It’s always sad when you move away and have to find a new home for a beloved pet, and sometimes, it’s incredibly hard to find them a suitable, because 1) nobody is good enough, or 2) it’s hard to convince someone to accept all their flaws as lovingly as you do.
This family has mastered the art of the sales pitch. In an adorable video tribute to their hilarious duck McIntosh, they tell his story and describe why he would make such a great pet.
I almost teared up at the thought of McIntosh being homeless. If someone doesn’t step up soon, I’m catching the next flight to Florida.
Watch the video here:
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Kitty Pryde, a female rapper from Florida.
Any female rapper named after a badass comic book character who manages to look like a real person as opposed to a caricature (ahem Nicki Minaj) deserves to be heard. Luckily, Kitty Pryde’s lyrics and appearance bring a realness that makes you want to listen. Her “I don’t really care, this is a funny joke” attitude and apparent lack of desire to “make it,” somehow add to her appeal, making more of a statement about the power of the Internet and fame, rather than any definitive statement about white girl rappers.
Origins: Daytona Beach, Florida
Full name: Kathryn Beckwith
Known for: Kitty is known for rapping as if she is talking in a hypnotic baby voice.
Used in a sentence: Whether it’s her Pippi Longstocking appearance, or her frankness in interviews, there is something endearing about Kitty Pryde.
File next to: Jokers in Trousers, Hot Sugar, Kreayshawn
Download now: “Okay Cupid”
Five fun facts:
1. Kitty was part of the comedy hip hop group Jokers in Trousers when she caught the eye of rapper Riff Raff, which lead to the single “Orion’s Belt.”
2. Her stage name is a direct reference to the X-Men superhero.
Hopefully all you game-day booers and naysayers will take a lesson from this kid who was very motivational to the Miami Heat after they lost their game to the Celtics on Wednesday night. As they were doing the walk of shame, he yelled: “good job, good effort,” making some people wonder if he was being serious.
I mean, it’s always nice to provide words of comfort when your favourite team has been served, but to provide those words with such gleeful enthusiasm might seem like blatant mocking.
ESPN’s microphone picked up the kid’s voice.
Here it is:
Now, that kid has been identified as nine-year-old Jack Meyer of Coral Gables, Florida. He’s been a fan since he was three and says his encouraging cheers weren’t meant to be sarcastic at all. In fact, he’s one of their biggest fans and has a bunch of Heat memorabilia (including a bedspread). If all the fans in the stands were this nice, the world might be a better place.
Meet Jack Myer:
It’s March Break!! And suitably, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens just happen to be filming their upcoming movie Spring Breakers.
The movie follows four college girls who land in jail after robbing a fast food restaurant to fund their spring break vacation. They’re bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who naturally wants them to do some dirty work in exchange.
The ladies were seen in Florida today in their teeny bikinis riding around on Buddy scooters. What’s work for them is a dream day for
me everyone. The movie doesn’t have a release date yet but filming wraps up this month.
How are you spending March Break?
Yes you read that title correctly. Big Boi was arrested today in Miami for drug possession. He was arrested with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
TMZ reports the substances were ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra. All charges are felonies.
Border control dogs identified the substances while he was exiting a cruise ship. Also Big Boi didn’t have a prescription for the Viagra.
We can understand his embarrassment regarding the Viagra. It’s hard (no pun intended) talking to a Doctor about his downstairs. We sympathize completely with his need to pick it up on the black market.
Ah well. Maybe it’s just easier to talk to your doctor.
According to The Wrap, Ice is going with host Adam Richman to Key West, Florida, where they are going to sample key lime pie. Understandably Key West has the best key lime pie in the world. Rob spends a lot of time in Key West, apparently making him an expert in the pie.
Avril Lavigne’s curses have shocked baseball fans, reports Canoe Jam Entertainment.
The pop star was performing at a Tampa Bay Rays game in Florida this past weekend, when she apparently cussed out the technicians as she experienced sound problems.
Officials of the stadium have since apologized to fans, stating they were “extremely disappointed” by her foul language.
