"Smoke on the Water
", as performed by Germany's military brass band and Berlins guard battalion, part of the farewell to German defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg. [more inside]
In February, a political and academic scandal broke in Germany when it turned out that the defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had plagiarized parts of his doctoral dissertation
, defended in 2006 and published as a book in 2009. Guttenberg, who had initially denied the allegations and maintained his popularity
despite the scandal, resigned on 1 March
. [more inside]
Look out, New York ladies, the Goot is loose!
His experience on Dancing With the Stars "made him a better person"
; after getting the hook as a hoofer, a disllusioned Steve Guttenberg abandons Hollywood for New York.