Dead Pool 1st April 2018
Apologies for this tardiness, a whole 24 hours late! I’m glad none of you took the time to find out if I had died or not 😛 Anyhow, no points to award this week, the list of deaths is rather lacklustre to be sure.
Look Who You Could Have Had:
- David Cobham, 87, British film director (Tarka the Otter), stroke.
- Alice Östlund, 111, Swedish supercentenarian, nation’s oldest person.
- Sir William Gladstone, 7th Baronet, 92, British aristocrat and Chief Scout.
- Bill Maynard, 89, English actor (Heartbeat, Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Carry On), complications from a fall.
In Other News
In yet another attention seeking attempt, Corey Feldman is out of the hospital and sharing a new story in the wake of a bizarre attack that took place on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Police Department told TheDeadPool.rip that Feldman was released early Wednesday morning, shortly after he shared two posts detailing an attack that he believes almost cost him his life. The LAPD were quick to state that Feldman was not not stabbed and had no visible injuries as a result of the attack, but the actor is standing by his statement. Perry Wander, the lawyer for Feldman, told us that his client filed a police report stating that three Hispanic man appeared and tried to fight him and his security guard, with one of the men then stabbing the actor with a sharp object while his guard was distracted by the others. The actor, 46, wrote on Twitter that he was sitting in his car on Tuesday night and while his security detail was distracted by a group of men, an individual opened his door and stabbed him with ‘something.’ Feldman also claimed on Twitter that this attack was the work of the ‘wolfpack,’ a group of powerful Hollywood players that he believes have been trying to kill him in order to get revenge after he named a number of alleged pedophiles in the movie industry. No stab wound though, unless he meant his anus.
The very much alive and kicking Oscar-winning actress Dame Olivia de Havilland has lost a legal battle with the makers of US TV drama Feud. Dame Olivia, 101, had objected to how she was depicted in the series, which explored the bad blood between screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. But a state appeals court in California said allowing the case to proceed would interfere with authors’ rights to dramatise historical events. Creator Ryan Murphy called the ruling a “victory for the creative community”. De Havilland, who starred in Gone with the Wind, among other classic films, filed a lawsuit against Murphy and FX Networks last year, claiming Feud portrayed her as a “petty gossip”. Dame Olivia claimed her portrayal was inaccurate because it showed her calling her sister, Joan Fontaine, a “bitch”, and commenting on Frank Sinatra’s drinking habits. But three judges unanimously ordered the dismissal of the case on Monday and ruled that the retired actress must pay FX’s legal fees and costs. Oops!
“Mad” Mike Hughes has successfully propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert in the homemade rocket before deploying his parachute and landing back to Earth with a big bump. The Flat-Earther blasted himself into the California sky using a homemade steam powered contraption he built in his garage funded by the Flat Earth Society to the tune of $7,875, this being his first attempt in his longterm aim of proving that the world is flat. Upon landing, the madcap 61-year-old limo-driver was visibly dazed as he was carefully lifted from his seat and was checked over by paramedics as he lay exhausted on the ground following a hard landing which damaged the front of his rocket. Speaking after his flight, he was more concerned about domestic comforts than proving everyone from Galileo to Stephen Hawking wrong. He said: ‘Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning.’ Someone should tell him that most commercial planes fly at 33,000ft and he could book a ticket for $100.
On This Day
- 1873 – The White Star steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547 in one of the worst marine disasters of the 19th century.
- 1960 – The TIROS-1 satellite transmits the first television picture from space.
- 1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in Cupertino, California, USA.
- 2004 – Google announces Gmail to the public.
- 1204 – Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of France and England (b. 1122)
- 1922 – Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist and author (b. 1884)
- 1984 – Marvin Gaye, American singer-songwriter (b. 1939)
Last Week’s Birthdays
Mackenzie Davis (31), Annette O’Toole (66), Ali MacGraw (79), Michael Praed (58), Chris Evans (52), Ewan McGregor (47), Christopher Walken (75), Richard Chamberlain (84), Rhea Perlman (70), Warren Beatty (81), Robbie Coltrane (68), Donna D’Errico (50), Céline Dion (50), Eric Clapton (73), Piers Morgan (53), Lucy Lawless (50), Brendan Gleeson (63), Marina Sirtis (63), Christopher Lambert (61), Elle Macpherson (54), Eric Idle (75), Vangelis (75), Julia Stiles (37), Vince Vaughn (48), Nick Frost (46), Lady Gaga (32), Dianne Wiest (70), Chris Barrie (58), Quentin Tarantino (55), Nathan Fillion (47), Julian Glover (83), Mariah Carey (48-49), Jessie J (30), Keira Knightley (33), Jennifer Grey (58), James Caan (78), Martin Short (68), Diana Ross (74), Steven Tyler (70), Lee Pace (39), Sarah Jessica Parker (53), Elton John (71), Richard O’Brien (76), Paul Michael Glaser (75) and Aretha Franklin (76).