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Spock Is Dead: Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015

The actor who made Star Trek’s Vulcan scientist a cultural icon has passed away at age 85: His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had […]

RIP Lesley Gore, 1946-2015

She was best known for “It’s My Party” but also has what is likely the first feminist anthem, “You Don’t Own Me”. In 2012, she used  that song to promote reproductive rights. Gore, who followed her 1963 hit with a string of huge songs, including “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Maybe I […]

Actor Louis Jourdan Dead At 92

He was the dashing playboy in Gigi, the 1958 film that also starred Leslie Caron. The suave actor, whose career in films began in 1939 in his native country, was signed by producer David O. Selznick after World War II. He starred in Hollywood films with Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Grace Kelly, Joan Fontaine and […]

David Carr collapsed in the New York Times newsroom before being taken to a hospital and  pronounced dead. Mr. Carr wrote about cultural subjects for The Times; he initiated the feature known as The Carpetbagger, a regular report on the news and nonsense from the red carpet during awards season. He championed offbeat movies like […]

He changed the world 63 years ago by synthesizing a hormone that created the key ingredient for the oral contraceptive. If you “like” us on Facebook you’ll have a much better weekend. Now read this:Minnesota Man Accused Of Bringing Dead Mother To Bank To Withdraw Money (Jan 25, 2015) Saudi Arabian King Abdulla Dead At […]

RIP Rod McKuen, 1933-2015

Rod McKuen was one of America’s most prolific poets, nominated for an academy award for the song “Jean” from “The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.” He also wrote the lyrics to Jacques Brel’s “Seasons in the Sun”.     Now read this:Spock Lives On #LLAP (Mar 1, 2015) Five Songs Banned From Republican Campaigns (Jan […]

RIP Joe Franklin, 1926-2015

The New York broadcasting legend was the first person to feature Woody Allen, Barbara Streisand, and host of other celebrities, and was considered a broadcasting pioneer. . “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:Eddie Murphy Was To Play Cosby On SNL Reunion, Then Declined (Feb 19, 2015) George Clooney Adding ‘Panic Room’ To Protect His […]

RIP Ernie Banks, 1931-2015

Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks was the first black player on the team. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:White House Stands Behind Scandal-Ridden Little League Team (Feb 12, 2015) Lance Armstrong: ‘I Would Probably Do It Again’ (Jan 28, 2015) Je Suis Super Bowl: Why People Are Afraid To Say Super Bowl On TV […]

The Swedish-born actress was best known for her role in Federico Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” The moment where her character Sylvia, wades through Rome’s Trevi Fountain in nothing but a strapless black dress is remembered as one the most iconic scenes ever in a movie and one which turned her into a fully-fledged sex-symbol. Ekberg’s […]

Stuart Scott, a longtime ESPN anchor, died after a long battle with cancer. Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man — from his signature “Boo-Yah!” to “As cool as the […]

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