Articles by Michael Nunez

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Academy Awards 2012: Top Quotes From Best Picture Oscar Nominees

The 84th Annual Academy Awards will feature several close contests for a number of award categories, including Best Picture of the Year. None of the nominees stood above the rest, leaving many to speculate about likely winners and losers. This year's nominees for Best Picture of the Year included The Artist, Moneyball, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life, The Help, and W...

Heidi Klum, Seal: Divorce Appears to Be Imminent

Seal, the famous R&B icon, will turn 49 this Sunday, and it appears to be unlikely that model Heidi Klum will be celebrating with him. People magazine reports that while the couple was hopeful about reconciling their differences, they may not try do to so after all.

Mick Jagger, B.B. King Play Blues at White House, Obama Sings Along [VIDEO]

The White House was transformed into an intimate blues club on Tuesday night when a concert featuring some of the greatest living blues legends of past, present and future gathered for a concert. Stars such as Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and more were jammed in the East Room of the White House on a night dubbed In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues.

Dr. Oz Weight Loss: Bust Your Butt Fat [VIDEO]

The one and only Dr. Oz wants to save your sorry behind. One a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, the famous medical expert revealed secrets that would help people lose weight and also shape their butts. It's the one thing that follows you around wherever you go, says Oz in the beginning of the show. You can't shake it. It weighs you down, and it haunts you inside of every dressing room.

Is Christina Aguilera Battling Alcohol, Weight Gain Problems?

The latest issues of Star magazine reports that pop icon Christina Aguilera has been battling alcohol issues. The magazine plastered a picture of a disheveled Aguilera on the company's most recent magazine cover. Star claims that Aguilera has been drinking all night and sleeping all day. In addition to the accusing Aguilera of being an alcoholic, Star reports that Aguilera has gained 65 pounds.

Kate Upton Gets Sexy in Hardee’s Burger Commercial [VIDEO]

Kate Upton, the 19-year-old Michigan native that's gracing the cover page of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has been chosen as the next sultry model to smear burger all over her face as she rolls around in revealing clothing. Pure glam! Hardee's, known as Carl's Jr. along the West Coast, has featured several other bombshells in scandalous ads before.

Adele Breaks Post-Grammy Sales Record, Whitney Houston Chart Record

Adele continues to ride out her success at the 54th Annual Grammy Award show. Adele enjoyed a 207 percent sales increase the week since the Grammys according to New York Daily News. It's the largest post-show boost in Grammy history. To add to her sales increase, Adele has also broken the record formerly held by the late Whitney Houston. Adele's 21 replaced The Bodyguard as the longest running No. 1 album by a woman.

Twitter 500M-Users Report Exaggerated, 100M Active Users More Accurate; Pales in Comparison to Facebook

Early this afternoon, shortly after 1 p.m. (EST), Twitter, the beloved micro-blogging website, logged its 500 millionth user according to market analysis company Twopcharts. The analysis company expects Twitter to acquire its 600 millionth user in just over 100 days. Twopcharts has even created a countdown website to mark the occasion. Not everyone is convinced by the metrics released by Twopcharts, namely The Next Web (TNW) who said in a blog post, Color us healthily skeptical.

Demi Lovato Talks About Cutting, Eating Disorders on MTV Show [VIDEO]

Demi Lovato, the singer, songwriter and actress from Disney's Hannah Montana series, will be opening up about cutting herself, eating disorders and other personal issues she recently faced during an MTV prime-time special. The show had been dubbed Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, and it will premiere on March 6 at 10 p.m.

Zipmark launches Developer Program, API for Easier Electronic Checking Payments

Zipmark, one of our 2012 Top Tech Companies to Watch in Silicon Alley, has launched a developer program that will allow five partners to electronically process checks by using the Zipmark Biller API. The service is similar to those that are offered by large banks, except Zipmark reduces any risks in surcharges, overdrafts or other hidden fees. The service has been described as a pro-biller, pro-merchant alternative to traditional electronics checking systems by Citigroup alumnus and CEO ...

Barnes & Noble Confirms 8GB Nook Tablet, Priced at $199

The rumors that leaked were true: Barnes & Noble is releasing an 8GB model of the Nook Tablet to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire. The new 8GB Nook Tablet is $199 and is available for purchase today. Barnes & Noble was fourth in tablet unit shipments during the last quarter of 2011. The company had 7 percent of fourth-quarter market share in unit shipments and sold 1.9 million units.

