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Tinkerbell, Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua, Has Died

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 »

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Remembering Selena Quintanilla On The 20th Anniversary Of Her Death

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 »

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Watch: ‘Glee’ Performed ‘I Lived’ By One Republic As Its Series Finale Song

Peace the Spork Out, Glee
The End

After 6 seasons, Glee came to an end on Friday night when the series finale episode aired on Fox and while I don’t really have much love lost for this show that lost my interest years ago, I think it’s worth saying goodbye to the once truly revolutionary TV show. I can’t even get into the all the crazy stuff that went down on the series finale ep (way too many time jumps, TBH) but I do want to share video of the final song performance … One Republic‘s I Lived. Click the embed above to watch the cast of Glee perform the swan-song that caps off their 6 season run. I also want to note that the finale episode did much to pay homage to the late Cory Monteith, who was memorialized one more time with the Glee performance of Journey‘s Don’t Stop Believin’ from the season premiere episode. Click below to watch the performance again, remember how amazing Glee used to be and try not to bawl your eyes out. More »

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Paid Tribute To The Late Leonard Nimoy Last Night

The Impact

Last night, Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre paid tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy in a fitting and poignant way. As you may know, Nimoy‘s impact on the nerdy TV sitcom has always been clear so it was very touching that the show decided to honor him in the wake of his tragic death last week. At the end of all of his TV shows, Lorre flashes a title card during the credits that offers commentary or insight on the news o’ the day (he famously feuded with Charlie Sheen back when he was fired from Two and a Half Men). At the conclusion of last night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck Lorre‘s episode title card was devoted entirely to Leonard Nimoy. See it below. More »

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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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