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Mark David Chapman's Parole Denied—Again

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time, can try again in 2 years

(Newser) - Nearly 36 years after he shot John Lennon dead, Mark David Chapman is still trying to get out of prison—and an upstate New York parole board is still denying him that chance, per the Hollywood Reporter . The 61-year-old, who's said to have learned how to fix wheelchairs during... More »

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to
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7 Best Lines From Yoko Ono's Awesome Us List

Admit it, you always wondered whether she liked the Dougie or krumping better

(Newser) - Jezebel is calling it "the Best-Ever Us Weekly '25 Things.'" The Frisky calls it "f---ing perfect." Vulture calls it "the Most Yoko Ono Listicle Ever." Yes, Yoko Ono's contribution to Us Weekly's recurring feature, "25 Things You Don'... More »

6 Stars Who Say They've Encountered Aliens

Russell Crowe says he took a picture of UFOs

(Newser) - Aliens? UFOs? They may seem like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but the Chive rounds up 12 stars who say they've encountered something extraterrestrial. A sampling:
  1. Mick Jagger: The rocker actually had a UFO detector installed in his home, and claimed to have once viewed a "luminous, cigar-shaped
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A Single Photo Exists of Lennon With His Killer

Here's a look at coverage on the anniversary of the singer's murder

(Newser) - Today is the 35th anniversary of the day Mark David Chapman killed John Lennon outside the singer's New York City apartment building. A look around at the coverage:
  • A photographer took the only image of Chapman and Lennon together—just five hours before Chapman killed Lennon. He recounts the
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Pianist Plays Imagine for Crowd Outside Paris' Bataclan

At least 80 people were killed inside the concert venue Friday

(Newser) - As mourners lined up to leave flowers and candles outside Paris' Bataclan, where at least 80 people were killed during a terrorist attack Friday, a solitary man played John Lennon's Imagine on a piano, the Guardian reports. According to the BBC , a small crowd gathered to listen to Davide... More »

John Lennon's 'Love Me Do' Guitar Sells for $2.4M

Gibson J-160E had gone missing for 50 years, was expected to fetch $800K

(Newser) - An acoustic guitar that John Lennon used to record and write "Love Me Do," ''I Want to Hold Your Hand," and other hit songs sold for $2.4 million at auction. Julien's Auctions said the Gibson J-160E guitar was sold Saturday to an undisclosed... More »

Yoko Ono: John Lennon's Killer Is Still Dangerous

Plus: why she never left the Dakota

(Newser) - Mark David Chapman, who killed John Lennon in 1980, was last year denied parole for the eighth time; he and his wife reportedly wrote to Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, asking for forgiveness. But, in an extensive interview with the Daily Beast , Ono says Chapman should never be free. "... More »

Ringo Starr Is Hawking a Treasure Trove of Beatles Stuff

Drummer auctioning off more than 800 things he owned

(Newser) - More than 800 items owned by Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, are going to auction, including rare Beatles memorabilia like his three-piece drum kit used in more than 200 performances and a Rickenbacker guitar known as the "Beatle-Backer" that John Lennon owned and later gave to Starr.... More »

Paul Says Beatles Forgot 'Dozens' of Songs They Wrote

Lack of recording devices meant they sometimes forgot tunes by morning

(Newser) - Maybe the reason the Beatles advised their fans "You know my name, look up the number" is because they couldn't remember the number. Or "dozens" of Beatles songs that apparently never saw the light of day, according to an interview Paul McCartney recently gave to the London ... More »

John Lennon's Lost Guitar Turns Up in Weird Way

Gibson instrument expected to fetch up to $800K

(Newser) - John Lennon last saw his prized J-160E Gibson guitar—the instrument he played when recording "Love Me Do"—in December 1963, during a Beatles Christmas show in a London park. The guitar went missing and stayed that way for about 50 years, when an amateur guitarist realized he'... More »

Cynthia Lennon, John's Ex, Has Died

A statement from her rep says she had a 'short but brave' battle with cancer

(Newser) - Cynthia Lennon, who was Cynthia Powell before she married John Lennon in 1962, has died. She was 75. Fox News reports that Cynthia's son Julian Lennon confirmed the news, and Billboard has this statement from her rep: "Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain... More »

Housekeeper's Letter Reveals Lennon's Dark Side

She says he was cheating husband, bullying father

(Newser) - When the Beatles were soaring in popularity, the John Lennon that the world didn't see was a lousy husband and father, according to newly unearthed divorce papers. In a letter to lawyers in 1968, the Lennons' housekeeper, Dorothy Jarlett, described how the atmosphere in the house became increasingly tense... More »

Rolling Stones' Sax Player Dead at 70

Bobby Keys played with John Lennon, Buddy Holly

(Newser) - Bobby Keys, who played saxophone for the Rolling Stones—as well as the likes of John Lennon and Buddy Holly—has died at 70, the Telegraph reports. The Texan may be best known for his solo on the Stones' hit "Brown Sugar." He began playing with the band... More »

Scientists Name Tarantula After John Lennon

Meet Bumba lennoni, which bears no resemblance to the Beatle

(Newser) - Researchers inspired by what they described as John Lennon's mission to "make this world a gentler place" have named a not-so-gentle tarantula after him, reports NBC News . Bumba lennoni lives in the Brazilian Amazon and, sadly, bears no weird resemblance to Lennon. (Unlike a swamp-dwelling Mick Jagger namesake... More »

7 Celebrity Ghosts

These stars have supposedly been spotted after their deaths

(Newser) - It's one thing to see a ghost—but a celebrity ghost? The Stir rounds up 15 late stars rumored to haunt the living, including:
  • Michael Jackson: A TV crew claims to have spotted his ghost at Neverland Ranch.
  • Marilyn Monroe: Her ghost has reportedly been sighted at her grave,
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John Lennon's Killer: 'Sorry for Being Such an Idiot'

Transcript of Mark David Chapman's parole plea is released

(Newser) - The man who killed John Lennon got turned down for parole yet again earlier this month, but at least Mark David Chapman seems to realize that he acted like "an idiot" on that December day in 1980, reports the Journal News . A newly released transcript of his parole hearing... More »

Netscape and Joe Camel, Class of '18 Never Knew Ye

Saturday morning cartoons not a big thing for them

(Newser) - Kids these days, with their Firefox and Chrome … Members of the incoming Class of 2018 probably never used Netscape or got hooked on Saturday morning cartoons, according to an annual list apparently aimed at making you feel old. Beloit College in Wisconsin notes in its yearly Mindset List that... More »

John Lennon's Killer Denied Parole Yet Again

Mark David Chapman told 'no' for an 8th time

(Newser) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said today. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980,... More »

'Unseen' John Lennon Letter Rants About Pee Incident

Music legend sells out his two pals for urinating in studio

(Newser) - It was a letter dubbed "A Matter of Pee." In it, an irritated John Lennon wrote to producer Phil Spector that it was Who drummer Keith Moon—a hell-raiser with a thing for blowing up toilets and TVs—and singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson who urinated on a recording console... More »

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