Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Who will you miss the most? *Elizabeth Taylor. A legend, a goddess, an activist. *Steve Jobs. Ditto, except for the goddess bit.
Rappers loved Amy Winehouse. The British warbler might not have collaborated with rap chaps to the extent that Mary J Blige has, but when she passed away earlier this year she did so leaving behind a discernible trail of hip-hop goodies. And the songs suggest there was a genuine bond and shar ... More >>
In recent years, people holding the vice-presidential seat have had complicated, if not vaguely hostile, relationships with pop music. Before Al Gore became Bill Clinton's veep in 1992, his wife Tipper founded the PMRC. In 2002, six years before taking his seat to the back-left of Barack Obam ... More >>
When we heard the news that Betty Ford (the accidental First Lady married to the accidental 38th President of the United States) had died, we immediately thought of how George Carlin spoke of her in his last stand up special, It's Bad for Ya! In the above segment, Carlin brings up Mrs. Ford in a r ... More >>
Celebrities, getting hacked just like us! Unless Lindsay Lohan is tweeting out 50% discounts these days while in rehab at Betty Ford. But, it could be worse...like, acai berry worse. Lindsay -- use this widget to see if your Gawker password was hacked! The last legit-seeming Lindsay Lohan tw ... More >>
Well, Lindsay Lohan had her court date today, to which she actually showed up early in a Toyota minivan instead of an Escalade, and the highly anticipated answer to whether she'd be sent back to rehab or to prison is...back to rehab! Those of you who guessed correctly, please use the nearest ... More >>
Poor LiLo is now cut off from not only drugs, booze, and any number of bad-influencing enablers, but also from email and Twitter, which, apparently, she has an compulsion toward as well, addictive personalities being what they are. Sources say that she can only use the phone for two hours a d ... More >>
A former Vice party girl confronts her demons, both chemical and adolescent
Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy