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Rest In Peace: Elaine Stritch (1925 – 2014)

First Johnny Winter, and now this? Today sucks. News has been breaking for the past hour that broadway and screen legend Elaine Stritch died on Thursday at her home in Birmingham, Michigan. She was 89. Stritch started her entertainment career more than half a century ago. She landed a few small TV roles at the […]

Rest In Peace: Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

News is breaking this morning that iconic blues musician Johnny Winter, whose career spans half a century, has died. He was 70. Winter’s publicist confirmed the news to members of the press this morning, adding that Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich earlier this week. A statement released along with the announcement said […]

Rest In Peace: Bobby Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014)

The world just lost a legend. Reports have been coming in for the last hour that legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70. The news was confirmed by his label, XL Recordings. No cause of death has been found at this time. That said, in recent years Womack has […]

Rest In Peace: Rik Mayall (Star of ‘Drop Dead Fred’)

The world has lost another one of its shining stars. News is breaking that actor Rik Mayall, known for his starring role in the classic comedy Drop Dead Fred, has passed away at the age of 56. A spokesman for Mayall’s management company confirmed the news to members of the press this morning. Mayall was […]

Rest In Peace: Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

The world lost one of the most influential icons of the last century this morning. Legendary poet and author Maya Angelou passed away Wednesday at her North Carolina home. Her literary agent, Helen Brann, confirmed the news to members of the press earlier today. Angelou originally began taking an interest in the world of poetry […]

RIP: ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ Director, Malik Bendjelloul

Documentary filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul was found dead today in Stockholm, Sweden at the far too young age of 36. Police spokesperson Pia Glenvik has reportedly confirmed the death, but specifics are currently being withheld from the public. Bendjelloul’s most recognizable work to date was his Oscar award-winning rockumentary, Searching for Sugar Man, which debuted in the […]

Rest In Peace: G-Unit (2002-2014)

It’s the end of an era for one of modern hip-hop’s most popular rap collectives. Speaking in a new interview with Power99’s Cosmic Kev at the end of last week, rapper and Vitamin Water investor 50 Cent broke the news that G-Unit has been ‘dismantled.’ He claims despite the numerous rumors that have popped up […]

Rest In Peace: FEARnet (2006-2014)

It’s a sad day for horror fans. FEARnet has been purchased by Comcast from its partners – Sony Pictures Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment – with the intention of folding the horror/thriller/sci-fi network into Comcast’s NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment division through its Chiller and SyFy networks. “NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has acquired all remaining interests in FEARnet from […]

Rest In Peace: Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney has passed away at the age of 93. According to Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith, Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home. No cause of death has been revealed at the time, but reports claim the actor had been sick for some time. There […]

Rest In Peace: John Pinette (1964-2014)

Actor and stand-up comedian John Pinette has passed away. According to a story on TMZ, Pinette was found in his Pittsburgh hotel room Saturday afternoon. He was 50 years old. Foul play is not expected in the comedian’s death. No autopsy was performed. A Boston native whose comedic skill took him around the world, Pinette […]

The Dangerous Summer Officially Break Up

The departure of AJ Perdomo over the weekend left many wondering whether or not The Dangerous Summer would remain together. Today we learned the answer is, sadly, no. Writing to fans and recognizing that it is indeed April Fools’ Day, the remaining members of The Dangerous Summer posted a message across social networks this afternoon […]

Chicago Rapper Lil Marc Killed Days After Releasing Music Video Mocking Rival Gang

There are a lot of eyes on the Chicago rap scene right now, specifically around those leading the drill music movement. This is more than a trendy sound in rap. It’s a way of life for those spitting rhymes and nearly every teenager blasting their tracks on the street. For outsiders the violent lyrical themes […]