A & E Briefs – March 29, 2011

Elika Roohi / Sun Star Reporter
March 29, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor dies at age 79

Elizabeth Taylor lived a full, dizzying life.  She starred in countless movies, dazzled us in glamorous photographs, sparked countless headlines for marriages and break-ups, got actively involved with several causes, and even tweeted.  She died on March 23 at age 79.  She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, a condition she had struggled with for many years.  It had been hoped that her condition would stabilize and she would be able to return home. This was not the case. Taylor died in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

CNN

Damn You, Autocorrect: The book

Damnyouautocorrect.com, the popular website that showcases the embarrassing situations the iPhones autocorrect function can cause, is releasing a book.  The website receives hundreds of autocorrected text messages a day, and Jillian Madison, founder of the site, decided it was time to publish “Damn You, Autocorrect” the book.  The book features many popular text mishaps from the website.  Things like mixing up the words fuhrer and future or arrested and rescue.  “Autocorrect has a mind of its own,” said Madison.  And now there’s a book about it.

NPR

Aretha Franklin gets ready to turn 69

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is bouncing back from some health problems to celebrate her 69th birthday in New York City.  Franklin underwent surgery last year, and has been recovering ever since.  Now she’s ready for the world again, starting with a big birthday bash, followed by a return to the stage in May, and a new album.

The Washington Post

Will Ferrell to ‘The Office’

As Emmy-winning actor Steve Carell counts down the days until he leaves NBC’s “The Office,” there has been much speculation as to who will be replacing him as the head of Dunder Mifflin. Stepping in as the boss for a four-episode arc is none other than Will Ferrell. Ferrell will play a branch manager brought in as Carell’s character prepares to leave.

The Huffington Post

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