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Celebrity Deaths in 2017: Stars, Legends and Icons We Lost

If 2016 felt like a celebrity death epidemic—including the unexpected deaths of the relatively young Prince, David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Carrie Fisher—2017 was filled with less surprising, if still bittersweet, farewells. In comedy, three foundational legends passed away: Mary Tyler Moore, Don Rickles and Jerry Lewis; in music, we lost rock and roll legends Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Not that there weren’t terrible shocks as well—from Tom Petty, dead at 66, to Lil Peep, gone at just 21. Here are a few of the great talents we lost in 2017: Mary Tyler Moore, January 25The beloved actress, best known for the indelible characters she created for the sitcoms The Dick Van Dyke Show and the groundbreaking Mary Tyler Moore Show, went on to do powerful dramatic work in the film Ordinary People, for which she received an Oscar nomination. She died in Greenwich, Connecticut, at age 80. She had struggled with diabetes for much of her life and underwent brain surgery in 2011. Keep up with this ..

Jon Paul Steuer dead at 33: Star Trek star and child actor famous for...

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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Can't Help But Gush Over Each Other's Acting Skills

Emily Blunt in Vanity Fair.Photographed exclusively for Vanity Fair by Craig McDean Emily Blunt and John Krasinski’s Road to Romance Pure admiration. Emily Bluntand John Krasinski have been married for seven years now, and they still can’t stop gushing over each other. In her February cover story for Vanity Fair published on Tuesday, January 2, The Girl on the Train star opened up about her admiration for her husband’s work as an actor. And he returned the favor. Hollywood’s Hottest Married Couples “John is, like, six feet three, and was playing the most approachable man in the world,” she said about Krasinski’s role as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. “So people will be, like, ‘Jim!’ Guys want to high-five him.” John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on ‘The Office.’Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesBlunt, 34, has been acting for nearly two decades but said her husband helped her realize the impact actors can have in fans’ lives. “I am always under the impres..

James Franco: Five women accuse actor of inappropriate behaviour

James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour by five women, including students from his acting school, US media report. Four of the actor-director's former students and an actress who said Franco was her mentor told the LA Times they were victims of "an abuse of power". It comes after claims against Franco on social media following his best actor win at Sunday's Golden Globe awards. The star said the earlier allegations made on Twitter were "not accurate". On Sunday, Franco attended the Globes ceremony wearing a Time's Up pin on his lapel, signalling his support for an initiative aimed at combating sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces. That prompted accusations of sexual misconduct against the 39-year-old on Twitter from actresses Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley. On Thursday, Tither-Kaplan told the LA Times that Franco participated in an "abuse of power" on film sets designed to create a "culture of exploiting ..

Oprah, Rob Lowe and Katy Perry's family are among thousands evacuated as fire bigger...

Massive Thomas Fire is the third largest in California history reaching 267,500 acres and 40% containedNew evacuation ordered for Oprah Winfrey's celebrity enclave of Montecito in Santa Barbara CountyActor Rob Lowe, Ellen DeGeneres and Katy Perry's family were also forced to evacuate as flames bear down on wealthy community Thousands more flee as voluntary evacuation zones are extended into downtown Santa Barbara and animals at the zoo there were being prepared put in crates by staff to fleeThe fire was so strong Saturday that firefighters had to stand down from the front linesOne of the thousands of firefighters was killed Thursday - the second fatality in the Thomas blazeBy Keith Griffith For and Associated Press Published: 17:34 EST, 16 December 2017 | Updated: 01:19 EST, 17 December 2017 Celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe expressed fears for their homes as the Thomas Fire continued to rage on Saturday becoming the third largest blaze Californi..

Who is Amanda Barrie? The former Coronation Street actress in Celebrity Big Brother 2018

The TV veteran entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on Tuesday as part of an all-female line-up, but what do we know about the new housemate? Who is Amanda Barrie? Amanda is best known for starring in Coronation Street as Alma Sedgewick for 20 years. She joined the soap in the mid-1980s before being offered a contract in 1988 and going on to become one of the soap's best-loved characters. She was written off the soap in a cervical cancer death storyline after retiring in 200 Who has Amanda Barrie been married to? Amanda has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Robin Hunter in 1967 until he passed away in 2004. Amanda famously came out as bisexual at the age of 67 after “keeping it a secret” during her younger years in TV. She tied the knot again with long-term partner Hilary Bonner in September 2014 aged 79. Amanda shed light on her sexuality in autobiography It's Not A Rehearsal, saying: “I was being hounded by people asking about my sexuality, which had al..

