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Cilla Black, Popular British Singer and TV Personality, Passed Away in Spain at Age 72


Early Sunday morning it was announced that Cilla Black, a popular British singer and television personality had passed away in Spain at age 72.

Black, who was an early contemporary of the Beatles had been ill for some time, and told the Mirror in 2014 that she was ready to go.

“Seventy five is a good age to go,” Black said.

“If things are starting to drop off – like the hearing – and I’ve got twinges in the morning, I do think that.”

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What Selfie Sticks Are Made For: ‘The Sound of Music’, Featuring Shirtless Rob Lowe

via Rob Lowe: Twitter – Twitchy has some good comments




Obama doesn’t take the Iranian chant seriously. He should.

Mona Charen writes: Maybe I’m too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of “Death to America,” I take it personally.

President Obama and Secretary Kerry apparently don’t. The chant, which became a staple of the Islamic Republic during the 1979 revolution, is not a relic of the past. Just last weekend, at a rally in Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was interrupted by the chant as he was denouncing American “lies” and “arrogance.” He smiled and responded, “Of course yes, death to America, because America is the original source of this pressure.”


[Read the full text here, at National Review]

Some in Iran have said that during negotiations over a nuclear deal, Iranians should downplay the “Death to America” chant, common after Friday prayers and at political rallies. But the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) rejects this advice, insisting, according to the semi-official Fars news agency, that the United States “is still the great Satan and the number-one enemy of the [Islamic] revolution, and the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation.”


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Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark,) responded bluntly: “When someone chants, ‘Yes, certainly, death to America,’ we should take him at his word, and we shouldn’t put him on the path to a nuclear bomb.”


We are left to wonder at the equanimity high-ranking members of this administration show toward the unyielding hostility of the Iranian regime. Read the rest of this entry »

The Diva Who’s Never Late For a Performance

Per Liljas writes:  Tupac’s surprise hologram appearance at the Coachella festival 2012 flabbergasted millions, but it was far from the first time a 3-D singer performed in front of a live audience. Hatsune Miku, the singing, blue-haired synthesizer app, has drawn huge Japanese crowds since her first stage performance in 2009. “She” has become so popular that three aluminum plates with her image were attached to the Venus spacecraft explorer Akatsuki. In the summer of 2013, the virtual popstar teamed up with fashion maker Louis Vuitton for a specially created opera called The End, presumably the first opera ever to feature neither human singers nor orchestra.

Source: TIME.com – “7  Computer Animations That Cross Over Into Real Life”