Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

’50s Pop Star Patti Page Dies

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Patti Page, a pop star of the ‘50s, has died.  She was 85.

The singer, who is most famous for hits such as “Tennessee Waltz,” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?,” died on Jan. 1 at the Seacrest Village Retirement Community, where she lived.

Page was born Clara Ann Fowler on Nov. 8, 1927, in Claremore, Okla.  She was one of 11 children.  She began her career at Tulsa radio station KTUL as an announced for a country-music radio show called “Meet Patti Page.”  Page then was signed by Mercury Records, and began her life long career, including an Oscar nomination for the theme to Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (a 1964 thriller starring Bette Davis) and a Grammy win in 1999 for Live at Carnegie Hall.

Page was married twice, first to Charles O’Curran, a choreographer, in 1956.  They divorced in 1972, and then she married Jerry Filiciotto, a retired aerospace engineer, in 1990.  The two co-founded a company that marketed maple syrup products, and lived happily until his death in 2009.

Page is survived by her children, Danny O’Curran and Kathleen Ginn, and some grandchildren.

Hillary Clinton Released From Hospital

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from the hospital after checking in for treatment of a blood clot in a vein in her head.

Clinton had checked in at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital in Manhattan on Dec. 30, and was discharged on Jan. 2.

The blood clot, which was found in a space between her brain and skull behind the right ear, was discovered during an exam related to a concussion the secretary, 65, had sustained in January.

Clinton’s series of health setbacks had prevented her from appearing at a Congress probe about the State Department’s handling of the fatal attack on an American mission in Libya and attending President Obama’s announcement that Senator John Kerry is his pick to serve as her successor when she eventually steps down from her cabinet post.

American Idol Winner Kris Allen and Wife Expecting!

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American Idol winner Kris Allen and his wife Katy are expecting their first child together.

Allen, who was involved in a head-on collision on Jan. 1, which resulted in a broken wrist, announced the couple’s news on Twitter.

“Thank you Ford for equipping me with a car that kept my whole family and the little one we have on the way safe.  Yes I got in a really bad wreck tonight and yes I’m having a lil baby. #gonnabeadaddy,” Allen, 27, tweeted.

The musician, who is expected to go on tour next week, announced his “Out Alive” tour is still on, but with surgery scheduled on Jan. 2, he might not be able to play guitar for a bit.

Allen and Katy, his high school sweetheart, were married in September 2008.

Rhianna and Chris Brown flirted, held hands at Christmas day NBA game

Rhianna and Chris Brown sit court side at a N.Y. Knicks vs L.A. Lakers game, holding hands and laughing. Photo credit: Danny Moloshok/Rueters/NY Daily News

Rhianna and Chris Brown were spotted sitting courtside together at a N.Y. Knicks vs. L.A. Lakers game on Christmas day. The once power celebrity couple split in 2009 after Brown brutally beat Rhianna.

Rumors had been spreading that the two had forgotten the past, and decided to rekindle the lost love. This Christmas rendezvous seems to confirm the rumors. TMZ.com reported that Rhianna and Brown arrived in the same vehicle, but exited the car separately.

While sitting courtside, the couple was photographed holding hands and flirting, according to NY Daily News. Their relationship, which had been littered with drama from Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karruche Tran, is now seemingly more serious.

Rhianna, however, has been anything but shy about the time the two have spent together, with the pair constantly showing up in her Twitter feed. Neither Rhianna or Brown have confirmed the status of their relationship.

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