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The NNDB Mapper is a visual tool for exploring the connections between people in NNDB, linking them together through family relations, corporate boards, movies and TV, political alliances, and shadowy conspiracy groups. Maps can be saved and shared for others to explore.

As of this writing, the major demographic breakdown in NNDB is 23462 living, 13553 dead, 30136 male and 6877 female.

Recent Deaths: 2011 · 2012 · 2013 · 2014

What is NNDB?

NNDB is an intelligence aggregator that tracks the activities of people we have determined to be noteworthy, both living and dead. Superficially, it seems much like a "Who's Who" where a noted person's curriculum vitae is available (the usual information such as date of birth, a biography, and other essential facts.)

But it mostly exists to document the connections between people, many of which are not always obvious. A person's otherwise inexplicable behavior is often understood by examining the crowd that person has been associating with.

Most Recent Deaths: Obituaries

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And yes this is what passes for a gossip column in these parts

6-Mar-2015 · McDonald's offers indie bands diddly squat for performing at South by Southwest ... Harper Lee answers reporter's inquiry about her upcoming novel ... Unanswered questions about the security of the "homebrew" email service that Hillary Clinton used while she was US Secretary of State ... Harrison Ford is "battered but OK" after crashing his plane on a California golf course ... Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) has a pattern of "dropping bombshells" ... Court orders US military to refer to Wikileaks leaker Chelsea Manning as a she ... NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is to blame for Super Bowl seat fiasco ... Battle continues to rage between chicken farmer and employer Perdue Farms ... Variety says Tina Fey's new Netflix sit-com starts "particularly strong" and gets better ... Why isn't the US Health & Human Services Department penalizing more hospitals for failing to protect medical records? ... Lawsuit alleges that New Girl stole plotlines ... Awash in cash, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Florida) asks his Presidential campaign donors not to give more than $1-million — for now ... Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh talks about being legally blind and getting glasses, set to animation ... Google wants to help you shop for auto insurance ... Samantha Bee leaves The Daily Show for a "topical late night program" on basic cable ... Associated Press assigns more "robot journalists" to sports coverage ... Facebook explains when and why it peeps at your account ... Gov. Rick Scott (R-Florida) gives up on his program to drug-test welfare recipients ... Glen Campbell's kids fighting singer's wife for control of his affairs ... Parents of man killed by cop in Ferguson, MO will sue the city ... US Senate fails to override President Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline ... Bob Barker and Adam Sandler rekindle their fake feud from Happy Gilmore ... Former US Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge can find terrorists anywhere ... Delta jet skids off the runway at snowy airport in New York City ... Neil Patrick Harris says he won't host the Oscars again ... ISIS is bad, mmkay? ...

5-Mar-2015 · Oregon cop shoots and kills miniature horse that wouldn't follow orders ... McDonald's will make McNuggets from chickens raised without antibiotics ... Highlights from Kanye West's lecture at Oxford University ... Does NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden deserve the sweet plea bargain that former CIA Director David Petraeus got? ... After subpoena is issued, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she wants the public to see her mysterious emails … Clinton ran her own computer server out of her home ... National Transportation Safety Board may "re-investigate" the 1959 plane crash that killed The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens ... Sheriffs sue Colorado, claiming marijuana legalization creates a "crisis of conscience" ... Pharrell Williams is not happy about plagiarism claim ... Bruce Willis takes the James Caan role in Broadway adaptation of Misery ... US Supreme Court ponders whether to axe Obamacare on a technicality ... US Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) faces criticism for not applauding enthusiastically enough after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech ... Just how awful is The London Daily Mail? ... US Justice Department investigation into the Ferguson, MO Police Department shows grave violations of constitutional and civil rights ... Seth Rogen says the stench of pot probably didn't seep into the flooring at his office ... I got thisclose to David Bowie's coke spoon, but I didn't get to use it ... Homer Simpson apparently predicted the mass of the Higgs boson particle ... US Ambassador gets slash-attacked in Seoul, South Korea ...

