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Shirley Temple Black Passes Away At 85

The Depression Era Darling

Very sad news to pass along today … actress-turned-diplomat Shirley Temple Black passed away last night in her Woodside, CA home at the age of 85. I realize that Shirley Temple‘s fame is difficult for many of us to understand because she was in her prime back in the 1930s but I hope, at least, many of you are aware of Temple‘s stunning career. My parents, who are much much older, are big Shirley Temple fans … so this news is tough for them. Because I was exposed to many of Temple‘s black and white films when I was very young, I can’t help but feel some of their pain of loss. More »

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Flappy Bird Is Dunzo!

Peace the Spork Out

Yesterday we learned the (sad? happy?) news that the mobile video game Flappy Bird was going to be removed from app stores due to the overwhelming success that the game’s creator has been experiencing. The creator posted messages on Twitter announcing his intention to take down the game today. Well, he made good on his promise. If you head over the Apple App Store or the Google Play app store you will find that Flappy Bird is no longer available. It’s gone. It’s dunzo. Fin. More »

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The Creator Of Flappy Bird Says The Game Is Going Away Tomorrow

"I cannot take this anymore."

As some of you may be WELL aware, there is a new mobile video game called Flappy Bird that has taken the world by storm … primarily because of how difficult the game is to play and how angry that makes most users. The deceptively simple game is notoriously difficult to master and that, I think, is why everyone loves to “hate” it. Just moments ago, the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, announced on his official Twitter profile that he is taking the game down tomorrow. It’s unclear what “taking the game down” means exactly but it sounds like the creator is ready to end the staggering success he has enjoyed in a very short time with Flappy Bird. Read his tweet messages below and see exactly what he has to say about the future of Flappy Bird. More »

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Fox Cancels ‘The X Factor’

Dunzo!

Sad news for you fans of The X Factor, all 5 of you … Fox has decided to pull the plug and cancel the show. After only 3 seasons on the air, Simon Cowell‘s competitive singing reality show is now dunzo. You may recall that Simon re-teamed with his ex-American Idol co-judge Paula Abdul when he launched X Factor here in the US. Then he famously hired Britney Spears to be a judge in season 2 (and for the first time ever, I watched an entire season of the show). In season 3, Cowell brought Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio on board to judge the show alongside Demi Lovato (who, IMHO, was the best judge that show ever had). Thru it all, ratings for the show got worse and worse and Fox decided not to bring it back for a 4th season. The X Factor here in the US is Dunzo! More »

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Family & Friends Attend A Private Wake And Funeral For Philip Seymour Hoffman

A final farewell

A small number of close family and friends of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman have gathered this morning at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan to say their final farewells at Hoffman‘s funeral. Last night, many of those same family and friends gathered at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home for a private wake. At this time, no official details have been announced for the larger public memorial service that is scheduled to take place later this month. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for those closest to Hoffman to gather in this way to say goodbye to the man they loved and cared for so dearly. But, if they can take comfort in the company of one another as they say their goodbyes, then hopefully they’ll be able to endure the pain of loss a little bit better. More »

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Broadway Goes Dark In Memorial Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Initial autopsy results are inconclusive

Last night the lights on Broadway were dimmed at 7:45pm ET for one minute in honor of the late Tony Award-nominated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. While the lights of the Great White Way were turned off in tribute, a candlelight vigil took place so that fans of Hoffman could pay their respects to the late actor in front of the LAByrinth Theatre Company where he had been a member. Additionally, we learn today that Hoffman‘s autopsy has been completed but the results are inconclusive. Further testing and toxicology reports are still due but there is no timetable for when those results will be made available to the public. More »

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Four People Have Been Arrested In Connection With Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

The drug dealers who allegedly sold him the drugs have been busted

TMZ is reporting that arrests have been made in the police investigation stemming from the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who, as you may be well aware, was found dead in a NYC apartment last Sunday due to a heroin overdose. We learned on Monday that Hoffman was spotted making a drug deal at an ATM near his home and it would appear that the dealers allegedly involved in that transaction have now been arrested by police. It is being reported that two drug dealers were targeted but four individuals were arrested. Read on to learn more details. More »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Reportedly Told A Friend, ‘I Know I’m Gonna Die’

Sadder and Sadder

More sad details continue to come to light in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death on Sunday. We learned yesterday that Hoffman was spotted drinking at a bar in Georgia just a few days ago and was reportedly seen buying drugs the night before his overdose this weekend and today we hear that he was telling people that his death was imminent in the weeks leading up to his untimely death. Now, these reports should be taken with a grain of salt but if they are to be believed, it seems clear that Hoffman knew that he was suffering in the tight grip of addiction and he knew that if he couldn’t get a handle on his demons, that he would die. Sadly, that’s exactly the way things turn out for him. More »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Spotted Drinking In A Bar Just Days Before His Death, Possibly Buying Drugs The Night Before His Death [UPDATE]

Witness come forward with sad new information

Earlier today we learned what Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s final hours were like just before his death yesterday but right now, we learn what he was up to in the days just before his untimely death. Hoffman was spotted at a bar in Atlanta, GA just three days before his death and according to witnesses, he was drinking heavily. Because of Hoffman‘s long struggle with addiction, highlighted by his stint in rehab last year, it’s not a good sign that he was drinking in the days leading up to his death. Witnesses also claim that Hoffman was seen going in and out of the bar bathroom, describing his behavior as “sketchy”. It’s unclear how much of his information is genuine or is merely sensationalized in the wake of his death … but none of it sounds good at all. UPDATE: Fox411 is now reporting that a witness claims Hoffman was spotting making a drug deal the night before his death. More »

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Final Hours Revealed

"He was clean and sober, his old self"

Yesterday we were shocked to learn that Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a reported heroin overdose and today we are learning a bit more about the final hours leading up to his death. Playwright David Katz, who was working with Hoffman on a new project recently, was the one who found the actor dead in his home and he spoke with The New York Times about the circumstances that led him to Hoffman‘s home yesterday morning. Sadly, more reported details surrounding Hoffman‘s heroin overdose are also coming to light. Unfortunately, this sad story just keeps getting more sad. More »

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