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Top 16 Things You Did Not Know About Steve Jobs

For someone of his stature, a legend in his field, Steve Jobs was amazingly private. Some of these facts might be familiar to you, but others will surely surprise you. He is one of those great minds who changed the world. Therefore, here are 16 things you maybe were not aware of when it comes to one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen.

16. Studied Calligraphy


One of these was the art of writing in fancy ways. This proved more than valuable in his future work, as he connected these skills to the creation of one of his greatest inventions. As he put it delicately, it helped make “the first computer with beautiful typography.”

15. Half-Syrian


AbdulfattahJandali, his biological father, owns a casino and restaurant in Reno, Nevada. It is said that they met only once, because of the next fact on our list.

14. He was adopted


His father did not want a marriage with his biological mother, Joanne Carol Schieble, an American woman. His adoptive parents were Paul and Clara Jobs.

13. Became a Buddhist


As you probably understood from the previous sentence, he was heavily influenced by this religion. After traveling through India, he even got his marriage officiated by a Buddhist monk, Kobun Chino.

12. Laurene Powell Jobs


We mentioned his marriage, so let us meet his wife. First, they got married in Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Lauren was an MBA graduate of Stanford. President Barack Obama appointed her as a member of the White House for Community Solutions, because of her more than active involvement and dedication to non-profit communities. This is a strange case, and this next fact is the reason why.

11. He Took a $1 Salary


Since 1998, Steve Jobs received only a $1 every year from his company. For those of you, who thought he kept it all for himself because of the charity thing, guess again.

10. He was a Hippie


To some people, he looked like a lost hippie at times. This fact should not be that odd if we think about his sudden trip to India and a change to Buddhism. Anything is possible with one of the greatest visionaries the world has ever seen. Speaking of being a hippie…

9. He had a Fling with Joan Boaz


In his prime hippie years, he had a brief fling with the folk singer. However, Boaz left him for Bob Dylan, Steve’s favorite musician. That must have hurt, we imagine. Nevertheless, from what we learned here, he did have an awesome taste in music!

8. Loved the Beatles


For those young generations who did not experience it, it is hard to understand what Beatlemania was actually like. Think Bieber mania, multiplied five times. Yeah, that is big. To put his love of the famous band in perspective, he named his giant of a company after one of their record labels.

7. He used to be Homeless


Steve Jobs homeless? It sure sounds like a joke. Before he conquered the world, he had it rough after dropping out from college. Lucky for him, he had plenty of couches to crash on, because he had some great friends at the time.

6. Pescetarian


Steve did not like to eat meat. For him, fish was the only part of his diet that was of animal origin. Probably a flower child habit he did not want to break. This resulted in a clash with food companies like McDonald’s, most notably when he voted against happy meals advertising Pixar movies.

5. Jobs Saved Pixar


In dangerous and traitorous waters of Hollywood, animation had it rough until Steve Jobs came to help. From LucasFilm, he purchased The Graphics Group for $10 million. He turned it into the Pixar studious everyone knows and adores today. Without this move, we would not have been able to enjoy the classics this house produced over the years.

4. Lied to Steve Wozniak


After collaborating on the Atari video game called Breakout, the pair agreed to split their cut halfway. Although Apple gave Jobs $5,000 for his endeavor, he told Wozniak that he only got a sum of $700. When Wozniak found out about it, he said that he would have given Jobs the money if he simply asked him for it.

3. Found his sister at 30


Steve’s sister, a famous writer, is another well-known person from his family. However, their first meeting was in 1985, after which they became very close. Mona mentioned that they talked at least every two days.

2. He Denied Paternity on his First Child


Before he married Laurene, Steve already had a child. With Chris-Anne Brennan, he has a daughter, Lisa. This coincided with his company’s rise to power, so Steve denied paternity. He changed his mind and decided to make up for it later on when he paid Lisa’s Harvard tuition.

1. The company, which he started in his garage, is sued, on average, once a day


Two Steves, Jobs and Wozniak, started Apple in a garage after Wozniak invented his Apple 1 computer. Very humble beginnings of a tech giant. This year, Apple became the first company in history worth $1 trillion dollars. But even before this milestone, Apple’s lawyers were extremely busy defending the company from various litigations as many are constantly trying to get something out of them.

The 25 Greatest Oscar Moments that We Will Never Forget (BONUS VIDEO)

Even if you are not that into the movies, you probably love to watch Oscars, where we can see awards given in 24 different categories in the film industry. We are accustomed to watching our favorite movie stars at its best, handing each other golden trophies for best performances. Everybody loves the fuss about Academy Awards: nominations, predictions, dress-code on the red carpet and at the end the winners. It the text below enjoy reading the 25 greatest Oscar moments ever.

