Nov 14, 2011

Whoa, Nelly !

Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Furtado grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly!, and its single "I'm Like a Bird", which won a 2001 Juno Award for Single of the Year and a 2002 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. It produced two more international singles: the more successful "Turn off the Light", and "Shit on the Radio (Remember the Days)". After giving birth to her daughter Nevis, her second studio album, Folklore, was released. It was less commercially successful in the US. It produced three international singles: "Powerless (Say What You Want)", "Try", and "Força" (the theme of the 2004 European Football Championship).

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Nov 12, 2011

Wedding movies people liked most

We rediscover some of our favourite wedding movies to come out of Hollywood. If you want to take a break from all that stressful wedding planning (and attending), rent these wedding movies and lose yourself in their warm, funny, romantic stories
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Director: Frank Coraci
The film is set in 1985, Adam Sandler plays a nice guy with a broken heart who’s stuck in one of the most romantic jobs in the world, a wedding singer. He loses all hope when he is abandoned at the altar by his fiancé. He meets a young woman named Julia (Drew Barrymore), who enlists his help to plan her wedding. He falls in love with her and must win her over before she gets married.
Runaway Bride (1999)
Director: Gary Marshall
A columnist (Richard Gere) fired by his editor/ex-wife for being too chauvinistic tries to redeem himself by chasing a story on speculation about a woman (Julia Roberts) who habitually jilts her fiancés. The writer relocates to her hometown and falls for his subject who suffers from an identity crisis as evidenced by her inability to determine how she likes her eggs.
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Director: Adam Shankman
Workaholic wedding planner Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) takes on a lucrative new client — the ultra-rich Donnollys, to whom money is no object in regards to the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Fran (Bridgette Wilson). When Mary is victim to an unlikely accident during wedding preparations, she is swept off of her feet by Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), Fran’s charming fiancé.
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) 
Director: Mike Newell
Lovable Englishman Charles (Hugh Grant) and his group of friends seem to be unlucky in love, until Charles meets beautiful American Carrie (Andie MacDowell) at a wedding. But, after one magical night, Carrie returns to the States, ending what might have been. As Charles and Carrie’s paths continue to cross — over a handful of nuptials and one funeral — he comes to believe they are meant to be together.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Director: Joel Zwick
Everyone in the Portokalos family worries about Toula (Nia Vardalos). Still unmarried at 30, she works at Dancing Zorba’s, her parents’ Greek restaurant. After taking a job at her aunt’s travel agency, she falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), a teacher who is tall, handsome and definitely not Greek. Toula isn’t sure which will be more upsetting to her father, that Ian is a foreigner or that he’s a vegetarian.
Muriel’s Wedding (1994)
Director: PJ Hogan
The unconventional Muriel (Toni Collette) is deeply unsatisfied with her life, stuck in the nowhere town of Porpoise Spit and feeling rejected by her friends and family. She seeks meagre solace in ABBA songs and fantasies of gorgeous weddings, with herself as the bride. Muriel’s life takes a turn for the better, however, when she befriends the carefree Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths), who encourages her to take control of her life.
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Director: PJ Hogan
A 28-year-old woman (Julia Roberts), who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend (Dermot Mulroney) that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his “best man” and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows.
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Director: David Dobkin
Divorce mediators John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) are business partners and friends who share a unique springtime hobby — crashing weddings to meet and pick up women. Things get complicated when they infiltrate the family of the Treasury Secretary (Christopher Walken), resulting in a romantic pair-off between Jeremy and the congressman’s oversexed daughter Gloria (Isla Fisher) while John sincerely woos another daughter, Claire (Rachel McAdams), who’s unhappily engaged to an Ivy League cheater (Bradley Cooper).
Bridesmaids (2011)
Director: Paul Feig
Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose life is a mess, but when she learns that her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honour. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride’s go-to gal. She gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.
Father of the Bride (1991)
Director: Charles Shyer
George Banks (Steve Martin) and his wife, Nina (Diane Keaton), are the proud parents of Annie (Kimberly Williams), but when she returns from studying abroad and announces that she’s engaged, their whole world turns upside down. From meeting the in-laws to wedding plans with an over-the-top consultant (Martin Short) and his flamboyant assistant (B.D. Wong), it seems as if the troubles never end in this update of the classic Spencer Tracy comedy.

Costliest photographs of the world

Art history was made when an anonymous buyer paid a record-breaking $4.34 million for Andreas Gursky's photograph of the Rhine River, called Rhein II. Sold at Christie's impressionist and modern art auction in New York, it became the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction. It beat Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96, which sold for a whopping $3.89 million this May. Gursky's print, made in 1999, and depicts a stunning panorama of Germany's most famous river.

Here are some of the most expensive photographs ever sold
Robert Mapplethorpe's photo of Andy Warhol (1987) sold for $6,43,200 in 2006
Eugène Atget's Joueur d'Orgue (1898-1899) sold for $6,86,500 in 2010

Gustave Le Gray's The Great Wave, Sete (1857) sold for $8,38,000 in 1999

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey's 113. Athènes, T[emple] de J[upiter] olympien pris de l'est (1842) sold for $922,488 in 2003

Peter Lik's photo One (2010) sold for $1 million in 2010

Edward Weston's Nautilus (1927) sold for for $1,082,500 in 2010

Richard Avedon's photo Dovima with Elephants (1955) sold for $1,151,976 in 2010

Richard Prince's untitled photo of a cowboy (1989) sold for $1,248,000 in 2005

Alfred Stieglitz's Georgia O'Keeffe (Hands) (1919) sold for $1,470,000 in 2006

Edward Weston's photo of a nude (1925) sold for $1,609,000 in 2008

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's photo Kremlin of Tobolsk (2009) sold for $1,750,000 in 2010

Edward Steichen's The Pond-Moonlight (1904) sold for $2,928,000 in 2006

Andreas Gursky's 99 Cent II Diptychon (2001) sold for $3,346,456 in 2006

Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96 (1981) sold for $3,890,500 in 2011

Andreas Gursky's Rhein II (1999) sold for $4,338,500 in 2011