While word of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s death was spreading like wildfire on Monday, others were mourning the death of singer Cher.
It all started with the UK website, “IsThatcherDeadYet,” who is not a fan of Thatcher’s, and apparently were quite happy about her passing. They wanted to know how people were going to celebrate the passing of Thatcher and to, “Let us know using the #nowthatchersdead hashtag on Twitter, or get to one of the parties near you on Facebook.”
Breaking down the #nowthatchersdead hashtag twitter users were shocked to learn that Cher was no longer part of the living, when they read the hashtag as NowThatChersDead.
Twitter users across the twittersphere tweeted their condolences. One twitter user wrote, “RIP CHER. Just saw the hashtag. Never was a fan myself but you’ve gotta respect her influence.”
Another tweeted, “R.i.p to a truly inspiring strong independent woman who changed a generation, loved by millions”
No word from her publicist, but it appears the 66-year-old is doing quite well.
Disney has announced on their official Disney Fan Club Twitter that Legendary Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello died today at 70.
Funicello became a star at the age of 12 after Walt Disney discovered the young girl and cast her in the original “Mickey Mouse Club.” A show that is responsible for churning out child stars such as Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
Funicello was also an accomplished singer with several hits in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s including “First Name Initial,” “O Dio Mio” and “Train of Love.” They were released under the Buena Vista label.
As she grew up Funicello became a sex symbol attracting a large number of fans. She went on to star in the iconic “Beach Party” films co-starring Frankie Avalon.
Tweeting, the 54-year-old wrote, “Game Changer: Jax Copeland Arnold. 8lbs 12oz. Looking forward to being a 70 year old Little League Coach,”
It appears Arnold remains a fan of the TV show ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ even after his character Georgie Caruso, a porn king, was killed off in season four. Charlie Hunnam’s character’s name is Jax Teller and remains one of the main characters in the hit TV show.
The actor/comedian went on to tweet, “My son wants to watch My Big Redneck Vacation and The After Show right now @CMT…at least I think he does. He’s a man of few words.”
Joking he later tweeted, “Maternity is the only section of the hospital where all the nurses constantly say “congratulations!” Oncology, not so much.”
According to People the couple had been battling fertility issues prior to conceiving their first child.
Arnold, who has been married three times before, told People, “I’ve tried with other people, but since there is a God, we were unable to conceive. Now God said, ‘This is it!’”
Announcing the pregnancy on ‘The View’ Arnold told viewers, “I didn’t think it was in the cards for me, to be honest, and so I was completely shocked. It’s a miracle.”
French TV station TF1 has announced today that the doctor assigned to the French version of “Survivor” has committed suicide, this after the death of one of the contestants last month.
Dr. Thierry Costa killed himself while in Columbia, the location of their current show Koh-Lanta (French for Survivor). Before killing himself, the 38-year-old left a suicide note saying he had been unfairly criticized over the death of contestant Gerald Babin.
In his note, which was published on TF1’s website, Costa wrote that the media was making, “unfair accusations and assumptions,” about his treatment of Babin.
It was the shows first day of filming in Cambodia, when 25-year-old Babin jumped out of a boat with a group of contestants. Soon after the group started a game of tug-of-war, Babin complained about cramping in his arms. He was treated by staff doctors at the scene and flown by helicopter to a local hospital. During the ride he suffered a series of cardiac arrests before reaching the facility, where he was declared dead.
Costa was criticized for the time it took to treat Babin after he initially collapsed.
Costa wrote, “In the past few days my name has been tarnished in the media,” continuing he writes, “I am certain that I treated Gerald in a respectable manner, as a patient and not as a contestant.”
Adventure Line Productions, the show’s producers were quick to respond that Costa’s suicide should “encourage those who accuse and comment indiscriminately to exercise responsibility”.
This would have been Costa’s fifth season on the reality show.
Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation into Babin’s death.
According to TMZ rapper Too Short was arrested early this morning after police pulled him over for a traffic violation in Los Angeles.
