Monthly Archives: November 2011

Media Attention Prompted Natalie Wood Case to Be Reopened

Thirty years after the mysterious death of Natalie Wood a homicide investigation has been opened up to delve into the circumstances surrounding her drowning.

Best known for her roles in “West Side Story,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” and “Miracle on 34th Street,” Wood married Robert Wagner twice, first in 1957 (divorcing six years later) and again in 1972.

The nighttime fatality of the 43-year old Oscar nominated actress in the chilly waters off the coast of Southern California took place on November 29, 1981, and was ruled at the time an accident.

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Yacht Captain Blames Robert Wagner for Natalie Wood’s Drowning Death

Thirty years after the mysterious death of Natalie Wood a homicide investigation has been opened up to delve into the circumstances surrounding her drowning.

The nighttime fatality of the 43-year old Oscar nominated actress in the chilly waters off the coast of Southern California took place on November 29, 1981, and was ruled at the time an accident.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the renewed investigation was initiated as a result of recent unspecified information about Wood’s case.

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Taking Heat over Potential Howard Stern Hire

“America’s Got Talent” co-creator Simon Cowell is under fire following reports that Howard Stern could be part of the show’s judging panel along with Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel.

The shock jock would be replacing exiting reality show judge Piers Morgan.

Between 1990 and 2004, the Federal Communications Commission issued fines of $2.5 million to radio licensees for airing alleged indecent material from “The Howard Stern Show,” which is the highest amount levied against a radio program.

With the current descent into lewdness by the television networks, talent competition shows have been some of the last bastions of family fare to be broadcast on the small screen.

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Johnny Depp Dodges French Income Tax

Johnny Depp acknowledged in a recent interview that he alters his behavior so as to minimize his tax bills.

The man that this month’s GQ magazine refers to as “the world’s coolest actor” gave an interview to the U.K. Guardian to promote his latest film, “The Rum Diary.”

The movie was adapted from an unpublished novel that Depp found in journalist-author Hunter Thompson’s basement in the 1990s. The story centers around a young bohemian Thompson-type reporter whose sensibilities are offended by so-called greedy and corrupt U.S. capitalist actions that impacted Puerto Rico in 1960.

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