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  • No Serious Health Issues for Hillary Clinton, Her Doctor Reports

    08/01/2015 3:12:30 AM PDT · by W. · 45 replies ^ | 7.31.2015 | Lawrence K. Altman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign released a letter on Friday from her doctor attesting to Mrs. Clinton’s good health and fitness to serve as president based on a full medical evaluation. The letter from Dr. Lisa Bardack of Mount Kisco, N.Y., summarized Mrs. Clinton’s history of treatment for a brain concussion, blood clots affecting her legs and brain on separate occasions, an underactive thyroid gland and a family history of heart disease. Mrs. Clinton, 67, regularly takes thyroid hormone to bring her levels to normal as well as the anticoagulant drug Coumadin to help prevent new blood clots, Dr. Bardack wrote....
  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    07/31/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies ^ | July 31, 2015 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville....
  • Pro wrestler Roddy Piper dead at 61: report

    07/31/2015 3:20:58 PM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies
    .nydailynews. ^ | July 31, 2015, 6:18 PM
    Legendary wrestling champion Roddy Piper has reportedly died at the age of 61. The WWE Hall of Famer died in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free. Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair watches from outside the ring as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes by Piper in 2009. Previous Next HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 5: (L-R) Former professional wrestlers Ric Flair (seen outside the ring) looks on as WWE Superstar Chris Jericho gets pummeled on the ropes...
  • Magnetic Pulses Might Provide Long-Lasting Tinnitus Relief: No, It Will Not Suck Your Brain Out

    07/31/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | July 20, 7:51 AM | By Ted Ranosa
    A new study conducted by researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University and the Veterans Affairs Portland Medical Center suggests that a transcranial magnetic stimulation system typically used for depression treatment could also help alleviate the debilitating effects of a condition known as tinnitus. ===================================================================================================================== Tinnitus is a debilitating condition wherein an individual often hears a ringing or clicking sound even though there are no external sources of the sound present. It currently affects an estimated 45 million people, mostly veteran soldiers, living in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), and a proven cure for...
  • Here Comes the Sun: Why Weather Influenced the Music of the '60s

    07/30/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mark Lebberfinger
    Over 900 songwriters or singers have written or sung about weather, the most common being Bob Dylan, followed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, according to British researchers, writing in the journal Weather. Sixteen percent, or 48, of The Beatles' 308 songs are weather-related. Weather plays a powerful role in our lives so it should be no surprise that the theme is played out in the music songwriters and singers produce, researchers said. "I think they simply wrote about aspects of the world that they enjoyed or inspired them. They have lots of good catchy music tunes, so that helps...
  • Stumping out the Latest allegations made against Donald Trump.... (hilarious and awesome!)

    07/29/2015 1:29:56 PM PDT · by Marie · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | The Viewers View
    (VIDEO AT THE LINK) These ladies are hilarious and better educated than the GOPe and the MSM! Check them out and subscribe! lol!
  • "Mama A," Mother of Gregg and Duane Allman, Dies

    07/28/2015 12:03:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Journal ^ | Sunday, July 26, 2015 | Casmira Harrison
    geraldine Allman raised boys in Daytona as a single momWhen he was a kid growing up in Daytona Beach, Gregg Allman wanted a guitar, and the guys over at Sears didn't sell it to him because he was 95 cents short. Well, "Mama A" would have none of that. Her kid worked hard to get it — he earned it — he should have it. "She said, 'Boy get in the car.' I swear we 85-ed it from the house down to Sears and Roebuck. She was steaming by the time she got there," said Allman, in a 2011 interview...
  • Snoop Dogg Arrested In Sweden For Drug Suspicion, Takes To Instagram To Shun The Police

    07/26/2015 5:52:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    MSN Entertainment ^ | 07/26/2015 | Iyana Robertson
    After an appearance in Sweden on Saturday night (July 25), Snoop Dogg was arrested by authorities for suspicion of use of narcotics. His vehicle was pulled over, and officers transported him to a police station where he was ordered to take a drug test. While in the back of the cop car, the rapper recorded a video message, which was posted to Instagram on Sunday (July 26). “[N-word] as got me in the back of police car right now in Sweden, cuz,” Snoop said in the clip. “Pulled a n---- over for nothing, taking us to the station where I...
  • DJ Derek The 73-Year-Old Reggae and Ska Star Is Missing

