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Senator Marco Rubio Announces Early Retirement

Rubio and his new rocking chair
Rubio and his new rocking chair

MIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – It’s all but over for Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio.  Any minute now, he is expected to announce that he will be suspending his camapaign for the Republican presidential nomination after continued dismal showing in the polls.

Rubio says he has no regrets joining the initially crowded field of GOP presidential aspirants.  He is happy that he has, so far, made it to the last four standing candidates.

But reality is finally sinking in for the relatively young politician. “I am tired and worn out.  I have chosen to altogether retire from politics and work,” he said today from his Florida home.

As proof of his early retirement plan, Rubio showed off to reporters his newly-acquired furniture which will be his cherished spot in his retirement: a rocking chair.  Not just a rocking chair.  A GIANT rocking chair.

We wish the senator all the best and congratulate him on his retirement.


Madonna takes a spill at the last BRIT Awards (screen shot)
Madonna takes a spill at the last BRIT Awards (screen shot)

NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – There is only one Madonna and she is retiring on August 16 this year, when she reaches the age of 57.

The diva hinted on her retirement shortly after she launched her latest album, Rebel Heart, which has taken an early lead in the race for this week’s Number 1 album.

If its momentum continues, Rebel Heart will be Madonna’s 12 UK Number 1 album following Like A Virgin (1984), True Blue (1986), Like A Prayer (1989), The Immaculate Collection (1990), Ray Of Light (1998), Music (2000), American Life (2003), Confessions On A Dance Floor (2005), Hard Candy (2008), Celebration (2009) and MDNA (2012).

“I want to retire in grace while I’m on top of the music world,” Madonna said. “I’m not sure that I will have the same staying power as Cher (who is 68).”

“I may no longer be able to successfully pull acrobatic stunts during my concerts and performances,” she said, obviously referring to the last BRIT Awards in which she took a serious spill while performing on-stage.

Many had questioned whether the singer could remain relevant at a time when the music industry is packed with younger female artists like Katy Perry, 30;  Lady Gaga, 28; Taylor Swift, 25; Ariana Grande, 20; Dionne Bromfield, 17; and  Lorde, 16.

As to who she thinks will be the “new” Madonna,” she said, “I already publicly anointed my successor — Kanye West.  As I’ve said, he is the new Madonna — the black Madonna.”

As a music legend retires, will we see the rise of a new one in Kanye West?



Pacquiao, left, and Mayweather
Pacquiao, left, and Mayweather

MIAMI, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – Speaking to reporters on the eve of the Miss Universe Pageant in which he is one of the celebrity judges, Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has announced his early retirement.

The 37-year-old boxer, congressman, actor and basketball coach shocked millions of his fans who have been so looking forward to his fight with Floyd Mayweather reportedly scheduled on May 2 this year.

“I love music but music does not love me,” the teary-eyed Pacquiao said as he formally bid goodbye to his singing career.

His one and only single, Para Sa ‘Yo  Laban Na ‘To (This Fight Is For You), went platinum shortly after it was released in the Philippines in 2013.

Pacquiao stars in a film that is opening in U.S. theaters this week. The film “Manny” documents his life and journey from a young boy living in poverty to a world-renowned boxing champion.  It is narrated by Oscar Award nominated actor Liam Neeson.