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Emmys 2011 Emmy Awards Winners Based On 2011 Emmys Surveys and Experts

Monday, September 19th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, Movie, NEWS, World with No Comments »
Emmys 63rd Emmy Awards Night

Emmys 63rd Emmy Awards Night
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Emmy Awards 2011 has been one of the most anticipated awards night of the year. A lot of internet sites has conducted surveys on who netizens prefer to win in the 63rd Emmy Awards Night. Experts has also provided their own predictions on the outcome of the list of Emmy Nominations.

Below are some of 2011 Emmy Nominations that were preferred to win in the 63rd Emmy Awards Night by experts.

  • Outstanding Drama Series – Mad Men
  • Outstanding Comedy Series – Modern Family
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Margo Martindale – Justified
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Ty Burrell – Modern Family
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Julie Bowen – Modern Family

Lolong, Philippines’ Giant Crocodile Bigger Than Australia’s Cassius Clay

Friday, September 16th, 2011 | Animals, NEWS, World with 1 Comment

Lolong, the giant crocodile captured alive in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur may soon replace Australian crocodile called Cassius Clay as Guinness World Records‘ Biggest Crocodile in Captivity.

Giant crocodiles

Lolong vs Cassius Clay: Battle of Giant Crocodiles
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Cassius Clay, giant crocodile named after boxing legend Muhammad Ali, was declared on Thursday, September 16 by the Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest crocodile captured alive. The Australian crocodile, captured in Northern Territory in 1984, measures about 5.5 meters long and weighs almost a ton.

Lolong, named after a veteran crocodile handler who died days before the giant crocodile was captured, measures about 6.4-meters long.

However, Philippine officials need to work fast in providing Lolong a better habitat to have it recognized by the Guinness World Records.

According to Guinness World Records spokesperson Chris Sheedy, they will not recognized Lolong “until it’s in acceptable captivity, which is humane and professional, and until it has been properly measured.”

Oprah Winfrey Miss Universe 2011 Comments A Hoax

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Television, World with No Comments »
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Oprah Miss Universe 2011 comments not true
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The reported Miss Universe 2011 comments of Oprah Winfrey turned out to be a hoax. Through Oprah Winfrey‘s official website, the reported comments were denied by the celebrity host camp.

After the announcement of the Miss Universe 2011 winners, a supposed statement of Oprah went viral over several social networking sites.

Below is the statement posted on the official website of Oprah Winfrey, denying that Oprah never made any comment about the results of the Miss Universe 2011.

OWNBear
Posted: Wed 9/14/2011 5:51 AM
Hello wowyum, There is no truth to the statement. Ms. Winfrey has not made any comments of this nature. Thank you for asking.

Please note that there are many rumors circulating on the internet. For this reason we encourage our members to visit the Press Room on Oprah.com to get the latest updates and news:

http://www.oprah.com/pressroom/Press-Releases-Oprah-in-the-News

Thank you,
OWNBear, Oprah.com Community Manager

Relate blog post: Oprah Winfrey Comments On Miss Universe 2011 Question and Answer Portion?

Missoni for Target Online Limited Sale Triggers Target Website Crash

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 | BUSINESS, LIFESTYLE, NEWS, World with No Comments »

Missoni LogoMissoni collection limited sale on Target last Tuesday, September 13, 2011 was a blockbuster. A lot of customers lined up in Target stores to grab Missoni items that include bikes, luggage, clothes and housewares.

Reports by several news sites said that Missoni sale on Target has reached Black Friday Sales level.

Missoni, known for its zig-zag patterns, chose Target as its exclusive retailer for its limited sale that offered items that costs about $2.99 for stationary, $599.99 on furnitures. The sale offering was way beyond their regular price that usually ranges from $595 to $1,500.

Oprah Winfrey Comments On Miss Universe 2011 Question and Answer Portion?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 | Celebrity, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, World with 27 Comments

Oprah Winfrey‘s reported comments on the recently concluded Miss Universe 2011 will surely put a black eye on this year’s result if this is really true.

Miss Universe 2011 crown was given to Miss Angola Leila Lopes.

However, the high profile celebrity, Winfrey, reportedly expressed her disappointment with the final results of the Miss Universe 2011. Twitter and Facebook posts say that she specifically pointed out how the contestants answered in the question and answer portion. Oprah expressed her favor on Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup over the rest of the Top 5 contestants.

Below is Oprah Winfrey’s reported comments on the Miss Universe 2011 as stated on Twitter and Facebook posts.

I have a reservation with the result. If the only basis is the Q & A portion, after having been trimmed down to 5, Miss Philippines deserve to win. What made her different from the rest is that she had no seconds to re-think of her answer as she had no interpreter to break the ice. The rest had their interpreters and having breaks on seconds to think about their answers. Hands down, Miss Philippines answered straight to the point.

Note: The above quote was taken from several social networking sites and as of posting, neither Oprah nor NBC has confirmed the accuracy of the statement.

Update: Oprah Winfrey’s camp denied that the host made a comment about the Miss Universe 2011 Results
Related blog post: Miss Universe 2011 Question and Answer Portion

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