Secrets of Rock-Star abs

When it comes to abs, rock stars have been sporting the best of the best.

You know they work out, but you may never have guessed just how much. These stars log at least an hour with a trainer five days a week, plus up to six hours of cardio on their own. Rihanna’s trainer, Ary Nunez,who travels with her and is on call 24/7, says a single session can last 3 hours.

Rehearsing and performing is serious stuff: two hours of dancing can burn up to 826 calories on a 130-pound woman. And an intense hip shaking is an ab workout itself.

Unless you’re eating right, the stomach is one place where there is simply going to be some fat,says Beyoncé’s trainer.

So how can a girl with your average day job get show stopping abs?

Two moves to do three to four times a week
(a) Planks: Get in a raised push-up position with body in a straight line and hold for 30 to 60 seconds.
(b) Squat jumps: Stand with feet apart, sit back and then jump high. Do two sets of 15.

The bottom line: to get ripped,you need to kill it in the gym and stick to a strict food plan.







Soul Train Awards 2013

The 2013 Soul Train Awards, which aired Sunday night on BET and Centric, was hosted by Anthony Anderson, proved to be an eventful and celebratory evening of today’s R&B/Soul stars and the legends of the past. In addition to some riveting live performances and tributes, the night saw awards go to many deserving nominees.

They include:

Best New Artist – K. Michelle

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Miguel

Centric Certified Award – Luke James

Video of the Year – Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu (Alan Ferguson) – “Q.U.E.E.N.”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance – Tye Tribbett – “If He Did It Before…Same God”

Album of the Year – Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year – Wale ft. Tiara Thomas – “Bad”

The Chaka Khan Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – Tamar Braxton

Song of the Year – Robin Thicke ft. Pharell & T.I. – “Blurred Lines”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – Tamar Braxton – “Love & War”

Best Dance Performance – Ciara – “Body Party”

Best Collaboration – Robin Thicke ft. Pharell & T.I. – “Blurred Lines”

Best International Performance – Bunji Garlin – “Differentology”

Best Traditional Jazz Performance – Nicole Henry – “Waiting in Vain”

Best Contemporary Jazz Performance – George Duke – “Missing You”

Best Independent R&B Soul Performance – Ashanti – “Never Should Have”

Best Entertainment/Music Website or Blog:

AMAs Winners List

Artist of the year
Taylor Swift

Icon Award

New artist of the year
Ariana Grande

Single of the year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly “Cruise”

Favorite Male Artist(Pop/rock)
Justin Timberlake

Favorite female artist(Pop/Rock)
Taylor Swift

Favorite band,duo or group(pop/rock)
One Direction

Favorite Album
One direction- “Take me Home”

Favorite Male artist – Country/strong>
Luke Bryan

Favorite female artist(country)
Taylor Swift

Favorite band,duo or group (country)
Lady Antebellum

Favorite album(country)
Taylor Swift – Red

Favorite artist(rap/hip hop)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Favorite album(rap/hip hop)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “The Heist”

Favorite male artist(soul/R&B)
Justin Timberlake

Favorite female artist(soul/ R&B)
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience.

Favorite Artist(Alternative Rock)
Imagine Dragons

Favorite artist(Latin)
Marc Anthony

Favorite artist(Electronic Dance Music – EDM)

Favorite artist(Adult Contemporary)
Maroon 5

Favorite artist (Contemporary Inspirational )
Matthew West

Top Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect







Opening This Week – November 22 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Poster


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Certificate PG-13                             146 min                                  –                                   Action                                  |                                 Adventure                                  |                                 Sci-Fi                                  |                                 Thriller                                                    

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.    
Director :Francis Lawrence                                                                                                         

Jennifer Lawrence,  Josh Hutcherson,  Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman                   



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Delivery Man (2013)

Certificate PG-13                             103 min                                  –                                   Comedy                                                    

An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.
Director: Ken Scott                                                                                                            
Star: Vince Vaughn,Chris Pratt,Cobie Smulders ,Jack Reynor                 


