Artist, arranger, pianist, songwriter, mother, civil rights activist, and owner of one of the finest voices to ever bless this planet, Aretha Franklin, has died. TMZ reported Monday that Franklin was down to 86 lbs., and had cancer. On Thursday, Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told the Associated Press she had…
After nearly three decades of infidelity, illegitimate children, broken homes, proposals, and divorces, The Jerry Springer Show is ceasing production. The favorite program of daytime viewers (i.e., the unemployed, self-employed, and cracker crumb covered sick tweens home from school across the world), which debuted in…
Mitzi Shore, co-founder of famed comedy club The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died Wednesday morning at the age of 87.
Fine, not dead, but transfigured into something that will enable them to bone other people: After nearly nine years of marriage, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have announced that they’re separating. People broke the news, and both Tatum and Dewan posted matching statements to Instagram shortly thereafter:
Count Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy, fancy french aristocrat and founder of the House of Givenchy, has died at 91, reports WWD.
Tundra, the Bronx Zoo’s resident polar bear, was euthanized last Saturday. At the time of his demise, he was the last polar bear left in New York City, following the deaths of Central Park Zoo polar bears Gus, in 2013, and Ida, in 2011. Though Tundra was 26 (which is very old in polar bear years) and was suffering…
Yesterday, it was announced that Gothamist and DNAinfo, two sites vitally important to New York City’s news ecosystem, were shutting down. Its owner, Joe Ricketts, it seemed, would sooner lay off a combined staff of 115 people than see his workers unionize.
Mychael Knight, who placed fourth in the third season of Project Runway, died this morning at age 39.
Hugh Hefner, who founded the legendary Playboy in 1953, a magazine whose at times scintillating writing has been eclipsed by its photoshoots, died of natural causes at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He was 91.
Famed French actress Jeanne Moreau reportedly died in her home on Monday at the age of 89. Moreau was considered one of the greatest actresses of her time, and is perhaps best known for her role in Francois Truffaut’s new wave film Jules et Jim.
Nelsan Ellis—best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood—has died of complications from heart failure. He was 39.
Jimmy Breslin, one of the most towering figures in New York City journalism, died on Sunday in his Manhattan home. He was 88. His death was confirmed by his wife, Ronnie Eldridge, who said that he’d been recovering from pneumonia.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr.—better known as guitar god “Chuck” Berry—has passed away at the age of 90.
Beloved Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died at 61 on Sunday due to complications from surgery, People reports.