    07/25/2015 11:11:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Torquay Herals Express ^ | July 24, 2015 | HEGuy
    DJ DEREK, the 73-year-old DJ who appeared at Glastonbury and was one of the first to play reggae in Britain has been missing for three weeks, according to his family. Derek Morris, aka DJ Derek, has played hundreds of sets over the years and worked with high profile artists including Dizzee Rascal and Massive Attack. He recently played at Newton Abbot's Jolly Farmer. Members of the 73-year-old's family say they are extremely worried about him and have informed police. Derek's niece Jennifer says her family has not seen or heard from her uncle in three weeks. Posting on Derek's Facebook...
  • Meet the Guy Who’s Protesting a Maryland Theater’s Production of Mel Brook's The Producers

    07/25/2015 4:59:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Washingtonian ^ | 07/25/2015 | By Benjamin Freed
    Olney Theatre’s production of Mel Brooks’s 2001 musical The Producers only has three more performances, but it’s not going to close without a bit of manufactured controversy. Audience members at Montgomery County playhouse are going to have to walk past a small coterie protesting the show’s play-within-the-play, because, the demonstrators say, it makes light of Adolf Hitler and the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany.“I understand the intent is satire,” says Jeffrey Imm, who is organizing the demonstration through his anti-discrimination group, Responsible for Equality And Liberty. “This is the point of morality: some things we have to recognize as absolute...
  • Al Jolson Was No Racist

    07/25/2015 4:36:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/28/2015
    Contained in the article regarding the fundraiser for the police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case is a description of Al Jolson by the Fraternal Order of Police as an "iconic racist figure." Nothing could be further from the truth and such an egregious slander should not have been allowed to appear in a major daily newspaper ("Venue cancels fundraiser for officers in Gray case," July 23). It is true that Jolson, as did many of his contemporaries, performed in blackface which was originally a racist form of entertainment growing out of the minstrel shows of the 19th century....
  • July 25, 1788: Mozart completes Symphony No. 40 in G minor

    07/25/2015 4:32:10 PM PDT · by nwrep · 47 replies
    Leonard Bernstein and the BSO ^ | July 25, 2015 | nwrep
    On July 25, 1788, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 40 in G minor, the second to last of his symphonies. To Robert Schumann in the 19th century, the symphony was a work of "Grecian lightness and grace," while for a later writer, Alfred Einstein, there are passages that "plunge to the abyss of the soul." Such ambiguity is perhaps apt for one of the greatest works of a composer whose music so frequently defies adequate description. The symphony is cast in the usual four movements; the opening Molto allegro immediately announces something unusual by starting not with characteristic...
  • 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Donald Trump

    07/25/2015 3:34:50 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 7 replies
    Quite the resume
  • "Fifty ways to say goodbye"

    07/24/2015 1:52:55 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 29 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 2012 | Train
    Lyrics to Fifty ways to say goodbye by Train "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" My heart is paralyzed My head was oversized I'll take the high road like I should You said it's meant to be That it's not you, it's me You're leaving now for my own good That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say She went down in an airplane Fried getting suntanned Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes! She met a shark under water Fell and no one caught her...
  • "Amazing Grace" - an instrumental faux-bagpipes/rock music cover, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    07/23/2015 8:19:25 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 7/23/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    A few days ago I discovered that, with a bit of tweaking, GarageBand could do a very credible imitation of a Great Highland Bagpipe. How could I *not* cover this song? I record and publish my music under the pen name Hopalong Ginsberg. Normally, this is to protect my privacy. In this case, it's to protect me from enraged Scots. For a free MP3 download of my cover of "Amazing Grace," click here or here.
  • Madonna Compares Herself to Picasso

    07/23/2015 5:32:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2015 |
    Madonna thinks artists deep into their careers should stop if they don’t have anything more to say. But at 56, the singer says she still has things to talk about, and in short, she feels like Pablo Picasso. “I like to compare myself to other kinds of artists like Picasso. He kept painting and painting until the day he died. Why? Because I guess he felt inspired to do so,” she said. “Life inspired him, so he had to keep expressing himself, and that’s how I feel.”
  • 'Roots' remake, set to begin New Orleans filming in mid-August, issues casting call for extras

