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  • The Knack - My Sharona live

    05/31/2015 10:36:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1979 | The Knack
    Link to music video also Here The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released as part of their debut album (Get the Knack) in 1979. The song was based on a real person, named Sharona Alperin. She was 17 when she met Fieger, who was 25 when he met her. Sharon Alperin has been a very succesful real estate agent for many years. The guitar solo and the song's rift have been cited by many bands as pure classic rock. In fact, the song was on President G.W. Bush's nano when he was in office and...
  • Dog captures images that grab his attention

    05/28/2015 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 26 replies
    mnn.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | unknown
    When a dog uses a camera connected to a heart rate monitor, this is what you get. PHOTOS AT LINK
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

    05/26/2015 7:40:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5-26-15 | Jon Tevlin
    Talk to anyone in my business and they'll all say the same thing: No matter how long you write stories and put them in the newspaper, you are never really sure which ones are going to strike a nerve. What you think might be a Pulitzer-quality epic might draw only a nice call from Mom, while a simple tale tossed off on deadline causes an uproar, or an avalanche of praise. One legendary former investigative reporter at this paper wrote scores of stories that changed laws and saved lives, yet never did he get more mail than when he wrote...
  • Michael B. Jordan: Why I’m Torching the Color Line (note:Portrays F4's Human Torch)

    05/22/2015 3:59:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    EW ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael B Jordan
    You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!”
  • Background music

    05/18/2015 3:41:46 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | May 18, 2015 | knarf, variious
    Always lookin' for chill while surfin'
  • CBS To Air 2 Newly Colorized ‘I Love Lucy’ Episodes Sunday

    05/17/2015 3:38:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | May 17, 2015
    Here’s your chance to see the Ricardo’s and the Mertzes like never before. Fans of I Love Lucy will be treated to another colorized presentation of two classic episodes on CBS tonight. The I Love Lucy Superstar Special may just be an elaborate repackaging of two 60-year-old black-and-white sitcom episodes, now meticulously colorized and shown back-to-back without a pause. But anything Lucy related remains a gold mine for CBS, even six decades later, and the May 17 special will probably not be an exception as reported by Movie Fone. Both episodes will be the debut of their colorized versions. At...
  • ‘Incredibly disrespectful’: Under Armour’s ‘Band of Ballers’ t-shirt ‘not cool at all’

    05/16/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 16, 2015 | Twitchy staff
    The Joe Rosenthal photograph of the raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945 is one of the most iconic pictures taken during World War II. Under Armour is (or was) selling a basketball version on a t-shirt:
  • New Wave artists aging gracefully. An 80’s world gone by…

    05/16/2015 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 74 replies
    Debbie Harry of Blondie [1st crossover new wave to hip-hop artist with “Rapture”-remember!]
  • Was I really this young once

    05/15/2015 7:33:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 190 replies
    e-mail | May 15. 2015 | knarf
    I feel so old ...
  • Fears for Palmyra, the archaeological jewel of the Middle East which Islamists want to [tr]

    05/15/2015 6:30:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Ted Thornhill
    Islamic State terrorists advanced to the gates of ancient Palmyra on Thursday, raising fears the Syrian world heritage site could face destruction of the kind the jihadists have already wreaked in Iraq. As it overran nearby villages, IS executed 26 civilians - 10 of whom were beheaded - for 'collaborating with the regime,' the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Irina Bokova, head of the UN's cultural body UNESCO, called on Syrian troops and extremists to spare Palmyra, saying it 'represents an irreplaceable treasure for the Syrian people, and the world.'
  • Terrifying 1906 Illustrations of H. G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’

    05/14/2015 12:00:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Flavorwire ^ | April 26, 2015 | Alison Nastasi
    Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corręa’s career was cut short when he died at only 34 years old. But the illustrator left behind a small science-fiction legacy thanks to his 1906 artworks detailing the Martian invasion of London in H. G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds. Wells’ tale preyed upon turn-of-the-century fears about the apocalypse and other Victorian superstitions (and social prejudices) about the unknown. Corręa’s fantastical, murky style is fitting of Wells’ dark themes. The Martian fighting machines resemble frightening legions of massive spiders. There were only 500 copies of the Belgian edition of Wells’ story with Corręa’s...
  • GOP Elephant Pin

    05/13/2015 7:54:46 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 23 replies
    ETSY ^ | 5-13-15 | me
  • More evidence that the Milky Way has four spiral arms

    05/12/2015 12:33:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-12-2015 | by Dan Majaess, Universe Today
    Astronomers have been arguing over just how many spiral arms our galaxy exhibits. Is the Milky Way a four or two-armed spiral galaxy? Astronomers had often assumed the Milky Way was potentially a four-armed spiral galaxy, but comparatively recent observations from NASA's Spitzer telescope implied the galaxy had two spiral arms. In 2013, astronomers mapped star forming regions and argued they had found the two missing arms, bringing the total number of arms back to four. The case for a four-armed Milky Way may have just gotten stronger. A team of Brazilian astronomers used star clusters embedded in their natal...
  • Is This Real ?

