He Was 74 Years Old :(
Very sad news to pass along today … Ray Manzarek, one of the founding members of the iconic LA rock band The Doors, passed away at the age of 74 today. News of Manzarek‘s passing was announced on the official Facebook profile for The Doors. According to the statement, Ray succumbed to cancer. Blah. Even tho late lead singer Jim Morrison is the person that most people think about when they think of The Doors, Manzarek was just as integral to the band’s success as Morrison was. Ugh, this is such sad news. Click below to read the full text of this very sad death announcement. More »
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"I know Chris is in heaven. He was a true friend"
Last week we learned the tragic news that Kriss Kross member Chris Kelly (aka the Mac Daddy) passed away at the age of 34 after an apparent drug overdose. A day later we heard from his Kriss Kross partner Chris Smith (aka the Daddy Mac) as he commented on the death of his longtime friend. The funeral for Chris Kelly was held in Atlanta, GA yesterday and Chris Smith was among the speakers who eulogized Kelly. Click the embed above to watch Smith break down as he spoke lovingly about his friend. It’s a tough video to watch because you can see how much Smith loves his friend. Here’s hoping Chris Kelly has finally found the peace that he was missing in life.
The World Loses a Soap Opera Legend
Very, very sad news to pass along right now … legendary soap opera actress Jeanne Cooper, from the long-running and much lauded daytime drama The Young and the Restless, has passed away at the age of 84. The sad news of Jeanne‘s death was reported by her son Corbin Bersen on his social media profiles. Altho Cooper‘s cause of death has not yet been revealed, I think it’s very safe to say that no matter the cause the world has lost a truly iconic television actress. More »
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"Chris Kelly was my Best Friend. He was like a brother."
Yesterday we learned the very tragic news that Chris Kelly, one half of the 90s duo Kriss Kross, passed away at the far too young age of 34. Today we hear from Kelly‘s musical partner Chris Smith about the death of his friend. Naturally, having to release a statement about the death of a loved one is never easy but I think the nice things that Smith had to say about Kelly are worth passing along. Click below to read the full text of Chris Smith‘s official statement about the death of Chris Kelly. More »
... After Only A 6 Month Run
Welp … that’s that … after only 6 months on the London Westend Stage, the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever! will close at the end of June. After a lavishing opening back in December with all 5 of the Spice Girls in attendance, the show was riddled with scathing reviews and, apparently, they were enough to force the show to end early. As far as I’ve heard, Spice Girls fans were charmed by the musical but it would appear that charmed fans aren’t enough to keep the production going. The show has announced that the final performance of Viva Forever! will take place on June 29 then … Peace the Spork Out, Viva Forever! More »
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Drug Overdose is Suspected
Very, very sad news to pass along today … Chris Kelly, one half of the 90s duo Kriss Kross, has died suddenly at the age of 34. At this point, the cause of death has yet to be determined but Kelly was found in an unresponsive state in Atlanta on Wednesday and he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter at a nearby hospital. As you may recall, we learned earlier this year that Chris was reuniting with his Kriss Kross partner Chris Smith for the So So Def 20th Anniversary Party back in February and today, just months later, we learn that he has died :( Click below for all the known deets of this sad story thus far. More »
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Yes, It's Really Happening
Remember back in April of 2012 when we heard that the surviving members of TLC were planning to embark on a “reunion tour” that would include a holographic version of the late Lisa Left Eye Lopes? Yeah, well, it’s really happening. Tionne T-Boz Watkins and Rozonda Chilli Thomas have booked a performance for this Summer that will include a digital incarnation of Left Eye. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this news but … it’s happening, whether we like it or not. More »
48 Hours After her Death, the Song Hits #10
Yesterday we learned the news that Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first and thus far only female Prime Minister, passed away at the age of 87 … and while the news was sad for some, it was quite the opposite for many others. There are a lot of people who dislike Thatcher so much that news of her death became cause for great celebration in the United Kingdom. As a result, a campaign got underway immediately to get the song Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead from The Wizard of Oz into the #1 position on the British music charts. 48 hours after Thatcher‘s death, the song has already made it up into the #10 position. Wow. More »
Peace the Spork Out
Alas … the time has come to say goodbye (once again) to the kids from West Beverly High on the tween CW drama 90210. Yes, after 5 seasons of marginal entertainment, The CW has decided to pull the plug on the series and bring to a close the on-going story of Annie, Dixon, Naomi, Silver, Teddy and the rest of the gang on 90210. As you may know, 90210 is a sequel series of sorts that picked up many years after the end of the hugely popular series Beverly Hills, 90210 ruled the TV airwaves. This May’s season 5 finale will also be the series finale as 90210 says goodbye … for good. More »
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As the one year anniversary of the death of Whitney Houston grows near, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is unveiling a new set of wax statues created in honor and in memory of the late popstar. The Madame Tussaud’s museums in Washington DC, Hollywood, Las Vegas and NYC are all getting a different wax likeness of Whitney and as you can see in the promo photo below, each statue looks incredibly lifelike. These new statues pay homage to Super Bowl ’91 Whitney, I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney, The Bodyguard Whitney and I Look To You Whitney … each, stunning in its own right. Check out the freshly immortalized Whitney below. More »