Celebrity deaths 2018 – all the stars who have died this year, from 'Fast'...

2018 has seen the world bid a sad farewell to some of its most famous stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television. Here we take an opportunity to honour some of the iconic figures who are no longer with us... Instagram Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton 'died unexpectedly' aged 32Rebekah Shelton, 32In the early hours of January 12, 2018 it was revealed that Big Brother’s transgender star Rebekah Shelton died aged 32. She shot to fame as Rodrigo Lopes and finished fifth on the show’s tenth series while it was still on Channel 4. YouTube / Andre Muller Jessica Falkholt had her life support turned off after she was in a car crashJessica Falkholt, 28Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt had her life support switched off on January 11 2018. Jessica was left fighting for her life in critical condition after the horror smash that claimed the lives of her parents and little sister Annabelle, 21, on Boxing Day. Copyright (c) 2017 Rex Features. 'Fast' Eddie..

Actor Danny Masterson has been accused by an ex-girlfriend of 'raping her repeatedly'

ACTOR Danny Masterson’s ex-girlfriend has accused the actor of raping her “repeatedly.” She is the fifth woman to accuse the star of sexual assault. Actress Bobette Riales tweeted overnight that Masterson raped her multiple times and she wants “justice”, reports Fox News. “I stayed quiet long enough,” Riales tweeted. “Danny Masterson repeatedly raped me. All I seek is justice and to prevent this from ever happening to anyone else as it has for some time. My truth will be heard.” Riales also tagged Chrissie Carnell Bixler, one of the first women to come forward with rape allegations against Masterson. The actress wrote that she “applauded” Bixler’s strength. In response, Bixler praised Riales strength and introduced her to her Twitter followers. “Hey, my Twitter buddies, I just wanted to introduce and ask you to follow and show support to this incredibly brave and strong woman who I’ve recently come to know and is now forevermore my sister for life. Bobette Riales I’m in awe of you and ..

Salman Khan does it again, retains top rank in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list;...

There's some good news for Salman Khan and it is not about his latest offering Tiger Zinda Hai that is hitting the theatres on Friday. This one is about the Forbes India list, ranking celebrities on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The actor has topped the 2017 chart with Rs 232.83 crore revenue earnings. This is the second time Salman has outdid other celebrities. In 2016, Khan had minted Rs 270.33 crore after his film Sultan saw a successful run at the box office. Another film that contributed to his last year’s earnings was the Sooraj Barjatya-directed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in late 2015. Forbes India Celebrity 100 List - Check Out The Detailed List Here Coming in a distant second is Shah Rukh Khan with income of Rs 170.5 crore and SRK too has retained his spot at rank 2. The actor had two offerings this year—Raaes and Jab Harry Met Sejal. Both the films couldn’t stand up to the success of his previous films like Happy New Year and Chennai Express. Whil..

Hagerstown actor to play 'Value Colonel' in KFC ads

While it is considered a demotion in military ranks, actor Christopher Boyer doesn't mind his transition from a general to a colonel. Boyer, a Hagerstown native who played Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the movie "Lincoln," has been selected as the next Colonel Harland Sanders to appear in KFC's TV advertising later this month, the popular chicken chain announced Wednesday. After months of rotating celebrities appearing in its commercials, KFC is turning to the lesser-known Boyer to serve as its "Value Colonel," a money-saving move that will allow the brand's restaurants to continue offering meals that "won't break the bank," according to a KFC news release. "I can't wait to see them," said Boyer, 57, who now lives in Los Angeles. "I've been following the campaign since they brought the Colonel back about two years ago. It's always been fun to try to figure out who's behind the mask." Boyer's acting credits include supporting roles in var..

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