First Elimination of American Idol

First ‘Idol’ Hopeful Eliminated, Season’s Twist Revealed

Lacey Brown, the 24-year-old from Amarillo, Texas, learned that lesson Wednesday night when she was the first of the 12 “American Idol” finalists sent home. It’s always tough to be the first to go.

The 24-year-old event coordinator from Amarillo, Texas, was the first finalist eliminated from the ninth season of the Fox singing competition Wednesday. Brown, who turned in a lackluster rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Ruby Tuesday” on Tuesday’s performance show, failed to impress the judges with a last-minute performance of Brandi Carlile’s “The Story.”

“I had a lot of people tell me maybe go the country route or something like that,” the teary-eyed pixie-haired singer told host Ryan Seacrest after her dismissal. “I’m willing to keep working. I’m not going to stop singing. I’m going to keep singing for my fans and for myself because I love to do this, so I’m excited for the future.”

At the beginning of Wednesday’s show, Simon Cowell revealed the return of the judge’s save. Introduced last season, the one-time-only power allows the show’s panel to rescue a contestant from being eliminated until the top five finalists have been selected. If they unanimously agree, no singer is eliminated that week but two will be sent packing the next week.

While her ouster may not have been a surprise, the biggest revelation of the night was that the controversial judges’ save was brought back — with a twist. Continue reading

The Top 10 Billionaires in the World

1) Carlos Slim Helu

Net Worth: $53.5 billion

Source: Telecom

Residence: Mexico

• Telecom tycoon who pounced on privatization of Mexico’s national telephone company in the 1990s becomes world’s richest person for first time after coming in third place last year. Net worth up $18.5 billion in a year.

• Recently received regulatory approval to merge his fixed-line assets into American Movil, Latin America’s biggest mobile phone company.

• His construction conglomerate, Impulsora del Desarrollo y el Empleo, builds roads and energy infrastructure.

• Son of a Lebanese immigrant also owns stakes in financial group Inbursa, Bronco Drilling, Independent News & Media, Saks and New York Times Co.

• Newspaper outfit’s stock popped in early March on talk he might buy a controlling stake; he denies the rumor.

• Donating $65 million to fund a research project in genomic medicine with American billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad.

2) Bill Gates

Net Worth: $53 billion

Source: Microsoft

Residence: U.S.

• Software visionary is now the world’s second-richest man. Net worth still up $13 billion in a year as Microsoft shares rose 50% in 12 months, value of investment vehicle Cascade swelled.

• More than 60% of fortune held outside Microsoft; investments include Four Seasons hotels, Televisa, Auto Nation.

• Stepped down from day-to-day duties at Microsoft in 2008 to focus on philanthropy.

• Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to fighting hunger, improving education in America’s high schools, developing vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Continue reading

