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Melissa Rivers Commemorates One-Year Anniversary Of Mother's Death

9/2/2015 8:21am EDT
Melissa Rivers Reveals Where She Scattered Joan Rivers Ashes On
Melissa Rivers revealed the touching place where she scattered her beloved late mother, Joan Rivers ashes, during the one-year anniversary of her death.

September 4 will be one year since Joan Rivers' untimely death following complications after a surgical procedure.

Melissa Rivers revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she scattered some of her mother's ashes in a place that both she, son Cooper, and Joan held dear.

Some of the comedy legend's ashes were left in Wyoming in August. The state is where the three vacationed each summer.

"Coop and I took our annual family vacation to Wyomin...
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In Memoriam: The Five Best Wes Craven Films Of All Time

8/31/2015 10:50pm EDT
Wes Craven
The film world has lost one of its legends. Horror master Wes Craven died Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

To say his loss is massive is an understatement – nobody in horror history was more prolific, beloved and utterly creative than Craven. From Freddy Krueger to Ghostface, "The Hills Have Eyes" to "The Last House On The Left," Craven made great cinema.

And while a lot of his films went on to be remade to much lesser effectiveness, it was the cool of Craven that made a film he wrote and directed such an original experience.

So in loving memory of the man w...
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Wes Craven: 1939 - 2015

8/31/2015 10:44pm EDT
Horror Legend Wes Craven Dies At 76
Filmmaker Wes Craven, best know for cult films including the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series and "Scream" movies, has died.

The horror legend passed away at his Los Angeles home following a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.

"It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away at 1PM on Sunday, August 30 after battling brain cancer," his family said in a statement. "He was 76 years old. Craven was surrounded by love, in the presence of his family at his Los Angeles home."

Related: The Five Best Wes Craven Films (Tribute)

Craven made his debut in 1972 when he wrote, dire...
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Is James Earl Jones Dead?

8/28/2015 6:06pm EDT
 Death Of James Earl Jones Saddens Fans Until They Realize It's
News that James Earl Jones is dead has fans tweeting condolences in memory of the 84-year-old actor who is very much alive.

The award-winning actor is the victim of yet another celebrity death hoax. Word of his death shared on Facebook and Twitter this week after a fake news site reported that Jones recently passed away in Arkabutla, Mississippi.

did James earl jones die I'm really worried

— Jarred Ø'Cønnør (@jarredoc) August 28, 2015

Gullible fans clicked on the link despite the fact that major news sites like CNN and NBC were not running the story. Although death is never a joke, ...
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'Botched' Star Found Dead In Motel Room

8/26/2015 11:41pm EDT
Justin Bieber Look Alike
Botched star Toby Sheldon was found dead in his motel room just days after he was reported missing by friends. According to TMZ, Sheldon, who spent more than $100,000 to make himself look like Justin Bieber, was discovered in a San Fernando Valley Motel 6 on August 21. His cause of death is still unknown, but drugs were reportedly found in his motel room.

After making headlines for having numerous plastic surgery procedures to make himself look more like Bieber, Sheldon, 35, appeared on the E! reality show Botched in 2014. He was also featured on a segment of TLC's My Strange Addiction the...
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Former Model Turned Actress Joyce Ingalls Dies At 65

8/20/2015 11:26pm EDT
Joyce Ingalls
Joyce Ingalls has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and former model was 65 years old when she died, at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank on August 5. Her cause of death has not been released.

'Paradise Alley' actress Joyce Ingalls dies at 65 http://t.co/RodCzQ7ruf pic.twitter.com/szXuVIw3M6

— FOX411 (@Fox411) August 20, 2015

Ingalls was a model before she got into the acting game- she won a Cover Girl contest in 1966, and was signed to the Eileen Ford Agency. She quickly blew up as the model to beat, appearing in Vogue, Mademoiselle, Life a...
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'The Vern Fonk Guy' Dies At 50

8/19/2015 6:17pm EDT
Rob Thielke
Rob Thielke has died. According to The Seattle Times, the insurance pitchman, known for a series of goofy Vern Fonk insurance ads that have gone to become cult classics, passed away on Sunday after a battle with colon cancer. Thielke was 50 years old.

Thielke, who grew up in Washington, was hired to the Seattle-based Vern Fonk Insurance right as the company opened in 1989. Starting as an agent, Fonk (the company’s founder) came up with the idea for low-budget, goofy movie spoof insurance commercials in 1994.

Check out one of Thielke’s very first ads- a spoof of Forrest Gump- below. The a...
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Original 'Batgirl' Actress Dead

8/19/2015 8:34am EDT
'Batman' Star Yvonne Craig Who Played Batgirl, Dead At 78
Yvonne Craig, who played the titular role of Batgirl in the 1960s "Batman" television series, is dead at the age of 78.

According to People Magazine, Craig fought a two-year battle with breast cancer.

The cancer metastasized to her liver, the actress died on Monday in her home in Pacific Palisades, California her family announced in a statement on her website, YvonneCraig.com.

"She had been in chemo almost continuously for the past two plus years since being diagnosed and that had weakened her immune system," the statement read. "This didn't dampen her sense of humor or her spirit, she ...
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British Sitcom Star Stephen Lewis Dies At 88

8/18/2015 2:29am EDT
Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis, the British actor best known for starring in the ‘60s television series On the Buses, has died. According to The Daily Mail, Lewis was 88 when he passed away, early in the morning on Wednesday, August 12. He was living in a nursing home in Wanstead, east London- the same nursing home where his sister Connie also lives.

According to his niece, Rebecca Lewis, the longtime British star was “always singing and joking,” and had died peacefully on Wednesday morning.

Lewis had suffered from prostate cancer and arthritis for several years before his death, which according to his ne...
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Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Murdered

8/17/2015 8:05am EDT
Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter Stabbed To Death In Manhattan
Morgan Freeman's granddaughter has died after being stabbed multiple times.

The death of granddaughter E'Dena Hines shocked the actor, who released a statement praising the young woman's short life.

"The world will never know her artistry in talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person," the actor said in a statement through a spokesman, according to CNN.

"Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."

Reportedly, police responded to a 911 call in Washin...
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