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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Huguette Clark cause of death undisclosed

Huguette Clark cause of death undisclosed - Huguette Clark was a multi-millionaire heiress who lived in seclusion for her final 22 years. She left behind a vast fortune, Huguette Clark cause of death undisclosed, as well as empty multi-million dollar mansions in Manhattan, Santa Barbara and Connecticut. william andrews clark sr, huguette clark $500 million, huguette clark mansions photos, Huguette Clark cause of death undisclosed, huguette clark pseudonym harriet chase,

Rihanna Chris Brown

Rihanna Chris Brown - Rihanna Defends Following Chris Brown on Twitter

You just can't put anything past fans on Twitter.

On Saturday, fans of Rihanna were shocked to find that not only was her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown following her on Twitter, but she was following him back. And they were not happy to see their favorite singer showing any signs of reconciliation with her abusive ex, even if was only on a social media site…

One fan actually called Rihanna out on the follow, tweeting at her: " I never thought you would go back to him! You better not, it's your life but you do have (people) that look up to you. e.g. young girls."

The 23 year-old "S&M" singer didn't take too kindly to the idea that Twitter follows meant getting back together with Brown, so she responded to the fan: "its fu--in twitter, not the altar! calm down."

The fan (a 14-year-old girl) then quickly apologized to Rihanna for upsetting her and was rewarded with an apologetic tweet from her idol: "babygirl I'm sorry, I didn't mean to hurt or offend u!

Do you think it's a bad idea for her and Chris Brown to follow each other on Twitter? Or do you agree with Rihanna and think it's harmless?

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Beyonce rumors

Beyonce rumors - Beyonce, Jay Z baby birth rumors continue into 2012

While it has not been confirmed, Beyonce is rumored to have delivered a baby girl. Rumors began Wednesday after a site claimed a source said she was scheduled to check in at a New York area hospital.

According to gossip site MediaTakeOut, the "Love On Top" singer was slated to go into labor at a St. Luke Roosevelt's hospital Wednesday, this after reserving space in the "luxury labor and delivery floor". Since the story broke, there have been numerous speculative reports online but none have been validated.

As widely reported, MediaTakeOut accused Beyonce of wearing a prostetic baby bump earlier this year, following a series of stories in 2010 claiming she was pregnant before the actual announcement was made in August.

This will be the first child for Beyonce and Jay Z.

Source: examiner

Anne Hathaway catwoman

Anne Hathaway catwoman - Anne Hathaway On Catwoman, 'Dark Knight Rises' Scene Revealed

When Anne Hathaway speaks, we listen. When she purrs, Batman better listen up.

Hathaway, who plays Catwoman in the upcoming blowout Batman finale "The Dark Knight Rises," sat down to talk with the LA Times about how she prepared for her role in Christopher Nolan's summer epic. Turns out, she went way back to the original comics, and the actress who helped inspire the feminine feline villain: Hedy Lamarr.

"I know this sounds odd, but her breathing is extraordinary," Hathaway told the paper. "She takes these long, deep, languid breaths and exhales slowly. There's a shot of her in [the 1933 film] 'Ecstasy' exhaling a cigarette and I took probably five breaths during her one exhale. So I started working on my breathing a lot."

According to the book "Hedy Lamarr: the most beautiful woman in film" by Ruth Barton, Batman co-creator Bob Kane was inspired by both Lamarr and Jean Harlow when he created the character, who was first introduced in 1940.

As for Hathaway's performance, as Christian Bale said in November, she may have studied Lamarr, but she made Catwoman her own.

"When [director] Chris [Nolan] watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job," Bale told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. "In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne's role as being the toughest job of any of us."

Source: huffingtonpost

Andy Rooney cause of death complications from minor surgery

Andy rooney + cause of death + complications from minor surgery

Andy Rooney was best known for his weekly commentary “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney,” part of “60 Minutes,” a broadcast he did from 1978 to 2011.

