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Lately, it's getting harder and harder to do this newsletter. With the celebrity deaths coming like they have been, it's been rough.

I think with the death of legendary entertainer Debbie Reynolds, and her daughter Carrie Fisher's death one day ago, that is beyond heartbreaking. Then when I read that Reynolds' last words were that she wanted to be with Carrie. How do you not roll a tear?

I'm going to try and smile this weekend with a re-watching of 'Singing in the Rain' and 'Star Wars' and pay tribute to two very talented, very special entertainers.

Be Well,
Steve


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Debbie Reynolds dies one day after daughter Carrie Fisher
Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday evening in Los Angeles, one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher.

Family sources told TMZ Reynolds died at a Los Angeles hospital of a stroke, hours after 911 was called to the home of her son, Todd Fisher.

"She wanted to be with Carrie," Fisher told Variety.

Reynolds, 84, complained of breathing problems, an unidentified source told the Los Angeles Times.

Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles City Fire Department, said paramedics provided medical aid in the 1700 block of Coldwater Canyon Drive, and a woman in fair to serious condition was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center. The woman's identity, age or symptoms were not revealed, citing privacy laws.

TMZ reported Reynolds was at her son's house discussing funeral plans for Carrie Fisher, 60, who died after a heart episode last week on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

Reynolds earned her only best actress Oscar nomination for The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964. She earlier starred in "Singin' in the Rain" in 1952. She acted regularly into the 1990s.

She sang the No. 1 hit tune Tammy in 1957.

On TV, Reynolds starred in The Debbie Reynolds Show in 1969, but the situation comedy lasted only one season.

She earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2015.

Reynolds was divorced from singing sensation Eddie Fisher in 1959.

Eddie Fisher's daughter with actress Connie Stevens, Joely Fisher, tweeted Wednesday: "God speed mama."

Reynolds was married two other times -- divorcing from millionaire businessman Harry Karl in 1973 and real estate developer Richard Hamlett in 1996.


Debra Messing, Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres mourn death of entertainer Debbie Reynolds
Hollywood is reeling from the sudden, mother-daughter deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds this week.

Fisher, an author and actress best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, died Tuesday after having a mid-flight heart attack Friday. She was 60.

Her mother, an icon for her performances in the classic movies Singin' in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, had a stroke, reportedly while planning Fisher's funeral, and died Wednesday at the age of 84.

"I can't imagine what Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' family are going through this week. I send all of my love," Ellen DeGeneres tweeted.

"i love you billie. so so much. rest in peace, debbie reynolds," singer Ariana Grande offered her condolences to actress Billie Lourd, Fisher's daughter and only child.

"Sweetest Picture ever of Carrie Fisher watching her mother Debbie Reynolds on stage! Hug Your mother today! Then Hug your daughter!" Madonna captioned an old photo of Fisher and Reynolds in her Twitter post.

"You've opened heaven's portal here on earth for this poor mortal. You are my lucky star... Sad farewell to the incomparable Debbie Reynolds," wrote Mark Gatiss, Sherlock screenwriter and cast-member.

Debra Messing shared on Instagram her thoughts regarding the death of Reynolds, who played her mother, Bobbie Addler, on the sitcom Will & Grace. The message accompanied a photo of her with Reynolds.

"Debbie went to be with Carrie. She always worried about her. Carrie left too soon and now they are together again. My heart is literally broken," Messing wrote. "For 8 years she was my mom. She was pure energy & light when she came on stage. She was loving, and bawdy, and playful -- a consummate pro -- old school and yet had the work ethic and investment in her craft of a new fiery up and comer. She was always running off to Vegas or somewhere else 'on the road' to be a hoofer, to sing and dance and make people laugh. She performed 340 days out of the year. An inspiration on every level. A Legend of course, the epitome of clean cut American optimism, dancing with Gene Kelly as an equal, a warrior woman who never stopped working. A devoted mother and grandmother, and aunt and great aunt, and friend. I lost my mom a few years ago. She loved that Debbie was my TV mom. I hope they find each other and hug and kiss and my mom says, 'I got you, Debbie. Carrie's waiting for you.' RIP Bobbie Adler."

"SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Debbie Reynolds, whose six-decade career made her a star of both the big and small screens. Reynolds, a recipient of SAG-AFTRA's SAG Life Achievement Award, died today at the age of 84," Gabrielle Carteris, president of the Screen Actors Guild, said in a press release Wednesday.

"I was deeply saddened to learn of Debbie Reynold's passing. We have lost a unique talent and a national treasure. Coming so close to the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, this is truly a double tragedy. Their imprint on our culture is profound and they both will live on. On behalf of the SAG-AFTRA membership, our hearts go out to their family and loved ones."



LOOSE LIPS:
"Finally, for the first time, I feel like I have a bit more of a womanly figure ... I think you just feel really feminine."
--Chrissy Teigen, on her post-baby body, to Elle Australia


??? Guess Who ???

Which Netflix's Fuller House star cheered up a girl in children's hospital by scolding her ex-boyfriend?


Lily Rabe of 'American Horror Story' expecting first child
American Horror Story star Lily Rabe is going to be a first-time mom.

The 34-year-old actress revealed she's pregnant and expecting her first child with boyfriend Hamish Linklater by debuting her baby bump at the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, which took place Dec. 4 and aired Tuesday on CBS.

Rabe started the evening in a sleeveless pink dress and later changed into a purple gown with exposed shoulders and draped sleeves. She cradled her growing belly as she and Linklater posed for photos on the red carpet.

"A couple wks ago.. Taking my baby to The White House," the star recently captioned a picture of her look on Instagram.

Rabe and Linklater have been dating for a few years, according to Us Weekly. The couple appeared in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Cymbeline in 2015, and co-star in Casey Wilder Mott's forthcoming adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Linklater, a 40-year-old actor, is already dad to 9-year-old daughter Lucinda with ex-wife Jessica Goldberg. He is known for playing Matthew Kimble on The New Adventures of Old Christine and Andrew Keanelly on The Crazy Ones.

Rabe, meanwhile, has appeared on all six seasons of American Horror Story. She most recently portrayed Shelby Miller in American Horror Story: Roanoke, and will next appear in the HBO movie Wizard of Lies.


??? Guess Who ???

Which Netflix's Fuller House star cheered up a girl in children's hospital by scolding her ex-boyfriend?

John Stamos helped cheer up a young girl during a visit to a children's hospital by calling her ex-boyfriend to scold him for dumping her.

Stamos sat bedside with the young girl, Amanda, at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and called her ex-boyfriend Jorge while his costar in the Fox comedy series Grandfathered filmed the video, released by People.

"Jorge, this is John Stamos," he said after being directed to Jorge's voicemail. "I'm with Amanda, my new girlfriend. Apparently you guys broke up and I swooped right in. So, your loss, Jorge. Your loss, because Amanda is a great gal."

Stamos was eventually able to reach Jorge, as Peck turned the camera toward himself and gasped while Amanda informed her ex-boyfriend that Peck was also there if he wanted to meet his "role model."

"I think you made a big mistake," Stamos said. "But it's nice to meet you, pal."

Everyone in the room erupted with laughter as Jorge responded with a simple "thank you" and Amanda smiled from ear to ear.

Netflix's Fuller House, which stars Stamos alongside fellow original Full House cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Collier, Bob Saget, Lori Loughlin and Andrea Barber, was renewed for a third season on Christmas Day.

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