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Taking Names: Kermit, Black Eyed Peas to help light national tree
Kermit, Black Eyed Peas to help light national tree
The Black Eyed Peas and Kermit the Frog are joining the lineup of performers who will help light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse.
Carson Daly will host the lighting ceremony Thursday, the Associated Press reports. Performers also will include Big Time Rush, Ellie Goulding, the band OneRepublic, country star Rodney Atkins and singer Marsha Ambrosius.
This is the first lighting of a new National Christmas Tree that was planted in March. It is a 26-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce from a New Jersey nursery. Strong winds in February toppled the last tree that had stood on the Ellipse since 1978.
New kiss-proof tomb for Oscar Wilde unveiled
Actor Rupert Everett and Oscar Wilde’s grandson unveiled a makeover of the writer’s grave site on the 111th anniversary of his death.
The tomb had become such a well-loved pilgrimage site - and had been so well-kissed - that it needed renovation. A glass screen now separates visitors from the stone itself.
Mr. Everett hailed Wilde’s “force” and the “amazing trajectory of his life.”
Merlin Holland said his grandfather “would be incredibly touched by all the attention. After all, he was sent out of England in 1897 a bankrupt, a homosexual and a convict … and the French took him to their hearts.”
Winehouse dress auctioned, proceeds to be donated
The dress worn by Amy Winehouse on the cover of her Grammy-winning “Back to Black” album has sold for more than $67,000 at auction, the Associated Press reports.
It said the dress’s designer, Disaya, agreed to donate proceeds from the sale to a foundation set up in the late singer’s name.
Why such hatred toward America's freedom of religion?
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