The Social Climber: Nirvana Reunites With Lorde, Joan Jett; Hillary Clinton Ducks Flying Footwear
April 11, 2014
By ABC NEWS
Nirvana Reunites With Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon as Leads
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Remaining Nirvana band members were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on their first year of eligibility Thursday night.
The band, minus lead singer Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide 20 years ago this month, enlisted the help of four female rockers; Lorde, Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon to sing four songs shortly after they were inducted by R.E.M’s Michael Stipe.
Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt also earned honors at the awards ceremony in Brooklyn, as did The E Street Band for Musical Excellence along with Beatles manager Brian Epstein and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who were awarded in the non-performer category.
Hillary Clinton Ducks Flying Footwear
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What do George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton have in common?
They're both shoe-pegging survivors.
Clinton held her own after having orange footwear hurled at her at a conference for the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas Thursday. The former secretary of state was not hurt, but the suspected female shoe-hurler was taken into custody.
A browning piece of cloth is causing a bit of a ruckus. The Egyptian text written on the parchment in Coptic (a language descended from ancient Egyptian) mentions that Jesus had a wife.
Some have challenged the authenticity of the document, but Karen King, a Harvard professor of divinity (relating to religion, not Hogwarts magic) released research Thursday revealing there was nothing to suggest forgery and that carbon-dating and ink-testing placed the fragment in the eighth century.
While King says it doesn't prove Jesus was actually married, some people certainly thought he was.
Walmart Planning to Drive Down Organic Produce Prices
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Watch Out Whole Foods
Walmarthas unveiled plans to jump into seedbeds with Wild Oats, announcing a partnership that would bring cheaper organic goods to shoppers at the country's largest retailer and grocery seller.
The new line consists of nearly 100 items that would be 25 percent cheaper than Walmart's existing organic produce and will be introduced to shelves this month.
The move could portend major changes to the everyday U.S. diet on a much larger scale.
Chinese Artist Sells Jar of Fresh Air for About $850
The transaction, labeled as an artistic statement rather than business transaction, is the latest stunt in a spate of protests aimed at shaming the government into doing something about air quality and pollution control.