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Notable Deaths 2011

Notable Deaths 2011 - 2011 Notable Deaths - Famous Notable Deaths of 2011, In 2011 we lost many of the world’s most interesting people, including a Motown singer, Bob Dylan’s muse and a reclusive heiress. Scroll through to read more about these and others who passed away this year.

Pete Postlethwaite
Died Jan. 2 (b. 1945)

Pete Postlethwaite was a film actor who starred in “Inception,” “The Usual Suspects” and “Romeo + Juliet,” among many more. He received an Oscar nomination for his role in this IRA drama. pete postlethwaite pancreatic cancer, spielberg says pete postlethwaite is the best actor in the world, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet,

Pete Postlethwaite
Died Jan. 2 (b. 1945)

Pete Postlethwaite was a film actor who starred in “Inception,” “The Usual Suspects” and “Romeo + Juliet,” among many more. He received an Oscar nomination for his role in this IRA drama. Jack LaLanne, jack lalanne respiratory failure due to pneumonia,

Gladys Horton
Died Jan. 26 (b. 1945)

Gladys Horton was the lead singer of the Motown group “The Marvelettes”. See photos of the singer, who suffered several strokes in her later years. the marvelettes, gladys horton cause of death unknown,

J. Paul Getty III
Died Feb. 5 (b. 1956)

Jean Paul Getty III, known as Paul Getty, is a member of the famous Getty family. Specifically he was the grandson of oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty and the father of actor Balthazar Getty. Although extremely wealthy, Getty had a somewhat tragic life. In 1981 he took a mixture of drugs and alcohol, had liver failure, a stroke and was left a quadriplegic. Read about the kidnapping he endured in his youth. j paul getty iii, jean paul getty, j. paul getty iii long illness, quadriplegic,

Suze Rotolo
Died Feb. 25 (b. 1943)

Suze Rotolo was Bob Dylan’s muse in the 1960s. The couple met at a concert when she was just 17 and later lived together in this New York neighborhood. The couple broke up after Rotolo met film editor Enzo Bartoccioli, who would become her husband, during a trip to Italy in 1970. suze rotolo lung cancer , suze calls dylan "elephant in the room of my life",

Nate Dogg
Died March 15 (b. 1969)

Nate Dogg was a rapper known for his collaborations with Dr. Dre, Warren G and 2Pac. He signed with Death Row Records in 1993 and earned four Grammy nominations in his short life. nathaniel dwayne hale, death row records, nate dogg cause of death multiple strokes, the weakest link,

Elizabeth Taylor
Died March 23 (b. 1932)

Iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor is known for a number of films, including “Butterfield 8” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” both which earned her Academy Awards. The actress is also famous for her marriages and her work with the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. elizabeth taylor eight marriages, elizabeth taylor aids foundation, elizabeth taylor congestive heart failure cause of death,

Geraldine Ferraro
Died March 26 (b. 1935)

Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major U.S. party ticket. Although she and presidential candidate Walter Mondale were defeated in a landslide, she stayed in politics for the rest of her life. ronald reagan and george hw bush, geraldine ferraro multiple myeloma, hillary rodham clinton,

Joe Perry
Died April 25 (b. 1927)

Joe Perry was a football hall of famer, playing fullback for the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Colts in the late ’40s, ’50s and early ’60s. Perry, the first player with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969. joe perry fullback, san francisco 49ers, pro football hall of fame, joe perry died complications from dementia,

Ron Springs
Died May 12 (b. 1956)

Ron Springs played fullback for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the ’80s. He went on dialysis in 2006, before receiving a kidney from a former teammate in 2007. Seven months later he went into a coma after a routine procedure to remove a cyst from his elbow. tampa bay buccaneers, everson walls, ron springs heart attack, Ron Springs refuses kidney from son shawn springs,

Randy Savage
Died May 20 (b. 1952)

