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Robert Pattinson to Spend Christmas with Kristen?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Break-ups, Rumors,

Kristen Stewart and Robert PattinsonRobert Pattinson may spend Christmas with Kristen Stewart.

The Twilight Saga actor is reportedly being forced into a decision over staying in Los Angeles with his former flame or returning to his hometown of London to be with his family - who allegedly disapprove of rumors the couple have rekindled their on-off romance.

"He's supposed to go home to London for Christmas, but Kristen wants him to stay with her in LA. He's torn," a source revealed to Life& Style magazine.

Robert's family are distrusting of Kristen following her alleged affair with married Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders last year, and fear the Christmas holidays could spark a reunion between the pair. "They can't stand Kristen; his family is terrified that he'll never get away from her. They think she's bad news, but there's something about Kristen that he just can't resist," the source added.

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Russell Brand Refused Entry to South Africa

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues,

Russell BrandRussell Brand has been refused entry to South Africa.

The 38-year-old comedian was forced to cancel a stand-up performance in Johannesburg on Friday as part of his Messiah Complex World Tour, after authorities banned him from boarding a flight.

"Tonight's J-burg show cancelled. SA authorities REFUSE TO LET ME INTO YOUR COUNTRY. Trying to resolve it [sic]," Russell wrote on Twitter.

The star later believed the situation had been resolved and told his fans he would be able to make it for Saturday's show. "South Africa! I'm allowed in! AUTHORITY YIELDED TO YOUR PEOPLE POWER! I'll be on stage tomorrow night in J-Burg #MessiahComplex [sic]," he exclaimed. Shortly after, it seems Russell was given false hope as he once again reiterated he was "refused entry."  He added, "Banned from South Africa. Here ready to go. Refused entry. Hope I can come soon #MessiahComplex [sic]."

Russell was expected to perform four sold out shows in the city before taking to the stage in Cape Town on November 19.


Natalie Portman Envies Her British Co-Stars

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman would love to live and work in the same place.

The jet-setting Thor: The Dark World star is "envious" of her British co-stars who are able to live and work in the same city because more and more Hollywood productions are making use of London's production studios: "I love working here in London and I'm envious of British actors and British crews because American actors, we end up like gypsies - movie to movie, moving cities every time. But you can have such a fulfilling, wonderful, rich career here between the theatre, the TV, and the film all in one place. It's pretty cool to get to live and work in the same place."

The 32-year-old beauty - who has two-year-old son Aleph with her husband Benjamin Millepied - also said her mother Shelley Hershlag, who is her agent, often lends out family photos of her as a child to decorate the sets of her films, but joked her mum keeps using the same ones. "I guess the funny thing is that it is the same set of photos she always lends out for every movie I've done for the past 20 years. There's a lot of characters that shouldn't have the same experiences and family photos, but do. Also, all sorts of people have been Photoshopped into them - there's some interesting ones of me and Tobey Maguire from when I'm young, but not real, of course," she explained.


Bleeding Edge TV 460: We talk with Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi about Nespresso U

In this episode we chat with Padma Lakshmi, host of the hit reality cooking competition, Top Chef. Top Chef Seattle is set to begin tomorrow on Bravo, and Padma talks with us about what it's like to host the show, some of the odder moments, and what made shooting in Seattle interesting. She also gives us some cooking and fall entertaining tips, and demonstrates the Nespresso U coffee maker. Padma even tries to school me on fall season entertaining tips so that I can up my game. Check out the full interview in this episode!

Don't forget to vote for Bleeding Edge TV in the 2012 Podcast Awards--we're nominated in the People's Choice and Best Video Podcast categories!


Bleeding Edge TV 459: Boeing United 787 Dreamliner tour

In this episode we bring you a look at the first US-based Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. United Airlines is the first US carrier to receive the latest mid-sized craft from Boeing, and we were able to attend the unveiling and get a tour of the interior of the plane. United Airlines Senior VP of Sales, Dave Hilfman, walks us through the deal and features of the aircraft.


