As we’ve mentioned before, Russian dashcam videos don’t only capture meteors falling from the skies or people attacking other cars. They also catch nice moments that make you want to hold onto a small silver of hope for society.
This particular dash cam video is more of the latter variety but is also a little bit of the surprising former as you’ll see later on. In it, one father takes it upon himself to educate his young daughter on what to do in a car crash as they speed along on the highway. He doesn’t sugar coat the situation and gives her some important piece of advice. Just make sure to watch until the very end to understand just how important his own advice is.
Remember to be careful on the water people! Several boaters were injured in Missouri last Friday (Aug. 31) when their powerboat slammed into a large wake. Footage of the accident was taken of the family being thrown like rag dolls on Lake of the Ozarks.
Now, the footage has been converted to go with Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” The editing is pretty effective and fits with the dubstep beat. If anything, it’ll make us think twice about speeding on the water!
Derek Barnes is trying to make it to the big screen as a professional stunt man and he truly proves himself with this shocking demo reel. He does everything from jumping from building to building, off buildings onto trees, through trees, over moving vehicles — the list goes on.
At one point as he’s on top of the building, you can spot the CN Tower! I think this guy has a good chance. But please kids, don’t try this at home.
Here’s your weekly dose of music to help you get through a rough week, as prescribed by Azra Kassam.
Hey Ocean! – Cover of Arcade Fire’s Sprawl II (Mountains beyond Mountains)
First Soulwax, now Hey Ocean! Sprawl II is turning into a pretty popular song to play around with! The Vancouver band breaks down this elaborate song into an acoustic rendition with some beautiful harmony that showcases Ashleigh Ball’s sweet voice brilliantly. If you’re an Arcade Fire fan like me I guarantee you’ll be impressed. [ChartAttack]
The Ting Tings – Soul Killing
If you’re familiar with the band, you’ll know The Ting Ting’s electro-pop signature style. Soul Killing, the first single off their newest album, “Sounds from Nowheresville,” is a great reggae-esque tune reminiscent of No Doubt in the old days. It sounds nothing like their past album but shows that the duo have more to them than catchy beats and obnoxious yelling.
As if Sean Kingston didn’t have enough problems after crashing his jet ski, he now could face criminal charges after the accident. Why? Well he has disturbed the precious local manatees.
TMZ reports where Kingston crashed last weekend is a manatee zone — and according to Florida state law, boats and watercrafts are prohibited from producing a wake in manatee-populated areas.
The investigation is ongoing, but if he is charged, Kingston could face a $32,500 fine. However, Sean probably doesn’t give a f*ck about a $32,500 fine, and we don’t think Mr. Kingston is going to lose sleep over the manatees.
Sean Kingston has been “stabilized” after a jet ski accident on Sunday, which landed him in the trauma ward of a Miami hospital.
The singer’s publicist, Joseph Carozza, released the following statement: “Sean Kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to ICU. Sean’s family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during this time.”
Kingston was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital yesterday after he and a female passenger crashed into the Palm Island Bridge around 6:00 p.m. EST. A boater rescued the pair from the water, and Miami Fire Rescue crews brought the singer and passenger to the hospital.
Kingston’s hospitalization has resulted in plenty of support by both his fans and fellow celebs on Twitter. The hashtag #prayforseankingston has been a top trending topic since news of the accident spread, while artists including Bieber, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown have tweeted messages for the singer.
“Got my friend @seankingston in my prayers tonight,” wrote Bieber. “A true friend and big bro. Please keep him in your prayers tonight as well.”
Soulja Boy tweeted, “Praying for my brother @seankingston I hope he makes a full recovery.”
“Praying for my bro Sean Kingston,” wrote Brown, while Rihanna added, “Sean we praying for you baby.”
“My love and prayers are with Sean Kingston and his family,” wrote Minaj.
Get well soon, Kingston.
Singer Sean Kingston is in critical condition in Miami following a crash into a bridge from his watercraft around 6pm local time.
The Miami Fire Department responded to the scene and both Kingston and the female passenger were transported to the Jackson Memorial Hospital.
At this moment, officials do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash.
According to a quote from Kingston’s rep, TMZ was told, “Sean Kingston was in an accident today. No further details are available at the moment. He and his family thank everyone for the well-wishes.”
As this story develops, officials are still investigating the cause of the crash.
George Michael has been sentenced to eight weeks in jail for driving under the influence of drugs on July 4, reports TMZ. He was sentenced in a London courtroom.
The singer admitted to being high on weed and crashing his Range Rover into a photo shop.
TMZ reports the singer looked very dapper heading into the courtroom. There is no word when Michael begins his sentencing.
Federal officials have announced that the tires on the Learjet that crashed and killed four people, as well as injured Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and the late DJ AM, were under-inflated and played a part in the crash, according to TMZ.
Officials for the National Transportation Safety Board said the under-inflated tires seriously affected the plane’s ability to stop (it hurtled off a South Carolina runway and crashed).
The Board said that a tire ruptured during takeoff, but that the pilot had not been given training on tire failures and decided to reject the takeoff: a “practise that training discourages.”
However, in a lawsuit filed by the late DJ AM, he said that one or more of the tires blew during takeoff, and “rather than proceed to takeoff, [the pilots] decided to abort and/or reject the takeoff in a negligent manner.”
