Wednesday December 19, 2018

Archive for the ‘Sad’ Category

Penny Marshall, star of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 75

Penny Marshall, best known as TV’s "Laverne & Shirley" has died. She was 75. A publicist for Marshall told the New York Daily News the actress died "peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home" from complications due to diabetes on Monday.  More…

Eric Clapton was determined to stay sober after his son’s tragic death, book claims

An unspeakable tragedy tore Eric Clapton’s life to pieces when his 4-year-old son Conor fell from the window of a 53rd-floor apartment in New York City in March 1991. The boy, who was dressed in his red pajamas and slippers, landed on the roof of a four-story neighboring building.  More…

James Bond set for a makeover as author turns him into a politically correct buffoon

The image of a smooth-talking, chain-smoking and sexist James Bond may be a thing of the past as the latest 007 novel gives him a politically-correct makeover. Author Anthony Horowitz has revealed the new book Trigger Mortis has been amended for “modern readers” and contains for the first time an ‘outspoken’ gay friend.  More…

Skydiving coach loosened harness to commit suicide during tandem jump: cops

An experienced skydiver who fell to his death during a tandem jump in Maine intentionally loosened his harness in midair to commit suicide, state police said. Brett Bickford, 41, of Rochester, New Hampshire, died on Sept. 27 after detaching himself about a mile above the ground during a two-man jump at Skydive New England in Lebanon.  More…

Video shows final moments of newlyweds before fatal helicopter crash

Heartbreaking video captured the final moments of a young Texas couple as they walked toward a helicopter that crashed moments later en route to their honeymoon, according to a report. The tragic newlyweds are seen making their way toward the doomed chopper, passing a display of sparklers marking their path.  More…

Homeless man, couple at center of GoFundMe controversy allegedly made up story

The New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a viral charity campaign for a homeless man were allegedly working with the vagrant as part of an elaborate ruse. The charity campaign exploded, raising tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting donors in a matter of days — and ultimately shooting up to more than $400,000.  More…

Couple died in Yosemite fall while taking selfie

An Indian husband and wife who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.  More…

Kindergartner parties alone after no one shows up to birthday bash

Even free pizza couldn’t attract any pint-size partygoers for a 6-year-old’s birthday. An Arizona mom says none of her son’s kindergarten friends showed up to his birthday party — after she sent 32 invitations to his classmates.  More…

Photos show happy newlyweds Amy and Axel Steenberg weeks before deadly limo crash

Joyful photos show tragic newlyweds Amy and Axel Steenberg celebrating their marriage with members of the wedding party — five of whom died with them just weeks later in Saturday’s limo crash upstate.  More…

Stephen Colbert ‘Late Show’ writer: ‘I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life’

In a social media post on Saturday, a writer for CBS’s "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s reputation during his bruising and bitterly partisan confirmation battle. "Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life," the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter.  More…

Dairy-allergic teen died after classmate stuffed cheese down his shirt

A UK teen with a severe dairy allergy died after he was apparently “chased” with cheese by a classmate — who then hurled it down his shirt, a London coroner’s court heard this week.  More…

Man wanted for urinating on flags at veterans cemetery

Massachusetts cops are hunting for a man they say urinated on several American flags at a veterans cemetery — after an “outraged” witness posted pictures of the vile act. George Gatteny, of Somerville, said he spotted the suspect among a group of people Sunday at a World War II memorial in the Somerville Veterans Cemetery.  More…

Roseanne: My character killed off ‘The Conners’ by opioid overdose

Roseanne Barr has revealed how the “Roseanne” spinoff show, “The Conners,” will kill off her namesake character. “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said, adding, “They have her die of an opioid overdose.”  More…

Couple spent money on trips while homeless vet lived in trailer

The New Jersey couple whose GoFundMe campaign for a hero hobo raised $400,000 kept him living like a hungry pauper on a trailer in their driveway while they splurged on vacations and a shoe collection to rival Imelda Marcos, his lawyer said.  More…

Woman mauled to death by pit bull she just adopted

A Maryland woman was mauled to death by a pit bull she’d adopted only two weeks before. Robin Conway, 64, gave the pup a home and “was in love with dog,” her sister, Susan LeClair, told WMAR-TV. “She is in love with animals,” LeClair said. “The dog, apparently, went after her.”  More…