Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 14

 


 

New Sound Systems

 


NOTES:

Sadly, I did not have the foresight to archive the 2000 series and deleted most of the files.

To see the 2001 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 1 and then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 2. The summary appears on Archives 2.

To see the 2002 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 3 and then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 4. The summary appears on Archives 4.

To see the 2003 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 5 and Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 6 then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 7. The summary appears on Archives 7.

To see the 2004 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 8 and Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 9 then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 10. The summary appears on Archives 10.

To see the 2005 series and summary, go first to Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 11 and Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 12 then visit Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 13. The summary appears on Archives 13.


2006 Sounds

 

NOTE ABOUT BLUE ALERT SYSTEM (3/11/03): Some of you may recall a few years back when I used "name blends" -- rhyming sounds and off-rhyme clues from part of one name to determine what the next name in the sequence might be (or later in the year). An example was the death of Layne Stahley and how "Layne" led to "Lynne" then "Linda" and the car crash death of Linda Lovelace which followed. I surmised that "Lace" in "Lovelace" might lead to a "Leese" then "Lisa" tragedy. The next day, Lisa Lopes of TLC was killed in a car crash.

Rather than create a whole other section on this page for name blends, I will instead highlight certain names in the lists below in light blue that I feel may be influenced by celebrity deaths that have occurred this year.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE ON EXCLUSIONS (1/23/04): We acknowledge the passing of dancer and actress Ann Miller, age 81, and note with great regret the passing of Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo), age 76. However, it is no longer the mission of this website to address the deaths of celebrities who are of advanced age or those who have had a long term health problem and are in their early elderly years. Such deaths are largely inevitable and often beyond any purposeful prediction. Also, the one and only applicable sound in Mr Keeshan's name ("eeeee") we now consider to be far too common to be remarkable or in any way useful for predictive purposes. Ergo, save for certain celebrities of advanced or elderly age who may appear on the prediction lists, we will no longer be publishing their obituaries and including comments.

It is, after all, premature death that we are most concerned about.

Prominent name sounds must also be present. "Ray", for example, is a prominent sound, "Ay", on the other hand, is not. This distinction will become more clear as we progress through the year.


Summary

 

The summary will remain on this page until the end of January 2007. Then it can be accessed on Celebrity Deaths and Mishaps Archives 14, where it will be located from then on.

 

UPDATE (1/4/07): I note with some amusement that I left the last summary, the one for 2005, on this page throughout 2006 instead of removing it at the end of January 2006. I also note that I failed to change "2005 Sounds" to "2006 Sounds" in the header below. Thus, all through 2006 the title was "2005 Sounds" (instead of "2006 Sounds"). I have finally made the correction, although it will hardly matter after a few days or so when this page is set up for 2007. Oh well, it might have been nice if someone had drawn my attention to these oversights during 2006.

2006 was the first year I have seen the number of female deaths and mishaps to be so much greater than the males. The ratio was 34:22. This is not counting celebrities who had more than one mishap. Counting every incident, the ratio of females to male would be 39:22. This does not include one mishap involving Lindsay Lohan I forgot to post at the start of the year (Lohan falling down a flight of stairs after emerging from a shower with slippery body lotion all over her) and the death theats Madonna was receiving from Russia over her crucifixion act (which occurred before I listed her name). That would bring the ratio to 41:22. And if not for certain other celebrities whose name sounds were not a match for any on this page, the ratio might well have reached 48:25.

What is more, this is the first year where the names I got right from the prediction lists were almost exclusively female. The one exception was the death of actor Jack Palance, the only male celebrity "death or mishap" I correctly anticipated ... and it was a death. The other two deaths I correctly projected were those of actresses Shelley Winters and June Allyson.

Despite a large number of correct "hits" (deaths and mishaps) on my part, most of these were "mishaps." The tragic deaths of 2006 that conformed to the name sounds, but not to a prediction list, were profoundly disturbing as was the case with the hanging murder of independent films actress Adrienne Shelly, the controversial hanging suicide of porn model and actress Angela Devi (it took seven months to confirm that she was actually dead and not just pretending), the chest-piercing death of Australian docu-celeb Steve Irwin, the terrifying plane crash death in a New York City skyscraper of Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, and the tragic sudden death of Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel.

On the prediction pages for 2005 Part Three and 2006 Part Three, I predicted the circumstances of Angela Devi's and Adrienne Shelly's deaths almost to the letter. I also anticipated on the 2006 Part One page a shocking male death that would cause people to recall JFK Jr.'s fall from the sky: that ended up being Cory Lidle. I said a well-loved male star would die suddenly on the same prediction and it turned out to be Steve Irwin. I also warned there might be a total of four tragedies in 2006. Including Anna Nicole Smith's son, this was true (unless one considered Devi's death as tragic too, then it would be five).

Something else of interest regarding name sounds I actually worked out on the Second Home page and now appears on 2007 Part Two. I discovered a close match between all five of the victims of the Suffolk Strangler and the victims of Jack the Ripper! I actually predicted the Ipswich Ripper murders on the Second Home page on October 31 ... over a month before the first body was discovered.

The first Jack the Ripper victim, murdered in August 1888, was Martha Tabram (also known as Emma Turner, maiden name Martha White). Note the name sound match between her and the first Suffolk victim discovered, Gemma Adams: (Emma - Gemma for first names and Tabram - Adams for last).

More eerie, the second Ripper victim: Mary Ann Nichols, alias Mary Ann Walker, and nicknamed "Polly," murdered August 1888. Note striking comparison to the second Suffolk victim's name, Tania Nicol (Nichols - Nicol, almost the same llast name, and Ann and Tania).

It is frightening. The first two victims of this serial killer have nearly the same names as the first two Jack the Ripper victims.

Annette Nicholls, missing since 4 DecemberPaula Clennell, 24, missing since 9 DecemberTwo other missing women that were named were Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls. One can immediately see the similarity between Polly and Paula.

The Ripper's third victim, Annie Chapman, killed in September 1888, and Mary Ann Nichols again (August 1888), together, are a good match for Annette Nicholls (Annie - Annette are quite similaar first names, and again we have the repeat of the last name Nichols - Nicholls).

Mary Jane Kelly, murdered November 1888, has some dyslexic similarity with the name Clennell (Kelly - Clennell).

I would point out that the name sounds discussed above remain consistent in the case of Anneli Alderton. The third Jack the Ripper victim, Annie Chapman (aka Eliza Ann Smith, nicknamed "Dark Annie"), killed in September 1888, has a match (Annie - Anneli). Personally, I would not be surprised if this serial killer subconsciously selected his victims by name to nearly match the names of Jack the Ripper's victims and slaying them more or less in the same order as in 1888. He clearly dispatched his "Polly" (Paula Clennell).

It is true that this is gloomy and sad stuff. These women did not deserve what happened to them. Everyone who knew them thought the world of them and that they had to make a living on the streets was such a great misfortune.

I demonstrate the name sound principle here, however, because it shows how far and how diverse one can go with the theory. If Scotland Yard had read my piece upon finding the third victim (the initial post was made at that time), they might have saved Paula Clennell.

Now back to the world of the poor, spoiled celebrities ...

There wasn't much that could be done for most: health issues dominated. Many were already ill, unknown to us. Some did not learn, like Cameron Diaz, who managed to almost get into two car accidents or Lindsay Lohan whose air-headed nature got her into a series of troubles, one not posted was very bizarre.

There were more actresses committing suicide by hanging: Kuljeet Randhawa and Chiemi Kai didn't want to live anymore so they found refuge in ceiling fans and Aarti Agarwal ended up as a comatose vegetable. Clearly, when factoring in Angela Devi, the trend from last year got even stronger.

Devi was not the only porn star to make the news: Anna Hotop-Stout aka Anna Malle died in a car crash.

Male suicides were also visible: Soap actor Benjamin Hendrickson, Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead, and child actor Joe Pichler (whose body still has yet to be found).

The mass slaying of rocker Bryan Harvey and his entire family ushered in 2006 and 2006 almost ended with the fiery death of Evangeline Lilly (had she been in the home with her two friends when the inferno struck). Two other actresses whose names did not match the sounds on ths page also nearly died in a house fire, in one case, and in a hotel fire in the other.

Other female celebs stood in line to reveal to us how depressed they were, how potentially suicidal, how fearful of stalkers and paparazzi, and so forth. Marie Osmond remains in public denial over her drug overdose. Madonna climbed on a cross and played out her own version of the Passion Play, with herself as the object of reverence, then wondered why Rome excommunicated her and placed a divine malediction on her head, Germans wanted to arrest her, and Russians wanted to kill her.

As last year, I am encouraged with the results this year. Even more so, in fact. I may have made a record number of celebrity predictions. I continued to use less names in the prediction lists, and had an increasing number of correct results.

Without question, the main name sound influences of 2006 were Pier Angeli and Anthony Perkins, although actual influences were varied between the likes of John F Kennedy Jr, Pier Angeli, and someone not even mentioned on this page, actress Lois Hamilton. Lois Hamilton and Pier Angeli probably influenced all or nearly all of the female suicides that occurred in 2006.

What a year!

Again, after applying the system to the Ipswich prostitute murders, I feel the potential uses for it are beginning to blossom beyond the realm of celebrity. The clues were there in much greater abundance than in previous years, save 2005, and I did call an amazing number of mishaps and deaths dealing with those celebrities I am familiar with. But there were many who passed this way I had never heard of, but whose name sounds matched nevertheless.

On that note, I am more optimistic that this system can indeed be further refined. I will also be introducing some additional systems for 2007 hopefully.

I still need to hear about the popular young people I am overlooking because I am not familiar with them. After all, I am not in my 20s or even my 30s anymore.

Any celebrity events that occur, if any, until I have the new page set up, will be dealt with retroactively (if necessary).

 

Dusty Springfield (d. 1999) - Dust, Tee, Spring, Ring, Feel, Field, eel

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Springsteen, Molly Ringwald, Laura Harring, Laura Herring, Gloria Loring, Sally Field, Barbara Steele, Danielle Steel, Teena Marie, Tina Turner, Katie Couric, Christie McVie, Christina Applegate, Marty Balin, Martie Maguire, Justine Bateman, Connie Stevens, Dorinda Stevens, Stella Stevens, Steve Miner, Steve Winwood, Steve Buscemi, Nancy Stephens, Stephen Baldwin, Stephen Bishop, Stevie Wonder, Mary Steenburgen, Patti D'Arbanville, Patti Davis, Patti Loveless, Patti Smith, Patty Duke, David Faustino, Quentin Tarantino, Cheryl Tiegs. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Phoenix flips car, walks away

Saturday, January 28, 2006; Posted: 1:45 p.m. EST (18:45 GMT)

A gleeful Joaquin Phoenix wins a best supporting actor Golden Globe award for his role as the crazed, cruel, and comical Roman emperor 'Commodus' in Ridley Scott's 1999 epic, Gladiator (pronounced 'Glad-he-ate-her' ... and does he ever look glad).LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Joaquin Phoenix's car overturned on a canyon road and collided with another vehicle after his brakes went out, but there were no reports of injury, police said.

Phoenix, the 31-year-old star of the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," was driving eastbound above Sunset Strip about 2:50 p.m. when he realized his brakes were not working, said Officer Jason Lee, a police spokesman. Phoenix lost control of his car, which overturned and hit another vehicle also headed eastbound, Lee said.

His publicist, Susan Patricola, said in a statement that Phoenix was wearing his seat belt and walked away from the scene after being helped out of his vehicle by a passer-by.

Earlier this month, Phoenix won a Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy for portraying country legend Cash.

Phoenix is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, which will be handed out Sunday. Patricola told Us Weekly magazine that he will be at the awards ceremony despite the car accident.

 

COMMENTS (2/1/06): Looks like the Phoenix rose from the ashes this time around. Too bad his porn star passenger below was not so lucky.

 

Dana Plato (d. 1999) - Day, Anna, Ayna, Play, Lay, Toe

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Tuesday Weld, Susan Day George, Susan Dey, Barbara Corday, Geena Davis, Sharon Stone, Dee Wallace-Stone, Tony Blair, Tony Curtis, Tony Orlando. Additional predictions: (9/9/06): Stone Phillips, Madonna. (9/17/06): David Clayton-Thomas.

 

Former porn star Anna Malle dies in car crash outside Las Vegas

January 27, 2006

Anna Hotop-Stout wanted 'normal life' againLAS VEGAS (AP) - A retired porn star still easing into a life outside the adult film business has died in a car crash on a dangerous stretch of highway south of Las Vegas.

Anna Hotop-Stout, 38, known to the adult film world as Anna Malle, died Wednesday after the car she was traveling in collided with a pickup truck while making a U-turn. She had not been wearing a seat belt, Nevada Highway Patrol officers said.

In her 15-year career, Hotop-Stout made more than 300 films, about one-third of them with her husband, retired porn actor Hank Armstrong.

She was born near Havana, Ill., raised in Fort Madison, Iowa, and began working in the porn industry in California in the early 1990s, Armstrong said Friday. Her first film "Here Comes Anna Malle" was released in 1994. One of her favorites was 1995's "Naked Desert," her husband said.

Hotop-Stout had retired from the film business a year ago and was working at a Bloomingdale's wedding registry in Las Vegas, Armstrong said. "She didn't want to be known as the old chick that had to work," he said. "She wanted a normal life again."

The Las Vegas resident was a passenger in a 2005 Dodge Stratus that was making a U-turn on state Route 160 when it turned into the path of a 1985 Chevrolet pickup truck, the Nevada Highway Patrol said. She was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where she died.

The accident occurred on 50-mile stretch of state Route 160 that runs to Pahrump. Also known as Blue Diamond Road, the mostly two-lane highway has been the scene of 11 accident-related deaths in the past six months.

 

Porn star dies on Las Vegas highway

Pahrump Valley Times

An orgasmic Hotop-Stout performing in one of her many, many filmsFebrurary 1, 2006

A preliminary investigation into the traffic death of prolific adult movie star Anna Hotop-Stout indicates the Las Vegas resident was a passenger in a car that attempted to make a U-turn in traffic on Highway 160 between Rainbow Drive and Durango Street in Las Vegas.

The 38-year old Hotop-Stout was in a 2005 silver Dodge Stratus heading eastbound on Jan. 25 when the Dodge crossed the double yellow lines and entered into oncoming traffic directly in front of a 1986 Chevrolet utility pickup. The front of the pickup struck the right side of the Dodge.

Hotop-Stout, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to University Medical Center where she died from injuries sustained in the crash.

According to reports, Hotop-Stout retired from the adult film business a year ago, after making more than 300 films in her 15-year career, using the screen name Anna Malle. About a third of her films featured her husband, retired porn actor Hank Armstrong.Yet another stellar peformance by Anna Malle from one of her numerous B&D porno films

The Associated Press reported Hotop-Stout was working at a Bloomingdale's wedding registry in Las Vegas.

To date, the Southern Command of the Nevada Highway Patrol has investigated 11 fatal crashes in 2006. Trooper Kevin Honea reminds drivers that seatbelts save lives.

No information was available regarding the driver of the Dodge who made the U-turn or the medical status of the other driver.

 

COMMENTS (2/1/06): 'It's an ill whore who blows nobody good' ... or is that 'an ill wind'? I forgot, but it was a famous line ... by somebody famous.

 

Dana Reeve dies of lung cancer at 44

Widow carried on activism after Christopher Reeve's death

Wednesday, March 8, 2006; Posted: 9:47 a.m. EST (14:47 GMT)

Dana Reeve, wife of the late Christopher ReeveNEW YORK (CNN) -- Dana Reeve, the widow of the actor Christopher Reeve, has died of lung cancer at age 44, according to the Christopher Reeve Foundation. In August, less than a year after her husband's death, Dana Reeve -- a lifelong nonsmoker -- announced she had cancer. She died Monday night.

"We are all just so sad," foundation President Kathy Lewis said. Lewis said that she had visited Reeve on Friday and that she was "strong and gracious and courageous."

Reeve had succeeded her husband as the chairwoman of the foundation, which funds research for new treatments for spinal cord injuries and works to improve the quality of life for people suffering from paralysis. Christopher Reeve died in October 2004 at age 52 after falling into a coma. He had been paralyzed since a horseback riding accident in 1995. Reeve was widely admired for the support and love she showed for her husband and for her assistance in his care.

She also was a singer and an actress, appearing on stage and on television in episodes of several dramatic series, including "Oz" and "Law and Order." In January, she sang at the NHL retirement ceremony for Mark Messier's New York Rangers jersey at Madison Square Garden. "She sang beautifully. She looked lovely," said Kathie Lee Gifford, who interviewed Reeve at the event. "She was wearing a wig, of course. She had been through chemo and radiation. She was very thin, which you would expect for somebody going through what she was going through."

Gifford said she was surprised by the news because Reeve had seemed so healthy that night. "I was absolutely stunned because she told me that day that the tumor was shrinking and she was the picture of optimism that night," Gifford said.

Kate Michelman, a member of the foundation's board, remembered Reeve as "a great spirit.""The country suffers because Dana, on a personal level, was one of the most remarkable people I've ever known," Michelman said.

She said Reeve's health had seemed to improve, giving friends and loved ones hope that she might recover from the cancer. "She was improving. You know, her own spirit and her own determination to overcome this plague made us feel she could do it," Michelman said.

"She just recently learned that she was failing and right up [till] the end, I have to tell you, Dana was convinced she was going to overcome this." Michelman said Reeve's death is "a dreadful loss" but that the foundation will "move forward with Christopher and Dana's vision."

Dana and Christopher Reeve married in 1992 after a five-year relationship. The actor was famous for his role as Superman in four movies in the late 1970s and 1980s. He continued to act and direct films after his accident.

Christopher Reeve became a crusader to help find therapies and treatments for paralysis and was an outspoken supporter of stem-cell research. Dana Reeve was credited with carrying on his work through the foundation. "After Christopher's death, Dana was determined to preserve the important work and the legacy of hope that became his life's mission," Lewis said in a statement. "Even in our grief, the foundation must pick up and continue to go forward with this mission.

"At the same time, we commit ourselves to ensuring that the light of grace, courage and hopefulness that Dana embodied continues to shine bright -- bringing comfort and hope to people living with paralysis and their families and caregivers."

Less than two weeks after her husband's death, she made a public appearance to support the presidential campaign of Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry.

"I've been grieving privately the past week and a half," she said at a rally in Ohio. "My inclination would be, frankly, to remain private for a good long while." But she added, "I'm here today because John Kerry, like Christopher Reeve, believes in keeping our hope alive."

Sen. Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, said Reeve helped generate support for a bill that would expand funding for embryonic stem cell research. It was passed by the House last year, defying President Bush's veto threat. "If it had not been for her, we would not have had the number of signatures on the stem cell bill that we had," Harkin said. "I'm absolutely convinced of that."

