Dead at 93
Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in show business, died today. He was 93.
Rooney had been in ill health for quite some time. We’re told death was attributed to natural causes.
He was one of the most famous child actors in entertainment history. He played the role of Andy Hardy in more than a dozen classic MGM films.
Rooney also teamed up with Judy Garland for “Babes in Arms” which was a huge hit back in 1939.
He was the first teenager ever to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in “Strike Up the Band” in 1940.
Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor starred in one of the biggest movies of the 40s — “National Velvet” — which launched Taylor’s career.
Rooney also starred with Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
Rooney appeared most recently in “The Muppets” in 2011 with Amy Adams and Jason Segel and “Night at the Museum” in 2006 with Ben Stiller.
The 5’2″ Rooney was married 8 times. One of his wives — Ava Gardner.
Rooney’s last few years were filled with family strife. He claimed elder abuse at the hands of his step-son Chris Aber and won a $2.8 million judgment against him last year for siphoning money from his accounts.
Rooney testified before the U.S. Senate to discuss his personal story of abuse.
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I don’t know about you… but I was a major James Avery fan. Watched him as “Uncle Phil” on the still hit TV show #FreshPrince of Bel Air starring Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali. Its kinda crazy yesterday I saw a interview on the home page of BLOG TALK RADIO with James Avery. Listened to it and the next day. He is no longer with us! I would like to everyone to pray for his friends and family. He will be missed!
This was the interview I was listening to.
We’re sad to report, James Avery, the father on the classic show Fresh Prince of Bel Air has died at age 65.
Sources close to the actor tell TMZ he died in an L.A. hospital last night. Avery had recently undergone surgery for an undisclosed illness and took a turn for the worse late yesterday.
According to the site, his wife, Barbara, had been at his bedside but left for a short period of time to grab a bite to eat and when se returned she learned of her husband’s death.
Other celebs reacted to the actor’s passing and we’re sure more are to soon follow.
Avery’s role as Uncle Phil will forever be embedded in our memory as one of the grandest characters in pop culture.
RIP! Our prayers and thought are with his family and the cast of Fresh Prince.
SOURCE: TMZ | GLOBALGRIND.COM
I can’t believe this! What is Fast and the Furious going to do now? He made that move! My prayers to his friends and family.
Paul Walker Dead: ‘Fast And The Furious’ Actor Dies In Car Crash
Posted: 11/30/2013 10:20 pm EST | Updated: 11/30/2013 10:41 pm EST
Actor Paul Walker died in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday (Nov. 30), his rep has confirmed. He was 40 years old.
Walker’s team released this statement:
“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences. – #TeamPW.”
Walker was best known for his roles in the “Fast And The Furious” movies.
New Regency, the studio that is behind the popular film franchise, also confirmed the news, tweeting:
TMZ reports that Walker was in a Porsche when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle. It then slammed into either a post or a tree and then burst into flames and exploded.
It is not yet known what caused the driver to lose control.
Walker’s other credits include “Varsity Blues,” “Into the Blue,” “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Takers.” He is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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I’m NO LONGER GAY
If you don’t remember who Antoine Dodson is. He is famous for this video.
10:30 AM PT — Dodson has posted a video on YouTube lashing out at TMZ because he thinks we implied he “worships Satan” … which we did not.
In fact, a YouTube commenter explains it best — “Just to be clear, the article said that Hebrew Israelites ‘believe’ in Satan, meaning they believe that Satan exists. Most Jewish people do not believe Satan is a sentient being.”
Antoine Dodson — the flamboyant home intruder thwarter — says he’s “no longer into homosexuality” … so you can run and tell THAT, homeboy.
Actually, Dodson posted a statement on Facebook explaining that he’s decided to “renounce myself” — because, “I want a wife and family, I want to multiply and raise and love my family that I create.”
He explains, “I could care less about the fame and fortune, I’ve giving all that up to know the true history of the bible. For I am the True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah.”
FYI — the Hebrew Israelites (also known as the Black Israelites) believe they are the descendants of the ancient Israelites … but they don’t consider themselves as “Jewish.” They also believe that Satan exists.
