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Stars Launch Idiotic Digital Death For Charity

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Nikki Sixx, Alicia Keys, Ryan Seacrest, and other Hollywood and music celebrities all have way too much money for their own good, but they have yet one more thing in common.  They are all so much out of touch with regular people that they have signed on for a "digital death" campaign.  While the campaign is for a good cause, it strikes a sour note with many people.  The stars have all agreed to stay off social networking sites until $1 million is raised for the AIDS charity Keep A Child Alive...
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Naked Gun Star Passes Away

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Leslie Nielsen, the ruggedly handsome, Canadian-born leading man who first made an impact as a dramatic actor then later became a comedy star, died on November 28.  His nephew, Doug Nielsen, told TMZ that his uncle passed away due to complications from pneumonia at age 84, stating he just fell asleep and never woke up.  Nielsen got his start on New York TV dramas after a stint as a DJ in Saskatchewan, Canada.  He wanted to get as far away as possible from his abusive father, who was an office...
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Original Hawaii 5-0's Danno Passes Away

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, October 29, 2010, In : Celebrities 
James MacArthur, famous for his role as Danno on the original Hawaii 5-0, has died at the age of 72 on Thursday.  His agent reported that he died of natural causes but no official report on the cause of death has been released.  Hawaii 5-0 originally aired from 1968 to 1980, and MacArthur was on every show until the last season.  He left 5-0's cast before the start of the last season, stating that the show had become boring and repetitive, and no longer challenged him as an actor.  Born on De...
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Johnny Depp Visits British School As Jack Sparrow

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Johnny Depp paid a surprise visit to a school in London this morning in response to a fan letter from one of the students.  Beatrice Delap, eight years old, sent Depp a letter stating that she and her fellow students were having a hard time at Meridian Primary School of Greenwich in their attempt to have a mutiny against their teachers.  The actor is currently filming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in nearby Old Naval College, a picturesque 17th century seafaring center, so he ...
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Over-employed Seacrest Looking To Steal More Jobs

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Celebrities 
He's at it again! Obnoxious Ryan Seacrest, America's most over-employed troll, is looking to take on ever more jobs for himself by starting his own TV network.  The annoying munchkin is in preliminary talks with talent company CAA, whose requirements for talent are obviously low, and entertainment company AEG. which apparently has no idea what talent is, to finalize plans for the new cable TV network.  Mohawk Radio sources say that the channel would be based on music, pop culture, and lifesty...
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TV Producer Cannell Dies

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, October 2, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Stephen J. Cannell, the man responsible for such TV shows as "The A-Team" and The Rockford Files", died last night in his Pasadena. California home from complications with melenoma at age 69.  During the decades that hia shows aired, he was consistently associated with gunfire, squealing-tire chases, and tough guys beating each other up.  In an era when people behind the scenes were rarely seen, Cannell became a popular face, thanks to his ID at the end of each show, where he would be at his ...
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Megastar Tony Curtis Dead

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, October 1, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Tony Curtis, who played everything from a dramatic lead to a cross-dressing comic, died at his Henderson, Nevada home just northwest of Las Vegas last night from cardiac failure.  He was 85.  He began his career with bit parts in such forgettable fare as the film "Francis", about a talking mule, but quickly moved into the spotlight with roles in "Flesh and Fury" and "Houdini".  He was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar in 1958 for his turn in "The Defiant Ones" opposite Sidney Poitier.  He wa...
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A New Mrs. DeGeneres

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, September 24, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Do you know who Portia de Rossi is?  If you're not one of the 199 people who have seen "Arrested Development" on TV, then you're in the majority to who she's a total stranger.  Portia knows this, so she opted for a name change to be more recognizable.  She took on her wife's name--yes, we said wife--so she's now officially known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.  Yes, THAT DeGeneres.  Portia and Ellen started dating in 2004, and they were married in 2008 when same-sex marriages were briefly lega...
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Lohan Back In Jail

