Mount Vernon-raised rapper Heavy D passed away yesterday. The artist, born Dwight Errington Myers, was found having problems breathing outside his home in Beverly Hills; he was taken to the emergency department of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and died later in the afternoon.
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Joe Frazier's death on Monday from liver cancer was overshadowed by the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Wasn't that always the way with Joe? Something or somebody always seemed to steal his thunder.
He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions who ever lived, losing fights only to Muhamm ... More >>
Yesterday the heavyweight legend Joe Frazier passed away at 67 from liver cancer, and the Times has a lengthy rundown of tributes to the man. But few of them focused on the boxer's music career; while he didn't have the best voice, he produced a smattering of recordings that melded funk, soul ... More >>
In Corman's World -- the captivating documentary about renegade director Roger Corman, due in December -- Martin Scorsese reveals that he originally brought his 1973 project Mean Streets to Corman.
Corman urged the young hotshot to change all the characters and make them black to keep it in ... More >>
The special guest line-up for this past weekend's Big Apple Comic Con read a lot like a wish list for VH1's The Surreal Life: classic TV-show refugees (Different Strokes' Todd Bridges, Silver Spoons' Erin Gray, Dukes of Hazzard's Tom Wopat); cartoony wrestlers (Ric Flair, The Iron Sheik, Bushwacke ... More >>
In the interest of full disclosure, James Toback owes me money. At a party in 1992, he assured me that if Evander Holyfield ever met Mike Tyson, Tyson would surely destroy him. We made a $100 bet. You know how that one turned out. At a memorial service for Pauline Kael in the winter of 2 ... More >>