After a week where it emerged that George Zimmerman appeared to have no cuts or injuries, today, protesters begun marching in the Florida town where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. The protest follows similar marches in various cities in America. The killing has become a melting pot of controversy, and today a thousand people carrying signs and wearing T-shirts with the teen’s image were marching to the Sanford Police Department . The Rev.Al Sharpton is scheduled to speak when they arrive.
The excitement over the biggest lottery in American history brought out mega crows. This image captures hundreds of Mega Millions customers waiting in a line to purchase their tickets to Friday night’s $640 million estimated jackpot at the Primm Valley Lotto Store just inside the California and Nevada state line. As of 10:30 a.m yesterday, estimated wait-time to purchase tickets at the store had exceeded five hours.
There was not one, but three winners, who will receive a whopping $154m each as a lump sum.
Jessica Simpson revealed that she has piled on 40 pounds during her first pregnancy, and is looking to get back into shape after she gives birth. But as The Nutrition Twins write, Jessica has a tough task ahead.
One of the strangest sightings this week came when Batman was stopped by Montgomery County officers on Wednesday, March 21, on southbound Route 29 at Prelude Drive, Silver Spring, for no tags on Batmobile.
We know she’s a busy mom, but with all of Katie Holmes money, one would think that she would never leave the house looking like this! Earlier this week, Mrs. Tom Cruise was spotted rushing out to breakfast in this ghastly attire with her hair wet, and badly applied make up. Speaking of Katie, her ex Chris Klein has revealed that their relationship “ended as amicably as these things can end”.
From one disheveled starlet to another. Christina was photographed court side in LA this week, and we just can’t get past staring at her face and wondering if perhaps, she has had some work done. She certainly looks different these days.
The man who garnered a lot of column inches this week was Clayton Frederick Osbon, the captain who went berserk mid-flight on a JetBlue plane.
The 49-year-old left passengers horrified when he began running up and down the aisle shouting ”Iraq, al-Qaeda, terrorism, we’re all going down.”
He also proved that not only do we have to fear the other aspects when we fly, but we also now, have to worry about the crew. Flying just got thismuchworse.
And, an adorable photo to end things with. Pete Wentz and his son Bronx were photographed at Castle park. The tot looked so cute with his neon yellow glasses. Unlike other celebrity offspring, namely Suri Cruise, who seems to be constantly crying, young Bronx has a spring in his step and a smile that could melt even the most hardened of hearts.
And, here’s the weekend’s blind item….can you guess who it is?
(NationalEnquirer) Which one of the “True Blood” hunks gets a huge kick out of working out at a West Hollywood gym in front of its mostly gay clientele? The gorgeous star says he’s straight, but he enjoys flirting and flexing his muscles for the appreciative boys SO much that tongues have been wagging!
Spindly olive trees, flowering almond branches, and picturesque windmills were the norm as I cycled through the small villages and countryside of Mallorca, Spain. I recently had the privilege of spending an entire week on the beautiful Spanish Island- cycling, sunning, and enjoying good company. The real highlight of the week was the food. Every meal started with a bowl of the fresh, plump little green olives, bread, and perhaps a small dish of garlic-laced aioli. The paella was cooked with love and care, in the true Spanish style- its golden hue owed to the perfect combination of saffron, paprika, and tomatoes.
Making this paella at home couldn’t be easier. While the seasonings and cooking method are similar, this version differs greatly from the Spanish standard paella mixto in that it contains no shellfish or chorizo. Instead, it features seasonal produce and canned staples. The Portobello mushrooms are hearty and soak up the flavors of the spices. The asparagus was chosen due to its seasonal abundance in my local grocery store. If there’s another green veggie that strikes your fancy on your shopping trip, feel free to substitute a like amount. If you are looking to stretch this for a crowd, you could add steamed crumbled tempeh (just add the cooked tempeh during the last five minutes of cooking) I hope this ethnic vegetarian fare spices up your weeknight meal plan!
Paella with mixed vegetables
I used a 13” wide paella pan. This specialty pan is available from some retail stores and online sources for less than $30. If you don’t have a paella pan, you can substitute a wide, shallow skillet. You may need to adjust your cooking time and amount of liquid to compensate for a thicker pan. Taste as you go, and turn off the heat when the rice is at the desired consistency!
1- 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
2-3 large portabella mushrooms
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt and pepper
1 medium sized sweet onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1- 1 ½ cups high quality crushed (or diced) tomatoes
1 ½ cups short grain Spanish rice or Arborio Rice
3 ½ cups vegetable stock or water (or combination of both)
Generous pinch saffron threads
½ bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1” pieces
½ can of artichoke hearts, drained and halved (about 5 large hearts)
½ cup frozen peas, thawed
Lemon wedges, for serving
1. Heat oil in a paella pan over medium heat. Sauté the sliced portabella mushrooms for 3-5 minutes until slightly wilted. Add the sweet paprika, oregano, and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Remove mushrooms from pan. Be careful to reserve as much of the spice mixture with the mushrooms.
2. In the same pan, sauté the onions for 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. If necessary, add ½ tbsp oil to prevent the onions from sticking.
3. Add tomatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes. Scrape the bottom of the pan to incorporate any remaining spices. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Add the rice and stir to combine. Pour in water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. If your pan is very large, carefully move it around on the burner to ensure that the rice cooks evenly.
5. Add the saffron and stir to combine. Add the asparagus and canned artichokes and stir gently to distribute evenly. Allow the paella to simmer, without stirring, until the rice is al dente, for about 15 minutes more. Expect the rice to expand slightly as it absorbs the cooking liquid.
6. Taste the paella and adjust seasoning as desired with salt and pepper. The paella rice should be tender and moist, but not too sticky. Add a little more liquid to thin if desired. Stir in peas.
7. Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with lemon wedges (optional). Note: Lemon wedges are traditionally served alongside a paella mixto, which has fish, shellfish, and shrimp. Here, the lemon brightens the final dish!
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Kristin Cavallari is the latest celebrities to wear Yosi Samra’s chicfootwear that includes flip flops and fold up ballet flats.
The nude patent flip flops are the mom-to-be’s go to pregnancy footwear.
AnnaLynne McCord, Cindy Crawford, Eva Longoria, January Jones, Jessica Alba, Maria Menounos, Selma Blair and Vanessa Hudgens have all recently worn flats and flip flops by Yosi Samra making it one of the hottest brands amongst Hollywood’s leading ladies.
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Did you wake up rich beyond your dreams? If you didn’t, you’re not alone with millions of Americans facing disappointment this morning
The winning numbers for the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot were: 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and Mega Ball 23.
Three ticket holders have got all six numbers in the $640m Mega Millions lottery draw – putting them in line to receive $154m each as a lump sum.
Lottery ticket-holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland each selected the winning numbers and will split a $640 million jackpot that was believed to be the world’s largest such prize, a lottery official said.
Mike Lang, spokesman for the Illinois Lottery, said his state’s winning ticket was sold in the small town of Red Bud, near St. Louis. The winner used a quick pick to select the numbers, he said.
The Maryland Lottery announced earlier Saturday that it had sold a winning ticket at a retail store in Baltimore County. No details were immediately available about the Kansas ticket.
Lang said each winning ticket was expected to be worth more than $213 million before taxes.
“We’re thrilled,” she said. “We’re due and excited.”
Americans spent nearly $1.5 billion for a chance to hit the jackpot, which amounts to a $462 million lump sum and around $347 million after federal tax withholding. The odds of winning the jackpot were stacked at 1 in 176 million.
In between making smash records and touring with the BEP, Ms Fergalicious makes ends meet by bar tending.
Ok, not really . But the gorgeous pop star is now co-owner of s new Vodka called Voli, a low-cal, fruit -infused spirit, and celebrated by whipping up some of her own drink recipes on The Rachel Ray show.
We Gotta a Feeling she mixes a Glamourous cocktail ( sorry.)
Here’s a Fergie special
VOLI GREEN GARDEN
Bar Tools Needed: Boston shaker, measuring cup, strainer, pressure juicer, martini glass
-Voli Lyte Vodka
-Cut Green Pepper
-Handful of Basil
-Organic stevia/no-calorie sweetener
-Salt and pepper for martini rim
-Step 1: Take a handful of the green pepper and put into the shaker. Muddle the green pepper. Add in a handful of basil to the muddled green pepper. (Tearing the bunch of basil in half. No need to further muddle)
-Step 2: Add 2 oz of Voli Lyte
-Step 3: Add 1 oz Lime Juice
-Step 4: Add 1 package of organic stevia or no-calorie sweetener
-Step 5: Rim the martini glass with black pepper and salt mix
-Step 6: Mix, shake and strain into the martini glass
-Step 7: Pull a piece of basil from the bundle, smack the basil in your hand to release the oils and natural flavors and garnish the cocktail with the basil on top.
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What better way to celebrate the end of your probation than by throwing a party! That’s just what Lindsay Lohan did!
“It was a private suite — the place was packed with people,” a partygoer tells Life & Style about the March 29 gathering at the Chateau Marmont in LA. The soiree started around 9 p.m. — just a few hours after Judge Stephanie Sautner lifted Lindsay’s probation for a 2007 drunk-driving conviction. “It was so crowded, you could barely see anything.”
“She was talking to a group of friends,” the partygoer tells Life & Style. “I didn’t see her have anything to drink.”
But the newly free star did indulge in a little excess — she changed her outfit multiple times throughout the night!
“She first had on this white dress, then changed into a black top and jeans,” the partygoer says. “But then she changed again into another dress. She came out like five times from the bedroom wearing something different each time.”
Celeb pals like Nicky Hilton, new mom Kimberly Stewart and Brandon Davis (who famously called Lindsay “Firecrotch” during a rift in 2006) came out to support her.
“Nicky was friendly and in good spirits,” the partygoer tells Life & Style. “Kimberly looked very understated. She totally seems like she’s in full mommy mode now. She only stayed until 9:30 because she said she had to get back to her child.”
While the Mean Girls actress was excited to end her probation, she decided to keep it more exclusive later on in the evening.
“Around midnight, she started kicking people out that she didn’t know,” the partygoer says.
Next up for Lindsay is a guest spot on Glee, in which she’ll play herself. She’s also set to play legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor in the Lifetime biopic Liz and Dick.
In another interview with CBS news, Mr. Kurtz also reiterated this point, saying: ”We could see no physical signs like there had been a scuffle, there had been a fight.”
“The hands – I didn’t see any knuckles, bruises or what have you. And that is something we would have covered up if it would have been there.”
He added: “The story does not make sense, that he was in this type of scuffle, of fight.’
As previously reported, Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin told CNN’s Piers Morgan that the video footage of Zimmerman proves “what they have known all along”.
Ms Fulton told Morgan: “We just looked at the video and we were just surprised because according to the police report, he sustained injuries, but when we looked at the video, it was obvious that there were no visible injuries. [there was no] blood on his shirt.”
However, George Zimmerman’s brother last night faced the public to insist his brother is “the neighbour that everyone would want to have” and shot Trayvon Martin in while defending himself.
Robert Jr insisted that, contrary to media reports, his brother was responsible and friendly as he said: “He’s the neighbour that everybody would want to have. He goes out of his way to help people – he always has.”
And he added that police footage of the killer after his arrest proved that he was injured in a fight with Trayvon: “To me his nose looks swollen in that video. I’m his brother.”