Friday, July 17, 2009

Michael Jackson 1984 Accident

NEW YORK – Us Weekly magazine has obtained video it says shows never-before-seen footage of Michael Jackson's head catching on fire during filming of his 1984 Pepsi commercial.

Jackson suffered severe burns after a pyrotechnics mishap caused his hair and scalp to catch afire. Still photos of the accident have been seen before, but the new video on Us Weekly's Web site shows the moment Jackson's hair caught on fire and the top of his head became engulfed in flames.

Jackson didn't realize his hair was on fire. In the video, he's still dancing as the flames are on his head. When he spins, the flames go out. People on the set tackle him to extinguish the fire, and his brotherJermaine Jackson, playing the guitar in front of him and oblivious to the commotion, turns around. When Michael Jackson emerges from the pile of people trying to help him, the top of his head is bald.

The accident, witnessed by thousands of stunned fans at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, came at the height of Jackson's fame, about a year after the release of his best-selling "Thriller" album. It marked what would be the beginning of serious, lifelong pain for Jackson, who had been treated for painkiller addiction and has been described by relatives and friends as being hooked on pain medication at the time of his death last month at age 50.

Jackson, who was photographed in an ambulance with a bandage on his head and his trademark sequined white glove on his right hand, required several surgeries and needed skin grafts to treat the injury.

In his autobiography, "Moonwalk," he described the cause of the accident as "stupidity, pure and simple."

As he described the accident, he wrote: "... bombs went off on either side of my head, and the sparks set my hair on fire. I was dancing down this ramp and turning around, spinning, not knowing I was on fire. Suddenly I felt my hands reflexively go to my head in an attempt to smother the flames."

As a result of the accident, Pepsi gave Jackson $1.5 million, which he donated to a burn center named after him.

A representative for Us Weekly had no immediate comment on where the video came from.

Us Weekly

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Thursday, July 16, 2009


image Rupert Grint was born in Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, the eldest of five siblings. His father, Nigel Grint, is a memorabilia dealer and ex-racecar driver, and his mother, Jo (Parsons), is a homemaker.

He has one brother, James (born in 1990), and three sisters: Georgina (born in 1993), Samantha (born in 1996) and Charlotte (born in 1999).

Before being cast in Harry Potter, he had only appeared in plays for school and his local theatre group, Top Hat Stage School.

As a young child, he was once cast as a fish in a play based on the story of Noah's Ark.

Grint playing the part of Ron Weasley.A self-proclaimed fan of the Harry Potter book series, young Grint was interested in getting a role in the film. For his audition, he sent a video he made of himself, in which he dressed as his drama teacher, while rapping about how much he wanted the part and won the casting selection with it.

After completing the first Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (released in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), he appeared as Alan A. Allen in the British comedy film Thunderpants (2002).

In 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2007, he again starred as Ron Weasley in the Potter sequels Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Grint also starred in the coming of age story Driving Lessons with Laura Linney and Julie Walters (who has played Mrs. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies), which was released in the summer of 2006.

Also known for his radio and television voice-over work, he appeared as Nigel Molesworth of the Baggy Trousers series for BBC Radio 4 and voiced Peter Pan in a BBC documentary.

On 9 July 2007, Grint and fellow cast-mates Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson left imprints of their hands, feet and wands in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

While directing Prisoner of Azkaban, Alfonso CuarĂ³n is reported to have gained the strong impression that Grint is "the likely future star out of the Hogwarts trio".

In July 2004, Grint finished Richard Hale School, taking his GCSE examinations.

When not working, he enjoys learning to ride the unicycle, drawing/sketching, and playing golf.

Like Ron Weasley, he has stated that he has a fear of spiders.

With his earnings from the "Harry Potter" series, Grint purchased an ice cream van, and stated jokingly that if his career falls out after the end of the seven part series, then he'll still have the van.

According to Emma Watson from her interview with Conan O'Brien, it has all the ice cream and chocolate toppings in it.

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Rupert Grint Information

Birth Name

Rupert Alexander-Lloyd Grint

Date of Birth

August 24, 1988

Place of Birth

Watton-at-Stone, Herfordshire, England, UK

Notable Features

Red Hair, Freckled Face

Eye Color


Hair Color



5' 8" (173 cm)

Zodiac/Star sign



English (British, United Kingdom)




Nigel Grint (father), Jo Parsons (mother), James (brother), Georgina (sister), Samantha (sister), Charlotte (sister)

Resides in

United Kingdom

Personal Interest/Hobbies

Football (soccer), guitar, drawing, sketching, golf, and watching Tottenham Hotspur


Rupert Grint has been known to support Sense, which is the UK's largest organisation for children and adults who are deafblind (both deaf and blind)