Dana and Christopher ReeveReeve's experience had a special resonance for Sen. Arlen Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican who has recently battled cancer. "President Nixon declared war on cancer in 1970. Had we devoted the resources to that war which we devoted to other wars, perhaps Dana Reeve's life could have been saved," he said.

Reeve's efforts have had setbacks, with the Senate yet to act on the stem cell bill. And last month, Lewis said in a statement she was "deeply disappointed" that Bush's proposed budget eliminated funding for the foundation's Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center and other nonprofit groups.

Harkin, a personal friend, said he told Reeve's caregivers on Friday to pass along a promise. "Just whisper one thing in her ear for me. Tell her that we are going to put that money back. I guarantee it," he said.

She is survived by the couple's son, Will, 13; her father; two sisters; and two stepchildren, according to the foundation's statement. The foundation said it is accepting donations in her memory.

 

COMMENTS (3/16/06): I post this with both great regret and great reluctance. But the name sound was practically shouting out to be seen: "Dana." The problem is, I was never that familiar with Dana Reeve as I was, like millions, familiar with the star Christopher Reeve. Nevertheless, her death makes Christopher Reeve's death in 2004 seem all the more tragic and vice versa.

It is really hard to believe that medical science has been trying to find a cure for lung cancer ever since 1964. That's over forty years. Seems like almost every year we hear about a new breakthrough on the television ... then silence. What happened to all those breakthroughs? Did the government decide it was better to keep people dying from lung cancer than to have a cure?

Like the Reeves I am also an advocate for stem cell research. I received an especially angry email from one viewer for placing the late pope in a poor light in one of my VIEWPOINT articles for his stand against such research. This of course arrived after the pope died and during the period of mourning. The article was still on the website. Too bad. It is still on the website.

I felt sorry for the pope, but not sorry for voicing my opposition to his anti-life stand ... the same stand, I might add, that Pat Robertson also takes. Many diseases we resign ourselves to as being a death sentence or a life sentence in a useless or deteriorating body could be cured. Life spans themselves could be greatly lengthened.

With stem cell research being given top priority, not only might Christopher Reeve and Dana Reeve still be among the living and doing what they did best, but so might a lot of other people. People, perhaps, in your family ... or mine.

 

Kool & the Gang co-founder dead

Claydes Charles Smith co-wrote 'Celebration,' 'Jungle Boogie'

Claydes Charles SmithFriday, June 23, 2006 Posted: 1238 GMT (2038 HKT)

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Claydes Charles Smith, a co-founder and lead guitarist of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 57.

Smith died Tuesday in Maplewood, New Jersey, after a long illness, his publicist said.

Kool & the Gang grew from jazz roots in the 1960s to become one of the major groups of the 1970s, blending jazz, funk, R&B and pop. After a downturn, the group enjoyed a return to stardom in the '80s.

Smith wrote the hits "Joanna" and "Take My Heart," and was a co-writer of others, including "Celebration," "Hollywood Swinging" and "Jungle Boogie."Smith was introduced to jazz guitar by his father in the early 1960s.

Later in that decade, he was in a group of New Jersey jazz musicians, including Ronald Bell (later Khalis Bayyan), Robert "Kool" Bell, George Brown, Dennis Thomas and Robert "Spike" Mickens, who became Kool & the Gang. Other members would include lead singer James "JT" Taylor.

 

Haley Joel Osment in car crash

Actor in hospital after one-car accident

Haley Joel Osment, best known for his role in "The Sixth Sense," at a party in June.Thursday, July 20, 2006 Posted: 1244 GMT (2044 HKT)

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, California (AP) -- Actor Haley Joel Osment was hospitalized early Thursday after he apparently lost control of his car while heading to his Los Angeles-area home, authorities said.

Osment, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as a boy who could see dead people in "The Sixth Sense," was driving a 1995 Saturn about 1 a.m. when the car collided with a brick pillar and flipped, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Greg Sisneros.

The 18-year-old actor was awake and talking following the crash, Sisneros said. He had been alone in the car and was taken to Huntington Hospital in nearby Pasadena. Sisneros had no information on his condition, and an emergency-room receptionist said no one under that name was at the hospital.

Osment is set to appear in the upcoming "Home of the Giants." In the film, he plays a high school journalist covering a basketball team as it heads toward the state championship.

La Canada Flintridge, a suburb of Los Angeles, is about 14 miles northeast of downtown.

 

Lindsay Lohan: Vitamin shot and excess air removed from headLindsay Lohan overcome by heat during LA movie shoot

Thursday, July 27, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress Lindsay Lohan was overcome by the heat on a movie set and required hospital treatment, her publicist told The Insider on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old actress was taken by private car Tuesday to a Los Angeles-area hospital where she spent several hours being treated for overheating and dehydration, spokeswoman Leslie Sloan Zelnick told the syndicated entertainment show.

Lohan was filming in 41-degree C weather for 12 hours Tuesday, Zelnick said. The actress was given a vitamin B-12 shot and released.

Zelnick said Lohan will return Thursday to the set of Georgia Rule, which also stars Jane Fonda and Felicity Huffman. Zelnick did not return telephone and e-mail messages.

The star of Freaky Friday and Herbie: Fully Loaded, Lohan was treated at hospitals twice in January - in London for a cut on her leg and in the Miami area for an asthma attack.

In 2005, she was in hospital for exhaustion and lost a noticeable amount of weight.

 

COMMENTS (8/4/06): What they forgot to mention was that her head was also trepanned to allow some of the air to escape.

 

Lindsay Lohan named in overdose shocker

Speedballing Lindsay ODs canada.com 2006

Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Young star Lindsay Lohan was found unconscious in a hotel room after overdosing on a deadly cocktail of cocaine and painkillers.

That’s that startling allegation in the new issue of the National Enquirer, which claims Lohan was rescued by a doctor after she overdosed on Nov. 12. The Enquirer reports that a friend of the 20-year-old actress found her unconscious in a “drug-filled” room at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

According to the tabloid, the physician who revived Lohan found “a stash of cocaine and a pile of prescription drugs” in the room. An Enquirer source claims the doctor allegedly flushed the cocaine down the toilet and collected seven different prescription drugs.

Lohan has been living for about a year at the Chateau Marmont. Last week, the Enquirer reported that she moved out after a dispute with management. Recent reports have also accused the star of self-mutilation after she was photographed with scrapes on her lower arms. Her publicist issued a denial, claiming Lohan “took a tumble into a bush.”

At the World Music Awards in London earlier this month, Lohan reportedly stumbled off stage, flubbed her lines and gave up her hosting duties before the show was over.

Lohan was hospitalized in 2004 for, according to her publicist, “an undiagnosed illness.” In January, the star spent time in the hospital after she reportedly suffered an asthma attack. In July, she was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment of “heat exhaustion.”

 

COMMENTS (12/5/06): It appears we now have three potential Dana Platos this year, although Marie Osmond's suicide bid is still debated and denied. Joe Pichler remains probably dead, but this may never be resolved. Now the tabloid-fueled speedballing OD of former child star and wild child Lindsay Lohan. Yet another CLOSE CALL.

 

Teen actor Pablo Santos killed in plane crash

POSTED: 1226 GMT (2026 HKT), September 18, 2006

Teen actor Pablo SantosTOLUCA, Mexico (AP) -- Teenage actor Pablo Santos, who starred in the television series "Greetings from Tucson," died in a small plane crash in central Mexico, a hospital official said Saturday. He was 19.

Santos and six friends were flying from Monterrey to Acapulco on Friday when their Piper Malibu crashed during an emergency landing at the airport in Toluca, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) west of Mexico City, the Mexico State Security Agency said. The plane was owned by Santos' father. The crash also claimed the life of Santos' friend, 19-year-old Martel Fernandez, who died early Saturday at a hospital. Five others were hospitalized, said Irma Garcia, a spokeswoman for the Social Security Hospital where Santos was taken.

In an interview with the newspaper El Norte, survivor Diego Marcos said the plane had engine trouble near Toluca and began filling with smoke. "The motor coughed and then cut out ... and then we went straight down," he said.

"Everything was too fast."

After the crash, Marcos said, everyone was "covered in blood" and that Santos and Fernandez weren't moving. He said the plane was only supposed to carry six people, but that he and his friends convinced the pilot to take on an extra passenger.

Officials were investigating the cause of the accident.

Santos starred as the son of a Mexican-American family portrayed in "Greetings from Tucson," which ran on the WB network from 2002 to 2003. He had appeared in numerous episodes on other television programs, including "Boston Public," "Law & Order" and "American Family," as well as films such as "Sea of Dreams" and "Party Animalz."

Born in Monterrey, Santos moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was 12.

Santos' father was traveling to Toluca to bring his son's body back to Monterrey. Burial plans were not announced.

 

Madonna Bruised By Paparazzi (PEOPLE)

Madonna with collarNEW YORK, AP (November 7, 2006) -- Madonna is sporting a bruise on her cheek after getting jostled by the paparazzi at Heathrow airport over the weekend – while she was holding her adoptive son, David, a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE.

"She had the baby in her arms when it happened," says the source. "When she landed in London, there was a lot of pushing and shoving. She was jostled around. She got hit in the paparazzi's commotion."

David, the 1-year-old she is in the process of adopting from Malawi, was not hurt in the scuffle. "Thank God the baby is OK," says the source.

Over the weekend Madonna returned to London from New York, where she'd spent the week promoting her newest children's book, Too Good to Be True, and her upcoming NBC TV special "Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London," as well making several media appearances to respond the controversy surrounding David's adoption.

 

COMMENTS (11/11/06): Madonna is named in the prediction list above.

 

John F. Kennedy Jr. (d. 1999) - John, F., Ken, Dee, Jr.

Possible predictions (1/6/06): John Aniston, John Cleese, John Cusack, John Davidson, John Carpenter, John Elway, John Fogerty, John Goodman, John Hurt, John Kassir, John Landis, John Lithgow, John Malkovich, John McEnroe, John Stamos, John Travolta, Johnny Crawford, Johnny Depp, Johnny Mathis, Elton John, Jill St John, Olivia Newton-John, Artie Johnson, Don Johnson, Magic Johnson, Ted Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Patsy Kensit, Eddie Kendricks, Gisele MacKenzie, Ken Russell, Mackenzie Astin, Mackenzie Phillips, Woody Allen, Billy Dee Williams, Cat Deeley, David Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Heatwave founder Johnnie Wilder Jr. dead at 56

Band scored 1976's 'Always and Forever,' 'Boogie Nights'

Johnnie Wilder JrWednesday, May 17, 2006 Posted: 1116 GMT (1916 HKT)

CLAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Johnnie Wilder Jr., the soulful lead singer of the R&B band Heatwave who continued singing after being paralyzed in a car accident, died Saturday, his daughter said Tuesday. He was 56.

Wilder founded Heatwave, which produced "Always and Forever" and other hits, with his brother, Keith Wilder. The band was nominated twice for Grammys.

In 1976, the group soared to the top of the R&B and pop charts with "Boogie Nights" and "Always and Forever," among other hits off the "Too Hot To Handle" album.

In February 1979, a van struck Wilder's car, paralyzing him from the neck down and hospitalizing him for a year. He went on to record other albums with the group and later began a gospel career, singing a cappella on the albums "My Goal" and "One More Day."

 

Police: Ellen DeGeneres Escapes Injuries in Crash

Sep 2, 8:50 AM (ET)

Ellen, 'not the worse for worn out'LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ellen DeGeneres walked away from a three-vehicle collision caused by a suspected drunken driver, police said. "She had a little neck and back pain, but it doesn't look like it was anything serious," said Sgt. Ken Buscarino of the Los Angeles police said after Friday's accident.

The collision occurred just before 4 p.m. on Sunset Boulevard, Buscarino said. The talk-show host stopped her 2006 Porsche Carrera at a light, followed by a 2002 Buick Le Sabre with two men in their 20s.

A 2002 Porsche Carrera driven by a 52-year-old woman slammed into the back of the Buick and caused a chain reaction, police said.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and had minor cuts on her leg, police said. The two men in the Buick suffered scratches.

DeGeneres' passenger, a woman in her mid-30s, complained of minor back pain. DeGeneres' car sustained moderate damage. No one required medical attention at the scene, Buscarino said. Messages left for DeGeneres' representatives early Saturday were not returned.

 

Anthony Perkins (d. 1992) - Ann, Thon, Nee, Per, Kin

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Anthony Hopkins, Andy Griffith, Andy Williams, Anne Rice, Annie Potts, Anna Nicole Smith, Brandy, Randy Quaid, Randy Travis, Sandy Duncan, Sandahl Bergman, Sue Ane Langdon, Anna Kournikova, Diahann Carroll, Diane Ladd, Diane Lane, Diane Keaton, Diane Sawyer, Diane McBain, Ivana Trump, Joanna Cassidy, Susannah York, Suzanne Somers, Suzanne Vega, Vanna White, Lance Bass, Dyan Cannon, Jackie Chan, Rue McClanahan, Jack Palance, Susan Sarandon, Jackie Shannon, LeAnn Rimes, Rosanna Arquette, Joanna Pettet, Suzanne Pleshette, Chandra West, Carrie-Anne Moss, Barbara Anne Klein, Lesley-Anne Down, Lesley Ann Warren, Mary Ann Mobley, Marianne Faithful, Joanne Worley, Carlos Santana, Neil Diamond, Minnie Driver, Britney Spears, Bonnie Raitt, Courtney Love, Liam Neeson, Valerie Perrine, Alice Cooper. Additional predictions: (4/11/06): Whitney Houston. (9/17/06): Nicole Kidman.

 

Gene Pitney found dead in hotel

Wrote 'He's a Rebel,' sang 'Town Without Pity'

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 Posted: 1519 GMT (2319 HKT)

Gene Pitney: 'romantic' rock iconLONDON, England (CNN) -- Gene Pitney, the singer and songwriter known for 1960s hits such as "Town Without Pity" and "24 Hours from Tulsa," has died while on a UK concert tour, his agent said. Pitney, 65, was found dead just after 10 a.m. Wednesday (0500 ET) at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, Wales.

His agent, Jene Levy, told Reuters Pitney died on Wednesday morning after given a concert in the Welsh capital the previous day.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death. Friends said he was in apparent good health and his death came as a shock. "We don't have a cause of death at the moment but looks like it was a very peaceful passing," said Pitney's tour manager, James Kelly, according to The Associated Press. "He was found fully clothed, on his back, as if he had gone for a lie down. It looks as if there was no pain whatsoever."

South Wales police said they had been called to a hotel at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday morning and that the death was not being treated as suspicious. Pitney was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on February 17, 1941.

His 40-year career included hits such as "It Hurts to Be in Love," "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance," "Every Breath I Take," "Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart" and the operatic "I'm Gonna Be Strong." His last U.S. hit was "She's a Heartbreaker" in 1968.

Pitney was also a highly regarded songwriter -- he wrote the Crystals' No. 1 hit, "He's a Rebel," Rick Nelson's smash "Hello Mary Lou" and Bobby Vee's "Rubber Ball." Some of his own hits, though -- "Only Love," "Liberty Valance" and "Tulsa" -- were written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

He was an early subject of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound -- Spector produced Pitney's version of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Every Breath I Take" as well as the Crystals' "He's a Rebel" -- and an early supporter of British bands such as the Rolling Stones.

Pitney recorded Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday" and attended the session at which the Stones recorded "Not Fade Away," according to Allmusic.com.

Pitney was introduced to a new generation of fans in 1989 when he recorded "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" as a duet with Marc Almond, the UK's Press Association reported. The single gave Pitney his first UK No. 1 -- 22 years after its first release, PA added.

In 2002 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pitney's agent told Reuters that his wife, Lynne, had been told of his death. Pitney also leaves three sons, David, Todd and Chris.

 

COMMENTS (4/11/06): I was quite saddened when I read about this. It would seem from the report that he wasn't expecting to die and never knew what happened. It makes one a bit afraid to go to sleep though, doesn't it?

One thing about the name Gene Pitney is that appears to foreshadow what will be a prominent name sound next year in 2007: "Gene," "Jean," or "Gina" (which is why I have highlighted "Gene" in red). This could mean trouble for certain actresses and models named (and unnamed) that are linked to that sound, discussed on my Actress or Supermodel Tragedy prediction on page 2007.

 

Susan Sarandon besieged by death threats

The Himalayan Times

May 1, 2006

Susan Sarandon: hounded and horrified by death threatsOutspoken Hollywood star Susan Sarandon is terrified and lonely after receiving a string of horrifying death threats.

The actress, who has been a political activist for years, has been branded an '(Osama) Bin Laden lover' by press and public alike after declaring her opposition to the war in Iraq.

She has also slammed President George W. Bush as irresponsible for using the 9/11 terror attacks to justify his Middle East conflict.

And the reaction to her views has been so fierce at times, it has left the Dead Man Walking star hurt and afraid.

She says, "I don't think that I ever thought someone would ever really kill me, although there were some people who said 'I'd like someone to knock her off' on the radio and stuff like that.

"And I don't think that I thought that I'd really never work again, but when there is nobody else, when you look out on the field and everybody is quiet and they're all looking away and nobody's saying anything, it's a really scary place to be."

 

COMMENTS (5/3/06): Susan Sarandon is named in the prediction list above.

 

LeAnn Rimes to have surgery for leg infection

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 Posted: 1233 GMT (2033 HKT)

LeAnn Rimes is best known for her hit single, "Blue"LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- LeAnn Rimes canceled three concerts this week because she is to undergo surgery for a leg infection, her publicist said Monday.

The 23-year-old country singer is scheduled for surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles. She suffered a "tear in the tissue" of one of her legs, according to a statement from publicist Diana Baron. "It's a minor surgery, but because of the infection it was urgent that she takes care of it right away," Baron said.

Rimes canceled Thursday's scheduled performance in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, and Friday and Saturday concerts in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. She was expected to play the remaining dates of her "This Woman" tour after a three- to four-day recovery, Baron said.

Rimes is best known for the hit songs "How Do I Live" and "Can't Fight the Moonlight." She won two Grammy awards in 1996 for best new artist and best female country vocal performance for the song "Blue."

 

COMMENTS (6/20/06): LeAnn Rimes is named in the prediction list above.

 

Dannii strangled by co-star

Tonight & Independent Online

Australian singer Danni MinogueJune 26, 2006

Dannii Minogue was left desperately gasping for breath after being strangled by a python. The deadly snake was co-starring with the beautiful Australian singer in the video for her latest single So Under Pressure.

Dannii wanted to make her most sensual promo to date and thought that having a python wrapped seductively around her would send pulses racing.

Dannii said: "The python was on its best behaviour for most of the shoot and was curling around me beautifully. Everyone was thrilled.

"But then things started getting out of hand. It constricted itself really tightly around my waist and I couldn't breathe.

"I started gesticulating wildly to the director to let him know I was in trouble but he thought I was just moving around more passionately."

Luckily, the python released his grip and stopped putting Dannii under pressure. The python used by Dannii was the most unusual white one.

