Tag Archives: Deaths

James Avery Passes Away

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to one of the best dads on television in the 90′s. James Avery was famous for his role as “Uncle Phil” on Fresh Prince of Bel Air and today he passed away at the age of 65 in an LA hospital. Avery had recently undergone surgery for an undisclosed illness when things had taken a turn for the worst yesterday. He is survived by his wife of 26 years.

[Source]

Tagged , , , , ,

Lee Thompson Young Found Dead, At 29

It saddens me to announce today that Ex- Disney star Lee Thompson Young known for his role in The Famous Jett Jackson was found dead today in what is believed to be an apparent suicide. The actor was 29 years old.

Young currently appears in the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles” — and we’re told when he didn’t show up to work this morning, staffers called the landlord of Young’s L.A. home to check up on the actor.

When I was a kid, The Famous Jett Jackson was one of my favorite childhood shows. It breaks my heart to hear about these suicides in the news recently and knowing the pain and the hurt that these young actors are going through. RIP Lee Thompson Young.

[Source]

Tagged , , , , , ,

Lea Michele Dedicates Award to Cory Monteith

When Lea Michele accepted her award last night for Teen Choice TV Actress: Comedy, we were a little surprised and not sure what to expect. She has briefly stepped out into the public since Cory’s passing and has not said too many words, but  we kept hearing from her cast mates that Lea was a “true professional” and that she was very very strong. That was obviously true last night as she dedicated her award to Cory and spoke about him in a moving and tearful speech. Yes, I was even brought to tears myself watching the show last night.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Jane Lynch Remembers Cory Monteith

Jane Lynch appeared on Jay Leno earlier this week and spoke fondly about Cory Monteith.

So touching :(

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Cory Monteith Found Dead At 31

I am saddened to come home to news that Cory Monteith has passed away today at the age of 31. The breakout star of Glee became an overnight-singing sensation through the hit show, but openly admitted to the media recently that he was seeking treatment for his drug addiction in rehab.  Things were looking up for the young actor and his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele expressed her support by staying by the actor’s side through this. Unfortunately, Cory was found in his room today at the Fairmont Pacific Hotel.

I can only imagine how difficult this is for the entire Glee cast and crew. Our prayers are with those close to Cory.

[Source]

Tagged , , , , , ,

Blog Roundup

warbyparkerseattle

- The Warby Parker bus has come and gone! Veronica and I had a great time at their opening party here in Seattle. To see all of their adventures in the Pacific Northwest, click here for the complete roundup of their highlights.

photo cred | CNN

- Remembering Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia – the two 16-year old girls who lost their lives from the Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The two young girls were headed to camp. [Source]

- Turntable used to be my jam; now I’m all about TuneIn – how the radio is rising through apps. [Source]

- Twitter enables app to have DM synching. [Source]

- Brooklyn Girl: A new type of girl for the guys? [Source]

- Bill Cosby is holding a Cosby Sweater Tournament! Don’t forget to submit your vote. [Source] via Fashionista

- Cheezburger founder Ben Huh discusses what it’s like to let go a third of his employees. [Source]

- George Clooney and Stacey Keibler have split after two years of dating. We were rooting for her! [Source]

- Lauryn Hill began serving her three-month sentence in prison today due to tax evasion. [Source]

- Over 100 late night restaurants in San Francisco sorted by neighborhood and I want to try them ALL! [Source]

- In an attempt to modernize their name – accounting firm – Ernst & Young has decided to rebrand themselves as EY. Unfortunately, EY is also the name of limited edition magazine featuring young male models in barely there clothing. That’s a little awkward. [Source]

- Seattle Met Magazine blog’s list of summer outdoor concerts and shows. SO much Seattle music! [Source]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Blog Roundup

We only do blog roundups when there is a BIG news day!

photo cred | SF Station

The Mayer Hawthorne Burger returns to Umami Burger for the upcoming album release. [Source]

HBO buys “Girls” actress Lena Dunham a new pair of underwear every day when she is on set. [Source]

6 Quirky things to do in Seattle! [Source]

A pizza that looks like Anna Wintour’s face!  [Source]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have turned down a $3 million offer for the first photos of their daughter North West to the tabloids. [Source] Are they holding out or do they not have any plans at all to release photos?