As for Dodson, he explains, “As True Israel I know that there are certain things we just can’t do. And I totally understand that now. I don’t need a Mercedes Benz, I don’t need a big house in Beverly Hills all I need is the Most High and my family (Israel). I have been awaken by the great and so should you.”
He concludes, “Hate me if you must, bash me if you must, I won’t break, do what you will, for this is my calling.”
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I remember when me and Antoine Dodson kicked it and went all over Hollywood. No matter what is said about Antoine. I am very glad he found GOD and I am hearing recently what I am hearing… Antoine is good people.
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April 18, 2013 11:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
The Rihanna rumors continue to swirl, but this time, it’s not just the status of the singer’s relationship with Chris Brown in question. Some fans feel that recent concert cancellations suggest that the X Factor guest judge is pregnant!
Several of Rihanna’s fans have had to deal with bitter disappointment in the last several weeks, as the singer has already canceled four appearances that were supposed to be a part of her Diamonds World Tour. In March, insiders told TMZ that the frequent cancellations were the result of a nasty throat infection. If that’s true, it appears that the throat issues are taking a rather long time to clear up — a month after the infection speculation, Rihanna’s is said to have been spending a fair amount of time at various medical establishments in and around Beverly Hills.
Shortly after leaving one such facility, Rihanna told TMZ that she was feeling “better,” but failed to expand on whatever problems had led her to seek care in the first place. But a source tells Hollywoodlife.com that simply visiting a medical professional is not reason enough to believe claims of a supposed pregnancy. The insider explained, “Rihanna is just sick and that’s really it. I know, that’s not a good enough reason because everybody wants some drama and the rumors that she’s pregnant to make the rounds, but sorry, not this time. She’s not pregnant!”
One reason why we can expect Rihanna to avoid pregnancy for the foreseeable future: it would mess with her jam-packed celebrity schedule. The insider for Hollwoodlife.com said that Rihanna already has had a difficult enough time with simply having to cancel a few performances. With pregnancy and then childcare, she’d be missing a lot more — and she’s not prepared to deal with that at the moment. “One thing Rihanna hates the most is not being on stage…So you better believe that this sickness is killing her in more ways than one.”
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Gotta stay on top of your Taxes!
I Didn’t Pay and Didn’t Play
‘Cause of Terrifying Threats
Lauryn Hill claims she stiffed Uncle Sam on a massive tax bill for the same reason she fell off the map after the ’90s — scary threats to her and her family.
Lauryn just filed legal docs asking for mercy before her sentencing later this month, claiming there was a good reason she failed to file tax returns for 2005, ’06 and ’07 … when she earned a total of more than $1.8 million. She already pled guilty and faces several years in prison.
According to docs … Lauryn stopped paying taxes “when she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family.”
She’s not specific about the threats — but it’s a new explanation for her mysterious disappearance from the music scene after her rise to fame in the ’90s.
Lauryn previously claimed she went underground to get back in touch with her musical roots.
Lauryn’s asking the court to consider a bunch of other factors before her sentencing — including her claim that she can pay off the debt much faster if she’s not behind bars.
Lauryn is begging for probation. A judge will be merciful — or not — on April 22.
Story provided by: TMZ.com
Justin Bieber calls paparazzo death tragic, urges action
By Jill Serjeant
LOS ANGELES | Wed Jan 2, 2013 2:20pm EST
(Reuters) – Pop star Justin Bieber on Wednesday called the death of a paparazzo, who was chasing his white Ferrari in Los Angeles, a tragic accident and said he hoped it would spur action to safeguard the lives of celebrities, police and photographers.
Police said the freelance photographer, whose name has not officially been released, was killed by another driver on Tuesday evening after he crossed a busy highway to snap pictures of the Ferrari that had been stopped by police for speeding.
Bieber, 18, was not in the sports car, which was reportedly being driven by a friend.
“While I was not present nor directly involved with this tragic accident, my thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim,” the “Boyfriend” singer said in statement.
