Emergency Response Teams Pulled from Iraq, to be Deployed in the US

via Army Times

The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas. Continue reading

Myspace Music Relaunches

via LA Times

MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe came to a worrisome conclusion last year. The online community, which began as a place where musicians connected with fans, had stopped innovating.

Proof of how its musical star had faded became clear during a conversation with Interscope Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine, who was the producer behind Stevie Nicks and Bruce Springsteen and with whom DeWolfe had previously struck a deal to distribute CDs on a MySpace Records label.

Iovine didn’t mince words. When it came to music, “you guys are basically in our rear-view mirror; we’re going in different directions,” DeWolfe recalled Iovine saying. A representative for the producer confirmed the account. Continue reading

Busta Denied Entry Into Britain

via Breitbart

LONDON (AP) – The promoter of a Busta Rhymes charity concert in Britain says that the rapper was refused entry into the country.

Stephen Greene of RockCorps said Thursday that Rhymes was detained at London City Airport by immigration officers, who said their refusal was based on unresolved legal issues in the United States.

The promoter said Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr., had been allowed into Britain twice before this year. He was due to appear at a concert at London’s mammoth Albert Hall on Friday.

McGangsta: Ed McMahon to rap in viral videos

via Breitbart

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper.

The 85-year-old former “Tonight Show” sidekick will star in two viral rap videos for FreeCreditReport.com, a financial Web site owned by credit bureau Experian. The videos feature McMahon wearing a tracksuit, being chauffeured around Los Angeles in a Cadillac Escalade golf cart and waxing lyrical about his very public financial troubles.

“I knew I could sing the blues, but I didn’t know I could rap,” McMahon said Wednesday.

The videos will appear online in October. Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Smoke-a-thon Approved by City Council


via Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ – Medical marijuana patients will once again be allowed to smoke dope in San Lorenzo Park this Saturday, after city leaders temporarily lifted a smoking ban to allow for a festival celebrating the medicinal herb.

The decision came after testimony from more than 20 patients who reasoned and pleaded with the Santa Cruz City Council to allow them to inhale their medication while partaking in Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana’s annual WAMMfest. Some accused council members of growing old and more conservative, while others said Santa Cruz was losing both its compassion and its weirdness.

“Do not Carmel-ize Santa Cruz,” said Valerie Corral, co-founder of WAMM.

The catch, however, is that the ban was not lifted for the entire park. Instead, those with a medical marijuana identification card only will be allowed to smoke inside a tent designated for that purpose. Continue reading

US Military Plans the Future as ‘Perpetual Warfare’

via War Is Crime

The US military sees the next 30 to 40 years as involving a state of continuous war against ideologically-motivated terrorists and competing with Russia and China for natural resources and markets, writes Tom Clonan.

AS GENERAL Ray Odierno takes command of US forces in Baghdad from troop surge architect Gen David Petraeus, America has begun planning in earnest for its phased withdrawal.

The extra brigade combat teams — or battlegroups — deployed to Iraq by Petraeus have already withdrawn and a further 8,000 troops have been diverted to Afghanistan.

In January, the next president of the United States will conclude America’s timetable for withdrawal in final negotiations with the Iraqi government.

Further evidence of America’s future military intentions is contained in recently published strategy documents issued by the US military. Continue reading

Doctors Told to Curb Use of Ritalin in Hyperactive Children

via Times Online

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be treated with drugs such as Ritalin only in severe cases and never when they are younger than 5, under official health guidelines issued today.

Widespread concerns that medication is used too freely to calm hyperactive children have been recognised by two clinical practice watchdogs, which are now advising doctors not to prescribe drugs whenever possible.

Most children with ADHD should instead be offered psychological therapy to improve their behaviour, backed up by training to support their parents and teachers, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) recommend. Continue reading

Catholics Will No Longer Address God as ‘Yahweh’

via RI Catholic

WASHINGTON – In the not-too-distant future, songs such as “You Are Near,” “I Will Bless Yahweh” and “Rise, O Yahweh” will no longer be part of the Catholic worship experience in the United States.

