Mercedes-Benz will show off its latest creation, the Style Coupe Concept, at the 2012 Auto China in Beijing, which it will mostly likely put into production soon. The production-ready sporty executive coupe features a two-liter, four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine that pushes out 211 hp and the automaker’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
Nike’s take-over of the NFL has yielded a huge influx in team-influenced colorways. Earlier this week, sneakerheads were introduced to the Nike “NFL Draft” Pack. Football and sneaker enthusiasts can now get an up-close look at the NFL x Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew. All 32 NFL teams will be represented, check out the Nike Air Max No-Sew “Giants”. These are definitely being added to my collection!!!! #LETSGOGIANTS
Schofield watch company is the inspiration and creative vision of watch designer Giles Ellis, a man obsessed with detail, thoroughness, and a passion for lighthouses. Schofield’s debut watches, the Signalman GMT PR and the Signalman DLC GMT PR, have been receiving critical acclaim, they have impeccable timing, precision and a beautiful design that reflects British austerity and passion.(CLICK FOR LINK)
Oliver Stone directs Savages based on Don Winslow’s book of the same name, with the screenplay co-written by the author and screenwriter Shane Salerno. The story follows two young, independent Laguna Beach marijuana kingpins (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson) who are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after their girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) is kidnapped and held for a ransom of every last dollar they’ve made for the past five years. Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Emile Hirsch and Uma Thurman also star in the film which is currently slated for theatrical release on July 6th.
Maria Menounos, Debra Messing, Leslie Bibb, and Taraji P. Henson stripped down for the shoot, draped in just a few strands of diamonds. Here’s how they got their bodies—and minds—ready for the big reveal.
Broadcast icon Dick Clark, the creator and longtime host of “American Bandstand,” has died, publicist Paul Shefrin said. He was 82.
Clark suffered a heart attack while at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica for an outpatient procedure, his publicist said. “Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful.”
Clark suffered what was then described as “a mild stroke” in December 2004, just months after announcing he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
That stroke forced Clark to cut back on his on-camera work, including giving up the hosting duties for the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” specials. He returned as a co-host with Ryan Seacrest on December 31, 2005.
Clark anguished each year over whether to continue appearing on the annual show because of limitations on his speech from the stroke, U.S. Rep. David Drier, a longtime friend, told CNN Wednesday.
“But then he would get deluged by people who were stroke victims and other people who had infirmities and they were such admirers of his fighting spirit,” said Drier, R-California.
Clark appeared on the last show for New Year’s Eve 2011.
“He loved it, but at the same time he knew that his continued diligence was providing inspiration to a lot of people who were going through difficulties, facing infirmities themselves,” Drier said.
Seacrest gave a statement to CNN Wednesday expressing deep sadness for “the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark.”
“He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life,” Seacrest said. “I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last 6 years.”
Seacrest called Clark “smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman.”
“I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me,” he said. “He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.”
His “American Bandstand” work, which he began as a local TV show in Philadelphia in 1956, earned him the nickname “America’s oldest living teenager.” The show was picked up by ABC and broadcast nationally a year later.
“Only God is responsible for making more stars than Dick Clark,” said singer Tony Orlando, who was 16 when he first appeared on Clark’s show in 1961.
“You had to go through the world and universe of Dick Clark in order to part of the record business,” Orlando said.
Born Richard Wagstaff Clark in Mount Vernon, New York, on November 30, 1929, he began his broadcast career working at a radio station managed by his father.
Clark, who was married three times, is survived by his wife, Kari, two sons and a daughter.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Clark in its nonperformer category in 1993.
Clark also hosted numerous other television favorites including “$25,000 Pyramid” and “TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes.”
“This guy was the best,” said singer Freddy Cannon, who appeared on “American Bandstand” 110 times. “He helped me from the very bottom of my career all through the ’80s and the ’90s, and he’s going to be missed a lot.”
Story by: Alan Dick / CNN
Preliminary reports indicate that Google Drive will become available next week with up to 5GB free storage space for all. Earlier reports noted that the long-awaited cloud storage service would make its official debut sometime this week, but that no longer appears to be the case. Instead, Google Drive will reportedly launch next week, bestowing all interested users with free storage to play with right out of the gate. While Dropbox only offers users 2GB, Google is certainly banking on that extra storage space to entice users to shift their allegiances. With Apple, Amazon and Microsoft having already entered into the cloud, only time will tell if Google’s attempt will pan out more like their successful launches, or if it will see slow adoption or limited success like Google+. (SOURCE)
In what is sure to become one of the most memorable festival gigs in recent times, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg concluded the first weekend of the Coachella 2012 festival with a star studded show. Assisted by the likes of Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Warren G and more, the West Coast made sure that their catalog of over two decades is represented correctly. With a tribute to Nate Dogg and a holographic animated 2pac, Dre and Snoop sure did not miss a beat and gave the audience much more than they bargained for.