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 shot documentary-style and castings will happen next week in L.A., according to producers. Judging from Anna Nicole’s fashion choices before her death, it does take a special woman to carry off his designs. But it also seems Rodriguez, who was often featured on “The Anna Nicole Show,” wants to get his mug on the tube again. And airtime is the only incentive for the would-be look-alikes because there’s no cash prize for the winner. She/he might not even be paid for the modeling work. I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s extremely creepy to not only associate your business with your dead friend, but then also to search out someone who looks like that friend in order to make money. [TMZ] Keep reading »
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 chances of a couple dying of the exact same thing, five months apart? Doesn’t it seem kind of fishy? There should really be a more logical explanation, like maybe their house was poisoning them with asbestos or something? I mean, otherwise healthy people don’t normally die of pneumonia, or anemia for that matter. Maybe the symptoms were side effects of one of the prescription drugs they were both taking? Maybe it’s an elaborate cover-up to hide the fact that there are aliens living among us? Not to be totally freaking out, but it’s kind of like when I thought my great-grandfather died because he had no teeth—there’s gotta be a better explanation. Or maybe it’s just a super creepy fluke. What do you guys think—conspiracy or coincidence? [People] Keep reading »
“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 bled to death during the surgery. Even if they did take a chunk out of his brain, he would not be the same. He’d basically be like Muhammad Ali … I mean, Gary was gone. I don’t want people to be so hard on me thinking I had to pull the plug too early. He wouldn’t have made it anyway. His heart would’ve just given out. I don’t want people to sit there and think I’m a bitch, and that I didn’t care about him.”
– Shannon Price, Gary Coleman‘s ex-wife, defends her decision to take him off life support in a video recorded the day after he died. The funny thing is, at the time she recorded this video, no one had publicly accused her of injuring him, according to TMZ. Maybe she still had a guilty conscious from the time they both were arrested for alleged domestic violence against each other. [TMZ via PopEater] Keep reading »
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 that Corey Haim used a lot of legal drugs, shopped a lot of doctors and went to a lot of pharmacies and, at least in one instance, got OxyContin from an illegal syndicate,” California Attorney General Jerry Brown said. “My hunch is he was using massive amounts of these drugs.”
And it appears that Corey might have stumbled into a big old prescription pill fraud ring. Here’s how it worked. Keep reading »
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 was a professional and had no sign of any drug abuse at all,” said the movie’s producer. Too bad his acting technique seemed to be yelling a lot. [TMZ] Keep reading »
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 was it that made the Coreys so darn appealing? That together they made the perfect guy. They were the yin and yang of dudeness, totally opposite yet completely complementary. But as it goes in life, you can only pick one team to play for. And the Corey you had the hots for says a lot about your personality. So did you rip out Tiger Beat centerfolds of Haim, the popular boy with a hidden dark side, or Feldman, the neurotic, bad boy with a heart of gold? After the jump, what your Corey preference says about you. Keep reading »
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 to a diamond from the carbon imprint of your deceased. Their motto is “Because love lives on …” Can’t we just stick to an urn? Do I really want to wear Aunt Ida’s remains around my neck?
But this could get interesting in the world of celebrity memorabilia. Evidently, the company is turning a bit of Michael Jackson’s hair, burned in that infamous Pepsi commercial, into a special Michael jewel. Hopefully it will go in a LifeGem encrusted glove? [LifeGem]
After the jump, some more celebrity Life Gem bling that we are looking forward to seeing auctioned off on eBay. Keep reading »
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 is a lock of Farrah Fawcett‘s iconic feathered hair—bidding is starting at the bargain price of $1,000. “For real this one time Novelty item from 70′s,” the site reads. “Sadly takes on new meaning after the Passing of our beloved Angel! Here and available for a limited time only! Someday the technology will be available, and you might be able to create your very own angel.” Egads. All we can say is, don’t trust an auction site that (a) suffers from random capitalization and (b) has the word “hunk” in its handle. We highly doubt that this is actual Farrah hair. Not to mention that the whole thing is just incredibly tacky, considering that Farrah passed away this summer after a long, grueling battle with cancer. “Wow, I am stunned,” said Farrah’s hair stylist, Mela Murphy, after being told about the auction. “I hope this person is not trying to be funny.” So agreed. [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »