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Jeanne Cooper, a soap opera star best known for her long-running role on The Young and the Restless, passed away this morning from an undisclosed illness.
She was 84 years old.
Cooper had spent a lot of time in the hospital over the past few weeks and her oldest son, actor Corbin Bernsen, confirmed the sad news today on Twitter.
“She was in peace and without fear,” he wrote. “You all have been incredible in your love. In her name, share it today with others.”
Cooper starred on The Young and the Restless for four decades, portraying Katherine Chandler, a character who crossedMore >
Well, this sucks. The Mayans were clearly right.
In the most obvious sign yet that the world will end some time this calendar year, television goddess Oprah Winfrey has lined up her next interview – and it’s with every member of the Kardashian family.
Desperate to improve ratings for her floundering network, Oprah has recently sat down with Paris Jackson and 50 Cent, but at least the former is the child of an icon and the latter was shot a bunch of times.
Neither is famous for letting Ray J tap her large backside on video camera. For shame, O Dubs. For shame…More >
Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter last night to ask Nielsen viewers to watch her cable network OWN instead of the Grammy Awards, a pathetic move that drew criticism from her OWN followers and the market research company alike.
“Every 1 who can please turn to OWN especially if u have a Nielsen box,” she tweeted Sunday at the start Oprah’s Next Chapter and the mega-rated Grammys.
She later added, “Commercial Grammy people… u can turn to OWN.”
The tweets caused a backlash on the social networking site, with some readers – fans of O, no less – accusing her of “begging for viewers” and beingMore >
After months of auditions, we were finally down to the live quarterfinals on America’s Got Talent. The first 12 contestants hit the stage last night, with jitters as high and song choices poor. Let’s grade each hopeful, shall we?
Miami All-Stars – After sailing through to Hollywood, the troupe hit a roadblock: their music wasn’t cleared. They had to change their routine in just a few hours. It started with six couples and I hoped it remained there. It looked like a confusing army of dance when everyone formed a rectangle. There were some dancers in the back that were behind a few steps.More >
Relax All My Children fans, your beloved Soap Opera and the world of Pine Valley, PA it occupies is not going anywhere. That announcement comes from ABC who but an end to rumors today that the ABC Daytime show was ending it’s 40+ year run.
Yes it’s true that ABC according to insiders wants to reduce their daytime lineup from three hours to two, but they have said that AMC is safe, despite delivering consistently lowered Nielsen ratings in recent weeks. However, the network also cut show costs last year by moving the shows production from New York City to Los Angeles.More >
We really wish we were making this up.
But an opera based on the life, and premature death, of Anna Nicole Smith has opened in London. Titled “Anna Nicole,” it premiered at the Royal Opera House last night and features Eva-Maria Westbroek in the lead role.
The New York Times actually referred to the performance as “deeply moving,” while Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times called it “a tawdry, if entertaining, opera… it was not until a beguiling orchestral interlude in the second act, and too late, that ‘Anna’ finally seemed worth taking seriously.”
Talk aboutMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – The worlds of classical music and tabloid TV rarely combine, but London’s Royal Opera House has just presented such an occasion – An opera about Playboy star and reality actress Anna Nicole Smith.
It may sound like a weird idea but the former centerfold had quite a life – She left school at sixteen, married at 18, became a mom at 19, divorced at 20, posed for Playboy at 25 and married a guy 62-years her senior while still just 27.
The rest of her days were spent fighting her husband’s family in court, until Anna was found unresponsive at the Hard Rock Hotel inMore >
Emmy Rossum and Adam Duritz have ended their relationship.
It was about a year in.
The Phantom of the Opera actress and Counting Crows frontman were first spotted in ’09, shortly after her ex-husband, music producer Jason Siegel, filed for divorce.
Rossum revealed that the couple split up two months ago, according to USA Today. However, the actress insists, “We’re still very close friends.” That’s good at least …
See more here: Emmy Rossum and Adam Duritz: It’s Over!