At the very least, the songs will be edited to remove the word “Yahweh” – a name of God that the Vatican has ruled must not “be used or pronounced” in songs and prayers during Catholic Masses.

Father Ronald E. Brassard, the pastor of Immaculate Conception parish in Cranston, said the new directive is “a good thing. This directive is the Church showing great sensitivity to… our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

The Tetragrammaton is YHWH, the four consonants of the ancient Hebrew name for God. Continue reading

Large Hadron Collider Must Hibernate After Wrong Sort of Big Bang

via Times Online

Two weeks ago the world’s physicists were all smiles. The most powerful atom smasher to be built had been switched on to global acclaim and scientists were ready to begin experiments that could unlock many of the enduring mysteries of the Universe.

They are going to have to wait a little longer. On Friday the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) created the wrong sort of big bang — a fault so serious that CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, announced last night that the particle accelerator would have to be shut down until next spring for repairs. Continue reading

Deranged Man Attacks Preist after Watching Da Vinci Code

via Times Online

A Rome priest is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the neck and stomach by a deranged man who had just watched the film The Da Vinci Code on television.

Eyewitnesses said that Marco Luzi, 25, asked to see Father Canio Canistri, 68, parish priest at the church of Santa Marcella in the San Saba district on the Aventine Hill, and then attacked him with a knife hidden in a cloth. An elderly parishioner who came to the priest’s aid is also in serious condition.

A Peruvian childminder and a policeman were also injured as the assailant fled through a nearby park. Police said Mr Luzi, a former medical student with a history of psychiatric problems, had admitted watching the film version of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code on television the night before the frenzied assault. Continue reading

Obama Effigy Found Hanging from Ore. Campus Tree

via AP

NEWBERG, Ore. (AP) — Officials of a small Christian university say a life-size cardboard reproduction of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was hung from a tree on the campus, an act with racial undertones that outraged students and school leaders alike.

George Fox University President Robin Baker said a custodian discovered the effigy early Tuesday and removed it. University spokesman Rob Felton said Wednesday that the commercially produced reproduction had been suspended from the branch of a tree with fishing line around the neck.

Taped to the cardboard cutout of the black senator from Illinois was a message targeting participants in Act Six, a scholarship program geared toward increasing the number of minority and low-income students at several Christian colleges, mostly in the Northwest. Continue reading

Paulson Warns ‘Normal’ Americans Should be “Scared”

Source: The Crypt

“He should be angry and he should be scared – and I think right now he’s angrier than he is scared,” said Paulson “And it puts us in a difficult position—no one likes to be painting an overly dire picture and scaring people, but the fact is that if the financial markets are not stabilized the situation can be very severe as it relates not just to his current situation – but keeping his job… this is a serious situation and one he should be concerned about.”

Henry Paulson’s response to Ohio Rep. Steve LaTourette’s concerns that his constituents are being denied access to the “American Dream.”

9/11 Mastermind Mounts Vigorous Defense at Gitmo

via Breitbart

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) – The proclaimed architect of the Sept. 11 attacks once declared that he wanted to be executed and become a martyr. But Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is mounting a vigorous defense, even asking the military judge to remove himself Wednesday.

Acting as his own attorney, Mohammed’s readiness to raise pretrial challenges on behalf of himself and his four co-defendants ensures the case will not be over quickly. It now has little chance of going to trial before the end of the Bush administration.

Charles “Cully” Stimson, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs, said Mohammed aims to use the military tribunal to rally al-Qaida supporters.

“KSM will mess with the system to the extent he can, and he will use the trial as a platform to speak to those who look up to him as a hero,” Stimson told The Associated Press in an e-mail. Continue reading


via Drudge Report

MCCAIN: America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, ever corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen.

Last Friday, I laid out my proposal and I have since discussed my priorities and concerns with the bill the Administration has put forward. Senator Obama has expressed his priorities and concerns.This morning, I met with a group of economic advisers to talk about the proposal on the table and the steps that we should take going forward.I have also spoken with members of Congress to hear their perspective.

