A few nice top celebrity news images I found:
Dawn in the remote wilds of Costa Rica
Image by joiseyshowaa Taken at Lapa Rios on the south end of the Osa Peninsula www.joiseyshowaa.com Web sites using this photo timeshare.holidaygroup.com/2007/avoid-the-sales-pitch-buy... coloredby.blogspot.com/2008/07/dawn-in-remote-wilds-of-co... ecofriend.us/green/visit-costa-rica-save-money-and-the-en... boldlygosolo.typepad.com/boldly_go_solo/2008/08/you-get-o... children-online-live.blogspot.com/2008/08/new-report-from... www.cozmobaby.com/news/2008/08/28/would-you-take-your-kid... www.go-celebritybaby.com/celebrity-babies/would-you-take-... children-online-live.blogspot.com/2008/08/stroller-activi... www.parentdish.com/?icid=NavB_Parent children-online-live.blogspot.com/2008/08/five-ways-to-mo... www.anti-cnn.com/forum/cn/thread-101326-1-1.html viajes.hagaloustedmismo.com/2008/09/24/costa-rica%c2%a1pu... photography.gsseo.com/2008/10/21/spa-and-costa-rica-the-s... photography.gsseo.com/2008/11/09/costa-rica-trips-a-good-... viajes.hagaloustedmismo.com/ www.weheartplaces.com/places/350-costa-rica www.worldhum.com/travel-blog/item/ethical-travel-for-the-... photography.gsseo.com/2008/10/21/spa-and-costa-rica-the-s... www.viajesbaratos.com.es/ www.whatisgoingonblog.com/ www.ecosalon.com/bid-your-way-to-an-ecodestination/ traveltide.blogspot.com/ akumalhome.com/ locuraviajes.com/blog/costa-rica-el-pas-ms-eco-turstico-d... www.tyleringramphotos.com/traveling-with-a-digital-slr/ viajeacostarica.es/ecoturismo-en-costa-rica/ www.soitu.es/soitu/2009/04/02/actualidad/1238708392_26780... www.freetguide.com/2008/10/21/spa-and-costa-rica-the-spa-... blog.ratestogo.com/amazing-race-romania/ www.bizzia.com/articles/retire-in-costa-rica-five-reasons/ webtechman.com/blog/2009/06/12/see-how-you-can-change-the... www.weheartplaces.com/places/350-costa-rica www.greenpacks.org/2009/07/06/happiest-green-place-on-ear... davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=1793 www.seattlemag.com/0p181b17be23/even-the-young-and-restle... www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/co... www.cbd.int/doc/newsletters/bpn/bpn-06.pdf wiredfornoise.com/live-your-life www.happytellus.com/costa-rica www.ehow.com/topic_7231_beach-rentals.html spanish-translation.aaronlanguage.com/reading/reading_spa... www.gadling.com/2010/01/07/win-a-free-trip-to-costa-rica-... www.gobackpacking.com/Blog/2010/01/10/win-costa-rican-adv... www.theaussienomad.com/travel-thoughts/win-a-free-2-week-... scienceprojectideasforkids.com/2010/the-formation-of-acid... www.cheergiver.com/happy-pictures/dawn-in-the-remote-wild... blog.anytrip.com/eco-travel-guide/ www.languageguide.org/im/weather/eng/extra.jsp?lang=es www.languageguide.org/im/weather/eng/extra.jsp?lang=es www.languageguide.org/im/weather/eng/extra.jsp?lang=es www.languageguide.org/anglais/vocabulaire/temps-m%C3%A9t%... www.cheergiver.com/happy-pictures/dawn-in-the-remote-wild...
Sparky The Amazing Talking Budgerigar with a geordie accent
Image by brizzle born and bred Sparkie Williams (1954â"1962) was a talking budgie who provided the inspiration for a new opera by Michael Nyman and Carsten Nicolai. The opera was performed in Berlin in March 2009. Sparkie had a repertoire of more than 500 words and eight nursery rhymes, becoming a national celebrity after fronting an advertising campaign for Capernâs bird seed, and making a record which sold 20,000 copies. After he died, he was stuffed and put on show at Newcastleâs Hancock Museum. Born and bred in North East England, Sparkie was owned by Mrs Mattie Williams, who lived in Forest Hall, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He earned his name after Mrs Williams called him âA bright little spark,' and she taught him to speak, recite songs and sing nursery rhymes. Sparkie had a huge repertoire of words and sayings. By the time he was three-and-a-half, he had won the BBC International Cage Word Contest in July 1958. He was so good, in fact, that he was disqualified from taking part again. Sparkie was courted by bird seed sellers and fronted the advertisement campaign for Capernâs bird seed for two years. He was recorded talking with budgie expert Philip Marsden on BBC radio, and appeared on the BBC Tonight programme with Cliff Michelmore. www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred/2060532032/ When Sparkie died, he was stuffed by the best taxidermist in London and taken on a tour of Britain in an exhibition of his life and work, before coming back to the Hancock Museum in 1996. Sparkie Williams is acclaimed as the worldâs most outstanding talking bird in the Guinness Book of Records. He is now part of the collections owned by the Natural History Society of Northumbria. The new opera inspired by Sparkie is based on Michael Nymanâs 1977 piece Pretty Talk. The original piece used material from a record made by Capernâs bird-food company to help customers teach their pet birds to talk. The 7-inch flexi disc played short sentences spoken by Sparkieâs owner, Mrs Williams, to encourage her pet to speak - followed by replies from Sparkie himself. The new opera, Sparkie: Cage and Beyond, features further recordings from the âSparkieâ archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. A CD of Sparkie talking has already been released. Sparky The Talking Budgie - Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcsSIP8dveE Sparkie Williams Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uH1zSptAGo Information Sources Linguistic budgie inspires opera news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/7963007.stm Talk the squawk www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2002/apr/06/weekend7.weekend6 Tongue-twisting budgie is CD star news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/4839366.stm Budgie tops the bill as mimicry is put on CD www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article743882.ece