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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Marilyn Monroe 50 years on: The mystery of Marilyn's last days

Marilyn Monroe 50 years on: The mystery of MarilynBy William Langley In the strange, lost days before her death, Marilyn Monroe remained mostly indoors digesting good news, bad news and large quantities of chemicals. The good news was that her career appeared to be back on song, with a satisfying deal more
Telegraph.co.uk ( 7/28/2012 10:01:21 PM -08:00 )

The magic red sweater that turned 'Norma Jeane, string bean' into Marilyn
The magic red sweater that turned By Lois Banner She was discovered by chance on a wartime production line and propelled to Hollywood stardom - or so the myth goes. But, as the 50th anniversary of her death approaches, we reveal Marilyn Monroe's 'natural beauty' was, in fact, more
Daily Mail ( 7/28/2012 3:57:55 PM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe's pop culture presence
Helen of Troy may have been the beauty whose face famously "launched a thousand ships," but when it comes to moving merchandise, inspiring artists and spilling ink, she can't hold a candle to Marilyn Monroe, whose presence can be felt in almost every more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/28/2012 5:00:28 AM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe nail salons, cafe in the works
In working on a story for Sunday's Image section about how Marilyn Monroe's brand continues to march on a half-century after her untimely death I ran across all kinds of licensed products and properties bearing her name and likeness, many of which more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/28/2012 5:00:18 AM -08:00 )

'Marilyn Monroe had gay relations with teen'
LOS ANGELES: Marilyn Monroe has been seen as the sex symbol for the past 50 years but a new book claims that the actress, who was admired by millions of men, was attracted to women. The 1950s blonde bombshell not only allegedly admitted to encounters more
Times of India ( 7/27/2012 5:10:34 PM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty
Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/27/2012 4:18:59 PM -08:00 )

DVD/Blu-ray: Marilyn Monroe: Forever Marilyn – the Collection (PG)
Cinema's most luminous blonde is exquisite in all four of these comedies, but her saucy and sad singer Sugar in Billy Wilder's masterpiece Some Like It Hot was her deftest comic performance of all. Monroe is equally lovely in the other frothy Fifties more
The Independent ( 7/27/2012 3:14:24 PM -08:00 )

'Murdered by the Mafia': Did Bobby Kennedy pay for Marilyn Monroe's killing?
When movie goddess Marilyn Monroe's naked body was found on her bed at her Hollywood home, it was assumed she had killed herself. Devastated by tangled affairs with American President John F Kennedy and brother Bobby, the 36-year-old star of The Seven more
Mirror.co.uk ( 7/27/2012 3:02:10 PM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe Marriages: The Star's Failed Romances (PHOTOS)
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death on August 5, we compiled some of her most memorable romances, from her three divorces to her alleged flings with Marlon Brando and JFK. At 16, Marilyn Monroe -- then known as Norma Jean Baker more
Huffington Post ( 7/27/2012 1:33:11 PM -08:00 )

New Photos Of Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential tells the actress's story in a way never done before; by revealing the real person behind the image through talking to over 100 friends, family, co-workers and fans. The book reveals never-before-known facts and more
Huffington Post ( 7/27/2012 4:42:59 AM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe's lesbian relation with teen fan revealed in tell-all book
Marilyn MonroeLondon: A new book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe`s death has revealed how the blonde bombshell seduced a 16-year-old girl who started the actress` first fan club at 20th Century Fox. Jane Lawrence, who went on to become the more
Zee News ( 7/27/2012 2:18:35 AM -08:00 )

Marilyn: No dumb blonde?
Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous dumb blondes in history. And yet in Archive on 4 on Saturday the New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd questions whether she really was that dumb, or whether she was just the victim of a society that cannot more
BBC News ( 7/27/2012 12:58:47 AM -08:00 )

'She leaned in and kissed me full on the lips': Did Marilyn Monroe have a
By Olivia Fleming A new book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death has revealed how the blonde bombshell was sexually attracted to women. Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret, told by Jane Lawrence to author Tony Jerris, more
Daily Mail ( 7/26/2012 1:11:21 PM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe still an icon 50 years later
Marilyn Monroe still an icon 50 years laterMovies Newsday > Entertainment Print Aa Marilyn Monroe still an icon 50 years later Originally published: July 26, 2012 12:25 PM Updated: July 26, 2012 1:24 PM By RAFER GUZMÁN rafer.guzman@newsday.com I wasn't yet born when Marilyn Monroe died, on Aug. more
Newsday (subscription) ( 7/26/2012 10:18:04 AM -08:00 )

