Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over ‘Rust’ shooting

Actor Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony punishable by prison time, in the fatal 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming the movie “Rust” in New Mexico, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.

Source: Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter over ‘Rust’ shooting

Lisa Marie Presley’s children will inherit Graceland

Lisa Marie will be buried at the Memphis, Tennessee estate next week.

Lisa Marie Presley’s three surviving children will inherit Graceland.

According to People, following Lisa Marie’s death last week, the Memphis, Tennessee estate will be passed down to her three daughters: actress Riley Keough, 33, and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood, 14.

Graceland was originally passed down to Lisa Marie upon her father Elvis Presley’s own death in 1977. It was subsequently turned into a public museum honoring the legendary musician. Upwards of 650,000 people now visit Graceland annually, and the property is estimated to be worth $500 million.

Lisa Marie had been adamant that Graceland remain in her family’s hands, saying in a 2013 interview, “Graceland was given to me and will always be mine. And then passed to my children. It will never be sold.”

Source: Lisa Marie Presley’s children will inherit Graceland

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54 | CNN

Singer Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of the late Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley, has died, her mother confirms in a statement. She was 54.

“Priscilla Presley and the Presley family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Lisa Marie,” Priscilla Presley said in the statement, provided to CNN by a representative. “They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Source: Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, dead at 54 | CNN

On this day in history, Dec. 20, 1957, Elvis drafted by US Army while awaiting Christmas at Graceland

Elvis Presley was drafted by the U.S. Army on Dec. 20, 1957 at age 22. He was getting ready to celebrate Christmas at Graceland when he picked up his draft notice in person.

Source: On this day in history, Dec. 20, 1957, Elvis drafted by US Army while awaiting Christmas at Graceland

Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, DJ for ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ dead at 40 | CNN

Stephen “tWitch” Boss, the amiable DJ for “Ellen DeGeneres Show” and dancer who rose to fame on “So You Think You Can Dance,” has died, his wife, fellow dancer Allison Holker Boss, confirmed in a statement to CNN.

Boss died by suicide, according to the LA County Medical Examiner. The LA County Coroner’s Office concluded their examination and published the report on his death on Wednesday.

Source: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, DJ for ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ dead at 40 | CNN

Kirstie Alley Dead: Star of Cheers Dies at 71 After Short Battle with Cancer – People Magazine

The actress’ death was confirmed by her children on Monday evening

Kirstie Alley, the star of Cheers and Drop Dead Gorgeous, has died. She was 71.

Alley’s children, True and Lillie Parker, announced the actress had died from cancer. In a statement to PEOPLE, True and Lillie confirmed that Alley died on Monday.

“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” they said in a statement.https://www.instagram.com/p/ClzqliopUks/?igshid=YWJhMjlhZTc%3D lley Verified • Liked by pradalover__ and others kirstiealley's profile picture kirstiealley Verified To all our friends, far and wide around the world… We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered. She was surrounded by her closest family and fought with great strength, leaving us with a certainty of her never-ending joy of living and whatever adventures lie ahead. As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother. We are grateful to the incredible team of doctors and nurses at the Moffitt Cancer Center for their care. Our mother’s zest and passion for life, her children, grandchildren and her many animals, not to mention her eternal joy of creating, were unparalleled and leave us inspired to live life to the fullest just as she did. We thank you for your love and prayers and ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time. With love always, True and Lillie Parker

 Remembering Kirstie Alley’s Life in Photos

Source: Kirstie Alley Dead: Star of Cheers Dies at 71 After Short Battle with Cancer

Former WYEP host, listeners call for station changes after show cancellation | Pittsburgh City Paper

It didn’t take Mike Canton long to find a new home in Pittsburgh. A month after local listener-supported radio station WYEP canceled his long-running weekly program The Soul Show in August, it was picked up by Pittsburgh jazz channel WZUM. But while Canton says he’s honored to stay on local airwaves, he’s joining others — including listeners, musicians, supporters, and a current on-air personality — in calling for changes at his old station over racial diversity and equity issues he claims go back years.

 

 

Source: Former WYEP host, listeners call for station changes after show cancellation | Pittsburgh City Paper

Putin, Biden and other leaders react to Mikhail Gorbachev death – The Washington Post

President Biden said the former Soviet leader had the “imagination to see that a different future was possible.”

