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Mary tragically took her own life on May 16. And according to a new report, Mary was forced to borrow $20 from friends -- days before her suicide! Find out all the details! Mary Kennedy committed suicide on May 16, and details of her life, days before her suicide, are finally coming to light! According to a new report in the New York Post, Mary was forced to borrow money from the parents of her children's friends from school! Mary's ex-husband Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. allegedly cut her off from having any money, and Mary was left with nothing to buy groceries, gas or medical care while battling depression and alcoholism! A source told the New York Post, "Somebody living in a fifth-floor walk-up in The Bronx with cash could do more than she could." Additionally, the report suggest that Robert's decision to cut Mary off financially was aimed at putting pressure on »
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Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award-winner Richard Chew about his career and the craft of film editing...
“I went to law school like many students lost after college,” recalls American film editor Richard Chew who attended Harvard Law School. “It didn’t ignite me intellectually.” Inspiration was found elsewhere. “I saw this film that made a monumental impact on me called Nothing But a Man , an independent film made by a couple of young mavericks. It’s a love story about a young African American couple in the South set in the social context of the time. When I saw it I realized film could be a social document, like a novel; it could tell you something about the society you live in and that’s what appealed to me.” Chew wanted to learn more about the artistic process so he became a documentary cameraman. “You would film everything that »
Mary almost missed the wake because of two families feuding over the bodies -- find out what happened. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has claimed the body of Mary Kennedy after she killed herself, but it almost came at the cost of her missing her own wake. Robert, 58, claimed rights over the body to be buried near the Kennedy compound, after a court granted him the rights to the body, the New York Daily News reports. There was a claim from her family to bring the body home with them and not have it buried near the Kennedys -- what a tough situation. We wish the family the best during this difficult time. [New York Daily News] -- William Earl More Mary: Mary Kennedy Still Loved Robert Kennedy Jr, Who Was Kicking Her While She Was Down Robert Kennedy’s Superstar Girlfriend ‘Devastated’ Over Mary Kennedy Suicide Mary Kennedy’s Stepson Bobby Reacts To Her »
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Apparently Mary Kennedy had threatened more than once that she would take her own life before her actual suicide. Now experts tell Hollywoodlife.com that when someone threatens suicide, they must be taken extremely seriously. Listen, who knows if anyone or anything could have deterred an intensely depressed Mary Kennedy from taking her own life. After all, it appears she had suffered from depression and addiction issues for years, and had certainly received some treatment. Nevertheless, Mary was giving Robert Kennedy and other loved ones a clear warning sign that she was serious about suicide, whenever she sadly threatened to take her own life. Experts that we talked to at Hollywoodlife say that talking about suicide is one of the key warning signs that someone will actually try it. 'I would say that anyone who threatens to commit suicide, even if you think they are just bluffing, that should be »
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The family is so torn apart over the death that they may even have dual memorials -- find out the heartbreaking details. Mary Kennedy's shocking suicide has devastated the entire family, but now the plans for her burial are tearing her loved ones apart. Mary's May 16 suicide has caused a split between her sisters and the storied Kennedy family, the New York Daily News reports. Apparently the two sides are so feuding over Mary's would-be divorce from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., which was set to be a very emotional battle. The rumors of two services came after two of her grieving sisters were asked to leave the couple's Bedford, N.Y. house on May 16. They then petitioned police to try and get some of Mary's personal belongings back the next day --it's such a sad and uncomfortable situation. We wish the family the best during this difficult time. [New York Daily News] -- »
- William Earl
Find out how Robert revealed the horrific news -- such a tragic story. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. had the sad task of telling his children that their mother Mary Kennedy killed herself, and now we know how he handled the grief. Robert, 58, was beyond heartbroken when he had to confront his kids -- Conor, Kyra, William and Aiden -- about the May 16 suicide, the New York Daily News reports. "He looked like he was pretty much in shock," family friend Peter Michaelis tells the paper. "He had just an absolutely shocked and stunned look. He could not believe it." We wish the family the best during this difficult time. [New York Daily News] -- William Earl More Mary: Mary Kennedy Still Loved Robert Kennedy Jr, Who Was Kicking Her While She Was Down Robert Kennedy’s Superstar Girlfriend ‘Devastated’ Over Mary Kennedy Suicide Mary Kennedy’s Stepson Bobby Reacts To Her Tragic Suicide »
- William Earl
Oh la la! Move over Playboy Bunnies -- Jenny McCarthy is coming back to her old stomping grounds! Nearly 20 years later and Jenny McCarthy still has what it takes to land a Playboy cover. The superstar will have a full nude pictorial, E! reports, in the July/August issue which will be available to the public on newsstands June 29. "All I wanted to do [when she began in the industry] was work with my clothes on, and now I just hope to get them off," she told E!. Hmm! What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised she's going to bare all on Playboy? [E! Online] More HollywoodLife.com News: Mary Kennedy Dead — See Her Life In Photos Mary Kennedy’s Suicide — Expert Says Her Children Will Likely Suffer From Ptsd Robert Kennedy Jr’s Wife Dead — Mary Kennedy In ‘Very Dark Place’ Before Death [polldaddy poll=6239903] »
- Nicole Karlis
Authorities confirmed Thursday that Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife Mary Richardson Kennedy died of asphyxiation due to hanging.