    07/23/2015 2:36:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/22/15 | Dave Walker, | The Times-Picayune
    New Orleans-area filming on a "Roots" remake, slated to air on three A&E networks in 2016, is expected to begin in mid-August. An open call for background actors was issued Tuesday (July 21) by Caballero Casting. The project, to be simulcast on History, A&E and Lifetime, was announced in April. The four-night, eight-hour project will film here through December. Filming will also take place in Africa, an A&E spokesman said Wednesday. Laurence Fishburne will portray Alex Haley in the "Roots" remake, based on Haley's novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" as well as new historical scholarship, according to...
  • Chicago Sinfonietta founder Paul Freeman (1936-2015)

    07/22/2015 8:56:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Hedy Weiss
    Maestro Paul Freeman who, for 24 years was the Music Director of the Chicago Sinfonietta – a post he held since his founding of the orchestra in 1987 – died Tuesday night, July 21. He was 79 and, according to a statement issued by the orchestra, he had been fighting a number of physical challenges over the last few years.
  • "The Last Ship" is awesome! (Vanity)

    07/21/2015 1:09:31 PM PDT · by RIghtwardHo · 88 replies
    N/A ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | RIghtwardho
  • Divorce: Rumors Of Unfaithfulness In Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Marriage

    07/21/2015 11:46:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2015 | KAITLAN COLLINS
    After four years of marriage, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert announced they were getting a divorce Monday, and it looks like infidelity could be to blame. Shelton filed for divorce two weeks ago after months of suspecting that Lambert was cheating on him, a new report from TMZ claims. Country singer Chris Young opened for Lambert during her “On Fire” tour in 2012, and after the two were spotted together multiple recent times, Shelton thought rumors of her cheating were “believable enough to make him suspicious of her.” He also thought she was sneaking around with another man who’s not...
  • Gloria Estefan, Pit Bull, other Cuban celebs quiet as Obama Bows Knee to Castro

    07/21/2015 6:31:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Lots of social and mainstream media attention is paid in the media (especially in Florida) when "luminaries" like Gloria Estefan and Pit Bull....their Cuban heritage makes them experts, apparently, on social and political matters.... A few months ago, the Estefan family hosted an Obama fund raiser in their home.....and Pit Bull recently was praised in the Miami media for openly endorsing the threat on Donald Trump's life made by a Mexican drug kingpin. So it sure is surprising that these publicity hounds...people who CLAIM to love freedom of expression and human rights have BEEN SO VERY SILENT regarding their hero...
  • "Never Swat A Fly" Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra (1930) vocal by Al Bowlly.

    07/21/2015 5:24:57 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 5 replies
    Broadcast Twelve ^ | 1930 | Marius B. Winter
    On Broadcast 2606 (L-0820-1), Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra plays "Never Swat A Fly," a song from the Fox film titled "Just Imagine" (1930).
  • DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL Doesn't Want To Be Associated With 'Clown' DONALD TRUMP

    DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell says that he hopes that reports of his band being introduced by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at next month’s Iowa State Fair are untrue, because doesn’t want his name associated with “this clown.” CNN reported last Friday (July 17) that Trump will handle the introductory duties forDEF LEPPARD at August 15 concert at the State Fair Grandstand on the fairgrounds in Des Moines. But, according to Campbell, he has no knowledge of Trump making an appearance at DEF LEPPARD’s gig, which is also set to feature STYX and TESLA. “I really, really, really hope...
  • Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John [Sodomite Coming Out Song]

    07/20/2015 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 97 replies
    Bing ^ | 1973 | Elton John
    Philadelphia Freedom By Elton John I used to be a rolling stone you know If a cause was right I'd leave to find the answer on the road I used to be a heart beating for someone But the times have changed The less I say the more my work gets done 'Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom From the day that I was born I've waved the flag Philadelphia freedom took me knee high to a man, yeah Gave me a piece of mama, daddy never had [Chorus] Oh Philadelphia freedom, shine on me, I love you...
  • Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton announce divorce

    07/20/2015 1:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/20/2015
    Country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are ending their 4-year marriage. Reps for the couple told the Associated Press: "This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter." Shelton filed for divorce in Oklahoma, according to TMZ, a move which may come as a shock to fans of the superstar singers, who began dating in 2006. They were last seen together in public...
  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrested again in New Zealand

    07/19/2015 3:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2015 7:23 AM EDT
    AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was behind bars Sunday after being arrested in New Zealand, just days after he was sentenced to home detention for threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer was arrested at his home on New Zealand’s North Island on Saturday night, though police refused to comment on the nature of the arrest, the New Zealand Herald reported. Rudd’s lawyer, Craig Tuck, confirmed in an email Sunday that Rudd had been arrested and that he was due to appear in court on Monday for a bail application. Tuck said he...
  • 3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold stops show to kick out male fan for hitting a woman

