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Feb 26 2017
Actor Bill Paxton Of TITANIC & BIG LOVE Fame Dies Suddenly @ 61 Comments (0)

664_1_largeBill Paxton: May 17, 1955—February 25, 2017 (Image via HBO)

Via Bill Paxton, the handsome, affable leading man who appeared in a string of Hollywood blockbusters in the '80s and '90s and was acclaimed for his performance on five seasons of HBO's Big Love, has died at 61.

According to a family statement, Paxton's unexpected death was the result of complications from surgery — what kind was not specified, but rumor has it he underwent heart surgery and suffered a fatall stroke.

The statement read, in part:

It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away," the family statement read. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect the family’s wish for privacy as they mourn the loss of their adored husband and father.

Paxton's death is all the more shocking because he just appeared at the People's Choice Awards in January and at the NAACP Image Awards on February 11,and appeared to be the picture of health.

Paxton began his career as a filmmaker, shooting and starring in the early-MTV music video “Fish Heads” for the creepy song by Barnes & Barnes, a short that appeared on Saturday Night Live in 19880. He also appeared in Pat Benatar's “Shadows of the Night” music video in 1982 as a Nazi, and in a later Limp Bizkit clip.

As an actor, his first movie credit was in the Bill Murray comedy Stripes (1981), and he had a small role in 1984's The Terminator. Thanks to the latter, he became the only actor to do battle with a Terminator, a Xenomorph (Aliens in 1986) and a Predator (Predator 2 in 1990).

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Though Paxton did fine work in the acclaimed dramas One False Move (1992) and Brock_Lovett A Simple Plan (1998), he is probably best-remembered for his role in Titanic (1997), then the highest-grossing movie of all time. He traveled to the actual Titanic with director James Cameron for 2003's Ghosts of the Abyss documentary.

He also had memorable turns in Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995),  Twister (1996) and Nightcrawler (2014), and continued working until his death, appearing in the current TV series Training Day.

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Big Love was Paxton's crowning achievement on TV (and he was super hot in it — Work Unfriendly). Elsewhere on TV, Paxton was Emmy-nominated for Hatfields & McCoys (2012). He has also been nominated for SAG and Golden Globe Awards.

As a director, Paxton turned in the features Frailty (2001) and The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005).

He is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years and two children.

Feb 24 2017
6-PACK — The Boy You Never Knew You Needed To See Naked + Gilles Marini's Chugging Caboose + Twins' Peeks At Hollywood Grandeur + Savage NEW YORKER + Trump's Russian Scandal Continues To Drip, Drip, Drip! Comments (0)

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WIDGETLloyd Daniels gets naked on Instagram. Also, there is a famous person named Lloyd Daniels.

WIDGETGilles Marini shows his butt while topping. (Work Unfriendly)

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WIDGETThe Mutti-Mewse twins have THE best Old Hollywood autograph collection ever. Period. The end.

WIDGETThe New Yorker gets right to the point:

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WIDGETMore troubling corruption: Trump's White House tries to lean on FBI over Russia reports, suggested media manipulation:

WIDGETFormer Sec. of Education Arne Duncan on trans rights rollback: “thoughtless,” “cruel,” “sad.” Plus: Where are alleged good cops Ivanka & Jared?

Feb 23 2017
T-Shirt Of The Week Comments (0)

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Bruce Vilanch wore this winner at a memorial for the late, great Florence Henderson, held at the Music Box Theatre in NYC.

Give 'Em The Old Razzie Dazzle: Randy Jones On CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC Comments (0)

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Randy Jones aka the Cowboy from the Village People gives a charming interview to Yahoo! Music on the occasion of the 37th Golden Raspberry Awards.

Can't Stop the Music, which featured the Village People (plus Steve Guttenberg, E2b346c885e0f23097e8c59a36a7e6b5Valerie Perrine and many moore), won the first-ever honor at the now-infamous ceremony, and he's opening up about working with c0-star Bruce Jenner back in the day:

Bruce Jenner was just a great guy. He was nothing but the best. He was the nicest, the most American, the purest-acting human being. He was polite, he helped me rehearse my lines, he was sexy, he was handsome, he was married, he was young, he was enthusiastic, he was cooperative. I never saw him get angry with people, I never saw him get frustrated. He just appeared to be the absolute perfect person to be on the front of a Wheaties box. And he was very kind to me, very generous. When we were shooting the year of ’79, one of my great remembrances is I celebrated my birthday on Sept. 13 in West Hollywood in the nightclub scene, at a place called Studio One. I still to this day have a birthday gift from him, which was a fabulous pair of aviator sunglasses. Porsche Carrera used to do a sunglasses line, which was incredible, where you could change out the lenses. They were wonderful sunglasses, and I still have those as a gift from him. Bruce had a beautiful Porsche that he drove too.

More here.

The Razzies are announced February 25, with Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party the most nominated documentary ever.

Feb 22 2017
Chained To The BRIT Awards Comments (0)

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Katy Perry brought another political perf of her grower of a single “Chained to the Rhythm” to the BRIT Awards Wednesday.

One of her dancers, dressed as a (not the) white house, tumbled off the stage. But hey, at least nobody dragged Katy down by her cape.

When I first heard this song, I found it very middling, but I have changed my mind completely; I find it so damn catchy, and not just the chorus. She does a lot with a thin voice ...

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Break It Up: FEUD Averted Comments (0)

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I was invited to an early screening of Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated IMG_0026 FX series Feud: Bette and Joan at Hardware in NYC last night, all about the making of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).

Unfortunately, there was a technical snafu that delayed the showing too long for my schedule, so like Jessica Lange's Feud co-star Susan Sarandon did with logic and reason, I abandoned ship. Rigged! Rigged!

I did not, however, keep my promise to live-tweet my disappointment, which might've been appropriate considering the animosity between the film's subjects, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. I guess my passivity may have indicated it was okay to fuck with me, fellas, but I'd like to go on the record stating it is not.

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Still, I had fun with my pal, and one thing that wasn't a drag was the floor show by the talented ... let's go with ladies ... Pixie Aventura and Bootsie Lefaris. Pixie scored with the audience by combining Whitney Houston with Viola Davis (using Fences in ... let's go with ... her ... act! For a bottom, she's downright topical):

Feud: Bette and Joan airs on FX beginning March 5 at 10 p.m. In spite of how you may feel about Sarandon, I'm pretty sure you're going to watch it.

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Feb 20 2017
6-PACK — Conor McGregor Gussies Up + Racing Out Of The Closet + Pence Sides With Trump Over Flynn + Gay Gratitude + Milo's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week! Comments (0)

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WIDGETConor McGregor says he's no celebrity, denies Game of Thrones gig in and on GQ.

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WIDGETBritish race car driver comes out as gay.

WIDGETHmmm. Pence claims Flynn lied to him about contact with Russia, supports Trump's firing of the guy.

WIDGETGay men thank women for being here (not including Phyllis Schlafly):

WIDGETMilo Yiannopoulos's book deal has been canceled by S&S.

WIDGETMilo's advocacy of sex between men and boys as young as 13 leads to a groveling Daily Beast interview, FB apology & CPAC disinvite:

Feb 19 2017
And For The Lady? Comments (0)

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