World leaders reacted to the death of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, in Moscow at the age of 91 on Tuesday, with Western leaders hailing him for opening up the Soviet Union and creating the conditions for the end of the Cold War.

President Biden, in a statement, called Gorbachev “a man of remarkable vision.” He also said that the Soviet leader’s policies of “glasnost” and “perestroika,” or openness and restructuring, were the “acts of a rare leader — one with the imagination to see that a different future was possible and the courage to risk his entire career to achieve it.”

Source: Putin, Biden and other leaders react to Mikhail Gorbachev death – The Washington Post

Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who co-wrote “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Heat Wave,” dead at 81 – CBS Pittsburgh

Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.

Source: Lamont Dozier, Motown legend who co-wrote “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” and “Heat Wave,” dead at 81 – CBS Pittsburg

Olivia Newton-John, pop singer and ‘Grease’ star, dies at 73

The sugar-sweet performer with a string of No. 1 hits was also an advocate for cancer research.

(CNN)Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer whose breathy voice and wholesome beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the ’70s and charmed generations of viewers in the blockbuster movie “Grease,” died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73.

“Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends. We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time,” her husband, John Easterling, wrote in a statement on the singer’s verified Instagram account. “Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer.”
The singer revealed in September 2018 that she was treating cancer at the base of her spine. It was her third cancer diagnosis, following bouts with breast cancer in the early ’90s and in 2017.

Source: Olivia Newton-John, pop singer and ‘Grease’ star, dies at 73

Clu Gulager, Actor From Classic Westerns and Horror Pictures, Dies at 93 | Vanity Fair

The Oklahoma native appeared in television’s “Golden Age,” and last worked with Quentin Tarantino.

The Oklahoma-born actor got his start in television, starring as Billy the Kid on NBC’s The Tall Man in 1960 after appearances on Have Gun—Will TravelWagon Train, and other classics of the era. In the mid-1980s he appeared in The Return of the Living Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. His most recent acting role was in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. He was 93 years old.

Gulagar, whose 165 credits on the IMDb made him ubiquitous enough to warrant his own alert on Mystery Science Theater 3000, was an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and a cousin (once removed) of vaudevillian-humorist Will Rogers. Born William Martin Gulager, the nickname Clu, which he shared with an uncle, was in reference to the Cherokee word for the type of birds that nested near his home.

His early days in television included appearances on Playhouse 90The UntouchablesAlfred Hitchcock Presents, and a Gene Roddenberry-penned episode of Have Gun—Will Travel. This led to his first starring role, as Billy the Kid on NBC’s The Tall Man, for 75 episodes. He starred opposite Barry Sullivan, playing Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Source: Clu Gulager, Actor From Classic Westerns and Horror Pictures, Dies at 93 | Vanity Fair

Roger E. Mosley Dies: ‘Magnum P.I.’ Actor Was 83 – Deadline

Roger E. Mosley, best known as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the CBS television series Magnum P.I., died early Sunday morning. No cause of death was given.

Mosley was on the original Magnum P.I. for its eight-year run, appearing in 158 episodes, then came back to the rebooted CBS series for a cameo as a different character.

Born in Los Angeles, he lived in the Watts neighborhood and attended Jordan High School

In addition to Magnum P.I., he appeared on the television shows Love Boat, Night Gallery, Sanford and Son, Kung Fu, Kojak, McCloud, The Rockford Files, The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, Starsky and Hutch, You Take the Kids, Night Court, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Walker, Texas Ranger, Rude Awakening, Las Vegas, Fact Checkers Unit and many more.

Source: Roger E. Mosley Dies: ‘Magnum P.I.’ Actor Was 83 – Deadline

Pat Carroll, Emmy winner and voice of Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ dies at 95

Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and the voice of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” has died. She was 95.

Her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on Saturday. Her other daughter Tara Karsian wrote on Instagram that they want everyone to “honor her by having a raucous laugh at absolutely anything today (and everyday forward) because besides her brilliant talent and love, she leaves my sister Kerry and I with the greatest gift of all, imbuing us with humor and the ability to laugh…even in the saddest of times.”

