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About Sergio Cortes: His Career as MJ Impersonator

Sergio Cortes is one of the best impersonators of the legendary pop star, Michael Jackson. His clothes, voice, moves are very similar to those of Michael to an extent that his videos are confused to be of the real MJ. Sergio has taken his talents and skills as his career so that he can keep MJ’s fan entertained even after he passed on. In an interview published through R7.com, Sergio is reported to be a very talented artist in composing, singing, as well as dancing. Indeed, it’s not easy to copy a famous artist like MJ and be very successful the way Sergio has done.
Those fans who have never heard of Sergio are amazed and mesmerized by his talents when they watch him perform. Cortes says that it’s a privilege to have similar characters like those of MJ, and you will be left wondering whether the pop idol has re-surfaced from the ashes. Today, Sergio is regarded as the number one impersonator of Michael Jackson, who died in 2009. Sergio was born in Spain, 43 years ago, is being recognized as a celeb in Brazil, his home country. His interest in impersonating MJ started way back when Michael had just began his career in the Jackson 5 group.
Sergio started to pay attention to MJ as he sang, danced, and way he approach his fans. When he was still a teenager, a local journalist invited him to pose for photos while dressed like MJ. When the photos were posted, they went viral and he started receiving invitations to perform like Michael in many countries. Today, Sergio’s resemblance to MJ has earned him several performance invitations, and also attracting huge number of followers on his social media accounts. If you are interested to know more about Sergio, you can follow him on his Facebook his Twitter account.

Through his social media accounts, Sergio has managed to receive proposals for new shows, and also chatting with his fans. After the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, Sergio admits that he was greatly affected and saddened by that unexpected event. Through his skills, Sergio has managed to keep MJ’s fans entertained and also helping them to overcome the loss of their entertainer. In fact, several people have tried to impersonate Michael Jackson, but Sergio has done it excellently to emerge as the favorite.

A Glimpse Into the Mind of Bestselling Author Dr. Daniel G. Amen

Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a author of several books. He is a brain disorder specialist that has become the authority on the brain and how it works with other areas of the body. He has written books about the relationship of the brain and the role it places in sex, weight loss, spirituality and depression. People are intrigued about his take on how the brain serves as the nucleus to feeling better and living a better life.

In addition to this plethora of published works, Amen is also in charge of directing the Amen Clinics. In this role Amen has a hands-on approach to the issues that he has written about in his books. This plays a very direct role in his success. Amen has done extensive studies on things like brain injuries for the NFL. He is has also devised diagnostic tools that are still used in the Amen clinics today. This gives him a great deal of credibility in the matters concerning the brain. That is why his books continue to sell. Amen has documented proof that can be easily referenced. 

Dr. Daniel Amen has carved out a niche in writing about the brain because he has managed to create books that have addressed very inspiring topics. There are books like “The Magnificent Mind at Any Age” and “Healing Anxiety and Depression.” These books give lots of people hope about treatment disorders that they may have. It also gives optimism to other people that are worried about the possibilities of declining health as they get other. 

Dr. Amen has contributed to websites like the Huffington Post. He has created articles about brain healthy foods and things that people can do to boost their mental clarity. He gives thorough advice about those foods that are going to boost brain power and reduce the possibilities of brain disorders. He has helped lots of people unleash the power of their brains through simple routines. His extensive study and work hours in the field of brain disorders has given him the ability to give many of his readers a renewed life. 

He has also produced videos like “Healing ADD in 30 Days” that give people step-by-step instructions for moving beyond attention deficit disorder at home. This type of groundbreaking work has allowed Dr. Daniel G. Amen to be called up by professionals from many different walks of life. His authority is greatly valued.

The Spark is Gone

According to US Magazine online author Nicholas Sparks and his wife of 25 years Cathy are splitting. Say it ain’t so. Nicholas Sparks has brought fans like John Textor all sorts of tragic romantic novels including The Notebook, Dear John, The Last Song, and A Walk to Remember. All of which have been made into wonderful, sappy romantic movies. 

