562 posts categorized "OBITUARY"

Jun 02 2015
RIP Jim Bailey, Female Impersonator Extraordinaire Comments (0)

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Bailey was renowned for his Judy Garland (she approved), Barbra Streisand, Phyllis Diller and many other spot-on illusions, and the bitch could sing, too.

He also did Madonna (!), which I'd never known before. His Peggy Lee was divine.

RIP to this legendary entertainer and one-time toast of Vegas.

Check him out as Barbra, singing with Carol Burnett, after the jump ...

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Jun 01 2015
Need To Know: No Birth Kontrol + Male Breastaurant Open For Biz + Will Duggars Be Out-FOXed? + Choice Make-Out Session + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGet ready for 9 months of hell: Kim Kardashian is pregnant again.

*widget boy cultureKim claims North's reaction was too intense, was left out of TV show.

*widget boy cultureAt least Seann William Scott's body is openly gay.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: Dallas all-male answer to Hooters is open for business.

*widget boy cultureJaden Smith rocks a dress at prom.

*widget boy cultureOscar-winning designer Julie Harris dies @ 94.

*widget boy cultureA Go-Go defects to the Bangles!

*widget boy cultureRandom right-wingers disparage Beau Biden in death.

*widget boy cultureOhio public school lists “higher power exists” as a core value.

*widget boy cultureFox News harpy Megyn Kelly will interview the Duggar parents.

*widget boy cultureBob Schieffer retires.

*widget boy cultureSUPER HOT GINGER ALERT.

*widget boy cultureHow are panties passing for men's “hipster” boxer-briefs?

*widget boy cultureThe '90s were a very, very horny time.

*widget boy cultureEnrique Iglesias's hand torn up by drone at Mexican gig.

*widget boy cultureThis is how you do it, Drake. Critics' Choice TV Awards lip-lock & more:

 
May 31 2015
Betsy Palmer, Murderous Mama In FRIDAY THE 13TH, Dies @ 88 Comments (0)

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Sadly, Betsy Palmer, an actress with a long career on TV, in the movies and on the stage—most famous as “Mrs. Voorhees” in Friday the 13th (1980)—has passed away at the age of 88 while in hospice care in Connecticut.

Palmer was a fixture at autograph shows until her health failed, in spite of the fact that she initially hated the movie that brought her so much lasting fame.

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May 30 2015
Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Beau, Loses His Life To Brain Cancer Comments (0)

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Beau Biden, a former Delaware AG and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died at 46 following a battle with brain cancer. He'd previously beaten a mild stroke.

In the early '70s, Joe Biden lost his first wife and his year-old daughter in an accident. The elder Biden survived two potentially lethal brain aneurysms in 1988.

 
May 28 2015
Need To Know: See More Lutz + Lynch's New Goal + Kiss Your Health Good-Bye + Don't Duggar Your Sister + Tom Cruise Gets Notaro-ized + MORE! Comments (0)

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BcKellan Lutz offers a peek.

BcMichael King, key Oprah Winfrey Show player, dies @ 66.

BcFinally confirmed, AG Loretta Lynch boldly goes after Big Soccer.

BcSupreme Court may be ready to strip MILLIONS of health care.

BcDan Savage wants to make “Duggar” the new “Santorum.”

BcFormer NY guv George Pataki is running for prez because why not?

IBcan Reisner & Mati Weiderpass continue their self-aggrandizing press tour.

BcMatthew Lewis plays Longbottom, but projects more Thicktop.

BcTom Cruise is now Tig Notaro's doppelganger! (Love her. Hate him.)

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May 26 2015
Need To Know: So Joe + Drake's Passive Aggression + Pit Upon + Fonda Fashion + Please Do Say You're Sorry + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureTravis Smith does Joe Dallesandro justice, no?

*widget boy cultureDrake continues to dishonor Madonna.

*widget boy cultureFrench flight escorted to JFK following bomb threat.

*widget boy cultureThe male version of that Desperately Seeking Susan scene.

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*widget boy cultureIncredible Jane Fonda interview. She looks like Farrah Fawcett!

*widget boy cultureWhen was the last time Katy Perry spoke to Russell Brand?

*widget boy cultureIncest-friendly Mike Huckabee draws the line at the Supreme Court.

*widget boy cultureIncest-friendly GOP angry at whistle-blowing cop in Duggar case.

*widget boy cultureFeminist zinger from Jessica Lange.

*widget boy cultureGuess I'll never get prostate cancer.

*widget boy cultureTouching tribute to the late Rona Newton-John.

*widget boy cultureOmar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt is (hilariously) pre-sorry.

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May 25 2015
Need To Know: Hairy POTTER + By The Power Vested In Him + Egg Man + Tyson Beckford's CHOCOLATE Sampler + Cannes Do + Do You Like It Scruff? + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureOh, and Pietro Boselli ain't chopped liver, either.

*widget boy cultureGeorge W. Bush offered to officiate a gay wedding.

*widget boy cultureCelebs tweet their grief over Anne Meara's death.

*widget boy cultureGOP's nomination battle looks ENDLESS.

*widget boy cultureSofia Vergara's nutty Republican ex can sue for her embryos.

*widget boy cultureRunaway pussy returned to owner.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Madonna tee.

*widget boy cultureTomorrowland opens soft ... at #1. Pitch Perfect 2 sucks, so is dropping.

 

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*widget boy cultureLackluster Dheepan takes Cannes.

*widget boy cultureRockin' a Teri Nunn 'do, Agnès Varda talks up Girls.

*widget boy cultureDo not miss Jobriath A.D.!

*widget boy cultureNON-STOP HOT GUYS.

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes's very gay vacay.

*widget boy cultureIf you like your men scruffy.

*widget boy cultureThe Huck Finn's Café special is N-word catfish???

*widget boy cultureSharon Osbourne collapses, takes TV time-out.

*widget boy cultureRiver Viiperi flashes his pubes.

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May 24 2015
Comedy Legend Anne Meara Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

159184422September 20, 1929—May 23, 2015

13005-young-jerry-stiller-anne-mearaThe idea of how a person is remembered came up for me today because I was updating ExtraTV.com (a weekend gig) and because it's an entertainment site, my way into the story of the deaths of John and Alicia Nash was via Russell Crowe and the A Beautiful Mind movie. Obviously, if I was doing a New York Times obit or a local New Jersey newspaper obit, that connection would be prominently mentioned, but not the sole purpose for reporting it. Some readers were annoyed that a photo of Crowe from the film was used to promote my post.

Which I think is ridiculously misplaced offense, because without their having been portrayed by Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, their deaths would have no place on an entertainment site at all.

But in general, the concept of how one is remembered comes up again with Anne Meara, who died today at the age of 85. Many outlets will report that Ben Stiller's mom died, or that one half of the comedy team Stiller & Meara died. She was both of those things, and it's perfectly acceptable that she was primarily one or the other to a portion of the population.

Screen Shot 2015-05-24 at 10.41.48 PMMeara's red hair was her signature.

It's not an insult to be remembered for specific things (especially several of them); it's a gift, an honor.

But along with being Ben Stiller's mom and Jerry Stiller's straight woman, Meara was a truly gifted actress with a too commonly untapped range. She excelled in live theater (she won an Obie 60 years ago, was Tony-nominated), gave one of my favorite dramatic performances on film in the '90s in the 1996 movie The Daytrippers and was able to enhance almost any throwaway TV guest appearance, of which she made many.

There was a truly funny brashness, an intellect that made her dumb-bunny characters sassily wise and a noteworthy sense of timing that made her funnier than many of her peers.

A real loss.