Sarah Palin on motorcycle ride for her East Coast tour, but quiet on running in 2012 election

Sarah Palin went on a motorcycle ride on Sunday, May 29, 2011, during the launch of her East Coast bus tour, but quiet on running in 2012 election.



Sarah Palin, wearing black jacket, rides at the
back of a motorcycle on her East Coast tour

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Palin, 47, a former governor of Alaska and a Republican candidate for vice-president during the 2008 US Election launched her East Coast tour, but rode at the back of a motorcycle.

As reported at Huffington Post, Sarah Palin rode on a Harley motorcycle, along with her family and joined other “Rolling Thunder” motorcyclists on their annual “Ride for Freedom” tour.

The Rolling Thunder, an organization that aims to raise awareness about US military personnel declared as missing in action or became prisoners of war, started their tour at the Pentagon and will finish at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin wore a black jacket and helmet and chat with the riders, but did not show any sign of her early campaign for president in 2012 and did not even talked about the upcoming election.

Nevertheless, speculations rise that Palin may run in 2012 election but she have not yet announced about her plans as of this writing, which her supporters urging her to run.

On the other hand, Arizona Senator John McCain, who chose Palin as her running mate when he ran for president in 2008, told reports she could be a strong contender to beat US President Barack Obama, who already announced his plans for another term.

Miracle dog buried alive in Malta, after shot 40 times in the head, survives (Video)

A dog in Malta was buried alive after being shot 40 times in the head by an unknown suspect, but have miraculously survived, as shown in the news video below.



Miracle dog in Malta, buried alive after
shot in the head 40 times, survives

Image Credit: OneNewsBlog/YouTube

As reported at Times of Malta on Sunday, May 29, 2011, the miracle dog named Star was shot in the head 40 times and was buried alive in nearby place in Birżebbuġa.

Luckily, local animal welfare officials discovered the dog’s situation on May 19, Thursday while investigating a separate animal-abuse case, when they noticed the dog poking its nose out from the soil.

However, besides the fact that its nose and four legs were tied together, doctors have removed more than 40 bullet pallets from her head, which was brought to an animal hospital in Ta’ Qali.

Nevertheless, a Facebook page was created to call for justice for Star, the miracle dog, and about 2,600 people have now signed on the petition online, and has already more than 20,000 fans.

Since then, Star became an Internet sensation and noted to be a symbol of fight against animal abuse, which was believed to be five years old and has a mixture of a sheep dog and collie.

As of this writing, the miracle dog continues to recover and may be released within three weeks, and will be adopted by her new owner, a Maltese family, who visits her regularly.


Miracle dog in Malta, shot in the head 40 times, buried alive but survived
(Maltese Language)

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Miami Heat wins Game 5 over Chicago Bulls (83-80), advanced to 2011 NBA Finals since 2006

Miami Heat won Game 5 of the NBA 2011 Eastern Conference Finals against the Chicago Bulls (83-80), and advanced to the 2011 NBA Finals, for the first time since 2006.



Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose faces off
Miami Heat’s LeBron James

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As featured at ESPN Thursday, May 26, the Miami Heat surpassed a 13-point lead from Chicago Bulls in the last 4 minutes of the game and eventually won.

Apparently, the game was tied (79-79) in the remaining 1:01 in the fourth quarter after LeBron James scored a three-pointer. Later, 2011 MVP Derrick Rose missed his second free-throw shot after being fouled by LeBron James.

James shot 2 points to make the Heat leading by two points (81-80), and another two points from free-throw by Chris Bosh that finished the score at 83-80.

Derrick Rose planned a three-point shot in the final seconds of the game but was blocked by LeBron James, who made 28 points in the game with 11 rebounds.

Earlier, Chicago Bulls enjoyed a 13-point lead with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter but Miami Heat rushed a 19-4 run, after a strong defense against Rose.

LeBron James scored 12 of his 28 points in the final quarter, while Dwyane Wade had 21 points in total; Chris Bosh scored 20 points with 10 rebounds.

For the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose scored 25 points with 8 assists and Luol Deng finished with 18 points.

Miami Heat will be facing off Dallas Mavericks for the 2011 NBA Finals, with their last encounter in the finals was in 2006 and Mavericks lost, and LeBron James was still playing for his previous team.

Scotty McCreery wins “American Idol 2011” title, receives a kiss on the lips from Lauren Alaina (Video)

Scotty McCreery won the “American Idol 2011” title, and received a kiss on the lips from fellow finalist Lauren Alaina, as shown in the video below.



Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery, while
waiting for American Idol host Ryan Seacrest
to announce the winner

Image Credit: Fox

As shown on the show on on Wednesday, May 25, Ryan Seacrest announced that Scotty McCreery was voted as the “American Idol’ 2011” winner, beating Lauren Alaina.

McCreery, 17, is the youngest American Idol so far, one year older than Lauren, and won with more than 22.4 million total votes cast, the show’s highest number of votes ever.