25. The green screen (2006)


In a funny way, and in the green suit, Ben Stiller introduced himself at the 2006 Academy Awards with the words: “Tonight, I am presenting the award for excellence in visual effects. Or should I say, thanks to the miracle of green screen technology, my disembodies head is.” This was the presentation for the award for “Best Achievement in Visual Effects.”

24. The British are coming! (1981)


Chariots of Fire, a British historical drama won seven Academy Awards in 1981. That night, Colin Welland collected the Oscar for Best Original Screen prize and said: “The British are coming.” His prediction wasn’t far from the truth because Brits rule film industry nowadays.

23. I do all my own stunts (2006)


You probably remember beautiful brunette tripping over her dress in 2006. It was graceful Jennifer Garner, who calmly got up and said into the microphone: “I do all my own stunts.” It was a very brave and clever move due to the fact that millions of people watching you live from all around the world.

22. The Silence of the Lambs (1992)


Movie Silence of the Lambs is the ultimate winner at the Oscars because this film won 5 Academy Awards, and we know how difficult is for a scary movie to win something. Beside this brilliant release, only One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest and Happened One Night won this many awards.

21. Oscars televised (1953)


Until 1953 Oscars were reserved only for Hollywood Royalty, and were not so big deal for the audience like today. First telecast in 1953 changed this forever, and Oscars became watched worldwide with millions of viewers.

20. Jennifer Hudson (2007)


For Jennifer Hudson American Idol was the beginning of something bigger in her career, and only two years after this competition she won the Acadamy Award for her performance in Dreamgirls. Who would hope for that?

19. Muhammad Ali vs. Rocky Balboa (1976)


I must let down all the Rocky fans, but this boxer lost a mock fight in 1976 Academy Awards when Muhammad Ali snuck up behind him and spoil his presentation of the award.

18. The aisle is there for a reason (1998)


Even if you are not in Italian films, you may remember the Italian actor and director, Roberto Benigni, who won the Academy Award for Life is Beautiful. He came up to the stage leaping over chairs staggering the crowd in the hall. What was the meaning of that move, we still don’t know, and it has been 20 years since that.

17. The Sense of humor… fail (2005)


The host of the Oscars must be funny and prepared to make some jokes, but it is not always well understand and accept by the other actors in the hall. In 2005, when Chris Rock poked Jude Law about him appearing in every movie of the previous year, Sean Penn took the stage and started to defend Jude Law. Everybody in the hall laughed at Chris Rock’s joke and moved on, except Sean Penn, who is not in that kind of humor. Joke evidently fail.

16. Will and Steve (2006)


Will Ferrell and Steve Carell took the stage to present the award for Best Makeup in 2006, and the crowd in the hall was surprised and staggered with their performance because they wore full makeup.

15. Sorry, Frank, we meant Frank (1933)


Back in 1933 at the Academy Award ceremony, there were at least two Franks in the audience that night in the hall, but Frank Capra stand up first to collect Oscar for the movie Lady for a Day. Unfortunately, that was not the right Frank, and he did not get Oscar that year.

14. Billy Crystal wheeled onto the stage as Hannibal (1992)


After his stunt of Hannibal at the Oscar in 1992, Billy Crystal becomes one of the top Academy Awards hosts of all time. Billy Crystal wheeled onto the stage in the original Hannibal costume and stirred up the audience in the hall.

13. A moment bigger than Halle Berry (2002)


“This moment is so much bigger than me,” were the words of Halle Berry when she received the Oscar for Best Actress because she was the first black woman to receive this prestigious award. That was very emotional, she was crying while she was thanking everyone for this award.

12. Alfred Hitchcock honored (1967)


In 1967 Academy finally decided to honor movie master, Alfred Hitchcock, because he never won an Oscar in competition with other movie makers. It is hard to believe, but it is true. In his acceptance speech, he just said: “Thank you.”

11. Vanessa Redgrave gets booed (1978)


In 1978, Vanessa Redgrave won an Oscar for the Best Supporting Actress in Julia. At that time she was supporting Palestine, and in her acceptance speech she called the audience “Zionist hoodlums.” As soon she said that, applause for her receiving the award was replaced by a loud boo.

10. A quiet thank you (1976)


Louise Fletcher won the Best Actress Award in 1976 for the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo`s Nest. She did not have some memorable speech because she was so emotional, but when she thanked her parents in sign language since her parents are deaf, the crowd has gone crying.

9. Sidney Poitier makes history (1963)


In 1963 Sidney Poitier was the first black man to win an Oscar for the Best Actor for the movie Lilies of the Field. This was a huge step in the history of Academy Awards and a brilliant start of a career for Sidney. Also, his life and this award was an inspiration for many black people.

8. Sacheen Littlefeather (1973)


The Oscar stage has always been a platform for actors to push their political views because the whole world is watching. In 1973 Marlon Brando won the Oscar for the Best Actor in The Godfather, and he decided to send a little girl dressed in Native American clothing to take the golden trophy for him. He wants to show everyone how film industry treats Native Americans.

7. Spielberg wins (1994)


After many nominations for different movies, Steven Spielberg finally won an Oscar for the Schindler`s List in 1994.

6. Palance pushups (1992)


When Jack took the stage to accept the Oscar for the Best Supporting Actor in City Slickers, he ended up doing one-handed push-ups on the floor. This 73 years old man should get one more Oscar for this exercise.

5. Au revoir John Wayne


“Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar came onto the Hollywood scene in 1928 and so did I. We’re both a little weather beaten but we plan to stick around for a whole lot longer.” These were the words that John Wayne said at the Academy Awards when he was presenting the award for the Best Picture.

4. A serenade (2007)


Jack Black and Will Ferrell ridiculously serenaded the audience in 2007 with the song that was inspired by Oscar`s voters who are not very kind to comedians. These two fellows did not even get the nomination after 11 years.

3. The streaker (1974)


“The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping… and showing his shortcomings.” Those were the words of the host David Niven when Robert Opel took the Oscar stage completely naked.

2. Christopher Reeves (1996)


In case of Christopher Reeves winning the Oscar just seems so small. He has never won the trophy, but he gave such an inspirational speech in a wheelchair after his accident on the stage of Academy Awards, and the audience was blown away.

1. I’m still here (N/A)


And of course, the greatest moment of every Oscar is Jack Nicholson. He is in the hall every year sitting in the front row with his dark sunglasses, and it is so hard to imagine Academy Awards without him. He is the most memorable actor of our days.


10 Predictions in The Simpsons that Actually are Not Predictions

Not only that The Simpsons TV show was so popular among all generations, but there were many interesting facts that aren’t easy to explain. We still talk about the amazing predictions regarding Donald Trump. Even though we know him as the POTUS today, it was a real surprise when he was mentioned as the ex-President in one of the episodes. Furthermore, producers and screenwriters could not know that their parent company will be bought by Disney, and that happened.

However, we can say that those cases are just writers’ imagination that luckily came true, as many of the situations in this TV show have never happened. On the other hand, there are many things that writers did not imagine. They used their knowledge, insight and perhaps the ability to listen to all whisperers and rumors. In that way, they showed a few interesting things in their series that became a reality. Those are not predictions, but more announcements of innovations that we will be able to use in the future.

10. Donald Trump as a president


One of the most repeated stories was about Donald Trump’s candidature and him as a President of the US. People saw in this an amazing luck when writers’ used Trump as the rich man who became a president of US. However, Trump was elected in 2000, when this episode played, for the Republican party, while he talked about his plans to become a US president way before, in 1998.

Drake – Scorpion – His New Double Album Features Michael Jackson Vocal


At the end of 2017’s More Life, Drake mulled over the idea of staying mum in order to protect his creative process. “Maybe gettin’ back to regular life will humble me / I’ll be back in 2018 with the summary,” he calmly mused on “Do Not Disturb.” Now, music fans have once again found themselves amidst the summer Nor’easter of a Drake album rollout. After dropping No. 1 singles and genius music videos, sharing strategically cryptic social media posts, and strangely pulling off a pump fake in a rap beef, the Toronto rapper has released Scorpion, his fifth studio album and first double album.


With 25 tracks, Scorpion finds Drake playing both sides of the fence on each of the album’s faces. He pulls from his grizzled and gleaming Southern hip-hop influences as well as his lovable, light-skinned-Care-Bear-sensitive-soul proclivities (keep in mind, the man has portraits of Sade and Aaliyah tattooed on him). Production credits range from some of Drake’s most trusted beat smiths like Noah “40” Shebib to hip-hop legends like DJ Premier and No I.D.

Drake not only takes the opportunity to clear the air about his rumored son, a screw that Pusha-T twisted (“I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world / I was hiding the world from my kid”), but also to insinuate that his deal with Cash Money Records might finally be ending with Scorpion‘s release (“Soon as this album drop I’m out of the deal / In the house playing D’Angelo ‘How Does It Feel’ “).

Oh, and the record features a “guest verse” from Michael Jackson. Hey — with Drizzy being streaming’s record-breaking king and wanting to remain there, more is more.

Source: npr.org

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XXXTentacion Shot Dead – Rapper (20) Gunned Down


According to reports from Broadway County sheriff department, young rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Broadway County, Florida. Public information officer said that 20-year-old rapper Jahseh Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion was shot from an SUV and that this looked like a robbery.

XXXTentacion was in a motorsports store at around 4 p.m. when two men waited for him after he left the store and gunned him down. Keyla Concepcion, a police representative, said that the Boward County deputies are looking for suspects and are calling anyone who has additional info to help them in capturing two men.

At the moment there are no further details about the possible motives.

His career breakthrough came with a song “Look At Me” that went viral on both SoundCloud and social media in 2016. This helped him to appear in XXL magazine’s 2017 Freshman Class that featured some of the best new talents.

In March he launched his album “?” that was on many top lists and charts for many weeks. Also, a single “Sad!” managed to get to No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it was on the list for a total of 15 weeks.

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XXXTentacion wasn’t trouble-free. He was reported for domestic violence by his pregnant girlfriend and was scheduled to appear in court. He has been under house arrest, but according to Miami-Dade court files, it was lifted in March.

XXXTentacion Death Celebrity Reaction

Soon after the news of XXXTentacion death was delivered, many of his colleagues used social media to say goodbye to the young rapper.

Juicy J published two short tweets “Prayers up for @xxxtentacion” and “R.I.P. Xxxtentacion.”

Kanye West tweeted: “Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”

Big Sean published a tweet saying: “My heart dropped when I heard about @xxxtentacion, I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry. I didn’t know him personally but I respect how passionate he was about his music and message. Nobody deserves this kind of ending. gone too soon, damn! RIP”

Tyga, a rapper from California posted: “Really sad Rip xxx.. so sad to lose good artist”

Source: cnn.com

Vince Vaughn Arrested For DUI And Resisting Officers

According to the report from Manhattan Beach Police Department, actor Vince Vaughn was jailed under the suspicion of driving under the influence. This happened early on Sunday morning when the famous Hollywood star was stopped by the police at the DUI checkpoint.

According to authorities, he was pulled over somewhere between Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, outside of LA. The stop was done at about 12:30 a.m., and in the end, the actor was arrested and taken to jail. On top of DUI charge, the Dodgeball star will probably face charges for resisting, delaying and obstructing officers, as Sgt. Matt Sabosky stated.

Sabosky added that unidentified male passenger that was with Vaughn at the moment of the arrest would also be charged with public intoxication and obstructing officers. Details about the man that was also in the car weren’t offered immediately so we will get those at a later date.


Since resisting officers can mean a lot of things, we sought clarification, and Sgt. Tim Zins, Manhattan Beach Police Department spokesman clarified the situation. It was said that Vince Vaughn wasn’t “fighting with officers, but more of delaying the investigation.” He continued by adding “There was no officer use of force or anything like that.”

Both The Internship star and his passenger were taken to the Manhattan Beach Jail, and soon after that left on bail. There were no additional details about the bail on Sunday morning. We also need to add that there was no response from the representatives of Mr. Vaughn.

Currently, Vaughn is involved in several movie and TV projects as both actor and producer, hopefully, this will not affect production.



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The Pirate Bay Blocked By Telenor Sweden


After many demands from various music and film industry-related companies for The Pirate Bay to be blocked by Telenor, it seems that the Norwegian Internet Service Provider finally decided to do so. According to the ISP, they did this voluntarily and not because of the pressure.

The direct court order wasn’t given to the company, but Telenor decided to do this because of the Breddandsbolaget that was purchased by Telenor group in 2005. This is one of the largest ISP’s in Sweden, and they did receive an order to block the biggest torrent sites.

All the way back in 2014, Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music worked with Swedish Film Industry and Nordisk Film, the final result was a lawsuit against Bredbandsbolaget. It was said that the ISP did nothing to prevent and even assisted its users to access the torrent site. Bredbandsbolaget responded by saying that their “role is to provide its subscribers with access to the Internet, thereby contributing to the free flow of information and the ability for people to reach each other and communicate.”

The main argument of the ISP is that they are not responsible for the content that is exchanged over the internet. They added that it would be similar to the postal service and that they should also be responsible for anything that is sent in envelopes and similar.

Stockholm District Court ruled in November 2015 that Bredbandsbolaget can’t be forced to block The Pirate Bay and that they were not involved in wrongdoings of some of their subscribers. This went further, and in February 2017 this decision was overruled by Patent and Market Court of Appeal that ordered the ISP to block access to the pirate site.

With this ruling, Bredbandsbolaget was forced to restrict access to its users, but they also said that the fight is not over. Since the two companies did not merge until recently, Telenor didn’t have to block The Pirate Bay. With the final steps in merger done, they decided to impose the block also.

Here is what the company representatives stated: “We have not discontinued Bredbandsbolaget, but we have merged Telenor and Bredbandsbolaget and become one. When we share the same network, The Pirate Bay is blocked by both Telenor and Bredbandsbolaget and there is nothing we plan to change in the future.”

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