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Arlo Guthrie's wife dies: Jackie Guthrie dies at 68

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Folk singer Arlo Guthrie has announced the death of his wife, Jackie, at age 68.

Jackie Guthrie had inoperable cancer and died Sunday at the couple's winter home in Sebastian according to an obituary released by Arlo Guthrie's record label. The couple had recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary.

Arlo Guthrie/City Of New Orleans/Boston Pops

Sylvester Stallone’s half-sister Toni Ann Filiti dies of cancer at 48

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Toni Ann Filiti succumbs after long battle with lung cancer. Mom Jackie Stallone: Sly ‘said he can’t take any more pain.’ 

Tragedy struck Sylvester Stallone’s grieving family for the second time in two months Sunday with the death of the actor’s half-sister from cancer.

Toni Ann Filiti, 48, passed away Sunday morning at her mother’s residence in Santa Monica, Calif., just six weeks after the “Rocky” star’s 36-year-old son Sage Moonblood Stallone was found lifeless in his Los Angeles home.


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Randy Travis arrested naked, charged with DWI

On August 7, 2012, police in Grayson County, Texas responded to a call that a man was lying naked in the road. Police reported that they arrived to find Randy Travis naked and smelling of alcohol. Police say that Travis crashed his car in a construction zone, and that when they attempted to apprehend him, Travis threatened the lives of the officers. Travis was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated and retaliation against law enforcement officials. He posted bail in the amount of $21,500. Because this incident happened in a different county, his probation was not considered violated.

On February 6, 2012 Travis was arrested for public intoxication while sitting in his car at a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas. He paid a fine and was placed on a 90-day probation. The 90-day probation period expires September 23, 2012.

Randy Travis (born May 4, 1959, 53 years old) is an American country music singer and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number one hits.

Randy Travis - He Walked On Water (Official Video)

Actor Fred Willard (72) arrested for alleged lewd act in adult theater

Actor Fred Willard (72 yrs old) was arrested in an adult theater (Tiki Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles) for Lewd Conduct after exposing himself.

Tiki Theatre is a small, dark theatre.

Fred Willard (born September 18, 1939, 72 years old) is an American actor, comedian, and voice over actor, best known for his improvisational comedy skills. He is known for his roles in the Christopher Guest mockumentary films This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration as well as television series D.C. Follies. He is an alumnus of The Second City comedy troupe. He received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.

Common Sense Doctor w/ Fred Willard

Omarosa Saves Michael Clarke Duncan's Life With CPR After Heart Attack

On July 13, 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan (54) was sent to the hospital after suffering from a heart attack. Omarosa (38), Michael Duncan's girlfriend, found that Duncan had suffered cardiac arrest. She performed CPR and was able to revive him thus saving his life.

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb in a coma

On 14 April 2012, it was reported that Gibb was "fighting for his life" after contracting pneumonia and was in a coma in a Chelsea hospital.

Maurice Gibb, Robin’s twin brother, died in 2003 at the age of 53 due to complications from a twisted intestine.

The Bee Gees’ younger brother, Andy, who had a successful solo career, died in 1988 at age 30 of a heart ailment.

Merle Haggard Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Cancels Shows

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Merle Haggard is hoping to be released in a few days from the hospital where he was admitted earlier this week to be treated for pneumonia, which forced the celebrated country singer and songwriter to postpone seven shows in several states, his spokeswoman said Thursday.


Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937, 74 years old) is an American country music singer, guitarist, fiddler, instrumentalist, and songwriter. Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitars, vocal harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era.

John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition

John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition.

Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008.

On June 3, 2011, Edwards was indicted by a North Carolina grand jury on six felony charges, including four counts of collecting illegal campaign contributions, one count of conspiracy and one count of making false statements. If convicted, Edwards faces up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine.

On December 7, 2010, John Edwards' wife Elizabeth died of metastatic breast cancer. Before Elizabeth's death, John Edwards announced he had an extended affair and fathered a child.

On January 25, 2010, reports surfaced of the existence of an explicit sex tape featuring Edwards and Rielle Hunter (mistress).

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Tony Iommi, guitarist, Black Sabbath, diagnosed with cancer

In early 2012, Tony Iommi was diagnosed with early stages of lymphoma (cancer)

Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi (February 19, 1948. 63 years old) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as the founding member of pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, and its sole continual member through multiple personnel changes.

Nick Cannon hospitalized for kidney issues after Aspen holiday

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NEW YORK — Nick Cannon is spending the first week of the new year in the hospital, with wife Mariah Carey by his side.

Carey tweeted that Cannon is suffering from “mild kidney failure.” His representative confirmed Cannon’s hospitalization. He is in Aspen, Colo., where he and Carey were vacationing.


Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, radio, and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenage sketch comedian on All That before going on to host The Nick Cannon Show, Wild 'N Out, and America's Got Talent. He acted in the films Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing, and Roll Bounce. As a rapper, he released his debut self-titled album in 2003 with the hit single "Gigolo", a collaboration with singer R. Kelly. In 2006, Cannon recorded singles "Dime Piece" and "My Wife" for a planned album Stages, which was never released. Cannon married American R&B/Pop superstar Mariah Carey on April 30, 2008.

Happy Holidays 2011

Merry Christmas & happy holidays

Thank you for visiting  
Thank you for sharing my passion.

I hope everyone is enjoying the season.  I am making turkey right now.  I shall watch all 5 NBA games on TV today.

I hope good things will happen to everyone next year.

Singer Etta James terminally ill with Cancer (Leukemia)

* Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow,

On December 16, 2011, it was announced that Etta James was under 24-hour care and is terminally ill from the cancer she has been battling throughout 2011. Her manager, Lupe De Leon, stated to the media that she is "in the final stages of leukemia", has been diagnosed with both dementia and Hepatitis C, has been placed on oxygen, is receiving constant care from her husband, and is being visited regularly by her sons. De Leon went on to say, "We're all very sad. We're just waiting..."

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins, January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, rhythm and blues (R&B), rock and roll, gospel, and jazz singer. In the 1950s and 1960s, she had her biggest success as a blues and R&B singer. She is best known for her version of the Mack Gordon and Harry Warren song "At Last", and for "I'd Rather Go Blind", for which she claims she wrote the lyrics.

At Last - Etta James

Singer Roy Orbison's wife dies exactly 23 years after Roy's death

Barbara Orbison, died Tuesday, December 6, 2011 of pancreatic cancer. She was 60 at the time of her death. She died 23 years to the day that her husband Roy Orbison died of a heart attack (December 6, 1988). Barbara Orbison will be buried next to Roy Orbison at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter.  His greatest success came with Monument Records in the early to mid 1960s when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", "In Dreams", and "Oh, Pretty Woman".

Conrad Murray sentenced to four years in Jackson death

On November 29, 2011, Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison.

Robin Gibb Reportedly Battling Cancer In England

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Robin Gibb Liver Cancer – Robin Gibb, member of the music group Bee Gees, has liver cancer, a family friend confirmed Sunday.

The 61 year old was rushed to the hospital last Tuesday after a 911 call from his mansion home in Oxfordshire, central England, but allowed home after a few hours, the Sunday Mirror reported.

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