San Francisco: Famed ‘Bushman’ of Fisherman’s Wharf reported dead – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The death of San Francisco’s notorious Bushman — one of two men who have made a living for decades by scaring tourists at Fisherman’s…

Bushman Dies, San Francisco Now Left With Only One Bushman – SFist

Bushman Dies, San Francisco Now Left With Only One BushmanSFistJacobs is survived by San Francisco’s one true bushman David Johnson, who has been gleefully frightening tourists for more than 36…

Drake Slams Magazine for Switching His Cover to Philip Seymour Hoffman – AceShowbiz

AceShowbiz‘I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil,’ Drake says in a Twitter post which is no longer available. Tweet. Drake…

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Actor Found Dead Of Heroin Overdose In New York

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Oscar-winner and arguably the greatest actor of our generation, and one of the greatest of all time, died of a heroin overdose on Sunday. Philip Seymour Hoffman…

Tom Sherak, Former Academy President: Twitter Tweets RIP

Tom Sherak, the former President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who passed away after a 12-year battle with prostate cancer, was remembered on Twitter as “one…

For Seeger, Years of Singing and Sailing to Save His Hudson River – New York Times

New York TimesPete Seeger in 1975, protesting the dumping of PCBs in the Hudson River, sang to a group of children as the sloop Clearwater rode at anchor. Associated Press.…

Peter O’Toole Was A Hit, With His Camel, On David Letterman In 1995

Peter O’Toole, the great actor who passed away due after what was reported to have been a “long illness” at 81, was a riot when he appeared with on The…

Peter O’Toole Of ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’, ‘Supergirl’ Passed Away

Peter O’Toole Was A Hit, With His Camel, On David Letterman In 1995 Peter O’Toole, one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema, passed away today at the…

Hubble may determine whether Comet ISON survived fiery trip – Computerworld

ComputerworldAfter Comet ISON’s tumultuous close approach to the sun on Thursday, scientists are working to determine whether it still exists or is now nothing more than dust. The comet, which…

Lou Reed Supported Occupy Wall Street

Lou Reed was one of the first established musicians to give his full support to the Occupy Wall Street movement. His effort didn’t consist of just words, but performance. Here,…

The Sopranos. Favorite Tony Soprano Scenes | James Gandolfini RIP

James Gandolfini’s passing has ignited a wave of shows remembering favorite scenes from The Sopranos. But even though this blogger mentioned the scene with then-NY Jets Coach Eric Mangini as…

James Gandolfini, Tony Soprano Twitter Trends After Actor’s Death

James Gandolfini and Tony Soprano are both Twitter Trends as of this writing, and in the wake of the sudden passing of 51-year-old actor James Gandolfini, the actor who played…

Tony Sirico On James Gandolfini Of The Sopranos, RIP

Tony Sirico. Mr. Tony Sirico was the ultimate tough guy, and in the wake of the news of the passing of James Gandolfini Wednesday, the other The Sopranos star’s name…

Oklahoma Tornado: Storm Chasers Killed

The latest Oklahoma Tornado news is that one of the storm chasers who have given us some of the fantastic videos we have seen were among 13 killed by twisters…

Roger Ebert RIP: Chicago Sun Times Movie Critic Set The Tone For An Age

Roger Ebert. Wben I saw the words “RIP Roger Ebert” on Twitter, I knew I’d grown older at just that moment. Because, you see, I grew up with Mr. Ebert…

Ravens Ray Rice Speaks Out Against Bullying

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is a star on and off the field. He shines on game day and also in the fight against bullying. He is an advocate of…

Jack Klugman Passes: The Odd Couple Legend And New Yorker

Even though he was born in Philadelphia and passed away in Los Angeles, Jack Klugman’s someone I always associate with New York City. The reasons are simple: his role as…

Jenni Rivera, Mun2 TV Star, Dies In Plane Crash

Jenni Rivera (Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra), the three-times-married, 43-year-old mother of five children, and World-known reality TV show star died in a plane crash in northern Mexico. The NBC report…

Steve Sabol Passes: NFL Films Boss Defined Image Of NFL

Steve Sabol passed away after an 11 month battle with brain cancer, and a brain tumor that could not be removed. Mr. Sabol was President of NFL Films, the company…

RIP Michael Clarke Duncan: dead of myocardial infarction

Wow. It’s hard to believe that famed actor Michael Clarke Duncan, star of The Green Mile among his most noted films, dead of “myocardial infarction” at the age of just…

Bill Cosby alive and Twitter-tweeting

Bill Cosby maybe old, but that’s no excuse to put him under before his time. Once again we have Twitter-based reports that Mr. Cosby has passed on (“Bill Cosby RIP”)…

Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Passes Of Cancer

Sally Ride, America’s first woman in Space, and a major part of the Zeitgeist, died of something I do wish we would find a cure for: cancer. In this case,…

RIP Rajesh Khanna | Rajesh Khanna Dies In Mumbai; India’s First Bollywood Star

Rajesh Khanna, India’s first Bollywood megastar, died after a long illness. Rajesh Khanna was 69. Here are more details from Hindu Times: Bollywood’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna, who charmed his…

Social Media Over Traditional Journalism, Old Media, As News Source

Social Media has officially replaced traditional journalism and Old Media as the first news source of choice. Or so says a cool infographic created and distributed by Schools.com. The infographic,…

Facebook Stock Rebounds As Twitterers Say RIP Facebook

Either some Twitter users are blind or stupid, but whatever the case, the Twitter Trend “RIP Facebook” which is hot today (ranked number 7 as of this writing) and would…

George Zimmerman Out On Bail: Hide All Black Boys Now! Trayvon Martin RIP

George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin after pursuing him just because the 17-year-old fit a racial profile Zimmerman had hard-wired into his brain, is out on just $150,000 bail (or…

Andrew Breitbart RIP: Bloggers Can Learn From The Conservative Firebrand

For some reason not yet explained conservative political blogger Andrew Breitbart passed away at 43 years old. Perhaps some key as to his passing lay in the observation that he…

Davy Jones Dies: The Monkees Star And “The Monkeemobile”

Davy Jones passing at 66 years old brings up a lot of memories for this fan of the singing group ‘The Monkees.’ Yes, there goes another signpost on The Zeitgeist.…

RIP Whitney Houston: Star Singer Who Passed At 48

It is with very great sadness that I report Whitney Houston has died at 48 years of age. I can’t even believe I’m blogging that this actually happened, even though…

Drake RIP? NO! Drake, Hope Solo, At ESPN Super Bowl Party

Twitter’s the focus of a series of “death” pranks today, the latest reporting Drake RIP, and before that – just about two hours – it was Eddie Murphy RIP. Here’s…

Al Davis – Great Oakland Raiders Owner Dies – RIP

Al Davis – Great Oakland Raiders Owner Dies – RIP, a photo by zennie62 on Flickr. Al Davis, the great and legendary owner of the Oakland Raiders, died this morning…

Steve Jobs Passes at 56

Yesterday all over my Facebook feed I saw “RIP STEVE JOBS” from my peers. At New England School of Communications we thrive on Apple products. Every computer classroom has an…

Nick Ashford Of Ashford & Simpson Passes, RIP To Motown Great

A real, real sad bit of news happened about six hours ago: Nick Ashford, the smooth singing voice and part of the team that has been Ashford and Simpson, with…

Flip Video Camera: Cisco Action Shows It Fails At Social Media

Cisco’s sudden and really awful decision to end production of the Flip Video Camera brand and fire 550 people stunned not just this blogger, who went on a rant… But…