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By Red Diogenes On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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‘American Idol’ Haley Smith killed in motorcycle crash

In tragic news, Haley Smith, a former American Idol contestant, has been killed in a motorcycle accident. According to In Touch, Smith, 26, died on Aug. 31 after crashing her motorcycle on Medway Road in Millinocket, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Mexico: Journalist, Jorge Celestino Ruíz Vázquez killed, 11th murder since December

Journalist Jorge Celestino Ruíz Vázquez , a collaborator with the Graphic newspaper of Xalapa, was killed in Veracruz, Mexico, according to a Telesur TV report (computer translated). photo/Alan Cleaver Ruiz is More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ star Julie Adams dead at age 92

A Universal Monsters film star, Julie Adams, has passed away at the age of 92. Her son Mitch Danton told The Hollywood Reporter that Adams died early Sunday morning in in Los Angeles, California. While her legacy More...

By Guest Author On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Saying Goodbye to Penny Marshall, the ‘Big’ Female Director of Hollywood

Penny Marshall, born October 15, 1943, died at the age of 75 at her home, Hollywood Hill, California. 2018 was not kind to us as many celebrities died in this year. Penny was one of them who was a resolute woman More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, November 16th, 2018
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John Schneider comments on Roy Clark’s passing, how he could ‘light up the biggest of rooms’

John Schneider has issued a statement on today’s passing of Country Music icon, Roy Clark: John schneider “Roy was an amazing talent whose smile and dexterity on a guitar would always light up the biggest More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Reporters Without Borders: Radio host Ricardo Welch, aka The Gladiator, murder at his home

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is disturbed to learn Ricardo “The Gladiator” Welch, a former radio show host in Trinidad and Tobago, was shot and killed outside his home on October 19. Ricardo Welch The More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 29th, 2018
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2018 AMA will pay homage to Aretha Franklin with legendary lineup: Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans

dick clark productions and ABC today announced an all-star lineup of soul and gospel legends who will come together to pay homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at the “2018 American Music Awards.” Gladys More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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John Schneider issues statement on the passing of Burt Reynolds

photo courtesy of Fathom Events John Schneider has issued a statement on today’s passing of his friend, Burt Reynolds: “One of my most vivid memories as a sixteen-year-old was skipping school and climbing More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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RIP Burt Reynolds: A charismatic, classy actors – Best Films List

I met Burt Reynolds briefly during the Cop and a Half production, filming in Tampa. I was working at USF’s prop shop in the theater building and had a chance to be thanked for our contribution. I was struck More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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John McCain asks Trump to skip his funeral and send Pence instead

Senator John McCain, who is suffering from a very serious form of brain cancer, says he would prefer if President Trump skipped his funeral and sent Vice President Mike Pence in his place. photo/ donkeyhotey McCain More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
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Barbara Bush passes away at age 92

On Tuesday, former First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92. “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 15th, 2018
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Sridevi to be Remembered at Indian Film Festival in L.A.

The Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles will include a tribute to Sridevi. The Indian actress met her demise with reports that she went into cardiac arrest. Fans question why the actress chose to stay behind after More...

By Red Diogenes On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Former NBA player Rasual Butler, wife Leah Labelle from ‘American Idol’ killed in car crash

Leah Labelle, a 2004 American Idol finalist, and her husband Rasual Butler, a former NBA player, were killed overnight in a single-car crash in Studio City, Los Angeles. Rasual Butler and Leah LaBelle photo/ More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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‘Glee’ star Mark Salling’s suicide Demonstrates Dangers of Pornography Addiction

According to news reports, Glee star Mark Salling is dead at age 35 from apparent suicide. Salling pleaded guilty to possession of over 50,000 images of child pornography in 2017. He was awaiting his sentencing More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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‘Toy Story 4′: Pixar will likely use old recorded dialogue to include Don Rickles’ Mr Potato Head

Don Rickles, who died at the age of 90, had expanded his legendary career with his role in the Toy Story franchise as Mr. Potato Head. While Disney/Pixar has already started working on the fourth installment, Rickles More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Star Wars Episode VIII’: Carrie Fisher had finished her scenes for a ‘larger’ Leia presence

Fans learned of the sad passing of Carrie Fisher, suffering a heart attack over the holiday weekend, and died just after Christmas. Her legacy will live on as Fisher had reprised her role as General Leia for Rian More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 11th, 2016
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Discovery Channel airs John Glenn tribute tonight

John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth during the height of the space race. He was a pioneer, an aviation icon and American hero.  Discovery Channel will pay tribute to Glenn with a special encore More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Rapper Lor Scoota calls for ‘Peace in the Streets’ at rally, gunned down an hour later

Baltimore rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who went by the stage name Lor Scoota, was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy intersection in Friday, police said. The shooting came just after Lor Scoota called for “peace More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, June 20th, 2016
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‘Star Trek’ star Anton Yelchin dies in bizarre car accident

While details are still a bit confusing, Star Trek star Anton Yelchin has died at age 27 following a tragic and strange car accident early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. Yelchin was found pinned under the vehicle More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 11th, 2016
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Kevin James Loibl identified as shooter in murder of singer Christina Grimmie

While singer Christina Grimmie met with fans after her show in central Florida, a man who walked up to her after the performance in Orlando, shooting and killing the former star of The Voice, police said. Witnesses More...


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