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Bill Paxton’s Death Certificate Reveals Valve Replacement Surgery Triggered Stroke

Bill Paxton’s Death Certificate Reveals Valve Replacement Surgery Triggered Stroke
Bill Paxton died of stroke following surgery to address an aortic aneurysm, his death certificate reveals.

According to the document, obtained by TMZ, Paxton had undergone valve replacement surgery on Feb. 14 to correct the heart condition, when complications occurred and he suffered the stroke.

Paxton died on Feb. 25, 11 days after the surgery. He was 61.

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Remembering Bill Paxton, Hollywood’s Scene-Stealing Everyman

A prolific actor, Paxton appeared in a range of films including “Titanic,” “Aliens,” and “Twister.” He recently starred in the Canadian coming-of-age thriller “Mean Dreams,” and he will also appear in the Emma Watson-Tom Hanks thriller “The Circle,” which will be released in April. Paxton also held a lead role as Detective Frank Rourke in the CBS crime-thriller series “Training Day,” which paid tribute to the star in a recent episode.

Storm chasers from around the globe also remembered the “Twister” star using the Spotter Network,
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Rob Lowe Opens Up About the Death of His "Most Loyal, Old-School Friend" Bill Paxton

  • BuzzSugar
Bill Paxton tragically passed away at age 61 on Feb. 25 after suffering complications from surgery, and Hollywood was quick to start paying tribute to the iconic actor. While Bill was known for his roles in movies like Apollo 13, Twister, and Titanic, he was also a notoriously nice guy in Hollywood. His longtime friend and fellow actor Rob Lowe touched on his incredible spirit when he opened up about his death in an essay for The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. The two met in 1991 and went on to costar in the 1994 comedy Frank and Jesse. "What made Bill really special to me was that we both lived outside of L.A.," Rob wrote. "I've lived in Santa Barbara for 25 years. He lived in Ojai for 30 years. He's one of the reasons I moved out of L.A. because I saw a really similar marriage, a really solid man who is building
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Amanda Seyfried and More Celebrities Pay Tribute to Bill Paxton After His Death

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Amanda Seyfried and More Celebrities Pay Tribute to Bill Paxton After His Death
Bill Paxton died at age 61 on Saturday, leaving behind an impressive onscreen legacy. Throughout his life in the spotlight, he gained the respect and admiration of his costars and fellow actors and filmmakers. Tributes from his peers have been flooding in, and one of the first people to speak out about his death was director James Cameron, who worked with Bill on a number of films, including Titanic, Aliens, and Apollo 13. Amanda Seyfried, his Big Love costar from 2006 to 2011, also released a heartbreaking statement about the loss of her "father figure." Read their full statements, as well as tributes from more of Bill's friends, ahead. Related:a Group of Storm Chasers Paid Tribute to Twister Actor Bill Paxton in a Beautiful WayGinnifer Goodwin Felt Wrong Celebrating at the Oscars After Bill Paxton’s Death
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Storm Chasers Honor Bill Paxton With Gps Tribute

Storm Chasers Honor Bill Paxton With Gps Tribute
Nearly 200 storm chasers are paying tribute to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using Gps coordinates on a map depicting the heart of Tornado Alley.

The effort, coordinated Sunday by Spotter Network, spelled out "Bp" to honor the leading man in the disaster movie Twister, which inspired a generation of storm chasers.

Storm chasers and storm spotters have spelled out the initials of fellow chasers in the tight-knit community four or five times before, but never for a non-chaser, said John Wetter, president of Spotter Network, a nonprofit that tracks the positions of...
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Storm Chasers Honor Bill Paxton with ‘Twister’ Tribute

Storm Chasers Honor Bill Paxton with ‘Twister’ Tribute
Storm chasers from around the globe paid tribute to “Twister” star Bill Paxton on Sunday after news broke that the actor had died following complications from heart surgery. He was 61.

Using their Spotter Network markers, hundreds of storm chasers and weather fanatics lined up to Paxton’s initials across the infamous ‘tornado alley’ in Kansas and Oklahoma in a heartfelt ode to the late actor.

Paxton starred in the 1996 disaster classic “Twister” in which he and Helen Hunt lead a team of lovable scientists on a dangerous mission to gather more information about the deadly cyclones. The movie went on to gross $241 million worldwide and became the second-highest-grossing movie of 1996 behind “Independence Day.”

Paxton went on to make the IMAX documentary “Tornado Alley” and often spoke about his fascination with the weather phenomena having grown up in nearby Texas.

Storm chasers and weather nerds are awesome. Tribute for Bill Paxton.
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Nashville Mystery: So... What Is Deacon's Real First Name?

Nashville Mystery: So... What Is Deacon's Real First Name?
Spoiler alert: If you didn’t watch this week’s Nashville, you might want to do that before reading this post.