The Westchester County Medical Examiner's office in New York reported its findings after completing an autopsy Thursday morning.
The 52-year-old architect was found Wednesday afternoon hanging in a garage on the property of her Bedford, New York home, ABC News reports. The New York Post reported that she had left a suicide note.
Related: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Estranged Wife Has Died
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of former Sen. Robert Kennedy and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy, filed for divorce from Mary in 2010 after 16 years of marriage. The couple has four children together.
The family of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday: "Mary inspired our family with her kindness, her love, her gentle soul and generous spirit. Mary was a genius at friendship, a tremendously »
Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy has died at the age of 52. Sadly this family seems plagued with tragedy.
In a statement, Kennedy's family says, "We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her. Our heart goes out to her children who she loved without reservation. We have no further comment at this time."
According to ABC News, police responded to the Kennedy home in Mount Kisco, N.Y., at 1:36 p.m. on May 16 where her body was discovered. The incident is under investigation and no cause of death has been reported.
Mary and Robert Kennedy have four children and Mary is his second wife. They were married for 16 years. The divorce was filed in 2010. Kennedy Jr. is the son of former Senator Robert Kennedy and the nephew of President John F. Kennedy. »
Et has learned that Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife Mary Richardson Kennedy has died. She was 52.
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Police confirm to Et that they found a deceased individual in Bedford, New York this afternoon. This individual is believed to be Mary Kennedy.
Mary's family confirmed her passing, releasing this statement: "We deeply regret the death of our beloved sister Mary, whose radiant and creative spirit will be sorely missed by those who loved her. Our heart goes out to her children who she loved without reservation. We have no further comment at this time."
According to People.com, Mary was arrested for driving while intoxicated three days following the divorce filing. »
Chicago – Turner Classic Movies, the popular cable channel, will kick off their third annual TCM Classic Film Festival next week, from April 12th-15th. Recently, the festival preview came to Chicago, as TCM host Ben Mankiewicz and movie star Tippi Hedren introduced Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.”
Hedren portrayed Marion Crane in her 1963 film debut for “The Birds,” and gave an unforgettable performance as the unlikely victim of nature gone out of control. She introduced the film last week as part of the “Road to Hollywood” series that Turner Classic Movies and Ben Mankiewicz are hosting in anticipation of the upcoming film festival. HollywoodChicago.com caught up with both of them the day of the screening.
Nathalie Kay “Tippi” Hedren was a model and actress on TV commercials when she was discovered by Alfred Hitchcock and thrust into the spotlight for her film debut. »
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WonderCon moved temporarily to Anaheim in 2012, while its usual home, the Moscone Center in San Francisco, is undergoing a remodel. It is part of the Comic-Con International organization, and although it’s a much smaller-scale event, happily for us they held some great TV panels on Day 3. First up was Alcatraz.
