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In Real-Life “Notebook” Tragedy, Couple Dies Holding Hands

Well, this is the most tragically romantic story you’ll certainly read all week. Last week, Gordon Yeager, 94, and his wife Norma, 90 — who lived together for 72 years – were involved in a car accident and died one hour apart, holding hands in adjoining hospital beds. 

“They always did everything together,” their daughter said. “They weren’t apart. They just weren’t.”

Following the car crash, Gordon passed away first, but his heart monitor continued to register a beat. “It was really strange,” said their son. “They were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn’t figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going. But we were like, he isn’t breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that’s because they were holding hands and it’s going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up.” Norma died an hour later. [ABC News]

Beyonce Forces A Fan To Sing

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Ahh, this poor woman, just tryin’ to enjoy a Beyonce concert, when Beyonce herself comes over and shoves the mic in her face, expecting her to sing. “No, Beyonce! No, Beyonce!” she begs, to no avail. And then we — and Beyonce — understand why. I’m howling with empathy because this is exactly what I would sound like. [The Daily What]

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Calvin Klein Hired Kate Moss For Her “Natural, Always Thin” Look

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“The reason for Kate and this whole group of women I found that someone named ‘waifs’ was because before that, a lot of women were getting breast implants and doing things to their buttocks. It was getting out of control. I just found something so distasteful about all that. I wanted someone who was natural, always thin.”

Calvin Klein on first hiring a then 19-year-old Kate Moss to be the face of his underwear line in 1993. Moss’s slight physique led to a significant rise in waif-ish models and, of course, the “heroin chic” trend of the early/mid-’90s. While I appreciate Klein’s honestly, I find this perspective problematic as it pits one feminine ideal — big-breasted and Barbie-like — against another — hyper-thin and girlish. While this “always thin” look may come “naturally” to Moss, it doesn’t come naturally for many; eating disorder statistics are frightening proof of that. [Jezebel]

Rihanna’s “We Found Love” Video Seemingly Inspired By Chris Brown

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I’ve been kind of “meh” on Rihanna for awhile now and not particularly inspired by her recent music or the way she’s illustrated her songs in music videos. By my tune has been changed by the just-released video for her super danceable song “We Found Love” — you know, the video which got her kicked off a farmer’s land for running around topless? Anyway, it is one of the best videos I’ve seen in awhile (well, okay, since Beyonce’s “Countdown”); beautifully shot, the video tells the story of a relationship we can only assume — thanks to the Chris Brown look-a-like, for one — was at least in part inspired by her own with Brown. Couple falls madly in love and initially has the time of their lives together; that love devolves into obsession and finally violence. The video has a hyper speedy energy that’s intense to watch, particularly during the scene where the boyfriend tattoos “MINE” on Rihanna’s bare butt. This, as far as I am concerned, is the best video Rihanna has ever done and “We Found Love” is certainly one of her more inspired songs. Consider me “meh” no more. What do you think of the video? [Who Say]

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