August 9, 2011

Rio: The Movie

         Rio: The Movie, is a 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. Just like the title ‘Rio’ The film was set to the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The film features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Jemaine Clement and Jake T. Austin. The film tells the story of Blu (Eisenberg), a male blue macaw who is taken to Rio de Janeiro to mate with a female. He eventually falls in love with Jewel (Hathaway), a free-spirited macaw, and together they have to escape from being smuggled by Nigel (Clement), a cockatoo.

        20th Century Fox released the film on March 22, 2011 in Brazil and April 15, 2011 in the United States. The film received generally positive reviews from film critics. Observers praised the visuals, voice acting and music. The film was also a box office success, grossing over $479 million worldwide.

         Rio has received generally positive reviews from film critics. As of June 2011, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has scored a 72% rating, with an average rating of 6.4 out of 10, based on 133 reviews. The website's consensus is "This straightforward movie hits great heights thanks to its colorful visual palette, catchy music, and perfect vocal performances. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the movie a "mixed" C rating. Gleiberman praised the animation in Rio and its music, and later went on to say that the film is "less a Pixar-level pleasure than a busy, frantic, and overstuffed dessert of a movie." Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times gave a positive review of the film. Sharkey said that the storyline is an "eco-sensitive variation of 101 Dalmations with birds as prey," and praised the film for its comic action and the voices, as well as the visuals.

         Rio has made $143,323,281 in North America, as of August 7, 2011, along with $336,000,000 in other territories, which totals up to $479,323,281 worldwide, becoming the seventh-highest grossing film of 2011, behind Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Fast Five, Kung Fu Panda 2, and The Hangover Part II. It was the first film of 2011 to pass the $400-million mark.
North America

         Rio debuted with $39,225,962 during its opening weekend on approximately 6,400 screens at 3,826 theaters. It ranked number one at the box office surpassing the other new wide release, which ranked second, Scream 4. This was the highest-grossing opening weekend for a 2011 film at the time but now ranks 7th. It also scored the largest opening weekend in April for an animated feature, and the sixth largest in April overall. On its second weekend (Easter weekend) it retained first place at the box office, dropping only 33% to $26.3 million, therefore surpassing that weekend's releases, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family ($25.1 million), Water for Elephants ($16.8 million) and African Cats ($6.0 million), which ranked second, third and sixth respectively.

         On its first weekend overseas, before its release in North America it topped the box office with $54.9 million from 11,714 screens in 72 countries. On its second weekend it earned $55.4 million, still on top of the overseas box office and on its third weekend it remained at the summit of the box office, grossing an estimated $44.3 million. It therefore marked the second movie that succeeded in topping the overseas box office three times in 2011, joining Tangled, although it is the only one that did it on three consecutive weekends.

         Since they have “Rio: the movie, the DVD” some peoples also use to view the movie more than once at their home.

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October 19, 2009

Beyonce knowles

Beyonce or Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was born on September 4, 1981. She is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, actress and model. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she enrolled in various performing arts schools and was first exposed to singing and dancing competitions as a child. Knowles rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny's Child. Knowles record and musical DVD sales, when combined with the group, under sony music has surpassed 100 million.

During the hiatus of Destiny's Child, Knowles released her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love(2003), which became one of the most successful albums of that year, and signaled her viability as a solo artist. The album was a commercial and critical success, spawning the hits "Crazy in Love", "Baby Boy", and earning Knowles five Grammy Awards in 2004. The disbanding of Destiny's Child in 2005 facilitated her continued success: her sophomore solo album, B'Day, released in 2006, debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, and produced the hits "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar". Her third solo album,I Am… Sasha Fierce, was released in November 2008, and included the hits "If I Were a Boy", "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", "Halo" and "Sweet Dreams".

Knowles has attained five Hot 100 number one singles, becoming one of the two female artists with the most number ones attained within the 2000s. She is also the female artist with the most cumulative weeks at number one this decade, with 37 total weeks at number one, the most top fives and the most top ten hits this decade with twelve, as well as the most top 40 hits of the decade with 18 top 40 hits.

The success of her solo albums has established Knowles as one of the most marketable artists in the music industry, and she has expanded her career to acting and product endorsement. She began her acting career in 2001, appearing in the musical film Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2006, she starred in the lead role in the film adaptation of the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which she earned two Golden Globe nominations. Knowles launched her family's fashion line, House of Deréon, in 2004, and has been engaged to endorse such brands as Pepsi, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and L'Oréal. In 2009, Forbes listed Knowles fourth on its list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential Celebrities in the world, third on its list of the top-grossing musicians, and number one on the list of top Best-Paid Celebs Under 30 with over $87 million dollars in earnings between 2008 and 2009.

Britney spears

Britney Spears was born as Britney Jean Spears, in Kentwood, Louisiana United States on December 2, 1981. Since her childhood Britney likes gymnastics and dance. Britney often follow the state level of gymnastics championships.

At age 11, Britney auditioned for the series The New Mickey Mouse Club and received. In this series she met Justin Timberlake. Britney’s first boyfriend.

In 1997, Britney joining the group consisting of women, Innosense. In the same year, Britney decided to solo career and signed a contract with Jive Records. Britney was often became as the opening artist on the concert 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys.

Britney's debut single, ... Baby One More Time was released late 1998 and immediately successful, both in America and the world, sold more than 9 million copies. The single also entered the MTV's "100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time".

Album of the same title was released in January 1999 and become the number 1 on the Billboard 200 and received "Diamond" with sales of more than 25 million copies worldwide.