Randy Savage was a professional wrestler. He actually played minor league baseball for the Cardinals and White Sox before switching to wrestling. He moved into acting later in life, appearing in “Spider-Man” and “Mad About You.” randy macho man savage, st louis cardinals, chicago white sox, randy savage car accident, the surreal life,

Huguette Clark
Died May 24 (b. 1906)

Huguette Clark was a multi-millionaire heiress who lived in seclusion for her final 22 years. She left behind a vast fortune, as well as empty multi-million dollar mansions in Manhattan, Santa Barbara and Connecticut. william andrews clark sr, huguette clark $500 million, huguette clark mansions photos, Huguette Clark cause of death undisclosed, huguette clark pseudonym harriet chase,

Jeff Conaway
Died May 27 (b. 1950)

Jeff Conaway was an actor who starred in “Grease” and TV’s “Taxi” and, more recently, “Celebrity Rehab.” He battled drugs and alcohol for much of his life and spent his last month in a medically-induced coma. jeff conaway pneumonia, Babylon 5,

Gil Scott-Heron
Died May 27 (b. 1949)

A poet and recording artist, Gil Scott-Heron was often credited as a major influence on hip-hop. He first made his mark on the music scene with his spoken-word composition, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. He considered himself a “bluesologist,” but his style strongly influenced artists such as Public Enemy. Though he struggled with addiction in his later years, he released his first album of new material in 16 years in 2010. gil scott-heron the revolution will not be televised, Gil Scott-Heron cause of death unconfirmed, Gil Scott Heron new memoir released Jan. 16,

Geronimo Pratt
Died June 2 (b. 1947)

Geronimo Pratt was a member of the Black Panther Party. He was convicted of murder and spent 27 years in prison before his conviction was overturned. black panther party, geronimo pratt 8 years solitary confinement, geronimo pratt heart attack,

Dr. Kevorkian
Died June 3 (b. 1928)

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, known as this, was an advocate for assisted suicide, helping more than 100 people die. He spent eight years in jail on a second-degree murder charge. An HBO film, “You Don’t Know Jack,” starring Al Pacino documented Kevorkian’s life. You Don't Know Jack al pacino, dr kevorkian thrombosis, korean war,

Peter Falk
Died June 23 (b. 1927)

Peter Falk was an actor, known for his role in the detective show “Columbo.” He received four Emmys for his portrayal of Lt. Columbo. Falk suffered from Alzheimer’s disease later in life. peter falk cardiorespiratory arrest, peter falk eye removed when 3,

John Mackey
Died July 6 (b. 1941)

John Mackey was a pro football hall of famer. He redefined the tight end position during his time playing for the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers. He famously caught a touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas, then ran 75 yards for a touchdown. john mackey nfl, pro football hall of fame, john mackey no cause of death given but suffered dementia, nfl youth football fund,

Betty Ford
Died July 8 (b. 1918)

Betty Ford was a former first lady who established the Betty Ford Center for drug abuse and addiction. Married to former President Gerald Ford for 58 years, she was an abortion-rights advocate and raised awareness about breast cancer after her diagnosis and subsequent mastectomy in 1978. betty ford first lady 1974-1977, abortion rights + Betty Ford, betty ford natural causes, betty ford studied dance under martha graham,

Amy Winehouse
Died July 23 (b. 1983)

Amy Winehouse was an English singer who won five Grammy Awards for her second album, “Back to Black.” Although most agree her powerful vocals were incredible, it was her drug and alcohol binges that often landed her in the press. amy winehouse accidental alcohol poisoning, amy winehouse foundation,

Annette Charles
Died Aug. 3 (b. 1948)

Annette Charles was an actress, best known for her role in “Grease”. After retiring from acting, she became a speech professor at this California university.  annette charles cancer, charlene cha cha digregorio,

Bubba Smith
Died Aug. 3 (b. 1945)

