Mother slams crowds at beach despite travelling 125 MILES to get there

Mother slams huge crowds at Blackpool seafront for ‘risking everything’ during lockdown – despite travelling 125 MILES to get there

  • A Birmingham mother decided to take her children on a 215 mile trip the beach
  • The unnamed 27-year-old then filmed crowds and criticised a lack of distancing 
  • Weeks prior the woman became a viral hit after visiting a beach in Wales 
  • She likened the people on the Blackpool beach to being in the wrong like she was in Wales, yet failed to realise the irony of herself making the same journey
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

A Birmingham mum has felt the wrath of social media, after uploading a video of herself berating members of the public for being out in Blackpool… despite making the 125 mile journey herself to soak up sun on the beach.

The woman could be heard accusing people of ‘risking everything’, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as she filmed them on the streets of the seaside resort on Bank Holiday Monday.

Astonishingly it is the second time the woman has been circulated on social media, following a recent trip to Barmouth beach in Wales amid the pandemic lockdown, during which she filmed a confrontation with police safety officers.

Sounding audibly irate, the woman slammed a lack of social distancing on the promenade

In the footage she exchanged heated words and demanded to know why herself and her young family were being escorted from the beach, which brought about instance criticism online.

The video, which went viral when posted last week, the woman called locals a ‘bunch of b******s’ when police confront her and claims she ‘didn’t realise Wales wasn’t in England.’

This time around she made the 125-mile trip to Lancashire on Bank Holiday Monday – but returned home immediately believing it to be ‘dangerous,’ as report Birmingham Live.

The mother captured the footage while sitting in the front passenger seat of a car, driving though the tourist hotspot and later posted the video to her Facebook page.

She could be heard narrating: ‘So today we’ve come to Blackpool, just thought we’d come and take the kids for a walk.

‘Obviously I’ve had a video that’s gone viral when we went to Wales in Barmouth, and they [people online] have had a go.

The Birmingham mum captured the footage of crowded Blackpool streets while sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle, after making a 125 mile trip to take in the sun

‘But then we’ve come here today, and I’ve had loads [of abuse] online for that video. Now I’ve come to Blackpool and look at all these people.

‘Two metre distance? Where’s the two metre distance? So coronavirus is really, really getting protected right now yeah? 

‘Everybody’s on the beach, but I get slandered for my video when I went to Wales. I understand I was in the wrong.

She added: ‘There’s too many people risking everything just because of the weather.

‘We’re going straight back home because this is dangerous.

‘People are moaning over sending their kids to school because of the coronavirus, but then they’re happy to bring them to a beach where there are thousands here.

‘You can’t two-metre distance on a beach. There’s too many people all walking past each other.’

Footage quickly went viral across social media, with many people re-sharing to condemn the ignorance of the mum in question. 

The 27-year-old, who did not want to be named, later told BirminghamLive: ‘Blackpool was horrible as thousands were there.

‘People weren’t social distancing. We stayed five minutes and then left.

‘There were new born babies in prams and people coughing walking past.’

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Katie Price’s ex Kris Boyson drives fans wild with huge bulge in tight tracksuit – The Sun

KATIE Price's former boyfriend Kris Boyson has sent followers foaming at the mouth after wearing body-hugging trousers in his latest Instagram picture.

The personal trainer shared the photo on social media – and got a lot of interest from his insatiable fans.

He wrote alongside the snug snap of him walking through a door: "Anyone can open a door but not everyone has the faith to walk through it!"

One female begged him to release his own calendar and commented: "I make that at least 12 🔥 photos so you had better be bringing out a calendar this year Mr B!!!"

Another pleaded: "Open that door so I can come in an see you."

One simply wrote: "Gorgeous."





One fan remarked on his comment and said: "I have faith. U look great as usual."

'Perfection', 'fit' and 'why are you so handsome?' featured in his list of compliments wearing the tight khaki tracksuit.

