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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

18-Dec-2014 · Corruption in soccer's governing body goes on, as chief investigator into FIFA's misconduct resigns in protest ... Sony lets the terrorists win — movie mocking North Korean President Kim Jong Un won't be released in theaters … Surprising no-one, yeah, it's North Korea that's behind the Sony hacks … Jay Thomas says that if North Koreans killed James Franco and Seth Rogen, it would be "a great end to their careers" … Different studio cancels plans for a Steve Carell thriller set in North Korea … And in non-hack news, Sony challenges Google Glass with clip-on smart glasses ... Stephen Collins sure is sorry about molesting those young girls ... Obama administration announces that USA will establish diplomatic relations with Cuba ... Drew Barrymore doesn't want to be a lifestyle brand ... Colombia's FARC rebels declare a cease-fire ... Sanctions over Ukraine invasion are crippling Russia's economy ... Researchers try using quantum physics to bolster security for credit cards and ID cards ... Mythbusters investigates The Simpsons ... President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama speak out about some of the racism they've endured ... Creed frontman Scott Stapp alleges that the heart of ISIS is in his own family ... Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) announces a state-wide ban on fracking ... Before starting his new job at Youngstown State University, coach Bo Pelini offers sexist insults for Nebraska's athletic director ... It's taken a while, but former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has decided she's against torture ... US Justice Department secretly helped kill Freedom of Information Act transparency reform that was based on its own public policy ... Hollywood's "franchise" thinking has made cinema kind of craptastic ... Banks sue K-Mart over data breach ...

17-Dec-2014 · Mom calls C-SPAN to scold her pundit sons for arguing ... Disney wants to make another lousy Indiana Jones sequel ... Making Wham!'s "Last Christmas" eight times as long yields a minor ambient masterpiece ... US Congress ends ban on medical marijuana ... Sony hackers turn to terrorism with threat to theaters showing The InterviewSony will let frightened theater-owners cancel engagements for The InterviewNew York Daily News blasts Howard Stern for saying Sony hack is "no different than a 9/11-type attack" … James Franco and Seth Rogen cancel TV interviews promoting The Interview … Human rights activists plan to bomb North Korea with DVDs of The Interview … Former employees sue Sony over ginormous hack ... US Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) says Senate will approve Keystone pipeline ... New York Yankees plan to convert steroid-dripping superstar Alex Rodriguez into a designated hitter ... Form letters from "shadowy" anti-net neutrality group comprised 56.5% of comments to US Federal Communications Commission ... California cop who had several pounds of marijuana in his home won't be prosecuted ... Bill Cosby's daughter defends her father, wants "false accusers" prosecuted … Child molestation case against Cosby won't come to court, as it's past the statute of limitations ... Chris Pratt sings "5,000 Candles in the Wind" at Parks and Recreation's final wrap party ... Why isn't the media interviewing torture victims? ... Roman Polanski wants 37-year-old statutory rape charges dropped ... Coca-Cola will end its annoying product-placement deal with American Idol ... US Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is sued for alleged sexual harassment ... Sharon Osbourne's tooth falls out on live TV ... Instead of (or in addition to) continuing J. J. Abrams' big-screen Star Trek, it's time to reboot Star Trek on television ... After Ohio cops killed a man inside a Wal-Mart, they tried to force his girlfriend to say something that would justify the killing ... American Apparel fires founder and lech Dov Charney ... Youngstown State University hires Bo Pelini as football coach ...

16-Dec-2014 · Amazon glitch offers mattresses, batteries, games, and clothing for a penny or two ... Bill Cosby's wife stands by her man … Latest alleged victim of Cosby says her sexual assault happened in 2008 — and that's within the statute of limitations ... Skype demonstrates real-time speech translation ... Macedonia helped the US Central Intelligence Agency kidnap and torture a German they mistook for a terrorist … Poll shows most Americans approve of tortureTorture is highly effective, on television … Facts of torture seem to debunk former US Vice President Dick Cheney … Architect of torture John Yoo says maybe the CIA went a little too far ... Key witness backing cop's version of events in Ferguson, MO made racist remarks, offered "fabrication" of facts in previous case … Cleveland Browns won't apologize for player's anti-police brutality shirt … Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to sing against police brutality ... Taliban storms Pakistani school, kills an awful lot of kids ... Native American marijuana sales could make getting stoned a lot easier … Could Washington DC get around the US Congressional roadblock of its marijuana legalization? ... Microsoft and other industry giants fight search warrants issued in American courts that demand data from computers outside the U.S.A. ... Families of victims from 2012 Connecticut school killer file lawsuit against gun-makers ... No, a high school kid in New York City didn't make $72-million trading stocks on his lunch break ... Randy Quaid sues the US State Department, says his passport has been revoked ... US Secret Service is investigating Creed frontman Scott Stapp over alleged threat to President Obama ... UK Prime Minister David Cameron asks Google and Yahoo! to be "good citizens" and report users who search for "terrorist" subject matter ... Sony hackers threaten to release a huge "Christmas gift" of studio secretsBrad Pitt and Seth Rogen lead backlash against media over Sony hacks … Is the Sony hack an act of war? ... Nut with a gun kills six in Pennsylvania ... NFL Players union sues the league over the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ... Eddie Redmayne's Christmas ham horror ... Over 700,000,000 people are taking steps to avoid US National Security Agency surveillance ... Netflix announces Wet Hot American Summer sequel mini-series ... Is Gone with the Wind America's strangest film? ... Thierry Henry announces his retirement from soccer ...

