Michael Jackson: Rolling Stone Commemorative

Rolling Stone brings you the definitive tribute to the King of Pop, with a dazzling 96 page special issue ($9.99) chronicling the thrilling highs and chilling lows of Michael Jackson from Motown to Thriller to Neverland Ranch. The vast majority of the material here is new, thanks to essays from Will.i.am, Smokey Robinson, Quincy Jones,Continue reading “Michael Jackson: Rolling Stone Commemorative”

TV pitchman Billy Mays Dies

Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50. Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m. There were no signs of a break-in, andContinue reading “TV pitchman Billy Mays Dies”

Michael Jackson’s Death: The Talent and the Tragedy

The tragedy of Michael Jackson’s death at age 50, reportedly from cardiac arrest, pales in comparison to the tragedy of his life. To understand all that Jackson had and lost requires wiping away three decades of plastic surgeries that deformed him, erratic behavior that made his name synonymous with the warping powers of fame, andContinue reading “Michael Jackson’s Death: The Talent and the Tragedy”

David Carradine Dies

Kung Fu and Kill Bill star David Carradine has been found dead in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. He was 72. Carradine was in Thailand filming his latest film Stretch, according to his manager Chuck Binder, who said the news was “shocking. He was full of life, always wanting to work… a great person.” BinderContinue reading “David Carradine Dies”

Joe Ades, Sidewalk Potato Peeler Pitchman, RIP

His was a particular kind of street theater in a city that delights in in-your-face characters who are, and are not, what they seem. For he was the sidewalk pitchman with the Upper East Side apartment. The sidewalk pitchman who was a regular at expensive East Side restaurants, where no one believed his answer toContinue reading “Joe Ades, Sidewalk Potato Peeler Pitchman, RIP”

Forrest J Ackerman, Writer-Editor Who Coined ‘Sci-Fi,’ Dies At 92

Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world’s largest personal collection of science fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has died. He was 92. Ackerman, a writer, editor and literary agent who has been credited withContinue reading “Forrest J Ackerman, Writer-Editor Who Coined ‘Sci-Fi,’ Dies At 92”

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