Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead at 63, with cause of death reported to be suicide. He apparently took his own life at his Northern California home Monday, according to law enforcement officials.
According to CNN, his media representative Mara Buxbaum said: “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
Robin Williams was found unconscious around 12 p.m. inside his unincorporated residence in Tiburon, according to a report by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
An investigation into his cause of death is underway while the coroner suspects that it was a suicide caused by asphyxiation. A forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday.
16-year old Kylie Jenner seems to be following in her family footsteps by going under the knife with lots of plastic surgery. The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, Kylie seems to have had lip injections and more.
News is that Kylie Jenner, who turns 17 in August, has requested plastic surgery for her birthday, to the tune of $16,000 for numerous procedures including a breast augmentation as well as a nose job and chin implant.
While some may think her new look has something to do with puberty, it shows that her new look is cosmetically enhanced with the usual plastic surgery that the Kardashian sisters have been known to indulge in. Even her 18-year old sister Kendall went through the same transformation at Kylie’s age.
As for her lip job, which is clearly shown in this Instagram photo above, the blemish on the side of her mouth looks like it could have been caused by a needle. Like the ones used to add filler to lips and quickly more than 538,000 Instagram users “liked” the picture, with hundreds commenting about the mystery mark.
23-year old Italy controversial AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli, took time off his World Cup preparations to propose to his girlfriend Fanny Neguesha ahead of Saturday’s World Cup game with England in Manaus, Brazil.
He promptly took to Instagram to confirm that his on-off partner had said yes late on Monday evening, posting an image of his new fiancee’s hand adorned with a sparkling ring.
Mario Balotelli accompanied the image with the message: “She said yes.. The most important yes in my life. That was the place of my question! I Love you and happy birthday too! Je t’aime my WIFE”
Mario also included a photo of the setting for his proposal, which is believed to be near Mangaratiba, Italy’s base for the World Cup.
Balotelli’s proposal topped off a special night for Fanny, who was celebrating her birthday with her family.
She took to Instagram to post the same image as her soon-to-be huband, along with the message: “Tonight, I said the most important yes of my life. That was the best present for my birthday! I love you first and unique husband.”
It such a common story in the world of musicians and Hollywood celebrities. Dying of an overdose is just the all too common explanation of why another brilliant person was lost to the world.
With the recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, we are once again seeing society losing another brilliant soul due to something as ridiculous as drugs. It seems like each time that there is another death we all wonder why. Why did this amazing actor/singer/artist that seemingly had everything that he or she wanted in life (i.e. loved ones, fame, money, power, etc), yet nonetheless left it all because of a need for a shift in reality?
When we as a society lose such amazing people as Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Kris Kross, Amy Winehouse, Anna Nicole Smith, Chris Farley, and many, many others, it should be a real slap in our faces that something is amiss. That is not to say that these were suicides. Not likely. In the majority of cases, the death was nothing more than a horrible mistake.
86-year old legendary author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was reportedly suffering from heart problems according to her agent Helen Brann.
Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of a series of memoirs.
In her full life, Maya Angelou wrote beautiful poetry, plus she also wrote a cookbook and was nominated for a Tony. She delivered a poem at a presidential inauguration. In 2010, President Barack Obama named her a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.
She was friends with Malcolm X and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and inspired young adults and world celebrities.
Her lasting contribution to literature, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” bore witness to the brutality of a Jim Crow South, portraying racism in stark language. Readers learned of the life of Marguerite Ann Johnson (Angelou’s birth name) up to the age of 16: how she was abandoned by her parents and raped by her mother’s boyfriend. She was homeless and became a teen mother.
There has been an explosion in the internet after surveillance video surfaced showing Beyoncé’s younger sister Solange attacking her brother-in-law Jay Z, although it’s unclear what caused the altercation.
