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William Shatner Upset Over Missing Pal Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

March 1st, 2015 11:01am EST
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner will be forced to miss Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy funeral on Sunday because of a prior commitment that will leave no time for him to travel cross-country and arrive in time for the memorial service.

Shatner had a commitment to attend a charity ball in Floriday Saturday night, while Nimoy's burial is happening in California.

“I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t make it back in time,” the 83-year-old wrote on Twitter.

"I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest fri...
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We Bet You Didn't Know This About Leonard Nimoy

February 28th, 2015 6:03pm EST
RIP Leonard Nimoy: 15 Things You May Not Know About The 'Star Tr
The world lost a Hollywood icon on Friday when Leonard Nimoy, 83, passed away at his home in Bel Air, Calif., after suffering from COPD. Nimoy was forever linked to his role as Spock on the original "Star Trek," but the actor was more than just a guy who played a vulcan/human hybrid on the small and big screens.

1) He was born in Boston, Mass., in 1931 to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants. His mother was a stay-at-home mom, and his father was a barber. Nimoy began acting at age 8.

2) He had his pilot's license and owned an airplane.

3) He was a vegetarian.

4) He was an alcoholic while working...
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'Star Trek' Star Leonard Nimoy Dead At Age 83

February 27th, 2015 12:52pm EST
'Star Trek' Star Leonard Nimoy Dead At Age 83
Leonard Nimoy, the idol of millions of "trekkies" who worshiped his iconic character of the logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise, Mr. Spock, died on Friday morning at his home in Bel Air. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease. He revealed it was caused by his many years of smoking. Nimoy had given up his habit almost 30 years earlier. The actor tweeted on Jan. 14, 2014, that he had lung disease.

“I quit smoking 30 years a...
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Is Sugar Ray Singer Mark McGrath Dead?

February 26th, 2015 6:37pm EST
Mark McGrath Is Not Dead, Death Hoax Was A Publicity Stunt
Fans of 90s alternative pop band Sugar Ray and its lead singer Mark McGrath received quite a scare this morning courtesy of a Los Angeles PR firm, but it turned out to be just another Hollywood publicity stunt.

A company called "We Are Prismatics" sent out a mass email with the subject of "Media Alert" and proceed to report that the singer of hits including "Fly" and "Every Morning" had been shot and killed.

"Musician Mark McGrath has died at the age of 46," the email said. "McGrath was on set filming the second season of entertainment show Hot Package, when he was confronted by a masked ...
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Police Rule K-Pop Wannabe Ahn Sojin's Death As a Suicide

February 25th, 2015 2:45pm EST
Aspring K-Pop Star Ahn Sojin Takes Her Own Life
Korean pop star wannabe Ahn Sojin took her own life on Tuesday. According to various reports, the 22-year-old singer, who was a contestant on reality show "Project KARA," was found unconscious in the garden of her apartment complex in Daegu. Sojin was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

SBS reports that police said in a statement: "We have concluded it to be suicide and we will be wrapping up the case. We did not find any traces of evidence that would suggest that it was something other than suicide. The family of the deceased are having a very difficult time, they want t...
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TV Star Ben Woolf Dies Four Days Following Car Accident

February 24th, 2015 8:23am EST
'American Horror Story' Star Ben Woolf Dies From Head Injury
Actor Ben Woolf, most known for his role in "American Horror Story: Freak Show," died after being struck by a car on Thursday night.

The actor, who was 4'4" and had pituitary dwarfism, was walking across the street in Hollywood when he was hit in the head by the mirror of a passing SUV. Woolf was taken to a nearby hospital, had surgery and was thought to be out of danger, but he died on Monday after suffering a stroke, according to TMZ.com.

Police did not charge the driver of the SUV because Woolf was reportedly jaywalking.

Woolf played Infantata in the first season of "American Horror...
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Julia Roberts Loses Mother One Year After Sister Dies

February 19th, 2015 1:45pm EST
Julia Roberts' Mom Reportedly Dies Of Cancer
Julia Roberts' mother reportedly died of lung cancer on Thursday. Betty Lou Motes passed away at a health center in Santa Monica, Calif., acccording to In Touch. She was 80 years old.

Motes had reportedly been living with the actress, her husband and three children in their Los Angeles home.

It's the second family-related death in a year that Roberts has had to face. In February 2014, her half-sister Nancy Motes died at her home in Los Angeles from a drug overdose.

According to reports, Motes, a production assistant, was found dead in a bathtub with prescription and non-prescription drug...
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CBS Newsman Bob Simon Killed In Terrible Car Crash

February 12th, 2015 2:35pm EST
Bob Simon, 25-Time Emmy Award-Winning CBS Reporter, Killed In NY
Veteran CBS news reporter Bob Simon was killed in a car accident Wednesday night in New York City.

The 73-year-old 60 Minutes correspondent died at St. Luke's hospital after the Lincoln Town Car he was in collided with a Mercedes on Manhattan's West Side Highway.

The driver of the Mercedes, 23-year-old Zachery Miller, told the New York Post that the Town Car looked to have lost control before it hit him while he was at a stoplight.

"He swerved into me," Miller said. "He hit me and he looked like he lost control of the car."

The car was reportedly mangled so badly that the roof had to be...
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Who's Fighting Over Robin Williams' Estate?

February 3rd, 2015 9:20am EST
Robin Williams' Estate Becomes A Family Battleground
After his tragic death last year, Robin Williams' estate has become a battleground for his wife and children.

The late actor's wife, Susan Schneider, is now claiming that the couple's children have taken items that were specifically bequeathed to her- jewelry, memorabilia, personal items and Williams' many awards.

Apparently, Williams' estate specifically gave those items to his children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody. Schneider, however, argues that Williams had bequeathed her a house to live in, and that the jewelry, memorabilia and other items found in that home count as hers.

The Williams ...
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Suge Knight Kills Friend In Hit And Run

January 30th, 2015 7:18am EST
Suge Knight Kills Friend In Hit And Run, Turns Self In
Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight may have just killed a man in a hit and run.

The incident began last night on a movie shoot in Compton, featuring Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Knight drove on to the set, where a physical altercation began between him and two unknown men.

After the fight broke out, Knight got back into his car and fled the scene- but in driving away, he ran over and killed another man.

TMZ claims that Knight was so quick to get out of there because he's already in poor health (Knight was grievously wounded in a shooting last year).

They also claim the man he ran over was Terry Carter...
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