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Without a doubt, Wes Craven is one of the masters of modern horror films. The 76-year-old director is the man behind such classics as the Scream, The Hills Have Eyes and A Nightmare On Elm Street franchises. On Sunday, his family announced Craven passed away after a long battle with brain cancer.

Even though, Craven is best known for terrifying moviegoers, he’s also dabbled in other genres. He directed Meryl Streep in Music Of My Heart and Rachel McAdams in Red Eye. Streep earned an Academy Award Best Actress nomination for her work. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.

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Legendary football NFL Hall of Famer and sportscaster Frank Gifford passed away on Sunday in his home in Connecticut. He was 84-years-old at the time of his death. Reportedly, he died of natural causes.

“It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Frank Gifford,” the family said in a statement (via NBC). “Frank died suddenly this beautiful Sunday morning of natural causes at his Connecticut home. We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being. We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.”

After the above statement was issued by the family, Today Show host Kathie Lee broke her silence about her husband’s passing. “Deeply grateful to all 4 ur outpouring of grace. We r steadfast in our faith & finding comfort in knowing where Frank is. Phillippians 4:13,” she tweeted.

Frank was Kathie Lee’s second husband. They married in 1986 and have two children together– Cody and Cassidy. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.


I’m sure by now you’ve heard the sad news of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragic passing. The 22-year-old only daughter of Whitney Houston died Sunday in an Atlanta-area hospice nearly six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

“Bobbi Kristina Brown (March 4, 1993 – July 26, 2015). It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: ‘The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face.’” – Posted on Whitney’s Official Facebook

If you recall, the “I Will Always Love You” singer drowned in a bathtub as well three years ago on the eve of her Grammy performance. Bobbi Kristina will be laid to rest alongside Whitney’s body in New Jersey.

Bobby Brown has broken his silence over the tragic death of his daughter. He spoke to Us Weekly.

“Krissy was and is an angel,” Bobby told Us Weekly. “I am completely numb at this time. My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.”

Our condolences go out to Brown and Houston’s families. Check out more celeb reactions below, including tweets from Oprah Winfrey, Dionne Warwick and more.

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Can’t Buy Me Love is one of my favorite teen movies of all-time. The original 1987 film, of course, and not horrible remake starring Nick Cannon. God, Love Don’t Cost A Thing was awful.

Amanda Peterson, who played Cindy Mancini in the film, passed away over the weekend. When Patrick Dempsey learned of her death Tuesday night, the former Grey’s Anatomy actor took to Twitter to pay his condolences.

“In my memory, she will always be vibrant and young. Gone too soon. Sending my thoughts and prayers to Amanda’s family,” Patrick Dempsey tweeted on Tuesday evening.

Though no official reason for Peterson’s death has been revealed, according to her father, Amanda was battling some health issues, including sinusitis, pneumonia and sleep apnea.

The 43-year-old actress‘ other credits include A Year in the Life, Jack’s Place, Silver Spoons and Doogie Howser, M.D. before quitting the business in 1994.

By far, my favorite scene from the teen comedy was the African anteater ritual dance. Dempsey mistakenly thought it was the latest dance craze on American Bandstand. Check out the clip below. Fun fact, Paula Abdul choreographed that iconic dance.

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Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in Star Trek for which he received three Emmy nominations, has passed away at the age of 83 at his Bel Air home in Los Angeles. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed the sad news.

Nimoy revealed last year that he was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused by smoking. Though he had given up the habit for three decades, it was years of smoking prior that is to blame.

Fittingly in his final tweet before his death, Leonard said his character’s signature saying. “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” LLAP is an acronym for ‘live long and prosper.’

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Quelle surprise! On the heels of the staggering success of the ambitious The Sound of Music Live!, NBC hired Smash producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan to executive produce another beloved musical for 2014. As expected, last week’s event heralded in a new holiday tradition. With 18.6 million viewers, the peacock network would’ve been stupid to not stage another production. No word on what musical just yet, but here’s what NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt told The New York Times.

“All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us,” Greenblatt told the Times. “Rights holders of musicals have said, ‘Please do one of our shows.’ We’re excited to try it again.”

Reportedly, the only requirement is that it must be a family-friendly Broadway classic with a slew of familiar songs. I guess that rules out Priscilla! Queen of the Desert, Rent or The Book of Mormon ;) With recent movie renditions of Hairspray, Mamma Mia and Les Miserables, that also rules them out. I’m betting they do another Julie Andrews classic. Mary Poppins anyone? Or something from the hey day of musicals.

Although the Sound of Music Live! production took over 18 months to orchestrate, all parties involved confidently believe it won’t take nearly as long, having gone through the experience already. The Carrie Underwood starrer cost reportedly $9 million to produce. With a 22-song soundtrack available on iTunes and a DVD/Blu-Ray release next week, I’m sure the network will be raking in the profits for years to come. I also foresee jacked up commercial prices for the next musical.

In other Sound of Music-related news, a cast member from the beloved movie passed away Monday. For those who didn’t believe Underwood killed it with her performance, clearly they were wrong ;) Obviously, I’m joking, albeit in bad taste.

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Paul Walker: Dead in Car Crash

In: Adam, Celeb Gossip & News

UPDATE 7:30PM November 30: Paul Walker’s official Facebook page reports that he was the passenger while riding in a friend’s car during the accident that took their lives this afternoon.

It’s been reported by TMZ and substantiated by other reputable news sources that this afternoon, November 30th, 2013, Paul Walker died in a car crash at the age of 40.

The accident occurred in Santa Clarita, a city North of Los Angeles in California when Walker’s Porsche lost control it’s reported and crashed into a tree. The car burst into flames and then exploded taking the life of the famed actor. At the time Paul was driving a passenger who also died as a result of the accident. It’s been said that no other cars or people were involved. The investigation is still ongoing to understand who was driving and what caused the accident itself. Sources close to Paul explain that he was often taking friends out for rides in his new Porsche GT and that he was in Santa Clarita as a part of a car show that was looking to donate to the victims of the typhoon incident in the Philippines.

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I first heard of Cory Monteith’s death while at the club last night. At first, I thought someone was just pulling my leg but discovered it was true. I was in shock. Even after waking up today, I still can’t believe it’s true. It’s always so sad when someone so young passes away.

The 31-year-old actor was found dead on Saturday at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver. Monteith checked in to the hotel on July 6, but missed his noon checkout time on Saturday. Staff discovered his body in his room on the 21st floor later in the day. No foul play is suspected, and no cause of death has been given. An autopsy on Monteith’s body is scheduled for Monday. It’s well documented that Cory had struggled with drug use. At the age of 19 he did a stint in rehab and just this past spring was back at a treatment facility.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.” – Glee producers, FOX & 20th Century Fox

As you would expect, his co-stars are completely devastated and shocked by the news. A rep for his on-screen and real life girlfriend Lea Michele issued the following statement to the press. “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.” I can only imagine what she’s going through. Our condolences go out to Monteith’s family and loved ones.

It’s too soon to tell how this will affect the upcoming season of Glee, but I fully expect a very moving tribute on the show. I’m already preparing myself for the waterworks. In the meantime, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite performances from him below. Thanks for the memories Cory.

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