27-year old Solange Knowles, herself a singer-songwriter, gave rapper Jay Z, 44, quite a beatdown while they rode in an elevator along with Jay Z’s wife Beyoncé. According to reports, Solange attacked Jay Z with her hands and feet as they prepared to leave the ritzy Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel.
TMZ reports that Jay Z did not hit back after the punching and shoving from Solange, and a bodyguard-type then separates the two, but despite being restrained, Solange continued kicking her brother-in-law. A woman believed to be Beyoncé can be seen standing next to her husband although she never gets physically involved.
It’s unclear what triggered the disagreement, and reps for Jay Z, Solange, and Beyoncé have yet to comment on the matter.
41-year old Colombian-born Sofia Vergara, the Modern Family star arrived at the 2014 White House Correspondent’s Dinner in a stunning strapless gold and pale pink fishtail-style gown which accentuated her famously curvy figure.
Sofia wore her light brown hair loose over her shoulders, complete with smokey brown eye make-up and glossy lipstick. She arrived with her fiancé Nick Loeb and the handsome couple happily posted for photographs outside the Washington Hilton Hotel and was the talk of the event for her stunning gown and curvy figure.
The 100th anniversary White House Correspondent’s Dinner was held on May 3, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C, which included many journalists and celebrities.
The dinner, affectionately known as “nerd prom,” draws a wide cross-section of movers and shakers from the worlds of journalism, politics, and Hollywood, and is accompanied by an array of parties in Washington over the May 3 weekend.
The big day is right around the corner. So, it is no wonder that Kim Kardashian is doing everything she can to look her best come her special day. It is what every bride-to-be does, or is it?
Kim’s wedding is reportedly set for May 24th and is to be held in the fashion capitol of the world, Paris. Knowing this, it is completely understandable that a woman with her status would be making the proper sacrifices to look absolutely amazing while saying her nuptials. But some have been talking that she may be going too far in the diet department.
According to sources close to her Kim is sticking to a very strict Atkin’s style diet, but possibly taking things a little extreme. The sources report that Kim is seen eating lean protein, steamed vegetables and drinking a ton a water. Now, this is superb if you are doing it in a healthy way, but people close to her say that she is barely eating what is allowed under the diet’s plan and is starting to get irritable towards her loved ones (which as we all know is a big sign for not eating enough).
With all the damaging report and NBA lifetime ban of 80-year old Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is his girlfriend or mistress V. Stiviano?
31-year old V. Stiviano or Vanessa Stiviano released the recordings over the weekend that revealed Donald Sterling launching a racist tirade about Stiviano publicly associating with African-American athletes.
He demanded she strip her Instagram account of photos of her posing with black athletes like Magic Johnson and Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp, and commanded her: “Don’t bring blacks to my games!”
Former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan said he’s both disgusted and outraged by the racist comments allegedly made by Sterling.
Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, released a statement Sunday addressing the matter. He said that as an owner, “I’m completely disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views.”
One thing about V. Stiviano is that she is of African-American and Mexican heritage, plus she has had lots of plastic surgery. Also, According to the Daily Mail, she’s known as a “calculated gold digger.”
52-year old George Clooney, Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor is officially engaged to 36-year old British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
According to “Entertainment Tonight,” who broke the story, it reported “that the two dined at Japanese restaurant Nobu in Malibu, California, on Thursday, and that Alamuddin was seen flashing her (undoubtedly impressive) ring to Clooney friend Cindy Crawford.”
Accoding to many reports, George Clooney and Alamuddin were first photographed together having dinner in London back in October. At the time, Clooney shot down stories he was dating Alamuddin or any other women for that matter. Later, however, the two were seen in New York; L.A.; Washington, D.C.; the Seychelles; and on a Safari in Tanzania.
The newly engaged couple have a lot to talk about: two areas of law that Alamuddin specializes in are international law and human rights. The philanthropic Clooney has an interest in both. He was arrested last year for protesting in D.C. about human rights in Sudan and became a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a nonpartisan think tank, in 2010.