Obituaries

James Horner Dead In Plane Crash

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Composer James Horner, who created the scores for many science fiction films such as Aliens, The Wrath of Khan, Avatar, Apollo 13, Jumanji, and The Amazing Spider-Man, as well as the Oscar-winning score for Titanic, was killed Monday when his small plane went down in a remote area about 60 miles north of Santa Barbara.

 

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Why Grace Lee Whitney got fired from Star Trek

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I'm not sure if I should tell this story or not. On the one hand, it's nobody's business. On the other hand, Grace Lee Whitney was a good person with a hard life, and this is a good illustration.

I never met Grace Lee Whitney, but I was friends with one of her old boyfriends from the '60s, and someone who worked on TOS. I'm not going to name my (living) source because they'd take flack and they're old and don't need this crap, so if you want to say I'm lying, that's cool. Anyway I was told why she got fired midway through the first season. There were basically two reasons.

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Gwar: West End Girls and People Who Died

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Gwar is an oddity: A Molly Hatched album cover come to life, a one-joke premise stretched out over 25 years or so, a stoned fat '80s faux-devil-worshiping D&D geek's wet dream, probably the most amazingly offensive stage show of all time (Not counting GG Allen and the Murderjunkies*, of course), and a damn good band.

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OBITUARY: Dave Brockie 1963-2014

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Dave Brockie was found dead by his roomates last night. He was just a couple months shy of his fifty-first birthday. His cause of death has not been released.

Brockie was best known for his stage persona, "Oderus Urungus" of the comedy-metal band, "Gwar." A Canadian by birth, Brockie spent most of his life in Richmond, Virginia, where, as fortune would have it, he went to school with my wife.

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