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That Explains A LOT: Al Sharpton and Strom Thurmond Related

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Al Sharpton said he wants a DNA test to determine whether he is related to former segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond through his great-grandfather, a slave owned by an ancestor of the late senator...Professional genealogists, who work for Ancestry.com, found that Sharpton's great-grandfather Coleman Sharpton was a slave pwned owned by Julia Thurmond, whose grandfather was Strom Thurmond's great-great-grandfather. Coleman Sharpton was later freed.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070226/ap_on_re_us/sharpton_thurmond_14


I think it highly likely, highly likely. And totally hilarious, it's like poetic justice...random connections make the world work out in the end. Maybe I'm just still on a HEROES high. (shrug)



*No, Dave Chappelle doesn't have anything to do with this. Or does he? ;)

Congrats Forest, CONGRATS

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YES! A favorite actor AND director, Forest Whitaker won an Oscar last night!

HELL YES!

My grandma said: I've never seen so many people of color at the Oscars my ENTIRE LIFE!

She turns 74 tomorrow, and is happy to have a birthday in this better world of today!

One of my favorite moments: being 14 and pissed at the world, got dragged to LA's African Market with my Gram and ran into Forest there. Gram cajoled him into taking a picture, even though he hates them...then I lost the camera.


(Bi the way, the scottish dude James McAvoy in The Last King of Scotland is super hot and it's also got Gillian Anderson of X-Files looking quite tasty!)


Image from French one sheet for Ghost Dog, Way of the Samurai (Best Forest film ever!)

Joe Rogan Fights, Loses...Does Anyone Notice? Does Anyone Care But Me?

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My agent dropped me because of the Carlos™
Posted by Joe Rogan on Thu, Feb 15th, 2007 06:14pm
This is starting to get hysterical.
As the fearful little animals scamper to a safe, dry spot on the sinking ship of lies, characters are exposed and karma is radiantly beautiful.

My agent from the Gersh agency, who is the same guy that represents Carlos, spoke to me on the phone today. He told me that he was being "put in the middle of this thing, and forced to make a choice." He said that Carlos wanted to get on the phone with me and end this once and for all, and get this... wanted an apology.
If I didn't do this, he wanted the Gersh agency to either drop me, or he would leave them.

I told them that was fucking hilarious, and said that it's been fun working with them. The fact that they would even consider asking me to do something like that meant I was going to leave them anyway, but the sheer stereotypical "hollywood" nature of conversation actually fucking shocked …

Police Fans! Hold Your Receipts Tight!

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February 18, 2007 -- IT was Sting's brilliant idea to bring The Police back together for their 30th anniversary, sources say, despite interviews he and band members Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers gave suggesting it was a mutual idea.

One music-industry heavyweight tells Page Six: "Sting worked on Stewart and Andy for six months trying to get them to agree to tour. They didn't really want to at first. It's not like they need the money. They're set for life off of the royalties alone.

"But for some reason, Sting was insistent, telling them how much money they all could make," the source said.

To sweeten the deal, Sting "assured his former bandmates they could not only pick the song list for the tour, but that the three would share equally in profits - whereas in the past, Sting always got a higher percentage because he was the frontman.

"They finally agreed," our source said, and the group decided to kick off their reunion tour with an openi…

Vid Post: Guster, Mika, Jenny Lewis and Death Cab dude

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THIS POST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
THE WORDS OF DAVID BOWIE*:
One day music will be like running water or electricity

GUSTER - ONE MAN WRECKING MACHINE


MIKA - RELAX, TAKE IT EASY


JENNY LEWIS WITH BEN GIBBARD OF DEATH CAB - HANDLE WITH CARE
(D/L THE SONG TO HEAR THEM SING IT WITH CONOR OBERST FROM BRIGHT EYES!)



*if you haven't seen Bowie as Tesla in The Prestige, BOY, ARE YOU MISSING OUT!

Death of Audioslave, Solo Chris Cornell All That Matters To Me

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Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has quit the short-lived "supergroup," citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences," he said...

Cornell, 42, who rose to fame with defunct Seattle rock group Soundgarden, will reignite his solo career with the May 1 release of "Carry On," his second solo album.

"Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors," the part-time Paris restaurateur said in a statement.

The Audioslave split was not unexpected. His colleagues, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, have reunited with singer Zack de la Rocha to resurrect their former band Rage Against the Machine, which will play its first show in seven years at California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 29. Rage's plans beyond this s…

Veronica Mars Is Awesome

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Political Deathmatch '08: The Beginning

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WORDS THAT BEGIN THE WAR:
"Not since the Vietnam War has there been this level of disappointment in the behavior of America throughout the world, and I don't think that another incredibly polarizing figure, no matter how smart she is and no matter how ambitious she is -- and God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton? -- can bring the country together." - David Geffen
This has purty much turned moi off Hilary for good. Geffen's a lil punk, love the gay godfatha even so...Hilary jumped to the fight, Obama slammed back, and how this all plays out should be a pretty good indicator of who's gonna get the nomination imho. it also could be a good indicator of the infighting that will be front page news allowing the pubs to keep the presidency, thoughts?

yes, the source is nytimes via perezhilton, i just can't get enough of bald britney going craaazy on the papz with her green umbrella.

personal dream? hilary gets dem nom, brownback gets republ…

(chortle)

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Morrissey sees Ghosts, not surprised. Am surprised he cried over loss of cat, wait, nope..Not surprised.

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Did you ever see a ghost?

Ahh... well, I did. It was in England. But yes, I did once.


Can you tell me about it?

Yes! It was January 1989, and it was a very bitter winter. I went with three friends onto Saddleworth Moor in the north of England, which is the most barren, desolate, desperate place . . . a place of many, many murders throughout British history — many bodies were dumped [there] because it was so hostile. [In the mid-’60s, several Manchester schoolchildren were brutally murdered and dumped on Saddleworth Moor in a crime known as the Moors Murders. The killings left a deep scar upon the community. In fact, the first song Morrissey co-wrote with Johnny Marr, “Suffer Little Children,” was about these murders.]

There’s nothing for miles, and it’s very easy to lose your way. We had driven through darkness even though it was only 6 p.m. — you can only see as far as your headlights. At one point, we tried to step outside the car and the wind was so feroci…

Chewbacca, Prisoner.

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LAPD officers arrested "Star Wars" street performer Frederick Evan Young, 44, of Los Angeles in his furry brown wookiee costume Thursday on a charge of misdemeanor battery for allegedly head-butting a tour guide who complained about Young's treatment of two visitors from Japan.

The incident — witnessed by Superman and other impersonators — is the latest clash outside the landmark cinema between visitors and performers dressed as movie and cartoon characters. They collect tips from tourists who pose for pictures and watch them perform in front of the theater, where generations of stars have placed their footprints in concrete.

A police source said that a Superman performer witnessed the altercation and was interviewed by police. Other street performers said that before police arrived Superman called producers from ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Show," which is taped across the boulevard from the theater, and a cameraman videotaped Young being led off by officers.

(thanks …