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Leonard Nimoy’s Final Tweet Is Perfectly Beautiful

Live Long And Prosper

Just a short time ago, we learned the very sad news that Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83 due to complications from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But it was only 5 days ago that Nimoy posted his final tweet on his official Twitter profile and as you can read below, it is absolutely the perfect final tweet ever. Leonard, a poet at heart, leaves the world with a beautiful sentiment that will stand as a fitting testament to his time here on earth. Read Leonard Nimoy‘s final tweet below. More »

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‘Star Trek’ Star Leonard Nimoy Has Passed Away

Peace the Spock Out :(

Very, very sad news to pass along today … Leonard Nimoy, known around the world as Mr. Spock from Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 83. It was reported last week that Nimoy had fallen ill but, honestly, it never occurred to me at all that he might not survive his illness. It absolutely never occurred to me once that Leonard Nimoy might die. I cannot even tell you how much of a shock this news is to me. News of Nimoy‘s death was made public a short time ago by his wife Susan who reveals that he died peacefully at home due to complications from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More »

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Two Members Of Nicki Minaj’s Road Crew Were Stabbed In Philadelphia, One Of Them Fatally

"Another senseless act of violence"

Nicki Minaj took to social media just a short time ago to reveal that two members of her tour road crew were stabbed in an altercation in Philadelphia, PA last night. While one of the men remains in critical condition, the other man died as a result of his injuries. Nicki shared the info on her official Twitter profile and paid tribute to the men — De’Von Day Day Pickett and Eric Parker — on her official Instagram profile. According to reports, the stabbing took place at a bar and grill in the wee hours this morning. The men had only been in town for two days prior to begin rehearsals for Nicki‘s upcoming European concert tour. Ugh, just sad and completely senseless. More »

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Lesley Gore Has Passed Away At 68

I'll cry if I want to :(

Very sad news to pass along today. The ’60s pop singer Lesley Gore has passed away today at the far too young age of 68. Altho details about Gore‘s death are scant at this early stage, it has been revealed that Lesley died of cancer. Lesley Gore was one of the biggest pop stars of her day with hits like It’s My Party and You Don’t Own Me and she even appeared as one of Catwoman‘s minions on the 1960′s TV series Batman. It was that role that actually introduced me to Lesley Gore when I watched the reruns as a child but as I got older, I became more acquainted with her brilliant pop songs. Click below to learn the known deets regarding Lesley Gore‘s sad death and hear 3 of her biggest most memorable pop hits. More »

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Facebook Now Lets You Designate Who Will Control Your Account After You Die

Legacy Contact

Up until now, if you died and no one knew your Facebook password then your account would remain active and it would sit online untouched so that family, friends and strangers could interact with your account as if you were still alive … which means your Facebook legacy could’ve turned into an eternal repository for Candy Crush invites. Thankfully, all of that has changed now that Facebook has added functionality to accounts that allow users to designate a legacy contact that can have access to your Facebook profile in the event of your death. Altho a bit morbid, this is much-needed functionality, I’d say. More »

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The ‘SkyMall’ Magazine Is Dunzo!

Peace the Spork Out :(

Sad, sad, sad news to pass along, frequent fliers … the iconic airline magazine/catalog SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to clear their debt and sell their assets … which means that the magazine is totally dunzo. Boo! I can’t even tell you how much I love SkyMall. I may have blogged about the mag a few times (HERE, HERE and HERE) so, yeah, news of SkyMall‘s demise is a huge bummer for me ;( More »

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Britney Spears Is Supposedly ‘Devastated’ By The Death Of An Alleged ‘Ex-Boyfriend’ In Afghanistan That No One Ever Heard Of

Ummm ... what?

So here’s the weirdest thing you’re gonna hear all day … according to a new tabloid report going around, our dear Britney Spears is supposedly mourning the devastating death of an ex-boyfriend that she allegedly had back in 2007 (around the time she was enduring the darkest days of her life). John Sundahl, who has been referred to as her sober companion in Alcoholics Anonymous during that time, was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan recently … which has, supposedly, left Britney devastated because the two allegedly dated. While it is very sad that this man was killed, I don’t recall Britney ever dating the guy … at all. More »

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The Black Crowes Have Broken Up

"It is with great disappointment and regret ..."

Bummer news for fans of the rock band the Black Crowes … according to a statement released by guitarist Rich Robinson, the band has officially broken up. It turns out that there has been some infighting in the band about group membership, stake in the band and of course money and because things have reached an impasse, Robinson says, the band has to break up. I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of the Black Crowes but I’ve always respected their work and really do like many of their big singles. It’s sad that the group’s legacy has to be tarnished by this messy-sounding break up but … such is rock ‘n roll. More »

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Despite Being Dead For 53 Years, Marilyn Monroe Has Been Named The New Face Of Max Factor Cosmetics

The late starlet is now a "global brand ambassador"

Last summer, Gwyneth Paltrow was hired as the celebrity spokesmodel for Max Factor Cosmetics. Today we learn that the company has selected someone more, well, dead as their newest celebrity spokesmodel. In spite of the fact that Marilyn Monroe has been dead for 53 years and, at this point, doesn’t have the need to wear cosmetics (or, you know, have the need to have a face), she has been selected as the celebrity global brand ambassador for Max Factor. And, yes, while Marilyn is a legendary icon of beauty and glamor, I’m not sure how much sense it makes for a cosmetics company selling products to the living to “hire” a dead person to peddle their wares. More »

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Jennifer Lopez Has Changed Her Name Back To ‘Jennifer Lopez’

Peace the Spork Out, Jennifer Muniz

You may not have known this but when Jennifer Lopez married Marc Anthony back in 2004, she took his real last name and became Jennifer Muniz legally … even tho she remained Jennifer Lopez professionally. Now, 10 years after she became Jennifer Muniz, J. Lo has legally changed her name back to Jennifer Lopez … which is now her name both legally and professionally. So J. Mu is now J. Lo again even tho she has been J. Lo to us the whole time. More »

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