Thursday’s Nashville left its devoted fans hanging on quite the steep cliff: As the episode’s final moments played out, we were left unsure of whether Rayna was alive or dead what Deacon’s real first name is.

RelatedNashville Recap: What Doesn’t Kill You… Still Might Kill You

Though diehard viewers had spent four-plus seasons thinking that they knew everything about the complex Mr. Claybourne, Rayna dropped an (admittedly minor) bombshell during her tense interaction with the
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Nashville Recap: What Doesn't Kill You... Still Might Kill You

Nashville Recap: What Doesn't Kill You... Still Might Kill You
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Nashville recap here.

If you’ve got candles, Nashville fans, now would be a good time to light ’em.

Because Rayna Jaymes, the First Lady of Country Music and keeper of Deacon Claybourne’s heart, survives an attack by a crazed stalker in this week’s episode… only to be involved in a terrible car crash in the hour’s final moments.

It doesn’t look good for Rayna as the episode closes, and that preview of next week’s installment isn’t very comforting, either. And I don’t care how
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Nashville Midseason Finale Date Set

Nashville Midseason Finale Date Set
Like the Music City bands it chronicles, Nashville is preparing to finish one set and take a breather before the next.

TVLine can exclusively reveal that the Cmt drama will air its midseason finale on Thursday, March 9, at 9/8c.

RelatedNashville Recap: Storm Chasers

No word yet on when the season will resume.

Last night, the network aired a very troubling (for Rayna fans, at least) promo in which it appears that Carl Hockney cares not one whit for that restraining order filed against him. Press Play on the video above to watch it (or watch it again), then hit the
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Inside Endemol Shine’s Ambitious Plan to Conquer Global TV

When top executives of Endemol Shine Group gather next week at the Majestic hotel in Cannes, the scene inside the conference room might be mistaken for a United Nations Security Council meeting.

Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Israel, Russia, China and Switzerland are among the more than 30 territories that will be represented alongside the superpowers of North America and the U.K. at an extra-long table. The gathering is so large that there’s a microphone and a nameplate with country flag set out for each participant.

The brainstorming and information-sharing sessions will be held largely in English, although there will be side conversations among smaller groups in numerous native tongues. Coinciding with the annual MipTV international sales conference, the group will spend a few days talking shop, screening projects and generally arming themselves with the latest market intel.

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By all accounts, the periodic meetings of what
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Paul Rosolie: Eaten Alive by Anaconda on Discovery Special?

Paul Rosolie: Eaten Alive by Anaconda on Discovery Special?
Did you hear the one about the guy who willingly fed himself to an anaconda?

No, that’s not the set-up to a really questionable joke; noted naturalist Paul Rosolie literally served himself to an anaconda during Sunday’s appropriately titled Discovery special Eaten Alive — or, at least, he intended to.

Anticipation for the two-hour event had been building ever since the network announced it in November, but not everyone’s rally cries were of support. The most notable pushback came, unsurprisingly, from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), which chastised the entire affair as an act of abuse.
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Into the Storm - The Cast and Crew Speak!

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Last year in Oklahoma a famous father-and-son team of storm chasers were heard screaming, “We’re going to die! We’re going to die!” on a Highway Patrol radio moments before they were indeed killed by one of the savage twisters they’d devoted their lives to following.

Storm chasers are single-minded in their pursuit of danger, willing to risk all for the thrill of the hunt, and in the new movie Into the Storm, Matt Walsh plays just such a character. He’s Pete, a TV reality star who endangers his crew when one of the biggest storms of all time hits the rural town of Silverton.

While the subject matter is serious, behind the scenes Walsh was dealing with a comedy of errors he couldn’t help but laugh at. In the film his fortress on wheels is Titus, a storm-proof tank that can roll its way through anything.
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Writer-Producers at Reality TV Hit Factory Vote to Unionize

  • The Wrap
The Writers’ Guild of America's fight to unionize reality TV writers progressed on Friday, when employees at Original Media voted to join the guild by a 42-9 margin in an election held by the National Labor Relations Board. Original Media, a subsidiary of Endemol USA, produces shows such as “Miami Ink” and its spinoffs, History Channel's “Swamp People,” Discovery's “Storm Chasers” and Spike's “Ink Master.” Also read: WGA Leans on MSNBC Hosts to ‘Lean Forward’ Against Comcast “The men and women who work so hard to create nonfiction (reality) TV shows have demonstrated that they want Wgae representation to help them improve their working.
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Original Media Taps Daniel Laikind As New CEO

  • Deadline TV
Producer Daniel Laikind has been tapped to succeed Charlie Corwin as CEO of Original Media. The post had been vacant since October, when Corwin was named co-chairman and co-ceo of Original parent company Endemol North America. Laikind will oversee reality development, including first-run unscripted cable television programming. He will be based in Original Media’s New York office. “Daniel has had a profound impact on the unscripted genre in both long form and short form and is known for creating edgy, quality content,” Corwin said. “I love his work.” Laikind co-founded Stick Figure Productions, where he served as President of Development and Production, overseeing such series as Amish In The City (Upn), #1 Single With Lisa Loeb (E!), Family Bonds (HBO) and Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane (Style). In 2013, Stick Figure was sold to Ora.tv. Original Media’s portfolio includes Ink Master (Spike), Comic Book Men (AMC), La Ink
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Cris Abrego, Charlie Corwin Appointed Co-CEOs of Endemol North America

Endemol North America has found fresh leadership from within its own stables, appointing Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin co-chairmen and co-CEOs of the studio.

