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Who is Weezer? The American music world recognizes them as an alternative rock band that formed in Los  Angeles in 1992. The band now consists of Rivers  Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott  Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards). The band has  changed lineups several times since its formation in 1992.They  have released seven full-length albums, five EPs,  and a DVD.  Weezer has sold more than eight million records in the US  to date.
The band is best known for their successful
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“Buddy Holly”

 
“Undone – The  Sweater Song
 

“Beverly Hills”

“Pork and Beans”

“Island in the Sun”

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“(If You’re  Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To”,

 

  “Say It Ain’t So”
 

“El  Scorcho”

“The Good Life”

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  “Pink Triangle”

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“Get You”

 “Hash Pipe”

 

“island in the sun first version”




” Only the song “Slob” 










   

 “Dope  Nose”
 
 

“Keep Fishin’”

 “gold”.

Beverly Hills

“We Are All on Drugs”

“Pork and Beans”

Troublemaker

 

“The  Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker

“Christmas with Weezer”

 

I’m a Believer”

 

 “Paperface”

  “Susanne”

“Heart Songs”

“Velouria”

“El Scorcho”

“Worry Rock”

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Love Poem – Lemon

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Who is Sharisse Jackson?

Who is Sharisse  Jackson? [1] The entertainment world know her as Shar Jaskson. She is an American television and film actress, reality television personality and rapper/singer best known for her portrayal of Niecy Jackson on the UPN show Moesha.

 Early life and career

Jackson was born August 31, 1976  in Boston, Jackson’s mother is African American and Native American descent, and her father is of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent.[2]
Jackson had a large role in the television show, Moesha where she played Moesha’s best friend, Niecy Jackson. She has also appeared in The Bernie Mac Show. She co-starred in the Nickelodeon movie Good Burger, with Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson. Jackson was also featured on the ABC reality series The Ex-Wives Club with Marla Maples and Angie Everhart. The show aimed to aid men and women who have recently gone through separation or divorce. In 2009 Jackson appeared in the film I Do… I Did![3].She also appeared in the dance film Steppin: The Movie

Music and reality television

Jackson was a singer in the pop group “Mpulz” and was included on The Princess Diaries soundtrack. The group released one album before disbanding.
She won first place on the MTV reality show Celebrity Rap Superstar on October 18, 2007, beating runner-up Kendra Wilkinson. She also appeared on the seventh season of Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp, which premiered in February 2010.

Personal life

She was in a relationship with dancer Kevin Federline, who later married and divorced pop singer Britney Spears. She has two children with Federline – a daughter, Kori, born July 31, 2002, and a son, Kaleb, born July 20, 2004.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1993 CB4 Tamika credited as Sharisse Jackson
1997 Good burger Monique
2000 Love & Basketball Felicia
2008 Toxic Daphne
2009 The Fish Beautiful Girl
The House That Jack Built Alexa
Steppin: The Movie Uwamma Layne
I Do…I Did Candy
2010 Hollywont Afro Oskars Presenter
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Roc Rhonda 1 episode
Tall Hopes Charlayne 1 episode
1993–1995 Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper Carol/Monica 2 different episodes
1994 Getting By Jaunita-The Date 1 episode
South Central Janelle 2 episodes
My So-Called Life Crystal 2 episodes
On Our Own Sara Louise 1 episode
Me and the Boys Cicely 1 episode
1995 Minor Adjustments Tammy 1 episode
The Parent Hood Lynette 1 episode
1996 The Steve Harvey Show Angel 1 episode
Grand Avenue Carlene TV movie
1996–2001 Moesha Niecy Jackson 122 episodes
1998 Sister, Sister Desire 1 episode
Smart Guy Stacey 1 episode
1999 Clueless Niecy 1 episode
1999–2000 The Parkers Niecy 2 episodes
2001 Girlfriends Niecy Jackson 1 episode
2002 The Proud Family Bethany 1 episode
2006 The Bernie Mac Show Valerie 1 episode
2008 Everybody Hates Chris Alyson 1 episode
2010 Life After Herself Shar Jackson 1 episode



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Heinz Weiss , German film actor died he was , 89

 Heinz Weiss was a German film actor.[2] Weiss is best known for playing the role of Phil Decker in the Jerry Cotton series of films and the role of Captain Heinz Hansen in Das Traumschiff.
He died on 20 November 2010 in Grünwald near Munich he was , 89.[3]

(12 June 1921 – 20 November 2010[1])

Selected filmography

Television appearances

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Jim Yardley, English cricketer died he was , 64.

