07:09 PM EDT 12/19/2014
Originally posted 10/06/2004 08:00AM
Rodney Dangerfield, the sad sack, goggle-eyed comic who made himself the butt of his jokes, died Tuesday at the UCLA Medical Center, where he had undergone heart valve replacement surgery on Aug. 25, spokesman Kevin Sasaki said.
Originally posted 09/21/2004 08:00AM
REVISED: Despite earlier reports that he was receiving such hospital visitors as Jay Leno and Adam Sandler, comedian Rodney Dangerfield, 82, slipped into a coma while recovering from heart surgery in recent weeks but "is starting to show signs of awareness," his wife Joan said Monday. The comedian has been able to breathe on his own for the past 24 hours, she said, adding that Dangerfield remains in stable condition overall. Reuters quotes her as saying: "Our family remains optimistic that Rodney will make a complete recovery."
Originally posted 03/30/2004 2:58PM
March 31, 2004MELLOW MARIAH? Mariah Carey plays a disgruntled diva in Damon Dash's upcoming movie State Property II – but the sexy songbird was no prima donna on the set, says the hip-hop mogul. "She's very professional," he tells Daily Insider. "Didn't complain. It's not the biggest movie. She didn't have the biggest trailer. It was cold. She just weathered the elements. She was a real trouper." Carey landed the cameo role just a few weeks ago after calling her pal Dash when she got home from her recent world tour. "I was telling her I was shooting a movie and she said, 'Where's my part?' " says Dash, who is directing and acting in the film, which he calls "an urban Snatch." Two days later they met to go over the storyboards. "She said, 'Just make sure I look good.' " Apparently he did: When she showed up to the Yonkers, N.Y., set three days later, he says, "she had the whole set in a tizzy."
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