“Simpsons” Co-Creator Sam Simon Passes Away At Age 59

  • Sam Simon, bighearted co-creator of “The Simpsons,” passed away at age 59 yesterday. The writer, producer and philanthropist won nine Emmy Awards and worked on “Taxi,” “The Simpsons,” and “Cheers,” among others. He founded The Sam Simon Foundation to help stray dogs, and after a colon cancer diagnosis a few years ago, he donated most of his fortune to charity. By all accounts of those who knew him, he lead a beautiful life. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • This male makeup artist’s transformation to the Kardashian sisters may require great skill on his part but it is also TERRIFYING. [People]
  • Ariana Grande fell onstage. I giggled. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Jagger, a 3-year-old Irish setter who competed in the elite Crufts dog show in England, collapsed and died in Belgium shortly after placing second in his category in the competition. After an autopsy, Jagger’s owners are alleging that Jagger was fed a poisoned piece of meat during the competition. Police are looking for answers. RIP Jagger :( [ABC News]
  • “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett came out on “Ellen”: “There’s never been a closet. That I’ve been in. I don’t own a closet, I got a dresser, but I don’t have a closet, but I have a home and that is my responsibility to protect that home. So that’s why I choose not to talk about my personal life. But there is without a doubt, no closet that I’ve ever been in, and I just wanted to make that clear, but it was most important for me to make that clear to you on your show at this time in the world. And that’s where I’m at. So let’s not read into it the wrong when I say that I don’t talk about my personal life, I’m saying that. But it is in no way to hide or deny who God made me. Ya know?” [Just Jared]
  • Some obnoxious American tourists were arrested in Rome for carving their initials into the Colosseum. [CNN]
  • An unreleased “mind-blowing 12-minute acoustic Cobain unheard track” will be included on the soundtrack of the HBO documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”! [Rolling Stone]
  • John Stamos fans accidentally ignore John Stamos. [HuffPost]

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