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Hell's Angels Planned to Kill Mick Jagger in 1969

According to BBC radio documentary Mick Jagger was a target of Assassination in 1969 by Hells Angels.

Back in the late 60's, Rolling Stones hired Hell's Angel members as bouncers.  It kind of worked out at first.  Soon an 18 years old man was stabbed to death by a gang member at the free concert at Altamont Speedway in Northern California.

After that incident Mick Jagger stopped using Hells Angels' service.  This triggered Hells Angels to plot Mick Jagger's assassination.

The gang tried to reach Mick Jagger by sea.  But they were all thrown overboard by a storm.  All Hells Angels survived from the storm, but they never planned another assassination.


Grand Funk Railroad - show cancelled due to illness

Grand Funk Railroad's concert at Chumash Casino (Santa Ynez, California) was cancelled due to illness.  Below is the concert schedule.

Let's see if they are going to cancel their next show on March 8th.


Short 2008 Oscar chit-chat

Paris Hilton was ready to attend Academy Award ceremony.  She spent $3.8 million on her dress alone.  But the Academy banned Paris Hilton from Oscar Award and all affiliated after parties. 

Paris then wanted to attend Vanity Fair party, but Vanity Fair party was cancelled due to recent writers strike.   She ended up leaving town for her own party.

A few weeks ago, Paris Hilton's latest movie 'The Hottie and the Nottie' grossed about $9,000 in the opening weekend.  

This year's Academy Award had THE worst TV rating in Oscar History.  I am not surprised.  I don't find Jon Stewart remotely funny.  In fact, he is really annoying.  OK, I'll be honest, I hate that mofo.  Johnny Carson was the best.  Conan O'Brian was pretty good too.  I never watch Oscar award on TV.  It's a total waste of time. 

Also, this year, a lot of foreigners won major awards.  Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) gave his acceptance speech in Spanish.  I thought that was wrong.  Well, I guess it's good that Javier Bardem wasn't from Iraq. 

People obviously lose interest on Oscar because we have all the young bloods turning Hollywood into a freak show.   For example, Ryan Seacrest has a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.  I rest my case. 

During the ceremony, they had a little segment where they showed all the past Oscar hosts.  From that video clip, they left out Whoopi Goldberg even though she had hosted 4 Oscars ceremonies.  They talked about it in The View (the morning show that Whoopi Hosts with three other ladies).  Whoopi was not angry about it.  Next day, the Academy apologized and everyone was happy.

Motorcycle officer killed in Hillary Clinton motorcade crash

Senior Corporal Victor Lozada, a motorcycle officer in the Traffic Division, was killed on February 22nd, 2008, while serving as part of an escort to Senator Hillary Clinton's motorcade near downtown Dallas. Sen. Clinton was on her way to a presidential campaign event. Sr. Cpl. Lozada's funeral was attended by over 4,500 police officers as well as Sen. Clinton


Law steps up on paparazzi - finally

Feb 20, 2008 police arrested 2 paparazzi waiting for Lindsay Lohan.  This is a big news in the industry.  Over 10 years after Princess Diana's death, most of us got sick of the word paparazzi.  Two photographers were arrested with misdemeanor charge (small case.  Book & release).  But there is a chance the law will get even tougher if they remain to be annoyances to the public.

Celebrities are human just like you and me.  Can you imagine a bunch of thugs muscling their way up to your face 24/7?  That's not helping already fragile young celebrities.  I hope celebrities would get some break.

RIP HD DVD - Toshiba announces end of HD DVD production

HD DVD death

HD DVD or High-Definition DVD was a high-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data and high-definition video.

HD DVD was designed to be the successor to the standard DVD format and is derived from the same underlying technologies. Since all variants except the 3x DVD employed a blue laser with a shorter wavelength, it can store about 3¼ times as much data per layer as its predecessor (maximum capacity: 15 GB per layer instead of 4.7 GB per layer).

As of February 12, 2008, 386 HD DVD titles have been released in the USA. As of February 19, 2008, 214 HD DVD titles have been released in Japan, with 44 titles pending to be released.

HD DVD was in a "format war" with rival format Blu-ray Disc to determine which of the two formats would become the leading carrier for high-definition content to consumers. On February 19, 2008, after major content manufacturers and key retailers began to withdraw their support of the format, Toshiba made an official announcement to no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders, effectively ending the High definition optical disc format war.