Ex-Love Island star Bianca got together with PT Kris' following his split from Katie Price last year and has been staying with him during lockdown.

They have regularly been spotted taking their lockdown allocated exercise in very tight workout gear.

Previous girlfriend Katie Price, 41, has spoken about Kris hooking up with Bianca while she was in rehab last year.

"I was suffering so bad when I was in the Priory and he's now found happiness with someone else, so all I can wish is him and her happiness, I want them to keep safe."

Kris is now selling the £39,000 diamond engagement ring he gave to Katie after moving on with Bianca.

Kris took it back after she cheated on him with Charles Drury.

Katie was asked on Instagram how she felt about seeing him kissing Bianca while she was in recovery.

The mum-of-five said: "All I'm going to say is I thought I was going to marry Kris… I feel really gutted what I did to Kris when I was with him, I had my reasons.

"And if I could turn back the clock, I would never have done what I did to him."

Last year, the TV personality was declared bankrupt, broke up with on/off boyfriend Kris, lost two dogs and confessed she’ll be in therapy "for the rest of her life".

She candidly shared recently: "I mean, there’s only so much I can take as a human being.

"Traumas from the exes, the media giving me a hard time with constant bull**** stories. I’ve had two dogs that have died, I even got blamed for that by the press.

"It got to the point where I literally can’t talk to anyone. My mum is terminally ill, I don’t want to stress her out. Yeah, I turned to coke and I turned to drink."

The mum-of-five has had a string of high profile relationships including, with footballer Dwight Yorke with whom she has son Harvey, ex-husbands Peter Andre and Kieran Hayler – the fathers of four of her children – Princess and Junior with Pete and Jett and Bunny with Kieran.

She's also dated the likes of racing car driver Ralf Schumacher and cage fighter Alex Reid.

But now she's turned over a new leaf Katie is determined not to let her relationships define her and would change all "the men I chose".

She told New! Magazine: "I hate the fact I let these men in the past break me and destroy me and mentally abuse me.

"But now I'm so much better. Before I would jump into relationships and I was needy without thinking about whether it was the right relationship.

"But now I've sorted myself out and I'm more assertive.

"I know what I want and I wouldn't just jump into a relationship."

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DJ Pauly D changes up look with new beard and no blowout

Quarantine has turned Pauly D into a new man.

The “Jersey Shore” star has been making fans swoon online with his new look, which includes a “quarantine beard” that makes him appear nearly unrecognizable.

“New Flex💪🏽……,” Pauly D, 39, captioned a video of himself on Instagram on Monday.

Aside from the facial hair, the reality star also covered his trademark blowout with a Yankees fitted cap, which makes him look even more different.

“Who are you and what have you done with Pauly D,” the official “Jersey Shore” Instagram account commented. The remark got over 300 likes.

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, appears to be a fan of the makeover. He wrote, “Beard gang 💪🏽.”

However, Pauly D has yet to fully commit to a complete transformation and get rid of his signature hairstyle. Over the weekend, he posted a clip that showed his gel-filled coif is still intact.

The DJ did tell fans, though, that he is thinking about cutting it. A fan wrote in the post, “I think it’s time for a new hair style,” and Pauly D responded, “well said.”

The MTV star first debuted his new beard in April and has maintained the look amid rave reviews from his followers.

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Lauren Goodger FLOUTS social distancing rules by hosting a party

‘She wasn’t aware she couldn’t have friends over’: Lauren Goodger claims the dumbest excuse for FLOUTING social distancing rules by hosting a party at her Essex flat

  • A representative for the former TOWIE star, 33, confirmed to MailOnline that Lauren was unaware that she could not have friends at her house  
  • Lauren claimed she ‘didn’t understand the guidelines’ and broke lockdown rules partly due to ‘seeing other people doing the same on Instagram’
  • The reality TV personality has since adequately educated herself about what is and isn’t allowed during the ongoing pandemic 
  • The images and videos were shared on Lauren’s friend John Haynes’ Instagram page over the weekend, who the TOWIE star branded her ‘boyfriend’
  • Lauren’s representative added: ‘Lauren isn’t in a relationship. Her saying that John was her boyfriend was a joke.’ 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Lauren Goodger flouted social distancing rules by hosting a gathering with a group of friends at her Essex home over the weekend amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

A representative for the former TOWIE star, 33, confirmed to MailOnline that Lauren was unaware that she could not have friends at her house and ‘didn’t understand the guidelines’. 

