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  • No Limbs and he throws out the first pitch!!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    One of the weekend's most-viewed videos shows a Japanese sportswriter/author throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game... it's spectacular becausehe was born with no arms or legs.

    There are people saying that it was a PR move and shouldn't have been shown..I think that is BS..this is a great video to show that you can follow your dreams and achieve anything you want to!!
    ~Charli

     

  • NBC's The Voice: where have you seen these contestants before? May suprise you..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     

    The Stars of 'The Voice' --Where You've Heard Us Before

     

    Sure, the judges of "The Voice" didn't get to see who they were picking when when they chose their teams for the singing competition -- but for the viewers, there were definitely some familiar faces.

    While the high-profile pasts of some of the contestants hasn't been mentioned on the show, we dug up a couple videos for a few of the players you've probably seen before.

    -Raquel Castro:This 16-year-old singer nailed Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" on the show and captured the attention of Christina Aguilera -- but you might remember her from the 2004 movie "Jersey Girl," where she played Ben Affleck's daughter. Even then Castro was showing off her voice -- check out her performance of one of the songs from "Sweeney Todd" in the movie:

    CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO OF RAQUEL IN BEN AFFLECK MOVIE

  • Ryan and I are considering buying this new home..Look familiar?

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    The Home Alone House....

    You can now own the “Home Alone” house for just $2.4 million.

    The house that was home to Macaulay Culkin in the movies is in Winnetka, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

    The red-brick colonial Georgian house was built in the 1920s and features a four-room master suite

     

  • 10 most ridiculous celebrity purchases of all-time!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

     
    Let’s face it: celebrities have way too much money on their hands. So much so, in fact, that many don’t think twice about over-spending on items that no one could ever possibly need. Keep reading to review ten of the most ridiculous celebrity purchases in recent history.

    10 Beyonce – $100,000 Pair of Leggings
    Hey, I’m all for any product that shows off Beyonce’s booty, but seriously, $100,000 for a single pair of leggings? Crafted by Balenciaga and adorned with gold, Beyonce wore this purchase to the 2007 BET Awards. Most likely, she never wore them again (though, hopefully, she donated them to Goodwill).

    9 Suri Cruise – $850 Purse
    Most three year-old kids are perfectly happy playing with an empty cardboard box. Not so for Suri Cruise. Back when she was three, her mommy bought her an $850 Salvatore Ferragamo purse. I guess you’ve got to have somewhere to put all those cookies and candy cell phones.

    8 Amanda Seyfried – Dead Horse
    While in London recently, Amanda Seyfried fell in love with a dead horse. Yep, as it turns out Amanda spotted a three-week old taxidermied pony while across the pond and just had to have it. No word on how much the horse cost, but my guess is she paid way too much for it.

    7 Michael Vick – $85,000 Fish Pond
    Before Michael Vick was a convicted felon, he spent his money lavishly on a lot of things. One such item was a custom fish pond that cost a whopping $85,000. Maybe all that time trading cigarettes in prison has taught Vick how to better manage his money.

    6 Steven Spielberg – $60,000 Sled
    Way back in 1982, Steven Spielberg decided to drop $60,000 for the Rosebud sled that was featured in Citizen Kane. Sure, the sled is a piece of cinema history, but there’s plenty of less expensive (and more practical) ways to get to and from the movie studio.

    5 Rachel Hunter – $15,000 Doghouse
    For model/actress Rachel Hunter, a simple doghouse just won’t do. No, apparently her two puppies need a full-fledged Mediterranean-style mansion in which to lick their balls. The house comes from a company called la petite maison. Purportedly, dog homes from the company go for as much as $50,000.

    4 Kanye West – Diamond Teeth
    On an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kanye West informed the world that he went ahead and got a full bottom row of diamond and gold tooth implants. No, it’s not a grill… it’s actual dental implants! When asked why Kanye would do such a thing, he admitted, “I just thought that diamonds were cooler.”

    3 Kim Basinger – $20 Million Town
    In 1989, shrewd business investor Kim Basinger purchased the town of Braselton, Georgia for a cool $20 million. Her goal was to turn the town into a destination for movie studios. The idea never really took off and Basinger eventually was forced to sell the town. Given this sound purchase, it should come as no surprise that Basinger was eventually forced to file for bankruptcy.

    2 Bono – $1,700 Plane Ticket for His Hat
    Apparently, Bono’s hat flies better than most of us. Back in 2005, the U2 singer had an urgent need to get his hat from London to Italy. As a result, he decided to spend $1,700 to fly the hat first class.


    1 Lady Gaga – $50,000 Machines That Detect Ghosts
    I ain’t afraid of no ghost… but Lady Gaga is. Apparently, the flamboyant pop singer believes whole-heartedly that ghosts do exist. Moreover, she believes that they are out to get her. As such, she has invested in electro-magnetic field equipment in order to keep her “safe from spirits” when on the road. The price tag for the equipment is around $50,000.

