Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: giving comic books new life

Scott Pilgrim vs The World standeeImage by english invader via Flickr
As much as this blogger found the giant mural for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World covering the exterior of the San Diego Hilton Bayfront during Comic Con 2010 simultaneously annoying and interesting, the work also signaled the culmination of a transformation in pop culture that started slowly 25 years ago, then rapidly accelerated with the development and advancement of digital media.

Now, comic books, still left for dead by some, have become the platform for a perfect fusion of Hollywood, cartoon art, and storytelling. Indeed, comic books aren't dead at all, but more the start of a multi-platform life that goes something like this: print, then screen, then computer and Internet.

And all of that hit this blogger during one sake-filled accident of a Comic Con 2010 Day Two Thursday evening (Day one for me was that Wednesday) with a cartoon artists, an agent from CAA, and their entourage at Nobu in San Diego's Gaslamp District.

Eli Roth in front of me

All of this started as I walked into Nobu in search of a place to sit to eat and drink after a full second day at Comic Con. One of the activities I took in was a panel moderated by the legendary Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News. The person I ended up hanging with for a time, and who's name I will not disclose, was from that panel. All I will say is he just scored a deal with Disney.

At any rate, he and his entourage walked in and we ended up sharing the same small part of bar space in a crowded, trendy place. I asked the guy if he was on Harry's panel and his affirmative answer started a great and teachable moment in time. The two women who were part of the group were more LA than San Diego, New York, or Chicago, and certainly San Francisco and definitely not Oakland. They had celebrity heat-seeking vision for people I had no idea even existed. Like Eli Roth.

"There's Eli Roth," one of the women said. "Where?" was my response. "He's coming this way," was her reply. For me, that meant nothing. Some common-looking white guy with a scruffy beard and the requisite white collar shirt, not-tucked-in.

That was Eli Roth. But I still didn't know what that meant. After a few toasts of sake purchased by my new CAA friend, I got it in one alcohol-fueled train of insight. Hollywood came to Comic Con for business and changed everything.

Hollywood, and its impressionable, who-you-know, smile-in-your-face and watch-your-back approach that's at cultural odds with New Media, comic book writers, and especially bloggers like me, yet trying to deal, is in bed with the slacker artist who needs money to advance his or her craft, and uh, live.  All for the next great big entertainment score.

The fact CAA guy insisted on flashing his credit card and asking me to keep mine at bay was almost all I needed to know about what was happening.

The fact that my new artist friend was practically leaning over CAA guy, peppering him with statements, ideas, and questions, was the other part of what I needed to know that filled in the blanks.

As it turns out, the artist guy also has - like the creators of Scott Pilgrim the comic book - his own production company. That organization takes the comic book and works with Hollywood and CAA to make a new comic book based movie and video games too. Presto! Multi-platform character for all ages.

The investment buys a lot of sake.

After that evening (they invited me to tag along, but my bed was calling), I found the giant mural for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World covering the exterior of the San Diego Hilton Bayfront and well-lit at night, not annoying or interesting, but beautifully liberating. A giant sign of the rebirth of comic books and the re-energizing of creativity.

Scott Pilgrim wins in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and in real life too.

Fantasia Barrino overdose from aspirin and sleeping aid

Upset over allegations that she carried on an affair with Antwaun Cook, a married man, American Idol winner and eight time Grammy nominated artist Fantasia Barrino took an overdose of aspirin and sleeping aid according to TMZ.com.

This is the full statement that was released and published at TMZ.com:

Fantasia has always been an open book. Honesty, self-respect, and personal responsibility are values she wears proudly.

Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it. She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere.

He even took her there. One of Mr. Cook’s most redeeming qualities was his complete devotion to his children. Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her.

Fantasia and Mr. Cook dated on and off for about eleven months. The pressure of the constant media attention was hard on their relationship. Fantasia gave inconsistent interviews about the status of her relationship with Mr. Cook because sometimes they were on and sometimes they were off.

When they were on, they spent most of their time together when she was not traveling with work.
Fantasia read Mrs. Cook’s Complaint against Mr. Cook for the first time yesterday. She knows some of the allegations in Mrs. Cook's complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know.

Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused.

Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention. Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid.

Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon. Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured.

Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength. Her new album, “Back To Me,” will be released on August 24th.

The lyrics to “I’m Here” say it best:
“I Believe I Have Inside Of Me
Everything That I Need To Live A Bountiful Life
With All The Love Inside Of Me
I’ll Stand As Tall As The Tallest Tree
And I’m Thankful For Each Day That I’m Given
Both The Easy And The Hard Ones I’m Livin’
But Most Of All
Yes, I’m Thankful For Lovin’ Who I Really Am”

Fantasia sends her praise to God and her eternal gratitude to her fans, friends, and family.

God is good.

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Ted Stevens: Sarah Palin's statement on Senator's passing

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin issued a statement regarding the passing of Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens after a tragic plane crash near Dillingham, Alaska. Senator Stevens endorsed Palin for her Alaska gubernatorial run in 2006, and remained close to her until 2008, when ethics charges against Stevens threatened to impact Palin's GOP vice presidential run.

Here's Palin's statement on her Facebook page:

It’s with great sadness that Todd and I hear the reports coming in of Senator Ted Stevens’ passing in the plane crash near Dillingham. In our land of towering mountains and larger than life characters, none were larger than the man who in 2000 was voted “Alaskan of the Century.” This decorated World War II pilot was a warrior and a true champion of Alaska.

In 40 years of service in the U.S. Senate, he fought tenaciously for Alaska’s future. Alaskans know how much we owe to Senator Stevens, but all Americans owe him a debt of gratitude for his leadership on many issues, including the crucial energy issues that fuel American prosperity. Two years ago, he sat at my kitchen table over a salmon lunch, and we talked about our long anticipated Alaska natural gas pipeline and our mutual commitment to have the Last Frontier’s rich resources contribute to America’s quest for energy independence.

Our Senator was also known for spearheading efforts to ensure equality in education, and his Title IX legislation allowed girls to be on a level playing field in the athletic arena.

Our hearts and prayers are with the Stevens family and the families of the other victims of the crash.

- Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin was close to Ted Stevens

Even though Palin worked to avoid associations with Stevens in the fall of 2008, after Arizona Senator John McCain plucked her from relative obscurity to be his vice presidential running mate as Stevens was faced with ethics violation allegations, she did endorse Stevens energy plan in July of the same year:

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Naomi Campbell says she did not lie! Uh, huh by Suzannah B. Troy

The New York Post reports that Naomi Campbell is hurt by people saying she is lying.

Naomi Campbell said she had nothing to gain by lying.

Campbell also said the term "blood diamonds" did not exist back than when she got the gift delivered to her.  By the way were the people working hotel security interviewed about letting two strange men up to the super model's room?  Security for super models tends to be very tight.

I posted this comment on The New York Post website:

Celebrities, politicians and rich people are used to people praying at their altar and they are clearly above the law. It is hard to believe Naomi Campbell was only aware of apartheid but completely ignorant of war lords and dictators responsible for mass murder, torture and rapes....She was not in the least curious who this guy was and where he got his diamonds?

To my blog readers I would add this...

In my opinion she had a lot to gain by lying but she has to live with herself and she has to look at herself in the mirror.  I would not trade places with her for billions.  

As I have said in my two previous postings the global audience owes her a big thank you bringing attention to mass murder, rapes, torture by dictators but remember Charles Taylor says he is innocent.    Maybe years ago there was no name "blood diamonds" but it was known these diamonds helped fund terrorism.

Can someone explain to me why Taylor was invited to Nelson Mandela's function in the first place?  How could no one at the event seem to know who Charles Taylor was or care to even find out.  If you click on either of my links for previous postings on this issue and read the powerful and brilliant interview on NPR you will learn so much and be aware of plenty of people that knew, suffered and survived.  Hard to believe everyone at that function was clueless re: Charles Taylor.   Click on my links above and read the NPR interview -- you will never forget it.

Below a quote from The Telegraph:

"Also present was Charles Taylor – who a month earlier had been elected as president of Liberia. Mr Mandela's soon-to-be wife Graca Machel was reportedly concerned by the presence of Taylor – a controversial figure even then, who had famously campaigned on the slogan "He killed my Ma, he killed my Pa, but I will vote for him."

