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Colin Powell Took a Selfie in the 1950s and It’s Perfect
Retired Gen. Colin Powell today proved that he was hip before today’s selfie-taking cool kids were even born.Powell posted a 60-year-old selfie to Facebook and it was everything a selfie should be. The black-and-white photo was taken in his bedroom mirror with a decidedly non-digital camera. ”Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!” Powell, 76, wrote.
‘Hero-Villain’ Arthur Chu Shares Plans for ‘Jeopardy!’ Winnings
No one can say controversial “Jeopardy!” champ Arthur Chu wasn’t strategic while rolling to 11 straight wins on the TV game show. Now that Chu has been dethroned – defeated in a pretaped episode Wednesday night by a former synchronized swimmer from Michigan – the “Jeopardy! villain” says he plans to be just as strategic off-air with his nearly $300,000 in winnings. “The main thing is I don’t want to do anything crazy or stupid,” Chu, 30, said Thursday on “Good Morning America.” “I’ve been very strategic so far so I want to be strategic in the future. I did talk to my wife,” he said. “We do want to go to China. She’s never been. I want to see relatives that I haven’t seen for a very long time [and] maybe start thinking about buying a house in the future.”
Hal Douglas, Movie Trailer Voice-Over Star, Dead at 89
Hal Douglas, a voice-over artist who narrated thousands of movie trailers, has died at his home in Lovettsville, Va. He was 89. His daughter, Sarah Douglas, told The New York Times that the cause of his death March 7 was complications of pancreatic cancer. Douglas lent his voice to trailers for films as diverse as “Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump,” “Coneheads” and “Lethal Weapon.”