Nora Forster, the wife of Sex Pistols vocalist Johnny Rotten for nearly 5 decades, has died. Rotten’s social media channels shared a pic of the couple on Friday, writing “It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Nora Forster has passed away. Nora had been living with Alzheimer’s for several years, in which time John had become her full time career.” We have been asked “Please respect John’s grief and allow him space.” Forster was a German publishing heiress and also mother to The Slits vocalist Ari Up, who died of breast cancer in 2010.
Coolio‘s cause of death has been released by his family after his sudden passing at the age of 59. The “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper passed away on September 28, 2022. He was found at a friend’s house on the day of his death. The family’s spokesperson, Jarel Posey, told TMZ that they had just learned that Coolio had died from fentanyl and was also found to have heroin and methamphetamines in his body at the time of his death. Posey continued saying his asthma and cigarette use also contributed to his passing. Coolio has six children, and the family plans to honor their dad through documentaries and films… and continue the legacy that was his music.
Jack Black says there are plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the comedy ‘School of Rock’, including a reunion with the cast this fall. He told ‘ET’ “All those kids — dig this — they were 10 years old when we made that movie and now they’re all, like, 30. We’re gonna get together and have a 20-year anniversary. We like to jam. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the grownups from ‘School of Rock’.” It looks like the reunion will happen in September and Black promises to share video and pics from the celebration. He also added earlier this year that he’s thinking of a sequel to the film.
Ace Frehley didn’t get the apology he demanded from his former Kiss bandmate Paul Stanley. Instead, he got a “f*** you” during a five-second phone call. Frehley returned to Eddie Trunk’s show after promising to air some dirt on Stanley and Gene Simmons if Stanley didn’t apologize for remarks he made to Howard Stern. Frehley explained that Stanley called him “not long after the show was over. I was blindsided by the phone call. … But instead of an apology, I got a five-second phone call which said, ‘F*** you, Ace. I’m not going to apologize,’ and hung up.” Frehley continued, .”He wasn’t even man enough to let me give a rebuttal and explain why I’m so upset or anything like that.” The guitarist talked to their manager several times, too, who said “Paul never called”. Frehley said he had to show their manager a screenshot proving that Stanley did indeed call him. Frehley has since changed his mind on air dirt on his former bandmates, explaining “I spoke to several good friends of mine who are God-fearing people and I go to AA meetings with, and they said, ‘Don’t ever sink to their level. That’s what they do. That’s what they’ve been doing for years. Why are you going to sink to their level?’ So then I came to the realization that I don’t even have to bring up anything that I have hidden away in my attorney’s safety deposit box. I can just talk about things that they’ve said about me in black and white. They can’t come after me after that because they said it. It’s in black and white.”
Lance Reddick’s cause of death was heart disease. The actor’s death certificate said Reddick had Ischemic Heart Disease, and Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease. The certificate also noted Reddick’s wish to be cremated. Reddick died on March 17th. He was well known for his roles in The Wire and the John Wick movies.
Motley Crue IMPLODED yesterday, when Mick Mars sued the band, and accused them of FAKING IT onstage. Here’s the deal:
After their stadium tour wrapped up, Mick announced that he was retiring from touring, because of his ankylosing spondylitis . . . a form or arthritis he’s been dealing with for years. The Crue is back on the road now with another guitarist.
Mick never planned on QUITTING the band. He figured he could still record with them and play limited dates. But instead, he says they booted him from the band, and reduced his cut of the profits from 25% to 5%.
He also says that during his last tour with the band, Nikki Sixx was gaslighting him by constantly telling him he was playing the wrong notes.
In his lawsuit, Mick claims he played live the entire tour . . . but he was THE ONLY ONE. He says Nikki, quote, “did not play a single note on bass during the entire U.S. tour . . . [his] bass parts were nothing but recordings.”
He also said a “significant portion” of Vince Neil’s vocals were pre-recorded . . . and so were some of Tommy Lee’s drum parts.
Mick isn’t asking for money right now. He’s suing to get the band to open the books, so he can see if he’s getting screwed out of what he deserves.
Nicolas Cage was so dedicated to being Dracula for “Renfield”, that he had his teeth shaved down so his dentures could fit better.
His makeup artist told “Variety“ that the dentures were 3-D printed so different designs could be created quickly, and be as thin as possible.
He said, quote, “The dentures were fitted so as not to impede on Nic’s speech and allow full freedom. Nic wanted to emote and annunciate properly, so it was important the veneers were thin.”
The artist also said Nic’s Dracula has four different transformation looks and one of them took around three and a half hours to apply. Quote, “It was a full head of prosthetics, dentures, full body, torso, arms, hands and nails. Those take time.”
Brian Henegar is the current “Jeopardy!” champ. He’s also a dead ringer for Adolf Hitler.
