Legendary radio host Casey Kasem dies at 82 on Father’s Day
#TaniaOnTheScene - Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as “American Top 40″ and “Casey’s Top 40,” died early Sunday, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri Kasem.
The news was confirmed by Casey’s Kasem’s agent, Don Pitts, who added that a memorial service will be held Friday.
Casey Kasem was 82 and had been hospitalized in Washington state for two weeks.
“Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kasem’s children — Kerri, Mike and Julie — wrote in a statement released by Kasem’s representative, Danny Deraney.
“Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken … The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.”
Kasem’s longtime friend, Gonzalo Venecia, and his younger brother, Mouner Kasem, were also with him when he died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington, at 3:25 a.m. Sunday, a family member said.
Tracy Morgan ‘more responsive’ but will remain hospitalized for weeks
#TaniaOnTheScene - A spokesman for Tracy Morgan says that he remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a broken leg and will remain in a New Jersey hospital for “several weeks.”
Lewis Kay says that Morgan was more responsive Sunday after sustaining a broken leg, broken femur, broken nose and several broken ribs in a deadly chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday morning that left a friend dead and two others critically injured.
Kay says Morgan’s family is “tremendously overwhelmed and appreciative of the outpouring of love and support from his fans.”
Two others, 36-year-old Jeffrey Millea, of Shelton, Connecticut, and 43-year-old comedian Ardie Fuqua Jr., of Jersey City, remain in critical condition.
Comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.
Pancake Lovers Rejoice!
#TaniaOnTheScene - Today is National Pancake Day. In celebration, IHOP is giving away free short stacks of their infamous buttermilk pancakes.
On March 4, 2014, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© or other designated local charities.
Rest In Paradise, Peter O’Toole
#TaniaOnTheScene - Legendary actor, Peter O’Toole, has died at the age of 81. The star of “Lawrence of Arabia,” and many other great films, passed away peacefully on Saturday in a London hospital, following a long illness. O’Toole was nominated for a record 8 Oscars for best actor and made more than 90 films and TV shows during his colorful career. Actors, politicians, and commentators paid tribute to the star. He is survived by his two daughters and a son.
Free Makeup Consulations with Celebrity Makeup Artist: Mickey Williams
#TaniaOnTheScene - As part of Lancome’s Genifique Day, Lancome is offering free makeup consultations with acclaimed celebrity makeup artist Mickey Williams!
Lancôme invites you to support National Génifique Day, TODAY, Friday, October 25, 2013 to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For every bottle of Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate or Génifique Eye Light-Pearl sold at participating Lancôme counters nationwide, a donation of $7 will be given directly to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Rocky Hits Broadway
TaniaOnTheScene - ROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising story of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a heart-stopping and viscerally theatrical new musical for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.
Produced on a shoestring budget, the original 1975 film, Rocky, was shot in 28 days, and starred its young and then-unknown screenwriter, Sylvester Stallone. Like the character of boxer Rocky Balboa, Stallone had to fight the studio, which wanted more bankable stars like Ryan O’Neal or Burt Reynolds, to be cast in the role. Stallone’s performance would earn him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and launch his career as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The small underdog film went on to become an American film classic, winning the 1976 Academy Award for Best Picture, and launching one of the most successful and iconic characters in Hollywood history.
Randy Travis in critical condition
#TaniaOnTheScene - Country singer Randy Travis is in critical condition at a Texas hospital after being admitted Sunday. According to a press release from his publicist, the singer of such hits as Forever and Ever, Amen, On the Other Hand and Three Wooden Crosses is suffering complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles caused by a viral infection.