Theme and song from Favorite Character

Theme and song from Favorite Character

Charlie and Lola – Charlie and Lola Theme Tune, LazyTown – When We Play In A Band, Dora the Explorer – Waltzing Matilda / Kookaburra, Fifi and the Flowertots – Fifi’s Lemonade, Peppa Pig – Peppa Pig Medley, Pitt & Kantrop – Pitt & Kantrop Theme, Shaun The Sheep – Life’s A Treat (Wool Mix), Pocoyo – Pocoyo Theme, Me Too! – Me Too! Theme – Riverseafingal, Jim Jam & Sunny – Jim Jam & Sunny Theme, Finley The Fire Engine – Hey Hey Finley, The Beeps – The Beeps Opening Titles, Mama Mirabelle – Mama Mirabelle Title Theme, Mister Maker – Mister Maker Theme, Bratz Babyz – Feel The Power, Something Special – Let’s Make Music, Tweenies – Right Here, Right Now, Go Diego Go!-Morning In The Rainforest/Diego Theme, The Backyardigans – The Backyardigans Theme Song, Bob the Builder – Right Tool For The Job, Space Pirates – Space Pirates (Extended Theme), Charlie and Lola – The Bestest in the Barn, Big Barn Farm – Big Barn Farm Theme, Balamory – If You Need A Little Rhythm, Mama Mirabelle – Five Senses, Brum – Who’d Ya Call?, Postman Pat – Postman Pat Medley, Jakers! – Main Title – Jakers! Theme, Rupert Bear – Rupert Bear Follow The Magic, Something Special – I Am The Monkey, Jim Jam & Sunny – Wriggle Song, Tweenies – Do The Lollipop, Teletubbies – Jumping For Fun, Those Scurvy Rascals – Those Scurvy Rascals Theme, Fimbles – We Are Fimbles, How D’you Do?, Finley The Fire Engine – Friends To The End, Hana’s Helpline – Hana’s Helpline Theme Tune, The Magic Roundabout – The Magic Roundabout Theme, Bob the Builder – Let’s Get Busy, Fun Song Factory – Fun Song Factory Theme, Fifi and the Flowertots – We Love To Salsa, Me Too! – Bobby’s Boogie, Fimbles – It’s Fun To Fimble, Little Tikes – Let’s Play Together, Basil Brush – Boom Boom, Carrie & David’s Popshop – Carrie & David’s Popshop Theme, Noddy – Let’s Parade, Big Cook Little Cook – Big Cook Little Cook Theme, Get Squiggling – Get Squiggling Theme, Boogie Beebies – Motown Mix, Bratz Babyz – We Can Do It, Muffin The Mule – Where’s Willy?, Postman Pat – Greendale Anthem, Bill and Ben – Bill and Ben Theme, Pablo The Little Red Fox – Pablo The Little Red Fox Theme, Vampires Pirates and Aliens – Vampires Pirates and Aliens Theme, Balamory – Cheer You Up, SpongeBob Squarepants – SpongeBob Squarepants Theme, Crazy Frog – Popcorn, Teletubbies – Say Eh Oh (2007 Remix), Me Too! – My Time Too (Granny Murray), Tweenies – Bananas, Fimbles – Do The Fimble Dance, The Wonder Pets! – The Wonder Pets Theme, Balamory – Jump A Little Higher, Boogie Beebies – Reggae Mix, Bob the Builder – Bobs Line Dance, Tommy Zoom – Tommy Zoom 2007 Extended Theme, Fun Song Factory – The Rhythm Of The Music, Bird Bath – Bird Bath Opening / End Titles Medley, The Hydronauts – The Hydronauts Theme Tune, Teletubbies – Clouds, Ethelbert The Tiger – Ethelbert The Tiger Theme Tune, Skunk Fu! – Skunk Fu!, Little Tikes – When You Least Expect It, The Beeps – Beep Beep Tree Song, Watch My Chops – Watch My Chops Theme Tune, Noddy – The Noddy Nod, Crazy Frog – Axel F, Space Pirates – Auld Lang Syne Remix.

