Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rock-It Portable Vibration Speaker System Review

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Britney Spears 'Glee' Episode Takes On '... Baby One More Time'

Lea Michele dons Brit's naughty schoolgirl look for a faithful cover of the 1998 hit.
By Aly Semigran


Lea Michele performs "... Baby One More Time" on "Glee" on Tuesday
Photo: FOX

It was the song that launched the career of one of the most beloved, albeit troubled, pop stars of the past decade. Its iconic video spawned a modern-day "Lolita" and earned the title of #1 first favorite video on "TRL." So, of course, Britney Spears' 1998 smash "... Baby One More Time" was an obvious choice for Tuesday night's episode of "Glee."

While general-anesthesia-induced hallucinations had another Brittany (Heather Morris) tackling "Me Against the Music" and "I'm a Slave 4 U," star Lea Michele took on the timelessly catchy "...Baby One More Time." As Michele mimicked Spears' naughty schoolgirl look, the instantly recognizable opening notes pounded on the piano (though the "Glee" version had a slight change of key). With her throaty "Oh bay-buh, bay-buh," Michele effortlessly channeled the song (surprisingly enough, she sounded downright restrained) that made the former "Mickey Mouse Club" member a superstar.

It's fitting that "Glee" paid homage to the song that is but a few weeks away from celebrating its 12th anniversary. (Go on and take a moment to absorb that information.) "... Baby One More Time," the first single of Spears' debut album of the same name, was released in the United States in late October 1998.

Of course, it could have all sounded very different if writer Max Martin had followed through with his original plan to have R&B heavyweights TLC sing the track. The song was also originally titled "Hit Me Baby One More Time" but was changed due to concerns about it being misinterpreted.

In Spears' capable 16-year-old pigtails, the single went on to sell over 9 million copies, garnered Spears her first Grammy nomination (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, which she lost to Sarah McLachlan for "I Will Remember You") and reached the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The rest of the album featured other Spears hits, including "(You Drive Me) Crazy" and "Sometimes," but neither of those songs left quite the same impact.

Spears told Blender — which placed the track at the #9 spot on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born" — that the song wasn't an easy undertaking for her at first (of course, neither was the immense fame that followed). Spears revealed, "I didn't do well at all the first day in the studio. I was just too nervous. So I went out that night and had some fun. The next day I was completely relaxed and nailed it. You gotta be relaxed singing '... Baby One More Time.' "

Spears looked more than at ease during awards show appearances that followed, namely the 1999 VMAs, in which the leather-clad pop princess took the stage alongside her tourmates 'NSYNC for a "... Baby One More Time"/ "Tearin' Up My Heart" showstopper.

Of course, long before the folks at "Glee" took "... Baby One More Time" out for a spin, countless other musicians had already had at it. From punk rock (Simple Plan) to acoustic (Travis), Spears' song has been refashioned (albeit, sometimes ironically) in many genres. Take, for instance, Bowling for Soup's cover of the ditty, which wound up on Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies. And even Jamie Lee Curtis and Chad Michael Murray took a crack at it in the 2003 film "Freaky Friday."

What did you think of the "Glee" covers of Britney's songs? Share your reviews in the comments.

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Kristen Stewart Hasn't Met Her 'Breaking Dawn' Daughter Yet

But director Bill Condon thinks Mackenzie Foy looks like the child KStew and Robert Pattinson would spawn.
By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz


Kristen Stewart
Photo: MTV News

Kristen Stewart hasn't met her daughter yet. "That sounds so weird," she told MTV News recently.

That's just the way things work in Hollywood. "Breaking Dawn" has not yet started shooting, and so Stewart has not yet had a face-to-face meeting with Mackenzie Foy, the 9-year-old actress who will play her daughter in the next installment of the "Twilight" saga.

Director Bill Condon, though, is convinced that Foy — who will play the vampire/human hybrid Renesmee — looks exactly like the child that Stewart and co-star Robert Pattinson would spawn (if they ever decided to spawn, which is a topic for an entirely different story).

