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History Channel Airs Two New JFK Specials Tonight

November 22nd, 2013 9:08am EST
History Channel
With today marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, many networks have been devoting time to remembering the tragic event. Tonight, History debuts two new specials dedicated to the assassination, and the man behind it.

The network is billing JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide as "the largest nationwide survey ever attempted on the topic to learn exactly what the country believes" about the death of President Kennedy. The special will reveal the survey's results, with a collection of commentators discussing the different theories about the assassi...
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Remembering John F. Kennedy 50 Years After His Death (Photos)

November 22nd, 2013 5:45am EST
John F. Kennedy
Fifty years ago today, our 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. JFK's assassination was one of the most historical events that took place in our nation's history. It's comparable to Pearl Harbor, the Moon landing and September 11, 2001. Most people alive that day knew exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard the terrible news – much like the other moments just mentioned.

At 43 years old, Kennedy was the youngest person to be elected and serve as President of the United States. He served from 1961 until that fateful ...
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Michelle Trachtenberg Wants Meet Lee Harvey Oswald's Wife

November 5th, 2013 3:19pm EST
Killing Kennedy
Michelle Trachtenberg is eager to meet the widow of the man accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy after portraying her in new TV movie Killing Kennedy.

Marina Oswald has always made it clear she does not want to be associated with what her husband allegedly did way back in 1963, and so the actress refused to try and track her down as she researched her latest role.

However, the 28 year-old actress admits she would love to meet up with the Russian, who is now in her 70s.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, "Of the main players in the movie, she's the only one who's still aliv...
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Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

October 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...
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Inside The Secret World Of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

October 2nd, 2011 9:00am EDT
PEOPLE Magazine
Fifty years after Camelot, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis still holds a lock on the public imagination. This week's issue of PEOPLE takes an intimate look at the loves, lifestyles and legacy of the iconic former First Lady, who longed for privacy – yet 17 years after her death, still fascinates. "She let us know what she wanted us to know," says Kenneth Battelle, her longtime hairstylist. "Anything beyond that was hers."

From the moment she stepped onto the world stage in 1960 to the day she died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1994 at age 64, the world could never get enough of America's 35th Fi...
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Katie Holmes Talks About Playing Jackie O. In 'The Kennedys'

January 6th, 2011 2:13pm EST
Katie Holmes In ELLE
Katie Holmes stars as Jackie Kennedy on the History Channel's upcoming eight-part miniseries The Kennedys, which airs later this year.

The actress recently talked to ELLE Magazine about her experiences filming the highly anticipated TV event, her love of decorating and about her daughter Suri's fashion sense and shopping habits. Katie's featured on the cover of the February issue. Check out some excerpts from the interview below, along with a couple more pics.

"[Tom] watched everything with me; he found it fascinating." -On preparing for her role by reviewing old footage of the Kennedys, ...
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Erykah Badu Fined $500 For Her Video Striptease

August 17th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Erykah Badu
Soul star Erykah Badu has been handed six months probation and fined $500 after she was convicted on a charge of disorderly conduct for stripping in public during a controversial video shoot.

The Bag Lady hit-maker performed a full striptease in front of stunned strangers as she walked along Dealey Plaza, a tourist hotspot in Dallas, Texas where former president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The stunt, which took place in March, was filmed for her Window Seat promo.

However, Badu was charged with disorderly conduct after a female witness complained to cops about the singer's actions...
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Katie Holmes' Glamorous Grey Dress - Hot Or Not?

June 14th, 2010 2:19pm EDT
Katie Holmes
We spotted a glamorous Katie Holmes leaving her New York City apartment on Sunday on her way to the Tony Awards. We think she looks lovely in the gray strapless gown and Chanel sandals. What do you think?

Tom Cruise's wife just signed on to play Jackie Kennedy in a new TV mini series. The actress will play the wife of assassinated President John F. Kennedy in an upcoming eight-hour drama chronicling one of America's most famous families.

In related news, Rachel Weisz will play the former First Lady in a new biopic titled "Jackie," which will be directed by her fiance Darren Aronofsky.

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Rachel Weisz Is Apprehensive About Playing Jackie Kennedy

May 19th, 2010 10:01pm EDT
Rachel Weisz
Actress Rachel Weisz is already feeling the huge responsibility of playing Jackie Kennedy in husband Darren Aronofsky's new film - because she's a Brit portraying an American icon.

"The Lovely Bones" star will lead the cast in Jackie, which follows the beloved former U.S. First Lady as she copes with the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963.

And, although she can't wait to get started on research for the role, she's also a little anxious about how America will accept her as Jackie.

She tells WENN, "It's a recent project so the script is being developed and it'...
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Erykah Badu Pleads Not Guilty To Disorderly Conduct

April 30th, 2010 8:24am EDT
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu has pleaded not guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct after a female bystander made an official complaint about the singer's public nudity during a controversial video shoot.

The R&B star performed a full striptease in front of stunned strangers as she walked along Dealey Plaza, a tourist hotspot in Dallas, Texas where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The footage appears in her new Window Seat promo.

One woman who watched Badu bare all complained to cops, and Dallas police officials charged the star with disorderly conduct.

However, Badu is adamant she didn't...
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Katie Holmes To Play Jackie Kennedy

April 28th, 2010 9:18pm EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is set to play America's most beloved First Lady after signing on to portray Jackie Kennedy in a new TV mini-series.

The actress will play the wife of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in an upcoming eight-hour drama chronicling one of America's most famous families.

"The Kennedys" will debut in 2011 on The History Channel, and will also feature Greg Kinnear and Tom Wilkinson.

Kinnear will play JFK in the project.

