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SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER. THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STAR SHIP ENTERPRISE. ITS FIVE-YEAR MISSION: TO EXPLORE STRANGE NEW WORLDS; TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE AND NEW CIVILIZATIONS; TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE.

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After 5 television series – The Original Series (1966 – 1969), The next Generation (1987 – 1994), Deep Space Nine (1993 – 1999), Voyager (1995 – 2001) and Enterprise (2001 – 2005), and no less then 10 feature films – The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, The Undiscovered Country, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis, we will finally be able to return to the fantastic science fiction world of Star Trek this spring, with the release of the 11th motion picture, simply named Star Trek. When you think you have seen it all, Star Trek will, all in tradition of many other sequel films at this moment, bring us back all the way before the beginning.

In the 23rd Century, Earth is a member of the United Federation of Planets, a peaceful alliance of democratic worlds that runs a Starfleet of space vessels to patrol the final frontier of space. Young cadet James T. Kirk enrolls at Starfleet Academy, unknowingly starting a dangerous and exciting career that will bring him in deep space, and eventually will lead to meeting that person from a complete unknown civilization that will become his soul mate: Spock. Together they will embark in a battle against the Romulans from the future who are interfering with history and time.

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Star Trek is in no way a remake of any of the previously released films. Star Trek: The Motion Picture starts where the series left off. And Captain James T. Kirk is promoted to Admiral and Chief of Starfleet Operations. The 2009 movie Star Trek goes way back in history. It even goes further back than the first aired television episode The Man Trap. How ever, this doesn’t mean we won’t see original characters back in this 11th episode of the Star Trek movie series. Thanks to the ingenious time paradox story, we will be encountering the original Spock, played by Leonard Nimoy who was responsible for giving life to the very first Spock back in 1966, and Captain Pike, played by Bruce Greenwood, who was the very first commander of the Star Ship Enterprise.

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Full synopsis of this latest Star Trek adventure is still an unexplored area, but if we can believe the history of the legendary series and films, and the released trailer, it promises to be a new fantastic adventure for the real ‘Trekkie’, a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time.  Star Trek introduces the original characters of James Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy, Scotty, Uhura and Hikaru Sulu. Directed by J. J. Abrams, and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy, will open in theaters in May 2009.

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Jan 21

2012

ON DECEMBER 21 2012 THE MESOAMERICAN LONG COUNT CALENDAR, NOTABLY USED BY THE MAYAN CIVILIZATION, WILL COMPLETE ITS 13THB’AK’TUN CYCLE SINCE THE CALENDAR’S MYTHICAL STARTING POINT SOMEWHERE AROUND 3114 BC. AND EVEN THOUGH THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS PERIOD-ENDING TO THE PRE-COLOMBIAN THEMSELVES IS UNCLEAR, MANY BELIEVE THE DATE IS A TURNING POINT OF SORTS. AFTER ALL, THE DATE WAS CARVED IN THE WALLS OF THE TEMPLE OF INSCRIPTIONS IN PALENQUE, WHERE IT FUNCTIONS AS A BASE DATE, FROM WHICH MANY OTHER DATES ARE CALCULATED.

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Many esoteric sources interpret the completion of the thirteenth b’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count of the Maya calendar to mean there will be a major change in world order. Those with New Age believes, 2012 is also the year of spiritual transformation and apocalypse. There is disagreement among believers whether 2012 will see an end of civilization, or humanity will be elevated to a higher level. We like to believe one could happen parallel to the other. This last theory is a of course a guaranteed ingredient for a blockbuster disaster movie, which, if everything should happen as we are supposed to believe it will, will be the disaster movie to end all disaster movies.

2012.It will be a year like many others. The European Football Championship will be played in Poland and Ukraine, while at the same time the world is eagerly turning their eyes towards London, where only one month later the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as Games of the XXX Olympiad, ill kick off. Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee and several countries will have presidential elections. The annular solar eclipse will run a path of totality through the Pacific Ocean from Northern China to California and we will be able to witness the second and last solar transit of Venus of the century. 2012 is also the year in which 433 Eros, the second largest near Earth asteroid will pass Earth at the distance of only 26,778,019km.

