456 posts categorized "OBITUARY"

Aug 12 2014
Cowardly Lyin': Closeted News Anchor Shep Smith Sniffs At Robin Williams Comments (0)

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Shepard Smith, who is too cowardly to tell anyone he's gay, speaking about the suicide of Robin Williams, seems to be bristling with rage that Williams took his own life. Completing blowing off the very real grip depression can have on people, he said one of the reasons Williams may have killed himself in “a fit of depression” is that he was “such a coward.”

He then gleefully transitions to Republican talking head Kennedy by saying Williams used to get high with her aunt. (Kennedy snickers at the revelation, then tries to contextualize it by dissing the '60s for its Haight-Ashbury “haze,” because the '60s were the worst decade ever for Republicans.)

All of which underscores the importance of not having right-wingers deliver your eulogy.

Smith's contempt for Robin Williams is appalling in this segment, and the timing of his comments is in extremely poor taste. What will it take for people to turn off FOX News for good?

Video of Smith's gross comments after the jump...

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Need To Know: Befuddling Cuddling + Porn Patrol + NaNO! NaNO! + Tennessee You Next Tuesday + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFirst post-drama cuddle from Zankie on Big Brother.

*widget boy cultureMom calls police on 15yo son for watching porn.

*widget boy cultureRobin Williams's touching final Instagram post.

*widget boy cultureIf you're horny and your tail's itchy, click here.

*widget boy cultureTN judge upholds state's gay-marriage ban...for now.

*widget boy cultureMichael Sam accused of publicity-whoring.

*widget boy cultureRyan Seacrest's shirtless past.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco goes blond.

*widget boy cultureWho's still paying for porn?

*widget boy cultureUNBELIEVABLE tail.

*widget boy cultureHot cop of the Castro + ice bucket challenge = YES.

ChrisIced T & A

 
Aug 11 2014
Robin Williams Dies After Apparent Suicide Comments (0)

Large good will hunting2July 21, 1951—August 11, 2014

MorkIn hard-to-believe news, Oscar winning actor and legendary stand-up comedian Robin Williams has died of asphyxiation in what is being surmised to have been an act of suicide.

The inimitable comic had been battling depression.

Williams shot to international fame as “Mork” on Mork & Mindy (1978—1982), a spin-off of Happy Days (1974—1984), only to go on to considerable success as a leading man in films.

Robin-Williams-ModelMaster of the absurd

Along with winning an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his exceptional performance in Good Will Hunting (1997) and acclaim for Good Morning, Vietnam (1997), Williams was, of course, the star of the beloved film Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), one of history's biggest box-office hits.

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He also starred in one of the most successful gay-themed films of all time, The Birdcage (1996).

Most recently, Williams was the star of the David E. Kelly (b. April 4, 1956) series The Crazy Ones on CBS.

 
Need To Know: Prey Of Light + Open Season On Black Teens + Not-So-Mighty ISIS? + The McCain Mutiny + Super Duper Cooper + Crashing Boor + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Show-Lineup-WebsiteAnd not one of them could be bothered to mimic a brunette period?

*widget boy cultureMOTHERS OF RE-INVENTION: 6 Madonna impersonators take on all her hits. Hawk

*widget boy cultureMO cop shoots, kills unarmed black teen.

*widget boy cultureKurds battling back vs. ISIS.

*widget boy cultureMcCain thinks the Iraq War wasn't long enough.

*widget boy cultureSen. Graham (R-SC): “American city in flames!!!” if no war.

*widget boy cultureHillary distinguishes herself from Obama, pans his foreign policy.

*widget boy cultureSoap actor Charles Keating dies @ 72.

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*widget boy cultureCooper Helfet (pictured) is hella hot!

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé is not the queen of subtlety.

*widget boy cultureA collection of thousands of instant boners.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes sneaks back onto Instagram.

*widget boy cultureLive Lion King show on the NYC subway.

*widget boy cultureRon Paul is an MH17 truther. Of course.

*widget boy cultureJosh Hutcherson launches LGBTQ project.

*widget boy cultureThe real Aunt Jemima's grandson sues for $2 billion. Lawdy!

Jemima-660I sho'nuff hopes he gits some da money...because that Aunt Jemima bullshit was damn embarrassing and profitable.

 
Aug 09 2014
Menahem Golan, Israeli Film Pioneer & Action-Movie Kingpin, Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

Menahem-GolanMay 31, 1929—August 8, 2014

Menahem Golan, one half (with cousin Yoram Globus, b. 1941) of the spirited, balls-out indie production company Cannon Films from 1979—1989, died in Israel yesterday at 85.

Golan was known as a colorful character, described by Variety in his obituary as “free-spending” (this fate awaits me, I fear, except for the part about being remembered in Variety). With Globus, he is responsible as a producer for some of the most gloriously terrible, lovably regrettable films of the '70s and (more so) '80s. A lurid, incomplete list includes:

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The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)

Described as a madcap comedy (both untrue), this laughably unfunny piece o' shite is classic for awkward appearances by Adam West (b. September 19, 1928), Phil Silvers (May 11, 1911—November 1, 1985) and Richard Deacon (May 14, 1921—August 8, 1984).

