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  • TV on the Radio Bassist Gerard Smith Dies at 36

    Posted Apr 20th 2011 at 04:29 PM by Zach Dionne

    TV on the Radio bassist Gerard Smith died of lung cancer this morning, the band's website confirms. Smith was 36 years old. "We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away the morning of April 20th, 2011. We will miss him terribly," reads the group's site. Five upcoming tour dates are c...

  • Tim Robbins Loses Both Parents in Two-Week Span

    Posted Apr 20th 2011 at 10:15 AM by Sarah Crow

    Tim Robbins' life has been full of professional highs, but the actor recently suffered a devastating personal loss. PEOPLE reports that Robbins' parents, Gil and Mary Robbins, both passed away within two weeks of each other in their Esteban Cantu, Mexico home. The 52-year-old actor's father, Gil Robbins, a member of folk group the Highwaymen, succumbed to prostate cancer on April 5th at age...

  • 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' Actor Michael Sarrazin Dies at 70

    Posted Apr 20th 2011 at 09:10 AM by PopEater Staff

    Michael Sarrazin, a charismatic actor who starred opposite the likes of Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand and Paul Newman in a flurry of highly regarded films in the 1960s and 1970s, died on Sunday in his native Canada after a brief battle with cancer, his spokesman confirmed. He was 70. The Quebec-born actor shot to fame in 1969's 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' playing an aimless actor wannabe al...

  • 'Doctor Who' Star Elisabeth Sladen Dies

    Posted Apr 20th 2011 at 06:12 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Elisabeth Sladen, who starred in the classic BBC series 'Doctor Who,' passed away Monday at the age of 63 after battling cancer, E! Online reports. Sladen played investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith on the series on and off throughout its 30-year run. After appearing in several plays and in other TV programs, the Liverpool, England-born actress landed the role of Sarah Jane in 1973 -- a...

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor, 94, Could Become a Mother Again

    Posted Apr 14th 2011 at 03:07 PM by Zach Dionne

    According to an astonishing new report from CNN, ailing 94-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor could become a mother again if husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt has his way. Gabor would have a child via an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother, von Anhalt tells CNN. "I've gone through the initial steps of donor matching and blood work and next week the donation process will begin," he...

  • Charles Laufer, Founder of Tiger Beat, Dies

    Posted Apr 13th 2011 at 09:50 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Charles Laufer, founder of Tiger Beat, passed away at the age of 87, according to the New York Times. Laufer, a pioneer in the teen-targeted magazine industry, started his career as a high school teacher. Upset that his students had nothing entertaining to read, Laufer started publications in 1955 aimed at giving teenage girls information about their favorite celebrities, beginning with Coa...

  • Director Sidney Lumet Dead at 86

    Posted Apr 9th 2011 at 02:12 PM by Christine Fenno

    Sidney Lumet, director of Hollywood classics '12 Angry Men' (1957), 'Serpico' (1973), 'Dog Day Afternoon' (1975) and 'Network' (1976) passed away on Saturday, the New York Times reports, at his home in Manhattan. The four-time Oscar nominee, who died of lymphoma, was 86. The Philadelphia native was a child actor on Broadway and radio, after which he worked as a TV director for CBS in the 1950's...

  • Two Suspects Arrested in DJ Megatron Murder

    Posted Apr 7th 2011 at 04:00 PM by Elizabeth Yun

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Corey McGriff, better known as television and radio personality DJ Megatron. According to TMZ, the suspects, 20-year-old Richard Cromwell and 21-year-old William Williams, were taken into custody this morning. McGriff, 32, was gunned down in Staten Island, NY, early in the morning of March 27 just a block from his home. He w...

  • Kurt Cobain Memorial Unveiled in His Hometown

    Posted Apr 7th 2011 at 02:45 AM by Spinner Editors

    On the 17th anniversary of his suicide, Nirvana fans paid their respects to Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., on Tuesday at the unveiling of a statue in his name. The concrete guitar standing 3.9 metres tall was created by local artist Lora Malakoff, and features a steel ribbon inscribed with lyrics from the Nirvana song 'On a Plain,' reading "One more special message to go and th...

  • Lawyer in Michael Jackson Trial Says Singer Committed Suicide Over Finances

    Posted Apr 6th 2011 at 03:30 PM by Sarah Crow

    The lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray, the man accused of administering the drugs that killed Michael Jackson, is claiming that his client is an innocent man. The AP reports that Murray's lawyer, Edward Chernoff, is arguing that it was Jackson himself and not Murray that ended the King of Pop's life. In a pre-trial hearing, Chernoff put forth the theory that Jackson was so distraught over his dec...

  • Colin Farrell Explains Friendship With Liz Taylor

    Posted Mar 30th 2011 at 08:30 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Not only was Colin Farrell one of the few non-family members who attended Elizabeth Taylor's funeral last week, he also recited a poem during the service. The actor explained his unlikely friendship with the late, great actress to Access Hollywood. "How did we become friends? You know, the old story of boy meets girl, and boy pesters girl with too many phone calls at inappropriate hours of the ...

  • Jackie Chan Is Alive, Well and Kicking A**

    Posted Mar 29th 2011 at 01:22 PM by Sarah Crow

    The Internet is a great many things: a place to find videos of the world's cutest cats, a soapbox for people who want to anonymously scream at strangers and the home of celebrity death hoaxes and the people who love them. The latest celeb "victim" of this trend is Jackie Chan, who allegedly met his end after suffering a heart attack while promoting his new film. Website 7 News reported, "A L...

  • Farley Granger, a Favorite of Hitchcock, Dies at 85

    Posted Mar 29th 2011 at 09:17 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Farley Granger, who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classic film 'Strangers on a Train,' died Monday, according to E! Online. He was 85. Though his role in 1951's 'Strangers on a Train' is by far his most memorable, Granger was no stranger to other parts. He made his debut in Hitchcock's 'Rope' in 1948, Nicholas Ray's 'They Ride by Night' in 1949 and Luchino Visconti's Italian drama 'Senso' in ...

  • Christie's to Auction Elizabeth Taylor's Staggering Jewelry Collection

    Posted Mar 29th 2011 at 02:45 AM by The Editors of StyleList

    The late Elizabeth Taylor's great passion, her staggering collection of massive diamonds and rare vintage jewels, will be auctioned by famed auction house Christie's, sources told PEOPLE. While Christie's is refusing to confirm the report and no date has been announced, the mag reports the auction house will disperse the collection valued at more than $150 million. Taylor speculated before h...

  • The Fight Begins Over Elizabeth Taylor's Fortune

    Posted Mar 28th 2011 at 12:01 PM by Rob Shuter

    Elizabeth Taylor left an enduring legacy of great films and even greater acts of philanthropy. She also amassed a huge fortune estimated between $600 million and $1 billion, most of that from her savvy business dealings. Already, the fighting has begun as to who will get to manage that bounty along with all the money she's destined to make in death. I'm told her last wish was for her lucrativ...


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