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Film Review: “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens

A tribute documentary explores the complicated mother/daughter relationship

“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” wasn’t meant to be a postmortem tribute. Directors Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens originally wanted the documentary to center around the quirky, sometimes volatile, relationship between actress Debbie Reynolds and her equally famous … Continue reading

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Were There More Celebrity Deaths in 2016 Than Usual?

Two things may explain the apparent rise

Many people felt that 2016 had an increase in celebrity deaths over prior years. “C’mon 2016!” and “Not again 2016!” were uttered constantly throughout much of the year. It seemed that we couldn’t go a week without hearing that a … Continue reading

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Why It’s OK to Cry about Leonard Nimoy

What we don't talk about when a celebrity dies

February 27, 2015 marked the first day I cried over a celebrity’s death. It was the day Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock on “Star Trek”, passed away from COPD complications. At 83, he had lived a … Continue reading

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“If a Twinkie represents typical mourning of a celebrity, to mourn Harold Ramis will take a Twinkie 35 feet long, weighing approximately 600 pounds.”

-Wilson Rothman
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Looking Back: Celebrity Deaths of 2013

From Roger Ebert to Nelson Mandela, 2013 saw a wide range of celebrity deaths

2013 brought us no shortage of social, technological and medical triumphs: we welcomed a Pope with modern plans, functionally cured a baby of HIV and watched California commit itself to environmental health via cap-and-trade. But 2013 also saw its fair share … Continue reading

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