Friday, April 29, 2016

Relax and Laugh with the PICs ... The Dad baby swap pictures are 'HILARIOUS'

Face-swapping seems to be all of the rage, and it is causing many interesting trends on the web. We think that this trend is the most outrageously funny.
# 1  You may recognize this duo !
#2. The expressions are too good.
#3. Cheese
#4. We appreciate the tacky nipple ring.
#5. Too cute.
#6. Presidential face swap! It's former President Bush  ya'll
#7. It appears as though someone is dozing off…
#8. Or just plain old asleep.
#9. Grandpa style?

#10. Grandpa, you look so young!

Relax and Laugh with the PICs ... The Dad baby swap pictures are 'HILARIOUS'

Face-swapping seems to be all of the rage, and it is causing many interesting trends on the web. We think that this trend is the most outrageously funny.
#11. The facial hair adds so much to this one.
#12. Like father, like son.
#13. Trippy.
#14. Drool = classy.
#15. Not even sure what to say about this one.
#16. How hipster.
#17. Looks like your dad is more interested in your baby food than you are.
#18. LOL

#19. Daddy is tired of your crap.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How Did Prince’s Sister End Up Living Such A Horrible Life? She Explains

Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson; inset photo: Prince
At first glance of Tyka Nelson’s story, some would probably think that she was a little off of her rocker. She is the younger sister of Prince; she declined Prince’s help for her singing career; she used to carry around a stuffed dinosaur named Jazz and do interviews with the dinosaur on a leash claiming that he made her feel safe; and she once publicly admitted to having an imaginary lover named Marc Anthony.
The fact is that Tyka isn’t necessarily crazy, but was battling many inner struggles throughout the years that ultimately led her to drug addiction and to prostitution.

In 2003, Tyka Nelson did an interview with the National Enquirer that raised many eyebrows after she revealed why she was selling her body and she made some pretty rough claims about her big brother, Prince. Here’s what was reported in 2003:

‘Prince’s younger sister is a recovering crack addict who sold her body to support two sons while her brother lived in luxury.

Tyka Nelson 43, says the rock star has helped her financially at times, and he recently enrolled her in the drug rehap program that’s kept her clean and sober for months.

But at other times, 45 year-old Prince has turned his back on her, Tyka said…
“I love my brother,” she told the ENQUIRER in an exclusive interview. “But I’m not a yo-yo. He can’t just keep spinning me in and out of his life.

Prince and his sister spent their early years together in northern Minneapolis before Tyka’s life spun out of control. While Prince was building a musical empire and earning millions, Tyka was often homeless, working as a prostitute.

“I was a single mother and my boys were babies,” Tyka recalled. “I sold my body for food, money and pampers.”


Tyka said her lowest point came three years ago, when she was living in a crack house. “I pawned the car Prince had given me and sold the kids’ TV for drugs,” she told The ENQUIRER.

In April, Prince entered her into an expensive rehab program.
“I relapsed once, but I’ve been clean for three months now,” she said. “It’s the longest I’ve been sober and drug-free in years.”
All too often we hear about siblings of superstars, who are in really jacked up positions in their lives, while their celebrity sibling is soaring in their careers. It’s typically because watching their sibling reach heights that they will never reach is sometimes too much for them to bear and they hate having to live in their sibling’s shadow. So is it Prince’s fault that his sister had trouble living in his shadow and ultimately became addicted to crack cocaine? NO, not at all. But Tyka’s predicament could be due to something that she could have been lacking long before Prince was ever a superstar.

In fact, Tyka admitted that she had very low self esteem as a child and that Prince would try to talk to her about it sometimes, to no avail though.
Tyka’s pain of watching her brother succeed also probably stings a little bit harder than normal because she was trying to get her career crackin’ at the same time he was, but she didn’t have the success he had at it. Here’s what People Magazine reported in a 1998 interview Tyka did:

‘After graduating from Minneapolis’ North High, Tyka packed some songs and headed for California. “It was the same year [1977] Prince got his record deal,” she says. “I thought I’d be a star. I met Jimmy Durante’s piano tuner. That’s as close as I got to the stars.”

Returning to Minneapolis, Tyka spent a year in college studying art and psychology. While working as a bank teller, she became pregnant by a former classmate. Never married, she won’t reveal her sons’ father’s name, saying only that he left when she was pregnant with their second son and, unlike Uncle Prince, who always remembers the boys’ birthdays, rarely calls.

“Inside of me, it was like my soul and what I had to do to feed my family was always split,” Tyka says. “I was writing lyrics while I was supposed to be working. I’d look up and there’s my supervisor.”‘

As far as we know, Tyka Nelson is still trying to nurture her singing career without the help of her big brother, who clearly loves her very much. She is 55 years young and has released six albums throughout her career. She has totally changed her life around and is a devoted Christian as well. We’re not sure what the future holds for her singing career, but we wish her the best with it. Tyka’s ambition to still keep striving for her goals and for her sobriety is very inspiring and we respect her for being able to be so open about her trials and her triumphs.

Stay tune ... this is getting interesting ..................

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Prince's sister says musician had no will, files to become estate executor

 Variety      MAANE KHATCHATOURIAN      Apr 26th 2016 

Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, said the music icon had no known will and asked a Minneapolis court on Tuesday to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate, the Associated Press reports.

