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Feb 23 2017
Fox News Liberal Voice Alan Colmes Dies @ 66 Comments (0)

Alan-Colmes-Headshot-2014Alan Colmes: September 24, 1950—February 23, 2017 (Image via Fox News)

Alan Colmes, who was one of Fox News's only prominent liberals, has died suddely at age 66.

His wife, Jocelyn Crowley, posted the following statement, confirming his death today:

Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.

Though a left-wing commentator, his right-wing colleagues may have liked him even more than liberal audiences, who sometimes felt he was used as a deliberately downplayed foil to his longtime co-host, Sean Hannity. Hannity later received his own show.

Feb 18 2017
Porn Performer Killian James Is Either Dead Or Not, Probably Not Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a5118ce485970c-550wi(Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Killian James, a great-looking porn actor who began his career in 2013 and retired in 2016 in a cloud of controversy over allegedly drug-fueled Twitter wars, racial slurs and feuds, was reported to have died yesterday — but it may turn out that he is very much alive.

Str8UpGayPorn (Work Unfriendly) reported that Ian Greene, a friend of Killian's and a fellow performer, tweeted his grief over the death, which he found out about scond-hand; there was therefore no confirmation that Killian was deceased, as the site duly noted.

Later, Greene retweeted an image purporting to show James texting with a friend about the news, and mocking Greene for tweeting it:


Greene was not happy:

Feb 17 2017
Former WWE Star Nicole Bass Dead @ 52, Girlfriend Confirms Comments (0)

Via ExtraTV: Nicole Bass, a onetime WWE fixture who later did porn and was a frequent guest of Howard Stern's radio show, has died at 52, reportedly of a heart attack or stroke.

16807330_1876323739319069_8893836773881960398_nNicole Bass: August 10, 1964—February 16, 2017 (Image via Facebook)

Bass's husband of 28 years, Bob Fuchs, died in 2013, after which she became involved with Kristen Marrone. Marrone kept fans posted on what seemed to start as a mystery illness for Bass, ultimately confirming her partner's death.

Feb 12 2017
6-PACK — Beyoncé, Adele, Katy Own The Grammys + Cox's Grimm Message + Trump vs. Cuban + Naked Dudes + RIP Al Jarreau Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiBeyoncé performed in the middle of the Grammys, but it may as well have been the end. Wow!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLoved Katy Perry's & Adele's Grammys perfs:

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLaverne Cox gives shout-out to Gavin Grimm at the Grammys. Who? Click here.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiTrump goes after Cuban, (probably) because the Post casually mentioned Cuban could run in 2020.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNekkid dudes from all 50 states.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiJazz singer Al Jarreau dies @ 76.

Feb 10 2017
6-PACK — Flynn Lied About Russian Wheeling, Dealing + Saudis Pay Trump + Trump's Easy D + RIP Porn Actor Max Schutler + Good Riddance Racist Porn Actor Cameron Diggs + CRUEL Hummer + Happy V.D. Day! Comments (0)

WIDGETFlynn reportedly lied about his pre-election chats with Russia, opening the door to allegations of treason — possibly ensnaring VP Pence.

WIDGETSaudis paid for Trump hotel room; no coincidence they're not on the Muslim ban list.

WIDGETTurns out Trump is looking for easy D. I would've guessed Pence, but okay.

Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 11.01.41 AMMax Schutler (Images via Darius/Jorge Schmeda)

WIDGETAnother gay-porn star dies young, with no cause immediately available. White-supremacist gay-porn star Cameron Diggs arrested after SWAT raid. (Work Unfriendly)

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WIDGETMy advice is to see as many musicals as possible: It's Cruel Intentions: The Musical.

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WIDGETHappy Valentine's Day! Check out the incidence of STDs (gono and chlamydia) state by state. Spoiler alert: Deep South has a lot.

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Feb 08 2017
However... WORLD'S FOREMOST AUTHORITY Irwin Corey Dies @ 102 Comments (0)

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Irwin Corey, comic revered for his improvisatonal, stream-of-consciousness parody of oh-so-very-smart people, has died at 102.

Known for his witty wordplay, Corey performed for most of his life. In 2014, he joked, “... We had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Today, 10 years later, there's no cash. There's no hope. There's no jobs.”

Corey (1)Livening up Car Wash in 1976 (Movie still via Universal)

Blacklisted for his support of Communism in the '50s, he was an outspoken social activist until the end of his life. In spite of living in a multi-million-dollar carriage house in NYC, he would routinely panhandle change in order to donate it to worthy causes.

ChatterboxIn a movie that haunted my dreasms as a teen (Poster via American International)

The Professor in action, at 94: 

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Feb 07 2017
Richard Hatch, '70s BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Hunk, Dies @ 71 Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01a511e89f10970c-550wiRichard Hatch: May 21, 1945—February 7, 2017 (Image by Bob Deutsch)

Richard Hatch, best-known as Captain Apollo on Battlestar Galactica (1978—1979) has died in hospice after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ. He was 71.


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Hatch also appeared on All My Children back in 1971, on one season of The Streets of San Francisco (from '76—'77), on Dynasty (1984) and on the soap Santa Barbara (1990).

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0162fd02261f970dSuch a sweet man (Image via Matthew Rettenmund)

I loved Richard Hatch. In the '70s, he was in all the teen magazines, which says a lot about how differently we look at who makes good teen idols nowadays considering the fact that he was 30 years old.

Click here for my meeting with Mr. Hatch in 2011!

A stunning man, the camera absolutely loved him. I was so happy I met him about five years ago at an autograph show, where I got to have him sign a pretty sexy magazine spread of himself. He was only too happy to oblige.


6a00d8341c2ca253ef015393acf38a970bHe knew exactly why I was so taken with these leggy shots! (Images via Bravo)

Check out my long video of Mr. Hatch after the jump ...

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Jan 31 2017
Lead Singer Of Rock Group Asia, John Wetton, Dies @ 67 Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-01-31 at 1.56.09 PMJohn Wetton: (Images via Geffen)

Sad news: John Wetton, co-founder, lead singer and chief songwriter for the '80s group Asia, ASIA_ASTRA-101308has died at 67 of colon cancer.

Wetton had recently canceled upcoming tour dates to embark on a new cycle of chemo, but seemed optimistic that he had more time left.

I loved that first Asia album. I remember being captivated by the Heat of the Moment and Only Time Will Tell music videos, with their cheesy (but, back then, new) visual gimmicks, like the slow-mo face slap, the flaming cymbal, that hammer-crushed hourglass, the TV screens with disembodied faces, the gymnast's eternal flips.

(I also found the drummer, in his skintight white vest, awfully cute — he had such a good time making that first video. Carl Palmer?)

Also good: “Sole Survivor.” It's hard to believe now, but their debut album was the #1 hit of 1982, and it did so on the strength of just one #4 and one #17 single. Nothing else charted in the U.S. on the Hot 100.

I kept up with them through their next record, too, with these gems (love the Indiana Jones knock-off):

Wetton is survived by his wife, a son, a brother and his mom.


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