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French President François Hollande boycotting Sochi, Pope Francis fights back against Marxist charges, has Elvis been reincarnated in the body of a sixteen year old French Canadian?

The great Peter O’Toole has passed away at the age of 81. An eight time Oscar nominee with a career that spanned over 50 years, O’Toole is perhaps best known for Lawrence of Arabia, but continued to churn out movies until his retirement in 2012.

French President François Hollande will not be attending the Sochi Games, nor will any high ranking French government officials. He did attend the London Games. No reason was given, but given his politics the human rights issues in Russia are the most likely cause. The United States is yet to announce their official delegation. Denying Russia the pomp of world leaders is starting to feel like a very nice protest. Hit them in their ego.

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