"He was like, 'Wait until you see this kid. If you and Rob had a kid, this would be it,' " Stewart said. "I was like, 'That's so weird.' She just looks like — she sort of looks like Bella. Which is absolutely right. Although the funny thing is, she has green eyes, and we both have to wear brown contacts together."

The other elements of Bella Swan's married life are coming together. Stewart has already gone through a fitting for Bella's wedding dress, though in the 20-year-old actress' words, "I haven't put the one on yet."

And when it comes to what happens after Bella walks down the aisle and the couple departs for some feather-filled honeymoon bumping-and-grinding, well, rest assured that the movie will stay faithful to the book.

"Of course," Stewart said about those famous feathers. "Come on. That is important. I don't know how we would not have that, actually."

Check out everything we've got on "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

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Soluto/DLS Giveaway: Try the new beta, tweet for a free t-shirt

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Soluto makes some very cool "anti-frustration software"; it basically uses crowd-sourcing to cut down your computer's boot time, and promises to do even more in the future (perhaps figure out what applications are making your computer slow).

Lee first covered Soluto back in May, when they won TechCrunch Disrupt. Shortly thereafter I went to visit them at their Tel-Aviv office and was very impressed by how nice and friendly they were. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship, and today, Soluto is celebrating the release of a new beta version with a joint Download Squad/Soluto giveaway!

Since Soluto is a free application, it wouldn't make much sense to give it away. So the company has printed 15 t-shirts and is going to send them off to 15 lucky winners anywhere on the planet, and might have some other goodies up its sleeve too.

To see the t-shirt and find out how the giveaway works, keep reading after the fold!

So first, here's another shot of the t-shirt (and the model, of course, who happens to be Soluto CEO's girlfriend, I'm told):


There are t-shirts both for guys and for gals. Here's what you have to do to get your hands on one:

  • Take a screenshot of your own computer running Soluto, or
  • Take an actual photo of yourself with a computer running Soluto, the crazier the better (as seen in the cover photo for this post - Soluto is in the background)
  • Tweet a link to your photo, and include @soluto #downloadsquad somewhere in your tweet. Note that it has to be both @soluto and #downloadsquad.

The giveaway runs from today (12 Oct 2010) until 19 Oct 2010 at 00:00 Eastern time. When it's over, Soluto will go over all the tweets and choose 15 winners at random. They'll ship the t-shirts anywhere on the planet for free.

It's not all random, though: I'm told there are some special prizes waiting those few nerds who are willing to push the envelope and take an extra-crazy Soluto-related photo. These will be awarded on merit, and at Soluto's discretion.

So... what are you waiting for? Go, download, take a photo and tweet! We'll be listening.

Legal Note: This giveaway is run solely by Soluto.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Real Life Green Monopoly House Won't Fit On Your Game Board [Architecture]

If he gets 3 neighbors, his house is going to be torn down and replaced by a bright red hotel. [An Te Liu via Make Blog] More »


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Livescribe now integrates with Evernote

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Livescribe -- that awesome pen which magically digitizes your handwriting -- can now sync directly with Evernote. For now you'll need Livescribe Desktop for Windows to use this feature, but the updated Mac OS X version should be available next week.

The integration is, as you'd expect from two very smooth services, seamless. Write your notes as usual, connect your pen to your computer, and then watch as your notes are automatically uploaded to Evernote. Once in the cloud, Evernote uses handwriting recognition so that your notes are fully searchable. Yes, you can finally Ctrl+F through handwritten notes. I think I'm in heaven.

Unfortunately, I don't own a Livescribe pen, so I can't confirm whether the handwriting recognition works as publicized. Never mind the fact that I stopped handwriting about 10 years ago, and as such the muscles in my hand have almost completely atrophied...

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Kanye West's NYC Fans Liken 'Runaway' Film To 'Thriller'

'He's really, truly a visionary,' one fan says. 'This was an amazing film.'
By James Montgomery, with reporting by Hillary Crosley


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On Thursday, Kanye West took his rolling "Runaway" road show to New York City for the final screening of the film before its Saturday night premiere (on MTV and MTV2 8 p.m. ET), and though he hails from Chicago — where "Runaway" screened earlier this week — West was clearly feeling the love in the Big Apple, the city he considers his second home.

"It's just the energy and my second home," West told MTV News. "And this is the biggest premiere so far, and the last one — and the closest one — to when it's actually going to premiere on TV — so I'm just really excited."

And that excitement was shared by everyone in the house at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, who witnessed "Runaway" and then shared their reactions with MTV News.

"I feel like he's the new Wu-Tang, like, it's going to take a while for people to fully process that. The art, the ballet, everything he brought into that, his emotion," Rahim Wright said. "The 'Runaway' piece itself, anything you kind of thought on the Internet you had an idea about, it's completely different. ... [It's] the new 'Thriller' in my opinion, and people are going to have to battle with that, but you're going to have to figure Kanye out. You can't just take it at face value and think that you know what he's talking about."

The comparisons didn't just stop there. Another fan went even further (back), comparing "Runaway" to the work of none other than the Purple One himself, Prince.

"I thought the film was incredibly inspiring, I thought it was visually exciting and I think everyone should go back to the drawing board," Bevy Smith said. "I think that it's the modern day version of [the 1986 Prince film] 'Under the Cherry Moon.' When Prince came out with that film, it was widely panned, but when you look at it now, with a clearer eye, and with so much mediocrity going on in the world, you see that he was a real visionary. And Kanye is like his child. He's really, truly a visionary. This was an amazing film."

What are you expecting from Kanye's "Runaway" short film? Share your predictions in the comments!

Kanye West's "Runaway" will premiere on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV, MTV2 and BET, and will also stream live on MTV.com, BET.com and VH1.com, followed by a live Q&A session on MTV and MTV.com.

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You Can Do It! (Okay, Maybe Not)

The world's worst band is playing at a neighborhood fest/farmer's market one block from my apartment, but they're so loud that it sounds like they're playing right outside my window. I just ventured out so I could see what they look like and take a picture to show you, but as it turns out they're a group of down-on-their-luck teenagers playing plastic buckets and ginormous metal bazookas (which looks like trombones but aren't), so I felt bad and didn't do so.

But you know, this leads me to something. You want to encourage these kids and be like, "Keep playing your music! You can do it!" But at what point do you tell them they're awful? I mean, the neighborhood is suffering because of the noise. I have my TV turned up all the way to drown them out.

It reminds me of when I played the flute in the fourth grade school band. I thought we were amazing but then we had a concert. Afterward, when I asked my step-dad how we were, he laughed and said, "You sounded like the Charlie Brown school band." I was eight or nine years old at the time, but I was old enough to be told I sucked. I remember not caring. These kids are teenagers... I think it's time someone encouraged them to find another career path because this jam-band thing isn't working out.

(Btw, I couldn't find a clip of the Peanuts gang school band to show you, but you know what I'm talking about, right? They were horrible.)

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Lingerie Shoot: Miranda Kerr

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Rising to fame on the modeling circuit, Miranda Kerr recently took part in yet another stunning photo shoot for Victoria's Secret. [gallery=733]

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Apple fixes FaceTime for Mac security flaw, not your Wolverine complex

That was quick. The FaceTime for Mac beta security flaw has been shutdown by Apple on the backend -- a flaw that allowed anyone with physical access to your machine to reset and grab your iTunes Store account password and security answers. So now, if some nefarious type were to click "View Account" within your FaceTime desktop app while you were chillin' in the Starbucks toilet or chatting away the day by the office water cooler, the would-be identify thief would simply be redirected back to the FaceTime Account Preferences pane. At which point he'd probably just slip your laptop into his backpack earning two thumbs up from that guy.

