518 posts categorized "OBITUARY"

Jan 06 2015
Need To Know: Hedging His Bets + The Shame Of PRIDE + Signs Of Intelligent Life In Florida + That Sexy Animal Cooper + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHedge fund manager's son allegedly kills him over allowance.

*widget boy cultureWhy was Pride DVD de-gayed?

*widget boy cultureLet's get hitched in Tallahassee!

*widget boy cultureHave you ever invited a stranger to come inside? Listen:

*widget boy cultureA good, er, Christian look back at 2014.

*widget boy cultureAw, I love you, Graham Norton.

*widget boy cultureScandal-plagued, trailblazing beauty queen Bess Myerson died last month.

*widget boy cultureWasn't Bradley Cooper fat 10 seconds ago?

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Jan 05 2015
Need To Know: 20 Inches From Stardom + Their Backs + Kinney's REBEL HEART + Pope's No Dope + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSo-called Diphallic Dude (yes, he has two dicks) interviewed; has new book.

*widget boy cultureMany NYPD cops continue to show what assholes they are.

*widget boy cultureAbFab coming to the big screen!

*widget boy cultureThe connection between Xanadu and Taylor Swift.

*widget boy cultureGaga's BF Taylor Kinney liked Madonna's Rebel Heart pic of Gaga.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's non-racist cred defended.

*widget boy cultureESPN's Stuart Scott dies after long cancer battle.

*widget boy cultureIs depression an allergic reaction?

*widget boy cultureThe GOP is officially more anti-science than the Pope.

*widget boy cultureFunniest Pope headline ever.

*widget boy cultureAnother horrible GOP candidate for 2016: Mike Huckabee.

*widget boy cultureIn case you're still curious about how Jen feels about Brad.

*widget boy cultureHottest guys of 2014 are here!

Billy-ReilichHe's not the top...but he's close!

 
Jan 02 2015
Another '60s TV Favorite Passes Away: Donna Douglas Dies @ 81 Comments (0)

Donna_douglas_donna_douglas_elly_may_clampett_70hBbZ4_sized_zps5708df42September 26, 1933—January 2, 2015

Donna Douglas, known to couch potatoes as “Elly May Clampett” from The Beverly Hillbillies, has died at 81.

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Met her just last year at The Hollywood Show, and she was right nice.

 
Jan 01 2015
Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo Dies @ 82 Comments (0)

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Mario Cuomo, the former governor of New York and the father of current governor Andrew Cuomo, has died at 82. Cuomo died a few hours after his son was sworn in for his second term.

 
Dec 31 2014
Classically Trained Actor Edward Herrmann Dies @ 71 Comments (0)

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Edward Herrmann was one of those actors who was good in everything. RIP.

 
Need To Know: Jeremy's Broken + Mari-You-Wanna-Blow-Me? + House Race + Channing's Moneymaker + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJeremy Renner's marriage was a fraud, and his wife just figured it out.

*widget boy cultureHe's straight, but gay-ish when stoned.

*widget boy cultureHouse Majority Whip Steve Scalise: “I'm like David Duke w/o the baggage.”

*widget boy cultureChanning Tatum's bare butt.

*widget boy cultureViral homeless video is B.S.

*widget boy cultureMargaret Thatcher wanted to ban dildos.

*widget boy cultureDigital Spy can't wait for Rebel Heart.

*widget boy cultureFormer LBJ aide ludicrously claims Selma is inaccurate.

*widget boy cultureAaron Schock is an Aerosmith groupie.

*widget boy cultureChristine Cavanaugh, voice of Babe, dies @ 51.

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Dec 30 2014
Luise Rainer Slips The Surly Bonds Of This GOOD EARTH: Dies @ 104 Comments (0)

Luise-RainerRainer (L) at the peak of her fame and (R) winking at her Oscar glories at 100ish

Luise Rainer, the oldest living Oscar winner and the first person to win back-to-back acting Oscars, has died at 104, just a few weeks shy of her 105th birthday.

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Rainer's role as Ziegfeld's wife in The Great Ziegfeld (1936) is noted for her amazing performance with a telephone (remember those?), while her performance the following year in The Good Earth remains an achingly modern, naturalistic portrayal, even in the face of the Austrian-accented actress playing a Chinese peasant. Rainer was the only Caucasian in the film to do without extensive “yellowface”; her work exposes her power as an actress while Paul Muni's is marred by ridiculous prosthetics. I suggest you watch this film if you haven't, and pay special attention to a scene where Rainer's character faces execution.

Luise Rainer in The Good EarthAs O-lan in The Good Earth

After those two Oscar-winning roles, her career tapered off. She had virtually retired after 1954, with just four more (eclectic) acting gigs: on a 1965 episode of Combat!, an engagingly nostalgic role on The Love Boat (1984), in the 1991 TV film A Dancer, and in 1997's The Gambler—based on Dostoevsky's novel.

Combat1Rainer at the time of her appearance on Combat!

Luise-Rainer-Love-BoatIn her dual Love Boat role, with leading men Don Ameche and, uh, Fred Grandy

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Rainer, who at 100 was the oldest person to fill out Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire, was one of the world's longest-lived actors—ever.

After the jump, watch her speak about her favorite memories from her short time in Hollywood...

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Dec 29 2014
RIP Arthur Gardner, Dead @ 104 Comments (0)

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I missed the December 19 passing of Arthur Gardner. Gardner was an accomplished TV producer with two unique claims before his death: He had been the oldest voting member of AMPAS, and he was the last surviving member of the cast and crew (he had a bit part) of the 1930 classic All Quiet on the Western Front.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01901bb5bb28970b-800wiMeeting Mr. G in 2013