“It’s been a year since me and Lauren Alaina tried out now. We’ve been together since day one and we’re going to stay together,” McCreery said, who received a kiss on the lips from her after the announcement.

“This is just never in my wildest dreams. I gotta thank the Lord first. He got me here.” The country singer from North Carolina added, who later sang again his first single “I Love You This Big“.

Apparently, previously eliminated Idol finalists including Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams performed with some of the country’s great singers, live on stage.

Among the stars who sang with them are Tony Bennett, Kirk Franklin, Gladys Knight, Jack Black and Judas Priest, who made a duet with Casey, and sang “After Midnight”.

Meanwhile, Lauren Alaina had a duet with Carrie Underwood, sang “Before He Cheats”, while Scotty McCreery performed with Tim McGraw, as the two sang McGraw‘s “Live Like You Were Dying.”

On the other hand, Tom Jones, Lady Gaga and Beyonce had solo performances and Steven Tyler played the piano and sang the Aerosmith classic, “Dream on”.


Scotty McCreery wins “American Idol 2011”, kiss Lauren Alaina
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Hines Ward named as Dancing with the Stars 2011 winner, beats Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane

Hines Ward was named as the Dancing with the Stars 2011 winner; along with his pro-dancing partner Kym Johnson, beating Chelsea Kane and Kirstie Alley and their dancing partners.



Hines Ward and Kym Johnson win
Dancing with the Stars 2011 (DWTS 2011)

Image Credit: ABC

As shown at ABC on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, dancing pair Hines Ward and Kym Johnson won as the Dancing with the Stars Season 12 champion.

“I never thought I’d be in the finals, but I owe it all to Kim. She’s an amazing teacher,” Ward said after winning through votes from the show viewers and judges.

“They’re all deserving of this mirror ball. But I’m not going to apologize for winning,” the NFL player added, noting that he will place his Mirror Ball trophy beside his MVP trophy, which he won while playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Now that the show for this season is over, Ward vowed to watch the previous episodes, which he admitted that he failed to because he has to practice with Kym for their next performances.

On the other hand, Kym Johnson said she is glad she can now rest and relax but noted the competition was worth finishing despite having an injury.

Meanwhile, Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy landed as first runner-up despite encountering some mishaps during their earlier performances including losing her shoes.

The 60-year old Hollywood actress, who was reported to have lost around 60 pounds since the start of DWTS 2011, told reports she will miss dancing with Maksim.

Disney star Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas went on the third place and tied with Hines Ward and Kym Johnson for the final score of 89.

The three remaining finalists earned perfect scores from the show’s three judges on Tuesday when they repeated their favorite dance routine from the season.

The show finale, which lasted for about two hours, featured the performances of previously eliminated finalists including Petra Nemcova, as Black-Eyed Peas took the center stage to sing their latest hit song “Don’t Stop the Party”.

Six Rare White Lion Cubs Born In Belgrade Zoo (Video)

White Lion Cubs Born In Belgrade Zoo

White Lion Cubs Born In Belgrade Zoo
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A total of six rare white lion cubs were born in Belgrade Zoo since December 2010, according to earlier reports by several international news sites.

In December 9, 2010, two white lion cubs were born at the zoo located at the Serbian capital, and last Monday, April 18, 2011, four new cubs were born.

The six newly born cubs are with their white lion father named Vambo and african lion mother, Kiara.

According to Nadja Radovic, a Belgrade Zoo worker who manages the lions, the white cubs are doing fine and has been accepted by their lioness mother. The new born cubs are also comfortably playing with other African cubs.

These rare white lions are living in the area of Timbavati in South Africa.

The Global White Lion Protection Trust reported that these white lion species has only an estimated 500 heads living in protected areas worldwide.

Below is an rt.com video of the four new white lion cubs born in Belgrade Zoo.

Lindsay Lohan released from jail, after posting $75,000 bail

Lindsay Lohan was released from Century Regional Detention Facility after posting a $75,000-bail, where she was detained for about 5 hours.



Lindsay Lohan
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According to TMZ on Friday, April 22, 2011, Lindsay Lohan posted a $75,000-bail at around 9:20 p.m. (US time) and was released from jail.

The 22-year old former teen star was earlier sentenced to jail for 120 days for violating her probation when she was not able to return the $2,500-necklace she allegedly took from a jewelry store last January.

In addition, Lohan was ordered to complete 480 hours of community service, with 360 hours at the Downtown Women’s Center while the remaining 120 hours should be served at the L.A. County morgue.

As noted by Judge Stephanie Sautner, Lindsay Lohan should have called the store and notified the owners about the necklace sooner.

However, it took several weeks before she returned the necklace and this was when cops were about to raid her house.

Nevertheless, Judge Sautner reduced the case to a misdemeanor after prosecutors laid out a case against her.

Last February, the ‘Labor Pains’ actress was charged with a grand felony theft of the controversial necklace and pleaded not guilty.

Incidentally, this is not the first time the actress faced controversy as she had a series of DUI incidents and rehab visits back in 2007.