Click for more great Katie Holmes pictures:
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Rachel Weisz To Play Jackie Kennedy

April 14th, 2010 11:40am EDT
Rachel Weisz & Jackie Kennedy
Rachel Weisz is teaming up with her fiancé Darren Aronofsky for a second big screen project - the couple is set to make a movie based on the life of America's former First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

The couple, engaged since 2005 and parents to a three-year-old son, both worked on 2006 film The Fountain, with Weisz playing the leading woman and Aronofsky directing the project.

And now Weisz is set to work alongside her partner again - she will play Kennedy in a biopic directed by Aronofsky.

The film, titled Jackie, will follow the First Lady as she copes with the assassination of husband Pr...
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Erykah Badu: 'My Video Was Grossly Misunderstood'

April 6th, 2010 9:08am EDT
Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu has defended her decision to appear naked in her controversial new music video, insisting it was "grossly misunderstood all over America."

The R&B star caused a stir after shooting the clip for Window Seat, in which she performed a full striptease in front of stunned strangers as she walked along Dallas, Texas' Dealey Plaza - the street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

However, the singer insists she had no intention of insulting the politician's memory.

Appearing on The Wanda Sykes Show, Badu says, "My point was grossly misunderstood all over America. J.F....
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Erykah Badu Planned Her Own Arrest For Her Naked Video (See Video Here)

March 31st, 2010 8:55am EDT
Erykah Badu
Provocative R&B star Erykah Badu planned to film the world's most controversial music video - she tried to get arrested by cops during the shoot.

The singer/songwriter rips off her clothes in front of complete strangers in the promo for Window Seat, which was filmed in public at Dealey Plaza, the tourist hotspot in Dallas, Texas, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

However, she was hoping for some even more headline-grabbing scenes - she deliberately attempted to get seized by police officers for filming without a permit. The promo's producers, duo Coodie and Chike...
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Q&A: An Inside Look With Jesse Ventura On Conspiracy

November 30th, 2009 10:00am EST
Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura has had many titles. He has been a Navy seal, a professional wrestler, an actor, a mayor and Governor of Minnesota, and now with his new truTV show Ventura is taking on a new title: conspiracy theorist.

On "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," which premieres on Dec. 2nd at 10 pm, Ventura and his team of researchers take on a number of curious conspiracies and postulate if the terrorist attack on 9/11 was an inside job, or if the mysterious High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) complex in rural Alaska has the power to create tidal waves and control minds....
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Michael Jackson's Hair To Be Turned Into Diamonds

July 27th, 2009 12:31pm EDT
Michael Jackson hair diamond
Two weeks ago, the video of Michael Jackson's harrowing fire accident during the filming of a Pepsi commercial was released. Now, the hair collected from the accident is to be transformed into a diamond collection.

According to LifeGem's press release, the producer of the commercial (Ralph Cohen) put out the flames with his jacket and collected a piece of Jackson's hair that burned off. John Reznikoff, a collector, purchased the jacket and hair, and now plans on sending the hair away to LifeGem - a company that specializes in turning hair into diamonds.

In 2007, Renzikoff and LifeGem ...
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Spotlight On Notorious Hollywood Affairs

February 20th, 2009 9:00am EST
Evan Rachel Wood & Marilyn Manson
Valentine's Day may be over, but when it comes to Hollywood, breakups and makeups occur everyday, causing the media to hunt for the next juicy story of love found and lost in the city of angels. Unlike common relationships, these celebrities have chosen to declare their controversial romances in music videos, films, and everywhere in between. However, many of these notorious connections have not all ended in bliss. From Golden-era to modern-day, these are the top Hollywood affairs.

BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE

He's a Hollywood hunk who has played everything from a smooth talk...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

May 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 29

May 29th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
Happy Birthday to Spice Girl Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown (1975), Blues Traveler guitarist Chan Kinchla (1969), Oasis founder Noel Gallagher (1967), "The Facts of Life" actress Lisa Whelchel (1963), singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge (1961), "Highlander" star Adrian Paul (1959), British actor Rupert Everett (1959), "Being Julia" star Annette Bening (1958), singer/exotic dancer LaToya Jackson (1956), Oingo Boingo frontman/film composer Danny Elfman (1953), "General Hospital" actor Anthony Geary (1948), Procol Harum singer Gary Brooker (1945), actor Kevin Conway (1942), 35th President of the ...
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George Bush Left Out In The Cold By Mick Jagger

April 24th, 2006 9:54am EDT
George W. Bush
President George Bush was left red-faced after being told he couldn't rent the hotel room he wanted - because Mick Jagger had already taken it. Bush's aides tried to book the $6,500-a-night royal suite, at the exclusive Imperial Hotel in Vienna, for the president's summit meeting in June.

However, after making enquiries, the president's staff discovered the room had been booked by the rocker for when the Rolling Stones play a concert in the city the same month. Aides tried had hoped the legendary singer would give it up for the president but Jagger reportedly refused.

A source tol...
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Sir Bob Geldof Wins 'Freedom Of The City' of Dublin

March 7th, 2006 10:02am EST
Bob Geldof
Sir Bob Geldof has been given the 'Freedom Of The City' of Dublin. The former Boomtown Rats frontman-turned-activist was presented with the honor - which gives him the right to graze sheep in the city's central park - on Sunday. Accepting the award, he said: "It is raining and it's cold, but it is a beautiful day."

He was joined at the ceremony by his 91-year-old father, Bob Geldof Senior, and three of his daughters. The 'I Don't Like Mondays' singer also accepted a Waterford crystal globe in recognition of the two decades he has spent fundraising for the poor.

Geldof organized th...
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