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  1. Rickles, 90

    That's shocking. It's t-shirt and cargo shorts every time...lol Nice words from Kimmel.
  2. Rickles, 90

    Ugh, what a bummer
  3. http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/character-actor-jon-polito-dead-at-65.html Veteran character actor Jon Polito has died at the age of 65, his friend director John McNaughton announced on Friday. Over the course of 35 years in the business, Polito, by McNaughton's estimation, acted in more than 100 movies, as well as dozens of TV shows and Broadway productions. He was a particular favorite of the Coen Brothers, playing a gangster in Miller's Crossing, a studio flunky in Barton Fink, and a private investigator in The Big Lebowski. Polito also played Det. Steve Crosetti onHomicide: Life on the Street before leaving the show in "a major artistic parting of the ways." He later said that the way Crosetti was written out of the series made him "furious." More recently, he appeared in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bunheads, and Modern Family. Polito is survived by his longtime partner, actor Darryl Armbruster.
  4. Gene Wilder, 83

    We finished painting our guest room on Saturday and we hung up our Frisco Kid poster - it looks great in that room. I'll look at it now with a twinge of sadness. His death really bums me out
  5. http://thr.cm/j8h70k The youngest son of the show-business legend had been performing a tribute show to his famous father in recent years. Ricci Martin, a musician, entertainer and youngest son of show-business legend Dean Martin, was found dead Wednesday at his Utah home, The Hollywood Reporter can confirm. The cause of death has not yet been determined, family members announced on Saturday. He was 62. In recent years, Martin had been performing in a touring tribute show to his famous father. In the 1970s, he released the single Stop, Look Around and album Beached, collaborating with Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, who produced the album and would later become his brother-in-law. Martin performed at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas and other clubs in the 1990s with Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Billy Hinsche, taking the place of his late brother Dean Paul, who in the 1970s had formed a successful rock band called Dino, Desi and Billy with the others. Dean Paul Martin was killed in a military jet crash in 1987. Martin authored a 2002 book, Thats Amore, about growing up in Beverly Hills, Calif., as part of his large and colorful family. In the memoir, he recalled a party that was thrown at his family's home for his 21st birthday that was attended by, among others, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Elizabeth Taylor, David Bowie and Elton John. He was born on Sept. 20, 1953. Divorced, he is survived by three daughters, Pepper, Montana and Rio; by his mother, Jeanne Martin; an older brother, Craig, and by four sisters, Gail, Deana, Gina and Sasha.
  6. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-me-gloria-dehaven-obit-20160801-snap-story.html Gloria DeHaven, who started in show business as a child, was under contract during the golden age of movie musicals and later reinvented herself for soaps and more, has died. She was 91. The actress died Saturday in Las Vegas, her agent confirmed Monday. DeHaven’s parents were the popular vaudevillian and stage performers Carter DeHaven and Flora Parker. She and her brother, Carter DeHaven Jr., who would become a producer, would travel with their parents as they toured. She landed a bit part in Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 masterpiece “Modern Times” because her father was an assistant director on the film. She also had a small part in Chaplin’s 1940 satire, “The Great Dictator.” She was signed to an MGM contract in 1940 and appeared in “Susan and God,” while also singing with orchestras, including Bob Crosby’s band. She appeared in several musicals during the early '40s, most notably 1943’s “Best Foot Forward” and 1944’s “Step Lively,” in which she was loaned out from MGM to RKO. "Being under contract with MGM meant having everything done for you," DeHaven told The Times in 1984. "There were doctors and dentists and tutors on the lot, at your beck and call, not to mention the best vocal teachers and hairdressers and costume designers. DeHaven took time off from the screen when she married actor John Payne. Her return was in the 1948 musical flop “Summer Holiday.” She continued at MGM in supporting roles in 1950’s “Summer Stock” and “Three Little Words.” After that, she said, "The golden age of movie musicals had sadly ended." She later turned more and more to TV series, and had a recurring role in the 1970s soap opera spoof, “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.” In 1983, she took on the recurring role of Bess Shelby on the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope." "Thanks to the soap I've gained an entire new, young audience who don't know who the hell Gloria DeHaven is," she told The Times in 1984. "They adore the character and like what I bring to the part. I mean, my major movies were in the 1940s and '50s, before some of these viewers were even born. "My own contemporaries are fascinated that I've begun this sort of second career; or should I say umpteenth career, since I'm 58 and have been in show business since I was born." She returned to the big screen in the forgettable 1983 film “Bog,” but scored a hit as Jack Lemmon’s love interest in the 1997 romantic comedy “Out to Sea.” DeHaven had three husbands, and was married four times — twice to one of them. She was a mother of four.
  7. Gary Marshall...

    His presence in films always made me smile. RIP Garry.
  8. I saw this guy on American Idol. He was alright...a little too sure of himself but whatever.
  9. Musician Prince dead at 57

    2016 has been a real son of a bitch.
  10. This just sucks http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-prince-20160421-story.html
  11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/24/ken-howard-coach-on-beloved-but-doomed-white-shadow-dead-at-71/ He was a tall white man from Long Island nicknamed “the white shadow” who grew up playing basketball with African American players — and then starred in “The White Shadow,” a once beloved, but often overlooked show about a former NBA player who coaches a mostly minority team in South Central Los Angeles. The show was to have a hard edge and no gimmicks. “It’ll just be good,” Ken Howard told the Post in 1979. “No murders, gang fights or car chases. It can be colorful, true to life, and still have action. The basketball games will be our car chases. We can deal with some difficult social issues. Sports is a terrific metaphor that’s hardly been touched on TV. It’s an open-ended premise. Your only limitation is your imagination.” Now, Howard is gone. His death was announced in a statement from the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the union which he served as president starting in 2009. He was 71; though Howard had battled kidney problems in the past, no cause of death was given. Ken was an inspirational leader, and it is an incredible loss for SAG-AFTRA, for his family and for everyone who knew him,” SAG-AFTRA acting President Gabrielle Carteris said in a statement, as the Los Angeles Times reported. “He was a light that never dimmed and was completely devoted to the membership. He led us through tumultuous times and set our union on a steady course of excellence. We will be forever in his debt.” George Clooney, who said Howard gave him a ride early in his career when the future superstar didn’t have a car, also offered a tribute to People. “Today his obituary read that he was six foot six, but he was so much taller than that,” Clooney said. Howard was born in California in 1944, as the Associated Press noted, and grew up in Long Island. His early life as “the white shadow” helped him prep for “The White Shadow” — as did a stint at the Yale School of Drama cut short for Broadway, where he won a Tony playing a gym coach in “Child’s Play” (1970). “I grew up playing for Manhasset High on Long Island on a team with six black guys,” Howard said. “I loved that outrageous, creative style of city ball. ‘Logic is the death of art,’ they taught me at Yale. Maybe in basketball, too.” Though “The White Shadow” aired from 1978-1981 — an era of television more remembered for “The Love Boat” than for social drama — it didn’t pull punches. Sure, the show had a funky theme song and the Harlem Globetrotters guest-starred, but it wasn’t afraid to get heavy. Steven Bochco, later of “Hill Street Blues” and “L.A. Law,” even wrote an episode: “Pregnant Pause,” in which a player gets a girl pregnant and, when she initially says she doesn’t want an abortion, must decide whether to give up basketball. “Quit basketball?” Howard’s character — Coach Ken Reeves, with whom he shared a first name — incredulously intoned. “Which we both know is your ticket out of here?” The director of the show’s pilot won an Emmy, and it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series — just some of the praise heaped upon it in some quarters. “It has whites and blacks confronting each other in sometimes hostile situations and, unlike such programs as ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ doesn’t gloss over the conflict with sentimental and unrealistic solutions,” the Globe and Mail wrote in 1979. “Certainly not the type of show that normally survives in the ratings.” With the story of a white man saving — at least in some sense — black teens came unavoidable questions of authenticity. Was “The White Shadow” merely exploiting young men of color to tell a white man’s story? “The danger of Reeves patronizing his