Archive for September 30th, 2010
NEW YORK – Greg Giraldo, a stand-up comedian who specialized in rants and insult-filled roasts, has died. He was 44.
Giraldo died at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., after being hospitalized days earlier. New Brunswick police Lt. J.T. Miller said officers found Giraldo in his room at the Hyatt New Brunswick on Saturday night.
The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick reported that Giraldo had suffered a drug overdose, citing New Brunswick police. Giraldo’s managers declined to comment Thursday.
On Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart paid tribute to Giraldo. Instead of showing the show’s traditional final segment, “Moment of Zen,” the program ran a “Moment of Greg,” playing a clip of Giraldo performing.
Each year on this day, you’ll find them at the Y-junction in Cholame, Calif., where highways 41 and 46 converge west of Bakersfield — the James Dean faithful, coming together for the anniversary at the exact site where the 24-year-old screen icon was killed in a car crash.
Having written a book called “James Dean Died Here,” I have been there many times, including the 50th anniversary of the crash, when the site was christened the “James Dean Memorial Junction.”
BBC News – Film star Tony Curtis dies at 85 http://ow.ly/2McDv
Hollywood star Tony Curtis has died of a cardiac arrest at his US home in Nevada aged 85.
The Oscar-nominated actor, who starred in Some Like it Hot opposite Marilyn Monroe, passed away peacefully in bed, a family spokesman said.
The star received an Oscar nod in 1959 for The Defiant Ones, in which he starred with Sidney Poitier.
He also starred in Trapeze, Spartacus and 1970s crime TV series The Persuaders!
Dog owner Sherry Fearn is passionate about her pets and determined to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding the death of her three-year-old dog Bracken.
He died after a walk in Sherwood Forest a year ago along with their pet ferret and another dog owned by a friend.
They still do not know why the animals died.
A total of eight dogs died in the autumn of 2009 and one more in September this year after walks in the forest in north Nottinghamshire.
Dogs have also been reported falling ill after walking in the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.