Because they're in the public eye, celebrities are subject to being the butt of many jokes, and on the Internet, it seems the best way to knock 'em dead is to ... well, claim that they're dead. Among the most famous celebrity death hoaxes, favorites include Bill Cosby, Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama, Britney Spears, Sean Connery, Eddie Murphy and Morgan Freeman, among many others.
An auction of costumes, memorabilia and other items owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor have sold for more than $900,000, including a $20K diamond-and-gold necklace with Gabor's catchphrase “dah-ling” and a $24K grand piano. The actress and socialite died in 2016 at the age of 99.
Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in Philadelphia in 2004. Judge Steven T. O’Neill called Cosby a “sexually violent predator” and declared, "It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come."
Mariah Carey revealed her bipolar disorder diagnosis to ‘People’ magazine. Although she was first diagnosed in 2001, she “didn’t want to believe it” and only recently sought treatment after “the hardest couple of years I’ve been through.” She’s now in therapy and on medication.
Russell Crowe held an auction of personal artifacts in Australia to celebrate his near-finalized divorce to Danielle Spencer. The actor netted roughly $2.8 million USD for movie memorabilia, diamond jewelry, artwork, sports collectibles and a dinosaur skull sold to him by Leo DiCaprio.
Tina Turner’s oldest son, Craig Raymond Turner, has died at 59 of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, says the Los Angeles coroner. Craig was born to Tina and then-boyfriend, saxophonist Raymond Hill, and was later adopted by Tina’s abusive husband Ike.
Miley Cyrus retracted a 10-year-old apology for a controversial Vanity Fair photoshoot with Annie Liebowitz where it appeared that she posed topless at 15 years old. At the time, a Disney representative said the ‘Hannah Montana’ star had been “deliberately manipulated.”
Reese Witherspoon is in talks to star as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde 3, according to ‘Deadline,’ which will feature most of the original creative team. It’s been 17 years since the original film; the plot is under wraps but is said to be in the same style with focus on female empowerment.
The first photo of Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers in the movie 'You're My Friend' has been released. In the picture, Hanks is wearing a signature Fred Rogers' outfit - a bright red zip-up sweater over a buttoned-up shirt and tie, khaki pants, and, of course lace-up sneakers. The movie is set to come out October 2019.
Academy Award-winning Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for playing 007 in the first James Bond spy movies. He has also starred in an array of other projects, including 'Robin and Marian,' 'The Name of the Rose,' 'The Untouchables,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.'
Morgan Freeman's lawyer is demanding an apology and retraction from CNN for its May 24 story in which eight women "unjustly" accused the actor of sexual harassment. A CNN spokesperson said the network stands by its reporting.
Lindsay Lohan is under fire for telling a British newspaper that women who speak out in the #MeToo movement look weak. Although she noted she’s “supportive of women” and “everyone goes through their own experiences,” Lohan called women who make allegations "attention-seekers."
James Earl Jones is the American actor who voiced Darth Vader in the 'Star Wars' franchise. He's also known for films like 'The Great White Hope,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'Field of Dreams' as well as an array of TV shows.
When former President Bill Clinton met George H.W. Bush at his home, Bush wore socks featuring the face the man who beat him at his second-term election more than 25 years ago. “Luckily I had a freshly laundered pair of @BillClinton socks to mark the occasion,” he tweeted.
Paris Hilton has announced she’s co-designing a 70-piece collection of swimwear, maxi dresses and other women’s wear with Boohoo, to launch online June 20. The socialite, who is getting married later this year, designed the collaboration with her early-2000s style in mind.