Jun 25, 2009
In tragic news, it’s being reported that Michael Jackson has passed away at the young age of 50-years-old.
As previously reported, Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the day - with paramedics rushing the famed singer to the UCLA Medical Center.
According to TMZ, the paramedics were unable to revive the internationally adored music icon, as he was unable to regain his pulse.
The pop superstar’s family are said to be en route to the UCLA Medical Center, where Jackson was taken followed by ten members of his entourage.
The Charlie’s Angels star, Farrah Fawcett, known for her blonde hair and blinding smile, died Thursday after battling cancer for three years. Farrah died at the age of 62. Read more on Farrah’s death below.
Farrah Fawcett, 62, will always be remembered as the gorgeous blonde actress and pin-up of the 1970’s.
Farrah was in ICU Wednesday night with family gathered to say goodbye as Farrah was given her last rites. Farrah died Thursday shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Born in Texas, Fawcett, 62, was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006 and chronicled her valiant fight for survival in a two-hour documentary.
Just days before her death,her longtime love Ryan O’Neal said he hoped she would hang on long enough for them to wed.
“I’ve asked her to marry me, again, and she’s agreed,” O’Neal, 68, told Barbara Walters in a “20/20″ interview.
“As soon as she can say yes,” he said. “Maybe we can just nod her head.”
The former pinup traveled the world in search for a cure for her disease, allowing cameras to capture her treatment and inner thoughts.
“I know that everyone will die eventually, but I do not want to die of this disease. I want to stay alive,” she said.
“So I say to God, because it is, after all, in his hands: It is seriously time for a miracle.”
As he continues along with press obligations, a huge fan of Shia LaBeouf got the opportunity of a lifetime on the Today show.
Shia was at the studio speaking about his new “Transformers” movie, while an admirer named Samantha stood in the plaza while speaking to Matt Lauer about hoping to get a glimpse of the star.
Inside during the interview was Meredith Vieira, who told Labeouf about his fan, a young woman outside who “wants you to go out.”
The actor, who had seen what Samantha said about him, explained, “I like Samantha a lot. She seems like a real special person. I would love to meet her-is she here?”
The nervous and shaky fan walked out with coffee in her hand and greeted LaBeouf, who offered her a seat and called her a sweetheart.
The 23-year-old gentleman told her, “You look great,” and asked if she was wearing her “say nice things to Shia outfit.” The completely “shocked” Samantha admitted that she had been thinking about what to wear all week.
“I’ve been planning this all week,” Samantha says, “and I bought this [points to her floral skirt] ... I can’t believe this!”
When Vieira let her sit and told her she could ask him a question, Samantha nervously spoke, stuttering out, “I don’t know what to ask…I’m in shock…what kind of girl are you interested in-honestly. Just be honest.”
“All kinds,” Shia replied, adding that he does not have a girlfriend, saying, “What are you doing the rest of the day? My day is boring.”
Continuing their fun-filled stay in the City of Lights, the Black Eyed Peas were spotted out checking out the latest trends on Thursday (June 25).
With Fergie, Will.i.am, Taboo and Apl.de.Ap all along for the day’s outing, the group posed for pictures before heading in to see the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2010 show as part of Paris Menswear Fashion Week.
Meanwhile, Will.i.am has responded, once more, to allegations made about the assault of celebrity blogger Perez Hilton this past weekend in Toronto.
Will.i.am tells, “I will not continue to comment specifically on the event that happened in Toronto this past weekend, but I don’t want my silence to be misunderstood. I don’t condone violence or harassment of any kind. No one deserves physical abuse. And no one deserves verbal abuse. No one deserves any of that. Everyone needs to be respected.”
“As far as character allegations against myself, members of the Black Eyed Peas, and members of management I believe the truth will speak for itself once all the details of the event are fully presented,” Will.i.am continues. “Hateful slurs racial or gay should not be used as verbal weapons to provoke violence. Let us all learn from the events that happened in Toronto. This situation has already taken valuable time, energy, and attention away from more important and in some cases devastating issues happening in our world.”
LOS ANGELES – Perez Hilton struck back Wednesday with a civil lawsuit filed against the Black Eyed Peas manager accused of hitting him outside a Toronto nightclub.
The celebrity blogger, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, sued the Peas' road manager in Los Angeles for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He is seeking unspecified damages of more than $25,000.
The suit states Hilton is seeking to protect his rights to free speech and claims Polo Molina attacked him because he made critical comments about the Black Eyed Peas' new album. Molina was arrested in Toronto early Monday after he allegedly punched Hilton following a heated argument between the blogger and Black Eyed Peas leader will.i.am.
An e-mail sent to the group's publicist was not immediately returned Wednesday. Molina is due to appear in court Aug. 5.
"Perez Hilton was assaulted by the band's road manager because he would not agree to stop writing about the Black Eyed Peas on his Web site Perezhilton.com," Bryan Freedman, Hilton's lawyer, said in a statement. "Whether you love Perez or hate him, he is entitled to his freedom of speech without fear of physical violence. This lawsuit will make the statement that violence is never the answer."
The lawsuit details the events leading up to Molina's alleged attack on the blogger.
The complaint states Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie approached Hilton on Saturday and asked why he was writing "mean" things about her and the group. Hilton replied that he was "simply being honest and truthful about his opinions of them," according to the lawsuit.
On Sunday, Hilton claims he was pushed by an unidentified member of the Black Eyed Peas' entourage, who "slammed his shoulder into Hilton's shoulder and thereafter pushed him."
The lawsuit claims Fergie again approached him at an afterparty for the MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday night and that his argument with will.i.am happened at another party. The lawsuit claims the blogger was trying to leave that party when Molina punched him at least three times.
"Lavandeira sustained injury to his eye and was bleeding as a result of this violent and malicious attack," the lawsuit claims.
His damage claims include medical costs and damages due to "humiliation, mental anguish, and emotional and physical distress." The lawsuit also claims that Molina is on probation in California for a drunken driving conviction under his real name, Liborio Molina.
Hilton, who is openly gay, said Monday that he called will.i.am a "faggot," a gay slur, inside the club after the musician told the blogger not to write about his band on his Web site.
He posted about the attack on the popular microblogging site Twitter on Monday, and has since rejected a call by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to apologize for using the term.
The Black Eyed Peas' newest album, "The E.N.D," has proved popular, ranking No. 1 on last week's Billboard magazine's charts for R&B/Hip-Hop albums. Singles from the album have also proved popular in other ranks.