BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 3 February, 2015


3 February, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1225 days in a row]


Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Paul Krugman: The Long-Run Cop-Out (NY Times)
In today's economic and political environment, dismissing the here and now is craven and irresponsible.

Barbara Ellen: Are we creating a lost generation with no prospects? (Guardian)
When I was whingeing about posh kids feeling entitled to resits, I forgot those who genuinely need more than one attempt

Robert Evans, Anonymous: 5 Things I Endured as a Legal Brothel Worker (Cracked)
We didn't expect to become the Internet's primary source for insider perspectives on sex workers, but life is funny that way. In our quest to understand society's weird love/hate relationships with prostitutes, we've talked to those working outside the law and the few who ply their trade in legal brothels, and the consistent theme seems to be that it can be an awful job, but only because polite society insists on making it awful.

Monica Tan: "The Veronicas: we don't equate success with how popular we are" (Guardian)
Lisa and Jessica Origliasso on why Taylor Swift doesn't belong on Triple J and how boy bands may just be manufactured distractions by the new world order.

Jacques Berlinerblau: Teach or Perish (Chronicle of Higher Education)
In this spirit, I submit a re-visioning of an American college professor's job description: The successful candidate will be skilled in, and passionately devoted to, teaching and mentoring 18- to 22-year-olds, as well as those in other age groups. Additionally, she or he will show promise as an original and creative researcher.

Adam Thirlwell: Can art still shock? (Guardian)
Is Grayson Perry right - can we no longer be outraged by art and literature? From Manet's Olympia to Pussy Riot and Houellebecq, Adam Thirlwell presents a short history of shock.

Michele Hanson: Don't listen to Russell Brand: refusing to vote will bring five more years of Tory government (Guardian)
Rightwing types always vote, so we leftwingers will only have ourselves to blame if electoral apathy leads to a Conservative victory in May.

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Trivia Question of the Day

Woad, occasionally known as Asp of Jerusalem, has long been a source of dye. What color dye does woad produce?


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Trivia Question from Yesterday

In Classical Greek mythology, what name is given to the first twelve children of Gaia and Uranus?

      The Titans                                                      Source

In Classical Greek mythology, the Titans and Titanesses were members of the second order of divine beings, descending from the primordial deities and preceding the Olympian deities. Based on Mount Othrys, the Titans most famously included the first twelve children of the primordial Gaia (Mother Earth) and Uranus (Father Heaven). They were giant deities of incredible strength, who ruled during the legendary Golden Age, and also composed the first pantheon of Greek deities.

Among the first generation of twelve Titans, the females were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea, and Themis and the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, and Iapetus.        Source

Alan J was first, and correct, with:
   the Titans

mj wrote:
   I think those were the

Charlie said:
   Titans. Thus the myth gives rise to the name of Saturn's largest moon, among many other astronomical and terrestrial objects.

  Deborah, if you want winter, we're having a real doozy here in Northern Ohio right now.

Jim from CA, retired to ID, replied:
   The Titans

Deborah responded:
   Had to look this up - the Titans.

Adam answered:
   The Titans-

Marian said:

Dale of Diamond Springs, Norcaliful replied:
   They're the 12 Titans…Ancient Deities…Ha Ha Uranus…Jokes on me Marty…My Anus is getting a Colonoscopy Manana…Be back Wednesday… gonna have a shitty time for the next 15 hours. They will put me in Nirvana though…former stoner will enjoy the legal high!

MAM   wrote:
   Titans ~ Six male Titans: Oceanus, Coeus, Hyperion, Iapetus, Cronus. Six female: Tethys, Phoebe, Mnemosyne, Theia, Themis, Rea.

DJ Useo answered:
   The "Titans". I've always loved reading mythologies. Greek, Norse, American Indian. All are fascinating to me.
  I've even enjoyed the modern day versions from DC comics. I think they even did a story where the teen titans met the greek titans.

Joe S     responded:
   Yes, the Titans.

Randall wrote:
   Accordion to Wiki theogeny,
  Gaia and Uranus created the TITANS:











      and Cronus

  And then the three cyclopes: Brontes, Steropes, and Arges
  and THEN the three Hecatonchires: Kottos, Briareos, and Gyges
  ...but then I found this:

Lois of Oregon took the day off.

Sally has retired, but she's still around... : )

BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.