The panel was made up of actors Sarah Jones (Rebecca Madsen), Jorge Garcia (Diego “Doc” Soto), Jonny Coyne (Warden Edwin James), Parminder Nagra (Dr. Lucille Banerjee) and Robert Forster (Ray Archer, Rebecca’s great uncle), executive producers Jennifer Johnson and Daniel Pyne, and co-creators/co-executive producers Bryan Wynbrandt and Steven Lilien.
They started us off with a video montage that we happily share here. Much will look familiar, but the last few scenes are brand new, and will be considered a spoiler by some:
Click here to view the embedded video.
In fact, a lot of what they told us could be considered spoilers, »
- Erin Willard
The superlative interviewer on the one that got away – or has he? – and his new show on BBC4. And after almost half a century working on TV, what surprises him most?
How do you interview Sir David Frost, the man who conducted the famous Richard Nixon interview, about the art of interviewing? It feels like running an egg-sucking seminar for grandmothers. Frost had more than 28 hours with Nixon. I had just under an hour with Frost to talk to him about his new show, Frost on Interviews, which BBC4 broadcasts on Tuesday at 9pm.
Featuring some of television's greatest inquisitors, such as Michael Parkinson and Melvyn Bragg, it tracks the history of the interview from its birth, with the profoundly soft encounters of the 1950s contrasting with Jeremy Paxman's celebrated grilling of Michael Howard. Paxman declined to appear on the programme, which concludes by asking if the rise of »
- Tara Conlan
Now that Oprah Winfrey is no longer a talk show host on daytime TV she is beginning to delve in to different projects. Once such project is a feature-film called The Butler. The films comes from Precious director Lee Daniels, and will be the story of Eugene Allen, a black man who worked as a butler in the White House from 1952 to 1986. Winfrey would be co-starring as Allen’s wife of 65 years if she decides to take part in the project.
The film would span Allen’s 34 years at the White House and originated from Wil Haygood’s 2008 Washington Post story A Butler Well Served by This Election. THR reports that Haygood’s story is “focused on Allen who started at the White House as a “pantry man” in 1952, when blacks weren’t allowed to use public restrooms in his native Virginia. He ended up serving eight presidents and had »
- Mina Kelly
Oprah Winfrey is considering a return to the big screen.
The talk show superstar and longtime producer is mulling over an offer to work with "Precious" director Lee Daniels as part of the cast of the true-life historical drama, "The Butler," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"The Butler" tells the story of Eugene Allen, a black man who started at the White House as a "pantry man" in 1952. He ended up serving eight presidents from 1952 to 1986, having a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made, from the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement to the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.
The film is based on "A Butler Well Served by This Election," which was published in the Washington Post shortly after the election of President Obama on Nov. 7, 2008.
Winfrey, who served as an executive producer on director Lee Daniels' 2009 film, »
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Taylor Swift has reportedly written a song inspired by the lives of the Kennedy family. The 'You Belong With Me' singer recently met up with Robert Kennedy's filmmaker daughter Rory Kennedy at the premiere of her HBO project about her mother Ethel. Rory Kennedy explained that she was a "huge fan" of Swift's work, and that she was surprised to hear the singer owned many books about her family. "She really just loves my mother which is so sweet," she told ABC News. "I'm a huge fan of hers, I have young girls and we had been to (more) »
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Calloway inquired as to what Baldwin was wearing on his left hand, to which the TV star winked, "It's my secret.' Baldwin, 53, has been dating yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, 28, since early 2011.
Baldwin's reps told "Extra" he is definitely not engaged. »
For half a century, the FBI director waged war on homosexuals, black people and communists. Now, a controversial film by Clint Eastwood is set to reveal some of the explosive truth about him. Here, his biographer Anthony Summers tells all
J Edgar Hoover was a phenomenon. The first Director of the FBI, he remained in office for 48 years, from his appointment after the First World War to his death in 1972, achieving fame and extraordinary power. For public consumption when he died, President Richard Nixon eulogised him as: "One of the giants… a national symbol of courage, patriotism and granite-like honesty and integrity." He ordered flags to fly at half-mast and that Hoover's body lie in state in the Capitol.
In private, on hearing that he had died, Nixon had responded merely: "Jesus Christ! That old cocksucker!" Months earlier, closeted with key advisers, he had held forth on the need to »
18 items from 2012
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