Thomas James Yardley was an English cricketer: a left-handed batsman, occasional wicket-keeper and even more occasional right-arm medium pace bowler (he bowled only eight overs in first-class cricket) who played for Worcestershire and Northamptonshire between 1967 and 1982 died he was , 64.

(27 October 1946 – 20 November 2010[1])

Career

Yardley played football for his local team Chaddesley Corbett and was offered a trial at Wolves. West Bromwich Albion, Sheffield United and two other teams were also alleged to be interested. He was offered a professional contract but turned it down in exchange for a professional cricket contract with Worcestershire.[citation needed]
Born in Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire, Yardley played regularly in that county’s second eleven for two years before making his first-class debut against Nottinghamshire in August 1967; he made 3 and 4. Despite one further appearance that season, his first-class career only really took off in 1968, when he was a fixture in the first team from late July onwards, despite a modest top score of 43 not out from his 17 innings. 1969 was another mediocre season, but in 1970 Yardley really came good, making 762 first-class runs and averaging over 40.
In 1971 his average was more modest (30.45) but he nevertheless managed to pass a thousand runs for the season for the first (and only) time in his career, also hitting his maiden first-class century, 104 not out against the touring Indians at New Road. It was also in this season that Yardley claimed his only two first-class stumpings, both against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham while standing in for Gordon Wilcock who was in the team but unable to keep wicket. His two victims were both notable: former South African Test player Mike Procter and future Test umpire Barrie Meyer.
In 1972, Yardley was capped by Worcestershire, and though he had a poor year in the County Championship, averaging a mere 20, in List A cricket it was a different story: he enjoyed the most successful one-day season of his career, averaging over 35 and hitting three half-centuries, including his highest score in that form of the game, 75 not out against Warwickshire in the Benson & Hedges Cup, albeit in a match Worcestershire eventually lost by eight wickets.
1973 saw him hit two first-class hundreds, including his career best of 135 against Nottinghamshire, and despite a top score of only 66* he played an important part in the Worcestershire side which won the County Championship in 1974, contributing five fifties and a batting average close to 30 as well as 34 catches, his best in a single season. However, his List A average was a mere 13.50, and after one more season with Worcestershire, in which he passed 50 only twice in 30 first-class innings, he moved to Northamptonshire.
Yardley spent seven seasons at Northampton, and although his figures were slightly less impressive than they had been at Worcester – he reached three figures only once for his new county, scoring exactly 100 (not out) against Gloucestershire in 1980 – he still made important contributions and generally scored consistently, especially in the four seasons from 1978 to 1981 when he played in the great majority of matches and always averaged between 26 and 31; his highest season’s aggregate for Northants was 803 in 1981, and in that year he made his only two List A stumpings, both against Glamorgan in the John Player League. He was capped by the county in 1978.
1982 was Yardley’s final year as a first-team player. His final first-class match was against Surrey in May (he made 15 and 0), while his last List A appearance came a few weeks later in the John Player League against Kent, where he made just 1. By now he was playing in the seconds all the time, and after another year without a first-team opportunity he called it a day.
In 2002, twenty years after his final match, he left the country and emigrated to Canada with his wife and his son Christopher Yardley. In 2008 he was asked to write part of Imran Khan‘s biography.

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Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Bruins and Devils), died from lung cancer he was , 58

Patrick Burns [1] was a National Hockey League head coach. Over 14 seasons between 1988 and 2004, he achieved a record of 501-350-161-14 in 1,019 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils died from lung cancer he was , 58. Burns retired in 2005 after recurring battles with cancer, which eventually claimed his life.

