Here for it. Let us pray Beyonce is featured
In an interview with “Today” show host Matt Lauer, the 43rd president of the United States revealed West’s rant during a telethon for Hurricane Katrina relief — “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” — was his worst moment as chief executive of the country.
“It was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency,” Bush confided.
“He called me a racist,” the former president told Lauer. “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”
I always knew she was small but, even so, I'm not quite prepared for how teeny and bird-like Yoko Ono is. Or, come to think of it, how glamorous. The home movies taken by her and Lennon in the 1970s reveal a figure with big, fluffy hair and pensive, wary features. But the woman sitting next to me is smiling broadly and is stylishly clad in dark jeans, tight black sweater and chunky boots. Her hair is cropped and spiky and her signature sunglasses sit halfway down her nose, her eyes twinkling over the top. She is part rock star, part sexy librarian.
We meet in an apartment in a smart hotel in the centre of Helsinki, her latest stop during a short European tour with Thurston Moore of alt-rock band Sonic Youth. It seems impertinent to mention her age, except that it's so very startling. Yoko, whom the night before our interview I witnessed shrieking, ululating and prancing about on stage in front of a rapt audience, is 80. Up close, she could pass for 50. The only creases on her face are laughter lines.
Yoko, I ask, do you ever think about taking it easy and just lolling about in the garden, watching the birds?
"Ahaha, no!" she giggles, waving a dismissive hand. "I don't think I'm there yet. Society tells you that when you're old you have to retire. You have to defy that. Please know that being 80 is not a scary thing. When you're 80, your life is much freer. I have energy. I walk a lot but also I work all the time. We don't live by just sleeping and eating. We need pride and dignity in our lives. Work gives you that. Art is like breathing for me. If I don't do it, I start to choke."
You don't so much interview Ono as sit in awe and offer the odd prompt while she shares her hard-won wisdom and hopscotches across the decades. Some of my questions are ignored, others answered 10 minutes after I've asked them, but it doesn't matter. Her memories are freighted with history.
Prior to our meeting, I had imagined that Ono, dubbed by her third husband John Lennon "as the world's most famous unknown artist", might have grown weary of discussing her years as a Beatle wife, but I was wrong. She delights in talking about their life together.
Scarlett Johansson is putting her stamp of approval on who she thinks would make the best next President of the United States.
The actress, who graces the cover of the October issue of , explained that Hillary Clinton was the ideal candidate.
"I think Hillary Clinton would make a wonderful president. I think we could only benefit from having someone in office who has been a mother; women have a different perspective and appreciation of humanity because of that maternal instinct."
She added, "It can only be a step forward."( Collapse )
He’s the hero Madrid deserves. RT @TheSunNewspaper: The Real deal has been done. Official confirmation that Christian Bale is off to Madrid.— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) September 1, 2013
A Samsung Galaxy Note 3 concept image brings Galaxy Note 3 leaks to life ahead of the device’s September 4th launch date in Berlin, Germany.
With the Galaxy Note 3 just a few weeks away from arriving at a Samsung Unpacked event, leaks are plentiful as consumers gear up for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 successor. The device, while unofficial, has emerged from the shadows many times offering consumers an idea about what to expect when it comes to hardware, software and more.
Rumors suggest that the device will boast a 5.68-inch 1080p display, a 13MP camera, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, new S Pen features, massive battery and a new design. However, due to Samsung’s security, we haven’t managed to get a clear shot of the Galaxy Note 3 design meaning it’s a bit of a mystery ahead of the device’s September 4th launch.( Collapse )