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  • ‘Star Wars’ Actress: Date with Sen. Dodd Brought Wild (sic Perverted) Questions from Sen. Kennedy

    11/10/2011 9:25:13 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2011 | Judy Kurtz
    ‘Star Wars’ actress: Date with Sen. Dodd brought wild questions from Sen. Kennedy Holy Obi-Wan Kenobi! “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher claims the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) asked her some pretty frank questions while dining out with the star and former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). According to published excerpts from Fisher’s new book, “Shockaholic,” the entertainer, best known for her role as Princess Leia, was fresh out of her first stint in rehab and on a date with a then single Dodd back in 1985. Kennedy joined the pair at dinner in D.C.. Fisher writes, “Suddenly, Senator Kennedy, seated...
  • Singer Eddie Fisher Dies in Berkeley

    09/23/2010 10:51:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 23, 2010
    Eddie Fisher, whose smooth voice helped him become one of the most popular singers in the nation in the 1950s and who was known for his highly publicized marriages and divorces to some of the most famous Hollywood starlets of the era, has died. He was in his 80s. Fisher died Wednesday in Berkeley of complications from hip surgery, his daughter, Tricia Leigh Fisher, told the Associated Press. Between 1950 and 1956, Fisher recorded 25 songs that made the "Top 40," including 19 "Top 10" hits and four that reached No. 1. Fisher's boyish good looks and natural charisma also...
  • 'Star Wars' Memories: A long time ago, in a Fourplex far far away ...

    05/18/2007 10:32:23 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 27 replies · 560+ views
    Parade ^ | May 14, 2007 | Jim Gorant
    'Star Wars' Memories: A long time ago, in a Fourplex far far away ... TOUCHSTONES By Jim Gorant Published: May 14, 2007 It was a blazing day in June 1977 when my aunt and cousin came to visit. I was 10, my brother 8, our cousin 6, an awkward playgroup to start with, and to make it worse, our house in northern New Jersey was not air-conditioned. The adults encouraged us to play outside. We made a humid and soggy attempt at wiffleball, but it was no use. We were hot. They didn’t care. We were bored. They...