(April 4, 1952 – November 19, 2010)

Coaching career

Burns was head coach of the QMJHL Hull Olympiques from 1984 to 1987, and of the Sherbrooke Canadiens of the American Hockey League for the 1987–1988 season.
Burns began his NHL coaching career in 1988 with the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout his career, he won three Jack Adams Awards with three different teams – Montreal (1989), Toronto (1993) and Boston (1998). He is the only three-time winner to win in his first year as coach. Burns won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2003. After stepping down from coaching the Devils in 2005, Burns became a special assignment coach for the Devils.[2]

Personal life

Before his career in hockey, he was a police officer in Gatineau, Quebec.
In a criminal case brought against two Hells Angels members in 2003, Mr. Burns’ name was brought up in court in association with evidence collected by police officers in two separate seizures at the homes of Hells Angels’ Donald “Pup” Stockford of the Nomads chapter of Montreal and Walter “Nurget” Stadnick on March 28, 2001. As a result of their investigation, police brought murder and other related charges against Stockford and Stadnick. Derrek King, a member of the Ontario Provincial Police‘s organized crime squad, testified he found in Stadnick’s closet a police bulletproof vest as well as a card congratulating him on 18 years with the bikers. Pat Burns’ phone numbers were also found in a telephone book in the home. OPP officer Scott Andrew Mills discovered two notebooks filled with telephone numbers in Mr. Stockford’s home, with Mr. Burns’ personal numbers including his home, chalet and pager numbers found in each book. In 1994, when Burns was coaching in Toronto, OPP had questioned the coach about his ties with Stadnick, to whom Burns referred as “Wally”; however, Burns continued his association with the two men, appearing in an April 1997-dated photo together with them. Burns, in response to numerous interview requests subsequent to the disclosure that his name had come up in evidence used in a criminal case against the Hells Angels members, gave an exclusive interview to the weekly publication Allo Police, where he claimed to not have known that the men he was associating with were members of the Hells Angels.[3]
Burns survived colon cancer in 2004 and liver cancer in 2005,[4] retiring from coaching after the second diagnosis. In 2009, Burns acknowledged he had been diagnosed with cancer for a third time, this time lung cancer. The cancer was incurable and he decided to forgo further treatment.[5] During an April 2010 interview Burns stated “I know my life is nearing its end and I accept that.” Gesturing to a group of local minor hockey players, he said: “A young player could come from Stanstead who plays in an arena named after me. I probably won’t see the project to the end, but let’s hope I’m looking down on it and see a young Wayne Gretzky or Mario Lemieux.”[6]
An arena is to be built to honour Burns’ career, at Stanstead College, a private boarding school in the Eastern Townships, and be completed by 2011.[7]
On March 26, 2010, a fan-based Facebook campaign was launched to get Burns inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the merits of his coaching record, but before he succumbed to cancer. The Let’s Get Pat Burns into the Hockey Hall of Fame – NOW! Facebook group attracted over 39,000 members in its first week and received across Canada and the United States.[8] In its second week the number of hockey fans calling for Burns’ induction grew to over 54,000. As of October 22, 2010, that number was at 71,307. Nevertheless, the attempts to get Burns into the Hockey Hall of Fame did not succeed as he was not selected for the 2010 class of inductees. He was married to Line Burns.

[edit] Death

It was reported on September 16, 2010, that Burns’ health had suddenly deteriorated and that he had returned to his home in Magog, Quebec, to be with his family.[9] Reports surfaced the following day that Burns had died that morning, but Burns’ son denied news reports that his father had passed away. That same day, an online report by the Toronto Sun also incorrectly reported Burns’ death, but was quickly revealed to be erroneous.[10] Burns himself talked to both English and French media about the incident, denying that he had died and asked that his status be clarified immediately.[11][12]
He died on November 19, 2010, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, at the Maison Aube-Lumière, due to colon cancer which eventually spread to his lungs.[13][14]
Shortly after his funeral, thieves broke into Burns’ widow’s car, stealing personal belongings, credit cards and numerous pieces of hockey memorabilia, including 30 autographed NHL jerseys that were to be auctioned for charity.[15] Some of the items were later recovered.[16]

