BartCop Entertainment Archives - Thursday, 12 March, 2015

Thursday

12 March, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1262 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Mark Morford: What color is your domestic violence? (SF Gate)
Say what you will about the Salvation Army and its imperfect reputation (anti-gay, conservative, reputed to have not exactly the most sound business practices) but they do know one thing: how to leverage - or rather, reinvent - an otherwise endlessly obnoxious viral meme for a very good cause.


Mark Morford: "Study says: Skip breakfast, take some LSD" (SF Gate)
You've been lied to about so many things, haven't you? Money, power, God, meat, drugs, sex, gluten, which wine goes best with fish - it's all a ruse, a set of weirdly hardwired myths we're trained to cling to, feverishly, until we die. Who's to blame? Obama? Jesus? The Illuminati? Your grandma? Your frail and gullible ego? Take your pick.


Michael Pollan: The Trip Treatment (New Yorker)
Research into psychedelics, shut down for decades, is now yielding exciting results. ?


Great Republican Presidents (YouTube)
How great Republican Presidents from Lincoln to Reagan used government to advance education, build our interstate highway system, save Social Security, increase funding for the arts and implement many of the other programs that have made America a better place for ALL of us.


High noon for Gary: why is the once-popular name on the verge of extinction? (Guardian)
The name is dying out, and not even Garys Cooper or Lineker seem capable of saving it. Why do parents hate it now, and what can we do about it?


Jenny Stevens: "Sleater-Kinney: 'On stage we can be ferocious'" (Guardian)
After a decade off, powerhouse indie trio Sleater-Kinney are back with new album No Cities to Love. Have motherhood and TV stardom softened them?


Andrew Dickson: "Kwes: why I love Paul Klee" (Guardian)
'I have synaesthesia, so I hear music as colour. And it's as if Klee senses what colour feels like.' ?


Honest Trailers - Cinderella (1950)
Disney's 1950 animated classic Cinderella is the focus of Screen Junkies' honest trailer treatment in this video. Beautiful waif taken advantage of by evil family members and made to be an indentured servant, or insane woman driven to talk to animals in her rodent infested dwelling? You decide.



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Trivia Question of the Day


What actor was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy a record eleven consecutive years, winning in 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2004?

                                  



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Trivia Question from Yesterday


In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. What is her name?


      Wilma Rudolph                                                      Source


Wilma Glodean Rudolph (June 23, 1940 - November 12, 1994) was an American athlete and an Olympic champion. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960.

In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games. A track and field champion, she elevated women's track to a major presence in the United States. As a member of the black community, she is also regarded as a civil rights and women's rights pioneer.        Source







Randall was first, and correct, with:
   Wilma Glodean Rudolph




Lame-o Lois Of Oregon wrote:
   Wow, Wilma Rudolph was the living proof of "that which does not kill you makes you stronger", surviving polio AND scarlet fever by age 12 (in addition to 21 siblings) and kicking ass all the way to the Olympics before, sadly, dying at age 54...but it took a brain tumor AND throat cancer to finally stop her! What a bad ass. And now for some pointless and tasteless memes.




Alan J said:
   Wilma Rudolph



Charlie replied:
   Wilma Rudolph




Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   Wilma Rudolph



Adam answered:
   Wilma Rudolph



Deborah said:
   Oh, I know this one - it's Wilma Rudolph.
  Finally, some rain, and it won't be enough. Sure smells good, though.




Marian replied:
   Wilma Rudolph



Rainy Dale in Diamond Springs, CA answered:
   It's really bizarre that I remembered Wilma Rudolph before I had even finished the question. Her and Cassius Clay, the middleweight Olympic champion. I even recall that it was hot in Rome that year during the track & field. Also a polio survivor. Gee, think she would have gotten an inoculation if it were available? Shit for brains probably doesn't think so!




DJ Useo responded:
   Wilma Rudolph. A great role model for anyone. Takes a lot of work, & skill to do what she did.
  Yeah, Women!!




MAM   wrote:
   Wilma Rudolph




mj took the day off.
  



Joe S     took the day off.
  



