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JB Smoove, comic and torturer

New York (TheWrap.com) – JB Smoove, whose standup special “That’s How I Dooz It” debuts this weekend on Comedy Central, says comedians are like torturers. “We always have bad intentions for our audience,” says the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star. “We want you to laugh, but we also want you to piss in your pants, we want you to shit on ...

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Barcelona FC, Real Madrid spurned by Brazilian star Neymar – Canada.com (blog)

Barcelona FC, Real Madrid spurned by Brazilian star NeymarCanada.com (blog)He has a chance to play on the biggest stages in the world but he's staying in South America, where the domestic interest in football is huge but a club like Santos doesn't have nearly the global brand of a Chelsea or a Real Madrid. … and more »

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5 places in the West that evoke Brazil – San Francisco Chronicle

5 places in the West that evoke BrazilSan Francisco ChronicleWith the soccer World Cup and the Summer Olympics on Brazil's horizon – and Carnaval right around the corner – the global profile of South America's largest country is on the rise. Sadly, most of our pop culture knowledge of Brazil is limited to the …

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Lady Gaga in duet with … Harvard?

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Pop culture and higher education are once again merging — and hopefully this time it will go better than Snooki’s ill-conceived visit to Rutgers. Lady Gaga is teaming up with Harvard University to form the Born This Way Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization. Its purpose: to “explore the best ways to reach youth and create a ...

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Pakistan rises – Indian Express

Telegraph.co.uk Pakistan risesIndian ExpressIn 2011, Pakistan have beaten New Zealand in New Zealand, drawn 1-1 with the West Indies in the West Indies, and trumped Sri Lanka. Misbah's men came into 2012 behind only England on performance, having won 6 and lost 1 of their 10 Tests the previous …Does the Saeed Ajmal desert storm mark a return to the ...

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Sarah Burke, Olympic hopeful freestyle skier, dies from injury trauma

Canadian freestyle skiing star, Sarah Burke died on Thursday, due to trauma sustained during a halfpipe training run on January 10 in Park City, UT. With family and friends bedside, she was pronounced dead by medical staff at the University of Utah hospital. On the 22’ high halfpipe last week, Burke severely injured herself while practicing a relatively simple 540 ...

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Darren Sammy opts out of Bangladesh Premier League – ESPNcricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo.com Darren Sammy opts out of Bangladesh Premier LeagueESPNcricinfo.com"While I enjoyed playing cricket in front the enthusiastic and passionate Bangladeshi fans, the BPL's schedule clashes with that of the West Indies Cricket Board's Regional 4-Day Tournament. Participating in the BPL would mean missing the first four …Sammy turns down BPLT20SuperSport.comSammy turns down Bangladesh T20 league to play in Carribean competitionWinnipeg ...

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Crew return to heroes’ welcome

Manila: Filipino crewmembers of the stricken ship MV Costa Concordia arrived home to heroes’ welcome a week after their ordeal off the coast of Grosetto, Tuscany, Italy. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in a statement greeted the 129 Filipino crew of the Italian cruise ship who had started arriving in Manila in several batches since Thursday. The MV Costa ...

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Latin America, Caribbean countries call for greater trade engagement with India – Orissadiary.com

Latin America, Caribbean countries call for greater trade engagement with IndiaOrissadiary.com“This will lead to conducive business environment and greater South–South cooperation in trade and investments,” he said. Nearly 40 countries in the LatAm region offer vast land and water resources, stable political governments and huge markets. …

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General Motors reclaims world’s top vehicle-maker slot

General Motors (GM) has regained its slot as the world’s biggest vehicle maker in a dramatic turnaround for a firm that was facing bankruptcy just two years ago. GM said it sales rose 7.6%…

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