Funny lady Joan Rivers has passed away at the age of 81. The say it like you mean it comic created amazing comedic experience for anyone who came in contact with her. In addition to her outstanding and longstanding comedic career, Joan had the need to give back.
Here are few charities Joan gave her time and money to……
Funny man Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Marin County, California. He was 63 years-old. The Oscar award winners death is suspected to be suicide due to asphyxia, but that has not been officially confirmed. A 9-1-1 call placed at 11:55 a.m. stating that a man was laying unconscious and not breathing inside his residence. Paramedics confirmed that the individual was indeed Robin Williams.
William’s publicist released a statement “Mr. Williams has been battling severe depression.”
Robin Williams attended the Juillard School in NYC. His role as an alien named Mork on the hit TV show Mork and Mindy brought Robin’s career front and center.
Robin Williams and Pam Dawber as Mork and Mindy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
He then went on to work on tons of movies and earn an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting as a therapist.
President Obama released a statement…..”Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangarang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien – but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets.”
Well if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Words sung by the one in a million R&B Princess Aaliyah. These are truly word to live by.
Aaliyah’s family have now decided to participate in a biopic for t heir beloved Aaliyah. This biopic will not be with the Lifetime Network. Aaliyah manger and Uncle Barry Hankerson, is the one orchestrating the biopics production. The movie will include Aaliyah’s full story andthe singers music. The music will not be featured in the Lifetime Movie. Aaliyah’s family has already chosen who will play Aaliyah. Singer B.Simone will play Aaliyah.
I think she looks like Aaliyah, but can she act? I won’t judge. I am just so happy the family is doing their own movie. Take that Lifetime and Wendy Williams.
The Aaliyah movie will be ready to be released in theaters in 2015
Phylicia Rashad turned 66 years young on June 19. Mrs. Claire Huxtable was her role on the Cobsy Show, she was a mom to us all.
Winner of the MTV’s Wanna Be VJ competition back in 1999 , Jesse Camp has resurfaced. The MTV VJ had a short career on MTV, then he disappeared. The last time he was seen publicly was when he invaded the TRL finale in 2008. Abracadabra he has appeared.
Now 34 years old Jesse stopped by the Free the Nipple event, which was hosted by Russell Simmons. I hope this means he is making a return to hosting. There aren’t any shows to host MTV anymore, but I think he would be a great fit for Fuse TV or even Revolt. Bring Jesse Back!
Hey ice cream lover’s Ben and Jerry has a treat for you. They have created new batches of Saturday Night Live themed ice cream.
The first batch will be called Lazy Sunday, based on the Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg skit. It’s made of vanilla cake batter ice cream, with pieces of yellow and chocolate cupcake and chocolate frosting swirls.
The second batch is Gilly’s Catastrophic Crunch, inspired by Kristin Wiig’s character Gilly. It’s made with chocolate ice cream with almonds covered in fudge, caramel clusters and marshmallow swirls.
Why is Ben and Jerry doing this? Well folks these new ice cream batches were created in honor of SNL celebrating their 40th anniversary. Get it while supplies last.
UPDATE: THE AALIYAH MOVIE WILL BE PRODUCED BY AALIYAH PRODUCTIONS AND AIRED ON THE LIFETIME NETWORK. NO WORD ON WHY VH1 WILL NO LONGER BE APART OF THIS PROJECT.
Rumor has it that the Disney actress Zendaya will be our Aaliyah in the VH1 Biopic One in a Million. Can she play Aaliyah? I say no. Only because she is 17 years old. A role like this can make or break you. Zendaya is doing so well right now. If she portrays an artist that is still loved by many and she knows little about, and then if she croaks, Zendaya will never live this down. You know VH1 is going to repeat the hell out of this movie. Don’t do it Zendaya.
OK I get she is young, beautiful and she sings and dances, but a lot of people fit those characteristics.
If I had to pick someone to play Aaliyah I would pick Keisha Chante. She is a co-host on 106 & Park.
She has all of the traits needed to play Aaliyah , this would be a major career break for her and if she does not do well, she can go back to 106 & Park with no worries. That show moves fast and people forget quickly. Remember when Keisha was cursed at by August Alsina? Me neither. See things happen and life goes on, especially on a daily music video countdown show like 106&Park. Back to playing Aaliyah, Keisha even looks similar to our beloved Aaliyah. Ok she may not be an actress, that’s fine she can be trained.
Zendaya is not our Aaliyah, Keisha is. Now who’s with me?