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Phyllis Diller Dead at 95

Comedienne had been in hospice care after recent fall

(Newser) - Iconic funnywoman Phyllis Diller has died in her Los Angeles home at the age of 95, reports TMZ . The trailblazing comedienne who rose to fame alongside Bob Hope had been in hospice care following a recent fall in which she injured her wrist and hip. “Phyllis Diller passed away... More »

Dolores Hope Dead at 102

Nightclub singer was married to Bob Hope for 69 years

(Newser) - Dolores Hope, who was married to Bob Hope for 69 years and accompanied him on many of his trips to entertain American troops overseas, has died at the age of 102. Hope—born Dolores DeFina in Harlem in 1909—sidelined her own singing career after meeting her husband, who died... More »

Celebs: What I'd Have Said on the Moon

(Newser) - With Monday marking the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Esquire digs up celebs’ takes on what they’d have said if it had been them instead of Neil “One Giant Leap” Armstrong:
  • Muhammad Ali: Bring me back a challenger, ‘cause I’ve defeated everyone here on
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Colbert: The New Bob Hope

Iraq stint brings back predecessor's 'easy-going' style

(Newser) - Taping his show in Iraq this week, Stephen Colbert channeled Bob Hope in an "unexpectedly charming" series of shows, writes Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times. Colbert largely stayed in ultra-right character, though he let it slip in places. His interviews were “pleasant, not barbed,” and... More »

Bob Hope Gets Stamp of Approval

USPS is rolling out homage to the icon in early 2009

(Newser) - Bob Hope, one of America’s most beloved entertainers, will grace a US postage stamp next year, the AP reports. The British-born Hope, who died in 2003, found success as a singer, actor, comedian, and entertainer of American troops. He benefits from postal rule change that allows non-presidents to be... More »

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