RIP: Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly from Kris Kross

Chris 'Mac Daddy' Kelly

For those of you who were actually live during the early 90's, you might remember Kris Kross, the kid rap duo ("Jump") best known for wearing their pants backwards because ... well, it was the 90's. No matter how hard BuzzFeed tries to spin it, a lot of the fads were kind of dumb. Anyway, member Chris 'Mac Daddy' Kelly died last night, and the police report currently suspects it might have been from an overdose of cocaine and heroine. TMZ reports MORE

RIP Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel

There's very sad news to report, film critic Roger Ebert passed away today at age 70. I remember watching his TV show At The Movies when I was a kid, he (along with Gene Siskel who passed away from brain cancer back in 1999) definitely played a part in making me love movies as much as I do. Roger had a lot of intense health issues over the past couple of years but he became such an inspiration and a beacon of hope, working right up until the very MORE

Rest In Peace: Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman

There's some sad news to report this holiday weekend, word just broke that beloved actor Larry Hagman (age 81) passed away earlier this afternoon at a Dallas hospital. I've always loved Larry, from I Dream of Jeannie to his legendary turn on Dallas as J.R. Ewing. A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting him in person at the press junket for TNT's revival of Dallas. I was honored to be in his presence, it truly saddens me to think he isn't MORE

R.I.P. Sahara Davenport

Sahara Davenport

Some sad news today: Sahara Davenport, a renowned New York drag queen and a contestant from the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race, has passed away. Various queens from the show have gone on Twitter to express their MORE

Actor Johnny Lewis’ dramatic death!

Johnny Lewis

Sons of Anarchy is one of those shows that's critically acclaimed, wonderfully written, and I never watch it because I don't have cable and international copyright law prevents me from streaming it on HULU, so I have to wait a year for it to come out on DVD, and by then everything is spoiled and yadda yadda yadda Americans have all the good TV. Anyway, Johnny Lewis, who played Half-Sack on the show and dated Katy Perry a few years ago, died MORE

RIP: Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan, whom you might remember from The Green Mile, Sin City, or Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, died yesterday at the age of 54 due to complications from a heart attack back in July. TMZ reports ... Sources involved in Duncan's treatment tell us ... on July 13 the actor went without oxygen for more than 5 minutes before Omarosa was able to re-start his heart with CPR. We're told 5 minutes is the outer limit before MORE

Rest in Peace: Director Tony Scott

Tony Scott

Sad news, everyone: Tony Scott, the director of Top Gun, Man on Fire, and Unstoppable committed suicide yesterday by jumping off a bridge in Los Angeles at the age of 68. Even worse, it turns out that he had inoperable brain cancer. ABC News reports ... Tony Scott, director of Top Gun, Days of Thunder and Crimson Tide, had inoperable brain cancer, a source close to him told ABC News. The famed director died Sunday after jumping from a bridge MORE

Breaking: Donna Summer dead at 63

Donna Summer

I'm in complete shock right now, I cannot believe legendary disco diva Donna Summer passed away earlier this morning at age 63 (down in Florida) after losing her battle with cancer. I didn't even know she was sick, I don't know what to say, I was such a huge fan, I am so upset. May Donna rest in peace. Donna Summer -- the Queen of Disco -- died this morning after a battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned. We're told Summer was in Florida at the MORE

RIP: Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

Adam Yauch

If you grew up in the eighties and nineties, chances are the Beastie Boys were probably an integral part of your maturation. And if that's the case, this next bit is going to hurt like hell: Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) sadly lost his battle with cancer. He was only 47. Our condolences to all his friends and family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, MCA. It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director MORE

Rest in Peace: Davy Jones

Davy Jones

I was super bummed when I heard the very sad news about onetime teen heartthrob Davy Jones (of The Monkees) passing away suddenly (he was still playing shows just a few weeks ago) at the age of 66 from a heart attack at his home down in Florida (while he was tending to his horses). Although I wasn't around during the sixties to watch the group's beloved and hilarious television show (58 episodes in total originally ran from 1966 to 1968), I MORE

The loss of a legend, Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

I don't even know where to start. It's still hard to believe that Whitney Houston unexpectedly passed away yesterday at the age of 48. Since hearing the devastating and tragic news, I've been in a state of complete shock and disbelief. As a huge fan and supporter of Ms. Houston, for years now (decades in fact), my heart is heavy with profound sadness over the loss of a true legend. I grew up listening to her incredible voice (that's still MORE

R.I.P. Etta James

Etta James

Bad news, everyone: the lovely and talented songstress Etta James, who gave us such classics At Last and Something's Got A Hold On Me, passed away from leukemia complications. CNN reports: Etta James, whose assertive, earthy voice lit up such hits as The Wallflower, Something's Got a Hold on Me and the wedding favorite At Last, has died, according to her longtime friend and manager, Lupe De Leon. She was 73. She died from complications from MORE

R.I.P. Patrice O’Neal

Patrice O'Neal

Ah hell ... I just got back from a funeral and I find out that the hilarious Patrice O'Neal died? Oh, the hell with today. Let's just get drunk and call it a day. TMZ reports: Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Tuesday morning ... as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October ... this according to his friends at the Opie and Anthony radio show. O'Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years -- and performed at the Comedy Central Roast MORE

R.I.P. Heavy D

Heavy D

Just in case you weren't on the Internet yesterday, Heavy D (aka Dwight Arrington Myers) died after suffering an asthma attack. He was only 44 years old. TMZ reports: Law enforcement tell TMZ ... Heavy D had just returned from shopping and walked up some stairs when he began having trouble breathing. Adam Mills, a designer who was in the building and knew Heavy D, found him leaning against a railing and clearly in distress. Adam tells us he MORE