    05/12/2015 3:14:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 33 replies
    e-mail ^ | May 12, 2015 | knarf
    Looks like it's legitimate, but I never saw this one before .... anyone ?
  • Green Period: $179 Million Picasso Sets Record for Art at Auction

    05/11/2015 5:32:16 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 17 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 11, 2015
    A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179 million in New York on Monday night. "Women of Algiers (Version O)" was part of a sale at Christie's auction house that also featured Alberto Giacometti's life-size sculpture "Pointing Man," which was poised to set a record as the most expensive sculpture sold at auction. They were among two dozen masterpieces from the 20th century Christie's offered in a curated sale titled "Looking Forward to the Past." The Picasso price included the auction house's premium. Experts say the prices are driven by...
  • Natalie Portman will play Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On The Basis Of Sex

    05/08/2015 5:52:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    ew.com ^ | May 8, 2015
    Natalie Portman will play Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in On the Basis of Sex, EW has confirmed. Deadline.com was first to report the news. The film will follow Ginsburg’s life as she fights for equality in her career as the second (and first Jewish) female justice. Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) is in negotiations to direct, with a script being written by Daniel Stiepleman.
  • Gibson’s “American Sniper” Les Paul Sells for $117,500

    05/07/2015 2:22:13 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 11 replies
    Guitar Player Magazine ^ | Guitar Player staff
    The Gibson Chris Kyle Commemorative Les Paul Standard Special—a.k.a the American Sniper—sold at auction for $117,500 on Tuesday, May 5. The company created the one-off custom guitar and auctioned it to raise funds for U.S. veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image ...

    05/05/2015 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05-05-2015 | By Simon Tomlinson
    Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image taken from the Turin Shroud to create photo-fit of Christ as a young child This is the face of Jesus Christ as a child – according to Italian police. Detectives used computer forensic techniques that have helped to catch mafia bosses to generate the image. First, they created a photo-fit picture from the facial image in the Turin Shroud, which many believe to be that of Jesus. They then used a computer program to reverse the ageing process by reducing the jaw size,...
  • Roman mosaics are almost unrecognizable after botched restoration work

    05/05/2015 8:45:29 AM PDT · by don-o · 13 replies
    mashable ^ | May 5, 2015
    Some mangled mosaics have been causing controversy in Turkey's southern city of Antakya. At least ten of the precious artifacts, which were badly damaged during restoration works, are now "caricatures of their former selves," according to mosaic craftsman Mehmet Daşkapan, Hurriyet Daily News reports. The pieces, which were to be displayed at the Hatay Archaeology Museum and include famous panels depicting the sacrifice of Isaac and a mosaic of Narcissus, are thought to be beyond repair. “Valuable pieces from the Roman period have been ruined," Daşkapan said. "Some are in an especially poor condition and have lost their originality and...
  • ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Siberia-Bound In Latest Broadway Closing

    05/05/2015 8:34:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 5, 2015 | Jeremy Gerard
    The critically lambasted musical from composer Lucy Simon, lyricists Michael Korie and Amy Powers and book writer Michael Weller, will shutter Sunday, May 10 at the Shubert-owned Broadway Theatre, having played 26 preview and 23 regular performances. The show is staged by Tony winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who’s Tommy) and choreographed by Kelly Devine.
  • This High-Res Moon Photo Was Made by a Self-Taught Astrophotographer

    05/04/2015 11:40:20 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 45 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | May 4, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    This High-Res Moon Photo Was Made by a Self-Taught Astrophotographer May 04, 2015 · Michael Zhang     It’s amazing the kinds of space photos that amateur photographers can create from their own backyards these days. Case in point: the high-resolution moon photo above was captured last week by Polish photographer Bartosz Wojczyński. It was stitched together using 32000 separate photos. Wojczyński tells us that he used “advanced image acquisition and processing techniques,” mapping violet and infrared images of the moon to blue and red channels in the final shot. It took him about 28 minutes to shoot 32000 photos...
  • After damage, Nepal quake-ravaged temple faces threat from looters

    05/04/2015 10:07:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Monkey Temple would be a honeypot for professional art thieves hoping to sell artifacts on the international art market. Along with a group of volunteers and experts, he is photographing and cataloguing all the artifacts as quickly as possible to thwart them. He also hopes to persuade the Nepalese authorities to block the trade of Himalayan art globally, particularly through prestigious international art houses like Christie's and Sotheby's. But amid all of the destruction there has also been some good news. The site's striking centrepiece, a white-domed stupa topped with the painted eyes of Buddha survived the quake. And inside...
  • May the Fourth be with you! (Star Wars Day)

    05/04/2015 8:14:13 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 6 replies
    Cracked ^ | May 4, 2015 | Garyx Wormuloid
    A couple of funny videos from Cracked. See below. Also, like to Vanity Fair article about upcoming Star Wars movie with photos by Annie Leibovitz.
  • If Libs were consistent, they'd FORCE Muslims to celebrate pics of Mohammed...

