From 2000 until 2011, Gilbert Gottfried was the voice of the duck in the AFLAC commercials
In March 2011, Gottfried made jokes on his @realgilbert Twitter account in reference to the earthquake disaster in Japan. Despite deleting the tweets and apologizing, Gottfried was fired by Aflac as the voice of the Aflac Duck on March 14, 2011 in response to the tweets.
“What do you get when you cross a tsunami and a nuclear explosion? Stir fry!”
“Why do the Japanese eat so much ramen? Because it’s so easy to make: Just add water.”
“Did you hear about the Japanese stock market? It crashed on purpose!”
On March 10, 2011, Annette Funicello's Encino, California home caught fire. She suffered smoke inhalation but was otherwise unharmed.
Annette Joanne Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American singer and actress. She was Walt Disney's most popular cast member of The Mickey Mouse Club, and went on to appear in a series of beach party films.
Funicello announced in 1992 that she suffers from multiple sclerosis. She's been on wheelchair since then.
"Anna Nicole," the opera -- yes, the opera -- premieres at London's Royal Opera House Thursday.
The life of the Texas-born stripper who married a multi-millionaire more than 60 years her senior, then spent the rest of her life fighting his heirs over his money after he died, might not seem to belong on the same stage that hosts Verdi and Puccini.
John Taylor "JT" Skilling, Jeff Skilling's Son, was found dead in his Santa Ana, California apartment on February 3, 2011, by what police have preliminarily determined was the result of a drug overdose.
Jeffrey Keith "Jeff" Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is the former president of Enron Corporation. In 2006 he was convicted of multiple federal felony charges relating to Enron's financial collapse, and is currently serving a 24-year, 4-month prison sentence.
John Taylor Skilling was 20 years old at the time of his death.
Director Peter Jackson was admitted to hospital yesterday, where he underwent emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer. The condition is caused when an ulcer burns completely through the stomach wall, allowing food and acid to pass into the abdominal cavity causing extreme pain and extreme risk of infection. Thankfully the surgery went well and Jackson is expected to make a full and quick recovery.
On January 26, 2011, it was reported that Buffett was hospitalized with head injuries after taking a fall off the stage at a concert in Sydney, Australia. The following morning, Buffett was released from St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney after being given a clean bill of health by doctors.
The Human Torch (Jonathan Lowell Spencer "Johnny" Storm) is a fictional character and superhero appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. He is a member of the Fantastic Four, making his first appearance in Fantastic Four #1 November 1961. Writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby re-introduced the Torch as a Silver Age version of the Golden Age character of the same name created by Carl Burgos.
Death of Human Torch In Fantastic Four #587 (March 2011), the concluding chapter of Jonathan Hickman's "Three" storyline, Johnny Storm the Human Torch dies stopping an angry horde of Negative Zone monsters preparing for a second "Annihilation Wave". The following issue, #588, will be the final issue of the series, which will relaunch in March as simply FF
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