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5 Celeb Couples Who Married in Vegas

And, not all that shockingly, divorced soon after

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas ... often results in a divorce not too much later, at least in the case of these nine celebrity couples rounded up by Radar :
  • Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra: They wed in Sin City in 1966 when Farrow was 21 and Sinatra was 50. They divorced two
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Teenage Sinatra's License Sells for $15K

'Francis' got it at age 19, before hitting it big in music

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra's first New Jersey driver's license has sold for $15,757 at auction. The yellowed, text-only 1934 license was issued, typo and all, to Francis Sintra, 841 Garden Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The license was signed by the then-19-year-old a year before Sinatra got his first big... More »

Analysis: Sinatra Is Planet's Most Important Person... least according to Wikipedia ... and its English version

(Newser) - Using methods borrowed from Google, a group of researchers has analyzed all Wikipedia pages and determined that, at least on the English language version of the site, Frank Sinatra is the world's most important person. Second place goes to Michael Jackson, and third to Pope Pius XII. When factoring... More »

Hitmaking Producer Phil Ramone Dead at 72

Streisand, Sinatra, Billy Joel among artists who worked with him

(Newser) - You may not know his name, but Phil Ramone—one of the most successful music producers of his era—died in a New York hospital this morning at age 72, Billboard reports. He had been admitted late last month with an aortic aneurysm. His incredible career included 14 Grammy awards,... More »

25 Celebrity Jailbirds

Yep, even Frank Sinatra spent time behind bars

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan may have escaped a jail sentence this time around, but she's been there a few times in the past —and so have these 25 other celebs rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Tim Allen: Spent two years in jail after being caught with cocaine and pleading
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Occupy Raid Gets Sinatra Treatment

'New York, New York' plays as cops round up protesters

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra and police raids: a marriage made in ... NYC. A local filmmaker has set the police raid of Zuccotti Park to Sinatra's "New York, New York" in a new YouTube video—and it makes for quite a contrast. As Sinatra sings about "the city that never... More »

Sinatra Took 12 Showers a Day

He was obsessed with being 'neat,' widow reveals

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra was known for his handsome looks, and apparently there were quite a few showers behind those looks. "He was a guy who took about 12 showers a day," widow Barbara Sinatra tells ABC News . "I mean, he was neat. And he always smelled of lavender.... More »

Suicide Guy Not Related to Sinatra

He's just some guy named Frank Sinatra Jr.

(Newser) - That guy named Frank Sinatra Jr. who attempted suicide Monday ? Not actually related to Frank Sinatra. Though reports indicated the younger Frank was Ol’ Blue Eyes’ grandson, a family source tells the New York Daily News that’s not true. Frank Sinatra’s 66-year-old son, Frank Sinatra Jr., has... More »

Sinatra's Grandson Attempts Suicide

Frank Jr.'s son hospitalized after pill OD

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra's grandson is being treated in a California hospital after what's believed to have been a failed suicide attempt. The reclusive 32-year-old son of Frank Sinatra Jr., also named Frank, swallowed too many pills but was conscious when authorities responded to a 911 call from his home, law enforcement... More »

8 More Stars Who 'Unretired'

They tried, but just couldn't say goodbye

(Newser) - Just five weeks into her early retirement , Amanda Bynes is back —thank goodness. “As you let the good news sink in, possibly while IMDBing who Amanda Bynes actually is,” Mary Elizabeth Williams writes for Salon , consider eight other public figures who just couldn’t quit:
  • Cher: “
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Gals Who Zero In on Famous Guys

Oksana isn't the only one who got notorious this way

(Newser) - Before she became a household name thanks to her troubled relationship with Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva had another baby with another famous guy: Timothy Dalton. She’s one of those Hollywood women who “use a series of famous partners as stepping-stones to their own notoriety,” writes Ben Widdicombe... More »

My Way Killings Plague Filipino Karaoke Bars

Bad singers face the final curtain

(Newser) - If you sing My Way at a karaoke bar in the Philippines, the end may be nearer than you realize: A spate of killings of people singing the Frank Sinatra song has prompted many bars to remove it from their playbooks and many Filipinos to avoid singing it. In a... More »

Comic Soupy Sales Dead at 83

Always willing to take a pie in the face, he battled a variety of illnesses

(Newser) - Soupy Sales, the rubber-faced comedian whose anything-for-a-chuckle career was built on 20,000 pies to the face and 5,000 live TV appearances across a half-century of laughs, died tonight at 83. A longtime friend said Sales died at a hospice in New York, which he entered last week as... More »

Kanye Lives! And So Do These Other Hoaxed Celebs

Fake rumors of celebrity death from Kanye West to Frank Sinatra

(Newser) - We're happy for you Kanye, but Paul McCartney's may have been the best celebrity death hoax of all time. An elaborate Internet hoax fooled many into thinking Kanye West had been killed in a car crash yesterday, prompting the Los Angeles Times to look at other celebs who fell victim... More »

Jilted by JFK, Monroe Spiraled to Her Death: Book

Even pal, lover Frank Sinatra threw her out for taking pills

(Newser) - In a new tell-all, J. Randy Taraborrelli paints a picture of Marilyn Monroe’s drug-fueled final months, her fixation with John F. Kennedy, and the shock friends like Frank Sinatra felt at her downward spiral, the Daily Mail reports. Four months before her death, the screenwriter for her last film... More »

Sinatra Daughter Frets Over Pending Biopic

(Newser) - Tina Sinatra would prefer that Martin Scorsese direct her father’s biopic her way, the New York Post reports. "Marty wants it to be hard-hitting and showcase the violent, sexually charged, hard-drinking Frank, but Tina wants to show the softer side of her dad and let the focus be... More »

Third Time's a Charm for Jay-Z, Rap's Cash King

Mogul discusses business, music as release approaches

(Newser) - As he comes full circle with the Sept. 11 release of The Blueprint 3, exactly 8 years after the original Blueprint, Jay-Z discusses his journey from the projects of Brooklyn to the top of Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash King list with Billboard. “We—Usher, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, myself—are becoming... More »

15 Great Film Careers That Ended With Flops

Talented actors whose final roles weren't quite up to snuff

(Newser) - One well-placed stinker can mar an otherwise sterling legacy in film. The Onion AV Club gathers some of the saddest swan songs:       1.-2. Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin, Cannonball Run II (1984). The Rat Pack starred in some mediocre movies, but nothing holds a... More »

Sinatra's Way Would Have Been No 'My Way'

Singer preferred romantic ballads to the later classic

(Newser) - Frank Sinatra may have his hit "My Way" to thank for much of his success, but as the song reaches its 40th anniversary, Will Friedwald looks at the truth in the Wall Street Journal: Sinatra hated it. Even as audiences called for "My Way" in concert... More »

Foxx as Sinatra? Get Real, Says Gawker

Some raise skeptical eyebrows as UK tabs push rumors

(Newser) - Jamie Foxx as Frank Sinatra? It’s all the buzz around Hollywood, the Daily Telegraph reports, after a source told the Daily Express, “Cool is colorblind. Jamie would seem to be born to the role.” Popcrunch wonders, “Are we being punk’d?” while Gawker’s Richard Lawson—... More »

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