I have said this about New York politicos -- "denial is the new crack cocaine".  This applies to celebrities and super models that think they are above the law and guess what mostly they are right....they get to walk away over and over.... Naomi will be walking herself back to the runway.

Oakland Mayor's Race: Kaplan, Macleay, filing today; Quan, Perata Wednesday

Dr. Terrance Candell calls out other candidates 

As of this writing, the latest news in the Oakland Mayor's Race has Oakland Councilmember and Oakland Mayor's Race Candidate Rebecca Kaplan filing her papers to run for the office as this is written, as has Greg Harland, Don Macleay, and Joe Tuman, and with Former State Senator Don Perata and Oakland Councilmember Jean Quan set to file their papers on Wednesday.

As of this writing, it's not confirmed if Orlando Johnson secured the necessary 100 signatures needed to complete his filing documents by Wednesday.  Larry Lionel Young, Jr., has also filed early, but has made himself a relative unknown save for a YouTube video of a house he's trying to sell and a handout at the last Oakland Mayor's Race Candidate's Forum.

Kaplan issues a statement

Kaplan, who this blogger interviewed last week, with two other videos from that to come, issued this statement today: "Oakland is ready for a new direction and effective leadership. I believe that Oakland can be an engine of economic revitalization, bringing jobs and opportunities back to our City."

Terrance Candell gets tough

Why most of the candidates waited until Tuesday and Wednesday to file their papers is still rests in a concern to get the documents properly prepared, but Dr. Terrance Candell didn't mince words about the fact that he was first: "(It) shows me that the person who files first is the first to care. It shows me that there's going to be a lackadaisical attitude of the other candidates."

Speaking for Don Perata, Rhys Williams explained that the Perata campaign wanted to take a little more time to get things right.  Don Macleay, without knowing what the Perata campaign said, made a similar statement to me today.

As of this writing, none of the other candidates were available to respond to Candell's bold claim. It's clear Dr. Candell's thrown down the gauntlet for what's already an interesting Oakland Mayor's Race, made all the more so today.

Ted Stevens: Former Alaska Senator plane crash death confirmed

Senator Stevens 
Sadly, Senator Ted Stevens' death in the crash of an airplane owned by GCI, which provides telecommunications services to Alaska, was confirmed by CNN and The Washington Post.

Previously, the first source of news that the former Senator had passed away, then claimed they were "not sure," as the three crash survivors were not identified.

The plane, a small eight-passenger single engine prop aircraft, crashed 20 miles away from Dillingham, Alaska. The passengers included Senator Stevens and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, said to be Ted Stevens' fishing buddy.

Ted Stevens was a giant in politics, who survived a nasty legal battle and at 86 was still helping other elected officials. He will be missed.

More on Ted Stevens in this space, soon.

Mike Bloomberg a trial or a Naomi Campbell walk away?

Is the mayor King Mike Bloomberg going to pull a Naomi Campbell "double" meaning a major temper tantrum coming soon to a news reporter near Mike and even worse a trial?  Why do I ask?  Well first king Mike has been taking a beating in the press every day from his comments on the FDNY test to the Mosque by the WTC site which is as much an open wound in the heart of so many and literally still way behind in construction.

Here is just a small excerpt from the Mike Bloomberg Mosque speech...Mike Bloomberg said...
“Our doors are open to everyone. Everyone with a dream and a willingness to work hard and play by the rules. New York City was built by immigrants, and it's sustained by immigrants -- by people from more than 100 different countries speaking more than 200 different languages and professing every faith. And whether your parents were born here or you came here yesterday, you are a New Yorker."

But more than half of New Yorkers want Mike to put a sock in his mouth.  Many believe in political freedom and open doors but the WTC is an open wound not near healing...body parts recently found and they want to know where the funding comes from where is a fair question.  Mike disagrees but many of us want to know about Mike Bloomberg's Cayman Island investments and he says that is off limits too.  I believe in religious freedom but I have to ask why would any religious group seek to cause so much pain which is what these Mosque builders are doing.  If you want to heal there are ways to go about healing and building bridges and clearly the Mosque at this time is not the way.

