DeGeneres honored for lifetime as U.S. entertainer

October 27, 2012

DeGeneres honored for lifetime as U.S. entertainer

Ellen DeGeneres, an American artist and prominent supporter of gay rights, the highest honor for reaching the American comedy on Monday.

Mark Twain Receiving the award for American Humor at the Kennedy Center, the national showcase arts DeGeneres has been hailed as a pioneer woman whose edgy comedy variety show, the TV format for the days in the past years.

But several guests also emphasized the courageous decision comedian 15 years ago to go public with his sexual identity in a career of comedian boots said, was a necessary step in the personal dignity.

“I did it for me and he came to many other people to help and a great cause ruckus,” DeGeneres, 54, told reporters before the homage which are summarized decision in 1997 to publicly come out as gay in tandem with his character on the screen in a move that has led to controversy and prompted some advertisers to flee.

The price Twain, named after the satirist of the 19th century, the nation’s highest honor for her performance in comedy.

originally from New Orleans, DeGeneres has spent twenty years as a traveling comedian on the circuit Los Angeles nightclub to the important tasks on television late at night leads to his own prime-time sitcom.

The original show, Ellen DeGeneres presented in the lead role as the owner of the bookstore in a quirky neighborhood. While the show received a boost from the star is out of the closet, it was a few years later.

Later, she returns to the stand-up scene, and host of the 2001 Emmy Awards, which was twice postponed after the attacks of September 11 -. celebration a little austere, which enabled him to try to lighten the national mood

Some guests told DeGeneres made a compassion for his comedy that is rare in the field.

“The rest of us come from the comic really messed up, dark childhood. It can come from that, I do not know. But that’s not what it brings,” said John Leguizamo, who joined the tribute. “She’s just put this goodwill beautiful. “

last 10 seasons on television, has DeGeneres left its mark with a variety show what day it is often used as a means of promoting a commitment to equality for gay people.

” For many people, their only friend Ellen is gay, “said late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

DeGeneres is the woman has received this award since its inception in 1998.

Comedian and actor Will Ferrell

won last year. winners the past have included Bob Newhart, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.

Monday ceremony will be broadcast on PBS on 30 October.

Religious leaders and Russians favored for Nobel Peace Prize

October 27, 2012

Religious leaders and Russians favored for Nobel Peace Prize

Russian dissidents and religious leaders who work for reconciliation between Christians and Muslims are among the favorites for the Nobel Peace Prize win in 2012, when the result will be announced on Friday.

This year has led to some remarkable advances peace, causing an unusual choice of names in circulation and the chance of a surprise winner to increase.

“I’m sure the committee would monumental events in the Middle East to honor,” said Jan Egeland, director of Human Rights Watch Europe.

“But as the Arab Spring turns to fall,” it is very difficult, so one approach might be to look at those who work for dialogue between religions, “said Jan Egeland, former UN Secretary-General.

The agency paris Unibet promotes Gobran Maggie, a nun who runs the mission Coptic children in Cairo, giving him a chance to get to 13 percent.

philanthropist citation Pakistan and the welfare of employees and Abdul Sattar Edhi John Onaiyekan Nigerian religious leaders and Mohamed Saad Abubakar, who helped calm the Christians and Muslims in their country of violence this year.

direct recognition of Arab Spring is unlikely, however, that the commission part of its 2011 price gave to journalist Tawakkol Karman in recognition of his work in the transformation of Yemen, and he rarely makes a problem for two consecutive years.


“Jagland is always criticized on the grounds that there is a conflict of interest and he would not dare anger the Russians,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo. ” So maybe that is likely to prove his critics wrong. “

Although the Norwegian Nobel Committee is independent of the government, its members are elected by parliament and Jagland, a former prime minister, so foreign governments often see a subsidiary of the Norwegian government.

China diplomatic relations froze with Norway in 2010 when Jagland committee gave the award to dissident Liu Xiaobo, Norway accused of meddling in the affairs.

“Russian names are still on the list, but if you wanted to give democracy oriented movements in Russia would boost for this year, “said M. Egeland.

criticism of Russia in the field of human rights grew louder this year that the government’s freedom of expression is suppressed for the presidential elections, and riot police were punk Pussy in prison for a demonstration in the main cathedral in Moscow against Vladimir Putin, Russia’s dominant leader for nearly 13 years.

The list of winners includes potential Russian Svetlana Gannushkina and Memorial human rights civil society contributes to navigate, and the radio station Ekho Moskvy and its editor Alexei Venediktov.


Pussy Riot

itself is likely to consider the nominations for the price closed on 1 February, before the group has attracted international attention.

The committee received 231 nominations this year, including 43 organizations. Usually in the list to between 25 and 35 names at its first meeting narrows, said Geir Lundestad, executive secretary of the committee.

In April the list is still generally fell between five and seven names. A decision is made about two weeks before the announcement.

The winner gets $ 8 million Swedish crowns ($ 1.21 million), 2 million less than last year while the economic downturn has affected the legacy of Alfred Nobel.

Other names are

popular Gene Sharp, former U.S. professor of political science known for his work on the non-violent struggle, and the doctor and Afghan politician Sima Samar, a champion of women’s rights in the Islamic world.

The Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Sharp his favorite, followed by Samar.

most important step towards peace year was gradual democratization of Myanmar, but the committee has already met opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the government must not only be recognized as less totalitarian, according to experts.

“If they really wanted to do something different, they would look in South Sudan and a peace quite exemplary, “says Iver Neumann, professor of International Relations at London School of Economics.

” But the Nobel Peace Prize Committee has never adventurous, I think she’s someone like themselves, an ordinary politician won a discovery type of agreement. “($ 1 = 6.5846 Swedish crowns)

Filmmaker Tony Scott died with anti-depressant, sleep aid in system

October 27, 2012

Filmmaker Tony Scott died with anti-depressant, sleep aid in system

director Tony Scott had helped anti-depressant and sleeping in his blood when he jumped to his death from a bridge suspended in August, the Coroner’s Office County of Los Angeles said Monday.

preliminary autopsy results have confirmed the death of Scott, where researchers and dismayed many Hollywood was a suicide caused by a blunt object and drowning.

The 68-year-old British-born director of blockbusters such as “Top Gun” and “Beverly Hills Cop II” had therapeutic levels of the antidepressant mirtazapine and prescription sleep aid Lunesta in his system, coroner’s investigators found.

But the results are not to shed light on the reason for Scott to commit suicide. The spokesman for the coroner said that a final report was still two weeks.

relatives rejected the first reports that Scott was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer and Craig Harvey, chief of operations for the coroner has said there are no clear signs of a tumor. The preliminary autopsy report made no mention of any evidence of a serious illness.

Researchers offered no theories about why Scott took his life, and a note that he left behind no explanation suicide.

The last person to see Scott was a spectator parked his car on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, Los Angeles Harbor, in which the director jumped into the water looked just after noon, August 19. His body was found by police a few hours later.

bridge whose surface knew fairway of the harbor from a height of about 185 meters, connects the port of San Pedro at the southern tip of Los Angeles Terminal Island in the harbor.

Scott, born in the north of England and is often seen behind the camera in his signature faded red baseball cap, is credited with directing over two dozen film and television production and nearly 50 titles.

It has a reputation as a muscular yet elegant with a high-octane thriller that some of the biggest stars of Hollywood in a body of work dates from the 1980s and established as one of the most successful directors in the action business.

At the time of his death, Scott was reported to be involved in the development of a number of film projects, including a sequel to his greatest success in 1986, a jet adventure “Top Gun”, which starring Tom Cruise .

The brother of Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott, he is survived by his third wife, Donna, with whom he had two children.

Anna Nicole Smith lawyer Howard Stern back on the hook for conspiracy charges

October 27, 2012

Anna Nicole Smith lawyer Howard Stern back on the hook for conspiracy charges
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Stern, former lawyer and partner National deceased actress / heiress / playmate Anna Nicole Smith has suffered a blow on Thursday in the legal saga of Smith’s death, when a California Court of Appeal quashed his acquittal on two conspiracy.

In October, a judge overturned the conviction of the former Stern on two charges of conspiracy charges in connection with obtaining drugs for Smith under false names, saying that there is not enough evidence.

The Court of Appeal reversed that decision Thursday, and also reversed the dismissal of the charges against Dr. Khristine Eroshevich Elaine, who prescribed medication to Smith in the period prior to death.

“If the suspect, Kevin Howard Stern, the new orders of dismissal be reversed,” The decision Thursday bed. “The statements of fact 1 and 3 are sorted restored.”

We do not know what the next step is to Stern, in the opinion, the court ruled in October that can be terminated for reasons other than insufficient evidence or a punishment, but Stern could not start because of the double jeopardy rule <. / P>

New York court date in Lindsay Lohan car accident case cancelled

October 27, 2012

New York court date in Lindsay Lohan car accident case cancelled

controversial actress Lindsay Lohan appears to have stalled after he was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident last month when his Porsche would be a pedestrian in an alley behind the luxurious Manhattan cutting.

New York prosecutors said Lindsay Lohan court appearance scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. No hearing date has been set for the future, an indication of the Public Prosecutor has decided not to proceed with the case.

“Apparently, prosecutors agreed that there is not enough to go on.” Lohan said the spokesman, Steve Honig. “It turned out to be nothing as we have said from the beginning.”

actress, 26, in and out of court, and prison rehabilitation in 2007 drunken driving arrest in Los Angeles, was charged Sept. 19 with an offense after a man said he was struck by the actress behind the Hotel Dream car.


Lohan issued a ticket with a court date Oct. 23.

A spokesman for the office of the public prosecutor in Manhattan declined to comment on the reasons for the complaint against the “Mean Girls” actress was nowhere.

A week after the incident in New York, Lindsay Lohan would have a public spat with a man who says that she refused to see the pictures he had of her from his phone to remove. She said the man attacked her, but the charges were withdrawn.

earlier this month, police in Long Island responded to an early morning 911 call about a verbal dispute with Lohan and her mother Dina, but no arrests, a door chairman of the Nassau County Police said.

Lohan remains on probation in California until 2014 as part of a theft of jewelry.