It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the Administration’ proposal. I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running out of time. Continue reading

Record Labels Adopt New Technology to Sell Albums in Sagging Market

via SOHH

Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown, Akon and others will lead the recording industry’s first major move away from the traditional CD format with to the introduction of slotMusic next month.

According to the Wall Street Journal, SanDisk Corp. and the four remaining major record companies have teamed up to create album-filled memory cards that will be usable on mobile phones, PCs and select portable MP3 players. The first offering of releases will include 29 albums sold in MP3 format without digital locks along with an adapter to allow consumers the ability to transfer their purchases to PCs from the USB ports.

SanDisk’s general manger of audio-video business Daniel Schreiber is convinced slotMusic will strive due to its multi-compatibility with different devices. Continue reading

50 Cent Helms Directors Chair in Upcoming Flick

via SOHH

Multi-platinum selling rapper 50 Cent will make his directorial debut in the upcoming film Before I Self-Destruct, set to hit theaters this winter.

According to Rolling Stone, Fif will be in complete control of the movie, tagged with the same title as his forthcoming album, but he has no intention of making it music-based like Jay-Z’s Streets Is Watching or Prince‘s Purple Rain .

“It’s not Purple Rain,” he told Rolling Stone. “But it was inspired by the actual music.”

Unlike his 2005 autobiographical-based film Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ 50’s goal with the project is to give viewers a more direct and understanding look at urban lifestyles. Continue reading

Puff & Vibe Shake Off $3 Million Lawsuit

via SOHH

A judge rejected a 3 million dollar invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Vibe magazine and hip-hop mogul Diddy after a woman sued them over a topless image appearing in the magazine nearly two years ago.

According to New York’s Daily News, the photo was taken in 2003 at a party thrown by Diddy in The Hamptons and featured the plaintiff, Maria Dominguez, semi-nude in a pool with two other women dressed as mermaids. Despite running in the November 2006 issue under the headline “Mermaids gone wild,” Judge Doris Ling-Cohan ruled in Vibe’s favor.

“Sean Combs and his renowned annual White Party are subjects of tremendous public interest, attracting the steady attention of the public and many news organizations,” Ling-Cohan wrote in a statement.

Aside from being surrounded by public figures including Howard Stern, Moby and Heavy D, a lawyer for Diddy also argued the appearance of photographers should have been a warning.

“When you come to a party and you dress provocatively and you see a swarm of photographers there, you would know what you’re getting yourself into,” attorney Jonathan Davis told the Daily News.

Ling-Cohan dropped the case and Dominguez was not awarded any damages.

Mysterious ‘Dark Flow’ Found in Space


via AOL

(Sept. 23) — As if the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy weren’t vexing enough, another baffling cosmic puzzle has been discovered.

Patches of matter in the universe seem to be moving at very high speeds and in a uniform direction that can’t be explained by any of the known gravitational forces in the observable universe. Astronomers are calling the phenomenon “dark flow.”

The stuff that’s pulling this matter must be outside the observable universe, researchers conclude.

When scientists talk about the observable universe, they don’t just mean as far out as the eye, or even the most powerful telescope, can see. In fact there’s a fundamental limit to how much of the universe we could ever observe, no matter how advanced our visual instruments. The universe is thought to have formed about 13.7 billion years ago. So even if light started travelling toward us immediately after the Big Bang, the farthest it could ever get is 13.7 billion light-years in distance. There may be parts of the universe that are farther away (we can’t know how big the whole universe is), but we can’t see farther than light could travel over the entire age of the universe. Continue reading

[video] LMAO!!! Chris Rocks Disses Bill Clinton via The David Letterman Show

The always hilarious Chris Rock taskes Bill Clinton to task for failing to actually mention Barack Obama’s name when discussing the upcoming election. A bit of sour grapes I would say on the part of Clinton.

via Huffington Post

If you happened to catch The View this afternoon, you likely marveled at Bill Clinton’s ability to call the 2008 election for Barack Obama without actually suggesting that Obama, as a candidate, had any particular quality that would enable the win, which would instead come about through a confluence of happy electoral accidents. The former president, let us say, is nothing if not consistent in his sense of party loyalty, where party=the party in his pants.

