Tag Archives: suicide

Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Bob Welch Dead In Heart Wrenching Suicide

Sad news out of Nashville today: Bob Welch, former guitarist for Fleetwood Mac, was found dead today of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 65. 

Welch, who was apparently suffering from unspecified health issues as of late, was a signficant and influential talent, one whose contribution to music as we know it often goes unrecognized. Which of course makes his suicide all the more heartbreaking. Particularly looking back at some of the comments Welch made about his relationship with Fleetwood Mac.  Read more …

Model Commits Suicide After Internet Trolls Attack

Claudia Boerner photo

Bullying: it’s not just for kids. Claudia Boerner, 32, British model from a competitive cooking TV show, committed suicide recently, apparently because she being viciously attacked by Internet trolls. Trolls trashed Claudia’s appearance, ridiculed her “fake boobs,” and accused her of being an attention-seeking show-off on “The Perfect Dinner,” a cooking competition that airs in Germany.  A message on show’s website said they were shocked by her death and said Claudia Boerner “struck us as a friendly, open-minded young woman.”

It just goes to show all of us that no matter how someone presents herself or himself to the world, there is more going on underneath. You never know how a person may take your hurtful words. And, yes, writing nasty comments about people on the Internet — even absolute strangers — is bullying.  [Daily Mail UK]

Yep, Courtney Love Is Definitely Mad At Kurt Cobain

Later, Mom!
10 reasons Frances Bean ditched Courtney. Read More »
"Trust Me Again"
But did we ever trust Courtney Love? Read More »
A Mother's Worry
Courtney isn't down with Frances' ink. Read More »
courtney love and kurt cobain photo

“Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d f**king kill him. I’d f**k him, and then I’d kill him.”

Courtney Love kind of went off when a Vanity Fair writer asked her if she was angry at husband Kurt Cobain for committing suicide. Honestly, Courtney is probably going to get a lot of crap for this quote, but I don’t blame her for being pissed. The issues that drive people to take their own life — depression, illness, etc. — are complicated and hard to grasp and for that reason, I really loathe it when people write suicide off as simply “selfish.” However, the impact suicide has on the surviving family members and loved ones is also complicated and hard to grasp and for that reason I hope Courtney is cut a break for her comments.

In the article, Love also discusses her complicated (is anything not complicated with this woman?) relationship with estranged daughter Frances Bean. Check out more, after the jump… Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Bravo To Air Russell Armstrong Suicide Prevention Special

  • Bravo is planning to air a Russell Armstrong suicide prevention special including cast members of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” although notably not his estranged wife Taylor Armstrong. Do we think this is an appropriate response from the channel? [ETonline]
  • The actress Daryl Hannah was arrested outside the White House this afternoon while protesting against an oil pipeline. [NBC]
  • Prince Harry, dripping wet. You don’t have to ask me twice. [TMZ]
  • Kissing tips from contestants of “Bachelor Pad.” [TresSugar]

Keep reading »

Danielle Staub Says Reality TV Made Her Suicidal

Disclaimer: You may want to flog me for what I’m about to say, but I must say it. As a person who has suffered a serious bout of depression, I have the utmost empathy for anyone who is suicidal. But I just have to question Danielle Staub‘s motivation for doing an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” in which she says that she was suicidal after appearing on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” It seems a little like she is trying to capitalize on Russell Armstrong’s suicide because, in true form, she jumped at the opportunity to force herself into the spotlight. Now, if I’m wrong about Staub’s motivations, then I’m sorry. But why would she share her suicidal thoughts with her kids? And why would she tell us about it? Why, if she thinks the pressures of reality television contributed to her depression, would she continue to be part of that world? (She is currently a cast member on Vh1′s “Famous Food”). Something about her confession doesn’t sit right with me. This woman needs to sit down with a professional, not “ET.” [ONTD]

Watch the video after the jump. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Taylor Armstrong Reacts To Estranged Husband’s Suicide

  • “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”‘s Taylor Armstrong released a statement about her estranged husband Russell Armstrong’s apparent suicide yesterday: “Taylor Armstrong is devastated by the tragic events that have unfolded. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter. Her thoughts and prayers are also with Russell’s 11- and 13-year-old sons.” The couple separated last month with Taylor accusing Russell of domestic abuse. [Gossip Cop]
  • Will anyone be watching Casey Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, do their first post-acquittal interview on “The Dr. Phil Show”? The ickiness airs September 12. [People]
  • Is Scientology the reason Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split? [The Superficial]

Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular