that the multimillion-dollar contract makes the deal the richest in
reality TV history, and that family members Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe, as
well as parents Kris and Bruce Jenner, will earn equal pay, and they'll
receive most of the money.
Lesser stars Kendall, Kylie, and Rob
will be paid equally but less than the others. Scott Disick and son
Mason, as well as Khloe's husband, Lamar Odom, will pocket separate
The contract applies only to shows that currently exist,
but the deal also secures first-look rights to all the family's
nonscripted show ideas. No word on whether Kanye West will join Kimmy on
her show next season or if they will cut their own deal for a spin-off.
Kardashian family has turned into a franchise of spin-offs: Five of the
most watched shows in the history of the network are Kardashian
The Season 6 finale was a hit, attracting 3.3 million viewers. It boasted similar audience numbers throughout the season,
making it the cable network’s most popular series, with the Kardashians
themselves the source of fascination and fury from fans and detractors
The family has banked on its brand, most obviously with Kim Kardashian's wedding, which number crunchers
have estimated to have given the family a windfall of some $18 million,
including People magazine’s $2.5 million for exclusive rights to
photos, a reported $15 million from E! for a four-hour televised
special, and $100,000 from OK Magazine for exclusive rights to coverage
of the bridal shower.
that the marriage lasted just 72 days, critics charged that the wedding
wasn't reality but a ruse. That, however, didn't seem to hurt
negotiations to keep the show on the small screen.
Twitter was abuzz
with the news. IownJD called it "absolutely ridiculous." MishaaaDoll
noted "can't knock their hustle though." Kirstie Alley (yes, that
Kirstie Alley) tweeted, "The Kardashians just inked the richest deal in
reality tv history $40,000,000 ... Kirstie Kardashian...lost sister?"
The Kardashian fam has certainly cashed in on its notoriety. From a range of product endorsements to Kim's mayoral ambitions to, according to the Daily Mail, perhaps the launch of a show
in London (watch out, Kate Middleton). There's sure to be lots of
Kardashian news in our future -- let's just hope it's worth $40 million.
Ughhhh! If your PC has ever been infected - or worse, if it's
infected right now - you're probably groaning. Yes it's a pain, but the
good news is: you can remove viruses yourself, for free.
STEP 1: Back Up Documents, Photos and Videos.
Save your important data to an external drive. Be sure to scan this
drive and its contents after you remove the virus; you don't want to
re-infect your computer after the clean-up.
STEP 2: Reboot in Safe Mode
You have to prevent the virus from running when you try to remove it. To
do this, reboot in safe mode. Safe mode runs only the Windows
operating system and a few key programs. It's a way to limit any malware
from launching. Restart your computer and hit the F8 key on the
keyboard repeatedly until you get to a black screen with the option of
restarting in Safe Mode. Choose "Safe Mode with Networking" so that you
can still get on the Internet.
STEP 3: Download Virus Scanner/Removal Tools
I recommend downloading two to three different programs to find and
remove the malware. One may do the job, but three will almost certainly
do the job. These three have worked for me and come highly recommended
by PC Magazine and CNET: Malwarebytes SuperAntispyware PC Tools
STEP 4: Run Virus Scanners
Download, double-click to install, accept all the defaults they
recommend, and then run each. This will take a while. When the programs
locate a virus or any suspicious items, allow the programs to delete the
STEP 5: Reboot Normally
Reboot your computer normally; no need for safe mode. You should be back
to normal now.
If you have files backed up on an external drive, plug
it in and use the security programs you downloaded to scan that drive
before you open or transfer any files. If the virus is gone, go to step
**IF YOU STILL HAVE THE VIRUS**
Many people will recommend you reinstall Windows or try system restore
or download a registry cleaner. I say that at this point, most people
should take the computer to a local PC repair shop. Where I live, it
costs about $120 to get the virus removed and a clean version of Windows
installed. It is a personal decision how you proceed from here, but take into account the value of your time.
STEP 6: Add Security
How did you get that virus in the first place? Even if you don't know,
it's clear you need more protection. PC Tools is a real-time virus
scanner that you can use as your ongoing protection, or install
something like Avast or AVG. All three are very good, free, anti-virus programs. Also Microsoft's Security Essentials comes well recommended.
You should also go to the Control Panel of your computer, and in the
security section click Windows Update. Make sure that it's set up to
regularly update. And if you think someone else accidentally installed
malware on your computer, it's a good idea to give other members of the
family their own sign-on accounts that don't have admin privileges. This
way, if the kids try to download software that could harbor viruses,
they won't be allowed to.
And yes, this means you should keep your admin
password private. (Also, if they've installed any file-sharing
programs, now would be a good time to remove them. P-2-P music and movie
sites do expose you to a lot of junk.
STEP 7- Damage Control
Viruses are a gateway to identity theft and spam. So after you disinfect your computer it's a good idea to check your credit (annualcreditreport.com is the credit report site that the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
forced the credit unions to create for consumers to access yearly free
reports). You should also change all your passwords, especially your
email password and any passwords for your financial institutions. Here's
my method for creating
In today's society, black dating has changed tremendously since
the last decade. Back in the days you would meet someone, exchange
numbers and talk on the phone while possible setting up a date.
