Posts tagged "celebrity deaths"

A Michael Jackson Perfume And Cologne?!?! No!

I have never had a desire to smell like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, or Mariah Carey—so I know I am not the target market for celebrity perfumes. Celebrity colognes make even less sense to me—I just can’t imagine wanting to smell like George Clooney, Tim McGraw, or Antonio Banderas. Apparently, I don’t know what I…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 14, 2011

Amy Winehouse: Did Alcohol Withdrawal Kill Her?

As Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black climbs back onto the charts and whispers begin about a treasure trove of unreleased songs, Winehouse’s family has a hunch about what we might find in her toxicology report—that she died from alcohol withdrawal. They believe that laying off the alcohol cold turkey may be what caused Winehouse’…

Reactions To Ryan Dunn’s Death

Yesterday was a very sad day for “Jackass” fans. Ryan Dunn, one of the stars of the show and movies, was killed in a car crash when his Porsche skidded off the road and over a guardrail just outside Philadelphia. Shortly before the accident, Dunn had Tweeted a photo of himself and two friends—one of…

Elizabeth Taylor Fashionably Late To Own Funeral, Did Last Interview With Kim Kardashian

At Elizabeth Taylor’s funeral yesterday, the proceedings began exactly 15 minutes late. On purpose—this was one of Elizabeth’s final requests. “She even wanted to be late for her own funeral,” a spokesperson explained. Considering her renown, the ceremony was small and limited to friends and family. Apparently, Colin Farrell gave a reading. Then Elizabeth wa…

10 Reasons Elizabeth Taylor Rocked

Back in 1990, Elizabeth Taylor came close to dying from pneumonia. Twenty-one years and many health scares later, it feels so surreal that the iconic actress is actually gone. For many of us, it’s affecting news and not just because she was in too many amazing movies to count—but because she was so herself.

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor

Very sad news out of Hollywood this morning. Legendary actress and humanitarian, Elizabeth Taylor, has died at the age of 79. Best known for her roles in movies like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “BUtterfield 8,” and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, Taylor also spent the last 30 years of her life raising money…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2011

Sad News Out Of The LBC: Rapper Nate Dogg Dead At Age 41

Rapper Nate Dogg, who is best known for his smooth-voiced collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and, above, Warren G, died yesterday after a battling health problems for a number of years. He was 41. Nate Dogg — born Nathan D. Hale — suffered from two strokes in the last few years,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2011

R.I.P., Leslie Nielsen

Sad face. Leslie “Don’t Call Me Shirley” Nielsen died this weekend from complications from pneumonia. Apparently, Nielsen was a science-fiction movie actor before he discovered his comedy genius in the classic “Airplane!” and went on to make spoof flicks like the “Naked Gun” and “Police Squad!” Sigh. Those movies are totally what I watch…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 29, 2010

8 Surprising Things About Michael Jackson We Learned From Yesterday’s “Oprah”

It’s been more than a year since Michael Jackson died, and in December his posthumous album Michael will be released. So yesterday, Oprah sat down with the King of Pop’s parents and children and asked them to share things the world didn’t know about Michael. After the jump, some surprising things that were said.

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 9, 2010

Rich Cronin, Frontman Of LFO, Is Dead At 35

You may not know Rich Cronin, the frontman of the late ’90s group LFO, by name—he never hit it as big as some of his fellow boy banders. But if you watch the video for LFO’s biggest hit, “Summer Girls,” you will quickly recognize him as the one who likes girls who wear Abercrombie…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 9, 2010

Anna Nicole Smith Look-Alikes Wanted For New Reality Show

There’s only one look that works for clothes by Frank Rodriguez, Anna Nicole Smith’s personal designer: buxom and blond. But since Anna Nicole is dead, Rodriguez is heading to TV land for the next best thing. He’s searching for an Anna Nicole look-alike to fill his pink, bedazzled dresses. The reality show competition will be…

Annika Harris / July 26, 2010

Star Couplings: Mold Might Have Killed Brittany Murphy And Husband

The Department of Public Health is now investigating the deaths of Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack. [TMZ]
Christina Applegate showed off her baby bump at the “Cats & Dogs” premiere. [Starpulse.com]
It appears Sean Penn and model Jessica White are back on. [PopEater]…

Annika Harris / July 26, 2010

Simon Monjack Died Of The Exact Same Thing As Brittany Murphy

It turns out that Simon Monjack died from acute pneumonia and severe anemia, which were the exact same things that his wife Brittany Murphy died of five months prior! The Los Angeles County Coroner also said that there were some prescription drugs in his system—just like Murphy—but not in lethal levels. What are the chance…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2010

Quickies: Gary Coleman’s Funeral Canceled & Chace Crawford Arrested For Weed Possession

As if the death of Gary Coleman weren’t tragic enough, his funeral has been canceled. [PopEater]
What kind of erotica are you reading? Hopefully, not bad erotica. Here’s how to tell. [Em & Lo]
Did Jessica Biel hit it or miss it in her toga at “The A-Team” premiere? [HuffPo]…

Carli Alexa Blau / June 4, 2010

Quotable: Shannon Price Didn’t Want Gary Coleman To Be Like Muhammad Ali

“A lot of people sit there and say, ‘Yeah, she pushed him.’ This and that. People are so cruel, they don’t even know. I was upstairs, he was downstairs. How am I going to push him? … The doctors told us that even if they had done surgery on him, he would’ve died. He would’ve…

Annika Harris / June 4, 2010

Corey Haim Possibly Part Of A Mega Prescription Pill Ring

Over the weekend, Corey Haim’s mom went public, saying that the coroner’s office told her Corey had an enlarged heart and water in his lungs. But it will be a while before a final cause of death is determined. Meanwhile, details continue to surface about just how bad Corey’s prescription pill addictions were. “We know…

A Scene From Corey Haim’s Last Movie

Yesterday, we shared with you 10 classic Corey Haim flicks. Apparently, Corey had shot a new one before he died, which will come out in mid-April. In “Decisions,” Corey played Lou Andreas, a corrupt cop lacking in social graces. Check out a clip above. “Corey…

What Your Corey Preference Says About You

Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were the Betty and Veronica for tweenage girls in the ’80s. There wasn’t a single one of us who wasn’t dreaming a little dream about the two Coreys back in the day. Sadly, one half of this pop-culture PB & J has passed away. RIP, Corey Haim.

What…

Ami Angelowicz / March 10, 2010

Wear A Little Piece Of Bling Courtesy Of Your Favorite Dead Celeb

I just discovered this really creepy company called LifeGem that creates diamond jewelry from a lock of hair or the ashes of a deceased loved one, or even a pet, for anywhere between $4,000 and $20,000. I’m not quite sure I understand the process, but they claim to create a jewel molecularly identical…

Ami Angelowicz / March 4, 2010

Charlie’s Devils: A Website Auctions Off Farrah Fawcett’s Hair

Perhaps you were outbid when trimmings of Elvis’ hair went on sale last year—$15,000 is a lot of money to pay for a clump of hair. But do not fear. You can still own a trimming from one of the most famous heads of all time. A website called HunkWithJunk.com is selling what they claim…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 9, 2010
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