Kirk Douglas will be celebrating his 98th birthday next week. But not according to People Magazine, who accidentally published the actor’s obituary on their website.
“DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies”
“Kirk Douglas, one of the few genuine box-office names to emerge just as TV was overtaking American culture in the years right after World War II, died TK TK TK,” the article said, with the “TK” referring to copy “to come.”
“He was 97 (DOB 12/9/1916) and had been in good health despite having suffered a debilitating 1996 stroke that rendered his speech difficult,” the article continued.
Well, that’s awkward. The Hollywood Reporter notes that the article is timestamped September 29, though it’s unclear when it was actually published on the magazine’s website.
To be fair to People, this is every news organization’s worst nightmare. At least Kirk Douglas knows that he will be remembered, even if it’s a little in advance.
Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has been found deadin her home. She was 25.
The police, called to an address in the village of Wrotham, Kent, released a statement saying they were treating the death as “unexplained and sudden.”
Though not Jewish herself, the writer and presenter was married to musician Thomas Cohen, with whom she had two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one at the end of April. The English heiress was also spotted wearing a magen david at a fashion event in London last week.
“My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons,” Cohen said in a statement.
“I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever.”
Her father, who confirmed her death, added: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.”
“What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?”
Her last tweet, posted Sunday, was a picture of herself as a baby with her mother.
Me and my mum http://t.co/PNxLDVm887— Peaches Geldof (@peaches_g) April 6, 2014
(JTA) — If you thought rumors of a concert tour featuring a hologram version of the late Amy Winehouse seemed too good to be true — or perhaps creepy — you would be correct.
Last week, the UK newspaper The Sun reported that billionaire Alki David was planning to use 3-D computer technology plus an orchestra to bring the singer back to the stage.
The same high-tech method was used to resurrect murdered rapper Tupac Shakur for the Coachella festival in 2012. Unfortunately for Winehouse fans, her dad, Mitch, who controls her image, made it very clear on Twitter they won’t get to watch her perform “live” anytime soon.
No truth in the Hologram story. Utter rubbish as usual. Mitch— mitch winehouse (@mitchwinehouse) March 29, 2014
Residents of Camden, in north London, eagerly awaiting to set eyes on a life-sized bronze statue of Amy Winehouse will just have to wait a little longer.
The unveiling of the memorial to the late British soul singer has been postponed after her father, Mitch Winehouse, vetoed the final design by artist Scott Eaton, E!Online reported.
The singer’s former boyfriend Reg Traviss told the U.K.’s Mail on Sunday that Winehouse wanted his daughter’s effigy to be perfect before the public laid eyes on it.
“He doesn’t want anything to go up that he’s not completely satisfied with. But obviously it’s never going to look exactly like her,” Traviss told the paper.
The statue will be positioned outside the Roundhouse, a performing arts and concern venue.
The “Rehab” sensation was found dead at age 27 on July 23, 2011, the result of accidental alcohol poisoning.