Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Yorkers say 'I Love Holiday Time in the City'

My friend Manuel, a top music producer in New York

29 Nov 2007 17:00 Africa/Lagos

New Yorkers say 'I Love Holiday Time in the City'

Even with the added crowds and traffic, four in five New Yorkers say they love New York City during the holidays; Two in three think their town is the place to visit and add there is nothing better than their city from Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day

Times Square

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ --

With the air of the holidays fresh upon their city's streets, nine in ten New Yorkers say they shrug off the added crowds and traffic as part of the traditions that make New York City more memorable during the holidays. In fact, a survey conducted by Braun Research for Bank of America reveals that New Yorkers actually find the tourist's holiday spirit quite contagious.

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-- Four in five New Yorkers say they "love holiday time" in New York City;
-- Two-thirds think New York City's "the place to visit" during the
-- And while 70 percent say visiting the city during the holidays can be
stressful, near overwhelming, two in three say "there is nothing better

than New York City" from Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day.

"The New York Holiday Survey tells us that New Yorkers are just as apt to revel in their city and even relish donning the tourist's hat during the holidays," said Jeff Barker, Consumer Executive of the Metro New York Division of Bank of America. "Two in three come in for typical sightseeing activities such as shopping and events. More than half visit at least a few times. And, one in five says they visit at least once a week. In the city that has it all, it seems even New Yorkers can't get enough."

What more do BankAmericard(R) New York Holiday Survey respondents look for from their city during the holidays?

A place to relax: Four in five seek out places to put up their feet
up, relax and recharge

Restrooms! Another four in five hope for clean restrooms
without the crowds

Kids too, please: Half look for kid friendly pit-stop destinations

Wine and Dine: Half also intend to come in and dine out

Then Tour: 46 percent intend to see Rockefeller Center's tree
42 percent to tour the retail stores' holiday

Shop till You Drop: 39 percent plan to shop Midtown, 31 percent

Toss the plans: 71 percent say part of the fun is keeping the visit
spontaneous, un-planned and last minute

Pamper me: 70 percent desire a concierge that reserves them hot

tickets and even hotter-dinner reservations

'Tis Better to Give: Nine in ten say give a gift that makes someone's
wish come true

Bank of America commissioned the BankAmericard(R) New York Holiday Survey in connection with the BankAmericard(R) Gift on Fifth. Open through Sunday, December 2 at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the BankAmericard Gift on Fifth provides a public-access shoppers lounge that caters to every New York holiday visitor need with free giveaways (e.g., hot cocoa and coffee, reusable tote bags), amenities (e.g., public rest rooms, family-styled seating, play area for children) and even complimentary services (e.g., gift wrapping, tourist concierge, massage therapy). As homage to the famed New York department store annual tradition, The BankAmericard Gift on Fifth also features four special holiday window displays to entertain and delight passersby.

About the BankAmericard(R) New York Holiday Survey

Conducted by Braun Research via telephone from November 9 - 13, the BankAmericard(R) New York Holiday Survey captured responses of 500 New Yorkers concerning their favorite activities in and feelings about New York City during the holidays (from Thanksgiving Day through New Year's Day). "New Yorkers" were defined as individuals who reside in the New York metro area (i.e., Manhattan, the Outer Boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, other New York counties, New Jersey and Connecticut). More than 40 percent of respondents live in one of the five boroughs, nearly one-third in New Jersey, nearly one- quarter in a New York county, and less than five percent in Connecticut. 25 percent of respondents work in Manhattan. The margin of error is +/- 4 percent.

About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving 57 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,700 retail banking offices, more than 17,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 22 million active users. Bank of America is the No. 1 overall Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in the United States and the No. 1 SBA lender to minority-owned small businesses. The company serves clients in 175 countries and has relationships with 98 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE:BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Source: Bank of America

CONTACT: Tara Burke, Bank of America, +1-203-292-6590,

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sorry Oprah, Obama is Not the Man

The leadership of America is more than a TV Talk Show and we are not going to be swayed by any pep talk based on myopic racial sentiments. American voters are not dummies, because they are more intelligent than Oprah Winfrey thinks.

