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Sylvester Stallone’s son found dead on Friday

Sage Stallone, Sylvester Stallone’s eldest child, has died from an alleged overdose of pills.

According to sources, he was found in his L.A. home either by his maid. Paramedics arrived shortly after, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sage famously made his film debut in the 1990 movie ‘Rocky 5′, alongside his father, playing the role of Rocky’s son Robert Balboa.

Law enforcement tell TMZ they believe his death was accidental because no note was found at the scene. They did, however, find “numerous empty pill bottles” where his body was discovered.

An autopsy has been completed, but was incomplete pending the results of a toxicology report.

Sylvester Stallone’s rep, Michelle Bega, tells TMZ, “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone. His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever.”

So sad :(

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Posted Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 7:07am
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Donna Summer has died.

The Queen of Disco has died, at age 63.

TMZ reports that Donna Summer died this morning, after losing a battle with lung cancer. Sources told TMZ Donna believed she contracted it by inhaling toxic particles after the 9/11 attack in New York City.

Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.

In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.

Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”

Donna’s family have released a statement saying, “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 10:10am
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Marilyn Monroe’s “Lost Nude” photos taken just hours before her death featured in the new Vanity Fair!

Marilyn Monroe covers the June issue of Vanity Fair. According to VF, “just before Marilyn Monroe’s shocking death, in 1962, photographer Lawrence Schiller hit the jackpot, capturing the world’s most famous blonde at her most seductive.”

The never-before-seen pictures will appear in next month’s magazine. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

“Fox [Studios] should start paying as much attention to me as they are paying to Elizabeth Taylor,” Marilyn Monroe told Lawrence Schiller (then known as Larry Wolf), hatching the idea that would turn out to be the break of the young photographer’s life: for him to photograph her nude. In an adaptation of Schiller’s memoir Marilyn & Me, the June issue of Vanity Fair reveals never-before-published pictures from that shoot, as well as details of Schiller’s conversations with the star.

In 1960, as part of an ongoing battle to get Fox to take her more seriously, and out of jealousy over Taylor’s success, Marilyn came up with an attention-grabbing plan: a poolside shoot in which she’d jump in the water with a bathing suit on—and come out without it. “Larry,” she said, “if I do come out of the pool with nothing on, I want your guarantee that when your pictures appear on the covers of magazines Elizabeth Taylor is not anywhere in the same issue.” Marilyn was making only $100,000 for what would be her last film, Something’s Got to Give, in 1962, while Taylor was receiving a million dollars for Cleopatra. She wanted to show Fox that she could get the same kind of coverage as the publicity bonanza generated by Taylor’s very public affair with her co-star, Richard Burton. When Hugh Hefner agreed to pay $25,000 for a nude shot of Marilyn—the most money Playboy had ever paid for a photograph—Schiller thanked her for creating such a big payday, joking, “See what tits ’n’ ass can do?” “That’s how I got my house and swimming pool,” Marilyn said, laughing. “There isn’t anybody that looks like me without clothes on.”

Just 23 years old at the time, Schiller, at the set on assignment for Look magazine, had no idea that he was getting to know the icon in some of her most vulnerable moments. In an adaptation of his memoir about their sessions together, Schiller recounts intimate and telling conversations that illuminate the private struggles that consumed the starlet in her final days.

“I could tell you all about rejection,” Marilyn said to Schiller. “Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.” “But look at you now,” he said. “Exactly,” she replied. “Look at me now.” Confused, Schiller protested, “You’re a star! Your face is on magazine covers all over the world! Everyone knows Marilyn Monroe!” “Let me ask you, Larry Wolf—how many Academy Award nominations do I have?” “I don’t know,” he said. “I do,” she said. “None.”

Marilyn even confided her deepest worry. “I’ve always wanted a baby,” she said. “Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child. Whenever it came close, my body said no and I lost the baby.” She talked to Schiller about being afraid that she’d wind up like her mother, who had been in and out of mental institutions her whole life.

She reflected often on her assumed identity, and where Norma Jeane fit in. “I never wanted to be Marilyn—it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane,” she admitted to Schiller. During a photography session, she told him, “I always have a full-length mirror next to the camera when I’m doing publicity stills. That way, I know how I look.” Schiller asked, “So, do you pose for the photographer or for the mirror?” “The mirror,” she replied without hesitating. “I can always find Marilyn in the mirror.”

However, Schiller reveals, Marilyn’s attitude about her sex-symbol status fluctuated wildly. While she was at times boastful of her looks and what they procured for her, she was also by turns insecure and angry. “It’s still about nudity. Is that all I’m good for?” she demanded of Schiller. “I’d like to show that I can get publicity without using my ass or getting fired from a picture,” she continued. “I haven’t made up my mind yet.”

It was to be their last conversation: the very next morning, Marilyn was reported dead at 36. One of her final acts had been to return the nude photo to Schiller, which he found waiting for him at his house. She had written, “Send this to Playboy, they might like it.”

VANITY FAIR

Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 8:08am
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Ryan Seacrest Deeply Saddened by the Passing of Dick Clark

Ryan Seacrest is especially hit by the sudden passing of host and television personality Dick Clark. 

Having taken the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve torch in 2006, Seacrest learned an amazing amount of wisdom from the late radio and television innovator. The two became close friends over the years.  This was a dream come true for Seacrest, who was a huge fan of Dick Clark and always looked to him as his mentor.

Seacrest tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.”

So sad.

Photo: Fame/Flynet

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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BREAKING NEWS: Dick Clark has died

This news makes me so sad! Dick Clark was such a big part of my life growing up. We never missed a New Years Eve countdown with him as host.  He was always so happy, and made the holidays just that much better.

Unfortunately he has passed away, more from TMZ:

Dick Clark – famed TV producer, and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host — died from a massive heart attack this morning … TMZ has learned.

He was 82.

Details surrounding his death are unclear, but Clark had suffered a significant stroke in 2004 — forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972.

Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006. Dick has co-hosted the show ever since.

Before suffering a stroke, Clark told Larry King he suffered from Type 2 diabetes.

Clark has been married 3 times — and has 3 children from his first two marriages. He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton.

“For now, Dick Clark … so long.”

Rest in peace!

Posted Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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