Albert Maysles, the Documentarian Behind Grey Gardens, Has Passed Away

Renowned documentarian Albert Maysles, whose works include Salesman and the Rolling Stones doc Gimme Shelter, passed away Thursday night at 88. This year marks the 40th anniversary of his most famous documentary Grey Gardens, a strange and intimate look inside the lives of famed eccentrics Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale… » 3/06/15 2:00pm 3/06/15 2:00pm

Parks and Rec Exec Found Dead From Apparent Overdose

Harris Wittels, a writer, executive producer and apparent inventor of the term "humblebrag," was reportedly found dead in his California home Thursday. According to TMZ, police are treating it as an overdose. » 2/19/15 9:20pm 2/19/15 9:20pm

Rest In Party, Lesley Gore (1946-2015) 

Here's to crying when you want to. The AP reports that Lesley Gore died of cancer today at NYU Langone Medical Center at the age of 68, leaving behind her long-term partner Lois Sasson. » 2/16/15 4:10pm 2/16/15 4:10pm

David Carr, New York Times Columnist, Dead at 58

Veteran New York Times columnist, reporter, and author David Carr died in the paper's newsroom Thursday night. He was 58. » 2/12/15 11:15pm 2/12/15 11:15pm

Colleen McCullough, Author of The Thorn Birds, Has Died at 77

Author Colleen McCullough has died at 77. Her multi-part "Masters of Rome" saga has been much praised, but it's The Thorn Birds she'll be remembered for. » 1/29/15 2:45pm 1/29/15 2:45pm

Goodnight, Sweet Prince: SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy 

Not even the might of Paula Deen could save our most beloved and confusing of seat back pocket catalogs. SkyMall is flying off into the animatronic lawn gnome-littered Elysian fields of the defunct catalog afterlife. » 1/23/15 11:10am 1/23/15 11:10am

Watch the Late Robin Williams Help A Co-Star Ask a Girl to Prom

In a new interview, a co-star of the late Robin Williams explained how the actor and comedian used his unique comedy talents to help him ask a girl to the prom. » 12/22/14 11:30pm 12/22/14 11:30pm

Delia's to File for Bankruptcy, RIP Delia's

The death of bUtTeRfLy cLiP sWaG eMpORiUm Delia's, also known as dELIA*S, has been on the horizon for years now, and now, like a beloved dog in his good life's winter, Delia's is dead. The company, whose stock is selling at around a penny a share, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shutter all its… » 12/05/14 2:50pm 12/05/14 2:50pm

Sabah, Taboo-Busting Lebanese Icon of Stage and Screen, Dies at 87

Sabah, the Lebanese legend whose prolific singing and acting career lasted over 70 years, passed away at home in Beirut Wednesday morning, aged 87. She was, according to Beirut's Daily Star, "the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theater in London and Sydney… » 11/26/14 4:30pm 11/26/14 4:30pm

RIP, Mike Nichols: An Ode to Working Girl

On Thursday, the world lost a brilliant director, comedian, writer, producer, and EGOT-acclaimed talent when Mike Nichols passed. He did a lot of really important iconic film work, like The Graduate, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? So how about let's talk about Working Girl! » 11/22/14 2:00pm 11/22/14 2:00pm

How I'll Remember Leslie Feinberg

On November 15th, Leslie Feinberg died a communist, a class warrior, a ground-breaking activist for trans liberation, an anti-racist, and a lifelong champion for social justice at home and abroad. » 11/19/14 6:30pm 11/19/14 6:30pm

Delia's Is Dying, Will Live Forever in Our Hearts

Despite the fact that no vibes feel less escapable in retail currently than "the '90s" and "teens," it's becoming clear that '90s teen haven Delia's (more precisely: dELIA*s) is facing its final days. » 11/03/14 1:10pm 11/03/14 1:10pm

Oscar de la Renta Was One of Us

There is something to be said about strength in numbers, when you are dealing with news you may not want to believe. Monday evening, after it was announced that Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82, I was logged into Instagram and Twitter with all the others, looking at photos of the iconic fashion designer and… » 10/21/14 1:15pm 10/21/14 1:15pm

Incredibly sad news to share tonight—actress Elizabeth Peña, known for roles in La Bamba, Rush Hour, Lone Star, The Incredibles and many more, has died at the age of 55. According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo), Peña died of natural causes. Her manager said her death followed a brief illness, but no further… » 10/15/14 10:05pm 10/15/14 10:05pm

Chicago Fire Actress Molly Glynn Killed In Freak Accident

Chicago Fire actress Molly Glynn died this weekend after getting caught in a fast-moving storm during a Friday afternoon bicycle ride in Chicago. » 9/08/14 10:00am 9/08/14 10:00am

Joan Rivers Has Died

Comic legend Joan Rivers has passed away at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital, one week after suffering from a heart attack during a procedure on her throat. She was 81 years old. » 9/04/14 3:11pm 9/04/14 3:11pm

Chef Making Snake Soup Fatally Bitten by Decapitated Cobra

Today in DON'T FUCK WITH SNAKES, a chef in southern China died when a spitting cobra he was preparing to cook bit him on the hand...20 minutes after he decapitated it. Chef Peng Fan was making snake soup—a regional specialty made with spitting cobra meat, which reportedly has "spectacular health benefits"—and was… » 8/25/14 7:10pm 8/25/14 7:10pm