Celebrity

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” Producer Dies At Age 86

HILLSBOROUGH, CA—Lee Mendelson, the TV producer behind “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” died at the age of 86 in his San Francisco Bay Area home on Wednesday, December 25. Mendelson was born Leland Maurice Mendelson on March 24, 1933 in San Francisco. He graduated from Stanford University in 1954 and served in the Air Force before working at a San...

Radio Personality, Don Imus Dies

TEXAS—Radio personality John Donald Imus Jr., 79, died on Friday, December 27 from complications of lung disease after being hospitalized at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, on Christmas Eve. Imus began his career with his first radio host job at KUTY out of Palmdale, CA in 1968. Imus emulated the idea behind Howard Stern’s own...

Allee Willis “Friends” Theme Song Writer Dead

HOLLYWOOD—On Tuesday, December 24, songwriter and director, Alta Sherral Willis (Allee Willis), 72, known for writing the “I’ll Be There For You,” theme song for the TV sitcom "Friends," passed away in a Los Angeles hospital due to cardiac arrest. The news was announced by her long time partner Prudence Fenton via Instagram on December 25.  “Rest in Boogie Wonderland Nov...

Dodgers Pitcher Rich Hill Arrested For Disorderly Conduct

MASSACHUSETTS—Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Rich Hill, and his wife, Caitlin Hill, were both arrested on Saturday, December 21 at Gillette Stadium prior to the start of the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots football game. Rich and Caitlin were getting ready to enter the stadium, when Caitlin, with an oversized bag attempted to enter the establishment. After numerous failed attempts,...

“Marriage Story” Leads Golden Globe Nominees

BEVERLY HILLS─Well start making your predictions as to who will be the big victory as awards season comes into full play. The nominees for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday, December 9 and leading all contenders is the drama “Marriage Story” with a total of 6 nominations including Best Motion Picture – Drama. Other films followed...

Critic’s Choice Awards Nominees Unveiled

HOLLYWOOD─I think it is safe to say that awards season is upon us people. The nominees for the 2020 Critic’s Choice Awards were announced on Sunday, December 8. Leading the pack of all contenders was the Martin Scorsese drama “The Irishman” with 14 nominations. The buzz about this flick has been building and it now seems the flick might be...

Rapper Juice WRLD Dead At 21

CHICAGO—Rapper Juice WRLD suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport on Sunday, December 8, that led to the musician's death.  Juice WRLD, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure in Chicago's Midway airport after traveling from Los Angeles. Higgins is said to have been conscious when he was transported by Chicago Fire Department paramedics to a local hospital. He was...

Harry Morton Found Dead At Beverly Hills Home

BEVERLY HILLS—On Saturday, November 23, restauranteur, CEO and Founder of Pink Taco, Harry Morton, 38, was found unconscious by his brother Matthew Morton inside a home on the 500 block of Haynes Avenue in Beverly Hills, TMZ first reported. Harry was later pronounced dead by paramedics who arrived on the scene. The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed Morton's death...

“Frozen” Stars Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—“Frozen” stars, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, November 19.  The unveiling comes three days before the release of the sequel “Frozen 2,” where both actresses resume their roles as Ana and Elsa that made them household names.  Menzel is known for her performance of the song "Let It...

Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty In School Admissions Scandal

UNITED STATES—Actress Lori Loughlin, 55, pleaded not guilty to new bribery charges filed against her and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, in the college admissions scandal, on Friday, November 1.  Loughlin and her husband were among 11 parents charged last week by a grand jury in Boston, Massachusetts. The couple both entered pleas of not guilty on Friday to new...
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