Whitney Houston, Superstar of Records, Films, Dies

[We have lost a legend, prayers go out to her familyflagranny2]

Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.

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BREAKING NEWES: Elizabeth Taylor dead at 79


March 23, 2011

From National Velvet to Cleopatra and Giant her career extended 7 centuries she is a true legend. She will remembered not only in the film industry but for her continued interest and time vested in many charities especially with her foundation for “AIDS”. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family as they face this difficult time….flagranny2


Elizabeth Taylor, the legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told CNN Wednesday. She was 79.

Taylor died “peacefully today in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles,” said a statement from her publicist. She was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, “a condition with which she had struggled for many years. Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home. Sadly, this was not to be.”

Her story continued

Don’t miss a special edition of”Piers Morgan Tonight” at 9 ET on CNN for a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor followed by a full hour on HLN of “The Joy Behar Show” at 10 ET, remembering a legend.

The Many Faces of Taylor

UPDATE:MJ’s Death Ruled a Homicide/Manslaughter ??

Monday, August 24, 2009


27_63_a320Michael Jackson’s cardiologist, Dr. Conrad Murray, is suspect of homicide or possible manslaughter in Jackson’s death and could face criminal charges.Doctor Murray told investigators that he had given Jackson two  sedatives (didn’t say which kind) through the night  in an unsuccessful attempt to help (unsuccessfully) Jackson to get some sleep.  

The morning of his death Dr. Murray said he had given Jackson a 25mg dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol.  The toxicology report found other substances in Jackson’s system but were not believed to have been a contributing factor in Jackson’s death.


Along with Dr. Murray, cardiologist, sources say that dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein will be charged with medical malpractice.  Click here for full article


Dr. Conrad Murray

Dr. Conrad Murray


                                            Dr. Arnold Klein 



CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Remembered at New York City Funeral

Thursday, July 23, 2009
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 As I watched the news I realized how fortunate I was to have lived during Cronkite’s life as a journalist in every facet. 

Mourners gathered Thursday to bid farewell to legendary “Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite at his star-studded New York City funeral.

Cronkite’s casket was carried in to the private ceremony about 1:30 P.M. Thursday at St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown Manhattan.

The service drew scores of Hollywood’s glitterati, as well as his loved ones, friends and colleagues. Cronkite died Friday at his Manhattan home at age 92.

I’m sure that by now everyone knows about his career and accomplishments but I wanted to express my own feelings as well.

As I watched the news I realized how fortunate I was to have lived during Cronkite’s life as a journalist in every facet. 

To me, he was a reporter who spoke his mind without fear of loosing his job due to any political influence.

Thursday as I listened I vividly recalled the day he had to report the assassination of president Kennedy he didn’t hold back his feelings, he wore his heart on his sleeve.

From 1952 until he retired he was known as the most trusted reporter in America.  He will truly be missed!!!!  ……flagranny2


Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

Thursday, June 25, 2009
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“And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels,” Jaclyn Smith said.

0_62_Fawcett_Farrah90Farrah Fawcett, the multiple Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated American actress best known for her role as the vivacious Jill Munroe in the 1970s television series “Charlie’s Angels,” died in a Santa Monica hospital. She was 62.

Her spokesman, Paul Bloch, confirmed that the iconic actress died Thursday morning shortly after 9 a.m. PDT.

[ Her long-time partner Ryan O’Neal told People magazine Thursday, “She’s gone. She now belongs to the ages … She’s now with her mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She’s in a better place now.” ]

Other “Charlie’s Angels” stars paid tribute to her.

“Farrah had courage, she had strength, and she had faith. And now she has peace as she rests with the real angels,” Jaclyn Smith said.

Said Cheryl Ladd: “She was incredibly brave, and God will be welcoming her with open arms.”

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in September 2006 and, despite going into remission and enduring extensive chemotherapy and surgery both in the U.S. and Germany, it was revealed earlier this year that the cancer had spread to her liver. She stopped receiving treatment in May..          For the full article continue

For Farrah Fawcett’s family and friends please know my thoughts and prayers are with you ………flagranny2

Legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey dies

Sun March 1, 2009

And so ends the rest of his story……..As many of us listened to Paul Harvey anticipating his “and that’s the rest of the story” has died.  Condolences go out to his friends and family…….flagranny2

art_paul_harvey_gi(CNN) — Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing “the rest of the story” with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.

He was 90.

Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he kept a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for the networks. He was surrounded by family members when he died, Adams said.

Known for his deliberate delivery and pregnant pauses, Harvey’s broadcasts were heard on more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces networks and his commentaries appeared in 300 newspapers, according to his Web site. Submit your memories of Paul Harvey to iReport

He had been hosting his radio shows part-time for much of the past year, after recovering from physical ailments including pneumonia and the death of his wife, Lynne “Angel” Harvey, in May 2008.   To continue for the rest of story click here