Monthly Archives: February 2012

Davy Jones of “Monkees” fame dead at 66


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Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series “The Monkees,” died Wednesday, according to the Martin County, Florida, sheriff’s office. He was 66.

A witness told authorities he was with Jones in Indiantown, Florida, when Jones “began to complain of not feeling well and having trouble breathing,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Jones was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.


Czech writer and publisher Jiri Kuchar’s five-year treasure hunt finally ended when he found a long-lost collection of art formerly owned by Adolf Hitler, the AFP reports.

Kuchar, who wrote two books on the $2.7 million series of paintings, found the collection at Doksany monastery, located about 30 miles (49 km) north of Prague. The seven pieces discovered are a “part of Hitler’s collection of about 45 paintings, about 30 statues, a writing table and some gifts,” Kuchar told the AFP, “which were declared former Czechoslovakia’s war booty.”

(MORE:Did Hitler Have a Secret Son with a French Teenager?)

The collection landed at the Vyssi Brod Czech monastery during World War II after Hitler ordered them to be hidden, the Telegraph reports, along with two other collections including one formerly owned by German-born Jewish banker Fritz Mannheimer. The other two collections were seized while Hitler’s works…

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For the over-worked and anxiety-ridden, yoga can be a great way to relax. So just in case it becomes too relaxing, why not turn it into a competition we can stress about?

While we’re at it, why not ramp up the pressure and turn it into an Olympic sport? USA Yoga, which is campaigning to get yoga asana, or posture yoga, recognized as just that, will be putting on the National Yoga Asana Championship on March 2-4 in New York.

During the competition, participants will assume yoga poses before a panel of judges. In three minutes, each competitor will perform five mandatory postures — standing head-to-knee pose, standing bow-pulling pose, bow pose, rabbit pose, and stretching pose. After that, they’ll perform two poses of their choosing. The poses are meant to exemplify “how someone can have perfect strength, balance, flexibility in the body,” Rajashree Choudhury, founder of USA Yoga, told…

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James Murdoch steps down

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James Murdoch has stepped down as executive chairman of News International, the British arm of News Corp., the company announced Wednesday. Murdoch, who was once seen as the heir apparent to his father Rupert at the head of News Corp., has now lost a key position within the company.

News Corp. cast the move as stemming from James’ recent relocation to New York from London, and Rupert Murdoch said his son would “continue to assume a variety of essential corporate leadership mandates.”

CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sounded a confident note on her boss’ reelection prospects in Tunisia Saturday, telling a group of Arab students President Barack Obama would be president for another four years.

“He will be re-elected president,” Clinton said in Tunis. “I think that will be a very clear signal to the entire world as to what our values are and what our president believes.”

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CNN Political Ticker

Washington (CNN) — As voters headed to the polls in Michigan on Tuesday, Rick Santorum defended a robo call his campaign used in the state urging Democrats to support its candidate as a vote against Mitt Romney.

But just a few weeks ago on a tele-town hall with Minnesota voters, Santorum decried the mere idea of open elections as polluting the entire primary process.

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Mitt Romney wins Arizona

AndAnd. All it’s delegates.  

Romney projected to win Arizona and Michigan

CNN projects Romney the big winner in AZ with winner take all delegates there.  In MI delegates will be divided up.

Mittigan? Early returns have Rick the rat leading

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CNN has 1% returns in and Rick the rat is leading Mitt in his home town state of Michigan.  Regardless to what happens or if the GOP or the Dems think this a huge quake in the wake of a Mitt loss–I still think that Mitt will get the nod.

In case you missed it: Will Smith and Jada Splitsville–really


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Will and Jada split and plan divorce.  And Jolie is still a stick.

In Touch Weekly reports that Jada recently met with a celebrity divorce lawyer and quotes a source who says that she has “finally begun to take steps to dissolve their marriage.”

The magazine first reported that Will and Jada had separated in August after 13 years of marriage. In response to those allegations, the pair said at the time, “Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false. We are still together, and our marriage is intact.”