Nelson — Prince's only surviving full sibling — filed an emergency motion for "formal appointment of special administrator" at a Carver County probate court in Minneapolis, essentially asking to be appointed executor of his estate.

"I do not know of the existence of a will and have no reason to believe that the decedent executed testamentary documents in any form," Nelson said in the docs.

She listed John Nelson (Prince's half brother), Norrine Nelson (half sister), Sharon Nelson (half sister), Alfred Jackson (half brother), Omar Baker (half brother) and Lorna Nelson (deceased half sister) as potential heirs, who could possibly inherit a small fortune. The filing also states that his assets are unknown, although his estate included about $27 million in property.

The documents ask that Bremer Trust, a corporate trust company that has handled Prince's financial affairs for several years, be named temporary administrator of the estate until a representative is appointed.

Prince died in his Minneapolis home recording studio on Thursday at age 57. His autopsy was completed on Friday, but a cause of death has yet to be released.

Seems like a rerun  when Michael Jackson died , the names  just change .  
Stay tune  : Prince sister  says she had a horrible life ... you be the  judge   ....

Who will inherit Prince's $300 million fortune?

INSIDE EDITION               Apr 26th 2016 
There's speculation over the heirs to Prince's estimated $300 million fortune.

He had no surviving children and both of his parents are deceased. It is unclear if the 57-year-old had a will.

If he did not have a will, Minnesota law states that his estate would go to his sister, Tyka Nelson and his five living half-siblings.

According to tax attorney Bruce Givner, who is not affiliated with Prince's estate, told IE his money will go his siblings.
"Minnesota, like every state, has what is called an intestacy law. Intestacy meaning there is no governing document. The state has a law that says who gets it when you die," he said. "Minnesota says when there is no spouse, when there are no children, when there are no parents, it goes to the heirs of the grandparents. So, this is going to be split among his siblings."

Prince is believed to own the master recordings of his work, and ran the successful record label, NPG and his Paisley Park recording studio.
He made money from royalties of his songs, as well as royalties from songs he wrote for others artists including Sinead O'Connor's hit "Nothing Compares 2 U" and The Bangles "Manic Monday."

It is also believed that Prince had a vault of unheard music that could now be released to the public for the first time.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Trump on Syrian refugees: 'Lock your doors, folks' ... WTF !!!

 Business Insider             PAMELA ENGEL           Apr 25th 2016 
Donald Trump implored his supporters in Rhode Island on Monday to "lock their doors" to keep safe from Syrian refugees coming into the US.

At a rally in Warwick, Rhode Island, Trump suggested that refugees might be affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh). He mentioned that some Syrian refugees have been resettled in the state.

"Now here's one I don't like," Trump said, reading off a piece of paper. "Syrian refugees are now being resettled in Rhode Island."

The crowd booed loudly.

He continued:

We don't know who these people are. We don't know where they're from. We don't know where they're from. They have no documentation. We all have hearts and we can build safe zones in Syria and we'll get the Gulf states to put up the money. We're not putting up the money, but I'll get that done. But you know what? We can't let this happen. But you have a lot of them resettling in Rhode Island. Just enjoy your — lock your doors, folks.

The response from the crowd seemed mixed, with some people chuckling and others shouting.
"No, it's a big problem! We don't know anything about them," Trump shouted. "We don't know where they come from, who they are. There's no documentation. We have our incompetent government people letting 'em in by the thousands, and who knows, who knows, maybe it's ISIS."

Trump then cited the December terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, in which officials said the two suspects were inspired by the terrorist group.

"You see what happens with two people that became radicalized in California where they shot and killed all their coworkers, OK?" Trump said. "Not with me, folks. It's not happening with me."

President Barack Obama recently alluded to Trump's rhetoric, which critics have cast as anti-Muslim, calling such speech "dangerous."

Trump has been warning about the US letting in refugees for months. He has proposed barring Muslims from entering the US until the terrorist "problem" is under control. Experts have said that this kind of rhetoric can fuel radicalization because it further divides people, playing into fears of foreigners and Muslims.

[UPDATE] Prince's brother-in-law: He worked 154 hours straight before his death

Prince stayed awake for 154 hours straight before his death, this according to his brother-in-law.

Maurice Phillips, who is married to Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, made the shocking claim during a private memorial after the late singer was cremated over the weekend.

Several media outlets quote Phillips as saying, "He worked 154 hours straight. I was with him just last weekend. He was a good brother-in-law."
It's still unclear exactly how Prince died.

The iconic pop star was found unresponsive in an elevator Thursday at his Paisley Park recording complex. He was pronounced dead less than 30 minutes after authorities arrived on the scene.

An autopsy was performed Friday in Minnesota, but a spokesperson for the medical examiner's office told CNN it could be days or weeks before the results are released.

Stay tune for the latest updates ;

Friday, April 22, 2016

[Latest UPDATE] :Sheriff says, no sign of suicide or trauma and Prince was found alone

 AOL.COM EDITORS            Apr 22nd 2016 4:38PM

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson held a press conference on Friday to discuss the death of legendary singer Prince, hours after the autopsy on his body had been completed.

