april 5 2009

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, photographed leaving the brasserie-style restaurant Pastis in the Meatpacking District on April 5, 2009. They had met up at the famed French bistro a day after their first wedding anniversary.

After their lunch date the couple headed across the road to the Rocawear mobile “Roc Pop Shop.” The temporary retail store was housed in a 50-foot-long truck trailer, which featured an upscale interior outfitted with mohair sofas, suede walls, custom zebra wood cabinetry, a 46-inch flat screen TV, stereo system and a custom gaming zone. After making its first stop in Brooklyn, the store followed Hov around the country on his tour.

‘’Guilty? For ridding the world of another snitch? No, I don’t feel guilty.’’

On April 5, 2009, 34-year-old Angela Simpson concocted a ruse to lure a man confined to a wheelchair into an abandoned apartment with the promise of drugs and sex. Once there, she attacked her disabled victim, Terry Neely, by pulling out his teeth, stabbing him fifty times, driving a three-inch nail into his brain, and battering him to a bloody pulp with use of a tire iron. Among all this, Angela forced her victim to watch each agonizing act being inflicted on him through a mirror. The torture persisted for three more days until she finally ended it all by strangling him with a TV cable.

Angela then dismembered his body into pieces and disposed of them in a trash can, which she lit on fire.

Two weeks later, police tracked down Angela who was already in jail accused of an armed robbery. She proudly admitted to being the culprit behind the grisly murder. 

Sentencing

On August 27, the grand jury indicted her charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping. On March of 2012, Angela pleaded guilty to her charges and was sentenced to life in prison a month later.

Angela did a jailhouse interview after being sentenced where she calmly and impassively expressed her lack of remorse for killing Terry, saying that he was a snitch and got what he deserved. She further went on to state that her only regret is not having tortured him longer.

I don’t want my children or the people I consider family to be in a place where there are snitches,” she said.

Watch a jailhouse interview with Angela Simpson here and here.

Behind the Lens: Photographing the President in 50 Countries

by Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer

Today, President Obama visits Kenya — the 50th country he has visited during his Administration. It’s also my 50th country traveling with the President.

To mark the occasion, as I did when the President visited his 50th state, I chose one photograph from each country that we’ve visited.

Traveling abroad with the President is very different.

Often times, I am at the mercy of the host country for access. Some countries are more accommodating to me than others. I am lucky to have counterpart official photographers in many countries who are extremely helpful to me in this regard. I of course try to return the help to them when they visit the White House with their head of state.

We’re also rarely in any one country for more than a couple of days, which gives us only a partial glimpse of each place. And because of security, the sites we are able to visit are often limited too.

All that said, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to visit the Pyramids in Egypt, Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, the Great Wall in China, Petra in Jordan, and the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar (Burma). (So I really shouldn’t complain too much.)

I hope you enjoy this gallery. And stay tuned — we’ll be adding a photograph from Kenya and additionally, Ethiopia, following his visit next week.

Afghanistan, 2012

Boarding Air Force One at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 1, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Australia, 2014

Holding a koala before the G20 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Nov. 15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Belgium, 2014

Meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and King Philippe in Waregem, Belgium, March 26, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Brazil, 2011

Visiting the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, March 20, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Cambodia, 2012

Departing Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Nov. 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Canada, 2009

Waving to onlookers from the Presidential limousine near Ward Market in Ottawa, Canada, during his first foreign trip as President, February 19, 2009.

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Glee Cast Who been here since the beginning via Season 1: (According to imdb)

Original Glee Club ‘Kids’

  1. Chris Colfer: Kurt Hummel: (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
  2. Lea Michele: Rachel Berry: (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
  3. Cory Monteith: Finn Hudson:  (91 episodes, 2009-2014)
  4. Kevin McHale: Artie Abrams: (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
  5. Jenna Ushkowitz: Tina Cohen-Chang: (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
  6. Amber Riley: Mercedes Jones: (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
  7. Naya Rivera: Santana Lopez: (113 episodes, 2009-2015)
  8. Heather Morris: Brittany S. Pierce: (96 episodes, 2009-2015)
  9. Dianna Agron: Quinn Fabray: (76 episodes, 2009-2015)
  10. Mark Salling: Noah Puckerman:  (97 episodes, 2009-2015)
  11. Harry Shum Jr: Mike Chang: (91 episodes, 2009-2015)
  12. Ashley Fink: Lauren Zizes: (26 episodes, 2009-2015)
  13. Jonathan Groff: Jesse St. James: (14 episodes, 2010-2015)
  14. Dijon Talton: Matt Ruthford: (20 episodes, 2009-2015)

Non Glee Club Original Glee 'kids’

  1. Lauren Potter: Becky Jackson: (56 episodes, 2009-2015)
  2. Max Adler: Dave Karofsky: (29 episodes, 2009-2015)
  3. Josh Sussman: Jacob Ben Israel: (21 episodes, 2009-2014)
  4. James Earl: Azimio: (17 episodes, 2009-2011)

Glee Original Adults: 

  1. Matthew Morrison: Will Schuester:(121 episodes, 2009-2015)
  2. Jane Lynch: Sue Sylvester: (121 episodes, 2009-2015)
  3. Jayma Mays: Emma Pillsburry: (82 episodes, 2009-2015)
  4. Iqbal Theba: Principle Figgans: (58 episodes, 2009-2015)
  5. Mike O'Malley:Burt Hummel: (46 episodes, 2009-2015)
  6. Jessalyn Gilsig: Terrie Schuester: (47 episodes, 2009-2015)
  7. Romy Rosemont: Carole Hudson: (18 episodes, 2009-2015)
  8. Idina Menzel: Shelby Corcoran: (12 episodes, 2010-2013)
  9. Kristen Chinoweth: April Rhodes: (5 episodes, 2009-2014)
  10. Kent Avenido: Howard Bamboo: (6 episodes, 2009-2015)
  11. Stephen Tobolowsky: Sandy Ryerson: (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
  12. Patrick Gallagher: Ken Tanaka: (10 episodes, 2009-2010)

And if you want to get even more deeper, the actors that been here forever, the Glee band guys! Brad the Piano Player! Like gawd damn!THEY Are originals! They made the world first fall in love weith Glee, all these people listed above. 

Glee when it first premiered could have been a failed show, it could have shown a few episodes then got cancelled, but these actors and their characters caught the audience attention and made then want to tune in. these are the original Glee casts! They earned that titles and deserve the respect to keep it! As much as I do adore and even love some new Glee cast and characters, I will never call them an Original because THESE are the Original Glee casts and Characters, them, not no one else. Just them. 

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Shawn Michaels Vs. The Undertaker
WWE WrestleMania 25 - April 5, 2009

It’s no surprise that Mr. WrestleMania is featured in both of my favorite WrestleMania matches. I thought really hard about the two matches I wanted to feature today, and truly, no two men personify glory at WrestleMania quite like The Heartbreak Kid and The Deadman. This is considered by many to be the greatest wrestling match of all-time, and it’s easy to tell why. Absolutely incredible performance by the two greatest wrestlers in WWE history.