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Report: Knicks prepare to waive Marbury by end of week

Finally this love affair seems to be over. Though his stats may say different Stephon Marbury has not be a nice fit with the Knicks. The end was when he claimed to be the best guard in the league. The only thing is the Knicks not getting anything in return. They should work out a trade and not just cut him loose. Story below:

via ESPN

The Knicks are preparing to put Marbury on waivers by the end of the week, several sources with knowledge of the situation told Newsday. The team must await the go-ahead from Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, however, because it would involve eating another large chunk of money in a buyout, Newsday reported.

Marbury is entering the final year of his contract, worth $21.9 million.

Once Marbury clears waivers and a buyout is agreed upon, he would be free to sign with any team. Reports in Newsday and the South Florida media have mentioned the Miami Heat, who are in need of a point guard, as having interest.

According to Newsday, Marbury has recovered from January’s left ankle surgery, which was needed to remove bone spurs, and has worked out all summer in Southern California, trimming his weight to 200 pounds.

He did not join the other Knicks veterans for scrimmages at the team’s training center until Monday, even though the informal workouts had been going on since last week.

Marbury’s best performance statistically in 4½ seasons with the Knicks was in 2004-05, when he averaged 21.7 points and 8.1 assists a game. Since then, his numbers have declined, even as his feuding with his bosses and his teammates increased.

Marbury had numerous conflicts with former Knicks coaches Larry Brown and Isiah Thomas. The low point may have been in November 2007, when Marbury left without permission and returned to New York while the team was in Phoenix for a game.

The Knicks signed guard Anthony Roberson in July, a further indication that they were ready to jettison Marbury. Roberson played 36 career NBA games with Memphis and Golden State, but spent last season in Turkey and Israel. The Knicks signed him to a deal after he averaged 14.8 points in five games for their summer league team.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

EPA Won’t Remove Rocket Fuel From Drinking Water

via Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has decided there’s no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has fouled public water supplies around the country.

EPA reached the conclusion in a draft regulatory document not yet made public but reviewed Monday by The Associated Press.

The ingredient, perchlorate, has been found in at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental health risks, particularly for babies and fetuses, according to some scientists. Continue reading

WARNING: Section 8 of Bailout Package Hands ALL Power Over to Executive Branch

If this legislation is passed, this will be the crowning achievement of Bush’s attempt to totally hijack any vestige of “democracy” left intact in this country.  How stupid can legislators be?

via Huffington Post

A critical – and radical – component of the bailout package proposed by the Bush administration has thus far failed to garner the serious attention of anyone in the press. Section 8 (which ironically reminds one of the popular name of the portion of the 1937 Housing Act that paved the way for subsidized affordable housing ) of this legislation is just a single sentence of thirty-two words, but it represents a significant consolidation of power and an abdication of oversight authority that’s so flat-out astounding that it ought to set one’s hair on fire. It reads, in its entirety:

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.

In short, the so-called “mother of all bailouts,” which will transfer $700 billion taxpayer dollars to purchase the distressed assets of several failed financial institutions, will be conducted in a manner unchallengeable by courts and ungovernable by the People’s duly sworn representatives. All decision-making power will be consolidated into the Executive Branch – who, we remind you, will have the incentive to act upon this privilege as quickly as possible, before they leave office. The measure will run up the budget deficit by a significant amount, with no guarantee of recouping the outlay, and no fundamental means of holding those who fail to do so accountable. Continue reading

US Ex-Astronaut’s Son to be Next Space Tourist

via My Way

STAR CITY, Russia (AP) – As a computer game designer, he’s made millions creating fantasy worlds. Now, Richard Garriott will live out his own fantasy of spaceflight. Garriott, 47, will become the first child of a U.S. astronaut to travel to space when he takes his $30 million seat aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule set to lift off Oct. 12 for the international space station.