Pinterest Copyright, TOS: To Agree or Not To Agree

Pinterest, the social media pin-board site that recently became one of the top five social networks in the U.S., is receiving flak from enthusiasts for its complicated terms of service (TOS). One of the first criticisms came from Boston Business Journal (BJJ), which temporarily used Pinterest to pin renderings of startup workplaces created by architects.

Barnes & Noble Prepares 8GB Nook Tablet, Currently #4 in Tablet Shipments

In an attempt to catch up to the No. 2 tablet manufacturer, Amazon, Barnes & Noble will soon launch a cheaper 8GB model of the Nook Tablet. The new device was first reported on by tech blog The Verge, which noted the Nook Tablet currently costs $50 more than the Amazon Kindle Fire. The tech blog said the device appears to be the same as a previous model, but with less onboard storage.

Video Streaming: Content Duration Up, Total Viewers Down in U.S.

According to the latest study released by comScore, Inc., a market research firm, people are beginning to watch longer videos online. The duration of an average video has jumped from 5.8 minutes in December 2011 to 6.1 minutes in January 2012. Despite the growth in video duration, viewers actually dropped during that period. In January, 2012, 181 million U.S. Internet users watched about 40 billion videos compared to the 182 million users who watched 43.5 billion videos in December.

Lindsey Lohan will Host SNL, Made Phone Call To Get Gig

After a string of legal battles and a gracing the cover of Playboy magazine, Hollywood bad girl Lindsey Lohan will be hosting Saturday Night Live. Lohan was eager to begin her comeback to the mainstream according to TMZ, so she reached out to Lorne Michaels, the executive producer of SNL, in order to book herself the hosting gig.

Whitney Houston Eulogy: Pastor Marvin Winans Closes Funeral Processions

Whitney Houston, the brilliant American pop music icon, died at age 48 on Feb. 11. Her funeral was held on Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., the same building in which Houston grew up signing in a choir. Several celebrities, many of whom made speeches and performances, attended the event. Attendees included Alicia Keys, Clive Davis, Tyler Perry, Kevin Costner and more. Pastor Marvin Winans gave the eulogy at the funeral. The pastor started with a quick prayer. Then he bega...

Whitney Houston Funeral: Stevie Wonder Sings 'Ribbon In the Sky,' 'Love's in Need of Love Today'

Whitney Houston, the brilliant American pop music icon, died at age 48 on Feb. 11. Her funeral was held on Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., the same building in which Houston grew up singing in a choir. Several celebrities, many of whom made speeches and performances, attended the event. Attendees included Alicia Keys, Clive Davis, Tyler Perry, Kevin Costner and Stevie Wonder.

Whitney Houston Funeral: Clive Davis Speech About Mentorship, Memories and Friendship

Whitney Houston, the great American pop icon, died at the age of 48. Her funeral was held this Saturday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. -- the same building where Houston learned to sing. Several celebrities appeared throughout the funeral service including Tyler Perry, Kevin Costner, Alicia Keys and many more. Clive Davis, a music executive and Houston's long-time mentor, spoke about his relationship with Houston and the memories she left behind.

Whitney Houston Funeral: Where to Watch via Live Stream Now

Whitney Houston, the great pop music icon, died at the age of 48. Her funeral will be an invitation-only event. Several stars are expected to pay tribute to Houston at the funeral including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Kevin Costner, Bobby Brown and more. Houston's funeral will begin at 12 p.m. (EST) at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., which is where the late singer got her start singing as a child.

Google Cookies Bypass Safari Web Browser Privacy Protection, Cause Controversy

The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, wasn't very fond of Google. He reportedly called the Don't Be Evil mantra of Google's bullshit during one interview. Jobs' assessment may not be far off of what others at Apple might be thinking at this moment. Google has been reportedly bypassing privacy settings on Apple's Safari browser. By doing so, Google has been able to track the online habits of millions of people using the Safari browser including iPhone owners.

Far Out: Dave Grohl, Jay Z, Beyonce Want to Go to Space!

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there was a man named Dave Grohl, one of the greatest musicians of his time, and he wanted to go to space. He wasn't alone. Rapper Jay-Z and his lovely wife, Beyonce Knowles wanted to take the mother of all journeys, too.

Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire are Top Dogs in Tablet Market in Q4

While Amazon has carefully protected sales information concerning their low-budget tablet, the Kindle Fire, a new report from iSupply, a market research firm, says that Amazon has nabbed the #2 in tablet market share. Apple shipped 15.4 million iPads and iPad 2s during the fourth quarter of 2011 according to iSuppli. Shipments were up 39 percent from 11.1 million in the third quarter; however, Apple's share of tablet market share dropped from 64 percent in the third quarter to 57 percent in t...