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Beautiful_2012.5In 2009 an increased amount of solar storms are the first sign that something is about to change in the near future (which is a good thing since the lack of solar storms at this very moment is a major concern for real time NASA). From here on, many mysterious events will take place, leading us slowly but surely towards the year of disaster: 2012. When people live their lives, unaware of the major disaster that is going to hit them, the leaders of the world are secretly planning their escape: they, along with the select wealthy elite from across the globe, will board specially built ships that can weather nature’s wrath. Everyone else will be left to perish and the people from the ships will be left to rebuild civilization and repopulate the planet, as if it was a modern day version of the Old Testament’s Arc of Noah.

Beautiful_2012.6Beautiful_2012.8Regardless of the predictable story and happy end – which by itself is surprising taking into account the vast majority of earth’s population is about to be wiped out – the film 2012 promises to entertain us with spectacular special effects. Whether the film is an answer or valid addition to the discussion about what really might be happening in 2012 remains to be seen. But does it really matter? Because by the time we might be able to make a comparison, there might be nothing left to compare to.

2012, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oliver Platt, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson among others, will premier on July 10, 2009. –B-

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Dec 25

Jeff Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’ in chart battle with ‘X Factor’ version

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jeffbuckley160x120Late star Jeff Buckley scored his biggest ever hit last night when Hallelujah shot to number tow in the UK chart.

It finished just behind the version of the same song by X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, It is the first time that two versions of the same song have taken the top two positions in the chart for 51 years.

The last time such a feat occurred was in 1957 when Tommy Steele and Guy Mitchell held the top two positions with Singin’ The Blues when the charts were in their infancy.

Buckley’s 1994 version of Hallelujah, from his only complete album Grace, found a new lease of life thanks to an online campaignin response to the track being given to the X Factor victor. Buckley, who drowned in 1997, was not the only star whose archive version of the track made the chart – Leonard Cohen, the song’s author, was at number 36 with his original performance.

Burke’s track sold 576,000 copies in a week making it the fastest selling single by a female solo artist, beating another X Factor winner Leona Lewis’s A Moment Like This. Buckley sold 81,000 copies of Hallelujah simply on download.

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Join the campaign to make Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah the Christmas No1

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Buckley’s ‘Hallelujah’ – from his 1994 debut ‘Grace’ – is currently at number 43 in the charts, climbing six places from number 49 last week (November 30). The song has not been re-released physically.

There are several protest groups on social network sites such as Facebook urging fans of the song to buy Buckley‘s version and boycott the ‘X Factor’ one

See the video by clicking on the player below.

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I heard there was a secret chord
that david played and it pleased the lord
but you don’t really care for music, do you
well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
the minor fall and the major lift
the baffled king composing hallelujah

hallelujah…

well your faith was strong but you needed proof
you saw her bathing on the roof
her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
she tied you to her kitchen chair
she broke your throne and she cut your hair
and from your lips she drew the hallelujah

hallelujah…

baby i’ve been here before
i’ve seen this room and i’ve walked this floor
i used to live alone before i knew you
i’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
but love is not a victory march
it’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

hallelujah…

well there was a time when you let me know
what’s really going on below
but now you never show that to me do you
but remember when i moved in you
and the holy dove was moving too
and every breath we drew was hallelujah

well, maybe there’s a god above
but all i’ve ever learned from love
was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
it’s not a cry that you hear at night
it’s not somebody who’s seen the light
it’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah

hallelujah…

JEFF BUCKLEY

Buckley’s version needs to be heard by a new generation before they start believing EOGHAN QUIGG, or whoever wins the ITV1 talent show, is the first person to sing it.

Fans of Buckley — who drowned in the Mississippi in 1997 — have launched an internet campaign to get it in the charts.

 

It is already on the verge of the Top 40 and with your help can become a surprise Christmas hit.

So if you love it or haven’t ever heard it, get downloading — it’s absolutely incredible.

I am mildly amused by SIMON COWELL choosing a song for his winner with the line: “You don’t really care for music, do you.”

But there is nothing wrong with new interpretations of timeless songs and it’s a great choice for The X Factor winner.

Buckley’s version is, of course, a cover too. But before kids start asking their mates if they’ve bought “that Eoghan Quigg song”, the best version of this classic needs to get out there.

Buckley earned his first US No1 posthumously in March after JASON CASTRO performed the song on American Idol.

If the Yanks can turn Buckley’s version into a chart smash, so can we.