Though Olson remained tight-lipped on Prince's cause of death and many of the circumstances surrounding the ongoing "open investigation" into his passing (full details won't be released for another few weeks as the full examination remains underway), he did reveal some new information that shed light onto Prince's discovery and final hours.
Here's what you need to know :

Prince's death was likely not a suicide: "We have no reason to believe at this point that this was a suicide," Olson said. "There were [also] no signs of trauma; no sign that something violent happened."

Prince was last seen around 8 p.m. on Wednesday night: "Somebody dropped him off at home at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening. It was an acquaintance that dropped him off," Olson said. The 911 call that alerted authorities wasn't until just before 10 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Prince was alone when he died: "He was alone at home," the Sheriff confirmed. "Staff members were trying to reach him yesterday morning. They responded to Paisley Park to look for him." Olson also noted that there were three people present when authorities arrived at the scene.

There were no phones or cell phones near his body: "I don't believe there was an elevator phone," Olson said. "I don't recall seeing a cell phone in close proximity." The Sheriff also noted that Prince was found in an elevator on the first floor.

The mood at the scene was dim: "It was certainly somber," the Sheriff said. "He was a friend to the people that were there, as well as being an employer, and they were certainly shook by what had happened." There is no specific information on who, exactly, was present at that time, though.

Prince's family has been cooperating with authorities: "I've had contact with Prince's family and representatives," Olson said. "They have been very cooperative."

Prince's body has been returned to his family: "His body has been released to his family," Martha Weaver, the representative for the Midwest Medical Examiners' Office, divulged.

Stay  tune :

[UPDATE] Prince's autopsy completed, body to be released to family

AOL.COM EDITORS        Apr 22nd 2016 2:35PM
Following a four-hour autopsy on Prince's body, the Chief Medical Examiner for the Midwest Medical Examiners Office released a statement on Friday regarding the status of the exam.

Noting the necessity of gathering "relevant information" regarding Prince's family and medical history, the statement explained that full results for the autopsy could take up to a few weeks.

Martha Weaver, the spokesperson for the Examiners Office, wrote, "As part of the complete exam, relevant information regarding [Prince's] medical and family history will be gathered. Anything which could be relevant to the investigation will be taken into consideration."

"Midwest Medical Examiners Office will not release information until the exam is complete and all results are obtained," the statement continued. "Gathering results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could likely take weeks."
Prince's body was found unresponsive on Thursday morning in an elevator at his Minnesota estate, Paisley Park. Despite attempts by deputies and medical personnel to perform CPR, the singer was pronounced dead on the scene just after 10 a.m central.

His death came just one week after his plane made a mysterious emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, on its way back to Minneapolis following a show in Atlanta.

According to reports, the landing came after the plane had called in a medical emergency for an "unresponsive male." Though there were conflicting reports as to what Prince's symptoms were at that time -- his publicist noted flu-like symptoms -- some sources are saying that the star had overdosed on Percocet prior to the landing.
More to come on this developing story.

Witchy's  sidenote  :
Prince has been known to live a clean life, which did not include alcohol or drugs. He was also vegan, health conscious and spiritual. He had hip problems the past couple years that caused him considerable pain. If meds were involved, I'm giving the benefit of the doubt, that it was accidental. As for having it all, he only had it all until his young son died and his marriage fell apart. It's been reported that he's never been the same. It's best to wait for the autopsy and toxicology reports.

[UPDATE] : Prince's Autopsy will be Conducted Friday

Prince's autopsy will be conducted on Friday, reportedly suffered drug overdose days before death
ET Online           MEREDITH B. KILE             Apr 22nd 2016 8:46AM

As police continue to investigate the shocking death of Prince, the body of the legendary singer has been received by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, for an autopsy to be conducted on Friday.

The music icon, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, was found unresponsive in an elevator on Thursday when officers from the Carver County Sheriff's Department responded to a call at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at 9:43 a.m.

"When deputies and medical personnel arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male in the elevator," Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson said in a statement. "First responders attempted to provide lifesaving CPR, but were unable to revive the victim. He was pronounced deceased at 10:07 a.m. He has been identified as Prince Rogers Nelson of Chanhassen."
A transcript of the 911 call was released by the Carver County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, in which an unnamed male caller identified Prince and stated that the singer was "already dead."

The seven-time GRAMMY winner's rep also confirmed the news of his death to ET on Thursday, saying, "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57. There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

The tragic news comes just one week after a private jet carrying the singer was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Illinois, where Prince was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the flu. A rep for the singer confirmed at the time that Prince had been flown home and was recovering after a brief hospitalization.

However, TMZ reported on Thursday that the reason for the emergency landing was actually because the singer was suffering a drug overdose, and was rushed to the hospital for a "save shot," typically administered to counteract the effects of opiates.

Stay tune ... updates as they become available ...........

Thursday, April 21, 2016

[UPDATE] : Prince reportedly treated for drug overdose before death; 911 details released

VARIETY STAFF
Apr 21st 2016 9:29PM
Prince was reportedly treated for a drug overdose six days before his death on Thursday, according to TMZ.

