Archive | December, 2013


28 Dec

KATE WINSET and NED ROCKNROLL finally welcomed their baby boy over the weekend, the latest Hollywood news has just learned.

How wonderful!

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Almost a year since her secret wedding to Ned Rocknroll, Kate Winslet welcomed their first child together on Saturday at an NHS Hospital in Sussex County, UK.

Yes, her two kids from previous relationships-14-year-old Mia Threapleton from Jim Threapleton and 10-year-old Joe Mendes from director Sam Mendes-are now big siblings!

Her rep says in a statement:

“Mother and baby are doing great.”

Kate may “never” take her husband’s last name, but the little tike sure will!

Congratulations to the happy family!

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Man Utd: 5 Huge Mistakes David Moyes Keeps Making

27 Dec

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If you’re looking for Manchester United in the Premier League table this morning, you might be alarmed by the fact you have to scroll all the way down to 8th.

That’s how things stand for the defending champions at present, following their worst ever start to a league campaign that has seen them win just three games all season.

Calamitous defeats against Liverpool, Manchester City and West Brom have interspersed with these unconvincing victories – with the Red Devils perhaps fortunate to leave the Stadium of Light with the three points against Sunderland earlier this month – while yet more points were dropped over the weekend against Southampton.

That leaves them eight points adrift of table-toppers Arsenal – For United, and their manager David Moyes, this simply isn’t good enough.

There was always bound to be a transitional period when Moyes succeeded from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this year, but even the most pessimistic of United fans wouldn’t have feared it’d be this bad.

The Old Trafford club’s wretched start to the season can be pinned down to a number of reasons – tactical ineptitude from the dugout through to poor performances from the players – but it is Moyes who has to shoulder most of the blame.

Here, we take a look at 5 Huge Mistakes David Moyes Keeps Making.

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15 Ways In Which Pixar Teaches You Everything About Life

27 Dec

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Pixar movies have the enviably rare ability to tug the chords of viewers’ hearts and wrung emotions out of them like water from soaked clothes. These films, through their words, can make you smile, laugh, cry, cringe and even jump to punch the empty air with an embarrassingly loud hoot. But more importantly, they teach us more about life than schooling, college or any other ‘intellectual’ form of education can ever do.

Thus, as a nostalgic homage to those golden words, this list lists (since that’s what lists do) all the things Pixar has taught the world about life.

15. The Worst Epiphany Ever – Carl Fredricksen


‘This is crazy. I finally meet my childhood hero and he’s trying to kill us. What a joke.’ – Carl Fredricksen, Up.

What it teaches: This single line summarizes the disappointed all of us face when our occasionally juvenile childhood dreams are sucker-punched by Age. The sardonic last phrase shows how bitter that disappointment can be, while affirming, that we all have to swallow such bitter pills.

14. How To Make Friends Happy – Mike Wazowski

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‘Roz, my tender, oozing blossom, you’re looking fabulous today. Is that a new haircut? Tell me it’s a new haircut. It’s got to be a new haircut. New makeup? You had a lift? You had a tuck? You had something? Something has been inserted in you that makes you look… Listen, I need a favour.’ – Mike Wazowski, Monster’s Inc.

What it teaches: Sly though as it might be, Pixar values the importance of having to suck up to people to pass a favor or two. A compliment here, a false statement of appreciation there and the world becomes a lot smoother to deal with. Pixar doesn’t underrate the significance of flattery – which is probably the second most ubiquitous f-word in the world. But in the end it shows that as long as friends are concerned, that is entirely superfluous.

13. Love is Often The Simplest of Things – Dug

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‘Hi, there! My name is Dug. I have just met you, and I love you.’ – Dug, Up.

What it teaches: The beatific simplicity of love! You don’t need to know a person, judge him by his color or see if he enjoys the same films as you do to love him. It can be as simple as this – greet, meet, love.

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WWE 2K14: 8 Legendary WrestleMania Matches We Can’t Wait To Relive

26 Dec


In a little over a week, WWE 2K14 will hit store shelves in the United Kingdom as the long-running brawling franchise enters a new era under 2K Sports.

One of the biggest changes to the series this year is the addition of the “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode in place of the Attitude Era-centric campaign from predecessor WWE ’13.

Celebrating three decades of the legendary pay-per-view, 30 Years of WrestleMania will delve into the archives and allow players to relive some of the most famous wrestling moments in history.