Lauren claimed she broke lockdown rules partly due to ‘seeing other people doing the same on Instagram’, but has since adequately educated herself about what is and isn’t allowed. 

Rule-breaker: Lauren Goodger flouted social distancing rules by hosting a gathering with friends at her Essex home over the weekend amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic 

The images and videos were shared on Lauren’s friend John Haynes’ Instagram page over the weekend, who the TOWIE star branded her ‘boyfriend’. 

Lauren’s spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Lauren was unaware she wasn’t allowed friends in her house. She was informed this was allowed and that lockdown rules had been lifted slightly…

‘She had also seen people having similar gatherings on other people’s Instagram stories. 

‘Lauren has been told to look at the government website and now understands the guidelines’. 

The representative added: ‘Lauren isn’t in a relationship. Her saying that John was her boyfriend was a joke.’ 

Oops! A representative for the former TOWIE star, 33, confirmed to MailOnline that Lauren was unaware that she could not have friends at her house and ‘didn’t understand the guidelines’ 

Shocker: Lauren claimed she broke lockdown rules partly due to ‘seeing other people doing the same on Instagram’, but has since adequately educated herself about what is allowed

Lauren has been using her time in lockdown to promote her line of tanning products. 

Plugging her new project, the Celebs Go Dating star captioned her posts: ‘Life is so much better with a tan ! I feel like I can face the world it’s brand new and it’s better and my tan is back.

‘and I’m so happy with the results it makes my skin tanned smoothe and sunkissed! It’s vegan and comes in 4 shades! We also supply the best mitts that are double lined so no streaks! Visit the website www.lgbeauty.com and check for yourself.’ [sic]

Since being propelled to the spotlight on the ITVBe show in 2010, Lauren has openly admitted to undergoing a nose job, boob job, liposuction to rid her of ‘lumps and bumps’ and fillers in the past.

The whole gang: The images and videos were shared on Lauren’s friend John Haynes’ Instagram page over the weekend, who the TOWIE star branded her ‘boyfriend’

Shocker: Lauren’s representative added: ‘Lauren isn’t in a relationship. Her saying that John was her boyfriend was a joke’

Last March, she vowed never to get facials fillers again after claiming jaw fillers left her looking like Jim Carrey’s 1994 character The Mask, and insisted she was off the fillers having had her face drained.

During an appearance on This Morning, the brunette said: ‘I don’t have surgery on my face – I have had done, I’ve had things removed, I enhance my face with make-up and lip liner and things like that’.

It’s been a tough time for the beautician, who was forced to shut her salon Lauren’s Way as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Working it: Lauren Goodger appeared to pine for happier times as she shared a sizzling throwback snap to promote her new tanning range on Sunday

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Did Ja Rule and Ashanti Ever Date?

In the early 2000s, Ashanti dominated the R&B charts with her hit songs like “What’s Luv” and “Foolish.” The stunning songstress was signed to Irv Gotti’s Murder, Inc. label, and her self-titled album went triple platinum, absolutely skyrocketing on the Billboard charts.

From there Ashanti was a household name, often performing with her friend and label-mate, rapper JaRule. The singer and rapper collaborated on numerous songs like, “Always On Time” and Ja Rule is often rapping or acting as a hypeman on her songs.

Since the pair had such a great deal of chemistry and often performed together at shows and on tour, fans have always speculated that they had a relationship.

