Saturday, 11 August 2012

Eminem Puts Dark Times And Drug Addiction Behind Him, Thanks Fans For Support [VIDEO]

Legendary rapper, producer, and actor Eminem thanked his fans for helping sustain him through dark times when he was struggling with drug abuse, depression, and tenuous relationships with his family during a performance in New York City Thursday night.
Addressing hundreds of screaming fans crowding the stage of Hammersteain Ballroom, the 39-year-old rapper said that “wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without y’all,” the Associated Press reports. He then went on to perform his Grammy award-winning song “Not Afraid.” He told the crowd that his performance was “dedicated to anybody tonight who’s been through personal struggles.”
Eminem’s music has long referenced his prolific prescription drug abuse. As the Rolling Stone review of “Relapse,” put it: “Em’s first album in nearly five years, is studded with brand names, but not Lexus or Cristal-more like Lunesta, Ambien, VicodinValium, NyQuil and other brain candy that helped Marshall Mathers turn himself into a zombie, before he got clean last year.”
His 2010 album “Recovery” continued the trend the artist began with 2009′s “Relapse” of documenting his effort to finally become sober with brutal honest-so much so that his newfound earnestness jibed unpleasantly with his former gleefully and carelessly offensive persona. Pitchfork’s review of the album, for instance, said that “for the first time in his career, he actually sounds clumsy.” Despite the divisive critical response, “Recovery” still went on to become the best selling album of 2010, according to Billboard.
Eminem performed over a dozen songs at the Hammerstein Ballroom for an event sponsored by the watch brand G-Shock, including the his hit songs “Lose Yourself,” ”Love the Way You Lie” and “The Real Slim Shady.” The hip-hop foursome Slaughterhouse, a musical supergroup of sorts that contains Eminem’s friend and fellow Bad Meets Evil member Royce da 5′ 9”, opened for the Detroit-born rapper.
Watch the video of Eminem thanking his fans below.

Beyonce in Alexander McQueen Bell Sleeve Dress At United Nations

The entertainer hopes that the video which is set to premiere on August 19, at the UN General Assembly Hall performing in front of a live audience will influence one billion people to do good on World Humanitarian Day. She glowed in this gorgeous ivory knee length Alexander McQueen bell sleeve dress.

Huge Whale Attempts “Jumping” Onto A Boat!(Pic)

whale jump
Matt Thornton was guiding a fishing trip recently off British Columbia when he noticed another boat had stopped alongside a large humpback whale slapping its fins on the water. Thornton cruised over and aimed his camera, but ended up capturing an extraordinary image of a smaller humpback that shot out of the water next to his boat.
This occurred late last month and the image has since been splashed on just about every Facebook page that features marine mammals, and is even entered in a National Geographic photography contest.
But beyond a brief caption there was little information about the photo, in part because Thornton had been busy fishing long hours and difficult to reach.
But in a telephone interview Thursday he explained that he captured the image with one lucky shot, without motor drive. He added that the whale calf breached so close to the boat “that we could have touched it with our fishing rods.”
Thornton, who works for Tofino B.C. Fishing Charters, said he had witnessed plenty of whale breaches, but never anything like this. “It was literally 10 feet from the boat–so close that it splashed us,” he said.
Thornton wasn’t the only one fast on the trigger. One of the clients used an iPhone to capture the event on video, which has not been widely shared...