Prince's jet plane made an emergency landing in Moline, Ill., last Friday due to a medical emergency. His rep told Variety at the time that the singer was struggling with the flu.
According to the TMZ report, doctors gave Prince a "safe shot" after he was rushed to the hospital, something reportedly given to counteract the effects of opiates. Doctors apparently advised that Prince stay in the hospital for 24 hours — he left, however, after three hours.

Authorities found Prince unresponsive in an elevator when they arrived Thursday morning, responding to a 911 call. First responders tried CPR, but were unable to revive the pop star and he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Prince's death. His autopsy will be performed on Friday.
The Carver County Sheriff's Office also released the transcript of the 911 call that an unidentified male made to report Prince's death. The caller said the people at the house were "distraught," and said he didn't know how Prince died.

See the full transcript, which began at 9:43 a.m. on Thursday, below.
******************************************************
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?

Unidentified male: Hi there, um, what's the address here? Yeah we need an ambulance right now.

D: Okay.

UM: We have someone who is unconscious.

D: Okay, what's the address?

UM: Um, we're at Prince's house.

D: Okay, does anybody know the address? Is there any mail around that you could look at?

UM: Yeah, yeah, okay, hold on.

D: Okay, your cell phone's not going to tell me where you're at, so I need you to find me an address.

UM: Yeah, we have um, yeah, we have um, so yeah, um, the person is dead here.

D: Okay, get me the address please.

UM: Okay, okay, I'm working on it.

D: Concentrate on that.

UM: And the people are just distraught.

D: I understand that they are distraught, but...

UM: I'm working on it, I'm working on it.

D: Okay, do we know how the person died?

UM: I don't know, I don't know.

D: Okay.

UM: Um, so we're, we're in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we are at the home of Prince.

D: You're in Minneapolis?

UM: Yeah, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

D: You're sure you are in Minneapolis?

UM: That's correct.

D: Okay, have you found an address yet?

UM: Yeah, um, I'm so sorry I need, I need the address here?

Unidentified female: 7801

UM: 7801

D: 7801 what?

UM: Paisley Park, we are at Paisley Park.

D: You're at Paisley Park, okay, that's in Chanhassen. Are you with the person who's...

UM: Yes, it's Prince.

D: Okay.

UM: The person.

D: Okay, stay on the line with me.

UM: Okay.

(Phone ringing)

Ambulance dispatcher: Ambulance, Shirley.

D: Carver with the transfer for Paisley Park Studios, 78.

AD: Paisley Park Studios, okay.

D: 7801 Audubon Road.

AD: Okay.

D: We have a person down, not breathing.

AD: Down, not breathing.

D: Yup.

UM: He's, he's...

D: We're going to get everybody, go ahead with the transmittal.

Stay tune  , more  information  as it  come in .

3 New Portraits of Queen Elizabeth Released for Her 90th Birthday

Just moments ago, Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 in the U.K., and to celebrate, The British Monarchy has released a series of portraits photographed by Annie Leibovitz. 

In the first, she poses with her two youngest grandchildren and her five great-grandchildren. Holding 11-month-old Princess Charlotte on her lap, the queen sits alongside (from left) 8-year-old James, Viscount Severn, and 12-year-old Lady Louise, The Earl and Countess of Wessex's children; Zara and Mike Tindall's 2-year-old daughter Mia; 5-year-old Savannah and 4-year-old Isla, Peter and Autumn Phillips's daughters; and, of course, 2-year-old Prince George.
In the second image, Queen Elizabeth poses with her beloved corgis and dorgies — Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly — on the steps of the East Terrace at Windsor Castle. 
The final image features the queen seated alongside her only daughter, Princess Anne. 
These images accompany the photo of the queen posing with all direct heirs to the British throne — Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George — that was released yesterday.

Happy Birthday  Queen Elizabeth ... long live the Queen .
The PICs

Legendary singer Prince dies at 57


 Prince has died at 57, according to TMZ. The singer, born Prince Rogers Nelson, was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning following a medical emergency last week. Prince's publicist confirmed the news to AP shortly after news broke Thursday afternoon.

"It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," Yvette Noel-Schure said.

Prince was hospitalized with a severe bout of the flu on April 15 after his private jet made an emergency landing in Illinois -- but the "Kiss" singer assured fans he was okay, performing the next day.

No further information was immediately available from his rep or local officials.
The legendary artist kickstarted his career in 1978 with his debut album "For You," followed by 38 more studio albums spanning more than four decades, including his first major breakthrough with "I Wanna Be Your Lover." His most recent, a two-part album "HITnRUN Phase One" and "HITnRUN Phase Two" was released last year on Tidal. Other iconic works, like "Purple Rain," "Musicology" and "Parade," contributed to his seven Grammy Awards.
Prince's multi-instrumental talents and genre-busting range solidified him as one of the most innovative artists of all time -- and his flamboyant stage presence, with platform shoes and all things purple, helped make his mark as one of the world's top performers.