Lavigne was performing a short set as part of the team’s summer concert series, but quickly become angry and cursed in front of 25,000 shocked fans. Talk about professionalism.
A Rays spokesman issued a statement, saying, “The Rays demand profanity-free performances from all of our concert performers, and we are extremely disappointed… It is not consistent with the atmosphere that Tropicana Field is known for.”
She’s never been known for her class or respectable language, so this doesn’t shock me. I think it is so unprofessional for her to cuss out the technicians, let alone in front of a huge audience, because it is truly not their fault! Hopefully she learns from the backlash she’s receiving and learns to act a little more respectably.
The University of Florida is apparently furious that one of their students partied on camera with the ‘Jersey Shore’ crew. The officials who run the study abroad program in Italy, where the show is being filmed, have reportedly given their student an ultimatum; stay away from the cast or be expelled.
The University of Florida sent out an email to students participating in their study abroad program in Italy, stating that “any student who does agree to participate in the filming of the show, or who signs a waiver or legal agreement of any sort with MTV, will be dismissed from the program immediately.”
The email also warned the students that any action deemed potentially embarrassing to the school “will not be tolerated.” The school threatened to contact the student’s parental units to inform them why the school would be kicking them out of the program.
TMZ spoke with Janine Sikes, UF Director of Public Affairs, who said, “Generally speaking, students may participate in activities outside their Study Abroad program as long as they meet the academic and living requirements of that program.”
I mean, if the show doesn’t mention the university at all, why does it matter? I could understand if they didn’t want the cast and crew on their campus, but what students do on their own time is none of their business.
On the plus side, though, this is probably the closest that Snookie, The Situation or DJ Pauly D will ever get to being connected with academics.
Canadian born actor Leslie Nielsen died today of complications related to pneumonia at a hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, FLA reports TMZ. Nielsen was 84 years old.
Nielsen is known for his roles in “Airplane” and the “Naked Gun” franchise. He leaves two children and a wife.
The United States government wants Wesley Snipes put in jail immediately for tax evasion, reports TMZ.
Wesley was convicted for tax evasion in May 2008 for evading $12,000,000 in taxes. Florida prosecutors are tired of waiting around, and now want Snipes to begin his jail sentence. They’re asking the judge to “immediately revoke Wesley Trent Snipes’s bail and order him to surrender.
TMZ says the major issues yet to be resolved are child custody and the division of assets. Both parties have been advised to keep their final deal confidential and keep the property settlements out of the court file.
Both Tiger and Elin have their own team of high priced lawyers working on their behalf. An immediate matter they are trying to address is jurisdiction. Although the couple lived in Florida, Elin will be moving back to Sweden. Consequently it maybe easier to move forward with the proceedings in Sweden.
The tweet from the Casselberry, FLA man said he was going to hang himself. Moore responded to the post asking “R U rlly asking 4 help?” The man sent several more messages to Moore.
Following that the Seminole Country Sheriff received phone calls from the West Coast, one of them being “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” star Nia Vardalos.
“Please call 1 800 SUICIDE . I’m on the phone with them right now. They are waiting to talk to you,” Vardalos wrote to the man.
Tiger Woods’ family may just live happy ever after. TMZ is reporting that Tiger is back living under the same roof with his wife Elin Noredgren and two kids for the past eight nights.
Tiger unfortunately has not been able to get to the course as he has been stuck indoors due to bad weather. However he is rumored to return to the tour March 22 at the Tavistock Cup.
Citing “artist-related medical reasons,” British band Coldplay postponed a concert at the Ford Ampitheatre in Tampa, Florida, scheduled for Sunday, reports Perez Hilton.
“We’re sorry to report that Coldplay has been forced to postpone their show at the Ford Ampitheatre in Tampa on Sunday, August 9th,” read a statement on the band’s web site. “This is due to medical reasons. The show is currently being rescheduled – we’ll give you the new details as soon as we have them. In the meantime, the band have asked us to apologize on their behalf for the inconvenience this causes.”