[edit] Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
MTL 1988–89 80 53 18 9 - 115 1st in Adams Lost in Stanley Cup Final
MTL 1989–90 80 41 28 11 - 93 3rd in Adams Lost in Second Round
MTL 1990–91 80 39 30 11 - 89 2nd in Adams Lost in Second Round
MTL 1991–92 80 41 28 11 - 93 1st in Adams Lost in Second Round
TOR 1992–93 84 44 29 11 - 99 3rd in Norris Lost in Third Round
TOR 1993–94 84 43 29 12 - 98 2nd in Central Lost in Third Round
TOR 1994–95 48 21 19 8 - 50 4th in Central Lost in First Round
TOR 1995–96 65 25 30 10 - (80) 3rd in Central (fired)
BOS 1997–98 82 39 30 13 - 91 2nd in Northeast Lost in First Round
BOS 1998–99 82 39 30 13 - 91 3rd in Northeast Lost in Second Round
BOS 1999–00 82 24 33 19 6 73 5th in Northeast Did Not Qualify
BOS 2000–01 8 3 4 1 0 (88) 4th in Northeast (fired)
NJ 2002–03 82 46 20 10 6 108 1st in Atlantic Won Stanley Cup
NJ 2003–04 82 43 25 12 2 100 2nd in Atlantic Lost in First Round
Total 1019 501 353 151 14 - - 2003 Stanley Cup

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Freddy Beras-Goico, Dominican television producer, comedian, writer and actor, died from gastric cancer he was , 69

 Freddy Reinaldo Beras-Goico  (popularly known as “Freddy Beras” or just “Beras-Goico”) was a Dominican comedian, TV presenter, writer and media personality for over 30 years died from gastric cancer he was , 69. He hosted the defunct TV show “El Gordo de La Semana” and he was a staple of primetime (and late night) TV. He was one of the most recognized personalities in the Dominican Republic.[1]

(November 21, 1940 – November 18, 2010)

Biography

During the 1950s, his family fled the Dominican Republic due to the brutal regime of the Trujillo dictatorship and settled in Colombia, where he spent several years before returning to his homeland. He was also linked to the tumultuous times lived in the Dominican Republic after the Trujillo family fled the country in 1961; a legally elected president was chosen when free elections were celebrate after 30 years of dictatorship (1963), this trial to restore the Democracy to the country was destroyed by a coup d’état from Trujillo’s Military foes still active in the armed forces; a group of young officers from the military revolted to restored back Democracy in the country but were accused of being communist and the US invaded the country in 1965 to destroy this revolt. All this would shape his comedic style, making him a well-known entertainer for years to come.

Career

Early in his career Beras-Goico’s comedic style was mainly based on sketch comedy vignettes in several daytime TV shows, later moving on to having his own personal show, El Gordo De La Semana (lit. The Fat Guy of The Week), which matured into a successful TV variety show. The show’s roster of comedians and personalities included: Cuquín Victoria, Milton Peláez, Roberto Salcedo, and others.

Personal life

Beras Goico married twice, first to the singer Luchy Vicioso, and then to his now widow Pilar Mejía. He had several children. He is the cousin of Spanish-language television star Charytín Goico.
In his late years, he converted to Christianity.

