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My apologies if a topic for miscellaneous celebrity news has already been started and I missed it.  Given Tracy Morgan's accident and the news that a judge has given Casey Kasem's daughter permission to stop medications, food, and water, I thought it might be appropriate to begin a thread for celebrity news.

 

Regarding Casey Kasem, these situations are never easy, but that's what Living Wills are for.

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yaaay.   since Celebritology was uncermoniously killed off by the Washington Post, I have had no place for general celeb snark.

 

Casey Kasem's situation is sad.   But I don't think his wife is playing with a full deck either.   She took him out of the nursing home where he was cared for to a friend's ranch house in Washington state.   She did this against medical advice.  Really?   Because the kids were upsetting him?   You know there was a better solution, like court injunctions.   But she probably knew that Casey had signed a medical POA giving his daughter authority, not her.   And a judge would enforce it.  Then lo and behold, he get an infection from untreated bedsores.   Bedsores he did not have at the nursing home.   Hmmmmm.   Who is hastening his death here?

 

This is going to get messy when the Will gets read.

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt were finally married on Saturday in France.

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Joan Rivers Stops Breathing During Throat Surgery: Rushed to NYC Hospital

 

UPDATE: 

8:49 AM PT -- The NYPD tells us ... Joan is currently in critical condition.

 

We're told ... at one point, Joan's heart stopped beating.

 

It's unclear if doctors were able to restart the comic's heart.

 

8:15 AM PT -- We're told an emergency call was placed to 911 at 9:39 AM ET and the caller said, "We have somebody in either cardiac or respiratory arrest."

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Joan Rivers was rushed to a hospital in New York City moments ago ... after she stopped breathing during a surgery on her throat ... TMZ has learned.

 

We're told Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic (specifically on her vocal chords) ... when she stopped breathing during the surgery.

 

Sources say 81-year-old Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in New York.

 

We're told her daughter Melissa is on her way to New York.

 

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According to the latest she's in a medically induced coma, and they'll have a better idea of the situation this weekend.

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I don't have a good feeling about this.  She was without oxygen for a period of time, how long no one is saying.  It doesn't take long to do serious damage, see link.  After reading about induced coma it doesn't seem to fit with what happened here.  It is usually done for head trauma to reduce swelling in the brain.  Other reasons, too, but not lack of oxygen to the brain.  I think they are just buying time in desperate hope. 

 

http://www.transweb.org/faq/q3.shtml

 

I cannot imagine Joan wanting to live with reduced brain capacity.  I am sure Melissa has explicit instructions as her health care proxy.  

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Lack of oxygen to the brain can cause it to swell.

I agree that this may not have a completely positive outcome. She's 81. As one ages, the body doesn't heal as fast - if at all.

Hence why so many elderly die of complications due to broken hips.

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Lack of oxygen to the brain can cause it to swell.

I agree that this may not have a completely positive outcome. She's 81. As one ages, the body doesn't heal as fast - if at all.

Hence why so many elderly die of complications due to broken hips.

 

Ah, thanks.  Now it makes sense.  I think they already know the outcome. 

 

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Joan Rivers on Life Support

 

 

Joan Rivers is on life support ... and sources close to the legendary comedian tell TMZ she is completely reliant on machines to stay alive.

 

According to our sources, the family will have to decide in the next couple of days whether to keep the 81-year-old on life support. We're told the family remains hopeful that if they do decide to turn off the machines, she will make a turn for the better and fight through it.

 

 

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She will not survive this and everyone involved has know this from the start.   Cooper's dad took him back to Melissa's apt in NYC last night.  I think we will hear today or tomorrow.  She may be off support now and giving the family time before it hits the news. 

 

ET, last night did what looked like an obit piece, showing Joans life from her start to present. 

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I think what gets to me is that if E! were covering any other celebrity they would be speculating (ahem, what they call reporting) and telling their viewers every and all rumors BUT because it's one of their own they want to give the family "privacy" during this difficult time. I only hope they show the same curtesy for other celebrities in the future. The double standard is so glaringly evident.