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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ

Click here: Imam Moujahed Bakhach Cancels Muslim Rodeo Prayer After Backlash

Police alerted to planned march against 'Jewification' of north London borough | World news | The Guardian

I don't believe in the God that Stephen Fry doesn't believe in either | Giles Fraser | Comment is free | The Guardian

Gangsta rap is dead - and Suge Knight's arrest has buried it | James Peterson | Comment is free | The Guardian

Women should worry less about being liked and more about being effective | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | The Guardian

German neo-Nazi party cancels protest after boarding wrong train | World news | The Guardian

Mexican farmers turn to opium poppies to meet surge in US heroin demand | World news | The Guardian

BBC - Future - What caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster?

Spreading Along With Measles: Polarization on a Hot-Button Issue -

California is in a bad, bad way

Gaza in Arizona

Handy health tip: Beer could "help protect brain from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's"
     So THIS explains my brilliance!

Creationists cry salty tears over blasphemous 'Come Back To The Sea' cruise ship evolution ad

Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance : NPR

Thanks, Michelle!



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From The Creator of 'Avery Ant'

"The Problem With Young People Today"

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Follow Up

Re: a minority report

Thanks Marty!

Unlike what you experienced (seemingly all the time) in your youth, when the chicken-pox was making its rounds in our neighborhood, my mother took us over to visit them kids, because this comparatively marginal disease was considered a good way to boost ones immunity to small-pox. I got chicken-pox, was in bed for a few days, don't remember it being any worse than having a cold ... with small lesions on the skin that went away and did not scar.

As far as the other vaccines, I didn't receive any until I was well into school-age, which probably prevented me from developing autism.

America is in the clutches right now of a MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX which doesn't really have our best interests at heart. You don't trust non-vacc'ers, Well I have absolutely no faith at all in the global corporate medical paradigm. Autism is an epidemic nowadays that DID NOT EXIST before children started getting juiced up with multiple vaccines before their first birthday.

Ultimately? It's all about dependencies. Military-Industrial-Complex, Prison-Idustrial-Complex, Medical-Industrial-Complex, so many laws out the wazoo, where EVERYBODY is breaking laws that they know nothing about and shouldn't be on the books ... except that its the best, last-gasp strategy that our loving government uses for producing enough revenue to keep its own 1% living comfortably, while the rest of us deals with the deadliest consequences that our private Corporate-Media-Industrial-Complex invariably chooses to hide from us (after all, they're all incestuously related to each other on Wall Street)..

The CDC is a government operation that has morphed into a revenue enhancement scam. When a government scientist's ability to collect wages for himself relies on questionably altered science, AND HIS BOSS SAYS USE IT ANYWAY, that motherfucker is just as weak as any other wage-slave.

Meanwhile, the cartoons you run in the E-page are just ad-hominem attacks that viciously stigmatize without any logical explanation. I look at it as a kind of "Hang-them-niggers-cause-they's-lookin'-at-the-white-wimmen" kind of witch-hunt.

Thanks for reading.


A bouquet of butterflies to a bucket of horse-apples, I'll bet you the corporate media will NOT report the measles event at Disney's even if it is discovered how many already-vaccinated-children still got the disease. After all, we all still remember how well it did with Saddam's non-existent nuclear weapons ~


... corporate media will NOT report the measles event ACCURATELY at ...

Thanks, Dan!
But I'm more concerned with the growing level of drug-resistant bacteria and the over-use of antibiotics in our food supply.
Thanks to modern industrial farming, we have the 'fecal bath' so nearly half our chicken it tainted by chicken shit.
There's also a neurological virus that's affected over 1,100 kids that isn't getting much traction.
It's going to be interesting to watch this needless measles outbreak spread.
We might even end up with a lesson in evolution, too.
As to Disney, they are one of the 6 corporate media owners, where news is assigned to the entertainment division, and expected to turn a profit.
Disney does nothing if there's no profit in it. Nothing.