15-Dec-2014 · J. Crew hires a 4-year-old kid as a "fashion designer" ... Can Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sue Santa Claus for discrimination? ... Spanish Parliament passes legislation banning protests that aren't officially "authorized" ... Buffy the Vampire Slayer is digitally remastered by 20th Century Fox, but they've done quite a cr*ppy job and Joss Whedon thinks it's a dumb idea ... Sony demands that media not review, copy, disseminate, publish, upload, download or make any use of data and emails that have been hacked and released, and the hackers claim they'll honor requests from any studio employees who ask that their emails not be published … Hackers stole a draft of the script for the next James Bond movie, and pledge to continue making life hell for Sony ... Combination of cardboard, Velcro strips, magnets and plastic lenses is Google's first serious entry into the brave new world of virtual reality ... US Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) explains that Eli and Peyton Manning only sexually assault their wives ... Chicago White Sox sign steroid-addled baseball star Melky Cabrera ... Court rejects bid to delay Tracy Morgan's lawsuit against Wal-Mart ... Americans are 40% poorer than before the 2008 economic crisis ... Bill Cosby asks black media to maintain an "open mind" about the ongoing rape and sexual abuse allegations ... Former US Vice President Dick Cheney says he has "no problem" with the torture of innocent people ... TLC is launching a late night sex talk show co-hosted by Margaret Cho ... Jesus Christ appears on a tortilla in Austin, TX ... Netflix's $90-million Marco Polo mini-series is "something so average that a basic cable channel could have duplicated it without all the foreign travel for about $84-million less" ... 1900s posters warned against the horrors of women's rights ... Who owns Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin? ... US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was told to stay quiet, but she didn't — and it's paying off ... Emails from Comcast trick customers into ordering new modems for $160, plus $8 monthly fees ... CBS doesn't have enough crime-solving dramas, so they're considering another spin-off of Criminal Minds ... Charles Bukowski loathed potheads: "I like drunkards, man" ...

14-Dec-2014 · Police kill escaped cow after wild chase through Pocatello, ID ... Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he'll sue the NFL, now that his suspension has been upheld ... US Vice President Joe Biden says he beat up a guy in a doughnut shop once ... Rick Ross has lost 100 pounds over the past year or so ... Pope Francis won't meet with the Dalai Lama, "for obvious reasons concerning the delicate situation" with China ... Angelina Jolie has chicken pox ... Dave Chappelle says he was choked by police on a movie set in New Orleans ... MasterCard and Visa are sued for blocking donations to Wikileaks ... Nancy Grace apologizes to Ben Affleck's penis ... Brits protest United Kingdom's new porn regulations ...

13-Dec-2014 · Creed frontman Scott Stapp allegedly threatens to kill President Obama ... Edward Herrmann sues accounting firm, alleging mismanagement of funds ... How Peter Jackson ruined The Hobbit ... Latest leak from Sony hack: Billionaire Mark Cuban felt insulted by $30,000 per episode offer from Shark Tank ... It's the 15th anniversary of Buffy's groundbreaking silent episode ... US Central Intelligence Agency agents were making up torture techniques on the job … Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the US Constitution is silent on torture ... President Obama says he spends his mornings watching ESPN ... Time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams is discovered in Boston ... Major League Baseball is sued for alleged discrimination ...

12-Dec-2014 · Obama administration will allow Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana ... Net has become "less free and more unequal," says web inventor Tim Berners-Lee ... Supermodel Beverly Johnson says she was drugged by Bill Cosby at an audition for The Cosby Show ... Court orders Bank of America to pay family $1-million for five years of robocalls ... Defense of torture program offered by former US Vice President Dick Cheney seems to be factually full of cr*p ... Electronic Arts admits that gobbling up talented studios and then ruining them isn't working out so well ... Los Angeles Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to San Deigo Padres ... Blair Underwood joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... Be careful what's in your work email — Sony edition ... A 20-minute chat with a gay person made people much more supportive of same-sex marriage ... Koch brothers group sues California Attorney General Kamala Harris to keep donors' names secret ... Australian man has 23 Simpsons characters tattooed on his back ... Victim of beating says he's fine with a pardon for Mark Wahlberg ... BBC plans to build a theme park around its hit shows ... Seth Rogen thanks embattled Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal for having the balls to make The Interview ...

