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Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Dead At 87

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The loss of a true legend and iconic author.

Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor who also became a Nobel Laureate, has died at the age of 87, according to media reports.

Wiesel is best known for his groundbreaking work Night, a book describes the horrors he experienced as a Jewish survivor of the Nazi death camps of the Holocaust during World War II.

After he was liberated from those camps at the end of the war as a young man, he went around the world for the rest of his life — most notable in the United States, France, and Israel — to speak on behalf of victims of hate and persecution.

According to Wiesel's son, the author apparently died at his home in Manhattan. No cause was given.

Wiesel's death is a major event in global politics; even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke after his death (below), releasing a statement:

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17-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Becomes The Youngest Nobel Prize Winner In History! Shares Award With 60-Year-Old Kailash Satyarthi!

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A 17-year-old Pakistani girl and a 60-year-old man from India typically wouldn't share that much in common.

That is, except for Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, who are sharing this year's Nobel Peace Prize!

And as if winning a Nobel Prize wasn't cool enough, Malala actually has the distinction of being the youngest person to ever claim the title.

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15 Year-Feud Comes To An End! But How Did Cameron Diaz & Sofia Coppola Manage To Kiss & Make Up?

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Until recently, Cameron Diaz & Sofia Coppola's relationship was about as amicable as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's — which is to say there was a seething hatred so potent that there may in fact have been a little literal frothing at the mouth.

Thankfully, time heals all wounds, except for herpes, and things between the two of them are much better now! Well, for Cameron and Sofia, we mean, at least. Hamilton and Burr are obviously never ever (like ever) getting back together.

The bad beef between two of Hollywood's loveliest ladies was originally served up when Cameron allegedly flirted with Sofia's Oscar-winning (now ex) hubby, Spike Jonze.

Sofia retaliated against the perceived slight by satirizing Cameron's persona with a character from Lost in Translation. In the award-winning flick, Anna Faris plays a ditzy blonde actress allegedly modeled after Miz Diaz.

That was way back in 1999, but Cameron & Sofia have apparently despised each other since!!

Or at least they did! Until now!

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James Franco To Strut His Stuff In Playboy?

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James Franco Interviews For Playboy

He's really doing Playboy!!

James Franco is a poet, author, actor, olympic curler, producer, blogger, Nobel Prize winning chemist, and now he's even a magazine columnist!

Okay, we made two of those up, but the guy is definitely a jack James of all trades.

He's a poor man's Orson Welles! He's a rich man's Vanilla Ice!

In the July/August double issue, James has a nice fireside chat with performance artist Marina Abramović. It's the first of six regular Francophile columns Playboy asked him to write!

We know

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Israeli Scientist Gets Nobel In Chemistry!

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Daniel Shechtman, an Israeli scientist, has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering "quasicrystals."

"What the hell is a quasicrystal?" you're asking!


His discovery, which was made in 1982, has "fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter," according to the academy. Unlike other crystals, quasicrystals do not have a repeating pattern at the molecular level. They are very hard, but break easily, like glass.

Incredible! We had no idea. We're no chemists.

So what does that mean for us? And why does he deserve the $1.44 million dollar prize that comes with the distinction?

"Due to their unique atomic structure, they are also bad conductors of heat and electricity, and have nonstick surfaces. Their poor thermal transport properties may make them useful as so-called thermoelectric materials, which convert heat into electricity."

Nevermind. He deserves it.


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Peruvian Author Wins The Nobel Prize For Literature

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As the week of Nobel Prize announcements wraps up, many are surprised to see that the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature went to the Peruvian novelist, journalist and politician Mario Vargas Llosa.

It was a surprise to some, since the expected winners were the candidates from South Korea, Kenya and the United States.

Llosa is an extremely political writer and is known for his political involvement, his novels do include historical works, political thrillers, comedies and murder mysteries.

The Academy honors the 74-year-old author for what it called "his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat."

Llosa was very happy and proud to receive this award. Now we just have to wait until tomorrow to find out who won the Peace prize.

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