The singer is survived by the scores of contemporary artists who name the inventive artist as their biggest inspiration. The singer had a son, Boy Gregory, with ex-wife Mayte Garcia, who died shortly after birth from a rare genetic disorder.
Witchy says :
Prince was a rare, extraordinary music talent in a music world with little talents these days. 
A big loss to the music world like David Bowie's passing, Prince stands among Bowie and Michael Jackson. True legends never die. 
Condolences to the  family ...RIP     the PICs  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Canadian indigenous community declares state of emergency over suicides

 David Leveille Apr 13, 2016 @ 9:45 AM
Members of the "Omushkegowuk Walkers" and their supporters march toward Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 24, 2014. The group walked approximately 1,056 miles from the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario to Ottawa to raise awareness about First Nations treaty rights.
Chris WattieReuters
Since last September, there have been 100 suicide attempts in the Northern Ontario town of Attawapiskat, and the First Nations community has declared a state of emergency.
“We live in such an impoverished environment, it seems like so much despair, and at times it just seems hopeless,” says Jackie Hookimaw, who lives there. “We’re getting sick from poor water, and poor living conditions. We're depressed and stressed out.”
But Hookimaw says this past weekend was overwhelming and scary.
“I heard that there were young kids that went outside the community, to the outskirts, and they wanted to hang themselves," she says. "Somebody spotted them in time and the police were informed, and they were picked up right away."
"They tried to hang themselves.”
Life in the remote community of 2,000 residents is tough. Hookimaw says some of her neighbors rely on hunting and fishing to make it through the harsh winters. They hunt geese, moose and caribou, and fish in the Attawapiskat River.
Some researchers have suggested that self-inflicted injuries are among the leading causes of death among First Nations people, and that states of emergency like this latest one in Attawapiskat are not new.
Hookimaw’s great-niece, Sheridan, took her own life last year. She was only 13. Since then, there's been an alarming number of suicide attempts.
“Canada needs to act upon this and do something," Hookimaw says. "This cannot be tolerated any more.”
Canada's health minister called the current crisis "one of the most serious and pressing tragedies" facing Canada. She sent an emergency team of social workers and grief counsellors to the town.
There’s been speculation in the media that drug abuse, bullying, and physical and sexual abuse have contributed to Attawapiskat's wave of suicide attempts.
Amy Hookimaw, another relative of Jackie's, posted this on Facebook:
The news from Attawapiskat is provoking much consternation, and may spur a national conversation about higher rates of poverty, addiction and incarceration associated with many of Canada’s First Nations communities, and their higher rates of suicide.
Ontario's Regional Chief Isadore Day, who oversees health policies for the Assembly of First Nations, told the CBC that Attawapiskat requires immediate intervention: "What needs to be done is investment and a sustained approach to not just deal with the immediate impact or situation, but we need to get to the root cause and figure out what's really going on."
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the situation "heartbreaking":

Canada’s 1.4 million indigenous people make up about 4 percent of the country's population. Local First Nations representative Charlie Angus says indigenous communities need aid.
"If these were non-aboriginal children, all the resources would be in their schools," he says. "When they’re aboriginal children, well, hey, you can take a number and stand in line. And meanwhile, kids are dying every day."
This story was first published on PRI.org.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

10 Of The DUMBEST, Most Obnoxious Donald Trump Quotes Ever

Donald Trump keeps putting his foot in his mouth. His orange, stupid, obnoxious foot.

When Donald Trump announced that he was officially running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, I assumed it would amount to a whole bunch of nothing. He seemed like the sort of guy that's just trying to get some quick publicity. There's usually a couple of those every election, and he's already well known enough that I figured it wouldn't really hurt his reputation — and he's done the exact same thing before.

Then Trump shared his views on immigration. It turns out, Trump isn't very immigration friendly. After several Hispanic groups took offense at his statements, NBC and Univision have decided to end their relationships with Trump. NBC airs both The Apprentice and theMiss USA pageant, so this isn't exactly great news for Trump.

The thing is, people shouldn't be surprised. Whether or not you agree with him (hopefully not), Trump has always said crazy things. That's his thing. If you haven't figured out by now whether or not you agree with his views, then you haven't been paying attention. Here are 10 dumb quotes that prove that this is just Donald Trump being Donald Trump.

1 .  "If I ever decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They'll remember me."
2 .  "The TODAY show should call me about who to put on the show — I know more about people who get ratings than anyone."
3 .  Referencing Ted Cruz's use of the phrase "Make America great again!": "I don’t know I guess I should copyright it, maybe I have copyrighted it."
4 .  "And did you notice that baby was crying through half of the speech and I didn’t get angry? Not once. Did you notice that? That baby was driving me crazy. I didn’t get angry once because I didn’t want to insult the parents for not taking the kid out of the room!"
5 .  "I'm very honored to have gotten him to release his long form birth certificate ... or whatever it may be."
6  .  On Alejandro González Iñárritu winning Academy Awards for Birdman: “Well it was a great night for Mexico, as usual in this country...It was a great night…for Mexico. This guy kept getting up and up and up. I said, you know, what’s he doing? He’s walking away with all the gold.”
7 .  On speaking out about vaccines causing autism: "...I will tell you, on Twitter and on Facebook, where you know, so many people, I feel, it’s sort of interesting, because I get so much response, people are praying for me that I at least say that.”
8 .  "Gas prices are at crazy levels — fire Obama!"
9  .  On Rosie O'Donnell: "You take a look at her, she's a slob. She talks like a, like a truck driver."
10 .  In response to David Letterman revealing that Trump's line of neck ties are made in China, after Trump criticized the Obama administration for letting the US fall behind China in manufacturing and economic wealth: "In all fairness, I've been very open about that."
Hey folks , if Trump is elected , all our enemies will laugh themselves to death  . What a way to  win  a war .... HeHe

