The initial autopsy report on pop icon George Michael who died on Christmas day last year are in. Read HERE.
Everything She Wants (Live at Earl’s Court 2008): George Michael – NewzBreaker Music Video of the Day
Well folks, we’re coming up on the New Year, and I must say, I’ve been proud, honored and privileged to drop in here every once in a while with some historical facts about our favorite singer. As I’ve stated over the last nine months or so that this column has been in existence, there would be nothing new here to learn for a die-hard Sinatra fanatic, but the overall response to my writings has been rewarding and positive from all facets of the Sinatra fan spectrum, and it has been graciously appreciated. To close out this tumultuous year of 2016, we turn once again to the expansive song catalog of Francis Albert Sinatra, a collection of studio recordings that extends across three record labels and numbers somewhere in the low to mid thousands.
With a big middle finger to 2016, the rock’n’roll legend chooses his 90th birthday to announce that he is releasing a new album next year, titled Chuck
Roll over Frank Ocean and tell Beyoncé the news. Chuck Berry proved that the surprise album announcement is not solely the preserve of young artists when he announced the release of his first album in 38 years.
Details of the record were scanty, but a statement said that it would consist mainly of new material written and produced by Berry. It was recorded in St Louis, the musician’s hometown.
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
TMZ has reported that the legendary Debbie Reynolds, has passed away just a day after her daughter actress Carrie Fisher, died at at the age of 60, from a heart attack. Initial reports are saying it was from a stroke. Reynolds was 84.
This is an absolutely a tragic event and I cannot express in words how much my heart goes out to the Reynolds and Fisher Family at this time. May God bless their family in their time of grief.
By “Bad” Brad Berkwitt
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Funny comedian & actor Ricky Harris died yesterday at the age of 54. His manager Cindy Ambers confirmed the news. Harris, whose numerous credits in television and on film include Heat, Poetic Justice and Everyone Hates Chris to name a few.
Harris also worked with Snoop Dogg on his rap albums. Snoop, Ice Cube and Chuck D, among many others, paid their respects on social media.
Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday, December 27, four days after suffering a heart attack. The Star Wars icon was 60.
“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement to People. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”
The star, who launched his career with Wham in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”. Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT.
Police say there were no suspicious circumstances.
Michael, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, sold more than 100m albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades.
In the world of performing standards, it seems like there are only two ways to go when bringing a musical program to the public: utter grandeur or lush simplicity. Over the course of one week, I witnessed examples of both ends of the spectrum: utter grandeur in the form of the Red Bank (New Jersey) Jazz Orchestra performing Sinatra standards with a talented cast of singers and instrumentalists at the Count Basie Theatre’s annual Sinatra Birthday Bash, and lush simplicity across the river in New York City in the form of the intimate Metropolitan Room jazz club and the exciting vocals of singer Steven Chera.
Celebrating the debut of his newest album “The Classic Standards, Volume One,” the intimate New York City played host to Chera’s album release celebration, and the teeming venue, which seats less than one hundred and twenty, was filled well to capacity.
Deep in the heart of Texas, Bobby Hamilton has been on the hunt for Bigfoot ever since encountering the monster as a child. Decades later, the world still doesn’t have definitive proof of Bigfoot’s existence. That’s where Bobby, his friend Jim Lansdale, and their team of monster hunters, known as the Gulf Coast Bigfoot Research Organization (GCBRO), have decided to take matters into their own hands. Down south, the hunters believe a sleeker, faster and more aggressive type of Bigfoot is attacking people’s homes, farm animals and pets. In the all-new series KILLING BIGFOOT, GCBRO is on a mission to help families terrorized by Bigfoot and prove once and for all that the fabled creature exists by killing one specimen – and providing a body of definitive scientific proof. The six-episode first season of KILLING BIGFOOT premieres Saturday, February 4 at 10/9c on Destination America.
Canadian comic and entertainer Gordie Tapp, best known as the country bumpkin Cousin Clem on Hee Haw, has died. He was 94. Tapp died Sunday in Burlington, Ontario, after a long illness. He was born in 1922 in London, Ontario, and got his start in TV at the Canadian public broadcaster during the 1950s.
Just shy of 100 years old, Gabor died Sunday after suffering a heart attack. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Zsa Zsa endured a number of health problems in the last several years. Her right leg had to be partially amputated in 2011 after it got infected. Her husband, Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt, held birthday parties for Gabor the last few years, but she was so sick visitors were not allowed in her bedroom.
Bernard Fox, the mustachioed actor known to TV viewers as Dr. Bombay on “Bewitched” and Col. Crittendon on “Hogan’s Heroes,” past away Wednesday. He was 89. Harlan Boll, a spokesman for Fox’s family, said he died Wednesday of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital.
NewzBreaker extends our condolences to the Fox Family in their time of grief.
The actor and father of Robin Thicke, best known for his leading role in 1980s sitcom Growing Pains, died at the age of 69. The Los Angeles Times, quoting Robin Thicke’s publicist, said the actor died of a heart attack.
NewzBreaker extends our condolences to the Thicke Family in their time of grief.