Getting back to my question -- Mike Bloomberg on trial?  Is this is his future and even if so will Teflon Mike be able to make like a super model and simply walk away?  What inspired this question?  

Read on -- Below was posted on my blog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcpAoSSTEwM   Was it some moron or a paid troll by Mike Bloomberg's corrupt staff harassing me this afternoon on my YouTube slamming Joyce Purnick.

The troll thinks I am jealous of Joyce Purnick and Mike Bloomberg.  No, they are part of an exclusive corrupt club bent on keeping the truth from being told.   His comment reminded me that if there is a trial down the road where Mike Bloomberg finally has to spill the beans than perhaps Joyce Purnick will be forced to testify.  You read her phony piece of garbage posing as a bio on Mike Bloomberg she -- oops forgets to mention Steve Rattner was perhaps forced to step down from his job at The White House as Car Czar...he said and she wrote to spend more time with his family but we all believe because of the pay to play pension fund scandals that had splished splashed all the way to The White House so Steve Rattner had to go.

Is Mike Bloomberg considered "family" because Rattner spends an enormous amount of time with Bloomberg here in NYC and Bloomberg stands by his man even now despite Steve Rattner having to plead the 5th so many times that The NY Post listed him under their "Losers" list -- ouch!  But that won't hurt Steve as much as the SEC actually banning him.   Unlike Dave Patterson walking away when he should be preparing a defense for intimidating a victim of spousal abuse in to silence -- Rattner may not be able to walk away and...if he is banned than once again Mike Bloomberg is going to have to shift that darn 5 billion he uses for charity or to buy votes and favor -- as 3 million was exposed by The New York Times the other day.

So let us say because of conflicts of interest and Mike Bloomberg holding the purse strings to the DA's office -- that the trial had to moved -- kicked out and up to a higher court or Haggerty exposing something that even Bloomberg and friends like the other guys Steve Rattner money manages that happen to own major newspapers can't cover up or silence or simply not report -- than Bloomberg may no longer be Teflon Mike anymore....

It would be so wonderful to see Purnick forced to testify in court -- did she know that Rattner was being investigated and if so why did she not mention that in her puff piece posing as a book and her good pals, Mike's good pal and Steve Rattner best friend Arthur Sulzberger Jr./The New York Times helped plug Joyce's book -- that did point out one very important piece of evidence if their ever is a trial -- STEVE RATTNER URGED MIKE BLOOMBERG to run for a third term!

I am angry and disgusted -- I called it before anyone that the mayoral election may come with some big surprise and I was so right on - Bloomberg barely won and the media had to go off script and report the truth finally -- I was laughing watching them bumble it -- they were way ahead of themselves rushing to go to Bloomberg's campaign head quarters to celebrate and oops they had to go off script and finally report the truth and what I had reporting on YouTube all along!!!!!!

Watch this YouTube and look at the date -- way before the election and the media refused to cover my art work -- the work I did postering communities -- 

I tell you -- do not believe the story the press are telling you -- the people of New York are incredibly angry....watch and that is one of many YouTubes I made!  By the way all my YouTubes 334 at the time were all removed from YouTube a month and half before the election.  My theory -- a paid troll hired by Bloomberg to harass and cyber stalk the anti-Bloomberg resistance on YouTube and the internet was also responsible for my hard work being removed....my entire body of work. 

Look at the title of My YouTube - I called it predicted it and to date have gotten zero acknowledgement for this and my brilliant art poster lampooning Bloomberg.  Jealous of an elite club of corrupt people that played dirty no way.... just very angry!
From: Suzannahartist | May 04, 2009  | 242 views

House of Mike Bloomberg is a tumbling down...Steve Rattner pleads the 5th amendment over and over

I could see Mike being tried for campaign irregularities and also for abusing - misuse of tax payers money.  So far Teflon Mike has the luck of super model Naomi Campbell.

Is Haggerty the E. Howard Hunt of the Bloomberg Operation? Frank Morano wants the Board of Elections to investigate the Indy Party.

