Nastia Liukin provided way on the irregular cafes

Why we really like the Olympic Games is why some can't take a position the stress of getting to them. Yet every four decades, they try, over and over again.

Dara Torres, a 45-year-old 12-time Olympic medalist, had created it look so possible for such a lengthy period in five Olympics: 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008. She had created three of those Olympic groups before flourishing 17-year-old celebrity Missy Franklin was blessed.

But Thursday evening at the U.S. Olympic diving tests in Omaha hold'em, she just skipped creating it six, completing 4th in the 50-meter freestyle in 24.82 a few moments, nine-hundredths from second position and a journey to London, uk.

We think everything's possible at any age nowadays. Females pregnancy in their overdue 40s or beginning 50s. A former chief executive, Henry H.W. Shrub, sky-diving to enjoy his 85th wedding. Tom Watson nearly successful the English Start last year at 59. Glass pitcher Jamie Moyer successful Significant Group Football games in his overdue 40s.

We should keep in mind that these achievements are not the standard — comebacks are quite unusual in activities.

On Weekend, in the same half-hour that Torres certified third quickest in the 50 freestyle at the tests, 22-year-old 2008 Olympic females stuff all-around silver medalist Nastia Liukin thudded to the rugs, experience first, when her arms provided way on the irregular cafes, her specialised.

That very same evening hours, 31-year-old swimmer Anthony Ervin came back after a 12-year lack to create the U.S. group in the gents 50 freestyle, while 18-year-old gymnast Rebecca Bross, competitive with a horrible scratch snaking along her right kneecap, created three faults on the cafes, such as one harmful drop, that likely finished her profession.

And yet there stood Torres, who nearly made her sixth Olympic team 28 years after she made her first.

Afterward, she said she would retire.

"I think tonight it will probably sink in a little more," she said Monday. "I was very emotional before my swim. I was putting my suit on with my trainer, Anne Tierney, and we started crying."

Even though she has hardly had it easy, undergoing intricate shoulder and knee surgeries after winning three silver medals at the Beijing Games, Torres is everything the "older" gymnasts could not be. Though they are less than half Torres' age, they found themselves betrayed by time and their bodies in a sport that often places elite athletes on the discard pile before they graduate from high school.

A 13-minute span Sunday night in San Jose was especially devastating to two of the sport's recent stars. Liukin, attempting a late comeback after enjoying the spoils of victory after Beijing, gamely continued with her routine after her jarring full-body slam when her hands couldn't hold on to the bar. She finished proudly, never shedding a tear. Later, she performed a strong balance beam routine and sent off members of the 2012 Olympic team — the team she did not make — with words of support and wisdom.

Gymnastics is part sport, part high-wire act, and Liukin was not the only gymnast who fell Sunday night. After Bross' third miscue, her coach, Valeri Liukin — Nastia's father — told her it was time to stop. Bross has a bushel-barrel of world championship medals but had never made an Olympic team, hampered by injuries in 2008 and again this time. Because gymnastics favors the tiniest, youngest, most nimble bodies, Bross is almost certain to never have another chance.
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BET Awards 2012

BET Awards 2012
With all the celebrity energy at the BET Awards  Kanye Western, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Mary j and Samuel L. Fitzgibbons, to name a few  the most mixing time came not from a celebrity, but from the mom of one.

Whitney Houston's mom Cissy offered the psychological emphasize of Sunday's wedding as she performed "Bridge Over Struggling Water" in honor to her overdue girl, making viewers associates like Mary j and Soulja Boy in rips.

Mariah Carey began out the honor, and her speech wavered as she informed experiences about Austin. She remembered the before she saw Austin last season, and how the two giggled and gossiped together.

"I forget my companion," Carey said. "I forget listening to her speech and fun."

R&B musician Monica was vocally top-notch as she conducted "I Really like The Master," a gospel tune once conducted by Houston; Brandy conducted two positive Austin strikes, "I Want to Dancing With Somebody" and "I'm Your Child Today." Chaka Khan blazed the level with "I'm Every Lady," which Austin replaced. H Austin, Whitney's sibling, also performed; and Houston's "Waiting to Exhale" throw partners  Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon and Loretta Devine  also recognized the musician.