Bubba Smith was an NFL star and actor. After retiring from football, he appeared in commercials for this beer and starred in six “Police Academy” movies. bubba smith + 9 years with the NFL, bubba smith drug intoxication,

Bernadine Healy
Died Aug. 6 (b. 1944)

Bernadine Healy was a well-known and controversial cardiologist and the first female director of the National Institutes of Health. She is the former president of the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. national institutes of health, american heart association, american red cross, bernadette healy brain cancer, bernadette healy nun,

Nick Ashford
Died Aug. 22 (b. 1941)

Nick Ashford was a Motown songwriter who wrote songs for Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” aint no mountain high enough, nick ashford throat cancer,

Lee Roy Selmon
Died Sept. 4 (b. 1954)

Lee Roy Selmon was a hall of fame defensive end in the NFL. He won six Pro Bowls and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1979. tampa bay buccaneers, nfl defensive player of the year, lee roy selmon stroke, lee roy selmon sports restaurant in fl,

Michael Stern Hart
Died Sept. 6 (b. 1947)

Michael Stern Hart was an author and the creator of the e-book. He also founded the online library “Project Gutenberg,” where users can download free e-books. project gutenberg, michael stern hart heart attack,

Frances Bay
Died Sept. 15 (b. 1919)

Frances Bay was a character actress who had parts on “Happy Days” and “Seinfeld”. She also played Adam Sandler’s grandmother in this humorous golf flick. franc gossman bay complications from pneumonia,

Peter Gent
Died Sept. 30 (b. 1942)

Pete Gent was a former NFL player who wrote the novel “North Dallas Forty,” which was later made into a movie. The novel gave a behind-the-scenes look at life as a footballer, depicting players’ drug and alcohol use. peter gent pulmonary disease, michigan state university,

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 and went on to create the iPhone, iPad and iPod, forever changing the way the world communicates. Read what President Obama said about Jobs’ passing. steve jobs pancreatic cancer,

Al Davis
Died Oct. 8 (b. 1929)

Al Davis was the owner of the Oakland Raiders for 31 years. He made history when he went to court and won the right to move his Oakland team to Los Angeles, although it eventually moved back. He also played a big part in merging the American Football League with the National Football League. al davis heart failure, al davis "just win baby",

Dennis Ritchie
Died Oct. 12 (b. 1941)

Dennis Ritchie was a computer programmer who designed the C programming language and co-developed the Unix operating system. He was awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton in 1999. dennis ritchie no cause of death given, dennis ritchie dmr,

Dan Wheldon
Died Oct. 16 (b. 1978)

Dan Wheldon was an English race car driver. He won the Indy 500 in 2005 and 2011 but died tragically in an accident at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in October. Friend and fellow race car driver Dario Franchitti  had this to say about Wheldon. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, dan wheldon cause of death + two blows to the head,

John McCarthy
Died Oct. 24 (b. 1927)

John McCarthy was a computer scientist who coined the term “artificial intelligence.” He is also credited with laying the foundation for today’s Internet by developing “computer time-sharing” in the 1960s. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Turing Award. john mccarthy computer ,  computer time sharing, john mccarthy complications of heart disease, lisp programming language ,

Dorothy Howell Rodham
Died Nov. 1 (b. 1919)

Dorothy Howell Rodham was the mother of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rodham overcame a difficult childhood, and although she didn’t see much of the world herself, was an inspiration to her daughter. hillary rodham clinton, dorothy rodham + cause of death undisclosed ,

Leonard Stone
Died Nov. 2 (b. 1923)

Leonard Stone was a character actor who had roles in many TV shows and films, including “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” He was nominated for an award in 1959 for his role in the musical “Redhead.” tony award, leonard stone cancer, general hospital, 

Andy Rooney
Died Nov. 4 (b. 1919)

Andy Rooney was best known for his weekly commentary “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney,” part of “60 Minutes,” a broadcast he did from 1978 to 2011. Watch video of his commentary. a few minutes with andy rooney, andy rooney + cause of death + complications from minor surgery, andy rooney 1,097 broadcasts,

