How Did Tina Marie Die

December 27, 2010 by · Comments Off on How Did Tina Marie Die 

How Did Tina Marie Die, (AP) – Teena Marie, the “Ivory Queen of Soul” who developed a lasting legacy with her hits and silky soul with hits like “Lovergirl,””Square Biz “and” Fire and Desire “with her mentor Rick James , died Sunday. She was 54. A Pasadena police statement said the death appears to be natural causes. Police and firefighters were called to her home after family members found her unresponsive.

In an interview with The Associated Press last year, Teena Marie said she had successfully fought an addiction to prescription drugs, she toured last year in support of her latest album, “Congo Square”.

Mary was certainly not the first white act to sing soul, but it was probably the most talented and respected, and he was fully adopted by black audiences.

Even before starting her musical career, she had a strong bond with the black community, which she credited to her godmother. She gravitates to soul music in her youth and decided to do her job.

Marie made her debut on the legendary Motown label in 1979, becoming one of the few white acts to break the barrier of race from the record label owned Black revolutionary who had been a haven for black artists like Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five, the Supremes and Marvin Gaye.

Mary was a protégé of James lecturer funk, with whom she had long relationships, turbulent but musically magical.

The cover of her debut album, “Wild and Peaceful,” was not her image; with Motown apparently fearing black audiences would not buy it if they found her with the dynamic gospel voice were white accents.

But Mary won her first hit, “I’m A Sucker for Your Love” and was on her way to becoming one of R & queens of the most revered B. During her tenure with Motown, the singer-songwriter and musician produces passionate love songs and funk jam songs like “Need Your Lovin'”,” Behind the Groove. ”

Marie’s voice was the main draw of her music: Pitch-perfect, piercing in its clarity and wrought with emotion, whether it’s drawing from the highs of romance or painful moments of a lost love. But her songs, most of whom she had a hand in writing, were the other major component of its success.

Tunes like “Cassanova Brown””Portuguese Love “and” Deja Vu (I’ve Been Here Before) “presented more typical platitudes about love and life, but complex thoughts lyrically rich.

And “Fire and Desire,” a duet with Rick James that featured the former couple considering their past love, was considered a musical masterpiece and a staple of romance on the block radio stations across the country.

Mary left Motown in 1982 and became its rupture history: She sued the label and the legal battle led to a law prohibiting the record companies to hold an artist without releasing any of their music.

She went to Epic in the 1980s and had hits like “Lovergirl” and “Ooo La La La”, but her musical legacy would be her Motown.

Yet she continued to record music and performs. In 2004 and 2006, she set two albums well received on the traditional rap label Cash Money Records, “The Dona” and “Sapphire.”

In 2008, she spoke of her joy at being honored by the Foundation & BR.

“Overall, it was a wonderful, wonderful ride,” she told The Associated Press at the time. “I do not intend to stop anytime soon.”

(This version corrects updates with the police report, removes the allocation publicist. Corrects that “Ooo La La La” was for years instead Epic Motown.)

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Eva Longoria Divorce

November 17, 2010 by · Comments Off on Eva Longoria Divorce 

Eva Longoria Divorce, Is it time to remove the scripts?

Eva Longoria is divorced from Tony Parker, according to TMZ.

The site reports that the basketball player filed for divorce on Monday in Texas. A representative for the couple says it’s false.

All we know is the star of Desperate Housewives recently vetoed the recording of Heroes, 2010 Anderson Cooper on CNN.

baby rumors have pursued since they were married in Parker’s native France in 2007 but never became pregnant.

They seemed happy, however.

Recently, Eva said she was considering adopting a child from Haiti.

“ Having a large family that is really important for both,”he told reporters in September.

“ I feel more confident in myself now, and Tony and I love children go – although we are in no hurry.”

The actress announced her engagement to protect San Antonio Spurs point in November 2006, she was previously married to General Hospital actor Tyler Christopher 2002-2004.

Is it cheating? A few years ago, rumors dogged the couple.

Word was that he was cheating with the model Alexandra Paressant, but never proven. As in do not say, everything.

Providence Journal

July 20, 2010 by · Comments Off on Providence Journal 

Providence JournalProvidence Journal:PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It’s an innocent enough looking tractor-trailer, except for the fact that it’s blocking a street in downtown Providence. But what’s inside may give the heebie-jeebies to some.

A spokesman for medical instrument maker Smith & Nephew told The Providence Journal the truck contains human body parts as well as body parts models the company’s using to demonstrate it’s endoscopic surgery instruments at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

The body parts, mostly isolated joints, are used so surgeons can get a feel for the company’s instruments, or sharpen their skills.

