Celebritology 2.0: Obits


Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Prince William alters plans as Kate Middleton remains ill; pop star Jenni Rivera presumed dead after crash

Also: Peter Jackson explains why he made three “Hobbit” movies.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:51 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Royals, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Remembering Alex Karras: His acting career in video clips

“Blazing Saddles.” “Webster.” And a fine appearance on “Match Game.”

By Jen Chaney  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  In Memoriam

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012

RIP, Andy Williams: Remembering his Christmas specials (video)

In memory of the singer, let’s watch clips from his holiday specials.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:56 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Retro Nostalgia

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Michael Clarke Duncan remembered; Prince Harry re-emerges

Also: Nicki Minaj endorses Mitt Romney?

By Jen Chaney  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Royals | Tags:  Morning Mix, Michael Clarke Duncan, Prince Harry, Tom Cruise

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Chris Lighty, manager of artists from LL Cool J to Diddy, remembered; Sage Stallone cause of death revealed

A lot of sad news in Friday’s morning mix.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 08/21/2012

Remembering Phyllis Diller; Tony Scott’s family denies he had brain cancer

Also: Sad news for Wynonna Judd and her husband.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:03 AM ET, 08/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Tony Scott: In his memory, a tribute to ‘Top Gun’

Was it a deep film? No. But was it skillfully slick popcorn fare? It sure was.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:08 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Obits | Tags:  Tony Scott, Tom Cruise

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Director Tony Scott has died; Wynonna Judd postpones shows in wake of husband’s accident

The “Top Gun” director took his own life by jumping from an L.A. bridge.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix, Tony Scott, Wynonna Judd, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Ron Palillo of ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ has died of a heart attack

The man who played Arnold Horshack in ‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ died at age 63 from a heart attack.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:13 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Ron Palillo

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 08/07/2012

Marvin Hamlisch: His three best movie ballads

Remembering some of the composer’s more poignant works following his untimely death.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:20 PM ET, 08/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Movies, Music | Tags:  Marvin Hamlisch

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Trouble for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson?; Remembering Sherman Hemsley

Also in the morning mix: Sherman Hemsley and Chad Everett, ‘70s TV stars, pass away.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Sherman Hemsley

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Ernest Borgnine: Remembering eight of his smaller roles

Sure, he won an Academy Award for “Marty.” But let’s not forget that he also appeared on “Magnum, P.I.”

By Jen Chaney  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Ernest Borgnine

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Katie Holmes prepares for next movie; Ernest Borgnine dies

Also: Sienna Miller welcomes a child.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  TomKat, Obits | Tags:  Morning Mix, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Ron Howard and many others mourn the loss of Andy Griffith

Howard pays tribute to his former co-star on Twitter, as his widow and others express sadness over his loss.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Andy Griffith has died at the age of 86

The man who played Sheriff Andy Taylor has passed away.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Andy Griffith

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Don Grady, one of ‘ My Three Sons,’ dies; Tom Hanks pens Nora Ephron tribute

More celebrity news awaits in your morning mix.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:36 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Celebrities | Tags:  Morning Mix, Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron

Posted at 09:19 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Nora Ephron dies at 71, confirming earlier online rumors of her death

The rumors that circulated earlier today on Twitter turned out, sadly, to be true.

By Jen Chaney  |  09:19 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Nora Ephron

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor best known for Beatles films, dies

Spinetti was battling cancer.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Victor Spinetti

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Yvette Wilson, ‘Moesha’ actress, dies at 48, friend confirms

Wilson was battling cervical cancer.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:11 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Yvette Wilson

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Ann Rutherford, ‘Gone With the Wind’ actress, dies

Ann Rutherford was best known for playing Carreen O’Hara in “Gone With the Wind.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Ann Rutherford

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Bob Welch, formerly of Fleetwood Mac, dies; Angelina Jolie and ‘Shades of Grey’ rumors

Also: Lady Gaga makes an announcement about her next album.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:31 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Celebrities | Tags:  Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Richard Dawson and Kathryn Joosten die; New ‘Dark Knight Rises’ footage debuts at MTV Movie Awards

CELEBRITOLOGY | Also in the morning mix: Jason Alexander apologizes for calling cricket a “gay game.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits | Tags:  Richard Dawson, Kathryn Joosten, Dark Knight Rises

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Robin Gibb: Processing the loss of another pop music force

The death of the Bee Gees star marks the sad passing of another musical icon in a year that’s been full of them.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:53 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Robin Gibb

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/17/2012

The death of Donna Summer and a tribute to ‘She Works Hard for the Money’

Though Summer is best known as a disco queen, she also was a music video pioneer.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Donna Summer

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Mitchell Guist from ‘Swamp People’ dies

A cause of death has not been released.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Ad-Rock responds to death of Adam Yauch and more tributes to the Beastie Boys’ MCA

From the New York Mets to a fellow Beastie Boy, many paid tribute to MCA following his death on Friday.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:47 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Music | Tags:  Adam Yauch

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 05/04/2012

The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch and his contributions to film (Video)

