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A museum dedicated to the glamorous Hungarian-born actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died in 2016, was opened in Budapest on Thursday by her widower Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt.
The permanent exhibition, located in the Origo film studio on the outskirts of the capital, celebrates Gabor's flamboyant Hollywood lifestyle and personality.
"Zsa Zsa was the world's first real celebrity, wherever she went around the world the doors were opened for her," Von Anhalt, 78, told AFP after the opening.
"It's wonderful there is a museum for her now," he said.
Exhibits donated by Von Anhalt include lavish dresses and furniture, as well as memorabilia such as a copy of the "Life" magazine featuring Gabor on the cover.
One of the dresses on show was worn by the actress when she was famously arrested for slapping a Los Angeles traffic policeman in 1989.
Von Anhalt married Gabor in 1986, making it by far the longest of her nine marriages.
Gabor's ashes were buried in Budapest last July nearly five years after her death aged 99 from a heart attack at home in Los Angeles in December 2016.
'Zsa Zsa is alive again'
"Now Zsa Zsa is alive again, she is right over there," said Von Anhalt, pointing to the exhibition.
"People ask me why am I giving away things that she left to me but I know they are now kept in a good place, she should be celebrated," said Von Anhalt.
"So I am giving her stuff back to her, I lived with her for 35 years, everything is in my heart, every picture, every dress, I will never forget them as long as I live".
Born into a wealthy family in Hungary in 1917 as Sari Gabor, Zsa Zsa was one of a trio of sisters known for their shapely curves and passion for well-heeled men.
In her heyday she embodied the film industry's platinum blonde ideal as a voluptuous former beauty queen who won "Miss Hungary" in the 1930s.
Her resume after emigrating to the United States before World War II includes a long list of film roles in such hit movies as "Moulin Rouge," "Lili" and "Arrivederci, Baby!"
But the actress was at least as famous for her romantic conquests as her triumphs on the silver screen.
Her thick Hungarian accent was much parodied -- especially her signature penchant for calling everyone she met "darling" -- or "dahlink" as she pronounced it.
"I call everyone 'dahlink' because I can't remember their names," the socialite once said.
Von Anhalt said a statue is also in the works to honor Gabor, and there could even be a TV series and movie about her life.
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The Black former roommate of a Hitler-lookalike MAGA rioter testified about the evidence he collected while wired up by federal investigators.
The roommate, who testified under the pseudonym “Mike Jacobs” due to safety concerns, told jurors that he was assigned in 2018 to room with Timothy Hale-Cusanelli while they were both stationed at Naval Weapons Station Earle in New Jersey, and he said their relationship was generally "cordial" but they often disagreed over politics, reported WUSA-TV.
“Civil war, not that I want that, but I think it is the simplest solution, the most likely outcome and the best shot at a clean bill of health for our society," Hale-Cusanelli said in one recording played by prosecutors. “It’s not like I want to see people dead on the street -- I’m not a complete sociopath -- but I literally don’t see a political future going forward.”
Jacobs said he generally enjoyed debating Hale-Cusanelli, but he said they couldn't have cordial discussions about race, and he testified that his roommate discussed his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection as he wore a wire to help federal investigators.
"You know, the 10-year felony thing," Hale-Cusanelli said when Jacobs asked why he was afraid of being identified in video from the riot. "I could be labeled a domestic terrorist. It’s a thing they’re saying.”
He also told his roommate that he used hand signals that could be considered tactical instructions and frequently yelled "advance," and he admitted to having a flagpole he used to strike a police officer in the head.
“I think maybe I have a murder weapon on me,” Hale-Cusanelli said. “That’s still in my truck. I’ve got to dispose of that.”
But he also told Jacobs the riot was the closest thing to war he had ever experienced.
“I can’t describe how exhilarating it was,” he said. “The adrenaline, the rush, the sense of purpose.”
Jacobs said he didn't think civil war was imminent, but Hale-Cusanlli indicated he disagreed -- and he explained how he'd help speed it along.
“Let me tell you," Hale-Cusanlli said. "If we had more people, we could have cleared that whole building,. It’s only a matter of time. They don’t want to be the ones to fire the first shot.”
Ray Liotta, one of the greatest actors of his generation who starred in groundbreaking films such as Goodfellas, has died, Deadline reports.
Sources tell Deadline that Liotta he "died in his sleep" in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the film Dangerous Waters.
Liotta was 67 years old. He leaves behind a daughter, Karsen, and was engaged to be married to Jacy Nittolo.
"Liotta was on a big resurgence. Recent turns included The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and No Sudden Move," Deadline writes. "He finished the Elizabeth Banks-directed Cocaine Bear and was due to star in the Working Title film The Substance opposite Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley."