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So … the day I had been dreading in recent years came yesterday when I got word that my sweet kitty Majik passed away. I mentioned yesterday that I got word late Tuesday night that she had fallen ill and I was able to speak to Erik (who has been caring for her back him in Michigan) before he saw her and said his final goodbyes to her at the veterinary hospital. Erik let me know that she went peacefully and was buried near the woods in his backyard where “the sun shines through the trees”. A fitting place for a sweet, sweet kitty. Needless to say, I was a bit of an emotional wreck for the rest of the day yesterday and into today. After 18 years and 4 months, my Majik has passed away. More »
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He Was 43 Years Old
Extremely sad news to pass along today. You’ve probably seen Norm Oosterbroek in about a million pictures, without realizing it. He was bodyguard to Jay Z, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and countless other celebrities over the years. At 6 feet, 5 inches and 280 pounds he’d been aptly nicknamed the Dutch Giant. The Miami Herald is reporting that on Monday night the bodyguard to the stars met a ‘bizarre end’ when he showed up at a neighbor’s house, completely naked (and reportedly high) and began fighting with the residents. Click inside for more.
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Last night I hung out with my friend Edward for a long overdue dinner hang/catch-up session which turned into a fairly late night in Hollywood. Edward really wanted us to see his friend, who was performing at Sayers Club, so I figured … yes, let’s go. We ended up hanging with his really incredible group of friends as we watched Rumer Willis give a small concert performance. Y’all know that I’m not one to spend late nights on the town mid-week (or ever, really) but I’m really glad I got to hang out with Edward and his friends last night because I had a total blast. More »
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'McCanick' will premiere at TIFF on September 9
Yesterday we got our first look at a promo photo of the late Cory Monteith in the last film he starred in before his untimely death in July. Today, we get our first look at the trailer for that film. As we learned yesterday, Moneith portrays a “drug-addicted criminal sent to prison for murder” in McCanick but that description doesn’t give us a lot of context. The trailer embedded above gives us a bit more insight about Cory‘s character and of the film’s storyline overall. Check out this trailer to get your first look at Cory in action in this gritty film. Honestly, I don’t know that this is a movie that I need to see but I must admit, the trailer does make the film look exciting. What do you think?
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'McCanick' will debut at the Toronto Film Festival next month
Cory Monteith‘s final film, a drama titled McCanick, will be world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival next month just about 2 months after his untimely death last month. In the film, Monteith plays a “drug-addicted criminal sent to prison for murder” which, sadly, reminds us that the young actor passed away due to a deadly overdose of heroin and alcohol. And because the show must go on, the promo machine for this film is now getting underway ahead of it’s eventual theatrical release. Click below to see a promo photo of Cory in character as a drug-abusing criminal as he will be seen in his last film ever. More »
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"The Grandmother Prince George Never Knew"
In the wake of the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis, the firstborn son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, there seems to be a lot of lurve going around for the British royal family … and, in particular, renewed love for Will‘s late mother Diana, the Princess of Wales. In a seeming attempt to capitalize on all this Diana love, Vanity Fair has put the late princess on the cover of the new issue of their magazine. In the cover story feature that is published in this new issue of VF, the magazine looks at Princess Di‘s alleged plans to marry again before her untimely death. Click below to see Diana on the cover of the new issue of Vanity Fair and read a preview of the cover story article titled The Grandmother Prince George Never Knew: Revisiting Diana and the True Love of Her Life. More »
"Thank you all ..."
Glee actor Cory Monteith passed away on July 13 due to an overdose of heroin and alcohol and since that time, his co-star and real life girlfriend Lea Michele has remained silent about his passing … until now. Lea posted a short message of thanks to her followers on Twitter along with a cute photo of Lea and Cory in happier times. Click below to read Lea‘s message in full. More »
Peace the Spork Out
Just before the start of the discussion panel for the HBO series Game of Thrones here at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, an In Memoriam video was shown to fans that pays homage to all of the characters who have died over the course of the first 3 seasons of the show. And, I’m serious … ALL of the characters who have died. The video also features the song It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by Boyz II Men and, I have to say, it’s f*cking flawless. Check out the video above and be reminded of all the folks who got Peace the Sporked Out on Game of Thrones … thus far.
Spoiler Alert Warning, if you’ve yet to watch the show, obvs.
Late Saturday we learned the sad news that Glee actor Cory Monteith was found dead at the all-too young age of 31 inside a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the time, we learned that the autopsy would take place Monday July 16. As expected, the initial results from the autopsy yesterday, as reported by CBS News, did not reveal an official cause of death but the early indications were that there was nothing to indicate that he died due to drug use. Just moments ago, TMZ updated their site with the bold headline CORY MONTEITH Cause of Death HEROIN AND ALCOHOL but no information at all was initially published to the site to go along with the claim. UPDATE: The BC Coroners Service has released the official cause of death. More »
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"I Will Always Love You"
It’s been well over a year since popstar Whitney Houston was laid to rest but finally, all these months later, her final resting place has been marked with a fitting gravestone. There have been many tributes to Houston in the year after her death but it’s taken this long for her gravestone to be put into place. As you can see below, the gravestone is a beautiful tribute to Whitney, etched with a lyric from her most famous song I Will Always Love You. More »
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