But it was Cissy Houston's leaping efficiency that introduced the viewers to their legs, and had many dabbing their face. The honor came five several weeks after Houston's death: She passed away the evening before the Grammy Prizes of an random sinking complex by center problems and drugs use.

As powerful as that period was, the display was also described by its low points: Whole sections of activities, from Nicki Minaj to John Ross, were moderate out due to bad terminology and obscenities, though several vulgarities were observed on air.

It began during the starting variety by West's G.O.O.D. team, which involved Big He, Pusha T and 2 Chainz. There were lengthy minutes of censored quiet when the artists conducted "Mercy," though not all the problem terms were bleeped out. Moments later, Fitzgibbons, the show's coordinator, was registered by Raise Lee as they did a comedy edition of Jay-Z and West's hit tune "... In London," to fun.

"Two distinguished Morehouse men," Lee joked after the performance, referencing the alma mater of the two.

The censor police also worked overtime when Rick Ross performed with his Maybach Music Group and during Minaj's performance and acceptance speech for best female hip-hop artist. Minaj's win was her third consecutive time taking the prize.

"I really, really appreciate BET for keeping this category alive, and I appreciate all the female rappers doing their thing, past, present and future," she said, before uttering an obscenity.

Best gospel winner Yolanda Adams, who also performed, gently took some of her peers to task, urging them to act mature and use their fame wisely.

"We need all of y'all," she said onstage. "I'm saying the world needs everyone in this room. Please make sure that you use your gift responsibly, `cause we're watching. Our babies are watching, and they want to be like us."

Kanye West, the most nominated act of the night with seven, and Jay-Z won the ceremony's top prize, earning video of the year for "Otis." They also won best group.

Beyonce was the second most nominated act with six. She won video director of the year (along with Alan Ferguson) and best female R&B artist and thanked the genre and her female influences.
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Instagram shut down by storm

Blockbuster online, Instagram and Pinterest are using Tweets and Facebook or myspace to upgrade members after aggressive stormy weather across the southern U.S. triggered hosting server failures for hours.

Netflix and Pinterest renewed service by Sunday mid-day.

Instagram used its Facebook or myspace fan page to connect with clients of its photo-sharing assistance. It published a concept on Fun that held responsible the electric weather for the disruption and described that its technical engineers were working to recover assistance.

Still, many Instagram’s clients were searching for solutions. “Instagram” was the top key word on Search engines on Sunday, according to Search engines Styles.

Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram are clients of Amazon Inc.’s web solutions department. The product provides web solutions and data space for storage features that are regularly used for “cloud computing”.

Amazon speaker Kay Kinton informed The Associated Media in an email that the weather cut power to some of firm's functions. Service has been renewed for most clients, Kinton said.

Netflix, a video streaming service, said on Twitter that subscribers should reconnect if they still experienced problems.

The online scrapbook service Pinterest says employees are working to fix remaining issues that may affect performance.

The Friday evening storms knocked out power for millions of people.
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Magic Mike critics under their spell

Were it not for the use of brilliant film director Steven Soderbergh, it might be simple to create off the men prostitute film "Magic Mike" which functions Artist beefcakes Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey in various levels of undress as simple eye sweets. But many testers are discovering the film, which is advised by Tatum's own encounters as a tropical professional dancer, to be a sly enjoyment with some amazing activities, onstage and off.

But The Times' Kenneth Turan is not one of them. Despite a vibrant begin, Turan says, the film isn't as edgy as it assumes on to be and "soon drains under the bodyweight of an undernourished psychological element that's as old-fashioned moralistic as they come." The program (by Reid Carolin, Tatum's generating partner) is "clunky," and although Soderbergh provides "energy and flash" in the onstage moments, the film falters offstage: "Once the figures have to take off their thongs and come back to their actual life, the film goes nowhere that is either exciting, including or amazing." On the plus part, McConaughey is "amusing" as an greasy team proprietor and "Tatum shows appeal and style" in the name function.

The San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle, however, gives a talk evaluation. "If ['Magic Mike'] fails to deliver of success, it's not by much," LaSalle gushes, including, "it is remarkable and one of the best and most unique images to come along this year." Tatum is "red-hot" and should strengthen his popularity with his function, and the wit and naturalness of Carolin's film program (about a expert prostitute getting a novice under his wing) capable well with Soderbergh's pithy modifying and documentary-style capturing.