'Marilyn' review: Monroe bio reveals nothing new
Books Newsday > Entertainment Print Aa 'Marilyn' review: Monroe bio reveals nothing new Originally published: July 26, 2012 12:38 PM Updated: July 26, 2012 6:03 PM By MELISSA ANDERSON. Special toNewsday MARILYN: The Passion and the Paradox, more
Newsday ( 7/26/2012 8:41:36 AM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe and her summers on LI
Marilyn Monroe and her summers on LIMovies Newsday > Entertainment Print Aa Marilyn Monroe and her summers on LI Originally published: July 26, 2012 12:33 PM Updated: July 26, 2012 12:34 PM By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday There she is on Tobay Beach, not yet a star, more
Newsday (blog) ( 7/26/2012 8:38:21 AM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe A Lesbian? Hollywood Icon Had Affairs With Women, New Book Alleges
She might have been one of the world's premier sex symbols, but Marilyn Monroe was plagued with well-documented personal insecurities -- among them the possibility she might be a lesbian, a new book alleges. "She had affairs with many eminent men more
Huffington Post ( 7/26/2012 8:19:06 AM -08:00 )

Marilyn Monroe And Her Last House (PHOTOS)
Marilyn Monroe's influence on real estate goes beyond the grave -- or the crypt rather. The Brentwood house that she died in 50 years ago on August 5 became a hot property literally overnight. On the day after she died, it is said her estate received a more
Huffington Post ( 7/26/2012 5:23:26 AM -08:00 )

50 years on, there will never be another like Marilyn Monroe
50 years on, there will never be another like Marilyn MonroeBy Peter Ross ONE week from today it will be exactly 50 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe. Much harder to accept is the idea that she was ever really alive. Her friend Eve Arnold, the Magnum photographer, once told me a story about sitting in on more
Scotland on Sunday ( 7/28/2012 3:15:57 PM -08:00 )

MARILYN MONROE TOPS INVESTMENT WORLDWIDE
The Hollywood Collectibles market has become the blue chip investment of the smart money set and fifty years after her death Marilyn Monroe is still the top attraction with many of her screen worn costumes selling for millions of dollars. more
Wire Service Canada (press release) ( 7/28/2012 11:18:53 AM -08:00 )

Keck's Exclusives: Private Practice Going Out With A Bang?

Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes tells me that with series star Kate Walsh committed to exiting the series after just 13 more episodes, she is going for broke. "The writers and I have approached this season as a no-holds-barred, more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 7/28/2012 8:33:27 PM -08:00 )

'Grey's Anatomy' boss Shonda Rhimes explains Eric Dane's exit, teases unique
by Sandra Gonzalez Eric Dane's recently announced exit from Grey's Anatomy may have caught fans by surprise, but creator Shonda Rhimes wasn't quite as blindsided. “It was a thing that Eric had been thinking about for a while, but it felt like the right more
Entertainment Weekly ( 7/28/2012 7:22:28 AM -08:00 )

STAR TRACKS
ERIC DANE CHECKS OUT OF GREY'S ANATOMY The windows of Seattle Grace will be a lot clearer next season as it was announced that Dr. Mark "McSteamy" Sloan will be leaving the show. Eric Dane, who plays Dr. Sloan, broke the news to TV Line, revealing that more
Vancouver Sun ( 7/28/2012 2:52:05 AM -08:00 )

Eric Dane quits 'Grey's Anatomy'
PTI / London July 28, 2012, 14:05 Actor Eric Dane has announced that he is leaving medical drama 'Grey's Anatomy' after an eight season stint and has thanked fans for their support. The 39-year-old, who portrays the role of Dr Mark Sloan in the more
Business Standard ( 7/28/2012 12:40:27 AM -08:00 )

Eric Dane out of Grey's Anatomy
American actor Eric Dane has announced he is leaving Grey's Anatomy and has thanked fans for their support. The 39-year-old, who portrays the role of Dr Mark Sloan in the long-running medical drama, has thanked those behind the scenes and proclaimed more
gulfnews.com ( 7/28/2012 12:34:59 AM -08:00 )

Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes Talks Season 9: Time Jumps, New Locations and
Grey's Anatomy will have something in common with Glee next season! The ABC medical drama, which has been set at Seattle Grace since the show's first season, will split its time between two locations in Season 9. Eric Dane leaving Grey's Anatomy The more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 7/27/2012 6:31:51 PM -08:00 )

Eric Dane (r.) with Ellen Pompeo on 'Grey's Anatomy.'
Eric Dane (r.) with Ellen Pompeo on Eric Dane has decided to end his tenure at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital. On Thursday, the actor publicly announced that his time as Dr. Mark (McSteamy) Sloan on ABC's “Grey's Anatomy” has ended, telling TVLine, “I am extremely grateful to everyone more
New York Daily News ( 7/27/2012 2:02:07 PM -08:00 )

Eric Dane checks out of Grey's Anatomy
The windows of Seattle Grace will be a lot clearer next season as it was announced that Dr. Mark “McSteamy” Sloan will be leaving the show. Eric Dane, who plays Dr. Sloan, broke the news to TVline, revealing that he'll be moving on from the show after more
Ottawa Citizen ( 7/27/2012 11:13:20 AM -08:00 )

Eric Dane quits Greys Anatomy
Eric Dane quits Greys AnatomyThe star has portrayed Dr. Mark “McSteamy” Sloan in creator Shonda Rhimes' show since 2006, but he has decided it's time to hang up his scrubs. He tells TVLine.com, “I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey's, (network) ABC and Shondaland for the more
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) ( 7/27/2012 8:32:21 AM -08:00 )

Eric Dane departs 'Grey's Anatomy'
After six years aboard the hit ABC medical drama, CNN's confirmed that the actor will not be back for the show's ninth season will be leaving the show. Series creator Shonda Rhimes told TVLine in a statement, “[We] did not come to this decision lightly more
CNN (blog) ( 7/27/2012 7:21:23 AM -08:00 )

Dr Sloane cut from Grey's Anatomy
Dr Sloane cut from GreyThe 39-year-old actor - who portrays Dr. Mark Sloan in the long-running medical drama - has thanked those behind the scenes and proclaimed the show's creator Shonda Rhimes as a "creative force". He told TVLine.com: "I am extremely grateful to everyone more
Independent Online ( 7/27/2012 6:36:13 AM -08:00 )

'McSteamy' quits 'Grey's Anatomy'
Actor Eric Dane has stunned fans by quitting hit US medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The star has portrayed Dr. Mark 'McSteamy' Sloan in creator Shonda Rhimes' show since 2006, but he has decided it's time to hang up his scrubs. He tells TVLine.com, more
Toronto Sun ( 7/27/2012 4:55:03 AM -08:00 )

'Grey's Anatomy' drops another doc
According to a statement from series creator and writer Shonda Rhimes, the decision for Dane - and his character McSteamy - to leave the show was a mutual one. The character is played out, she said, expressing gratitude for Dane's contributions to the more
Boston Herald (blog) ( 7/27/2012 4:23:18 AM -08:00 )

Eric Dane leaving Grey's Anatomy
The 39-year-old actor - who has been playing Dr Mark Sloan, aka McSteamy, in the medical drama for six years - revealed it is time for him to pursue other opportunities, reports TVLine.com. Eric, who has appeared in movies such as Valentine's Day and more
The Press Association ( 7/27/2012 2:00:00 AM -08:00 )

Eric Dane leaving Grey's
Eric Dane leaving GreyThe star, who plays Dr. Mark Sloan, is quitting the US medical drama after six seasons. However, he is likely to make a brief appearance in the upcoming ninth season. "I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey's, ABC and Shondaland for the experience more
Belfast Telegraph ( 7/26/2012 11:34:25 PM -08:00 )

Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane quits hit show after eight season stint
GreyBy Mike Larkin He has won a burgeoning female fanbase for his portrayal of Grey's Anatomy heartthrob McSteamy. But sadly for fans, Eric Dane has quit the show after an eight season stint as Dr Mark Sloan. Unlike Katherine Heigl's acrimonious departure more
Daily Mail ( 7/26/2012 5:51:16 PM -08:00 )

Eric Dane appears to be next to leave 'Grey's Anatomy'
Eric Dane looks to be the latest major actor set to depart ABC's aging "Grey's Anatomy" during the show's eighth season. According to a statement that series creator Shonda Rhimes sent to TVLine, Dane "did not come to this decision lightly, more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/26/2012 4:26:38 PM -08:00 )

