Because last week's quiz was uninteresting it was skipped; the fact I knew none of the answers had nothing to do with it
1. French Foreign Legion
2. I missed those headlines and can't think of a connection. After googling I found the answer, though I would dispute that any part of his quoted headline actually appeared in any actual headline.
3. For lack of a better guess -- mountain climber.
4. Phyllis George?
5. Lock, stock, and barrel. Almost wrote "kit and kaboodle."
6. Rock the Casbah
7. Something only the mind of Ken Jennings could intuit.