Archive | February, 2013

Prison Inmates Save Three Boys from Drowning

28 Feb

When three inmates were assigned to clean up a park near their Yacolt, Wash. minimum security corrections facility, they had no idea how important that day’s community service would be.

While finishing up their work on Jan. 30, Nelson Pettis, 37, Larry Bohn, 29, and Jon Fowler, 29, heard children’s screams coming from the nearby creek. Rushing to the water’s edge, they saw three young boys struggling to keep their heads above water.

The children’s small canoe had capsized, dumping the boys into the cold, 25-mph current, which was rushing towards the Washington River.

“It was raging pretty fast,” Pettis told the local KPTV news station. “They were really scared.”

He and Bohn didn’t think twice, leaping into the water to grab the boys – later identified as brothers ages 8, 10 and 16 – carrying them to a small island, where they awaited emergency rescue. “They kept telling us, ‘Thank you, thank you,’ ” Bohn told reporters.

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Fowler, who remained on land and helped emergency crews blow up an inflatable raft and bring the group back to shore, told reporters that while some may find their actions surprising, “We did what any good person would do.”

The men took off their shirts to wrap up the shivering boys, all of whom were taken to the hospital for mild hypothermia.

Prison authorities say the men involved are all serving time for non-violent crimes.

“Just because we’re incarcerated doesn’t mean we’re bad people,” Fowler told reporters. “We made some bad choices in our lives, but we’re still just like everybody else.”

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28 Feb

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V-DAY: Jewelry for Valentine’s Day: cliché yet obligatory. Spice things up by gifting locally designed bijoux from K.Amato (k-amato.com; earrings shown are $40) for 25 percent off from February 1 to 14. Use code “lovekamato25.” Shower your sweetheart with antiques and vintage finds from the Randolph Street Market’s Valentine’s Day–themed indoor bazaar, Passions and Vanities, running February 2 and 3 at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington St.). All month, Chicago-based website PrettyCity.com partners with dozens of local spas and salons for its annual Love You campaign, created to promote women’s heart health. Find more than 100 deals on facials, massages, haircuts, and more, all priced from $39 to $59, at prettycity.com/love.

UNCONVENTIONAL DEALS: Beginning this month, H&M shoppers can swap used clothing for discounts. Take in duds from any brand, in any condition; for each bag of garments you unload (up to two), you’ll net 15 percent off one in-store item. The 900 North Michigan Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.)—which include J.Crew, Space519, and Michael Kors—hold a tax-free shopping weekend in honor of President’s Day: Keep some of those Lincolns in your pocket when you shop February 16 to 18.

POP-UP: Greg Chait, Tabitha Simmons, Jennifer Meyer—any of these names ring a bell? They will soon. These CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists are in the upper echelon of emerging designers, in good company with past winners such as Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. Throughout February, view and purchase their work at a pop-up store inside Nordstrom (520 N. Michigan Ave.).

 

England Six Nations: Behind The Scenes Training Camp With Care & Marler

27 Feb

Ahead of England’s mouth-watering clash this weekend with Ireland, O2 have released the latest episode of their online series Inside Line, offering a behind the scenes look at England’s training camp, featuring interviews with England teammates Danny Care and Joe Marler.

England will be looking to continue their good form that saw them beat Scotland at the weekend, and hope that Ireland don’t continue their own. It has gone badly in Ireland for England before, and they will need to be wary of a home side buoyed by the crowd and looking to send Six Nations leaders England home without any more points.

You can see the full video below…

Look out for more from O2′s Inside Line throughout the Six Nations on WhatCulture.com

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James Bond: 10 Most Deadly Bond Girls

27 Feb

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Over the course of the 23 official James Bond films that have been released over the years, there have been a wide array of exciting locations, vehicles, villains and, of course, gadgets. But what would Bond be without his Bond girls? That’s a rhetorical question, but the answer is somewhat obvious – he’d be nowhere.

So as Bond girls are such an important aspect of the series, and there are plenty of articles questioning who the ‘best’ or the ‘sexiest’ Bond girl is, it feels like time to bring a slightly different spin to the debate, and decide who the most dangerous Bond girls are up to this point in the series. So to celebrate the girls who have made attempts at seducing Bond into their beds, or just plain tried to kill him, read on and see who the deadliest Bond Girls really are…

Honourable Mention: Bambi And Thumper – Lola Larson and Trina Parks – Diamonds Are Forever

Bambi + Thumper

Bambi and Thumper are the two bodyguards of Willard Whyte, and quickly get the better of Bond when he enters the house where he believes he will find Mr. Whyte, using their athleticism to subdue Bond with vicious jumps and kicks. Bambi then attempts to choke Bond using her thighs, perfect setting the path for a much later villain in the series who I’ll get to later on, although Bond escapes this situation easily enough, only for the two women to throw him into the outdoor pool.

