Takuma Sato earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole and become the first Japanese pole sitter in the IZOD IndyCar Series Friday at Iowa Speedway.
Sato turned a two-lap average of 180.375 mph at the .875-mile oval.aid.
“I want to say a big thank you to the whole team, the fans, the sponsors and everyone who has supported me. It is a fantastic achievement. I knew we were going to be competitive because of last year and this morning I was truly comfortable in the car,” Sato said.
“I could feel where we needed to be with the setup for qualifying. Working so closely today with the three KVRT – Lotus drivers, working so closely with my engineers, we had a great answer. The mechanics also did a great job preparing the car. I am very pleased with today’s result.”
Wheeling the No. 7 car for Andretti Autosport, Danica Patrick averaged 180.210 mph and will start next to the KV Racing Technology-Lotus driver.
Tony Kanaan (179.833) and rookie JR Hildebrand (179.569) will share Row 2.
“Not a bad run for the GEICO – KV Racing Technology – Lotus guys. This track is always a challenge and to qualify near the front is a big advantage,” Kanaan said.
“You know, you always hate to see your number fall from the pole position during qualifications, but if it has to happen the only way it is acceptable is for a teammate’s number to be sitting on top of yours. I am proud for Takuma and for the KVRT – Lotus organization as a whole.”
Points leaders Will Power (179.474) and Dario Franchitti (179.474) will share Row 3 at the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by Pioneer.
Despite winning the pole, Sato was involved in a two-car accident late in the final practice session with Alex Tagliani.
Top 10: 2009 Beach Bodies So far
These are our top 10 2009 beach bodies today with number 9 . If you come back tomorrow you will find number 8 here, and so on for ten days long. Enjoy
Even though Danica Patrick is hell-bent on taking over the testosterone-fueled world of IndyCar, she’s still very much in touch with her feminine side. She recently finished third at the Indy 500, but we’d like to assert that her sultry spreads in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Shape will forever be career highlights, at least in our books. Danica Patrick placed fourth in the 2005 running of the Indianapolis 500, making her the top-finishing woman ever at the famous auto race. It was Patrick’s first Indy 500 appearance and she was named Continue reading
Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron are vying for Choice Male Hottie Teen Choice Award with the likes of Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. The list of nominees for 2009 Teen Choice Awards has been unveiled and it sees the likes of Robert Pattinson and Zac Efron being nominated for Choice Male Hottie prize. Both movie heartthrobs vie for the category with fellow actors that include Chace Crawford, Jonas Brothers, and Taylor Kitsch. Zac and the Jonas boys, additionally, are nominated for Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male. Their competitors for the gong include “American Idol” season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West. As for Choice Female Hottie Teen Choice Award, the nominees are Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Vanessa Hudgens, Beyonce Knowles, and Blake Lively. Miley, in the meantime, is also nominated for the category of Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female. She competes against the likes of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Rachel Bilson, and Eva Longoria. Beside them all, this year’s Teen Choice Awards also lists senior actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie among its nominees. The celebrity partners are vying for the category of Choice Celebrity Activist. 2009 Teen Choice Awards will be aired Monday, August 10, on FOX. Jonas Brothers have been tapped to serve as both hosts and performers at the 11th annual awards gala. Fans ages 13-19 can vote once each day for their favorite in movie, TV, music, and other categories starting from today at Teen Choice Awards 2009.
