6 years ago
"Video: Port Authority’s ‘Save Fashion’ Pop-up Has Some Seriously Amazing Deals
4/30/09 at 3:55 PM
We admit we scoffed at the idea of a fashion pop-up coming to Port Authority, because Port Authority is such an unpleasant place to spend time. However New York's beauty and market editor Aja Mangum got a sneak peek at the pop-up's offerings, and they look so amazing we'd swim to a barge in the East River to shop them. Okay, we wouldn't swim, but we would kayak! A Lyn Devon dress that was $1,325 is now $129.90. A Charlotte Ronson top that was $283 is now $50. And amazing Alejandro Ingelmo platforms are only $100. The sale starts tomorrow at 11 a.m. at, yes, Port Authority. Watch the video to see more."
"[POLIW] | 2009 | 85 min | Feature Documentary
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Interests: Documentary, Politics
Cast & Credits
Primary Cast: Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon, Will.i.am, Sting, Josh Lucas, Ellen Burstyn
Director: Barry Levinson
Producers: Robin Bronk, Robert Baruc, Tim Daly, Jason Sosnoff
Editor: Aaron Yanes
Legendary Academy Award®-winning director Barry Levinson sets out to explore the collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood. The film gives the viewer a front-row seat and backroom access to the most significant presidential campaign of the 21st century.
Featuring interviews with high-profile celebrities and powerful political figures, Poliwood gives insider access to the influence Hollywood has over today's political process as we discover the thin line between politician and actor, news and entertainment, policy and tabloid. Trailing a number of politically active actors, writers, directors, and musicians, this documentary is sure to spark debate about the role media and celebrities should have in modern-day politics. A Screen Media Films presentation.
Following the May 1 screening, join director Barry Levinson and actors Josh Lucas, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tim Daly, Ellen Burstyn, Tony Goldwyn, Robert Davi, Matthew Modine, Gloria Reuben, and Wendie Malick for a special conversation moderated by Lawrence O'Donnell, NBC News political analyst and writer.
Friday, May 1, 6:00 pm
@BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center"
"Encore Lounge owner charged with leading $10M drug ring
By Tim McGlone
© April 28, 2009
Anthony Gonzalez, the owner of the closed Encore Lounge nightclub who is charged with leading a $10 million drug ring, turned himself in to federal authorities in Miami today and will be returned to Hampton Roads to face an 82-count indictment.
Gonzalez is scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate in Miami at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Gonzalez, who has ties to the rap stars Clipse, was charged in U.S. District Court. An unnamed police officer also is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 60-page indictment.
Federal authorities say the six-year drug operation was based at Encore Lounge. The indictment says Gonzalez bought the club at 1889 Virginia Beach Blvd. in November 2007 from an unidentified co-conspirator for 40 pounds of marijuana and about $80,000 in drug proceeds.
The club closed earlier this year after more than 100 incidents of violence, shootings, drug dealing and disorderly conduct.
The 82-count indictment charges Gonzalez, 34, of Chesapeake and six others in a drug conspiracy that stretches from Hampton Roads across the country to South America and back. Police and federal agents were still searching for Gonzalez, also known as Geezy, as of late Monday.
Two suspected underlings, brothers Raymond D. McCoy, 24, and John Lee McCoy III, 26, were in court Monday and ordered jailed pending bond hearings on Wednesday. Another suspect, Richard W. Hoggard, 25, who was arrested Friday, will have a bond hearing today.
The indictment says the operation has distributed more than a ton of marijuana and more than 100 pounds of cocaine since 2003 throughout Hampton Roads. The suspects obtained drugs mostly from Panama, Arizona, California and Florida, and either flew them here or drove them with cars containing hidden compartments, the indictment says.
The indictment also says an unidentified police officer, who sources say is from Norfolk, fed information about the drug inquiry to Gonzalez. A Norfolk police spokesman declined to comment on the matter Monday.
Gonzalez and other suspects lived lavishly, staying at a ritzy Arizona resort while obtaining multiple kilos of cocaine and hundreds of pounds of marijuana at a time, according to the indictment. Gonzalez bought himself a $127,000 Bentley sedan and a $90,000 Mercedes-Benz.
He's also accused of laundering proceeds through various businesses, including Soul Providers Management, Soul Providers Entertainment, D&A Trucking and the nightclub. Soul Providers Management is listed as the booking agent for Clipse on Clipse's MySpace Web page."
