Posted: 03 Nov 2011 08:50 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES: An Illinois man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to stalking teenage actress Selena Gomez, best known for her role in Disney television show "Wizards of Waverly Place".
Thomas Brodnicki, 46, also was ordered to stay away from the actress for three years. He told a psychiatrist that he traveled to Los Angeles to see the star and had conversations with God about killing her, according to court documents.
In October, the 19-year-old Gomez obtained a temporary stay away order against Brodnicki. She said she was in "extreme fear" of Brodnicki in a statement filed with the court.
Along with her role on "Wizards of Waverly Place," the actress is known for her part in this year's film "Monte Carlo" and she is the girlfriend of singer Justin Bieber.Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 02:09 AM PDT
STRIKING a chord with audiences, the listenership for Red FM continues to grow for the fourth year in a row as the second Nielsen Radio Audience Measurement survey of 2011 released its latest results.
Marking four years of continuous growth, Red FM's listenership gained a year-on-year increase of 36% in total cume.
Recording an exceptional rise in year-on-year performance were three shows – Red FM's Eleven 2 Three Show With Linora (Mondays to Fridays, 11am-30pm) at 68%, Red FM's Drive Show With Terry (Mondays to Fridays, 3pm-7pm) at 21% and Red FM's Evening Show With Arnold (Mondays to Fridays, 7pm-10pm) at 27%.
As these encouraging results resonate through Red FM, the station would like to thank listeners as it grows from strength to strength.
Red FM chief operating officer Azrullah Mohd Nor said: "We would like to extend our thanks to all our listeners for being with us on this journey.
"Your constant support and feedback have helped us to build this station into one that meets your music and entertainment needs.
"We remain as committed as ever in developing more exciting and enjoyable content as well as on-ground activities for our listeners."
Join Red FM on this exhilarating ride as the station continues to bring listeners a variety of features and contests. With a range of prizes available, you could win anything from CDs to movie tickets, dining vouchers and beauty treatments.
This year's contests have seen listeners winning a car, trips to overseas destinations as well as tickets to some of the hottest concerts in Malaysia and aboard. If you missed out on these lucrative prizes, you still stand a chance to win a generous cash prize with Red FM's Blankety Blank and Red FM's What's The Movie.
Red FM is owned and operated by The Star.
Red FM's station frequencies: Taiping, Kedah, Perlis and Pulau Langkawi: 98.1 FM; George Town and Seberang Prai: 107.6 FM; Ipoh: 106.4 FM; Klang Valley, Negri Sembilan and Tapah: 104.9 FM; Kuantan: 91.6 FM; Batu Pahat and Malacca: 98.9 FM; Johor Baru and Singapore: 92.8 FM.Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 02:10 AM PDT
Join Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman who host a retrospective look and celebration of the life of Steve Jobs in iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed The World.
LOVE him or loathe him, Steve Jobs' recent demise at the age of 56 meant the world had lost a technological visionary whose eye for innovation and design literally changed the world.
As co-founder and CEO of Apple, Jobs paved the way for technological advancements such as the Apple II (which ushered in the era of personal home computing), the iPod (which changed the way we listened to music), and the iPhone (which gave us the coolest and most wanted phone ever made). In short, he was probably one of the greatest innovators of our generation.
Therefore, who better to host a show about Jobs than the champions of innovation themselves, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, best known for their popular long-running documentary Mythbusters?
iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed The World is a Discovery Channel documentary that explores Jobs' life and the impact he had on the world through his numerous innovations and creations.
Savage, who admits to being an "Apple addict", has been an avid follower of Jobs, the company and their products since 1992.
"I think he's one of the most important innovators of the 20th century and I don't think that's an exaggeration," he said in an interview transcript, adding that one of the things that comes across most clearly in iGenius is how Jobs' approach was what changed everything, and not any of the specific products he produced.
"The products themselves are each a sort of a symptom of the overall cause, which is to make things simpler and make them more elegant," he added.
Hyneman concurred, describing Jobs as having created a "new style of life". "I think it's one of the largest contributions he made. It's not just technology, it's the fact that he marketed it at the right time, in the right place and the right way – he had a very large impact on society," he said.
iGenius explores the impact Jobs had on the world by speaking to some of the individuals whose lives and livelihoods were forever changed by his innovations.
Among the people Savage and Hyneman interviewed for the show are those who were with Jobs on the front lines during the birth of personal computing, as well as former Apple employees and executives. These include Lee Felsentein (founding member of the Homebrew Computer Club), and John Draper, the engineer who gave Jobs his start. Other interviewees include journalists, authors and critics who covered Jobs and his innovations, scientists, educator, filmmakers, designers and musicians such as Stevie Wonder and Pete Wentz.
Although he is best known for his tenure at Apple, Jobs was also the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, which is not only the most successful animation studio ever – producing movies like Toy Story, Finding Nemo and WALL-E – but also pioneered the use of computers in film animation, and contributed greatly to the technological advancements in computer-generated special effects in films.
"The fact that I was most surprised to find out about was that after Steve left Apple in 1985 and formed Pixar, he believed in Pixar so much that he put I think US$60mil or US$70mil of his own money into it before Toy Story came out," Savage said, adding that this storytelling aspect of Jobs is what the documentary tries to portray the most. "In the show, we talked about him as being a storyteller. He cared mostly about the story."
The story of Jobs' life and career is certainly a compelling one. Although he is largely revered for all the good stuff, Jobs was also not without shortcomings. He was generally criticised for his often ruthless work ethics, his perfectionism and also for being notoriously hard to work with.
According to Hyneman, iGenius does touch on the subject to some degree. "I think it's very important to remember the type of impact he had on the industry – the effect of a single man as the mastermind of a large corporation was very powerful," he said.
Savage reckons Jobs' best attribute was also his greatest weakness. "The very thing that made him successful is also a weakness. Apple didn't do any product testing, it was just Steve. His ability to hold a product and see what was right and wrong about it instantly is a tremendous gift, but a lot of what he did was also very risky," he said.
"By being so self-driven and holding on to his ideas because he knew they were good, he was able to forge new paths and create wonderful new things, but at the same time, sometimes, there was no guarantee that his ideas would work."
Hyneman also thinks that Jobs' life and career teaches everyone a very important lesson about perseverance and failure.
"The number one lesson we can all learn from Steve Jobs is to follow your instinct, and follow your vision," he said.
"Jobs stuck by his ideas and saw them through even when they were not necessarily popular. Even though he had a lot of failures as a result of those decisions, he prevailed in the long run and was able to have the tremendous impact that he did." – Michael Cheang
iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed The World airs on Discovery Channel (Astro Ch 551) on Sunday at 10pm, and will be simulcast on Discovery HD World (Astro Ch 571).Full content generated by Get Full RSS.
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