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The Tupac Musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Bombs On Broadway, Will Close This Weekend

Dunzo!

Welp … I guess the plan to bring the music of Tupac Shakur to the Broadway stage was too ambitious or not well-executed or whatever because we learn today that the show is closing early due to nonexistent ticket sales. Holler If Ya Hear Me opened on the Great White Way just a few weeks ago and never really caught on with either 2pac fans or Broadway fans. Because the show turned out to be a bomb, producers have decided to close the show early in order to cut their losses while they can. After only 38 performances (not including previews), Holler If Ya Hear Me will Peace the Spork Out this Sunday. More »

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Lea Michele Remembers Cory Monteith On The Anniversary Of His Death

Love

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the tragic death of Glee actor Cory Monteith and to mark the occasion, Lea Michele posted a sweet photo in remembrance of her late boyfriend on her official Instagram profile. In the past year, Lea has talked some about Corey‘s death but she has also made sure to honor his memory with sweet photos on her social media accounts. On what would’ve been his 32nd birthday in May, Lea shared a photo of Cory and then yesterday, she shared another. Check it out below. More »

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‘Glee’ Star Becca Tobin’s Boyfriend Matt Bendik Has Passed Away Suddenly

Almost on the anniversary of Cory Monteith's death

Very, very sad news to pass along today. Almost one year after Glee actor Cory Monteith passed away, we learn today that death has struck the Glee family again. Matt Bendik, the boyfriend of Becca Tobin (the actress who plays Kitty Wilde on the show), was found dead in a hotel room in Philadelphia, PA yesterday while the pair were in town for a business trip. Thus far, no cause of death has been reported but authorities maintain that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found in the room, no medication, no mention of alcohol and no weapons of any kind have been found. Becca and Matt were last spotted at a nightclub together on Wednesday night before Matt was found in his hotel room the next day. Bendik was a beloved member of the staff of the DBA nightclub here in LA, where he was honored last night. Ugh. This is just a sad, sad story. More »

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Miley Cyrus Introduces Her New Dog Emu Coyne To The World

"Hes here and here to stay"

Back in early April, Miley Cyrus lost her beloved dog Floyd. His death had a huge impact on her that still resonates today. Days after Floyd‘s death, she adopted a new dog but almost immediately decided that she couldn’t move on so quickly with a new pet and found the pooch a new home. This weekend, Miley has introduced her fans to another newly adopted dog she has named Emu Coyne. It would appear that she is finally ready to move on with a new pet dog and judging by the photos she has shared of baby Emu, she is crazy in love. More »

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‘Designing Women’ Star Meshach Taylor Has Passed Away

He was only 67 years old

Very sad news to pass along today … actor Meshach Taylor, who you may remember from his film role in Mannequin or his TV role on Designing Women, has passed away at the all-too young age of 67. It was announced on his official Facebook profile on Friday that he was near death and last night, he passed away. Taylor had been battling cancer for the past few years and now, that battle is over. I understand that Meshach was surrounded by family and friends … which, I hope, was of some comfort in his last moments. More »

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‘Survivor’ Contestant Caleb Bankston Was Killed In A Tragic Train Accident

He was only 26 years old :(

I have some very sad, extremely tragic news to pass along today regarding a former contestant on Survivor. Caleb Bankston, who competed with his fiancé Colton Cumbie on Survivor: Blood vs. Water, was killed recently in a horribly tragic train accident. I watched and loved Caleb‘s season of Survivor and I really liked him as a contestant on the show and as a person overall. Despite the nasty way his fiancé played the game, Caleb was able to offset that negativity with his own love and positivity. TMZ has the gruesome details regarding Caleb‘s untimely death. He was only 26 years old. Man. More »

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Remembering Michael Jackson 5 Years After His Death

MJ still Reigns

5 years ago today, the world was shocked to learn that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop himself, passed away suddenly in his home here in LA. 5 years later, we remember that fateful day … and take some stock on what the late MJ has been up to in recent months. As I understand it, Michael Jackson has made more money in the years since he did than he did in the last 5 years that he was alive. Just this year, he released a new album titled Xscape and a new single with Justin Timberlake titled Love Never Felt So Good. At the Billboard Music Awards last month, a hologram version of MJ performed on stage … and kinda slayed everyone who laid eyes on the performance. Altho he’s been dead for half a decade now, Michael Jackson has been enjoying more success than he has in many, many years. More »

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The US Patent Office Strips The Washington Redskins Of Their Trademark

The name Redskins is “disparaging to Native Americans”

A few weeks ago Shannon posted excerpts from a powerful essay about the racist offensiveness of the The Washington Redskins‘ football team name and today we learn that the US Patents and Trademark Office agrees … because they have just stripped the team of the trademark to the name “Washington Redskins” because, they have determined, the name is “disparaging to Native Americans”. Um, duh. It has always been so, IMHO, but — at last — a major ruling on the name has been handed down. Now that the Redskins have lost their trademark, it is all but certain that the football team will have to come up with another, less racistly offensive name. More »

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Casey Kasem Has Passed Away

The Radio Legend has died at 82

Very sad news to pass along today … disc jockey, voice actor and radio legend Casey Kasem has passed away at the age of 82. Kasem suffered from Lewy Body Dementia (a degenerative disease similar to Parkinson’s Disease) in recent years and endured a family struggle between his wife Jean and his children in recent weeks. But according to an announcement by his family just moments ago, Casey passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. More »

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Ann B. Davis From ‘The Brady Bunch’ Has Passed Away At 88

She died after suffering a tragic accident ;(

Very sad news to pass along today … actress Ann B. Davis, the woman who played the loving housekeeper Alice on the long-running TV series The Brady Bunch, passed away yesterday after she suffered a fall in her San Antonio, TX home on Saturday. It is being reported that Ann fell in her bathroom, hit her head in the accident and never regained consciousness … she was 88 years old. I’m fairly certain that every single person from my generation not only knows Ann as Alice but also loves her for the way she took care of the Brady children on TV and stole our hearts as the housekeeper/caretaker that we all wished we had in our lives. More »

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