Dannii said: "We went deliberated about what colour snake we should have for a long time. I thought a white one would match the outfits I wore best."

 

Suzanne Pleshette Being Treated For Lung Cancer

Suzanne PleshetteAgent Says Cancer Caught Early

TurnTo10

POSTED: 11:35 am EDT August 14, 2006

LOS ANGELES -- Actress Suzanne Pleshette is undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

Pleshette's agent, Joel Dean, said the cancer, discovered during a routine X-ray, is the size of "a grain of sand and was caught very much in time." Dean said Pleshette "feels very lucky ... She's not concerned and in great spirits."

He said Pleshette is receiving chemotherapy as an outpatient at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The actress is best known for her role in "The Bob Newhart Show," the 1970s Newhart comedy in which she played his sardonic wife, Emily.

Pleshette's extensive television credits include "Eight Simple Rules" and "Will and Grace." Her voice also has been heard in "Spirited Away" and other recent animated films.

Pleshette is married to actor Tom Poston.

 

COMMENTS (8/15/06): Suzanne Pleshette is named in the prediction list above.

 

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin dead

POSTED: 2057 GMT (0457 HKT), September 4, 2006

Steve Irwin became famous to millions of fans worldwide with his exclamation of 'Crikey!'  SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- Steve Irwin, the enthusiastic "Crocodile Hunter" who enthralled audiences around the world with his wildlife adventures, died Monday morning after being stung by a stingray while shooting a TV program off Australia's north coast.

Media reports say Irwin was snorkeling at Batt Reef, a part of the Great Barrier Reef about 9 miles (about 15 kilometers) from the town of Port Douglas, when the incident happened.

Irwin, 44, was killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest, according to Cairns police sources.

Irwin was in the area to film pieces for a show called "The Ocean's Deadliest" with Philippe Cousteau, grandson of Jacques, according to Irwin's manager and friend John Stainton. But weather had prevented the crew from doing work for that program, Stainton said, so Irwin decided to do some softer features for a new children's TV show he was doing with his daughter, Bindi.

"He came over the top of a stingray that was buried in the sand, and the barb came up and hit him in the chest," Stainton said.

Wildlife documentary maker Ben Cropp, citing a colleague who saw footage of the attack, told Time.com that Irwin had accidentally boxed the animal in. "It stopped and twisted and threw up its tail with the spike, and it caught him in the chest," said Cropp. "It's a defensive thing. It's like being stabbed with a dirty dagger."

Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality Monday morning off Port Douglas, according to Australian media. Queensland Police Services also confirmed Irwin's death and said his family had been notified.

Irwin was director of the Australia Zoo in Queensland. He is survived by his American-born wife, Terri, and their two children, Bindi Sue, born 1998, and Robert (Bob), born December 2003. "The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest dads on the planet," Stainton told reporters in Cairns, according to The Associated Press. "He died doing what he loved best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. He would have said, 'Crocs Rule!' "

"Steve was a larger-than-life force. He brought joy and learning about the natural world to millions and millions of people across the globe," said Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks in a statement. "We extend our thoughts and prayers to Terri, Bindi and Bob Irwin as well as to the incredible staff and many friends Steve leaves behind."

Irwin's "Crocodile Hunter" show aired on the company's Animal Planet network.

Cousteau's office issued a statement that he is "still in Australia with the family of his friend, Steve Irwin. It was a tragic ordeal for everyone on the boat that morning. All of our thoughts are now with Steve's family."

Discovery Communications said it will rename the garden space in front of Discovery's world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, the "Steve Irwin Memorial Sensory Garden. "The company also is looking at the creation of a Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Fund. The fund will support wildlife protection, education and conservation, as well as aid Irwin's Australia Zoo and provide educational support for Bindi and Bob Irwin, the company said.

Australia Prime Minister John Howard said he was "shocked and distressed at Steve Irwin's sudden, untimely and freakish death," according to AP. "It's a huge loss to Australia."

Irwin became a popular figure on Australian and international television through Irwin's close handling of wildlife, most notably the capture and relocation of crocodiles.

Irwin's enthusiastic approach to nature conservation and the environment won him a global following. He was known for his exuberance and use of the catch phrase "Crikey!"

"His message is really about conservation: He really wants to leave the world a better place for everybody," Animal Planet's Maureen Smith told CNN.com in April.

"It's unbelievable, really," Jack Hanna, the host of "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventure" and director emeritus of the Columbus (Ohio) Zoo, told CNN. "You think about Steve Irwin and you think of people who are invincible."

Hanna, a friend of Irwin's, noted that Irwin's persona of the Crocodile Hunter was no act. Irwin grew up around crocodiles, snakes and other animals at his parents' Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park and had been handling such creatures since he was a child.

"Steve really knew what he was doing. He was one of the finest reptile people in the world. He knew more about reptiles than anybody did. He was raised that way," said Hanna.

Though stingrays can be threatening, their sting -- usually prompted by self-defense -- is not often fatal. The bull ray that apparently stung Irwin was "a one-in-a-million thing," Cropp told Time.com. "I have swum with many rays, and I have only had one do that to me."

"A wild animal is like a loaded gun -- it can go off at any time," Hanna said. "You have to be careful of that." But, he added, it's not the animals who are inherently dangerous, but the way they may react around humans. "People use the word 'dangerous,' and that sometimes is a word that's not fair to that animal, because that animal is only using the defenses that God gave it," said Hanna ...

 

COMMENTS (9/8/06): The passing of Steve Irwin has shocked millions of fans across the world. Indeed, I can't say I have seen quite this much reaction to anyone's death since Christopher Reeve died two years ago. Internet websites are being literally clogged with queries regarding Irwin, his career, and his unfortunate and untimely demise.

There is no question now in my mind that he was the famous male celebrity whose sudden death would come around July 2006 (see prediction on page 2006 (Part One). Even so, there remains a possibility that, like 1997, there could be an even larger shock to come.

 

Anna Nicole Smith's son dies visiting mom in hospital

POSTED: 2218 GMT (0618 HKT), September 11, 2006

Anna Nicole Smith gives her son, Daniel, a squeeze at a 2004 awards showNASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The 20-year-old son of Anna Nicole Smith died while visiting his mother in the hospital where the reality TV star and former Playboy playmate had given birth last week, a Bahamas police official said Monday.

Daniel Wayne Smith was visiting his mother in her room at Doctors Hospital in Nassau when he died Sunday, Reginald Ferguson, assistant commissioner of the Royal Bahamian Police Force, told The Associated Press. He said an autopsy was under way.

Smith arrived Saturday night in the Bahamas, and apparently went directly to the hospital where he spent the night in his mother's room, Ferguson said. "It would appear from our report that the mother had gotten up, saw him in the chair and he appeared to be sound asleep," he said. "She tried to wake him up, he was unresponsive, and she sounded the alarm."

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene, Ferguson said.

Anna Nicole Smith, 38, gave birth to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce girl at the hospital Thursday, her Web site said.

"Anna Nicole is absolutely devastated by the loss of her son. He was her pride and joy and an amazing human being," a statement on the site said.

Anna Nicole Smith and son, DanielIt said that drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor.

Her son had traveled to the Caribbean country "to share in the joy of his baby sister," the statement said. "Please do not make any press inquiries at this time so that Anna Nicole can grieve in peace."

Daniel Smith was the product of Smith's 1985 marriage to Billy Smith. The couple, who met while working together at Jim's Krispy Fried Chicken in Mexia, Texas, divorced in 1987. Daniel Smith had small roles in his mother's movies "Skyscraper" and "To the Limit."

Robin Bonnema, a spokeswoman for Trimspa, the diet products company that has been endorsed by Smith, said she did not know the name of the baby girl's father.

Smith married Texas oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II in 1994, when she was 26 and he was 89. He died the following year.

She then feuded with Marshall's son, Pierce Marshall, over her entitlement to the tycoon's estate before he died in June at the age of 67.

In the long-running dispute, Smith had won a $474 million judgment, which was later cut to about $89 million and eventually reduced to zero. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Smith could continue to pursue the fortune in federal courts in California despite a Texas state court ruling that Marshall's youngest son was the sole heir.

 

COMMENTS (9/13/06): Although I haven't been a big Anna Nicole Smith fan, I have to say that this is a terrible thing to happen to her .. and to a son so young. I truly feel sorry for her and can't help noting that her name was just recently coded blue in the above list. I don't think that anyone could have specifically foreseen so bizarre an event involving her. Then I re-evaluated the situation.

In 2004, the year that a blonde female celebrity was likely to die tragically (like Diana, Sharon Tate, Marilyn Monroe, etc), and despite a number of close calls involving blonde actresses and singers, it ended up being a rarer male celebrity tragedy year (like James Dean in 1955 or Sal Mineo in 1976) with the unexpected death of actor Christopher Reeve. It was indeed tragic because Reeve had made much progress since 2002 and, it was widely believed, would continue to champion the cause of brain stem cell research until it was legalised and then applied to his case, likely quickly facilitating the remainder of his recovery.

During the middle of that year, Anna Nicole Smith was added at the bottom of a short list of famous blondes I believed were in danger. I now note that the Jayne Mansfield scenario comes up again in June 2009 (the last time was in 2002 and I had applied it to Madonna or Pamela Anderson). I had passed over Anna Nicole as a potential candidate in 2002 because she was so overweight and her career seemed to be bogged down in court litigation and going nowhere. However, after she slimmed down, I realised that she had the potential of becoming a modern version of the 1960s Jayne Mansfield. Indeed, similarities in character and behaviour abound.

Jayne Mansfield visits comatose son, Zoltan Hargitay, in late November 1966.Now comes the distressing event that has just occurred: the death of her son. She is the only famous blonde actress and model in our time to experience such a traumatic experience. The last time anything like this occurred was in November 1966. It was at that time that Jayne Mansfield's son, Zoltan Hargitay, was almost mauled to death by a lion. He was in a coma and later recovered, but it took a long time.

This is a circumstantial comparison, since the proper base 7 dating for a similar occurrence should have been November 2008 and not September 2006. Still, Anna Nicole's traumatic loss of her only son is the closest thing to this event and it now becomes a part of her overwhelmingly sad profile.

I also find it more than a coincidence that on the very day that Madonna, another kindred spirit of Jayne Mansfield's, entered Moscow and became a target for Russian mafia which had recently made death threats against her, that Anna Nicole instead suffered such a devastating loss. I had been warning of the incredible danger awaiting Madonna in September 2006 simply because, one month after the Israeli air and ground campaign in Lebanon ended, she was in the same exact base 7 position as was John F Kennedy Jr in July 1999, one month after the war in Kosovo ended. It is almost as though all the negative energy surrounding Madonna because of her blasphemous crucifixion perfomances suddenly got re-channeled from her and zeroed in on poor Anna Nicole and her son. Even so, despite surviving her first Russian concert, Madonna, whore of Babylon that she is, remains in danger through December (thanks to the adjacent base 7 influence of Thelma Todd).

Because of the death of her only son, Daniel, now I am concerned about another potential tragedy on the horizon: Anna Nicole Smith, now more like Jayne Mansfield than any other female celebrity, becoming involved in a deadly car crash in June 2009. I hope it will not happen.

 

Anna Nicole Smith's lung collapsed: lover

ninemsn

Thursday November 2, 2006Anna Nicole Smith and her lungs

Ex-Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith is recovering from pneumonia and a collapsed lung, her lawyer lover Howard Stern has revealed. Smith, 38, was rushed to the The Doctors Hospital in the Bahamas on Monday in severe pain to undergo emergency surgery.

The medical centre is the same one in which baby daughter Danielynn was born and 20-year-old son Daniel died less than two months ago.

In an e-mail to US TV shows The Insider and Entertainment Tonight, Stern said Smith was on antibiotics, but still in a great deal of discomfort.

He explained how the former playmate was rushed to hospital on Monday with fluid in the lower lobe of her right lung, which had caused it to partially collapse. Stern said Smith began feeling pains in the right side of her chest and back.Smith underwent surgery to drain her lung and a CT scab revealed she was also suffering pneumonia.

She was later released with a dose of antibiotics. "We are hoping for a quick recovery," Stern's e-mail added.

Smith gave birth to daughter Danielynn in The Doctors Hospital on September 7 this year. But just three days later 20-year-old son Daniel died suddenly while visiting his mother and new baby sister. He was buried on Nassau Island on October 19. Smith has remained in hiding for the last two months, looking after Danielynn and mourning the loss of her son.

After Danielynn's birth, photographer Larry Birkhead announced he was the father and claimed Smith had fled to the Bahamas to make it more difficult for him to get paternity rights. But in an interview with CNN's Larry King, the new mum's long-term personal lawyer Howard K. Stern came forward to announce he loved Smith and was in fact the baby's dad.

On September 28, Smith and Stern exchanged vows in a commitment ceremony, but, still insisting he is the father, Birkhead went on to file a lawsuit to challenge paternity.

Authorities in the Bahamas are currently debating whether the former model is a legal resident of the paradise islands. If she is thrown out of the country she may have to face Birkhead's challenge in court.

 

COMMENTS (11/6/06): Again, Anna Nicole Smith is named in the prediction list above. This is her second serious mishap.

 

Marianne Faithfull has cancer

POSTED: 1213 GMT (2013 HKT), September 14, 2006

Marianne FaithfullLONDON, England (Reuters) -- British singer and actress Marianne Faithfull has been diagnosed with breast cancer but expects to make a full recovery, her publicist said. Doctors in France who diagnosed the disease said the cancer was in its earliest stages.

The 59-year-old Faithfull, a former girlfriend of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger, has postponed a world tour that she was due to start next month.

The singer with the distinctive gravelly voice said in a statement: "I have absolute faith and confidence in my fantastic medical team and of course I will be well again, if not better than ever. "Next year's tour, I want to assure fans, will be one big celebration," she added.

Her spokesman Rob Partridge said: "The disease has been quickly discovered by doctors in France -- where Marianne stays when not at home in Ireland -- and the prognosis for a return to full health is excellent. "Indeed, Marianne Faithfull is looking forward to playing the re-scheduled tour in 2007."

 

COMMENTS (9/17/06): Marianne Faithfull is named in the prediction list above. It is misspelled as "Faithful", missing the second "l."

 

Oscar winner Jack Palance dead at 87

POSTED: 0322 GMT (1122 HKT), November 10, 2006

Legendary actor Jack PalanceLOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Jack Palance, who won an Oscar with his comedic self-parody in 1991's "City Slickers," died Friday. He was 87, said spokesman Dick Guttman, and died of natural causes in his home in Montecito, California, surrounded by his family.

Known for hard, grizzled roles in numerous Westerns during his six-decade career, Palance gained a second wind of fame when he won the best supporting actor Oscar for playing Curly in "City Slickers."

The actor clutched his Oscar in one hand and dropped to the ground for a round of vigorous one-handed push-ups. The Academy Awards crowd laughed and applauded as he said, "That's nothing, really. As far as two-handed push-ups, you can do that all night, and it doesn't make a difference whether she's there or not." It was a magic moment that epitomized the actor's 40 years in films.

Always the iconoclast, Palance had scorned most of his movie roles. "Most of the stuff I do is garbage," he once told a reporter, adding that most of the directors he worked with were incompetent, too. "Most of them shouldn't even be directing traffic," he said.

Palance was born Vladimir Palaniuk in Pennsylvania. His family was Ukrainian and his father was a coal miner. He was a professional heavyweight boxer in the early 1940s, but his career in the ring was halted by a stint in the military. Palance was wounded in World War II and received a Purple Heart.

His acting break came after the war as Marlon Brando's understudy in "Streetcar Named Desire." He replaced Brando on stage as Stanley Kowalski, a working class construction worker with a fierce temper in Tennessee Williams' classic play.

According to the Internet Movie Database, Brando asked the actor if he would work with him on a punching bag but wound up with a sore nose when Palance missed the bag and hit the superstar. Palance's portrayal of Kowalski earned him a contract with 20th Century Fox, the IMDB says.

He went on to positive reviews in a film career that included "Young Guns" in 1988 and "Batman" in 1989. Palance also made guest appearances on numerous television shows, such as "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour," "Playhouse 90" and "Your Show of Shows."

Palance was nominated for an Academy Award in 1952 after portraying the ardent lover who stalks a terrified Joan Crawford in "Sudden Fear." In 1953, the Academy nominated him again for his role as Jack Wilson, the swaggering gunslinger who bullies peace-loving Alan Ladd into a barroom duel in the Western classic "Shane."

Palance also won an Emmy Award, for a role on "Playhouse 90," in 1957. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Rogers; two children by his first wife, Holly Palance and Brook Palance Wilding; his brother, John; sister, Anne Despiva; and three grandchildren.

 

COMMENTS (11/11/06): Jack Palance is named in the prediction list above.

 

Rock Hudson (d. 1985) - Rock, Ock, Hud, Ud, Son

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Ernie Hudson, Kate Hudson, Dean Stockwell, Sondra Locke, Oakley Stevenson, Kadeem Hardison, Laurie Anderson, Emily Robinson, June Allyson, Loni Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynn Anderson, Linda Harrison, Ted Danson, Richard Dawson, Mel Gibson, Kate Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Elle Macpherson, Florence Henderson, Jackie Mason, Lisa Nicole Carson, Tim Matheson, Jack Nicholson, Emma Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bronson Pinchot, Alison Krauss, Allison Parks, Harrison Ford, Jackson Browne, Jason Alexander, Jason Hervey, Jason Patric, Jason Priestley, Orson Bean, Wilson Cruz. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Latin singer Rocio Durcal dies at 61

By Leila Cobo
Reuters

Friday, March 31, 2006; 9:03 PM

Rocio Durcal: 'timeless'MIAMI (Billboard) - The passing of Rocio Durcal, the grand dame of Latin pop and Mexican song, is among the first deaths in a generation of singers who defined a golden, international era in Latin music. Durcal died March 25 in her home city of Madrid. She was 61.

Durcal's signature, throaty rasp straddled multiple genres and social classes. The singer's career spanned more than 40 years and 30 albums, with sales topping the 30 million mark, according to her label, Sony BMG.

Although Durcal's popularity peaked in the 1970s and 1980s, she remained a consistent seller -- even after she dropped out of the spotlight in the past year due to her struggle with cancer. Indeed, her last release, the greatest-hits album "Amor Eterno, Los Exitos," peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart in February.

Durcal was born in Spain and had success as a musical actress and ballad singer before trying her luck in Mexico in 1977. There, she radically switched styles, recording an album of rancheras by a then new composer named Juan Gabriel. His songs proved the perfect complement for her voice, and Durcal's renditions of tracks like "Tarde" and "Jamas me Cansare de Ti" became radio hits throughout Latin America, the United States and Spain.

Durcal would subsequently record music by top composers, including Rafael Perez Botija (who wrote her signature "La Gata Bajo la Lluvia"), Marco Antonio Solis, Bebu Silvetti and Roberto Livi, alternating between international pop and Mexican rancheras and garnering equal levels of success in both.

