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Tennis Star John McEnroe Gained Media Attention On and Off Court

tennisTennis is a sport that has gained a lot of attention and increased in popularity in recent years. More people are interested in watching professional tennis now than ever before and there are also greater numbers of people playing the sport for their own pleasure as well as a form of exercise. On the professional level, fans are not only interested in the sport itself but have a particular fascination with the players. Professional tennis players are well known for their dynamic personalities and they have often been the subject of media exploitation. Famous personalities of the past like John … More


Celebrity Breakdowns: What Can We Learn?


It’s one thing to hear the latest escapades of a superstar turning ugly.  The spectacle of some of the more public breakdowns tends to bring out the voyeur in all of us, and sometimes, the more extreme the behavior, the more compelling the story.  Taking a brief look at some of the recent celebrity breakdowns reveals some rather spectacularly bad behavior, and the press is so keyed in on some ongoing meltdowns, that we might stop and wonder why it’s so fascinating.


It might be related to the notion of emotional balance, something everyone can relate to.  … More

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Russell Brand banned from Japan

Pop singer, Katy Perry, feeling a little lonely on her tour in Japan thought it would be a good idea to invite her husband Russell Brand over to share some quality time in between concerts. Things didn’t exactly work out as planned though, as Brand was detained at the airport and denied entry into Japan. It seems as though Brand has a bit of a criminal history in Japan, which is unsurprising considering his history of wild behavior. Brand was once even public admonished by prime minister of England, Gordon Brown, for the obscene prank calls he made during his … More

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Infamous Tennis Pros offer commentary for French Open

The French gave us the Statue of Liberty, and we’ve given them the gift of John McEnroe. I don’t know whether to apologetic or really proud. The 2011 Roland-Garros French Open kicked off this year yesterday on May 17th and runs until June 5th and promises to be a fierce event. Tennis is an entertaining sport, but I can’t help but wonder how different the French Open would be this year if infamous tennis pro John McEnroe were competing.  McEnroe’s performances on the court were legendary both in skill and attitude, and I would often just watch matches to see … More

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Biebr and Hegenberger

Is Justin Bieber an obnoxious brat? That’s what long time cast member,Marg Helgenberger, of CSI seems to think. Helgenberger was of course speaking about Justin Bieber’s recent CSI guest appearances. She claims in an interview with Le Grand Direct des Medias, a French radio show that Bieber’s on set antics included locking a producer in closet and punching a cake that was on the set crew’s snack table. Brat or not, it doesn’t look like Helgenberger or the rest of the CSI crew will have to put up with Bieber any longer as his character on CSI was killed in … More

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Simon Cowell & The X Factor

Paula Adbul was recently revealed to be the latest judge to join Simon Cowell’s X-Factor. The list of judges for the show now consists of Simon Cowell (of course), Paul Adbul, L.A. Reid, and Cheryl Cole. We’ve missed the dynamic between the obnoxious Simon and innocent Paula ever since the duo went their separate ways during the days of American Idol. There are sure to be plenty of insults flying and tears shed by both the judges and the contestants. Here’s hoping though that Simon just brings his dream-crushing King Kong sized ego along with him.… More

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Goals and Goal Skills

Learning how to set reachable goals sounds like a very simple task, and one that’s rather complex in trying to put into practice. It’s not that goals become daunting when there’s a map, or that the process itself is difficult, but that there is a kind of simplicity that rules over them. The simplicity is what makes them unobtainable so often, because people are constantly telling themselves that it must be more complex.

There are certainly ways of getting around this, and heading into a healthier way of thinking about goals that can make them reachable. The Carnegie goal setting … More