    07/17/2015 2:25:06 PM PDT · by rikkir · 26 replies ^ | 7/17/2015 | Casey Scheffler
    3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold recently stopped singing mid-performance to kick out a male fan for hitting a woman in the audience during the band's July 14 concert in Broomfield, Colorado according to a Friday, July 17 report from Mashable. Brad Arnold spotted the man being abusive to the female in the audience and went off on the man. “Hang on, hang on, hang on. Hey, hey homie. You don’t hit a woman,” Arnold yelled to the man. “You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight, you d**k! Get him the hell out...
  • The black president some worried about has arrived (Washington Post)

    07/17/2015 1:52:12 PM PDT · by dennisw · 21 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | July 15 | Janell Ross
    President Obama address NAACP, calls for prison reform(45:49) President Obama said the nation can no longer "close their eyes" to racial inequality in the criminal justice system as he called for reform during a speech to the NAACP's 106th National Convention on Tuesday. ( There's this thing people sometimes say down South. So-and-so is "acting brand new." Sometimes that's a reference to people behaving like they don't know old friends and family — that they have evolved past their old crowd. Sometimes that's Southern-speak for the emboldened, people behaving like they either don't know the rules or have outright decided...
  • "Ragnarok (remix)" - a (remix of a) heavy metal song, by Yours Truly [vanity]

    07/17/2015 12:37:08 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 7 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 7/17/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I was working on a couple of songs that weren't going anywhere, so I decided to take a break and do a remix of my song "Ragnarok." Don't judge. Yeah, I know that the esses in the second part are hissy; my setup is kind of low-budget. If you'd like a free MP3 copy of Ragnarok (remix), click here or here.
  • Peter Schickele turns 80 today

    07/17/2015 7:41:09 AM PDT · by Borges · 30 replies
    Best known for works like... The Abduction of Figaro Canine Cantata: "Wachet Arf!" (S. K9), Good King Kong Looked Out, the Trite Quintet (S. 6 of 1), "O Little Town of Hackensack", A Little Nightmare Music, The cantata 'Iphigenia in Brooklyn', The Art of The Ground Round (S. $1.19/lb.), Blaues Grasse (The Bluegrass Cantata), the dramatic oratorio Oedipus Tex, featuring the "O.K. Chorale".
  • Tom Petty apologizes for flying the Confederate flag on 1985 tour

    07/16/2015 3:18:31 PM PDT · by dennisw · 73 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 16 July 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Florida-born rocker used the flag for song Rebels about southern heritage But he now admits he had not fully thought through the flag's history He implores all Americans to denounce the flag as it offends black people It comes after South Carolina took it down following Charleston attack Fellow rocker Kid Rock, from the Midwest, has defended the Confederacy Tom Petty has apologized for displaying the Confederate flag during his Southern Accents tour of 1985. The Florida-born rocker has spoken out to denounce the controversial banner after South Carolina removed it from their statehouse and conceded that to many it...
  • Ellie Goulding hints she is singing Spectre theme

    07/16/2015 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    In a move that seemingly confirms rumours swirling around the upcoming Bond film Spectre, singer Ellie Goulding has tweeted a message quoting one of the series most iconic lines. Without further explanation the singer, who recently sang ‘Love Me Like You Do’ for the 50 Shades of Grey feature, tweeted out to her followers the simlpe message: ‘Live and let die’. The tweet has seen the internet erupt in rumours and speculation that this confirms that Goulding will take the mantle from Adele in helming the Spectre theme. The other former-frount-runner Sam Smith also recently admitted to Capital FM that...
  • Virtual Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe comes alive in cyberspace with virtual stickers)

    07/15/2015 9:48:38 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    line ^ | 7-2015
    NOTE: I have some involvement with this project. Our company has the copyright to the persona of many historical figures and I want to do other virtual stickers to go on Line, WeChat, etc. This market is massive in Asia and growing in this country. If you have the computer skills to create these kinds of images that can be used on Line and WeChat, I want to talk to you. Virtual Marilyn - VM2 The persona of Marilyn Monroe has returned from cyberspace as Virtual Marilyn, the world's favorite digital icon of pop culture. Her first series of collectible...
  • Man Drugs Girlfriend to Keep Playing Videogames