Great deal: Belkin USB Mini Surge Protector for $11.99

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, USB, Hot Deals,

Belkin USB Power strip

The Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB charging is a gadget that we bring with us pretty much everywhere we go. In fact, we have three of them in different rooms at Gear Live, plus another couple that we keep in travel bags. It's become an essential gadget. Why? It's a surge protector with three grounded outlets, and also includes two USB charge ports as well. That means you can power up to five devices at once with this bad boy. They typically cost $19.99, but you can grab one today for $11.99 with free shipping, saving you 40%, with coupon code EXM65392. Definitely worth it if you've got a lot of gadgets, or if you spend time going from place to place.

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FAA gives American AIrlines approval to use iPads in cockpit

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Transportation,

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted American Airlines pilots approval to use iPads during flights, without having to power them off during takeoff and landing.

"What we did was we gave them approval to use iPads as an 'electronic flight bag,'" FAA spokesman Les Dorr confirmed, noting that the official OK was given on Dec. 1.

An electronic flight bag is the paperless version of the traditional flight bag, which weighs about 38 pounds and is comprised of operating manuals, navigational charts, handbooks, checklists, logbooks, weather information, and just about anything a pilot needs to fly a plane. By contrast, the iPad-based flight bag weighs under a pound and a half and has all the necessary materials loaded in app form.

Apple iPads have been used in American's cockpits since June, but because they're considered a "Class 1" device, pilots have had to turn them off during takeoff and landing since then, absent FAA approval.

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Rate everything with Oink, the latest from Kevin Rose

Oink, the service started by Kevin Rose's new incubator, Milk, is now live. You can download the companion app, Oink Builder, on the App Store now for free. Oink allows you to rank and rate the things around you. Unlike other services, like Yelp, that have you rate places, Oink is about rating the things inside the places, rather than the places themselves. Hit the video above to see what we mean.


Airbus says that by 2050 we’ll have transparent planes and biometric boarding passes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Science, Transportation, Videos,

If you've ever been cheated out of a window seat on a flight, you'll appreciate the concept plane Airbus just revealed at an airshow in Paris. In its vision of what air travel might be like in 2050, the aircraft manufacturer showed a plane with a transparent fuselage, giving all passengers a panoramic view of what's outside.

"The idea is to have a technology for the fuselage that's a bit like bones of birds that allows to have large spaces that can turn transparent, in order to look outside and 'live' the panorama in which you are flying," Charles Champion, Airbus' head of engineering, told London's Telegraph (see video below).

Airbus didn't hold back its designers' imaginations in conceiving features for the future plane. Besides a see-through hull that would make Wonder Woman consider a copyright infringement lawsuit, the concept aircraft would also discard the traditional class system of first, business, and economy. Instead, the Airbus from the future would have three zones: a Vitalizing Zone, with "organically grown" seats that can massage you; a recreational Interaction Zone, with pop-up "pods" for things like private dinners and a holographic gaming wall; and a Smart Tech Zone, where the seats adapt perfectly to individuals' size and shape.

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American Airlines will stream video to your devices while you fly starting this summer

american airlines streaming videoPassengers on American Airlines flights are about to get a new perk. Instead of craning their necks to catch reruns of "Monk" and excerpts from "The Tonight Show" on tiny aisle TV sets, they'll be able to wirelessly stream content to their personal devices from the comfort of their own seats.

American announced Tuesday that it will begin testing an inflight streaming service, created through a partnership with Aircell, that gives customers choices of movies and TV shows that they can stream to Wi-Fi-enabled devices in the air.

"American was the first North American airline to launch inflight Wi-Fi, and today we again set a new industry standard as the first domestic airline to test inflight streaming video content," American's vice president of marketing, Rob Friedman, said in a statement. "We know our customers want to be connected on the ground and in the sky, so we are working hard to stay on the leading edge of connectivity through technology enhancements like this."

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