Apparently after pulling over Short, whose real name is Todd Anthony Shaw, officers suspected he was under the influence and attempted to administer a breathalyzer test, that’s when Shaw ran for the hills. Only problem is, he tripped and fell before reaching them there hills.
Blowing a .09, which is .01 over the legal limit, Shaw was placed into the back of the cruiser and transported to the station. On the way to the station he tried to dump his narcotics in the back seat of the cruiser.
He was booked for a DUI and felony possession, so far stupidity is perfectly legal.
Short is best known for his hit songs “The Ghetto” and “Blow the Whistle,” along with being one of the pioneer rappers of West Coast hip hop.
In 2010 the platinum rapper was arrested for battery after allegedly trying to beat up three bouncers in Boise, Idaho. The altercation started when guards attempted to stop him from bringing several underage females backstage at a concert.
In 2011 it was widely reported that Short had died from a heart attack, after somebody updated his Wiki page. Frustrated he tweeted, “Stop calling my phone. I’m not dead. Been in the lab working on my 19th album.”
Currently Short is quite alive, albeit not happy, as he wakes to find himself hung over and behind bars.
Generally a defendant isn’t required to appear in court for a misdemeanor and can be represented by an attorney. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Dabney made it very clear to Lohan’s new attorney, Mark Heller, who appeared in front of the judge on LiLo’s behalf on March 1.
Judge Dabney warned Heller, “Somebody needs to come in to assist you who has some experience in California law for procedure, or Miss Lohan is going to have to come in here and waive her right to have attorneys who are competent in California law and procedure to go forward.”
The trial begins today, but the real question is whether or not Lohan will show?
The 26-year-old tweeted yesterday, “Thanks Mr. Pink for the private jet see you all in a few hours in LA”
Apparently in Lohan style she missed her flight out of New York, so called upon a friend to whisk her away to LA on a private jet.
Mr. Pink is a beverage company out of Los Angeles that makes a ginseng infused beverage. Lohan has done some promotional work for the company in the past.
In the aftermath of an accident where Lohan’s Porsche crashed into a dump truck, she was charged with three misdemeanors: obstruction, providing false information to an officer and driving with wanton disregard.
The false information was when Lohan told police that she was never behind the wheel, but the prosecution has witnesses that say the opposite.
Earlier this month in an attempt to enter into a plea bargain Heller refused to have any type of rehab in the settlement, claiming the star, “does not need rehab,” and he’s hoping was hoping for a “creative out-of-the-box answer.”
People Magazine reported yesterday that American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest and Dancing with the Stars Julianne Hough have split, this a day after Hough reported having $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen out of her car. Jewelry that just happened to be gifts from Seacrest.
Sources told People that the couple, who had been together close to three years, are no longer living together. It appears their busy schedules have interfered with their relationship, but are staying in contact with each other and remain friends.
Yesterday TMZ reported that 24-year-old Hough contacted police after her vehicle was broken into while visiting with a friend. The car was allegedly broken into and ransacked, but police say there was no sign of forcible entry.
At the beginning of the year it was a completely different story as Seacrest appeared on the television show “Chelsea Handler,” telling the host “She’s so beautiful, stunning. She is phenomenal. She’s the best part of every day.”
In the beginning of their relationship Hough said that Seacrest wasn’t her type and she, “thought he was gay,” but his persistence paid off when she agreed to go out on a date.
The 38-year-old Seacrest keeps himself busy with numerous television appearences, his own radio show, and Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Seacrest has been plagued with rumors that he is gay, rumors which the Idol host has denied.
On Sunday’s episode of “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” Kim Kardashian went in to have a blood facial, better known as a ‘Vampire Facelift,’ as she dragged her BFF Jonathan Cheban along for the ride.
In a procedure that looks like a scene out the movie ‘Carrie’ the patient’s blood is taken from the arm, and then placed into a machine to remove the platelets. Once complete, the blood is splattered onto the face of the patient while a technician runs a device across the skin that has nine motorized acupuncture needles.
According to Kardashian she loves, “trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful.”
As the procedure was being played out Kardashian can be heard saying, “Oh my God. I will never get a facelift if it feels like that.”
