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Poveglia Island

Poveglia Island - Most Haunted Place. Poveglia is a small island in Italy. This island has a very dark and sad history. Poveglia island was used as a dumping ground for plague victims when black plague spread throughout Europe.


Victoria Lindsay Beating Video

Victoria Lindsay is the victim of a vicious attack by her classmates, who took turns beating her and filmed the entire incident for YouTube. The 16-year-old cheerleader at Mulberry High in Lakeland, Florida, was targeted because of "trash talking" on MySpace and text messages.

Cheerleader Beating
The video, intended for posting on MySpace and YouTube, (scroll down to see the graphic video footage) shows the aftermath of a 30 minute ambush and beat down. As it starts, Victoria is being punched in the face by April Cooper, the 14-year-old leader of the group of 8 teens (6 girls and 2 boys) who attacked her. Why so vicious? April explains, "That's what you get, mother******!"

Victoria tries to get off the sofa and escape through the door, but April blocks her exit after another girl lands a couple hits in. The cameragirl provides running commentary on each hit, "Oh yeah, baby! Oh yeah!"

As April resumes her beat down, another girl (you can't make this up) says, "Don't hit the shelf!" Worried about furniture damage, April backs off a little and gets into a short discussion on fairness with Victoria. During the entire attack, Victoria never fights back.

Blame MySpace
According to the Polk County Sheriff's affadavit, the six girls involved were April Cooper (14-years-old), Britney Mayes (17), Cara Murphy (16), Brittini Hardcastle, Kayla Hassell (15) and Mercades Nichols. Two boys, Zachary Ashley (17) and Stephen Schumaker (18), provided cover while the girls delivered the beat down. Do they feel any remorse for what they did?

Following their arrests the girls joked in a holding cell. One asked if she would be able to make it to cheerleading practice the next day, while several others joked that they wouldn't be making it back to the beach anytime soon, he said.

"They seemed to have absolutely no remorse at all," Judd said. "They were just going to beat her. And beat her they did."

According to her father, Patrick Lindsay, Victoria, the victim, had a "history of anger problems" and was even put on probation after a fight with her mother. Of course, he blames MySpace for the beating: "As fair as I am concerned, MySpace is the anti-Christ for children."

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Bad Girls Club's Cordella 'Nikki Carlisle' Reveals she did porn

Cordella reveal in an episode that she did porn, this prompted some cast members to google her to view how ‘she gets down’. This wasn’t really a surprise to me, I don’t know, maybe I had a feeling that she had some bones in her closet. Here's a link to View

Raised in an affluent Connecticut community and never part of the ‘in-crowd,’ Cordelia rebelled with partying and guys. She says she wasn’t very popular in high school and after her parents divorced, she got involved with a fast crowd that led her to a wild lifestyle. Cordelia is stripping to pay for school, and she aspires to be a lawyer. She’s engaged to a nice guy named Taylor, but questions whether she is ready to get married and commit to him.

The Bad Girls Club Season 2 brings seven self-proclaimed ‘bad girls’ together in a beautiful Los Angeles mansion. The cast, who range in age from 21 to 26, recognize that their outrageous behavior has hindered their relationships, careers and lives. These women have issues with anger, trust and control, and claim they want to change. Will living together help them move forward and turn their lives around


Bill Buckner Throws Out First Pitch at Red Sox Opening Day

Now that Boston has won two World Series in the last four years, Red Sox Nation was finally ready to forgive Bill Buckner.

That's at least the way it seemed this afternoon, when the former first baseman who infamously let Mookie Wilson's ground ball slip under his glove allowing the game winning run to score for Mets, forcing a Game 7 that New York would eventually win. Buckner was brought in after the Red Sox had paid tribute to all the Boston sports legends.

Either way, it was a nice gesture and Buckner sure was appreciative.

"[It was] probably about as emotional as it could get," Buckner said. "A lot of thoughts [were] going through my mind. I wish I didn't have to walk all the way from left field, too many things. But just good thoughts, which is a nice thing."

His long walk seemed a big awkward at the time, almost as if he was ashamed to have been brought with actual sports legends from Boston, but perhaps he was just soaking the moment in as best he could.

So let's see, is Steve Bartman going to throw out the first pitch after the Cubs win it all?

(and no, I wasn't able to write that with a straight face)

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Georgia's Humphrey Prepares For WNBA Draft

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia's Tasha Humphrey is one of 20 top collegiate players who will be on hand for the WNBA Draft, which will be held in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The draft will be televised live on ESPN2.
Humphrey wrapped up her collegiate career with the Lady Bulldogs ranked No. 2 and No. 4 on the school's career leaders ledgers for points and rebounds, respectively. She holds the Georgia records for career free throws attempted and made and also ranks among the Lady Dogs' top-10 career leaders in games started, field goals made, field goals attempted and blocked shots.

Humphrey, a 6-3, forward from Gainesville, Ga., was named All-America each of her four seasons at Georgia. She also was tabbed first-team All-SEC four times by both league coaches and the Associated Press, one of only three players in SEC history to accomplish that feat.

Humphrey took part in the WNBA combine last Friday and Saturday in Tampa and is expected to be a first-round pick.

Humphrey will become the latest in a long line of Georgia stars to go one to play in the WNBA. All told, 18 former Lady Bulldogs have played in the league, including eight during the 2007 campaign. Georgia has produced seven first-round draft picks in the last seven years alone. Headlining that group are Deanna Nolan, a perennial All-Star and MVP of the 2006 WNBA Finals for the Detroit Shock, and Kelly Miller, starting point guard for the 2007 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury.


Second straight title is perfect end to Parker's college career

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tennessee's Candace Parker sat down at her locker in a cramped but happy Tennessee dressing room Tuesday night and winced when the ice was headed her way.

On the knees and on the shoulder, trainer Jenny Moshak ordered.

Parker pleaded, "Please, not now. Or … could it be just on the knees?"

Moshak shook her head, grinning, "Nope, on both. Shoulder, too. This is why you love me."

So the bag of ice was taped to Parker's left shoulder, the one that had dislocated twice in the Elite Eight just a week previously when Tennessee beat Texas A&M. Parker had come back and played in that game. She played in Tampa, Fla. She was the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player again.

And she's part of another championship team. In a 64-48 victory over Stanford, Parker had 17 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Oh, and there was that effortless-looking behind-the-back dribble after one of her steals. Not a show-off play at all, but rather the exact right move to keep possession while pushing the ball back down the court. Not a move a whole lot of players could make, let alone as gracefully as Parker did it.

Now, her next move is to the pro ranks. And you can expect she will make that look just as easy -- even if it's anything but. Tuesday was the perfect farewell for her college career.

"It's been a great feeling," Parker said. "To have all my family here watching me play for the first time, all of them here, for my last game. Just walking off the court, looking down at Tennessee on my chest -- you know, it's very emotional. But my years here at Tennessee have been great, and all good things must come to an end eventually."

Three years ago, Parker sat in another locker room in Indianapolis after seeing her team lose a 16-point lead in the national semifinals to Michigan State. She had to watch then. She was the superstar recruit, the freshman everyone couldn't wait to see … but we had to wait. A knee injury put her college debut on hold for a year.

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Candace Parker had 17 points on 5-for-10 shooting, as well as nine rebounds and four steals Tuesday en route to Final Four most outstanding player honors for the second straight year.

Parker has played three college seasons and won NCAA titles in two of them. Her first year, 2006, Tennessee fell in the regional final. Basically, ultimate success is what Parker had gotten used to expecting from herself.

And even with an aching shoulder, she was not going to slow down. Or even consider it.

"My shoulder is … you know, it's sore," she acknowledged. "I always said I was just going to get to [the championship game] and deal with it after that. But obviously it's really sore, and I'm going to have to get it looked at after this and go from there. But I mean, a national championship -- it heals it up."

