Posts tagged ‘Birthday’

July 14, 2011

Celebrity Hotspots: Nicole Scherzinger and Chris Brown Celebrate in Vegas and Preity Zinta Hangs in Mumbai!

Nicole Scherzinger was one of many Hollywood celebrities who chose to celebrate their birthdays in Vegas this weekend. The X-Factor judge and former Pussycat Doll enjoyed her 33rd birthday with a group of girlfriends. They chose the Marquee Dayclub as their party destination and dined at Lavo and Tao.



The Marquee Dayclub is located at the new hotel in Las Vegas called the Cosmopolitan and of course the former Pussycat Doll turned solo artist wouldn’t settle for less! And just look at the cake they brought to her that afternoon! Nicole also dressed in a sweet leopard print for her poolside outing. We hope Nicole enjoyed her birthday.





Chris Brown also celebrated his birthday in Sin City. Turning 22, the star chose Pure, the nightclub, as his place to party at. Chris chose to go without a shirt that night, and we are not complaining!  As he showed off his tatted-up chest and a great smile for the camera, it seemed that he fully enjoyed his Vegas birthday in style. Pure Nightclub is located in the Caesars Palace hotel and is a frequent hotspot for celebs.




Moving over to Mumbai, Bollywood star, Preity Zinta, and speedy champ, Brett Lee, were spotted sharing an intimate dinner in Mumbai Olive, a celebrity hotspot. The couple dined and enjoyed each other’s company for more than two hours, so while they have yet to announce they are a couple, we think they might in the near future. What do you think of this possible couple-to-be?


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July 11, 2011

Happy birthday to the mystery planet

By Alex Hudson BBC News Neptune Neptune is about to celebrate its first birthday. On 12 July it will be exactly one Neptunian year – or 164.79 Earth years – since its discovery on 24 September 1846. But why do we still know so little about the distant planet?


About 4.4 billion kilometres away from Earth lies Neptune, the first planet in the solar system to be discovered deliberately.


After the classification of the planet Uranus in the 1780s, astronomers had been perplexed by its strange orbit. Scientists came to the conclusion that either Isaac Newton’s laws were fundamentally flawed or that something else – another planet – was pulling Uranus from its expected orbit.


And so the search for the eighth planet began.


“It was such an incredible mathematical business, it makes searching for a needle in a haystack look like a 10-minute job for a child,” says Dr Alan Chapman, author of the Victorian Amateur Astronomer.

While mathematical predictions had been made over the previous decades, it was not until French mathematician Urbain le Verrier’s theories were tested at the Berlin observatory by Johann Gottfried Galle that the planet was first seen.


After only an hour or so of searching, Neptune was observed for the first time on the night of 23 September 1846. It was found almost exactly where le Verrier had predicted it to be.


Independently, British scientist John Couch Adams also produced similar results, and now he and Verrier are given joint credit for the discovery.

The Solar System Following Pluto’s declassification in 2006, Neptune is now the outermost planet in the solar system

But many claim it was not Galle who documented the planet first, but the famous astronomer and mathematician Galileo. In his famous work The Starry Messenger, some evidence points to his discovery.


“If you look at the drawings for January 1613, you can see a fantastic drawing of Jupiter and its moons,” says Dr Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society.


“It even includes an object labelled as ‘fixed star’ which is the first telescopic drawing of the planet Neptune.”


Controversy aside, comparatively little is still known about the planet.

Unfriendly lump

Part of the problem is that there is no way for the planet to be viewed with the naked eye and until the Hubble telescope, scientific observation was very difficult.


So what is Neptune like?

Continue reading the main story Neptune Named after Roman god of the sea, it’s the Solar System’s outermost planetCannot be seen from Earth without a telescope or binocularsCovered by bright blue methane clouds that whip around the globe at speeds measuring more than 1,600km/h (994mph)Though its diameter is four times that of the Earth’s and it is 17 times as big, it is less dense and doesn’t have a solid surfaceIt is, on average, about 4.5 billion km (2.8 billion miles) from the SunThe distance between Neptune and the Sun varies by 101 million km (63 million miles) depending on where the planet is in its orbit Its atmosphere is made up of 80% hydrogen, 19% helium and traces of methaneThere are 13 known moons which orbit Neptune, the largest of which is Triton”It’s a frozen lump of frozen gases and I suppose not a terribly friendly place,” says Dr Chapman.


“Let’s wish it a happy birthday but perhaps let’s keep as far away from it as we can as it won’t give you a welcome.”


One of the things most interesting to scientists about Neptune is the weather.


“Cloudy with a chance of methane” is how planetary scientist Heidi Hammel, of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (Aura), describes it.


Winds can reach 1,930km/h (1,200mph), creating storms unimaginable on Earth. These huge storms are seen as dark spots in a similar way to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter.


The reason astronomers know so little is because the planet has only been photographed once from close range – on the Voyager 2 mission in 1989. And because its seasons last 40 Earth years, only Neptune’s spring and early summer have been closely documented.


“Every time we go to a telescope and look at this planet, it’s doing something new, it’s doing something we hadn’t thought of before,” says Dr Hammel.


What Dr Hammel found was that storms were appearing and forming and changing much more quickly than had previously been thought. She was looking at a planet very different from the photos taken by Voyager 2.