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New Year's Evil (1980)

Execrable horror flick that gave Happy Days galpal Roz Kelly her chance at superstardom.

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8397_9_screenshotAs a kid, I thought she wasn't pretty because she had short hair.

Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)

Starring Sylvia Kristel (September 28, 1952—October 18, 2012), this erotic mess-terpiece was a staple of late-night pay cable in the early '80s. I fussed with our cable box often to try to get a clear picture of the humping.

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266Jayne KennedyFor Christ's sake!

Body and Soul (1981)

Boxing movie starring Leon Isaac Kennedy (b. January 1, 1949) and his then wife Jayne Kennedy (b. October 27, 1951) more famous for the uninhibited nude spread Playboy shot of the goody two-shoes/Christian couple during filming. You must read this passive-aggressively bitchtastic piece from the Chicago Tribune on the latter subject. (A low-resolution copy of a decades-old sex video of the couple has since been leaked.)

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Steveantin1The Last American Virgin (1982)

Delightfully lusty teen-sex comedy with highly sexable guys like Lawrence Monoson (b. August 11, 1964) and Steve Antin (b. April 19, 1958).

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Treasure of the Four Crowns

Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983)

OMG...I went to see this with my Dungeons & Dragons buddies and we loved it. It was in 3-D, and had Spanish actress Ana Obregón (b. March 18, 1955) as the slu—, I mean, leading lady. Just pure trash! Made no sense at all.

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Need To Know: Tomb Of The Uncredited + Guns Suck + Caliente Conference + Sam Sacks + Underwear Is Expendable + MORE! Comments (0)

Karen-X-GaylordThe glamour-gal-next-door's only credited role in 36 films was in 1944's Cover Girl

*widget boy cultureBit player and former Miss Minnesota Karen X. Gaylord dies @ 93. Eau-de-Gaga-Dan-Osborne

*widget boy cultureBlack man shot holding toy gun in toy aisle at Walmart.

*widget boy cultureReagan press sec'y James Brady's death ruled homicide.

*widget boy cultureBeefcake at a journalism conference.

*widget boy cultureFor fans of hairy-chested men: CLICK HERE.

*widget boy cultureMichael Sam makes NFL debut, tackles.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne's bulge makes The Expendables 3 debut.

*widget boy cultureWhy Obama acted in Iraq.

*widget boy cultureTwo girls vs. one Cupp.

*widget boy cultureDo you want to smell like Lady Gaga?

*widget boy cultureUnreleased Madonna track with Eve and Pharrell.

*widget boy cultureColton Haynes...running bare???

*widget boy cultureAre they toys, or are they art? Both?

Toys-artI want this. I don't know why.

 
Aug 05 2014
Who Are The Plastics?: Recycling Trailblazer Dies Comments (0)

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Millie Zantow, the Wisconsin woman who brought plastics recycling to the U.S. dies @ 91. Short, inspiring doc on her after the jump...

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Aug 04 2014
Need To Know: People Have The Shower + Mideast Maelstrom + I Have A (Bad) Dream + Dammit, Janet + Playing The Disgrace Card + Beyoncé Track Elevatorized + DIRECTV J.O. Material + MORE! Comments (0)

DanosborneShowered with attention

*widget boy cultureThere are worse ways to spend your time than watching Dan Osborne shower.

*widget boy cultureU.S. condemns Israeli shelling of U.N. school.

*widget boy cultureDeportation-happy House votes against Dreamers.

*widget boy cultureKill the Gays law struck down on technicality by Ugandan court.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson album rumor struck down by Janet Jackson.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Idol alum Michael Johns dies at 35 after twisting his ankle. Stefan-Pinto

*widget boy cultureShould he keep the beard?

*widget boy cultureThe C-word gets read, to a disco beat.

*widget boy cultureMeet Torsten, the Bareback Saint.

*widget boy cultureHottest June in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureWorst CA drought in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureHave to agree with Roxane Gay that she's a pretty shitty feminist.

*widget boy culture Liz Cheney's furious at Obama. Yawn.

*widget boy cultureHere comes the fuzz!

Peach-assPeachy keen

*widget boy cultureReady for another Romy & Michele reunion? Disney isn't.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé shamelessly used ElevatorGate in a new “Flawless” remix.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley goes for (and gets) the gold.

*widget boy cultureBroadest attack on states' gay-marriage bans yet.

*widget boy cultureGay marriages in OK: Soon.

*widget boy cultureKickstarter for making potato salad raises $55,000+.

*widget boy cultureGlenn Beck cops to saying “some stupid things.”

*widget boy cultureBeating of trans woman in Honduras by cop caught on video.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas and his back cleavage heat up new DIRECTV series Kingdom.

Nick Jonas- musclesI want you back.