Garriott follows in the footsteps of his father, Owen Garriott, a two-time space traveler who took extensive photographs of the Earth’s surface during his stay on the U.S. orbital station Skylab in 1973. Continue reading

Inside The Making of the “Godfather”

via CNN

(CNN) — “The Godfather” was supposed to be terrible.

The author of the novel, Mario Puzo, had written the book for money after his well-reviewed works, such as “The Fortunate Pilgrim,” flopped. The studio, Paramount, optioned Puzo’s treatment hoping for a quickie gangster film; when the book became a huge best-seller, it almost dropped the project, worried about expectations.

The director, Francis Ford Coppola, took the job after several more noted directors (including Elia Kazan, Arthur Penn and Costa-Gavras, according to then-Paramount executive Robert Evans) turned it down. The studio didn’t want him — he’d directed just three major films, none of them hits — and Coppola didn’t want to do it either, but he needed the money to finance his failing countercultural studio, Zoetrope. Continue reading

New Rock N Jocks Fitteds- LA LAKERS edition

Your favorite website for New Era Custom Fitteds just got in these three New Era Custom Fitted Hats. The first two are never been seen before Los Angeles Lakers “Script” Logo New Era Customs. The first one is all yellow with the “Los Angeles Lakers Script logo in Purple. The second Lakers one is in all purple with the “Los Angeles Lakers” in yellow. Lastly is the Chicago Cubs Pinstripes Custom New Era Fitted. This hat is all white with royal blue pinstripes on the front, sides and back of the hat. The “cub face logo” is in white, blue and outlined in red. ALL OF THESE ARE LIMITED TO A TOTAL OF 30 PIECES EACH!! Get these while you can. Only available at http://www.rocknjocks.com

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Ludacris Inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

via Allhiphop

Trailblazing Atlanta rap star Ludacris added another precedent to his resume, as he was honored this past Saturday (September 20) as the first Hip-Hop artist inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

The ceremony featured Ludacris being honored alongside legends of the rock and R&B world in Widespread Panic and Keith Sweat.

Born Chris Bridges, Ludacris initially got his start working as DJ Chris Lova Lova for Atlanta radio station WHTA. Continue reading

Kanye West Films Pilot For Comedy Central

via Allhiphop

Superstar rapper/producer Kanye West and fellow rapper Rhymefest have teamed with Jackhole Productions and Comedy Central, to create a half-hour television show titled Alligator Boots.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, West stars in the pilot for the “Muppet” like puppet based show, but future episodes will be hosted by a different celebrity.

West will also produce and perform the music in Alligator Boots, which could be on the air as early as 2009.

Jackhole Productions, which is owned by Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison, has a number of hit television shows on the air.

In addition to producing Comedy Central’s hit series Crank Yankers, which featured puppets voiced by celebrities making prank phone calls, Jackhole Productions also produces Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show and The Andy Milonakis Show.

David Blaine’s newest stunt..Hang Upside Down for 60+hrs.

Both hanging upside down above Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York, Kelly Ripa, right, interviews magician David Blaine for "Live with Regis and Kelly" as Blaine begins his latest endurance challenge "David Blaine: Dive of Death" Monday morning Sept. 22, 2008. Blaine plans to hang upside without a net for 60 hours concluding his challenge with a plunge. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Where does this guy actually come from? Has anybody checked to see if he is really human?
Anyway once again he is risking life and limb for all of to see if he can once again can escape death. I will definitely go over there and hopefully bring you guys some pics.

via Breitbart

NEW YORK (AP) – What’s David Blaine up to? Oh, just hanging around.

The magician-daredevil proclaimed, “I’m doin’ all right,” after starting his latest endurance challenge Monday—60 hours hanging upside-down, without a net, above Wollman Rink in Manhattan’s Central Park.

Blaine—sounding nasal from sinus pressure—kept smiling while describing the “enormous push of blood” that made it feel like his head was “about to explode.”

As a child, he was intrigued when Harry Houdini dangled from a crane by his ankles while escaping a straitjacket.