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Your Car Desperately Needs This Button [Nsfw]

Your car has so many features that you probably don't even know how to use half of them. Unfortunately what it lacks happens to be an incredibly important little button. More »


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Kanye West Fans Aren't Seeing Eye To Eye On 'See Me Now'

Fan reaction to the MC's Beyoncé-featuring single ranges from 'wack' to ' 'Ye is back!!!!'
By Mawuse Ziegbe


Kanye West
Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Fans agree that Kanye West is back, but they can't seem to agree on how they feel about that. The MC unveiled his latest single, "See Me Now," on Wednesday, and since then, Kanye followers have being going back and forth about whether the track is on fire or a fail.

The song, which features soulful contributions from Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson, is expected to appear on his upcoming untitled album, but, for many, the song takes things back to the MC's debut, College Dropout.

"Wow, it reminds me of College Dropout. Good to hear 'Ye laugh!" Ezekiel wrote on West's Kanye UniverseCity blog.

Bryan C.G. agreed: "This totally feel like your Dropout days. I love it."

Some fans, such as Prolifik, are all about 'Ye reviving the strings-laden throwback soul that kicked off his recording career. "Amazing! Classic flow, classic beats," the fan wrote. "I miss that old College Dropout steez! Welcome back, 'Ye."

" 'Ye is back!!!!" Tiffany wrote. "Hip Hop needs you so much!! You're brilliant."

While lots of online commenters are feeling the song, some of the MC's fans aren't seeing the appeal of "See Me Now." "This song is hot garbage," Luis Ariza declared on West's Facebook page.

The Facebook post announcing the song scored more than 580 "likes" at press time, however, some fans were not on the "See Me Now" bandwagon. "[It's the] first song from Kanye that I have not liked," Ariza wrote.

"This song needs major work," Real Talk proclaimed on West's blog. "I want harder beats and to be able to move my feet." Chad Jones also chimed in on Facebook: "Not feelin it. Huge Kanye fan and love the evolution in his music but the track is wack. Lyrics are nice but track is wack."

" 'Ye is the man, but this song is WEAK!!!" Wallace Leeth wrote.

Jay Yey Couture thought the G.O.O.D. Music lyricist was upstaged by fellow superstar Beyoncé and undermined by the instrumental. "Kanye will sell this fall, that's for sure. However Beyoncé made this song!!!!!" the fan typed. "Kanye had too much time to come with ... this [weak] beat ... he could have did wayyyyy better."

Yeezy might not have won over all his fans with the single, but he does have the opportunity to redeem himself on the awards-show stage: West will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which air live September 12 at 9 p.m. The appearance marks his VMA return after a notorious onstage dustup with Taylor Swift, but it appears the rapper is taking the incident in stride. West closes "See Me Now" with the ad lib, "Uncle Charlie, by the way. And I'mma let you finish, but I got Beyoncé on the track."

What do you think of "See Me Now"? Let us know in the comments below!

The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Fans can go to VMA.MTV.com (or text VMA to 97979 if they are Verizon subscribers) to vote for the winners from now through September 12.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chris Brown's BET Performance Joins List Of Greatest Pop-Culture Crying Fits

Halle Berry, Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake and more have had their moments.
By Kyle Anderson


Chris Brown performs at the 2010 BET awards on Sunday
Photo: Frederick M. Brown/ Getty Images

Despite the triumphant TV returns of Kanye West, T.I. and El DeBarge at Sunday night's 2010 BET Awards, the big headline from the show was Chris Brown's moving tribute to late superstar Michael Jackson. Brown flawlessly executed all of Jackson's most classic dance moves (including a scorching moonwalk), but when it came time to lend his voice to Jackson's "Man in the Mirror," Brown broke down in tears and could not sing, apparently overwhelmed by the emotion of the situation.

Crying in public is hardly a new phenomenon in the world of popular culture. Brown joins the list of some of the biggest stars in the world who have also broken down on television.

