Robert Downey Jr has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid Actor by Forbes. The Iron Man star tops the Forbes list along with Channing Tatum and Hugh Jackman.
I was a little bit surprised Vin Diesel(fast and furious),Brad Pitt,and Johnny depp didn’t make the list. Also Tom Cruise is at number 8.
Check out the Top 10 Highest paid Actors:
1. Robert Downey Jr – $75million (Iron Man)
2. Channing Tatun – $60million (Magic Mike, White House Down)
3. Hugh Jackman – $55million (Les Miserables, X-Men)
4.Mark Wahlberg – $52 million (Ted)
5. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – $42million (Fast &Furious)
6.Leonardo DiCaprio – $39million (Great Gatsby)
7. Adam Sandler – $37million (Hotel Transylvania)
8. Tom Cruise – $35million (Jack Reacher)
9. Denzel Washington – $33 (Flight)
10. Liam Neeson – $32million (Taken 2, The Grey)
A nineteenth century prison in the Netherlands has been converted into a Hotel where guests sleep in the former cells.
The prison in Roermond, which dates back to 1863, was in use for nearly 150 years until 2007.
Dutch hotel group Van der Valk, remodelled a total of 105 prisoner cells into 40 rooms and suites that open out to a lounge in the prison hallway. The Hotel opened in 2011.
The Hotel rooms are designed with modern furnishings,with each room retaining its original door. There are four luxury suites included, named The Jailer, The Lawyer, The Director and The Judge.
The courtyard now serves as a cafe and terrace surrounded by olive trees. Other facilities include a herb garden, a sauna and a number of hotel bars.
I found out that there are other Hotels like this remodelled from prisons. They are Liberty Hotel in Boston,the Malmaison Hotel in Oxford, England, and the Jailhotel Lowengraben in Lucerne, Switzerland.
I think its a very creative and stylish way to remodel the prison. What do you think?
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie’s third novel “Americanah” has been awarded the 2013 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Fiction.
The Heartland Prize is a literary prize created in 1988 by the Chicago Tribune Newspaper. The prize is awarded yearly in two categories, fiction and non-fiction, to books that are concerned with American issues, causes and concerns.
Past fiction winners of the Heartland Prize include Jonathan Franzen for his Novel “Freedom” and Marilynne Robinson for her novel “Gilead”The prize will be presented to her on November 3, 2013 in Chicago.
Elizabeth Taylor, the literary Editor of the Chicago Tribune,said:
“We loved AMERICANAH. It’s a powerful,resonant novel and we would be delighted to celebrate it and try to share it with a wider audience”.
Chimamanda had this to say on the prize:
“I’m very pleased. You never know what will happen when you write a Novel. And for me, a Nigerian, to have written this book which is partly about America, and to receive this quintessentially American prize means that I have said something about America as seen through Nigerian eyes that Americans find interesting. I take that as a wonderful compliment. It reminds me of the ability of literature to make us become briefly alive in bodies not our own.”
This movie is 98minutes.Its an Action/Adventure movie and features Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt
Since its still a new movie I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t watched it. But I will summarize it by saying Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Go see this Movie.
Now you see me.
This Movie came out in May and is on my list of favorite movie for the year.Its a Crime thriller and lasts 1hr56mins. It Stars Morgan Freeman,Michael Caine,Jesse Eisenberg, MarkRuffalo,Woody Harrelson,Melanie,Laurent, Isla Fisher, DaveFranco, Common, and Michael Kelly.
Four magicians climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a real Bank robbery . FBI agent Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Interpol agent Alma Vargas try to find out how they did it.
However, this mystery proves difficult to solve despite the help and insights of the professional illusion exposer,Thaddeus Bradley.
What follows is a bizarre investigation where despite everyone’s effort, the closer you look, the less you actually see.
Its a 1hr47mins Comedy Movie that stars Marlon Wayans, Melissa McCarthy, Michael McDonald,Michael Rapaport, Sandra Bullock, Taran KillamSumma,Dan Bakkedahl,Demián Bichir, Jane Curtin.
FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn and Boston cop Shannon Mullins become partners in order to take down a ruthless drug lord howver neither of them has ever had a partner or a friend . Both learn to work as a team despite their initial distrust and hostility.
There’s some use of bad language but overall you get some lessons about friendship and loyalty .
The Movie is Hilarious,well any movie with Marlon Wayans, Melissa McCarthy,and Sandra Bullock is bound to be. Trust me you would enjoy it.
A 15yr old American teenager with the help of his friend saved an abducted girl by pursuing the kidnappers car on their bicycles.
Five-year-old Jocelyn Rojas was playing in her front yard in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when she vanished Thursday afternoon. Authorities say she was abducted by a man who lured her by offering ice cream.
For two hours, neighbors and police scoured the area and asked if anyone had seen her.
Temar Boggs, 15, and his friend Garcia took off on their bicycles to search.
About a half-mile away, they spotted Jocelyn in a sedan. But the driver was elusive. He said:
“Every time we’d go down the street, he’d turn back around, and then … we’ll follow him,” Temar said.
The two teens pursued the kidnapper on their bikes for 15 minutes. The driver apparently knew he was being followed became scared and pushed Rojas out of the car and drove off.
“I saw this suspicious car. I looked into the passenger seat and I saw this little girl, and I said, ‘I think that’s her,'” Boggs recounted,
Boggs took the girl to law enforcement officials, but said Rojas was still afraid.
“First she didn’t want to leave my arms because she was scared they were gonna do something to her,” Temar Boggs said, adding that she agreed to go with the officials after Temar reassured her that she was safe.
Jocelyn’s relatives and neighbors took turns hugging Temar saying:
“He’s our hero. There is just no words to say,”
Jocelyn’s grandmother Tracey Clay said.
Police are looking for the suspect, described as a white male between 50 and 70 years old. He was driving a reddish-purple or maroon car with round taillights, WGAL reported. The man was wearing green shoes, green pants and a red-and-white striped shirt. He walked with a limp.
Temar however doesn’t consider himself a hero. He said:
“I’m just a normal person who did a thing that anybody else would do,”
“I just feel like I did something very accomplishing today,”
Her story features on a new Discovery Channel documentary called Bugs, Bites And Parasites.
A British lady Rochelle Harris, 27, had started experiencing severe headaches when she returned to UK following her visit to the South American country Peru with her boyfriend.
She is said to have developed sharp shooting pains down one side of her face and also began to hear strange scratching sounds in her head. She woke up the next morning to find her pillow soaked in fluid.
Doctors initially thought it could be a minor ear infection but she was referred to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) team.
The ENT specialist found a small hole in the ear canal and then discovered the maggots.
An emergency brain scan showed no damage had been done to her ear drum, blood vessels or facial nerve,but showed that the maggots had chewed a 12mm hole in her ear canal.
They tried to drown the Maggots by flooding the canal with olive oil but they survived and only two were removed.
Further examination discovered eight maggots which were sent to a laboratory for analysis.
It was later discovered that a New World screw worm fly had laid eggs inside her ear.
Rochelle said she remembered walking through a swarm of flies when in Peru and a fly had got inside her ear. But once she had shooed it away she thought nothing more of it.
The good news is she is not expected to suffer any long-term problems