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Robin Williams’ Wife: He Was Suffering The Early Stages Of Parkinson’s

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  • Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement today sharing that the comedian was sober at the time of his suicide and had been battling the beginnings of Parkinson’s disease along with depression and anxiety. [LA Times]
  • The Broadway production of “Aladdin” paid special tribute to Williams with an audience sing-a-long, and Broadway lights dimmed last night in his honor. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Twitter is changing its policies after cyberbullying regarding her father’s death pushed Zelda Williams to take a break from social media. [Pink Is The New Blog] Keep reading »

Major PR Firm Encourages Businesses To Profit Off Robin Williams’ Death

  • Today in tastelessness: Edelman, the largest PR firm in the world, published a blog post encouraging businesses and mental health agencies to capitalize on Robin Williams’ death with a “visible and aggressive” approach on their social media accounts and websites. The post claimed that Williams’ passing created a “carpe diem moment” for businesses (a pun on his film “Dead Poets Society”), and added that “there’s a very careful line they need to walk so as to not seem exploitive of a terrible situation but at the same time, it is a national teachable moment that shouldn’t be ignored.” Skeevy. [Business Insider]
  • Lisa Jakub, the actress who played the teen daughter in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” wrote a touching essay about working alongside Williams. [LisaJakub.Wordpress.com]
  • In other Williams news, he will be memorialized with a non-playable character in “World of Warcraft” as a nod to his love of gaming. [Variety] Keep reading »

Zelda Williams Leaves Social Media Over Fake Images Of Her Dead Father

  • Last night, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda announced she is abandoning Twitter — although the account is still up — after at least two users posted digitally altered photos claiming to be the body of her dead father. (The accounts spreading the images have since been suspended.) On Zelda’s Instagram account, she also said she would be leaving the app for awhile and told users that mining her account for photos or judging her was “cruel and unnecessary.” Come the fuck on, people. [InstagramDaily Mail UK]
  • Frances Bean Cobain, who knows a thing or two about losing a famous parent to suicide, reached out to Zelda Williams letting her know she’s there for her anytime. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Williams’ two other children, sons Zak and Cody, have also  released statements following their father’s suicide on Monday. You can read more remembrances here and here. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Robin Williams Was A “Shell” In The Days Just Before His Suicide

  • According to Robin Williams’ neighbor, the actor was “very drawn and thin” and only a “shell” of himself in the throes of severe depression the weekend before his tragic suicide. He also reportedly had “serious money troubles.” Wiliams hanged himself at home while his wife, Susan Schneider, slept in another room in the house. She left the house the next morning thinking he was still asleep, and an assistant later discovered Williams’ body. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter, Emma Ferrer, is on the cover of the September issue of Bazaar. [NYMag.com]
  • Hilary Duff released another new single, “All About You,” and critics are digging it so far. [Billboard]
  • Zac Efron is having a better summer than you. [PopSugar] Keep reading »

Robin Williams Struggled With Depression, Addiction

  • Robin Williams had checked into the Hazeldon Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota in June to help with a “deep, dark depression” and his ongoing struggles with alcohol addiction. Williams had battled an addiction to cocaine in the past, but had had long periods of sobriety. Yesterday in announcing the actor’s death from suicide, Williams’ publicist said the actor had been battling severe depression as of late. [Daily Mail UKTMZ; TMZ]
  • “Girls” star Zosia Mamet revealed she has battled an eating disorder nearly her whole life. [Glamour] Keep reading »

Emma Stone May Join The Broadway Cast Of “Cabaret”

  • Emma Stone is in talks to make her Broadway debut in the cast of “Cabaret” as Sally Bowles. Emma — who apparently can sing! — would take the place of Michelle Williams, who is set to leave the show on November 9. [New York Times]
  • AMC has confirmed that “Better Call Saul,” the “Breaking Bad” spin-off, will premiere in February 2015. [BuzzFeed]
  • Courtney Stodden and her estranged husband, has-been actor Doug Hutchison, are engaged again. In case you’ve been lucky enough to forget, Courtney was 16 when she married then 51-year-old Doug, and her momager had to sign off to give her underage kid permission to tie the knot. Vom. [Fox News]
  • Lucky magazine is spinning off from Condé Nast as The Lucky Group, and will launch a new e-commerce platform in 2015. [AdWeek] Keep reading »
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