Gotta Watch: Wanton destruction, Hef to tie knot, 'Ooo La La La'
December 27th, 2010
11:12 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Wanton destruction, Hef to tie knot, 'Ooo La La La'

The year in implosions - Here at CNN, we get a glut of videos in surprising categories. All this week on "Gotta Watch," we will be unveiling short compilations of some of our favorites, including the demolition of the stadium that the Dallas Cowboys once called home (pictured above). As one of Newton’s laws explains, what goes up, must come down. Here’s a look at some of the best examples of 2010:

Another engagement for the ultimate playboy - Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 84, is tying the knot for the third time. Hefner popped the question to 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris. Hefner posted news of his engagement on Twitter, calling it his happiest Christmas weekend in memory.

"Ooo La La La" creator remembered - R&B singer and songwriter Teena Marie was found dead this weekend in her California home. She was 54. The four-time Grammy-nominated performer recorded a number of hits for Motown and later Sony/Epic during her diverse three-decade career. Along with “Lovergirl" and “Square Biz,"she also had hits like "Ooo La La La," famously sampled on The Fugees' "Fu-Gee-La," and "Fire and Desire," her duet with friend and mentor Rick James. Check out the latter here, and go ahead and have a look at and listen to more of Teena Marie's melodies: "Square Biz" and "Ooo La La La."

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  1. Scott

    You people are ignorant. How about you get out of your parents basement and do something better with your lives instead of going on the internet to make fun of one of the biggest tragedies in American history

    December 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler


      December 27, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • c.i.a.

      ignorance should be your name. steel structure to fall in 9 second in is footprint is called control demolition.

      December 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • WTC7FreeFell

      Comments like these baffle me. Why would any level minded person ATTACK someone for spreading FACTS and the TRUTH? Wouldn't you like to know the fraud that took place in the 9/11 investigations? Wouldn't you like to know about the countless coverups and coincidences surrounding 9/11? Wouldn't you like to know why evidence was destroyed and physics were violated in NISTs report? We are in 2 wars, have spent a trillion in them, 3,000 citizens were brutally murdered on our soil, millions of lives have been affected in the middle east, countless liberties have been compromised through multiple legislation. Why would you mock and attack people who are asking QUESTIONS that should be answered? I assume you're an adult, mature, and able to sit down and use your intellect. I'd suggest watching this video. If you're so AGAINST the message being presented, wouldn't you at least be respectable enough and actually LOOK into what you are disrespecting?

      December 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scott

    How do you figure? Why on earth would anyone be jealous of someone's ignorance.

    December 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      I am just getting a jealous vibe from you is all 😀

      December 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hy

    The WTC bombing including WTC7 should've been included

    December 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      I think an even better implosion would be the New York Giants and Jets!

      December 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jack Howitzer

    Too many foreigners, too much talking. The US should limit free speech to citizens only. I also want to introduce a bill limiting first generation americans to a free speech quota.

    December 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Also, mentioning the Founding Fathers or Hitler will immediately fill your quota.

      December 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack...Who

      Jack...Too many foreigners, too much talking huh, and what else do you sound like a shutin and bit of a sad disturbed soul....

      December 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. pancho

    With all respect, this article here talks about implosions not explosions, what happened at the WTC was not an IMPLOSION.

    December 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • God

      You have obviously never seen WTC7 fall into it's own footprint.

      December 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • WTC7FreeFell

      33 min Video i'd advise you to watch if you're going to state such things, sir.

      December 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kenny S. / Texas


    December 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pat

    ah, nothing starts the day like watching a few buildings and bridges implode. 😀

    December 27, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tomcat

    Whether 9 11 was an inside job or not, the loss of life was and still is a black eye to this country. Do you realize that almost ten years have passed and the Gov. just passed the healthcare bill! Bush et. all told us it was safe. Many of you will forget this anniversary. Well those affected by the loss of a loved one or is now sick from the dust wont. To all of you that bought hats, t shirts etc. proclaiming how American you were, where or what have you done since then?

    December 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fish

    A couple of those "good" implosions look like they almost made the "fail" vid...

    December 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dvdai

    for more relevant news:

    December 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ThomasD

    I find it odd that so many terror attacks as of late have failed. Oh sure, they pull off a suicide bombing here and there, kill a few of thier own with a car bomb. But seems odd that with so many we catch, 9/11 seemed so 'professional' and so perfectly orchestrated and nothing even close to its magnitude since. Gotta make ya wonder who needed a war.

    December 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Big Joe

    @God: Hey stupid chump, you are not God, you only wish. So do as I say. Go to your closet, close the door, and FK yourself, punk!

    December 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tomcat

    I agree that the way the buildings fell and what we were told is BS. My point was that the US has people that forget the past. How about Pearl Harbor? FDR was aware.

    December 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tomcat

    @ Big Joe..... Do I know you?

    December 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Big Joe

    @Tomcat: I AM CESAR. I do not forget the past, like 9-11

    December 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
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