4-Mar-2015 · Google plans to use solar-powered drones to provide internet access ... Australian rugby star signs with San Francisco 49ers ... Bank of America admits no wrongdoing but will pay $150,000 to settle deaf customer's discrimination claim ... Jimmy Kimmel stands up for common sense on vaccinations ... Alabama Supreme Court issues 134-page ruling that re-bans same-sex marriage ... Curt Schilling won't let his daughter be cyber-bullied ... There is no way that Hillary Clinton didn't know she was supposed to use a government email account while she was US Secretary of State … It's uncertain whether it was illegal for Clinton to eschew getting a government email account, but the Obama White House says it was a violation of administration policy … Colin Powell also used his personal email instead of a government account while he was Secretary of State ... Cameron Diaz wants you to eat a piece of cake, but just one ... US Justice Department finds that cops in Ferguson, MO don't like black people ... Wyoming ends ban on teaching the science of climate change ... Murders are up in New York City and top cop says marijuana is to blame … Police Chief of Washington DC: "All those marijuana arrests do is make people hate us" … Native American leaders meet to mull marijuana legalization ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not entirely crazy ... Russell Tovey says he's been branded "the worst gay ever" over "prancing" comments ... Commercial flights are hassled by Russian bombers ... Jared Leto gets a haircut ... Prisoners at Rikers Island rescue guard from rapist's attack ... Fanta forgets its Nazi past ... Rob Lowe and Fred Savage share a sit-com pilot ... Big bucks and several more years on TV for Judge Judy ... Former CIA Director David Petraeus will plead guilty to passing classified data to his lover ... Chileans flee volcano ... Charity sues Detroit Tigers over Ty Cobb's bat and letters ... NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden would like to return to America, if he can get a "fair and impartial trial" ... Some folks want Andrew Jackson off the twenty-dollar bill ... Scientists determine that the average human penis is five inches long ...

3-Mar-2015 · Would you take a vacation in North Korea? ... As US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used personal e-mail to conduct government business, and that's probably illegal ... Stephen Colbert reveals (and sings) his favorite hymns ... Some Massachusetts cemeteries have halted burials in the snowbound state ... Suge Knight tells court that he can't see or comprehend what's happening ... Google plans to launch its own wireless service ... Saturday Night Live is licensed for a Chinese remake ... Obamacare's survival hangs on four words at US Supreme Court … How many Americans will lose health coverage if the Supreme Court kills Obamacare tax credits? ... Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer reminisce about The Sound of Music … When it was first released, Sound of Music got middling-to-horrible reviews ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is basically Chicken Little ... Dean Cain and Helen Slater will visit CBS's Supergirl ... US Supreme Court decides it's AOK to use DNA swabbed from police interrogation rooms as evidence ... Canadians Spockify former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier on five-dollar bills ... New line of furniture from IKEA will charge your batteries, without wires ... Sit-com pilot casts Jane Lynch as an angel ... Lawsuit alleges that Monsanto's Roundup pesticide is to blame for butterfly die-off ... Mysterious Toronto bunker was built for "personal reasons," cops announce ... Jennifer Garner is tired of being a stay-at-home mom ... Study suggests climate change was a contributing factor in Syrian civil war ... Bill Gates tops Forbes list of the richest people in the world, again … And Michael Jordan is a billionaireWhy isn't Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Forbes list? ... Bill O'Reilly's report from 1982 includes none of the embellishments he's added since then … O'Reilly's documented history of stretching the truth to make himself look good goes back much farther than the past month or two ... Things you might not know about Arthur Conan Doyle ... Judge finds Nebraska's Same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional ... Sylvester Stallone breaks up a fight on the set of the next Rocky sequel ... Allen Ginsberg: "I've always been interested in drugs. Mainly for artistic purposes …" ... ISIS threatens Twitter employees over blocked accounts ... The New York Yankees are running out of un-retired uniform numbers ... Oracle sues staffers of former Gov. John Kitzhaber (D-Oregon) over failure of the state's insurance exchange ... Montel Williams defends his gig as pitchman for payday lender ... When CIA agents fall in love with each other, is that against company policy? ... 25 tons of pigeon poop cleaned from Medieval English monument ...

2-Mar-2015 · Project at Google seeks to rank websites based on the number and prominence of lies they spread ... US Supreme Court will decide whether anything can be done to stop gerrymandering of legislative districts ... Astronaut gives Vulcan salute to Leonard Nimoy from International Space Station … Location of Nimoy's funeral was kept secret, ruining Westboro Baptist Church's plans to protest ... Native American tribes converge in Washington to discuss marijuana legalization ... Michelle Rodriguez clarifies her remarks on race and Hollywood ... Harrison Ford is confirmed for Blade Runner sequel ... Maggie Smith says she's leaving Downton Abbey ... Lupita Nyong'o's dress from the Oscars is stolen, then returned ... How much should Virginia pay to women who were sterilized against their will? ... Widow of Stevie Wonder's attorney sues over allegedly unpaid royalty fees ... Kelly Clarkson wants to star in a Broadway revival of Funny Girl ... No, President Obama didn't threaten to shoot down Israeli planes ... Craig Ferguson has a sitcom pilot for ABC ... Artist says he hid a subliminal reference to Monica Lewinsky in an official portrait of US President Bill Clinton ... Bill O'Reilly lied about hearing suicide gunshot ... The awful truth about working at Planned Parenthood ... The Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Simon Kuznets sells for for $390,848 ... Some Republicans are a wee bit worried about the court case that could topple Obamacare … But US Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says Republicans have "a plan to create a bridge away from Obamacare" ... Google's plan for a new Googleplex could not be Googlier ... Luggage and collectables from Wes Anderson's movies ... Video shows Los Angeles cops killing an unarmed man ... Is the Cuban government plotting to corner America's cigar market? ... Why Denver backed out of hosting the 1976 Winter Olympics ... Byron Allen sues Comcast and Time Warner for allegedly pushing Rev. Al Sharpton and carrying only one black-owned channel ...

1-Mar-2015 · Massachusetts Institute of Technology exposed "feeble-minded" children to radioactivity ... Life sentence for man who made $5 from facilitating a marijuana sale ... Cleveland's response to lawsuit over dead 12-year-old says he caused his own death by playing with a realistic-looking toy gun ... Michelle Rodriguez says the movies shouldn't make white superheroes black ... Google reverses its decision to ban porny content from Blogger ... Richard Pryor's widow says Bill Cosby "f*cked everything that moved" ... Hunter S. Thompson's scathing voicemail to customer service ... US National Institutes of Health budgets $41.5-million for human placenta research ...

28-Feb-2015 · Drugs and prostitution are a surprisingly large chunk of Italy's economy ... New York City's first subway was built in less than two months, but only traveled one city block ... Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) is an unemployment rate denier ... What Netflix tells us about decision paralysis ... Johnny Depp joins Marilyn Manson on stage, again ... Brian Eno sees some benefits from singing ... Fifty Shades of Grey has made the New York Times more explicit ...