Reader Comment

Six More Weeks of Winter


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from Marc Perkel


Hello Bartcop fans,

As you all know the untimely passing of Terry was unexpected, even by him. We all knew he had cancer but we all thought he had some years left. So some of us who have worked closely with him over the years are scrambling around trying to figure out what to do. My job, among other things, is to establish communications with the Bartcop community and provide email lists and groups for those who might put something together. Those who want to play an active roll in something coming from this, or if you are one of Bart's pillars, should send an email to

Bart's final wish was to pay off the house mortgage for Mrs. Bart who is overwhelmed and so very grateful for the support she has received. Anyone wanting to make a donation can click on this the yellow donate button on

But - I need you all to help keep this going. This note isn't going to directly reach all of Bart's fans. So if you can repost it on blogs and discussion boards so people can sign up then when we figure out what's next we can let more people know. This list is just over 600 but like to get it up to at least 10,000 pretty quick. So here's the signup link for this email list.
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Marc Perkel




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Last Night


Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH 'Person Of Interest'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Dave are Dr. Phil McGraw, Robin Tunney, and Diana Krall.
Scheduled on a FRESH Late, Late Show, with this week's middle-aged white guy guest host, Sean Hayes, are Allison Janney, Jim Rash, and Bob Harper.

NBC starts the night with a FRESH 'Parks & Rec', followed by another FRESH 'Parks & Rec', then a FRESH 'Marry Me', followed by a FRESH 'About A Boy', then a FRESH 'Chicago Fire'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Young, and Doc Severinsen.
Scheduled on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Debra Messing, Horatio Sanz, and Mario Batali.
Scheduled on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Simon Helberg, the Budos Band, and Kevin Macdonald.

ABC opens the night with a FRESH 'Shark Tank', followed by a FRESH 'Marvel's Agent Carter', then a FRESH 'Forever'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are Mila Kunis, Bob Odenkirk, and Charli XCX.

The CW offers a FRESH 'The Flash', followed by a FRESH 'Supernatural'.

Faux has a FRESH 'MasterChef Junior', followed by a FRESH 'New Girl', then a FRESH 'The Mindy Project'.

MY recycles an old 'L&O: CI', followed by another old 'L&O: CI'.

A&E has 'Storage Wars', another 'Storage Wars', still another 'Storage Wars', yet another Storage Wars', still another 'Storage Wars', followed by a FRESH 'Storage Wars', 'Donnie Loves The Anti-Vaxxer', and another 'Donnie Loves The Anti-Vaxxer'.

AMC offers the movie 'X2', followed by the movie 'Terminator Salvation', then the movie 'Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines'.

BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    BBC World News
 [7:00AM]    BBC World News
 [8:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 3 - The Survivors
 [9:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 - Ep 4 - Who Watches the Watchers
 [10:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 12 - The Stolen Earth
 [11:00AM]    Doctor Who - Season 4 - Ep 13 - Journey's End
 [12:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Revisited US - Season 2 - Ep 2 - Revisited: Handlebar, Casa Roma, The Black Pearl
 [1:00PM]    Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 6 - Ep 12 - Yanni's
 [2:00PM]    MasterChef UK: The Professionals - Season 5 - Episode 17
 [2:40PM]    MasterChef UK: The Professionals - Season 5 - Episode 18
 [4:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 18 - Starship Mine
 [5:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 19 - Lessons
 [6:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 20 - The Chase
 [7:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 21 - Frame of Mind
 [8:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 22 - Suspicions
 [9:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 23 - Rightful Heir
 [10:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 24 - Second Chances
 [11:00PM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 18 - Starship Mine
 [12:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 19 - Lessons
 [1:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 20 - The Chase
 [2:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 21 - Frame of Mind
 [3:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 22 - Suspicions
 [4:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 23 - Rightful Heir
 [5:00AM]    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 6 - Ep 24 - Second Chances    (ALL TIMES EST)

Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH', another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of BH', then a FRESH 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce'.

Comedy Central has 'South Park', 'Kroll Show', 'Tosh.0', another 'Tosh.0', still another 'Tosh.0', yet another 'Tosh.0', still another 'Tosh.0', followed by a FRESH 'Kroll Show'.
Scheduled on a FRESH Jon Stewart is Bill Browder.
Scheduled on a FRESH @Midnight are Jesse Joyce, Sarah Tiana, and Roy Wood Jr.

FX has the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers', followed by a FRESH 'Justified'.

History has all old 'Counting Cars' all night.

