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12 Dead Celebrities People Love To Believe Faked Their Deaths

June 4th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Dead Celebrities People Love To Believe Faked Their Deaths
Sometimes we just don’t want to believe a loved one is gone. The same is true for some celebrities, especially after they die under odd circumstances. There will always be a slice of the population that believes these celebrities faked their death for one reason or another.

Kurt Cobain

Despite evidence Cobain committed suicide, the rock legend continues to be the target of conspiracy theorists. In one of the most bizarre theories, it's believed Cobain faked his death and continued to live as Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer. Why? Cuomo appeared in the music scene soon after Cobain's de...
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20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching

April 28th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
20 Incredible David Letterman Moments That Kept Us Watching
The landscape of late night TV has changed dramatically over the last year. Jay Leno retired, for good this time, and was replaced by Jimmy Fallon. Seth Meyers was brought in from SNL to take Fallon's old slot. And then just when everyone thought things were settling down... the best late night talk show host since Johnny Carson dropped a bomb.

David Letterman's announcement that he will retire in 2015, followed by the quick naming of Stephen Colbert as his replacement by CBS sent shockwaves through the industry. Jay Leno may have been ahead in the ratings when he left but ask most comedy ...
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Andy Kaufman's Brother 'Overwhelmed' By Daughter Hoax

November 15th, 2013 11:15pm EST
Andy Kaufman
The Brother of late comedian Andy Kaufman says that he's overwhelmed with all the attention he's getting after a little joke during the annual Andy Kaufman Awards in New York on Monday night went viral.

For decades there's been speculation that Kaufman faked his own death, and during Monday night's event, his brother Michael revealed that he found a letter the Taxi star wrote that included plans on how he could pull it off.

Michael Kaufman read the letter to the crowd at this year's annual comedy awards show and said that a woman claiming to be his brother's daughter called him out of the...
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Girl Claiming To Be Andy Kaufman's Daughter Just A Hoaxer

November 14th, 2013 4:01pm EST
Andy Kaufman brother says he's still alive
Could comedian Andy Kaufman still be alive? The late star's brother thinks so.

In fact, Kaufman's brother Michael claims that Andy still is with us and the he even has a daughter now.

Kaufman gave a speech during the Andy Kaufman Awards in New York City on Monday, causing speculation into whether or not Andy's death was just a big hoax he's played on everyone in order to escape the spotlight.

He said that he believes his brother faked his own death after he discovered a letter that Andy wrote while clearing out his belongings detailing how he could pull it off.

Michael claimed that in t...
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Comedy And Tragedy: Comedians Who Passed Away While Still In Their Prime

October 18th, 2010 2:07pm EDT
Greg Giraldo
Last month, the comedy world lost two great stand-up comedians – Robert Schimmel and Greg Giraldo. Schimmel was best known for his appearances on "The Howard Stern Radio Show" and several HBO specials, displaying his off-color humor. Giraldo was known for his appearances as a roaster on Comedy Central's annual roast of celebrities and as a judge on last season's "Last Comic Standing" on NBC. Both comedians died under unusual circumstances – Schimmel died from injuries suffered in a car accident, and Giraldo passed away from an accidental overdose of prescription medication. These two comedi...
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Unexpected Celebrity Career Changes

April 7th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Joaquin Phoenix
In the celebrity world, career dabbling is a relatively common occurrence. Once a person has risen to celebrity status, they have easy access to the necessary resources, such as agents, publicists, and various other in-the-biz connections, that will allow them to change careers almost as often as they change their bed sheets - think celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Hilary Duff who oscillate between being actresses and singers. Career changes like these are made especially possible in today's celebrity world thanks to contraptions like auto-tune, which has lead to the replacement of talen...
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Celebrate Christmas With The 'Man In Black' And Friends

November 24th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Johnny Cash
Shout! Factory is delighted to bring you holiday cheer with the October 7 release of the 4-DVD box set The Johnny Cash Christmas Specials 1976-1979, as well as single DVD releases of The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1978 and 1979. The Christmas Specials of 1976 and 1977 were released in 2007. The footage on these DVDs has been unseen for 30 years, and is being made available through an exclusive agreement between Shout! Factory and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will unveil a special spotlight exhibit dedicated to Cash on Tuesday...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Maxim.com's Funniest Fake Foreigners

February 26th, 2007 9:59am EST
Borat
Why outsource those "wacky foreigner" roles when you can have actors put on ridiculously over-the-top accents? Maxim.com presents their list of the "Funniest Fake Foreigners" from television and film.

Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan)

Sometimes, our friends from overseas come here and end up teaching us all a little lesson about ourselves. Other times, they throw a sack over Pamela Anderson and then chase her through a parking lot. Only the truly great actually pull off both. We're just sorry that h...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 17

January 17th, 2007 3:00am EST
Kid Rock
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" star Nikki Reed (1988), Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas (1982), "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actress Zooey Deschanel (1980), Detroit singer/rapper Kid Rock (1971), NHL star Jeremy Roenick (1970), Jamaican singer Shabba Ranks (1966), "Bruce Almighty" star Jim Carrey (1962), Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs (1959), British singer Paul Young (1956), roots rocker Steve Earle (1955), "Taxi" star/comedian Andy Kaufman (1949; d. 1984), prolific boxer Muhammad Ali (1942), hunky actor Troy Donahue (1937), "Lamb Chop" puppeteer Shari Lewis (1933; d. 1998), baseball coach D...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 17

January 17th, 2006 3:00am EST
Kid Rock
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" star Nikki Reed (1988), Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas (1982), "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actress Zooey Deschanel (1980), Detroit singer/rapper Kid Rock (1971), NHL star Jeremy Roenick (1970), Jamaican singer Shabba Ranks (1966), "Bruce Almighty" star Jim Carrey (1962), Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs (1959), British singer Paul Young (1956), roots rocker Steve Earle (1955), "Taxi" star/comedian Andy Kaufman (1949; d. 1984), prolific boxer Muhammad Ali (1942), hunky actor Troy Donahue (1937), "Lamb Chop" puppeteer Shari Lewis (1933; d. 1998), baseball coach D...
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