Adam Yauch’s contributions to pop culture went far beyond his achievements as a rapper and musical artist. The man best remembered as MCA donned a different alias — Nathaniel Hornblower — to direct several of his hip-hop group’s music videos. He also opened up channels for independent filmmakers by co-founding the studio Oscilloscope Laboratories.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:22 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Obits | Tags:  Adam Yauch

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Adam Yauch: Remembering MCA of the Beastie Boys via song lyrics

The rapper and activist has died at the age of 47. We remember him via Beastie Boys quotes.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:10 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Adam Yauch

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Jonathan Frid, star of soap opera ‘Dark Shadows,’ dies

The actor made a cameo in Tim Burton’s film adaptation of the show.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:50 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Dick Clark dies: Watch ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ clips here (Video)

Clark hosted the New Year’s special beginning in 1972. On Wednesday, he died of a heart attack.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Dick Clark

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Robert Sherman dies: Remembering his greatest songs

We run down our favorites of the late composer’s work.

By Jen Chaney and Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies, Obits, Music | Tags:  Disney

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Snooki engaged to Jionni LaValle?; songwriter Robert Sherman dies

Also in the morning mix: Paula Deen has been sued.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits | Tags:  Snooki

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Bobbi Kristina Brown will give interview to Oprah; Ronnie Montrose dies

Also in the morning mix: “Star Wars” concept artist Ralph McQuarrie has died.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:36 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Davy Jones funeral plans made; public memorials to be held in New York and the U.K.

Jones’s rep says a private service also will take place in the coming days in Florida.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Davey Jones

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Davy Jones has died at the age of 66

The Monkees singer had a heart attack this morning.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:54 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 02/17/2012

The Whitney Houston memorial service: Where to watch and more info

Here’s the information on the who, where and when of the funeral.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:35 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Neil Hope, Wheels of ‘Degrassi’ fame: How he died five years ago, sadly unnoticed

The star of the popular Canadian teen series died in 2007.

By Jen Chaney  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 02/15/2012

The death of Whitney Houston and why we grieve for the famous

There’s a reason we take these losses so personally.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:14 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Whitney Houston’s body flown to N.J. on Tyler Perry’s jet; Hugh Hefner’s son arrested

Tyler Perry reportedly provided his private jet to the family of the late singer. Also: Michael Bay is onboard for “Transformers 4.”

By Jen Chaney  |  09:39 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Whitney Houston

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Leslie Carter, sister of Nick and Aaron Carter, dies (UPDATE)

The singer was 25.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 01/27/2012

‘Welcome Back Kotter’ actor Robert Hegyes dies; Kim Kardashian to guest on ‘Drop Dead Diva’

Also in the morning mix: 911 call made from Demi Moore’s home will be released.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:37 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Etta James, Beyonce and the ‘At Last’ legacy

The singer, who died today at the age of 73, will be remembered best for her version of the love song, frequently covered by Beyonce.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:53 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Obits | Tags:  Beyonce

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Cheetah, one of Tarzan’s sidekick chimps, dies (UPDATE)

He was 80.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:12 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Former ‘SNL’ writer Joe Bodolai dies of apparent suicide

The 63-year-old was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room Tuesday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Harry Morgan remembered: Mike Farrell pays tribute to his ‘M*A*S*H’ co-star

“He was a treasure as a person, an imp at times, and always a true professional,” Farrell said in a statement to Celebritology.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:04 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Harry Morgan, Col. Potter of ‘M*A*S*H,’ has died

Harry Morgan, who also starred on “Dragnet,” was best known for playing Col. Potter.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Rita Hayworth’s grandson, Andrew Embiricos, found dead in New York

Andrew Embiricos was 25.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:53 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Patrice O’Neal, comedian and actor, dies after suffering stroke

He was 41.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:06 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Gil Cates, Oscar producer and uncle of Phoebe Cates, found dead

The uncle of actress Phoebe Cates and the man who ran 14 Academy Awards ceremonies has died at the age of 77.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:28 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oscars, Obits

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Snoop Dogg sitcom heads to NBC; Charles Napier, ‘Blues Brother’ actor, dies

Also: Jennifer Aniston is still not desperate to have a baby.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Movies, Obits, Relationships | Tags:  TV

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Jani Lane, Warrant frontman, died of alcohol poisoning

The glam metal band singer was found dead in a L.A. hotel room in August.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  07:53 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Music, Obits

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/30/2011

Tony Bennett says Amy Winehouse knew she wasn’t going to live (Video)

Tony Bennett said on “The Daily Show” that Amy Winehouse knew her time was limited.

By Jen Chaney  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Music | Tags:  Amy Winehouse

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Frances Bay, ‘Happy Gilmore’ and ‘Seinfeld’ actress, dead at 92

The 92-year-old actress played Adam Sandler’s grandmother and the “marble rye lady” on “Seinfeld.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:11 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Movies, Obits | Tags:  TV

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Tupac Shakur, 15 years after his death: Where were you when you heard the news?