Said Blaine: “The legs go pin and needle very fast.” Stretches—kind of an upside-down sit-up—seem to help.

Blaine, 35, is scheduled to exit from his perch at the climax of a live, two-hour ABC special, “David Blaine: Dive of Death,” on Wednesday.

Lehman Staff to Get $2.5 Billion Bonus

These guys destroy our financial system and walk over with billion. Unbelievable. Isn’t like all out anarchy supposed to kick in like now? Anyway check out the drubbing the American people are taking once again!

via RandySF

I want to be the first to congratulate the remaining staff of Lehman Brothers on the receipt of their version of the Medal of Freedom after the abject failure of their company.

Up to 10,000 staff at the New York office of the bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers will share a bonus pool set aside for them that is worth $2.5bn (£1.4bn), Barclays Bank, which is buying the business, confirmed last night.

The revelation sparked fury among the workers’ former colleagues, Lehman’s 5,000 staff based in London, who currently have no idea how long they will go on receiving even their basic salaries, let alone any bonus payments. It also prompted a renewed backlash over the compensation culture in global finance, with critics claiming that many bankers receive pay and rewards that bore no relation to the job they had done.

A spokesman for Barclays said the $2.5bn bonus pool in New York had been set aside before Lehman Brothers filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States a week ago. Barclays has agreed that the fund should continue to be ring-fenced now it has taken control of Lehman’s US business, a deal agreed by American bankruptcy courts over the weekend.

If you fuck up the aftermath of the Iraq War, you get a Medal of Freedom. If you fuck up Katrina, the president will tell you that you are doing a “heck of a job”. And if you fuck up a business to the tune of billions of dollars, you get a bonus equal to your mistake. God bless America.

EXCLUSIVE! The First Images Of Megatron From Transformers 2?

via Latino Review This new Transformer movie looks so great that I just can’t wait to be in the movie theater (which now costs $11.50) to see it all go down. Once again LT has some great shots of Megatron that just might show up in the next installment.

Since Michael Bay has been keeping everything involving Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen a secret, it’s been hard for fans knowing exactly what is up with some of their favorite Decepticons and Autobots. One of the big questions is, is Megatron returning and if so, what will he look like?

If these images are any indication, he appears to be a giant ass armored tank. He kind of looks like Galvatron a bit from these pictures. I think these are toy packaging images when you look at them. I came to this conclusion because one pic says Megatron in the lower right and also they have that giant Toy logo on them. I’m an awesome detective. If this truly is what Megatron will look like, (you can see his face in a couple of shots) then he’s going to be one bad mother f-er in this sequel.


He almost has an Alien look to him in regards to the color and armor. You know, if the Aliens were tanks…

Notice the giant cannon. Reminds you of his Galvatron look, doesn’t it?

Seriously, he looks pretty badass. Notice his name in the lower right? Ya…it’s Megatron alright. Alright guys, what do you think? Is this the new Megatron? Is he in the sequel and in this form or is this just clever toy packaging? Are they fakes? Early conceptual art? I think it’s legit but you guys make up your own mind by commenting below! Get tanked when you e-mail: george@latinoreview.com

Lyor Cohen Gets Promotion @ Warner Bros.

via Rap Industry

Warner Music Group Corp. announced today a series of corporate management appointments, effective immediately, to further drive progress on the company’s strategy to identify and exploit growth opportunities in the evolving global music business. In making the announcement, WMG Chairman and CEO, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. said:

“This new structure recognizes the evolution of our business since WMG became a stand-alone music company in 2004, and is intended to drive our ability to seize new growth opportunities. It builds on elements of the company’s strategy – including significant investment in A&R, leadership in the industry’s digital transformation, and development and acquisition of a suite of artist service companies – that have helped deliver a high level of creative and operational success. Given our significant achievements over the past few years, we are positioned to transform the organization into a true global enterprise. We can no longer organize the company as simply ‘U.S.’ and ‘non-U.S.’ operations. A more unified structure will help our team to best focus their abilities for maximum benefit to artists, shareholders and employees. Continue reading