Sally is retired, but paying attention.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  

  March 12 Birthdays - Celebrities Born March 12 | Famous Birthdays



  








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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


Exploiting Harper Lee



Watch San Francisco get destroyed in 'San Andreas' movie trailer - SFGate Blog



Odds increasing that huge quake will hit California - SFGate



Study says: Skip breakfast, take some LSD - Notes & Errata by Mark Morford



State Senator Justin Harris and Wife Believed Adopted Daughters Possessed by Demons, Had an Exorcism



California agencies admit failure in protecting water from oil industry pollution



Archaeologists condemn National Geographic over claims of Honduran 'lost cities' | World news | The Guardian



Apollo 40 years on: how the moon missions changed the world for ever | Science | The Guardian



BBC News - Anthropocene: New dates proposed for the 'Age of Man'



'Morning Joe' Hosts Blame Rappers For Racist Frat Video And Twitter Responds In The Best Possible Way



As Palm Oil Farms Expand, It's A Race To Save Indonesia's Orangutans : Parallels : NPR



Spread Of Palm Oil Production Into Africa Threatens Great Apes : The Salt : NPR



Is Cumin The Most Globetrotting Spice In The World? : The Salt : NPR



With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow : NPR



Arizona Legislature Does It Again



Pepsi's Latest Ad Campaign Has Little To Do With Soda



The Congo's Midas Curse | Mother Jones




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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'


"The Problem With Young People Today"

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from Marc Perkel

BartCop

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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


"HE'S ALSO A PRE-CADAVER" AND A TEXASS!

THE RISE OF "FASCISM" IN ISRAEL!

"AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" MY ASS!

"POOTY-POOT" MADE ME DO IT!

WHEN A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM WORKS YOU CAN RELY ON THE REPUBLICAN "TRAITORS" TO TRY AND BLOCK IT.

"LET THE SUN SHINE"!

COTTON HEAD!

THE GOP AND IRAN HARDLINERS HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.






Visit JD's site - Kitty Litter Music



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Ark Of Darkness

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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Mostly overcast, but still warmer than seasonal.



Tonight, Thursday:

CBS opens the night with a FRESH 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'The Truly Awful Odd Couple', then a RERUN 'Big Bang Theory', followed by a FRESH 'Mom', then a FRESH 'Elementary'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Dave are Lena Dunham, Bobby Cannavale, and Andy Kim with Kevin Drew.
On a RERUN Late, Late Show (from 1/28/15) with tonight's middle-aged white woman guest host, Whitney Cummings, are Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Rhea Seehorn.



NBC begins the night with 'Dateline: The Reel Blacklist', followed by a FRESH 'The Blacklist', then a FRESH 'The Slap'.
On a RERUN Jimmy Fallon (from 2/4/15) are Vin Diesel, Carl Reiner, Kobe Bryant, Iggy Azalea, and Jennifer Hudson.
On a RERUN Seth Meyers (from 2/25/15 Christina Aguilera, Colin Quinn, and Kurt Braunohler.
On a RERUN Carson 'The Scab' Daly (from 3/4/15), are Adam Carolla, Le Butcherettes, and Leland Orser.



ABC starts the night with a FRESH 'Grey's Anatomy', followed by a FRESH 'Scandal'. then a FRESH 'American Crime'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Sean Penn and Earth, Wind & Fire.



The CW offers a FRESH 'The Vampire Diaries', followed by a FRESH 'Reign'.



Faux fills the night with a FRESH 'American Idol'.



MY recycles an old 'The Mentalist', followed by another old 'The Mentalist'.



A&E has 'The First 48', another 'The First 48', followed by a FRESH 'The First 48', then a FRESH 'Nightwatch'.



AMC offers the movie 'Hard To Kill', followed by the movie 'The Green Mile'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BBC World News
 [7:00AM]    BBC World News
 [8:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 11 - Hero Worship
 [9:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 12 - Violations
 [10:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 5 - Ep 13 - The Masterpiece Society
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Daleks In Manhattan
 [12:00PM]    Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Evolution Of The Daleks
 [1:00PM]    Doctor Who - Season 3 - Ep 6 - The Lazarus Experiment
 [2:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 6 - Seascape
 [3:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 15 - Amy's Baking Company
 [4:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 10 - Dillon's
 [5:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Handlebar
 [6:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 1 - The Secret Garden
 [7:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Jack's Waterfront
 [8:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 4 - Ep 6 - Cafe Tavolini
 [9:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 3 - Ep 5 - Hot Potato Cafe
 [10:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Blackberry's
 [11:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 3 - Mama Maria's
 [12:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 1 - The Secret Garden
 [1:00AM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Jack's Waterfront
 [2:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 8 - Episode 1
 [3:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 8 - Episode 2
 [4:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 8 - Episode 3
 [5:00AM]    Top Gear - Season 8 - Episode 4    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of Melbourne', and 'Vanderpump Rules'.



