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CNN Don Lemon Announces Death Of Sister Leisa

CNN anchor Don Lemon conducted a heart wrenching segment informing his viewers about the recent death of his sister and “partner in crime,” Leisa.

Lemon tearfully thanked those who stood by his side during his loss, including CNN honcho, Jeff Zucker, other co-workers, and a man, who he referred to as the “love of my life.”

Lemon also broke the sad news on Twitter:

“Thanks everyone for your words of sympathy. Please keep my family in your prayers. Leisa was my oldest sister & partner in crime growing up. Always had my back. #RIPbigSis” Continue reading

Long Time San Bernardino Deputy ‘Larry Falce’ Killed In “Violent Attack”

36-year-veteran of the San Bernardino County sheriff’s office, Deputy Lawrence “Larry” Falce, has died after being “violently attacked” following a traffic collision on New Year’s Eve, authorities said.

Falce, 70, succumbed to his injuries Tuesday night, according to a statement.

Falce was driving his vehicle when he was involved in a minor crash on Kendall Drive and University Parkway in San Bernardino about 10:50 a.m. Sunday, police said. After the crash, both drivers stopped and made contact. The other driver then hit the deputy, severely injuring him. Authorities later located the suspect and took him into custody, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release. Continue reading

Jazz Great Keely Smith Dead “That Old Black Magic” Singer Was 89

Keely Smith, the Grammy winning singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her partnership with her first husband, Louis Prima, died Dec. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 89 and had been suffering from heart failure, according to her publicist, Bob Merlis.

Her hits included “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” “That Old Black Magic,” which she reprised with Kid Rock at the 2008 Grammy awards, made a big impression on pop culture: Kermit the frog, wearing a wig, performed as Smith on the early Muppets show “Sam and Friends,” singing “That Old Black Magic.” Smith and Prima also performed the hit at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration.

Born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Va., she was of Cherokee and Irish parentage. She started out singing at a naval air station band and got her first paying job at age 15 with the Earl Bennett band. Continue reading

Ivana Esther Robert Smit’s Dad: “Daughter Pushed Off Balcony Had Bruises On Neck”

The parents of 19-year-old model, Ivana Esther Robert Smit, who was found dead at the balcony of a sixth floor condo at Jalan Dang Wangi, are speaking out about their daughter’s death.

It is believed the Dutch model “suddenly” fell from a balcony from the 20th floor of the upscale condominium in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on Thursday. She was reportedly visiting a man and his wife when the fatal fall occurred.

Smit’s death was ruled as “sudden,” by officials who say they think there was no criminal activity related to the case.

Smit’s father disagrees, saying to reporters he believed his daughter “was pushed” to her death. He also claimed there were bruises found on his daughter’s neck.

“Very strange that the American couple did nothing from 10am to 3pm. Ivana’s belongings were still in their apartment. The police tell me that the statements of the Americans are the same,” Marcel, the father, told the paper. Continue reading

Former Purdue University QB SHOT DEAD At VA KFC Taco Bell

Eric Hunter, the man found shot dead at a combo KFC, Taco Bell, in Hampton, VA., once led Hampton High School to a 1988 state football title.

Hunter, 46, was found shot multiple times Wednesday a few miles from the high school where he once played football. He graduated from Hampton High and played quarterback at Purdue University from 1989-1992.

Police were called to the a fast food restaurant on East Pembroke Avenue in Hampton to investigate gunfire around midnight on Wednesday, WTKR reported. There they found Hunter.

He had been shot multiple times.

Hampton Police continue the search for Hunter’s killer. Continue reading

Brad Pitt Investigated CHILD ABUSE

(Via TMZ) Brad Pitt is under investigation by the LAPD and L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, and that’s what triggered the divorce … TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Brad, Angelina and their kids were on a flight last Wednesday when he allegedly got wasted on the private jet. He allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids.

We’re told the plane landed at an airport around 8 PM, and witnesses say Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac, and even tried leaving in one of the fuel trucks.

Our sources say someone either on the plane or the tarmac anonymously reported the incident to the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services. We’re told Brad and Angelina have already been interviewed and DCFS plans to interview the kids as well. That investigation is ongoing.

We’re also told the LAPD has the case … which is routine when anyone reports child abuse. We do not know the specifics of the alleged abuse … just that it was supposedly both verbal and physical.

Our sources say this incident triggered Jolie to separate from Brad the next day and file for divorce just days later.

A source close to Brad tells TMZ, “He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” adding, “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

Danny Jack Deacon GUILTY Murdering Partner Carlie Sinclair

Danny Jack Deacon has been found guilty of murdering his partner Carlie Sinclair. The jury’s guilty verdict came after four days of deliberation.

The verdict comes on the heels of Justice Peter Barr‘s offer to the jury for the option of a majority, rather than a unanimous, decision.

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Prosecutor Paul Usher has given the court notice that prosecutors will be seeking a sentence above the mandatory 20-year minimum. Defence barrister Jon Tippett QC indicated outside court that his client would be appealing the court decision. Continue reading

Rosie O’Donnell Daughter Hospitalized Over DRUG OVERDOSE

Chelsea, the once estranged daughter of comedian and talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell, was hospitalized after a drug overdose, reports say.

Chelsea, 19, landed in a Long Island ER Monday night, sources close to the girl said.

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RadarOnline reports that Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter Chelsea was hospitalized Monday after a drug overdose. Chelsea went missing from Rosie’s home in Nyack, New York in August 2015. Continue reading

Original 3 Doors Down Guitarist Matt Roberts DEAD At 38

Matt Roberts, best known as a former guitarist for the band 3 Doors Down, is dead. He was 38.

According to his father, Darrell Roberts, he was traveling with his son to perform at charity event, “Rockin’ for Heroes” a benefit for veterans in West Bend, WI, when the tragedy occurred. Darrell said he often traveled with his son.

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“We go up to our room, we got adjoining rooms and — he was always looking after me as his dad — so my key didn’t work and he went and came back in just a few minutes and got me a new key. Continue reading

Son Of Late D.C. Mayor Marion Barry DEAD At 36

The son of the late D.C. mayor, Marion Barry, has died. He was 36.

Marion Christopher Barry passed away after an apparent drug overdose, according to his family. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead early Saturday morning.

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No official cause of death has been announced but family members told NBC News 4 he took a fatal overdose. Continue reading