The couple share 5 children together and have been together since 1989. Nicholas even credits his wife for the inspiration for most of his female characters. What a shame they couldn’t stick it out. However, it makes me wonder now that if there wasn’t a tragedy in his novels that split the couples apart if they would truly stay together? Nicholas and Cathy have released a statement saying that they are splitting however they are remaining friends for the sake of raising their children together. 

What a tragic ending for their love story.

Taylor Swift Vs. Spotify

Taylor Swift makes millions upon millions every year, so it’s no surprise to see her name in the headlines, especially after her new album, 1989 just dropped this October.

But Swift has recently made the decision to pull herself out of Spotify, which means her music will no longer be available for streaming for the people who want to listen to it there. Her whole catalog is now off of the site, and she wasn’t expecting this large of a reaction, or much of a negative one, either. She talked about the incident when she sat down with The Hollywood Reporter.

“I didn’t think that it would be shocking to anyone,” Swift said. “With as many ways as artists are personalizing their musical distribution, it didn’t occur to me that this would be anything that anyone would talk about.”

After all the articles Dan Newlin keeps forwarding me, it sure seems like anything the new pop singer does ends up getting her name at the top of hundreds and articles and headlines.

Luckily for T-Swift, not all the comments made on her decision to remove herself from the popular online streaming option was all negative. She did end up getting a ton of support and respect from many other artists that are in the industry.

“I could never have expected so many text messages, emails and phone calls from other artists, writers and producers saying thank you,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.

Why No Sex In Harry Potter?

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are fans of the Harry Potter books and movies. The series of movies ended in the year 2011, and the books had stopped being written years before the Harry Potter Books. Although Harry Potter books are for children, many adults like Vijay Eswaran of QI Group love them as well. Many have analyzed the books, and wonder why there is no sex at all in the Harry Potter books. The books are about many children that are in a school together all the time, but it never mentions sex at all.

Although it’s not unusual for sex to be left out of adolescent, or children’s books, the fact that Harry Potter grew up through the different books, makes it even more strange. Many have the theory that because the characters were pure and genuinely good characters, that sex was never added to the books. Sex would somehow ruin their purity, even though crushes, attractions, and ultimately sex, are a part of life, and sometimes a part of adolescence. Although sex may have also ruined the likability of the Harry Potter books, it would’ve made it more realistic.

The author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling’s has recently stated that she will be releasing 12 new Harry Potter stories leading up towards Christmas. One story will be released each day, all the way up until Christmas day. Of course, many are excited about the recent news of upcoming Harry Potter tales.

New Harry Potter Coming Soon

For those who are fans of  J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, they will be pleased to know that there are 12 upcoming stories from the writer. As pointed out by Darius Fisher, they will be released online. New Harry Potter Stories. The 12 stories will be released starting December 12, 2014 and they will come out at 8 AM every day, going up towards Christmas. This is great news for Harry Potter fans, as the movies ended in 2011, and the books stopped coming in 2007. With the release of the upcoming Harry Potter stories, the J.K. Rowling website Pottermore, will be abuzz.

The website features several different stories, as well as updates about anything that has to do with Harry Potter. It’s not certain if any movies are planned for the future, or full-length books, but it’s not as if the writer needs to pen another book in her lifetime. J.K. Rowling is the first writer in history to become a billionaire, simply from writing books. It doesn’t hurt that the Harry Potter movies based on her books, have also made billions of dollars as well.

Sometimes it’s the love of your work, not the love of the money, that drives you to create new additions to your work such as music, books, and movies. It’s obvious that Rowling is in love with what she does, and will continue to put out works at one point or another, just to please her fans

The Laurene Powell Jobs Effect

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Internet mogul Steve Jobs,  is fast becoming a dynamic American business woman. She was recently ranked 29th on Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women list for 2014.

Laurene Jobs shares a philosophy espoused by many people, including Oprah Winfrey, that we are here on Planet Earth to do as much as we can for as many as we can as often as we can as quietly as we can.

As co-founder of Emerson Collective, Jobs works tirelessly to advance this entities mission dedicated to social entrepreneurship, immigration reform, educational advancement and social justice.  The fact that this organization maintains a non-tax exempt status acts as a shroud allowing philanthropic funding to occur behind the scenes as opposed to foundations which, by law, must disclose all funding sources and expenditures.