Parker's situation is a lot like that of Connecticut's Diana Taurasi four years ago. In 2004, Taurasi celebrated a national championship, was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, started her professional career and then played in the Olympics. There was barely time for her to take a breath.

It will be the same thing for Parker. Although since the draft is now the day after the championship game, Parker has mere hours to revel in the championship before holding up her new WNBA jersey for the cameras. Even so, she is determined to not let this "moment" be fleeting.

"One day at a time, that's how I operate," she said. "Obviously, I'm going to enjoy this championship. I'm not going to rush through this because it's something you may not experience ever again in life. I'm just really excited to be here and to have won, and have to deal with the crazy schedule."

Sometimes, Tennessee players can make everything seem so business-like that you can slip into thinking that they don't have as much emotion wrapped up in this as perhaps some other teams. But that's not it. It's just that they seem able to process those emotions differently. The program is run like a business, in a good way. Tennessee has the best of everything it needs to contend annually -- from its facilities to its administration to its coaching to its support staff.

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Candace Parker and Pat Summitt combined to produce two titles in as many years for Tennessee.

The attitude is, "We are here to win it all. Expect to do it."

Parker said, "We always joke about Ricky Bobby and 'Talladega Nights' -- that if you ain't first, you're last.

"We're like, 'We don't want to come out here and have a national championship slip out of our hands.' We watched the Memphis-Kansas [men's NCAA title] game, and we realized it's not over until it says zero-zero-zero."

Well … in a lot of ways, this women's championship game was over before the clock ran out. Tennessee controlled the tempo, seemed a step quicker all evening, put the clamps on Stanford's offense. And Tennessee had Parker.

She has a season of eligibility left … but she has been at Tennessee for four years. She will graduate this spring. She's ready for the next step, even if it's hard to say good-bye.

"I've cried with Candace before. On senior night, I could hardly look at her," Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said. "The one thing that keeps going through my mind is how special it has been, and how much I appreciate the fact that she chose Tennessee."


Russell Brand shares past with drugs, brothels

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Russell Brand shares past with drugs, brothels

By Ruben V. Nepales
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:08:00 04/04/2008

LOS ANGELES, California—We continue our piece on Russell Brand, who is virtually an unknown outside England, but we predict that the comedian, controversial radio and TV host, columnist and book author will soon be enjoying international stardom.

Thanks to his scene-stealing performance as a lustful British rocker in the bawdy comedy, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Russell makes his first big step toward fame beyond Britain’s shores.

The multi-talented performer is also busy preparing the film adaptation of his best-selling autobiographical book, “My Booky Wook,” about his early life of drugs and brothels.


Russell arrived at the press con with his trademark teased-up long hair. Soon after, he had the reporters in stitches with his outlandish wit. He parried questions with humor and intelligence—including one from our French colleague, who openly admired the British actor’s unabashed sexuality in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” Excerpts:

From the journalist from France: “As a Frenchman, I was jealous to see the kind of sexuality coming from you in the movie. Where does it come from? I asked you this because it’s rare to see a Briton so comfortable with his sexuality.”

It certainly isn’t from my native England, where sexuality is repressed at birth. I had to nurture my sexuality as a young man on London’s cruel streets, lit only by gaslight, fearing the Ripper’s knife at every turn, but I stayed steadfast and developed what I think is one of the most delightful sexualities on earth.

Yes, it may be ambiguous, but it’s definitely heterosexual. It must be baffling for you as a Frenchman to see an Englishman so comfortable with his own genitals. I’m a one-off. The rest of England is still very much about repression and cups of tea.

Initial intention

How did you start in show business?

My initial intention was to become a serious Method actor, very much in the vein of James Dean or Robert De Niro. When I trained at the Drama Centre London, one of the finest institutions for acting, which has produced such wonderful performers as Colin Firth, Paul Bettany and Pierce Brosnan, I had intentions of becoming a serious dramatic actor. However, people incessantly chuckled at me regardless of how serious I was. When I played Macbeth, people scoffed throughout. Eventually, I had to become a comedian, simply because my life is a joke.