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Natalie Wood's daughter recalls news of mom's death: 'I didn't know if I was having a bad dream'

Daily News front page November 30, 1981, Headline: NATALIE WOOD DEAD - Body found floating off Catalina. ALLEN EXITS - Takes 'leave of absence' Richard Alen: 'I certainly feel that I have done nothing wrong' (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images) 
The 55-foot yacht "Splendour," belonging to actor Robert Wagner and his wife, actress Natalie Wood, sits in the waters off Catalina Island in Santa Catalina, Calif., near the site where Harbor Patrol personnel and lifeguards discovered the body of Wood, an apparent drowning victim, Nov. 29, 1981. Los Angeles sheriff's homicide detectives are taking another look at Wood's 1981 drowning death based on new information, officials announced Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Harrington, File) 
Actor Robert Wagner and former wife Natalie Wood, on board the Queen Elizabeth II in April 1972, after a hectic storm at sea, where they announced that they would remarry. (AP Photo/Steve Wood) 
The gravesite of actress Natalie Wood is seen in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, on August 18, 2009. The burial spot located just above the final resting place of Marilyn Monroe is going on sale for a cool 500,000 dollars on auction website eBay. The tomb in the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles is currently occupied by one Richard Poncher, who died 23 years ago aged 81. But his widow is having his body moved over one spot and auctioning the site above Monroe's, hoping to earn enough to pay off her 1.6-million-dollar Beverly Hills home. The cemetery is also the final resting place for celebrities as Natalie Wood, Truman Capote, Frank Zappa, Dean Martin, Jack Lemmon, Burt Lancaster, Billy Wilder, and more recently Farrah Fawcett. AFP 

 Natasha Wagner was just 11 when her mother, screen legend Natalie Wood, died in a boating accident.

Wagner talked about her beloved mother in a new People magazine cover story, on newsstands Friday.

She shared intimate family photos of her mom, sisters, and stepdad Robert Wagner.

She was at a sleepover when she heard a 1981 radio report that Wood had fallen off her yacht and drowned off the coast of California.

The circumstances of her death remains a matter of intrigue and mystery.

"I didn't know if I was having a bad a dream, if that was really happening. What I remember most is that my dad was incredibly devastated, and very tender in telling us what had happened," she said.

Wagner is now 45. She said she understands why the world is still fascinated by her mother all these years later.

Now she's paying tribute to her mom with a new perfume fragrance. It's called, "Natalie," and Wagner said the fragrance reminds of her beloved mother

"I was very close to my mom," she said.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Sir Tom Jones' Wife Of 59 Years Dies Of Cancer

'Lady Linda' passed away on Sunday morning at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to the singer's publicist.
Sir Tom, 75, had been married to 'Lady Linda' since 1957
Sir Tom Jones' wife, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, has died following a "short but fierce" battle against cancer.

A statement posted on the singer's website said the 75-year-old had died on Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, surrounded by her husband and loved ones.

The singer had recently cancelled several shows due to "serious" family illness.

Sir Tom, 75, had been married to 'Lady Linda' since 1957. They have one son, Mark.
Sir Tom revealed last year that his wife suffered from depression

The couple were both children of coal miners in South Wales and became childhood sweethearts at the age of 15 before marrying a year later.

In his 2015 autobiography Over The Top And Back, the singer revealed the couple wanted more children but Lady Linda had been left infertile after a miscarriage.

In the same year, during an interview with American TV personality Larry King, Sir Tom addressed criticism about not including anything on his alleged affairs in the autobiography.
The singer recently cancelled several gigs due to "serious" family illness

He said: "I don't think it's important. It's not what has made me. I've always looked at entertainers as 'why is that person where he or she is?'"

The Voice judge also told The Sunday Times magazine last year that his wife suffered from depression.

"I've realised she's had depression since she was young. She's always had a touch of it," he said.

"She's the most important thing in my life," Sir Tom said during the interview.

"An unbelievable woman. Linda is the love of my life and she still is, even though she doesn't look like she did. I don't look like I did, either, but I try my best."

Our sincere condolence   to Tom Jones  and  family  for the  lost of  their love one .     RIP  'Lady Linda'  ..... The PICs

Friday, April 8, 2016

Video released of customer throwing alligator through Wendy’s drive-thru ---'WTF'

Surveillance video released Thursday shows a Florida man tossing a live alligator through a Wendy’s restaurant drive-thru window, providing new details on an incident that occurred in Palm Beach County last October.

In the video, Jupiter, Fla. resident Joshua James can be seen paying for his drink order around 1:30 AM, then, as the female cashier turns her back to the customer to get change, James is seen tossing a blurry object through the drive-thru window and quickly driving away. That object was a 3.5 foot alligator James later claimed to have found on the side of the road, according to Florida Fish Wildlife and Conservation officials.

The Wendy’s employee first appears to be smiling at the reptile but soon gets spooked and moves to the ledge of drive-thru window before hurling herself outside.
The surveillance footage from Wendy’s was provided to The Smoking Gun in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed with Florida prosecutors.

