Larry Hagman passed away on Friday at the age of 81.
The actor, best known for his villainous oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on Dallas, was surrounded by his loved ones when he succumbed from complications related to his recent bout with cancer.
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” his family in a written statement.
“Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”
Despite being diagnosed with cancer last October, he continued to work on the TNT reboot of Dallas.
He is survived by Maj Axelsson, his wife of 59 years, his daughter Kristina, his son Preston, and five granddaughters.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – She never set out to become the maven of guilt-free, fun-food dieting, the go-to girl for people who want to have their cake – and cheeseburgers and chili fries – and eat them, too, without getting fat.
No, 10 years ago, Lisa Lillien says, she was just another 30-something LA “Hungry Girl.” Someone who needed to drop 15 or 20 pounds and would do so periodically by following an all-liquid diet or a one-meal-a-day diet or whatever other weight-loss regimen was in vogue.
Afterward, she’d return to her beloved jam-slathered bagels and french fries and gain it all back.
“Then one day I just woke up and I said, ‘You know what? Read more…
The Blue Note Club (131 W 3rd St.; 212-475-8592), which closed for the longest time in its 31-year history as a result of Hurricane Sandy, has reopened. On Nov. 12 at 8 and 10:30, saxophonist and composer Eric Person will appear in conjunction with the release of his new album, “Thoughts on God.”
This is a 12-part jazz suite performed by a 13-piece ensemble. The music, reflecting Person’s religious faith, ranges from swing to ballads with excellent solo work by the leader and members of the group, which includes Duane Eubanks, Bryan Carrott, Patience Higgins, Shinnosuke Takahashi and Adam Klipple.
When I first began to collect jazz records, I found that I could trust almost anything on Blue Note records. Just
Jodie Foster isn’t a red carpet regular but she is a well-respected actress and director who is going to get another round of just desserts at the 70th Annual Golden Globes, which airs Sunday, January 13, 2013.
She will be resented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her contribution to entertainment. “Jodie is a multifaceted woman that has achieved immeasurable amounts of success and will continue to do so in her career,” said Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assocation president.
“Her ambition, exuberance and grace have helped pave the way for budding artists in this business. She’s truly one of a kind.”
Last year, Morgan Freeman was awarded the big honor. Past recipi Read more…
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Madonna drew boos and triggered a walkout by several concertgoers after she touted President Barack Obama on her “MDNA Tour” in New Orleans.
The Material Girl asked during Saturday night’s performance: “Who’s registered to vote?” She added: “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.” Drawing boos in touting Obama over Republican Mitt Romney, Madonna followed: “Seriously, I don’t care who you vote for … Do not take this privilege for granted. Go vote.”
Madonna is often outspoken. Some Colorado fans, mindful of a mass shooting there, complained she used a fake gun to shoot a masked gunman in a recent concert act in Denver. A Madonna concert in Paris in July drew ire when a video showed a swastika on a politician’s forehead.