Stand-up comedy grants you autonomy. You’re not waiting for the phone to ring. In England, there’s good machinery for processing stand-up comedic talent. You can perform in front of 30 people in pubs.

Why is your life a joke?

I feel imprisoned by self-obsession and relentless embarrassment. I thought the embarrassment might abate when I became famous and wealthy in my own country, but this has not occurred. I misjudge people and myself, and I misjudge the timber of a conversation.

Ricky Gervais called me up once to befriend me. I inadvertently told him about a brothel in his hometown of Reading. He didn’t call again for several months.

Consumerist obsessions

What do you take seriously?

Love, spiritual unity, and the acceptance that life is transient and meaningless but for love, and that we’re all one. We must no longer be enslaved by the material world, convoluted and misdirected into consumerist obsessions. These things I take seriously. But, the most serious thing of all is comedy.

Yet, you’re wearing all this jewelry…

I feel that I’ve not yet reached enlightenment. To dress in robes would be disingenuous. So, for now, I decorate myself in baubles and trinkets like a living magpie or jackdaw forever robbing balls from windowsills.

Day will come when I can put aside these material things. Only love is important, but you can only exist within the context that you find yourself in. I’m a comedian. My dream is to become as ubiquitous in the US as I am in the United Kingdom.

How did Judd Apatow cast you in this movie?

Adam Sandler, the great American comic actor, guested on a chat show that I did in the UK. We got on very well. After the interview, Adam asked, “Would you be interested to appear in films?” I said I would love that very much. It sounded like an exciting way to pass time until your inevitable death—not Adam Sandler’s inevitable death, but my own, although I believe that Adam is mortal too.

English author

So, Adam and his agent took my manager and me to the United States. We met heads of studios, and Judd was one of the people we met. They happened to be casting for the part of an English author in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” They were kind enough to rewrite the part to suit my aesthetics and abilities.

It’s unusual for such a young man like you to write an autobiography.

It would have been presumptuous had I not been offered an enormous advance. Once the advance had been offered, it seemed financially necessary to write the book. This doesn’t mean that I see my life as being over. It has just begun, but it was also a lovely opportunity. I’ve had a difficult past which, in many ways, I’m not proud of. I was a drug addict. I had a difficult early life wrapped in petty crime. Writing this book was a good way to draw a line under that difficult period.

The book also afforded me the opportunity to make a film about it with Michael Winterbottom, the English filmmaker who won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival. I’ve already written the first draft, and I will be playing myself. They said, “Do you want someone else to play you?” I answered, “No, I actually lived this life. Then, it becomes a film—and someone else gets to do it?” That doesn’t sound right. I’m in it for the glamour, which I recognize is transient.

Which character are you playing in the new Disney film, “Bedtime Stories”?

I have scenes with Adam Sandler as his sidekick. His character tells stories to his nephews, and those fantastic realms of his imagination spill over into the quotidian. I’m grimier in it than I am in real life, not nearly so well-groomed and probably not such a sexual opportunist, because it’s a family film. That family is not the Mansons.


Is fame exactly what you hoped it would be?

I have deep love for the art of comedy, and if I knew that for the rest of my life I would be performing in pubs, in front of 30 people for 50 quid a night, I would happily spend the rest of my life doing that! But, I would also spend 50 pounds on heroin to anesthetize me through a terrifying life of obscurity.

Fame was initially attractive to me for self-validation and for my self-esteem—and perhaps, in our early lives, we feel that we don’t get enough attention. We seek it externally and, while it’s ultimately vapid and vacuous, to be famous is quite good fun! People ask, “Are you sure you want to be famous? You won’t be able to go to the supermarket.” But, I don’t want to go to the supermarket—it’s horrible and cold. I can stay indoors with my fame!

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