Sorry Oprah, Obama is Not the Man

Why are you swaying your hips behind Senator Barack Obama?
Is because he is black or what?

Oprah can sway millions of her TV viewers to watch her TV Show, because it is entertainment, but Oprah cannot sway millions of American voters to vote for an African-American man who thinks a woman cannot lead America?

Lest we forget, Oprah Winfrey once misled millions of her fans into buying and reading a fake book!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The $25,000 Desert in New York goes straight into the Guinness Book of Records.

Penny Tweedie reports.

World's most expensive dessert unveiled in New York goes straight into the Guinness Book of Records.

The $25,000 "Frrrozen Haute Chocolate" has officially become the most expensive dessert on the planet.

The indulgent delicacy is being offered at Serendipity 3 Restaurant in New York City's Upper East Side.

The dessert is made with a blend of 28 rare and exotic cocoas from around the world, whipped cream, black truffle shavings, and 23 karat edible gold.

19-year-old Kristina Dimitrova from Bulgaria Wins The Best Bottom in The World Pageant

Oct. 31 - Two winners are awarded the hotly-contested title of the "world's most beautiful bottom".

19-year-old Kristina Dimitrova from Bulgaria and Andrei Andrei aged 24 from Romania won the women's and men's categories in the world's best bum contest, organised by the underwear maker Sloggi.

43 candidates from 28 countries battled it out at the final in Munich to convince the jury of the quality of their behind.

Joanna Partridge reports for Reuters

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Oprah Laments Over Scandal in Her School in South Africa

'TARGET: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton'

Kathleen Willey's New White House Shocker

'TARGET: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton'

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Kathleen Willey, a former White House Aide who says Bill Clinton groped her in the Oval Office, is available for interviews. Her new book: "Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton," published by World Ahead, was released TODAY, Nov 6.


Willey's book contains explosive revelations that could damage Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, including accusations of campaign finance violations and new revelations about harassment and threats by the Clintons and their associates. Willey also identifies the person who threatened her just prior to her testimony against President Clinton -- a man who turned out to be linked to the Clintons.

Last September, Willey was the target of an unusual house burglary that nabbed a manuscript for her book, while little else was taken from her rural Virginia home.

The break-in, she said, reminded her of the widely reported incident 10 years ago in which she was threatened near the same Richmond-area home by a stranger just two days before she was to testify against President Clinton in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case. Willey believes the recent break-in and theft were prompted by the teasers of her book's contents published that week in U.S. News and World Report's "Washington Whispers" column and the New York Daily News.

Willey says she wrote the book because of persistent misunderstanding about what happened 10 years ago.

"There is so much misinformation out there..." she said. "I now have the opportunity to set the record straight."

Willey points out that her story was deemed credible by the FBI, Independent Counsel Ken Starr and CBS "60 Minutes" producers who allowed her to recount it in front of 29 million viewers.

Contact: Maria Sliwa, M. Sliwa Public Relations, 973-272-2861, 212-202-4453,

PRN Photo Desk,
Source: Freedom Now Communications

CONTACT: Maria Sliwa, M. Sliwa Public Relations, +1-973-272-2861,
+1-212-202-4453,, for Freedom Now Communications

Another shameless and desperate American woman, by the name of Kathleen Willey, a former White House Aide who says Bill Clinton groped her has released her book meant to slander the Clintons at this crucial period of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's Presidential Campaign. But as Monica Lewinsky failed woefully, this Kathleen Willey will also fail woefully.

WOW! Bill Clinton groped me whilst he was the President of the United States of America!
What a great revelation!
Write a book about it.
These lunatic fringe elements can always tell and sell their garbage and there are millions of gullible people who eat such garbage, but that does not mean their garbage is not rubbish.
As we say in the literary world, perish the rubbish.

