Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island in California in November of 1981. Over 35 years ago. Wood went missing from “The Splendour”, the family’s yacht. There were other passengers aboard The Splendour the night Wood went missing. The Captain, Dennis Davern, Robert Wagner, and Wood’s good friend and fellow actor, Christopher Walken. Wood was found floating in the water the next day wearing a red down jacket and a flannel nightgown. After a two week investigation, Wood’s death was ruled an accident. That was then, this is now.
CBS News (@CBSNews) reports, almost 37 years after the incident, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators are now telling “48 hours” that Woods’ then husband and actor Robert Wagner, is now a person of interest in Woods’ drowning death. Investigators want to speak with Wagner about the circumstances surrounding his then wife back in 1981.
“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now. I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be seen with Natalie before she disappeared.” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Corina said in an interview with Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours.
Natalie Wood: “Death In Dark Water” will air Saturday Feb. 3 at 10 pm on CBS. Here’s a little more about the Woods/Wagner story and her mysterious death from a 2011 CBS newscast when new evidence implicating Wagner was first uncovered.
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TMZ (@tmz) is reporting that former NBA player Rasul Butler and his wife, singer Leah Labelle, who appeared on a season of American Idol both were killed when the Range Rover the couple were driving in lost control and slammed into a wall.
TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) reports, Butler, 38, lost control of his Range Rover around 2am, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall. The car flipped. Officers believe the car was speeding before it lost control.
Butler, the former LaSalle University standout, had a 14-year run in the NBA that started when he was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002. Butler played for a number of NBA teams in his career including Charlotte Hornets, LA Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and the San Antonio Spurs. Butler also played in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league last season.
Leah Labelle was signed to Epic Records. She appeared on the 4th season of American Idol in 2004. Labelle was eliminated from American Idol, finishing in 12th place. Labelle went on to garner attention for herself on YouTube. Her videos were seen by others in the music industry, including Keri Hilson who hired Labelle to sing backup after hearing Labelle’s cover of Hilson’s song “Energy.” Labelle signed a joint deal with LA Reid and Epic Records in 2011. She released her first single “Sexify” in March of 2012.
“Release The Memo” has been the rallying cry for a majority of Republicans, Fox News Pundits, and many so called Conservatives over the past couple of weeks. The memo in question, is a memo reported to be drafted by staffers of Chairman Of The House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes (R) CA. Nunes and staffers reportedly found corrupt deeds and evidence of favoritism and the FBI along with evidence of a conspiracy to take down Donald Trump. The Nunes memo is not an official FBI document. The memo is a document drafted by Nunes’ staffers which accuse the FBI and other intel and law enforcement agencies of taking part in a cover up/conspiracy to keep Donald Trump out of the White House…..allegedly. I say allegedly because the memo has not been released to the public as of yet. The memo also allegedly says that the FBI’s investigation into Donald Trump and his campaign is illegal because of these facts. The memo has been what the pro-Trump faction has been using for their reason for wanting Robert Mueller fired, and somehow Hilary Clinton locked up. All of this, without anyone having read the memo yet….not even Devin Nunes himself, who admitted this much when tracked down by a reporter yesterday. If just the thought of a memo being out there causes this much commotion without it even have been read by anyone, can you imagine the effect the memo will have if it’s full of conspiracy theories and false accusations when people actually do have the opportunity to read it? Yeah, you can probably now see why the FBI is concerned with a conspiracy theory like this one being released to the public. Pro Trump people are using this memo as their version of The War Of The Worlds radio broadcast…..and no one has even read the memo yet, or has even stopped to take a second to realize that the memo is an opinion piece. An opinion piece drafted at the behest of a man who is likely under federal investigation by the same agency he is releasing conspiracy theories about.
NBC News (@nbcnews) reports, A memo by House Republicans about the Trump-Russia investigation is inaccurate and misleading, the FBI said in an un usual statement Wednesday, hours after President Donald Trump assured a lawmaker he planned to allow the document to become public.
“We have grave concerns about the material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” the FBI said.
The memo supposedly details how a FISA warrant that led to Trump associate Carter Page was obtained under illegal circumstances. Page has reportedly been under FBI surveillance for years. Going back to a shady deal with a Russian spy who was arrested for attempting to buy American secrets. The memo argues that the reason the FISA warrant on Page was requested was based on information contained in a dossier created by a British spy and intelligence agent who was collecting evidence about Donald Trump and him possibly being framed by Russia. A dossier that Republicans claimed was funded by Democrats, but had that theory quickly shot down. The dossier was actually originally funded by Republicans looking for dirt on Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican primaries. The same Republicans that are pro-Trump and claim to be Trump’s biggest supporters and friends today. Those are the people who were looking for dirt on Trump in 2016. The dossier was nicknamed the Steele dossier after the British spy that drafted it, Christopher Steele. Republicans have argued that the Steele dossier is full of false and inaccurate information, even though the Steele dossier has never been found to contain any lies. There have been things in the dossier that Republicans could not find any evidence of, but there has yet to be anything in the dossier that has been proven to be an outright lie. Even the pee-pee tapes.
Congressman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina (R) and Chairman Of The GOP oversight, took to Twitter this afternoon officially announce that he will not be seeking re-election. Instead, he will retire from Congress, and possibly head for a position in the Justice System.
Gowdy’s departure and announcement of a possible return to the Justice System could mean a number of things. No one really knows for certain. It’s not even clear if Gowdy knows why he’s leaving politics or what he will do after he leaves. That didn’t stop people from forming their own opinions though.
There are wide ranging opinions and theories floating around, but nobody really knows the reason for Gowdy’s sudden departure from politics except for him….maybe. It will be interesting to watch and see what all of these “retirements” from GOP members really mean though. I’m sure we will see what is really going on later in the year. Buckle up people. It’s looking like 2018 is going to be a wild ride.