IFC  -   
 [6:30AM]    THE CHÂTEAU
 [8:30AM]    JOY RIDE
 [12:30PM]    THE CHÂTEAU
 [5:15PM]    JAWS
 [8:00PM]    JAWS
 [10:45PM]    HALLOWEEN
 [1:15AM]    THE HITCHER
 [3:00AM]    HALLOWEEN

Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Restless-Episode 1
 [8:00AM]    Restless-Episode 2
 [10:00AM]    Everything Must Go
 [12:00PM]    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
 [2:30PM]    The King's Speech
 [5:00PM]    You've Got Mail
 [7:30PM]    You've Got Mail
 [10:00PM]    Lucky Number Slevin
 [12:15AM]    Lucky Number Slevin
 [2:30AM]    Great Expectations
 [5:00AM]    Dream School-50 Cent, Oliver Stone, David Arquette & Cliff Dorfman    (ALL TIMES EST)

SyFy has 'Face Off', another 'Face Off', followed by a FRESH 'Face Off', then a FRESH 'Troy: Street Magic'.

Scheduled on a FRESH Conan are Steven Yeun and Mark & Jay Duplass.

 [7:00 AM]      The Red Danube (1949)
 [9:00 AM]      Suzy (1936)
 [10:45 AM]      The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
 [12:30 PM]      Ice Station Zebra (1968)
 [3:15 PM]      Foreign Correspondent (1940)
 [5:30 PM]      North By Northwest (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      A Tale Of Two Cities (1935)
 [10:15 PM]      Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
 [12:45 AM]      The Thin Man (1934)
 [2:30 AM]      Top Hat (1935)
 [4:15 AM]      The Lost Patrol (1934)
 [5:30 AM]      Roberta (1935)     (ALL TIMES EST)

Wednesday   -  02/04/15

 [7:15 AM]      Good News (1947)
 [9:00 AM]      Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
 [11:00 AM]      Grand Prix (1966)
 [2:00 PM]      Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
 [4:00 PM]      The Pride Of The Yankees (1942)
 [6:15 PM]      Pat And Mike (1952)
 [8:00 PM]      Swing Time (1936)
 [10:00 PM]      The Awful Truth (1937)
 [12:00 AM]      Grand Illusion (1937)     [AKA: 'La Grande Illusion']
 [2:00 AM]      The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
 [4:15 AM]      The Last of the Mohicans (1936)     (ALL TIMES EST)

USA has a FRESH 'Sirens', followed by another FRESH 'Sirens'.

Antenna TV

Bounce TV

Cozi TV

MOVIES! TV Network


RTV - The Retro Television Network

This TV

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Musician Stevie Wonder congratulates comedian Dick Gregory (L) and wife Lillian Gregory (R) after Dick Gregory received his star on Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California February 2, 2015.
Photo by Gus Ruelas


The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


Newbery & Caldecott Medals Announced

American Library Association

Kwame Alexander's "The Crossover," a novel in verse about basketball and coming of age, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book. Author-illustrator Dan Santat's "The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend," a fantasy featuring an island for pretend playmates, received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best picture book.

The awards were announced Monday in Chicago by the American Library Association, currently hosting its annual midwinter meeting. The Newbery and Caldecott awards are widely regarded as the highest honours in children's publishing, near-guarantors of increased sales and lasting places on school and library shelves. Both books were out of stock on as of midday Monday.

Another coming-of-age story in verse, Jacqueline Woodson's "Brown Girl Dreaming," won the Coretta Scott King author prize for outstanding work by an African-American. Woodson, last fall's winner of the National Book Award, was a finalist Monday for the Newbery medal and the Sibert medal for "most distinguished informational book."

Other honours Monday included lifetime achievement awards for Sharon M. Draper and Donald Crews. Marjorie Agosin's "I Lived on Butterfly Hill" received the Belpre author award for best Latino book, while the Belpre illustrator prize went to Yuyi Morales' "Viva Frida."

American Library Association


Laura Dern, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Wild", arrives with her father actor Bruce Dern at the 87th Academy Awards nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, California February 2, 2015.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni


Fight Over Estate

Robin Williams

Robin Williams' children and wife have gone to court in a fight over the late comedian's estate.

In papers filed in December in San Francisco Superior Court, Williams' wife, Susan, accuses the comedian's children from two previous marriages of taking items without her permission and asks the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home that she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams said the children should have.

The children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody, counter that Susan Williams is "adding insult to a terrible injury" by trying to change the trust agreement and rob them of the late actor's clothing and other personal items.

Williams' trust granted his children his memorabilia and awards in the entertainment industry and some other specific personal items, according to court documents. Susan Williams says that because he wanted her to continue to live at the Tiburon home, it makes sense that he intended only for his children to have the specific personal items he delineated that were kept at another home he owned in Napa.

