The beloved Batgirl was 78 years old
It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I pass along the news today that actress Yvonne Craig has passed away. Yvonne is best known for playing the role of Batgirl / Barbara Gordon on the 1966 TV series Batman and, to me, will always be remembered as the plucky superhero in the shimmery skintight purple and gold costume. As a very young child, I formed an attachment to the ’60s Batman series (in reruns, I’m not that old) because I really felt affection for the characters. Batman was my hero, Robin was someone that I wanted to hug/was in love with and Batgirl was someone I wanted to marry (like Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, she was the epitome of female perfection for me when I was a young child). Yvonne Craig has always held a special place in my heart and I am extremely saddened by her passing. More »
RIP Bobbi Kris
Last weekend, Bobbi Kristina Brown was memorialized in private wake and funeral services that were only attended by family and very close friends. Even still, her funeral was marred by a reported outburst by Bobby Brown‘s sister Leolah Brown who had to be ejected from the service for causing a ruckus. It has also been reported that a photo of BK‘s body in her casket, taken by a family member, was sold to a tabloid for upwards of $100,000. Today we learn that Bobbi was laid to eternal rest yesterday next to her mother Whitney Houston, who passed away back in 2012. At long last, Bobbi Kristina can rest by her mother’s side, far away from the horrible and disgusting family drama that plagued her entire short life. More »
Family infighting haunts Bobbi Kristina to the very end
As we learned earlier this week, Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s funeral is taking place today at St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA and, very sadly, it’s not the mournful, respectful, loving affair that it should be. As you may recall, we learned previously that the two sides of BK‘s family — the Houstons and the Browns — couldn’t agree on how best to memorialize Bobbi Kristina, which got the family feuding into full swing before the funeral even took place. Today we learn that the funeral invite that was sent to family members caused strife between BK‘s aunts Pat Houston and Leolah Brown … and the infighting has reached a point where the two sides of the family are distrustful of one another … which is absolutely the worst way to memorialize Bobbi Kristina but, sadly, is par for the course for the family drama that she endured her entire life :( UPDATE: Bobbi Kristina‘s funeral service turned ugly, unfortunately. More »
The family is reportedly fighting over those funeral plans, tho
At the start of this week, we learned the very sad news that Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away at the age of 22 as a result of injuries caused by a drowning incident that took place back in January. Today we learn that funeral plans are coming together for Bobbi Kristina but things are reportedly not going very smoothly. BK‘s family has decided that her funeral will be a private affair and will take place this Saturday August 1 at St. James United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA but the two sides of the family — the Houstons and the Browns — are reportedly butting heads over the actual funeral plans. The family has agreed, it seems, that BK will be laid to rest next to her mother, the late Whitney Houston. It’s so sad that even in death, Bobbi Kristina can’t seem to find any familial peace. More »
"The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.”
Earlier today we learned the sad news that Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, passed away at the age of 22 as a result of the drowning incident that rendered her comatose back in January. In the wake of the tragic news of her passing, the late Whitney Houston‘s official Facebook page has paid tribute to Bobbi Kristina‘s memory with a sweet photo of Whitney and Bobbi as a child. Additionally, we learn that BK‘s pseudo brother-turned-fiancée Nick Gordon is “devastated” by the news of her death and that an autopsy has been ordered to formally determine her cause of death. Due to the possible criminal investigation that was opened earlier this year into BK‘s accident, the case has now been deemed a homicide investigation. Bobbi Kirstina may be finally at rest but the investigation into her death (and the inevitable drama it will inspire) is just getting started. More »
"She is finally at peace"
For most of us following Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s story over the last few months, today’s news—though tragic and unwelcome—doesn’t come as a complete shock. The 22 year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston has passed away after nearly six months of being in a coma. Bobbi‘s death is incredibly unfortunate, even more so because the circumstances of her passing are not completely clear. Whatever the case turns out to be, 22 is entirely too young an age for anyone to lose their life. Click inside for more.
Season 3 will be the last :(
Even tho I’m still reeling from the news that Britney Spears may have broken up with Charlie Ebersol, now I have to deal with the reality that NBC has decided to cancel their absolutely brilliant TV series Hannibal. I just wrote a post this weekend about how well this new season 3 is going and today we learn that the show will end at the conclusion of this season. You know, I had a feeling that Hannibal‘s days were numbered on NBC. The fact that we got a season 3 was a miracle in and of itself. So, altho it SUCKS really bad that Hannibal has been cancelled, at least we can still savor the current season that will air through August. More »
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A great light has gone out in the world
Very, very sad news to pass along today … one of the most prolific, most accomplished and most respected actors of the past 50+ years has died. Christopher Lee made a career out of playing iconic characters in film, television and on the stage and today, we are mourning his passing. Over the course of his storied career, Lee played legendary characters like Dracula and Frankenstein and, more recently, played lead characters in the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films and newer Star Wars films. He was quite probably the greatest villain actor of all time. It was reported recently that Lee was hospitalized with heart failure and, sadly, we learn today that he passed away at the age of 93. More »
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Peace the Sport Out to the World's First Canine Realty TV Star
Very sad news to pass along today … after 14 years on planet earth, Paris Hilton‘s beloved pet Chihuahua Tinkerbell has died. I know that many of you young’ns probably don’t know Tinkerbell very well since it’s been many years since we’ve seen the pooch in the public eye but I know you old skool PITNB readers will fondly remember that Tinkerbell was as famous as Lindsay Lohan, Hilary Duff, Lauren Conrad, Nicole Richie or any of the Hollywood “It” Girls from back in the day (ie. the early ’00s). Paris broke the news about Tinkerbell‘s death on her Instagram and Twitter profiles last night and, in honor of her dearly departed pet, has decided to devote her entire Instagram page to photos of Tinkerbell. I think you will agree that a very hearty Peace the Spork Out is in order for little Tinkerbell. More »
Forever the Queen of Tejano Music
20 years ago today, on March 31, 1995, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was gunned down and murdered at the far too young age of 23 — in the literal prime of her life. At 23, Selena was a Tejano Music superstar and was on the verge of breaking through into the Pop Music mainstream. Had Selena not been murdered, it is my opinion that she would’ve gone on to enjoy a Jennifer Lopez level of stardom (which is so ironic considering J. Lo‘s meteoric rise to fame began when she portrayed Quintanilla in the biopic film Selena back in 1997). As a kid growing up in Michigan, I wasn’t really aware of Selena‘s fame until after her death but my family members in Texas were huge, devoted fans who were gutted when Selena was killed. I did go back and listen to Selena‘s music (her songs are in heavy rotation on my most favorite playlists, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom is prob my fave go to Selena song) and fell in love with her story in the biopic and became one of her biggest posthumous fans. Today is a sad anniversary but Selena‘s impact on the world of music is still felt 20 years after her death so I decided homage needed to be paid. Click through the gallery to see some of my fave photos of Selena then click below to read excerpts from an interview that the Associated Press did with Selena‘s father Abraham Quintanilla. More »