Comedy Central has 'South Park', another 'South Park', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', 'Broken Lizard's Super Troopers'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Rob Corddry.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Whitney Cummings, Beth Behrs, and Jonathan Kite.



FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by the movie 'Just Go With It', then a FRESH 'Archer', and another 'Archer'.



History has 2 hours of old 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Pawn Stars', then another FRESH 'Pawn Stars', followed by a FRESH 'Vikings'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
 [8:15AM]    PAPARAZZI
 [10:15AM]    THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
 [12:30PM]    U-571
 [3:00PM]    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
 [6:30PM]    INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
 [10:00PM]    PORTLANDIA-DEAD PETS
 [10:30PM]    PORTLANDIA-DEAD PETS
 [11:00PM]    PORTLANDIA-FASHION
 [11:30PM]    PORTLANDIA-DOUG BECOMES A FEMINIST
 [12:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-HOUSE FOR SALE
 [12:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-YOU CAN CALL ME AL
 [1:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-DEAD PETS
 [1:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-DEAD PETS
 [2:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-THE STORY OF TONI AND CANDACE
 [2:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-THE FIANCEE
 [3:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-HEALTHCARE
 [3:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-SEA WORLD
 [4:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-4TH OF JULY
 [4:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-FASHION
 [5:00AM]    PORTLANDIA-YOU CAN CALL ME AL
 [5:30AM]    PORTLANDIA-DEAD PETS    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Loredana, Esq.-Never Lie to Your Lawyer
 [7:00AM]    To Rome With Love
 [9:30AM]    Outbreak
 [12:15PM]    Intermission
 [2:30PM]    The Sentinel
 [4:45PM]    Panic Room
 [7:15PM]    The Fugitive
 [10:00PM]    The Fugitive
 [2:45AM]    Panic Room
 [3:15AM]    Confidence
 [5:15AM]    The Approval Matrix-Fame Monster    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has the movie 'The Scorpion King', followed by a FRESH 'WWE Steroid SmackDown', then a FRESH 'Wizard Wars'.



TBS:
On a RERUN Conan (from 12/9/14) are Sofia Vergara, J.B. Smoove, and tUnE-yArDs.



TCM spends most of the night with Jackie Gleason
 [6:45 AM]      Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)
 [8:30 AM]      Up Goes Maisie (1946)
 [10:00 AM]      Undercover Maisie (1947)
 [11:30 AM]      Wyoming (1940)
 [1:00 PM]      They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
 [3:30 PM]      Sitting Bull (1954)
 [5:30 PM]      Little Big Man (1970)
 [8:00 PM]      Requiem For A Heavyweight (1962)
 [9:45 PM]      The Hustler (1961)
 [12:15 AM]      Don't Drink the Water (1969)
 [2:00 AM]      Soldier in the Rain (1963)
 [3:45 AM]      Escape From Crime (1942)

 [4:45 AM]      Picture Snatcher (1933)     (ALL TIMES EST)



Friday   -  03/13/15

TCM:
 [6:30 AM]      Rhodes of Africa (1935)    [AKA: 'Rhodes']
 [8:15 AM]      Prisoner Of War (1954)
 [9:45 AM]      Assignment To Kill (1968)
 [11:30 AM]      I Remember Mama (1948)
 [2:00 PM]      Saintly Sinners (1962)
 [3:30 PM]      The Bowery Boys Meet The Monsters (1954)
 [4:45 PM]      A Lion Is In The Streets (1953)
 [6:15 PM]      Monsoon (1953)
 [8:00 PM]      Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
 [10:45 PM]      Oliver! (1968)
 [1:30 AM]      Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
 [4:15 AM]      Home Before Dark (1958)     (ALL TIMES EST)



USA has a FRESH "Dig'.




Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

Decades TV Network

Escape

Get TV

Grit - Television With Backbone - Grit

Me-TV

MOVIES! TV Network

RTV - The Retro Television Network

the works

This TV


Al Jazeera






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Kunal Nayyar, from left, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch, Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, and center, Jim Parsons, who is honored with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wed., March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Chris Pizzello

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Tribeca Film Festival To Host Anniversary Celebration

Monty Python

A 40th anniversary celebration for "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is coming in the general direction of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The New York festival announced Wednesday that the film's anniversary will be marked with a special screening of the film, attended by the comedy group's five living members. They will attend the April 24 screening at the Beacon Theatre.

One Python, Michael Palin, says the group is hoping to meet anyone who can remember why they made the movie. He calls it "a documentary about coconuts that rather lost its way."