I used to love Joan as a stand up comedian and when she reported live from the red carpet. She was a trail blazer. I don't enjoy her on Fashion Police but I wish her well and I hope she recovers.

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Joan and the E! staff, especially Guilianna are very close.  I totally understand why they are being protective.  That said, I have never seen them push on anything other than gossip.  This is not gossip. 

 

I agree that Joan on Fashion Police is tiring.  Making a joke with EVERY dress wears thin. 

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Did not like the top of her dress.   Being different material from the rest really made it stand out -- and not in a good way.   Did like that her kids' drawings were part of the veil.   But I'm sorry, if your kids help with your wedding dress and are part of the wedding, you should not wear virginal white at your wedding.   But that's just me.

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I don't have a problem with the white, I'm just glad she didn't go too far with the lacy, long train type of dress.  I love that she kept the design simple and I think it's really pretty.  I think it's sweet that they let the kids be such a big part in planning the wedding, too.

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Is this an appropriate place to talk about the big celebrity nudes leak/hack?

 

Gotta say, it bothers me how so many people are condemning the hackers in one breath but then rushing off to look at the photos as they come out. I get being curious, but the fact that these pics were obtained and spread non-consensually pretty much punctured my curiosity balloon. To me it’s no different than revenge porn; anybody remember Hunter Moore?

 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead spoke out on twitter, and of course some lowlifes had to attack her and insinuate that she had it coming.

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It's the same argument as "You shouldn't have worn that dress" after a woman gets raped.    It's her fault.    Here it's the celebrity's fault for taking nude photos in the first place.   Because how dare anyone have fun once in a while.   If you do, you must be punished.   The hacker CHOSE to hack these photos.    He acted of his own free will in violation of Federal Wire Tap laws.   It's all on him.

 

(but honestly, did he have to hack in to find nude photos of Kim K?   Pretty sure those are everywhere anyway -- consensually released.)

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But seeing how many times this has happened, I really don't understand why they continue to use their phones. Everyone should know by now that they're not secure. What's wrong with taking care by using a camera, anyway? It seems so obvious that nothing is really private these days.

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But seeing how many times this has happened, I really don't understand why they continue to use their phones. Everyone should know by now that they're not secure. What's wrong with taking care by using a camera, anyway? It seems so obvious that nothing is really private these days.

 

So true.  The people that hacked them are absolute scum, but I have to say that these people are being incredibly stupid by having this crap on their phones anyway. NOTHING is secure anymore.  Why would you take such a risk?

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Especially if you're famous. People complain and they say it's "blaming the victim," but how do these people not know that their phone is not secure? It's a risk, everyone knows this and there ARE alternatives to using a phone (and you can still have all the nudes you want).

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead spoke out on twitter, and of course some lowlifes had to attack her and insinuate that she had it coming.

That's because Twitter is the cradle of idiocy, not to mention douchebaggery.

 

And it might not be blaming the victim, but it is excusing said douchebaggery, IMO. Saying 'they should have known better' is putting the responsibility on the wrong person, the one who was hacked, not the putz who did the hacking.

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Especially if you're famous. People complain and they say it's "blaming the victim," but how do these people not know that their phone is not secure? It's a risk, everyone knows this and there ARE alternatives to using a phone (and you can still have all the nudes you want).

Yeah, see, I'm really not seeing how that's any different from what merilynkid was saying. It really is the "why was she walking alone?"/"why was she wearing a short skirt?" for the digital age. 

 

 

What's wrong with taking care by using a camera, anyway?

Some people use digital cameras - most people use digital cameras now, probably - which means that those files will still end up on their computer. Computers can get hacked. What then? Do we then ask, "What's wrong with using a good old-fashioned Polaroid?" ...Oops, the Polaraoids get stolen in a robbery. "Why the hell did you have nude photos in the house anyway to begin with?" And so on. 

 

Honestly, the buck should stop with the assholes who stole the photos to begin with. 