Okay, not really. But his hairstyle and mustache had people joking earlier this week that he kinda looks like him. And at first he wasn’t really taking it well. He called the haters “a bunch of jerks” and said he was leaving Twitter.
He changed his mind after people started coming to his defense. But he also said he was going to shave his mustache.
Then he changed his mind again, saying he would grow it out into a goatee . . . even though that might make him look like, quote, “my evil twin from a parallel universe.”
He’s also donating some of his winnings to the Anti-Defamation league.
(Check out some pictures of Brian on the show . . . and with his current, non-Fuhrer look.)
“Entertainment Weekly“ ranked the 20 best Netflix original series. Here they are:
- “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018)
- “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” (2019 to Present)
- “Master of None” (2015 to 2021)
- “When They See Us” (2019)
- “Sex Education” (2019 to Present)
- “Chef’s Table” (2015 to Present)
- “Midnight Mass” (2015)
- “Russian Doll” (2019 to Present)
- “American Vandal” (2017 to 2018)
- “The Crown” (2016 to Present)
- “Mindhunter” (2017 to 2019)
- “Stranger Things” (2016 to Present)
- “Lupin” (2021 to Present)
- “Dead to Me” (2019 to 2022)
- “Hilda” (2018 to Present)
- “Never Have I Ever” (2020 to Present)
- “Squid Game” (2021 to Present)
- “Arcane”(2021 to Present)
- “Kingdom” (2019 to 2020)
- “The Upshaws” (2021 to Present)
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Tiki and Ronde Barber are 48. Twins who are now both retired from the NFL.
Bill Bellamy is 58. Formerly of MTV.
Russell Crowe is 59.
Buster Douglas is 63. Knocked out Mike Tyson to become Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1990. Lost the title 10 months later to Evander Holyfield.
Jackie Chan is 69.
John Oates is 75. Hall & Oates legend.
Francis Ford Coppola is 84. Nicolas Cage’s disappointed uncle. He’s also the legendary director of “The Godfather” and . . .
“The Godfather Part II”
“The Cotton Club”
“Peggy Sue Got Married”
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”
Matthew Healy is 34. Lead singer of the band The 1975.
Patricia Arquette is 55.
Robin Wright is 57. Jenny in “Forrest Gump”, Princess Buttercup in “The Princess Bride”, and Claire Underwood on “House of Cards”.
Julian Lennon is 60.
Izzy Stradlin is 61. Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist.
Richard Hatch is 62. Winner of the original “Survivor” who did time for not paying taxes on his winnings.
John Schneider is 63. The original Bo Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard”. Jonathan Kent on “Smallville” AND a country music superstar.
And On Sunday
Lil Nas X is 24
Isaac Hempstead Wright is 24. Bran Stark on “Game of Thrones”. . . a.k.a. Bran the Broken.
Jay Baruchel is 41. “This Is the End”, “She’s Out of My League”, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, and “How to Train Your Dragon”.
Gerard Way is 46. My Chemical Romance singer.
Jenna Jameson is 49.
Cynthia Nixon is 57. Miranda on “Sex and the City”. She ran for governor (and lost) in 2018 to fight for a better, more fair New York.
Dennis Quaid is 69.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 451 fine films, including:
– Asian Slut Invasion 3
– Fast Times at Naughty America University 4 & 5
– Freaky First Timers 7
– Ice Cream Bang Bang 2
– It’s a Daddy Thing 3 & 4
– It’s a Mommy Thing 1
– Savory Senoritas
And who can forget her role in 2017’s This Is Someone’s Daughter 3
Alexis Love is 36 years old.
The Blues beat the Rangers 3 to 2 last night in overtime. Kasperi Kapanen scored the game winner 1:16 into overtime. Tyler Pitlick and Alexey Toropchenko also scored. Binnington made 21 saves.
It was Vladimir Tarasenko’s first game back since being traded to the Rangers. He got a very nice ovation. He also scored for the Rangers last night. Here’s the call: AUDIO: 02 NYR GOAL by Tarasenko (1-1 TIE)
The Blues are in Columbus tomorrow night to play the Blue Jackets. There are three games left in the season. Columbus tomorrow, and then the Dallas Stars at home on Wednesday and then the Stars again on Thursday in Dallas.
The NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game between San Diego State and Connecticut didn’t connect with fans. The Monday night matchup was the lowest-viewed final on record.
An average of 14.69 million watched the game on CBS.
Pundits are pointing to the lack of a superstar matchup or a marquee school being in the game, even though UConn had four titles before Monday’s matchup.
On the flip side, Sunday’s Women’s Basketball National Championship between LSU and Iowa pulled in a record 9.9 million viewers on ABC.
Someone broke into Michael Jordan’s house on Tuesday. He lives in Highland Park, Illinois. The house is on seven-acres. An 18-year-old was arrested on the scene when officers got there just after 4 in the afternoon. He’s been charged with one count of criminal trespass and two counts of criminal damage to property. Not sure if Michael Jordan was home at the time.