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WELL DONE EVERYBODY – NUMBER 2!!!
We’ve been reported on by mainstream media all over the world, brought Buckley thousands of new fans, seriously challenged Cowell, given Cohen a nice Christmas present and most importantly, got a track that hasn’t been released for 14 years to at Number 2 in the Christmas week charts without any of the support other artists get… you’re all pretty amazing!
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Just to make it clear:
1. We’re not attacking Alexandra.
2. We KNOW the money goes to Sony! It isn’t about the money.
(And no, the money from Jeff’s version DOESN’T go to Cowell!)
3. We know Leonard Cohen wrote Hallelujah!!!
4. We aren’t annoyed ‘just because it’s a cover.’

!!—BEFORE JOINING THIS GROUP, PLEASE BUY THE JEFF BUCKLEY HALLELUJAH SINGLE FROM ALL OF THE ONLINE STORES IN THE LINKS BELOW—!!

Also, please join the group’s page so you can receive updates on how the campaign is going! http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jeff-Factor/66928891080

Following the rather depressing news that this year’s X factor finalist will be covering Leonard Cohen’s beautiful ‘Hallelujah,’ I think everyone should download the Jeff Buckley version, instead of buying the inevitably soulless version churned out by Simon Cowell’s Crimbo flash in the pan.

This is not a group intended to make cruel or derogatory remarks about any participants in this years X factor, but if you love Buckley’s version, let’s make sure everyone forgets the pale imitation as quickly as possible.

We can make this work, and make a huge statement against the barrage of cynical manufactured pop dirtying up our charts. I am willing to download this version the week the X factor version comes out, and I know others will be too.

To make this as easy as possible we have posted the download links below:

http://www.7digital.com/artists/jeff-buckley/hallelujah-1/ – unencumbered high quality 320k mp3 89p (that’s what I’m getting next week).

http://www.tunetribe.com/product/index.html?id=604507 – cheaper but semi-crippled WMA (windows file) only 49p

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=254578201&s=143444 – 79p but DRM AAC file from Apple

HMV
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Near the bottom, 69p.

PLEASE DONT PURCHASE FROM AMAZON AS THEY DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE UK CHARTS…

PLEASE DON’T MULTIPLE DOWNLOAD AT ALL.

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Oct 26

Latest Advert for Dead Set On E4

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Is that Divina ???? sort of.
Makosi, Eugene, Helen, BubbImogen, Brian, Kinga, Aisleyne
 
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Alesha Dixon, Gerard Butler and Davina McCall as a zombie
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Dead Set writer Charlie Brooker on Davina McCall as a zombie
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I cant wait, looking forward to seeing Davina as a zombie.LOL

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Oct 22

Take That ready for roof top return

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Take That are gearing up for their latest comeback with news they will debut their new single, Greatest Day, exclusively online tomorrow on http://aol.co.uk/music.

Devoted fans will be able to watch the full video, ahead of the single being released on November 24th 2008.

The boys filmed the clip on top of a 60 storey building in the downtown area of Los Angeles.

It was directed by Meiert Avis (who has previously shot videos for U2, Damian Rice, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan).

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Oct 12

Yes! Britney’ BACK!!!

SPECULATION can now be laid to rest over whether or not BRITNEY SPEARS deserves her princess of pop crown back.

The Toxic singer clearly looks sensational in her new video for upcoming track Womanizer – and she’s got the moves to match.

We brought you a teaser earlier in the week, but now you can watch the video in FULL below.

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But, how can she treat that poor bloke like that hes quite fit!

Brit transforms into three sexy characters, including a seductive secretary and a rock-chick waitress.

She dons a short black bob while performing a lapdance in an office and is later seen in nightwear as a real-life Britney.

The video premiered for the first time in the US last night and was immediately posted on YouTube.

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Sep 27

Chronicles of Desire | Soon on BeautifulMag

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After The Prophecy, another stunning work comin soon……………

After the international success story of The Prophecy, BeautifulMag once again joins forces with yet another photographic talent. Damian Siqueiros is a new art photographer of Mexican origin.

His work characterizes itself by a magical realistic style, a unique mixture of classic symbolism and baroque decadence. Together with BeautifulMag, Damian Siqueiros has created the Chronicles of Desire, a modern interpretation of some of the most beautiful and dramatic myths and legends with one thing in common: irresistible desire.

Once again BeautifulMag transforms your desktop into a vellum on which history is painted. Thousands years old stories, brought to life by a 21st century artist, and by doing so, unfolding time, he reveals a story that started long time ago and that will still continue long after we are gone. A codex named Chronicles of Desire. You can publish Chronicles of Desire on your own site. This trailer is available on MySpace TV, YouTube and DailyMotion with embedded codes.