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But seeing how many times this has happened, I really don't understand why they continue to use their phones. Everyone should know by now that they're not secure. What's wrong with taking care by using a camera, anyway? It seems so obvious that nothing is really private these days.

In this instance, it doesn't look like the phone itself isn't secure but rather the Apple iCloud. 

 

Here's my problem with suggestions like  "use something else" in this scenario--While in theory, it does seem like common sense, "helpful" suggestions like this only seem to come up when we're discussing crimes in which women were the primary victims.

 

National companies like Target, Home Depot and other large companies have had data breaches lately yet how many of us have ceased using credit cards and switched back to cash-only/checks?  I imagine some have but most likely haven't.  More importantly, whenever this happens again and will happen in the future, I doubt giving up credit cards will ever be brought up en masse as a suggestion to avoid having personal data compromised.  Instead, the larger discussion is and will continue to be how to make credit cards safer and how the companies failed to keep us as secure as they promised.

 

That brings me back to cameras vs. phones.  Sure, people could use cameras but I don't know many people who have separate cameras.  Just as credit cards are primary ways to pay, phones & tablets have become a primary way of taking and sharing pictures.

 

The suggestion bothers me because these suggestions happen  when it's a vengeful ex, instead of a hacker, who shares the pics. The discussion again seems to focus on what the woman could have done to prevent it as in "she should never have taken those nude photos" even if the ex is being condemned.

 

Again, things like 'don't take nude pics' or 'don't drink too much' or 'don't accept drinks from strangers' are all really good suggestions on how to avoid being a victim of a crime with the world the way it is.  But it's pretty telling what kinds of crimes inspire the "here's what the victim could have done to prevent being a victim" discussion. 

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She will not survive this and everyone involved has know this from the start.   Cooper's dad took him back to Melissa's apt in NYC last night.  I think we will hear today or tomorrow.  She may be off support now and giving the family time before it hits the news. 

 

ET, last night did what looked like an obit piece, showing Joans life from her start to present. 

Yep. And just found this as I just searched up her name: She passed away at 81.

 

Granted it's still early, so not entirely sure on it.

 

Just double checked, MSN is in with the news, so is Yahoo and CNN.

 

Rest in peace, Joan, you'll be missed :(.

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I figured they would take her off life support once I heard she was moved to a private room.  Well, I figured that from the start, really.  I feel so badly for Melissa.  Their lives were entwined and as close as close gets. 

 

Bravo Joan, well played. I am sure she wanted to leave in her prime and she did just that.  xo  

 

Her death is affecting me more than Robin Williams.   

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Angelina shouldn't have worn "virginal white"

 

Virginal white ?  Huh?

Tbh, it's just a white dress to me.

 

As for virginal anything... always kind of thought it was ridiculous to attach that to women at weddings. You don't usually see anything like that attached to men.

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No kidding!!! And it's 2014 not 1914. I like it when women wear whatever color/style dress that she wants to wear.

 

What does "Tbh stand for ?

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No kidding!!! And it's 2014 not 1914. I like it when women wears whatever color/style dress that she wants to wear.

 

What does "Tbh stand for ?

Me too.

 

It means 'To Be Honest'.

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White became a traditional wedding dress color because Queen Victoria wore one in the 19th century and the craze took off.   It never signified virginity.

 

"Yes, and it’s time we moved beyond the self-righteous outrage. Over the years the white wedding gown has become perhaps the most recognized symbol of a bride’s purity, and yet that idea is far removed from its true origins. When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840, she chose to wear a white satin wedding gown lavishly trimmed in white lace; both fabrics were handmade in England and were chosen by the 20-year-old queen to highlight both her love of English lace and her country’s excellence in the craft.

The color also represented wealth and luxury: In more pragmatic times prior to Victoria’s wedding, white was considered impractical, and no matter how large or small the family finances, a bride typically wore the nicest dress in her wardrobe, also often known as her “Sunday best,” or the dress she wore to church. If a bride was lucky enough to have a dress made for her wedding, she didn’t choose white, but rather a color easy to wear for other important occasions thereafter."

