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The ex-girlfriend and victim of a stabbing at the hands of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" actor Shelley Malil is speaking out after a California parole board granted Malil parole last month. The 53-year-old had spent the last eight years in prison for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing his then-girlfriend Kendra Beebe 23 times in a fit of jealous rage. He was sentenced in 2010 to 12 years to life behind bars. Beebe revealed on "Good Morning America" Friday that she doesn't feel safe now that Malil is being released from prison. "I will always have to watch my back for the rest of my life," Beebe said. She opened up about the actual attack, saying that in the moment she thought she was going to die. "When I was going to give him a hug, he pulled out his hand and just started stabbing me," she said. "I got a second chance when so many women don't," Beebe said. "So I feel very strongly that I need to help be a part of the change." Beebe was joined on … [Read more...] about Ex-girlfriend of ’40-Year-Old Virgin’ actor Shelley Malil feels unsafe after he’s paroled
Rudy Ray Moore, the comedian, singer and actor who inspired rappers like Snoop Dogg and whose Dolemite character was one of the great street culture figures of the 20th century, died Sunday night at a nursing home in Akron, Ohio. The cause was complications of diabetes. He was 81. Moore never cracked mainstream culture like his early colleague Redd Foxx, but he inspired the same level of respect and admiration on the streets and behind the counters of record stores, which is where Moore records had to be kept because the covers tended to feature busty, naked or near-naked women. This correctly suggests that Moore's comedy was built on adult material. Like Foxx, he made "party records" that went into wide circulation without so much as a nod of acknowledgement from radio or other mainstream media outlets. Ironically, Moore in real life was fastidiously religious. He was a frequent speaker in church, and each year he would take his mother – who at 98 survives him – to the … [Read more...] about ‘Dolemite’ comedian Rudy Ray Moore, inspiration to hip hop culture, dead at 81 years old
Story highlights Carr died of complications from a rare form of dementia Kym Karath, who played youngest Von Trapp child, Gretl, called Carr "exquisite" (CNN)Charmian Carr, best known for her role as Liesl in the film version of "The Sound of Music," died Saturday at the age of 73, her website and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization confirmed. Carr died of complications from a rare form of dementia, her family said. The actress sang one of the movie's classic songs, "Sixteen Going on Seventeen." "Charmian Carr played the oldest Von Trapp child, and in some ways she maintained that role in real life -- guiding, cheering, supporting and generally being there for the rest of her 'sisters' and 'brothers,'" said Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Photos: People we lost in 2016 Photos: People we lost in 2016 Hide Caption 1 of 119 Photos: People we lost in 2016 Debbie Reynolds, one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the … [Read more...] about Charmian Carr, Liesl in ‘The Sound of Music,’ dies
Story highlights Zsa Zsa Gabor appeared in several movies, but was most famous for just being famous She was a glamorous socialite, witty talk-show guest and sister of Eva ("Green Acres") and Magda (CNN)Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian beauty whose many marriages, gossipy adventures and occasional legal scuffles kept her in tabloid headlines for decades, died Sunday, said her former longtime publicist Ed Lozzi. She was 99. Gabor died of heart failure, Lozzi said. She had been frail and used a wheelchair since a 2002 car accident, according to publicist John Blanchette. "Most that are still around from the 1950s, '60s and '70s know that Zsa Zsa Gabor is an American icon and the key link in the Gabor-Hilton dynasty, which will still exist for generations to come," Lozzi said. The actress had been hospitalized numerous times since 2010, when she broke her hip in a fall. In 2011, her leg was amputated. Gabor may have risen to fame as a performer, but she held on to it through simply … [Read more...] about Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99
Story highlights David Bowie's publicist did not elaborate on the kind of cancer Bowie was without parallel in his showmanship (CNN)David Bowie, whose incomparable sound and chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself made him a pop music fixture for more than four decades, has died. He was 69. Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer," said a statement posted on his official social media accounts. "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief." Neither his publicist nor the statement elaborated on what type of cancer the singer had. Bowie's death has been the regular subject of Internet hoaxes for the last several years. So the news came as a shock to fans and industry insiders when it was confirmed. Read More David Bowie and the soundtrack of … [Read more...] about David Bowie, a master of music and makeovers, dies at 69