A Spanish star dies, Don Draper lies and contraception flies

Spanish actress Sara Montiel is dead at 85, Don Draper is having a depressing time of things, and a nice German man has invented a faster way to apply


. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, April 8, 2013.

Montiel, who starred in some of Spanish cinema's most successful movies in the 1950s and 60s, has also been credited as a singer on several occasions. She died at her home in Madrid, according to



Looking back at the 60s in a less biographical light,

Mad Men

started its sixth season this week with an incredibly gloomy episode that included a lame

New Year's Eve

party, a sad vacation trip and a lot of death.

And back in 2013,

Bill Gates

is getting some creative responses to his request for new  contraceptive innovations. Among those: A youtube channel about slingshots has designed a gun that applies condoms in a rather forceful manner.


Sara Montiel





By the 1970s her interest in films diminished, due largely to the almost pornographic turn of Spanish films in the post-Francisco Franco era when censorship was abolished. Her activities turned mainly to recording and stage work ...

WWE (Wrestlemania 29, wwe wrestlemania)




Fans inside

Madison Square Garden

witnessed something many thought would never come.

Turn off platform (facebook privacy)




If you don't have any interest in Facebook apps (and, let's face it, many of them are suspect or just plain spammy), Facebook offers an option that works like a kill switch to keep Facebook apps and other websites from sharing or accessing your information: Turn off Platform.

Luke Bryan

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Rising country singer Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year and

Miranda Lambert

was singled out as a songwriter and a singer on Sunday at the 48th

Academy of Country Music Awards

. Lambert picked up significant honors from her collaboration with husband

Blake Shelton

on "Over You," a song they wrote inspired by Shelton's experience as a teenager when his brother was killed in an automobile accident.



Qatar has pledged $500m in aid to rebuilt Sudan's Darfur region after a decade-long conflict, an official has said.

Lilly Pulitzer

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Lilly Pulitzer, who parlayed orange juice stains on her clothing into an empire of fashion that reflected her bold and colorful personality, died Sunday at her home in Palm Beach. She was 81.

Mad Men (#MadMen)

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"The Doorway," the good-but-not-great, often poetic (but also often very slow moving) Season 6 premiere is not an exuberant return. The action is often very detailed, very muted, very dark. But after a not-the-best Season 5, it was wonderful to see "Mad Men" become a bit more nuanced with its characters and the themes it has often explored: the various types of masks people wear, if people are stuck in their lives or can change.

Hunter Hayes (George Strait, ACM)

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It will be the first time in country music history that Artists of the Decade George Strait and Garth Brooks will share the same stage ... The lineup of superstar power is phenomenal, with

Carrie Underwood


Kelly Clarkson


Lady Antebellum

, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Chesney,

Brad Paisley


Tim McGraw


Jason Aldean


Eric Church

, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley and John Mayer.


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Having done very little since her season-opening historic finish at Daytona, Sprint Cup's only female driver finished 12th in the STP Gas Booster 500.

Condom Challenge


The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers 100,000 USD for projects that improve things around condoms.  Of course The Slingshot Channel HAS to come forth and help the visionary billionaire on his lofty quest. Therefore, this video brings to you the world's first condom applicator slingshot gun.

(may be unsafe for work, depending on workplace culture)

Melissa McCarthy

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Comic actress Melissa McCarthy is known for her physical game (last night's

"Saturday Night Live"

had her falling in heels and dancing about ham), so it was fitting that as the


tournament is winding down, the highlight from this week's episode was a sketch focusing on college basketball.

Jenna Jameson

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Former porn star Jenna Jameson was charged with battery over the weekend after police said she assaulted someone.




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