The TV Guide
You know … I’ve thought long and hard about what my last post here on Pink is the new Blog might be like … and not just over the past few months when I was informed that I would no longer be writing the site. Way back in 2002, when I started writing my very first blog … I was convinced that I would tire of writing stuff daily on my “weblog” for an audience that didn’t exist. I was certain that I might keep up with the practice for a month … or a few months … but even as I was just starting to blog personally — for me — I was already thinking about what the end might be like. There is a wonderful freedom that comes from writing for one’s self. When you have a blank page that you can fill with whatever your heart’s desire and you have no fear of criticism or judgement from others — be they friend or foe — you learn things about yourself that you never knew existed. You are able to unleash a power within you that can allow you to be the best person you can be. When you find an audience that, over time, changes from this nebulous idea of “people” out there and into honest to goodness friends that you just haven’t met yet, well … you realize that something greater than yourself is at work. I have been beyond blessed to have lived the life I enjoyed for the past 10+ years with all of you. And it has been an honor and a privilege to provide this forum where we can all share fun, love, laughter and tears together. More »
She succumbed to cancer
Back in May, we learned officially that David Lynch and Showtime reached a deal to make the forthcoming new season of Twin Peaks a reality and, as you may recall, we heard that the sequel season of the show would include as many of the actors from the original version of Twin Peaks as possible. Among the original actors slated to return for the new season of Twin Peaks was actress Catherine Coulson, the woman who played the Log Lady on the show back in the ’90s. Very sadly, I must pass along the news that Coulson died yesterday at the age of 71 after she lost her battle with cancer. Part of the appeal for me about the return of Twin Peaks was that actors like Catherine Coulson would be back to reprise their beloved roles … so news of Coulson‘s death is, I’m sure, very tragic for her Twin Peaks fans. More »
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She succumbed to breast cancer :(
Beloved author, Jackie Collins, passed away today at the age of 77. The Collins family released an official statement announcing this very sad news, explaining that Jackie succumbed to breast cancer … an illness that she chose to keep very private. It’s really hard to believe that this incredibly vibrant woman is gone. She was just on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live late night talk show on Bravo back in June and I remember thinking how alive and full of zest the woman was — and in her late 70s. Honestly, I was unaware that she had breast cancer so, yes, this news is a shock to me. Click below to read a portion of the official statement released by the Collins family and join me in mourning the amazing Jackie Collins. More »
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'Oh No (I'll Never Fall In Love Again)'
Back in March we honored the sad occasion of the 20th anniversary of the murder of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and today we learn of the existence of a previously unreleased, unheard Selena song. Quintanilla‘s father Abraham gave an interview where he revealed that the unreleased song Oh No (I’ll Never Fall In Love Again) was never professionally recorded but was taped during a rehearsal session for the song and, therefore, isn’t up to par for official release … but after Selena‘s brother A.B. and the Kumbia Kingz recorded music for the track, he decided to release the song online for fans to enjoy. Click below to hear Oh No in full and get a taste of what could’ve been had Selena lived to make more music. More »
"The show will not just be Whitney comes on, sings and gets off"
The late Tupac Shakur has been given the hologram treatment, as has the late Michael Jackson. Today we learn that the late Whitney Houston will be “resurrected” as a hologram that will go on a concert tour next year. Alki David, the CEO of Hologram USA, gave an interview to Billboard magazine to discuss plans for hologram Whitney‘s planned upcoming tour, giving us a bit of insight as to how the show was conceived, which Houston family members are on board and what audiences might expect when hologram Whitney‘s tour comes to town. More »
Trent hangs out with the BtVS stars
Guys, we were recently ordered to have some pure, unadulterated fun during these last two weeks of PITNB as we know it, and that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. Our amazing intern and longtime PITNBr Iris had this great idea to look back on some of the most memorable throwback PITNB posts, and I wanted to start with this one. You veteran readers will remember the epic epicness of Trent’s blog about the 2008 Buffy The Vampire Slayer reunion, which he got to attend as Amber Benson‘s personal guest. For me, this is incredibly fun because it’s the first time I’m reading some of these, and—as always—I’m completely slayed by Trent’s entire life. Click inside to relive the magic!
"On behalf of the Brown and Houston families"
Just one month ago, Bobbi Kristina Brown was memorialized and laid to rest among family and close friends and today we get to share a bit in the funeral service that took place in early August. Director Tyler Perry was asked by the Houston and Brown families to share the tribute video that he put together in memorial of Bobbi Kristina Brown, a video that was shown only at her funeral service. As you can see below, the video features photos of Bobbi Kristina set to the music of the late Whitney Houston. The song, You Were Loved, taken from the movie soundtrack to Houston‘s film The Preacher’s Wife plays as images from BK‘s life are show. It is a very poignant, very sweet video memorial. Watch it in full below. More »
He succumbed to his battle with brain cancer :(
I am extremely gutted to pass along the very sad news that the absolutely brilliant film director Wes Craven passed away yesterday at the age of 76. According to the official statement released by his family, Craven suffered from brain cancer … which was the cause of his death. It is probably impossible to find a person alive today who hasn’t been affected, in one way or another, by the work of Wes Craven. He is best known for his films A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and Scream (1996) but he is also well-known for his other horror films Last House on the Left (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1976), The People Under the Stars (1991) and others. Basically, Wes Craven is the reason we haven’t been able to sleep soundly for the past 40+ years … so we have him to thank for that. And now, he’s gone. More »
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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 »