“We really have only been observing Neptune with big telescopes since shortly before 1989,” she says.


“We haven’t been looking long enough. This planet is not for the impatient.”

Pluto’s place

The chance to find out more about the planet close-up still seems a long way away – more than just the billions of kilometres in distance.


Nasa missions to discover more about the planet have been sidelined for the moment due to budget constraints. The Neptune Orbiter mission, once planned to launch sometime in 2016, no longer features on Nasa’s proposed mission list.


“We’ve never had a mission that’s been dedicated to Neptune,” says Dr Robin Catchpole, of Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy.

Galileo Galileo is credited with observing Neptune more than 200 years before its existence was confirmed

“We know how it fits into the sequence of planets as far as composition goes but we don’t know a lot.”


Even the New Horizons mission to discover more about Pluto and the outer reaches of the solar system – due to pass through the orbit path of Neptune on 24 August 2014 – has not been organised to closely monitor Neptune.


Instead, photos are being taken of it and its moon to test the imaging equipment rather than for any major scientific purposes.


And this mission is allowing some to question whether Pluto could be reclassified as the ninth planet in the solar system after its primary planet title was taken away in 2006.


If it was reinstated, Neptune would lose the honour of being the furthest planet from the Sun.


“Whether Pluto is called a planet or not is a matter of semantics,” says Dr Catchpole.


“The situation with the classifications is that Pluto doesn’t fit into the [current] system very well. I don’t think it’s ever going to change again.”


So happy birthday Neptune. Though lighting any candles on a birthday cake might be tricky in those high winds.

July 7, 2011

A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William is one Oxford loafer closer to death’s door today. That’s right, it’s the Duke of Cambridge’s 29th birthday and while he may be celebrating by being boring — real stretch, Will — FashionIndie will celebrate with a stroll down memory’s sartorial lane. It’ll be a short stroll since the Duke is no Duchess of Cambridge, but it was either this or drinking ale at the local pub and if I’m going to pass out a bar I’d rather it be from possible alcohol poisoning rather than poisonous ennui.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


You’d think with a style icon like Princess Di that the fashionable apple wouldn’t fall that far from the tree.  Well, some fruit’s just rotten. However, I think we all know who was responsible for Will and Harry‘s adorable contrasting tie and pocket square combo.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Will apparently modeled for the Pauper Prince catalog — I’m pretty sure I made that up — thus explainig these awful vests.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


If there’s anything men should wear more of it’s a riding boot.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Remember when Wiill was the cute one and Harry was the rough one? Well, those tables quickly turned, but while Harry may look all kinds of rough right here, he gets bonus points for his lesbian-mom-on-the-town jean/white shirt combo over Will’s frumpy, lesbian-mom-running-errands corduroy/sweater look.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Here Prince William is serving me Dapper English Gentleman, complete with bowler hat and snide facial expression.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


When Will started dating Kate Middleton, not much changed in his wardrobe but Kate — realizing the huge diamond tiara she’d be slipping into — learned a thing or two.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


While all eyes were on Kate — and the stray leer on Pippa‘s backside — on their wedding day, Will looked dashing in his traditional royal regalia.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Give me a tux and a bowtie. Even with that glaringly thinning hair, Will looks every inch the luxe lad and he’s got the best accessory at his side…Harry’s weed pipe.


Happy Birthday Prince William!


July 1, 2011

A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Prince William is one Oxford loafer closer to death’s door today. That’s right, it’s the Duke of Cambridge’s 29th birthday and while he may be celebrating by being boring — real stretch, Will — FashionIndie will celebrate with a stroll down memory’s sartorial lane. It’ll be a short stroll since the Duke is no Duchess of Cambridge, but it was either this or drinking ale at the local pub and if I’m going to pass out a bar I’d rather it be from possible alcohol poisoning rather than poisonous ennui.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


You’d think with a style icon like Princess Di that the fashionable apple wouldn’t fall that far from the tree.  Well, some fruit’s just rotten. However, I think we all know who was responsible for Will and Harry‘s adorable contrasting tie and pocket square combo.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Will apparently modeled for the Pauper Prince catalog — I’m pretty sure I made that up — thus explainig these awful vests.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


If there’s anything men should wear more of it’s a riding boot.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Remember when Wiill was the cute one and Harry was the rough one? Well, those tables quickly turned, but while Harry may look all kinds of rough right here, he gets bonus points for his lesbian-mom-on-the-town jean/white shirt combo over Will’s frumpy, lesbian-mom-running-errands corduroy/sweater look.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Here Prince William is serving me Dapper English Gentleman, complete with bowler hat and snide facial expression.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


When Will started dating Kate Middleton, not much changed in his wardrobe but Kate — realizing the huge diamond tiara she’d be slipping into — learned a thing or two.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


While all eyes were on Kate — and the stray leer on Pippa‘s backside — on their wedding day, Will looked dashing in his traditional royal regalia.


A Birthday Fashion Retrospective with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge


Give me a tux and a bowtie. Even with that glaringly thinning hair, Will looks every inch the luxe lad and he’s got the best accessory at his side…Harry’s weed pipe.


Happy Birthday Prince William!