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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Vincent D
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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Yngwie Malmsteen Sells His Ferrari Online

May 21st, 2007 11:41am EDT
Yngwie Malmsteen
Rocker Yngwie Malmsteen has sold his 1983 Ferrari GTS Quattro Valvole in an online auction - for $25,100. The guitarist spent thousands customizing the sports car with a leather interior and a new audio system before putting the vehicle up for sale on eBay.com earlier this month.

According to website Blabbermouth.com, Malmsteen fell in love with the Ferrari while he was recording his Eclipse album in 1989 in the showroom of Prestige Imports in North Miami Beach, Florida. He walked into the top-end car dealership, paid cash and drove the car out. It is not known why the rocker sold th...
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Stephen Colbert Battles The Decemberists In A "Guitar Shred-Off"

December 19th, 2006 1:05pm EST
Stephen Colbert
The Nation will cheer for Stephen Colbert when he squares off against rock band The Decemberists in a "guitar shred-off" on "The Colbert Report" this Wednesday, December 20 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The smack talk began on November 29 when Colbert chastised The Decemberists for their mtvU-sponsored "Re-Animate The Decemberists" contest which is only open to college students. The task is for them to create animation to insert into the video's green screen backdrop. Colbert accused the band of "flagrantly copying" his green screen challenge and issued a counterchallenge asking viewers to inse...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yngwie Malmsteen
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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