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In Memoriam: Stars We Lost In 2011

December 29th, 2011 10:30am EST
Stars We Lost In 2011
As 2012 approaches, it's appropriate to look back at which stars we lost over the last year. As always, the number of famous names on the list seems astounding. Each one meant something to many people, and their legacies will live on forever in the hundreds of films, TV shows and songs on which they left their mark.

It's impossible to include everyone, but we think these are among the most notable deaths of the year.

Let's take a look back. These are in no particular order.

Harry Morgan, 96

The lovable TV and film actor will always be best known for playing the fatherly Col. Potter on '...
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Celebrity Summer Wrap-Up 2011: Shocking News And Scandals

August 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Celebrity Summer Wrap-Up 2011: Shocking News And Scandals
Summer is almost over and it has turned out to be a wild and wacky one for many Hollywood celebs. From Ryan Reynolds and Charlize Theron hooking up and later breaking up to Hulk Hogan being accused of domestic abuse and drug use, Celebrity Summer 2011 was an interesting one. Here is a round-up of some of the shocking news and scandals surrounding Hollywood's biggest stars this Summer.

Controversy and Scandals

The biggest celebrity scandal this Summer involved high profile politician Anthony Weiner. Weiner, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for New York's 9th Congressio...
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Steve-O: 'I'm Not Defending Drunk-Driving'

July 9th, 2011 10:30am EDT
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TV prankster Steve-O has spoken out against drunk-driving after it was confirmed his Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn was over the legal alcohol limit at the time of his fatal car crash.

Dunn was killed last month when he lost control of his Porsche while travelling at more than 130 miles per hour. Officials subsequently revealed Dunn had been drinking with friends before the accident and was intoxicated when he stepped behind the wheel.

His devastated cast mate Steve-O, who has long battled alcohol and drug addiction, has now spoken out about the dangers of alcohol following public criticism ...
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Ryan Dunn's Stunt Show To Relaunch In July

June 27th, 2011 11:32pm EDT
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TV bosses at cable network G4 are planning a tribute to tragic Jackass stuntmen Ryan Dunn before relaunching his daredevil show PROVING GROUND next month.

The new show, on which Dunn and pals tested out videogame and movie stunts, was pulled off the air last week, after just one episode, following the star's car crash death on June 20.

But, after speaking with members of Dunn's family, the the network bosses have agreed to air the series in its original timeslot, beginning July 19.

The show will relaunch after a TV tribute to Dunn, who G4 president Neal Tiles has called "an incredible ta...
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Steve-O Cancels Stand-Up Shows To Mourn Ryan Dunn

June 24th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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"Jackass" star Steve-O has cancelled six shows on his stand-up tour following Ryan Dunn's death.

Dunn was killed in a car accident in the early hours of Monday morning after he lost control of his Porsche on a road in Pennsylvania.

Fellow stuntman Steve-O was due to perform a gig at Punchline Comedy Club in Sacramento, California on Monday night, but scrapped the show after hearing news of his friend's death. He has postponed another five performances at the venue in the aftermath of the tragedy.

A post on the venue's website reads, "These performances have been postponed, to be reschedu...
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Brad Pitt Reaches Out To Bam Margera Over Ryan Dunn's Death

June 24th, 2011 9:37am EDT
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Brad Pitt has reached out to Bam Margera following the death of his best friend and Jackass co-star Ryan Dunn.

The TV prankster passed away early on Monday after his Porsche spun out of control at high speed and smashed into trees in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania.

Margera openly sobbed on U.S. TV on Tuesday as he visited the site where Dunn and passenger Zachary Hartwell perished, and he went through further heartache on Wednesday afternoon as he attended a private memorial service for his pal in Philadelphia.

But Margera has been helped in his grief with many messages of support fr...
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Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna Gets Ryan Dunn's Face Tattooed On His Leg (Video)

June 23rd, 2011 11:22pm EDT
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Jackass star Ryan Dunn's castmate Jason 'Wee Man' Acuna has paid tribute to his tragic pal with a new tattoo.

Dunn was killed in a car crash on Monday morning and Acuna has honored the daredevil by having his face tattooed on his leg.

Wee Man has posted footage of his new skin art online.

He says, "It's something he'd probably do for anyone of us if it was one of us in the situation.

"I wish I was losing a bet... and Dunn was still here."
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Kings Of Leon Honor Ryan Dunn At London Gig

June 23rd, 2011 10:22am EDT
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Kings Of Leon paid tribute to Ryan Dunn during their show in London's Hyde Park on Wednesday night, dedicating their hit track Use Somebody to the tragic Jackass star.

Dunn and a passenger, Zachary Hartwell, were both killed when the daredevil crashed his Porsche in Pennsylvania early on Monday. The news shocked the rockers, who became friends with the star last year, and they honored Dunn during their concert in the U.K. capital.

Treating the Hyde Park crowd to a massive 26-song set, the gig took a somber turn before the band's penultimate song, Use Somebody, as frontman Caleb Followi...
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Police Confirm Ryan Dunn Was Drunk At Time Of Crash

June 22nd, 2011 11:30pm EDT
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Jackass star Ryan Dunn was extremely intoxicated at the time of his fatal crash, according to a new police report.

Dunn and a pal were killed in the early hours of Monday morning when the daredevil's Porsche spun out of control, crashed into trees in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania and burst into flames.

A photo reportedly posted online hours before the tragedy showed Dunn and two friends sipping drinks in a bar, sparking speculation alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

Police Chief Michael Carroll has confirmed Dunn was in fact drunk at the time of the incident - the star'...
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Roger Ebert Has No Regrets Over 'Insensitive' Ryan Dunn Tweet

June 21st, 2011 11:35pm EDT
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Outspoken film critic Roger Ebert is refusing to back down after attacking Jackass star Ryan Dunn for allegedly drinking and driving.

The TV and movie stuntman and a passenger in his Porsche were tragically killed in a car crash on Monday morning in Pennsylvania - and Ebert wasn't offering much sympathy when he tweeted about the sad news.

He wrote, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," prompting celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and Dunn's Jackass co-star Bam Margera to publicly attack him for being insensitive.

Angry Margera took to his Twitter.com account to call Ebert a "piece o...
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Ryan Dunn's Autopsy Reveals He Died A Violent Death

June 21st, 2011 10:02pm EDT
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Jackass star Ryan Dunn died as a result of blunt force trauma and fire injuries, according to an autopsy into the stuntman's death.

Dunn and a passenger were both killed after the daredevil crashed his Porsche in Pennsylvania early on Monday.

The Chester County Coroner's office released the autopsy results for both men on Tuesday.

Officials have declared the car crash was so violent, it is impossible to determine if the two died from the impact or from the fire that engulfed the vehicle.

Toxicology results for both men, which will determine their alcohol levels at the time of the crash,...
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'Jackass' Castmates Pay Tribute To Ryan Dunn

June 21st, 2011 8:49am EDT
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Ryan Dunn's "Jackass" pals have taken to Twitter to mourn the TV and movie stuntman's passing.

Dunn died in a car crash in Pennsylvania on Monday morning, leaving his "Jackass" castmates stunned.

Johnny Knoxville, who leads the posse of daredevils, writes, "Today I lost my brother Ryan Dunn. My heart goes out to his family and his beloved Angie. RIP Ryan, I love you buddy."

Castmate Jason 'Wee-Man' Acuna adds, "I MISS YOU BUD!! You were always a happy kick-a** dude!!"

And Dave England tweets, "I love you Ryan. I'm gonna miss you bad."

Stuntman Steve-O also took to Twitter to reflect on...
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