Ballard men’s boutique, Blackbird, is closing this Sunday. Say goodbye to the beloved store after nine years with their “beers and tears” party from 5-10PM. [Source]

photo cred | Capitol Hill Seattle

Rancho Bravo breaks into the business of burgers with a new spot called “Freddy’s” replacing the former Grubwich and my personal favorite…Pita Pit on Broadway. RIP. [Source]

The right way to take care of your smartphone battery. [Source]

One of my favorite happy hour spots, Bimbo’s Cantina is now delivering! And it’s free with a $20 order. The question is though…will they deliver my favorite sangria? [Source]

A list of restaurants locals can look forward to in Seattle  this coming year! [Source]

photo cred | Travel and Leisure

America’s coolest distilleries – including Bainbridge Island’s Organic Distillers. [Source]

Weird things start happening in your 20s and how to deal. [Source]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

RIP Google Reader

Come midnight (late this evening/tomorrow early morning) Google Reader will be officially gone! Sad day, for everyone that has used the service to keep track of their blogs and news. Don’t be caught surprised though; make sure you are doing all of your transfers before midnight to save all of your favorite blogs easily. My preference of choice would be Bloglovin, but Kevin has also suggested using Feedly as well.

You can also stay up to date on Yow Yow by subscribing via Bloglovin here.

Tagged , , , , , ,

RIP Xanga

Before Instagram, before Twitter, and before Facebook, there once was a social platform that enabled all teenagers to unleash their feelings on a daily basis. For my friends and I – it was the woes of middle school. I haven’t accessed my Xanga account in nearly 10 years, but I can still remember how expressive my feelings were back then on the funny thing someone mentioned in gym class, how I decided to present on the negative side effects of Ecstasy on my health project, and how every day I managed to smack the kid below me in the head with my locker. It really was unfair for him to have a bottom locker especially since he was so much taller than me. Xanga was ridiculous, but it will forever remain to be a very cherished memory for me. I won’t miss it. Middle school days equal severe awkwardness, right? It was, however, probably the place where I first started blogging so I suppose it deserves some credit. In order for Xanga to stay alive, they need to earn $60,000 by July 15.

It was nice knowing you.

[Source]

Tagged , , , , ,

RIP Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau

Today the legendary and iconic Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau passed away today at 81. The fashion designer passed away surrounded by friends in Palm Beach, Florida.

On the company’s Facebook page, an announcement was made:

“Lilly has been a true inspiration to us and we will miss her,” the statement said. “In the days and weeks ahead we will celebrate all that Lilly meant to us. Lilly was a true original who has brought together generations through her bright and happy mark on the world.”

Lilly’s designs have always been something to admire and even as of recently when viewing her latest collections, I dreamed of putting my future little girls in her perfect pink and green dresses. She will always be remembered and my prayers go out to her friends and family.

[Source]

Tagged , , , ,

Farewell Victorious

Last night was the series finale of Victorious and though I don’t think any of us were ready for it to end, it happened. I’ve been a fan of Victoria Justice since her days on Zoey 101 so when I learned that she would be having her own show on Nickelodeon, I was a little bit excited. Yeah, whatever I’m 22. But have you seen the show? It’s hilarious – and my two little cousins absolutely adore it so it always reminded me of them. The finale was disappointing because there was never really any closure between the characters. We didn’t end up seeing what happened to them or where they ended up. We never got a last performance and we were only restricted to 30 minutes.

Victoria Justice, however, thought we deserved more so she wrote an open letter to all of her fans thanking everyone for the support over the last couple of years and where the characters ended up.