Kardashian posted a photo on Twitter writing, “Look what @jonathancheban did to me on tonight’s Kourtney & Kim Take Miami!!! #VampireFacial”
Dr. Phil Haeck, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says, “This is another gimmick that people are using to make themselves stand out on the Internet in a real dog-eat-dog part of medicine.”
Chris Brown goes on a rant about women as he tells the men in the audience to essentially put the b*tches in their place.
We’ll get to that in a bit, but first we here at Celebrity Examiner would like to thank the rapper for his offstage antics and overall bullying mentality.
Without the boy genius we wouldn’t have anyone to poke fun at.
Yes, we here at Celebrity Examiner can make fun of the pop-star because we are well outside the reach of his screaming outbursts, lanky arms, and his entourage of angry bodyguards.
This rapping ball of energy has been on probation since 2009 after assaulting fellow pop-star Rihanna.
And yes he continues to struggle with anger management issues.
So let’s break down his behavior while on probation leading up to his recent dump on women.
As a result of his assault on Rihanna, Brown was assigned 180 days of community service and five years probation. The community service had to be manual labor, such as roadside cleanup. He requested to perform the community service in his home state of Virginia.
According to Brown he logged 701 hours in seven months, leading prosecutors to question the validity of his documentation. Previously, on another unrelated charge, he had taken two years to complete the same amount of time.
The prosecution investigated his log of service and has not been able to validate his community service hours. They charge that Brown falsified documents and are seeking to have him redo his service in Los Angeles County. According to Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray, their investigation “provided no credible, competent or verifiable evidence that defendant Brown performed his community labor as presented to this court.”
During an interview in 2011 on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Brown was asked about his punching Rihanna. He responded by throwing a chair through a plate glass window.
More recently, Brown got into a scuffle with Frank Ocean in what was initially called a brawl. A few days after the altercation Ocean declined to press charges, leaving officials with no choice but to drop their investigation into the allegations that Brown struck Ocean.
Just last week Brown was taped threatening a valet after attending a charity function. Brown came to get his keys and the valet informed him there was a $10 charge. Brown responded the only way he knows how, “Gimme my keys … we gonna turn this whole spot up … I promise you,” he threatened.
Problem with women
While performing at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood last week Brown went on a rant while onstage. Not just any rant either, one pointed specifically at women and their place in a relationship.
In a video posted on TMZ.com, Brown told the audience that a man should keep a woman in her place. We won’t quote it all here since it was pretty crude. Suffice it to say he told the crowd, “So every person in this motherf**king building, if you got a bad b**ch you better say that sh*t to her, or she might f**k another n*gga.”
Will making comments like this cause Rihanna to rethink their relationship?
Will he finally have to face his anger management issues, or will his celebrity status win the day?
Maybe Lindsay Lohan and him should pair up?
The 23-year-old Brown has a lot of growing up to do, so stay tuned. We think we’ll have plenty to write about in the months ahead.
Kelly Osbourne was hospitalized Thursday after passing out on the set of E!’s television show “Fashion Police.”
Osbourne’s spokeswoman informed E! that Kelley was alert and in stable condition, but will remain hospitalized overnight for observation. No other details were available.
Some people might say this was karma paying Osbourne back, as earlier in the year Lady Gaga attacked the 28-year-old for criticizing celebrities and how they looked on the “Fashion Police.” Making a point of reminding her of the struggles she faced when she was constantly criticized for being overweight, up until her recent weight loss.
This brought the wrath of Osbourne’s mom, “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, as Sharon attacked Gaga on “The View.”
Gaga’s response on Facebook said it all,“The ‘real world’ can be cruel, why not try to change it into a better place? I am an activist. Nobody takes adolescents seriously, I do. My letter to Kelly Osbourne was open, because her statements on cyber-bullying were public & as a youth activist I’m compelled to be involved.”
As a panelist on “The Fashion” police, Kelley along with Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos, critique celebrities commenting on how they look and what they wear.
Let’s pray for a quick recovery so the battle can continue.