Nowadays, black online dating is very popular and on the rise. Now
conversations are taking place in chat rooms online. Text messages and
emails are replacing talking on the phone. You can now find that black
beauty any where in the world with the touch of a button.You Can Meet Black Men. Dating online
is also safer and you could save money without going on dates.
dating online gives you the opportunity to get into contact with people
you never had access to such as business owners and executives. It
makes things much easier when you can find your perfect match at the
comfort of your home. Black men can now approach the women of their
dreams without the fear of rejection. There are millions of black
singles online to choose from. Black singles are dating online in record
numbers for safety and to save time. Going out to clubs and bars can
get expensive so online dating is very convenient.
Single black men and
women come together in an online atmosphere and build lasting
relationships. An online dating site is a place to start your search for
your perfect partner.
Black dating sites are to help the
interested people to slim down their search. People have different
preferences and online dating lets you choose that specific black man or
women you desire. White women have this perception that black men are
chivalrous and excellent sex masters. On the other hand, black women are
submissive to men. White men above 60 years old are now embracing
relationships with young black girls and older white women are in
relationships with young black men. The African American dating is
popular because of romance for money kind of relationship. Since the
aged Whites are wealthy, the blacks exchange romance for money.
you are going to start dating online, you should look for dating sites
with good reviews. Some very popular sites are black people meet,
singlesnet, blackscene, and blacksingles.com.
Reality star Kim Kardashian was flour bombed on the red carpet in West Hollywood on Thursday night.
before 8 PM, after finishing posing for the photographers at an event
for her new fragrance, True Reflection, at the London Hotel off of
Sunset Blvd., Kim was speaking to the house crew on the red carpet when a
young woman strolled up to the reality star and dumped a bag of what
appeared to be flour on Kim's head.
came from Kim's left, with a Zip-Lock baggie," an Access Hollywood
staffer on the scene said, noting the bag had about three fists full of
white powder, believed to be flour. "The girl just kind of showed up on
the red carpet."
According to the Access staffer, who witnessed the event, no one stopped the woman, as she approached Kim.
"She was very bubbly, very high-spirited and she actually
joked about it," the Access staffer recounted. "She said she wasn't too
upset because the woman didn't get any on her face. She made a joke
about having told her makeup artist she needed more powder."
was not immediately clear why the young woman chose to dump the
substance on Kim's head, however, late last year, someone flour bombed
Kim's pal, Jonathan Cheban.
According to reports at the time, the assailant said they did it for Kris Humphries, Kim's ex, during the incident.
To see what happened at the event and Kim's interview, tune into Access Hollywood on Friday night.
Too many of us—myself included—are guilty of making insensitive jokes
about the demise of Whitney Houston, her frail frame, loss of one of
pop's purest voices, and battle with drugs.
But none of us are laughing now.
On Saturday, Houston's publicist confirmed to the Associated Press
that the award-winning "I Will Always Love You" singer died. She was 48.
The timing of her death, the eve of the Grammys, the biggest music
event of the year, makes the horrible news even more tragic. According
to CNN, Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. PT at the Beverly
The Beverly Hilton is the venue for the music industry's most
prestigious pre-Grammy party hosted by veteran executive Clive Davis,
who discovered Houston.
In an industry flooded with novelty artists, who disappear after
scoring one hit, Houston's longevity was unquestioned when she released
her debut single, the ballad "You Give Good Love" in February 1985. The
song's soothing opening ad-libs displayed her soulful roots while also
celebrating her pop sensibilities.
Houston's sound was distinct, and clearly separated her from the
funk-laden stylings of the era's other female R&B singers. Plus, she
was a model who appeared in "Glamour" and "Cosmopolitan" magazines.
Houston's sound made sense when considering her pedigree. She was the
perfect melding of the styles of her mother, gospel singer Cissy
Houston; cousin, 1960s pop singer Dionne Warwick; and godmother, queen
of soul Aretha Franklin.
Houston's self-titled debut album topped the charts and was certified
diamond. Her career was impenetrable throughout the release of several
follow up albums, 1987's "Whitney," 1990's "I'm Your Baby Tonight," and
1992's "The Bodyguard" soundtrack.
Houston's fans were concerned when she married R&B bad boy Bobby Brown in 1992, but they professed their happiness.
By the late 1990s, Houston's drug problems began to become tabloid
fodder. In a 2002 interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Houston admitted to
her struggles, but maintained that she was doing fine.
The public received its first real glimpse of Houston
behind-the-scenes in 2004 when she appeared on Brown's reality series
"Being Bobby Brown." The bad publicity move depicted Houston as profane,
combative, and delusional, seemingly supporting the behavior of someone
Among the saddest indications of Houston's fall was her 2009 comeback
album, "I Look To You." While the album received positive reviews, her
live performances signaled that the damage to her voice was beyond
Concertgoers stormed out of her 2010 "Nothing But Love World Tour"
angry, complaining that Houston was not fit to sing live, and they
demanded that their ticket costs be refunded.
On stage, Houston made light of her vocal struggles, and even seemed to be confident when doing so.
But the public scrutiny intensified, and was followed by additional stints in rehab.
While the cause of death has not yet been revealed, one can only wonder whether it was drug-related.
Anyone who remembers Houston's early work and the impact it had on music can only be saddened by her death.
I extended condolences to her family and friends, especially her daughter, Bobbi Kristina.