"She had a timeless, classic sound," says Kevin Lawrie, Sony BMG's president for the Latin region. "Being a Spaniard who embraced mariachi music and recorded with many of the biggest all-time Mexican stars puts her in a unique place in the hearts of Latin-Americans."

Durcal's string of early hits came at a time when a slew of artists, including Raphael, Jose Jose, Rocio Jurado and Juan Gabriel himself found pan-regional success. As with many of these singers, Durcal's acclaim and popularity carried on. During her career she performed alongside stars such as Julio Iglesias, Joan Manuel Serrat, Luis Miguel, Ricky Martin and Alejandro Sanz.

"Today is the beginning of the story, the legend of Rocio Durcal," Juan Gabriel said in a statement. "Thank you for having sung and recorded so many songs that I wrote for you with so much love."

Durcal is survived by her husband, Antonio Morales; three children, Carmen, Antonio and Shaila de los Angeles; and one grandchild.

 

Ashley Judd: I was treated for depression

Thursday, July 6, 2006 Posted: 1221 GMT (2021 HKT)

Ashley Judd: 'Much better now, thank you.'NEW YORK (AP) -- Ashley Judd says she spent 47 days in a Texas treatment facility for depression and other emotional problems, in an interview in Glamour magazine.

"I needed help," the 38-year-old actress tells the magazine in its August issue. "I was in so much pain."

Judd, the daughter of country music star Naomi Judd, says she entered the Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap in February for "codependence in my relationships; depression, blaming, raging, numbing, denying and minimizing my feelings."

"But because my addictions were behavioral, not chemical, I wouldn't have known to seek treatment. At Shades of Hope, my behaviors were treated like addictions. And those behaviors were killing me spiritually, the same as someone who is sitting on a corner with a bottle in a brown paper bag."

Judd says she was visiting her sister, singer Wynonna Judd, who was being treated for food addictions. "When (the counselors) approached me about treatment, they said, 'No one ever does an intervention on people like you. You look too good; you're too smart and together. But you (and Wynonna) come from the same family -- so you come from the same wound.' No one had ever validated my pain before. It was so profound," she says.

Judd says her childhood was a time of "complete and total chaos." She attended 13 schools in 12 years and lived alternately with her mother, grandmother and father. As a result, Judd says, she became "a hypervigilant child," striving to be perfect.

"A wonderful pastor once told me, 'Perfectionism is the highest order of self-abuse,"' she tells the magazine. "So now I try to remind myself that if I engage in perfectionism, I am abusing myself. Period."

Judd says her relationships, including her marriage to race-car driver Dario Franchitti, have improved. "It's so simple really: I was unhappy and now I'm happy," she says. "Now, even when I'm having a rough day, it's better than my best day before treatment."

Judd starred in 2002's "Frida" and 2004's "De-Lovely." Her upcoming films include "Bug," directed by William Friedkin and co-starring Harry Connick Jr.

 

COMMENTS (7/6/06): And isn't she just De-Lovely? Amazing how quickly rehab works. As can be seen from the above photo, Ashley is feeling much better now ... as long as her steady supply of Ecstasy remains uninterrupted, that is. Which brings to mind a story I once read regarding a certain nursery nurse discovered in a somewhat "elevated" state in a children's playground one late afternoon in winter ...

 

Actress and spokeswoman June Allyson dies

Monday, July 10, 2006 Posted: 2224 GMT (0624 HKT)

June AllysonLOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- June Allyson, the sunny on-screen "perfect wife" of James Stewart, Van Johnson and other movie leading men, has died, her daughter, Pamela Allyson Powell, said Monday. She was 88.

Allyson died Saturday at her home in Ojai, with her husband of nearly 30 years, David Ashrow, at her side, Powell said in a telephone interview. She died of pulmonary respiratory failure and acute bronchitis after a long illness, Powell said.

With typical wonderment, Allyson expressed surprise in a 1986 interview that she had ever become a movie star: "I have big teeth. I lisp. My eyes disappear when I smile. My voice is funny. I don't sing like Judy Garland. I don't dance like Cyd Charisse," she said. "But women identify with me. And while men desire Cyd Charisse, they'd take me home to meet Mom."

During World War II, American GIs pinned up photos of Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable, but June Allyson was the girl they wanted to come home to. Petite and blonde with fresh-faced optimism, she had the image of an ideal sweetheart and wife.

"I had the most wonderful last meeting with June at her house in Ojai. We had gotten lost in the car. She told me: 'I could wait for you forever,'" lifelong friend Esther Williams said. "We were such dear friends. I will miss her."

Allyson's real life belied the sunshiny image she presented in films of the '40s and '50s. As she revealed in her 1982 autobiography, she had an alcoholic father and was raised by a single mother in the Bronx. Her "ideal marriage" to actor-director Dick Powell was beset with frustrations. After Powell's cancer death in 1963, she battled breakdowns, alcoholism and a disastrous second marriage. She credited her recovery to Ashrow, her third husband, a pediatric dentist who became a nutrition expert.

Childhood accident

Born Eleanor Geisman in the Bronx on October 7, 1917, she was raised mostly by her mother. Ella was 6 when her alcoholic father left. Her mother worked as a telephone operator and restaurant cashier. At 8, a dead tree branch fell on her while she was bicycling.

Several bones were broken, and doctors said she would never walk again. She underwent months of swimming exercises and regained her health. "After the accident and the extensive therapy, we were desperate," Allyson wrote in her autobiography. "Sometimes Mother would not eat dinner, and I'd ask her why. She would say she wasn't hungry, but later I realized there was only enough food for one."

Broadway and beyond

June AllysonAfter graduating from a wheelchair to crutches to braces, Ella was inspired by Ginger Rogers' dancing with Fred Astaire. Fully recovered, she tried out for a chorus job in the Broadway show "Sing out the News." The choreographer gave her a job and a new name: Allyson, a family name, and June, for the month.

As June Allyson, she danced on stage in "Very Warm for May" and "Higher and Higher." For "Panama Hattie," she understudied Betty Hutton and subbed for her when Hutton got the measles. Her performance led to a role in "Best Foot Forward" in 1941. She made her feature film debut by repeating her role in the MGM musical, which starred Lucille Ball.

MGM signed her to a contract, and she appeared in small roles in "Thousands Cheer" and "Girl Crazy." In "Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944), her winsome beauty and bright personality connected with U.S. servicemen. She starred in "Music for Millions," "The Sailor Takes a Wife," "Two Girls from Boston" and "Good News."

Allyson appeared opposite Johnson in several films, and she was Stewart's wife in "The Stratton Story," "The Glenn Miller Story" and "Strategic Air Command."

Only once did she play an unsympathetic role, as a wife who torments husband Jose Ferrer in "The Shrike." It was a failure.

In 1945, Allyson married Powell, the crooner who turned serious actor, and then producer-director and television tycoon. The marriage seemed like one of Hollywood's happiest, but it was less than that, she wrote in 1982. She began earning big money after leaving MGM, "but it had little meaning to me because I never saw the money, and I didn't even ask Richard how much it was. ... It went into a common pot with Richard's money."

The couple separated in 1961, but reconciled and remained together until his death in 1963. They had two children: Pamela, who lives in Santa Monica; and Richard Keith Powell, who lives in Los Angeles.

A few months after Powell's death, Allyson married his barber, Glenn Maxwell. They separated 10 months later, and she sued for divorce, charging he hit her and abused her in front of the children and passed bad checks for gambling debts.

On October 30, 1976, she married David Ashrow, and they made their home in the wooded country above Ojai, between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. It was a very peaceful time for her, Powell said, because she and Ashrow were free to travel and spend time with family and their dogs.

Television roles, endorsements

After her film career ended in the late 1950s, Allyson starred on television as hostess and occasional star of "The Dupont Show with June Allyson." The anthology series lasted two seasons. In later years the actress appeared on television shows such as "Love Boat" and "Murder, She Wrote."

For the past 20 years, Allyson represented Kimberly-Clark Corp. in commercials for Depends adult diapers, and championed the importance of research in urological and gynecological diseases in seniors. "Mom was always so proud of representing a product that provided such a service to senior citizens, including at that time, her own mother," Powell said.

The company established the June Allyson Foundation in honor of her work. The actress' Web site is maintained by fans, Powell said. "For nearly 60 years, we have been hearing how much she meant to so many people from all over the world. She still gets fan mail from places like Germany and Holland. They send old photos. It was wonderful to us," Powell said.

In addition to Ashrow and her children, she is survived by her brother, Dr. Arthur Peters of Ventura, and her grandson, Richard Logan Powell of Los Angeles.

A private family memorial will be held in Ojai. A day of remembrance will be scheduled in the fall, Powell said.

 

COMMENTS (6/10/06): June Allyson is named in the prediction list above.

 

Legendary Australian rally driver Peter Brock dies in car crash

Earthtimes.org

Posted on : Fri, 08 Sep 2006 09:26:00 GMT |

Peter BrockSYDNEY: Australian motor racing legend Peter Brock was killed in a rally accident Friday, according to sports officials. Brock, 61, an iconic figure in Australia's sporting scene, lost control of his vehicle in a crucial hairpin bend in the Targa West rally in Western Australia and crashed into a tree, severely injuring himself and his co-driver. He died in a hospital a few hours later, officials said.

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) confirmed the mishap and Brock's death in a statement. It said the accident occurred at about 1.50 p.m., 30 kilometres north-east of Perth.

Brock had won Australia's touring car race at Bathurst for a record nine times and several other endurance racing titles. He got the nickname, King of the Mountain, for his successes in the Bathurst races. His first race win has been at Surgers Paradise on Australia's Gold Coast way back in 1973, riding a Holden Torana GTR XU. He had been an ardent fan of Holden cars, made by the Australian unit of General Motors Corp., driving various models for most part of his 25-year-old career. He had later opted for a Ford.

Brock is survived by three children.

According to eyewitnesses, he came down a steep section of road when he lost control on a left bend and hit the tree. His co-driver Mick Hone has been admitted in a hospital in a stable condition.

Brock was driving a high-powered silver Daytona coupe on wet bitumen. In an interview on Perth radio, he had said he had altered the Daytona's set-up for the rally to provide greater stability. The back of the car had been "sliding" around before the changes.

According to spectator, "the back end just slid out and that was it, it was all over."

CAMS said it will hold a full investigation into the crash.

One of Australia's best-loved motor racing figures, his death comes just days after the nation went into mourning over the death of environmentalist and TV presenter Steve Irwin, who died in a freak marine accident off Queensland.

 

COMMENTS (9/9/06): This was potentially a really bad year for anyone having a name that sounded like "Rock" (from Rock Hudson). Peter Brock had the entire "rock" in his last name. Also, "Peter" comes from "Pierre" which means "stone." The name sound is found in the base 7 influence from actress Pier Angeli. The negative connotation to having "rock" or "stone" in one's name is obvious ("dead as a rock," "stone cold dead," "headstone," etc). This may bode ill for someone like Sharon Stone someday (who has already had about five close calls since she was 13, most recently in 2001).

 

Ricky Nelson (d. 1985) - Rick, Ick, Icky, Kee, Nel, El, Son

Possible predictions (1/6/06): David Nelson, Willie Nelson, Craig T. Nelson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Kate Nelligan, Erika Remberg, Nick Nolte, Nick Cassavettes, Nicole Richie, Stevie Nicks, Grace Slick, Jason Gedrick. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

British Actress Kim Tserkezie Taken To Hospital Following Car Accident

Contactmusic.com

08/01/2006 14:17

Kim TserkezieBritish TV actress KIM TSERKEZIE was rushed to hospital on New Year's Day (01JAN06) following a car accident in Newcastle, England.

Wheelchair-bound Tserkezie, who plays PENNY POCKET in children's TV show BALAMORY, was travelling in a taxi with her 10-year-old son JAY when the vehicle sharply braked to avoid hitting another car.

Tserkezie, 31, was thrown from her wheelchair and was taken to the city's General Hospital. She suffered cuts and bruises; Jay was uninjured.

She says, "I'm so thankful to be alive. If we had hit the car in front of us, I probably would have gone through the windscreen.

 

Wilson Pickett dies of heart attack at 64

Friday, January 20, 2006 Posted: 0045 GMT (0845 HKT)

Soul legend found stardom in 1960s, trouble in later yearsRESTON, Virginia (AP) -- Wilson Pickett, the soul pioneer best known for the fiery hits "Mustang Sally" and "In The Midnight Hour," died of a heart attack Thursday in a Reston, Virginia, hospital, according to his management company. He was 64.

Chris Tuthill of the management company Talent Source said Pickett had been suffering from health problems for the past year. "He did his part. It was a great ride, a great trip, I loved him and I'm sure he was well-loved, and I just hope that he's given his props," Michael Wilson Pickett, the singer's son, told WRC-TV in Washington after his death.

Pickett -- known as the "Wicked Pickett" -- became a star with his soulful hits in the 1960s. "In the Midnight Hour" made the top 25 on the Billboard pop charts in 1965 and "Mustang Sally" did the same the following year. "A fellow Detroiter, Wilson Pickett was one of the greatest soul singers of all time."

Aretha Franklin said in a statement. "He will absolutely be missed. I am thankful that I got the chance to speak to him not too long ago."

Pickett was defined by his raspy voice and passionate delivery. But the Alabama-born Pickett got his start singing gospel music in church. After moving to Detroit as a teen, he joined the group the Falcons, which scored the hit "I Found a Love" with Pickett on lead vocals in 1962.

He went solo a year later, and would soon find his greatest success. In 1965, he linked with legendary soul producer Jerry Wexler at the equally legendary soul label Stax Records in Memphis, and recorded one of his greatest hits, "In the Midnight Hour," for Atlantic Records. A string of hits followed, including "634-5789," "Funky Broadway" and "Mustang Sally." His sensuous soul was in sharp contrast to the genteel soul songs of his Detroit counterparts at Motown Records.

Roger Friedman, a journalist and friend who featured Pickett in his 2002 documentary on soul greats, "Only the Strong Survive," said Pickett was "really Atlantic's answer to James Brown. He wrote his own songs ... he was very very musically adept, and look at his contribution -- look how many songs of his songs have been covered?" Friedman told The Associated Press on Thursday.

As Pickett entered a new decade, he had less success on the charts, but still had a few more hits, including the song "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You." "Like all these great legends of R&B, when disco came in, it really impacted their careers," Friedman said. "(But) what Americans don't realize is they have all continued to be incredibly popular in Europe -- every summer, touring Europe to incredible crowds."

Still, Pickett suffered through some tough times. In 1991, he was arrested for allegedly yelling death threats while driving a car over the mayor's front lawn in Englewood, New Jersey, and less than a year later was charged with assaulting his girlfriend.

In 1993, he was convicted of drunk driving and sentenced to a year in jail and five years' probation after hitting an 86-year-old man with his car. In 1987, he was given two years' probation and fined $1,000 for carrying a loaded shotgun in his car.

Besides his induction into the Hall of Fame in 1991, he was also given the Pioneer award by the Rhythm and Blues Foundation two years later. He also cast a long shadow and served as a role model in "The Commitments" in 1991, without appearing in the film.

"If I wasn't in show business I don't know what I would have been -- a wanderer or something, you know?" he said in a 2001 interview. "But God blessed me with the talent and the chance. I knocked on enough doors, and this is what I can give myself credit for."

Friedman said he had just spoken to Pickett last week and he seemed optimistic he would be able to put recent health troubles aside and perform again. "We had just a great talk," he said. "He really wanted to get back to business."

 

UK cult rocker Nikki Sudden dies in New York

"Pardon me, but I am Nikki Sudden ..."Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Posted: 1450 GMT (2250 HKT)

NEW YORK (Billboard) -- Cult British musician Nikki Sudden died Sunday after a show the night before at New York's Knitting Factory, Billboard.com has learned. He was 49.

No cause of death has been made public yet, according to Secretly Canadian label head Chris Swanson, whose company reissued 10 of Sudden's albums in recent years.

Always a prolific artist, Sudden had just completed a new solo album, "The Truth Doesn't Matter," and had a gig booked in London on Wednesday with his band the Jacobites. According to a post from longtime group member Dave Kusworth on Sudden's MySpace.com page, the show will go off as planned in memoriam to Sudden. "Nikki Sudden believed in rock'n'roll -- and how hard was that in this cold new millennium?," Kusworth wrote.

Sudden rose to fame with his brother Epic Soundtracks in Swell Maps, a late 1970s rock combo that has remained influential despite its brief lifespan. Soundtracks died of unknown causes in 1997.

In 1990, Sudden collaborated with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry on the album, "The Jewel Thief," which was later reissued as "Liquor, Guns & Ammo."

According to Secretly Canadian, Sudden was nearing completion on his autobiography, "The Last Bandit."

"It was a great honor to work with such a legendary figure, and his warmth and generosity of spirit will not be forgotten," Secretly Canadian said in a statement. "He was a good man in endless pursuit of his artistic dreams. We extend our deepest sympathies to his friends and family."

 

Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick dead at 51

Sunday, June 4, 2006 Posted: 0057 GMT (0857 HKT)

Vince Welnick: suicide?LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Vince Welnick, the Grateful Dead's last keyboard player and a veteran of several other bands, including the Tubes and Missing Man Formation, has died at age 51, the Grateful Dead's longtime publicist said.

Welnick died Friday, said Dennis McNally, who declined to release the cause. The Sonoma County coroner's office said Saturday that an autopsy would be performed next week. Welnick lived in the northern California town of Forestville, but McNally said he did not know if he died at home or in a hospital. "His service to and love for the Grateful Dead were heartfelt and essential. He had a loving soul and a joy in music that we were lucky to share," the group said in a statement on its Web site. "Our Grateful Dead prayer for the repose of his spirit: May the four winds blow him safely home."

With long, frizzy hair and tie-dyed clothes, Welnick clearly looked the part of a member of a band that was born in 1965 in San Francisco, then the cradle of the country's emerging psychedelic counterculture. But the fact was he was largely unfamiliar with the band's music when he joined the group in 1990, and he would recall afterward that he was so nervous he could barely play at his first show with them in Cleveland. He was quickly put at ease when the audience gave him a warm welcome.

"The big thing about Vince was that he had that fearlessness to be able to go and just jump into our madness and just operate on it like it was a normal, everyday procedure," Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart recalled Saturday. "A lot of people can play but with us they just don't know how to navigate. Our music is different." Hart recalled Welnick as not only a "nimble" keyboard player but also a fine background singer whose vocals added much to the group's songs. "He had this real high harmony. He could go where others couldn't," Hart said.

Welnick, who grew up in Phoenix, moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s with the Beans, which soon renamed itself the Tubes. After the group temporarily disbanded in the mid-1980s, he worked with Todd Rundgren before joining the Grateful Dead.

He was the last in a long line of Grateful Dead keyboardists, several of whom died prematurely, leading some of the group's fans to conclude that the position came with a curse.

