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Chester Bennington, Linkin Park Singer, Dead at 41

Source: Rolling Stone

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died of an apparent suicide by hanging Thursday morning, according to The Associated Press. Police in Palos Verdes Estates, in Los Angeles County told TMZ that the singer's body had been discovered just before 9 a.m. The singer was 41. A representative confirmed the death to Rolling Stone.

"Shocked and heartbroken, but it's true," Bennington's fellow Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda said on Twitter. "An official statement will come out as soon as we have one."

Bennington's screamed and emotional vocals provided a gritty counterpoint to co-frontman Mike Shinoda's raps on the group's nu-metal hits like "In the End" and "One Step Closer." He sang the poppy melodies on the band's recent hit "Heavy," which featured singer Kiiara and reached Number Two on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart and Number 11 on the Top 40. In addition to working with Linkin Park, he also fronted Stone Temple Pilots between 2013 and 2015 and the supergroups Dead by Sunrise and Kings of Chaos.

Linkin Park were a breakout hit when they released their debut, Hybrid Theory, in 2000. Its blend of rap, metal and electronic music propelled it to Number Two on Billboard, and the RIAA has subsequently certified it diamond, signifying sales of more than 10 million copies. With the exception of 2014's The Hunting Party, which debuted at Number Three, each subsequent Linkin Park release would claim the top spot. Over the years, they've proven themselves to be a malleable act, focusing more on electronic music sometimes and harder rock at others, and even teaming with Jay-Z on the platinum-selling Collision Course EP in 2004 and Steve Aoki on the remix release A Light That Never Comes in 2014. Their most recent LP, One More Light, came out this past May.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chester-bennington-linkin-park-singer-dead-at-41-w493387

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Fox White House correspondent walks out on Huckabee Sanders and takes parting shot

Source: Raw Story

It looks like even Fox News correspondents are fed up with the White House press shop’s no-video policy.

According to the New York Times‘ Maggie Haberman, Fox’s White House correspondent John Roberts left Tuesday’s press briefing in a huff — and when Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called him out from the podium, he clapped back.

“[Roberts] leaves briefing early,” Haberman tweeted. “Sanders notes it from podium. He calls back, ‘If it was on camera, I might not be.’ Ooohs.”

Haberman wasn’t the only reporter at the briefing who took notice.

BuzzFeed News’ correspondent Adrian Carrasquillo tweeted that Sanders cited Roberts “boredom” as the reason for his early exit.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/fox-white-house-correspondent-walks-out-on-huckabee-sanders-and-takes-parting-shot/


Louise Mensch is a nut job.

She should be exposed for exactly what she is.

I hope someone will post some of her recent tweets here regarding Bill Clinton.

Oh wait...

Wimbledon fan invited on court to put on skirt and face Kim Clijsters' serve after shouting advice

Source: The Telegraph

It must rank as one of the most endearing moments of this year’s Wimbledon - when a four time Grand Slam winner invited a spectator to join in her match.

Kim Clijsters beckoned a fan onto the court during her invitation doubles match on Friday, after he shouted out his suggestion for where she could serve.

But instead of upbraiding him for his cheek, Clijsters - a three times US Open winner and twice Wimbledon semi finalist - invited him to face her serve by taking the place of her opponent at the other end of Court Three.


Mr Quinn later thanked Clijsters, writing on Twitter: “Thank you for going easy on me with the serve. You have made me a bigger hero to my 3 daughters who worship you by the way.2

He added: “Will teach me to open my mouth again. They were awesome. And I got to play in Wimbledon. One off the bucket list.”

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/15/wimbledon-fan-invited-court-put-skirt-face-kim-clijsters-serve/

They are who we thought they were (pic):

DeVos: Civil rights office will return to being a 'neutral' agency

Source: Politco

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she is "returning" the Office for Civil Rights "to its role as a neutral, impartial, investigative agency."

In a July 11 letter to Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, DeVos asserted that the department's civil rights arm under the Obama administration "had descended into a pattern of overreaching, of setting out to punish and embarrass institutions rather than work with them to correct civil rights violations and of ignoring public input prior to issuing new rules."

As part of the changes she is implementing, the civil rights office would no longer issue "new regulations via administrative fiat," as the Obama administration did, she wrote.

DeVos' letter, which lays out a far less activist philosophy for the civil rights office, came in response to a letter sent late last month by 34 Senate Democrats, who blasted her for a series of actions they said had "diminished" civil rights enforcement. The lawmakers asked DeVos for a host of information by July 11, including a list of civil rights investigations that have been closed or dismissed since the Trump administration began. DeVos didn't provide any of the information in her response.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/16/betsy-devos-civil-rights-office-240610

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Martin Landau, a talented and prolific character actor who achieved TV stardom in "Mission: Impossible" and won an Oscar for his portrayal of a washed-up Bela Lugosi in the sweetly bizarre 1994 film "Ed Wood," has died at age 89.

Landau died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday from unexpected complications during a short hospitalization for an undisclosed illness, publicist Dick Guttman said in a statement on Sunday.

His long career had remarkable ups and downs. He delivered acclaimed performances in movies by top directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Tim Burton, was nominated three times for Oscars, and co-starred in the spy series "Mission: Impossible" in the 1960s alongside then-wife Barbara Bain.

But during career doldrums, the New York-born Landau languished in third-rate projects such as the laughable 1981 TV movie "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" and the dispensable 1983 mutant monster movie "The Being."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-martinlandau-idUSKBN1A200S?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=596c571104d3012429db1d7d&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Justin Trudeau met Justin-Trudeau


They are not the first and they may not be the last.

A Syrian family who arrived in Calgary in February of last year has named their baby boy after the man who made their settlement in Canada possible.

Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal have named their son Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal, the littlest addition to their family of five who was born Thursday, weighing a healthy 7 ½ pounds.

The parents began discussing names about two months ago.

"My husband says 'How about if we name the boy Justin-Trudeau, like him,'" Hammoud explained.

"I was a little bit shocked ... when he says that, I smile a little bit, a small smile, then I says, 'Yes, there is no problem, it will be like a small thank you for Justin Trudeau.'"


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