Trial?  What trial am I talking about?  Well Mike on trial but first the question is is Mike Bloomberg's campaign irregularities so far exposed by the John Haggerty indictment going to turn out to be Mike Bloomberg's Watergate and if so I could see mayor Mike going to trial because of campaign irregularities as well as way too many daily exposes on how he is abusing tax payer money.  He is not alone but he is the richest man in New York and the mayor so it looks really, really bad.  Christine Quinn, Mike's mini me,  has hired top defense attorneys for herself and her staff even approving Sullivan & Cromwell for some of her staff, a firm Goldman Sachs uses and tax payers have to pay for these top defense attorneys.  No wonder city council and their staff have been so successful avoiding prosecution although Miguel Martinez to date is the only "honest" one -- honest enough to say he was stealing from the get go.

For more reasons Mike Bloomberg needs a court day along with his top deputies and aides...

Ted Stevens: Former Alaska Senator May Have Died in Plane Crash

Senator Ted Stevens 

Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens may have died in a plane crash about 20 miles north of Dillingham, Alaska. He was on board a small plane reportedly owned by a firm called GCI, which is Alaska's telecommunications provider, according to The New York Times.

Also on board was former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, said to be a "fishing buddy" of Senator Stevens. In all five people are said to have passed away in the crash.

Ted Stevens is a Legend in Politics

This is one of those moments when you put down party affiliation to take time and celebrate the great works of a legend in politics. Senator Stevens served the public of Alaska for 6 decades, which is 60 years for those who don't know what a decade is.

Over that time, Stevens worked with both sides of the aisle of Congress to get large economic development deals done for his great state of Alaska. Most notable of them was the giant Trans-Atlantic Pipeline, where he pushed the Senate to pass the Trans-Atlantic Pipeline Authorization Act, which led to its construction.

But Stevens was also concerned about protecting Alaska wilderness, and pushed for the passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

For his work, Stevens was called the "Alaskan of The 20th Century."

UPDATE: as of this writing, the Anchorage Daily News reports that the source claiming that Ted Stevens was killed now "isn't sure" as of 10:30 AM PDT. There are three survivors, but no one knows who they are as of this writing.

Stay tuned.

Jetblue flight attendant Steve Slater goes AWOL, jumps off plane

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Steve Slater, a flight attendant with Jetblue Airlines, went a little off on a flight 1052 arriving from Pittsburgh to New York's JFK Airport, and after an argument with a passenger over a piece of overhead luggage that fell on that person's head, got on the PA system of the plane, told all of the passengers what to do with themselves, launched the exit chute of the Boeing 757, and jumped out of the plane.

To add insult to injury, Steve Slater reportedly took some beer from the aircraft galley with him. Slater, who lives just 15 minutes from JFK, was supposedly just trying to get home and away from whatever stress caused him to just go off. Here's the news video:

George Garwood, one of Steve Slater's neighbors, thinks the event is funny, but this space does not.

Air travelers rely on flight attendants to be calm, cool, and collected because if there's an emergency, passengers have to turn to them for proper instructions. Steve Slater's actions means he doesn't at all take seriously the fact that he's responsible for hundreds of lives as much as the pilots are.

Throw the book at him, but also at JetBlue for causing whatever work conditions led to Steve Slater's going off.

More on this coming.

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Teen Choice Awards 2010: Gossip Girl, Zachary Levi, Selena Gomez winners

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Selena Gomez
The talk about Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, and Levi Johnston aside, the Teen Choice Awards 2010 presented a list of winners selected by an online voting system.

In that, the Teen Choice Awards 2010 winners list is a kind of flavor test taste of pop culture. That means television shows like Glee and Gossip Girl and stars like Zachary Levi of NBC's Chuck, and Selena Gomez of Wizards of Waverly Place, are who and what we're watching today. They are among this year's winners.

Zachary Levi of Chuck, won the TV Star Action award, beating out Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice, LL Cool J of NCIS: Los Angeles, Kiefer Sutherland of 24, and Mark Valley of Human Target. Chuck has been on a roll, coming off a hit presentation at Comic Con 2010, and an incredible and growing fan base.

Gossip Girl, which won for the Drama category, continues to be a critically acclaimed show that, after shaky ratings, appears to have found its footing due to a loyal fan base.

