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Gia Allemand’s Mother Releases Statement On Her Daughter’s Death

Gia Allemand's Mother Releases Statement On Her Daughter's Death

There have been a lot of theories surrounding the untimely death of former Bachelor star Gia Allemand. On Friday, her mother, Donna Micheletti, has issued a statement with regard to her daughter’s passing. From People, her statement:

The family and close friends of Gia Allemand have not spoken to the media to date, nor have they posted comments or insight on Twitter. There are numerous statements and theories in the media regarding Gia’s death and her life that refer to sources close to Gia or friends of hers.

As her mother, I am well aware of Gia’s close friends and her best friends, and I am personally going on record to refute all statements to the media out there thus far with the exception of official statements we have released through publicist Penelope Jean Hayes, and those jointly with Ryan Anderson’s NBA team representation.

Gia liked everyone and always found the good in people, however there were acquaintances that she had disassociated with whom are now speaking as her close friends. I don’t like to give further publicity by mentioning names here, however there is a particular individual, Loredana Ferriolo, identifying herself as Gia’s best friend and the fact is that Gia expressed directly to me that she did not trust this individual and her motives for her own public exposure.

After the funeral, I do intend to speak about my dear daughter’s life and death, and will do so in an open disclosure way with a trusted media source. Thank you for all those truly concerned and God bless.

Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming in another official statement once confirmed.

It’s such a shame what’s happened to Gia. We send our condolences out to her family and close friends. RIP.

Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Cory Monteith Wasn’t A Typical Drug Addict

Cory Monteith Wasn't A Typical Drug Addict

On July 13th, Glee actor Cory Monteith passed away in a Vancouver hotel room after consuming a lethal mixture of heroin and alcohol. A close confidante of the actor’s says that he wasn’t your typical everyday run-of-the-mill drug addict.

The pal said, “He was not a typical addict where it made him evil. He was the nicest, sweetest guy.”

In 2011, Cory told Parade magazine, “I was out of control.” He then said that he used “anything and everything, as much as possible.”

At the age of 19-years-old, he was in rehab, but that didn’t slow him down. After being released, he was right back into drugs. He said, “I did the stint but then went back to doing exactly what I left off doing.”

When he sent in his audition tape for Glee, that’s when he got his big break. A source said, “He really struggled. Essentially, he was a street kid. But he looked so angelic and he was playing this clean-cut guy. This was a guy who spent more time in back alleys in Vancouver doing what street kids do than walking red carpets. That was his life. He was still coming to terms with that.”

It’s a tragedy, really.

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, July 19th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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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 :(


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.”


Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 8:08am
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