Return to BeautifulMag.eu on October 11, 2008 for the 1st Chronicle of Desire. BEAUTIFUL | EVERYTHING THAT IS

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You can publish Chronicles of Desire on your own site. This trailer is available on MySpace TV, YouTube and DailyMotion with embedded codes. Return to BeautifulMag.eu on October 11, 2008 for the 1st Chronicle of Desire.

 

Link: The Prophecy – A Digital Masterpiece Of Aymeric Giraudel

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Sep 27

David Blaine Is Either The Baddest Man On The Planet Or The Biggest You-Know-What On The Planet

David Blaine Takes Two Punches From Kimbo Slice

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David Blaine is a douche bag “magician” whose “tricks” have included being in a block of ice, standing on a pole, being underwater for almost 9 minutes, and last night where he supposedly hung upside down for 60 hours.

Well in the lead up to him coming down from being upside down then going back up and disappearing, ABC ran a few other “tricks”. One of those included being punched in the stomach twice by Kimbo Slice.

You might be thinking,”What’s the big deal? People get punched in the stomach all the time.” Blaine was actually reenacting the very same thing that Harry Houdini did that ended up killing him, when Houdini suffered a ruptured appendix from multiple blows (Note: May not have actually happened).

 

Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, who fights for Elite XC – a rival promotion of the UFC – took part in the illusionist’s recent TV programme ‘David Blaine: Dive of Death’.

Blaine replicated a trick that took the life of Harry Houdini, who claimed he could take any shot to his stomach.

But Houdini suffered a ruptured appendix after the blow and later died from his injuries.

In the show, Blaine is seen stepping inside a practice cage where Slice trains.

The MMA favourite unleashed two devastating punches to Blaine’s abdomen but the magic man amazingly remained on his feet.

Afterwards, Blaine revealed he had chosen Slice to take part in the stunt because he is one of the few people he fears.

 

 

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Sep 01

Bryn Christopher (born c.1985) is a singer-songwriter from Birmingham, England.

Bryn Christopher at Glastonbury

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His first single release “The Quest” was released on June 9, 2008 through Polydor Records. The single draws on his brother’s personal experience as a soldier stationed in Basra. “The Quest” was recently featured in the closing scene of season 4 of Grey’s Anatomy.

Bryn Christopher performs single ‘The Quest’ on This Morning

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Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 Finale [Bryn Christopher-The Quest]

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Bryn teamed up with co-writer/producer Jarrad Rogers and production team Midi Mafia (Jennifer Lopez, Talib Kweli, Nelly) to make his debut album My World, which will be released in late August 2008. Midi Mafia recently secured the exclusive rights to use samples from the Stax Records Catalogue, and has used some of these for the first time ever on Bryn’s album.

His second single is called Smilin’.

Bryn Christopher – Smilin’ MV

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His debut album ‘My World’ will be released on September 8th, 2008.

  • 1. Help Me
  • 2. Smilin
  • 3. Sour Times
  • 4. Stay With Me
  • 5. The Quest
  • 6. My World
  • 7. Found A New Love
  • 8. Seconds Ago
  • 9. Way You Are
  • 10. GoneGoneGone
  • 11. My Kinda Woman
  • 12. Taken Me Over

 absolutely amazing

Bryn Christopher – Amy Winehouse Tour Video

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Aug 11

Kate Perry has smooched her way to the top spot in the charts with her faux-lesbian single I Kissed A Girl.
The US singer’s song has sparked debate and divided opinion.

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Her lyrics describe the guilty pleasure of a girl who, despite having a boyfriend, kisses another woman while drunk on a night out.

Some people in the gay community have claimed that lyrics – such as ‘It’s not what good girls do, not how they should behave’ – are demeaning.

Others have described another of the 23-year-old’s songs, Ur So Gay, as homophobic because she accuses an ex-boyfriend of acting ‘gay’, although he is straight. However, many of her fans said they did not think she was being serious but just singing catchy pop tunes.

I Kissed A Girl has also caused controversy in the US where singer Jill Sobule had a 1995 hit with the same name.

She said: ‘I don’t feel precious about the title, but I’ve gotten tons of e-mails from annoyed fans.’ Perry’s song, penned by 1990s popstar Cathy Dennis, yesterday climbed from No.4 to knock off Kid Rock’s All Summer Long from the No.1 spot.

See Ur So Gay Video and lyrics

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