Other (Trivia)

Arachnophobic, can ride a unicycle, took 2 tries to pass his driving test, bought an ice cream truck


Emma Watson’s Transformation

image Emma Watson doesn't balk at having spent ten years made up as the freckled and frumpy Hermione Granger. "I really use the discomfort, the itchiness, the backcombed hair to get into character," she has said. Even when it comes to her glamour moments—the 19-year-old has become a front row regular at Chanel and is now the face of Burberry—she is strictly pragmatic. "I guess it's helpful for me to be seen away from Harry Potter," Watson has said. "You know: 'she can look different, she is older, she could be cast in other roles.'" The soon-to-be college freshman has pledged to live a normal dorm life, but with three more Potter films to come (including this month's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), we are guaranteed to see more of this reluctant English rose on the red carpet. And, lucky for Watson, there will be no extra freckles necessary.

image 2001: Today, Watson looks back on her appearance in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with amusement: "It's like baby photos…I look like a chipmunk."


2002: As a 12-year-old, the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets star played around with tween-friendly shimmery pink shadow and gloss.


2004: At 14, Watson wore girlish curls to a premiere of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.


2007: The sleek-looking Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix lead had a mature take on her future career: "The next things we do will prove whether we're made for this business, and whether we really can act."

image 2008: The 18-year-old lent her voice to Princess Pea in Tale of Despereaux and graduated to dramatic black liner.

image 2009: After Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princepremieres in June, Watson will attend an as-yet undisclosed college where, she has said: "I want to forget about hair and makeup."


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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Profile

image Profile:
Name: Michael Jackson
Birth Name: Michael Joseph Jackson
Height: 5' 10
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: August 29, 1958
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
Profession: musician, song writer, actor
Education: California Preparatory School, Encino, California

Place of Death: UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles
Death Date: June 25, 2009
Cause of Death: cardiac arrest
Husband/Wife: Debbie Rowe-Jackson (married on November 14, 1996 in Sydney, Australia; divorced on October 8, 1999), Lisa Marie Presley (married on May 26, 1994 in the Dominican Republic; divorced in January 1996)
Father: Joseph Walter Jackson (music manager; born on July 26, 1929)
Mother: Katherine Esther Jackson (born on May 4, 1930)
Sister: Janet Jackson (born on May 16, 1966), LaToya Jackson (born on May 29, 1956), Rebbie Jackson (musician; born on May 25, 1950)
Brother: Randy Jackson (October 29, 1961), Marlon David and Brandon Jackson (twins; March 12, 1957; Brandon died shortly after birth), Jermaine La Juane (December 11, 1954), Tito Jackson (October 15, 1953), Jackie Jackson (May 4, 1951)
Half Sister: Joh'Vonnie Jackson (born on August 30, 1974; mother: Cheryl Terrell)
Grand Father: Prince Albert Screws (maternal grandfather), Samuel Jackson (paternal grandfather)
Grand Mother: Martha Upshaw (maternal grandmother), Crystal Lee King (paternal grandfather)
Uncle: Luther Jackson
Son: Prince Michael Jackson II (born February 2002), Prince Michael Jackson I (born on February 12, 1997; mother: Debbie Rowe)
Daughter: Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (born on April 3, 1998; mother: Debbie Rowe)
Niece: Stacee Brown (born 1971), Yashi Brown (born 1977), Brandi Jackson (born February 6, 1982), Autumn Jackson (born 1978), Jasmine Jackson (born 1988), Valencia Jackson (born 1977), Brittany Jackson (born 1979), Genevieve Jackson (December 3, 1989)
Claim to fame: album Thriller (1982)


