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June 24, 2010

Tupac and R.E.M. are Officially History

Tupac-afeni-shakur  You may know you're getting up in years when the music that had a major impact on your generation and your own little life is deemed historically significant. 

That's what the Library of Congress is saying about Tupac and R.E.M. So thanks, Library of Congress. Because you know this is really all about my mortality. 

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June 23, 2010

Edith Shain,The Nurse from WWII's Famous Times Square Kiss Photograph, Dies

Times-square-kiss-200x300Who doesn't know this famous photograph of an American soldier kissing a nurse in New York's Times Square? The photo, V-J Day in Times Square (aka VJ Day, among other names), was taken on Victory Over Japan Day on August 14, 1945 and grew to iconic proportions after being published in LIFE Magazine.

Edith Shain, the nurse in the photo, passed away on Sunday, June 20 in Los Angeles at the age of 92.

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June 22, 2010

Crazy Ladies With Money - What Happens When They Die?

Old-lady-378x500 You know that crazy old lady at the end of the block? You know who I am talking about. The one that owns ten dogs and feeds all the neighborhood's feral cats. The one that has chased you out of her yard with a broken broom and a can of mace. Yeah, that one. 

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Celebrity Kids Gone Bad: Jeremy London [Who is Jeremy London?]

Jeremy-london-small  No doubt you've read the gossip about the recent goings-on with Jeremy London.  Homegirl has gotten himself into a hot mess of an intricate situation that seems to have been devised by the writers of Six Feet Under, a four year old and a Choose Your Own Adventure book with half the pages missing. 

So, Jeremy London.  Aside from him being in the center of a riveting bad-accident-scene-type story, who the eff is Jeremy London?

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June 17, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne's DNA to Be Mapped, Played Backwards to Find Satanic Messages

Ozzy-osbourne A group of scientists at a genetics firm have plans to analyze Ozzy Osbourne's genetic code purportedly to better understand how drugs are absorbed into the body. Osbourne was chosen for this project because of his notoriously excessive abuses and seemingly miraculous survival.

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June 08, 2010

Will Smith Was Right After All - Parents Just Don't Understand

Jazzy-fresh  Who'd have thunk it? Either I am getting old or pop culture just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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June 03, 2010

Cartoon Network Reviving Thundercats

Thundercats Thundercats, ho! Thundercats are go! Cartoon Network has announced that it has commissioned a new version of 1980s animated series Thundercats. Mrow! Or something.

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May 27, 2010

And The Funniest Person Alive Is...Tina Fey!

Tina-Fey If you thought the crown should go to Betty White, what with all the Betty White love-o-palooza happening these days, you'd be wrong.  Tina Fey, ladies and gentlemen.  Tina Fey.  Yeah, suck it, nerds.

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May 26, 2010

Brendan Fraser Has a Lot of Integrity

Brendan-fraser The actor is prepared to walk away from a hefty payday because of a dispute with the studio over who should direct -- he'd rather not make the film at all if it means compromising his artistic vision.

This all sounds fantastic until you find out just what movie and directors we're talking about here.

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May 20, 2010

2012 Summer Olympics: Filled With Tea And Crumpets And Creepy, One-Eyed Aliens

Olympics-mascots The official mascots for the 2012 Olympics have been revealed.  Something about having one giant camera eye.  I...am so afraid.

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May 18, 2010

Love You Forever, Robert Munsch

Robert-Munsch Robert Munsch, bestselling children's author and storyteller, revealed he is four months clean after battling cocaine and alcohol addictions.  Turns out one of my childhood heroes is not just a genius - he's human, too.

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May 17, 2010

I See Promises, Promises and Decide the Newsweek Writer is an Idiot

Sean_Hayes Last week newspapers, television, and pop culture at large was all up in arms over Ramin Setoodeh's opinion that openly gay Sean Hayes should not be playing a straight man in the new Broadway musical Promises, Promises. I saw the show this weekend. He's wrong.

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May 14, 2010

Holy Crap, I'm Going to Have to Learn to Silk Screen

Picture 10An Andy Warhol self-portrait sold for $32.5 million at an auction in New York this weekend - more than twice the expected auction price. The guys at Sotheby's said cha-ching!

A self portrait.

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May 12, 2010

If My Parents Named Me Guerdwich Montimere, I'd Be an Imposter, Too, If It Meant I Could Have a New Name

Guerdwich-montimere I loves me a good imposter story: Guerdwich Montimere, a 22-year-old former basketball player at Fort Lauderdale's Dillard High School was also, until recently, a 16-year-old high school basketball player named Jerry Joseph at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas.

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A Love Letter to Andy Rooney

Andy-rooney  Dear Mr. Rooney,

Can I call you Andy? Will you rant on 60 Minutes for five minutes about how the "kids these days" don't have any respect for their elders? I would love it if you'd rant about me, can we make this happen?

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