11-Dec-2014 · Whoopi Goldberg farts on TV ... Half of Americans don't want their children playing football ... Google News will be shuttered in Spain, in response to a new law allowing publishers to charge search engines for showing snippets from their publications ... Max Baer, Jr — Jethro, from The Beverly Hillbillies — sues CBS for allowing a Jethro's BBQ restaurant ... Washington DC activists urge US Congress not to overturn a local referendum that legalizes marijuana ... Magic Johnson wants the Los Angeles Lakers to lose every game for the remainder of the season, so they can score a top draft pick ... Seth Rogen accused Sony of trying to "make North Koreans happy" in hacked emails … Angelina Jolie is described as a "minimally talented spoiled brat" in hacked emails ... Parks and Trek imagines Pawnee, IN transported to the starship Enterprise ... Why are big-box stores pricing Barbie dolls differently by race? ... United Nations official calls for prosecution of Bush-Cheney officials who authorized torture, but there's no chance of that … US Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who was tortured in Vietnam, is against it … Meet the psychologists who were paid $180-million to help the CIA tortureUS Rep. Pete King (R-New York) thinks the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" wasn't really torture … Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski says he knew about the CIA's prison on Polish soil, but didn't know it was used for tortureUS Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says "Torture is wrong, unambiguously, period, the end," but it should've been kept secret ... Rich Russian guy who bought James Watson's Nobel Prize for $4.7-million says he'll return it to him ... Music from Kroll Show is now available at iTunes ... Now that you mention it, yes, Jonathan Frakes would love to direct the next Star Trek sequel ... Avril Lavigne asks fans for prayers as she reveals "health issues" ... David Letterman says he's outta here at The Late Show after May 20, 2015, but Stephen Colbert won't step up until August or September ... Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is released from hospital ... Detroit is on its way out of bankruptcy ... Alleged rape victim files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby ... Barbara Walters has retired, but she won't stay away from The View ... Lawsuit over Andy Warhol's portrait of Elizabeth Taylor ...

10-Dec-2014 · Kanye West gift-rapped his new album for Seth Rogen ... US Supreme Court says it's AOK that workers at Amazon are forced to wait in line, off the clock, for post-shift security screenings ... Actually, no, Charles Manson didn't audition for The Monkees ... US Congress will try to hobble legalization of marijuana in Washington DC ... Scientists create a cyborg skin which can feel pressure, temperature, and humidity ... US Senate report on Central Intelligence Agency's torture program concludes that its tactics were ineffective, and — surprise! — went beyond what was previously acknowledged, and — surprising no-one — further establishes that former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden lied under oath over and over and over again about horrific details of the torture program … And former US Vice President Dick Cheney, who says he hasn't read the report, still says American torture was "absolutely, totally justified" ... Douglas Trumbull, master of science-fiction visuals for the movies, wants to completely blow your mind at the cinema ... Restaurant probably should not overcharge this professor from Harvard University by $4 ... Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffers back injury in car crash ... Republican billionaires propose coordinated funding for 2016 Presidential election to avoid pitting big-money backers against one another in costly primary battles ... Major League Baseball comes to the rescue as HBO finds ramping up for streaming is too difficult ... Seems unlikely, but Chevy Chase says he'll have a cameo on an upcoming episode of Community ... Soccer superstar Pelé is discharged from hospital ... The Sony hacks are gol durn terrifying ... National Hockey League all-but-officially announces expansion to Las Vegas ... Radio wingnut Glenn Beck is quite upset over last week's episode of Family Guy ... Floyd Mayweather, Jr. wins lawsuit against promoter ... Jay Leno gives Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show a good review ...

9-Dec-2014 · Woman injured by T.G.I. Friday's mistletoe drone ... Sean "P. Diddy" "Puff Daddy" "Swag" Combs punches Drake ... North Korea denies it was behind the Sony hack, but is super pleased about it … Hackers demand that Sony cancel plans to release upcoming movie that pokes fun at wingnut North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un ... Parents of children with epilepsy are increasingly turning to marijuana ... Former US President George W. Bush says former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice explained to him why black people have been upset lately ... Netflix plans to become "the largest producer of original content in the world" ... Los Angeles cops want to talk with Bill Cosby about rape allegations ... USA sues Deutsche Bank for alleged tax fraud ... Reggie Bush wears "I can't breathe" shirt in practice ... Regulators estimate that consumers will suffer up to $5-billion in "lost pleasure" as new US Food and Drug Administration calorie-count rules take effect ... SyFy — the channel that brought you Sharknado — plans a TV series about Superman's grandfather on Krypton ... Some documents were withheld from the grand jury in Ferguson, MO ... Six dead in Maryland crash of private jet ... Indicted US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-New York) hires FBI pals as his attorneys ... Johnny Marr cancels the rest of his tour due to family illness ... Colorado approves marijuana credit union ... Carrie Underwood says God handled her pregnancy ... George Lucas says he hasn't watched the mega-hyped preview of the next Star Wars sequel ... John Wall dedicates Washington Wizards win to dead 6-year-old friend ... An odd, iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter ... McDonald's insists that Chicken McNuggets are made of chicken ... Ginormous apartment fire in Los Angeles is being investigated as a possible arson ... Bill Gates shares his favorite books of 2014 ... Jean-Luc Picard sings "Make It So, Make It So, Make It So" ... 1963 Batmobile sells for $137-thousand ... Tom Brady uses naughty language ... The James Bond brand is stronger than ever ...


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