Sunday, November 27, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Cruelty of 2016 claims another ICON. Veteran TV actor Ron Glass has died aged 71.
The Indiana-born performer, who starred in countless television shows throughout his career - including Barney Miller, Friends , Star Trek and CSI, is thought to have passed away peacefully in his LA home, yesterday.
It's not yet clear if the star had been ill prior to his death, but there is speculation that he was suffering from respiratory problems.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Damn Damn Damn - End Of An Era. 2016 is taking NO prisoners. Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV's "The Brady Bunch," died Thursday night in Los Angeles at 82, her manager confirmed.
Kayla Pressman, Henderson's manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends.
At the time of her death, Henderson was hosting a talk show, "The Florence Henderson Show," and a cooking show, "Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson," on Retirement Living TV — showcasing the versatility that kept her in the public eye for decades. Rest In Peace Ms. Henderson, you were a super cool TV Mom. The Brady Bunch was such good food, for my soul.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Friday, November 18, 2016
Next Chapter - Two decades later Singer Monica parts ways with her record label. One door closes another one opens.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Honorees - MEDAL OF FREEDOM
President Obama named the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, a list that includes cultural, athletic and philanthropic luminaries like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Hanks and Bill and Melinda Gates. It is the last time Mr. Obama will award the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Other recipients of the 2016 medals include Robert De Niro, the architect Frank Gehry, Diana Ross, Michael Jordan, “Saturday Night Live's" creator Lorne Michaels, sportscaster Vin Scully, Bruce Springsteen and Cicely Tyson.
The medals will be presented during a White House ceremony on Nov. 22 and live-streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live. The complete list of the 21 honorees can be found on the White House website.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and is awarded annually to people who have made exceptional contributions to the national interest, to world peace or to cultural or other significant endeavors.
Mr. Obama said in a statement that the Medal of Freedom was “a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better.” The 2016 recipients had “helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way,”.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Rest In Peace - (CNNMoney) Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and newscaster who co-anchored "PBS NewsHour," has died, PBS said Monday.
Ifill, 61, broke gender and racial barriers and became a role model for journalists across the country. She had been battling endometrial cancer while covering this year's presidential election.
PBS said in a statement that she died Monday "surrounded by family and friends."
"Gwen was one of America's leading lights in journalism and a fundamental reason public media is considered a trusted window on the world by audiences across the nation," Paula Kerger, the PBS president and CEO, said.
"She often said that her job was to bring light rather than heat to issues of importance to our society," Kerger said.
Ifill, who worked at The Washington Post, The New York Times and NBC News, became moderator of PBS's "Washington Week in Review" in 1999. She was tapped to be the co-anchor of the "NewsHour" in 2013. Ifill and co-anchor Judy Woodruff were the first women to jointly lead a national nightly news broadcast.
Ifill also moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates, as well as a 2016 Democratic primary debate.
"I think we're all diminished without Gwen," CNN's Gloria Borger, a longtime friend of Ifill's, said after the news of Ifill's passing was announced.
Borger recalled that Ifill's "preparation for those debates was stunning."
"She was such a role model for me, and for so many people," CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson said.
"We all loved her," CNN's Jamie Gangel said, remembering Ifill as smart, funny and fearless.
Ifill was a pioneer for women and for African Americans in journalism, becoming the first African American woman to host a major political talk show when she took the helm at "Washington Week in Review."
Her path to prominence was hard-fought: While in college in the late 1970s, Ifill secured an internship at The Boston Herald.
"They didn't know what a college-educated black woman was and they didn't know how to treat me," she once told The Washington Post. One day, she told the Post, a staffer left her a note in the photo lab that said "Nigger go home." The editors were so apologetic about the issue that they hired Ifill after her 1977 graduation, she recalled. Ifill A class Act will be missed.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Friday, November 11, 2016
Farewell - Raining days and Gloom go hand in glove. Beautiful, and cathartic. Some viewed his art as dark and problematic, but not me. Leonard Cohen was Godsend. His writing ability was angelic. His Legacy was an expansive six-decade career.
"Leonard Cohen was an unparalleled artist whose stunning body of original work has been embraced by generations of fans and artists alike," it was said in a statement.
"The Sony Music Canada family joins the world in mourning Leonard Cohen's passing."
Cohen's songs included So Long Marianne, written about his lover and muse Marianne Ihlen, whom he met in Greece in the 1960s.
She also inspired the song Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye. Recently Cohen was interviewed recently, where he talked his thoughts on death ...
'"I am ready to die," he told The New Yorker. "I hope it's not too uncomfortable. That's about it for me." Speaking about making arrangements for his death, he added: "At a certain point, if you still have your marbles and are not faced with serious financial challenges, you have a chance to put your house in order.
A visionary to the end. Rest In Peace Mr. Cohen
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Saturday, November 5, 2016
WHOA - Blac Chyna shuts down Man-beast Williams, saying 'Wendy .. Wendy .. Wendy" have you lost your motherfuckin mind hoe? How dare you speak on me, my fiancé, and my mom like you were at the Christmas table with us?! I find it so funny how you love to talk about Rob and his insecurities like at a point in time you wasn’t a fat 400 pound ass bitch on the radio! You telling him to put some some bass in his voice? You want him to be like Kevin? Right you want Rob to put some bass in his voice and a fist upside my head next right? You want him to be like your husband? Rob is MY MAN! MINE! I love him for who he is which is why we are together. Therefore it doesn’t fucking matter what you “Think” or “Want” him to be he’s not for you Bitch! Then let’s not talk about this Lil vendetta you have with my mom. Wendy Bitch you’re cruisin’ Honestly, truly.. You go out there talking about my family like you just hit the pipe backstage! When I decided to do this show I knew I would be letting the world see us. But your horse face ass woke up on the wrong side of the stable and decide to go overboard with your fuck boy comments. Bitch fuck you ! “P” body ass hoe ???? @wendyshow@wendyshow @wendyshow