Iva Withers, perhaps Broadway's greatest understudy, has died at the age of 97. Her credits are incredible.
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Jan Hooks, a Saturday Night Live cast member for five years in the '80s and also a regular on later seasons of Designing Women, has died at 57 following an undisclosed illness.
She was a better Tammy Faye than Tammy Faye was:
Hooks, along with Nora Dunn, was one of the hysterical Sweeney Sisters:
She also did a mean Kathie Lee Gifford:
Here's her twisted take on feminism vs. commercialism:
Sad to lose a funny lady so soon.
Ryan Phillippe & Reese Witherspoon talked Cruel Intentions with their spawn.
Music icon Morrissey has cancer, discusses dying.
Why Hollywood is so pee-pee shy.
Kenneth has collected all the major girlbands!
Does Josh Duhamel make you wet?
7th Heaven's Catherine Hicks sticks up for Stephen Collins.
Randomly, a 7th Heaven actress died—at 40—in her sleep.
Jennifer Lawrence says her nude-photo leak was a sex crime.
Teresa Giudice is still lying through her teeth.
Jamaicans still fucking hate gay people, mon.
Nick Carter's looking good naked!
Theater legend Marian Seldes has died at 86. Renowned for her work ethic (she never missed one of the 1,809 performances of Deathtrap in 1978) and versatility, she appeared in such celebrated productions such as the Hume Cronyn (July 18, 1911—June 15, 2003)/Jessica Tandy (June 7, 1909—September 11, 1994) original production of A Delicate Balance (1966), Equus (1974) and Three Tall Women (1993).
She was married for nine years to writer/director Garson Kanin (November 24, 1912—March 13, 1999), and was the daughter of author and critic Gilbert Seldes (January 3, 1893—September 29, 1970).
Seldes (R) in A Delicate Balance with (L to R) Carmen Mathews (May 8, 1911—August 31, 1995) and Henderson Forsythe (September 11, 1917—April 17, 2006). Seldes won her only competitive Tony for this role, and was the play's last surviving cast member.
I'm glad I got to see her perform, even if it was at the first preview of the subpar Deuce in 2007; she was fun at the stage door in what wound up being her second-to-final Broadway show:
I saw Ms. Seldes (in a wheelchair) a year ago in the spring. Times flies...I'd thought it was recent.
Geoffrey Holder, an actor, dancer, TV pitchman and more, has died at 84. Holder will be familiar to children of the '80s as the 7Up man.
A great, first-person Skip E. Lowe story to memorialize the late interviewer to the stars, and to remind (or inform) you what he did best.
Skip E. Lowe, a former child actor who would go on to host a bizarre, wonderful cable-access interview show, has died at 85.
Lowe's Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood launched in the late '70s and featured one-on-ones with some of the greatest stars of the Golden Age, friends and/or esteemed artists who recognized a respectful interrogator when they saw one.
Martin Short has admitted his character “Jiminy Glick” was based, in part, on Lowe.
A recent interview with Lowe after the jump...