The only reason Bambi and Thumper have only made it as far as the honourable mention rather than into the top 10 is due to how easily Bond gets the upper hand over them both when they jump into the pool themselves to finish him off. When Felix Leiter turns up Bond is holding each of them underwater, letting Thumper loose and eventually Bambi after learning the location of Mr. Whyte.

There’s also the problem that there are two of them, and it seems almost impossible to seperate them, they are Bambi and Thumper after all, so they unfortunately just miss out on the top 10, but are no less deadly for it.

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Carey Mulligan Gets It Gu-WRONG On The Black Carpet

26 Feb

The usually on point Carey Mulligan looked rather drab at the Prabal Gurung for Target launch in NYC on Wednesday.

Wearing black skinnies, a pale coral blouse, and black trench, the star of The Great Gatsby looked, well, not impressed.

And she didn’t impress us either!

Why, oh why didn’t she pick one of the MANY gorgeous Prabal Gurung for Target dresses that were surely at her disposal?

Disappointing!

[Image via C. Smith/WENN.]

David Beckham Used A Butt Double In Hawt New H&M Commercial???

26 Feb

What?!?! NOOOO!!

David Beckham is a perfect specimen, why would he ever need a butt double???

Unfortunately, it looks like the rumor that Becks used a body double in his new H&M underwear ad is actually true.

The soccer stud did tweet that he did “most” of the stunts in the ad, however, if you notice in the second picture (above), David’s arm tats are mysteriously missing!

A rep for the clothing company explained why they would even dare use another model for his butt shots, saying:

“David was very involved in the advert including doing most of the stunts. Due to his tight schedule a body double was used in smaller parts of the video.”

Oh well, at least those bouncing balls were real! Ha!

Until we get to the bottom of this, check out Becks’ actual butt (below)!

[Image via H&M.]

Rihanna to Chris Brown — I’ll Ride with You NO MATTER WHAT

25 Feb

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9:42 AM PT –– A rep for Brown says the singer did NOT write the Instagram post … insinuating that it was drafted by an imposter.

You really buyin’ that?

Hours after Chris Brown was accused of cheating the system, he got some serious support from Rihanna … who rode shotgun with the singer following a recording session in L.A..

The two were pictured leaving the L.A. studio together around 4:30 AM … following an angry statement from Brown in which he said his life is PURE HELL.

We broke the story … prosecutors believe Brown LIED about doing community service — and could face serious jail time for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to dupe authorities.

But last night, Brown reportedly took to Instagram to unload about the situation … telling his fans he can’t relax because the stories about his life are constantly being covered on TV, radio and everything else.

Brown’s frustrations are obvious — “Im wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough, yo!!”

He continued … “Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect Im sick of being accused … Im tired yall Just don’t understand Ive been going through this sh*t since I was 19 years old .. You cant sit here and tell me to calm down, when am I gonna get a positive outcome out of anything I do?”

“Im not gonna sit here and play victim, Im just tired of this sh*t … I pray every day and night for a new outcome … and just when everything seems to be going good some new sh*t happens.”

And then Brown — a convicted woman beater — had the balls to write, “A day in my shoes is a day in hell, believe it or not!”

A hearing in the community service matter is set for today in L.A. at 2:00 PM PT.

Stay tuned …

CHRIS BROWN’S ENTIRE INSTAGRAM STATEMENT

“I love ya’ll but ya’ll getting repetitive telling me to relax. no I’m not gonna relax. Im makin an album right now … and ya’ll tell me not to pay attention to it. How can I not when it’s on my radio, TV, and everything else … even if I did relax I wouldn’t stop hearing about it .. ya’ll are everything to me ya’ll know this but telling me to ignore it is like telling me to walk around with a blindfold and stick earplugs in my ear .. Im wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough, yo!!

Yes it bothers me but it’s not my main focus! my music is … and when I speak on it .. its because I want people to know how I feel .. yes they talked about Jesus … but “him” I am not him, not even close!!!

Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect Im sick of being accused … Im tired yall Just don’t understand Ive been going through this sh*t since I was 19 years old .. You cant sit here and tell me to calm down, when am I gonna get a positive outcome out of anything I do?

When can I get that feed back?

Im TIRED do you read me Im tired!!!!!! Im not gonna sit here and play victim, Im just tired of this sh*t … I pray every day and night for a new outcome … and just when everythnig seems to be going good some new sh*t happens.

A day in my shoes is a day in hell, believe it or not!

Ya’ll don’t wanna be in my predicament … before ya’ll say Im weak remember what Ive been through … my soul cries for positivity Im not broken I am STRONG …. but being so doesn’t”

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