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, September 24, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Virtually minutes ago (and we were the first radio station to report the news), Lindsay Lohan was led out of a courtroom in handcuffs and back to jail for failing a court mandated drug test.  Superior court judge Elden S. Fox took only ten minutes to reach a decision and absolutely refused to hear any bail arguments, adding that the actress will most likely remain in jail until the hearing on October 22.  Lohan is headed for the graybar hotel for the third time in three years, and we'll be wa...
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Eddie Fisher Dies At Age 82

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, September 24, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Eddie Fisher, the 50s pop singer who's more famous for marrying Elizabeth Taylor and being the father of actress Carrie Fisher, died at his California home on Wednesday.  His passing was reported by daughter Tricia Leigh Fisher late Wednesday.  He was 82, and he died of complications from hip surgery.  While his records sold in the millions, it's known that Fisher's manager helped the cause by spending tons of money to hire young girls to scream and swoon during his live performances, somethi...
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Wyclef Jean Officially Out of Race

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Hip-hop singer Wyclef Jean has now officially pulled out of the race for president of Haiti.  In a statement he released through his publicist, he said that he is dropping out of Haitian politics to promote a new album.  This is a subtly concealed admission that the country's electoral council has left him off the ballot as of last month, and although no official reason was revealed, it's pretty well known that Wyclef did not meet residency requirements for elected officials because ever sinc...
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Edwin Newman Update

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Updating our breaking story on Edwin Newman's death: NBC announced that Mr. Newman died of pneumonia in Oxford, England on August 13.  Newman and his wife had moved to Oxford in 2007 in order to be closer to their daughter.  NBC further added that the family delayed the report of his passing in order to give them time to grieve privately.
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Australia Hopes Oprah Helps Tourism

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Oprah Winfrey's announcement on the opening show of her 25th season that she would take all 300 of her audience members to Australia wasn't exactly welcome in the Land Down Under.  The Aussie federal government and the state of New South Wales are footing part of the bill to the tune of three million dollars, and many people think that with the country's current economy, it's a waste.  The Australian Tourism Minister, however, believes that this could be money well spent since Oprah's show is...
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Harold Gould Dies At Age 86

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Harold Gould, the well-liked and respected character actor who was Valerie Harper's Father on the CBS TV series "Rhoda", has died.  He passed away last Saturday due to prostate cancer, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times and a family member.  Mr. Gould was 86 and died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Woodland Hills, California.  During his long career, he played Kid Twist in the 1973 film "The Sting", and also appeared in Harper, Love and Death, Frea...
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Hogan Cleared For U.S. Return

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Celebrities 
The conflict between the Australian Taxation Board and Paul Hogan has taken a turn for the better.  Early this morning, both parties reached an agreement that will allow the "Crocodile Dundee" actor to return to America.  The tax office claims that Hogan used offshore banks to conceal earnings he made after his low budget film became an international hit in 1986, but he says he did nothing illegal.  The total amount owed remains a mystery, although some speculation exists on it, because both ...
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Aznavour May Finally Be Really Retiring

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, August 30, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Legendary French singer Charles Aznavour plans yet another tour next year, but this may very well be his last.  Aznavour, who appears to be French music's version of Brett Favre, is 86 now, and his career has covered 55 years.  He said he was retiring on 1999 and 2000, did a farewell tour in 2006, then another in 2007, but kept plugging away.  This time, though, he plans to make a stop in Paris' famous Olympia theater for he first time in thirty years.  Aznavour told Europe 1 radio early on A...
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Crocodile Dundee Stuck In Australia

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Paul Hogan, known to millions as Crocodile Dundee from his movies, is being prevented from leaving Australia.  The America-based Aussie returned to Sydney last Friday for the funeral of his 101-year old mother, and as soon as he landed, the Australian Taxation Office slapped him with a departure prohibition order until he either pays or makes arrangements to pay back taxes on his income.  The ATO says that Hogan had income of $37.6 million from movie royalties that he invested in offshore tax...
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Plastic Surgeon's Death Due To Social Network