In February, James was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, illegal possession of an alligator and petty theft. After posting $6,000 bond, James was legally banned from all Wendy’s restaurants and is prohibited from contact with “any animals except current family dog.” He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and to avoid possessing any weapons.

In February, James told WPTV that is he "sorry for what he did" and that he "was just being stupid and not thinking." He claims his "pranking" days are now over.

When asked why he decided to throw an alligator through the drive-thru window, James said, "We're just like outdoors kinda people and just anything we find we kinda just like catch - you know, snakes, lizards, anything. And we just saw an alligator and caught it and were handling it and like I said, ideas start popping and one thing lead to another." 

James was scheduled to appear in court at the end of last month but an official with Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller's office told FoxNews.com that his court date has been postponed until May.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Merle Haggard, country music legend, dies at 79

Country legend Merle Haggard, often called "the Poet of the Common Man," whose music reflected his hardscrabble roots and hard-living ways as well as a tenderness that made him a revered songwriter, died Wednesday at his home near Redding, Calif. He was 79.

The Associated Press confirmed his death.

Haggard along with fellow Bakersfield, Calif., superstar Buck Owens defined the West Coast sound of country music in the 1960s and '70s.
Emerging from the central California city's raucous honky-tonky country music scene of the post WWII-era, first recording for the local Tally label and then for Capitol Records, Haggard became a towering figure, producing 38 chart-topping records along with his longtime recording and touring band, the Strangers. Among his biggest hits were the controversial "Okie From Muskogee" — alternately seen as a reactionary Nixon-era anthem or a good-hearted spoof of heartland mores — as well as enduring and much-covered ballads such as "Today I Started Loving You Again," "If We Make It Through December," "Sing Me Back Home" and "Hungry Eyes." His uptempo "drinking" songs such as "The Bottle Let Me Down," "Swingin' Doors," "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" and "Working Man Blues" helped create the prototype of 1960s and '70s country honky-tonk hits.

Two of his best-regarded albums were tributes to early country star Jimmie Rodgers ("Same Train, A Different Time," 1969) and Western swing bandleader Bob Wills ("A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World," 1970).

Haggard scored with several film and TV hits over the years, most notably penning and singing the eponymous theme song for the 1974 TV series "Movin' On," as well as chart-toppers "Barroom Buddies" and "Misery and Gin" for Clint Eastwood's film "Bronco Billy." "Mama Tried" was featured in the crime film "Killers Three," in which Haggard also co-starred.

Haggard was born in Oildale, Calif., to Oklahoma immigrants who migrated west during the Great Depression, and he quite literally grew up in a boxcar, albeit one converted into a home. His father died when Haggard was 9, and in his early life he committed a series of petty crimes, leading to longer and longer incarcerations. But Haggard was also gaining a reputation in the Bakersfield area as a first-rate singer and instrumentalist. Holding his own onstage with his idol, country music great Lefty Frizzell, was an indication of the career ahead of him, once he put crime and punishment behind him.

A botched robbery, however, saw him tried as an adult and sent to San Quentin, where he spent three years. Haggard recalled that seeing Johnny Cash onstage in San Quentin in 1958 was a particular inspiration, and the two men later became close friends and mutual fans.

Once out of prison, Haggard worked blue-collar day jobs and played the rowdy honky-tonks of Bakersfield at night, which led to him cutting several tracks for Tally.

Haggard's first released song was the minor hit "Skid Row." A cover of country superstar Wynn Stewart's "Sing a Sad Song" charted nationally in 1964. The following year he had his first national top-10 record with "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers," followed in 1966 by his first No. 1 song, "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive."

Haggard, in a 1999 interview with Variety, described his rise as he moved from local music sensation to national star after signing with Capitol Records: "We had this little label in Bakersfield (Tally) that we were doing pretty good on. About 1964, I think it was, we sold forty-something-thousand records out of our apartment back before the interweb (sic) and all that shit. So Capitol called us and said, 'Don't you think it's time you let us help you?'

"They were also disappointed in everything but the Beatles. There was nothing in the world selling except Beatle music. Every country act in the entire fucking world had just got fired. And it just so happened that during that really strange Beatlemania I got a goddamn hit."

The '60s and '70s were Haggard's peak period creatively and professionally. Haggard scored hits for three labels — Capitol, Epic and MCA — before turning to independent label status in the late '90s. He briefly returned to Capitol (via its Nashville division) in the new millennium, and released a collaborative album with Willie Nelson, "Django and Jimmie," through Sony Legacy in 2015; the latter set reached No. 1 on the country chart and No. 7 on the pop side.

While Haggard's stature as one of the music industry's top acts grew over the decades, his personal life endured rocky patches. As his two autobiographies attest, the much-married and divorced Haggard struggled with alcohol and drug dependencies well into the '90s, when health and financial problems took him to medical rehabilitation and an IRS lien proceeding decimated his ownership of dozens of hits in his valuable song catalog.

Haggard described his strategy for creative and financial survival during that difficult time to Variety in 1999, noting, "Making records is something I guess I'll always do, because of the fact that I'm a songwriter."

Between 1965 and 1974 Haggard scored 11 Academy of Country Music honors as well as four top Country Music Assn. honors.

