Larry Hagman, who played J.R. the conniving, villainous head of the Ewing clan on the TV series Dallas, died today at a Dallas hospital, sources close to the actor told the Dallas Morning News. He was 81.
Here’s the really strange part:
Among those confirming the death were co-star Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, who said the actress was at Hagman’s bedside when he died. Lane said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present.
Like what’s up with that?
He’s already filmed part of the second season of the Dallas revival. How are the producers ever going to replace him? No one could make you hate him like Larry Hagman.
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William Windom, who won an Emmy Award playing an Everyman drawn from the pages of James Thurber but who may be best remembered for his roles on “Star Trek” and “Murder, She Wrote,” died on Thursday at his home in Woodacre, Calif., north of San Francisco.He was 88.
In case you missed it, Bob Beckel slipped yet again on The Five and dropped the F-Bomb. TV Newser said, “It’s probably a good thing cable news content isn’t regulated by the FCC, otherwise Beckel would have generated enough indecency fines to put the network out of business.”
It was just a slip, but it says that whatever penalty FNC imposes for such slips just isn’t serious enough to get Beckel’s attention.
How could anyone think they are worth $17 million for a year’s work on a one-hour tv show for 15-weeks work?
Jennifer Lopez says it was her choice to leave “American Idol” — but the singer was actually dumped by Fox when she asked for a $2 million raise in salary to $17 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told TheWrap.
Fox also opted not to pick up Steven Tyler’s option, the person said. Tyler announced his departure Thursday, saying he had decided to devote his energies to his first love, Aerosmith. Lopez said she wanted to focus on other aspects of her career and her children.
A woman killed herself by setting herself on fire Saturday after she was the subject of a segment on the HLN program “Nancy Grace.” The woman, Toni Medrano, was charged with manslaughter last month over the death of her daughter, who she was accused of smothering after she passed out due to her drinking. Grace dubbed Medrano “Vodka Mom” on the segment, which aired June 11.
Medrano is the second woman to kill herself after being featured on a segment of Grace’s HLN show. In 2006, another mother that Grace accused of killing her child shot herself after she taped an interview with the HLN host. The family of that woman sued Grace and HLN for the death. The two sides would eventually settle.