"Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish prison?" Veteran actor Peter Graves
--who was the star of the original Mission Impossible
TV series, most famously (for some of us) played Capt. Oveur in Airplane!
, and was the Emmy-winning host of Biography--has died
of natural causes. He was 83.
posted by zardoz
on Mar 14, 2010 -
Girl, Interrupted: The Life and Death of Brittany Murphy
"Part of the shock surrounding Murphy's death is clearly related to her age, though it may also be attributed to the fact that Murphy has been in the public eye for over 15 years, starting out in Hollywood when she was 14... It's something we've watched progress this entire decade: young women who are held up as the next big thing (Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears) and then brushed aside or openly mocked after they no longer fit an expected mold. It is both a story of self-destruction and mass-destruction, the business of creating and destroying a star; sometimes it's caused by internal forces, and sometimes it's fed by the rest of the world."
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 20, 2009 -