27-Feb-2015 · US Sen. James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) disproves climate change by throwing a snowball ... US Internal Revenue Service wants big bucks from Robert De Niro ... Judge says National Football League erred in disallowing an appeal of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's suspension for child abuse ... Marijuana is officially legal in Washington DC (for now) ... Banksy paints Gaza ... Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has been playing in this theater for twenty years, and it's not ending its run ... US Federal Communications Commission says net neutrality can continue, but challenges are expected … Verizon trolls the FCC's net neutrality vote with a blog post written in morse code ... Hackers take control of Lenovo website ... Emerging craters that could cause methane geysers are linked to climate change ... United Nations has two "credible accounts" of torture at US military facilities in Afghanistan in 2013 ... US Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) calls US Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) a "coward" ... Fifty Shades of Grey screening is evacuated after woman in the audience poops and barfs in the aisle ... Judge dismisses criminal case against Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner ... Macy's and nostalgia vendor go to court over dead brand names ... Anthem hackers got personal data on 78,000,000 customers and employees ... No charges (yet) against California truck driver in train wreck ... Google executive criticizes Apple for its high prices ... Colleges are recruiting LeBron James's 10-year-old son ... Another day, another apparent embellishment on the part of Fox News star Bill O'Reilly … Does O'Reilly have the New York Times running scared? … O'Reilly's former colleagues at Inside Edition dispute his recollections of the Los Angeles riots ... Seth MacFarlane gets sued over talking bottle-cap openers ... KFC tests edible coffee cups that probably taste better than their chicken ... How a Congressman's Downton Abbey office décor morphed into a DC spending scandal ... Demi Lovato is rushed to emergency room with difficulty breathing ... Vial of Winston Churchill's blood is up for auction ... "We have the Six-Million Dollar Man technology" — Three men get experimental bionic hands ...

26-Feb-2015 · Lawsuit claims Benefil dry dog food has killed thousands of dogs ... Lead detective in JonBenét Ramsey murder participates in Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A, then says he wasn't aware the session was open to the public ... Lady Gaga will star in next season's American Horror Story ... Republicans in US Congress threaten to jail Mayor of Washington DC over the capital city's plan to legalize marijuana ... Richard Dawkins says children should be protected from religion ... Terry Gilliam backs Kickstarter program to fund a friend's movie ... Big-spending US Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) lawyers up ... Billionaire Warren Buffett says he stays youthful by drinking at least five Cokes a day ... How Parks and Recreation came to be, as told by the people who were there ... Bill O'Reilly's claim to have seen nuns "shot in the back of the head" is contradicted by his own timeline … O'Reilly's troubles make an early Christmas for Patton Oswalt … But blowing the whistle on O'Reilly probably won't matter ... Magazine gave candidates for Mayor the "Replicant Quiz" from Blade Runner ... Physicist Stephen Hawking says space exploration is "life insurance" for the human race ... Revenge porn site operator demands Google take down "all unauthorized photos of me and other related information" ... Visit Birdman's New York City locations ... Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls needs knee surgery ... Scientists link rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide to an increase in thermal radiation striking Earth's surface … U.S. sea level north of New York City jumped by 128mm ... Auction house is accused of ripping off AIDS charity over funds from selling Elizabeth Taylor's memorabilia ... Net Neutrality moves forward as Republicans seem to back off on opposition ... Hungarian village for rent comes with horses, cows, and a bus stop ... Madonna topples off a British stage ... Radio Shack's name is also for sale ... Astronomers spot a quasar 12-billion times the size of the Sun ... YouTube still isn't a profitable business for Google ... Lindsay Lohan gets more probation, more community service ...

25-Feb-2015 · Producer of upcoming Power Rangers movie wants hilarious fan-made video starring James Van Der Beek taken down for copyright infringement ... President Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline, but it isn't dead yet ... Godzilla-themed hotel and cinema is planned for Tokyo ... President of Hobby Lobby plans $400-million Bible Museum in Washington DC ... ESPN suspends Keith Olbermann for being a jerk ... Reddit adopts common-sense policy forbiding publication of stolen nude photos ... Another victim of alleged sexual assault from Bill Cosby has come forward ... NTSB investigators say truck wasn't stalled on the tracks in California train wreck ... Netflix snags exclusive rights to Pee-wee Herman's upcoming movie ... Google bans porny bloggers from Blogger ... Bill O'Reilly threatens New York Times reporter investigating dubious combat claims ... Australian study finds that two out of three smokers will be killed by the habit ... Washington DC moves to circumvent attempt by US Congress to circumvent legalized marijuana ... Here's the Los Angeles amusement park that inspired Walt Disney to build Disneyland ... Keith Richards is not a second banana ... Noted douchebag Chris Brown is not allowed into Canada ... Officials are clueless about mysterious tunnel in Toronto ...


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