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Jane Fonda & Richard Perry Are Dunzo After Eight Years!

So much heartbreak in 2017… and it’s only January!

After eight years together, Jane Fonda and Richard Perry have split.

Although the two have parted ways, the record producer says, “it’s not a break up, it’s a shift in the direction of our lives.”

Related: Jane Fonda Gets Real About Her Teenage Eating Disorder

He adds:

“I hate to say the romantic relationship is over. We’re definitely extremely good friends. We do things together. We care about each other a great deal and as far as romantic relationships, that’s temporarily been put on the back burner because she, as you probably know, has rededicated herself to activism… We definitely have a great deal of love for each other.”

But will they ever get back together??

“I would say that there’s always a possibility that her life will change…At the moment we’ve been leading two separate lives, but we still find time to do dinner once a week, watch movies, stuff like that.”

Although they never tied the knot, the Grace and Frankie star has been married three times, while he was previously married to Rebecca Broussard.

The former couple have also put their Beverly Hills home on the market for $13 million.

Another one bites the dust…

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Daily Deals 01/24/17

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Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 58% Off on Select Coleman Camping Favorites, 25% Off on business staples including pens, markers, highlighters, dry erase markers and more from Sharpie, X-ACTO, Uni-ball and others, 25% Off on school supplies from Paper Mate, Elmer’s, and more, 30% Off on select DYMO labelers, 44% Off on Contigo AUTOSEAL Transit Stainless Steel Travel Mugs and up tp 37% Off on Select Rubbermaid Commercial Products.

The Audible Audiobook of the Day is Brat Farrar ($11.99 Kindle, $2.95 Audible) by Josephine Tey, narrated by Carole Boyd.

The Nook Audiobook of the Day is Pete Seeger: Storm King – Volume 2 ($14.00 Audible, $6.99 Nook), written and narrated by Pete Seeger with Jeff Haynes (editor).

Today’s Daily Deal Pick is The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 ($1.99 Kindle), Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams [Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ] and the rest of the “Best American” series in today’s Kindle Daily Deal. Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

From quiet, elegiac, contemporary tales to far-future, deep-space sagas, the stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Karen Joy Fowler for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 demonstrate the vast spectrum of what science fiction and fantasy aims to illuminate, displaying the full gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears—of not just what we can accomplish or destroy as a person, but what we can accomplish or destroy as a people—and throwing us into strange new worlds that can only be explored when we shed the shackles of reality.

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 includes Rachel Swirsky, Sofia Samatar, Charlie Jane Anders, Ted Chiang, Kelly Link, Maria Dahvana Headley, Kij Johnson, Catherynne M. Valente, Dexter Palmer and others

KAREN JOY FOWLER, guest editor, is the author of six novels and four short story collections, including We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. She is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, and has won numerous Nebula and World Fantasy awards.

JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, series editor, is the best-selling editor of more than two dozen anthologies, including Brave New Worlds and Wastelands. He is the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare and is the editor of John Joseph Adams Books, a new science fiction/fantasy novel imprint from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Just Desserts ($1.99 Kindle), by G. A. McKevett

In the first of a delicious series, a full-figured Southern police detective untangles the murder mystery of a California politician’s husband.

Det. Sgt. Savannah Reid is a long way from Georgia, but she’ll go anywhere for good food and good friends. And policing the exclusive Southern California town of San Carmelita is as tasty as biscuits and gravy with spicy home fries. Until city councilwoman Beverly Winston’s husband turns up dead—and an unprecedented media feeding frenzy sweeps the elite beach community like a tsunami.

The good news: Savannah is put in charge of the case. The bad: She’s pressured to investigate every person of interest except the main one, Beverly herself. And when Savannah refuses to play political ball, she’s summarily fired for “being overweight.” But when another suspect hires her to uncover the truth, the detective turns up the heat on an unsavory mess of triple-dealing, infidelity, and betrayal that will rock San Carmelita’s sun-soaked elegance to its core—and put a calculating murderer’s target on Savannah’s back.

Starring a “warm, winsome, and weight-bedeviled” heroine whose down-home savvy can solve the most sophisticated cases, this series is a delight for fans of Diane Mott Davidson’s Goldy Schultz culinary mysteries and Miranda James’s Southern Ladies Mysteries (Publishers Weekly).

