Jerry Lewis Has Died

From Variety: Jerry Lewis, the brash slapstick comic who became a pop culture sensation in his partnership with Dean Martin and then transformed himself into an auteur filmmaker of such comedic classics as “The Nutty Professor” and “The Bellboy,” has died in Las Vegas. He was 91. Lewis died at his home in Las Vegas […]

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R.I.P. Dick Gregory

From the New York Times: Dick Gregory, the pioneering black satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He […]

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R.I.P. Robin Williams

From the Huffington Post: Beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, police reported. He was 63. The apparent cause of death was suicide, authorities said. Williams was best known for his starring roles in classic comedies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal […]

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Vern’s Venting: Africa on Display

  by Lavern Merriweather There is a new movie out starring perennially cute couple Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore called “Blended”. It’s apparently a rip-off of the Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball classic “Yours, Mine and Ours” about two previously married-with-children people coming together. In many of the trailer scenes, Drew and Adam have taken their respective […]

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