Carroll was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1927. Her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was 5 years old. Her first film role came in 1948 in “Hometown Girl” but she found her stride in television. She won an Emmy for her work on the sketch comedy series “Caesar’s Hour” in 1956, was a regular on “Make Room for Daddy” with Danny Thomas, a guest star on “The DuPont Show with June Allyson” and a variety show regular stopping by “The Danny Kaye Show,” “The Red Skelton Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show.”

Source: Pat Carroll, Emmy winner and voice of Ursula in ‘The Little Mermaid,’ dies at 95

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89 | AP News

Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers for Black women in Hollywood when she played communications officer Lt. Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, has died at the age of 89.

Her son Kyle Johnson said Nichols died Saturday in Silver City, New Mexico.

“Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away. Her light however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration,” Johnson wrote on her official Facebook page Sunday. “Hers was a life well lived and as such a model for us all.”

Her role in the 1966-69 series as Lt. Uhura earned Nichols a lifelong position of honor with the series’ rabid fans, known as Trekkers and Trekkies. It also earned her accolades for breaking stereotypes that had limited Black women to acting roles as servants and included an interracial onscreen kiss with co-star William Shatner that was unheard of at the time.

“I shall have more to say about the trailblazing, incomparable Nichelle Nichols, who shared the bridge with us as Lt. Uhura of the USS Enterprise, and who passed today at age 89,” George Takei wrote on Twitter. “For today, my heart is heavy, my eyes shining like the stars you now rest among, my dearest friend.”

Takei played Sulu in the original “Star Trek” series alongside Nichols. But her impact was felt beyond her immediate co-stars, and many others in the “Star Trek” world also tweeted their condolences.

Source: Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89 | AP News

‘Leave It to Beaver’ actor Tony Dow still alive, in hospice care, despite statement announcing death

TMZ reported that Dow’s wife, Lauren, believed her husband was dead and told his manager, which led to the statement being posted to his official Facebook page. The post has since been deleted.

Dow, though, is under hospice care, and his son, Christopher, told Fox News that his father does not have much time left.

“This is a difficult time,” Christopher Dow said. “Yes he is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Source: ‘Leave It to Beaver’ actor Tony Dow still alive, in hospice care, despite statement announcing death

Santana’s Pittsburgh concert postponed after musician collapses onstage in Michigan | TribLIVE.com

Santana’s Wednesday show at the Pavilion at Star Lake has been postponed after the group’s leader Carlos Santana collapsed onstage Tuesday in Michigan. The 74-year-old musician was hospitalized with heat exhaustion and dehydration. A representative told USA Today that Santana is being held for observation and is doing well.

Santana’s manager Micheal Vrionis updated fans on the artist’s official Facebook page Tuesday, explaining Santana had been transported from the Pine Knob Music Theatre, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit, to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkson in Clarkston, Mich.

The show in Pittsburgh — co-billed with Earth, Wind & Fire as the Miraculous Supernatural Tour — will be rescheduled to a later date and more details will be available through Live Nation, Vrionis said.

It’s the second time the show has been postponed. The two acts were set to play Star Lake on Aug. 5, 2020, but that tour was canceled because of covid.

Source: Santana’s Pittsburgh concert postponed after musician collapses onstage in Michigan | TribLIVE.com

Eric Clapton will play Pittsburgh the same night as Elton John | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Guitar legend Eric Clapton will return to Pittsburgh for the first time in nine years to play PPG Paints Arena on Sept. 16.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.

Clapton, 77, made his name as a member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Cream before launching a solo career and also forming Derek and the Dominos in 1970.

Clapton arrives in Pittsburgh on the same night fellow British rock legend Elton John is playing PNC Park. It is John’s second trip here on the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which previously played PPG Paints Arena in November 2019.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers did a stadium tour together in 1992.

Source: Eric Clapton will play Pittsburgh the same night as Elton John | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Naomi Judd, whose family harmonies with daughter Wynonna turned them into the Grammy-winning country stars The Judds, has died. She was 76. Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley, announced her death on Saturday in a statement provided to The Associated Press.

Source: Naomi Judd, of Grammy-winning duo The Judds, dies at 76

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