He had replaced Brent Mydland, who died of a drug overdose in 1990. Mydland had succeeded Keith Godchaux, who died in a car crash shortly after leaving the band. Godchaux had replaced the band's original keyboard player, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, a heavy drinker who died in 1973 at age 27. McNally recalled that the legend of the curse took a lighthearted turn at Welnick's first performance with the Grateful Dead. "Just before he was to go on for the first time, one of the sound guys went over and sat down at Vince's seat in front of the piano and it collapsed under him," he said.

The fact was, though, that two other Grateful Dead keyboardists, Bruce Hornsby and Tom Constanten, survived the supposed curse just fine. Constanten worked with McKernan in the late 1960s, and Hornsby and Welnick played alongside one another for 18 months in the early 1990s.

The band retired the name Grateful Dead and quit touring after lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack in 1995. The death of the group's unofficial leader hit Welnick particularly hard, McNally recalled Saturday. "When he joined the Grateful Dead he really embraced the opportunity, both musically and emotionally," McNally recalled. "And to lose it within five years hurt him maybe worse than anybody else in the band."

In the years following Garcia's death the group's other longtime members have occasionally toured as The Other Ones or The Dead.

Welnick, who formed his own group, Missing Man Formation, occasionally went on the road himself and had been scheduled to perform later this month, according to his Web site.

Survivors include his wife, Lori.

 

Vince Welnick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vince Welnick (February 21, 1951 – June 2, 2006)

Allegations of suicide

The cause of death is reported but not confirmed to be suicide.

"Sonoma County sheriffs said he was taken, injured, from his home in rural Forestville near Santa Rosa, to a local hospital. He died there, police said. An unofficial spokesman at the Welnick home said, `It looks like he took his own life.' But that is not known for sure, he said."

He died on June 2, 2006.

 

Soap actor Benjamin Hendrickson commits suicide

'As the World Turns' vet, was 55

Monday, July 10, 2006 Posted: 1521 GMT (2321 HKT)

Benjamin Hendrickson HUNTINGTON, New York (AP) -- Benjamin Hendrickson, an Emmy Award-winning actor on the "As the World Turns" soap opera, committed suicide last week with a gunshot to the head, police said.

Suffolk County police officers, called by concerned neighbors to Hendrickson's Long Island home, said they found him dead in his bed on Monday, July 3. The news was widely released Friday evening.

Hendrickson, 55, was a member of the first graduating class of the Juilliard School of Drama, along with actors Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone.

He appeared on Broadway in the early 1980s as a replacement in the title role of "The Elephant Man" and in the 1984 revival of "Awake and Sing!" He played Chief of Detectives Hal Munson for more than 20 years on CBS' "As the World Turns," winning a Daytime Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in 2003.

His last air date on the show will be July 12.

 

COMMENTS (7/24/06): I have read that Benjamin Hendrickson lost his mother three years ago and had been severely depressed ever since. This was not a spontaneous suicide or something that emerged out of boredom, kicks, or any other number of stupifying reasons that young actors/actresses and singers (and a few older ones) have been killing themselves in recent years.

 

Chiemi Kai poses a final farewell before returning to her home and hanging herselfFormer singer Chiemi Kai who died at her home hanged herself

MSN-Mainichi Daily News

July 21, 2006

NARASHINO, Chiba -- Former singer Chiemi Kai who died at her home on Monday hanged herself, police said.

At around 6:40 a.m. on Monday, Kai, 43, whose real name is Chiemi Hasebe, was found hanged by her son at their home in Narashino, local police said.

After examining her body, police concluded that she committed suicide.

Kai had told acquaintances that she was tired and wanted to die even though no suicide note has so far been found.

It was initially announced that she died of a heart attack.

(Mainichi)

 

COMMENTS (7/24/06): Believe it or not, I couldn't find a colour or B&W photo of normal size (not thumbnail size) that didn't show Chiemi Kai in a bikini. This was the best one of the lot. The only *decent* photo is in black and white, looks worn, and is a low quality jpeg.

 

Terry Kath (d. 1978) - Tare, Terry, Ree, Kath

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Terri Garr, Terence Stamp, Terence Trent D'Arby, Carrie Fisher, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gloria Estefan, Marie Osmond, Mary McCormack, Mary Quant, Maria Ford, Maria Schneider, Mariel Hemingway, Marion Ross, Tori Amos, Valerie Curtin, Rex Reed, Al Green, Ben Vereen, Sean Connery, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Bates, Kathy Ireland, Kathy Mattea, Kathleen Beller, Kathleen Turner, Catherine Deneuve, Catherine McCormack, Catherine Mary Stewart, Catherine Zeta-Jones. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Sheryl Crow undergoes cancer surgery

Publicist: She'll also receive radiation, but doctors optimistic

Saturday, February 25, 2006 Posted: 0328 GMT (1128 HKT)

Doctors say singer Sheryl Crow's chances of beating breast cancer are excellent.(CNN) -- Although she split from cyclist Lance Armstrong, singer Sheryl Crow got a taste of what her ex-fiance went through during his battle against cancer. The Grammy Award winner underwent surgery Wednesday for "minimally invasive" breast cancer, and her prognosis is excellent, her publicist said Friday.

"I am inspired by the brave women who have faced this battle before me and grateful for the support of family and friends," Crow said in a written statement. "I am joining the more than 200,000 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year."

Crow, who turned 44 this month, will receive radiation treatments as a precaution, but her doctors are optimistic, Dave Tomberlin of Interscope Geffen A&M Records said in a statement.

She is postponing her North American tour scheduled for March and April, but Tomberlin said, "It is Sheryl Crow's intention to reschedule as much of the tour as reasonably possible."

The singer recently broke up with seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Crow and Armstrong announced their engagement in September, but issued a statement earlier this month saying, "We have made a very tough decision to split up." It would have been her first marriage and his second. Armstrong, 35, overcame testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain to become the most dominant athlete in cycling.

His seven straight Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005 are a race record. He retired after winning his last race, with Crow cheering him on.

 

Marie Osmond Hospitalized In Possible Suicide Bid, Overdose Debated

National LedgerMarie Osmond: suicide bid or accidental overdose? Denials reminiscent of Shelley Long's initial claims.

Aug 4, 2006

Marie Osmond was hospitalized in Utah - that much is certain. A report from the National Enquirer claims that Marie Osmond tried to commit suicide, but her rep, Amy Hawkes, told the Associated Press Wednesday that she was placed in the Utah hospital for a bad reaction to medication, not because of any suicide attempt.

"We deal with those tabloids all the time," Karl Engemann, Osmond's manager, told the AP. "You get tired of responding. It's like punching Jell-O." The rep added, "She basically had an adverse reaction to some medication she was taking and she blacked out."

According to TMZ Hawkes went as far as to confirm that Osmond spent two days in Timpanogos Regional Hospital, but disputed a report in the Aug. 14 issue of the Enquirer that Osmond, depressed over family problems, intentionally swallowed two bottles of pills and scribbled a suicide note with lipstick on her bathroom counter.

The tabloid said the drugs involved were Adderall, used for Attention Deficit Disorder, and Klonopin, an anti-anxiety drug. Hawkes declined to confirm that those were the drugs involved.

People reports that Osmond has been candid about her emotional struggles in the past. In 2001, she published a book, Behind the Smile: My Journey out of Postpartum Depression, about her struggle with the disease after the birth of her third child, Matthew.

 

COMMENTS (8/15/06): Marie Osmond is named in the prediction list above.

 

'My Sharona' drummer dead at 55

Bruce Gary also played with George Harrison, Bob Dylan

Thursday, August 24, 2006 Posted: 1400 GMT (2200 HKT)

The Knack drummer Bruce GaryLOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Bruce Gary, the rock drummer who worked with George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Stephen Stills but is best known as The Knack's original drummer -- the man who played on the group's No. 1 hit "My Sharona" -- has died. He was 55.

Gary died Tuesday at Tarzana Medical Center of lymphoma, said Helen Gary, the drummer's mother.

Besides Harrison, Dylan and Stills, he recorded with Cream's Jack Bruce, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Bette Midler, Yoko Ono, Harry Nilsson and The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger. Gary also worked with blues masters Albert Collins, Albert King and John Lee Hooker and toured with former Eagles member Randy Meisner and Spencer Davis.

He also co-produced a series of posthumous releases from Jimi Hendrix, including the "Blues" compilation.

Gary also produced the CD of drum samples "Bruce Gary's Drum Vocabulary." The drum loops are popular in professional and home recording studios where they can be added to any song.

The Knack was formed in 1978 and a year later hit it big with "My Sharona." The group's debut album "Get the Knack" sold 6 million copies, followed by a second album "... But the Little Girls Understand," which sold 2 million.

 

Teri Garr recovering after surgery -- Actress suffered an aneurysm on December 21

The Associated PressActress Teri Garr

January 3, 2006

LOS ANGELES - Teri Garr is recovering from surgery to repair an aneurysm she suffered at her home on Dec. 21, her publicist said Wednesday.

Doctors expect the actress, 58, to make a full recovery, Heidi Schaeffer said. Garr, who also suffers from multiple sclerosis, is alert and talking, Schaeffer added.

Garr has appeared in dozens of films and television shows, including “Friends,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

 

COMMENTS (1/4/07): Teri Garr is named in the prediction list above. "Teri" is mispelled "Terri" in the list. Although this is a 2007 report, the aneurysm occurred in 2006.

 

Bob Crane (d. 1978) - Bob, Cray, Ray, Crane, Rane

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Linda Gray. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Latin Songstress Soraya dies at 37

Latin Grammy winner Soraya had battled breast cancer

Thursday, May 11, 2006 Posted: 2116 GMT (0516 HKT)

SorayaMIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Colombian-American singer Soraya, who won a Latin Grammy for best female album in 2004 and worked to educate Hispanic women about breast cancer, died Wednesday after battling the disease. She was 37. She died in a Miami hospital, said Lorena Oriani, a spokeswoman for her record label, EMI Latin.

She was born in New Jersey to Colombian parents in 1969 and was found to have breast cancer in 2000. Her greatest hits were "Solo Por Ti" ("Only for You") and "Casi" ("Almost"), both released in 2003 on the album "Soraya." She was well known for integrating cumbia and flamenco music with her own style of pop-rock.

Besides her Latin Grammy in 2004, she won a Billboard Latin Music Spirit of Hope award that year. In 2005 she was nominated for a Latin Grammy for female pop vocal album for "El Otro Lado De Mi" ("My Other Side"). In a letter posted on her Web site Tuesday in Spanish, she wrote to her fans about her battle with cancer. She said she was sure her life was ending.

"I have not lost this battle, because I know the fight was not in vain," she said. "Instead, it will help end a larger battle, which is early detection to prevent this terrible disease."

Soraya's mother, grandmother and an aunt died of breast cancer, which encouraged her to inform Hispanic women about the disease. She joined the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and traveled all over Latin America to inform women about early breast cancer detection.

Soraya recorded "Por Ser Quien Soy" ("For Being Who I Am"), a song that reflects her experience with the disease.

 

Acclaimed vocalist Lorraine Hunt Lieberson dies at 52

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 Posted: 1335 GMT (2135 HKT)

A very nice photo of Lorraine HuntALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) -- Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, whose repertoire ranged from Baroque to the contemporary, has died.

She died Monday morning at her Santa Fe home with her husband, composer Peter Lieberson, at her side, said Richard Gaddes, general director of the Santa Fe Opera. She was 52.

The singer had battled breast cancer in recent years and canceled performances in 2005 and 2006 because of back problems. Her death shocked the music world because she often kept details about her health private, Gaddes said.

Nonetheless, he said she was in a class of her own. "Her voice was so extraordinarily beautiful," he said. "She was just an amazing musician and very serious about her work. She was towering, really."

The trade newspaper Musical America named her vocalist of the year in 2001.

A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Hunt Lieberson began her musical career as a violist and later became a recitalist, concert singer and operatic performer, according to her biography on the IMG Artists Web site. She met her husband at the Santa Fe Opera during the 1997 production of Peter Lieberson's "Ashoka's Dream," in which she played Triraksha.

'Be careful ! .... You're crushing me, you ox!'Laurent Naouri, a leading French baritone, said Tuesday from Santa Fe that the French likely will remember Hunt Lieberson for her representation of Phaedra in Rameau's "Hippolyte et Aricie."

"That was her big time, her big day," Naouri said of Hunt Lieberson's 1997 Baroque performance. "When she sang her character, people would forget all that is conventional in opera," Naouri said. "People would forget even her singing; they would just feel something so deep and true, and I think that's what opera ideally is meant to be. But I think it's very difficult to meet that level of commitment."

On the opera stage, Hunt Lieberson had excelled in roles as diverse as Ottavia (Monteverdi), Ariodante (Handel), Sesto (Mozart), Carmen (Bizet), Myrtle Wilson (Harbison) and Didon (Berlioz), according to IMG Artists, which represented her.

 

Tamara Dobson, 'Cleopatra Jones' actress dead

Actress Tamara DobsonPOSTED: 1157 GMT (1957 HKT), October 5, 2006

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- Tamara Dobson, the tall, stunning model-turned-actress who portrayed a strong female role as Cleopatra Jones in two "blaxploitation" films, has died.

Dobson, 59, died Monday of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis at the Keswick Multi-Care Center, where she had lived for the past two years, her publicist said.

At 6 feet, 2 inches tall, Dobson was striking as the kung-fu fighting government agent Cleopatra Jones in 1973. She reprised the role in 1975's "Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold." "She was not afraid to start a trend," said her brother, Peter Dobson, of Houston. "She designed a lot of the clothing that so many women emulated."

Dobson also appeared in "Come Back, Charleston Blue," "Norman, Is That You?" "Murder at the World Series" and "Chained Heat." She had TV roles in the early 1980s in "Jason of Star Command" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."

Dobson lived most of her adult life in New York, her family said. She was diagnosed six years ago with multiple sclerosis.

 

Keith Moon (d. 1978) - Kee, eeth, Moo, ooo, Moon, Une

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Keith Emerson, Yasmine Bleeth, Pat Boone, Reese Witherspoon. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

TV star Kuljeet Randhawa hangs herself to death

Tribune News Service

Mumbai, February 9, 2006

Kuljeet Randhawa favoured neck scarves ... to the very end.Television actress and model Kuljeet Randhawa (25) committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her apartment at Juhu in suburban Mumbai. According to the police, Randhawa was found hanging by her maid last night. Her body was discovered at 8.30 pm and was subsequently declared dead on admission to the Cooper Hospital.

A suicide note left behind by Kuljeet said she was taking the extreme step because she was fed up with “life’s pressures”.

Randhawa who won Gladrags pageant in 2001 went onto make it big in television serials like “Kohinoor”, “Hip Hip Hurray”, “Special Squad” and “Cats” apart from modelling for several top brands.

She had just acted in her first film “By Chance”, which is due for release. The police is likely to question her friend, Bhano, an actor. Though both were close, they had gotten into a major row, the police added.

 

COMMENTS (2/11/06): "I finally made the big time ... now I think I'll celebrate by hanging myself."

"Makes sense to me!"

 

Actress Lou Gish Dies After Cancer Fight, Aged 35

20th February 2006 - What's on Stage News

Lou GishActress Lou Gish passed away in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 20 February 2006) after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 35. Her death comes less than a year after that of her mother, the actress Sheila Gish, who was also a cancer victim (See News, 11 Mar 2005).

The daughter of Sheila Gish and Roland Curram, Lou Gish (who previously acted under the name Curram) was born on 27 May 1970. She was raised in London and originally saw herself as an artist rather than an actress. She trained in Camberwell and went on to gain a BA Honours at the Camberwell School of Art. However, a role in a fringe play in Paddington saw her land an agent, and this convinced her to follow in thespian footsteps of her family (which also included her stepfather, actor-director Denis Lawson). Over the course of her career she appeared on both stage and screen.

Gish’s last stage appearance was last summer as a “deliciously malevolent Goneril” to David Warner’s Lear in Steven Pimlott’s production of King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre, where she also appeared in the 1999 revival of Easy Virtue. In London, she was most recently seen in last year’s production of Tejas Verdes at the Gate, directed by Thea Sharrock.

Gish’s other stage credits included: Design for Living (Donmar Warehouse and West End), Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs (Hampstead and West End), Marlene (tour and West End), Les Parents Terribles (National), Look Back In Anger (Bristol Old Vic), The Duchess of Malfi (Salisbury Playhouse), The Talented Mr Ripley (Palace Theatre, Watford), The Slow Approach of Night (Arts Threshold Theatre) and Forget Herostratus (White Bear).

On film, Gish appeared in Bent for Channel 4 Films and Eight for Eight Thirty for NFTS, which won three 1994 Short Film Festival Awards. On television, she has been seen in Wire in the Blood, Without Motive and The Vice for ITV, Coupling and Hope and Glory for the BBC, Microsoap for the BBC and Disney (which won the 1999 BAFTA and RTS award for Best Children’s Drama Series), Holding the Baby II for Granada, Game On for Hatrick and the BBC and Dead at Thirty for Channel 4. She has also had roles in EastEnders, New Tricks, Casualty, The Playground, Doctors and Shadow Play and, on radio, in I’ll Find You and Les Parents Terribles.

Her agent, Peter Brooks of CAM, told Whatsonstage.com today: “Speaking for myself and all at CAM, we are desperately sad today.” Alan Finch, executive director of Chichester Festival Theatre, added: "We are shocked and saddened by Lou’s death.

She was a wonderful actress and was tremendously brave, returning to Chichester to perform in King Lear last summer after the then recent death of her mother. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time."

 

Keith Richards Hospitalized in New Zealand

Associated Press

Apr 29 9:43 AM US/Eastern

WELLINGTON, New Zealand"Oh, me crown...!"

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards suffered a mild concussion while vacationing in Fiji and was flown to a New Zealand hospital for treatment, a band spokeswoman said Saturday.

Media reports said Richards fell out of a palm tree and remained hospitalized in Auckland. Richards, 62, suffered a mild concussion while on holiday in Fiji earlier this week and was flown to New Zealand, band spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement.

"Following treatment locally and as a precautionary measure, he flew to a hospital accompanied by his wife, Patti, for observation," Curtis said. The statement did not elaborate on Richards' condition. But media reports in Australian and New Zealand said Richards hurt his head after falling out of a palm tree at an exclusive Fiji resort and remained hospitalized in Auckland.

Newspapers in the Fairfax media group reported in their Sunday editions that Richards was flown to Auckland's Ascot Hospital on Thursday after the accident. Steve Kirby, duty manager at the Ascot Hospital, would not comment on whether Richards was a patient there, citing the hospital's privacy policy.

The Fijilive.com news Web site reported that the accident was believed to have happened at Fiji's exclusive Wakaya Club resort.