Robin Williams


Newhead News


Sorcery Fears In Texass

One Ring

A nine-year-old boy in Texas was suspended last week after threatening to make a classmate disappear with his "One Ring."

According to the New York Daily News, Aiden Steward had watched "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" days earlier, and he imagined that he had the magical ring that was formed in fictional Middle Earth's Mount Doom.

But the school, Kermit Elementary in Kermit, Texas, took the threat seriously. Principal Roxanne Greer refused to comment on the fourth-grader's suspension.

"I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence," Jason Steward wrote in an e-mail. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."

One Ring


Christopher Lloyd and Virtuosos Award recipient J.K. Simmons attend the Hennessy Paradis Imperial Reception at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the Arlington Theatre on Sunday, Feb 1, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California
Photo by Todd Williamson


Investors Nightmare

Euro Disney

When Edith Zemirou bought Euro Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic.

In 1989, the Walt Disney Company announced a public share offering of its young European arm. It was the continent's largest-ever IPO to that point and analysts said Euro Disney stock promised "good long-term returns."

Zemirou bought in, and has regretted it ever since. Her original 1992 investment would have lost 95 percent of its value by now. "It's too bad they didn't give us paper share certificates," said the grandmother and former high school principal, who still has 100 shares worth about 3 euros ($3.4)each. "At least we could have framed them, as souvenirs."

Zemirou says she feels duped. She heads Euro Disney's investor club and is one of 1,000 or so investors who are furious at the way Euro Disney, which is raising fresh capital in the face of insolvency, has been run. The Paris-listed firm has recorded losses in 16 of its 23 years, despite owning Europe's top tourist destination with about 14 million visitors per year.

Shareholders do not dispute there are difficulties, but point to another factor: U.S.-based Walt Disney Company, which owns 40 percent of Euro Disney, extracts tens of millions of euros annually from the European firm by charging it a host of fees and royalties for everything from operating a call center to the use of intellectual property.

Euro Disney


Wake-up Call


'Power Rangers' Actor Arrested

Ricardo Medina

An actor who co-starred in the "Power Rangers Wild Force" television series has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a roommate to death with a sword in Southern California, authorities said on Monday.

The slaying on Saturday afternoon in Palmdale, California, north of Los Angeles, stemmed from an argument between the suspect and the victim that turned violent, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

According to an account of the incident provided by sheriff's deputies, the suspect, Ricardo Medina, 36, retreated to his bedroom with his girlfriend during the altercation, but his roommate, Joshua Sutter, followed them and forced open the door.

Medina is then accused of stabbing Stutter, 36, once in the stomach with a sword kept next to his bedroom door. Police say Medina then called emergency 911 and remained at the scene until sheriff's deputies arrived.

A spokeswoman for the department confirmed that Medina is the actor who played the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger on the "Power Rangers Wild Force" TV series in 2002.

Ricardo Medina


French actress Claudia Cardinale poses during the French Lumieres Award ceremony in Paris, Monday Feb. 2, 2015.
Photo by Jacques Brinon


Judge: Evidence Tainted

Las Vegas

Undercover FBI and Nevada regulatory agents misled a federal judge and violated the rights of a wealthy Malaysian businessman and his son by posing as Internet repairmen to get into Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms in a gambling probe last summer, a U.S. magistrate judge said.

In a case with Fourth Amendment implications, U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said evidence the agents collected as a result of the ruse didn't justify the deception in the case involving Wei Seng "Paul" Phua and his son, Darren Wai Kit Phua.

The magistrate judge faulted FBI Agent Minh Pham for failing in his application for a warrant to mention that the repairmen ruse had been used to collect material to describe what investigators believed was an Internet gambling boiler room.

The Phuas were released two weeks after their arrests on a combined $2.5 million bail posted by friends, including poker professional Andrew Robl and 10-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Ivey.

The government also impounded Wei Seng Phua's $48 million Gulfstream jet as collateral. The father and son have remained in Las Vegas, wearing GPS monitors.

Las Vegas


Actor Louis Gossett Jr. (L) and comedian Tommy Davidson attend comedian Dick Gregory's dedication as he receives a star on Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California February 2, 2015.
Photo by Gus Ruelas


Casinos Suffer With Anti-Graft Push


The world's gambling capital Macau saw another month of decline in casino revenues in January, figures showed Monday, as a corruption crackdown by the Chinese government reins in big spenders.

