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Was Model Ruslana Korshunova Killed For Her Hair?

When Vogue cover model Ruslana Korshunova was found dead in 2008, having apparently jumped out of a ninth-story window, police were quick to call it suicide. There was no sign of struggle in the model’s New York City apartment, and it was clear from her journal entries that she was severely depressed. Now, however, new evidence has come to light, reports the Russian news source Pravda, that may point to a sick-o murder involving a hair fetishist. Keep reading »

RIP Walter Cronkite And Frank McCourt

It was another sad weekend in celebrity deaths. First Walter Cronkite, former anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” died in New York on Friday at the age of 92. Cronkite was known for his straightforward news delivery and for having the best voice ever. In fact, a 1972 poll found that Cronkite was “the most trusted man in America.” [CBS]

Then yesterday, Frank McCourt who wrote the uber-depressing-but-amazing Angela’s Ashes, died at age 78. Before writing this Pulizer-Prize winning book, McCourt taught creative writing in New York City. [CNN]

RIP guys! Also, is it just me or do they look an awful lot alike? Keep reading »

Was Steve McNair’s Death A Murder-Suicide?

On July 4, former Titan’s quarterback Steve McNair was found dead in his Nashville apartment. The 36-year-old was shot at close range, twice in the head and twice in the chest. McNair’s secret mistress Sahel Kazemi, 20, was also there, fatally shot once in the head and laying on top of the gun that was used to kill them both. There were no signs of forced entry and are currently no suspects. [NY Post] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Marilyn Monroe’s Receipt, Casual Sex, And A Tragic Death

  • A hair salon receipt from the Beverly Hills’ Elizabeth Arden salon signed by Marilyn Monroe (who paid $15 for a treatment) will be auctioned today at Christie’s, with its estimated value between $1,500 and $2,000. What exactly does one do with something like this, hang it beside her dressing table? [Christie's]
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    Friday The 13th: Tim Russert Dead & R. Kelly Acquitted

  • Sigh. Tim Russert died of a sudden heart attack at work today. The Meet The Press host was only 58 and seemed to be really enjoying covering the exciting 2008 election. I am sad because my Sundays are not complete without him, especially this Sunday, Father’s Day, which he would have undoubtedly spent with his wife and son and his beloved dad, Big Russ. [NY Post]
  • R. Kelly was acquitted on all child pornography charges, because of an absence of a mole or something. [ENews]
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    Start Taking Care Of Yourself

    Bad news, guys. For the first time since the early 1900s when the Spanish Flu was killing people off, the life expectancy of American women is falling. In nearly 1,000 counties — most evident in the Deep South, Appalachia, and the lower Midwest — women’s life expectancy is now shorter than it was in the 1980s. The driving force behind this trend appears to be increases in deaths from diabetes, lung cancer, emphysema, and kidney failure. Smoking like fiends, eating poorly and skipping out on exercise hasn’t helped, either. [Washington Post] Keep reading »

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