The Hells Angels motorcycle gang once tried to assassinate Mick Jagger, a new BBC documentary asserts. The incident occurred in 1969, after Jagger dropped the gang from the Rolling Stones’ security detail in the wake of a fan’s death at the band’s infamous Altamont Speedway concert. According to the BBC, some Hells Angels bent on killing Jagger tried to reach him by boat while he was staying at his Long Island, N.Y., vacation home. But the gang’s boat was hit by a storm and all the men were thrown overboard. The BBC attributes the information to a former FBI agent.
Luciano Pavarotti was $24 million in debt when he died last year at age 71, according to court papers filed in an estate battle between the singer’s second wife and his children from his first marriage. Pavarotti was overdrawn at two banks and had a hefty mortgage. But he also had assets of $11 million and owned 18 costumes that he’d worn during performances, which could be auctioned for a fortune.
Former tennis star Boris Becker has taken up professional poker. “I have already been playing intensively since last year,” said Becker, 40, who won Wimbledon three times before retiring in 1999. He recently signed a sponsorship contract with an Internet poker company and hopes to play at the premier European poker competition in Monte Carlo next month.
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French actress Marion Cotillard, who won this year’s Best Actress Oscar, counts herself among those who don’t believe the official story about 9/11. “I think we’re lied to about a lot of things,” Cotillard said in a year-old interview that surfaced this week. “I tend to believe in conspiracy theory.” In the same interview, Cotillard also asks, “Did man really walk on the moon? Me, I’ve seen a fair few documentaries on the subject. That, really, I question.”
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