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Journalist Remembers the Day John Glenn’s Car Broke Down

Every Tuesday, veteran journalist and aspiring novelist Katharine Blossom Lowrie chronicles the offbeat side of Redondo Beach and environs for her local Patch site, under the column heading “Blossom Chronicles.” Today, her focus is 78-year-old retired fellow reporter Mary Ann Keating.

It’s a fun read, starting out with the recollection of how Jack Benny held Keating’s hand during an interview and moving on to some early 1960s Colorado Springs Gazette reminiscences involving Walt Disney and John Glenn (pictured):

“One Saturday afternoon, I got a call from a mechanic at one of the garages, and he was whispering, ‘John Glenn’s here! John Glenn’s here!’” she recalled.

It turned out Glenn’s car had broken down, said Keating, who had worked to develop sources all over town. “Here he had gone around the globe, but he got to Colorado Springs and his car broke down.”

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HollywoodLife.com Makes Up Justin Bieber Story*

It apparently wasn’t enough for HollywoodLife.com to pass on a bogus MSN.com story yesterday about Justin Bieber spending lots of time at the Playboy Mansion (and get called on it about five hours later). Today, the Penske Media outlet plows forward with EXCLUSIVE details about some of the reasons why this 17-year-old loves to hang in Holmby Hills.

But according to GossipCop.com, this slant is about as real as most Playmate bosoms. The celebrity media watchdog restates today that a rep for the singer confirmed Bieber has never been to the Playboy Mansion.

The only thing funnier than the fact that there are two bylined reporters (Russ Weakland, William Earl) for the December 20 HollywoodLife.com item is this part of the quote from an anonymous source: “Also, when he [Bieber] is there, it’s one of the few times that he really feels like a celebrity, so it is a major ego-booster.”

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