Selena Gomez is tired of "being good" according to Hollyscoop.com. But that's only part of the story, as she won for Choice TV Actress, Comedy at the Teen Choice Awards 2010. Now, tasting success, the Disney princess wants to be more like Miley Cyrus. Look out for the pole dance number.

You can check out the full list of Teen Choice Awards 2010 winners here.

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Naomi Campbell jail time for perjury? by Suzannah B. Troy

I wrote in my first posting on this topic that Naomi Campbell dug herself in to a deep hole and a reminder she is not in NYC anymore but apparently the Hague is more than likely to let her walk rather than take responsibility, business as usual.   Naomi will likely walk back  to the cat walk rather than serve time.   After being forced to testify and allegedly perjuring her self she went to an exclusive decadent party in Italy.  I would not trade places with her for 10 billion dollars.

According to The New York Post the powers that be  trying Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity have bigger fish to fry.

Mia Farrow and Naomi's ex-agent both have testified that Naomi has perjured herself.   Charles Taylor's defense attorney's went on the attack trying to discredit Naomi's ex-agent, one of a long list of people that have lived to regret working for Campbell but perjury by a  super model doesn't hold a candle to orchestrating mass murder, torture and gang rapes.

Rewind to NYC where Naomi Campbell had to do some community service and an embarrassing photo surfaced of an NYPD officer carrying her bag for her.

If she was a "real person" she could go to jail for perjury but she is "not real".  Naomi Campbell apparently is like an endangered animal some how she is protected;  super models do not go to jail.

Again the global community owes this super model a great debt of thanks for perjuring herself and accepting Blood Diamonds from a ex-dictator, Charles Taylor  accused of using Blood Diamonds to fund murderous wars that included rape, torture and mass murder.   Poor Naomi pleaded ignorance and let her world audience know that she gets presents like this delivered to her all the time.

She excitedly bragged about getting diamonds from Taylor and also let anyone who would listen know that she was disappointed in the blood diamonds -- dirty -- not by having funded atrocities but for their lack of luster and size.

To read more please go to my original posting.  If you are too busy than read this link that will take you to a powerful brilliant report by NPR with interviews that will give you a view in to Charles Taylor's atrocious both in Liberia and Sierra Leone.    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10694264

You will learn about one ray of light in the NPR interview -- Liberia now has a woman president.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman president for Liberia and for all of Africa.

Can someone please explain why Nelson Mandela even invited Taylor a monstrous dictator to a function of his in the first place.   Read my original post to see photographs, video tape and more information on Taylor accused of funding terrorist group Al-Qadea.

Naomi Campbell is living proof ignorance is bliss and super models do not go to jail but what will she do when her beauty fades unlike diamonds, super models have a short shelf life and this latest Naomi bad exposure is not a pretty picture.

Her celebrity has brought attention to an alleged dictator accused of heinous crimes against humanity so well done Naomi even gross stupidity and vanity have their good points when you are super model.

Teen Choice Awards: Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Levi Johnston

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The Teen Choice Awards is the center of pop culture in America and the World. It doesn't matter how old you are, some of the stars we watch and who were at The Teen Choice Awards are older.

LL Cool J's in his 40s as are people like P Diddy, and of course the incomparable Betty White, who's 88 years old.

Age is just a number, but the number of hot women was so high it made this blogger's ears pop.

Where else can you see Kim Kardashian tell Megan Fox that Fox is more beautiful than she is! And who let Sarah Palin's almost son-in-law Levi Johnston into the Teen Choice Awards?

How random is that?

Megan Fox! 
The Teen Choice Awards is a celebration that seems to have made the Twilight: New Moon cast stars before they knew what hit them. Taylor Lautner, who's now called "Taylor Hotner" on Twitter, picked up his third straight award this year.

The one thing missing was a Miley Cyrus song or dance number. We've got so much publicist from her machine, it seems the Teen Choice Awards is missing something without Miley Cyrus.

Oh, and her pole dance number!

Lastly, a big congrats to YouTube Partner Michael Buckley of The What The Buck Show for co-hosting the live stream of the Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet Show!