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Oscars "In Memoriam" Redux

After trolling the Internet reading all things "Oscar" today, there was a lot of disappointment in the omission of some actors from the "In Memoriam" tribute. Two that come to mind include '80s teen star turned bad boy Corey Haim (I mean, how could they forget "Lucas?"), and drama laden...

By Lauren Wiseman  | February 28, 2011; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Actors, actresses, Lauren Wiseman  
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Dwayne McDuffie, comic book creator, dies at 49

Dwayne McDuffie, 49, a comic book and television show writer, story editor, and producer, died Feb. 21 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from emergency heart surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times. Mr. McDuffie, who co-founded Milestone Media, created black superheroes for the comic book...

By Lauren Wiseman  | February 24, 2011; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Spotlight: Penny Marshall

Actress and director Penny Marshall, best known for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the 1970's hit TV show, "Laverne & Shirley," has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, according to the National Enquirer. Ms. Marshall, 66, underwent brain surgery at a New York Hospital on Oct. 30, after falling...

By Lauren Wiseman  | November 5, 2009; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Wal-Mart Sells Caskets Online

Uber-cost-saving retailer Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its website. Yes, you read correctly. Caskets and urns to be exact. It's actually not unheard of to sell caskets online. Wholesale retailer Costco also provides a similar service. But is it a little eerie that while shopping for, let's say, diapers,...

By Lauren Wiseman  | November 2, 2009; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning and happy Monday. With all the talk of swine flu and vaccines, I found the obituary on Ruth L. Kirschstein, 83, a pathologist who helped increase the safety of the polio and measles vaccines, timely and interesting. In addition to this work, Dr. Kirschstein was the first woman...

By Lauren Wiseman  | October 19, 2009; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Happy Monday. Grammy-winning singer Mercedes Sosa, an Argentine singer who often sang of the political struggles and turmoil of the Argentine people, died. Her politically infused songs earned her the nickname, the "voice of the voiceless." She released 70 albums over a career that spanned six decades and sang with...

By Lauren Wiseman  | October 5, 2009; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Who Will the Emmys Remember?, Lauren Wiseman , September 18, 2009
Spotlight: Patrick Swayze, Lauren Wiseman , September 14, 2009
The Sweet Sound of Gospel, Lauren Wiseman , September 2, 2009
The Daily Goodbye, Lauren Wiseman , September 1, 2009
Spotlight: DJ AM, Lauren Wiseman , August 28, 2009
"Helter Skelter", Lauren Wiseman , August 9, 2009
Spotlight: Tierney and Dole, Lauren Wiseman , July 13, 2009
Spotlight: Allen Klein, Lauren Wiseman , July 6, 2009
Steve McNair Found Dead, Lauren Wiseman , July 4, 2009
Six Feet Under?, Lauren Wiseman , July 2, 2009
Spotlight: Corazon Aquino , Lauren Wiseman , July 1, 2009
Poor Farrah, Lauren Wiseman , July 1, 2009
Remembering Michael Jackson, Lauren Wiseman , June 29, 2009
Michael Jackson Update, Lauren Wiseman , June 25, 2009
Gooooodbye Ed McMahon!, Lauren Wiseman , June 23, 2009
Spotlight: Larry Flynt and More, Lauren Wiseman , June 22, 2009
Spotlight: Ethan Zohn, Lauren Wiseman , June 18, 2009
Acclaimed Filmaker Jack Cardiff Dies , Patricia Sullivan , April 22, 2009
 
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