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  • Roger Ebert on Ryan Dunn: 'Friends Don't Let Jackasses Drink and Drive'

    Posted Jun 20th 2011 at 03:35 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    UPDATE: Bam Margera responds in shredding Twitter message: "I just lost my best friend, I have been crying hysterical for a full day and piece of sh*t roger ebert has the gall to put in his 2 cents ... About a jackass drunk driving and his is one, f*ck you! Millions of people are crying right now, shut your fat fu*king mouth!" After a photo of Ryan Dunn drinking with two friends was posted to...

  • 'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn, 34, Dies in Car Crash

    Posted Jun 20th 2011 at 10:35 AM by PopEater Staff

    'Jackass' star Ryan Dunn died early Monday in a Pennsylvania car crash, police confirmed. April Margera, the mother of a fellow 'Jackass' dare devil, Bam Margera, told a local radio station and later TMZ that Dunn was killed in the car wreck that also left one other, who has yet to be identified, dead. He was 34. "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn," said 'Jackass' boss Johnny Knoxville in a...

  • Clarence Clemons Dies, an 'Immeasurable' Loss Says Bruce Springsteen

    Posted Jun 18th 2011 at 09:07 PM by Marc Schneider

    He was the "Big Man" that Bruce Springsteen leaned on, both figuratively and literally, to provide the soul and heart of the legendary E Street Band. Now, that light has gone out. Clarence Clemons, the larger-than-life sax man in the world's greatest backing band, died Saturday of complications from a stroke suffered last week, a spokesman said. He was 69....

  • 'Spider-Man' Producer Laura Ziskin Passes Away

    Posted Jun 13th 2011 at 07:04 AM by Kelly Fisher

    It's a sad day in Hollywood. Laura Ziskin, best known for her work as a producer for the 'Spider-Man' film franchise, passed away Sunday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 61. According to E! Online, in addition to her work on 'Spider-Man,' she also served as a producer for the 1990 hit 'Pretty Woman.' In 2002, she was also the first woman to serve as a solo producer for the...

  • Leonard Stern, Mad Libs Creator and TV Writer, Dies

    Posted Jun 9th 2011 at 12:49 PM by Marc Schneider

    Leonard Stern made a name for himself writing complete sentences for some of the most iconic TV shows in history, including 'The Honeymooners,' 'Get Smart' and 'McMillan and Wife,' but it's when he co-created a game book that purposefully left words out that his name become known to kids and grown-ups alike. The Mad Libs innovator died Tuesday, June 7 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles...

  • Larry Birkhead: Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Just Like Her Mommy

    Posted Jun 9th 2011 at 11:45 AM by Kiki Von Glinow

    Other than her Southern belle good looks, there's at least one more thing the late Anna Nicole Smith passed onto daughter, Dannielynn. Smith's ex-boyfriend and Dannielynn's father says that his 5-year-old daughter's love of the camera undeniably comes from her mother. "I see her mom in everything she does," Birkhead told Us Weekly. "We were at the Kentucky Derby and she started smiling and...

  • James Arness, Iconic 'Gunsmoke' Lawman, Dead at 88

    Posted Jun 3rd 2011 at 02:30 PM by PopEater Staff

    James Arness, a bigger-than-life actor who kept the peace as Marshal Matt Dillon on 'Gunsmoke' for its 20-year run, died Friday of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, Calif., his family told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88. 'Gunsmoke' debuted on CBS in 1955 and ran until 1975, in the process making Arness one of the more enduring stars on television and the Matt Dillon character one of...

  • 'Cosby Show' Actress Clarice Taylor Dies at 93

    Posted Jun 1st 2011 at 03:23 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    Most recognized for her role as Bill Cosby's mother on 'The Cosby Show,' Clarice Taylor succumbed to heart failure on Monday, according to People. The 93-year-old actress was surrounded by family when she passed away. Taylor was nominated for a 1986 Emmy for her seven-year role as Anna Huxtable in the celebrated sitcom. She also appeared in 'Smoke' alongside Harvey Keitel, 'Tell Me That You...

  • Jeff Conaway's Family Demands Autopsy

    Posted May 31st 2011 at 03:13 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    In order to lay to rest not only the beloved Jeff Conaway but also rumors that "foul play" had any presence in the 'Taxi' star's death, his family has insisted on an autopsy. Conaway's history of substance dependency had many assuming the 60-year-old actor's death was the result of an overdose. "Jeff's sisters, Michelle and Carla wanted to have the autopsy done to rule out any foul play...

  • Eminem, Usher, Cee Lo Green Share Their Reactions to Gil Scott-Heron's Death

    Posted May 28th 2011 at 01:33 PM by Christine Fenno

    Cee Lo Green heard the news and proclaimed, "Rest in peace to the GOD" while comic Sarah Silverman remembered a man who "mirrored ugliness with beauty, audacity & valor." Gil Scott-Heron, 62, the pioneering author and musician known by many as "the godfather of rap" passed away Friday, according to the New York Times. As a young man, the Chicago native was one of the first the recording...

  • Marilu Henner Mourns Jeff Conaway

    Posted May 28th 2011 at 11:52 AM by Christine Fenno

    Following the death on Friday of actor Jeff Conaway, TV veteran Marilu Henner is remembering the close bond she shared with her former co-star. "He was such a sweetheart," the actress, 59, told People.com. "I've known him since Nov. 28, 1972!" The late actor, who was 60 when he died this week, first worked with Henner when both were hired as replacement cast members in the original Broadway...

  • John Travolta, Alyssa Milano, Miley Cyrus Remember Jeff Conaway

    Posted May 27th 2011 at 05:50 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    Jeff Conaway's role as Kenickie in the generation defying 'Grease' has everyone from John Travolta to Miley Cyrus offering their memories of the vibrant star and condolences to his family. Travolta, who was Conaway's right hand man and fellow T-Bird in the epic musical, told E! News, "Jeff Conaway was a wonderful and decent man, and we will miss him. My heartfelt thoughts are with his family...

  • Jeff Conaway Dead at 60

    Posted May 27th 2011 at 02:25 PM by PopEater Staff

    'Grease' actor Jeff Conaway died Friday at age 60, RadarOnline.com reports and The Hollywood Reporter confirms. The news comes just a day after reports that the star would be taken off life support. Radar calls it "the end a long, sad road of addiction that made him one of Hollywood's cautionary tales." Conaway, known for his roles as Bobby Wheeler on 'Taxi' and T-Bird Kenickie in 'Grease,' was...

  • Michael Jackson Collaboration With Bee Gees' Barry Gibb Unearthed

    Posted May 25th 2011 at 09:05 PM by Spinner Editors

    With the world clamoring for posthumous Michael Jackson material, most of what has been unveiled so far has been mired in controversy for one reason or another. The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb, who is an official Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) lest you forget, is hoping to change that. Turns out, he's been sitting on an undisputed but largely unknown collaboration with Jackson that...

  • Cali Swag District Releases M-Bone Tribute

    Posted May 23rd 2011 at 02:51 PM by Boombox Editors

    The remaining three members of Los Angeles-based hip-hop group Cali Swag District are putting the loss of member M-Bone into song. The group -- now consisting of JayAre, Smoove Da General and Yung -- have dropped the catchy tribute track 'How to Do That' in M-Bone's honor. "M-Boooooone," they rap over a echoing, uptempo techno beat. "Then a n---- did you wrong/On your way to get a blunt, you...


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