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Philomena (2013) – [Los Angeles/New York City]

Certificate PG-13                             98 min                                  –                                   Drama                                                    

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.   
Director: Stephen Frears                                                                                                             
Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark,Mare Winningham                   


Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013) Poster


Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013) – [Limited]

150 min                                  –                                   Comedy                                  |                                 Romance                                                    

Sriram Venkat is the most shallow guy on earth who doesn’t value relationships, family, friends, life or the country. Not necessarily in that order. Because he couldn’t care less about the order. This makes him the clear ‘black’ sheep of the family.
Director: Punit Malhotra                                                                                                         

Imran Khan,Kareena Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Shraddha Kapoor         



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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013) – [Los Angeles/New York City]

88 min                                  –                                   Documentary                                  |                                 Animation                                                    

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation
Director: Michel Gondry                                                                                                             

Noam Chomsky,  Michel Gondry                   




In Theaters Now – Box Office Top Ten 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Poster


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Certificate PG-13                             146 min                                  –                                   Action                                  |                                 Adventure                                  |                                 Sci-Fi                                  |                                 Thriller                                                    

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.    
Director: Francis Lawrence                                                                                                                    
Stars:   Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman                  









Two arrested in fatal shooting at House party in Harris county(Houston, Texas)

Two men are in custody in connection to Saturday night’s deadly house party in Northwest Harris county.
Willie Young, 21, and Randy Stewart,18, were arrested this morning (November,11).
Young is charged with deadly conduct while Stewart is charged with aggravated assault.
The victim killed at the scene has been identified as Qu’eric D. Richardson,17, identification is still pending on the female who died at the hospital.
Nineteen others were injured after gunfire erupted at a house party at 7318 Enchanted Creek in Cypress shortly before 11pm on Saturday November,9,2013.

Super typhoon smashes into Phillipines

One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday(November 8) killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

Huge Typhoon Haiyan raced across a string of islands from east to west — Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay— and lashed beach communities. Nearly 750,000 people were forced to flee their homes.

Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kph (147 mph) with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph) when it made landfall. That makes it the world’s strongest typhoon this year, said Aldczar Aurelio of the government’s weather bureau.

Due to cut-off communications, it was impossible to know the full extent of casualties and damage. At least two people were electrocuted in storm-related accidents, one person was killed by a fallen tree and another was struck by lightning, official reports said.

Southern Leyte Gov. Roger Mercado said the typhoon triggered landslides that blocked roads, uprooted trees and ripped roofs off houses around his residence.

The dense clouds and heavy rains made the day seem almost as dark as night, he said.

“When you’re faced with such a scenario, you can only pray, and pray and pray,” Mercado told The Associated Press by telephone, adding that mayors in the province had not called in to report any major damage.

“I hope that means they were spared and not the other way around,” he said. “My worst fear is there will be massive loss of lives and property.”

Eduardo del Rosario, head of the disaster response agency, said a powerful typhoon that also hit the central Philippines in 1990 killed 508 people and left 246 missing, but this time authorities had ordered pre-emptive evacuation and other measures to minimize casualties.

He said the speed at which the typhoon sliced through the central islands — 40 kph (25 mph) — helped prevent its 600-kilometer (375-mile) band of rain clouds from dumping enough of their load to overflow waterways. Flooding from heavy rains is often the main cause of deaths from typhoons.

Regional military commander Lt. Gen. Roy Deveraturda said the massive evacuation of villagers before the storm also saved many lives.

The Philippines, which is hit by about 20 typhoons and storms a year, has in recent years become more serious about preparations to reduce deaths. Public service announcements are frequent, as are warnings by the president and high-ranking officials that are regularly carried on radio and TV and social networking sites.

Provincial governors and mayors have taken a hands-on approach during crises, supervising evacuations, inspecting shelters and efforts to stockpile food and relief supplies.

President Benigno Aquino III assured the public of war-like preparations, with three C-130 air force cargo planes and 32 military helicopters and planes on standby, along with 20 navy ships.