Career

Beras Goico returned to the Dominican Republic in the sixties. He started his career working as cameraman. Then in advertising but was always linked to television. Many times, Beras-Goico and the crew would laugh themselves to tears.
He began creating comedic shows for radio and TV, and met many friends that became, along with him, the best comedy team of Dominican television: Felipe Polanco, Cuquin Victoria[2], Cecilia Garcia, the slain Milton Pelaez, and many more. During most comedy sketches, Beras-Goico and his actors were rarely able to stifle their laughter. Sometimes, Beras-Goico’s laughter would become so contagious, that soon the entire cast and crew would start shaking in hysterical attempts to control their own laughter.
Many times, Beras-Goico and the crew would laugh themselves to tears.
He also created his own weekly show, El Gordo de la Semana and Punto Final, a late night TV show.
Beras Goico was well known for his philanthropic work, especially for providing medical assistance to poor Dominicans. Recently, he won the Casandra Award for best actor, for his role in Victor/Victoria, and hosted the nightly show “Con Freddy y Punto”, where he shared host duties with “Boruga” and Pamela Sued and married a son freddy jean carlos beras.

Death

Beras Goico died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after battling pancreatic cancer, just 3 days before his 70th birthday. Before his death, Several rumours about his death appeared, his death was confirmed by the wife of his son Giancarlo Beras, Pamela Sued, on November 18, 2010, at 4:30 am and by his son later on his twitter account.

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Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer, died after a long illness he was , 73

Brian Geoffrey Marsden [1] was a British astronomer born in Cambridge, England, and educated at The Perse School in Cambridge, New College, Oxford and Yale University died after a long illness he was , 73 . Dr. Marsden was the longtime director of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (director emeritus from 2006 to 2010).[2]

(5 August 1937 – 18 November 2010)

 Life

Marsden specialized in celestial mechanics and astrometry, collecting data on the positions of asteroids and comets and computing their orbits, often from minimal observational information and providing their future positions on International Astronomical Union (IAU) circulars. In addition to serving as MPC director since 1978, he served as the director of the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) from 1968 to 1999.[3] He was president of Commission 6, and Commission 20 of the IAU.[4]
Marsden helped recover once lost asteroids and lost comets. Some asteroid and comet discoveries of previous decades were “lost” because not enough observational data had been obtained at the time to determine a reliable enough orbit to know where to look for re-observation at future dates. Occasionally, a newly discovered object turns out to be a rediscovery of a previously lost object, which can be determined by calculating its orbit backwards into the past and matching calculated positions with the previously recorded positions of the lost object. In the case of comets this is especially tricky because of nongravitational forces that can affect their orbits (one of which is emission of jets of gas from the comet nucleus), but Marsden has specialized in calculating such nongravitational forces. Notably, he successfully predicted the 1992 return of the once-lost Comet Swift-Tuttle.
In 1998, he calculated that an asteroid, (35396) 1997 XF11 might strike the Earth in 2028. Marsden chose to issue a press release, which Robert Roy Britt called a false alarm.[5]

  • “… astronomers created a media storm by announcing that an asteroid could collide with Earth in 2028, only to revise the estimates hours later.” –Gretchen Vogel, Science, 20 March 1998

Other asteroid researchers called it a “mistake” and Marsden himself admitted the announcement was a strategy which needed “rethinking”, and NASA asked astronomers not to sound a public alarm like that again but to communicate with each other.[6] He took some criticism for publicizing this prediction right when movie companies were publicizing films like “Deep Impact” (see also Science by press conference). However, Marsden justified his actions with the argument that the problem of detecting asteroids needs more attention:

  • “Much as the incident was bad for my reputation, we needed a scare like that to bring attention to this problem.” (Scientific American magazine, 2003)[7]

Follow-up work determined that an impact would be unlikely.[8]
He once proposed that Pluto should be cross-listed as both a planet and a minor planet and assigned the asteroid number 10000; however, this proposal was not accepted. A similar proposal was, however, finally accepted in 2006 when Pluto was designated minor planet 134340 and also declared a dwarf planet.

  • Marsden won enmity with a segment of the public as a leader of the campaign to downgrade Pluto. Partly at his urging, the International Astronomical Union voted at a meeting in Prague in 2006 to designate Pluto and three asteroids “dwarf planets.”[7]
Asteroids discovered: 1
37556 Svyaztie August 28, 1982 with N. S. Chernykh

Family

He married Nancy Lou Zissell; they had a daughter, Cynthia Louise Marsden-Williams, and a son, Jonathan Brian Marsden.[8]

Honours

Awards

Named after him

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Mackenzie Taylor, British comedian, died after taking after taking an overdose of drugs he was , 32

Mackenzie Taylor was a British comic, writer and director died after taking after taking an overdose of drugs he was , 32.

