Sunday, 10 January 2016

David Bowie - The Legend - Dies


David BowieImage copyrightReuters

Bowie's last live performance was in 2006.

David Bowie, the famous singer, has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer.
His son confirmed the news and a statement was released on his official social media accounts.
"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer," it said.
"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief."
The singer only released his latest album Blackstar on his birthday on Friday.
There had been rumours about Bowie's health for years.
His last live performance was at a New York charity concert in 2006.
Blackstar, which includes just seven songs, has been well received by critics.
Bowie's breakthrough came with 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.
His hits include Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars and Suffragette City.
Source: www.bbc.co.uk/news

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Kim, Khloe, Kylie, and North West in Car Accident



Thankfully everyone is okay.




According to a report released by TMZ, Kim Kardashian, her daughter North West, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner were involved in a car accident today in Montana.
From TMZ:
We're told the girls were driving in Bozeman, MT Saturday morning when a semi-truck drove by their car and kicked up a ton of snow, hitting their windshield and apparently blinding Khloe.
Apparently Khloe couldn't see and began swerving, right into a patch of black ice. The car then spun out of control, crossing oncoming traffic and ending up in a ditch.
Thankfully, everyone is OK, and Kim just posted this photo to Twitter:
Thank you God for watching over us and keeping us safe

Source

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston, Found Unresponsive in Tub



She was rushed to Atlanta's North Fulton Hospital





CBS 46 is reporting that Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in her Atlanta home on Saturday morning. Her husband and friend found her in the bathtub and immediately started CPR and called 911. When the officers arrived on the scene they began life-saving measures until EMS arrived and took her to Atlanta's North Fulton Hospital.
This story is developing.
Update: TMZ reports that doctors have stabilized her breathing and moved her to the ICU. Bobbi Kristina is now reportedly in a medically induced coma for swelling of the brain.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Demis Roussos dies aged 68

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68 the Hygeia Hospital in Athens has confirmed to the BBC.

He was best known for his solo hits in the 1970s and 80s, including Forever and Ever, Goodbye and Quand je t'aime. 

He was also a member of progressive rock group Aphrodite's Child.
Roussos went on to enjoy a successful solo career, topping the charts in several countries with Forever And Ever in 1973, before doing the same in the UK in 1976.



Demis Roussos
Demis RoussosDemis Roussos was still performing on stage in 2012

Demis RoussosRoussos was photographed surrounded by awards for the UK sales of his albums, including gold discs for Happy To Be and My Only Fascination
Other solo hits include My Friend the Wind, My Reason, Someday Somewhere and Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun.

Roussos' fondness for kaftans saw him dubbed "the Kaftan King" and he often wore them for his performances on shows such as Top of the Pops.

He was also famous for his vocal adaptation of the score from the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, which had been composed by Vangelis.

In 1978 he decided to keep a lower profile and moved to Malibu Beach in the US.

Plane hijack

On 14 June, 1985, Roussos boarded TWA Flight 847 from Athens to Rome - and found himself at the mercy of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, who hijacked the plane.

The men, who had smuggled a pistol and grenades through airport security, held the passengers at gunpoint.

The militant group demanded the release of 17 members of Hezbollah and the Iraqi Islamic Daawa Party, who had been detained in Kuwait for attacks that killed six people in 1983.

Roussos spent his 39th birthday in captivity, before being released in Beirut on 18 June - but most of the remaining 153 passengers spent 17 days on the plane.

Speaking to the Reuters news agency at the time, the singer said he had been "treated quite well".
"They gave me a birthday cake and they gave me a guitar, to sing," he said. "They have been very polite and very nice with us."

Return to music

Over the years, his quote became misinterpreted and distorted. Some papers said he had serenaded the hijackers. Others claimed he had pledged allegiance to Hezbollah.

Roussos, who rarely spoke about the incident, admitted he was riled by the exaggerations in an interview with Australia's Daily Telegraph in 2006.

"It is not every day that a pop superstar gets involved with terrorism as a victim, so the press takes advantage of that to say things they think are funny.

''I would like to see the journalist [who first reported the claim] in front of gunpoint like I was. Believe me, if he was there he would be so scared he wouldn't care about writing such stupidities like that.''

The experience changed his life and afterwards he decided the best way he could help others and promote understanding in the world was by returning to music.

