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Ono Accused Of Asking Driver To Perform "Immoral And Illegal" Acts

LATEST: YOKO ONO's former driver has accused JOHN LENNON's widow of trying to force him to perform "immoral and illegal" acts. KORAL KARSAN, 50, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny...

Fbi Releases Lennon Surveillance Documents

The final pages of US government documents detailing JOHN LENNON's left-wing activities in the early 1970s have been released following a 25 year legal battle. Historian JON WIENER first asked for the Federal Bureau Of...

Secret Ono Photos Discovered At Driver's Home

LATEST: Hundreds of detailed photographs of YOKO ONO's home have been found in the house of accused former aide KORAL KARSAN. The snaps of Ono's New York City apartment and her art collection were found...

Ono's Ex-driver Indicted

LATEST: YOKO ONO's former driver was indicted yesterday (19DEC06) on a charge of first-degree attempted grand larceny and refused bail after being deemed a potential flight risk. KORAL KARSON, 50, pleaded not guilty to the...

Lennon Snubs Premiere

JULIAN LENNON refused to attend the premiere of his new documentary-style film - because of society's obsession with celebrity. Lennon, the 43-year-old son of late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON, stunned audiences expecting to see him...

Ono's Chauffeur: 'I Was Sexually Harassed'

LATEST: The driver accused of attempting to extort $2 million (GBP1.02 million) from his employer YOKO ONO insists the Japanese singer/artist is simply trying to prevent him from suing her for sexual harassment. Turkish-born KORAL...

Yoko Ono 'Blackmailed'

Yoko Ono's driver has been arrested after claims that he attempted to blackmail the artist and threatened to kill her.Koral Karson is said to have told Ono that he had photographs of her and tapes...

By on 14 December 2006

Yoko's Driver Arrested For 'Blackmail'

YOKO ONO's chauffeur has been arrested, accused of blackmailing and threatening the widow of former Beatle JOHN LENNON.Koral Karsan, 50, from New York, had been ONO's driver for six years, driving her on an almost...

By on 14 December 2006

Police Uncover Plot To Extort Millions From Yoko Ono

YOKO ONO has been rescued from an extortion plot planned by her driver. Investigators claim the singer and artist was the target of KORAL KARSON, who would bug her car in an effort to tape...

Peter Boyle Dies

Emmy Award-winning actor PETER BOYLE died at the New York Presbyterian Hospital last night (12DEC06). He was 71. Boyle, best known in recent years for playing FRANK BARONE in EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, had been suffering...

Arctics Go Cold Over Global Warming

Musicians have long been voicing their opinions on world events; once upon a time it was a plimsoll-wearing long-haired hippy called JOHN LENNON trying to save the world by lying in a bed.But today's struggles...

By on 11 December 2006

Lennon Legend Lives On In New Film

Some 26 years after the death of music legend JOHN LENNON, the former BEATLE's controversial political opinions  most of which seemed to rub particularly badly with the US government at the time  are...

By on 07 December 2006

Gallagher Spooked By Lennon Ghost

OASIS star LIAM GALLAGHER wasn't always a fan of JOHN LENNON - the late BEATLE icon once haunted the WONDERWALL singer. The rock wildman is adamant he was haunted by a presence one night- and...

Abts The First Woman Turner Winner

Artist TOMMA ABTS is celebrating after becoming the first woman painter to win the coveted Turner Prize in its 22 year history. The German-born artist was presented with the GBP25,000 ($49,000) cheque by JOHN LENNON's...

Beatles Lyrics Fetch $192,000

LATEST: A page of handwritten lyrics for THE BEATLES song MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER was yesterday (04DEC06) sold at auction in New York for $192,000 (GBP98,460). The words, penned by SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, were sold to...

Ono Reconciles With Lennon Mistress

JOHN LENNON's former mistress MAY PANG and widow YOKO ONO have finally made peace after an impromptu reunion in Iceland. Pang, who had an 18-month affair with the former BEATLE during her time as his...

Fascinating Fact 2545

GARBAGE star SHIRLEY MANSON is working on her first solo album with SMASHING PUMPKINS star BILLY CORGAN and JACK WHITE, but plans to release a cover of a JOHN LENNON track as her first single....

Harrison's Guitar Sold For Six-figure Sum

A guitar played by the late BEATLE GEORGE HARRISON was auctioned for $226,000 (GBP115,000) last night (30NOV06). Other items of Beatles memorabilia sold at the Cooper Owens Music Legends auction at London's Air Studios included...

Mccartney's Ono Money Grudge

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is still seething after taking JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO's advice - because it cost him millions of pounds. The music legend was keen to buy back the copyright of the original...

Fascinating Fact 2531

An old grey shirt once belonging to late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON is expected to fetch over GBP6,000 ($12,000) when it goes under the hammer at a London auction house this afternoon (30NOV06)....

Townshend's Girl Threatens Rude Fans With Sex Before A Show

Rocker PETE TOWNSHEND's girlfriend RACHEL FULLER has a way of hitting back at THE WHO fans who dislike her - she threatens to have sex with the guitarist just before a show, and rob him...

Ono Calls For Day Of Healing

JOHN LENNON's widow YOKO ONO is calling for the upcoming anniversary of the late BEATLE's death to become a day of worldwide healing. Ono took out a full-page advertisement in yesterday's (26NOV06) edition of The...

Lennon Piano Marks Anniversary Of Jfk Assassination

A piano once owned by JOHN LENNON was put on display at the famous "grassy knoll" in Dallas, Texas yesterday (22NOV06) to mark the 43rd anniversary of former President JOHN F KENNEDY's assassination. The instrument...

Killers Create Festive Track

Rockers THE KILLERS have been inspired by pop legend GEORGE MICHAEL to try for a Christmas number one. The MR BRIGHTSIDE hitmakers are huge fans of WHAM! classic LAST CHRISTMAS and headed back to the...

Gallery Where Lennon Met Ono Recreated In London

The 1960s art space where JOHN LENNON first met YOKO ONO was revived yesterday (20NOV06) with the unveiling of a new exhibition at London gallery Riflemaker. Mayfair conceptual art space Indica was financially backed by...

Beatles Memorabilia To Go On Sale

A guitar owned by GEORGE HARRISON valued at $180,000 (GBP100,000) and a psychedelic coat made-to-measure for JOHN LENNON are to go on sale on 30 November at an auction of BEATLES memorabilia. Harrison played the...

Lennon's Wives Disagree Over New Beatles Album

JOHN LENNON's first wife CYNTHIA has hit out at YOKO ONO for not allowing his son JULIAN to contribute to a new album of reworked THE BEATLES songs. Cynthia, who was married to the late...

Martin Confident Of Beatles Chart Success

LATEST: Legendary British producer SIR GEORGE MARTIN is confident the new BEATLES album will outsell OASIS' greatest hits compilation when both albums go head-to-head tomorrow (20NOV06). Martin, who was the Fab Four's original producer, believes...

Fascinating Fact 2431

Kazakhstan is paying tribute to THE BEATLES by unveiling life-size statues of the Fab Four outside a concert venue on 9 December (06) - one day after the 26th anniversary of JOHN LENNON's death.

Lennon's Secret Psychedelic Island

The late JOHN LENNON's plans for a reclusive life on a small island in Ireland were ruined when fans of the legendary BEATLE discovered its location. The NORWEGIAN WOOD hitmaker snapped up the hideaway on...

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