Actor Tim Robbins' mother, Mary Robbins, died of a heart arrhythmia on April 17, 2011. Mary Robbins was 78 years old at the time of her death. She died 12 days after her husband of nearly 59 years passed away.
On April 15, 2011, at 11:30 PM, Actor Nichlas Cage was arrested in New Orleans in the city's famed French Quarter district for suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication, after a police officer was flagged down by onlookers after Cage allegedly grabbed his wife's upper arm, while appearing to be under the influence. Cage was held in police custody until $11,000 USD bail was posted by Duane "Dog" Chapman. He was later ordered to appear in court on May 31st.
Catherine Zeta-Jones sought treatment for bipolar II disorder, checking herself in a mental health facility in Connecticut.
Last week, she spent 5 days in the clinic. She said she feels great.
With Bipolar II disorder, depressive episodes are more frequent and more intense than manic episodes.
The Flip Video was a camcorder for digital video created by Pure Digital Technologies.
It was announced on March 19, 2009, that Cisco Systems had acquired Pure Digital Technologies, the maker of Flip Video for $590 million USD in stock. The acquisition was completed on May 21, 2009.
However, on April 12, 2011, Cisco announced that it was closing down the Flip business as part of Cisco's restructuring of its consumer business unit.
The Flip Ultra has been the best-selling camcorder on Amazon.com since the day of its debut (September 12, 2007), capturing about 13% of the camcorder market
On April 7, 2011, Wrestler Scott Hall was taken to the hospital (after Indy appearance) due to drug overdose though Hall's representative quickly responded that the info was untrue and fabricated. Hall was however taken to the hospital for low blood pressure and a change to his blood pressure medication. His rep said that Scott visits his doctor on a regular basis and is still recovering from his double pneumonia and being treated for his heart.
Hall gave a interview on April 7 discussing a appearance in Florida the following day saying that the fans who bought tickets would get their money's worth. He discussed his problems with alcohol and drugs by saying that while alcohol is fun and drugs are when you want to quit, you can't and it hurts everyone that is close to you. Hall stated that he has been to rehab 19 times and attended thousands of AA and NA meetings but this time was making a honest attempt to stay sober. Hall credited close friends such as Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman and Shawn Michaels with helping him through his battles.
Scott Oliver Hall (born October 20, 1958), is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure with World Wrestling Federation, under the ring name Razor Ramon, as well as in World Championship Wrestling under his real name.
SHOCKING FOOTAGE: Scott Hall Hospitalized After Wrestling Show
Razor Ramon debut - WWF 1992(?), about 19 years ago.
Amanda Bynes's Twitter Account
Amanda Laura Bynes (born April 3, 1986) is an American actress, fashion designer and singer. Bynes appeared in several successful television series, such as All That and The Amanda Show, on Nickelodeon in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2002, she starred in the TV series, What I Like About You. She transitioned to a film career, starring in several films aimed at teenage audiences, including What a Girl Wants (2003), Love Wrecked (2005), She's the Man (2006), Hairspray (2007), and Easy A (2010).
Bynes was named one of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2006, and in 2007, Forbes listed her as the fifth highest paid celebrity under 21, with earnings of $2.5 million.
(CBS) - In her new book "All That is Bitter & Sweet," actress Ashley Judd opens up about her troubled past, revealing she felt like a stranger in her famous country-music family and was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.
"My mother, while she was transforming herself into the country legend Naomi Judd, created an origin myth for the Judds that did not match my reality," Judd writes in the memoir
FYI: Charlie sheen scheduled 23 live shows in 20 cities. It was the opening day today.
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Charlie Sheen got a lesson in the fickleness of crowds Saturday night. While doing his best to cash in on his recent cult with the launch of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an Option Show," he tried to position himself as a folk hero of freedom. Unfortunately for him, the audience that turned out here at the Fox Theatre took him at his word: They essentially booed him off the stage.
- Charlie Sheen Opens the Circus But His Tent Collapses Amid Boos
- Sheen bombs on opening night of tour
- Sheen's 'Torpedo' bombs in Detroit
Charlie Sheen Timeline (2011) - mini-blog updated by hollywoodmemoir.com
TV Judge, Judith Sheindlin was rushed to hospital after complaining nausea and intestinal discomfort on the TV set.
She will stay over night at hospital for tests.
Judith Sheindlin (born October 21, 1942, 68 years old), better known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality and author. She passed the New York Bar examination in 1965 and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1976, Mayor Ed Koch appointed her a judge, first in criminal court and later, in 1980, as Manhattan's supervising family court judge. She was featured on CBS's 60 Minutes in the 1990s as a result of her reputation as a tough judge.
Judge Judy recieves star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! 14/02/06
Susan Victoria Lucci (born December 23, 1946) is an American actress, best known for portraying Erica Kane on the daytime drama All My Children. The character is considered an icon, and Lucci has been called "Daytime's Leading Lady" by TV Guide, with New York Times and Los Angeles Times citing her as the highest-paid actor in daytime television. Midway into her career, her salary had been reported as over $1 million a year.
Lucci is best known for playing Erica Kane on the ABC television soap opera All My Children, on which she has appeared since the show's inception on January 5, 1970. She is the only original cast member remaining on the series.
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was hospitalized Wednesday with high blood pressure, her publicist said, caused by shock over Elizabeth Taylor's death.
He said Gabor was inconsolable, and said, "Oh, Jane Russell and Liz Taylor -- I'm next."
Lawrence Taylor (one of the greatest NFL players) was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. He was charged with felony third-degree statutory rape, for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with someone under 17. He was also charged with third-degree patronization for allegedly paying the underage girl $300 to have sex with him. His bail was set at $75,000. Taylor is facing up to five years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration if convicted of both crimes. On June 23, 2010, Taylor was indicted on these charges, and pleaded not guilty on July 13. On January 13, 2011 Taylor pleaded guilty to some of the charges thereby resolving the case. On March 22, 2011 Taylor was sentenced to six years probation as part of a plea agreement, which saw him plead guilty to the misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and patronizing a prostitute.
He will also have to register as a sex offender.
Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is a Hall of Fame former American football player. Taylor played his entire professional career as a linebacker for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of football,
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Guest comment on John Walker's death:
I grew up with this incredible talent singing on the radio in the 60's. I graduated high school in '67 and this is one of the groups, and particularly him, that gave us the music that is still played today. I'm an older dad with 14 and 15 year old kids. When I saw news of his passing yesterday, I played "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" for them before they got on the school bus. They sat in awe of his voice and I said, 'now that's music". (They both agreed.) This type of news hurts my heart because of what his music meant to me. I mourn his passing and hope time helps his loved ones' hearts heal.
Guest comment on Mel McDaniel's death:
I learned the 10-step to "Lousiana Saturday Night", I learned the 19-step to "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On" at Silver Dollar Saloon in Las Vegas, Nv. and "Stand Up" was one of my all time favorites. My prayers go out to your family for their loss, and my congradulations go out to u for being called home by the Father.
Guest comment on Chris Benoit's death:
"I am not a wrestler but have known a few over the years Chris (Benoit) was my helper on a furniture delivery truck when he was 16 and training to be a wrestler He was a good kid I hate what he did to himself and family but I feel he should be in the Hall of Fame Because he was a legend in the wrestling world"