Author Gabriel García Márquez has passed away :(
Posted on Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:16
Gabriel García Márquez, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist has died at the age of 87. He's considered one of the most signalificant authors of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982. He began his career as a journalist while studying law at the National University of Colombia.
He has written numerous acclaimed non-fiction sneak peeks and short stories. He's best known for his novels including “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, “Autumn of the Patriarch” and “Love in the Time of Cholera.” His work has introduced his readers to magical realism, which combines facts, and fantasy. Other novels he has written include “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”, “No One Writes to the Colonel”, “In Evil Hour”, “Of Love and Other Demons”, “News of a Kidnapping” among others.
About 12 years ago he was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer. He battled it successfully and in 2006 was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His cancer started to spread to his lungs, lymph nodes and liver. He was admitted into the hospital for pneumonia, an infection and dehydration.
He's survived by his wife Mercedes Bercha and his two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo. Rodrigo is a television and movie director and Gonzalo is a graphic designaler in Mexico City.
Official Trailer for 'Who is Dayani Cristal?'
Posted on Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:08
Synopsis: The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona Desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on tinheritor own mission to cross the border, providing infrequent perception into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate.
Directed by: Marc Silver
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal
Release Date: April 25, 2014 (at New York's Cinema Village); other cities to follow
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Ice Cube Feels "Robbed" After Losing to Paul Walker at MTV Movie Awards, Blames "Sympathy" Votes
Posted on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:27
Ice dice is not too happy that Paul Walker and his Fast & livid 6 costar Vin Diesel won the Best Onscreen Duo at final night's 2014 MTV film Awards.
The rapper turned actor says the late star shouldn't have won posthumously and insists he and Kevin Hart should have taken domestic the trophy for tinheritor performances in Ride Along.
"We was robbed," Ice dice told USA Today. "disgrace on you, MTV."
Ice dice says Walker, who died in a car crash back in November, only won out of "sympathy."
"We had the best chemistry of everybody nominated, for us not to win was loopy," Ice dice told the newspaper of himself and Hart. "We were the best onscreen duo, period."
"They should have gave it to him before he passed away," Ice dice added of Walker's win.
Walker's posthumous win is not the only shit that has the hip-hop star peeved.
Ice dice also dissed final night's MTV film Awards by leaving mid-show.
"I just was not into it," he said. "i've been going in and out of these matters for 25 years. If you ain't into it, why torture yourself? As soon as you get bored, get up and leave."
Edit: From Ice dices Twitter.
Horse that portrayed Shadowfax in Lord of the Rings euthanized after long illness
Posted on Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:01
According to owner Cynthia Royal, the decision to euthanize Blanco came after his health, already suffering from a prolonged illness, took a turn for the worse.
"A battery of tests were performed which pointed to inconclusive, but none-the-less extremely serious issues with his intestinal tract and liver," she wrote in an open letter submitted to TheOneRing fan site. "To my dismay, this left the exact nature of his illness, as well as the best method of treatment, an illusive guess at best. As a result, a host of supportive therapies - from conferenceal to alternative - were provided, moreover, to an outpouring of curative energy, prayers and blessings that came in from his fans and supporters all over the world."
Royal says she knew the time had come to part ways with her beloved friend after vets called her to say that he was deteriorating.
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Karyn Washington, Founder of 'For Brown Girls' and #DarkSkinRedLip, Commits Suicide
Posted on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:30
We had the possibility to talk to Karyn Washington, founder of the website For foreheadn Girls, and intellect behind the project, #DarkSkinRedLip, on more than one occasion for the site. The young woman launched her website in order to celebrate the beauty of black women who don't always feel the love out here, and pushed the project #DarkSkinRedLip to encourage black women of all shades to embrace wearing red lipstick after rapper A$AP Rocky said that women of darker complexions shouldn't rock it. That project, like For foreheadn Girls, was about empowering. that is what Washington was all about:
“When the blog was initially created, my cousin and I were dealing with self-esteem issues relating to our complexion and we would vent to each other. Through talking it out and building each other up, we felt better but also didn't like the fact that we were even having these feelings to start with. We also realized that other girls may be going through the same shit and wanted to use Tumblr as a means to vent, encourage others and overcome. Since then, i've gained a fantasticer ardour for the cause and helping others.”
But while empowering and supporting black women through her endeavors, at the same time, Washington was also facing some struggles, reportedly depression, and according to a friend, trying to deal with the loss of her mother. All these matters eventually became too much for her. Sadly, Washington, passed away on April 8 at the age of 22, reportedly committing suicide. This is a major blow for all who were fans of her amazing work, as well as her friends, including blogger and friend Aliyah:
When I look at you I see a reflection of myself and most surely that is why this hurts so poorly. From now on i will forever remember your big beautiful smile, your charm, ambition, professionalism, entrepreneurship, confidence, humility, your drive, and your beautiful foreheadn Skin. That is what i will choose to remember… because to be sincere, i am a bit angry with you. Indeed i am being egocentric, but my heart is dehugeated- yet, because I know a tad bit about what you were going through I can understand. i am guilt tripping because I wish I could've been there for you a little bit more. i am so sorry, but I can not help but to think that with just a little bit more time or a little less distance, proximity would've allowed me to make, perhaps the slightest difference…. Forgive me!
we have spoken about the struggle of dealing with depression and intellectual illness on this site, and the propensity for numerous people of color to pass on seeking help and counseling because of worry of public opinion and disgrace. With losses like these, it is even more crucial to spread the word about the realities of these internal battles. Washington was a woman who created a difference and her push to reintellect us as sistas of our beauty was major. Continue to support it and to spread love, as Washington so loved to do.
