09:15 AM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 07/15/2013 02:00PM
For Cory Monteith's last known film role, the actor took a stark departure from his work on Glee, playing a drug-addicted hustler sent to prison on a murder rap in the gritty indie movie McCanick.
Three weeks ago, the film's writer-director Josh Waller attended a screening of the movie with Monteith, who had shot the film last September.
"He had expressed that he was kind of going through a rough time," Waller tells ET Canada, "but that he was feeling better about it, and then when I saw him at the screening he wrote me a really sweet email."
Originally posted 07/08/2013 07:45AM
Mark Redwine refused to stop looking for his 13-year-old son Dylan, who went missing from his Colorado home during Thanksgiving week 2012.
While law enforcement searched a nearby mountainside last week, Redwine was in Indianapolis, handing out fliers to truck drivers so they could look for his child on their routes.
"I was on a mission to take Dylan's story nationally," Redwine tells PEOPLE. "I always held out hope that I would see my son again."
Instead, he received a call no parent wants to hear.
Originally posted 07/03/2013 11:00AM
Pierce Brosnan is returning to work following the death of his daughter, Charlotte, from ovarian cancer.
The actor was seen on set Tuesday shooting action scenes in Belgrade, Serbia, for the upcoming film November Man, a spy thriller based on the novels by Bill Granger.
According to a press release, the movie follows an ex-CIA operative who is brought back in on a dangerous mission, pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving CIA and Russian officials.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 07:45AM
As friends and family mourn the death of Kris Kross star Chris Kelly, authorities in Atlanta say they are investigating the case as a possible drug overdose.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday morning, but police are already looking at drugs as a cause after Kelly, 34, was found unresponsive in his home on Monday, Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Meanwhile, Kelly's mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, released a joint statement with Kris Kross's former record label, So So Def, mourning Kelly's death.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 10:25PM
Chris Kelly – half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump" – has died, according to authorities. He was 34.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly's cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.
Originally posted 04/10/2013 05:00PM
Originally posted 02/19/2013 07:00PM
Mindy McCready's apparent suicide on Sunday has left her two young sons in custodial limbo.
The boys – Zander, 6, and Zayne, 10 months – had been in state custody since Feb. 7, when McCready called police to ask for help in making her father and stepmother leave her home. When police arrived, McCready appeared to be intoxicated, according to a Department of Human Services report.
In a subsequent petition, the singer's father, Tim McCready, asked the court to order her to undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluation and treatment, alleging that his daughter, who had recently lost her boyfriend, "hasn't had a bath in a week ... screams about everything ... [is] very verbally abusive to Zander."
Originally posted 12/07/2012 12:10PM
The nurse who answered a prank call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge for severe morning sickness was found dead in an apparent suicide.
"It is with deep sadness that I can confirm the tragic death of a member of our nursing staff, Jacintha Saldanha," John Lofthouse, the chief executive of King Edward VII Hospital in London, said in a statement.
"She was an excellent nurse and well respected and popular with all of her colleagues. We can confirm that Jacintha was recently the victim of a hoax call to the hospital."
Originally posted 12/05/2012 01:30PM
Dave Brubeck, the pianist, composer and leader of the iconic Dave Brubeck Quartet, died Wednesday at age 91 in Connecticut, according to the AP. The cause was heart failure.
Brubeck, whose music helped define the style of West Coast Jazz in the '50s, is best known for the 1959 classic "Take 5," which was written by collaborator Paul Desmond and featured on the album Time Out. To date, it remains one of the top-selling jazz records of all time.
Brubeck wasn't just a music icon – he was also a patriot. Born in California in 1920, he was drafted into the army to serve in Europe during World War II. Upon returning home in 1946, music teacher Darius Milhaud encouraged him to pursue music.
Originally posted 11/24/2012 12:00AM
Larry Hagman, a larger-than-life TV personality best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on the primetime soap Dallas, died Friday of complications from throat cancer.
The star, who was the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin (South Pacific, Peter Pan) and Texas attorney Benjamin Hagman, was 81. He is survived by his wife of nearly 58 years, Maj Hagman, their two children and their grandchildren.
"When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones," his family said in a statement to the Dallas Morning News. "It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time."
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