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Actress Kaye Ballard dies at 93
Kaye Ballard has died at the age of 93, friends confirmed to News Channel 3.
She passed away at her Rancho Mirage home. Earlier this month, the legendary actress was honored at the 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival with a "Best of Fest Award" for her film which profiled her life, "Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On".
"This charming documentary showcases the career of musical-comedy sensation Kaye Ballard, whose ability to sing and tell jokes was ubiquitous in the late 20th century," read the film's description of the film festival's website. "Delightful moments are captured in rare archival footage and interviews with Ann-Margret, Michael Feinstein and Ballard herself."
Stan Lee, Marvel Comics Mastermind, Dies at 95
Stan Lee, the comic-book mastermind who helped create some of pop culture’s most enduring and popular characters—including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, and more—has died at the age of 95, TMZ reported Monday. The Marvel founder had suffered from ill health over the past year or so, including pneumonia; according to The Hollywood Reporter, he died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Friends Say Dylan Hafertepen Killed Jack Chapman and 2 Other Gay Men With His "Ball Inflation Fetish"
The death of Jack "Tank" Chapman has been surrounded by mystery but some internet slueths say his death was no accident, it was murder! In posts to Kiwi Farms, and Tumblr friends shed light on Dylan's private life as a "master" in the BSDM scene and how 3 of his former lovers all died under similar circumstances.
Gay man dies after injecting silicone into his genitals
Gay-for-pay adult film star Kyle Dean dead at 21
Gay-for-pay adult film performer Kyle Dean has died.
Dean, whose real name was Brandon Jason Chrisan, worked for several gay adult film studios, including GayHoopla and Corbin Fisher.
He passed away on September 28, though it is only now being reported on. The cause of death has not been released. He was 21 years old.
6 dead after shooting spree in Bakersfield, California
A shooting rampage Wednesday at several different locations in Bakersfield, California, has left six people dead, including the suspected gunman and his wife. Police are investigating a possible motive. NBC’s Steve Patterson reports with the details.
Oklahoma man convicted in hate-crime killing dies in prison
Federal judge overturns California’s 95-year-old ban on handgun advertising
Gay pop singer leaps to his death from cruise ship after posting cryptic message on Facebook
A beloved gay pop singer from Germany is believed to be dead after jumping off a cruise ship and into the raging waters below over the weekend.
Daniel Küblböck is a gay German pop singer and reality star. He rose to fame after coming in third Pop Idol, a spinoff of American Idol, and later competed on Big Brother and Let’s Dance.
33-year-old Küblböck was on an Aida cruise ship bound from Hamburg to New York when an eyewitness says he jumped from a fifth floor balcony while off the coast of Newfoundland on Sunday.
Milan Christopher says he’s doing much better after nearly suffering a “mental breakdown” last week
Olly Alexander poses with ripped rainbow flag to show scale of LGBTQ suicide risk
At LGBTQ Journalists Convention, Emcee Calls Attendees 'Things,' 'Its'
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Bill Daily, witty sidekick on 'I Dream of Jeannie,' dies at 91
Actor Bill Daily, best known for his role as Roger Healey in the popular 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie," has died at the age of 91, his son J. Patrick Daily said.
Bill Daily died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Tuesday, publicist Patterson Lundquist wrote on Facebook.
Patrick Daily said his father "was a very happy man. He was happy with everything he did."
His father loved New Mexico, Daily said.
"One of his favorite ethos in life was, 'Happiness is a decision that you make' and he made the decision to be a happy guy," Patrick says.
Daily also appeared on 140 episodes of "The Bob Newhart Show," according to the Internet Movie Database.
Burt Reynolds, Movie Star Who Played It for Grins, Dies at 82
Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82.
Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights (1997) and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager, Erik Kritzer, told The Hollywood Reporter.
The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest.
Elderly lesbian gains victory against retirement home for harassment
An elderly woman said she was harassed and discriminated against at her retirement home in Illinois for being a lesbian. On Monday (28 August), a US appeals court granted her a crucial victory.
Marsha Wetzel moved into Glen St. Andrew Living Community in Niles, right outside of Chicago, after her longtime partner passed away.
While residing there, she said she faced terrible homophobic abuse, including residents yelling slurs at her and spitting on her.
In another incident, Wetzel alleged one resident rammed into her scooter and toppled it over. She said she fell and bruised her arm.
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Baltimore Police supervisor cited for drunken altercation outside Block strip club
Baltimore Police supervisor who works in the unit that trains officers about the Constitution has been arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly at a strip club in downtown Baltimore, police confirmed.
Police said Sgt. Henrietta Middleton, a 12-year veteran assigned to the Inspector General’s Office, was charged on a criminal citation with being drunk and disorderly.
Police Dog Dies After Being Left in Hot Car for 6 Hours, Officer Who Left Dog Not Charged
Neil Simon At The Movies: Why This Comedic Genius Deserved More Respect From Hollywood – An Appreciation
It is ironic that Neil Simon, who died today at 91, got his inspiration to become a comedy writer from the movies into which he constantly escaped to forget the circumstances of his poor depression-era childhood. Even though he grew up in Washington Heights, much closer to Broadway than Hollywood, it was always the movies of the likes of Chaplin , Keaton and others that stuck with him and led to one of the most sterling careers ever for a writer. Yet by far his greatest success and appreciation came as one of the most successful playwrights of all time, a record of accomplishment that included a whopping 17 Tony nominations and three wins, a Pulitizer Prize for drama, and even as the rare playwright to have a theatre named after him. “I always feel more like a writer when I’m writing a play because of the tradition of the theater … there is no tradition of the screenwriter, unless he is also the director, which makes him an auteur. So I really feel that I’m writing for posterity with plays, which have been around since the Greek times,” he once said about his career trajectory.
This probably explains why In his prime his works were often staples in the Tony Best Play category, but in movies he never got nearly that kind of recognition despite over 25 screenplays , most based on his own plays, that brought the Neil Simon magic to the masses.
Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain
President Trump nixed issuing a statement that praised the heroism and life of Sen. John McCain, telling senior aides he preferred to issue a tweet before posting one Saturday night that did not include any kind words for the late Arizona Republican.
The Washington Post
Watch John McCain defend Barack Obama against a racist voter in 2008
Freaky Friday actress Barbara Harris dies aged 83
Actress Barbara Harris has died of lung cancer at the age of 83.
The star's film credits include the original Freaky Friday, released in 1976, and Family Plot - Alfred Hitchcock's final film.
Her career started on stage as part of the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, which led her to Broadway.
She won the best actress Tony award in 1967 for her performance in The Apple Tree, and was also nominated in 1965 for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
Harris's former Family Plot co-star Bruce Dern tweeted: "With the passing of Barbara Harris today, our generation lost its true female comic genius and a girl for the ages."
Deaths of 2 men found 'motionless' in Palm Springs pool under investigation
Two men found dead Monday in a Palm Springs pool are not believed to be victims of foul play, Palm Springs police said Tuesday in a news release.
Authorities were called to a residence in the 1000 block of Via Altamira at about 10 a.m. Monday after the two men were "found motionless in the swimming pool."
Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76
Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76.
Franklin sold more than 75 million records during her life, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She took soul to a new level and inspired generations of singers who came after her.