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Britney Spears 'Devastated' By Death Of Fellow Mousketeer Annette Funicello; More Celebs Pay Tribute

April 9th, 2013 8:44am EDT
Annette Funicello
Following the death of actress Annette Funicello on Monday, several celebrities posted their condolences online, including Britney Spears, Paula Abdul and William Shatner.

Funicello was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club and starred in a string of 1960s beach movies. She died at age 70 after a longtime battle with multiple sclerosis.

Spears, who was also once a member of the Mickey Mouse Club, tweeted: "I am DEVASTATED to hear about the passing of Annette Funicello. She was a role model for me during my days as a Mouseketeer. Heartbroken."

Singer and former "American Idol" judge Paula Abd...
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Iconic Mousketeer Annette Funicello Dies At 70

April 8th, 2013 3:18pm EDT
Annette Funicello
Annette Funicello, the most famous "Mousketeer" in the original Mickey Mouse Club, died on Monday at the age of 70. The actress and singer passed away at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., following complications from multiple sclerosis.

According to TV news show Extra, Funicello had been in a coma as a result of the neurological disease "for years" and was taken off life support on Monday.

Funicello, much like some of today's biggest stars like Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling got her start in the Mickey Mouse Club at age 12 in 1955. She went on to a succe...
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What Would Happen If 'High School Musical' Became 'College Musical?'

June 23rd, 2009 2:18pm EDT
High School Musical
The Disney ban of unsavory behavior seems to get lifted earlier nowadays. You couldn't find Annette Funicello doing the things Lindsay Lohan got away with on camera...or was caught doing red-handed in real life.

Still, some of the new generation (Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, and most stars from High School Musical) have avoided scandal and downfall in their professional repertoire. Lohan's stripper-bomb "I Know Who Killed Me" really doesn't sit on the same level as anything this clean-cut group has released. Although Vanessa Hudgens had a racy photo leak, for the most part ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 22

October 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Shaggy
Happy Birthday to Jerry Maguire kid Jonathan Lipnicki (1990), Hanson drummer Zachary Hanson (1985), Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (1973), reggae singer Shaggy (1968), folksinger John Wesley Harding (1965), actor Jeff Goldblum (1952), French actress Catherine Deneuve (1943), Mickey Mouse Club alum Annette Funicello (1942), prolific actor Christopher Lloyd (1938), psychedelic psychologist/author Timothy Leary (1920; d. 1996), Alfred Hitchcock film actress Joan Fontaine (1917), baseball hall-of-famer Jimmie Foxx (1907; d. 1967), one third of The Three Stooges, Curly Howard (1903; d...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 22

October 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Christopher Lloyd
Happy Birthday to Jerry Maguire kid Jonathan Lipnicki (1990), Hanson drummer Zachary Hanson (1985), Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (1973), reggae singer Shaggy (1968), folksinger John Wesley Harding (1965), actor Jeff Goldblum (1952), French actress Catherine Deneuve (1943), Mickey Mouse Club alum Annette Funicello (1942), prolific actor Christopher Lloyd (1938), psychedelic psychologist/author Timothy Leary (1920; d. 1996), Alfred Hitchcock film actress Joan Fontaine (1917), baseball hall-of-famer Jimmie Foxx (1907; d. 1967), one third of The Three Stooges, Curly Howard (1903; d...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 22

October 22nd, 2005 1:00am EDT
Christopher Lloyd
Happy Birthday to Jerry Maguire kid Jonathan Lipnicki (1990), Hanson drummer Zachary Hanson (1985), Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki (1973), reggae singer Shaggy (1968), folksinger John Wesley Harding (1965), actor Jeff Goldblum (1952), French actress Catherine Deneuve (1943), Mickey Mouse Club alum Annette Funicello (1942), prolific actor Christopher Lloyd (1938), psychedelic psychologist/author Timothy Leary (1920; d. 1996), Alfred Hitchcock film actress Joan Fontaine (1917), baseball hall-of-famer Jimmie Foxx (1907; d. 1967), one third of The Three Stooges, Curly Howard (1903; d...
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