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Rasputin

1. Ozzy Osbourne is reportedly writing a musical based on the Russian madman.

2. Rasputin means ''debauched one.'' His real name? Grigory Efimovich Novykh.

3. He defied monastic convention by spicing up holy doctrine, believing we near God only in a state of sexual exhaustion.

4. In December 1916, he was poisoned, shot, and finally bound and thrown into the Neva River. Then he died. -- Karyn L. Barr

Black Eyed Peas' ''Where Is the Love'' with Justin tops U.K. charts

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Black Eyed Peas' ''Where Is the Love'' with Justin tops U.K. charts five weeks straight ... 50 Cent's next CD expected June '04

Originally posted Oct 17, 2003 Published in issue #733 Oct 17, 2003 Order article reprints
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