Report: Eric Dane leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'
Report: Eric Dane leaving TV Newsday > Entertainment TV Zone News, scoops, reviews and more from TV land. PrintAa « Previous postTV Critics Tour: 'General Hospital' boss expects show to survive View all posts Report: Eric Dane leaving 'Grey's Anatomy' Thursday July 26, more
Newsday ( 7/26/2012 2:36:58 PM -08:00 )

'Grey's Anatomy': Eric Dane leaving show
by Sandra Gonzalez EW confirms a report that Eric Dane, who has played plastic surgeon Mark Sloan on the show since its second season, will leave Grey's Anatomy during the upcoming ninth season. He will return for a number of episodes to close out his more
Entertainment Weekly ( 7/26/2012 2:35:41 PM -08:00 )

Eric Dane Is Leaving Grey's Anatomy
The actor announced Thursday that he will not be returning to ABC's Grey's Anatomy, telling TVLine in a statement, "I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey's, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run more
People Magazine ( 7/26/2012 2:02:31 PM -08:00 )

Russell Brand's joke about Sarah Palin receives backlash on Twitter

Comedian Russell Brand woke up the Television Critics Association with his particular brand of madcap, irreverent humor Saturday morning during its fall previews, discussing topics ranging from homicidal Renaissance artists to a "racist chicken more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 7/28/2012 12:34:27 PM -08:00 )

Russell Brand On Sarah Palin: 'People Want To F--- Her'
Russell Brand began his panel at the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour basking in some good news: his stream-of-consciousness FX talk show "Brand X With Russell Brand" had been renewed for an additional 7 episodes. more
Huffington Post ( 7/28/2012 11:50:03 AM -08:00 )

Russell Brand on Sarah Palin's popularity: 'People want to [expletive] her'
by Nuzhat Naoreen Russell Brand knows exactly what he'd ask Sarah Palin if she ever agreed to appear on his soon-to-be-retooled late-night show, Brand X. “I'd go straight to the subtext,” said Brand, during the TCA press tour in Beverly Hills on more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 7/28/2012 11:19:31 AM -08:00 )

Russell Brand Offers Up His Take on the Dane Cook and Daniel Tosh Controversies
Russell Brand Offers Up His Take on the Dane Cook and Daniel Tosh ControversiesComedians have not only been in the news a lot lately, but they've also been in hot water. Daniel Tosh got heat for making a rape joke during a recent standup routine, while Dane Cook decided a week was long enough to make a poor attempt to turn the more
E! Online ( 7/28/2012 10:50:53 AM -08:00 )

Sarah Palin On Chick-Fil-A: Republican Shows Support Amid Gay Rights Debate
Sarah Palin waded into the Chick-Fil-A debate Friday night, posting a tweet and Facebook photo showing her support for what she called "a great business." Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The Woodlands to support a great business. http://t.co/sFGXVBrq Palin more
Huffington Post ( 7/28/2012 8:02:46 AM -08:00 )

Palin visits Chick-fil-A
Palin visits Chick-fil-ASarah Palin waded into the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A and gay marriage by tweeting a picture of herself and her husband Todd visiting one of the the fast-food chain stores Friday after a Texas campaign stop. “Stopped by Chick-fil-A in The more
Politico ( 7/27/2012 6:33:54 PM -08:00 )

Russell Brand's joke about Sarah Palin receives backlash on Twitter
Funnyman Russell Brand took on politics Saturday where he explained former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's appeal to the Television Critics Association. The Wrap reports that Brand explained that he believes the main appeal behind the former more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 7/28/2012 7:56:50 PM -08:00 )

Russell Brand at TCA's: 'I forget who we're supposed to hate'
Russell Brand at TCABy April MacIntyre Jul 29, 2012, 0:50 GMT Russell Brand breathed life into an early morning panel session at the summer TCA to talk up his FX late-night talker BrandX With Russell Brand. There's a change about Brand - more quips bracketed by spiritual more
Monsters and Critics.com ( 7/28/2012 4:59:43 PM -08:00 )

Sandra Fluke defends Sarah Palin against Russell Brand
Completely unacceptable remark re Sarah Palin. Female politicians deserve to be judged on merits of their ideas only. huff.to/P1srVl Sarah Palin found an unexpected ally today in Sandra Fluke, who spoke out against Russell Brand's suggestion that more
Twitchy ( 7/28/2012 4:29:15 PM -08:00 )

