weekend. According to TMZ, Harris has moved out of the Playboy mansion and has cancelled Saturday’s nuptials.

However, according to Crystal’s rep, “The breakup was amicable. Crystal will now be focusing on her music career, and her new single ‘Club Queen’, which was released Tuesday.

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on June 14, 2011

Love Gone, Entrepreneur Found: 11-year-old Megan Kent

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For the last several years, the grim statistics about divorce have yielded sad stories about the children affected by the breaking up of the home, and the negative futures they often face as a result.

If there is a ray of hope…Megan Kent is it.

When Megan’s parents divorced, she channeled the emotions she felt into an entrepreneurial project- Love Gone Apparel. Aptly named, because, as she put it, her parents “love was gone”, LGA produces edgy t-shirts that appeal to all ages.

I spoke with Megan recently, to get some insight into this pre-teen’s philosophy:

The Mission:

“My mission with Love Gone Apparel is to get it known really well, as in getting an interview, perhaps with Ellen Degeneres. Since a lot of people watch that show, I think that would get us a lot of exposure.”

And exposure she IS getting. Megan has done several high-profile interviews lately, and been an encouragement to other young girls going through hardships.

The Difference:

“Love Gone Apparel is different from other “rock and roll” brands like Ed Hardy, because the designs are more delicate and subtle. Also, since LGA is founded by an 11-year-old old girl, the artwork comes from a different viewpoint.”

LGA is edgy without being over-the-top. The t-shirts wear as well at a concert as do at the grocery store.

The Designs:

“I go to the mall a lot, and I see designs that I really like… I talk about them with  my design partner and we come up with ideas together.”

True! She is always looking for new ideas, as the ever-evolving inventory on their site attests!

The Future- Personally:

” In the future i want to go to college,  and  I’m not sure exactly what  I want to do in there,  but I do want to pursue acting and have my own clothing line.”

One down….

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” I’d like to add to LGA…Well pretty much anything that we are not doing yet,  or designing, like jeans, jackets, shorts, etc.!”

(Jacket for me, please…:)

The Inspiration:

“What inspires me is people that were pretty much poor but have amazing talent who become huge successes.”

Megan on Megan:

“My best quality is coming up with ideas about companies, doing gymnastics, and surfing. My worst quality is sometimes I feel stress, and I take it out on others.”

Like most young people her age, Megan is resilient and optimistic, and it is a credit to her that she chose a positive outlet for her feelings in a difficult time-  to be an inspiration to other young girls in the face of adversity.  Love Gone Apparel is the physical representation of the famous quote, “Beauty for ashes.”

To support that spirit, and get yourself a cool shirt, visit Love Gone Apparel HERE.

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on June 6, 2011

Rep. Weiner Admits Yfrog Pic Was His

Rep, Anthony Weiner, admitted the Tweet of a dong heard around the world was in fact his wiener. Here is what the good representative had to say…

“Last Friday night I tweeted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted it to Twitter, I panicked, I took it down and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake.”

“I am so sorry to have disrupted her life in this way. To be clear, the picture was of me and I sent it. I am deeply sorry for the pain this has caused my wife Huma and our family, and my constituents, my friends, supporters and staff. In addition over the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, email, and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online. I have exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years. For the most part, these communications took place before my marriage, though some have sadly took place after. To be clear, I have never met any of these women or have had any physical relationships at any time.”

 

 

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on June 6, 2011