He won two competitive Grammys, as well as a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame for his song "Mama Tried." He was inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1977 and was a Kennedy Center Honors inductee in 2010.

Haggard is survived by his wife Theresa Ann Lane; their children Jenessa and Ben Haggard, the latter of whom served as lead guitarist in the Strangers for several years; and his children from previous marriages, Marty, Noel, Dana and Kelli. Married five times, his second and third wives were stage and recording partners Bonnie Owens and Leona Williams.

Our sincere condolences to the family  ... RIP Merle Haggard ...
the  PICs

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Obama unloads on Trump: He doesn't know much about 'the world, generally'

ALLAN SMITH
US President Barack Obama chastised GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in a Friday-evening press conference, criticizing recent foreign-policy pronouncements the real-estate magnate made to The New York Times regarding Japan and South Korea.

"They tell us that the person who made the statements doesn't know much about foreign policy or nuclear policy or the Korean Peninsula or the world, generally," Obama said during the press conference, which came at the conclusion of the Nuclear Security Summit, which was attended by various world leaders in Washington, DC.

In The Times interview, which centered on Trump's foreign policy, the business mogul said that he'd be open to a nuclear-capable Japan and South Korea in exchange for the US easing up on security commitments.
Many national-security experts cast doubt on the effectiveness of Trump's statements. They have called his suggestion a dangerous proposition with the propensity to fuel a regional or global nuclear-arms race.

"It would be a free-for-all," Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Non-Proliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, told Business Insider earlier this week. "It would be a giant science experiment that I would not want to see."

Obama said that world leaders brought up Trump's remarks on the US's major Asian allies "on the sidelines" during the summit.

"As I said before, people pay attention to American elections," Obama said. "What we do is really important to the rest of the world. And even in those countries that are used to a carnival atmosphere in their own politics want sobriety and clarity when it comes to US elections."

"They understand the president of the United States needs to know what's going on around the world and put in place the kinds of policies that lead not only to our security and prosperity, but will have an impact on everybody else's security and prosperity," he continued.

Obama hasn't been the only Democratic leader critical of Trump.

In a Thursday interview with Henry Blodget, Business Insider's CEO and editor in chief, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, said that world leaders have sent her "bewildered" messages after being asked about some of Trump's recent remarks regarding his foreign-policy views.

"They want to know what's going on," she said. "And the amount of publicity that he gets, the coverage that he gets — so he said some very ill-considered dangerous thing, and it's around the world in a nanosecond."
President Obama: Trump's nuclear comments show he doesn't know about "the world generally" 

Friday, April 1, 2016

This Man Turned 15 On Monday; His Son Turns 5

Fred Shekoufeh looks a lot older than 15, but then again his son, Eric, doesn’t look four either.

Shekoufeh and son, who live in La Mesa, California, share a unique bond that goes beyond genetics: They were both born on February 29.

The calendrical quirk means that even though the older Shekoufeh will celebrate 60 years on Earth on Monday, it will only be his 15th official birthday.

Eric is celebrating his 5th official birthday the same day. Both father and son were born on February 29, an event that has a 1 in 2.1 million chance of happening, according to Time.com.

Fred Shekoufeh, a native of Iran, didn’t realize his birthday was unusual until 1979 when he moved to the U.S. and immigration officials commented on it.

It wasn’t clear at first.

“It’s confusing,” Shekoufeh told HuffPost. 

Since then, he celebrates his birthday when he can, but admits it’s hard to top 1996, when he turned “10” in a hospital delivery room.

“My ex-wife was in labor and said, ‘This is your birthday present,’” Shekoufeh said. “When the doctor found that out, she said, “I will try to bring that baby out so it can share your birthday.”
COURTESY OF ERIC SHEKOUFEH
Eric Shekoufeh was only “four” when he graduated from high school, thanks to being born on Feb. 29. His dad, Fred, was 14 because he shares the same birthday.
Eric Shekoufeh said sharing such an unusual birthday with his dad is “pretty incredible,” but admits being born on February 29 has some challenges.

“I get lots of jokes about whether I should celebrate on Feb. 28 or March 1,” Eric said, adding that he tries to stretch it out on both days.

“It’s a weird day. People don’t recognize it on social media, but when they find out, they never forget it.”

Eric’s favorite Feb. 29th birthday was in 2012, when he turned “four.”

“Everyone and their mother made a joke about me turning four, and that four-year-olds shouldn’t be able to drive cars. Well, evidently I could,” he said. “I was glad to have an actual birthday on such on emphatic year: getting a license. No confusion at the DMV. I hope I can say the same when I’m going out for my 21st.”

This year, Shekoufeh, a student at UCLA, plans to do more of his celebrating at Big Bear over the weekend.

“I don’t plan to push it over to March 1st,” he said.

However, he admits his focus is more on next year, when he will officially turn 21.

“Legally, I should be able to drink on the 28th, but I’m expecting a bouncer to look at my license and tell me it’s a fake,” he said.
Fred Shekoufeh admits his birthday plans this year are more focused around his son.

“I just sent him a couple of hundred dollars of whatever he wants from Costco, and a few hundred dollars so he can party hearty,” he laughed.