Doris Day releasing a new album after 20 years

August 16, 2011

Doris Day is making a musical comeback, releasing her first album in almost 20 years.

The 87-year-old screen legend, had her first hit record Sentimental Journey in 1945.  She went on to become a Hollywood movie star in such film classics as Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much and has won both an Oscar and a Grammy. Read more

Mike Myers Signs For ‘Austin Powers 4′ Sequel

August 13, 2011

HitFix reports that star and creator Mike Myers has signed on to a fourth film in the iconic role of Austin Powers, as the groovy, transported 60s-era British secret agent  The last Austin Powers film was 2002′s critically maligned but massively successful, “Goldmember,” which co-starred Beyonce and made $296,000,000 at the box office.  Meyers made three mega-hit Austin Powers spy spoof flicks in five years before calling it quits.  But Meyers movie career has hit some bumps in the road and this will be his first trip back to the starring live-action big screen since his 2008 bomb.   No word yet on who will be directing, but one has to imagine that the studio and Myers would be interested in bringing back Jay Roach, who directed all three previous films.

Warrant Singer Jani Lane Dead At 47

August 12, 2011

Jani Lane (born John Kennedy Oswald), the former lead singer of the of 1980s hair-metal band Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47.

Police report that Lane’s body was found Thursday in a Woodland Hills hotel, but no immediate information on the cause or circumstances of his death. Read more

U.S. set to call for al-Assad to step down as violence mounts in Syria

August 10, 2011

Source: Wikipedia. Author Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom / ABr

The United States appears to be moving toward issuing an explicit call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, U.S. government sources have leaked.  The news comes after several Arab nations condemned the violence, also prompting the United Nations Security Council to meet again Wednesday, a week after issuing a strong statement condemning the government crackdown on opposition protesters and calling for the violence to stop.  Read more

‘Explosive’ Jackie O Confession Tapes Reportedly Set to be Released (False Rumor)

August 8, 2011

It seems that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis recorded secret confession tapes with the historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., but asked that they not be released until 50 years after her death, fearing the confessions would have made her family targets for revenge. According to the London Daily Mail they’ve been vaulted since their recording a few months after her husband’s death, and although she died only 17 years ago, her daughter Caroline Kennedy has agreed to release them early and have them aired on a special program on ABC. It is believed she agreed to the release in exchange for the network dropping their $10 million series about the family.

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Ted Bundy’s Newly Found DNA Could Help Solve Cold Cases

August 6, 2011

Ted Bundy Mug Shot - 1980

Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, known for his charm and good looks, confessed to more than 30 murders before he was sent to Florida’s electric chair in 1989, but experts have always believed there were more. The true toll of Bundy’s killing sprees is likely never to be known precisely, but more than two decades after his execution in Florida, a vial of Ted Bundy’s blood has been found in Florida and investigators will use the newly discovered evidence to try to solve cases that went cold decades ago. Read more

‘Credible Lead’ In 40-Year-Old D.B. Cooper Airline Hijacking (Update)

August 1, 2011

One of America’s greatest unsolved crimes in which a hijacker parachuted out of a plane with $200000 ransom money has a credible new lead according to the FBI.  Famed hijacker DB Cooper disappeared when he jumped out of a plane over Washington with $200,000 dollars in ransom  the night before Thanksgiving, 1971.  His fate remains unknown, although law enforcement have previously said they believe he died the night he jumped.  Read more

Phoenix Medical Marijuana Superstore Opens

June 2, 2011

A California-based company has opened a medical marijuana growing supply superstore Wednesday in Phoenix called weGrow, selling what you need to grow your own supply.  Two other weGrow stores billed as the Walmart of marijuana stores first opened in California. The 21,000 square-foot Phoenix store does not offer marijuana for sale, but does have some 2,000 products for the cultivating of medical marijuana, including hydroponic equipment, grow lights, books and irrigation trays. A doctor is also available at an adjacent clinic to give eligible patients the medical approval needed to apply to state health departments for cards authorizing them to legally grow and use medical marijuana. State law allows qualified patients who live more than 25 miles from a dispensary to grow up to 12 plants for their personal use, and for designated caregiver to grow marijuana for up to five people.  The opening of the store was made possible by the approval last fall of medical cannabis by Arizona voters and was supposed to coincide with the first day Arizona would accept applications for medical marijuana users, but the state has gone to federal court over the matter to make sure residents will not be prosecuted for federal crimes.

Senate Ethics Report: Sen. Coburn Up to His Eyeballs in Ensign Scandal

May 13, 2011

(ChattahBox Political News)—Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), the right-wing evangelical lawmaker and former roomie of disgraced former Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) at the notorious C-Street residence, was less than truthful in his testimony to the Senate Ethics Committee. The Committee released a scathing, and shocking report yesterday filled with salacious details of Ensign’s efforts to cover up a sleazy affair with Cindy Hampton, a campaign staffer and wife of his best friend and close political aide Doug Hampton. The report of the “Preliminary Inquiry Into the Matter of Senator John E. Ensign,” found evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Ensign, including obstruction of justice, making false and misleading statements and serious violations of federal law. The report, which has been forwarded to the Department of Justice recommending a criminal investigation, shows that Coburn’s testimony minimizing his role in the cover up of Ensign’s sex scandal, is directly contradicted by other witnesses. Coburn was in fact a key player and middleman between Ensign and Doug Hampton during negotiations to pay off the Hamptons with a settlement in the millions, in which officials of the C-Street were also heavily involved. Coburn now faces his own Senate investigation for his unseemly and possibly criminal actions. Read more

Trump: It’s ‘Bad for the Country’ to Criticize ‘a Very Successful Person’ Like Me (Video)

May 11, 2011

(ChattahBox Political News)—Reality TV star and all around braggart Donald Trump, has spent the last several weeks peddling vile race-baiting falsehoods attacking the legitimacy of our first black president. After President Obama neatly trumped the “Carnival Barker,” by releasing his long-form birth certificate from Hawaii, Trump was shown to be the utter fool that he is. His racist birtherism, and questioning of Obama’s ability to get into Harvard on his own, no longer served as catnip for cable news, except on Fox News that is. As he makes the necessary moves to extricate himself from his fake presidential campaign, Trump phoned in to Fox News’ On the Record last night to whine about the media having the gall to criticize the very “successful person” of Donald Trump; the king of deal makers. Trump actually said “it’s very bad for the country,” to bash “accomplished” media whores staging fake presidential campaigns to gain publicity for a reality TV show. No, really. Read more

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