RELATED: Ashanti Just Made Billboard Chart History

Ashanti and Irv Gotti had an affair

For years, there had been speculation that Ashanti and Irv Gotti had an affair at some point early on in her career. However, after the Murder, Inc. co-founder became entangled in an FBI investigation for allegedly laundering drug money before he was acquitted, rumors of that relationship fizzled.

On an October 2019 episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York, Gotti, and his ex-wife, Deb Lorenzo spoke about the affair and why the record producer is no longer on good terms with many of the artists who were once signed to him.

“We were still married, but we were separated when they were dating,” Lorenzo revealed. Gotti has previously denied dating Ashanti and the singer, who is notoriously private about her personal life, has never commented on it.

RELATED: What is Ashanti’s Net Worth?

Ashanti was in a long-term relationship with Nelly

In the early 2000s, Ashanti was in a long-term relationship with rapper, Nelly. Though there have been rumors about their relationship since 2003, neither of them confirmed it until 2008. The pair officially called it quits in 2014.

“I think sometimes when people have their own insecurities it allows them to act out of character,” Ashanti said about their breakup in 2015 on The Meredith Vieira Show. “I’ve been betrayed. Again, you just have to grow. You have to grow up and accept responsibilities for the things that you do. I’m not a big fan of people being cowards. I think it’s really important to know yourself and understand what you want and get it. I’m in a different place right now.”

RELATED: Fat Joe And Ashanti’s Collaboration Was Originally Supposed To Have Jennifer Lopez Featured Instead

Ja Rule and Ashanti never dated

Now, amid a recent Instagram Live with Fat Joe, Ashanti is speaking about all of those rumors about herself and Ja Rule.

“It’s so crazy,” she told Fat Joe. “Our chemistry is so ill. I don’t know how to explain it. We never messed with each other it never was even a thing — it never came up. So, we could not see each other for months and we’ll be at a show together and get on stage and it would seem like we’d been together the whole day. Down to sometimes, we’d be coordinated with what we were wearing.”

Though Ashanti and JaRule never dated, the songstress has been linked to NBA star James Harden and comedian Michael Blackson in recent years, but she has never confirmed or denied any of those reports.

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Why Mark Ruffalo Told Robert Downey Jr. He Shouldn't Be Cast as the MCU's Hulk

Now it’s impossible for fans to picture anyone else playing Iron Man other than Robert Downey Jr. But just as the Marvel Cinematic Universe nearly had a different Tony Stark, another actor almost starred as Bruce Banner in The Avengers. And no, we’re not talking about Edward Norton.

Rather, actor Mark Ruffalo — who has played Banner/Hulk since 2012 — initially turned down the role. Although he was later worn down, he first balked at the offer to join the MCU. And in hindsight, his hesitation makes complete sense, given Ruffalo’s career up to that point.

The Incredible Hulk is one of the only major MCU recasts

In 2008, Marvel Studios had only just rolled the dice on the potential of building to The Avengers when The Incredible Hulk hit theaters. The latter film served as a reboot of the 2003 Hulk and replaced Eric Bana with Oscar-nominated actor Edward Norton. But Norton’s relationship with Marvel soon soured, and the actor stepped away from the franchise.

Remarkably, the role of Bruce Banner is one of the few major ones Marvel has recast since the MCU’s kickoff. Like Norton, Terrence Howard came into conflict with Marvel Studios. And when it came time for Iron Man 2, Don Cheadle joined the cast as James “Rhodey” Rhodes. Over the years, the details behind both MCU recasts have gradually come to light.

But whatever the case may be, Marvel Studios needed a new actor to join writer/director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers. And both Whedon and Downey believed they had found their man in Mark Ruffalo. Downey had previously starred alongside the actor in 2007’s Zodiac, after all. All they needed to do was convince Ruffalo he could pull off the technically challenging role.

