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Famous birthdays for June 12: George H.W. Bush, Dave Franco

Famous birthdays for June 12: George H.W. Bush, Dave Franco

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June 12 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: -- John Augustus Roebling, designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, in 1806 -- Entrepreneur David Rockefeller in 1915 -- Cartoonist Dave Berg in 1920 -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in 1924 (age 94) -- Singer Vic Damone in 1928 -- Anne Frank, whose diary told of hiding from the Nazis in occupied Holland, in 1929 File Photo by Ronald Wilfred Jansen/Shutterstock -- Actor/singer Jim Nabors in 1930 -- Author Rona Jaffe in 1931 -- Jazz musician Chick Corea in 1941 (age 77) -- Sportscaster Marv Albert in 1941 (age 77) -- Actor Timothy Busfield in 1957 (age 61) ...
George Michael's family ask fans to remove tributes

George Michael's family ask fans to remove tributes

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George Michael's family has asked fans to remove tributes from the late star's former homes, saying he "would not want to disturb" the neighbours.Fans of the Faith singer have created memorial areas filled with flowers, messages and candles outside his former homes in Highgate, London, and Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.Michael, who sold 120 million records during his career as a solo artist and member of Wham!, died in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day 2016.Michael's sisters Mel and Yioda Panayiotou, his father Jack Panos and friend David Austin wrote on the pop icon's official site: "We've been touched by your many tributes celebrating and remembering Yog, reminding us how very much he is missed and loved."The statement reads: "We feel we cannot expect our Highgate and Goring neighbou...
George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley breaks silence year after star's death

George Michael's Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley breaks silence year after star's death

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The former Wham! member, who scored huge chart success alongside George Michael with hit such as Last Christmas and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go has recalled "shedding an ocean of tears" when he heard his good friend has died at Christmas.The 54-year-old, who had been friends with the late singer since they met at school in the 70s, described the "overwhelming shock" and disbelief at losing such a close friend unexpectedly.Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he explained: "When I received the news of my oldest friend’s death on the afternoon of Christmas Day last year, I had, only five minutes beforehand, sent him a message wishing him a wonderful Christmas."That night, after I had phoned our friends to convey the dreadful news – and despite having shed an ocean of tears already that day – the
Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

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George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo - becoming the second US author to take home the £50,000 fiction award.The book tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's grief after the death of his young son, and his visits to his tomb.It is the first full-length novel from Saunders, previously best known for his short stories, and is set in a graveyard, over a single night.Judges praised the "utterly original" work and said it was "deeply moving".Saunders, 58, was one of six authors shortlisted for the prestigious award, alongside British writers Ali Smith and Fiona Mozley, fellow Americans Paul Auster and Emily Fridlund, and British-Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid. The Texas-born author, who lives in New York, has previously won the Folio Prize and Story Prize f
Nile Rodgers shed tears over new George Michael song

Nile Rodgers shed tears over new George Michael song

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Producer Nile Rodgers has admitted to feeling "uncertainty" about working on George Michael's new single.Fantasy, a remix of a 1980s outtake, premiered on Radio 2 on Thursday.Rodgers' confession came in response to a fan who expressed "mixed feelings" over the song's release, eight months after Michael's death."You SHOULD have mixed feelings," he said on Twitter. "No one's heart was dragged through emotional ambiguity more than mine."Rodgers said he approached the remix with "tears, uncertainty, happiness & #LOVE".Media playback is unsupported on your deviceFantasy sounds vastly different to the version that was released as a b-side in 1990, and later as a bonus track on 2011's deluxe version of the Faith album.The tinny 80s production of the original has been completely overhauled in ...