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English Socialite Peaches Geldof Has Passed Away

Her death at 25 is described as "unexplained and sudden"

Very tragic news to pass along right now … Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof of the Boomtown Rats, has died at the very young age of 25. At this point, police are describing her death as “unexplained and sudden”. Even more tragic, Peaches leaves behind a husband and two small children (her first son was born in 2012). I must admit that I am not very familiar with Peaches because as a British socialite, she didn’t really work much here in the US. I understand she enjoyed a successful career as a television presenter but undoubtedly, her role as mother and wife was her greatest accomplishment. Wow, just 25 years old and gone. More »

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Mickey Rooney Has Passed Away

He was 92 years old

Very sad news to pass along today … legendary actor Mickey Rooney has passed away at the age of 93 years old. It is being reported that Rooney had been ill in recent months and that he passed away due to natural causes. It is difficult for me to adequately explain how important Mickey Rooney was as a Hollywood star because, unfortunately, I am not as familiar with his work as many other people are. Unlike an actress like Shirley Temple, who my mother was a huge fan of, Rooney was for me one of those actors who was a big name and who appeared in guest roles, even tho I personally never really became versed in his major work. Still, even I know that Mickey Rooney was a big name in Hollywood and can appreciate the importance of losing him. More »

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Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 Years After His Death

The "Hesitant Poet Of 'Grunge Rock'"

20 years ago today, the world lost the musical genius Kurt Cobain when he took his own life at the far too young age of 27. It’s really impossible to describe the feeling that was felt on that fateful day back in 1994 unless you were there to experience it first hand. For Generation X, news of Cobain‘s death resonated in much the same way that news of John Lennon‘s death impacted people in the early 80s. For us, it is a day that most people remember in much the same way that people alive in the 1960s remember where they were when they learned of President John F. Kennedy‘s death. It’s really insane to think that two decades have passed since Kurt‘s death. In some ways, it feels like it was not long ago. In other ways, it feels like a lifetime ago. The world is so different today than it was back on April 5, 1994. In honor of Kurt‘s memory, let’s go back to that day to be reminded of the day that the “hesitant poet of Grunge Rock” died. More »

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Miley Cyrus Mourns The Death Of Her Dog On Twitter

"I am miserable"

Sad Miley Cyrus news to pass along today … Miley informed the world on her official Twitter profile that her beloved pet dog Floyd passed away back home while she was away on tour. As you may know, Miley lost another dog named Lila when she passed away back in 2012 … but Floyd‘s death seems to have hit her especially hard. Anyone who has ever loved a pet knows how strong the bond is between human and animal so my heart really goes out to her right now. Miley shared two very sweet photos of Floyd in his memory which you can see in her eulogy tweets below. More »

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Michael Jackson Will Release A New Album Titled ‘Xscape’ In May

Surprise!

Over the weekend we learned that the late Johnny Cash is releasing a posthumous album this week and has enough unreleased material for for or five more albums to come. Not to be outdone, we learn today that the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is readying the release of a new posthumous album of his own. This Summer, it will have been 5 years since MJ died … but ahead of that sad anniversary, he will release a new album of previously unreleased material titled Xscape. More »

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Beyoncé Shares Photos From The Finale Performance Of The ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ World Tour

"Thank You! Much Love"

On Friday we got to see video of Beyoncé having an ugly cry as she performed the last song on the final performance of her year-long Mrs. Carter Show World Tour on Thursday night. Today, we learn that she has unleashed a bunch of behind the scenes photos that were snapped on her last night of the tour and you can see some of them in the gallery presented here. Bey has also released a Goodbye and Thank You video for fans as she puts the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to bed for good. Check out the video below as we Peace the Spork Out one of the greatest pop music concerts that I have ever seen in my life.

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Seattle Police Release Even More Photos From The Kurt Cobain Death Scene

A sad portrait of Kurt's final days

Last week, the Seattle Police Department revealed that they found a roll of undeveloped film from the 1994 Kurt Cobain death scene. A day or so later, they released a couple photos from that role of film. Today we get to see a bunch more photos from the death scene, including Polaroid photos not included in the newfound undeveloped roll of film, in a new batch of previously unseen photos from the death scene. These new photos feature the suicide note that Kurt left with a pen shoved through it, which really only adds to the sad scene. It’s still hard to believe that Cobain has been gone for 20 years now. Hopefully the release of these photos will finally put that day back in 1994 to final rest.

[Photo credit: Seattle Police Department; Source]

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Ellen DeGeneres Was DESTROYED By Last Night’s Episode Of ‘Scandal’

ATTENTION: SPOILER ALERT WARNING

In the first 5 seconds of last night’s episode of Scandal, we learned which character on the show got shot at the end of last week’s episode (which Shannon brilliantly recapped HERE). Now, in an effort to do everything that I can to keep from spoiling last night’s episode for those of you who have yet to watch the ep, I will NOT talk about anything that happened on last night’s episode except to say that a character got shot … and Ellen DeGeneres has a really hard time watching last night’s ep. Click below to continue this conversation with me and find out why Ellen was so upset by last night’s episode and see her reaction to what went down on Scandal last night. More »

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Police Release New Photos From The Kurt Cobain Death Investigation

20 Years Later

Several rolls of undeveloped film have been found among evidence collected from the Kurt Cobain death investigation that took place 20 years ago way back in 1994. When news of this undeveloped film and the unseen photos it contained began to spread, rumors started to swirl that the police investigation into Cobain‘s death might be reopened. Seattle Police have decided to release two previously unseen photos from the Cobain death scene but they are making it very clear that the investigation into his death has NOT been reopened. Click below to see the photos from Kurt Cobain‘s death investigation, which remains case closed. More »

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Fred Phelps, Hatemonger & Founder Of The Westboro ‘Church’, Has Died

Bye

I find it loathsome to give any attention to the vile Westboro Baptist “Church” and anyone involved with the hate that they spread on a daily basis but it seems significant enough in terms of pop culture to pass along the news that Fred Phelps, the founder of Westboro, has died at the age of 84. It was reported a few days ago that Phelps was “near death” and today we learn that he did die just before midnight last night. A group of Satanists have been waiting for news of Phelps‘s death because they plan to do a “pink mass” ritual that will “turn him gay” after his death. I guess that ritual can now take place because the hatemonger Fred Phelps is dead. More »

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