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Anna Piaggi, Italian Fashion Editor And Style Innovator, Dies At 81

Today is a sad day in fashion as we mourn the loss of Anna Piaggi, 81, the celebrated Italian fashion journalist and glamorously eccentric sartorial icon best recognized for her visionary double-page spreads of image and text in Vogue Italia. Piaggi emerged on the style scene in the 1960s as editor of Ariadne, Italy’s inaugural…

Rachel Krause / August 7, 2012

Rest In Peace, Vidal Sassoon: A Tribute

We’ve lost two great visionaries this week: writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away on Tuesday at 83, and just yesterday we received the news that Vidal Sassoon, 84, died peacefully in his Los Angeles home due to natural causes stemming from his enduring leukemia. He eclipsed a troubling childhood in Britain, placed by hi…

Rachel Krause / May 10, 2012

Maurice Sendak Didn’t Mind If You Ate His Drawings

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, ‘Dear Jim:…

Julie Gerstein / May 8, 2012

In Memoriam: Meow, The 39-Pound Cat, Has Died

We knew you for such a short time, but though our moments were fleeting, you made a big impression on us. You cuddled with Anderson Cooper. You befuddled “The Today Show” and you ambled into our hearts — Meow, we will never forget you.  You lived large, and your spirit will continue to shine a…

Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

RIP: Adam Yauch Of The Beastie Boys

We were heartbroken to hear of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s passing today, after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Yauch, who also went by MCA (and Nathanial Hornblower) was an integral part of the Beasties from their beginnings as an early ’80s hardcore band through their most recent release, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. The…

Julie Gerstein / May 4, 2012

Dick Clark Dead At 82

Legendary radio and television host Dick Clark died from a massive heart attack this morning, TMZ reports exclusively.
He was 82 years old. Details surrounding his death are unclear, but Clark had suffered a significant stroke in 2004 — forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972. Ryan Seacrest took over…

TooFab / April 18, 2012

RIP: Whitney Houston Dead At Age 48 [UPDATED]

UPDATE (Sunday, 3:45 p.m. EST): TMZ is now reporting that Whitney Houston was found in her room’s bathtub and that it’s possible she drowned? Sources also say prescription drugs were found in the room and that Houston took Xanax before performances; only an autopsy will be able to reveal if she died via drowning, overdose,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2012

Watch: Whitney Houston’s Final Performance

At right, what’s believed to be Whitney Houston’s final performance, filmed Feb. 9, two nights before her death. The singer sang “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” at the Kelly Price & Friends pre-Grammy concert. Houston passed away today in Los Angeles at the age of 48. [via Huffington Post]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2012

RIP: Rupert, The Adorable Teeny, Tiny Deer

We wrote about adorable little Rupert in yesterday’s Quickies, but it seems the little runt died today. Staff members at the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham, England said they tried to keep him alive by giving him lamb’s milk, but he needed nutrients from his mom — plus, the little nugget was three weeks premature.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 2, 2008

Masturbating Walrus Dies

Ayveq, a 2,700-pound Pacific walrus who lived at the New York Aquarium passed away on Sunday of a bacterial infection. Ayveq loved to whistle and flip his flippers at the glass to attract attention, but he may be best known for regularly masturbating. “Ayveq’s frequent public self-gratification made him the Coney Island institution’s singular attraction,”…

Catherine Strawn / June 24, 2008

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 hi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2008
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