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'Shirley Temple Was The Kind Of Role Model We Want For Our Daughters'

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

Shirley Temple's career as a child actor enthralled our country at a time when economic tensions gripped most families when just about everyone could use a laugh. Shirley was, as they used to say, the real ticket. Fresh faced and dimpled with that sweet voice, she was adorable without being pretentious, as natural on screen as you could imagine her performing for the relatives in your living room. Radiating star power, she tap-danced her way into everyone's heart.

RIP: Not for Me

Dr. Frank Spinelli | Posted 10.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Frank Spinelli

Then just last night, I was watching television and during a commercial I checked my twitter account. The actress, Martha Plimpton, had tweeted, "RIP, Julie Harris. That's all."

RIP Nyan Cat: A Musical Tribute by Keyboard Cat

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Courtesy of What's Trending, YouTube's famous Keyboard Cat pays a chill, musical tribute to Marty the cat -- the inspiration behind the wildly famo...

Whitney Houston Tribute At 'Billboard Music Awards'

Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment

There were several tributes to fallen musical icons on "The 2012 Billboard Music Awards" (Sun., 8 p.m. ET on ABC), including an impromptu moment of si...

Rock Guitar Legend Passes Away At 64

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Entertainment

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died. Hi...

Musicians And Stars React To Whitney Houston's Passing

Posted 02.13.2012 | Celebrity

After news broke Saturday of Whitney Houston's death, musicians and celebrities took to Twitter to memorialize an icon they held dear as an idol and a...

WATCH: Whitney Houston's Last Performance

Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment

Just one night before she passed away at the age of 48, Whitney Houston took to the stage to sing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" at the Kelly Price & Friends p...

Helen Frankenthaler, Influential Abstract Painter Dies At 83

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Helen Frankenthaler, an abstract painter known for her bold, lyrical use of color who led a postwar art movement that would later be terme...

Helen Frankenthaler, Influential Abstract Painter Dies At 83

The New York Times | Posted 03.26.2012 | Arts

Helen Frankenthaler, the lyrically abstract painter whose technique of staining pigment into raw canvas helped shape an influential art movement in th...

Redbone's Triumph And Tragedy On 'Big Shrimpin''

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

It was a bittersweet moment of triumph for Captain Redbone and the crew of Miss Hannah on "Big Shrimpin'" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on History). Captain Redb...

How Do I Deal with My Anger, Move On and Heal?

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.04.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

In my many years of family law practice, I have found that many spouses, especially the one who has been left behind, have a hard time letting go and moving forward...

RIP Alexander the Great

Daria Shualy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Daria Shualy

Tthe thing I do love about high fashion is the extent to which it is art. And in this aspect, for me, no one was more of an artist than Alexander McQueen.

Patrick Swayze Will Respond to Each Fan's Condolences Through Whoopi Goldberg's Twitter

Ben Berkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Berkon

"Thanks for all the RIPs," typed the dead Swayze to the first of the 15 million fans who posted on Twitter, as his ghost-self sat on Goldberg's lap.

RIP Mike Freeman

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Just got word that Mike Freeman, frontman of Gina Go Faster, died of brain cancer yesterday morning. Freeman had been battling cancer for a ...

Epitaphs for the Miscreants

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

I wonder what the scribes will write about those who have attacked Kennedy and/.or his programs as his family and most of the nation mourned.

Gay Weddings and 32 Funerals: Remembering the UpStairs Lounge Fire

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

To fully understand recent events, it's important to remember a tragedy that happened thirty-five years ago, and how much things have changed for gays and lesbians since then.