Her headlining tour? Um. Count me in.

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Out on the Town: 1/18

Easy Street Records on Queen Anne will close this Friday, but before they shut their doors for the last time, there will be one more performance. This Friday, alternative rock group Yo La Tengo will put on the very last performance at the Queen Anne location for free and for all ages. Show starts at 7pm.

The West Seattle Easy Street Records location is still open.

[Source]

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

In The News…

Fashion

- Nicki Minaj’s hairstylist quits. [Source]

- It was Marc Jacobs’s psychiatrist that advised him to turn down the Dior gig. [Source]

Music

- A song about Harry Styles is on its way y’all! [Source]

- Ke$ha was paid just $1.63 to write a song for Miley Cyrus. Yes, that’s $1.63… 63 cents. [Source]

Movies

- Jurassic Park 4 will be released June 13, 2014. [Source]

- Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame may hit Broadway. [Source]

- Pirates of the Caribbean, really? [Source]

Other

- Tina Fey on Twitter.

- Britney has not only split with fiance Jason Trawick, but has also given back his $90K engagement ring. [Source]

- Facebook is considering adding a fee to send messages to people that you are not connected with for a whopping $100. [Source]

- Crystal Harris signed a pretty serious Prenup before marrying Hugh Hefner. UM HOBviously. [Source]

- Do we like this new portrait of Kate Middleton revealed yesterday? Apparently, no one does. [Source]

- Jennifer Lawrence and actor Nicholas Hoult split. [Source]

- Evan Rachel Wood and Jamie Bell are expecting their first child. [Source] Luckily that Marilyn Manson thing was just a phase…

- Reddit Co-Founder and Digital Activist Aaron Swartz has committed suicide. [Source]

- Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are engaged! [Source]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the News…

Fashion

- Zooey Deschanel does not look like Zooey Deschanel on the cover of Glamour. [Source]

- Fake braces are all the rage right now in Asia. [Source]

Music

- Girls will be releasing a soundtrack in January! Excited. Hope this is on Spotify because their music selection is. on. point. [Source]

- Our girl Britney will be working on a new album. [Source]

Television

- a scripted hour-long drama is in the works for E! and will be a mixture of Gallery Girls and Mean Girls called Gallerina [Source]

- Ann Curry won’t let that NBC drama get her down. Apparently, she’s been contacted for a position at CNN as an anchor. [Source]

- The shows that ended in 2012.

- Andddd the television characters that passed away in 2012. [Source]

Movies

- The Twilight Saga was voted the worst movies of all time. Shocker. [Source]

Seattle

- We prepare to say goodbye to the iconic Easy Street Records on Queen Anne. [Source]

Other

- Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris finally got married! She didn’t run away this time. [Source]

Did I mention that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a spawn baby together?

- The PS2 is not more. Japan stops production. [Source]

- Are you in a profession that could lead you to being a psychopath?

Author Kevin Dutton tells us in his new book which professions are most likely and least likely to lead to psychopathy. [Source]

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In Quick Music News…

Let’s start with bad news.

RIP Das Racist.

I’ll never forget the time I almost worked with you for a show and you asked me for $10K  when my budget was $3K. That’s life. I do, however, want to thank you for giving me this gem.

There’s a video of me butchering this song, but out of love. I’m truly sorry about that.

[Source]

In other news…

http://static.wetpaint.me/thevoice/ROOT/photos/460_340/3784331953754505519391128948117n-1089491759930961722.jpg

Every time I see Cassadee Pope perform on this season of The Voice, I am shaking and crying inside a little bit. The former scene kid in me loves her and is rooting for her to succeed. Hey Monday was glorious, but we all know that Cassadee was bringing something much more to the table and she is shining this season. No matter what happens in the end, I know she’ll be successful and I know that everyone else who used to watch her at the smaller venues and in local teen centers feel the same way.

 

Tagged , , , , , , , ,
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,623 other followers