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Today, February 24, is Steve Jobs’ birthday. The visionary Apple co-founder, who died of pancreatic cancer in October 2011, would have turned 58 today.
The man responsible for technology innovations that shape our lives on a daily basis remains as beloved as any figure in the history of American business.Steve Jobs’ Best Clips: Keynotes & Interviews
Steve Jobs wasn’t merely a creative genius far ahead of his time, but was revered as a dear friend and an inspiring mentor by those who knew him.
He was also a showman who could give a keynote address like no other.
Whether he wasMore >
The Real Housewives of Atlanta “Praise the Pageant.” If only they would have taken the time for a dress rehearsal. We recap all the bloopers in our THG +/- review.
Cynthia throws her Miss Renaissance Pageant with lots of pushing and little polish. Minus 20. Perhaps a dress rehearsal or two would have helped.
Where to begin?
How about with actor and celebrity host Boris Kodjoe. No doubt he’s a handsome man in anything he wears but Cynthia obviously needed to specify he should wear a suit, especially when all of the ladies on stage were wearing gowns. Minus 15. Who shows upMore >
Everyone seems to have beef with Chris Brown these days.
Drake is suing him after their brawl last year, Frank Ocean threw down with him in a parking lot, the D.A. alleges he didn’t do community service … so it goes.
Now gang members are threatening him outside clubs!
As he left Playhouse Wednesday night – the same venue where Drake was denied entry because Chris was inside – he was confronted by some crazy dude.
It’s unclear why the n-word, f-bomb throwing gangster was screaming at Brown, but he accused the star of being a crip and asked if his car was bulletproof.
Bar Refaeli has had a profound impact on many young males, but none more so than Jesse Helman, who made out with her in last night’s Super Bowl ad for GoDaddy.
His life has been transformed for the better, he says.Bar Rafaeli Super Bowl Commercial
The ad, which somehow made Danica Patrick irrelevant, touted the sexy side (Bar) and smart side (Jesse) of domain registration staple GoDaddy.
“I’ve actually had guys tweet me that they wish they were me, and girls tweet me saying they wish they were Bar,” Helman says of his Super Bowl spot.
The interest from the ladies isn’t justMore >
Chris Brown is apparently feeling crucified since his fight with Frank Ocean.
Yesterday, the 23-year-old R&B star, who also paints in his spare time, posted a new photo on Instagram of Jesus on the cross, with a not-so cryptic caption:
“Painting the way I feel today,” he wrote.
Although he seems to have an extremely hard time taking his own advice, the controversial and often embattled singer also added, “Focus on what matters!”
Accounts of the Chris Brown-Frank Ocean fight vary.
The alleged altercation involving the stars and their posses occurred at a W. HollywoodMore >
Was the Chris Brown-Frank Ocean fight really just over a parking spot? Or did a shared history of animosity between the musicians and their camps trigger it?
If you missed it, Chris was listening to artist he represents at an LA-area studio last night; when he went to leave, Ocean and his people blocked him in.
Chris reportedly went to shake hands with Frank, only to be attacked by one of Ocean’s entourage members, and things went downhill from there.
Soon enough, a brawl involving six people broke out; Ocean told cops (and Tweeted) the fight started over a parking space, andMore >
Jiroemon Kimura is the world’s oldest man … ever. He was born in 1897!
The 115-year-old recently became the oldest living human after the death of Dina Manfredini. Now he’s also officially the oldest man who has ever lived.Jiroemon Kimura, World’s Oldest Man Ever
The former postal employee has 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. He lives with his son’s family near Kyoto, Japan.
The previous holder of the title of oldest man ever was Christian Mortensen, a Danish-American, who lived 115 years and 252 days before dying in 1998.
The body of Rodney King was discovered at the bottom of a pool by his fiancee last month, with the cause of death listed as “accidental drowning.”
That may technically still be the case, but the official death report has come out and it’s undeniable now that the man whose 1991 beating sparked riots in Los Angeles stumbled to his demise at the result of numerous substances in his body.
It’s unclear if he jumped or fell into the water, according to the coroner, but King was “in a state of drug and alcohol induced delirium” at the time of his passing.
“The effects of the drugs and alcohol,More >
Looks like Farrah Abraham’s “On My Own” has some competition for worst song released in the past week … or in the history of human civilization.
Octomom Nadya Suleman – yes, Octomom is RECORDING MUSIC now – has a new dance track entitled “Sexy Party” coming out in the near future.
The 30-second sneak peek below, which TMZ first posted, is rather amazing, as it features Octo counting in Spanish and plugging her payday loan site.
WARNING: May cause sudden vomiting and/or uncontrollable laughter.
Listen above, at your own peril … what the Octomom pornMore >
And he responded by writing a song that slammed his ex.
But the bad blood between these young stars appears to have simmered down, as Jonas said in an interview with Washington, D.C.’s 94.7 Fresh FM yesterday that Swift’s latest breakup anthem – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – is not based on their history.
“I don’t think we’ve ever tried [to get back together] another time, so I can tell you it’s not about me,” heMore >
It’s been less than five months since Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth split after 11 years of marriage, but she already looks quite a lot different.
Noticeably slimmer, to be more specific.
On a media tour in NYC August 7, Garth, 40, is discussing life as a single mom of three, as chronicled on CMT’s Jennie Garth: A Little Bit County.
Jennie Garth yesterday (left), and in 2010.
“I always said I would rather lick a dirty floor than go back to dating,” Garth said. “[Dating] is very new for me. I have training wheels on right now.”
“I was married [for so long]. That’s my whole adult life,More >
It’s arguably the most anticipated event of every Summer Olympics, and the London 2012 edition did not disappoint.
With 2008 Gold Medal honoree and world record holder Usain Bolt looking to stave off competition from countryman Yohan Blake and U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin, who came out on top of today’s 100-meter dash?
The reigning Olympic champion went back-to-back, setting a blistering pace and also an Olympic record with a ridiculous time of 9.63 seconds.
Blake came in second at 9.75 seconds and Gatlin earned Bronze with a time of 9.79.
The Fastest Man in the History of the WorldMore >
… this is what goes up on YouTube.
THG NOTE: That’s Snezana Rodic, a long jumper from Slovenia.
THG NOTE #2: We have no idea how she did in the event. Chances are this guy and his flip cam weren’t interested in the result either. Chances are he has also never spoken with a woman without entering a credit card number.
Read the rest here: When Pervs Get Tickets to the Olympics …
Serena Williams can add one more achievement to her Hall of Fame resume: Olympic champion.
The 14-time Grand Slam winner won a major tournament on the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon for the second time this summer, destroying top-ranked Maria Sharapova in the Gold Medal match by a score of 6-0, 6-1.
It was the most lopsided women’s final in Olympic history.
Williams lost only 17 games across six matches and let out a scream and even did a little dance upon taking the decisive point.
“I don’t think I’ve ever danced like that,” she said afterward. “I don’t even know where the dance cameMore >