Acclaimed Japanese actor Ken Takakura has died at age 83. He's best known in the West for the Michael Douglas thriller Black Rain (1999).
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Raymond Almiran Montgomery, the man who invented the Choose Your Own Adventure book series in the late '70s, has died in his late seventies. Or, he is alive somewhere, having successfully faked his own passing. Or, it is a hoax.
Unfortunately, I fear the first choice is the only correct one.
I'm in the process of finishing a memoir for spring publication and had just yesterday mentioned Choose Your Own Adventure. His books brought me a lot of joy.
Summerlin gay boy teams up with RuPaul drag vet.
Gay man named head of Discovery Network.
Laraine Newman remembers Marcia Strassman.
Imagine Angelina Jolie playing Michele Bachmann???
The boy looks good naked:
WHEN HE'S RIGHT...: Elton John thinks young gays don't care about AIDS.
WTF?: Anti-gay airport attacker only eligible for slap on the wrist.
Honey Boo Boo's family isn't funny-stupid, they're stupid-stupid.
“Lady Gaga” is “pregnant.”
Matt Crane is proud of his “large, defined” legs.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson's ass habits.
The most jaded gays ever finally have an outlet.
Right-wing nuts faking pro-choice outlook until post-election.
Another gay hook-up goes very wrong.
Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has a Palin-style word-stroke.
Cheap way to rock the Madonna Desperately Seeking Susan look.
Jennifer Aniston got married/broke up.
Rumer Willis doesn't want to be retouched.
Kris Jenner has no shame.
Nancy Reagan was fucking nuts. Proof? She spent $3K a month on an astrologer.
Mama June is a terrible person: The sequel.
Robin Williams's gay-themed film may not be released.
See how he looks in his undies:
Sad to report that Marcia Strassman of Welcome Back, Kotter (1975—1979) fame has died of cancer at 66. That TV show has had more than its fair share of early deaths—Ron Palillo and Robert Hegyes preceded her in death, both only in their sixties as well.
Strassman had been a regular on a number of shows aside from Kotter, including M*A*S*H (1972—1973), Booker (1989—1990), Nickelodeon's Noah Knows Best (2000), Providence (2001—2002), Tremors (2003) and Third Watch (2004).
She was at least as well known as the mom from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) as she was as Gabe Kaplan's dry-witted wife on Kotter, a show she hated doing in spite of the attention and success it brought her.
She was a SAG official and politically active, including being on the right side of the argument regarding health care:
P.S. Cher tweeted about Strassman's death, misspelling her name. I'm all for letting Cher be Cher, but I think getting a friend's name right when they die should be worth the extra 10 seconds to confirm with an assistant before posting.
I found out from a fellow classmate that my high school art teacher, Mr. Wolfgang, has passed away. Mr. Wolfgang was a person who encouraged my creativity in an aggressive way, praising me for my technical abilities when I would draw realistic (-ish) images of popstars like Tina Turner and Sade, but who then also told me (and us) to be daring, to try new things. I took that to heart and embraced a totally new style, which consisted of intricate abstractions and surreal, often overtly sexual or genderfuck drawings, which gave me a sense of freedom.
I was never the same after his class, and was honored to be chosen as one of his top students my senior year.
He also used to let each of us, on a rotating basis, choose an album to play during class. When I chose Debbie Harry's Rockbird, he noted that as a singer she made a great model.
Look, he had great taste but he wasn't perfect!
I'll miss knowing he's around. Great guy and artist, and wonderful teacher.
Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies @ 85.
Islamic fundamentalist dies during terror shootings in Ottawa.
Do you wanna go as “Sabrina Duncan” for Halloween?
Bristol Palin cussin' up a STORM after that skankified Alaskan brawl.
Keepin' 'em honest, Anderson Cooper confirms: No HIV risk from towels.
Another fucking idiot jumps the White House fence.
Michael Brown autopsy report released.
Madonna's 28-year-old True Blue hits Top 25 again in the UK.
Gaga facilitates gay on-stage marriage proposal during her ARTPOP Ball Tour.
Insane betch gets caught in chimney.
South Dakota GOP Senate candidate Mike Rounds is a crook?
Reporter who wrote critically of gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (R-IL) resigns.
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) was too quick to play that Ebola card.
Elizabeth Pena drank herself do death.
Tina Fey was pissed she could so easily hire Jan Hooks.
New Kimmo Matias album The Ministry of Pornography.
Check out the Diversity Rules Indiegogo, unless you're anti-gay.
Michael Sam gets cut. :(
S Club 7 reunion? Jon is now, of course, a sexy, tattooed, muscled clone.
Legendary WaPo editor Ben Bradlee dies @ 93.
Renée Zellweger went to the doctor and had her Renée Zellweger removed.
The gay subtext of Grant Gustin's The Flash.
Whitney's “Queen of the Night” gets a major makeover, too.
Nick Youngquest is always reliably HOT.
Guillermo Diaz's Madonna tat.
Chela's “Handful of Gold” compared to early Madonna.
Jeremy Kost's new Polaroid book looks like a must-own.