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Oscar Taveras Dies In Car Collision

ST. LOUIS—Baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, Oscar Taveras, 22, was killed in a car collision on October 26 in the Dominican Republic. According to reports, Taveras was driving with his girlfriend in the car, when it went off the road. She was also killed in the crash. Officials are investigating the cause of the collision. Taveras’ teammate Kolten Wong tweeted,...

Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

SHERMAN OAKS—“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” star Marcia Strassman died at the age of 66 on October 25. The actress passed away at her home in Sherman Oaks after battling breast cancer for several years. Singer Cher tweeted, “Wanted U2 No, a Funny, Talented Friend Died. Not 4U 2feel sorry 4me, but she died alone, & Energy from U is...

Lake Bell Welcomes Baby Girl

HOLLYWOOD—“In a World…” star Lake Bell, 35, and her husband Scott Campbell welcomed their first child, a daughter, on October 25. About two months ago, Bell shared a photo of her baby bump via Instagram. The caption read, “Everything is ready to go! Sterile, chillaxing, serene…. Hope baby comes early! #hopebabyunderstandssarcasm @scampbell333.”

Actress Buys Jessica Simpson’s Mansion

BEVERLY HILLS—“The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, 24, recently purchased Jessica Simpson’s former Beverly Hills mansion, according to E! News. Simpson, 34, sold the mansion last year to make room for her second child. Lawrence recently bought the house, as rumors surfaced that she was dating Chris Martin, from the group “Coldplay.” The property is 5,500 square foot, and contains a...

Suge Knight, Katt Williams Arrested

BEVERLY HILLS—Music producer Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian/actor Micah “Katt” Williams were arrested on Wednesday, October 29 for suspicion of stealing a camera from a female photographer, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release. Both Knight and Williams were charged with one count each of robbery. Prosecutors have asked for bail to be set at $1...

Katy Perry Performing At Super Bowl

HOLLYWOOD—Pop star Katy Perry, 29, has been tapped to perform at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show on February 1, 2015, according to reports. Reports have indicated that Perry was one of two other acts that were considered for the show. The other two included Rihanna and Coldplay. The singer showcased her support for the sport through a tweet which featured...

“Weeds” Actress Charged, Officer Investigated

STUDIO CITY—Daniele Watts, 28, best known for her appearances on the TV show, “Weeds,” was charged Tuesday, October 21 with lewd conduct. The actress, who also appeared in the Quentin Taratino film “Django Unchained” was handcuffed and briefly detained last month for indecent exposure. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a witness reported a man and a woman having...

Former “SNL” Alum Jan Hooks Dies At 57

HOLLYWOOD—Former “Saturday Night Live” star Jan Hooks died at the age of 57 on October 9. Hooks died in New York. According to reports, the comedienne had been battling cancer for several years. “Saturday Night Live” co-star Kevin Nealon shared a photo of himself and Hooks on Twitter. The tweet read, “My girlfriend in the 80s and my friend forever,...

“Honey Boo Boo” Star Uncle Poodle Arrested

HOLLYWOOD—Uncle Poodle, star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” was arrested for allegedly vandalizing his ex-boyfriend’s car, according to TMZ. Baldwin County Sheriff’s officials informed TMZ that Poodle destroyed the front of his ex’s car by tearing off a University of Georgia sign a month ago while it was parked at a Wal-Mart store. Reports have also indicated that Poodle’s ex...

Michael Phelps Seeks Treatment After DUI

BALTIMORE, MD—Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was pulled over on September 30 for driving nearly 40 miles over the speed limit in a 45 mph zone in Baltimore, Maryland. Phelps was charged with driving under the influence, exceeding the speed limit, and crossing double lane lines. On September 30, Phelps tweeted, “Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive...
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