News follows the December announcement that Endemol North America topper David Goldberg was stepping down from his chairman-ceo post after thirteen years with the company.

“Charlie and Cris are world class creative entrepreneurs who have built their respective companies through the creation and production of great, must-watch content during their time within Endemol,” said Endemol Group prez Tim Hincks. “They combine energy, ambition and vision with an understanding of the values that define Endemol. We couldn’t ask for stronger candidates to lead our North American operations into a new phase of accelerated growth and creativity.”

Abrego and Corwin have been thriving members of the Endemol family, as their reality production companies — Abrego’s 51 Minds and Corwin’s Original Media — were both acquired by Endemol roughly six years ago.
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Indie Spotlight

  • DailyDead
We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Banshee Chapter, a new episode of Chronicles of the Dead, details on The Crying Dead, and much more:

Heir First Details: “From Richard Powell and Zach Green’s Fatal Pictures, the company that brought you the critically acclaimed, award winning horror shorts Worm and Familiar, comes their new and final short film “Heir”, a touching tale of father and son. Starring the Emmy award winning Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies) and Robert Nolan (Sick, Worm, Familiar).

After connecting with a stranger of similar interests online, family man Gordon and his son Paul, embark on an ill-fated road trip in which Gordon aims to indulge in a secret passion. Before the day ends a horrible truth will be uncovered and a harsh lesson will be learned.
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Do Not Disturb this Trailer for The Bates Haunting

And just like that a trailer checks in for The Bates Haunting, which we told you about a few days ago. Wanna see what kind of psycho things lie ahead for our prospective victims? Then read on!

From the Press Release

Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

“I’m a huge fan of the many haunted house attractions around the country,” commented Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard. “When I saw The Bates Haunting and discovered that it was actually filmed at
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Check-In Available Soon for The Bates Haunting

Alfred Hitchcock's genre defining classic Psycho has been getting A Lot of love lately and deservedly so. With "Bates Motel" already a hit series and numerous books and projects about Hitch and his flicks, there's never been a better reason to go a little mad sometimes. Case in point...

From the Press Release

Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride, one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

“I’m a huge fan of the many haunted house attractions around the country,” commented Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard. “When
See full article at Dread Central »

Get Uncork’d With the Arrival of The Bates Haunting

  • Horror News
Uncork’d Entertainment proudly announces the multi-platform release of Byron Turk’s (Storm Chasers, Flipping Boston) The Bates Haunting, dubbed by the director as “Scream meets Scooby Doo”. The indie thriller was shot in rural Pennsylvania, at Arasapha Farm’s original Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride: one of America’s top Halloween attractions. The Bates Haunting will be available August 6 for rental and digital, and available for sale on DVD a few months later.

“I’m a huge … Continue reading →
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Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies From Fall During Las Vegas Show (Updated)

  • The Wrap
Cirque du Soleil Performer Dies From Fall During Las Vegas Show (Updated)
A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling Saturday night during a performance of the show "Ka" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Sarah Guillot-Guyard was killed in fall from the show's elevated vertical stage at the MGM Grand, a spokesperson for Cirque du Soleil confirmed to TheWrap. The tragic incident marks first onstage death in the 30-year history of artistic acrobatic troupe, according to the Las Vegas Sun which first reported the news. Also read: 'Storm Chasers' Stars Killed While Following Oklahoma Tornado The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed Sunday morning
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What to Watch Tonight: MasterChef Is Schooled, Cmt Awards, Baby Daddy Bombshell and More

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What to Watch Tonight: MasterChef Is Schooled, Cmt Awards, Baby Daddy Bombshell and More
On TV this Wednesday: Kristen Bell has more fun than a barrel of sloths as she hosts the Cmt Music Awards, Discovery honors three fallen Storm Chasers, Best Ink names a tattoo title-holder and Baby Daddy says beware. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Cmt Music Awards (Cmt) | House of LiesKristen Bell returns as host – this time with country crooner Jason Aldean by her side – for the 2 1/2-hour-long live celebration of down-home tunes. Carrie Underwood, Lenny Kravitz, Kacey Musgraves, Nelly, Keith Urban, The Voice champ Cassadee Pope and American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison are among those set to perform.
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