    05/04/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    5/4/15
    Somehow this just struck me.....the government is attempting to FORCE believers in Jesus to celebrate a perversion of their DEEPLY HELD religious beliefs. Why aren't Muslims being forced to celebrate and/or create depictions of their prophet? I wouldn't want the government to do that, just like I don't want it inflicting anti-Christian beliefs upon Christians.
  • 228 Days until Star Wars VII opens (I'm just saying...)

    Star Wars 7 - Coming December 18th.
  • Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air

    05/03/2015 12:59:34 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 83 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 5-3-15 | Marissa Fessenden
    Though the past winter was the hottest on record, it was chilly enough on the East Coast to send seasonal sheets of ice creeping across the Great Lakes. Now that that ice has cleared with spring, Lake Michigan is clear enough that shipwrecks lying on the lake bottom can be seen from the air. The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City noted the crystal clear water conditions and the lost ships during a routine patrol. Last week, they posted a handful of pictures to their Facebook page. The images come from the area near Sleeping Bear Point known...
  • Auction Sales, Christie's, Spitfire, WWII (WW II Plane!)

    05/02/2015 1:10:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    neveryetmelted.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | unknown
    One of the first Spitfires ever made has gone up for sale for a staggering Ł2.5 million after spending 40 years buried in sand at the French beach it crashed on. The iconic Mark 1 plane was among the first built in March 1940 as Britain scrambled to ready itself for the epic battle that took place in the skies just a few months later. But Spitfire P9374 never made it to the Battle of Britain as it crash-landed in May 1940. The fighter plane was being piloted by Flight Officer Peter Cazenove over Dunkirk when it was hit by...
  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ulya Ilnytzky
    New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
  • The trillion-frame-per-second camera

    05/01/2015 9:40:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 4/29/15
    When a crystal lattice is excited by a laser pulse, waves of jostling atoms can travel through the material at close to one sixth the speed of light, or approximately 28,000 miles/second. Scientists now have a new tool to take movies of such superfast movement in a single shot. Researchers from Japan have developed a new high-speed camera that can record events at a rate of more than 1-trillion-frames-per-second. That speed is more than one thousand times faster than conventional high-speed cameras. Called STAMP, for Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography, the new camera technology "holds great promise for studying a...
  • The Truth About Adverts: Selling the White Woman™

    04/29/2015 10:08:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | April 23, 2015 | rwa Mahdawi
    The Truth About Adverts: Selling the White Woman™ Artist Hank Willis Thomas’s latest show in New York strips the copy from advertisements to expose what the images are actually selling – a very white, highly controlled ideal of femininity woman on giant ice cube The Refreshest, Part II, 1990/2015 Arwa Mahdawi 29 April 2015 Hank Willis Thomas’s work examines the ways in which advertising has fabricated notions of gender and race, and then convinced us all to buy into them. “I always talk about racism as the most successful advertising campaign of all time,” Thomas says. His work serves as...
  • Photoshop request

    04/28/2015 7:26:44 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 13 replies
    28 Apr 2015 | NonValueAdded
    A video photoshop request
  • Why a pro photographer shoots on an iPhone

    04/27/2015 12:29:59 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    C-Net ^ | April 24, 2015 10:10 AM PDT | by Andrew Hoyle
    We talk to professional photographer Julian Calverley about making art with a phone -- and the importance of Instagram. See the photo on the linked site: Julian Calverley Taking photos has long been one of the main selling points of the iPhone, but mobile photography has largely remained the realm of enthusiastic amateurs, populating Instagram and other social networks with artful snapshots. With their lower resolution and lack of upgradeable lenses, phones haven't played a big role in professional photography. Commercial photographer Julian Calverley, however, views his iPhone as more than just a casual tool. More accustomed to working with...
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • AT LAST .. acceptable Saturday morning animation !