Nancy Reagan (86) Hospitalized after falling

On February 17, 2008, Nancy Reagan suffered a fall at her Bel Air home and was taken to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. She did not break a hip, as doctors originally feared 

Nancy Reagan is staying in the same hospital room where President Ronald Reagan stayed before.

Nancy Reagan's last public appearance was at the Regan Library on January 30th for Republican presidential debate.

Ironically, today (February 18) is a president's day.

John Ritter's wife files wrongful death lawsuit

5 years after John Ritter died, his widow filed a $67 million wrongful death suit against radiologist Dr. Matthew Lotysch and cardiologist Dr. Joseph Lee, alleging they misdiagnosed his condition and that contributed to his death. The trial began on February 11, 2008, in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Several of the defendants have settled out of court for a total of $14 million, including Providence St. Joseph, which settled for $9.4 million.

Related Topic - John Ritter


Heath Ledger's Death was an Accident

The official autopsy report is out.

Heath ledger's death was an accidental perscription overdose.

 - Quotes -

"Mr. Heath Ledger died as the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine,"

"We have concluded that the manner of death is accident, resulting from the abuse of prescription medications."

"While no medications were taken in excess, we learned today the combination of doctor-prescribed drugs proved lethal for our boy," the family statement said. "Heath's accidental death serves as a caution to the hidden dangers of combining prescription medication, even at low dosage."

Is Paulina Rubio dead?

I received an email saying Paulina Rubio died in Spain.

Paulina Rubio is a Mexican super star, equivalent to Shakira.  She would be US equivalent to Beyonce or Madonna. 

But I couldn't confirm that news with any website out-there right now.  We shall find out.  This is confusing.

I think somebody was pulling my leg.  I have waited a whole day but there is no new on Paulina's death.   But, I received the news (of Paulina's death) from a Mexican entertainment website.  I bet there were a lot others who received that email.  Hm..


Two Shocking Deaths in Hollywood - Brad Renfro & Heath Ledger

We are starting 2008 with two shocking Hollywood deaths.

We lost two very young Hollywood actors; Brad Renfro (25) and Heath Ledger (28). They started very young and made well over 10 movies each. They worked in very good movies. They were on their way to make history... I was looking forward to see what they were going to do next 30-40 years.

Heath Ledger was already an Oscar nominated actor.

Their lives were better than what most people can imagine. They were so young and had a lot of living to do. Both Brad and Heath died of drug overdose.

These were truly shocking deaths in Hollywood (*Head Ledger died in NY).

I enjoy running this website to celebrate old-timers' passing. Death is natural when you are old. I want to keep their memories alive.

But I hate to see young stars dying like this... for drugs.
It's shocking and disgusting.

Please don't do drugs. Don't do anything to harm your body. It's doesn't matter if you are not a movie star. We are all stars in our own world.

Please take care... God bless you all.


One week after Brad Renfro's death - Secret Son

This news came out 1 week after Brad Renfro's death. 

25 years old Actor had a secret son.  He's know as "Y".  We don't know much about him now. 

I wish best of luck to the little Brad.  I hope he will be well taken care of...  God bless.

Ike Turner's cause of death finally revealed

click here for Ike Turner page

Over a month later San Diego County Medical Examiner's office released the cause of Ike Turner's death. It was a drug overdose combined with other old-age related diseases.

"On January 16, 2008 it was reported by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office that he died from a cocaine overdose. "The cause of death for Ike Turner is cocaine toxicity with other significant conditions," such as hypertensive cardiovascular disease and pulmonary emphysema, Supervising Medical Examiner Investigator Paul Parker told CNN"

click here for Ike Turner page


Alex Trebek suffers a mild heart attack

On December 11, 2007, Trebek (Host of the game show Jeopardy!) was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a minor heart attack. It is not known when he will be released from the hospital but a spokesman expects him to return to the production of Jeopardy!, scheduled for January 2008.

Search warrants served in Anna Nicole's death

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In California, number of search warrents were served in relation on Anna Nicole Smith's death. They were issued by the state Attorney General's office.

They were served to the doctors connected to Anna Nicole.

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