Salesi Finau of the resort told The Associated Press that Richards and his wife recently stayed at the resort for about a week but would not say when they left. Finau also refused to comment on the reports Richards had an accident. "I am sorry, I do not have any comment on that," he said.

The Rolling Stones played a concert in Wellington on April 18 as part of their "A Bigger Bang" world tour. According to the band's Web site, the Stones' next scheduled concert is at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, followed by 34 more dates across Europe.

 

COMMENTS (5/3/05): Man, does this dude ever look rough (not to mention a bit insane)?? Great photo!

 

Keith Richards brain op

By GORDON SMART
Deputy Showbiz Editor

The Sun Online

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

"Oh, me crown...!"ROLLING Stone Keith Richards is due to have his skull drilled after suffering a brain haemorrhage falling from a palm tree, The Sun can reveal.

The rock wildman, 62, has been told by doctors he needs to have blood drained from his brain after bashing his head in the tumble in Fiji last week.

Keith was originally diagnosed with mild concussion. But he continued to complain of dull headaches and tests revealed a small haemorrhage.

A close pal said last night: “Keith’s accident has turned out worse than everybody feared. “After the tests doctors decided they should drain his skull. It has given him a scare but he has been told that he should make a full recovery once it’s done.”

Keith had the accident as he and bandmate Ronnie Wood tried to climb the tree to get coconuts at a luxury resort.

Keith lost his grip and plunged back down to the ground. The guitar hero was flown 1,500 miles to Ascot Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife Patti Hansen for tests.

He was discharged yesterday and faces having the op at another hospital.

Now pals reckon the incident will help him finally change his hellraising ways. He has already vowed to quit booze and cigarettes.

“Keef” had gone to Fiji's exclusive Wakaya Club resort after playing with the Stones at Wellington, New Zealand, two weeks ago as part of their Bigger Band world tour.

If all goes well, he is expected to be fully fit in time for the European leg of the tour which kicks off in Barcelona on May 27.

 

Gig Young (d. 1978) - Gig, Ig, Young, Yun, Ung

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Iggy Pop, Diana Rigg, Twiggy Lawson, Jason Biggs, Patricia Wettig, Lou Ferrigno, Neil Young. Additional predictions: (6/6/06): Beyonce.

 

Jim Morrison (d. 1971) - Jim, More, Or, Ris, Son

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Jimmy Dean, Jim Nabors, Jimmy Page, Demi Moore, Mandy Moore, Rita Moreno, Rebecca DeMornay, Morgan Freeman, Morgan Fairchild, Paris Hilton, Cloris Leachman. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Not the Bash Paris Expected at Nightclub

From Associated Press

9:26 AM PDT, October 4, 2006

Paris celebrates shortly before getting bashed in the faceParis Hilton claimed former beauty queen Shanna Moakler punched her in the face at a Hollywood nightclub early this morning, police and Hilton's publicist said.

Moakler contended she was attacked by Hilton's ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos, who bent her wrists, poured a drink on her and shoved her down some stairs, Moakler publicist Susan Madore said.

Hilton, 25, and Moakler, 31, both filed police reports alleging battery, police Officer Karen Smith said.

The hotel heiress said she was struck around 1 a.m., shortly after arriving at Hyde nightclub with Niarchos, her publicist Elliot Mintz told The Associated Press.

Mintz said Hilton told him Moakler walked up to his client, "used the most vile of language" and then struck Hilton in the jaw with her fist. Hilton claimed the alleged attack was unprovoked.

Madore said Moakler, Miss USA in 1995 and a "Dancing With the Stars" contestant this season, exchanged profanities with Hilton when Niarchos stepped in and threatened to beat her.

Police took pictures of Moakler and Hilton at the station, Smith said, and will speak with witnesses at the club as part of their investigation.

Hilton and Moakler's ex-husband, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, were recently linked romantically in tabloid reports.

Mintz said the two were "just friends."

 

COMMENTS (10/16/06): Paris Hilton is named in the prediction list above.

 

Pier Angeli (d. 1971) - Peer, Ear, Ann, Ang, Gel, Lee, Angel

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Angelina Jolie, Angela Cartwright, Angie Dickinson, Alvin Lee, Sheryl Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Majors, Lee Trevino, Lisa Kudrow, Holly Hunter, Kylie Minogue, Lily Tomlin, Natalie Maine, Sally Struthers, Shelley Duvall, Shelley Long, Shelley Winters, Talia Shire, Lauren Holly, Season Hubley, Carol Lynley, Liza Minnelli, Valerie Bertinelli, Charlize Theron. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Child Star Drake Bell Injured in Car Crash

Hollywood.com

Child star Drake BellMonday, January 02, 2006

HOLLYWOOD - Child star Drake Bell spent New Year recovering from a fractured neck after he was involved in a car accident in California.

The star of Nickelodeon TV series Drake & Josh was taken to hospital in Santa Monica after his Ford Mustang collided with a Mercedes on the Pacific Coast Highway on Friday. The actor was later transferred to the UCLA Medical Center in Westwood.

Bell's injuries are severe, but are not believed to be life-threatening, according to entertainment news Web site TMZ.com.

The young actor has a fractured neck, broken jaw and facial lacerations. He will start 2006 undergoing both dental and plastic surgery.

In a statement, Bell says he "appreciates all the calls and support" and tells fans not to worry.

 

Actress Shelley Winters dead at 85

Saturday, January 14, 2006 Posted: 2245 GMT (0645 HKT)

Actress Shelley WintersBEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) -- Shelley Winters, the forceful, outspoken star who graduated from blond bombshell parts to dramas, winning Academy Awards as supporting actress in "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "A Patch of Blue," has died. She was 85.

Winters died of heart failure early Saturday at The Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, her publicist Dale Olson said. She had been hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack.

The actress sustained her long career by repeatedly reinventing herself. Starting as a nightclub chorus girl, advanced to supporting roles in New York plays, then became famous as a Hollywood sexpot.

A devotee of the Actors Studio, she switched to serious roles as she matured. Her Oscars were for her portrayal of mothers. Still working well into her 70s, she had a recurring role as Roseanne's grandmother on the 1990s TV show "Roseanne."

In 1959's "The Diary of Anne Frank," she was Petronella Van Daan, mother of Peter Van Daan and one of eight real-life Jewish refugees in World War II Holland who hid for more than a year in cramped quarters until they were betrayed and sent to Nazi death camps. The socially conscious Winters donated her Oscar statuette to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

In 1965's "Patch of Blue," she portrayed a hateful, foul-mouthed mother who tries to keep her blind daughter, who is white, apart from the kind black man who has befriended her.

Ever vocal on social and political matters, Winters was a favored guest on television talk shows, and she demonstrated her frankness in two autobiographies: "Shelley, Also Known as Shirley" (1980) and "Shelley II: The Middle of My Century" (1989).

She wrote openly in them of her romances with Burt Lancaster, William Holden, Marlon Brando, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable and other leading men. "I've had it all," she exulted after her first book became a best seller. "I'm excited about the literary aspects of my career. My concentration is there now."

Typically Winters, she also had a complaint about her literary fame: While reviewers treated her book as a serious human document, she said, talk show hosts Phil Donohue and Johnny Carson "only want to know about my love affairs."

Winters, whose given name was Shirley Schrift, was appearing in the Broadway hit "Rosalinda" when Columbia Pictures boss Harry Cohn offered her a screen test. A Columbia contact and a new name -- Shelley Winters -- followed, but all the good roles at the studio were going to Jean Arthur in those days.

Winters' early films included such light fare as "Knickerbocker Holiday," "Sailor's Holiday," "Cover Girl," "Tonight and Every Night" and "Red River." When her contract ended, Winters returned to New York as Ado Annie in "Oklahoma!"

She would soon be called back and signed to a seven-year contract at Universal, where she was transformed into a blonde bombshell. She vamped her way through a number of potboilers for the studio, including "South Sea Sinner," with Liberace as her dance-hall pianist, and "Frenchie," as wild saloon owner Frenchie Fontaine, out to avenge her father's murder.The only hint of her future as an actress came in 1948's "A Double Life" as a trashy waitress strangled by a Shakespearian actor, Ronald Colman. The role won Colman an Oscar.

"A Place in the Sun" in 1951 brought her first Oscar nomination and established her as a serious actress. She desperately sought the role of the pregnant factory girl drowned by Montgomery Clift so he could marry Elizabeth Taylor. The director, George Stevens, rejected her at first for being too sexy. "So I scrubbed off all my makeup, pulled my hair back and sat next to him at the Hollywood Athletic Club without his even recognizing me because I looked so plain. That got me the part," she recalled in a 1962 interview.

Winters received her final Oscar nomination, for 1972's "The Poseidon Adventure," in which she was one of a handful of passengers scrambling desperately to survive aboard an ocean liner turned upside down by a tidal wave. By then she had put on a good deal of weight, and following a scene in which her character must swim frantically she charmed audiences with the line: "In the water I'm a very skinny lady."

Although she was in demand as a character actress, Winters continued to study her craft. She attended Charles Laughton's Shakespeare classes and worked at the Actors Studio, both as student and teacher. She appeared on Broadway as the distraught wife of a drug addict in "A Hatful of Rain" and as the Marx Brothers' mother in "Minnie's Boys."

Among her other notable films: "Night of the Hunter," "Executive Suite," "I Am a Camera," "The Big Knife," "Odds Against Tomorrow," "The Young Savages," "Lolita," "The Chapman Report," "The Greatest Story Ever Told," "A House Is Not a Home," "Alfie," "Harper," "Pete's Dragon," "Stepping Out" and "Over the Brooklyn Bridge."

 

COMMENTS (1/14/06): Shelley Winters is named in the prediction list above.

 

Angelina Jolie collapses and cracks her head on movie set

The Daily Record

19 January 2006

Angelina JoliePREGNANT Angelina Jolie sparked a health scare when she collapsed and cut her head.

Boyfriend Brad Pitt is said to be "worried sick" about the star and doctors have put her on a "high-risk pregnancy alert".

Jolie, who is five months pregnant, collapsed in the Dominican Republic, where she has been spending long days filming The Good Shepherd. Doctors have warned her she must cut back on her gruelling schedule for her and the baby's sake.

A source said: "She looks really frail and she's pale and gaunt. Brad has been trying to persuade her to go on a bed rest, but she won't hear any of it. "Brad doesn't want to leave her side and is clucking around her like a mother hen."

According to the source, doctors have told Tomb Raider star Jolie that she must have an adult with her at all times, in case she collapses again.

Dr Steven Goldstein, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology in New York, warned: "She maybe pushing herself too hard. She needs to listen to the ebb and flow of her body's rhythms - how she's feeling and what it's telling her."

The source said Jolie had suffered violent morning sickness, dizzy spells and fainting. The source added: "It sounds like Angelina has high blood sugar and is anaemic. She's working with a nutritionist and taking supplements. Brad is really the mothering kind and he's not going to let anything happen to her or the unborn baby."

Jolie, 30, announced last week that she is expecting Pitt's baby. It will be the couple's first biological child.

Concerns arose about the actress last week when pictures from the Dominican Republic showed her looking unhealthily slight.

As well as her filming commitments, Jolie prides herself on being a hands-on mum to her two adopted kids.

Pitt, 42, who was previously married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, has applied to become the legal guardian of Maddox, four, who is from Cambodia, and baby Zahara, from Ethiopia.

 

COMMENTS (1/20/06): Angelina Jolie is named in the prediction list above.

 

Angelina Jolie Faints For Third Time In India On set of 'A Mighty Heart'

Lowri Williams
Entertainmentwise.com

24/10/2006" ........."

Actress Angelina Jolie caused a panic in India recently when she fainted on the set of her current film ‘A Mighty Heart’.

The incident occurred while Jolie was filming an emotional scene for the film that tells the story of the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl.

According to The Bosh a source said: “Angie literally collapsed while she was filming it,”

"Angelina threw herself into it and was overcome with emotion."

This was not the first time Jolie had fainted while in India, sources reports that this was the third time Jolie had fainted in just three days.

The first fainting spell occurred just minutes after she, Brad and son Maddox took a highly public ride in a rickshaw.

A source said: "Brad said he was talking to Angelina, and the next thing he knew, she'd collapsed onto the floor,"

"She just fainted. He sat her up and got her some water, and she seemed fine, but Brad says it frightened the life out him."

"Brad said Angelina fainted the next day while just getting out of bed! She was out for only seconds - but she was out cold."

What is wrong with her?

 

COMMENTS (10/25/06): Again, Angelina Jolie is named in the prediction list above. This is her second serious mishap.

 

Angelina Jolie's al-Qaeda fear

24dash.com

Angelina Jolie is stressed out by death threats and fainting spells30/10/2006 - 11:42:14 AM

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are living in fear of an al-Qaeda attack, it has been reported.

Brad and Angelina are currently in India shooting 'A Mighty Heart' - a story about American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and later executed by al-Quaeda terrorists in Pakistan in 2002.

British security experts reportedly rushed to Pune, India, earlier this week, after being alerted by neigbouring Pakistan that the couple might be targeted because of the political nature of the film.

A source told the National Enquirer: "These former SAS men arrived to aid American bodyguards already watching over the superstars and their three children. The authorities genuinely feared that the star couple could be prime targets for terrorists."

The terror fear is also said to be the reason behind the decision to shoot the movie in Pune, as opposed to Pakistan, where the events actually took place.

 

Shannen Doherty in car crash

Associated Press

February 15, 2006 - 11:15AM

Shannen Doherty: attempted suicide by car?Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty has been bruised and cut on her thigh during a crash on a highway that sent another motorist to the hospital.

Doherty was behind the wheel of a Range Rover making a left turn onto Pacific Coast Highway at 10:17 a.m. (18:17 GMT) yesterday when there was a collision with a Ford Mustang, Lt. Steve Wilson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said today.

James Warren Paul, the driver of the Mustang, was taken by ambulance to Santa Monica Hospital, the lieutenant said. The extent of Paul's injuries weren't known, Wilson said, and the hospital would only say no one by that name was admitted.

Doherty, 34, complained of pain after the crash but she refused to go in an ambulance, her New York publicist Leslie Sloane said. "She went in a private car to Cedars-Sinai (Medical Centre). She refused to go in an ambulance. She was examined in the emergency room for thigh bruises and cuts," Sloane said.

Doherty was resting comfortably at home Tuesday. "She's in pain a little bit," Sloane said. "Her left side is a little messed up, to use her words."

Wilson said investigators listed Doherty as "the party most at fault," but Sloane noted there were no citations.

Doherty was arrested for drunken driving in 2001 and ordered to serve five days on a work-release program after pleading no contest to the misdemeanour charge. Doherty starred in television's Beverly Hills 90210 and the first three seasons of Charmed.

Her films include Heathers and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

 

COMMENTS (2/16/06): Shannen Doherty is yet another former child star. Could this have been attempted suicide by car? See "Child Star Commits Suicide" prediction on 2006 (Part One).

 

Google Answers: Model Angela Devi dead?
http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=717242

From: darkheineken-ga

Angela Devi appraising the potential strength of two ceiling hooks10 Aug 2006 23:32 PDT

from police report

"Angela S. Dhingra (aka "Angela Devi"), 30 years of age, hanged herself at the 7498 E. Christmas Cholla Dr. property that she had occupied since January of this year. Her body was discovered by the Scottsdale Police at approximately 10:15 A.M. (March 31, 2006). The last known time anyone spoke with her was the night before.

"The presence of rigor mortis in the body indicates that she likely committed suicide between four and twelve hours prior to its discovery. This places the actual suicide some time between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. or thereabouts. The fact that the heater was on in the home (in Arizona in the spring) seems strongly indicative that the suicide occurred in the late evening or very early morning hours.

"Angela left a very brief suicide note to her parents and family in which she apologized for the embarrassment she had caused her family the previous week (a note which apparently perplexed her brother when the police questioned him about it).

"She hanged herself in the living room, which is directly adjacent to the stairwell of the two story house. She used a belt from a robe, tied tightly around her neck.

The belt was attached to two hooks mounted in the ceiling, one of which was completely pulled out of the ceiling in the process. There was a footstool lying on its side near her body, which she likely pushed over in her suicide.

"The police discovered her lifeless body lying on its side in a fetal position in the corner of the living room. There was a small, likely post mortem wound to her thigh, which was most likely caused by hitting the carpeted landing for the stairs as she fell. Lividity was consistent with the position of the body when the police discovered it. Petichial hemorrhaging of the eyes also indicates asphyxiation as the most likely cause of death.

"Further investigation of the home revealed that she had also taken a large quantity of Xanax (possibly as many as 115 individual 0.5mgtablets)."

As it may be seen on the Police Report, found at the following links...

http://www.lukeisback.com/images/images/angeladevi.pdf (Report - Page 1)
http://www.lukeisback.com/images/images/angeladevi2.pdf (Narrative - Page 1)
http://www.lukeisback.com/images/images/angeladevi3.pdf (Narrative - Page 2)
http://www.lukeisback.com/images/images/angeladevi4.pdf (Narrative - Page 3)
http://www.lukeisback.com/images/images/angeladevi7.pdf (Kind of Conclusion)
http://www.lukeisback.com/images/images/angeladevi8.pdf (Diagram of Scene)

 

Angela Devi (30) committed suicide by Asphyxiation using a plaid flannel belt

Angela Devi: FinitoMyDeathSpace.com

Published: Oct 19, 2006

Angela Devi (30)
Date: March 31, 2006
Suicide by: Asphyxiation
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

On April 1, 2006, rumors began circulating that AngelaDevi.com had displayed an announcement that Devi had died and that the site was no longer available to new members. Within 24 hours the announcement of her death had been removed, but the site remained unavailable to new members, ultimately closing on April 30, 2006. Few claim actually seeing the notice, but most fans did see a message stating that the site would not be accepting new members, and will be closing on April 30th, as it did. The domain's DNS records were removed shortly thereafter, but have since been restored and are redirecting to Foxes.com.

On August 6, 2006 Lukeisback.com, a website specializing in the the gossip and the behind-the-scenes activities of the porn industry, posted copies of the police report, filed April 1, 2006, on Angela's death.

Angela's body was found inside her residence in Scottsdale, Arizona at approximately 10:17 am on March 31, 2006. The official cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation. A garbage bag in the kitchen was found to contain "a glass with a straw and several empty Xanax packages. The empty packages previously contained 115 0.5 mg pills that were unaccounted for."

Read all about it! Read all about it! Read all about it! Read all about it! Read all about it! Read all about it. Nyuh! Nyuh! Nyuh! Read what people are saying about Angela Devi's suicide. 'Hey, Angie, what were you thinking?' 'Screw that! I just wonder if she was naked when she did it!' 'Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh.....!'

 

Indie actress suicide shocker, Adrienne Shelly dead at 40

By Stone Martindale
Monsters and Critics.com

Nov 3, 2006, 15:59 GMT

Actress Adrienne ShellyNEW YORK - Indie actress, screenwriter and director Adrienne Shelly was found hanging from a shower rod in the bathtub of her Greenwich Village apartment by her husband, who cried out, "Why? Why?" cops and witnesses said, reported the New York Post.

