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Bombers are 'losers' ...

The legendary Kiss bassist Gene Simmons says that watching Jerusalem go through a deadly bombing this week has not changed his belief that Jews and Arabs can live in peace.

The Israeli-born entertainer, on his first visit to his homeland since leaving as a child 52 years ago, said he was visiting Yad Vashem, the country's national Holocaust memorial, at the time of Wednesday's blast. The memorial is about two miles away from the site.

Simmons said the attack, which killed a female British tourist, was the work of extremists who can't cope with the move toward freedom and democracy sweeping through the Arab world. "We can't give these losers headlines," said Friday.

"There's one thing that unites Israelis, Arabs and all humanity. We all strive to be free," he said. "There's a new generation of Arabs who are doing astonishing things. ... We have to take a moment to honor Arabs for having the courage to stand up."

Simmons said that he has already begun arrangements for multiple Kiss concerts in Israel, and that the band would also love to perform in the Arab world as well.


Liz's death upsetting ...

Zsa Zsa Gabor's publicist says the shock of Elizabeth Taylor's death made Gabor fear she was next and sent her to a Los Angeles hospital with high blood pressure.

John Blanchette says the 94-year-old celebrity learned from television news Wednesday morning that her friend and one-time neighbor had died.

Blanchette says Gabor's blood pressure soared and she commented that after the recent deaths of Jane Russell and Liz Taylor she believed she would be next.

Blanchette says Gabor was hospitalized and released Wednesday evening.

However, the account was challenged by Ed Lozzi, publicist for Gabor's daughter, Francesca Hilton. He says Hilton called the hospital and was told her mother had not been there.

A Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center spokeswoman declined to comment, citing privacy laws.


Celebrity birthdays:

Sunday: Director Quentin Tarantino is 48. Singer Mariah Carey is 41. Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas is 36.

Monday: Country singer Reba McEntire is 56. Rapper Salt of Salt-N-Pepa is 45. Singer Lady Gaga is 25.

Tuesday: Model Elle Macpherson is 48. Singer-harmonica player John Popper of Blues Traveler is 44. Actress Lucy Lawless is 43.

Wednesday: Actor Warren Beatty is 74. Musician Eric Clapton is 66. Singer Celine Dion is 43.

Thursday: Actor Richard Chamberlain is 77. Actress Shirley Jones is 77. Actor Ewan McGregor is 40.

Friday: Actress Debbie Reynolds is 79. Actress Ali MacGraw is 73. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is 38.

Saturday: Singer Leon Russell is 69. Singer Emmylou Harris is 64. Singer Lee Dewyze ("American Idol") is 25.

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