Rest in Peace – Tom Bridegroom

Tom Bridegroom

A couple of weeks ago I heard about the unexpected passing of an acquaintance of mine named Tom Bridegroom. He tragically fell four floors to his death just a mere few weeks after his 29th birthday on May 7th in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles while photographing a friend, a completely freaky and very unfortunate accident. I met Tom last year at one of Simon Curtis' shows at The Mint down on Pico, and then we quickly became friends on MORE

R.I.P. Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

In case you've been off the Internet for the past couple hours, the news has broken that Jackass star Ryan Dunn died last night in a car crash after getting allegedly drunk behind the wheel of his Porsche and driving at 110 mph. He may have made some mistakes, but in death he deserves the respect and dignity we would extend to anyone el - OH COME ON TMZ ... 34-year-old Dunn appeared in all of the Jackass movies -- famously shoving a toy car MORE

R.I.P. Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow

Grammy nominated blues singer/songwriter Phoebe Snow is dead at the age of 60 resulting from complications with a brain hemorrhage. Though perhaps little regarded today, Snow was a formidable force in her heyday during one of the most tumultuously changing times in music, the mid 70s, during which her biggest hit Poetry Man hit #1 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and garnered her her first and only Grammy nomination. She was featured on MORE

R.I.P. Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

TIm Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Sad news to report, Getty Images war photographer Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, award-winning news photographer and co-director of the Oscar nominated documentary Restrepo were killed yesterday in Libya. They were in the city of Misurata which is held by rebels who oppose the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the city has been under attack for several weeks now, and is surrounded by forces who are loyal to Gaddafi. Their deaths come as an MORE

R.I.P. Elizabeth Taylor


Hollywood legend, icon and true beauty Elizabeth Taylor died this morning at the age of 79 this morning after a fight with congestive heart failure. Her son, Michael Wilding, released this statement on his family's behalf: "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her MORE

Rest in Peace: Knut the polar bear

Knut and Thomas Dörflein

I seriously don't know what's going on in the world right now, everything seems crazy and out of control, and now to top it all off Knut is dead! The super adorable polar bear kept at the Berlin Zoo died suddenly at the age of just four. He became an international sensation back in '06 after his mother rejected him and was then raised by zookeeper Thomas Dörflein (who also died suddenly back in '08). His cuteness will be seriously missed, being MORE

The passing of a legend … Jane Russell

Jane Russell

It is a sad day in Hollywood proceeding the Oscars with the news just in of Jane Russell’s death at age 89 of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria, CA. The actress is best known for her work in 1953's Gentleman Prefer Blondes alongside fellow sex symbol Marilyn Monroe but she also gained attention in other rolls like in The Outlaw (1940) a Howard Hughes vehicle that set the censorship board aflutter (and also set Hughes to work MORE

Rest in peace, Elizabeth Edwards

There's sad news to report today, Elizabeth Edwards lost her six-year battle with breast cancer at age sixty-one earlier today at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was surrounded by her family, including her estranged husband John Edwards (who basically put her through hell with his affair with Rielle Hunter) I always admired her strength and resilience, she was a kind and strong woman who deserved a lot better. I pray that she's MORE

Gloria Stuart – Rest in peace

Oh no! There's sad news to report this morning ... actress Gloria Stuart passed away peacefully yesterday here in Los Angeles at the age of one hundred - she was probably known best for her Academy Award nominated performance in Titanic (She played 'Rose' in her senior years) She also became the oldest person to ever be nominated for an Oscar at age 87 (unfortunately Gloria was beat out by Kim Basinger in LA Confidential) She also appeared in MORE

R.I.P.: That guy who back-scooped Heidi Montag

So Dr. Frank Ryan, that plastic surgeon who decided to perform ten different surgeries on mentally imbalanced and not at all intelligent rich bitch Heidi Montag, died yesterday in a car accident in Malibu. Sadly, he would have survived had he not removed his airbags in order to give Heidi the breasts she has today ... too soon? Here's big boobs' statement: "I am devastated to hear the news of Dr. Frank Ryan's death," she wrote on Twitter. "He was MORE

one year later: ryan & redmond visit farrah fawcett

yesterday was all about michael jackson - yet let's not forget on that same day last year - we also lost farrah fawcett - the 'charlie's angels' star battled cancer like a true trooper and managed to fight the good fight with all her will and strength but sadly she succumbed to the disease - her story is truly inspiring and i'm sure has given plenty of strength to people fighting cancer all over the world! yesterday her longtime partner ryan MORE

rue mcclanahan – rest in peace

late last night we lost another great one ... award-winning actress rue mcclanahan (age 76) passed away at 1:05am after suffering a massive stroke - i knew she hadn't been all that healthy over the past few months but it was still shockingly sad to read this morning another 'golden girl' had died (still sprite at age 88, betty white is the only girl left!) not only did i adore rue on the golden girls playing the super sassy 'blanche devereaux' - MORE

dennis hopper – rest in peace

oh there's sad news to report today - after a long battle with cancer, actor dennis hopper (age 74) succumbed to his illness and passed away early this morning at his home in venice, CA - i just wrote about him a couple of weeks ago when he finally received his well-deserved star on hollywood blvd's walk of fame (he got it just in the nick of time ... people who pass on need to wait five years for a posthumous honor - like bea arthur - ugh) he MORE

gary coleman – rest in peace

oh i've been bummed out all day long over the unexpected passing of gary coleman at age 42 after he suffered a intracranial hemorrhage and slipped into a coma (his wife shannon price pulled the plug this morning) he was best known for his starring role as the adorable arnold jackson (what'choo talkin' 'bout, willis?) on the hit 80s sitcom diff'rent strokes which i totally loved as a kid (it ran eight seasons, 1978-1986) sadly mr. coleman is MORE