Joe Frazier
Died Nov. 7 (b. 1944)

Joe Frazier was a heavyweight boxer, holding the undisputed heavyweight champion title from 1971-73. Frazier was known for his fights against this boxing great. This boxer-turned-grillmaster took Frazier’s title away in 1973. undisputed heavyweight champion, Joe Frazier liver cancer, joe frazier muhammad ali,

Bil Keane
Died Nov. 8 (b. 1922)

Bil Keane  was the creator of "Family Circle," the most widely syndicated single-panel daily cartoon in the world. The comic, which came out in 1960, is now drawn by this artist. family circle cartoon, jeff keane family circus, bil keane congestive heart failure,

Heavy D
Died Nov. 8 (b. 1967)

Heavy D was a rapper and record producer. He led hip-hop group Heavy D and the Boyz the first act signed to this record label. What ’90s show did he record the theme song for? dwight arrington myers, heavy d and the boyz, uptown records, in living color, heavy d and pulmonary embolism cause of death,

Harry Morgan
Died Dec. 7 (b. 1915)

Harry Morgan  was an actor best known for his roles on “M*A*S*H” and “Dragnet.” He appeared in more than 100 films, but it was his role as Col. Sherman Potter on “M*A*S*H” that won him many fans, as well as this award in 1980. col sherman potter, harry morgan possibly pneumonia,

Christopher Hitchens
Died Dec. 15 (b. 1949)

Writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor and columnist for several noted publications including The Atlantic and Vanity Fair. He was known for his acerbic writing style and celebrated atheism, which was the subject of his 2007 best-selling novel “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” The British-born, Oxford-educated writer eventually became an American citizen. the atlantic magazine, Vanity Fair, christopher hitchens pneumonia complication of esophageal cancer,

Kim Jong Il
Died Dec. 17 (b. 1941)

The elusive leader of North Korea, founded by his father Kim Il-sung after World War II, ruled the nation from 1994 until his death  Under his leadership, North Korea became a nuclear power and a nation isolated from much of the world. Kim Jong un, the late dictator’s youngest son, succeeds him. world war II, North Korea  + nuclear power, Kim Jong-Il dies of heart attack,

Friday, 30 December 2011

Bull escapes meat plant

Bull Escapes Meat Plant - Bull Meat Day Care Facility

(Not so) bully for you! Bull escapes meat plant… bull meat escape, but bovine rampage is short-lived as it is shot to death in nearby field.

A wayward bull managed to escape while en route to a meat processing plant, bull meat escape, only to be shot dead by an animal control officer. bull meat escape,

The bull broke free from a Maryland meat plant Thursday as it was being led off the truck and charged a bystander, and then careened toward a day-care centre. bull meat escape,

A deputy short two rounds into the bull, which retreated into the nearby woods. He was then killed by a county animal control officer. bull meat dangerous, bull meat day care facility,

The short-lived freedom of the strong-willed bull started as the bull broke free as it was unloaded off of a truck from a farm in Mount Airy, Maryland, which is around 50 miles north of Washington, DC.

According to a sheriff’s report, the bull then charged a bystander and made off. bull meat day care facility,

The deputies quickly ran after the bull, who was heading toward a childcare facility.

They found it in a field, where the ferocious bull then tried charging one of the officers, MSNBC reports.

‘Fearing for their safety, a deputy discharged two rounds from a shotgun, striking the bull, and causing him to retreat into a wooded area,’ the report stated.

The bull was then pursued by an animal control officer, who killed the bull with an additional two shots.

MSNBC reports that there were no human injuries - aside from the bull, the only loss was the taillight on the deputy’s car.

The bull had presumably slammed into it as he avoided capture. bull meat day care facility,

It was given back to its owner, as it was doubtless no longer fit for human consumption.