Mark Ruffalo tried to get out of joining ‘The Avengers’

Playing Banner is straigtforward enough. But the Hulk is another story. The green goliath requires heavy use of CGI and motion-capture technology to bring an actor’s performance to life. Although Ruffalo had been making movies since the early 1990s, he had never dealt with such an effects-heavy role. That’s precisely why he didn’t want to take it, Ruffalo told Variety.

I did try to talk them out of casting me. I said, “I don’t know if I’m the right guy. I’ve never done anything like this.” Between Joss and Robert, they were pretty convincing that I could do it. I was scared. I was really scared. I’m still scared. The technological aspect of it makes it really hard to work that way. I struggle with it all the time. But my motto is to make fear your friend. Just keep pushing yourself into those places where you feel scared or challenged.

Of course, casting Ruffalo worked out for everyone. His Hulk is easily the most popular among fans. And bringing on someone who hadn’t played a CGI character fed into Banner’s own anxiety and awkwardness. Moreover, Ruffalo has embraced the character’s evolution. As fans know, Banner has changed a lot since moviegoers first met Ruffalo’s version in The Avengers.

Even the actor doesn’t know what the future holds for the Hulk

Particularly with his arc in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the Hulk has flourished as a compelling character. Much of that has to do with Ruffalo’s performance. But despite his role in saving the universe, Hulk’s next appearance remains a mystery. Ruffalo has revealed he may have a role in the upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk though.

That show will follow Jennifer Walters, Banner’s cousin, as she develops her own Hulk-like powers. In the comics, Banner is a key part of her origin story. Since a standalone Hulk movie probably isn’t happening anytime soon, She-Hulk could be the ideal way to explore the character’s mythology. Perhaps Marvel Studios will soon confirm the plan for Hulk’s future.

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Ruthie Ann Miles Gives Birth to Baby Girl Two Years After Miscarriage and Young Daughter’s Death

The Broadway actress is over the moon to announce the birth of her daughter with husband Jonathan Blumenstein two years after losing their young daughter and unborn baby.

AceShowbizRuthie Ann Miles has welcomed a daughter with husband Jonathan Blumenstein.

The 37-year-old Broadway star took to her Instagram on Saturday, May 9, 2020 to announce the happy news, revealing they had named the little girl Hope Elizabeth.

“3 generations of April Babies,” she wrote.

Ruthie Ann revealed back in March that she was pregnant – two years after the star lost her four-year-old daughter Abigail when they were mowed down by a car after leaving a church event. Her friend’s son Joshua also died in the tragic incident.

Two months later, Ruthie Ann shared even more devastating news – she had lost her unborn child just weeks before her due date. Ruthie Ann and Jonathan were planning on naming their daughter Sophia.

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Why The Yardbirds Fell Apart Despite Jimmy Page's Best Efforts

When you look back to the formation of Led Zeppelin, you have to start with The Yardbirds. After all, that where Jimmy Page developed “Dazed and Confused” and the other ideas Page described as “a textbook to work from” once he launched the Zep.

The Yardbirds, of course, are the bands where Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck also got their starts. During the group’s five years together, the core members and succession of guitar gods racked up multiple hits, delved into psychedelia, and drove a hard edge into the music of the era.

When Page came aboard in 1966, The Yardbirds had just lost bassist Paul Samwell-Smith, the second major defection following the exit of Clapton (in early ’65). At first, Page slotted in on bass, but it wasn’t long before he and Beck were dueling on lead guitars. It was an exciting time for the band.

But a few months later Beck left, too. And though Page did his best to keep The Yardbirds going, the band collapsed in ’68. A combination of a new manager, a mismatched producer, and general fatigue drove the core members out for good.

Jimmy Page’s Yardbirds had to record with a hit-making producer

To get into the collapse of The Yardbirds, you have to get into the world of shark-like ’60s producers and managers. Around the time Beck left the group, Yardbirds manager Simon Napier-Bell sold his interest in the band to Peter Grant (who’d become world-famous as Led Zeppelin’s manager).

