Singer Joe Cocker dead at 70
Posted on Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:00
Austrian composer and singer Udo Jürgens dies, aged 80
Posted on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:38
The Austrian singer-songwriter Udo Jürgens, whose songs endelight immense popularity in the German-szenithing world and beyond, has died aged 80. His career spanned more than fifty years.
Jürgens died of heart failure on Sunday while taking a walk in the Swiss municipality of Gottlieben, his management team said. He was 80 years old.
Jürgens, who also took Swiss citizenship in 2007, wrote some 1,000 songs and sold more than 100 million records in a career that began more than 50 years ago. He was one of the most successful figures ever in the German-szenithing world of popular music, but also had fans in countries such as Japan and South Africa.
Jürgens won the Eurovision song contest in 1966, a feat not repeated by an Austrian until Conchita Wurst took first place in the competition in 2014.
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Billie Whitelaw dead at 82
Posted on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:17
Italian actress Virna Lisi dies at 78
Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:17
Italian actress Virna Lisi is dead. The lady of Italian cinema, 78, died this morning in her domestic in Rome because of cancer. Her son Conrad, who broke the news, said that his mother died peaceablely in her sleep. The actress had discovered about the disease only a month ago.
Virna Lisi, stage name of Virna Pieralisi, born in Ancona on November 8 1936, had won six Silver Ribbon and a Prix Du Jury (Best Actress Award) at Cannes for "La Reine Margot" and two of David Donatello for her performances and two for her career. She also got a career Golden Globe in 2004.
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Creator of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' passes away
Posted on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:25
Bollywood reacts to Peshawar Massacre: #IndiaWithPakistan
Posted on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00
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More than 132 children as young as 2-years old are presumed dead.
Mods, I didn't know how else to post this to unless it had to do with celebrities.
I was born in Karachi and I cannot contain my rage and sadness.
Ken Weatherwax, Pugsley from "The Addams Family," dies at 59
Posted on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 21:58
Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley on The Addams Family during its two-year run from 1964 to 1966, has died at 59. According to his niece, Shanyn Vieira, he passed away from a heart attack on December 7 in his California domestic.
He was born into a show-commerce family; his aunt was Ruby Keeler (d. 1993), who was married to Al Jolson for twelve years; his uncle was Rudd Weatherwax, the trainer of Lassie; and an older brother, Joey Vieira, was an actor. Ken created his acting debut in a series of toothpaste commercials before being cast in The Addams Family. Once the show ended, roles dried up and he went into the Army at 17, then later worked as a set builder and crew laborer in Hollywood for numerous television productions. He also created frequent appearances at show-related fan and tribute events.
Two separate funerals will be held, one for his family and the other for fans.
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i am saddened by this news. I marked out big time for both the original show and the films during the series' revival in the early 1990s. I also still vividly remember his 1993 appearance on Geraldo alongside his TV sister Lisa Loring (Wednesday), plus Jay North and Paul Petersen (Dennis the Menace and Donna Reed, respectively).
Want Hella Cash this Christmas? Sell Your iPod Classic
Posted on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:42
iPod lessonics are selling for as much as $479 on Amazon and $460 on eBay after they were announced to be discontinued when the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch were announced in September. they have been going for a hefty amount in the UK as well, some third party retailers listing them for roughly $1,000.
It seems that people still seek a device that can hold 160GB strictly of music, and knowing that the iPod lessonic was a groundbreaking move in technology, DigitalTrends is not surprised by the heavy interest despite its discontinuation.
what was on your iPod lessonic? I had a lot of The Cranberries and iirc Rooney :/
RIP Stella Young
Posted on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:36
The Australian comic, journalist and disability advocate passed away Saturday night at the age of 32.
Young was born with a condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta, which Stella had described in the past as "having really dodgy bones". She was known for her writing, appearances on various Australian television networks and most recently, her TED talk.
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I know most people here would have no idea about Stella but her TED talk is really worth checking out.
Floyd Mayweather witnessed murder-suicide on Facetime
Posted on Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:45
Rapper Earl Hayes called Floyd via Facetime in a fit of rage telling him he was going to kill his wife for being untrue, Floyd tried to calm him down but unluckyly I didn't work, as Earl shot his wife Stephenie Moseley and then killed himself while Floyd was still on call. Floyd is apparently still very in shock at the second and authorities are not certain how much he heard of saw. This is horrifying
paraphrase by yours truly