Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rubio on Romney’s VP: ‘I’m curious to see who it’s going to be’

Marco Rubio (Jae C. Hong/AP) 

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has said for months that he's not going to answer questions related to vice presidential speculation, but he said Thursday that he's at least "curious" to find out who Mitt Romney picks.
During a Fox Business Network interview set to air Thursday night, Rubio, a possible contender for the job, told host Neil Cavuto that he has "no doubt" Romney will make a "great selection," and he's looking forward to hearing who the choice is.
"I've said repeatedly I'm not going to discuss the vice presidential selection process," Rubio said. "I'm not going to discuss it in any way. Mitt Romney has a long history of making good decisions in his personal life, in his business life, in his political life. So, I have no doubt he's going to make a great selection as his running mate. And I'm confident of that, and I'm curious to see who it's going to be, like everyone is."
Rubio has consistently downplayed the speculation about whether he's in the running. While speaking at an informal gathering on Capitol Hill last week, Rubio said he looks forward to the "years" he plans to spend in the Senate, pushing back on questions about whether he'll be tapped as Romney's number two.

Disco Queen Donna Summer Dead At Age 63

Donna Summer, whom millions of fans revered as "the Queen of Disco," has died at the age of 63 in Florida after a battle with cancer, the Associated Press confirmed with the singer's family Thursday morning.
The news comes as a surprise to those who were not aware that she was ill. The legendary superstar was publicly active as recently as last June, when she appeared as a guest panelist on Bravo's music reality show Platinum Hit.
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However, a report by TMZ, which initially broke the story, notes that those close to the singer--known for mega-hits including "Last Dance" and "Bad Girls"--revealed she had been trying to hide how sick she was. A source said that Summer did not seem to be in that bad of shape two weeks ago.
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She is survived by her adult daughters Mimi (by her first husband, actor Helmuth Sommer), Brooklyn and Amanda (by second husband Bruce Sudano).
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In addition to her status as a pioneer in the dance music genre, Summer was a five-time Grammy Award winner, the first artist ever to score three back-to-back No. 1 double albums, and was nominated--but not chosen--for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. She is credited with influencing stars ranging from Madonna and Michael Jackson, to Beyonce and Rihanna. Her last album, Crayons, was released in 2008.