The 100 Most Powerful Women

1 Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany 2 Sheila Bair Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. U.S. 3 Indra Nooyi Chief executive, PepsiCo U.S. 4 Cynthia Carroll Chief executive, Anglo American U.K. 5 Ho Ching Chief executive, Temasek Singapore 6 Irene Rosenfeld Chief executive, Kraft Foods U.S. 7 Ellen Kullman Chief executive, DuPont U.S. 8 Angela Braly Chief executive, WellPoint U.S. 9 Anne Lauvergeon Chief executive, Areva France 10 Lynn Elsenhans Chief executive, Sunoco U.S. 11 Cristina Fernandez President Argentina 12 Carol Bartz Chief executive, Yahoo U.S. 13 Sonia Gandhi President, Indian National Congress Party India 14 Ursula Burns Chief executive, Xerox Corp. U.S. 15 Anne Mulcahy Chairman, Xerox Corp. U.S. 16 Safra Catz President, Oracle U.S. 17 Christine Lagarde Minister of Economy, Finance & Employment France 18 Gail Kelly Chief executive, Westpac Australia 19 Marjorie Scardino Chief executive, Pearson Plc. U.K. 20 Chanda Kochhar Chief executive, ICICI Bank India 21 Mary Sammons Chief executive, Rite Aid Corp. U.S. 22 Michelle Bachelet President Chile 23 Paula Reynolds Chief restructuring officer, AIG U.S. 24 Carol Meyrowitz Chief executive, TJX Companies U.S. 25 Andrea Jung Chief executive, Avon U.S. 26 Patricia Woertz Chief executive, Archer Daniels Midland U.S. 27 Guler Sabanci Chairman, Sabanci Holding Turkey 28 Barbara Desoer President, Bank of America Mortgage, Home Equity, & Insurance U.S. 29 Brenda Barnes Chief executive, Sara Lee Corp. U.S. 30 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Chief executive, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation U.S. 31 Ann Livermore Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard U.S. 32 Cathie Lesjak Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard U.S. 33 Marina Berlusconi Chairman, Fininvest Group Italy 34 Melinda Gates Co-chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation U.S. 35 Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, House of Representatives U.S. 36 Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State U.S. 37 Jane Mendillo Chief executive, Harvard Management Co. U.S. 38 Margaret Chan Director-general, World Health Org. Switzerland 39 Susan Chambers Executive vice president, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores U.S. 40 Michelle Obama First Lady U.S. 41 Oprah Winfrey Chairman, Harpo U.S. 42 Queen Elizabeth II Queen U.K. 43 Nancy McKinstry Chief executive, Wolters Kluwer Netherlands 44 Gloria Arroyo President Philippines 45 Ana Patricia Botin Executive Chairman, Banesto Spain 46 Ann Veneman Executive Director, UNICEF U.S. 47 Yulia Tymoshenko Prime minister Ukraine 48 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Justice U.S. 49 Janet Robinson Chief executive, The New York Times Co. U.S. 50 Dominique Senequier Chief executive, AXA Private Equity France 51 Janet Napolitano Secretary of Homeland Security U.S. 52 Neelie Kroes Commissioner for Competition, European Union Belgium 53 Gail Boudreaux President, UnitedHealthcare U.S. 54 Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice U.S. 55 Mary Schapiro Chairman Securities & Exchange Commission U.S. 56 Kathleen Sebelius Secretary of Health & Human Services U.S. 57 Ellen Alemany Chief executive, RBS Americas and Citizens Financial Group U.S. 58 Susan Ivey Chief executive, Reynolds American U.S. 59 Amy Pascal Cochairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment U.S. 60 Helen Clark Chairman, United Nations Development Group New Zealand 61 Judy McGrath Chief executive, MTV Networks U.S. 62 Stacey Snider Chief executive, DreamWorks SKG U.S. 63 Navanethem Pillay High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations South Africa 64 Janet Clark Chief financial officer, Marathon Oil U.S. 65 Sherilyn McCoy Worldwide chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, Johnson & Johnson U.S. 66 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf President Liberia 67 Tarja Halonen President Finland 68 Mary McAleese President Ireland 69 Virginia Rometty Senior vice president, IBM U.S. 70 Angela Ahrendts Chief executive, Burberry Group Plc. U.K. 71 Sri Indrawati Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance Indonesia 72 Terri Dial Chief executive, U.S. Consumer Bank, Citigroup U.S. 73 Deirdre Connelly President, North American Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithkline U.S. 74 Johanna Sigurdardottir Prime minister Iceland 75 Queen Rania Queen Jordan 76 Christina Gold Chief executive, Western Union U.S. 77 Colleen Goggins Worldwide chairman, Johnson & Johnson U.S. 78 Hasina Wajed Prime minister Bangladesh 79 Hyun Jeong-eun Chairman, Hyundai Group South Korea 80 Amy Schulman Senior vice president, Pfizer U.S. 81 Penny Pritzker Chairman, Classic Residence by Hyatt U.S. 82 Drew Faust President, Harvard University U.S. 83 Melanie Healey Group president, Feminine & Health Care, Procter & Gamble U.S. 84 Elizabeth Smith President, Avon U.S. 85 Deb Henretta Group president, Asia, Procter & Gamble Singapore 86 Ann Moore Chief executive, Time Inc. U.S. 87 Sallie Krawcheck Chief executive global wealth management, Bank of America U.S. 88 Pamela Nicholson President, Enterprise Rent-A-Car U.S. 89 Janice Fields Chief operating officer, McDonald’s USA U.S. 90 Stephanie Burns Chief executive, Dow Corning U.S. 91 Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairman, Biocon India 92 Eva Cheng Executive vice president, Amway Greater China & Southeast Asia Hong Kong 93 Efrat Peled Chief executive, Arison Investments Israel 94 Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Minister of the Economy United Arab Emirates 95 Charlene Begley Chief executive, GE Enterprise Solutions U.S. 96 Mindy Grossman Chief executive, HSN, Inc. U.S. 97 Sharon Allen Chairman, Deloitte & Touche U.S. 98 Anne Sweeney Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks U.S. 99 Heidi Miller Chief executive Treasury & Securities Services, JPMorgan Chase U.S. 100 Mary Erdoes Chairman, JPMorgan Global Wealth Management