Can you remember the moment you heard about the rapper’s untimely death?

By Jen Chaney  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Celebrities

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Andy Whitfield, star of ‘Spartacus,’ dies of lymphoma

The “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” actor was 39.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Amy Winehouse died with no illegal drugs in her system, report finds

Amy Winehouse’s toxicology tests show that alcohol was present, but no illegal drugs.

By Jen Chaney  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Amy Winehouse

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Russell Armstrong and the perils of reality TV

His sad death raises questions about reality television’s impact on its stars.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:39 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Taylor Armstrong of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ requests privacy in wake of death of Russell Armstrong

The wife of the late investment banker expressed grief via her rep, as well as a need to focus on her daughter.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Celebrities

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Russell Armstrong, ‘Real Housewives’ husband, found dead in apparent suicide

The husband of Taylor Armstrong of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” was heading toward a divorce from his wife.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:36 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Jani Lane: Warrant plans tribute as fellow musicians react to his death

Lane’s former bandmates will dedicate the song “Heaven” to their late one-time frontman during a concert tonight.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:18 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Obits

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Annette Charles, Cha Cha from ‘Grease,’ has died

The actress who played the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s had an unidentified form of cancer and was recently hospitalized with pneumonia.

By Jen Chaney  |  07:34 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Movies

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Amy Winehouse found dead: Rihanna, Kelly Osbourne, Katy Perry and other celebs react

Lily Allen, Katy Perry and other celebs react to the shocking news.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Obits

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Amy Winehouse found dead at age 27

The singer was found at her home in the Camden borough of London, the BBC reports.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Music

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Ryan Dunn autopsy: ‘Jackass’ star died from blunt force and thermal trauma

The force of the collision and the ensuing fire killed Dunn and his passenger, Zachary Hartwell.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:55 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Jason ‘Wee-Man’ Acuna react to Ryan Dunn’s death

“Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Jeff Conaway in ‘Grease’: Remembering the perfect Kenickie

A tribute to the man who gave us Kenickie, a T-Bird with hickies as valuable as Hallmark cards.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:34 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Movies, In Praise Of...

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/05/2011

Jackie Cooper: A case study for child actors

We always assume that very young actors will eventually turn into screwed-up messes. But Cooper, who died this week, never did.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/24/2011

What today’s celebrities could learn from Elizabeth Taylor

Anyone who considers him or herself a celebrity (or a wannabe one) should heed a few lessons from Elizabeth Taylor, the woman who was the great celebrity of her time.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Obits

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Elizabeth Taylor: Her career in video clips

A look at memorable moments in Taylor’s career, from “National Velvet” to “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” to “The Simpsons.”

By Jen Chaney  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Celebrities

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Elizabeth Taylor: A timeline

A timeline that runs down some of the more significant events from Taylor’s 79 years on this Earth.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Celebrities

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Nate Dogg dies at 41

Hip-hop artist Nate Dogg, best known for his collaborations with fellow rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and Warren G, died Tuesday at the age of 41.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:35 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Music

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Teena Marie dead at 54

Teena Marie, singer and Rick James protege, is dead at the age of 54. She was found unresponsive in her Pasadena home on Sunday and, according to Pasadena police, the death appeared to be from natural causes. Although Marie had a long career, starting at Motown records, she's most remembered for her '80s-era hit "Lovergirl:"...

By Liz Kelly  |  07:57 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Teena Marie

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Tom Bosley of 'Happy Days' fame has died

First June Cleaver. Now this. Tom Bosley, who played the always understanding, perpetually frisky Howard Cunningham on TV's "Happy Days," has died at the age of 83. According to TMZ, Bosley had lung cancer. Bosley did many things during his lengthy career on stage and television. He won a Tony Award. He solved many mysteries as Father Dowling. He encouraged us to buy Glad trash bags. But above all else, Bosley was always Mr. C, father of Richie and Joanie, advisor to Fonzie and husband of his beloved Marion. Who wouldn't want a father like Mr. Cunningham, the kind of guy who was always there for his children? The kind of guy who even supported Richie when he got blasted and brought home a dancing girl from a bachelor party. (Video after the jump...)...

By Jen Chaney  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits, Obits

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/03/2010

Rue McClanahan dead at 76

Rue McClanahan. (AP) And then there was one. "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan died overnight of a stroke, manager Barbara Lawrence tells People magazine. McClanahan, 76, also suffered a stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. The death of McClanahan leaves the prolific Betty White, 88, as the only surviving member of the "Golden Girls" cast. Bea Arthur passed away last year and Estelle Getty died in 2008. Oh, and yes, McClanahan was a busy working actress before landing the role as oversexed Blanche Devereaux on the CBS sitcom, which ran from 1985-1992. She began her career on stage in New York before transitioning to TV with a brief stint on "Another World" and a regular role as Arthur's best friend on "Maude" from 1972-1978. Below, a couple of McClanahan's choice "Golden Girls" moments: Share your thoughts about the passing of Rue McClanahan below......

By Liz Kelly  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Obits | Tags:  Rue McClanahan