Adrienne Shelly, 40, apparently killed herself, police said, but added they're examining other aspects as well. In a prophetic interview, Shelly told a magazine in 1996 how her father rebuffed talent agents hoping to sign her up as a child actress by telling them, "I will not have my daughter jumping out of a window when she's 30." Reports People magazine.

Shelly recently appeared this year in the film "Factotum," starring Matt Dillon, was on the verge of releasing her latest directorial effort, a film called "Waitress," when she died Wednesday.

Born Adrienne Levine, she was a master at deadpan comic delivery and early lead roles in two Hal Hartley-directed films set on her native Long Island - "The Unbelievable Truth" and "Trust," both cult classics reports the Post.

The Post reports that she left no note, and police were investigating shoe prints in the bathtub that did not match Shelly's shoes.

 

ACTRESS ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUND 'HANGED'

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Actress Adrienne Shelly03/11/2006 12:33

American actress ADRIENNE SHELLY was found dead at her New York City apartment on Wednesday (01NOV06) in what appears to be a suicide. She was 40.

Shelly was discovered hanging from a bedsheet by her husband ANDY OSTROY, according to the New York Daily News. Police found no evidence of foul play.

Shelly - real name ADRIENNE LEVINE - was best known for her appearances in the HAL HARTLEY movies THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH and TRUST. Agent RACHEL SHEEDY says, "She was an incredibly sweet and talented and generous woman." Police officers are awaiting an autopsy report before deciding whether to continue with investigations. Shelly is survived by her husband and three-year-old daughter SOPHIE.

 

COMMENTS (11/6/06): Unquestionably a PREDICTION FULFILLED. See comments under "Has-Been Actress Commits Suicide" prediction on 2006 (Part Three).

UPDATE (same day): Been checking the forums. Yeah, she was a "has-been," but a well-loved one. People keep talking about how they loved her old films, how famous and beautiful she was 15 years ago or so, some wondering what she had been doing more recently, one person saying how wrinkled up she looked for 40, etc. Only a few seemed aware she had a new film out. The gist of conversations seemed to be about reminiscence: Adrienne Shelly in the past and not very much in the present. Finding very many decent images of her on Google was somewhat frustrating too.

 

Brooklyn Man Charged With Murdering Actress Adrienne Shelly

Nov 6, 2006 8:53 pm US/Eastern

Actress Adrienne Shelly ... murdered?(CBS/AP) NEW YORK Prosecutors have charged a man with murdering actress Adrienne Shelly, who was found hanging from a shower rod in her West Village office last Wednesday, CBS 2 News has learned. Sources tell CBS 2’s Ti-Hua Chang a construction worker has allegedly confessed to the crime.

Police have charged 19-year-old Diego Pillco, of the 300-block of Prospect Avenue in Brooklyn, with second degree murder.

Sources tell CBS 2’s Ti-Hua Chang that Pillco, a construction worker, apparently confessed to the crime.

Pillco allegedly punched the 5-foot-2 actress after she complained about the noise he was making in the West Village apartment building where her office is located, killing her.

He then allegedly admitted to dragging the body up to her office, and positioning her in the shower to make her death look like a suicide.

The medical examiner's office had not yet ruled whether the death of the petite actress best known for her roles in the Hal Hartley films "Trust" and "The Unbelievable Truth" was a homicide or a suicide.

Police had been hesitant to label the case a suicide after no suicide note was found and sneaker prints that didn't match Shelly's shoes were found in the bathtub.

Shelly, whose birth name was Adrienne Levine, was found by her husband, Andy Ostroy, Wednesday evening hanging from a shower rod in the bathtub of a Greenwich Village apartment which she uses as her office.

Ostroy released a statement to the media on Monday night:

"My wife's senseless death is devastating to me, our families and friends. We are incredibly grateful to the New York City Police Department for their dedication, professionalism and tenacity in following up on every lead in this case.

"We appreciate the outpouring of support we've received. Her fans and the film community knew Adrienne as an award-winning actor, screenwriter and director, but her most enduring legacy is our wonderful daughter. To those closest to her, she was the best mother and step-mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend anyone could ask for.

"My comfort is now our young daughter and my other children who have been incredibly supportive. We hope everyone will respect that this is a difficult and private time for our family."

Shelly, who was born in Queens and grew up on Long Island, also had a 3-year-old daughter Sophie.

 

Actress Was Killed in Hanging Meant as Cover-Up, Officials Say -- Police Investigators Call It "One of the Most Macabre Killings in Memory"

By THOMAS J. LUECK and AL BAKER
Adrienne ShellyNew York Times

November 8, 2006

He told detectives that he had hit her in the face and had thought she was dead. So, the police said, he wrapped a sheet around her neck and hanged her from a shower curtain rod, figuring that the police would think suicide. But he was wrong on both counts.

It was the hanging that killed Adrienne Shelly, a radiant Manhattan actress and a devoted mother, the authorities said yesterday. And it was the ruse of a fake suicide that ultimately led detectives to the man charged with killing her.

Such was the courtroom revelation at the arraignment of Diego Pillco, 19, an illegal immigrant from Ecuador who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ms. Shelly, 40, last week. The case has given pause to even the most experienced police investigators, who call it one of the most macabre killings in memory.

"This woman did not die from a strike to the head," said Marit DeLozier, an assistant Manhattan district attorney, speaking at the arraignment before Judge Brenda S. Soloff in Manhattan Criminal Court.

"The medical examiner has made it crystal clear that the victim died from compression to the neck," Ms. DeLozier said.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner, said that a final determination of the cause of death would require further study. She said she was not contradicting what Ms. DeLozier said in court, but just pointing out that additional scientific analysis was necessary.

"As we frequently do in homicide investigations, we are providing guidance to the police and the prosecutors to enable them to determine what further steps they may need to take,” she said. She said that work may be completed as soon as today.

A veteran homicide investigator, who was not authorized to comment on the case and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said: “It’s really kind of bizarre. Usually, if it’s something they’re going to try to hide, they’re pretty sure the person is dead.

“And he almost got away with it, too,” the investigator said.

Mr. Pillco, a construction worker who speaks little English, entered no plea, and did not utter a word before Judge Soloff. A slight man, dressed in jeans, sneakers and a sweatshirt, he was remanded without bail to Rikers Island. He was represented at the arraignment by Thomas Klein, a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society. After the hearing, Mr. Klein declined to comment on the case.

The court appearance came six days after the body of Ms. Shelly, who was also a screenwriter and director, was found by her husband in the bathroom of a West Village apartment that she used as an office. A bedsheet had been tied around her neck, and she had been hanged from a shower curtain rod.

Investigators at first suspected suicide, a theory rejected by Ms. Shelly’s family and friends, who said that her life was filled with promise and that she was devoted to her 3-year-old daughter.

Ultimately, investigators said, Mr. Pillco admitted under questioning by detectives that he had been working in a third-floor apartment beneath Ms. Shelly’s, that she had complained about construction noise, and that their confrontation had convulsed into violence, ending in Ms. Shelly’s death.

Yesterday, details of the case emerged, including the chain of events that detectives say was described to them by Mr. Pillco. They include Mr. Pillco’s account of being slapped by Ms. Shelly and pleading with her not to call the police before he hit her in the face, dragged her into the bathroom and strung her from the shower curtain rod.

Acquaintances of Mr. Pillco, who had been living in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, described him as an energetic and respectful young man who was struggling with the physical rigors of his job and the disorientation of his illegal immigrant status.

“I still don’t think he could do something like this,” said Frank Diaz, a resident of the building on Prospect Avenue where Mr. Pillco lived in a cramped basement space with two other Ecuadorean construction workers.

Ms. Shelly, a native of Queens, had appeared in several films, including “The Unbelievable Truth,” “Trust” and “Factotum,” and used the apartment where she was killed, at 15 Abingdon Square, as a base for film writing and other projects.

According to a law enforcement official, detectives responding to the scene of the killing last Wednesday saw no signs of a struggle, but seized upon one clue that could not be explained: a footprint on the cover of a toilet beneath the curtain rod where Ms. Shelly had been hanged.

Adrienne ShellyThe official said detectives thought the footprint might have been left by a firefighter or emergency responder, but no match could be found. After canvassing the building, and finding that the apartment below Ms. Shelly’s was being renovated, he said, the detectives encountered a worker who said he thought Mr. Pillco had been working there. After tracking down Mr. Pillco, he said, the detectives found a Reebok sneaker in his apartment that matched the crime scene footprint, and brought him in for questioning.

According to Mr. Pillco’s account, the police official said, the confrontation with Ms. Shelly began about 9:30 a.m. after she went downstairs to complain about the noise. Sharp words were exchanged, and Mr. Pillco threw a hammer, but it did not hit Ms. Shelly, the official said.

Then, Ms. Shelly stormed up the stairs with Mr. Pillco following her, warning her not to call the police. At her door, Mr. Pillco grabbed Ms. Shelly, and she responded by slapping him in the face, the official said he told investigators. When Mr. Pillco struck back, she fell, banging her head and losing consciousness. Then, Mr. Pillco took her into the bathroom and used a bedsheet to hang her, the official said.

“He tries to stage this thing because he is trying to make it go away,” the official said.

The police said yesterday that they did not believe that Mr. Pillco had a criminal record in Ecuador.

According to acquaintances in Brooklyn, Mr. Pillco was working for a construction contractor, Louis Hernandez, who owns the Prospect Avenue apartment building. The acquaintances said Mr. Pillco shared his basement quarters with his brother and a cousin.

They said the quarters had been hastily vacated, and all beds and furniture removed, before dawn on Monday. The two men who had lived with Mr. Pillco, also illegal immigrants from Ecuador, have not been seen since, the acquaintances said, apparently fearing they would be deported if they spoke to the police.

Mr. Hernandez, in a statement provided by a member of his staff, said yesterday that Mr. Pillco had been working for him “for the past few months as a construction helper.” He said that Mr. Pillco, a part-time employee, and had demonstrated “respectful, well-mannered, decent and responsible behavior.”

Mr. Hernandez’s statement appeared to include an admission that he had illegally employed an undocumented immigrant. Marc Raimondi, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said he could not comment on the case.

 

COMMENTS (11/8/06): My apologies for suggesting that this developing murder story might be an attempt to "cover up" Adrienne Shelly's suicide. It is just that this whole thing is so mind-boggling and is not the kind of situation I usually run into when making predictions.

The best analogy I can make for this prediction and event is that it is like predicting New York City getting leveled by an earthquake on a certain date, only to discover that a previously unknown volcano had erupted instead, leveling the city. In one sence the prediction is right, in another sence it is not quite right. Indeed, something like this did happen before on this website. Back in 2000 I predicted that two passenger jets would explode over the US as a result of terrorism and that Bin Laden would be responsible. I said it would happen in August 2001. Instead, two passenger jets hit the World Centre and exploded on impact in September 2001, the result of terrorism and Osama Bin Laden. I had the time down within a month, and I was right about the two passenger jets, terrorism, and Bin Laden. But the magnitude of the event exceeded the prediction and included the Twin Towers.

Similar situation here. Right time, right kind of actress, and even reported by all news media as a suicide for nearly a week. But instead, it turns out to be a faked suicide to cover up a murder. And, although the murderer thought he had killed the actress by striking her in the face, she actually died from the hanging. So, what has happened is that the predicted event has been exceeded by something much worse and much more bizarre.

We see through a glass darkly, too often. A week of suicide reports would normally be enough to not bother to look beyond any farther. The suspected and widely-reported suicide was an event in and of itself. Nevertheless, instead of an earthquake, we have a volcano.

Technically then, this prediction should be treated as PREDICTION OVERKILL. We have moved beyond the original reported event to something much worse and of greater magnitude. Indeed, this event may end up being as notorious a case as that of the Sharon Tate slayings or the murder of the Black Dahlia.

I should also add that there is a real possibility that Quatrain 1.39 may have been fulfilled. More information will likely clarify this one way or another.

 

Lost Star, Evangeline Lilly’s House Burns Down

‘Lost’ star Evangeline Lilly lost her home to a fire yesterday morning

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Actress Evangeline Lilly was uninjured when a fire destroyed her home December 20.(20.12.06).

The actress’ rented Hawaii residence, which she shares with two female members of the ‘Lost’ crew, was destroyed by a blaze which broke out at 6.30am.

Lilly’s publicist Cara Tripicchio said: “Unfortunately, it is true that the home she rented in Hawaii did burn down this morning.

“Evangeline was on set already when the fire occurred and luckily, her roommates were not in the house either. Thankfully, everyone is safe.” Honolulu Fire Captain Kenison Tejada received the alarm call at 6.43am.

He said: “When we arrived the house was fully engulfed. It was a complete loss. We stopped the fire from spreading. It took us maybe 15 to 20 minutes to knock down the main body of fire.

“The only thing standing was the roof and a couple of the interior walls. Most of the contents had been destroyed. The home was pretty much destroyed and uninhabitable.”

Fire investigators arrived on the scene after the fire had been controlled but the cause has not yet been determined.

Lilly's house was a total lossMorgan Janus, a neighbour who lives opposite, told the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper: “I woke up to my dogs barking. There were loud popping sounds, like something electrical.”

Lilly, 27, who plays Kate in the cult TV drama, is dating co-star Dominic Monaghan.

The British actor, who starred in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, visited the house yesterday to inspect the damage but refused to comment.

Filming for ‘Lost’ is scheduled to break for Christmas at the end of the week.

 

Actress Evangeline Lilly's house was fully engulfed by fireCOMMENTS (1/1/07): One thing I find remarkable is the name and date. Actress Evangeline Lilly lost her home to fire on December 20, 2007 on the same exact day as another actress, Chin-Chin Gutierrez, half a world away. Seven years ago, actress Lily Tomlin and singer Mariah Carey both lost homes to fire on exactly the same day, December 18, 1999 (both events were reported on December 20, 1999). A month later, January 31, 2000, Kurt Vonnegut Jr was treated for smoke inhalation and briefly hospitalised after he was rescued from a fire in his home by his daughter Lily Vonnegut (see Fire Tragedy). This is important base 7 evidence demonstrating that the name sounds of the living (in this case "Lily") can have as much influence on the living seven years and multiples of seven years later as can the name sounds of the dead.

One final observation: regarding December 1999, the advanced middle-aged Lily Tomlin was a comic actress and the sexy Mariah Carey was not an actress but a pop singer. Chin-Chin Gutierrez and Evangeline Lilly are both beautiful and glamourous actresses: they fit the profile for the kind of actress the late Linda Darnell was. Darnell died in a fire in her home in April 1965, and it is upon that tragic event that my prediction of an actress dying in a house or hotel fire is based (see 2007 (Part One) for more). Because Gutierrez and Lilly match the profile better than their predecessors of seven years ago, I fear there is a much greater danger that this prediction will be fulfilled by a currently famous or once-famous glamourous actress sometime between April and July 2007.

 

Sam Cooke (d. 1964) - Sam, Am, Cook, Ook

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Samuel L. Jackson, Amanda Pays, Maryam D'Abo, Marvin Hamlisch, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, Tammy Parks, Russ Tamblyn, Cameron Diaz, Pamela Sue Martin, Graham Nash, James Cameron, Brooke Burns. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Cameron's life threatening bird crash

Cameron Diaz: close callYahoo! Movies UK

Mon 20 Feb 2:30 PM

While on her way to film scenes with Jude Law for rom-com The Holiday, Cameron Diaz found herself in situation that was far more Hitchcockian. While driving through Surrey a bird smashed through the windscreen of her car, covering her and her chauffeur with glass.

However, her driver stayed calm and managed to pull into the nearest garage.

A motorist at the service station said: "There is no doubt that he saved Cameron's life. Other drivers would have panicked and lost control but he remained very cool.

"All you had to do was look at the damage to the windscreen to realise there had been one hell of an impact."

So it's not only bird flu but bird flew you have to watch out for.

 

COMMENTS (2/21/06): Cameron Diaz is named in the prediction list above.

 

Cameron Diaz: Photog tried to run me down

POSTED: 1222 GMT (2022 HKT), September 21, 2006

Cameron Diaz says a photographer tried to run her downLOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Cameron Diaz filed a police report Wednesday accusing a photographer of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly driving his car at her, police said.

Diaz and her boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, were leaving a friend's home in Hollywood just after midnight Wednesday when a photographer who had been hiding in the bushes jumped out and tried to snap a picture of the pair, said police Officer April Harding.

The couple chased the photographer "a short distance," she said. "The photographer got into his car and drove toward Diaz and Timberlake, causing Diaz to jump out of the car's way," Harding said.

No one was immediately arrested and no suspects have been identified. "The investigation is in its initial stages," Harding said.

A law that took effect this year holds photographers who engage in criminal behavior to get a picture liable for three times the damages they cause, plus loss of any profits the published photo might generate.

 

COMMENTS (9/26/06): Again, Cameron Diaz is named in the prediction list above. This is her second serious mishap.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone on the prediction list who has already been reported on this page suffering a mishap, and was not coded blue at the time, cannot be coded blue afterwards. That is so I cannot later claim I code-blued the star before the mishap if I did not.

However, the report of a celebrity mishap is, in itself, a warning. Thus, the above report of a near car crash involving Cameron Diaz back in February, functions in the same way as though her name had been coded blue. All mishaps, in other words, are like "code blue" alerts for the celebrities involved.

 

Humphrey Bogart (d. 1957) - Hum, Umph, Free, Ree, Bo, Gar, Art

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Bono, Chastity Bono, David Bowie, Adrienne Barbeau, Leon Redbone, Olivia D'Abo, Beau Bridges, Bo Derek, Bo Diddley, Beverly Garland, James Garner, Garn Stephens, Martin Landau, Martin Sheen, Marlo Thomas, Martha Hyer, Martha Stewart, Julianne Margulies, Penny Marshall, Steve Martin, Barbara Eden, Barbra Streisand, Carmen Electra, James Arness, Candy Clark, Susan Clark, Mary Hart, Vikki Carr, Claudia Cardinale, George Carlin, Kim Carnes, Richard Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, Carlene Carter, Veronica Cartwright, Yvonne DeCarlo, Andrew McCarthy, Jenny McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Dolly Parton, Charleton Heston. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Rocker Bryan Harvey And His Family Found Murdered

Bryan HarveyContactmusic.com

03/01/2006 21:06

HOUSE OF FREAKS guitarist BRYAN HARVEY was found murdered at his home in Virginia on Sunday (01JAN06).

The rocker, his wife KATHRYN and their two young children were found dead when firefighters responded to a 911 call reporting a fire at their home.

The Harveys were found bound with their throats cut in the basement of their home in Richmond.

Investigators have since discovered the family was spotted alive on Sunday morning and Harvey had performed locally on New Year's Eve (31DEC05) with his new band NRG KRYSYS.

