11:37 AM EDT 05/13/2015
Originally posted 05/12/2015 09:25AM
Robin Williams' and Brittany Murphy's lives were unexpectedly cut short, but their legacy lives on through their work, fans and costars – including Ashley Tisdale, who credits both actors for having a major influence on her life and career.
Tisdale, 29, first met Williams while guest-starring on his CBS sitcom The Crazy Ones. In Health magazine's June issue, the actress discusses the effect the late comedian had on her in their short time together.
"He was one of the nicest people," she says, adding, "Whenever I was around Robin, I just wanted to hug him the entire time. He was just a humble, nice man."
In addition to his personal character, the High School Musical star says she was blown away by Williams' professionalism.
"He was the first one on his mark – he would be waiting for everybody else," she says of the star.
Originally posted 04/06/2015 09:00PM
This year, the iconic '90s film Clueless – starring Alicia Silverstone in all her yellow-plaid, middle-part fabulosity – celebrates its 20th anniversary. Not only did the film set style trends for a generation of young women, but it also preposed an entirely original lexicon, including such classic expressions as "buggin'," "riding the crimson wave," and "jeepin' around."
Originally posted 08/24/2014 02:45PM
Lifetime released its trailer for the network's upcoming biopic The Brittany Murphy Story Friday – and it's dramatic.
Flashes of Murphy (played by Grey's Anatomy's Amanda Fuller) struggling with pill bottles and harassed by paparazzi and reporters in her face pass quickly in the footage, while words like "paranoid" and "targeted" flicker between scenes – all set to a haunting, slow-burning cover of Haddaway's "What Is Love" by Canadian import Kiesza.
The clip ends with a distraught Simon Monjack (Murphy's husband, played by Eric Petersen) telling reporters, "You all killed her!"
Originally posted 08/13/2014 11:20AM
Four years after the shocking death of Brittany Murphy at the age of 32, Lifetime is planning to air a TV movie about the late actress.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour biopic will premiere on Sept. 6. Titled The Brittany Murphy Story, the project will start with Murphy as an aspiring child star in the '80s and follow her career and personal life through her 2009 death due to pneumonia, including the resulting aftermath.
Originally posted 03/18/2014 05:30PM
Brittany Murphy's last film is finally seeing the light of day.
Originally posted 11/25/2013 03:20PM
Brittany Murphy's mother Sharon has come forward to dispute claims by Brittany's father that her daughter may have been intentionally poisoned before her death in 2009.
"I have chosen to stay out of the limelight since the tragic and sudden death of my wonderful, talented, loving daughter four years ago this Dec. 20," Sharon Murphy writes for The Hollywood Reporter in response to an assertion by Brittany's estranged father, Angelo Bertolotti, that a new lab test reveals the possibility of foul play.
"I have no choice now but to come forward in the face of inexcusable efforts to smear my daughter's memory by a man who may be her biological father, but was never a real father to her in her lifetime," Sharon writes. "He has made outrageous statements over the past few years, culminating in this latest madness: that my darling daughter was murdered."
Originally posted 11/06/2013 01:30PM
Eminem made headlines with the release of his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Tuesday. But on Nov. 6, 2002, the Grammy-winning rapper was generating buzz for another reason: the premiere of 8 Mile, his semi-autobiographical film about a struggling Detroit rapper.
In honor of the movie's anniversary, we're taking a bittersweet look back at Eminem with his costar Brittany Murphy, who tragically died at age 32 in 2009.
Originally posted 07/28/2010 07:05PM
Just two months after burying her 40-year-old son, Linda Monjack is now defending him against allegations that he withdrew large sums of money from Brittany Murphy's account.
In the wake of claims by Murphy's former business manager Jeffrey Morgenroth that Simon drained Brittany's bank account and left her mother Sharon in a state of financial uncertainty, Linda is fighting back.
"I think there were financial problems [before their deaths]," Linda said from her home in England. "They were certainly acting like there were problems. Sharon was asking friends for money and I don't know why."
Originally posted 07/28/2010 09:00AM
The sad saga of Brittany Murphy is growing even more grim.
Six months after the 32-year-old actress's death in December from pneumonia, anemia and multiple-drug intoxication, new allegations are surfacing about her controversial husband, the late British film producer Simon Monjack.
Murphy's former business manager Jeffrey Morgenroth tells PEOPLE that Monjack drained his deceased wife's cash reserves by 80 percent before his own death from anemia and pneumonia in May.
As a result, Murphy's mom Sharon, 57, is facing financial uncertainty, says Morgenroth.
Originally posted 07/26/2010 11:30AM
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, says reports that a toxic mold may have contributed to the premature deaths of her daughter and of Brittany's husband Simon Monjack are "absurd."
"I have never been personally asked by the coroner or anyone from the Health Department to come and inspect my home for mold," Murphy told PEOPLE. "In the last eight months, I have been through the most unimaginable events, which no one could ever fathom. I have and will continue to be very cooperative and fully comply with any such request."
As for the speculation that has surfaced, she says, "It's absurd that this kind of misinformation is being reported by the media."
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