The truck has been parked in the street with permission from the city since Tuesday and is scheduled to leave Friday.

Information from: The Providence Journal,

Simon Monjack

December 21, 2009 by · Comments Off on Simon Monjack 

brittanySimon Monjack:Brittany Murphy dies at 32,
The family of Brittany Murphy is mourning the loss of the 32-year-old actress.  Friends, fans, and well-wishers are using the popular networking site Twitter to share thoughts and memories about the young celebrity.

Ashton Kutcher uses Twitter to send condolences on Brittany Murphy’s death

TMZ was the first to report the sad news about Brittany Murphy’s death.  Now they have reported the news that her husband Simon Monjack told employees at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that he does not want an autopsy performed on his spouse.

For more information see:  Brittany Murphy’s Husband Doesn’t Want Autopsy by TMZ staff.

The L.A. County Coroner’s office plans to go ahead with the autopsy anyhow.

Allegedly, Brittany Murphy’s mother Sharon told paramedics that Murphy was suffering from diabetes.   It has not been confirmed whether the disease contributed to Murphy’s death by cardiac arrest.

Britney Murphy Dies

December 21, 2009 by · Comments Off on Britney Murphy Dies 

Britney Murphy Dies:Some shocking news coming out of Hollywood today: Brittany Murphy has died of cardiac arrest at 32. The actress, who was known for her roles in Clueless and Just Married, was found unconscious in the shower by her mother at Murphy’s West Hollywood home on Sunday morning, reports TMZ.

A spokesperson for Cedars Sinai Medical Center told People magazine that Murphy died at the facility Sunday at 10:04 a.m. PST. The actress’s rep, Nicole Perna, also confirmed the news, releasing a statement Sunday afternoon that said: “In this time of sadness, the family thanks you for your love and support. It is their wish that you respect their privacy.”

As news of her death spread on Sunday, stars took to their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to the actress.

Her ex-boyfriend and Just Married costar Ashton Kutcher Tweeted, “see you on the other side kid … 2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine. My deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany’s family, her husband, & her amazing mother Sharon.”

Jessica Simpson: “Brittany Murphy was an incredible ray of Light to so many people. Her smile was contagious. My prayers are with her family and loved ones.”

Lindsay Lohan: “My deepest condonlences go out to all of Brittany Murphy’s loved ones& may she rest in peace….She was a great talent w/a beautiful soul xo”

Eliza Dushku: “My heart aches having just learned of Brittany Murphy’s death. We were friends time-to-time thru the yrs. I always admired her pure spirit.”

Simon Pegg: “Just heard about Brittany Murphy. How very sad. Met her briefly after Sin City. Seemed a great girl. My sympathy to her friends and family.

Kevin Smith: “Never met her, but sad to hear about Brittany Murhpy. G’night, Ms. Murphy; hope you’re rollin’ with the homies someplace nice.””

Kat Dennings: “R.I.P Brittany Murphy…this is so awful”

Alyssa Milano: “Brittney Murphy and I did a USO Tour together in 2003. ? She was a sweet soul, with a lot of talent and heart.”

Brandy: “OMG!!!!!! I feel terrible about Britney Murphy:( I really love her work… Whats up with 2009 man? R.I.P. -My prayers go out to her family.”

Melissa Joan Hart: “I’m so sad to hear of the passing of a peer of mine! RIP Brittany Murphy! We will miss you and all the talent you shared!

Josh Groban: “Hollywood loses another bright soul….how many more? A decade of decadence and devastation. Time to wake up.”

Fred Durst: “RIP Brittany Murphy. What a sweet human being. My prayers are with her friends and family.”

Murphy was married to British writer-director Simon Monjack, who directed her in White Hotel. Before her wedding in 2007, she was previously engaged to best-boy grip Joe Macaluso and talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz.

The actress was known for her roles in films like 8 Mile, Girl Interrupted, Sin City, Uptown Girls and Don’t Say A Word, and she voiced the character of Luanne in TV’s King of the Hill.

In recent years, her career has been in decline and she made headlines last month when she was replaced by Twilight actress Rachelle Lefevre on The Caller. Her rep denied reports that she had been fired from the film, released a statement saying, “She was not nor has she ever been fired from any job big or small … [due] to creative differences Ms. Murphy and the production mutually parted ways.”

TMZ reports that Monjack told hospital staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center he did not want an autopsy performed on his deceased wife. However, the L.A. County Coroner’s will reportedly launch an investigation into her death.