The estate of DJ AM eventually reached a settlement in the lawsuit, which was filed against companies such as Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Actor Shia LaBeouf had his license suspended on Saturday due to his refusal to take a Breathalyzer test when he was busted on suspicion of driving under the influence after a July car crash, a DMV official said to E! News.
“It was suspended for refusing a chemical test,” said the official, who explained to E! News that although LaBeouf was cleared of DUI charges after investigators determined the accident was caused by the other driver, the suspension was “automatic.”
The young actor has required two surgeries due to a crushed hand after his rollover crash on July 27. The accident was caused after a driver ran a red light, crashing into LaBeouf’s car.
According to California law, drivers who refuse to take a breath, blood or urine test for a suspected DUI can have their license suspended for up to one year.
Chi Cheng, bassist for the rock band ”Deftones,” is still in a coma, but responds to reflex tests.
Cheng suffered serious injuries from a car accident that happened in Santa Ana, California, last week. Doctors treating the bassist say they are hopeful the musician will make a full recovery.
A recent post from Deftone’s studio blog reads, “This Sunday saw the first signs of your prayers in action. Chi was able to hear and respond to his father’s request to move his lower lip. His father also administered a tendon reflex test, of which both legs responded with movement. Doctors continue to remain optimistic, and the energy at the hospital remains very positive.”
Cheng, 38, remains in serious condition in a Northern California Hospital. However, doctors have suggested the condition is stable.
Drummer Abe Cunningham wrote in a separate post, “The neurosurgeon treating Chi says the first 72 hours are critical, and as of now, he is fighting the good fight and the doctors remain optimistic. We are seeing your prayers in action. The family asks that all the prayer warriors out there continue to pray for Chi, and keep sending out your positive energy.”
Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM (Adam Michael Goldstein) were aboard a Learjet that crashed upon takeoff Friday night, reports E! News.
There were 6 passengers on the flight and while Barker and Goldstein survived, the other four passengers were killed.
A friend of Goldstein’s says that the DJ is “really, really badly burned” and confirms that “his face is very burned.” The sources adds, “More than 50 per cent of his body is burned and the worst is on his face.”
Barker is said to be burned “mostly from the waist down.” Both Barker and Goldstein are in critical but stable condition at the Joseph Still Burn Center in August, Ga.
One of the four passengers who died was Barker’s friend and business partner “Lil Chris” Baker. “He was the sweetest, nicest guy. He was like Travis’ right-hand man,” said the source.
Veteran actor Dennis Hopper is jumping aboard “Crash,” the new TV series based on the 2004 Oscar-winning movie.
Hopper, best known for roles in the films “Easy Rider” and “Apocalypse Now,” will play a maverick music producer going for one last big score, according to co-producer Starz Entertainment.
The 13-episode series has already started shooting in Albuquerque, N.M., with more filming scheduled for the Los Angeles area.
It is set to premiere on U.S. cable channel Starz in October.
Like the movie, which won Best Picture at the 2005 Academy Awards, the drama is set in Los Angeles and explores the intricacies of social tolerance in modern-day America through an ensemble cast of characters.
Other actors who have signed on to the series include Clare Carey (“Jericho”), Luis Chavez (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), Ross McCall (“Band of Brothers”), Jocko Sims (“CSI”), Brian Tee (“Zoey 101″) and Arlene Tur (“Grey’s Anatomy”).
Drawing comparisons to artists such as Coldplay, The Fray, David Gray and Counting Crows, Crash Parallel’s debut album is a combination of strong melodies and intimate lyrics. The Toronto-based quartet was formed three years ago by singer/ songwriter Tim Edwards and songwriter/guitarist Dan Saitua, later joined by Gary Rugala (bass) and John Vitellaro (drums).
To date the band has taken an organic, grassroots approach to their career while working on their debut album, World We Know, which was released last week.
The band spoke with andPOP while in Toronto.
A producer of the 2005 Oscar-winning film “Crash” has seen his lawsuit against the Academy of Motion Pictures and Science thrown out, cbc.ca reports.
The decision came in an appeals court, which held up the lower court’s ruling that producer Bob Yari was not a victim of the Academy Awards, because private organizations are allowed to create their own rules.
Yari complained that he was not given an Oscar for the film because the Academy only allows two producers to be named on a film. Crash had six. His suit was filed a year before the film won the Oscar, but it was also the year the rule came into effect.
Yari said the decision was “disappointing.”
He was also suing the Producers’ Guild of America.
Paul Haggis struck Oscar gold with his 2004 film “Crash,” and now the Canadian writer-director is hoping to translate that success to the small-screen.
The U.S.-based Starz cable network has ordered 13 episodes of the series which, like the movie, will be about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles.
Key members of the movie’s creative team are back for the TV series, including Haggis. He will executive-produce the show along with Don Cheadle, who starred in the film version.
The TV show will follow the same characters and story lines from the movie, though casting decisions have yet to be made.
However, Starz programming executive Stephan Shelanski told Reuters there is a “strong possibility” that Cheadle will reprise his role as a police detective.
The network is also hoping to attract the rest of the original movie cast, which includes Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon and Terrence Howard, for the series.
“We’re talking to everybody,” said Shelanski. “We would love to have as many of the cast members from this film as possible reprise their roles.”
Shooting will begin this spring, and the show could premiere on Starz as early as August 2008.