RIP Jean Stapleton (aka Edith Bunker)

Jean Stapleton and Carol O'Connor

Sad news to report, Jean Stapleton, star of stage and screen passed away at her home in NYC yesterday at the age of 90. She'll be best remembered for her iconic role as Edith Bunker from Norman Lear's now classic 1970s television show, All In The Family. Without a doubt, the ground-breaking (and controversial) show still remains my top favorite TV show of all-time, a lot of the credit for that goes to Jean, who won three Emmy awards for her MORE

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: Mindy McCready

Mindy McCready

Word broke tonight that troubled country singer Mindy McCready was found dead in her Arkansas home from an apparent suicide. According to TMZ, the 37-year-old reportedly first shot her dog and then herself, this was her third attempt at killing herself, and unfortunately this time it worked. Mindy has been in and out of the news for years because of all of her many troubles which were made quite public, including bouts with drug and alcohol 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

Coldplay’s touching tribute to Adam Yauch

Coldplay

Last night Coldplay played a sold-out show over at the Hollywood Bowl and they performed an amazing cover of the Beastie Boys' classic party anthem (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!) as a touching tribute to Adam Yauch aka MCA who sadly lost his battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 47. May he rest in peace, my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. A tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam 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

RIP: Thomas Marth (The Killers’ saxophonist)

Thomas Marth

Well, this sucks. Thomas Marth, whom you might remember as the saxophonist from The Killers who made Sam's Town so damn awesome, apparently shot himself on Monday. The A/V Club reports: Thomas Marth, who recorded and toured with The Killers as a saxophonist for 2008's Sam's Town and 2010's Day And Age, was found dead Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Las Vegas home. The county coroner has now officially ruled his death a suicide. MORE

We miss you Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes

Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

I can't believe ten years have passed since we suddenly lost Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, she's probably best remembered as one of the three parts that made up TLC. Their 1999 album Fanmail still has a place on my iPod, it's one of my favorite albums of all-time! Apparently Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas are now planning a reunion tour, I do love them both but it just won't be the same without Left Eye, yet I'd really like to seem MORE