Another Python, Terry Gilliam, says a "lack of money" saved the film from mediocrity. Says Gilliam: "We couldn't afford real horses."

Monty Python

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French actress Catherine Deneuve poses as she arrives at Louis Vuitton's ready-to-wear fall-winter 2015-2016 fashion collection presented during the Paris fashion week, in Paris, France, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Photo by Zacharie Scheurer

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Britain Offered US Copy

Magna Carta

Documents being displayed at the British Library show that Britain offered the United States an original copy of the Magna Carta in hopes of persuading a reluctant America to enter World War II and to fight against Nazi Germany.

The Foreign Office offer, made before the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, was floated after the U.S. Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act, which offered material to the British to fight the Nazis. Britain desperately needed the United States to lend its might to the war effort, and recognized a reluctant American public was wary of being drawn into what was seen as foreign conflict.

The idea was later quietly dropped because the government did not in fact own the copy of the charter it was intending to give away.

Claire Breay, the co-curator of the landmark exhibition, said Wednesday that Britain believed that "the gift of this document might be a powerful enough thing to persuade a country like America to go to war."

Magna Carta

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Has Precedents

'Blurred Lines'

A jury has determined that singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied R&B legend Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up" with their 2013 megahit "Blurred Lines." Thicke and Williams were ordered to pay Gaye's children nearly $7.4 million. The decision could have an unprecedented effect on the industry, but it was only the latest in decades of cases that have taken pop songs from the recording studio to the courtroom over plagiarism allegations. Here are some highlights.

Former Beatle George Harrison's 1970 solo song "My Sweet Lord" had a melody heavy with echoes of "He's So Fine," the 1962 hit from The Chiffons. The copyright owner sued Harrison. A judge said that while the tunes were nearly identical, Harrison was guilty only of "subconscious plagiarism." Harrison would eventually pay out $587,000.

Ray Parker Jr. ain't afraid of no ghost, but he had to give in when Huey Lewis and the News came after him. Parker's "Ghostbusters," from the movie of the same title, was among the top 10 songs of 1984. But Lewis sued him over the song's resemblance to "I Want a New Drug," a song released earlier the same year. Parker settled out of court for a confidential sum.

Vanilla Ice's 1990 signature tune, "Ice, Ice, Baby," used a sample of the 1981 Queen-David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure" without credit. Vanilla Ice would settle out of court for an undisclosed amount in one of many cases that stemmed from hip-hop's heavy use of sampling at the time.

'Blurred Lines'

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Producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at Louis Vuitton's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready to wear fashion collection, presented at Paris fashion week, Paris, France, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Photo by Thibault Camus

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Bans Go Into Effect

Selfie Sticks

"Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures.

The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially dangerous. Officials at Palace of Versailles outside Paris, and Britain's National Gallery in London, announced the bans Wednesday, saying they need to protect artworks and other visitors.

Musee d'Orsay, which houses an Impressionist art collection, bans not just selfie sticks, but any photography whatsoever.

Rome's Colosseum banned selfie sticks last month as a security measure, both for the objects on exhibit inside and for the 16,000 daily visitors to the 2,000-year-old monument.

The Smithsonian museums in Washington banned selfie sticks last week. Cameras and pictures are still allowed, but selfie sticks, tripods and monopods are not. Smithsonian officials say this is a preventative measure to protect visitors and museum objects.

Selfie Sticks

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Cancels Venezuela Show

Wynton Marsalis

American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis is cancelling a concert in Venezuela at a time of rising tensions that are making it harder for U.S. citizens to travel to the South American country.

The New York-based trumpeter and composer was scheduled to perform Friday in Caracas alongside the Simon Bolivar Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel as well as lead a series of workshops with the country's world-famous El Sistema network of youth ensembles, both of which are supported by Venezuela's socialist government.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which Marsalis leads, didn't explain why Caracas was a last-minute scratch from its 12-city South American tour. But in a statement it said its presence right now in Venezuela could distract from El Sistema's well-deserved 40th anniversary celebration.

Marsalis has long been an emissary for the American art form and in 2010 spent a week in Havana, Cuba jamming with music students in the communist country.

Wynton Marsalis

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Actress Renee Zellweger arrives at Miu Miu's ready to wear fall-winter 2015-2016 fashion collection, as part of Paris fashion week, Paris, France, Wednesday, March 11, 2015.
Photo by Thibault Camus

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Feels 'Targeted'

Wikipedia

The Wikimedia Foundation believes it can win its case against the U.S. National Security Agency because it has evidence that mass surveillance had caused it harm, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said on Wednesday.