young inner-city kids, or of the show exploiting them for stereotypical racial jocks is a constant problem,” The Post noted at the time. The paper even asked a lauded Hoyas coach not known for shrinking from racial controversy to weigh in. “I’ve only watched the show twice, “ said Georgetown University Coach John Thompson. “I’m a little jittery and undecided about it and I think a lot of other blacks are, too. It’s good entertainment but I’ll reserve judgment on whether it’s good social education or not.” Howard said the show was at least, to mix a sports metaphor, swinging for the fences. “Of course, we’re aware of the problem,” said Howard. “Reeves represents what we aspire to be, not what we are.” When the show, after a schedule change, was canceled, Jet’s headline was “Popular Among Blacks, ‘White Shadow’ cancelled.” “The television series “White Shadow,” which showcased a majority Black cast, has been cancelled despite favorable ratings,” it noted. “The popular show, which focused on the lives of the predominantly Black Carver High School basketball team and their White coach, was reportedly hurt by being labeled ‘a Black program.’” Fondly remembering Ken Howard, the very warm and funny actor known to us on The Office as Ed Truck. pic.twitter.com/7oTWH5CuFb — B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) March 24, 2016 Whatever the politics of the end of “The White Shadow,” Howard’s career went on. His long list of credits included appearances in “The Office” as well as “In Her Shoes” (2005) and the Clooney vehicle “Michael Clayton” (2007). In 2009, the same year he took up the SAG presidency — a position once heldby James Cagney, Ronald Reagan and Charlton Heston — he won an Emmy for his appearance in the HBO film “Grey Gardens.” “We actors are so thrilled with the amazing success of cable television and the advent of new media,” he said during his acceptance speech, “and can barely wait to renegotiate.” As SAG president, Howard was known as a moderate. He narrowly won re-election in 2015 as actors fretted about how video streaming affected their royalties. “This election is critical to your future as a performer and as a union member,” he said during his campaign. “There are those who want to lead our union who are making lots of empty promises … promises squarely at odds with the divisive positions they have taken for years. Worse, they want you to believe their hollow rhetoric is the same as actual results.” He added: “At this moment in our union’s history — a time of profound change — it is more crucial than ever to elect leaders who deliver tangible results, not just empty promises.” During his Emmy speech in 2009, Howard also thanked Jeannie Epper, the “Wonder Woman” stuntwoman who donated a kidney to him in 2000 after he had battled health problems for nearly a decade. “It’s very humbling when someone gives you a part of themselves to keep you alive,” he said during later said. “Thankful doesn’t seem to quite make it.”
  12. Frank Sinatra Jr. dead at 72

    I thought the same thing, Joe
  13. Frank Sinatra Jr. died in a Daytona Beach hospital of a massive heart attack ... TMZ has learned. Sinatra was in town to do a concert in the area on Wednesday night, died suddenly in the afternoon ... according to his rep. We're told Sinatra cancelled tonight's show when he felt lightheaded. He was admitted to Halifax Medical Center, but according to his rep he said he was feeling better. He suffered the heart attack while still at the hospital. He was famously kidnapped in Lake Tahoe in 1963, when he was 19 years old ... and held ransom for $240,000. He was eventually found, safe and sound, walking the streets of Bel Air. Reports dogged him for the rest of his life that the kidnapping was a hoax, but the FBI says it was real -- and the kidnappers were convicted. Story developing ... Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/03/16/frank-sinatra-jr-dies-death-heart-attack/#ixzz437IypkYv
  14. The Love album is one of my favorites!
  15. The Oscar Controversy

    I blame the casting directors. That's all I'm going to say about this topic.