I always feel a sense of triumph whenever I get rid of the nasty little bug that’s been pestering me all day long. But after watching this video, I have now learned to think more carefully about my actions.
Serving as an elaborate prank and art installation, this tribute to a dead cockroach is endearing and depressing at the same time.
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown reportedly wants to change her name because of its association with her father. TMZ is reporting that she can’t stand the connection and wants to simply change it to “Kristina Houston.”
Apparently she’s told friends that she has wanted to change it for years, ever since her parents split in 2000, but Houston wouldn’t allow her to do it. After her father made a scene at his ex-wife’s funeral last month over seating arrangements for his huge group, Bobbi decided she’d had enough.
It’s unclear whether she plans to make the change official. For now, it’s being reported that the 19-year-old is in a good state of mind.
clinically insane lovely people at The National Enquirer have raised the bar yet again for celebrity exploitation. In their latest issue, they decided to publish pictures of Whitney Houston’s open casket. What’s even more shocking is the publisher is standing by their decision, calling the photo “beautiful”.
They must have gotten bored with making up stories about celebrity alien abductions and decided to get into a new business, showcasing dead bodies. The National Enquirer obviously doesn’t care about grieving relatives or a standard code of human ethics. If it were possible, they would probably have no problem stringing the late singer up for “One Last Performance” like Weekend at Bernies.
It’s not nearly as bad as the autopsy photos of Michael Jackson but it’s definitely controversial. Sadly, that’s probably why they decided to publish the photo in the first place.
I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to deal with the death of a friend or family member while the whole world is watching and scrutinizing your every move. That’s why I feel for Bobbi Kristina Brown. After making headlines last week for falling asleep in a bathtub in the same hotel where her mother died, she is back in the spotlight for allegedly getting high after her mother’s funeral.
A couple hours after the funeral the family went to eat at a nearby restaurant but couldn’t find Bobbi. Two sources told The Daily Beast that she was found using drugs and that her family didn’t find her until just before the burial on Sunday morning.
Since then, the media has erupted with questions of whether she has a drug problem. Although her family won’t say she has a problem, it was reported well before Whitney’s death that Bobbi was photographed snorting cocaine.
Her spiral downwards is not uncommon with celebrities so it’s true that her behaviour shouldn’t be treated lightly. However, the girl’s mother just died and constantly berating her in the press isn’t going to make the situation any better. I can understand what lengths someone might go to to neutralize such fresh pain. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not condoning drugs in any way, I’m just saying that she has been through a lot and it’s not nice to kick her when she’s already down.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about the situation. What do you think?
Kevin Costner gave a heartfelt eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral today at New Hope Baptist Church in her hometown, Newark. Costner was nearly brought to tears talking about Houston’s greatness in their 1992 film The Bodyguard: “you sang the whole damn song without a band, you made the picture what it was,” he said. “A lot of leading men could’ve played my part … but you, Whitney, I truly believe you were the only one who could’ve played Rachel Marron at that time. You weren’t just pretty; you were as beautiful as a woman could be. And people didn’t just like you Whitney, they loved you.”
The funeral was an emotional four hours. Although Aretha Franklin was too ill to attend, Stevie Wonder performed a reworked “Ribbon in the Sky.”
Trailer from The Bodyguard
Only 1500 people will be attending Whitney Houston’s funeral this Saturday. Among them will be musicians Brandy and Chaka Khan, songwriter Diane Warren, and record producer Antonio L.A. Reid.
Though we’re not sure who’ll be speaking, it’s reported that Kevin Costner, her costar in The Bodyguard, will say a few words alongside Clive Davis, while Whitney’s godmother Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder are both expected to sing.
Unfortunately fans won’t be able to get inside the New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey but it will be aired online so everyone can pay their final respects.
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse gave a touching speech at the funeral moments ago. He shared stories of Amy playing music from a young age, reports TMZ.
During Mitch’s eulogy, he said, “Goodnight my angel … Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much.”
The service was lead by a Rabbi in both Hebrew and English.
The service ended with the mourners singing ”So Far Away” by Carole King.
Probably one of the scariest things imaginable. A Russian woman was declared dead after she was found laying at home, and doctors belived she died from a heart attack. However, she was actually still alive.
Mourners went to pay their respects at her funeral, when Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov suddenly awoke inside her coffin. She immediately started screaming in terror, and was rushed back to hospital, where she was officially declared dead, reports The Daily Mail.
Her husband said, “Her eyes fluttered and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital but she only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died again, this time for good.”
Seriously, didn’t anybody check her pulse the first time? How do you make a mistake like that?
The upcoming ‘Glee’ death is going to be a sad one, guys.
Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on the show, found filming the mystery ‘Glee’ death “really hard,” reports CTV.
An unnamed character will pass away in the ‘Funeral’ episode of the current season and Ushkowitz admits the whole cast were upset when filming the scenes.
“You know it was really, really sad. Any kind of death is sad and it brings you back to a place you don’t really want to go. So it kind of affects everybody. It was really hard but the episode is done really, really well.”
The actress, 25, hopes fans will “appreciate” the storyline and thinks they will like watching the “sad” scenes.
“It was really sweet and I think people will appreciate it. It was done in the right way. I think they’ll be sad but I think they’ll feel for the characters who will be affected by it. Any death, and especially on ‘Glee’ since you don’t expect something like that so for that to happen, I think you’re like ‘Oh, wow.’ I think fans will be shocked a little bit, and not expect anything at all. I think fans will like it.”
Who will it be? Will it be the wheelchair-bound-Artie who finally meets his demise? Or will it be the ever-so-annoying Rachel (let’s pray it is.) Guess we can only find out on May 17, when the episode airs.