Grant had his partner, Mickie Most, produce the group’s next album. Most made his name on the London scene long before with hits like The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” and Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman” (on which Page played lead).

But by early ’67 the scene was shifting to the sort of album rock Page would trot out with his Zeppelin. For his part, Most wasn’t interested in any of the Yardbirds’ experiments in psychedelia if they didn’t fit into a radio-friendly single format. So he produced the sort of singles the band hated recording.

“Mickie would always try to get us to record these horrible songs,” Page told Brad Tolinski in Light and Shade. “He would say, ‘Come on, just try it! If the song is bad, we won’t release it.’ And of course it would always get released!” This approach demoralized a band that already had its share of problems.

Singer Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty finally took their leave

While The Yardbirds released singles written and produced by studio craftsmen, the band toured with a slashing live act that featured an unleashed Page on guitar and his very capable bandmates behind him. (Listen to the group’s early version of “Dazed and Confused” to get an idea.)

However, the Most-produced singles flopped on the charts. That didn’t win them any defenders at the record company, and founding members Keith Relf (vocals) and Jim McCarty (drums) finally came to the end of their line. Meanwhile, bassist/guitarist Chris Dreja decided to focus on photography.

“It just got to a point where Relf and McCarty couldn’t take it anymore,” Page told Trouser Press in 1977. “They wanted to go and do something totally different.” However, the band still had some tour dates left when they departed.

So Page had to round up a singer and drummer that would play with him as The New Yardbirds. But after Robert Plant and John Bonham joined Page and John Paul Jones, they knew they had more than a fill-in band. Led Zeppelin took flight on that tour instead.

Also see: How Jimmy Page and The Yardbirds Got Into ‘Blow-Up’ Instead of The Who

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To Land The Catwoman Role In Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway Dressed As A Very Different Character

When Anne Hathaway went to audition for Christopher Nolan’s DC hit The Dark Night Rises, she wasn’t actually told which character she would be testing for. So the the star decided to go dressed for a totally different role to the one in the movie. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, via IGN, Hathaway revealed that after The Dark Knight featured Joker so prominently, Hathaway assumed that the next film would mark his girlfriend Harley Quinn’s first appearance on the big screen.

“I came in and I had this lovely Vivian Westwood kind of beautiful-but-mad tailoring top with stripes going everywhere,” Hathaway said in the interview. “And I wore these flat Joker-ey looking shoes. And I was trying to give Chris these crazy little smiles.”

It was only after an hour of this that Nolan revealed he was casting for Catwoman, calling for Hathaway to make an abrupt change to her mannerisms while dressed to evoke a completely different character.

“About an hour into the meeting he said ‘Well, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you this, but it’s Catwoman,'” she related. “And I was shifting into a different gear. ‘Now OK, we’re slinky. We’re slinky. And I hate my shirt. I love my shirt, but I hate it right now. We’re slinky.'”

We all know by now that she got the part of Selena Kyle, but the DC universe would surely be very different right now if it was Hathaway who pioneered a live-action role now inextricably linked to Margot Robbie.

Hathaway is now passing the Catwoman baton to Zoe Kravitz, who will appear as Selena Kyle’s Catwoman in next year’s The Batman.

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Spotify to Distribute Fox News Media Podcasts

Three new shows will debut on the streaming platform in May

  • David Stern

    The former longtime commissioner of the NBA died Jan. 1 following a brain hemorrhage, according to a statement from current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. He was 77.

  • Andrew Burkle  

    Andrew Burkle, an aspiring film producer and the son of billionaire Ron Burkle, died Jan. 6 in his Beverly Hills home, according to People Magazine. He was 27.

  • Elizabeth Wurtzel 

    The author of the seminal 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America” died in a Manhattan hospital on Jan. 7 at age 52.

  • Silvio Horta 

    Silvio Horta, creator of ABC comedy series “Ugly Betty,” was found dead in a Miami motel room Jan. 7. He was 45.