    Guyism

  • 5 year old boy sold his drawings to pay for his own cancer treatment...seriously!

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    A little boy fighting cancer is selling pictures he has drawn of his favorite monsters to pay for the treatment that could save his life.

    5 year old Aidan Reed is from Kansas City, Missouri. Last year, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Since then he has undergone weeks of treatment as well as chemotherapy, infections, spinal taps and other painful procedures.

    His parents had a mountain of hospital bills and had to put their home up for sale to pay for the treatment.

    But with the 3,000 drawings, he made more than $30,000. He even sold enough that his family was able to take their home off the market.

    Since then, Aidan's parents have gotten drawing requests from Japan, Italy, Brazil and other locations all over the world.

    STORY

     


  • Hey Dads..how to do mother's day right...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Here's the situation. You're a new father. You're dealing with pressure. Anxiety. Poop. (Lots of poop.) And then May rolls around, hopefully bringing May flowers... and Mother's Day.

    As if you don't have enough to worry about, right?

    The first thing you need to know about Mother's Day is that yes, you are obligated to do something nice for the mother of your child. Yes, we know she's not your mother, but without you she wouldn't be anyone's mother, so man up and mark your calendar (Mother's Day is May 8, in case you didn't know).

    The second thing you need to know is that asking your single friends for help shopping for your wife will result in answers like these:

    DON'T: get her a "Mommy Dearest" DVD.
    DON'T: choose that particular dinner to introduce her to your girlfriend.


    (Lesson: Single guys are funny, but they have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to Mother's Day.)

    But, hey, don't panic! Holidash has got your back. To find out how to handle that first Mother's Day, we spoke with a few guys who have been there and done that (not always the right way, unfortunately for them). Here are some do's and don'ts from real-life dads. Take notes.

    DO: Get her a card/gift.
    DON'T: Ask your single guy friends for advice.

    We've already covered why your single friends are a bad source of Mother's Day shopping advice; the one thing they do seem to understand, though, is that you should get your baby mama something to show how much you care. Ben Kimball, a sawmill laborer and volunteer firefighter from Pennsylvania, says via email that on Mother's Day, dads should make mom "feel as important and special as she is every day." Even if you know that she knows how much you appreciate all she does, be it working, wiping noses (or worse), or both, this is a day to show her exactly how you feel.

    It doesn't have to be anything fancy. I usually save the big gifts for anniversaries. But you should probably pick up a present of some sort, at least flowers. Or keep things simple and go with a card. That's what Ben says he did for his wife's first Mother's Day, and it was a hit.

    DO: Involve the kids.
    DON'T: Expect them to do anything without your help.

    Even if the special lady in your family picks up your dirty socks for you (and if so, consider yourself lucky), it's important to remember that she's not your mom. Since this is her first mother's day, your kids will probably be too little to do much in the way of gift buying. But that doesn't mean they can't contribute. Joshua Lewis Berg, a children's entertainer living in Burbank, CA, says via Facebook that one year he picked up a t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan "Hand's Down, Best Mother Ever." Then he increased the cute factor by including paint-dipped hand prints from his little girl. What did mom think? "She still wears the shirt to this day," Josh says. All together now -- awww! Josh, you're making the rest of us look bad. Thanks, man.

    DO: Remember that she's your wife.
    DON'T: Forget that she's a mom.

    While you're honoring your wife for all the things she does as a mother, do not make the mistake of ignoring her wife-ness on Mother's Day -- or any other day of the year. Ben from Pennsylvania says that while the kids are focused on her as a mother (of course), it is a good idea for a husband to focus on his wife as -- well, as a wife.

    This does not mean that you should get her Victoria's Secret lingerie for Mother's Day. Save it for your anniversary. (And be honest -- that's a gift for you, dude.) The trick is to find a balance between the two roles, something that can be accomplished by making sure that on this day it is all about her. Barack Levin, an author living in Atlanta, GA, decided that this year, he will send his wife to a spa for Mother's Day, for a day off from the kids. Why? Because, he says via email, she deserves it.

    DO: Get the kids involved.
    DON'T: Put them in charge.

    We all know that moms want their kids to recognize how much they do as mothers, but let's face it: The pre-school set are not the best party planners. Involve your kids in whatever you're cooking up for their mother, but don't hand the whole celebration over to them. Continuing in his quest to make the rest of us look bad, Joshua Lewis Berg tells us that he includes the kids in any Mother's Day plans because "it is, after all, 'mother's' day, not 'wife's' day." Jonathan Sager, a Mainframe Administrator from Callicoon Center, NY (and husband of Holidash contributor Jeanne Sager) says via email that "as a new father [approaching] Mother's Day for the first time, it is important to let [your wife] know that that she is a good mother and that you appreciate what she does for your child."

