Brady Bunch Matriarch Florence Henderson Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that one of America’s most beloved TV mom’s, actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Henderson was best known for her role as Brady Bunch family matriarch Carol Brady on the long running ABC sitcom. The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. Prior to her leading role on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was an established Broadway performer and was the very first female guest host of The Tonight Show.

Henderson died on November 24, just one day after being admitted to a Los Angeles area hospital. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, released a statement saying that Henderson’s death was “unexpected” and that she died as a result of “heart failure”. Her family claims that she was quite active in the days leading up to her death, however she was beginning to not feel well a few days before she was hospitalized.

The success of a show like The Brady Bunch was a true pop culture phenomenon. Despite only airing for six years, the show continues to be introduced to new generations of fans through both syndication and re-runs. Henderson went on to reprise her role as Carol Brady even after the initial series went off the air in various TV specials and holiday events.

Something about the series and the way that it explored a different variation of the typical family dynamic truly spoke to the heart and soul of the television audience. Everyone wanted a mom like Carol Brady and the amount of heart and soul put into the role by an actress like Henderson was nothing short of phenomenal. Her work in later years including guest appearances in series such as Ally McBeal, Happily Divorced, and 30 Rock, as well as, episodes of both The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.  She went on to host a cooking show called Country Kitchen and took part in the celeb reality series Surreal Life back in 2006. More recently she completed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and was just spotted in the audience of this season showing support for competitor Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marsha Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Our sincere condolences go out to Florence Henderson’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. She will truly be remembered as one of the greats!

Brady Bunch Matriarch Florence Henderson Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that one of America’s most beloved TV mom’s, actress Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. Henderson was best known for her role as Brady Bunch family matriarch Carol Brady on the long running ABC sitcom. The Brady Bunch aired from 1969 to 1974. Prior to her leading role on The Brady Bunch, Henderson was an established Broadway performer and was the very first female guest host of The Tonight Show.

Henderson died on November 24, just one day after being admitted to a Los Angeles area hospital. Her manager, Kayla Pressman, released a statement saying that Henderson’s death was “unexpected” and that she died as a result of “heart failure”. Her family claims that she was quite active in the days leading up to her death, however she was beginning to not feel well a few days before she was hospitalized.

The success of a show like The Brady Bunch was a true pop culture phenomenon. Despite only airing for six years, the show continues to be introduced to new generations of fans through both syndication and re-runs. Henderson went on to reprise her role as Carol Brady even after the initial series went off the air in various TV specials and holiday events.

Something about the series and the way that it explored a different variation of the typical family dynamic truly spoke to the heart and soul of the television audience. Everyone wanted a mom like Carol Brady and the amount of heart and soul put into the role by an actress like Henderson was nothing short of phenomenal. Her work in later years including guest appearances in series such as Ally McBeal, Happily Divorced, and 30 Rock, as well as, episodes of both The Love Boat and Fantasy Island.  She went on to host a cooking show called Country Kitchen and took part in the celeb reality series Surreal Life back in 2006. More recently she completed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars in 2010 and was just spotted in the audience of this season showing support for competitor Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marsha Brady on The Brady Bunch.

Our sincere condolences go out to Florence Henderson’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time. She will truly be remembered as one of the greats!

The Disappearance Of JFK’s Brain

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(PCM) President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was a death that forever scarred a nation and left law enforcement, scientists and historians baffled as conspiracy theories erupted in an attempt to analyze exactly what occurred on that fateful afternoon.

We have all read the reports released by the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK, however many witnesses to the event disagree claiming that Oswald was a patsy put in place by our very own government to cover-up a much larger scheme, while others feel that JFK’s ties to the mafia and other organizations may have had something to do with this untimely demise. 

Some of the more far-fetched theories include the use of magic bullets, the parade route being changed and more and there is no denying that the entire situation is filled with odd circumstances, to say the least. 

One of the conspiracies that has fascinated us the most about JFK’s assassination is the disappearance of his brain. It was said to be locked away in the National Archives after the autopsy was conducted back in 1963, however currently it is nowhere to be found. 

Despite many people being questioned in regards to its’ whereabouts, it has seemingly vanished without a trace. Due to JFK’s injuries during the shooting, he was shot directly in head, there was not much of his brain left in-tact, in fact doctor’s at the hospital who were performing the autopsy noticed his wife Jackie Kennedy was clutching something in her hand when she arrived. It turned out to be a large piece of JFK’s brain matter, but experts have no idea what has happened to the rest of it. 

