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Mikey Welsh, former Weezer bassist, dies at 40

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Mikey Welsh, former bassist for the alternative rock band Weezer, has died. Welsh, who was 40, was found in a Chicago hotel room on Saturday afternoon. The cause of death is still undetermined...    

....The Vermont-born Welsh performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001

Jeff Conaway's death ruled accidental with multiple causes

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Jeff Conaway’s autopsy results are back and the Los Angeles County coroner is ruling his death accidental. The findings also reveal that multiple causes, including internal infection, are to blame for his tragic end.

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Wanda Sykes: I had a double mastectomy

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(CBS) Comedienne Wanda Sykes made a very serious revelation during an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

In the appearance, which is set to air Monday, Sykes admits that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and decided to have a double mastectomy.

"I had breast cancer," Sykes, 47, said, according to reports. "Yeah, I know it's scary."

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Wanda Sykes (born March 7, 1964. 47 years old) is an American writer, stand-up comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004 Entertainment Weekly named her as one of the 25 funniest people in America. She is well known for her role as Barbara Baran on The New Adventures of Old Christine and for her appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In November 2009 The Wanda Sykes Show, her own late-night talkshow, premiered on Fox, airing Saturday nights. It ended in April 2010.

Sykes also had a successful career in film, appearing in Monster-in-Law, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Evan Almighty, and License to Wed, and voiced characters in Over the Hedge, Barnyard, Brother Bear 2, Rio, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

The End of R.E.M., and They Feel Fine

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R.E.M., the underground band from Athens, Ga., that helped invent the alternative-rock sound of the 1980s, said on Wednesday that its members were splitting up after 31 years of making music together.

Death in Kennedy, Mondale, & Percy Family (US Politics)

One must bring up "Death Comes in Threes" myth.  This time it will be "Political Death Triad" rather than "Celebrity Death Triad".

Also, both Kennedy & Mondale were 51 years old.

  • September 16, 2011 - Kara Kennedy Allen, daughter of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, died Friday night at a health club in Washington, D.C.  Kennedy Allen, 51, had just taken a swim in the club, according to multiple people on close terms with the Kennedy family, who said she was found in the steam room by another gym member.
  • September 17, 2011 - Eleanor Mondale Poling, 51, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, died at her Minnesota home early on Saturday after a six-year battle with brain cancer.
  • September 17, 2011 - Charles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early Saturday. He was 91.

Hollywood Stunt Pilot Crashes Aircraft, 11 dead and 58 injured

Jimmy Leeward died on September 16, 2011, when his aircraft went off course and crashed into the crowd at the National Championship Air Races at Reno Stead Airport, northwest of Reno, Nevada, killing 11 and injuring 58 spectators. Early eyewitness news accounts, as reported on CNN, said that it appeared Leeward knew he was going to crash and tried to avoid the grandstands

James Kent "Jimmy" Leeward (October 21, 1936 – September 16, 2011) was an American air racer, owner of the Leeward Air Ranch in Ocala, Florida, and the pilot of the heavily modified North American P-51 Mustang racing aircraft, The Galloping Ghost.  Jimmy Leeward had several film credits as a stunt pilot, actor, crew and himself.

Russian jet carrying top hockey team crashes, killing 43 people

A Russian jet carrying the Kontinental Hockey League’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday, killing nearly all of the club’s players and coaches on what the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation called “the darkest day in the history of our sport.”

Blog: Cedric Benson, Javaris Crittenton

Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Texas at Austin.

On July 17, 2011, Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas for a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He was sentneced to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.

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Javaris Cortez Crittenton (born December 31, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who played for Los Angeles Lakers & Washington Wizards.

On August 26, 2011, Javaris Crittenton was charged with the August 19 murder of Jullian Jones, a 22-year-old mother of four. Atlanta police indicated that Jones was not the intended target; they believe that Crittenton was targeting a person who robbed him in April 2011. Jones was shot in the leg and died during surgery. Crittenton was arrested by the FBI in John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California on August 29.

Joe Son, "Austin Powers" actor, convicted of torture in rape case

An actor who had a small part in the movie "Austin Powers" has been convicted of torture in connection with the 1990 Christmas Eve gang rape of a woman in Orange County. Joseph Hyungmin Son was found guilty Thursday of one felony count of torture in connection with the attack.

Joe Son initially was charged with multiple sexual assault and kidnapping counts, but many of those charges were dropped in part because the statute of limitations had expired

Joseph Hyungmin Son (born November 22, 1970) is an American actor, and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.  Son retired from MMA with a record of 0–4.  Son was also Kimo Leopoldo's manager at UFC 3.

Son was found guilty of one felony count of torture on August 25, 2011. Prosecutors say Son and an accomplice pulled the victim into a car on Christmas Eve in 1990 and drove her toward Huntington Beach as they beat her with a gun and raped her. The investigation had gone cold until Son was required to provide a DNA sample in 2008 in connection with a vandalism sentence. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

Potenza, Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank, dies 77

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"It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' mourn the loss of 'Uncle Frank' Potenza," ABC said in a statement.

Aunt Chippy and Uncle Frank learn to draw

Jerry Leiber, Prolific Writer of 1950s Hits, Dies at 78

** As a team, they wrote about 200 songs.

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Jerry Leiber, the lyricist who, with his partner, Mike Stoller, wrote some of the most enduring classics in the history of rock ’n’ roll, including “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “On Broadway,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 78.

The cause was cardio-pulmonary failure...

Blog: Gerard Depardieu & Christine O'Donnell

Gerard Depardieu urinates in plane cabin

On August 16, 2011, a French actor Gerard Depardieu was refused access to the toilet on a plane and urinated on the floor of a plane less than 15 minutes after departure

Christine O'Donnell bails on "Piers Morgan" to avoid gay questions

Brooklyn Rapper Kampane Found Torched In An SUV In Jersey

The body of a 33-year-old Brooklyn rapper was found torched and abandoned in the back of an SUV in New Jersey early yesterday. The remains of Rhian "Kampane" Stoute had been charred in multiple places in such a way that it took the Bergen County Medical Examiner most of the day to identify it.

KAMPANE - What You Drinking On (TEASER) feat Pebbelz Da Model

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' husband found dead

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday night at his Los Angeles home.

He was 47. 

Stage collapses at Indiana State Fair before Sugarland concert, kills 4

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High winds caused the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday just before country duo Sugarland was set to take the stage for their headline performance, killing four and injuring 40, according to reports.

Update:

  • 5th person died a few days later. 
  • 6th person died almost a week later.
  • 7th person died Sunday 21st.

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