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Beatles Came to Japan Once. The Footage Remains Sealed

October 31, 2018 |

Some Beatles superfans are likely not feeling fine after a decision by Japan’s Supreme Court regarding 50-year-old footage of the Fab Four from when they visited the Land of the Rising Sun. AFP reports that Beatles buffs from Nagoya had tried to get their hands on a 35-minute reel that…
Newser

Jason Chinnock once drove tanks. Now he drives Ducati’s U.S. operations

October 21, 2018 |

Jason Chinnock, the 47-year-old chief executive of Ducati North America, took a wildly circuitous route to one of the motorcycle industry’s most coveted corner offices, including stints as a touring rock musician, Desert Storm tank pilot and marketing director for Lamborghini.

Young rebel

One of…


L.A. Times – Business

5 Strange Things That Were Once Taxed

October 17, 2018 |

If you currently sport a beard, just be glad you’re not living in England a few centuries ago. King Henry VIII introduced the first beard tax in 1535, in an attempt to turn the facial hair into a status symbol. Though he later did away with the tax, Queen Elizabeth…
Newser

Stolen Stradivarius Once Again Is ‘Waking Up’

October 12, 2018 |

The Stradivarius stolen from the late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life—under the chin of a budding 18-year-old virtuoso. On Tuesday in New York, his three daughters presented the multimillion-dollar instrument on long-term loan to Juilliard student Nathan Meltzer, the…
Newser

Katt Williams Finds Himself Facing Charges Once Again

October 7, 2018 |

Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city, per the AP . Williams, who was in jail Sunday, came to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s…
Newser

Connie Chung Reveals a ‘Monster’ Once Assaulted Her

October 4, 2018 |

” Bravo, Christine , for telling the truth,” concludes Connie Chung in an op-ed for the Washington Post . In the piece, the longtime journalist says she is “terrified” to do so, but shares her truth: that she was assaulted by her unnamed family doctor nearly five decades ago, a “dirty little…
Newser

Nurse Realizes She Works With Doc She Once Helped Save

September 4, 2018 |

A neonatal intensive care nurse in California recently realized a fresh-faced pediatric neurology resident she’s working alongside was once one of her patients. Per the Mercury News , Vilma Wong said she asked Dr. Brandon Seminatore his name when he began working on her team. “I then got very suspicious because…
Newser

TMZ

John McCain Once Challenged Hillary Clinton to Vodka Shots Contest

September 3, 2018 |

John McCain and Hillary Clinton didn’t need a recount when he challenged her to a vodka shots contest … just ask former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. We got McAuliffe at Fort Ward in Alexandria, VA and asked him how Bill…

TMZ.com

Exxon, Once a ‘Perfect Machine,’ Is Running Dry

July 15, 2018 |

The oil giant is struggling as the industry shifts and investors look elsewhere for profits. CEO Darren Woods’s plan to make a comeback by spending more on fossil-fuel projects has so far proved unpopular.
WSJ.com: US Business

TMZ

Mira Sorvino Says Casting Director Once Gagged Her with a Condom

July 12, 2018 |

Mira Sorvino just revealed a shockingly disgusting story about a casting director who she says scared the crap outta her for a role … by gagging her with a condom when she was 16. She dropped the bombshell Wednesday during the Hollywood…

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