This unsung, private, non-publicity seeker was recently touted for her endeavors to insure Emerson’s capacity to channel investments and grants for educational improvement and to focus on teachers and their efforts in classrooms around the globe.

Founded in 1997, College Track is an outgrowth of Emerson. This after-school program focuses on low-income high school youth and their dreams to pursue a college education. The primary goal of College Track is to assist undocumented, foreign-born young people who are otherwise deemed ineligible for federal and state scholarship and tuition assistance programs.

Ms. Jobs serves as a patron of Dream Act, an ordinance designed to provide a legal pathway for these aforementioned youth.  She is credited with having tapped the talents of documentary film giant, David Guggenheim to bring this issue to center stage via a 30-minute presentation entitled “The Dream Is Now” that is available for online viewing.

As a champion of African causes, Laurene Jobs accompanied Hollywood legend Ben Aflack to The Congo and later visited Botswana to further educational opportunities and life-betterment.

As a stepping stone to College Track, New Schools Venture Fund , patronized by Ms. Jobs,, has a goal to close the achievement gap for English as a Second Languaage students at the elementay and middle school level. NSVF assists educators to use grading online software and with the development and implementation of cyberspace teaching tools.

Ms. Jobs’ seat on the Udacity Advisory Board stands as one more proof of her dedication to education.  Udacity is one of many college online programs. According to 2012 statistics, 42 percent of the student body was composed of U.S-born citizens.

On the political scenario, Laurene Powell Jobs is quickly becoming highly-regarded and recognized on The Hill and in other Washington, D.C., sites for her sanctioning of Democratic initiatives including Obamacare and Obama Immigration Reform.  According to Politico, Ms. Jobs is a super-PAC donor for the “Ready for Hillary” pre-presidential campaign activities. Official records indicate that she recently made a maximum $25,000 contribution to this effort.

During a Spring 2013 interview with Brian Williams,  Ms. Jobs spoke about immigration issues and their impact on the future of applicants qualified for  Dream Act assistance. At one point, Ms. Jobs voiced comments made by an un-named lawmaker who said he could not support any policy that would have denied his grandparents the right to immigrate into the American, “The Land of Opportunity.”

Music Artists Losing Money

Piracy is a growing issue, especially in today’s culture. iTunes is slowly fading away and Spotify as well as other “free music sites” are becoming more and more popular. An experiment was done when Taylor Swift’s new album was removed from Spotify.com. Spotify founder Daniel Ek are wanting fans to pay for music again.

Can’t the music artists afford this? They are the millionaires after all, but us? Everyone likes free music. Why is this being taken away from us?

Country singer Jason Aldean is also removing his newest album off Spotify. One man quoted, “Spotify isn’t the enemy, piracy is the enemy.” I couldn’t agree more with this fact. However, this does not seem to be stopping people from illegally downloading this music. BigChampaign, a company that oversees illegal downloads with support from Slow Ventures, has taken note of 1.1 million downloads that have been made from the song “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. Ek state that piracy doesn’t pay artists a penny and eventually hurts their finances. Will people stop the downloading or will it continue to build over the years? Piracy still remains a growing issue and a hot topic in todays new.

Heidi Montag Releasing New Fiction Book

Stop the presses, Heidi Montag’s new venture is now writing novels.

For those of you who aren’t aware of who Heidi Montag is, she had very short lived fame starring on the MTV reality show The Hills’ with the talented, Lauren Conrad. Montag made a spectacle of herself with her tumultuous relationship with Spencer Pratt, a music mogul who couldn’t seem to get a grip on their cheating, bickering and social behaviors. Within the show, Montag and Conrad ultimately ended their friendship.

Montag alleges that her new book will be based on her experience starring on the MTV show but will be a work of fiction. “It’s going to be a fiction book based on a girl from a small town who fell into the limelight of reality TV and the chaos of it,” she claimed to MTV correspondents.

This wouldn’t be the first book for Heidi Montag and her husband, my Hills fanatic friend Sam Tabar tells me. They also have some writing experience from a previous book that flopped majorly in book sales titled, How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press, and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture, which these two would know nothing about. This couple is famous for negative tabloid attention and controversy.