Two thumbs down!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Booty Beauty Contest

"Most beautiful bottom in the world"

Contestants compete during the final of the "most beautiful bottom in the world" competition in Munich Oct. 31, 2007. 42 finalists from 26 different countries and regions took part in the competition to win a modelling contract and 10,000 euros prize money.

Photo source: China Daily

I wonder why Nigerian women with the most beautiful buttocks were not represented?

Even Bootylicious Beyoncé Knowles was missing in action in Munich.

Watch News Video of Hollywood Writers Strike and Oprah Winfrey's Heartache Over the Scandal Rocking Her School in South Africa

Studios are threatrened by the on-going strike of the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

The writers took to the streets of Los Angeles and New York on Monday, and the strike will affect the movie studios and TV networks.

Watch the news video at the Entertainment News section below.

Oprah Winfrey has been shaken by the scandal rocking her leadership academy in South Africa and you can watch her lamenting in the news video below.

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Florida Federal Court Closes Lawsuit Brought by Women Against Girls Gone Wild

Florida Federal Court Closes Lawsuit Brought by Women Against Girls Gone Wild

Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis Prevails Against Another Frivolous Lawsuit by Women Filmed At A Spring Break Party

PENSACOLA, Fla., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ --

Following the withdrawal in a Florida federal court two weeks ago of a case filed by two women against Girls Gone Wild and Joe Francis, another federal district court in Florida issued a closure in two other lawsuits brought by Heather Marie Kotis, Rachel Christine Mill, Julie Tilton, Nicole Breitfeller and Tabitha Gautreaux against Mantra Films and ordered that the cases be closed.

The women alleged that Mantra Films, which produces the wildly popular "Girls Gone Wild" videos, filmed the women during a daytime spring break wet T-shirt contest at a Florida hotel pool in 2001, and then distributed images of the women on a "Girls Gone Wild" (GGW) videotape. The women never identified a single GGW video containing their images.

Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis says that Girls Gone Wild never filmed these girls or included their images in any video! "This is yet another example of people trying to make money by bringing false and frivolous charges against Girls Gone Wild and me," Francis says.

The case stems from an event held at a Daytona Beach hotel in 2001 that featured a wet T-shirt contest. The contest was held in the middle of the day in front of thousands of spectators, many of whom captured the contest on their cameras and videocameras. Images from the event taken by others make it apparent that contest participants knew they were being videotaped by numerous spectators. Nevertheless, the women filed suit against the hotel, a corporate sponsor, the promoter of the event, a video company that filmed the event and Mantra Films, asking for millions in damages.

In a companion case, summary judgment was granted in favor of several other corporate defendants including Playboy magazine, who the plaintiffs sought to find liable for publishing and distributing images of the event. Because the federal court found in favor of the defendants, the women agreed to stay their lawsuit against Mantra Films and the federal court ordered that the cases against Mantra Films be closed.

"It's apparent that a certain segment of our society has adopted a get rich quick scheme through frivolous litigation," say Francis's attorney, David R. Houston. "We are pleased the court in this matter refused to issue the plaintiffs a golden ticket based upon plaintiff's actions and misrepresentations."

Corporate Overview

Mantra Films, Inc. develops and distributes lifestyle entertainment to audiences worldwide through home video, television, live event, wireless, Internet, SVOD, and Pay Per View distribution channels. The company is a leader in the direct response marketing and membership segments and owns and operates its own production facilities and call center. Best known for the Girls Gone Wild (GGW) lifestyle brand, which has become an American pop culture phenomenon.

Joe Francis

Joe Francis (born April 1, 1973), is best known as the founder and CEO of the Girls Gone Wild (GGW) lifestyle brand, which has become an American pop culture phenomenon. Francis graduated from the University of Southern California in 1995 with a degree in business, and founded Mantra Films, his global entertainment company, at age 24.

CONTACT: Kevin A. Mercuri 212-999-5585

Source: Mantra Films, Inc.

CONTACT: Kevin A. Mercuri, +1-212-999-5585,, for Mantra
Films, Inc.