    07/15/2015 9:46:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    A court fined a 23-year-old man in North Rhine-Westphalia after he admitted to giving his girlfriend a sedative so that he could keep playing video games with a friend.“I only put four or five drops into her tea,” the man told the court in Castrop-Rauxel as he admitted to the crime, the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported. On an evening in August 2014, he was playing on his games console with a friend when his (now ex-) girlfriend arrived at home at around 10pm. After ten hours at work, she had understandably been planning on having a quiet evening rather than...
  • Rapper Slim Thug and pastor Joel Osteen collaborate on new song

    07/15/2015 4:45:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Channel 39 News Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | mabarbagallo
    HOUSTON, TX – A new song by two of Houston’s own cranks out the bass, all while beating down boundaries. The unlikely duo of gangster rapper Slim Thug, and preacher Joel Osteen is breaking the internet as much for their pairing, as for their musical message. Slim, a member of Osteen’s Lakewood Church for many years, used clips of the pastor on “Chuuch”, a song on the rappers latest release “Hogg Life Volume 2″. And while mixing religion and rap might not be the norm, for many the sermon and the song are a perfect fit. The message of the...
  • 10 Narcocorrido Songs About El Chapo Guzmán, Mexico's Most Wanted Man

    07/14/2015 4:47:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Billbpoard ^ | July 13, 2015
    The government of Enrique Peńa Nieto suffered another huge embarrassment on July 11 after Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, escaped from the Altiplano maximum-security prison 50 miles outside of Mexico City through an underground tunnel. A massive manhunt is now underway, but this is not El Chapo’s first escape. The head of the Sinaloa cartel, which the U.S. Justice Department describes as "one of the world's most prolific, violent and powerful drug cartels," busted out of Jalisco’s Puente Grande prison in 2001 and was not arrested again until February 2014. Some say he escaped in a...
  • Pluto and New Horizons for Musical Scientists

    07/14/2015 3:53:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Click HERE for YouTube video. Warning: There are a few mild curse words in the video.
  • Whoopi Goldberg changes stance, says for Bill Cosby all signs 'points to guilt'

    07/14/2015 9:51:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 14, 2015
    Whoopi Goldberg, one of the few celebrities who has defended Bill Cosby against allegations that he raped and drugged dozens of women, has changed her stance on the scandal. In an interruption to the normal round-table debate style of the “The View,” co-host Goldberg sat down one-on-one with ABC News’ Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams on Tuesday to discuss her take on the disgraced comedian. Goldberg treated the chat as an educational sit down, claiming that she had always been under the impression that if Cosby had raped and drugged women, he would be arrested and taken to jail. Taking...
  • Must-See Late Night Clip: Jimmy Fallon Explains How He Almost Lost His Finger

    07/14/2015 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 21 replies
    When Jimmy Fallon abruptly canceled his last new Tonight Show episode before a two-week break last month due to an unexplained injury to his hand, details were sketchy at first. Well, last night, he returned to the show with his left hand in a cast and spent several minutes telling his audience exactly how close he came to losing his finger after he tripped and fell on a rug in his home and caught his wedding ring on the counter as he went down. Whatever you do, don’t Google “ring avulsion.” Watch video below, via NBC:
  • Michael Masser, Composer Who Wrote Hits for Whitney Houston, Dies at 74

    07/14/2015 3:55:51 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    Michael Masser, a stockbroker-turned-composer whose lush melodies were recorded by Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Roberta Flack and many other star vocalists, died on Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 74.
  • David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement—Ruthlessly Mocks Donald Trump With an Epic Top 10 List!

    07/13/2015 1:51:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    EOnline ^ | 07/13/2015 | Zach Johnson
    Less than two months after he left CBS' The Late Show, Letterman appeared onstage in San Antonio, Texas, Friday with Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are touring with their stage show, A Very Stupid Conversation…With Music. "Back in Hollywood, we met at a Scientology mixer," Letterman, 68, told the crowd, "and they have been so kind and so generous to invite me here to this beautiful city." "I am so happy to be out of the house," a bearded Letterman admitted. "I retired and I had no regrets—none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was...
  • Miss USA: Miss Nevada trips over dress, flubs race relations question

