Like many Hollywood stars, Steve Martin took to social media this week to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who passed away Tuesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the age of 60. However, unlike his contemporaries, his tribute was not welcomed by fans.
The comedian receive backlash for writing in a now-deleted tweet, “When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well.”
Some Twitter users were quick to label … read more
2016 has been a year fraught with death, sadness, and insanity, even if we’re just talking about what we saw on TV. Through it all, the laughter has never died. As proof, here are a whole bunch of TV moments that made us laugh this year.
This is not a list of the funniest things that happened on TV in 2016, since that would be really difficult and polarizing to compile. This is just a list of things that made us laugh really hard in 2016, and hopefully it will bring you as much joy as it brings … read more
George Michael’s boyfriend is speaking out just days after the 53-year-old singer passed away.
Fadi Fawaz announced on Twitter Monday that he was the one who discovered the music icon’s body. According to him, Michael was found unresponsive in bed at his Oxfordshire home on Christmas morning.
“ITs a xmas i will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning..” Fawaz tweeted. “I will never stop missing you xx.” Fawaz added to U.K.’s The Daily … read more
During a year in which David Bowie, Prince and — just recently — Carrie Fisher was taken away from us, Britney Spears was the victim of a death hoax when someone hacked one of Sony Music’s social media accounts and announced that the singer had died.
Sony Music Global’s account sparked frenzy among fans this week when it wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “britney spears is dead by accident! we will tell you more soon. #RIPBritney.” A follow-up tweet shared on Monday (Dec. 26, 2016) read, … read more
Britney Spears is alive and well — despite an internet hoax wanting you to think otherwise!
On Monday, Sony Music Global’s Twitter account claimed the Toxic singer had died in an accident after the social media page was hacked. This news obviously had tongues waggin’ as it came shortly after George Michael’s death and Carrie Fisher’s scary heart attack! To make matters worse, Bob Dylan’s verified page also appeared to be hacked as a similar message about BritBrit’s passing went out from his account. … read more
â As the world continued to mourn the death of pop singer George Michael, Britney Spears’ fans also felt their hearts stop Monday morning due to a series of tweets sent out from Sony’s Music Global account. “RIP @britneyspears,” read the first tweet, per TMZ (which has screenshots of the now-deleted tweets), accompanied by a crying emoji, an #RIPBritney hashtag, and a “1981-2016” birth-to-death marker. A few minutes later, a more cryptic and confusing tweet was posted: “britney spears is dead … read more
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans posted a heartfelt tribute to her late 16 and Pregnant co-star Valerie Fairman, who died on Wednesday (Dec. 19, 2016) from an apparent overdose. Fairman was only 23.
Evans, who both appeared on Season 2 of the hit MTV docuseries in 2010, posted a pic on Instagram, sending prayers to Fairman’s family, especially her 7-year-old daughter, Nevaeh. “#RIPValerie my heart is heavy and my prayers go out to your family and Nevaeh.” Farrah Abraham, who appeared on Season … read more
Paula Patton shared a heartfelt tribute to her former father-in-law Alan Thicke on Tuesday, Dec. 20 after he was laid to rest by his family and friends.
Patton, who separated from Alan’s son Robin Thicke in 2014, remembered the late Growing Pains actor in a post on Instagram. “I knew Alan since I was 15 years old and he had a tremendous effect on my life,” Patton wrote in the caption of the photo below. “I loved and respected him so much! So many great memories and laughs together. We … read more
Rock on! Journey, Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Electric Light Orchestra, Joan Baez and Yes are the acts who will be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. Yes’ induction comes after three nominations. Alan White, the drummer for the British band (famous for songs such as 1971’s “Roundabout” and 1983’s “Owner of a Lonely Heart”), opened up to Billboard about the thrilling news. “It’s totally exciting,” he told the outlet on Tuesday, December 20. “It’s a great pleasure … read more
Earlier this month, Patti Smith performed at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden to honor Bob Dylan, but during the second verse she seemed to have lost her way and asked to start the song over again. Now, in a new essay for The New Yorker, the music icon explains what exactly happened.
“The first verse was passable, a bit shaky, but I was certain I would settle. But instead I was struck with a plethora of emotions, avalanching with such intensity that I was unable to negotiate … read more
Alan Thicke passed away suddenly at the age of 69 on Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016). The actors who played his children on the hit sitcom Growing Pains took the time to share their memories.
In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Tracey Gold said she was honored to play his daughter for seven years.
“I am in absolute shock and so unbelievably sad,” Gold said. “In 1985, the Seavers became a family and Alan was our patriarch. I looked up to Alan and admired him greatly. I always listened to his … read more
Robin and Carter Thicke remembered their late father, Alan Thicke, on social media after his sudden death.
The TV icon died after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his son in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016). He was 69. As celebrity tributes poured in, Alan’s family also reacted to his passing with heartfelt social media posts.
“My Father passed away today,” Robin wrote. “He was the best man I ever knew. The best friend I ever had. Let’s all rejoice and celebrate … read more
Bob Dylan penned an acceptance speech for his Nobel Peace Prize for Literature to be read in his absence at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday (Dec. 10, 2016).
Prior to the delivery of Dylan’s speech, Patti Smith performed his song, “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” inside the Stockholm Concert Hall in his honor. Smith, a friend of Dylan’s, stopped midway through the song when she was overcome with nerves and forgot the lyrics. “Sorry, can we stop that section,” said Smith. … read more
In her oft-memed “2016 Resolutions” video, Kylie Jenner, while lolling about in sepia separates on a leather chaise alarmingly close to her fireplace, muses that “every year has a new energy.” “I feel like this year is really about, like, the year of just realizing stuff,” she says, pulling on her manicured fingers. “Everyone around me, we’re just realizing things.” As we approach the end of this vengeful epoch, I ask you: Hath truer words e’er been spoken? What has 2016 been, if not a year of realizing … read more
On Tuesday, Dec. 6. 2016, Meghan Trainor announced the nominees for the top four categories of the 59th annual Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year.
Beyoncé and Adele are both nominated in three of the top four categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The Lemonade artist earned the most nominations this year with nine nods, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West, who received eight nominations … read more