David Bowie dies at 69

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David Bowie  died on Sunday. Bowie death was confirmed Monday morning by his publicist Steve Martin.

“David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”

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Jewel Thief Targeting Stores In The South

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The FBI, in conjunction with state and local law enforcement agencies, is seeking to identify two suspects who are believed have have been involved with multiple jewelry store robberies in multiple states. The first unknown suspect is described as a White female in her late 20s or early 30s. She is approximately 5’8″ tall and 130 pounds.

A female jewel thief is targeting stores across the South with a male accomplice. Together they have stolen millions of dollars worth of bling and is probably part of a sophisticated ring, investigators said Wednesday. A jewelry trade group has declared her “Public Enemy No. 1” and put out a $10,000 reward.

“She’s a very, very bold criminal,” said John Kennedy, president of the Jeweler Security Alliance.

All the heists follow the same, carefully orchestrated pattern.

The woman cases a store, then comes back the next day and casually chats with workers about an item. Suddenly, she whips a gun out of her purse and forces the employees to a back room — where she steals their keys and uses zip-ties to secure them.

“At that point, she’ll go back to the merchandise area of the store to lock the front door,” Borghini said.
Then she’ll retrieve some shopping bags from her purse…and start loading various high-dollar value items, typically diamonds and watches, from the jewelry store.

Read more athttp://www.nbcnews.com
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Natalie Cole Dead at 65

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Iconic R&B star Natalie Cole has died at the age of 65, according to reports.

The Grammy winner, the daughter of the late jazz legend Nat King Cole and singer Maria Hawkins Cole, reportedly died in a Los Angeles hospital on Jan. 1

The singer, whose hits include “This Will Be,” “Unforgettable” and “Inseparable,” had canceled several tour dates in late December, as well as a February concert.

Cole has suffered through a substantial amount of of health problems. In her 2000 autobiography, Angel on My Shoulder, she recounted her lifelong battle with substance abuse. In 2009, she underwent kidney transplant surgery after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C in April 2008 and undergoing chemotherapy.

Read more at http://www.people.com

Lamar Odom found Unconscious

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Lamar Odom was found unconscious after reportedly partying for days at Dennis Hof’s Love Ranch South in Pahrump, Nev., on Tuesday, Oct. 13. According to TMZKhloe Kardashian’s ex-husband, who has suffered from substance abuse in the past, was airlifted to a nearby hospital in Las Vegas.

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Matt Barnes,Derrick Fisher Reportedly get in a Altercation

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Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher were involved in a physical confrontation over Barnes’ estranged wife, the New York Post reports.

From the Post:

“Derek was in Gloria’s backyard with about 10 people having a bonfire on ​​Saturday,” said a source. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with [Gloria].” The source added, “Barnes was in Santa Barbara [at Memphis Grizzlies training camp] and heard that Fisher was in his house. He went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher.”

The Grizzlies released a statement regarding the report, saying, “We are aware and currently gathering information regarding today’s report involving Matt Barnes. We have no further comment at this time.”

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Read more at nypost

Shooting On Oregon College Campus

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The massacre on the Umpqua campus Thursday left nine people dead and seven wounded. The gunman also died, although it’s unclear whether he was shot by police or committed suicide. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin refused to say who the shooter was.

“I will not name the shooter,” Halin said. “I will not give him the credit he probably sought.”

One law enforcement official said the shooter had body armor with him and was heavily armed, with a large amount of ammunition — enough for a prolonged gunfight. Authorities recovered three pistols and one rifle at the scene, one official said.

Authorities credited a quick response by law enforcement for keeping the death toll from climbing higher.

Read more at CNN

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Thisandthatblog Time Capsule:”Where’s The Beef Commercial – Wendy’s 1984″

1980’s Pop Culture: Where’s The Beef Commercials.  Remember Wendy’s fast food chain big advertising Campaign.

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Clara Peller (August 4, 1902 – August 11, 1987), was a manicurist and American character actress who, at the age of 81, starred in the 1984 “Where’s the beef?” 

Where’s The Beef Commercials – Wendy’s 1984: http://youtu.be/riH5EsGcmTw

Derrick Rose Accuser Consented To Group Sex

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Derrick Rose NBA star  says he and his friends are NO RAPISTS — claiming the ex-girlfriend accusing them of drugging and gang raping her is LYING because she gave them consent to have sex on the night in question … this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. 

Rose has now filed docs of his own in which he claims the accuser “consented to sexual interaction with more than one co-defendant on more than one occasion, consented to sexual interactions on the day in question, and invited the defendants to her apartment and buzzed them in.”

Rose says things were so cool the following day — the accuser casually had a cup of coffee with her roommate in the morning after the sex … and headed into work for a full shift. The implication is that a rape victim would have been way too distraught to have done any of that.

In the docs, Rose says the woman only began to get upset with him a few weeks or months later because she felt she should have been reimbursed for one of the sex toys she bought and used during the night in question.

Read more at Tmz

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Jim Carrey Girlfriend is Found Dead

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Cathriona White, who was found dead in her home on Monday night. Paramedics who responded to White’s Sherman Oaks home Monday night pronounced the 30-year-old dead at the scene, said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. “The report is not completed, but it is an apparent suicide,” Corral said.

Actor Jim Carrey offered condolences to the family Cathriona White. Carrey said Tuesday that he was “deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona.”  She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled,” My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt.”

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Hanging Out With New Lady

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 Chiwetel Ejiofor split from his longtime girlfriend, Sar Mercer, just a few weeks ago, but is wasting no time getting back in the game. The actor was spotted at the premiere of his new film, The Martian, with a beautiful mystery lady. The pair weren’t trying to hide their affection, either: they were holding hands and coupled up in a way that can only be interpreted as “new relationship.”
According to the UK’s Mirror, Ejiofor and Mercer split in September. A source said, “It’s sad but the relationship came to a natural end. Sari was always such a big part of his life so it was definitely a big surprise to hear they had split up.

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