"News of a potential sale of the liquor division of LVMH has the luxury business world buzzing. A report in the Telegraph says that spirits giant Diageo has tendered a 12 billion euro offer for LVMH's two-thirds stake in Moet Hennessy and that Diageo has set about raising capital with bankers working behind the scenes for several weeks.
The Financial Times asserts that Diageo has not made an unsolicited offer for Moët Hennessy but might be willing to buy if both parties could agree on a price. So far the talks appear to be more theoretical than actual because LVMH hasn't decided that they are ready to sell. The potential deal brings up an interesting question, in a softening luxury market which is better to hold onto, fashion brands like Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Louis Vuitton or liquor brands like Glenmorangie whisky, Belevedere and Chopin vodka, and Veuve Clicquot?"
"Nike Air Max 90's have become a staple in the Nike footwear roster. Tinker Hatfield was the mastermind behind the air max concept which has spiraled into a viral shoe all across the world. In order to celebrate 20 years of Air Max 90 history, Nike has been working up special 90's to represent a very special point in history.
There are Less than 25 pairs known to exist in the color way using Crocodile Skin (this is not actual croc skin.) This pair is extremely rare and comes in a regular Nike box. This pair will not be sold to the general public and was a shoe given to friends and family of Nike representatives.
Osneaker.com was lucky enough to be able to showcase this very special pair. Since this pair is so limited and special, Osneaker decided to make it available for purchase. This is a very special pair of sneakers that will not be seen anywhere else except Osneaker.com."
"Shanghai 2009: Rolls-Royce ditches RR4 for Ghost nameplate
by Damon Lavrinc on Apr 20th 2009 at 3:58AM
At the Shanghai Motor Show this morning, Rolls-Royce finally put the temporary RR4 moniker to rest by officially naming its new Flying Spur-fighting sedan the "Ghost". Shown in concept form as the 200EX at last month's Geneva Motor Show, the Ghost will be built later this year on a separate assembly line at the automaker's newly expanded Goodwood facility, where it will share paint, wood and leather with its flagship brother, the Phantom. The Ghost is built using 20% of the parts from the recent BMW 7 series platform and will be equipped with a 500+ hp, twin-turbocharged V12 mated to an eight-speed transmission. Expect sales to begin in late 2009, with coupe and convertible variants to follow in the next two to three years.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the name for its new model series which until now has been known as RR4. The name was announced by CEO, Tom Purves at a press conference held at the Shanghai motor show.
The new car will be called the Rolls-Royce Ghost and production will begin at the company's Goodwood manufacturing facility on the south coast of England later in 2009.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO, Tom Purves, said, "We are delighted to formally announce the Rolls-Royce Ghost. It is one of the most revered names in the automotive industry, evoking images of adventure and technical innovation. The name reflects this new model's breadth of abilities. The first cars to bear the Ghost name were known not only for impressive dependability and refinement but also great flair and style. This car will be the first in a new generation of models to carry this evocative name and will give us two pinnacle product lines – Phantom and Ghost.
The Rolls-Royce Ghost will be built on its own dedicated production line at Goodwood but will share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Rolls-Royce has expanded all areas of its manufacturing facility over the last 18 months to prepare for the introduction of the Ghost model."
1. The popular tale is that 420 is the police radio code or criminal code for someone holding or smoking grass.
2. We actually didn’t find any truth to that tale but we did learn that California has two different 420 codes the first -California Penal Code 420 is a misdemeanor obstructing entry of public lands, and California Family Code 420 distinguishes A wedding ceremony.
3. There are 420 active chemicals in the marijuana plant when in all actuality there are 315, and that number changes for different types of pot plants.
Another theory is that tea time in Amsterdam is told to be at 4:20, when it’s actually at 5:30. Hmmm… way off.
4. The most common is that 420 is a national cannabis holiday -April 20th is the National Pot Smokers Day. (Not an actual holiday to “regular” folk)
5. The infamous German ruler Adolph Hitler’s birthday falls on April 20th but in reality the number 420 started out as a time, not a date.
6. And the disturbing date of April 20th is the day of the Columbine school shootings, but again a magical number that was started in the 70’s, and was most likely created by peace, love, and harmony folk. So I don’t think that is where our three digit code came from.
7. In all sense if you love smoking pot, rolling joints, hitting a bowl, or glue your face to a nice big water bong I’m sure no matter what the 420 community.