Charlie Murphy dead at 57

Here’s some sad news: TMZ reports that Charlie Murphy, older brother of comic superstar Eddie Murphy and a beloved comedian in his own right, died this morning after losing a battle with leukemia. He was 57 years old. Read More »

Don Rickles Dead

Don Rickles has been dubbed the king of insult comedy, known the world round for being able to throw jabs at some of the biggest names in entertainment. You’d be hard pressed to find a comedian working today who wasn’t influenced by the long-running career of the comedian who turned roasting celebrities into an art form. Sadly, Don Rickles has passed away today at 90 years old.

We remember the life and career of the legendary comic after the jump. Read More »

tickled

David D’Amato, the central “villain” of the popular 2016 documentary film Tickled, has passed away at age 55. The movie was one of David Chen’s best films of 2016 and I recently caught up with it when it hit HBO. I’m not sure Tickled is a great film, but it’s certainly compelling, weird, and a must-watch. HBO users can now watch it alongside a short film titled The Tickle King, which serves as a quasi-sequel and updates you on everything that has happened since the film originally screened.

As Tickled is structured as a mystery, complete with some strange twists, I would warn you against reading anything about the film, watching a trailer, or even delving further in this post if you have yet to see the movie.

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Robert Osborne Dead

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who loved movies as much as Robert Osborne, the primetime host of Turner Classic Movies ever since the cable network launched back in 1994. Sadly, Osborne has gone to that great movie theater in the sky as the television host and former actor has passed away at 84.

Below, we remember Robert Osborne’s dedication to cinema and some career milestones you may not have known about. Read More »

John Hurt Dead

With a career spanning over 55 years, John Hurt was one of the best actors to come out of the United Kingdom. But sadly, the Oscar nominee who has done everything from blockbuster franchises to Shakespearean theater has left us far too soon.

After celebrating his birthday just five days ago, Sir John Hurt has died at 77 years old, as confirmed by the actor’s publicist Charles McDonald late last night. We remember John Hurt and his decorated career below. Read More »

Debbie Reynolds Has Died

Debbie Reynolds has died

Debbie Reynolds, the film and stage star best known for Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, has passed away at the age of 84. The tragic news comes just one day after the death of her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. Our thoughts are with her family. Read More »

Carrie Fisher Has Died

Carrie Fisher has died

It is with extreme sadness that we report to you Carrie Fisher has died. Her family confirmed her passing in a statement through a spokesperson. The Star Wars actress had recently suffered a heart attack on a flight. She was 60 years old.  Read More »

Carrie Fisher Heart Attack Updates

Carrie Fisher heart attack

Actress Carrie Fisher has reportedly suffered a massive heart attack on Friday afternoon on a transatlantic flight from London to Los Angeles while returning from promoting her new book. We have updated the Carrie Fisher heart attack story after the jump.

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Ghostbusters - Alice Drummond Dead

Following the sad news that arrived Thanksgiving weekend with the deaths of The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson and Barney Miller star Ron Glass, another actress has left this world.

You may not know Alice Drummond by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen the character actress in key roles in some very popular movies, including playing the librarian from the opening scene of Ghostbusters and Ray Finkle’s cuckoo mother in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Sadly, Alice Drummond has passed away at 88 years old. Read More »

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Ron Glass Dead

After hearing the sad news that The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson had passed away on Thanksgiving, another star of classic TV has left us far too soon.

Ron Glass, a veteran actor best known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ron Harris on the TV show Barney Miller, passed away this weekend at 71 years old. We look back at the actor’s career that includes a wide variety of work in film and television after the jump. Read More »