  • Neil Peart 

    The drummer and lyricist for the ’70s and ’80s Canadian progressive rock band Rush  died on Jan. 7, according to the band’s Twitter account. He was 67.

  • Harry Hains 

    Harry Hains, an actor and producer who had appeared on “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “The OA,” “Sneaky Pete” and “The Surface,” died on Jan. 7. He was 27.

  • Buck Henry 

    The actor-screenwriter-director who co-created “Get Smart,” co-wrote “The Graduate” and co-directed the hit 1978 Warren Beatty film “Heaven Can Wait” died on Jan. 8 in Los Angeles. He was 89.

  • Edd Byrnes

    The actor, who played Vince Fontaine in “Grease” and also starred on the series “77 Sunset Strip” as the teen idol “Kookie,” died on Jan. 8. He was 87.

  • Ivan Passer 

    Ivan Passer, a pioneering filmmaker in the Czech New Wave, a frequent collaborator with the late Milos Forman and the director of the 1981 film “Cutter’s Way,” died on Jan. 9. He was 86.

  • Stan Kirch 

    Stan Kirsch, one of the stars of the syndicated ’90s fantasy drama “Highlander: The Series,” died on Jan. 11. He was 51.

  • Rocky Johnson 

    Rocky Johnson, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, died on Jan. 15 at the age of 75.

  • Terry Jones 

    Terry Jones, a beloved member of the Monty Python comedy troupe who directed many of its classic films, died Jan. 21. He was 77.

  • Tyler Gwozdz 

    Former “Bachelorette” contestant Tyler Gwozdz, who appeared on the 2019 season of the reality series, died Jan. 22 of a suspected drug overdose at age 29.

     

  • Kobe Bryant 

    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was killed Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., on that killed four others. He was 41

  • Kirk Douglas 

    Kirk Douglas, the prolific actor and producer whose “Spartacus” is credited with helping to end the Hollywood blacklist, patriarch of a successful entertainment dynasty and one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s golden age, died Feb. 5 at age 103.

  • F.X. Feeney 

    F.X. Feeney, a longtime film critic for LA Weekly, a film historian and a screenwriter, died on Feb. 5 after suffering several strokes over the previous few days. He was 66.

  • Kevin Conway 

    Kevin Conway, known for his roles in films like “Gettysburg” and ‘Thirteen Days,” died on Feb. 5 of a heart attack. He was 77.

  • Orson Bean 

    Veteran character actor Orson Bean, a regular on shows like “To Tell the Truth” and “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and star of “Being John Malkovich,” died the night of Feb. 7 at age 91 after he was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles.

  • Robert Conrad 

    Robert Conrad, who was the star of the 1960s TV series “Wild Wild West,” died from heart failure on Feb. 8 at the age of 84.

  • Raphael Coleman 

    Raphael Coleman, who starred as Eric in the 2005 Emma Thompson movie “Nanny McPhee” and went on to devote himself to environmental activism, died suddenly on Feb. 7 at the age of 25.

  • Paula Kelly 

    Paula Kelly, an Emmy-nominated actress known for TV series like “Night Court” and films like “Sweet Charity” and “The Andromeda Strain,” died on Feb. 8 in Whittier, California. She was 77.

  • Joseph Vilsmaier 

    Joseph Vilsmaier, a German director and cinematographer behind the acclaimed 1993 World War II drama “Stalingrad” died “peacefully” at his home in Bavaria. He was 81.

  • Caroline Flack 

    Caroline Flack, former host of “Love Island,” died at the age of 40 on Feb. 15. A lawyer for the family told BBC that Flack died by suicide. 

  • Daniel Lee Martin 

    Daniel Lee Martin, country singer and host of “Brotherhood Outdoors,” was found dead in his Pasco County, Florida, home on Feb. 14 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 54.