    04/25/2015 2:48:59 AM PDT · by knarf · 9 replies
    FreeRangeStudios ^ | April 25, 2015 | knarf
    Opened my e-mail this morning and just flat out enjoyed this short
  • Apparently No One Noticed What This Woman Was Staring at When They Chose Her for Their Label

  • Back in the Day (Photos)

    04/19/2015 12:13:50 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Imgur ^ | 4/19/2015 | Dallas59
    Just ads and pictures mostly from the 50's and 60's.
  • Selfies Led to Highway 1 Driver's Arrest in Santa Cruz, CHP Says

    04/17/2015 3:32:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Apr 17, 2015 | Amy Larson
    An overzealous selfie photo snapper was arrested in Santa Cruz, the California Highway Patrol said Friday. A CHP motorcycle officer said he noticed a woman was driving on Highway 1 while taking selfies of herself with a cellphone. Cara Baldwin, 44, of Santa Cruz, was driving in heavy Thursday 5 p.m. rush hour traffic near the Morrissey Boulevard exit. Using a cellphone without a hands-free device while driving is illegal in California. When the officer tried to get Baldwin's attention, she did not notice, and almost hit the officer's motorcycle, the CHP said. Baldwin was eventually pulled over, and the...
  • The best pop culture tweets of 2015 so far

    04/16/2015 5:47:06 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 11 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 4/16/15 | Kat Brown
    How Twitter marks the cultural year's high and low points: from the Oscars, to Jeremy Clarkson's 'fracas'
  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    “Photographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubai’s sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roof—and the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,” Reem Nasr reports for CNBC. “Amazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,” Marin wrote in a blog post,” Nasr reports. Read more in the full article here. Catalin Marin writes, “Unfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone...
  • Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

    04/14/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells. Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S
  • AMC's Turn episode one free for next 2 weeks.

    04/14/2015 2:10:12 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 56 replies
    AMC.com ^ | 4/14/15 | AMC
    In case anyone missed the two hour season premier last night. It says no login required so I'm guessing its available to people who aren't Xfinity subscribers.
  • Man says photo at center of Civil War mystery is a 30-year-old hoax he did as a teen

    04/13/2015 11:02:03 AM PDT · by dware · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04.13.2015 | Fox News
    A photograph that has posed a Civil War mystery, puzzling historians for three decades, appears to be a long-surviving hoax. The mysterious photograph of what appeared to be a far older photo — showing a figure in a coat and hat and the blurred image of a warship — surfaced in 1986. Some historians believed it might be a photo of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate ironclad that sank 150 years ago in Georgia as Union troops captured Savannah.
  • Folio Society to publish 50th Anniversary copy of 'Dune'

    04/12/2015 6:11:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Folio Society to publish 50th Anniversary copy of 'Dune'
  • Chimpanzee Whacks Camera Drone Out of Mid-Air with a Stick VIDEO

    04/12/2015 3:19:03 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/12/15 | Michael Zhang
    Pro tip: Don’t fly your camera drone too close to chimpanzees. They might knock it out of the air using a stick. That’s what happened to one camera drone user over in the Netherlands while flying a drone in a zoo’s chimpanzee habitat. One of the chimps decided that “enough is enough”
  • Woman in Gold

    04/10/2015 10:10:09 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    IMBD ^ | 4-10-15
    Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. We saw this movie tonight and just loved it. The Austrian interiors were sumptuous, and Helen Mirren was outstanding -- approaching her role with tenacity and good humor. We give it 4 thumbs up and 5 stars. It's the best movie we've seen this year. Comments?
  • The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    04/09/2015 12:37:49 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 13 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | July 02, 2013 | Clay Tarver
    He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists. Thank God it was the easygoing one who saw it. He was reading a magazine, when he slowly looked up and stared at Everman. Then the sergeant walked over, pointing to a page in the magazine. “Is this you?” It was a photo of the biggest band in the world, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain had just killed himself, and this was a story about his suicide. Next to Cobain was the band’s onetime second guitarist. A guy with long, strawberry blond curls. “Is this you?” Everman exhaled. “Yes, Drill Sergeant.”
  • Ted Cruz Posters

    04/09/2015 8:54:38 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    Patriot Retort ^ | 3/22/15 | Dianny
    This is an old post from back right before Ted Cruz announced, but there is a number of pretty good posters the Patriot Retort's Dianny Came up with! Hope you enjoy!!
  • Surprise! Barry Manilow Has Married His Manager Garry Kief

    04/08/2015 5:01:23 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    People ^ | April 8, 2015
    Barry Manilow and his longtime manager Garry Kief tied the knot last year in a private ceremony, multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE. "It was a surprise," a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow's Palm Springs, California, home and attended by "20 to 30 guests" who had been told they were attending a "lunch."
  • Mischa Barton Sues Mother, Claiming Talent Management Exploitation

    04/07/2015 5:42:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 7, 2015
    Mischa Barton filed suit Tuesday against her mother, Nuala Barton, claiming she's withheld her daughter's career earnings and otherwise exploited her fame. The complaint, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, reads like a soap opera: "This action arises from the tragic tale of a greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager who, instead of acting in the best interest of her daughter/client, schemed to defraud her unsuspecting victim."