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Former teen idol David Cassidy says he has dementia

Feb 20 2017 — — Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health. The former Partridge Family singer and actor, 66, told People magazine he was fighting dementia, a disease that […]


James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dead at 73

Feb 19 2017 — — Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73. His wife, Jody Hannon, told The Associated Press that Stubblefield died of kidney failure at a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital around noon. He had been suffering from kidney disease for 10 years, and […]


Warren Frost, beloved ‘Twin Peaks’ actor, dead at 91

Feb 18 2017 — — Warren Frost, the World War II veteran turned actor and playwright, died at his Vermont home on Friday morning. He was 91. Frost, who played the beloved town doctor Will “Doc” Hayward on the legendary 1990s “Twin Peaks” TV show, passed away after suffering from a longtime illness, his son, Mark Frost, told the Hollywood […]


Comedian Larry Wilmore tells ‘alt-right’ troll Milo Yiannopoulos to ‘go f–k’ himself

Feb 18 2017 — — He couldn’t take it anymore. Comedian Larry Wilmore became visibly angry, but remained composed, after alt-right figurehead Milo Yiannopoulos went on a five-minute rant against transgender people during Bill Maher’s “Overtime” on Friday night. But when Yiannopoulos called a decorated counterterrorism official on the late night show’s panel “stupid,” Wilmore couldn’t hold himself back any […]


Ben Affleck’s life is falling apart

Feb 18 2017 — — Ben Affleck could really use a hug. On Friday, the actor-turned-director’s estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, was on the brink of finally filing for divorce — nearly two years after the Hollywood power couple announced their split over allegations that he bedded their nanny. On top of that, Affleck, 44, doesn’t want to play Batman anymore, […]


Top 10 late night jokes about Donald’s Trump’s Thursday press conference

Feb 17 2017 — — Donald Trump’s impromptu news conference on Thursday came out of nowhere, like a surprise storm, to dominate the day’s news feed. Here are our top 10 comments about it from comics Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and Seth Meyers: When Trump was asked by an African-American reporter if he planned to reach […]


Tennis star Bouchard honours Super Bowl blind date bet

Feb 16 2017 — — Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has honoured her promise to join a 20-year-old student for a date, after he won their Twitter wager over the US Super Bowl. While the Atlanta Falcons were 21-0 ahead, Ms Bouchard predicted their victory online. But when New England Patriots fan John Goehrke bet her a date that his […]

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Sparks fly over Maher’s booking of provocateur Yiannopoulos

Feb 16 2017 — — Bill Maher’s decision to book conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos on his HBO show drew quick condemnation from another guest. Jeremy Scahill, a journalist who’s appeared frequently on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” posted on Twitter that he won’t appear as a panelist Friday because of Yiannopoulos and what he represents. “He has ample venues to […]


Stuart McLean, CBC Radio host and award-winning humorist, dead at 68

Feb 15 2017 — — Stuart McLean, the host of CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café and an award-winning humorist, has died at age 68 after a battle with melanoma. McLean’s trademark blend of storytelling — part nostalgia, part pithy observations about everyday life — and folksy, familiar delivery made him a hit with audiences for more than 20 years. But […]


Former NHL Star Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

Feb 15 2017 — — Former NHL star Mike Comrie — once married to Hilary Duff — is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night […]


Nick Cannon’s Facebook outburst shocks NBC

Feb 14 2017 — — Nick Cannon blindsided NBC by declaring he isn’t returning to “America’s Got Talent,” Page Six has learned. In an extended diatribe on Facebook, the host of the hit show said he decided not to return after an alleged backlash over jokes he made on a recent Showtime special. He wrote, “I wish ‘AGT’ and NBC […]


Playboy brings back nudity, saying its removal was a mistake

Feb 14 2017 — — Playboy magazine has announced it is bringing back nudity, reversing a decision made last year. The move was announced by Playboy’s new chief creative officer Cooper Hefner, who said the decision to remove nudity entirely “was a mistake”. “Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are,” he tweeted. The US magazine also […]


Disney drops YouTube star PewDiePie over anti-Semitism

Feb 14 2017 — — Disney has cut ties with the world’s highest paid YouTube star PewDiePie over allegations of anti-Semitism. The decision came after several videos he released over the past few months were found to contain Nazi references or anti-Semitic imagery. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, accepted the material was offensive, but said he did not […]


Beyonce’s Grammy Performance Proves She Doesn’t Need Awards to Love Herself

Feb 13 2017 — — The Grammy Awards opened with a somber “Hello” from Adele. But Beyoncé had another song to sing—one that represents what Black America has reckoned with for centuries. Despite coming into this year’s ceremony as the heavy favorite, the expectant mother of twins lost Album of the Year, the prize instead going to the British chanteuse […]