  • Nikita Pearl Waligwa 

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young actress seen in the 2016 Disney film “Queen of Katwe,” died on Feb. 15, according to the Ugandan newspaper The Daily Monitor. Waligwa, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, was 15.

  • Jason Davis 

    Jason Davis, best known as the voice of Mikey Blumberg on Disney Channel’s “Recess,” died on Feb. 16. He was 35.

  • Ja’net Dubois

    Ja’net Dubois, starred on the CBS sitcom “Good Times” and wrote and performed the theme song to “The Jeffersons,” passed away on Feb. 18. She was 74.

  • Katherine Johnson

    Katherine Johnson, a pioneering mathematician and NASA employee who was pivotal in helping in America’s space race and was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the film “Hidden Figures,” died on Feb. 24. She was 101.

  • James Lipton

    “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton passed away on March 2 after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 93.

  • Max von Sydow

    “The Exorcist” star Max von Sydow died on March 8 at the age of 90. 

  • Lorenzo Brino 

    Lorenzo Brino, a former child star in the family drama “7th Heaven,” died in a car accident on March 9, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.

  • Beatrice 

    Beatrice, who played the beloved French bulldog Stella on the last seven seasons of “Modern Family,” died March 9 shortly after the cast shot the series finale.

  • Stuart Whitman 

    Stuart Whitman, a star of Westerns alongside John Wayne like “The Comancheros” and the war movie “The Longest Day,” died in his home March 16, his son told TMZ. Whitman was 92.

  • Lyle Waggoner 

    Lyle Waggoner, an actor known for starring on “The Carol Burnett Show” and the ’70s “Wonder Woman” TV series, died March 17 at age 84.

     

  • Maggie Griffin 

    Maggie Griffin, Kathy Griffin’s mother and co-star of her Bravo reality series “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” died March 17 at age 99.

  • Kenny Rogers

    Country music legend Kenny Rogers passed away on March 20 at the age of 81. According to a statement, he died of natural causes.

  • Terrence McNally

    Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally died on March 24 of complications from the coronavirus. He was 81.

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  • Adam Schlesinger

    Adam Schlesinger, the lead singer-songwriter from the rock band Fountains of Wayne and a music producer and composer on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died on April 1 due to complications from the coronavirus.

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  • Ellis Marsalis Jr.

    Ellis Marsalis Jr., New Orleans jazz legend and father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, died from COVID-19 complications April 1. “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz… He was a teacher, a father, and an icon — and words aren’t sufficient to describe the art, the joy and the wonder he showed the world,” New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said. He was 85.

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  • Eddie Large

    Eddie Large, one-half of the comedy duo Little and Large, died April 2 after contracting coronavirus while hospitalized for heart failure. He was 78.

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  • Ed Farmer

    Ed Farmer, MLB player turned White Sox radio announcer, died April 1. He was 70.

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  • Jeff Grosso

    Jeff Grosso, the legendary skateboarder who hosted Vans’ “Loveletters to Skating” video series, died March 31 in Costa Mesa, Calif. He was 51.

  • Bill Withers

    Bill Withers, the 1970s singer of classics like “Lean On Me” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” died on March 30 at the age of 81.

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  • Patricia Bosworth

    Patricia Bosworth, a stage and screen actress turned journalist who penned celebrity biographies, died April 2 from complications of the coronavirus. She was 86.

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  • Honor Blackman

    Honor Blackman, the British actress best known for her roles in “The Avengers” series and “Goldfinger” film of the 1960s, died at the age of 94, her family announced on April 6.

  • Chynna Rogers

    Rapper and model Chynna Rogers died on April 8. She was 25.

  • Dieter Laser

    Dieter Laser, the German actor best known for his role as the deranged doctor in “The Human Centipede,” died on Feb. 29. He was 78.

  • Brian Dennehy

    Actor Brian Dennehy, a Tony and Golden Globe-winning actor, passed away on April 15 of natural causes. He was 81.

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