 

 

More about it here. 

http://www.youbeauty.com/body-fitness/when-did-white-wedding-gown-become-symbol-of-virginity

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Did he wear white?

It's after Labor Day, so, I doubt it.....

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Both Brangelina's and David and Neil's marriages are not legal.  Brangelina's because they were married in France with a California officiant and a California marriage license, and David and Neil because they were married in Italy, which does not recognize gay weddings.

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Both Brangelina's and David and Neil's marriages are not legal.  Brangelina's because they were married in France with a California officiant and a California marriage license, and David and Neil because they were married in Italy, which does not recognize gay weddings.

 

 

My guess is that both couples knew this and had a legal marriage either before or after they had the destination ceremony. 

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The Wrap has released a list of the most and least liked fall TV actresses based on their Q scores.

Note that the list doesn't make any allowances for how well known an actress is, although they do mention their recognition score as well. This would explain why someone like AJ Cook is ranked #2.

 

My thoughts -

1. Viola Davis should be higher.
2. What did Grace Park ever do to anyone?
3. Ouch, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Sucks to have such a high recognition score AND a low Q score.
4. Kaley Cuoco should not be in the top ten.

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Viola Davis - People who don't know her from the movies might not rank her highly.  I think maybe her Q rating is lower because, based on the promos for her new show, she comes off as a defender of bad, guilty people.  Now that might not be the case at all once the show starts, but she doesn't come off as a pleasant character. 

 

Another one who had low a Q rating was Tea Leoni.   I never could stand her so I'm not surprised. 

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Both Brangelina's and David and Neil's marriages are not legal.  Brangelina's because they were married in France with a California officiant and a California marriage license, and David and Neil because they were married in Italy, which does not recognize gay weddings.

I don't understand this statement.  If Brad and Angelina have a marriage license, how is their marriage not legal?

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Viola Davis - People who don't know her from the movies might not rank her highly.

Heh, I haven't even watched a lot of her movies, although a cursory wiki check tells me that I've seen more than I thought, it's just that I don't remember her being in them. Thankless roles, I'm assuming. Anyway, I just think she's a queen from her interviews!

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I don't understand this statement.  If Brad and Angelina have a marriage license, how is their marriage not legal?

Having the license doesn't equal married. You get it, then have the ceremony where it gets signed by the participant, the witnesses and the officiant. That document gets sent to the appropriate government department to make it official (at least where I live). I guess in California the license/ceremony has to be done within the state.

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I see.  It's different where I live.  Also, I think I interpret the phrase "have a marriage license" differently.  I would only use that phrase in this context to refer to one that had been completed.  (Like I can only say "I have a driver's license" if I'm a licensed driver; it doesn't have anything to do with my physical possession of my own or someone else's license.)

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I don't understand this statement.  If Brad and Angelina have a marriage license, how is their marriage not legal?

 

Because it's a California license and the ceremony was performed in France, not in California.

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See my post above yours regarding my original interpretation of the statement in question.  I took it to mean they were already legally married.

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Gosh that was such a nice event from the pictures I saw.   Everyone seemed to have fun.   The dress was beautiful.   The groom was sexy as always in Armani.

 

Please note, unlike a certain other celebrity wedding, the guests were given Ipods, rather than having their names carved into tables (and misspelled).   I also bet the wedding singer was given a dinner.    The pictures were also sold for charity rather than to fund the couples' lifestyle.   And more importantly, the happy couple were just that -- happy.   Lots of smiles all around.   

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Gosh that was such a nice event from the pictures I saw.   Everyone seemed to have fun.   The dress was beautiful.   The groom was sexy as always in Armani.

 

Please note, unlike a certain other celebrity wedding, the guests were given Ipods, rather than having their names carved into tables (and misspelled).   I also bet the wedding singer was given a dinner.    The pictures were also sold for charity rather than to fund the couples' lifestyle.   And more importantly, the happy couple were just that -- happy.   Lots of smiles all around.   

 

 

Re bold:  What?  I have no clue what this means.  Can you please say more?  

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