CLINTON GOING TO MIDEAST FOR GAZA CONFLICT TALKS: The White House has announced that President Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the Middle East today (November 20th) for talks with Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders to try to prevent escalation of the week-long military conflict in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinians. Some 110 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians, and three Israelis have died in the exchange of airstrikes by
OBAMA WRAPS UP ASIAN TRIP IN CAMBODIA: After visiting Myanmar earlier on Monday (November 19th), in a historic first trip to the nation from a U.S. president, President Obama arrived in Cambodia, the final stop on his three-country Asian trip. However,
19th). The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities, and for planning to engage in what the FBI called "violent jihad." The man who served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2001, 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir, reportedly introduced two of the other men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a leader of al-Qaida in the
JUDGE, TRYING TO SAVE HOSTESS, ORDERS MEDIATION: There may still be hope for Hostess yet. The bankruptcy judge hearing the case Monday (November 19th), at which the maker of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, and other iconic snack cakes was asking for permission to sell its
assets and go out of business, said the company and its striking union hadn't gone through the critical step of mediation. Hostess, which was already in bankruptcy, has blamed the strike that started earlier this month for the decision to liquidate, saying it was the final blow to the company. But after yesterday's court hearing, the union agreed to mediation, and both sides will start that process today. The news might hearten Twinkie lovers who've been racing around trying to snap up any of the golden cakes they can find on store shelves since news broke Friday that Hostess was going out of business. Still, even if Hostess does wind up closing down, it's likely that its popular brands, like Twinkies, will be bought by another company.
the virus to others. The recommendation brings the panel in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which began advising routine HIV testing for everyone between 13 and 64 in 2006.
MUSTANG RANCH BROTHEL OWNER VOTED COUNTY COMMISSIONER: Lance Gilman has shown that being part of the sex industry isn't an obstacle to political office -- in rural
voters, they view it as just a business." There are some two dozen legal brothels in 10 of
STUDY: APES HAVE MIDLIFE CRISES
at midlife that some studies find in people. It was measured in the apes by caretakers assessing such things as positive or negative mood, how much pleasure the animal got from social situations, and how successful it was in achieving its goals. The research suggests that the human tendency toward a "midlife crisis" may have been passed on through evolution, rather than being result of our modern life.
Angeles Galaxy. The 37-year-old British soccer superstar isn't retiring, but didn't give any indication what his next move will be. However, he did say that owning a Major League Soccer team is likely in his future, stating, "I don't see this as the end of my relationship with the league, as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future." Beckham has played for the Galaxy for six seasons since his groundbreaking move from Real Madrid,
reaching three league finals and winning one title last year.
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Meanwhile, Rock's fellow iTunes holdouts AC/DC have also reached a deal with the
online store and the legendary band's entire discography is now available, including the new concert album Live At River Plate, which is also out Tuesday. Every studio, live and compilation album, soundtrack contribution and box set from the Australian rockers can now be purchased in digital form. Fans can also purchase The Complete Collection, the complete iTunes-exclusive AC/DC catalog, or The Collection, which includes all 16 studio albums.
Also out Tuesday is Coldplay's Live 2012, which arrives on Blu-ray/CD, CD/
Finally, 3 Doors Down has issued a best-of collection titled Greatest Hits, featuring nine of the group's all-time biggest tracks along with three new tunes called "One Light," "There's A Life" and "Goodbyes." The first of the new songs, "One Light," made its debut in late August at the Republican National Convention, where the band performed on the main convention stage.
MORE DETAILS OF DISTURBED SINGER’S NEW PROJECT EMERGE: Disturbed singer David Draiman's new solo project, Device, has set "Vilify" as the first single from its
upcoming debut album. The song will hit radio and retailers in February, while the yet-to-be-titled record will arrive in April. Other tracks set to appear on the CD include "You Think You Know," "Recover," "Hunted" and "War Of Lies." Device also features ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo.
Draiman first revealed the existence of the project last March, saying it would be in
the vein of industrial acts such as Nine Inch Nails and Ministry.
James Keenan's side project, the musical revue known as Puscifer, will release a new EP on
February 19th called Donkey Punch The Night. The eight-track disc will feature the same lineup that recorded the act's 2011 album, Conditions Of My Parole, and will feature two original songs, "Breathe" and "Dear Brother," in addition to covers of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Accept's "Balls To The Wall" and a variety of remixes.
1. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (O.G. Mix)
3. "Dear Brother"
4. "Balls To The Wall" (Pillow Fight Mix)
5. "Breathe" (Drumcell rework)
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7. "Balls To The Wall" (Silent Servant El Guapo Mix)
8. "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Sonoio rework)
NEW DETAILS ABOUT UPCOMING BLINK-182 EP: Blink-182 has finalized the details of its upcoming release, an EP titled Dogs Eating Dogs. The set will feature five new songs and come in three different bundles: a $19.99 "Naughty Package" containing the digital EP, a T-shirt and Blink holiday card, a $54.99 "Nice Package" containing the EP, a holiday Blink fleece, wrapping paper and a card, and the $99.99 "Santa's Lap" edition, which features the EP, a limited edition print, the T-shirt, wrapping paper and the card. The EP, Blink's first
independent release in 20 years, comes out December 18th and can be pre-ordered
through Blink's website, www.blink-182.com.
talented kid and he goes above and beyond for his fans."
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According to Rolling Stone, the couple have been dating for a year and yet while Wachtel was photographing the shoot for a music video from Weiland's Christmas album, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year. Weiland said, "I am incredibly happy. She is incredibly beautiful in every aspect of the word. Lovely, smart, passionate. And she loves my kids and I love her son.
We're getting married in the spring, and our families will be living together . . . she's the greatest thing that's happened to me in a long, long time." The couple plan a spring 2013 wedding.
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LED ZEPPELIN’S ‘CELEBRATION DAY’ IS HERE AT LAST! Out now is one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the past five years -- Celebration Day --
recorded and filmed at Led Zeppelin's
The tracklisting to Celebration Day is: "Good Times, Bad Times," "Ramble On," "Black Dog," "In My Time Of Dying," "For Your Life," "Trampled Underfoot," "Nobody's Fault
But Mine," "No Quarter," "Since I've Been Lovin' You," "Dazed And Confused," "Stairway To Heaven," "The Song Remains The Same," "Misty Mountain Hop," "Kashmir,"
"Whole Lotta Love" and "Rock And Roll."
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to come to Broadway in 2013
'AMERICAN CHOPPER' CANCELED BY DISCOVERY: The Discovery Channel has canceled American Chopper. The show, which follows the motorcycle-building shop of the Teutul family, has been on the air for 10 years and has spawned a line of video games.
NBC GIVES SCRIPT COMMITMENT TO KENAN THOMPSON SERIES: Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson will star in a new series being developed for NBC and produced by Lorne Michaels. The show will be about Kenan's character moving in with his in-laws.
A STRANGE TRICK YOU CAN USE TO SPEND LESS MONEY: You'll spend less money if you pay with crisp, well-organized cash, researchers say. Researchers at the
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property, and 13-percent of those polled said they are considering asking guests to give them money instead of a gift, in order to offset wedding or honeymoon costs. (Daily Mail)
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VEGETABLES MAKE YOUR MEAL MORE APPETIZING, STUDY SAYS: Scientists at
dinner. For the study, children were asked to rate different meals they were served-- some had vegetables and other did not - and then asked to describe the person who prepared the meal. The results suggest that vegetables play a large role in increasing the overall enjoyment of the meal. (Daily Mail)
YOU CAN BE ALLERGIC TO COLD TEMPERATURES: Lots of people detest the cold temperatures that winter brings, but a few are actually allergic to it. A very rare condition called "cold urticaria" only affects about one in 100-thousand people. People with cold
urticaria can experience redness, itching, swelling and hives on the skin after coming in contact with cold temperature, according to Mayo Clinic. The allergy can be as severe as a peanut allergy- - sufferers can slip into life-threatening anaphylactic shock if too much of their body is exposed to cold temperatures. (Huffington Post)
SMOKING MARIJUANA MAKES SOME PEOPLE PSYCHOTIC: Scientists say the results of a new study suggest the people who have a certain genetic marker may be at increased risk of developing psychosis when they smoke pot. Among people who smoke pot every day, the risk for psychosis increases sevenfold for those who have the genetic marker. A doctor connected with the study says that they hope to develop therapies for the condition as they learn more about the genetic causes of it. (Live Science)