    07/13/2015 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/13/2015
    Miss Oklahoma, Olivia Jordan, was crowned the 64th Miss USA on Sunday night but that wasn’t the most entertaining part of the night. Rather it was a very interesting answer from Miss Nevada, Brittany McGowan, during the Q&A portion of the pageant. McGowan -- who had already tripped over her dress during the evening gown competition -- was asked by a judge what she would do to improve race relations in the United States. She appeared taken aback by the question but still tried to reply saying: “What I would do to improve race relations in the U.S. is get...
  • Rock-n-Roll=> Ted Nugent and Kid Rock Team Up to Record ‘Kiss My Rebel A$$’

    07/13/2015 11:36:54 AM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Ted Nugent and Kid Rock have teamed up to record a song in support of the Confederate flag. The song, titled “Kiss My Rebel A$$,” was reportedly written and recorded in the space of a day after Nugent, seeing that Kid Rock had invited anyone protesting his use of the flag at his concerts to “kiss my aSS,” reached out to express his support via text message. “When you get a text from the Nuge, you know you’ve done something right,” laughed Rock during a joint appearance the two made on WWJ Newsradio 950. Added Nugent, “Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t...
  • Rapper 50 Cent files for bankruptcy [Once worth $270 Million]

    07/13/2015 8:27:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Aly Weisman
    Rapper 50 Cent has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. "In court papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Jackson reported assets and debts each in the range of $10 million to $50 million," reports the Wall Street Journal. The filing comes just three days after the "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" rapper was ordered to pay $5 million to a woman who sued him for posting a sex tape online. Previously, 50 Cent was recently reported to be worth around $270 million, largely thanks to his minority stake in Vitamin Water. In 2007, the...
  • Ennio Morricone to score 'Hateful Eight,' his first Western in 40 years

    07/12/2015 9:04:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    While “The Hateful Eight” nearly never saw the light of day after the script was leaked in January 2014, the film is now rounding into shape for a Christmas 2015 release. Quentin Tarantino and much of the cast -- including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern -- descended on Comic-Con Saturday (July 11) to tease the flick and announce that legendary composer Ennio Morricone will score the film.
  • India's most expensive movie ever? Epic film rivals Hollywood

    07/11/2015 6:25:49 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | July 11, 2015 | Harmeet Singh
    New Delhi, India (CNN)Indian cinema has produced something spectacular. And it's not from Bollywood. Hundreds of miles from Mumbai, the hub of the nation's Hindi-language movie industry, a South Indian director has attempted a battle epic that critics say has successfully blended local folklore with Hollywood's technological grandeur.
  • Weekend music fun and whatever comes with it...

    07/11/2015 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Baynative · 48 replies
    Me again | July 11, 2015 | Me
    When we talk of guitar playing it is often in the text of rock and roll and what immediately comes to mind for most folks is the driving and powerful popular classics of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and others. Because guitar playing and rock music most always conjure up the hits that made us stomp our feet and dance. A former hard rocker and “party ‘til you puke” concert consumer myself, I don’t quarrel with any of the hard rockers getting their due. But, just for fun on a slow Saturday night I’d like to offer up a couple of...
  • Kid Rock tells Confederate flag protesters to 'kiss my a--'

    07/11/2015 5:08:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | First posted: Friday, July 10, 2015 12:57 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015 01:08 PM EDT
    Rocker Kid Rock has refused to bow to pressure from activists calling for him to stop using the controversial Confederate flag in his shows. The All Summer Long hitmaker regularly uses the symbol on stage, but he has been asked to drop it from his act after Dylann Roof, the suspect accused of gunning down nine people in a South Carolina church in June, was pictured posing with the flag
  • "Eat It On Up" - a somewhat-naughty blues song, by Yours Truly [Vanity]

    07/10/2015 11:25:56 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 7/10/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    I *can* write a blues tunes that isn't full of double-entendres. I...uh...just choose not to. FWIW, the implications of the song will probably fly over childrens' heads. Adolescents and adults, you're on your own. I write and publish my music under the nom-de-plume "Hopalong Ginsberg." This is to keep angry listeners from turning my real name into a nom-de-*BOOM*. For a free MP3 copy of "Eat It On Up," click here or here. 50% off today only!
  • Students get $4.5M payout for enduring anti-Semitic bullying

    07/10/2015 3:10:18 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jennifer Bain and Josh Saul
    A federal judge approved a $4.5 million settlement Thursday for five students who suffered anti-Semitic abuse at upstate schools. The students and their families had sued the Pine Bush school district in 2012, accusing administrators of turning a blind eye to swastika graffiti, Holocaust jokes and violent attacks against Jewish students at elementary, middle and high schools.