By brendon November 07, 2011 @ 2:24 PM
In case you didn’t hear, Andy Rooney died Friday night in a hospital in New York City after complications following minor surgery. He was 92, and as CBS notes in the very first paragraph in their obituary for him, he “had homes in New York City, Rensselaerville, N.Y. and Rowayton, Conn.” Well la-di-da your majesty. And that headline picture comes up when you run a GIS on large Andy Rooney pictures, so I assume that’s him. I would totally fuck Andy Rooney as it turns out.
(source = CBS)
By brendon August 16, 2011 @ 12:27 PM
One of the main story lines last year on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ was about the troubled marriage between Taylor Armstrong and her husband Russell. His portrayal on the show wasn’t particularity flattering, and though they were still together at the seasons end, in July Taylor filed for divorce and told People she was verbally and physically abused during their 6 year marriage.
Russell denied that he ever hit Taylor, but did say…
“Did I push her? Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit.”
And now a rope has been pushed to its limit too.
The LAPD confirmed to E! News that Russell was found dead from an apparent hanging in his residence on Mulholland Drive. No further details were released.
Who knows if the stress of being with this woman and living his life on TV drove him to suicide, but I’d really love it if she started dating Sean Penn now just in case.
By brendon July 29, 2011 @ 12:36 PM
Mitch Winehouse has been having the time of his life ever since that spotlight-stealing daughter of his finally died. He’s been going on TV, and doing interviews, and last night he held a party at Amy’s favorite bar (the Jazz After Dark in London). Because that’s a completely appropriate way to mourn someone who drank themselves to death 5 days ago. “God I wish she had died when she still had all her money,” he probably thought to himself. “But nooo, Little Mary Live-A-Lot had to drag that shit out for 5 years, like some kind of white-trash Rasputin.”
(image source = pacific coast and fame)
All of these things happened in the past month:
1. One day before Amy Winehouse died, her mom visited her and would later say Amy was so “out of it” that her death “was only a matter of time.” (us)
2. “She has spent the last seven days on a massive bender and people were saying she’s going to drink herself to death.” Sources claim she died from a ‘bad’ ecstasy pill combined with huge amounts of alcohol.” (the mirror)
3. “The sordid details of Amy Winehouse’s final hours emerged today, with claims that she bought a cocktail of narcotics including cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine.” (daily mail)
4. “Winehouse slurred through her set to the echoes of boos from the 20,000-strong crowd. ‘Amy was just standing there, swaying back and forth and mumbling occasionally.’ ” (THR)
Okay, so with all that in mind, here’s what her dad Mitch talked about at her funeral…
Mitch Winehouse yesterday claimed his tragic daughter had beaten her drug addiction – and had, in fact, conquered her dependency three years ago.
“Three years ago, Amy conquered her drug dependency, the doctors said it was impossible but she really did it. She was trying hard to deal with her drinking and had just completed three weeks of abstinence.”
Oh fuck you, Mitch. I hate this dick. He could have helped save his daughters life and he didn’t. Instead he covered for her and told her she didn’t need rehab. I get that he’s grieving but there’s so much revisionist history in that story I’m willing to bet he’s counting the time she’s been dead as another week of abstinence.
AMY WINEHOUSE – will be buried tomorrow in a private funeral service in London. So for her sake I hope she’s actually dead. (abc news)
CAPTAIN AMERICA – won the weekend box office with $65.1 million, Harry Potter was second with $47.4M, and ‘Friends With No Strings’ was third with $18.6M. It would have made more but it turns out that Justin Timberlake is a jackass and nobody likes him. (box office mojo)
JENNIFER LOPEZ – has essentially agreed to a new contract to return to ‘American Idol’ for another season. “How could we not after the great way she helped pick an instantly irrelevant winner,” Fox probably said. (e!)
ADRIANNA LIMA – spent yesterday at the beach in Miami with her bikini-picture-ruining little girl. I’ll get you for this you little bitch! (flynet)
These pictures of Amy Winehouse walking around London on July 12th are reportedly the last pictures ever taken of her before her death on Saturday. And to be perfectly honest she looks better than I thought she would. She looks much healthier than she did at times over the years, like here or here or here, or topless at the beach here and here, or so high she had to wear a diaper here.
Not that this means she was clean of course. It’s still a million miles from how she looked before the drugs, and today Moby talked to the Hollywood Reporter about watching her at the Tubrog Festival on June 18th, which would end up being her final performance.
Making his way to the side of the stage while Winehouse was already on, Moby took in the troubling sight. “Amy was just standing there, swaying back and forth and mumbling occasionally,” he recalls. “The band were playing quietly and looking uncomfortable and the audience was looking on in disbelief.” He, too, could not believe his eyes.
“She was on stage for about 30 minutes, then she left and was lying down on a flight case backstage surrounded by some people,” Moby continues. “I was horrified.”
But don’t you dare jump to conclusions and assume she died because of drugs. She was a magical fairy spreading smiles and happiness wherever she went, and to sully her legacy of sunbeams with some crazy “drug” talk is really mean and completely baseless.
(image source = pacific coast)