Monday, May 14, 2012

Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea: Date, Start Time, Live Stream, Preview and More

Bayern Munich will try to prevent Chelsea from finally wining the European crown when they host the Blues in the 2012 UEFA Champions League on their home pitch at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
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Chelsea's improbable comeback in the second leg of the semifinal at the Nou Camp against defending champion Barcelona with 10 men gave the team a ton of confidence and the belief that they can overcome any odds.

However, defeating a world-class squad like Munich will be tough for Chelsea since several important players are suspended for the final because of yellow or red cards.
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Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles, John Terry and Ramires will all miss the final for Chelsea, which is a problem that could be intensified if centre-backs Gary Cahill and David Luiz cannot get fit in time for the match.

Ramires is the biggest loss for the Blues because of his ability to defend, score on the attack and give the club pace in the middle of
the pitch. Terry is a big loss as well because of his strong defense and leadership as captain.

Holger Badstuber, David Alaba and Luiz Gustavo will miss the final for Munich, and while these are three quality players, there's no reason why Bayern can't overcome their absences.

Will Chelsea finally achieve their goal of winning the Champions League, or will Munich win their fifth European crown?
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Let's look at everything you need to know for the 2012 Champions League Final.

Where: Allianz Arena; Munich, Germany

Watch: Fox Sports, Sky Sports HD1

Live Stream: UEFA Match Centre

When: Saturday, May 19 at 2:45 p.m. ET

Most Important Player to Watch: Didier Drogba

Friday, May 4, 2012

American Idol's Skylar Laine: "I'm Just Relieved Right Now. No More Stress."

Appearing calm and collected in front of reporters just an hour after she was eliminated, American Idol's Skylar Laine was eager to head home. "I wanna go mud ridin', that's the first thing I'm gonna do!" she said with a smile. "I'm just relieved right now. No more stress."
The fifth-place finish didn't come as a surprise to the country crooner, who used her final moments on the show to comfort her friend and competitor Hollie Cavanagh as they stood on stage in the Bottom Two. "She was in the same place twice before and she thought it was her time to go home, and I just looked at her and said, 'I think you're going to be surprised,'" Laine said.
Laine appeared to be gaining momentum in the competition, with the judges praising her Wednesday night performances. "I went out on a good note," she said. "I don't have any regrets from this whole experience. I've shown what kind of artist I want to be and what kind of album I want to make in the future, if I get the chance."
It was fitting that Skylar's departure came on the night former Idol winner Carrie Underwood returned to perform, and the country superstar is already voicing her support. "I heard Carrie said to someone that the country community's already welcomed me with open arms, and that means a lot to me," said Laine. "Meeting her was amazing, and I'm just ready to go into country music, y'all!"

"The Avengers": Critics praise the action-packed film

(CBS News) A bevy of superheroes hit the big screen Friday in "Marvel's The Avengers," the new action flick from director Joss Whedon. And they are being welcomed by many critics.
There's Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Chris Evans as Captain America.

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Pictures: "The Avengers" premiere
Read more: "The Avengers" earns $178.4 million overseas
When an unexpected enemy threatens global safety, Nick Fury of the international peacekeeping agency,. S.H.I.E.L.D., decides to assemble a team to save the world from disaster.

Reviews are largely positive, with film review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes compiling a 93 percent rating. Still, some critics weren't completely blown away. Wall Street Journal, for example, noted its "slow start."

Here's a sampling of critic reviews:

Movie critic Leonard Maltin: "If every summer blockbuster or comic-book movie were as good as 'Marvel's The Avengers,' I'd greet the upcoming release slate with a lot more enthusiasm ... but there aren't many writer-directors as talented as Joss Whedon. Indeed, it's the writing that sets this film apart from the crowd, in harmony with perfect casting, first-rate visual effects, and other key ingredients."

Movie critic Roger Ebert: "'The Avengers,' much awaited by Marvel comics fans, assembles all of the Avengers in one film: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, the Black Widow and Hawkeye. This is like an all-star game, or the chef's sampling menu at a fancy restaurant."

The Washington Post gave it 3 out of 4 stars, noting: "The performances are so well-pitched in 'The Avengers,' meshing with such vividness and ease that it's tempting to overpraise the good but not great movie that surrounds them."

The Denver Post gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, explaining: "It's two-plus hours of visual brawn, unexpected heartbeats and welcome humor ... Does 'The Avengers' reinvent the genre? Not exactly. But it offers fans -- comic book habitue and moviegoer alike -- an epically enjoyable time that weaves character with action in ways that take serious and playful pleasure in pop culture ideas."

The New York Times review wasn't 100 percent glowing: "The light, amusing bits cannot overcome the grinding, hectic emptiness, the bloated cynicism that is less a shortcoming of this particular film than a feature of the genre. Mr. Whedon's playful, democratic pop sensibility is no match for the glowering authoritarianism that now defines Hollywood's comic-book universe."

Liverpool vs Chelsea Live Stream Online FA Cup Final 5 May, 2012

Preview: After a 1-0 loss to Fulham, Liverpool heads to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup finals against Chelsea. Kenny Dalglish had been very intense about the Cup and that is what makes his crown very heavy. This Saturday the side will face a rampart Chelsea Live Stream ; who willing to take the cup home with no pity on Liverpool. With only three wins from the last thirteen matches of the Premier League, Liverpool is all that nervous in this outing. It is really hard to predict what will happen as Liverpool has already won the Carling Cup but its performance has been still circulating between a sufficient gameplay to reckless soccer. Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson all have come in but they have been quite disappointing. Steven Gerrard also gave his way down and with all that, the whole club seems to be in panic. Referring to statistics, Chelsea has won the FA Cup six times whereas Liverpool won it seven times.

However, Chelsea on the other hand will be facing Bayern in the finals later this month. But regardless of the Germany’s result, Chelsea would want to be in the top for to secure its place in the next year’s competition. Critics include that despite the loss to Newcastle this week, Chelsea will be much more professional this week. To watch the live match, you can login here and get all the updates plus Liverpool Live Stream of your favorite matches.
Match Details
Competition: FA Cup 2012 Final
Date: Saturday 5th May, 2012
Kick OFF: 5:15 PM BST
Venue: Wembly Stadium - London
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