Glee's Farewell to Cory Monteith – and Finn – Was Beautiful

Glee said goodbye to Finn Hudson and Cory Monteith Thursday night with an hour that was very moving – how could it not be? – but also very kind.

Kind because a viewer’s buttons were never pushed. Whatever you felt just seemed to come, scene by scene, as everyone found a way to articulate their grief. And, of course, to sing.

The Wire's Robert F. Chew Dies of Heart Failure

Robert F. Chew, best known for his role on the hit HBO show The Wire, has died from heart failure, according to The Baltimore Sun. He was 52.

Chew, who played Proposition Joe on the cable show, passed away in his sleep on Thursday at his home in Baltimore, his sister Clarise Chew tells the paper.

Sahara Davenport of RuPaul's Drag Race Died of Heart Failure, Says Mom

Antoine Ashley, better known as Sahara Davenport on RuPaul’s Drag Race, died Monday of heart failure, according to his mother Angela Ashley Reddish.

“I thank God for giving me an angel Antoine Ashley to share with the rest of the world,” Reddish said in a statement Wednesday.

Whitney Houston's Body Transported Nine Hours After Medics Arrived

In the early hours of Sunday morning, while Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy bash pressed on just floors below, the body of the late Whitney Houston was removed from her 4th floor room at the Beverly Hilton hotel.


The Brilliant Turncoat

Elia Kazan
b. 1909

“I’m glad what I done you hear me? Glad what I done!” booms Marlon Brando’s bitter fighter-turned-Mob-informant Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront. Coming just two years after the film’s director appeared at a 1952 House Committee on Un-American Activities hearing, the words stung those who felt Elia Kazan should have apologized for handing over colleagues to McCarthyites. Angered, but unable to deny his talent, his peers awarded the film eight Oscars.