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Yoko Ono: Japan Will Recover in a 'Big, Big Beautiful' Way (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 15th 2011 3:45AM
Yoko Ono was on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (weekdays, 9PM ET on CNN), where she discussed the on-going tragedy in her native country of Japan. Ono was obviously shaken up by the loss of life and damage created by the earthquake and tsunami. But thinking back to how Japan recovered from the devastation of World War II -- which Ono lived through -- made the 78-year-old optimistic about Japan's future.

"It's very similar, and we did recover in an incredible way," Ono said of the aftermath of the war. "And I'm sure that we will too this time. I think it's a kind of challenge -- it's a very big challenge, nobody wants this kind of big challenge. Well, with a big challenge, I'm sure that some big, big beautiful results will happen."

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Yoko Ono: 'Sexism, Racism' Made Me an Easy Scapegoat for Beatles Break-Up (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 20th 2010 4:37PM
Yoko Ono, who lost husband John Lennon almost 30 years ago, sat down for a rare interview on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weeknights 10PM ET on CNN). She told Cooper why she thinks so many music fans blame her for the breakup of the Beatles.

"I think that I was used as a scapegoat, and I was a very easy scapegoat, a Japanese women, you know, whatever" she told Cooper.

"You think some of it was sexism, racism?" Cooper wondered.

"Sexism, racism," Ono agreed. "But also, just remember that the United States and Britain were fighting with Japan in World War II, it was just after that in a way, so I can understand how they felt."

That's an interesting theory, which likely has some validity. However, Ono's pitchy singing voice and unconventional art may also have had something to do with it.

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Imagine: Christopher Eccleston as John Lennon

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 30th 2009 1:00PM
From G.I. Joe's arch-nemesis to immortal rock star, Christopher Eccleston certainly has an eclectic resume.

Now, Variety is reporting that the British actor, fresh off his turn as arms dealer Destro in 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,' will play John Lennon in 'Naked Lennon,' a biography film commissioned by BBC Four.

'Naked Lennon' will focus on Lennon's life from 1967-1971, the period during which Lennon first met Yoko Ono and The Beatles were going through a rather turbulent disintegration. Variety is also reporting that Naoko Mori ('Torchwood') will play Yoko Ono, while Rory Kinnear ('Quantum of Solace') has been tapped to play Beatles manager Brian Epstein; Irish actor Andrew Scott ('Saving Private Ryan') will play Paul McCartney.

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Larry King confuses Ringo Starr with George Harrison

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 27th 2007 3:04PM

Larry KingMore ammo for the "Larry King should retire" crowd.

On last night's show, King was interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and during the interview, during a segment where they talked about what they were doing when John Lennon was killed, he turned to Starr and asked "George, where were you?" McCartney didn't want to let the matter drop, but Ringo just laughed it off. Harrison, of course, is dead.

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From the grave, John Lennon's message remains the same

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 25th 2006 9:58AM
john lennon; yoko onoDid you watch the Pay-Per-view seance last night to contact the spirit of John Lennon? Me neither. A psychic and an expert in paranormal activity claim that Lennon made contact with them through an EVP, an Electronic Voice Phenomenon. It happened at the La Fortuna restaurant in New York City, where Lennon liked to eat.

Here's how it went down (according to reports): Filming of the seance at the La Fortuna restaurant stopped because something weird was happening. Then a mysterious voice was heard on the psychic's recorder. An "expert" confirmed it was Lennon and he was asking for Peace.

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Televised seance to contact John Lennon

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 19th 2006 12:44PM
john lennon seanceWhat's it called when you produce the sequel to a show that was called a 'new low' in television? I don't know, either.

In 2003, it was The Spirit of Diana, a televised seance to contact the dearly departed Princess Diana. It cost $15 to watch and drew about 500,000 American viewers. This time around, the same geniuses behind the Diana seance are now attempting to contact John Lennon. On April 24, it'll cost a mere $10 to watch psychics visit different locations of importance to the former Beatle, including the New York apartment building where he was shot and killed. It's called... wait for it... The Spirit of John Lennon. And, no, Yoko Ono is not involved.

The producer of the program, Paul Sharratt, said that the Diana seance didn't make him a believer in psychics but he thinks there are "many, many millions of people around the world who think it's possible." Classy.

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