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  • Davy Jones funeral plans made

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    Davy Jones funeral plans made; public memorials to be held in New York and the U.K.

     

     

     

    In an e-mail message sent to members of the media, a rep for Jones announced that “a private family service will be held shortly in Florida,” where the ’60s pop star was residing at the time of his death. Public memorial services are also being planned in New York and the U.K., but the dates for those events have not yet been determined.

     

     

    “Jones died after spending a happy family weekend with his wife, Jessica Pacheco, and her family riding horses,” Jones’s rep, Helen Kensick, said in the statement. “There was no sign of illness or of anything being wrong. He died of a massive heart attack while back at the stables with his horses. The medical examiner has confirmed his cause of death.”

    Jones also was survived by four daughters from his previous marriages and many fans who have been listening to “Daydream Believer,” “Valleri” and many other memorable tunes on repeat since his passing.

     

     

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  • 7 ways to use Leap Year to your advantage!

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    There is so much to appreciate about Leap Year and Leap Day. You can work this "extra" day to your advantage -- you just need to know how.

    1. Use Leap Year to procrastinate everything you hate doing. Think about it -- a day that only occurs once every four years. You know what that means? Anything that you promise to do every February 29, you get to skip for three years in a row.Like cleaning up the garage, or going to the dentist, or having lunch with your crazy stepmother. Why, leap year is a procrastination list just waiting for you every four years.

    2. Get married on leap day and save your marriage. This way you only celebrate your wedding anniversary every four years. That may seem unromantic to newlyweds, but take it from someone who has been married for 15 years. Take it from someone who spent year after year having too much champagne at an expensive restaurant only to get in a heated argument with my husband over whether Phil Collins ruined Genesis or totally saved it. Celebrating your wedding anniversary every four years is just better.

    3. Celebrate Leap Day with Leap Day William. What, you've never heard of him? You must not be watching 30 Rock -- they just did a whole episode on the wonderful family holiday. Leap Day William trades children's tears for candy, and if you don't wear yellow and blue, he'll poke you in the eye. Celebrate it with your children or they'll turn out liberal. Ask Jack Donaghy.

    4. Enjoy travel specials galore! Apparently a lot of people would like you to get the hell out of town on Leap Day. I'm not sure why. Here's a list of travel deals, and here's a list of travel deals, and here's alist of travel deals ...

    5. Spend the extra 24 hours learning about science. See this video? It explains Leap Year. Learn something new, impress your friends. SCIENCE! Could have used Neil deGrasse Tyson here, though. I'm just saying.

    6. Watch the movie Leap Year, starring the winsome Amy Adams about a young woman who drags her beau to Ireland to propose on Leap Day so he can't refuse -- like he would refuse anyway. Oooh, but a21 percent reading on the Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer? Maybe not. But that reminds me of another great way to work Leap Year.

    7. Propose to someone who would otherwise tell you no. Irish tradition holds that Leap Day is the only acceptable day for a woman to propose to a man -- and that he's not allowed to say no!

  • Paula Dean is getting healthy!

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    I know all too well what Paula Dean has been dealing with, being diagnosed with diabetes. I know it's a struggle enough for me having to, all of a sudden, deal with more doctor visits, insulin shots..etc....I can't imagine how this has affected HER life.  Her whole career has been based on cooking food loaded with carbs and fat.  The good news is, Paula is getting healthy as you can see below!  Go Paula and cut back on the butter!!

     

    Paula Deen is becoming a low-fat version of herself.

    The 65 year-old Southern-fried TV chef and cookbook author told People magazine that she has lost weight since she announced in January that she suffers from Type 2 diabetes.

    "I've dropped two pant sizes and I feel great!" she said.

    Deen, who gained international fame for butter and cream-rich recipes, credits her slimming to walking 30 minutes a day and slashing her portion sizes by half.

    Don’t ask Deen how much she weighs -- she said she doesn’t know.

    "We don't own a scale in our house," says Deen. "Every six months I go for a physical and find out. Now it's time to see the doctor. She'll be so happy if I've lost weight."

    Her son Bobby, who creates healthier versions of his mother’s fatty fare on his Cooking Channel show “Not My Mama’s Meals,” said he’s proud of her progress.

    "She has a little more pep in her step now,” he told People. “She'd been guilty of being a little too sedentary – like a lot of people."

  • Okay, this guy got robbed on the Voice!

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    Man, what's the deal?  The one time I watch this show, and not ONE chair turns around!  This is a crime IMO.  This guy is the REAL deal from Memphis.  This guy is an amazing 64 year old!

     

  • Angelina's leg is all a twitter!

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    Angelina Jolie's leg now has its own Twitter page following the Oscars. 12,000 people are following the right leg at @AngiesRightLeg 

     

  • Your favorite Oscar winner says a lot about you!

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    Personality Profile: TheFrisky.com had a great article on how your favorite Oscar-nominated movie can reveal your personality.

    The Artist: You’re a romantic. You like a good old-fashioned song and dance and, oh, how you swoon for a love story. Dress to the nines, because you’re almost a sure thing — in a classy way, of course. Your partner should be able to express their love for you — even without words.

    The Descendants: You’re deep too and also learned, but in a younger, hipper way. You have an independent spirit and your dating life could probably be underscored with some folky music in a really cool, montage way. You want someone who can still look good when they grey. (Or you'll find any excuse to devour George Clooney with your eyes for two hours.)

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: You’re an extremely deep and incredibly learned individual (the kind who can pronounce “learned”). You could be considered a downer or morose even, but you find nothing wrong with letting yourself feel your emotions; you don’t mind a good cry (even 23). Through the worst days, you want someone who can always make you smile.

    The Help: You have a steady moral compass and believe in justice and equality. You’re a good person who does what is right, but can cook up a little sass if it’s called for. Your strength comes from within and via your peers, so you don’t need that from your mate. They should just know: you is kind, you is smart and you is important.

    Hugo: Some may brand you childish or immature, but you like to think of yourself as just young at heart. You love adventure and mystery and would likely be fine with just someone to play with. When the time is right, you will find someone who has the key that can unlock your heart.

    Midnight In Paris: You are the classic “born in the wrong era” type of person. Some may say you’re neurotic, but you long for the simpler times when men dressed up and DRANK and women waxed poetic and looked pretty. Seek your match on a late-night stroll — maybe even in the rain.

    Moneyball: You are patient and let things unfold as they may. You don’t need to win every time because you know it’s a numbers game and you’ll get your chance at the plate. (Like when your boyfriend dragged you to this, and you didn’t mind staring at Brad Pitt.)

    Tree Of Life: You are very artsy – maybe TOO artsy – the kind who finds meaning in most anything. (Even long stretches of plotless screensavers.) You appreciate the odd, the unexpected, the misunderstood, and would love to plant roots with someone who appreciates that. (Or you’d go to great lengths to stare at Brad Pitt.)

    War Horse: You can see it in your eyes; you are an old soul (or just old). You love sweeping crane shots and music swells as much as you want to be swept away or use the word “swell.” You need a stable partner (sorry) who will let your mane flow free and, uh … maintain your coat.

  • Google Watch!

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    If you use any of Google’s many products (the ubiquitous search engine, Gmail, Google Plus, YouTube, etc.) you’ve probably seen all the notices about upcoming changes to the company’s privacy policy. So what does it mean to you, and how can you put up a few necessary roadblocks?

     

    In a nutshell, the new policy states that any data Google’s search engine has collected about you prior to March 1st (and any data it collects on you in the future) will be shared with its other products. Privacy advocates have raised the alarm about this because your search queries can reveal particularly sensitive personal information — your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion and health concerns, to name only a few.

    If that sounds a little Big Brotherish and you’d rather keep Google from combining your web history with all the data it’s collected about you while you’re using its other products, here’s how to clean out your history and stop it from being recorded in the days to come:

    Sign into your Google account, and then go to https://www.google.com/history. Click the button marked Remove All Web History at the top.

    On the confirmation screen that follows, click OK.

    You’ll see a notice saying your web history is paused — and it’ll stay off unless you choose to enable it later on.

    One important caveat: disabling your Google Web history won’t prevent the company from gathering and storing your information for internal purposes, and it won’t stop that information from being shared with law enforcement if you go off and do something stupid. (So, you know, don’t do that.)