Anita Pallenberg, the actress, model and one-time girlfriend of both Keith Richards and Brian Jones has died, the Guardian reports. She was 73.
Given that the anchors of Fox News barely addressed their former CEO Roger Ailes being forced out of the network last year, it was hard to predict how they’d handle the announcement of his death Thursday. But despite the degree to which Fox is still very much grappling with the corporate culture Ailes allegedly…
Roger Ailes, the founder and former chief executive of Fox News, is dead, his wife told the Drudge Report. His goblin spirit will live on, however, in Fox News’ disgustingly predatory workplace culture, and the racism, xenophobia, hatred, fear and allergy to facts the network has inspired in millions upon millions of…
Jonathan Demme—the versatile director behind such films as Silence of the Lambs, Something Wild, and the Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense— died Wednesday morning in New York, following a long battle with esophageal cancer. He was 73.
There’s a widespread misconception that everyone who dies is entitled to a flattering postmortem; that their lives must necessarily be cast in a stage-ready glow that buffs away negatives and politely misremembers bad people as good. “Don’t speak ill of the dead,” our grandmothers chide—but what if the dead deserve…
This is some fucking bullshit. Carrie Fisher—life idol to millions of women across generations for her strong portrayal of Princess Leia in a genre once thought to be dominated by men, as well as a brilliant, brilliantly funny writer who helped to normalize women talking about mental health struggles—has died aged 60…
George Michael, who began his career in the ’80s singing in Wham! and went on to have a successful solo career in pop music, died peacefully at his home in Oxfordshire at the age of 53 on Sunday. Michael sold more than 100 million albums over a career spanning four decades.
Franca Sozzani, the longtime editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue who embodied the Milanese sensibility that fashion was inextricable from intellect and combined her high-profile position with philanthropy and inclusion, has died at 66. While the specific cause of death has not yet been disclosed, The Guardian reports she…
Alan Thicke, actor, television show host and occasional TV theme song composer, has died at age 69.
When is Amanda Seyfried going to star in another decent film? I think she’s delightful! And funny! But rare is the day that I can sit through one of her movies, and The Last Word does not promise to be an exception.
Florence Henderson, the kind-faced matriarch of The Brady Bunch television series, has died at the age of 82.
Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential Canadian singer and songwriter died on Thursday, November 10 at the age of 82.
Janet Reno, who served as Attorney General under President Bill Clinton and was the first woman to do so, died in her Miami-Dade County home Monday due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease, the New York Times reports. She was 78.
Chick Productions announced Monday that their founder Jack Chick has died at 92, which is big news for anyone who’s ever been fascinated, horrified, and occasionally delighted by his comic books. Chick was the creator of Chick Tracts, a long-running series of evangelical mini comics designed to bring people to Jesus…
On Wednesday, September 14, Kim McGuire—actress, author, and attorney—died at the age of 60 at a hospital in Florida. McGuire was best known for her role as Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski in John Water’s 1990 film Cry-Baby, costarring Johnny Depp and Ricki Lake.
Famed non-feminist Phyllis Schlafly died Monday at the age of 92. Eunie Smith, the first Vice President of the “pro-family” conservative organization Schlafly founded, the Eagle Forum, said her death came at the end of “a long illness,” with Schlafly’s daughter confirming that said illness was cancer.
There’s a scene in the beginning of Young Frankenstein where a young medical student stops Gene Wilder’s Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (that’s Franken-steen) mid-lecture to question him about the work of his grandfather, the Modern Prometheus himself, Victor Frankenstein.
Sonia Rykiel, whose long-running fashion house defined French whimsy and captured the spirit of women’s liberation in the ‘60s, died at home in Paris at 86, reports WWD. The designer had been battling Parkinson’s Disease for many years.