Today is the 10th anniversary of the
small plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy, Jr., the Son of
Camelot, his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette. The
trio was en route to Kennedy's home in Martha's Vineyard to drop off
Lauren, then John and Carolyn were planning to fly to Hyannisport for
his cousin Rory's wedding. When the plane never arrived on the
island, the Coast Guard was alerted, setting off a five-day search
that ended in tragedy. The man who was once a paparazzi magnet and
crowned by People magazine as the "sexiest man alive" was
dead at 38.
Born in 1960, the son of President John
F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, JFK Jr. spent his early years living
in the White House with his older sister, Caroline, and was known to
an adoring public as "John-John." After his father was
assassinated in 1963, the family moved to New York City, where John
Jr. attended private school, then headed to the prestigious Brown
University, and NYU Law School. Instead of following in his dad's
footsteps, in 1995 he decided to start his own magazine, called George. "I've been lucky enough to have a lot of opportunities,
and there is sort of this inherent energy associated with it,"
he said at the time.
At a July 23, 1999, memorial service,
Kennedy was eulogized by his uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.,
who noted that his nephew died too early, just as his father had,
when he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963. "We dared
to think...that this John Kennedy would live to comb gray hair, with
his beloved Carolyn by his side," the senator said. "But,
like his father, he had every gift but length of years."
One of the most iconic images in
American history: On Nov. 25, 1963 -- his third birthday -- John Jr.
salutes the casket of his father, who was assassinated three days
The couple attend an event in New York,
Source: CBS News; Life
Robert Redford married his girlfriend of 13 years, German abstract
artist Sibylle Szaggars. In a private ceremony at the luxurious Louis
C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg this weekend, the nuptials were held in
front of 30 close friends and family members. Szaggars and Redford
became engaged in March, when he announced he would marry for the
second time. The 71-year old notoriously private actor resides with
his 51-year old bride at his 5,500-acre eco-friendly ranch in Utah,
the home of Redford's Sundance Institute. Local news reports say
the bride wore champagne colored gown and the groom a white suit. Redford
was previously married to Lola Redford from 1958 until their divorve
in 1985. They have three surviving children.
After years of putting surgery off, TV
host and cooking machine Rachael Ray has gone under the knife to
repair her ailing vocal cords. PEOPLE exclusively learned that Ray
underwent the procedure last week. According to Ray's rep, Charlie
Dougiello, "Rachael decided to have a benign cyst removed from
her vocal cord." Dougiello says that "the minor,
non-invasive procedure was a success and she is already resting at
home." Prior to the surgery, Ray had been attempting months of
vocal therapy to no avail. Citing Ray's boisterous
personality, Dougiello joked that "the hardest part for Rachael
is going to be giving her voice a rest for the next week or so."
NECCO (New England Confectionery Company) dates its start back to the summer of 1847 and is the oldest multi-line candy company in the United States. They manufacture timeless candy classics like Sweethearts and have obtained the licensing to produce Sweetheart Twilight candy.
All the cool blood-sucking teen vampires are chomping on these fruity candy hearts instead of mortal human necks! On the back of the box, there are four hearts with their corresponding flavors: Orange Obsession; Tempting Apple; Passion Fruit and Secret Strawberry. The phrases printed on the hearts are Twilight themed, such as "Soul Mate," "Bite Me," "Secret," "Forks," "Live 4 Ever," "Bad Guy," "Dazzle," and "Lamb" to name a few.
Best of all - some will sparkle in the sunlight like the film's main vampire, Edward!
Source: Candy Warehouse