(8 September 1978 – 18 November 2010)

Born in Crewe, Cheshire, his family moved to Camberley, in Surrey, when he was a baby.[1] Taylor attended Royal Grammar School in Guildford and was a member of the Surrey Youth Theatre. He worked as an accounts assistant for a firm of quantity surveyors in Chobham, Surrey.[1]
He started his comedy career in the sketch and improvisational group Wayward Council.[1] He co-founded Phone Book Live!, in which guests attempted to be funny by reading from a telephone directory.[2] Performers included Nicholas Parsons, Les Dennis and Maureen Lipman; proceeds from Phone Box Live! were donated to the mental health charity Mind.[1]
Taylor was diagnosed with bipolar schizoaffective disorder at the age of 15.[1] He turned his suicide attempt in 2008, in which he slipped into a drug-induced coma in the Komedia comedy club in Brighton, into an acclaimed show, No Straightjacket Required, at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[2] He performed the show again at the Fringe in 2010, alongside his new show, Joy.[3]
Taylor participated in “Warning: May Contain Nuts“, a project launched by John Hegley to use comedy to increase awareness of mental illness.[4] He performed an abridged version of No Straightjacket Required, which The Independent described as “his remarkable true story about struggling with mental illness and his suicide attempt manages to be both unflinchingly candid yet consistently entertaining.”[5]

Taylor died on 18 November 2010 at the age of 32 after taking an overdose of drugs.[2] His funeral took place on December 8 at St Michael. All Angels church in Pirbright, near Woking, Surrey.[6]

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Isabelle Caro French model died from Anorexia nervosa she was 28

Isabelle Caro was a French model from Marseille, France, who became well-known after appearing in a controversial ad campaign “No Anorexia” which showed Caro with vertebrae and facial bones showing under her skin in a picture by photographer Oliviero Toscani died from Anorexia nervosa she was 28.  [1][2] She was the 3rd cousin of poker author Mike Caro.

(12 September 1982 – 17 November 2010)

 Biography

Caro suffered from severe anorexia nervosa from the age of 13.[3] Her anorexia was caused by what she called a “troubled childhood”. When she appeared on CBS‘s The Insider, it was revealed that at the worst of her eating disorder, she weighed only 25 kilograms (55 lb; 3 st 13 lb) at a height of 1.65 metres (5 ft 5 in); her most recent weight was 33 kilograms (73 lb; 5 st 3 lb).
She appeared on Channel 4‘s Supersize vs Superskinny which aired on 11 March 2008, in which she spoke to journalist Anna Richardson about her anorexia.
Caro was hospitalized for the first time when she was 20. At her worst, in 2006, she slipped into a coma, weighing just 25 kilograms (55 lb; 3 st 13 lb). The doctor said she would not survive the coma but she did.
Caro was also interviewed in the second episode of the TV documentary series, The Price of Beauty, in which Jessica Simpson and her two best friends, Ken Pavés and CaCee Cobb, traveled the world to explore the meaning of true beauty. Simpson investigated the problem of how some female fashion models have become obsessed with being skinny. Caro talked about how she became anorexic and warned other girls about the affliction. Simpson was moved to say “What you are doing right now makes you more beautiful and I hope women all over the world hear about the story and it is important to know that how skinny you are does not make you beautiful.” It aired on 22 March 22 2010 in the USA and on 21 August in Japan.

Death

Caro died on 17 November 2010 in France, after spending about two weeks in hospital with acute respiratory disease. The cause of her death is unknown. Ms Caro’s acting instructor, Daniele Dubreuil-Prevot, told the Associated Press news agency that Ms Caro had died “after returning to France” from a job in Tokyo.[4] Her family only reported Caro’s death to the media a month afterward, on 29 December 2010.[5]

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