List of 2009 Teen Choice Awards Nominees in Sports and Other Categories:
Choice Male Hottie
Choice Female Hottie
Choice Web Star
Choice Red Carpet Icon: Male
Choice Red Carpet Icon: Female
Choice Celebrity Activist
Choice Athlete: Male
Choice Athlete: Female
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male
Paul Rodriguez (Skateboarding)
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Kelly Slater (Surfing)
James Stewart (Motocross)
Shaun White (Snowboarding)
Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female
Gretchen Bleiler (Snowboarding)
Torah Bright (Snowboarding)
Stephanie Gilmore (Surfing)
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins (Skateboarding)
Carissa Moore (Surfing)
The dancer-turned-actress Jennifer Morrison made her film debut in the movie “Intersection.” She has also starred in “Urban legends Final Cut” and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” but she currently has a role on the Fox drama “House.” The actress was born August 19, 1979, in Chicago and has dated co-star Jesses Spencer. An actress who first earned her critical laurels (and reeled in a substantial television fanbase) as Dr. Alison Cameron on the blockbuster medical drama House (2004), Jennifer Morrison grew up well outside the realm of Hollywood, in a middle-class family in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. As a preteen and teenager, Morrison entered showbusiness via modeling, appearing in innumerable print campaigns and gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids at one point; after wrapping up high school, she attended Loyola University as a theater major (reportedly graduating in only three years) and subsequently trained with the legendary Steppenwolf theatrical ensemble, onetime home to such stars as John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and Glenne Headly. From there, Hollywood fame was merely a short leap away; by the time of her Loyola graduation, Morrison had already officially debuted onscreen, with a small part as the daughter of Richard Gere and Sharon Stone in the psychological drama Intersection (1994) and a more significant role as a missing girl who psychically haunts Kevin Bacon in the supernatural thriller Stir of Echoes (1999). Morrison signed for her first lead with a role that many felt unworthy of her talents and intelligence: that of Amy Mayfield, a young film student who gets in way over her head amid a thesis project on urban legends, in John Ottman’s slasher outing Urban Legends: The Final Cut (2000). Subsequent projects included Michael Davis’s teen-oriented romantic comedy 100 Women (2002), Casey La Scala’s teen comedy Grind (2003), and — as something of a nadir — the critically despised holiday gross-out fest Surviving Christmas (2004), in which she played Ben Affleck’s snotty girlfriend. As indicated, House represented Morrison’s breakthrough and the role that finally brought her public attention. The long-running Fox drama told of Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a diagnostician with an astounding degree of medical knowledge and an absolute dearth of social skills. As Dr. Cameron (an immunologist with a not-so-secret crush on the physician), Morrison brought a much-needed dose of warmth and vulnerability to the series. Morrison subsequently made headlines in 2007, when she was tapped to appear as Winona Kirk, James T. Kirk’s mother, in J.J. Abrams’s much-anticipated 11th installment of the Star Trek series.
Take your pick and let us know below. Who is your favorite and why.
Alyssa Milano, Amanda Bynes, Angelina Jolie, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Hathaway, April Bowlby, Ashley Tisdale, Britney Spears, Brooke Burke , Carmen Electra, Carrie Underwood, Catherine Bell, Charlize Theron, Christina Aguilera, Eva Larue,
Eva Longoria, Fergie, Gina Gershon, Hayden Panettiere, Heather Locklear, Heidi Montag, Helen Flanagan, Hilary Duff, Jane Krakowski,
Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Tilly, Jessica Alba, Jessica Beil, Jessica Simpson, Joanna Levesque, Julianne Hough,
Kaley Cuoco, Kate Beckinsale, Katharine McPhee, Katherine Heigl, Kelly Brook, Kim Kardashian, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Bell, Kristin Cavallari, Kristin Chenoweth, Lindsay Lohan, Lisa Rinna, Lucy Pinder, Mariah Carey, Marisa Tomei, Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus, Minka Kelly,
Miranda Kerr, Monica Bellucci, Nadine Coyle, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Paula Abdul, Raquel Welch, Rose McGowan, Salma Hayek,
Sarah Palin, Scarlett Johansson, Shauna Sands, Shawn Johnson, Summer Glau, Tara Reid, Tina Fey, Tricia Helfer, Aishwarya Rai,
Ali Larter, Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Ladd, Christina Applegate, Courtney Thorne Smith, Danica Patrick, Farrah Fawcett, Gina Gershon,
Jaclyn Smith, Jaime Pressly, Jami Gertz, Jane Seymour, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Morrison, Jennifer Tilly, Jessica Alba,
Joanna Garcia, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Kari Byron, Katie Couric, Lisa Rinna, Marin Hinkle, Michelle Ryan, Minka Kelly, Penelope Cruz ,
Salma Hayek, Valerie Bertinelli.
Any other suggestions? Let us know!
The actress earned a whopping $27 million last year, Parade magazine reports in its April 12 issue. (She made the same amount in 2007 as well — out-earning Angelina Jolie , who made $14 million.) Compare Jen and Angie’s lives. Teen country star Taylor Swift took home $5.5 million — more than double the $2.25 Britney Spears made. And talk about a power couple: Jay-Z made $82 million, while his wife of a year Beyonce cashed $80 million. Tina Fey may resemble Sarah Palin, but their salaries are drastically different. The 30 Rock star banked $4.6 million; the Alaska governor made $125,000. SNL alum Will Ferrell made $31 million. Talk show host Kelly Ripa raked in $8 million, while Patrick Dempsey socked away $3.5 million on Grey’s Anatomy. Tyler Perry , famous for his “Madea” movies, cashed $125 million. Tiger Woods — who was out of commission with a knee injury for a few months — earned a whopping $125 million. Madonna ‘s former fling Alex Rodriguez banked $34 million with the Yankees. Race car driver Danica Patrick took home $7 million. Barbie — who just celebrated her 50th birthday — made the most of all: $3.3 billion!
Tell Us: how many million you would like to earn and with what.