Russell Brand: Sarah Palin Is Popular Because 'People Want to F--k Her'
By Noel Sheppard | July 28, 2012 | 17:58 British actor Russell Brand made a disgustingly sexist and misogynistic comment about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin Saturday. The Wrap reported moments ago that during a question and answer session at the more
NewsBusters (blog) ( 7/28/2012 1:59:44 PM -08:00 )

Russell Brand shares theories about secret of Sarah Palin's success, and more
Russell Brand shares theories about secret of Sarah PalinBy Kristi Turnquist, The Oregonian View full sizePrashant Gupta/FXRussell Brand woke everybody up during his session at the 2012 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour Saturday. The let-it-all-hang-out English comedian/actor was on hand to more
OregonLive.com ( 7/28/2012 12:14:23 PM -08:00 )

Palins Show Support to Chick-fil-A With Texas Visit
By Patrick Hobin Sarah Palin dropped by a Chick-fil-A in Texas to show her support for the embattled restaurant chain after it drew criticism for its president's statements in opposition to gay marriage. Palin tweeted photographs of herself at a more
NewsMax.com ( 7/28/2012 11:58:59 AM -08:00 )

Russell Brand's 10 Best Soundbites From FX's TCA Panel
Russell BrandBy Leanne Aguilera , Hollywood.com Staff | Saturday, July 28, 2012 "Oh yeah, I remember this experience," Russell Brand recalls to a room full of TCA reporters. “It's like being in some imaginarium or situated in purgatory where you don't entirely know more
Hollywood.com ( 7/28/2012 11:57:50 AM -08:00 )

Sarah Palin Joins Chick-fil-A Debate: Unsurprisingly, She's Supports 'Chikin'
Sarah Palin decided to grab a chicken sandwich and enter the controversial debate surrounding chicken-slinging fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A on Friday, tweeting her support for the company and posting a pic 0f herself with a takeout bag on Facebook, more
The Inquisitr ( 7/28/2012 11:53:15 AM -08:00 )

Russell Brand's Saucy Rant On The Appeal Of Sarah Palin; Wants Her As A Guest
Russell BrandKatie Couric isn't the only talk show host who admitted this week that she wants Sarah Palin as a guest. Russell Brand revealed he'd really, really love to meet the former Vice Presidential candidate and have her on his late night FX program, more
Yahoo! Canada Shine ( 7/28/2012 11:25:02 AM -08:00 )

Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-a-in Texas with husband Todd
Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-a-in Texas with husband ToddBy Jean Bentley Chick Fil A has made plenty of headlines recently for owner Dan Cathy's public statements against gay marriage. While the Jim Henson company recently pulled out of a kids meal promotion at the restaurant, the company has a voice of more
Zap2it.com (blog) ( 7/28/2012 11:17:03 AM -08:00 )

Sarah Palin stumps for Chick-fil-A after anti-gay comments
Palin plunges into the great Chick-fil-A debate by tweeting a photo of herself and her husband eating at the restaurant. Sarah Palin gives the thumbs up to Chick-fil-A amid gay marriage controversy. (Sarah Palin's Facebook page /Facebook) Sarah Palin more
GlobalPost (blog) ( 7/28/2012 11:10:38 AM -08:00 )

Russell Brand works the room at the TCA's
Russell Brand was a funny hit, citing the "racist chicken dispensery" also known as Chick Fil-A and Caravaggio at the TCA FX panels this morning . Half the responses cannot be reprinted here, but still. Most outrageous was his answer to the suggestion more
Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog) ( 7/28/2012 10:30:50 AM -08:00 )

Russell Brand Explains Sarah Palin: 'People Want to F--- Her'
By Tim Molloy A barefoot Russell Brand explained to critics Saturday how his talk show, "Brand X," will soon become more conventional. But not too conventional. He ended a panel at the Television Critics Association on Saturday by explaining what he more
TheWrap ( 7/28/2012 10:09:33 AM -08:00 )

TCA 2012: FX's W. Kamau Bell, Chris Rock, Russell Brand on Sarah Palin, Chick
The late-night talk show personalities spoke with reporters Saturday about a wide range of topics from changes to their series, controversial remarks from fellow comedians like Dane Cook and the Olympics. FX touted its continued push into the more
Hollywood Reporter ( 7/28/2012 9:58:07 AM -08:00 )