#RIP: Luise Rainer and the Telephone Scene that Made Her a Legend

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As Trey pointed out earlier, one of the last icons of Hollywood's Golden Age has died today. Luise Rainer was 104. 104, can you imagine? After the jump is the legendary single-take "telephone scene" from Ziegfeld Follies that won her the first of her back-to-back Oscars in 1936. ... See the Rest

RIP Billie Whitelaw

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Spellbinding British actress and frequent muse to playwright Samuel Beckett, Billie Whitelaw, has died at age 82. “I could have easily have become a nun, or a prostitute, or both,” Billie Whitelaw is quoted in The Guardian as saying. Instead, she claimed that acting allowed her to use both sides of herself in a career that included theater, films, ... See the Rest

RIP Mary Ann Mobley

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The glamorous Mary Ann Mobley, who won the Miss America crown in 1958 ands costarred with Elvis Presley in several flicks,  has died from breast cancer at 77. Mary Ann and her husband Gary Collins ("the hardest working man in show biz" my mother always said), were longtime fixtures on the talk show circuit and reigned over Beverly Hills society in ... See the Rest

Sham Ibrahim’s Touching Portrait of Joan Rivers

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Sham writes: "For the past couple days, I was working on a portrait of Joan Rivers to send to her family at the hospital in New York. I finished the portrait last night and woke up this morning to discover she had passed away. So, here it is. RIP Joan." It's really beautiful. (Click to enlarge)   ... See the Rest

Two for the Road: Joan Rivers

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Always brazen, always pushing the envelope, JoanRivers  kept us entertained for nearly six decades. Here are two (of potentially THOUSANDS) videos of Joan at her best. The first is from a 1982 Tonight Show monologue (she absolutely KILLS with the Bo Derek jokes – TRUST ME). The second is of her dealing with a heckler in 2010, from her documentary ... See the Rest

Watch GWAR Singer Oderus Urungus’ Fiery Viking Funeral

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At GWAR's annual GWAR B-Q, the thrash metal band paid tribute to lead singer David Brockie aka Oderus Urungus (who died of a heroin overdose in March) by laying out his Oderus costume on a small Viking ship and setting it on fire. Watch the touching and dramatic moment the fiery arrow hits the funeral pyre below. ... Watch Now

For the Love of God, STOP TWEETING “Genie, You’re Free!” – It’s a Contagion for Copycat Suicides

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Your Twitter and Instagram feeds were probably nothing but nothing but pictures of Robin Williams Monday night, right? And you probably saw the image of Aladdin hugging the genie about a thousand times. More than 270,000 people have shared the tweet, which means that as many as 69 million people have seen it.The problem? It violates ... See the Rest

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Star Marilyn Burns Dead at 65


Scream Queen Marilyn Burns, who played Sally Hardesty in the 1974 classic  horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre, died August 5 at her home in Houston, Texas. “She was found unresponsive by a family member this morning in her Houston, TX area home. Her family asks for privacy at this time. Further details will be released later,” Marilyn’s ... See the Rest