The New You are able to Times' Manohla Dargis calling the coupling of Soderbergh and Tatum "a bet, one that has produced the best in each." She contributes, "What could have been an awkward misfire suggested at by the film's inaccurate trailer is instead a easily distilled cooperation that account balances Mr. Tatum’s warm and appeal … with Mr. Soderbergh’s awesome, motion picture intellect and continuing preoccupations." Also suitable of reward is the "spectacular, amusingly sleazed out" McConaughey.

Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post declares the film "gratifyingly underplayed." Soderbergh takes the same "lighthearted, unfussy" tack he did for "Haywire" and the "Ocean's" movies, and Tatum delivers "a wonderfully playful, spontaneous performance." In other words, "'Magic Mike' makes it rain but never looks like it’s working hard for the money."

Salon's Andrew O'Hehir finds "Magic Mike" to be "a fascinating film, one of [Soderbergh's] best in recent years." There's much to like from the cast, including McConaughey's "scene-stealing, award-worthy performance," Cody Horn's "very good" turn as Tatum's love interest and Alex Pettyfer's "tremendous, vulnerable performance here as an innocent all too easily seduced by his new life." And, O'Hehir adds, it's not all "randy, escapist fun" — it's also a dark parable about the dangers of capitalism, much in the same vein as "Che," "Traffic" and "Contagion."

If that all sounds a bit heavy, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times sums up "Magic Mike" as "a crafty mixture of comedy, romance, melodrama and some remarkably well-staged strip routines involving hunky, good-looking guys."

And really, what more could you ask for?
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Tom Cruise marriage heads to oblivion

Satisfied wedding, Tom Cruise. He changes 50 on Wednesday but instead of enjoying, he's shooting his newest film, Oblivion, as his third wedding, to celebrity Anne Holmes, is advancing immediately for oblivion. And she wants to take their girl Suri with her.

The worldwide press photographers, constant in their initiatives to click him, Holmes or Suri, 6, now are in super speed. The newest put taken of Vacation since Holmes registered for divorce in New You are able to on Friday reveals him in the traveler chair of a chopper, dressed in aviator eyewear and a empty concept, as the chopper requires off from Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Everyday Email released the taken on Sunday, along with another unclear pap click of Vacation shooting a landscape in his spacesuit outfit, which looks like something from TV's historical Missing in Area. Vacation has been in Iceland in latest several weeks shooting the sci-fi experience, co-starring Morgan Freeman. He performs a court-martialed enthusiast sent to a remote control world to eliminate the continues to be of an unfamiliar competition. Iceland appears in for the unfamiliar world.

Yet on May 18, People reviews, the several were identified walking together in Reykjavik when she frequented the set with Suri for Dad's Day few days. Us Every week says they seemed the image of a contented family dinner at a sushi eating place in the Iceland investment.

Earlier this 30 days, during shooting on Oblivion in New You are able to, they were identified positioning arms. He was gushy about her only days ago in an appointment with the journal to market his new film now in cinemas, Stone of Age groups, but correspondents observed she wasn't on the promotion trip nor at the leading.

And the Everyday Email statements, with little proof, that a "last straw" for Holmes was Cruise's Stone promotion taken for the protect of W in which he presented barechested with two half-dressed blondes clinging off him. Apparently she was humiliated and "speechless" with outrage over the image.

The news sites and weblogs have gone crazy over the Cruise/Holmes divided, stating the regular unknown resources. Us Every week reviews Holmes privately rental a new New york house to shift into with Suri once the divorce was registered. TMZ, however, says it has records displaying Vacation deeded their NYC house to Holmes last year for tax requirements, and now she is using it to confirm residence in a condition that might be more start to allowing her only lawful legal care of Suri.

And wacky Perez Hilton points out that Holmes is 33 and Cruise's previous two wives, actresses Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers also were 33 when they split up with Cruise. Coincidence? He even claims that 33 represents the spread of positive energy in numerology, which is what Cruise's church, Scientology, preaches. Or something like that.
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