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, In : Celebrities 
When Dr. Frank Ryan died on August 16, he was actually doing something illegal as he drove his 1995 Jeep Wrangler on the Pacific Coast Highway.  Ryan was using his cell phone to post on his Twitter account, and his last tweet was about his dog, which survived the accident, and included a photo of the dog.  While he was tweeting, Ryan lost control of the Jeep and went off a cliff, landing top first on the rocks below and dying from multiple trauma to the head and body.  Ryan was the plastic su...
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Fans Brave Heat For Elvis Vigil

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, August 16, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Had Elvis Presley been alive today, he would have been 75.  The King died on August 16, 1977 at age 42, and his home, Graceland, was the site of the annual vigil to mark his passing.  It began last night and lasted until this morning, but the celebration of his life was a weekend-long affair for which fans came and braved 100-degree heat.  Elvis lovers came from as far away as Australia and the Netherlands to be part of the event, and so many people were there last night lining Elvis Presley ...
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Patricia Neal Dies of Cancer

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, August 9, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Award-winning actress Patricia Neal passed away after battling lung cancer on August 8.  She died at her home in Edgartown, Massachussetts, surrounded by her family, at age 84.  She was born in Kentucky but grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She made her first major motion picture appearance in 1949's "Fountainhead" and co-starred in the 1951 science fiction masterpiece "The Day The Earth Stood Still".  She won the Academy Award as best actress playing opposite Paul Newman in "Hud" in 1963.  L...
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Mitch Miller Passes Away

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : Celebrities 
It was reported after our press time on Monday that famous musician, conductor, and television icon Mitch Miller died on July 31 after a brief illness at New York's Lennox Hill Hospital.  Miller's death at age 99 was revealed by his daughter.  Miller was a powerful figure at Columbia Records at the time that rock 'n' roll was beginning to steamroll the charts.  He helped the careers of Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, and Johnny Mathis blossom, but was also known for a few major mi...
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Wyclef Jean For President

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Remember last January when we told you Wyclef Jean had a secret agenda where Haiti was concerned and there were a lot of suspicions about his relations with Haitian officials following the devastating earthquake?  It appears he's about to give substance to our story as he's expected to announce on July 5 that he's running for the presidency in Haiti.  This has been pretty much corroborated by former deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques, who has himself had his hand in the cookie jar when it comes ...
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Anne Rice Renounces Christianity

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, July 30, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Popular writer Anne Rice, most famous for her book "Interview With A Vampire", announced in a posting on her Facebook page that she is no longer a Christian.  The post, worded like a prayer and ending with "amen", confirmed her growing feelings of doubt with Christianity.  Rice, who lives near Palm Springs, California and is 68 years old, says she has begun to doubt the church in the wake of the sex scandals and its lack of action about them.  In addition, she says that she is shocked that a ...
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Aerosmith's Joe Perry In Accident

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Celebrities 
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was injured Thursday afternoon when he was rear-ended in Middleborough, Massachusetts.  He was riding his 2009 Ducati Monster 696 motorcycle when he was struck from behind by an automobile drived by 62-year old Linda O'Brien.  Damage to both vehicles was minimal because both were moving at slow speeds, but Ms. O'brien was cited for following too closely.  Perry was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released within two hours.  Hospital officials ...
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Bobby Fischer's Body Dug Up For Paternity Suit

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Monday, July 5, 2010, In : Celebrities 
There's no rest for the dead, apparently, in some cases.  Bobby Fischer, the American chess champion who died in 2008 at age 64, is involved in a paternity suit and authorities in Iceland exhumed his body to get DNA samples early on June 5. 
Marilyn Young, who lives in the Philippines, says that she was in a relationship with Fischer and that her 9-year old daughter, Jinky, is a product of that relationship.  If she expects to get money out of this, she may have a very long wait.

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Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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