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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

22-Dec-2014 · Can Daddy sue Santa Claus for kissing Mommy? ... If you ask, Google will always be listening ... Wal-Mart kicks out Christmas caroling kids ... Muhammad Ali is hospitalized with pneumonia ... Second inquiry again casts doubt on the FBI's assertion that biologist Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks ... Vin Scully's 1988 World Series ring is found at Costco ... All Blake Shelton cares about is country music ... Attorney for Sony says The Interview will be released, somehow, some way, someday … President Obama and Republican leaders disagree about whether the hack attack on Sony is an act of war … North Korea says it has "clear evidence that the US administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest reactionary movie" ... US Federal Communications Commission seems to have lost hundreds of thousands of citizens' comments on net neutrality ... Tom Brokaw says that his blood cancer is in remission ... New York City cops are angry at Mayor Bill de Blasio because two cops were shot dead in Brooklyn, but who's really to blame? ... Hackers threaten to release Iggy Azalea Sex tape snapshots ... Unilever drops its mayonnaise lawsuit ... 2012 cinema killer is not a monster, his parents say ... "Bud & Breakfast" in Colorado offers "4:20 happy hour" ... Could this salt-tolerant potato be the beginnings of a saltwater agricultural revolution? ... US Congress again buys Abrams tanks the Army doesn't want ... Can you imagine moving to Los Angeles for health reasons? ...

21-Dec-2014 · Only one-third of claims made on Dr Oz can be backed by medical evidence, study says ... Hacked Sony emails show serious interest in having Idris Elba play James Bond … Evan Goldberg, co-director of The Interview, wonders if the hack was an inside job … Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus calls on theaters to screen the movie … North Korea still says they're not behind the Sony hack ... Three minutes of Dr Zachary Smith screaming on Lost in Space ... Human experimentation was a core feature of the US Central Intelligence Agency's torture program ... Bill Cosby's lawyer slams CNN for giving air time to his accusers ... Craig Ferguson is not retiring ... President Obama says the proposed Keystone pipeline would "not even have a nominal benefit" to consumers ... Four more prisoners are released from Guantanamo Bay ...

20-Dec-2014 · US Centers for Disease Control says to put down those store-bought caramel apples ... Justin Bieber loses 3.5-million "followers" after Instagram purges spam and bots ... Radio wingnut Glenn Beck has an extra wingnutty day ... Stephen Collins says he's not really a pedophile ... President Obama says Sony "made a mistake" in cancelling a movie over terrorist threats … Sony CEO Michael Lynton says President Obama doesn't understand the movie business … George Clooney says we all have "a responsibility to stand up against this" … George R. R. Martin offers to screen The Interview at the movie theater he owns … Hackers say they'll forgive and forget Sony, so long as the studio never releases its movie mocking North Korean President Kim Jong Un … North Korea says again that it wasn't behind the Sony hack and terrorism, and threatens "grave consequences" if the USA doesn't quit blaming them ... US National Labor Relations Board says McDonald's illegally retaliated against workers who participated in protests over working conditions and pay ... Penn State's infamous molesting coach Jerry Sandusky loses his pension ... Prosecutor in controversial Ferguson, MO cop killing knew witnesses were lying to grand jury ... Michael Phelps pleads guilty to drunk driving ... Nutball Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio says he'll end the workplace immigration raids that he's being sued over ... Eight kids found dead in suburban Australia home ...

19-Dec-2014 · Rosie O'Donnell is a white lady telling Whoopi Goldberg what is racist, which Whoopi says is fine ... Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization ... Stephen Colbert signs off from The Colbert Report ... Blackwater lobbyist will manage the US House Intelligence Committee ... In the wake of Sony's cancellation of a movie mocking wingnut North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, now Paramount won't allow screenings of Team America, which mocked now-dead wingnut North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il … US Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) says he'll screen The Interview as a fundraiser ... J.K. Rowling says there were gay & Jewish students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but we never knew ... Martha Stewart makes Downton Abbey's estate into a gingerbread mansion ... Sarah Silverman scores a pilot at HBO ... How The Simpsons has influenced the English language ... Snickers are yummy, sure, but would you trust a candy bar to cut your hair? ... Carrie Underwood won't go into hiding because she's pregnant ... Scouting the ruins of Jay Gould's indoor pool ... Neil Gaiman wants Tom Hiddleston to play Sandman ... Opposition grows against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to ban carriage horses ... Bob Hope planted the seeds of modern comedy ... Michigan cops allegedly find a Breaking Bad-style motorhome meth lab ... Amazon tests one-hour delivery ... School of Rock, with songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is coming to Broadway ... California marijuana farmer is sued for allegedly breaking environmental, fish and game and zoning regulations ... Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Dallas Mavericks ...

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, the US says North Korea was 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 ... US Justice Department secretly helped kill Freedom of Information Act transparency reform that was based on its own public policy ... It's taken a while, but former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has decided she's against torture ... 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 Interview … Sony will let frightened theater-owners cancel engagements for The Interview … New 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 movie … 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 torture … Torture 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 secrets … Brad 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 ...


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