Official figures published by the former Portuguese colony showed that gaming revenues fell 17.4 percent year-on-year to 23.75 billion patacas ($2.97 billion) in January -- cementing an eight month losing streak for the gambling hub.

Revenues plunged a record 30.5 percent in December and 2.6 percent overall in 2014 -- the first annual decline since figures were first released in 2002.

The slowdown has mostly been attributed to a high-profile corruption crackdown spearheaded by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has reined in high-rollers from the mainland.



Mexican body modification and tattoo artist Maria Jose Cristerna, also known as "Vampire Woman", poses for a portrait at Caracas's International Tattoo Festival January 30, 2015. Local and international tattoo celebrities joined a host of aficionados from across Venezuela on Friday at the four-day festival, which aims to spread awareness of tattoo culture in Venezuela and promote tattooing as an art form. Picture taken January 30, 2015.
Photo by Jorge Silva


China Chimes In

Dalai Lama

China warned the United States on Monday that it was opposed to any country meeting the Dalai Lama "in any manner" after the White House said U.S. President Barack Obama would attend an event with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader whom Beijing brands a separatist.

The White House said last week that Obama would deliver remarks at a Feb. 5 prayer breakfast in Washington about the importance of religious freedom. The Dalai Lama is due to attend.

"China is opposed to any nation or government using the Tibet issue to interfere in China's domestic affairs, and opposed to any country's leader meeting with the Dalai Lama in any manner," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily news briefing.

"China hopes the U.S. side abides by its promises on the Tibet issue, and proceeds to appropriately handle the issue on the basis of the overall condition of bilateral relations."

Dalai Lama


A "Moreno" dancer poses for a portrait during a celebration in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria, one day before her feast day in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. A 15-day festival takes place annually in the patron saint's honor in Puno, over 800 miles southeast of Lima. The cultural event, which begins Feb. 1, is recognized as one of the most popular and significant in South America.
Photo by Esteban Felix


Data Declassified After Watchdog Dispute


The U.S.-led force in Afghanistan is to make recently classified data on the Afghan security forces available to the public after a U.S. government watchdog complained about undue secrecy surrounding reconstruction efforts.

The U.S. watchdog had challenged the U.S. military's assertion that releasing data on topics ranging from recruitment of women to salaries and attrition could be of tactical benefit to Taliban insurgents, and called the decision to classify it "inexplicable".

The watchdog Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) accused the U.S. military of depriving the American people of an essential tool to measure the success or failure of the U.S.-led rebuilding effort.

The United States has spent over $100 billion on aid to Afghanistan, about $65 billion of it on the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The data on ANSF capabilities was classified in the final quarter of 2014.



In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, Princess Leia's slave bikini, right, and her Boushh disguise are displayed as part of an exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars at Seattle's EMP Museum. The creators of the new exhibit, with 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies, are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene. The exhibit, "Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume," will be in Seattle through early October and then travel across the United States through 2020.
Photo by Elaine Thompson


Saudi Royal Hunt For Protected Birds

Houbara Bustard

Pakistani authorities are finalising arrangements for a Saudi prince to visit its southwestern desert region to hunt the Houbara bustard, a bird supposedly protected by law, officials said Monday.

An advance party has already been reached the Yak Much desert in the province of Baluchistan along with falcons which will be used to catch the bustard, officials said.

Saudi Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz is expected to join the group in coming days. He led a hunting party to Baluchistan last year that officials said killed more than 2,000 bustards.

The birds are listed as "vulnerable" and declining in numbers by the International Union for Conservation of Nature's "Red List" of threatened species. Hunting them is banned in Pakistan.

But authorities issue special permits to wealthy visitors from Arab countries. Permit holders are in theory restricted to hunting a maximum of 100 of the protected birds over 10 days, but only in certain areas.

Houbara Bustard


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Marriage License To Expire

Charlie Manson

A 26-year-old woman with the nickname Star who says she is going to marry 80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson will have to wait a while longer.

Afton Elaine Burton and Manson got a marriage license last year to stage a wedding inside a visiting room at California State Prison, Corcoran.

However, it expires Thursday, meaning they missed their chance to tie the knot over the weekend, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Jeffrey Callison said Monday.

Weddings are not held on weekdays at the prison.

If the wedding is ever going to happen, the couple must register for a new Kings County marriage license.

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