The case is being treated as a homicide and arson investigation.

 

Stella Harvey — Delivered to Death

Killer may have been in house when daughter returned from sleep-over

Stella (l) and Ruby Harvey1-3-06

RICHMOND, VA (Crime Library) — Hours before the bodies of Kathryn Harvey, her husband Bryan and their two young daughters were found bound and butchered in the basement of their burning home, a family friend saw the doomed woman looking pale and shaken as she came to the door of the home to greet her 9-year-old daughter, police confirmed Tuesday.

And while authorities say they are not yet certain as to precisely what happened in the bloody hours that followed, they are holding open the possibility that the events that led to the worst multiple murder in recent Richmond history may already have been underway.

Among other things, investigators are exploring the possibility that the events that led to the slayings "may have already begun," by 10 or 10:30 a.m. on New Year's Day, when a friend dropped the Harveys' daughter off at the house after a holiday sleepover with the girl's school mates, a police spokeswoman said.

Kathryn HarveyThe neighbor reportedly told authorities Kathryn Harvey appeared nervous and pale when she came to the door. Hours later, Johnny Hott, a friend and former band mate of Bryan Harvey's, arrived at the house to help the family prepare for a New Year's Day chili party, smelled smoke and notified firefighters, who discovered the family, slaughtered, their throats slit and their hands bound in the basement. The killer or killers had apparently tried to torch the house to cover the crime. Police declined to say whether an accelerant was used, or whether they had recovered a weapon.

So far, investigators have released few details of the slaying, but police spokeswoman Kirsten Nelson confirmed Tuesday that there was no sign of forced entry, no indication of a struggle or a robbery, and no evidence that any of the victims had been sexually abused. Authorities do not believe there any link between the slayings and any other homicides in the area.

 

COMMENTS (1/6/06): Good Lord! This is worse than the Sharon Tate murders. It is also worse than the murder of Jon Benet. It is like both, only more horrible. But I never heard of these people or the rock band. Technically because it occurred on New Year's Day, or very late New Year's Eve, it falls within the 2004-2005 frame, occurring at the very end. So the event I predicted did occur. But the people involved have nothing to do with Madonna, Britney, Paris Hilton, or any other blonde female icon.

I would advise following this case for more information ... and hope this is not merely the beginning of some horrible spree.

 

TV world stunned by death of actress Sophie Heathcote, 33

The Advertiser

Australian actress Sophie Heathcote, who died in the U.S. this week from an aneurysm.07jan06

AUSTRALIAN actress Sophie Heathcote has died suddenly in the United States of an aneurysm, leaving behind two young children. The 33-year-old star of A Country Practice and Water Rats was already battling skin cancer and pancreatic cancer when the aneurysm struck on Wednesday.

Heathcote died in the US state of Connecticut. She had moved to New York last year with her husband, advertising agency executive Chris Clarke, and their daughter and 16-month-old son.

Her death has stunned the television and theatre world, with colleagues describing the NIDA graduate as a lovable prankster destined for bigger things. "At first I thought 'It can't be Sophie'. She's too young, she was just beginning her life," Water Rats co-star Jay Laga'aia said yesterday. "I said a little prayer for her. My love and condolences go out to her husband and family."

Heathcote took a break from acting in 2001 and started a skin care range which she later sold. Along with her husband, she established an annual fundraising event which raises $500,000 a year for the neonatal unit at Sydney's Royal Children's Hospital.

Staff at the hospital saved the life of the couple's first child, Madeleine, who is believed to have suffered respiratory problems.

 

A bald, shaven-headed Sophie HeathcoteCOMMENTS (1/8/06): It appears that poor Sophie also shaved her head for the role of Sam, a bald lesbian entertainer in the film, Raw FM. Therefore, it is quite possible that my projection of danger for a famous bald female ("Shaven Female") on 2006 (Part One) was correct, although I believed it to be singer Sinead O'Conner. I still feel that Sinead remains in danger due to her great fame, her return, once again, to having a smooth-skinned bald head in November 2005 (and presumably still since), and due to a base 7 alignment with her suicide attempt in March 1999, the devastation she brought to her career by ripping up a photo of the pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992, and the death of her mother in 1985. Still, Sophie's relative fame as an actress, and a formerly bald one, may represent a partial fulfillment of the prediction.

 

Telugu actress hospitalised after fall

Rediff.com - India Lmt.

February 16, 2006 21:14 IST

Aarti Agarwal is in serious condition with head injuryTelugu actress Aarti Agarwal was admitted to hospital on Thursday morning after she fell from the balcony of her home and suffered a severe head injury the night before.

Doctors at the Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, say she was operated to remove a clot in her brain resulting from the fall. Terming her condition as 'critical,' they add that she has been put on a ventilator. The actress is unconscious and her condition is being closely monitored. Another CT scan of the brain will be taken on February 17 to ascertain her condition.

Agarwal, who hails from Gujarat, has acted in over two dozen Telugu films, with almost all top heroes in Tollywood. She made her debut in the hit Nuvvu Naku Nacchavu, opposite Venkatesh, and continued with chartbusters Nuvvu leka nenu lenu, Nee Sneham, Bobby, Indra and Vasantham. At the time of the accident, she was acting in the film Andala Ramudu.

Last year, the actress had allegedly attempted suicide by consuming toilet cleaning liquid, following the failure of a reported affair with a co-star.

 

COMMENTS (2/16/06): I remember this one. Looks like another suicide attempt ...

 

Film actress Aarti Agarwal critical

The Hindu

February 17, 2006

Sustains severe head injury after a fall in her house

Aarti Agarwal is now in a comatose stateHYDERABAD: Telugu film actress Aarti Agarwal slipped into coma after sustaining a severe head injury reportedly after she fell off the staircase in her house in Banjara Hills on Wednesday night.

She was operated upon at Apollo hospital on Thursday afternoon and a blood clot in the brain removed, but doctors said her condition was critical.

However, mystery shrouds the incident with different versions doing the rounds. The nature of injuries she sustained-- a clot in the brain, a broken collarbone, ribs and tibia-- raised doubts. Aarti had attempted suicide last March by consuming liquid toilet cleaner.

Her father Shashank Agarwal told presspersons that the entire family was going out for dinner on Wednesday when she slipped and fell from the staircase. "We gave her a pain killer and stayed back home. She woke up in the morning and complained of severe headache and dizziness. The family doctor saw her and advised us to shift her to hospital."

Aarti was wheeled into Apollo hospital in an unconscious condition around 11 a.m. and a CT scan revealed that she had sustained a serious internal head injury. "We operated upon her and removed a blood clot. The injury is severe and could be life threatening too. At this juncture, we cannot say anything," the neurosurgeon who conducted the operation Alok Ranjan said.

Aarti has been put on ventilator and "we can take a decision on the course of action only on Friday," the doctor said.

 

Rocker Arthur Lee dies in Memphis

Friday, August 4, 2006 Posted: 0844 GMT (1644 HKT)

Arthur Lee 'gets down'LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Arthur Lee, the eccentric singer/guitarist with influential 1960s rock band Love, has died in a Memphis hospital after a battle with leukemia, his manager said on Friday. He was 61.

"His death comes as a shock to me because Arthur had the uncanny ability to bounce back from everything, and leukemia was no exception," Mark Linn said in an email to Reuters. "He was confident that he would be back on stage by the fall."

Lee died on Thursday at about 5 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) at Methodist University Hospital with his wife Diane at his side, Linn added.

Lee, a Memphis native who referred to himself as "the first so-called black hippie," formed Love in Los Angeles in 1965, emerging from the same scene as groups like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Doors and the Mamas and Papas.

The first multiracial rock band of the psychedelic era, Love recorded three groundbreaking albums fusing traditional folk rock and blues with symphonic suites and early punk. Bands as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Siouxsie and the Banshees cited Love as an influence.

The band's self-titled debut yielded the hit single "My Little Red Book," written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach. The 1967 follow-up, "Da Capo," was one of the first rock albums to feature a song, "Revelation," that took up an entire side.

A third release, 1968's "Forever Changes," which boasted adventurous horn and string arrangements, is considered Love's bold response to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's" album. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at No. 40 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

But Love, which rarely left Los Angeles, lost momentum as Lee hired new musicians and pursued a solo career. Various reunions amounted to little, and Lee's eccentricities landed him in a California prison for six years during the 1990s for firing a pistol into the air.

After his release in late 2001, Lee assembled a new version of Love and toured Europe and North America, often playing "Forever Changes" in its entirety.

Lee was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this year. In May, facing certain death after three rounds of chemotherapy failed, he became the first adult in Tennessee to undergo a bone marrow transplant using stem cells from an umbilical cord, according to The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Doctors said the procedure lifted his chances of survival only moderately, the newspaper said.

Several benefit concerts were held in Britain and the United States to help Lee with his medical bills. Former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant headlined a benefit in New York in June.

 

US 'Prison Break' actor involved in fatal traffic accident

Lane GarrisonSun Dec 3, 4:10 PM ET

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - An actor on the US television show "Prison Break", Lane Garrison, was involved in a fatal car accident when a sports utility vehicle he owned slammed into a tree in nearby Beverly Hills, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was killed and a 15-year-old girl was critically injured in the accident.

Another girl, 15, was also injured although not as seriously. Garrison was uninjured.

Police would not say who was driving the vehicle when the accident occurred late Saturday.

The names of the minors were not released by police who are still investigating.Garrison, a Dallas native, plays "Tweener" on the show.

As an actor, he has worked primarily in television, but is set to appear in the upcoming film "Shooter," which is due out next year.

 

Judy Tyler (d. 1957) - Jew, Dee, Tie, Eye, Ler

Possible predictions (1/6/06): Judy Tyler (Playboy centrefold), Judy Carne, Dido, Dee Dee Sharp, Goldie Hawn, Mindy Sterling, Cindy Williams, Claudine Longet, Kiki Dee, Mary Tyler Moore, Cicely Tyson, Kevin Kline,Tania Kline, Sue Lyon, Winona Ryder, Steve Miller, Sally Kellerman. Additional predictions: (0/0/06):

 

Former 'Beethoven' child actor missing -- Suicidal note found for Joe Pichler

Joe PichlerMonday, January 16, 2006 Posted: 1856 GMT (0256 HKT)

BREMERTON, Washington (AP) -- Former child actor Joe Pichler, who appeared in two of the "Beethoven" comedies, was missing after leaving a note in his car expressing suicidal thoughts, relatives said.

Well-wishers and relatives joined police, Kitsap County water search and rescue personnel and tracking dogs in unsuccessful efforts to find Pichler, now 18, since his empty car was found last Monday at an intersection above a narrow arm of water called the Port Madison Narrows.

Inside the car was a note in which he wrote about wishing to be a "stronger brother" and asking that his belongings go to a younger brother, his family said. Also included were a few poems.

Pichler, a native of Bremerton, was in a commercial for a Seattle department store at age 6. He moved to Los Angeles and appeared in "The Fan" in 1996, "Varsity Blues" in 1999 and the third and fourth installments of the "Beethoven" series, featuring the humorous adventures of a St. Bernard, in 2000 and 2001.

In 2002, he had a leading role in the film "Children on Their Birthdays," a coming of age tale based on a short story by Truman Capote. His TV appearances include a part in "Touched by an Angel." He returned to Bremerton to live full-time in 2002 at the urging of his mother and was graduated last year from Bremerton High but never lost his passion for acting, his family said.

"I just wanted him to have some normalcy in his life," his mother, Kathy Pichler, told the Kitsap Sun. "He's a good boy and took it well, but he wasn't really happy about it. We always kept him really grounded," she said. "He's always been a regular kid with a job a teenager wouldn't normally have."

More than 150 people joined in the search Wednesday, and dozens more helped comb the area on Saturday. "I don't know how we're going to thank all these people," his mother said.

 

‘Beethoven’ Child Star Missing, Feared Dead

Joe PichlerBy WENN|Monday, January 16, 2006

HOLLYWOOD - Former child star Joe Pichler is feared dead after his car was discovered containing a suicidal note, on Bainbridge Island, Washington, last Tuesday.

The Beethoven's 3rd actor's vehicle was found parked at an intersection above a slender stretch of water called Port Madison Narrows. The former actor, now aged 18, abandoned Hollywood in 2002 to return to his hometown of Bremerton, Washington.

The letter expressed his desires to be a "stronger brother" but also asked for his belongings to be bestowed upon his younger sibling. Pichler's mother Kathy says, "We always kept him really grounded. He's always been a regular kid with a job a teenager wouldn't normally have."

Kathy is keen to express her gratitude to the 150 citizens who formed a search party on Saturday and thanks the emergency services for their continued support: "I don't know how we're going to thank all these people."

 

COMMENTS (1/16/06): This is a WARNING at the moment, but if child star Joe Pichler is found to be dead, or is never found, it will then be a prediction fulfilled. See "Child Star Commits Suicide" prediction on 2006 (Part One).

 

Steven Tyler reveals he has hepatitis C

POSTED: 1602 GMT (0002 HKT), September 28, 2006

Who can resist these lips?  Certainly NOT the late Judy Tyler!LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Steven Tyler says he was diagnosed with hepatitis C three years ago after having the illness for a long time without any symptoms.

In an interview that was to air Tuesday on "Access Hollywood," the 58-year-old Aerosmith frontman said the infection was now "nonexistent" in his bloodstream after 11 months of treatment, including the drug interferon. "I've been pretty quiet about this," Tyler was quoted as saying. "I've had hepatitis C for a long time, asymptomatic. And I talked to my doctor ... and he said now is the time and it's 11 months of chemotherapy. So I went on that and it about killed me."

Hepatitis C is a liver disease spread by contact with the blood of an infected person, according to the Web site for the Centers for Disease Control, which recommends testing for intravenous drug users and transfusion recipients, among others. According to 2004 estimates by the CDC, 3.2 million people in the United States have the chronic infection. "It is nonexistent in my bloodstream as we speak, so it's one of those few miracles in doctoring where it's like a complete cure. It's gone," Tyler said.

Drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed Tyler's music career, but he said in 2004 that he had been clean and sober for nearly two decades and was living proof that addictions can be conquered.

Pamela Anderson announced in 2002 that she had hepatitis C, which she was diagnosed with a year earlier.

 

COMMENTS (10/16/06): The very late Judy Tyler says, "Come on over to my side, Tyler." She thinks Steve is soooo dreamy.

 

Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle killed in crash of small plane in Manhattan

New York Yankees pitcher Cory LidlePOSTED: 0117 GMT (0917 HKT), October 11, 2006

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor were killed Wednesday when the 34-year-old ballplayer's plane crashed into a high-rise apartment building in New York, city and baseball team officials said.

No residents at the Belaire Condominiums at 524 E. 72nd Street near the East River were injured. Two bodies and Lidle's passport were found in the street, responders told CNN. "It looks like the plane just flew into someone's living room," witness Sarah Steiner told CNN.

There was a mayday from the pilot involving a problem with fuel, government sources close to the investigation told CNN.

According to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the flight originated from Teterboro Airport in northern New Jersey at 2:29 p.m. Shortly after circling the Statue of Liberty and heading north near the 59th Street Bridge, air traffic control lost contact with pilot.

Witness Henry Neimark, who is also a pilot, said he saw a plane flying at relatively low altitude. "It looked to me in retrospect that this was a pilot desperately trying to get back to the airport and land safely on a runway," he said.

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner confirmed that Lidle was killed aboard his Cirrus Design SR-20 four seater. "This is a terrible and shocking tragedy that has stunned the entire Yankees organization," he said in a written statement. "I offer my deep condolences and prayers to his wife, Melanie, and son, Christopher, on their enormous loss."

The flight instructor has not been identified because family members have not been notified, Bloomberg told reporters. "I think we need to say a little prayer for those we lost," he said.

Cory Lidle's aircraft slams into the Belaire CondominiumsSixteen people, including 11 firefighters, received minor injuries in the accident on Manhattan's East Side, the mayor said.

More than 160 firefighters from 39 units responded to the four-alarm fire at the building constructed in 1988. It has 183 mainly two- and three-bedroom apartments valued at as much as $1.3 million. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to control the flames that shot from several windows about 10 stories from the top of the building.

Photos from a freelance photographer showed a wing and debris from the plane on the ground. An engine was found on one of the floors, Bloomberg said.

A swift federal and local response

The crash prompted a swift scramble from local authorities and the federal government. The White House was notified and North American Aerospace Defense Command said it authorized fighter aircraft into the air over numerous U.S. cities, as NORAD did after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The FAA placed a one-mile flight restriction around the site of the crash, but New York area airports were not affected.

A father, husband, and enthusiastic pilot

Lidle is from Hollywood, California, and played for a decade in the minor leagues, said Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Tom Verducci. He was 4-3 for the Yankees, who acquired the right-handed pitcher in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies on July 30. He pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up three runs in the Yankees' season-ending loss to Detroit in the American League Division Series on Saturday.

Lidle, a nine-year veteran, was in the last year of his contract. In his short time with the Yankees, Lidle has gained a reputation as a guy who "always had a smile on his face," said Verducci. Around the clubhouse, he "treated everyone as an equal."

Lidle was passionate about learning how to fly, the writer said. The ballplayer spent his off days logging time in the air. "[It was] only recently that [Lidle] made the money he needed to go out and buy a plane," said Verducci. Lidle earned his pilot's license in February and bought the plane he was flying in September.

Residents return while investigation continues

Bloomberg said that few people were home at Belaire when the crash happened. At least two residents who were there described a loud noise and saw pieces of metal flying into their apartment, said the mayor. By 6 p.m., residents who lived below the impact zone -- below the 40th floor -- were able to go back into the building, Bloomberg said.

 

COMMENTS (10/14/06): To many people this will be remembered as a 9-11 false alarm or 9-11 de ja vu. However, this was also a very major tragedy. Unlike people like Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Rick Nelson, John F Kennedy Jr, or John Denver, who also died in private plane crashes, Cory Lidle met his tragic fate in a scene all-too reminiscent of the hijacked airliners that plowed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. But the baseball world will remember him in a more appropriate way as his friends and family grieve their own personal loss.

Nevertheless, the base 7 system was actually pointing towards something like this. I was expecting another JFK Jr type tragedy to happen this year. Wildlife docu-star, Steve Irwin, appeared to be the only tragic male of 2006 as the world mourned his loss along with the entire nation of Australia. However, Cory Lidle has brought back memories of JFK Jr's death in July 1999, seven years ago ... only in this horrific case it was "JFK Jr meets 9-11." This year will also at least be like 1985: thus far, two male celebrities have died in shocking circumstances, bringing to mind the deaths of Rock Hudson and Rick Nelson in 1985. Let hope that 2006 does not end up like 1978, when four male celebrities died: Terry Kath (lead guitarist for Chicago), Keith Moon (drummer for The Who), actor Gig Young, and actor Bob Crane.

 


 

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