Bieber, who is followed day and night by photographers, said he hoped the incident “will finally inspire meaningful legislation and whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders, and the photographers themselves.”
Celebrity website TMZ.com said the photographer was following the Ferrari after seeing it pulling out of a Beverly Hills hotel on Tuesday evening, believing Bieber was inside the car.
Los Angeles police said the photographer was seen taking pictures of the traffic stop and was ordered by highway patrol officers to return to his car for safety reasons. He was struck by another motorist while trying to cross four lanes of traffic.
Bieber was stopped by police for speeding on a Los Angeles freeway last July, when the Canadian teen sensation told police he was being hounded by paparazzi.
But a Los Angeles judge in November threw out criminal charges against the photographer who was charged in that case under a new California law aimed at cracking down on aggressive photographers and celebrity media. Judge Thomas Robinson called the 2010 law “problematic” and “overly inclusive.”
The death on Tuesday brought calls from some other celebrities for a halt to the sometimes 24/7 tracking of their activities at work, home and leisure.
Singer Miley Cyrus, 20, a frequent paparazzi target, sent out a stream of Twitter messages, referencing the death of Britain’s Princess Diana in a 1997 car crash while being chased by paparazzi in Paris.
“Hope this paparazzi/JB accident brings on some changes in ’13 Paparazzi are dangerous! Wasn’t Princess Di enough of a wake up call?!” Cyrus tweeted.
“This was bound to happen! Your mom teaches u when your a child not to play in the street! The chaos that comes with the paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices,” Cyrus added.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Sandra Maler)
Tara Reid Says Alleged Motorcycle Accident Was
Staged By TMZ
Posted: September 13, 2012
American Pie actress Tara Reid is blasting members of TMZ after the popular celebrity media outlet posted video footage of her falling off a stationary moped in France over the weekend.
According to Reid, the entire video, which shows the actress and a friend “hammered drunk” and sprawled out on on the ground in St. Tropez, was an attempt by TMZ to make it look like she had returned to her wild partying ways.
“Tmz are liars and they always against me they pushed us down that’s why we fell why don’t u see how we fell? It’s a set up,” Reid Tweeted on September 11.
“Look how it is edited they only (showed) u after they knocked us down in front of our own boat its so wrong and I will defend us this time 100 (per cent). That’s why I was covering my face I knew I was getting set up so unfair its totally not right and I finally have had it stop picking on me!”
In response to Reid’s set up allegations, TMZ showed pictures of the actress on the morning after her motorcycle mishap.
In the shots, which the outlet say are proof Reid was wasted, Tara is seen on a yacht wearing the exact same blue party dress she donned during her drunken outing and lighting a cigarette with a BBQ lighter.
“That’s called the morning after being wasted,” one of the TMZ crew says of pictures.
In addition to their picture proof, TMZ noted that Reid was captured on video laughing and giggling after falling off the bike. If she had really been pushed over, TMZ explains, she would have been angry, not laughing.
Watch a clip from “TMZ Live,” where they discuss Tara Reid and the St. Tropez motorcycle incident below:
Readers chime in with your thoughts on the matter. Do you think TMZ staged Tara Reid’s motorcycle mishap or was she legitimately drunk?
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WHITNEY HOUSTON Found Underwater
Whitney Houston was found in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel yesterday … with her face underwater … people close to Whitney tell TMZ.
According to our sources, her stylist, hairdresser and two bodyguards were among the people in the room at the time. We’re told they became worried about Whitney because she had been in the bathroom for over an hour and it was time to start getting ready for the Clive Davis party.
Our sources say they began to knock on the door and there was no answer. We’re told the hairdresser, who is female, went in to check on Whitney. She immediately screamed and, according to our sources, one of the bodyguards came running in and pulled her out of the tub.
We’re told Whitney’s face was below the water and her legs were up … like she had slid down the back of the tub.
According to our sources, her body was very cold and the bodyguard attempted CPR. That’s when hotel security was called.
Paramedics arrived shortly thereafter, but Whitney was pronounced dead at 3:55 PM.
Courtesy of TMZ.COM