Wales also said he thought the lawsuit, brought Tuesday by Wikimedia and rights groups, would end up in the U.S. Supreme Court because either side is likely to appeal any ruling against it.

In the legal challenge to the spy agency, Wikimedia and eight other groups said one of the NSA's mass surveillance programs violates privacy rights and makes people worldwide less likely to share sensitive information.

The U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 rejected another challenge to NSA surveillance of email and other communications, ruling that a similar coalition of plaintiffs did not prove they had been spied upon or would be. The ruling, however, was made just three months before documents made public by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed extensive U.S. spying.

Wikipedia

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Actress Dyan Cannon sits courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Detroit Pistons during the second half of an NBA Basketball game, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 93-85.
Photo by Danny Moloshok

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Whale Meat Dumped

Norway

Whale meat imported into Japan from Norway has been dumped after tests found it contained up to twice the permitted level of harmful pesticide, the government said Wednesday.

The announcement came after Western environmentalists first exposed the issue, in the latest salvo of a battle that pits Japan against many of its usual allies, such as Australia and New Zealand.

An official at Japan's health ministry said whale meat was subject to extensive routine tests before and after import.

He added that tests on Norwegian whale meat imported in April showed 0.2 parts per million of aldrin and dieldrin combined, in addition to 0.07 ppm of chlordane. Meat that arrived in June was found to have 0.2 ppm of dieldrin.

Japan's safety limits for the pesticides are 0.1 ppm for aldrin and dieldrin combined, and 0.05 ppm for chlordane, the official said.

Norway

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Musician Phil Collins, right, peeks into the Senate Chambers before being introduced at the State Capitol in Austin on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Collins was given the honorary title of Texan for his donations of artifacts to the Alamo.
Photo by Rodolfo Gonzalez

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Wins Right To Post-Divorce Wealth

Kathleen Wyatt

A former hippy whose ex-husband made a fortune after their 1992 divorce on Wednesday won the right to seek a chunk of his wealth in a landmark British court ruling.

Kathleen Wyatt, 55, wants a 1.9 million payout from green energy tycoon Dale Vince -- despite lodging her claim 20 years after their divorce.

The pair met as students, married in 1981 and lived a "New Age Traveller" hippy lifestyle on the road. They had one son.

The BBC said Vince started out using a wind turbine he had made to power his caravan, and was now worth an estimated 107 million.

The judge said Wyatt had raised their son in "hardship" and the court must have regard "to the contribution of each party to the welfare of the family".

Kathleen Wyatt

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Models present creations by Italian designer Giambattista Valli as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Moncler Gamme Rouge during Paris Fashion Week March 11, 2015.
Photo by Charles Platiau

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Australia

Fair Dinkum Nugget

Australian Mick Brown, 42, had just given up smoking, and was not handling it well, according to reports. His wife, in need of a break from his poor attitude, told him to get out of their house for a little while.

Brown, who is reportedly a gold prospector, took a walk with his metal detector in an area where he'd previously hunted for treasure. While walking through the patch of land near Wedderburn, Victoria, he found a lump of gold measuring 87 ounces.

That's worth about $141,000 AUD (about $136,555 CAD).

"I thought, bugger me, it is, it's bloody gold," said Brown to The Age.

Brown said he's dubbed the nugget the "fair dinkum nugget" because when people feel how heavy it is, they say "fair dinkum this is huge."

"Fair Dinkum Nugget"

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In Memory

Windell Middlebrooks

Windell Middlebrooks, an actor who gained TV commercial stardom as a burly, no-nonsense beer delivery man who confiscated the brew from undeserving snobs, has died, his family said Tuesday. He was 36.

Middlebrooks died Monday in the Los Angeles area, said his manager and friend, Steve Ivey. The cause of death and further details were not immediately released.

Besides his eye-catching TV spots for Miller High Life beer, Middlebrooks' credits included the TV series "Body of Proof," ''Cougar Town" and "Scrubs." He is in the new Adam Carolla film "Road Hard."

Details on survivors were not immediately available.

Windell Middlebrooks

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A handout image released by the Taronga Zoo shows Veiled Chameleon hatchlings at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, March 11, 2015. Taronga has welcomed more than 20 baby chameleons, with the last of three clutches of eggs hatching this week. Veiled Chameleons, or Chamaeleo calyptratus, are native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen and can live up to five years.


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