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Rate your friends and celebs with faceRate for BlackBerry

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In the tradition of Hot or Not apps, faceRate gives a 1-10 rating for a face, based on measurements such as distance between the eyes, symmetry of the face etc.

Even though the app can be really harsh, it’s pretty fun to use with friends. All you do is take a picture and align the image as per the app’s specifications. The app will give you a 1 to 10 rating which you can use to compare with friends, or against celebrities such as:

Megan Fox: 9.2
Scarlett Johansson: 9.0
Madonna: 8.7
Lady Gaga: 8.5
Katy Perry: 8.3
Angelina Jolie: 8.3
Brad Pitt: 8.2
Gerard Butler: 8.1

faceRate is available $1.99 until November 1st (regularly $2.99).

Celebs and their BlackBerry devices – pics of all your favorites

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Stephanie Pratt and Lauren Bosworth
No More BlackBerry Sightings of Lauren Conrad on The Hills…

Here is why celebs love BlackBerry:

1. It’s a status symbol. If you can afford a BlackBerry Bold, you’re immediately richer than 70% of the rest of the world.
2. It’s easy to type. The Bold and Curve QWERTY keys mean they can write thousands of emails about how Lindsay Lohan looks “skanky.”
3. The security. If their BlackBerry is password protected, there is no way somebody is breaking in to steal their data.

Click through for pics of Lindsay Lohan, Kristin Cavallari, Kanye West and more

Kevin Bacon BlackBerry stolen – only dancing will save it

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It’s Memorial Day so anything goes in terms of news. That being said, Kevin Bacon has enlisted the help of police after his BlackBerry was stolen by a thief in a New York City subway station.

The device was stolen at 10:50 a.m. at the B, D and E station at 53rd and Seventh Avenue. Bacon then took off after the thief, but eventually lost track of the crook through the station’s crowd.

If Kevin Bacon has Google Latitude, he can track his phone and arrest the thief from his desktop.

Are New York’s Cabaret Laws still in place? Because Kevin might be there to shut down the man and bring Footloose back.

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Oprah wrote, and lost, her Michelle Obama essay on BlackBerry

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Oprah Winfrey was working on a tribute to Michelle Obama for “The Time 100″ feature in Time magazine. The feature highlights the world’s most influential people, and Oprah was writing about her experiences at the Obama’s house for dinner.

Being someone as busy and powerful as Oprah, she typed out the 200 word essay on her BlackBerry. At the Lincoln Center, she told the story in front of eavesdroppers and reporters.

“I was doing it on a BlackBerry,” Oprah confessed. “No!” they gasped. “Yes!” she howled. “I’d been saving little notes on my BlackBerry. You know, I’d think of something and I’d put it on BlackBerry in the memo section,” she explained. “And then I went to hit the wrong button and the whole thing deleted! I went to hit ‘Save’ and instead I hit … ‘Oh my God! Oh my God! It’s gone!’ That ever happened to you? And then you can’t remember — not one sentence you wrote.”

“I couldn’t even think for two days,” she said, sighing, weary at the memory. “I couldn’t even, like, think of a sentence. I stared at the BlackBerry, then I hit every button trying to make it come back. I hit ‘Options.’ I did everything!”

Personally, I think someone like Oprah could use some speech to text software. That way, she save time and the text would be automatically emailed to her device, thus saving her from any data loss. If only celebrities had a BlackBerry consultant, this would never happy.

By the way, if Paris Hilton needs a BlackBerry consultant, I’m available. We can work out a “special” rate.

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