Kim McGuire, the actress who famously played Mona ‘Hatchet-Face’ Malnorowski alongside Johnny Depp in John Waters classic cult film Cry-Baby, died Wednesday. She was 60.
McGuire passed away in a Florida hospital after a battle with pneumonia.
Her husband, Gene Piotrowsky, told TMZ that an unwell Kim entered a medical facility Tuesday, where doctors discovered the pneumonia and transferred her to the ICU. Continue reading
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Comedy Central has pulled the plug on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. The habitually low-rated show had replaced Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report.
Comedy Central will air Wilmore‘s final show this Thursday.
“I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity,” Wilmore said in a statement. Continue reading
Criminal Minds lead actor, Thomas Gibson, has been fired after an on-set altercation with a producer.
Gibson, 54, has played the fan-favorite Aaron Hotchner since the show’s inception, but now is suddenly seeking other employment after reportedly kicking a writer..
“Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from Criminal Minds,” ABC Studios and CBS Studios said in a statement. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.” Continue reading
Alan Young, the actor who played on the classic TV series “Mister Ed,” about a talking horse, has died. He was 96.
Young died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif.
On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their
suburban stable. Continue reading
Tonight, the White House will host the Obama administration’s final Correspondents’ Dinner. Can we get a hallelujah!
Here’s how to watch it online, even if you don’t have cable.
The Correspondents Dinner begins at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. The big draw of these dinners is usually when a comedian gets to present a roast of the President’s administration. Continue reading
A construction worker is dead after falling from the Wilshire Grand Tower in downtown L.A. early Thursday afternoon. The man landed on a passing vehicle.
The accident occurred in the 600 block of Figueroa Street about 12:36 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department stated in an alert.
Based on aerial and ground video and photographs, the worker appeared to have fallen from the Wilshire Grand Tower, which is located not far from the fall site. The high-rise structure, when completed, will overtake the U.S. Bank Tower as the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. Continue reading
Five Amtrak train cars have derailed while traveling in Kansas, early Monday. As many as five cars could be seen on their side. The accident has resulted in multiple injuries, the state Highway Patrol says. The exact number of victims or their condition has not yet been determined.
In a statement, Amtrak said:
“Just after midnight CT, Amtrak Train 4, the Southwest Chief operating from Los Angeles to Chicago, derailed some cars approximately 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kan., on BNSF track Continue reading
If you live near the Seiling, Woodward and Alva areas in NW Oklahoma, you may have noticed KFOR’s over-the-air signal is dead.
The popular TV station reported that their translator in Seiling was destroyed in a fire. The translator beams the signal to their viewing audience.
KFOR engineers are diligently working to get this vital service restored as quickly as possible. Continue reading
George Kennedy, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “Cool Hand Luke,” died Sunday in Boise, Idaho. He was 91.
Kennedy’s vast film credits include “The Dirty Dozen,” the “Airport” movies, “The Naked Gun” and the disaster film “Earthquake,” among countless others.
Kennedy’s grandson Cory Schenkel said that Kennedy had been in failing health since the death of his wife Joan about a year ago, and had been in hospice care for a month. h/t thewrap
Our thoughts and prayers go you to Kennedy’s family and friends at this difficult time.