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Free MP3 – Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 “Prussian”: Andante

The MP3 download of String Quartet No. 21 “Prussian”: II. Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Eder Quartet, from the album Mozart: String Quartets, K. 172-173 And K. 575, ‘Prussian No. 1’, is free today from Naxos and

About the Artist and Album
In April 1789 Mozart was invited to accompany Prince Karl Lichnowsky on a journey to Berlin, which they reached in the middle of May, after visiting Dresden and Leipzig. The expenses of the journey outweighed any financial advantages, although Mozart was received at the Prussian court and spent same time at Potsdam. The musical result of the expedition may be seen in a piano sonata, one of a projected group of six, for Princess Friederike, the eldest daughter of King Friedrich Wilhelm II, and three of a projected set of six string quartets for the King, himself a cellist. Mozart set to work on the quartets and the sonata after his return to Vienna, which he reached on 4th June, the month in which he completed the first of the three Prussian Quartets, K. 575. The second and third were written in May and June respectively, the following summer. The whole period was one of financial anxiety for Mozart, who was obliged to borrow money from a fellow mason, Michael Puchberg, to meet his living expenses. The quartets themselves failed to bring him the reward for which he had hoped and were sold to the publisher Artaria for w hat the composer described despairingly as Spottgeld, a mere song, to be issued at the end of 1791, after his death. The Quartet in D major, K. 575, starts with a theme entrusted to the violin and echoed by the viola, with the cello delaying its entry until the ninth bar, but later playing an important part in the proceedings. Here the individual lines are interwoven with great subtlety, adding a further dimension to the sonata-form structure. The A major Andante has the violins in octaves, shadowed by the viola a third below, all marked sotto voce, proceeding to delightful interplay between the instruments. The Minuet opens with the violins in thirds, followed by a strong and united opening of the second half. The G major Trio introduces a cello melody, and it is that instrument, the king’s own, that opens the last movement, accompanied by the viola and echoed by the violins in octaves. A cello triplet figure is imitated by the viola and there is antiphonal interplay between the violins. A figure from the principal theme is treated sequentially by the cello, imitated by the viola, to be explored by the violins. This later appears in close canonic imitation between cello and viola and re-appears immediately before the emphatic final cadence.

The Éder Quartet
The present members of the Éder Quartet are János Selmeczy (1st Violin), Péter Szucs (2nd Violin), Sandor Papp (Vidla) and György Éder (Cello). The Éder Quartet was formed in 1973 by the students of the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music.

The Éder Quartet won the top prize in the 1976 Evian International String Quartet Concours, where the jury included the members of the Amadeus Quartet, and clinched second prize in the 1977 ARD International String Quartet Competition in Munich (the first prize was not awarded). Since their success in Munich they guest-performed in almost every European country and captivated the public and critics alike at the international festivals of Bordeaux, West Berlin, Evlan, Istanbul and Bath. Besides Europe, they toured extensively the United States, Australia and New Zealand. The quartet is currently recording the complete Mozart string quartets for Naxos.

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Stuntman Who Was Shot & Killed With Prop Gun On Music Video Set Posted A Pic Of The Firearm Right Before Deadly Incident

How incredibly sad!

Stuntman Johann Ofner unexpectedly passed away after sustaining chest wounds from being shot with a prop gun on the set of a music video for Australian rap group Bliss N Eso. WTF?!

Related: Liam Payne Narrowly Avoids Scary Shooting!

Just before the accident, the 28-year-old shared a photo of the “faulty props” to his Instagram story:


The band’s management released a statement saying the gun had been loaded with blanks and not actual ammunition:

“Johann was tragically fatally injured when a prop gun was discharged as part of filming a scene in Bliss n Eso’s video clip. The gun was loaded with blanks, not live ammunition.”

Detective Tom Armitt told Seven News that an investigation is underway:

“During the filming [of the music video], several firearms were used … I can’t tell you whether they are live or real firearms … I can’t tell you the type of ammunition that were being used. That will be subject of the investigation.”

Related: Lea Michele Shared A Throwback Snap Of Cory Monteith

Meanwhile, the rap group released a statement expressing their condolences:

“The three of us are extremely upset and shaken up by this. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends as well as the cast and crew who were involved in the clip today.”

We’re sure everyone involved is still reeling from the loss — especially Johann’s six-year-old daughter, Kyarna, and his girlfriend, Kati Garnett.

The model shared:

Today the love of my life was taken from me and I still can’t believe it. I don’t know what I’m going to do with out you, the best people are always taken from us you were a true Angel. I love you so so much forever and ever. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️A photo posted by Kati Garnett (@katigarnett) on Jan 23, 2017 at 1:17am PST


Free Book – Test-Driven Java Development

Test-Driven Java Development ($31.19 Kindle), by Viktor Farcic and Alex Garcia, is free tonight, direct from Packt Publishing.