    Gregg Lichtenstein, Los Angeles, CA, screenwriter and creator of obesity-fighting performance troupe The Activators, went a step further on his first Mother's Day. "Our daughter was only three weeks old and my wife was exhausted," he says via email, "so I decided to become a 'manny' for the day. I took care of our baby and also waited on my wife hand and foot. This included meals in bed, an endless supply of magazines, her favorite DVDs, foot rubs, and an entire day of uninterrupted sleep. I didn't focus on her as a wife or a mother – instead, she was a queen for a day. And it was just what she needed."

    DO: Go all out for Mother's Day.
    DON'T: Assume that you're off the hook when Sunday is over.

    Mother's Day comes but once a year, but a mom is a mom every single day. "One word of advice for dads (new and old)," says Barack Levin. "Do not wait for Mother's Day to show your appreciation to the mother of your children. She deserves more than just one day." Joshua Berg says that dads need to make sure that mom "feels appreciated every day for what she does... but especially on Mother's Day, let her know that you are thankful." Whether mom is a full-time homemaker or CEO of the MegaGlobalHuge Corporation, she's still the mom. And this is her special day. So don't screw it up!

    But hey, no pressure.

  • Music Stars react to Bin Laden's death on Twitter..

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    Katy Perry: "I believe in justice but don't u think that an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind?"

    Questlove: "I hope those rejoicing can hear O's words that to engage in anti Islam/Muslim rhetoric is missing the point."

    Rihanna: "Rumpupupum Rumpupupum Rumpupupuuum."

    Kings of Leon's Jared Followill: "The guy who shot Osama is about to get SO laid."

    Adam Levine: "I dont know how I feel about 'celebrating' death. But I'm just glad this happened during a good man's presidency."

    Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon: "The death of #obl does not inspire me to celebrate, rather to mourn the many who've died in this pointless conflict of ideals."

    Chris Colfer ("Glee"): "I was wondering why my White House tour was cancelled today."

    Keri Hilson: "I don't know about you, but I'm stayin prayed UP!! A lot has been happening on this dear earth at an unusually frequent pace."

    Nick Lachey: "Ding dong, the witch is dead!! It only took nearly 10 years, but bin laden is dead. The world is a better place my friends."

    Lil Twist: "Barrack Obama IS A EDUCATED GANGSTA!!! It's like he knows all the right words to say lol... Just seen the speech.... wow speechless lol"

    Good Charlotte's Benji Madden: "How bad do you think President Obama wanted to say BoOoyah Son!!!??! at the end of his speech tonight? Probably really bad!"

    Snoop Dogg: "RIP to everybody who was taken on 911. Let the troops back home n lower gas prices let's live happily ever after!!"

    JordinSparks: "Ground Zero...I can feel the energy through my TV. It's electrifying."

    Pete Wentz: "wow Obama 1, 2 punch: lion king video then Osama dead. seriously I wanna see who runs in 2012."

    Paramore's Haley Williams: "#nowplaying 'Party In The USA' - Miley Cyrus"

    Maxwell: "for the victims, the soldiers & the families who suffer loss or wait even now for the return of loved ones #THANKYOU"

  • This teacher finally got to shave his beard since 9/11...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    A middle school teacher in Ephrata, Washington shaved for the first time sine September 11th, 2001.

    He vowed after the terrorist attacks that he would not shave his beard until Osama bin Laden was caught.

    Osama was killed Sunday, and so, yesterday, the teacher shaved off his lengthy beard.

     


  • President Obama watches Bin Laden get taken down...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    * President Obama watched assault on compound housing bin Laden in real time
        * Osama shot in the eye/head after refusing offer to surrender; his skull was blown apart
        * Three adults including Bin Laden's 'son' reportedly killed in raid
        * Compound was yards from Pakistan's 'Sandhurst' military academy
        * Body buried at sea after Saudi Arabia 'declines to take corpse'
        * DNA tests 99.9 per cent certain man killed WAS Bin Laden
        * U.S. embassies on alert over Al Qaeda reprisal attacks
        * CIA analysts spent months looking at satellite trying to work out what was inside
        * Assault on bin Laden’s compound concluded with coded message: “Geronimo-E KIA“
        * bin Laden may have lived in compound for up to six years
        * US officials believe posthumous bin Laden tape may emerge
        * A “mother lode of intelligence” uncovered at compound; intelligence gathered at site of bin Laden raid may lead to Al Qaeda # 2, Aymanal-Zawahri

  • USA!! USA!!! The Chant at the game...

    Posted by Charli McKenzie

    I was snoring next to my husband late last night when he shook me "Babe-Wake Up, Babe Wake Up" and of course I was crabby and said "What"-thinking it was some silly play made during the game, when he said "They got that dirty _______, Obama Bin Laden is dead"

    It was pretty amazing to hear this

    As news of Osama bin Laden's death made its way to Citizens Bank Park, about 45,000 fans at the Phillies game broke in a chant of "U-S-A, U-S-A."

     

    Phils Fans Chant 'USA' After Osama Dies: MyFoxPHILLY.com