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  • Tests show no illegal drugs in Winehouse body 


    LONDON — Amy Winehouse had no illegal drugs in her system when she died, and it is still unclear what killed the singer, her family said Tuesday.
    The family said in a statement that toxicology tests showed “alcohol was present” in the singer’s body but it hasn’t yet been determined if it contributed to her death.
    The 27-year-old soul diva, who had battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, was found dead in her London home on July 23, and an initial post-mortem failed to determine the cause of death.

  • 'Help' moves up with $20.5M

     LOS ANGELES — “The Help” continues to clean up at the box office, taking over the No. 1 spot with $20.5 million in its second weekend.
    The DreamWorks Pictures film starring Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer in a drama about Southern black maids had debuted in second-place a week earlier. “The Help” raised its domestic total to $71.8 million and bumped 20th Century Fox’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which slipped to No. 2 with $16.3 million after two weekends at the top, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” remains a solid hit, lifting its domestic total to $133.8 million.

  • Celebrity News 08-25-11

    Author Stephen King offers left-leaning talk show

    BANGOR, Maine — Stephen King is offering an antidote to what he sees as the biases of right-wing radio talk shows by hiring a former Green Party vice presidential candidate to co-host a morning talk show on two stations he owns.
    In a rare public appearance, the horror writer held a news conference Tuesday in Bangor, Maine, at the headquarters of his three-station Zone Radio network.
    “The Pulse Morning Show” will be co-hosted by 50-year-old Pat LaMarche and 43-year-old Don Cookson, a former television reporter. LaMarche ran for vice president as a member of the Green Party in 2004.

  • Santa Fe Opera looks to its roots to secure future

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For more than five decades, the spirit behind the Santa Fe Opera has stemmed from a deep commitment to commissioning new works and presenting rare productions that had never been seen or heard in the United States.

    Now, with its international reputation and unique location in the shadow of northern New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the opera continues to make good on its commitment with two new commissions and an American premiere despite the ongoing economic stranglehold that has brought some of the arts community to its knees.

    General director Charles MacKay says that means visitors to the outdoor venue will be treated to new performances for at least the next four years.

  • Top 10 Movies 08-18-11

    1.  “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” weekend gross, $27.8 million
    2.  “The Help,”  weekend gross,
    $26 million
    3.  “Final Destination 5,” weekend gross, $18 million
    4.  “The Smurfs,” $13.7  million
    5. “30 Minutes or less” weekend gross, $13.3 million
    6.  “Cowboys and Aliens,” weekend gross, $7.8 million
    7.   “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” weekend gross, $7.2 million

    8.  “Captain America, the First Avenger,” weekend gross, $7.2 million

    9.  “Crazy, Stupid Love,” weekend gross,
    $7 million

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 08-18-11

    1.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    2.  Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    3. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    4. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    5. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars
    6.  How to Love, Lil Wayne

    7. I Wanna Go, Britney Spears
    8. Move Like Jagger, Maroon 5
    9. Rolling in the Deep, Adele
    10. Tonight Tonight, Hot Chelle Rae

     

  • This week on PAC-8, Aug. 19-25

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, August 19, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM The Thom Hartman Show
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay (8-02-11)
    03:00 PM JR Oppenheimer Lecture –
        Paul Nurse – “Great Ideas of Biology
    04:30 PM The House of Yahwah
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society -“Stories from the Secret City of Oak Ridge”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

  • Best Sellers 08-18-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • New book claims Coco Chanel was Nazi spy

    PARIS  — Coco Chanel: A fashion icon whose name has become shorthand for timeless French chic, a shrewd businesswoman who overcame a childhood of poverty to build a luxury supernova and ... a Nazi spy?
    A new book by a Paris-based American historian suggests Chanel not only had a wartime affair with a German aristocrat and spy, but that she herself was also an agent of Germany’s Abwehr military intelligence organization and a rabid anti-Semite.
    Doubts about Chanel’s loyalties during World War II have long festered, but “Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War” goes well beyond those previous allegations, citing as evidence documents culled from archives around the world.

  • Celebrity News 08-18-11

    Ed O’Neill to get Hollywood star Aug. 30

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Modern Family” star Ed O’Neill tells his hometown newspaper that he’ll get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the end of the month.
    O’Neill tells the Youngstown, Ohio, newspaper The Vindicator that he’ll be honored Aug. 30. Induction speeches will be given by Sofia Vergara, who plays his wife on the ABC hit, and Katey Sagal, who played his wife on Fox’s “Married With Children” in the 1980s and ‘90s.
    A Walk of Fame spokeswoman could not confirm the date.