Book Description
Test-driven development (TDD) is a development approach that relies on a test-first procedure that emphasises writing a test before writing the necessary code, and then refactoring the code to optimize it.

The value of performing TDD with Java, one of the most established programming languages, is to improve the productivity of programmers, the maintainability and performance of code, and develop a deeper understanding of the language and how to employ it effectively.

Starting with the basics of TDD and reasons why its adoption is beneficial, this book will take you from the first steps of TDD with Java until you are confident enough to embrace the practice in your day-to-day routine.

You’ll be guided through setting up tools, frameworks, and the environment you need, and will dive right in to hands-on exercises with the goal of mastering one practice, tool, or framework at a time. You’ll learn about the Red-Green-Refactor procedure, how to write unit tests, and how to use them as executable documentation.

With this book you’ll also discover how to design simple and easily maintainable code, work with mocks, utilise behaviour-driven development, refactor old legacy code, and release a half-finished feature to production with feature toggles.

You will finish this book with a deep understanding of the test-driven development methodology and the confidence to apply it to application programming with Java.

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ALL The Ladies Of The View — Liberal & Conservative — Have HAD IT With Donald Trump’s ‘Alternative Facts’! Watch!

The View panelists may have different political beliefs, but they can all agree on one thing: Donald Trump‘s ego is more fragile than his hairpiece.

On Monday, the daytime talk show hosts went in on Sean Spicer‘s post-inauguration press conference, in which he falsely (and angrily) stated Friday’s swear-in ceremony had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”

The panel unsurprisingly reamed the Press Secretary for blatantly lying straight out of the gates and tarnishing any credibility the incoming administration had left with the press.

Related: Twitter Exposes White House Spicer’s Weird Feud With Dippin’ Dots

While Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar had no problem ripping into Trump’s troll of a mouthpiece, conservative cohost Jedediah Bila blamed another culprit — President Tiny Hands’ tiny ego!

Of course, Spicer’s press briefing bullshit only served as an appetizer for the daytime panel, because they went all in for the main course: Kellyanne Conway branding the erroneous remarks as “alternative facts.

What do the ladies find is the worst part of this hot mess? Trump is making his goons lie to the press all because he’s insecure about the turnout for his inauguration! Sad!

Ch-ch-check out both clips (below) to see why the hosts think Trump supporters are already realizing they aren’t getting “what they bargained for”!

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Nina Agdal Looks Sexy in Everything and Nothing

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Manny Pacquiao: If Floyd Mayweather Won’t Fight Conor McGregor, I will

Manny Pacquiao: If Floyd Mayweather Won’t Fight Conor McGregor, I will

Despite their constant  back-and-forth over social media, UFC superstar Conor McGregor and boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather don’t look like they’ll ever get their long-rumored fight.

But what if another superstar boxer steps into the ring?

Manny Pacquiao, who previously lost to Mayweather in 2015, said he would be up for taking on the MMA champion, but not in the Octagon.

“I don’t know if they (Mayweather-McGregor) are taking it seriously. It’s on the news but I don’t know if it will happen,” Pacquiao said to Fox Sports News 500. “If McGregor will fight me in boxing, why not? But not in MMA. MMA is much different than boxing.”

The 38-year-old boxer continues to get into the ring while also serving as a senator in the Philippines. Pacquiao won his last match against Jessie Vargas in November and is in the process of setting up another fight with Australian Jeff Horn.

Even though Pacquiao would be willing to fight McGregor, someone with some power in the situation also had an opinion on the bout: UFC president Dana White, who previously offered $25 million to McGregor and Mayweather for their potential battle. White put a damper on Pacquiao’s offer, commenting about Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter and CEO of Top Rank boxing.

“Listen, I love Manny Pacquiao,” White said to Yahoo Sports. “But I don’t love Bob Arum. You can tell Arum to save his money and not make any calls over here because we aren’t doing business with him.”

A fight between Mayweather and McGregor looks like a long shot at this point, but as long as Pacquiao remains interested and the two stars stay on social media, there’s no telling where this could end up eventually.

Maybe even in the ring—or the Octagon.

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Fate of Lesser-Know Affordable Care Act Benefits Uncertain

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As President Donald Trump takes the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act, it’s not clear what benefits will remain, including these eight lesser-known ones.

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