Halle Berry When Berry won the Oscar for Best Actress at the 74th Annual Academy Awards in 2002 (for her work in "Monster's Ball"), she became the first African-American woman to take home the prize. That, combined with the overwhelming experience that was making the emotionally-charged "Monster's Ball" and the huge standing ovation she received, threw Berry into hysterics during her acceptance speech. "This moment is so much bigger than me," she said.

Kelly Clarkson When Kelly Clarkson won the very first season of "American Idol," she was initially in a state of shock. Unable to express how she was feeling to the television audience who voted her the victor over Justin Guarini, she moved on to her performance of "A Moment Like This." When she hit the lyric, "I can't believe it's happening to me," she finally broke. She managed to get through the song, but to continuously apologized for her emotion.

Justin Timberlake Ashton Kutcher's hit MTV show "Punked" certainly pushed a lot of his famous friends to the brink, but few had a reaction like Timberlake. When Kutcher's crew of actors pretended to be federal officers seizing most of his possessions for failure to pay back taxes, Timberlake flipped out and wept. Usually, Kutcher's reveal at the end of the episode throws the celebrity in question into laughing jags or fits of anger, but Timberlake was clearly just filled with relief.

Tonya Harding Athletes cry all the time, but it's usually because of the overwhelming thrill of victory or the agony of bitter defeat. Rarely do they weep during a particular competition, but that's exactly what Harding did at the 1994 Winter Olympics. After dealing with her connection to the attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan in the run-up to the games, Harding took the ice only to realize that a lace on one of her skates had broken. In between sobs, she pleaded with the judges to allow her to get new laces and start over. They allowed it, though Harding still only finished eighth.

Crystal Bowersox The season nine "American Idol" runner-up had an extremely emotional run to the finals (including a harrowing health scare), but it took merely the presence of her father and a particularly heartfelt song to push her to tears. Bowersox slipped a handful of sobs into her performance of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions' "People Get Ready" during Inspirational Week on the show. It was one of the many performances that put Bowersox in the discussion of the best "Idol" contestants of all time.

Tracy Morgan The always unpredictable star of "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" has had a tough life and a challenging career, but the mere mention of co-star Tina Fey sent Morgan on the crying train when he visited with Oprah Winfrey on an episode of her show back in April. "She's my friend. Tina is my friend. I love her," he told Winfrey as he was fighting back tears.

"Crying Girl" There are an awful lot of "American Idol" moments on this list, aren't there? Ashley Ferl gained notoriety during the show's sixth season not as a contestant but as a particularly emotional audience member. The 13-year-old Ferl was so taken with "Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar's take on the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" that she sobbed uncontrollably, earning herself a great deal of screen time and the privilege of becoming an Internet meme for a while.

Did we miss any? What is the best incident of celebrity crying? And what did you think of Brown's performance? Let us know in the comments!

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Acer's Liquid Metal spotted in the wild, chilling with two mystery friends

The last we heard about Acer's Liquid Metal smartphone, an Android 2.2 unit with a 3.6-inch display and a lovely aluminum exterior, it was getting ready for a UK launch at the end of October. There's just a little over a week left to meet that date, and all we have to show are some decidedly unofficial photos from Droid Sans. The first pic, above, shows off a very smudged up looking Liquid Metal (or what is said to be a Liquid Metal at least), but after that are photos of two mystery devices. The first of those (pictured below) has the same... distinctively lengthy form factor of the GW990, while the other device is a tablet that we've not laid eyes on before. It looks to be running Android 2.2 (or later) and is said to be "big enough to shift the iPad." We're not sure exactly how to parse that bit of auto-translation, but maybe it's a coded reference to JT Wang's prediction of doom for the iPad's market share.

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Kanye West Fans Aren't Seeing Eye To Eye On 'See Me Now'

Fan reaction to the MC's Beyoncé-featuring single ranges from 'wack' to ' 'Ye is back!!!!'
By Mawuse Ziegbe


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Fans agree that Kanye West is back, but they can't seem to agree on how they feel about that. The MC unveiled his latest single, "See Me Now," on Wednesday, and since then, Kanye followers have being going back and forth about whether the track is on fire or a fail.