In order to achieve this, the new game mode will feature a variety of long-retired grapplers such as Hulk Hogan, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, HBK Shawn Michaels and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.

With this, fans can relive famous rivalries and even settle some old scores.

And, with the release of WWE 2K14 coming up on the horizon, we thought we’d run through 8 Legendary WrestleMania Matches We Can’t Wait To Relive.

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Arsenal Transfers: 5 Strikers Arsene Wenger Could Sign In January

26 Dec

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Arsenal may be flying high at the top of the Premier League, but manager Arsene Wenger must be aware that his side are worryingly short of strikers.

The injury to Lukas Podolski, ruling him out until the New Year, has balanced the Gunner’s pursuit of success this season on a knife’s edge.

An injury to the in-form Olivier Giroud, for example, would leave Wenger with no choice but to start out of favour Nicklas Bendtner, or deploy Mesut Ozil in a false 9 position.

The club’s injury crisis means they are also without Theo Walcott and Yaya Sanogo, two men who could stand in for Giroud.

This lack of depth in striking options invariably means Wenger will have to return to the transfer market when it reopens in January.

Arsenal tried frantically to get a striker on deadline day, with a loan deal for Chelsea’s Demba Ba falling through with hours to go, but they will surely try again in the winter window for a new attacker.

Stan Kroenke and the board have confirmed that Wenger will have money to spend in January, if he needs it, and with this in mind, WhatCulture looks at five strikers Arsene Wenger may look to purchase in January.

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Man Utd vs Real Sociedad: 5 Big Decisions Moyes Must Get Right

25 Dec

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These are tumultuous times for Manchester United.

Last weekend, yet more points were dropped in the Premier League as the defending champions stuttered to a draw over a rejuvenated Southampton, following three defeats in the topflight.

When put together, that equals the Red Devil’s worst ever start to a league campaign, and puts serious pressure on manager David Moyes.

The Scot will attempt to salvage something from the wreckage that is United’s recent form by moving one step closer to qualification to the knock-out stages of the Champions League tomorrow evening.

Spanish outfit Real Sociedad are the visitors, and United will be well aware that this is anything but an easy game, despite the opposition’s recent poor form.

Of their last 12 games against opposition from Spain, Moyes’s men have won only won two games – against Barcelona in April 2008 and Valencia in September 2010.

And so, if fans were hoping for an immediate reaction following the latest set-back in the league, they may have to think twice.

The pressure is on Moyes to deliver here, and one more mistake could prove the catalyst for a worrying slump for the champions.

Ahead of kick-off, the Scot has some important decisions to make, and here, we take a look at 5 he must get right.

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Fulham: Dominant Victory Over Crystal Palace Proves Cottagers Are Rejuvenated

25 Dec

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Fulham suffered a slow start to the Premier League season having only picked up 4 points from a possible 18 before their game against fellow league strugglers Stoke City.

Martin Jol was said to be under pressure from fans of the Lilywhites after some poor results against the likes of Cardiff, West Brom and Newcastle.

However Fulham seem to have found a new lease of life and have demonstrated this with back to back wins over Stoke City and Crystal Palace and there is one reason why I believe that Fulham’s season is back on track and that is the return of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

The Dutch international goalkeeper returned for the game at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace and Fulham subsequently went on to win 4-1. While he may have conceded against Palace there are no doubts in my mind that he brings something a lot more valuable to the team than just his goal stopping ability and that is confidence.

This is the same goalkeeper who helped the Netherlands reach the World Cup final in 2010 conceding only 6 goals in 7 games and going up against the likes of Brazil, Uruguay and Spain, with the latter taking 116 minutes to put one past Stekelenburg.

Stekelenburg shares a similar club route to that of legendary Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. They both started life at Ajax making a similar amount of appearances for the Amsterdam club. They then both moved to Serie A to experience a bit of Italian football with van der Sar heading to Juventus and Stekelenburg going to Roma. The two Dutch shot stoppers then took the same career move albeit 12 years apart by joining Fulham, van der Sar in 2001 and Stekelenburg in 2013.

Just imagine what the Fulham defence must think when they know he is back and know what he is capable of. Surely there must be an air of trust and confidence knowing he is behind them?

It is quality goalkeepers like him that can be the difference between zero and three points and with the attacking talent at their disposal Fulham should be able to build on their two wins starting with a trip to St. Mary’s to face an in form Southampton side.

Should Stekelenburg be able to remain injury free I predict that this Fulham side will finish comfortably in the middle of the table.

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