He released his album The Story of Demis Roussos not long after.
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ex-Boyfriend of Britney Spears Killed by Taliban Insurgents





The ex-boyfriend of Britney Spears  has been killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. John Sundahl was working as a pilot flying officials around the country and was shot down while flying a helicopter from Kabul, British newspaper The Mirror reports.
Sundahl dated Spears in 2007, after the pair met at an AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting. John's brother Karl said, "It's heartbreaking — he went there to try to repair the country. He was trying to help people, he would often say that the country was in chaos."
"This is just awful. My family are heartbroken, my parents are elderly so this is very tough for them, and all of us... We know Britney's upset too. John was still good friends with Britney, he talked to her regularly", Karl continued.
From: Digital Spy


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Woman Was on the Phone with Her Fiancé When She Was Shot and Killed




Tanya Nikitina, 34, was murdered by her former mother-in-law in 2010, just weeks before her wedding to Rod Hernandez. Hernandez finally opened up about that terrible day, most shockingly revealing that he was on the phone with her when she was shot [via Daily Mail].
Mary Nance Hanson killed Nikitina after she divorced Hanson's son, Dale Jankowski. Hanson didn't want Nikitina to get custody of her and Jankowski's two young children, so Hanson gunned Nikitina down in the school parking lot where Nikitina taught.
Hernandez said he happened to be on the phone with Nikitina when she was killed. "She was telling me how much she loved me when suddenly I heard her scream and there was a loud bang. I could still hear her engine revving and the radio playing. I thought she'd had an accident. The school was only a short drive away, so I jumped in my car. I stayed on the phone the whole way there, screaming her name trying to wake her up," he says.
Hanson will do life in prison, but knowing that isn't enough for Hernandez. "No amount of time in prison is going to bring Tanya back. Hearing my fiancée's tragic end on the phone still haunts me. I still can't believe she's gone," he said.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Robin Williams hanged himself at home aged 63

Actor Robin Williams arrives at singer-songwriter Elton John's 60th birthday party in New York March 24, 2007. REUTERS-Eric Thayer
1 OF 11. Actor Robin Williams arrives at singer-songwriter Elton John's 60th birthday party in New York March 24, 2007.



Oscar-winning actor and groundbreaking comedian Robin Williams hanged himself with a belt in his Northern California home after he had sought treatment for depression, a coroner said on Tuesday based on preliminary findings.
Williams, 63, was found dead by his personal assistant at midday on Monday in a bedroom. He was suspended from a belt wedged between a closet door and a door frame, in a seated position just off the ground, Marin County's assistant chief deputy coroner, Keith Boyd, told a news conference.
"Mr. Williams' personal assistant became concerned at approximately 11:45 a.m. when he failed to respond to knocks on his bedroom door," said Boyd.
"His right shoulder area was touching the door with his body perpendicular to the door and slightly suspended. Mr. Williams at that time was cool to the touch with rigor mortis present in his body," Boyd added.
The official preliminary cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging, he said, and conclusion of the investigation is still weeks away.
Officials also found a pocket knife near Williams and superficial cuts on his left wrist with dried red material that matched what was on the knife blade. It was not yet known if it was his blood.
Williams was last seen alive by his wife, Susan Schneider, on Sunday night when she retired for the evening. She left the next morning around 10 a.m. thinking that her husband was still asleep.
Williams' publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said on Monday that he had been suffering from severe depression, and Boyd acknowledged that he had been seeking treatment without giving more details.
Boyd would not say whether Williams had left a suicide note.
"We're not discussing the note or a note at this point as the investigation is ongoing," said Boyd.
In addition to his wife, Williams is survived by three children. Funeral arrangements are pending. His body has been released by the coroner facility in neighbouring Napa County, Boyd said.
Boyd would not say if any drugs or alcohol were involved and that the full toxicology report would take two to six weeks.
COMEDY WORLD MOURNS
Comedians, politicians and several generations of fans collectively mourned the death of Williams, famous for his frenetically paced comedy and masterful impressions.
The news of Williams' death rippled across social media, stunning fans young and old and comedians who had been influenced by Williams since he broke out in the 1970's TV comedy "Mork & Mindy" as a strange and lovable creature from outer space.
"Goodbye pal. Thanks for everything," tweeted comedian Louis C.K. on Tuesday.
Williams had been open about his struggles with alcohol and cocaine and in the past months had entered a rehabilitation centre to help him maintain sobriety.
But many questions remained over his final months and what could have led to his apparent suicide.
On the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dozens of fans congregated around Williams' star early on Tuesday, leaving flowers and candles to honour the versatile actor.
"My kids grew up on 'Mrs Doubtfire'," said Erlinda Fantauzzi, referring to the hit movie in which he played a father who took on the persona of a tender British nanny to be close to his kids. "I feel so bad. He was a tortured soul and he died alone. He touched adults and children," she said.
Williams' appeal stretched across generations and genres, from family fare as the voice of Disney's blue Genie in "Aladdin" to his portrayal of a fatherly therapist in the 1997 drama "Good Will Hunting," for which he earned his sole Oscar.
The death of Williams shook Hollywood and colleagues mourned the loss of what many called a big-hearted man and one of the most inventive comedians of his time.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played his daughter in the recent CBS television comedy, "The Crazy Ones," said her life was better for knowing Williams. Their show was cancelled in May after one season.

"To my children he was Uncle Robin, to everyone he worked with, he was the best boss anyone had ever known, and to me he was not just an inspiration but he was the father I had always dreamed of having," Gellar said in a statement.
(Reuters)