The hospital placed what was left of JFK’s brain in an 18-by-20-centimeter stainless steel container which the Secret Service locked away in a cabinet inside the White House. It is then noted that JFK’s brother Robert Kennedy then had the brain and a locker containing other autopsy materials including blood samples and bone fragments to a special room in the National Archives. 

It wasn’t until 1966 when government officials were going through the autopsy materials that they took notice that the locker full of JFK’s tissue and his brain had gone missing. It was not revealed to the public that JFK’s brain was missing until 1978 when the House Select Committee sheepishly admitted that they had indeed somehow misplaced JFK’s brain and tissue.

The most popular theory surrounding the missing brain is that the government purposely misplaced it so that it could never be fully determined just how many bullets hit the President or what direction they were fired. Another theory claims that JFK’s brother stole the brain in order to prevent testing that would provide proof of JFK’s drug use and health issues. Either way, there is definitely some kind of elaborate cover-up going on, as JFK’s brain most certainly didn’t get up and walk away on its’ own. 

To this day the brain of JFK has not been located and it remains one of the biggest political mysteries and conspiracy theories of all-time! 

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Real Life Phantom Of The Opera Shuts Down The Met

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(PCM) A performance of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City was cut short after an audience member was seen sprinkling a mysterious powdered substance in the orchestra pit during intermission.

Officials at The Met called in counterterroism officials to investigate and run test on the substance which turned out to be none other than human ashes. Definitely creepy and certainly on The Met’s side to take necessary precautions.

Authorities questioned several of those in attendance for the performance who claimed that an unidentified man revealed to them that he had plans to sprinkle the ashes of his dead friend and opera aficionado at the historic opera house.

The man was seen on security camera footage reaching into his jacket and sprinkling the contents for a black bag in the orchestra pit during intermission when hardly any musicians were still present. The rest of the evenings performance was then cancelled when the counterterrorism officials were called in and another performance was also cancelled later that evening as an extra precaution.

The powder is still being tested however authorities are nearly positive that it is indeed human ashes. No word on whether or not charges will be filed against the man who attempted to create a literal phantom of the opera, but we are sure it’s a safe bet that he will be facing some type of criminal charges, but he is seriously one heck of a loyal friend.

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No, David Bowie’s Ashes Were Not Scattered At The Burning Man Festival

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(PCM) Whoever started the ridiculous rumor that the late David Bowie’s ashes were scattered throughout the grounds of the recent Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada desert has just been shut down. David Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones took to Twitter to dispel the rumor that had been circulating claiming that he and his godson took his late father’s ashes to Burning Man to be spread as per the late singer’s final wishes.

Jones went a step further and claimed that if his father did want his ashes to be spread anywhere it would more than likely be at Skegness Butlins, a resort and fairground in England. Definitely not Burning Man!

Surprisingly, E! News was one of the first outlets to misreport on the false information about Bowie’s ashes at Burning Man, as they felt they had a reliable source. They claim the source revealed “David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it.” The source also claimed that a memorial service took place for Bowie during the festival.  While that service may or may not have occurred, one thing is for sure, Bowie ashes are certainly not spread in the Nevada desert.

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Man Dies And Leaves Behind A Rather Unique Collection Of Mannequins

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(PCM) It is no secret that people collect some odd items, however when they pass away the burden falls on the family to figure out just what to do with the beloved items that these individuals have painstakingly collected over the years. Such is the case with retired electrician Mike Martin who passed away at the age of 88, leaving his family to deal with his unique collection of “busty” mannequins.

Martin collected dozens of mannequins over the years. He would tirelessly spend hours restoring, redressing and caring tenderly for his beloved collection of mannequins. He also added another rather odd feature to his mannequins during the restoration process. Martin would add a resin based filler to both puff up and enlarge the mannequins breasts. Definitely must have been his thing, but we say to each their own!

Now Martin’s entire collection of over 60 mannequins is available for auction including tons of clothing and accessories. Martin obviously had a thing for big breasted women, but we have no idea how his wife tolerated living with the collection for so many years. According to Martin’s daughter, she did really like it, but tolerated it for her husband’s sake.

We are sure she is more than ready to see them go to the highest bidder now!

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