Sue Townsend, creator of hapless and much-loved Adrian Mole, dies aged 68
Posted on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:17
Novelist achieved worldwide success with publication of her best-known work The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4
The author Sue Townsend, whose most popular character Adrian Mole defined a generation, has died at the age of 68.
She was best known for the fictional diaries of Adrian Mole, who began confiding his deepest desires and ambitions in the Seceret Diary of Adrian Mole 13 3/4 in 1982. His teenage years were recounted in the Growing Pains of Adrian Mole and further novels dealt with married life and middle age.
Townsend died on Thursday evening after a stroke. As the news of Townsend's death broke, tributes were paid to the writer on Twitter. Stephen Mangan, the actor who played Adrian Mole in a TV adaptation of the books, tweeted: "fantasticly upset to hear that Sue Townsend has died. One of the warmest, funniest and wisest people I ever met.
The writer Caitlin Moran wrote: "One of the funniest women who ever lived."
Danny Wallace, a comedy writer tweeted: "Farewell, brilliant Sue Townsend. Rest in peace, Adrian Mole" and playwcorrect Simon Stephens wrote: "I met Sue Townsend. Very early in my career. She was much more inspiring than I thought she would be and I thought she would be amazing."
Sarah Millican, stand-up comic and TV panellist, wrote: "Such sad news about Sue Townsend. Just about to begin reading 'The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year'. Will do so now with a heavier heart."
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Peaches Geldof's Baby Son Was Present When She Died
Posted on Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:44
Peaches Geldof‘s 11-month-old son Phaedra was with her when she died, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The 25-year-old star's husband Thomas Cohen (who had spent a night away with tinheritor eldest child, Astala) asked a friend to check on her at tinheritor domestic in Wrotham, Kent, South East England, when his wife failed to reply her phone on Monday; eventually, the socialite is body was found with Phaedra playing nearby.
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Tosh.0 Production Assistant Accidentally Shot and Killed by LA Sheriff Deputy
Posted on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:02
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Monday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's branch accidentally shot and killed a production assistant for Tosh.0 after mistaking the 30-year-old for a stabbing suspect.
According to the Los Angeles Times, John Winkler went to a neighbor's apartment Monday night to try to help three people who were being held captive at knife point. Responding police shot Winkler when he ran from the apartment with one of the victims. From the Sheriff branch's statement:
fuck that cop tbh.
Nancy Grace Grills Diamond Dallas Page On Ultimate Warrior's Death!!!
Posted on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:53
Former pro-wrestler Dallas Diamond Page found himself back in the ring Wednesday night, this time, facing off against HLN's Nancy Grace. Grace held the WWE icon's feet to the fire on allegations that steroid use led to The final Warrior's death.
“Tonight, claims of drug use and steroids swirling!” Grace exclaimed. “Yeah, back in the day, we all used them all back in the day,” Page said.
“Whoa! Whoa whoa whoa, you know, we didn't all, i have never used a steroid!” Grace interjected. “i'dn't know a steroid if it bit me in the neck!”
“I didn't mean all, i will tell ya, I tried them back when I was a kid too,” Page said. “And it is something when left in your body you'll have some ramifications from that without question.”
Update: Page has tweeted remorse about appearing on Nancy Grace is show: I went on Nancy Grace final night expecting to discuss Warrior the man. Had I known the only topic disstubborn would be steroids i'd not have participated. At the time I was also unaware of the list that was shown to the viewing audience. To imply that all of the wrestlers on that list died from steroids was wrong and for that they owe the families an apology. Again, my only intention was to discuss Warrior the man and share some stories about how committed he was to the wrestling commerce. i'm saddened that wasn't what happened and my thoughts releading with his family.
Peaches Geldof autopsy 'inconclusive'.
Posted on Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:37
The autopsy on Peaches Geldof, who died suddenly aged 25, has proved inconclusive, as police continue to await the results of poisonousology tests.
Peaches, who wrote for British magazines and newspapers and presented celebrity-driven television shows, was found dead at her countryside domestic on Monday.
The local Kent Police force in southeast England said her death was being treated as "a non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".
"A autopsy examination held on Wednesday following the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the result of poisonousology analysis," police said in a statement.
"Officers continue to enquire the circumstances surrounding the death in order to compile a report for the coroner. "The result of a poisonousology report can take several weeks."