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It’s a fake!: ‘Van Gogh’ Painting connected to Rupert Murdoch proven near worthless.

In 19th century, 2007, Amsterdam, Art, australia, Business, Culture, europe, Head of a man, Life, london, News, Odd News, Painting, paris, Rupert Murdoch, Society, UK, Uncategorized, Van Gogh, World News on August 3, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Ouch!

gogh_wideweb__470x2912.jpg  How embarrasing!

Like something out of a classic Hollywood thriller…

A self portait painting supposedly created in 1886 by legendary artist Vincent van Gogh, purported to be worth Australian $25 million (US $21.5 million), has been proven to be a fake.

The painting called ‘Head of a man’ was bought to Australia by the father of media billionare Rupert Murdoch, Sir Keith Murdoch, and has been with the National Gallery of Victoria collection since just before World War 2.

But when the painting went on a tour to Europe, experts in Amsterdam tested the painting regarded as “offbeat” and an “oddity”, by Van Gogh specialists.

Last year The Sunday Times in London published claims by Van Gogh specialists that the work had been incorrectly attributed.

And today, it was announced that those claims have proven accurate.

The gallery said there would be a “downwards adjustment” in the painting’s value when the Victorian state gallery revalues its collection next year.
 

Downward adjustment indeed!

Not so stary, stary anymore…..

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Evidence for Princess Diana death conspiracy?

In 1997, 2007, amazing story, Conspiracy Theory, Crazy news, Diana, England, France, News, Odd News, paris, Princess Diana, Queen, Royal Family, UK, World News on August 1, 2007 at 7:52 pm

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Too crazy to be true?

New evidence emerges 10 years after the death of a Princess.

“There are powers at work in this country about which we have no knowledge”

That’s what Queen Elizabeth told Paul Burrell the butler of late Princess Diana of Wales who died 10 years ago this month.

What on earth did that statement mean?

It’s a quote that arose in news reports back in 2002 and it stirred up the already speculative conspiracy theories that have circulated since much of the world mourned one of the most high profile figures in history.

And now, the conspiracy theorists may have fresh meat to add to the speculation that Diana did not die in a tragic accident, but was murdered.

According to the London tabloid, The Daily Express, French fire-fighter Christophe Pelat claims to have evidence linking the Diana car accident in a Paris tunnel in 1997 to a paparazzi photographer who was believed to have been driving the mystery car that collided with Diana’s Mercedes before it crashed.

Pelat claims that he found the burnt body of James Andanson with a gunshot wound to the head. According to the report in the Daily Express, Andanson was an informer to MI6, the UK’s special intelligence agency, and he followed the Princesses “every move” in the day’s before her death.

Diana died along with her lover Dodi Al Fayed and their chauffeur Henri Paul August 31, 1997.

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Arrested for DUI, agian: Lindsay Lohan like soo wants to be like Paris.

In 2007, adult, American News, beach babe, bikini, celebrity, celebrity justice, cocaine, court, Crazy news, crime, DIU, Drink Driving, drugs, entertainment, hollywood, hottie, law and order, Lindsay Lohan, los angeles, paris, paris hilton, party, police, porn, sex, United States, USA, World News on July 24, 2007 at 10:05 pm

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Drink driving is fun!

Looks like America’s number 2 most famous for being famous/movie starlet/singer etc has not been listening to her good pal Paris Hilton’s warning”to be responsible and have a designated driver!”

21-year-old  Hollywood wild child Lindsay Lohan was arrested just hours ago by Los Angles police on suspicion of drunken driving and cocaine possession, days after she completed a 45-day rehabilitation program.

Media report:

Police said they had received a report of a car chase and that Lohan and two companions were in the pursuing vehicle.

She was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test. A subsequent search yielded some cocaine in her pocket, police said.

Lohan was booked on suspicion of drunken driving, cocaine possession and driving on a suspended license. She was held in the Santa Monica jail.

Lohan was released on $25,000 bail. According to police, she will be arraigned on Aug. 23.

The actress recently spent more than a month at Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu and she’s already facing a drunken driving charge in Beverly Hills.

Lohan agreed to wear an alcohol-detecting anklet upon her release from the Promises treatment center in Malibu, but it was unclear if that played a role in the traffic stop.

The latest news is sure to do wonders for her world-wide celebrity profile. Just look how much attention Paris got! 

You go sister!

Jail mysteries: French criminal escapes prison with chopper, while military sky dives into Colorado big house.

In 2007, Air travel, amazing story, Colorado prison skydive, crazy, Crazy news, crime, EU, europe, France, jail, Justice, Life, Odd News, paris, police, Society, stunt, transport, TV, World News on July 18, 2007 at 1:05 am

Off target

Irony, a word derived from the French language, a word that popped into my head when reading about what happened at a prison in south-east France.

A daring, and arrogant, flying escape from a very tenacious French crook.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp reports:

French criminal jailed for having organised a helicopter-assisted prison break has again escaped from a French prison using a helicopter.

Pascal Payet, 43, escaped from Grasse prison, in south-east France, after a helicopter hijacked by four masked men landed on the roof of the prison, said a source close to the investigation.

The helicopter landed some time later at Brignoles, 38 kilometres north-east of Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast.

Those French dudes sure know how to escaping prison in style.

More detail from expatica.com

Now, just a thought, could it be possibly that Pascal Payet and his gang got the idea from an unlikely source…?

This is a clip from an old Australian TV soap called Prisoner, aired from 1979-1986.

You might want to skip to about half way through, otherwise you’ll have to sit through some really horrible Australian accents the generation of Aussies up from me seems to have acquired.

As you’ll see its really lame stuff, but could this story be a case of art imitating life?

Fun times for all.

And since we’re speaking of prisons and air travel…

It’s been reported that in Colorado, USA, a squad of 25 military paratroopers mistakenly landed inside the perimeter of a state prison in the early hours of the morning.

Prison guards quickly escorted the clearly disorientated troopers off the grounds “without violence”, glad to know.

Apparently the US Air Force is keeping a lid on it, officially saying that they are unaware of any such incident.

Update: The US military finally commented today, CNN reported, but were not generous with the details.

“Those were Special Operations Command forces conducting routine training,” Army Col. Hans Bush, a spokesman for the command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, said Monday. He declined to identify the units that landed at Fremont Correctional Facility but said the target was Fremont County Airport.

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