December 1999, Britney took home 4 awards in the event the Billboard Music Awards, including for the category Female Artist of the Year. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Britney got 2 nominations for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for ... Baby One More Time.

The success of this debut album was followed by a second album, OOPS! ... I DID IT AGAIN (2000) which reached sales of 20 million copies worldwide and followed the success of its inaugural tour around the world.

That year the closure of the awards received 2 Billboard Music Awards and Grammy Awards nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

The next album, Britney, BRITNEY (2001) and IN THE ZONE (2003) achieve the same success with previous albums. This has put Britney as the only female singer who puts her first album in 4 one position. Through the single Toxic, she won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Britney can not travel as smooth as the love of his career. After 4 years of dating Justin Timberlake, they split up in early 2002.

A year later, Britney married Jason Allen Alexander, her childhood friend, dated January 3, 2004 at The Little White Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas. This marriage lasted only 55 hours, ending with the cancellation of the wedding date January 5, 2004.

Britney then make a relationship with backup dancer Kevin Federline. They announced their engagement in July 2004, 3 months after they met. At that time, Kevin was associated with the actress, Shar Jackson, who was 8 months pregnant with their second child.

Britney was married to Kevin 18 September 2004 and registered on October 6, 2004. Britney birth her first child, Sean Preston Federline, on September 14, 2005. A few months after Sean was born, Britney pregnant again. The second child, Jayden James Federline, born on September 12, 2006, two days before Sean's first birthday.

On 7 November 2006, Britney filed for divorce from Kevin.

Since early 2007, Britney was always a thrill. In early February in she rehab drug addict. Less than 24 hours later he came out and the next night to cut his hair shaved. Britney went back to another rehab.

Once out Britney makes a variety of sensations such as attacking photographers with umbrellas. While the process of divorce and child custody between Britney and Kevin continue in the courts. Finally, July 30, 2007, Kevin and Britney marriage officially ended, although custody was continued fighting on the court.

During married to Kevin, Britney took out 2 albums, Greatest Hits: My Prerogative (2004) which contains the best songs and B IN THE MIX: The Remixes (2005), which contains a remix of the hit-best hit Britney.

August 2007, Britney decided to pull the world back to the sound with the release of single Gimme More. Britney also appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards 2007. This looks more criticism than praise, both from his appearance that only a bikini, or lack of exercise before they appear.

Britney's bad luck did not end up there, 18 September 2007, top agency The Firm (which so far manage her) has decided working a relationship.

Having had collapsed due to personal problems, even make Britney depressed, he finally able to rise slowly. Britney released his sixth album, CIRCUS, on September 15, 2008. With a single mainstay, Womenizer, Britney returned to the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated television created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. This cartoon series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its eponymous family, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in daily conditions of many aspect in human life at the fictional city named Springfield.

Groening created a family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a half-hour prime time show and was an early hit for Fox, becoming the first Fox series to land in the Top 30 ratings in a season (1989–1990).

The simpsons then became a very “popular fiction family” in the entertainment world. This is very entertaining animated comedy series. It’s music theme composed by Danny Elfman. The show has broadcast 445 episodes since its debut on December 17, 1989 and the twenty-first season began airing on September 27, 2009. The Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 26 and July 27, 2007, and grossed US$527 million worldwide.

The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009 it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest running American primetime entertainment series.Its has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, 26 Annie Awards and a Peabody Award. Time magazine's December 31, 1999 issue named it the 20th century's best television series, and on January 14, 2000 the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Homer's exclamatory catchphrase "D'oh!" has been adopted into the English lexicon, while The Simpsons has influenced many adult-oriented animated sitcoms.

October 18, 2009

Michael Jackson, the king of pop.

Michael Jackson birth as Michael Joseph Jackson on August 29 at the Gary, Indiana,US. He died on 1 June 25, 2009 (aged 50) at Los angeles, California,United States.He known as the "King of pop", one of the most successfull and influential entertainers at the world. His unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a prominent figure in popular culture for four decades.

Alongside his brothers, he made his debut in 1964 as lead singer and youngest member of The Jackson 5, then began a successful solo career in 1971. His album named Thriller in 1982 remains the best-selling album of all time. The other album such as: Off the Wall (1979), Bad(1987), Dangerous(1991), and HIStory(1995) also got the best seller. He is widely credited with having transformed the music video from a promotional tool into an art form, with videos for his songs "Billie Jean", "Beat It" and "Thriller" making him the first African American artist following on MTV. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound, vocal style and choreography has inspired numerous hip hop, and contemporary R&B artists, while also breaking down cultural, racial and generational barriers.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements feature multiple Guinness World Records including the "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time",13 Grammy Awards, 22 American Music Awards (20 only as a solo artist, including one for "artist of the century"), 17 number one singles (including the four as a member of the Jackson 5), and estimated sales between 350 million and 750 million records worldwide. He was also known as philanthropist and humanitarian who donated and raised millions of dollars through support of 39 charities and his own Heal the World Foundation.

Jackson's personal life generated controversy for years. He change his look from the late 1970s onwards, with changes to his nose and to the color of his skin drawing media publicity. He was accused of child sexual abuse in 1993 though no charges were brought. He married twice, first in 1994 and again in 1996, and brought up three children, one born to a surrogate mother. While preparing for the This Is It concert tour in 2009, Jackson died after suffering from cardiac arrest. He reportedly had been administered drugs such as propofol and lorazepam, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Los Angeles County coroner. His death triggered an outpouring of grief from around the world with his globally live broadcast memorial service attracting an audience of up to one billion people