The song, which features soulful contributions from Beyoncé and Charlie Wilson, is expected to appear on his upcoming untitled album, but, for many, the song takes things back to the MC's debut, College Dropout.

"Wow, it reminds me of College Dropout. Good to hear 'Ye laugh!" Ezekiel wrote on West's Kanye UniverseCity blog.

Bryan C.G. agreed: "This totally feel like your Dropout days. I love it."

Some fans, such as Prolifik, are all about 'Ye reviving the strings-laden throwback soul that kicked off his recording career. "Amazing! Classic flow, classic beats," the fan wrote. "I miss that old College Dropout steez! Welcome back, 'Ye."

" 'Ye is back!!!!" Tiffany wrote. "Hip Hop needs you so much!! You're brilliant."

While lots of online commenters are feeling the song, some of the MC's fans aren't seeing the appeal of "See Me Now." "This song is hot garbage," Luis Ariza declared on West's Facebook page.

The Facebook post announcing the song scored more than 580 "likes" at press time, however, some fans were not on the "See Me Now" bandwagon. "[It's the] first song from Kanye that I have not liked," Ariza wrote.

"This song needs major work," Real Talk proclaimed on West's blog. "I want harder beats and to be able to move my feet." Chad Jones also chimed in on Facebook: "Not feelin it. Huge Kanye fan and love the evolution in his music but the track is wack. Lyrics are nice but track is wack."

" 'Ye is the man, but this song is WEAK!!!" Wallace Leeth wrote.

Jay Yey Couture thought the G.O.O.D. Music lyricist was upstaged by fellow superstar Beyoncé and undermined by the instrumental. "Kanye will sell this fall, that's for sure. However Beyoncé made this song!!!!!" the fan typed. "Kanye had too much time to come with ... this [weak] beat ... he could have did wayyyyy better."

Yeezy might not have won over all his fans with the single, but he does have the opportunity to redeem himself on the awards-show stage: West will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, which air live September 12 at 9 p.m. The appearance marks his VMA return after a notorious onstage dustup with Taylor Swift, but it appears the rapper is taking the incident in stride. West closes "See Me Now" with the ad lib, "Uncle Charlie, by the way. And I'mma let you finish, but I got Beyoncé on the track."

What do you think of "See Me Now"? Let us know in the comments below!

The 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9 p.m. ET. Fans can go to VMA.MTV.com (or text VMA to 97979 if they are Verizon subscribers) to vote for the winners from now through September 12.

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Taylor Swift: Dorchester Darling

Keeping up on her non-stop promotional duties, Taylor Swift was spotted leaving the Dorchester hotel in London, England earlier today (October 21).

The ?Should?ve Said No? songstress looked cute and ready for her day?s agenda, with her first stop being at a local TV studio before shopping at Whiteleys.

In other news, Swift recently opened up about how she ?never felt popular? and was considered an outcast in middle school.

Taylor revealed, "I know what it?s like to be standing on a little tiny stage at the local garden party, and this guy who?s been bullying me all year walks by and starts staring and screaming up at the stage, and heckling."

"Mean," she says, "is about bullying at a different stage in my life. I?m not at school and I still know what it feels like."

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Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise on location for ?Jack & Jill? on October 20th in LA

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Boxee Box shipping November 10th in US and Canada

And with that, the long (long!) wait is (just) about over. Boxee just announced this morning that its long awaited Boxee Box (you know, the one built by D-Link) will be shipping out on November 10th for customers who have pre-ordered from Amazon in the United States and Best Buy or Future Shop in Canada. Furthermore, pre-orders taken in Australia / New Zealand and other nations across Europe will start heading out "shortly thereafter." For those looking to pick one up after the initial rush, it's expected to start splashing down in retail on November 17th. So, you in?

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