American superstar Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958 and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine (Scruse). Together they prodded their growing family's musical interests at home. By the early 60s the older boys Jackie, Tito and Jermaine had begun performing around the city; by 1964 Michael and Marlon had joined in.
A musical prodigy, Michael's singing and dancing talents were amazingly mature and he soon became the dominant voice and focus of "The Jackson 5." An opening act for such soul groups as the O-Jays and James Brown, it was Gladys Knight (not Diana Ross) who officially brought the group to 'Berry Gordy''s attention, and by 1969 the boys were producing back-to-back chart-busting hits as Motown artists ("I Want You Back," "ABC," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Got to Be There," etc.). As a product of the 70s, the boys emerged as one of the most accomplished black pop/soul vocal groups in music history, successfully evolving from a Temptations-like group act to a disco phenomenon.
Solo success for Michael was inevitable, and by the 80s he had become infinitely more popular than his brotherly group. Record sales consistently orbited, culminating in the biggest-selling album of all time, "Thriller" in 1982. A TV natural, he ventured rather uneasily into films, such as playing the Scarecrow in The Wiz (1978), but had much better luck with elaborate music videos.
In the 90s the down side as an 80s pop phenomenon began to rear itself. Michael grew terribly child-like and introverted by his peerless celebrity. A rather timorous, androgynous figure to begin with, his physical appearance began to change drastically and his behavior grew alarmingly bizarre, making him a consistent target for scandal-making, despite his numerous charitable acts. Two brief marriages -- one to Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley -- were forged and two children produced by his second wife during that time, but the purposes behind it appeared image oriented. Despite it all, Michael Jackson's passion and artistry as a singer, dancer, writer and businessman are unparalleled, and it is these prodigious talents that will ultimately prevail over the extremely negative aspects of his seriously troubled adult life.
For it all to end on June 25, 2009, with his sudden death at age 50 of a cardiac arrest just as he was just coming out of a four-year reclusive period and rehearsing for a sold-out London concert "comeback" in July seems uncommonly cruel and tragic. Millions upon millions of dedicated fans will remember where they were "the day Michael died"

Source : Celebrity Profile and Biography


Jacko's Dermatologist: 'I Am Not the Father'

Michael Jackson's Dermatologist: 'I Am Not the Father' | Michael Jackson

Dr. Arnold Klein (left) and Michael JacksonPhoto by: Splash News Online, Sonia Moskowitz / Globe

He is alleged to be the real father of Michael Jackson's children. Another claim says he is being investigated for prescribing the singer dangerous narcotic pain medications and anesthesia. Now, Jackson's longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein speaks out to address the rumors.
Klein, a Professor of Dermatology and Medicine at UCLA medical school, and a favorite of stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, flatly denies any involvement in over-prescribing drugs to Jackson.
"I didn't give him this crap they are talking about," Klein states in a new interview with Good Morning America. "I've never prescribed Oxycontin in my life. How am I going to prescribe Diprivan [a.k.a. Propofol, which is used for anesthesia] when I don't understand how to use it?"
He also denied being one of five doctors reportedly under investigation in the state of California for writing prescriptions for Jackson's medications. "I am not even under any examination by the police as one of those individuals," he said. "I have not been examined by anyone. I have not been contacted by the police in Los Angeles."
Klein also says that Jackson did not appear to be in severe pain – or to be battling addiction – during their last meeting, which was the Monday before Jackson's death. "He danced in my office. He danced for my patients. He was very muscular and he was very very happy and dancing," Klein says. "I saw nothing at that point I time that would make me worry whatsoever."
When asked if a rumor that he was the real father of Jackson's three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris Katherine, 11, and Prince Michael II (Blanket), 7, was true, Klein offered a denial – sort of.
"All I can tell you is, to the best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children," Klein said. "I can't answer it any other way. I don't want to feed any of this insanity going around." He did express a fondness for his friend's children adding, "These are brilliant children and I want them in no way to be harmed ... People should know the depth of [Jackson's] love of his children."

By Charlotte Triggs


Friday, July 3, 2009

The Last Airbender

bottom-footer Film yang diangkat dari serial kartun anak-anak buatan Nickelodeon ini menceritakan tentang perjuangan Aang, Katara dan Sokka melawan Prince Zuko.

Konon, dunia dibagi ke dalam 4 kawasan, yaitu api, air, udara, dan tanah. Ketika salah satu dari penguasa mempunyai ambisi terlalu besar, maka terjadi kekacauan. Prince Zuko yang menguasai elemen api menyerang kawasan lain guna menjadi penguasa tunggal. Satu-satunya yang bisa melawan ambisi tersebut adalah si bocah Aang yang mampu memanipulasi semua elemen tersebut. Dibantu oleh Katara dan saudaranya Sokka, mereka berusahalast_airbender_zuko_dev_patel2 mengembalikan dunia di tengah keseimbangan 4 elemen.

Menurut jadwal sementara The Last Airbender akan tayang 2 Juli 2010.

Film mengenai si bocah Aang, di film kartun lebih dikenal dengan judul Avatar. Namun di film ini nama Avatar tidak digunakan karena judul Avatar telah dipakai lebih dahulu oleh sutradara James Cameron untuk film yang akan dirilis 18 Desember 2009.

Tanggal rilis 2 Juli 2010
Produksi Paramount Pictures
Genre Action Adventure
Sutradara M. Night Shyamalan
Pemain Noah Ringer … Aang
Dev Patel … Zuko
Jackson Rathbone … Sokka
Cliff Curtis … Princess Yue
Nicola Peltz … Katara
Shaun Toub … Uncle Iroh
Jessica Andres … Suki
Aasif Mandvi … Commander Zhao