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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

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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"

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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.

Phil Spector trial almost coming to an end.

Phil Spector jury deliberations continue
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September 13, 2007

Jurors in the Phil Spector murder trial retired from their third day of deliberations today (September 12) without announcing a verdict.

The twelve jurors have appeared in good spirits as they enter and leave the courtroom each day, according to the Los Angeles Times. Among the jurors are an engineer, five civil servants, and one film executive.


Steve Fossett Missing in Nevada with his Aircraft

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Steve FossettJames Stephen Fossett (April 22, 1944 – missing September 3, 2007, declared legally dead February 15, 2008) was an American aviator, sailor, and adventurer who became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon. He made his fortune in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth: as a long-distance solo balloonist, as a sailor, and as a solo flight fixed-wing aircraft pilot.

Death of Steve Fossett
On November 26, 2007, Fossett's wife requested that Fossett be declared legally dead.The petition was granted on February 15, 2008. Steve Fossett was 63 years old at the age of his death.

At 8:45 am, on Monday, September 3, 2007, Fossett took off in a single-engine plane from a private airstrip known as Flying M Ranch ( 38°36?13?N, 119°00?11?W), near Smith Valley, 30 miles south of Yerington, Nevada, near Carson City and the California border. The airfield is owned by Barron Hilton and is the site of the biennial Barron Hilton Cup invitational soaring encampment. Fossett was searching for a suitable lake bed for a world land speed record attempt.

According to CNN News, the search for Fossett began about six hours later. He was flying in a Bellanca Super Decathlon with tail number N240R registered to the "Flying M Hunting Club, Inc". There has been no signal from the plane's emergency locator radio beacon, which is designed to be automatically activated in the event of a crash.

Fossett took off with enough fuel for four to five hours of flight, according to Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia S. Ryan. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson noted that Fossett apparently did not file a flight plan. On Tuesday night, teams of 10 aircraft search but found no trace of any wreckage after scouring a large chunk of rugged terrain

Luciano Pavarotti back to Hospital

Pavarotti is in Hospital today in Italy. Below is an excerpt from Washington Post article this morning. The 71-year-old tenor, who underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer last year, was brought to Modena's Polyclinic on Wednesday and was being kept under observation. Doctors were expected to release him in coming days, according to separate statements from the hospital and his manager, Terri Robson. He seems to be OK but he's 71 years old. Pavarotti is a legend. We all wish him well. We love Pavarotti.
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