GARY COLEMAN DIES
Friday, May 28, 2010
Actor Gary Coleman has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42 years old. The actor hurt his head on Wednesday when he fell at home. He was taken to the hospital and then rushed to intensive care. Coleman fell into a coma and died on Friday.
Coleman is best known for his role as Arnold Jackson on the 80's sitcom, Diff'rent Strokes. He played the younger of two brothers adopted by a wealthy white man. His co-star, Dana Plato, died of an overdose in 1999. Todd Bridges is the only child star in the series who's still alive.
"It's unfortunate. It's a sad day," Bridges said. "It's sad that I'm the last kid alive from the show."
Coleman's adult life was no where as glamorous as his childhood. He fell on hard times in suffered from some serious health problems. Coleman suffered from kidney disease that stunted his growth.
Coleman remained a virgin until he married his wife, Shannon Price. The couple had a rocky relationship. in 2007, he was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting into a dispute with Price. In 2008, they appeared on Divorce Court to try to solve their problems.
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GARY COLEMAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Former child star and actor Gary Coleman is in critical condition in a Utah hospital. He was admitted on Wednesday. Hospital officials aren't saying why. Coleman has undergone two kidney transplants, which left him needing daily dialysis.
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A so-so season of American Idol ends on the decline. Last night, 24.2 million people tuned in for the finale, down 18% percent from last year. The finale numbers haven't seen so low since the show debuted in 2002.
The finale had it's highs and its lows. Just about all of the past Idol winners took to the stage to say goodbye to Simon Cowell. Paula Abdul was also back to say bye to her friend. The tribute was good, but it seems Simon is just fine with his departure. He didn't show much emotion for his final bow. Also, where were the parting words from his fellow judges?
Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morissette, Janet Jackson were among the many current acts that performed. Older acts like Chicago, Hall & Oates, Joe Cocker and Alice Cooper also performed, but came off looking tired. Also, why would producers have these oldtimers perform if they are trying to attract a young audience? It seems the talent could have been a lot hipper.
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YOU KNOW IT'S SWEEPS WHEN...
Friday, May 14, 2010
It's May sweeps. That magical time of the year where every show on TV is new and more outrageous than ever to get ratings. As always, our favorite shows are up to all sorts of sweeps stunts. Here's some of what The Daily Edition has noticed so far:
Today Show w/ Hoda & Kathie Lee: On 5/13 the ladies went all-natural, appearing before cameras without makeup.
GMA: On 5/12 weatherman Sam Champion had surgery live on the show to remove skin cancer cells from his shoulder.
Tyra: On 5/12, Tyra did a show called "Strange Sex." It featured a female-to-man transsexual, a guy who's teaching himself to breastfeed, a woman who has orgasms all day long and first cousions who got married.
Dr. Phil: On 5/11, Dr. Phil did a show called "Dr. Phil Confronts Animal Abusers." Things got heated when Dr. Phil confronted a guy named Rob, who trains his dogs to fight. Rob admitted to shooting more than 100 dogs to death and thought there was nothing wrong with training them to fight. Dr. Phil told Rob he thought he was "despicable."
Big finales: Dancing with the Stars and American Idol both wrapped their seasons with overly long two-hour shows. It seems viewers are growing bored. Ratings for both shows were down in the double digits.
Jesse James on Nightline: (5/25) Sandra Bullock's soon-to-be ex-husband broke his silence, admitting he cheated on America's sweeheart. He claimed he's a victim of child abuse and said he wishes he wasn't getting a divorce.
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DOG LOSES CONTROL WITH HOWARD STERN'S WIFE ON 'REGIS & KELLY'
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Howard Stern's wife, Beth, appeared on "Regis & Kelly" yesterday to promote her new book, "Oh My Dog." She brought along her dog, Bianca, and two dogs that were recently rescued. As you'll see in this clip, one of them just couldn't hold it in.
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Trisha Goddard hosted talk shows overseas for years. Now, she's the star of her own show, a spin-off of Maury, here in the states. Topics have included a man with 5 wives and women who eat strange objects like drywall and dirt.
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