Michael Jackson Autopsy Results

Lawyer for doctor: Jackson had pulse when found

Michael Jackson's death

Michael Jackson's death

Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Edward Chernoff also said Dr. Conrad Murray never prescribed or gave Jackson the drugs Demerol or OxyContin. He denied reports suggesting Murray gave Jackson drugs that contributed to his death.

Chernoff told the AP that Murray was at the pop icon’s rented mansion on Thursday afternoon when he discovered Jackson in bed and not breathing. The doctor immediately began administering CPR, Chernoff said.

“He just happened to find him in his bed, and he wasn’t breathing,” the lawyer said. “Mr. Jackson was still warm and had a pulse.”

Jackson‘s family requested a private autopsy in part because of questions about Murray, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday.

People close to Michael Jackson have said since his death that they were concerned about his use of painkillers. Los Angeles County medical examiners completed their autopsy Friday and said Jackson had taken unspecified prescription medication.

Chernoff said any drugs the doctor gave Jackson were prescribed in response to a specific complaint from the entertainer.

Listen and download Michael Jackson 911 call by clicking here.

“Dr. Murray has never prescribed nor administered Demerol to Michael Jackson,” Chernoff said. “Not ever. Not that day. … Not Oxycontin (either) for that matter.” Continue reading

Misteri Kehidupan Michael Jackson

The Jackson Five

The Jackson Five

Sehari setelah kematian tiba-tiba Michael Jackson, merebak spekulasi mengenai apa yang membunuh Raja Pop berusia 50 tahun itu hanya beberapa minggu sebelum digelarnya konser “comeback”nya yang banyak dinanti orang.

Jackson, mantan bintang cilik yang menjadi salah satu artis pop terlaris sepanjang masa sebelum kemudian turun derajat dalam gaya hidup yang aneh dan menyendiri, meninggal Kamis sore di sebuah rumah sakit di Los Angeles kemana dia dilarikan untuk mendapat perawatan serangan jantung setelah ambruk di rumah sewaannya.

Hanya didapat sekelumit kecil infomasi rinci mengenai hal yang mengitari kematiannya, namun sang entertainer sejati ini dilaporkan semaput dan tidak lagi bisa bernafas begitu sampai di RS UCLA Medical Center di mana para dokter tidak mampu menyelamatkannya. Continue reading

Exact details of Jackson death still unclear

Exact details of Jackson death still unclear

The final act of Michael Jackson’s life came into clearer focus Friday, a picture of a fallen superstar working out with TV’s “Incredible Hulk” and under the care of his own private cardiologist as he tried to get his 50-year-old body in shape for a grueling bid to reclaim his glory.

While the exact circumstances of his death remained unclear, early clues suggested he may simply have pushed his heart too far.

Police said they had towed the doctor’s BMW from Jackson’s home because it may include medication or other evidence, and a source familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that a heart attack appeared to have caused the cardiac arrest that led to the pop icon’s sudden death.

As grief for the King of Pop poured out from the icons of music to heartbroken fans, and the world came to grips with losing one of the most luminous celebrities of all time, an autopsy showed no sign of trauma or foul play to Jackson, who died Thursday at UCLA Medical Center after paramedics not could not revive him. Continue reading