‘Glee’ star Matthew Morrison has confirmed that “someone’s dying pretty soon” on the hit show, reports Billboard.
Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester, doesn’t believe his character will bite the dust, though. “I’m working today,” he told Billboard.com from the Fox show’s set, “so I don’t think it’s gonna be me.”
The May 17 episode, which is titled ‘Funeral,’ will definitely see the lost of a character though. Be sure to grab some kleenex.
Speaking of Morrison, his self-titled debut album drops on tomorrow, May 10, and features the single ‘Summer Rain.’ The album will also feature duets with Sting on a gospelized take of his “Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot,” Elton John on a pairing of “Mona Lisas and Madhatters” and “Rocket Man,” and recurring ‘Glee’ guest Gwyneth Paltrow on “Over the Rainbow.” A 22-city solo tour will kick off June 18 in Minneapolis.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, actually, and ‘Glee’ has set me up to be in a position where I can make it a great album and do it right and do it on my own terms,” says Morrison, a seasoned Broadway actor who was also part of the boy band LMNT a decade ago. “I’m one of those people that really wants to do it all. I have a big appetite for life, and I want to do everything I possibly can.”
Hmmm, maybe Morrison is being coy and his character actually is dying? I mean, he’s going to be busy promoting this album and touring, so wouldn’t it be convenient if he left the show now to pursue the solo career? Just a thought.
Liz was always known to make a grand entrance, and in poetic fashion, after the legendary actress passed away earlier this week, she made a grand exit.
According to Perez Hilton, Liz specifically and hilariously requested her funeral procession begin about 15 minutes after people arrive, so the actress could essentially be fashionably late to even her own funeral. Lindsay Lohan was reportedly 16 minutes late. (KIDDING).
Taylor died of heart complications on Wednesday at the age of 79, but her playful sense of humour and undeniable charisma will always have a place in the sun.
Well it happened to The Game back in 2008. The Game was at the funeral for his cousin when he and four others ended up brawling with the deceased’s brother, Robert Kirkwood. Later in the year, Kirkwood filed suit against The Game for injuries sustained in the fight.
According to TMZ, an L.A. judge was sympathetic to Kirkwood and is ordering Game – real name Jayceon Taylor- to pay $50,580 in damages.
The Game probably never had a chance winning this case. Seriously, brawling at a funeral!! Come on dude.
The cheque for Corey Haim’s funeral has been cancelled by celebrity memorabilia company Startifacts, reports TMZ.
Startifacts initially committed $20,000 to help cover some of Haim’s funeral expenses. However after emails with Haim’s brother-in-law Mark Alexander, the company learned that the money was being put towards Haim’s mom’s cancer treatment and the funeral home covered Corey’s funeral expenses.
A rep for Judy Haim says that Judy’s cancer treatments were covered and there has been some type of miscommunication. Nevertheless Starifacts is not sending another cheque.
In a statement released by Feldman, he explains “In the days following my best friend Corey Haim’s death, I have spent much time with his mother Judy, who has always been like a mother to me. I would love nothing more than to be by her side at Corey’s funeral, however, due to their strong religious beliefs and need for privacy, the family has decided to make Corey’s funeral on Tuesday a small private affair.”
TMZ has learned that the memorabilia company auctioning off his belongings will be covering Corey’s funeral expenses. Starifacts has offered $20,000 from the sale of his belongings which will be used for his funeral. Some of the major expenses include a headstone, transporting his body back to his hometown of Toronto, and other related costs.
Last night, Marie Osmond stepped back on stage for the first time since the tragic death of her son, reports TMZ.
At her Las Vegas performance, Osmond spoke to the audience about her recent loss.
“The way Osmonds survive is we keep singing and that’s what we want to do tonight … I know my son would want that. He was full of love and laughter and this show is for him, ” said an emotional Osmond.
CNN is reporting that the funeral for Brittany Murphy will be held late Thursday evening at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Cemetery by invitation only. The family plans to have a larger memorial in the new year, however no further details are available at this time. A family spokesperson has confirmed that both Catholic and Jewish clergy will be conducting the service.
After parties aren’t hard to come by in the entertainment world, which is why it was no surprise Michael Jackson’s burial was followed by a high-profile soiree at Villa Sorriso Ristorante in Pasadena.
It’s even less-surprising that the footage could be turned into a special screening for A&E. A DVD, with footage of the burial, is also rumoured to be in the works.
The funeral was indeed a star-studded affair, with guests including Elizabeth Taylor, Barry Bonds, Macaulay Culkin, Mila Kunis, Chris Tucker, Al Sharpton and the entire Jackson family (although they arrived nearly an hour and a half late.)
Following the ceremony at the Forest Lawn cemetary in Glendale, some of the Jackson family and other mourners went to the restaurant where Rat Pack music played throughout the night and Casablanca was screened on the walls, according to TMZ. On the way out, Corey Feldman busted out his fedora and best MJ dance move to the resounding cheers of crowds outside the restaurant.
British reality TV star Jade Goody is expected to draw thousands of mourners as well as the media this Saturday. However her young sons will not be present.The two young boys, Bobby, 5, and Freddy, 4, are being taken on a trip to Australia by their father, TV presenter Jeff Brazier. On March 22nd at the age of only 27 Goody died from a highly publicized case of cancer.
A small group of family and friends gathered on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to the late actress Natasha Richardson, in a private funeral near her Millbrook home in upstate New York.
According to E! News, the services included around 40 people- including her husband, actor Liam Neeson; their two sons, Michael and Daniel; mother Vanessa Redgrave; sister Joely Richardson; and longtime friend and fellow actor Ralph Fiennes.
The “Parent Trap” actress died on Wednesday at the age of 45, after experiencing a head injury while skiing at Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Canada.